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Dec 21 10:39

Holocaust Revisionist Ernst Zundel Was Actually Charged & Imprisoned For Disseminating "False News" In Canada

I recently re-listened to this outstanding interview of holocaust researcher Ernst Zundel by Dr. Jim Fetzer. This astounding 2012 interview is an absolute must-hear. It's particularly relevant now because as Mr. Zundel reveals in the two-hour interview, he was actually charged and imprisoned for over a year in Canada for disseminating "false news". This was under an 800-year-old law (yes, you read that right) that had never been prosecuted in Canada before.

Dec 21 10:06

JUNK FOOD ADS TARGET BLACK KIDS 50 PERCENT MORE THAN WHITES – STUDY

African-American and Latino children are more likely to be exposed to junk food ads than their white counterparts, a new study finds. New calls are being made for advertisers and networks to “do more” to prevent bad dining choices.
In the US alone, companies spend around $1.8 billion marketing junk food directly to kids and roughly nine out of every 10 youth-targeted food ads are for sugary drinks, cereals, sweets, snacks and fast food, according to the Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted a study that found African-Americans are subjected to 50 percent more of these junk food related ads and are more than twice as likely to see an ad for junk food than their white peers.

The study analyzed Nielsen data from 2008 to 2012, comparing the rate at which junk food and fast food ads were being viewed by children in different racial categories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations have no moral compass whatsoever; their goal is to produce profits, and by any means necessary; so this study is absolutely no surprise to me.

Junk food is value-engineered to be able to be created as cheaply as possible, and with as little real dietary value as possible, so it is no wonder that the study concluded that our African-American and Latino kids are suffering from diet-related diseases.

And here is where moms in all of our communities have to get pro-active right now, and educate themselves, and their kids, on what foods are really safe and wholesome to eat; and between GMO products in our foods, and value engineering, many of them are really not, but are sold to the American public just to turn a profit. For example, as reported at http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/:

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

the article states: "The recent French study that linked Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer, liver damage, organ failure, kidney damage and premature death - is now being taken very seriously by health organizations and even governments all over the world and they are now warning their people and farmers to make healthier and better food choices.

These products include: Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Peanut Butter
General Mills Cocoa Puffs
Kellogg’s Corn Pops
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Kashi Heart to Heart
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
General Mills Kix
General Mills Corn Chex
Quaker Honey Graham Oh’s
General Mills Honey Nut Chex

How many of these are in your kitchen cabinet right now?!?

Consumers have to, collectively, draw a line in the sand to those GMO corporations, and the corporations which use their products, and the junk food manufacturers and say, NO! You are not poisoning my kids with this stuff.

Then there has to be a very public boycott of these products, where the science is cited consistently; corporations need to be put on notice that if they are pushing junk food, or food with GMO products, that they will not be consumed, because we, the consumers, understand that both are hazardous to the health of our children.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 21 09:53

Doesn't The FBI Have Anything Better To Do Than To Read WhatReallyHappened.com Every Day?

I mean, I know it's a great site and everything, and I read it too, but not while I'm working! Is this what our tax dollars pay for? Where can I apply to be a WRH spy? Here are the latest ISP log screen shots. Maybe they have an FBI WRH Division? Let's not forget- the FBI, this is the agency that literally writes 'love letters' to the ADL . Most recently they supplied the dummy-bomb and goaded an alleged white 'domestic terrorist' pasty who was angry at the Bureau of Land Management. The FBI, when they're not reading WRH, also arrested 74-year-old Cliven Bundy, trained the cop who murdered concealed-carry holder Philando Castile, and trained the maniac thug who killed 62-year-old Idaho rancher Jack Yantis. This is a good time to remind everyone, donate to WRH today!

Dec 21 09:20

KREMLIN WARNS OF RESPONSE TO LATEST US SANCTIONS, SAYS "ALMOST ALL COMMUNICATION WITH US IS FROZEN"

In response to the latest imposition of US sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday that the new sanctions would further damage relations between the two countries and that Moscow would respond with its own measures. "We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

As a reminder, on Tuesday the United States widened sanctions against Russian businessmen and companies adopted after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the conflict in Ukraine.

"We believe this damages bilateral relations ... Russia will take commensurate measures."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This lack of communication between Russia and the United States government could, potentially, lead potentially lead to war; perhaps, that is by design, courtesy of the outgoing Administration.

Dec 21 09:09

CIA HAWK CALLED FOR THE US TO DELIVER A “PAINFUL” BLOW TO PUTIN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO AMBASSADOR BEING ASSASSINATED

Six days prior to the assassination, the hawkish former Deputy Director of the CIA (who also served as the Acting Director twice), Michael Morell, called for the US to respond to alleged Russian meddling in the US election by retaliating in a way that was both “overt” and “painful to Putin.” It should be noted that the whole narrative of Russia meddling or hacking is a faux one, as no proof has been presented to the public thus far, and is merely the latest effort to demonize Moscow due to the fact that Russia prevented the West and their allies forcing regime change in Damascus. In reality, Morell was advocating retaliation against Russia because Moscow had the audacity to stand up to the US in the Middle East, not because Russia meddled in the US election. Speaking to the Atlantic Council – a Washington-based think tank – on the 13thof December, Morell said:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such statements are hardly unusual for Morell, an uber-warmonger, who must, right now, be nursing his wounds over Clinton's catastrophic loss of the election, as he fervently believed that he would be in line for a cabinet post, should she get elected.

He was one of her "advisors" on Foreign policy.

As a hard-core Clintonista, he supported her candidacy very publicly:

I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton.

But he had some interesting things to say about his approach to foreign policy, which gives us a window on what Clinton's foreign policy might well have been like, should she have won/stolen the White House:

EX-CIA DIRECTOR WHO ENDORSED CLINTON CALLS FOR KILLING IRANIANS AND RUSSIANS IN SYRIA

And yes, the above absolutely confirms that the man had a diplomatic approach to the US's geopolitical problems which was just to the right of that of Attila the Hun!!

And there is a very dark issue clouding his tenure at the CIA: why, precisely did he resign from the CIA in 2013?!?

As reported at wnd.com in June of 2013:

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who announced his resignation today, may have misled lawmakers when he told senators in a briefing that references to terrorism and al-Qaida were removed from the White House’s Benghazi talking points to “prevent compromising an ongoing criminal investigation.” Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/is-this-why-cia-deputy-director-resigned/#bomfetOwmjHbP85V.99

The thought of having this guy back in power, heading any government spook agency, just scares the stuffing out of me.

Dec 21 08:33

Turkish government orders media BLACKOUT on Russian ambassador assassination as it attempts to link shooting to the same movement it blamed for a failed coup in July 

Turkey's authoritarian government today imposed a temporary blackout on media coverage of the Russian ambassador's shooting.

The order temporarily bans news reports, images and commentary other than those made by the official authorities. This affects all coverage distributed inside Turkey.

However, government backed outlets still appear to be publishing versions of the assassination of Andrei Karlov, 62, that unfolded in Ankara on Monday night.

The pro-government daily newspaper Daily Sabah, often labelled as a mouthpiece for Turkish President Erdogan, claims the 22-year-old riot police officer who shot ambassador Andrei Karlov had links to the Gülen movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so the people of Turkey do not hear that Al Nusra is claiming responsibility for the assassination.

Dec 21 07:34

California Gun Sales Surge Ahead Of ‘Bullet Button’ Ban

Gun shops across California have seen a surge in sales ahead of a series of gun control measures that take effect Jan. 1, including one that will ban the sale of firearms with so-called “bullet buttons.”

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bills into law July 1. The six measures include a requirement that people turn in high-capacity magazines, along with regulations requiring background checks for ammunition sales.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No way would I ever move back to California. Those people have gone crazy. And for the people actually IN California, De ninguna manera volvería a California. Esa gente se ha vuelto loca.

Dec 21 05:55

Berlin Christmas markets shut, others tighten security

By Caroline Copley | BERLIN

Christmas markets in Berlin stayed shut on Tuesday as the city mourned the victims of the previous evening's truck rampage, while security measures were stepped up at similar events elsewhere in Germany and abroad.

Germany’s interior ministry said other Christmas markets and large gatherings would not be called off, and appropriate steps to increase security should be decided at each location.

Dec 21 05:47

POLICE ADMIT PLANTING GUNS AND DRUGS IN CARS, LAUGH ABOUT IT

This is a series of older but noteworthy stories from Huntington Beach, CA. After story originally broke it resulted in direct admissions by police. This is why you should never, ever, consent to a warrantless search of yourself or your vehicle. Also, record all interactions with police if possible.

Dec 20 18:46

FBI Warrant For Hillary Clinton Laptop Emails Released

A Judge has released the search warrant the FBI used to look for classified Hillary Clinton emails on the Huma Abedin – Anthony Weiner laptop.

Dec 20 13:47

NDAA 2016: "Fake News" Sites Are Subject to Treason Investigations

The 2016 NDAA now lists alternative news sites as fake news and targets of espionage investigations originally intended for Al Qaeda linked enemy combatants

Dec 20 11:18

#InIsrael ~~ DON’T YOU DARE QUESTION APARTHEID

Israel jails Palestinian journalists and threatens to revoke permits of international journalists, including Australia’s Antony Loewenstein, pictured in 2014, over unfavorable coverage.

Dec 20 08:31

6 YEARS AGO TODAY Cops Admitted Wrongdoing To Me In Writing: Both TX Troopers Were Punished & Retrained On 4th Amendment

Six years ago, two Texas Troopers threatened to arrest me and impound my vehicle if I did not show them my ID, even though they had no legal basis to ask for it. When I asked him why, he replied "I have the badge and the gun." That same week, I flied state and federal civil rights complaints, and to my shock, the cop's employer actually admitted wrongdoing, in writing no less! The admission letter, dated December 20, 2010, stated that "corrective action was needed" against both officers and that "additional training has been taken." Even better, the agency was then forced to admit in federal court that "The passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID. I actually recorded both these idiots with my cellphone at the very moment they illegally demanded my ID. They were very dumb. :-)

Dec 20 08:20

NYPD Updates Number Of Dead From 9/11 Enviro Toxins- DOUBLED In The Past Two Years, To 99 And Counting

The number of NYPD officers who died as a result of 9/11 toxins increased by only 5 from 2013 to 2014, but the number of dead has now doubled, from 50 in 2014 to 99 listed today. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government falsely assured police and rescue workers that the environment was completely safe.

Dec 20 08:11

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into NOT ending poverty for less than 1% of ‘developed’ nations’ income, poverty-murdering ~1 million children every month, since 1997 killing more human beings than all wars & violence in all human hi

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor.

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Dec 19 11:21

Video Showing The Moment The Russian Ambassador was Shot

(*They sure gave this guy enough camera time to state his case , before security got out of the break room , to do their job .)

Dec 19 11:19

Echoes of Russia: Obama Calls for Silencing “Domestic Propagandists” And Alternative Media

The war on alternative media intensified today when Obama blamed talk radio and other “domestic propagandists” for the rise of “fake news.”

“If fake news that’s being released by some foreign government is almost identical to reports that are being issued through partisan news venues, then it’s not surprising that that foreign propaganda will have a greater effect,” Obama said. “It doesn’t seem that farfetched compared to some of the other stuff folks are hearing from domestic propagandists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Domestic propagandists"?!?

Mr. President, I think you have, truly, lost your reality license with that one.

Please make sure that the architects and engineers designing your new home make all the surfaces very soft, so that you do not lash out physically against something which doesn't really exist, injuring yourself in the process.

And I would like to politely point out to you that the most dangerous purveyors of "false news" have been the corporate media, when the presstitutes and whorespondents have, in blissful, and un-fact-checked ignorance, simply regurgitated the Government's agenda in lies like "Saddam Hussein had weapons of Mass destruction", or "Afghanistan must be attacked for 9/11 because they will not turn over Ben Laden."

Many American people died because of those lies, Mr. President.

The independent media does not, in general, post "fake news", because they want to get their facts correct, and not doing so will cost them both readership, and ad revenue. So they have a tremendous stake in getting their facts straight.

And those facts have, many times, been squarely at odds with your - and your administrations'-agendas.

Ironic, isn't it, for the guy who declared that he was going to have "the most transparent administration in history"?!?

So let me see, now: where, oh where, to begin with the lies of the Obama years?!?

Claim:"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." (obama's assurance to the American people about how well Obamacare will work for them)
Reality:Obamacare Insurance Markets on Verge of Collapse

Claim:Obama promised no troops on the ground in Syria
Watch 10 times Obama promised no ground troops in Syria
Reality:As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”

Claim:Red Line Crossed? White House Claims Chemical Weapons Used in Syria, Puts Death Toll at 150
Reality: Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

Claim: Obama Says Strategy to Fight ISIS Will Succeed
Reality: The ISIS Islamic Terrorists are Supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia

I could go on for hours with this, but I think the point has been made; the massive, cavernous gap between what you have told the American people over the years, and what you have actually done, is so massive, that one could, metaphorically, drive a truck through it.

I am no "domestic propagandist", Mr. President: I am a Christian pacifist activist, constantly entreating her government to resolve its geopolitical differences with ways which do not involve the waging of wars.

I care about this country and its future.

an entrepreneur, I have a very good grasp of what 1 14 hour day feels like.

I bear witness, in this blog, to what I see as an out-of-control Federal government, waging wars of conquest around the globe, and I have to think to myself; this President has to be smarter than to do this.

And yet, sir, on this issue, you have disappointed me profoundly.

In light of the reality that the US military is in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger, it is nothing short of a miracle for your "legacy" that the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee hasn't asked for your peace prize back yet.

I, and many others like me, Mr. President, simply don't like being lied to; it us just that simple.

We are seeing, in today's news, that the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was just assassinated in Ankara.

It has all the earmarks of a false-flag operation; and I have to wonder just how you and your Administration are going to spin it, and what the agenda will be here.

And if you think me, and my brother and sister Americans, are cynical to even think this way, you, sir, have earned that cynicism.

Dec 19 11:13

Michael Moore Begs Electoral College to Dump Trump

Michael Moore Begs Electoral College to Dump Trump: ‘Do Not Put Our Nation in Danger’

Michael Moore took to Twitter>>>
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One last shot: Let's all send a note to the electors in each of our states before they go 2 bed tonight. Here's how: https://t.co/Hk6l20divv

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 19, 2016

(*Nothing worse than a Punk Ass-Fat Cat playing like some sort of dissident revolutionist )

Dec 19 10:05

Obama Warns Trump Against Using Too Many Executive Orders

President Obama warned his successor, Donald Trump, to not overuse executive orders when he enters the White House in an interview aired Monday.

Obama spoke with NPR and warned President-elect Trump against exercising his authority to issue executive orders because they can be undone by the next president as easily as he signs them, United Press International reported.

After stressing that he always preferred to pass legislation through Congress rather than use executive orders, Obama gave his explanation as advice to Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is rich, coming from a president who has, to date, signed 261 Executive Orders in his two terms.

You just have to love the irony and hypocrisy here!

Dec 19 10:01

Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land

Like many Palestinian villages, ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem developed in keeping with the geographical features of the area. Farmland, pasture and natural water sources serves as the mainstays of the local economy and as the basis for the formation of an entire culture that ties the residents deeply to their surroundings. The villagers employed mostly traditional dryland farming, cultivating olives and fruit trees, legumes and grains. They also raised livestock, relying on natural pasture stretching across the hilly expanses of al-Jabal al-Kbir (literally: The Big Mountain) and the surrounding valleys. For hundreds of years, the villagers largely subsisted off farming and shepherding.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This story gets played out, over and over again; ultimately, this annexation will remove all Palestinian areas of farming, and force the rightful, Palestinian land owners into that open-air prison which is Gaza.

Dec 19 09:50

Brazilian President Temer Signs Constitutional Amendment Imposing 20 Years of Austerity

Rousseff was ousted to shift economic policy towards neoliberalism, and now Temer is rewarding the banks and financial investors for backing the legislative coup, says SOAS Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho

Dec 19 09:47

CBS News Caught Lying And Slandering WeAreChange and Free Speech

Corporate media lies and slanders WeAreChange in latest anti-competitive practices to put alternative media out of business to maintain their monopoly.

Dec 19 09:37

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll

Yemen edging nearer famine as war takes toll
More than half of the population are now food insecure with 7 million enduring hunger
Image Credit: Reuters
A woman puts her malnourished son on a scale at a malnutrition intensive care unit in the RedSea port city of Houdeidah yesterday.
Published: 17:05 December 16, 2016 Gulf News
Reuters

Geneva: Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top UN aid official in the country told Reuters.
“Throughout the whole of this country kids are dying,” said Jamie McGoldrick. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen.
Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-backed Al Houthi movement has left more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people “food insecure”, with 7 million of them enduring hunger, according to the United Nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congratulations, Prime Ministers Cameron, and May, and President Obama, on having made the US and UK complicit in genocide against the Yemeni people and their children, by aiding and abetting the Saudi war against it; looking at images like those below must make you all feel very happy at this "accomplishment".

But then again, it is understood that when a politician comes to power in a country, before that happens, they have their conscience surgically removed, as I am certain you have done:

images starving yemeni children, 2016

And if you don't like me posting these images, to witness to the world the magnitude of humanitarian catastrophe you are creating in Yemen, then stop the bloody enabling of the Saudi military!!

Dec 19 09:32

OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

Let's start with some basic concepts. You live in an age of lies. Every day of your life you are literally being drowned in lies. Lies by government. Lies by advertisers. Lies by the corporate media.

Truth has become such a valuable commodity that the government is economizing it!

Liars, meaning good convincing liars (i.e. sociopaths, who evince no guilt when they lie) , lie because they are able to get what they want from people, especially if those people are conditioned from childhood to tell and to believe that others will tell the truth.

It may seem that I am stating the obvious, but the point I want to make is that all ruling power is, is the willingness and ability to do things the ruled may not, or have been conditioned to believe they cannot do.

You are taught not to steal, yet government reserves to itself the right to steal, obfuscating the theft with words like excise, confiscation, pillage, taxation, and in the extreme, conquest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ordinary Americans are shocked by the revelation of the scale of lying by the government and the corporate media. The truth is, it's been going on a long time, and is "business as usual."

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Dec 19 09:28

HILLARY THE SPY?

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for re-election, he authorized the transfer of highly sensitive technology to China. This technology had military applications and allowed China to close the gap in missile performance with the United States. The transfers were opposed and severely criticized by the Defense Department.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why Hillary lost the election. Not Russian hacking, not "unfair" treatment by the corporate media, not Huma Abedin, and not James Comey.

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Dec 19 09:28

America’s Elite Troops Partner With African Forces But Pursue US Aims By Nick Turse

Publicly, the command claims that it conducts its operations to "promote regional stability and prosperity," while Bolduc emphasizes that its missions are geared toward serving the needs of African allies. The FOIA files make clear, however, that U.S. interests are the command’s principal and primary concern – a policy in keeping with the America First mindset and mandate of incoming commander-in-chief Donald J. Trump – and that support to "partner nations" is prioritized to suit American, not African, needs and policy goals.

Shades of Gray

Bolduc is fond of saying that his troops – Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, among others – operate in the "gray zone," or what he calls "the spectrum of conflict between war and peace." Another of his favored stock phrases is: "In Africa, we are not the kinetic solution" – that is, not pulling triggers and dropping bombs. He also regularly takes pains to say that "we are not at war in Africa – but our African partners certainly are."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, US government troops are in combat in Yemen; Iraq; Syria; Afghanistan; Libya; Somalia; Cameroon, Djibouti; South Sudan; and Niger?!?

Forgive me, but am I having a "senior moment", in recollecting, Constitutionally, that only the US Congress has the power to declare war?!? Well, checking my facts, I found this at Wikipedia:

War Powers Clause

But under the Bushbama Presidencies, and particularly after 9/11, all of a sudden, you have Congress abandoning this responsibility entirely, and from the moment of the passage of the "Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq" in 2002, you have seen the ability to start, or enhance wars, swiftly move from the Legislative branch of the American government to the Executive branch.

Africa has an abundance of riches, in terms of its natural resources; and ultimately, all wars are economic.

These military actions in Africa, by the US military, are certainly not about African nations being able to fulfill their own destinies, and develop their economies to take care of their citizens.

They are created to expropriate the continent's resources, to which the US government has absolutely no moral right; make insure that they are controlled by US/Western-centric leaders and corporations; and only sold in US dollars.

Dec 19 09:00

When the ‘fake news’ is the real news

The mainstream’s “news” was supposed to help Hillary Clinton ride Barack Obama’s coattails into the presidency. The supposedly “fake news” of skepticism about an economic recovery is what killed her bid instead. -- But that news is real. It wasn’t the “Russians.” Hillary simply couldn’t sell the message of recovery because no one outside the major cities felt anything close to a recovery.

Dec 19 08:58

Clinton’s Defeat and the ‘Fake News’ Conspiracy

The media have suddenly woken up to the supposed threat to western democracies posed by "fake news". The implication is that it was "fake news" that swept Trump to power. A properly informed electorate, on this view, would never have made such a patently ridiculous choice as Trump. Instead, Clinton would have been rightfully crowned president.

"Fake news", of course, does not concern the systematic deceptions promoted by the corporate media. It does not include the demonstrable lies – like those Iraqi WMDs – spread by western governments and intelligence agencies through the corporate media. It does not even refer to the press corps’ habitual reports – demonstrating a seemingly gargantuan gullibility – that take at face value the endless state propaganda against Official Enemies, whether Cuba, Venezuela, Libya or Syria. Or Russia and now Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, this is precisely what opponents of WRH have been attempting to do with their hacking attacks, which, although intense, never has the site down for very long:-)

In the end, the Clinton "Tantrumites" will not prevail, and that drip, drip, drip of lawsuits against Hillary will ultimately converge into a mightily storming river, possibly resulting in jail time.

And should that happen, I will have utterly no sympathy for the woman; she has brought her troubles upon herself.

We all define ourselves through the choices we make; Hillary Rodham Clinton is no different on that issue.

Dec 19 08:49

How we become slaves of ‘The System’

Almost everything you think and do is against your best interest and you don’t even realize it. It’s planned that way.

Dec 19 08:44

HOSPITALS IN ITALY ORDERED TO KICK OUT PATIENTS TO MAKE WAY FOR MIGRANTS

Hospitals on the Italian island of Sardinia are being ordered to kick out local patients in order to make way for migrants.

Il Giornale reports that a scandal is brewing after government officials told hospitals to discharge their existing patients so that hundreds of “refugees” arriving in Porto Torres could be sent for health check ups.
The advisory tells staff that they need to send patients home in the morning if possible and in the afternoon by the latest, and that doctors and nurses should prepare themselves for “a load of very heavy work”.

According to the report, “approximately 198 men, 126 women and 68 children” arrived at Porto Torres in one night alone.

Another report described the order as “a communication between madness and total ruthlessness”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Italian voters are sure to remember this, come the next general election.

And what about those patients who were, medically, completely unready to leave?!? Did they just get thrown out of their beds?!?

Dec 19 08:40

Chinese Interbank Lending Freezes, Forcing Massive Intervention By China's Central Bank

China is finding itself in an increasingly more untenable situation, trapped on one hand by its sliding currency (and declining reserves), which as noted earlier it has manipulated higher by forcing overnight unsecured rates to spike, in the process punishing "speculators" and other shorts...

... and on the other, by a banking sector that finds itself desperately in need of liquidity, unable to endure the PBOC's monetary interventions, and on the verge of a liquidity crisis comparable to what Chinese banks suffered in the summer of 2013 when overnight rates briefly shot up above 20% as China pushed aggressively with a failed deleveraging campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks to be a major hiccup for the Chinese economy.

Dec 19 08:36

AG Lynch Admits She "Regrets" Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

As yet another member of President Obama's administration desperately attempts to define their own legacy (with words other than "failed", "rigged", or "favoritism"), Attorney General Loretta Lynch put on her gentlest, quietest voice for an 'exit' interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, admitting she "regretted sitting down" with Bill Clinton because "it gave people concern" and wants to be remembered for ensuring justice to "all Americans."

So to be clear, Lynch regrets the meeting only because she was caught and it caused controversy... not because it was clearly a bad judgment call!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The optics on this just screamed "Coverup/Threat/Don't Charge Hillary!!"

But then again, what should we expect from Attorney General Lynch, when, as Deputy District Attorney for the City of New York, she did not bring any criminal charges against the executives of HBSC for money laundering charges?

Loretta Lynch fumbled on HSBC years ago. Now she can prove no bank is too big to jail

And her predecessor, Eric Holder, did her one better: Report: Holder Blocked HSBC Trial On Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scandal

Unfortunately, under Obama's watch, the US's alleged "Justice Department has been transmogrified into a "Just Us" (as in, the corporate elite never get charged) Department.

Dec 19 08:22

IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

French judges on Monday found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro ($417 million) state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister.

The ruling risks triggering a new leadership crisis at the International Monetary Fund after Lagarde’s predecessor Dominique Strauss Khan resigned in 2011 over a sex assault scandal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Demonstrating, yet again, that the folks at the top of the economic food chain are generally more crooked than a dog's hind leg!

Dec 19 08:16

“REGIME CHANGE” in US: A CIA-led COUP Against Trump Unfolding Before The World

The article is a documented and accurate description of a coup that is underway. The extraordinary lies that are being perpetrated by the media and by members of the US government have as their obvious purpose the prevention of a Donald Trump presidency.

There is no other reason for the extraordinary blatant lies for which there is not a shred of evidence. Indeed, there is massive real evidence to the contrary. Yet the coup proceeds and gathers steam.

President Eisenhower warned us more than a half century ago of the danger that the military/security complex presents to US democracy. In the decades since Eisenhower’s warning, the military/security complex has become more powerful than the American people and is demonstrating its power by overturning a presidential election.

Will the coup succeed?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it does, it will likely trigger a civil war.

Dec 19 08:10

TO BUST PEOPLE FOR BUYING CRACK, COPS ARE NOW MANUFACTURING AND SELLING PEOPLE CRACK

A reverse buy bust appears to be in the works for the Albuquerque Police Department, but the details of how they plan to go about catching low-level drug users — by becoming crack cocaine manufacturers — signifies everything inherently corrupt about the U.S.’ war on drugs.

Burque Media exclusively revealed APD’s intentions to become temporary crack manufacturers, after a confidential source shared the affidavit about the impending bust.

“Powdered cocaine may be taken into APD’s Criminalistics Unit to be made into crack cocaine,” reads the Affidavit and Motion to Release Evidence, dated February 25, 2016, and signed by a District Court Judge. In addition to the police-manufactured crack, APD is also permitted to use methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin from its cataloged evidence stores to become drug dealers in order to catch individuals who use those illegal substances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of entrapment, and is a stupid, and sick, way to increase drug busts, without ever really addressing the problem.

And of course, the high level drug cartel lords are never prosecuted; they have their drug money laundered by such prestigious institutions as HSBC HSBC, Too Big to Jail... Charged for Laundering Drug Money, and their executives never get charged for doing so.

Additionally, drug lords function at the highest political level in American society. Convicted Drug Felon proudly stands beside his friend, Hillary Clinton, beside the Whitehouse Christmas Tree

Dec 19 08:05

Feel good video: MSM reporter called out for bias short circuits

It’s also worth noting that both of Eichenwald’s employers came under fire during the election season for a bias toward Clinton in coverage. -- This is what’s wrong with the nation’s media establishment.

Dec 19 08:01

UKRAINE NATIONALIZES ITS LARGEST BANK, WHICH HOLDS 36% OF ALL DOMESTIC DEPOSITS

It was just a few short days ago, on Wednesday of last week, that Ukraine's largest lender, PrivatBank, said that reports it will be nationalized were attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation in the country.

Fast forward four days, when late on Sunday night, the "attempts to create panic and destabilize the political situation" in Ukraine turned out to be true after all, and whether politically motivated or otherwise, the Ukrainian government announced hours ago that it would nationalize the suddenly very ironically named PrivatBank, unleashing one of the biggest shake-ups of the banking system since the country plunged into political and economic turmoil two years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ukrainian citizens are going to be furious, for having the burden of bailing out a failed financial institution added to the financial stresses they are already dealing with, considering the plummeting rate of their currency against currencies around the world.

Dec 19 08:00

‘Fake News’ Psyop Exposed! Mainstream Media Caught Red-handed! Guilty of Massive Cover-ups!

Volumes of Fake News Manufactured by the MSM to Support USA Warmongering for More Than a Century
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Major Networks and Newspapers of Record have conspired to
cover up numerous acts of high treason, war crimes, genocide,
and crimes against humanity

Dec 19 07:51

BRITISH CLUSTER BOMBS USED IN SAUDI ARABIA’S YEMEN CAMPAIGN, RESEARCH FINDS

Despite strenuous denials, UK-made cluster bombs are indeed being used by Britain’s theocratic ally Saudi Arabia in its war on impoverished Yemen, according to the government’s own inquiries.

The new details have emerged through a leak to the Guardian from sources which claim that internal investigations support claims in the media that the outlawed munitions are in use.

The source said that the findings had been known by the government for up to a month.

However, the paper has also been told that Saudi Arabia – a major UK ally and one of its top arms customers – has not confirmed itself that the banned munitions are being used.

The revelations seem set to pile even more pressure on the UK to stop selling arms to the authoritarian regime.

The UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty banning cluster munitions, which drop many tiny bomblets from the main device and can create what is in effect a minefield.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah yes, cluster bombs: to little children, they look almost the same, and the coloration on them is identical, to that of humanitarian food packages. And when there is no adult around to tell them not to touch the bombs, they can shred curious children who touch them into almost non-recoverable bits.

images: cluster bombs and food aid packages

This is what cluster bombs have done to children in Yemen: (warning: this image is very graphic and disturbing, but needs to be shared)

Results of Saudi use of cluster bombs in Yemen

And a small memo to the UK's Prime Minister May; congratulations; the UK is now complicit in war crimes, just as are your American cousins in the US government!

I am certain you are quite proud of your arms industry, Prime Minister, and it is obvious that this illegal sale of cluster munitions made someone in the UK a killing; literally.

But hey, profits uber alles, right?!? No matter how many innocent children and non-combatants these weapons kill, that's the only thing which matters.

You and your predecessor, David Cameron, should be standing in the docks in Old Bailey for crimes against humanity here, in aiding and abetting the Saudi Government by having supplied them with these weapons; all the more so, because the UK is a signatory to the 2010 treaty, banning cluster munitions.

Unfortunately, this will only happen when pigs fly, because politically, power protects the criminals who have used it for ill purposes.

You might want to ask Bill Clinton about that, particularly with his little "runway encounter" with Loretta Lynch, to "persuade" her to not charge Hillary Clinton for having mishandled classified documents with her personal email server.

Dec 19 07:33

CBS News Caught Lying And Slandering WeAreChange And Free Speech

The main stream media has yet again been caught doing lazy journalism with their recent attack on alternative media and free speech with another hit piece this morning. This is not the only problem this independent news organization faces as WeAreChange was just issued a legal notice from our ad company about being labeled fake news with a verified sourced documented article.

Dec 19 07:32

Donald Trump Will Ruthlessly Decimate the CIA for Turning on Him

NBC and CIA have exceeded all bounds in their attacks on Donald Trump and the Americans who freely elected him their president. They clearly have no idea who they are dealing with

Dec 19 07:23

"THIS IS STUPID" - PENNSYLVANIA ELECTORS TO GET POLICE PROTECTION

While today's Electoral College vote is not expected, by most, to lead to any surprises, and Donald Trump will almost certainly be selected as the next president in a vote that is usually routine but takes place this year amid allegations of Russian hacking to try to influence the election, some states are not taking any chances and following last week's report that Trump electors have seen a flurry of death threats, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that electors in Pennsylvania will have police protection as they cast their ballots on Monday.

One Pennsylvania elector, Ash Khare, told the Gazette that he receives thousands of emails a day trying to sway his vote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is completely typical of the way in which the Clinton Cartel works; if they do not get the outcome they want, even though they have promised that they will abide by the rules, they threaten, and sometimes carry through on those threats.

That the Clintonistas are still in such deep denial about the reality that, because the popular election does not win an election in this country, but the electoral college vote does, is a very scary window into their mindset.

If they did not like the rules of the game, they should have seen to it that the rules of the game were changed before the election, rather than retroactively, because the results did not favor their candidate.

And the most delicious irony here, if you remember the debates, was asking Trump if he would abide by the election results; well, it now appears that it is the Clinton supporters who are pathologically incapable of abiding by the results, when their candidate lost.

Dec 18 17:17

DHS Election Hacking Scandal Spreads to More States

In response to an inquiry from Georgia 4 more states confirm traffic from the DHS network that hacked Georgia’s election system.

Dec 18 13:03

Corporate Media’s “Fake News” War Is Backfiring By Showing The World The Power Of Alt Media

As you’ve likely heard by now, Facebook has taken its war against ‘fake news’ to a whole other level — employing third-party media and fact-checking organizations to judge whether news items are legitimate — to the consternation of countless users who see the platform overstepping red lines.

Servile corporate media immediately parroted the wealth of benefits that Facebook’s plan will ostensibly provide, from an alert and gateway system forced onto articles deemed “disputed,” to the organizations making the ‘kiss of death’ judgment call: Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News.

Anyone with passing knowledge of bias in media is probably spitting out their coffee — all four organizations are notoriously left-leaning and liberal, and the list includes no outlets with any other of myriad ideological tilts.

Dec 18 11:42

Who Decides What Is Fake News?

Dec 18 10:43

DNC Chair Says Russian Hackers Attacked The Committee Through Election Day

The chair of the Democratic National Committee said Sunday that the DNC was under constant cyber attack by Russian hackers right through the election in November. Her claim contradicts President Barack Obama’s statement Friday that the attacks ended in September after he issued a personal warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“No, they did not stop,” Donna Brazile told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “They came after us absolutely every day until the end of the election. They tried to hack into our system repeatedly. We put up the very best cyber security … but they constantly [attacked].”

Brazile said the DNC was outgunned in its efforts to fend off the hacks, and suggested the committee received insufficient protection from U.S. intelligence agencies. The CIA and FBI have reportedly concluded that Russians carried out the attacks in an effort to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the now thoroughly-disgraced and CNN-fired (for feeding Clinton debate questions before the debate) Chair of the DNC, Donna Brazile: this utterly lame excuse (for which, apparently, you can not provide any tangible proof) for your candidate's election loss, will not change tomorrow's outcome at the electoral college; most likely, Trump will be confirmed as the 45th president of the United States.

But it is time for the Democratic party to come to terms with why their candidate lost, and do the post-mortem on the campaign your large donors are demanding.

First, the DNC did everything in its power (including primary election fraud, as will be evidenced in upcoming lawsuits) to prevent Bernie Sanders from receiving the nomination.

So having been robbed of the Democratic candidate voters felt they could get really behind, many "defected" to a Trump candidacy because they could not, in good conscience, vote for the candidate the DNC attempted to shove down the collective throats of American voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Voters knew of her questionable business activities in the past; of her attempt at "peddling influence" through the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of money from such "human rights "stars" as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Sultinate of Brunei. (All which chemically castrate, jail, and execute their LGBTQ citizens, and still permit female genital mutilation, BTW).

As Secretary of State, she improperly handled classified information on her personal computer, but the FBI and Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute, due to political pressures (bribes or death threats, perhaps?!?)

Voters understood that she did not have either the character or temperament to be President; they understood that she was a warmonger extraordinaire; she was the champion for US intervention in Libya, and had surrounded herself with advisors who never saw a potential US military misadventure they didn't love, including potentially invading Iran to please Tel Aviv, and most likely put us on a military collision course with Russia. Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate The

She and her husband are the only Washington "power couple" I know with a dead bodies list trailing them, like a reeking albatross. Clintoln Body Count

Simply put, in searching their conscience, voters simply could not bring themselves to vote for this very flawed candidate the DNC attempted to shove down their throats, and voted for Trump instead.

It is high time that you, and the rest of the DNC, own what you did, learn from your mistakes, and move forward.

Russian hacking is not what destroyed your candidate, in the eyes of the American people; she did it to herself, and you and your colleagues, enabled her on that journey.

The time for fantasy, lies, and blame-gaming is over, or the Democratic Party is over; it is that simple a choice.

Dec 18 09:58

FACEBOOK PLANS TO BURY ALTERNATIVE NEWS

Facebook has decided to make it easier for Snopes, Factcheck.org, ABC News, the Associated Press, and PolitiFact to flag “fake news.”

What this means is alternative news stories the establishment decides are fake will be pushed down in the Facebook newsfeed.

“Facebook is giving fact-checking organizations a kind of power they’ve never had before: the power to publicly brand other websites’ stories as ‘disputed’ and push them down in Facebook users’ newsfeeds,” reports Vox.

PolitiFact has been accused of bias and serious errors in judgment by critics on the right and left.

The Knight Foundation, one of PolitiFact’s largest donors, gave $200,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Knight also funds the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a journalism school owned by The Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Facebook, prepare to be ignored by people who do not want censored news, and for alternative sites, like Gab, to take over like wildfire.

I truly think that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for Facebook would be the best possible outcome here, because the presstitutes, always shilling the US government's agenda, tend to regurgitate the most dangerous "fake news" of all, such as: Afghanistan's Taliban did not turn over Osama Bin Laden, post 9/11, so the country had to be invaded by the US, and that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Americans died, and continue to die, because of this fake news, including many of our best and brightest military personnel.

You see, it is rare when those who die, or get maimed for life, are the children of the elites who order the wars; it is generally always "someone else's kid" who is far enough down the "political food chain" as not to be of any political or moral consequence to those who create the wars.

When Karl Marx made the observation that "all wars are economic", he was entirely correct; in Iraq, it was about the oil, controlling who sold it, and insuring that it was only sold for the American dollar.

In Afghanistan, it was about the construction of pipelines, controlling who owned them, and again, making sure the oil was only sold in American dollars, coupled with potential control of its vast riches in mineral wealth.

And in that abomination of the war about which Americans hear very little, if anything, the US-government-enabled Saudi war against Yemen, is about the oil and natural gas that country holds, who controls it, and in what currency it will be sold. As reported at sputniknews.com in June of this year:

Riyadh's Dirty Secret: Saudi Arabia Thirsty for Yemeni Oil, Gas Reserves

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201604061037584835-saudi-arabia-yemen-gas-oil/

Dec 18 09:32

10 MASSIVE FAKE NEWS STORIES WESTERN MEDIA HAS BEEN FEEDING YOU ON ALEPPO

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has secured control of Aleppo city after more than 4 years of fighting in what is Syria’s most strategically important city, second to the capital Damascus. Western media has chosen to explain this victory to the world as bad news for the interests of peace and humanity in Syria, claiming that thousands of civilians will now die from government retaliation.

The reason the battle for Aleppo is so significant in the Syrian proxy war is because of its strategic importance to the country of Syria as a whole. Controlling Aleppo would give opposition groups leverage in a situation where Syria is broken into pieces. It is also part of the geopolitical concerns over competing natural gas pipelines which would be built partially in Syria.

The battle for Aleppo has been described inaccurately for years and what follows is an explanation of 10 common lies or omissions which still continue today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The narrative from the Western presstitutes has been nothing but a pack of lies from the beginning of this war against Syria.

This was never an internal "rebellion" in Syria; the jihadists attacking Syria were comprised of a western-backed, trained, and funded group of outside mercenaries, with the intent of causing "regime change" in Damascus.

And most recently we have seen nearly the most astonishing development to date: as reported on 16 December at 21stcenturywire.com:

At Least 14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian Special Forces in East Aleppo Bunker

The nationalities of those arrested include: American; Turkish; Israeli; Qatari; Saudi; Jordanian; and Moroccan.

So let me get this straight; the alleged "bad guys" in this conflict in Syria are the very forces the US government is supporting, including those loyal to ISIL and Daesh?!?

It is painfully apparent, on the issue of these arrests, that those nations whose sole goal is "regime change" in Syria are pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

And President Obama, here on Oahu, for his last multi-million dollar vacation on the taxpayers' dime, has now utterly lost his proxy war with Russia in Syria.

There is zero time left, in his administration, for him to order a "US boots on the ground" attack, as he mentioned he would love to do, during his last official news conference on Friday.

Dec 18 09:08

FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT

A man who worked at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan during the disastrous 2011 meltdown has had his thyroid cancer recognized as work-related. The case prompted the government to finally determine its position on post-disaster compensation.

The unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, worked at several nuclear power plants between 1992 and 2012 as an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. He was present at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the March 11, 2011 meltdown. Three years after the disaster, he was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed on Friday as stemming from exposure to radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only reasonable that this this man getting compensated, although his death sentence from cancer will not be stayed; but what about Americans getting sick, and potentially developing cancer, from eating radioactive fish from Fukushima?!?

What does TEPCO intend to do for them?!?

WATCH: RADIOACTIVE FISH FROM FUKUSHIMA FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

Dec 18 08:18

Just who is undermining election? Russians or CIA?

Congress needs to dust off its Magic 8 Ball. At this point, how else are our elected representatives going to get to the bottom of allegations that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, tried to influence the U.S. general election?

After all, the Central Intelligence Agency isn’t being very open – at least not with our elected representatives.

Instead of briefing the House Intelligence Committee about the alleged Russian role in hacked emails made public during the campaign – which Democrats desperately seek to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss – the agency is leaking conclusions without facts to the Washington Post, New York Times and television networks. The media, naturally, are quick to report the anonymous bits of “blame Putin” information to the public.

Dec 18 08:11

Facebook Fact-Checker PolitiFact Funded by Clinton Foundation Donor

Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the Knight Foundation, one of PolitiFact’s largest contributors, donated $200,000 to support the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in February 2015.

The President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton-hosted event was held in Miami, Florida where the the Knight Foundation is based.

The Knight Foundation also gave between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, Politico reports.

Ibarguen’s Knight Foundation has funded the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a major financier to PolitiFact, Facebook’s newly announced “fake news” fact-checker. PolitiFact, according to its website, “is a project of the Tampa Bay Times.”

Dec 18 08:10

Caddell: ‘Fake News’ Issue Part of Media Outrage That the ‘Peasants’ Revolted

“The elite of this country has nothing but contempt and no respect for the American people who built this country,” political pollster and analyst Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday.

Caddell was responding to mainstream media efforts to undermine November’s election results with hyperbolic hacking reports, while also mentioning the recent efforts of several Hollywood has-been and B-list actors to beg electors to change their upcoming Electoral College vote away from Trump: “A group of Hollywood celebrities are calling on Republican electors in the Electoral College to disregard their states’ voting results and deny Donald Trump the presidency when the group casts their official ballots on December 19.”

Caddell said, “A lot of people have gone off the deep end,” adding, ‘They’ve lost their minds. They’ve gone crazy,” referring to the media’s reaction to the election of Donald Trump. “How dare the peasants rise up,” he said.

Dec 18 08:08

Facebook to Label ‘Fake News’ with Help of Partisan ‘Fact Checkers’

Facebook has announced it will introduce warning labels on stories they deem to be “fake news,” with the help of partisan “fact checking” organisations such as Snopes and PolitiFact.

Dec 18 08:07

Sharyl Attkisson: Fake News is a Propaganda Campaign Started by the Left.

She nails it on how this is an agenda by the left/progressives to censor "certain views" that disagree with left-wing goals and politics.

You know, one thing is for the people who are part of the left-wing in power that want to control what news people hear, or read. But what is really bothering is at how many regular people actually agree with this obvious attempt at controlling "the free alternative press" that a lot of people, even in this website, seem to agree with.

Just because you disagree with something, you want to censor it?

Dec 18 08:02

Corrupt CIA Feeds Crooked Media

Isn’t it strange how the left suddenly finds the CIA to be a worthwhile organization now that it has been turned into a weapon against Trump?

We need congressional investigations into the politicization of the CIA under John Brennan, whose claim to fame has been bringing sexual “diversity” to the agency. Perhaps he should have been doing his job, which is to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Reuters reports, “The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday.” Reuters reported that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (or ODNI) “does not dispute the CIA’s analysis of Russian hacking operations,” but “it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump.”

Dec 18 07:29

DARK JOURNALIST: FAKE NEWS FAKE-OUT WITH ALEXANDRA BRUCE

The Corporate Media is desperately amping up their portrayal of the Alternative Media as “dangerous”, while remaining in complete denial of their inexorable plunge into disrepute and irrelevance. With this false narrative, they’re trying to mask their failed manipulation of the Presidential Election to put Neocon Hillary Clinton into the White House, by means of gaslighting the public with fake polls, biased reporting, behind-the-scenes collusion and false memes, like “FAKE NEWS”, which is summoning the power of the major social media sites and Google-YouTube to technologically enforce this bogus narrative.

Dec 18 07:23

Under Amazon’s CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.

The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon -- which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.

Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.

Dec 18 06:39

U.S. Department of Transportation Drowsy Driving Quiz

You probably don't know this, but the feds conduct very expensive 'Commercial driver sleep studies' that cost as much as five million dollars per pop. Yes, they supposedly take this issue very seriously. It is indeed very important for commercial truck drivers to get their required proper sleep. When you're driving an 80,000 lb. vehicle that's nearly 70 feet long and 14 feet tall on icy roads, or even on sunny dry roads for that matter, it's imperative that you are alert and rested. Any idiot knows this. But cops across the country, as well as 'border patrol' officers inside the U.S. who aren't even near the border, continue to wake up sleeping truckers every day. This is very bad policy. It's reckless and puts lives at risk. Who's going to stop these bastards from violating people's rights and endangering the public!?

Dec 18 06:33

Obama warns of ‘fake news’ from ‘domestic propagandists’ while blaming Russia using ‘fake intelligence’ about US ‘fake elections’

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President Obama spoke Friday blaming “domestic propagandists” for “fake news,” and blaming Russia for “hacking” into the DNC’s e-mails with “intent” of Trump becoming President. The irony is that Obama and the CIA present no evidence of Russian involvement in US “elections” that are fake enough to allow Clinton to steal the primary from Bernie Sanders, and that such a CIA alleged “leak” would be a crime of domestic espionage.

This “official” propaganda may be a move to remove Trump (and here), or at least intimidate him to stay on script for .01% interests for ongoing US rogue state empire.

Helpful analysis in 4 minutes from Ben Swann’s Reality Check:

Insightful discussion in 23 minutes from RT’s Crosstalk:

Corporate media are the real ‘domestic propagandists’ of .01% ‘fake news’

Dec 18 06:24

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes"

In my opinion, former and present members of the US government and the media would not dare to so obviously and openly participate in a coup against democracy and an elected president unless they expect the coup to succeed.

Dec 17 19:46

How They Are Shutting Down the Alternative Media Online

Ditch Facebook!

Dec 17 16:33

Wisconsin Recount: Erroneous Machine Vote Counts Swept Under Rug

Wisconsin officials ignored the discovery of the same kind of erroneous machines vote counts that are now being audited for fraud in Michigan.

Dec 17 14:44

"Sorry, Not Sorry" - Neither The Media Nor Their Owners Are Going To Change

The leftist heretic and popular scourge of religion Christopher Hitchens wrote in his superb Bill Clinton takedown, No One Left to Lie To, that the essence of American politics is “the manipulation of populism by elitism.” Unfortunately, this tactic didn’t work so well for the Clintons in November, as the reviled populists had the last irrational, racist, sexist, brutish and barbaric word on the matter (according to assembled liberal punditry). But the statement still rings true. This is, after all, the job description of corporate media. As The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald says, the “supreme religion of the U.S. press corps is reverence for power.” Their priesthood is a cabal of anonymous sources; their catechism is war everlasting. And so, the vulgar philistines on the plains, who foolishly prefer peaceful relations, steady work, and free healthcare to profiteering wars abroad, must be endlessly misled.

Dec 17 12:21

14 US-Led Coalition Military Advisors Captured by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo

14 US-Led military advisors assisting the rebel terrorists have been reportedly captured in a bunker by Syrian Special Forces in Aleppo.

Dec 17 10:18

George Soros Is Funding Facebook's "Third-Party Fact Checking" Organization Targeting "Fake News"

Behind almost every liberal crusade of the past several decades, from the blocking of voter ID laws to the Syrian refugee crisis, there has been one man quietly pulling the puppet strings from the background: George Soros. So imagine our complete shock when we discovered Soros to be the financing source behind Facebook's "third-party fact checking" organization retained to flag, and thus eliminate, "fake news."

Just yesterday, Facebook posted the following press release to their website detailing their plans to use a "third-party fact checking organization," known as The Poynter Institute, to flag "fake news." The role of the "fact checkers" will be to review news stories and flag anything they deem to be "fake" so that it can be deprioritized on Facebook's news feed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Soros is not the only source funding Poynter. As reported yesterday at blackistednews.com

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake. WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA. NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum. Parry notes that CIA director William Casey helped establish NED as a “U.S. government-funded organization” to “support groups inside foreign countries that would engage in propaganda [ie fake news] and political action that the CIA had historically organized and paid for covertly”, including “regime change”. At the time of the group’s creation, Casey ensured that “the language barring the participation of CIA personnel” was “struck from the bill”. The president of NED, neocon Carl Gershman, pointed out that “[i]t would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the C.I.A. We saw that in the 60’s, and that’s why it has been discontinued. We have not had the capability of doing this, and that’s why the endowment was created.” As Blum documents, the US has overthrown or attempted to overthrow more governments than any other nation. Most of these, he notes, have been democracies, such as the government of Honduras, which the Obama/Clinton regime helped overthrow in 2009, according to Clinton’s autobiography, and has been kept out of power through the use of death squads to kill human rights activists like Berta Caceres.

So, the bottom line here, is that Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has hired the absolute MASTERS of fake news, to edit alleged "fake news" out of his product, which means anything which does not fit the US government's narrative.

Congrats, sir, in this choice, for having outed yourself as the supreme tool of Amerika's "deep state"!

Dec 17 09:52

3D Visualization of the Greatest Jobs & Wealth Theft In World History

An interactive 3D model of international trade visualizes the United States experiencing the greatest jobs and wealth theft in history.

Dec 17 09:44

OBAMA BLAMES ‘TALK RADIO,’ ‘DOMESTIC PROPAGANDISTS’ FOR RISE OF STATE-SPONSORED ‘FAKE NEWS’

President Obama blamed talk radio and other "domestic propagandists" for the rise of "fake news," including fictional news items published by state-sponsored actors.
"If fake news that's being released by some foreign government is almost identical to reports that are being issued through partisan news venues, then it's not surprising that that foreign propaganda will have a greater effect," Obama said. "It doesn't seem that farfetched compared to some of the other stuff folks are hearing from domestic propagandists."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We can't lie effectively with so many people out there telling the truth on us!"

That is the whole point, Barry. Nowhere in the Constitution is the government authorized to lie to the people.

Deal with it!

Dec 17 09:23

David Icke: The 'Fake News' Hoax - The System is Desperate

Dec 17 09:22

U.N. chief urges Israeli lawmakers to reconsider settlement bill

Outgoing United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Israeli lawmakers to reconsider a bill to legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land as Arab states mull putting forward a Security Council resolution on settlements.

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in a 1967 war. Most countries and the United Nations view Israeli West Bank settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

"I strongly urge legislators to reconsider advancing this bill, which will have negative legal consequences for Israel and substantially diminish the chances for Arab-Israeli peace," Ban told a U.N. Security Council briefing on the Middle East.

Israeli officials are concerned the bill could provide grounds for prosecution by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good luck with that, Secretary Ban Ki Moon!!

The State of Israel will not rest until all Palestinians are either deported outside of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, or slaughtered outright.

This is why the BDS movement must be successful; financial pain is the only thing the Israeli nation, and its leadership understand, in order to change their behaviour.

Dec 17 09:15

UK 'secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere under opaque licencing system'

The UK is secretly selling arms to Saudi Arabia and other countries under an opaque type of export licence, it has been reported. The military and defence industry is a major player in the UK economy, worth about £7.7bn a year.

Dec 17 09:11

Indian Security Forces Are Blinding Hundreds Of Protesters With Shotgun Pellets

Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a “non-lethal” weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. They’ve inflicted a permanent toll on hundreds of Kashmiris hit by them.

Their faces are scarred. Their eyes are damaged or simply gone, replaced with prosthetics. And their psychological wounds run deeper still.

“What I miss most is being able to read the holy Quran,” says Firdous Ahmad Dar, 25, a Kashmiri man who lost vision in both eyes after being shot with the pellets during an anti-India protest in the troubled Himalayan region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If any of India's military chain of command are ordering their soldiers to do this, they should be bloody court martialed, and right the heck now.

India could well have a Kashmiri revolution on their hands, if they don't stop this horrific violence against protesters.

Dec 17 08:45

WATCH: Humiliating TSA body search leaves CNN’s Angela Rye in tears

Firebrand CNN political commentator Angela Rye was subjected to a humiliating body search while trying to board a plane to New York City on Wednesday night.

She posted the video to Twitter and alleged that the TSA employee who searched her twice touched her inappropriately.

Rye said she was singled out for a random search and that she had not set off any metal detector alarms. The TSA called a police officer when Rye asked why she was being singled out. Officials told her she could cooperate or be escorted from the airport by police.

Rye agreed, finally, to submit to the search, which covered every inch of her body, including an uncomfortable-to-watch probing of her genital area.

By the end of the search, Rye was shedding humiliated tears.

“I asked the police officer to film this so I can send to @TSA,” she wrote. “I’m hoping my humiliation will fix the system. #TSAVaginaMonologues”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the world of the "average traveler", at the mercy of TSA, my dear!!

Dec 17 08:42

NSA INSPECTOR WHO CRITICIZED SNOWDEN FOR NOT USING 'OFFICIAL' CHANNELS FOUND GUILTY OF RETALIATING AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER WHO DID JUST THAT

National Security Agency (NSA) inspector general George Ellard, an outspoken critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, personally retaliated against another NSA whistleblower, Adam Zagorin reported at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) on Thursday.

An intelligence community panel earlier this year found that Ellard had retaliated against a whistleblower, Zagorin writes, in a judgment that has still not been made public.

The finding is remarkable because Ellard first made headlines two years ago when he publicly condemned Snowden for leaking information about the NSA's mass surveillance of private citizens, wherein Ellard claimed that Snowden should have raised concerns through internal channels. The agency would have protected him from any retaliation, Ellard said at the time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smells of hypocrisy and irony so early in the morning!!

Dec 17 03:57

WOW Former US Ambassador to Israel Rips Trump's Choice for the Position

Mr. Friedman is unqualified for the position, but more important, he holds extreme views on the very issues that he will need to manage as a diplomat. Mr. Friedman would be representing not the American people but a small, extreme minority of Americans who have in mind the interests of a small, extreme minority in Israel.

Dec 16 17:44

Jewish Power is now British Law – It’s Official!

By Gilad Atzmon

For years I have argued that Jewish power is the power to silence criticism of Jewish Power. Now, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that my observation is spot on.

PM May has decided to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and to integrate it into British law.

According to the IHRA, “antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Dec 16 14:58

Clinton mega donor George Soros leads line-up of liberal billionaires who are funding Facebook's fake news fact checker

Billionaire Clinton donor George Soros is among a line-up of wealthy liberal figures who will fund Facebook's fake news fact checker.

The 86-year-old Hungarian financier's Open Foundation Societies is listed among organizations which are backing The International Fact Checking Network, the body tasked with flagging bogus news stories to social media users, on its website.

Dec 16 14:30

QUIT Facebook? YES or NO? 'Fake News' Censorship! (Soros, CIA, Snopes)

Dec 16 12:11

NSA Whistleblower Destroys Obama's Russia Narrative - "Hard Evidence Points To An Inside Leak, Not Hacking"

A group of retired senior intelligence officials, including the NSA whistleblower William Binney (former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA), have posted an open letter on consortiumnews.com that destroys the Obama administration's "Russian hacking" narrative. Within the letter, Binney argues that, thanks to the NSA's "extensive domestic data-collection network," any data removed remotely from Hillary Clinton or DNC servers would have passed over fiber networks and therefore would have been captured by the NSA who could have then analyzed packet data to determine the origination point and destination address of those packets. As Binney further notes, the only way the leaks could have avoided NSA detection is if they were never passed over fiber networks but rather downloaded to a thumb drive by someone with internal access to servers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"nuff said, Mr. President?!?!?

Dec 16 11:11

Starving Yemeni Children, Bloated US Weapons Makers

While the world is transfixed on the epic tragedy unfolding in Syria, another tragedy – a hidden one – has been consuming the children of Yemen. Battered by the twin evils of war and hunger, every ten minutes a child in Yemen is now dying from malnutrition, diarrhea and respiratory-tract infections. A new UNICEF report shows over 400,000 Yemeni children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Without immediate medical attention, these children will die. The situation is so dire that over half of the entire nation’s 25 million people lack sufficient food.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government, through its enabling of the Saudi government, has become complicit in its war crimes against the people of Yemen.

This is what life looks like through the eyes of a starving to death Yemeni child:

Images: wounded, starving, and dead children, courtesy of Saudi Bombing Raids

Still proud to be an American, understanding that your government is complicit in the genocide of Yemini kids, after seeing these images?!?

When I was a kid growing up, I would never have imagined that my country would wind up a proud partner in war crimes.

And yet, at this point in its history, sadly, it has become one, regarding the humanitarian catastrophe Yemen has become, courtesy of American governmental assistance.

Dec 16 10:13

Obama Says U.S. Will Retaliate for Russia’s Election Meddling

President Obama said on Thursday that the United States would retaliate for Russia’s efforts to influence the presidential election, asserting that “we need to take action,” and “we will.”

The comments, in an interview with NPR, indicate that Mr. Obama, in his remaining weeks in office, will pursue either economic sanctions against Russia or perhaps some kind of response in cyberspace.

Mr. Obama spoke as President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday again refused to accept Moscow’s culpability, asking on Twitter why the administration had waited “so long to act” if Russia “or some other entity” had carried out cyberattacks.

The president discussed the potential for American retaliation with Steve Inskeep of NPR for an interview to air on Friday morning. “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our election,” Mr. Obama said, “we need to take action. And we will — at the time and place of our choosing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A polite, but strong, word of caution to President Obama; to accuse any foreign government of hacking the American election process, without any incontrovertible proof that such a thing actually happened, puts you on extraordinarily thin geopolitical ice, Mr. President.

And to double down with this accusation, and threat of retaliation, when your own Attorney General, Attorney General Lynch stated publicly, yesterday, that there was no evidence of 'technical interference' from Russia in this last election cycle?

Attorney General Lynch: No ‘Technical Interference’ From Russia During The Election?

Why is she making this statement, in the wake of your accusation and threat against Russia, sir?!?

Because the reality is, you cannot both be right.

NSA, FBI, and ODNI also say the CIA claim lacks foundation.

Ever since Trump was elected in November, President Obama, the Democrats, and Clinton, bruised by their stinging defeat, have been trying, desperately, to find something or someone to blame; fake news; anti-Clinton propaganda; and now, Russian hacking.

Your party bears the responsibility for this failure, first, by not allowing the candidate who could have beaten Trump, Bernie Sanders, to receive the the nomination.

The DNC party machinery used every possible trick in the book to keep this from happening, as the many lawsuits addressing this issue, will most probably prove.

And secondly, at the end of the day, Mr. President, you and your party must, inevitably, take responsibility for running such a deeply flawed candidate, whose history, health situation, and temperament, made her totally unfit for the White House.

So what do you, and the DNC, do now, and who do you groom for 2020?!?

If you and the DNC were smart, you would be looking for a candidate among your ranks who is bright, and relatively young, untainted by the kind of baggage and corruption which swirled at Clinton's feet like a cesspool when she was Secretary of State.

Her name...is House Representative Tulsi Gabbard, from Hawaii; she is a lady for whom I have a great deal of respect, although I am not, myself, a Democrat.

If the Democratic party wants to be perceived as having any shred of credibility whatsoever in the next election cycles, it must re-invent itself by returning to its roots as a fighter for justice for the underdogs in this country.

Because right now, the Democratic Party is perceived as an arrogant tool of the monied and entitled classes which has thoroughly abandoned those it allegedly represents, and has completely forgotten its history.

Dec 16 10:06

CIA Running Disinformation Campaign Against Donald Trump – Rep King

Congressman Peter King (R-NY), a member of the Homeland Security Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is interviewed regarding the contrived story of a Russian hack attempting to help Donald Trump win the election. King has his own questions regarding the leaks from the CIA and their refusal to testify before Congress on the matter. Is it that part about being under oath that is leading to the resistance?

Dec 16 09:54

Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 16 09:40

Obama Says US Will Respond to Russian Hacking

President Barack Obama today promised the U.S. would "take action" in response to Russia's pre-election hacking, >>>

(*all because we didn't do as we were told , and elect CLINTON)

Dec 16 09:37

Critics Slam Congress for Creating an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth”

Under the guise of countering foreign “propaganda,” the GOP-controlled Congress quietly passed a bill last week that will unleash even more government propaganda on humanity, while at the same time establishing what critics blasted as an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth.” The “bipartisan” but flatly unconstitutional scheme, dubbed the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act, also calls for providing tax funding and training to “journalists,” media outfits, and other propagandists willing to parrot the U.S. government's viewpoints. According to its sponsors, the goal is to help promote Washington, D.C.'s “foreign policy goals.” The potential for abuse, though, is nearly endless, and the bipartisan establishment's “foreign policy goals” are often at odds with the Constitution — not to mention common decency, human liberty, and peace. And so, critics are speaking out forcefully.

Dec 16 09:36

US Gov’t, Oligarchs Behind Planned Fake News Flagging on Facebook

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.

WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA.

NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum.

Dec 16 09:24

NEW NDAA PROVISION WOULD ALLOW US TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS WITH ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS

It wasn’t widely reported during the debate of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), nor indeed was it mentioned in either the House or Senate versions of the bill, but the NDAA has a provision within it that would allow the US to send shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to rebel factions in Syria.

Dec 16 09:05

Bombshell: Sacrificing children to the state of California: SB18

This bill is basically setting up the population of California for state regulatory agencies to fill in the blanks later, to make specific controls out of the vague generalities in the bill. Get it?

“Medical care and nutrition and parenting and education are what we say they are. We define and enforce, you obey.”

SB18 is also an invitation to immigrants anywhere in the world who can get to California with their children, or will give birth to children after arriving: “Just be here and we’ll take care of you.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last gasp of the Nanny State?

Dec 16 09:02

PUTIN LASHES OUT AT OBAMA: "SHOW SOME PROOF OR SHUT UP"

Putin has had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, "hacked the US presidential election."

The Russian president's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Friday that the US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. Peskov said it was "indecent" of the United States to "groundlessly" accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.

“You need to either stop talking about it, or finally show some kind of proof. Otherwise it just looks very indecent”, Peskov told Reporters in Tokyo where Putin is meeting with Japan PM Abe, responding to the latest accusations that Russia was responsible for hacker attacks.

Peskov also warned that Obama's threat to "retaliate" to the alleged Russian hack is "against both American and international law", hinting at open-ended escalation should Obama take the podium today at 2:15pm to officially launch cyberwar against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin is asking the right question here; if there is incontrovertible proof by the US government that Russia hacked the election, why are they not presenting it?!?

And I would like to politely point out to the US government, that because of all the lies they have been telling the American public - and the world - Americans have become very skeptical of any accusations coming out of the mouths of any government official.

So, to the Obama Administration, I say; either prove this allegation, or please just go away quietly!!

Dec 16 08:55

US GOV’T, OLIGARCHS BEHIND PLANNED FAKE NEWS FLAGGING ON FACEBOOK

Facebook is adding a new feature wherein a group that the Washington Post calls an ‘independent third party fact checker’ will decide whether stories are real or fake, and flag ones the group decides are fake.

WaPo leaves out of its report that the ‘independent fact checker’, the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, receives funding from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which award-winning, independent journalist Robert Parry and author William Blum document was created to perform tasks previously performed by the CIA.

NED was created when “[t]he Agency was getting an exceedingly bad name, and it was causing the powers-that-be much embarrassment”, notes Blum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, this entity chosen by Facebook for its alleged "fact checking", is Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, which receives its money from a US government-funded group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)?

And NED was originally created to do things the CIA used to do, but, in essence, created "plausible deniability" for some of the CIA's more horrific actions, by being, technically, "one step away", so the CIA could not be blamed?!?

So folks, it's on: we are going to start to see massive censorship at Facebook, because it is a US government-funded which is doing its "fact checking."

It is very interesting to me that NED has historically been complicit in creating its own fake news, to further various government-desired agendas and outcome, including regime change in foreign countries, and the consolidation of power by US-centric regimes in those countries through practices like the use of death squads.

And Mark Zuckerberg‎, to think, for one millisecond, that you could pull a fast one on the American people, by using Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, funded by US-government sponsored NED, as your "filter" at Facebook, you have another thing coming.

So congratulations; you have now been exposed for being a superlative tool for the Deep State, by doing this.

So I will now move off your platform entirely, moving to alternatives which will not censor, and I encourage others to do so as well.

I think the best public response to this choice is a massive downturn n your company's profitability; and when people become aware of what you have done here, and they start to get angry, this may well be the outcome you see.

Dec 16 08:22

IF AMERICANS STOP CRITICIZING OUR GOVERNMENT, WE’LL STOP BEING AMERICAN

There is a giant push by governments and mainstream corporate media to censor criticism of the American government as somehow helping Russia.

That’s honestly one of the most anti-American, pro-Communist kinds of bullshit I’ve ever heard.

In reality, dissent is one of the most uniquely American values. As someone born and raised in the U.S., who has lived here my whole life, and who values the Constitution and the rule of law, I’m furious that idiots are pushing a Soviet version of censorship which would destroy what our forefathers fought and died for: freedom. I’m pissed off that they’re trying to destroy what makes us Americans.

As Georgetown history professor Michael Kazin wrote in the Washington Post:

Now, as throughout its history, the most effective way to love our country is to fight like hell to change it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian Pacifist activist, I logically, peacefully, call my government out when its actions do not appear to be supporting We the People, but almost exclusively the mega-corporations, which fund politicians' campaigns, and those incidents seem to be rising exponentially these days.

I never advocate violence, because I understand that violence is something the Federal Government understands how to put down with extreme prejudice.

But I will continue to shine the light of witness on the lies the Federal Government consistently tells its citizens with impunity; and if, because those lies get exposed for what they are, and people have almost zero faith in the US Federal Government, it is that government's own fault, and not that of people out there attempting to analyze what the government is saying, and which of its agendas those lies support.

I will continue to advocate against these horrific, pre-emptive wars, which have broken this country, both fiscally and morally, and constantly urge the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences with other countries through hard-won good faith negotiations.

So, I really want to know; how in the name of heaven, is requesting logical, rational, citizen-centric behaviour from my government "somehow helping Russia"?!?

Dec 16 08:13

Israel among world’s worst jailers of journalists

As of 1 December, there were 259 journalists jailed worldwide, according to the annual census conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) – the highest number on record.

By far the largest group, 81 journalists, are detained in Turkey, followed by China (38) and Egypt (25).

Israel is holding 7 journalists, according to CPJ, which puts it on a par with Syria and Bahrain, just behind Iran (8) and ahead of Saudi Arabia (6).

Dec 16 08:05

IT’S NOT OVER: FIGHT AGAINST DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE ENTERS NEW PHASE

In early December, a blizzard struck North Dakota, blanketing the Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud, and Sacred Stone water protector camps with heavy snow in below freezing temperatures. As the Standing Rock Sioux and allies battled the crippling cold, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) handed the native community a victory by denying the permit for the final construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The USACE said they will conduct an environmental impact assessment and consider possible alternative routes.

Although fireworks rang out above the camps following the Army Corps decision, there was also a sense of hesitation. Water protectors remained uncertain over whether the fight had really been won or if the decision was simply a ploy to delay an inevitable conclusion. It quickly became apparent that the fight was not over as word spread that the company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, would continue with their plans to complete the project.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With $20 million a day at stake in revenues, my guess is, that what we are seeing now, is simply a series of delaying tactics, and a hope, on the part of Energy Transfer Partners, that the issue will go away.

Although many of the Standing Rock Souix have returned home, due to extreme winter weather conditions, this issue, of the protection of both their water, land environment, and sacred burial grounds, will not go away.

The boycotting of those financial institutions supporting DAPL, coupled with legal challenges against the project, are good moves, but may not be strong enough to stop the project in the long run.

Dec 16 07:45

SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY: Swiss referendum to END mass migration from EU is IGNORED

SWISS politicians have sparked outrage after ignoring a historic referendum vote to end freedom of movement.

A majority of voters backed a proposal to cap immigration from EU member states in the landmark poll, held two years ago.

But MPs today defied the will of the people by voting against placing any cap on EU migrants.

It came after fears the country, which is part of the European Free Trade Association, could lose its access to the single market.

Dec 15 22:17

Obama Vows Retaliation Against "Russia Hacking", To Hold Press Conference On Friday

And sure enough, on Thursday evening CNN reported that President Barack Obama vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election, in effect telling Russia he is about to declare cyberwar on it.

"I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing," Obama told National Public Radio. He is certainly right: the only doubt is that a foreign government did in fact try to "impact the integrity of our elections."
Webmaster addition: It's worse than that. A few years back, the administration declared that cyber attacks would be considered an outright act of war justifying military response!

Dec 15 19:37

President Obama vows to take action against alleged Russian hacking of election

President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its apparent interference in the US presidential election.

“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing,” Mr Obama told National Public Radio.

Dec 15 18:31

Kerry Refuses to Confirm 'Anonymous Reports' of Putin-Ordered Hacking

Speaking at the State Department on Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to comment on "anonymous intelligence reports" alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking into US election in favor of president-elect Donald Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course he won't confirm it!

It appears that NBC has rather "stepped in it" with allegation; let's see if they try to walk it back!

Dec 15 18:19

PropOrNot All-Star Organizers: Koch, Soros, CIA, MI6, Ukraine, All Together Now

Koch Brothers Secretly Allied w. George Soros for Hillary Clinton … The leading financiers of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers, were exposed ... by the great investigative journalist Lee Fang, as being solid supporters and heavy financiers of congressional candidates who have been leaders in expanding the U.S. military budget and moving America toward a police state (including militarization of the police).

The leading financier of the Democratic Party, George Soros, has long been known to provide major financial backing for the most-neoconservative Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton, who favor every possible military invasion and coup (and see this, for more on that).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My heaven, what a (slightly strange) collection of connected bedfellows, in this attempt to thrououghly destroy America's Constitutional Republic!!

I have to wonder just what the heck these people are going to do if they are unable to turn the number of electors Clinton needs to steal the election from Trump on Monday?!?

Unfortunately, and because they have extensive experiences in doing this to effect "regime change" in other countries, Soros' organisations and the CIA may well be scheming to generate national riots against the Trump Presidency, and have Obama (during his allegedly "last days in Office") suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, invoking martial law; and declaring November's elections null and void, promising to schedule a replacement election at a later point in time.

Unfortunately, should they pull this off successfully, I am very concerned that the excrement will hit the ventilation system, and we may well see a civil war in this country.

I hope (and pray) that our current political circus doesn't move the country in this direction.

But to all of our readers and listeners, please make sure that you have everything you need if there is a major emergency, and can either shelter in place comfortably, or know how - and where - you will bug out, if you need to do so.

Dec 15 17:30

The Associated Press Announces It Is Joining The "Fight Against The Scourge" Of Fake News

From AP's blog:

The fight against fake news

As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.

In an unrelated news release AP announces it will be shutting down after 170 years in the business in order to comply with the new polocies outlined by Zuckerburg. For moron Zuckerburg news goto FB!

Dec 15 16:32

Facebook to become left-wing propaganda echo chamber with Orwellian plan to label independent journalism “fake”

Facebook has announced a new plan today that will very quickly transform the social media site into an “echo chamber” of left-wing media lies and delusional propaganda (just like we’ve recently seen pushed by the Washington Post).

The new effort will rely on left-wing “fact checker” organizations like Politifact and Snopes to determine the “truthiness” of news stories, reports Business Insider. Those stories deemed by left-wing “fact checkers” to be inaccurate will be buried in Facebook users’ feeds as a form of organized totalitarian censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why people are dropping Facebook for the new startup social media like seen.life !

Dec 15 15:23

How Banks Manipulate The World - David Icke

Dec 15 14:46

Senator Lindsey Graham Says Russia Hacked His Presidential Campaign Account

Not wanting to be left out of the giant farce that is the "The Russians did it" narrative, Republican senator from North Carolina Lindsey Graham told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday that not only did Russia hack the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, but they also hacked into his very own personal presidential campaign account.

First, Graham had a presidential campaign?
Next, one has to wonder what is used to blackmail Lindsey? Perhaps pictures of him playing dominos over pasta!?!

Dec 15 12:18

Elite vs. Trump

snip: If the FBI and CIA don’t hunt down the person who divulged this “secret report,” it was an authorized release. You’re being misled on purpose.

Now, getting back to the story, let’s note that there is zero evidence given. Just “it was a secret report, trust us.” Not one of the “officials” is named.

It should also be noted that Julian Assange has flatly denied that Russia was the source of the leaks. And Assange, unlike 99% of all Washington, has a reputation for truth-telling.

There were earlier reports blaming Russia for the Wikileaks hacks, and they, likewise, provided zero evidence. They say things like “consistent with Russian methods,” implying, it would seem, that Russia has some kind of patent on hacking techniques. They expect us to believe that Putin’s crews run their hacks from Russian companies and Russian IP addresses.

Dec 15 10:48

US troops to arrive in Europe in January to reassure allies

The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in Zagan, western Poland. An Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Carson, Colorado will be deployed there early next month, while another U.S. force, a battalion, will be deployed April 1 to Orzysz, in the northeast.

Macierewicz said he was "very happy that a decision has been taken by the U.S. side for an earlier deployment."

But the U.S. Army told The Associated Press that the deployment was not accelerated and is taking place as had always been scheduled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If, in fact, this deployment has been accelerated, it is reason to worry; the 1st of January will be upon us in 17 days.

And apparently, it appears that fact-checking is something AP doesn't do anymore, when the facts do not support the US government's narrative, which is clearly the case here.

The US and NATO understand that Russia did NOT annex Crimea in 2014, so they are using this lie as their justification to provoke some kind of war against Russia even before Trump has the opportunity to take the Oath of Office.

This is the American "deep state" at its worst.

Something wicked this way comes, folks.

Dec 15 10:37

BANNED BY 119 COUNTRIES, U.S. CLUSTER BOMBS CONTINUE TO ORPHAN YEMENI CHILDREN

Villagers in al-Hayma told The Intercept they heard rumbling around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Soon after, they saw a jet from the Saudi-led coalition circling over the coast. Assisted by the U.S. with weapons and intelligence, Saudi Arabia has been bombing and blockading Yemen for 21 months.

“The warplane was hovering toward the shoreline before I saw something with parachutes falling down,” said Yahya Qassem Zabah, a local fisherman. “For a moment I thought that soldiers were landing. Then I heard a number of explosions soon after that.”

What Zabah saw was not a soldier parachuting toward the coast, it was a cluster weapon. In mid-air, its shell casing opened and released cylinder-shaped bomblets, which scattered as they plummeted to the beach.

All at once, like deafening firecrackers, explosions ripped across the sand, splintering, smashing, and overturning fishing boats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the US government is complicit in war crimes is an absolute given here, as this government continues to militarily enable the Saudi military.

However, as reported at motherjones.com in September of this year, regarding Textron's phasing out of the manufacture of cluster munitions in the US:

This week, states parties and advocates meet in Geneva for the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. But as former Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer turned public radio reporter John Ismay notes, the United States doesn't have the best track record when it comes to arms treaties. "We haven't signed the land mine treaty. We still have nuclear weapons. We still have napalm bombs in the inventory," he says. "I have a feeling these are things we'll hang on to." Plus, they're still legal under US law. While Textron Systems is ending its cluster bomb program, the Pentagon could turn to a different manufacturer. Or Textron may be willing to license its technology to other defense contractors. On that point, the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Textron has been made enormously profitable by the sale of these weapons; my best bet would be that they would license the technology to other defense contractors who are out of the country, so that their executives could say, with a reasonably straight face, that they no longer made these bombs, and technically, they would be correct in that statement.

Dec 15 10:25

Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any Left?

Today is Bill of Rights Day in America.

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.

Dec 15 10:16

Stop the CIA Coup

The CIA is up to its old tricks: overthrowing a democratically elected government. Only this time it’s our government.

But why would the CIA, in particular, have a special aversion to Trump? Marcy Wheeler, whose analytical abilities I respect despite our political disagreements, has this to say:

Dec 15 10:05

Congress Passed a Bill Making It OK to Microchip Humans

You microchip your dog and your cat to keep them safe. So why not human beings?

That is the idea being pushed in H.R. 4919, a bill so vaguely worded that we should all be very, very concerned.

While it's currently being promoted as a way to keep track of those who are "mentally incompetent" due to Alzheimer's, dementia, mental health issues, or developmental disabilities, I think we can all see the potential for abuse.

Dec 15 09:40

Ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails - they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for 'disgusted' Democratic whistleblowers

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and associate of Julian Assange, told the Dailymail.com he flew to Washington, D.C. for emails
He claims he had a clandestine hand-off in a wooded area near American University with one of the email sources.

The leakers' motivation was 'disgust at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the 'tilting of the primary election playing field against Bernie Sanders'
Murray says: 'The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks'.

'Regardless of whether the Russians hacked into the DNC, the documents Wikileaks published did not come from that,' Murray insists.

Murray is a controversial figure who was relieved of his post as British ambassador amid allegations of misconduct but is close to Wikileaks.

His account contradicts directly the version of how thousands of Democratic emails were published before the election being advanced by U.S. intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, I would tend to believe Murray's account over ANYTHING the CIA had to say.

Dec 15 09:08

FEMA FIELD FORCE MANUAL OFFERS PROTESTERS INSIGHTS INTO THE FUTURE OF CROWD CONTROL

Though construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has halted for now, the lessons for law enforcement and protesters are still percolating. For the former, they’ll likely find themselves one day studying the event as they prepare for future mass gatherings, maybe in a guide just like the one distributed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to North Dakota law enforcement in September.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at some of the weapons approved for crowd control that DHS is permitted to use, toward the end of this article, is very, very scary.

Dec 15 09:00

MEDIA IGNORES US RIGGING OF RUSSIA’S ELECTIONS AS CIA STRUGGLES TO PROVE RUSSIAN HACKING

Mainstream, corporate media and the U.S. political establishment has once again proved the depth of their hypocrisy in thus far unsubstantiated claims Russia directly interfered with the presidential election — because the United States has done so, itself, with multiple countries.

Including Russia.

Twenty years ago, TIME Magazine exclusively reported on the feats of American political consultants who’d managed — much to the joy of the United States government — to ensure Boris Yeltsin won re-election to the Russian presidency.

20 years ago, TIME praised America’s propaganda campaign to elect Yeltsin. Today, they have appeared to change their tone.

Dec 15 08:56

“TRANSPARENT” OBAMA ADMIN JUST ORDERED BUSH’S WAR CRIMES TO REMAIN SECRET FOR 12 MORE YEARS

Those who wished to read the full text of the notorious Senate report on documenting the CIA torture of detainees after 9/11 will have to wait for 12 years. The White House ordered it kept under seal after Barack Obama leaves office.
Seven US senators urged the Obama administration to declassify the 6,770-page Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program so the public could have a full account of past torture practices.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston, in responding to the request, said the president had told the National Archives and Records Administration that access to the classified material should be shielded from public access requests for 12 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, Mr. President: this report on CIA torture should be released immediately.

The American people deserve to know what was done, in their names, and with their tax dollars, to torture prisoners of war into confessions. Consider the case of one Benyam Mohammed, as reported in the working papers, 2006, of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Council, and I warn you: the language is very graphic, but I think Americans should definitively know what went on in the torture sessions the US military did directly, or outsourced, as was the case here.

206. At its worst, the torture involved stripping Binyam naked and using a doctor's scalpel to make incisions all over his chest and other parts of his body: "One of them took my penis in his hand and began to make cuts. He did it once and they stood for a minute, watching my reaction. I was in agony, crying, trying desperately to suppress myself, but I was screaming. They must have done this 20 to 30 times, in maybe two hours. There was blood all over. They cut all over my private parts. One of them said it would be better just to cut it off, as I would only breed terrorists."

207. Eventually Binyam began to co-operate in his interrogation sessions in an effort to prevent being tortured: "They said if you say this story as we read it, you will just go to court as a witness and all this torture will stop. I could not take any more... and I eventually repeated what they read out to me. They told me to say I was with bin Laden five or six times. Of course that was false. They continued with two or three interrogations a month. They weren't really interrogations —more like trainings, training me what to say."

The bottom line here is, torture will get the tortured person to say anything their torturers want them to say in order to get the torture to stop; they were getting precisely the false confessions his torturers wanted from this guy, which he gave in order to get the torture to stop.

It does not produce actionable intelligence.

One of the finest interrogators of all times, Germany's Hanns-Joachim Scharff, during World War 11, never used any torture; only kindness, but wound up with great intel from the process. In fact, after the war, because he was so respected by the American military, he was invited to give courses in his methods of interrogation here in the states.

Hanns Scharff

And I will tell you what else happens, when the US government either tortures, or outsources torture.

1. It demonstrates to the world that the United States does not believe in the
rule of law at all, so its treatment of prisoners of war absolutely does not
follow the Geneva Conventions, which provide for the humane treatment of
these prisoners.

2. It gives carte blanche to leadership of other countries to torture American
civilians and military personnel.

3. It demonstrates, both at home and abroad, that US leadership has utterly
no moral compass whatsoever.

Dec 15 08:19

Federal agents raid Ely bait shop, seize thousands of ciscoes

Maki said that eight to 10 special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service entered his shop that day, asking him repeated questions about whether the ciscoes he sells came from the U.S. or Canadian side of the international border. Maki said he told agents that Ely's Bob LaTourell, who nets the ciscoes for him, does so exclusively on the U.S. side of the border.

"It's a witch hunt, in my opinion," said Maki, who has operated the shop for 34 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is out to prove what a useful agency they are so that they don't get hit with Trump's budget ax!

Dec 15 08:08

KEITH OLBERMANN LOSES IT: US MILITARY WILL SOON BE CONTROLLED BY 'SCUM' BEHOLDEN TO 'RUSSIAN SCUM'

Presented below with little comment is an epic rant, culminating in what might have been an actual on-air nervous breakdown, by Keith Olbermann about the "Russian coup" that is currently in process and threatens "the end of the United States as an independent country."

"The nation and all of our freedoms hang by a thread. And the military apparatus of this country is about to be handed over to scum who are beholden to scum, Russian scum. As things are today, January 20th will not be an inauguration but rather the end of the United States as an independent country. It will not be a peaceful change of power. It will be a usurpation. And the usurper has no validity, no credibility and no authority under the constitution. This is a reality that will become the only reality until this country rids itself of Donald John Trump. He is not a President."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have listened to this from beginning to end.

Olbermann is either in severe need of a psychological intervention, or whatever the Democratic Party is paying him, it cannot possibly be enough.

Apparently, for this gentleman, fact checking has gone the way of the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass. As reported at zerohedge.com 5 days ago:

CIA agents told the lawmakers it was “quite clear” - although it was not reported exactly what made it "clear" - that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, according to officials who spoke to the Post, citing growing evidence from multiple sources. And yet, key questions remain unanswered, and the CIA’s report fell short of being a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies the newspaper said, for two reasons. As we reported in November "The "Fact" That 17 Intelligence Agencies Confirmed Russia is Behind the Email Hacks Isn’t Actually…A "Fact", and then also because aside from so-called "consensus", there is - once again - no evidence, otherwise the appropriate agencies would have long since released it, and this is nothing more than another propaganda attempt to build tension with Russia. In fact, the WaPo admits as much in the following text, which effectively destroys the article's entire argument : The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior U.S. official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered. For example, intelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence showing officials in the Kremlin “directing” the identified individuals to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks, a second senior U.S. official said. Those actors, according to the official, were “one step” removed from the Russian government, rather than government employees. Moscow has in the past used middlemen to participate in sensitive intelligence operations so it has plausible deniability. * * * “I’ll be the first one to come out and point at Russia if there’s clear evidence, but there is no clear evidence — even now,” said Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the Trump transition team. “There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”

If the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee states that there is zero evidence of Russian complicity in this election, I think one can understand that there is no evidence, period, end of discussion.

To put it bluntly, Mr. Olbermann has lost his reality license, as evidenced by this statement, and has simply become a total apparatchik of the Democratic party; he needs to be stripped of his TV "bully pulpit", and immediately, for a complete lack of credibility.

Dec 15 07:59

White House, CIA, NY Times, Washington Post, CBS, etc. ‘fake news’: All ‘report’ unnamed alleged CIA source without evidence that Russia ‘helped’ Trump, but omits expert refutation, omits Stanford, American Statistical Association reports that DNC stole p

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: The Anti-New York Times, Washington’s Blog, InvestmentWatchBlog, Fellowship of the Minds, Consortium News, Global Research, Activist Post, InfoWars

“When we now know that all claims for war with Iraq were known lies as they were told (and verbally explained here), and CNN provides similar innuendo for war by an unsourced alleged report with concerns of what might occur in the future allegedly stated by an unnamed US source reporting on an unnamed foreign source, this is propaganda and not news.” ~ My 2010 analysis of “fake news” reporting from CBS, ABC, CNN to lie Americans into illegal war on Iran.

Dec 15 07:48

U.S. KIDS KEEP GETTING DUMBER; RANKED 31ST OF 35 DEVELOPED NATIONS IN MATH, NEW STUDY REVEALS

The U.S. Department of Education has just released it's latest ranking of international education systems (Program for International Student Assessment - "PISA") and performance of U.S. students just continues to deteriorate on both absolute and relative terms.

Perhaps it's time to have a real conversation about the complete failure of "Common Core" and the idiocy of allowing teachers' unions to hold our children hostage while hiding behind ridiculous contracts that grant tenure after 6 months and make it impossible to fire underperformers. Just a thought for the incoming Trump administration.

The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss summed up the problems nicely:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The dumbing down of America's kids has been deliberate, courtesy of the Federal Government, and a system of alleged standards, under the heading of Common Core, which have failed, utterly.

When kids are not taught to be literate, both numerically and linguistically, they become incapable of critical thinking, which makes all the difference in determining what the quality of their lives will be

Critical thinking will also give them the capability to determine if what the US government is telling them is true or false.

That is not something the US government wants our kids, let alone our adults, to be able to do, because it lies to its people consistently, and it is best that kids understand this when they are very young, so as not to swallow its propaganda, but understand the narrative the government is supporting, and why.

Public schools have become a danger to the intellectual and emotional health of our kids; if you have any way of pulling your child out of public school, and either home school that child, or find a magnet school with a proven track record, please do it now now.

Your child will thank you for it later.

Dec 15 07:11

Smug Police Sergeant Justifies Murder Of 73-Year-Old Senile Grandpa Before Investigation Has Even Begun! "Our Officers Are Trained To, And Are Allowed To Use DEADLY FORCE."

You've got to see this video. Carruesco's smug, flippant, arrogant, dismissive confident reply is indicative of a severe rot, a moral filth, or psychosis among those in power who seemed to be trained to slaughter the innocent. I can't put into words how vile and disgusting this guy's response is. You can judge for yourself. Here is the video and Carruesco's contact info, and his Facebook page. Bakersfield Police Department
Gary Carruesco, Sergeant
Phone: (661)326-3803
Email: Gcarrues@bakersfieldpd.us

Dec 15 06:06

A British citizen has been tortured by Israel’s secret police

but he's of Lebanese descent so it's OK.

Dec 15 05:31

Bakersfield, Calif. Police Who Shot Senile 73-Year-Old Crucifix-Wielding Grandpa 9 Times Trained By DHS, ADL

26-year-old rookie cop Reagan Sellman, a former Marine, shot and killed a 73-year-old grandpa suffering from dementia Monday morning at 12:30AM. The rookie cop unloaded his gun on Francisco Serna claiming he had a gun, when in reality it was a Catholic crucifix. The police had even been to the house several times before and were familiar with the man. A paranoid neighbor woman, who didn't even know her own neighbor who lived across the street from her, initiated the whole thing when she freaked out and called the cops on Serna, claiming the confused elderly man had a gun and was posing a threat to her. When Francisco came across the street to talk to them, the paranoid woman and her husband ran into their house and police open-fired, murdering him.

Dec 14 17:01

US Cancels Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia, But There’s A $115 Billion Problem

In a surprise move, the United States has announced that they will halt sales certain munitions sales to Saudi Arabia yesterday, citing growing concerns about “flaws” in Saudi targeting in the Yemen war, which is leading to a huge number of civilian deaths. Officials quoted in Reuters described a “systemic, endemic” problem with Saudi targeting in the war, and decided that they could no longer sell certain “air-dropped” weaponry to the Saudis. The shift is surprising, as US officials have repeatedly claimed support for the Saudi war, but it isn’t necessarily a huge shift.

Dec 14 16:10

Georgia Finds 9 More DHS Attempts To Hack State Election System

Georgia is calling on Donald Trump to investigate the Department of Homeland Security after the discovery of 9 more attempts by the agency to hack the state’s election system.

Dec 14 14:22

63% of Disqualified Detroit Precincts Had Too Many Hillary Clinton Votes

Fraud Audit Underway: Scanners in 248 of Detroit’s 392 disqualified precincts counted more ballots than the actual number of voters.

Dec 14 14:21

Judge: Hacking Accusations “Border On Irrational” – Stein PA Recount Denied

Pennsylvania denies Jill Stein’s recount on 6 separate grounds including hacking accusations “border on irrational”

Dec 14 14:20

51,384 Fraud Votes Unexplained As Hillary Clinton Loses Wisconsin Recount

Wisconsin Vote Fraud goes unexplained in Day 12 of Wisconsin recount as Trump picks up votes and announced the winner.

Dec 14 12:54

NATO-Russia War Seen As Top "Conflict" Risk For 2017 By CFR

A NATO-Russia confrontation has been deemed a top risk by by the CFR survey, conducted by foreign policy experts. This placed it alongside the risk of a nuclear crisis with North Korea, a highly disruptive cyberattack, and a severe terrorist attack on the US among the events with the highest impact on the US.

The likelihoods for the biggest potential conflicts coming true were split into two groups – those with a moderate likelihood of happening, but causing a high impact; and those with a high likelihood of happening, but causing a moderate impact.

Unlike prior years, in 2017 no scenario was deemed both highly likely and highly impactful to U.S. interests, a change from last year when an intensification of Syria’s civil war was considered the most urgent threat. Respondents still considered a worsening of Syria’s civil war to be highly likely in 2017, but downgraded its impact on U.S. interests from high to moderate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly wish that the esteemed members of the CFR could prove one incident of alleged "Russian Aggression"; because all I have seen is the polar opposite fact that NATO has been surrounding Russia with weapons and troops, calling for more expanded moves in that direction for next year!

Russia NEVER "annexed Crimea"; in the Spring of 2014, the US government, in collusion with the IMF, NATO, and various Soros organisations, threw the duly elected Yanukovich under the proverbial bus, then anointed Poroshenko as Ukraine's President, in an election even more crooked than a dog's hind leg!!

Victoria Nuland, in a presentation, even bragged about how much the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine, in a presentation:

Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

At that point, Crimean officials understood that there was no honest representation in Kiev, so they first asked their people, in an observed, and honest, referendum as to whether they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or request to join the Russian Federation. The Crimean people voted overwhelmingly to join the Russian Federation. A petition was put forward to the Russian Federation, asking if Crimea could be accepted as a member, and the Russian Federation accepted.

But this act of peaceful self-determination by the Crimeans made the governments of the Ukraine and US so angry, that they accused Russia of having "annexed" Ukraine, so punished them with sanctions, and insisted that the EU follow along.

NATO, Ukraine, and the US government continue to lie about something which Russia never did, and THAT is their basis for characterizing Russia's behaviour as "aggressive".

In fact, this headline should more clearly read "NATO WANTS WAR WITH RUSSIA"; with all the verbal belligerence on the part of NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, against Russia recently, particularly concerning its involvement with getting rid of Jihadists, that headline would be more real.

US-RUSSIAN WAR TENSIONS MOUNT OVER EASTERN EUROPE AND SYRIA

NATO to increase its combat readiness amid Russian activity - Stoltenberg

What is needed here is a pullback from the rhetoric, and the introduction of some common-sense, intelligent negotiations here between Russia, NATO, AND THE US Government.

War does not have to be inevitable here.

Russia is not the enemy here, despite NATO's best efforts to paint it as such.

Dec 14 12:38

792,000 Illegal Aliens Issued Driver's Licenses In California Since Program Launch

I have been reporting on the DMV stats periodically since California's AB60 was passed. The law allows those who aren't citizens or permanent residents to get a driver license if they provide proof of residence, pass a written-knowledge exam and a behind-the-wheel driving test. The DMV has stopped publishing the numbers on their website as they had promised, but I contacted them and they politely sent me all the latest stats. (Since the law was enacted, 168,000 AB60 applicants failed to get their license, so can we presume that they aren't driving around?)

Dec 14 12:07

There's A Psy-Op, All Right; But It Isn't "The Russians"

Enough with “the Russians” already. This “Russian Disinformation” and “Russian Hacking” stuff is getting more ridiculous by the day.

This is a war on the Trump presidency. It’s an attempted coup.

Maybe it’s even another effort to outright steal the presidency from Trump. Maybe there’s someone with a lot of money to throw into this “OMG THE RUSSIANS” rhetoric who really hates Russia and who really wanted Hillary Clinton to be the President. Maybe his name rhymes with “Doros.” I don’t know this for sure, but it’s at least a more likely story than “The Russians” hacking our election and deliberately spreading propaganda.

And it’s working. Ten of the Electoral College delegates have asked to be briefed on the Russian “interference” before they cast their votes on the 19th.

But that isn’t all. This is a two-for-one deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is more at stake here than the elections. Without the power of the White House behind her, Hillary is looking at multiple lawsuits, courtesy of her arrogance and corruption, which may well lead to jail time.

The Benghazi lawsuit, filed by survivors of those who were slaughtered there, is just the beginning.

The Saudi government paid 20% of her campaign costs, which amounted to a cool $240 million dollars, but - as the saying goes - they bet on the wrong horse. The influence they THOUGHT they would get from a Clinton White House ... will never happen.

The Clinton Foundation is toast, due to all the revelations about it being simply a slush fund and influence-peddling, pay-to-play operation. They will never get their money back. So what now?!?

Will Saudi Arabia file yet another lawsuit, or be called for testimony to the US Senate as to what that money was really supposed to buy?!?

And will there be more lawsuits from Judicial Watch, stemming from her corruption as Secretary of State?!?

The mounting possibilities of lawsuits yet to be filed against her, any one of which could see her in the slammer, are deliciously diverse, unless Obama gives her a blanket pardon, which will make both of them look cheesy and sleazy.

Dec 14 10:44

Embarking on rare visit to Muslim countries, Netanyahu vaunts Israel’s popularity

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took off Tuesday morning for Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, pointing to his trip to the two Muslim countries as an indication that rather than being politically isolated, Israel is courted by countries around the world.

During his two-day visit, aimed at fostering security, economic, and diplomatic ties, Netanyahu will become the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit the region in almost 25 years of diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Visits by Israeli leaders to non-Arab Muslim-majority countries are rare.

Speaking to reporters at the airport, the prime minister said the trip was a further indication of Israeli success in developing relationships with Muslim counties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...courted country.", my ASTROLABE: Netanyahu is in these two countries on a weapons-selling junket. As reported by the Jerusalem Post yesterday:

Iranian adversary reveals it bought $5 billion of weapons from Israel

What is that old line from the Middle East, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"; that is what is going on here.

The Israelis manufacture superlative weapons; Azerbaijan's government wants more of them.

It is just that simple.

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