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Apr 04 10:52

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

For those of you who have completely fallen in line with the thought that President Trump is the panacea to all our problems, it’s advisable that you rethink that stance. Firstly, there are interests behind the throne that are neither controlled by nor parallel to the interests of the administration. Secondly, the “transition period” is not over. It is far from over, and the lines that are developing…both of intra and inter-party dissension domestically…and the “Second Cold War” lines throughout the world…have materialized. They are beginning to solidify, and they are becoming fortified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I am seeing, looking at the world situation, is very much like that archetypal dream of witnessing a slow-motion train wreck which one is incapable of stopping, despite one's best efforts.

So the best advice I can give our readers and radio listeners is, please don't panic: plan.

This means having long-term, storable food and water with you; extra medications for yourselves and your pets; and having a bug-out kit, and plans about how to get yourself away from mass areas of panic or hurt, should it come to that.

You also need to find a way of protecting yourself and your family with which you are comfortable, because if people even suspect that you are prepping, they will want to tear down your door, and loot your supplies from you in a heartbeat.

Find like-minded friends in your community with whom you can work, and barter.

A really excellent prepper newsletter comes from a very sage lady by the name of Daisy Luther, and you will get tips for prepping, and yes, a little advertising as well. But if you are new to the concept, what she has to say can be invaluable.

Mike sees only two possible, ultimate outcomes from all that is going on; either a world war, or a complete collapse of the US economy, and a collapse of the Federal government, none of which would be pleasant scenarios through which to have to survive.

But looking at the magnitude of what is going on, survival will be the name of the game, and most probably in relatively short order.

Apr 04 09:58

US War Strategy: Destroy, Partition, Occupy and Control

Since the 1990s rape of Yugoslavia, US wars were waged to replace independent governments with pro-Western puppet ones.

Strategy involves destroying, partitioning, occupying and controlling one country after another.

Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo is America’s largest European military base since the Vietnam War era – established for regional control, US bases in other war theaters for the same purpose.

Washington intends a permanent military presence in all its war theaters. The Brookings Institution’s policy paper laid out a strategy for Syria, applicable for other nations America attacked, titled “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederated country.”

It’s a diabolical destroy, divide, partly occupy and control scheme – unknown to the public, unexplained by media.

Other countries America attacked face the same possible diabolical fate, part of a grand plan to redraw the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia maps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And BTW, have you heard that the US military has annexed a couple of islands which used to be part of Yemen and Oman, before the "Coalition" war against Yemen?!?

As reported on 28 January, 2012 from abovetopsecret.com (originally from Debka.com):

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz.

And as elaborated upon in beforeitsnews.com, on 31 January, 2012:

While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz. Socotra is situated 80 kilometers east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometers southeast of the Yemeni coastline. It lies athwart the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. A military base there is in a position to oversee the shipping moving in and out of those strategic naval waterways. Lushly verdant, Socotra is approximately 120 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide. Its population of 55,000 has its own distinct language and culture. Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. The Socotra facilities are so secret that they are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities in this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra in the United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short flying distances from Iran….

Apr 04 09:35

Iceland's Jailed Bankers Are Back, Demanding They Were Crisis Scapegoats

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, one country stood out: Iceland was the one nation in the world which not only let its banks fail, but convicted the bankers responsible for the collapse of the country's financial system (incidentally, since then Iceland has been one of the world's economic success stories, with the economy growing over 7% last year). Now, nearly a decade later, Iceland’s ex-bankers, once reviled as symbols of crony and rogue capitalism, say they were scapegoats: and having been "improperly" jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they’re now taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You are not ALLOWED to jail a banker!!!!" -- Das FED

Apr 04 09:33

Bahraini king grants military courts right to try civilians

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has granted the country’s military tribunals the right to try civilians, initiating yet another wave of crackdown against the opposition in the island country.

Apr 04 09:32

Computer Logs Left Behind Show Rice’s Interest in Gathering Intelligence on Trump --- Accelerated AFTER Election

The Democrats were in shock after Trump won the election. It appears that they were scrambling to get as much information on Trump’s transition team as possible

Apr 04 08:46

White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy

Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining in his column about the “ugly scene” of a “love-in” between Trump and “the most repressive dictator in Egypt’s modern history.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thoroughly detest the American Deep State's policy, when it comes to supporting dictators, of "Yeah, he's a thug; but he's OUR thug", when it comes to human rights abuses around the world.

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

It is the kind of foreign policy which ultimately winds up with the people of a country, ultimately, getting fed up with a government which doesn't represent them, represses them, and then there is a revolution, as there was against the Shah in Iran, and Batista in Cuba, and may well be coming to places like Bahrain, (for which President Trump just signed off on a significant US weapons delivery) where the brutal Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy consistently tortures peaceful Shiite protestors into false confessions, and has a kangaroo court convicting them of crimes they did not commit.

Oh, and by the way; civilians in Bahrain can now be tried by military courts for "threatening the security of the state".

Bahrain approves of military trials for civilians

Such a foreign policy is ham-fistedly, pig headedly counter-productive, and needs to stop!!

Apr 04 08:31

How Netanyahu’s dirty tricks squad targets boycotts

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed cohorts of Israel loyalists in the United States by video link last week at the annual conference of Aipac, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They should, he said, follow his government’s example and defend Israel on the "moral battlefield" against the growing threat of the international boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In Mr Netanyahu’s simple-minded language, support for Palestinian rights, and opposition to the settlements, is equivalent to "delegitimisation" of Israel.

The current obsession with BDS reflects a changing political environment for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, BDS is the only language Tel Aviv understands, in terms of its stopping of the continued persecution/punishment of the Palestinian people, just because they are still breathing.

Other approaches have been tried, but none of them have been successful.

Netanyahu, despite his bellicose, hubristic belligerence, fully comprehends that a really bad economic situation in Israel, created through BDS, may be the ticket to get him out of office, and permanently.

And I would like to politely suggest that at this point in his premiership, he has absolutely outlived his usefulness to the Israeli people, both domestically and internationally.

Apr 04 08:17

Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.

“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what should happen now?!?

Rice should be subpoenaed; and provide testimony under oath to the Congressional Intelligence Committee, in open session, available for public consumption.

Apr 04 08:14

11 Weeks in Prison, 20 Years to Go for Peaceful Amish Father of 12 — Sam Girod Update…

Sam Girod is a peaceful Amish farmer from Kentucky who made and sold homemade salves, the type that anyone could make in their kitchen. These salves have never hurt anyone (did I mention, NO ONE?), and his “crime”? Rape? Murder? Drug dealing? Nope, not even close. His crime was mislabeling his homemade “product”, according to the FDA. So he changed the label. They said it wasn't good enough. He changed it again. Years later they came after him again. Then he missed a court hearing that he didn't even realize he was supposed to attend. It went from bad to worse from there…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE you compete with major corporations by making your own products!!!!!"

Apr 04 08:09

REPORT: TRUMP WAS SPIED ON FOR UP TO A YEAR BEFORE INAUGURATION, SUSAN RICE IMPLICATED IN UNMASKING

Ok, it was a crazy weekend with lots of things sensitive to national security taking place. Let's get you up to speed.

The fake news main stream media is ignoring the real scandal, which is the unmasking of Trump during 'incidental' surveillance by our intelliegence agencies. When Chairman Nunes came out and told you that some very troubling surveillance had been taking place against Trump, which was not related to national security, the DNC controlled media tied themselves into little pretzels of rage because it validated what Trump was saying all along -- that he'd been 'wiretapped.'

What happened next is lunacy prevailed inside the democratic party, amplified by the media. Instead of investigating who ordered the unmasking of Trump and who leaked this information, the media wanted to know who told Nunes. You can't make this stuff up. Ignore the crime, go after the whistleblower.

But now the pieces are beginning to fall into place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Susan Rice must be compelled to say what she knows about this through a subpoena, and under oath, to a Congressional Investigating Committee.

Apr 04 08:02

HOW A PRIVATE PRISON COMPANY USED DETAINED IMMIGRANTS FOR FREE LABOR

GEO incarcerates more immigrants (and receives more public money to do so) than any other detention center operator, according to an analysis by the anti-detention group CIVIC. And its business detaining immigrants for ICE is only expected to grow "with this increased and expanded approach to border security," CEO George Zoley said in a February earnings call.

According to the lawsuit, there were two ways GEO cashed in on cheap labor from detainees. There was the facility's sanitation policy, under which detainees like Ortiz were required to work as janitors without pay. If they didn't, they risked being punished with solitary confinement, according to GEO's local detainee handbook. Detainees could also apply for a job in Aurora's voluntary work program, which paid them exactly $1 a day to keep the facility running.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any way you look at this, it is slave labor.

These people should have been repatriated, and the country of origin charged for their housing and services, while they were illegally in the US.

Apr 04 07:57

US to train kids to handle fake news

A story which promising you something “the media” does not want you to know is almost certainly fake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, like the fact that Saddam didn't really have nukes!

Apr 03 17:32

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

As time passes, the fickle populace begins to turn their back on the President. Their attention spans are less than the gnat’s, and the clock is ticking. It is hard to determine who is doing more damage to the President’s standing: The Democrats or the Republicans.

Apr 03 16:42

College Students Penalized for Offensive Words (Such as “he.”)

Many universities are already advising students and staff not to use ‘gender-offensive’ terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe people that could be either male or female. And terms such as ‘mankind’, ‘manpower’ and ‘man-made’ are frowned upon by academics if used in essays. But now the school of social science at the University of Hull has gone one step further by threatening to deduct marks from students for using such phrases.

Apr 03 16:19

Economists: All the bubbles are ready to bust

Whether Trump is a willing participant or an unwitting scapegoat doesn’t much matter. It’s simply important to remember that before he became president, Trump was known as one of the world’s greatest salesmen. If you think about it, it was a whole bunch of other really convincing salesmen who got us into this mess. So it stands to reason that only those of us who learn to read between the lines of a tremendous pitch are going to make it out with our skin.

Apr 03 15:18

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”

All the states pretty much have Real ID, now, with driver’s licenses all linked into a central database and passed through the fusion centers and police departments at local, state, and national level. 1984 is now.

Apr 03 15:15

What John McCain Means by ‘Our Country’ (The truth about the power elite)

To McCain, country = US government; country = world order; therefore: US government = world order. This is why he is worried. This relationship is coming apart. And I, for one, am happy for this.

Apr 03 11:11

JUDGE IN OREGON BUNDY CASE NOW HAS REPORTER GARY HUNT ARRESTED FOR… REPORTING

Journalist Gary Hunt has been arrested and is currently being held in Sacramento, California. He is facing extradition to Portland, Oregon, though at the time of his arrest there was no agreement to extradite him. He is facing charges of contempt of the judge in the Oregon Malheur Refuge case that involved the Bundy family and others last year.

Hunt operates Outpost-of-Freedom and had posted several articles, including information regarding informants at the refuge. He was arrested on Thursday by a court order from Judge Anna Brown because he did not appear in her court to explain why he should not be held in contempt for not removing the information of the informants in the case.

Apr 03 11:09

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsTrump Expands Pentagon’s War Authority

While most of the talk about the Pentagon’s proposals for various wars to President Trump has focused on requests for more troops in more countries, a much less publicized effort has also been getting rubber stamped, one giving commanders in those wars increasing autonomy on operations.

Buried in the details of almost every proposal from Iraq and Syria to smaller operations like US troops in Yemen and Somalia, there is always a mention of commanders wanting to be able to conduct strikes at will, both airstrikes and ground raids.

This has been a change that the Pentagon has been quite eager to seek, after years of complaining about President Obama “micromanaging” the various US wars, but it appears they may be trying to get a much broader collection of grants of autonomy than they’ve ever been granted before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to me to be a very dangerous precedent.

Apr 03 10:43

How a Cruel Foreclosure Drove a Couple to the Brink of Death

Here are the horrific facts of the case: the Sundquists purchased a home in Lincoln, California, in 2008, but ran into financial trouble when Erik's business faltered in the recession. Like so many others, the Sundquists were told by Bank of America's mortgage servicing unit to deliberately miss three payments to qualify for a loan modification. Despite agonizing over ruining their perfect credit, they did so.

Inspectors contracted by the bank staked out the home, banged on the doors and tailed the family in cars, terrorizing them to keep tabs on the property.

Bank of America promptly lost or deemed inadequate roughly 20 different applications for a loan modification. At the same time, BofA pursued foreclosure, a dubious practice known as "dual-tracking."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What this judge's ruling did not do, however, was to go after the bank perpetrators of this travesty with a trial which would have left them doing hard jail time.

And to anyone in similar circumstances, if the mortgage division of any financial institution tells you to miss payments, so that an understanding can be reached about your mortgage, get it in writing.

For the B of A (with which I will no longer do business) although the fine sounds intense, it is merely a slap in the wrist.

But the potential for hard jail time for bank execs, who find this kind of immoral practice attractive, will cause them to think twice about doing it.

Apr 03 10:31

NEW HUMA EMAILS UNCOVER CLINTON STATE DEPT PLAN TO BRING NYT REPORTER DAVID BROOKS TO HEEL

Recently released Huma Abedin State Department emails - acquired by Judicial Watch via FOIA request, reveal Clinton State Department staff planning to summon New York Times reporter David Brooks for an "OTR" (off the record) conversation over a "shot" he took at Hillary in a Feburary 2010 article. This isn't the first time we've learned of the Democrat apparatus wrapping their tentacles around the MSM, and it's the second time in weeks Judicial Watch has delivered a bombshell. They're doing good work.

In summary; Hillary Clinton - code named "Evergreen," fired off an email on February 9th, 2010 to advisors Philippe Reines and Jake Sullivan regarding an article written by NYT's David Brooks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Clintonista Cartel did to Mike and me what they did for his asking logical questions about the images of the alleged "suicide" of Vince Foster (as in getting Mike fired, issuing death threats by phone, and blacklisting him from working in an industry he helped create), because at the time, they could.

But that capability is waning by the day, as the metaphorical geopolitical noose gets ever closer to Hillary Clinton's neck, courtesy of the revelations of Judicial watch.

Apr 03 10:23

EUROPE: COMBATING FAKE NEWS

If present demographic trends continue, in a few decades, native Swedes could easily become a minority in their own country.
Swedish ambulance personnel want gas masks and bulletproof vests to protect their staff against the escalating attacks, similar to equipment used by staff working in war zones.
Most dangerous, however, is our inability to deal forcefully with problems undermining Western societies, because some Western media refuse to admit that the problems exist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe must act, swiftly and decisively, if, in fact, it wants to reclaim is languages, its history, and its future.

Of course, what the US government could do to stop this frantic, out of control immigration into Europe, is to stop the wars in the Middle East and Africa causing it.

Unfortunately, that is unlikely to happen before pigs discover they can fly.

Apr 03 09:47

NEW HAMPSHIRE COPS CALL IN SWAT FOR VET PAYING TICKET IN PENNIES

New Hampshire cops, with a member of the SWAT team, forced a Marine Corps veteran out of city hall last Monday for trying to pay a parking ticket with pennies. Manchester police not only violated the Coinage Act that states all coins are legal tender, but also violated his friend’s First Amendment rights by claiming he needed their permission to record the interaction.

Apr 03 09:46

A world without retirement

We are entering the age of no retirement. The journey into that chilling reality is not a long one: the first generation who will experience it are now in their 40s and 50s. They grew up assuming they could expect the kind of retirement their parents enjoyed – stopping work in their mid-60s on a generous income, with time and good health enough to fulfil long-held dreams. For them, it may already be too late to make the changes necessary to retire at all.

In 2010, British women got their state pension at 60 and men got theirs at 65. By October 2020, both sexes will have to wait until they are 66. By 2028, the age will rise again, to 67. And the creep will continue. By the early 2060s, people will still be working in their 70s, but according to research, we will all need to keep working into our 80s if we want to enjoy the same standard of retirement as our parents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The USA is already here, whether older workers realise it or not.

And the underfunding of US pensions, coupled with the reality that Social Security is on its last legs, is going to create a world of hurt for older Americans who thought they could retire, but cannot.

Apr 03 09:41

FBI TO CREATE SPECIAL UNIT TO INVESTIGATE “RUSSIAN ROLE” IN US 2016 ELECTION

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) plans to create a specialized unit that will prioritize the agency’s investigations into claims of Russia’s interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, local media reported.

“It’s [the unit] meant to surge resources,” a source familiar with the situation told the Financial Times newspaper late on Sunday, adding that the move is also meant to give more access to the investigation’s details to FBI director James Comey.

The new unit is expected to begin operations in May, with the team likely to include some 20 agents drawn from other units. The unit’s chief will reportedly brief Comey on the ongoing probe weekly, providing day-to-day updates to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

According to the media, the high-profile nature of the investigation requires a central manager, with a source familiar with the plan, saying that the investigation is “too big and it’s on the front page of the newspaper every day.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My best bet on this is, it will ultimately become sound and fury, signifying...nothing at the end of the day.

But is the last gasp of a desperate "American deep state", attempting to run President Trump out of office, which I do not see happening.

Apr 03 09:37

EMPLOYEES IN EUROPE GETTING IMPLANTED WITH MICROCHIPS

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another “cyborg” is created.

What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.

The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted.

“The biggest benefit I think is convenience,” said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and CEO of Epicenter. As a demonstration, he unlocks a door by merely waving near it. “It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As an entrepreneur, I am very grateful right now that I work for companies as a free-lancer who would never ask me to do this!!

Apr 03 08:20

'European Dictator': Media Study Discovers Merkel's Critics Out in Force

Criticism of Angela Merkel's record as Chancellor is growing ahead of federal elections in September, in which she faces a strong challenge from the center-left Social Democratic Party, Stefan Haderer writes.

Apr 03 08:09

Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead

A regional newspaper in Mexico says the violence against journalists and the lack of punishment for those responsible is forcing it to stop printing.

In an editorial, Norte de Ciudad Juarez said Sunday's print edition would be its last.
Its editor said the digital version would also be closed "soon".

Miroslava Breach, a journalist who worked for the paper in Chihuahua city, was shot dead last month.

She was one of three journalists killed in Mexico in March.

Apr 03 07:52

America has collapsed into a PHARMA STATE run by government-protected drug cartels

Much like a “narco state” that’s run by narco terrorists, America has now collapsed into a pharma state run by “legal” drug cartels protected by a hopelessly corrupt government.

The evidence is all around you: How the drug cartels control Congress, universities, medical schools, science journals and of course the entire fake news media (previously known as the “mainstream media”).

The pharmaceutical industry has more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than any other industry, including the weapons industry. Similarly, Big Pharma is routinely caught committing felony crimes involving price fixing or bribery “kickback” schemes such as the GlaxoSmithKline criminal bribery network that involved over 40,000 U.S. doctors.

Apr 03 07:48

The insane vaccine industry now wants you FIRED from your job if you aren’t vaccinated

A new bill called H.R. 1313, sponsored and introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC), appears to be “a threat to anyone participating in these programs.” Why? Hidden in the legalese of H.R. 1313 is a loophole where companies may have the power to mandate that their employees get vaccines as part of the wellness program in order to keep their jobs. This way, the company can be in compliance to the federal “government’s endorsed standard of care, which includes receipt of federally recognized vaccines.”

Apr 02 19:38

Public education trains you to accept .01% ‘fake news’ with fake ‘real-world’ math problems, ‘teaching’ you to forget what you ‘learned’ as trivia unworthy of retention, producing stupefied adults unable to recognize lying ‘leaders’ hiding ongoing rogue s

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Perhaps this famous quote makes sense to you now:

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1.

I wrote a 12-article series that public education is easily revealed as bullshit to train stupefied work animals (bullshit is the most accurate academic term). Connected is this 15-article series that American adults are propagandized through fake news: easily demonstrated as lies of omission and commission. The purpose of these two disinformation programs is to “cover” public recognition of ongoing rogue state empire (11-article series).

Apr 02 10:01

Cops Brag About Arresting Woman for Pot on Facebook as they Ignore 10,000 Rape Kits

In the fall of 2016, voters in Florida approved the sale of medical marijuana statewide. But if anyone thinks that Florida law enforcement is going to get soft on marijuana as a result, they might need to think again. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office paraded their latest drug bust on their Facebook page this week. They found Kayla Martin, 26, to be in possession of four melted gummy bears and two lollipops, arrested her, and charged her, not only with possession but with intent to distribute. The six tiny pieces of THC-laced candy were photographed, along with the perpetrator, and uploaded to the department’s FB page.

Apr 02 09:18

Spicer Skewers Media For Defending Dr. Farkas, Calls Her Public Admissions of Collecting Intelligence on Trump 'Devastating'

In today's press conference at the White House, Sean Spicer shifted the conversation away from the nothing-burger of who told Chairman Nunes about the Trump team being surveilled by the Obama administration to the public comments made by Dr. Farkas -- the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense specializing in Russia, who said "get as much information as you can" to persons inside the intelligence apparatus -- for the purposes of preserving intel on the Trump team in an effort to hide it from the incoming administration.

Spicer called her comments alone 'devasting' and posited the notion that had the media been treating the Trump administration fairly, they'd be more concerned with the intelligence leaks coming out of the Obama administration -- surveilling Trump and his team -- for reasons that are, indelibly, unclear.

Apr 02 09:07

Judge: Trump incited violence at rally in 2016

An Obama appointee! This is beyond the Pale on the part of this judge.

A federal judge ruled that President Trump during his campaign incited violence at a rally in Louisville, Ky., allowing the case against him and three supporters to proceed, the Courier-Journal reported.

Judge David J. Hale on Friday rejected the free speech defense in the suit against Trump, his campaign and three of its supporters.

The incident in question is when Trump, then a candidate for the Republican nomination, yelled “get ‘em out of here” at a campaign event on March 1, 2016, referencing protesters in the crowd.

Apr 01 11:33

F-35 Continues to Stumble

The F-35 still has a long way to go before it will be ready for combat. That was the parting message of Dr. Michael Gilmore, the now-retired Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, in his last annual report.

The Joint Strike Fighter Program has already consumed more than $100 billion and nearly 25 years. Just to finish the basic development phase will require at least an extra $1 billion and two more years. Even with this massive investment of time and money, Dr. Gilmore told Congress, the Pentagon, and the public, “the operational suitability of all variants continues to be less than desired by the Services."

Apr 01 11:15

Take Us Off: Two Journalists Sue US Government Over Inclusion on ‘Kill List’

Two journalists are suing US President Donald Trump and other American officials and agencies as they believe they have been erroneously placed on a "kill list" compiled by the Obama administration and which the current administration has maintained. They are asking to be removed from the list immediately.

Apr 01 09:27

What You Need To Know About Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law And Newly Appointed Advisor

It was Jared who helped prepare Trump for an appearance before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March, and Jared who helped broker a truce with Fox News when Trump fought with Megyn Kelly, the network's star anchor. After Trump fired Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, in June, it was reported that Ivanka had demanded Lewandowski's dismissal for trying to marginalize Jared's influence...Most recently, Jared was on hand to help Trump choose Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate—over and above, it did not go unnoticed, the great nemesis of the Kushner family, Chris Christie.

Apr 01 09:24

I Am Fishead - Documentary Film (2011)


"WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? THIS IS A FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW."

Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed something crucial about us.

http://www.fisheadmovie.com/

Apr 01 08:47

YouTube Caught Silencing... The Young Turks Critics? | Louder With Crowder

Apr 01 07:51

Citizens stand up to corrupt L.A. Board of Supervisors members who support illegal immigration

The truth came out at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors – County of Los Angeles meeting when citizens overwhelmingly expressed their concerns over illegal immigration.

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Mar 31 16:42

More Dangerous Than The NSA? The Massive Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of

If you’re one of the countless Americans who was distraught to learn of the revelations made by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, the mere idea that there might be yet another agency out there - perhaps just as powerful and much more intrusive - should give you goosebumps.

Mar 31 16:31

HOLLYWOOD FILMS SECRETLY DICTATED BY THE CIA

Mar 31 14:34

The Ticking Time Bomb That Will Wipe Out Virtually Every Pension Fund In America

Are millions of Americans about to see the big, juicy pensions that they were counting on to fund their golden years go up in flames in the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history? When Bloomberg published an editorial entitled “Pension Crisis Too Big for Markets to Ignore“, it simply confirmed what a lot of people already knew to be true. Pension funds all over America are woefully underfunded, and they have been pouring mind boggling amounts of money into very risky investments such as Internet stocks and commercial mortgages. Just like with subprime mortgages in 2008, this is a crisis that everyone can see coming well in advance, and yet nothing is being done about it.

Mar 31 14:13

‘Climate science’ isn’t science; it’s religion

The scientific solution is to change the “carbon = pollutant” hypothesis since observation doesn’t support it, but “climate science” isn’t science. It’s religion. Which is why the economy’s only hope rests on a carbon atheist in the Oval Office.

Mar 31 13:01

Here’s Why Italy’s Banking Crisis Has Gone Off The Radar

For a country that is on the brink of a gargantuan public bailout of its toxic-loan riddled banking sector, or failing that, a full-blown financial crisis that could bring down the European financial system, things are eerily quiet in Italy these days. It’s almost as if the more serious the crisis gets, the less we hear about it — otherwise, investors and voters might get spooked. And elections are coming up.

But an article published in the financial section of Italian daily Il Sole lays out just how serious the situation has become. According to new research by Italian investment bank Mediobanca, 114 of the close to 500 banks in Italy have “Texas Ratios” of over 100%. The Texas Ratio, or TR, is calculated by dividing the total value of a bank’s non-performing loans by its tangible book value plus reserves — or as American money manager Steve Eisman put it, “all the bad stuff divided by the money you have to pay for all the bad stuff.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is really bad; and the question that comes to mind is, how in the world will the EU and the IMF be able to bail this country out, without invoking extreme financial austerity on the Italian people, much as happened when the Cypress banking system fell apart?!?

And the short answer is, if things are as bad with the Italian economy as they appear, there will be no other way; and all Italian politicians know that should this happen, the Italian people will be very upset.

Mar 31 12:53

NBC Confirms Obama Administration Officials Saved Trump-Russia Probe Docs

Seemingly confirming the incriminating remarks from former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, on the mad scramble by the Obama administration to collect and preserve intelligence on alleged Russian election hacking before Obama left office, NBC News reports that a former Obama official admits they made a list of Russia probe documents to keep them safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IT appears that the DNC knew they had a losing candidate, at the end of the day, and HAD to find someone to blame!!!

Mar 31 12:53

Mainstream media caught printing more ‘fake news’

Snowden is not and never was a spy for Russia, China or anyone else. He is an American patriot who did more than anyone in decades to unmask the massive operation the U.S. government has to vacuum up all information on all Americans all the time. He’s hero and a true patriot, not a traitor; and should be treated as such.

Mar 31 12:48

Venezuela Bonds Crash As Political Situation Turns "Explosive"

Venezuela sovereign bonds crashed on Friday as a result of soaring political tensions after the annulment of the country's legislature by its high court on Wednesday, a move that ignited protests, invoked international condemnation and prompted the opposition to call for a military response to what it deemed a "coup."

One day after our report on the latest attempt by Maduro to seize unilateral control of the government and to isolate the opposition, the political situation turned "explosive" on Friday when Venezuela's powerful attorney general Luisa Ortega broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro's government after the Supreme Court annulled congress, a rare show of internal dissent as protests and international condemnation grew. As a reminder, the pro-Maduro Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was assuming the legislature's functions because it was in "contempt" of the law. The opposition promptly slammed the decision as a "coup" against an elected body.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am deeply concerned that this situation in Venezuela will not end well, and that we may see a great deal more bloodshed, as the political/economic scene crashes into chaos, as we have charted in recent articles about the problems here.

Mar 31 12:22

Is Post-Cold War NATO Heading Towards A Third World War? NATO and Western Militarism in a Multipolar World

The post-Cold War world order was expected to be peacefully unipolar. However, the quarter century since has seen the continuation of war – with the Gulf war, Western intervention in the former Yugoslavia, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and more recently in Libya, Mali, Ukraine, Yemen and Syria – and witnessed a progressive and ongoing shift toward multipolarity as the world’s economic centre of gravity shifts away from the US and the West. The effects of this shift portend further shifts in the established world order and its seemingly stable alliances and increasing the danger of war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would very much like to give this event a shout-out, and encourage all who can to attend; we are on the brink of absolute catastrophe, if NATO goes to war against Russia, and the West may well not win such a war.

Mar 31 12:17

U.S. To Escalate Its Two Years War On Starving Yemen

The war on Yemen was launched to show the manliness of the Saudi princes. Well, that may not be the proclaimed reason but it is the only one that makes sense. The U.S. takes part in the war because … well – no one knows:

The morning after that NSC news release was posted on the White House webpage two years ago, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin, commander of the U.S. Central Command, was asked about the objectives of the U.S. support. His stunning reply remains the most accurate characterization from a U.S. official: “I don’t currently know the specific goals and objectives of the Saudi campaign, and I would have to know that to be able to assess the likelihood of success.” Other than dropping weapons with an unconscionable lack of discrimination and proportionality, it appears there are no clear goals and objectives to this day.

The U.S. provides planning, intelligence, air-refueling and the ammunition for the Saudi bombing. Without U.S. support this war would not happen at all!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am profoundly morally uncomfortable that my country, the United States of America, has chosen to be actively complicit in Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen.

The Saudi military routinely assassinates and maims Yemeni children with their bombing runs:

Images: Yemeni children maimed for life and killed because of Saudi bombing runs

The Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports has left Yemeni children starving to death of malnutrition:

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockade

And due to the massive growth of stillbirths, infant deformities, and cancers in Yemen, it is a pretty safe conclusion to draw that the Saudis are using depleted uranium weapons here:

Saudi Coalition shown to be using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Of course, the effects of depleted uranium, particularly on unborn children in the womb, are well-documented, as the US military saw in Fallujah, Iraq;
now, moms and dads of newborns in Yemen are recoiling at this same, monstrous horror being done to their children, courtesy of the Saudi military.

Images: Yemeni children deformed in the womb through exposure to Saudi depleted uranium weapons

And yet, apparently, the Royal House of Saud; the Saudi government; and the US government are perfectly comfortable with poisoning Yemeni children in the womb, and destroying not only their lives, but their families' lives as well.

I am profoundly reminded, in this obscenely callous disregard for human life as reflected in these Saudi military tactics, of the comment made by the Papal Legate at the siege of Montsegur against the Cathars, when he was informed that not only men were in the besieged castle, but women and children were also with them. He said, "Kill them all; God will find his own."

I just have to wonder when the massive air strikes, coupled with US boots on the ground, will accomplish this Saudi genocide in Yemen. And my sense of it is, relatively soon.

Mar 31 11:47

Dangerous Crossroads: Russia Fears a US Preemptive Nuclear Attack

According to Russia’s General Staff deputy head of operations Gen. Viktor Poznikhir,

“(t)he presence of American ABM sites in Europe and ABM-capable ships in the seas and oceans close to Russia’s territory creates a powerful clandestine potential for delivering a surprise nuclear missile strike against Russia.”

“The presence of the global ABM system lowers the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons, because it gives the US the illusion of impunity for using strategic offensive weapons from under the protection of the ABM ‘umbrella.’”

“The ABM shield is a symbol of the build-up of rocket forces in the world and a trigger for a new arms race.”

Since the onset of Western-instigated Cold War in the late 1940s, “analysts” in Washington and at the Pentagon believed nuclear war on Russia was winnable.

Madness persists, undermining global security, threatening humanity more than ever with neocons in charge of US militarism and war-making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find myself becoming rapidly disenchanted with the Trump Administration.

There is a phase from the French language, and that phrase is "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.", translated into English, meaning "The more things change, the more they remain the same."

OF the two candidates last November, I really thought that President Trump would be the one to keep us out of these endless, bloody, and costly wars; unfortunately, what I see coming is a potential headlong war against Russia; North Korea; and Iran, with side notes of regime change in places like Venezuela and Syria.

Unfortunately, President Trump appears to have become a blunt instrument of the American Deep State, signing off on more wars, more misery, and a continuation of more wealth inequality here at home.

My disappointment is visceral.

Mar 31 11:25

No Early Elections: Netanyahu Strong-arms Finance Minister, Kills New News Broadcaster

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon Thursday that puts an end to a political crisis that threatened to see the government dissolved over a new public broadcaster, senior sources say. According to the deal, the broadcaster's news division will be dismantled.
Earlier this month the prime minister announced he was rethinking a compromise to allow Kan, the new public broadcaster to launch, but only following enactment of new legislation giving the government more influence over the new authority.

Netanyahu had threatened to dissolve the Knesset if Kahlon doesn't agree to pass the legislation, which would also ensure political control over all broadcast media outlets in the country. Netanyahu and Kahlon had met five times over the past week in bid to end the crisis.

According to coalition chairman David Bitan, Netanyahu and Kahlon had reconciled their positions and new elections won't take place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the elections will not soon take place in Israel, is a real tragedy for the Israeli people.

Mar 31 11:19

STEINITZ TO JPOST: IRAN’S TRACTION IN SYRIA A GREATER THREAT TO ISRAEL THAN ISIS

As world powers focus on toppling ISIS, Iran is quietly gaining traction in Syria – posing a direct threat to Israel, eastern Mediterranean countries and the entire Arabian Peninsula, according to National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz.

“It’s very easy and convenient to focus on ISIS,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “But we have two challenges in Syria.

One is ISIS and one is Iran.

The greater threat is coming from Iran, and not just from its nuclear program. The most immediate and urgent threat is the Iranian plan to transform Syria, after this horrible, brutal civil war is over, into some kind of extension of Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is both interesting that Yuval makes this fact-free charge, and that the alleged JP journalist recording the interview does not challenge him on this.

While it is true that Russia has used an Iranian base from which to stage bombing raids in Syria last year,

Russia Sends Bombers to Syria Using Base in Iran

However, Iran has no permanent bases in Syria, and in fact, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been foaming at the mouth recently about an alleged Iranian Naval base in Syria...which does not exist.

Bibi Netanyahu furious over non-existent threat of ‘Iranian naval base’ in Syria

And BTW, if you have not seen this video, please do so. It was done by a very charming, bright Israeli videographer, who decided to travel to Iran, and determine how the Jewish people in Iran are doing; the short answer is, they're thriving.

Video: Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran

Mar 31 10:58

U.S. LIFTS HUMAN RIGHTS RESTRICTIONS ON ARMS SALES TO BAHRAIN

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday lifted the government’s human rights restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain, in a move that Amnesty International called “galling” and “a dangerous signal.”

The State Department notified Congress of its intent to proceed with the sale of F-16 fighter jets and other weapons to the Gulf kingdom without the human rights conditions, according to Senate Foreign Relations Committee spokeswoman Micah Johnson. Congress now has two review periods to examine the trade and raise any objections.

Rights groups noted that Bahrain has a history of oppression against dissidents and participation in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that has bombed thousands of civilians in Yemen—one of the six countries included in President Donald Trump’s now-suspended travel ban. (Notably, the Trump administration is also moving to escalate its role in that conflict.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump's administration is rapidly disappointing me, and President Trump is well on his way to becoming the "AFAB President"; (anything for a buck from his defense corporation buddies).

That the flagrant human rights violations going on in Bahrain did not stop the US government from delivering weapons to its government is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

So far, protests have been peaceful here, and I know that Bahrain is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet.

But the message the Trump administration is sending here, is "We don't give a damn about human rights, as long as you'll buy our weaponry."

It is a message calculated to give any despot on this planet, massively suppressing their own people, a moment of pure and outright joy.

Mar 31 10:32

EPA Chief’s Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety

Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children.

Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used on crops from broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The EPA proposed in November 2015 under the Obama administration to permanently ban the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to human health. The move stemmed from a 2007 petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pesticide Action Network North America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; this EPA ruling makes me singularly unhappy.

But as consumers, we have the absolute right to protect ourselves, and those we love, from harmful chemicals like this.

Where ever you buy your vegetables, take a note on what companies produce them. Then call them, and find out if those veggies or fruits are sprayed with chlorpyrifos or glyphosfate.

Persist politely in those phone calls until you get an answer, one way or the other.

Then go back to where you buy your fruits and veggies from, and politely tell them that you can no longer buy certain of their fruits and veggies, because you understand that they are sprayed with harmful chemicals which have been proven to cause brain damage in children.

Trust me, they'll get the message.

Mar 31 10:20

NEW LAW MEANS YOU COULD BE THE SUBJECT OF A VACCINE OR MEDICATION EXPERIMENT WITHOUT YOUR INFORMED CONSENT (VIDEO)

A new law quietly passed last December contains a waiver of informed consent that eliminates the requirement of pharmaceutical companies to let you know if a medication or vaccine given to you or your child is experimental.

Wow. One last Christmas surprise from President Obama.

This is according to Section 3024, “Informed Consent Waiver for Clinical Investigations” of H.R. 32, the “21st Century Cures Act.” Here’s the wording of the text:

Clinical testing of investigational medical devices and drugs no longer requires the informed consent of the subjects if the testing poses no more than minimal risk to the subjects and includes safeguards.

“Clinical testing” is not clearly defined. Furthermore, who the heck gets to decide what “minimal risk” is? The pharmaceutical companies? The FDA? Medical professionals? How incredibly patronizing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I refuse any vaccines because the negative impacts are always swept under the rug, and have done the due dilligence, in terms of understanding what I need to do to myself as healthy as any almost 68 year old woman could be.

Big Pharma really got its money's worth, in terms of supporting President Obama, and this was the last, huge payoff.

Pharma Election Money Backs Obama

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2010/01/12/obama-received-20-million-he...

Obama received 20 million from the health care industry for his 2008 campaign

Big Pharma's Political Contributions

This new law is a cynical reminder that when buying politicians, in order to get political/legal agendas changed in your favor, you need to be sure you are getting what you are paying for; in the case of Big Pharma, that was certainly true, in terms of this waiver of informed consent.

Mar 31 10:11

Connecticut considering weaponizing drones

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.

Mar 31 10:04

PayPal bans Brother Nathanael Kapner

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I thought we were past this nonsense!

Mar 31 09:47

WHAT ARE LABORATORY RATS INDICATING ABOUT WI-FI EXPOSURES THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRIES DENY?

One of the recently published papers cited is “The effect of Wi-Fi EMF on object recognition tasks in male rats” Hassanshahi A, Shafeie SA, Fatemi I, Hassanshahi E, Allahtavakoli M, Shabani M, Roohbakhsh A, Shamsizadeh A. The effect of Wi-Fi electromagnetic waves in unimodal and multimodal object recognition tasks in male rats. Neurol Sci. 2017 Mar 22. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-2920-y. [Epub ahead of print], which has remarkable findings that must be considered as to how they apply to human brains and behavioral tendencies, including interferences with or lack thereof, in view of Wi-Fi gigahertz EMF (electromagnetic frequency) exposures.

Why should everyone be concerned about Wi-Fi and GHz? Well, in the Hassanshahi et al article mentioned above, the rats developed cognition problems from Wi-Fi exposure, which should not be taken lightly or pushed under medical or scientific carpets!

Quoting from the Abstract of that published paper:

Mar 31 09:40

Smile! You’ve just been identified by face recognition technology

Imagine a world where, as you drive into — or even walk through — New York City, your face is scanned and compared to a list of suspected terrorists or other serious criminals. Would this make you feel safe?

Now, imagine that the technology is error-prone, and may misidentify innocent people as suspects. What about now?

These are not rhetorical questions. New York is in the early stages of acquiring state-of-the-art face recognition technology to scan the faces of all drivers commuting between the boroughs of New York City.

The New York Police Department is already using face recognition to investigate crimes, and has done so since 2011. As of last year, its facial identification unit had conducted “more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches, and approximately 2,000 arrests,” according to a former NYPD official who helped establish the unit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even if one doesn't have an overdue library book, one has reason to pause over a technology which could snare an absolutely innocent person as a criminal due to faulty software, identifying that person as a criminal.

Psychiatrists in New York may see a sudden uptick in agoraphobia, where people are literally afraid of going outside, for fear of being mistaken for a criminal.

But then again, this technological development dovetails nicely with the US government backsliding into Code Napoleon Law, where people were considered guilty until proven innocent.

Mar 31 09:31

THE PRIVATE CONTRACTORS USING VAULT 7 TOOLS FOR US GOV: US INTEL NEEDS A GROUND-UP REBUILD PART 1

He has been cited and republished by various academic blogs including Defending History, Michael Hudson, SWEDHR, Counterpunch, the Justice Integrity Project, among others.

The Vault 7 exposé by WikiLeaks neglected to mention the most important part of the disclosure. Sure, the CIA has all these tools available. Yes, they are used on the public. The important part is; it’s not the CIA that’s using them. That’s the part that needs to frighten you.

The CIA, by the definition of its mission, cannot use the tools in Vault 7, and definitely not on Americans. All the tools are unclassified, open-source, and can be used by anyone. It makes them not exactly usable for secret agent work. That’s what makes it impossible for them to use Vault 7 tools directly. Because of the possible exposure for the agency, use of the tools was farmed out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the attackers constantly hacking Mike's site, because he will not stand for a government agenda which is not in the interests of We the People; he will always outsmart you, and figure out what you are doing differently to have caused his site to crash, and fix it.

And ultimately, because you are not on the right side of history, you will fail.

Mar 31 09:27

The world’s first pension crisis

In the late in the 5th century BC, the government of ancient Rome came up with a new idea that has lasted for thousands of years.

Mar 31 09:15

Iowa governor blocks minimum wage hike approved in several counties

Tens of thousands of Iowa workers who received a raise in Iowa could see their pay cut after the governor signed a bill that would roll back the minimum wage throughout the state.

On Thursday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed House File 295, which prohibits any county or city in the state from exceeding the statewide minimum wage of $7.25.

The statewide minimum wage is the same as the federal minimum and has remained at $7.25 since 2008.

Mar 31 09:15

‘EU is particularly good at doing a terrible job’ – Yanis Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has described the measures taken by the EU to settle the economic crisis in Greece as a “terrible job.” The comment comes as Greece agrees to new reforms that are set to help the country qualify for cheaper loans.

“Isn’t it yet another piece of evidence that the European Union is particularly good at doing a terrible job, but handling what should be a very manageable crisis,” Varoufakis told CNN on Tuesday.

He noted that, in fact, the goals set for Athens are nearly impossible to reach. “The people at the IMF [International Monetary Fund]… told us that the Greek debt is unsustainable and the austerity that is being [imposed] upon Greece is catastrophic for the program itself.”

Mar 30 15:20

German MEP orders Britain to cut off COMMONWEALTH STATES in latest Brexit demand

A GERMAN MEP is calling on Britain to rescind its relationship with a plethora of Commonwealth states as negotiations continue with Brexit.

The MEP is demanding the UK Government cancel all existing tax haven policies, meaning it would have to cut its relationships with key partners in the Commonwealth in an early Brexit demand.

Prime Minister Theresa May would have to cut off ties with the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Jersey and the Isle of Man if it was to listen to the German MEP.

Almost two and a half billion people live in the 52 independent and equal sovereign states which make up the group whose head is Her Majesty The Queen.

The states all currently trade with Britain, albeit under existing European Union (EU) rules and regulations.

Mar 30 15:10

DEA Seized $3.2 Billion in Cash From People Never Under Investigation – Justice Dept

The US Drug Enforcement Administration seized $3.2 billion in cash over a 10-year period from people who were never under criminal investigation, according to a Justice Department inspector general report. Agents confiscated vehicles, jewelry, and houses, but mostly cash.

Mar 30 12:22

Rep. Dave Brat on Trump’s Anti-House Freedom Caucus Tweets: ‘I Don’t Know Who Has His Ear’

Read the comments.

Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat told reporters in a hallway just off the House floor that he is confused by President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking the House Freedom Caucus for hindering the president’s agenda—specifically the American Health Care Act, or Ryancare.

“I don’t know who has his ear,” said Brat, who is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and was part of the HFC team negotiating with the White House and the House Republican leadership to amend the Ryancare bill.

Mar 30 12:06

NEW WORLD DISORDER – DISINTEGRATION STAGE COMMENCES

The mainstream media has a new in vogue phrase and you are sure to have heard it by now – ‘the rules based international order (or system)’. The Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London, commonly known as Chatham House commented a several years ago that “Economic and political upheavals are emboldening challengers to the rules-based international system, and to the liberal Western values it embodies. To stay relevant, the system must address three major flaws.”

Mar 30 12:03

Sales Taxes Record $374,793,000,000…

Americans paid a record $374,793,000,000 in general sales and gross receipt taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up $1,535,980,000—or about 0.4 percent—from the $373,257,020,000 in general sales and gross receipt taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2016 was the third year in a row that general sales and gross receipt taxes set a record.

Mar 30 12:01

Broken America

If you are around someone long enough, eventually they are going to do or say something to offend you. None of us is going to agree 100 percent on everything, and it is a horrible shame to allow one disagreement to ruin what should be a great relationship.

Mar 30 10:25

US Wars Escalate Across Middle East, With No End in Sight

Hardly a week goes by lately without the US sending more ground troops to Syria. At the same time, more troops are headed to Iraq, amid record numbers of US airstrikes and soaring civilian deaths that go along with them. Officials are also pushing heavily for the Trump Administration to sign off on an escalation in direct US involvement in Yemen.

President Trump’s promise to “fight to win” is seen as driving a lot of these escalations, or at the very least giving top military officials reason to think they can push military escalations as a matter of course across the Middle East and Northern Africa, and the signs are that this escalation is far from completed.

This has led to more troops, more strikes, less restrictions, and basically more of everything, though some former officials are cautioning that the one thing that seems not to be coming with it is an escalation of planning for what to do after the fighting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; unless there is a unified and coherent US military strategy for these troop escalations, just throwing more troops at the situations in these countries will not help.

Mar 30 10:21

US Generals Warn of More Civilian Casualties to Come in Mosul Invasion

The Pentagon is rather quickly transitioning its narrative on the large number of civilians US airstrikes have killed in Mosul this month, with blanket denials giving way to concessions that it was probable the US was responsible for the killings and now to outright defiance about that fact.

Official comments from top generals, including Gen. Joseph Votel, appear to have moved totally beyond the question of the large number already killed, and are focusing their comments today on the many civilians the US will kill in the days to come, with Votel insisting the US “will try” to avoid endangering civilians with airstrikes, but that it is becoming “more and more difficult” during fighting in densely populated Mosul.

Officials are saying that the soaring death toll was “to be expected” as fighting advanced into the Old City, and no longer appear to be focused on denying any of the killings so much as insisting that killing civilians was a natural consequence of bombing the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: as long as the US military objectives in Mosul are achieved, the Pentagon doesn't give a rat's anus as to how many civilians are killed.

Mar 30 10:20

Second Foundation: Empire Crumbling

In addition to the absolutely quantifiable reasons why the American Empire will collapse, there are demographic, cultural, and societal trends which will contribute dramatically to the fall. The rapidly aging populace, with 10,000 Americans per day turning 65 years old, is the driving force towards national bankruptcy, as this inexorable demographic tsunami sweeps over the fraying fabric of welfare state promises. The onslaught of illegal immigrants and purposeful execution of a plan by the effete liberal elite to weaken our common American culture through the insertion of Muslim refugees into our communities is undermining the shared values which built the country. The immigrants who built this country assimilated, learned the language, worked hard and adopted our common culture. The hordes invading America at this time hate our values and refuse to assimilate. This Soros-funded effort to create diversity havoc throughout the world is part of the globalization one world order plan.

Mar 30 10:07

DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime

A new government watchdog report finds the DEA grabs cash just for the sake of grabbing cash, raising civil liberties concerns.

Mar 30 09:58

Top U.S. Commander: Iran’s Heightened Threat Since Nuclear Deal May Require Military Action

YUP! Trump is a big idiot!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. needs to consider military action to disrupt Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, which have intensified since the Islamic Republic signed a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, a top American commander warned American lawmakers.

Mar 30 09:54

Trump on Freedom Caucus: 'We must fight them'

Trump is a political idiot!

Donald J. Trump
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@realDonaldTrump

The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!

6:07 AM - 30 Mar 2017 Later Thursday, Freedom Caucus member Rep. Justin Amash returned fire in the Republican civil war:

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump. No shame, Mr. President. Almost everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment," Amash wrote.

Mar 30 09:17

Democratic Rep: I Bought Underwear On The Internet Last Week

Mar 30 09:05

How many NSA spy hubs are scooping up your Internet data?

Not that knowing NSA's sigint locations will actually help you much...

Mar 30 08:44

12 SIGNS THAT AMERICA HAS BECOME A POLITICALLY-CORRECT MADHOUSE

What in the world has happened to the United States? We are rapidly getting to the point where political correctness is in danger of becoming our national religion. Of course most people would not even call it a “religion”, but for most Americans this unwritten set of rules shapes everything that they think, do and say. Many had been hoping that the spell of political correctness would be broken by the election of Donald Trump, but that obviously has not happened. The forces of political correctness still have a stranglehold on our education system, on all forms of entertainment, on our legal system, and on most of the politicians in both political parties.
The unwritten rules of political correctness are shifting and changing all the time, and if you don’t keep up with them the penalties can be extremely severe.

If you do or say the wrong thing at the wrong time, you could lose your friends, you could lose your job, and you could potentially even lose your reputation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the truth, backed up by hard evidence, becomes "politically incorrect", you are compelled to understand that the society which allows this to happen is headed down a very dark and slippery slope.

Mike and I have been battling against this well over 20 years now, ever since he not only lost his job as a visual effects artist, by asking some politically incorrect questions about the alleged "suicide" of Vince Foster, but also every CGI house in Greater Los Angeles was told that every bit of work on his demo reel was stolen, and none of it originally his.

What the Clintonistas did not factor into their calculus, was that I would stay the course with this man, because I understood precisely the level, and scope, of the evil which had been done to him and his professional reputation, and wanted to see it righted.

We have lost "friends" because of the continued geopolitical fight, and Mike's computer continues to get hacked numerous times each day; but we can live with that, understanding that old World War 2 meme; "if you're catching flack, you're over the target!!"

And this coming May, I am very happy to report, Mike and I will be celebrating the 25th anniversary...of the day we met! :-)

Mar 30 08:43

ZIONIST CREATED ANTI-SEMITISM

Freedom of speech and academic freedom are much cherished freedoms and must also be applicable to critics of politicians of the “Jewish State.” However, the relentless pro-Israel lobby thwarts this important right in Germany and in the world by using infamous and groundless accusations of anti-Semitism. We cannot and must not permit it!

Mar 30 08:34

New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending Classified Information through Unsecured Emails, Special Favors for Clinton Donors

Judicial Watch today released 1,184 pages of State Department records, including previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges, revealing additional instances of Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state.

The emails, were obtained in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a March 18 FOIA request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)). The lawsuit seeks:

All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“state.gov” email address.

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"RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!" -- ABCNNBBCBSFOX

Mar 30 07:54

Jim Rogers Warns Clueless Federal Reserve Will be the ‘Ruin of Us All’

The Fed doesn’t have any idea what it is doing, and this ineptness will be “the ruin of us all,” says Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund, and perhaps the most charming man in the financial world.

Mar 30 07:53

Deep State Challenges White House Security To Kill Trump

Globalists continue to hint toward a Donald Trump assassination

Mar 30 07:15

The End of Truth — Looking back on ‘The Road To Serfdom’ — Hayek Saw It All Coming Over 70 Years Ago

“The desire to force upon the people a creed which is regarded as salutary for them is, of course, not a thing that is new or peculiar to our time. New, however, is the argument by which many of our intellectuals try to justify such attempts.” -- The tragedy of collectivist thought is that, while it starts out to make reason supreme, it ends by destroying reason….” -- And as a reminder, this was written in 1944!

Mar 30 05:21

Taxing ’em Off the Road! Leftist hatred for older cars…

We just can’t tolerate people driving around in cars they can fix themselves, that are paid-for and which aren’t generating enough “revenue” for the government. They won’t put it in such honest language, of course. They never do....

Mar 30 04:58

The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate

This news presents Trump with an unwelcome but unavoidable choice: confront those who have kept him in the dark about such rogue activities or live fearfully in their shadow. (The latter was the path chosen by President Obama. Will Trump choose the road less traveled?)

Mar 29 18:40

Retired Texas Teachers “Very Fed Up” As Healthcare Costs Set To Triple

It seems President Trump was on to something when he said healthcare in America would "explode," if left alone. ABC reports that retired teachers in Texas are projected to pay double or triple their current premiums for healthcare beginning September 1.

Mar 29 17:09

YouTube Censorship: The Ugly Truth

Mar 29 15:52

Sweden Makes ‘Men’s Violence Against Women’ Compulsory Subject at University

Education about ‘men’s violence against women’ is to become a compulsory component of a range of university courses as part of Sweden’s national strategy for gender equality.

As part of the state-directed changes to higher education, students from a range of disciplines will be meeting with abused women and children during the course of their studies, the government announced on Friday.

Mar 29 15:49

EXCLUSIVE: Republican lobbyist says he has 'evidence' that 27-year-old DNC analyst Seth Rich was murdered after discovering Russian operatives had hacked the DNC and has asked Congress for investigation

By Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com 16:05 EDT 27 Feb 2017, updated 00:18 EDT 28 Feb 2017

A longtime GOP operative is asking Congress to investigate whether or not Russia is behind the murder of a young Democratic National Committee staffer.

Seth Rich, 27, was fatally shot in the back while walking home alone in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of D.C. in the early hours of July 10 last year. At the time of his death, he was working as a data analyst for the DNC.

Yesterday I thought: 'Next thing you know they'll blame the Russians and Thr Don for the death Seth Rich!'. Low and behold a quick search revealed they beat me to the punch!

Mar 29 15:14

MORE PC BS : Student grade docked for using ‘mankind’ instead of gender-neutral term…

WHAT A CROCK : “The issue goes beyond ‘political correctness,’ for my colleagues and I recognize that words help to create our reality, power dynamics, and relationships among people,” she told the class. “You are welcome to make a statement about your politics, or conscience, or beliefs by using gender-specific language in your papers, and in many cases gender-specific language is called for, when you can discern with certainty the gender of the characters and author you’re discussing. However, I’ll still have to subtract a point or two for any kind of language that refers to all people as ‘mankind’ or readers as ‘him/he’, for the reasons I’ve outlined carefully above.”

Mar 29 12:52

The Overlapping Crises Are Coming, Regardless of Who’s in Power

Commentators seem to split into three camps: those who see Trump as a manifestation of smoldering social/economic ills, those who see Trump and his supporters as the cause of those ills, and those who see Trump as both manifestation and cause of those ills. I think this misses the point, which is the overlapping crises unfolding in this decade– diminishing returns on skyrocketing debts, the demographics of an aging populace, the erosion of the social contract and the profound disunity of political elites–will continue expanding and feeding on each other regardless of who is in power.

Mar 29 12:39

Death at Your Door: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics Rip a Hole in the Constitution

No, in the American police state, when you find yourself woken in the early hours by someone pounding on your door, smashing through your door, terrorizing your family, killing your pets, and shooting you if you dare to resist in any way, you don’t need to worry that it might be burglars out to rob and kill you: it’s just the police.

Mar 29 12:29

Colorado Takes Preemptive Action Against Impending Federal Marijuana Crackdown

It’s the boldest attempt yet by a U.S. marijuana state

Mar 29 12:16

‘Unintentional accident of war’? Pentagon says it ‘probably’ played role in 200+ Mosul deaths

The Pentagon has admitted that its air campaign in Mosul “probably had a role” in the mounting civilian death toll in Mosul, including the recent loss of dozens of lives under the rubble of a house that was allegedly booby-trapped by ISIS to maximize casualties.

Mounting evidence of an underreported civilian death toll in Mosul has recently been noted by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Both organizations have criticized the modus operandi of the US-led military campaign.

Hundreds of Mosul civilians killed by airstrikes were told not to flee by authorities – Amnesty

Entire families in Mosul are being killed by airstrikes in their own homes following repeated instructions from Iraqi authorities to stay inside, AI said this week. The NGO emphasized that the coalition forces must have known the strikes were likely to result in civilian deaths.

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Civilian deaths are of no consequence, as long as the military objective is ultimately achieved by the US government.

This very much reminds me of the comments made by the Papal Legate at the siege of Montsegur, against the Cathars.

Upon being informed that women and children were also with the besieged men holding out here, the Papal Legate gave the following order: "Kill them all; God will find his own."

Mar 29 12:10

EU ‘Ready to Intervene’ If Bosnia Violence Erupts

EU and NATO officials are warning against any new moves for secession by autonomous regions within Bosnia, with the EU in particular insisting that they are ready to intervene rapidly if such secessionist ambitions lead to violence in the nation.

The Republika Srpska government, ruling the ethnic Serb-dominated region, has been warning the central Bosnian government against moves against their autonomy, saying that they intend to organize a secession referendum as soon as 2018.

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Apparently, the EU and NATO are ready to go in to this region, guns blazing, should they DARE to have a referendum on secession.

Whatever, please, happened to the concept of "peaceful self determination"?!? Is that not applicable when such a concept is NOT to the liking of the EU and NATO?!?

Apparently, not!!

Mar 29 11:39

Judge Napolitano Returns On Fox News, Stands By Claim Brits Spied On Trump

Fox News' legal analyst Andrew "Judge" Napolitano returned to the air on Wednesday morning, nine days after the network benched him when President Donald Trump cited the Fox talking head as the source of claims that Barack Obama used British intelligence to wiretap him. Napolitano refused to change his story saying he stood by his claim about spying on President Donald Trump that got him benched by the network on March 21 for an indefinite period.

Mar 29 09:09

MISSION CREEP: GOOGLE HOME DEVICE COULD ALLOW GOVERNMENT TO LISTEN IN ON PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS

A professor at the University of Texas thinks that “mission creep” could one day lead to the government listening in on private conversations in people’s homes via the new Google Home device.

Google Home is a newly launched wi-fi connected “smart speaker” that responds to voice commands with relevant information via a virtual speaking assistant. The device is a rival to Amazon Echo, which performs many of the same functions.

According to Dr. Philip Doty, associate dean of the School of Information at the University of Texas, privacy advocates are right to be concerned, especially in light of revelations that the CIA allegedly hacked Samsung Smart TVs to record private conversations.

“We now have a third party presence which not only can listen to us but can record us and share that information with retail giants, with third party information brokers and potentially with government,” Professor Doty told KXAN.

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the answer is simple; just don't buy the unit, or anything like it, and let these devices become the Edsels of the 21st century!!

Mar 29 09:04

THE SURVEILLANCE STATE BEHIND RUSSIA-GATE

Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy – and further befogged by politics – it appears House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was informed last week about invasive electronic surveillance of senior U.S. government officials and, in turn, passed that information onto President Trump.

This news presents Trump with an unwelcome but unavoidable choice: confront those who have kept him in the dark about such rogue activities or live fearfully in their shadow. (The latter was the path chosen by President Obama. Will Trump choose the road less traveled?)

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The American Deep State wants to get President Trump out of office, and by any means necessary, because he is the absolute "stumbling block" to their agenda, which is to keep things precisely the way they are; increase wealth inequality; embrace globalism; and pursue even more wars of conquest, no matter the cost in blood and money.

Unfortunately, President Trump is by no means "out of the woods", in terms of being set up for some kind of epic fail in his presidency, which would be the "excuse" for taking his presidency down, while keeping up the facade that everything is perfectly normal, and the "allegedly routine" transfer of power happens with now Vice-President Pence becomes a done deal without much fuss on the part of the American public.

Mar 29 08:53

THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR NATION INTO A SURVEILLANCE STATE IS ALMOST COMPLETE

The headlines are awash with the recent tensions with North Korea, and most are focused intently upon this act of the play that has been running hot for several years, now. Akin to the proverbial frog in cold water, however, we are not paying as much attention to the surveillance state that is continuing to wrap its tentacles around us. Eurasia is our ally, Eastasia is our enemy…and nobody notices that the chocolate ration has been diminished. While everyone focuses on what is reported in the headline news, everybody misses what is happening right before their eyes.

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There are moments when I wish to heaven that Mike and I could immigrate to somewhere normal; unfortunately, at our age, and with our finances, that option will remain impossible for us.

Mar 29 08:44

DUI CHECKPOINTS NOW INCLUDE MOUTH SWABS THAT CAN TELL IF YOU SMOKED POT DAYS AGO

San Diego, CA – On St. Patrick’s Day, California’s southernmost metropolis decided to debut a roadside test for those suspected of driving under the influence of cannabis. Several “sobriety checkpoints” were set up throughout the city with the standard invasions of privacy, but this time they added a mouth swab test known as the Drager 5000.

If a cop suspects a driver of being high, they request that he or she take the mouth swab test, and perhaps a field sobriety test as well. They’re trying to gather evidence to incriminate you, although the mouth swab test is not mandatory.

The Drager 5000, already in use in other countries and cities such as Los Angeles and New York, detects the presence of various substances, including THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. The problem is, this test has absolutely zero ability to test actual impairment or level of intoxication.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

And that thumpa-thumpa sound you are hearing, is that of George Orwell, turning over in his grave at warp speed!

Mar 29 08:40

DOT CREATING A NATIONWIDE SPYING DATABASE OF EVERYONE'S CELL PHONES, BLUETOOTH DEVICES AND LICENSE PLATES

A recent article in the Marin Independent Journal, reveals how Transportation Authorities (DOT's) across the country, are secretly spying on everyone's cellphones, GPS devices and Bluetooth devices. They claim spying is cheaper than other alternatives..

A new study using data collected from mobile devices, details the increasing flow of vehicles into Marin from the East Bay and San Francisco. The DOT claims that "only mobile signals are tracked, not the user’s identity."

Don't believe it.

Spying on motorists electronic devices is cheaper

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) also claims that spying on everyone's cell phones, Bluetooth connected devices and license plates is cheaper than mail surveys.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In an obvious, frontal assault on the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which prevents unreasonable search and seizure against the US's citizens, this approach will NOT keep the American people safe from harm's way.

This creates "data overload", where information cannot be useful, because there is just too much of it to make any sense, and the baddies have already encrypted their communications to the point where the US government's "alphabet soup" cannot decrypt it.

Mar 28 15:14

Group sues for answers over government laptop, cellphone searches

Following a massive uptick in the number of cellphone and laptop searches conducted at U.S. border checkpoints, a public interest group is suing the government for answers. Earlier this month, reports surfaced revealing that the number of times Customs and Border Protection agents searched electronic devices jumped exponentially over the past couple of years.

Mar 28 14:03

Twitter Censors Search Terms, Offers No Transparency and Mixed Results

Twitter has upped its censorship game and is now blocking certain terms from showing up on the platform’s built-in search engine. The added filters are part of the company’s plans to reduce harassment on the service. Some of these filters were deployed earlier this month when users were given the option to mute certain types of accounts.

Mar 28 13:29

War in This Mideast Country is 'Becoming a PR Disaster for Saudi Arabia, US

The bloody war in Yemen is turning out to be a PR disaster for Saudi Arabia and the US. Furthermore, the Trump administration considers providing more military support for the Saudi-led coalition. Radio Sputnik spoke with Dr. Christopher Davidson, associate professor in Middle East politics at Durham University.

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The US government is complicit in Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen which include:

The killing and maiming for life of Yemeni children

Images of wounded and murdered children from Saudi war strikes

The starving of Yemeni children to the point of death by malnutrition by blockading their ports:

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition, courtesy of Saudi Arabia's blocking Yemen's ports

And the massive spike in deformities because children are being poisoned in the womb through the Saudi use of depleted uranium in Yemen:

Video: Saudi soldiers using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

I am disgusted by the actions of my government in this matter, and its partnership with Saudi Arabia in these war crimes.

But the only thing I can do, as a Christian Pacifist Activist and Witness, is to document these horrors until these horrors stop.

Mar 28 13:12

The Political Parties Are An Illusion Designed To “Relegate The Governed To A Position Barely Above That Of Cattle”

The political parties are an illusion, but there is one thing that is not illusory: the absolute desire of government to rule without the consent of the governed and to relegate the governed to a position barely above that of cattle. The President needs to take the gloves off and throw the Marquis of Queensbury rules aside in order to win. We the People need to help him do it. If not, we’re going to lose this country even before the next presidential election and fall into the hands of the globalists. Should that happen, all our freedoms will die, and so will we as a nation. The time to act is now, and the responsibility to act is ours.

Mar 28 12:02

Forget ObamaCare, RyanCare, and Any Future ReformoCare

As with many another complex, opaque systems in the U.S., only those toiling in the murky depths of the healthcare system know just how broken the entire system is. Only those dealing daily with the perverse incentives, the Kafkaesque procedures, the endlessly negative unintended consequences, the soul-deadening paper-shuffling, the myriad forms of fraud, the recalcitrant patients who don’t follow recommendations but demand to be magically returned to health anyway, and of course the hopelessness of the financial future of a system with runaway costs, a rapidly aging populace and profiteering cartels focused on maintaining their rackets regardless of the cost to the nation or the health of its people.

Mar 28 11:59

You will never hear these truths discussed in the mainstream

Unfortunately, our society is in a period of transition in which the public is skeptical of mainstream media influences, but still pays attention to them. While people are rapidly abandoning these “news sources” for more independent fair, this may be too little too late. As I have outlined above, there are numerous questions which are never asked; numerous solutions that are never presented. The majority remains oblivious to true options and true actions. They remain oblivious to certain truths. The mainstream may have already done all the damage it can do. All that is left is for alternative analysts to pick up the pieces, ask the right questions, fight for the right causes and see if we can salvage this mess in time.

Mar 28 10:28

Baltimore Mayor's Veto of $15/Hr Bill Shows Corporate Wing of Democrats Alive and Well

Labor reporter Mike Elk discusses the potential backlash faced by Maryland Democrats as well as the significance of the Mississippi Nissan workers struggle

Mar 28 10:19

Cheney: Russian Cyberattack On Election Could Be Viewed As ‘Act Of War’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a speech that there’s “no question” Russia attempted to manipulate the U.S. presidential election and that many would consider that “an act of war.”

George W. Bush’s former No. 2 explained Monday at The Economic Times’ Global Business Summit in New Delhi that he thinks the “major concern” now facing America is national security. Cheney pointed to Russia’s “cyber warfare, a cyberattack on the United States — the fact that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] took his capabilities in the cyber area and used it to try to influence our election.”

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Vice-President Cheney, a word please; given that you lied outright, through your teeth, to "sell" the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the American people, what in the name of heaven (or hell) makes you think you have any credibility whatsoever, with this baseless charge?!?

The short answer is, none, sir.

Please go back to that dark, airless cave from which you emerged to make this speech, never to lie to the American people again.

Mar 28 10:10

AIPAC IS BACK IN TOWN!

Spring in Washington would not be complete without the city’s famous cherry blossoms and the annual “Policy Conference” meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The 15,000 plus participants began arriving on Sunday and will be here at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center until tomorrow morning, at which point many of them will descend on Congress like a swarm of ravenous locusts to make sure that our Solons on the Potomac are doing what is right by Israel.

AIPAC is the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington. It’s annual budget exceeds $77 million plus it has an endowment of $100 million. It has nearly 400 employees and also supports local chapters and initiatives throughout the United States.

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But this year, something is different; a smell of change in the air, which I hope grows. As reported yesterday by presstv.com:

Americans hold protest in Washington against Zionist lobby

And to those Jewish Americans/peace activists who protested peacefully: bravo, well done!!

Mar 28 09:53

AFTER DRAMATIC OBAMACARE FAILURE, TRUMP NOW FACES A LOOMING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PREVENT

If you thought that the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next. The continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires on April 28th, and if a new funding agreement is not reached prior to that time, there will be a government shutdown like we witnessed in 2013 starting on April 29th. Unfortunately, as I will explain below, if a government shutdown happens it may go for a lot longer than just a couple of weeks this time around.
April 28th may sound like it is quite some time away, but because the congressional calendar has so many “holes” in it, there is actually not very much time for Congress to act.

If you can believe it, there are only 12 “legislative days” between now and April 28th, and if something is not done on one of those 12 days the government will shut down on April 29th.

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This is truly one of the most dysfunctional moments in American government I have ever witnessed; and in light of the fact that I turn 68 in a couple of months, I have seen a lot of these!!

Mar 28 09:48

U.S. TO SEND HUNDREDS OF PARATROOPERS INTO MOSUL

On Sunday, reports began emerging that the Pentagon was intending to send more combat troops into western Mosul, the latest in a long line of escalations of US military involvement in the battle over Mosul, with an eye toward getting Iraq’s stalled offensive back on track.

Yesterday, the Military Times finally got the specifics of the deployment, with officials saying that two infantry companies and a route-clearance platoon will be sent to Mosul, paratroopers numbers somewhere around 300 fighters, which will officially be labeled an “advise and assist” operation.

And a “temporary” deployment. Officials have labeled thousands of the ground troops in Iraq as “temporary” to avoid putting them in the official count of how many US troops are deployed to Iraq, even though in this case, as in so many others, there is no specific deadline for ending the deployment.

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Translation; this is an open-ended deployment which may last well after Mosul is retaken by the Iraqi government, and we have not a clue as to how many are actually being deployed, or where they might be deployed post-Mosul.

Mar 28 09:40

GOVERNMENT MANDATORY HEALTH CARE IS STILL TYRANNY

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that pulling the GOP leadership's bill to overhaul the US healthcare system from the House floor meant Obamacare would remain "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future.

Government Mandatory Health Care Is Still Tyranny

The failure of the GOP to repeal Obamacare proves once again that the establishment power structure maintains their grip on political policy. The incompetence of Paul Ryan is more closely described as a propensity to be a faithful stooge for the corporatist agenda. It is because of this assessment, which reflects the current state of conduct where nothing ever changes or actually improves society that keeps the malevolent system in place. Regretfully, Big Government is now the GOP Platform.

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What our readers, and listeners, need to do, is to educate themselves about nutrition and exercise, which sounds really basic, but there is absolutely a lot to learn, that your doctors won't tell you, because they are not profitable if you learn to keep yourself as well as possible; it is just that simple.

For example, has any doctor you have ever visited mentioned that turmeric appears to stop and slow the rate of cancer growth in the human body?!?

Turmeric's medicinal properties

Turmeric

Potent Spice Works To Block Growth Of Melanoma In Lab Test

Thought not.

And please, about diet; eat as organically as humanly possible. Yes, I know it will cost more; but isn't a long-term investment in your wellness worth it?!?

Mar 28 09:30

THE OVERLAPPING CRISES ARE COMING, REGARDLESS OF WHO'S IN POWER

No leader can reverse the dynamics of mutually reinforcing crises.

Commentators seem split into three camps: those who see Trump as a manifestation of smouldering social/economic ills, those who see Trump and his supporters as the cause of those ills, and those who see Trump as both manifestation and cause of those ills.

I think this misses the point, which is the overlapping crises unfolding in this decade-- diminishing returns on skyrocketing debts, the demographics of an aging populace, the erosion of the social contract and the profound disunity of political elites--will continue expanding and feeding on each other regardless of who is in power.

Historical analysis seems to swing between the "Big Man/Woman" narrative that views individuals as the drivers of history, and the "Big Forces/it's all economics" narrative that sees individual leaders as secondary to the broad sweep of forces beyond the control of any individual or group.

Mar 28 08:41

This Map Will Show If Your Web Traffic Passes Through an NSA Listening Post

IXmaps wants to “make visible the secret, dangerous, often illegal forms of surveillance that are increasingly becoming part of everyday life.”

Internet data pinballs across national borders, and for Canadians this means potentially exposing it to eavesdropping by US-based corporations and the National Security Agency.

Now, an interactive mapping tool named Internet Exchange Mapping (IXmaps), re-launched for public use today, will show you how—and how easily—you data can be spied on by tracing the oftentimes byzantine routes data takes when traversing the internet.

Mar 28 08:39

‘TREATED LIKE DOGS’: MOM SLAMS ‘POWER TRIPPING TSA’ OVER PAT DOWN (VIDEO)

A US mother says her family were “treated like dogs” and “deliberately” kept from their flight by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport security, who carried out a pat down screening on her child.

Jennifer Williamson’s angry Facebook post said her family had “been through hell” after her son Aaron - who suffers from a neurological disorder - was pulled aside by agents from the Transportation Security Administration and subjected to a security screening.

Williamson said TSA agents delayed the boy for over an hour, thus missing their flight and being re-routed.

“We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for well over an hour at DFW,” she posted. “We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules. He has SPD and I didn’t want my child given a pat down like this.”

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I have been patted down in such a manner flying from Kauai back to Oahu, and it was all I could do to just hold my tongue, and not scream obscenities at the wretched individual doing the pat down.

I kept saying to myself, almost like a mantra, "Remember, Claire; this is a woman pathologically incapable of getting a job at a fast food place; that is why she wound up as a TSA agent!!"

Mar 28 08:35

Mother films 'horrifying' pat-down of her disabled teenage son by 'power tripping TSA agent who left him traumatized for several hours'

A furious mom has blasted the TSA officers who she says gave her disabled son an 'unnecessary' and 'horrifying' pat-down in a Dallas airport on Sunday.

Jennifer Williamson says that her son Aaron, who has sensory processing disorder, was detained for more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport despite not setting off the metal detector.

And although she asked the TSA agent not to perform a pat-down, saying it would upset the boy, the agent went through with it anyway.

Mar 28 08:35

Don’t Expect To Live Much Longer — US Navy Prepares Decapitating Attack Against Russia

As history teaches, an arms race will never make anybody victorious. Nobody gains, everybody loses. It took a series of risky crises, like the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and several cycles of an extremely costly arms race to realize how dangerous the nuclear threat is. The history of arms control reveals the wisdom of Soviet (Russian) and US leaders finding ways to cap their arsenals even in the heat of the Cold War. Now all the efforts applied in the past may go down the drain as the US is going back to the once tried policy of seeking nuclear dominance. Now it starts again at the time the whole system of arms control is on the brink of collapse. The tide must be turned. Nuclear arms control treaties should have become a top priority of the bilateral relationship.

Mar 28 07:54

The Evil of Political Correctness

I believe I first heard the term “political correctness” used on a Saturday Night Live show back in about 1980. And I thought it was just a joke—like most of the things on SNL. But it turned out to be a real thing, and it’s been building momentum, for at least the last two generations. Where is it going to end? I’m not sure, but it’s just one more termite eating away at the foundations of Western civilization itself. People that go along with this stuff aren’t just crazy. They’re actually evil. They’re the same types who rallied around Robespierre during the French revolution, Lenin during the Russian Revolution, Hitler in ‘30s Germany, and Mao in China. It’s a certain personality type.

Mar 28 07:42

Trump was wiretapped "a zillion times"And so were you

Computer expert Dennis Montgomery developed software programs that could breach secure computer systems and collect massive amounts of data.

That system, THE HAMMER, according to the audio tapes, accessed the phone calls, emails and bank accounts of millions of ordinary Americans.

The tapes also reveal that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, 156 other judges, members of Congress, and Donald J. Trump were targeted by the HAMMER.

One of the audio tapes made public by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow revealed that Brennan and Clapper particularly targeted and wiretapped Donald Trump a “zillion times.”

Mar 28 07:27

New Law Means You Could be the Subject of a Vaccine or Medication Experiment Without Your Informed Consent

A new law quietly passed last December contains a waiver of informed consent that eliminates the requirement of pharmaceutical companies to let you know if a medication or vaccine given to you or your child is experimental. -- Wow. One last Christmas surprise from President Obama.

Mar 28 07:15

What Are the Republicans Waiting for? Nothing, and here’s why…. They’re thieves and liars like the Dems!

We have a bloated, invasive, intrusive, destructive monstrosity called the U.S. federal government that is out of control. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a welfare state that LBJ could only have dreamed of. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a national debt approaching $20 trillion. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? We have a federal budget of $4 trillion. When are the Republicans going to do something about it? The Constitution is violated on a daily basis. When are the Republicans going to do something about it?

Mar 28 04:28

Concealed Weapon Detection System Being Implemented For The First Time. Coming To A Neighborhood Near You?

I envision a lot of law-abiding citizens being approached by security and then being asked to leave the property, simply for concealing their legal firearm. Alternatively, they could be asked to leave their firearm in their car, opening it up to theft. Or, as many casinos have, they will let visitors store their firearm in a safe deposit box on property. Lots of good it’ll do, though, if you need it.

Mar 28 04:04

Report: FBI’s Facial Recognition Database Is ‘Out of Control’

“Approximately half of adult Americans’ photographs are stored in facial recognition databases that can be accessed by the FBI, without their knowledge or consent, in the hunt for suspected criminals,” reported The Guardian on Monday. -- “About 80% of photos in the FBI’s network are non-criminal entries, including pictures from driver’s licenses and passports.

Mar 28 03:50

Digital Spies in Your Home (Not Mine)

I have no need to control my appliances by voice command. I have no need to monitor them. I am not going to pay for the privilege of having government agencies and private companies invade my home and record my activities. I suggest you adopt the same attitude.

Mar 27 19:07

2-minute video: Hawaii's government overthrown by US rogue state empire for military dominance, profit. Cultural devastation is all 'We the People' will ever ever ever have until .01% arrests for lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.

JuiceMedia's sharp 2-minute history of US government overthrow:

IodProductions90's 2-minute video: US imperialism 1800 - 1900:

The US overthrew the Hawaiian government in 1893 and then annexed the territory against Hawaiian will in 1898. This was in clear violation of treaty, admitted as an unlawful war by US President Cleveland in 1893, and that the “provisional government” created by US oligarchs was both wrong and racist:

Mar 27 16:37

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up $16,748,620,000—or about 3.2 percent--from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

Mar 27 15:22

Twitter Temporarily Censored Drudge Report Tweets Behind ‘Sensitive Content’ Filter

Earlier today, users on Twitter reported that tweets from the official account of the Drudge Report were being hidden from users behind a “sensitive content” filter.

A screenshot published on the British news site Westmonster revealed the filtering of the Drudge Report, one of the largest and highest-profile conservative sites on the web.

Mar 27 15:13

Soros-Funded Group Gave $50K to Radical Group Antifa Who Provoked Berkeley Riot

The Alliance for Global Justice is funded by a Soros-backed charity called the Tides Foundation, who gave $50,000 to help fund a radical-left group called “Antifa,” who used extreme violence to shut down the event at UC Berkeley featuring Milo Yiannopoulos.

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