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Apr 29 12:48

Wal-Mart to build 115 new stores in China



Apr 29 12:44

German govt accused of lying to parliament about NSA spying

Angela Merkel’s government has been accused of lying to the country’s parliament after it was alleged that it knew German spies were conducting economic espionage for the NSA. Revelations show that some spooks were even spying on German companies.

Apr 29 12:42

THE WAR ON CASH ESCALATES: CHASE CRACKS DOWN ON CASH... IS YOUR BANK NEXT?

The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it. Depositors already complain vigorously about zero percent returns on checking and savings accounts. If they must start actually paying the bank to hold funds on deposit, many will opt to simply withdraw the cash and stuff it under their mattress or into a safe deposit box. That simply won’t do.

Apr 29 12:41

Four US soldiers gang rape 12 and 13 yo girls in Ukraine

In Kiev, the US military made a criminal offense - four of them participated in the rape of two young girls, 12 and 13 years

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Winning their hearts and minds!



Apr 29 12:40

Will The Real WWII Hero Please Stand Up?

Only 13 percent of Europeans believe that the Soviet Red Army played a key role in liberating Europe from Nazism during the Second World War, an ICM Research poll for Sputnik news agency has found.

Apr 29 12:38

The Horrors of Wall Street’s ‘New Libya’

Prior to the foreign backed war and bombing of 2011, Libya had the highest life expectancy on the African continent. The government that emerged from the 1969 revolution, led by Colonel Moammar Gaddafi had resulted in the development of nationalized oil resources.

Every Libyan was guaranteed an income, based on a personal share of the country’s oil profits. Food and housing were heavily subsidized. Libyans received free education and free medical care. The Libyan government constructed the worlds most efficient irrigation system, bringing water to an extremely dry country.

The huge economic achievements of Libya’s independent economic development were marveled at by people around the world. The “Green Book” that explained Gaddafi’s “Third Universal Theory” was studied around the world by people who were inspired by Libya’s achievements.

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Apr 29 12:30

University of Florida Israeli Fraternity Expelled from Campus for Spitting on Wounded Warriors and Urinating on American Flag

The University of Florida has closed down a fraternity over allegations that members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled
military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. Zeta Beta Tau fraternity's closing, effective immediately, comes a week after the school suspended the fraternity, which expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. The school previously said it was charging the fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property.

Apr 29 12:29

Report: Walmart in Baltimore Refusing Ammo Sales



Apr 29 12:29

“You are suggesting broken windows are worse than broken spines” Activist Destroys CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

McKesson pointed out that the protests had been peaceful until Monday night, but Blitzer listed the injuries and damage incurred over the past 24 hours. “There’s no excuse for that kind of violence, right?” Blitzer asked.

“There’s no excuse for the seven people that the Baltimore Police Department has killed in the last year either, right?” McKesson countered.

“We’re not making comparison, obviously,” Blitzer said. “I just want to hear you say there should be peaceful protests, not violent protests, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King?”

“You are making a comparison,” McKesson said. “You are suggesting this idea that broken windows are worse than broken spines, right?…Freddie Gray will never be back. Those windows will.”

Apr 29 12:25

Fed: All calendar references removed

Following through on indications in March, the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday offered no changes to its zero interest rate policy.

Not only did it not hike rates, it also removed all hints for what may lie ahead. Calendar references were deleted completely from the post-meeting statement.

Apr 29 12:23

The rape of justice: Damning new evidence of Labour peer Lord Janner's child sex abuse covered up by police and social workers for over 20 years

Police and social workers were told more than 20 years ago that the peer took a vulnerable boy to Labour Party offices and Parliament before molesting him in his marital bed.

Apr 29 12:13

The Israelification of American Law Enforcement

Apr 29 11:55

“Historically harsh” winter weather slowed U.S. economic growth substantially

As temperatures plummeted this past winter and snowstorms crippled parts of the Northeast, consumer spending nose-dived and U.S. economic growth stalled.

The Department of Commerce reported today that the gross domestic product (GDP) increased at just a 0.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter of 2015 compared 2.2 percent during the final quarter of 2014.

“The weather impact was evident in weakness in consumer spending,” Reuters reported. “Growth in consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, slowed to a 1.9 percent rate. That was the slowest in a year and followed a brisk 4.4 percent pace in the fourth quarter.”




Apr 29 11:54

Tuesday sets DFW record for lowest high temperature

On Tuesday, the series of weather events continued with a bracingly chilly day. The high temperature at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reached only 59, and that came in the evening after the sun came out from behind the clouds.

That set a record for the lowest high temperature for April 28. The previous mark was 61 in 1932.

Apr 29 11:53

“Abusive” CIA Manager Removed for Creating “Hostile Work Environment” Now Promoted to Lead Role in Drone Program

When I came across this story I’ll admit my first thought was, just how “abusive” does a person have to be and what exactly does it take to create a “hostile work environment” at the CIA of all places?

Jonathan Bank, a man who was reportedly removed from his position as head of the Iran operations division at CIA headquarters due to abusive leadership practices which led to a hostile working environment for his underlings has now not only been reinstated at the agency, but given a position as deputy chief for counterintelligence at the Counter Terrorism Center (CTC).

Apr 29 11:43

City of Chicago offers payouts for police brutality and torture

The City of Chicago recently announced two proposals to try to contain mass outrage against decades of police torture and brutality.

City officials with the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that an absurdly small $5.5 million reparations fund will be set up for victims of the torture that occurred for more than two decades under former police commander Jon Burge. Burge’s actions had the full sanction of the Democratic Party establishment in control of Chicago and the Cook County area.

Additionally, a permanent memorial to the victims will be built, the city will issue a formal apology, and eighth and tenth grade students in Chicago Public Schools will be taught about the Burge case.

Apr 29 11:42

Ex-Drug Cop says he & fellow cops lied, planted drugs, and stole money “too many times to count”

An ex-drug cop from the Philadelphia police department testified in court on Tuesday, which likely left those in attendance with their jaws on the floor.

Former Philly Cop, Jeffrey Walker, held little back Tuesday as he confessed to the jurors about his disgraceful past. He let them know about how he and his fellow officers set people up, planted drugs, stole money, lied on reports, and violently assaulted people — too many times to count.

Apr 29 11:42

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the company for commoditizing a natural resource.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey! The water is still there, right on your supermarket shelf!"

Apr 29 11:41

House Republicans Want To Block Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops

House Republicans are pushing legislation to block predatory lending protections for American soldiers, under pressure from the banking lobby.

GOP lawmakers tucked the deregulation item into the National Defense Authorization Act -- a major bill setting the military's funding, along with a number of other controversial terms on Guantanamo Bay and other issues. If the banking item is enacted, it would impose a one-year delay on new Department of Defense rules meant to shield military families from abusive terms on payday loans and other forms of high-interest credit. The bill is being considered Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee.



Apr 29 11:41

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not around here!

Apr 29 11:40

Chances for Peace in Ukraine: Zero

Low-level US/ordered/Kiev initiated conflict before resumed full-scale may not last much longer.

Over 1,500 US, UK, and Canadian combat troops are readying Ukraine's Nazi-infested National Guard and likeminded paramilitary battalions for resumed genocidal war on Donbass.

Apr 29 11:23

Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the Framework of the Oppressor

Anti-Black racism, always just beneath the surface of polite racial discourse in the U.S., has exploded in reaction to the resistance of black youth to another brutal murder by the agents of this racist, settler-colonialist state. With the resistance, the focus shifted from the brutal murder of Freddie Gray and the systematic state violence that historically has been deployed to control and contain the black population in the colonized urban zones of North America, to the forms of resistance by African Americans to the trauma of ongoing state violence.



Apr 29 11:17

Flight QID72 missing: US military refuelling jet lands safely after midair emergency over English Channel

A spokesman added: "Safety is paramount to the success of our mission.

"The air force's stringent safety standards help ensure the well-being of our people and the communities we interact with."

The statement gave no further details about the incident.

Apr 29 11:13

Hillary Veers Left, to Head Off Sanders

In order to attract some of the liberal support that would otherwise go to Bernie Sanders, who is her new challenger for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is announcing that too many people are in U.S. prisons, and that this nation should let lots of them out.

Apr 29 11:12

Governor orders Texas Guard to stop US troops from imposing martial law during Jade Helm 15 exercise

Gov. Greg Abbott is hoping to assure Texans that martial law will not be imposed during an upcoming military training exercise that has triggered a cascade of conspiracy theories.

The Republican governor ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the two-month-long Jade Helm 15 exercise that will take place in Bastrop County this summer, reported KUT-FM.

Apr 29 11:11

Veteran Canadian reporter: I’m white and ‘America’s police now frighten me’

CBC Senior Washington Correspondent Neil Macdonald, who has 27 year with the network and 12 years in newspapers, reacted to the violence in Baltimore this week by revealing that “American’s police now frighten me.”

In a column for CBC on Thursday, Macdonald argued that police killings were “America’s real state of emergency.”



Apr 29 11:10

WE DEMAND that the British Government Issues through its Treasury Debt-Free and Interest-Free Money – as it did in 1914!

The Bradbury Pound in 1914 is the model for what more and more people are waking up to:

banks create ‘money’ from thin air as Credit and charge interest for it;
central banks lend it to governments – at interest – as national or public debt – as ‘public spending borrowing requirement';
governments have gradually handed over their monetary sovereignty and seignorage to the City;
the myths surrounding money are being perpetuated by teaching institutions such as the London School of Economics which does not teach what ‘money’ is or who has the power to create it and how:

the difference between interest-free Cash and interest-bearing Credit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More people are starting to realize how they have been scammed by bankers and government into paying interest on the public currency.

Apr 29 11:09

Russia Seizes Assets of Poroshenko's Chocolate Factory

If you aren’t hiding in your basement from Poroshenko’s artillery shells, you are probably enjoying a delicious bar of Poroshenko chocolate. This is the bizarre “ying/yang” duality of life. But not anymore! Because Russia, which obviously hates all that is sweet in the world, has rudely seized the assets of Poroshenko’s confectionery factory in the city of Lipetsk. As Reuters notes:

“Poroshenko, nicknamed the Chocolate King, promised when he was elected last May to sell Roshen, which takes its name from the middle two syllables of his surname and had pre-crisis annual sales of $1.2 billion.”

Sold (finally!) to Russia, for $0.00. Have a nice day.

Apr 29 11:07

Badass Baltimore Business Owners Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

Pictures of Baltimore business owners, ready to defend what’s theirs, are coming to light and spreading across news and social media. While gun laws are tight in the state of Maryland, many have to get creative in protecting their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, which includes their property and livelihood.

Yesterday, Mad World News brought you the story of a Baltimore bouncer, putting himself in the line of danger, armed with a machete, to ensure his place of employment didn’t meet the same horrendous fate as a local CVS, which was reduced to ashes. With stories of Baltimore residents losing not only their jobs, but their homes to the riots, one can’t blame those that have decided to take a stand.

The owner of Midtown BBQ and Brew was among those that wasn’t willing to stand idly by and let their business be lost to senseless rioting.



Apr 29 11:06

Labor Department won't investigate alleged Edison H-1B visa abuses

The U.S. Labor Department will not investigate allegations that Southern California Edison Co. abused a popular visa program for skilled foreign workers, according to senators who requested the probe.

A top Labor official said an investigation could not be opened because there was no complaint from someone adversely affected by the use of the H-1B visas and no reasonable cause to believe the company violated the rules governing the visas.
Senators seek federal investigation of alleged H-1B visa abuse at Edison
Senators seek federal investigation of alleged H-1B visa abuse at Edison

The Labor Department "has not received a complaint from an aggrieved party or a credible source, and other avenues for investigation are not appropriate at this time," M. Patricia Smith, the department's solicitor, said in a letter dated Tuesday.

Apr 29 11:05

HTC One M9 Ad Parodies Anti-Depressant Commercials

Apr 29 11:02

Flashback: Man who hit cop in self-defense is acquitted, with help of friend's video footage

A young man who admittedly hit a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop melee was acquitted by a jury in Northern California. The jury reached the not guilty verdict after only two hours of deliberations.

Apr 29 11:02

Fight Over Domestic Spying Heats Up in Congress with 'USA Freedom Act'

A bipartisan bill, designed to rein in the bulk collection of the private communications of American citizens, was introduced Tuesday by members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, ahead of an upcoming expiration date for key Patriot Act provisions that have given legal authority to some of the most controversial domestic surveillance practices revealed over the last two years.



Apr 29 11:01

Middle School Teens Were Sexually Violated to Search for Marijuana

Why are extreme and sadistic incidents increasingly taking place in public schools? Let's say 90-plus percent of school faculty and staff are looking out for the well-being of students. Unfortunately there are predatory characters in various school settings who are punishing students for sharing, checking into underwear for poop, making them kneel before administration, forcing one to clean out a poop-clogged toilet with bare hands...And now...

Apr 29 10:58

Criminalisation of Free Speech and Double Standards

In what appears to be another attempt to suppress criticism of Israel, the Canadian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel which makes the claim that “the selective targeting of Israel is the new face of anti-Semitism” and declares that Canada will oppose those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Apr 29 10:56

Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”

The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More about the safety of Glazo Smith Kline's products HERE!

Apr 29 10:53

The Shabbos Goy

German human rights campaigner PhD Milena Rampoldi, the woman behind the pro- Palestinian site www.promosaik.com, has been subject to some ugly harassment in the past week. Surprise surprise, it wasn’t the Zionists, Hasbara merchants or Mossad operators who tormented her. It was a Palestinian ‘supporter.’ The following interview is sad: it reveals the heightened state of despair displayed by our thought police. The Stalinist purge culture that is symptomatic of the Jewish Left and its network of Sabbos Goyim backfired once again. Truth cannot be suppressed forever, it doesn’t even leak out; it just bursts.



Apr 29 10:50

Study Finds “Presence of Professional Protesters to Incite More Violence” in Baltimore and Ferguson Riots

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

If the Baltimore riots seem like a tired replay of Ferguson, there might be a good reason as to why.

A data mining firm with government ties that tracks social media reported that they uncovered a core group of accounts who appear to have driven much of the buzz and even more of the calls to actions by crowds on the ground.

The online activity of a few dozen of the same individuals were linked and timed with key moments in Baltimore and Ferguson, leading up to the most intense episodes of violent riots in both of these cities.

Read More at SHTFplan.com

Apr 29 10:50

By 2030 over 50% of Colleges will Collapse

Apr 29 10:49

Judge upholds Vermont GMO labeling law while case continues

A federal judge has rejected a bid by the food industry to strike down a Vermont law which would make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

The industry’s lawsuit initially asked for an injunction against the legislation, but the judge’s decision keeps the law on the books while the suit continues.

Apr 29 10:49

St. Louis burning: America’s atomic legacy haunts city

Lupus causes a patient’s immune system to turn on its own body, attacking healthy joint and organ tissues. It is most common in middle-aged women such as Nickel, but has recently been linked to exposure to uranium.

That’s what Nickel thinks caused her lupus. She’s since found out that at least three other people from her childhood neighborhood also have the disease. They all grew up in a neighborhood bordered by a suburban St. Louis creek that was contaminated with nuclear weapons waste for decades before any cleanup operations started.

There may still be radioactive waste in the creek, which regularly floods parks, businesses, and neighborhoods — most of which have never been tested for radioactivity and remain open to the public with no notification of the potential risks.



Apr 29 10:48

Hector Morejon, Unarmed Teen Shot, Killed By Police, Cried For His Mother: 'Mommy, Mommy, Please Come'

Lucia Morejon cannot escape the haunting memory she has of the final desperate words spoken to her by her teenage son after he was shot by police: "Mommy, Mommy, please come, please come."

Hector Morejon, the youngest of five children, made that plea for help after he was shot by a Long Beach, California, police officer, who allegedly thought the 19-year-old was in possession of a firearm Thursday afternoon.

The teen, who Lucia Morejon's attorney says was unarmed, directed the cries for help toward his mother when she saw him in an ambulance directly after the shooting.

His final words to his mother came, the attorney alleges, after police denied Lucia Morejon access to her son before the ambulance drove away.

Apr 29 10:45

Missile Defense Agency Spent $10 Billion on 4 Projects that were Cancelled

The Department of Defense started, then discarded, four massive missile defense projects, wasting $10 billion on technology that wasn’t capable of protecting the United States from foreign attack.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times identified four programs developed by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) that did not work as advertised:

The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX), an enormous floating radar ship, was supposed to be able to detect even tiny incoming objects into U.S. airspace from thousands of miles away. SBX, built by Boeing and Raytheon, was going to guide rocket interceptors to enemy ballistic missiles before they could reach U.S. soil. But after a $2.2 billion investment, MDA realized SBX couldn’t distinguish between missiles and decoys. The technology has been mothballed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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Apr 29 10:37

The CIA Will Keep Killing Civilians With Drone Strikes Because The 'Rules' For Drone Strikes Aren't Actually Rules

Extrajudicial killing by pilotless air strikes is just something our government does now. Weaponized drones are sent out to eliminate enemies of the United States, supposedly under the guidance of the Dept. of Justice and some presidential policy directives. But the rules aren't rules. They appear to be set in stone when the legal authority behind these drone strikes is questioned. But they're much more fluid when they "need" to be... like, say, after a drone strike takes out more than its intended target.

Apr 29 10:36

Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200K Before Lobbying Hillary On Export-Import Bank

As documented here on several occasions of late, there are new questions surrounding charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Most notably, a Reuters investigation revealed that the Clinton family charities may have suffered what we called a “Geithner moment” when they failed to report tens of millions in contributions from foreign governments on tax documents. The foundation will now refile five years worth of returns and hasn’t ruled out the possibility that it may need to amend returns dating back some 15 years.

Apr 29 10:35

2 Choices: Legislation Redestribuing Wealth Or Revolution Distributing Poverty

One of my favorite historians is a guy named Will Durant.

Durant is unfortunately no longer with us, but he and his wife Ariel made history more interesting than all the soap operas my mother used to watch when I was a kid.

I thought about something he wrote this morning when I glanced at the paper and saw a headline about the riots in Baltimore.

In Durant’s seminal work on Louis the XIV, he wrote that “the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all.”

Now if the quote is confusing, just focus on the last eight words.

Apr 29 10:35

Israeli Soldiers Caught on Camera Attacking Journalists (VIDEO)

The video showed a number of Israeli soldiers hitting and pushing two photojournalists in a confrontation that took place, according to the video’s description, near the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.

Apr 29 10:34

VANUNU STILL BLOWING HIS NUCLEAR WHISTLE

Almost 30 years after Mordechai Vanunu exposed Israel’s alleged nuclear secrets, it seems he remains a hot target for the police and intelligence services. Vanunu disappeared last Thursday, on Israel’s Independence Day. A small group of his friends and acquaintances searched for him, but he did not answer his cell phone or respond to messages.

The mystery was only solved the next morning. Michael Sfard, a lawyer and human rights activist, revealed Wednesday that Vanunu spent many hours that evening at the police station in the Russian Compound in Jerusalem. In a post on his Facebook page, Sfard said Vanunu was arrested by a group of seven Border Police officers and a female police officer, on suspicions he had violated the conditions governing his release from prison – when by chance he held a conversation in public with foreigners for more than half an hour.

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Apr 29 10:32

IN PHOTOS ~~ MARCHING FOR NUCLEAR SANITY

A huge anti-nuclear march took place on the streets of Manhattan Sunday April 26th . It stretched twelve long city blocks along one car lane from Union sq. 14th St. to 47th St. at the U.N where nuclear disarmament talks are now under way. The estimated number of marches was 5,000+.

Marchers came from various areas of the U.S. There was International participation also. The Japanese contingent was by far the largest ( more Japanese participants than US participants), with some people also from Belgium, France and Korea, who joined the march. At the U.N. a massive rally was held. There were speakers, dancers and singers. Petitions signed by over 6 million people was delivered to the U.N. demanding an end to nuclear weapons.

There were no mainstream media T.V. mobile units to record this march for the public. Once again Americans are made to remain ignorant of peace movement events going on around them.

Apr 29 10:32

DA charging two Albuquerque police with murder says she has been physically threatened

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety because of her decision to charge two Albuquerque police officers with murder in the fatal shooting of homeless camper James Boyd last year, she told ABQ Free Press.

The DA said she’s been told by friendly APD officers that she’s a target of forces who want her out of office and punished for daring to challenge the police department.

Apr 29 10:29

Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage

Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are opposed to gay marriage I have a simple solution. Don't marry a gay! Problem solved.

But look at how much grief and sorrow are brought to the world by those who think their imaginary playmate in the sky has authorized them to tell everyone else to live their lives the way they are told to, based on some writings of bronze-age semi-literate goat-herders!

And one more thing. The professional environmentalists (such as Carbonazis) are always wailing about the need for control of the human population. Did it ever not occur to you that is the purpose the gays serve? Have you never noticed that as social stress increases so does the per capita incidence of homosexuality? Far from being people who should be tolerated, it is clear to me that gays are a necessity that serve an important survival function for the human race!

Apr 29 10:24

Drone operator chased, tased by ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A drone operator was chased and tased by a ranger at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
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PHOTOS: Kilauea lava lake reaches record level
The lava lake is rising in Halema'uma'u Crater and it's putting on quite the show for visitors who have been able to see spattering above the crater rim.More

The confrontation happened after park rangers say the man refused to cooperate when he was caught using a drone to video the Kilauea volcano in an area where massive crowds have been gathering at night to witness the rising lava lake.

Several people who witnessed the situation on Saturday night reached out to Hawaii News Now -- most, describing the incident as excessive and unnecessary -- but park officials say their actions were warranted to keep a crowd of hundreds safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I have this right. Hundreds are standing at the edge of a lake of molten lava, and the Park Rangers think a 3 inch toy quad-copter is a danger to the crowd?!?

I agree; the rangers acted like thugs. What is wrong with allowing photographers to fly drones out over the lava to take pictures? If they lose the drone to Madam Pele, who does it hurt? Not much Aloha left in the Aloha state, at least for those in Federal Uniforms!

Apr 29 10:21

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World

Apr 29 10:17

Norway treats maximum security prisoners better than the US treats law abiding citizens

It’s dubbed the most humane prison on earth – a maximum security prison, in Halden, Norway, where the inmates live better than American citizens can even hope to live on the streets of Baltimore, MD, Detroit, MI, or Philadelphia, PA.

Apr 29 10:14

Psychologist: Baltimore rioters have 'Battered Community Syndrome'

The president of the St. Louis Association of Black Psychologists has come up with a unique diagnosis in connection with the Baltimore riots, saying the rioters suffer from “Battered Community Syndrome.”

In a series of tweets Tuesday, Dr. Marva Robinson explained: “Like Battered Women Syndrome, this is Battered Community Syndrome-When PTSD meets sick-n-tired, you get unmeasured rage.”

Apr 29 10:14

Air Force: If A-10s stay, F-16s headed to the boneyard

The Air Force will send some perfectly fine fighter jets to the boneyard or delay its F-35 Lightning II rollout for a year if Congress blocks retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt, according to a document recently provided to military oversight committees.

The tradeoffs would occur at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, due to limited number of personnel to maintain the A-10s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and the first advanced F-35 joint strike fighters slated to arrive later this year, the service told lawmakers.

Apr 29 10:13

Official: Baltimore Cutting Water to Hundreds of Residents and Zero Corporations

Don't shut off our water! That's what the dozens who have gathered at Baltimore's City Hall are demanding for the over 20,000 residents who may have their water cut off for not paying their water bills.

DAMIEN HENSON, BALTIMORE HOMEOWNER: About a month and a half ago I got a cutoff notice for $3720. So I was here today to tell my story and share my story, because we have a lot of unanswered questions. They don't tell you anything. They just tell you, they'll pretty much--yes. Pay the bill. They tell you pay the bill. They come out and read your meter, and the rest is on you. So I just wanted to tell my story, because I feel like it's pretty ridiculous that I have a $3700 water bill.

Apr 29 10:13

First Detroit, Now Baltimore Is Shutting Off Water To The Poor

Usually, when you see someone making a mistake, and if you’re relatively intelligent, you try hard not to replicate that mistake. Because when you see that something doesn’t work or causes unnecessary harm or danger, then the normal reflex is to head in the other direction. Try something else. Try something that works.

Which is why I’m having a rather hard time understanding why it is that the City of Baltimore has apparently made the decision to follow in the footsteps of my adopted hometown Detroit and is shutting off the water in poor peoples’ homes for falling behind on their bills while allowing the larger – and significantly wealthier – corporations and businesses to slide on by. Even though they are the ones most responsible for the related deficit that the city currently finds itself in.

Apr 29 10:12

Hull Council apologises for 'printing error' on ballot paper

Around 484 people living in east Hull who registered to vote by post after 1 April 2015 were sent out the ballot paper with the printing error.

Hull East Constituency candidates Karl Turner, standing for Labour, and Sarah Walpole, standing for the Green Party were missing from the ballot papers.

The council says ballot papers are being re-issued with a slip explaining the error.

Apr 29 10:12

Baltimore Residents protest city's planned water shut-offs

A couple of dozen protesters rallied outside City Hall on Monday to call on officials to reverse a decision to begin turning off service for water customers who are behind on their bills.

Sharon Black, a Waverly woman who helped organize the protest, called on the city to delay any water shut-offs. The protesters want the City Council to investigate the reasons why the delinquent water customers are late in paying.

"We're in a state of shock and outrage," said Black, an activist with the People's Power Assembly. "People aren't paying their water bills, because they can't afford to."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not the smartest thing for Baltimore to do right now!

Apr 29 10:09

Washington started all modern military conflicts - Russia’s General Staff

The US is the sole initiator of all modern military conflicts, maintains Russia’s top brass, adding that Washington and its allies have used military force against third parties over 50 times in a matter of just one decade.

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Apr 29 10:02

ANTI-GAY REPUBLICAN OUTED AFTER SENDING EXPLICIT PHOTOS TO A MAN ON GRINDR

Note to North Dakota state Rep. Randy Boehning: sending unsolicited explicit photos to other men via a gay dating app is a bad way to hide your sexuality. The anti-gay Republican learned that the hard way this week after he was outed by the man who received those photos, according to multiple reports.

Apr 29 09:58

UN AID WORKER SUSPENDED FOR LEAKING REPORT ON CHILD ABUSE BY FRENCH TROOPS

A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic. Sources close to the case said Anders Kompass passed the document to the French authorities because of the UN’s failure to take action to stop the abuse. The report documented the sexual exploitation of children as young as nine by French troops stationed in the country as part of international peacekeeping efforts.

Apr 29 09:51

District attorney: SWAT sniper in 2014 shooting will not face charges

No charges will be filed in the March 2014 shooting death of Ronald Tate by SWAT sniper Charles Moser, the Clark County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

The district attorney’s office concluded that Moser’s actions were “reasonably and legally justified” under the circumstances, according to a 12-page report released on its website.

“We learned after Mr. Tate’s death that in the days leading up to the incident he was legally trespassed from three different locations for erratic behavior,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “Additionally, his family shared with us that he had been displaying suicidal thoughts, including disposing of his assets and thanking his sister for her help in his life.

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I am sick and tired of this response every time the police kill another American, that somehow the victim deserved it.

Right now the police are murdering 55 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists do. Did they all somehow deserve to die?

Apr 29 09:50

IRS tells woman that she’s legally dead

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Those famous words came to mind after I spoke with Sarah Jewell, 25, from Sparta. Like most hardworking Americans, the pharmacy technician filed her tax return in February. However, instead of a refund, the IRS sent her a letter that said she was dead.

The letter read “that my Social Security number was coming up that I was deceased,” Jewell said. It just about took her breath away when she found out she’s dead. Obviously, the problem is that she’s still alive.

Apr 29 09:49

EDITORIAL: State should also shoulder blame for school testing meltdown

The Department of Education’s attempt to administer federally mandated assessments under new Common Core standards, which involved shifting all testing to computers, imploded last week when the Clark County School District halted the examinations because of constant system crashes. The online platform, administered by New Hampshire-based Measured Progress and UCLA’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, never worked properly for very long. Students couldn’t enter answers, saw questions placed out of order and dealt with mid-exam interruptions. By the time the Clark County School District gave up, many students couldn’t log into the testing server.

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Apr 29 09:44

THIS HACKER HAS IMPLANTED A CHIP IN HIS BODY TO EXPLOIT YOUR ANDROID PHONE

Plenty of people these days are prepared to augment their bodies with face furniture, piercings, rings and tattoos. But would you implant a chip in your hand to show how easy it is to exploit an Android phone? That’s what former US navy petty officer Seth Wahle did, in an attempt to demonstrate how business networks could be compromised.

Apr 29 09:39

How Monsanto’s Glyphosate Is Generating Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

More and more individuals are becoming aware of Monsanto’s evils, especially concerning it’s best-selling herbicide Round Up and its carcinogenic ingredient glyphosate. But we’re just learning about the registration of said chemicals in the form of GM crops as antibiotics. And we’re just learning how these chemicals are fueling the ever-expanding issue of antibiotic resistance.

Apr 29 09:36

I’m Sick of It

Here are 99 things I am sick of that relate to the military.

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And # 100: I'm sick of people praising American invaders & occupiers of other countries as "heroes fighting for our freedom".

Apr 29 09:30

The Collateral Damage of Mass Incarceration

A Story of Justice and Redemption is about getting closer to mass incarceration and extreme punishment in America. It is about how easily we condemn people in this country and the injustice we create when we allow fear, anger, and distance to shape the way we treat the most vulnerable among us. It's also about a dramatic period in our recent history, a period that indelibly marked the lives of millions of Americans - of all races, ages, and sexes - and the American psyche as a whole.

Apr 29 09:30

SEALs die while training in swimming pool

A Navy SEAL from Queens and another from Michigan died after a training accident in a swimming pool at a base in Virginia.

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis of Queens and Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh of Livonia were found unresponsive Friday at the bottom of the Combat Swimming Training Facility at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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The SEALS aren't what they used to be! Or these two knew something they weren't supposed to!

Apr 29 09:22

McDonald’s gets rid of 7 sandwiches

After years of bulking up its menu with everything from oatmeal to lattes to wraps, McDonald’s Corp. MCD, -0.63% has cut a number of items from its U.S. offerings.

Getting the ax: the Deluxe Quarter Pounder burger, six chicken sandwiches, and the honey mustard and chipotle barbecue snack wraps, according to Bloomberg. It was a “rolling removal” so restaurants discontinued the sandwiches as they ran out of them, company spokeswoman Lisa McComb told Bloomberg.

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Apr 29 09:20

Chemo brain is real: Researchers find first evidence cancer treatment can lead to 'chronically wandering mind'

Researchers have found the first clear evidence that 'chemo brain' where patients find it difficult to concentrate after undergoing chemotherapy, is real.

The new research shows that chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate.

The negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long been suspected, but the study is the first to explain why patients have difficulty paying attention.

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Apr 29 09:18

All MPs' expenses receipts to be published after judges throw out bid to keep them secret

All MPs' expenses receipts will have to be published after a court threw out a bid to keep them private.

The Commons expenses watchdog, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, had launched a bid to keep MPs' original claims secret.

But the Court of Appeal ruled today that it must release all the copies of receipts and invoices which have been submitted by politicians.

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Those gallon bottles of K-Y Jelly bought at the same time as those boxes of lollipops are going to raise some eyebrows, I think! :)

Apr 29 09:16

AIPAC Sponsored “Fast Track Measures” on Behalf of Israel: Congressional Legislation Targets BDS Initiatives

AIPAC-promoted/anti-BDS measures were attached as amendments to House and Senate fast track legislation introduced earlier in April.

Its purpose is to ram through Congress Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) bills global justice advocates call NAFTA on steroids – stealth corporate coup d’etats.

The House measure “discourage(s) politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel and seek(s) the elimination of politically motivated non-tariff barriers on Israeli goods, services, or other commerce imposed on the State of Israel.”

Apr 29 09:15

Ukraine's Right Sector to Picket Presidential Administration Building

Representatives of the far-right Ukrainian nationalist political movement Right Sector are due to picket the administrative building of President Poroshenko in central Kiev later on Wednesday.

Apr 29 09:14

UK’s Cameron defends 2014 Israeli war on Gaza

Cameron said in an interview with the UK-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday that Tel Aviv had a right to “defend” itself when it began its war on Gaza last July.

Israel started airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, were killed in Israel’s 50-day onslaught and over 11,100 others, including nearly 3,380 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people, were injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed during the war.

Cameron said it was “important to speak out” about standing by Israeli.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that Israel launched the attack against Gaza over three murdered Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, which Israel blamed on Hamas even though local police said there was no evidence to suggest Hamas was involved.

Apr 29 09:13

Soros Group Advocates Violence Against Cops in Baltimore

The article highlights a story from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, in which the author argues that protestor violence is an apt response to the violence perpetrated by police on residents of Baltimore throughout the years.

When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.

In the wake of the destruction, other leftist publications such as Salon also got on the violence-against-police bandwagon, running a headline that reads, “Baltimore’s violent protesters are right: Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy,” which called non-violence a sometimes “futile tactic.”

Apr 29 09:12

What Hillary Clinton Had To Say About Rioting In Baltimore

Apr 29 09:11

Rebel Dad Schools Educators on Totalitarian Attendance Policy

A Pennsylvania dad received a scolding from his children's school for doing the unthinkable: he let them MISS SCHOOL (*gasp*!) to go on a short vacation.

Michael Rossi took his nine-year-old twins on a family trip and was given what he calls a "nasty-gram" from the principal.

He posted a photo of the letter on Facebook, and it went viral...

Apr 29 09:07

Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations

Hillary Clinton’s presidential run is prompting new scrutiny of the Clintons’ financial and charitable affairs—something that’s already proved problematic for the Democratic frontrunner, given how closely these two worlds overlap. Last week, the New York Times examined Bill Clinton’s relationship with a Canadian mining financier, Frank Giustra, who has donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and sits on its board. Clinton, the story suggests, helped Giustra’s company secure a lucrative uranium-mining deal in Kazakhstan and in return received “a flow of cash” to the Clinton Foundation, including previously undisclosed donations from the company’s chairman totaling $2.35 million.

Apr 29 09:06

Rubio Amendment Set to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal

While the Senate’s upcoming Iran bill, aiming to give Congress veto power over any pact negotiated by the P5+1, already put the deal in serious jeopardy, a new amendment to it proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R – FL) seems to be the silver bullet that will kill any chance of the deal.

The Rubio Amendment would require that any nuclear deal with Iran include an explicit public endorsement from Iran of Israel’s status as a “Jewish state.”

Apr 29 09:05

A Los Angeles police officer is suing the city, alleging he was assigned to desk duty and demoted because he complained about having to meet a traffic citation-writing quota

Earl Williams filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging he was retaliated against for being a whistleblower against a practice that the suit states violates a provision of the state Vehicle Code. He seeks unspecified damages as well as attorneys' fees and an injunction banning ticket quotas within the LAPD.

Apr 29 09:04

Global warming propagandists make "breathtaking" adjustments to arctic temperature record

Paul Homewood, the blogger who noticed the discrepancies with the Paraguay temperature records, has now turned his attention to the Arctic region. His conclusion after studying the charts before and after is that the scale and geographic range of these adjustments is "breathtaking."

In nearly every Arctic station from Greenland in the West to Siberia in the East, the data has been adjusted to make the warm period in the 1930s look cooler than it actually was. This, of course, has the effect of making the Twentieth Century warming look much more dramatic than the raw data would suggest.

Will this scandalous apparent evidence-tampering ever get much coverage in the mainstream media? It certainly ought to. Think about it: if Homewood (and Anthony Watts and Steven Goddard, et al) are correct, then what it essentially means is that the entire global warming scare has been sold to us on a false prospectus.

Apr 29 08:56

Network - Mad as Hell Scene

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As relevant today as when it was first filmed!

Apr 29 08:56

Opposition amassing to ‘outdated and unsound’ trade policies

With dissent fermenting on both sides of the political aisle, more than 2,000 civil society groups are urging Congress to reject Fast Track trade authority, warning that the legislation would pave the way for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 12-nation proposal they say “replicates and expands on the most damaging provisions of past U.S. trade pacts.”

Apr 29 08:55

Tattoos may stop Apple Watch from working

Tattooed wrists can prevent the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor from functioning properly, according to some customers.

Apr 29 08:55

Medical-drug destruction of life, by the numbers

By Jon Rappoport

I’ll just give you the horrific quotes now and discuss the source afterwards:

“…appropriately prescribed prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death…About 330,000 patients die each year from prescription drugs in the US and Europe.

“They [the drugs] cause an epidemic of about 20 times more [6.6 million per year] hospitalizations, as well as falls, road accidents, and about 80 million [per year] medically minor problems such as pains, discomforts, and dysfunctions that hobble productivity or the ability to care for others.

“Deaths from overmedication, errors, and self-medication would increase these figures.”

In other words, the 330,000 deaths per year, the 6.6 million hospitalizations per year, and the 80 million “medically minor” problems per year…all of this stems from CORRECTLY PRESCRIBED medicines...

Apr 29 08:53

How Long Would the US Navy Survive in a Shooting War?

Back in the 70s, Admiral Rickover, the “father of nuclear navy,” had to answer the question before the U.S. Senate: “How long would our aircraft carriers survive in a battle against the Russian Navy?” His response caused disillusionment: “Two or three days before they sink, maybe a week if they stay in the harbor.”

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The actual weakness of our naval forces was hammered home by two recent incidents. The first involved the USS Donald Cook, an Aegis ship, which in theory can detect, track, and engage 90 aerial targets simultaneously, which was totally paralyzed by the electronic warfare systems of a single Russian aircraft. The Aegis system is the main air-defense system for a carrier battle group. If it is not working, missiles will find their main target; the carrier itself. As a side note, another Aegis ship, the USS Chancellorsville, was put out of commission for six months and suffered $30 million in damage when struck by one of its own drones!

The second incident happened during war games in the Atlantic in which the French submarine Saphir successfully penetrated a carrier battle group centered on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and succeeded in "sinking" not only the carrier but several of the screening ships without being detected, not even by the Los Angeles class attack sub that was part of the defensive screen. Coupled with the known problems with the Independence class Littoral combat ships, the F-22, the F-35, etc. it is clear that US weapons are visually impressive, very expensive, and as hopelessly out of touch with the reality of war in the 21st century as traditional battleships were in WW2.

Apr 29 08:46

Google officially doubles EU lobbying – but true figure is surely higher

Google doubled its EU lobbying efforts last year – but the real figure is likely to be much higher than it has declared, as it doesn’t include money spent on ongoing disputes.

Apr 29 08:42

Northeast US Having Its Coldest Year On Record

President Obama is trying to convince lawmakers in Washington DC that they are overheating, as they are living through the coldest start to a year on record.

Apr 29 08:38

Worst fire since 1992 getting close to Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine

According to him, about 400 hectares of forest are engulfed in flames. "At 18.30 the situation with forest fires around Chernobyl has deteriorated. The flame is again engulfing the forest at the approaches to Chernobyl NPP. Upper level fire and sharp gusts of wind created a serious threat of fire spreading 20 km away from the Chernobyl NPP", - reported Avakov.

Because of the fire in Chernobyl the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk immediately arrived at the area and convened the Commission on Emergency Situations. The national guard and Interior Ministry units have been called up.

"Yatsenyuk and officers of the Emergency Situations Service are working on site, in the vicinity of the line of fire," - writes the Minister of the Interior.

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The problem are those plutonium burial pits. where Chernobyl disposed of the spent reactor fuel rods. They are highly radioactive and highly flammable. If they catch fire, the resulting spread of radiation will dwarf the original Chernobyl disaster!

Apr 29 08:36

This will make the world sorry it put a CIA death squad in charge of chernobyl

The fire encompasses the plutonium burial areas. According to State Emergency Service (GSChS) the fire blazes already near the village. It is 13 km from the station. People are close to panic. The Deputy Director on scientific work of the Museum of Chernobyl, Anna Royal, said:

The fire had already moved in close to Chernobyl, the radioactive waste burial site. There is one of the most polluted places. Nearby the burial of radioactive waste. Plutonium is one of the most dangerous elements that infects the haematopoietic system of a person. As long as nobody touches it, this element is not dangerous. But if in the street the wind and the fire, plutonium particles can rise a meter and be transported over long distances.

Meanwhile, as reported by the interior Minister Arsen Avakov, to extinguish the fire involved the national guard. In Kiev, there are rumors that some deputies of the Verkhovna Rada and members of the government have taken out of town for their families.

Apr 29 08:33

181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department

The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures.

The following chart shows entities that donated to the foundation and lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure. The totals include funding from both the corporate and charitable arms of listed companies (the Gates and Walton foundations are named to illustrate that point). The chart does not account for contributions made by executives, and it may omit some companies who made contributions or lobbied through subsidiaries.

Apr 29 08:32

An iPad glitch grounded several dozen American Airlines planes

American Airlines flights experienced significant delays this evening after pilots’ iPads—which the airline uses to distribute flight plans and other information to the crew—abruptly crashed. “Several dozen” flights were affected by the outage, according to a spokesperson for the airline.

“The pilot told us when they were getting ready to take off, the iPad screens went blank, both for the captain and copilot, so they didn’t have the flight plan,” Toni Jacaruso, a passenger on American flight #1654 from Dallas to Austin, told Quartz.

“The pilot came on and said that his first mate’s iPad powered down unexpectedly, and his had too, and that the entire 737 fleet on American had experienced the same behavior,” said passenger Philip McRell, who was also on flight #1654. “It seemed unprecedented and very unfamiliar to the pilots.”

Apr 29 08:32

Litvinenko Wasn't Poisoned by Putin. He Was Likely Smuggling the Polonium That Killed Him

There are many things wrong with the “Putin did it” story. For one there is no motive, even with Litvinenko being a critic of Russia, he was no threat whatsoever to Putin. The man worked with Chechen terrorists and the Israeli-Russian oligarchs. But just assuming that there was a sufficient motive to kill him, think about this: Why would Russia use a very rare, very expensive, and easily traceable radioactive substance to kill him instead of some cheap poison or just shooting him? Why risk smuggling radioactive material into the UK which is an act of war?

Apr 29 08:30

It's Official: Obama 'The Worst US President for Israel'

Israelis overwhelmingly view Barack Obama as the worst US president for Israel in the last 30 years, a poll has shown. And while that result may come as no surprise, the degree to which respondents viewed Obama negatively is certainly remarkable.

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Wear your Kevlar undies, Barack. People that Israel does not like get shot at!

Apr 29 08:29

Federal Government Ordered to Explain Why it Needs a Cell Phone Kill Switch

Monday is the court-ordered deadline for the government to explain a secretive policy that allows it to use a “kill switch” on cell phone service among the population. The policy, adopted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2005, is called Standard Operating Procedure 303.

Apr 29 08:29

Aid flights to Yemen blocked after Saudi Arabian jets bomb airport runway

Planned aid flights to Yemen have been blocked after Saudi Arabian jets bombed the runway at Sana’a airport on Tuesday.

Aircraft belonging to the Saudi Arabian-led coalition carried out the bombings on Tuesday afternoon to prevent an Iranian plane from landing in the Yemeni capital, a spokesman for the coalition said.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri said the plane had not coordinated with coalition authorities and the pilot had ignored a warning to turn back. The bombing of the runway made it unusable for planned aid flights, he said.

Apr 29 08:28

Boycott to intensify after Israeli ban on South African minister’s trip to Palestine

Last week Israel denied entry to South African higher education minister Blade Nzimande. The minister had intended to travel to Ramallah to discuss academic cooperation with institutions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

A spokesperson for the ministry told South African media that the justification Israel gave was that Nzimande is “one of the most vocal anti-Israeli government ministers.”

A broad alliance of South African civil society organizations responded Monday to the Israeli ban by promising to intensify its program of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. They presented a new plan of action at a press conference Monday, South Africa’s Freedom Day.

Apr 29 08:28

Prince Charles' best friend abused 22 children at one school

The pedophile friend of Prince Charles went unmonitored as he preyed on girls in an intensive care unit, the principal's office and his camper van.

Apr 29 08:28

Hospital bombed by Israel “back in business” but not rebuilt, says Gaza doctor

Last July, during Israel’s 51-day attack on the Gaza Strip that killed approximately 2,220 Palestinian women, men and children, the Israeli army bombed and shelled homes, offices, schools, infrastructure, United Nations shelters, hospitals and clinics.

In a series of airstrikes, Israeli forces completely leveled the al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital, the only one of its kind in Gaza.

Al-Wafa serves the needs of the disabled and the elderly, many needing round-the-clock care and monitoring. Since al-Wafa was bombed to rubble, medical staff have been treating their patients in a secondary location and are raising funds to rebuild the main hospital.

Apr 29 08:27

Paul Craig Roberts: Truth Has Been Murdered

The Obama regime and its neocon monsters and European vassals have resurrected a Nazi government and located it in Ukraine. Read this statement by Elena Bondarenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

Apr 29 08:26

Dr Brandt WAS offended by Kimmy Schmidt caricature, friends claim as it emerges he started spending Saturday nights injecting himself with fillers

Hupert revealed that Brandt had been taking medication for his depression

Apr 29 08:25

Using Cash? Prove You’re Not a Terrorist

By Jeff Thomas

Recently, France decided to crack down on those people who make cash payments and withdrawals and who hold small bank accounts. The reason given was, not surprisingly, to “fight terrorism,” the handy catchall justification for any new restriction governments wish to impose on their citizens. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin stated at the time, “[T]errorism feeds on fraud, money laundering, and petty trafficking.” ...

Do you need to make a deposit on a car? That might be suspect. Did you just deposit a dividend you received? It might be a payment from a terrorist organisation. Planning a holiday and need some cash? You might need to be investigated for terrorism.

And France is not alone...

Apr 29 08:19

"Fast Track" Flouts the Constitution

On Saturday, just a few days after the president accused her of spreading "misinformation," about the TPP trade deal I like to call SHAFTA, the Massachusetts senator hit back hard in a letter to the White House.

While the Obama administration has, she pointed out, given 500 or so corporate lobbyists inside access to TPP negotiations, it has left the public completely in the dark.

In fact, as Senator Warren went on to write, "It is currently illegal for the press, experts, advocates, or the general public to review the text of this agreement. And while ... Members of Congress may 'walk over ... and read the text of the agreement' -- as we have done -- [we] are prohibited by law from discussing the specifics of that text in public."

That's right -- members of Congress, the elected representatives of "We the People" can't talk to the public about the biggest trade treaty in US history.

Apr 29 08:18

Iran breaks oil export record

Iran has for the first time in a decade been able to export seven million barrels of oil in one day from a southern terminal, said an official on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the sanctions aren't working. Indeed, like the Russian sanctions, they have causes far more damage to American businesses than to the Iranian ones!

Apr 29 08:18

Is Democracy As We Know It Unraveling?

The world’s democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.

Apr 29 08:16

Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution.

Apr 29 08:15

Police’s “breaking story” on Freddie Gray’s recent spinal surgery – insult and mockery

It’s understandable and not surprising that police and their sympathizers would want to grab at straws to distance these officers from the terrible fate Freddie Gray suffered at their hands, but this is truly feeble and pathetic.

Even if it’s true that Freddie Gray had a car accident that gave him some whiplash, that does nothing to absolve the police of responsibly for his death from a severed spine, or explain why another man died ten years from the same injuries at the hands of the same police force.

But according to them, ‘Freddie should have stayed home, instead of going out to sell drugs.’ Never mind that there was never any evidence that he was engaged in such activities.

Apr 29 08:13

The Era of Wealthy Entitlement

Because of irresponsible reporting by conservative sources, many Americans have been led to believe that social programs are bankrupting our nation. The mainstream media fawningly concurs, with statements like this from USA Today: “The massive deficits…[and] chronic underfunding…are largely the result of Washington’s habit of committing too much money to benefit programs.” States are now beginning to attack imagined safety net abuses, such as the use of food stamp funds to pay for fortune tellers and pleasure cruises.

Apr 29 08:12

The Raisin Administrative Committee Strikes Back!

With an annual budget now approaching $4 trillion, it’s not surprising that the US government has quite a few departments that most of us know nothing about.

And with a budget deficit of $486 billion projected for 2015, you would hope that Congress is diligently striving to abolish agencies whose functions are no longer needed. Perhaps that’s what Congress had in mind in 1996, when it voted to disband the “Board of Tea Examiners.” For nearly a century, this group of tea tasters met twice a year to inspect tea to determine if it was of a high enough quality to be sold in the US. But for nearly two decades, US tea drinkers have somehow survived without it.

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