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CURRENT EVENTS

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.”

Jul 16 21:33

Family of Bastille Day killer reveal he suffered a nervous breakdown and saw psychologists 'for years' before leaving Tunisia for France 

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, a French Tunisian and married father of three, had suffered a nervous breakdown and received medical treatment for mental health issues for 'several years' before leaving Tunisia for France in 2005, his family said today.

Jul 16 20:44

Alleged coup leader was once military attaché to Israel

Former Turkish Air Force chief Ak?n Ozturk maintained army ties with Jewish state in the 1990s

By Times of Israel staff and AP July 16, 2016, 6:26 pm

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.

Turkey’s president has also blamed a US-based cleric for being behind the failed takeover attempt. Washington has said it would entertain an extradition request for Fethullah Gulen.

But US Secretary of State John Kerry also said that Turkey’s government would have to prove Gulen’s wrongdoing.

Visiting Luxembourg, Kerry said Turkey hasn’t yet requested that the United States send home Gulen, who left Turkey in 1999.

Jul 16 20:13

Turkey is a Stupid Place for US to Store Nuclear Weapons

An aside note: It's the things we don't know that frighten me the most. I discovered some relatively unknown history about Turkish involvement with U.S. nuclear weapons while reading former Secret Service officer, Gary Byrne's, Clinton tell-all. Talking about his Air Force days as he establishes his his own credibility and character early in the book, Byrne writes:

"Arriving at Murtad, I learned that AFSP there had caught rogue Turkish officers trying to push an American F-104 Starfighter with a loaded nuke onto the flight line so they could steal a nuke and bomb Greece. Many Turks bitter about the Greco-Turkish War of 1919– 22 wanted a flash point to ignite a new war. I believe this was secretly why JFK took the nukes out of Turkey in 1962. Turks simply hate Greeks. We joked to each other, “Hey, if you’re not careful, I’ll tell the Turks you’re Greek!”"

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Jul 16 14:13

Not A Drop of Blood On White Murder Truck

Another "wag the dog" hoax attack designed to frame the big bad Muslims and keep everyone in a state of fear and subservient to the warmongering governments of NATO and Israel.
Note: Compare pictures.

Jul 16 11:30

CNN Labels France Terror Attack Witness 'Trump Rampage Survivor'

For a second time in three days, CNN — the so-called “Clinton News Network” — made a highly suspicious blunder.

Today, the network was covering the terrorist attack in Nice, France and while interviewing a survivor, instead of calling him a “truck rampage survivor,” “Legal View” instead referred to him as a “Trump rampage survivor.”

Jul 16 10:59

Social Media and the Zionist Incitement !!

What is surprising is the other side, the jewish israeli side. Daniel Levy a jewish israel Haifa resident, wrote that he wants to kill a Palestinian soon, it was so explicit and so direct. In a few hours he got over 1000 likes and also 34 comments an 26 shares

Jul 16 10:08

CNN Blames 'European Fascism' for Nice Terror Attack

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen said the "rise of European fascism" is to blame for Mohamed's terror attack in Nice, France.

Jul 16 08:37

Black Lives Matter protest ends peacefully at Capitol

Before the protest, rumors on the Internet claimed Black Lives Matter protests across the country would turn violent. Black Lives Matter posted on their Facebook Page saying this would not be the case.

Jul 16 08:36

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST CLOSES ON-RAMPS AND OFF-RAMPS FROM HWY 880 IN OAKLAND

Protesters have prompted the shut-down of on-ramps and off-ramps along Interstate Highway 880 in downtown Oakland this evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Jul 16 08:35

18 arrested at Portland Black Lives Matter protest

The Portland Racial Justice Congress's Black Lives Matter protest started in Lincoln Park at 6 p.m., but moved to the Old Port, where crowds blocked a section of Commercial Street near Pearl Street.

Jul 16 08:34

'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Shut Down Southbound I-15

Hundreds of "Black Lives Matter" protestors marched through the streets of City Heights Friday night, shutting down the southbound Interstate 15 at University Avenue.

Jul 16 08:30

THE PROBLEM WITH MIKE PENCE: HE’S A FREE TRADE GLOBALIST

Trump is either a phony or he just set himself up. Ala JFK AND LBJ!

And a war on terror neocon

Although unconfirmed by the Trump campaign, it is being reported that the candidate has chosen Indian Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
If true, this will be problematic for Donald Trump and his criticism of globalist trade and the neocon wars.

Jul 16 08:23

New York federal judge to DEA: If you want to use a stingray you’re going to need a warrant for that

Earlier this week, a New York federal judge became the nation’s first jurist to rule inadmissible evidence collected after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials used a stingray, or cell site simulator, to locate a drug suspect’s phone, and by extension the man himself, without a warrant. This ruling—along with a landmark Second Circuit Court of Appeals opinion handed down this week holding that US warrants do not extend overseas—is a bright spot in what’s otherwise been a bleak series of court decisions on privacy in the digital age.

Jul 16 07:08

TRUMP TEAM SCORES BIG WIN AS RNC WRITES ITS CONVENTION RULES

The Never Trump movement tried to make a stand. It failed by a massive margin.

CLEVELAND — Efforts to block Donald Trump’s nomination — hyped for months by proponents as a growing grass-roots movement among Republican activists attending this week’s convention — turned out to be a flop.

During key votes on Thursday evening, only 12 hard-core holdouts continued to resist Trump’s nomination when members of on the powerful 112-member Convention Rules Committee considered a proposal to prevent delegates from rejecting Trump.

Jul 16 07:02

Republicans in Cleveland Applaud Trump Pick of Mike Pence

Republican delegates and party leaders gathering in Cleveland for next week’s national convention praised Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, saying it would stabilize the ticket and calm social conservatives.

It adds significant government experience to Trump’s outsider campaign for the White House.

“Principled Conservative” … “Solid Grasp On Policy” … “A Home Run” … “Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”

Jul 16 05:41

Civil Rights Icon says Black Lives Matter Activists "Unlovable Little Brats?

Jul 16 04:02

UK thwarts war crimes probe of former Israeli minister

For the fourth time in seven years, the British government has intervened to protect Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former foreign minister, from a possible a war crimes investigation into her role in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip in December 2008.

Jul 15 14:30

Report: Another Truck Bomb Found Near Nice Defused, Suspect Arrested

The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports. A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice where a truck attack occurred Thursday night.

Jul 15 13:46

Turkey army says has taken power over country

The Turkish army says it has taken power over the country and that the rule of law must remain a priority.

"The power in the country has been seized in its entirety," said a military statement read on NTV television, without giving further details.

Stewart Brennan-3 minutes ago
Let's see who the Turkish Military supports if this coup is successful...the US or Russia...then we will know for sure if US / Saudi Money bought them off or nationalism and security with their neighbours decided this defining moment...

Jul 15 13:40

Turkish military seizes state power according to media reports; jets flyover Ankara, Istanbul’s bridges closed

The Turkish military has reportedly released a statement to Reuters confirming they are in control of the government.
Turkish military aircraft were also reported flying low over the capital of Ankara late on Friday evening (July 15), according to Agence France-Presse.

Jul 15 13:14

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claims part of the military is attempting to overtake the country.

Yildirim added that it would be wrong to refer to the attempt as a coup, but denounced the "illegal attempt" to seize power by "a group" in the military.

"This is a mutiny attempt. We will not let this attempt win. We will uphold democracy," he said on Turkish NTV.

Jul 15 13:05

Trump's VP Mike Pence: Certified Kosher, Signed Law Penalizing BDS

On March 23, 2016, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1378, which requires the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to divest from any business that engages in action to boycott, divest or sanction the state of Israel. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and goes into effect July 1, 2016. "I have long believed Israel is our most cherished ally and as such I am proud to sign House Enrolled Act 1378, which affirms Indiana's support for the state of Israel," said Governor Pence. "Israel's enemies are more emboldened than ever before and with the overwhelming bipartisan passage of this legislation, Indiana made clear that we will not do business with those who seek to inflict financial damage on the people of Israel. I thank Speaker Bosma for leading on this important issue and am proud to show Hoosiers are standing with Israel today."

Jul 15 11:52

How the Nice Tragedy Will Be Used to Bolster War, Usurp Freedom, and Create More Terrorism

By Claire Bernish

At least 84 people were killed when an attacker plowed through a crowd gathered in Nice, France, for Bastille Day festivities.

As the country and world reel in shock, French President François Hollande already claims the purposeful mowing down of dozens to be a likely act of terrorism.

“The terrorist nature of the attack cannot be denied,” Hollande said early Friday. “We must show absolute vigilance and determination. All of France is under the threat of Islamic terrorism.”...

Jul 15 11:40

New Israeli Defense Forces Chief Rabbi Says Soldiers Can Rape Gentile Women During Wartime to Boost Morale

Outgoing chief rabbi, Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz, of the Israeili Defense Forces, who is stepping down after six years in the position is being replaced. And, his successor, Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim’s appointment is being met with backlash — as he is outspoken for allowing soldiers to rape women during wartime.

Karim, who was announced on Monday as the intended new IDF chief rabbi, has provoked controversy with previous misogynistic statements, such as opposing female conscription and implying that rape was permissible in times of war.

Jul 15 11:23

NICE ATTACK 2016 - FALSE FLAG

If you keep falling for the false flags, they'll keep doing the false flags.

Jul 15 11:15

Congress releases '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

Congress released on Friday a long-classified report exploring the alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers.
Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion.

Webmaster addition: So far, the actual report is not available to the public. We just have scores of people with agendas telling us what is in it!

Jul 15 11:13

WHITE HOUSE: BUDGET DEFICIT TO RISE TO $600B

The White House on Friday predicted that the government's budget deficit for the soon-to-end fiscal year will hit $600 billion, an increase of $162 billion over last year's tally and a reversal of a steady trend of large but improving deficits on President Barack Obama's watch.

The disappointing figures, while expected, come after the deficit has steadily declined since the huge $1.4 trillion deficit Obama inherited after the deep 2007-2009 recession and the associated fiscal crisis.

The improving economy, tax increases on higher-income earners and cuts to annual agency budgets have helped close the gap over Obama's tenure. Many economists say the longer-term picture is troubling and warn that the rising debt will be a drag on the economy in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As with everything Obama touches, these figures are most likely manipulated to make them appear artificially low.

Jul 15 11:03

UK: Theresa May Bans White Nationalist Advocating Ethno-State, Welcomes Muslims Advocating Caliphate

The new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, quietly banned from the UK "a self-described 'identitarian' who leads a white nationalist think tank in Northern Virginia," the Washington Post reports.

Jul 15 09:48

The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Known as “Little America” in this mainly rural corner of Germany, the area now includes 57,000 US citizens clustered around Ramstein and a dozen smaller bases. The Defense Department calls it “the largest American community outside of the United States.” Ramstein serves as the biggest Air Force cargo port beyond US borders, providing “full spectrum airfield operations” along with “world-class airlift and expeditionary combat support.” The base also touts “superior” services and “exceptional quality of life.” To look at Ramstein and environs is to peer into a faraway mirror for the United States; what’s inside the frame is normality for endless war.

Jul 15 09:21

Official: 6 of 7 Remaining Obamacare Co-Ops on the Brink

Six of the seven Obamacare co-ops that are still in operation are currently on corrective action plans, according to an official from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Illinois Department of Insurance announced this week that it was requesting an order of rehabilitation for the state’s Land of Lincoln Health co-op because of its unsustainable financial position. The co-op was originally awarded $160.2 million by CMS.

This closing announcement has brought the number of failed co-ops from 15, which was reported earlier this week, to 16.

Kevin Counihan, a top official for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, told lawmakers on Wednesday that of the seven co-ops that are still in operation, six have been placed on corrective action plans. Co-ops are flagged for these plans when the agency has identified issues with the co-ops finances, operations, compliance or management processes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though this program is going to be yet another of Obama's "epic fail legacies".

It was never truly sustainable in the first place; and people who lose their coverage when these go under will be in one hell of a world of hurt, particularly if they have pre-existing conditions.

Jul 15 09:16

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Jul 15 09:15

Western-Backed Chechen “Freedom Fighter” Named as Istanbul Attack Mastermind

The true extent of U.S.-NATO involvement in the Chechen struggle for independence is still a well-guarded secret but Chatayev’s story sheds some light on dubious Western machinations that have fueled terrorism in Russia and beyond.

In 2003, “Akhmed One-Arm” moved to Austria. He was granted asylum and received Austrian citizenship. While enjoying Austrian hospitality, Chatayev made extensive use of his new passport that “allowed him to travel freely in Europe and elsewhere.”

Russian media reports suggest that Chatayev was wanted by Russian authorities since 2003 on suspicion of recruiting fighters and raising funds for the North Caucasus insurgency. According to sources in Chechen Islamic groups, this task was assigned to him by none other than Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov.[9]

Neither Chatayev’s close connection to Umarov nor his criminal activities seemed to bother anyone in the West. Russia repeatedly tried to get him extradited, to no avail.

Jul 15 09:10

Sorry, Flint, Congress Has Nothing For You

Congress is set to adjourn for the summer without approving any of the big aid initiatives that had been discussed for Flint, Michigan.

Flint’s water has been tainted with lead since the state of Michigan switched the city’s water source to the Flint River in 2014 without following proper treatment protocols. The new water corroded the city’s lead pipes, and last fall research showed lead levels spiking in Flint kids’ blood. Lead is a dangerous toxin that can cause all kinds of health problems, including miscarriages and irreversible brain damage in children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single leader, from Flint's Mayor and City Council, to Michigan's Congressional Representatives, should be sued out of their positions, for having recklessly endangering the people of Flint, and do hard jail time for what they have allowed to happen to this city, and particularly to their children.

What Flint needs to do is appeal to the UN for funds to fix the problem, and the assignment of a water engineering specialist to make sure that the problem gets fixed correctly; that should embarrass the hell out of the state, the city fathers, and DC, which, on this issue, they richly deserve.

Clean, uncontaminated water should be a basic human right in this country, period, end of discussion.

Jul 15 09:01

Here are the 811 people (and counting) who have lost their lives in jail in the year after Sandra Bland died.

The Huffington Post gathered names, causes of death, dates of arrest and death, and other data for more than 800 people who died in jails and police lockups in the year following Sandra Bland’s death on July 13, 2015.

Because it is so difficult to obtain details of fatalities that occur in jails, many of the deaths in this database have not previously been reported. A number of states collect some form of death data from all their jails. In others, the reporting process is far from comprehensive. Some, like Texas, collect information from counties but not from municipalities. Others, like Louisiana, only track deaths of inmates in state custody — a tiny fraction of the jail population. (Jails are short-term holding facilities in which many inmates have not been convicted; our study does not include deaths in prison.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely horrific; why, in the name of heaven, are we looking at the deaths of 811 in the last year (that we know about) in America's prison system?!?

This is a slamming indictment of everything that is wrong with the American penal system.

Even if you are not a Roger Moore fan, I urge you to see the documentary, "Who do we Invade Next?", because it has several examinations of European prison systems; how successful they are; and the conditions under which prisoners live.

In fact, in Sweden, they are closing many of their prisons, because, with the total focus being on rehabilitation, that approach leaves them with very little recidivism, unlike here in the US.

Jul 15 08:45

THE MEDIA'S MAIN SOURCE ON SYRIAN CONFLICT IS A T-SHIRT SHOP

According to an interview with RT published last year—in which the SOHR director proved to be very elusive before he was eventually tracked down by the reporter—Abdulrahman acknowledged he personally has not been back to Syria in over 15 years, adding:

“But I know some of the Observatory activists through common friends. This organization only takes new members following a six-month trial period and the candidate has to be familiar to someone from the organization or to a reliable outside contact.”

To date, his informants remain anonymous, and he is the only individual listed as working for SOHR. Abdulrahman has no journalistic or legal qualifications, is not based in Syria, and relies on phone calls–yet the corporate media quotes his reports without question. This is particularly damning for Russia, as prominent outlets like the International Business Times have released articles treating the SOHR as an authority:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bottom line here is, you cannot believe anything you hear from this man and his Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Jul 15 08:35

POLICE STEP UP ARRESTS FOR 'THREATENING' SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS IN THE WAKE OF THE DALLAS SHOOTING

In a move that's sure to only increase the nation's respect for law enforcement, police departments have been arresting people for "threatening" social media posts. This activity follows the tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed by a man armed with a rifle. Naomi LaChance of The Intercept has more details.

Four men in Detroit were arrested over the past week for posts on social media that the police chief called threatening. One tweet that led to an arrest said that Micah Johnson, the man who shot police officers in Dallas last week, was a hero. None of the men have been named, nor have they been charged.

Four more arrests have occurred elsewhere:

Last weekend in Connecticut, police arrested Kurt Vanzuuk after a tip for posts on Facebook that identified Johnson as a hero and called for police to be killed. He was charged with inciting injury to persons or property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that people with a modicum of horse-sense will not do this; Facebook is constantly being surveilled by the police in order to bring charges against people who threaten in this manner.

And the problem is, such threats will not change abusive behavior on the part of police departments.

That will take a lot of hard, peaceful work, community and police involvement, and involvement on the part of cities' faith communities, to restore trust in this institution.

There have been some very good outcomes to intelligently structured community-based policing programs; but there has to be a real will, on the part of police departments, and the communities they serve, to make that happen.

Jul 15 08:31

The Indiana Synagogues That Mike Pence Forgot

It’s never been a large congregation and mostly doesn’t hold services in the summer when some members are out of town and nearby Ball State University is on break.
Note: The population of Indiana is 6.6 million. The population of Jews in Indiana is 17,000 a mere speck. We just don't care!

Jul 15 08:27

'France may witness public backlash as surveillance state fails against terrorism'

About time!

The patience of the French people may be wearing thin as individuals known to Western intelligence, and armed with simple weapons, slip through the security net and kill innocent people, political experts told RT.

Jul 15 08:22

CANADIAN TEACHER UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION FOR SAYING PALESTINIANS HAD RIGHT TO RESIST OCCUPATION

A Toronto-area school board and Toronto city police are investigating an elementary school teacher after pro-Israel lobby groups complained about comments she made during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians.

The teacher, Nadia Shoufani, addressed a downtown Toronto rally on 2 July, marking al-Quds Day, an annual event held around the world to support Palestinian rights and to protest Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

“Silence in situations of oppression and injustices is a crime against humanity,” Shoufani said in her speech at the rally, in which she condemned the Israeli occupation and Israel’s policies of home demolitions, land confiscation and arrests of Palestinians.

Shoufani also quoted Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, an important figure in the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was assassinated by Israeli Mossad agents in a car bombing in Beirut in 1972.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, when it comes to support of Palestinians, Canadians have absolutely lost any freedom of speech they ever had when it comes to criticising the Israeli occupation.

And was this teacher doing this during school-time?!? No, not at all; she was on her own time, at this rally.

So now in Canada, a teacher cannot support the Palestinian cause without potentially getting "investigated" (and most probably sacked, and shunned, never permitted to teach again) if they are pro-Palestinian.

I am quite sure that Michael Mostyn's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem" would be for every Palestinian to kill every one of their children, then kill themselves.

For people like Mostyn, the "problem" is that Palestinians, who keenly remember their history, and exist in the world, are still breathing.

I find this attitude painfully ironic, because it is eerily similar to the thoughts of a European leader during World War II regarding certain minorities in his country, and the world, he did not particularly like.

Jul 15 08:17

How Israel Is Losing America

To be sure, to some extent, Ball’s position still represents a cry in the desert. After all, America has not wavered in its commitment to maintaining Israel’s “qualitative military edge.” In fact, US President Barack Obama’s administration has broken all historical records in its military aid to Israel, even as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has shown no willingness to use that US taxpayer-funded military edge to take calculated risks for peace. In this sense, the US is still underwriting Israel’s defiant annexationist policies.
Note: Going! Going! Gone! The hell with Israeli murders!

Jul 15 08:12

US officials afraid of being charged over 9/11 attacks: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer, about the impact of new revelations about the Saudi role in September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Press TV: We have heard certain people privy to its contents say there's nothing in it which implicates the Saudis but we've heard the exact opposite from others high up in the government who have also viewed its pages. Could it be possible that the original document may have been altered to salvage ties with Riyadh?

Jul 15 08:07

Federal Reserve: creating debt-free money out of nothing for Americans is ‘next step.’ Data show $1,000,000 per US household benefits in ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ obviousness if Americans simply look

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Prison Planet, Zero Hedge

Last month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged Fed power to create debt-free money for direct payment of public goods and services. This would create money as a “positive number” rather than current practice of only and always creating what is used for money as debt, a negative number, with obvious implications of increasing aggregate debt that will never be repaid and will only increase as negative numbers pile on forever.

This week, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirmed this power to create debt-free money at a University of Sydney conference, going so far as to consider it a "next step."

In a world history of empire, the Emperor’s New Clothes facts for anyone who cares to raise their head and look is that this game-changing power transforms economics almost instantly, and with easily documented benefits of literally a million dollars per US household.

Jul 15 08:05

Mike Pence, Trump’s likely running mate, has backed every free trade deal in the last 15 years

A horrible choice!

There are multiple reports that Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate. If he is, how will he explain away his support for the very same free trade deals that Trump has been bashing for more than a year?

Pence, like most economic conservatives, has been a staunch supporter of these deals—in particular, he backs the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade deal negotiated by the Obama administration with twelve nations around the Pacific rim.

Pence also defended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and voted for the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and continued trade with China during his 14 years in Congress.

Jul 15 08:03

Germany proposes EU defence union after Brexit

With Britain out of the picture, Germany and France will forge deeper defence cooperation in the European Union. As reported by the Reuters news agency, Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on July 13 that Britain had “paralysed” such initiatives in the past.

Jul 15 07:49

10 Things Many People Fear That Are Far Less Likely to Kill You Than American Police

624 people have been killed by cops so far in 2016, putting us on track for another year where more than 1,000 lives will be taken by those sworn to protect and serve.

In America, the odds of being killed by a cop are far greater than in other parts of the world. 14 people were killed by cops in Canada in 2014, and only one person was killed by a cop in the United Kingdom. No one was killed by cops in Germany in 2013-2014.

China, which is known for its heavy-handed state tactics, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement in 2014. This means that law enforcement in the US killed 92 times more people than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people.

Jul 15 07:30

Just how much violence will BLM commit before they are labelled a terrorist group?

ISIS was created by the US, UK and Israel. The Obama Administration is utilizing the same divide and conquer strategy in the United States via Black Lives Matter that they used in Syria and Iraq by supporting Daesh terrorism.

The whole community of nations now knows that the CIA, MI6 and the MOSSAD created, armed, funded and materially supported ISIS as it has rampaged across the Northern Levant. The creation of the Islamic State and fabrication of Islamic jihad across the region was the backbone of the Zio-Anglo-American strategy to divide and conquer the Mideast. Not only were vast oil and gas reserves at stake, so, too, was the most valuable geopolitical piece of real estate on the planet.

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