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May 20 14:53

Convicted paedophile who boasted about raping three month old baby found dead in his cell

A paedophile who repeatedly raped a baby has died after being found unresponsive in his prison cell.

Robin Hollyson, 31, was part of a gang that attacked babies, toddlers and pre-school children in abuse that was streamed over the internet.
The men, described as “beyond human instinct” by a judge, preyed on the families of youngsters to gain access to them, in one case grooming a mother and father before their baby’s birth.

Chat logs revealed the gang would offer advice on using “date rape” drugs or over-the-counter medication to drowse children and babies.

Hollyson, from Bedfordshire in England, was one of seven men convicted of 29 child sex abuse offences, including the multiple rape of an 11-month-old.

May 20 14:34

Creeping Nazism in Israel

Uri Avnery draw on his personal experience of Germany on the eve of the Nazi party’s victory, and during the early years of Nazism, to show that similar processes of creeping Nazism are underway in Israel today.

May 20 12:47

Firebombing at GOOGLE HQ

May 20 11:27

FTC rejects congressional request to investigate Clinton Foundation

The federal agency responsible for consumer protection is refusing a request from members of Congress to investigate the nonprofit Clinton Foundation.

"When the [Federal Trade] Commission can establish that an entity claiming to be a charity is in fact operating to profit itself or its members, i.e., is a 'sham charity,' the Commission can bring an enforcement action against the entity for making deceptive representations to donors," Democratic Commission Chair Edith Ramirez wrote in a Thursday letter to House members.

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Yep, Hillary is blackmailing the whole government now!

May 20 11:26

Patriots being singled out, limited, on gun purchases

A self-proclaimed patriot by the name of Gavin Seim discovered recently that his Constitutional rights had been limited when he tried to enter a sporting goods store and purchase a gun.

Little did Seim know, his application, request, was to be held up. So Seim took action and called the FBI.

Shepard Ambellas breaks down this event and more on today’s podcast.

May 20 10:31

Angel-faced Youtuber, 18, is kicked off the site after sharing racist views and singing Happy Birthday to Hitler - with swastika CUPCAKES

A racist vlogger has been booted off YouTube after she sang happy birthday to Hitler and called black people ''n*****' in her videos

The woman, known as Evalion, caused outrage by calling Hitler a 'brilliant' and 'compassionate man and condemning Jewish people.

Her true identity isn't known but she is believed to be 18, living in Canada and well spoken.

Evalion's channel was suspended after a profilic YouTuber, called Leafyishere uploaded a video about her entitled 'The Most Racist Girl On The Entire internet'.

(Note: The Overton Window shifts)

May 20 09:30

STOP TPP: YOU! …are the “technical barrier to trade [greed]”

Author’s Note: This is Part Five of a series on the upcoming threat of TPP. The previous report was direct from the 2012 San Diego TPP negotiations re-published by Intellihub to bring urgent awareness of the threat of TPP to its

May 20 09:28

‘Google It’: Oklahoma Execution Ordered To Go Ahead Despite Wrong Drugs Being Delivered

The governor of Oklahoma’s top lawyer is out of a job after insisting that a state execution proceed despite prison officials receiving the wrong drug for carrying it out, while telling a deputy attorney general alerting him to the problem to “Google it.”

May 20 09:27

Greek officials find debris, ‘airplane seat, luggage and human remains’ in Mediterranean Sea

Aircraft debris found in Mediterranean Sea likely from downed EgyptAir flight

May 20 09:22

San Francisco Police Chief Steps Down After Killings

The chief of police in the West Coast US city of San Francisco has resigned over pressure from a number of high-profile killings at the hands of law enforcement officers there.

Chief Greg Suhr quit Thursday just hours after an officer fatally shot a black woman in the latest string of police killings.

May 20 09:18

Is Homeland Security’s Royals ‘panty raid’ at Birdies turning into Pantygate?

The raid on Birdies was initiated by feds so local agents could “get their numbers up,” documents newly released to Vice Sports suggestBY ERIC ADLER

eadler@kcstar.com
Talk about a Royal embarrassment.

In October 2014, the actions of two Kansas City agents from the Department of Homeland Security generated critical national headlines as the Royals were making their run to become American League champions. The agents, both with guns on their hips, entered the tiny Birdies lingerie shop in the Crossroads on Oct. 21, 2014, on what quickly was dubbed a federal “panty raid.”

May 20 09:03

Economists have a century of failure behind them. No wonder they back Remain now

Over the past few weeks, David Cameron and George Osborne have been claiming, over and again, that those of us who support Brexit have lost the economic argument. They want us to concede that we only really care about “sovereignty”, and to accept that this would come at a heavy cost in terms of forgone prosperity.

It’s a convenient narrative for the Remain side, and one which underpins its strategy to win the referendum. It’s also utter nonsense.

May 20 09:00

4 dead as police copter crashes in southern France

A French police helicopter has crashed in mountainous regions in southwestern France, killing four officers on board.

Local media said Friday that the copter went down during a training operation not far from the Spanish border.

May 20 08:45

Rapper threatens Trump with war, claims to be working with ISIS

A rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, claimed last weekend to be working with ISIS terrorists during a threat made towards Republican candidate Donald Trump.

May 20 08:44

Policing The Dystopia

For 15 years, Americans have been living in a constant state of “wartime” without any of the obvious signs of war. There is no draft. The public has in no way been mobilized.

May 20 08:41

MEDICAL CANNABIS FOR MILITARY VETERANS PASSES CONGRESS, HEADS TO OBAMA’S DESK

Both the House and Senate approved measures Thursday to block the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) from enforcing its rule that prohibits its doctors from even discussing the treatment. Veterans are celebrating the development since they know how medical cannabis offers a natural and less addictive alternative to mainstream prescription drugs, especially painkillers. Marijuana can treat conditions like PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

May 20 08:21

Walmart Won’t Bow To PC Bathroom Crowd Like Target, Reaps The Rewards!

The Political Insider recently reported on sales plummeting at Target retail stores due to their controversial transgender bathroom policy.

As Kosar writes, “It’s clear that the massive number of people who are furious about their bathroom policy has hurt them financially.”

Not only is Target in a tailspin over a massive boycott of their stores due to rules that would allow men to share restrooms with women, but their chief competitor – the store every liberal loves to hate – Walmart, has seen their sales surge because they don’t have the same rules.

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May 20 08:10

London's Muslim Mayor Khan Tells 'Ignorant' Trump to Focus On All the Muslims NOT Killing People

As part of his ongoing jihad against Donald Trump, London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan called on him to stop focusing on the Muslim "terrorists" and "bad people" committing terrorism in the name of Islam and instead focus on those NOT killing people. Khan also repeated his threat that Muslims will start killing people if they're not let into the US.

May 20 08:06

Ann Coulter: "Americans Don't Want Immigration ... Why Can't We Have a Home?"

Ann Coulter tactfully raised the specter of white genocide while being interviewed on BBC Radio 4, noting how "everyone else" in the world is allowed to have "a home" except for Americans.

Speaking about the flooding of America with foreign immigrants, Ann Coulter said: "Americans don't want immigration."

"They don't want anymore."

"Why can't we have a home?" she asked.

May 20 05:35

Small business owner explains unintended consequences of Obamacare

Over just the last few months we’ve shown the stunning developments that have taken place in the insurance industry as a result of Obamacare. Namely that insurance companies have begun a mass exodus from Obamacare markets because it is

May 19 23:09

Former PA Governor Ed Rendell Says “Ugly Women Won’t Vote for Trump”… So Does That Mean Hillary Has the Ugly Vote on Lock?

Former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell recently said that Trump’s statements such as “You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,” etc. will come back to haunt him on election day because “There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally.”

In other words, ugly women won’t vote for Trump.

May 19 23:07

Kansas Judge Rules People Don’t Have to Prove They Are US Citizens to Vote Here

So, in effect, you now have to show more information about yourself to buy a can of beer (or a pack of cigarettes or to open a bank account or to get a loan or to by a rated M for mature video game or to rent a hotel room or to drive a car or to ride on an airplane or fill in the blank with dozens of other examples) in this country… than you do to be allowed to vote here.

While the left cries that such voter ID laws are horrible because they are tantamount to “voter disenfranchisement,” it really does beg the question: how can you be disenfranchised if you are not a US citizen in the first place?

Because like it or not, US citizens are absolutely used to showing ID all the time for pretty much everything in this country and it is doubtful the majority of legal US citizens would even blink about being asked to show an ID if asked to in order to legally vote here. So who does that leave?

May 19 23:06

Now the Us Govt Is Literally Telling Us How to Make a Grocery List (Like We’re All Complete Idiots)

And here I thought making a grocery list involved all those mathematical formulations my high school algebra teacher swore we’d use every day as adults (but I found out later are really only used by algebra teachers), mixed with some of those Dr. Frankenstein bubbling beakers filled with brightly colored science lab chemicals, and topped off with a pinch of Mary Poppins magic and a fairy kiss!

How did anyone in this country ever manage to make it through a trip to the grocery shopping without this absolutely life changing information?

May 19 23:04

“You F***ing Kidding Me?”: TSA Lines Now Three Hours Long, Airports Offer Clowns and Horses to Entertain Angry Travelers

The problem with long lines at airports and people missing flights all due to the TSA has gotten so bad, airports are literally resorting to clowns to entertain passengers while they wait.

Because if there’s anything that will make you feel better about being screwed over by the TSA at the airport, it’s a guy dressed in an obnoxious costume juggling things and honking one of those big cartoonish horns in your face.

May 19 23:03

His Lawyer Just Revealed What O.J. Simpson Whispered to Him After the “Not Guilty” Verdict Was Read

No, it wasn’t, “I totally did it LOL.”

It was a secret up until this week, but former O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro has finally revealed what exactly it was that O.J. Simpson whispered to him right after the “not guilty” verdict was announced at his murder trial.

May 19 21:29

Clinton Delegate Turns Whistleblower and Reveals #NVDemConvention Fraud

Hillary Delegate: Party leaders were told they could scrub anyone they wanted. It came from the State level, meaning Roberta Lange. Me and my husband's name where removed. I complained and showed proof...we were added back. And text came in from the state level, meaning Roberta Lange, saying "we are setting up Nevada for Hillary" Party leaders were told they can scrub anyone they wanted. We we went to vote and mysteriously my husband's had been removed.

May 19 19:31

Debunked: Lies About About #NVDemConvention Voilence & Threats Against Roberta Lange

The DNC is trying to paint the Sanders camp as the instigators of violence at the Nevada Convention. There were threats made to Roberta Lange but the truth is it wasn't because of those who attended. It came from a small group of online users not at the convention. You need to push back and stay strong!

And see this:

Clinton Delegate Turns Whistleblower and Reveals #NVDemConvention Fraud

May 19 18:59

Poisoned Fields - Glyphosate, the underrated risk?

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some claim it is completely harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A topical investigation into a controversial substance.

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May 19 16:52

Two American Missionaries Found Slain In Jamaica

Authorities are searching for those responsible for the baffling slayings of two American missionaries in Jamaica over the weekend.

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May 19 14:23

US Government's Own Report Shows Toxic TPP "Not Worth Passing"

The government's own assessment of the toxic Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) shows that the controversial trade deal will produce negligible economic benefits while damaging most Americans' jobs and wages.

The U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) report (pdf), issued Wednesday, shows that the TPP "would likely have only a small positive effect on U.S. growth," Reuters reported.

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May 19 13:21

FLASHBACK - 400 MISSILES STOLEN IN BENGHAZI… 20,000 MISSILES STOLEN IN TRIPOLI… 20,000 M-16S STOLEN IN KUWAIT… RELATED?

By now most have probably heard about the 400 surface-to-air missiles that were stolen in Benghazi.

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May 19 13:16

In rural Maine, a life of solitude and larceny - Police say hermit stole to survive 27 years in woods

ROME, Maine — Christopher Knight told police he had lived undetected in the woods for 27 years, spoken to only one person in that time, and not made a single purchase since the mid-1980s. But Knight knew how to steal, authorities said, and how to stay hidden even though his tent lay within 600 yards of the nearest cabin. Such is the singular world of the man dubbed the North Pond Hermit by the long-spooked residents here, where Knight is believed to have committed more than 1,000 burglaries for food, fuel, tools, and clothing since he left a computer-technician job and retreated to the forest. Now, the 47-year-old is residing in the Kennebec County Correctional Facility in Augusta, facing burglary and theft charges, as banjo players rhapsodize about him and bewildered Mainers shake their heads at the thought of 27 winters in the open.

May 19 13:13

Glyphosate EU approval decision postponed as concerns refuse to go away

Commenting on the development, Green environment and food safety spokesperson Bart Staes stated:

"This latest postponement is a sign that the significant opposition to reapproving glyphosate is being taken seriously by key EU governments. It is clear that the EU Commission and the agro-chemical industry were hell-bent on bulldozing through the approval of glyphosate for unrestricted use for a long timeframe but thankfully this push has been headed off for now. We hope this postponement will convince more EU governments to join in opposing the approval of this controversial substance and, at the very least, to proactively propose comprehensive restrictions on its use.

"The Commission cannot keep coming back with proposals that do not address the concerns with glyphosate. Instead, it needs to finally recognise that there are major problems with glyphosate and legislate for this.

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May 19 12:39

Vietnam says U.S.-based group, culprit behind social disturbance

Social order in Vietnam's capital Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City have been recently disrupted due to mass gatherings held in the name of environment protection using the context of the unusual mass fish deaths in the country's central coastal region.

"The U.S.-based terrorist organization Viet Tan was the real culprit behind the social disturbances," according to Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA on Wednesday.

Viet Tan members inside and outside the country incited people, including juveniles and ex-convicts, to gather at public places. They even delivered money to participants, with the hidden intention of blowing up the protest into a riot, thus hindering the upcoming general elections, said VNA.

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May 19 12:30

Ex-NTSB Investigator on MS804: ‘Commercial planes don’t make abrupt turns’

Greg Feith, a former investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, says there does not appear there was another aircraft in the area to avoid when EgyptAir MS804 disappeared, making it harder to understand why the plane would take evasive action.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Air traffic radars do not track aircraft, they track aircraft transponders! A non-transpondered target would not show up on the ATC radar. So we cannot rule out that MS804 was taking evasive action from a real threat, such as a military missile.

It is a tragic reality that dozens of civilian aircraft have been accidentally shot down by the military over the years, including the Itavia DC-9 incident which also happened over the Mediterranean.

May 19 12:10

THE CLINTON-COLOMBIA CONNECTION

In 2008, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decried repression of labor unions in Colombia One June 29, 2009, one day after Honduran military leaders ousted their country’s democratically elected president, President Obama publicly branded the coup illegal and denounced it as “a terrible precedent.” Yet even as he spoke, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ensuring that U.S. aid continued and that major capitals would recognize the new regime. Human rights activists have long decried her for abandoning democratic rights and values in Honduras. But many have overlooked her cozy embrace of the morally compromised Latin American leader who happened to be sharing the White House podium when Obama made his remarks: Colombian President Álvaro Uribe.

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May 19 12:02

WOW Spotted on the Bill Gates Bookshelf

check out this photo of his bookshelf that appeared on Wired. Who knows what books they have circled, but you can see Tom Woods' book Meltdown on the top shelf, second to last standing book. This is damn fascinating. Meltdown is a hardcore explanation of what really caused the 2008 financial crisis. That Gates has this on what appears to be an exclusive bookshelf (Gates has an Einstein and Steve Jobs book on the same shelf!) tells you he knows what caused the crisis. Woods did a great job in this book.

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May 19 11:34

Oh-My-Gosh I Sang "Where Do I Begin" (Love Story) To My Wife In Our Den & Got A Copyright Claim From A Corporation On YouTube 2 Days Later

This is hilarious, if not a bit absurd. The other day I posted a cute story of a couple we met at Newport Beach, who were getting engaged at that very moment in Corona Del Mar. As the couple kissed they were videotaped by some friends, and I couldn't resist but start singing 'Where Do I Begin,' a classic sappy love song by Andy Williams, also done Johnny Mathis and probably hundreds of other singers. So I post a video of me from our den singing this song to my wife. Next thing I know I get threatening e-mails about copyright infringement! Ha ha! Only in America! The corporation said they will let me keep up the song if I agree to share revenue with them.

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May 19 11:15

House Votes Down Proposal To End 2001 War Authorization

There will be no end to the president’s endless war authority.

In a 138-285 vote, the House rejected an amendment Wednesday night that would have repealed the sprawling 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force passed in the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The amendment would have revoked the 2001 AUMF within 90 days of the president signing the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed Wednesday night, 277-147.

As amendment sponsor Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) noted on Wednesday, the Congressional Research Service says the broad war authorization has been used to justify military action in 14 countries a total of 37 times — 18 from President George W. Bush, and 19 from President Barack Obama.

“And this report only looks at unclassified incidents,” Lee said. “How many other times has it been used without the knowledge of Congress or the American people?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, House of Representatives, for completely shirking your duty to those people you allegedly represent!!

The Constitution of the United States states, very emphatically, that only Congress can declare war.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution, sometimes referred to as the War Powers Clause, vests in the Congress the power to declare war, in the following wording: [The Congress shall have Power...] To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water

By not repealing the AUMF, the House has given the current, and future Presidents the power, and blank check, to wage wars against any countries where they believe the leadership of those countries to be an existential threat to the US government.

These undeclared wars have no place in activities of an alleged a democratic republic, and should be soundly, and thoroughly debated, and declared, rather than just be covert military actions the justifications for which never truly see the light of day.

And, it must be remembered that George W.Bush's activation of the AUMF was based on false claims of Saddam's weapons and involvement with 9-11, rendering the AUMF legally null and void, and the war itself a war crime.

Shame on all of you for your cowardice!!

May 19 11:12

Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s”

Yoko Ono shocked reporters yesterday when she responded to a question concerning the presidential run of Hillary Clinton and the possibility that she could become the first woman President of the United States in American history.

The artist and widow of John Lennon, who is in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art, totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her “intimately”.

The celebrity admitted laughingly to having “a fling” with her at the time and acknowledged her election “would be a great advancement for LGBT and Women rights in America” she added.

May 19 10:59

Susan Rice Tells College Grads There Are Too Many White People In Top Government Posts

Speaking to graduates of Florida International University, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice lamented on Wednesday that there are too many white people in top government positions. The lack of diversity, she added, puts our nation at risk because they all think alike.

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Imagine the reaction if Susan has said There Are Too Many Black People In Top Government Posts, or There Are Too Many Jews In Top Government Posts? When was open season declared on white people? Who decided that racism against whites was acceptable? Will the US descend to the level of South Africa, or Zimbabwe, where whites are forbidden to own land?

May 19 10:57

Power Loves the Dark

In its report, released last May, the Task Force on 21st Century Policing emphasized the crucial role of technology in promoting better law enforcement, highlighting the use of police body cameras in creating greater openness. “Implementing new technologies,” it claimed, “can give police departments an opportunity to fully engage and educate communities in a dialogue about their expectations for transparency, accountability, and privacy.”

And while the task force’s report says all the right things, a little digging reveals that the feds not only aren’t putting the brakes on improper police use of technology, but are encouraging it — even subsidizing the misuse of the very technology the task force believes will keep cops honest. To put it bluntly, a techno-utopia isn’t remotely on the horizon, but its flipside may be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technology seems to be leading law enforcement down the dark road to nightmarish invasions of personal privacy we can barely begin to comprehend right now.

May 19 10:35

WHY GOOGLE WANTS TO SURGICALLY PLANT A CAMERA IN YOUR EYE

Nowadays we all know that Google has about as many scruples (or lack thereof) as any other major corporation. Their bottom line depends on targeted advertising, and that means that every product or service they provide is given to their customers with the sole intent of invading their privacy.

The patent is for an optical implant that would place a camera inside your eyeball.

And of course, the owner of one of these cameras would have to accept the fact that everything they see and do would be tracked by Google. They would be privy to your most private and intimate moments. In time, they would come to know you better than any other human being.

But as much as the wearer’s intentions are a concern, they’re not the only ones you’d have to worry about. All of those connection points and signals mean that your lens camera would be capable of broadcasting and recording everything. That information could, conceivably, be used much the same way your browsing data is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have two words with which to respond to this idea: HELL, NO!!

May 19 10:34

Reverse Engineering 'The New World Order' End Game (Part 2) - blackbird9's Breakfast Club Podcast

Host Frederick C. Blackburn concludes his discussion on Reverse Engineering "The New World Order" End Game objectives with how the "Learned Helplessness Conditioning" work of Martin Seligman, the "Stanford Prison Experiment" work of Philip Zimbardo, and the "Cognitive Dissonance Mental Stress" and the "Social Comparison" work of Leon Festinger also laid the foundation for the current Jewish 4th Generation Asymmetrical Psychological Warfare "White Genocide" campaign against Western Civilization to establish their Talmudic Noahide Law based global government.

In the second hour, he used this model to analyze several recent news events and trends on social media.

May 19 10:29

RADAR: ‘BOMBSHELL’ DOCUMENTARY ‘CLINTON CASH’ ‘DELVES DEEP INTO CORRUPTION’ TO SHOW HOW HILLARY GOT ‘FILTHY RICH’

Radar Online reports that the new documentary film “Clinton Cash” based on Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book of the same name, “delves deep into the corruption within” the Clinton family to show how Bill and Hillary Clinton became “filthy rich.”
Read the excerpt below (emphasis in the original):

Donald Trump as a net worth of nearly $10 billion thanks to his many business deals over the years. But despite living life as public servants, Bill and Hillary Clinton have somehow managed to rack up a jaw-dropping net worth of $150 million. A new documentary, Clinton Cash, reveals just how they did it.

Based on a 2015 book by Peter Schweizer, Clinton Cash, explores how the Clintons climbed from “dead broke” in 2001, to filthy rich today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please see both the trailer and the film, and encourage everyone you know to see them as well.

The American voting public needs to be educated about what a vote for Hillary Clinton means to the future of this country by November.

May 19 10:24

Trump Destroys Hillary in Under 3 Weeks, Now Leading in Two National Polls

Hillary Clinton's huge lead has evaporated after sustaining less than three weeks of attacks from Donald Trump.

As predicted, the woman is completely untested.

Bernie Sanders, whom the left should absolutely despise right now for being a spineless coward, did nothing to attack Hillary nor put her through any kind of trial by fire. Instead, he defended her on her email scandal and said her "alleged" serial rapist husband's serial rapes are not an issue.

May 19 10:24

REPORT SHOWS “RESPECTED” NRC SCIENTISTS BOUND TO BIG AG

On the day before the National Research Council was scheduled to release its “multi-year research report” regarding GMO food and GM crops, Food and Water Watch has released its own report revealing numerous conflicts of interest at both the NRC and the National Academy of Sciences.

The report entitled, “Under the Influence: the National Research Council on GMOS,” details millions of dollars of donations by biotech companies and Big Ag companies like Monsanto to the NRC and provides evidence of a pact-panel of scientists enlisted by the NRC to conduct studies on GMOs. Food and Water Watch describes what is essentially a revolving door of staff directors at the NRC who move back and forth between the federally chartered organization and Big Ag corporations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete and utter absence of) surprise!!

May 19 10:20

HOUSE REPUBLICANS RIG HEARING TO BLOCK CONSUMERS FROM GOING TO COURT

The ink was barely dry on a proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to restore the rights of banking customers to take their grievances into a court of law instead of a system of forced arbitration, when House Republicans threw together a hearing yesterday to scaremonger over make-believe evils of the proposal. The hearing was convened by the Republican-controlled Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee and not-so-subtly titled “Examining the CFPB’s Proposed Rulemaking on Arbitration: Is it in the Public Interest and for the Protection of Consumers?”

The American Law Litigation Daily called the hearing “seriously lopsided.” ValueWalk called it “skewed.” We’re calling it brazenly rigged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, here is the reality of our alleged "Congressional Representatives"; they only represent the corporations which fund their campaigns, and We the People can simply go to hell.

It is, indeed, distressing to have to think like this, but this is who and what they are; corporate whores who sell their services for corporate money or privilege.

May 19 10:12

EMPIRE OF LIES: HOW THE US CONTINUES TO DECEIVE THE WORLD ABOUT PUERTO RICO

"There are three kinds of lies," said Mark Twain. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics." Unfortunately for Puerto Rico, this is not an aphorism; it is an operating principle.

Separated by an ocean and a language from the mainland, Puerto Ricans have watched the US government lie brazenly and repeatedly -- to the American people and the world at large -- about its actions and interests in the Caribbean.

The latest walk down liar's lane is a cut to the minimum wage, as proposed by the US House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources.

Efforts to Lower the Minimum Wage

On April 12, 2016, the House Committee on Natural Resources released HR 4900: the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, with the acronym of PROMESA. The bill creates a Financial Control Board, which will act as a collection agency for the hedge funds/vulture funds throughout the island.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is actually very simple; the US government wants to do to Puerto Rico...what it has done to Haiti.

As reported at thenation.com in January of last year:

he corrugated metal fences surrounding construction sites in downtown Port-au-Prince are covered with a simple message: “Haiti ap vanse,” or “Haiti is moving forward.” Where once many thousands of people made tattered tents and makeshift shelters their home, now massive concrete shells and cranes stand tall amidst the rubble. Returning to Haiti, along with much of the world’s major media, for the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 and displaced 1.5 million, it’s impossible not to see some signs that Haiti is in fact “moving forward.” The large camps of internally displaced persons, the most visible sign of the quake’s lasting impact, have for the most part been cleared, though certainly some remain. But beneath the veneer of progress, a more disturbing reality is apparent. Eighteen kilometers north on the dusty hillsides overlooking the sea is Canaan, an informal city now home to hundreds of thousands of people and, according to the State Department, on its way to becoming the second-largest city in Haiti. “It’s a living hell,” says Alexis, one of the area’s residents, as we sit overlooking a new $18 million sports complex built by the Olympic Committee for Haitian national teams at the foot of the hills. “I’ll stay here because I can’t afford to go anywhere else,” she adds. Like many others here, Alexis received rental support from an NGO to move out of the camps in Haiti’s capital, but when it ran out, she was displaced all over again. While no longer facing the constant threat of eviction, Alexis faces a new set of problems: there are no government services in Canaan, water is scarce, employment even more so. Five years ago, it took just seconds for hundreds of thousands of homes to crumble and crack. More than a million Haitians took to the streets, sleeping under the stars wherever space allowed, taking comfort that the only thing that could still fall was the sky. Almost just as quickly, the global aid-industrial complex was set in motion; the first no-bid contracts for groups responding to the crisis were awarded just days after. In a few months, the international community would come together, pledging $10 billion in relief and promising that this time would be different. No more of the failed policies of the past, in which the flow of foreign aid undermined the Haitian government; this time Haiti would “build back better.” But after five years and billions of dollars, just 9,000 new homes have been built. And so, the big question five years later remains: “Where did the money go?” The funds pledged were enough to hand every single Haitian a check for $1,000. Yet compared to the lofty expectations, the internationally led reconstruction process has been a failure. To answer the question, you have to forget the notion that foreign aid is simply an altruistic endeavor to better the lives of those in need. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has spent more than $1.5 billion in Haiti, explains its goal as “furthering America’s interests.” In a more candid assessment, contained in a document now over a decade old and no longer publicly available, USAID explained that “the principal beneficiary of America’s foreign assistance programs has always been the United States.” Evidence from Haiti backs this up. For every $1 that USAID has spent, less than one penny went directly to Haitian organizations, be it the Haitian government or in Haiti’s private sector. More than 50 cents went to Beltway firms—handling everything from housing construction, rubble removal, health services, security and more—located in DC, Maryland and Virginia. As a jobs creator back home, USAID’s Haiti reconstruction effort has been an astounding success. The single largest recipient of USAID funding in Haiti was a for-profit, DC-based firm, Chemonics International, through USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives. In an earlier contract with Chemonics released through Freedom of Information Act requests, USAID clearly explained: “While humanitarian aid is distributed on the basis of need alone, transition assistance is allocated with an eye to advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives and priorities.” A relevant example of just that philosophy is that the vast majority of USAID-financed houses were built many hours north of Port-au-Prince, where the need is greatest, in Caracol, the site of a shiny, new industrial park, which received high-level support from Bill and Hillary Clinton. And while the plan had been to build 15,000 houses, only 900 currently have been built. At the same time, a reliance on foreign contractors and imported materials led costs to balloon from $55 million to over $90 million. In October 2014, barely a year after the first families moved in to homes in Caracol, USAID awarded $4.5 million to yet another American firm to oversee massive repairs needed to fix the faulty work of the first contractor. This is the damage caused by putting political priorities and American business interests over the needs of those on the ground. But Chemonics, whose contract with USAID explicitly states that decisions about what programs to fund “will be based upon US foreign policy interests in consultation” with the State Department, worked to further USAID’s objectives of “counter[ing] the destabilizing effects” and the “growing discontent” with the pace of reconstruction. It ran PR for the new industrial park, installing benches and flower planters in nearby areas to “project a positive image.” An audit later noted that the flowers soon died “from lack of care,” while the mayor decried the lack of community involvement. But business was good for Chemonics, whose CEO at the time received a $2.5 million bonus.

Just as with Puerto Rico, Haiti was about profits in the US, and not the betterment of the situation of the people in Haiti.

May 19 10:01

TEXAS BULLION DEPOSITORY: GOLD BACKED BANK TO BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR

Last year Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed HB 483, allowing the creation of the Texas Gold Depository. “With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state,” he said last June.

This gold bank would allow Texas to recover the gold that it has stored in New York vaults, and give Texan citizens and institutions a chance to store their gold in the facility, and open checking and savings accounts that would be valued in gold rather than dollars. This even opens the possibility of making gold transactions electronically for the very first time.

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It appears that Texas Governor Abbott knows what is coming, and is taking pragmatic steps to protect the people of Texas from it.

May 19 09:44

Donald Trump talks foreign policy with Henry Kissinger

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump, under advise from his advisors, met with war criminal and key globalist figurehead Henry Kissinger to talk foreign policy.

May 19 09:27

Wisconsin Youth Prisoners Receiving Wrong Medication

An inmate at a Wisconsin youth detention center was sent to the hospital after being given the wrong medication by guards last week, marking the third time an incident like this has been reported in the past five weeks.

May 19 09:19

Are Anti-Israel Boycotts Legal? Doesn’t Look Like It

Israelis celebrate Israel's 68th Independence Day with fireworks in the southern city of Ashkelon. The author argues that attempts by educational nonprofits to boycott Israel breaks the law that nonprofits’ funds from members cannot be used to push a political agenda that has nothing to do with the association’s mission.
Note: Of course it is legal the Jewish Congress boycotted Germany in 1933!

May 19 09:12

The Presidents of Turkmenistan and Belarus water a newly planted tree.

This seems like a great metaphor for the inefficiencies of government.

May 19 09:01

‘Does Not Appear To Be An Attack’: B-52 Bomber Crashes In Guam, Crew Make It Out Alive

The US Air Force said a B-52 bomber crashed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam shortly after takeoff during a training exercise on Thursday. All seven crew members exited the plane before it burst into flames, and no injuries were reported.

May 19 08:44

Undercover Video: 'How Political Corruption Rules America'

Legalized bribery is exposed...

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May 19 08:38

Ex AG Mukasey - Hillary Disqualified From Holding Fed Office

Word for word from the Cornell Law Library for those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here's what it says:

(a)
Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b)

May 19 08:27

Trucker Wages $1.50 Per Mile 40 years ago! BJ & The Bear Pilot Episode Contrasts American Wage Disparity

Today, nearly forty years later, new truck drivers with no experience starting pay, if they work as an employee for a corporation, is around 23 cents per mile. Even many owner operators with experience do not get $1.50 per mile. I would be thrilled with $1.50 per mile on every load! Can I take a time machine and go back to 1978?

May 19 08:18

The DEA is getting dragged 'kicking and screaming' into the new world of marijuana

In April, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said that it would review marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug, considered the “most dangerous class” of substances.

May 19 08:17

Robin Hood hacker donates $11,000 of stolen Bitcoin to help fight ISIS

A Kurdish region of Syria that borders territory held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has received an $11,000 donation in allegedly stolen bitcoin from a vigilante hacker.

May 19 07:59

NAACP Sues Michigan Officials Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, six former state officials, and engineering firms hired to evaluate water quality in Flint will have to contend with a class-action lawsuit filed by the NAACP, a human rights organization.

In a complaint filed before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Wednesday, the Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People claims that Governor Rick Snyder, six officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and three emergency managers failed the city’s residents during the Flint water crisis.

May 19 07:54

41% White Mississippi School Ordered to 'Desegregate,' Merge With 99% Black School

An Obama appointed judge has ordered a 41% white school in Mississippi to "desegregate" and merge with an almost entirely black school with only two non-black students.

May 19 07:16

Egypt Air Flight 804: Paris' Charles DeGaule Airport Security Provided by Israeli Firm That Provided Security for Underwear and Shoe Bombers + 9/11

Why am I not surprised that another horrific incident involving the massacre of civilian airline passengers has the doomed jet flying out of an airport controlled by the same Jew Inc outfit that provided 'security' to all airports used by the 9/11 thugs.

And the same firm, ICTS, also provided 'security' for the 'shoe and underwear bombers.' Gosh, wonder if there's some kind of link there?

May 19 07:15

“BREXIT”: THE REAL THREAT TO GLOBALIZATION

British voters on June 23 may also decide the future of globalisation/ financialisation. If Britain votes to leave the EU, globalisation may be over, and with it an era in history. This article tackles three issues: the impact of Brexit on Britain as a whole, both politically and economically; the impact of Brexit on the European project; and the impact of Brexit on British SMEs. This allows us to have a measured approach to British voters opting to leave the single market on the 23 June referendum.

May 19 07:13

EgyptAir flight disappeared 'after making sudden swerves and plunging'

An EgyptAir plane travelling from Paris to Cairo made sudden swerves before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister has said.

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Evasion tactics?

May 19 07:12

UPDATE: Greek sources say plane crashed into sea

A distress signal was reportedly sent from the plane about 4.26am (local time).

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Note they do not say what kind of distress signal. The rush to judgement claiming terror before any wreckage has been recovered is suspicious.

May 19 07:09

ICELAND'S BIGGEST POLITICAL PARTY IS NOW THE "PIRATE PARTY"

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party continues to lead nationwide polls as the most popular choice for the next elections. The party — whose policies include internet freedom, drug decriminalisation, and open democracy — has consistently led the polls for the last year and, as a result, has secured more funding than any of its rivals. The 2008 financial crisis hit Iceland hard. The following year, the krona was devalued by around 50%, unemployment doubled, and capital controls were introduce. Miraculously, the country rose from the ashes to become one of Europe’s top performers in terms of growth. More recently, the political establishment has been in turmoil since three government ministers were implicated in the global Panama Papers scandal.

May 19 07:06

WE WANT FOOD!': VENEZUELA CRISIS DEEPENS

It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black market operators.

May 19 06:57

'Ball of fire in sky' captured at the same time EgyptAir flight MS 804 went missing


Fireball in sky captured by residents on Greek island
Greek officials are said to be investigating reports from residents claiming they saw ball of fire in the sky at the same time EgyptAir flight MS 804 went missing.

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Did we just have yet another accidental shoot-down of a civilian plane by the military, with "terrorists" the cover story as it was for TWA 800?

May 19 06:44

Egyptair flight MS804: 'Terrorism more likely than technical failure', says Egypt

Greek state-run TV is confirming that debris from the missing EgyptAir plane has been found 230 nautical miles west of the Mediterranean island of Crete, writes Helena Smith.

Officials are expressing alarm and surprise that the wreckage -as yet officially unidentified - has been sited so far away from the site where the Airbus is believed to have come down, more than 100 nautical miles away off the southeastern island of Karpathos.

Winds in the area are southerly and would not precipitate such movement. The debris was identified by an Egyptian C-295 aircraft. Greek media is reporting that the debris could be life jackets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is reporting that the aircraft was making a sudden series of sharp turns just before it vanished from radar. That doesn't sound like a terrorist bomb to me.

May 19 05:50

FBI has 80,000 documents on Saudi 9/11 ties it tried to hide

The classified 28-pages of the 9/11 report have made global headlines lately as a handful of lawmakers

May 19 05:37

EgyptAir flight 804, goes missing, 66 people aboard, search efforts mount

Early Thursday morning search and rescue teams in Greece and Egypt are working diligently to locate EgyptAir flight 804, that went missing after an abrupt dip in altitude was noted.

May 18 20:35

It’s Official: Obama Has Now Been at War Longer Than Any Other President in American History

Ah, the Nobel Peace Prize. Supposedly it’s award to someone who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

Guess that’s why they gave one to President Barack Obama. As All Gov explains, if America is still at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria by the time he leaves, he will officially be at war longer than any other president ever has been in the history of the nation… Longer than Richard Nixon, LBJ, FDR, Abraham Lincoln, or George W. Bush.

Obama also bombed a total of seven countries. You know, like peace prize winners always do. For peace and stuff.

May 18 20:31

The Iranian Government Really Believes Kim Kardashian Is a Spy

Kim Kardashian… a spy?
Seriously?

This is someone who took a selfie with Hillary Clinton to endorse her and spelled “president” in “Hillary for President” wrong.

May 18 18:12

tToilet Terrorists get U S military hero canned

A revered military leader, retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, has been dismissed from his teaching post at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia for comments he made responding to President Obama’s order to public schools to allow boys who “identify” as girls to use girls restrooms and changing facilities.

In a Facebook statement, Boykin confirmed the college’s move.

May 18 16:16

Tiny Homes For The Homeless Now Under Attack In California

Isaac Davis, Staff
Waking Times

Personal liberty is under attack in so many areas of American society, and combined with a faltering economy, people are in greater need than ever of finding ways to survive economically while still maintaining basic freedoms.

The tiny house movement is one of the many creative ways in which people are out-smarting the matrix of consumerism and debt. Recently, however, we reported on the federal government’s attempts through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make owning and living in a tiny home more difficult for those who wish to do so.

READ: US Government Declaring All Out War on Tiny House Living

Case in point: California, where Los Angeles city council member Curren Price recently requested that sanitation officials confiscate and destroy a number of tiny homes owned by homeless people.

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May 18 15:33

Chicago Police Officer Threatened Baby With Taser Shock – Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit claims that a Chicago police officer threatened to use a Taser on a man who was holding a baby boy in his arms, and warned him that the one-year-old would feel the electricity.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims that the entire incident was caught by a security camera, and it names the city and several police officers as defendants, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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May 18 15:03

WARNING THIS WILL MAKE YOU FURIOUS

May 18 15:00

Moron Pays £48,000 For Concrete Block And Goes To Jail

A drug dealer who was conned into paying £48,000 for a concrete block he believed to be a kilo of pure cocaine has been locked up for seven years.

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Where is the crime?

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