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CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 19 09:17

FEDERAL AGENTS WENT UNDERCOVER TO SPY ON ANTI-FRACKING MOVEMENT, EMAILS REVEAL

When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado — the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands — several of the demonstrators were in fact undercover agents sent by law enforcement to keep tabs on the demonstration, according to emails obtained by The Intercept.

The “Keep it in the Ground” movement, a broad effort to block the development of drilling projects, has rapidly gained traction over the last year, raising pressure on the Obama administration to curtail hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and coal mining on federal public lands. In response, government agencies and industry groups have sharply criticized the activists in public, while quietly moving to track their activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I firmly believe that all hydraulic fracking should be done within two feet of the homes oil executives should be mandated to live in, so that they, and their families. would experience all the symptoms and consequences of fracking, firsthand.

Of course, that will happen only when pigs fly.

But this surveillance demonstrates, incontrovertibly, that Obama is no less beholden to his corporate masters than are his Republican colleagues.

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Jul 19 09:00

Baton Rouge PD: "This attack is proof we need to militarize our police even more"

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said Monday that the attack that killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others showed why militarized police tactics are needed.

Jul 19 09:00

An elderly and cancer-stricken inmate in a New Zealand prison was forced to get his cellmate to clean his gangrenous black toes which were "ready to fall off" using toilet paper because the prison, which is managed by the multinational company Serco

The cellmate of a cancer-stricken elderly prisoner was forced to clean his friend's gangrenous toes with toilet paper after the prison failed to provide adequate care.
Details of the incident, which happened at Auckland's Mt Eden Prison in 2013 while it was managed by the multinational company Serco, were revealed in a report released by the Health and Disability Commissioner.

Jul 19 08:42

Turkey Cuts Interest Rates After Failed Coup

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's central bank cut a key interest rate for the fifth month in a row Tuesday, days after an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan triggered concerns over the country's economic outlook.

In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said it had reduced its overnight marginal funding rate by a quarter percentage point to 8.75 percent.>>>

Jul 19 08:01

Craig Murray: Fox, Gould, Werritty and Israel – Please write to your MP

Hansard Publc Admininstration Committee 24/11/2011
Q<369> Paul Flynn: Okay. Matthew Gould has been the subject of a very serious complaint from two of my constituents, Pippa Bartolotti and Joyce Giblin. When they were briefly imprisoned in Israel, they met the ambassador, and they strongly believe—it is nothing to do with this case at all—that he was serving the interest of the Israeli Government, and not the interests of two British citizens. This has been the subject of correspondence.

In your report, you suggest that there were two meetings between the ambassador and Werritty and Liam Fox. Questions and letters have proved that, in fact, six such meetings took place. There are a number of issues around this. I do not normally fall for conspiracy theories, but the ambassador has proclaimed himself to be a Zionist and he has previously served in Iran, in the service. Werritty is a self-proclaimed—

Robert Halfon: Point of order, Chairman. What is the point of this?

Paul Flynn: Let me get to it. Werritty is a self-proclaimed expert on Iran.

Chair: I have to take a point of order.

Robert Halfon: Mr Flynn is implying that the British ambassador to Israel is working for a foreign power, which is out of order.

Jul 19 07:41

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Language Arts fails to communicate inspiration for humanity; losing the human spirit’s self-expression to slavish empire (7 of 12)

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Let’s consider three points:

Absence of purpose for language: Where is the emphasis and practice with communication?
Language Arts is blind to the Orwellian world we live in while ironically “teaching” Orwell.
Teaching grammar as form for language without inspiration for communication to build a brighter future.

And let’s reflect upon three questions:

What does it mean that Language Arts professionals miss the point of language to connect with each other?
What kind of academic discipline is blind to living on an “animal farm” while claiming to “teach” the novels Animal Farm and 1984?

Jul 19 07:29

Assault Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Indian Grandfather

Following a motion filed Thursday by Alabama's attorney general, a judgedismissed state misdemeanor assault charges against a Madison police officer who allegedly slammed an Indian man to the ground last February during a suspicious-person stop.

Jul 19 07:28

Melania Trump speech plagiarized paragraph from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech

Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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Jul 19 05:33

Leftist Media Freak Out Over Melania 'Plagiarism' – Ignored Joe Biden Copying Man's Life Story

While the leftist media is out in force attacking Melania Trump for allegedly copying a few platitudes from Michelle Obama's speechwriters, they couldn't care less that serial-plagiarist Joe Biden copied another man's life story.

While Biden's plagiarism cost him in the past, once Obama picked him as his Vice President the media didn't say anything about it, nor did they plaster it all over the front pages of their newspapers. They didn't care because he was a Democrat pushing their agenda.

Jul 19 01:46

Rep. Steve King Labeled "White Supremacist" For Pointing Out European Contributions to Civilization

Iowa congressman Steve King has been labeled a racist "white supremacist" for saying white people have contributed more to the advancement of civilization than any other group.

Jul 18 22:03

Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton focus of RNC speeches

Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton's leadership focus of Republican National Convention speeches

Touting expected GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's commitment to "making America safe again," Republican National Convention speakers blasted Hillary Clinton's foreign policy record Monday -- particularly her handling of a 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Service members involved in the attack, which killed four Americans, and the mother of one of the victims took issue with the former secretary of state's response to the incident and accused her of lying about its cause.

They further contended that Trump must win the presidency, as he would stand strong against terrorism, keep the country safe and have Americans' backs.

Patricia Smith, whose son Sean was among those killed in the Benghazi attack, called Clinton "a liar,">>>

Jul 18 21:01

Amateur Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Exchange Fire with Shooter

Waking Times Media

As many as seven police officers have been shot, three of them fatally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A video showing a portion of the shootout was taken by Twitter user #BLM and posted shortly after. It shows the tense moments police exchanged fire with the active shooter.

Jul 18 20:31

RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus mocked Hillary Clinton's "embarrassing performance" in primaries and caucuses this week, chortling at her poor one-of-six wins.
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Clinton this week won the Arizona primary and lost to challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders in Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington.

"At a time when the public's concern about terrorism is growing, Hillary Clinton's glaring record of failure on fighting terrorism and her decision to set up a secret email server shows she recklessly jeopardized national security and can't be trusted in the White House.>>>"

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Jul 18 20:02

Trump introduces wife Melania to national audience

Donald Trump put in an early -- and short -- appearance at his convention Monday, introducing wife Melania to rapturous delegates and pledging a victory in November.

"We're going to win, we're going to win so big," Trump told delegates as he took the stage to the throbbing beat of Queen's We Are The Champions.

Moments later, Melania Trump launched a 15-minute speech she praised her husband as someone who "knows how to win" and is "ready to lead this great nation."

Jul 18 16:36

Delegates Walk Off RNC Floor

BREAKING: Delegates Walk Off RNC Convention Floor After Rules Adopted

All delegates from the Iowa and Colorado delegations have walked off the RNC convention floor after rules were adopted without a floor vote, defeating the last remaining anti-Trump effort. Thousands of signatures were submitted by 11 different delegations to force a floor vote, but were not considered.

Shortly after the rules were adopted the Chair left the stage, leaving it empty for a number of minutes.

"I've never seen the chair abandoned like that," Utah Senator Mike Lee said. "I have no idea what is going on right now, this is surreal. The Chair (@Reince) walked off the stage and abandoned his post."

(*Don't let the door hit you on the ass !)

Jul 18 16:29

Never Trump Petition Fails: The Photos You Need to See

The Republican National Convention nearly erupted into chaos when “Never Trump” supporters thought they were being denied their right to a roll call vote. They pushed to have a roll call vote to unbind delegates, so they could vote for the Republican nominee according to their conscience rather than according to their state's voting results. The Never Trump delegates believed they had enough states signed on to allow for a roll call vote, but were surprised to learn that three states had withdrawn their signatures. Click through the gallery to see photos of the protests on the RNC floor and learn what happened. These are stories about #NeverTrump at the #RNCinCLE.

Jul 18 16:17

Nice Brings To Mind Operation Gladio

Commentators who have learned to distrust official explanations, such as Peter Koenig and Stephen Lendman have raised questions about the Nice attack.

Jul 18 16:16

Republican National Convention Protests: The Photos You Need to See

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The Republican National Convention starts this afternoon and people are already getting nervous about protests. While protesters were taking to Facebook to encourage one another to stay peaceful, members of a police union were asking Ohio governor John Kasich to consider temporarily suspending the "open carry" law. The day before the Convention, protesters were already lining up to make their grievances and concerns known, and police were also lined up, keeping a close eye on what was happening. The protests will be continuing through every day of the RNC, and we will be updating this post with more stories from the protests as news comes in. Click through the gallery to see photos of the protesters, police responses, and stories from protests at the Republican National Convention. (Getty)

Jul 18 15:37

Highest-Ranking Baltimore Police In Freddie Gray Case Not Guilty On All Charges

A Maryland judge has ruled that Lieutenant Brian Rice is not guilty of all three charges he faced in the case of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest-ranking Baltimore police officer was charged over Gray’s in-custody death.

Jul 18 15:29

Germany train 'axe attack': More than 20 injured and in rampage at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld station

Around 15 people have been injured after a man armed with an axe stormed a train in Germany and went on a bloody rampage, it has been claimed.

Armed police swarmed the area soon after receiving reports that a man hacked at passengers on board a train close to Wurzburg in southern Germany at around 9pm local time.

The twisted axe-man was then shot dead by police as he ran towards officers to attack them - bringing his horrifying attack to an end.

The attacker has been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan man, according to reports in Germany.

Jul 18 15:17

Muslim, Black Lives Matter and conservative protesters clash at RNC demonstration

Groups of protesters confronted one another shortly after 3 p.m. Monday during the first day of the Republican National Convention.
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Black Lives Matter protesters also entered the demonstration involving religious-right and conservative supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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There have been several reports of open-carry protesters walking through downtown Cleveland in the areas set aside for demonstrators.

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Jul 18 15:02

Picturing the RNC

Scenes from the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Jul 18 14:54

Donald Trump's motorcade involved in car accident in New York

The vehicle involved was reportedly a staff car, and Trump was uninjured. CNN reports that Trump has already boarded a plane and is on his way to Cleveland.

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Jul 18 14:12

Police Across US On High Alert After Baton Rouge Shooting

Police in major cities across the US are on high alert after three police officers were fatally shot and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.

Jul 18 13:28

Australian TV Host Calls for Muslim Ban, Australia's ADL Attacks Her 'Offensive Bigotry'

Australia's own version of the ADL has come out and attacked TV host Sonia Kruger for supporting a ban on Muslim immigration in the wake of the Nice terror attack.

Jul 18 13:26

Honeywell Internal Email Shows Airplane Boom Time Over, More Layoffs Coming

Internal Honeywell memo sent to employees in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada

As witnessed with our recent cost-saving measures, Aerospace continues to experience the effects of a slowdown in certain business segments. The industry has experienced more than 30,000 job reductions in the last year along with ongoing earnings volatility. Customers continue to cut costs in their supply chain and reduce inventory in their factories, resulting in uneven short-term customer demand for our business.

To navigate this challenging environment, we must move faster, make quicker decisions, and be more effective and efficient. Improving our organizational speed by addressing our workforce and management structure, including the number of organizational levels and reporting scope, will help drive faster growth and better serve our customers.

Based on these factors, we are conducting a workforce reduction in Honeywell Aerospace for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We fully understand the individual and collective burden and stress this decision creates so will move as quickly as possible through the process and inform affected employees as soon as details are finalized.

Jul 18 13:19

Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or wolf in sheep’s clothing?

James Dorsey profiles Fethullah Gulen, Turkish preacher and erstwhile friend of President Erdogan, and considers whether he or his religious, educational and commercial empire might have been involved in the failed coup attempt of 15 July.

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Jul 18 12:49

What The Hell Is Happening In Turkey?

By Brandon Turbeville

With Turkey now undergoing the largest military/governmental purge in modern history, the question of Turkey’s future in terms of its domestic stability and structure is in flux and the possibilities facing the world, especially Syria, in regards to any changes of Turkish foreign policy are shaky as well. But even as the question of Syria’s future remains, what about who initiated the coup? Who was behind it? Why was it launched? In other words, what the hell is happening in Turkey?

Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer to this question. There is, however, context into which we may place the situation for a better understanding of the possibilities and the potential directions of Turkey’s and, as a result, the Middle East’s future. Indeed, what is happening in Turkey will have reverberations that span across the globe in every direction...

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Jul 18 11:49

‘Hated In Uniform, Threat To Cops When Not’: Slain Black Baton Rouge Officer’s Emotional Appeal

The black policeman gunned down by the Baton Rouge shooter on Sunday had recently posted a message on Facebook full of compassion and love, as he struggled with being both a black man and a police officer following Alton Sterling’s death.

Jul 18 11:38

Baton Rouge Shooter Gavin Eugene Long Was Nation Of Islam Member, Railed Against ‘Crackers’ On YouTube Channel

A Youtube account operated by Gavin Eugene Long and discovered by The Daily Caller reveals key insight into what might have motivated the 29-year-old black man who killed three Baton Rouge police officers Sunday morning.

Jul 18 11:35

Hate speech complaint filed against Jasper woman for Holocaust denial video By Min Dhariwal, CBC News Edmonton, Alberta

[Poster's note: I was waiting to see how long this 'thought crime' prosecution would take to occur, since the very lovely video the woman made went super-viral a few months ago.]

Jul 18 11:25

Turkish Prosecutors Raid Incirlik Airbase Housing US Warplanes And 50 Nuclear Bombs

The saga surrounding the Turkish Incirlik air base, which is not only the headquarters to the US 39th Air Base Wing but also vaults over 50 B61 nuclear bombs, and is critical to all US missions not only against ISIS but the entire middle east continues. Moments ago, Turkey's state-run news agency says seven prosecutors, charged with investigating a foiled coup, have entered the Incirlik Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However this winds up, and no matter whoever ultimately devised this horrifically planned and wretchedly executed coup, this will not go well for the US government.

And the question which must be asked is, what, reasonably, and logically, does the US government do now?!?

Oh, forgive me, I forgot: the US government is not capable of either reason, or logic. So what we can expect will be something....horrific from it, in response to Edrogan's move of having prosecutors scour the facility.

Jul 18 11:23

Mike Wallace to Morgan Freeman: "I'm Jewish."

Mike Wallace and Morgan Freeman have a very interesting discussion about race in America and Freeman tells Wallace he doesn't want a black history month. Freeman: You're gonna relegate my history to a month?
Wallace: oh, come on.
Freeman: what do you do with yours? which month is white history month?
Wallace: (sigh) well.
Freeman: come on, tell me
Wallace: well, umm, urgh..
Wallace: I'm Jewish.
Freeman: okay, Which month is Jewish history month?
Wallace: there isn't one.
Freeman: oh! oh!
Freeman: why not? do you want one?
Wallace: no.
Freeman: No. I don't either. I don't want a black history month."

Jul 18 11:22

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills? Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

In many respects, society's theatrical response to catastrophic oil spills resembles the way medical professionals respond to aggressive cancer in an elderly patient. Because surgery is available, it is often used. Surgery also creates the impression that the health-care system is doing something even though it can't change or reverse the patient's ultimate condition. In an oil-based society, the cleanup delusion is also irresistible. Just as it is difficult for us to acknowledge the limits of medical intervention, society struggles to acknowledge the limits of technologies or the consequences of energy habits. And that's where the state of marine oil spill response sits today: it creates little more than an illusion of a cleanup. Scientists -- outside the oil industry -- call it "prime-time theatre" or "response theatre."

Jul 18 11:11

France: Crowd Boos French PM Who Told Them to "Learn To Live" with Terrorism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed this morning as he attended a memorial event for the victims of the Bastille Day attack.

Mr Valls was attending a minute's silence in the city of Nice when the large crowd vented their anger at him, loudly jeering when he appeared alongside other politicians.

The reaction comes after he told the French public to "learn to live with terrorism" following the country's 12th Islamist incident since January 2015.

Jul 18 11:01

Baton Rouge Gunman Identified As Former US Marine

The US gunman behind Sunday’s fatal attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was a former member of the US Marine Corps who had served in Iraq, public records show.

Jul 18 10:47

First the Turkey Coup, Now the Economic Crash

Erdogan is now demanding that Gülen be surrendered to Turkey immediately. In an action that smacks of suspicion that the Obama Administration had some hand in the coup, Turkey has cut off power and suspended U.S. Air Force operations at Turkey’s huge Incirlik Air Base, which serves as the main American F-16 launching platform for the round-the-clock bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook responded in a statement to the closure of Turkey air space to their NATO military ally that the U.S. military was still seeking a full accounting of all personnel and dependents in Turkey: “All indications at this time are that everyone is safe and secure.” He added, “We will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of our service members, our civilians, their families and our facilities.”

Jul 18 10:41

Obama Calls for Peace and Comity at Home, But Favors Wars and Killer Drones Abroad

The president continued:

“My fellow Americans, only we can prove, through words and through deeds, that we will not be divided. And we’re going to have to keep on doing it “again and again and again.” That’s how this country gets united. That’s how we bring people of good will together. Only we can prove that we have the grace and the character and the common humanity to end this kind of senseless violence, to reduce fear and mistrust within the American family, to set an example for our children.”

It was a moving call to bring this violence-plagued feuding country together -- people respecting the police, and police respecting the people, black, brown, red, yellow and white.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The dubious distinction of having become the world's "Assassination Nation" has, unfortunately, come home to roost in this country.

Jul 18 10:34

Kashmir: Why are young people protesting?

Indian-administered Kashmir is witnessing some of its most violent protests.

More than 30 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes with security forces in the past week following the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani, 22.

After Wani's death, young people, who constitute the largest chunk of Kashmir's population, have taken to throwing stones in protest on the streets and using social media to tell their stories.

Demonstrations continue despite heavy a security presence and a shutdown of mobile Internet and phone services.

Al Jazeera went to the streets of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, to meet some of those involved.

Sameer Ahmad Bhat, 23, cricket player
We are forced to hurl stones at them. They incite us. I will continue to throw stones at them until they stop inflicting such atrocities on us.

Sameer Ahmad Bhat [Al Jazeera]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the Indian government continues to deny Kashmiris a referendum in which to decide if they want to be independent, stay as part of India, or join with Pakistan, is a complete moral outrage.

And the late President Kennedy said it best: "If peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable."

Jul 18 10:30

Israel seeks to 'publicly shame' human rights groups

The Israeli government stands accused of waging a campaign of incitement against human rights groups as it tries to hamper efforts by the international community to monitor abuses of Palestinians under occupation.

A so-called Transparency Law, passed by the Israeli parliament last week, compels some two dozen Israeli rights organisations to declare publicly that they receive a majority of their funding from foreign governments.

Israel's Great Divide - Al Jazeera World
In future, they will have to divulge such funding - mostly from individual European states or the European Union - every time they appear in the media, issue publicity material, make statements online, and deal with official bodies. Failure to do so will incur a substantial fine.

The legislation's aim, peace activists argue, is to vilify these groups with the Israeli public, suggesting they are "foreign agents" and "traitors" seeking to subvert Israel's security and its national interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People who tell the truth are not "an enemy of the Israeli people; people who desire to SUPPRESS the truth are the true enemies of the Israeli people!

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Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 10:07

How Extrajudicial Executions Became ‘War’ Policy in Washington

In the years in which the U.S. has up-armored globally, the country has also seen an arms race developing on the domestic front. As vets have returned from their Iraq and Afghan tours of duty, striking numbers of them have gone into police work at a time when American weaponry, vehicles, and military equipment – including, for instance, MRAPs (mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles) – have poured off America’s distant battlefields and, via the Pentagon, into police departments nationwide. And while the police were militarizing, gun companies have been marketing battlefield-style assault rifles to Americans by the millions, at the very moment when it has become ever more possible for citizens to carry weapons of every sort in a concealed or open fashion in public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is most unfortunate, but here is the reality; in the 21st century, both at home and abroad, the United States of America has become the "Assassination Nation".

I have been very concerned that the extrajudicial assassinations, which have been on the forefront of standard US military tactics abroad, would finally come home to roost; and now, they have, in a circumstance that many Americans applauded, in the case of Micah Johnson. He was the "perfect candidate" for the use of such a weapon, to make it acceptable for use against Americans, with utterly no due pocess.

But we are on a very slippery slope here, folks; how long do you imagine it will take for people, simply protesting peacefully, in this country, to get "droned" out of existence, with a double tap, extrajudicial execution?!?

The short answer here is, not very.

Jul 18 09:52

Please Help Freedom Farmer Who Has Lyme Disease Keep The Farm

Randy Buchler is a farmer, permaculture expert and educator, and his family of Shady Grove Farm in Gwinn, Michigan are reaching out to the food freedom community for help. Not only has Randy battled to keep the freedom to farm in Michigan (and his own farm!) - he is now battling Lyme disease, which means he could lose the treasured farm again...

Jul 18 08:46

Federal judge overturns Cleveland's restrictions on RNC protests

A federal judge on Thursday scrapped the city of Cleveland's plans for a heightened-security zone that would have encompassed most of downtown during the Republican National Convention, saying that the restrictions are burdensome to people who want to express their free-speech rights.

Jul 18 08:42

Why would 100 women pose naked before the RNC? 10 women share their reasons

Artist Spencer Tunick posed 100 nude women to denounce what he called the "hateful repressive rhetoric of many in the Republican Party towards women and minorities."

Jul 18 08:20

New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.

Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.

[dcquiz]Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdo?an, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived in self-exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains since 1999. (RELATED: Followers Of A Mysterious Islamic Cleric Have Donated Heavily To Hillary’s Campaign And Charity)

Jul 18 08:19

Obama: Police Can 'Make the Job of Being a Cop a Lot Safer' by Admitting Their Failures

America's police will be safer when they admit they have a problem, Pres. Obama declared on Sunday at a bilateral event with the prime minister of Spain in Madrid.

Jul 18 07:32

'Your daughter might be a vampire': Internet pokes fun at Mike Pence's Chili's family photo because his daughter has no reflection

Oops :)

Webmaster addition: In the reflection, Mike is perfectly in front of his daughter (although a teensy bit of her hair pokes out from behind Mike's neck).

Jul 18 07:15

LIDAR Scan of the Bosnian Pyramid Complex Proves Dr. Sam Osmanagich Right — Proves Dr. Robert Schoch, Zahi Hawass, Archaeology Magazine, and Wikipedia Wrong

In March 2015, a LIDAR satellite scan was made of the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids in the Visoko, Bosnia area. LIDAR (“light-radar”) scans provide a detailed topographical picture of the area scanned. ?

The first LIDAR scan image of the Visoko area, finally available as of July 6, 2016, shows clear evidence of gargantuan ancient artificial structures.

The visibly predominant features of these ancient structures are smooth pyramidal, and other, faces oriented to the cosmic north (or “true north” or “geodetic north”).

Astonishingly, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun has the best-documented orientation to the cosmic north of any pyramid on the planet thus far analyzed.

The phrase “best documented” means that the northern orientation of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is the best orientation to the cosmic north (or “true north” or “geodetic north”) of any ancient pyramid or structure whose orientation has been studied and documented.

Jul 18 07:10

Bikers for Trump heading to the RNC

Jul 18 06:43

Donald Trump’s time to shine

-“He doesn’t have natural ?filters,” New York GOP Chairman Ed Cox said.
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-Republican strategist Dave Carney said, “The biggest opportunity he has being in Cleveland is to articulate his message not just to Republicans but to blue-collar workers who generally vote Democratic —"
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-“He has to look presidential,” said Boston College political science professor Marc Landy.

(*Enter 'The Handlers' )

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Jul 18 06:23

Anger in Nice that Bono, other celebrities, saved first from killer

Some residents and business owners in Nice are furious that Irish rock star Bono and other celebrities were rescued first during the Bastille Day massacre last week even though the restaurant they were in was a half mile away.

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Jul 18 04:11

Holidaymakers' fury as British Airways' computer check-in breaks down for the FOURTH time in a month

It is also the fourth BA systems failure in a month, with similar problems on June 19, July 7 and again on July 13.

One BA source told The Sun that the new IT system could cause a 'summer of holiday chaos'.

The source added: 'The system isn't robust enough for an airport like Heathrow. It's a nightmare'.

Passengers arriving at Heathrow yesterday are confronted with new signs, that say: 'We are currently upgrading our check-in system and with more than 700 flights a day, it's a big change for us. We would like to apologise in advance if it takes longer than usual to drop your bag today.'

Phillip Schofield was among several people who poured scorn on the message, saying: 'What are you upgrading too(sic)? Windows 2.1?!!!'

Other passengers said it was 'mayhem' and said the flashy Terminal 5 'is starting to resemble a 3rd World country domestic airport.'

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Jul 18 01:40

WATCH: CNN's Don Lemon Cuts Off Sheriff David Clarke For Speaking Too Much Truth

CNN's Don Lemon threw a fit and cut to commercial after Sheriff David Clarke said the media narrative blacks are being targeted by "racist" police is a total lie.

Speaking on Lemon's show yesterday, Sheriff Clarke asked Lemon, "When the tragedies happened in Louisiana and Minnesota, you know that twenty one black people were murdered [in black on black crime] across the United States? Was there any reporting on that?"

Lemon responded by asking him to "keep the volume down" in the name of "civility," then asked his producers to cut to commercial after Clarke told Lemon he "wished he had that message of civility for these purveyors of hate" in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jul 18 00:58

Twelve Israelis Arrested By FBI, Sentenced for Conning & Bilking Elderly Victims Out of Their Life Savings

AVI AYACHE and YARON BAR, two leaders of an Israeli lottery fraud ring, were sentenced today to 13 years and 12 years in prison, respectively, on mail and wire fraud charges. All 12 members of the ring who were charged in this case have pleaded guilty. "Qualifiers" called the victims and falsely told the victims they had won a substantial cash prize, and asked them about their assets. They told the victims that to obtain the prize, they had to pay several thousands of dollars in fees and taxes. Victims who complied were typically contacted again by Shooters and induced to send additional funds, amounting to tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. In reality, there was no lottery prize and the victims were ultimately bilked out of an estimated total of more than $8 million. The defendants even sent shipments of flowers and gift baskets to various victims in the United States in order to "congratulate" them on their purported lottery winnings.

Jul 17 23:06

L.A. has 46,874 people who are homeless. If we're not smart, we'll have 250,000 more

Tents in the Arroyo, sleeping bags on the beach, RVs parked on our boulevards. Heartbreaking visual manifestations of Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis are everywhere. The recent homeless count found that 46,874 people in Los Angeles County experience homelessness every night. As shocking as that number is, imagine for a moment that lined up behind each of those unsheltered human beings are five more. That’s roughly how many more Angelenos are at high risk of imminent homelessness...Because of our housing shortage, rents have gone up 28% since 2000. Over the same period, renters’ median incomes fell 8%. The result is an untenable situation: More than 250,000 households in Los Angeles pay 90% or more of their income on rent. These families are just one illness, one eviction, one car accident, or one lost job away from homelessness.

Jul 17 21:42

President Of The L.A. Police Protective League: Obama "Makes Me Sick"

Asked about the recent string of police shootings, the President Of The Los Angeles Police Protective League spoke out on a local TV news broadcast. Referring to President Obama's speech following the Baton Rouge shootings, Craig Lally said "it makes me sick!" He continued with a comical Freudian slip, "where's the leaders across this company, across the country?" He continues, "I wanna know what government is doing to protect cops! The fear is that we will become too militaristic. Well guess what? We need that stuff! The anchor then shows a video that the alleged Baton Rouge killer made prior to the shooting where he says protests won't help, and that "the alpha ones, we know what its gonna take" to stop police abuse. Interestingly, the black man also decries the fact, as he puts it, that when Europeans kill their oppressors, they're heroes, but when blacks do it, they're bad.

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Jul 17 17:34

Baton Rouge Shooter Hated White People, Celebrated Dallas Shooting

A picture of Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Eugene Long is beginning to emerge.

The Daily Caller found out Long's a former Nation of Islam member and had his own YouTube channel where he railed against "crackers."

Long's tweets we're filled with attacks on white people and he appeared to have been inspired by an anti-white hate preacher.

Long also celebrated the Dallas shooter, describing him in the aftermath of the shooting as "one of us" and tweeting the hashtag "# My religion is Justice."

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Jul 17 14:06

42 Helicopters Missing in Turkey Sparking Concerns of a Second Coup Attempt

At least 42 helicopters have gone missing from Turkey's military inventory in the wake of the failed coup attempt on Friday evening causing concern that there may be another act to the attempted overthrow of Erdogan. CNN Turk anchor Serdar Tuncer reports that at least 42 helicopters have gone missing from the Turkish military inventory and says concern is brewing that another coup effort may soon be underway. "It is as though this rogue will try more things. Can they succeed? No! But will they try?" said the reporter.

Jul 17 12:55

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Throughout the Sanders campaign, the Socialist Equality Party has welcomed the broad shift to the left that it revealed in the thinking of millions of working people and youth, while warning that the Vermont senator would inevitably disappoint his supporters.

Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street’s favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting

Jul 17 12:50

Failed Coup – Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich talks to RT

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, independent researcher and writer, talks to RT International on the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey:

“This incident does not have the hallmarks of a military coup. It’s almost like a mutiny.”

Jul 17 12:36

Baton Rouge Shooter: 'Black Male Wearing Body Armor'

After hiding the race of the Baton rouge shooter for hours, police finally revealed to CBS News the shooter was a "black male wearing body armor."

Jul 17 12:28

Black Alton Sterling Protest Leader Offers Help At Scene Of Baton Rouge Police Shooting

This is the kind of story that the corporate media often suppresses. The establishment thrives on racial and class tension, division and strife, but the reality is that this is not always the case. A Baton Rouge, Louisiana TV reporter just posted a photo from near the scene of the police shooting. It's young black man, with the caption "One of the #altonsterling protest leaders is here ready to set up a grill to feed people at the media staging area."

Jul 17 12:22

Baltimore police at barricade situation at fast-food restaurant

Police said officers spotted a rape suspect around 11 a.m. Sunday, and that person fled in a vehicle and collided with another vehicle at Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street. The person in the other vehicle sustained minor injuries, police said.

Police said the suspect, armed with a gun, ran into a Burger King restaurant in the 1700 block of Washington Boulevard. Police said there are people inside the restaurant.

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Jul 17 08:32

At least 2 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting, gunman at large – mayor

Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are currently trying to neutralize a gunman who reportedly shot up to eight officers, killing at least two, according to local media citing the mayor's office, as well as social media accounts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to portray the police as victims, but after all, the police drew first blood with all these killings of innocent Americans! The public does not see them as victims.

Jul 17 07:38

Putin To Ban Pokemon GO From Russia Due To Links To CIA

Vladimir Putin is set to ban Pokemon GO from Russia after an internal Kremlin investigation revealed the viral augmented reality smartphone game has direct links to the CIA and wider intelligence community and is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale. Young people are being tricked into giving up their privacy to these intelligence agencies, according to Kremlin sources, and while playing the game they act as unwitting intelligence gatherers for the CIA. The game has an extensive list of intrusive tracking permissions, and it is these ‘fine print clauses’ that raised eyebrows in the Kremlin and sparked the ongoing investigation.

Jul 17 07:28

Egypt blocks UNSC condemnation of coup attempt in Turkey

The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the coup attempt in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said, APA reports quoting AA.

The U.S.-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any violence or bloodshed, and called for an urgent end to the crisis and return to rule of law.

Statements by the 15-member Security council have to be agreed by consensus.

Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Egypt argued that the U.N. Security Council was not in a position to determine whether a government had been democratically elected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And Egypt should know!

Jul 17 07:22

Alleged coup leader was once military attaché to Israel

Turkish media on Saturday named former Turkish Air Force chief Ak?n Ozturk as one of the main instigators of the country’s attempted coup on Friday. Ozturk, who led he air force between 2013 and 2015 before retiring from the army last year, was also the nation’s military attaché to Israel in the 1990s; he served in the Jewish state between 1996-1998.

Jul 17 06:52

Armenia 'attempted coup': Gunmen storm police headquarters and social media down in country bordering Turkey

Gunman have stormed the police headquarters in Armenia leading to fears of an attempted coup in the country. One person has reportedly been killed and a number of people wounded at the building in the capital Yerevan.

Jul 17 06:18

Henry, A Former Jew, Supports an Open Debate on the Holocaust

Henry Heskovitz, born into the Jewish community, explains why he supports open debate on "The Holocaust." in this three minute video.

Jul 17 06:12

14 West Bank settler outposts to be legalized, 20 already approved'

In the last four years Israel has advanced plans to legalize 14 West Bank outposts and has approved 20 such fledgling hilltop communities, Peace Now said in a new report it issued on Monday. "The retroactive legalization of illegal outposts is a slap in the face of the Quartet," asserted Peace Now, referencing a report issued by the Quartet earlier this month on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ... For Netanyahu to continue settlement activity in the wake of such a report, Peace Now said, is a signal to "Israel's most important allies that he is not interested in peace and two states but rather in the continuation of the occupation." Settlement activity continues unabated, it said ...

Jul 17 06:09

Hatred Unlimited

Today, some 120 years after the beginning of the Zionist experiment, the hatred between the two peoples [Israelis and Arabs] is abysmal. The conflict dominates our lives. More than half of all news stories in the media concern this conflict ... When the Arabs realized that the new Zionist immigrants were not a repeat of the Templars, but a new aggressive colonialist implantation, conflict became inevitable. It grows worse from year to year. The hatred between the two peoples seems to reach new heights all the time ... Most Palestinians are now ready to make peace and even to live in a reduced Palestinian state side by side with Israel, but are rebuffed by the Israeli government, which wants to keep "all of Eretz Israel" for Jewish colonization, leaving only some disconnected enclaves to the Palestinians

Jul 17 06:07

Lieberman Appoints IDF Chief Rabbi Who Endorses Rape to Improve Troop Morale

The most glaring one is the religious figure elevated to be the army’s new chief rabbi. He is Eyal Krim. His main claim to infamy is that in a religious publication (Hebrew), he was asked if the Book of Deuteronomy permits an Israelite to rape women of an enemy tribe, how does this correspond to modern military policy.
He told readers that it would be permissible for Jewish soldiers to rape attractive Arab women...
Note: The U.S. supports the IDF as do private donations.

Jul 17 05:55

The stock market's split personality

Something very, very weird is happening in the global markets, said Mark DeCambre at Market?Watch. "Investors typically don't buy bonds and stocks at the same time," but right now they're doing both in droves. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices hit record highs this week, buoyed by the U.S. economy adding an impressive 287,000 new jobs in June. But even as investors rushed to bet on stocks, they were also pouring money into the safety of bonds. As a result, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note sank to an all-time low of 1.37 percent. Usually, falling bond yields are a sign of major economic trouble ahead, signaling that anxious investors are looking for a safe haven to stash their cash. But then again, markets just hit "dizzying heights," which tends to be great news. "What gives?"

Jul 17 05:21

BDS victory in Mennonite Church Canada

This resolution is in part a response to the 2009 Kairos Document that was prepared by Palestinian Christians in Palestine asking their global Christian brothers and sisters to show their solidarity with them through Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. The Mennonite resolution laments the violence in Israel and Palestine and repents its complicity in anti-Semitism and structures of colonialism that oppress Indigenous people in Canada. The resolution commits the Mennonite Church to further education on what is happening in Israel and Palestine, in addition its concluding demands are:

“We ask the Mennonite Church Canada General Board, along with regional churches, congregations, and members—to avoid investing in or supporting companies that do business with Israeli settlements and the Israel Defense Forces, and companies that are profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian territories; and

We encourage the government of Canada to support measures that put pressure on Israel (including through economic sanctions) to end the occupation and work for a just peace, in accordance with international law.”

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