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May 21 09:32

Sanders supporters secure protest permits for Democratic National Convention

’s nearly certain that Bernie Sanders will lose the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton at this point, but his supporters are making plans to ensure they have a voice at the party’s national convention in July. Philadelphia, where the convention will take place, has approved four demonstration permits for events in support of Sanders near the Democratic National Convention, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

One of the permits authorizes an event that includes four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park, which is located next to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will take place. Philadelphia expects about 30,000 attendees at the pro-Sanders rallies in the park, and organizers told the Wall Street Journal they hope to see more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanders' supporters were NOT violent at the Nevada Democratic Convention: it was agents provocateurs, attempting to smear Sanders' supporters as violent.

But Bernie Sanders has both philosophical and pragmatic reasons to chose to stay in the race; one, that they do have some kind of influence on the party platform, and two, there might be an issue coming up regarding Clinton between now and the National Democratic Convention which could, in fact, force her to step down from the race.

May 21 09:29

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you

It wasn’t long before things took a turn. At 9:30, a full half hour before registration closed, Lange read the results of ballots that had been passed out to early arriving conventioneers regarding temporary rules for the convention, rules which would discount the results of the county convention (the second tier of the caucus process, where Bernie had won more delegates), rules which would require that all votes at the convention be decided by voice alone, and which ruled that the decision of the chairperson would be final. These temporary rules had passed with flying colors, which did not sit well with the Bernie delegates, many of whom had not been given ballots. Suddenly half the people of the room were on their feet, shouting “No!!!!” My son and I jumped to our feet as well, added our voices to the chorus. It felt good, all those voices of resistance vibrating through my body. I started to feel less like a cloud.

May 21 09:23

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.

The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.

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The economic policies of the last several administrations have left ordinary working people tapped out, with their jobs lost, and with negative financial futures on terminal overload.

May 21 09:17

EGYPT OFFICIALS RELEASE FIRST FOOTAGE OF EGYPTAIR DEBRIS; FIND AIRPLANE BLACK BOXES

Following two days of searching, Egyptian crews have located the data recorders for EgyptAir Flight 804 close to an area where human remains and debris from the crashed flight have been found, CBS News reports citing government sources.

Planes and vessels from Egypt and five other countries - Greece, Britain, France, the United States and Cyprus - continued searching a wide area of the eastern Mediterranean on Saturday, a day after the Egyptian military found debris from the passenger jet in the sea 180 miles north of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. The waters in the area are 8,000 to 10,000 feet deep, and the pings from the black boxes can be detected up to a depth of 20,000 feet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported a couple of days ago in crimesofempire.com:

Updated May 20th, 2016. Debris and Body parts found in the Mediterranean. Tonight the Greek Defence minister, Panos Kammenos has confirmed that the Egyptian military have found plane debris and body parts approximately 290kms/180 miles north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria. “A short while ago we were briefed by the Egyptian authorities … on the discovery of a body part, a seat and baggage just south of where the aircraft signal was lost,” (Source) It therefore appears that all persons on board Egypt-Air 804 have perished. It has also been reported that Flight 804 made a series of violent maneuver’s prior to disappearing from radar. The plane is said to have turned violently 90 degrees before making a 360 degree turn in the opposite direction. The US Government are being quoted by the US media as stating that satellite imagery shows no obvious sign of an explosion in the area at the time. “officials from multiple US agencies told Reuters that a preliminary examination of satellite imagery had not shown any signs of an explosion.”(Source). Incident Concurrent with NATO naval drill in the Mediterranean. Another element that this incident shares in common with several recent air disasters including MH370 and the destruction of Metrojet Flight 9268 over Egypt seven months ago is that it has taken place during the course of a large US led military drill. Exercise Phoenix Express gets under way in Greece | Naval Today In this case the drill is named Phoenix Express, it started two days ago and continues until May 27th and involves the naval forces of “Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States, representatives from the NATO Shipping Center, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the EU border management agency Frontex are taking part.” (Source) This is Naval Today’s description of the drill. “Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.” “This year’s exercise control group will be hosted at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) located in Souda Bay, Greece, but training will take place throughout the Mediterranean to include North African nations’ territorial waters.”
Conclusions: Impossible.

But if in fact this plane got shot down in the middle of a military exercise, it would not have been the first.

And if in fact this was the case, look for the US government to shuck, jive, and throw up a huge, inky smokescreen of propaganda to claim that this didn't happen, just as they did with TWA 800.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/CRASH/TWA/http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/CRASH/TWA/twa.phptwa.php

May 21 09:13

From Iraq to Palestine, the power of the pro-Israel lobby is plain to see

The boundaries of what is and isn’t possible change constantly in politics. We like to think that in a democracy, citizens are empowered sufficiently to partake in the process of political change; we even believe that this is a unique characteristic of our progressive society where politicians listen to the electorate, and then enact laws and policies on the basis of facts in pursuit of the national interest and human rights. Such a belief if misguided.

Nevertheless, it has been a key feature of our society: slavery, once socially acceptable and legal is universally prohibited; racial and sexual discrimination is no longer tolerated; colonisation and occupation of another country is prohibited; the denial of a people’s self-determination has become an offence. The shift also occurs in the opposite direction towards the curtailment of freedoms and the weakening of equality and human dignity. The negative shift is often more subtle.

May 21 09:12

Netanyahu-Lieberman deal tears ‘mask off face of Israel’ — but ‘NYT’ keeps the mask on

The big news from Israel is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned away from potential centrist Zionist partners and asked the militant nationalist Avigdor Lieberman to become his Defense Minister, and that the deal with Lieberman’s rightwing party is likely to be in place by the weekend. The news has brought an explosion of condemnation from the Israeli left and from the Haaretz newspaper, but typically the New York Times buries its head in the sand.

May 21 07:24

“I’M DEAD, I’M DEAD” UNNERVING VIDEO SHOWS COPS TASER HANDCUFFED MAN UNTIL HE DIES

American police have once against demonstrated that their agenda is not to protect and serve, but to dominate and control by any means necessary. On November 20th, sheriff deputies in Coweta County, Georgia were summoned to help subdue a man having a psychotic breakdown and ended up tasing him to death.

After months of keeping the video from the body cameras on the police officers under wraps, it was finally released on Friday to the NY Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assassinating handcuffed, psychologically disturbed people via taser seems to have become one of the specialties of American policing.

May 21 06:31

“I’m Dead, I’m Dead” Unnerving Video Shows Cops Taser Handcuffed Man Until He Dies

American police have once against demonstrated that their agenda is not to protect and serve, but to dominate and control by any means necessary. On November 20th, sheriff deputies in Coweta County, Georgia were summoned to help subdue a man having a psychotic breakdown and ended up tasing him to death. After months of keeping the video from the body cameras on the police officers under wraps, it was finally released on Friday to the NY Times.

May 21 00:24

What Happened at the #NVDemConvention? Fraud Here's Proof.

Roberta Lange conspired with the state party to steal complete control of the convention and gave herself dictatorial control as hundreds of Bernie voters got stuck with red tape and couldn’t enter the convention.

May 20 23:04

Lawsuit Filed today #CrookedHillary Voter Suppression in CA

A lawsuit was filed today by in California detailing widespread violation of election laws across state which aim to suppress voter's from voting for Bernie Sanders in California. The lawsuit was filed jointly by two civil rights attorney's and an election watchdog which uncovered election fraud against Bernie Sanders in New York.

May 20 20:04

Busted! Salon Reporter Witnessed #CrookedHillary’s #NVDemConvention Fraud

#CrookedHillary Busted By Salon Reporter Gayle Brandeis:

I watched Hillary Clinton’s forces swipe Nevada: This is what the media’s not telling you. Bernie's forces were justifiably outraged over arbitrary rule changes and a chairwoman determined to ignore them.

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May 20 14:34

Creeping Nazism in Israel

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

May 20 12:50

REPOST - Brexit The Movie

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Send this to everyone you know in Great Britain!

May 20 12:17

Poland's PM defies EU pressure over constitutional crisis

Poland's prime minister has defied pressure from European Union leaders who are urging an end to a dragging political conflict, saying her conservative government will never bow to any ultimatum.

Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was responding Friday to a warning from the EU, which said it will take action next week unless Warsaw takes steps toward ending a stalemate that is paralyzing Poland's Constitutional Tribunal. The EU could recommend ways of fixing the issue and could even impose sanctions in the name of protecting EU values.

Speaking in Parliament, Szydlo drew an outcry from the opposition by saying the "Polish government will never yield to any ultimatum" but only to the will of the Poles. She said Poland was "in dialogue" with the EU and expressed surprise at its tone.

May 20 12:15

The war against historical memory is NATO’s long-term campaign

NATO is an immemorial alliance that liberated Europe from Nazism and protects us from the Russian bear, then that is what we should believe. The historical truth is very different, but NATO strives to revise it. A long-term task with dark consequences.

May 20 11:39

France on Fire: Transit Workers Riot Over EU-Backed Labor Reforms

220,000 French workers have blocked roadways, burned police cars, and violently rioted in opposition to measures that limit pay and expand poor working conditions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the French!

May 20 11:27

FTC rejects congressional request to investigate Clinton Foundation

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Hillary is blackmailing the whole government now!

May 20 09:18

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

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

eadler@kcstar.com
Talk about a Royal embarrassment.

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

May 20 09:03

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

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

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

May 20 08:31

Insurer Sues US Government For $223 Million In Obamacare Related Back Payments

In yet another development in the train wreck that is Obamacare, while we know that the legislation is failing individuals and businesses, the government is now failing to live up to its obligations made to the insurers who chose to participate in the healthcare exchanges.

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May 20 08:28

US House passes massive military budget, war fund

The US House of Representatives, one of the two chambers in Congress, has passed a $610 billion military budget to fund Pentagon programs and US-led military conflicts.

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... right after cutting Food Stamps!

May 19 21:29

Clinton Delegate Turns Whistleblower and Reveals #NVDemConvention Fraud

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

May 19 19:31

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

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

And see this:

Clinton Delegate Turns Whistleblower and Reveals #NVDemConvention Fraud

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May 19 15:22

No Right to a Speedy Sentence

The constitutional right to a speedy trial doesn’t apply to the sentencing phase after a guilty verdict, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

The case, Betterman v. Montana, was brought by Brandon Betterman, who pled guilty to bail-jumping in April 2012 after failing to appear in court on domestic-assault charges.

After pleading guilty, Betterman waited 14 months in a county jail before receiving his sentence in June 2013. He then challenged the sentence under the Sixth Amendment, arguing his right to a speedy trial had been violated by the lengthy delay. Multiple state supreme courts and most of the federal appellate courts have held or assumed that the Sixth Amendment’s protections apply during the sentencing phase.

May 19 14:28

Michigan Corporations to Pay $0 in Taxes This Year, Despite Crises in Flint and Detroit

nder Michigan's tax code, businesses will "effectively contribute nothing to the state coffers" this year—while Flint residents pay for poison water and lawmakers defund Detroit schools

May 19 14:23

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

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

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

May 19 13:49

Pink Floyd - The Fletcher Memorial Home

The concept that Mike was talking about on today's show -- about creating a mental institution for psychotic leaders -- is exactly what Pink Floyd sings about in this video.

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May 19 12:39

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

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

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

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

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May 19 12:10

THE CLINTON-COLOMBIA CONNECTION

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

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May 19 11:34

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

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

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May 19 11:15

House Votes Down Proposal To End 2001 War Authorization

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shame on all of you for your cowardice!!

May 19 10:59

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

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

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

May 19 10:57

Power Loves the Dark

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 19 10:35

WHY GOOGLE WANTS TO SURGICALLY PLANT A CAMERA IN YOUR EYE

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

May 19 10:29

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 19 10:24

REPORT SHOWS “RESPECTED” NRC SCIENTISTS BOUND TO BIG AG

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

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

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

May 19 10:20

HOUSE REPUBLICANS RIG HEARING TO BLOCK CONSUMERS FROM GOING TO COURT

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

May 19 10:12

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

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

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

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

Efforts to Lower the Minimum Wage

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

May 19 08:43

NEWS DESK“DO NOT RESIST” AND THE CRISIS OF POLICE MILITARIZATION

The answer Atkinson came up with is “Do Not Resist,” a documentary film that traces the transformation of police departments across the United States into forces that often look like our Army and Marines—and all too often act like them. Watching “Do Not Resist,” which won the prize for best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, is an eye-opening experience.

May 19 08:28

The Seeds of Revolt: American Families Owe Trillions of Dollars in Debt They Can’t Pay Off

“The average household that has credit card debt owes $16,000. That number is $27,000 for auto loans, $48,000 for student loans, and $169,000 for mortgages,” Slate’s review found.

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"We OWN you!!!!!!!" -- DaFED

May 19 08:27

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

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

May 19 08:24

Government Argues That Indefinite Solitary Confinement Perfectly Acceptable Punishment For Failing To Decrypt Devices

Recently, we covered the ongoing jailing of a former Philadelphia police officer for his refusal to unlock encrypted devices for investigators. "John Doe" is suspected of receiving child porn but the government apparently can't prove its case without access to hard drives and Doe's personal computer. So far, it's claiming the evidence it's still seeking is a "foregone conclusion" -- an argument the presiding judge found persuasive.

The "foregone conclusion" is based on an interview with Doe's estranged sister, who claims she once saw something resembling child porn on Doe's computer -- although she can't say for sure whether it involved the devices the government seeks access to -- and its own expert, who says it's his "best guess" that child porn can be found on the devices.

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"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." -- The Fifth Amendment

May 19 08:17

In Bed With the Enemy: Foreign Leaders CIA Helped Bring to Power

Brazil has been rocked by massive political turmoil on a scale unseen in decades, with many calling Dilma Rousseff's removal from power a coup that can be traced back to Washington. This would make it the latest victim of the Central Intelligence Agency, which has been in the business of regime change since the 50's; here are two early examples.

May 19 08:04

Wisconsin youth prisoners receiving wrong medication

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

May 19 08:00

Mike Rivero - Earth is a big slave plantation

May 19 07:39

Municipal Worker Suspended for Hitler Caricature of French PM

The mayor of the Paris suburb of Evry, Francis Chouat, has announced the temporary suspension of a municipal worker for photoshopping rude images of the country's Prime Minister Manuel Valls, the French commercial radio network RTL reported. Evry is a community in Essonne, about 25 km (15.5 miles) outside Paris.

The worker's first photomontage includes an image of Valls looking as Hitler with his notorious moustache, with a caption reading "Shut up and work!"The second image depicts Valls crossing a road in front of a car, along with a question and a series of multiple choice answers, parodying a driving test.

May 19 07:20

The Collapse of the European Union: Return to National Sovereignty and to Happy Europeans?

Imagine – the European Union were to collapse tomorrow – or any day soon for that matter. Europeans would dance in the streets. The EU has become a sheer pothole of fear and terror: Economic sanctions – punishment, mounting militarization, the abolition of civil rights for most Europeans. A group of unelected technocrats, representing 28 countries, many of them unfit to serve in their own countries’ political system, but connected well enough to get a plum job in Brussels – are deciding the future of Europe. In small groups and often in secret chambers they decide the future of Europe.

May 19 07:15

“BREXIT”: THE REAL THREAT TO GLOBALIZATION

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

May 19 07:06

WE WANT FOOD!': VENEZUELA CRISIS DEEPENS

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

May 18 21:18

ISIL HELPS ISRAEL CONCEAL HISTORICAL ORIGIN

Everything will slowly get back to normal long after ISIL has been completely crushed. The land will be liberated, the people will return to their homes and native land. One thing will remain irrevocably destroyed and lost; Iraqi and Syrian ancient heritage and history.

According to Anatoly Fomenko's hypothesis in "History: Fiction or Science?", the holy books of the Christian church were also written in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, or in Hebraic, and that it is possible that the “Hebraic” version of the Bible can be found among these hieroglyphs, since the very word Bible stems from the same root as the word Babylon, or Byblos. ... So, WHO would want to destroy such antiquities?

May 18 17:24

CALIFORNIA WANTS TO OWN COPYRIGHTS ON EVERYTHING

Imagine video of local council argument banned from YouTube over claim

May 18 16:16

Tiny Homes For The Homeless Now Under Attack In California

Isaac Davis, Staff
Waking Times

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

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

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

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

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May 18 14:29

"The Federal Reserve should not keep secrets from Congress" - Audit The Fed Bill Moves Forward In Congress

Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky, author of the Audit the Fed bill, has announced that his proposal passed committee and is moving forward. "Ironically, the people who argue against an audit make the case for an audit by saying that transparency may affect the way the Fed operates. Congress created the Federal Reserve, so it is Congress' responsibility to audit the Federal Reserve. Americans want and deserve more transparency," Massie said.

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May 18 14:00

Woman In Jewel Encrusted Hat Tells Britain To “Live Within Its Means”

A woman sitting on an expensive gold chair while wearing a £1,000,000 hat has encouraged Britain to “live within its means” during times of austerity while addressing a room full of millionaires.

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May 18 12:22

BOSTON POLICE DEPT. USES CONTROVERSIAL SOCIAL MEDIA SPY TOOL MADE BY CIA-LINKED FIRM

According to publicly available budget records, the Boston Police Department contracts with a social media monitoring company that received start-up funding from the CIA’s venture capital arm In-Q-Tel. The company, Geofeedia Inc., sells its software to police departments nationwide, as well as to media companies. The organization LittleSis, which documents connections between powerful companies and government actors, has published documents from the Austin, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Philadelphia police departments revealing contracts with the company.

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May 18 11:50

Sketch: My Muslim brothers! Join the Bent Banana jihad! Isis comes out for Brexit

The Prime Minister must have panicked. It was a tough crowd, after all. A room full of businessmen in the heart of the City of London. Mansion House no less, the very room where he comes once a year wearing white tie to eat the Lord Mayor's fillet steak.

“It is worth asking the question who would be happy if we left?” Cameron said. “I suspect al-Baghdadi might be happy.”

You could see it in his eyes, he knew he’d cocked up straight away. Like when he forgot what football team he supports, only this was worse. He knows there’s still five weeks to go and he wasn’t meant to do the Isis thing until June at the earliest, or until everyone’s bored with Hitler, whichever is soonest.

David Cameron says Isis and Putin 'might be happy' with Brexit

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OK, it is now official: Cameron has lost his reality license!!!

And to enlighten those who might not be familiar with the reference to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: this is the guy who was supposed to be the head of ISIS, who (it is claimed, many times) got killed in an airstrike; however, this has yet to be confirmed.

He DID, however, manage to get his photo taken with Senator John McCain (and my, my, John; what company you keep!!)

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But to be making this comment, in public, indicates desperation on the cusp of madness, on the part of David Cameron regarding the Brexit.

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May 18 11:24

US assistant secretary Nuland arrives in Moscow — embassyMore:http://tass.ru/en/world/876236

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has arrived in Moscow, a source at the U.S. embassy in Moscow said on Tuesday.

"Yes, Nuland has arrived in Moscow," he confirmed.
Earlier, a diplomatic source said that Nuland would stay in Moscow till Wednesday when she is to meet Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.

According to the US embassy, Nuland is going to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, further steps to implement the Minsk agreements and support the efforts of the "Normandy four" group and the Trilateral Contact Group at talks with high-ranking Russian officials. A wide range of bilateral and regional issues will also be part of agenda.

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I find it troubling that "Mrs. Regime Change, Ukraine" has been dispatched to Russia, and I have to wonder; what is the real agenda for these meetings, when it was Nuland herself who proudly proclaimed that the US government had been complicit in throwing the former President of Ukraine, Yanukovich, under the proverbial bus?!?

As reported at informationclearinghouse.info on 9 February, 2014:

What is it about America's women diplomats? They seem so hard and cloned - bereft of any humanity or intelligence. Presumably, these women are supposed to represent social advance for the female gender. But, far from displaying female independence, they are just a pathetic copy of the worst traits in American male politicians - aggressive, arrogant and completely arrant in their views. Take Victoria Nuland - the US Assistant Secretary of State - who was caught using obscene language in a phone call about the European Union and the political affairs of Ukraine. In her previous posting as a spokeswoman for the US State Department, Nuland had the demeanor of a robotic matron with a swivel eye. Now in her new role of covertly rallying anti-government protesters in Ukraine, Nuland has emerged to sound like a bubblegum-chewing Mafia doll. In her leaked private conversation with the US ambassador to Kiev, the American female diplomat is heard laying down in imperious tones how a new government in Ukraine should be constituted. Nuland talks about "gluing together" a sovereign country as if it is a mere plaything, and she stipulates which members of the US-backed street rabble in Kiev should or should not be included in any Washington-approved new government in the former Soviet republic. We don't know who actually tapped and leaked Nuland's private call to the US ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt. It could have been the Ukrainian or Russian secret services, but, regardless, it was an inspired move to reveal it. For the disclosure, which has been posted on the internet, lays bare the subversive meddling agenda of Washington in Ukrainian internal affairs. Up to now, the Americans have been piously pretending that their involvement is one of a bystander supporting democracy from afar. But, thanks to the Nuland's foul-mouthed indiscretion, the truth is out. Washington, from her own admission, is acting like an agent provocateur in Ukraine's political turmoil. That is an illegal breach of international rules of sovereignty. Nuland finishes her phone call like a gangster ordering a hit on a rival, referring to incompetent European interference in Ukraine with disdain - "F...k the EU." What we are witnessing here is the real, ugly face of American government and its uncouth contempt for international law and norms.

Every time Nuland is dispatched, it appears not to make relationships with other governments better, but far worse.

And just what kind of ultimatums she is issuing to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, with a huge geopolitical "OR ELSE!!" attached to them?!?

Would I love to be a butterfly on the wall in those meetings, to understand just how she is setting the stage for a US military conflict against Russia, because it is obvious that this is where the US government is headed, and very possibly before the 2016 elections.

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May 18 11:05

Lawmakers Are Finally Voting To End A 15-Year-Old War Authorization

It’s one of the few bills in Congress that actually matters. And for House lawmakers looking to debate current conflict authorizations, war spending, LGBT rights, civil rights, Guantanamo Bay and many other parochial issues, the National Defense Authorization Act is a rare opportunity to legislate.

And this year, in yet another win for a growing coalition of lawmakers opposed to the continued use of a vast war authorization written in the days following 9/11 terrorist attacks, Congress will go on the record regarding the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

The House Rules Committee advanced a measure late Tuesday night that would set up consideration for 181 amendments to the defense bill, including one proposal from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) that would end the 2001 war authorization within 90 days of President Barack Obama signing the bill.

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Understanding just how much money flows from the military industrial complex into the campaigns of legislators, I would tend to sincerely doubt that the revocation of this authorization is up for passage, particularly in an election year.

But if such legislation did pass, I would find myself pleasantly surprised.

May 18 10:53

HOW DEMOCRATS MANIPULATED NEVADA STATE PARTY CONVENTION THEN BLAMED SANDERS FOR CHAOS

Days after a convention in which leaders incited chaos and disorder, the Nevada State Democratic Party demonized supporters of Bernie Sanders in a letter written to the Democratic National Committee.
“We believe, unfortunately, that the tactics and behavior on display here in Nevada are harbingers of things to come as Democrats gather in Philadelphia in July for our National Convention,” declared Bradley S. Schrager, the state party’s general counsel. “We write to alert you to what we perceive as the Sanders campaign’s penchant for extra-parliamentary behavior — indeed, actual violence — in place of democratic conduct in a convention setting, and furthermore what we can only describe as their encouragement of, and complicity in, a very dangerous atmosphere that ended in chaos and physical threats to fellow Democrats.”

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I am amazed that the Clintonistas didn't use teargas and clubs against the Sanders supporters; it would have been so like them!!

And by the way, here are a couple of factoids the Clintonistas don't want you to remember. As reported at intellihub.com on 4 March, 2016:

On Wednesday the Hollywood liberal elite sponsored an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York in support of Hillary Clinton. Katy Perry, Elton John, Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Julianne Moore made on-stage remarks along with Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton. “I’m not voting for (Clinton) because she’s a woman,” Perry said between songs. “I’m voting for her because she’s the right person for the job.” Clinton was the “right person” to oversee the destruction of Libya, where 100,000 lives were lost, and also Waco, where more than 80 men, women and children were incinerated on April 19, 1993. “During an interview in early February 2001 the former White House aide Linda Tripp alleged that Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vincent Foster to resolve the Waco standoff. As a result women and children were killed. Appearing on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ Tripp suggested that Foster, at Mrs Clinton’s direction, transmitted the order to move on the Branch Davidian’s Waco compound, which culminated in a military style attack on the wooden building,” writes Robert Morrow. The late Mike McNulty, producer of the Emmy Award winning, Academy Award nominated documentary Waco: Rules of Engagement, and its follow-up films, Waco, A New Revelation, and The FLIR Project, also believed Hillary Clinton gave the order. “Hillary Clinton’s role in the assault on the Davidian campus and its subsequent cover-up has never been fully disclosed. McNulty says that his information indicates that Mrs. Clinton was not only involved, but in command, directing the FBI’s actions from the White House, and leading the subsequent cover-up,” writes Jeff Knox. More than anybody else in the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton is responsible for the invasion of Libya and the murder of Moammar Gaddafi. She went on national television and celebrated the murder. “We came, we saw, he died,” she chortled. This is the woman the Hollywood elite and liberals want to see sitting in the White House—an unabashed homicidal maniac with a ruthless desire for murder and destruction. Hillary’s “woman power” is not about empowering women. It’s about once again manipulating gullible voters—through gender this time instead race—and drumming up consensus for war and the mass murder required to maintain an empire controlled by the financial elite. This is what Katy Perry, Elton John, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Moore and the rest are supporting—endless war and a brutal police state at home.

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for more wars, more domestic suppression, and more assassinations; it is just that simple.

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May 18 09:55

Dissent Must Be Silenced

There is a conspiracy afoot to shield Americans from the truth about climate change, however you may be surprised to learn who exactly is deceiving the public and committing the fraud. These perpetrators are utilizing propaganda, Hollywood and political elites, and the cover of institutional authority and resources to bulldoze radical changes on society. It is clear to them that all dissent must be stamped out.

Last year a group of 20 “academics,” led by George Mason University’s Jagadish Shukla, wrote the President, the U.S. Attorney General, and the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to “strongly endorse” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s call to use the RICO statutes (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) to go after any dissenting voices opposing popular climate orthodoxy.

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May 18 09:28

Liberty Advocate Framed by FBI? - The Schaeffer Cox Story

May 18 09:18

Disabled inmate who stole $5 in snacks ‘starved to death’ in Virginia prison – lawsuit

A mentally disabled Virginia man accused of stealing $5 worth of snacks from a convenience store was often left in isolation, without water in his cell, and essentially starved to death, according to a lawsuit from his family.

May 18 09:16

THE ADL AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL IT’S OVER

In mid-May, on the Anti-Defamation League’s “blog,” CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said that the ADL now “unequivocally” acknowledges the Armenian Genocide committed by Turkey. Curiously, he doesn’t mention Turkey. The ADL, he added, “would support U.S. acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide.” It’s surprising that such a serious subject would only be “blogged.” But let that go. For decades the ADL has been colluding with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress and to avoid acknowledging that genocide. For an organization that loudly espouses human rights and insists on Holocaust recognition and legislation, the hypocrisy has been breathtaking.

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May 18 09:04

Solidarity Day For Jack & Donna Yantis

The Justice for Jack Yantis Facebook group has organized a day of solidarity for Jack and Donna Yantis. They are urging supporters to contact the Idaho Attorney General today, May 18, regarding the case. "The Justice For Jack Admin. is ASKING, PLEADING, REQUESTING and ENLISTING the HELP of Thousands of Like Minded Supporters to PLEASE TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES TODAY and show the Idaho Attorney General Office Officials that the Political Position of IGNORING AND DELAYING Answers for the Family of JACK YANTIS IS NOT CORRECT! We the people ask for action concerning Cody Rowland and Brian Wood. At this time, after paying their wages for six months, we would expect to Hear any and all charges your investigation has identified. Whether it be the Charge of excessive force or Charges up to and/or including MURDER, we demand as American citizens, that our voices not be ignored any longer." The Idaho Attorney General phone # is (208) 334-2400.

May 18 08:30

Trailer for "All Wars are Bankers Wars" video

May 18 08:27

David Letterman’s Epic Rant Against Fracking

May 18 08:25

'Make It Look Like It's ISIS': A Fake Bomb, a Would-Be Terrorist, and an FBI Sting in Miami

The FBI says it caught a terrorist trying to blow up a synagogue on the outskirts of Miami.

But the FBI supplied the bomb.

The device was fake, part of an undercover FBI sting operation that, like hundreds of controversial investigations before it, used an undercover informant to target an alleged terrorist.

May 18 08:24

Arizona Representatives Demand Transparency in Death of LaVoy Finicum

"Recently, it was reported in the media that you Governor Brown, and your Representative Walden, have expressed concerns about the actions of officials concerning the January 26, 2016 traffic stop and shooting death of our unarmed Arizona rancher, Mr. LaVoy Finicum," the letter stated. "Governor Brown, you released a statement in which you called into question the actions of federal agents, and described the report as 'troubling, and properly the subject of an ongoing investigation.' Representative Walden, you stated that you were left 'bewildered by the role of the FBI agents.'"

May 18 08:22

French Student Group Sues Twitter (Again) For $50 Million (Again) Over Tweets It Doesn't Like

Three years ago, we wrote about a crazy story in which the Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) was suing Twitter for $50 million, claiming that the fact that an anti-semitic hashtag started trendng violated some sort of anti-hate speech law in France. Twitter, somewhat ridiculously, actually agreed to remove the tweets in question, saying they were offensive. Even after that, UEJF demanded that Twitter also reveal the identities of everyone who tweeted the hashtag... and won (not the money, but Twitter was told to hand over the user info)! Yeah, France is not a big supporter of free speech, we get it, but this is still ridiculous.

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I have a solution. Twitter should just cut off France entirely!

May 18 08:19

EU: We will not recognize the winner of Macedonian elections

The European Union today formally warned Skopje that the elections scheduled for next month in Macedonia can not be credible because it is the only current ruling party VMRO-DPMNE mailbox electoral list.

"We believe that, under present circumstances, any government that came to power as a result of the election in which no part three of the four major political parties would not be a credible partner for the international community," said European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic, relocated AFP agency.

"We have repeatedly said that the continuation of the political crisis in Macedonia dragged the country further away from its Euro-Atlantic aspirations," said Kocijancic.

The European Union last month suspended an attempt mediation in order to settle the political crisis in Macedonia, which is also faced with Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II.

May 18 08:13

Despite Sheriff Taking Responsibility for Release of David Bundy, Judge won’t release Him for this Reason

In a motion seeking release pending trial early next year, Dave Bundy said he would remain in custody of his local sheriff and appear at scheduled hearings.

Ferenbach was not persuaded, saying federal prosecutors made a strong case that Bundy likely would not abide by court orders and that armed resistance might occur if federal officers had to go get him.

It's one thing to take a position. It's another thing to take up arms," Ferenbach said.

Ferenbach said the case against Dave Bundy is not as strong as the case against others, and letters of support indicate he is a kind, personable, helpful person.

However, Ferenbach also said evidence indicates Bundy helped to create the potentially deadly situation two years ago.

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No, the BLM created the situation when it started habitually violating the enclave clause of the Constitution.

May 18 08:08

Boris is Completely Right: The EU Was a Nazi Brainchild

Boris Johnson is being accused of hyperbole for comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler’s plan for Europe (because invoking the threat of a new world war if Britain leaves the EU, as David Cameron did, is completely reasonable).

The pro-Brexit Tory MP said that both Napoleon and the Nazi leader failed at unification and that the EU was “an attempt to do this by different methods”.

According to Donald Tusk, the European Council President, the former Mayor of London “crossed the boundaries” by making the comparison.

May 18 07:54

This is How Corrupt The Political System Is

May 18 07:48

Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrades are getting even more sneaky-pushy

Instead of simply giving you the option to install its latest operating system (or not), Microsoft now automatically schedules a date and time to update your PC to Windows 10. If you don't want the software update or if you want to change the installation date, you have to take deliberate action: manually click a link in the message, then choose to reschedule it or cancel it altogether.

Kinda sneaky, isn't it? Especially compared with the messages you've been seeing. If you click the OK button, thinking you're just getting rid of the message, the automatic update is scheduled. You'll then find Windows 10 on your PC sometime over the next several days without realizing that you agreed to it.

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Time to move to a MAC or Linux.

May 18 07:42

Sketch: My Muslim brothers! Join the Bent Banana jihad! Isis comes out for Brexit

As David Cameron claims Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi backs Brexit, at least the referendum opinion co-opting has moved on from the dead to the living

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"See? See? ISIS is for the BREXIT. You don;t want to be on the same side as ISIS, do you? Do you? DO YOU?!? HUH?!?" -- Number 9 3/4

May 18 07:38

Sketch: My Muslim brothers! Join the Bent Banana jihad! Isis comes out for Brexit

As David Cameron claims Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi backs Brexit, at least the referendum opinion co-opting has moved on from the dead to the living

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"See? See? ISIS is for the BREXIT. You don;t want to be on the same side as ISIS, do you? Do you? DO YOU?!? HUH?!?" -- Number 9 3/4

May 18 07:27

More clashes as protests turn violent across France

Police reacted with tear gas and water cannons as peaceful protests organized by students and unions turned violent, with clashes in Paris and Nantes in particular.

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May 18 07:26

Hollande 'won't back down' on labour market reform

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday ruled out withdrawing the labour market reforms which have sparked street protests for weeks and led to a vote of no-confidence in the government.

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"On m'a dit par mes maîtres, la Banque centrale européenne, que je dois faire le peuple français les plus pauvres afin que les banquiers peuvent être plus riches, et je veux dire de faire exactement cela!*" -- la tête de la merde en chef

*"I have been told by my masters, the European Central Bank, that I must make the French people poorer so the bankers can be richer, and I mean to do just that!"

"Quiconque voit les plans pour la guillotine?" -- Le peuple français pissé

May 18 07:14

Thanks TSA: Airport Security Lines Are Now 3 Hours Long

At Chicago’s Midway, the home of the infamous TSA line video from last week, a tweet very early this morning warned of three-hour waits. O’Hare, Chicago’s larger airport, shared the same sentiments to social media.

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May 17 19:59

Nearly 5K Sanders KY Votes Scrubbed Live On CNN

As Bernie Sanders Caught up with Hillary Clinton in the Kentucky Primary Tonight, nearly 5 thousand of his votes was deleted losing a net of nearly 3 thousand votes.

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May 17 15:28

Bernie Voter Registrations Purged From NJ Database

Hi friends, heads up for NJ residents -- i now know personally know two people who've been "disappeared" from the voter database in NJ. these are both hardcore Berners, very active, very organized, who verified their Democrat registrations over a month ago. they don't know each other. they each went to check one last time today and found they were not registered AT ALL. now they are scrambling to fix. please spread the word in your groups! thanks!

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May 17 14:53

Egotism Unhinged: 'Big Sis' Janet Napolitano Donates Portrait Of Herself To DHS, Who 'Unveils' It With Pomp & Circumstance

Seriously man, you can't make this sh!t up!!! The pervert tyrants over at DHS have offered "A fitting tribute to an extraordinary leader. Today, we unveiled the #NapolitanoPortrait." DHS has been posting giddy twitter comments and photos all afternoon. "The #NapolitanoPortrait was commissioned by Secretary Napolitano. She has donated it to DHS as a gift, to be part of our rich history."

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May 17 14:07

Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar System, Part 2

In part one of this four part article series, I provided a background to our modern petrodollar system by explaining the "dollars for gold" arrangement that was put in place by global leaders through the Bretton Woods conference in the final days of World War II.

I will detail how the Washington elites sought to replace the lost global dollar demand that had been artificially created through the Bretton Woods system. Their solution would come in the form of something known as the Petrodollar system. The three primary benefits that the Petrodollar system provides to America will be explained.

The petrodollar system originated in the early 1970s in the wake of the Bretton Woods collapse.

President Richard M. Nixon and his globalist sidekick, Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, knew that their destruction of the international gold standard under the Bretton Woods arrangement would cause a decline in the artificial global demand for the U.S. dollar.

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May 17 13:04

Blatant Vote Fraud In Adams County, Idaho

Adams County, Idaho is where 62-year-old rancher Jack Yantis was shot and killed by two Adams County Sheriff deputies in front of his wife and nephew last November 1st. The Sheriff who employs the two killers, Ryan Zollman, has sided with them, defended them in the press constantly, and is running for re-election. The primary election is today. There have been countless reports of shady activity, disenfranchised voters, and outright vote fraud from angry residents in Adams County.

May 17 12:27

Seattle to clear out longstanding homeless camp ‘The Jungle’

Squeeze one end of the balloon; and where does the air go?

May 17 12:00

German court grants Erdogan injunction against TV comedian

A German court has granted Turkey's president an injunction against a TV comedian, ordering him not to repeat most of a crude poem he wrote about the Turkish leader.

The Hamburg state court ruled Tuesday that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "doesn't have to accept" comedian Jan Boehermann repeating large parts of the ditty in view of its "abusive and libelous content." The court found it crossed the line between satirical criticism and pure abuse, but that a few lines of the poem were within the bounds of what is legally admissible.

May 17 11:52

Clinton Foundation Bribes for Weapon Deals

“Crooked Hillary” is not just a nickname; it is a way of life. For the latest generation of indoctrinated millennials, who were educated in the black hole of Clinton’s actual political conduct for decades, the notion of selling out real national security for funding her family slush fund may be hard to swallow. For hard core Clintonistas, the practice of trading favors for money is politics 101, taught in the book from “Chinagate”. Lest you forget, “the transfer of America’s most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee”, is a family tradition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Accepting bribes for lucrative arms deals from foreign leaders is illegal for a Secretary of State to do; when will she be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for this outrageous behaviour?!?

The woman is so thoroughly crooked that she has more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot!!

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May 17 11:17

Super Heroes Collide in Post-Traumatic America

The films not only dwell on mass violence, but on how people respond to such trauma: often by throwing themselves into the arms of an alleged protector. After 9/11, the American public rushed to the Federal government for security, acquiescing to a swelling of power for both the national security state (the Patriot Act, the militarization of the police, etc) and the warfare state (wars throughout the Greater Middle East).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How clearly laid bare, in the Marvel and DC Comics films, are the cycles of aggression, preemption, and calls for more wars, and the sacrifice of freedoms and rights for alleged security!

May 17 11:14

Forty-Three Americans Will Decide The Fate of the Audit The Fed Bill Today

43 people- 34 men and nine women- who are members of an obscure government committee - are the Americans who will decide the fate of the audit the fed bill today. The United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will vote on H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015. Retired Congressman Ron Paul sent out an e-mail alert regarding this vital vote earlier today. Let's take a look at who these 43 people are.

May 17 10:51

Propaganda Helps Push More Toward TSA Tracking Program

What’s that? That Homeland Security has created an airport disaster and caused tens of thousands to miss flights in order to force people into its PreCheck program.

We explained this several days ago in an article entitled, “Homeland Security Creates Travel Havoc to Force People Into PreCheck Programs.”

It pointed out that the PreCheck program, according to the TSA and Homeland, was not a success.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically TSA is running an extortion racket; pay up the $85 dollars or we will make you miss your flight.

May 17 10:41

Guest Post: The Stunning Parallels Between The United States And Nazi Germany

Most Americans may not like to hear this, but the truth is that modern day America very closely resembles Nazi Germany. If you initially recoiled when you read the headline to this article, that is understandable. After all, most of us were raised to deeply love this country. But I would ask you to consider the evidence that I have compiled before you pass judgment on the matter. Most citizens of this nation know that something has gone deeply wrong, and I would suggest that just like the Nazis, all of the pageantry and beauty in our society masks an evil which has grown to a level that is almost unspeakable. And just like the Germans, we don’t do ourselves any favors by turning a blind eye to what is going on. The following are some stunning parallels between the United States and Nazi Germany…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not going to sit here and tolerate comparisons between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. It simply is not fair. Hitler got the Olympics to come to his country!

May 17 10:34

Bill Clinton’s Pedophile Connection Devastating For Hillary

How many times did Bill fly on this luxury, underage sex slave jet? The flight logs show that Bill Clinton took at least 26 trips on the “Lolita Express”, a plane owned by Jeffery Epstein who was convicted of solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution.

This is who former President Bill Clinton was a buddy with. Epstein spent 13 months in prison and home arrest, but it looks like Clinton got off without any tarnish on his public persona… until now.

Fox News broke the story that Clinton spent a lot more time with Epstein than originally thought. The connection between the convicted pimp and Bill Clinton was known, but we are now only learning about the magnitude.

Epstein had an island in the Virgin Islands that was nicknamed “Orgy Island”. Virginia Roberts, who at the age of 15 was a sex slave for Epstein and his friends, said that she saw Bill on the island.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is hardly a "tragic" outcome, but a completely expectable outcome, based on the truth.

Hillary Clinton may well be about to be judged by the company she has kept for so long; that of her womanizing, violent, sex-addicted husband.

As the long-time enabler of a sex-addicted husband, President Clinton, should she be elected, will very likely be the very best enabler possible of every warmongering corporation which owns her, leading this country to more wars, more deaths, and probably the return of the draft, including women this time.

May 17 10:11

ELON MUSK JUST EXPOSED BILLIONS IN CORRUPT PENTAGON SPENDING TO WEAPONS MONOPOLY — HERE’S HOW

Lockheed Martin and Boeing continue to hold an unnecessarily costly monopoly on the Defense Department’s space program, despite an alternative that would spare taxpayers no less than $250 million — each time a space launch is conducted. Government favoritism for the United Launch Alliance — an alliance turned monopoly between Lockheed and Boeing — has left Elon Musk’s SpaceX out in the cold despite enormous potential savings.
As a report from Politico revealed, each space launch conducted by the ULA comes with a whopping $350 million price tag, and though SpaceX can promise the same for less than $100 million, ULA’s chokehold on the program will perpetuate the Pentagon’s wasteful spending for years to come.

Worse, as Politico explains, “ULA is under investigation by the Pentagon for possible corrupt bidding practices and is preparing to lay off 25 percent of its workforce. Its long-term viability is in doubt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The weapons acquisitions programs in the US are incestuous, between the politicians who green light these programs, and those corporations which, overtly and covertly, fund their election campaigns.

So what the American military is left with, at the end of the day, are weapons which absolutely do not work as promised, and are hideously over budget, and horrendously late in their delivery.

This is one of the major reasons that this is a really lousy time for those in Foggy Bottom to even be contemplating going to war with Russia or China; we do not have the the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia or China.

The only way to cure this is two two-fold: first, take money out of the equation for those Congressional representatives handing out these contracts.

Secondly, insert into the language of all contracts for US weaponry that if the item doesn't perform as advertised, the president of that company can be tried for breach of promise, convicted, and serve hard time.

I abhor war as an answer to geopolitical disputes the US government has with other countries; but I do not want to see our men and women in the military having to make do with inferior weaponry when they do have to fight.

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