DICTATORSHIP | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DICTATORSHIP

Dec 05 12:58

When Truth-Telling Becomes Russian Propaganda

A previous article discussed House passage of the draconian US Intelligence Authorization Act, calling it a huge leap backwards, Senate passage and Obama signing it into law virtually certain.

It aims to counter nonexistent “measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.”

It calls truth-telling by writers like myself and many others “fake news.” It threatens speech, independent media (especially online) and academic freedoms – the hallmark of a fascist dictatorship, wanting information and views contrary to official ones suppressed.

Dec 05 12:52

"Fake News" Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction

As the lawyers like to say, res ipsa loquitur. Please tweet and circulate this letter widely. You will notice that our attorney Jim Moody is a seasoned litigator who has won cases before the Supreme Court. He has considerable experience in First Amendment and defamation actions. Past high profile representations include Westomoreland v. CBS and defending Linda Tripp.

I also hope, particularly for those of you who don’t regularly visit Naked Capitalism, that you’ll check out our related pieces that give more color to how the fact the Washington Post was taken for a ride by inept propagandists, particularly our introduction to our spoof PropOrNot.org site, which uses the PropOrNot project as an example of sorely deficient propaganda and shows where it went wrong, or the humor site itself. Be sure not to miss its FAQ.

Dec 05 12:11

Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination.

In the US, there is a congressional effort to fund intel agencies that will investigate alternative media for ties to Russian propaganda. Such investigations , if they occur, will retard this sector and make further, free-reporting difficult.

In Europe, efforts to control speech and reporting are actually being aimed at American communication enterprises such as Google, YouTube and Microsoft.

Dec 05 12:05

NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK: It was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control

The Sandy Hook experience has divided Americans, most of whom have been convinced by media coverage that it was a real event, where a young man massacred 20 children and six adults before killing himself.

Another substantial segment of the US population has taken a closer look at the evidence and drawn the conclusion it was a hoax, where no children really died: it was an elaborate psy-op to promote gun control.

Dec 05 10:43

North Dakota Pipeline Builder: Obama's Move Was A 'Political Decision' & Delay Tactic By "An Adminstration Which Has Abandoned The Rule Of Law."

The White House's directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

Dec 05 10:26

VIRGINIA STATE COPS HAVE BLOWN A FORTUNE ON USELESS CELLPHONE SPYING GEAR

Muckrock has been sending Freedom of Information requests to state police forces to find out how they're using "cell-site simulators" (AKA IMSI catchers/Stingrays), and they hit the motherlode with the Virginia State Police. The VSP documents show that the force bought a $585,265 phone-spying device -- which came with its own modified Chevy Suburban as a kind of mobile casemod -- that they used 12 times, and which failed 4 times, meaning that the Virginia taxpayers were spending $50,000/use for a tool that failed two thirds of the time.

Dec 05 10:25

Proposed 'Anti-Semitism Awareness Act' is an Unconstitutional Mess

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act which according to a statement on Casey's website is meant to "to ensure the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents" on college campuses.

Citing a recent FBI report stating over half of all reported hate crimes in 2015 were of an anti-Semitic nature, the senators claim their bill is necessary to provide the DOE with the "firm guidance" it needs to determine "what constitutes anti-Semitism."

Seemingly shoe-horned into the end of the senators' statement is this line:

This act is not meant to infringe on any individual right protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

That's a relief, because someone reading the details of the bill who possesses a basic understanding of constitutionally protected speech would likely see it differently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm a Christian pacifist activist, who on occasion, does criticize the Israeli government for things I believe will, ultimately, hurt both their citizens and the Palestinians. I am no "hater"; I just want to see justice done, for all peoples of the earth, and all governments taking the morally responsible "high ground" in their negotiations with other other countries.

But when you look at the apartheid theocracy Israel has become, (and when a guy like South African Bishop Desmond Tutu makes that observation, he knows what he is talking about!), one has to shake one's head in despair, and ask: was this the way the founders of the Israeli nation envisioned their country in the 21st century?!?

But if Israel wants to see a change in the world's attitude toward it, and the antagonism it receives for its choices, which sometime translates in the US as "hate crimes" against American Jews,the cold, hard reality is, they are going to have to change their behaviour toward, and treatment of, the Palestinians.

That will go one heck of a way toward ratcheting down the tensions there as well in the US.

I am against any hatred or bigotry based on faith or ethnicity, period, end of discussion; however, hate cannot be legislated against, because that will not truly resolve the problem.

Dec 05 09:52

Cop Charged With Manslaughter In Concealed Carry Motorist's Death Was Trained By DHS, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, & National Guard

Officer Jeromino Yanez is being charged with manslaughter for the killing of motorist Philando Castile in Minnesora last July. Official police archives reveal that the St. Anthony police department has recieved funding and training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for over a decade at least, and their website states that their officers are also trained by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and the National Guard. A St. Anthony P.D. bulletin from 2007 notes "the team is trained to operate and be successful in pre-empting a terrorist attack. To this end, officers have undergone extensive training and have been equipped with specialized gear. The equipment and training received has been funded by homeland security and domestic preparedness grants." The current sheriff of the County went to Washington, D.C. last year to ask for more funding for local law enforcement agencies. [See what it gets us? 7 bullets in the chest for nothing!!]

Dec 05 09:52

Clinton Campaign Manager Accuses Breitbart of ‘Peddling’ False News

“I’m not attacking him personally, but they peddling a lot of stories on that website that are just false, they’re just not true, and that reinforced sexist, racist, anti-Semitic notions in people,” he continued. “Headlines that just make your — that are shocking and insulting and shouldn’t be part of our public discourse.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What part of "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." do you not understand?

Dec 05 09:46

You Are Not Allowed To Hold Your Wealth Any More | Mike Rivero

Dec 05 09:37

Countering Justice Dept., Homeland Panel Pushes Use of Private, For-Profit Prisons for Immigrant Detainees

A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation.

The panel, part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, wrote in its first of 14 recommendations that ICE "will continue" to use private jails. The group also recommended that Immigration and Customs Enforcement improve oversight of private jails and try to limit the time detainees are held in county jails to no more than 72 hours.

Several members of the panel objected to the report's overall findings and voted to approve it only after a lengthy discussion about their concerns. One member of the group that wrote the report objected in writing to the conclusion that the government "should, or inevitably must" continue to rely on private jails.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, the heads of the private prison industry got precisely what they wanted for their money here.

As reported at washingtonpost.com in April of last year:

How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about

Dec 05 09:36

New Rogue Anti-Russia Committee Created in "Intelligence" Act

Section 501 of the Counter Intelligence Act creates a "Committee to Counter Active Measures by the Russian Federation to Exert Covert Influence Over Peoples and Governments."

This is followed by Section 502 which limits Russian and only Russian diplomats in the United States to traveling no more than 25 miles from their offices.

I suspect there may have been a Section 503 in an earlier draft that required CNN to show a photo of Vladimir Putin without his shirt and make fun of him at least once every 4 hours. If so, that section would have been stripped out as unnecessary.

Dec 05 09:21

ALL MODERN COLOR PRINTERS PRINT A SECRET, NEARLY INVISIBLE CODE ONTO EVERY PAGE TO ALLOW GOVERNMENTS TO TRACK THE SERIAL NUMBER AND TIMESTAMPS

Printer steganography is a type of steganography – "hiding data within data"[1] where tiny yellow dots are added to each page. The dots are barely visible and contain encoded printer serial numbers and timestamps. Unlike many forms of steganography, the hidden information is not intended to be available from a computer file, but to allow serial number and time of printing to be determined by close examination of a printout.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation stated in 2015 that "the documents that we previously received through a (Freedom of Information Request)[2] suggested that all major manufacturers of color laser printers entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of those printers is forensically traceable....it is probably safest to assume that all modern color laser printers do include some form of tracking information that associates documents with the printer's serial number."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How "comforting".

This is amazingly "old Soviet Union" kind of stuff, where they registered all typewriters sold, so that if there was any "anti-Soviet propaganda" being typed, the government would know precisely who had typed it, and where they were, in order to arrest them.

Dec 05 09:10

THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

The most striking issue is the overly broad criteria used to identify which outlets spread propaganda. According to PropOrNot’s recounting of its methodology, the third step it uses is to check if a site has a history of “generally echoing the Russian propaganda ‘line’,” which includes praise for Putin, Trump, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Iran, China, and “radical political parties in the US and Europe.” When not praising, Russian propaganda includes criticism of the United States, Barack Obama, Clinton, the European Union, Angela Merkel, nato, Ukraine, “Jewish people,” U.S. allies, the mainstream media, Democrats, and “the center-right or center-left, and moderates of all stripes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, telling the truth, and documenting your findings, if they do not converge with the "official narrative", is now "fake news and Russian propaganda"?!?!?

I would very politely like to remind "ProporNot" that the crooked politicians and mainstream media lied to us when they told us that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"; that Afghanistan was behind 9/11; and that Syria's al-Assad "gassed his own people", just when the UN chemical weapons inspectors set foot in Damascus.

I would be willing to guess that none of the people involved in this utterly stupid censorship ploy, had any of their kids die, or get maimed for life, in the wars which resulted from these lies.

And so now, they have the temerity to tell the rest of us, that lies like these, which become the "justifications" for wars, must accepted as "the truth", and acted upon accordingly, because they are being fed to us, like a slow poison, by our politicians and presstitutes?!?

Somewhere on this planet, George Orwell is turning over in his grave, at warp speed, over this codswallop!! This is flipping desperation on the cusp of madness, and something to which no thinking American should pay the slightest bit of attention!!

Dec 05 08:56

McCarthyism Is Breaking Out All Over — Paul Craig Roberts

No one knows who is behind the newly created PropOrNot website that came up with the list of 200 “Russian agents,” but it is as likely as not the State Department funded National Endowment for Democracy, which has been peddling propaganda as fake news since its inception. Indeed, it was created for the purpose of destabilizing the Soviet Union. Of course the CIA could be involved, or Israel, or George Soros, or some neoconservative group, or some new government funded organization as a tool of the propaganda war that the Obama regime has vowed to fight.

By publicizing the fake list in the Washington Post, the presstitute newspaper has brought buckets of shame and condemnation upon its head, destroying in the process the thin shred of credibility that the Main Stream media still possessed.

As Pam Martens reports, another imbecile has now composed a list of 200 suspect professors who also dissent from the official bullshit fed to the American people.

Dec 05 08:38

John J. Choi, Ramsey County, Minnesota Prosecutor: A Very Good Man Who Seeks The Truth

Ramsey County, MN Attorney John J. Choi held a press conference on November 16 announcing that Officer Jeronimo Yanez would be charged with manslaughter for the killing of Philando Castile. Castle was shot 7 times and killed on July 6, 2016 in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter. It's important to watch exactly what Prosecutor Choi outlined in his 28-minute press conference. This is well worth watching and should serve as a template for prosecutors across America. We need to elect more good honest men like John J. Choi, and recognize their valiant efforts. This will go a long way to restoring justice and liberty in our land.

Dec 05 08:21

Mark Zuckerberg Loses $3.7 Billion Following Trump Election

Since November 8th, the date of the election, Zuckerberg’s worth has declined by as much as $3.7 billion, this figure is based on Facebook’s 7% decline in share price from November 8th until Friday the 2nd of December. This £3.7 billion loss hasn’t affected Zuckerberg’s financial standing massively, he is still currently ranked as the fifth richest person in the world according to Forbes real time rankings and still possesses approximately $49 billion.

Zukerberg has recently come under fire for promoting a narrative that claimed that “fake news” affected the presidential election. Both Google and Facebook took steps on November 14th to ban “fake news” content publishers from generating a cut of advertising revenues through Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network, a move that “disproportionately impacted right-wing news sites.” Whether or not Zuckerburg’s financial loss is tied to this is unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The flood of people leaving the biased/censored social media and flocking to the new start-ups is obviously having a major effect.

Dec 05 08:08

Senate approves bill seen as threat to campus criticism of Israel

The bill is presented as a solution to what it calls rising anti-Semitism at schools, and the legislation urges the Department of Education to take into consideration the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism when investigating schools for discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

The State Department’s definition includes “demonizing” and “delegitimizing” Israel as examples of contemporary anti-Semitism.

Dec 05 07:40

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into ongoing bankster looting of increasing total debt impossible to repay, while ignoring solutions worth trillions (3 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)

Dec 05 07:34

Obama Judge Orders Michigan Recount In Midnight Ruling

Following a 3 hour long emergency hearing on behalf of Jill Stein in Federal Courts that ended at shortly after 4 PM yesterday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith appointed by President Barack Obama has ordered a vote recount in Michigan begin by noon on Monday.

Dec 04 18:18

Yahoo News Columnist Wants Schools to Indoctrinate Kids to Trust Mainstream Media

With trust in mainstream media outlets plunging to historic lows, a Yahoo News columnist has an ingenious idea to restore faith in the MSM – indoctrinate children in schools to only place confidence in the corporate press.

Dec 04 16:03

Italy To Exit EU, Euro Will Collapse After "No" Vote Wins In Italy Referendum

Multiple media outlets are calling the Italy Referendum as win for the "No" vote which means Italy will exit the EU and the Euro will collapse.

Dec 04 15:00

End of the EU: NO Vote Leads 63% In Italy Exit Poll

After media warnings a “No” vote will collapse the EU and the Euro, early Italy exit polls show the no vote winning 63% to 37%.

Last week the corporate media ran numerous reports stating a”No” vote in Italy’s referendum vote today will unleash financial doomsday and lead to the collapse of the Euro and the EU itself.

Dec 04 13:49

Police Brutality: ‘Heads Split Wide Open’ Report Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Activists face extreme police aggression for protesting against the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline on sacred land of Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Dec 04 11:24

McCarthyism Is Breaking Out All Over — Paul Craig Roberts

No one knows who is behind the newly created PropOrNot website that came up with the list of 200 “Russian agents,” but it is as likely as not the State Department funded National Endowment for Democracy, which has been peddling propaganda as fake news since its inception. Indeed, it was created for the purpose of destabilizing the Soviet Union. Of course the CIA could be involved, or Israel, or George Soros, or some neoconservative group, or some new government funded organization as a tool of the propaganda war that the Obama regime has vowed to fight.

Dec 04 10:53

Yahoo News Columnist Wants Schools to Indoctrinate Kids to Trust Mainstream Media

With trust in mainstream media outlets plunging to historic lows, a Yahoo News columnist has an ingenious idea to restore faith in the MSM – indoctrinate children in schools to only place confidence in the corporate press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 04 10:35

Shocking Footage Of TREY GOWDY Picking Apart Every Hillary Clinton Lie!

Dec 04 10:26

The Media War Has Begun...What Side Are You On?

Dec 04 10:26

Mainstream news is Humpty Dumpty, and he’s not coming back

In Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, Network, the unhinged news anchor Howard Beale tells his audience: “We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know. You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you….You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion…”

The news is a fabricated continuum.

Dec 04 10:19

House Passes Massive $611 Billion New Military Spending Bill

In an overwhelming 375-34 vote, the House of Representatives today passed a massive $611 new military spending bill. Though presented as the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017, the bill is only a portion of what the US will ultimately spend on the military in fiscal 2017.

The bill includes bans on any closure of any military bases by the Pentagon, once again rejecting calls by the military leadership to get rid of costly, unwanted bases, and also forbids the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. It also forbids the Pentagon from going through with a plan to reduce the number of active duty soldiers,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps it is quixotic in the extreme, but I yearn for a day when the US government finally figures out how to resolve its geopolitical differences through hard-won, ethical negotiations, rather than through war.

Dec 04 09:57

U.S. Attorney General Tries To Defuse Tensions Over Dakota Access Pipeline

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday announced attempts by federal officials to help mend fraying relationships in North Dakota between local law enforcement and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.

With winter weather arriving across the Great Plains and after a spate of violent altercations, Lynch expressed hope that Department of Justice officials could mediate between hundreds of Native Americans that oppose the pipeline and the local officials who’ve asked them to end their demonstrations.

“Let me stress that violence is never the answer and that all of us have a responsibility to find common ground around a peaceful resolution where all voices are heard,” said Lynch in a videotaped statement. “Our first concern is the safety of everyone in the area – law enforcement officers, residents and protesters alike.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is sound and fury, signifying nothing but attempted window-dressing on Lynch's "legacy" as Attorney General.

She can send as many "Federal Mediators" as she desires; it will not take away the stench of her not prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her crimes as Secretary of State, or the dubious existence, and functionings, of the Clinton Foundation.

At the end of the day, this is all about money to be gained, or lost, by the pipeline's owners and investors. So far, they will not budge, and have already destroyed sacred burial sites of the Standing Souix in the area, in preparation for the pipeline's construction.

The pipeline's very construction may well damage the water resources of the Souix people living in this area; and once that happens, there is no "fix" for soil and water remediation that is not horrifically expensive.

So Lynch knows, before these "mediators" go in that there is no real solution that will satisfy both sides. So what is the reason for her having made this announcement?!?

This is pure political theatre in her attempt attempt to resurrect her image after not having prosecuted Clinton for her crimes, period, end of discussion.

Dec 04 09:39

WHILE YOU WERE DISTRACTED BY THE US ELECTION, THE SENATE OUTLAWED GMO LABELING NATIONWIDE

While attention was diverted to the US election for much of this year, the Senate quietly made null and void state laws that require that GMO foods be labeled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you didn't understand that this government is a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations....wakey wakey!!!!!

Now, you understand what industries are some of the major owners of Congress, and that Congress rarely considers the lousy implications of legislation they pass for their alleged constituents.

Dec 04 09:32

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

The House voted for the first time today to explicitly authorize the incoming Donald Trump administration to arm vetted Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles.

While the language in the annual defense bill also creates restrictions on the provision of the controversial weapons, it represents a win for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., a fervent advocate of helping the rebels resist President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. The Senate is expected to pass the bill next week.

Until now, the transfer of man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADs, had been implicitly authorized in the absence of an outright ban. Critics, however, view the new provision as tantamount to a policy recommendation for the president-elect.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Trump is as smart as I think he is, he will veto this deal, and work with Russia to end this war, as quickly as possible.

I would like to politely point out to Senator McCain that continuing to do the same this, over and over (as in, sending weapons to allegedly "vetted, moderate" Rebels"), yet expecting a different outcome (their getting their collective backsides whipped by the Russians an Syrians) is a classic definition of insanity.

Dec 04 09:26

MAJOR FOREIGN POLICY SHIFT: TURKEY ABANDONING EU FOR SCO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union «at all costs». Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact. The Turkish leader said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The SCO is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization founded in 2001 in Shanghai. Its members are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan speak Turkic languages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically and geopolitically, for a lot of reasons, it makes far more sense for Turkey to joint the SCO than the EU; Erdogan has called this correctly.

Dec 04 09:13

Online Activist Will Spend 10 Years In Jail For "Spreading False News"

A Kuwaiti online activist will spend 10 years in jail, an appeals court has ruled, for posting messages on Twitter that “insulted the emir” and “spreading false news” that endangered the country. The court on Thursday confirmed the jail term against Waleed Fares handed down by a lower court in May, AFP reported. Fares was arrested in September 2015 for comments under the name “Gibrit Seyassi” about Kuwait’s emir and ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, “offending the judiciary” and “accusing the attorney general and public prosecution of being biased”.

Dec 04 09:07

ONLINE ACTIVIST WILL SPEND 10 YEARS IN JAIL FOR "SPREADING FALSE NEWS"

A Kuwaiti online activist will spend 10 years in jail, an appeals court has ruled, for posting messages on Twitter that “insulted the emir” and “spreading false news” that endangered the country.

The court on Thursday confirmed the jail term against Waleed Fares handed down by a lower court in May, AFP reported.

Fares was arrested in September 2015 for comments under the name “Gibrit Seyassi” about Kuwait’s emir and ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah, “offending the judiciary” and “accusing the attorney general and public prosecution of being biased”.

Fares said at his trial he had been beaten and threatened into a confession, according to a statement by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would very politely like to remind Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah of the following, cogent quote from the late President Kennedy; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Dec 04 08:48

Truth is the new Hate Speech: List of 200 Forbidden Websites that Tell the Truth

From what I gather, the Washington Post started the ball rolling by complaining about “fake news”. This is the misinformation and politically incorrect attitudes projected daily by the New Deplorables of the alternative media. It is the news scrupulously avoided by such trusted organs of mass propaganda as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, the BBC, and the Guardian newspaper.

Dec 04 07:08

Pearl Harbor Facts and Proof

*hyperlinks live at source*

Robert B. Stinnett, Day of Deceit:  The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (New York, Free Press, 2000)

Dec 03 15:17

Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Day 3 recount update, Hillary Clinton has a net total loss of 18,422 votes in from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

In contrast, Donald Trump has a net total loss of 3,289 votes from the original count in areas that have been recounted so far.

The resulting total difference is a net change of 15,133 votes in favor of Donald Trump after the completion of the 3rd day of the recount.

Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 08:53

Donald Trump facing ‘ASSASSINATION’ calls already as US rejects new President

DONALD Trump is being threatened with assassination already as bitter Hillary Clinton supporters reject the new US President.

Dec 03 08:46

Official Washington's "Info-Wars"

One has to wonder if State Department spokesperson Kirby knows that in 2011 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking about RT, declared: “The Russians have opened an English-language network. I’ve seen it in a few countries, and it is quite instructive.”

I also wonder how Mr. Kirby deals with reporters from the BBC, a STATE-OWNED television and radio entity in the U.K., broadcasting in the U.S. and all around the world.

Or the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation, described by Wikipedia as follows: “The corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas… and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.”

Dec 03 08:16

‘Heads split wide open’ Anti DAPL protesters complain of police brutality

Dec 03 08:06

Ontario lawmakers vote to smear BDS movement

Canadian human rights defenders are condemning a motion adopted by the Ontario legislature on Thursday that tars the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement as racist.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) said it was “deeply concerned and disturbed” that the motion had been approved.

IJV had urged lawmakers to oppose the motion.

Dec 02 18:00

Trending on Twitter: MSM Flips - Trump Risks War With China Because He Called Called Taiwan

The corporate media totally ignores Obama sold $1.83b of weapons to Taiwan and flips out because Trump called Taiwan claiming it will cause a war.

More fake news from the corporate media. Just when you think they can’t possibly lose anymore credibility. You just cant make this stuff up.

The liberal media is flipping out because Trump just made a phone call to Taiwan throw accusations all over the place he at a minimum started a trade war if not an actual war.

Dec 02 16:44

“Fake News” Has Been a Problem for Thousands of Years … Here’s How It’s Been Stopped

Throughout history, government officials have tried to stop “fake news” through various means before it was published.

The crime of the peddlers of fake news: failing to acknowledge that those in power were perfect saints.

Socrates

For example, Socrates was killed in 399 BC for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: “Failing to acknowledge the gods that the [mainstream media of the day] acknowledges”.

Tyndale

William Tyndale was killed in 1536 for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: Translating the Bible into English so that everyone could read it for themselves, and no longer had to rely on the clergy to tell them what it said.

Galileo

In 1616 and 1633, Galileo was tried for spreading “fake news”.

His crime: spreading fake news that the Earth rotates around the Sun.

Dec 02 16:14

The Unemployment Rate is the Definition of "Fake News"

The U.S. Unemployment rate is the definition of “fake news”. 446k left the labor force last month bringing the total out to a record 95 million.

Dec 02 15:54

13 Charts of Obama’s Recovery that Trump Must Deal With

13 Federal Reserve charts outlining the accomplishments of Obama’s economic recovery that Donald Trump will have to deal with.

Dec 02 14:46

More Truth About World War III - Stefan Molyneux

Worried about nuclear weapons falling into Muslim hands? NATO did that decades ago!

Dec 02 13:55

Multiple Jobholders Hit New All Time High As Part-Time Jobs Soar

But perhaps even more troubling than the breakdown in November job quality, was another seldom-touted series: the number of Multiple jobholders, or people who are forced to hold more than one job due to insufficient wages or for other reasons. It was here that the red flashing light came on because while on a seasonally adjusted basis, the series rose once again by 61,000 to 7.8 million; when looked on an actual, unadjusted basis, the number of multiple jobholders increased again, rising by 57, and hitting 8,107 million, the highest number this century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers, coupled with the reality that 95 million American workers are no longer participating in the labor market, does not augur well for the American economy.

Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month

Dec 02 13:43

Erdogan Demands Turks Exchange Their Dollars To Gold, Lira

Early this morning, in yet another session of panicked selling, the Turkish Lira crashed to new record lows to just shy of USDTRY 3.60, momentarily going bidless as the currency plunged nearly 400 pips in seconds, after Turkish President Recep Erdogan said the path for investors will be opened with lower interest rates, and urged the central bank to imitate Japan and U.S. where rates are low: “why should we go around with 14-15 percent?”

The answer is simple: the currency tends to drop when an economy is seen as weak, the political regime unstable, or - yes - a central bank cuts rates, which Turkey, as shown in the chart below, can not afford if it hopes to maintain a stable economy with the lira already at all time lows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, how can Erdogan actually FORCE the Turkish people to do this, save for some Executive Decree, under the still existing "Emergency Powers" he possesses, and if he does that, how will he get the Turkish people to comply?!?

House to House raids by the Turkish military?!?

Oh, THAT's just going to be SOOOOO appealing to the Turkish people!!

Dec 02 13:20

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal, Retaliate Against U.S. for New Sanctions

Iran is threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal with the United States and pursue forms of retaliation, including a national boycott of American goods, as a result of Congress’s overwhelming vote on Thursday to level new sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, according to multiple comments by senior Iranian officials.

Following the Senate’s 99-0 vote to renew economic sanctions on Tehran, senior Iranian officials said the United States is in violation of last summer’s nuclear deal and that Iran is prepared to retaliate, which could include abandoning the agreement.

The comments come as the Obama administration scrambles to preserve the deal in its final months in office, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has been assembling a cabinet filled with fierce opponents of the accord.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to have been a very carefully crafted tactic by the US Senate to anger the Iranians to the point where they walk away from the P5+1 nuclear deal, and restart their nuclear weapons program as the "justification" for the US declaring war against Iran (which will almost certainly mean war with Russia.)

If I could ever craft an amendment to the Constitution it would be this; when all Congressional candidates declare their candidacy, that is the moment that one of their kids must enlist in the Armed Forces, in units most likely to see front-line action.

I am almost willing to bet that this will dampen Congressional ardor and lust for war, because, this time, with their kids tasked to participate in combat, ...it's personal. It's not just "other people's kids", getting killed and maimed for life, ultimately, for corporate profit; but will potentially be their own.

Dec 02 12:48

Kissinger and Brzezinski to Be Honoured by Nobel Institute and Oslo University

These two top officials behind major US wars (Iran/Afghanistan and Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos) and regime change (against Allende, Chile) will speak at the first of a new event, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, created by the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The leaders of the two institutions declare that they are proud to have succeeded in getting these two diplomats to Norway – and the media of course will be there. The event is sponsored by the California-based company InCircl – a marketing and mobile payment company.

This is the country that, since 1980, has intervened violently in Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosova/Serbia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, i.e. 14 Muslim countries. It has some 630 base facilities in 130+ countries. It has its US Special Forces (SOF) in 133 countries.

It has used nuclear weapons without apology and owns the second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By inviting warmongers and war criminals like Kissinger and Brzezinski to such an event demonstrates that the Nobel Peace Prize is an absolute, utter fraud!!

It would really be a joke, had not so many people, in so many countries, died because of the wars generated by these men.

Dec 02 11:46

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologizing for bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation.

Ban made his remarks in a speech announcing the U.N.'s new approach to cholera in Haiti, which seeks to provide aid to communities affected by the disease that has afflicted some 800,000 Haitians and killed over 9,000.

"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role," Ban said, speaking first in Creole, then repeating himself in French and English.

"This has cast a shadow upon the relationship between the United Nations and the people of Haiti. It is a blemish on the reputation of U.N. peacekeeping and the organization world-wide," Ban added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; So the UN's military can spread disease with impunity, with the UN never being liable for prosecution?!?

What the UN allowed to happen here was a crime against humanity, which they allowed to be inflicted on the Haitian people!!

I cannot possibly articulate just how screwed up this is, in so many, horrific ways!

Dec 02 11:21

Centcom Commander: US Must Keep Troops in Afghanistan to ‘Send a Strong Message’

Speaking at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s forum today, Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, praised President Obama for not following through on planned drawdowns of ground troops in occupied Afghanistan, saying he wants to keep troop levels at least this high for the foreseeable future.

Gen. Votel argued that keeping 8,400 troops in Afghanistan more or less permanently was “a very wise move,” and that it would “send a strong message” to the people of Afghanistan that the US believes “the military strategy is working.” The US invaded and occupied Afghanistan in 2001.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has US General Votel gone absolutely barking mad, and lost his reality licence, to have made such a statement...in public?!?

Were I able to invite this man over for tea (and I sincerely doubt he would accept the invitation), I would have to ask him, point-blank: what are the metrics to which you can honestly point which indicate, 15 years on, and with the Taliban taking more and more territory here on a daily basis, that the US military strategy is actually "working"?!?

What do you actually mean by that?!?

So I must be brutally honest here; the only element right now for whom this occupation is "working" is the burgeoning Afghani opium trade.

As reported at thefiscalnews.com last month:

Losing the War on Heroin: Poppy Production Soars in Afghanistan

Oh, and it gets worse: not only is the opium trade growing like crazy; US troops are also being tasked with guarding the opium poppy farms.

images: US soldiers guarding opium fields in Afghanistan

So please, General Votel, cut the crud, already; we know why you are keen on keeping US and Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan for as long as possible, and it is not for taking territory away from the Taliban, or insuring the freedom of the Afghani people.

It is to guarantee the continuation, and expansion, of opium production here, to fund various "off the shelf" activities of various US alphabet soup agencies, and insure that Congressional oversight is completely non-existent.

Dec 02 10:55

Obama Supports Making Women Register for Military Draft

Continuing the debate over a massive expansion of the Selective Service, the White House today announced that President Obama is in favor of expanding registration for the military draft to include all women when they turn 18.

The announcement comes ahead of a planned House vote on a bill to study the expansion of the military draft, or to potentially eliminate the Selective Service outright. The White House has repeatedly insisted they have no plans to bring the draft back, but want to force everyone to register anyhow to “foster a sense of public service.”

The administration opened all combat roles to women, and officials say they believe expanding the registration system is a “logical next step,” ensuring “gender equality” in forcing the public to register for potential conscription in future wars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...to foster a sense of public service...", MY ASTROLABE!!

This is about the DOD and Pentagon wanting to bulk up their resources by conscripting women, as well as men, for the wars they are scheming to hatch within the next 50 years.

Dec 02 10:49

Pentagon Again Under-Reports Civilians Killed in Iraq, Syria Airstrikes

The latest in the occasional Pentagon statements on civilian deaths in the air war in Iraq and Syria has claimed 54 civilians slain between March 31 and October 22, continuing the trend of official figures being massively lower than those reported in the media.

This puts the official death toll at 173 civilians for the entire air war, which is far short of estimates from most groups, which put the death toll far higher over the course of the conflict. Amnesty International put the figure at around 300, and others have suggested it was in excess of 500. The Pentagon often declines to investigate reports of civilian deaths, arguing that they are “not credible.”

Even when they do finally manage to get the killings into their reports, the tolls are often dramatically lower than the evidence suggests. A July 18 airstrike north of the Syrian city of Manbij, for instance, was finally included in the report this time around, with “up to 24” killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "fake news" sold to you, courtesy of the US government and their presstitutes.

Dec 02 10:47

UN: Iraq Troop Deaths Soar With Mosul Invasion

Between Iraq’s military, militias, and the Kurdish Peshmerga, some 50,000 troops invaded the area around Mosul. The Peshmerga is reporting that they lost a large chunk of fighters by themselves, with 1,600 killed and some 10,000 wounded since late October.

That of course is only a fraction of the overall death toll for the month of November, as some 2,227 ISIS fighters were also killed. Among civilians, the UN only counted 926 killed, but the figure is actually several hundred higher, with the UN continuing to exclude deaths in Anbar from their official figure.

All told, that puts the death toll at 5,719 for Iraq in November, which is roughly in line with October. the November figures show a six-fold increase in Iraqi troop deaths, with ISIS casualties on the decline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These horrific numbers are the "legacy" of President Bush's war and occupation of Iraq.

I have to believe that there is a special place in hell for people who lie to get their countries involved in pre-emptive wars of conquest.

Dec 02 10:39

Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred onto U.S. soil.

“This is a backroom deal, wheeling and dealing with another country's refugee problem,” Center for Immigration Studies fellow Don Barnett told FoxNews.com. “I don’t believe for a moment it’s a one-time deal. That’s for public consumption.”

The move has also raised a red flag among Congressional oversight members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have posted many times about the horrific conditions on Nauru, and why this was such a "black eye" against the core Australian values of freedom and compassion, and asked for at least some degree of sympathy for these people, particularly for the children, who had no choice but to leave with their parents.

I advocated for the Australian government to consider partnering with various international adoption agencies, to get kids adopted into loving homes which could give them hope, and a future.

But the fact that Obama did this with his normal, graceless hubris, essentially bypassing Congress, does give me pause for concern.

And how great will the vetting be on these people, considering that the Somali immigrant refugee, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who stabbed a bunch of kids recently at Ohio State University, was also vetted by this same US government, which concluded that he was utterly "no risk" to the American public?!?

Dec 02 10:17

White man who gunned down black ex-NFL player in road rage case released without charges

A man who shot and killed a former NFL player during an apparent road rage incident has been released without charges.

Joe McKnight, a former New Orleans high school star, was shot dead about 3 p.m. Thursday during an argument at an intersection in Terrytown, reported The Times-Picayune.

A witness said she saw a man, later identified as 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, yelling at the 28-year-old McKnight, who was attempting to apologize.

Witnesses said Gasser, who is white, pulled McKnight, who is black, from his Audi, argued with him and then shot him more than once as he stood over him.

“I told you not to f*ck with me,” Gasser said, before firing once more at McKnight as he lay on the ground.

McKnight, who last played in the NFL in 2014, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gasser was taken to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for questioning but was released overnight without charges, reported The Advocate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pardon my Serbo-Croatian here, but what the hell is wrong with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, that this man, who was witnessed committing a cold-blooded murder, was not charged?!?

Were they given "instructions from on high" NOT to charge him, to aggravate an already racially divisive country into riots, leading to the suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law, to "postpone" the inauguration of President-elect Trump?!?

This makes me absolutely furious, and I have to wonder just what the rationale was for not charging this guy.

Who is this Ronald Gasser?!? And why did he appear to receive a "get out of jail free" card?!?

Dec 02 09:13

BILL TARGETING “RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA” PASSES IN HOUSE

H.R.6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, passed in the House of Representatives on November 30.

The legislation deals with a number of intelligence related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda.

Section 501 calls for the government to counter “measures by Russia to exert covert influence… carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly.”

Definitions include media manipulation, covert broadcasting, disinformation and forgeries, and “funding agents of influence.”

It’s easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used against “fake news” websites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind our readers and listeners that WRH made the list of alleged "Russian Propaganda Outlets." If such an accusation wasn't desperation on the cusp of madness, I would be laughing my head off at the insanity of this characterisation of Mike's site, as well as others which were tarred with this allegation.

I would also like to politely remind our readers and listeners that the US government and corporate presstitutes lied about Afghanistan and Iraq, in order to justify wars against them.

To date, these wars are on-going, with absolutely zero metric one can point to as a military "win" for either conflict.

I would like to politely point out that the US government and corporate presstitutes lied about the situation in Libya, to justify regime change in that country, which has left Libya a failed state.

The independent media works very hard to get its stories right, because it understands, collectively, the degree to which various elements in government, and corporate media want it to fail, and the degree to which they will "poison the well" with false information it hopes the independent media will jump on, in order to kookify the entire movement.

But when the government and corporate media collude in their dissemination of truly "fake news", it is usually about selling an agenda (usually involving war, occupation, and conquest) when the real reason for that war is to expropriate resources from other countries, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right, making sure it is controlled by US-led, or US approved multinational companies, and sold in US dollars.

Please be assured that we will continue to share what we believe to be critically important information to our readers and listeners, because we absolutely support
the people's right to know what the heck their government is doing, even when the US government is utterly terrified (as it is right now) of the people really understanding what they are doing.

And as we also learn from blacklistednews.com today:
Congress is ready to join the crusade against so-called “fake news,” forwarding a measure through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to combat purported foreign propaganda and disinformation. The news comes after mainstream media have been busy promoting bogus blacklists, lashing out at those who dare question the narrative. The fact that this $160 million, two-year authorization is being advanced through the annual military budget makes it all the more disconcerting. Under the guise of the war on terror, the NDAA has been used to increase Executive authority, and the 2012 version went so far as to authorize the indefinite military detention of U.S. civilians without habeus corpus.

That a collection of small, independent media sites could so terrify this government that the money to "combat" us comes from the DOD, is more than a little unnerving, but it will not stop us.

Dec 02 08:12

EU CENSORS: Anti-Brussels protests are a CRIME - fears at Eurocrat crackdown on 'dissent'

SINISTER plans to criminalise “political dissent” against the EU project took a step closer to becoming reality today, prompting a dismayed response from free speech campaigners.

Human rights groups have reacted with horror after EU member states approved draconian new anti-terror laws which critics have warned could be used to suppress eurosceptic movements by force.

In a rare show of universal anger seven leading civil rights movements tore into unelected Brussels bureaucrats over the shadowy plot, warning that it endangers “fundamental rights and freedoms” including the right to protest.

Dec 01 19:38

ALERT: Electors Plot to Sabotage Trump

Dec 01 18:14

Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)
Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 15)

Dec 01 17:28

Newsweek Admits They Didn’t Write Or Even Read “Madam President” Issue

Newsweek admits the Madame President was written by a 3rd party and went straight to the press without the magazine ever reading the issue.

Dec 01 16:47

DAPL: GOV’T USING NO-FLY ZONE TO SUPPRESS JOURNALISM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it will be closing federal land north of the Cannonball River on December 5th, and now reports are surfacing that the government plans to use a no-fly zone to prevent journalists from recording the events that transpire. This is following the attacks on Native land protectors and protesters that was caught on video by drone pilots, in which police were seen using percussion grenades:

The no-fly zone, which has been set up by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), applies only to citizens, as law enforcement craft continues to fly overhead. According to experts, the no-fly zone is in direct violation of the First Amendment since the drones belonging to land protectors are being used to conduct journalism.

In a statement from Roy Gutterman, director of the University of Syracuse’s Tully Center for Free Speech:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are sending out notam notices, to keep the press out, what in heaven's name are they planning to do as these protests expand?!?

Dec 01 15:11

Twitter Threatens Trump Ban After Claims of “Hate Speech Violations”

Twitter is monitoring Donald Trump and threatens to ban him for violating “harassment or hateful conduct” policies following allegations from the left.

The liberal wing of the corporate media is putting pressure on Twitter and Facebook to answer demands from liberal activists calling on Donald Trump to be banned from their social networks for what they claim to be violations of the hate-speech policies against harassment and hateful conduct.

Facebook has responded by saying that comments from the President-elect should be considered mainstream political discourse.

Twitter, following a purge accounts of outspoken conservative activists, has taken a more aggressive line stating not only are they considering banning Donald Trump but the they are watching his account and will ban him as soon as they feel Trump has crossed the line in violating their policies.

Dec 01 14:06

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011.

Dec 01 12:26

The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The media influencing operation targeting Russia appears to be an outgrowth of the US State Department’s Counter-Information Team of the Bureau of International Information Programs. The team, established under the George W. Bush administration, was a resurrection of the Cold War-era US Information Agency’s (USIA) Bureau of Information, which was designed to counter «Soviet» disinformation. The truth of the matter was that many of the news reports from TASS, Radio Moscow, and Novosti, branded as «Soviet disinformation» by USIA, were, in fact, truthful reports on CIA covert operations, including political assassinations, biological warfare, and weapons and narcotics smuggling. Today, the media mouthpieces for the CIA and Soros replace Soviet-era media outlets as their main targets for derision with RT television and Sputnik News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WRH made that list, and that made Mike and me very proud!!

What is that old war-time line, "If you're catching flack, you're over the target", and this site has been catching flack for over 20 years now!! :-)

Dec 01 11:55

In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?

The family of Osama Hassan faced a wrenching choice as his tiny body wasted away. Should they use the little money they had, in a time of war, to take the 2-year-old to a hospital? Or should they buy food to feed their other children?

His family chose food.

Outside their hut, Ahmed Sadek grimly observed his frail grandson, who was lying on a wooden cot and staring blankly at the gray sky. His hair was sparse, his teeth decayed, his arms sticklike. He could no longer walk on his spindly legs.

With every raspy breath, Osama’s ribs protruded through his dry skin.

“There’s nothing we can do for him,” Sadek said. “I know he’s going to die.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at that dying kid, held by his grandfather.

And isn't it comforting to know that the US government has been complicit in this kid's death, by militarily enabling the Saudi military, which has blockaded Yemen's ports, and prevents food from getting to desperately poor families like this, in their war against Yemen?!?

In President Obama's world, the death of children through starvation is perfectly acceptable, if the Saudis are ultimately able to grind the Houthi rebels into a pulp, and restore the presidency of Al-Hadi.

They're just "collateral damage"; not human beings, entitled to care, food, the tenderness of a loving family, and the opportunity to grow up to fulfill their destinies.

THIS ... is what President Obama's enabling of the Saudi military has created in Yemen; I am absolutely certain that, as a father himself, he will be absolutely delighted with this images:

Images of starving Yemeni child reduced to bone surfaces on social media

These images are not photoshopped: they are real testaments to the horrific nature of the US-enabled/Saudi fought war on Yemen.

I would like to politely remind both President and the House of Saud that collective punishment is a war crime; and one of the most barbaric collective punishments which can possibly be inflicted upon a people is the death of their infants, through certain and slow starvation because food is just not available.

In both the Bush and Obama administrations, there should have been a plaque behind their desks, boldly proclaiming: The United States of America; a proud partner in war crimes!!"

I am hoping - and praying - that President Elect Trump will be working in both a moral, and trade-friendly way to avoid this happening to our country, under his watch.

Dec 01 11:24

Haaretz Journalist Questioned by Police Over Phone Calls to Lawmaker

Police apparently searched the telephone of Haaretz writer Nir Gontarz and questioned him for more than two hours on suspicion he had harassed lawmaker Yael German (Yesh Atid) with repeated phone calls. The police apparently hacked the reporter's phone to check his conversations.
“The questioning was supervised by Maj. Gen. Meni Yitzhak, the head of the investigations and intelligence branch, as regulations require,” police spokesman Merav Lapidot said. According to the attorney-general’s guidelines for summoning and searching a journalist, the head of the investigations branch must approve the summons.

“I was sure this was some kind of serial stalker; it was a blocked number,” said German, who was surprised to hear that a journalist was questioned in the matter. “I don’t answer blocked numbers; if someone wants to reach me let them send a text message. I filed a complaint with the Knesset sergeant-at-arms two weeks ago. It’s been a while since I’ve even wondered who it was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli government is doing this to a journalist of record for Ha'aretz, you can bet your sweet bippy that they are doing this to every other journalist in print, online, and broadcasting, in Israel.

Dec 01 11:24

Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams the Snoopers' Charter as a 'security nightmare'

WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDER Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the "undemocratic" Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill), which this week received royal assent and will soon become law.

The IP Bill, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, was waved through by the Queen on Tuesday, which means that the government's sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017.

The Bill, described by Edward Snowden as "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy", will require ISPs to store comprehensive records of websites visited and phone numbers called for 12 months, and to enable police, security services and multiple other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions and the Food Standards Agency, to access those records on demand.

Dec 01 11:13

Sens. Graham, McCain Unveil Plan to Weaken Saudi 9/11 Bill

While the Saudis lobbied heavily against the bill, and threatened to collapse the US economy over it, it passed easily earlier this year, though even back then Republican leadership was openly talking about gutting the bill after the November election. The election’s gone, and if the “fix” has its way, so are the lawsuits

That’s because the “fix” requires plaintiffs to prove the Saudis “knew” and were “directly” financing the terrorist organization itself. Since the 9/11 Report’s 28 pages show the funding was all done through a convoluted route, it would effectively end any chance of legal repercussions for the Saudis.

Which of course is the point, though Graham insists that what he’s really concerned about is that the existing bill which allows lawsuits over stuff the Saudis actually did, might also open the US up to lawsuits over the many, many things they’ve done.

Dec 01 10:59

Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

In 2007, Adm. William Fallon, commander of CENTCOM with four decades of active-duty experience behind him, quickly took the measure of Petraeus, who was one of his subordinates while implementing a “surge” of over 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq.

Dec 01 10:42

Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump has announced Steve Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury Secretary.

Though Mnuchin himself has said little, his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump’s populist campaign. Mnuchin, like his father before him, was a partner at Goldman Sachs before joining the world of hedge funds, including working as a portfolio manager for George Soros.

There are some troubling signs that Mnuchin is unlikely to “drain the swamp” connecting Wall Street to the beltway.

For example, during interviews following the official announcement, he was quick to praise Janet Yellen as having done a “good job,” after Trump spent much of his campaign criticizing the sitting Fed Chairman. He also entertained the idea of following the lead of other countries in possibly issuing 50–100 year bonds government bonds

Dec 01 09:20

Thousands Of Veterans To Form ‘Human Shield’ For Dakota Protestors

Thousands of veterans are planning to form a human shield around the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protect protestors from police brutality.

Up to 2,000 veterans are expected in North Dakota amid violent clashes between protestors and militarised cops over the construction of an oil pipeline.

The nonviolent intervention by the veterans aims to protect the brave protestors from “assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force”.

Nationalpost.com reports:

The veterans’ plan coincides with an announcement Tuesday by law enforcement officials that they may impose fines to block supplies from entering the main protest camp after a mandatory evacuation order from the governor. Officials had warned earlier of a physical blockade, but they later backed away from that, Reuters said. Protesters have vowed to stay put.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all protestors in this situation: please be careful out there, and stay non-violent. Make sure that all actions, by you, and by the police, are consistently documented on camera, using several cameras,if at all possible.

There is absolutely no telling to what depths of butchery these militarized police have been ordered to sink, courtesy of their corporate masters.

Dec 01 09:13

MODI'S BANK TRANSACTION TAX MAY LEAD TO LARGER CONFLICTS

It now turns out that Modis extremism in not confined to the nationalist bend but includes some crazy economic ideas.

Modi decided to demonetize the country from one day to another. Every bank note valued at over US$7 was taken out of circulation. The rather crazy idea behind this is to move all monetary transactions to some electronic money systems and to then tax each and every transaction. All other kind of taxes would be abolished.

Only a lunatic without any knowledge of actual economic issues can support such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With India and Pakistan on the brink of war over the issue of Kashmir, one would think this might not be the best time to introduce such a draconian change in the way India's economy works.

Potential war with Pakistan, coupled with massive riots over the change in the economic system at home?!?

It is painfully apparent that a number of people in Modi's cabinet suffer from an almost pathological inability to think multiple, concurrent scenarios all the way through to their logical conclusions.

Dec 01 09:03

US JUDGES CAN NOW SIGN GLOBAL HACKING WARRANTS

On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.

Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI's inception, an agency that has already embarked on international hacking operations. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has defended the changes, arguing they are crucial for policing crime in an age of anonymization technology such as Tor.

The move centers around Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which regulates when and under what particular circumstances judges can issues warrants for searches and seizures, including remote searches of suspects’ computers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is, the really bad guys have already encrypted their systems to the point that whatever wizbang software is available to these judges is so far behind the times, that locating real criminals will be difficult, if not impossible, even though magistrate judges now have the power to do so.

Dec 01 08:40

The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible

You have to hand it to the regressive left, when they conjure propaganda they really know how to run with it. When their indoctrination doesn’t take, and the public stops them cold with a wall of skepticism, they don’t give up! No — the little buggers double down and go for broke!

I would point out, however, that this seemingly boundless drive to forsake all logic and reason in the name of ideology is not due to these people being special in their ambition. Rather, they are following a somewhat successful historic model; the model of communism. And by successful, I mean successfully destructive.

Dec 01 08:39

German intel agency gets €150mn to crack encryption of WhatsApp, other messaging services – reports

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) wants to hack its way around encryption used by instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and has just been given €150 million ($160 million) to do so.

The BND has developed the Reconnaissance of Non-Standardized Communication in Internet project (ANISKI) to tackle encryption.

It aims to crack encryption methods used by popular messaging services as, at present, the BND can only access information sent in “less than 10” of the 70 popular communication services.

Dec 01 08:23

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 01 07:32

The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible


What leftists do not know is that they have always been useful idiots for the global elites, and, they will be thrown in the garbage once the elites are finished with them. I hope that every leftist could watch the following interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he examines the process by which free nations are brought to chaos by the elites through the exploitation of the regressive left in order to establish a totalitarian system.

I leave you with this thought — civil war is unavoidable. The left is too crazy, and the right has now been given the weapon of government too enticing to overlook. Consider for a moment which “faction” in the world benefits most from this arrangement and then you will understand that the left is ultimately a distraction from the greater enemy. Remove the globalists from the picture, and the left will sort itself out.

Nov 30 19:30

One Year Ago Today, Cops Who Killed Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis Were Outed On WRH!

After two deputies slaughtered 62-year-old Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, the sheriff and corporate media had refused to name Jack's killers because they were allegedly "afraid for the deputie's safety." This wasn't right, so with the help of some locals, I published their identies. Mike Rivero 'front-paged' the story at WhatReallyHappened.com and within hours the expose had gone mega-viral and the TV news and newspapers, who already knew damn well who the killers were but were too GUTLESS to publish it, were forced to follow suit. Zollman held a press conference that evening with his tail between his legs and a 180 degree coincidental change of heart, and he was (forced) to name KILLERS BRIAN WOOD AND CODY ROLAND, since at that point the whole world knew. This was a great day for the independent media and for 'Justice for Jack.'

Nov 30 10:43

A Few Notes On Trump's Pick Of Swamp-Dweller Neocon "Elaine Chao" As Head Of Dept. Of Transportation, From A Real (Non-PC) Trucker

Elaine Chao, Bush crony & Mitch McConnell's wife!?! I have some comments on this, as a trucker, business owner and someone who is literally affected by all the absurd edicts of the DOT every day. If you"re politically-correct or easily offended, I'm warning you, leave now. By the way I have also reported extensively on Obama's disastrous DOT and the horrible clueless dingbat woman he had running the place, Anne Ferro. if you dare to learn a real recent example of how all these convoluted DOT rules affect the lives & business of truckers, enter here.

Nov 30 09:50

THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

Democrats are furious that Americans rejected their criminal, unethical, boring and fainting far left candidate.

And they are OUTRAGED that they do not control the flow of information anymore thanks to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and talk radio.

So rather than win on ideas they have decided to purge the conservative websites from the marketplace of ideas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nov 30 08:49

Dear President Putin

...
Don’t let the Atlanticist Integrationists convince you that my exposure as a Russian agent is just a CIA ruse to plant an agent on you. My criticism of Washington’s policy of raising tensions between nuclear powers and support of your policy of reducing tensions is not spy cover. I really do prefer that the world not be blown up in thermo-nuclear war. This is a suspect view in the US, but I hope it is an acceptable one in Russia.

Looking forward to that passport.

Paul Craig Roberts

Webmaster addition: Me too! :)

Nov 30 07:40

Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chao served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush’s presidency. She’s also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Nov 30 07:23

State Senator Wants to Charge Protesters as ‘Economic Terrorists’

Last week, Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen announced plans to propose a bill in January that would criminalize certain protests as “economic terrorism,” to be punishable as a Class C Felony.

The proposed bill would penalize protesters who engage in “unlawful disruption of transportation and commerce,” and if passed, those found in violation of the law could face punishment of up to five years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

The proposed bill would also go after organizations and funders backing the protests by forcing them to pay restitution at a rate of three times the calculated amount of damage. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Ericksen specifically named philanthropists George Soros and Tom Steyer, as well as the Sierra Club organization, as intended targets of the legislation.

Nov 30 06:43

Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about PropOrNot. That plays a small part in this.

Journalists that said or wrote anything damaging to the Clinton campaign or supported her opponents in any way were targeted. News sites and journalists that failed to criticize Vladimir Putin, or worse; they were sympathetic of this or that Russian or Syria policy at any time are on the lists.

Nov 30 06:20

‘Sniffers & taps on journalists’: WikiLeaks publishes emails as whistleblower Brown is paroled

In a July 2010 email exchange, HBGary executive Greg Hoglund proposed “sniffing” operations in Russia, targeting cell phone operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Vimpelcom.

“NSA has all the collection resources you could imagine, CIA likewise has operatives coming out the wazooo. What they don't have is an ability to manage complex campaigns,” Hoglund wrote.

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr built upon the proposal by discussing the plan to infiltrate governments and groups using social media, by setting up fake “personas.”

“I will create a few personas for the executive members of the company so there can be some email traffic. You will at some point be able to use this guys [sic] accounts as compromised,” Barr wrote.

Nov 30 06:15

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

A new rule is set to go into effect on Dec. 1 letting the FBI get permission from a judge in a single jurisdiction to hack into multiple computers whose locations aren’t known.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the deceptive headline. The rule goes into effect December 1, yet Trump gets the blame!

Nov 29 23:21

Media Attempts To Normalize#PizzaGate Pedophilia With #SexyDisney Trend on Twitter

As #PizzaGate continues to be buried on corporate social network trends #SexyDisney emerges as an attempt to normalize thoughts of pedophilia

Nov 29 21:38

Could Britain LOSE Brexit? Legal expert says Supreme Court case could rule AGAINST Gov

THE Government could lose its legal bid to be allowed to trigger Brexit talks with Brussels without MPs' backing by a thumping 11 to nil, a legal expert predicted today.

...

Michael Zander QC, Professor Emeritus of Law at the London School of Economics, told legal magazine Counsel: "I would be surprised if the Attorney General and his team of supporting QCs and other lawyers have given ministers reason to hope that there was any great hope of the (High Court's) unanimous and very strong decision being reversed.

"In my view, the Government could be looking at losing 11-0."

So the demands of 17 million UK citizens can be overruled by 11 "important" people?

Nov 29 18:43

Boston Police Department plans to buy $1.4m social media spying tool

The Boston Police Department plans to buy a $1.4 million social media surveillance tool capable of building out complex associational profiles of users, tracking posts by location, performing ‘sentiment’ analysis, and much, much more. A detailed description of what the department is looking for is laid out in an 88-page request for proposals dated October 2016. Bids for the contract were due at the end of that month, and the department is apparently going to make a decision about which company to hire on or around December 5.

Nov 29 17:10

Intel Officer Plotting With ISIS To Blow Up Intel Headquarters Arrested In Germany

Germany has arrested an intelligence officer which infiltrated the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BvF) on behalf of ISIS after he was outed for leaking classified information to the terrorist group in a plot to blow up the office’s headquarters.

Nov 29 15:00

GET READY: IRS PUTS CROSSHAIRS ON EVERY AMERICAN WITHOUT OBAMACARE

Nov 29 13:52

Washington Post Cries Out Loud: 'Donald Trump Weaponizes Conspiracy Theories!'

Look at the media (in this case the leftist Washington Post) crying like little babies over supposed conspiracy theories:

Nov 29 12:29

Law Enforcement Are Blocking Supplies From Entering Standing Rock Camp

Supplies like food and building materials will be blocked from entering the main camp due to an “emergency evacuation” order signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple.

Nov 29 12:26

HOW FAKE NEWS SPREADS — CORPORATE MEDIA SPREAD STORY OF ‘ACTIVE SHOOTER’ DURING A KNIFE ATTACK

For all the noise out of the mainstream corporate media about “fake news,” it didn’t take long for a mass knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning to morph into widespread reporting of an “active shooter.”

This phenomenon highlights exactly how the “fog of war,” and rush to be the first to report on a story, can result in a story being reported fallaciously. Of course, the narrative sold by the mainstream is that alternative media is unreliable, and thus, corporate media must be relied upon as the standard bearers of “truthful and legitimate” information.

Obviously, this type of wildfire reporting of false information across the whole of mainstream media calls into question the veracity of the reporting and fact checking done by these mainstream outlets that are so quick to call independent news “fake.”

See how that works?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

...And THESE are the folks we are supposed to believe, when they absolutely, incontrovertibly, have their "facts" wrong?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from the people who swore to you that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction!"

Nov 29 12:15

OBAMA’S LEGACY: OBAMACARE FAILURE, DRONE POLICY FAILURE, GUANTANAMO FAILURE, NSA SPYING FAILURE

Gallup’s Daily Obama Approval Rating poll shows Americans view president Obama consistently higher now than at any time since 2009.

His popularity is more of a reflection on Obama being a likable person, than having likable policies. It’s also a reflection on the extreme unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Likable or not, Obama’s legacy will be one of complete failure. Vox reports The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble.

Vox missed some things, lots of things actually, but the headline is accurate enough.

Everything Obama stood for is about to be undone, except perhaps his drone policy which was a miserable failure and should be undone.

Obamacare Failure
Drone Policy Failure
Trade policy Failure
Libya Failure
NSA Spying Failure
Guantanamo Failure
Russia Failure

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Shedlock left off two very important failures of the Obama "legacy"; his failure to stop the war in Afghanistan, and his failure to prevent the absolute crash of the of the middle class, courtesy of intense offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs.

In President Obama's mind, this is what his America looks like: moneyed, connected, and elite:

What Obama thinks America looks like

Unfortunately, for way too many Americans, living under his watch as President, this is what their America looks like:

Tent Cities Continue to Grow in California

As reported by Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com in September of this year:

"Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day. And it isn’t just adults that we are talking about. It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in a homeless shelter or in some other form of emergency housing at some point last year. Yes, the stock market may have been experiencing a temporary boom for the last couple of years, but for those on the low end of the economic scale things have just continued to deteriorate."

I am cautiously optimistic that President Elect Trump will be more of a President for ALL the American people; not just the moneyed; the elite; and the connected.

But only time will tell.

Nov 29 11:58

COPS AND CITIZENS WILL BE FORCED TO BUY 'SMART GUNS'

Three private companies, Armatix Smart System, iGun Technology and Kodiak Intelligun have recentlyy developed "smart gun" technology using RFID sensors and biometric sensors.

So why would the feds, spend two decades and millions of dollars trying to develop "smart guns"?

The answer is both disturbing and predictable.

A National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report, noted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has used $12.6 million in taxpayer money to develop 'smart gun' technology. Most of the funding—approximately $11.1 million—was provided by NIJ itself and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Fyi, the Feds have been working on 'smart gun' technology for over two decades (see page 5).

DHS is behind 'smart gun' technology

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about 'smart guns' is finding out who's behind it. According to page 12 of the report, DHS and the DOJ have already determined what 'smart gun' requirements will be used.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such requirements will leave law-abiding, gun-safety conscious citizens defenseless.

But then again, that's the plan.

The city of Chicago is an alleged "gun free zone"; and yet, as reported at www.dnainfo.com on 30 September, 2016:

With September nearly over and three months still left in the year, Chicago has had more than 3,100 shooting victims — 300 more than the number of people shot in all of 2015. There have been 2,588 shooting incidents so far this year resulting in 3,173 people being shot, according to data compiled by DNAinfo from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police. There were 2,327 incidents and 2,843 people shot in all of last year.

The bottom line is, and particularly if you live in a very violent, crowded city, like Chicago, the police cannot protect you: that is simple fact.

So what can the state and Federal governments actually do to turn this around?!?

1. Give all kids a first class education, preparing them for jobs that WILL exist into the 21st century. And forget manual labor; very shortly, robots will be doing most of that. Make sure that they can all speak a standard English before they can graduate from high school.

2. Bring back meaningful jobs, with decent wages, to the inner cities. Crime is born, many times, from desperation, and that desperation has to be addressed.

3. Legalize drugs, to take the profit motive out of it. The war on drugs has been an abject, complete, and highly costly, failure.

When there is no financial incentive for getting people hooked, that market place will implode, and the gangs will have to figure out something else to peddle (hey, how about organic, non-gmo food?!?)

Nov 29 11:39

WATER PROTECTOR HIT IN EYE BY TEAR GAS GRENADE AND OTHERS INJURED SUE POLICE

Virginia Dundon, a member of the Navajo Nation and a part of a water protectors’ camp resisting the Dakota Access pipeline since September 11, may never be able to see out of her right eye again. She was hit by a tear gas canister on November 20, when police attacked hundreds of water protectors on Backwater Bridge.

In response to the brutality she suffered, Dundon, along with other water protectors, have filed a lawsuit against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies responsible for “excessive force” used against water protectors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's see...throwing a tear gas directly at someone's eye; shooting someone in the back with a rubber bullet; creating hypothermia so intense that feeling in the victim's hand was lost; shooting someone directly in the vagina with a tear gas grenade: and this was all considered "normal and reasonable" by the Morton County Police?!?

Hitler's Josef Mengele would have LOVED these guys!! They obviously thought they had the right to use torture here, with all the modern accoutrements, when protesters are seriously getting in the way of money to be made!

Nov 29 11:31

Facebook Employees Are Quitting Because Users Are Being Censored

The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.

In the midst of backlash over the stunning victory of President-elect Donald Trump, which some people attribute to the preponderance of apocryphal headlines disseminated by Internet search engines and social media platforms, the companies are tweaking their algorithms in order to target specifically blacklisted sites, many of which happen to be alternative media sites that question the political and media establishment. Many of the sites are also financially dependent on ad revenue earned by organic and referral traffic directed by Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Now, it appears Facebook’s new algorithmic censorship practices are causing some of its employees to quit.

Nov 29 11:25

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdo?an

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdo?an said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the president said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I nearly fell out of my chair, upon reading this, and thought, "Is this some horrific mistranslation?!? Has this guy utterly lost his reality licence?!?

But I googled the headline, and this came up in over 5 different times, in 5 different, credible resources, and yes, the headline is absolutely correct; Turkey has just declared war on the government of Syria.

There is however, a slightly different "spin" on this, courtesy of Russia Today (rt.com) In its coverage it added the following caveat: "However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border."

Putin will not let a decap strike against Al-Assad happen.

So what's Erdogan's plan to avoid military conflict with the Russians, if regime change in Damascus is really his goal here?!?

Has President Obama, and NATO's Secretary General Stoltenberg given Erdogan some kind of covert promises to come in and assist, if the going gets rough against the Russian military (which it will)?!?

IF the answer to that question is in the affirmative, then the US government is on it's way to war with Russia and World War III even before Donald Trump gets to take the Oath of Office.

And what are the corporate presstitutes saying about this right now?!?

Absoflippinglutely NOTHING; zero, nada, zip.

Nov 29 10:48

Could May do THIS to BRITAIN? Public REJECTED EU in vote – but ministers decided to STAY

ALMOST 12 years ago 10 countries in the European Union decided they would allow the public to go to the ballot box to decide whether they would support the EU constitution.

But after France and the Netherlands voted overwhelmingly to remove themselves from the bloc's constitution, six other countries cancelled their referendums.

Now as pressure is on Theresa May to exercise a smooth exit for Britain to leave the EU, legal battles within the country are making a swift Brexit look increasingly unlikely.

It can be revealed that politicians in both France and the Netherlands simply ignored the will of their people after they overwhelmingly rejected Brussels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nov 29 09:58

THE CORPORATE MEDIA'S GULAG OF THE MIND

One of the most remarkable ironies of The Washington Post's recent evidence-free fabrication of purported "Russian propaganda" websites (including this site) is how closely it mimics the worst excesses of the USSR's Stalinist era.

Those unfamiliar with the Stalinist era's excesses will benefit from reading Solzhenitsyn's three-volume masterpiece The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, The Gulag Archipelago 2 and Gulag Archipelago 3.

One episode is especially relevant to the totalitarian tactics of The Washington Post's evidence-free accusation. Solzhenitsyn tells the story of one poor fellow who made the mistake of recounting a dream he'd had the previous night to his co-workers.

In his dream, Stalin had come to some harm. In Solzhenitsyn's account, the fellow was remorseful about the dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When it comes to corporate media, I am anti-lie, particularly regarding those lies, either printed, spoken, or on my computer screen, created with the intent of selling me wars, which have absolutely nothing to do with protecting my country, but everything to do with enhancing private corporate profit.

In fact, the leadership of every single outlet which declared, without doing anything remotely related to fact checking, that Saddam Hussein had "weapons of mass destruction", should be charged as an accessory to the genocide of the Iraqi people, tried, and convicted, and do hard jail time for this.

I know that will only happen when pigs fly, so my brothers and sisters who are all part of the independent media, I say; hang in there.

Don't let this panicked smear job throw you off course for one second, because it demonstrates that the whorespondents and presstitutes can no longer shape the agenda: we do!!

Nov 29 09:17

‘Fake news comes from our own govt’ – Ron Paul

Nov 29 09:15

The FT Asks "Is This The Elites' "Marie Antoinette" Moment?"

Some revolutions could have been avoided if the old guard had only refrained from provocation. There is no proof of a “let them eat cake” incident. But this is the kind of thing Marie Antoinette could have said. It rings true. The Bourbons were hard to beat as the quintessential out-of-touch establishment.

They have competition now.

Our global liberal democratic establishment is behaving in much the same way. At a time when Britain has voted to leave the EU, when Donald Trump has been elected US president, and Marine Le Pen is marching towards the Elysée Palace, we — the gatekeepers of the global liberal order — keep on doubling down.

Nov 29 07:30

Trump, H. Clinton, Bush Sr., Obama Skype with ‘Black Hat handler’: ‘recount’ ‘election’ to Clinton? False flag ‘civil war’ to censor ‘fake news’ media? Russia in the cross-hairs of WW3?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

This satire is based on the following objective and independently verifiable facts that point to hidden king-makers:

When Americans are told an election is defined by touching a computer screen without a countable receipt that can be verified, they are being told a criminal lie to allow election fraud. This is self-evident, but Princeton, Stanford, and the President of the American Statistical Association are among the leaders pointing to the obvious (and here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here). Again, no professional would/can argue an election is legitimate when there is nothing for anyone to count.

American’s trust for reliable information from Corporate Media steadily declines, with recent “news” that independent media (such as you’re reading here) is “fake news” in service to Russia.

Nov 29 07:09

Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

Andrew Breitbart is making news even in death.

Social media speculation of a sex-trafficking ring in the nation’s capital has burned up social media sites for weeks. Complicating matters is Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s decision not to comment on anything WikiLeaks-related for months.

Nov 28 18:31

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 28 13:55

'Fake News' is a contrivance of the fakestream media that has completely lost control of every narrative... and now they're panicking

There is a saying often misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi that goes, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

This quote, which most likely was derived from a speech given by union leader Nicholas Klein in 1914, perfectly sums up the current state of relations between the so-called 'mainstream media' and alternative media.

Nov 28 13:45

European president Jean-Claude Juncker pleads with EU leaders not to hold 'in-out' referendums - because voters will choose to LEAVE 

Jean-Claude Juncker has urged EU leaders not to hold referendums on their membership of the bloc because he fears their voters will also choose to leave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy

Nov 28 13:04

How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be

But in the past few years, it’s become apparent that anti-extraction protests are part of the new climate movement. The urgency induced by the first relocations of climate refugees, heavy flooding, hot weather and devastating wildfires has also buoyed the Keep it in the Ground movement, which is pushing to stop mining of the world's remaining fossil fuels.

“In mid-January, a standing-room-only crowd packed a county courtroom near Seattle for a case so minor it normally would not have gone to trial. The five defendants were each charged with two misdemeanors: trespass and obstructing a train. All admitted to the crimes but pleaded ‘not guilty.’

Their defense, in simplified terms, was ‘climate change made me do it.’”

Nov 28 12:53

Idaho Charter School Student Project Calls Colonial Christians "Liars, Deceitful & Self-Centered."

Concerned locals in Idaho have posted pictures of a charter school student project which demonizes Colonial Christians as "liars, deceitful and self-centered." The project has been displayed for some time in a prominent spot for all visitors and attendees to see. One parent asked "You have to wonder whether this "libertarian" charter school excels more at brainwashing than other public schools." At the time of publication, Thomas Jefferson Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho did not respond to a request for comment.

Nov 28 10:35

Turkey's Erdogan escalates war of words with European Union

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Saturday that Turkey could extend by at least another three months a state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July coup. In a public address in Istanbul, Erdogan launched another attack on the EU just days after the European Parliament voted to back a freeze in accession talks with Ankara.

"Maybe the state of emergency will be extended by three months and then maybe another three months," Erdogan said. "This is a decision for the government and the parliament." He also threatened to restore capital punishment, a decision that would effectively end Ankara's longstanding bid. And he added that he would listen to Turkish citizens rather than people named "Hans" and "George," picking two common European first names.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, the hard truth is that Turkey and Europe need each other, particularly because of the immigration deal Europe still so desperately needs to ease the flow of immigration to their respective countries.

Erdogan has shown his proclivities for dictatorship, post-failed coup, and that may work for a while, if the Turkish people actually think he and his government can keep them safe; however, if this proves to not be true, you may well see gigantic demonstrations against him, and a snap election - allowed under the Turkish Constitution - through which to replace him.

Nov 28 09:52

Ron Paul Lashes Out At WaPo's Witch Hunt: "Expect Such Attacks To Continue"

On Thursday, the Post published a new article by Craig Timberg complaining of a “flood” of so-called fake news supported by “a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy,” To advance this conclusion, Timberg points to PropOrNot, an organization of anonymous individuals formed this year, as having identified “more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season.” Look on the PropOrNot list. There is the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s (RPI) website RonPaulInstitute.org listed among websites termed “Russian propaganda outlets.”

Nov 28 09:24

THE US GOVERNMENT IS ALREADY QUIETLY BACKING OUT OF ITS PROMISE TO PHASE OUT PRIVATE PRISONS

Critics have long denounced private prisons in the US as unsafe, inefficient and at times, inhumane. Those critics, who include inmates and activists, seemed to find a powerful ally earlier this year when the Department of Justice announced it would phase out its use of private prisons for federal prisoners. This wouldn’t mean the end of privately-run incarceration facilities (they’re also used by immigration authorities and states), but it was seen as a step forward. Except, that when the first contracts came up for re-negotiation this fall, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) quietly decided to renew them anyway. That decision, along with the election of Donald Trump, mean that the US is unlikely to see the use of private prison operators diminish any time soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The private prison system in this country is engineered to work magnificently for their shareholders, but terribly for inmates incarcerated in them.

Put very simply, they don't work; when an inmate finishes their sentence, they are very likely to be worse off in every conceivable way than when they went in, and the recidivism rate for these facilities is through the roof.

But, of course, the private prison industry has discovered the power of political contributions, and how they can make the industry "bullet-proof" to calls to shut them down, because of the lousy outcomes for their prisoners.

As reported at represent.us:

Private prison companies are exploiting our corrupt political system to lock people up… for profit. The two largest private prison companies alone have spent $35 million on lobbying and campaign contributions to state and local officials since 1989. Evidently, it was money well spent: The number of prisoners housed in private facilities has jumped 1600% since 1990. By buying favor with the right politicians, private prison companies have been able to secure everything from lucrative government contracts to harsher laws to guarantee a steady stream of inmates for their facilities. These companies turn our tax dollars into a lucrative business that hauls in $3 billion a year.

These numbers - and their implications - are just staggering.

Mike and I recently had the opportunity to watch Michael Moore's documentary, "Where to Invade Next?", and in this film is a segment on a Swedish prison. The prisoners are treated humanely, fed decently, and are truly rehabilitated before they leave. The ultimate outcome?!? People who can reintegrate with society, and the numbers document that only a tiny fraction of them re-offend.

The American penal system is horrifically broken, and until we can, as a nation, get this sorted, the system will not work, either for the prisoners, or ultimately, society at large, and we all pay a price for its disfunction.

Nov 28 09:03

DOCTOR AT STANDING ROCK: “PEOPLE HAD SHEETS OF ICE HANGING OFF THEM” AFTER POLICE TRIED TO MURDER DAPL PROTESTERS BY GIVING THEM HYPOTHERMIA

Dr. Robie Sterling finished his residency at Swedish Medical Center a few months ago. Not long after, he traveled to North Dakota with two other doctors from Swedish.

But he was alone in the medic tent when the radio call came in Sunday evening. There was a confrontation happening at the front line.

Sterling: “Police were starting to shoot the rubber bullets.”

Police also used water sprays and tear gas.

It was dark, below freezing, and injured people started to pour in.

Sterling: “The initial ones were nearly all head shots. Pretty much everyone had a concussion. Some of them had lacerations to the head. One woman had an eye injury.”

Sterling says the camp had just started to prepare for incidents like this, but they were far from ready.

Physicians and volunteers worked through the night as protesters and police clashed. Camp organizers estimate more than 200 were injured, and at least 17 hospitalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a very good reason why the corporate presstitutes are not covering this on-going protest; their corporate and governmental masters have ordered them NOT to cover this, because this kind of brutal police behaviour, toward unarmed protesters, is about to become the "new normal" future of policing nation-wide, and they don't want you to see what is coming until it is far too late to do anything about it.

And please remember; the police motto now is not "to protect and serve" but "to maim and kill in behalf of corporate interests!!"

Nov 28 09:02

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Facebook has long drawn ire over its tendency to censor users’ posts based on its opaque standards. But under leaked proposals from a controversial European trade deal, the social network and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content, as long as it’s deemed “harmful or objectionable.”

The measure is one of several internet-related proposals being advanced by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), according to a leaked section of the agreement published by Greenpeace and the German digital rights blog Netzpolitik. The draft proposal, which is dated September 16, 2013, effectively guarantees online services’ ability to censor such content in Europe without needing to accept any legal liability or public accountability—whether that curation is done by a human or an algorithm.

Nov 28 08:56

Fury as EU officials handed £15M PAY RISE as Brussels continues tirade on national debts

Despite cutbacks across the continent, 55,000 EU bureaucrats will receive a 3.3 per cent pay rise backdated to July, giving them a pay packet boost to the tune of £15.4million (€18m), just in time for Christmas.

Nov 28 08:54

EU votes for citizens to fund their own brainwashing

A fledgling group set up by the European Commission to allegedly counteract “Russian propaganda” is to be expanded with more public cash and resources. European citizens will be funding mechanisms inducing their own ignorance and misinformation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You don't expect them to use their OWN money, do you? :)

Nov 28 08:00

WOW Pop Icon Cher Unleashes Epic Angry Rant Against "MURDEROUS DICTATOR" "DESPOT" Fidel Castro

I was shocked but very happily surprised to see a Hollywood leftist who's actually anti-commie for once. Good for you, Cher!

Nov 27 18:37

Is Web Content Blocked By Your Country, On Your Device, Or In Your Network? Try This Simple Workaround

The Internet Archive was blocked by T-Mobile's obnoxious Web Guard on my new hotspot, and none of my old workarounds were good -- or fast -- enough, so I put together a new one.

Requires desired website URL, and ability to cut, paste, and (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!). Unlike many workarounds, does not require ability to view the source code -- though it gives you the ability to write it.

Nov 27 17:05

India's Modi Admits Plan Shifting Nation To "Cashless Society"

"we can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society...this is the chance for you to enter the digital world."

Nov 27 16:59

Trump Supporters Worship Frog Hate God ‘Kek’ Claims Latest Media Hoax

Media keeps reporting Trump rascism hoaxes without fact checking, such as Trump supporters worship an anti-Semitic hate-god symbolized by a cartoon frog meme.

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 12:44

Jill Stein’s Twitter Shows Recount Is All About Defeating Trump

ill Stein’s Twitter feed reveals her Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump positions from promoting Trump Riots to pushing false neo-fascist racism claims.

Nov 27 09:53

The Western War On Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and “al Qaeda connections,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” endless lies about Gadaffi, “Russian invasion of Ukraine”—the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.

Nov 27 09:44

The Washington Post: Useful-Idiot Shills For A Failed, Frantic Status Quo That Has Lost Control Of The Narrative

My "crime" is a simple one: challenging the ruling elite's narrative. Labeling all dissent "enemy propaganda" is of course the classic first phase of state-sponsored propaganda and the favorite tool of well-paid illiberal apologists for an illiberal regime.

Labeling everyone who dissents or questions the ruling elite's narrative as tools of an enemy power is classic McCarthy-era witch-hunting, i.e. a broad-brush way of marginalizing and silencing critics with an accusation that is easy to fabricate but difficult to prove.

Nov 27 09:32

“Election Recount to Happen” - Soros Responsible for Funding Recount Effort (Video)

What is about to happen could possibly cause a civil war. Anonymous, the infamous group responsible for hacking multiple high-level officials and agencies, just made a graveannouncement:

“It’s over, folks.

They are absolutely taking this from Trump. If you were able to see these stories they already have prepared for us to start running next week, your jaw would hit the ground.

They are going to “find” that the results were indeed “hacked”. They have everything set in place, and have been ready to play this out for over a week.

All 3 states (Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania) are going to be reversed and awarded to Hillary Clinton. Speculations are in the midst of who is pulling the strings, but this is undoubtedly going to happen.

Start preparing for the news to pour in, NOW.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate this talk of civil war, but it does seem like we are about to get one, so better to be prepared.

Nov 27 09:30

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 27 08:08

DONALD TRUMP VS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER?

For a better understanding of Donald Trump’s transition towards the new American presidency, one should at least generally understand the present controversies in American society. As a non-typical Republican who has sent some strong antiestablishment messages during the campaign, which was the main energy source for his election, Trump is in some way obliged not only to his people, but also to the whole world, namely to stop the new Cold War and confrontation with Russia. Is this really possible?

It is, but let us see the bad news first. Generally speaking, on the geopolitical level, the American ‘ideal’ of world domination, and consequently of establishing a World Government that would lead to the notorious New World Order, has two concepts. The first one is the so-called mondialism, which is adopted by Democrats, and anticipates a World Government that would includes representatives from other (strong) nations/regions, under American leadership, of course.

Nov 27 07:53

College Students Demand Police Investigate "Suck It Up, Pussies" Post-It Note As Hate Crime

Apparently the simple post-it note was determined to be a "hate crime" by the college's "diversity offices" and students with knowledge of the incident were encouraged to contact campus police. To our complete shock, a message from Edgewood's Vice President for Student Development pinned the blame for the "hate crime" on Trump, saying that it is part of a growing trend of "covert micro-aggressions and overt macro-aggressions" that have "taken on new fervor in higher education since our national election."

Regarding triggered snowflakes and those who value themselves based on their ability to be offended: Don't forget about all those people who's job it is to defend and pamper the snowflakes. Their jobs depend on these snowflakes being triggered!

Nov 26 17:15

Ministers suppressed damaging fracking report until after crucial vote

Councillors were then overruled when they voted against it anyway

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA