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May 27, 2016

May 27 16:19

The men who live as dogs: 'We're just the same as any person on the high street'

Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded people. While the pup community is a broad church, human pups tend to be male, gay, have an interest in dressing in leather, wear dog-like hoods, enjoy tactile interactions like stomach rubbing or ear tickling, play with toys, eat out of bowls and are often in a relationship with their human “handlers”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We demand separate restrooms with trees!"

May 27 16:01

Feds fight to prevent Clinton deposition in email case

The Obama administration is trying to prevent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from being deposed in an ongoing open records case connected to her use of a private email server.

Late Thursday evening, the Justice Department filed a court motion opposing the Clinton deposition request from conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch, claiming that the organization was trying to dramatically expand the scope of the lawsuit.

May 27 15:51

Supreme Court to illegal music downloaders: Ignorance is no defense

Think you can get away with illegally downloading music if you didn’t know you were breaking the law? Nice try. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a Texas teenager who was making that argument, effectively shutting it down for the foreseeable future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Hillary's claim that she didn't know she was breaking the law with her private email server is not a defense!

May 27 15:47

BAILOUT SONG: 'I Used To Think Freddie Mac Was A Pimp' ...

This song does not suck. It's the best bailout song I've heard, and I've heard hundreds.

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May 27 15:46

Losing Ground In Flyover America

May 27 15:27

Five Facebook Posts That Will Get You 'Unfriended'

Addition:

6. Re-posting links from WhatReallyHappened.com!

May 27 15:00

THE NEXT SYSTEMIC LEHMAN MOMENT

May 27 14:36

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

Hands-on In its most recent quarterly earnings report, Microsoft highlighted its increasingly popular Surface line as the growth leader in its More Personal Computing line of business. Surface led the category with 61 per cent growth in constant currency, a rise driven by the top products in the line, the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book detachable-tablet laptop.

Despite its popularity, the future of Surface — particularly the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book — may depend on Microsoft’s ability to address a reliability issue now known colloquially by an alarming number of users as “Sleep of Death.”

May 27 14:33

Hillary Clinton's New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark

This ad is disingenuous in a dozen different ways. For one thing, the destruction that the Clinton campaign describes was not caused by people swooping in after the bubble burst, buying at the bottom of the market.

It was caused by the existence of a speculative bubble in the first place. And that bubble was inflated not by Donald Trump, but by the people who have at least in part bankrolled Hillary Clinton's career: namely, Wall Street banks.

In the mid-2000s, a speculative mania swallowed up the real-estate markets largely because Wall Street discovered a new (and often criminally fraudulent) way to peddle mortgage securities.

The basic trick involved big banks buying up the risky home loans of subprime borrowers — the loans of people who often lacked verified incomes and had poor credit histories — and repackaging them as highly rated mortgage securities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's also too esoteric for most voters, as opposed to "She lied."

May 27 14:23

BOMBSHELL: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Know How To Use A Computer

Daily Caller

From the start of her term in January 2009, State Department officials grappled with Hillary Clinton’s ignorance of the use of basic computers. In a January 2009 email from Lukens to the department’s Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy, the foreign service officer said Clinton didn’t know how to use a computer for emails.

Citing a conversation Lukens had with Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, he wrote, "She says the problem is Hillary does not know how to use a computer to do emails — only Blackberry."

Judicial Watch attorney Michael Bekesha asked Lukens if State Department policy barred the use of personal cell phones in the Secretary’s official office suite, which is one of the most tightly secured facilities in government. The National Security Agency even rebuffed multiple attempts by Clinton to carry her Blackberry into her office.

Lukens explained the prohibition:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This looks like the start of a "She was just stupid" defense for Hillary.

"She didn't commit espionage. She is an idiot, and she made honest mistakes, that only LOOK like she was selling secrets. Shoulda, coulda, woulda; what difference does it make at this point?" :)

Can't use a computer?

May 27 14:20

Hail-o! Spring storm brings rain, hail, snow to southern Colorado

There was so much in areas like Powers Boulevard and South Carefree Circle that snow plows were dispatched to move it all.

“Roads are terrible. I was over in Village 7 and the hail was quarter-size and bigger; thought it was going to take out my windshield, so I had to stop and hide for cover," said Sue Carlsen.

In Falcon, it was a very similar scene. Photos shared to the 11 News Facebook page showed hail compacted to where it looked more like snow.

May 27 14:20

Clinton Investigator Goes Public, Reveals Sick Hillary Secret to Entire Nation

Citizens United founder Floyd Brown made a bombshell admission Tuesday about the way current Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton targeted him during the 1990s over his attempts to investigate her husband’s sexual abuse allegations.

Specifically, Clinton’s minions recorded Brown talking about the death of Suzanne Coleman, who reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the back of the head while allegedly pregnant with Bill Clinton’s baby.

May 27 14:20

Blowing Snow Keeps Trail Ridge Road Closed

GRAND LAKE, Colo. (CBS4)– Blowing snow and icy conditions kept Trail Ridge Road from opening on Friday as crews had originally planned.

Rocky Mountain National Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson told CBS4 that the conditions will continue to be evaluated day by day over the weekend.

May 27 13:59

Snow on Pikes Peak

Thursday's storm brought rain and hail that looked like snow in many places, but it was actual snow that piled up on the top of Pikes Peak.

May 27 13:35

SECURITY RESEARCHER DISCOVERS GLARING PROBLEM WITH PATIENT DATA SYSTEM, FBI STAGES ARMED DAWN RAID

Justin Shafer was roused from his bed this week by thunderous knocking at his North Richland Hills, Texas home, and when he opened the door, found himself staring down the barrel of a 'big green' assault weapon, wielded by one of the 12-15 armed FBI agents on his lawn. Shafer, a dental computer integrator and security researcher, had previously helped Databreaches.net to document failings in Henryshein Dental's widely used Dentrix software, which had been exposing sensitive patient data, despite the company's claims that they encrypted this data (they didn't).

May 27 13:09

State Dept IG Finds Hillary Clinton Violated Government Records Act and Refused to Speak to Investigators

Politico reports that the State Department inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton violated State’s record keeping protocols. The finding is contained in a much anticipated report provided to Congress today.

Significantly, the report also reveals that Clinton and her top aides at State — Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, and possibly others — refused to cooperate with the IG’s investigation despite the IG’s requests that they submit to interviews.

The report is devastating, although it transparently strains to soften the blow. For example, it concludes that State’s “longstanding systemic weaknesses” in record keeping “go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State.” Yet, it cannot avoid finding that Clinton’s misconduct is singular in that she, unlike her predecessors, systematically used private e-mail for the purpose of evading record keeping requirements.

May 27 12:56

#Crooked Hillary Caught Lying Again - Latest Trump Attack Ad

Trump nails Hillary for being caught in 4 lies following the release of the IG report on Hillary's illegal use of a private email server that broke several laws and compromised national security

May 27 12:53

Will the U.S. Egg It On? “Russia Is Ready For War” by Pepe Escobar, originally seen at RT.com

There is every indication that provocations continue. Generally, war is good for business, but too big of a war could be disastrous even for those pushing for it.

Ridiculous narratives and pretexts for interventions in Syria and Ukraine have accompanied even more ridiculous attempts on the part of the United States and NATO to prod the Russian Bear and stoke just enough conflict to keep defense budgets big, and the population fearful.

But will they ever go all the way, and push for the real thing? The hot war with Russia? It is entirely possible, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Putin is all-too-ready for his American counterparts, who would almost certainly find they have bitten off more than they can chew.

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war.

So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something (like a war against Russia) is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing for the US and/or NATO to do is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that they will not do it.

May 27 12:40

Netherlands says calls to boycott Israel allowed under freedom of speech

Calls to boycott Israel are covered by the right to free speech, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has announced, upholding the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Movement’s right to operate in Netherlands despite Israel’s objections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Netherlands is looking like a great place to live!

May 27 12:39

Vaccine Thimerosal Preservative Causes Autism. CDC Forced to Release Proof They Knew…

Over 100 Freedom of Records Act (FOIA) requests have finally forced the euphemist US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to admit a widely used vaccine preservative is the equivalent of a neurological armageddon.

With help from PhD Scientist and Biochemist, Brian Hooker, the agency has finally had to reveal that they have known for years that thimerosal, which was banned in 1999, but still used in over 60 vaccines, causes autism. Robert F. Kennedy has been trying to alert the public of the same troublesome findings that Hooker has unveiled, but he is often dismissed, or worse, made into a media fool by the pharmaceutical industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There should be a class action law suit brought forward by the parents of every kid who got vaccines with thimerosal, and ultimately became autistic,against the CDC and the pharmaceutical companies which included Thimerosal in their vaccines, and sue them out of existence, for the damage they have caused.

May 27 12:31

Israeli Weapons Flow to Azerbaijan

In early April, as renewed fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region made headlines in Turkey, there was little talk of the crucial role of Israeli weapons in the clashes. Only the daily Hurriyet reported on Azerbaijan’s use of the Israeli Harop armed drone, which generated Armenian protests.

Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Omer Celik summarized why the issue should be important to the press: “Azerbaijan’s battle is our battle; their martyrs are our martyrs.” Indeed, Azerbaijan consistently scores as Turkey’s closest friend in Turkish public opinion polls, while Israel maintains its status as a serious threat in the same polls.

May 27 12:24

The Senate Grew A Special Visa Program With Money Taken Out Of Veterans’ Pockets

The Senate used money from benefit cuts to military veterans in the 2016 budget to pay for the resettlement of an additional 3,000 Afghan interpreters in the United States. A dispute over a similar pay-for plan is behind the Judiciary Committee’s refusal to expand the program again in the 2017 budget.

The Special Immigrant Visa program allows Afghan interpreters who aide the U.S. government to get out of harm’s way by resettling in the United States, and last year the Senate authorized a major expansion of the program. The $336 million price tag of the expansion fell on U.S. military veterans in the form of increased pharmacy co-pays, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

“That’s bullshit,” former Army combat veteran Alex Plitsas told The DCNF. “Military families shouldn’t be paying for the SIV program through a pseudo tax. The program should be funded outright because of the service our interpreters rendered. This is infuriating.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely outrageous!

And a memo to the Senators who thought this was a good idea, to cut Veterans' benefits to pay for the SIV program: YOU'RE FIRED, COME NOVEMBER!!

May 27 12:21

The Vince Foster Cover-up: The FBI and The Press

May 27 12:15

The Coming Drone Blowback

The targeted assassination of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last weekend wasn’t just another drone strike.

In other words, if the United States is sending drones after targets in Balochistan, what will prevent it from taking out a suspected terrorist on the crowded streets of Karachi or Islamabad?

The Obama administration is congratulating itself on removing a bad guy who was targeting US military personnel in Afghanistan. But the strike itself may not produce any greater willingness on the part of the Taliban to enter into negotiations with the Afghan government. Mansour, according to the administration, opposed such negotiations, and the Taliban has indeed refused to join talks in Pakistan with the Quadrilateral Coordination Group – Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, the United States – unless foreign troops are first removed from Afghanistan.

This “kill for peace” strategy of the Obama administration may backfire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American people need to demand far better from our civilian and military leadership than a "crapshoot", which could just push the Taliban even further away from any reconcilliatory talks with the Pakistani government and beyond.

May 27 12:15

Top Selling Children’s Vitamin Contains GMOs And Cancer-Causing Chemicals

By John Vibes

It was recently uncovered that the top selling children’s vitamin brand could be doing much more harm than it is doing good. The Flintstones Vitamins, which have been the #1 brand in the US for years, has recently been exposed for containing GMOs and cancer-causing toxins such as Aspartame.

Ironically, Flintstones Vitamins are advertised as the “Pediatricians’ #1 Choice” for children’s vitamins.

However, the list of ingredients below are far from healthy or safe for children...

May 27 12:08

Iraq PM: Protests Must End During Fallujah Invasion

Every Friday in recent months has seen major public protests in Baghdad, usually in the tens of thousands and sometimes in the hundreds of thousands. After last week’s violent crackdowns left four protesters dead and over 100 wounded, Prime Minister Hayder Abadi is now warning the protesters to stay away.

Abadi insisted that ending the protests for the duration of the invasion of the city of Fallujah, launched earlier this week, is necessary because the military is “preoccupied” with the offensive, saying that the public could best support the offensive by not demonstrating against the government.

The protests, largely organized by Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, seek major reforms of the government, including the installation of a cabinet of technocrats. Though Abadi did nominate such a cabinet, parliament never voted on it, and has been in such turmoil since the nomination it appears unlikely a vote will ever come.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Both the Iraqi government and US government are in the painful process of denial over losing power to Muktada Al Sadr.

It is not going to take much to tip the already-furious Iraqi people into a full-on revolution, with Al-Sadr at its head, and the US military becoming
"unwelcome" in Iraq. And unfortunately, looking at the current state of the Iraqi government, such a transition appears to not be an "if" but "when" issue.

And I can assure you of one thing; if and when Al-Sadr creates a government, and an Oil Ministry, that oil ministry is going to sell Iraqi oil in any currency which is the best deal for the Iraqi people and government; and that may well not be for the US dollar, either.

May 27 12:06

Liar, liar! Clinton KNEW email was hacked

The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) delivered a sharp rebuke to Hillary Clinton yesterday, in a report that heavily criticized her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

But the report included more than evidence of Clinton’s bad judgment.

It proved she has been lying about her emails for months.

Despite repeated denials from Clinton that her emails were compromised, the OIG report concluded that she likely knew her server was hacked — and went to lengths to keep from reporting it.

Already, Clinton faces questions about her trustworthiness, with months of polling showing voters give her low marks for integrity.

May 27 12:03

Still thinking of going to France this weekend? Half the country's petrol stations have run dry, riots break out in Paris and human traffickers are waging war in Calais

As thousands prepare to make trips across the Channel for the bank holiday weekend, British motorists were advised to cancel trips to France today as fuel pumps ran dry and violent industrial action against employment reform spread across the country.

Up to half of the country's 12,000-odd petrol stations are now empty, as riot police were sent in to try and lift blockades of fuel refineries.

By this afternoon, all but one of the blockades manned by union activists had been cleared away, a government spokesman said, adding that the situation is 'improving everywhere, all over the country'.

It came as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that 'this country is dying from its inability to reform'.

Meanwhile, a mass brawl involving people smugglers at the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais left 40 injured, including a young female aid worker, yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yeah; that "let's blend all the human races together into one homogeneous herd of obedient and pliant workers" idea is working out real swell!!!!!!!!

May 27 11:59

 Primary U.S. embargo on Iran remains despite lifting of nuclear-related sanctions: official

The U.S. has lifted all nuclear-related sanctions as promised in the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not changed the primary U.S. embargo on the Islamic Republic, said an official of the U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday.

The U.S. will continue to prohibit Americans from investing in Iran, importing or exporting to Iran most goods or services, or otherwise engaging in commercial or financial dealings with most Iranian persons or companies, said Adam Szubin, acting under secretary of the Treasury Department, adding that the embargo long pre-dates Washington's concerns with Tehran's nuclear program.

"Along these lines, let me also say clearly that we have not promised, nor do we have any plans, to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system," Szubin said before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

regarding these sanctions: the US government is, collectively, behaving like a two year old with a temper tantrum.

The only reason the US government is keeping the sanctions in place is to assuage Israel's Netanyahu, and perhaps preventing him from bombing Iran unilaterally.

May 27 11:53

Erdogan Unleashes More Threats on Europe as EU-Turkey Deal Falters

An historic deal between the European Union and Turkey detailing the administration of Syrian refugees continues to unravel amid concerns by Brussels regarding Ankara’s quickly deteriorating record on human rights.

Recently, European leaders nearly unanimously signaled an unwillingness to approve visa-free travel for Turkish residents within the Schengen zone, citing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s persecution of domestic opposition and dissent. Europe’s decision to retreat from offering Turkey visa-free travel, a critical component of the EU-Turkey refugee negotiations, tipped Erdogan into a fit of rage on Tuesday.
Speaking at a World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan threatened to unleash a flood of refugees

Speaking at a World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan threatened to unleash a flood of refugees into Europe if the EU failed to approve his visa-free travel demands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A world Humanitarian summit being held in ...Istanbul, the capital of a country practicing serial genocide against Turkish Kurds; somehow, you have to appreciate the irony here!

But Erdogan appears to be falling apart, mentally and politically.

I think the next step in Turkey will be very dependent on what the Turkish army believes it needs to do to restore order in the country.

May 27 11:46

G7 Stands Pat on Anti-Russian Sanctions

G7 leaders confirmed their intention to stick to anti-Russian sanctions imposed in connection to Crimea.

The G7 leaders have stressed that sanctions against Russia will remain in place until full implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Ukraine, pointing out, however, that maintaining constant dialogue with Russia is crucial to the peaceful resolution of the crisis.

"We stand united in our conviction that the conflict in Ukraine can only be solved by diplomatic means and in full respect for international law, especially the legal obligation to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. We reiterate our condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia and reaffirm our policy of its non-recognition and sanctions against those involved," the G7 leaders said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, it appears that the EU is trying the "if at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again" approach to Russia, in keeping these sanctions in place.

But the rest of the world, including thinking Americans, know what is going on here.

When Yanukovich was thrown under the proverbial bus, by Poroshenko's people, Crimean leadership realized that it had zero credible government in Kiev.

They had a referendum, through which they petitioned the Russian Federation to join it. And in what was attested to being a free and fair election, the referendum carried. Russia then invited them to become a part of the Russian Federation, which they did.

Anyone in the EU with just a smattering of familiarity with Russian history would know that Crimea had been part of Russia until it was annexed by Ukraine in the 1950s by the USSR's Khrushchev, himself an ethnic Ukrainian.

Russia did nothing wrong here, and to describe the process of Crimea's referendum as a Russian "annexation" is one big, fat, hairy lie; the EU members know this, but they stick with it.

But financially, not trading with Russia could put the EU at great financial risk, particularly if the Brexit, Frexit, and Grexit get real, which will signal the end of the EU and the Euro.

May 27 11:31

Trump: 'They Want To Slip Joe Biden In To Replace Bernie'

Trump says the system is 100% completely rigged against Sanders...

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May 27 11:14

Sanders Catches Clinton in California

new California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders locked in a dead heat, while likely Republican nominee Donald Trump trails both Democrats in general elections matchups in the blue state.

May 27 11:12

TSA is so bad that Delta has installed its own ultra-efficient security checkpoints

To help alleviate long lines at Atlanta’s airport, Delta spent more than a million dollars to install a pair of new high-tech security lanes that can handle more passengers simultaneously. When even the airlines, who arehappy to charge passengers extra to sit next to their family members, thinks the TSA is doing a bad job, you know there’s a problem.

May 27 10:43

'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Distorted His Military Record, Documents Show

o American has been more associated with the Navy SEAL mystique than Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. His bestselling autobiography, American Sniper — a story of honor, glory, and quiet heroism — has sold more than a million copies. The movie adaptation became the highest-grossing war film in American history.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”

But Kyle, who was murdered by a fellow military veteran several years after leaving the Navy, embellished his military record, according to internal Navy documents obtained by The Intercept. During his 10 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor, a record confirmed by Navy officials.

May 27 10:43

Judge Seals All Video Depositions In Clinton Email Case

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered that all videotaped depositions in a lawsuit over Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s private email server remain sealed, The Hill newspaper reported.

In a brief order on Thursday evening, Judge Emmet Sullivan granted the request of lawyers for Clinton’s ex-chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, who had worried that video clips of her interview could be used for political purposes, according to The Hill.

And Sullivan went further, ordering all videotaped depositions to remain sealed until he ordered otherwise, the newspaper said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (complete) absence of surprise here!!

I have to wonder just what kind of "pressure" was applied in order to get this ruling.

And I certainly hope this judge doesn't get "depressed" (enough to pull an alleged suicide), because if he is unable to order these depositions opened, who else can order them open, and when?!?

May 27 10:43

Paedophilia and Tribal Loyalty

The Holocaust Memorial Trust and the BOD have yet to disassociate themselves from Lord Janner and his alleged history of multiple child sex abuse. Seems that tribal loyalty is so firmly entrenched that it far surpasses ethics or compassion.

Now there is yet another case of tribal loyalty that is inconsistent with British values and law. This time a Jewish children’s summer camp is the chosen locale.

The Jewish Chronicle reports today the “owner of a (Jewish) children's summer camp, who is accused of failing to act when naked images of three- and four-year-old girls were found on his business partner's phone, has chosen not to give evidence.”

May 27 10:35

Pakistani husbands can ‘lightly beat’ their wives, Islamic council says

The head of a powerful Islamic council is refusing to back down from a proposal that make it legal for husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in Pakistan, despite ridicule and revulsion including calls that maybe the clerics should stand for their own gentle smack down.

Speaking to reporters, the chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology, Muhammad Kahn Sherani, said a “light beating” should be a last resort.

“If you want her to mend her ways, you should first advise her. … If she refuses, stop talking to her … stop sharing a bed with her, and if things do not change, get a bit strict,” Sherani said, according to Pakistan’s Express-Tribune newspaper.

If all else fails, he added, “hit her with light things like handkerchief, a hat or a turban, but do not hit her on the face or private parts.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if covert knife-throwing seminars will become all the rage for Pakistani women, after this "religious" ruling; at the moment, I wouldn't bet against it.

Between acid attacks, honor killings, female genital mutilations, consistent beatings,and forced marriages, women in this part of the world do not have an easy time of it at all.

May 27 10:20

Die-Hard Bernie Sanders Backers See F.B.I. as Answer to Their Prayers | “I don’t know why she’s not already being told, ‘You can’t run because you’re being investigated.’ I don’t know how that’s not a thing.”

Senator Bernie Sanders may be trailing Hillary Clintonby hundreds of delegates, and Mrs. Clinton may be treating the Democratic nomination as hers, but Julie Crowell, a stay-at-home mother and a die-hard Sanders supporter, is holding out for an 11th-hour miracle: divine deliverance at the hands of the F.B.I.

May 27 10:20

Trump brings theories of conspiracy to forefront, media goes into panic mode

The U.S. mainstream media has now gone into panic mode after GOP Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump has raised the fact that former top aide to Clinton, Vince Foster, was likely ‘suicided’ by the powers-that-be.

Webmaster addition: And as you probably noticed, Hillary's million-dollar online thug squad is attacking websites carrying the evidence that Foster was murdered.

May 27 10:20

NEW TURKISH-U.S. QUARRELS ABOUT SYRIA

SOME 300 U.S. SPECIAL FORCES ILLEGALLY INVADED SYRIA TO SUPPORT THE SYRIAN KURDS OF THE YPG ORGANIZATION. THE TURKS SEE THE YPG AS A SISTER ORGANIZATION TO THE KURDISH PKK GUERRILLA IN TURKEY WHICH AREA DESIGNATED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHILE THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR AUTONOMY WITHIN TURKEY. ONLY YESTERDAY SIX TURKISH SECURITY PERSONAL DIED DURING FIGHTS WITH THE PKK. TO TURKS THE YPG ARE TERRORISTS.

Yesterday the U.S. special forces screwed up mightily by displaying the insignia of the "terrorists" while combating the Islamic State. Leading U.S. media though try to calm the situation down by misleading their readers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would strongly suspect that the number of US Special Forces in Syria are far larger than the number here suggests.

Also, as reported today at zerohedge.com, the first photos of American troops in Syria have been released.

Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forces’ mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman John Kirby attempted to change the narrative in a stumbling proposterous way denying President Obama had ever said "no boots on the ground" in Syria...

Sorry, John Kirby: President Obama made that pledge to both the American people and the world that there would be no US military boots on the ground no less than 16 times.
Since 2013, President Obama has repeatedly vowed that there would be no "boots on the ground" in Syria. But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president's decision Friday to send up to 50 special forces troops to Syria doesn't change the fundamental strategy: "This is an important thing for the American people to understand. These forces do not have a combat mission." Earnest said the promises of "no boots on the ground" first came in the context of removing Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his use of chemical weapons. Since then, Syria has become a haven for Islamic State fighters. Here's a recap of Obama's no-boots pledge:

It has got to be tough to continue to swallow Obama's "verbal ejaculate", and neither choke nor vomit, but that is the job of a White House press secretary these days.

We know President Obama has lied; we know that you have lied; and if I as an ordinary citizen understand this, so do millions of other thinking Americans.

Sorry, John: this is not working; and the reality is, President Obama wants to regime change Syria, and by any means necessary, as soon as he can.

Right now, I would not bet against out an attempted US Special Ops decap strike against Al-Assad himself.

May 27 10:11

Feeling the Burn? Hillary Clinton Model Is Also Portland’s Mr. Syphilis

The hilarious discovery that the model used in a new ad supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is also the spokesman for syphilis prevention in Portland has taken Reddit by storm.

May 27 10:09

FLASHBACK - The Death of Vincent Foster

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.

Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.

Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The online shills are on overtime this weekend trying to stuff this can of worms back into the can. But they cannot refute the facts, so all they can do is shout insults and claim that anyone questioning the official story is causing pain to the Foster family.

BULL BISCUITS!

The people who murdered Vincent Foster and covered it up are causing all the pain!

Once again, here are the facts that cast doubt on the claim of suicide.

May 27 10:03

FRIDAY’S TOON ~~ THE GRIM REAPERS

ISRAEL WILL REAP WHAT IT SOWS ….

May 27 10:03

Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.

May 27 10:03

MPs warn voters being 'conned' as Brussels keeps plans for EU army secret until after referendum

British voters are being “conned” by Brussels officials who are keeping plans for a European army secret until after the referendum, leading Tories have claimed.

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary who served under David Cameron, told The Telegraph that the ambitions showed the EU is wedded to the “dangerous fantasy” of creating a single defence force.

Another eurosceptic Tory MP said voters were being “deceived” and “hoodwinked” about the true scale of the EU’s drive to create a single army.

The backlash came as it emerged plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is so horrific about this plan for a unified, European Army that Brits are not supposed to know about it until the day AFTER the referendum next month?!?

IF I were a Brit, I would want to know, and right the heck now, what Brussels had in store for this Army, and what the British commitment to it would be.

May 27 10:00

Hillary has a NEW excuse on why she used her own private email server

Hillary told Chuck Todd today that she used her own personal email (she keeps saying ‘personal email’ because she’s spinning. It’s not just personal email, it’s her own private personal emails server! And no Secretary of State did that!) because of technical problems with her State.gov email or something. Yeah, that’s the new excuse.

May 27 09:52

Beijing Tells America to Leave South China Sea After Intercepting Spy Plane

On Thursday, China’s defense ministry asserted that it acted within the rules of engagement after American officials criticized Beijing for a "provocative” and “unsafe" intercept of a US surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea last week.

A Pentagon spokesperson alleged that two Chinese fighter jets undertook an illegal intercept of an American spy plane during "a routine US patrol" over international airspace, heightening the risk of military miscalculation in the hotly contested region. The Chinese J-11 fighter jets flew within 50 feet (15 meters) of the US EP-3 aircraft, just east of Hainan Island.

Chinese defense ministry spokesman Yang Yujan took exception to the recounting of events, telling a monthly news briefing that the Chinese fighter pilots acted professionally and in line with international rules.

May 27 09:51

What Hillary Knew about Libya

In Official Washington’s propaganda world, the U.S. government and its “allies” are always standing for what’s right and good and the “enemies” are the epitome of evil doing the vilest things. But some emails to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton depicted a far different reality, writes Robert Parry.

May 27 09:51

Hillary Clinton: A Major Gold-Digging Liability

While still in the Senate, the Queen of Chaos manifested a vague interest in going after tax havens, as in "people who create a mailbox, or a drop, or send one person to sit on the beach in some island paradise and claim that it is their offshore headquarters." But -- and that's a crucial "but" -- no bills proposed by Hillary ensued. After all, what to do about the Clinton machine's virtually unlimited access to a pool of vast, non-transparent funds?

The Clinton machine could not be savvier on onshore/offshore tax havens. Six years ago their home in Chappaqua, New York, of subterranean email fame, was conveniently placed in a "residence trust."

May 27 09:50

Key issue is secret financial deals: As Clinton's Email Scandal Grows Nixonian, Sanders Must Address It

The real question is what kind of private conversations Clinton, in her role as Secretary of State, was having with powerful people both at home and abroad that may have involved cash donations to the Clinton Foundation and to her and Bill's personal enrichment or her future campaign for president.

May 27 09:49

Glenn Beck guest asks whether 'patriot' would remove Trump from White House

Conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck and best-selling suspense author Brad Thor say they were misunderstood over comments they made on air Wednesday about a “hypothetical” situation where Donald Trump was president and abusing his power.

“I am about to suggest something very bad,” Thor said. “It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.”

He went on to question whether someone would remove Trump from office though he did not go into specifics.

May 27 09:48

Bravo! Climate Skeptics Rejoice! Trump echoes Climate Depot’s call to dismantle & Defund UN/EPA climate agenda!

Trump railed against the “totalitarian tactics” of the Environmental Protection Agency. He pledged to dismantle the EPA entirely in an April town hall, although he referred to it at the time as the “Department of Environmental” and “DEP.” He assailed Hillary Clinton for saying in March that fracking projects would be unlikely to pass muster under her environmental regime.

“Hillary’s agenda is job destruction. My agenda is job creation,” Trump said.

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May 27 09:44

SPECIAL OPERATIONS TROOPS ASSAULTED DOWNTOWN TAMPA … ALL TO THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE

On Wednesday, Special Operations troops from more than a dozen countries jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and expended hundreds of rounds of ammunition as they attempted to rescue the mayor of this Florida city.

The operation was, of course, an exercise, but it was also a public spectacle for a force that has tried desperately to remain in the shadows despite now being at the forefront of America’s wars.

Aside from U.S. Special Operations forces, including Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders and Army Green Berets, countries such as Ireland and Jordan also participated in the exercise. Many of the participants covered their faces, and only a select few were allowed to speak to the media afterward.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War - as the Prussian General Von Clauswitz used to say - is diplomacy carried on by other means.

And unfortunately, US foreign policy has been murderously transformed in the 21st century to an era of regime change, and the illegal and immoral acquisition of foreign resources to which the US, and US and multinational corporations, have absolutely no moral right.

We are no longer a nation of laws, but decrees and Executive Orders, courtesy of the alleged "Divine Right" of the President, who can order extrajudicial assassinations just as easily as one might order a piece of pie at a restaurant. And decades ago, H. Rap Brown made the observation that "Violence is as American as cherry pie." Unfortunately, when it comes to US governmental misappropriation of military power, he was absolutely correct.

There has to be a peaceful reckoning here, and a collective moral, and spiritual awakening of the American people; how dare this government be doing such things while our Vets sleep homeless in our streets; our infrastructure crumbles, and jobs keep leaving this country?!?!?

Sadly, We the People are no longer represented at all by our alleged State and Federal Representatives; this is a government of the corporations; for the corporations, and by the corporations. Except for giving the appearance of participating in a democratic republic, by that Kabuki-like process of "voting" ( for two individuals who have been vetted by the major corporations who have been assured that they will get everything they want from those candidates, ), We the People have become irrelevant.

In looking at the two presumptive Presidential candidates, I am frankly looking the person who seems least likely to start World War III, and that person is Donald Trump.

Clinton has already threatened to start a war with Iran. As reported at glolbalresearch.ca on the 15th of this month:

Note: This piece which is of extreme relevance to the US election campaign was originally published in July 2015. On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.” Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism. They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel. We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness. Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise. As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying: The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security. (O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense. I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror. No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents. Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.” “I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.” She backs “massive retaliation” if Iran attacks Israel, saying at the time: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

Iranian leadership is many things, but stupid is not one of them; Iran will not attack Israel because they know that if they do this, the country will be reduced to a puddle of green glass by US/Israeli counter attacks.

But in this equation, there is a 6,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bosedorfer baby grand piano, which Clinton is avoiding talking about like the plague, and that is Russia.

And unfortunately, when Clinton spews this kind of hubristic rhetoric, none of the alleged correspondents covering her speeches ever has the gonadal tissue to ask her, "If Iran is attacked, what will Russia do?!?"

And please do not believe, for one second, that Russia's leadership, from Putin, or his successor will be on down, will just hold hands and sing "Kumbyah" if such a thing should happen as a US war against Iran.

Russian political and military leaders have been very clear, and very public, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid, militarily. And right now, the US military doesn't have the money, the troop strength, the weaponry,or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a war against Russia.

The fact that Secretary Clinton would make this threat against Iran without really knowing what the facts are on the ground, in order to get "better into bed" with Israeli Prime Minister's ultra-rightist regime, scares the stuffing out of me. There is a willful recklessness in her nature, as demonstrated by the email scandal, which makes her unworthy to be the President of this country.

May 27 09:40

'Clinton Lawyers Are Waiting By The Phone For FBI Call'

FBI update from Clinton disciple George Stephanopoulos. He's not happy about it...

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May 27 09:40

Caught on camera: US Special Forces on ISIS frontline in Syria

US Special Forces operatives have been photographed fighting alongside the Kurdish militia in northern Syria in a drive against the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa. The Pentagon insists the Americans are there in “advise and assist” capacity only, however.

May 27 09:32

Mika Lays Waste To Hillary: 'She Is Straight-Out Lying'

Mika is seriously pissed off...

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May 27 09:32

Why the Chicken Pox Vaccine Makes NO Sense

By Michelle Goldstein

The chicken pox vaccine, formally known as the varicella vaccination, was added to the recommended childhood vaccination schedule in 1995. Prior to this vaccine’s creation, it was a common practice for families to expose children to others who had the chicken pox. The disease was considered a normal part of childhood and it was widely known that chicken pox in childhood posed little to no risk of serious harm. Risks associated with chicken pox are more common in adults and those with compromised immune systems.

My Experience With The Chicken Pox Illness And Vaccination...

May 27 09:18

Turkey continues to arm Nusra terrorists in Syria: Russia

Russia’s Defense Ministry says the Turkish government continues to supply al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists fighting in Syria with weapons in a bid to undermine the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed Takfiri militants.

May 27 09:17

Email scandal won’t affect presidential campaign: Clinton

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has defended using a private email server while serving as secretary of state, saying the email controversy will not affect her White House bid.

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May 27 09:10

"Significant Security Risks": State Department Says Clinton Broke Rules Using Private Email Server

An internal government watchdog has concluded Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval while she was secretary of state. That was the key finding of a long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general. The report concluded that Clinton would not have been allowed to use a private server in her home had she asked department officials in charge of information security, because it posed “significant security risks.” This contradicts claims by Clinton that use of a home server was allowed and that no permission was needed.

May 27 09:06

Central Banks Can't Go It Alone Anymore

Whether through signals from the Group of Seven meeting this week or in the outcome of the latest round of European negotiations on Greece, officials of advanced countries increasingly are acknowledging that the problems facing their economies require a new response to take over from the overlong use of narrow short-term tools.

This recognition has been too long in the making and, judging from the regrettable lack of credible and detailed action plans, still needs time to be translated into progress on the ground.

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The only solution that actually will work is to end private central banking. Anything else is a distraction and doomed to failure.

May 27 09:05

Hitler Was Financed by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England (translated from Russian article)

The key structures that defined the post-war development strategy of the West were the Central financial institutions of Great Britain and the United States — the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve System (FRS) — and the associated financial and industrial organizations set out a target to establish absolute control over the financial system of Germany to control political processes in Central Europe.

May 27 09:05

GRAPHIC VIDEO SHOWS VENEZUELANS LOOTING, EATING GARBAGE

May 27 09:03

Is There Ample Evidence To Indict Hillary? This Judge Thinks So

After the latest State Department announcement that Hillary Clinton violated government rules, Judge Andrew Napolitano definitively says there is now ample evidence to indict. Sadly, he is much less certain on whether or not the indictment will actually come.

May 27 09:02

German Support of Failed EU-Turkey Migration Deal ‘Mistake’

According to a chairman of the German right-wing party Alternative for Germany, Berlin should have refrained from supporting the agreement on migration concluded between Ankara and Brussels.

May 27 09:02

EU to Spend Over $11Bln in 2015-2016 to Solve Migrant Crisis

First Vice-President of the European Commission said that European Union will spend over 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in 2015-2016 to solve the current migrant crisis.

May 27 09:02

ALAN GREENSPAN: VENEZUELA DECLARES MARTIAL LAW, AMERICA IS NEXT

Alan Greenspan issued a dire warning about the U.S. economy during an interview with Fox News on Thursday. Greenspan said that as Venezuela descends into martial law, the U.S. is heading in the same direction.

Greenspan warned that the U.S. has “a global problem of a shortage of productivity growth” which is leading it into an impending disaster.

Foxbusiness.com reports:

“What the Fed does at this particular stage is less important than what the markets are doing. And what the markets are beginning to show us is acceleration in money supply for the first time in a very long time… We have a global problem of a shortage in productivity growth and it’s not only the United States but it’s pretty much around the world and it’s being caused by the fact that the populations everywhere in the Western world, for example, are aging and we are not committing enough of our resources to fund that,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Long term economic growth cannot happen if decent jobs keep getting off-shored/outsourced; that is one aspect of the problem about which Greenspan is noticeably reluctant to speak.

If the guarantee of decent jobs after college doesn't pan out, women in long term relationships postpone, or avoid pregnancies completely; it is just that simple.

And I, for one, do not blame them; however, Greenspan seems to be waiving his finger at them, as though they were the problem, which they are not.

Rational people don't want to bring kids into this world unless they have some hope of adequately and decently taking care of them, because jobs are there with which to feed, clothe, and educate them.

May 27 09:02

UK to Lose Out on Millions Due to Tax Loophole For Fracking Firms

Greenpeace’s Energy Desk found out that the UK government is giving UK fossil fuel companies investing in fracking tax breaks in form of enhanced capital allowances that reduce their taxable profit.

"It’s inexcusable that Ministers are treating fracking firms to a generous tax loophole, whilst denying clean, renewable energy projects the very same tax breaks," Caroline Lucas, a Green Party member of parliament, said, commenting on the findings.

May 27 09:00

EU Army Fears Among Brexiteer Military Chiefs Are ‘Fanciful’ – Expert

Fears among former senior military officers that British forces will be absorbed by a pan-EU army are misplaced to the point of being fanciful, according to a respected professor of international security.

In a comment piece for the Conversation website, Professor David J Galbreath, who teaches International Security at the University of Bath, said Prime Minister David Cameron had been right to describe the creation of an EU army as “fanciful.”

May 27 08:55

0:02 / 0:30David Icke - What Others Dare Not Say

May 27 08:51

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.

Germany’s vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel is among the latest high-profile politicians to have come out against the sanctions stand-off between the European Union and Russia.

At stake is not just a crisis in the economy, of which the anti-Russian sanctions are symptomatic. It is further manifesting in a political crisis that is challenging the very legitimacy of EU governments and the bloc’s institutional existence. The issue is not so much about merely trying to normalize EU-Russian relations. But rather more about preserving the EU from an existential public backlash against anti-democratic and discredited authorities.

May 27 08:51

Seed Guardians: These Indigenous Women Protect Future Plant Biodiversity

By Christina Sarich

Plant and seed biodiversity are threatened in many parts of the world, but Aboriginal Australian women are helping to preserve one of the most valuable resources their country has — indigenous secrets to seed saving that have been practiced for over a thousand years...

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