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July 12, 2016

Jul 12 23:26

Black Lives Matter Protesters Block Bridge During Child's Medical Emergency

Black Lives Matter protesters blocked off a bridge and prevented a suffering child from traveling to the hospital so they could hold up some protest signs while browsing the internet on their cell phones.

Jul 12 18:35

Body count rises as new Philippines president calls for drug addicts to be killed

NEWLY-INSTALLED Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his tough stance on crime by urging the public to not only kill drug dealers, but addicts as well.

Jul 12 18:34

The FBI Says Its Malware Isn’t Malware Because the FBI Is Good

The FBI is facing accusations that malware it deployed while running Operation Playpen, a sting that infiltrated and maintained a dark web child pornography website for two weeks and eventually led to more than 100 arrests, was illegal. But the agency swears that using malware was good because, well, the FBI had good intentions.

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Jul 12 17:24

Police Camera Footage Will No Longer Be Made Public In North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that makes police dashboard camera and body camera footage exempt from the public record. House Bill 972 does make such video accessible to people who can be seen or heard in it, along with their personal representatives ? but they must file a request to obtain the footage. If the request is denied, the petitioners must go before the state’s superior court. Requests can be denied to protect a person’s safety or reputation, or if the recording is part of an active investigation.

Jul 12 17:12

Facebook refuses to remove sickening cartoon of police officer having his throat slit from Black Panther page Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson ranted on just days before massacre

The picture was posted on Facebook by a user called Prince Mamuhammad, whose profile includes posts talking of 'war with the white male'.

The image has been reported to Facebook but the social media website refused to take it down, saying it does not violate the company's 'community standards'.

Jul 12 16:53

LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Westfield, IN (7-12-16)

Jul 12 16:46

More Clinton Corruption

In 1996 President Bill Clinton, at a fundraising dinner in New York City said this: “There are no more nuclear missiles pointed at any children in the United States. I’m proud of that.” But by 1998, the CIA’s National Intelligence Daily stated that “thirteen of China’s 18 long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles are targeted on the United States.”

Jul 12 16:43

Pornography A ‘Public Health Crisis’ In US: Republicans

Pornography in the United States has become “a public health crisis” and a “public menace” that is destroying the lives of millions, Republican delegates to the GOP presidential nominating convention say.

Jul 12 16:42

Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution

Venezuela's military has started monitoring ports and food processing plants, in a new effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicines. In a decree, President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to co-ordinate the production and distribution of items. Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis, despite having the world's largest oil reserves.

Jul 12 16:42

US Probe Into HSBC Money Laundering ‘Hampered’ By George Osborne – Reports

Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil.

Jul 12 16:38

Westerners Forget – Or Don’t Care – That Most Victims Of Islamic Extremist Attacks Are Muslim

Recent attacks by Islamist extremists in Istanbul, Iraq, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia have been staggering: over 300 dead. Westerners always complain that Muslims don’t speak out enough about atrocities that impact the West. We forget, though, that the vast majority of the victims of Islamic extremists attacks are Muslim noncombatants. Sympathy for them from the West is decidedly lacking.

Jul 12 16:37

‘Letter Of Last Resort’: If Britain Is Nuked, Would Theresa May Retaliate With Trident?

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May’s first duty will be to advise commanders of the Trident missile submarine patrol how to respond in the event of a devastating nuclear attack against the UK.

Jul 12 16:36

US Voters Disagree With Obama’s Opinion About Clinton: Poll

Most American voters disagree with President Barack Obama’s view on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s qualifications to succeed him as the next US president, a poll has found.

Jul 12 16:29

Cracks in EU widen as debt-ridden Spain and Portugal are hammered with sanctions

SPAIN and Portugal are set to be slapped with sanctions by European finance ministers after failing to get a grip on their budget deficits.

The two debt-laden countries have not taken effective action to bring their deficits below three per cent in line European Union (EU) rules, the European Council's economic and finance group said today.

The trouble states now have 10 days to appeal against automatic penalties that amount to around 0.2 per cent of GDP.

Jul 12 16:25

Hundreds of migrants break out of Greek camp ATTACKING police and aid workers

HUNDREDS of migrants have broken out of a refugee detention centre on the Greek island of Leros yesterday.

The migrants ran out of the centre to protest against violence within the centre and the awful living conditions.

Tensions are rising at the refugee centre and there have been various uprisings by migrants at the camp who want to know what their fates entail.

They threw stones and water bottles at the island's police and aid workers and refugee agencies even evacuated their staff.

Jul 12 16:25

New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need To Migrate To Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Within A Country’

Babu Omowale, the so-called national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, says his group and allied organizations have their sights set on establishing “our own government in a nation within a nation.”

Jul 12 16:24

Hillary and Vince: a story of love, death, and cover-up

The death by gunshot of Hillary Clinton’s lover, lawyer, and best friend in 1993 was the highest suspicious death of a government official since JFK. Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster handled the Clinton’s most secretive matters and hired investigators to track down and threaten dozens of women sleeping with Bill. Among the many very questionable items in the investigation of Vince Foster's death are the following: The coroner’s report says x-rays were taken, but the he testified to Senators none were taken. When a paramedic approached Foster’s body, he saw men running away into the woods. The first person to find Foster’s body guarded the entrance to the CIA. Hillary testified she did not see Foster for a month before his death. A staffer testified she was in his office several times in the four days before he died.

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Jul 12 16:22

Miguel Rodriguez was the lead investigator inside the Officeof the Independent Counsel tasked look into the death of Vincent Foster

Rodriguez spoke to over 100 journalists trying to blow the whistle on the cover-up of Foster's murder. The audio transcript below contains excerpts of recorded conversations. White House and Justice Department officials, members of Congress and journalists discuss falsifying official reports, witness intimidation, destruction of evidence, death threats, murder, and ultimate power. Owners and editors of the media deliberately fail to publicize this and other serious crimes committed by the highest levels of government. America’s most influential news organizations, the Washington Post, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Reuters, and the Associated Press continue to conceal the proven criminal activity on this audio.

Jul 12 16:12

Pentagon Chief Carter Arrives In Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Afghanistan to discuss security issues with President Ashraf Ghani and American commanders, in the wake of a decision by Washington and its NATO allies to keep thousands of foreign soldiers in the country.

Jul 12 16:11

Breaking: Norway Becomes First Nation In The World To Ban Deforestation

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Did you know? Every year, an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals, and bio mass is extracted from the Earth. As a result, humans are using up 50% more natural resources than the planet can comfortably provide. Scientists even speculate that within 100 years, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish.

This spells trouble for future generations, which is why Norway recently banned the practice of deforestation – the first in the world to do so.

Jul 12 16:10

Italy on the Brink

Jul 12 16:09

Here’s What the Brexit Did to the World’s 400 Richest People

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For all the scaremongering and threats of an imminent financial apocalypse should Brexit win, including dire forecasts from the likes of George Soros, the Bank of England, David Cameron (who even invoked war), and even Jacob Rothschild, something “unexpected” happened yesterday: the UK was the best performing European market following the Brexit outcome.

Jul 12 15:53

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III's Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest.

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Jul 12 15:42

Fool’s Errand: NATO Pledges Four More Years Of War In Afghanistan

The longest war in US history just got even longer. As NATO wrapped up its 2016 Warsaw Summit, the organization agreed to continue funding Afghan security forces through the year 2020. Of course with all that funding comes US and NATO troops, and thousands of contractors, trainers, and more.

Jul 12 15:31

NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

It’s unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance – bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal – has lost its collective mind. Perhaps it’s more reassuring to think that NATO simply feels compelled to publicly embrace its deceptive “strategic communications” so gullible Western citizens will be kept believing its lies are truth.

Jul 12 14:59

Breakdown Of US Citizens Killed By Cops In 2016

In the U.S. a total of 509 citizens have been killed this year alone by police. The body count for the previous year stands at a grand total of 990 people shot dead, according to the Washington Post. As the below infographic from Statista shows, most of those killed by police are male and white. 123 of those shot were Black Americans. This is a relatively high share, keeping in mind that close to 13 percent of Americans belong to that ethnic group.

Jul 12 14:57

Petition For White House To Declare Black Lives Matter A Terrorist Group Has 100,000+ Signatures

Black Lives Matter has come under fire from over 100,000 people who have signed on to have the anti-police brutality group classified as a terrorist organization in a White House petition. However, the signatories may learn that petitions don’t matter.

Jul 12 14:52

This Is What Hillary Clinton's Advisors Really Think Of The American Public

Back in 2014, we received confirmation of what politicians and their “very smart” advisers think of the American public. Namely, that we’re a bunch of stupid slobs who need to be tricked into agreeing to elitists legislation that always ends up working against us.

Jul 12 14:51

Who's Most Afraid Of Contagion From Italy's Bank Meltdown?

French and German banks.

Contagion is the reason Italy’s banking crisis is all of a sudden Europe’s biggest existential threat. Greece’s intractable problems are out of sight, out of mind; Brexit momentarily spooked investors and bankers; but Italy’s banking woes have the potential to wipe out investors and undo over 60 years of supranational state-building in Europe.

Jul 12 14:51

The West Is Provoking A World War: ‘Russia Is Being Pushed To Its Limits’

Many things have happened this past week, especially toward the end of the week, the new “norm” for events to “happen” just prior to the weekend. In this manner the events escape most of the public’s view. Case in point to start out with the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, and Obama committed 1,000 more American troops to a 4,000 troop increase in Poland and the Baltic States.

It was also announced that air and sea patrols will be increased in the region. The deputy national security advisor in D.C., Ben Rhodes stated that “continued aggression by Russia would provoke a response by NATO and a greater alliance presence in Eastern Europe.” Already the Western Press is escalating its actions of “demonizing” Russia, likening it to an aggressive colonizing power. This came from Associated Press, and the skew can clearly be seen:

Jul 12 14:47

HOUSTON OFFICIAL CALLS FOR FORM OF SEGREGATION: ONLY BLACKS CAN POLICE BLACK COMMUNITIES

A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol. Speaking to Fox 26 in Houston, City Councilman Dwight Boykins (District D), “I think at this point, because of the crisis situation, not in Houston but throughout the country, we need to have officers patrolling areas that reflect the ethnicity [of that community].”

Jul 12 14:27

Dallas Police Chief Warns Of Armed Civilians In Texas

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says Texas laws allowing civilians to openly carry firearms pose a challenge to law enforcement.

“It is increasingly challenging when people have AR-15’s slung over, and shootings occur in a crowd. And they begin running, and we don’t know if they are a shooter or not,” Brown said at a news conference Monday.

Jul 12 14:05

Citibank to close Venezuela government accounts

Jul 12 13:58

BANK RUNS HAVE BEGUN IN ITALY!!!!! ATM's Being Emptied!!!!

We have numerous reports of BANK RUNS taking place right now throughout Italy. Reports of lines of people at ATM's are draining the automatic tellers of all cash.

This comes after weeks of speculation about the health of several Italian banks, including the oldest Bank Monte dei Paschi, which has been in business since the year 1472 - twenty years before Columbus discovered America!

Snce March of this year, SuperStation95 has been reporting the Italian banking system is a “leaning tower” heading toward collapse at literally any moment. And as Italy’s banks begin to go down like dominoes, it is going to set off financial panic all over Europe unlike anything we have ever seen before.

Jul 12 13:54

Clinton legal team moves to block deposition in email lawsuit

Lawyers for Hillary Clinton are going to federal court for the first time to block efforts to force her to testify in a civil lawsuit related to her private email set-up.
Clinton's attorneys submitted a legal filing Tuesday morning in a bid to shut down a conservative group's request for an order forcing her to submit to a deposition in the midst of her presidential campaign.

Jul 12 13:30

Biden Rules Out Being Clinton’s Vice President

US Vice President Joe Biden has ruled out being presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 race for the White House.

Jul 12 13:17

Vermont AG sued for withholding records on possible investigation of ‘climate change deniers’

Vermont’s Attorney General is being sued for withholding public records related to a multi-state investigation of groups opposed to climate change policies.

On Monday, two nonprofit legal centers filed a lawsuit to force Attorney General William Sorrell and Assistant Attorney General Scott Kline to turn over documents from private email accounts that discuss climate change “deniers.”

The complaint, filed by attorneys for the Energy and Environment Legal Institute and Free Market Environmental Law Clinic, says a request for documents was made on May 10 but not responded to by the extended deadline of May 24 — the longest extension allowable under Vermont law.

Jul 12 13:14

FLASHBACK - BILL CLINTON LOOTED SOCIAL SECURITY TO CREATE HIS FEDERAL BUDGET SURPLUS

HOLLINGS: Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

Jul 12 13:02

Social Security Administration To Rely On "Other-Than-Legal Immigration" To Take Up Slack & Pay For Baby Boomer's Benefit Checks

What happens when a criminal government fleeces the people for their entire lives by forcing them to pay into a mandatory 'social security' program yet then spends all the money that was slated for those benefits? Why, they rely on a younger host of illegal aliens- excuse me, "other-than-legal immigration," as they politely put it, to take up the slack in future generations. Here is what the Social Security Administration says about immigration in their official 272-page '2016 OASDI Trustees Report.' OASDI stands for old age, survivor and disability insurance, which is more commonly referred to as Social Security.

Jul 12 13:01

CDC Director Resigns, Caught Secretly Assisting Coca-Cola

Dr. Mercola writes: I've often written about the collusion between industry and our regulatory agencies, and how industry-funded research tends to simply support and promote the industry agenda rather than shed truthful light on the benefits or risks of any given product.

Recent media reports have now revealed devastating evidence showing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) executive aided a Coca-Cola representative in efforts to influence World Health Organization (WHO) officials to relax recommendations on sugar limits.1

Exposed CDC Official Steps Down

For many years now, health advocates have warned people about the connection between sugary drinks and obesity, and the message has slowly but surely started to take hold.

Jul 12 13:01

Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention

PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO of heavily armed police officers wearing body armor and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world’s media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States.

The image that drew the most comment, taken by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters, showed a young woman in a dress standing serenely on a road outside the Baton Rouge police headquarters as two Louisiana State Police officers dressed for battle rushed to arrest her.

The woman was later identified as Ieshia Evans, a nurse and mother from Brooklyn, who had come to protest the killing of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police officers last week.

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The serenity and dignity in this woman's face and posture, juxtaposed against the thuggish actions of the police, against a person who was obviously not a threat, is a painfully clear image of what this nation has turned into.

Jul 12 12:59

Illegal Aliens Receive Food Stamp Preference Over Citizens In 44 States

The federally funded food stamp program has policies in place that benefit families with one or more illegal immigrant wage earners over American citizens. Only six states have policies in place that prevent this.

Jul 12 12:54

Israel Passes New NGO Bill to Clamp Down on Human Rights Groups

In a close 57-48 vote, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, today passed a controversial bill regulating non-government organizations that receive foreign government funding, a bill which will apply overwhelmingly to human rights groups.

That’s the whole point of the bill, which Israel’s far-right government has argued will strike a blow against “foreign interference” in Israeli affairs. Prime Minister Benjmain Netanyahu termed it a “democratic” bill, accusing the European Union of trying to advance their support for a two-state solution by bankrolling NGOs in Israel.

US and European officials expressed major concerns, saying it was a “one-sided” bill that was designed to target groups which are critical of the current far-right government’s policies. German officials likened it to Russian efforts to clamp down on foreign NGOs.

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The Israeli government wants their serial genocide of Palestinians to continue with impunity, unreported, and unrestrained.

Jul 12 12:50

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels committing war crimes, torture, abductions; imposing harsh Sharia law: Report

Syrian rebel groups backed by the U.S. and its allies “have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings,” according to Amnesty International.

A report by the leading human rights organization details how extremist rebel groups have taken over large parts of major Syrian cities, in which they have created repressive theocratic regimes where critics are violently silenced and where religious and ethnic minority groups fear for their lives.

“‘Torture Was My Punishment’: Abductions, Torture and Summary Killings Under Armed Group Rule in Aleppo and Idleb, Syria” shows how the Syrian people have been caught between a rock and a hard place — with extremist rebels on one side and a brutal regime on the other.

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"Hey, dammit, these jihadists are OUR thugs, and should be allowed to do anything and everything they want to in order to bring regime change to Damascus!" - Official White House Souse.

Jul 12 12:49

Rifle-Wielding Baton Rouge Police Shutdown Anti-Brutality Demo

Riot police reportedly made dozens of arrests during a protest against police brutality in Baton Rouge, Saturday.

Jul 12 12:40

GOP lawmakers grill Attorney General over Clinton emails, get few answers

Republican lawmakers pummeled Attorney General Loretta Lynch with questions Tuesday about the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending classified information on a private, unsecured email system, but Lynch repeatedly declined to explain the legal basis for the decision.

GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee suggested Clinton was given preferential treatment, and they highlighted a meeting between Lynch and former president Bill Clinton on June 27, just over a week before Lynch announced there would be no charges in the case.

Jul 12 12:39

New Black Panther Party to carry guns at the Republican convention in Cleveland

The chairman of the New Black Panther Party, a “black power” movement, said his group will carry arms for self-defense during protests at the Republican convention next week if allowed under Ohio law.

“If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our second amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us,” Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters in an interview.

“If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will bear arms.”

Nzinga condemned the killing of five police officers in Dallas last week as a “massacre” and said his group played no role in the attack.

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More government shills/agents provocateurs, hell-bent on creating riots to give President Obama the ability to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, declare martial law, and suspend the elections.

Jul 12 12:34

US PROBE INTO HSBC MONEY LAUNDERING ‘HAMPERED’ BY GEORGE OSBORNE - REPORTS

Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil.

A US House of Representatives committee report found the British Chancellor and Financial Services Authority (FSA) intervened in a US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into illegal activities by the banking giant.

According to the report, prepared by Republicans, the DOJ considered criminal charges in addition to a £1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) fine it levied in December 2012, but came under pressure from Osborne to drop prosecution.

The report, ‘Too big to jail: Inside the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to hold Wall Street accountable’, said Osborne sent a letter in September 2012 to Ben Bernanke, then-chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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Imagine my (complete absence of) shock!!

Jul 12 12:32

SAS CHIEF IN IRAQ ANGRY AT UK RUNNING ‘LATIN AMERICAN-STYLE DEATH SQUADS’

Details have emerged of how US and UK Special Forces clashed and drifted apart over the conduct of the Iraq occupation, with one British officer complaining about the use of tactics more akin to “Latin American-style” death squads than a modern military.

The details of the Balad special forces base and its operations, which came to shape the war, are not recounted in last week’s long-awaited report by Sir John Chilcot.

However, kill or capture operations in and around Baghdad, launched from the Balad base 50 miles (80km) north of the city, were a key if little known chapter in Britain’s shadow war, the Independent reports.

Despite killing or taking as prisoner up to 3,500 insurgents, the mission against the Sunni insurgency caused deep rifts to the point where a senior commander, himself ex-SAS, demanded to know why the UK Special Forces were “helping to run Latin American-style death squads?”

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But now that British military have been banned from discussing the Chilcot report, we will never know precisely what happened here; both the US and the UK military and government need to have a moral, public conversation about this, so the atrocities from this war will never, ever be repeated.

Jul 12 12:26

U.S. Social Security Administration Admits That Their Reserves Will Be Depleted By 2034

In case you missed this last month, The U.S. Social Security Administration admits in their official report that that their reserves will be depleted By 2034 and that the scheduled tax income thereafter is projected to be sufficient to pay only three quarters of benefits, until 2090. That is what you get when your taxes are collected at the barrel of a gun and threat of imprisonment- no accountability.

Jul 12 12:23

US-LED ECONOMIC WAR, NOT SOCIALISM, IS TEARING VENEZUELA APART

The political and economic crisis facing Venezuela is being endlessly pointed to as proof of the superiority of the free market.

Images and portrayals of Venezuelans rioting in the streets over high food costs, empty grocery stores, medicine shortages, and overflowing garbage bins are the headlines, and the reporting points to socialism as the cause.

The Chicago Tribune published a Commentary piece titled: “A socialist revolution can ruin almost any country.” A headline on Reason’s Hit and Run blog proclaims: “Venezuelan socialism still a complete disaster.” The Week’s U.S. edition says: “Authoritarian socialism caused Venezuela’s collapse.”

Indeed, corporate-owned, mainstream media advises Americans to look at the inflation and food lines in Venezuela, and then repeat to themselves clichés they heard in elementary school about how “Communism just doesn’t work.”

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At this point, overtly, or covertly, as is happening in Venezuela, theUS government has become the "assassination nation" of any government whose system it doesn't like, or whose resources (to which it has utterly no moral right) it wants to control.

Jul 12 12:06

Elgin Marbles Must Be Returned To Greece, Say MPs

A group of British legislators have unveiled a bill seeking the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece exactly 200 years since the British Parliament approved the purchase of the ancient sculptures.

Jul 12 12:05

Questions About Motivation for Dallas Police Shooting. Michael Rivero - July 11, 2016

Jul 12 12:00

Philippines wins South China Sea case against China

China has said it will not accept a ruling against it in a key international legal case over strategic reefs and atolls that Beijing claims would give it control over disputed waters of the South China Sea.

The judgment by an international tribunal in The Hague came down overwhelmingly in favour of claims by the Philippines and is likely to increase global diplomatic pressure on Beijing to scale back military expansion in the area. By depriving certain outcrops of territorial-generating status, the ruling from the permanent court of arbitration effectively punches holes in China’s all-encompassing “nine-dash” line that stretches deep into the South China Sea.

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In this case, China is absolutely right to be peeved by this ruling.

As stated in the text of the Cairo Declaration:

The 70th anniversary of the Cairo Declaration signed on December 1, 1943 by the leaders of China, the United States and the United Kingdom in the heat of war against Japan has revealed the depths of the emotions felt by China over its claims to the Diaoyu Islands. The anniversary has been used to aggravate the deep emotions associated with the war. The sense of crisis and outrage in China is not only palpable. It is driving China’s policy. Greg Austin Greg Austin The 1943 document was intended to “punish the aggression of Japan”, to “strip” it of “all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914”, and to restore to China “all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa [Taiwan], and The Pescadores”. This is the moral departure point of the majority of Chinese (including Taiwanese) in their view on the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. They believe with every ounce of their being that the islands were covered by the communique and subsequent Allied agreements and Treaties premised on the Cairo Declaration. This is one of the most dangerous aspects of the dispute over these otherwise insignificant rocky island currently administered by Japan. If it were just a matter of law and not an issue of end of war justice, the dispute might be easier to settle. The danger has been heightened by the unequivocal commitment of the United States that an attack on the islands by China would be covered by the Mutual Defense Treaty with Japan.

I have to wonder if this ruling is going to be capitalized upon as the US government's "excuse" to be even more militarily aggressive toward China, and very quickly, in future "freedom of navigation" exercises, against which China has bitterly complained, both to the US and the UN.

Jul 12 11:46

Detroit cop demoted; called black activists ‘terrorists’

A white Detroit police detective who called the Black Lives Matter movement “racists” and “terrorists” has been demoted, the police chief said Monday.

Jul 12 11:46

Hillary Clinton’s Outsourcing of Top Secret Government Documents: The Untold Story

How dangerous was the classified material contained in the emails that Clinton outsourced from government hands to private, non-secure hands? On June 8 of this year, the Associated Press reported that when the State Department released batches of Clinton’s emails to the public with notations to explain why some material was redacted, “at least 47 of the emails contain the notation ‘B3 CIA PERS/ORG,’ which indicates the material referred to CIA personnel or matters related to the agency.” This designation strongly suggests that Clinton may have revealed CIA assets and identities over a non-secure server.

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I have a new slogan for Hillary's presidential campaign: "Hillary Clinton: she cares as much about this country as she did about Secret information on her non-secure server!!"

Jul 12 11:46

Suspicious? DNC Staffer in Charge of ‘Voter Expansion Data’ Murdered in D.C.

Was a high level DNC staffer really just killed in a random robbery attempt in the middle of the night, coincidentally months before the 2016 election, which has been a lightning rod for controversy?

It is simply hard to believe in coincidence.

The real question, then, is: what did he know?

All we know so far is that this 27 year old was in charge of voter expansion data and had something to do with a program that tapped into the nationwide database of registered voters.

Jul 12 11:17

Global Stocks Surge On Rising Hopes Of Japan "Helicopter Money"

A quick headline search for the phrases "Japan stimulus" and "helicopter money" is all one needs to understand the very familiar reason for today latest overnight global stock rally, which has sent the USDJPY surging some more, in the process pushing the Nikkei higher by 2.5%, China up over 1% (with the help of some late FX intervention by the PBOC), European stocks up 1%, US equity futures up 0.5%, and so on, in what is a global wave of green on the back of the helicopter money which after Bernanke's visit to Japan, market participants are now convinced is just a matter of time.

As Bloomberg puts it, "global stocks advanced for a fourth day and commodities rose, buoyed by the prospect of stimulus in major economies." And that is all there is to it.

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Jul 12 11:16

"Kill, Burn, Shoot" - Ukrainian Neo-Nazi About Religious Procession for Peace in Donbass

As was already reported by "Russian Spring" (and Fort Russ), the Ukrainian religious procession called "Prayers for peace and love in Ukraine" started from the Holy Dormition Sviatohirsk Lavra in Donbass, making the first stop at the Bohorodychne Church of the Mother of God "All mourning joy", and have reached Kharkov.

Today in Kharkov people were marching with St. George ribbons and badges with portraits of Nicholas II.

An event of such magnitude could not remain indifferent to the so-called Ukrainian patriots, "Maidan activists", and just plain killers.

Jul 12 11:15

Assassination threats forced UKIP boss Nigel Farage to resign - reports

Brexiteer Nigel Farage stood down as UKIP leader because he feared for his life, it has emerged. Threats were also allegedly made against his family during the EU referendum campaign.

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I wonder if the same thing caused Minister Andrea Leadsom to drop out.

Jul 12 11:14

PURPLE SURGE: Furious Tory members defect to UKIP in protest at Theresa May's victory

A host of furious Tories have taken to social media in the past few hours to announce they have switched allegiances to the anti-Brussels party.

They have made the move following the news Mrs May, who supported Britain staying in the EU, will replace David Cameron at Downing Street.

The Home Secretary won the race for Number 10 after outspoken Brexit campaigner and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom dramatically dropped out.

Jul 12 11:13

CLASHES BETWEEN SYRIAN ARMY, KURDS PUSHES BRZEZINSKI PLAN FORWARD IN SYRIA

Why the Clashes?

The clashes between the Syrian government and the YPG Kurdish forces (notably not the Kurdish people themselves) has been a virtual inevitability since the informal declaration of a “Rojava” administration by the YPG in 2013 when the “Kurdish areas” found some level of autonomy due to a lack of government presence as the SAA began losing territory to Western-backed terrorists. Certainly, the potential for violence increased with the official declaration of Rojava autonomy in 2016. This is simply because the goal of the YPG has always been nothing more than the establishment of a “Kurdistan,” a separate enclave run by Communist YPG forces who routinely terrorize, abuse, disenfranchise, and kill Assyrians, Christians, and other non-Kurdish peoples in areas they control (see here, here, here, and here).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what happens if, and when, the Syrian military take total control of the areas currently being claimed by the Kurds as an independent Kurdistan?!?

Jul 12 11:07

THE "MYSTERY" OF WHO IS PUSHING STOCKS TO ALL TIME HIGHS HAS BEEN SOLVED

One conundrum stumping investors in recent months has been how, with investors pulling money out of equity funds (at last check for 17 consecutive weeks) at a pace that suggests a full-on flight to safety, as can be seen in the chart below which shows record fund outflows in the first half of the year - the fastest pace of withdrawals for any first half on record...

... are these same markets trading at all time highs? We now have the answer.

Recall at the end of January when global markets were keeling over, that Citi's Matt King showed that despite aggressive attempts by the ECB and BOJ to inject constant central bank liquidity into the gunfible global markets, it was the EM drain via reserve liquidations, that was causing a shock to the system, as net liquidity was being withdrawn, and in the process stocks were sliding.

Fast forward six months when Matt King reports that "many clients have been asking for an update of our usual central bank liquidity metrics."

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