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June 13, 2015

Jun 13 10:01

Real Racism is Supported by Lies

A new micro-doc lashes out at Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Cenk Uygur, and Rachel Maddow for spreading the lie of "hands up, don't shoot," which gave rise to protests and even rioting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Jun 13 10:00

Hate Monger Pam Gellar Again Attacks Muslims

What an empty, lonely, devoid of meaning this Gellar must live, to fill out her meaningless days sowing hatred and fear into people's minds. If she was as concerned how her soul looked as she was her 60 yo body, she might be a decent person, but not until pigs start flying and Pamela learns that love doesn't come from a battery-powered device.

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Jun 13 09:34

China confirms test of supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle

Chinese defence ministry has confirmed the test of a supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, a move described by the US as an “extreme manoeuvre” amid tension in the South China Sea.

The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehicle - which the US has dubbed the “Wu-14” - was carried out on Sunday. It was the People Liberation Army’s fourth test of the weapon in 18 months.

“The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory is normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country and specific goals,” Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted the defence ministry as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FLASHBACK 2010 - An ealry test of the system?

Jun 13 09:30

Shoplifting and Government Plunder

"Is shoplifting an issue?" I asked.

"Oh, you wouldn't believe the amount of theft. Or from local government either."


"I got my annual property tax bill in the mail, expecting the usual $10. They'd jacked it up to $450."

"What?!" I was feeling like an echo chamber.

"Yeah. I keep an acre in alfalfa for a couple horses, but I hadn't sold any hay for awhile. So they pulled my agriculture exemption.

"My neighbors on fixed income can't pay the increase; aren't not able to work the land like they used to. Kids have moved away. They're looking at having to sell off land that's been in the family for generations or hundreds of years. To pay this stupid tax."

Jun 13 09:27

This is What We Think Happened With ObamaTrade Today and Why We Think it Will be WORSE Now

As mentioned in our previous story about what happened with ObamaTrade today, there is a ton of confusion circling the results. Hopefully this post will clarify where we are and where we’re likely headed.

For starters, ObamaTrade is not dead. It wasn’t killed in the House today. Not at all. In fact, the TPA was passed. The TPA was previously thought to have been the most challenging part of the package.

Jun 13 09:25

An Open Letter to President Obama - 2015

Mr. President, it seems to me that you have little faith in American ingenuity, American capability, American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.

You seem to think that America needs a monolithic, big brother type government to oversee and regulate every aspect of American life, that citizens are not competent to control their own affairs and make their own decisions without some oppressive bureaucracy to call the shots.

Mr. President, the answer is not government, conversely, the problem is government. A government that has doubled the national debt, increased unemployment, lowered take home pay, increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine.

Jun 13 09:19

JW Beats IRS in Court

Calling all conservative activists, citizens and groups who were silenced and harassed by the Obama Internal Revenue Service in the run-up to the 2012 elections and beyond — you should know that we have moved a few steps closer to holding the Obama administration accountable for its criminal misuse of the federal tax-collecting agency.

We are pleased to announce that Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a Judicial Watch request to issue an order requiring the IRS to provide answers by June 12, 2015, on the status of the Lois Lerner emails the IRS had previously declared lost. Judicial Watch raised questions about the IRS’ handling of the missing emails issue in a June 2 court filing, demanding answers about Lois Lerner’s emails, which had been recovered from backup tapes. Judge Sullivan issued the court order on June 4, 2015.

Jun 13 09:17

Billionaire Bunkers: Exclusive Look Inside the World's Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

For the very first time, a modern day Noah’s Ark has opened its doors for an exclusive inside look offering up plans for the ultimate Billionaire bunker and doomsday escape.

Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After the collapse we can just cement over all the money-junkies' bunkers.

Jun 13 09:16

Great News! Rand Paul's 'Stand with Israel' Amendment FAILS 5-14

Paul said he was "deeply disappointed" that his 'Stand with Israel' amendment failed, and that enemy governments continue to "seek the destruction of one of our nation’s biggest allies, Israel." Paul reassured his masters, however, that "My support has not and will not waiver."

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Can we crowdfund a one-way ticket for Rand to move to Israel?

Jun 13 09:08


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These are SOOOOOOOOO cool!

Jun 13 09:08

France Wants Google to Apply ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling Worldwide or Face Penalties

France’s privacy watchdog on Friday called on Google to apply a European data protection ruling to its global domains or face financial penalties.

Jun 13 08:49

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone spike to highest level since March

Sierra Leone is introducing new curfews for two northern districts after a spike in new Ebola cases to the highest level in months, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Friday.

The 18-month-long Ebola epidemic has killed more than 11,100 people in West Africa, although weekly numbers of new cases have fallen sharply from last year's peaks. One of the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, was declared Ebola-free in May.

Jun 13 08:44

US confident there was no cyber-spying breach in Iran talks

The US State Department — on the front lines of the sensitive Iran nuclear negotiations — said Thursday it was confident there had been no security breach, after Swiss and Austrian investigators launched probes into alleged cyber-spying.

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"We are clueless and proud of it! We are the State Department!"

Jun 13 08:43

Najafi: Israel's Spying on Nuclear Talks Expected

Iran's top envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog agency said Israel's spying on the nuclear talks was nothing unexpected to Tehran.

"The nuclear negotiations has enemies, specially the Zionist regime that does not want the talks to succeed. Owing to the same fact, they would spare no efforts and their spying was and is not an unexpected issue," Reza Najafi said on Friday.

Yet, the IAEA envoy stressed that the negotiators have always adopted the necessary precautions.

A cybersecurity firm has identified breaches in its software at three luxury Swiss hotels from a virus considered a hallmark of Israeli intelligence operations. The three hotels hosted the Iran nuclear talks.

Jun 13 08:41

Norwegian pension fund divests from Israeli occupation

Norway's largest pension fund has excluded two companies "on the grounds of their exploitation of natural resources in occupied territory on the West Bank."

KLP, which manages a US$70 billion investment portfolio, formally excluded Heidelberg Cement and Cemex on June 1, following a period of investigation and engagement. The combined worth of KLP's shareholdings in both HeidelbergCement and Cemex was approximately $5 million.

Heidelberg Cement and Cemex, leading global suppliers of building materials, operate quarries in the West Bank through their respective Israeli subsidiaries. According to KLP, "the companies pay licence fees and royalties to the state of Israel" while "the products deriving from the quarries are sold primarily for use in Israel's domestic construction market."

Jun 13 08:34

Aussie PM Pressed on 'Paid' Boat Returns

Rights groups and opposition politicians say allegations that Australian border officials paid human-smugglers thousands of dollars to abandon their journey have damaged the nation's credibility.

According to Indonesian police, the captain of a human-smuggling boat said Australian border personnel paid him and his crew thousands of dollars to turn their vessel around and return to Indonesia.

Jun 13 08:33

Egypt Opens Gaza Border Crossing

Egypt opened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza in both directions Saturday for the first time in three months.

The crossing is scheduled to be opened for three days, allowing Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip.

Jun 13 08:30

6 Military Fakes You Won't Believe Fooled the World

We've all met a bullshitter -- the guy who claims he's been in a ton of street fights, or a secret agent. But nothing is worse than the fake war heroes -- dudes who want all of the glory and cool stories of people who served without the actual "risking their lives" part. It's not surprising that those ridiculous, compulsive liars exist. It's surprising that some of them managed to fool the world.

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For every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill!

Jun 13 08:28

Haim Saban Threatens Orange and Companies Boycotting Israel with Retribution

During their Las Vegas anti-BDS “Maccabee Summit,” Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, sat down for a joint interview with an Israeli Channel 2 TV reporter. She raised the issue of Orange CEO, Stephane Richard’s abject apology to Israel for suggesting his company would like to be rid of its Israeli affiliate. Saban replied with a tone of menace in his voice that any country that is even thinking about boycotting Israel should think twice because the harsh treatment being meted out to Richard is just the beginning for him. In other words, if you’re a corporate CEO and want to keep your job, heed Saban’s warning or you may be out in the street.

Jun 13 08:28

Chief: Sniper shoots suspect in attack on Dallas police

Dallas' police chief says a sniper has shot the suspect in an overnight attack on police headquarters and that the department is checking to see if he's still alive.

Police Chief David Brown says an officer shot the suspect Saturday morning while the suspect was holed up in a van in a parking lot in the Dallas suburb of Hutchins. He says the man told police he had explosives in the van.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PR stunt to make us all feel sorry for the police.

Jun 13 08:20

How Companies Mask Runaway Inflation

Do you feel like you’re running out of pepper more often these days?

Or maybe you recently realized that no, you are not in fact sweating more, the deodorant sticks you’ve been buying for years have simply gotten smaller lately.

Or worst of all, have you noticed that Slim Jims have gotten shorter?

If any of the above applies, rest assured it is not your imagination, it is simply a symptom of corporate America attempting to hide runaway inflation — you know, that runaway inflation which the Fed has certainly not created by running the printing presses at full tilt for five years.

Known as “weight out” in the corporate world and “slack fill” in litigation, it’s a simple strategy that’s been readily apparent in bags of potato chips for years and although it can, in some instances, get companies sued, that’s nonetheless preferable to eating the cost of higher input prices.

Jun 13 08:19

Will Israel’s “whiff from hell” weapon be used to crush US protests?

US police departments are interested in procuring the foul-smelling skunk water that Israeli forces routinely use on Palestinians, according to The Economist.

The Economist, which refers to skunk water as “a whiff from hell,” reports that the weapon “has attracted the interest of law-enforcement agencies in America which, after riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, crave better ways to scatter rioters without killing or injuring them.”

Jun 13 08:18

Amcha attempt to block “Palestinian Voices” university course fails

An anti-Palestinian campus watchdog attempted to shut down a student-led course on the history of Palestine at the University of California at Riverside (UCR). But the university this week rebuked the group’s efforts and stated its commitment to academic freedom.

The Amcha Initiative spearheaded demands to have the UCR administration investigate the course. Amcha has a history of obsessive attempts to silence criticism of Israeli policy and label supporters of Palestinians’ rights as anti-Semites.

Jun 13 08:17

Judge orders University of Illinois to release Steven Salaita emails

Illinois Circuit Judge Thomas Difanis today ordered the University of Illinois to release thousands of pages of emails that may cast light on the state institution’s decision to fire Steven Salaita last August.

The decision in the Champaign County Court was a big victory for Salaita, who brought a lawsuit against the university under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Difanis rejected the university’s claims that the request would be too burdensome and agreed with Salaita’s lawyers that there was a significant public interest in whether hiring decisions by the university have been unduly influenced by donors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oops! Looks like we stored those emails on Hillary's email server and they got erased!" -- U Ill

Jun 13 08:15

Foreign Policy Nightmare: President Lindsey Graham Would Go To War in Iraq AND Syria

If you want to avoid war, Lindsey Graham has some news for you – do not bother voting for him.

In an interview with Fox News, the would-be Republican Presidential Candidate said this:

“I’m trying to tell the American people, the Republican primary voter: The only way I know to defend this country is to send some of us back to Iraq and eventually to Syria to dig these guys out of the ground, destroy the caliphate, kill as any of them as you can, hold territory and help people over there help themselves.”

Jun 13 07:50

Amherst Student Was Expelled for Rape. But He Was Raped, Evidence Shows.

Amherst College expelled a male student who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student while he was blacked out. Again, while he was blacked out. The woman he allegedly assaulted was fully lucid.

Jun 13 07:50

Elon Musk Won’t Go Into Genetic Engineering Because of “The Hitler Problem”

As far as the future of humanity goes, there are five areas that will shape us the most: the internet, sustainable energy, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and human genetic code manipulation.

Elon Musk, one of the greatest innovators of our time, has already helped shape three of those areas — he co-founded Paypal for online financial transactions, Tesla Motors has given us a future with automobiles that don’t require fossil fuels, and SpaceX is making leaps into affordable and efficient space exploration.

Jun 13 05:57

China forbids its construction workers from building Israeli settlements

Israel’s talks on migrant workers with China are deadlocked due to Beijing refusing to allow its citizens to participate in the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Jun 13 05:37

Secret War on Cash: “Discussions at Bilderberg Centered Around Capital Controls, Abolition of Cash”

The world’s elite are meeting in secret this week at the Bilderberg meeting, set at a luxury resort in Telfs-Buchen, Austria.

Investigative journalists have confirmed that the private discussions among top power brokers across the globe include arrangements to restrict currency and penalize – or ultimately even ban – cash.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 13 04:05

EU Court of Justice opens door for lawsuits against Greece

Judges at the EU Court of Justice said there was nothing to indicate the lawsuits by Germany-based investors were “manifestly outside” the scope of EU law. “The road is free and we can now go ahead and sue,” said Olaf Hoepner, a lawyer who represents at least 260 claimants in pending cases.

Jun 13 03:52

Gold And Silver – Elite NWO Checkmate? US Lacks Direction.

Jun 13 03:48

Spanish government to tax consumers who store their own renewable energy

The Spanish government is planning to tax homes that produce their own energy through solar power and store some of it using batteries.

Jun 13 03:37

German, Mexican firms blacklisted by Norway pension fund over Israeli occupation roles

The Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement can chalk up another success this week, as a $65 billion Norwegian public sector pension fund announced it would not invest in two firms linked to the Israeli occupation.

Jun 13 03:28

Russia demands investigation of attack on consulate general in Kharkov

Moscow demands that an attack on Russia’s Consulate General in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov be investigated, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Jun 12 22:49

Rusell Brand Lol

Jun 12 18:30

Great News! Rand Paul's 'Stand with Israel' Amendment FAILS 5-14

Rand Paul said he was "deeply disappointed" that his 'Stand with Israel' amendment failed, and that enemy governments continue to "seek the destruction of one of our nation’s biggest allies, Israel." Paul reassured his masters, however, that "My support has not and will not waiver."

Jun 12 15:47

Obama-backed trade bill fails in the House

“To the surprise of very few, another procedural snafu has emerged,” Earnest said in an attempt to play down the outcome.

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The video of Press Secretary Josh Earnest (that's gotta be a made up name for that position) is where it's revealed Obama views Americans expressing their views about the laws of the country and participating in their government as a "procedural snafu."

Jun 12 15:31

Bilderberg 2015: Cold war dinosaurs drive a wedge between EU & Russia

I’ve extended the hand of friendship to one of the group’s most prominent members – now what’s called for is some public exposure Mustafa Koç arrives at Bilderberg 2015.

Jun 12 15:23

Voter Fraud: What You Need To Know

Lee Ann McAdoo talks with former candidate Laura Pressley about how the election was stolen from her and how they did it.

Jun 12 15:23

Mark Hackard -Russia and the West: Cold War & Espionage History

Mark Hackard is an independent foreign policy analyst. He earned a BA in Russian Language from Georgetown University and an MA in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University. He studies the intersection of political culture, religion and strategic issues, which he approaches from a traditionalist-conservative position. Mark joins us to speak about his work at the websites Soul of the East and Espionage History Archive. Our discussion begins with the subject of Russian intelligence history during the Cold War and going all the way back to The Great Game of the 19th century Napoleonic Wars. Mark gives an overview of the coveted resource rich heartland of Russia, a land mass that has been targeted for domination by Western financial oligarchs for millennia.

Jun 12 15:17

ADL delights in Diane Rehm fingering wrong official as dual Israeli citizen

Jun 12 15:10

CrossTalk: Obama's Failure

The Islamic State continues to thrive and establish itself as a power base in the Middle East.


Jun 12 15:04

Virginia Teenager Charged With Providing 'Material Support' For ISIS Through Tweets, Blog Posts About Privacy And Bitcoin

Wherein the Justice Department declares instructions on how to use Bitcoin to be "material support for terrorism."

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, admitted Thursday that he was behind the the now-suspended Twitter account @Amreekiwitness, which at one point had over 4,000 followers. Through it, according to a Department of Justice statement on Amin, he provided instructions on how to use the world’s dominant online cryptocurrency, and how to set up a Bitcoin wallet for would-be donors. In corresponding blog posts, Amin added more advanced tips, like recommending the use of the anonymizing Dark Wallet.

He was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organization, charges that carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Jun 12 15:02

Former director: Clinton administration bankrupted CIA ahead of 9/11

The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? What about all that cash the CIA was raking in from the Iran-Contra drug smuggling that was going on in Arkansas just before Clinton became President?

Jun 12 14:53

US spends $9 million a day on ISIL war: Pentagon

The United States has spent more than $2.7 billion on the military campaign against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, averaging more than $9 million a day, the Pentagon says.

Jun 12 14:53

Bill C-51 Passed in Canada But Repeal Plans are Already in the Works

David Christopher, Communications Manager of OpenMedia says this legislation is one of the most extreme pieces of legislation approved.

Jun 12 14:45

Front porch not public space, Iowa Supreme Court rules

The Iowa Supreme Court overturned a Waterloo woman’s conviction for public intoxication, ruling Friday she was intoxicated on the front porch of her home — which isn’t a public place according to law.

Waterloo police arrested Patience Paye after she reported a domestic violence incident on June 22, 2013, according to the ruling. Paye stepped outside on the porch when officers arrived because she didn’t want to upset her children inside the home.

Jun 12 14:43

Hillary's star-studded bash replaced Rangel's party at the Plaza Hotel

It would be understandable if Rep. Charles Rangel feels a bit peeved that Hillary Clinton is throwing a star-studded fundraiser for her presidential campaign June 27 at the Plaza Hotel.

It was supposed to be Mr. Rangel’s party.

According to an insider, the longtime Harlem congressman had planned to throw his annual birthday fundraiser at the same venue, on the same night, with the same stars—Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and, yes, Hillary Clinton.

But somehow it became a Hillary for America event. Tickets start at $2,700.

Jun 12 14:39

Bitcoin Shop Cofres Bitcoin Gets Smashed by a Car in Alleged Accident

South America’s first bitcoin exchange is assaulted with a one ton FIAT:

On June 9 at 5:02 AM the driver aimed his car between large support columns then bailed out before impact at Cofres Bitcoin, located at Plaza Independencia 823 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The driver was not under the influence. He was detained by police.

Since April 2014, Cofres Bitcoin has served as a bitcoin transaction point and safe deposit box facility. The boxes were not damaged nor was anything stolen.

The location has become well known for its open, public letters about 911 truth directed at the president of Uruguay. Uruguay has given refuge to a number of Guantanamo prisoners, who were never charged with a crime.

Where is CNN? Why isn’t this considered an act of Terrorism? Is it only t-t-t-terrorism when certain classes of people are the victims and when it suits the narrative of certain interest groups and their agenda?

Jun 12 14:29

Has Rahm Emanuel lost his financial nerve?

He's just won re-election, with his clout presumably now as great as it ever will be.

He has a first-class financial crisis to take advantage of—and constituents, especially in the business community, who know the time really has come to make tough decisions.

So why is Mayor Rahm Emanuel suddenly acting like a fiscal wimp, engaging in the kind of can-kicking that got Chicago into trouble?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because there is nothing else he can do!

Jun 12 14:20

The revealing remarks of a central banker

Remarks last week by the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, likening the efforts of central bankers to keep the global financial system afloat to the ability of J. M. Barrie’s fictional character Peter Pan to fly are both extraordinary and revealing.

Jun 12 14:19

Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods

The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.”

Jun 12 14:16

Updated: Several killed, many injured in separate explosions in Swedish cities Malmö and Gothenburg

Several people have been killed and many more injured in a car explosion in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

Yesterday evening, a newspaper deliverer, 35, and a man in his 40s have been injured in an explosion in the southern Swedish city of Malmö.

Jun 12 14:16

Israel Used Same Duqu Malware To Hack Kaspersky, Spy On Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

The virus used to hack the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs is an improved version of the malicious software that was used in an attempt to monitor nuclear negotiations with Iran, according to Kaspersky. Israel is believed to be behind both hacks, as each strain of malware is also a variant of the Stuxnet virus deployed against Iran by the U.S. and Israel in 2010.

Kaspersky dubbed the newest virus Duqu 2.0, an updated version of the Duqu virus that targeted three European luxury hotels where diplomats from around the world were staying when they congregated to iron out details of the Iranian nuclear deal over the past 18 months. Representatives from the U.K., the U.S., China, France, Germany and Russia (the so-called P5+1) were on hand for the negotiations, though from afar Israel loudly protested the plan to ease the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program.

Jun 12 14:11

Netflix Accounts for 33% of Internet Traffic

According to new research, Netflix accounts for just over 33% of non-mobile internet traffic.

Jun 12 14:06

Fabius hopes Paris climate talks can reverse Copenhagen failure

A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord, France's foreign minister said in an interview with Reuters.

Senior officials from almost 200 nations will meet from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris to try to rise above the collapse of the last global climate-change conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and nail down an elusive final agreement.

They hope to build on various national plans for limits on

rising world greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020.

Jun 12 14:03

War on Donbass Resumes, Western Media Remains Silent

The recent shelling of Donetsk and surrounding areas, carried out by Kiev’s military forces, has effectively ended the ceasefire and whatever illusions still remained of the Minsk 2 agreements. While there had been instances of violence before that of recent days, the level of intensity and bloodshed has undoubtedly escalated.

Jun 12 13:52

Russian Armata tank is 20 years ahead of anything in the West

Bristling with state of the art weaponry, armed with a remote control turret, and equipped with outer armour that explodes on impact to stop shells reaching the crew inside - this is the new Russian tank that its makers claim is 20 years ahead of anything in the West.

Jun 12 13:50

Why the Founding Fathers Would Oppose Fast Track

Tomorrow members of Congress plan to take a controversial, career-defining vote on Fast Tracking the largest expansion to date of the unpopular status quo trade model. A majority of the U.S. public, most House Democrats and a sizeable bloc of House Republicans stand in opposition.

Jun 12 13:39

Poroshenko appoints political ally and war veteran as new governor of embattled Donetsk Oblast

War-weary Donetsk Oblast got its third governor in less than a year. President Petro Poroshenko on June 11 appointed Pavlo Zhebrivskyi and publicly introduced him in the coastal city of Mariupol, the Azov Sea port city 20 kilometers west of the war front.

Jun 12 13:32

The Heroic Anti-TPP Action by Alan B. Morrison — and More to Come

On June 10th, Alan B. Morrison, one of America’s leading Constitutional lawyers, sent a letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, explaining why U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would violate the U.S. Constitution.

Jun 12 13:31

Airstrikes destroy part of Yemen's UNESCO heritage site

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen destroyed historic houses on Friday in the center of the capital, Sanaa, a UNESCO world heritage site. Rescue teams digging through the debris pulled the bodies of six civilians from under the rubble.

The bombing drew swift condemnation from the U.N. cultural agency, whose chief expressed sorrow at the loss of human life and the destruction of priceless architectural heritage.

Yemen's conflict has left millions of the Arab world's poorest nation in dire need of humanitarian assistance in just about everything - from fuel to water, food, electricity and medical supplies - as civilians are increasingly caught in the crossfire.

Jun 12 13:28

House passes Obama's 'fast-track' authority to negotiate trade deal

President Barack Obama has succeeded in obtaining controversial “fast-track” approval for his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the House of Representatives.

Jun 12 13:06

Europe’s economic war on Israel

When it comes to dealing with the increasing calls to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, the United States and Europe are moving in two opposite directions.

Last week, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law legislation that bars public entities from conducting business with companies that discriminate against Israel. It’s the first of its kind, though other states are likely to follow suit.

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But of course it was okay when Germany was the target!

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Jun 12 12:59

Clinton Cash Goes Missing for a Controversial 2014 NYU Speech

On May 21 of this year, the Clinton Foundation revealed that there was an additional $26.4 million in speaking fees that had been paid to Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton that had not previously been broken out to the public because the fees had been donated to the Clinton Foundation. The payments came from universities, foreign sources, and corporations. The Foundation said the funds had previously been reported to the IRS as “revenue” rather than donations and that is why the donors’ names had not previously been reported.

Two speeches given by Bill Clinton at NYU Commencements are missing from both Hillary’s financial disclosures for herself and Bill, as well as missing from the Clinton Foundation’s disclosures. One of those speeches was highly controversial and not likely to be a missed reporting detail.

Jun 12 12:58

Deutsche Post workers continue strike

Postal workers in Germany have been involved in a periodic and limited strike over the last month to oppose a 20 percent pay cut that Deutsche Post DHL is seeking through outsourcing parcel delivery to a low-cost subsidiary.

The newly formed Delivery GmbH with 49 regional branches is set to take over package deliveries from the partially state-owned postal company. The new company already has a contract with the ver.di trade union for freight and logistical workers, which pays twenty percent less than the rate paid to Deutsche Post DHL workers.

Jun 12 12:56

Russian Developers Create Interface That Controls Machines by Thought

Ever imagined that you could just think about turning on the TV without getting up to find the remote?
Well, it just so happens that Russian developers claim to have created a “brain-computer” technology that allows for machines to be controlled by the power of thought.

Jun 12 12:53

U.S. Backs Down on St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

U.S. businesses and individuals attending the event will face no punishment, however the White House maintains that their attendance is “not recommended”.

Jun 12 12:50

Donbass Protests Demand Justice for Victims of American War in Ukraine

In Donetsk thousands protest Ukraine army shelling which claimed its latest victims - an 11 year old girl and her father - while US arms and trains this same army.
With sorrow and rage, people in the Donbass region have ripped aside the veil of U.S. diplomatic maneuvering to reveal what is truly happening there: ongoing war crimes against children and other civilians by forces loyal to the extreme right-wing Ukrainian government backed by Washington.

Jun 12 12:44

Russia demands investigation of attack on consulate general in Kharkov

"On June 11 during a reception on the occasion of Russia Day, a group of vandals, with connivance of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, attacked the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kharkov," the ministry said.
"The national emblem of the Russian Federation was desecrated as a result, and the building sustained considerable damage," it said. "By that, the Ukrainian side once again grossly violated its international commitments under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations," the ministry said.
"The Russian side demands that the Ukrainian side conduct thorough investigation of what happened, find and punish the participants of the disgraceful provocation and those who ordered it, and compensate for damage inflicted," the ministry said.

Jun 12 12:42

DHS Agent Says She Was Stripped Of Gun, Nearly Lost Daughter After Blowing Whistle On Immigration Visa Program

A Department of Homeland Security agent testified Thursday that she nearly lost custody of her 1-year-old adopted daughter and was told that she could not own a personal firearm after she voiced concerns about a little known federal program that grants green cards to foreign investors.

Jun 12 12:41

DPR Defense Ministry: Ukraine violates ceasefire 36 times over past day

Several districts of the city of Donetsk, the airport, the city of Gorlovka as well as the localities of Spartak, Lozovoye, Kalinovka, Golmovsky and Zaitsevo came under Ukrainian fire.
According to Donetsk City Administration data, two people were killed in the shelling, and another two wounded.

Jun 12 12:40

Two explosions reported to hit Ukraine’s Odessa overnight

Two explosions within a short period of time ripped through the center of the Ukrainian city of Odessa in the early hours of June 12 destroying an advertising billboard and, according to unconfirmed information, hurting no people, local news portal Timer reported on Friday.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry investigating night explosions in Odessa http://tass.ru/en/world/800440

Jun 12 12:39

Police department disbanded after multiple run-ins with city councilwoman and her drug-dealing son

Wellston, Missouri no longer has a police department to call their own. The city of 2,300 watched as all 23 of their police officers were forced to turn in their badges earlier this week, after their police department was disbanded, thanks to a city council vote. While the move caught quite a few residents by surprise, those that were plugged into the tensions between the city council and the police department may have seen the writing on the wall.

Jun 12 12:35

This Poor Coconut seller was insulted by a Rich man

Jun 12 12:33

ime to Settle the Bill: PM Yatsenyuk Hesitates, Asks for Debt Restructure

Ukraine’s foreign debt should be restructured on reasonable terms for Kiev, otherwise the government will not repay loans, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
Ukraine owes $42 billion to its foreign creditors. The government offered its private lenders a reconstruction plan to try to repay its debt, the prime minister said.

"We didn't borrow this money, but we'll restructure it [foreign debt], we'll remove the burden from our future generations," Yatsenyuk said, adding that the debt has to be restructured on favorable terms for Kiev, otherwise Ukraine will crumble.

Yatsenyuk also blamed the previous government of Viktor Yanukovych, stating that it was the former president who borrowed all this money. Thus, creditors, in his mind, should cut some slack for the new government now.

To Pay Off Gov't Debt, Every Ukrainian Must Pay $1,000 to Foreign Creditors

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It will be interesting to see just how much slack the country's creditors are going to be willing to give Ukraine; otherwise, they are looking at a complete economic collapse.

Jun 12 12:16

Iran nuclear talks 'virtually stalled', deadline may be missed: TASS

Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have virtually stalled and a deadline for a final deal may have to be postponed again, Russian news agency TASS quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Friday.

Iran and the powers -- the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany -- are trying to reach a settlement by June 30 under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

The United States has said it stands by the end-June deadline for the deal, meant to assuage Western fears that Iran is working to develop a nuclear bomb.

The latest round of discussions in Vienna on Friday had made no significant progress, the source from one of the missions said, according to TASS.

"The process has virtually stalled, there is risk that deadline will have to be postponed again," TASS said the source added.

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I wonder how soon after a no-deal outcome here that the Israeli government will decide to bomb Iran's nuclear reactors, which...to the best of my belief... still have Russian technicians at the site.

Jun 12 12:09

Free Speech on Trial: IRS v. Hendrickson

Buried in Supreme Court rulings, legal minutia, tax code jargon, and the minutes from Congressional hearings is the truth that the what is commonly referred to as the income tax is meant to be a simple excise tax levied on those benefiting in some way from a federal privilege.

This means that government workers and office-holders, federal reserve bankers, subsidy recipients, investors in federal corporations, and any other person benefiting from the profitable exercise of federal privilege were meant to pay the tax, NOT independent hard-working American citizens.


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The same government that lied to you about Saddam's nuclear weapons, torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, Spanish Mines in Havana Harbor, Human-Caused Global Warming, the Unemployment Numbers, etc. etc. etc. has lied to you about who is actually liable for an income tax!

Jun 12 11:53

Obama’s New Plan to Save Iraq: Tear It Apart

he White House is moving to arm Iraq’s tribal and religious militias. But these forces hate the Baghdad government almost as much as they hate ISIS.
President Obama’s decision to send an additional 450 troops to Iraq is the latest example of a strategy mired in double paradox. The U.S. wants to save a unified Iraq—by strengthening the ethnic and religious militias that could tear the country apart. And to pull it off, Washington is counting on the cooperation of groups divided by a chasm of suspicion.

U.S. officials said American troops have so far trained 9,000 Iraqi soldiers and are training 3,100 others. U.S. officials could not say how many Sunnis they hope will emerge through the latest U.S. troop ramp-up, only that it will likely start in the next two months.

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So, let me get this straight; we have trained "9,000 Iraqi soldiers...", and yet that was not enough to prevent the fall of Mosul last year?!?

But perhaps causing Iraq to balkanize, to make the smaller components easier to control, was the game plan by the US government all along.

Jun 12 11:52

TSA missed 73 workers on terror watch lists

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I want to raise a point here that the corporate media has missed. Here we have 73 people on the Terror Watch List, working inside airports in positions where they could have carried out attacks, sabotage, smuggled bombs and weapons onto aircraft .... but none of them did so!

Not one.

Not ... one!!!

These 73 people just went to work, did what they were told, and went home.

The scandal isn't that TSA allowed these 73 people on the Terror Watch List to get jobs at the airports, it is that the Terror Watch list, like so many other products of the federal Government, is a total joke and waste of taxpayer money! This TSA scandal proves that the vast majority of people on that Terror Watch list are in fact not terrorists!

Jun 12 11:42

Two weeks before Iran nuclear deal deadline, Israeli delegation to head to Washington

An Israeli delegation headed by National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen will arrive in Washington on Monday for a final round of talks with senior U.S. officials over the deal.

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Every time I see Israeli and US officials ratcheting up their "Frequent Government Flying Miles" between Tel Aviv and DC, I get very nervous.

The US has stated certain provisions of the deal which the Iranian officials have denied agreeing to, which has to make this phase of negotiations particularly awkward.

The Israeli government wants the deal to go nowhere, and will probably be pulling out all the stops to guarantee that it cannot go forward. Or, perhaps, the US in telling the world that Iran has agreed to inspection of ALL its military installations (which it has not) has already scotched the deal outright, which may have been the objective all along; to appear to be the voice of sweet reasonableness, only to tack on something at the end of negotiations to which the Iranian delegation cannot agree at all.

Without this deal, the Middle East may be in for a particularly bloody summer this year.

Jun 12 11:40

Sale of Michigan company to China may haunt Clinton

National Republican Party officials are questioning why Hillary Rodham Clinton did not intervene in the controversial 2013 sale of high-tech battery plants in Michigan to a Chinese firm when she was secretary of State and could have done so.

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire last month, Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for president, expressed concerns about the sale of A123 Systems — built with millions in government aid — along with those of other new energy firms, to Chinese investors, calling them "unfortunate" and a "serious" problem for high-tech industries in the U.S.

"That does concern me because a lot of foreign companies, particularly Chinese companies ... are looking to buy American companies," she said in response to an entrepreneur who mentioned A123's sale while commenting that venture capital for new energy technology has largely fled overseas.

Jun 12 11:37

State police probe string of cocaine-fentanyl drug deaths

Almost a month after a police officer and his friend were found dead on the floor of a garage in Dearborn Heights, officials determined that the cause of the officer's death was an accidental drug overdose.

Now State Police are re-examining four similar deaths from earlier this year to see whether there may have been a source that links them together.

The exact cause in the officer's death was cocaine fentanyl toxicity, said Ryan Bridges, spokesman with the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. Fentanyl is a prescription drug and a synthetic opiate more powerful than morphine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

But cocaine mixed with fentanyl is "very unusual" in this area -- it's much more common to see fentanyl mixed with heroin, said First Lt. Michael Shaw, a State Police spokesman.

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Cocaine and Fentanyl mixed together would be an approximation of a "Speedball" (Cocaine and Heroin) which is what killed John Belushi. On top of that, making Fentanyl in a basement lab is dangerous as it is very easy to produce variations of the molecule which can produce permanent Parkinsonian symptoms and other major problems, including death.

Jun 12 11:33

Cynthia McKinney: "We've Crazy People Who Are In Deep State And Want Hot War With Russia And China"

Jun 12 11:30

Surveillance video of FBI shooting in Boston leaves unanswered questions

A security recording released to the public Monday by the Boston Police Department (BPD) depicts the June 2 shooting of Usaama Rahim by members of the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Rahim was gunned down while on his way to work by an FBI agent and police officer who approached him without a warrant to question him about an alleged plot to commit “ISIS-inspired” terrorist acts in the city.

Jun 12 11:29

Democrats kill Obama’s trade push

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No, We The People killed it, and we will kill all these trade deals and bills negotiated and voted on in secrecy!

Jun 12 11:17

Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine

With the peace process stalled and violence escalating in Ukraine, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is defying President Obama and European allies by pressing the administration to provide weapons to the embattled nation.

The Senate has included provisions in its military policy bill to arm Ukraine with anti-armor systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition to aid in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. It would also prevent the administration from spending more than one half of $300 million in aid for Ukraine unless 20 percent is earmarked for offensive weapons. The House has passed a similar measure.

So far, the Obama administration has refused to provide lethal aid, fearing that it would only escalate the bloodshed and give President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a pretext for further incursions.

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Holy Hieronymus Bosch, Putin has NOT DONE any incursions!!

The current state in Ukraine was brought about by a US/ European Central Bank putsch last year, which caused the former president to flee the country, and Poroshenko to take over.

At that point, Crimea, which had historically been Russia, until Khrushchev, a Ukrainian, annexed it to Ukraine, asked to join the Russian Federation. A completely free and fair election was then held in Crimea, with international observers present, at which point it joined the Russian Federation.


The picture at the top left of the article, which most likely was taken last July, shows housing destroyed in Horlivca, in what later became known as "The Battle of Horlivca". This is so "Wag the Dog", I can barely believe it; art imitating life, I suppose.


This is in the breakaway Republic of Donetsk, which the Ukrainians were shelling horrifically in order to get these people to surrender to Ukrainian political and military control. As reported in wikipedia.org:

Starting on 21 July, Ukrainian forces made repeated attempts to enter Mayorsk, a suburb of Horlivka.[4] Light skirmishes were reported across the city.[5] A fighter jet from the Air Force of Ukraine was shot down over Horlivka on 23 July, after it attacked DPR positions in the city.[6] After a lull, fighting resumed in Horlivka on 27 July.[7] Government forces launched an offensive to capture the city, said that they had encircled it. They also said that they had destroyed checkpoints manned by DPR insurgents on the outskirts of the city. DPR leaders said that they maintained control over some positions on the city outskirts. Government forces shelled many residential areas in Horlivka, killed at least thirteen people.[8] A spokesman for the government military operation in the Donbass said that DPR forces had fired Grad rockets on civilian areas in an attempt to discredit government forces. DPR commanders in Horlivka said that if government forces did not withdraw from the city, they would kill hostages they had been holding, and also blow-up the city's chemical plants.[9] During the fighting, government forces said they killed at least twenty insurgents, and destroyed eight military vehicles on the outskirts of the city.[10] On the following day, it was reported that seventeen civilians had been killed during the fighting in Horlivka, and that forty-three had been wounded.[11] Government forces continued to shell DPR positions with Grad rockets and mortars, causing panic amongst residents of the city. Black smoke was seen rising over the city's suburbs.[12] By 29 July, many residential districts in the city had been completely destroyed.[13] DPR commander in Horlivka Igor Bezler, nom de guerre "Demon", left the city amidst the near-constant fighting.[14] Government forces tried to encircle the city again on 31 July.[15] Clashes continued over the following days. At least one civilian died on 3 August, whilst 16 were wounded.[16] By 6 August, at least 250 houses in the city had been left without gas service, and many more houses were simply destroyed.[17] On the following day, an artillery shell struck a bus stop, killing five civilians, and wounding ten more. A power station was also destroyed, leaving much of the city without electricity.[18] DPR forces blew up a bridge that connected the city centre to northern districts on 6 August.[19] This was an attempt to stop Ukrainian forces from advancing on their positions. Heavy fighting continued into 14 August.[20] Chechen fighters that had been manning posts in the city abandoned them on 16 August.[21] Ukrainian forces said that they had once again encircled Horlivka on 18 August.[22] Despite this, fighting continued. A broad counter-offensive by DPR forces across the Donbass pushed Ukrainian forces back in many areas over the course of late August. During fighting in Horlivka and nearby Ilovaisk on 27 August, Ukrainian forces said that they killed 200 insurgents.[23]

The Ukrainian government doesn't want to negotiate with those leading the charge for autonomy; they want to kill them, with extreme prejudice.

The US government arming the Ukrainian government right now would be a prelude to a bloodbath in Eastern Ukraine. However, this may well be the design objective to force Putin to respond militarily.

And unfortunately, just because an action by the US government and military would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing they could do right now is absolutely no reason they won't do it.

And as reported today at globalresearch.ca:

The recent shelling of Donetsk and surrounding areas, carried out by Kiev’s military forces, has effectively ended the ceasefire and whatever illusions still remained of the Minsk 2 agreements. While there had been instances of violence before that of recent days, the level of intensity and bloodshed has undoubtedly escalated. Although the Ukrainian military and Nazi paramilitary units have been targeting civilians – a flagrant war crime by any measure – there is a near total media blackout in the West. Meanwhile, the United States continues to argue that the “overwhelming majority of ceasefire violations” are as a result of anti-Kiev rebel activity, despite providing no evidence to substantiate these utterly false claims. Indeed, in the midst of an ongoing bloody war waged by Kiev against the people of Donbass, Washington continues to hold up President Poroshenko and his government of oligarchs and fascists as a force for peace. Kiev Ratchets up the War, Rebels Respond Despite droning propaganda to the contrary, the reality is that Kiev’s forces have ended the ceasefire and resumed shelling of civilian and military targets. As of June 9, 2015, there have been dozens of accounts of Kiev attacking the city of Donetsk and smaller towns at or near the contact line (the separation zone agreed to during the Minsk negotiations.) The important point is that these attacks have been ongoing, and are not merely the resumption of hostilities in the last week.

Jun 12 11:08

House Rejects Trade Bill, Rebuffing Obama’s Dramatic Appeal

House Democrats rebuffed a dramatic personal appeal from President Obama on Friday, torpedoing his ambitious push to expand his trade negotiating power — and, quite likely, his chance to secure a legacy-defining trade accord spanning the Pacific Ocean.

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I have a 50 mil Palestinian silver coin that says Obama tries to end-run the Congress with another Executive Order!

Jun 12 11:03

University of California: Saying ‘America Is the Land of Opportunity’ Is Racist and Sexist

The Army of the Politically correct has gone mad. They clearly want to destroy the idea of individual merit and replace it with the victomology game for politically correct groups.

Jun 12 10:58

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Receives the Distinguished Ally of Israeli Defense Forces Award

Dempsey told the Israeli leaders that America’s commitment to Israel is firm, and that the cooperation between the two militaries is rock solid. “The purpose of the visit is transitional,” the chairman said. “We’ve really solidified our relationship of the last few years in the face of increasing disorder around Israel.”

Jun 12 10:55

Razor-edge U.S. Congress vote to decide fate of Obama Pacific trade pact

Lawmakers to debate worker aid, fast track

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Worker-aid just got voted down! This is the bill that would have gutted Medicare to pay Americans who lost their jobs due to TTP and TTIP.

Jun 12 10:53

I Went to a Texas Jail to Roast the Inmates; Here's What I Learned About Incarceration in America

I admit I roasted these people for sheer entertainment purposes -- but also to get myself a glimpse into the American prison system. It's broken. We say we're a free country but we lock up more people than anywhere else on Earth. Almost two MILLION American children have a parent locked up right now. We have more jails and prisons in America than colleges and universities. All this is still hard for me to comprehend. What's happening in this country? Wayne Dicky, the jail administrator who proudly allowed me access to his facility, told me that American jails are de facto mental health facilities. Back in the seventies many psychiatric hospitals were shut down. Now all those people needing mental help wind up in jail instead. I freely walked around the cells and dorms and saw the insanity first hand. We tuck so many damaged people away and forget about them -- like human dust.

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A memo to Jeff Ross: treatment of criminals is engineered in this country to keep recidivism rates high; that's job security for everyone involved in the system, and keeps the money flowing.

The US has the highest number of people incarcerated in the industrial world; that's a fact.

And that fact really bothers me when countries like Sweden are closing down many of their prisons, because they don't have enough inmates to fill them. And the reason this is happening is that in Sweden, the total emphasis is on rehabilitation.

But of course, the movers and shakers in the American penal system believe they have absolutely NOTHING to learn from this.

Jun 12 10:38

Video: Proof The U.S. Can Have GMO Labeling

Quick shot of cozy cabin kitchen which contains food that is labeled as non GMO. Proof we could have the same thing in the U.S.

Jun 12 10:37


Unfortunately, neither Democratic or Republican Congress people represent the interests of the American people. Indeed, America is no longer a democracy or republic … it’s officially an oligarchy. And the allowance of unlimited campaign spending allows the oligarchs – even foreign ones – to purchase politicians more directly than ever.

So TPP will pass unless we raise hell.

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All who vote for this bill are traitors to their alleged constituents, and proving that they only represent the interests of the monied, who I am certain, are paying them well for their efforts.

It should be painfully clear to anyone with half a brain in this country that Congress doesn't represent We the People at this point in this country's history.

The real trick here will be changing the situation without the violence and riots the US government is absolutely ready and able to suppress with extreme prejudice.

Possibly the best way would be for a voting option on all national ballots which states "None of the Above", at which point some candidates worthy of the title of Congressional Representative might emerge.

This may well be wishful thinking on my part, but I have become so thoroughly disenchanted with the US political process, that right now, I couldn't hold my nose and vote for ANY of the "usual suspects" running for President. A choice between two evils... is still evil.

The sociopathic proclivities of those who rise to the top in American politics is pretty scary.

Jun 12 10:30

Santa Ana pot shop raid sparks investigation

The Santa Ana Police Department will launch an internal affairs investigation after being provided video clips showing officers engaging in questionable behavior during a police raid last month on a medical marijuana dispensary, Police Chief Carlos Rojas told Voice of OC this week.

Attorney Matthew Pappas, who edited and produced the clips before providing them to Voice of OC, says the video shows officers eating food laced with marijuana, known in pot lingo as “edibles,” and seized during the raid. Officers also played darts inside the pot shop while apparently completing an inventory of the shop’s contents. Pappas represents the shuttered Sky High Holistic dispensary where the video was recorded.

The clips also show officers dismantling video equipment and cameras, indicating they didn’t know other cameras continued to record their activities.

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This needs to go viral!

Jun 12 10:27


THE NOTION OF a 3-D printable gun has become the perfect flashpoint in a new conflict between digital arms control and free speech. Should Americans be allowed to say and share whatever they want online, even if that “speech” is a blueprint for a gun? The State Department has now answered that question with a resounding “no.”

In the last few days, the State Department has issued two new statements confirming its intention to act as gatekeeper for when Americans can legally publish online data that could allow someone to digitally fabricate a gun. And those statements outline how it plans to restrict those publications as a controlled “foreign export” of munitions.

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Call me dubious, but by what Constitutional law is the State Department allowed to make such restrictions?!?

This ruling should be contested legally, all the way to the Supreme Court, which very well may not hear it, but to make the following point: the framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights wanted guns in the hands of this country's citizens to prevent tyranny from taking over this government.

And what we have experienced, from the first Bush presidency, to the current Administration, has been serial tyranny, a gradual "boiling the frog" series of laws which have codified repression; taken jobs away from the middle class; and make sure the big money gets protected by companies which overtly and covertly sponsor their pet Congressional Representatives.

"Learned helplessness" is not only for those with the bad luck to be incarcerated at Gitmo; it has become a state of being for far too many American citizens. And if you don't believe that, take a look at the staggering number of Americans now on some kind of public assistance, particularly for food.

And again, I have to ask; what is the legal, Constitutional precedent for this ruling?!? And I bet that the honest answer is...none.

Jun 12 10:21

Jeb Bush to women on welfare in 1994: 'Get a husband'

Jeb Bush insisted during his unsuccessful first run for the Florida governor's office that an alternative to welfare for women is to "find a husband."

The Republican 2016 presidential contender's comments came in the heat of a 1994 campaign that has come back to haunt him -- particularly as he seeks to run an inclusive campaign aimed at broadening the GOP's appeal.

Jun 12 10:20

Bernie Sanders 'Surprised' By Size Of Crowds At His Campaign Rallies: "Sanders continues to trail Clinton in the polls by some 50 points. But he isn't sweating it. Rather, the senator argued that once more people have heard of him and what he stands for,

The number of adoring supporters who have shown up at presidential campaign events for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is bigger than even the candidate himself expected.

Jun 12 10:12

US encircling Russia with bioweapons labs, covertly spreads them – Russian FM

The US is obstructing international efforts to eradicate biological weapons, seeking to involve other nations covertly in research on weaponized diseases, Moscow charged. America’s record of handling bioweapons is poor.

The accusations of mishandling biological weapons voiced by the Russian Foreign Ministry refer to a recent report that the US military shipped live anthrax by mistake. Last week, the Pentagon admitted sending samples of the highly dangerous disease to at least 51 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries.

The delivery “posed a high risk of outbreak that threatened not only the US population, but also other countries, including Canada and Australia. Of great concern is the shipment of bacteria to a US military facility in a third country, the Osan Air Base in South Korea,” the Russian ministry said in a statement.

It added that an anthrax outbreak incident occurred in 2001, which also involved a US military lab.

Jun 12 10:11

Police acknowledge wiretaps in Nevada lawmaker bribery case

Court-authorized wiretaps were used to monitor phone calls during the 120-day Nevada Legislature in a criminal probe spurred by allegations that a political consultant tried to bribe at least one state lawmaker, Las Vegas police acknowledged Friday.

Jun 12 10:11

Missouri state trooper disciplined after blowing the whistle on in-custody drowning death

A Missouri highway patrol officer who criticized the department after a handcuffed man fell into water and drowned has been more harshly punished than the officer who failed to secure a life vest on the deceased man.

Jun 12 09:59

Activists to shut down Israeli arms factory in Gaza war anniversary protest

Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems’ UK factory will become the target of a protest to mark the anniversary of the Gaza conflict in July.

Anti-arms trade campaigners will join forces with students unions and pro-Palestinian groups in a bid to shut down the factory, which they say manufactures drones.

Activists occupied the same factory in Shenstone, near Birmingham, last year, causing it to close down for two days and reportedly cost Elbit over £100,000 in damages.

Jun 12 09:58

Spain to grant citizenship to descendants of Jews it persecuted in 1492

The Spanish government is correcting “a historic mistake,” as the nation passes a new law looking to become home to the descendants of many Jews, who were exiled, burned at the stake or forcefully converted in 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition.

The bill, which comes into force in October, will give citizenship to thousands across the globe with Jewish ancestry, known as Sephardic Jews, provided they can prove their ancestry.

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Which would include me! :)

I wonder if there are any good computer animation shops in Spain looking for some experienced management?

Jun 12 09:56

Suspected mad cow disease means crisis for US sale of Irish beef

A suspected case of BSE, known as mad cow disease, had been identified in a dairy cow in County Louth. The news comes just four months after the United States announced they would drop their ban on Irish premium beef, which was in place since 1999.

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Except that Congress just voted to remove country of origin labeling from meat products!

Jun 12 09:54

New Russian nuclear destroyer "Leader" will be - "Armata" among warships

Google Translate: FUTURE destroyer class "leader" will begin to build the Russian Navy and the famous Petrograd shipyard "North Verf".

New boat out so far, "drawings", but its designers were obviously inspired by the success achieved with the tank "Armata".

In essence, the "leader" will "Armata" among warships serious class.

Because, will carry up to 60 cruise missiles rather than 24 - as now carries a powerful Russian missile cruiser "Peter the Great".

He will carry the zenith missiles, but everything will be invisible to the opponent.

Jun 12 09:54

US imperialism’s Stamp is All over Chaos around the World

At the Left Forum, Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST) took part in a debate with other socialist organizations on the character anti-imperialist struggle must take in this period. This debate is central to the overall struggle for liberation in a period where imperialism’s destruction is more than evident throughout the planet.

Jun 12 09:50

NATO Exercises Ongoing Near Russia Since 2014

NATO has repeatedly blamed Russia for its agressive behavior, but it looks like the alliance forgot about its own military moves near Russian border.

Jun 12 09:46

Big Brother is Watching Closer Than You Think

The plane's flight path, recorded by the website flightradar24.com, would eventually show that it circled downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America and Southdale Center at low altitude for hours starting at 10:30 p.m., slipping off radar just after 3 a.m.

"I thought, 'Holy crap,'?" said Zimmerman.

Bearing the call sign N361DB, the plane is one of three Cessna 182T Skylanes registered to LCB Leasing of Bristow, Va., according to FAA records. The Virginia secretary of state has no record of an LCB Leasing. Virtually no other information could be learned about the company.

Zimmerman's curiosity might have ended there if it weren't for something he heard from his aviation network recently: A plane registered to NG Research — also located in Bristow — that circled Baltimore for hours after recent violent protests there was in fact an FBI plane that's part of a widespread but little known surveillance program, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Jun 12 09:38

Inspirational Antiwar Activist Janey Hart Dies at 93

Jane Hart, an aviator, activist, and “American heroine,” died June 5 at the age of 93 from complications arising from Alzheimer’s disease.

Though her husband, Philip Hart (D-Mich.) was a long-serving and well-respected U.S. senator—sometimes described as the “conscience of the Senate”—Jane Hart, known as Janey, transcended the traditional role of a political spouse, charting her own course and claiming her own victories.