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Apr 24 01:02

Total Control: New Measures Toward Global Totalitarianism

For those who have read “1984” by George Orwell, it is almost prophetic in its depth and accuracy. The reason that the warning has not been heeded is that change takes place with glacial slowness. Sometimes the changes take so long they dull the senses and we become inured to “more bad news,” or we just discount it continually. No matter what our reaction, the march toward global totalitarianism proceeds, with or without our consent or even our attention.

Apr 24 00:10

Time to Repeal the 2nd Amendment & Ban Guns, How is That Working For You?

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017. A 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according to a recent report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association. There has been no better gun salesman than President Obama and his minions in the history of this country, and it occurred in an otherwise downward economy!

Apr 23 23:50

If You Limit ANY Free Speech, This Is What You Get

Make no mistake, ANY anti-free speech law will be used against innocent, non-violent, peaceful people. And the American police state will enforce those laws on its victims with glee.

Apr 23 12:40

The Truth About The "Multicultural" Invasion Of Sweden

Immigration is an issue that causes tempers to flare. Many Americans want our borders to be firmly closed to outsiders, especially if those outsiders are brown. Having lived in and been welcome in another country, and having brought my children to the United States, obviously, I’m pro-immigration.

But only to a point.

Europe has opened their doors generously but now, they are filled with areas of high risk and looming flashpoints. Let’s take a look at what has happened in Sweden, where unchecked immigration has created a public safety crisis.

The crime in Malmo and Stockholm has skyrocketed. You can read about it in these articles:

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring

Hand grenades and violence rattle Sweden’s middle class

Violence against women has also increased dramatically.

According to the Swedish Crime Survey, compared to 2015, attempted rape against girls 15 – 17 was up 46 percent in 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With many so-called"sanctuary cities" in the US, we have seen a huge uptick in crime as well, although the alleged news media in this country doesn't want to admit it.

Apr 23 12:32

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record, Raises Number of Beheadings by 70%, Lack of Basic Freedoms for Women and Girls

n its latest report published Saturday, the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) said executions by the Saudi government in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 72 percent.

The report also showed that a number of foreign nationals also face capital punishment in Saudi Arabia.

ESOHR released its report amid widespread criticism of Saudi Arabia over its terrible human rights record, including the censorship of free speech, indiscriminate incarceration of citizens with no due process, and lack of basic freedoms for women and girls.

The Saudi government refrains from providing any official statistics for people on death row but the organization confirmed that 42 people are expected to be imminently executed, including 8 individuals who were minors at the time of the offense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the B.O.Y. (the Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Bin Salman), and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, are two of President Trump's BFFs in the region, I am not looking for any kind of a peaceful resolution to the region's issues anytime soon.

I would travel to Tehran (if I could), because I understand that, as a member of a protected minority religion, as a Christian, I could worship at a Christian church, just as Jewish people can worship in their Synagogues, or Bahais in their shrines, without fear of prosecution.

Unfortunately, the practice of any religion which is not Wahabbi Islam, is a punishable offence in Saudi Arabia, and is sometimes punished severely.
Saudi Arabia, from the past into the future

Apr 23 12:14

Welcome to Agadez, America’s Latest Front in the War on Terror

Say hello to Agadez:

Agadez is 4,000 miles from Aghanistan, where the Global War on Terrorism began. It’s 2,500 miles from Iraq, our next destination in the war. It’s 2,000 miles from Syria and 1,500 miles from Benghazi. This is where we’re building a $110 million drone base that will host nearly a thousand American troops, double the number of a few years ago. Here is Eric Schmitt:

Taken together, these parallel missions reflect a largely undeclared American military buildup outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, often with murky authorities and little public attention, unfolding in remote places like Yemen, Somalia and, increasingly, West Africa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Major General Hicks, I truly believe that I have a method of completely eliminating any terror threats to Americans in any part of the world; we need, please, to stop mucking about in other people's countries to expropriate resources to which the US government has absolutely zero moral right, or, at least, compensate the people of those countries whose resources we are expropriating.

It's just that simple; and you are welcome!! :-)

Apr 23 12:04

Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres

Bombings at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said.

At least 57 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the city on Sunday, officials said.

Six more people were killed later in the day in Baghlan's Pul-e-Khumri city, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb near another voting centre. All six were from the same family.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group said it carried out the Kabul attack, but no group has claimed responsibility for the Baghlan blast yet.

The Kabul bombing occured in the Dasht-e-Barchi area, where many of the country's Shia Hazara minority reside.

Among the victims were many women and children, witnesses said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have been at war for nearly 17 years in Afghanistan, with no discernible end in sight.

What the US government and NATO should be doing, and right the hell now, is to remove all troops as safely as is quickly reasonable, and negotiate with whatever government is left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and opium control rights.

Of course, THAT... would be logical.

Apr 23 11:56

As Korea Talks Progress, Mainstream Media Try to Derail : PeaceMedia starts interviewing random Koreans seeking peace skeptics

Months of diplomatic progress with North Korea has really picked up pace in recent weeks. An historic moment is set for this Friday, when South Korea’s President Moon has a summit with Kim Jong-un. Ending the Korean War, 68 years after it started, is under serious consideration.

And that’s just the start of the reasons for optimism. A hotline between North and South Korea opened last Friday. The US is considering opening an embassy in Pyongyang. President Trump will also be having his own summit with Kim in late May or early June.

North Korea has made numerous significant concessions. They’ve halted missile and nuclear testing and are in the process of closing their nuclear testing site. Most significantly, they are open to a deal to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula without demanding 30,000 US troops withdraw from South Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed on this one; I am hoping (and praying) that Trump and South Korea's leadership are reading the signs from Pyongyang correctly.

Apr 23 11:50

Twitter Blocks Girl with Down Syndrome for Posting ‘Pro-Life Pictures’

Charlotte “Charlie” Fien, a British pro-life activist with Down syndrome, was reportedly blocked by Twitter for 24 hours this week after posting pro-life materials.

The 22-year-old English girl with just under 2,000 followers was up in arms over Twitter’s heavy-handed move, especially since the social media giant routinely allows pro-abortion users to post anything they want without censorship.

“Funny how Twitter allows willy pics and boobs,” she cracked. “Funny how Twitter allows paedophiles and other scum. Funny how Twitter doesn’t like my Pro Life pics and blocks them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The treatments for Downs Syndrome have grown incredibly, and this young woman, and her very loving, suppportive family, is living proof of that.

This is a genetic abnormality, and in the 21st century, people should be testing their DNA to insure against that, when they are ready to be parents.
And if it is an issue for a couple,they should think about adoption, which I believe is a very beautiful thing to do.

But for Twitter to block her pro-life images; PLEASE, this is very tacky.

I personally feel that I need to track down this gal, and offer support.

And just in case I haven't made my feelings clear, on this blog, I am very much pro-life, but understand, as a compassionate woman, that not all pregnancies can come to term, and it is a tragedy when that cannot happen.

It happened to two family members very close to us, so I do understand why and how this termination of a pregnancy sometimes just has to be done; I just hate seeing it done as a retroactive birth control measure.

Apr 23 11:34

LAWMAKERS ASK FBI WHY IT ISN'T GETTING BUSY CRACKING ITS STOCKPILE OF SEIZED SMARTPHONES

Ever since the FBI began its "going dark" crusade, crucial questions have gone unanswered. Considering the budget and technical expertise the FBI has access to, why was it so necessary to get Apple to crack an iPhone's encryption for the Bureau? Turns out it wasn't. The FBI did have a solution, but the head of the division charged with cracking open the San Bernardino shooter's phone didn't want a technical solution. He wanted a courtroom solution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI is just as critically fractionalized as is the rest of this government, and is collectively impotent to resolve this issue intelligently.

Apr 23 11:31

APPLE SUED AN INDEPENDENT NORWEGIAN REPAIR SHOP IN BID TO MONOPOLIZE REPAIR -- AND LOST

Apple's efforts in particular to monopolize repair run deep. The company has worked alongside the Department of Homeland Security and ICE to seize counterfeit parts in the United States and raid shops of independent iPhone repair professionals. FOIA efforts to obtain details on just how deeply rooted Apple is in ICE's "Operation Chain Reaction" have been rejected. The efforts to "combat counterfeit goods" often obscures what this is really about for Apple: protecting a lucrative repair monopoly and thwarting anybody that might dare repair Apple devices for less money.

And Apple's efforts on this front are a decidedly global affair. More recently, Apple has been harassing an independent repair shop owner in Norway named Henrik Huseby. After Norway customs officials seized a shipment of 63 iPhone 6 and 6S replacement screens on their way to Huseby's repair shop, Apple threatened to sue the store owner unless they agreed to stop using aftermarket screens and pay a hefty settlement:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on this guy!!

Apr 23 11:02

CONNECTING THE DOTS OF BIG DATA, SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS, AND TRADE WARS

Here's how I'm connecting the dots of data collection/data mining and the new model for maximizing profitability: the entire model of "capitalism" (maximizing return on capital and labor) has shifted from getting rich making stuff/providing services to distributing/marketing goods and services in a cartel structure.

In this economy, the essential role is played by big data/data mining. Wal-Mart, Amazon, Facebook, Google et al have no interest in where the goods and services are made/generated; the big profits are in the distribution/marketing (i.e. exploiting large data sets) and gathering and selling these large data sets.

Let's stipulate that those corporations whose entire value proposition is manufacturing expertise will continue to extract profits from manufacturing. But this doesn't mean that this manufacturing remains exclusively in the domestic economy, or that Big Data isn't increasingly a core value-generator for manufacturers.

Apr 23 10:57

UNIT 731: HOW LEADERS OF JAPAN’S WWII GERM WARFARE UNIT ENDED UP WORKING FOR THE US

Unit 731, the notorious germ warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that conducted horrific lethal experiments on Chinese civilians and Allied prisoners of war before and during World War II, is back in the news again after the Japanese government released the names of more than 3,000 of its former members. The unit is little known in either Japan or the United States; what’s even less known is that rather than punish its members, US authorities during the postwar occupation of Japan paid them millions of dollars to share knowledge gained from, among other crimes, dissecting live POWs and killing hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians by aerial spraying of bubonic plague and other deadly diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is an ugly reality that the American Deep State frequently does not punish horrific war criminals, but co-opts them for scientific gain, as happened here.

Apr 23 10:52

THE BBC FINALLY ADMITS THAT MI5 SECRETLY VETTED ITS EMPLOYEES, AN OPEN SECRET FOR GENERATIONS

My wife -- whose father is a TV director who'd worked for the BBC -- learned as a little girl that the British spy agency MI5 secretly vetted people who applied for work at the BBC and denoted possible subversives by putting a doodle of a Christmas tree on their personnel files; people who were thus blacklisted were discriminated against within the Beeb.

This practice -- which continued into the 1990s -- has been an open secret for generations, but the BBC has always officially denied it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself completely unastonished at this revelation; the Brits have their own "flavor" of the Deep State, which upholds narrative to further its agenda, no matter how horrific that agenda may be for its people... like the participation in the Iraq war, a cause championed by Phoney Tony Blair.

Apr 23 10:48

CITIZEN SCIENTIST WHO HELPED EXPOSE FLINT WATER CRISIS HONORED WITH GOLDMAN PRIZE

A stay-at-home mother of four and trained medical assistant who led the effort to expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has recieved a prestigious award that honors grassroots environmental activists from across the globe.

LeeAnne Walters is the North American recipient of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, which is awarded to one activist from each of the world's six inhabited continents.

After Walters's eyelashes started falling out, her twin toddlers broke out in a rash, and her teenage son started experiencing vision and kidney problems in 2014, she filed a formal complaint. Months later, in February 2015, local officials tested lead levels in her water—which, they determined, were dangerously high.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rich and well-connected never eat their own.

Apr 23 10:40

US-BACKED COALITION BOMBS WEDDING PARTY IN YEMEN, KILLING DOZENS

Weeks after President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince for his country’s use of U.S. military power, the U.S.-backed coalition bombed a wedding party in Yemen, killing at least 20 civilians including the bride. The number of casualties is expected to rise.

On social media, journalist Glenn Greenwald reminded readers of the U.S. connection to Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished country, which has led to what the U.N. has called “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time”—and which would not be possible without U.S. support.

In Yemen today, the Saudis bombed a wedding, killing at least 20 people, including the bride. They killed "mostly women and children." The US & UK - who some believe do humanitarian interventions - both play vital roles in the Saudi destruction of Yemen https://t.co/496jXAigq7

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 23, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is brilliant at targeted genocide; this... is precisely what is happening here in Yemen.

Doesnt' it make you absolutely proud to be a citizen of a country with such an incredible kill rate against innocents?!?

And of course, absoflippinglutely ZERO coverage of this by the the corporate Presstitutes or Whoresponents.

Apr 23 09:46

VIDEO: CLINTON LAUDS EFFORTS TO CENSOR ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Hillary Clinton continues to blame everything and everyone apart from herself for not being elected President. In a speech this past weekend, Hillary complained that the “weaponization of false information” by the alternative media cost her the election, and lauded efforts to crackdown on the spread of what she called “outright lies against our democracy.”

“For anyone who thinks that our country isn’t vulnerable to propaganda or attempts to suppress free expression, you only have to look at the 2016 election, which was a case study in the weaponization of false information and outright lies against our democracy,” Hillary told an audience at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York City.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "I wish they would stop talking about Vince Foster!"

Apr 23 08:45

String Theories: Tucker Carlson And The Unspeakable

But Tucker Carlson gets ghosted after a week pounding holes in the Syria story and there’s ... nothing. Nada. Zip.

I mean….that’s weird, right?

The only pundit on television who is not lock-step with the “Assad did it and we need to invade, STAT!” and even invited the Permanent Establishment’s least favorite journalist, Glenn Greenwald, on air to discuss why the media was hell-bent for war — was taken off-air in the middle of the week.

And it's never mentioned.

If you’ve got a few minutes, head over to alleged media watchdog/gossip sites — left or right, it doesn't matter — Media Matters, Breitbart, the ironically named Reliable Sources, Red State, Huffington Post, Variety and Hollywood Reporter. Any mention of Tucker Carlson’s sudden disappearance is conspicuous by its absence.

Apr 23 08:25

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, she said: "We are also ready to create a joint deposit insurance system in perhaps not the immediate, but more distant future.

“We do want liability and risks to be kept together.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the attitude in Germany (as it is in the US) is "Fuck the people to save the banks!"

Apr 23 08:06

Dear Natalie Portman: I too was once a liberal Zionist

"You need to understand that Zionism has, and remains, both a project of Jewish liberation and a project of Jewish colonisation and Jewish apartheid. Our liberation was going to mean another people’s enslavement. Which is why Liberalism and Zionism turn out to be such awkward partners with offspring that look nothing like the Jewish values you say matter to you."

Apr 23 08:04

The CIA and the Drug Trade (Eyeopener Preview)

During the 18th century, the British monopolized the opium trade in India and shipped thousands of chests of opium per year to China as a way of financing their huge trade deficit with that nation. When the Chinese cracked down on opium trafficking in the mid-19th century, the British fought two wars to ensure their Chinese opium market.

By the 1830s, American traders were already getting in on the act, with Samuel Russell’s “Russell & Company” becoming the largest American trading house in China. Russell’s cousin, William Huntington Russell, founded Skull & Bones, a secret society at Yale that has formed the core of the American intelligence establishment, a set of documentable facts that the establishment media seems eager to avoid.

Apr 23 07:03

Government accidentally releases documents on remote mind-control

Just months after the mysterious ‘brain-melting weapon’ accusations in Cuba, that left several US diplomats with long-term mental damage, something very strange has popped up… from an even stranger origin.

Apr 23 01:22

Knife control movement crosses Atlantic

“At least in the United States, we still recognize that the individual citizen has the right to defend himself or herself from violent crime. In Great Britain, apparently it’s not that way anymore.”

Apr 23 00:41

The WMD Fraud

Who had anything to gain by the gaseous adventurism Answer: The American Empire–not America, not Americans–and Israel. Both are desperate to keep Syria from surviving. Note that Washington has a history of lying the country into wars. The Maine in 1898, the Gulf of Tonkin, the imaginary WMD in Gulf I. Plus ca change, plus ca doesn’t.

Apr 23 00:19

School Resource Officer Stops School Shooting In Ocala, Florida On Friday, No Media Praise

An armed School Resource Officer arrived to the scene of a shooting and had placed the suspect into custody, ending what could have been a longer assault on students and teachers. The media took note of this thwarted school shooting but unless there’s a lot of death and destruction, they’re rather mute. This type of outcome doesn’t feed ratings, and is why they are overlooked. If the US population actually saw these events like they do the tragic ones, I am certain that we would have a lot more people fighting for the idea of armed personnel inside of schools.

Apr 22 17:13

A Looming Implication of Face Recognition: Private Photo Blacklists

Finally, let me note the very long history of private companies and government agencies working together to create databases and watch lists about people in the United States. During the labor, civil rights, antiwar, and other social justice movements of the 20th century, there were a number of private databases created by shady collections of right-wing vigilantes and super-patriots who took it upon themselves to compile dossiers on progressive activists. These private databases, such as the San Diego Research Library and the Western Goals Foundation, were often shared with police and government agencies and thus took on quasi-official roles in the efforts of police “intelligence” arms to combat those progressive movements, while remaining outside the normal checks and balances of government.

Apr 22 15:14

Watch this judge brutally berate a woman in a wheelchair. The woman died. The judge has quit

The courtroom rant last Sunday was so over the top that Broward's elected public defender, Finkelstein, demanded that Judge Ehrlich be banned from the criminal courthouse - Yes A Democrat judge

Apr 22 14:33

Working on World Order: Help Wanted for Twenty-First Century U.S. Leadership

To help address the myriad challenges stemming from technological innovation and automation, the Council on Foreign Relations recently released an Independent Task Force report, The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century, which offers a compass for U.S. policymakers as they navigate this dense political and socioeconomic thicket. With the aim of rebuilding the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all Americans, so as to ensure a strong domestic foundation for U.S. foreign policy and global leadership, the report offers seven major findings and an equal number of recommendations.

Apr 22 11:32

POLICE DEPT. WITH TWO FULL-TIME OFFICERS HAS OVER 900 PIECES OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT

Thetford Township — The two-man police department in this rural community outside Flint has amassed a massive amount of surplus military equipment over the last decade.

The free material, received through a federal program, includes mine detectors and Humvees, tractors and backhoes, hydroseeders and forklifts, motorized carts and a riding lawnmower. The landlocked township also has gotten boat motors and dive boots.

While much of the gear worth $1 million has never been used by the township, some has been given to residents, township officials said.

Apr 22 10:54

JOHN BRENNAN'S FOREIGN COLLUSION

Terrific piece from the American Spectator on how Brennan used foreign spy services to bring down Trump...

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Apr 22 08:15

Cry Bullies Block me on Face Book for 7 days

Well I have been a bad boy and have been kicked out of the sand box once again.

Update 4/22 8:45 central time they hit me with another one just now!

They are also blocking this article from being posted on my time line! Share this as much as you can!

I suppose for those of you who want to follow what I post, you can do so on Twitter or Gab. I post the same stuff there as I do on Facistbook!

Apr 21 12:39

Heavy gunfire reported outside royal palace in Riyadh (VIDEOS) Published time: 21 Apr, 2018 19:27

RT pulled the story from front page. A Wall Street Journal reporter says they were shooting at a toy drone. Fake News or suppressed news?

A number of videos have emerged online, purportedly showing heavy gunfire in close proximity to the royal palace in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

Apr 21 08:57

The Economy Is Cooked

Of course, those paying attention to the data already knew this. Our politicians and central planers have been peddling to us the fantasy that the global economy is strengthening, finally ready to fire on all cylinders after nearly ten years of dependence on monetary stimulus. That just ain't so.

Apr 21 08:42

Ohio Parents Lose Custody of Daughter for Opposing Transgender Medical Treatments

parents argued their daughter was not “even close to being able to make such a life-altering decision at this time.” A county prosecutor, however, claimed the parents were opposed to their daughter transitioning to become a male because of their Christian religious beliefs.

Apr 21 08:09

Why Each US President Ends Up As Ruthless Interventionist These Days

In the wake of last week’s cruise missile attack on Syria, there was a joke going around the internet saying that it doesn’t matter who Americans vote for, they always wind up getting John McCain as President of the United States. The humor derives from the fact that the past three presidents all ran for office committed to reducing America’s interventionism overseas but once in office they reversed course and expanded US military commitments worldwide, turning them into facsimiles of John McCain, who has never seen a war he didn’t like.

Apr 21 08:01

Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'I'm not ruling it out'

Trump comes out for legal pot and now the dems want to make it illegal again.
If they have an increased crime rate it is most likely due to illegal aliens.
The legal pot business in Oregon and Washington use illegal aliens in preference to Americans because they pay them a much lower wage and require Spanish to hold many of the jobs in the industry.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was against legalizing marijuana, but once the voters spoke, he went along and defended Coloradans' right to use recreational pot.

In an interview with CNN, he appears to be opening the door a crack to the idea of re-criminalizing cannabis.

Apr 21 06:42

THINK FOR YOURSELF AND QUESTION EVERYTHING! : Fake media is coming for our memories...

Let’s put this all together. False memories fester when they make sense to our political worldview, when it’s familiar and repeated ad nauseam, when we trust the source of the information, and when this information is corroborated, shared, and discussed by like-minded people. Where else do all these things happen? Social media. Fake stories tend to move more quickly to people on these platforms than the truth, fueled by surprise and bias.

Apr 21 00:24

Exclusive: 'Everyday Guy' Describes How He Brought Down An American Terrorist Cell

His path to becoming an informant for the FBI is completely unique. It began in July of 2015 with a trip to the local library with his son. He saw what he considered an anti-Israel poster, which featured a Palestinian flag and described the situation in Israel as apartheid. He tore it down. “They have the right to put that up, and I have the right to take that down, in my opinion, so I did,” Day said of the incident. Then he passed along a photo of the poster to a friend who eventually posted about it on Facebook. The post went viral. Day was soon invited to a cookout attended by a number of members of a militia group in Kansas. Somewhere along the line the story got mixed up, and people in the militia believed that Day had found an ISIS recruiting poster. That wasn’t the case at all. But the FBI, which was looking into rumors of the ISIS poster, interviewed Day and ended up being interested in him because of his connection to the militia.

Apr 20 08:24

US government accidentally sends a strange conspiracy theory file describing 'remote mind control' and 'forced memory blanking'

The US government may have been secretly collecting documents on 'remote mind control' and 'forced memory blanking', accidentally leaked files suggest.

A reporter claims to have been mysteriously sent the proof after filing a request for a different set of information.

In what sounds like a plot from the X-files, they revealed research into bizarre 'psycho-electronic' weaponry.

These claim to use electromagnetic forces to achieve their aims, including inducing intense pain, itching or even rigor mortis.

MailOnline has contacted the parties parties involved to verify the claims, but has yet to receive a response.

Apr 19 14:35

Bill Gates backs a $1 billion plan to cover Earth in 'Big Brother' satellites capable of streaming 'live and unfiltered' HD footage of the planet

Microsoft's Bill Gates is backing a start-up that will provide 'live and unfiltered' high definition footage of every inch of Earth.

The startup, EarthNow, plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in 'Big Brother' real-time video surveillance.

As well as Gates, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and aerospace giant Airbus are also backing the project.

The price of the project could run to $1 billion (£700m), although the value of the investment by the companies has not been disclosed.

Apr 19 14:29

Visit to the Mount Carmel Branch Davidian Massacre Site (Video)

My wife and I were in the Waco area so we stopped by and took some video of the current site of the 'Waco' tragedy, for a virtual tour of what the place looks like over two decades after the siege. Upon our arrival we were surreally greeted by two very nice labs... On April 19, 1993 the government slaughtered 82 innocent men, women, and children at the property. One year later, the survivors were acquitted of all murder charges in the deaths of four federal agents. The jury found that the Davidians acted in self defense. This is a little known fact by the general public, who are basically told that a pervert child molester and his cult group committed mass suicide.

Apr 19 11:51

IRAN SWITCHES FROM DOLLAR TO EURO

Iran’s feud with the US is set to get worse after Tehran announced yesterday that it will start reporting foreign currency amounts in euros rather than US dollars, as part of the country’s effort to reduce its reliance on the American currency due to political tension with Washington.

Central bank governor Valiollah Seif said last week that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had welcomed his suggestion of replacing the dollar with the euro in foreign trade, as the “dollar has no place in our transactions today”.

Iran does hardly any trade with the US due to decades of economic sanctions. It’s most important trading partner is the UAE, which accounts for around 24 per cent of all Iranian imports and exports. China is not far behind with 22 per cent, followed by Turkey, India and the EU, all of which account for around six per cent of Iran’s trade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This further delink from the US dollar, is what ultimately got Iraq and Libya invaded; looks like the next target for "regime change", after Syria, will be Iran, something for which the Israeli and Saudi government have been cheerleading for quite some time.

But President Trump needs to understand, clearly, and with zero misconception; both Israel and Saudi Arabia want the costs of such an invasion and occupation to be borne solely in American blood, and American money.

Apr 19 11:43

California to deploy 400 National Guard troops, including some to US-Mexico border

- California will send up to 400 National Guard troops to several places, including the US-Mexico border after Gov. Jerry Brown made an announcement Wednesday saying guard members will combat criminal gangs, human traffickers, and illegal firearm and drug smugglers.

Brown announced the deployment in a late afternoon message to the media.

The announcement comes as President Trump has been accusing Brown of trying to back out of sending the National Guard troops to the border.

RELATED: National Guard Colonel denies rejecting plan to send troops to border

Brown says the guard will not enforce immigration laws or participate in the construction of any new border barrier.

The personnel will deploy within the state, along the coast, and at the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering how brilliantly unsuccessful California's law enforcement has been in these endeavors in the past, this feels like sound and fury, signifying nothing.

And since when does a state defy the country's President and the rule of Federal law?!?

Apparently, Governor Brown believes he is perfectly within his rights to do so; that has to change, and quickly.

And of course, we all know how brilliantly California's economy has impacted the homeless, under Governor Brown's watch:

The California Housing/Homeless Crisis

And of course, you have the following reality in California:

Tucker: Violent Criminal Illegals Now a ‘Protected Class’ in California

It is no bloody wonder that Californians are leaving the state in droves:
Californians, fed up with housing costs and taxes, are fleeing the state

These elements, taken together, might offer reasons for a sane state government to alter its course; but in Governor Brown's California?!?

All that comes to mind is the catchphrase of the TV show, The Sopranos, and its lead character, Tony Soprano, when he frequently said: "fuggetaboutit!!"

Apr 19 11:19

POLL SHOWS AMERICANS SUPPORT THE INVASION OF SYRIA

The first even marginally trustworthy poll of American “registered voters” regarding the April 14th U.S.-and-allied missiles-invasion of Syria, shows an overwhelming 66% supporting the invasion (36% “Strongly” and 30% “Somewhat), and only 23% opposing (8% “Strongly” and 11% “Somewhat”).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I absolutely refuse to believe this.

Either the pollsters were "push polling", in zipcodes where a positive response could be safely betted upon, or the pollsters were polling the criminally insane.

But IF these results are true, God help the Democratic Republic of the United States of America; this means that Americans have simply lost their capacity for critical thinking, meaning that the Federal Government can get away with any atrocity against any country, through a compbination lies and complete impunity.

Apr 19 11:13

FOLLOWING QUESTIONABLE ELECTION, HONDURAN GOVERNMENT DEBUTS NEW CENSORSHIP LAW

The masterplan for censorship: follow up a highly-questionable election with a "cybersecurity" law granting the government power to shut down critics and dissenting views. That's what's happening in Honduras, following the reinstallation of Juan Orlando Hernandez as president following an election "filled with irregularities."

The new law mandates the policing of "hate speech," as defined by a government that would love to see its critics deprived of an online platform. Whatever the government declares to be hateful must be taken down within 24 hours. Failure triggers fines and third-party platforms will be held responsible for content created by users.

While the new law does not directly target the social media platforms, activists say: "In its current state, it requires any service or website that includes user-generated content to process complaints and remove “hate speech” or discriminatory content within 24 hours."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reasonably certain, as I type this, that Facebook and Twitter are rapidly creating algos which suppress peaceful, logical, dissident points of view in this country, to constantly support the narratives and agendas of the US government and the Deep State, no matter how bad they may ultimately be for We the People.

Apr 19 11:06

THE WHITE HELMETS TRIED TO RECRUIT ROGER WATERS WITH SAUDI MONEY

During a Barcelona concert on April 13, Roger Waters denounced the Syrian White Helmets as “a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists.” Warning that the groups’ unverified claims about chemical weapons attacks across insurgent-held territory were aimed at triggering Western military intervention, Waters cautioned his audience, “If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have four words to say about this man's not swallowing the White Helmet's Koolaid: GOD BLESS YOU, SIR!!

Apr 19 10:38

UN SECURITY TEAM BLOCKS CHEMICAL INSPECTORS FROM ENTERING DOUMA

The UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) continues to prevent chemical inspectors from entering Douma for their investigation, citing safety concerns. They have offered no timetable for when the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors will be allowed in.

The OPCW inspectors did not visit Monday, and there were a lot of allegations exchanged as to why. Though British officials blamed Russia for the delay, it is now clear that the UNDSS is driving the scheduling.

The UNDSS team visited two sites in Douma, but fled both times. In the first case, they claimed there was a large crowd there, and they were concerned about safety. At the second site there was a report of an explosion nearby, and claimed to have come under small arms fire by some unknown faction. No UN workers were injured, though one Syrian was said to have sustained light injuries working in a security capacity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; just what is it that the UN does not want the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons finding?!?

This continued obstruction has the US government's fingerprints all over it.

Apr 19 10:34

Farenthold resigned ahead of ethics ruling against him

Former GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold's (R-Texas) sudden resignation announcement earlier this month was prompted by an impending House Ethics ruling against him, the office of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.

The committee — which was investigating allegations he sexually harassed his employees and lied during his testimony — was forced to close its probe after Farenthold's abrupt departure. It remains unclear what the repercussions for the lawmaker would have been had they ruled against him.

HuffPost first reported the motivation behind Farenthold's April 6 resignation, which came months after he had already announced that he wouldn't run for reelection in 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is it that the people US citizens elect to represent them, are themselves, most frequently, rapacious sociopaths and predators?!?

Mike has a saying, that the people elected to high office are generally the least fit to hold that office, because of these proclivities; and unfortunately, particularly in this case with Farenthold, that is absolutely the case.

Apr 19 10:29

IRAQ CARRIES OUT AIR STRIKES ON DAESH SITES IN SYRIA

Iraq today carried out air strikes on Daesh positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border.

Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria to carry out the strikes after coordination with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

“Carrying out air strikes on Daesh gangs in Syrian territories is because of the dangers posed by said gangs to Iraqi territories and is proof of the improved capabilities of our armed forces,” the Iraqi military said in a statement.

Earlier this month, Al-Abadi had said Iraq would “take all necessary measures if they threaten the security of Iraq”, referring to the jihadist militants who just three years ago overran a third of Iraq.

Apr 19 08:48

------ "9th Circuit appoints special prosecutor against Sheriff Joe Arpaio"

The 9th Circus is trying to keep Arpaio's conviction on his record despite his pardon.

Apr 19 08:13

5 Privacies You Didn't Know You Lost

Apr 19 07:12

EYEWITNESS: Warning Signs That Should Have Told Us the Collapse of Venezuela Was Near

Here's an eyewitness account of the subtle warning signs that should have alerted Venezuelans that the economic collapse was near.

Apr 19 04:49

‘Astronomical’ Cost of War: Average US Taxpayer Sent $3,456 to Pentagon Last Year and Just $39 to the EPA

As Americans rushed to pay their taxes on Tuesday before the official deadline, peace groups reminded the public of the uncomfortable fact that an “astronomical amount” of the money sent to the IRS each year goes not to funding education or a single-payer healthcare system the U.S. supposedly can’t afford, but straight into the bloated coffers of the Pentagon.

Apr 19 04:46

Crimes of a Monster: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Let us not mince words. We are living in an age of war profiteers. \We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government. We are living in an age of monsters.

Apr 18 15:15

George H. W. Bush's Last Tweet Before His Wife Died

Yes, George H. W. Bush actually has a Twitter account. Ten days before Barbara died, he posted the following tweet and photo of himself, his son George W., and Jim Baker with two Saudi Arabian Princes in Texas.

Apr 18 14:29

Barbara Bush In 2003: "Why should we hear about body bags and death? I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Asked about the Iraq war, Barbara Bush said the following in a Good Morning America interview with Diane Sawyer on March 18, 2003.

Apr 18 12:49

Family of Overland Park 17-year-old killed by police files lawsuit against officer, city

Johnson County Kansas is one of the most corrupt counties in the USA.
The County has been run by the same gang out of Wichita,Kansas for about 40 years. They murdered this kid before he even knew they where there. His first indication was being shot 6 times.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The family of an Overland Park teen fatally shot by police has filed a lawsuit, arguing the officer used excessive force.

Apr 18 11:47

Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military ‘Drill’

Thousands of U.S. Marines arrived in Jordan at around the same time the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were organizing a direct military strike on Jordan’s neighbor, Syria. Shortly after the US-led bombing of Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, the Marine took part in military drills.

According to Antimedia, nearly 3,600 U.S. troops, including roughly 1,800 Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in Jordan for the start of an almost two-week training exercise known as Eager Lion.

Thousands of Marines and U.S. troops kicked off a major military training exercise that is reportedly set to include civilian evacuation operations, as well as chemical and biological drills. The drills followed the U.S.-led Anglo-alliance’s assault on neighboring Syria, which was allegedly in retaliation for a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The situation between the US and Syria hasn't ended, by a long shot; I think that the US is waiting forwhat it believes is precisely the right time for another major strike against the country.

The questionsare, how long will Russia put up with this nonsense, and how will they respond?!?

Apr 18 11:42

Facebook Will FORCE All Users To Accept Being TRACKED Around The Internet

Facebook has finally responded to requests to stop tracking users for advertising. But they aren’t going to. Instead, Facebook is going to force all of those who continue to use their social media service to accept being tracked around the internet.

“People can choose to not be on Facebook if they want,” said Facebook Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Rob Sherman. Or, they will be forced to opt into being tracked everywhere they go, and that’s just the way it is. This decision was not made in the interest of the users of Facebook, but explicitly to keep the company’s business model “intact,” reported the Independent.

Some had suggested that the site will have to make major changes once a new European Union privacy law comes into effect. Many parts of those new regulations seem in direct conflict with Facebook’s business, including new rules about what information can be harvested about users. But that’s exactly why Facebook will explicitly demand that you opt into being tracked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's it; I will be quitting Facebook shortly.

Apr 18 11:34

The Southwestern Hemisphere Is Sliding Towards Its Own “Arab Spring”

South and Central America are on a crash course for regional collapse and a geopolitical disaster which could drastically alter the political landscape of the Western Hemisphere and plunge the United States into dire crisis.

Apr 18 11:31

Criminal Referral Issued For Comey, Clinton, Lynch And McCabe; Rosenstein Recusal Demanded

Eleven GOP members of Congress led by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have written a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Attorney John Huber, and FBI Director Christopher Wray - asking them to investigate former FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton and others - including FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, for a laundry list of potential crimes surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will believe this when I see it actually happening.

Apr 18 11:26

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program at Porton Down

The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury. The secretive biological and chemical research facility is located just 13 km from where on 4th March former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench following an alleged Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Apr 18 11:22

Abuses and Failures of U.S. Correctional Institutions: South Carolina’s Lethal Prison Riot that Left Seven Dead

Along with the seven prisoners who were killed, whose names and photos were published by the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), another 17 prisoners were wounded and are reportedly being treated. According to the SCDC’s official account of the incident posted on Facebook and Twitter, the fighting between prisoners lasted almost eight hours. At a press conference, SCDC Director Bryan Stirling said the lethal riot centered around rival gangs and contraband cell phones

“What we believe from initial investigation is that this was all about territory, about contraband, about cell phones,” Stirling said. “These folks are fighting about real money and real territory while they’re incarcerated.”

He also called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block signals from the cell phone tower located near the prison, saying that was something the Department of Corrections would be discussing with the FCC in the weeks to come.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

American correctional institutions are engineered to fail, and to guarantee that the rates of recidivism remains high, to justify fat budgets for these departments.

Report Documents U.S. Recidivism Rates for Federal Prisoners

The article goes on to state:

Drawing on data on more than 25,400 former inmates who were either released outright from federal prisons or placed on probation in 2005, the 60-page report found almost half (49.3%) had, within the next eight years, been arrested again, whether for a new offense or for violating conditions of their parole or release. Among the offenders released or paroled in 2005, during the same period nearly a third (31.7%) had been re-convicted, with 24.7% of them also re-incarcerated."

Do these numbers look like the numbers of a corrections system which actually works?!?

The short answer is, Hell, no!!

By contrast, one only needs to look at the Norwegian prison system to see what is possible:

The most successful prison system in the worl is also the most radically humane

What we see here, is a far lower recivism rate (20%), and a real attempt at prisoner rehabilitation, rather than punishment. And it actually costs a lot less than US taxpayers shell out for a failed system.

Apr 18 10:58

Is Trump’s Broader War against Syria on Hold? A Member State of NATO is “Sleeping with the Enemy”: America is at War with both Syria and Turkey

However, there is an important element which has largely been neglected in recent independent media reports regarding Syria, which suggests that the US could take the decision NOT to engage in the conduct of a major military campaign at this particular juncture.

Why?

The structure of US military alliances is in crisis.

Military Strategy 101 tells us: you do not wage a major war when one of your key allies is “sleeping with the enemy”.

An understanding of the military structure of alliances including cross-cutting coalitions is absolutely crucial. So-called “enduring alliances” in support of America’s “Long War” can no longer be relied upon.

NATO is in crisis: The U.S. and several NATO member states are not only at war with Syria, they are also at war with Turkey which is fighting the US sponsored Kurdish rebel forces in Northern Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

NATO needs to figure out what it will do with its rogue member, Turkey; at the same time, Russia and China are drawing more and more countries into their orbits of influence, in terms of defense, economy, and geopolitics.

This, taken together, does not augur well for the waning influence of the US in these arenas; more and more, the US is presenting all the symptoms of an empire in deep decline.

Apr 18 10:48

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Due to the presence of some 800 Israeli settlers, Hebron is exceptionally militarised, with the Israeli army imposing severe restrictions on everyday life and the movement of 40,000 Palestinians living there.

Many Palestinians have resorted to building metal enclosures around their homes to avoid being targeted by settlers who regularly hurl abusive comments, throw stones and attack them.

For Abu Sbeih, a particularly testing experience of the occupation came in December 2015 when she was arrested by the Israeli army for plotting, along with three of her nephews, to shoot and kill an Israeli settler in Hebron. According to Abu Sbeih, the settler, Anat Cohen, had for years harassed Palestinians in Hebron with regular and targeted abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has become the "new normal", in the treatment of Palestinians by the IDF; false charges; abuse; starvation; and indefinite detentions, which can be renewed at the whim of Israeli officials and no charges are ever filed.

This is why the BDS movement is critical right now; finance is a language the Israelis understand, since they cannot, collectively comprehend the obscene levels of inhumanity with which the Palestinian people are treated.

Apr 18 10:36

Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the North

An important challenge is the difference between the two leaders’ official expectations. The Trump administration presumably believes it has a commitment by Pyongyang to denuclearize. However, Kim, to the extent that he genuinely contemplates abandoning weapons so expensively acquired and so tightly connected to his own legitimacy, is likely willing to do so only over time, and in return for concessions that enhance his regime’s survivability. When I visited the North last year, officials well remembered the fate of Libya’s Muammar el-Qaddafi, who negotiated away his missile and nuclear programs, only to be later ousted by the United States and its European allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This proposal is both sound and reasonable; which is why the current Administration will most probably reject it out of hand!!

And unfortunately, last week's Western bombing of Syria may well cement, in Kim Jung Un's thinking, that he can never let go of his nuclear capacities, because the potential future fate of Syria, which has no nuclear weapons, at the hands of the West.

Apr 18 10:32

Senators Offer Up Unprecedented War Powers to President

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate Monday would give the president sweeping authority to wage endless war anywhere in the world with limited congressional intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

DEAR LORD, NO!!!!

Corker and Kaine must be collectively out of their minds, to bring up such legislation to surrender their Constitutionally-mandated capability to declare war, and hand it off to the President.

It is an absolute blank check, and would be used as such by both President Trump and his successors.

If any country, and right the heck now, needed a Department of Peace, to examine and champion ways of achieving this country's geopolitical agendas other than war, it is the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America.

We are already, a morally, and financially bankrupt nation; why would these Senators accelerate what has gone wrong with this country, even worse than the degree to which it already exists?!?

Apr 18 10:20

US Opens New Military Base In Former ISIS Stronghold

So much for President Donald Trump's promises to pull US troops out of Syria.

Despite the US's insistence that it intends to pull troops out of Syria (at some point, possibly in the distant future), local media report that the US has set up a new military facility in Eastern Deir ez-Zor - not far from ISIS's last major stronghold in Syria, which was crushed by the Syrian Army back in November shortly before they declared victory against ISIS. The region is also known for being rich in oil.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The President we got with Trump was absolutely not the President those who supported him during the campaign, thought we were getting, based on his campaign promises.

I consider myself a reasonably articulate woman; however, that being said, I cannot begin to verbally express the profound disappointment I feel, watching the degree to which Trump has been turned into yet another Ziowarhawk, regarding the Middle East, and I fear that he will turn this region into an even further zone of desolation, destruction, and despair for its people, upon the orders of Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu.

There are moments when the international agendas of Israel and the US government align; but there are far too many moments when they do not, and any President of this nation who is fit to lead, has to have the horse-sense to understand that.

Regime-changing Damascus, into a Western-centric, and Western-compliant country means that Israel can continue to illegally occupy the Golan Heights, and continue to sell that region's oil, rather than the profits from those sales going, legitimately, to the Syrian government.

And then, there is the issue of the 6,000 LB gorilla, draped over the Busendorfer grand, in the living room; that issue is just how much Western nonsence Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to help defend it against the Western-backed jihadis, is willing to tolerate.

Folks, we are looking at a potential, full-on war against Russia over Syria, and the US military may well lose this war, because it does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a positive outcome here.

I am so looking forward to this government making smarter choices than it has during this administration; unfortunately, with both Israel and the US
military/industrial complex in control, that may only happen...either when pigs discover they are aerodynamic, or when the US government loses a military conflict in the most horrific, embarrassing, and crippling way possible.

Apr 18 09:57

Russia Sells Off Billions in US Debt Amid Skyrocketing Tensions

With the prospect of new US sanctions still looming on the horizon, Russia continues to cut its reserves of US government bonds.

According to updated figures provided by the US Treasury Department, in February, Russia’s hard currency reserves currently held in US Treasuries went down by $3.1 billion and now stand at $93.8 billion, the lowest level since March of last year.

Cashing Out: How New Sanctions Can Push Russia Into Dropping Its US Bonds
Russia still remains the world’s 16th largest holder of US government bonds. China holds the top spot with almost $1.8 trillion, trailed by Japan which has shed some of its US Treasuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An asymmetric, but reasonable, Russian response to both these existing, and potential on-coming, sanctions.

If both Russia and China decide to collectively dump their US treasury holdings all at once, it is going to be a very lousy moment for US stock markets.

Apr 18 09:56

These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between "surveillance and what we do." "The difference is extremely clear," a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. "On Facebook, you have control over your information... the information we collect you can choose to have us not collect."

But not a single member of the committee pushed the billionaire CEO about surveillance companies who exploit the data on Facebook for profit. Forbes has uncovered one case that might shock them: over the last five years a secretive surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been quietly building a massive facial recognition database consisting of faces acquired from the giant social network, YouTube and countless other websites. Privacy activists are suitably alarmed.

Apr 18 09:46

PINK FLOYD FRONTMAN STOPS CONCERT TO EXPLAIN FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA

During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.

Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify Western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man's esteem, in terms of his humanitarian vision, and understanding of the optics here, has just risen tremendously for me, by his saying this.

Apr 18 09:45

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

A Motherboard investigation has found that law enforcement agencies across the country have purchased GrayKey, a relatively cheap tool for bypassing the encryption on iPhones, while the FBI pushes again for encryption backdoors.

Apr 18 09:42

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into his former company’s alleged misuse of data from millions of Facebook accounts in political campaigns.

Committee Chairman Damian Collins announced Nix’s decision a day before his scheduled appearance but flatly rejected the notion that he should be let off the hook, saying Nix hasn’t been charged with a crime and there are no active legal proceedings against him.

“There is therefore no legal reason why Mr. Nix cannot appear,” Collins said in a statement. “The committee is minded to issue a formal summons for him to appear on a named day in the very near future.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if there is a charge, in British law, of contempt of Parliament?!?

Obviously, Nix believes himself to be above the law here. There is no legal reason wny Nix should NOT appear.

Apr 18 09:35

AUTONOMOUS DRONES WILL SOON DECIDE WHO TO KILL

The United States Army wants to develop a system that can be quickly integrated and deployed into its weaponized drone fleet to automatically Detect, Recognize, Classify, Identify (DRCI) and target enemy combatants and vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI). This is an impressive leap forward, whereas humans still operate current military drones, this technology could foster a new era of autonomous drones conducting operations in hybrid wars — without human oversight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not think, for one moment, that this technology will not be used domestically against peaceful dissidents in this country, who have the nerve to question this government's agendas or motives.

Apr 18 09:05

EVEN WESTERN MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS REPORTING THAT NO CHEMICAL ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN DOUMA

On April 7th, an attack was carried out in the town of Douma, just a few kilometers out of Syria’s capital, Damascus, which was occupied by radical terrorist forces. The attack was peddled as a chemical weapons attack using chlorine gas, and it was additionally reported to have included some unknown nerve agent (which apparently the White Helmet guys who were filming the incident were somehow immune to), which was then said to have killed at least 75 people, and, according to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, also resulted in the deaths of 500 more, all based on social media postings, based on what is being revealed to the public anyway, by groups that have known links and coincidental interests with the very radical terrorists that Western governments are claiming to be fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government and their lackeys in the UK and Europe are, yet again, lying through their teeth, and maintaining that something happened, which never, actually did, as justification for an attack against Syria.

And they have threatened more of the same, as UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, has stated.

This administration, goaded/blackmailed by Israel, will be satisfied with nothing less than a full-on confrontation military confrontation with Russia in Syria, which the US may well lose, because it doesn't have the money; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome here.

Apr 18 08:13

NJ Sheriff and Former Chief Show Contempt for Oaths with 2nd Amendment Infringements

“I don’t say it very often, but I do believe in the Second Amendment,” Saudino protests. “However…”

Who didn’t see that huge, in-your-face “but” coming?

He doesn’t think the “average person” should have the very weaponry the Second Amendment is supposed to guarantee. To underscore his point, Saudino smears those who disagree as “the NRA and some gun nuts.” And here’s the kicker, a talking point getting moldy it’s growing so stale:

“Those weapons are designed to take out mass amounts of people, for the military to use, for the police to use, should they have to…”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whole point of the Second Amendment is to prevent the government from "taking out mass amounts of people."

Apr 18 07:41

Crimes of a Monster: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Let us not mince words.

We are living in an age of war profiteers.

We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government.

We are living in an age of monsters.

Ask Donald Trump. He knows all about monsters.

Any government that leaves “mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air” is evil and despicable, said President Trump, justifying his blatantly unconstitutional decision (in the absence of congressional approval or a declaration of war) to launch airstrikes against Syria based on dubious allegations that it had carried out chemical weapons attacks on its own people. “They are crimes of a monster.”

Apr 17 11:58

Israelis Kill Unarmed Protesters, Barely Notice

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

Is my government committing "war crimes" along the border of the Gaza Strip?

I don’t know. I am not a jurist.

It seems that officials of the International Criminal Court believe that the acts of our soldiers do constitute war crimes. They demand an international investigation.

To prevent that, our army command proposes an Israeli military investigation. That is manifestly ridiculous – an army investigating itself about acts committed on direct orders of the Chief of Staff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS... is why the BDS movement is so critically important right now.

The language of economy, is a language the Israelis understand; they do not understand any kind of compassion against Palestinians. The only feeling they have toward the Palestinians is simply one of contempt, and a desire to have their own "Final Solution" against them that the world will buy off on.

This simply cannot be allowed to happen, period, end of discussion.

Apr 17 11:51

Russia cannot limit Israel's actions in Syria: Lieberman

Israel will not accept limitations on its "actions" in Syria from Russia or any other country, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, a week after a deadly raid attributed to the Jewish state.

"We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defence of our security interests," Lieberman said in a video interview with the Walla news site in response to a question on Russia's criticism of the recent strike.

"But we do not want to provoke the Russians. We have an open line of communication at the level of senior officers. The Russians understand us and the fact is that for years we have managed to avoid friction with them" in Syria.

Lieberman again accused Israel's main enemy Iran of seeking to entrench itself militarily in neighbouring Syria and threaten his country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lieberman has a PhD ( Sh*t Piled Higher and Deeper) when it comes to these brazenly hubristic threats against Russia and Iran.

I would politely suggest that he may want to rethink his public dissing of Russia at this point; Russia understands how to respond asymetrically, and there will, most probably, not be a thing Tel Aviv will be able to do to prevent this.

Apr 17 11:41

BROADBAND ADVISOR PICKED BY FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI ARRESTED ON FRAUD CHARGES

A broadband advisor selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The advisor, Elizabeth Pierce, is the former chief executive of Quintillion, an Alaska-based fiber optic cable provider operating out of Anchorage. In her capacity as CEO, Pierce allegedly raised more than $250 million from two New York-based investment companies using forged contracts with other companies guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars in future revenue. Pierce resigned from Quintillion in August of last year, and she stepped down from her role in Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) the following month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, at warp velocity, upon reading this.

I had, for some time, fallen out of love with the Daily Show and Trevor Noah, due to his unrelenting attacks on President Trump; last night, however, I watched him, and found myself both laughing at his jokes, and his political commentary.

I just wish his vitriol had smited both the Republicans and Democrats with equal fervor, because they are both equally guilty in this mess known as the American political process.

And Trevor, there is a lady you really need to get on your show; she is Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard; a Vet who is pro-peace, and a minority (Samoan/American). If the Democratic leadership has two braincells to rub together, they should be looking at a pro-peace presidential candidate in 2020; I would suggest that Gabbard be approached, and if she is willing, run for the Presidency.

I would absolutely work the phones for her, as I believe her to be a person of strong personal integrity, who would not take this country down a bad geopolitical path, just for money.

Our alleged democratic republic no longer represents its people; it only represents the monied, corporate interests which have purchased it.

Oh, yes: we have elections, and their Kabuki-styled grandeur; but by the time the American people get to "choose" their president, that person has already been chosen for us, as one of two choices who have been bought and paid for by those same corporations, and the military/industrial complex.

This is probably the reason that Gabbard will never, in my lifetime, hgve the opportunity to run for President, and that...is a damned shame.

Apr 17 11:25

CHINA SLAPS 179% TARIFF ON US SORGHUM HOURS AFTER US BANS EXPORTS TO CHINA'S ZTE

In response to reports that the US is ramping up the "third front" in its trade spat with China by authorizing another investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 - this time, aimed at obstacles that prevent US tech firms from competing in cloud computing and other high-tech industries - China has, as we anticipated, retaliated by slapping tariffs on US sorghum imports.

Yesterday, the US also revealed that it would stop US tech firms from selling components to Chinese telecom giant ZTE after accusing the company of lying during settlement negotiations - eliciting an angry response from Chinese officials, who urged US lawmakers to create a "fair, just and stable legal and policy environment" for Chinese companies, according to Xinhua.

Like Chinese tariffs on US pork products that were imposed earlier this month, the sorghum tariffs aren't merely a threat: Rather, China says they will take effect on Wednesday, per Bloomberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... will not end well.

And a shooting war with China is the absolutely last thing this country needs right now.

Apr 17 11:23

WATCH: INSANE COP HOLDS INNOCENT MAN AT GUNPOINT, ILLEGALLY SEARCHES HIM AND IS NOT FIRED

Alex Randall was on his way to work last year on his motorcycle when he was assaulted with a deadly weapon by King County Sheriff’s Department detective Richard Rowe. The detective was in the midst of a power trip mixed with road rage when he held an innocent man at gunpoint. And, no one would’ve have known about it had Randall not been filming.

Now, after the department “investigated” themselves, the officer responsible for assaulting an innocent motorist with a deadly weapon will not be fired. Instead, Rowe will get a five day vacation.

What’s more, the “punishment” of five days suspension is not for pulling the gun, according to Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. It is for the detective’s lack of courtesy and unbecoming conduct. Apparently, holding innocent motorists at gunpoint during a fit of rage is entirely acceptable but you just can’t swear while doing it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I are very fortunate to be living in a state where police are generally cool, and understand that their job is "to protect and serve"; one of our neighbors is HPD, and she is just a wonderful human being, with a great kid.

Unfortunately, not all people on the mainland have the kind of experience we have had with our local police; the Israeli training, to which many mainland cops are subjected, means that they treat their citizens just the way Israelis treat the Palestinians. And that... is "with extreme prejudice".

Apr 17 11:06

55 INFOSEC PROFESSIONALS SIGN LETTER OPPOSING GEORGIA’S COMPUTER CRIME BILL

In a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, 55 cybersecurity professionals from around the country are calling for a veto for S.B. 315, a state bill that would give prosecutors new power to target independent security researchers.

This isn’t just a matter of solidarity among those in the profession. Georgia represents our nation’s third largest information security sector. The signers have clients, partners, and offices in Georgia. They attend conferences in Georgia. They teach and study in Georgia or recruit students from Georgia. And they all agree that S.B. 315, which would create a new crime of "unauthorized access," would do more harm than good.

Read the letter from the 55 information security specialists in opposition to S.B. 315.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is really horrifically written legislation, which means that the Georgia legislature will, most probably, pass it anyway.

Apr 17 11:03

THE NEXT OIL BOOM IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN HERE

It’s one of the most unbelievable energy stories of the year.

A Chinese oil company was sitting on what might be a major oil discovery - a 182-million-barrel probable reserve, with great potential to grow.

They spent hundreds of millions of dollars and sunk 13 wells, shot or acquired 6,700 km of 2D seismic, and shot over 1,000 km of 3D seismic. Then - thanks to a weird quirk of Sudanese geology - they gave away the entire African mother lode for free.

They literally abandoned their whole investment in the Al-Rawat Basin.

Now, a tiny Canadian explorer - Stamper Oil & Gas (TSX.V: STMP; OTC: STMGF) - stands to reap a petroleum opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen in years.

And, they’re doing it with an energy industry legend - the one man with a nearly perfect 40-year record of striking oil in the tricky rock of Sudan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not just the oil here which is important; it is the geopolitical implications of this find, and how Sudan will be able to grow from the profits of this find.

Apr 17 11:01

Tenacious Sandy Hook Researcher Wins One in Court

Pozner withdrew the lawsuit after refusing to provide discovery concerning whether Mr. Pozner was Mr. Pozner. AJ 's attorneys should make short work of this man whomever he may be. Bizarre!

As questions continue to surround the official story of the devastating 2012 shooting of schoolchildren and staff in Newtown, Conn., one researcher has prevailed in a lawsuit brought against him by the father of one of the slain children. Dave Gahary interviewed former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig to learn more about the situation.

Apr 17 08:51

IDF Chief Says Israel Is Becoming Like Nazi Germany, Refuses to Back Down

Last year, a top Israeli general’s comments during the country’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day address sparked controversy when he likened the atmosphere in modern day Israel to 1930’s Nazi Germany.

“If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the Israeli army’s deputy chief of staff said.

Now, the outgoing IDF Deputy Chief has doubled down on his remarks and in an interview this week, defended his controversial speech.

As the Times of Israel reports, Golan, speaking in a new video interview produced by the military, said he “didn’t realize it would go to the very political place that it went,” but added that he “doesn’t take back the remarks.”

Apr 17 08:42

Some Thoughts for Tax Day: Peace Revolution episode 086: Common Sense for the 21st Century by Lisa Arbercheski

Reference Map to Episode 086:

(1m-8m) Former SAS soldier Ben Griffin at Oxford Union
(8m-11m) Sample From: Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(11m-14m) Sample from (Wikipedia) Professor Andrew Galambos
(14m-17m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(17m-29m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(29m-40m) Attorney General Eric Holder and the Divine Right of Criminals
(40m-1h20m) Samples from Andrwew Galambos
(1h20m-1h31m) Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)
(1h31m-1h37m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(1h37m-1h50m) Richard’s introductory monologue
(1h50m-2h55m) Lecture 1
(2h55m-4h52m) Lecture 2
(4h52m-8h) Lecture 3
(8h-9h27m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(9h27m-11h40m) Common Sense Audiobook by Thomas Paine (February 4, 1776)
(11h40m- 12h40m) Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(12h40m-15h45m) FREEDOM by Adam Kokesh

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