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Jul 22 09:14

Turkish Parliament Grants Erdogan Sweeping New Powers for State of Emergency

In a 346-115 vote, the Turkish parliament has approved a three month state of emergency across Turkey, the first time such a state will be applied over the entire nation. The vote grants sweeping new powers to President Erdogan, who had already centralized an unprecedented level of power before the failed coup.

The new powers aim to facilitate the expansion of the ongoing purge against broad swathes of Turkish society, allowing longer detention for suspects without charges, and for Erdogan to effectively rule by decree on several issues, without parliament approval.

Beyond that, the state of emergency allows the government to effectively ignore human rights law entirely, with the constitution only limiting them to the extent that there are limits in place from international treaties. Turkey’s withdrawal from the European Commission on Human Rights today suggests that they are planning to pare down such limits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a foreign national doing business in Turkey, I would cut my losses, and get the heck out of Dodge immediately, if not sooner.

This will not end well.

There is a great tyrannical darkness descending over this nation, and Attaturk, the founder of modern-day religiously-neutral Turkey, is most probably rolling over in his grave, at warp speed.

Jul 22 09:02

TODAY’S TOONS ~~ THE NEW POST ‘COUP’ TURKEY

Now Erdogan wants to change from a parliamentary to a presidential system, in order to be a ruler with full powers

Jul 22 08:56

Ohio Legislature moves towards mandatory vaccines, proposing to eliminate philosophical exemptions entirely

A growing number of parents across the nation are now going against the recommendations of the CDC vaccine schedule – which currently promotes the injecting of 49 doses of various vaccines before a child turns 6 years old. The number of parents opting out of the onslaught of childhood vaccinations has doubled since 2009. As vaccine use plummets, state legislatures are trying to find new ways to bully parents into the vaccination cycle.

A new bill in Ohio (HB 564) seeks to intimidate parents into vaccine compliance by forcing them to be re-educated about the benefits of vaccines. Ohio parents will no longer be allowed to send their children to public schools unless they see a state-licensed medical doctor first to receive such re-education. If the parent objects to a vaccine, and determines it's not worth the risk to their child, they will no longer get to make that choice freely.

Jul 22 08:54

Top Clinton Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Foreign Banks, Governments

A number of Hillary Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, who have raised millions for her presidential campaign, either directly represent foreign entities or work at firms that represent foreign entities, according to documents from the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Unit.

Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, has hauled in more than $7 million in bundled lobbyist contributions since its inception. The committee finished 2015 with $4.1 million in bundled lobbyist contributions. It has since added more than $2.9 million to its coffers from lobbyists, with $1.2 million of that amount pouring in during the second quarter of 2016, from April 1 to June 30.

Tony Podesta, owner of the Podesta Group and brother of John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton’s campaign, is a top bundler for Hillary for America. Podesta has bundled $267,835 in contributions to date. Podesta was hired to work on behalf of Saudi interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If one can say anything about this woman, it is that she is thoroughly, and totally, owned by special interests, who only care about sweetheart deals, and not at all about We the People.

Jul 22 08:43

Miami cop shot caregiver while trying to protect him from autistic man with toy truck: police union

North Miami police offered a weird excuse for the officer who shot and wounded a black, unarmed hospital caregiver tending to an autistic man.

The head of the Florida city’s police union said the officer, whose name still has not been released, actually meant to shoot the autistic man playing in the street with a toy truck, reported the Miami Herald.

John Rivera, head of Miami-Dade’s Police Benevolent Association, said the officer was actually trying to protect the caregiver, Charles Kinsey, from his autistic patient by firing three shots from a military-style rifle.

But he apparently missed and shot Kinsey instead.

Video showing most of the encounter has been released, and the shooting has gained international attention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The intensity of police brutality borders on insane right now in this country.

Instead of being trained to calm down, or walk back from, an allegedly volatile situation, it appears that US police believe they can shoot to kill, and get away with it with absolutely impunity.

Jul 22 08:37

HIGHWAY BLUETOOTH DETECTORS ARE SPYING ON MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS

DHS, the Dept., of Transportation and probably the DEA are using Bluetooth detectors to spy on motorists and pedestrians.

Government agencies like DHS and the DEA use Bluetooth detectors to gather Bluetooth data from a Wireless Sensor Network.
Wireless technology that allows electronic devices to communicate directly with one another
Recently emerged as viable travel time collection technology
Open standard, allows for off-the-shelf equipment
Detection range limited to about 328 feet (100 meters)
Less expensive than many other options
Flexible installation
Some potential privacy concerns
Detection technology relies on drivers' use of Bluetooth-enabled devices
“The whole country is doing this,” Paul Misticawi, vice president of public sector sales for traffic data software company.

Bluetooth detectors will soon be able to identify everyone

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the acts of a government terrified of their own people.

And in terms of surveilling ME?!?

The question would be, why the heck?!?

I'm a Christian pacifist activist, and the choral director of a small local church choir; what "threat level", please, do I present to this government?!?

The logical, short answer would be, zero.

But because I post to this blog, and work through information as logically and intelligently as I can, under the NDAA, I can be imprisoned indefinitely without due process whatsoever.

And as Shakespeare said, "Aye, there's the rub."

When logic itself becomes criminalized, the society in which this is happening is in deep kim chee. (Here in the Islands, that's literally a sour cabbage dish, but it means being in deep trouble.)

And folks, this is already starting to happen in this country.

Jul 22 08:24

MICHIGAN GOES TOTAL POLICE STATE WITH ROADSIDE SALIVA CHECK POINTS

The Michigan State Police is working on plans to establish a pilot program for roadside drug testing, a spokeswoman said.

A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine.

“We expect the counties to be finalized this summer with a pilot to begin sometime later in the year,” MSP spokeswoman Shanon Banner said.

The five counties will be determined based on criteria including: the number of impaired driving crashes;the number of impaired drivers arrested; and the number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) trained in the county, she said.

Attorney Neil Rockind, founder of Southfield-based criminal defense law firm Rockind Law, opposed the legislation he said would set a “dangerous precedent” for Michigan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I can understand that we don't want drugged or drunk drivers on the road; however, this is a blatant, in your face, violation of the 4th Amendment.

These kits cost around $150.00 per testing unit.

I have to wonder just what kind of "relationship" the drug testing manufacturer who won this contract has with the State of Michigan.

What can the State of Michigan prove about the reliability of such testing kits?!?

And what happens to someone who refuses to take the test?!? Are they imprisoned for "failure to comply" with a demand for such testing?!?

Jul 22 08:01

FRENCH GOVERNMENT ORDERS DESTRUCTION OF NICE ATTACK CCTV FOOTAGE OFFICIALLY TO PREVENT LEAKS

An urgent legal requisition was sent to urban supervision center of Nice Wednesday, July 20. The Paris evokes a desire to “avoid the uncontrolled dissemination of these images.”

Panic and misunderstanding for mayor of Nice. Wednesday at 11 am, the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT) sent to agents who manage video surveillance of the city requisition citing Articles 53 and L706-24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Article R642-1 of the Penal Code erasure asking them “complete” 24 hours of images from six cameras named, numbered, but also of all the scenes from the beginning of the attack that took place on the promenade des Anglais, on the night of July 14 .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight; the footage is being destroyed because it does not support the French government "narrative" about this having been a true terror attack, rather than road rage by someone who was on mind-bending, psychoactive SSRIS for depression after his wife left him?!?

Jul 22 07:37

Michigan Goes Total Police State With Roadside Saliva Check Points

The Michigan State Police is working on plans to establish a pilot program for roadside drug testing, a spokeswoman said. A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. “We expect the counties to be finalized this summer with a pilot to begin sometime later in the year,” MSP spokeswoman Shanon Banner said.

Jul 22 07:06

Former California cop arrested for raping five women while on duty

A former California police officer was arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of 22 felonies related to the rape and sexual battery of five women while on duty and in uniform, the prosecutor handling the case said.

Jul 22 06:53

US Regime Media in Full Meltdown Mode Over Trump's NATO Remarks

Full meltdown mode all over the orthodox US press from the most-established ("namiest") brands to the newest and hippest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The War Hawks/War Profiteers are in full blown epileptic seizures over the possibility of a President who thinks peaceful trade is a better way to go than a certain-to-fail attempt at world conquest!

Jul 22 06:48

Dead in the Water: German Consumer Champion Kills Transatlantic Trade Deal

The prospect of the controversial TTIP trade deal becoming European law has been greatly diminished thanks to the efforts of veteran German consumer champion Thilo Bode.

Jul 22 06:41

Geopolitical Consequences of the Coup – Turkey's 'U-Turn Towards Russia'

One of the geopolitical consequences of the failed coup is that Turkey will ultimately turn its back on the EU and NATO and focus on the East, and Russia in particular; it will also adopt the Asian model of development, with a strong central presidency and a dominant single-party government, according to financial analysts.

Jul 22 06:22

2-minute videos: copied ‘leadership’ speeches reveal Left and Right arm puppets of one US political body, psychopathically pretending to care while engaging in rogue state endless wars, debt, and lies

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James Corbett’s sharp 2-minute video:

It’s not just the First Ladies; 2-minute video of President Bush defending government-scripted videos pretending to be news:

Conan O’Brien’s 2-minutes revealing corporate news copies the same scripts thoughtlessly; please note the script-readers’ attempts to sound authentic in their readings:

But these tragic-comic copied speeches and admittance of government scripts as “news,” are just the invitation to examine the type of government these blatherings cover. Looking is required for responsible citizens, with the facts of a rogue state US empire quickly and easily seen in Emperor’s New Clothes obviousness for those with intellectual integrity and moral courage to trust their own eyes.

Jul 22 06:22

FLASHBACK - John K. Vance; Uncovered LSD Project at CIA

Code-named MKULTRA (and pronounced m-k-ultra), the project Mr. Vance uncovered was the brainchild of CIA Director Allen Dulles, who was intrigued by reports of mind-control techniques allegedly conducted by Soviet, Chinese and North Korean agents on U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War. The CIA wanted to use similar techniques on its own POWs and perhaps use LSD or other mind-bending substances on foreign leaders, including Cuba's Fidel Castro a few years after the project got underway in 1953.

Heading MKULTRA was a CIA chemist named Sidney Gottlieb. In congressional testimony, Gottlieb, who died in 1999, acknowledged that the agency had administered LSD to as many as 40 unwitting subjects, including prison inmates and patrons of brothels set up and run by the agency. At least one participant died when he jumped out of a 10th-floor window in a hotel; others claimed to have suffered serious psychological damage.

Jul 21 18:34

Learning What It’s Like To Be Serfs? : Becky Akers on cops

Increasingly, Americans realize we pay for “police protection” with our blood: in the ten days between July 7’s five dead cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge’s ambush of three on July 17, police nationwide slew almost four times as many of us. And only ten of those 31 fatalities were black. Not that it matters—but let’s repudiate the notion that black Americans alone die from serficide. This tragedy affects all of us, regardless of color.

Jul 21 18:00

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Science captured by the US rogue state; demoted to bullshitting about research, and silenced in real solutions for a brighter future (10 of 12)

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“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” ~ Dr. Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet (world’s top medical journal for published research)

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” ~ Dr. Marcia Angell, Editor in Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Jul 21 16:49

Gun Violence, Yeah, Uh-Huh, Right

If there are to be more “background checks”, they need to happen with United States government weapons transactions and covert operations. “They can’t be covert if everyone knows!” Exactly! So we need background checks not on us, but on this cabal of lunatics we call the government. They’re the ones doling out weapons to people that then created a civil war that spilled into our own streets twice now. Oh, those were Americans and not Syrians? Excuse me, but the government was throwing muskets into the hands of Irish immigrants right off the boat in our own Civil War. And they didn’t even know what the war was about half the time! So don’t give me this crap that those two attacks were not the Syrian Civil War spilling over into the lap of the government that helped provoke it.

Jul 21 16:43

What if the Fix Was In? : Andrew P. Napolitano on crooked Hillary, crooked government

What if Hillary Clinton has engaged in espionage and public corruption and FBI agents know that she has? What if they have evidence to prove it but they could not present anything to a grand jury because President Obama wants Clinton, and not Donald Trump, to succeed him in office? What if this blatant political interference with a criminal investigation is itself a crime? What if, midstream in this criminal investigation, the fix was put in?What do we do about it?

Jul 21 15:34

Hillary’s Campaign Is In Big Trouble

Democratic primary voters, who chose Hillary Clinton because they believed she was the most electable Democrat against Donald Trump, may be in for a rude awakening. They may have picked the least electable Democrat>>>
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Very simply, the Clinton campaign is in big trouble. And Hillary seems on the verge of compounding the problem by choosing a boring, corporate centrist running mate>>>
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I really don’t want to be writing a “woulda, coulda, shoulda” column about why Bernie Sanders would have been more electable. At this stage I’d rather be making the argument that, for all her political and character flaws, Hillary is still preferable to Donald Trump and that progressives should be doing everything possible to prevent Trump’s election, which means critically supporting Hillary. But there’s no avoiding the painful truth that Hillary is in danger of losing.

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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6MEJmATWqcM/UlubtiIm5oI/AAAAAAAAAJU/K5fCPvqi...
article from Huffington Post . YES! , it's a Trump hit piece
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Jul 21 14:59

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"If my sons did not want wars, there would be none." -- Gutle Schnaper, wife of Mayer Amschel Rothschild and mother of his five sons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for my caller into today's radio show.

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Jul 21 11:59

US & Clinton Beyond the Law-Catherine Austin Fitts

Financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing, Catherine Austin Fitts, says the U.S. government’s actions with Hillary Clinton means it is more lawless than ever. Fitts explains, “The entire country now looks like Arkansas . . . we’ve all turned into Mena, Arkansas, now. It’s pretty tragic. I have watched for two decades while 80% of the federal budget and federal credit has been run outside the Constitution and the laws related to financial management. I have never seen anything as blatant and outrageous as Loretta Lynch, prior to Hillary Clinton’s interview with the FBI, meeting with her disbarred husband, who is either the husband of or the target of a criminal investigation, and basically briefing him, I am assuming and what I believe on what Hillary needs to know, so she can skate the (FBI) interview. What the President, Lynch and Comey don’t want is the investigative team recommending to indict. . . .

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Catherine Austin Fitts is absolutely right!

Jul 21 11:30

Clinton veepstakes: Why consider Tom Vilsack?

As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce her vice presidential nominee as early as Friday, one man has emerged as the dark horse candidate: Tom Vilsack.

(*Because , presumably , he's the only man in the country showing signs of accepting willingly ? )

Jul 21 09:18

Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton’s VP

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is on Hillary Clinton’s short list of potential vice presidential nominees. He’s also actively pushing bank deregulation this week as he campaigns for the job.

Kaine signed two letters on Monday urging federal regulators to go easy on banks ? one to help big banks dodge risk management rules, and another to help small banks avoid consumer protection standards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The perfect VP for Shrillery!

Jul 21 09:11

TURKEY BLOCKS WIKILEAKS

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after ruling party email dump

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Why can't we do that here?!?" -- Hitlery

Jul 21 09:02

DHS Whistleblower Says War On Terror Is A Charade – Real Targets Are American Patriots

Julia Davis, a former Customs and Border Protections Officer, was falsely declared a domestic terrorist and subjected to retaliatory efforts against her by the Department of Homeland Security. Her home was raided by a 27 man “special response team.” She was twice falsely arrested and imprisoned, but later exonerated. She is now a national security expert and has put out a historical documentary titled Top Priority: The Terror Within. She claims that the War On Terror by the Department of Homeland Security is a charade and that the agency seems to be targeting concerned American patriots.

Jul 21 08:39

Hillary Clinton is Currently the Subject of Three Separate Ongoing Investigations

Jul 21 08:30

Loretta Lynch - Clinton's E-Mails - Entire Chamber Laughs At Her - House Judiciary Hearings

Jul 21 08:30

Rep. Trey Gowdy: False statements proved Clinton's 'intent'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And remember, intent is not required under Title 18. Negligence is a felony violation!

Jul 21 08:28

Trey Gowdy Demoralizes Lying Loretta Lynch


Trey Gowdy as per his standing SOP illustrates the extent of Lying Loretta Lynch's ability to vacate her brain when being asked to answer a question and the total lack of any morals

Jul 21 08:13

WikiLeaks Dispenses 23,000 Hillary Emails Marked “C” for Confidential (Classified)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told us a month ago that the next batch of leaked Hillary Clinton emails could lead to an indictment.

Now, over 23,000 cables were just put out for the world to see.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is way beyond what Comey admitted to, which means the FBI is incompetent and/or complicit.

Jul 21 07:36

Engineered ‘Civil Unrest’ in the UK Planned for This Summer?

All the signs are that something serious might be brewing in the UK this summer. The big question is: is it a genuine grassroots uprising, or is this being engineered by design?

Jul 21 07:35

flashback: Ted Cruz Ties To Bush Family

GOP Strategist Exposes Ted Cruz Ties To Bush Family

Roger Stone, author of ‘Jeb And The Bush Crime Family’, in an interview with Alex Jones, revealed the strategies behind the Cruz campaign, and how initially he was impressed by Cruz until he realized Cruz could never be the leader he claims he will be.

Is it possible that Ted Cruz had something to do with mandatory Obama care scheme, has close relations to the Bush family, and has a wife, who is a member of the council of foreign relations, also tied in with Goldman Sachs?

According to Stone, this is the kind of stuff you’re more than likely to find when researching Cruz.

(*ALSO>>>No Bushes Attending the GOP Convention for First Time in 40 Years
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/de/content/no-bushes-attending-gop-c...
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Jul 21 07:22

VIDEO: COPS SHOOT INNOCENT UNARMED THERAPIST WITH HANDS UP FOR TRYING TO HELP AUTISTIC BOY

An unarmed therapist, who had his hands in the air as he lay on his back on the ground attempting to calm an autistic patient in distress, was shot in the leg by a trigger-happy cop. Police in North Miami, Florida, responded to an emergency 911 call of a man with a gun who was threatening to commit suicide — but behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey told WSVN-TV he believes the caller likely mistook the autistic patient’s toy truck for a firearm.

Jul 21 07:17

Erdogan Claims Enemies Responsible For Shoot Down Of Russian Jet, Justifies Mass Arrests

By Brandon Turbeville

In the aftermath of the failed Turkish coup which President Erdogan has blamed on the United States via the Gulen Movement, the Erdogan faction has reacted by arresting members of the government and military belonging to the nationalist faction and those who hold nationalist sentiment, including groups of political dissidents and Erdogan opponents...

Jul 21 07:16

Unarmed man shot by Miami police asks: 'Why?' says officer replied: 'I don't know'

A man who was shot by police in Miami Wednesday evening says the officer told him he didn't know why he did it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is a classic symptom of prescription anti-depressants! Over at ssristories.org there is one case study of a young person who was stopped from committing suicide, and when asked why he did it, gave that same reply, "I don't know."

Jul 21 06:54

Maura Healey steps up ban on military-looking rifles

Attorney General Maura Healey stepped up the ban on military-looking rifles yesterday, prompting licensed gun enthusiasts to flood gun shops on what they believed might be the last day to buy AR-style guns here.

Healey issued a notice to all gun sellers and manufacturers in Massachusetts banning guns which appear like the Colt AR-15 and the Kalishnikov AK-47, but have been altered by manufacturers to conform to Massachusetts’ ban on adjustable stocks, high-capacity magazines and other features. An estimated 10,000 so-called “copycat” assault weapons were sold in Massachusetts last year alone, Healey’s office said.

Jul 21 06:34

My fiancée wants me to buy a second home — in her name only

(*submitted in rebuttal to Hillary's "I'm A Woman!" plea .
and if this person would like my advice; I recommend , sir , go ahead and splurge .
Get her a Room At The "Y" )

Jul 21 06:04

Times Square Tourists Left Bleeding

Times Square Tourists Left Bleeding in Fight Over Tip to Topless Performer
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The tourists from Chile told NBC 4 New York they had posed with the topless performer in the newly designated activity zone at Times Square -- the only place where performers and costumed characters are allowed to ask for money.

The woman and her managers apparently were unhappy with the dollar tip from Francisco Vistoso and his brother-in-law.

"They came to us saying it was too little," Vistoso told NBC 4 in Spanish. "They started insulting [my brother-in-law] and then the woman came and attacked me."

Vistoso was left bleeding after the attack.

(*Let me see if I have this right: You wait a lifetime to visit America . You jump through hoops , and over hurdles , go through TSA , MAKE IT in one piece , get to New York City , ride the subway , don't get mugged , watch a topless dancer https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRpAsbuUcAA4fX4.jpg , and that's when the excrement hit the air circulation device ?
At this point it would be offensively impolite to offer; "I hope you enjoyed your stay in our country" , or suggest "Come Again !")

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Jul 20 18:01

20-minute game-changing video: Israel’s lying War of Aggression/Crimes Against Humanity on Gaza can only end with public demand for .01% War Criminals’ arrests (including US/UK accomplices)

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“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

murder;
extermination;
enslavement;…
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
– International Criminal Court (ICC)

Gaza in Context’s powerful video:

My documentation from my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ 2015 conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, and in light of a previous section explaining war law to expose US/UK/Israel wars as the Orwellian opposite of legal.

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Israel’s War of Aggression on Gaza:

Jul 20 17:57

Caregiver shot by police after toy truck mistaken for gun

A man is recovering in the hospital after police may have mistaken a toy for a gun, causing a big misunderstanding.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the reported shooting, located right by a group home near Northeast 14th Avenue and 127th Street, Monday, at around 5:30 p.m.

Witnesses and the man who was shot, Charles Kinsey, said that officials made a big mistake in this case. Kinsey’s attorney, Hilton Napoleon said that his client works with the disabled for a living and was assisting an autistic man who had a toy truck in his hand. North Miami Police may have believed the toy was a weapon, and that’s when police fired shots, hitting the caregiver in the leg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear police.

Guns do not have four wheels on the bottom!

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Jul 20 16:28

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Fine and Performing Arts limited almost exclusively for ‘pay to play;’ quietly crushing creative self-expression (9 of 12)

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“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up… (Bullshitters) continue making assertions that purport to describe the way things are but that cannot be anything except bullshit.” ~ Princeton professor emeritus, Harry Frankfurt, 2005 Bestseller, On Bullshit

Jul 20 15:59

2016 election decides who controls the drug trade

In the Presidential Election of 2016, Republican and Democratic insiders are wrestling like two dogs over a bone over who controls the illegal drug trade. To the victor go the spoils. Who wins the election wins control of America’s vast drug bazaar, largest in the world, whose proceeds prop up lucky bankers and politicians lapping at the trough of the biggest richest slush fund in the history of the world.

Jul 20 11:50

Cop Enters Wrong Home, Murders Family Dog in Front of Children at 5-year-old’s Birthday

Gruesome. Infuriating. Tragic. Incompetent. Cowardly. Murderous. These are a few of the words that come to mind in regards to the recent puppycide by an Oklahoma cop.
“There’s something wrong with Opie,” said Vickie Malone’s 5-year-old son Eli, during his birthday party — after a Wynnewood police officer just shot their beloved family dog.

According to Vickie Malone, she’d just taken the party inside to serve cake and ice cream when they heard a gunshot.

As parents and kids ran outside to see what was going on, the cop fired two more rounds into Opie with his AR-15 as horrified partygoers watched in disbelief.

“He [Opie] was over here kicking and gasping for air,” Vickie said.
The incompetent cop was serving a 10-year-old warrant on a man who did not live there.

Jul 20 11:16

U S GOVERNMENT now CONFISCATING Homes, Cars and ASSETS

Jul 20 10:35

BOOGERED FALSE FLAG ALERT

Brussels police: Man with wire hanging out of coat turns out to be a student

Jul 20 09:59

BEX TRASH ALERT! Donald Trump Gets AIDS In A New Movie, And That Has Studio Execs In A Panic

Huffpo has advocated the assassination of Donald Trump. I hope the place gets closed down and the editors arrested. Huffpo sees nothing wrong with getting rid of the 2nd amendment. They have abused the first horribly!

Audiences at screenings around the world, and some even in the United States, have been cheering and applauding a macabre scene in a new film by Sacha Baron Cohen in which “Donald Trump” accidentally contracts HIV.

“The Brothers Grimsby“ opens March 11 in the U.S., though chances are you’re learning that for the first time here, given a decision by Sony Pictures to limit its marketing of the satiric comedy. The studio is concerned about the reaction from the real Donald Trump, according to industry sources familiar with the situation.

Jul 20 09:58

Hillary Clinton Emails TOO TOP SECRET for Congress to See - UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Jul 20 09:57

L.A. Times Suggests Military Coup Against President Trump

Jamie Kirchick, writing in the Los Angeles Times, asks readers to imagine a military coup against a future President Donald Trump — and argues why one would be necessary.

Kirchick cites the example of the recent failed coup in Turkey as a source of inspiration:

Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story — the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil — should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.

Kirchick goes on to argue that Trump is a nascent authoritarian, whose illegal military orders — such as torturing terrorists — the military would be required to ignore, and then resist by force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at globalresearch.ca:

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying: The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security. (O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense. I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror. No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents. Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.” “I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.” She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel, saying at the time: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” She endorses using cluster bombs, toxic agents and nuclear weapons in US war theaters. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.” She was one of only six Democrat senators opposed to blocking deployment of untested missile defense systems – first-strike weapons entirely for offense.

So, there you have it, on the record: Hillary Clinton is prepared to go to war with Iran (and most probably Russia, whose military and civilian leadership have all vowed to protect it militarily.)

Jul 20 09:31

Wall Street Angry that Donald Trump Says “Restore Glass-Steagall Act”

What produced the 2008 crash was the Clinton-Republican Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, named after the three conservative Republicans (Phil Gramm, Jim Leach, and Tom Bliley) who wrote it. Sanford Weill, then merely the head of Travelers Insurance, was a financial empire-builder who wanted his firm to buy Citibank, so as to produce the first financial conglomerate, Citigroup — a merger which the Glass-Steagall Act would have blocked from happening. Weill’s Clinton-Administration friends Robert J. Rubin and Lawrence Summers had no trouble convincing their boss to say yes to Gramm-Leach-Bliley, though this would toss out the core of Democrat FDR’s lasting heritage and restore the cause of the Great Depression: Wall Street’s gambling with depositors’ savings — gambling with assets that are so crucial the government would be politically compelled to backstop to prevent bankrupting tens of millions of people, savers who had made no error.

Jul 20 09:28

Justin Trudeau won't rule out imposing carbon price plan on provinces

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will impose a "strong" price on carbon — and won't rule out a cap to ensure provinces meet a national standard.

Jul 20 09:23

Judge Makes Stunning Ruling In Bundy Case

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that without the benefit of a public hearing, U.S. Federal Judge Peggy Leen has issued an order ruling that no transcripts, reports or witness statements of any kind may be disclosed by defense teams for all 19 defendants in the 2014 armed standoff between Cliven Bundy’s camp and the FBI.

Leen made her decision Friday, citing potential death threats against prosecutors as justification.

Leen continued saying that a “common law or First Amendment right” for the press and the public to access the government’s pretrial evidence does not exist, though all information obtained through “open sources” such as the internet or social media would be accessible.

Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Dan Hill, was not pleased with the judge’s decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in Judge Leen's courtroom, the First Amendment to the Constitution does not exist, with regard to the government's pre-trial evidence.

I have to ask: why?!?

What is the BLM so desperate to conceal here?!?!?

Jul 20 09:18

Liberal GQ Magazine Writer on Mother of Benghazi Victim: ‘I would like to beat her to death’

Liberals lost their minds when Pat Smith spoke at the GOP convention last night. They can’t stand hearing someone who lost her son (and was lied to by Hillary Clinton about why it happened) telling the truth.

A liberal writer for GQ Magazine named Bethlehem Shoals even said on Twitter that he wanted to beat her to death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An apology followed, but it had all the fake sincerity of something said by a really bad snake oil salesman.

Should Hillary get elected, one of her first acts as President will be to establish her very own "Ministry of Truth", which will ruthlessly persecute anyone with even a slightly different narrative than her own.

She will order "belief and allegiance" to anything she says, no matter how much of a lie it may be, and declare any other response "treason", to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

And I am certain that Bethlehem Shoals will be on her "short list" as the Department Director for that, having tweeted that he wanted to beat Pat Smith to death (for telling the truth).

Jul 20 09:05

Lawsuit Filed: Court To Count Real Bernie Sanders Vote Tally

Lawsuit Filed: Court To Count Real Bernie Sanders Vote Tally
Posted on July 19, 2016 by Baxter Dmitry in News, US // 8 Comments
Bernie Sanders earned more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and now a long awaited lawsuit has finally been filed in Ohio alleging that systematic and coordinated election fraud stole the presidential nomination from Sanders.

Bernie Sanders earned more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and now a long awaited lawsuit has finally been filed in Ohio alleging that systematic and coordinated election fraud stole the presidential nomination from Sanders.

Filed by the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity, the lawsuit presents evidence of statistically impossible differences between exit polls and electronic vote totals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, this effort could well be characterized as way too little, way too late.

The raw data has probably been expunged, or hidden in such a way as to be irrecoverable by Clinton's people.

Jul 20 08:55

Gallup Economic Confidence Index plunges while stock market near record: Stock Market decoupled from financial well being of average Americans.

Gallup releases an Economic Confidence Index which should reflect the overall sentiment of Americans as it pertains to the economy. With the stock market near record highs and the housing bubble market soaring, you would expect average Americans to be smiling from ear to ear with glee. But when you click on over to Gallup, the chart looks downright gloomy like finding out you just failed a midterm exam you studied so hard for. While Gallup may be stumped and scratching their head as to why this divergence is there, I feel we have touched upon a few points as to why this is occurring. First, half of Americans don’t even own one stock. Next, you have many U.S. companies making large profits abroad. Good for the company but that doesn’t translate necessarily into a better financial position for most Americans. Housing values being inflated only keeps Americans from buying as reflected in a generationally low homeownership rate.

Jul 20 08:32

US PUBLIC EDUCATION: BULLSHIT TO TRAIN STUPEFIED WORK ANIMALS. PHYSICAL EDUCATION FAILS TO DECLARE US NATIONAL EMERGENCY OF UNFIT, UNHAPPY HUMANS IN BODY AND MIND

This 11-part series addresses an overarching fact about public education: its design of intentional curricular lies of omission and commission to keep our children and the general public powerless, relatively stupid, and controlled work animals.

Importantly, I do not blame education professionals working in good-faith effort to produce high-quality learning from our children; public education exists in a matrix of control for ongoing empires that I’ll explain in detail within the series’ sections. That said, anyone truly educated in one’s field gradually discovers that public education is a ridiculous substitute for what’s most important to teach and learn. This is Emperor’s New Clothes obvious when pointed to, with this paper’s content including factual assertions that no counterarguments exist outside of shallow and misleading bullshit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core does a brilliant job of making kids think they are being educated, when they are really being indoctrinated to believe particular narratives which are useful to them being completely controlled by a government that cares absolutely not about their futures.

As long as this festers in our classrooms, Americans will never again be competitive against those countries with the best educational outcomes.

As reported at fairreporters.net last year, in their assessment of the best educational systems in the world, here are countries rated from best to worst educational systems, in terms of math and science:

1. Singapore 21. Czech Rep 41. Turkey 61. Jordan
2. Hong Kong 22. Denmark 42. Serbia 62. Argentina
3. South Korea 23. France 43. Bulgaria 63. Albania
4. Japan 24. Latvia 44. Romania 64. Tunisia
5. Taiwan 25. Norway 45. UAE 65. Macedonia
6. Finland 26. Luxembourg 46. Cyprus 66. Saudi Arabia
7. Estonia 27. Spain 47. Thailand 67. Colombia
8. Switzerland 28. Italy 48. Chile 68. Qatar
9. Netherlands 29. USA 49. Kazakhstan 69. Indonesia
10. Canada 30. Portugal 50. Armenia 70. Botswana
11. Poland 31. Lithuania 51. Iran 71. Peru
12. Vietnam 32. Hungary 52. Malaysia 72. Oman
13. Germany 33. Iceland 53. Costa Rica 73. Morocco
14. Australia 34. Russia 54. Mexico 74. Honduras
15. Ireland 35. Sweden 55. Uruguay 75. South Africa
16. Belgium 36. Croatia 56. Montenegro 76. Ghana
17. New Zealand 37. Slovak Rep 57. Bahrain
18. Slovenia 38. Ukraine 58. Lebanon
19. Austria 39. Israel 59. Georgia
20.UK 40. Greece 60. Brazil

Please note that the US landed a dismal 29th here.

Jul 20 08:04

URBAN FARMERS TARGETED BY CITY, ISSUED MULTIPLE THREATS AFTER THEIR PROPERTY WAS VANDALIZED

Southeast Oklahoma City residents Charles and Julie Henry face a blatantly unconstitutional invasion of their rights thanks to a stifling change to a city ordinance making vandalism to their property essentially a crime — by them.

Though the Henrys complied with the code, albeit a bit late due to a prohibitive financial situation, an opportunistic code enforcer triggered a chain of events no law-abiding property owner should ever be subjected to — including the possibility their property may be raided by Oklahoma County Sheriffs under a blanket warrant in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment.

According to a GoFundMe page set up to assist the family’s legal battle against the City, their low-income neighborhood typically experiences an outbreak of vandalism each spring — which the city promptly cleans up to discourage other vandals from copying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a massive, vicious act of over-reach by city officials, who should, themselves, be sacked for having done this to a couple just barely able to survive.

Jul 20 07:34

Bennett: Netanyahu's Actions Raise Concern Over Freedom of Press in Israel

Sources on right accused prime minster of trying to exert political influence on Israeli media outlets through political deals.

Jul 20 07:28

ANTI-EU CRACKDOWN: MEP demands dictatorial BAN on countries opting out of EU rules

BRUSSELS should respond to the Brexit vote with a federalist crackdown on dissenting member states and a drive for total political union, a leading MEP has said.

Jul 20 07:26

HOLLANDE ANNOUNCED THE MOBILIZATION OF THE OPERATIONAL RESERVE IN FRANCE

French President Francois Hollande announced the mobilization of the operational reserve of 10 thousand military and police. This order is justified strengthening of measures to maintain security after the terrorist attacks in France in Nice.

Jul 20 07:26

Access to Wikileaks blocked in Turkey as it releases emails

Access to the Wikileaks website in Turkey has been blocked after the group announced, following a failed coup by Turkish military units, that it would release a trove of documents on the country's power structure.

There was no immediate statement Wednesday from Turkey's Telecommunications Board, a government agency that regulates access to websites.

The Turkish government has previously banned access to websites deemed to be carrying material critical of Turkey, including YouTube and Twitter. Some opposition media websites were blocked following Friday night's coup attempt, which was quashed by security forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Jul 20 07:06

SWAT RAIDS WRONG HOUSE TERRORIZES FAMILY KILLS PETS

Jul 20 06:46

Melania Trump Plagiarism - The Real Scandal

Published on Jul 19, 2016
http://www.DavidDuke.com

It is not plagiarism to use common phrases. We love Melania, but there is one scandal about her eloquent speech, the fact that all political figures cannot dare to appeal directly to white voters. They can however directly praise and appeal to every other group.

Jul 20 06:08

Navy Sonar Hurts Whales

US Court Rules Navy Sonar Used In 70 Percent Of World's Oceans Hurts Whales
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California determined that the use of LFA sonar systems violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act and negatively affects dolphins, seals, whales and walruses that depend on underwater sound for navigation.

The Navy will no longer be permitted to use LFA sonar systems to detect the presence of submarines.

(*WHAT!!! ? Whales are a life form too !
pentagrams poke spereson )

Jul 20 04:44

Clinton: Yes, Americans are fearful— but I’m a woman!

Stephen King's 'Women'
A Quick Peek At The Horror Meister's Female Characters

https://writeveriday.blogspot.com/2013/02/stephen-kings-women.html

(*when it comes to Clinton , Fact Is Stranger Then Fiction . )

Jul 19 15:51

Mass., N.H. troopers charged in beating video case

Two state troopers, one from Massachusetts and one from New Hampshire, were arrested Tuesday and charged with assault in the beating of a man following a police pursuit across state lines in May, officials said.

Jul 19 15:43

Clinton: Yes, Americans are fearful— but I’m a woman!

Clinton is right to say her campaign is revolutionary. She’s not even attempting to hide the fact that it’s the first time in American history that a presidential candidate has asked voters to forget everything they know about a candidate except what’s between their legs.

Jul 19 15:39

Potential crisis triggers continue to pile up in 2016

Here is the problem; international financiers and globalist nut-jobs are clearly operating on a timeline with the end goal of creating enough general chaos to convince the masses that complete centralized authority over every aspect of our lives is preferable to constant fear.

Jul 19 14:09

Polls Show Americans Distrust Clinton, Supporters Begin to Panic

While the FBI might have let presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton off the hook for her alleged mishandling of classified information, recent Washington Post/ABC News and CBS/New York Times polls suggest that the American public is far less forgiving.

Jul 19 14:04

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

If there is to be any hope of reclaiming our government and restoring our freedoms, it will require a different kind of coup: nonviolent, strategic and grassroots, starting locally and trickling upwards. Such revolutions are slow and painstaking. They are political, in part, but not through any established parties or politicians.

Jul 19 13:48

HOW THE CLINTON FOUNDATION GOT RICH OFF POOR HAITIANS

In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation. They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of “billions of dollars.” Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft. And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York’s Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation. “Clinton, where’s the money?” the Haitian signs read. “In whose pockets?” Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, “We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti.”

Jul 19 13:47

Operation Gladio : The Nice atrocity brings it to mind, says Paul Craig Roberts

It looks like a permanent state of martial law in France will be one consequence. This shutdown of society will also dispose of the protests against capitalist puppet Hollande’s repeal of France’s labor protections. Those protesting the take-back of their hard-earned rights will be closed down under the martial law. Amazing how convenient the attack was for global capitalism, the primary beneficiary of Hollande’s new “labor reform.”

Jul 19 13:47

CIA REBELS BEHEAD KID AND OTHER RECENT U.S. SUCCESSES IN SYRIA

The U.S. "regime change" operation in Syria recently tallied up some major successes. The Syrian Democratic Force, a U.S. sponsored group of mostly Syrian Kurds, is besieging the Islamic State held eastern city of Manbij. According to the UN's Human Rights commissioner 70,000 civilians in Manbij are cut off from all supplies. We have yet to hear calls for an immediate breaking of the siege or for enforced air drops of supplies to these people. Where are all the R2P fans in the Obama administration and all the well paid Syrian opposition propaganda groups on this? That the U.S. has managed to avoid any questions about this siege is surely a success.

Jul 19 13:12

Is Bushism Dead? Let’s hope so…

At issue in the battle between the Party of Bush and Party of Trump: Will we make America safe again, and great again? Or are globalism, amnesty, and endless interventions our future? Do we put the world first, or America First?

Jul 19 13:01

The Dumbest PC Idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.

Jul 19 12:24

The world is taking its revenge against elites. When will America's wake up?

The world of accepted ideas was coming apart, and no one caught the new mood better than the New York Times’s David Brooks, a man who has spent his career describing the inner lives of the nation’s prosperous white-collar elite. Ordinarily a dealer in witty aphorisms and upper-crust humor, Brooks now wrote a column entitled “Are We On the Path to National Ruin?” in which he speculated darkly about the possibility of fascism in America. “The crack of some abyss opened up for a moment by the end of last week,” he wrote. “It’s very easy to see this country on a nightmare trajectory.”

Jul 19 11:46

'It's Working:' New Analysis Shows Insurers Losing Tens of Millions Annually on Obamacare

Via John Sexton, here's a Politico report on the 'Affordable' Care Act's unstable, unsustainable status quo:

For the insurance companies doing business in the state–the ones issuing policies to those 600,000 people–Obamacare has turned into a financial sinkhole. United Health Group, the nation’s largest insurance company, is pulling out of the Obamacare business in North Carolina next year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, which dominated the individual market with more than a half-million customers, reported that losses on its Obamacare business in 2014 and 2015 topped $400 million. The insurer said that figure includes government payments designed to shield insurers from big losses during the early years of Obamacare. The only other current competitor, Aetna, wants to hike rates by nearly 25 percent next year...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stating that something "is working" by fiat, and not paying attention to the real numbers here, including the number of people who can no longer get health insurance, is creating a huge "lost their reality license moment", for both Clinton and Obama.

Jul 19 10:56

Should Police Use Bombs To Kill Criminals?

In the wake of the two seemingly outrageous slayings of African American men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana and the equally heinous retaliatory killings of five police officers in Dallas by a black former Army Reservist, questions have been raised in all three cases about excessive police behavior.

Police surrogates on the cable TV networks were sent into a state of apoplexy that some security analysts, while the Dallas police department was still grieving, raised eyebrows about the use of an exploding bomb, delivered by a robot, to kill the Dallas shooter. Whether intentional or not, this argument was an attempt to use the legitimate grief of the police families to shield the department from a debate about the aggressive military tactics used to kill the shooter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although my heart goes out to those slain officers, their families, and their friends, I did have a moment of pause about how their killer was executed; by an armed robot, for the first time in police history.

Yes, the crime committed by Johnson was heinous and horrific; but I am very concerned about this technology becoming "legitimized" for police work in the future in this country.

How soon will such technology be used against peaceful protesters, who have a reasonable gripe about what their government is doing in America?!?

Unfortunately, the way "due process" seems to have been ripped out of the American judicial process, my bet would be...soon.

Jul 19 10:43

Bahrain Says US, UK Criticism ‘Unacceptable Interference’

The Bahraini government has issued a statement angrily condemning the US and Britain for their “unacceptable interference” in internal policy, after the two nations criticized the government’s ban on the largest opposition group in the nation.

The tiny nation of Bahrain has struggled with its treatment of their opposition since the Arab Spring. The royal family and by extension the government are Sunnis, but a majority of the population are Shi’ites. This has sparked repeated protests, with the Shi’ites claiming they are discriminated against in top positions around the country.

The banning of al-Wefaq, a Shi’ite group, continues that, with the US State Department calling the group a “nonviolent opposition,” and warning that banning them was undermining regional stability in the Persian Gulf.

A joint statement was issued today by several top Shi’ite clerics, saying they believe that the ban of Wefaq is part of a larger attack on their existence and identity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one thing that the US State Department, miraculously, has gotten right, in its analysis of the situation in Bahrain.

So far, protests against the government's policies against the Shiites have been remarkably restrained; but there may be a point of boiling-over anger, on the part of the Shiite community, which cannot be restrained by police or military action, even with importing Saudi Arabian troops.

We could even, potentially, be looking at a revolution here, and the complete abolishment, or exile, of the Al-Khalifa monarchy.

And I would like to strongly caution the Al-Khalifa monarchy and the Bahraini government that hubris...can have some very terrible unintended consequences.

Jul 19 10:28

Hillary Rodham Clinton airs thousands of ads; Donald Trump, none

(*Only because Trump is not as versed in her ability to lie .
She , on the other hand , has so many , she can't tell them all in a one minuet 'spot' ,
but by christ , she self endorses every one of them !)

Jul 19 10:19

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised As Technological Advance

Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups — a Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty where the animated enemies bleed real blood. Just like the giant wooden horse the Greeks convinced the Trojans to bring inside their gates, however, the drone carries something deadly in its belly: a new and illegal military strategy disguised as an impressive piece of technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it is only a question of time regarding how long it will be that we see this technology being used here in the US, unless there is a massive, peaceful move on the part of all Americans to prevent it.

And please, don't think, "Wow, that can't happen here!"; because the precedent has already been set for extrajudicial assassinations right here at home, and in a circumstance many Americans might have applauded.

Micah Johnson, who shot and killed police in Dallas last week, was taken down with a robot, armed with a bomb.

This is the first time in police history in this country that this has happened; but I can nearly guarantee you, it will not be the last.

Jul 19 09:32

VIDEO: CHILD BODY SLAMMED, CHOKED BY COP AFTER VOICING CONCERN OVER ANOTHER CHILD’S VIOLENT ARREST

A video uploaded to Facebook this week shows multiple Hyattsville police officers involved in a violent arrest of what appears to be middle school children.

While it is unclear what started the altercation, the video does not lie.

As the video begins, an officer appears to be arresting a young white school child. The child seems compliant. However, the officer is seen dangerously twisting his arm.

When the adolescent bystanders see this unnecessary violence, they begin to voice their concern.

One young person becomes particularly concerned with the way the officer is treating the other child, so he quickly becomes the most outspoken. This outspokenness apparently enrages the responding officers.

As the officer, who appears to be a sergeant, walks up to the scene, he shoves the Hispanic student who was standing up for the white student. This assault seems to be entirely unprovoked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To parents in Maryland: take your kids out of public school NOW. Home school them; they will be far richer, academically, for it.

And to those people who can move out of this city, do it now; take the financial base away from here, because if police are allowed to treat kids like this, it doesn't deserve your tax dollars.

Explain to Mayor Hollingsworth , politely, why you are doing this. And make sure you include a link to this video.

Jul 19 09:17

FEDERAL AGENTS WENT UNDERCOVER TO SPY ON ANTI-FRACKING MOVEMENT, EMAILS REVEAL

When more than 300 protesters assembled in May at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood, Colorado — the venue chosen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an auction of oil and gas leases on public lands — several of the demonstrators were in fact undercover agents sent by law enforcement to keep tabs on the demonstration, according to emails obtained by The Intercept.

The “Keep it in the Ground” movement, a broad effort to block the development of drilling projects, has rapidly gained traction over the last year, raising pressure on the Obama administration to curtail hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and coal mining on federal public lands. In response, government agencies and industry groups have sharply criticized the activists in public, while quietly moving to track their activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I firmly believe that all hydraulic fracking should be done within two feet of the homes oil executives should be mandated to live in, so that they, and their families. would experience all the symptoms and consequences of fracking, firsthand.

Of course, that will happen only when pigs fly.

But this surveillance demonstrates, incontrovertibly, that Obama is no less beholden to his corporate masters than are his Republican colleagues.

Jul 19 09:11

ERDOGAN UNLEASHES UNPRECEDENTED CRACKDOWN: FIRES ALL UNIVERSITY DEANS; SUSPENDS 21,000 PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS

Over the weekend, after the initial reports of the purge unleashed by Erdogan against Turkey's public, we previewed the upcoming, far more dangerous counter-coup as follows: "it was the next step that is the critical one: the one where Erdogan - having cracked down on his immediate military and legal opponents - took his crusade against everyone else,including the press and the educational system."

But while Turkey's press is already mostly under Erdogan's control, it is the educational witch hunt fallout that is far more troubling, and just as expected over the past hour we have gotten a glimpse of just how extensive the Turkish's president cleansing of secular society will be, when the state-run Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey's ministry of education has sacked 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement with a group the government claims is responsible for Friday's failed coup.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you control what and how people think, you control those people; ask any of the developers of "Common Core", which was created to dumb down American students into a state of zero critical thinking whatsoever!!

Jul 19 09:07

OVER 1 MILLION? WHY WE MAY NEVER KNOW HOW MANY CIVILIANS HAVE DIED IN IRAQ WAR

In some ways, the Chilcot Inquiry was a success for the anti-war crowd, as it confirmed everything we already knew about the war in Iraq. In other ways, it was a complete disappointment because it failed to dig into the fundamental problems underlying the U.S. and U.K.’s pursuit of this horrific, illegal war.

As the U.S. presence in Iraq continues to increase thirteen years after the initial U.S.-U.K. led invasion, it is time to ask at least one hard question the Chilcot Inquiry failed to ask.

How many civilians in Iraq have lost their lives because of the 2003 invasion?

Unfortunately, this is something the Chilcot Inquiry refused to investigate. Section 17 of the Chilcot Inquiry Report stated:

It is beyond the scope and abilities of this Inquiry to establish independently the number of fatalities caused by conflict in Iraq, or the broader human cost of the conflict to the Iraqi people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are four disgustingly foul sociopaths who should be cooling their collective heels at the ICC, for crimes against humanity, regarding this war to insure that Western companies dominated the flow of oil from Iraq, and the selling of Iraq's oil only in US dollars.

Their surnames are Blair, Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney.

But of course, money buys much in the Western world, and that includes protection and privilege, and - in essence - never having to say one is sorry for the horrific crimes one has committed.

But there may be an interesting, ironic turnabout coming in Iraq. As reported yesterday at Reuters:

Powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr instructed his followers on Sunday to target U.S. troops deploying to Iraq as part of the military campaign against Islamic State. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday the Pentagon would dispatch 560 additional troops to help Iraqi forces retake the northern city of Mosul in an offensive planned for later this year. Sadr, who rose to prominence when his Mahdi Army battled U.S. troops after the 2003 invasion, posted the comments on his official website after a follower asked for his response to the announcement. "They are a target for us," Sadr said, without offering details.

The US-installed pupped government of Al-Abadi has been an abject, corrupt, and utter epic fail, in terms of not at all meeting the urgent needs of the Iraqi people.

So what happens if Al-Sadr galvanizes the Iraqi people with a popular revolution which drives out the current government, the American troops, and the ISIL jihadists?!?

Should that happen, I would almost be willing to bet that Iraqi oil will no longer be controlled by Western interests, or only sold for the US dollar. It may well, at that point, be sold for the Russian Ruble, the Iranian Rial, the Euro, or the Yuan; in fact, anything BUT the dollar.

There is a Biblical injunction about reaping what one has sown; in Iraq, the US and UK have sown death and destruction for money, and that is very possibly about to come crashing down on their heads, financially, should there be a national revolution in Iraq.

Jul 19 08:53

Did email controversy hurt Hillary Clinton's image? She answers

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Let me go to what he said. He said, 'careless,'" Rose pointed out.

"Well, I would hope that you, like many others, would also look at what he said when he testified before Congress. Because when he did, he clarified much of what he had said in his press conference," Clinton said. "And I appreciated that."

"But he said it was sloppy," Rose said.

"No, he did not," Clinton said.

"Correct me if I'm wrong. ... Someone said, 'What's the definition of careless?' And he said, 'Real sloppiness,'" Rose said.

>>>

(*Singing and Dancing at it's finest . A must read for those who can tolerate all the lying . )

Jul 19 08:14

Judge orders key Bundy evidence in Bunkerville case withheld from the public

Choosing secrecy over transparency, a federal judge has issued a protective order withholding the bulk of the government’s evidence from the public in the Bunkerville standoff case.

The four-page order, written by U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen, prohibits defense teams for all 19 defendants from publicly disclosing grand jury transcripts, FBI and police reports, witness statements and other documents the government collected during its investigation into the 2014 armed standoff between Bundy family forces and law enforcement.

Leen issued the order without a public hearing and in the face of opposition from most of the defendants, including Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy and his four sons, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal and other media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Got something to hide, Judge?

Jul 19 07:42

Former Clinton Associate Exposes Fake News Agenda

“As a journalist, to say these words, I can’t tell you with what a heavy heart I say them, but we’ve entered an era in which it is not crazy to assess news events to see if they’re real or not real, in the United States, as well as overseas, and if fact, it’s kind of crazy not to.”

Thelastamericanvagabond.com reports:

The resounding applause that followed that extremely impactful statement serves to demonstrate quite clearly how many Americans are becoming acutely aware of their own government’s manipulation of their lives. There is a reflexive vilification of anyone speculating about the idea of a false flag in today’s society, regardless of its historical precedent, because they become a “Conspiracy Theorist” and are cast as “the crazy few.” Yet it is becoming increasingly apparent that those who are at least questioning the mainstream narrative, are in fact the many.

Jul 19 04:21

VIDEO: CHILD BODY SLAMMED, CHOKED BY COP AFTER VOICING CONCERN OVER ANOTHER CHILD’S VIOLENT ARREST

A video uploaded to Facebook this week shows multiple Hyattsville police officers involved in a violent arrest of what appears to be middle school children. While it is unclear what started the altercation, the video does not lie. As the video begins, an officer appears to be arresting a young white school child. The child seems compliant. However, the officer is seen dangerously twisting his arm.

Jul 18 20:46

RNC forced to close online convention chat

BEX ALERT: RNC forced to close online convention chat after anti-Semites (*nudge nudge - wink wink ) turn it into a Jew-bashing hatefest

Jul 18 16:36

Delegates Walk Off RNC Floor

BREAKING: Delegates Walk Off RNC Convention Floor After Rules Adopted

All delegates from the Iowa and Colorado delegations have walked off the RNC convention floor after rules were adopted without a floor vote, defeating the last remaining anti-Trump effort. Thousands of signatures were submitted by 11 different delegations to force a floor vote, but were not considered.

Shortly after the rules were adopted the Chair left the stage, leaving it empty for a number of minutes.

"I've never seen the chair abandoned like that," Utah Senator Mike Lee said. "I have no idea what is going on right now, this is surreal. The Chair (@Reince) walked off the stage and abandoned his post."

(*Don't let the door hit you on the ass !)

Jul 18 16:29

Never Trump Petition Fails: The Photos You Need to See

The Republican National Convention nearly erupted into chaos when “Never Trump” supporters thought they were being denied their right to a roll call vote. They pushed to have a roll call vote to unbind delegates, so they could vote for the Republican nominee according to their conscience rather than according to their state's voting results. The Never Trump delegates believed they had enough states signed on to allow for a roll call vote, but were surprised to learn that three states had withdrawn their signatures. Click through the gallery to see photos of the protests on the RNC floor and learn what happened. These are stories about #NeverTrump at the #RNCinCLE.

Jul 18 13:19

Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or wolf in sheep’s clothing?

James Dorsey profiles Fethullah Gulen, Turkish preacher and erstwhile friend of President Erdogan, and considers whether he or his religious, educational and commercial empire might have been involved in the failed coup attempt of 15 July.

Jul 18 11:35

Hate speech complaint filed against Jasper woman for Holocaust denial video By Min Dhariwal, CBC News Edmonton, Alberta

[Poster's note: I was waiting to see how long this 'thought crime' prosecution would take to occur, since the very lovely video the woman made went super-viral a few months ago.]

Jul 18 11:25

Turkish Prosecutors Raid Incirlik Airbase Housing US Warplanes And 50 Nuclear Bombs

The saga surrounding the Turkish Incirlik air base, which is not only the headquarters to the US 39th Air Base Wing but also vaults over 50 B61 nuclear bombs, and is critical to all US missions not only against ISIS but the entire middle east continues. Moments ago, Turkey's state-run news agency says seven prosecutors, charged with investigating a foiled coup, have entered the Incirlik Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

However this winds up, and no matter whoever ultimately devised this horrifically planned and wretchedly executed coup, this will not go well for the US government.

And the question which must be asked is, what, reasonably, and logically, does the US government do now?!?

Oh, forgive me, I forgot: the US government is not capable of either reason, or logic. So what we can expect will be something....horrific from it, in response to Edrogan's move of having prosecutors scour the facility.

Jul 18 10:34

Kashmir: Why are young people protesting?

Indian-administered Kashmir is witnessing some of its most violent protests.

More than 30 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes with security forces in the past week following the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani, 22.

After Wani's death, young people, who constitute the largest chunk of Kashmir's population, have taken to throwing stones in protest on the streets and using social media to tell their stories.

Demonstrations continue despite heavy a security presence and a shutdown of mobile Internet and phone services.

Al Jazeera went to the streets of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, to meet some of those involved.

Sameer Ahmad Bhat, 23, cricket player
We are forced to hurl stones at them. They incite us. I will continue to throw stones at them until they stop inflicting such atrocities on us.

Sameer Ahmad Bhat [Al Jazeera]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the Indian government continues to deny Kashmiris a referendum in which to decide if they want to be independent, stay as part of India, or join with Pakistan, is a complete moral outrage.

And the late President Kennedy said it best: "If peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable."

Jul 18 10:30

Israel seeks to 'publicly shame' human rights groups

The Israeli government stands accused of waging a campaign of incitement against human rights groups as it tries to hamper efforts by the international community to monitor abuses of Palestinians under occupation.

A so-called Transparency Law, passed by the Israeli parliament last week, compels some two dozen Israeli rights organisations to declare publicly that they receive a majority of their funding from foreign governments.

Israel's Great Divide - Al Jazeera World
In future, they will have to divulge such funding - mostly from individual European states or the European Union - every time they appear in the media, issue publicity material, make statements online, and deal with official bodies. Failure to do so will incur a substantial fine.

The legislation's aim, peace activists argue, is to vilify these groups with the Israeli public, suggesting they are "foreign agents" and "traitors" seeking to subvert Israel's security and its national interests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People who tell the truth are not "an enemy of the Israeli people; people who desire to SUPPRESS the truth are the true enemies of the Israeli people!

Jul 18 10:07

How Extrajudicial Executions Became ‘War’ Policy in Washington

In the years in which the U.S. has up-armored globally, the country has also seen an arms race developing on the domestic front. As vets have returned from their Iraq and Afghan tours of duty, striking numbers of them have gone into police work at a time when American weaponry, vehicles, and military equipment – including, for instance, MRAPs (mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles) – have poured off America’s distant battlefields and, via the Pentagon, into police departments nationwide. And while the police were militarizing, gun companies have been marketing battlefield-style assault rifles to Americans by the millions, at the very moment when it has become ever more possible for citizens to carry weapons of every sort in a concealed or open fashion in public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is most unfortunate, but here is the reality; in the 21st century, both at home and abroad, the United States of America has become the "Assassination Nation".

I have been very concerned that the extrajudicial assassinations, which have been on the forefront of standard US military tactics abroad, would finally come home to roost; and now, they have, in a circumstance that many Americans applauded, in the case of Micah Johnson. He was the "perfect candidate" for the use of such a weapon, to make it acceptable for use against Americans, with utterly no due pocess.

But we are on a very slippery slope here, folks; how long do you imagine it will take for people, simply protesting peacefully, in this country, to get "droned" out of existence, with a double tap, extrajudicial execution?!?

The short answer here is, not very.

Jul 18 09:46

HSBC REPORT SHOWS ERIC HOLDER PUSHED FOR ‘TOO BIG TO JAIL’ POLICY

A new report [PDF] from the House Financial Services Committee, which explores the Justice Department’s conduct in relation to the megabank HSBC, proves once-and-for-all what many had long suspected: former Attorney General and perpetual Wall Street lawyer Eric Holder was always committed to a “Too Big To Jail” policy for the large Wall Street banks. Holder had articulated much of his thinking on Too Big To Jail at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, when he said, “I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult to prosecute them … When we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps world economy, that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large. It has an inhibiting impact on our ability to bring resolutions that I think would be more appropriate.”

Jul 18 09:26

‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership

‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership, EU warns Turkey

Reinstating the death penalty in Turkey would end EU accession talks, a German government spokesman has stated. Meanwhile, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini also warned that no country can become an EU member that has capital punishment.

“Introduction of death penalty would mean immediate suspension of accession talks,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday.

Turkey is part of the Council of Europe and is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, the EU Foreign Policy Chief noted.

“No country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty,” she said. “Turkey is an important part of the Council of Europe and is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, which is very clear on the death penalty.”

Jul 18 06:41

"Everybody is having a game run on them"

Question: Why are the shadowy global elite so insistent that arch criminal Hilary Clinton become President?

Answer: Because they have plans for making things even worse and they need someone with her utter lack of integrity in the White House to front the show.

Jul 18 06:17

Jail for Sharing Your Netflix Password?

Jail for Sharing Your Netflix Password? Understanding the Law That Could Make it a Federal Crime
An overly broad court ruling exposes Americans to grave consequences for something harmless almost everyone does.

It’s become so common that it’s almost a joke. One person has a Netflix account and three other people are using it. A recent court ruling found that because of a law called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), using someone else’s password could be considered a federal crime with an extremely harsh punishment. Someone who violates the CFAA can face decades in prison and large fines.

One person has a Netflix account (*A Man) and three other people are using it (*His wife , his son , and his daughter ).

Jul 17 21:42

President Of The L.A. Police Protective League: Obama "Makes Me Sick"

Asked about the recent string of police shootings, the President Of The Los Angeles Police Protective League spoke out on a local TV news broadcast. Referring to President Obama's speech following the Baton Rouge shootings, Craig Lally said "it makes me sick!" He continued with a comical Freudian slip, "where's the leaders across this company, across the country?" He continues, "I wanna know what government is doing to protect cops! The fear is that we will become too militaristic. Well guess what? We need that stuff! The anchor then shows a video that the alleged Baton Rouge killer made prior to the shooting where he says protests won't help, and that "the alpha ones, we know what its gonna take" to stop police abuse. Interestingly, the black man also decries the fact, as he puts it, that when Europeans kill their oppressors, they're heroes, but when blacks do it, they're bad.

Jul 17 08:33

Judge: Instant Jail Term if you Criticise Migrants Again

A couple appeared before a court to answer to charges of incitement because the man had established a Facebook group that was “hostile to refugees”.
Peter M. founded a secret group called AFB (Anti Refugee Movement) about a year ago on Facebook. As a secret group, people who are not members of it would have been unable to see its content. He and his wife Melanie were administrators of the Facebook group, so both had to attend the court on charges of sedition.

The offending Facebook page’s founding statement was read out in the courtroom. Written by Peter M. it read: “The war and economic refugees are flooding our country. They bring terror, fear, sorrow. They rape our women and put our children at risk. Bring an end to it!”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether you agree with that comment or not, it is protected speech under the First Amendment.

Jul 17 08:10

ERDOGAN’S PURGE: Islamofascist Mobs Torture and Murder in Streets of Turkey

The fall-out from last week’s failed coup d’etat in Turkey has been more gruesome than many imagined, as pro-government AKP and Muslim Brotherhood suppoters have taken to the streets to administer an ‘ISIS-like’ brand of justice, apparently, doing so on behalf of the ruling party.

Jul 17 08:03

Turkey Coup Arrests Reach 6000 - Official

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag has said as many as 6000 have been detained since an attempted coup on Friday evening.

Reuters quotes him as telling NTV broadcaster that "the judicial process on this will continue."

On Saturday it was announced that more than 2800 soldiers had been arrested for allegedly being involved in the coup attempt, while over 2700 judges had been summarily dismissed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ironically, while Erdogan claims his return to power is restoration of democracy in Turkey...he's currently turning the country to a dictatorship after the coup.

Jul 17 07:42

Now EU faces ANOTHER referendum: Irish demand vote on controversial trade deal

In another body blow to the EU project the powerful Unite union is calling for a full referendum on whether to implement the highly contentious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The hugely controversial deal, being cooked up in secret between Brussels and the US, has been met with furious opposition over fears it will allow American corporations to break up public services.

Jul 17 07:22

Alleged coup leader was once military attaché to Israel

Turkish media on Saturday named former Turkish Air Force chief Ak?n Ozturk as one of the main instigators of the country’s attempted coup on Friday. Ozturk, who led he air force between 2013 and 2015 before retiring from the army last year, was also the nation’s military attaché to Israel in the 1990s; he served in the Jewish state between 1996-1998.

Jul 17 06:52

Armenia 'attempted coup': Gunmen storm police headquarters and social media down in country bordering Turkey

Gunman have stormed the police headquarters in Armenia leading to fears of an attempted coup in the country. One person has reportedly been killed and a number of people wounded at the building in the capital Yerevan.

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Jul 16 09:39

Lawsuit against former Utah trooper Lisa Steed going to trial

A judge has refused to dismiss the lawsuit against a former Utah Highway Patrol trooper accused of illegally stopping motorists, sending the case to trial next month.

It is the first lawsuit to go to trial against Lisa Steed, who was once hailed by UHP for making more than 200 drunk driving arrests a year. Two judges later found to her to be an untruthful witness, and criminal defense attorneys accused her of arresting drivers who weren't intoxicated. UHP terminated her in 2013.

Jul 16 08:40

The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

When we described the aftermath of Turkey's failed, and painfully disorganized military coup attempt, we asked rhetorically, "Who wins?" To which we answered: "Why Erdogan of course. As he said during a press conference upon his arrival back in Istanbul in the early Saturday morning hours, the coup is an opportunity to "to purge the military." Erdogan also vowed to exact "the highest price" from the perpetrators. Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan's power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power."

Jul 16 08:30

THE PROBLEM WITH MIKE PENCE: HE’S A FREE TRADE GLOBALIST

Trump is either a phony or he just set himself up. Ala JFK AND LBJ!

And a war on terror neocon

Although unconfirmed by the Trump campaign, it is being reported that the candidate has chosen Indian Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
If true, this will be problematic for Donald Trump and his criticism of globalist trade and the neocon wars.

Jul 16 08:23

New York federal judge to DEA: If you want to use a stingray you’re going to need a warrant for that

Earlier this week, a New York federal judge became the nation’s first jurist to rule inadmissible evidence collected after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials used a stingray, or cell site simulator, to locate a drug suspect’s phone, and by extension the man himself, without a warrant. This ruling—along with a landmark Second Circuit Court of Appeals opinion handed down this week holding that US warrants do not extend overseas—is a bright spot in what’s otherwise been a bleak series of court decisions on privacy in the digital age.

Jul 16 08:22

TSA: Turning Romantic Moments into Dystopian Nightmares

By TJ Martinell

The federal government violates our rights on many levels. Some of those violations are relatively minor compared to more egregious infringements. Yet those smaller instances often vividly reveal of what has been lost on a greater level...

Jul 16 05:46

EU boss says Britain’s EU exit must be painful to serve as a warning to other nations

The president of the European Council said it would be "lethal" to let the UK walk away scot-free as he attempts to avoid a domino effect across the continent in the wake of Brexit.

Mr Tusk took the tough stance amid upcoming negotiations following Britain's sensational Leave vote.

Jul 16 05:44

Israel launches anti-Facebook bill

Israeli Justice Minister Eyelet Shaked and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan have gone public with details of a proposed bill which will force internet companies to remove content which the government deems to be promoting terror, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

The bill would empower courts to order social media providers like Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to remove content that is in itself criminal as well as constitutes a danger to personal, public or state security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, of course, exposing government lies is a HUGE threat to state security!

Jul 15 13:46

Turkey army says has taken power over country

The Turkish army says it has taken power over the country and that the rule of law must remain a priority.

"The power in the country has been seized in its entirety," said a military statement read on NTV television, without giving further details.

Stewart Brennan-3 minutes ago
Let's see who the Turkish Military supports if this coup is successful...the US or Russia...then we will know for sure if US / Saudi Money bought them off or nationalism and security with their neighbours decided this defining moment...

Jul 15 13:40

Turkish military seizes state power according to media reports; jets flyover Ankara, Istanbul’s bridges closed

The Turkish military has reportedly released a statement to Reuters confirming they are in control of the government.
Turkish military aircraft were also reported flying low over the capital of Ankara late on Friday evening (July 15), according to Agence France-Presse.

Jul 15 13:14

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claims part of the military is attempting to overtake the country.

Yildirim added that it would be wrong to refer to the attempt as a coup, but denounced the "illegal attempt" to seize power by "a group" in the military.

"This is a mutiny attempt. We will not let this attempt win. We will uphold democracy," he said on Turkish NTV.

Jul 15 13:05

Trump's VP Mike Pence: Certified Kosher, Signed Law Penalizing BDS

On March 23, 2016, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1378, which requires the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to divest from any business that engages in action to boycott, divest or sanction the state of Israel. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and goes into effect July 1, 2016. "I have long believed Israel is our most cherished ally and as such I am proud to sign House Enrolled Act 1378, which affirms Indiana's support for the state of Israel," said Governor Pence. "Israel's enemies are more emboldened than ever before and with the overwhelming bipartisan passage of this legislation, Indiana made clear that we will not do business with those who seek to inflict financial damage on the people of Israel. I thank Speaker Bosma for leading on this important issue and am proud to show Hoosiers are standing with Israel today."

Jul 15 11:23

NICE ATTACK 2016 - FALSE FLAG

If you keep falling for the false flags, they'll keep doing the false flags.

Jul 15 11:06

America and Rome - a Tale of Two Republics

The United States of 2016 has a staggering amount of similarities with the ancient Roman Republic

The United States of America is going through a tumultuous period in its modern history. I would argue it’s a transitional period, and that the history of the great American Republic is analogous to another historical Republic: Ancient Rome.

While scholars talk about an “American Empire” and its inevitable decline, it seems that this comparison is not entirely grounded (yet). The best way to look at America in 2016 (in historic context) is to look at the era of the late Roman Republic, and that its decline and fall led to the rise of something far more nefarious.

Jul 15 10:47

Seattle police set up massage parlor in sex-sting operation, arrest 204 men

All told, members of the Seattle Police Department’s Vice & High Risk Victims Unit arrested 204 men during the 10-day operation that began July 5, netting more than $22,000 in cash — money the men handed over expecting to be sexually serviced by a handful of undercover female officers, or UCs.

“We never anticipated this volume,” Sgt. Tom Umporowicz said of the brisk business at the police-operated Euro Spa, the first sting operation of its kind in the city. He estimated court fines from the operation — $2,733 for a first-time offender, with repeat offenders paying more — will total at least $550,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't these cops have better things to do...you know, like keeping an eye on BLM, or looking for crazies in trucks attacking citizens?

Oh, that's right. This is about grabbing a half million dollars!

Jul 15 09:48

The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of

Known as “Little America” in this mainly rural corner of Germany, the area now includes 57,000 US citizens clustered around Ramstein and a dozen smaller bases. The Defense Department calls it “the largest American community outside of the United States.” Ramstein serves as the biggest Air Force cargo port beyond US borders, providing “full spectrum airfield operations” along with “world-class airlift and expeditionary combat support.” The base also touts “superior” services and “exceptional quality of life.” To look at Ramstein and environs is to peer into a faraway mirror for the United States; what’s inside the frame is normality for endless war.

Jul 15 09:33

IN ATTEMPT TO DODGE SUIT, WHITE HOUSE ARGUES FUNDING WAR MAKES WAR LEGAL

A lawsuit filed earlier this year charging President Barack Obama with waging an illegal war against the Islamic State (or ISIS) was met on Tuesday with a motion from the Obama administration asking the court to dismiss it.

In its motion to dismiss (pdf), the administration argues that Congressional funding for the war amounts to Congressional approval for it.

The lawsuit (pdf) was filed in U.S. district court by Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, an intelligence official stationed in Kuwait, in May. Smith has been assigned to work for "Operation Inherent Resolve," the administration's name for the nebulous conflict against the terrorist group ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress, collectively, has behaved as though it is completely scrotumless on this issue of authorizing the use of force in this manner; and according to the Constitution, only Congress can declare war.

Funding for military activity is NOT, therefore, tantamount to Congressional approval, under the War Powers Resolution.

And let's be clear here; ISIS has been trained, funded, and allowed to fester, courtesy of US foreign policy, and is used terrify the American people of what will happen if the US government is not in control of the assets of foreign countries it wants to control, Like Iraq's oil, and Afghanistan's mineral resources, pipelines, and opium.

And if what you are seeing, in terms of US foreign policy, appears to be a foreign policy engineered to create perpetual war, you are absolutely correct.

Jul 15 09:10

Sorry, Flint, Congress Has Nothing For You

Congress is set to adjourn for the summer without approving any of the big aid initiatives that had been discussed for Flint, Michigan.

Flint’s water has been tainted with lead since the state of Michigan switched the city’s water source to the Flint River in 2014 without following proper treatment protocols. The new water corroded the city’s lead pipes, and last fall research showed lead levels spiking in Flint kids’ blood. Lead is a dangerous toxin that can cause all kinds of health problems, including miscarriages and irreversible brain damage in children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single leader, from Flint's Mayor and City Council, to Michigan's Congressional Representatives, should be sued out of their positions, for having recklessly endangering the people of Flint, and do hard jail time for what they have allowed to happen to this city, and particularly to their children.

What Flint needs to do is appeal to the UN for funds to fix the problem, and the assignment of a water engineering specialist to make sure that the problem gets fixed correctly; that should embarrass the hell out of the state, the city fathers, and DC, which, on this issue, they richly deserve.

Clean, uncontaminated water should be a basic human right in this country, period, end of discussion.

Jul 15 09:01

Here are the 811 people (and counting) who have lost their lives in jail in the year after Sandra Bland died.

The Huffington Post gathered names, causes of death, dates of arrest and death, and other data for more than 800 people who died in jails and police lockups in the year following Sandra Bland’s death on July 13, 2015.

Because it is so difficult to obtain details of fatalities that occur in jails, many of the deaths in this database have not previously been reported. A number of states collect some form of death data from all their jails. In others, the reporting process is far from comprehensive. Some, like Texas, collect information from counties but not from municipalities. Others, like Louisiana, only track deaths of inmates in state custody — a tiny fraction of the jail population. (Jails are short-term holding facilities in which many inmates have not been convicted; our study does not include deaths in prison.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely horrific; why, in the name of heaven, are we looking at the deaths of 811 in the last year (that we know about) in America's prison system?!?

This is a slamming indictment of everything that is wrong with the American penal system.

Even if you are not a Roger Moore fan, I urge you to see the documentary, "Who do we Invade Next?", because it has several examinations of European prison systems; how successful they are; and the conditions under which prisoners live.

In fact, in Sweden, they are closing many of their prisons, because, with the total focus being on rehabilitation, that approach leaves them with very little recidivism, unlike here in the US.

Jul 15 08:35

POLICE STEP UP ARRESTS FOR 'THREATENING' SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS IN THE WAKE OF THE DALLAS SHOOTING

In a move that's sure to only increase the nation's respect for law enforcement, police departments have been arresting people for "threatening" social media posts. This activity follows the tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed by a man armed with a rifle. Naomi LaChance of The Intercept has more details.

Four men in Detroit were arrested over the past week for posts on social media that the police chief called threatening. One tweet that led to an arrest said that Micah Johnson, the man who shot police officers in Dallas last week, was a hero. None of the men have been named, nor have they been charged.

Four more arrests have occurred elsewhere:

Last weekend in Connecticut, police arrested Kurt Vanzuuk after a tip for posts on Facebook that identified Johnson as a hero and called for police to be killed. He was charged with inciting injury to persons or property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that people with a modicum of horse-sense will not do this; Facebook is constantly being surveilled by the police in order to bring charges against people who threaten in this manner.

And the problem is, such threats will not change abusive behavior on the part of police departments.

That will take a lot of hard, peaceful work, community and police involvement, and involvement on the part of cities' faith communities, to restore trust in this institution.

There have been some very good outcomes to intelligently structured community-based policing programs; but there has to be a real will, on the part of police departments, and the communities they serve, to make that happen.

Jul 15 08:27

'France may witness public backlash as surveillance state fails against terrorism'

About time!

The patience of the French people may be wearing thin as individuals known to Western intelligence, and armed with simple weapons, slip through the security net and kill innocent people, political experts told RT.

Jul 15 08:22

CANADIAN TEACHER UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION FOR SAYING PALESTINIANS HAD RIGHT TO RESIST OCCUPATION

A Toronto-area school board and Toronto city police are investigating an elementary school teacher after pro-Israel lobby groups complained about comments she made during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians.

The teacher, Nadia Shoufani, addressed a downtown Toronto rally on 2 July, marking al-Quds Day, an annual event held around the world to support Palestinian rights and to protest Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

“Silence in situations of oppression and injustices is a crime against humanity,” Shoufani said in her speech at the rally, in which she condemned the Israeli occupation and Israel’s policies of home demolitions, land confiscation and arrests of Palestinians.

Shoufani also quoted Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, an important figure in the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was assassinated by Israeli Mossad agents in a car bombing in Beirut in 1972.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, when it comes to support of Palestinians, Canadians have absolutely lost any freedom of speech they ever had when it comes to criticising the Israeli occupation.

And was this teacher doing this during school-time?!? No, not at all; she was on her own time, at this rally.

So now in Canada, a teacher cannot support the Palestinian cause without potentially getting "investigated" (and most probably sacked, and shunned, never permitted to teach again) if they are pro-Palestinian.

I am quite sure that Michael Mostyn's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem" would be for every Palestinian to kill every one of their children, then kill themselves.

For people like Mostyn, the "problem" is that Palestinians, who keenly remember their history, and exist in the world, are still breathing.

I find this attitude painfully ironic, because it is eerily similar to the thoughts of a European leader during World War II regarding certain minorities in his country, and the world, he did not particularly like.

Jul 15 08:07

Federal Reserve: creating debt-free money out of nothing for Americans is ‘next step.’ Data show $1,000,000 per US household benefits in ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ obviousness if Americans simply look

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Prison Planet, Zero Hedge

Last month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen acknowledged Fed power to create debt-free money for direct payment of public goods and services. This would create money as a “positive number” rather than current practice of only and always creating what is used for money as debt, a negative number, with obvious implications of increasing aggregate debt that will never be repaid and will only increase as negative numbers pile on forever.

This week, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirmed this power to create debt-free money at a University of Sydney conference, going so far as to consider it a "next step."

In a world history of empire, the Emperor’s New Clothes facts for anyone who cares to raise their head and look is that this game-changing power transforms economics almost instantly, and with easily documented benefits of literally a million dollars per US household.

Jul 15 08:03

Germany proposes EU defence union after Brexit

With Britain out of the picture, Germany and France will forge deeper defence cooperation in the European Union. As reported by the Reuters news agency, Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on July 13 that Britain had “paralysed” such initiatives in the past.

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