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December 17, 2015

Dec 17 15:56

Jeff Christian: ‘Unprecedented’ Short Positions in Metals Market

Dec 17 15:52

Bernie Sanders Tours Epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising

TRNN spoke to Baltimore residents about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ visit to the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.



Dec 17 15:40

Millennials Better Start Thinking About Retirement

I’m only 24, but I signed up for the 401(k) plan at work as soon as I qualified. I’m privileged to have a responsible employer and to belong a union that fought for its members’ right to enjoy decent retirement benefits. Many of my friends aren’t so lucky.

Dec 17 15:32

E-Waste Hell

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how Al Gore and his ilk never talk about THIS threat to the environment!



Dec 17 15:30

DISNEYLAND: Metal detectors installed, toy guns banned at Disney parks

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are placing metal detectors at the esplanade area where guests are screened to enter the theme parks, beginning today, and prohibiting and banning toy gun possession and sales inside the park.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I first went to Disneyland (I was 12 years old) there was a shooting gallery in Frontier land, and toy guns for sale in the stores!

Dec 17 15:26

Windows 10 Upgrades Cannot Be Stopped

Windows 10 introduces something new and highly unpleasant for its millions of consumers: the complete loss of control.

This revelation comes as Microsoft drip feeds nuggets of information ahead of Windows 10’s July 29th release and it is sure to spark anger and frustration as awareness grows. In a nutshell all upgraders to Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro (whether free or paid) will be forced to install every feature, patch and fix Microsoft throws at them or have their security updates cut off.

Dec 17 15:18

Massive Fukushima radiation cover-up as government-funded scientists now claim radiation won't hurt you

The alarming findings that levels of Fukushima radiation off the North American coast are higher now than they have ever been, is being spun by the press as an issue of no concern.

In March 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns following a massive earthquake and tsunami. The exploding reactors sprayed massive amounts of radioactive material into the air, most of which settled into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, more radioactive material has continued to pour from the coastal plant into the ocean.

In a study presented at the conference of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Dec. 14, researchers found that radiation levels from Alaska to California have increased since samples were last taken. The highest levels yet of radiation from the disaster were found in a sample taken 2,500 kilometers (approx. 1,550 miles) west of San Francisco.

Dec 17 15:12

IAEA Report Finds Many Allegations on Iran’s Nuclear History Are Baseless

Robert Kelley says the IAEA had failed to adequately investigate charges that were made in the past by U.S. and Israel against Iran.

Dec 17 15:10

 GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Block the Windows 10 upgrade.

Dec 17 15:03

Fear-mongering Hurts Us All

Representative Loretta Sanchez voiced the fears of a growing number of Americans when she spoke recently with Larry King as details about the San Bernardino shooters emerged.

Dec 17 14:44

Exposed ISIS Chemical Weapons Smuggled From Europe Through Turkey to Syria



Dec 17 14:43

Breaking Niger: Gov foils coup attempt from the air.

Dec 17 14:41

Israel Key Link in Exporting ISIS Oil

Vijay Prashad says that ISIS oil is smuggled through Turkey to Israel and is a major source of ISIS funding.

Dec 17 14:34

Former Cop: Officer in Freddie Gray Trial Does Not Have Discretion to Break the Law

As final ruling nears, activist says officers should be held accountable.



Dec 17 14:32

Obama used influence to ‘stop Ed Miliband winning the general election’

A new book reveals that Barack Obama supported David Cameron in the UK general election earlier this year. In the publication, academics disclose that Obama sent his former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina – who has been described as “the most powerful person in Washington you’ve never heard of” – to stop Ed Miliband winning.

The White House, however, have insisted Messina’s appointment to the Conservatives was not “any kind of a signal from the president”.

Dec 17 14:32

Baltic Dry Index Crashes To New Record Low As China “Demand Is Collapsing”

Despite a brief dead-cat-bounce late November, which Jim Cramer heralded as evidence of stabilization in China, the world’s best known freight index has collapsed to new all-time record lows this morning.

Amid a persistent glut of ships and ongoing concerns about Chinese steel imports, The Baltic Dry has tumbled to 471 – the lowest level in at least 30 years.

Worst. Ever.

Dec 17 14:11

CrossTalk: Syrian minefield

With two widely differing coalitions and one very complex Civil War, it would appear there is little room for compromise in Syria today.

Dec 17 13:56

Chaos Ensues As Popular Liberty Discussion Forum (Formerly DailyPaul) Abruptly Announces Permanent Shut-Down Dec 31

Michael Nystrom, owner of the very busy libertarian discussion forum PopularLiberty (formerly DailyPaul.com) has announced that he is closing his site down for good on December 31st. Nystrom had previously posted that he was considering shutting the site down over the past year or two, always to the consternation and upset of his members. In the wake of his latest announcement, which this time is for real, users are scrambling to start new discussion forums so that the users can keep a place to discuss events of the day, share ideas, keep in touch and maintain relationships that they have formed over the years.


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Dec 17 13:56

House budget bill funds Planned Parenthood, reduces UNFPA funds

The House's new Speaker has unveiled a $1.67 trillion budget that fully funds Planned Parenthood for the next nine-and-a-half months.

Dec 17 13:48

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution targeting ISIS finances

UN Security Council has passed a resolution to strengthen legal measures against those who do business with terrorist groups, mainly targeting the Islamic State militants (IS, former ISIS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan is going to be pissed, but the US could hardly veto this resolution without advertising to the world that they were complicit in the looting of Syria's oil.

Dec 17 13:47

Turkish troops injured, 7 Kurds killed in ISIS rocket attack on base in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants launched an attack on a military camp in northern Iraq where Turkish troops are stationed on Wednesday. According to officials, seven Kurdish peshmega fighters were killed and four Turkish troops were injured in the bombardment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey now has an excuse to start sending troops back in.


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Dec 17 13:38

USAID’S MILLIONS OFTEN SPENT BLINDLY IN AFGHANISTAN, WITH TALIBAN AS OCCASIONAL BENEFICIARY

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has wasted millions of dollars on projects in Afghanistanthat, among other things, helped the Taliban. Many USAID projects were intended to “stabilize” the country and demonstrate to the local populace that they should support the U.S.-backed Afghan government. But an internal investigation (pdf) of USAID efforts in the war-torn country found that many of them had the opposite result.

Dec 17 13:34

Baltimore: A Canary in a Coal Mine

We talk to Baltimore activists about the Freddie Gray trial and what it means for the city, as well as the nation.

Dec 17 13:24

Military operations in preparation in and around Syria

The Western Press doesn’t have much to say about the military operations in Syria, except to affirm, without the slightest proof, that the Coalition is successfully bombing Daesh jihadists while the Russians continue to kill innocent civilians. It is in fact difficult to form a reasonable idea of the current situation, particularly since each side is readying its weapons in preparation for a wider conflict. Thierry Meyssan describes what is going on.

Dec 17 13:17

Do you approve of President Obama's job performance?

YES
3% (23 votes)
NO
97% (878 votes)
Total votes: 901
Dec 17 13:12

It Has Begun: Banks & Government Raiding Retirement Savings & Stealing Billions From Teamsters



Dec 17 13:11

Ron Paul - Bernie Sanders destroyed Audit the Fed Bill at the last minute

Dec 17 13:07

ISIS IP Addresses Traced Back To Saudi Arabia and UK Governments

By Brandon Turbeville

A recent successful hacking of three ISIS supporters’ Twitter accounts has revealed that the source of these accounts is not located in Syria or Iraq but in the UK and Saudi Arabia.

According to a report by the UK Mirror, a group of four hackers known as VandaSec hacked the ISIS accounts and linked them back to the Department of Work and Pensions in the UK. Indeed, according to the hackers, the accounts are being run from Internet addresses that can be traced back to the DWP...

Dec 17 12:59

Single-date record for snowfall set in Rapid City, topping 1908 record

A winter storm that dumped well more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state, and which broke a century-old single-date record in Rapid City, forced closure of Interstate 90 though much of the central part of the state Tuesday night and led to two days of school closures in Rapid City.



Dec 17 12:59

Fort Collins sets snow record; U.S. Highway 287 reopens

Although no more snow is predicted for Wednesday, Fort Collins set a single day snow record on Tuesday.

Fort Collins officially received 7.4 inches of snow Tuesday, according to the CSU weather station at the campus, which is a new record for the day. The previous record was 4 inches in 1988. A trained National Weather Service spotter reported 8.9 inches of snow in southwest Fort Collins on Tuesday.

Dec 17 12:58

California feels the chill as Denver gets record snow

Southern California's week of unusually cold weather continued Wednesday with overnight temperatures in valley areas dipping into the teens, as Colorado started to dig out from record snow.

Dec 17 12:56

Girls who have died following Gardasil vaccination

Moshella Roberts, 20, a student from Fayetteville State
University, Fayetteville, (Carolina – North) . She died from the
Gardasil vaccination, her first day on the job at Trinity Home Care,
April 5, 2008. Shelly appeared to have died in her sleep while on the
job that morning.

Shelly was a funny, quiet and easy-going person. Although she had a
’laid back’ personality, she loved to help other people. In her spare
time, she enjoyed doing hair and spending time with family and friends.
In High School she was a varsity cheerleader, an active volunteer for
her community (Special Olympics, make-up artist for a major play, and
various town functions) and she received her C.N.A, all while
maintaining a honor status. She received her post-secondary education at
Fayetteville State University, majoring in psychology.

During her sophomore year, she sought employment through a home health
care agency, and suddenly died at her first day on the job,

Dec 17 12:55

U-Turn? Kerry Now Says: ‘U.S. NOT Seeking Regime Change in Syria’

While US Republican Party debutantes were competing to see which candidate would be the toughest in “standing up against Russia,” and endless shilling for regime change in Syria, with GOP runners Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Carly Fiorina all screaming that, “Assad must go”… Secretary Kerry made a stunning admission which was blacked-out by the entire US mainstream media, and drowned-out online because of Donald Trump and the GOP circus:
“The United States and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change,” said Kerry.

This is a complete u-turn position from what Washington and its allies have been saying for the last 4 years. Why now? What happened to Kerry’s previous claims likening Assad to Hitler?



Dec 17 12:54

Columbia River Gorge braces for more winter weather

Here comes some more climate change.The drought is breaking in the west!

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

Another storm system is making its way through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland metro Thursday and some local residents are already starting to see some snow.

With winter weather comes the possibility of high winds, fog, freezing rain, landslides and snow and residents should be prepared for anything.

Dec 17 12:53

BOOGA BOOGA! U.S. terrorism advisory system getting update

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday an update to the country's terrorism advisory system to give detailed information to the public in the event of a terror threat.

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Dec 17 12:43

CIA funding of tech companies

Government funding of companies provides a steady stream of support for tech developing innovations. One vehicle for facilitating this relationship can be found in an entity called, In-Q-Tel.

Dec 17 12:41

Game Over: U.S. Agrees to Let Assad Stay in Power

There are signs that America’s campaign to overthrow Assad is not only falling apart, it may be nearing its end. Earlier this week, John Kerry met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria. He later revealed to the press that the Obama administration has a made a major concession on the conflict.

Dec 17 12:39

Silent Spaces? Yale Students Eagerly Sign Petition to Repeal the First Amendment

This pathetic display shows the ivy leaguers at Yale not just signing a petition to do away with the First Amendment, but actually fawning over how wonderful of an idea they all think repealing the First Amendment is because of reasons like if something hurts someone’s feelings, it should not be protected as free speech...

Dec 17 12:33

COP21 And The Global Propaganda Show

The big problem with trying to convince everyone that global warming is catastrophic to the human existence is that the campaign to do just that is being led by the very people we trust the least – governments. Just 16% of people in Britain believe that politicians tell the truth.

Dec 17 12:22

British government IPs found linked to ISIS Twitter accounts

he cat has now come further out the bag after hackers reportedly found that British government IP addresses are in fact linked to known ISIS Twitter accounts being used to perpetuate terror worldwide.

Dec 17 12:04

First Big Snowstorm of Season Piles it On in Western States

There is more a comin Colorado. Look to the west! Got about 8"+ ! Back to shovelin this heart attack snow.

LONGMONT, Colo.— A powerful late-autumn storm dumped up to 24 inches of snow in the Colorado mountains Tuesday before barreling onto the plains, prompting airlines to cancel about 500 flights at the Denver airport and leaving hundreds of miles of highways slippery with snow and ice.

The snow tapered off Tuesday afternoon as the storm moved northeast, leaving behind drifts up to 4 feet high.

Dec 17 11:50

The Elephant in the Room at the Last GOP Debate

Boots on the ground and extended war against ISIS is more war for Israel... would ANYONE in the GOP dare to say no? With Sheldon Adelson as the top angel and godfather of the party, it is hard to imagine any candidate would...

Dec 17 11:49

Week Ten of Russia’s Intervention in Syria. The Empire’s Reckless Arrogance

The interesting development this week is that France, the UK and Germany have all officially decided to join these rogue states and act just like the Turks and Israelis by illegally intervening in Syria – in direct violation of international law – supposedly to fight Daesh.

And even though Daesh is the official enemy, it “just so happens” that Syrian army positions were bombed by the USAF while the Israelis bombed Hezbollah missile depots. Apparently, the “Assad must go” policy is still the order of the day. In a way, one could argue that the West has now (re-)affirmed the principle that “might makes right” and that threats and violence are still the only “policy” of the Empire in lieu of a legal, negotiated, policy. The problem with that is that the “other side” strongly feels that surrendering to the Empire’s demands is simply not an option.

Dec 17 11:36

AT LAST: THE 20 QUESTIONS THOSE AT THE HELM CAN’T ANSWER – ALL ON ONE PAGE

Exclusive at The Slog: your very own Advent cut-out-and-keep 20-day Christmas season questions for wise men, not wide-boys

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I often ponder number 19 myself! :)

Dec 17 11:15

Britain prepares to send 1,000 troops and Special Forces to Libya to help stem the rise of ISIS 

Britain is preparing to deploy up to 1,000 troops and Special Forces to Libya
Fears remain over growing expansion of ISIS presence in and around Sirte
A small team of soldiers will be deployed to carry out 'scoping' missions
British military personnel would contribute to a 6,000-strong Italian-led mission to train and support local forces .

Military officials are examining plans to send soldiers to the country to help train Libyan security forces to fight militants taking over the region.

They will follow a team of a handful of soldiers who will be deployed to the country to carry out a 'scoping' mission.

Their expanding influence over the region has become so concerning for Libyan leaders that they have announced they would accept help from the Russians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the UK is struggling to get ahead of any acceptance of Libya's request for Russian military assistance here.

There is no indication as to when these troops will be deployed, by my guess will be sooner rather than later.

Dec 17 11:01

US Refuses to Tell France Who Financed Paris Terror Attacks

The US has refused to respond to French inquiries regarding terrorist funding sources, according to sources in the French Finance Ministry.

United States authorities have yet to respond to multiple requests from France on sources of funding for Daesh terrorists tied to the November 13 Paris attacks, a French Finance Ministry source told Reuters.

The US and the European Union signed an agreement called the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program in 2010, which allowed EU countries to rely on the US for information on terrorist groups' finance flows. Prior to the Paris attacks, the US turned down requests from France to reveal the financial flows funding the January 7 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Jewish supermarket, saying France "did not provide enough details."

"I don't think that they will dare use this argument for the latest request concerning very specific people identified as being behind the Paris attacks," the source told Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This underscores this horrific attack being a false flag; that's why the US government is noticeably silent on coughing up any info for the French that would help in the investigation.

However, there were several agendas which were very much accomplished, after these attacks.

Now, France is looking to extend their "emergency powers" by writing them into their Constitution; secondly, it gave President Obama another eve t with with to grandstand on his anti-gun policies.

Dec 17 10:59

Russia’s Reflexive Control Theory

Reflexive control is a subject that has been studied in the Soviet Union and Russia for nearly 40 years. The theory has both military and civilian uses. This article describes both the theory and practice of reflexive control, focusing on recent developments. The concept is close in meaning to the US concept of perception management.

Dec 17 10:55

“PROGRESSIVE” MEDIA ARGUES “THANKS TO ISIS, WE HAVE TO CONSIDER LIMITS TO FREE SPEECH”

“Thanks to ISIS, we have to consider limits to free speech.” Slate tweeted, along with a link to the piece penned by Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

Posner posits that “America faces unprecedented danger from the group’s online radicalization tactics,” and therefore “The novelty of this threat calls for new thinking about limits on freedom of speech.”

Posner argues that there are thousands of “Lonely and bored” Muslim Americans who are at risk of becoming radicalized online by ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, now that we know those ISIS Twitter accounts trace back to government offices, wouldn't it just be easier to shut those offices down? :)

Dec 17 10:53

"Let Them Fly There Now": Putin Threatens To Shoot Down Turkish Jets In Syria, Calls Erdogan An Ass Kisser

It’s been nearly a month since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 in what not only represented the most serious escalation to date in Syria’s five year conflict but also marked the first time a NATO member has engaged a Russian or Soviet aircraft in at least six decades.

The “incident” - which came several weeks after Ankara downed what certainly appeared to be a Russian drone - infuriated The Kremlin, setting off a war of words that culminated in a lengthy presentation by the Russian MoD which purported to prove that illicit Islamic State oil flows through Turkey. Both Putin and a number of other Russian officials have implicated Erdogan and his family in the trafficking of illegal crude and there’s speculation that Ankara’s brazen move to fire on the Russian warplane stemmed from Erdogan’s desire to “punish” Russia for disrupting what Deputy Minister of Defence Anatoly Antonov sarcastically called “a brilliant family business.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Vlad, please tell Edrogan how you REALLY feel!!!

Dec 17 10:43

Ukrainian and NATO Sign Defense Agreement

Officials from NATO and Ukraine agreed on a road map Wednesday for greater cooperation between the organization and the troubled country.

Patrick Auroy, NATO’s assistant secretary general for defense investment, and Oleg Gladkovskyi, first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, were present to sign off on the NATO-Ukraine Defense-Technical Co-operation.

The agreement includes promises to improve Ukraine’s defense industry and armed forces, as well as deepening cooperation between the alliance and Kiev in defense science and technology.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders just how soon Ukraine will be granted full membership in NATO, which will allow it to invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter, stating that any attack against one NATO member is to be considered an attack against all of them.

Might NATO be contemplating conducting a military assault against Russia,sparked by some false flag in Ukraine at some point in the not too distant future?

Right now, with they way NATO has been storing military equipment and enhancing troop strength in Eastern Europe, I would not bet against such a scenario taking place.

Dec 17 10:31

Barbarism Advances. “The 1930s All Over Again in Europe”

Today, pestilence-carrying rats are back infesting Europe. Ukraine writhes in a delirium of historical topsy-turvy. On 14 October, it celebrated the first Defenders’ Day, a national holiday legally decreed by the Ukrainian Parliament. The date is significant, for on this day, seventy-three years ago, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was founded. In WW II, UPA cooperated with the Nazis, supplying a Ukrainian voluntary SS division– the SS Freiwillingen-Schutzen-Division “Galizien,” the infamous Galitian Division.

Dec 17 10:29

No food & DVDs: Iran to impose sanctions on US-made goods import

Five months since the historic deal was reached on Iran's nuclear program, Tehran says sanction relief is a matter of weeks away. Despite that invitation, one country is not welcome. Tehran has decided to block the import of more than 200 American consumer goods

Dec 17 10:23

You Want War? Russia is Ready for War

Nobody needs to read Zbigniew Brzezinski’s “Grand Chessboard” 1997 opus to know US foreign policy revolves around one single overarching theme: prevent – by all means necessary – the emergence of a power, or powers, capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral swagger, not only in Eurasia but across the world.

The Pentagon carries the same message embedded in newspeak: the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

Russian intel has certainly played all possible scenarios involving a NATO Turkish army on the Turkish-Syrian border as well as the possibility of Ankara closing the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for the Russian “Syria Express”. Erdogan may not be foolish enough to offer Russia yet another casus belli. But Moscow is taking no chances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The event to which Mr. Escobar alludes is the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, which triggered World War 1.

It certainly appears to me that the US government is slouching toward initiating World War III, because war was the saviour of the US economy in World War 1 and World War 11.

However, those in Sodom on the Potomac seem to have forgotten, utterly, that because the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome in a conventional military confrontation with Russia, that the conflict will most likely go nuclear in a heartbeat; and that is why the military option against Russia is so scarily dangerous.

Dec 17 10:20

Alarming Evidence Suggests ISIS is Now a US-Israel Proxy Army

A revealing light on how we got here has now been shone by a recently declassified secret US intelligence report, written in August 2012, which uncannily predicts – and effectively welcomes – the prospect of a “Salafist principality” in eastern Syria and an al-Qaida-controlled Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. In stark contrast to western claims at the time, the Defense Intelligence Agency document identifies al-Qaida in Iraq (which became Isis) and fellow Salafists as the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria” – and states that “western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey” were supporting the opposition’s efforts to take control of eastern Syria.

Raising the “possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality”, the Pentagon report goes on, “this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran)”.

Dec 17 10:19

WHAT’S A ‘NICE JEWISH BOY’ DOING ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW?

Adam Sandler Drops F-Bombs On Boycott Israel Movement

Dec 17 10:18

When Did 9/11 Happen?

Dec 17 10:14

A key under the doormat isn’t safe. Neither is an encryption backdoor.

There is overwhelming consensus in the technical community that even ostensibly “secure” backdoors put the systems into which they are incorporated at increased risk of outside attack and compromise. At best, a backdoor greatly increases the “attack surface” of the system and creates rich new opportunities for unauthorized exploitation of hidden (and inevitable) software bugs, to say nothing of the human-scale processes that manage the access.

Dec 17 10:12

Retailers ring alarm bells on Christmas sales, while Obama takes another multimillion-dollar vacation

Despite cheaper oil prices — which we can attribute to OPEC’s determination, led by Saudi Arabia (to whose king Obama had bowed), to destroy the U.S. oil (fracking) industry — Americans are not spending.

That’s because many Americans can read the troubling economic signs, in America and the world, that all is not well. As a result, despite the rah-rah boasts by the Obama regime and the lapdog media about a “recovering” economy and fictive job growth, consumer confidence in U.S. economy actually went down sharply in November, just in time for Black Friday marking the beginning of the “holiday” season sales.

Dec 17 10:11

David Cameron’s Christmas Crusade – More Killing, British “Humanitarian Boots” on the Ground in Syria

Under a month later, on 18th August, speaking about Iraq, David Cameron told the BBC “Breakfast” programme:

”Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq. We are not going to be putting boots on the ground. We are not going to be sending in the British Army.” (2)

However, the same day it transpired that British troops: “ … from the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire regiment had been sent into the (Iraqi) Kurdish capital Irbil for 24 hours … They have now left but British special forces are still believed to be in northern Iraq”, according to the BBC. Confused yet?
Fast forward to 13th December and just in time for Christmas the Daily Mail announces:

“UK boots on the ground in Iraq:

“100 Paras deployed in battles against ISIS… the first fighting troops in the region since 2009 … The Paras’ job will be to protect around 350 British military instructors who are being sent out in January to train the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.” (3)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, at least we can be thankful to know that the "alleged" war against ISIS, courtesy of the UK, starts, in earnest, next spring.

But in the time before this onslaught begins, look for lots more demonisation of both Syria and Russia from the corporate whorespondents.

And I would like to politely remind the UK's MOD of a couple of little factoids, about which they are exhibiting ESMF (extreme selective memory disorder); that is the declaration of Iraq's Prime Minister Al-Abadi that he wants no outside help in combating ISIS whatsoever; Iraq's seeking to cancel their security agreement with the US in favor of asking Russia to to this; and the presence of one Iranian Shiite cleric by the name of Muqtada Al Sadr.

It is painfully apparent that the MOD has collectively forgotten that it was this guy who founded the Mahdi Army, and declared that if the US did not abide by its SOFA agreement with Iraq, that all American military personnel were to become "fair game" for his militia.

And there are two questions here, which should have been, but obviously have NOT been asked by the MOD, and they are:

1. How utterly thrilled will this guy be that UK troops are in Iraq?!?

2. How long will it conceivably take for Al Sadr to "get the band back together", i.e., regroup his Mahdi militia for an intense struggle to combat the presence of the British military in Iraq?

Unfortunately, the short answer is, not long at all.

I would certainly hope that some of the more sane thinkers in the MOD and at #10 Downing Street, have taken this into consideration, but it does not look like they have.

Or, is the purpose here to create a completely incendiary situation in Iraq, balkanize it, and replace the current Prime Minister Al-Abadi with someone more, shall we say, more "Western-centric"?

Dec 17 09:55

Big brands 'cheating' consumers with false lightbulb efficiency claims

Lightbulb manufacturers are misleading consumers about the brightness and energy use of their products by exploiting a loophole in European tests, lab results seen by the Guardian show.

Ikea, Philips, GE and Osram are among the companies exaggerating energy performance up to 25% higher than that claimed on packaging, according to the Swedish Consumer Association tests. Ikea told the Guardian as a result it would refund customers who were dissatisfied with bulbs they had bought from its stores.

The discrepancy is caused by manufacturers taking advantage of leeways – known as “tolerances” in official testing procedures for bulbs.

Dec 17 09:55

Incontrovertible - New 9/11 Documentary by Tony Rooke

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BUMP TO THE TOP!

9-11 film by today's radio guest. Please forward to all your contacts and social media.

Dec 17 09:53

Revealed: how Google enlisted members of US Congress it bankrolled to fight $6bn EU antitrust case

Google enlisted members of the US congress, whose election campaigns it had funded, to pressure the European Union to drop a €6bn antitrust case which threatens to decimate the US tech firm’s business in Europe.

The coordinated effort by senators and members of the House of Representatives, as well as by a congressional committee, formed part of a sophisticated, multimillion-pound lobbying drive in Brussels, which Google has significantly ramped up as it fends off challenges to its dominance in Europe.

Dec 17 09:49

FLASHBACK 2012 - Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds

Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature.

Dec 17 09:47

Denmark's government wants to seize valuables from Syrian refugees

Denmark has one of the harshest records on Syrian refugees of any European Union nation, and last week it got even worse. On Thursday, December 10, the center-right Danish government proposed legislation that would enable immigration authorities to seize jewelry and other personal valuables from refugees.

Dec 17 09:43

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 nag screen: Upgrade now, or upgrade tonight

Microsoft is at it again with the Windows 10 upgrade nag screens, with the latest one giving users of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 the option to "upgrade now" or "upgrade tonight."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Spying issues aside, Microsoft is still refusing to guarantee that the software running on Windows 7 and 8 will run on Windows 10!

Dec 17 09:43

Bombshell: UK Accused Of Plotting Syria War Back In 2009

By Sophie McAdam

In this illuminating interview on French television program LCP, France’s former Foreign Minister Roland Dumas claims Britain planned to invade Syria long before protests against Assad began in the country, and that it would do this in order to defend Israel...

Dec 17 09:43

Tapie Affair: IMF head Christine Lagarde ordered to face trial by French court over tycoon payments

A French court has ordered IMF boss Christine Lagarde to face trial over the part she played in the Tapie Affair, regarding a €400m (£291m, $433m) transfer to French business tycoon and entrepreneur Bernard Tapie.

In September, France's main prosecutor recommended magistrates at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, which deals with crime allegations against government officials, drop the investigation. The magistrates were probing Lagarde's alleged negligence in regards to the affair when she was finance minister of the country.

Dec 17 09:42

Abdullah al-Zaher: Saudi Arabia is about to behead a teenage boy for attending a protest aged 15

Saudi Arabia is believed to be on the brink of executing a teenage boy who was arrested at the age of 15 for attending a protest.

Campaign group Reprieve told The Independent Abdullah al-Zaher, who is now 19, was the youngest in a group of juvenile offenders put on death row as part of a ruthless crackdown on political dissent in the conservative kingdom.

Dec 17 09:41

Putin signs decree suspending free trade treaty with Ukraine starting January 1, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to suspend the free trade treaty with Ukraine, starting from January 1, 2016.

“Due to exceptional circumstances affecting the interests and economic security of the Russian Federation which require immediate measures, I order ... from January 1, 2016 to suspend the Agreement on the free trade zone with Ukraine, which was signed in St. Petersburg on 18 October 2011," said the decree.

Dec 17 09:41

Bedroom tax: Nearly half of people affected have had to cut back on food spending, DWP study reveals

78% of people affected by removal of the spare room subsidy regularly run out of money by the end of the week or month

Dec 17 09:41

Erdogan Mafia State: Turkish MP Faces ‘Treason’ Charges For Revealing How ISIS Used Turkey For Smuggling Chemical Weapons

A Turkish MP has been charged with treason today after alleging in an exclusive interview with RT that ISIS terrorists had smuggled deadly sarin nerve gas into Syria from Turkey.

Ankara’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office opened a case against Istanbul MP Eren Erdem, a member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) after a TV interview which aired on RT on Monday.

This comes on the heals of massive international pressure on Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdo?an who has already been indirectly implicated for the role his government and military have played in facilitating terrorist operations in Syria and Northern Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The damage Edrogan has done to himself, personally and politically, in a series of bone-headed moves, both domestically and abroad, is nearly incalculable.

From downing a Russian fighter jet to invading Iraq, then criminalising the truth as illegal, as he has done in the case of accusing this opposition party member of treason, he has taken his country down a very dark road.

I don't think that the Turkish Constitution has an equivalent to the 25th Amendment to the Bill of Rights, but it would certainly be a good thing for the people of Turkey if they did right now.

Dec 17 09:41

Washington's 'Plan B' in Syria: Renewed military intervention to oust Assad?

US top diplomat John Kerry appeared to offer cooperation during lengthy talks in Moscow this week with President Vladimir Putin. Kerry said that US policy was not trying to isolate Russia, neither was it seeking regime change in Syria.
Rhetoric aside, Kerry’s expressions of goodwill simply do not cut it.

During a walkabout in Moscow, the US Secretary of State chanced on a little Christmas shopping, with Kerry buying a Babushka stacking doll among other souvenirs. The iconic Russian doll containing six shelled figurines could serve as a metaphor for Washington’s elusive rhetoric.

Dec 17 09:40

US, Turkey Poised for Joint Anti-ISIS Operation, Despite Differences

Turkey and the United States say forces are poised to launch a major joint military operation aimed at closing a 98-kilometer strip of the Turkey-Syria border used by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We have to reopen those oil smuggling routes ... I mean, we have to defeat ISIS!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 17 09:37

Watch: Donald Trump Takes on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

Matthews asked Trump if he was “honest when he says that Barack Obama isn’t a legitimate president,” but Trump would not budge.

Trump said he knew that question was coming, and he replied, “I don’t answer that question because once I answer that question, they don’t want to talk about the economy.”

Dec 17 09:23

Printer giant Lexmark fires Mexico factory workers demanding $0.35 raise

Printer and software giant Lexmark has fired dozens of workers from its factory in the Mexican city of Ciudad Júarez after they demanded a pay rise of $0.35 per day.

Dec 17 09:20

Congress creates a bill that will give NASA a great budget for 2016. Also hides the entirety of CISA in the bill.

PRIVACY ADVOCATES WERE aghast in October when theSenate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 74 to 21, leaving intact portions of the law they say make it more amenable to surveillance than actual security. Now, as CISA gets closer to the President’s desk, those privacy critics argue that Congress has quietly stripped out even more of its remaining privacy protections.

Dec 17 09:19

Army of Conservative spin doctors paid for by YOU: £8.4million bill including a 42% pay rise for Osborne's makeover guru

David Cameron was today accused of breaking a promise to cut the cost of politics as the taxpayer-funded bill for government spin doctors hit £8.4million.

Chancellor George Osborne alone now has 10 spads working for him in the Treasury, including a new director of communications and the aide credited with overhauling his image given a 42 per cent pay hike.

Details of the army of 96 political special advisers (spads) paid using public money was slipped out by the Cabinet Office on the day Parliament breaks for Christmas, in what Labour branded a 'shockingly cynical move'.

Dec 17 09:14

New multi-toxin GMOs that produce their own poison carry 'serious health and environmental risks' scientific review finds

New strains of GM crops that produce pesticides in their own tissues are being approved without rigorous safety testing, even though they may carry "serious health and environmental risks," according to a research review conducted by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and published in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science on November 9.

The crops in question are engineered to carry pesticide-producing genes from the bacterial species Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). In recent years, companies have increasingly turned to crossbreeding different varieties of Bt crops, producing crops that now carry numerous different strains of Bt toxin at once. These "stacked-trait" crops are being approved for planting and sale, based on several false assertions made by the genetically modified (GM) crop industry, the study found.

Dec 17 09:11

EE recalls all 'Power Bar' USB batteries due to 'fire safety risk'

Stop using danger dongles now, then claim £20 voucher to spend on other EE accessories

Dec 17 09:10

WOUNDED WARRIORS EXECS MAKE OUT LIKE BANDITS, ACTUAL WOUNDED WARRIORS? NOT SO MUCH…

We should not be surprised to find out that yet another ‘charity’ claiming to ‘help’ Veterans is more interested in the salaries of their executives and funding the vicious cycle of advertisement…raise funds…spend it on advertisement…raise funds…ad nauseum. But just the raw figures from their own reporting:

Dec 17 09:09

How the Global Warming Scare Began

Dec 17 09:08

Ankara's Condemnation of MP Over Daesh Gas Sales 'Admission of Involvement'

By accusing a Turkish lawmaker of treason, Ankara has actually admitted to its involvement in supplying sarin nerve gas to Daesh militants, according to Russian political analyst Grigory Dobromelov.

Dec 17 09:07

'Powerful blast' at Glasgow City Council data centre prompts IT meltdown

The catastrophic service outage at Glasgow City Council's data centre, caused after its IT systems servers were taken down by a fire suppressant accidentally going off, is continuing to cause widespread havoc for staff and the public.

The embarrassing blunder was caused by a faulty air conditioning unit setting off its fire suppressant system on Tuesday morning.

A spokesman said the suppressant system released a "powerful blast of gas" which shook the building.

A source told The Register that the malfunction caused damage to various equipment, including its IBM storage array, which hosts the data for many of the council’s systems – including the Microsoft Exchange email system, the social work client database, and the council tax and benefits systems.

Dec 17 09:06

CLIMATE SCAM: GOLDEN KEY TO BRING DOWN CAPITALISM

On Saturday, President Barack Obama hailed the acceptance of a final draft of an ambitious, global climate-change agreement in Paris, calling it the “best chance” to save the planet.

“We came together around a strong agreement the world needed,” said Obama, speaking from the White House.

“We met the moment,” he added. “This agreement represents the best chance we have to save the one planet that we’ve got.”

Save the planet from what, you ask?

Capitalism – an economic model the left loathes. Allow me to prove my point.

Dec 17 09:05

Corruption Claims Roil Spain Election as Barcenas Promises Proof

The corruption allegations that resurfaced this week to spice up Spain’s election campaign could yet derail Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid for a second term.

In a prime-time television debate Monday, opposition leader Pedro Sanchez told Rajoy he isn’t fit to lead the country as he attacked the prime minister again and again over links to his former party treasurer, Luis Barcenas, who is the focus of a graft investigation.

Dec 17 08:58

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsBy Funding Foreign Militaries, the US Is Spreading Terrorism

Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity.

Recent, disparate terrorist attacks have shown that far from being “degraded and destroyed,” the Islamic State’s reach is growing. Unwilling to commit large numbers of U.S. boots on the ground, policymakers have instead doubled down on a “small footprint” approach of military aid to foreign governments. But this strategy is failing.

Contrary to what one might expect, US military aid doesn’t produce willing, cooperative, or effective security partners. Instead, it incentivizes bad behavior and drives the sources of terrorism: corruption, violence, and poor governance. Unwittingly, this policy is creating its own enemies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The article very much misses the point; the way in which US military aid is given insures the continuation of the alleged "war on terror" (which is much more clearly defined as a war on people, who live over, or adjacent to, resources the US government wants its own corporations to expropriate) in perpetuity.

And that is precisely what the American military industrial complex loves.

Dec 17 08:52

"Let Them Fly There Now": Putin Threatens To Shoot Down Turkish Jets In Syria, Calls Erdogan An Ass Kisser

It’s been nearly a month since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 in what not only represented the most serious escalation to date in Syria’s five year conflict but also marked the first time a NATO member has engaged a Russian or Soviet aircraft in at least six decades.

The “incident” - which came several weeks after Ankara downed what certainly appeared to be a Russian drone - infuriated The Kremlin, setting off a war of words that culminated in a lengthy presentation by the Russian MoD which purported to prove that illicit Islamic State oil flows through Turkey. Both Putin and a number of other Russian officials have implicated Erdogan and his family in the trafficking of illegal crude and there’s speculation that Ankara’s brazen move to fire on the Russian warplane stemmed from Erdogan’s desire to “punish” Russia for disrupting what Deputy Minister of Defence Anatoly Antonov sarcastically called “a brilliant family business.”

Dec 17 08:50

Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe.

This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Extremism" is one of those fluffy, ill-defined words that can be made to mean anything ... including not accepting the government's stories as gospel truth!

Dec 17 08:50

Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen as Ceasefire Falters

Saudi warplanes tend to kill a few dozen people in Yemen on any given day, and despite the newly minted ceasefire today was no different, with Saudi warplanes pounding Houthi targets in several provinces across Yemen. The Saudis did not deny this.

Rather, Saudi officials say they were “responding” to Houthi hostility and that if anything their airstrikes proved that the Houthis are not to be trusted in the ongoing peace talks in Geneva. The UN has a total blackout on media coverage at the talks, so there is needless to say no news there.

Still, fighting on the ground has slowed, if not totally stopped, so there is some relative calm in some parts of Yemen. Saudi officials, however, say this too could “collapse at any moment” with a full resumption of hostilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet that this cease-fire will be allowed to stand by the US-militarily enabled Saudi military.

Even though the Saudis have experienced real military blowback at the hands of Houthi rebels, the US, most likely, is not going to allow the Yemenite people to determine their own destiny, and are hell-bent in re-installing Al-Hadi as the country's president.

Dec 17 08:47

Which US presidential candidate is good for Israel?

The only person who can extricate Netanyahu from this catch-22 is one of his patrons, the gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson, who is being courted by all the Republican candidates with one exception, the billionaire Donald Trump, who doesn’t need campaign contributions. If one of the other candidates gets to the White House in 2016, he or she will need Adelson’s money to stay there after 2020. That will require Jerusalem’s blessing. Meanwhile, Trump has sent Netanyahu and Adelson a troubling message. In an Associated Press interview, he said that if he manages to bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians, “That would be to me a great achievement.” He added that he would know within six months of launching his efforts whether they would be successful. Netanyahu would prefer someone like Marco Rubio, who said at a conference of the Republic Jewish Coalition that peace was a far-off dream for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another reason to vote for Trump!

Dec 17 08:42

Vladimir Putin calls Donald Trump a 'very bright and talented man'

Vladimir Putin has given the Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump a ringing endorsement, reciprocating Trump’s praise for Russia.

Dec 17 08:41

OBAMA CONCEDES TO PUTIN AFTER NATO’S SUPPORT OF ISIS EXPOSED

The Obama administration is no longer publicly asking for “regime change” in Syria after multiple news reports revealed how NATO and its allies have spent years supporting Islamic jihadists to try and topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he accepted Russia’s request that the U.S. let the Syrian people decide Assad’s political fate.
“The United States and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change,” Kerry told reporters on Tuesday after meeting President Vladimir Putin.

This is a huge concession from the Obama administration considering the president spent the past several years stating “Assad must go.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Obama Administration has had to blink here, once the truth was out, and it is largely to the credit of the independent media that this happened.

Dec 17 08:40

How the Army freaked out civilians during the San Bernardino shooting

On Dec. 2, as law enforcement officials began exchanging gunfire with San Bernardino, Calif., shooters Syed R. Farook and Tashfeen Malik, U.S. Army officials in Fort Bragg, N.C., conducted a training exercise that wound up scaring the local community, already on edge following news of the West coast attack on their televisions and social media.

Three unidentified U.S. Army soldiers wearing plain clothes showed up at White Oak Elementary School and Bogue Sound Elementary School asking school officials at both locations if the schools were crisis evacuation centers. When school administrators became suspicious of the men because of the questions being asked, the men presented “military style ID cards” and said they were representatives from U.S. Army base Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a press release from Carteret County Sheriffs Office.

Dec 17 08:39

Turing CEO Martin Shkreli in custody after securities probe

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is in custody following a securities probe.

Calls to an attorney who has represented Shkreli in the past were not immediately returned. The Brooklyn man's arrest was confirmed Thursday by FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser.

A seven-count indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charged Shkreli with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud. A second defendant, attorney Evan Greebel, of Scarsdale, New York, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It was not immediately clear who will represent Greebel in court.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

Dec 17 08:31

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli arrested on federal securities fraud charges

Martin Shkreli, the price-gouging pharmaceutical company executive, was arrested early Thursday morning on securities fraud charges.

The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG became known as the most hated man on the Internet after buying the rights to a life-saving medication and jacking up the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill.

Federal investigators charged Shkreli with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., another biotech firm he founded in 2011, to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings, reported Bloomberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF these charges are made to stick (and that is left to be seen), this man, with the morals of a dead tree stump, could, in fact, be doing some serious time.

We will have to wait to see how this unfolds.

Dec 17 08:25

A BLIND EYE TOWARD TURKEY’S CRIMES

Theoretically, it would be a great story for the American press: an autocrat so obsessed with overthrowing the leader of a neighboring country that he authorizes his intelligence services to collaborate with terrorists in staging a lethal sarin attack to be blamed on his enemy and thus trick major powers to launch punishing bombing raids against the enemy’s military.

And, after that scheme failed to achieve the desired intervention, the autocrat continues to have his intelligence services aid terrorists inside the neighboring country by providing weapons and safe transit for truck convoys carrying the terrorists’ oil to market. The story gets juicier because the autocrat’s son allegedly shares in the oil profits.

To make the story even more compelling, an opposition leader braves the wrath of the autocrat by seeking to expose these intelligence schemes, including the cover-up of key evidence. The autocrat’s government then seeks to prosecute the critic for “treason.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that one cannot believe a word the corporate whorespondents or the Federal Government say., not ever.

The lies are there to create a "false narrative" in order to coax the American people to feel one way or another about various domestic or international issues, and accept the official story as gospel.

WRH didn't fall for this then, and doesn't fall for the official codswallop on anything the presstitutes or government is telling us now.

But the most valuable thing one can do, in an age of lies, is to think for yourself, to see if the official narrative on ANYTHING holds up to logical scrutiny; and you will find that most of the time, it will not.

Dec 17 08:21

Samaha tells court he fell victim to entrapment

Former Minister Michel Samaha, who was convicted over terrorism charges earlier this year, insisted at his retrial Thursday that he had fallen victim to entrapment by an undercover police informant.

Dec 17 08:20

Putin accuses Turkish leadership of wheedling Americans

Speaking to reporters on Russia 1 TV channel, the Russian president said that by downing of Russian Su-24 plane, the Turkish leadership intended to wheedle the U.S. ?

"Whether there is a third party involved, I still don't know. If there were any goals on the Turkish side, they were not achieved. If someone in the Turkish leadership tried to lick the Americans in a particular place, I'm not sure the Americans would need that", said Putin.

Dec 17 08:20

Cancer researcher stabbed to death during evening walk

A 39-year-old man fatally stabbed Tuesday evening was out for his regular evening walk and appears to be the victim of a robbery gone wrong, Toronto police say.

Dec 17 08:18

ANKARA IS LEFT TO FIGHT BY ITSELF: US RECALLS ITS FIGHTERS FROM TURKEY

Ankara will have to "defend" itself, the Pentagon has second thoughts: "We pick up our fighters from Turkey"

Dec 17 08:18

The FBI Checked the Wrong Box and a Woman Ended Up on the Terrorism Watch List For Years

As the Senate debated a proposal earlier this month that would have barred gun sales to people on the government’s terrorism watch lists, Republicans decried the lists as unfair, unreliable and un-American. “There’s no due process or any way to get your name removed from it in a timely fashion,” Sen. Marco Rubio told CNN. “This is not a list you can be certain of,” Jeb Bush said. Mike Huckabee asserted that some people end up on the no-fly list due to “suspicion, not necessarily even so much as probable cause.”

Dec 17 08:15

Fallout from France's 1960 atomic bomb tests hit southern Europe

Way back on February 13, 1960, France tested its first atomic bomb, "Gerboise Bleue" (Blue Jerboa). Declassified documents released recently show that radiation from the test in the Algerian Sahara desert reached much further than they said at the time.

Dec 17 08:15

David Cameron’s Christmas Crusade – More Killing, British “Humanitarian Boots” on the Ground in Syria

The arrogance of dictating the security arrangements of other sovereign nations defies comment.

Dec 17 08:15

POLICE UNION PRESIDENT ARRESTED FOR BEATING DAUGHTER, BLAMES IT ON HER

Recent years have seen a rise in publicity for police unions and their leaders, most famous for their unquestioning defense of criminal officers and leadership that spouts vitriolic rhetoric. Stephanie Lopez, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association (APOA), proved this stereotype to be true, and herself as both a bully and a criminal, after being arrested for beating her underage daughter.

Lopez was charged with child abuse and booked on a $5,000 bond after causing great bodily harm to her daughter. The daughter was struck repeatedly in the head, had her hair pulled, and was thrown to the ground by Lopez. After reporting it to her school resource officers, the daughter and school administrators went to law enforcement – a somewhat brave act, considering her mother’s relationship with the police department. As such, the Bernalillo County Sherrif’s Department, instead of the Albuquerque Police Department, undertook the investigation and subsequent arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When police officers believe that their obligation "to protect and serve" means that they can beat anyone up, even their own kids, or kill them with a firearm with impunity, you have an institutionally sick culture; and that is what is happening with American policing right now.

Dec 17 08:14

Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet

"The Turks", he said, had "decided to lick the Americans in a certain place".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! For the normally understated Putin, that is a major hit on Erdogan!

Dec 17 08:11

Florida professor fired for sickening Sandy Hook hoax theory after harassing a victim's family 'over whether their dead son ever existed'

A Florida professor was fired this week after initiating a years-long campaign claiming the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and harassing the family of a victim he believes never existed.

James Tracy, who teaches Culture of Conspiracy at Florida Atlantic University, launched his own conspiracy theory in the aftermath of Sandy Hook three years ago, based on conflicting media reports from the day of shooting that lead him to question whether it happened at all.

Dec 17 08:10

Woman going to prison in cellphone slaying

An Orangeburg woman was sentenced to 18-1/2 years in prison Wednesday for killing another woman in a fight over a cellphone.

Dec 17 08:08

Bill O'Reilly: Removing Christian Content From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Is Terrorism!

On today's Outnumbered, Harris Faulkner began this, yet another, Fox whine about those nasty, evil secularists who are waging war on Jesus. She reported on the "outrage" in a Kentucky school district that removed "all references to religion" from its upcoming holiday play, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." She noted that this happened when just one evil parent complained about the part of the play in which Linus quotes the New Testament about Jesus' birth.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting silly!

Dec 17 08:07

“We’re not talking about Santa anymore, are we?”

Dec 17 08:06

SECRET DEAL QUADRUPLES FOREIGN WORKERS IN U.S.

Buried in the 2,000-page omnibus spending bill released by the Senate Wednesday morning is a secret provision that many senators hope unemployed blue-collar workers won’t find out about.

This provision would quadruple the number of H-2B visas for low-skilled foreign “guest workers.” It would allow more than a quarter-of-a-million foreign workers to enter the U.S. each year and work in the construction industry, hotel-motel services, truck drivers, food processing, forestry and many other fields that don’t require a college education.

A vote on the spending bill is expected late Thursday night, possibly after midnight, sources on the Hill told WND.

The bill also includes funding for all of President Obama’s foreign refugee resettlement program and does nothing to stop the proliferation of so-called “sanctuary cities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet more demonstration (as if we needed it) that the political class, on both sides of the aisle, despises the lower middle class in this country.

This omnibus spending bill is proof positive of this.

Are you angry yet?!?

Dec 17 08:02

Attorney for Family in San Bernardino Shooting: Official Story “Implausible” & “Doesn’t Add Up”

The most provocative claim made by Chelsey dealt with the condition of the alleged terrorists when their bodies were found:

“Where the couple was found, from what I understand, is that they were handcuffed, lying face-down in this truck, shot up.”

Dec 17 08:01

AND JUST LIKE THAT, "FREE TRADE" PACT TROUNCES US LAW

Claims that trade pacts like the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not trump public health and environmental policies were revealed to be fiction on Tuesday after Congress, bending to the will of the World Trade Organization, killedthe popular country-of-origin label (COOL) law.

The provision, tucked inside the omnibus budget agreement, repeals a law that required labels for certain packaged meats, which food safety and consumer groups have said is essential for consumer choice and animal welfare, as well as environmental and public health.

Congress successful revoked the mandate just over one week after the WTO ruled that the U.S. could be forced to pay $1 billion annually to its NAFTA partners, which argued that the law "accorded unfavorable treatment to Canadian and Mexican livestock."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know when Obama lies; he opens his mouth...and words come out of it.

Unfortunately, the words "credibility" and "The US Federal government" can no longer be used in the same sentence by any thinking individual, with a straight face, during the rest of his watch.

Dec 17 07:54

Eyewitness to terror attack: ‘Three tall white men did it’

We now know that ATF investigators recovered police issued firearms from the alleged shooters. This key detail was leaked by 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina during a press interview after she had overheard a newsroom report that doesn’t fit the official narrative.

We also know that active shooter drills actually took place near the crime scene just days before and possibly even on the same day of the mass shooting as reported by Mac Slavo.

Additionally details from an eyewitness, who came forth on the day of the shooting, may have been overlooked by investigators and suggest that there were actually ‘three white shooters’ instead of the radicalized husband and wife natural-born killer team portrayed in some mainline reports.

Dec 17 07:53

FBI chief: San Bernardino shooters did not publicly promote jihad on social media

Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik did not make open posts on social media regarding radical Islamic jihad or martyrdom before the Dec. 2 terror attack in San Bernardino, FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday, attempting to knock down criticism that U.S. officials had missed the growing radicalism of the couple and could have prevented her from moving to the U.S. last year.

Dec 17 07:49

New York State Supreme Court Says NO To Mandatory Flu Vaccinations For Kids 6 Months To 5 Years In Order To Attend Head Start, Pre-School Or Day Care

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, may become a day of ‘infamy’ in the annals of mandatory vaccinations.

On that day, His Honor, Judge Manuel J. Mendez, J.S.C., handed down the decision overturning a Mayor Bloomberg-era regulation requiring all children 6 months through 59 months of age must obtain a flu vaccine in order to attend pre-schools, day care centers and Head Start Programs regulated by the City of New York.

Interestingly, the Judge in his order wrote on page 6, “The Court of Appeals further stated that §558(b) of the New York City Charter ‘contains no suggestion that the Board of Health has the authority to create laws’.”

Dec 17 07:49

Something Strange Is Taking Place In The Middle Of The Atlantic Ocean

As FT reported, "the amount of oil [now] at sea is at least double the levels of earlier this year and is equivalent to more than a day of global oil supply.” In short: the global deflationary crude supply glut is beginning to manifest itself in a flotilla of stationary supertankers, as millions of barrels of oil are simply stuck in the ocean as VLCCs wait to unload.

Ultimately, this led to nearly 40 crude tankers with a combined cargo capacity of 28.4 million barrels waiting to anchor near Galveston. Here’s what the logjam looked like

Dec 17 07:48

A GOP Debate ISIS Would Love

If one of the goals of ISIS is to scare the American people, the GOP did them a service on Tuesday night—ratcheting up the fearful rhetoric, and combining it with ideas that were at times ignorant or illegal.

Dec 17 07:47

Suspended Uniformed Division Secret Service Officer Shot and Killed

Suspended Secret Service Uniformed Division Officer Arthur Baldwin was shot and killed in the District of Columbia Tuesday afternoon. The DC Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident.

“The Secret Service is aware of this information. We express our condolences to the family of our employee," according to a statement by the Secret Service. "Any inquiries regarding the investigation of this homicide should be directed to Washington Metropolitan Police Department.”

Baldwin was put on suspended status after he was arrested and charged with first degree attempted burglary and destruction of property last April.

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