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Apr 05 06:23

Mossack Fonseca Has 441 U.S. Clients: Who Are They?

As the shock from the initial revelation of leaked Mossack Fonseca files fades away, one recurring question has emerged: why were there no American clients of the firm named (at least not yet)? After all, leaders in Iceland, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Australia and many other nations are already facing questions about their use of the Panamanian law firm, and yet nothing about the US?

One hint may have emerged when observing at the funding supporters of the project, among which we find George Soros' heavily financially connected Open Society:

Clearly, this would imply editorial intervention by the funding sources due to a potential "conflict of interest", although hopefully not as that would undermine the objective nature of this massive journalistic undertaking.

Apr 05 06:21

After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans

In a historic settlement, Native American tribes have been awarded nearly a billion dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a settlement was reached with 645 Native American Tribes for the sum of $940 million dollars.
The settlement stems from a 1990 lawsuit, which claimed the U.S. government failed to pay its portion of federal contracts for housing, education, law enforcement and healthcare, as well as a number of other support programs.
When the federal government failed to meet its obligations, people on the tribal lands were decimated by suffering, according to tribal leaders.

Apr 05 06:08

Protestors pelt Icelandic parliament with eggs, yoghurt and BANANAS in call for PM to quit

TENS OF THOUSANDS of protestors have descended on Reykjavic today hurling yoghurts, eggs and bananas at the Icelandic parliament in a furious demanding for the country's beleaguered Prime Minister to quit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that bananas have to be imported to Iceland, I suppose there is some significance in their choice of fruit to hurl, but good for the Icelandic people. The taxpayers of every nation implicated in the Panama Papers scandal should be doing exactly the same thing!

Apr 05 05:59

In 'Panama Papers', The Guardian Finds Imaginary Putin Link to Offshore Deals

Neither of his articles mentions by name any of the 12 world leaders, past and present, actually identified in the documents, nor do they mention David Cameron’s dad, who is also in there. No, they focus on a cellist friend of Putin’s, talk about his daughter’s marriage, and include an awful lot of diagrams with big arrows that point at pictures of…Vladimir Putin. This is, apparently, all evidence of…something.

…I’m not sure what, but it will probably be discussed at length in the “book” Luke Harding is probably planning to publish in a couple of weeks. That’s if the NSA don’t delete it all while he’s typing.

The only important, or even true, phrase Harding uses appears at the very top of this article:

…the president’s name does not appear in any of the records…

Apr 05 05:57

PANAMA PAPERS:A Bogus Sting OperationTo Smear Putin And Assad

Yes, Mossack Fonseca Served As The Nexus For An International Organized Crime Ring ….
… But where are all the well-known criminals from the Western Criminal Banking Cartel?
Conveniently missing, it appears.

Apr 05 05:33

Study finds risks for teens whose moms took certain antidepressants

Adolescents whose mothers took certain antidepressants while pregnant with them are more than four times as likely to become depressed by age 15, compared with children whose mothers had psychiatric disorders but didn’t take the medication during pregnancy, according to a large new study.. It is the first study to link SSRI exposure in utero to a later risk of depression.

Apr 05 05:09

Armenia reports 20 killed in Karabakh clashes. Azerbaijani army lost 300 servicemen in killed

At least 20 people were killed in Azerbaijan’s Armenian-populated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh since the outbreak of combat clashes along the line of contact separating the Karabakh forces and the Azerbaijani army units, the Armenian Defense Ministry said quoting the Chief of Self-Defense Army Operations Staff, Col Viktor Arstamian. Another 72 people have been wounded and 26 are missing, he said. One of the dead is a child and three are peaceful civilians. Also, the Karabakh self-defense forces have lost seven tanks. According to the data provided by Col Arstamian, the Azerbaijani army lost 300 servicemen in killed. Karabakh self-defense units have destroyed eighteen tanks, two helicopters, three infantry combat vehicles, six drones, an engineering vehicle, and a Grad multiple launch system. Col Arstamian said the Azerbaijani side did not control a single populated locality in Nagorno-Karabakh at the moment.

Apr 05 05:04

Parties to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict reach agreement to cease hostilities

The parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have reached an agreement to cease hostilities starting 12:00 local time (11:00 Moscow time) on Tuesday, the Armenian Defense Ministry told TASS. Talks are currently underway on the details of the truce...
Azerbaijani Armed Forces delivered 126 strikes at Nagorno-Karabakh http://tass.ru/en/world/867256
Turkey pledges to back Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh issue http://tass.ru/en/world/867331

Apr 05 02:00

Wall Street opens lower as oil prices fall

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower as oil prices touched a month-low on Monday as investors expressed scepticism over top exporters reaching an agreement to limit production.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 18.08 points, or 0.1 percent, at 17,774.67,
The S&P 500 was down 1.55 points, or 0.07 percent, at 2,071.23
The Nasdaq composite was down 2.71 points, or 0.06 percent, at 4,911.83.

Apr 04 20:24

The Broken BBC From Public Service to Corporate Power

Where, then, did the resources of public service broadcasting go, and what happened at the end of the 1990s? In 1997, the BBC invested heavily in the newly created News24 Channel. In No News Is Bad News: Radio, Television and the Public (2014) Michael Bromley notes the corporation “was heavily criticized for the development and subsequent cost of BBC News 24, which is available 24 hours a day,” and which diverted funds and resources away from other, established channels and programs.2 But the cost and burden to the rest of the network is not the only issue. The evidence increasingly suggests that this investment signaled the BBC’s metamorphosis from a rounded, albeit unaccountable, public service provider, to a full-blown corporate state broadcaster and propagandist.

Apr 04 17:40

Panama Papers: Obama, Clinton Pushed Trade Deal Amid Warnings It Would Make Money Laundering, Tax Evasion Worse

Years before more than a hundred media outlets around the world released stories Sunday exposing a massive network of global tax evasion detailed in the so-called Panama Papers, U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for a Bush administration-negotiated free trade agreement that watchdogs warned would only make the situation worse.

Apr 04 16:56

On the Brink of Nuclear War: A Conversation with F. William Engdahl

Top geopolitical analyst breaks down the current chaotic conditions across the Middle East and Russia's recent decision to pull out of Syria in the fight against ISIS.

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Apr 04 15:48

American Democracy at Its Worst

In all its activities AIPAC functions as a “foreign agent” working for the interests of the government of another country. Due to the fact that Zionist Jewish billionaires, not Israeli government, are financing AIPAC, this lobby was able to escape the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 and avoid registering as a foreign agent.

Apr 04 15:43

BEX ALERT - Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

Though the president’s name does not appear in any of the records, the data reveals a pattern – his friends have earned millions from deals that seemingly could not have been secured without his patronage.

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Apr 04 15:36

Sobibor Nazi death camp survivor Schelvis dies at 95

After World War Two he worked to document what happened at Sobibor, one of three secret death camps built by the Nazis in occupied eastern Poland. Jules Schelvis lost most of his family in the war and survived six more camps until he was finally freed in 1945.
Note: Another survivor of a "death" camp! And he went to six more!

Apr 04 15:31

Eggs Fly in Iceland as Panama Papers Spark Populist Anger in the Streets

Capitalism could face crisis of credibility as leaked documents illuminate global rules rigged for the rich and powerful

Apr 04 15:23

How Süddeutsche Zeitung got the Panama leaks story

In an approach that echoed that of the whistleblower Edward Snowden, the source approached Süddeutsche Zeitung anonymously on the Internet with a vague, tantalizing promise of vast amounts of data.

The source insisted on using encrypted communications and that there be no meeting. The source’s life was in danger. “I want to make these crimes public,” the source said, when asked why they had come forward.

Over a period of months, the source provided 2.6 terabytes of data from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, providing a rare and extensive insight into the secretive world of offshore finance.

Süddeutsche Zeitung said it received 11.5 million documents dating back to the 1970s, made up of e-mails, PDF files, photographs and excerpts from an internal Mossack Fonseca database.

It was a trove that no newsroom on its own would be equipped to handle.

Apr 04 15:21

"Dallas 6" Prisoners Face Trial For Protesting Abuse In Solitary Confinement

In April 29, 2010, six Black men held a peaceful protest against the physical and mental abuse and starvation inflicted on them and other prisoners, as well as against the guard-assisted suicide of a white prisoner named Matthew Bullock, and the restraint chair torture of a Latino prisoner in the Restricted Housing Unit at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas (SCI Dallas) in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. These men are collectively known as the Dallas 6. One of them is my son, Carrington Keys.

Apr 04 15:08

Not A Drop To Drink: Ontario Concerned About Diverting Great Lakes Water

Waukesha, Wisconsin needs water and would like to borrow some from its Canadian neighbors. However, Ontario is concerned that allowing the town to divert water from Lake Michigan will set a troubling precedent for the Great Lakes.

Apr 04 14:59

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca 'helped firms subject to sanctions'

The Panama legal firm at the heart of a massive data leak kept clients who were subject to international sanctions, documents show.

Mossack Fonseca worked with 33 individuals or companies who have been placed under sanctions by the US Treasury, including companies based in Iran, Zimbabwe and North Korea.

One had links to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Apr 04 14:58

Icelandic PM faces no confidence vote over Panama Papers disclosures

Protests outside parliament after documents show Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s wife owned offshore firm with large claim on collapsed banks

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Apr 04 14:29

Leona Helmsley Quotes

"We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." -- Leona Helmsley

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Apr 04 13:41

Blood On The Tracks: Amtrak’s 5 Most Recent Accidents

Amtrak is back in service after Sunday’s fatal crash near Philadelphia, when two people died. Two more were killed in accidents in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Federal statistics show over 2,000 accidents and more than 200 deaths since 2000.

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Apr 04 13:17

Israel tears down seven Palestinian homes in 24 hours

Israel halted the punitive practice it regularly uses against Palestinians in 2005 after an internal commission found that it did not deter attacks. But the policy was revived last year despite the recommendations, and slammed by rights groups as a form of collective punishment.
Note: Israel our best friend and the only democracy?

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Apr 04 12:50

Top 10 Banks Named In Offshoring Leak

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Apr 04 12:17

Judge Sends Homeschoolers To Fake Court

Apr 04 11:08

Manufacturing Recession Deepens: Factory Orders Drop To Five Year Low; 16 Consecutive Declines

In 60 years, the US economy has not suffered a 16-month continuous YoY drop in Factory orders without being in recession. Moments ago the Department of Commerce confirmed that this is precisely what the US economy did, when factory orders not only dropped for the 16th consecutive month Y/Y, after declining 1.7% from last month...

... but at $454 billion for the headline number, this was the lowest print since the summer of 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are lousy numbers, and this contraction is a dangerous direction for the US economy.

Apr 04 10:12

US Air Force Deploys F-15 Jets to Iceland, Netherlands - Reports

A dozen F-15 fighters and some 350 air force personnel were sent to the region on Friday, set to support NATO surveillance missions and conduct training, the CNN reported.
Air force units from the Massachusetts' 131st Fighter Squadron and California's 194th Fighter Squadron have been stationed at an Iceland Cold War-era airbase that had been defunct since 2006, according to the broadcaster.
The move follows the February US Air Force announcement of plans to deploy six F-15 fighters to Finland in spring. The jets, which are reportedly to be stationed some 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Russian border, have been deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in response to alleged Russian interference in the Ukrainian conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "...alleged Russian interference in the Ukrainian conflict."?!?!?

Where is the proof?!?

And the short answer here is, there is no proof of these allegations; otherwise, the US government would be shouting from the rooftops with (non-photoshopped) pictures of this alleged behaviour.

These allegations have nothing to do with Russia, and everything to do with justifying pre-positioning more US military hardware in and around Europe for a coming war against Russia.

Apr 04 10:08

Why Are There 12 American Generals Leading the War in Iraq That Doesn’t Exist?

But we thought there weren't going to be any boots on the ground? So why are there not one but TWELVE generals there??

Apr 04 10:07

Hillary Clinton's absurd claim that she's the only candidate being attacked by Wall Street

As challenger Bernie Sanders continues to hit Hillary Clinton over her Wall Street ties in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton noted that she and the financial sector are more enemies than friends.

Apr 04 10:07

Man on the Street: Lee Harvey Oswald Shot Jesus, So We Need More Gun Control

This is hilarious but scary as Hell. Times like this make you wonder how we even still have a Second Amendment at all in this country. (read more)

Apr 04 10:07

Tickets to the 2016 Olympics aren't selling, and Brazil is scrambling to boost demand

There could be quite a few empty seats at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
With just half of tickets sold and only four months before kickoff, Brazil's new minister of sports, Ricardo Leyser, is looking into ways to boost ticket sales.

Apr 04 10:00

“Can we just remind ourselves that the Panama Papers are from just ONE law firm, in just ONE tax haven. Tip of the proverbial iceberg.”

Apr 04 09:54

No US Names in Panama Papers Leak- Why Not?

Making matters worse for Americans wanting to store their ill-gotten gains offshore, the 2010 United States—Panama Trade Promotion Agreement included a taxation clause that effectively shut down any chance of the rich in the US using Panama as a shelter.

Apr 04 09:51

Revered Indian Leader Joe Medicine Crow, Last Crow War Chief, Dies at 102

Joe Medicine Crow, the respected historian of Montana's Crow Tribe and the last surviving Plains Indian war chief, died Sunday at age 102, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said.

Apr 04 09:28

Mossack Fonseca leaks reveal Xi Jinping's family links to offshore companies. Chinese President Xi Jinping's family features in the explosive revelations made by the leak of confidential documents showing how world's most rich and prominent people hide th

Chinese President Xi Jinping's family features in the explosive revelations made by the leak of confidential documents showing how world's most rich and prominent people hide their wealth.

Xi's brother-in-law Deng Jiagui and family members of at least eight current and former members of China's powerful Politburo Standing Committee have set up offshore companies through Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-based law firm that has offices in more than 35 countries.

Apr 04 09:28

Arizona and North Carolina Election Day Debacles Make Case for Restoring the Voting Rights Act

If you watched the news reports coming out of the primary contests in Arizona and North Carolina in March, you might think this election was taking place in a burgeoning democracy — a country that hasn’t quite figured out how to guarantee the voting rights of its citizens on Election Day. Lines to vote snaked around corners of buildings in Arizona, while thousands were blocked from voting in North Carolina for not having the proper identification to vote, a product of misinformation over the state’s new voter ID law.

Apr 04 09:27

Watchdog: Pay-or-go-to-jail policy makes probation officers bill collectors

Houston Miller hustles to the exit door of the Bell County adult probation department, his blond ponytail flopping halfway down his back.

The 19-year-old must get to his new $8-an-hour shipping clerk job so he can pay $1,800 in fines, fees and court costs. He got busted with a pinch of pot.

“How will you pay that?” I ask when I catch up with him.

“Working Monday through Friday — and maybe overtime,” he answers.

Explaining his rush, he says, “I gotta pay $400 by the end of the month. I was under the impression that if I don’t pay, if you miss a payment, they can send you to jail for it.”

They’re not supposed to. That’s why I’m in Bell County, near the center of Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How sweetly naive of the person at Justice who wrote this letter; they still believe that there is trust by Americans in the justice system!!

Apr 04 09:23

MOM CALLS 911 TO REPORT MISSING 12-YO SON – COPS SHOW UP SMASH HIS FACE IN, BREAK HIS TEETH

On March 13, after not being able to find her 12-year-old son for an extended period, Amy Olzak called the Idaho Falls Police Department to report him missing. Instead of helping her son, however, according to Olzak and multiple witnesses, the officer who responded brutally attacked this young boy.
“I just wanted them to help me find where he was,” said Olzak. Ironically, this would never happen.

After spending all day looking for him with friends, Olzak finally located her son. Olzak then called the police to inform them that she no longer needed their services. However, police were not done yet.

“I just wanted them to be aware. They came over. I talked to an officer for a minute, and he walked over to my son. Then he put my son’s hand behind his back and like lifted him up in the air and slammed his face into the trunk of a car,” said Olzak.

The car belongs to Olzak’s friend, Courtney Beck, who also witnessed the officer attack this child.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Beating children to a pulp for no damned good reason seems to be all the rage for American police; and this is why you never, ever call 911 for anything anymore, because this is precisely the kind of behaviour you can expect from them.

Apr 04 09:09

Hillary is sick of the left: Why Bernie’s persistence is a powerful reminder of Clinton’s troubling centrism

Heading into the final months of the presidential primaries, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her team seem to be increasingly fed up with the Sanders campaign, which has remained competitive since the first votes were cast in Iowa, and continues to dog Clinton from the left. Early last week, Clinton’s chief strategist Joel Benenson remarked that if Sanders wanted another debate, he would have to “tone down” his “very negative” campaign, which — as I discussed in a previous article — is an absurd allegation, considering the Clinton camp has held a virtual monopoly on negative campaigning.

Apr 04 09:09

Leaked Documents Show Strong Business Support For Raising The Minimum Wage

Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail. But actual opposition may not be as united as the groups' rhetoric might make it appear, according to internal research conducted by a leading consultant for state chambers of commerce.

Apr 04 08:48

Since becoming president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis this year, the 42-year-old Kashkari has gone on a media blitz, visiting nine major media outlets in two days and creating a Twitter hashtag to promote his view that the biggest U.S. banks

From his seat atop the Fed's smallest bank, in a region known for fracking, farming and ranching, Neel Kashkari wants to make sure he's heard well beyond the northern plains.

Apr 04 08:46

Obama's Endorsement Of Debbie Wasserman Schultz Brings In Serious Money... For Her Challenger

Tim Canova, a progressive law professor taking on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), pulled in more than half a million dollars in the first three months of 2016, according to his campaign — a massive sum for a political newcomer.

Apr 04 08:26

Cop Charged with Second-Degree Murder After Killing Sobbing, Unarmed Man Begging for His Life

Welcome to America, where something as simple as bad judgment can get you murdered.

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Apr 04 08:25

Why the North Korean Regime Is Not Long for This World

At first glance you probably wouldn’t think that there is anything unusual going on in North Korea. Granted, compared to every other nation on Earth North Korea is a pretty unusual place, but their antics are fairly routine. Most of the time you won’t hear much about the country, but about once or twice a year they’ll start kicking and screaming like a toddler with nuclear weapons. They’ll threaten their neighbors and overseas enemies (that’s us) with destruction and beg for foreign aid, and maybe make a few high-profile executions before going dark again.

However, this round of provocations and demands is different.

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Apr 04 08:09

WikiLeaks Exposes IMF Plan of Financial Terror to Force Government Compliance

By Jay Syrmopoulos

WikiLeaks has once again exposed how supranational organizations create artificial crises in an effort to advance the Western corporate-political elites geostrategic goals, as revealed in the transcript of a teleconference, which took place on March 19, 2016, between top International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials.

The striking conversation reveals IMF officials implying that the threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force other stakeholders into accepting the IMF’s “measures” such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions...

Apr 04 07:59

Iceland PM: “I will not resign”

Apr 04 07:52

OFFICER WILL NOT BE CHARGED AFTER SHOOTING UNARMED BLACK MAN IN THE HEAD

The officers claim that Clark tried to grab an officer’s gun, but witnesses claimed that the 24-year-old Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.

Apr 04 07:49

More than a statistic: My connection to Anne Frank

I will never forget listening to Anne Frank’s childhood friend describe the moment she threw food over the fence at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
Note: Nobody threw food over the fence. This article actually makes me laugh at the fantasy of lies it projects.

Apr 04 07:34

Panama Papers: Tax office investigating 800 Australians identified in financial record leak

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is investigating 800 Australian residents named in a massive leak of tax and financial records known as the Panama Papers.

The ABC has identified more than 1,000 Australian links in the data, which contains personal details including copies of the passports of hundreds of Australians.

Apr 04 07:10

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW FACULTY MEMBERS DISGRACE THEMSELVES

Recently, a student at American University Washington College of Law put a note on the door of a law professor stating “All Lives Matter.” This expression of what ought to be truism caused the AU law faculty to freak out.

Nearly sixty faculty members and staff signed a letter calling this an “incidence of intolerance.” A sounder position would hold that objecting to the statement “All Lives Matter” as a response to the statement “Black Lives Matter” smacks of intolerance because it places one racial group on a higher level than others.

Apr 04 06:27

10 things we've learnt from the leaked Panama Papers

The hidden wealth of some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show some of the ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes.

Dubbed the Panama Files, the 11 million documents were leaked from a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca.

They show how the company has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.

The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far, western reporting of this scandal has been limited to reports on the US' enemies' activities, but there is silence for the US' friends, and especially for US politicians!

Apr 04 05:46

Student: ‘Harvard University, other schools, having problems with students and staff silencing free speech’

(INTELLIHUB) — As if a massive new PSYOP campaign is now running in full force, more and more college students are reporting that their rights, while on campus, are at jeopardy as offended students and teachers alike push to limit free speech.

Apr 04 05:26

Trump: "I'm the one being discriminated against"

I want to see how we're treated. Look, I signed a pledge. They wanted me to sign the pledge. And I'm the one that's being discriminated against," Trump told host John Dickerson.

Apr 04 05:24

Illegal Jewish schools: DoE 'covered up' abuse and disappearance of pupils

The report states that more than 1,000 boys had been placed in ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith schools from as young as the age of 13, where their main education is received through studying religious texts. It claimed the pupils leave with little or no ability to speak English and few qualifications that will help them prepare for later life.

Apr 04 05:15

Donald Trump Could Be the Military-Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare

This week, while people everywhere were fretting over his violent talk, the candidate came to Washington and dropped a peace bomb on the neocon editorial writers at The Washington Post and the war lobby. Trump wants to get the United States out of fighting other people’s wars. He thinks maybe NATO has outlived its usefulness. He asks why Americans are still paying for South Korea’s national defense. Or Germany’s or Saudi Arabia’s.

Apr 04 02:34

Most Important Paragraph For Understanding 'The Panama Papers'

Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
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They also include at least 33 people and companies blacklisted by the U.S. government because of evidence that they’d been involved in wrongdoing, such as doing business with Mexican drug lords, terrorist organizations like Hezbollah or rogue nations like North Korea and Iran.

One of those companies supplied fuel for the aircraft that the Syrian government used to bomb and kill thousands of its own citizens, U.S. authorities have charged.

(*North Korea , Iran , Syria , Iceland , Putin ?
That's It ! They've just got to be BEX! )

Apr 04 02:17

Panama Leak Leaves Icelandic PM in Deep Trouble

An unprecedented leak of more than 11 million documents from the notorious Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals detailed information about a company owned by Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and his wife Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir. The leak, known as the Panama Papers, connects numerous former and current heads of state worldwide to offshore companies in tax havens.

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Apr 04 02:09

Hunger Games LIVE: 2 arrested after fight over crab legs turns violent

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Authorities say a woman complained there was a fight and her 21-year-old son suffered a broken tooth and cut lip. Police were told she used pepper spray to keep him from being assaulted further.

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Apr 04 02:05

Hillary Clinton supporter yawns throughout Wisconsin speech

During a campaign rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Saturday, at least one campaign supporter seemed to be less than impressed with Clinton's presentation. (Keep an eye on the pretty girl on the right.)

Apr 04 01:56

Hundreds of Israeli Companies, Shareholders Listed in Panama Papers

Panama Papers: Hundreds of Israeli Companies, Shareholders Listed in Leaked Documents Detailing Offshore Holdings
Leaked documents of Panamanian law firm reveal shell companies linked to prominent Israeli lawyers and business persons.

Some 600 Israeli companies and 850 Israeli shareholders are listed in the leaked documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, a leader in creating shell companies that often serve to conceal ownership of assets.

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Apr 04 01:44

Panama Papers: = ‘Biggest Leak In History’ On Corruption

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has released the biggest leak in journalistic history, posting 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm online and providing “rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows.”

SZ said it received the law firm’s documents a year ago from an anonymous source who “wanted neither financial compensation nor anything else in return.”

The German paper obtained further documents in an investigation that followed, involving “400 journalists from more than 100 media organizations in over 80 countries.”

SZ said it decided to analyze the data in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Apr 03 17:55

Calgary police say a police dog who chased a 12-year-old boy into his home and attacked him on the kitchen floor likely won’t be euthanized.

Calgary police say a police dog who chased a 12-year-old boy into his home and attacked him on the kitchen floor likely won’t be euthanized.
Ali Hassan says he was playing outside with his siblings on Wednesday evening when he saw the unleashed dog, which lives in the neighbourhood with a police handler, chasing after him.

Apr 03 17:47

"Biggest leak in the history of data journalism:2.6 terabyte leak of Panamanian shell company data reveals "how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of politicians, Fifa officials,

Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell firms enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.

Apr 03 17:45

War Inside the Beltway

Make no mistake, the U.S. media and inside the beltway punditry boast about their professionalism and integrity but it all goes out the window when Israel is the topic. Many of those involved are themselves Jewish and identify as “strong Israel supporters” and for those who are not of the Tribe the understanding that criticism of Israel is a quick ticket out of town frequently prevails.

Apr 03 17:02

Ivana Trump: we need immigrants to.clean for us

'Who's going to vaccume our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don't like to do that,' she added.

Apr 03 15:35

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

*hyperlinks live at source*

By guest author, diogenes (bio below).

PART 1: THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA

PART 2: WALL STREET CUSTOMS: ECONOMIC BULLYING, LEGALIZED AND LAWLESS

PART 3.1-3.4: OLIGARCH’S PROGRESS

PART 3.5-3.8: OLIGARCH’S PROGRESS: TRAIL OF TEARS

PART 4.1-4.2: AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE TRADITION: IDEAS, POLICIES, METHODS, PROGRAMS (this article)

Ideas [4.1]

Apr 03 15:16

Shaken Matt LeBlanc 'forced to take time out of filming Top Gear after almost running over a crew member on set'

The new host of the motoring show, 48, is said to have been raring to drive away a porsche without realising that a member of the crew had laid down by the wheels filming shots.

An insider told The Mirror: 'The crew member was completely oblivious Matt was about to speed off too, but a tracking cameraman - who was sat in the distance - could see what was about to happen and started waving and screaming at Matt to stop.

The source revealed that the star had taken some time out of filming to process the near-miss after realising what could have happened

Apr 03 15:09

Interpol head detective in Venezuela charged with smuggling 769lbs of cocaine to the Dominican Republic

The head detective of Interpol in Venezuela has been charged with smuggling nearly 770lbs of cocaine to the Dominican Republic.

Chief Detective Eliecer Garcia, 42, reportedly coordinated the large shipment of cocaine from north-west Venezuela on behalf of a local businessman last week.

Prosecutors believe that Garcia used his senior position at Interpol to ensure that the plane carrying the Class A drugs could leave Venezuela without being checked.

Apr 03 14:46

I Review a Mind-Control Review of VAXXED

By Jon Rappoport

Vaxxed opened this weekend at the Angelika Film Center in New York, after being censored at the Tribeca Film Festival.

My analysis of how a conformist film critic operates, starting with the basics, which of course involve mind control.

Where did the word “official” come from?...

Apr 03 14:30

Execution of Palestinian exposes Israel’s military culture

Jonathan Cook says the execution of a wounded Palestinian by an Israeli soldier is “challenging Israeli Jews to maintain the deception... that the institutions of their tribal, ethnic state have any abiding commitment to universal values and human rights”.

Apr 03 10:08

San Francisco police raid home of man beaten by officers in video last year

San Francisco police and the FBI raided the home of Stanislav Petrov, the man whose beating by sheriff’s deputies was caught on surveillance video last fall, and arrested him and three others and left one other with multiple gunshot injuries.

Apr 03 10:06

Family Demanding Answers After Police Fire 56 Shots At Father & Son

The family of the father and son shot and killed is demanding answers into why the officers shot them and fired so many bullets.

Apr 03 09:53

ZIONISM IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER

Apparently it seems it was meant as an April Fool’s joke. This was the opinion of most of the comments to the post, but I was sure it was the real thing. Turns out I was the fool for believing it.

For this I apologize to my readers … zionism is definitely not a laughing matter and I hope the usually honest site it came from will issue the same apology that I am posting here.

Apr 03 09:48

Public Warned Over Using Santander ATMs

Apr 03 09:41

LA's new rule: homeless people are only allowed to own one trashcan's worth of things

A new law passed by the LA city council prohibits homeless people from owning more belongings than can fit in a 60-gallon trashcan with the lid on, and allows police to summarily confiscate any tents that are still standing on public property during daylight hours. The law is a response to Los Angeles's epidemic of homelessness -- a rise in homelessness that's clocked in at 20% of two years.

Apr 03 09:41

The police could be controlling your self-driving car

One of the biggest issues will be the rules under which public infrastructures and public safety officers may be empowered to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled. It is not hard to imagine why they might want such override power. One is for traffic control. As AVs proliferate there are many advantages to having them talk with intelligent roadways, the better to use scarce freeway space. Controls may also be imposed to leave lanes clear for emergency vehicles or crowded busses. Road conditions that are hard to detect by AV sensors, like weather-related lane closures, may also be more efficiently and fairly handled by having roadways or emergency crews redirect AVs away from problematic lanes, as well as around police, fire, and EMS activity. Overrides could be used to restrict certain vehicles from sensitive locations, like military sites.
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Apr 03 09:35

America's teachers are being trained in a harsh interrogation technique that produces false confessions

The Reid Technique is the go-to method for coercing false confessions in America's police interrogation rooms, and now it's being taught to America's schoolteachers, just as schools are using "zero-tolerance" policies and on-site cops to re-characterize school discipline problems as criminal matters, creating a school-to-prison pipeline. John E. Reid and Associates originated the technique, which involves "minimization" (the interrogator downplays the seriousness of the offense) and "maximization" (the interrogator threatens the accused with terrible, lasting punishment for failing to confess).

Apr 03 09:15

Cyprus criminalizes denial of 1915 Armenian genocide by Turks

The Cypriot parliament passed a resolution penalising denial of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, modifying existing legislation, which required prior conviction by an international court to make denial a crime.

Apr 03 09:15

Brazil's government sounded the alarm Saturday over meager sales of Olympic tickets and public apathy just five months before Rio hosts South America's first Summer Games

With worries about the Zika virus, high crime and a major political crisis already overshadowing the August 5 opening ceremony, Brazil now faces the embarrassing prospect of empty stadiums.

Apr 03 08:59

Clean streets: the mobile laundry service helping Australia's homeless

Many thought setting up a free laundry service for homeless people out of the back of a van was crazy. Now Orange Sky Laundry operates in six Australian cities, with 450 volunteers

Apr 03 08:47

Hundreds of thousands of people could soon lose food stamps as states reimpose time limits and work requirements that were suspended in recent years because of high unemployment, state officials and advocates for the poor said Friday.

Liberal groups said that many unemployed childless adults with low incomes could be cut off, starting this month, as a result of the time limits, which date to the 1996 welfare law.

Apr 03 08:46

Kenyan Muslim man who died protecting Christians in terror attack awarded top honour

A Muslim man who shielded Christians in an Islamist attack has been posthumously awarded one of Kenya’s most prestigious honours.

Apr 03 08:36

Dozens of Pro-Pot Protesters Light Up In Front of White House

Dozens of pro-legalization protesters lit up in unison at 4:20 p.m. in front of the White House, and tried to get President Obama to hear them out on relaxing federal laws againstmarijuana.

Apr 03 08:34

Fears for 1,000 missing children in illegal faith schools. Education authority also 'destroyed incriminating records relating to pupils at risk of sexual and physical abuse' in ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools.

A London council’s education authority destroyed evidence of children being educated in illegal faith schools at the request of religious institutions, The Independent can reveal.

Apr 03 08:12

How the Pentagon's $1.4 trillion weapons portfolio got a little smaller

The Government Accountability Office says the cost of the Pentagon’s top 79 weapons programs – with a total value of about $1.44 trillion -- declined by roughly $15 billion since the last review in 2014.

Apr 03 07:53

Trump, Sanders appeal to highly indebted voters

Americans lost so much in 2008 — jobs and homes, incomes and wealth — that the recession still dominates the public mood three elections later.
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$330 billion Amount borrowed money was adding annually to Americans’ purchasing power between 2000 and 2007

$150 billion Amount households were diverting to pay back dept starting in 2009
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Debt — and the ability to repay it — aren’t distributed equally. Especially after the subprime lending boom, the lower-income groups have the heaviest debt burden, according to New America’s study. That’s one reason deleveraging is weighing so much on the recovery. It takes cash away from the people most likely to spend it.

There’s “a day-to-day, week-to-week struggle of ‘How am I going to pay this bill or that bill?”

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Apr 03 07:41

Big banks on edge as US stress-test deadline looms

Consequences can be serious for lenders that fail the US Fed’s annual review
For some of the world’s biggest banks, the most important regulatory event of the year is about to begin once more.
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If the banks pass the test, they are deemed to have the resources and the wherewithal to withstand another Lehman-like shock to the system. They are therefore cleared to return a certain amount of cash to shareholders via dividends and buybacks.

But if they fail — and are barred from making any capital distributions without permission from the Fed — the consequences can be serious. The stigma of a flunked CCAR can weigh on a bank’s share price for months, while senior executives can be encouraged to fall on their swords.

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Apr 03 07:24

Indicting the System with Noam Chomsky

That’s the basic structure. What do you expect to come out as the media product of a system of major corporations selling audiences to other corporations in close interaction with a major power system, state power, that there all very much interlocked with? That’s basically common sense.

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