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Feb 18 17:34

Bush, 9/11, and Iraq: Trump Gets It Right

by Sheldon Richman, February 18, 2016

Donald Trump, for all his obnoxious demagoguery, is adding value to the presidential campaign by calling former President George W. Bush to account for 9/11 and the Iraq war, which set in motion the growth and spread of al-Qaeda and the rise of the Islamic State. Former U.S. rulers rarely face consequences for the horrible things they do in office. Condemnation is considered impolite.

So good for Trump. Unfortunately, he shows no sign of having done his homework; so his charges against Bush are little more than soundbites, allowing Bush defenders to dismiss Trump as a kook. But this time he is not a kook.

Feb 18 17:16

Ten Saudi Major Generals Decry Riyadh's Syria Deployment Plan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The military top brass in Saudi Arabia wrote a letter to the crown prince and interior minister, Mohammed bin Nayef, to warn him against dispatching troops to Syria, saying the plan entails dire repercussions for the Kingdom.

Ten Saudi Major Generals and marshals have signed the letter which foresees definite defeat and failure for Riyadh if the Arab monarchy sends forces to Syria following its failure in the nearly-one-year-long war on Yemen, the NTHNEWS news website reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the text of the letter has been released in different Yemeni media and gone viral on the social media.

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Feb 18 16:37

CCTV: Moment of Ankara blast caught on security camera

At least 28 people have been killed nad 61 injured in a car explosion in Ankara, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister said.

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Feb 18 14:48

Why Do Police Have to Remind People Not to Burn Their Houses Down by Sleeping on Charging Cell Phones?

No, this isn't satire.

The sad part is that some people have to be warned by police to not do things that might cause them to die because common sense is largely dead.

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Feb 18 14:32

Ken O'Keefe - TSA Denied Flight to Anarcapulco for Refusing Body Scanner at LAX

Brother O'Keefe is currently stuck in the great ole US of A... homeland insecurity deemed him a threat to the imminent self-destruction of banker nation, wouldn't let him through with a ball rub, rather they forced him to be irradiated, and he missed his flight. Please share far and wide.

Feb 18 13:45

Idiots Kill Baby Dolphin by Pulling It out of the Sea to Pose for SELFIES with It

And now for what is probably the dumbest thing you will see today that will make you lose your faith in humanity just a tiny bit more (if that's even possible at this point)...

A bunch of morons got together and pulled a baby dolphin out of the sea and passed it around just TO TAKE SELFIES WITH IT, even as it DIED because they pulled it out of the sea to take selfies with it.

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Feb 18 13:32

Pope, Who Lives in a Walled Citadel, Just Called Trump 'Unchristian' for Wanting to Build a Wall on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The elite want Donald Trump gone. Bad. So bad in fact they have called in the Pope to publicly condemn Trump for wanting to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Pope said:

"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel."

Funny, isn't it? How much of a dog and pony puppet show this is? Now they've tapped the Pope to come out against Trump with about the weakest argument the Pope could make pretty much ever.

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Feb 18 13:22

Scalia Dies…Jew Control Arises

WITH THE DEATH OF ANTONIN SCALIA, Jewish hopes for total control of all legislative powers arise.

And this is what the Supreme Court has become: A Jewish venue for legislating from the bench.

If abortion could not be legalized by Congress, or if it was not possible to make homosexual ‘marriage’ a law by the states…the Supreme Court does it for us and against the peoples’ will.

Using the power of ‘judicial review,’ new laws are imposed simply by redefining them as a constitutional right.

Feb 18 11:15

Operation Barbarossa 2.0: US Military Occupation of Eastern Europe Intensifies, America Threatens to Attack Russia

There is no need to enter once again into the real history of events in Ukraine, Syria, Europe, Asia, Africa and all the places in the world where American and European meddling have wreaked havoc and loosed Chaos with the dogs of war. The history is well known by those who are interested. But there is a need to comprehend the meaning of what the United States is doing by announcing that it will increase its military budget for eastern Europe by 400%, from a current budget of $789 million to $3.4 billion in 2017. Since the Russians are not the threat in the region, but the United States and NATO are, the placement of military hardware to support a full armoured combat brigade in the region, and right on top of Russia’s borders can have only one other purpose, aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that won't do just that; and war with Russia certainly falls into this category.

The US economy is contracting, big time, and the offshoring/outsourcing of jobs continues apace. People are living in their cars, if they are lucky, with many more homeless, on the streets, disenfranchised and unempowered.

Those in the bowels of power think a new world war would be a really great thing, because it would distract Americans from their economic misery by attempting to blame that misery on the war.

However, they miss a couple of salient points in their support of this.

First, during World War I and II, neither China nor Russia had the atomic bomb.

Secondly, at this point in their history, the US military does not have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia, and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

It has become painfully clear to me, over the last 20 years, that the US government is pathologically incapable of indulging in good faith negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical disputes, and has simply fallen back on militaristic bullying to get its way.

And We the People have become disposable, and irrelevant to those in power along the way, and that is a really dangerous for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic.

Feb 18 11:07

Turkish doctors question PM Erdogan’s mental state

‘We are terribly worried, for him, his family and the entire country,’ says Turkish Medical Association.

The Turkish Medical Association announced publicly on Sunday it was worried about the “emotional well-being” of the country’s scandal-ridden Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a written statement, the association, which includes a majority of the country’s doctors, said Erdogan’s use of “polarizing, excluding and ‘otherifying’ language” suggested the premier was unwell.

The association noted Erdogan’s recent comments about 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died last week after a nine-month coma cause by being hit in the head by a tear gas canister shot by a police officer last summer.

Feb 18 10:57

Helium Beer Test | Short Version with English Subtitles

The news is depressing! Anybody need a laugh!

We tested Helium-Beer.
This test was originally published on 1st of April (April Fool's Day). ;-)

This Video is the Short-Version of the Original located here: https://www.youtube.c

Feb 18 10:16

Why are people afraid of the facts about the Jew...

(Posted in light of the article WRH front page article, "Israel Demands Governments Regulate Social Media & Ban 'Anti-Semitism'")

Feb 18 10:12

Behind Flint’s Lead-Poisoned Water

Largely abandoned by auto manufacturers who shifted factories to low-wage areas, Flint, Michigan, suffers from a powerlessness that allowed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials to ignore the city’s lead-poisoned water, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.

Feb 18 10:01

Fox Hosts Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle: Apple Resisting the FBI Is Basically ‘A Victory for ISIS’

Apple refused the FBI’s order to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino killers because of the implications down the road. As Apple CEO Tim Cook argued, if the government can demand Apple unlock the phones of terrorists, it could start a precedent of the government demanding the same of non-terrorists’ phones.

Feb 18 10:00

Scientists warn of coming global disaster because of water inequality.“We are revealing a global disaster in the making, yet we are seeing very little coordinated response.”

Earth’s dry regions are getting drier, and its wet regions are getting wetter. That might not seem like such a big deal, but according to Jay Famiglietti, a water scientist at NASA’s JPL, it is. As he said to USA Today, “We are revealing a global disaster in the making, yet we are seeing very little coordinated response.”

Feb 18 09:42

CBS Files Copyright Claim on Comical Brady Bunch Measles Episode, Yanks Vid After Public Mocks Measles/Vaccine Hysteria

It's still available on the internet though. This video features clips from The Donna Reed Show, (the doctor in a white lab coat tells the measles-ridden patient "it's not serious,") The Flintstones, and also includes the aforementioned 'memory-holed' clip from The Brady Bunch.

Feb 18 08:50

SCALIA'S HUNTING TRIP WAS A GIFT FROM A "FRIEND" WHO HAD BUSINESS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT LAST YEAR

Poindexter explicitly denied paying for Scalia’s charter flight to the ranch and declined to identify the friend who accompanied Scalia or any of the other guests on the trip.? Justice Antonin Scalia was taking a free vacation at the exclusive Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas when he was found dead inside a guest room Saturday. The trip, the Washington Post reports, was a gift from the ranch’s owner, who just last year obtained a favorable result from the Supreme Court.

Feb 18 08:45

Study: 58,000 U.S. bridges found to be 'structurally deficient'

Cars, trucks, buses and emergency vehicles cross deficient bridges more than 200 million times a day. If placed end to end, the deficient bridges would stretch 1,340 miles from New York City to Miami.

“I think it is something to still be concerned about, just because of the sheer number of bridges classified as structurally deficient,” said Alison Black, ARTBA’s chief economist. “It’s just such a big problem.”

(*I think they're low balling those numbers . A tour of my home state would not reveal many sound structured bridges .)

Feb 18 08:40

Gang forging passports for ISIS militants busted in Moscow region, 14 suspects detained

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested 14 suspects from an international criminal group involved in forging passports and other documents for Islamic extremists preparing to go to Syria, and those coming to Russia for terror missions.

A joint special FSB and Interior Ministry operation in the Moscow region has exposed an international organized crime network, which was providing forged papers for extremists from Russia and CIS countries.

The gang was busy forging documents for those “illegally heading to Syria to take part in military actions on the side of Islamic State, and also for the militants sent on a mission to Russia by ISIS leaders to conduct terrorist and extremist activities, as well as illegal migrants.”

Feb 18 08:27

Police Officer Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge for Killing a Couple’s 2-year-old Son

Rock Springs, WY- Jacob Rollen Anglesey has now been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder in the 2009 death of a two-year-old child — and new information revealed he’s a cop.

Feb 18 08:27

Another challenge for Saudi Arabia as S&P downgrades its debt rating

RIYADH-Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) for the second time in four months downgraded Saudi Arabia’s debt rating.

S&P cut Saudi Arabia’s debt rating to ‘A-/A-2’ from ‘A+/A-1.’

Earlier, on October 30, the ratings agency cut the kingdom’s rating to ‘A+/A-1’ from ‘AA-/A-1+.’

A debt downgrade makes it more expensive for sovereign issuers to borrow money.
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The ratings agency notes that Saudi Arabia is currently prepared for a deficit of 13% in 2016, but the firm believes the kingdom’s budget assumptions are based on oil trading at $45 a barrel.

Feb 18 08:24

Cops Killed Nearly 4 People a Day in January – More Deaths a Day Than Most Countries Kill Per Year

In January 2016, police killed 113 people — at least one person was fatally gunned down by a cop every day that month. One particularly deadly day, January 27, saw ten people meet their fate, thanks to the police. On average, that is almost 4 people a day.

And there is no indication this tragic epidemic will end soon.

Feb 18 08:20

Muslim man sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service

A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim sued the owners Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases across the nation alleging anti-Islamic discrimination..A sign posted on the business declared the range a "Muslim-free" establishment, and is similar to signs that have been placed at businesses in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky and New York, said Brady Henderson, legal director for the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit. "Whether the sign in question says 'no Muslims' or whether it says 'no coloreds' or whether it says 'no women' or 'no Christians' or 'no Buddhists' ... it is just as un-American and fundamentally it is just as wrong," Henderson said.

Feb 18 08:19

Eulogy For a Civilization

we are NOT borg

snip: As social systems become more institutionalized, human life becomes less significant; more brutal and degraded. People pledge their lives to flags and other lifeless abstractions; their wealth is taken to sustain the interests of entities to which they have subjugated themselves; their bodies and energies shipped to foreign lands to kill and be killed in contrived conflicts that serve no purposes of their own; their children – and, thus, the fate of mankind itself – consumed in the well-organized commitment to death in its varied forms.

Feb 18 08:06

When Police Brutality Mutates into Police Surrealism by David Macaray

what happens when police brutality has no consequences for the thugs in blue?

snip: But even when our police are put on trial, and the evidence seems overwhelming, it’s rare for juries to convict them. For a multitude of reasons, people simply find it too “extreme” or “counterproductive” to convict a cop.

Feb 18 08:05

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal may be impossible

SUMTER, S.C. - Donald Trump, who has argued his experience negotiating tough real estate deals makes him best qualified to be US president, said on Wednesday it might be impossible to forge a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

During a televised town hall session hosted by MSNBC in South Carolina, Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said he believed getting a deal done would be "very, very tough."

The remarks were notable not only because Trump rarely discusses Israel or the Mideast peace process on the campaign trail, but also because they seemed to show a shift in Trump's views on the feasibility of a deal.>>>

Feb 18 08:03

You decide: the risks and benefits of the MMR vaccination

This is a must read message from Jeff, the editor of VacTruth.com, whose son was damaged from vaccines. I always recommend this site especially to pregnant women.

Feb 18 07:47

The People vs. the Police State: The Struggle for Justice in the Supreme Court

snip: The powers-that-be have already rigged the system. They—the corporations, the military industrial complex, the surveillance state, the monied elite, etc.—will not allow anyone to be appointed to the Supreme Court who will dial back the police state. They will not tolerate anyone who will undermine their policies, threaten their profit margins, or overturn their apple cart.

Scalia’s replacement will be safe (i.e., palatable enough to withstand Congress’ partisan wrangling), reliable and most important of all, an extension of the American police state.

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Feb 18 07:35

Lawmakers Rush Bill To Shield Name Of Officer Who Shot LaVoy Finicum

Oregon legislators are rushing through a bill aimed at protecting the identity of the Oregon State Police officer who shot and killed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Robert LaVoy Finicum after hearing that the officer faces potential death threats.

Feb 18 07:33

GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick

President Obama called on Senate Republicans Tuesday to give his eventual Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing in his bid to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as cracks emerged in the Republican leadership’s position of automatically blocking any nominee.

“I expect them to hold hearings. I expect them to hold a vote,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference. “There’s no unwritten law that says it can only be done on off years.”

Feb 18 07:30

Walmart's Q4 income down 7.9% as sales fall, lowers outlook

Walmart (WMT) said Thursday its fourth quarter earnings fell 7.9% due to lower sales and higher operating expenses.

The world's largest retailer also lowered its estimate for sales growth in fiscal year 2017, which began in February. It's now expected "to be relatively flat," compared to the previous estimate of 3% to 4% growth. "This change reflects the impact from recently announced store closures globally, as well as the continued strengthening (*rigging) of the U.S. dollar," it said.

Feb 18 07:25

Refuge occupier seeks $666 Billion in damages "from works of the devil"

Shawna Cox seeks more than $666 billion in damages "from the works of the devil'' against local, state and federal public employees in an unusual eight-page counter "criminal complaint'' she filed on her own in U.S. District Court in Portland. "I am a victim, witness and informant to extremely serious public corruption and government oppression,'' she wrote.

Feb 18 07:14

Cliven Bundy, 4 others face federal indictment in Nevada

Ammon Bundy, brother Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Peter Santilli -- already indicted in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon -- now face federal indictment along with Cliven Bundy in the 2014 armed standoff near the Bundy ranch in Nevada.

Feb 18 07:11

Marco Rubio Holds Fake Town Halls In South Carolina

Although Senator Marco Rubio showed up on CNN and participated in a real town hall with Anderson Cooper, he hoodwinked his supporters or those interested in finding out more about him in South Carolina by promoting four events as town halls and then not taking any questions:

Feb 18 07:10

8-minute video: Saudi/Turkey 350,000 troops, 20,000 tanks, 2,500 planes ready to invade Syria; will humanity demand arrests for ongoing illegal Wars of Aggression?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange with the latest outstanding 8-minute briefing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo2PmI4JCqI

Among hundreds in alternative media, I document illegal US/UK/Israel lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression that continue hundreds of years of psychopathic would-be empires, now focused on Syria with documented use of nuclear weapons by imperial forces (1-minute video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVgPKxYVxb0

We’ve documented and proven that US “officials” outrageously lie to demonize Russia (and here) acting at the request of Syria’s government for military operations within their own borders against rogue terrorists. These terrorists apparently are agents of the US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression for empire (also here, here, here).

Feb 18 06:59

Police Block Roads In Epping (*NH) Amid Reports Of Possible Gunman

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Feb 18 06:46

The Survival / Homesteading / Preparedness / Sustainability PDF Page

PatriotRising.com offers a great 'Survival / Homesteading / Preparedness / Sustainability PDF Page!' With Nearly 3000 free .PDF Files.

Feb 18 06:12

Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

JTA: Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.
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“You know, you have both sides, really, but one side in particular growing up learning that these are the worst people these people are the worst people, etc. etc.,” he said. “I was with a very prominent Israeli the other day, he says it’s impossible because the other side has been trained from the time they’re children to hate Jewish people.”
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“If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you, and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved, we don’t want,’ let me sort of be a neutral guy,” Trump said. “I don’t want to say whose fault is it, I don’t think it helps.”

Feb 18 05:47

Glenn Beck: God Allowed Scalia To Die In Order To Highlight The Importance Of Electing Ted Cruz

Glenn Beck was on the road today and unable to host his radio program, but he did find time to call in and offer his theory about why God allowed Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to die so close to the next presidential election.

After Beck's co-host Pat Gray wondered why God simply didn't allow Scalia to live until after the election, Beck called in to assert that God had allowed Scalia to die at this time in an effort to wake up America up to the fact that his nation is on the verge of totally losing its liberty unless it elects Ted Cruz as president.

(*oh christ!)

Feb 18 05:42

Pope gets angry at Mexican crowd for making him fall

"Don't be selfish, don't be selfish," said the Pope after the crowd tugged on his clothes, causing him to topple over on to a man in a wheelchair. A Vatican spokesman said the Pontiff showed a "normal human reaction."

Feb 18 05:14

Bush struggles to mask mounting frustration

'I should stop campaigning maybe,' the candidate quips.


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“The press is totally at the mercy of Donald Trump,” Bush said after Edward Scott, 58, a Bush supporter, stood up and expressed concern that the former governor’s pitch on preparedness and policy “doesn’t resonate” and that the bombastic businessman has been “knocking [him] off center.”

Moments later though, a second likely Bush supporter, David Villinger, 62, stood up and offered a similar lament that his campaign “has been co-opted by the P.T. Barnum of our time.”

Then a third questioner encouraged Bush to show more fire, asking Bush if he could be more of “an [S.O.B.]” like his brother.

Feb 18 05:06

Poll: Trump blowing out rivals in South Carolina

Buoyed by strong voter dissatisfaction with the Republican status quo, Donald Trump holds a commanding double-digit lead over all his rivals in South Carolina, according to the latest Monmouth University survey of likely primary voters released Wednesday afternoon.

Trump earned 35 percent, followed by 19 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 17 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 9 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 8 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 7 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Just 5 percent of voters say they remain undecided in the survey of 400 South Carolina voters.

Overall, 42 percent said they are completely decided ahead of Saturday's primary >>>

Feb 18 04:57

Careful What You Wish For !

Ted Cruz to Donald Trump: Sue Me

Feb 18 04:37

TRUMP: "You Will Find Out Who Really Knocked Down The World Trade Center"

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Trump says if he is elected: "you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center."

"It wasn't the Iraqis," he explained. "You may find it's the Saudis."

"They have papers in there that are very secret," he also said, referencing the 28 still-classified pages of the 9/11 commission report. "But you will find out."

(*Thanks to JEB dragging the whole clan + Cheney into his campaign , we're getting warmer ; )

Feb 18 04:21

Decorated Marine attacked by group of teens outside McDonald's in D.C.

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ABC7 News broke this story and has new details about a possible crucial piece of evidence. Wednesday night, reports suggest that Metropolitan Police may not release surveillance video from the incident.
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(*Brewing up some justification to turn the military on the populace ?)

Feb 17 21:43

WHO Plans Zika Vaccine as Brazilian Doctors Blame Monsanto’s Pesticides

Waking Times

Its getting redundant, but you just can’t make this stuff up. Just as a report from Latin American doctors questions the true cause of microcephaly, largely blamed on the Zika virus, pointing to SumiLarv, manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese subsidiary of Monsanto as a more probable cause of birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals plans for a ‘Zika Vaccine.”

Feb 17 21:29

Meet the Corporations Lobbying Hardest for TTIP and the End of Democracy

Waking Times

It is quite incredible that the unelected bureaucrats of the EU Commission are even entertaining such an idea as the deeply unpopular TTIP trade deal amid huge citizen protest whilst already facing multiple episodes of social, political and economic unrest and crisis as the demise of the European project gathers pace.

Feb 17 19:06

The Disgrace of Flint’s Poison Water

As a teacher in the mid-1970s, my middle-school students in Far Rockaway, Queens, one of the poorest communities of New York City, were celebrating Mayday, the international workers holiday. Marilyn, the proud-queen of the Mayday show, was dressed in a redesigned wedding gown, surrounded by the girls in the class who were admiring her classy attire.

Feb 17 17:31

Ken O'Keefe: TSA Denied Flight to Anarcapulco for Refusing Body Scanner at LAX

I am not surprised that the Orwellian TSA (Homeland Security) have denied me the ability to board a flight from LAX to Acapulco because I opted out of the body scanner procedure.

Feb 17 17:07

Obama: Americans Wouldn’t Want to Give Trump the Nuclear Codes

“Whoever is standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight,” Obama said.

Which reminds me, Obama has the nuclear codes and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight… how scary is that?

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Feb 17 17:06

S. Dakota Senate Passes Bill Mandating Students Use the Bathroom for the Sex They Were Born With

It was the first state to do so. The real question is, why is that such a hard concept that it requires a state law to be passed to uphold it?

Public bathrooms are broken down by anatomical differences — not mental ones. Which bathroom a person uses is not, and has never been, based on what he or she thinks or wishes about him or herself. The bathroom is based on whether or not a person has a penis or a vagina.

The same could be said for most things in society. Getting a job as an airplane pilot is based on whether or not a person possesses the physical capability to fly a plane. People don’t get to walk into airports and fly planes simply because they dressed up in a pilot’s uniform and think they can fly… without actually being able to do it.

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Feb 17 17:05

Transanimal? This Lady Really Believes She’s a Cat Trapped in a Human’s Body

Once upon a time, this would have been considered crazy… but in today’s politically correct environment of safe spaces and microaggressions, it might be considered a civil rights issue instead.

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Feb 17 17:04

Marine From Famous War Photo Was Robbed and Beaten by ‘Black Lives Matter’ Teens

The group surrounded his table while he ate and asked him “Do you believe black lives matter?” before calling him a racist.

“I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I’m just going to keep to my food, eat my food and hopefully they’ll leave me alone,” he said in an interview. He doesn’t remember what happened after that.

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Feb 17 17:04

Obama Is Skipping Scalia’s Funeral, Too Busy Picking out Scalia’s Replacement

Obama doesn’t even have to play along anymore, it being his last year and all, but still. Is there a more blatant form of disrespect within the bounds of polite society?

Guess Obama is too busy picking out Scalia’s replacement so he can effectively own a third of the Supreme Court for life. Oh, and he claims now in retrospect he feels bad that he filibustered George W. Bush’s nomination of Alito back in 2006 when Obama was a senator, but he also claims somehow that’s totally different than now when Obama is about to be the president who has gotten to nominate a third of the Supreme Court for life.
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Feb 17 17:02

Nonchalant Shooting Victim Gets Interviewed by Local News Live Right After Being Shot

This is just… strange. You’d expect to see this in a parody spoof about Chicago gun violence, not in real life.

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Feb 17 16:38

Jeb Bush's Son Arrested for DUI

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Feb 17 15:18

Judge Imposes Media Blackout on Scalia Questions

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Feb 17 14:52

“Too Dangerous to Create”: Apple Defies FBI Order to Build Backdoor Software To Unlock Any iPhone

The intelligence community is pressuring the tech world to help them break encryption systems and create a backdoor into privately held devices.

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 17 14:48

Zionist lobby money behind US anti-boycott-Israel legislation

Lawrence Davidson examines the actions of four US congressmen from the Republican and Democratic parties who, at the behest of the Zionist lobby, have initiated legislation to combat the boycott of Israel.

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Feb 17 14:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

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Feb 17 14:14

Merkel to Turkey: We are sharing your pain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply condemned the attack in the Turkish capital that killed at least 28 people and wounded 61 others.

The chancellor said in a statement Wednesday that she was horrified by the attack in Ankara and that her thoughts were with the families of the victims and the injured.

She said: “I’m telling the Turkish people: we as Germans are sharing your pain.”

She added: “In the battle against those responsible for these inhuman acts we are on the side of Turkey.”

Feb 17 13:28

Obama snubs Scalia funeral: President will NOT attend requiem for conservative Supreme Court justice - and White House can't say whether he'll be golfing

President Barack Obama will not attend conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral on Saturday, the White House says.

Feb 17 12:58

Gov Officials Admit Turkey Has REPEATEDLY Carried Out False Flag Terror

For example:

(1) The Turkish Prime Minister admitted that the Turkish government carried out the 1955 bombing on a Turkish consulate in Greece – also damaging the nearby birthplace of the founder of modern Turkey – and blamed it on Greece, for the purpose of inciting and justifying anti-Greek violence.

Feb 17 12:47

NATO AIRPLANES ARE DROPPING MILITARY WASTE IN THE ADRIATIC SEA

Recent discovery that NATO airplanes are dropping bombs and rockets in the Adriatic Sea, not only in the special zones, but also near the coast has disturbed everyone in the region. As it was reported by “Jutarnji list”, this will result in creation of high concentration of toxic chemicals, and because bombs are affected by the sea currents, this is a moveable arsenal of death. Italian journalist Gianni Lannes claims that NATO and the Italian government are lying when they claim that bombs and missiles not used during military missions are dropped in six pre-determined zones. Lannes says that in reality, there are 24 such zones which lie not only in international waters but also within Croatian and Italian state borders. Zones for military waste spread from Trieste (northern Adriatic) to Santa Maria di Leuca (town near Strait of Otranto).

Feb 17 12:33

Wrong on Iraq? Not Everyone

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In September 2002, Scott Ritter stepped in the path of the White House’s PR blitz, challenging the administration and quickly becoming one of very few prominent critics of the looming war. In a Chicago Tribune op-ed (9/10/02), Ritter exposed a deception on the part of Vice President Dick Cheney that should have sent reporters scurrying to catch up. Cheney claimed in an August 2002 speech (8/26/02) that the Iraqi regime had been “very busy enhancing its capabilities in the field of chemical and biological agents,” and continued “to pursue the nuclear program they began so many years ago.” To back this up, Cheney added, “We’ve gotten this from the firsthand testimony of defectors, including Saddam’s own son-in-law”—a reference to Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel, the former Iraqi weapons chief and Iraq’s highest ranking defector. (See Extra!, 5-6/03.)

Ritter pointed out that Cheney was omitting an inconvenient part of Kamel’s story:
Throughout his interview with UNSCOM, a UN special commission, Hussein Kamal reiterated his main point—that nothing was left. “All chemical weapons were destroyed,” he said. “I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons—biological, chemical, missile, nuclear—were destroyed.

Feb 17 12:16

Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation

The U.K. GOVERNMENT today announced that it is now illegal for “local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions … to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.” Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face “severe penalties” under the criminal law.

This may sound like an extreme infringement of free speech and political activism — and, of course, it is — but it is far from unusual in the West. The opposite is now true. There is a very coordinated and well-financed campaign led by Israel and its supporters literally to criminalize political activism against Israeli occupation, based on the particular fear that the worldwide campaign of Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment, or BDS — modeled after the 1980s campaign that brought down the Israel-allied apartheid regime in South Africa — is succeeding.

Feb 17 12:04

Syria: At the Gateway of A Greater War

An invasion into Syria would constitute an act of war – and beyond that – affirmation that NATO was behind the ISIS menace from the beginning. While leaks like that of the United States’ own Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2015 have exposed this rhetorically, a NATO invasion of Syria to save an ISIS stronghold from destruction would prove it demonstrably.

The fact that the US is attempting to distance itself politically from both Turkey and Saudi Arabia – who has also pledged to carry out ground operations in Syria amid the collapse of terrorist fronts across the country – indicates a possible attempt to produce plausible deniability ahead of a much larger provocation or intervention.

Just as US policymakers had plotted in 2009 to use an apparent “unilateral” attack by Israel upon Iran to provoke a retaliation the US could then use as a pretext to “reluctantly’ go to war, a similar strategy appears to be materializing along Syria’s borders today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect the situation to escalate right after Jeh Johnson leaves Ankara from his 3 day visit there, starting on 29 February.

Most likely, he will be spelling out precisely the kind of US military aid Turkey can expect, when they invade Syria.

Feb 17 12:00

The Deafness Before the Storm (*Bush Didn't Read The Report)

IT was perhaps the most famous presidential briefing in history.

On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal.

(*CURRENT: Cheney Campaigning For Jeb
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/02/16/cheney-calls-tru...
The former vice president then dismissed several of Trump’s specific notions. He insisted the Bush administration did not lie about believing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and scoffed at the idea the president failed to act before 9/11. The White House had “no actionable intelligence” at that point to suggest there was a serious threat, he said, adding that, following the attack, Bush put in place surveillance programs that provided important national security information. )

Feb 17 11:55

Was Justice Scalia murdered? Forget “conspiracy theory.” This is real.

The Post published extraordinary statements from the Facebook page of “William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police”:

“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia.”

“You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician. You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of peace that no foul play was observed. You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?”

“How can the Marshal say, without a thorough post mortem, that he was not injected with an illegal substance that would simulate a heart attack…”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, political assassinations are much more common in this country than people would like to think.

It was interesting, watching President Obama's face at his news conference yesterday. Without the sound on,I looked at him as he took questions from the press; he was very combative, very nervous. He was not the President Obama we are most accustomed to seeing, generally calm and collected.

It was almost as though he realized, very clearly, that something had been found out, accidentally, that he absolutely didn't want to be found out.

It was no secret in DC that of all the Supreme Court Justices, Scalia was the one he hated the most; and his "untimely death" presents Obama with a monumental opportunity to "stack the court" in favor of a Supreme Court Judge who will most likely champion his causes.

Feb 17 11:32

A NURSE’S PERSPECTIVE: JUSTICE SCALIA’S DEATH IN TEXAS IS THE 21ST CENTURY VERSION OF THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK

Under Texas State Statute, Health and Safety Code, Title 8: Death and Disposition of the Body; Subsection A: Death; Chapter 671, Determination of Death and Autopsy Reports, “A person is dead when, according to ordinary standards of medical practice, there is irreversible cessation of a person’s spontaneous respiratory and circulatory function.” This chapter acknowledges an unspoken fact that physicians have authority to declare someone as deceased in Section 671.001 (b). Additionally, Section 671.001 (d) declares a registered nurse or physician assistant may determine and pronounce death in situations other than those described in subsection (b).

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Feb 17 11:26

Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Deception

If the tentative agreement on a Syrian ceasefire negotiated by the United States and Russia falls apart before it can be implemented, the reason will be the Obama administration’s insistence that Russian airstrikes are targeting “legitimate opposition groups.”

That is how Secretary of State John Kerry defined the issue on Saturday, repeating a propaganda theme that began, in a different form, as soon as the Russian air offensive in Syria began in late September of 2015. The Obama administration portrayed the Russian campaign in support of Syrian operations as hitting “moderate” opposition forces, suggesting that only strikes against ISIS would be legitimate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent, to anyone with more than two brain cells, that this administration is pathologically incapable of stopping lying, both to the American people, and to the world, on its consistent support of ISIS, in order to get Al-Assad out of Damascus.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, will be visiting Ankara on the 29th of this month; that's one week from Monday.

After his return to the US, which will probably happen during the first full week in March, expect things in Syria to escalate very quickly.

Feb 17 11:14

Turkey, Saudis Seek Backing for Syria Invasion

Having apparently gotten Saudi Arabia on board with the idea, Turkey is now seeking broader international support for the idea of a ground invasion into northern Syria, arguing that it’s necessary to stop the “brutal Russians” and to beat back the Kurds from the border.

Interestingly, when the Saudis were talking up invading last week, it was couched as a way to fight ISIS. Turkey’s own talk of a ground offensive, which President Erdogan insists is the only way to “stop the war,” is being presented wholly as about fighting the Kurds and keeping them from taking territory from ISIS.

Though Erdogan insists the Saudis and some unnamed EU nations are on board, it’s not clear to what extent that’s the case, as the Saudis and Russians are in the midst of key economic efforts, and probably don’t want to suddenly be at war with one another. Turkey’s government, by contrast, seems to be itching for a war with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war with Russia over Syria is something the American government would love to see happen, using the Saudi and Turkish militaries, initially, as their proxy forces.

But here's the problem; the US, Turkey, and NATO, collectively, do not have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia. This is what makes a military scenario so dangerously scary.

Feb 17 11:14

Latest Arizona medical-pot law targets pregnant women

More Reefer Madness from tyrannical bullies!

Signs at medical-marijuana dispensaries would warn pregnant and breastfeeding women of the dangers marijuana poses to unborn babies and infants, under new legislation being debated by lawmakers.

The measure began as an attempt by Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, to ban pregnant women from accessing the state's medical-marijuana program altogether.

It comes weeks after another state lawmaker ended an attempt at restricting access to cannabis. Medical-marijuana advocates bombarded Rep. Jay Lawrence, R-Scottsdale, with phone calls and emails disputing his claim that it poses dangers to children and public health.

Feb 17 11:06

Cheney Calls Trump a 'Liberal Democrat' After Bush 9/11 Claims

Former Vice President Dick Cheney wants Donald Trump to get his facts straight. Cheney, who served under President George W. Bush from 2001-2009, sounded off on Trump for claiming that Bush failed to keep Americans safe in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks at Saturday’s GOP debate in South Carolina. Trump then held two press conferences on the campaign trail this weekend in case the press didn’t hear him the first time.

(*When Jeb called the family into his campaign , I didn't realize he meant the WHOLE family .
Cheney's screwing with us . '
claiming that Bush failed to keep Americans safe in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks' I don't recall that coming from Trump . I just remeber him saying 9/11 happened on Bush' watch . And if memory is serving me well , I seem to recall George W Bush & Richard Dick Cheney sitting in the highest executive chairs in the nation , on that day .)

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