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May 19, 2015

May 19 17:41

New York Post Reports – ABC Signed a $105 Million Contract with George Stephanopoulos Last Year

If the New York Post report is true, ABC News made a monumental financial blunder last year when it signed a $105 million contract to keep George Stephanopoulos as the face of its “news” network.

As I outlined in last week’s post, First Brian Williams, Now George Stephanopoulos Has Lost All Credibility in Latest Mainstream Media Scandal, due to his undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Stephanopoulos is now unable to report with any credibility on Hillary Clinton. If he isn’t capable of reporting on Hillary, then he isn’t able of reporting on any aspect of the 2016 Presidential election. So why would he be worth five dollars, let alone $105 million?

May 19 17:39

Many of the NSA’s Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors

As one example of the opaque link between NSA money and punditry, take the words of Stewart Baker, who was general counsel to the NSA from 1992 through 1994. During a Senate committee hearing last summer on one of the reform bills now before Congress, the USA FREEDOM Act, which would partially limit mass surveillance of telephone metadata, Baker essentially said the bill would aid terrorists.

“First, I do not believe we should end the bulk collection program,” he told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “It will put us at risk. It will, as Senator King strongly suggested, slow our responses to serious terrorist incidents. And it is a leap into the dark with respect to this data.”



May 19 17:02

Dear Ontario: Please say no to a nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

The Council of Canadians has joined with one hundred other public interest groups to call on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to direct Ontario Power Generation, which is wholly owned by the Government of Ontario, to withdraw its proposal to bury 200,000 cubic metres of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near Lake Huron.

This open letter follows a federal panel approval last week of the proposed disposal. If the project isn't withdrawn and is approved next by the Harper government, nuclear waste that is considered hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years would be stored just hundreds of metres from the Great Lakes, the source of drinking water for about 40 million people in two countries. It is expected that in about four months time -- so around early September, just prior to the October 19 election -- federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq could make her decision on the project.

May 19 16:56

MSNBC Jokes About Clinton Emails Being Lost in Space



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May 19 16:47

Illinois Passes Anti-BDS Measure

llinois lawmakers unanimously passed a bill that bars state pension funds from including companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.

The bill passed the state’s House of Representatives on Monday by a vote of 102-0. The state Senate had passed the measure unanimously as well, 49-0.

May 19 16:37

1,773,000: Homeschooled Children Up 61.8% in 10 Years



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May 19 15:38

Stephen Harper Hates Me

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May 19 15:34

The Patriot Act is now USA Freedom Act

How many times has the mainstream media mentioned the USA Freedom Act? Well, if you did hear of this legislation, you must have been watching C-SPAN or a foreign press channel. Read a report from NPR, that government funded broadcast, which never fails to present a known editorial viewpoint.

May 19 15:29

NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt goes into hiding from seven very inconvenient climate questions

WUWT readers probably remember when the now head of NASA GISS, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, could not stand to be seen on the same stage with Dr. Roy Spencer. Gavin decided to hide offstage while Dr. Spencer had finished his interview with John Stossel, rather than be subject to some tough questions Dr. Spencer might have posed in a debate with him on live TV. Gavin knew he’d lose, so he acted like a child on national TV and hid from Dr. Spencer offstage. It was one of the truly defining moments demonstrating the lack of integrity by mainstream climate scientists.

Gavin-schmidt-stosselNow, Dr. Schmidt seems to be hiding from those inconvenient questions again, as Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes below. Dr. Schmidt also hides from me, having blocked WUWT on Twitter, so I’d appreciate it if some other WUWT readers would let him know of this publication. Dr. Schmidt is welcome to publish a rebuttal (or simply answer the questions) here if he wishes. He has my email. – Anthony Watts

May 19 15:19

China and Brazil confirm trade and investment deals worth billions

Chinese premier Li Keqiang lifted the wraps Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar series of trade and investment deals with Brazil, as Beijing looks to invest $50bn in South America’s largest economy.

The news unveiled on the Chinese official visit is a huge boon for Brazil as it endures a fifth straight year of low growth after a period of rapid expansion fueled by an Asian demand for commodities that has since slowed.

May 19 15:18

Russia bans 'undesirable' international organisations ahead of 2016 elections

Russia’s parliament has passed a law banning “undesirable” international organisations, raising fears of a further crackdown on voices critical of the Kremlin.

According to the legislation, the prosecutor general and foreign ministry can register as undesirable any “foreign or international organisation that presents a threat to the defensive capabilities or security of the state, to the public order, or to the health of the population”.

Blacklisted groups will be forbidden from operating branches or distributing information in Russia and banks will have to notify the prosecutor general and justice ministry of any financial transfers involving them. Although the language of the threat posed was vague, the bill’s authors suggested that international NGOs often work in the interests of foreign intelligence agencies.



May 19 15:10

A Middle-Class Tax Revolt? You Bet!

May 19 15:01

Fake Evidence Blaming Russia for MH-17?

Pointing the finger of blame at Russian President Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down last July, an Australian news show claims to have found the spot where the Russian BUK missile battery made its getaway, but the images don’t match, raising questions of journalistic fakery.

May 19 14:47

California Officials Won't Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste

After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.

May 19 14:44

How To Test Your Water For Pollution Agents



May 19 14:32

Ferguson Protesters Promised Cash To “Simulate Chaos,” Now Soros’ Group Won’t Pay, So They’re Protesting THEM

Ferguson protesters who were promised thousands of dollars by George Soros’ organizations to protest, loot and burn buildings are upset that they haven’t been paid yet.

In hilarious irony, they’re protesting and “occupying” the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), a Soros-backed organization, demanding the group “Cut the Checks.”

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May 19 14:17

The Poverty Machine: Student Debt, Class Society and Securing Bonded Labor

At the dawn of the 20th century, very few American students attended high school, as the demands of the heavy-industrial and the agricultural economies of that period were ill-suited to an extended education beyond the family sphere. In the middle of the 20th century, most Americans who either aspired to or had to work entered the full-time workforce immediately after high school, for such a postwar economy featured plenty of growth and comparably fair wage-compensation for the average worker.

May 19 14:17

Dahlia Wasfi 2010 "Israel's Influence on the U.S"



May 19 14:08

“Its like the world has changed and some evil has been released” – Is something BIG about to happen?

Almost everyone has, at some point in their life, experienced an intense subconscious feeling of dread or forewarning before something really bad happened. Some might call it a sixth sense but regardless of its name most people have felt it.

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May 19 13:56

Bills Would Unravel Wall Street Reform

More than a dozen bills to be marked up in Congress this week would unravel Wall Street reform and endanger the economy, Public Citizen said today.

May 19 13:42

Challenging Corporations' "Right" to Grow GMOs in Rural Oregon

Measure 2-89 will protect our local food system by elevating the rights of nature and our community above those claimed by the big chemical corporations that dominate agribusiness.

May 19 13:37

Trying to Survive in a Broken Economy (Confessions of a McDonald's Employee)

My name is John D’Amanda, and I have been a loyal employee at a McDonald’s in Oakland, California for five years. Prior to working in fast food, I was a small business owner like millions of Americans.



May 19 13:31

Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto

"Hillary Rodham Clinton's ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry's genetically modified crops, have environmentalists in Iowa calling her 'Bride of Frankenfood'" reports the Washington Times. "A large faction of women voiced strong support for Mrs. Clinton's candidacy until the GMO issue came up, prompting them to switch allegiances to Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a liberal stalwart challenging her for the Democratic nomination."

May 19 13:28

David Einhorn Comments on Gold: "If you dont own gold...there is no sensible reason other than you dont know history or you dont know the economics of it"



May 19 13:18

Brian Anse Patrick - The Ten Commandments of Propaganda

Dr. Brian Anse Patrick is a professor of communication at the University of Toledo. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, group communication, propaganda and persuasion. He is also a nationally recognized expert on American gun culture as well as the author of many scholarly papers and five books, including The Ten Commandments of Propaganda. In this discussion, we start by looking at the definition of propaganda and where it all began. Brian explains the creation of the Committee on Public Information and its role in persuading American public opinion during World War I, an implementation that would shift other propaganda campaigns into full gear. We consider emotion as an element of propaganda, how human behavior is altered through group interaction, and the need for belonging and an explanation of a higher order that motivates people to buy into marketing schemes.

May 19 13:12

US judge orders release of Hillary Clinton's emails

A US federal judge has ruled that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time at the State Department must be made public on a rolling basis instead of waiting for a mass release in January 2016.

May 19 13:07

Are Monsanto’s Worst Fears Coming True?

The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, is that Chipotle’s decision was met with a tidal-wave of establishment media abuse. Chipotle has been called irresponsible, anti-science, irrational, and much more by the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and many others. A business deciding to give consumers what they want was surely never so contentious.

May 19 13:00

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Family charges SWAT team drove son to suicide

The family of an Albuquerque, New Mexico man filed a lawsuit May 13 against the city of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and two APD officers, Jim Fox and Moises Grossetete. Santiago Chavez, who was mentally ill, committed suicide after a 15-hour standoff with a SWAT team three years ago.

May 19 12:59

Hillary Claimed She Used One Email Address as Sec of State. That’s Not What These New Emails Show…

It looks like Hillary Clinton’s email woes won’t be ending anytime soon.

It all started several months ago when it was revealed that Clinton used a private email address during her tenure as Secretary of State.

When this news originally broke, the Clinton team chalked the whole thing up to the presidential candidate’s dislike of carrying around two phones. This claim was quickly proven to be false.

May 19 12:56

US Taxpayer On The Hook As Ukraine Prepares Moratorium On Debt Repayments, Increases Military Spending

It appears, thanks to the generous backing of US taxpayers, Ukraine is about to get its cake and eat it too. On the same day as Ukraine's government unleashes a bill enabling a moratorium on foreign debt repayments - implicitly meaning default "in case of an attack from dishonest lenders" - the defense ministry unveils a plan to increase military spending by 17 billion hryvnia this year statuing that will “make efforts to find possibilities to finance needs” to secure country’s defense. Ukraine bonds are tumbling.

May 19 12:56

State Department To Release Hillary Emails... In January 2016!

The good news: A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. State Department to produce a schedule for the release of emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received while she was secretary of state, a legal move that could complicate her presidential campaign.

The other news: The State Department is proposing a deadline of January 2016 to complete its review...

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May 19 12:53

Texas Delivers Some MAJOR Bad News to the UN

The state of Texas used to be its own country and is both bigger and more populous than many of the nations in the rest of the world.

So if any state is going to fight the power-grabbing agenda of the United Nations, it’s likely to be the Lone Star State.

Texas is doing just that by introducing Senate Bill 445, legislation that would ban implementation of the controversial United Nations “Agenda 21? program within the state’s boundaries.

May 19 12:52

Massive Crowd of Teachers Take to Seattle Streets in Walkout

Teachers from Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah walked off the job for the march from Seattle Center to Westlake Park. With these three districts walking out, it's more than 72,000 kids affected, and more than 45-hundred teachers. Classes were canceled for students, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering free activities for Seattle Public Schools students.

May 19 12:45

Policing USA: Mostly Bad Apples Murdering Us

Too many nightmares covering cops starting 40 years ago, nothing changes, just the hardware!

What does it mean to protect? To incarcerate? To uphold the law? What does it mean to strap on a gun and badge and go sadistically and forcefully into the night looking for stray people to shoot like rats?

May 19 12:38

Cash Confiscation On The Rise By Police

May 19 12:33

HSBC to charge for holding deposits

May 19 12:09

Hate crimes on rise in UK

An Islamic center in UK has condemned a spike in hate crimes across England and Wales since 2012.

May 19 12:00

Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014.

May 19 11:58

McDonald Running Scared - Bans Media from Shareholder Meeting

With thousands of workers planning to descend on McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on May 21 to demand higher wages and fairer treatment, the fast food giant has announced it will ban all media from the corporate event—a move that union leaders called "extremely shocking and troubling."

May 19 11:56

Britons protest against Tories’ austerity cuts

Hundreds of Britons have staged anti-austerity protests against the new Conservative government’s planned cuts to public spending.

May 19 11:55

New Obama Administration Policy Will Make It Harder for Species to Get Endangered Species Protection Needed to Avoid Extinction

The Obama administration proposed new regulations today that would place crippling burdens on citizens filing petitions to protect species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, ultimately making it more difficult for imperiled species to get lifesaving protections. Specifically the proposed regulations bar petitions for more than one species and require petitioners to provide advance notice of the petition to all states in the range of the species; to append any information from states to the petition itself; and to certify that all relevant information has been provided in the petition.

May 19 11:43

Here We Stand, One Step Away from a Dictatorship: “The Groundwork and Foundation Have Been Put Into Place”

As we approach Democratic Socialism, all power is being centralized at the apex of the executive branch of the federal government. This concentration of power makes a dictatorship inevitable.

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May 19 11:17

May Snow Covers Flowers, Hummingbird Feeders

You never know what you’re going to get when it comes to Wisconsin weather.

Spring snow covered May flowers in some areas to the north.

Gary Jackson provided photos of snowy tulips in Hurley, near the Upper Peninsula:

May 19 11:17

Strong storm drops heavy rain on Front Range, snow in mountains

A large, slow-moving storm socked Denver and the Front Range with heavy rainfall Tuesday, and delivered snow to the high country.

May 19 11:16

Snow Delays Mount Evans Road Opening

Spring snow has delayed the opening of Mount Evans Road.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will not open the Mount Evans Highway to traffic by Memorial Day Weekend as originally planned. As of the end of the day Monday, CDOT crews were able to clear six miles of the 14.7 mile-long roadway.

May 19 11:16

Michigan's U.P. getting snow and looking like winter

The cold air is definitely pouring into Michigan today. That's why the U.P. looks a little like winter again.

The Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula posted a picture of the wintry scene at 8:23 a.m. today.

May 19 11:08

US can no longer afford to be superpower: Madsen

The US cannot afford to be a superpower anymore because its massive military spending is causing the nation’s infrastructure to collapse.

May 19 11:00

Frost advisory issued for metro Detroit

A frost advisory is in effect for southeast Michigan, when temperatures will slide into the low 30s overnight, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

May 19 11:00

UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity

The Conservative government in Britain is preparing to enact new legislation that, under the guise of the “war on terror,” will vastly expand police-state powers and essentially criminalize speech and other political activity.

May 19 10:45

The U.S. Needs the Iceland Option

In a couple of days, the so-called US Justice Department will be announcing an “agreement” reached with five large banks, including two of the largest in the US — JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup, the holding companies for Chase and Citibank — under which these banks or bank holding companies will plead guilty to felonies involving the manipulation of international currency markets.

May 19 10:43

Hugo Salinas - Global Economy in a Terrible Mess, No Way Out Without Suffering

Retail mogul Hugo Salinas-Price thinks what is coming is going to be an “apocalypse.” Salinas-Price predicts, “This is apocalyptic. We are in a terrible mess, and there is no way out without suffering. Apocalypse means prices are going to go haywire. Business is going to stagnate. Unemployment is going to prevail. There is going to be enormous disorder. That’s what I see will happen. We are not going to get out of this mess easily. It is going to be painful. One way to avoid pain is to have something you will be able to trade for what you need and that is gold and silver, especially gold.”

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May 19 09:59

Documents Reveal That British Police Feared “Trekkies” Would Overthrow Government

This week, it was reported by the Guardiann that “Trekkies”, or Star Trek fanatics, were labeled as a possible threat by British police. A hidden Scotland Yard document has recently revealed that police feared that Sci-Fi fans could potentially “turn on society” or “start a cult.”

The file was undated, but it is alleged to have originated around 1998 or 1999. The document also listed concern about other popular shows at the time such as X-Files.

May 19 09:51

Canada Seen As Dictatorship By American Students

It is said that the correct answer for the test was “they have constitutions that limit their power,” however the very first thing mentioned within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, is the ability of the state to violate those “protected rights” which are supposed to be “guaranteed,” whenever the violation is done so within “reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.” They can violate your rights when they see the action to be fitting to their cause.

May 19 09:49

Mom Arrested, Shackled, Jailed Because Her Honor Roll Son Had 3 Unexcused Absences at School

Mother and substitute teacher Julie Giles was arrested this week because her son had too many unexcused absences from public school.

Writing on her Facebook page before turning herself in, Giles said “If anyone feels the need to go public with this feel free to do so….the facts are Sam originally had what they consider 12 unexcused absences, 6 are allowed per year, so he had 6 more than is acceptable, but the doctor reissued 3 excuses that Sam didn’t turn in, so basically I am being arrested for THREE days.”

She also noted that her child has all A’s and B’s in school.

May 19 09:48

PRESIDENT OBAMA LEARNS TO TWEET

Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.

May 19 09:47

ISRAEL’S NEW PUPPET GOVERNMENT

everal dozen pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed with those supporting Israel at the front gates of a baseball stadium in West Sacramento, CA on Sunday where a celebration of 67 years of the Israeli state was being held.

Chanting “Israel has nothing to celebrate until Israel’s government stops violating human rights and international law,” the demonstrators featured a near life size puppet-sign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

May 19 09:47

PHOTO OF THE DAY ~~MADONNA’S ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!’

Madonna has stirred up controversy after posting a photo of a Palestinian man and a Hasidic Jewish man apparently mid-kiss on Instagram.

The photo, which was posted on Sunday, has already garnered upwards of 70,000 likes in just over 24 hours. It features a Jewish man with side curls wearing a large white knitted skullcap typical of the Breslover Hasidic movement, in addition to an Arab man wearing a keffiyeh. The two appear to be leaning in for a kiss.

May 19 09:44

Dahlia Wasfi ; America Under Israeli Occupation ( Everybody Must watch It)

May 19 09:41

Experts: U.S. claims Ramadi a mere setback are ‘delusional’

The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as ludicrous.

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May 19 09:23

Follow the Money: ‘USA Freedom Act’ Backers in Congress Have Taken More Than 2x as Much Money From Intel Contractors

Members of Congress who support mass government surveillance are, for once, facing a little resistance. Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the phone dragnet that was ruled illegal by a federal court, is scheduled to expire on June 1. At the moment it does not appear that there are enough votes to pass an extension.

May 19 09:16

Obama surrenders and embarks on Plan B on Ukraine

With Poroshenko appeals to invade Donbass and Crimea, namely "The war will end when Ukraine regains Donbass and Crimea," the US Secretary of State John Kerry had to respond:
"If indeed President Poroshenko is advocating an engagement in a forceful effort at this time, we would strongly urge him to think twice not to engage in that kind of activity, that that would put Minsk in serious jeopardy. And we would be very, very concerned about what the consequences of that kind of action at this time may be."
Thus, the Obama Administration now had slammed Poroshenko down on the key issue of whether to resume the war against Ukraine's former Donbass region, and also slammed him on whether Ukraine should invade Crimea, which is Russian territory and would therefore mean a war against the Russian armed forces.

May 19 09:13

No charges for police officer who shot Illinois teen twice in the back

Prosecutors announced Thursday that they would not bring criminal charges against the Zion, Illinois police officer who shot 17-year-old Justus Howell twice in the back April 4, killing him.

May 19 09:13

Statin drug use nearly doubles your risk of diabetes, study claims

The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could double your risk of developing diabetes, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on April 28.

Previous studies have shown a link between statin use and increased diabetes rates, but the new study is the first to show that statins seem to increase diabetes risk even in otherwise healthy people who are not predisposed to the disease.

May 19 09:13

Gates acting ‘rationally’ amid ‘pressure’ coming up to Iran nuclear deadline

As attempts are underway to “sabotage” a nuclear deal between Iran and the global powers by “subterfuge of all kinds”, former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is “the rational player in the room” thanks to his anti-war stance towards Tehran, a geopolitical commentator says.

May 19 09:11

FDA colludes with Big Pharma to cover up deaths in psych drug trials

Does the habitual use of antidepressants do more harm than good to many patients? Absolutely, says one expert in a new British Medical Journal report. Moreover, he says that the federal Food and Drug Administration might even be hiding the truth about antidepressant lethality.

In his portion of the report, Peter C. Gotzsche, a professor at the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark, said that nearly all psychotropic drug use could be ended today without deleterious effects, adding that such "drugs are responsible for the deaths of more than half a million people aged 65 and older each year in the Western world."

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May 19 09:04

EU to get rid of cash – new economic totalitarian regime

Brussels is going to bring about new steps in order to cope with the debts of European bank reserves. It decided not to undertake any further reforms to tackle the existing economic problems but rather to get rid of all cash.
To maintain the euro, they must maintain the banks. But the bank reserves consist of debts of all member states. As government becomes insolvent as in Greece, the banking system is undermined. The only way to prevent the banking collapse is to prevent people from withdrawing cash. Hence, we see this trend surfacing all the mainstream press to get the people ready for what is coming after 2015. We can even evidence this approach in major parts of Germany.
There will be no ability to buy or sell anything without government approval. That is where we are going and this may be the major event that erupts after 2015.

May 19 09:01

Forget What We Know Now: We Knew Then the Iraq War Was a Joke

One of the first "gotcha" moments of the 2016 presidential race came about as follows: Reporters following Jeb Bush on a pre-announcement campaign tour smartly decided to badger him about his position on the Iraq invasion. "Knowing what he knows now," they asked, would he have done the same thing as his brother?

Jeb's answer was characteristically Bushian: yes, no, and maybe. Bush III somehow hadn't prepared for the one question he was most absolutely certain to face the moment he decided take a step in the direction of the White House.

It was a little bit like invading a country and having no plan at all for what you do after you seize the capital. In other words, the kind of thing that should disqualify a person not just from the presidency, but maybe also from having a driver's license. George W. specialized in these jaw-dropping oversights, and it seems his brother might have a similar talent.

May 19 08:58

Seven most infamous Obama lies

The United States is working on a sophisticated technology to lie to people. President Obama, who promised transparent policies, affordable health care and fair prosecution of Wall Street sharks, was caught up in lies. However, yet again, Obama is doing his best to look like the savior of the American nation and the world. This time he plays the role of a superhero, who fights Al-Qaeda. Pravda.Ru has made up the list of Barack Obama's seven most infamous lies during his presidency.

May 19 08:56

How Congressional Republicans Lie to Approve Obama's Trade Deals

Obama’s trade-deals — especially TPP with Asia, and TTIP with Europe — are so vicious against the American people, the Obama Administration has labeled the documents “Classified,” and is threatening prosecution against any member of Congress who quotes from the texts; it would be “leaking classified information.”

May 19 08:55

Jeb Bush: Jesus Would Be The Perfect Republican President

The Republican primary clown car has pulled into Iowa and the competitors are falling over themselves to prove to conservative voters that they deserve to be the nominee. For most, the strategy is simple: Keep yelling “Ronald Reagan” as loudly as possible. However, with every candidate rushing to position themselves as the next Reagan, the Law of Diminishing Returns has kicked in.

May 19 08:55

Piers Morgan Calls for War

Webmaster addition: Here's your rifle!

May 19 08:55

Lebanon Army shells militants as Nusra, ISIS clash on northeast border

The Lebanese Army pounded jihadi hideouts on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday, as fresh clashes erupted in the area between ISIS and Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front.

May 19 08:54

State employees warned of possible layoffs as Alaska budget impasse continues

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Monday used his veto pen to slash $3 billion in spending from the state Legislature’s unfunded $5 billion budget, saying Alaska will be able to provide only critical government services beginning in July if lawmakers can’t agree on a new spending plan that includes all the money required to pay for it.

Walker also sent a letter to the state’s 23,000 workers Monday warning that most would get layoff notices in June without a legislative compromise leading into the state’s next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

May 19 08:47

OSCE: Ukraine’s decommunisation laws threaten media freedom

Ukraine’s new law banning propaganda and symbols for "totalitarian Communist and Nazi regimes", recently signed by President Petro Poroshenko, poses a potential threat to free expression and free media, a leading figure in Europe's main security and rights watchdog OSCE said on Monday.
She also commented on a separate law "on the legal status and honouring of fighters for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century", also signed by Poroshenko last week.
The law "introduces liability for publicly expressing disrespect for certain groups of fighters for Ukrainian independence in the 20th century and criminalizes public denial of the legitimacy of their fight for Ukraine’s independence", the statement said.

May 19 08:45

Over 200,000 Greeks Apply For Humanitarian Crisis Relief

The Humanitarian Crisis Relief program was one of the top priorities of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government and it was pushed forwards despite the Troika-Institutions objections. After the EU leaders Summit end of March, EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker had announced to release 2 billion euro to tackle the Greek humanitarian crisis. While it is not clear if Juncker sent the money or not, As KeepTalkingGreece reports, 212,897 Greeks have so far submitted requests to be part of the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program.

The majority of the needy seek help with food, while a percentage seeks financial aid to pay rent and an even smaller percentage needs free electricity.

May 19 08:44

State Duma Speaker praises South Korea’s position on anti-Russian sanctions

Speaker of Russia’s State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin has praised the position taken by the South Korean government that showed unwillingness to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. and the EU and did not join the anti-Russian sanctions.
State Duma Speaker: Moscow, Seoul to be able to eliminate shrinkage of trade http://tass.ru/en/russia/795441
Russia interested in gradual unification of Korean nation — lawmaker
http://tass.ru/en/world/795466

May 19 08:42

Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration.

May 19 08:42

Most Americans against Patriot Act, poll shows

Most Americans are against the Patriot Act, used by the NSA as a legal basis for spying on people, a new poll shows.

According to the poll released on Monday, 60 percent of the people in US think the Patriot Act should be reformed “to limit government surveillance and protect Americans’ privacy”.

May 19 08:41

Jeb Bush's Neo-Fascist PNAC Connection

Jeb Bush's signature on the founding documents of the Project for a New American Century will defeat any effort by him to separate his putative presidential candidacy from his family's historical support of overt Nazi and fascist policies, including the revelations of torture detailed in the Senate's report of this week.

PNAC developed and sold the blueprint for the new Anglo-American imperialism which has turned the United States internally into a garrison police-state and an imperial force internationally deployed against any nation deemed unfriendly to British or American financial interests. Its primary target was China, which it describes as the potential great power competitor of the United States, although it is most famous for selling the war in Iraq.

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May 19 08:37

Kiev forces shell Donetsk republic 29 times over past 24 hours, one person killed — DPR

"Over the past 24 hours the Ukrainian law enforcers have shelled the territory of DPR 29 times," the Donetsk news agency quotes him as saying. "Overnight alone, 19 incidents of shelling have been reported."
The DPR Defence Ministry points to an increase in the intensity of shelling from heavy weapons, which, according to the Minsk agreements, should be withdrawn from the separation line. In particular, over this period of time the Ukrainian side opened fire with 152-mm calibre guns six times. Also reported were 16 mortar attacks, five with tank guns, fire was opened twice with grenade launchers and small arms.
Militia say Ukraine’s Grad, Uragan rockets targeted at Kiev-controlled Volnovakha http://tass.ru/en/world/795515

May 19 08:37

U.S. Wakes up to “New Silk World Order”

The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.

History may signal it all started with this week’s trip to Sochi, led by their paperboy, Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin.

Arguably, a visual reminder clicked the bells for the real Masters of the Universe; the PLA marching in Red Square on Victory Day side by side with the Russian military. Even under the Stalin-Mao alliance Chinese troops did not march in Red Square.

As a screamer, that rivals the Russian S-500 missile systems. Adults in the Beltway may have done the math and concluded Moscow and Beijing may be on the verge of signing secret military protocols as in the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The new game of musical chairs is surely bound to leave Eurasian-obsessed Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski apoplectic.

May 19 08:36

Staff quit Clinton Foundation over Chelsea

Chelsea Clinton is so unpleasant to colleagues, she’s causing high turnover at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, sources say.

Several top staffers have left the foundation since Chelsea came on board as vice chairman in 2011.

“A lot of people left because she was there. A lot of people left because she didn’t want them there,” an insider told me. “She is very difficult.”

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She is her mother's child!

May 19 08:35

Report: Saudi Arabia in talks to purchase Pakistani nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia has reportedly held talks with Pakistan for the purchase of nuclear weapons amid the ongoing nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran, according to a US senior official who spoke with The Sunday Times.

Tensions in the region have escalated in light of the framework agreement the United States and the other world powers have made with the Islamic Republic, with Saudi Arabia increasingly concerned with the repercussions of a deal that may see the easing of sanctions leaving Iran more legroom to continue developing weapons of mass destruction.

May 19 08:34

Hillary Clinton made $3.2 million from the tech sector. Now she’s hitting it up for campaign dollars.

In one of her last gigs on the paid lecture circuit, Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed an eBay summit aimed at promoting women in the workplace, delivering a 20-minute talk that garnered her a $315,000 payday from the company.

Less than two months later, Clinton was feted at the San Francisco Bay-area home of eBay chief executive John Donahoe and his wife, Eileen, for one of the first fundraisers supporting Clinton’s newly announced presidential campaign.

The two events spotlight the unusually close financial ties between Clinton and a broad array of industries that have issues before the government and paid millions of dollars to her and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, in the months preceding the launch of her presidential campaign.

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