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December 17, 2015

Dec 17 09:55

Incontrovertible - New 9/11 Documentary by Tony Rooke

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP!

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

Dec 17 09:53

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:49

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

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



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Dec 17 09:47

Denmark's government wants to seize valuables from Syrian refugees

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

Dec 17 09:43

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 09:43

Bombshell: UK Accused Of Plotting Syria War Back In 2009

By Sophie McAdam

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



Dec 17 09:43

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:42

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:41

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:41

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

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



Dec 17 09:41

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:41

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:40

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 09:37

Watch: Donald Trump Takes on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

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

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



Dec 17 09:23

Printer giant Lexmark fires Mexico factory workers demanding $0.35 raise

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

Dec 17 09:20

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

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

Dec 17 09:19

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

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

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

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



Dec 17 09:14

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

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

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

Dec 17 09:11

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

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



Dec 17 09:10

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

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

Dec 17 09:09

How the Global Warming Scare Began

Dec 17 09:08

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

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

Dec 17 09:07

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

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

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

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

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



Lockerdome
Dec 17 09:06

CLIMATE SCAM: GOLDEN KEY TO BRING DOWN CAPITALISM

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

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

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

Save the planet from what, you ask?

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

Dec 17 09:05

Corruption Claims Roil Spain Election as Barcenas Promises Proof

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

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

Dec 17 08:58

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 17 08:52

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

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

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



Dec 17 08:50

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 08:50

Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen as Ceasefire Falters

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 17 08:47

Which US presidential candidate is good for Israel?

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another reason to vote for Trump!

Dec 17 08:42

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

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



Dec 17 08:41

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 08:40

How the Army freaked out civilians during the San Bernardino shooting

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

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

Dec 17 08:39

Turing CEO Martin Shkreli in custody after securities probe

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

Dec 17 08:31

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

We will have to wait to see how this unfolds.



Dec 17 08:25

A BLIND EYE TOWARD TURKEY’S CRIMES

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Dec 17 08:21

Samaha tells court he fell victim to entrapment

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

Dec 17 08:20

Putin accuses Turkish leadership of wheedling Americans

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

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

Dec 17 08:20

Cancer researcher stabbed to death during evening walk

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


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Owl 2
Dec 17 08:18

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

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

Dec 17 08:18

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

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

Dec 17 08:15

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

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

Dec 17 08:15

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

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



Dec 17 08:15

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 08:14

Putin pours fresh scorn on Turkey for downing Russian jet

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 17 08:11

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

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

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



Dec 17 08:10

Woman going to prison in cellphone slaying

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

Dec 17 08:08

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting silly!

Dec 17 08:07

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

Dec 17 08:06

SECRET DEAL QUADRUPLES FOREIGN WORKERS IN U.S.

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

This omnibus spending bill is proof positive of this.

Are you angry yet?!?



Owl 3
Dec 17 08:02

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

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

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

Dec 17 08:01

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Dec 17 07:54

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

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

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

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

Dec 17 07:53

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

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



Taboola
Dec 17 07:49

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

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

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

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

Dec 17 07:49

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

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

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

Dec 17 07:48

A GOP Debate ISIS Would Love

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

Dec 17 07:47

Suspended Uniformed Division Secret Service Officer Shot and Killed

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

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

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

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Dec 17 07:29

Homan Square: Is Someone Prototyping Domestic Rendition?

Throughout 2015, The Guardian has published ongoing revelations of Homan Square in Chicago Illinois, where people arrested by the Chicago police have been interrogated, tortured, sexually abused, and “disappeared.” There have been so many allegations and witnesses that The Guardian now maintains a home page for Homan Square coverage. One witness described Homan Square as “domestic black site,” and The Guardian states that it was used to “disappear 7,000 people.”

Dec 17 07:27

People Killed From Chrysler, Dodge Transmission Defect

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Dec 17 07:26

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where the story begins.

Dec 17 07:23

First ‘crisis actor’: 1990 ‘Nayirah’ claimed Iraq killed 312 hospital incubator infants in Kuwait to criminally incite war

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

2-minute clip from Barrie Zwicker’s The Great Conspiracy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVE8rV3-Zos

Edited and amended from a brief I wrote for interested Members of Congress in 2005 (and updated to 2009), War with Afghanistan and Iraq, rhetoric for war with Iran:

Dec 17 07:13

‘More devastating than any nuclear war’: John McAfee on the coming cyber war with ISIS

Every presidential contender says they want to destroy Islamic State, but John McAfee is the only one predicting a war involving cyberattacks, not conventional weapons. “We have to prepare ourselves” for an enemy that is “far more clever,” McAfee told RT.

Dec 17 07:12

Presidential candidate Paul ties Fed policies to Las Vegas real estate collapse

Southern Nevada's epic housing bust was a presidential campaign issue on Wednesday.

As the Federal Reserve announced its first interest-rate increase in about a decade, Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blamed the central bank for its role in the Las Vegas Valley's — and nation's — housing bubble.

Paul, speaking to an audience of more than 110 at an Economic Club of Las Vegas luncheon inside Caesars Palace, linked Fed policies to the city's real estate struggles.

Dec 17 07:11

Role of Saudi-led ‘military alliance’ put to question as some members reject participation

The international community has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s initiative to create a coalition against terrorism. However, its “military and ideological” role has been met with confusion even among members, some of whom didn’t know they were included.

Dec 17 07:11

IMF recognizes Ukraine’s contested $3bn debt to Russia as sovereign

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund has recognized Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia as official and sovereign – a status Kiev has been attempting to contest. Russia is to sue Ukraine if it fails to pay by the December 20 deadline.

Dec 17 07:10

Adelson son-in-law orchestrated family's purchase of Las Vegas Review-Journal

The son-in-law of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson arranged the $140 million purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Adelson's behalf, sources confirmed Wednesday.

Patrick Dumont, who is listed on the website of Las Vegas Sands Corp. as the company's senior vice president of finance and strategy, put together the deal at the behest of his father-in-law, the chairman and CEO of the casino operator.

Dumont, a 41-year-old from New York, in 2009 married Sivan Ochshorn, a daughter of Adelson's wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, from a prior marriage. Sivan Ochshorn Dumont runs the Israel Hayom, which is owned by the casino mogul.

Dec 17 07:01

LOOK What Hillary Said During The GOP Debate- It Instantly Backfired In A Big Way

It was an opportunity few could ignore. Whether contradicting the position she took in her Twitter message or poking fun at her use of the third person to refer to herself, Twitter users whiled away the time attacking Clinton for what she said and the way she said it.

Dec 17 06:58

A serious question: How many college students will die from real-world stupidity if a financial collapse unfolds?

The Federal Reserve has just declared that it will no longer bail out failing banks. This is one of the key precursors to the coming systemic debt collapse that's mathematically inevitable.

Dec 17 05:49

THE ROAD TO GALACTIC SERFDOM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this week, continuing the cinematic saga of an interplanetary civilization’s struggles with galactic war and tyranny. It will be watched by millions whose own civilization is beset by global warfare driven by a planetary empire on the verge of descending into a militarized police state. So now would be a good time to review the lessons to be found in the first two Star Wars trilogies concerning the road to universal serfdom and how to keep off it.

Dec 17 01:16

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Portrait of a Backstabbing Pasha

Erdo?an began his ascent to power as a social reformer in opposition to the power elite; he was a rabble-rouser for popular Islam and social welfare. Once he takes political power he enriches his family and the business elite and purges adversaries and rivals.

With political power and economic connections, he amasses personal wealth through illicit business transactions.

Dec 17 01:09

A Blind Eye Toward Turkey’s Crimes

The alleged ties between Turkish President Erdogan and Islamist terrorists in Syria is an embarrassment for the Obama administration and the U.S. news media, which would prefer to look the other way rather than face up to the danger created by an out-of-control NATO “ally.”

Dec 17 01:02

You Want War? Russia is Ready for War

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

Russia has placed ships and submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles in case Turkey under the cover of NATO decides to strike out against the Russian position. President Putin has been clear; Russia will use nuclear weapons if necessary if conventional forces are threatened.

Dec 17 00:57

And Just Like That, "Free Trade" Pact Trounces US Law

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

Dec 17 00:48

The Syria Liability: Western Investment Cataclysm

What if you woke up one morning, turned on CNN or BBC, and a friendly face told you 10 families ruled the world? How about 20? What if one family had investments in every corner of the world, and money bet on every point of conflict on Earth? Why CNN and BBC would be evangelizing conspiracy theories if they broadcast this. We all know everything is Vladimir Putin’s fault, and that Barack Obama is all that stands between America and doom. Here’s the other side of this alternate reality.

December 16, 2015

Dec 16 23:57

Seattle Ready to Welcome Syrian Refugees

King County is planning to welcome upwards of 200 Syrian refugees over the next year.

Dec 16 23:14

Trump Threatens to Sit out next GOP Debate

The real estate mogul appeared at his first campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., since the last GOP debate of 2015, again suggesting he may not attend the next debate.

“I’ll bet you they get big ratings,” Trump said at Wednesday’s rally about CNN. “I think next time I won’t do it,” adding “just to see it tank.”

Dec 16 23:03

Seattle Man Dies Days after Arrest, Fighting Police

In a report made public Wednesday afternoon, the King County Medical Examiner determined Ma's death was a homicide. A blood clot in his lung was the result of an existing injury. Other mitigating factors besides the scuffle with police, according to the report, Ma's own schizophrenic and threatening behavior.

Dec 16 22:29

The Death of Science | Scientific Corruption and You

cherry-picking data to get published and get funding

Dec 16 22:25

Top VA Watchdog Resigned After Being Caught Masturbating On The Job

Jon Wooditch, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ former top watchdog, resigned after being caught masturbating in the agency’s all-glass conference room in full view of people across the street, including school teachers at an education conference.

Now THAT'S transparency!

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