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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 11 16:40

Updated List Of Everyone Jailed From Goldman Sachs

Did we mention that Goldman's $5 billion fine is tax-deductible...

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Apr 11 16:03

Thank You. Love, ISIS

a love letter from ISIS

Apr 11 16:00

#Pray for [blank]

simplify your search for appropriate levels of concern for the next false-flag event

Apr 11 15:56

Hiding, Secret and Shell

an ad for the 1% to hide their ill-gotten gains :-D

Apr 11 15:43

From DC’s Deficit Panic To Flint’s Poisoned Water

We know that the Washington Post editors really hate Bernie Sanders and rarely miss an opportunity to show it. Dana Milbank got in the act big time today as he once again denounced Sanders (along with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz) in his column.

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Apr 11 14:23

Alan Simpson: 'Grover Norquist Is A Fraud'

Is $20 trillion enough, do you think? Ok, what about $25 trillion? That doesn't make you happy, DC? Okay, you win, the national debt will be $30 trillion in about twelve more years as the entitlement numbers start to explode in 2020.

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Apr 11 14:20

‘Threat And Shooter Bias’: Study Shows US Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Men In Greater Numbers

Race looms large when it comes to police shootings, as a new study finds a greater number of unarmed black men are shot compared to whites or Latinos. Blacks were also less likely to have been attacking when fatally shot than their white counterparts.

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Apr 11 13:19

Police State USA: Simply Wearing an ‘Anonymous’ Mask in America Can Get You Arrested Now

We are so far down the dark police state alley in America these days, it's insane.

Apparently now all it takes to get yourself arrested in this county is to sit — peacefully and quietly, minding your own business, doing nothing wrong — at a county hearing...

Wearing a Guy Fawkes "Anonymous" mask.

Or not even fully wearing it.

The incident took place in the House Gallery, during the Maricopa County hearing over the suspected election fraud.

Two officers attended the arrest of the man. Although the man in question didn’t have his face concealed by the mask—the mask had been resting on the top of his head—the first arresting officer approached from behind and kicked at him lightly until he left his chair.

The meeting reportedly had to do with election fraud in Maricopa County Arizona. Guess the officers there just felt the need to arrest somebody for something? Was it to distract from the election fraud which is already bad enough?

Apr 11 13:04

Hillary Clinton’s Backers Want Obama to Grant a Preemptive Pardon—To Prevent Her From Facing “A Martha Stewart Problem”

With FBI Director James Comey’s statement this week that the massive investigation of possible criminality by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could linger into the fall, some of her political advisers have become convinced that the best option for her would be to shut it down now, which could be accomplished ifPresident Obama would grant a preemptive pardon for any crimes she may have committed.

“It would be a humbling experience for Mrs. Clinton to accept a pardon, but she and husband Bill have ridden out terrible scandals in the past without losing their bedrock constituencies,” an official close to the campaign told Orbmagazine. “And without a pardon, the possible scenarios she is facing are fraught with danger.”

Apr 11 12:34

GOLDMAN SACHS TO PAY $5 BILLION FOR MISLEADING MORTGAGE BOND INVESTORS

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to pay $5.06 billion to settle claims that it misled mortgage bond investors during the financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

Apr 11 12:01

Slap on the Wrist: Goldman Sachs Settles for $5.1Billion over Mortgage Securities Fraud that Led to 2008 Collapse

We've all been apprised of the fact that these big banks are "too big to fail" and we all know no one is going to jail. $5.1 billion is a slap on the wrist and it's years since this even happened. Wonder how much they'll have to pay when it happens again?

Case in point: on the same day, Reuters is reporting that Wells Fargo has "admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages, as it formally reached a record $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit".

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Apr 11 11:58

Netanyahu: Israel has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria

Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, acknowledging for the first time such attacks against suspected arms transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.
Note: WHAT! Attacking a foreign country...against arms control act etc!!

Apr 11 11:39

The American Civil War returns to New Orleans 

Lawrence Davidson examines the lingering racism in the American South, as currently manifested in New Orleans, and calls for regulating racism and other hateful attitudes through the judicious use of public institutions that help shape attitudes over time.

Apr 11 11:28

Who is Voting for Trump and Why? Pew Research Council Explains

30 years of wage stagnation followed by one wealth-eviscerating asset bubble after another has drained the optimism from the collective American psyche. Most people now think things are going to get worse for themselves and their children. This pervasive pessimism shows up in other surveys as well, like this recent Gallup poll in which the sample-group was asked, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?”

You’d think that would be a slam-dunk for President Obama who never misses a chance to boast about his great economic recovery. But the fact is, 71 percent of the people said they were dissatisfied with the way things are going.

Apr 11 11:23

CAUGHT ON TAPE: U.S. PLANE ALLEGEDLY DROPS WEAPONS FOR ISIS MILITANTS IN IRAQ

One day after reporting that British military information services Janes, had found confirmation of several shipments amounting to 3,000 tons of weapons and ammo to Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels in a transport solicitation on the U.S. government website FedBizOps.gov, today Veterans Today goes deeper into the rabbit hole and reports that several Iraqi policemen claim to have seen US aircraft dropping weapons and munitions for ISIS terrorists in a region west of the Anbar province on Friday.

According to VT, in a video posted on Iraq’s al-Maaloomah news website on Sunday, the policemen are purportedly heard saying that the American plane had also jammed their communication devices in the Hadisah Island district.

"There is an American aircraft seen at four o’clock in the morning on Friday over the Hadisah Island district of the Anbar province, delivering weapons and munitions to ISIS criminals," one of the policemen says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would probably be asking the bookies in Vegas

1. What the odds were of a US military decap strike against Syria's Al-Assad, or

2. Further destabilization of Iraq to the point where Iraq's President al-Abadi would be begging for an unlimited number of US troops on the ground in Iraq to fend off ISIS, which of course, the US is continuing to fund, supply, and train.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against either, or both, scenarios.

However, if my hunch about Iraq is correct, I have to wonder; just how long will the Shiite cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr allow this to continue before "bringing the band back together", i.e., reuniting the Mahdi Army against American military assets to drive the US government out of Iraq?!?

Secondly, if the US is planning a decap strike on Damascus, how long will it take Moscow to respond?!? And what will they be willing to do to protect Al-Assad?!?

IF these questions occur to me, as an average American citizen, I am absolutely gobsmacked that those making these kinds of bone-headed decisions in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress appear to be pathologically incapable of thinking these scenarios through to their logical conclusions.

Apr 11 11:14

A New Way to Get Killed by Cops: Gun Company Makes Real Gun That Looks Just Like Nintendo’s “Duck Hunt” Gun

While people should theoretically be allowed to carry one, the reality is it just gives police a plausible reason to shoot someone for holding a harmless cell phone because now they can say it could be a gun.

As cool as everyone thinks these theme guns look, the reality is we simply do not live in a country where police use discernment. Just knowing these guns exist, cops will now have yet another justifiable reason to shoot and kill a kid walking around with a harmless "Duck Hunt" Nintendo gun, claiming "it could have been real".

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Apr 11 11:13

Millionaires Fearing Civil Unrest Are Fleeing Chicago by the Thousands

As time goes on the city of Chicago is rapidly turning into a crime infested hell hole, rife with poverty, debt, and racial tensions. The city is well on its way to joining the likes of Detroit, and there may be no escaping that eventuality. That’s why many of the city’s wealthy elites are getting the hell out of there.

The Chicago Tribune reports that roughly 3,000 millionaires have left the city over the past year alone, which amounts to about 2 percent of their wealthy population. This is the largest exodus of wealthy people in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.

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Apr 11 11:12

Asylum Seeker Threatens to Throw Infant At Greek Police Officer

Tempers flared on Thursday at the Greek Port of Piraeus, where asylum seekers were protesting a plan to send them to a recently built refugee camp, instead of letting them move on to Western Europe. One of the migrants was seen smashing up a car, before he decided on a more drastic course of action. He snatched a baby away from its mother, and held it above his head in a threatening gesture towards a Greek police officer.

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Apr 11 10:35

Israel to release young female Palestinian prisoner

“Prison is not a place for a small child,” said Abeer Baker, one of the girl’s lawyers. “If it was a Jewish girl, she wouldn’t stay in prison for even one hour because it is forbidden according to the Israeli law.”

Apr 11 10:25

COMMON CORE, K-12 SCHOOLING, & HOW TO TURN CHILDREN INTO REAL ESTATE

I recently spoke with Robin S. Eubanks, whose blog Invisible Serfs Collar is a massive data dump exploring the long-term social engineering goals behind the Common Core State Standards Initiative currently pushing K-12 schooling in the US. Eubanks links Common Core to the National Science Foundation and to behavioral sciences & social psychology research that goes back at least to the 1930s and the Fabian Society, the Ford Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Tavistock Institute, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. According to Eubanks, the education/indoctrination plan she is mapping has to do with removing “the transmission of knowledge” from the education process entirely & instead “incepting” emotional imagery into the unconscious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core is an absolute disaster, because critical thinking is denied, and logic, and intelligent questioning, is suppressed.

If Mike and I had children, I would make sure that we lived in a state where home schooling was allowed, because I completely doubt the ability of public schools to turn kids into anything else but sniveling, compliant drones, just educated enough for whatever jobs were left in this country, and never questioning public policy in any depth.

Apr 11 10:10

WELLS FARGO JUST ADMITTED TO ROBBING US CITIZENS BY DECEIVING THE GOVT AND NO ONE WAS CHARGED

Top megabank, Wells Fargo & Co just admitted to defrauding the United States government for nearly an entire decade, which subsequently led to the housing market collapse, and no one is going to be punished.

On Friday, the largest US mortgage lender and third-largest US bank admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages.

According to the settlement, Wells Fargo “admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility” for having from 2001 to 2008 falsely certified that many of its home loans qualified for Federal Housing Administration insurance, reports Reuters.

Wells Fargo also admitted to having from 2002 to 2010 failed to file timely reports on several thousand loans that had material defects or were badly underwritten, a process that Kurt Lofrano, a former Wells Fargo vice president, was responsible for supervising.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jailing for criminal offences is only for the "little people" in this country; certainly not for members of major corporations which lavishly contribute to both parties!

Apr 11 09:22

El Salvador raids local office of Mossack Fonseca

On Friday, El Salvadorean authorities raided the local office of Mossack Fonseca, the global law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers.

Authorities seized documents and computer equipment in the office in the neighborhood of Colonia Escalon.

The attorney general said the Mossack Fonseca sign had been removed from the office a day earlier and quoted an employee as saying the firm was moving.

Apr 11 09:22

US CHRISTENS FIRST GHOST SHIP (AND THE DAWN OF THE ROBOTIC NAVY)

The Defense Department christened the Sea Hunter, a 132-foot robot ghost ship designed to seek out and track diesel-powered submarines across the ocean. The start of the test phase for the program on Thursday signals a new dawn for autonomous systems at sea, which, Pentagon officials say, will perform an ever-wider variety of jobs and could fundamentally change the way militaries operate on the water.

Apr 11 09:20

SNL Cold Open: Hillary Clinton Addresses Her Losing Streak

Saturday Night Live goes after Hillary.

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Apr 11 09:16

Obama Defends Hillary In Email Scandal: "There's Classified And There's Classified"

So there we have it. As far as national security concerns around Hillary's unsecured communications, don't be alarmed because there's classified, and then there's classified. As far as whether or not justice will be served if it is determined that Hillary broke the law, everyone can also rest assured that the outcome of the FBI’s investigation will be solely based on evidence, and nothing more – just as the process is supposed to work.

At this juncture, we're still trying to wrap our minds around what the difference between classified and classified is, but it's something Edward Snowden certainly wishes he knew about.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama dismisses the severity of the scandal, then tries to convince us that no pressure is being put on the FBI to halt the investigation.

Get the hip-waders out; the bovine excrement is hitting the flood stage!

Apr 11 09:11

PM Cameron received £200,000 in gifts from mom, potentially avoiding inheritance tax

Pressured over links to his late father’s offshore dealings, UK PM David Cameron has published statements on his personal finances. The disclosure reveals he received gifts totalling £200,000 from his mother, in what could be interpreted as an attempt to dodge inheritance tax.

Ian Cameron, the prime minister’s late father, is among those mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers, the massive leak of financial documents currently under investigation.

Critics have accused the PM of profiting from his father’s offshore dealings and failing to pay proper taxes. Facing growing criticism and street protests in front of his residence at 10 Downing Street, Cameron has now released statements in a move aimed at providing some transparency on the state of his finances.

Apr 11 09:06

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven

Panama was created by the United States for purely selfish commercial reasons, right on that historical hinge between the imminent demise of Britain as the great global empire, and the rise of the new American imperium.

The writer Ken Silverstein put it with estimable simplicity in an article for Vice magazine two years ago: “In 1903, the administration of Theodore Roosevelt created the country after bullying Colombia into handing over what was then the province of Panama. Roosevelt acted at the behest of various banking groups, among them JP Morgan & Co, which was appointed as the country’s ‘fiscal agent’ in charge of managing $10m in aid that the US had rushed down to the new nation.”

The reason, of course, was to gain access to, and control of, the canal across the Panamanian isthmus that would open in 1914 to connect the world’s two great oceans, and the commerce that sailed them.

Apr 11 08:42

Here are 1,202 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.

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Apr 11 08:16

Wife of Retired GOP Congressman Outlines Complete Zionist Control of America

This is an astounding interview. Dr. Lorraine Day, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed orthopedic trauma surgeon and best-selling author, was for fifteen years on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine as Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics. She was also Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and is recognized world-wide as an AIDS expert."
Mrs. Day is the wife of retired U.S. Congressman William E. Dannemeyer, a conservative Republican attorney from Southern California who represented California's 39th congressional district and served 14 years, from 1979 to 1993.

Apr 11 08:09

John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare

On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver found that a quarter of credit reports have a mistake in them, and 1 in 20 have serious errors — including cases of mistaken identity.

Consumers have in some cases had to fight for years to prove they’re NOT another person (or in some cases, that they’re not dead); and all the while, these errors can make it difficult to buy a car or a home, get a job or even rent an apartment.

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Apr 11 07:59

The man in charge of probing the Panama tax dodging scandal was a partner at the law firm that acted for offshore firms... including the one set up by David Cameron's father

The man in charge of overseeing the UK Government's inquiry into the Panama Papers was a partner at a law firm that acted for the offshore fund set up by David Cameron's stockbroker father, it emerged this morning.

Edward Troup, executive chairman of HMRC, was a partner at Simmons & Simmons, which represented Ian Cameron's Blairmore Holdings and other offshore firms named in the leak.

HMRC has been given a lead role in the £10million taskforce launched to investigate allegations of wrongdoing highlighted in the 11.5million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we can expect this new inquiry to be as quickly forthcoming as the Chilcot Inquiry or the inquiry into high-level pedophilia among British politicians!

Apr 11 07:54

NYPD Cop Who Shot Man In The Head Didn’t Use Excessive Force – Jury

A Manhattan jury has cleared a New York Police Department sergeant from accusations that he used excessive force when he shot an emotionally disturbed, knife-wielding man in the head – after he was already shot at 4 times.

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Apr 11 07:42

Taiwan-born US Navy officer to stand trial for ‘espionage & prostitution’

The Taiwan native stands accused of transferring confidential information to representatives of a foreign government “with intent or reason to believe it to be used to the advantage of a foreign nation,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And everyone knows you have to be a candidate for President to be allowed to get away with that kind of thing!!!!!!

Apr 11 07:40

Indiana State Trooper Is Fired for Proselytizing During Traffic Stops

An Indiana state trooper has been fired after drivers complained that he gave them more than tickets and a lecture about road rules after pulling them over — he also shared a little religion on the roadside, in one case asking a woman if she had “accepted Jesus Christ as her savior.”
The State Police said on Friday that the trooper, Brian L. Hamilton, a 14-year veteran, was let go on Thursday for repeatedly proselytizing and for handing out a religious pamphlet during traffic stops.

The State Police superintendent, Douglas G. Carter, said in a statement, “While I respect Mr. Hamilton’s religious views, I am also charged to respect every citizen’s rights, and the best way forward for the citizens of Indiana, and for Mr. Hamilton, was to end his employment as a state police officer.”

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Apr 11 06:07

THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA: CONSEQUENCES, CAUSES, AND REMEDIES (4b of 5)x

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PART 4.3 – 4.4: AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE TRADITION: IDEAS, POLICIES, METHODS, PROGRAMS (this article)

Methods [4.3]

From the outset the populists, and the progressives after them, already “alert” (as Eisenhower puts it) from the early 1870s due to the increasingly dire economic consequences for most Americans of the concentration and extension of oligarchic power, realized that in order to become “knowledgeable” and to awaken the “citizenry” at large for common action in support of effective legislative remedies, they would need to inform and educate themselves. The manipulation of the newspapers and other organs of “public” discussion by vested interests made this obvious from the start, partly because until the 1890s there was still a flourishing regional and small town journalism voicing a wide variety of local views and ready to expose salient facts concealed or distorted in the “kept press.”

Apr 11 05:52

Medical Dr. Lorraine Day, Wife of Retired GOP Congressman: Astounding Interview on AIDS, Cancer, Big Pharma, & Zionist Control of America

John Friend of The Realist Report recently interviewed Dr. Lorraine Day in an absolutely astounding, no-holds-barred must-hear interview. This gutsy woman is really something else.

Apr 11 05:32

ATF now spying on Phoenix residents using equipment mounted on utility-owned power poles

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives admitted Thursday that a box mounted on a Salt River Project power pole near 21st Ave and Glendale was in fact part of a massive surveillance, data collecting, operation which officials refused to give details.

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Apr 10 23:42

Peter Schiff: 'This Is A Fake Rally, When Does QE4 Start?

Schiff on CNBC last week with Rick Santelli.

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Apr 10 19:57

Water systems across New Mexico reveal high levels of lead

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Water systems across the state are turning up with hazardous levels of lead.
This guy thinks lead is okay!

David Dolldolldoll • 6 hours ago
I know someone who is actively working in the mass spec labs to analyze this lead problem, and he reassured it's not that dangerous. Must of it is lead sulphates which are not toxic. Lead ions are toxic. This has been known for years, and I think it's just a sensationalized news article on a slow news day.

Apr 10 17:42

I’m more regular than you are: Clinton’s had Secret Service chauffeurs for 23 years now. She hasn’t driven a car this century. She prohibits traveling press from photographing her boarding chartered private jets.

Yes, photo ops have been evolving since the camera’s invention. The advent of television news added movement. But fake “news events” designed simply to attract news cameras and garner free publicity have come to dominate and deteriorate American politics more every year, draining most semblance of serious substance.

Apr 10 17:41

Venezuela energy crisis: President tells women to stop using hairdryers and go with 'natural' style to save electricity

The President of Venezuela has urged women to stop using hairdryers and offered alternative styling tips as the country’senergy crisis continues.

Apr 10 17:36

Judge Sentenced For Ordering Electric Shock On Defendant In Court

A judge who ordered the electric shock of a defendant in court has been fined and put on probation.

Robert C Nalley, a former judge in Maryland, was sentenced to anger management classes and a year on probation, and was hit with a $5,000 fine on Thursday.

Apr 10 15:18

Poverty, isolation, removal: asylum in the UK

Graham Peebles examines Britain’s policy towards asylum seekers, which he says is not just ”incompetence bordering on madness”, but derives from intolerance, deprives asylum seekers of their dignity and treats them with a lack of compassion.

Apr 10 13:52

US presidential election: Escaping the two death options

Jamal Kanj paint a scenario whereby Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders break away from their parties and give Americans a chance “to end the 200-year-old Democratic and Republican monopoly over US presidential election”.

Apr 10 13:14

False flag nuclear attack on Chicago? Predictive programming and 3,000 millionaires fleeing demand attention; .01% crimes in war and money demand arrests BEFORE more false flags

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Would the US government unleash a nuclear false flag attack upon an American city? Consider these three data points for your answer:

Article documenting an April 6, 2016 Chicago Tribune report of 3,000 millionaires leaving Chicago in the last year.
Article documenting predictive programming of a nuclear attack on Chicago.
Multiple articles documenting usual use of government false flag attacks to herd their populations into compliance.

For your answer: let’s consider Earth’s ongoing tragic-comedy history: a world dominated by quest for empire. How .01% “leaders” roll with Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt.

Apr 10 12:32

A Seattle Man with Ties to the FBI Caught with 600 Child Pornography Videos Gets Probation

A Seattle child pornography collector with ties to the FBI won’t go to prison and may be able to return to his home across from a Ballard-area elementary school.

Prior to his arrest in July, Haller led the Seattle chapter of an FBI-private sector group tasked with fighting computer crime and cyberterrorism. As a volunteer, Haller had access to a secure FBI online platform and email system, though he is not alleged to have used either to collect child porn.

The power of the FBI (and similar organizations) attracts the very same people who should not be working for the agency.

Was the leniency a result of an agreement to not expose those photos as property of the FBI -- photos that the FBI uses to plant on target computers (via malware) for the purposes of entrapment?

Apr 10 11:18

DISGUSTING! Colorado Trump Delegates Scratched From Ballots at GOP Convention – Cruzers Listed TWICE

Ted Cruz supporters took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs on Saturday to complete a clean sweep of the state.

But it was not without controversy.

The Cruz camp and GOP establishment leaders strong-armed their way to a sweep by banning Trump delegates and omitting them from the ballots… and listing Cruz delegates TWICE!

They even listed their candidates twice on the ballots.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The elite of both parties are so damned corrupt, that they have to collectively screw their socks on in the morning!!

These actions, on the part of the Cruzistas, and the GOP, are thoroughly disgusting, but perfectly predictable; their motto appears to be if the search for delegates isn't going the way you want it to go, STEAL THEM!!

Apr 10 10:58

US-NATO Plans for a New War in Libya

Five years after NATO’s Libya war, Italy, the EU and the US are in the advanced stages of preparations for the next military intervention. The Western imperialist powers want to establish their own military bases in Libya in order to control the country’s massive sources of oil and natural gas, and secure an important gateway to Africa.

For months, the North African country has seen a secret build-up of American, British, French and Italian agents and officers, while reconnaissance and armed drones controlled from Sigonella in Sicily have conducted surveillance missions and air strikes in Libya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It amazes me; when outside military intervention creates an even worse situation than existed before such intervention, what does NATO and the US want to do?!?

MORE INTERVENTION!

I would politely like to remind both US and NATO leadership that doing the same thing, in the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is a very classic definition of insanity.

Apr 10 10:54

US Largest Maritime Exercise in Middle East, Mobilizing 5th Fleet against “Al Qaeda and Daesh”

The United States Navy is leading the largest maritime exercise in the Middle East with 30 countries participating in the event.
The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) aims to protect international trade routes against possible threats posed by terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaeda, according to US officials.

According to Press TV, the exercise was organized by US Naval Forces Central Command and began Monday in Bahrain, home to the US 5th Fleet.

On Saturday, commander of US Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan highlighted the importance of the exercise in protecting shipping routes, saying, “We know that they want to disturb trade lines”.

“This region provides a strong training opportunity for nations worldwide as three of the six major maritime chokepoints in the world are here: the Suez Canal, the Strait of Bab Al Mandeb and the Strait of Hormuz,” Donegan said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very interesting "justification" for this exercise, in light of the fact that neither Al-Qaeda nor Daesh have a navy that anyone on the planet knows about!!

Apr 10 09:55

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk announces resignation amid political crisis

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation after weeks of a political crisis in the Eastern European country.

The premier said in a televised address on Sunday that he would formally submit his resignation to parliament on Tuesday.

Apr 10 09:45

INTRODUCING TAX AVOIDING HUFFPO LUXEMBOURG

HuffPoUK have jumped on the tax status exposé bandwagon, lambasting those terrible internet companies for avoiding tax:

Top 5 internet companies paying minimal corporation tax in the UK http://t.co/opNi2VDz

— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) October 11, 2012
At least they have been gracious enough to admit AOL does not make it into the top five companies on the internet. Guido wonders though, would that by any chance be the same HuffPo UK that is owned by AOL Limited, whose parent company is the Luxembourg-registered AOL Europe Société à responsabilité limitée?

The HuffPoUK exposé makes clear the benefits of such an arrangement:

“Amazon, the UK’s most popular shopping site, generated £3.2 million in UK profits last year yet managed to pay zero corporation tax as its European headquarters are registered in the tax haven of Luxembourg.”

Apr 10 09:39

Comedian Bill Burr On The Election: 'I Call BULLSHIT, No One Is Leaving The Country If Trump Wins'

"Where are they gonna go? Every other country is careful about who they let in."

This is outstanding.

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Apr 10 09:36

Uncut - The Guardian's Offshore Secrets

Apr 10 09:35

‘Resign Cameron’ protests: Thousands to gather at Downing Street to ask Prime Minister to step down

Following the revelations about his tax affairs in the Panama papers, demonstrators are asking Mr Cameron to either “close tax loopholes or resign”. The protests are being organised around the hashtags “Resign Cameron” and “Close tax loopholes”, and have gained support from high-profile figures including Edward Snowden and Lily Allen.

Protestors arrived at Downing Street wearing "offshore-themed" outfits including Panama hats and carrying props such as a huge pig-shaped piñata.

Apr 10 08:54

Man burns his Republican Party Registration after GOP push to force Trump out

A man by the name of Larry Wayne Lindsey posted a video to Facebook, which shows him lighting his Republican Party Registration on fire, burning it, after the GOP made a massive push to force out front-runner Donald J. Trump against the wishes of the majority of party voters in a Colorado Delegate sweep Saturday.

This also comes as GOP elite have been planning for some time to block Trump from getting the nomination, in what some see as a planned attempt to let Ted Cruz lose in a face-off against Hillary in the General Election in what can only be described as a duel monarchy. However, some are now speculating that these tactics made create a major backlash for the GOP and might ultimately topple the party in perpetuity.

Apr 10 08:39

Noise machine used to block reporters from hearing Clinton speech

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team reportedly used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. That’s according to Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, which was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Bush said that the noise interference machine was turned on after a band — later identified as Big Head Todd and the Monsters — finished playing music and before Clinton spoke. The device was placed inside of a fence on the property and aimed in the direction of the press, Bush wrote.

Apr 10 08:32

Bilderberg to Meet in Dresden from 9-12 June, According to German Newspaper Report

The Bilderberg conference of senior representatives from politics and business will take place this year apparently held in Dresden. The meeting will be held there from 9 to 12 June the Interior Ministry said, according to the Berlin “Tageszeitung” with. Accordingly, the Kempinski Hotel Taschenbergpalais was not far from the Semper Opera House named as the venue from the environment of a subscriber.

Apr 10 08:15

ATF now spying on Phoenix residents using equipment mounted on utility-owned power poles

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives admitted Thursday that a box mounted on a Salt River Project power pole near 21st Ave and Glendale was in fact part of a massive surveillance, data collecting, operation which officials refused to give details.

Local residents now feel that their privacy has been violated and the utility company, SRP, said that the equipment was mounted without their knowledge and that they did not give the ATF permission.

Apr 10 07:22

Austria to seize birthplace of Adolf Hitler

Part of the decision to push for government seizure of the property is reportedly due to the occasional reoccurrence of Neo-Nazis who use the it as a focal point. Some fear if left alone, the property may become a shrine to the leader, who was the cause of millions of deaths during the Holocaust.
Note: More holocau$$$$$t.

Apr 10 07:11

1-minute Pulitzer-winner video: US Drone assassinations are War Crimes; Obama and ‘leaders’ as Hillary Clinton should be arrested

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Pulitzer-winner Mark Fiore’s 98-second animated cartoon:

https://youtu.be/mFbtP0BVxDo

1-minute video of Congressperson Peter T. King, current Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, stating that drone assassinations of Americans declared “enemies” by the US President is “totally right, totally Constitutional,” and that questioning this policy makes one a “horrible moron”:

https://youtu.be/o6GQr8m5cOY

As US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is criminally complicit in unlawful and lie-began Wars of Aggression which include within them War Crimes such as drone assassinations. These crimes require her arrest; the Orwellian opposite of her current standing as candidate for president.

Data:

the US is recognized as Earth’s greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.
Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them (81%).

Apr 10 05:58

The Panama Papers: Oozing Slime

Frankly, the Average Joe has been getting shafted, hosed, bamboozled for decades. Now, the results are exposed in full living color. Billions if not trillions of stolen money and hidden assets removed from the public domain to enrich a few already rich people. This is as low as lowliness gets; it’s below scum.

Apr 10 04:28

"F" The Voters !

Hassan says boost N.H. minimum wage to $10 an hour
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Despite pressure from some Bernie Sanders supporters, NH Governor Maggie Hassan, a superdelegate, said she will still support Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer.

While Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 60 percent of the vote, he could score fewer delegates here than Clinton, who has the backing of at least six of the eight Granite State superdelegates.

“I continue to support Hillary Clinton because I think she is the best prepared person with the best record of actually achieving results that have made a real difference in the lives of people throughout our country,” she said, adding that the heated primary won’t divide the party. “I am also quite confident the Democratic Party will be unified in the fall.”

(* NH Governor Maggie Hassan's "Let Them Eat Cake" moment.)

Apr 10 02:19

Austria Wants To Seize Hitler's Birth House

VIENNA: Austria said Saturday it wants to seize Adolf Hitler's birthplace from its private owner in a bid to end a bitter legal battle and stop the house from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.

"We are currently examining the creation of a law, which would force a change of ownership and pass the property to the Republic of Austria," interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP.

"We have come to the conclusion over the past few years that expropriation is the ony way to avoid the building being used for the purposes of Nazi" sympathisers, he said.

The plan would involve the state making an offer of compensation to the current owner, he added.

Apr 10 02:03

2 days after escape, Western State Hospital man caught

Anthony Garver, one of two men who escaped the Pierce County psychiatric hospital Wednesday, was captured late Friday.

Spokane deputies late Friday found the man who escaped from the state psychiatric hospital in Pierce County after being ruled incompetent in 2014 to stand trial for a torture killing.

A law-enforcement dog named Gunnar found Anthony Garver, 28, whom authorities described as dangerous and a skilled survivalist, under a pile of debris in a forest near his parents’ home in the Spokane area, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at a televised news conference.
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The other man who escaped with Garver, Mark Alexander Adams, was captured about 10 a.m. Thursday in the 2200 block of Seventh Avenue South in Des Moines after a tip from someone who had seen his face in news coverage, police said.

“He had a calm demeanor and was taken into custody without incident,” said Bob Bohl, a Des Moines police commander. “It was easy.”

Apr 09 23:30

SunEdison: The Biggest Corporate Implosion In U.S. Solar History

We are witnessing the end, or perhaps the remaking, of SunEdison, briefly the world's largest renewables developer -- and now the destroyer of a massive $10 billion in stock market value.

We've seen epic failure at Suntech, Solyndra and the like -- but this is in a whole different league.

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Apr 09 18:16

Bill Clinton Knew Exactly What He Was Doing With That Tirade Against Black Lives Matter: "He is an opportunist who has consistently used black people as pawns to climb the political ladder."

When Toni Morrison famously quipped that Bill Clinton was the nation's "first black president," she was commenting on the media's treatment of him during his first presidential campaign in 1992. Next to incumbent president George H.W. Bush, Clinton was a stark study in contrast. Not only were his policies seemingly more liberal, but his background was far from illustrious. And so the media portrayals of the younger upstart from Arkansas mobilized tropes of black deviance around his working-class upbringing, wayward family members, and many rumored affairs. When citing Clinton as the "first black president," Morrison was certainly not making a claim about how Clinton sees himself but how others racialized him through his class background and family history. True enough, Clinton has, with varying degrees of success, tried to ingratiate himself to black communities with all of his saxophone playing, visits to black churches, and charismatic southern Baptist swag.

Apr 09 18:13

More Republicans Lawmakers Have Been Arrested For Bathroom Misconduct Than Trans People

By now, you have got to be tired of all this talk of ‘bathroom bills’ targeting the transgender community. So am I! But I never tire of putting so-called social conservatives in their place, so let’s turn this thing on its head.

Apr 09 17:00

Trump Makes $100,000 Donation to 9/11 Museum

After spending several days off the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a visit to the the National September 11 Memorial Museum Saturday afternoon, where an official from the museum said he made a $100,000 donation.

His campaign says Trump and his wife Melania were given a tour of the museum by it's President and CEO Joe Daniels, along with "other museum officials and representatives of the NYPD and PAPD."

"They were incredibly impressed with the museum, a monument representative of all of the wonderful people who tragically lost their lives and the families who have suffered so greatly," the Trump campaign said in a statement.

Apr 09 16:51

Electoral Science: 2016 Presidential Election Winner will be a Republican

*hyperlinks live at source*

By guest author, “No Passport” American Daniel Bruno, reporting from Buenos Aires. Daniel is from NYC, is an author, inventor, specialist in 9/11 studies, and the interview host at www.hpub.org.

I was the first person in the world to proclaim that Barack Obama would be U.S. president from January, 2009 until January, 2017.

No, I'm not an Illuminati or Bilderburger. I'm not on the Trilateral Commission or Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and I don't get invited to Davos. But in 2007 I told about forty CFR members that Obama would have to be president before they had decided on the matter. At the Democratic Party Convention in Denver, I gave Joe Biden my 2007 book, Why Obama will win in 2008 & 2012, and explained the basics. He later made indirect references to it in some of his talks.

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Apr 09 14:47

Panama Papers: City of London Is 'Beating Heart' of Tax Empire

In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, filmmaker and journalist Mark Donne says British tax avoidance policies amount to a second British Empire.

Apr 09 13:52

Sen. Harry Reid posturing to make move, take, Bundy Ranch, says Carol Bundy

Carol Bundy, the wife of rancher Cliven Bundy, released a video on Facebook Friday explaining how Harry Reid recently put out a propaganda video, posturing in an attempt to take away the Bundy Ranch now that her husband and other members of her family have been jailed.

In the video Carol Bundy openly invited Harry Reid to come out to the ranch and look her “square in the eye” and tell her that her and her family “are domestic terrorists.”

Apr 09 11:23

PROFANITY WARNING -- Watch The NSFW Video Of The SpaceX Rocket Landing That Elon Musk Tweeted, Then Deleted

This is great. And it's not like the American people have never heard these words before.

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Apr 09 11:01

NH House Becomes First in US to Pass Bill to Inform Jurors of Right to Deem Government Unjust

By Justin Gardner

When government demands allegiance to the idea that its actions are always just, it’s refreshing to see some lawmakers remind us that we can, in fact, deem government to be wrong...

Apr 09 10:27

Why VAXXED Was Shot Down At Tribeca — Up Close And Personal

Now, moving along: Jane Rosenthal’s husband, Craig Hatkoff, sits on the board of the NYU Child Study Center in New York—and that major, major Center is deeply involved in the research, study, and treatment of child psychiatric disorders. In case you’ve forgotten, autism is officially listed as a psychiatric disorder.

The NYU Center would never, ever, in a million years imagine that vaccines could cause autism. If they did imagine it, they’d shut up and march straight ahead with their brain imaging studies and other mainstream distractions.

Apr 09 10:14

Update On Attorney Sibley & The DC Madam Records

Act surprised. John Roberts is a rat and Clarence Thomas....well, remember, he's the one who mocked that the U.S. Supreme Court was "evading that one" referring to the eligibility cases against the fraud in the White House.

Since prostitution is illegal, John's faces have been made public by law enforcement around the country here and there. It should be no different in this case except it involves individuals like this: Perhaps a man who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Exposing him as a DC John might cost him bundles in a divorce or high ranking elected officials or other powerful insiders. That's why Ms. Palfrey was 'suicided".

The names of her John's should be released instead of protected by compromised federal judges.

Apr 09 10:10

Suspect wielded ‘shiny rigid object’ moments before University of Texas student was slain

Austin police Chief Art Acevedo said it’s difficult to comprehend what would drive a person to do what Criner allegedly did to Weiser.

“When you think about what connects us as human beings, to murder a young woman, is just not part of my DNA and thankfully is not part of most people’s DNA,” the chief said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was the suspect on or withdrawing from prescription anti-depressants?

Apr 09 09:56

Why the top 10 tax havens don't include Panama

The Panama Papers revelations have prompted the country to create an international panel to help improve transparency in its offshore financial industry.

But international organisations which investigate financial secrecy warn that Panama is not even in the top 10 countries with the least financial transparency.

They say that rich Europeans and North Americans can easily hide their money much closer to home. And this may explain why so few US residents have so far been implicated in the Panama scandal.

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Apr 09 09:53

Former Texas officer who fatally shot unarmed woman found not guilty

A former Texas police deputy on trial for killing an unarmed woman without warning immediately after she opened the front door of a friend’s house was found not guilty on Thursday.

Apr 09 09:53

Exclusive: Blocking Trump could hurt Republicans in election - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Without Trump at the head of the ticket the Repubs will go the way of the Whig Party. BYE!BYE! Repubs! Don't let the door hit you in the ass when you leave America!

A third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump could turn their backs on their party in November's presidential election if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The results are bad news for Trump's rivals as well as party elites opposed to the real estate billionaire, suggesting that an alternative Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential race would have a tougher road against the Democrats.

"If it’s a close election, this is devastating news" for the Republicans, said Donald Green, an expert on election turnout at Columbia University.

Apr 09 09:51

MDMA Could Be Sold as a Legal, FDA-Approved Drug in Just 5 Years

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is one of the leaders behind the modern-day psychedelic research movement, and the scientists who have been heading the research investigating the therapeutic benefits of MDMA say that the drug could be an FDA-approved medicine in just 5 years.

Apr 09 09:30

'Happy Days' Star Scott Baio (Chachi) Endorses Donald Trump (Video)

The actor (whose poster was on my sister's wall along with Leif Garrett in the 80's) appeared on Fox News explaining why he likes Trump.

Apr 09 08:56

Nothing Bill Clinton Said To Defend His Welfare Reform Is True

Everything Bill Clinton said Thursday to defend his 1996 welfare reform law was false.

Clinton claimed that he left the program with plenty of money for poor people, suggested that it helped reduce black poverty and that it was only the mean, nasty Republicans from the George W. Bush era who gutted it and hurt the poor. Clinton’s distortions of economic history and his own record are so outrageous that — you will be shocked — it is difficult to believe he was being honest.

Here’s what he told protesters at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, haven't we had enough serial liars in the White House?!?

And I swear to you; voting for Hillary Clinton will be voting for yet one more serial liar.

I frankly don't think the country can take the aftermath of such a choice, without a financial collapse, or a US-government generated world war happening.

I would strongly encourage you to check the track record of everyone running for President, and match that actual record against what they are saying during the campaign.

Apr 09 08:25

Hillary Clinton Supporter Can't Stop Yawning During Speech

#FeelTheYawn

This is pretty funny and shows the enthusiasm gap prevalent in her campaign.

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Apr 09 08:20

WELLS FARGO "ADMITS DECEIVING" U.S. GOVERNMENT, PAYS RECORD $1.2 BILLION SETTLEMENT

Nearly a decade since the housing bubble burst the dirty skeletons still emerge from the closet, and still nobody goes to jail.

In the latest example of how criminal Wall Street behavior leads to zero prison time and just more slaps on the wrist, overnight Warren Buffett's favorite bank, Wells Fargo, admitted to "deceiving" the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages. Its "punishment" - a $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, the highest ever levied in a housing-related matter.

The settlement with Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender and third-largest U.S. bank by assets, was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal court. It also resolves claims against Kurt Lofrano, a former Wells Fargo vice president.

According to the settlement, Wells Fargo "admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility" for having from 2001 to 2008 falsely certified that many of its home loans qualified for Federal Housing Administration insurance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is ultimately only "the little people" who wind up going to jail; not major executives in large corporations; this is proof positive that the elite do not eat their own.

Apr 09 07:36

Lead Poisoning In Los Angeles: California Officials Struggle With Potential Crisis

Children under the age of six living near a former battery plant in Vernon, California have high levels of lead in their blood, a new study finds. Governor Jerry Brown has pledged $176 million in aid, but the affected families aren’t holding their breath.

Apr 09 07:23

Atzmon vs. Rugby World Cup

Busy weekend in Britain:

Tonight Sep 25 Soner Ersen trio featuring Gilad Atzmon @ Green Lanes Bar

9pm, 7 salisbury promenade, Green Lanes, Harringay , London N8 0RX.

Sax: Gilad Atzmon , Bass: Cem Tuncer, Drums: Clark Tracey, Piano: Soner Ersen

Tomorrow Sep 26 Gilad Atzmon 4tet @ 606 Jazz Club chelsea, London

Sunday A Talk for the Leicester Secular Society

Subject: Truth and concealment in Palestine and beyond

http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk

18:30 BST

Apr 09 06:45

16,000 Cincinnati residents receive warning about lead pipes, water contamination

Cincinnati city officials sent out letters to 16,000 residents this week, informing them that much of the city’s water transporting pipes are still made of lead.

Apr 09 00:14

Americans Don't Know Who Washington D.C. Is Named After

This is frightening.

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Apr 09 00:12

Attention Hillary: You Are Wanted In The Deposition Room

Earlier this week on Morning Joe, TIME Magazine Chief Michael Duffy said sources tell him that FBI Director James Comey will personally conduct the interview of Clinton which he expects within 'weeks not months.'

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Apr 08 18:09

Judge refuses to jail people just for failure to pay fines, promotes community service as an alternative

Melissa J. showed up in my court last year with four kids in tow. Her children quietly watched from a nearby table while I spoke with her. The charges against her — driving with an invalid license, driving without insurance, not wearing a seat belt, failure to use a child safety seat properly and four failures to appear — were nothing unusual for municipal court. Nor were her fines of several thousand dollars. But for Melissa, who had a low-paying job and a husband in prison, and who looked like she hadn’t slept in days, that number might as well have been several million.

Apr 08 18:07

U.S. Senate Bill Seeks to Ban Effective Encryption, Making Security Illegal

The anticipated Feinstein-Burr Compliance with Court Orders Act, an anti-security bill, would require the provision of data in an intelligible format to a government pursuant to a court order(scribd.com). A draft copy was uploaded by The Hill reporter Cory Bennett, though whether it has been submitted officially within the Senate is not yet clear (vice.com).

Apr 08 17:33

North Dakota SWAT team considered convincing barricaded gunman to kill himself

On February 10th, a resident of Fargo, North Dakota seemingly lost his mind after an argument with his wife, Michelle Schumacher. He threatened to shoot her with a pellet gun, and she wisely chose to flee her home. It wasn’t long before a police officer showed up, who Marcus Schumacher wound up killing with a .22 rifle.

Apr 08 16:51

New Jersey Homeowner May Face Jail for Flying Trump Campaign Flag

A New Jersey man who's been flying Donald Trump's campaign flag in front of his home since February could face up to a $2,000 fine or jail time when he faces a judge in the case.
Joe Hornick has been flying Trump's "Make America Great Again" flag outside his West Long Branch home on a busy corner near the Monmouth University campus for months.

Apr 08 14:20

“Panama Papers” Show Hillary’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta and His Brother Tony Podesta Are Involved in Mossack Fonseca Tax Evasion; Bernie Sanders Vows to End US-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Which Made this Criminality Possible

The biggest victim of the so-called Panama Papers scandal, that mass of 11 million documents referring to 215,000 offshore entities created by the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca, may turn out to be Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. P

Apr 08 13:48

Bernanke Takes Credit For QE, Thinks The American People Are Idiots For Criticizing Him

Yesterday on CNBC. Bernanke has officially lost his mind.

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Apr 08 13:19

Florida governor launches bullying attack on woman who criticized him at Starbucks

On Tuesday, Cara Jennings was seated in a Starbucks coffee shop in Gainesville when Scott entered. Jennings launched into a rant about her displeasure with Scott’s policies.

“You cut Medicaid so I couldn’t get Obamacare,” Jennings said. “You’re a**shole. You don’t care about working people. You should be ashamed to show your face around here.”

In retaliation, the governor’s political action committee, Let’s Get to Work, made a video deriding Jennings as a “latte liberal” and a “terribly rude woman.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How petty!

Apr 08 13:09

Why Did Houston’s Mayor Prevent VAXXED From Being Screened?

By Derrick Broze

...Activist Post contacted Janice Evans at the Mayor's Office and was able to confirm that the Mayor did not directly stop the film from being shown, but did ask that it not be screened at the Houston International Film Festival. “The mayor did not halt the showing of the movie. He asked that it not be included in the lineup because the film festival has received city grant funding,” Janice Evans told AP. “It is contradictory for the city to provide financial assistance to an event that is disseminating an anti-vaccination message that is counter to the work our health department does.” I pressed the Mayor’s Office further...

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