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Jul 07 16:16

Police & Protesters Flood Paris Streets As Trade Unions Protest Labor Reforms

Trade unions have taken to the streets of Paris to decry France’s controversial labor reforms.

Jul 07 15:59

The Iraq War Was An Act Of Military Aggression Launched On A False Pretext

Before addressing the issues raised in the Iraq Inquiry report, I would like to remember and honour the 179 British servicemen and women killed and the thousands maimed and injured during the Iraq war, and their families as well as the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have died as a result of the invasion and occupation of Iraq launched by the US and British governments 13 years ago.

Jul 07 15:59

FLASHBACK - The Activities at Mena - MENA is no myth!

"I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for less evidence for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people. . . . I personally was involved in a deep-cover case that went to the top of the drug world in three countries. The CIA killed it."
Former DEA Agent Michael Levine
CNBC-TV, October 8, 1996

"The connections piled up quickly. Contra planes flew north to the U.S., loaded with cocaine, then returned laden with cash. All under the protective umbrella of the United States Government. My informants were perfectly placed: one worked with the Contra pilots at their base, while another moved easily among the Salvadoran military officials who protected the resupply operation. They fed me the names of Contra pilots. Again and again, those names showed up in the DEA database as documented drug traffickers.

"When I pursued the case, my superiors quietly and firmly advised me to move on to other investigations."

Jul 07 15:55

The Secret Heartbeat of America: A New Look at the Mena Story

The market in opium, heroin, cocaine and marijuana in the United States of America generates a gross volume of business in excess of US $130 billion a year, making the importation, sale and distribution of drugs an enterprise that generates more revenue than any of the largest multinational corporations in the world. It makes the gross volume of illegal drugs in the United States greater than the gross national product of all but a dozen nations in the world.

Jul 07 15:53

Election company in NY primary has ‘arm-long’ rap sheet

More than 600,000 of the 1.8 million votes in last week’s New York Democratic primary were cast and counted on voting machines belonging to an “election services” company with a long criminal history and a rap sheet an arm long.

Today it’s called Dominion Voting Systems. In last week’s primary in New York, Dominion controlled one-third of all votes cast in the state, said a spokesman for the New York Board of Elections spokesman in an interview.

The company controls roughly the same percentage nationwide; one of every three votes cast in America.

Jul 07 15:52

Texas Governor Has Called For CONVENTION OF THE STATES – To STOP Barack Obama – It’s Happening…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for “The Texas Plan.” He wants a convention of the states and to invoke Article V of the US Constitution so new amendments can be proposed to rein in the federal government. Abbott has been at the forefront of stopping illegal immigration in his state and across the US. He wholeheartedly endorses Ted Cruz for president as well. Some of the amendments in the proposal include prohibiting administrative agencies and the unelected bureaucrats from creating and preempting federal law; mandating that Congress balance its budget; allowing a two-thirds majority of the states to override a US Supreme Court decision, federal law or regulation; and prohibiting Congress from regulating activity that occurs within one state’s borders. I think it sounds fantastic.

Jul 07 15:52

Mena Murders

In the late 1980s, two boys died on lonely train tracks in Arkansas. The case could be destined to be another one of Arkansas’ unsolved murders. Or is the truth really known, but being concealed by powerful people in high places? Here’s part one of senior reporter Gary Lane’s special investigation.

It’s late August 1987, in Arkansas’ Saline County … a time when simmering summer nights slowly surrender to the approach of autumn. A freight train passing through the tiny town of Alexander makes an emergency stop just beyond the bodies of two teenage boys found lying across the tracks.

Jul 07 15:43

FBI Source: Clinton Foundation Can Bring Down Entire Government

The Clinton Foundation is a “massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people,” according to an anonymous insider who revealed why the FBI stopped short of indicting Hillary Clinton.

Jul 07 15:30

NSA Whistleblower: Clinton Emails Damaged U.S. National Security Much More than Manning, Assange Or Any Other Whistleblower

FBI director Comey said today that Hillary Clinton running emails containing government information on an unsecured, private server was not as bad as former CIA director Petraeus sharing classified documents with his lover.

But the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history, William Binney – the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, and managed six thousand NSA employees – explains why Comey’s statement is nonsense.

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Jul 07 15:29

Tariq Ramadan: Iraq War Waged For U.S. Economic Interests Has Destabilized All Of Middle East

In the last week, more than 300 people have been killed in attacks by militants in Iraq, Turkey, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.

Jul 07 15:12

War Criminal Bush Defends Decision To Invade Iraq Following Chilcot Report

Following the release of the British Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq war, former US president George W. Bush has defended the decision to invade Iraq together with the UK in 2003.

Jul 07 15:11

Indict Hillary Clinton

Jul 07 15:03

Blair Should Have Focused On ‘Legal’ Afghanistan, Not Iraq – Alex Salmond

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should have “abstained” from invading Iraq by “all means”, focusing instead on “justified and legal” military action in Afghanistan, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond told RT.

Jul 07 15:02

Detained Immigrant Children Ordered Released – California Court

Immigrant children, who crossed the US border without documentation and were held in family detention centers by Homeland Security officials, must be released ruled the San Francisco court of appeals.

Jul 07 14:59

Planet Debt—–45 Years Of Fiat Finance

Jul 07 14:32

"To Reassure The Public" - Paul Ryan Asks That Hillary Not Receive Any Classified Data

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has officially asked that Hillary Clinton not receive any classified information during the election campaign, something Ryan believes would reassure the public that the nation's secrets will remain secure throughout the campaign.

Jul 07 14:20

FBI director Jim Comey first investigated the Clintons 20 years ago

Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case. Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment: she and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement. Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded. It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”

Jul 07 13:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 13:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 13:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 13:26

Juno was a success—but there is precious little coming after it

uno's insertion into orbit around Jupiter on July 4th made the US proud of its space agency, and NASA's planetary exploration program has certainly had a nice run during the last year. New Horizons revealed Pluto, and now a spacecraft will soon deliver new insights about the Solar System's largest planet.

But the party is just about over. NASA, and more particularly the Obama administration, have failed to invest in future planetary science missions. Earlier this year, I had a chance to catch up with Casey Dreier, director of space policy for The Planetary Society, which as its name implies advocates for increased exploration of the Solar System. Although generally an ally to the science-minded Obama administration—the society's chief executive Bill Nye often hobnobs with the president—Dreier did not mince words about the The Planetary Society's views.

Jul 07 13:10

Clinton Hid 1000s Of Emails, Put Classified Data On Her Server… But Shouldn’t Be Charged – FBI

Though the FBI found that Hillary Clinton and her staff were ‘extremely careless’ with State Department emails hosted on a private server.

Jul 07 13:10

‘Betrayal’: Iraq Veterans Call For Blair’s Indictment After Chilcot Report

Veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are calling for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to indict former Prime Minister Tony Blair for war crimes. They spoke to RT about their sense of “betrayal” over the Blair-era Iraq War.

Jul 07 13:04

Hillary Clinton Backs Monsanto: Claims that “To Be Anti-Monsanto” Is to Be “Pro Global-Warming”

On June 27th, I reported Hillary Clinton’s having privately told GMO industry lobbyists, on 25 June 2014, that the federal government should subsidize GMO firms in order to enable them to buy “insurance against risk,” and that without such federal subsidies, “this [insurance] is going to be an increasing challenge” for the industry to afford. I also reported that, in an interview she did immediately afterward with the GMO industry’s lobbying organization’s (the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s, or BIO’s) head, she compared the opponents of GMOs to the opponents of action in response to global warming; she said, in effect, that both environmental groups are ignoramuses who don’t know what scientists are saying about both the ’safety’ of GMOs and the dangers of global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about the money for Clinton, and not safety of what GMOS create.

Alleged "science" can be bought in the 21st century. So, if these alleged GMO corporate-funded 'bio-scientists' want to prove their statements correct, I have a modest proposal for them, and for Secretary Clinton as well,; have yourselves, your partners, and kids eating GMO foods for one year, and see if this happens to you:

Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...) Tags: GMO study, cancer tumors, organ damage Facebook (110,677)Twitter GMO study (Natural News) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn. The study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats." News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors... tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide. "Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in 'shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology...) It reported, "Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females." The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/artic...) It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group." The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.

Seralini was later vindicated in his studies, and his science, in a French lawsuit:

Professor Séralini, Who Showed that GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats, Vindicated by French Court in Second Lawsuit Monsanto has been dealt a stunning defeat in a French Court: Judge declares professor correct in claims that his studies showed that GMO foods cause tumors in rats In a huge blow to Monsanto, a French court has declared that French professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was in fact right when he claimed that GMO foods fed to rats caused tumors. The original article outlining the study was pulled from the journal Food and Toxicology, but only after fierce, ugly warfare being waged against the journal and Séralini by–you guessed it–Monsanto.

The ‘frankenfood’ giant even managed to insert a former company employee in the strategic position of Associate Editor for Biotechnology at the journal, where he worked tirelessly to convince the powers-that-be to pull the story. Two years down the road, Séralini has republished his findings at a different peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Sciences Europe, and he is basking in the glory of vindication on the heels of the latest court ruling in his favor.

So, everyone who insists this crud is safe to eat, please eat all of it you want; intelligent people, who understand the science, will avoid it like the plague, thank you very much.

Jul 07 12:49

PABLO ESCOBAR’S HIPPOS KEEP HAVING SEX AND NO ONE IS SURE HOW TO STOP THEM

When drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed by the Colombian National Police in 1993, he left a vast and bloody legacy in his wake. The Medellín Cartel boss is regarded as one of the most prolific criminals in history, and is notorious for having built a cocaine-fueled empire on the bodies of thousands of murdered individuals. But El Patrón is also remembered by more than 50 hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) that currently roam free near his palatial estate, Hacienda Nápoles. Escobar’s captive hippos were never meant for the rivers and estuaries of northern Colombia, yet since his death they’ve behaved as wild animals are wont to: by vigorously breeding and multiplying, slowly establishing themselves as the largest invasive species in the world.

Jul 07 12:46

Hillary Beats the Rap!

They’re untouchable now… and they know it.

They’ve beaten impeachment, the Vince Foster mess, Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Pardongate, the Asian fundraising scandal, the cattle futures scandal, Bubba flying around on the “Lolita Express,” Benghazi… and now the State Department email scandal.

This was the one that many thought would finally snag them. But they walked yet again.

And that means we’re in store for at least four years of debauchery and lawlessness come January…

Jul 07 12:41

FBI Vacuums Up Local Law Enforcement Documents To Block Open Records Requests About Orlando Shooting

The FBI has decided to insert itself into another public records battle. The agency has long been known to cc: itself to public records requests for Stingray documents, but this time it's claiming any requests for local law enforcement documents related to the Orlando nightclub shooting need to be routed through it.

A June 20 letter from the FBI, attached to the City or Orlando's lawsuit over withholding 911 calls and other records from 25 media outlets including the Orlando Sentinel, was also sent to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office with instructions pertaining to how they should respond to records requests.

The letter requests that agencies deny inquiries and directs departments to "immediately notify the FBI of any requests your agency received" so "the FBI can seek to prevent disclosure through appropriate channels, as necessary."

Jul 07 12:34

Tools You’ll Need When Manufacturing No Longer Exists

You wouldn’t be reading this article trying to figure out what tools you needed to build stuff with if you thought life was like the Sound of Music. But if you’re reading this to add another layer of knowledge to your prepping arsenal, you are at the right spot. Figuring out the basic tools and machines that can get you productive in a time of crisis or in everyday life is more important than you think.

Let’s start with the basics. Having a mix of manual tools and battery operated power tools will not only keep you efficient but will ensure accuracy in whatever you decide to cut, saw, chop or drill. Here are the tools that will provide the best versatility in a time of crisis or just when you are trying to figure out how to mount those deer antlers above your master bed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The info this gentleman presents is both timely and useful; please print this out to have handy, as much of what he suggests could be very, very helpful when the excrement starts hitting the ventilation system.

Jul 07 12:29

VA Hospitals Will Continue to Reject Medical Marijuana

Although Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill into law allowing patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program, reports indicate that the brass overseeing Veterans Affairs Hospitals throughout the state will not allow any of its physicians to discuss the herb with patients suffering from this disorder.

Last week, just days after a Cook County Judge ordered the state to include PTSD as a qualified condition under the state’s medical marijuana program, Governor Rauner swooped in and put his signature on a bill, which received overwhelming support this year in the General Assembly, expanding the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program to allow patients with PTSD and terminal illnesses to purchase cannabis from their friendly neighborhood dispensary. Rauner’s signature also guarantees the program will continue to function until at least 2020.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, indeed, a testament to just how firmly the pharmaceutical-industrial complex has their claws firmly gripping the really sensitive areas of the Federal Government's "tender regions".

It's all about the money.

What the Pharmaceutical industry should do is is invest in creating some better pot, to get a decent market share of the business, instead of preventing people desperately in need of the plant's benefits from getting it.

This move, on the part of the VA, is making itself, and Big Pharma look collectively like the nether end of a donkey.

Jul 07 12:16

ACLU says US deporting 'untold number' of military veterans

Countless foreign-born US veterans were deported after the federal government failed to assist in their naturalisation process, a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union said.

According to the report, many of the soldiers, whose service dated back to the Vietnam War, were deported after facing charges for minor misdemeanors – which can be deportable offences – and courts were not allowed to consider military service.

“By requiring deportation and stripping immigration courts of the power to consider military service, the United States government abandons these veterans by expelling them to foreign countries at the moment when they most need the government’s help to rehabilitate their lives after service,” Bardis Vakili, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU of California, said in a press release. “This is a tragic and disgraceful example of how broken our immigration system is.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, I can absolutely get on board with.

I hate wars; but our Veterans, no matter where they came from, who have fought in service to the US government deserve the process of naturalisation, and for it to go swiftly and smoothly, particularly those who have volunteered.

Jul 07 12:14

CNN’s David Gergen Says US Well-Served by Diligent FBI: Is He Mentally Ill?

David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN and “White House adviser to four presidents,” has written an editorial explaining why the FBI’s decision not to prosecute Hillary was “diligent and fair.”

He also makes the point that Clinton forces should not be enthusiastic about the FBI’s decision because she “could still lose in the court of public opinion.”

Gergen has appeared to us to have a touch of mental illness about him ever since we saw him confronted by Alex Jones in a video about his Bohemian Grove affiliations back in 2006, HERE.

The “illness” manifests itself in an absolute lack of understanding – an almost pathological dissociation – about how to respond to what Jones is asking.

Jul 07 12:10

'Please stop saying I was lying,' says ex-UK PM Blair after Iraq war inquiry

Tony Blair, the former prime minister who led Britain into war in Iraq in 2003, launched a defense of his legacy following the publication of a highly critical report into the war with a simple message: "Please stop saying I was lying."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Tony Blair; you pushed the UK into the Iraq war because you could smell money, for yourselves, and others in your inner circle, in the blood to come from this disaster.

As reported at informationclearinghouse.info on 27 December, 2010:

Tony Blair should give up millions of pounds he is earning from the Kuwaiti government as reparations for the Iraq war, campaigners said today. The former prime minister's company has been paid more than £27 million for advising the oil-rich state on how to run itself, according to reports. They led to calls for him to hand back the money amid accusations he is cashing in on his decision to take Britain into Iraq in 2003 — although a spokesman dismissed the figure as “complete invention”. A Stop the War coalition spokesman said: “There really should be a law against a former Prime Minister who took us into a war becoming extremely wealthy as a result of that war.”

And let's not forget your "good buddy", Sir John Scarlett, himself the author of the "Dodgy Dossier". As reported at beforeitsnews.com on 12 November, 2015:

Tony Blair’s spy chief who wrongly claimed Iraq had WMDs making millions Published time: 12 Nov, 2015 17:39 The former spy chief who provided Tony Blair with ‘evidence’ justifying the invasion of Iraq in 2003 is now raking in vast sums of money, working for accountancy firms, stock brokers, oil companies and investment banks. Sir John Scarlett was head of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) when former Prime Minister Blair used the now infamous ‘dodgy dossier’ on Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) to claim the Iraqi leader could launch an attack on Britain within 45 minutes. Critics of the spy chief say he let Blair’s spin-doctor Alistair Campbell pressure him into “sexing up” the document. Since leaving the civil service, Scarlett has worked for a string of multinational corporations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and BP, earning hundreds of thousands of pounds. Blair promoted Scarlett to the head of MI6 in 2004, a year after the invasion of Iraq, in a move many saw as a reward for his assistance in justifying the Iraq War. The spymaster left MI6 in 2009 to work in the private sector, taking a role on the advisory board of PwC in 2010 and as a paid adviser to global insurance company Swiss Re. In the same year, Scarlett also took a job with investment bank Morgan Stanley and risk management firm Chertoff Group, founded by former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Within a year of leaving MI6 Scarlett also took a position on the board of Times Newspapers and an advisory position for the Norwegian multinational oil company, Statoil. The private company Scarlett ran with his wife, Gwenda Stilliard, had cash assets of £89,573 ($136,185) in 2012 and £683,625 ($1.03 million) a year later. According to the Independent, over the past three years Scarlett shared £800,000 ($1.2 million) from another private consultancy firm, SC Strategy that he co-owned with the former independent review of anti-terrorism legislation Lord Carlisle. In January 2015 Scarlett joined the board of BP as a non-executive director. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond approved the move, advising him: “You should not draw on privileged information available to you from your time in Crown Service.” The UK government’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), which monitors the ‘revolving door’ between government and the private sector, approved all of Scarlett’s job applications. A former MI6 official and colleague of Scarlett told the Independent he was one of many spy chiefs cashing in on the booming security industry. “After 9/11 there was an intelligence free-for-all in the United States,” he said. “The division between state and commercial security got shot to hell, blurred. Booz Allen Hamilton, Chertoff, and other connected firms, now pull in billions in state contracts. “And as their net and international influence spread, and large corporations place increasing faith in tailored intel, the British CVs of John Scarlett or John Sawers [MI6 chief from 2009-2014] or Mark Allen [a deputy chief at MI6], all look worth shelling out for,” he added.

So, the bottom line, Tony Blair, is that you lied, because you could smell the money coming. Hundreds of British military members have died, or become maimed for life; thousands of Iraqis are dead, and Iraq is a completely failed nation.

But hey, you and your buddies did make a ton of money on the deaths and maimings of your brother and sister Brits, and thousands of dead Iraqis, didn't you?!?

And ultimately, the money was all that mattered.

Congrats, sir, in tandem with that unholy trinity of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, in having created an absolutely new, hellish standard for vulture capitalism at is finest; I think you will be the standard-bearer for that dubious distinction for some time to come.

Jul 07 11:52

Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test.

Some tests, including the one the Houston police officers used to analyze the crumb on the floor of Albritton’s car, use a single tube of a chemical called cobalt thiocyanate, which turns blue when it is exposed to cocaine. But cobalt thiocyanate also turns blue when it is exposed to more than 80 other compounds, including methadone, certain acne medications and several common household cleaners. Other tests use three tubes, which the officer can break in a specific order to rule out everything but the drug in question — but if the officer breaks the tubes in the wrong order, that, too, can invalidate the results. The environment can also present problems. Cold weather slows the color development; heat speeds it up, or sometimes prevents a color reaction from taking place at all. Poor lighting on the street — flashing police lights, sun glare, street lamps — often prevents officers from making the fine distinctions that could make the difference between an arrest and a release.

Jul 07 11:52

Swedes no longer want to join NATO – poll

Public support for the idea of Sweden becoming a NATO member has dropped from 41 to 33 percent in less than a year, a fresh poll has revealed.

Jul 07 11:50

Comey: Hillary’s FBI Testimony Wasn’t Under Oath Or Recorded, But It Would Still Be a Crime To Lie

During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI’s interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not under oath or recorded, but it still would be a crime to lie to the FBI.

Comey stated that he did not personally interview Clinton, and did not talk to all of the “five or six” who did interview Clinton.

He was then asked, “did she testify or talk to them under oath?” Comey answered, “No.” But added that “it’s still a crime to lie to us.”

When asked if there was a transcript of the interview, Comey stated that there wasn’t one because the interview wasn’t recorded, but there was an analysis of Clinton’s interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like that official FBI analysis about the "silver colored" gun in the Vince Foster case?

Jul 07 11:33

North Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong-un are 'a declaration of WAR'

North Korea has proclaimed that the new U.S. sanctions targeting its leader Kim Jong-un amounted to a 'declaration of a war' and vowed to take strong retaliatory measures.

The move by the United States constituted 'the worst hostile act' and 'an open declaration of a war' against the North, Pyongyang's foreign ministry said in a statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

It comes after the U.S. announced sanctions against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time on Wednesday, citing 'notorious abuses of human rights'.

Jul 07 11:30

After Brexit, US Hopes to Get NATO Focus Back on Russia

A major NATO summit is set to begin later this week in Warsaw, and while the plan was to spend the whole time harping on about “Russian aggression” and making more plans to add more ground troops to the Baltic states.

Then the Brexit happened, and as with everyone else, that’s all a lot of summit goers want to talk about these days. Britain’s referendum was on leaving the EU, and not NATO, but that doesn’t mean a lot of officials aren’t predicting the move weakening the alliance, at least so far as joint NATO-EU operations go.

But with constant predictions from US officials of an imminent Russian invasion of Eastern Europe never panning out, the Obama Administration and other hawks on the Russia issue are looking to shift the focus of the summit back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, please, but has NATO Secretary-General Stollenberg lost his reality licence?!?

What possible evidence does he have of a potential Russian invasion of Eastern Europe?!? What are the facts here?!?

I frankly think that the people of the countries supporting NATO with their tax dollars deserve a detailed explanation of Stollenberg's stance here, and what evidence he can point to to justify his thinking.

Because right now, he has a very skeptical US and Europe looking at this statement, and wondering if the man has, in fact, lost his mind, to be saying this.

Jul 07 11:25

The Blowback Begins: Marine Demands Same Treatment As Hillary

The FBI's decision to recommend that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton has been labeled a double standard of epic proportions, and now the decision will trigger further unintended consequences. A Marine Corps officer who has been locked in a legal battle with his service after self-reporting that he improperly disseminated classified information now intends to demand the same treatment that Hillary received.

Jul 07 11:23

2016GOP foreign policy elites flock to Clinton

Two weeks before he hopes to consolidate his party at the Republican convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump is driving Republican foreign policy elites into the arms of Hillary Clinton, as several more Reagan and Bush administration veterans say they not only oppose Trump but will likely vote for Clinton this fall.

Two former senior officials from the George W. Bush administration tell POLITICO that they will cast a ballot for Clinton over Trump. They are Stephen Krasner, a Stanford University professor who served as the State Department's director of policy planning from 2005 to 2007, and David Gordon, a senior advisor at the Eurasia Group who was Krasner’s successor in that post, which

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All this simply proves that Clinton is a US warmonger's, and "Israel Firster's" wet dream, who will wreak havoc on this country, and the world.

And the fact that someone was a Bush administration "advisor" doesn't speak well for their common sense, or judgement, looking at the horrific decisions they made, which have put this country into a state of perpetual war.

And, just for giggles and grins, how many of these people who see Clinton as this country's "savior" have huge investments in the military industrial complex?!?

Full disclosure, guys, let's see it!!

Jul 07 11:22

Hillary Clinton & Nancy Pelosi: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

On the same day California voters finally go to the polls for the primary there, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination over Bernie Sanders. The Associated Press said last night that it believes Clinton already has the delegates needed to be the presumptive nominee.

Pelosi said that she already voted for Clinton, but still told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that “it’s not over until it’s over.”

“Well I’m a voter in California and I have voted for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States and proud to endorse her for that position,” Pelosi said this morning. “But I hasten to say that it’s not over ’til it’s over. Californians haven’t voted, nor have others in five states. So while the nomination may be there in the numbers in terms of superdelegates, I didn’t endorse yet because I am a superdelegate and I think that the matter should be determined by the voters in the state.”

Jul 07 11:17

HILLARY THE SPY? - UPDATED INFO!

: State Department releases email proving Hillary Clinton ordered her staff to remove classification markings from classified document! This is a felony!
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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Director Comey is thrashing about the hearing into his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, and has been forced to acknowledge that Hillary has violated sections of Title 18 which do NOT require proof of criminal intent. At this point Comey is just making excuses for Hillary, and this is obvious to everyone. One of his claims is that Hillary may not have known the documents were classified in the first place, but as the above email proves, Hillary did know some of the documents were classified, had the proper classification markings, and issued an order for them to be removed (which is a felony right there).

Jul 07 11:14

‘Chilling’: US-Backed Syrian Groups’ Human Rights Atrocities Exposed

The Levant Front, the Free Syrian Army’s 16th division, and the Nour al-Din Zanki movement, are named as culprits in the torture, kidnapping and execution of pro-government fighters, journalists and activists.

Philip Luther, director of Amnesty's Middle East program said, "While some civilians in areas controlled by armed opposition groups may, at first, have welcomed an escape from brutal Syrian government rule, hopes that these armed groups would respect rights have faded as they have increasingly taken the law into their own hands and committed serious abuses."

He added that "In Aleppo and Idleb today, armed groups have free rein to commit war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law with impunity."

The US often touts its vetting process for the foreign organizations it supports, but it appears that Washington often claims that groups are "moderate" when they have been documented as being violent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"War crimes.... who cares?!? In this case, the maiming and assassinations of innocent people doesn't matter to the Obama administration one bit, as long as the end result of regime change in Syria is closer to getting accomplished!" Official White House Spokes slug.

Jul 07 11:13

New Mac malware discovered in the wild installing backdoors

Allowing attackers to hijack systems, the malware comes disguised as a fake file converter available at reputable download sites, Bitdefender warns.

Jul 07 11:11

Homeowner shoots two intruders, killing one, near Palos Park

One home invader was killed and another injured when a homeowner opened fired on the intruders Tuesday night near southwest suburban Palos Park.

The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. at a home near South Will Cook Road and 118th Street in unincorporated Palos Park, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Jul 07 11:08

Nancy Pelosi blows off traffic laws — to shop at shoe store!

Local Paul Smith wrote in to the St. Helena Star in June to describe Pelosi’s recent shoe shopping excursion at a fancy boutique, prompting a response from police chief Bill Imboden about the former House Speaker’s special status.

“Last Saturday afternoon (June 4) I’m standing on the west side of Main Street directly across from the Hunt Avenue intersection chatting with friends. Of course, traffic was heavy in both directions,” Smith wrote.

“A large perfectly polished and gleaming black SUV is attempting a left turn from Hunt onto southbound Main (not easy). Suddenly blue/red lights are flashing from the windshield area of the SUV (like you would see in an official fire/police vehicle),” he continued. “I said to my friends, I’ve never seen that before on a ‘regular’ vehicle and I’d think that’s illegal and dangerous. They agreed.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Pelosi has power, money, and privilege; laws are only for the LITTLE people!!" - official Pelosi spoke-souse.

Jul 07 11:07

UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

The controversial Care.data patient information-sharing scheme has today been binned.

The closure of the scheme was announced in a statement by minister for life sciences George Freeman MP. It follows a review by the National Data Guardian Fiona Caldicott which recommended better safeguards for the sharing of patient data.

Jul 07 11:05

BREAKING: Lynch’s Bill Clinton Story Falls Apart… These 2 Lies Brought It Down

For the past week, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been playing damage control as a result of her private meeting with former President Bill Clinton in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lynch claimed that the visit was a “social” one and was pure coincidence because Clinton just happened to be in Phoenix to play golf while she was there.

However, mounting evidence suggested that all this was one big fat lie (which is not that surprising). There are two crucial pieces of evidence that Lynch has been lying to the American people.

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Jul 07 11:01

US Congress To Debate Sale Of Boeing Planes To Tehran

The United States Republican-controlled Congress is set to block Boeing Co’s planned sale of dozens of commercial aircraft to Iran.

The House of Representatives was to debate an anti-Iran legislature on Thursday that could influence trade between Tehran and Boeing as well as other plane makers such as Airbus, if passed.

Jul 07 11:01

£8 BILLION is locked into UK.gov's failing IT schemes, El Reg analysis reveals

The UK government has £8bn locked into IT contracts which are at high risk of failure, according to an analysis of the Infrastructure Project Authority's accounts by The Register.

Of 143 major projects representing £405bn of government spending, The Register identified 19 IT projects that were flagged as “red” or “amber/red” in the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's annual report.

That means delivery is unachievable or highly unlikely.

Jul 07 10:59

Philando Castile’s sobbing girlfriend exposes how cops treated her and 4-year-old like criminals

Diamond Reynolds, the woman who streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s shooting death at the hands of Minnesota police live on Facebook, said Philando Castile lay dying in the car and no one came to his aid, according to a testimony on Facebook Live.

Reynolds said she posted the video so people would see what happened. She said Castile worked for St. Paul public schools and had just gotten his hair done for his upcoming birthday. The couple had been grocery shopping when they were stopped by an officer for a broken tail light.

Reynolds said Castile was reaching for his wallet to get his identification, as the officer had asked. She also said Castile told the officer he was carrying a gun, which he was licensed to have. She said the officer opened fire on him even though he was not threatening them.

She in turn sobbed and recounted what had happened, and talked about the need to unite to stop police officers from killing innocent people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have just watched this video, and it is, indeed, horrific. You cannot help but feel complete, maddening sympathy for the man who was assassinated by the police, this woman, and her daughter.

If, in fact, this lady's testimony is true, (and it is very difficult to believe, after watching this video, that it is not), then the police who did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

But between this, and the assassination of an African American man by the police in Baton Rouge earlier this week, I have to wonder; has the word gone out to assassinate minorities to create race riots, which would give Obama the "justification" to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and perhaps suspend the November elections, if internal White House polls show that Trump is poised to wipe the floor with Clinton?!?

I wouldn't put it past this administration.

Jul 07 10:45

Legal Basis For Iraq War Was Flawed Chilcot Inquiry Finds

The legal basis for Tony Blair’s decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 was “far from satisfactory,” according to the findings of the highly anticipated Chilcot Report.

Jul 07 10:44

Brexit makes a UK-China trade deal more likely, say officials from both countries as the Chinese blast 'frustrating' EU

Xing Houyuan, an official at the state-backed Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said China was being frustrated by the EU.

But now Britain has left, he said the 'situation in Western Europe will push China and the UK to make a trade treaty,' he told the state-owned China Daily newspaper.

And British trade minister Lord Price, a former boss of Waitrose, is currently in Hong Kong where he said the future of 'optimistic' about future trade deals with 'new trading markets' in the East.

Jul 07 10:37

A PERIOD OF MAJOR CIVIL UNREST LOOMS – HOW TO WIN AN INEVITABLE CONFRONTATION WITH THE STATUS QUO

To summarize, I think the activist community across American needs to do two things:

1. Stick together. Black, white, rural, urban, we are all in this together. Don’t allow yourselves to become divided — we have the same opponent. Never forget that.

2. Keep things non-violent. If violence happens, always make sure the government fires the first shots. If the general public perceives you to be out there looking for a fight as opposed to reacting to state aggression, you will lose. Think outside the box, be creative and employ non-violent civil disobedience whenever possible.

Jul 07 10:33

MINNEAPOLIS: SOMALI 'REFUGEES' TERRORIZE NEIGHBORHOOD, THREATEN TO KIDNAP & RAPE WOMEN

According to a Minneapolis police report, between 20 and 30 young men showed up in front of a woman's house about 9:30 in the morning and "the comments turned to threats."

"They were screaming at the house that they were going to kidnap you and they were going to rape you," one Minneapolis resident told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. "It was a very traumatizing experience."

The report indicates that these young men were driving onto the sidewalk and on the lawn, all while shooting off bottle rockets and screaming.

"It's a scary thought especially for those who have young children," one Minneapolis resident said.

It's worse than they're describing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All these 'refugees' should be placed no further than 20 feet from the private schools attended by the children of all Congressional representatives; this abysmal behaviour should be "their problem", and NOT the problem of the American people, if the vetting process is so lousy!!

Jul 07 10:27

DOJ HELPS DOW CHEMICAL AVOID INDIA’S COURT SUMMONS FOR BHOPAL DISASTER

Tens of thousands of people in Bhopal, India, have died as a result of a massive leak of poisonous gas in 1982 at the hands of Dow Chemical. This is became known as the worst industrial disaster in human history.

On Dec. 3, 1984, the people of Bhopal were awakened just after midnight to screams of pain and clouds of poison stemming from a leak at a Union Carbide plant.

One survivor, Champa Devi Shukla, said breathing the gas “felt like somebody had filled our bodies up with red chillies.”

By morning, the streets were piled high with bodies.

Victims died in agony, coughing and vomiting. Women miscarried as they ran in terror through the streets. Others were crushed to death by panicked people and livestock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, when you have enough money and influence, you can be spared the consequences of your recklessness, either as a corporation or as an individual; ask Hillary Clinton on that!!

Jul 07 10:27

Secret Service Officer Calls for Media to Drop Hillary Clinton Pushed Blackout

Exclusive – Secret Service Officer Gary Byrne Calls for Media to Drop Hillary Clinton Pushed Blackout as He Tops NYT Bestseller List Without Them
Retired Secret Service officer Gary Byrne’s explosive tell-all on Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton from his days inside the White House has topped the New York Times bestseller list for the end of June, despite a Clinton-created media blackout.

“I am very grateful to the tens of thousands of Americans who have bought my book and listened to my message,” Byrne said in a statement obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “But I would welcome the opportunity to reach a larger audience. Today I urge the mainstream media networks who so far have declined to give a voice to my message and the serious allegations I have raised to reconsider their positions, both in the interest of fairness and out of a sense of obligation to the American public.”

Byrne’s tell-all book, Crisis of Character, has also been the number one nonfiction book on Amazon for about a month as well.>>>

Jul 07 10:11

Comey Confirms Clinton’s Email Lies, One By One

Jul 07 10:10

Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank

The charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received as much as $81m from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank.

Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva.

They include Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation.

Jul 07 10:07

Hillary Clinton Could Get Away With Murder – Defining Deviance Down

I don’t even know what to say anymore. The U.S. Government has collapsed into complete Banana Republic status. It’s a free-for-all for those in position to use their position of power for personal gain. Hillary Clinton will go down in the annals as one of the most corrupt politicians in the history of the world. She’s the “Idi Amin” of U.S. politics.

It was announced today that Dept of Justice has closed its investigation of Hillary. For me that decision was telegraphed when Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton illegally. I doubt the DoJ even opened a formal investigation. These people could care less if the portion of the public that is paying attention is pissed off. No one will do anything about it and what would you do if you wanted to do something about it? Anyone who votes for Hillary is a complete moron. Anyone who votes, period, is a moron. Your vote does not matter.

Jul 07 10:06

Chipotle's stock is down after claims of food-poisoning incidents in Manhattan

Chipotle's stock is falling, after two tweets about another potential E. coli incident at the chain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how all these "accidents" started right after Chipotle's announced a GMO-free menu!

Jul 07 10:06

IN TOONS ~~ ISIS REVEALS ITS TRUE COLOURS

This bomb attack in the Islam’s holy site of Medina reveals what we already know. The so-called Islamic State is everything but Islamic

Jul 07 10:05

The Global Favela

To the laughter of his SWPL audience, Colbert hammed it up and made silly faces as he recounted the violence, corruption, and incompetence as Brazil scrambles to put together the infrastructure needed to host the Summer Games. He noted billions of dollars were sent to companies which are currently being investigated for price fixing and kickbacks. He smirked about Brazil having one of the “highest violent crime rates in the world” and, making sure to trill his r’s for comedic effect, quoted the soccer player Rivaldo telling foreigners to “stay in their country of origin” because “here you will be running the risk of your life.” The meme-ready warning from police to arriving tourists “Welcome to Hell” was also featured. And though Colbert didn’t mention this, body parts recently washed ashore next to one of the key venues for the games.

Jul 07 09:55

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

Hillary Clinton is out of the frying pan and into the fire. On July 6, FBI Director James Comey announced that he was recommending that Clinton not be charged with any crimes over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Although that isn’t the final word, it all but guarantees that Clinton won’t be indicted. Last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she expected to accept the recommendation she received, and it’s hard to fathom her reversing Comey and charging Clinton.

But Comey’s announcement wasn’t the absolution Clinton might have liked. He had harsh words for her conduct.>>>
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- The Clintons’ Private Email Server
- Clinton’s State Department Emails
- Benghazi
- Conflicts of Interest in Foggy Bottom
- Sidney Blumenthal
- The Speeches
- The Clinton Foundation
- The Bad Old Days
Since the Clintons have a long history of controversies, there are any number of past scandals that continue to float around, especially in conservative media: Whitewater. Troopergate. Paula Jones. Monica Lewinsky. Travelgate. Vince Foster’s suicide. Juanita Broaddrick.

Jul 07 09:48

Four former Barclays bankers who rigged global interest rates 'like bookmakers trying to nobble a horse in the Grand National' are jailed for a total of more than 17 years

Peter Johnson, 61, and Jonathan Mathew, 35, who were based in London tweaked the bank's Libor rate in a way that benefited their US co-conspirators, traders Jay Merchant, 45, and Alex Pabon, 38.

The New York traders would tell their London colleagues whether they wanted the Libor rate to move up or down on any given day, 'tipping the odds in their favour', the court heard.

Mathew and Johnson then fixed the rate, which is used to set millions of pounds of financial deals, in a bid increase profits for Barclays while causing potentially enormous losses to others dealing with the bank.

Jul 07 09:43

Germany set to tighten rape laws after Cologne sex attacks by migrant mobs

GERMANY is tightening its rape laws in response to a spate of sex attacks by migrant gangs on New Year's Eve.

New 'No means No' legislation will widen the definition of sex crimes and make it easier to deport foreign nationals who commit them.

It re-classifies groping as a sex crime carrying a two-year jail sentence and targets assaults committed by large groups of men.

The reform also covers cases where a victim withholds consent but does not fight back. Under previous laws women reporting a rape had to show they not only verbally declined sex but also physically resisted as well.

Jul 07 09:38

Hillary Clinton & The Obstruction of Justice

I suspect at this point it is time for state attorney generals to intervene and remove Clinton from the ballot in their own states. Also, because the government has clearly been compromised, the states should issue warrants for the arrests of Clinton, Comey, Lynch, and Obama, and anyone else involved in the conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Comey effectively provided the list of enough of her crimes that the states can and should prosecute all of these folks. If the FBI is unwilling to recommend prosecution, Lynch does not intervene and prosecute, and Obama does not intervene and prosecute despite the fact that Comey listed more than enough crimes to put her away for life, then all are culpable for another crime and are disqualified from holding office or any position in government.

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