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Jan 09 03:37

'Ethical' Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop



Jan 09 00:43

Tory Phillip Hammond brands political protesters as terrorists

Maya Foa, head of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said that Hammond was ‘alarmingly misinformed’ about the mass executions’ and that ‘By refusing to condemn these executions and parroting the Saudi’s propaganda, labelling those killed as terrorists, Mr Hammond is coming dangerously close to condoning Saudi Arabia’s approach.’

January 8, 2016

Jan 08 23:02

Week Thirteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: Debunking the Lies

Ever since the first rumors began to circulate about an impending Russian military intervention in Syria the Internet and the media have been flooded with all sorts of silly rumors, myths and outright lies about what could/would happen. These rumors, myths and outright lies are still being spread today, and not only by pro-US interest groups, but even by supposedly pro-Russian “analysts”. All this nonsense completely obfuscates the reality of the Russian intervention in Syria (but maybe that was the goal all along?) and tries to paint the Russian operation as a failure

Jan 08 22:53

Worldwide condemnation of Saudi executions, beheadings & crucifixions

Saudis have been widely condemned for carrying out one of the largest mass executions in modern history, second only to ISIS massacres. On 3rd January they killed 47 people including Sheikh Nimr AlNimr, the prominent cleric who had called for reforming the hereditary tribal dictatorships of AlSaud and Alkhalifa. Some of those executed were beheaded; others crucified. This barbaric crime has shocked the world.

Jan 08 21:48

G. Edward Griffin Warns Against Oregon Standoff: "If continued on this course, a bloodbath is assured."

G. Edward Griffin, the author of the Creature From Jekyll Island, offers some analysis and criticism of the Oregon standoff, explaining that it is distinctly different from the situation in Nevada with the Bundys a few years ago. Griffin notes that "The protestors (not the Hammonds) were the ones who initiated physical force by breaking into the wildlife facility and occupying the property" and that "This leaves no possible resolution other than a test of military strength. If continued on this course, a bloodbath is assured."

Jan 08 21:25

Bill Clinton Avoids Reporter’s Question About Reemergence Of Juanita Broaddrick [VIDEO]

Clinton was campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Cedar Rapids.
“What’s your reaction to Juanita Broaddrick’s reemergence?” Daily Caller reporter Kerry Picket asked the former president several times, as Clinton was ushered out of the event.

Jan 08 20:20

Mercury Found In California’s Fog Could Harm The Food Chain

Every Californian has observed the Golden Gate Bridge disappear in a ‘cloud’ of fog, and though this is normally just a nuisance for passing ships, or a hindrance of the view from the Alamo Square, researchers have found alarming levels of mercury in the fog which could harm the ecosystem and human health.

Most of us know about avoiding mercury in fish due to health concerns, but the mercury in question here isn’t the same – it’s called monomethylmercury. In high enough levels, it can cause birth defects, kidney failure, and neurological impairment. Mercury compounds accumulate very easily in animals and humans, too, causing further health issues. This particular type of mercury is also one of the strongest known neurotoxins.

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So far the levels of mercury detected in California’s fog are reportedly not high enough to affect humans adversely, but they can harm smaller animals in the food chain.

Jan 08 19:46

Redesigning Civilization -- with Permaculture


Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and what can we do to help our culture get back on track? The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative, fair ways to provide food, energy, livelihood, and other needs while letting humans share the planet with the rest of nature. This presentation will give you insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and offers ecologically based solutions that can help create a just and sustainable society. This is the sequel to Toby's popular talk, "How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and The Planet, but not Civilization."

A related article is at http://tobyhemenway.com/697-the-last-nomads-and-the-culture-of-fear/



Jan 08 19:36

The Surprising Reason Why Canadians Are Literally Cutting Their Money in Half

It was reported last week that Canadian citizens have been cutting their official government money in half and using it as a localized alternative currency. The currency is called “Demi,” which means “half” in french. The Demi currency is being used specifically in the Gaspesie region of northern Quebec and is actually accepted by a number of local businesses.

The founders of the currency have specified that the half dollar notes are worth half of whatever value the original note was intended to be. For example, half of a $10 bill is worth $5, while half of a $20 bill is worth $10.

The idea for the Demi formed from a conversation that Gaspesie resident Martin Zibeau had with his friends who came from areas of Europe where alternative currencies were being used in place of the Euro.

Jan 08 19:10

Why would you trust a teen to raise a kid, but not to have an abortion? Laws that restrict teenagers’ access to abortion services make no logical sense. It’s time to repeal them all.

Dealing with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy is a difficult experience for anyone. But for teenagers, who have to juggle increasing, and increasingly complicated, financial and legal barriers to abortion access, “difficult” becomes nearly impossible. And it shouldn’t be.

Jan 08 19:09

Hillary Clinton Made More in 12 Speeches to Big Banks Than Most of Us Earn in a Lifetime

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders this week assailed rivalHillary Clinton for taking large speaking fees from the financial industry since leaving the State Department.

Jan 08 18:58

Campbell’s Is The First Big Food Company To Disclose GMO Ingredients On Label

You spoke and Campbell’s food company listened. Previously, Campbell’s unveiled plans to run toward the health-conscious organic and non-GMO market dollar. Now, they have dropped one of the biggest publicity bombs ever by announcing their intention to voluntarily label their GMO ingredients.

Jan 08 18:57

Backyard ‘Granny Pods’ Are The Perfect Solution For Aging Elders And Their Families

Will nursing homes soon become a thing of the past? When a beloved member of the family reaches an age they can no longer thrive living on their own, it becomes a family’s worst nightmare to decide their fate. Should they send them to a nursing home where they are guaranteed to…



Jan 08 18:56

40 Million Pounds Of Hemp Will Be Produced In North Carolina

The use of hemp has the potential to have an extremely positive impact on many industries in the United States. The federal government, for many years, has made it impossible...

Jan 08 18:54

Increasing Calls For Arrest Of Michigan Governor As Poisoned Water Scandal Explodes

“To poison all the children in an historic American city (Flint, Michigan) is no small feat.”

Jan 08 18:31

Ian Chappell wants world cricket ban on Chris Gayle for Mel McLaughlin interview

The hysteria created over Galye telling the reporter she had beautiful eyes and asking her out for a drink before saying “don’t blush, baby” as seen in the video below has been unbelievable.
Every femo-fascist with a keyboard wants him exiled. While the Femen rant on about "sexism" there not one word on racism. Gayle looks Aboriginal and the majority of Australians have a low opinion of the native people and Muslims.They think Wahabi is a vegetable.

Political correctness in Australia is out of control.

David Icke has just been denied a Visa as have numerous others.

Jan 08 16:45

UK Jewish Orthodox councils 'institutionalising marital captivity and upholding discriminatory religious laws'

Jewish Orthodox councils in the UK are “institutionalising marital captivity and upholding discriminatory religious laws” that victimise women and secular alternatives need to be introduced by politicians, according to an academic study being launched in Parliament.

New laws should be enacted in Westminster to give women of all faiths equal access to end their marriages, said the researcher Machteld Zee, ahead of releasing a book regarded as perhaps the most comprehensive analysis of religious courts in the UK.

The study by Ms Zee, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, first came to attention last month when The Independent revealed her findings that Muslim sharia courts allegedly set out to frustrate women whose husbands do not want them to leave. Her work has been backed by the crossbench peer Baroness Cox, who is sponsoring a law that could restrict religious courts and calls Ms Zee’s evidence the “tip of the iceberg”.



Jan 08 16:44

State officials, Wall Street target Detroit schools for bankruptcy restructuring

The Detroit News revealed this week that Detroit Public Schools (DPS) debt payments will balloon from $6.6 million to $26.8 million a month this year, essentially bankrupting the largest public school district in Michigan. These new payment levels, to begin in February, will cause the district to run out of money by April 2016.

Jan 08 16:43

Don't Tell My Mother I'm In Iran Aabic Subtitle

Jan 08 16:32

Next week's snow will be measured in feet in parts of Michigan

A very snowy pattern is coming to Michigan from Sunday through next Thursday. While all of Michigan will get accumulating snow, a few parts could get up to 2 feet of snow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, that white stuff the global warming cult insisted was a thing of the past back in 2000? :)



Jan 08 16:31

Why NATO Predators Destroyed Libya - Oil, 143 Tons of Gold, Pan African Gold Backed Currency - So Says Hillarys E-Mail...

...but 'what difference does it make' now?

The evil deed has already been done.

Take note of how international Zionist TERRORISTS - Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, and Biden, portray their WAR CRIMES as a 'great victory for freedom and democracy'.

'Greater share of oil production' Hillary Clinton emails reveal motives of Libya intervention'

Jan 08 16:12

BDS in the crosshairs of US presidential candidates

Lawrence Davidson warns that the targeting of the boycott Israel movement BDS by US presidential candidates is the thin end of the wedge that could eventually demolish valued American rights and traditions.

Jan 08 16:01

Trump is the new owner of an AR-15

New Hampshire gun store Black Ops Arms knows giving a gun to a man who is protected by the Secret Service is not an easy endeavor.

Store owner Mark Limoges, admittedly a big Donald Trump supporter, wanted to give the GOP front-runner a gift to commemorate his visit to New Hampshire, according to a Wednesday interview on CNN.

But Trump's campaign team said before he could accept the AR-15 assault weapon, Secret Service would have to inspect it.

Jan 08 15:51

Jobless Couple Wins £50,000 in the Lotto, Blows It All, Begs the Government for Help

If you won £50,000 in the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with it?
Well, no matter what you answer, you would have to try really hard to sound as stupid as the following story.

Jamie and Abbie Hort won £50,000 ($72,818 USD) in the Channel Islands Lottery in 2014. Somehow, they managed to blow through the whole amount in less than a year on what sounds like a bunch of crap. Trips, expensive dinners, designer clothes, and a 50? big screen TV.

After running out of cash and getting evicted twice, they ran to the government begging for help.

Jan 08 15:47

South East Asian Newspaper headline - China may be using sea to hide its submarines

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ummmm ... Isn't that what they are supposed to do?

Jan 08 15:07

AIRSTRIKES WIPE OUT 30% lSlS OIL REVENUE

Jan 08 14:32

Exclusive: Birth Certificate for Ted Cruz’s Mother

Eleanor Darragh, mother of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97%
, was born in Delaware on Nov. 23, 1934, establishing her citizenship by birth–and, according to U.S. law, that of her son, even though he was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Dec. 22, 1970.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Cruz is a legal citizen and allowed to be a member of Congress, but he is not "Natural Born" and cannot hold the office of President.



Jan 08 14:11

US Ground Troops Deployed in Syria's Aleppo

The US ground forces have been stationed in the surrounding areas of Tishrin Dam Northeast of Aleppo province after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized full control of the dam from the ISIL nearly two weeks ago, media reports disclosed on Friday.
"The US troops are presently in control of the Tishrin Dam," the Arabic service of Deutsche Welle news channel quoted Syria's Local Coordinating Committees as saying on Friday.

The US deployment runs counter to President Obama's repeated claims that his country would have "no boots on the ground" in Iraq and Syria.

On November 25, the Syrian Local Coordinating Committees announced that the US officers and soldiers had entered the town of Kobani and on December 22 they set up an operations room with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Mesrin in the Northern part of Aleppo province in a bid to take control of Tishrin Dam.

Jan 08 14:02

Company Buybacks: A Big Warning for the Stock Market, Sentiment Goes From Cheers To Jeers



Jan 08 14:02

Saudi Arabia Set to Try 4 Iranians on Terrorism, Spying Charges

The Riyadh government intends to try three Iranians on alleged terrorism charges and another individual for cooperation with Iran's intelligence ministry, the Saudi media reported.

The news comes as Saudi Arabia has sentenced another Iranian national to 13 years in jail on charges of trying to conduct terrorist attacks in the kingdom during the Hajj rituals. He will be deported after serving his term.

The Saudi media, however, did not elaborate on the venue and date of trial of the four Iranian nationals, or their identity.

The trial of Iranian nationals by Saudi Arabia comes after the kingdom cut its diplomatic ties with Iran in protest at an attack by a group of angry Iranian protesters at its embassy in Tehran.

Saudi Arabia has been pursuing a crisis-escalation policy against Iran during the last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Saudi Arabian leadership has been given its marching orders to escalate against Iran until Iran pushes back militarily.

War with Russia, which will come to Iran's aid, anyone?!?!?

Jan 08 14:01

Swiss central bank to post massive loss

The Swiss National Bank said on Friday that it expects to post an annual loss of 23 billion francs ($23 billion) for 2015 due largely to foreign exchange transactions.

Jan 08 14:01

No Recovery Whatsoever-Paul Craig Roberts

if ISIS wanted to win they'd kill neo-cons.
all 'ISIS' attacks benefit the neo-con agenda.

Jan 08 13:57

Another 19 tonnes for China in December

Jan 08 13:54

Strange Days Indeed

Dont be fooled, this is the plunge protection team clearly hard at work. Nobody in their right mind is buying these dips. China has halted trading, literally closing markets twice this week after single day declines of 7%. Yesterday Chinese markets were open less than 30 minutes. Oil is at multi decade lows, just breaching $33 per barrel today, a number not seen since 2004. We are seeing headlines such as “Dow has worst four-day start to a year on record.” from CNN. Meanwhile a Fed official confesses a rigged stock market. Gold and Bitcoin are just starting to breakout while silver is being kept flat.

Jan 08 13:50

BBC denies deliberately undermining Corbyn by airing Doughty resignation

The controversy centers around a blog post, since deleted, in which it was claimed BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg “sealed the deal” to get Doughty to resign on air.

The post, written by BBC producer Andrew Alexander, is alleged to have said: “Just before 9am we learned from Laura Kuenssberg, who comes on the program every Wednesday ahead of PMQs, that she was speaking to one junior shadow minister who was considering resigning.

“I wonder, mused our presenter Andrew Neil, if they would consider doing it live on the show?”

The proposition was then put to Kuenssberg, who though it a “great idea.”

“Within the hour we heard that Laura had sealed the deal,” Alexander wrote, adding, “we knew his resignation just before PMQs would be a dramatic moment with big political impact.”

This led to accusations that the BBC team, not Doughty, made the choice to air the resignation minutes before PMQs.

Jan 08 13:49

Yellowstone about to blow? Scientists warning over SUPER-VOLCANO that could kill MILLIONS

SCIENTISTS have warned the world is in "volcano season" and there is up to a 10% chance of an eruption soon killing millions of people and devastating the planet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News has Michio Kaku on assuring us all that if Yellowstone should erupt, it won;t be the bid deal movies have made it out to be. Which would be reassuring if Michio were not also saying that these harsh winters we are going through are created by human-caused global warming!

Jan 08 13:49

‘Saudis Provoking Iran Into Overreaction’ to Hamper Nuclear Deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that there’s been significant progress towards full implementation of the Iranian deal. Speaking to journalists after a phone call with his Iranian counterpart - Mohammad Javad Zarif - Kerry praised Tehran’s efforts to implement the agreement.

Kerry’s recent statement comes after the Republican-led House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a bill that could undermine the Iranian deal.

According to Reuters, the legislation would require the White House to uphold its commitment not to ease pressure on Iran’s support for terrorism of its ballistic missile program.

Thus it would increase lawmakers’ oversight of the agreement, but critics say that the Republicans are simply trying to hamper the deal by violating its terms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Israel's derriere-kissers in Congress have been vigilant in attempting to destroy the P5+1 deal, just as hard as they can.

I am very certain that the US-enabled Saudi action of mass executions of political prisoners, including the Shiite Imam, Nimr al-Nimr, was an attempt to create a provocation to which the US government hoped the Iranian government would respond militarily.

Bravo, Iran, for the reality that so far, you haven't

Because that point, the US "would have had no choice" but to militarily enable our "great friend" in the Middle East, with a human rights record just to the right of that of Attila the Hun, Saudi Arabia, against Iran.

But there is one teensy, tiny, minor problem with this scenario.

If the US militarily enables Saudi Arabia against Iran, just what country will, undoubtedly, come to Iran's aid?!?

Russia.

I don't know who in the bowels of power in the US government believes that war against Russia would be a a great idea right now; but it is a definite confirmation of the American comedian Ron White's mantra: "You can't fix stupid!!"

And unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government can do, is absolutely no guarantee that the US government will not do it!!

Also, as reported at sputniknews.com today:

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's beheading has shaken the Shiite population of the region, severing remaining ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran; to complicate matters further the execution took place amid the ongoing Syrian crisis, Germany-based American political analyst Phil Butler underscores. Washington signals that it is unable to heal an "old sectarian wound," trying to convince the readers that the situation in the Middle East is "out of the control" of Obama and Washington. Still, according to Butler, the reverse is absolutely true. "The story goes on to plant the seed of military support for Saudi Arabia should the situation escalate, which it is certain to with the help of the lame duck Obama," he points out. Riyadh's actions are a part of the West's Middle Eastern strategy aimed at partitioning of Syria and re-drawing the map of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is not upsetting Washington's applecart, as the mainstream media is reporting; instead it is playing directly into the hands of those who instigated the Syrian civil war.

Jan 08 13:47

Soldiers of Misfortune: Alleged US Mercenaries Spotted in Donbass

Alleged US mercenaries were seen in a night club in the city of Mariupol under Kiev's control, a Donetsk People's Republic military official said.

Jan 08 13:47

Fracking test explosions allowed without planning permission

The government is set to remove another obstacle to the exploration for shale gas deposits in the UK.

Fracking firms will no longer need planning permission to drill exploratory boreholes and set underground explosive charges.

Jan 08 13:46

Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libya Intervention

The New Year’s Eve release of over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook.

But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency.

Jan 08 13:31

Over 1,000 fake life jackets found in raid on Turkish workshop

Turkey’s black market economy is benefiting from the mass influx of Syrian refugees, with a raid on a life jacket manufacturing facility revealing the use of child labor along with hundreds of dangerous poor-quality vests.

Jan 08 13:31

Düsseldorf Residents Create Own Militias After Cologne Assaults

Following the Cologne attacks, Düsseldorf residents have created a Facebook group "Düsseldorf on alert!". Members of the group intend to patrol the city on weekends and during mass events.

Women hold up placards that read Mrs. Merkel: Where are you? What are you saying? This worries us! and Thanks (Cologne mayor Henriette) Reker!! Poor Cologne (R) during a protest in front of the Cologne Cathedral, Germany, January 5, 2016
© REUTERS/ WOLFGANG RATTAY
'Beyond Description': Leaked Police Report Reveals Horrific Details of Cologne Sex Attacks
The city police are unhappy with the new development. The monopoly on the use of force belongs to the state, the police press service stated.
Following the mass attacks on women that occurred on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Düsseldorf residents decided to take initiative into their hands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for this movement to boom all over Europe, where these attacks have happened. As reported today at zerohedge.com:

On Thursday, we got what appears to be confirmation that the “hundreds” of suspects involved in a series of sexual assaults on German women were largely of Arab origin. According to German media, many of the men were asylum seekers who had recently entered the country from the war-torn Mid-East. The assaults occurred in the city center in Cologne, where eyewitnesses and victims say groups of marauding New Year’s revelers accosted women, in some instances making off with their belongings. Attacks were also reported in Hamburg, and Stuttgart. Initially, the incidents received little media coverage but soon the word was out and the backlash from the German public was palpable. Protests were staged in Cologne and opposition lawmakers lambasted Chancellor Angela Merkel for her open-door migrant policy which some say is destined to rip Germany’s social fabric to shreds. Meanwhile, Cologne mayor Henriette Reker got herself into a bit of hot water by suggesting that German women have a responsibility to deter attacks by staying at “arm’s length” from would-be assailants. She also said Germany “needs to explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness.”

I would predict that there will also be an explosion in gun sales, both legal and illegal, where these attacks have been taking place, and beyond.

Jan 08 13:30

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system.

Jan 08 13:21

EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch

As the U.S. engages in a national debate over the militarization of the police, federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment.

Since FY 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition, according to federal spending data from watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com.

This comes in addition to the $330 million spent on such equipment in that period by traditional law enforcement agencies like the FBI, Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Some examples of the purchases include:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The most troubling, yet unanswered, question in this article is, .. why?!?!?

What are the managers of these agencies so deathly afraid of?!?

Jan 08 13:07

Disclosure: Another 41 Foreign-Born Individuals Snagged On Terror Charges

Following the discovery of a terrorist cell in Texas allegedly operated by an Iraqi who entered the United States as a refugee, the Washington Free Beacon has learned of an additional 41 individuals who have been implicated in terrorist plots in the United States since 2014, bringing the total number of terrorists discovered since that time to 113, according to information provided by Congressional sources.

Since August, however, the Obama administration has stonewalled Congressional efforts to obtain more detailed immigration histories of these individuals, prompting frustration on Capitol Hill and accusation that the administration is covering up these histories to avoid exposing flaws in the U.S. screening process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only reason for the Obama administration is stonewalling on the records of these people, most probably, is that they are US assets, tasked with making the American people frightened that terrorists are going to strike us here at home any second.

And folks, if a massive terror attack DOES happen on American soil, it will mean that every agency responsible for keeping this country safe, like TSA, NSA, DHS CIA, ICE, and FBI are utterly impotent, should be collectively fired, immediately, en masse.

Jan 08 13:01

Bombshell 1-Sentence Email From Hillary Just Released- It Could Be The Smoking Gun…

In the latest batch of emails to be released, a message sent by Clinton clears up that question by proving the secretary of state herself ordered an underling to send her some classified info over her unsecure email system. And she did so knowingly.

Jan 08 13:00

Latest batch of Clinton emails contains 66 more classified messages

The latest batch of emails released from Hillary Clinton's personal account from her tenure as secretary of state includes 66 messages deemed classified at some level, the State Department said early Friday.

In one email, Clinton even seemed to coach a top adviser on how to send secure information outside secure channels.

Jan 08 12:53

Unholy Alliance: Christian Zionists and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Imagine thousands of people cheering and shouting for Israel in the huge Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. On stage, Ehud Olmert, the mayor of Jerusalem, proclaims: “God is with us. You are with us.” The crowd hollers, whoops and some blow the shofar. But none of those present is Jewish. Outside the auditorium Leanne Cariker from Oklahoma is carrying a placard that reads, “Just say No! to a Palestinian state.” Next to her stands another group of demonstrators, Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. They oppose the state of Israel.

Jan 08 12:53

Financial Markets and the Global Economy: What Really Happened In 2015, And What Is Coming In 2016…

And of course during the recession that started in 2008, the velocity of money plunged precipitously. But then a funny thing happened when that recession supposedly “ended”. The velocity of money just kept going down, and now it has fallen to an all-time record low…

A big reason for this is the ongoing decline of the middle class. In 2015, we learned that middle class Americans now make up a minority of the population for the first time ever.

But if you go back to 1971, 61 percent of all Americans lived in middle class households.

Meanwhile, the share of the income pie that the middle class takes home has also continued to shrink.

In 1970, the middle class brought home approximately 62 percent of all income. Today, that number has fallen to just 43 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IT is not a question of IF we are seeing the beginnings of one of the largest economic crashes the world has ever seen; it is only a question of when.

Jan 08 12:46

German Public Broadcaster Apologizes for Suppressing Report About Migrant Attacks

German public broadcaster ZDF has acknowledged that it was wrong to "delay" reporting on a wave of sexual assaults and robberies suspected to have been carried out by migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.

ZDF sat on the story for four days before reporting it, a decision that the broadcaster now calls a "misjudgment". Maybe ZDF was hoping it would all just go away? This is incredible:

“The news situation was clear enough. It was a mistake of the 7pm ‘heute’ show not to at least report the incidents,” wrote deputy chief editor Elmar Thevessen on the show’s Facebook page.

Editors had decided to postpone the news segment to Tuesday, the day Cologne’s city hall and police held a crisis meeting on the attacks, he wrote, admitting this was “a clear misjudgement”.

As the assaults have come to dominate German mainstream media, more women have come forward in Cologne and other cities about being groped and attacked on New Year’s Eve.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have noticed that the demand for firearms has gone through the roof in countries recently hit by the North African and Middle Eastern refugee crisis.

Obviously, the German government was pressuring ZDF not to publish this story; but the reality is, it was only a matter of time before it was going to come out.

Merkel may have just shot herself in the foot, politically, through approving this flood of refugees into the country; I would suggest that her days as head of the German government may be numbered, and we will see the rise of ultra-rightist organisations starting to emerge here, and in other European countries in which these refugees have been placed.

Jan 08 12:44

Cologne assailants ‘ threatened victims & witnesses, urinated in public’ – police

German media has published, what it claims, is a leaked police report on the mass attacks in the city of Cologne.

Jan 08 12:40

Brazil: Nestle Fined for Concealing Use of GMOs

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has issued fines against six food manufacturers for failing to include labels indicating the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

The list of companies charged with financial penalties includes Nestle, Pepsico and Bimbo, with fines ranging from US$277,400 to just over US$1 million. In total, the fines amount to an estimated US$3 million.

Jan 08 12:36

Eligibility questions causing headaches for Cruz camp, as McCain piles on

A casual jab by Donald Trump over Canada-born Ted Cruz’ eligibility for president has snowballed into a campaign trail headache for the Iowa GOP caucus front-runner.

The Texas senator was born in Calgary, Canada, a fact he’s hardly kept secret. Despite some questions last year about his eligibility to run, legal scholars have said Cruz indeed is a “natural born citizen” and eligible because his mother is American. Plus he renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014.

But Trump, who famously challenged President Obama’s birthplace and eligibility years ago, dredged up the same issue with Cruz earlier this week, warning it could lead to a drawn-out court case.

Cruz tried to brush it off. But other lawmakers – most recently, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. – have kept the questions alive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look, this is really simple to resolve; allegedly, Eleanor Darragh Cruz, Ted Cruz's mom, was born in Wilmington, Delaware. There had to be a birth certificate floating around, right?!?

All Ted Cruz has to do, if in fact his mom's birth certificate exists, is produce his mother's birth certificate, corroborated by the State of Delaware, and the problem goes away.

But if he can't...... a legitimate issue does arise here.

Jan 08 12:35

THE BELLS TOLL FOR HILLARY

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server. The recommendations will come very soon.

The charges will consist of some of the following:

1. Improper disclosure or retention of classified information.
2. Destruction of government records.
3. Lying to federal agents.
4. Lying under oath.
5. Obstruction of justice.

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I will believe it when I see Hillary hauled away in handcuffs, and not one second before. The FBI can recommend all they want, but it will be up to Obama's Attorney General Loretta Lynch whether or not to file charges, and I do not expect her to do so. But even so, obvious criminality and an Obama "get out of jail free" card will not look good to the voters!

Jan 08 12:31

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Aegean Sea… Again

A formation of four Turkish fighter jets violated Greek air space in the northeastern Aegean Thursday, the Greek Defense Ministry said, adding that two of the aircraft were armed.

Jan 08 12:28

SCIENTISTS HAVE REVEALED AN ENTIRELY NEW STATE OF MATTER: PHASE V HYDROGEN.

By crushing Earth's lightest element with mind-boggling pressures, scientists have revealed an entirely new state of matter: phase V hydrogen. The squished hydrogen is a precursor to a state of matter first proposed in the 1930s, called atomic solid metallic hydrogen. When cooled to low enough temperatures, hydrogen (which on Earth is usually found as a gas) can become a solid; at high enough pressures, when the element solidifies, it turns into a metal. Planetary scientists think the interior of Jupiter is largely made of the stuff

Webmaster addition: Neil Ashcroft suggested that metallic hydrogen could be a room-temperature superconductor! The implications for zero loss power transmission, totally frictionless bearings, etc. are mind-boggling!

Jan 08 12:28

Helsinki police: Asylum seekers harassed women on NYE, mass assault possibly planned

Women in the Finnish capital of Helsinki have become the latest victims of sexual harassment by the migrant community. Police have revealed a number of attacks that took place over the New Year period.

"Police have received information about three cases of sexual assault, of which two have been filed as complaints," Helsinki police said of the attacks, which occurred at the city's main train station on New Year's Eve.

Jan 08 12:20

67 Countries the U.S. Is Obliged to Go to War For

The United States has entered a lot of treaties over the years, especially after the complicated network put in place after World War II. The Myth of Entangling Alliances by Michael Beckley sought to figure out a hard number for just how many countries the United States has agreed to defend in war. Thanks to NATO, ANZUS, OAS, and bilateral agreements, the U.S. has promised 67 countries protection. Here's a look at the list included in Beckley's paper:

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Argentina?!? Pakistan?!?!? Albania?!? Turkey?!? Luxembourg?!?

What were the people who created those treaties thinking?!?!?

Jan 08 12:19

John Lennon about violence

Jan 08 12:18

Arab-Jew ‘forbidden’ kiss video mysteriously disappears from Facebook

A video of Arab and Jewish couples engaging in “forbidden” kisses has disappeared from Facebook, prompting claims of hacking and censorship.

The video by TimeOut Tel Aviv features six couples doing the “forbidden deed”, was a response to an Israeli Ministry of Education decision to exclude a book describing a love affair between a Jewish woman and an Arab man from school curricula.

Jan 08 12:16

"El Chapo" Recaptured in shootout that leaves 5 killed!

Information to come shortly, but President Pena Nieto has announced the recapture of Chapo in Los Mochis

Jan 08 12:15

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsWhy Is North Korea Our Problem?

For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week.

Panicked flight from China’s currency twice caused a plunge of 7 percent in her stock market, forcing a suspension of trading.

Kim Jong Un, the megalomaniac who runs North Korea, ignored Xi’s warning and set off a fourth nuclear bomb. While probably not a hydrogen bomb as claimed, it was the largest blast ever in Korea.

And if Pyongyang continues building and testing nuclear bombs, Beijing is going to wake up one day and find that its neighbors, South Korea and Japan, have also acquired nuclear weapons as deterrents to North Korea.

And should Japan and South Korea do so, Taiwan, Vietnam and Manila, all bullied by Beijing, may also be in the market for nukes.

Hence, if Beijing refuses to cooperate to de-nuclearize North Korea, she could find herself, a decade hence, surrounded by nuclear weapons states, from Russia to India and from Pakistan to Japan.

Jan 08 12:14

Oil Back Under $33

Jan 08 12:12

America Revisits the Dark Side

Candidates and reporters alike have ignored the obvious larger point – if, that is, we weren’t living in a country that had given itself a blanket pass on the issue of war crimes. Carpet-bombing cities, torturing prisoners, and rendering lands uninhabitable are all against the law. They are, in fact, grave crimes. That even critics of these comments will not identify such potential acts as war crimes can undoubtedly be attributed, at least in part, to the fact that no one – other than a few low-level military personnel and a CIA whistleblower who spoke publicly about the Agency’s torture agenda – has been prosecuted in the U.S. for the startling array of crimes already committed in the so-called War on Terror.

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The US government, in its lust for regime change for any foreign government it might not like, tortures; poisons; bombs; invades; destroys civilian infrastructure; and assassinates, and takes absolutely no moral responsibility for it whatsoever.

Welcome, my friends, to what Amerika has become in the 21st century.

And that rapid, thumping sound you hear, across this land right now, is that of our founding fathers, and the women who loved them, turning over in their graves at warp speed, in despair of what this country has become.

Jan 08 12:08

Oregon Should See What US Gov. Did To California

Jan 08 12:04

How Obama Enables Atrocities

How Obama Enables Atrocities
January 4, 2016

Exclusive: President Obama seems so scared of offending the Saudis and their Israeli allies that he will tolerate almost any outrage, including Saudi Arabia’s mass beheadings and/or shootings of the regime’s enemies including a Shiite political leader who dared criticize the monarchy, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

As the New Year dawns, the neocons and their liberal interventionist sidekicks remain firmly in control of Official Washington’s storylines – on Syria, Russia and elsewhere – even as their policies continue to wreak havoc across the Mideast and threaten the stability of Europe and indeed the future of civilization.

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Enabling the kind of atrocities created by the Saudi Arabian government and monarchy against political prisoners is somewhat akin to handing a serial arsonist boxes of lighters, nitroglycerin, detonation chord, TNT, and then expecting them not to do something nasty with that equipment.

The US government has so lost the moral high ground here that it is absolutely vilely deplorable.

Jan 08 11:57

BEX ALERT - PHOTOS SHOW GUNMAN SHOOTING PHILLY COP “IN THE NAME OF ISLAM”

Shocking photos show the moment a crazed gunman wearing a white smock shot a Philadelphia police officer “in the name of Islam”.

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Obvious propaganda stunt. The corporate media is totally focused on this, ignoring the stock market, Oregon, and the smoking gun email that proves Hillary knew her staff were stripping classified documents of classification markings (a felony) and even ordered them to do it!

Jan 08 11:55

Watch: Carly Fiorina Just Revealed What She’d Have Done If Her Husband Behaved Like Bill Clinton – It’s BRUTAL

Fiorina pointed out that Mrs. Clinton actually assisted in a media campaign against her husband’s accusers. Clinton called White House intern Monica Lewinsky a “narcissistic loony toon” in private conversations and referred to another accuser, Gennifer Flowers, as “trailer trash,” according to evidence submitted to court stemming from a 2000 lawsuit filed by Flowers.

Jan 08 11:48

The Real Story Behind the Hammond Ranch Affair

Yesterday, I exposed, once again, the fact that minerals are being taken from mines such as the one on the Hammond Ranch and what was attempted at the Bundy Ranch. This is happening all over the country. In yesterday’s article I noted the New York Times article which exposed the facts related to this subject.

The prosecution of Hammond family is designed to get them off of their land through breaking them financially by creating expensive legal bills and federal fines. Once the Hammonds are gone, the globalists get to have their way with the lands resources.

The Abuse of the Hammonds Began with the Bundy Ranch Affair: All Ranchers Are At Risk

Jan 08 11:37

VW Refuses to Give U.S. States Documents in Emissions Inquiries

Citing German privacy laws, Volkswagen has refused to provide emails or other communications among its executives to attorneys general in the United States, impeding American investigations into the company’s emissions-cheating scandal, according to officials in several states.

The revelation signals a turning point in the now openly fractious relations between Volkswagen and American investigators, after claims by the Justice Department, in its own inquiry this week, that the company had recently “impeded and obstructed” regulators and provided “misleading information.”

Volkswagen in September admitted that it had installed software created to cheat on emissions tests in 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide. A 48-state civil investigation is being led by a half-dozen states, including New York and Connecticut. Attorneys general in California and Texas are conducting their own inquiries of the company, which includes the Audi and Porsche brands.

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If Volkswagen will not cooperate, there is not much the States Attorneys General can do to force compliance from a foreign corporation.

Jan 08 11:31

Police in Norway Proclaim: "Oslo is Lost"

Per a News report, roving bands of savage Muslim beasts make it look like “Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one.” Things are so bad the police declared: “Oslo is lost.”

Jan 08 11:26

DOCTORS URGE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS "LEAVE NOW...WHILE YOU CAN" AS GAS LEAK FEARS GROW

?California Governor Jerry Brown finally declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, concerning the ongoing, currently unstoppable methane gas leak spewingfrom Aliso Canyon that has created a nightmare for residents of Porter Ranch.
“I will tell you, this goes well beyond Porter Ranch. We’ve had complaints from as far as Chatsworth, Northridge, and Granada Hills,” emphasized Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander during a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 28. “Apparently this plume of toxic chemicals and whatever it might be, doesn’t know zip codes […] This is the equivalent of the BP oil spill on land, in a populated community.”

Aliso Canyon sits less than two and a half miles from Porter Ranch and less than 30 miles from the city of Los Angeles — the second most populous city in the United States — whose outlying total statistical area includes nearly 18 million residents, as of 2013.

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Southern California Gas company has just become the the US's equivalent to Japan's TEPCO, in terms of horrifically bad management and maintenance, which has led to this nightmare.

This gross mismanagement will create ongoing health issues and challenges for Californians for generations to come.

Jan 08 11:25

Alaskan bird die off update: "The number is totally off the charts!" Nearly 10,000 dead murres on a 1-mile stretch of beach along with hundreds of dead star fish...Lack of food blamed

Something is killing Alaska's common murres.

In the summer of 2015, the murres also suffered a complete colony collapse and failed to breed. Almost all the dead birds are murres, seabirds that in the summer swim in huge rafts near Gull Island or offshore.

On a still summer evening, huge flocks can be seen flying just feet above the ocean surface.
With big, duck-like feet, black backs and white breasts, they look like penguins.
On land they're helpless, but on sea they can swim and dive deep.

Bird experts advise beach walkers to leave carcasses alone.

Many of the murres appear emaciated and have starved to death, but scientists studying the die off don't yet know what's causing the murres to starve.

Not only are murres starving, they're not breeding.

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Have you checked them for radioactive contamination?

Jan 08 11:22

Nude Cologne Protest: ‘We Are Not Fair Game, Even When We Are Naked!’

A performance artist has taken to the very same square in which dozens of women were sexually assaulted, stolen from, and raped, in a bid to remind Germany and the newly arrived migrants that women are “not fair game” even when naked.

Milo Moire was photographed completely nude, holding up a poster reading “Respect us! We are no fair game, even when we are naked!!!” near Cologne’s landmark Cathedral on the morning of January 8, 2016.

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Good for her! And yes, there are photos! :)

Jan 08 11:21

EMPIRES (LIKE THE U.S.) FALL WHEN CORRUPTION BECOMES RAMPANT

As we've exhaustively documented, corruption is rampant in the the U.S. today.

In addition, widespread corruption leads to runaway inequality. Specifically, one of the biggest causes of runaway inequality is that the big banks are manipulating every market, and committing massive crimes. Fraud disproportionately benefits the big banks, makes boom-bust cycles more severe, and otherwise harms the economy … all of which increase inequality and warp the market. These actions artificially redistribute wealth from honest, hard-working people to a handful of crooks. And corrupt government officials have aided and abetted this.

Runaway inequality - in turn - leads to the fall of empires ... through unrest or revolution.

Jan 08 11:17

THE US HELPED OVERTHROW LIBYA 2011. HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE NOW

“We are helpless and not being able to do anything against this deliberate destruction to the oil installations. NOC urges all faithful and honorable people of this homeland to hurry to rescue what is left from our resources before it is too late.”
That’s from Libya’s National Oil Corp and as you might have guessed, it references the seizure of state oil assets by Islamic State, whose influence in the country has grown over the past year amid the power vacuum the West created by engineering the demise of Moammar Qaddafi.

The latest attacks occurred in Es Sider, a large oil port that’s been closed for at least a year.

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IF the Obama Administration, with Clinton at the helm of the State Department, was unable to think through what would happen after the assassination of Ghadaffi in 2011, you cannot reasonably look for a Clinton Presidency to have any better decision making prowess in 2017.

Jan 08 11:12

Whoa: Hillary e-mail instructs aide to transmit classified data without markings

Has the State Department released a smoking gun in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal? In a thread from June 2011, Hillary exchanges e-mails with Jake Sullivan, then her deputy chief of staff and now her campaign foreign-policy adviser, in which she impatiently waits for a set of talking points. When Sullivan tells her that the source is having trouble with the secure fax, Hillary then orders Sullivan to have the data stripped of its markings and sent through a non-secure channel.

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This confirrms reports from last summer that Hillary's staffers were stripping the classified emails of classification marks which is a FELONY! and the above emails shows that Hillary not only knew, but ordered the commission of that felony!

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Jan 08 10:48

Obama's Crying During Speech Compared To Adolf Hitler's Fake Tears For Nazis' Gun Control Laws [Video]

Barack Obama’s crying during his gun control speech is awakening the conspiracy theories already. Some critics believe Obama is faking his tears by using a trick, and others are comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler’s fake tears expressed when the German Nazi leader also pushed for more gun control laws for the Jewish people prior to World War II and the Holocaust.

Jan 08 10:46

Do Hillary's Top Dollar Wall St. Speeches Disqualify Her For Top Job?

Hillary made $11.8 million for giving 51 talks to mostly corporate audience in 2014 and the first three months of 2015. This was legal because she was not in public office, and had not formally announced her candidacy for president, though everyone, and I mean everyone, knew she was running. She was working fulltime at organizing her campaign.

So Hillary pocketed all this money, usually around $225,000 for a 30-45 minute talk, and put it into her personal bank account. She complained about being poor when Bill left the White House, but now she has parlayed her public service into making her one of the richest people in the nation, easily in the top 1 percent.

Jan 08 10:44

An Imminent Indictment? - Fmr U.S. Attorney: Hillary Clinton Charged Soon - Andrew Napolitano

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I would love to see it, but I doubt it. The FBI has been the Clintons' protectors going all the way back to the murder of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, the event which triggered my involuntary career change from visual effects expert to truth activist all those years ago! I suspect the FBI will declare that they cannot find any hard evidence of wrongdoing and the Hillary campaign will declare the matter closed, an example of GOP persecution of women, "in the past", and Hillary's campaign will move forward.

Jan 08 10:34

World Banks slashes global growth for 2016

Jan 08 10:19

IS IT ANTI-SEMITIC TO COMPARE ISRAEL WITH NAZISM?

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No, but the Nazis are insulted!

Jan 08 10:16

Texas Store Owner’s Son Kills Armed Robber During Wild Shootout… Saves His Sister’s Life

With his family held at gunpoint at their convenience store in Houston, 20-year old Usman Seth acted quickly, shooting and killing a man who was armed with a shotgun.

Jan 08 10:16

Sugar tax not ruled out by David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's "obesity crisis".

Mr Cameron said it would be better not to have to resort to new taxes but said that "what matters is we do make progress" on obesity.

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Any dumb excuse for another tax by a desperately broke government!

Jan 08 10:16

Obama taxman (beatles) Funny Video

Jan 08 10:07

6 Huge Stories The Mainstream Media Don’t Want You To Know About

Whistleblowers, Ecocide, top secret trade deals, and shady ties between the Islamic State and the West’s closest allies…here are a few hot topics the mainstream media barely covered in 2015.

Jan 08 10:04

88 Year Old Survivor of Japanese Sex-Slave Camp Rejects Agreement With Japan

n the waning days of December, foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea announced with great fanfare a “resolution” to the so-called “comfort women” issue. According to historical documents and extensive testimony, some 200,000 people, mostly Asian women and girls from Japanese colonies, some as young as 10, were captured or lured with false promises of factory work or other types of employment. They were then sent to brothels to provide sex to Japanese soldiers. There they were held captive as sexual slaves and raped dozens of times a day. Some were held captive for many months or even years; the majority did not survive their enslavement.

Jan 08 10:01

Sheriffs who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures... List by State/cty

We’ve been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who want to be counted among the valiant as well! Look for their list after the sheriffs.

The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.

Jan 08 10:00

"We Came, We Saw, He Died" – Revisiting The Incredible Disaster That Is Libya

In retrospect, Obama’s intervention in Libya was an abject failure, judged even by its own standards. Libya has not only failed to evolve into a democracy; it has devolved into a failed state. Violent deaths and other human rights abuses have increased severalfold. Rather than helping the United States combat terrorism, as Qaddafi did during his last decade in power, Libya now serves as a safe haven for militias affiliated with both al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Libya intervention has harmed other U.S. interests as well: undermining nuclear nonproliferation, chilling Russian cooperation at the UN, and fueling Syria’s civil war.?

Jan 08 09:55

The DEA paid an Amtrak employee more than $850,000 to serve as a confidential informant for the agency only to receive information that was always available to the DEA at no cost

The Amtrak employee, who was not identified in an investigative summary prepared by the Justice Department's inspector general, was being paid to assist a task force involving the DEA and Amtrak Police Department aimed at identifying contraband trafficking on the passenger train system.

Jan 08 09:55

GM knowingly rejected ignition fix that would have cost 90 cents per unit, leading to at least 125 deaths

Zachary Stevens was a teenager headed to bible study when his Saturn Sky shot across a Texas highway into a pickup and killed the driver. Ruben Vazquez, 20, died after a drunk slammed into his stalled Chevy Cobalt on a California freeway. James Yingling III couldn’t brake or steer his Saturn Ion away from a culvert in Pennsylvania. He lingered for 17 days before dying at 35.

Jan 08 09:36

A Deal for Wounded Knee?

An agreement has been signed to purchase the historic site of Wounded Knee from its owner, James Czywczynski, for $3.9 million. The buyer is journalist and publisher Tim Giago, founder of such publications as the Lakota Times, Native Sun News and Indian Country Today. The money has yet to be raised. But after years of false starts, the site of the 1890 massacre may finally be developed befitting its historic infamy.

Jan 08 09:35

Scientists claimed they found elusive ‘Planet X.’

“ALMA discovers the most distant object of the solar system,” read the title of one paper uploaded to the research-sharing site arXiv. “The serendipitous discovery of a possible new solar system object with ALMA,” went the other.

Using the Atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA), a powerful telescope located in the high desert of Chile, the researchers said they’d come across two extremely large objects skimming through the outskirts of the solar system.

Jan 08 09:34

Son tricks mum into accepting his kidney to save her life by saying it's for sale on EBAY

Caring Imran Najeeb offered his mother Zainab Begum a kidney after her own suffered damage and were only functioning at 25 per cent.

But she refused because she didn't want him to put his own life "at risk'' by helping her.

Bank manager Mr Najeeb, 34, then told his mother he was already donating his kidney anyway - and was selling it on EBAY.

Jan 08 09:31

Why We Fear the IRS

The IRS scam, on the other hand, works entirely by fear. It takes people who haven’t done anything wrong, and makes them afraid that they have. That’s a pretty hefty achievement. Imagine trying to extort money from someone by, say, claiming that they had murdered someone. You might elicit laughter, or bewilderment, but you’d rarely elicit much cash.

Which raises the obvious question: How did we get into a situation where it’s so easy for people to believe that the IRS is about to arrest them for a crime they weren’t even aware of having committed?

You guessed it: The IRS is incredibly powerful, and the tax code is incredibly opaque.

Jan 08 09:31

Shelter forcibly converted children to Christianity, raided by police Emmanuel Group in India. Busted by police.Children hung from wrists ,starved and beaten for failing to recite Bible passages post conversion

He was among 30 children, all from poor families, rescued on December 29 after police raided two homes run by the Emmanuel Seva Group in Greater Noida and Meerut. The child, who along with his younger sister and brother had been confined to the home for three years, said their stay was like a “jail term” during which his name was also changed.

Jan 08 09:30

U.S. Prods China on North Korea, Saying Soft Approach Has Failed

In a striking public rebuke of China, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Beijing on Thursday that its effort to rein in North Korea had been a failure and that something had to change in its handling of the isolated country it has supported for the past six decades.

“China had a particular approach that it wanted to make, and we agreed and respected to give them space to be able to implement that,” Mr. Kerry said a day after North Korea’s latest nuclear test, after a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. “Today in my conversation with the Chinese I made it clear: That has not worked, and we cannot continue business as usual.”

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Translation: The White House is desperate for a bloody war on which to blame the coming economic crash and doesn't care who that war is with any more!

Jan 08 09:27

Academic Freedom in America? Tenured Professor Questioning Official Sandy Hook Shootings Narrative Fired

South Florida University (SFU) tenured Professor James Tracy questioned inconsistencies and anomalies in the official narrative – reinforced by the corporate media unwillingness to ask tough questions and demand clear answers.

Tracy questioned whether any shootings took place – “at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media” described events, unquestionably reporting the official narrative.

Contradictions abound. Key questions remain unanswered. How did one alleged gunman fire so many shots in so little time and supposedly inflict so many casualties?

In five to seven minutes, Connecticut’s top coroner, Wayne Carver, and police officials said Lanza shot each victim from three to 11 times – 182 shots, one every 2 seconds plus likely misses.

Jan 08 09:21

UK to face coldest winter in 58 years

The UK is bracing itself for harsh weather this weekend. Report say the country is going to experience the coldest winter over the past 58 years.

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Jan 08 09:17

1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act

Otherwise known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 was meant to exclude certain immigrants from immigrating to America, post World War II and in the early Cold War. The McCarran-Walter Act moved away from excluding immigrants based simply upon country of origin. Instead it focused upon denying immigrants who were unlawful, immoral, diseased in any way, politically radical etc. and accepting those who were willing and able to assimilate into the US economic, social, and political structures, which restructured how immigration law was handled. Furthermore, the most notable exclusions were anyone even remotely associated with communism which in the early days of the Cold War was seen as a serious threat to US democracy. The main objective of this was to block any spread of communism from outside post WWII countries, as well as deny any enemies of the US during WWII such as Japan and favor “good Asian” countries such as China.

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Donald Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims).

The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American”, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

However...

It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.

Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president.

Jan 08 09:15

Why Washington DC Turns Its Back on Saudi Brutality – and Blames Everything on Iran

That the Wahhabi establishment in Saudi Arabia hated and feared Sheikh al-Nimr and would not stand for his challenging their power comes as no surprise, the Saudi government is no friend of its resident dissidents and a pathological hatred of Shi’ites is firmly engrained in the government – sponsored Wahhabi sect’s theological outlook. So in light of that, the actions of the Saudis is hardly surprising.

What is perhaps, at least superficially, more surprising is the response of American politicians…

Jan 08 09:14

Air Force proposes $3-billion plan to vastly expand its drone program

The Air Force wants to vastly expand its drone program over the next five years by doubling the number of pilots and deploying them to bases in California and elsewhere to give commanders better intelligence and more firepower.

Jan 08 09:13

German Industrial Output Unexpectedly Falls Amid China Risks

German industrial production unexpectedly fell in November, led by investment goods, in a sign that a slowdown in emerging markets such as China and Brazil may weigh on economic growth.

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"BLAME CHINA! BLAME CHINA! BLAME CHINA! BLAME CHINA! DON'T DARE MENTION HOW PRIVATE CENTRAL BANKS INTENTIONALLY CREATE MORE DEBT THAN MONEY TO PAY THAT DEBT AS THE PROBLEM! BLAME CHINA! BLAME CHINA! BLAME CHINA! " -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 08 09:12

HOW I FELL FACE FIRST FOR AN EPIC IRS SCAM

I received a call on my home phone recently from someone who identified himself as Officer Jason Dean with the Investigative Bureau of the Department of Treasury. He said an arrest warrant had been issued in my name for failure to respond to IRS Notice CP503 — a third reminder — informing me that I owed $5,347 in back taxes. He said my home and cell phones were being traced and I should not attempt to leave the city.

“That’s ridiculous,” I said, “I never received any notices.”

“That is not my concern,” he replied. “We’re only calling you as a courtesy to inform you that you will be arrested and charged with failure to meet federal taxation requirements, malicious conduct, and theft by deception. You will be arrested within the next two hours and held in custody for six months pending an investigation.”

And just like that, I was caught in what has become the biggest tax scam in American history.

Jan 08 09:11

REP. GREG WALDEN (R.OR) ADDRESSES OREGON STANDOFF, HAMMOND INJUSTICE, GOVERNMENT OVERREACH


"People are angry." "Government has gone too far." "Can't have faith in a government that never listens to you." "We have to understand why these events are taking place."

Jan 08 09:05

The List of Macy's Stores Set to Close in 2016

Macy's has announced they will be closing 36 stores in 2016.

Jan 08 09:05

Happy New Year!

It's been a very chilly start to 2016, with temperatures dropping to almost -43C in northern Sweden, the coldest January weather recorded since 1999. Even the Swedish capital has experienced several huge dumps of the white stuff, with ice crystals causing a spectacular light show for a few lucky Stockholmers.

Jan 08 09:04

Gangster Ukraine

I did not expect that Ukraine matters even worse than expected. And used to lshaya surprise that the story probably without any consequences for themselves, showed Kolomoisky channel TSN. Conclusion journalists in Kiev region the number of robberies and with firearms increased by 2.5 times, because people do not work. The police can not cope with the bandits, people organize self-defense.

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Ukraine needs an equivalent to the 2nd Amendment!

Jan 08 08:59

FLASHBACK - No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.

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Physicists accept that matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed. It therefore follows that matter and energy have no beginning or end. Ancient humans assumed that all things in the world such as rocks and the Moon had feelings because humans did, and today humans assume that everything has a beginning or end because we do. But our beginnings and ends are neither creation not destruction but points in time where the matter and energy contained within us changes organization by the process of gestation and death. Our projection of "birth and death" onto the universe may be as out of touch with reality as the projection of our emotions onto rocks and the Moon.

There have been a great many reasons to question the Big Bang theory, but its popularity is supported by those whose world view or religion demands that all things have a moment of beginning as our consciousness does.

See THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE

Jan 08 08:45

Maine governor under fire after blaming state's heroin epidemic on men named 'D-Money, Smoothie and Shifty' who he also accuses of 'impregnating young, white girls'

Governor Paul LePage is not backing down after coming under fire for making comments about his state's heroin epidemic that many are calling racist.

Governor LePage was speaking at a town hall meeting on Wednesday in Bridgton, Maine when the question of the growing drug problem in his state was brought up by an attendee.

He responded by saying; 'These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty – these types of guys – they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home.'

He then added; 'Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.'

Jan 08 08:45

Syrians heading to Turkey stranded at Beirut airport

Around 400 Syrian nationals were stranded Friday at Beirut airport after two Turkish Airlines flights were cancelled, dashing any hopes of entering Turkey before Ankara's decision requiring them to obtain visas goes into effect.

Jan 08 08:44

‘Access to legal aid is a human right, not an economic privilege’ – Corbyn

Access to legal aid is a fundamental human right that must be defended if Britain is to remain a just society and protect its most vulnerable members, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Jan 08 08:44

Osborne brings us to imminent economic meltdown, and blames everybody else

The chances are Chancellor George Osborne is all over your media at the moment, warning you that the UK economy could be headed even further down the pan in 2016. But make no mistake: Osborne is not to blame. No, while Labour caused the last global economic crash, this time China is to blame. Or the Middle East. Or oil prices. Or Jeremy Corbyn. Or maybe even you, with your “creeping complacency”.

Speaking to an audience in Cardiff on Thursday, Osborne broke the news that, for all his crowing about the successes of his “long term economic plan” in his Autumn statement just six weeks ago, things might not actually be very rosy after all.

Jan 08 08:43

Cameron’s embarrassing slip-up reveals how much he loves the growing gap between rich and poor

‘Is the quest for equality in Britain in safe hands? Well David Cameron seemed to suggest it isn’t during 2016’s first prime minister’s questions when he made the following Freudian slip:

“since I’ve become prime minister, income equality has actually fallen.”‘

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"You need to understand that the world's rich people cannot feel they are rich until they look out their palace windows and see you all poor! The poorer we make you, the better the rich feel about their money! If we let you all have money the rich wouldn't feel rich and what's the point of being a money-junkie if you can't feel how rich you have become?!? Sheesh; you people don't understand ANYTHING about how the world works! " -- Number 9 3/4

Jan 08 08:40

Judge Judy Gets Asked About Trump and She Gives Him Some Free Legal Advice

She also expressed admiration for Trump and discussed his political ascent:

“I’m crazy about Donald,” she said.

“Donald is plain speak.”
Judge Sheindlin boiled down the billionaire’s appeal to the public’s dislike of political correctness:

“Wouldn’t you like to hear what the candidates who are running for president have to say legitimately about how they feel about issues?

Rather than being politically correct and hearing the same old hogwash that we’ve heard for the last 30 years?”

Jan 08 08:39

British MPs tout NATO's ‘Kosovo success story’ as reason to bomb Syria

Kosovo is often cited by liberal interventionists as NATO’s success story and now a reason for attacking Syria. However, the ongoing lawlessness in the country shows nothing could be further from the truth.

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