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Dec 14 09:47

REDEFINING ANTISEMITISM IN GERMANY

It is infuriating how Jews are made victims again in Germany, and how philosemitism has substituted anti-Semitism. On the other hand, Germans who engage for the end of the illegal occupation of Palestine, are defamed and excluded. The bad conscience of the perpetrators‘ progeny is not entitled to label the victims‘ progeny with a kosher stamp for human rights and international law violations. Since Germans know what a system based on injustice was and is able of doing.

Dec 14 09:40

U.S. Continues Support For Saudi Arabia In Yemen While Halting Some Arms Sales

The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters.

The United States will also revamp future training of the kingdom’s air force to focus on improving Saudi targeting practices, a persistent source of concern for Washington.

The decision reflects deep frustration within President Barack Obama’s government over Saudi Arabia’s practices in Yemen’s 20-month-old war, which has killed more than 10,000 people and sparked humanitarian crises, including chronic food shortages, in the poorest country in the Middle East.

It could also further strain ties between Washington and Riyadh in the remaining days of Obama’s administration and put the question of Saudi-U.S. relations squarely before the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Obama; Mr. President, in enabling the Saudi Government to buy their bombs from companies like General Dynamics, you, sir, have allowed this country's government to become complicit in Saudi war crimes in their "scorched earth" campaign in Yemen.

There is no polite way around this sir, and somewhere, in your heart of hearts, you know that this is true.

If gun manufacturers are to blame for gun crime, then the United States is responsible for the war crimes being committed in Yemen.

Saudis strike schools, hospitals, and open air market places with utter impunity; their actions in Yemen border on genocide.

(Warning: very graphic images follow)

dead and wounded Yemeni children, as a result of Saudi air strikes

Oh, and the blockade of Yemen's ports has meant that no food supplies can be delivered, which translates to children who are starving to death, slowly and painfully.

Images of Yemeni children, dying from starvation because of the Saudi blockade of Yemen's ports

When you kill or starve children to death, you take away the potential for a country's future, and it appears, even though you are a father yourself, that you are perfectly comfortable with this slaughter of Yemeni children.

That you use the starving children in Syria as "justification" to prolong that atrocity, is the rankest of hypocrisy.

But then, such an attitude, which dismisses these children as "merely collateral damage",is completely consistent with a sociopathic personality.

This military enabling of Saudi Arabia against the Houthis, rather than developing a strategy of engaging elements of both the Al Hadi government and the Houthi rebels in negotiations to end the bloodshed here, will go down as one of the worst, epic fails of your administrations, worse even than your attempt to keep the fighting in Syria going so you could "dump" your inability to regime-change Damascus on Trump.

History, sir, will not judge you kindly; and I can guarantee that it will judge you on the content of your character, and how that has been made evident by your failure to stop the wars you promised to stop; a further involvement in more wars; the embracing of the horribly immoral act of extrajudicial assassination; and your success at creating more wealth for the one percent, while leaving an economy in which 94 million American workers are not participating in the labor force.

As you strut around the country, and the world, on your "victory lap" before leaving office; please remember that the above is your "true legacy", both to Americans, and to the world.

Dec 14 09:39

House Passes Bill To "Microchip Citizens With 'Mental Disabilities'" - Who's Next?

We’ve all been warned that it is coming, but what is disturbing is that while technology surrounds us and some have concerns about privacy, most shrug at the massive amounts of data they are collecting about our lives, and the incredible level of control the system now has over each individual. This bill passed, clinging to the broadest base of “good intentions” that it could muster, i.e. caring for those with disabilities and decline with age. But in reality, it is a nose under the tent for a system that needs the ability to microchip dissenters, and to force cooperation on the part of the general population.

Dec 14 09:08

THE 'SOFT COUP' BUILDS: "MORE 'ELECTORS' DEMAND RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE BRIEFING BEFORE THEY VOTE

Donald Trump could have the election legally stolen from him on either December 19th when the Electoral College casts their votes or on January 6th when a joint session of Congress gathers to count those votes. As The Economic Collapse blog's Michael Snyder notes, the establishment is in full-blown panic mode at this point, and they seem to have settled on "Russian interference in the election" as the angle that they will use to unleash this 'soft coup' as today, the Hill reports more Democratic electors are joining the call for an intelligence briefing before they cast their votes for president on Monday.

Twenty-nine electors now are pressuring Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to disclose more information about the CIA’s conclusion that Russian interference helped sway the election in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of the rotting essence which rests at the heart of the Clinton Cartel "ethos"; if they cannot get something honestly, they will move heaven and earth to steal it from its rightful owner, including the Presidency.

Should Clinton manage to flip the 38 electors necessary to claw the Presidency back from Trump, this action may well trigger a real civil war in this country; and then, it will be a question of whose side the US military will take in such a conflict.

Will they take the side of We the People; or the side of an oozingly illegitimate, Soros-installed, drug money-corrupted New World Order warmonger?!?

Dec 14 08:59

Anti-Trump Coup Attempt Underway?

The key point about the electors demanding a Russia security investigation snip: Only one was from a state Trump carried (Texas), all others from Hillary-won states - including 17 from California, six from New York and five from Massachusetts - meaning they’ll vote for her on Monday no matter whether DNI complies with their request or not, regardless of what information Clapper may or may not have.

Dec 14 08:58

OBAMA’S LEGACY: INSTITUTIONALIZING ASSASSINATION COMPLEX FOR ANY PRESIDENT TO PLAY JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER

As President Barack Obama’s administration comes closer to an end, the number of civilians killed by United States drone strikes in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen is at least 500, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
Nearly all of the drone strikes were a part of the Obama administration’s institutionalization of a targeted assassination policy, where alleged terrorism suspects or individuals with ties to terrorism organizations were placed on kill lists for execution without charge or trial.

The Obama administration put out a report [PDF] on December 5 summarizing the “legal and policy frameworks” it relied upon in pursuing war. The second half of the report particularly focused on “targeting efforts” or targeted assassinations, which “comply with all applicable international obligations, domestic laws, and policies.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Extrajudicial assassinations are among the worst examples of Obama's "rule by terror" in the Middle East.

The people in the Middle East do not hate us "because of our freedoms"; they hate us because the US military has killed, and mailed, their families and their friends, and there is utterly no legal recourse they have to hand to stop this madness.

I have often thought that these extrajudicial assassinations were a ploy the US government uses to perpetuate jihad in the countries where this practice is carried out; now, I am reasonably certain I am correct on this.

War makes incredible profits for the banks, and for the military industrial complex, and the captains of both industries have one bond in common; before taking the jobs they now have, they have collectively had their consciences surgically removed.

Dec 14 08:53

It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Totalitarianism, and I Don’t Mean Russia

If we smell precisely the stench of the totality of steps taken in NATO countries in recent months, especially in the United States and the European Union, we can smell the stench of totalitarian rule or some would call it, fascism, being quietly imposed on our basic human freedoms. Some recent examples give pause for reflection as to where we are allowing our world to drift.

Dec 14 08:50

"FAKE NEWS", CENSORSHIP, DARWIN AND DEMOCRACY

Censorship is not helpful to democracy--rather, it is the death of democracy.

The mainstream media is awash with hyper-active headlines about "fake news." How can we make sense of this sudden obsession?

Perhaps we can start by separating "news" from "analysis" from "commentary." "News" is "he said this, she did that, this happened." Analysis tries to make sense of trends that are apparent in the news longer-term--for example, why did Trump win? Is the economy actually healthy or not? "Commentary" is opinion that establishes a point of view and defends it while attacking other POVs.

All three of these news flows are constantly being spun /manipulated to support specific agendas and narratives. Now we are being told some of these news flows are false/ misleading and their intent is to disrupt democracy.

Dec 14 08:48

Martin Armstrong Slams CIA "False Flag" To Cover Its Own Hack For Obama

Obama’s parting shot across the bow is his order of a full review into hacking aimed at influencing US elections going back to 2008.

Instead of targeting the CIA or the NSA, WikiLeaks went after an organization Democrats actually care about - the Democratic National Committee - and exposed its internal corruption. If Obama could, he would declare Wikileaks a Terrorist Organization and anyone who published its stuff should be thrown in prison.

Dec 14 08:47

German minister sparks outrage after REFUSING to wear hijab during Saudi Arabia visit

GERMANY’S defence minister has sparked fury in Saudi Arabia after she willingly refused to wear a hijab during an official visit to the Kingdom.

According to an Iranian newspaper, Von der Leyen said: “No woman in my delegation will be required to wear the abaya, as the right to choose one’s attire is a right shared by men and women equally.”

Shortly after her meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, Saudis took to twitter to express their disdain for her actions.

Der Leyen wore a dark blue suit while donning the traditional ghutrah head covering.

Michael Ohnmacht, a German Embassy official, quickly tried to change the focus on the debate.

He said: “The talks between Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed and the German minister focused on ways and means to beef up Saudi German cooperation in different areas, including high-level exchanges, personally education and training, defence, mutual visits and security affairs."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The above is diplo-speak for the reality that Von der Leyen was most likely in Saudi Arabia to push weapons sales, now that Obama has denied the sales of some weapons to Saudi Arabia because of the war crimes they are committing with them in Yemen, and the reality that the Saudis funded approximately 20% of Clinton's campaign through the Foundation, and were expecting some quid pro quo, if she got elected.

Nature abhors a vacuum; that may well account for the timing of this visit.

Profits uber alles, right?!?

And please remember; back in March of this year, Germany sold choppers to Saudi Arabia.

Germany Approves Sale of Military Helicopters to Saudi Arabia.

Dec 14 08:44

Hamilton Electors Launch Ad Offensive Against Trump, Brand Him ‘Russian Stooge’

The Hamilton Elector’s website claims that the Founding Father intended the Electoral College to be a safety gaurd against electing an “unfit man” as president, which isn’t entirely true. In reality the Electoral College was intended to give voters in rural areas an equal voice in choosing their president, otherwise urban voters and their priorities would always overcome them.

It seems the Hamilton Electors are ramping up their efforts and investing serious money (notice they are collecting donations from their website of course) into an advertising campaign with Google, as they have been circulating ads across the Internet implying that Trump is somehow in league with Russia.

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Dec 14 07:07

5 Factors that Transform Civil Unrest Into a Full-Blown Revolution

Revolutions usually are not an instantaneous occurrence, but rather have a slow buildup toward their culmination or climax. When a population suffers for a long period of time without any hope of change in a democratic fashion and their basic needs as individuals and families are not being met, many times matters are taken into their own hands. This is not necessarily a “right” or a “wrong” issue: it just is. Revolution is endemic, so to speak, of the human race.

Dec 14 06:41

Paul Craig Roberts: The Conspiracy to Shut Down Truth, Donald Trump, and The American People

There is circumstantial evidence that the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the rest of the presstitute media are part of a conspiracy with the oligarchs, the military/security complex, the Hillary Democrats, and neoconized Republicans to shut down the dissident Internet alternative media and to deny Donald Trump the presidency.

Dec 14 06:07

House Passes Bill To "Microchip Citizens With 'Mental Disabilities'" - Who's Next?

This bill passed, clinging to the broadest base of “good intentions” that it could muster, i.e. caring for those with disabilities and decline with age.

But in reality, it is a nose under the tent for a system that needs the ability to microchip dissenters, and to force cooperation on the part of the general population. In effect, everyone is now under their thumb with this, because anyone could doesn’t go along with the mass conditioning will be labeled ‘mentally –––’ and branded with a track-and-control chip. Game over.

NOTE: Assume the 'Globalist Agenda' is now in full throttle mode and barring some kind of miracle will not stop until it is achieved or destroyed. Alternatives are quickly disappearing.

Dec 13 17:40

Purveyors of fake news warn of dangers of fake news

It’s not “good reporting” that has The Washington Post leading the pack in the establishment’s crusade against “fake news.” Nor is it a coincidence.

Dec 13 17:18

The hidden costs of our bloated tax code

President-elect Donald Trump could save U.S. taxpayers and business billions of dollars in hidden compliance costs by simplifying the nation’s bloated and incomprehensible tax code.

Dec 13 17:13

What is the real purpose behind the ‘fake news’ attack?

Instead of admitting wrongdoing after this embarrassment, the MSM has decided to double down and escalate the accusation that the alternative media is “fake news.” Meaning, the MSM wants people to believe that we are liars and amateurs, that they are the “professionals,” and that the public should ignore everything the alternative media has to say from now on. I have to point out, though, that the narrative of mainstream news versus “fake news” seems a little thin to me. Meaning, I believe there is more going on here than the MSM simply trying to save itself.

Dec 13 16:53

Myanmar military behind torching of Rohingya villages: HRW

Human Rights Watch says evidence shows Myanmar’s military is behind the torching of villages belonging to persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, urging the government to allow aid agencies and media into the troubled region.

On Tuesday, the New York-based rights body released Satellite imagery and interviews with witnesses, saying at least 1,500 buildings have been destroyed since October 2015 in Rakhine, home to a large number of Rohingya Muslims.

“The new findings refute the Myanmarese military and government’s claims that Rohingya militants were responsible for burning down their own villages,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at the rights group.

“The satellite imagery and eyewitness interviews clearly point the finger at the military for setting these buildings ablaze,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never, this lifetime, thought I would have to say, "Watch out: here come the Buddhists!" Unfortunately, however, in Myanmar, that seems to be the case.

This ethnic cleansing attempt, on the part of the government by destroying Rohingya homes, is a very black mark against the Mayanmarese military.

And Aung San Suu Kyi, now the State Councellor of Myanmar, shame on you! Because of your background, and your steadfastness for human rights, people in both your own country, and around the world, are thoroughly disappointed in your not taking a very strong stand against this behaviour.

Dec 13 16:45

Web Bots Predict Massive Financial Shock In Early 2017: ‘Confusion, Bond Market Degradation, Crumbling Of Everything’ - Mac Slavo

Clif High of HalfPastHuman, however, has taken a different course. Since the mid-1990’s High’s algorithms have been scouring the internet. With the advent of social networks and tens of thousands of citizen-driven blogs, that data has gotten ever more accurate. So accurate in fact, that on October 27 High’s automated “Web Bots” predicted that not only would Trump win by a landslide, but that Hillary Clinton would be “missing” following the election, a prediction that was so accurate it blew away just about every professional analysis firm in the world.

Now the Web Bots are predicting another paradigm-shifting event. According to Clif High, it appears that a massive financial shock is brewing for early 2017:

We’re facing the following situation…

The confusion, the degradation of the bond market, the crumbling of everything else…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we have counseled so many times on this blog, please don't panic: plan.

Do not have any more money in your bank account than you need to pay your bills.

Reduce your credit card balances to near zero; buy minor items on them, so the cards do not get pulled for non-use.

Buy some silver, and/or gold, if possible. Find a place where you can store it inconspicuously, so it will can not found by looters.

Find neighbours you feel comfortable with, and see what services you can barter with them, if things get really bad. Should this happen, it will be a time when members of small communities really need to support each other.

Make sure you have long-term storable food; potable water; a way to cook things if electricity goes out; extra medications for yourself, your family, and pets.

Make sure, if you are separated from your family, that you have a plan for getting back together. If you have kids in school, make sure you know what the school's policy is if you feel you need to take them home early, in case of an emergency.

Plan an escape route, identify where you need to go, and know precisely what you will take in your bugout kit.

Make sure you have communications devices with you (two way radios, and lots of batteries are a good idea if phones stop functioning) take a look at the product ratings, and see which one looks like the best; also, make sure you have equipment for self-protection ahead of any emergency situation.

Dec 13 14:59

Not Just America: Germany and Other Countries Blame Russia for Losses By Status Quo

The indisputable fact is that prevailing institutions of authority in the West, for decades, have relentlessly and with complete indifference stomped on the economic welfare and social security of hundreds of millions of people. While elite circles gorged themselves on globalism, free trade, Wall Street casino gambling, and endless wars (wars that enriched the perpetrators and sent the poorest and most marginalized to bear all their burdens), they completely ignored the victims of their gluttony, except when those victims piped up a bit too much — when they caused a ruckus — and were then scornfully condemned as troglodytes who were the deserved losers in the glorious, global game of meritocracy.

Dec 13 11:20

Court Officials Who Jailed a Veteran for Living Off-Grid Were “Just Doing Their Jobs”

Here’s an entry for the “Job-Doing Hall of Fame.”

What if your job meant that you had to go arrest a guy who just wanted to live off the grid on his own land? What if that guy was a veteran? What if his only crime was refusing a service that he was supposed to pay for, like public water or utilities?

Is it actually acceptable to go to his place, kidnap him, and hold him against his will for that?

If YOU are the person who takes any of those actions, are you to blame if you’re “just doing your job?”

Dec 13 10:48

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA SHOULD PREPARE TO BECOME TARGETS OF COVERT CYBER WARFARE

The United States Senate pulled a fast one. On December 8, it passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act was added to the authorization bill.

Dec 13 10:41

What ARE they hiding? Brussels bigwigs to make swathes of EU lawmaking SECRET from voters

BRUSSELS bigwigs have this afternoon passed a controversial report dubbed the 'death of democracy' which will make huge swathes of EU lawmaking totally secret from voters.

Critics blasted MEPs for showing "contempt for the electorates of Europe" after they voted for the anti-democratic measure designed to hand more power to unelected bureaucrats.

Dec 13 09:37

Police Say Video of Cop Bashing Innnocent 16-yo Boy’s Head is ‘Insufficient Evidence’ to Charge Him

Baton Rouge police announced last week that one of their officers will not face any consequences for repeatedly punching a 16-year-old boy in the head while his fellow officers held him down.

According to the Advocate, the internal affairs complaint against the policeman, Sgt. Todd Bourgoyne, was found to be “not sustained” by Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. on August 25, according to police spokesman Lt. Jonny Dunnam, meaning investigators didn’t find evidence of wrongdoing or a violation of department policy.

Dec 13 09:31

DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald Trump.

“The department will decline to comment,” DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday afternoon.

Dec 13 08:58

Police killed more than twice as many people as reported by US government

An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country’s most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Dec 13 08:54

Snouts in the Trough, Hooves in the Till

when double-dipping cops and public servants steal from their own

Dec 13 08:38

“Fake News” Is A Ticking Suicide-Bomb

The simple truth is this, we have reached a moment of truth, the surprise Trump upset of the Establishment has not only exposed the perennial elitist control over the American corporate media and the entire political process, it has proven conclusively that the majority of that media has been actively engaged in a nationwide process of organized deception and perception management for the purpose of creating a false national narrative and the illusion of massive popular support for the Establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. This false narrative came crashing down with the Trump win. The false news narrative, painted for us on the canvas of our minds in brilliant technicolor, was composed of hundreds of bits of Western “fake news”, stitched together in a bizarre patchwork quilt of “called nightly news”, then presented as “real news,” with the intention of subverting American Democracy.

Dec 13 08:04

Stop calling them boys and girls! Advisers who are paid £200k to help train teachers say using sex specific terms in the classroom is unfair to transgenders

Children as young as seven are to be taught in schools to stop using the terms 'boys' and 'girls' – in case they discriminate against transgender pupils.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"From now on, you will address all people by the gender-neutral term 'slave!'" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 13 08:01

To Tax Is to Destroy

Pleading the case on behalf of McCulloch, the eminent jurist Daniel Webster argued that Maryland had no authority to tax the bank. The essence of his argument was quite simple: "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy."

The court agreed. Speaking for a unanimous court, Chief Justice John Marshall echoed Webster's words. He wrote, "The power to tax implies the power to destroy. If the States may tax one instrument, may they not tax every other instrument…? This was not intended by the American people."

Consequently, with the help of these two highly esteemed jurists, we have conclusively settled a point of contention among many scholars — that the unlimited power to tax is the power to destroy, clear and simple. And without question, the government has an unlimited power in this respect.

Let us now examine some of the many ways in which the power to tax destroys.

Dec 13 06:57

The sequence by which major media went stark raving mad

by Jon Rappoport

December 12, 2016

I’ve been working as a reporter since 1982. Since then I’ve watched big-media news lie in every possible way they could. But I’ve never seen them race to the edge of a cliff and jump off—until now.

Here is the rough sequence, acted out in the past year.

Dec 13 05:19

Hillary Coup Attempting To Steal Presidency From Trump On December 19th Or January 6th (Video)

Far too many people have been duped into the belief that happy days are here again simply because Trump won, and that rationale is utterly delusional. People are beginning to believe that Trump can somehow undo decades of damage economically, and stop the collapse of the U.S. Dollar, or the global reset… WRONG! Furthermore, do Trump supporters think that the thousands, if not tens of thousands of far-left, violent, angry, protestors were going to change their minds on carrying out the largest civil uprising in our nation's history? WRONG!

Dec 12 20:16

The CIA’s Absence of Conviction

I had a call from a Guardian journalist this afternoon. The astonishing result was that for three hours, an article was accessible through the Guardian front page which actually included the truth among the CIA hype:

The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government.

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”

“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.

Dec 12 16:09

Can Laws the Globalist Made Be Used to take Down New World Order’s Treasonous Subversives Under a Trump Administration?

The Patriot Act, The John Warner Defense Authorization Act, The Military Commissions Act, The Insurrection Act, NDAA of 2012 and Presidential Directive 51 were designed to quash the resistance to the New World Order by using the Military to take over state legislators and remove governors, local governments that will not go along with the globalist agenda. To arrest public servants and dissidents defiant to the tyrannical government coming out of Washington DC. To come after and arrest veterans, gun rights advocates, pro-life supporters and devout Christians. To remove the opposition was the goal.
Now the tables might have turned where these laws can be used against them. The New World Order has a good reason to be scared.

Dec 12 15:30

Intelligence Officer Who Personally Met the Democratic Email Leaker Confirms He Was with the American Intelligence Services … Not Russia

The former intelligence analyst, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and chancellor of the University of Dundee, Craig Murray, wrote yesterday:

As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two.

***

I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.

In other words, Murray – a close friend of Julian Assange – says he knows for a fact that there were no hacks at all … instead, an American insider leaked the information to Wikileaks.

Dec 12 15:13

A “Soft Coup” Attempt: Furious Trump Slams “Secret” CIA Report Russia Helped Him Win

The Washington Post reports a secret anonymous CIA assessment claims Russia tried to help Trump win the election . The Post falsely claimed there is a consensus in the CIA while Lawmakers briefed on the report say there is no direct evidence of Russian involvement, the evidence is circumstantial and not all agents agreed on the assessment.

Dec 12 15:12

DHS Caught Hacking U.S. Election System

The U.S. DHS has been caught trying to hack Georgia’s election system after weeks of blaming Russia.

Dec 12 12:13

MADURO STUNNER: VENEZUELA ELIMINATES HALF ITS PAPER MONEY AFTER PULLING LARGEST BILL FROM CIRCULATION

Having observed the economic chaos to emerge as a result of India's shocking Nov. 8 demonetization announcement, and perhaps confident it can do better, today president Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, Latin America's most distressed economy, mired in an economic crisis and facing hyperinflation, likewise shocked the nation when he announced on state TV that just like India, Venezuela would pull its highest denominated, 100-bolivar bill (which is worth about two U.S. cents on the black market), from circulation over the next 72 hours, ahead of the introduction of new, higher-value notes, as large as 20,000.

"I have decided to take out of circulation bills of 100 bolivars in the next 72 hours," Maduro said. "We must keep beating the mafias."

To this we would add "and cue economic chaos", but since this is Venezuela, that's a given.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The questions rightly need to be asked; at what point with the Venezuelan people revolt against their government, and when that revolt does happen, what side will the Venezuelan military be on?!?

US sanctions against the country have not helped much.

Obama Signs Venezuela Sanctions Extension

And when oil prices were deliberately crashed last year, in an attempt to hurt Russia economically, it also hurt Venezuela economically as well, which the US government knew was going to happen.

The US government has hoped for "regime change" in this country, and may well get it in the not too distant future.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

I just have to wonder just who will wind up replacing Maduro, when he ultimately falls, and how repressive he or she will be, in the process of attempting to bring back Venezuela's economy from utter collapse.

Dec 12 11:27

Europe on the brink: Streets 'will become war zones' as continent descends into crisis

It comes after months of warnings from experts – including top military brasses – that massive economic issues, mass immigration, and terrorism will lead to a full-scale crisis.

They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.

In December 2015, one of the most apocalyptic warnings came from André Blattmann, the Swiss head of the armed forces.

Blattmann, who left his job just weeks later, said the combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.

He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.

Just weeks ago, French scholar of Islam, Gilles Kepel, told German newspaper Die Welt that the eventual goal of Islamic terrorism was not to simply murder western people in Europe.

He explained the purpose of bloody and vicious attacks on innocent people is to incite hatred among the general population of Muslims in general.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I know; this article appears both sensationalist and apocalyptic, as is thedailystar.com's style.

but I have to wonder, looking at all the disintegration we are seeing in European countries, and the problems brought on by out of control immigration, how far fetched are these assessments, and what can European politicians can actually do to prevent this predicted "civil war" in Europe?!?

I can tell you one thing; these European leaders better be thinking far ahead, and not just to the next election, before things do go wildly out of control in Europe!

Dec 12 11:17

George W. Bush Is Beng Sued For War Crimes! LIVE COVERAGE CALIFORNIA''S 9th Circuit

This case was dismissed in 2014 but the appeal is being heard today. The oral argument will be live streamed and recorded on the Ninth Circuit's YouTube channel, permitting members of the public to watch the argument.
The Court's calendar commences at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 12th; the case will likely be heard later in the morning, as it is last on the Court's calendar. UPDATE: I watched the 32-minute hearing live & did a write-up on the proceedings. Wow, 32 minutes is all our 'justice system' grants for a war with untold millions of deaths and consequences of Biblical proportions. Amazing.

Dec 12 11:01

Claim That US Election Could Be Hacked Just 'Headline-Grabbing Media Invention'

Following the initial announcement, which focused on Russia's alleged role, White House spokesman Eric Schultz was forced to backtrack, saying that the review will actually "be looking at all foreign actors" and efforts to interfere in the elections, not just those by Russia.

Dec 12 11:01

‘Fake News’: Who is Really Making the War on Truth?

The other day David Ignatius, a columnist at the Washington Post, declared sententiously that «truth is losing». He meant of course «the truth» according to the US government.

Dec 12 10:59

35 things the media reported as FACTS that were later found to be total lies

Truth is the greatest enemy of the state, and the purpose of the state-run media is to broadcast a sufficient quantity of lies to suffocate the truth and thereby protect state interests.

As Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels once explained:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

Here are 35 huge lies the mainstream media repeatedly reported as "facts" that we now know to be total lies:

Dec 12 10:19

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST “INTELLIGENCE SOURCES” UNDER INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATION…

Various Trump administration officials are then commanded to show up for interviews where they are asked to respond to the content of media reports which are based entirely on other manipulated media reports….. And that’s where we are today.

However, if anyone could actually pause and call out this nonsense they might find it useful to reference the already well known politicization of the entire intelligence community apparatus. The politicization was/is so severe it led to an inspector general investigation:

More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials.

Dec 12 10:09

MORE PROSECUTORS REFUSE TO ACCEPT GUILTY PLEAS BASED ON FAULTY $2 FIELD DRUG TESTS

It's a good start. The $2 drug tests are great for law enforcement drug warriors, but not much good for anyone else. The cheap tests, performed in the field by officers, have been known to call everything from baking soda to donut glaze illegal substances. This is often good enough for government work, especially when the government work involves obtaining convictions.

Harris County, Texas -- where the 300 wrongful convictions were uncovered -- is also no longer accepting pleas based on field test results. But that only solves part of the problem. The other problem is what to do with those accused of drug possession. Treating the tests as fallible helps prevent wrongful convictions, but those facing drug charges remain locked up while waiting for lab test results.

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So, drug enforcement agencies and police departments in this country were counting on the false positives these tests provided for convictions?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Dec 12 09:36

The political fight behind Facebook and Google’s new terrorist content database

This week, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter announced a new database for images and videos that promote terrorism. The database, which is hosted by Facebook, is designed as a defense against propaganda videos and imagery by terrorist groups — a tactic ISIS has aggressively embraced. Flag a single image on a single service, and any of the participating companies will be able to find and remove copies, potentially erasing it from the most popular places on the web in a single stroke.

Dec 12 09:09

FBI Disputes CIA's "Fuzzy And Ambiguous" Claims That Russia Sought To Influence Presidential Election

The FBI did not corroborate the CIA’s claim that Russia had a hand in the election of President-elect Donald Trump in a meeting with lawmakers last week.

A senior FBI counterintelligence official met with Republican and Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in order to give the bureau’s view of a recent CIA report. The official did not concur with the CIA, frustrating Democrats.

The CIA believes Russia “quite” clearly intended to send Trump to the White House. The claim is a bold one and concerned Democrats and some Republicans who are worried about Trump’s desire to mend relations with an increasingly aggressive Russia. The CIA report was “direct, bold and unqualified,” one of the officials at the meeting told The Washington Post Saturday.

The FBI official was much less convinced of the claims, providing “fuzzy” and “ambiguous” remarks.

Dec 12 08:53

‘Fake News’: Who is Really Making the War on Truth?

US accusations are like Pot calling Kettle black, or like the aggressor who accuses its intended victim of aggression.

Dec 12 08:39

Former UK Ambassador Calls CIA Russian US Election Hacking Charge "Bullshit"

Can any sensible person believe Hillary lost to Trump because of Russia? It’s an absurdity on its face. Yet US, UK and other European media keep hyping it to their disgrace.

Murray called CIA charges against Russia “bullshit. They are absolutely making it up. I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.”

There you have it from a credible source with inside knowledge. Claiming Russian responsibility is blatant agency fake news, disgraceful lying for political reasons - clearly to bash Russia, while denigrating Trump’s triumph in service to Hillary and dark forces backing her.

Murray concluded saying “(t)he worst thing about all this is that it is aimed at promoting further conflict with Russia,” endangering everyone.

Dec 12 08:36

Washington Post goes “full treason” – fabricates entire story falsely claiming Trump won because of Russian hacks

The Washington Post has finally committed its most desperate act of credibility suicide, publishing a blatantly false, fabricated story that now claims Russia directly interfered with the election to deliver a victory to Donald Trump. Click here to read the WashPost fabrication in full.

The WashPost story does not name a single source for the accusation, and the obviously fabricated story serves primarily to provide cover for a previous story the Washington Post also faked (and then got caught faking).

“Journalism” at the WashPost, in other words, has devolved to the point where new fake stories are published to try to bolster the fabrications of old fake stories. All of them feed into the paranoid delusions of the hysterial left which has now entered the realm of clinically diagnosable mental illness when it comes to excuses for why Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump. (Next, we’ll hear tin foil hat theories that aliens or Bigfoot stole the election, no doubt…)

Dec 12 08:31

Italy gets its fourth unelected Prime Minister

Why let the people choose their leaders when the establishment can do it for them?

The Italian foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has been chosen by Italy’s president to replace Matteo Renzi as prime minister, a choice that signals continuity in the centre-left government’s domestic and foreign policies at a volatile time for the eurozone’s third-largest economy.

Dec 12 08:08

Alert! Alert! Alert! While You Were Distracted the Senate Seized Control Over the Media—Passed Orwellian Act

Do you ever feel as if you are living in George Orwell’s 1984? A book that tells a story of how “big brother” watches, monitors and manipulates your every move. If truth be told, we truly are living the 1984 NIGHTMARE, and just this past week, the senate made sure to solidify it by seizing control of the media with hidden verbiage in the NDAA Act For Fiscal Year 2017; section 1287 reads:

“PURPOSE.—The purpose of the Center shall be to lead, synchronize, and coordinate efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests.”

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The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everybody can see it!

Dec 12 06:20

It's not he or she - it's ze: Oxford students told to use 'gender neutral pronouns'

Deliberately using the wrong pronoun for a transgender person is an offence under Oxford's behaviour code.

Dec 11 20:04

Q & A With Emily Youcis: Philadelphia Phillies 'Pistachio Girl' Fired For Being Pro-White

This weekend I contacted Emily Youcis, an independent animator and artist who was recently fired from her job hawking pistachios, beer, and other snacks at Philadelphia Phillies baseball games following coverage of her attendance at the NPI conference in Washington, D.C. late last month.

Dec 11 17:12

Flashback: Facebook, stop deleting Arab atheist and secularist groups and pages !

"This week only, more then 9 of the biggest Facebook groups of atheists and secular Arabs were closed after reports campaigns led by Islamist groups containing hundreds of thousands of members. They are abusing the Facebook report facility to remove all pages that oppose their ideology."

The link goes to a petition started in april this year but it seems the problems haven't been solved yet.

Dec 11 10:16

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

Then there was the claim about the "Mobile biological weapons laboratories". Proffered in the absence of any real laboratories in the wake of the invasion, photos of these trailers were shown on all the US Mainstream Media, with the claim they while seeming to lack anything suggesting biological processing, these were part of a much larger assembly of multiple trailers that churned out biological weapons of mass destruction.

The chief proponent of this hoax was Colin Powell, who presented illustrations such as this one to the United Nations on February 5th, 2003.

This claim fell apart when it was revealed that these trailers were nothing more than hydrogen gas generators used to inflate weather balloons. This fact was already known to both the US and UK, as a British company manufactured the units and sold them to Iraq.

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As long as we are in a war between Corporate Media and Independent Media over who really is the "Fake News", it is time to remind everyone of this whopper that started a war and got a lot of people killed, including Iraqis tortured to death by the US!

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Dec 11 09:52

How To INSTANTLY Tell If Russia Hacked the Election

In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present.

The Trump transition team dismissed the findings in a short statement issued Friday evening. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,’?” the statement read.

Trump has consistently dismissed the intelligence community’s findings about Russian hacking.

“I don’t believe they interfered” in the election, he told Time magazine this week. The hacking, he said, “could be Russia. And it could be China. And it could be some guy in his home in New Jersey.”

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And it could be the Department of Homeland Security, which was CAUGHT hacking into Georgia's voter information system.

Dec 11 09:49

LEAKED FOOTAGE EXPOSES CNN PRODUCING FAKE NEWS DURING FIRST GULF WAR

Leaked footage has emerged of Charles Jaco when he was the CNN anchor made internationally famous for heroically covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War.

The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on while he clowns around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background is adorned by fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.

The second part of this video is a live CNN satellite feed recorded onto VHS showing the final cut. Charles Jaco is wearing a different jacket, but he had the same act. Even though the acting is terrible as Charles Jaco wore a gas mask, and his fellow correspondent Carl Rochelle wore a helmet—the American public were manipulated and duped en masse. The sirens and missile sound effects are part of the stage set. The camera never pans out or shows the sky as they appear terrified of chemical weapons being dropped from above.

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If you want fake news, just continue watching the corporate prestitutes obediently regurgitating the propaganda, and narrative, the US government wants you to believe is real!!

Dec 11 09:44

The CIA's SECRET Plan For President Trump

Dec 11 09:39

TRUMP IS INHERITING POWER TO ASSASSINATE ANYONE, INCLUDING US CITIZENS, WITH NO OVERSIGHT

The Obama administration institutionalized a global killing apparatus that is unaccountable to the judiciary, and only nominally accountable to Congress. If US citizens aren't always entitled to due process, what limits will there be on attacks on non-citizens, especially under a Trump presidency?

Now, as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office after a campaign in which he promised to carry out war crimes, such as killing the families of suspected terrorists and reviving the torture program, Awlaki's death is getting renewed attention. If Awlaki, a US citizen, could be deprived of life without judicial oversight, what limits will there be on Trump's authority to carry out similar strikes against citizens and non-citizens alike?

Jameel Jaffer, author of the new book The Drone Memos and director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, explained to me that at its core, the Awlaki case was about centralized power in the executive branch.

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I would like to hope that Trump's threat to extrajudicially assassinate people and their families was simply campaign rhetoric, and nothing more.

My hope is, after having taken the Oath of Office, he will very much move to the center.

Should he choose to exercise this executive power of extrajudicial assassination, he will prove himself a profound disappointment, and moral embarrassment, to many of the people who supported him over Clinton in this last election cycle.

Dec 11 09:28

Trump Slams CIA Over Russia

Dec 11 09:26

OBAMA’S LEGACY: HUMAN COST OF EIGHT YEARS OF WAR

President Barack Obama declared during his second inauguration speech, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” However, one of the main legacies of Obama’s presidency may be that his administration further institutionalized a framework for a global “war on terrorism” with no end in sight.

In a report released on December 5 on the “legal and policy frameworks” for pursuing war, Obama suggests the frameworks show the U.S. is capable of defending its interests at home and around the world in a manner consistent with the “laws, values, and traditions” that are a “source” of America’s “greatest strength.”

There are six “theaters” of war, which the report highlights: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. It omits Pakistan, where the CIA has launched drone strikes, as well as countries in Africa, like Mali.

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And PLEASE, will someone from the Nobel Peace Prize Committee have the "male attributes" to call the White House, and ask for Obama's Peace Prize to be returned?!?

As warmonger-in-chief, he has hardly deserved it!!!

Dec 11 09:22

DISTURBING VIDEO SHOWS COPS TIE MAN TO CHAIR, BEAT HIM UNTIL HE GOES UNCONSCIOUS AND BLIND

Stop Resisting’ are the infamous words of police in America. While many times these words are warranted, all too often we hear them being repeated over and over as restrained and even unconscious victims are beaten to a pulp. Eastpointe’s Frankie Taylor is an example of one these cases.

On August 10, 2015, Taylor was picked up for a routine DUI arrest and brought to the Eastpointe police department for booking. When Taylor asked the officers what he was being booked for, they became enraged.

“If you keep acting like a child, you’re going to get strapped in that chair and you’re going to stay there,” an officer can be heard saying on the video.

When Taylor asks to use the phone, he is swarmed by police and forced into a restraint chair as police threaten to taser him. Once Taylor is in the chair, a sadistic officer is seen putting on his blue gloves before pummelling Taylor’s face — over and over again.

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You've just GOT to love how Michigan police interpret the phrase "to protect and serve" here.

For those Michiganders who can, vote with your feet, and move out of the state; if you are contemplating planning a conference, or any other kind of event in the state, move your venue now.

Then email Governor Rick Snyder about why you are doing this, and attach this article as your reason for doing this, which is that no visitor or resident of the state is safe from police brutality at this point.

Lost tax revenue hits a state where it hurts, and just may get enough traction to cause a change in how policing is done here.

Dec 11 09:21

Tucker Carlson The Democrats Problem Was Not Hacking Or Fake News... It Was That We Knew Too Much

Dec 11 09:14

Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.

The legislation would permit the Justice Department to award grants to law enforcement agencies and non-profits for training and tracking devices to find individuals with autism or seniors with Alzheimer’s who have wandered away.

However, some are concerned the measure goes too far. The bill’s original language authorized the Attorney General to insert tracking chips into individuals involuntarily.

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This is a bridge too far, and not something the Federal Government should be doing; and I can say this because such legislation can be rapidly amended to include involuntary implantation of RFID chips into the bodies of people who have the annoying habit of exposing the US government's bad behaviour, when it is NOT acting in the best interests of We the People, but acting only in the behalf of their elite, corporate buddies.

I am quite sure that there are those in the bowels of this government who would love to put Mike and me on a "waiting list" for such devices; however, they would find our travels frustratingly predictable.

We'll run out to the market; the post office; church; and back home.

Dec 11 09:02

"HARD-CORE CLINTON FANATIC" MANUFACTURED "VIRAL FAKE NEWS" THAT MSNBC USED TO DISCREDIT WIKILEAKS

The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”; because the phrase lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Dec 11 08:53

Tensions rise between Trump and the CIA over Russia's hacking during the 2016 campaign

Tensions between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence officials boiled over Saturday as the president-elect’s transition team mockingly compared a secret CIA assessment that Russia tried to sway the U.S. election in Trump's favor to the agency’s misjudgments on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

The widening public rift between the incoming president and the nation’s powerful intelligence community could pose high-risk problems both for his administration and for national security.

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Dec 11 08:51

Foreign Media (but not US Corporate Media): Brutal power struggle in the US: CIA is targeting Donald Trump

The CIA has targeted the designated US president. This can be very dangerous for Donald Trump before his inauguration.

Dec 11 08:40

ARE THEY ACTUALLY CALLING FOR A “MINISTRY OF TRUTH” NOW?

You can really see how coordinated the effort is for political leaders and their lapdog mainstream media to call for the shutting down of free speech under the label “fake news,” which is really just another way of them saying, “Things that go against our agenda” or “The only fake news you get to watch or read is *our* fake news!” *whine*

The most sadly hilarious part, even more ridiculous than Obama essentially calling for a ministry of “truthiness,” was when Brian Williams actually sat in front of a camera and referred to himself as “the real news”.

America is clearly inching one step closer to George Orwell’s 1984… Where do you think they’ll build the Ministry of Truth?

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Dec 11 08:00

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into their fake world never admitting to a history of their easily documented lies (4 of 15)

*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.

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 15)

Dec 10 17:27

Local Town Officials Can’t Stop Citizens Buying Firearms So They Make Access Harder Instead

So, what’s the issue with having a gun shop in your local residential area? Are local lawmakers concerned someone will wake up, out of the blue, and purchase a gun for nefarious purposes?

Dec 10 16:45

Obama rushing to Trump-proof White House…

Obama is trying to put the people and policies in place that he wants to outlast his presidency in the final weeks before Donald Trump takes over. And his supporters want more, way more.

Dec 10 16:34

The real reason Hillary Clinton is scolding Americans over ‘fake news’

Clinton’s beef, however, isn’t with fake news — it’s with free speech. After all, Clinton has been a huge promoter of actual fake news over the years. From bimbo eruptions to the Benghazi video, the former first lady has made a career out of media manipulation.

Dec 10 16:31

Why Did Japan Choose a Suicidal War in 1941?

Seven decades after Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor some truth is finally beginning to emerge from the miasma of propaganda that still clouds our vision of World War II.

Dec 10 12:36

Trump, Obama, Clintons, Bushes Skype with ‘Black Hat handler’: Hail Mary plan to end alternative media as ‘fake news,’ purge government ‘White Hats,’ restore corporate media reputation by reporting on UFOs

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(Satire) In an extraordinarily high-tech conference room, a wall of high-definition screens show six faces: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, W. Bush, and GHW Bush; each about 4 feet by 3 feet in a large connected rectangle going clockwise from the top-left position. The room is dark. A male is alone in the conference room; a “Black Hat handler.” Different from the first two Skype calls (one, two), the handler is visibly tired from over-work. (full adult language)

Black hat: We need to brief you on another possible endgame for our victory. Evolving events have us preparing different moves. As always, your role is to speak as you’re told.

(pauses to check faces for understanding, stops at W in exasperation for ongoing lack of focus) W, are you… texting?

W: (looking up) Oh, sorry, no. I’m painting.

Dec 10 11:40

FBI sent planeload of agents to frame Assange in Iceland, got snubbed by minister

The US sent a “planeload of FBI agents” to Iceland in 2011 to frame WikiLeaks and its co-founder Julian Assange, according to a former Icelandic minister of interior, who refused them any cooperation and asked them to cease their activities.

In June 2011, Obama administration implied to Iceland's authorities they had knowledge of hackers wanting to destroy software systems in the country, and offered help, then-Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson, said in an interview with the Katoikos publication.

However, Jonasson said he instantly became “suspicious” of the US good intentions, “well aware that a helping hand might easily become a manipulating hand.”

Dec 10 10:55

PropOrNot: Evidence of a CIA Psychological Operation

In early 2008, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard scholar and later the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, wrote a paper with colleague Adrian Vermeule titled simply “Conspiracy Theories.” Sunstein and Vermeule argue the existence of conspiracy theories “may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law.”

In addition to proposing outright censorship of information the government considers“extremist theories,” Sunstein and his co-author suggest using “cognitive infiltration” of groups and networks.

Instead of a covert operation resembling the FBI’s Operation COINTELPRO using physical infiltration to disrupt and discredit political groups, Sunstein proposed attacking targeted groups in cyberspace.

Dec 10 10:17

Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton

A 1995 federal court ruling out of Pennsylvania may offer some clues to Clinton supporters as to possible legal authority for removing an elected official from office and replacing them with their erstwhile opponent.

In light of late-breaking reports Friday evening that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump’s victory, Clinton supporters are furiously in pursuit of remedies.

At 10:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Washington Post broke an explosive story alleging that Russians had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in order to assist Donald Trump in a victory over democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The story reveals that a CIA assessment detailing this conclusion had been presented to President Obama and top congressional leaders last week.

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This alleged CIA "assessment" has been presented as accomplished fact, with absolutely no evidence revealed of how this could have possibly come about.

And in the HufPo Article (or, what passes for journalism at this blog these days) the breathlessness, and lack of any attribution whatsoever, makes this accusation highly suspicious, and stink to high heaven.

A shocking secret CIA assessment has concluded that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election expressly to help Donald Trump win, according to an exclusive report Friday by The Washington Post (the same Washington Post that claimed this website was a Russian propaganda outlet, then admitted the story was fake). Until now, intelligence sources have indicated that Russian hacking throughout the campaign that repeatedly exposed information overwhelmingly embarrassing for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was an effort to undermine Americans’ faith in their government. Now the intelligence community has concluded that Russia was clearly after a Trump victory and manipulated information to that end, according to sources who spoke to the newspaper. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” a senior U.S. official briefed on the CIA assessment told The Washington Post. “That’s the consensus view.”

"...consensus view", MY ASTROLABE! Right now, in this very dangerous geopolitical assertion against Russia, the CIA appears to be "fact free", with no mechanism, and no actual information on how this could have possibly happened.

And who the hell are the alleged "sources" on this?!? The American people deserve to know. Apparently, the WaPo has decided to blatantly ignore the basic tenants of journalism: who, what, when, where, and why.

And CIA, I have a news flash for you: the American people's faith in their government was destroyed quite a long time ago. The real erosion started when, enabled by a presstitute media, President Bush lied about Saddam Hussein's alleged "weapons of mass destruction", as the "justification" for the invasion and occupation of Iraq; and we can all see, today, just how brilliantly that has gone.

Trump Is Right, Bush Lied: A Little-Known Part of the Bogus Case for War

The American people, and the world, understand that the US government lies with impunity, to further its geopolitical, or partisan, agendas; here, we are dealing with a desperate Clinton, and desperate Democratic party, pathologically unable to learn from their mistakes, and willing to do anything to override the will of the people.

I shudder to think what the outcome will be if Trump is not verified as President Elect on the 19th of this month.

Dec 10 09:38

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ASKING FOR A GOVERNMENT BAILOUT VIA CENSORSHIP

The current controversy is different. Many people in Washington are irate over Wikileaks — not because the email were untrue but because they proved what many had long suspected . . . that Washington is a highly corrupt place full of truly despicable people. For people who make their living on controlling media and information, it was akin to the barbarians breaching the walls of Rome. So the answer is to call for government regulation to combat what will be declared “fake” news or propaganda. It is only the latest effort to convince people to surrender their rights and actually embrace censorship.

– From Jonathan Turley’s: Washington Post Issues Correction To “Fake News” Story

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Those most likely to disseminate "fake news" are generally elements of the US government itself, enabled by the presstitutes and whorespondents, who obediently regurgitate their codswallop to the masses, in order to support a specific narrative, frequently involving war.

Who told you that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction"?!?

Who told you that 9/11 was the work of the Afghanis, then the Iraqis?!?

And who is NOT telling you how the US is enabling the Saudis in their genocidal war against the Yemeni people?!?

Oh, and BTW on that last one, here is what the US military enabling of Saudi Arabia is "accomplishing" in Yemen:

Warning: horrifically graphic images.

ImImages: Saudi boming raids leave dead and wounded Yemeni children

Yemeni children dying of malnutrition, due to Saudi blockading Yemeni ports

Sure makes one proud to be an American, knowing your country is a proud partner in war crimes, doesn't it?!?

And this, folks, is why the presence of the independent media is more critical to the discussion of what it means to be an American, and what should be going on in our name, and with our tax dollars, and what should not, than ever.

I know that the images I have just posted are gut-wrenching; that is precisely why I have posted them. But what coverage have you seen of this US-enabled war on any of the corporate media outlets?!?

The short answer is, zero, nada, zilch, and that is because the US government doesn't want you to look there at all, or have your mind "troubled" by what it has signed off on.

And also, did you know that the Pentagon has just signed off on a new deployment of 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan?!?

Pentagon to deploy 2,300 more US troops to Afghanistan

Heard a peep about it from the corporate press?!?

Didn't think so.

And please remember: corporate news stations are not required to tell you the truth. One of the most outrageous examples of this is how Fox news fought a lawsuit against two reporters, who was tasked with finding the benefits of bovine growth hormone, but found horrific problems with it instead. As reported at projectcensored.com, 2003:

The Media Can Legally Lie

Dec 10 09:23

Glenn Greenwald Reveals How Pro-Clinton Trolls Originated Fake News Factory

In her first public speech since conceding the election, Hillary Clinton on Thursday denounced “fake news,” and called for Congress to essentially censor the internet. The problem with Clinton’s statements however, is that her own campaign led with the widespread use of the same fake news she so roundly decries.

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"My fake news is GOOOOOD! Their ... news is BAAAAAAD!" -- Shrillery

Dec 10 08:47

Mexico says army to stay in streets

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday troops will remain in the streets to combat drug violence after his defense minister issued a rare complaint about the controversial deployment.

Although Pena Nieto acknowledged that the soldiers and marines have been doing law enforcement tasks that "don't correspond to them in the strictest sense," he said the armed forces are "determined to continue" policing the streets.

The military deployment has allowed "cities and regions in our country to return to peace and calm," he said.

Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos said on Thursday that the military "didn't ask" to be fighting criminals.

"We don't like it. We didn't study how to chase criminals," the general said.

"Our function is something else and it's been made into something unnatural. We are doing things that don't correspond to our training because there's no one else to do them."

Dec 09 15:11

Orange Coast College Student Threatened With Expulsion After Recording Professor’s Anti-Trump Tirade

A political discussion in a college class touched off a firestorm.

A college professor went off on president-elect Donald Trump in her Orange Coast College class.

There are now threats of expulsion and threats of legal action.

CBS2’s Stacey Butler listened to the controversial rant. The human sexuality teacher — Olga Perez Stable Cox — called Trump’s election “an act of terrorism.”

“Our nation is divided. We have been assaulted. It is an act of terrorism,” she told the students.

She added, “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that the people who are committing the assault are among us.”

That was part of the teacher’s rant about Trump.

One student was so offended by the speech, he recorded it with his cellphone.

She also criticized Trump’s cabinet picks, advisers and the vice president-elect.

“A white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country,” she said.

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Good for this kid, to recognise propaganda when he sees it, and document it!!

If this kid IS really threatened with expulsion, I hope he gets the best pro-bono, first Amendment lawyer who will just rake this college over the coals in such a way as it hurts, badly, economically.

For Olga Perez Stable Cox, to express this privately is one thing; after all, there are people who believe they have received secret messages from Elvis Presley, in the mothership, and it is perfectly their prerogative to do so, under the First Amendment.

That being said, for Soto to make it part of her classroom curriculum, as though what she was even was even close to the truth, which I cannot buy, was an abuse of her power as a teacher.

That has to stop.

Dec 09 13:56

Turkey to submit bill expanding Erdogan powers Saturday

Turkey’s ruling AKP party to submit bill to parliament Saturday to make constitutional changes switching Turkey to executive presidency, giving Erdogan more power.

Dec 09 13:21

BIG MEDIA’S CONTRA-COCAINE COVER-UP

Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling, says Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry

Amid the mainstream U.S. media’s current self-righteous frenzy against “fake news,” it’s worth recalling how the big newspapers destroyed Gary Webb, an honest journalist who exposed some hard truths about the Reagan administration’s collaboration with Nicaraguan Contra cocaine traffickers.

Webb’s reward for reviving that important scandal in 1996 – and getting the CIA’s inspector general to issue what amounted to an institutional confession in 1998 – was to have The New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times lobby for, essentially, his banishment from journalism.

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I put the phrase "committed suicide" in quotes, because Webb did not commit suicide; it was simply the most "convenient explanation" for his death by those in government who never wanted his Iran/Contra story to get out, even though it was the truth.

As reported at prisonplanet.com in December of 2004:

Coroner: Gary Webb's Death Confirmed as Suicide

The article goes on to state: "We're still treating this as very suspicious. They have flip-flopped AGAIN. First it was multiple gunshot wounds, then it was just one and now it's multiple again. The coroner is right we have seen multiple wounds before in suicides, but only in Arkansas. Would somebody stealing your motorcycle really drive you over the edge? Remember what 'Freeway' Ricky Ross said? "The last time I talked to Gary he was excited and happy about life. He was thriving and looking towards the future." We owe it to Gary to exhaust all possibilities, that's what he would have wanted being the meticulous researcher he was."

So, we are supposed to swallow the absolute impossibility that this guy shot himself TWICE?!?!?

BULL BISCUITS!!!! He was taken down in an extrajudicial assassination, most likely, courtesy of elements of the US government who have their assassins on "speed dial".

Dec 09 13:10

The Attack on “Fake News” Is An Outright Campaign for Censorship of the Truth

As someone who travels the world, I often walk by a television program and it’s called program for a reason, with the local media and can’t even believe what I am seeing or hearing.

And, the US and every other Western media is no different.

It is literally top down propaganda and bears little to no resemblance of reality. And, if there is any truth to it, it is so highly skewed to the local agenda that it really should be labelled as fiction.

Meanwhile, on the internet, millions of people worldwide have been easily debunking and exposing nearly all the mainstream propaganda.

And, for this reason, the US and European governments have taken a play out of Orwell’s book and decided to label the real information as “fake”... and as governments often do, they’re going to use violence (government law) to try to force it out of existence.

Dec 09 12:52

The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys

Xiao Fang thinks she’s one of the luckier workers making Barbie dolls for the Christmas market at the Mattel toy factory in Chang’an.

True, she says, she works 11-hour days, six days a week, and shares a dormitory with nine other women and gets to see her husband only once a week. She had to leave her three-year-old daughter back home in Sichuan. And there is only a communal bathroom, and if they want hot water they must fetch it from another floor. But at least she has a job, she says. And others have it worse.

Xiao is one of thousands of workers in Chinese factories making some of this year’s must-have Christmas toys.

An investigation with the US-based NGO China Labor Watch reveals that toys including Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine and Hot Wheels were made by staff earning as little as 86p an hour.

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This is where the American consumer has to be using a lot of what my late grandfather called "horse sense", and not allow themselves and their kids to be propagandized as to what is the "must have" toys are for this Christmas, when the toys are made through the practice of nearly slave labor conditions.

The issue of propaganda is very clear to see in commercials; buy the toy, use the product, and you will be happy, as though acquisition, and conspicuous consumption, is the "drug" that will get you there.

But the problem with this drug is, it always wares off,leaving you and your kid hungry for another "fix".

Talk to your kids, if they are of appropriate age to understand, about the fact that the toys they may have their heart set on, are made in slave labor conditions, and you cannot support buying that toy for this reason, but will find a wonderful treat for them somewhere else.

There are many local artists, in many areas, of this country, who make dolls and crafts; why not focus on something like that instead?!? It will probably last longer than any mass-produced toy, be a small way of getting money back into the American system, and be a unique, and treasured part of your kid's life for a long time.

IF you google "American hand made dolls", you will be very surprised at what you find.

If the child is old enough, share with them about alternative giving, and why it is a good thing. Make it a habit to share the gift of caring with them, by donating to a local food bank, or another local charity with which you have a strong resonance, this Christmas season.

Kids who learn to care about others early, and how important it is, grow up to be adults who care for others in this world, and act accordingly.

Dec 09 12:28

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT PARK IMPEACHED IN CORRUPTION SCANDAL

Overnight, political turmoil migrated to Asia after South Korean lawmakers voted 234-56 to impeach President Park Geun-hye over accusations of bribery, abuse of power and violating her constitutional duties, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.

The impeachment motion was carried by a wider-than-expected margin in a secret ballot in parliament, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed removing her. The votes of least 200 members of the 300-seat chamber were needed for the motion to pass. The Constitutional Court must now decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.

"I solemnly accept the voice of the parliament and the people and sincerely hope this confusion is soundly resolved," Park said at a meeting with her cabinet, adding that she would comply with the court's proceedings as well as an investigation by a special prosecutor.

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I would like to hope that Chinese diplomats in serious talks right now with North Korean diplomats, about how this would be a double plus ungood time to attack South Korea, in the midst of its political turmoil; I would suggest that the deep state in US government would love nothing more than a war, generated by the North Koreans, as its "justification" for a full-blown attack against it.

Dec 09 11:58

The Worst Thing to Happen to the U.S. Dollar Since 1913

Financial freedom could soon be a thing of the past…

At Casey Research, it’s our job to tell you about situations that threaten your financial well-being. Usually, these are direct threats to your wealth. Think a stock market crash or bond market collapse.

But occasionally, we'll tell you about other kinds of threats. Today is one of those days…

In this issue, we’re going to talk about the “War on Cash.” As you may know, this is an ongoing effort by governments to eliminate paper money. This war is being waged across the world…and it's picking up steam.

Dec 09 10:28

PROPORNOT NOT ONLY SMEARS JOURNALISTS, BUT ADDS FUEL TO NEXT COLD WAR

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history knows the US intelligence services are not above targeting their own citizens for disinformation campaigns. In perhaps the most famous case, the CIA employed a cadre of journalists to spread disinformation during the Cold War under a program known as Operation Mockingbird.

The program was supervised at the time by the publisher of The Washington Post, the late Phil Graham, and included approximately 3,000 writers, editors, and publishers.

The network was not just large, but pervasive throughout the mainstream media. According to Carl Bernstein, the network included: CBS, Time Inc., The New York Times, NBC, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps?Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the New York Herald-Tribune.

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If you want to find out which countries the "deep state" in the US government aches to invade next, take a look at who the presstitutes and whoresspondents are demonizing, and chances are those are the countries on their war agenda "to do" list.

Right now, were I a betting woman, I would bet Russia, China, and Iran are very high up on that list.

Russia and China are in the crosshairs because of their economic growth, making them a threat to the US dollar, and their evolving weaponry; Iran is in the crosshairs because Israel wants it destroyed, but only using the US military as a proxy force to do the dirty deed, and because a lot of folks in the bowels of power in DC still have an axe to grind, courtesy of the 1979 revolution against the US puppet, the Shah.

Just look at the current demonization against these countries in the "fake news" of the lamestream, US government-agenda-regurgitating media, and I think you will most likely come to the same conclusion.

I would also like to politely suggest that now is a lousy time for the US government to be pushing war, because our military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to such wars (particularly if Russia partners with China against the US).

I would also like to politely suggest that the US government decide to resolve its geopolitical differences with honest, ethical, hard-won negotiations, rather than through wars.

I have family and friends who serve in our military, and I get it; peace through intelligent strength; excellent training, and superlative weaponry.

However, that being said, from the debacle which was Vietnam forward to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia, it appears that the US government, no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office as President, much prefers pre-emptive military conflict than negotiations as the only way through which to resolve its geopolitical differences.

The monumental costs, in blood and money, has been far too great, both for the country as a whole, and its people; and I would like to hope that a Trump administration will figure out alternative ways to achieve its geopolitical agenda other than war.

Dec 09 10:05

Big Money Intends To Shut Down Our Website — Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Big Money and the US government controlled by Big Money intend to close down Internet truthtellers. As Trump intends to reduce the tensions between nuclear powers, the 200 List prepared by the shadowy Internet site, PropOrNot, is in Trump’s way. Either Trump will be apprised and convinced of the “Russian threat,” or the dissident websites will be promoted to “Muslim apologists” and fall under the ire of Trump’s Iranophobic generals.

Dec 09 09:37

THE ULTIMATE “FAKE NEWS” LIST

The mainstream media is the primary source of the most harmful, most inaccurate news ever

Dec 09 09:17

Regulation Nation: Where Independence Is Illegal without a Permit

These days, you need permission from the government to do just about anything. The government is aware of their own pending obsolescence and that's why they're so desperate to regulate every darned thing.

Dec 09 08:55

HILLARY 'Fake News' QUEEN (Clinton Says Free Speech Dangerous)! Censorship PLAN!

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This from Mrs. "Vast Right-wing Conspiracy" herself!

Dec 09 08:33

FAKE NEWS SHUTDOWN PROVES SOMETHING BIG ABOUT TO HAPPEN

In today's video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports that the Orwellian Fake News Shutdown Effort by Mainstream Media Sources Like YouTube Only Proves Something Big is About to Happen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, it feels like panic more than anything else.

For decades, the politicians and corporate media deluded themselves into thinking that the bloggers were a fringe group, interesting but not a threat to the established order.

As a prior example, I recall my experience in computer animation. Back in the 1970s and 1980s mainstream Hollywood viewed the computer animation shops as interesting and even occasionally useful, but never a threat to the established order. Then in 1993 there was a watershed moment called Jurassic Park, and the established Hollywood powers woke up to the fact that technology had made them obsolete. The old way of making films was obsolete. As a result, they panicked. Some of the people who made the few mechanical dinosaurs used in the film actually tried to claim the CGI dinosaurs were there work, there were articles in the industry press about how costly CGI was (which was true at the time) and how difficult it was to work with these upstart outsiders, etc. Today, of course, computer animation is a mainstay of the industry and anyone trying to go back to the former methods is a fool.

The same thing has happened today. The 2016 election was the watershed moment when the liars in government and the corporate media woke up and realized that technology has made them obsolete. The old way of ruling the people is obsolete. And as a result, they are panicking.

Yet another historical precedent is when Gutenberg rediscovered movable-type printing, which made books affordable to the middle classes. The established order panicked back then as well. But literacy eventually prevailed, just as CGI prevailed, and just as a new distributed citizen media will prevail.

One cannot stop progress, any more than one can stop the climate from changing!

Dec 09 08:18

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Whose Country Is Freest of Them All?

And what about the United States? We’re ranked #24, which certainly is decent considering that there are 159 countries that are scored, but obviously not worthy of superlatives.

Dec 09 08:13

A BY NO MEANS COMPLETE LIST OF FAKE NEWS STORIES FROM THE SELF-DESCRIBED "REAL" MEDIA!

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Dec 09 07:23

Hillary Reemerges, Slams "Dangerous Epidemic" Of Fake News

Speaking on Capitol Hill, Clinton said that “the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences." Like, perhaps, poring through thousands of emails which the co=opted and captured mainstream press - especially those who had dinner with John Podesta to offer their PR services to the Clinton campaign - would not touch, revealing the crony and illicit dealings of the Clinton Family foundation, leading to - among other things - Clinton losing the presidency?

One can almost see why Hillary is not a fan of the "fake news."

Dec 08 17:32

BITTER HILLARY BLAMES ‘FAKE NEWS’

Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against.

Dec 08 11:40

“We Killed the Mainstream Media” THIS Journalist Got the System to React to Its Own Crimes - Mac Slavo

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe appeared at David Horowitz’s Freedom Center and made the case for how his brand of bold journalism has turned the tide against the lies, planted & paid assets, scripted media talking points and cross-collaboration that tried to purchase a presidency for Hillary Clinton.

Despite outward appearances of a fair and free election in the world’s foremost democracy, the conflict of interest has reached a peak – literal presstitutes have been bought out and told to frame virtually everything in a light favorable to what was supposed to be the first female president.

Now, citizen journalists and determined activists have exposed that system. Wikileaks proved that the Democrat primary was rigged to keep Bernie from getting the nomination, and they tried to fix it for Hillary in the general election – but the anger and principled opposition among the American people kept that nightmare from happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on O'Keefe; but he didn't do this all on his own!! :-)

Dec 08 10:43

Lieberman: Israel Attacked Syria to Prevent Hezbollah Getting WMDs

Throughout Syria’s Civil War, Israel has repeatedly, despite insisting they are neutral, attacked Syrian military targets, launching several airstrikes and artillery attacks and Syrian military bases and convoys over the years. They virtually never make official statements on the attacks.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, however, isn’t a big fan of this official coyness about the strikes, and not only publicly confirmed the attacks, but claimed Israel had to attack Syrian military targets to try to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Lieberman did not indicate what sort of WMDs he is talking about, and is likely just exaggerating the scope of the run-of-the-mill conventional weapons Hezbollah is always getting shipments of to prepare for the next time Israel invades southern Lebanon.

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I hope that whatever Russian influence exists over Israel will be used to get this kind of military grandstanding by Israel to stop, or that Russia will "teach Israel a lesson" which prevents it from doing this kind of military exercise in Syria again.

Dec 08 10:14

WELLS FARGO IS SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCING JUDGES THAT FORGED ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS ARE LEGALLY BINDING

When you sign up for a Wells Fargo account, you're required to sign an arbitration "agreement" giving up your right to sue the company, and requiring you to have your case heard by an arbitrator paid for by -- and dependent on -- Wells Fargo instead.

At least 2,000,000 times, Wells Fargo employees were pressured -- on pain of termination and lifelong blacklisting from the finance industry -- into opening fake accounts in their customers' names. These accounts existed solely to accrue fees, which, in many cases, made their customers overdrawn (or simply generated suspicious seeming queries against their credit records), and when that happened, their credit records were dinged, which can cost you a job, a loan -- even your house if you can't refinance your mortgage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you have any account with Wells Fargo, CLOSE IT NOW.

This is the only way to make the corporate executives (who should have done jail time for signing off on this practice) understand that you are not to be played with.

Any ding on your credit report can have negative repercussions for decades. If Wells Fargo has caused this to happen, they need to fix it, in your presence, with your sitting down with your bank manager until it gets sorted.

Dec 08 10:08

WASHINGTON POST APENDS "RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA" STORY, ADMITS IT MAY BE FAKE

It was the closest the Washington Post would come to retracting the story, which has now been thoroughly discredited not only by outside commentators, but by its own editor.

The appended note in question:

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Please remember: this is the exact, same WaPo which did this, as reported by Greg Mitchell in March of 2014 at thenation.com:

Eleven Years On: How ‘The Washington Post’ Helped Give Us the Iraq War

And what, precisely, does this mean?

That WaPo will obediently, and consistently, vomit the codswallop the US government tells them to, in order to support the US government's agenda, no matter how completely false that agenda might be.

As the readers of this blog are aware, I do advocate that the adult kids of all who are running for Congress should be made to enlist in the military, and into units which are most likely to see front line action in any US war.

But I think we need to take that one step further here, and advocate that the adult kids of all presstitutes working for the generally morally reprehensible lamestream media, who constantly lie to affirm the US government's narrative, should be pressed into military service as well, and in units most likely to see action in any wars the US government generates.

Because, perhaps, upping the ante by having their kids in military service, we just might see a little less slavish surrender to the endless false narratives of the US government, when trying to launch their wars of conquest.

I'm just saying, it might make at least a small difference in the way issues are covered, don't you think?!?

Dec 08 09:51

NYT, WAPO FAKE NEWS STILL BRINGING REAL GUNS TO IRAQ, KILLING THOUSANDS

Fake news propagated by the US government and collaborating organizations such as the New York Times and Washington Post helped create an environment in which the US was able to illegally invade Iraq in 2003, killing at least one million and possibly upwards of two million people, including the deaths of some 4,500 US soldiers, according to a meta-study by Nobel-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Just this November, nearly 6,000 people were killed in Iraq thanks to the conflicts that are still raging due to the invasion (which is ongoing), and it was not an atypical month – even more were killed in October.

Regarding the fake news that laid the groundwork for the US war of aggression, award-winning journalist Robert Parry notes that, for example, Judith Miller of NYT and Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt “repeatedly stated the ‘fact’ of Iraq’s hidden WMD as flat fact and mocked anyone who doubted the ‘group think.'”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fake news from the presstitutes which generates wars and death should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of US law.

Dec 08 09:13

EMERGENCY: The gov't has announced they want to shut down this site.

Ask President-elect Donald Trump to take a stand against the establishment's desperate move to label independent media as ‘fake news’.

Dec 08 08:55

The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs — Paul Craig Roberts

The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news. Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on president-elect Trump from within the US intelligence community make it clear that pressures on truthtellers are increasing.

Internet sites that have comment sections make it easy for trolls to earn their blood money by slandering and misrepresenting truthtellers, thus aiding the oligarchs in their attack on truth.

Dec 08 07:50

Israeli Penetration Of The U.S. Media

The first step in fixing a problem is to acknowledge that it exists.

Next to nothing has been researched or written about the long-standing, ongoing, decades long penetration of the U.S. Mainstream Media by Israel and its vested spies within the US Government.

In fact many would argue that the Neo-Conservative movement is simply a front group for Israel and has thoroughly and openly taken over and corrupted the US Government in its legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Dec 07 19:50

India Confiscates Gold, Even Jewelry, In Raids On Hidden Money

"The rich will pay what they need to escape harassment; the rest will suffer." Global financial repression picks up steam, led by India. After declaring large denomination notes illegal, India now targets gold. It’s not just gold bars or bullion. The government has raided houses, no questions asked, confiscating jewelry.

Dec 07 18:41

5200 Pentagon Employees Busted Buying Child Porn

Back when Anderson Cooper’s show was about “Keeping them honest” he reported on an undercover internet child pornography sting operation which was abruptly halted after 8 months when it was learned that 5,200 targets in the operation were actual pentagon employees.

Dec 07 16:32

Comet Pizza Owner Admits Censorship Ploy? James Alefantis, Pizzagate Actor?

Dec 07 14:22

Moment a mom, 42, with breast cancer was 'violated' and reduced to tears by aggressive TSA agents who patted down medical port on her chest and 'tried to perform a body cavity search in public'

A woman fighting breast cancer said she was 'violated' by TSA officers who attempted to perform 'a body cavity search in public' after she alerted them of a medical cream in her bag.

Denise Albert, a morning show contributor and co-host of The Moms, a SiriusXM radio show, was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday when the 'humiliating' experience left her in tears.

Albert detailed the experience of removing her wig, exposing the sores on her feet, and telling the TSA agents she had a medical port in her chest that she didn't want them to touch - a warning that was not heeded.

Dec 07 13:45

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PUSHES NATIONAL BIOMETRIC DATABASE WITH CLAIMS OF SECURITY SUPERIORITY NOBODY THINKS ARE TRUE

There has been something of a push in recent years in different countries to build biometric databases of varying degrees. These efforts are typically marred by pushback and controversy, with countries like Argentina using these databases in order to have law enforcement chill its citizenry from protests in the streets, with our very own FBI rolling out its own biometric database that lacked the promised privacy oversight with which it had been billed. Despite the fact that you can nearly set your watch to the speed with which such lists will be abused, these previous efforts at least paid lip-service to the notion that the databases would focus only on criminals in their respective countries.

Dec 07 12:56

Creating the Narrative: Blaming Russia for Hillary’s Loss

We have already seen a tremendous amount of finger-pointing by the mainstream media (MSM) at the alternative/independent news media of being “complicit with Russian propaganda” regarding the presidential election. SHTFplan.com and several hundred other websites and blogs are implicated by the MSM as taking orders directly from Russia.

I take artistic license and hereby dub the MSM as being “Marxist State Media,” with the term being inclusive of the Television and Newspaper outlets. The term also includes the endless online Marxist proselytizing found on Facebook, Google (Zuckerberg owns it; therefore, Zuckerberg directs it), and other sites in the name of “social justice” or “benefit to the community.”

Dec 07 12:54

Mary Meyer Murder Mystery: A Diary That Revealed The Secrets Of JFK

Allen Dulles invited Meyer to be a full-fledged ‘principal operative’ for Operation Mockingbird, a secret campaign designed to heavily influence the media. Cord Meyer played a big role in the beginning as an organizer, whereas the organization recruited journalists to slant the views leaning to meet the demands of the CIA agenda.

High profile journalists were recruited in the heart of the industry, including famous popular newspapers (over 25 plus wire agencies) and television networks.

Dec 07 12:43

Journalists Struggle To Define ‘Fake News’ Even As They Declare War On It

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in last month’s election, liberal journalists have launched an all-out assault on “fake news,” which some have blamed for the disconnect between political journalists and everyday Americans.

But many of those same journalists seem unable to agree on a consistent definition of what “fake news” is, oftentimes pushing leading conservative and alternative media organizations that provide ideological balance in the public forum under the same “fake news” umbrella alongside websites whose entire purpose is generating viral hoaxes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those pushing the viral hoaxes are supporting the government and corporate media's campaign to demonize the Independent Media (poison the well).

As for struggling with a definition of "fake news", the problem is that the presstitutes and whorespondents cannot admit the real definition, which is anything contrary to the official US Government and corporate dogma!

Dec 07 12:19

Bahrain authorities block Al Jazeera from GCC summit

Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal was refused entry at Bahrain International Airport on Tuesday even though AJMN had followed all necessary procedures and submitted all requested documents to the relevant authorities on time.

"We applied for accreditation well before the deadline, submitting the names and passports as requested," Elshayyal said in Qatar's capital, Doha, after his return.

"I flew out to Manama this morning and upon reaching the immigration counter, I filled out the required form specifying I was a journalist and I was there to cover the summit.

"I was asked to sit on the side by the immigration officer who later informed me the Ministry of Information said Al Jazeera was not allowed to cover the event and I was rejected entry."

Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said he did not have details on the incident but noted the Gulf kingdom's track record on press freedom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy is lucky; the Bahraini government has a nasty reputation with regard to press access.

And not only have peaceful Bahraini protestors been jailed, tortured in order to confess to crimes they did not commit and have received extraordinarily long sentences; but also, the first responders who cared for them have been jailed, tortured to confess to crimes they did not commit, and received extraordinarily long prison sentences.

The Al-Khalifa monarchy is sitting on a power keg, when all that peaceful protesters have asked the government to do is establish a constitutional monarchy.

But there most likely be a point where the protests go from peaceful to violent, and even calling in the Saudi military, as the Bahraini government has done several years back, will not work.

Before that happens, I sure as heck hope that the US Navy is deliberating where in the Middle East, the 5th Fleet could call home, as any new Bahraini government would find itself very hostile to the US government, as the US government has enabled the sitting Bahraini government with what are called "dual use" weapons. As reported at theguardian.com in 2013:

Revealed: America's arms sales to Bahrain amid bloody crackdown

Dec 07 11:23

WAR ON THE HOMELESS: CITIES ALL OVER AMERICA ARE PASSING LAWS MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO FEED AND SHELTER THOSE IN NEED

If you want to be a “Good Samaritan” to the homeless in your community, you might want to check and see if it is legal first.

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The way things are going in this country, it is not too far fetched to imagine that the "crime" of homelessness will soon be punishable by as quick a trial and execution as is legally possible, because state and federal prison facilities are crowded to beyond capacity.

And bless Pastor Grover and bless Patapsco United Methodist Church, for their ministry in this way; I hope that the attorney who takes this case for them, regarding that 12,000 fine, wipes the floor with the City Council of Dundalk, Maryland, and that there is a reasonable answer found, including a place for the homeless to stay, and have their basic human needs met.

It is apparent to me that the mayor of Dundalk needs to have a conference call with the Governor of Utah, and right the heck now, because by the end 0f 2015, Utah reduced their number of homeless by 91%:

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

Webmaster addition: The illegal immigrants are treated better than Americans by the government. What's wrong with this picture?

Dec 07 11:08

BRAZIL CRISIS: RIO RIOT POLICE BATTLE UNPAID WORKERS

Brazilian police have clashed with anti-austerity demonstrators in Rio amid a budget crisis in the state.

Many protesters were public workers who have not been paid in months.

Police used tear gas and stun grenades and at one point fired rubber bullets at demonstrators from inside a church near the state assembly building.

The clashes took place as legislators considered a range of spending cuts in an effort to tackle a huge deficit in Rio de Janeiro's state budget.

Hundreds of public sector workers had gathered outside the assembly building to protest against the measures.

During the clashes, police officers entered a nearby church and fired rubber bullets from a window. The Rio diocese protested against this "invasion" and said it would investigate.

Several people - both demonstrators and police - were injured.

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This will not end well; the Brazilian government is broke, and out of options.

Any potential international loans, to prop up Brazil's economy from the outside, will come at usurious interest rates, and be difficult to pay back; and even then, if Temer is successful here, it will not fix the fundamental problems a broken economy, and of corruption and graft within the world of his elites. As reported at theeconomist.com on 1 December of this year:

Brazil’s president weathers multiple storms

And there is the question: will there be a point where the Brazilian military turn against Temer's government, and he has a real revolution on his hands?!?

Dec 07 10:56

Russia pipeline is security 'threat', US diplomat says

Russia’s Nord Stream II gas pipeline is a threat to European security, a US diplomat has said, amid calls for the European Commission to intervene.
Adam Shub, the deputy US ambassador to the EU, in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December), mentioned the Russian-German project amid other instruments he said Russia was using to “create division” in Europe and to erode “shared transatlantic values”.

EU Commission has stalled on appeals for a legal assessment.

He said the armed conflict in Ukraine was “just the front line” in the “malign action”, which extended also to the EU and the Western Balkans.

“There are [Russian] attempts to influence the policy debate, support for political parties, we know that, in the European Parliament, for NGOs … attempts to acquire assets on the energy front, Nord Stream - these are threats to Europe and to transatlantic security”, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shub's codswallop, in denouncing Russia for doing everything the US government does, in terms of providing loans, supporting and attempting to influence various candidates and organisations who echo the US government narrative, demonstrates that the US government has, in basketball parlance, "got no game", in terms of being able to undo this deal.

This deal makes absolute sense for the German government and the German people, in order to keep fuel costs low.

In his petulant and sophomoric rant at the Ceps think tank conference, Shub comes off as almost thoroughly unhinged in his excoriating criticism of the deal, yet offers absolutely no concrete suggestions of what the German government "SHOULD" do, to get a better deal elsewhere.

And I would politely suggest to Mr. Shub that after last year's revelations of the fact that the US was spying on Angela Merkel and her ministers, neither she, nor any potential successor, is going to be very enthusiastic about listening to ANYTHING the US government has to say.

Obama administration spied on German media as well as its government

Dec 07 10:43

WORDPRESS BOWS TO ERDOGAN’S DEMANDS

At the request of Erdogan, WordPress censors a critical Turkish blog that collects Turkey-related cartoons.

Here is a sampling of what was censored … (From the banned Blog)

Dec 07 10:07

Who’s Behind PropOrNot’s Blacklist of News Websites

Wall Street On Parade closely examined the report issued by PropOrNot, its related Twitter page, and its registration as a business in New Mexico, looking for “tells” as to the individual(s) behind it. We learned quite a number of interesting facts.

Dec 07 09:56

Tech Titans Team Up Block "Extremist Content" With Centralized Censorship Database

The spread of so-called "fake news" has captured the imagination of the entire world since being blamed for Hillary's stunning defeat on November 8th. The idea that they may no longer exercise complete control of the national media narrative, and therefore popular opinion, has mainstream news outlets and social media giants frightened to their core.

The tech titans of Silicon Valley are so frightened, in fact, that they've teamed up to create a centralized database which will allow them to "efficiently" block content simultaneously across multiple platforms. According to Yahoo News, the database is expected to be up and running in early 2017 and more companies could be brought into the partnership over time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will drive people to the new start-up social media that refuses to use that centralized censorship system.

Dec 07 09:54

CNN Boss Admits "Democrats Bigger First Amendment Threat Than Trump"

In a somewhat shocking admission in this age of 'fake' news and paid liars, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told Business Insider's Henry Blodget on Tuesday that the "real threat" to the First Amendment did not come from President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, but rather from the Democratic Party.

Dec 07 09:53

Fake News Campaign Signals Collapse of the Globalist System

The desperation by the New World Order is so apparent at this point, we really need to just stop and take a moment to reflect on how irrelevant the main stream media and political class is...

Dec 07 09:42

JPMORGAN, HSBC, CREDIT AGRICOLE "BANK CARTEL" FINED $521 MILLION FOR EURIBOR RIGGING

With global bank stocks soaring on expectations - and hope - that financial sector regulation will be broadly swept away under Trump, today Europe did its best to show that, at least for now, the banks are not in the clear when the European Commission has fined JPMorgan, Credit Agricole and HSBC a total of €485 million ($521 million) for rigging the Euribor benchmark as European Union antitrust regulators wrapped up a five-year investigation into the scandal.

The three banks colluded on euro interest rate derivative pricing elements, and exchanged sensitive information, in breach of EU antitrust rules, the European Commission said on Wednesday in an e-mailed statement. JPMorgan was fined 337.2 million euros, HSBC got a 33.6 million-euro penalty and Credit Agricole must pay 114.7 million euros. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition policy chief, said banks “have to respect EU competition rules just like any other company operating in the single market.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

JPMorgan made a quarterly profit of $5.4 billion, as of this January; Credit Agricole made $84,374,0800.00, US in 2015; and HSBC made $18.8 billion in 2015.

These fines are simply "cosmetic slaps on the wrist", to make investors think that the fundamental problems in the financial industry have been dealt with, when they really haven't.

And none of the leadership of these financial institutions who signed off on these practices get jail time?!?

Why am I absolutely not surprised at this?!?

Because when comes to financial malfeasance, the people deciding to do it are almost never jailed; and they are counting on the reality that the rich rarely eat their own.

Dec 07 09:20

Russia to supply Libya’s Haftar with arms in exchange of military base

Almesryoon reported that a map of an airbase it said was located near the Libyan city of Benghazi which will be transferred to Russia in exchange for arms supply, Monday.

According to Western reports, General Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow along with his talks with Russian officials revolved around the need to import weapons in return for granting Moscow logistical and military privileges inside the Libyan territories.

Haftar wants to win Moscow’s support and recognition as the sole candidate for the country’s leadership as Russia’s influence in the world and the Middle East is on the rise, Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at lybianexpress.com in August of this year:

As the US war in Libya moves into its third week, officials and analysts are seeing a lot of problems with their plans, but perhaps the biggest problem is one of their own creation, the Libyan leader and long-time CIA asset Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Haftar was a general of Moammar Gadhafi until 1987, when he was captured by Chad. The next year, he became a US proxy for an anti-Gadhafi insurgency, and after that collapsed, moved to Virginia, with occasional trips back to Libya for other failed US-backed plots. When NATO helped regime change in 2011, Gen. Haftar was quick to make his grand return, and has been trying to consolidate his power ever since. He announced a coup in 2014, which didn’t amount to much, and is now at the head of the army or so-called Dignity Operation loyal to Tobruk-based House of Representatives. “The United States and its allies can’t figure out what to do about Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan general whose refusal to support a fragile unity government has jeopardized hopes for stability in a country plagued by conflict.” The Washington Post wrote. “Hifter is threatening many of the Western-backed initiatives in Libya and the establishment of a recognized political power,” said Barak Barfi, a scholar at New America, a Washington think tank. “Hifter doesn’t have the strength on the battlefield to deliver on his promises to defeat Islamists, but he can act as a spoiler.”

So with the US having thrown this guy under the proverbial bus, he gets weapons, and support, in return for giving Russia a military base in Libya!!

I love the smell of irony in the morning; and had Hillary Clinton not insisted on the overthrow and assassination of Gaddafi, none of this, including Libya's civil war, would ever have happened in the first place!!

I can well imagine that some folks in the State Department and Pentagon are collectively tearing their hair out right now; the US government has just been effectively "neutralized" in Libya, and there really is not a damned thing the US government can do to change this, save declaring war on Russia.

And between it's weaponry problems; it's troop strength; it's money issues, and it's manufacturing capabilities, the US military is woefully unready to fight Russia at the moment.

Dec 07 08:01

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Simply turning on your phone when the plane is flying above 10,000 feet will reveal your location to the NSA, according to an article from a classified internal newsletter.

Dec 07 07:43

Virginia Schools Ban 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 'Huck Finn' Over Racial Slurs

A Virginia school has temporarily banned "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee,after a parent complained that her high school-age son was negatively impacted by racial slurs contained in the books.

As The Independent reports, both To Kill a Mockingbird and Mark Twain?'s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were temporarily banned pending a committee review, with the parent - Marie Rothstein-Williams, the mother of a mixed race child - suggesting a board made up of other parents and teachers from diverse cultural backgrounds determines a list of books that are inclusive for all students.

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Dec 07 07:38

1939: "Anti-Semite" Fr. Coughlin Warns that Warmongers will Use Japan to Ensnare U.S. Into 2nd European World War

The good Father also spoke of how the propagandists would "merchandise lies, murders, hell holes, corpses, and broken hearts for the loved ones left behind." He warned his audience that they would do this "While you people pay to be propagandized" and said "They are still depending upon your gullibility. They are still banking upon your unintelligence, as they say, to lead you like sheep to the slaughter tomorrow, as they did your fathers and brothers yesterday. For oh, they are ingenious!"

Dec 06 20:01

Michigan AG: Appeals Court Rules Recount Must Stop

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Jill Stein is not an aggrieved candidate and the recount must stop after a hearing today.

Dec 06 19:14

Terrorist Rebels Secretly Negotiating Withdraw from Aleppo Syria

The Syria rebel commander has informed an Arabic news source off the record the terrorists are in secret negotiations with the U.N. to withdraw from Syria.

HNN has just been informed that an Arabic news source in communication with the Syria rebels has reported the rebels in Syria have decided unanimously to leave Aleppo.

According to the source the terrorists are secretly negotiating terms and a process to withdraw their forces through their U.N. representatives in Turkey.

Dec 06 18:11

Colorado "Hamilton Electors" Sue To Block Trump, Void Vote Mandate

Just a day after a Texas Republican "faithless elector" explained why he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump, The Denver Post reports two Democratic Colorado electors are filing suit challenging a state law requiring them to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote. Their hope is to set a precedent enabling Republican electors in other states to vote for a third-party candidate to keep Trump from receiving 270 electoral votes.

Dec 06 16:51

FLASHBACK - Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop webcams, claims lawsuit

A suburban Philadelphia school district remotely activates the cameras in school-provided laptops to spy on students in their homes, a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleged.

According to the lawsuit filed by a high school student and his parents, the Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. has spied on students and families by "indiscriminate use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students by the School District."

Dec 06 14:59

The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Social-media platforms are finding it harder to mouth free speech platitudes (and enjoy the corresponding cultural benefits) while at the same time actively curating a sanitized media feed. Yet to not curate or censor is to be accused of aiding and abetting a parade of horribles ranging from online jihadis to the "alt-right."

Dec 06 14:40

Hillary Clinton Loses 32,423 Votes in Day 5 of Wisconsin Recount

In the Wisconsin Day 5 Recount Update 32,423 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 28,830 vote net increase for Donald Trump.

Dec 06 14:32

White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America.

Dec 06 13:30

This Is the Purge We All Knew Was Coming: “Shutting Down Extremist Content”

There have been murmurs about it all along.

Someday, they simply wouldn’t allow certain things to remain on the Internet any longer. The potential to reach a global audience with important information, and the idea that it could be in the hands of anyone is just too big.

So it is no surprise that many corporate giants from Silicon Valley are now putting forward a unified front to silence free speech on social media.

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Dec 06 13:30

“Beaten and Treated Like A Slave”: Cops Assault Innocent Man Who Fit Vague Description… Also A Cop

In this bizarre but telling case, police were ready to take down and punish their suspected culprit before even matching a good description. The man taken under arrest and beaten while shopping at the grocery store, who turned out to be a police officer, fit a vague description for a black male suspect in the area.

Ignoring his attempts to clarify the situation and identify himself as a fellow officer, he instead found out what is like to have the shoe on the other foot and suffer the kind of police encounter that everyone know dreads – all force and no due process at all. Police state rising…

Dec 06 13:17

Michigan Recount: Over 1/2 of Hillary Clinton's Detroit Vote Faces Disqualification

Michigan officials say they can not reconcile vote counts in 610 of 1,680 precincts, or 59% of the precincts, in Michigan’s largest county , Wayne County, which Hillary won by a margin of 2 to 1 over Donald Trump because the original vote counts in the poll books do not match the number of votes in the machine printout reports.

Specifically, the number of votes recorded by the voting machines were higher than the number of voters that were logged into to vote in these precincts.

Dec 06 11:02

America’s Math Scores Are Getting Worse

When it comes to literacy in math, science and reading, American teens are far from top performers, according to new results from an international exam released Tuesday.

American teens posted uninspiring results on the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment, a test taken by a sample of 15-year-olds in 70 education systems around the world. Students’ scores in reading and science remained largely stagnant since the last time the test was administered in 2012, but scores in math dropped to lows not seen since 2006. The PISA exam is administered every three years.

The United States posted average scores in reading and science compared to other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental group of 35 mostly industrialized nations. On math, the United States scored below average, with scores of both top- and low-performing students declining.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, the Common Core American curriculum is actually working, why are American kids' math scores declining?!?

The short answer, with regard to Common Core, is that it is not working, and America's kids' test scores are suffering because of it.

Dec 06 10:56

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies’ Once-Secret Log On Jail Informants Reveals Rampant Misconduct

An Orange County Superior Court judge released a trove of notes from a once-secret document kept by sheriff’s deputies detailing their involvement in a tainted informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants for years. The behavior of prosecutors and members of law enforcement described in the log raises significant questions about decades’ worth of criminal convictions in Orange County.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad these notes, even though heavily redacted, have finally seen the light of day.

This kind of behaviour on the part these deputies was unconstitutional, illegal, and completely immoral.

Practices like this are making an already broken prison system in this country even more broken than they were before, and guarantees the stupidly high rate of recidivism we see when convicts are released, and attempt to integrate with the rest of society.

Even if you are not a Michael Moore fan, his film "Where to invade next?" has a segment on a Swedish prison. The rooms in which they stay are clean and inviting,; and the sole focus of their incarceration is rehabilitation.

As reported at mik.com last year:

The darkest manifestation of American exceptionalism may be its prison system. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world: It has only 5% of the world's population, but one-quarter of its prisoners. U.S. prisons are dangerously overcrowded, house 10 times as many mentally ill individuals as state hospitals, keep people locked up for unfathomably long periods of time, are plagued by inmate abuse and hold a far greater percentage of the country's black population than South Africa did under apartheid. Nearly two-thirds of the inmates released every year return to prison; crippling discrimination in employment and housing encumbers the ones who manage to function. This is all to say that if you are convicted of an imprisonable crime in the U.S., you generally get shown little mercy. In Nordic countries like Sweden, which have far lower incarceration and crime rates, prison is about rehabilitation. And it works far more effectively. Sweden's prison system boasts impressive numbers. As the Guardian notes, in the past decade, the number of Swedish prisoners has dropped from 5,722 to 4,500 out of a population of 9.5 million. The country has closed a number of prisons, and the recidivism rate is around 40%, which is far less than in the U.S. and most European countries.

Dec 06 10:54

HR 6393 Will Put the Alt Media in Prison for Criticizing the Government

Do you remember when George Bush, in responding to criticisms of the destruction of the 4th Amendment because of his support of Patriot Bills One and Two, said “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”.

We have an update on that draconian philosophy and it goes like this, “Either you are with us, or you are with the Russians”.

HR 6393 will ultimately jail members of the Independent Media for speaking out against government corruption. You will be branded as a Russian ally, a traitor. Conceivably, you could be jailed under the Trading with the Enemies Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There has to be a formal declaration of war before the Trading with the Enemies Act comes into play.

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