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Feb 05 08:57

Tails-Privacy for anyone anywhere

Operating system on a flash drive. It will get you around most blocking!

Feb 05 08:55

The best free VPN 2017

Free VPNs

There are various reasons for wanting to use free VPN (virtual private network) software, but the two main ones are to hide who you are, or to hide where you are. Why might you want to do either of these things? Depending on what you're up to online, it is entirely possible that you do not want your online activities to be traceable – particularly in parts of the world where internet surveillance is a serious issue.

As for wanting to disguise where you are, this has the advantage of opening up websites that might otherwise be inaccessible. There are a large number of websites – using video or television sites – that use geo-locking to try to block visitors from certain countries, and free VPN software can be used to get around these restrictions. It can also be used to bypass site block put in place by governments and ISPs, and secure your wireless connection.

Feb 05 08:53

Free VPN: Best free VPN services 2017 UK

The free CyberGhost service is subsidised by the Premium customers, according to CyberGhost. The company has servers in the UK and the USA plus many European countries stretching east to as far as Russia and Ukraine.

The free service offers access to 14 countries, while the Premium and Premium Plus ones allow users to choose from a range of 24 countries. CyberGhost assures us that it doesn't limit bandwidth for free users.

There are some ways in which you’re disadvantaged with the free product. When you are connected, you’ll be logged out after three hours of browsing, for instance, although you can always try to login again immediately.

Feb 05 08:48

TunnelBear VPN

Does not log user activity.

Feb 05 08:45

Opera browser for Windows, Mac and Linux

Opera comes with a good unlimited free vpn service.Works most of the time.Sometimes even tor doesn't get me to WRH. With tor and several free vpn services you can get around the children.

Feb 05 08:42

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Feb 05 07:47

3-minute video: Trump, US rogue state imperialists escalate lies for war on Iran. US military & public: either demand .01% arrests for ongoing illegal Wars of Aggression or be used as sub-human minions & work animals always ‘Hoping for change’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple’s sharp three minutes:

Documentation of recent US actions and rhetoric for more lie-started and illegal war on Iran:

US Secretary of Defense calls Iran “single biggest state sponsor of terrorism” despite the US initiating over 200 illegal military armed attacks around the world since WW2, with war and poverty-murders totally ~400 million in just the last 20 years. The US population is a little over 300 million.

White House Press Secretary lying to the world’s media that Iran attacked the US Navy to initiate war. The actual facts include US armed attacks on Yemen backing Saudi attacks followed by a Yemen-supporting group attacking a Saudi naval vessel.

Trump’s National Security Advisor put “Iran on notice” in ongoing war rhetoric despite Iran violating no law, and as documented below, constant US and Israel violations that have killed over a million Iranians.

Feb 05 00:11

Tor Browser Downloads

I use this to get around the children.

Feb 05 00:07

The Best VPN Services of 2017

As consumers, we expect our computer hardware and software to keep us safe. The problem is, we all too often use our computers in risky ways. Connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, for example, is a commonplace practice, but these are also excellent avenues for attackers to seize your personal information. Enter virtual private networks, or VPNs. These services use simple software to secure your Internet connection and give you greater control of how you appear online. You can even use them to stream Netflix from other countries. While you might never have heard of VPN services, they are valuable tools that everyone should have at their disposal, as we'll explain.

Feb 04 21:09

Dark Secrets of the Rockefeller Family

Feb 04 10:55

‘US interventions a reason for migrant crisis, US should share burden’ – Austrian Chancellor

The Austrian Chancellor hit the nail on the head. The US government and the American people are solely responsible for the mass of Muslim refugees invading Europe and the US.
You were elected to stop the wars Trump not continue the atrocities that drive these people out of their homes and countries. Stop the damn illegal,unconstitutional wars!

The US shares responsibility for the ongoing migrant crisis, according to Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. Speaking on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta, he stated that American “interventions” are in part to blame for the refugee flows.

“There is no doubt that America shares responsibility for the refugee flows by the way how it intervened militarily,” Kern said on Saturday, as cited by AFP.

“It’s unacceptable for the international community if America wants to avoid responsibility.

Feb 04 08:50

Prescription euthanasia: Elderly being killed off by antipsychotic drugs… is it on purpose?

Older individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease are often prescribed antipsychotic drugs. This controversial practice has been frowned upon for many years. New research has now found that the use of these drugs in Alzheimer’s patients substantially increases their risk of mortality — which begs the question: is this risky practice being conducted with malicious intentions?

Feb 03 18:47

This Hitler Nonsense . . . .

I am not an expert on Hitler. But my father is.

He toured post-war Germany extensively in 1957 and ’58 as a child performer. And he often recounts the stories. He befriended teenage Lebensborn children (if you don’t know what Lebensborn children are …well …before you post anymore about Hitler you should read about them). He visited an SS widow and got a peek at her husband’s uniform and Luger (that he’d committed suicide with), she had stored in an old trunk, in the attic.

The thing my father and I have often discussed, through the years, is the eye-rolling art of comparing American presidents to Hitler. It is such an absurdity we find it amusing …and frustrating. It’s often just a punch line. Like the Soup Nazi wasn’t really a Nazi. He was just mean. The Nazi part made it funny. You know …over-the-top. Like “grammar Nazi” or “spelling Nazi.” Nobody is really a “Nazi.” It’s our representation of something we consider jarring, strident, intractable and inhumane.

Feb 03 18:44

Scott Adams: Berkeley and Hitler

Speaking of Hitler, I’m ending my support of UC Berkeley, where I got my MBA years ago. I have been a big supporter lately, with both my time and money, but that ends today. I wish them well, but I wouldn’t feel safe or welcome on the campus. A Berkeley professor made that clear to me recently. He seems smart, so I’ll take his word for it.

Feb 03 13:19

The US may have to consider firing on Iranian boats after latest Houthi attack

This is complete insanity. This will start a war! I didn't vote for this!

But according to Brennan, the US may not allow hostile, unresponsive ships to get so close to Navy vessels after a force associated with Iran used suicide boats to kill two Saudi sailors.

"The overarching duty of self-defense mandates revision of the ROE to provide a sufficient 'bubble' to prevent the risk of a suicide attack, particularly from swarming boats," Brennan said in an email to Business Insider.

Feb 03 12:59

Palestinians sue Trump adviser, Netanyahu for terrorism and Kushner Foundation

The Palestinians are suing Trump's son-in-laws family foundation. Talk about conflict of interest. This guy is going south at warp speed!

Their lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, alleges a money laundering scheme that involves the US defendants raising charitable donations to send to Israeli government leaders.

Based on the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Alien Torts Statute, the complaint alleges that the Israeli officials use the money to fund settlements and violent extremism in the occupied West Bank, which the complaint identifies as “international terrorism.”

The lawsuit also names the family foundation of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and now his adviser on the Middle East and Israel.

Feb 03 12:51

Trump Threatens to Punish Palestinians if They Sue Israel in ICC

The Haaretz newspaper on its website on Wednesday said that the U.S. president, Donald Trump has threatened to punish Palestinians if they sue Israel in the international criminal court.

According to Haaretz, officials said that the new right-wing U.S. administration will take “severe punitive measures” that will damage the position of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) if it goes to the ICC.

Haaretz pointed out that the administration would cut the aids to the PLO and close down the offices of the PLO in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact this report is actually true, heaven help the Trump Administration as being seen by ANY country in the Middle East as an "honest broker" of peace, ever again!!

Feb 03 12:03

New UN Ambassador Threatens Russia Over Ukraine Violence, Demands ‘Return of Crimea’

But today marks an own-goal hat trick! Today, President Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley used her first appearance before the UN Security Council to condemn Russia for the renewed violence in eastern Ukraine.

Haley told the Security Council:

I consider it unfortunate that the occasion of my first appearance is one in which I must condemn the aggressive actions of Russia. It is unfortunate because it is a replay of too many instances over many years in which United States representatives have had to do that.

What were the “aggressive actions of Russia”? She did not say. Does she accuse Russia of another “invasion” of Ukraine, as Obama’s mouthpieces endlessly claimed without proof? What exactly did she mean?

But it got even stranger.

Haley went on to tell the Council that US sanctions on Russia would not be lifted until Crimea is returned to Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Ambassador Haley; your narrative could not possibly be more ham-fistedly, pig-headedly far from the truth.

The world, and your brother and sister Americans are recoiling at the hysterical idiocy of this premise, that Russia, in some way, "annexed" Ukraine.

It would actually be funny, if it weren't so deadly serious, in terms of such a statement being a potential prelude to a war against Russia.

And I can firmly assure you, Ambassador Haley, that neither Americans or the world have SMD (selective memory disorder) as to why Crimea had the referendum to decide whether to stay with Ukraine, post-putsch, or join the Russian Federation.

Let me take you back to the events of 2014, when the US/IMF/EU/NATO initiated a coup in Kiev, during which the more Russian-centric Yanukovich was thrown under proverbial bus, and Poroshenko, the pro-western puppet, was "installed" in an election more crooked than a dog's hind leg. Obama actually admitted this publicly:

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

And let me remind you, Madam Ambassador, of Victoria Nuland's very public "gloat" about how much the US had spent to regime change Kiev:

Regime Change in Kiev: Victoria Nuland Admits: US Has Invested $5 Billion In The Development of Ukrainian, "Democratic Institutions"

And sorry, Madam Ambassador, neither I, or the world, can unsee the video of that presentation.

When Crimean leadership understood that there was no more legitimate government in Kiev, they did to things.

First, in an honest, and free, referendum, it asked its people whether they wanted to stay with the US regime-changed government in Kiev, or join the Russian Federation. Overwhelmingly, the people of Crimea voted to petition Russia to join the Russian Federation.

95.7% of Crimeans in referendum voted to join Russia - preliminary results

There was no "annexation" of Crimea by Russia; the Crimean people, in an exercise of peaceful self-determination, as sanctioned by the UN charter (something with which you should, my dear, at least peripherally acquaint yourself), held a referendum, and decided to petition the Russian Federation to become a part of it, which it did.

Madam Secretary, I am simply an American citizen, with a deep respect for actual history, and the truth; and if in fact, I can put this together, using publicly available resources, why is your ultimatum to Russia at the UN so completely, utterly, fact-free?!?

This is the kind of threat which is a prelude to war; it is a war that neither the American people, nor the Russia people want at all.

But of course, that is of utterly no matter to the American Deep State, to which you have proven, through these utterances at the UN, to be your ultimate master.

Another very troubling evaluation of these moves comes to us from Steven Lendman, from global research.ca:

Trump's policy on Ukraine could lead to war with Russia, and it states, very honestly, that Haley's rhetoric sounds like Samantha Powers had never left the UN.

Feb 03 12:02

BUSTED: University of California Whines That Trump's Immigration Order "Is Contrary To The Values We Hold Dear" - Let's Examine Their 'Values'

Ten Chancellors comprising the University of California system along with the UC President have issued a dramatic press release regarding President Trump's Executive order on immigration. But more than silly, it is the height of hypocrisy- if you know anything about the UC system and UC Irvine in particular. They pretend to care about minorities and foreigners, touting what the refer to as "the values we hold dear as leaders of the University of California." But this it the school, UC Irvine, SEVEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK that attacked, persecuted, punished Muslim students, the 'Irvine 11' as the case became known- for daring to exercise their religious, ethnic and academic freedom, when they protested the Israeli Ambassador at a UC Irvine event.

Feb 03 11:35

US Defends Yemen Raid as Death Toll Rises

The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 against the home of a suspected al-Qaeda collaborator in Yemen is facing mounting criticism both domestically and internationally, as even the Pentagon concedes that there were civilians deaths in the attack, which ended up destroying nearly an entire village.

The same raid had reportedly been proposed to the Obama Administration and they deferred to Trump. The Pentagon was keen to do the raid on a moonless night to have the element of surprise, but the large US drone presence over the village tipped off the raid long before ground troops arrived and gave locals a chance to organize substantial resistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, killing innocent women and children is cool; hell, our compadres in this fight, the Saudi Military, do it every day!!" - official Trump White House Souse.

And I apologise for the horrifically graphic images I have chosen to accompany this story, but it is the design intent here, that once you see these, you cannot unsee them, to truly understand the magnitude of the moral evils of this horrific war against the Yemeni people.

Images: Yemeni children killed or wounded by Saudi bombing raids

It deeply concerns me that the US government has been a proud partner in war crimes, from the moment it decided to aid and abet Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and into President Trump's presidency.

And as a Christian Pacifist activist, who never advocates violence, throughout all of this, my job is to watch; witness; analyze; and get the facts as straight as I possibly can.

Feb 03 10:43

WHAT ‘PRICE’ WILL TRUMP DEMAND FOR REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT?

AUSTRALIA may find President Donald Trump will exact a hefty price for resettling refugees languishing on Naru and Manus — such as sending troops to Iraq.

The new “America First” US president says he is all about deal making and winning. Right now he’s not happy the Obama administration left him with a “dumb deal” to resettle refugees Australia offloaded to Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

Mr Turnbull, another businessman-turned political leader, will soon find out what the new president wants as quid pro quo, James Curran from the US Studies Centre told AAP.

“It may take the form of a battalion in Iraq or freedom-of-navigation patrols in the South China Sea,” he said

It would be extremely dangerous for Australia to be trading away key national security interests to shore up what in reality is a minor refugee deal, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American price, under President Trump, for accepting these refugees may well be geopolitically steep for Australia; Prime Minister Turnbull should have thought about the potential if Clinton did not win the election before he made the deal with then-President Obama.

Feb 03 10:40

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased his first casino interests when he acquired 93% of the shares in Resorts International. Resorts International has a sordid history which began in the early 1950’s when it evolved from a CIA and Mossad front company which had been established for the purpose of money laundering the profits from drug trafficking, gambling, and other illegal activities.

On October 30, 1978, The Spotlight newspaper reported that the principle investors of Resorts International were Meyer Lansky, Tibor Rosenbaum, William Mellon Hitchcock, David Rockefeller, and one Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Michael Collins Piper, in his book The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America has done an excellent job of describing the relationship between Donald Trump and Resorts International. The following excerpt sums up the relationship:

Feb 03 10:29

Trump Pals Around with George Soros

Not only has Trump funded open borders politicians like Schumer, Durbin, McCain, Graham and Menendez, but he’s also been bailed out by George Soros.

Trump actually spent Christmas Eve with George Soros in 2009, according to the New York Post. But hey, billionaires gotta stick together, you know? Nevermind that Soros is for a One World Order, an anti-Zionist and an anti-constitutional funder of all things unholy.

The funder of all things unholy also funded the Trump Tower in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune:
Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper, a key piece in perhaps the largest construction financing in the city's history, according to real estate sources and public documents.

Feb 03 10:27

U.S. Warns North Korea Of ‘Overwhelming’ Response If They Use Nukes

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if it chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured South Korea of steadfast U.S. support.

“Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at South Korea’s defense ministry, at the end of a two-day visit.

Mattis’ remarks come amid concern that North Korea could be readying to test a new ballistic missile, in what could be an early challenge for Trump’s administration.

North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy South Korea and its main ally, the United States, conducted more than 20 missile tests last year, as well as two nuclear tests, in defiance of U.N. resolutions and sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Sec-Def Mattis; sir, there is an entirely differently way to go about resolving this, rather than threatening war, which will almost inevitably result in war with China, with which, as you should know, the American military is woefully unprepared to cope.

It may well be useful if the US government and military drop its collective bellicosity, and work quietly, behind the scenes, with China, to get North Korea, South Korea, China and the US into negotiations about replacing the Armistice with a full-on peace treaty, guaranteeing trade and freedom of navigation in exchange for stopping their nuclear weapons development program.

And you're welcome for that idea, sir!! :-)

Feb 03 10:17

NEW CIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR BRIEFLY RAN BLACK SITE IN THAILAND WHERE DETAINEES WERE WATERBOARDED

Gina Haspel, who once was in charge of operating a CIA secret prison in Thailand where at least two detainees were waterboarded and tortured, was selected by CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the CIA’s deputy director.

Although Pompeo publicly pledged during his confirmation hearing to keep the CIA out of the “enhanced interrogation business,” Haspel’s appointment is an ominous development. It significantly increases the likelihood that the CIA will restore some torture techniques, which were banned by President Barack Obama.

“Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of agency experience to the job,” Pompeo declared. “She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her. We are fortunate that someone of her intellect, skill, and experience will be our Deputy Director. I know she will do an outstanding job, and I look forward to working with her closely in the years ahead.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gina Haspel is precisely the kind of operative the American Deep State loves; someone loyal to the financial agendas it decrees, and will do anything she deems necessary to accomplish those ends.

Anything, regardless of whether is either productive...or moral.

Ms. Haspel, as a Christian Pacifist Activist, and someone not terribly happy when her country commits war crimes through torture, I will be quietly watching...and witnessing.

Feb 03 10:09

THE U.S. PLAN TO TOPPLE ALL 7 COUNTRIES ON TRUMP’S REFUGEE BAN LIST

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

According to Reuters, Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would include a temporary refugee ban and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

The list is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. If those countries are starting to sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more I look at the first actions of the Trump presidency, the more I am terrifyingly convinced that the real winner of last November's election was the power-hungry, money mad, and deeply psychotic, American Deep State.

The hard, inescapable reality here is that the American Deep State is all about expropriating resources from countries to which it has no moral right; insuring those countries are run by US/Western-centric governments; and insuring that those resources are only sold for the US dollar.

The blood and money spent is of no consequence to those people running the American deep state, as long as their financial/geopolitical objectives are obtained.

And those American military killed or maimed for life in the process of achieving their financial goals?!? Merely collateral damage, for the sake of private corporate profit.

Of course, politicians cannot possibly say that to grieving families and friends of those killed or maimed; they are assured with such nostrums as "They died to protect this country and the American way of life."

No; these military died and were maimed for life to protect and enrich private corporate profit.

That is simply the bottom line here.

Feb 03 09:51

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARMING KURDISH FANATICS, TERRORISTS; U.S. AND RUSSIA FLOAT KURDISH AUTONOMY IN SYRIA

While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad as what was called for under Obama and Clinton, the new approach to Syria is concerning to say the least.

This is because mainstream news reports have revealed that the Trump administration is going ahead with a plan to arm Kurdish militants in Syria who are battling the Islamic State. Of course, these Kurdish fanatics are interesting in only one thing – independence and the creation of their own Kurdish state that eventually crosses the border of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. They are not interested so much in fighting terror since they have allied themselves with terrorists to achieve their own goals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment here, at velocity.

Are we looking at more "fake news" here, to attempt to sell US citizenry on the narrative that the US needs to be more thoroughly involved in a military solution to the many problems in the Middle East, rather than viable political solutions?!?

And I would politely like to remind President Trump, that doing the same thing, in precisely the same way, over and over, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the most classical definitions of insanity.

IF in fact these reports are true, it appears that both the Russian and US governments are hell-bent in balkanizing the Middle East, and bending it to their liking, and have made the decision that an independent Kurdistan will horrifically weaken the political ambitions of Syria; Turkey; Iran; and Iraq.

But what will be the cost in blood and money to make such a military adventure a "success"?!? And how long are the US and Russia committed to pursuing this dangerous game of regime change?!?

Were I a bookie in Vegas, I really would not bet against the resurrection of the draft in this United States right now, possibly coming at the end of President Trump's first year in office.

Feb 03 09:37

TRUMP TO SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDERS SCALING BACK FINANCIAL REGULATION

On Friday, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis. The order won't have any immediate impact. But it directs the Treasury secretary to consult with members of different regulatory agencies and the Financial Stability Oversight Council and report back on potential changes.

"There are quite a few things that we could do on Dodd-Frank ... that we think will have fairly immediate and dramatic impact," the official said, including personnel changes at regulatory agencies and additional executive orders.

Feb 03 09:30

POISON FRUIT

The Galindos wish they could have protected their daughter from whatever originally caused her troubles, which began in infancy, when she screamed incessantly. As she got older, Eva was slow to talk and make friends. Nine years ago, when her pediatrician diagnosed her with autism, he told the Galindos that nobody really knew why children developed such problems. And in some ways, that is still true; both the causes of these neurodevelopmental conditions and their increase among American children remain mysterious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The executives who signed off on the development of this poisonous chemical should be tried for promoting an environmental hazard to children, and jailed for the rest of their lives, and not in a club Fed.

That is the only way, in the US, that safety standards will be rigorously imposed, and this kind of developmental danger to children stopped.

Moral responsibility for the consequences of the actions of corporations must be enforced; otherwise, these chemical companies will kill us all for profit.

Feb 03 09:04

Bangladesh to relocate Rohingya refugees to remote island

Authorities in Bangladesh have controversially decided to encamp tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar at a remote offshore location.

A committee comprising state officials in the coastal districts of Bangladesh has been set up to direct authorities to help identify undocumented Myanmarese refugees and relocate them to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, media reported on Monday.

“The committee will assist transferring both registered and unregistered refugees from Myanmar to Thengar Char near Hatiya Island in Noakhali district,” according to an order issued by the Cabinet Division last week.

The order says all the refugees will be relocated to Hatiya Island and required to stay there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm sorry, but it appears that, according to Bangladeshi governmental officials, these Myanmarese refugees have not been marginalized enough, from their horrific treatment in Myanmar.

Where the hell is the conscience of these officials, that these refugees cannot possibly integrate with local Bangladeshi populations?!?!? Are these people supposed to be some kind of monsters?!?

And what about the kids?!? Will they ever get a chance to achieve an education to elevate their life condition, over and above the grinding poverty to which life in this camp condemns them?!?

Feb 03 08:44

SOMETHING SIMPLE

The biggest "question of importance" referred to in the most revealing quote above is:
WHO GETS TO CREATE MONEY FOR A NATION? ..... ITS GOVERNMENT, INTEREST FREE, OR PRIVATE BANKING CORPORATIONS, THAT "LEND" THE MONEY TO THOSE GOVERNMENTS WITH INTEREST ATTACHED.
AND BURY US ALL IN TOTALLY UNPAYABLE DEBT.

Feb 03 08:09

Donald Tusk orders EU leaders to make pledge to SERVE Brussels as project on brink

European Council president Donald Tusk is forcing the 27 member states, excluding the UK, to commit to “an ambitious vision” of “political consolidation” for the future.

EU leaders are meeting in Malta today, where prime minister Theresa May is expected to give an update on her plans for Brexit.

In a draft document circulated ahead of the summit, Mr Tusk acknowledges the “unprecedented external threats” facing Europe and is attempting to unite the bloc amid these pressures.

Feb 02 14:46

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased his first casino interests when he acquired 93% of the shares in Resorts International. Resorts International has a sordid history which began in the early 1950’s when it evolved from a CIA and Mossad front company which had been established for the purpose of money laundering the profits from drug trafficking, gambling, and other illegal activities.

On October 30, 1978, The Spotlight newspaper reported that the principle investors of Resorts International were Meyer Lansky, Tibor Rosenbaum, William Mellon Hitchcock, David Rockefeller, and one Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Feb 02 12:02

For hardline West Bank settlers, Jared Kushner's their man

For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the occupied West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

They regard Kushner, whose family's charitable foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to their settlement, as part of a diplomatic rebalancing after what they view as eight years of anti-Israel bias under the U.S. administration of Barack Obama.

"He will stand up for our interests. I suppose he will lean in our favor," said Avi Lavi, 46, who has lived in Bet El for more than 40 years. "He'll be fair, as opposed to Obama, whose policy leaned always towards the Arabs."

Feb 02 11:07

Sorry, libs, Orwell was talking about you

Here are some books on the top of Amazon’s best-seller list as of earlier this week.

After a week or so of the Trump presidency, our “progressive” friends are busy buying up copies of these books to help them explain America’s apparent descent into fascism.

I hate to disappoint our friends in advance, but if they read carefully they will see themselves not as the victims in these books, but as the oppressors – at least in the three classics among them.

(discover 4 of them and their main themes making the point brilliantly.)

Fascinating read- go to the article:

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/sorry-libs-orwell-was-talking-about-you/#Sh...

Feb 02 10:11

Mad Dog on the Prowl: the Blood-soaked Career of General James Mattis

By Gary G. Kohls, MD
“It is clear that Trump’s secretary of defense selection of Mattis, an unprosecuted war criminal, is yet another egregious act against justice and the rule of international law. Mattis was a high-level marine commander overseeing both sieges of Fallujah who then played an active role in making sure eight marines involved in a massacre walked away from any appropriate punishment.” – Dahr Jamail (http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38620-james-mattis-is-a-war-crimina...)Jamail wrote:

Feb 02 10:09

AMERICA'S FIXATION ON OVER-CRIMINALIZATION COSTS US $152 BILLION EVERY YEAR

Police State America's fixation on over-criminalization costs taxpayers $152 billion every year! According to a report by the Prison Policy Initiative nearly $81 billion goes to running the correctional system and all of the costs that families have to pay to support their incarcerated loved ones.

Feb 02 06:58

Justice Gorsuch Voted NOT To Give Immunity To Cop Who Arrested 7th Grader For Burping: "The Law Is An Ass; An Idiot"

This is a great story about President Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 49-year-old Neil Gorsuch. Last night we reported that Judge Andrew Napolitano said that he was 'ecstatic' about Trump's pick of Gorsuch for the USSC, that he has a healthy dose of Scalia-like skepticism of government. This story only proves that is the case and that unlike many so-called 'conservatives,' Gorsuch appears not to fall for the absurd police state.
In 2011, a gym teacher at Cleveland Middle School in Albuquerque NM, called the police on a 13-year-old 7th grader for burping in class. Officer Arthur Acosta arrested. patted down, handcuffed the kid and took him to juvenile hall without even notifying his parents. They later sued but the court gave the cop immunity. Judge Gorsuch disagreed, issuing a very strongly-worded dissent.

Feb 02 00:30

Trump Is Being Sabotaged by the Pentagon — Paul Craig Roberts

How is Trump going to normalize relations with Russia when the commander of US forces in Europe is threatening Russia with words and deeds?

The Pentagon has also sent armored vehicles to “moderate rebels” in Syria, according to Penagon spokesman Col. John Dorrian. Unable to prevent Russia and Syria from winning the war against ISIS, the Pentagon is busy at work derailing the peace negotiations.

The military/security complex is using its puppets-on-a-string in the House and Senate to generate renewed conflict with Iran and to continue threats against China.......

Feb 01 22:32

US Raid Destroyed Most of Yemen Village, FM Blasts ‘Extrajudicial Killing’

The SEALS,the elite couldn't beat women defending their village so they called in airstrikes and helicopter gunships and destroyed a whole village.
Trump needs to look into why these"elite forces",can't outfight women without relying on airpower. Pathetic! And our puppets condemned the raid also.

The weekend raid by SEAL Team 6 forces into Yemen to target what was described as “al-Qaeda headquarters,” was championed by the administration as a great success in the initial wake of it, but subsequent accounts have instead shown a complete disaster, with losses among the attack US forces and substantial harm to civilians, virtually destroying the entire village and leading Yemen’s Foreign Minister to fault the attack as “extrajudicial killings.”

Feb 01 16:39

The Left Is Self-Destructing — Paul Craig Roberts

The liberal/progressive/left will end up discrediting all critics, thereby empowering those to whom the liberal/progressive/left are most opposed.

Feb 01 16:05

The Color Revolution in the US

It amazes me to see that the very same people which have demonized Putin for years are now demonizing Trump using exactly the same methods. And if their own country has to go down in their struggle against the common people – so be it! These self-declared elites will have no compunction whatsoever to destroy the nation their have been parasitizing and exploiting for their own class interest. They did just that to Russia exactly 100 years ago, in 1917. I sure hope that they will not get away with that again in 2017.

Feb 01 10:14

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao: Highway Trust Fund Will Go Bankrupt By 2021 If We Don't Find New Source Of Revenue: Gas Tax Is No Longer Adequate

Elaine L. Chao was just confirmed yesterday to serve as President Trump's Transportation Secretary. Chao is married to arch-neocon Mitch McConnell and served as assistant Secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush, as well as Labor Secretary for 8 years under George W. Bush. On January 11, Senator Deb Fischer questioned Chao about infrastructure and how America is going to pay for all of President Trump's lofty infrastructure projects. Fischer begins by pointing out that the highway trust fund faces a $107 billion dollar shortfall over next 5 years. Chao states that it is imperative for the government to come up with an additional way to fund the highway infrastructure, because the gasoline tax is no longer cutting it.

Feb 01 10:02

Defense Secretary Mattis 'Reaffirms The U.S. Commitment To Defend South Korea'

Not only has U.S. Secretary Of Defense Mattis assured Israeli of his "Unwavering Commitment To Israel's Security", but he had now pledged to do the same for South Korea. A DoD press release issued yesterday stated that "Mattis spoke by telephone with South Korean Defense Minister Han Minkoo to introduce himself and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to defend South Korea and provide extended deterrence using the full range of U.S. capabilities..." It's unclear how our bankrupt U.S. government is going to pay for being policeman of the world.

Feb 01 07:55

FBI ‘secret rules’ revealed: Massive trove of documents unmask agency's shady tactics

The investigation exposes the FBI’s spying on journalists, its deportation of immigrant informants when they are no longer of use, and other instances of invasive surveillance on targets without need to show suspicion of wrongdoing.

Feb 01 07:46

Actual hacking: Every reporter needs to understand Sharyl Attkisson’s case against the US government Jan31

For some reason, Attkisson isn’t permitted to see her FBI file. Why? The answer may lie in the government’s role as a hacker. A hacker of Attkisson’s computers.

Attkisson writes at her website: “I have a separate federal lawsuit underway against the federal government over illegal surveillance of my work and home computers by intruders using software proprietary to a U.S. intelligence agency. The intrusions were detected and confirmed by three independent forensics exams in 2013.”

“So far, the government has not cooperated with my lawsuit. For example, without even filing the required motion, government officials failed to show up for a properly-noticed deposition in the case.”

Jan 31 17:36

Irreversible damage — the U.S. economy cannot be repaired

The mainstream media has been carefully asserting the propaganda meme that the Trump Administration is inheriting a global economy in “ascension,” when in fact, the opposite is true. Trump enters office at a time of longstanding decline, and will likely witness severe and accelerated decline over the course of the next year.

Jan 31 17:26

Illinois: Anti-Gun Tax Proposed on Exercising All Second Amendment Rights

In an attempt to address the ongoing budget problem in Illinois, Sen. Hutchinson decided to tax Illinois residents’ Second Amendment rights, and by extension, their right to safety. Under SA 2, a 5% tax would be imposed on any membership or access fee for gun clubs, shooting ranges, hunt clubs, training classes and match fees. Not only is this an abhorrent tax on your Second Amendment rights, it also requires that any of those places/people to register with the state and pay an annual fee of $75 just so that they can offer their service or membership with the 5% tax added.

Jan 31 16:41

74% of Physicians Demand Changes to Obamacare

Seventy-four percent of primary care physicians favor changing Obamacare, while 15 percent said they would like to see outright repeal of the law, according to a report from the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jan 31 16:39

Soros on the Ropes? Let’s hope.

Although multi-billionaire hedge fund tycoon and international political pot-stirrer George Soros lost big with the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the victory of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom, he stands to lose further ground, politically and financially, as the winds of political change sweep across the globe.

Jan 31 15:52

The United States Is On The Precipice Of Widespread Civil Unrest

This is a time for the peacemakers. If there are any left in Washington, we need them to rise up now and try to bring healing before it is too late.

Jan 31 15:39

The Justice System Is Criminal — Paul Craig Roberts

This is the face of justice in America, a hapless country totally devoid of justice where the law exists solely for the economic benefit of those whose careers rise with conviction rates, whether of the innocent or the guilty.

Jan 31 13:13

Healing With Medical Marijuana

Bottom line to marijuana—it mitigates human suffering. It is the best and safest pain medication. It is cheap if you grow it yourself. It is better than any pharmaceutical on the market. It treats cancer. It is a wonder drug and can even be used by healthy people to keep their stress down.

Everyone who is against marijuana is against freedom. They are against God and they are against the will of the people who clearly want to be able to use marijuana when they want to or need to. Wherever there is freedom marijuana will be legal and unregulated.

Wherever there is marijuana there will be reductions in suffering, pain, and reductions in side effects from pharmaceutical drugs that kill people.

Jan 31 09:07

Mass Surveillance and the Dark Web of Pick'n'Mix Law

On 27th January 2015, then Mayor of London Boris Johnson signed an order increasing the data collection capability of the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) number plate camera network by 300%. He achieved this without adding any cameras.

The story of how Johnson was able to sign away the liberties of millions of drivers in London illustrates the rise of a new administrative despotism, and a contempt for individual freedoms and values once cherished.

Jan 31 07:57

The -other- “ban” that was quietly announced last week

Most of the world is in an uproar right now over the travel ban that Donald Trump hastily imposed late last week on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

But there was another ban that was quietly proposed last week, and this one has far wider implications: a ban on cash.

Jan 31 07:50

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into ignoring a simple definition: US is a rogue state empire, blaming targeted victims, then slaughtering and looting them (10 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

US government "leaders" attack Muslim-majority nations, blame them for "terrorism," fund mercenaries in those nations for false flag attacks to legitimize the label "terrorists," and have US companies profit from resource extraction using cheap local labor thankful for work rather than poverty (here, here, here for recent coverage). This is only possible through "fake news" to hide OBVIOUS unlawful Wars of Aggression started on known lies, and as a pattern requiring "rogue state" as the most accurate term to describe this form of government.

The following article is my introduction to the series: US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present (11 sections).

“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.

3-minute video: Police, Military – Was your Oath sincere?

Jan 31 07:24

EU negotiator admits bloc is 'not fit for purpose' but says FEDERAL EUROPE is the solution

THE EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has admitted the Brussels bloc is failing – but that deeper integration between member states is the solution to the problem.

Jan 31 06:54

U.S. Defense Dept. Announces 'Thousands' Of Troops Descend Into Poland & Eastern Europe To Protect NATO Allies From Russian Aggression

The U.S. Defense Dept. issued a propaganda press release yesterday, justifying an invasion of Europe with more U.S. troops under the guise of protecting European peace from Russian hostility. The press release stated, in part, "The unit's deployment to Europe is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which was designed to reassure NATO allies and partners in the region after Russia invaded Ukraine. Ray said the arrival of the combat team was just one aspect of America's commitment to the region.. Deployed from Fort Carson, Colorado, the 3,500 soldiers and 2,000 vehicles of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team join a recently increased land, sea and air presence in the region. The arrival of the 3rd ABCT begins a series of back-to-back rotations of U.S. troops and equipment to the region. The soldiers and vehicles will mass in Poland and then disperse via convoy across seven locations in Eastern Europe for training and exercises with European allies.

Jan 30 17:34

Acting AG tells DOJ lawyers not to defend Trump travel ban order

No wonder the Judges are issuing stays. The DOJ hasn't been showing up to defend the administrations actions. This is bizarre!

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates instructed Justice Department attorneys to not legally defend President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration.

Yates, an Obama appointee, is expected to be replaced by Trump's pick, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), in the near future.

Jan 30 15:06

Liberals in Muslim world pay the price for Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism

James Dorsey argues that the Islamophobia fuelled by Donald Trump and far-right European politicians benefits not only Saudi-backed ultra-conservative interpretations of Islam, but also their anti-Saudi jihadist offshoots.

Jan 30 13:49

Fourth Circuit shreds civil liberties in open carry gun laws

Should a person forfeit certain constitutional rights just because he or she chooses to carry a firearm lawfully in public?

Jan 30 10:50

13 of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Await Senate Approval, Leaving Agencies Without a Leader

Congress seems to have joined the Soros Colored Revolution Insurrection!

President Donald Trump moved at a blistering pace to fulfill several campaign promises during his first week in the White House. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, however, 13 of his Cabinet nominees continue to wait for confirmation votes.

Obama had 11 of his 15 Cabinet secretaries in place after his first week. Trump has two.

Jan 30 08:27

A “color revolution” is under way in the United States

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/a-color-revolution-is-under-way-in-the-unite...

A Russian joke goes like this: “Question: why can there be no color revolution in the United States? Answer: because there are not US Embassies in the United States.”

Funny, maybe, but factually wrong: I believe that a color revolution is being attempted in the USA right now.

Jan 29 12:24

California Governor to Get Further Cancer Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further radiation treatment for prostate cancer first treated in 2012, his office announced Saturday.

Jan 29 09:54

DO YOU REALLY OWN WHAT YOU BUY?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation asked: “When you buy a printer cartridge, is it yours? Or can the company control what you do with it, even after you pay your bill and take it home?”

Jan 29 08:21

'We DON'T need YOU' Major nations send Brussels packing over plot to set up own prosecutor

MAJOR member states today told Brussels they have no intention of joining its highly controversial scheme to establish a European prosecutor with powers to operate over the heads of national courts.

Jan 28 23:11

The MSM as Open Enemy

Trump voters in Middle America in 2016 turned off MSNBC and CNN—some even turning off Fox News itself—as most established radio and television news personalities persisted in questioning Trump, if not outright ridiculing his candidacy.

Jan 28 12:43

Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression, Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction

The following eight concepts are intended to clarify the nature of the war on Syria.

It was never “a civil war”. It was an undeclared war of aggression using Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists as the foot-soldiers of US-NATO and their Middle East allies.

From day one, terrorists were involved in the killing of civilians.

It started in Daraa as an insurgency integrated by Salafist mercenaries.

Most of what is presented below is backed up by mainstream and official sources of information.

While Aleppo has been liberated against the scourge of US-NATO supported terrorism, most mainstream media are accusing Syrian government forces of committing atrocities against civilians, describing Aleppo as a humanitarian crisis. What they fail to mention is that for the last four years the Eastern part of Aleppo has been occupied by Al Qaeda terrorists who are now upheld as “opposition” rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want to take this moment to again commend Hawaii State Representative Gabbard for having had the courage to speak about her fact-finding mission in Syria on CNN, where she stated that there was no such thing as a "moderate rebel" in Syria.

The War Machine in this country is going to attempt to take her out of office, one way or another, but I believe that her courage under fire from the Deep State in this country deserves support and respect from both sides of the aisle; what she discovered means that everything the presstitutes and whorespondents have told US citizens about the situation in Syria is an absolute and complete lie.

Jan 28 12:26

North Korea restarts nuclear reactor used to fuel weapons program

The controversial reactor at Yongbyon has been at the center of a years-long feud between North Korea and the UN. Past agreements with the North to close the reactor have eventually been violated, leading to sanctions.

Satellite photos suggest North Korea has restarted the nuclear reactor that used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons program, according to a Washington-based think-tank.

Initial photos from January 18 showed preparations underway to restart the reactor at Yongbyon, having previously unloaded spent fuel rods for reprocessing to produce additional plutonium for its nuclear weapons stockpile.

"Imagery from January 22 shows a water plume (most probably warm) originating from the cooling water outlet of the reactor, an indication that the reactor is very likely operating," the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this story is true, I do have a suggestion for President Trump; it is high time for threats and posturing against North Korea to stop.

What the US, China, and South Korea need to do, is sit down at the negotiating table with Kim Jung-Un, and create a peace treaty, with trade guarantees, with which to replace the existing Armistice between North and South Korea, in exchange for North Korea's stopping its nuclear weapons development program.

As has been seen with the P5+1 deal with Iran (which is hardly perfect, I will concede), countries can be persuaded to stop their nuclear weapons development programs, if the terms and conditions are favorable.

I would like to also politely remind President Trump that any war against North Korea will most probably mean war with China; and at this time in our country's history, our military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war with China.

China, and Russia, are spending far less for their weapons than does the US government, but are getting considerably more technological "bang" for their military bucks; unfortunately, however, the way contracts are awarded for US weaponry, these weapons many times are obsolete upon delivery; do not function at all as advertised, and are screamingly over budget.

This is an area of US military spending your administration has to fix, and quickly, sir.

Jan 28 12:12

Yemen: Food crisis could become famine this year, UN warns

The conflict-driven food crisis in Yemen could become a full-blown famine this year, the UN's humanitarian chief has warned.

Two million people need emergency food aid to survive and child malnutrition has risen 63% in a year, Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council.

A child under five dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes, he said.
Severe poverty, war damage, and a naval embargo by the Saudi-led coalition have all damaged food security.

About 14 million people are currently food insecure in Yemen, including 2.2m children who are acutely malnourished and nearly 500,000 suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Mr O'Brien urged the Saudi-led coalition - which is backed by Western countries including the US and UK - to remove its no-fly zone and reopen Sanaa airport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government, by enabling Saudi Arabia in this food blockade and war, has become complicit in war crimes. This is what life looks like to far too many Yemeni children:

Do you know what your government is aiding and abetting in Yemen?!? Take a good, hard look, because you need to know!

In President Trump's initial days and weeks in office, We the People need to have a peaceful, but loud and logical, conversation about why we are supporting Saudi Arabia in this "scorched earth" attack against the Yemeni people, even to the point of starving their children to death.

At the end of the day, the only real solution here is political, and not military, and that is what the US government should be working toward.

Jan 28 10:37

THINGS JUST GOT SERIOUS IN EUROPE’S WAR ON CASH

The central authorities in Europe just launched their most important offensive to date in their multiyear War on Cash. The new move comes directly from the European Union’s executive branch, the European Commission, which just announced its intention to “explore the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments,” with a view to implementing cross-regional measures in 2018.

Maximum limits on cash transactions already exist in most European countries, and the general trend is downward. Last year, Spain joined France in placing a €1,000 maximum on cash payments. Greece went one better, dropping its cap for cash transactions from €1,500 to €500. In simple terms, any legal purchase of a good or service over €500 will need to be done with plastic or mobile money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that should the US government attempt to do this in some way, that the reaction would be as (peacefully) fierce against it.

Jan 28 10:02

U..S. Secretary Of Defense Mattis Confers With Israeli Defense Minister, 'To Underscore His Unwavering Commitment To Israel's Security'

Mattis spoke by phone with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to underscore his unwavering commitment to Israel's security, Davis said. The secretary called his Israeli counterpart during his first week, the captain said, to emphasize his intent to advance the U.S.-Israeli defense relationship and to protect Israel's qualitative military edge.

Jan 28 03:41

Obama Issued A Massive Ammunition Ban Just One Day Before He Left Office

Reversing this asinine ammunition ban is a good start.

Jan 28 03:38

The top 10 fake news stories of the last two years that were relentlessly pushed by the “fakestream media”

All the major propaganda networks of the “Demoncrats” decided to run the same regurgitated script that originated at the WashPo rag, saying all independent and alternative news was “fake news” and that this fake news somehow cost them the election, put lives at risk, and changed the course of history. That’s the whole lie in a nutshell: the fake news calling the real news fake news, and it all backfired.

Jan 27 08:27

Kushner's (AKA Trump) Syrian Safe Zone A Spit At Russia and Assad - Morris

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Any US sponsored safe zones will be recruiting places for mercenaries to destabilise the Middle East and increase the sectarianism.

Jan 26 20:39

Everything ‘Conservatives’ value were once ‘Liberal/Progressive’ ideas: 3 synergistic partnerships for near-immediate peace, prosperity, unity in diversity

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

conservative: 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc.

progressive: 1. advocating improvement or reform.

synergy: 1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual contributions.

Conservatives and Progressives only and always co-exist, need each other to persist, and can greatly benefit to optimize their inherent partnership rather than criticize a connected part of themselves.

Progressives experiment, with most failing at least in part. Successful experiments that are broadly adapted into policy become “conserved.” Therefore, conservatives protect progress, and progressives create conservative values.

3 synergistic partnerships to unite Conservatives and Progressives: peace, prosperity, unity in diversity

1. Peace

Truly progress on a global scale, and conserved in all successful communities, peace is worth all our attention.

Jan 26 17:29

Free cash machine threat: Banks accused of forcing 'cashless society' as MPs threaten investigation

Banks are attempting to push people into a cashless society, the ATM industry has claimed, as it warned that rural areas will be worst hit by an attack on free cash points.

Yesterday crisis talks between cash machine providers and banks, at least one of which wants to reduce the fees they pay for standalone cash points, failed to reach a resolution.

Unless an agreement is made around half of the free standalone cash points which make up LINK, the UK's network of ATMs, could disappear.

Millions of people living in rural areas could lose the ability to access bank notes and coins on a day-to-day basis, making them more reliant on "cashless" payments like bank cards, smartphones and online transactions.

Jan 26 15:59

Rand Paul To Trump: No, Torture Doesn't Work

Senator Rand Paul Discusses President Trump's Torture Talks: It's 'Against the Law and I Hope It Will Remain Against the Law.' Also, a look at some of Trump's statements on torture from the 2016 campaign.

Jan 26 10:18

Infowars’ Alex Jones says he’s been threatened with death by the ‘Deep State’

The Deep State is working to subvert President Donald J. Trump and his agenda to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington D.C.—which will necessitate the neutering of the Deep State itself—brave journalists and political operatives who have been standing up to the tyranny are increasingly finding themselves targets.

In recent days, in a video posted to his Infowars.com web site, Alex Jones detailed death threats that he has received from the dark recesses of shadow government, even as former Trump operative and confident Roger Stone said he was targeted for assassination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You get used to it after a while.

Jan 26 08:06

‘Trump didn’t consult Moscow on Syria safe zone plan, should consider all consequences’ – Kremlin

First Trump says he wont take sanctions off Russia unless they give up some nukes. The Russians consider those sanctions unjustified and onerous and now this. Anything good this guy might do will be destroyed by war with Russia.
The Donald is going south and fast!

Moscow has reacted to Donald Trump’s plans on establishing ‘safe zones’ for Syrian refugees, with the Kremlin spokesman saying the question had not been raised with Russia, while also suggesting the US should consider the possible consequences of such a move.
Trends
Islamic State, Syria unrest

“Our American partners did not consult with Russia [regarding the ‘safe zones’]. It is their sovereign decision,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

He noted the importance of considering all the possible outcomes of taking such a step.

Jan 26 06:18

DRAFT ORDER FOR RE-OPENING CIA ‘BLACK SITE’ PRISONS WOULD MARK RETURN TO DARK ERA

When the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held its confirmation hearing for CIA director Mike Pompeo, not a single senator asked a question about whether President Donald Trump planned to re-open the CIA’s detention network of “black site” prisons. But now, a drafted executive order has reignited concern over whether Trump will restore facilities and reinstate policies, which involved the routine and systematic violation of human rights.

Webmaster addition: The White House is claiming that the report of this draft by the New York Slimes and Washington Compost is fake, and no such draft has been written by the administration.

Jan 25 10:09

Germany Unleashes New 'Ministry Of Truth'

It seems that all ideas suspected of being "populist" - or simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites - will now be banned in Germany. As in communist dictatorships, the more obvious the failings of the government, the more aggressively the establishment attacks those who speak out about them.

Jan 25 10:05

Google Permanently Bans 200 "Fake News" Sites

Google has not disclosed the list of 200 sites it had permanently banned.

Jan 24 20:26

Flashback: The People Have Spoken? We Don't Give A Damn - The David Icke Videocast/Podcast Trailer

An excellent overview of the Brexit court case.

Jan 24 14:57

The CIA Runs the MSM

In every major newsroom in America, major meaning like the biggies like CNN not your local weather channel – there’s a paid CIA/NSA employee sitting near the editor keeping an eye on the content. They send out daily ‘talking points’ to journalists to include certain ‘keywords’ in their speech. This was used during the election in full force.

Jan 24 11:57

Times Of Israel Removes Elad Nehorai’s Article “Jews DO Control The Media”

Soon after the article began to receive the scrutiny of readers outside of its intended audience, an editorial decision was made to obscure Nehorai’s name and replace it with the anonymous, and rather generic Jewish name of “Manny Friedman.” Although it is not entirely clear as to why the name of the article’s author was changed, a reasonable assumption could be Nehorai’s connection to the Chabad Lubavitch, a supremacist, Jewish order and religious cult with a global penetration.

Although the original article was removed, you can still find it on the Internet Archive. The original screenshot looked like this:

Jan 24 11:36

David Icke and the meaning of Jewish power.

Jewish power is the power to suppress discussion on Jewish power.

Seemingly this power is waning these days.

Jan 24 11:14

Two journalists covering inauguration protests face felony riot charges

Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 fine

Jan 24 09:41

IN PHOTOS ~~ FREEDOM DENIED TO STUDENTS AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

This month, Fordham University, my alma mater, denied students on campus the chance to form a student group to support Palestinian rights.

We thought we’d go through the same application process as any other student group. Instead, we were subject to a protracted 13-month review process.

We were eventually approved by the student government and started preparing for our inaugural event — only to learn that Dean of Students Keith Eldredge implemented a rarely used veto power to ban the group from campus

Jan 24 08:41

Psychologists say they can inoculate people against fake news

It's all about how you present the facts, researchers say: start by lying a little

Jan 24 08:38

Dem legislator in California introduces bill requiring all schools to teach that Russia interfered in 2016 election

Bill would require teaching of California students about Russian interference

Jan 24 08:19

German Government 'Has a Problem With Critically-Minded Citizens'

Following the meeting of leaders of the European Parliament's faction "Europe and Freedom Nations" (ENF) in Koblenz, Petry told journalists that the German government can't deal with people who have an alternative opinion.

According to Petri, people whose opinion differs from that of the majority are "immediately labeled as anti-democratic."

Jan 23 16:03

Desperate EU says UK can't NEGOTIATE deal with Trump as it PANICS ahead of May meeting

BRITAIN cannot start formal trade negotiations with Donald Trump until after the country has left the European Union, Brussels mandarins have warned.

Jan 23 16:01

Chief Remoaner says Brexit is NOT 'the will of the people' and suggests 'direct action'

A C GRAYLING believes leaving the EU is not the will of the British people as he underlined the need for direct action if certain conditions are not met.

Speaking on Sky News, the Master of the New College of the Humanities in London and a staunch Remainer, reiterated his view last year's June referendum was merely advisory and there was “no mandate” for the UK to leave the EU without Parliament discussing it openly first.

Jan 23 09:33

How We Got Here

America is in trouble because Americans got lazy. Not so much physically but morally. They began to care more about some passing thing than about the things that truly matter; the things that made America unlike other places.

Better than other places.

Things like principles; the plain meaning of words. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments, especially. Which were (past tense deliberate) laws written to articulate and protect principles that matter.

Jan 23 08:48

MARK ZUCKERBERG SUES HUNDREDS OF HAWAII FAMILIES TO FORCE THEM TO SELL THEIR LAND

Suit an attempt to make his 700-acre beachfront estate more private, according to reports. Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly suing Hawaiian families who have ancestral rights to land within his $100 million (£81.2 million) property in a bid to force them to sell their plots.

The Facebook founder has launched the legal action in an attempt to make his 700-acre beachfront estate on the Island of Kauai more private.

Under legislation dating back to 1850 known as the Kuleana Act, almost a dozen native families currently have the right to live on small sections of land within the billionaire's property on the island, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Jan 23 08:42

FACIAL RECOGNITION TO REPLACE PASSPORTS IN SECURITY OVERHAUL AT AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS

A radical overhaul of security at Australia’s international airports is the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90% of air traveller processing by 2020. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will start moving towards a “contactless” system for arrivals this year, Fairfax reported on Sunday – the most ambitious stage of the Seamless Traveller initiative announced in 2015.

Jan 23 08:41

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Trump IRS Will Collect 100'$ of Million$$$ In Tax Revenue From Tax Evaders

The Senate hearings on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are very revealing. Mnuchin, who previously worked for Goldman Sachs, says he's concerned and "particularly surprised that the IRS headcount has gone down quite dramatically, almost 30% over the last number of years" amd vows to remedy that problem. In the second video, Munchin says he wants private IRS debt collectors to be more effective. "We can collect tens of millions, or hundreds of millions of dollars, for the American public...particularly in an environment where we are looking for money for so many programs, this to me, seems like a very obvious thing to do." He continues "the majority of Americans voluntarily file their tax returns honestly. But we are all aware that there is tax fraud, and there is tax evasion, and we need to be diligent.

Jan 23 08:36

AGAIN? STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR HANDING OUT CONSTITUTION

The lawsuit names trustees Steve Claywell, Jill Booth, Matthew Davis, Reba Harrington, Jonathan Byrd, Jule Camp Seifke and Patrick O’Donnell, and members of the management staff.

“The policy is unconstitutional for that reason, and also because it grants college officials too much discretion to restrict the content and viewpoint of student speech if it does not ‘support the mission of Kellogg Community College (KCC) or the mission of a recognized college entity or activity,” ADF said.

Jan 23 08:33

'You CAN'T leave!' EU threatens France and Italy with MAMMOTH bill if they quit the euro

BRUSSELS has threatened Italy with an almost certainly unpayable bill if the country's citizens take the democratic decision to quit the troubled euro.

EU chiefs said countries looking to axe the unpopular single currency will have to pay back all their debts in one go before they can leave, making such a move massively unaffordable.

The pronouncement comes after prominent politicians in a number of member states including Italy, France, Greece and the Netherlands have all made noises about ditching the euro.

Jan 23 08:30

Ron Paul Questioned About 'Likudnik Operatives' and 9/11 'High Treason' Against The U.S.

In this classic 2012 clip, Jeremy Roth-Kushell, a longtime activist who has famously confronted many politicians over the years, had a chance to question Congressman Ron Paul live on C-SPAN during his 2012 Presidential run. Jeremy began with some compliments and accolades to Paul and then continued, "As we know, every single war that is started by the United States of America is done through fraudulent and deceptive initiating events. (Ron Paul nods in agreement.) And so this era, it was September 11th. And you took an oath to honor the constitution that includes against domestic enemies. And under article 3 section 3 of the constitution, it's clear that the fraudulent nature of the September 11th attacks are treason, and it goes to the bowels of our National Security complex and to the likudnik operatives who have infested many of the high positions in the Pentagon and that would include people like Michael Chertoff..." At 5hat point the C-SPAN anchor cuts him off and asks Dr.

Jan 23 08:10

It's begun: America's Maidan rears its head - Ruslan Ostashko

When I put forth the thesis in the Russian info-sphere that the US is turning into a bigger Ukraine, at first many thought that this was a funny political joke. But what is happening in Washington and other American - and some European - cities these days shows that this is not a joke, but the harsh reality we are living in. If we attentively and impartially look at how skillfully Donald Trump’s administration is being shaken, then it is easy to see that the same techniques are being used against him that were worked out on the squares in Kiev, Cairo, Hong Kong, and Moscow. If we delve further into the details, then we can say for certain that an American Maidan is being prepared not only with the same patterns as the bloody color revolutions in other countries, but with the same sponsors.

Jan 23 00:32

Sidestepping the Military Leviathan: Make Money, Not War

Is Washington really going to start a trade war with China, or is it just huffing and puffing for position? I don’t know. Mr. Trump has inexplicably failed to brief me. A point worth bearing in mind:

The United States cannot compete commercially with a developed Asia, or China.

America has nowhere to go. It is a fully developed economy that cannot grow rapidly if it grows at all. America is also a country of only medium size with a white and Asian population of a bit more than two hundred million who do all the brain work. It has a decaying system of education, declining living standards, and an economy crippled by huge military expenditures.

By contrast China has a billion Han Chinese, intelligent government, a great deal of room to grow and high rates of doing so. The combined land mass, population, and economic potential of Asia are staggering. In differing degrees, Asian nations are growing.

Jan 22 10:16

A New Era of Mass Surveillance is Emerging Across Europe

The world was a different place when, in October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the “Safe Harbour” data-sharing agreement that allowed the transfer of European citizens’ data to the US. The Court’s decision concluded that the indiscriminate nature of the surveillance programs carried out by U.S. intelligence agencies, exposed two years earlier by NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, had made it impossible to ensure that the personal data of E.U. citizens would be adequately protected when shared with American companies. The ruling thus served to further solidify the long-standing conventional wisdom that Continental Europe is better at protecting privacy than America.

Jan 22 09:52

TRUMP HAS OPPORTUNITY TO END OBAMA/CLINTON WEAPONS SALES TO ANTI-WOMAN TYRANTS

I attended the women’s rights rally in Portland, Oregon, today to support women worldwide and urge Trump to end Obama and Hillary Clinton’s record weapons deals with the most repressive state for women in the world, the totalitarian dictatorship of Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, the Clinton state department organized the biggest weapons sale in US history. The sale was to strongman Abdullah Abdullaziz, who had women executed as punishment for being raped. The Kerry state department followed the deal with a sale of almost a billion dollars worth of illegal cluster bombs to the dictator. Obama approved both deals.

Bloomberg reports Clinton’s weapons sales to woman-oppressing dictators increased dramatically after the tyrants ‘donated’ to what Harper’s magazine calls the Clintons’ ‘slush fund’, the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a splendid idea; stop selling weapons to countries which oppress women, brilliant!

Unfortunately, however, these marches are really not about "women's issues" they are a pitiful attempt to delegitimize Trump by any means necessary.

And again, does anyone in their right mind, believe that Melania Trump would have married the guy, if she thought he was "anti-woman"?!?

Jan 22 09:47

EX-WSJ REPORTER FINDS GEORGE SOROS HAS TIES TO MORE THAN 50 "PARTNERS" OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH

Former WSJ reporter Asra Nomani asks in the NYT's "Women In the World" section what is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Her answer: "as it turns out, it’s quite significant."

UnitedWomen.org, another partner, features videos with the hashtags #ImWithHer, #DemsInPhily and #ThanksObama. Following the money, I poured through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the “Women’s March”?

I found out: plenty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised by this?!?!?

This march is NOT about "women's' issues; it is sticking the proverbial finger at Donald Trump, and attempting to characterise him as anti-woman.

And this label "misogynist" being placed against him?!?

Let's get real here!!

His wife, Melania, could have had any guy she wanted, as bright and drop-dead gorgeous as she is.

So a little logic here; as a sharp entrepreneur, who, BTW, speaks 5 languages fluently, would she have married Trump if she thought for one millisecond, that he was a misogynist?!?

I think we all know what the short answer here is; a definitive "HELL, NO!!"

Jan 22 09:29

Pepe Escobar: Here's How The Trump Presidency Will Play Out

The Trump era starts now – with geopolitics and geoeconomics set for a series of imminent, unpredictable cliffhangers. I have argued that Trump’s foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger’s strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran – is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran. In fact that’s how it’s already playing out – as in the outbursts of selected members of Trump’s cabinet during their US Senate hearings. Factions of US Think Tankland, referring to Nixon’s China policy, which was designed by Kissinger, are also excited with the possibilities of containment regarding at least one of those powers “potentially arrayed against America”.

Jan 22 08:39

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into supporting Israel’s Orwellian illegal War of Aggression on Gaza. Trump initiates War Criminal career funding/cheering Palestinian genocide, war-mongering on Iran (9 of 15)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

President Trump lies about Iran's "nuclear program," Israel's genocide

Read here for facts on Iran's verified compliance with all treaty-required safeguards for lawful use of nuclear energy. Current US funding for Israel's lie-started and Orwellian-illegal War of Aggression on Gaza is ~$10 million each and every day. Trump on Iran and Israel for five minutes:

Israel’s War of Aggression on Gaza:

It’s worth ten minutes of reading to distinguish game-changing facts from constant media and “official” spin lying to justify unlawful War of Aggression by Israel on Gaza. Given the public’s general confusion, the following alternative media reporting is crucial to understand because it contrasts the lack of reporting from corporate media and US political “leadership.” This is a central cause of US political collapse because Americans have crippled capacity to access the most important and comprehensive facts:

Jan 21 13:23

Who Owns The Federal Reserve Full by Brother Nathanael

Who Owns The Federal Reserve Full by Brother Nathanael

Jan 21 12:05

Top 10 Ways Lawless Obama Violated The Constitution

In the last few days the mainstream media, as well as Barack Obama himself, have been pushing the idea that his administration, whatever its other failings, was “scandal-free.” In reality, the Obama administration was the most lawless in history.

Jan 21 09:46

How tragic-comic has your life been under .01% US rogue state empire? With intent for humanity’s breakthrough into freedom, here’s mine

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

It could be worse; much, and that evokes my relative gratitude.

On the bright side, perhaps we’ll have the breakthrough into Truth and Love we all work for. I’m confident that none of my colleagues have any grasp on reality that excludes this desirable outcome.

But with appropriate dismissal of false hope to predict beyond what we can see, by any objective measure Earth’s environment for human self-expression of virtue is the inverse of what we’re told by “leaders.” Humans attempt to “live” under these tragic-comic conditions:

The US isn’t a limited government under the best constitution constructed, but a devolved rogue state empire chief among “developed” and “former colonial” powers annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. I state this objective factual claim as a professional educator, and among colleagues with zero known evidence of anyone refuting this Emperor’s New Clothes reality.

Jan 21 09:02

Rothschild Family Wealth is Five Times that of World’s Top 8 Billionaires Combined

Oxfam’s assertion is that world economies are mismanaged in favor of the wealthy, which is largely true, however, the report failed to hit the mark on this serious issue by not acknowledging the greatest problem with the world’s economy, which is the global central banking model of privately owned debt-based fiat currencies.

The current banking model is the product of hundreds of years of planned development, structuring, manipulation, force and trickery which began in earnest with Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who first established banking and finance houses in Germany in the 18th century.

Jan 21 06:50

Trump and Israel

Trump started off his campaign signaling he would be “neutral” on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, but he has shifted considerably in recent weeks toward the views of the staunchest Zionists. This has included tapping a man considered to be to the right of conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as U.S. ambassador to Israel, choosing another pro-settlement Republican as his international business adviser, welcoming the heretofore marginalized Israeli ambassador into the bosom of his inner circle in Washington, and, just recently, appointing his son-in-law, who is reportedly behind bringing all these players into the fold, as a senior adviser.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fundamental reality here is that the government of Israel has never seen a two-state solution satisfactory to either its territorial, or geopolitical, ambitions.

So what we are seeing now is a brisk Israeli expropriation of lands in the East Bank and West Jerusalem, and the way these settlements have been placed has made it impossible for there to be a contiguous Palestinian state.

The proposal of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will inflame tensions immeasurably, and demonstrate to all the other countries in the region, that the US government cannot ever be considered an "honest broker" of peace in the region again.

I would like to sincerely hope that this is not President Trump's intention.

But it appears that Netanyahu is counting on this move, as evidenced by this story in haaretz.com:

Netanyahu briefed about potential violent scenarios if the US government moves its embassy to Jerusalem

Jan 21 06:32

Russia Signs Deal for Syria Bases; Turkey Appears to Accept Assad

Russia signed a long-term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway.

The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal in Russian assistance to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in fighting an array of insurgents. It ensures Russia’s ability to deploy forces in Syria for the next half-century and perhaps beyond.

News of the agreement came as Mr. Assad received what appeared to be another positive development: A Turkish official suggested publicly for the first time that Turkey would accept a peace deal in Syria’s six-year-old war that would allow Mr. Assad to stay in power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like a very positive development toward a peaceful resolution of the military conflict in Syria; but please note the timing.

It happened right at the moment Obama left office, and Trump became President.

Everything Obama did to regime change Damascus was an utter, epic fail, which cost heavens knows how many Syrian lives in the process.

Jan 21 06:26

Theresa May won’t last & Donald Trump’s a ‘would-be dictator,’ says George Soros

British Prime Minister Theresa May won’t last long in office and US President-elect Donald Trump is little more than a “would-be dictator,” according to billionaire George Soros.
Speaking on Thursday at the Davos Economic Forum ahead of Trump’s inauguration, the investor and philanthropist told the audience of businesspeople and journalists that May would likely not survive the Brexit process, which he predicted, once fulfilled, could see the UK simply rejoin again anyway.

“In my opinion it is unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power. Already she has a very divided cabinet, a very small majority in Parliament. And I think she will not last,” Soros said.

Clinton backer Soros lost $1bn in stock market surge post-Trump win – report

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A little personal background on churlish, childish, petulant George Soros, whose financial ox got gored, once President Trump won the election.

Did George Soros betray his brother and sister Jews in Hungary during World War II?!?

I find it both ironic, and hypocritical that, given his past, damning personal history, that he would have the nerve to label President Trump an "impostor and con man."

Jan 20 11:45

Violent Scenes From Washington D.C. As America's Snowflakes Riot

Last night we noted that anti-Trump protesters had their first confrontation with police as American's violent, disaffected youth threw eggs at guests and set fires outside of Trump International Hotel as people attempted to make their way to the new administration's "Deploraball." But with the inauguration now over, protesters are showing no signs of slowing down as chaotic scenes of rioters destroying private property are flooding twitter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the new face of the Democratic party; unhinged, churlish, and prone to mayhem and destruction when it does not get its way.

Hey, Donna Brazile, how about it?!?

And I have to ask senior Democrats; is this the way you really want the Democrat Party to be seen, as represented by these kinds of people?!?

Jan 20 11:16

Cartoon Villain George Soros Calls His Arch-Enemy President Trump “an imposter”

Aging evil billionaire George Soros sure is mad that his very expensive Hillary Clinton puppet didn’t win the presidency, and that Trump is about to be sworn in despite all of his efforts to prevent it. Soros is like a cartoon villain come to life. He could actually be that creepy character from Pinky and the Brain, plotting to take over the world. He can’t stop insulting President Trump.

Right now, he can’t stop insulting his new arch-enemy, President Trump.

The ever-repugnant Soros was speaking at a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – you know, the little get-together where billionaires get together to “solve the problems” of the middle class.

Heres what he said of President Trump.

Jan 20 11:01

Obama’s Unnecessary Wars and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionism

The U.S. intervened in Libya in 2011 in the name of the “responsibility to protect.” No one even tried to pretend that U.S. interests were at stake in the Libyan war, and yet Obama committed the U.S. to an avoidable war anyway. The U.S. started ISIS bombing targets in Iraq and then in Syria. ISIS didn’t pose a threat to the U.S. then and still doesn’t, but Obama ordered a bombing campaign against them all the same. The U.S. wasn’t threatened by the Houthis in Yemen, but Obama has backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen in order to “reassure” Riyadh even though it is making the region more unstable and it is making America more enemies than we had before. The direct costs to the U.S. of all these bad decisions have so far been limited, but they are all costs that the U.S. didn’t need to pay for wars that we shouldn’t have been fighting. This is why I have difficulty crediting Obama as a “reluctant” hawk when someone genuinely reluctant to resort to force would not have involved the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Larson is wrong about there being no interest by the US government in toppling Qaddafi, because that reason was economic, and had nothing to do with protecting the Libyan people whatsoever.

As reported in theecologist.com in March of last year:

Of the 3,000 emails released from Hillary Clinton's private email server in late December 2015, about a third were from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal, the attorney who defended her husband in the Monica Lewinsky case. One of these emails, dated April 2, 2011, reads in part: "Qaddafi's government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver ... This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA)."

The US government couldn't allow that kind of competition to either the US dollar or the Euro; that was why Qaddafi had to be assassinated, to eliminate the economic threat from the gold-backed dinar.

But he is generally correct about "humanitarian intervention" simply being a ploy for the US military to go in, and expropriate resources to which the US government, and its corporate minions, have absolutely no moral right; make sure that those countries are only controlled by US-centric governments, and those resources only sold in US dollars.

Jan 20 10:30

Will Tangled Web of Corruption Finally Dethrone ‘King Bibi’ Netanyahu?

Almost every night on television and every day in newspapers since Jan. 2, purported leaks have appeared describing what the media say are details of the investigation.

Prosecutors have confirmed almost none of what has emerged, only that Netanyahu has been questioned and that one of the cases relates to gifts he received from businessmen. Reuters was unable to independently confirm the specifics of the activities under investigation.

The leaks, though, have fueled opposition calls for him to go, and separate opinion polls conducted on behalf of the Jerusalem Post, the Walla news website, the Globes business newspaper and Channel 2 all show his party’s popularity is slipping. Netanyahu has said the media is out to get him and he has no intention of stepping down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu's "leadership" has made Israel a pariah state, relative to his government's treatment of the entire Palestinian issue; it is time for the Israeli people to hold a snap election, and overturn the bitter legacy of his terms in office as Prime Minister.

I wish I could actually see that coming here; unfortunately, I don't, because of the widely held belief in "Eretz Israel" - an Israel running from the Nile to the Euphrates, which doesn't include at all its original Palestinian population.

Jan 20 09:57

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS IN FIVE STATES PROPOSE BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE PEACEFUL PROTEST

ON SATURDAY, THE Women’s March on Washington will kick off what opponents of the incoming administration hope will be a new era of demonstrations against the Republican agenda. But in some states, nonviolent demonstrating may soon carry increased legal risks — including punishing fines and significant prison terms — for people who participate in protests involving civil disobedience. Over the past few weeks, Republican legislators across the country have quietly introduced a number of proposals to criminalize and discourage peaceful protest.

The proposals, which strengthen or supplement existing laws addressing the blocking or obstructing of traffic, come in response to a string of high-profile highway closures and other actions led by Black Lives Matter activists and opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Republicans reasonably expect an invigorated protest movement during the Trump years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To those state legislators who believe that such legislation is a "good idea", I would like to politely remind you that the right to peaceful assembly to peacefully protest resides in the DNA of what it means to be a Citizen of the United States of America, and can readily be found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Such legislation, if passed, will be challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court, where it will be well, thoroughly, and mercifully, rubbished.

Jan 20 09:51

Obama’s Drone Report Omits Civilians Slain in Iraq, Afghanistan

The Obama Administration has made a habit of dramatically underreporting civilian deaths in its assorted military operations around the world, but took things to a whole new level in what will presumably be their last such document, claiming only one civilian killed all year in US drone strikes “worldwide.”

The report, which Obama requires by executive order, nominally for the sake of transparency, claims a massive decrease from the number of civilians killed the year prior in drone strikes, and managed to achieve this by deliberately excluding the overwhelming majority of the US drone strikes carried out in 2016 from the report’s definition of “worldwide.” Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are not counted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Typical: I am completely unsurprised by this.

Jan 20 09:47

New CIA Docs Offer Torture Details, Show Internal Debate

Despite intense efforts to keep most of the details of their use of torture secret over recent years, the CIA’s most recent release of documents included several which shed new light on the practice of torture, as well as underscoring an intense internal debate within the agency about the policy.

Among these were cables about the torture of Abu Zubaydah, revealing he was waterboarded 83 different times in a single month, and kept in a small box to small for him to sit up in for hours on end to induce pain. It also revealed there was a formal policy of smacking him repeatedly head-first into walls, with torturers admonished to put a rolled up towel behind his neck to prevent permanent neck injuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; this is what your government did in your name, and with your tax dollars; don't you feel proud?!?

And particularly in light of the following:

US report on 'enhanced interrogation' concludes: torture doesn't work

Apparently, no one in Bush's administration even wanted to consider the
incredible successes of World War II's German interrogator, Hans Scharff, who only used kindness and communication as his tools for extracting information.

The Friendliest Interrogator Of World War II Was A German

In fact, this man's humaneness was so revered by the American government, that at the end of the war, he was invited to teach his techniques to the American military.

What he did worked, and worked without harming anyone; what the US government did, or had done, didn't work, and was thoroughly morally repugnant to anyone with a sense of conscience.

People who torture, and love it, are mentally ill vermin who "get off" on the process, because they know that there wil be no repercussions for their actions.

But for that unholy trinity of Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney to have signed off on the use of torture, at the highest level of this government...does make me wonder about the state of their minds, and souls (if they have any).

And please consider this; when the US government tortures, or outsources torture, that demonstrates to the rest of the world that it does not honor human rights in the least, nor follows the dictates of Constitution; the Bill of Rights; or the Geneva Conventions.

And also, when the US government tortures, it gives other countries around the world which don't particularly care for the US government carte blanche to torture American civilians and our military.

Please chew on that for awhile, if you have family or friends in our military.

Jan 20 09:21

In Last Farewell, Russia Slams Obama Whose "Dumb" Actions "Claimed Tens Of Thousands Of Lives"

In a scathing Facebook post, Russia's former president and current Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev (who less than five years ago was assured by Obama that "he would have more flexibility") gave his final assessment of US-Russia relations during the Obama administration, and lashed out at the outgoing US president, accusing him of destroying relations "between the United States and Russia, which are at their lowest point in decades" and predicting that "this is its key foreign policy mistake which will be remembered by history."

Medvedev was relentless, saying “US-Russia relations completely fell apart by the end of the second term of the Obama administration,” which has shown itself to be “short-sighted on such an important and complex issue as relations with Russia."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Medvedev is, unfortunately, entirely correct in his assessment here; our Nobel Peace Prize winning President has been the consistent Warmonger-In-Chief from day 1, and the US government's doubling down on Afghanistan; Syria; Iraq; Somalia; Yemen; and Libya has cost thousands of lives.

Jan 20 09:07

25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day

Luster is one of 25,000 people, according to event organizers, who flooded the streets surrounding Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park during the “We Stand United” rally on the eve of Trump’s inauguration.

Filmmaker Michael Moore and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the massive anti-Trump demonstration. Other high-profile figures, including actors Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Cher, joined throngs of individuals and families of all ages and ethnicities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peaceful protesting is written in to the DNA of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and I completely support the rights of all these people to do this, and God bless all of you for keeping it peaceful.

But I think that until, and unless, the DNC does a massive post-mortem on the critical, and numerous reasons as to why their candidate failed to win the Presidency, all these demonstrations will be for naught.

The DNC machine stole the nomination from Sanders, who could have actually won against Trump; the candidate they selected was pathologically incapable of connecting with ordinary people, and had more baggage than Kim Kardashian on a photo shoot.

And it didn't help matters that she is a warhawk, and perpetual military-industrial complex cheer-leader, who never appeared to consider resolutions to the US's geopolitical problems that didn't involve some kind of pro-active US military response.

And to the artists represented here, like Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and Cher, please understand; I hold you in the highest regard for your artistic integrity.

You all have voices which can be used to advocate for the changes you want to see happen in this country, and I encourage you to continue to do this.
The USA needs to be a country for ALL of its people, and on that we can agree, whole-heartedly.

And finally, 25,000 people are claimed to have attended this protest?!?

REALLY?!?

Take a good, hard look at the group shots, and see how tightly they are cropped.

Were there really 25,000 at this rally, the camera operator would not have been at all shy about shooting the crowd wide.

Jan 20 08:18

TWISTED: Why the truth is vilified (and lies are celebrated)

Jan 20 07:33

Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Invites Bush-Cheney Insider To Serve As Key Advisor In Trump White House

Neil Patel served as Dick Cheney's right hand man and even represented Cheney at meetings during Bush's reign. Patel is set to help Kushner, who has become a key Trump advisor, on the Middle east conflict. Here is a photo of Patel with Cheney from The U.S. National Archives, and also a photo of Patel with Karl Rove going way back to 2003. Trump often describes Kushner as 'very smart,' but the director of Harvard's college preparatory program at the time described Kushner's admission as "an unusual choice for Harvard to make" given that he was "not anywhere near the top of his class." Kushner's felon daddy donated $2.5 million dollars to Harvard prior to Kushner's admission. Last summer at a Town Hall Q&A, a very polite elderly gentleman told Donald trump that "I'm opposed to wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel.

Jan 19 14:31

DAPL BREAKING!! WAR DECLARED BY MORTON COUNTY! ATTACK IN FULL FORCE SHOOTING AND SNATCHING PEOPLE!!!

Jan 19 13:48

Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections

A wide range of politicians and media outlets have described the alleged Russian interference in the last US presidential election (by way of hacking) as representing a direct threat to American democracy and even to national security itself. Of course, the irony behind these concerns about the interference of foreign nations in the domestic political affairs of the United States is that the US has blatantly interfered in the elections of many other nations, with methods that include not only financial support to preferred parties and the circulation of propaganda but also assassinations and overthrows of even democratically elected regimes. Indeed, the US has a long criminal history of meddling into the political affairs of other nations -- a history that spans at least a century and, since the end of World War II, extends into all regions of the globe, including western parliamentary polities.

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