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"Income taxes are by far the most horrible of the taxes as they punish you for producing and creating wealth. After all, if the purported reasons for sin taxes such as alcohol and cigarette taxes is to de-incentivize people from drinking and smoking, what do you think an income tax does?" -- Robert Taylor

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May 30, 2016

May 30 10:09

Christopher Bollyn: How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror

The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.

According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, "Islamic terrorists" attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.

The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.

May 30 10:04

Japan Puts Military On Alert For Possible North Korea Missile Launch

Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said.

Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles.

Japan ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan’s NHK state broadcaster said.

A Japanese official, who declined to be identified as he is not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed the order. A spokesmen for Japan’s defense ministry declined to comment.

A Patriot missile battery on the grounds of Japan’s Ministry of Defense had its missile tubes elevated to a firing position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Historically,the guidance systems on North Korean missiles have performed miserably, to date.

That having been said,however, if another country, like Israel, (which was caught attempting to sell nuclear technology to then-apartheid South Africa) , sells North Korea a functional guidance system, which North Korean scientists can reverse-engineer, then all bets are off, and the region may well be headed into war.

May 30 09:53

Merkel’s TTIP policy is ‘wrong:’ German Vice Chancellor criticizes US-EU free trade deal

TTIP Hastiness would lead to an unfavorable agreement, German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, criticizing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approach to reaching an agreement with the US on harmonizing trade and investment regulations.

“It was wrong that, in the euphoria of [President Barack] Obama's visit to Germany, the Chancellor said that we will be able to conclude negotiations under any circumstances by the end of this year – and that she recently repeated that statement,” Gabriel said in an interview to the German regional RND newspaper group, criticizing Merkel’s stance on negotiations concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US.



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May 30 09:52

Uprising? Poland Slams EU for Turning Into a 'Super State'

The European Union risks turning into a "super state" if its institutions gain more power, Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski warned, lending credence to those voices who question whether Brussels should move towards greater political integration.

May 30 09:52

Greek protesters burn NATO & EU flags at Crete military base

Greek left wing protesters have held a major rally outside the NATO base in Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete, demanding the expulsion of the “imperialist” alliance which they claim “violates” the “sovereignty” of the country.

May 30 09:52

Tony Blair won’t be investigated in Iraq War inquiry

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking laws in the upcoming Iraq War inquiry report, in spite of assertions that the military intervention was illegal.



May 30 09:51

Turkish president slams presence of Russia, Iran, US in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raps the presence of Russia, Iran and the US in its war-ravaged neighbor, Syria.

May 30 09:48

Former Zurich Insurance CEO killed himself, says company

The former chief executive of Zurich Insurance has killed himself, the company said, less than three years after its chief financial officer killed himself.

The death of Martin Senn, who was born in 1957, takes the number of suicides by executives at Switzerland’s biggest companies to five in just eight years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It takes a lot of wet work to cover up that much fraud!

May 30 09:47

New Poll Shows Only 4% of Americans Trust Congress

The US system, which is nothing like the Republic it used to be, continues to degrade in the eyes of Americans.

That’s what this poll tells us.

Only 4 percent of Americans have “a great deal of confidence” in the US Congress.

Only 15 percent have a lot of confidence in the executive branch.

Only 24 percent have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All across Washington DC hands are being wrung to the shrill cry of, "What do we do? What do we do?!?"

Stop lying to us.

That would be a good start.

May 30 09:45

Google wipes Palestine off the map

The only "Palestine" Google knows is a town in Texas



May 30 09:45

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May 30 09:45

Hillary Clinton’s big donor problem isn’t going away: Her history of taking Wall Street cash exemplifies all that’s wrong in U.S. politics

In a 2011 interview with the Indian newspaper The Siasat Daily, Indian-American businessman and longtime friend and financial supporter of the Clintons, Sant Chatwal, was unusually candid (for a big donor, at least) about his experiences in American politics as a wealthy donor:

May 30 09:43

Still Report #905 - Clinton Will Be Indicted on Racketeering?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As noted below, the Huffington Post deleted the article!

May 30 09:41

Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will Be Indicted

The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on federal racketeering charges.

But the article link now directs to a page that says “404” with a frownie face and the message “This is so embarrassing” after Huffington Post took the piece down Sunday.

A note at the bottom of the original article explains that “This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.”

The Huffington Post’s media team and also HuffPo senior politics editor Sam Stein did not return requests for comment as of press time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI took over the RICO case against the Clinton Foundation after a Clinton-appointed judge tossed Larry Klayman's lawsuit out. My first thought was "Here is another FBI cover-up", but there is another possibility.

Hillary has become a major liability to the system. Charging her with racketeering with regard to the Clinton Foundation would eject her from the Presidential race and public life as a whole without risking the exposure of possible espionage in connection with her private email server!




May 30 09:38

THE UK IS SELLING RECORD QUANTITIES OF ARMS – INCLUDING MISSILES, BOMBS AND GRENADES – TO COUNTRIES LISTED BY THE FOREIGN OFFICE AS HAVING DUBIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS

The UK is selling record quantities of arms – including missiles, bombs and grenades – to countries listed by the Foreign Office as having dubious human rights records. Several have been accused of war crimes or suppressing popular protest.

More than £3bn of British-made weaponry was licensed for export last year to 21 of the Foreign Office’s 30 “human rights priority countries” – those identified by the government as being where “the worst, or greatest number of, human rights violations take place”, or “where we judge that the UK can make a real difference”. Listed countries which last year bought British arms and military equipment include:

? Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of perpetrating war crimes in Yemen;

? Bahrain, which used troops to quell protests following the Arab spring;

? Burundi, which is being investigated by the UN for human rights violations;

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These companies sell their weapons to countries where the leadership is just to the right of Attila the Hun on human rights, and then expect no human rights violations will ensue from those sales, and the use of these weapons against civilians?!?

Talk about hypocrisy, writ large!!

The cold, hard, reality is that these sales are all about the money; the leadership of these weapons companies have had their consciences surgically removed, before accepting their positions, and their business philosophy is "profits uber alles".

May 30 09:36

There Has Been A Coup In Brazil — Paul Craig Roberts

In Brazil the country’s largest newspaper has published a transcript of a secret recording leaked to the newspaper. The words recorded are the plot by the rich Brazilian elite, involving both the US-corrupted Brazilian military and Supreme Court, to remove the democratically elected president of Brazil under false charges in order to stop the investigations of the corrupt elites who inhabit Brazil’s senate and bring to an end Brazil’s membership in BRICS. The Russian-Chinese attempt to organize an economic bloc independent of Washington has now lost 20% of its membership.

Democracy has been overthrown in Brazil as in Ukraine, Honduras—indeed, everywhere the dirty evil hand of Washington falls, including the US itself.

May 30 09:32

UK TO STOCKPILE TANKS IN EASTERN EUROPE – REPORT

The British military may soon start stockpiling tanks and other heavy equipment in Eastern Europe as part of NATO's military beef up close to Russia's border. The decision may come at the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July.

Citing a threat to the Baltic States and Poland, the North-Atlantic alliance plans to deploy as many as 4,000 additional troops in those countries. The initial plan was for the US to provide half, with Germany and the UK shouldering the rest of the cost. However, last week the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington would only provide one 1,000-strong battalion and wanted the European members of the alliance to spend more on their own defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression"?!?

Considering what has been happening at its very borders,the Russian government has been acting in ways which can only be characterised as both reasonable and restrained!!

May 30 09:27

POLICE ARE SECRETLY USING 'VACCINE' TO SPY ON COMMUNITY EVENTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

'Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE) is co-led by Purdue and Rutgers University. The above video reveals how eager university professors and students are to help DHS spy on Americans.

Just like 'STINGRAY', police and Fusion Centers are secretly using VACCINE to spy on Americans.

"In 2012, VACCINE entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Ohio Fusion Center, managed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and Ohio Homeland Security."

Keeping VACCINE a secret is what police and Fusion Center spying is all about. Check out the excerpt from page 26 of VACCINE's 2013 Annual Report.

"VACCINE has a well-established process for entering into Memorandums of Understanding and Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure protection of the parties and data involved."
DHS is running a non-profit to spy on Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that, when it comes to spying on perfectly innocent Americans, it is very painfully apparent that the concept of "to protect and serve" has been thrown, collectively, under the bus, by police units all across this country.

Oh, and the Surveillance Goons have decided to destroy the first and 4th Amendments to the Constitution while they're at it.

Welcome to Amerika, my friends: land of the surveilled, and the home of the cowed.



May 30 09:19

Cleveland police in riot gear won’t wear body cameras during RNC

Many Cleveland police officers will not be wearing body cameras if protests turn violent during the Republican National Convention, officials said.

Police officials have told officers that a host of logistical issues, including an inability to attach the cameras to police riot gear, means officers will not be able to wear the devices.

The department says officers will use other methods to record police interactions with protesters and the public during the convention. But the head of a police union and the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed concern that the officers who will be thrust in the most volatile situations will not be wearing a device that is a deterrent for both violence against police and officer misconduct.

“To have those body cameras and not allow us to wear them is absolutely irresponsible,” Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence of) shock!!

And this decision also telegraphs, loudly and clearly, from where much of the violence is expected to come, and it won't be coming, originally, from the protesters!!

May 30 09:16

Some Mother's Son

(*submitted for Memorial Day consideration)

May 30 09:15

DOZENS SHOT OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AS THE COLLAPSE OF CHICAGO ACCELERATES

Chaos and violence threaten to spiral out of control in America’s third largest city, and nobody seems to have any idea how to solve the problem. After decades of control by the radical left, many parts of the “Windy City” have become rotting, decaying, gang-infested hellholes. Just like Detroit, the city of Chicago is rapidly becoming a joke to the rest of the world, but a horribly corrupt political culture likely stands in the way of any type of major reform any time soon. And just like much of the rest of the nation, a spirit of violence and civil unrest is rising in Chicago. So far this year, the number of shootings in Chicago is up 50 percent compared to the same time period last year, and that was before we even got to Memorial Day weekend. As of Sunday morning, at least 40 people had already been shot, and authorities were bracing for even more violence as the holiday weekend stretched on…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Chicago's Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has been utterly impotent, in terms of fixing this.

IF he thought his becoming Mayor of Chicago would improve his CV, in terms of running for State Senator, National Senator, or Congressman from Illinois, his performance (or lack thereof), has really bitten him in a very tender portion of the human anatomy, and that means he has become an intense liability, and embarrassment, for the Democratic Party.

May 30 09:06

VA COPS ATTACK 71-YEAR-OLD VIETNAM VETERAN FOR WALKING THROUGH METAL DETECTOR WITHOUT SHOWING ID

Video surfaced this Memorial Day weekend showing police officers wrapping their arms around the neck of a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran and tackling him to the ground before handcuffing him inside a Veterans Administration clinic in El Paso.

His crime: He allegedly walked through a metal detector without first showing identification while having something on (or in) him that set the alarm off.

However, Jose Oliva said he placed his identification into the bucket with the rest of his belongings that were in his pocket to be screened.

And even if he didn’t, there was no need to abuse him as they did.

However, the VA police officers were found to have done nothing wrong, according to the Office of Security and Law Enforcement (OS&LE) and Law Enforcement Training Center, which oversees VA police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Who the flip are these monsters, who consider it perfectly normal to choke and cuff an older Vet, who thought what he was doing was the absolutely correct protocol for entering the hospital for treatment?!?



May 30 09:02

MEMORIAL DAY - WALTER LEWIS SMITH

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May 30 08:54

Bill Kristol: 'New Presidential Candidate To Enter Race'

Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol doubled down on his Republican betrayal with a pair of tweets yesterday announcing that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race soon.

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May 30 08:47

Do Democrats Have Reason to be Worried-When the party backs a dishonest candidate,it risks the entire "Democrat" brand. It translates to systemic corruption. If the FBI throws more fuel on this fire, you can bet the entire ticket, up and down, will burn

Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong?



May 30 08:46

Japan: Drinking ban and curfew for US military in Okinawa after murder of local woman

US military officials have reportedly cancelled all parties, festivals and celebrations after a former marine was arrested on suspicion of murder a Japanese woman. Locals have been calling for greater disciplinary rules and supervision of the 30,000 US workers in Okinawa.

May 30 08:43

Google's upcoming Allo messaging app is 'dangerous', Edward Snowden claims

Snowden said Google's decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default makes it 'unsafe'

May 30 08:34

Here’s How to Honor the Fallen this Memorial Day: By Exposing the Warmongering Lies of Govt

By Claire Bernish

Displaying flags and placing flowers on the graves of military members might be two of the more traditional Memorial Day methods of showing tribute to those who have fallen in battle; but perhaps a new tradition must be initiated — one that would constitute the highest form of respect. It’s time, beginning with Memorial Day 2016, to prevent any further unnecessary deaths by exposing the lies of the American empire in corporate and defense profiteering as the now-exclusive driving factors behind its push for war on all fronts...



May 30 06:37

"That's Not True" BBC Host Hangs Up On Guest for Citing Rotherham Muslim Rape Scandal

According to BBC host Dotun Adebayo, the Rotherham mass rape scandal never happened and bringing it up is "offensive."

May 30 06:16

How Russia Is Preparing for WWIII

So let us now examine the Russian reaction to Empire’s stance.

First, the Russians want to make darn sure that the Americans do not give in into the illusion that a full-scale war in Europe would be like WWII which saw the US homeland only suffer a few, tiny, almost symbolic, attacks by the enemy. Since a full scale war in Europe would threaten the very existence of the Russian state and nation, the Russians are now taking measures to make darn sure that, should that happen, the US would pay an immense price for such an attack.

Second, the Russians are now evidently assuming that a conventional threat from the West might materialize in the foreseeable future. They are therefore taking the measures needed to counter that conventional threat.

Third, since the USA appears to be dead set into deploying an anti-ballistic missile system not only in Europe, but also in the Far East, the Russians are taking the measures to both defeat and bypass this system.

The Russian effort is a vast and a complex one, and it covers almost every aspect of Russian force planning, but there are four examples which, I think, best illustrate the Russian determination not to allow a 22 June 1941 to happen again:



May 30 06:15

Retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality

May 29 17:56

One in five licensed lawyers having a drinking problem, while almost one in three experienced symptoms of depression, according to a new study

One in five licensed lawyers having a drinking problem, while almost one in three experienced symptoms of depression, according to a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.



May 29 17:54

Detroit police acted like 'dog death squad,' lawsuit says

Three months after Detroit paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed because Detroit Police Officer Daryl Dawson fatally shot a chained-up dog named Babycakes, the Department is being sued for another dog massacre.

May 29 17:42

Careful, he’ll lose his temper! Shouty Chris Evans is mocked as ‘a poor man’s Clarkson’ who has no ‘banter or charisma’ and insists on putting on a ‘weird cinematic voice’ as his debut appearance on Top Gear is panned and ridiculed by fans and critics

Kellie Yardley wrote: 'New #TopGear is pretty much old Top Gear- same scripts, different faces- would have thought they'd have wanted to change it up a bit...'

Tweeter Ben Pearson said the new version was 'exactly the same without the banter or charisma'.

Danny Cohen, the BBC's former director of television and the man who sacked Clarkson, was trolled by disgruntled viewers during the broadcast.

One said: '@JeremyClarkson it is safe to say that @DannyCohen has now made top gear into flop gear! What an absolute pile of s**t!!'

May 29 17:17

Clinton has been burying emails since she was First Lady

While the State Department’s own internal probe found former Secretary Hillary Clinton violated federal recordkeeping laws, it’s not the first time she and her top aides shielded her e-mail from public disclosure while serving in a government position.

In 1999, as investigators looked into Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate and other scandals involving the then-first lady, it was discovered that more than 1 million subpoenaed e-mails were mysteriously “lost” due to a “glitch” in a West Wing computer server.

The massive hole in White House archives covered a critical two-year period — 1996 to 1998 — when Republicans and special prosecutor Ken Starr were subpoenaing White House e-mails.

May 29 14:55

Ron Paul: Global Elite Fear Audit The Fed Bill


Thanks to those who just chipped in. We are good until July 1!!


May 29 13:32

Memorial Day 2016: Avenge US military war dead in lie-started illegal wars by arresting today’s US ‘leaders’ still lying US military into illegal Wars of Aggression

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

avenge: to take vengeance on behalf of

vengeance: from Latin vindicare "to set free, claim, avenge" (see vindicate)

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” – President Harry Truman, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller, pg. 26.

3-minute video: Police, Military – Was your Oath sincere?

Memorial Day is to honor US military who died during active duty. Honorable US military enlist to protect and defend American values explicit in the Declaration of Independence, and American rights explicit in the US Constitution. Importantly, all US military and many categories of government employees take an Oath to protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

May 29 13:17

Delta Scraps TSA Checkpoints

May 29 13:14

3 Disgusting Reasons Why You Should Never Trust Food Labels

By Claire Bernish

You cannot rely on food producers to put food labels on products in a sufficient enough manner to describe what you’re actually buying, and — in the case of meat and animal products — what you’re allowing to continue through your purchase.

1. “Progressive Farming. Family Style,” pig ‘producer,’ The Maschhoffs, slogan boasts — but if the Hormel supplier truly believes what the pigs it raises go through is family-oriented, the company could easily qualify for psychological assistance. Disturbingly, though, The Maschhoffs are far from alone...



May 29 12:42

Obama's True Legacy: The WORST Jobs Disaster In U.S. History

The preposterously low unemployment rate is achieved simply by refusing to count the vast majority of 94 million Americans who aren't in the labor force as "unemployed."

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May 29 12:38

Michelle Fields Is Back ... And She's Shilling For Queenzilla

Professional victim Michelle Fields was hired by Huffington Post last week to cover the Trump campaign and she immediately made an appearance on MSNBC to tell the world the wonderful news.

Dear lord, she is stupid. You gotta see this.

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May 29 12:31

The elite one-percent’s ‘Orgy Island’ exposed… you won’t believe this!

If you can name it — it has likely taken place this the lavish private island off the coast of Puerto Rico which boasts a beautifully landscaped plush luxury estate complete with its own helipad, privy only to certain members of the global elite.

Owned by Jeffery Epstein, a wealthy American financier and convicted sex offender, Little St. James Island appears to be somewhat of a gathering place and is a well desired hangout among key figureheads, actors and royalty to the likes of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and even Prince Andrew.

May 29 11:38

America’s First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain Is Here — and It Pays $16 an Hour

By Carey Wedler

As fast food chains like Jack in the Box and McDonald’s fight to stay afloat, a new fast food chain is challenging fundamental norms within the industry. Organic Coup is the first USDA-certified organic fast food chain in the country, offering previously unheard of healthy options and boasting formidable funding with ambitious plans to expand rapidly across the country.

Touting its organic certification, Organic Coup explains its standards, which “do not allow Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals and pesticides, or the use of antibiotics or added hormones in livestock.”

Their small but savory menu reflects their approach...

May 29 09:51

Mars Is Closest to Earth in 11 Years on Monday: What to Expect

Time to tune up your telescopes! Mars is at its closest to Earth in 11 years on Monday (May 30), providing a great closer to Memorial Day events.

Even if you're too busy doing other things that night to gaze at the Red Planet, you'll still get a good chance for at least two weeks. While Mars is technically at its closest on Monday at 47.2 million miles (76 million kilometers) from Earth, it will remain closer than 48 million miles (77.2 million km) up until June 12.

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May 29 09:46

WEEK’S END TOON ~~ ISRAEL’S NEW TWO STATE SOLUTION

May 29 09:45

BROKEN PROMISES IN THE ‘PROMISED LAND’

The Israeli minister of Environment joined the previous defense minister to
quit the Zionist regime’s government because it is becoming more extreme.
With the addition of bar bouncer colonial settler Avigdor Lieberman (has a
house in an illegal colony here in Bethlehem), the fascist government is
now in good shape to take Israel to the next inevitable stage along. The
same trend-line that Nazi Germany took step-wise in the 1930s. It is no
wonder that so many more people are now drawing parallels between the two
regimes with similar exclusivist ideologies (Nazism and Zionism). Thousands
of Israeli Jews from Israel Shahak to Israeli General and Deputy Chief of
Staff Yair Golan have already made the comparison to the consternation of
the Zionist leadership. Ken |Livingstone's truthful statement taht JHitler
supported Zionism early on is well supported by facts

May 29 09:37

6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of "Programming" A Day

Is there any hope for our country as long as the vast majority of the population is continually plugging themselves into this enormous "propaganda matrix"?

May 29 09:35

Iceland Has Offered Foreign Bondholders A "Choice": Sell Now, Or Have Cash Impounded Indefinitely

In a shocking turn of events, a law passed on May 22 by Iceland's parliament is offering the foreign holders of about $2.3 billion worth of krona-denominated bonds a choice of either selling out in June at a below-market exchange rate, or have the money they receive upon maturity be impounded indefinitely in low interest bank accounts. In other words, Iceland is trying to kick out foreign investors.

May 29 09:26

Not fit for purpose: Fitness trackers are so inaccurate with calorie counting they are getting readings wrong by 40 per cent, study reveals

A new study has revealed that trackers made by Fitbit and Jawbone underestimated the calorie burn for household chores and notably overestimated it during vigorous exercise.

In a review of two wrist worn and two hip-worn trackers, readings were accurate enough with 'sedentary exercise' - but overestimates ranged from 16 to 40 per cent for anything more strenuous..

May 29 09:24

Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, claims mafia expert Roberto Saviano: 'It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital'

Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, according to journalist Roberto Saviano, who spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia.

May 29 09:16

Disfiguring tropical bug spread across Syria after ISIS turn the streets into a filthy wasteland is now eating its way across the Middle East

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by bites from infected sand flies.

It can lead to severe scarring, often on the face, and regularly goes undiagnosed and untreated.

May 29 09:09

Microsoft uses malware tactics to foist Windows 10 on more PCs

To avoid Windows 10 you now need to study that pop-up closely and use the "Click here to change the upgrade schedule or cancel scheduled upgrade". This might change again – Microsoft clearly can't be trusted – so if you're determined to avoid Windows 10 then I'd recommend using the free Never10 tool to block it.

May 29 09:06

Tony Blair: Corbyn in power would be a 'dangerous experiment'

During the interview Mr Blair said the dislike many felt for him was less to do with the Iraq War and more to do with him winning three general elections for Labour.

May 29 08:59

In Stunning Reversal, IMF Blames Globalization For Spreading Inequality, Causing Market Crashes

In a stunning reversal for an organization that rests at the bedrock of the modern "neoliberal" (a term the IMF itself uses generously), aka capitalist system, overnight IMF authors Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani, and Davide Furceri issued a research paper titled "Neoliberalism: Oversold?" whose theme is a stunning one: it accuses neoliberalism, and its immediate offshoot, globalization and "financial openness", for causing not only inequality, but also making capital markets unstable.

May 29 08:59

EU Passed Tax ID Numbers for Everyone

The EU is laying the groundwork for everyone in Europe to be given a new tax ID number in preparation for moving to electronic money. They are using a National Insurance number pretense to disguise the real objective. This scheme was passed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee last week. This is another step in the federalization of Europe and even the British will have to comply. Naturally, nobody will report this in Britain because it obviously calls for a European Taxpayer Identification Number to keep track of every EU citizen, which include the British.

May 29 08:58

Mainstream Media and Government Remain Silent as Activists From All Over the US Deliver Aid to Flint

Lead contaminates the water in Flint, Michigan, and as you’ve probably heard, the state government in conjunction with emergency managers needlessly endangered the lives of every resident in the city by poisoning its water supply with toxic lead — for a savings amounting to about $80 to $100 per day. And while the Flint Water Crisis has largely disappeared from headlines in both mainstream and alternative media, residents are no closer to receiving the most basic human right with any consistency.

In fact, the situation, in many ways, continues to worsen as the government not only originally failed to keep informed residents of the economically-depressed city what’s being done to solve their crisis, but failed to provide adequate supply for their daily lives.

May 29 08:57

As Our Past Wars Are Glorified This Memorial Day Weekend, Give Some Thought To Our Prospects Against The Russians And Chinese In World War III

The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by the hubris and arrogance of the West, by the demonization of Russia, by provocative military actions by the West, by American interference in the Russian province of Chechnya and in former Russian provinces of Ukraine and Georgia, and by the absence of any restraint from Western Europe on Washington’s ability to foment war. http://thesaker.is/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/

Like Steven Starr, Stephen Cohen, myself, and a small number of others, the Saker understands the reckless irresponsibility of convincing Russia that the United States intends to attack her.

May 29 08:57

Pharmacist Speaks Out: Get Off Prescription Drugs, Avoid Vaccines

Margaret is a pharmacist. With a Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and over two decades working in the field of pharmacy, she’s seen firsthand how “guideline-driven” medicine has artificially forced every patient into the same clinical box, thereby hooking them on drugs. The result is that “Doctors don’t THINK anymore — they just do what they’re told, which is to put people on meds. So many people in medicine (doctors, nurses, pharmacists) don’t really question anything,” says Margaret. “They’re so busy that they just do what the ‘guidelines’ say to do, rather than look at individuals and what makes sense.”

A former employee of a major pharmaceutical company, Margaret left her job so she could spend more time with her family. At the time, she questioned her former employer’s “huge marketing budget” and now believes the marketing of drugs to the general public — along with guidelines-driven medicine — needs to stop.

May 29 08:55

Hillary Clinton’s Continuing Lack of Interest in Cover-up of Vince Foster’s Murder

Internal documents from the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr confirm FBI agents and others undermined the Vince Foster death investigation. Accuracy in Media had been following the Foster investigation in the 1990s, and Reed Irvine suspected investigators had no evidence that Foster’s car was at Fort Marcy Park when he was already dead. As Hillary Clinton moves closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination for president, her critics and supporters might wonder why she has no apparent interest in the ongoing cover-up of the murder of her close friend and confidant.

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Another case of the dog not barking!

May 29 08:51

Why Is Our Government Still Using Floppy Discs?

May 29 08:48

Edward Snowden Demonstrates How To "Go Black"

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden first exposed the world to just how easily the government could compromise their technology and spy on them, many immediately sought ways to secure their data and protect their gadgets.

May 29 08:46

‘All we have to fear is fear itself’

It is irresponsible to enter the polling booth on June 23 without trying to assess the reasons why so many citizens in the UK want to leave the EU. That disillusionment with, and sense of detachment from, Brussels is becoming widespread all over the EU.

There is a sense that austerity applies to all but the rich. A belief that the social part of the social market has been cast aside; deep unease at appalling levels of unemployment in some EU countries; shock that the commission negotiated in total secrecy with America the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

May 29 08:45

France and Italy could be the next European economies to crash

Denied the option of devaluation, both countries have relied on debt-funded public spending to maintain economic activity and living standards. The people and their representatives refuse to face reality

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May 29 08:44

FLASHBACK - 9/11: Cover For A Coup D'Etat?

September 11th 2001. The day that will forever live in infamy as the day when the reset button was hit on over two centuries of American history and allowed for the new doctrines of preemptive war, the domestic police state and the codifying of torture into the law of the land. The real meaning as well as the cause of 9/11 continues to resonate and be debated throughout the alternative media and the blogosphere despite the sanctimonious reverence given to it by the corporate, state controlled mainstream media where those who dare to even suggest that it was blowback are shouted down by angry demagogues standing atop their electronic soapboxes. That one single day more than anything else has been used as the justification the rise of the new American fascist state and the illegal wars of aggression that feed the colossus that is the military industrial complex.

May 29 08:43

Sen. Rand Paul Hoping the Prospect of President Trump Might Push Congress to Reclaim War Powers

Rand says: My amendment will state that it is the sense of the Senate that the 2001 9/11 AUMF and the 2002 Iraq war AUMF do not apply to today's war in Iraq and Syria and that if war is to continue there must be a new declaration of war by Congress. One generation cannot bind another generation to perpetual war. Our Constitution mandates that war be authorized by Congress. Period."

May 29 08:42

Hezbollah Prepares for Possible Escalation of Conflict With Israel

According to Lebanese daily As-Safir, Hezbollah was placing its rocket arsenal along the northern border with Israel and tracking the movements of the Israeli army.

The newspaper reported that the group was building several "sophisticated" tunnels on the border with Israel following the example of the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas, which had reportedly built several tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

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Israel still wants the Litani river!

May 29 08:41

Iran-Led Push to Retake Falluja From ISIS Worries U.S.

American commandos are on the front lines in Syria in a new push toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Raqqa, but in Iraq it is an entirely different story: Iran, not the United States, has become the face of an operation to retake the jihadist stronghold of Falluja from the militant group.

May 29 08:41

Anti-Islam protest erupts into riot as far right groups fight running battles with anti-fascists

The ugly scenes were caught on camera in Melbourne, Australia, as heated exchanges over Muslim immigration got out of hand.

More than 400 people were confronted with 500 riot police in Coburg as both anti-racist and anti-Islam protesters clashed.

Supporters of far right groups the True Blue Crew and the United Patriots Front were taking part in the Stop the Far Left protest when violence broke out with protesters from the No To Racism rally, the Express reports.

May 29 08:39

Charges dropped against Orthodox Jewish man accused in Williamsburg gang assault of gay black student

“We are dismissing this case in the interest of justice,” prosecutors said in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday.

May 29 08:37

Economist Paul Craig Roberts: Greece Must Leave the Eurozone to Regain Its Sovereignty

In Greece, the Syriza-led coalition government is now set to agree to new rounds of cuts and privatizations demanded by the country's lenders. Prior to its initial election in January 2015, Syriza had promised to abolish the country's loan agreements and austerity policies. Now, unemployment remains at record levels, and the young and educated continue to leave the country, while recent large-scale privatizations such as the sell-off of the port of Piraeus have been pushed through.

May 29 08:37

Close Calls: We Were Closer to Nuclear Destruction than We Knew

It is difficult today to raise a strong opinion in the nuclear-weapon states for nuclear disarmament. One reason is that the public sees the risk of a nuclear war between these states as so unlikely that it can be disregarded.

It is then important to remind ourselves that we were for decades, during the Cold War, threatened by extinction by nuclear war. We were not aware at that time how close we were. In this article I will summarize some of the best-known critical situations. Recently published evidence shows that the danger was considerably greater than we knew at the time.

The risk today of a nuclear omnicide—killing all or almost all humans—is probably smaller than during the Cold War, but the risk is even today real and it may be rising. That is the reason I wish us to remind ourselves again: as long as nuclear weapons exist we are in danger of extermination. Nuclear weapons must be abolished before they abolish us.

May 29 08:35

Tony Blair hints he could reject Chilcot Inquiry findings – and ‘looks forward’ to debate

'Well, of course, you don’t see the report until it comes out so let’s wait for that point but I think when you go back and look at what was said I don’t think anyone can seriously dispute I was making it clear what my position was'

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May 29 08:33

It’s Time Orthodox Jews Speak Out Against Shomrim Patrol

The Brooklyn Hasidim accused of beating a young, gay black man named Taj Patterson back in 2013 are reportedly about to get a plea deal so sweet, they won’t serve a single day in prison. Patterson, who was beaten so badly that he was left blind in one eye, and who had homophobic slurs hurled at him throughout the ordeal, is surely having a hard time understanding the aftermath.

May 29 08:33

France will "go all the way" to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said

Dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters on Tuesday, escalating an investigation on suspicions of tax evasion. Investigators searched McDonald's French headquarters on May 18 in another tax probe.

May 29 08:29

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard Commencement Speech, Says Anti-Semitism on the Rise

Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.”
Note: Who creates anti-Semitism? No anti-Buddhism, no anti-Hinduism, so why?

May 29 08:26

9 Uses For Hemp You Won’t Learn From Mainstream Media

By Amanda Froelich

Though the negative stigma associated with cannabis has lessened in recent years – especially since CBD-rich oils to be a powerful aid in fighting cancer, it still hasn’t garnered full support from the public.

Such is unfortunate, as hemp is one of the most versatile (and longest cultivated) crops on the planet and can be used for a variety of practical and economical uses. According to some sources, the crop is humanity’s answer to eliminating smog from current fuels, creating a cleaner energy source that can replace nuclear power, remove radioactive water from the soil, and eliminate smog from skies in industrialized areas.

In addition, nationwide hemp production could eliminate deforestation by converting current paper to hemp paper which can be recycled up to 8 times. Compare this to wood pulp, which is recyclable up to 3 times. Finally, hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious and can even serve as a suitable feed for animals and livestock...

May 29 08:24

Saudi Arabia is building an embassy in Israël

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has begun the construction of a gigantic embassy in Israël, probably the most important in Tel-Aviv. Officially, the two states do not maintain diplomatic relations because of the expulsion by Israël of the majority of its Palestinian population in 1948 (al-Nakba). However, the Quincy Pact, signed between President Roosevelt and King Abdelaziz in 1945, and renewed by President Bush and King Fahd in 2005, stipulates amongst other things that the Kingdom would not oppose the Jewish homeland in Palestine (future state of Israël)

May 29 08:24

Transgender Israeli Arab Wins Historic Tel Aviv Pageant

A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant.

May 29 08:21

Video of Bernie Sanders ‘Where the Hood At?’ Intro Is a Hoax

As Americablog’s John Aravosis now notes, there’s some doubt as to whether Sanders actually did take the stage to the booming sounds of DMX‘s “Where the Hood At?”, but we’ve got fairly definitive proof that it was a hoax.

Aravosis notes that there’s different music used on different videos of the event, but we’ve got the original feed, plus an extemporaneous video, which show that there was, in fact, no music played over Bernie’s intro. Here’s the DMX version, followed by the Fox 10 Phoenix feed, followed by cellphone video that was shot from the crowd:

May 29 08:20

As Silence, Defiance Goes On Over Dishonest Edit, Katie Couric’s Proud Legacy Taking Serious Hit

Couric, who turns 60 next year, may now be staring at the end of her career, and not exactly the kind of ending that another icon in Peyton Manning just enjoyed (See: going out as a winner on the world’s biggest stage). Why? Because the news that broke this week around the deceptive edit to end all deceptive edits is not the kind of thing that one at this stage of her career (See: on the downside) can ever recover from if credibility means anything anymore.

Quick summary: Couric signs on as an executive producer, host and narrator of a documentary titled Under the Gun. The doc is produced and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, an anti-gun activist. And at what’s supposed to be a telling moment of the movie, Couric asks a group of Virginia gun owners the following question: “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

May 29 08:18

Cenk Uygur to Sanders: Would You Support a Third Party Candidate Over Hillary?

Bernie Sanders sat down for a lengthy interview yesterday with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, and at one point Uygur asked the Democratic candidate about supporting a third-party candidate over Hillary Clinton.

He said that if “there’s a third party candidate that’s much closer to your views… why not support the person that’s much closer to your views?”

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I would support Godzilla over Hillary!

May 29 08:15

Jewish leaders express concern over proposed changes to Dem platform on Israel

Bernie Sanders’ appointments of Cornel West and James Zogby as his representatives to the Democratic party’s platform drafting committee are drawing strong condemnation from U.S. Jewish leaders.

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"You Americans just don't get it. We own you. We OWN you! You are not allowed to have political leaders who are not our willing slaves! What is the matter with you dirty filthy anti-Semites who want Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!?!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 29 08:13

Britain’s Secret Drug-Running Operations in Colombia

Since the 1980s, when Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service started operating in Colombia, special forces on all sides have been killing rival drug gangs and even counter-narcotics police units. This amounts to a proxy drug-smuggling network, which Britain has aided for decades. Cocaine is a huge industry, worth some $60 billion per annum. Coke is mainly a middle-class drug, used by politicians, models, film stars, and people in music, media, and other industries. More importantly, coke and other drug monies are untraceable and can be used for military black ops. A great deal is known about the US Central Intelligence Agency’s s role in drug running. Alfred McCoy’s The Politics of Heroin , Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance, and Douglas Valentine’s The Strength of the Wolf are vital exposés. Much less is known about MI6’s role.

May 29 08:12

Preacher carrying ‘you deserve to be raped’ sign hit over the head by baseball bat-wielding woman

Glendale, Arizona preacher Brother Dean Saxton makes it a habit to stand outside local high schools and loudly condemn students and members of the LGBT community. ABC15 reports he often also holds a sign that reads, “You deserve to be raped.”

But when he embarked on one of his unsolicited missions this month at Apollo High School, Tabitha Brubaker, 19, responded to what she called hate speech by striking him over the head with a baseball bat, according to authorities. She has been charged with felony assault.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think this falls underneath the "he needed a good clubbing" defense.

May 29 08:10

From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good

The following extract is from the 2011 lecture ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’ by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned agronomist William Albrecht, who died in 1974.

May 29 08:08

The Blair Impeachment Project: Time for action at long last

With just over six weeks to go before the long-awaited release of the Chilcot report into the Iraq War the calls for former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be properly held to account for the lies he told us in the lead up to the illegal invasion are increasing by the day.

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May 29 08:07

Europe Revolts Against Russian Sanctions

From ministerial offices to barricades on the streets, Europe is in open revolt against anti-Russian sanctions which have cost workers and businesses millions of jobs and earnings. Granted, the contentious issues are wider than anti-Russian sanctions. However, the latter are entwined with growing popular discontent across the EU.

May 29 08:06

The World’s Most Expensive “Thing” – It’s British, a Financial Disaster And Will Affect Us All

This power station has been described as the most expensive single “thing” on earth, although other power projects such as energy ports come even more expensive. Originally budgeted to cost around £14 billion three years ago, then £18 billion last year and revised up to nearly £22 billion this year. The EU Commission has estimated its final cost to be £24 billion.

Electricité de France or EDF the French state owned energy company is the biggest stakeholder. The project to build this power station is more expensive than the entire market capitalisation value of EDF and is effectively one huge gamble, and a gamble in more ways than one.

May 29 08:05

Guardian admits its reporter fabricated interviews

Britain’s center-left Guardian newspaper has apologized after it emerged one of its reporters had been fabricating interviews and falsely claiming to have been at events he wrote about.

Joseph Mayton, a California-based freelancer who has been writing for the paper since 2009, was accused of making up quotes in some stories and filing interviews with people who later said they had never spoken to him.

The Guardian, which has been forced to make a large number of its reporters redundant in recent months owing to financial difficulties, published an apology to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified.”

May 29 08:03

Merkel hails Franco-German relations after Verdun invite

“What is shocking is that, 25 years later, no lessons were learnt and World War II followed the first,” once again pitting the neighbours against each other.

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And WWIII is following WWII.

May 29 08:01

EU army plans ‘kept secret’ from British voters until after Brexit referendum

Detailed plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until the day after the June 23 Brexit referendum, it has emerged.

May 29 08:01

Russia Increases Strikes on Illegal Oil Transport Routes in Syria

Russian warplanes have increased airstrikes against illegal oil production sites and oil smuggling routes in Syria since May 20, head of the Russian General Staff Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy said Friday.

According to him, Moscow and Washington have agreed on the need to decrease the economic potential of the terrorist groups Daesh and Al-Nusra.

May 29 08:00

A world war has begun. Break the silence.

On my return journey, I stopped at Honolulu airport and noticed an American magazine called Women's Health. On the cover was a smiling woman in a bikini swimsuit, and the headline: "You, too, can have a bikini body." A few days earlier, in the Marshall Islands, I had interviewed women who had very different "bikini bodies"; each had suffered thyroid cancer and other life-threatening cancers.

Unlike the smiling woman in the magazine, all of them were impoverished: the victims and guinea pigs of a rapacious superpower that is today more dangerous than ever.

I relate this experience as a warning and to interrupt a distraction that has consumed so many of us. The founder of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, described this phenomenon as "the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the habits and opinions" of democratic societies. He called it an "invisible government".

May 29 07:57

Colorado and nation face 70,000-ton nuclear waste burden

The federal government stepped up efforts to deal with the nation’s growing, heavily guarded stockpiles of nuclear waste Tuesday, convening westerners in Denver to search for a path to a locally accepted site somewhere for deep burial.

May 29 07:57

EU Preparing for a Possible Brexit

SPIEGEL has learned that the foreign ministers of six EU countries have met to discuss the implications of Britain's possible departure from the European Union. They fear that difficult negotiations over the course of two years could result.

May 29 07:52

French PM Valls stakes political career on union fight

Engaged in a fierce tug of war with unions and some of his own party over labour reforms, France's embattled Prime Minister Manuel Valls has staked his political career on staring down the crisis.

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"Regardez, mes maîtres les banquiers ont m'a ordonné de vous faire tous les pauvres afin qu'ils puissent être riche, et je vais le faire, alors vous pourriez aussi bien vous habituer à l'idée!" -- Le Miniister

*Look, my masters the bankers have ordered me to make you all poor so they can be rich, and I will do that, so you might as well get used to the idea!
"Où est la guillotine?"* -- Les gens

*Where is the guillotine?

May 29 07:50

'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

Many viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe.

May 29 07:47

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! Daesh plans to hit Euro 2016 in France: German spy chief

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has warned that the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is preparing for a terror attack it during the upcoming Euro 2016 soccer tournament to in France.

May 29 07:43

FOIA requests reveal CDC knew and hid that thimerosal causes Autism

Information obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests filed by concerned Americans have led to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to admit that thimerosal, a common ingredient used in vaccines, does indeed causes Autism.

May 29 07:34

Massive flooding in Texas

May 29 07:08

FLASHBACK: Attorneygate: Bill Clinton's 1993 Purge of U.S. Attorneys

History is an excellent antidote for hysteria. All the huffing and puffing over the Bush Administration's firing of eight U.S. Attorneys might be tempered by an awareness that Bush's predecessor, President Bill Clinton, summarily fired all 93 U.S. Attorneys on a single day, March 23, 1993. (1) (2)

Why the Clinton Administration initiated this unprecedented purge has never been adequately investigated. For the convenience of future historians, we offer here a full list of the 93 U.S. Attorneys whose resignations the Clinton administration demanded:

May 29 07:03

Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race

Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide.

But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Mrs. Clinton is struggling to find her footing.

May 29 06:08

CT Governor Approves $22 Million Package for World's Largest Hedge Fund Amidst State Layoffs

The State Bond Commission approved $22 million in grants and loans Friday for the world's largest hedge fund despite bipartisan complaints that the wealthy company can afford it at a time when state employees are being laid off.

May 29 03:00

4 Awful Secrets No One Is Telling You About Windows 10

You may have heard talk of Windows 10 switching on a keylogger that tracks your every keystroke and that Cortana, the Windows 10 digital assistant, is watching everything you do. It's been found that switching most of these features off does diddly-squat; your Windows 10 is still talking to Microsoft about what you've been up to. So, as long as you don't like using the Internet or typing or even speaking while around your computer, Windows 10 should be a home run for you.

May 28 19:07

VIDEO: Telemundo Busted Staging Shot at Anti-Trump Protest

A Telemundo cameraman was busted staging a shot and directing protesters during yesterday's Anti-Trump protests in San Diego.

After the cameraman was confronted by RebelPundit's Andrew Marcus and asked if he was "staging a shot," he responded by admitting he "probably" was and told him "f**k you."

May 28 14:41

HILLARY EMAIL MIGRAINE

Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse. A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill.

May 28 14:40

Navy Classified Case Draws Comparisons To Clinton Emails

Very interesting story from Politico...

And the photo I included in the story of Hillary is a MUST SEE. It shows what she actually looks like without the TV lighting. It is extremely frightening, be forewarned.

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May 28 14:35

RAW VIDEO -- Anti-Trump Protests Rage In San Diego

I put together the 6 BEST raw clips of the Trump protests in San Diego...

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May 28 12:49

Truthout interviews economist Paul Craig Roberts


With the upcoming presidential election in the US, do you believe any of the candidates offer any hope for a change of political, economic or foreign policy direction?

The government is not run by presidents. It's run by several hundred assistant secretaries, and they have nominal bosses called cabinet secretaries ... when you get elected, you're excited and want to get going and you've got to get all of these appointees through the Senate, you end up having to appoint the people the Senate's going to confirm. Otherwise, you never have a government. So unless the revolution also changed the Senate, so that they were to say, "Yes, let's appoint all of these people who will bring change, and undermine all of our relationships with the power structure, the people who give the political contributions to keep us in office, let's wreck all that and appoint somebody who's going to make change," that's not going to happen!

May 28 10:30

Provocation? Turkish Military Advances 700 Meters Into Syria

The division of the Turkish army has made advances by 700 meters into Syria, in the city of Afrin located in northern Aleppo province according to al-Mayedin channel.

A large convoy of Turkish military including tanks and ambulances rolls from the southeastern part of Turkey toward the Iraqi border (File)
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Turkey Threatens to Launch 'Unilateral' Operations on Syrian Soil
The Turkish military has put up a checkpoint next to the settlement, which has a predominantly Kurdish population.
So far there has been no official comment regarding this information.

Earlier, Sergey Rudskoy, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of Russia, noted that Turkey continues to shell Syrian towns along the border and at the positions of Kurdish militia.

"Turkish artillery continues shelling Syrian border settlements and Kurdish militia positions," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that Turkey (most likely in conjunction with US and Syrian forces) are getting ready for a major assault against the Syrian government forces.

The question which needs to be asked here, is how will Russia respond to such an attack?!?

May 28 10:24

Martin Armstrong Warns The Rise Of Nationalism Throughout Europe Is Inevitable

This is what happens when politicians think they are smarter than the great unwashed whom they rule over.

They lack common sense on every possible level. The rise of third parties is a reality and our computer has been spot on with this forecast for 2016. It accomplished this forecast by simply doing what government does not seem capable of doing — correlating political trends with economic trends.

So what’s going on should be of no surprise. There are many separatist movements building throughout Europe all because government has become corrupt.

There are separatist movements in Hawaii, Texas, and Vermont in the USA for starters. This is ALL predictable. All you have to do is let the data speak for itself — no water or hot air needs to be added.

May 28 10:20

Goldman Sachs Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving... To The Clintons

By now we all know that Goldman Sachs is the gift that keeps on giving to the Clintons. Whether it's paying millions out for speeches, investing in family member's failing hedge fund ventures, or donating hundreds of thousands to the Clinton Foundation, Goldman seems to be keeping a close relationship with the family.

What's a more fun development to watch (other than to see Lloyd Blankfein lose money invested with a Clinton son-in-law) is how persistent The Intercept is being with Hillary about Goldman. Every chance it gets, The Intercept has a reporter asking Clinton about Goldman related items, and of course they never get an answer.

Earlier this year The Intercept caught up with Hillary and asked if the transcripts of the speeches given to Goldman would be released. Clinton's response was just to laugh of course, because as we all know, those will never be released... on purpose anyway.

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It appears to me that Clinton's very wounded presidential campaign is about to become....more wounded.

Bernie Sanders may well be right, to contest this all the way; by November, Clinton may have to "retire" from public life, if certain revelations come forward, and are proven true.

May 28 10:19

No Rules For Hillary Clinton And Lots Of Rules For Everyone Else

Senator Corker says there was a double standard at the State Dept under Hillary...

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May 28 10:14

Pleading for Peace in Chicago: ‘We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath’

During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.

But the holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence, as well. That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime.

“If something doesn’t change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I’m worried that we could be looking at a blood bath,” said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where some of the shootings have been concentrated. “If something doesn’t happen, I fear that we’re potentially looking at one of the worst summers we’ve ever had.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though, from a standpoint of concretely and effectively addressing this issue, Rom Emanuel has been a colossal, epic fail as mayor of this city.

The alleged "educational" system in the city has utterly failed these kids; so have the drug and gang policies, at the state, city, and Federal levels.

Urban gangs give these kids the opportunity to make money, selling drugs, and give them a sense of identity which sometimes their (frequently broken) families can not.

I have to wonder; how well can these kids read and write a standard English?!? How are their math skills?!? And if they don't have proficiencies in reading and math, who is going to want to hire them, and for what kinds of jobs?

How many "shovel ready" jobs exist in Chicago which the construction unions will allow unskilled, non-union members take?!?

There is a hideous overlap of problems here, and I hope that the community can find effective coping strategies to keep the city calm this summer, but were I a betting woman, I would not bet on that happening.

May 28 09:56

M6.6 - 161km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

May 28 09:56

M7.2 - 58km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

May 28 09:49

Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown

The courts? Closed most days. The bureau to start a business? Same thing. The public defender’s office? That’s been converted into a food bank for government employees.

Step by step, Venezuela has been shutting down.

This country has long been accustomed to painful shortages, even of basic foods. But Venezuela keeps drifting further into uncharted territory.

In recent weeks, the government has taken what may be one of the most desperate measures ever by a country to save electricity: A shutdown of many of its offices for all but two half-days each week.

But that is only the start of the country’s woes. Electricity and water are being rationed, and huge areas of the country have spent months with little of either.

Many people cannot make international calls from their phones because of a dispute between the government and phone companies over currency regulations and rates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot see how this can ultimately end well, or that Maduro will be able to remain in power that much longer.

But I do hope that the government which replaces that of Maduro will be able to meet the needs of the suffering Venezuelan people, and as quickly as humanly possible.

May 28 09:40

ANALYSISThe Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem

Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with “zombie” voters.

An investigation by CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased persons are still on voter registration rolls in the area, and that many of these names have been voting for years in Los Angeles.

Julita Abutin, died in 2006 but voted in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.

For example, John Cenkner died in 2003, according to Social Security Administration records, yet he voted in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections. His daughter told the station that she was “astounded” and couldn’t “understand how anybody” could get away with this.

The investigation revealed that 265 deceased persons voted in Southern California, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Thirty-two were repeat voters, with eight posthumously-cast ballots each. One woman who died in 1988 has been voting for 26 years, including in the 2014 election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California's problem is hardly unique to the American voting process.

If you want to see something that will truly amaze you, find the video presentation "Hacking Democracy",about Bev Harris' journey through the electronic electoral process; this is an absolute eye-opener on how easy it is to hack American voting machines. She is the webmaster of blackboxvoting.org, and a site you need to share with all your friends.

May 28 09:38

U.S. Nuclear Missile Program Runs On Floppy Disks

Ridiculous details from the GAO report on waste in U.S. government technology...

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May 28 09:28

Silencing the United States as It Prepares for War

The breathtaking record of perfidy is so mutated in the public mind, wrote the late Harold Pinter, that it “never happened …Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. It didn’t matter … “. Pinter expressed a mock admiration for what he called “a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”

Take Obama. As he prepares to leave office, the fawning has begun all over again. He is “cool”. One of the more violent presidents, Obama gave full reign to the Pentagon war-making apparatus of his discredited predecessor. He prosecuted more whistleblowers – truth-tellers – than any president. He pronounced Chelsea Manning guilty before she was tried. Today, Obama runs an unprecedented worldwide campaign of terrorism and murder by drone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind Mr. Pilger that what Donald Trump has been criticising, and quite reasonably, are the effects of illegal immigration on this country, in terms of the financial burden it places on the US.

But on that issue of alleged "choice" of candidates, he is absolutely correct. The Kabuki-like process of American elections gives the people of this country the "illusion" that they, through the process, are at least somewhat in control of the national dialogue; they are not, in any meaningful way, whatsoever.

It is the corporations, who fund the election processes, at state and national levels, who ultimately chose the candidates.

And those candidates are vetted, not on their ability to lift the American people up, or address their needs and concerns; they are vetted on how well they can keep those promises to those corporations which fund them, and that - my friend - is the bottom line here.

May 28 09:27

Criminal Hillary: State Department DESTROYS 6 Clinton Lies About Her Email Server

The State Department Investigator General released an 83 page report on Hillary Clinton’s email practices as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 – and ripped her over and over again for corrupt practices and lies.

Here are six of those lies, debunked:

May 28 09:23

MICHIGAN STRIP CLUB SIGN: ‘NOW HIRING CLASS OF 2016’

Webmaster addition: The conventional wisdom seems to be that young girls shouldn't get rich taking off their clothes; they should want to go to college and graduate with $100,000 in student loan debt and no job to pay it off.

Or did I miss something here?

May 28 09:12

Monsanto Loses Major PCBs Poisoning Lawsuit, Forced to Pay $46 Million to Victims

Three plaintiffs have been awarded $17.5 million in damages caused by Monsanto and three other companies for negligence in the production of PCBs.
A jury voting 10-2 in St. Louis found Monsanto, Pfizer, Solutia, and Pharmacia must pay the plaintiffs and assessed an additional $29 million in punitive damages against Monsanto for its continued selling of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, after the compound had been banned, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Plaintiffs in this case — three of nearly 100 involved in litigation, some of whom died — said they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to PCBs.

“All of us could pretty much agree that Monsanto was negligent,” said juror Nathan Nevius in the Post-Dispatch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

May 28 09:06

Gates Foundation 'doubling down' on Common Core

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it is "doubling down" on its efforts to help teachers adapt to the Common Core education standards.

"Far too many districts report that identifying or developing Common Core-aligned materials is a challenge, meaning that teachers spend their time adapting or creating curriculum, developing lessons, and searching for supplemental materials," Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann writes in an open letter. "So, we're doubling down on our efforts to make sure teachers have what they need to make the most of their unique capabilities."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

reported at breitbart.com, last year:

Parents of high-ability students are demanding their San Francisco school board restore their courses for high achievers, which have been set aside while schools in the district switched over to the Common Core standards. Changes to the curriculum have included pushing Algebra I out of middle school and into the high school freshman year, as well as eliminating honors classes in both middle school and ninth grade, reports SFGate. Additionally, the evaluation process used by the district to identify high achievers—GATE (Gifted and Talented Education Program)—has been suspended since that system relied on state standardized tests, which were also postponed during the switch to Common Core. “The angry parents, however, accused the district of dumbing down instruction and ignoring or holding back smart students to focus on the needs of those at the bottom end of the achievement gap,” says a news report about a meeting of parents with the school board. Academic standards experts—some of whom wrote the old, highly-acclaimed California standards—warned several years ago that Common Core would “dumb down” curricula in the name of social justice and closing the achievement gap between minority and white students.

That achievement gap addressed in the above article can be successfully addressed in many other ways.

But the cold, hard reality here is that when people do not learn critical thinking, or have the ability to analyze information, they will swallow, literally, anything the government has to say, and that is why the Bill & Melinda Gates are "doubling down" on shoving this program down kids', and their parents' throats.

A passive, medically doped up American population will not issue even a murmur of dissent, no matter how economically and soul-crippling those decisions coming out of DC may be which affect them, and that is the ultimate goal of Common Core; the creation of a populace unable to think, and totally accepting of every governmental edict, no matter how evil or morally wrong.

May 28 08:45

Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

A PROVISION SNUCK INTO the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.

If passed, the change would expand the reach of the FBI’s already highly controversial national security letters. The FBI is currently allowed to get certain types of information with NSLs — most commonly, information about the name, address, and call data associated with a phone number or details about a bank account.

Since a 2008 Justice Department legal opinion, the FBI has not been allowed to use NSLs to demand “electronic communication transactional records,” such as email subject lines and other metadata, or URLs visited.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Intelligent people already know NOT to say anything in their emails or Facebook posts, that is not the most vanilla information possible to share.

And they know that their "on line behaviour" is already tracked by the Federal government.

In my case, under the First Amendment to the Constitution, I read a lot of the foreign press in English, because it is there that one can generally discern most clearly, what the US government is up to. And to date, my reading cannot be construed as "illegal", under the First Amendment.

And the bad guys have already encrypted their electronics communications to the degree that they have become impenetrable to Federal agencies' attempts to break them.

So what is this about?!? Most likely, gleaning trade and proprietary information for their corporate buddies, to enhance their financial and professional "edge".

It does not have to do with real national security, in any way, shape, or manner. If it did, why would the text of this law need to remain secret?!?

May 28 08:35

Days After Forming, Israel’s Far-Right Govt May Be Near Collapse

Just days after the establishment of Israel’s new far-right coalition government, reports from the nation’s Channel 10 say that the move may be backfiring, and that the coalition is on the verge of collapse amid infighting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett.

Netanyahu and Bennett had been arguing for awhile, but with the introduction of the new coalition, including far-right Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Bennett has been holding out for an overhaul to the security cabinet, something Netanyahu is rejecting.

This is just one of several problems facing the coalition, as the rightward shift is also alienating relative moderates. With former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon already having resigned, the coalition has lost another minister today, as Kulanu’s Environment Minister Avi Gabbay left, citing concerns about the “extremist government.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A fresh election; what a true miracle for the Israeli people - and the world - were this to come about!! :-)

However, having watched Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's career over the years, I wouldn't hold my breath on this; he is both wily, and hubristic in the extreme, and I would be willing to bet that he has some scheme for preventing that new election from ever happening.

May 28 08:30

NATO in Montenegro: Securing the Rear Before Barbarossa II?

The strategic importance of Montenegro is inversely proportional to its size. With it, NATO will have full control of the Adriatic Sea, finish the encirclement of Serbia, and be emboldened to pursue a more aggressive stance towards Russia.

Last week, the government of Montenegro signed a protocol on joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. If ratified by the Alliance’s other 28 members – and it will be – the membership may become a formality by the end of this year. While the country has a population fewer than 700,000 and no more than 1,500 members of the military, the reason NATO wants Montenegro is not its military might, but in equal measures strategic location and symbolism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And so, the encirclement of Russia continues apace, courtesy of NATO and the US government.

When the war with Russia will begin, I cannot tell you; however, this has moved from an "if" to "when" status at lightning speed, with current developments.

Whoever takes the Oath of Office to be the President of the United states will happen mid-January of 2017.

If the White House's internal polling indicates in any way that Trump may well win the November election, Democrats may want to inflict the most massive collateral damage they can on his presidency, by giving him a war against Russia, started before his presidency, coupled with an horrific economic collapse.

May 28 08:28

FLASHBACK - ‘Like inviting spies over to dinner’: Cyber experts are stunned by the companies Hillary Clinton hired

After she left the State Department in 2013, Clinton — now under fire for using a personal email account for work-related correspondences while serving as America’s top diplomat — hired at least three different private firms to manage different aspects of her server.

The firms included Platte River Networks, a Denver-based firm that hosted her server; SECNAP, which sold her a firewall program known as CloudJacket SMB to detect hackers; and Datto, Inc., a cloud storage company that backed up Clinton’s emails in case her server crashed.

The companies, which are relatively unknown, have been described by some cyber security experts as odd choices for such a high-level public figure.

“I’ve never heard of SECNAP or CloudJacket SMB, which says a lot right there,” Michael Borohovski, CEO and founder of TinFoil Security, told Business Insider. “But the ‘SMB’ in ‘CloudJacket SMB’ means Small Medium Business, which Hillary Clinton is not.”

May 28 08:25

All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020.

All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.

May 28 08:24

Man removed from kidney donation list for lack of health insurance

A man in need of a kidney was denied a transplant due to his age.

May 28 08:18

US Pads Defense Industry Profits By Arming Both Sides In Conflict

From the Philippines, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Nicaragua, right through Korea, Vietnam and Grenada, to Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine today, the United States’ blatant hypocrisy is on full display, as the citizens of those nations paid or continue to pay a high price for daring to be independent when the U.S. wanted their natural resources, or who had the temerity to democratically elect leadership that was too far to the left to accommodate U.S. corporate interests. And in the case of Palestine, being on the opposite end of a powerful political lobby causes their suffering at the hands of the U.S.

May 28 08:13

Putin says Russia will indulge in no discussion on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine

Russia will indulge in no discussion with anyone on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

"As for Crimea, we think this issue closed once and for all. It was a historic decision of people living in Crimea," he said at a news conference after his talks with the Greek leaders.

"Russia will indulge in no discussions with anyone on that matter," Putin stressed. "So, let us stop raising this matter over and over again."
The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, refused to recognize the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin is absolutely correct in his assessment here; when Crimeans learned that Yanukovich has been thrown under the proverbial bus during the 2014 putsch, and Poroshenko was "installed" as president, during an "election" more crooked than a dog's hind leg, they understood that there was no longer any legitimate government in Kiev.

The referendums were free, open, and honest, according to all observers, and Russia did absolutely nothing wrong here.

May 28 08:09

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10.

In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders” saying that Netanyahu’s surprise move to bring the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party into the coalition may be backfiring on him.

May 28 08:08

Massive government study concludes cell phone radiation causes brain cancer

After decades of denials and attacks by the media which called people concerned about cell phone radiation "tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists," a massive, multi-year study funded by the federal government now concludes that yes, cell phone radiation causes brain cancer.

The study is published here and it's entitled, "Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD rats (Whole Body Exposures)."

"The findings, which chronicle an unprecedented number of rodents subjected to a lifetime of electromagnetic radiation, present some of the strongest evidence to date that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats," reports Scientific American:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again, we "tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists" turn out to have been right all along! :)

May 28 08:06

How antidepressants ruin your natural serotonin so you can never be happy again ... without your pills

"Antidepressants like Prozac, which are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, raise levels of a brain-signalling molecule called serotonin, seemingly by blocking a compound that gets rid of serotonin. But after several weeks of taking the medicines, the brain responds by making less serotonin, which may be why when people stop taking them they can get long-term withdrawal symptoms."

May 28 08:04

94-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran has life savings stolen by thieves

After all of his worldly experience, Holder cannot believe he fell victim to a common scam.

Someone claiming to be from the Publisher’s Clearing House called his home in Chandler and told him he’d won $4.7 million, and a new Mercedes Benz.

“I’d entered their drawings years ago, and they said they keep the entries for many years,” Holder said.

The scammers told Holder he had to pay taxes before he was given his prizes.

He and his fiancée, Ruth Calabro, wrote several checks, totaling $43,000.

May 28 08:03

Putin Says Romania, Poland May Now Be In Russia’s Crosshairs

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.

Putin issued his starkest warning yet over the missile shield, saying that Moscow had stated repeatedly that it would have to take retaliatory steps but that Washington and its allies had ignored the warnings.

Earlier this month the U.S. military — which says the shield is needed to protect from Iran, not threaten Russia — switched on the Romanian part of the shield. Work is going ahead on another part of the shield, in Poland.

“If yesterday in those areas of Romania people simply did not know what it means to be in the cross-hairs, then today we will be forced to carry out certain measures to ensure our security,” Putin told a joint news conference in Athens with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Putin is saying is completely logical.

And for the US to state that the missile shield in Poland and Romania are there to protect these countries from Iran is pure, grade A, 100% unmitigated codswallop.

The Iranian government and leadership is many things, but one thing it is NOT is stupid.

It understands that, were it to attempt to attack any part of Europe, or Israel, that the country would be reduced to molten glass, courtesy of return nuclear attacks by Israel and the US. That is not an outcome the country's leadership wants to see happen at all.

So yes, Putin understands completely that these missile defense systems have been installed against Russia, despite what the US government says.

I would suspect that his response to these moves will be asymmetric, and potentially economic.

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