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CURRENT EVENTS

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Feb 12 17:17

Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant’s trial

Reinhold Hanning, 94, sat only a few meters (yards) from the witnesses, but showed no emotion as they told of crematoria chimneys belching flames, naked prisoners being taken to the gas chambers, and seeing people being shot.
Note: Belching flames! Holocau$t. Absolutely disgraceful.

Feb 12 17:14

These 1400 Employees Were Just Told Their Jobs Are Moving to Mexico: “Yeah, f––– You!”

This country is in decline, and the government and corporate leaders who caused it couldn’t care less.

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Feb 12 16:55

Wall Street rallies; S&P 500 snaps five-day losing streak

(*The Weekend Bouncing of The Dead Cat .)

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Feb 12 16:48

Why the maker of Roomba vacuums is getting out of the warbot business

Today, the maker of cute robotic vacuums is also the largest supplier of ground-based robots to the U.S. Department of Defense.

But IRobot last week announced it was ending its run as a defense contractor. The company said it plans to sell its defense and security business to Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Chevy Chase, Md., which has deep ties to the government contracting world. The price was up to $45 million, based on sales targets. A new name for the defense unit will be announced when the deal closes in the next few months, a spokesman said.

The sale allows the $800 million IRobot company to focus on selling vacuums and, more recently, robotic sweepers and mops to consumers.

The move follows pressure from Red Mountain Capital Partners, a firm that owns 6.1% of IRobot shares. In a Jan. 25 letter to IRobot’s board, Red Mountain threatened a proxy fight if the company didn’t spin off its defense unit.

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Feb 12 16:14

Serial Killer Edward Wayne Edwards & The Steve Avery / Brendan Dassey Case

***WARNING: THIS SHOW CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT THE LISTENER MAY FIND DISTURBING. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED***

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes back retired Cold Case Detective John A. Cameron to discuss serial killer Edward Wayne Edwards again. Not only will John be going over Edwards' vast history of killing and setting people up for it, (which includes some very well known cases) but also how he believes Edwards is responsible for the murder of 25 year old photographer Teresa Halbach, and the set-up of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for it. The Avery / Dassey case is featured in the Netflix documentary MAKING A MURDERER. Make sure to take the time to tune into this intriguing broadcast, and purchase John's book to further understand the level of monster Edward Wayne Edwards was, and the evil he engaged in.

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.

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Feb 12 15:13

Mind Reading Technology Allows Paralyzed Musician to Play After 27 Years

Fifty-year-old Rosemary Johnson was once a member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and was on her way to becoming a world-class violinist. However, in 1988, Johnson met a cruel twist of fate, suffering heavy brain damage in an auto wreck in her early 20s. She stayed in a coma for seven months. When Johnson awoke, she had lost nearly all of her ability to move and speak, and could only execute a few chords on the piano, forcing her to abandon her dreams of becoming a professional musician. For nearly three decades, she has struggled with the harsh reality of having her passion ripped from her fingers.

Feb 12 14:53

Baby Boomers Are Drowning In Loans: Debt Of Average 67-Year-Old Soared 169% In Past 12 Years

For those who follow the monthly consumer credit report released by the Fed there was nothing surprising in today's release of the latest Household Debt and Credit Report by the New York Fed. It reports that total household debt rose to $12.12 trillion in Q4, up from $11.83 trillion a year ago...
...mostly as a result of soaring student and auto debt, both trends we have observed on various occasions in the recent and not so recent past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to ask; is this much debt carried by my generation be a sign of a healthy economy?!?

The short answer is, not really.

Feb 12 14:41

DNC Chair Tries to Explain How the Iowa Primary Wasn’t Rigged for Hillary and Fails… Hard

She starts by saying she’s going to clarify, then a whole bunch of words come out of her mouth that don’t actually clarify anything. Then Jake Tapper goes, “I’m not sure that that would — that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter, but let’s move on.”

Then you get comments on the video like, “Now I get it. THAT’S how democracy works! Silly me thought it was just people voting for their favorite candidates.”

Yeah… NOPE.

At least this rigged dog and pony show has been entertaining to watch...

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Feb 12 14:36

Do You Realize If Jeb or Hillary Wins, It Could Be 30+ Years of Bushes and Clintons in the White House?

And now, the American people are facing an election where Hillary Clinton is running against Jeb Bush for president. Should one of them win (and the game has obviously been rigged in favor of our two unofficial dynasties), and should that person get two terms, it’ll officially be 28 of the 36 years between 1989 and 2025.

You watch. It will somehow come down to America being forced to put a Bush or a Clinton back in the White House, and quite likely the “choice” will be between one or the other.

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Feb 12 14:32

Obama Keeps Public in Dark About 'Black Budget' Requests

Disclosing any agency-specific information -- such as whether the controversial National Security Agency or lesser-known National Reconnaissance Office won backing for a raise or a cut -- “could harm national security,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday in a press release.

Agency-specific figures will be reviewed and debated behind closed committee doors, where only some representatives will have a meaningful opportunity for input. Members of Congress not serving on the relevant committees can gain access to the information, but many are unwilling to make the effort or do not do so out of principle.

The Obama administration has resisted releasing the agency-specific requests despite a sustained campaign following whistleblower Edward Snowden’s 2013 disclosures about mass surveillance, making continued non-disclosure no surprise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) shock here!!

Biggest Brother Dearest, President Obama, doesn't want this info known, because these budgets many times are engineered for massive government destabilization abroad, to attempt to establish governments more toward the US government's liking.

Feb 12 14:21

U.S. says wins Saudi air campaign commitment against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has been under pressure to shore up support from Sunni Arab allies to fight the Islamic State group, on Thursday welcomed a commitment from Saudi Arabia to expand its role in air strikes against the Sunni militants.

At a gathering of more than two dozen defense ministers at NATO headquarters, Saudi Arabia, which has quietly resumed its participation in air strikes in the past few weeks, also renewed the possibility of sending forces into Syria.

"Saudi Arabia's defense minister ... indicated that the Kingdom is reinvigorating its commitment to the coalition air campaign, which is very welcome news, and contributing in other critical ways on the ground," Carter said after the talks in Brussels.

Carter, broadly praising contributions from allies, said the U.S.-led war against Islamic State would be won despite former Cold War foe Russia's role in the civil war in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know what the Vegas odds are on this, but I have to wonder: when do air strikes morph into a ground invasion by either Saudi Arabia or Turkey, SecDef Carter?!?

Because at that point, Russia will follow through on what both Medvedev and Putin have promised, and attack those groups on the ground in Syria.

Turkey is a NATO MEMBER, which can invoke Article 5 of the NATO agreement, meaning NATO will have to attack Russia, and World War III is on for real.

This would be a slo-mo trainreck, which may well ultimately devastating for both the region, this country, and the world.

Feb 12 13:55

Obama: 'Strange Things' Happen When Voters Are Scared

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

"We have to listen to that," Obama said at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the San Francisco-area home of supporter and venture capitalist Steve Westly.

Obama commented two days after billionaire businessman Donald Trump rode that wave of voter anger at traditional politicians to a commanding win in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders did the same in the state's Democratic primary, trouncing longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton by double digits.

Obama said the country is at "an interesting political moment" but noted that it's still early in the process for choosing the presidential nominees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive me sir, but to what "economic and other progress" do you allude in that last statement?!?

The real unemployment numbers are not the complete, utter, and laughable fantasy that the Department of Labor spews forth; the real numbers are closer to 32- 33 percent out of of work, considering that over 100 million people cannot find jobs, and have given up finding jobs.

The corporate offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs continues apace, with no relief in sight. In fact, as I type this, Carrier Air Conditioner Corporation is relocating from Indiana to Mexico, leaving over 1400 jobless.
And there are no jobs to replace what the people were making here, only minimum wage jobs, and a complete contraction of their standard of living.

Sir, these people, and other people in similar circumstances absolutely have the right to be both scared, and angry.

I, and many Americans who think like me would like to ask you: do you see the complete and utter destruction of America's middle class "progress"?!?

The world is a far more dangerous place than when you took the oath of office in January, 2009. The situation in Afghanistan continues to fester; and US and NATO intervention in Libya, coupled with the assassination of Ghadaffi, have made the country a powder-keg, with two separate governments which will not talk to each other.

The Ukraine is about to fall into an economic abyss, thanks to the US and NATO-sponsored putsch which put Poroshenko in power.

Iraq is convulsing, courtesy of continued US intervention and the US training and supplying of ISIS.

Syria is in the throes of a civil war, courtesy of US intervention to oust Al-Assad. Russia has intervened, and is getting most of the Jihadis out. It has threatened war against any nation attempting to invade Syria, such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which have been making noises in that direction.

And of course, we cannot forget Yemen, which courtesy of Saudi Arabia, which is armed and enabled by the US government, has been bombed in to total devastation, because the Yemenite people had the gall to throw out their US sponsored puppet, Al-Hadi. Hospitals, schools, and residences are routinely shelled.

So no, Mr. President, we do not feel either economically or geopolitically more secure than we were than when you took office. And that anger, and concern, over our current state, and the state of this government, will effect the outcome of the coming election in a way that dirty tricks and vote rigging will not be able to counter.

Feb 12 13:34

How the U.S. Undermines Its Ability to Promote Human Rights in Egypt

Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall deserves praise for her speech in Cairo on February 10, where she simply told the truth about the disturbing situation in President Sisi's Egypt.

Instead of the wishful thinking of Secretary Kerry, who seems unable to talk about Egypt without referring to an illusory "transition to democracy," Sewall noted the economic, security, and political challenges facing Egypt. She had the courage to make the case to her hosts that the way to meet the challenges facing Egyptian society is through tolerance, inclusiveness, and respect for universal human rights.

She said frankly, "we are deeply concerned about the suppression of civil liberties, including societal and government restrictions on freedoms of expression and the press and the freedom of assembly and association... and academic freedom."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the problem is just not Egypt; the US government routinely props up tinpot dictators around the world, then wonders what the heck went wrong when those governments go under, sometimes through violent revolution, and the replacement governments are hugely anti-American.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

And yet, let's look at all the dictators the US government is now supporting; from Ukraine to Bahrain, to Israel, to Turkey; just take a look at what these people are doing to their own people, who simply wish to demonstrate for peaceful change.

Then, let's take a look in the mirror, shall we?!? It is a profoundly disturbing image we see, when unarmed Americans are assassinated, and wounded by police; when peaceful demonstrators are hit with teargas and rubber bullets; when torture is being utilized against prisoners of war at Gitmo (and you cannot call the NG feeding they are doing to hunger strikers anything but.)

Unfortunately, this country has morphed into a creature I barely recognise, at this point in time.

Rooted deeply in a war culture, where hard-won, good-faith negotiations are shunned and avoided like the plague. Haunted by deep-state surveillance, and the suppression of the most fundamental liberties, America is no longer "the land of the free, and the home of the brave", with precious few exceptions; it has become "the land of the surveilled, and the home of the cowed."

Feb 12 13:16

ASSAD VOWS TO RETAKE ALL OF SYRIA 'WITHOUT HESITATION'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his armed forces would try to retake the entire country "without hesitation", in an interview published after world powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities". Speaking to the AFP news agency, Assad said the involvement of regional players in the conflict meant "that the solution will take a long time…

Feb 12 13:10

A COUPLE OF BAD APPLES? NEARLY 4 DOZEN GEORGIA OFFICERS ARRESTED IN MASSIVE FBI STING

As part of an investigation and crackdown on extensive contraband smuggling, drug dealing, and other criminal activity within the Georgia Department of Corrections, 46 people — mostly current and former corrections officers — were arrested by the FBI on Thursday. Indictments for those arrested have been handed down over the last three months. So far in the FBI’s sting, around 130 people have been taken into custody by authorities, reported local ABC affiliate, WJCL.

Feb 12 13:10

Rick Snyder To Testify About Flint Water Crisis On Capitol Hill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has asked to testify before members of Congress about the Flint water crisis.

Democrats were furious that House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) hadn't called Snyder to testify at an earlier hearing on Flint, where the water has been poisoned by high lead levels since 2014. Snyder's office said in a release that he called Chaffetz Thursday and offered to make the trip.

"The people of Flint have suffered because they were failed by all levels of government, and so it is understandable that there are questions at all levels of government," Snyder said in the release.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the oversight committee, disputed Snyder's characterization of his decision to testify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is no legal and robust way of getting this man out of office before the end of his term, I hope and pray that these hearings crucify Snyder, politically, to the point that he can never, ever again run for public office.

In my world, the poisoning of children in the way he and his minions did, constitutes reckless public endangerment, and they all should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Federal and State law, including serving hard jail time.

No matter what kind of treatments, either chelation therapy, or intravenous vitamin C, these kids get, the treatments cannot undo the damage which has already been done to their brains.

Feb 12 12:59

Ohio cop gleefully celebrates suicide of Black Lives Matter activist: ‘Love a happy ending’

A Fairborn, Ohio police officer has been suspended for a Facebook comment celebrating the suicide of a Black Lives Matter activist, the Dayton Daily News reports.

On a news story posted to Ohio Politics about the suicide death of MarShawn McCarrel, 23, at the Ohio statehouse, Fairborn Police officer Lee Cyr wrote, “Love a happy ending.”

McCarrel was a committed activist who organized to help feed homeless people and guide young people in his community. He also helped organize protests in Ohio after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teen, Mike Brown in 2014. He was apparently struggling just before his death and wrote on social media that his “demons won” on the day he died.

Cyr’s post was just one of many disturbing attacks on the post about McCarrel, according to the Daily News. Others wrote things like, “One less to worry about,” and “One down, many more to go.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country lost a good man, a mentor, and a humanitarian the day McCarrel committed suicide.

The horrifically snide, insensitive (and in my world, immoral) remarks about his death on Facebook are a demonstration of just how deeply racially divided this country is, in the 21st century: we need to fix this, and quickly.

Feb 12 12:48

‘F*ck you!’: Indiana workers react with outrage after being told their jobs are moving to Mexico

In a video uploaded to YouTube, a gathering of workers at an Indianapolis air conditioning manufacturing plant are stunned and enraged when told they’ll soon be out of work because the company is moving their jobs to Mexico.

The large crowd of employees of a Carrier Air Conditioner manufacturing plant in Indianapolis can be seen milling around as a speaker — dressed in a suit and standing on a stage — addresses them and gives them the bad news.

“The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” the man can be heard explaining.

The crowd reacts with shouts of outrage, including one man who can be heard yelling, “F*ck you.”

Following that bombshell, he adds that the local distribution center will also be closed, putting more people out of work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Lloyd Blankfein, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio; so after reading this, you still cannot imagine why the electorate in 2016 is so enraged against the establishment?!?

The offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs continues unabated, and when manufacturing jobs go overseas, there are no high paying jobs available, or to train for, because US corporations use the visa programs to hire foreign workers at substantially lower wages than they would have to pay a born-American.

And you wonder why retail is dying in this country?!? Figure it out; on personal austerity, sometimes working 3 or 4 low-paying jobs to barely cover the rent, pay the bills, and feed the family, people have no discretionary income to spend.

It is just that simple.

And yet you, and people like you, have become absolutely tone-deaf and blind to the human, and financial consequences of offshoring.

And I would like to remind you: people, having to deal with these circumstances, have a breaking point.

As a Christian pacifist and activist I never condone violence; but I do understand how violence can happen.

I consistently urge people not to be violent, in their protests against a system which has well and really screwed them, because violence is something that the US government and states are ready to put down with extreme prejudice.

I counsel patience.

With a nearly $30 trillion dollar Federal deficit, coupled with the decline of the American dollar, plus the gyrations in the stock markets globally, this country may well come unglued long before any election can begin to fix it, and perhaps, as horrific as it sounds, that may not be a bad thing, for the economic and emotional health of its people.

Feb 12 12:30

Energy Department Investigated By Congress For Firing Whistleblower

The Department of Energy (DOE) is being investigated by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for allegedly retaliating against a whistleblower who provided Congress with information on a department program.

“After briefing Republican staff of the House Science Committee, a Department of Energy (DOE) employee was apparently fired because of the information they provided,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith , chairman of the House science committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“It is unlawful for a federal employee to be fired because they answered questions from Congress,” Smith said. “Retaliation against whistleblowers is a serious offense. While the employee has since returned to federal service, concerns remain surrounding the circumstances of their termination.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "killing the messenger" culture at the DOE, and in other governmental bureaucracies just has to stop, and stop now.

Would the DOE have preferred that this person lie to Congress?!? Just what the hell does the DOE have to hide?!?

Feb 12 12:15

FEDS PUSH NEW PLAN FOR HOME VISITS TO CHECK ON PARENTS

The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published adraft documentwhich outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.

The paper describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”

The document reveals how the state will help oversee, “constant monitoring and communication regarding children’s social-emotional and behavioral health.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, for all you with kids and skills, please get out of this country while you still can; the window for that escape is closing, and soon.

And if you cannot leave the country, move somewhere rural, and home school your children.

"Government monitors" to intrude on family life?!? If THIS doesn't cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up straight, and plait itself, nothing will!!

Thank you very much, I don't think so.

Feb 12 12:09

EU READY TO RESTRICT PASSPORT-FREE TRAVEL, AUSTRIA TO CLOSE BORDER

Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

Each of the 26 countries in the open-travel Schengen Area is allowed to unilaterally put up border controls for a maximum of six months. That limit can be extended for up to two years if a member nation is found to be failing to protect its borders.

The documents show that EU policymakers are poised to declare that Greece is failing to sufficiently protect its border. Some 2,000 people are still arriving daily on Greek islands in smugglers' boats from Turkey.

A European official showed the documents to the AP on condition of anonymity because the documents are confidential.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, pressing the US government to stop creating the wars which have lead to these horrific, massive migrations (the worst since World War II) is something Europe is not yet prepared to do, yet should be doing!!

Feb 12 12:04

America’s Corrupt Media – How Reporters Took Direct Orders from Hillary Clinton’s Staff

If you really want to know how weak Hillary Clinton is as a candidate, you merely have to appreciate that the U.S. media essentially acts as her own personal PR firm, yet the public still recognizes her as a dishonest crook. Brace yourself for the following story, it’s huge.

Earlier this week, we learned from Gawker that at least one U.S. reporter traded content in his article for information from Hillary Clinton’s staff while she was Secretary of State. In what is an almost hard to believe exchange, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, agreed to insert specific words and imagery into his article in return for a copy of Hillary’s upcoming speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.

We have the exact exchange thanks to emails released from a 2012 Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA). Gawker reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why we can no longer trust corporate whorespondents or newsreaders to tell us anything that vaguely approximates the truth.

Their job, these days, is to cloak the filth of lies with the exquisitely beautiful silk of pre-determined narratives, which benefit those for whom they lie, either geopolitically, or economically.

In short, they are nearly all bought, and compromised.

Feb 12 11:56

RUSSIAN PM WARNS US, SAUDIS AGAINST STARTING ‘PERMANENT WAR’ WITH GROUND INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev told German media that sending foreign troops into Syria could unleash “yet another war on Earth.” The warning follows increasingly aggressive statements made by Saudi Arabia and Turkey amid Bashar Assad’s gains in Aleppo.

“All sides must be compelled to sit at the negotiating table, instead of unleashing yet another war on Earth,” Medvedev told Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper. “Any kinds of land operations, as a rule, lead to a permanent war. Look at what’s happened in Afghanistan and a number of other countries. I am not even going to bring up poor Libya.”

The PM was commenting on recent statements from Saudi Arabia claiming that it was ready to send ground troops to Syria, should Washington lead the way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cease-fire which has been announced is both fragile, and tenuous enough to be broken at any second, particularly by those with a vested interest in regime change in Syria.

Russia has played this perfectly, and appears definitely to be the adult at the table in these negotiations.

The "wild cards" right now are Turkey, various rebel groups, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. I hope the leadership in these countries will cool their jets, let the cease-fire take place, and let a political settlement in Syria play out, if this is at all humanly possible right now.

Because a war with Russia over the future of Syria is a really, really bad idea; and particularly so for the US government and military, because they do not have the troop strength, the manufacturing, the weaponry, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 12 10:41

Trucker allegedly beaten by Calif. patrol officers settles case, sum undisclosed

The officers repeatedly punched, then used a Taser on the 5-foot, 165-pound trucker the lawsuit states. The officers repeatedly pushed his head against the pavement, resulting in a concussion, contusions, convulsions and significant traumatic brain injury, Kozacenko claims. They also broke an upper left arm bone and left him with multiple fractures, according to court documents.

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Feb 12 10:19

The Debate Gaffe Isn’t Rubio’s Biggest Problem

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A bigger problem, <-> , is that the trust issue is too much to overcome.

Feb 12 10:08

BEX Alert!!! - "Four Arrests at Oregon Refuge End 41-Day Standoff"

Four antigovernment occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge peacefully surrendered Thursday, a day after the movement’s patriarch Cliven Bundy was arrested on federal charges upon his arrival at Portland’s airport.

Feb 12 09:56

Clinton Gets Back In The Game After (*nudge ~ nudge)Blowout Loss To Sanders(*wink ~ wink) In N.H.

(*LIVE FREE OR DIE! So if you're in the 60% that voted for Bernie , you now know which side of that equation you come up under .)

Feb 12 09:47

Jury Acquits Texas Deputy of Holding Knife To His Son's Throat

Deputy Ronald Bailey works for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. He was acquitted of all charges by a jury who took only an hour to decide the case. Bailey's employer, Bexar County Sheriff Susan L. Pamerleau,
states on their webpage: "I pledge to the citizens of Bexar County to make public safety my number one priority, with a strong foundation of stewardship of taxpayer dollars; improvements in jail operations; and family violence prevention initiatives."

Feb 12 09:42

3-minute rap video: Obama continues illegal US Wars of Aggression that’s killed 30 million+ since WW2. Arrests are when now?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4OI0GUCI_A

Lowkey’s 3-minute rap begins with history that validates global polling that the US is the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

The data confirm this conclusion:

Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them (81%).
These US-started armed attacks have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men.
The US has war-murdered more than Hitler’s Nazis.
US official reports now confirm all “reasons” the US told for current armed attacks were known to be false as they were told.
These lie-started US wars are not even close to lawful.

Feb 12 09:42

Families of Americans killed by Mexican cartels sue HSBC for laundering billions

Four families of Americans killed by Mexican drug cartels are suing British banking giant HSBC for allegedly contributing to their deaths by allowing the gangs to launder billions of dollars.

Feb 12 09:41

Teen girl sent by Boko Haram rips off suicide vest, refuses to bomb refugee camp

Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, a young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.

Feb 12 09:31

Instead of buying a yacht a stranger decides to pay for a class of kindergartners to go to college.

Burbank is pledging to fund each student's tuition for two years at community college and two years at a California state school -- or the equivalent if they want to attend elsewhere. All they have to do is draw a picture or write an essay each year about what going to college will mean for them and their families.

Feb 12 09:30

Parents outraged after students shown ‘white guilt’ cartoon for Black History Month

A Virginia school district has banned the use of an educational video about racial inequality after some parents complained that its messaging is racially divisive.

Feb 12 09:14

We must dispel myths surrounding protest

It is time to dispel a few myths about what is going on.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sat in her office Jan. 20 and drafted a letter to the U.S. attorney general and the director of the FBI. She wrote that negotiations with the “radicals” occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge had failed and insisted on a “swift resolution to this matter.”

Local officials, including Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, made similar demands. On Jan. 26, they got what they asked for.

Authorities, including the FBI, ambushed and arrested Ammon Bundy and others on their way to a meeting in neighboring Grant County. They shot LaVoy Finicum dead. He was not holding a weapon.

Feb 12 09:10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT

All young children have heroes …. mine was Abraham Lincoln. His name, as well as his image were very much a part of my childhood.

Feb 12 09:01

Oregon standoff: Cliven Bundy faces six federal charges over 2014 confrontation

Cliven Bundy, the father of Malheur national wildlife refuge occupiers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, has been charged with six federal crimes stemming from his confrontation with the federal government in 2014.

Feb 12 08:48

Company Responsible for Poisoning Thousands of Californians Charged with Misdemeanors

By Carey Wedler

The Porter Ranch gas leak has been billowing methane and other toxins into the suburban community north of Los Angeles since October of last year, sickening residents and forcing thousands of evacuations. Though emissions are now reportedly lower than they were at the height of the leak, the Aliso Canyon facility’s mishap has been deemed the worst in California’s history. Countless bureaucracies are involved in handling the ongoing disaster, but resolutions have been few and far between...

Feb 12 08:34

EPA Rule To Ban Car Modification

No more NASCAR. Obama just made more friends for liberty!

The Obama administration is looking to close down the automotive aftermarket. Tucked deep within a proposed rulemaking governing diesel truck engines, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced language that would prohibit any changes to an automobile's engine or exhaust after it leaves the factory. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) raised the alarm Monday after discovering the hidden provision.

Feb 12 08:17

FBI, SWAT teams, TSA Freaked Out As 74-year old Cliven Bundy Arrived In Oregon Prior To Arrest

A local news reporter who was at the airport when Cliven Bundy was arrested tweeted a blow-by-blow, photos, and passenger accounts of the whole affair.

Feb 12 07:53

ESPITE GLOBAL ECONOMY PLUMMETING INTO DESPAIR, MEGA BANKS BOAST ALL-TIME RECORD PROFITS

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“The U.S. banking industry earned net income of $163.63 billion in 2015, the highest net income of any year in the SNL bank regulatory database, which dates back to 1991… The largest four banks, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Bank of America NA, Wells Fargo Bank NA and Citibank NA together earned 42.7% of the industry’s income in 2015.”

Feb 12 07:12

Oregon Occupier Blaine Cooper Arrested Yesterday. In 2013, Cooper told John McCain he should be "Arrested And Tried For Treason"

Yesterday Oregon occupier Blaine Cooper was arrested by the FBI in Utah in front of his wife and daughters. Up until this point, Cooper had been one of the few Oregon protesters who had been allowed to leave the Wildlife Refuge without being arrested. His wife Melissa Cooper posted a series of messages on Facebook yesterday outlining what had happened.

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Feb 12 06:06

Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2 billion to settle financial crisis-era charges

Morgan Stanley is poised to pay $3.2 billion to settle federal and state charges that it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities that later soured during the financial crisis, the New York Attorney General's office said on Thursday.
Note: They defraud the public out of more than 10 billion and pay back 3.2 to the government. And of course nobody goes to jail...every!

Feb 12 05:07

Snyder to Flint: Pick up the phone. It's your governor

Fears over eating produce from gardens in Flint fed by suspect water. The plight of children who drank city water but now live elsewhere. A lack of information about how to survive when lead-tainted water still flows from taps.

Those were the revelations that Gov. Rick Snyder said he gleaned Thursday from talking to Flint residents by phone during a virtual town hall about the city's drinking water crisis.

(*I thought he was using his 'One Phone Call' after having been arrested , but NO! , he's still out there Throwing His Weight Around . )

Feb 12 04:48

Flint doctor examines link between miscarriages, water

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is among the researchers probing a possible link between miscarriages in Flint and elevated lead levels in the city's water supply.
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It wasn't until after Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the Hurley Medical Center and assistant professor at Michigan State University, sounded the alarm about lead poisoning in Flint children that local officials warned residents to stop drinking the water.

Feb 12 04:23

Methane Leak Temporarily Plugged

Massive California methane leak temporarily plugged, but more work awaits

The Porter Rancher gas leak has been temporarily capped, according to the Southern California Gas Company. The leak has forced thousands to leave their homes since being discovered in October.

Feb 12 04:10

Jeb Bush on Trail Talking About Trump

(*WHAT ABOUT THE ISSUES , Mister WannaBe President ? )

Feb 12 04:02

Clinton Attacks Sanders as 'Single Issue Candidate'

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Clinton has struggled to find a clear and inspiring message on the stump as Sanders makes uplifting promises. But during the PBS debate Thursday night in Milwaukee, Clinton adopted a new more measured tone to reflect her message, and honed her rhetoric.

(* What About The REAL Issues Mrs. "C" ? )
(*with a capital 'C')

Feb 12 03:53

Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Error 53' iPhone 6 Bricking

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"Error 53" is the error code that some iPhone 6 owners have received after third-party repairs that affect Touch ID were made to their iPhones, rendering the devices unusable.>>>

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Feb 11 17:00

Man ordered to tell police if he plans to have sex

definite mood-killer. He was acquitted but punished anyway.

snip: A further court hearing in May will decide whether the interim order should be made into a full order, which has a minimum duration of two years and can last indefinitely.

Sexual risk orders were introduced in England and Wales in March last year and can be applied to any individual who the police believe poses a risk of sexual harm, even if they have never been convicted of a crime.

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Feb 11 16:30

Oregon standoff: Cliven Bundy faces six federal charges over 2014 confrontation

Cliven Bundy, the father of Malheur national wildlife refuge occupiers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, has been charged with six federal crimes stemming from his confrontation with the federal government in 2014.

Feb 11 16:19

Former Top Obama Official Just Went Rogue And Dropped Bombshell About Hillary- ‘Unbelievable…’

President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believes that Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from being president in light of her alleged gross mishandling of classified material.

Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told the Daily Caller, “This is unbelievable. I don’t think anybody should be talking about her being potentially the next President of the United States.”

“I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out,” Flynn added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the intelligence community may be sending Hillary a message that she has become a live liability!

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Feb 11 15:17

Exclusive: Former Obama Defense Intel Chief Says Hillary Should ‘Step Down’

President Barack Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) believes Hillary Clinton should drop out of the presidential race to clear the way for the probe of her private email server by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) said he thought the former Secretary of State should leave the Democratic presidential race: ”I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out.”

Feb 11 15:16

RIP Free Speech: Watch This Cop Give a Ticket for OFFENDING Someone with... Words

Goodness gracious, me oh my, sweetie pie! It’s such a good thing the University of Texas at Austin PD was there to right this terrible wrong! When the highly sensitive and easily offended youth cannot walk about without fear of a microaggression or a big, bad word attacking them, this world is indeed a dark and troubling place.

It's like a large segment of the young people on today's college campuses have been brainwashed. Or lobotomized. Can't decide which. Maybe it's both. Apparently that's cops included.
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Feb 11 14:54

“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die”: The Secret Deaths of Dozens at Privatized Immigrant-Only Jails

A shocking new investigation about private prisons has revealed dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances inside these facilities in recent years.

Feb 11 14:08

Massive depot fire in New Jersey

Massive plumes of black smoke rose from a Hillsborough, New Jersey train depot. Firefighters are on the scene.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, users on social media reported the blaze. Multiple fire trucks and dozens of firefighters from the Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Company could arrived at the scene. Strong winds pushed the thick black smoke miles eastward far from the scene of the fire.

Feb 11 13:55

Oregon standoff ends with last occupier surrendering

The last four remaining activists occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon hinterlands have surrendered, ending the 41-day standoff with local and federal authorities. One of them held out for two hours, rambling on the internet before surrendering.

David Fry of Ohio, Jeff Banta of Nevada, and Sean and Sandy Anderson of Idaho have insisted they would only surrender if the government did not press charges.

Negotiations over their surrender to the federal agents were being mediated by Nevada state assemblywoman Michelle Fiore and televangelist Franklin Graham. An activist has broadcast the talks via a YouTube live stream.

Feb 11 13:29

Judge Napolitano Says New Revelations Mean FBI ‘Now Has Leverage’ in Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

“Mrs. Clinton was so reckless in the manner in which she sent out top secret emails, knowingly sending them to people who weren’t authorized to receive them,” Napolitano said on Fox News on Thursday.

“We know…that their acceptance, discussion and transfer of this is a felony. We know…that the FBI now has leverage. That the Justice Department can indict her top aides and trade with them…testimony against Mrs. Clinton in return for a deal with them,” Napolitano said.

Feb 11 13:29

‘That’s bad, right?’ Hillary’s email trouble might have just deepened (if that’s even possible)

She sure went to a lot of effort to make this fake imaginary GOP-devised scandal look like a real scandal.

Feb 11 13:28

State Dept: Top Official Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Server, Even Though He Was On Email Discussing It

A spokesman for the State Department insisted during a press conference on Wednesday that Patrick Kennedy, the Under Secretary of Management at the department, was not aware Hillary Clinton maintained a private server in her home while she was secretary of state.

But that claim — made by spokesman Mark Toner — is a curious one given that emails published by The Daily Caller last month show that Kennedy was involved in an August 2011 email exchange with two of Clinton’s top aides and another State Department official in which Clinton’s private email server was discussed.

Feb 11 13:27

Official: Top Clinton aides also handled ‘top secret’ intel on server

At least a dozen email accounts handled the “top secret” intelligence that was found on Hillary Clinton’s server and recently deemed too damaging for national security to release, a U.S. government official close to the review told Fox News.

Feb 11 13:27

Judge orders four more Hillary Clinton email releases

A federal judge has ordered the State Department to make four additional releases of Hillary Clinton's emails between Saturday and the end of February.

U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras issued an order Thursday requiring State to release batches of the still-undisclosed portion of Clinton's emails on Feb. 13, 19 and 26 with "all remaining documents" released by "the close of business" on Feb. 29.

Feb 11 12:39

Seth Freed Wessler on Uncovering the Deaths of Dozens at Privatized Immigrant-Only Jails

A shocking new investigation about private prisons has revealed dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances inside these facilities in recent years.

Feb 11 11:56

BBC CORRESPONDENT CONFIRMS USE OF SECRET COURTS BUT CAN’T REPORT IT

“The use of secret courts is a place where trials take place that is not open to the public, nor generally reported in the news and generally no official record of the case or the judge’s verdict is made available. Often there is no legal allegation. The accused is usually not able to obtain the counsel of an lawyer or confront witnesses for the prosecution, and the proceedings are characterised by a perceived miscarriage of justice to the benefit of the ruling powers of the society. This is the stuff of cold war Russia and Nazi Germany – right? Think again.”

Feb 11 11:45

Alabama cop charged with handcuffing girlfriend and throwing her down stairs — weeks after similar attack

An Alabama police officer was arrested for allegedly handcuffing his girlfriend and throwing her down a flight of stairs.

Officer Adam Voss, of Birmingham police, was charged with third-degree domestic violence/assault early Saturday in connection with the attack, but court records show a history of domestic abuse, reported AL.com.

Feb 11 11:44

BBC CORRESPONDENT CONFIRMS USE OF SECRET COURTS BUT CAN’T REPORT IT

“The use of secret courts is a place where trials take place that is not open to the public, nor generally reported in the news and generally no official record of the case or the judge’s verdict is made available. Often there is no legal allegation. The accused is usually not able to obtain the counsel of an lawyer or confront witnesses for the prosecution, and the proceedings are characterised by a perceived miscarriage of justice to the benefit of the ruling powers of the society. This is the stuff of cold war Russia and Nazi Germany – right? Think again.”

Feb 11 11:41

UK SURVEILLANCE BILL CONDEMNED BY A PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE, FOR THE THIRD TIME

Paul Strasburger sits in the House of Lords as a Libdem peer; he sits on the Joint Select Committee that is the latest Parliamentary group to scrutinise the Investigatory Powers Bill (AKA the Snoopers Charter) and, as with the previous investigations, he's concluded that the spying bill is a dangerous, poorly drafted, overbroad dog's breakfast.

Feb 11 11:39

The Department of Justice Prepares to Step up War on Domestic Extremists

By Derrick Broze

Senior officials with the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced possible legal changes which could allow the government greater room to combat so-called “anti-government extremists”...

Feb 11 10:21

Cliven Bundy Now Occupying a Jail Cell After FBI Agents Arrested Him Last Night in Oregon

He faces a conspiracy charge to interfere with a federal officer — the same charge lodged against two of his sons, Ammon and Ryan, for their role in the Jan. 2 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns. He also faces weapons charges.

Feb 11 10:15

Air Force general faints at briefing on plane budget

video

'What F-35 will do to ya':

Feb 11 10:14

The Game is Over – Market Perspective

The fuse has been lit. The world economy is in serious trouble and we have the worst possible people at the helm. You have Obama who wants to double the funding now for the SEC and CFTC to go after the banks because he smells blood. He also wants to add a $10 tax to oil just because he see something else he can tax.

The question becomes, just how long can we try to climb out of this mess before it consumes the entire rope? It does appear that the greatest period of turmoil will be 2017 moving into 2020. Whatever can go wrong – will go wrong. We have everything culminating from a Sovereign Debt Crisis to the War Cycle intermixed with political destabilization.

Indeed, 2017 is going to be the year from political hell. With election is Germany, France, and the referendum in Britain exiting the EU, we then throw in the real potential for the election in the States to flip to Trump. The world as we have known it is coming undone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 11 10:11

Ted Nugent Criticized From All Sides For Anti-Semitic Facebook Post

Aging rock star and NRA Board member Ted Nugent made a controversial Facebook post yesterday which has drawn bipartisan condemnation from both left and right- leaning Jewish groups, and what appears to be a broad-based coalition of gun owners as well... Nugent used a photo of a number of Jewish gun control supporters, where each individual photo was overlaid with an Israeli flag, with anti-Israeli or anti- Jewish conspiracy claims posted with some of the photos.

Feb 11 10:10

Genius: FATCA has brought in just $13.5 billion in revenue on a cost of $1 trillion

trying to squeeze money out of people who had to leave the US to seek economic opportunity elsewhere fails spectacularly

Feb 11 10:07

Refuge occupiers, FBI work toward standoff end Thursday morning

The last four holdouts at the Malheur refuge may surrender as early as 8 a.m. Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At least a bloodbath was avoided. But the public is now more aware than before that the BLM has been acting outside the limits of the Constitution.

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