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February 16, 2016

Feb 16 19:28

Buying a House Is for Suckers

Feb 16 19:10

Austerity causes biggest rise in England’s death rate since WWII – health expert

Government cuts to social services could be killing large numbers of vulnerable people in England, a health journal has said, as new figures show 2015 saw the biggest increase in the national death rate for decades.



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Feb 16 18:55

Justice Scalia

Died of a heart attack
8% (175 votes)
Was assassinated
92% (1884 votes)
Total votes: 2059
Feb 16 18:30

Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Comment on Court Monitor’s Second Report

Today, the court-appointed monitor overseeing reforms to the New York City Police Department’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices filed his second interim report on the steps taken to date to implement the court’s orders in the Center for Constitutional Rights’ landmark case, Floyd v. City of New York. While the number of stops the department conducts continues to decrease, the percentages of Black and Latino New Yorkers being stopped remain disproportionately high.

Feb 16 18:15

Stopped!! Methane Blow-Out. Radioactive Fall-out. And … The Predictable Result.

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

This past Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 brought a welcome breath of fresh air to more than 4400 displaced Porter Ranch, CA residents. It was their first in more than four months. A mile or so due north and a thousand feet farther up the foothills of the Santa Susana mountains in Aliso Canyon, the nation’s worst environmental and health disaster since BP, has stopped. Natural gas well, SS-25 is dead.

Feb 16 18:01

Submarine rescue op drills held in Black Sea

The Russian Black Sea fleet held search and rescue drills in the Black Sea as part of the navy’s ongoing military exercises.



Feb 16 17:39

Poll: 79% Suspect “Foul Play” in Death of Antonin Scalia

A poll conducted by the Conservative Outfitters website finds that 79% of its readers suspect “foul play” was involved in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Over 40,000 people voted in the poll, with nearly eight out of ten thinking there may be a cover-up.

Feb 16 16:30

Republicans stand down for FBI investigation of Clinton server

Republicans are refusing to use the Benghazi playbook to go after Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Instead of launching formal investigations or propping up a new special committee to investigate the emails — as they did with the 2012 Libya terror attack — House Republicans have gone out of their way to avoid formal inquiries into allegations that classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s personal machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the GOP to be protecting Hillary over her server supports the theory that Hillary was indeed selling US secrets to foreign governments using her private server to deliver and her "charitable" foundation to collect and launder the payments. The GOP is not protectring Hillary out of love, but to save their own jobs, because a serving Secretary of State running an espionage operation out of the State Department is a scandal capable of bringing down the entire Federal Government.

And it should!

Feb 16 16:28

The Health Benefits of Cilantro

Cilantro is most often cited as being effective for toxic metal cleansing and rightfully so, this herb is a powerful, natural cleansing agent. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue. Many people suffering from mercury exposure report a reduction in the often-cited feeling of disorientation after consuming large and regular amounts of cilantro over an extended period.

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Feb 16 16:18

The Supreme Court and the Non-Violent Settling of Elite Disputes

Attorney Kamau Franklin says when there’s been no pressure from the people, the nation’s top court historically protected capitalist interests and served elite opinion.

Feb 16 16:16

6 Foods For Natural Heavy Metal Chelation

Heavy metals can do significant damage to the body. Historically, they’ve been used as “an instrument of murder” (in the case of arsenic) and instruments of war. But most people who are exposed to heavy metals in today’s times are through their food, water, vaccines, or the air around them. The good news is that there are natural ways to chelate heavy metals from your body.

Feb 16 16:15

Making NATO ‘nervous’: Corbyn opposes UK nuke renewal program

The UK's Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is causing quote, 'a great deal of nervousness' among NATO officials, that's according to a former head of the alliance. Lord Robertson says concerns have been raised by Britain's allies over Corbyn's vocal opposition to Britain renewing it's nuclear weapons program - which NATO relies on for defense.

Feb 16 16:13

Syria Accuses Alliance of Striking Hospital

Syria's United Nations ambassador says his government has "credible information" that the U.S.-led alliance struck a hospital in northern Syria run by Doctors Without Borders and is accusing the medical aid organization of being a branch of French intelligence.

Bashar Ja'afari accused the U.S. and its allies of triggering a hostile media campaign blaming Syria and its ally Russia for the "criminal act against a hospital."



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Feb 16 16:13

Haiti’s New Interim President has Close Ties to Business Elite

CUNY's Francois Pierre-Louis and Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discuss how protesters forced former President Michel Martelly to step down, but the people could lose in the struggle for free and fair elections.

Feb 16 16:08

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Feb 16 16:01

The Roots of Scalia’s Originalism

Larry Wilkerson examines the pitfalls of Scalia's theory of originalism and how this creates a tendency of disunion rather than cohesion when interpreting the law.



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Feb 16 15:52

Scalia’s Death Leaves Split Court to Decide Major Abortion, Labor, Voting Rights, Immigration Cases

With Saturday’s death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the most important conservative voice on the Supreme Court in decades, the nation may be heading into a constitutional crisis.

Feb 16 15:47

DID OBAMA HAVE SCALIA KILLED?



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Feb 16 15:44

Who is on President Obama’s Shortlist to Replace Antonin Scalia?

Nearly 30 years ago, Antonin Scalia was approved by the Senate in a unanimous vote.

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Feb 16 15:32

Liberals Celebrate The Death Of Justice Antonin Scalia!

Feb 16 15:24

Britain’s new era of government state secrecy challenges democracy

David Cameron nobly declared in 2010 that;

“It is our ambition to be one of the most transparent governments in the world” and “Greater transparency across government is at the heart of our shared commitment to enable the public to hold politicians and public bodies to account; to reduce the deficit and deliver better value for money in public spending; and to realise significant economic benefits by enabling businesses and non-profit organisations to build innovative applications and websites using public data” and – “…we will extend transparency to every area of public life.”


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Feb 16 15:12

“The War in Iraq was a Big, Fat Mistake”: Trump & Bush Spar over War & 9/11

At Saturday’s Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush had a tense exchange over former President George W. Bush’s record in Iraq. "Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake," Trump said. "George Bush made a mistake. We can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty.

Feb 16 15:08

Kimberlé Crenshaw: Scalia “Bludgeoned” the Constitution That Gave Us Desegregation, Women’s Rights

We talk about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the Supreme Court for decades.

Feb 16 15:05

Stop Hate, Dump Trump: New Campaign Aims to Derail Presidential Bid Built on Racism & Xenophobia

A coalition of union presidents, activists, actors, professors and others have launched the "Stop Hate, Dump Trump" campaign "to end hatred, fear mongering, bullying, racism in America." We speak to movement co-founder Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Feb 16 15:05

Argument Clinic

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the paid shills trying to cover up the assassination of Scalia sound like! :)

Feb 16 14:46

POLICE CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF SCALIA’S DEATH

Growing concern over handling of Scalia death

Feb 16 14:43

Trump Joins Radio Ally To Fuel Scalia Murder Conspiracy Theory

Republican front-runner Donald Trump appeared on one of his favorite radio shows and added fuel to the conspiracy theory that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered, saying that one of the details of his death was "pretty unusual."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another reason we love Trump!

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Feb 16 14:28

Proof That Ukraine and Members of the EU Have Given up Their Sovereignty to the US

This is a 9 minute video, although you only have to watch till 7:40 to get the main argument. It seems state sovereignty in the EU has become a thing of the past. Not only does the EU seem to obey every foreign policy decision the US asks it to, but there are many US citizens, educated in the US, who have become important members of government in certain states. In the Baltic States, namely Estonia and Lithuania, even heads of government were US citizens. Under these heads of government, the Baltic states had joined both the EU and NATO. Of course, there is also Ukraine, which, after the coup in 2014, the new government appointed a US citizen to be finance minister. Even more striking is these members of government had retained US citizenship even while "leading" their nations. Why does this matter? It matters because when acquiring US citizenship, like all people obtaining US citizenship, they had to take an oath swearing allegiance to the United States and no other country.

Feb 16 14:26

Questioning Bernie Sanders: War, Poverty, Israel

Bob Dole was the Republican nominee for President 20 years ago. He was called the tax collector for the welfare state. I want to begin this essay by explaining why Bernie Sanders is the tax collector for both Wall Street and the Warfare state.

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Feb 16 14:25

CIA, NATO and Swedish Military Plotted Regime Change in Sweden in 1980s - Documentary (Video)

To win the cold war President Ronald Reagan formed a secret ‘deception committee’ for a disinformation campaign against the USSR. On several occasions ‘disinformation’ put the world on the brink of nuclear war. The ‘Soviet’ U-boat scare that shook Sweden in the 80s was caused by US and UK subs that penetrated Swedish territorial waters disguised as Russian ones. Swedish military were fully aware of these operations but did not report to Prime Minister, Olof Palme. The number of Swedes believing in a Soviet threat increased fourfold. ‘Dove’ Palme had no choice but to take anti-Soviet stance. He was assassinated the day before his trip to meet Gorbachev whom he saw as a like minded person. The 52 minutes documentary “Deception: The Methods of Reagan” by German director Dirk Pohlmann premiered last May on ‘ARTE’ the French/German highbrow channel. Broadcast late at night and early in the morning, it generated no reaction.

Feb 16 14:19

What Are Friends For? - Jihadist Turkey Loans $50 Mil to Nazi Ukraine

The agreement was signed in the Ukrainian capital, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. A corresponding decree was adopted by the Ukrainian government on Thursday. The funds will be directed to the general fund of the state budget to finance general expenditures. The Finance Ministry of Ukraine on Friday said that Kiev could receive these funds in the first quarter of the year or the beginning of the second quarter of 2016. "Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Turkey have agreed to resume negotiations on the establishment of an FTA between the two countries," the Cabinet said via Twitter.

Feb 16 14:18

How TTIP Threatens UK’s Ability to Enforce Fair Taxes on Corporations

Corporations are regularly using secretive corporate courts to undermine the ability of countries to pass effective tax legislation, according to a new report, Taxes on trial: How trade deals threaten tax justice. The report warns that if the free trade deal being proposed between the EU and the USA were to come into force, it would massively increase the ability of corporations to sue member states of the EU over measures such as windfall taxes on exceptional profits, or use of taxation as a policy instrument such as a possible ‘sugar tax’.

Feb 16 14:17

Turkey Admits to Aiding Al Qaeda and ISIS

Turkish support for Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria has always been an open secret. Now it's an accepted fact. Yesterday, Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu told Reuters that YPG fighters would have seized Azaz and Tal Rifaat if it had not been for Turkish artillery shelling. He failed to mention that these towns would have been liberated from Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, Jabhat Al Nusra, shares control of Azaz with "moderate" FSA brigades. Davutoglu has effectively admitted that Turkey is protecting Al Qaeda. This would not be the first time Turkey has had a direct hand in helping Al Qaeda take a Syrian town...

Feb 16 14:17

FLASHBACK: Scalia Dared, ‘What Can Obama Do To Me?’

well, here's a possible answer to the question...

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Feb 16 13:57

US-Saudi military ties violate many international laws: Academic

US support of Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen is a violation of international laws and aimed at boosting the profits of the US military–industrial complex, an American writer and retired professor says.

Feb 16 13:54

Yatsenyuk Survives No-Confidence Vote In Parliament, Remains As Ukraine's Prime Minister

Ukraine’s parliament failed to get enough votes to remove Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet of Ministers on Feb. 16.

A petition calling for a vote of no-confidence in the government got 159 signatures. A total of 194 out of 354 lawmakers registered in parliament voted to dismiss Yatsenyuk, far short of the 226 votes needed.

Those voting to dismiss Yatsenyuk included 97 members of President Petro Poroshenko's Bloc, 28 independent lawmakers, 25 from Samopomich Party, 15 from the Radical Party, 15 from the Batkivshchyna Party led by ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, 8 from the Opposition Bloc and 6 from the People's Will party.

Feb 16 13:52

Austerity causes biggest rise in England’s death rate since WWII – health expert

Government cuts to social services could be killing large numbers of vulnerable people in England, a health journal has said, as new figures show 2015 saw the biggest increase in the national death rate for decades.

Preliminary figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate mortality rates in 2015 rose by 5.4 percent on 2014 - an increase of nearly 27,000 deaths, bringing the total to 528,340.

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Feb 16 13:51

Report: FSA Asks Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar to Launch Military Operations in Syria

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) militant group asked for the military intervention of Riyadh, Ankara and Doha governments in Syria, a document released in the Arab media outlets showed.

Feb 16 13:45

Trump’s crafty move on Iraq: His war comments allow conservatives to move past the Bush years while saving face

Trump's Iraq comments were initially surprising, but they give conservatives a way to put Bush years behind them
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Trump accused the former president of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and called the war “a big, fat mistake.” Trump also sneered at Jeb Bush that the “World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign.” These comments range from demonstrably true (the 9/11 comment) to arguable (there’s no proof that Bush knowingly lied, but his administration did heavily massage the evidence to get their preexisting desire to start a war in Iraq). Perhaps unaccustomed to hearing reality-based rhetoric during their debates, the Republican audience booed Trump loudly for this.

Feb 16 13:36

Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina: 'We're voting with our middle finger'

One poll taken since the debate by Public Policy Polling, which works mostly for Democrats, shows Trump leading South Carolina’s Republican primary field by 17 percentage points, about the same lead he had going into the debate. His core support from about one in three Republicans remains steady here, in line with earlier national polling.

Feb 16 13:35

US to ‘Adjust Accordingly’ After Assessing Results of Ceasefire in Syria

"We will assess the secession of hostilities and whether or not the parties have agreed to it, and we will adjust accordingly," Cook stated in a briefing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the US is looking for an excuse to keep bombing.

Feb 16 13:35

U.S. Uranium Equips Russian Nukes

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Feb 16 12:47

The Turkey-Qatar Military Cooperation Agreement: Turkish Military Presence in the Persian Gulf?

A short while ago Turkey and Qatar announced that they have an agreement in place to further deepen their military cooperation within the framework of the “struggle against common enemies“, which implies the construction of two new military bases: a Turkish one in Qatar and a Qatari base in Turkey.

As it was made clear by the Turkish Ambassador to Qatar, Ahmet Demirok, Ankara is planning to construct a multi-purpose military installation that will become home to some 3,000 soldiers. By taking this step Turkey expects to become a state that is directly influencing security in the Persian Gulf. In the future, this base will also provide Turkish armed forces with an outpost for operations in the Red Sea, North Africa, along with the access to the waters of the Pacific, which Turkey lost back in 1950.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not the fight against Isil Jeh Johnson will be primarily discussing with Turkish military officials; this will be a discussion if the impending Turkish/Saudi invasion of Syria.

Feb 16 12:41

The Neoconservatives Are Brewing A Wider War In Syria — Paul Craig Roberts

In order to protect themselves, Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah have come to the support of Syria.
The Russians are there legally at the invitation of the Syrian government. The US is there illegally.

Russian air power in support of the Syrian Army has turned the tide against the Islamist State.
The invaders are being driven out. The neoconservatives cannot accept this defeat.

Washington is preparing a Syrian invasion by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, the purpose of which is to split Syria in half with Washington controlling the eastern part with the oil fields.

Possibly this is a bluff to get Russia to accept a Syrian settlement less favorable to Russian, Iranian, and Syrian interests. However, the Russian government cannot risk that it is only a bluff. If a US/Turkish/Saudi force were to arrive first in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, Syria would be dismembered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war the US government apparentlywants with Russia is in the works; unfortunately, the war the US government and military will get will most likely be, and pardon my Serbo-Croation on this, an industrial-strength arse-whipping.

And why?!? Because right now, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the manufacturing, the troop strength, and the money to assure a positive conclusion to a conventional war against Russia, which is what makes the military option here so scarily dangerous.

Feb 16 12:26

Even if Russia and OPEC tango, oil prices won’t budge an inch

Common wisdom claims it is sufficient to engineer rebalancing within market fundamentals by cutting production and then watch tight supply automatically drive prices up. This did happen before triggering accusations by primary energy consumer nations that OPEC was manipulating the market. Today it won’t work and the grand idea of a concord between Russia and OPEC is not feasible...

Feb 16 12:26

Presidents Day snowstorm blankets region, making flying, driving difficult

The Presidents Day holiday is keeping many people off the roads on Monday. But the wet snow that has been falling all day isn't making it easy for those who are driving or flying.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is reporting some delays and cancellations but the majority of flights are listed on time. BWI officials are advising travelers to check in with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Feb 16 12:25

Turkey Violates Greek Airspace 22 Times Within 24 Hours

The violations took place over the islands of Samos and Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea and over Lemnos and Lesbos in the northern part of the sea, the General Staff said, adding that two "virtual dogfights" between Greek and Turkish aircraft took place.

On Wednesday, Greek media reported that at least six Turkish fighter jets, flying in a single formation, violated Greek airspace.

Feb 16 12:25

5.1M Quake Among Latest Swarm of Temblors in Oklahoma

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Feb. 13, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-strongest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

Feb 16 12:18

Fed's Kashkari Calls for Radical Approach to Megabanks

Neel Kashkari shocked much of the financial world Tuesday by saying the Dodd-Frank Act was insufficient and that breaking up the big banks and turning them into public utilities may be the only way to end "too big to fail."

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Feb 16 12:15

Former U.N. chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dead at 93

Boutros-Ghali headed the United Nations from 1992-1996, chaotic years marked by war in the former Yugoslavia and famine and genocide in Africa. He died at Al Salam Hospital in Cairo on Tuesday, a hospital official said. Egypt’s state news agency MENA said he had a broken leg and heart and kidney problems.

Feb 16 12:15

China urges United States, North Korea to hold direct talks

China's foreign ministry on Monday urged the United States and North Korea to sit down with each other face-to-face and resolve their problems, as tension continues to climb on the Korean peninsula after North Korea's latest rocket test.

While China was angered by the launch, it has also expressed concern at plans by Washington and Seoul to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system, saying it would impact upon China's own security.

"The focus of the nuclear issue on the peninsula is between the United States and North Korea," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing.

"We urge the United States and North Korea to sit down and have communications and negotiations, to explore ways to resolve each other's reasonable concerns and finally reach the goal we all want reached."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very positive, reasonable proposal from China, but it left out one key player: South Korea.

Unless there is a rapprochement between all four countries, no true peace deal can be realized. Unfortunately, right now, it appears that South Korea is not amenable to that approach. As reported today in the Washington Post:

North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear weapons program “will only hasten its collapse,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday, forgoing her usual caution to warn in uncharacteristically blunt terms that her government would do all it could to punish Pyongyang for its recent provocations. Talk of the North’s collapse is normally a no-go topic here, because the prospect not only alarms South Koreans but also enrages Kim Jong Un’s irascible regime. But following the North’s nuclear and missile tests this year, Park is taking a markedly more confrontational approach. “Dear people of South Korea, it’s obvious now that our previous methods and goodwill cannot break Pyongyang’s nuclear will,” she said in a special televised address to the National Assembly. “I believe we should not provide them with unconditional support anymore nor succumb to their provocations. We now need to find a fundamental solution to effectively change North Korea, and it is our time to be brave.” Her tough words come at a time when South Korea, Japan and the United States are in unusual accord on how to deal with North Korea.

Unfortunately, this approach will have the polar opposite result from what is needed in this situation. Getting more "muscular" with North Korea, rather than sitting down with all parties at the negotiating table, and replacing the armistice with a true peace treaty, may incite him to further acts of aggression, and kick off a war into which the US and China will be inevitably dragged.

War with China right now, from the US government's perspective, should be a very lousy thing to do. And I would like to politely remind those in the bowels of power in this country that at this time in the US Military's history, it does not have the weaponry, the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

Feb 16 12:11

Cheney: Hillary’s Private Email Server Raises Questions About Her Fitness To Be President

Monday on Fox News’ “Special Report” with Brett Baier, Cheney said Clinton’s decision to use a private email server “raises questions in my mind anyway about the fitness of Secretary Clinton’s service as commander in chief.”

Asked about the almost 1700 emails that are now classified on Clinton’s private email server, Cheney said, “All I know is what I see in the press, but it’s a very serious matter.”

“You have a secretary of state who should know better, all of us who hold those positions, I did at Defense or as vice president. You’re briefed thoroughly and reminded constantly of the sensitivity of the materials you’re dealing with,” Cheney said.

Feb 16 12:11

Children of the PKK: The Growing Intensity of Turkey's Civil War

It was midday on a Thursday at the end of December when Rozerin Çukur left her home, supposedly to pick up class notes from a friend. She never returned.

Rozerin wandered through the narrow streets of Sur, the tangled old town neighborhood in Diyarbakir, a city of one million in southeastern Turkey. An attractive 17-year-old, Rozerin was wearing her school uniform and carrying a book and a pen in her bag.
"Just a few hours later," her father says, "my daughter was inside the war." She supposedly joined the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), a group supported by the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and which since September has been fighting against the Turkish army in the streets of Diyarbakir, using Kalashnikovs and booby traps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A government which does not include minorities within the political process; discriminates against them, and jails their political leaders, is inevitably preparing to reap the whirlwind of civil war.

Unfortunately, Edrogan's Turkey is on the brink of doing just that.

Feb 16 12:08

JERRY SHENK: Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is different

Shady land deals, Rose law firm records, cattle futures, allegations of sexual abuse, infidelities, Oval Office assignations and even Bill’s proven acts of perjury and subornation of perjury pale in comparison to Hillary’s alleged criminal violations of national security laws. (“Alleged” is included only to satisfy America’s legal standard of “innocent until proven guilty.”)

But Hillary is guilty: The security classifications of her emails aside, the proof is the unequivocal evidence of an illegal, unsecured, private server on which she conducted all of her official business while Secretary of State.

Feb 16 12:07

28 Palestinians Shot as Israeli Troops Raid Refugee Camp

They won’t say why, but the Israeli military invaded a West Bank refugee camp today, fairly quickly attacking a bunch of Palestinian protesters, in an incident that left 28 protesters shot, and one Israeli soldier wounded from being hit with a rock.

Officials refused to comment on the raid itself, but said they ordered the “rioters” to disperse and the military shot the main “instigators” when they continued to demonstrate. They also claimed the Palestinians were throwing explosives, though AFP reports who were present did not witness any such thing.

Palestinian sources say they believe the Israeli troops were there to arrest a member of the Fatah Party, but that he managed to escape. The camp is home to about 15,000 Palestinian refugees. After about three hours, the troops left, mostly through a nearby settlement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The unending nightmare of torture, wounding, and death continues for the Palestinians, courtesy of the IDF.

Feb 16 12:02

Chelsea campaigns to empty seats in Cleveland

While there may be sagging excitement around Hillary Clinton’s campaign, there seems to be even less to see Chelsea.

The younger Clinton was campaigning in Cleveland Monday and video shows numerous empty seats in an already small room.

Feb 16 12:01

South Carolina TV stations pull pro-Cruz ad using San Bernardino shootings to attack Rubio

A group of South Carolina television stations has moved to pull a commercial supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential campaign, citing legal concerns.

According to the New York Times, the three stations decided on Friday to stop airing a commercial citing the San Bernardino shooting attacks last December to attack Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) immigration record.

The commercial, which was produced by the pro-Cruz super PAC Stand for Truth, also argued that the immigration bill Rubio helped put together in 2013 was proof that he wanted to “allow sanctuary cities.”

The Washington Post reported that the ad incorporated photos of the San Bernardino attackers and a voiceover saying, “We are at war. Not just abroad, but here at home.”

“We had our legal folks review it, and it was decided that this needed to be pulled and substituted,” said WBTW-TV general manager Randy Ingram of the commercial. He did not identify the aspect of the ad that prompted its removal.

Feb 16 12:01

Pakistan confirms participation in Saudi-led military drills

Pakistan has confirmed its participation in military exercises in Saudi Arabia along with other Islamic nations.

The confirmation came on Monday, a day after the Saudi Press Agency reported that the military forces from 20 countries are scheduled to begin military maneuver in Saudi Arbia.

The news agency described the maneuver, dubbed "Thunder of North," as the region's most important military drills involving ground, air and naval forces.

In response to a media question regarding joint military exercise in Saudi Arabia, the Pakistani foreign ministry said the country is participating in a multi-national exercise on counter-terrorism being held in Saudi Arabia.

"A small Pakistani defence contingent also remains stationed in Saudi Arabia under a bilateral arrangement," the foreign ministry spokesperson said late on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question left unasked here, is will Pakistan be providing nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia if this alleged drill "goes hot"?!?

Remember, Saudi Arabia provided a great deal of investment to Pakistan for its nuclear program, with the understanding that should the Saudi Arabian government believe it needed nuclear weapons, it could get them from Pakistan.

Feb 16 12:00

Vancouver featured in Marco Rubio campaign ad

A new U.S. political television ad touts 'Morning in America,' but the opening skyline is unmistakably Canadian.

Vancouver's distinctive downtown is the first scene in the latest campaign advertisement for Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.

"It's morning again in America," says the narrator, an apparent homage to U.S. president Ronald Reagan's famous 'Morning in America' ad from his 1984 re-election campaign.

Problem is, in Rubio's ad a tugboat with a Canadian flag sails past Port Metro Vancouver cranes in Burrard Inlet, as the Harbour Centre and other downtown buildings stand in the background.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe Ted Cruz can use the footage! :)

Feb 16 12:00

Kiev unveils war plans against Russia for Crimea and Donbass: If Ukraine does declare war on Russia, Ukraine will have a few days or weeks to exist

War is likely to be in store for Russia unless the Crimea is returned to Ukraine, Ukrainian experts believe. To "return" the Crimea and Donbas, the official suggests using military methods. "In the near future, we will face the question of the active and effective involvement of another instrument of foreign policy - armed forces. To successfully hold back, repulse and teach a lesson to attacker by diplomatic means is simply impossible - one needs a powerful army and convincing propaganda for that," Poroshenko's advisor wrote. He also said that diplomatic agreements, including the Minsk Accord, is just a way of "buying time" to prepare for the political registration of conflict results. A military victory, in his opinion, is possible with the support of Western countries.

Feb 16 12:00

FLASHBACK - Democrat Says All Military Veterans are Mentally Ill

Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

Yep, - she really said it on Thursday in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

Feb 16 11:58

Trump threatens 'nasty' GOP rival with legal action

“Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual,” Trump said in a statement on Monday, according The Hill newspaper.

“He is the single biggest liar I’ve ever come across, in politics or otherwise, and I have seen some of the best of them. His statements are totally untrue and completely outrageous,” he added.

"Cruz has become unhinged and is lying with the hopes that his statements will go unchecked until after the election and he will save his failing campaign," Trump continued.

He said he might bring a lawsuit against Cruz “relative to the fact that he was born in Canada and therefore cannot be President.”

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Cruz should never have been allowed to be a candidate!

Feb 16 11:55

Los Angeles: Hackers demand $3m bitcoin ransom from hospital to unlock vital files

An internal emergency has been declared at a major US hospital in Los Angeles following a widespread ransomware-style cyberattack which has left staff unable to access vital patient data, it has been revealed.

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre, located in the heart of LA, is now dealing with hackers who are reportedly demanding over 9000 bitcoins - which equates to roughly $3.6m – to release the encryption keys to computer systems that hold patient data, X-Ray scans, CT scans and crucial lab work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that the NSA (CIA, FBI. yadda yadda) cannot actually find and deal with real computer criminals. The war on encryption is a war on your privacy and nothing more.

Feb 16 11:54

South Carolina isn’t Bush Country anymore

“He’s hijacked my party,” Jeb Bush said of Donald Trump on Tuesday on CBS's "This Morning." “Someone has to take a stand.”

Bush has deputized himself to take that stand in South Carolina, which will hold its Republican presidential primary Saturday and which is regularly referred to by his supporters as "Bush country." He has brought his mother and brother, the former president, into the state to help with this job -- believing that South Carolina's Republican Party will return logic back to the nominating process.

I wouldn't bet on it.

Feb 16 11:54

Judge's Death "Suspicious" ? Micheal Rivero

Feb 16 11:53

Health, Tax, Yemen: Three UK Ministers, A Rudderless Boat, No Paddle

" ... do we provide training and advice and help in order to make sure that countries actually obey the norms of humanitarian law? Yes, we do." (David Cameron, Prime Minister's Questions, 21st January 2016.) It has been a bad week for Prime Minister David Cameron's decimation-bent government at home and abroad. His Chancellor, George Osborne is hell bent on targeting, it seems, all but the mega-rich and the multi-nationals, determined to erase all affordable social housing in a country where the average salary - before tax - is £25,500 (2014 figure) and the average rent for a modest flat is £816 and £1,000 in London. The disabled and ill, are targeted by ever more draconian measures. A petition demanding the government publish the figures of how many ill, disabled and in need people had died or committed suicide has gathered a quarter of a million signatures so far.

Feb 16 11:51

Crime, terrorism and tax evasion: why banks are waging war on cash

There is a “war on cash” in the offing – but it has nothing to do with boosting our ease of payment or saving trees.

Consider the central banks’ anti-crisis measures so far. The first was to slash interest rates close to zero. Then, since you can’t slash them below zero, the banks turned to printing money to stimulate demand. But with global growth depressed, and a massive overhanging debt, quantitative easing (QE) is running out of steam.

Enter the era of negative interest rates: thanks to the effect of QE, tens of billions held in government bonds already yield interest rates that are effectively below zero. Now, central banks such as Japan and Sweden have begun to impose negative official interest rates.

The effect, for banks or long-term savers, is that by putting your money in a safe place – such as the central bank or a government bond – you automatically lose some of it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More real motives behind the ban on cash. If it is in your pockets, they can't help themselves to it.

The last official act of any government is to loot the nation!

Feb 16 11:44

Bush is back: George W endorses brother Jeb in South Carolina

Just days ahead of the next primary vote, former US President George W Bush has come out in support of his brother Jeb. The move ahead of the South Carolina poll is an effort to get his Republican presidential campaign off the ground.

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... or bury it once and for all!

Feb 16 11:42

Will there be war with Russia in 2016?

The worst thing is that the two possible scenarios for the current situation to develop further seem almost unreal, but they can not go up in smoke unless there are no changes for the better. Scenario No. 1. The war between Ukraine and Russia. If Ukraine already says publicly that it has fallen a victim of Russia's aggression, Russia is wise enough not to get involved in this cross-talk. Russia tries not to respond to a lion's share of anti-Russian statements. Nevertheless, if the war becomes inevitable, it will be a war between Russia and NATO, rather than a war between Russia and Ukraine. Scenario No. 2: War between Russia and the United States. The course of events in this scenario is even more serious than in the previous one, since the two powers are equally capable of wiping the human civilization off the face of Earth. Both Russia and the USA are nuclear powers.

Feb 16 11:41

US SHRUGS OFF YET ANOTHER REPORT OF CLUSTER BOMBS LAUNCHED BY SAUDIS IN YEMEN

Following a new report from Human Rights Watch on the use of banned cluster bombs by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the United States State Department has once again given a statement so the government may appear as if it is concerned. But there have been consistent cluster bomb reports since the U.S.-backed intervention was launched in March 2015, and each time business as usual has resumed with no regard for the civilians killed by these explosives.

On December 29, 2015, State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said, “I don’t have anything here that conclusively points to or conclusively speaks to the use of cluster munitions. We have expressed these concerns, though, about their use in the past.”

A reporter pressed Kirby on September 9, 2015, on how cluster bombs were different than barrel bombs, because the U.S. government condemned the Syrian government for using barrel bombs that killed civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cluster bombs, when they fall, and do not detonate, look very much like toys of some kind.

For curious children and toddlers, these cluster bombs do a tremendous job of tearing them apart, limb from limb, when they do detonate.

And of course, selling these weapons to a government with a human rights record just to the right of Attila the Hun, means you know precisely how they are going to be used, which is precisely what the US government has done here.

And when it comes to money for the US weapons manufacturers, like Textron, the US government has utterly no shame whatsoever;
and of course, the cluster bomb manufacturers, I am quite sure, contribute heavily, both overtly and covertly, to both sides of the aisle, to make sure that the production, and sale, of these weapons continues, unabated.

Feb 16 11:34

US is triggering new global arms race: American scholar

The United States by threatening to deploy anti-missile systems close to the borders of both China and Russia is propelling the world towards a new and dangerous arms race, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Feb 16 11:32

Hookers for Hillary!

Feb 16 11:28

Russia has no plans to set up naval base in Fiji — defense official

The official dismissed recent media reports that Russia’s seeks to expand military presence in the Asia-Pacific region and Moscow’s s next step could be searching for a submarine fleet support base in the southern Pacific Ocean. "We do not comment on idle speculation. However, we note that this is not the first time we hear ‘horror stories’ about the creation by Russia’s Defense Ministry of "an entire network of naval bases" around the world. Where analysts and experts get this information - it is hard to imagine, and they do not disclose their sources," Parshin said. He said over the past years the activity of Russia’s Defense Ministry has become more open and it is more difficult now to uncover sensations. "But some experts continue doing this showing a special skill of daydreaming." A group of Russian military instructors are currently staying in Suva to train Fiji’s troops to use the new weapons. The weapons were supplied to the island country free of charge, the general said.

Feb 16 11:28

New evidence shows Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen, Amnesty says

This comes as Saudi Arabia admitted on January 12 that its military had used cluster bombs in the aggression against Yemen.

Feb 16 11:28

VICTIMS OF BILLIONAIRE PEDOPHILE WITH TIES TO BILL CLINTON CLAIM FEDERAL PROSECUTORS OFFERED “SWEETHEART DEAL”

Prosecutors went to great lengths to keep secret the non-prosecution agreement reached in 2007 with Jeffrey Epstein, attorneys for the victims allege, “because of the strong objection they would have faced from victims of Epstein’s abuse, and because of the public criticism that would have resulted from allowing a politically-connected billionaire who had sexually abused more than 30 minor girls to escape … with only a county court jail sentence.”

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There are at least two standards of "justice" in this country; one for the very wealthy and very well-connected, and a far more rigorous, and punitive, standard for the rest of us.

Feb 16 11:26

Britain Is The Global Centre For ‘Dogs Of War’ Mercenary Industry

Since the start of the global war on terror following the 9/11 attacks of 2001 in New York, there has been an increased demand for mercenaries and the private military/security industry has boomed.

Feb 16 11:25

American Military Group Arrives in Moldova

According to the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, today on January 13th, U.S. troops arrived in the Republic of Moldova on a regional tour. The group consisted of 17 people: elected admirals and generals, as well as civil officers of the highest command and staff of the Department of Defense of the United States of America. Their stay in the Republic will last until February 16th.

This visit is a part of the program "Capstone", which ensures the highest composition of commanders on foreign policy and national security. Also during the visit, a group of soldiers from the U.S. will hold meetings with representatives of civil society, the government of Moldova, and will visit some of the monuments of culture of the Republic. Note that this tour includes visits to Germany, Belgium, Estonia and Ukraine

Feb 16 11:24

The quiet rebellion of Conservative England

For all their quiet manners, the members of Walton's Conservative Club have had their fill of the European Union. Many also feel that David Cameron, the Prime Minister who promised voters a radical new deal for EU membership, has let them down.

Looking up from his copy of the Telegraph’s sport section, Clive Gee, 60, says simply: “We are paying too much into the EU and we are not getting enough back.”

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"Of course. That's what all these unions and the New World Order are about. You give us your wealth, and in return, we give you ... ink and paper." -- New World Odor

Feb 16 11:23

Turkish police thwart attack on bus with Russian football fans in Istanbul

Turkish law enforcers thwarted an attack of Fenerbahce FC fans on a bus carrying fans of Russia’s Lokomotiv Moscow FC ahead of the Europa League match between the two clubs in Istanbul on Tuesday night, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene. According to the correspondent, the Turkish fans attacked the bus only several meters from the stadium throwing stones at the vehicle. However, Turkish police reacted promptly clamping down on the assailants and detained at least four Fenerbahce FC fans. "This was an isolated incident as there were no such incidents on the way to the stadium," Sergey Gorelikov, the Russian club’s manager on work with fans, told TASS after asked to comment on the Fenerbahce fans’ attack...

Feb 16 11:22

John Kerry calls for united Europe, including Britain

David Cameron, Angela Merkel and John Kerry have called for Great Britain to be part of a united Europe.

All three were speaking as world leaders met for the Munich security conference today to discuss various issues, but primarily the crisis in Syria and battle against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Mr Kerry, US secretary of state, today said that his country strongly backed Britain staying in the European Union.

Feb 16 11:20

Yemen war: Saudi Arabia accused of deploying illegal, US-supplied cluster bombs in conflict

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of the bombs being used at least five times, including an attack in December last year that injured civilians

Feb 16 11:20

French ex-prime minister: Without Assad, neither EU nor US will be able to end Syrian crisis

Conflicting views over the Syrian crisis are stalling the fight against global terror. Under the pressure of the economic and refugee crises, European unity is too strained. Can the escalation of fighting be stopped - and what are the instruments that are needed to finally solve the problems that EU is facing for months, if not for years? To find out, we speak to a former prime minister of France. Dominique de Villepin is on Sophie&Co today.

Feb 16 11:19

The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people

In 2014, the former director of both the CIA and NSA proclaimed that "we kill people based on metadata." Now, a new examination of previously published Snowden documents suggests that many of those people may have been innocent.

Last year, The Intercept published documents detailing the NSA's SKYNET programme. According to the documents, SKYNET engages in mass surveillance of Pakistan's mobile phone network, and then uses a machine learning algorithm on the cellular network metadata of 55 million people to try and rate each person's likelihood of being a terrorist.

Patrick Ball—a data scientist and the executive director at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group—who has previously given expert testimony before war crimes tribunals, described the NSA's methods as "ridiculously optimistic" and "completely bullshit." A flaw in how the NSA trains SKYNET's machine learning algorithm to analyse cellular metadata, Ball told Ars, makes the results scientifically unsound.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations, no matter how the Obama administration attempts to defend it, is both morally wrong, and holds absolutely no legal standing whatsoever in American law.

And by killing the innocent, the US government creates another group of anti-American extremists who hate this country, and want to find any way to do it wrong, because of the wrong which has been done to their families and friends.

It is a great way of creating more and more terrorist against whom to perpetuate an endless set of wars.

Feb 16 11:19

Old lady interviewed in Germany about migrants

Feb 16 11:18

Turko-Kurdish Rift Spreads to Sweden as Kurdish Man is Shot in Stockholm

Kurdish people are not only being viciously attacked in Turkey and Syria, they’re also being hunted down in other countries: an elderly Kurdish man was shot in Stockholm over the past weekend, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported.

A 52-year-old Kurdish man received gunshot wounds while attending a pro-Kurdish rally in the Swedish capital.

Although the attacker remains unknown, the incident might fuel a conflict between Turks and Kurds living in Sweden, said Paul Levin, a professor of Turkish Studies at Stockholm University, according to Svenska Dagbladet.

Feb 16 11:18

Schroeder: NATO Expansion Toward Russia Destroys Basis of German Ostpolitik

In an interview with Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said that the West should lift anti-Russian sanctions as they harm both Moscow and Europe.

Feb 16 11:17

Bad Idea? Merkel's 'Reckless' Game With Turkey May Backfire on EU

When it comes to dealing with Turkey and trying to solve the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shouldn’t talk to Turkey on behalf of the entire European Union (EU), French political analyst Didier Billion told Atlantico.

Feb 16 11:17

Cologne rapists WERE refugees: Prosecutor slams reports exonerating migrants as 'nonsense'

Furious lawyer Ulrich Bremer blasted stories which emerged earlier today claiming that just three of the men linked to the horrific sex attacks were refugees.

The reports were circulated online by supporters of mass migration including a senior official at the United Nations (UN).

Feb 16 11:16

Russian lawmaker says mass influx of refugees highly improbable in Russia

"I think Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (who said that Russia is to share Turkey’s lot in term of accepting an influx of refugees fleeing from wars) rather expresses the Scandinavian countries’ concerns over this scenario," he said, adding that such a scenario was highly improbable. "Suffice it to have a look at a map to see that no mass influx of refugees is likely in Russia just because it will be technically difficult for them to reach Russia’s territory." "Those refugees who have reached Sweden, Finland and Denmark, did it via the European Union countries and this flow was really big," Pushkov said. "I believe the European Union countries should think how to solve this problem with the use of instruments the Union has and their internal agreements. In case of Russia, it can be dozens, maybe hundreds of people but not thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people who have reached them via the European Union countries. And there can be and will be no other flow."

Feb 16 11:16

USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal.

The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaska refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify.

The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy’s issues were in Oregon doesn’t it)

Feb 16 11:14

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.

The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.

The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living tissues to repair the body.

Experts described the technology, developed in the US, as a "goose that really does lay golden eggs".

The idea of placing individual human cells in a precise pattern to replace a damaged jaw, missing ear or scarred heart muscle holds much promise.

But the field has been limited by the huge challenge of keeping the cells alive - they become starved of oxygen and nutrients in tissues thicker than 0.2 millimetres.

Sponge

The team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre developed a new technique that 3D-prints a tissue riddled with micro-channels, rather like a sponge, to allow nutrients to penetrate the tissue.

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This is an incredible development which holds a great deal of promise for the medical community.

Feb 16 11:10

EUROPEAN GROUPS EXPOSE 'TERRIFYING EXTENT OF CORPORATE GRAB' WITHIN TTIP

Even with global inequality at historic highs and corporate tax evasion in the public spotlight, a new report out Monday shows how a so-called free trade deal between the U.S. and European Union could further threaten tax justice, hampering governments' ability to ensure that critical public services are well funded or to pursue progressive tax practices.

According to the London-based Global Justice Now and the Netherlands-headquartered Transnational Institute, the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "would massively increase the ability of corporations to sue member states of the EU over measures such as windfall taxes on exceptional profits, or use of taxation as a policy instrument such as a possible 'sugar tax'."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... A treaty by the corporations, of the corporations, and for the corporations.

Feb 16 11:07

Cibolo Creek Ranch Airport

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 5300 x 60 ft. / 1615 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt
RUNWAY 9 RUNWAY 27
Traffic pattern: left left

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Scalia met his demise HAS ITS OWN AIRPORT!

So why was Scalia's body not flown to El Paso? Why was it driven away in a van?

Feb 16 11:06

One Third Of Energy Companies Could Go Bankrupt Deloitte Warns As Credit Risk Hits Record High

At 1600bps, the extra yield investors are demanding to take on US energy credit risk has never been higher. However, if a new report from Deloitte proves true, this is far from enough as they forecast roughly a third of oil producers are at high risk of slipping into bankruptcy this year as low commodity prices crimp their access to cash and ability to cut debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The universal volatility of this commodity is a very clear demonstration that the world economy is grinding to one very real halt.

Feb 16 11:04

Ukraine’s Rada registers draft resolution on no-confidence to the government

The document was initiated by Yuri Lutsenko who leads the pro-presidential Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction. The text of the resolution is unavailable so far. Yuri Lutsenko has called on lawmakers to vote for the resignation of the government at today’s session.
Ukraine’s prosecutor general tenders resignation: Earlier on Tuesday, President Poroshenko asked Shokin to send in his papers. "Today in the morning, I met with the prosecutor general and had a substantial conversation with him. I asked Viktor Nikolayevich [Shokin] to send in his papers," Poroshenko said in an address to the nation posted on his official website. The president noted that Shokin had reformed the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office but failed to win confidence of society. "That is why resignation of the prosecutor general is on the agenda now," he said. http://tass.ru/en/world/857148

Feb 16 11:04

As Candidates Vie for the ‘Anti-Establishment’ Label, Real Establishment Lives On

This presidential election, every candidate both left and right seems allergic to the word “establishment.” This is a little bizarre since they are all desperate to be elected to the most establishment job in the world. But I get it: if the electorate is in an anti-establishment mood, presidential candidates will hide their resumes, instead of touting them, if that will bring home the win.

Feb 16 11:03

FLASHBACK - Ted Cruz is not eligible to be President of the United States; The meaning of "Natural Born."

Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for President of the United States. He was born in Canada, of parents who were Canadian citizens at the time of his birth. Cruz's mother claims to have been born in Delaware. The State of Delaware claims not to have any records of her. (The authenticity of the Birth Certificate provided by the Cruz campaign is now in dispute.) But even if genuine, it makes Cruz's mother a US citizen, but maybe not Cruz himself!

Ted Cruz was born in Canada in 1970. In 1970, Canada did not recognize the concept of dual citizen. Hence Cruz is Canadian by birth, ONLY Canadian by birth, despite his parents' lineage! The fact that Ted Cruz claims to have renounced his Canadian citizenship proves this!

And there is another complication. In 1970, Canada was still under the Queen's Mandate until 1984, which means ted Cruz was born a subject of Britain!

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Feb 16 11:01

Nasty Republican campaign gets nastier

The name-calling of liar and loser rolls on in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but now there are legal threats being thrown in, too.

Front-runner Donald Trump says he will sue Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless Cruz stops airing what Trump says are "false ads" about Trump.

Feb 16 11:01

Activists in Ukrainian cities demand Yatsenyuk’s resignation

Demonstrators have gathered for protests in 10 Ukrainian cities to demand resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Local media reported that demonstrations are being held in Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Poltava, Khmelnitsky, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, Ternopol and Lutsk. Protesters are waving flags of "Svoboda" (Freedom) nationalist party and banners saying: "Marauder premier - to tribunal," "Marauder premier should go," "Yatsenyuk’s government — puppet of oligarchs."

Feb 16 10:59

Weapons of Mass Vaccination? CDC intensifies childhood vaccine schedule to include 74 injections before age 17

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just added three new vaccines to the Childhood Immunization Schedule, bringing the total to an almost unbelievable 74 vaccine doses recommended before the age of 17.

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Feb 16 10:54

Local administration says Donetsk was shelled last night

"Two residential houses were completely destroyed at night near the Trudovkskaya mine. Fortunately, no one was injured as people managed to go down to the basement in time," Donetsk News Agency quoted Zhukovsky as saying. The DPR defense ministry said earlier that Ukrainian forces shelled the settlement of Zhabichevo and Donetsk airport on Monday. The DPR and LPR said that Ukrainian forces violated ceasefire regime 120 times and shelled DPR and LPR territory more than 320 times since December 23 last year.

Kiev plans to close another checkpoint in Donbass on February 17 http://tass.ru/en/world/857055

Feb 16 10:51

Lukashenko satisfied with EU’s decision to lift most sanctions from Belarus

"The foreign minister should thank his colleagues for making such a decision. The EU did good, they understood that it’s high time to move away from this blocking mindset and confrontation with Belarus," Lukashenko said at the session on measures to boost effectiveness of social-economic sphere. "They (EU) made a decision that is absolutely satisfactory for us," he added. The Belarusian president ordered the government to step up work with EU banking structures and potential investors. "We are open for this," Lukashenko noted. EU lifted sanctions from President Alexander Lukashenko and 170 other Belarusian officials on Monday. However, the arms embargo remained in force.

Feb 16 10:48

Damascus calls for lifting sanctions against Syria

"The unilateral sanctions against Syria imposed by the US and the European Union should be lifted," Muallem told UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura. The minister said the sanctions "aggravated the sufferings of Syrian people." Muallem and de Mistura also discussed deliveries of humanitarian aid to the Syrian cities sieged by the conflicting sides.

Feb 16 10:42

Syrian army advances into Raqqa in major anti-ISIS assault

Syrian army units and paramilitary forces are reportedly moving into Raqqa province, seizing strategically important areas along the Salamiyah-Raqqa road which leads directly into the Islamic State stronghold.

Feb 16 10:41

Russian lawmaker says threat of Turkish-Saudi invasion of Syria is used as leverage

"Naturally, developments in Syria are extremely disadvantageous for Ankara, since those forces Turkey is supporting in Syria, including some part of the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are now suffering defeat, and we are fully aware that Turkey has contacts with Islamic State gunmen who are gradually losing their positions," Pushkov said. "Saudi Arabia has similar concerns... Saudi Arabia said it is ready for a military operation but is waiting for consent from the United States. On the other hand, the Saudis have no capable army of their own, i.e. those they can deploy are mostly people who are serving for money, mercenaries. Riyadh has no troops of its own and it is difficult to say now whether its threats to launch a military invasion of Syria are real or a bluff... So far, it can be seen as an attempt to influence the situation by means of threats and political maneuvers.

Feb 16 10:39

Flashback: Who is behind Syrian Observatory for Human Rights? Nimrod Kamer investigates for RT

The two-bedroom Coventry home of Syrian immigrant Rami Abdel Rahman has been the organization’s base and the source of information for major mainstream media on anything Syria-related from the past four years, including the death toll.

Nobody quite knows who Abdel Rahman has on the ground in Syria, but information just keeps flowing on and on, usually in a dramatic fashion and with little detail.

Feb 16 10:38

Russia denies its warplanes hit Medecins sans Frontieres hospital in Syria

Russia has rebuffed claims that its warplanes struck a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Syria in airstrikes the previous day that killed at least nine as Syrian government forces and a predominantly Kurdish coalition made gains against rivals in the country's north.

In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the hospital report was another case in which those who make accusations against Russia cannot back them up.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had said Russian warplanes targeted the hospital in Idlib province on Monday, destroying it and killing nine people.

Feb 16 10:38

Donald Trump has invented a new way to win

The other GOP candidates are finally starting to fight on Donald Trump’s terms, to judge by the slugfest that was Saturday night’s debate. But it speaks volumes — whole encyclopedias — about the ignorance of our political and media elites that they’re only now realizing that much of what Trump’s been doing is just busting balls.

It’s a blue-collar ritual, with clear rules — overtly insulting, sure, but with infinite subtleties. It can be a test of manliness, a sign of respect, a way of bonding and much more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Liberal Elitists are losing ground because after so much pretension and political correctness, the public has stopped wanting to be them. Americans want to go back to being the sort of Americans who actually build things and make the nation work, not sit and talk endlessly about why the disaster is someone else's fault.

Feb 16 10:36

Ukraine's Poroshenko asks PM Yatsenyuk to resign

The embattled Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, faces a no-confidence vote. President Poroshenko has asked for a "complete cabinet reshuffle."

Feb 16 10:35

Russia to bring up the issue of Turkey shelling Syria at UNSC session — diplomat

According to the diplomat from a country member of the UN Security Council, no separate meeting was planned. Instead, the issue will be discussed within the framework of general discussion. Turkish armed forces shelled on Monday positions of the Kurdish forces of self-defense in Syria, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said. He said the fire was opened in retaliation for an attack on a Turkish border point from the territory of the neighboring country. Western media note that positions of Syrian Kurds have been shelled for a third day running.

Feb 16 10:34

UK Plan to Outlaw Boycotts Compared to Support for Apartheid South Africa

The British government's move to outlaw boycotts, including those aimed at Israel, is being likened by critics to former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's support for apartheid South Africa.

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Yeah ... I can see that.

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