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February 26, 2016

Feb 26 15:57

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing

It may be hard to believe now, but in 1970 the protest song “War,”
sung by Edwin Starr, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That was at the height of the Vietnam antiwar movement and the song, written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, became something of a sensation. Even so many years later, who could forget its famed chorus? “War, what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing.” Not me. And yet heartfelt as the song was then – “War, it ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker. War, it’s got one friend, that’s the undertaker…” – it has little resonance in America today.

Feb 26 15:47

Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia.

Feb 26 15:43

Syria ceasefire takes effect following UNSC endorsement

The US-Russian truce deal on “cessation of hostilities” in Syria came into effect at midnight Damascus time. The ceasefire does not apply to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Al-Nusra, or “other terrorist organizations” designated by the UN.

Earlier on Friday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution urging all parties involved in Syrian civil war to adhere to the terms of the US-Russian deal.

Feb 26 15:42

US Bombs ISIS In Libya, Allies Support ISIS In Libya

Pan-African News Wire Editor Abayomi Azikiwe says the U.S. is acting like the chief policeman of the region after it participated in the destruction of the Libyan state in 2011.

Feb 26 15:37

Is BDS Headed Towards Criminalization In Canada?

Brace Batchoun of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East says Canada’s Liberal government just passed a motion that could stifle or even suppress the voices behind the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement in Canada

Feb 26 15:33

Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws so he can sue press

Donald Trump said Friday that if elected president he will change the nation's libel laws in order to make it easier to sue news organizations.

"One of the things I'm going to do if I win... I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We're going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they're totally protected," he said. "We're going to open up libel laws and we're going to have people sue you like you've never got sued before."

Those remarks immediately drew criticism from journalists

Feb 26 15:33

Why Didn't NASA Catch This Two-Story-Wide Meteor Entering Earth's Atmosphere?

A space rock calculated to be as wide as a two story building is tall which exploded with the equivalent of 13,000 tons of TNT entering Earth's atmosphere was missed by NASA on February 6th. Completely.

This is despite the fact that NASA has a whole entire program specifically dedicated to spotting potentially dangerous space rocks entering the Earth's atmosphere.

NASA tries to pretend they have everything space-related monitored and under control at all times with all these comets and asteroids we've been seeing lately (which, is it just me, seems to be on an uptick?), but as stories like this continue to come out, it doesn't leave anyone with the impression they actually do.

Let's be honest with ourselves: NASA can make all the new programs they want, but it is pretty clear that the public wouldn't be warned in the event of a real Earth-leveling asteroid hurling toward the planet.

Feb 26 15:29

Current Rally Will Fail

Feb 26 15:27

Newly-Translated WikiLeaks Saudi Cable: Overthrow The Syrian Regime, But Play Nice With Russia

It is no secret that Saudi Arabia, along with its Gulf and Western allies, has played a direct role in fueling the fires of grinding sectarian conflict that has kept Syria burning for the past five years. It is also no secret that Russian intervention has radically altered the kingdom’s “regime change” calculus in effect since at least 2011. But an internal Saudi government cable sheds new light on the kingdom’s current threats of military escalation in Syria.

Feb 26 15:21

People Die (From Drone Strikes) While Hayden Lies

In a New York Times op-ed published on February 21, former CIA director, Air Force general, and “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” author Michael Hayden advocated for the continuing use of drone warfare. He urges the public and implicitly, the next U.S. president, to “embrace” this policy for the desired result of “keeping America safe.” After over a decade of the CIA’s and USAF’s unilateral use of this sinister weapons system, a well-documented record of their unintended consequences confronts us, if we have the courage to face it.

Feb 26 15:20

New Obamacare Mental Health Policies Can Take Your Gun and Put You In a FEMA Camp

Feb 26 15:18

FLASHBACK 2013 - Ted Cruz Failed To Disclose Ties To Caribbean Holding Company

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz potentially violated ethics rules by failing to publicly disclose his financial relationship with a Caribbean-based holding company during the 2012 campaign, a review of financial disclosure and company documents by TIME shows. The relationship originated with a $6,000 investment Cruz made more than a decade ago in a Jamaican private equity firm founded by his college roommate.

Feb 26 15:09

Saudi warplanes arrive at Turkey’s ?ncirlik for ISIL fight

Saudi warplanes arrived at the ?ncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 26 to help support the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), bringing the number of countries which have aircraft at the base as part of the ISIL fight to five.

Feb 26 15:06

French farming hit by '600 suicides a year'

Farmers are speaking out about the difficulties of the agricultural industry, as an estimated 600 are killing themselves each year.

Almost 600 farmers kill themselves each year, according to campaigners within the industry - making it the third most common cause of death for farmers after cancer and heart disease.

Feb 26 15:01

Leading California Democrat Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Corruption

Former California State Senator Leland Yee, a San Francisco Bay Area Democrat, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge to five years in prison for political corruption.

Yee was arrested on March 26, 2014 by the FBI on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking. On July 1, 2015, Yee pleaded guilty to felony racketeering involving money laundering, public corruption and bribery, and his sentencing was continued to this week.

Feb 26 14:45

‘US Test-Fires ICBMs To Silence GOP, Support Terrorists In Syria’

The US military’s test-firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles this week is intended at silencing Republican critics who accuse President Barack Obama of being weak, an American writer and retired professor says.

Feb 26 14:44

Trafficking Prosecutions Hit Record In UK

Britain’s chief prosecutor says prosecutions for human trafficking in England and Wales have increased since the introduction of a new anti-slavery law last year.

Feb 26 14:42

Marco Rubio’s Ties to Sketchy Businesses, Drug Dealing and Ponzi Schemes

How Marco Rubio took $50,000 and voted to deregulate a sleazey businessman who cashed in on cocaine and AIDS

Feb 26 14:26

Why Russia And U.S Cold War Could Soon Turn Into A World War

In this video Luke Rudkowski reports on the insane situation between unfolding between Russia and the U.S during the syrian Munich peace talks.

Feb 26 14:21

Hannity Questions Trump on Israel vs. Iran, Palestine

Sean Hannity begins by asking Trump about Iran. "[If] You suspect they are trying to build nuclear weapons, they're hiding them from the world- what actions would you take?" Trump replies, "Well for one thing you have to rely on Israel a little bit because they know better what's going on over there than we do."
Hannity tells Trump that he was concerned when he heard Trump say that he would be neutral in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. "You do see Israel is the victim in this?" Hannity asks. "Yes," replies Trump, who begins to list a litany of his Jew credo.

Feb 26 14:12

“My party has gone bats*** crazy”: Was Lindsey Graham Drunk When He Admitted Total GOP Defeat in This Hilarious Speech Roasting Everyone?

A lot of people have made jokes about this speech, but I don’t even think Graham was joking for most of it. He might have been drunk, but even the supposed “jokes” he makes here actually appear pretty serious if you look at him.

Graham just basically admitted the establishment GOP has gone down in total flames and this country is screwed as people are about to elect “the most dishonest woman in the country” as president.

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Feb 26 14:01

Homeless Britain: Numbers sleeping rough rocket by almost a third in one year

New UK government figures reveal a dramatic increase in the number of people sleeping rough in Britain, with the figure rising by almost a third in one year and doubling over five.

The “snapshot” figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government found that 3,569 people were sleeping on the streets on a typical night in the autumn of 2015, compared to 2,744 the year before, marking an increase of 30 percent – the greatest single hike in the last 5 years.

Feb 26 13:40

CDC Docs Reveal Deceptive Media Campaign To Instill Fear, Anxiety To Push Flu Vaccine

Recently, a presentation stemming from the Centers for Disease Control regarding a flu vaccine awareness and uptake program has been making the rounds on a number of natural health and alternative media websites. Entitled “Increasing Awareness and Uptake of Influenza Immunization,”

Feb 26 13:33

Chris Christie Delivers Devastating Blow to Party Elites Resisting Trump

Trump gained a powerful surrogate responsible for the lowest moment in the campaign of one of his last Republican adversaries: Marco Rubio.

Feb 26 13:33


The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other U.S. intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies.

Feb 26 13:26


A spokesman for the German interior ministry announced on Monday that the government had approved the usage of Trojans to monitor suspected citizens. The interior ministry spokesman defended the government's decision, saying "basically we now have the skills in an area where we did not have this kind of skill." The program was already endorsed by members of the government in autumn 2015, the ministry said. Trojans are software programs, also known as malware, specially designed to get into users' computers. They are often used by hackers and thieves to gain access to somebody else's data.
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Feb 26 13:24


The EU has until a March 7 summit with Turkey to curb the number of migrants coming to Europe or else the bloc's migration system might "completely break down", migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday. "In the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. Otherwise there is a risk that the whole system will completely break down," Avramopoulos told a press conference after interior ministers dealing with the crisis met in Brussels. The EU official also warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis in Greece, the main arrival point for migrants in Europe, or on the western Balkans route most take to richer northern European countries.

Feb 26 13:14

A Hard Look at the Economy’s Health

Feb 26 13:05

Missed gold’s breakout? Read this…

Feb 26 12:59

Why McConnell Blocks Scalia Replacement

Many years ago, I worked on a documentary about the how and why of political TV ads. The primary focus was on two media consultants: the late Bob Squier, a Democrat; and Bob Goodman, Republican. One ad of which Goodman was especially proud was for a fellow in Kentucky running against Todd Hollenbach, Sr., the incumbent judge/executive of Jefferson County. Produced in 1977, the spot featured a farmer complaining about taxes that he claimed Judge Hollenbach had raised and then lied about.

Feb 26 12:57

Look What’s Happening to Gold Priced in OTHER Currencies

By David Smith

At the close of market on the Wednesday this essay was written, the price of one troy ounce of gold was US $1,229. A troy ounce of silver was trading at US $15.25.

Around the world, the price of gold and silver is most commonly quoted in U.S. dollars. As Americans, we tend to think this is the pricing “gold standard.” But it’s easy to forget that foreign investors generally pay for a purchase in their country’s dominant currency...

Feb 26 12:37

Caught On Tape: U.S. Test Fires Nuclear ICBM, Warns "We Are Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons"

Less than two years ago, news of Russia test-firing an ICBM just as the east Ukraine civil war was heating up, was sufficient to send the stock market into a brief tailspin. Since then, the launches of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles has become an almost daily occurrence, with the market hardly batting an eyelid.

In fact, it happened just last night at 11:01pm PST at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where - for the second time this week - the US test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in the past seven days, seeking to demonstrate its nuclear arms capacity at a time of rising strategic tensions with Russia, North Korea, China and the middle east.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, THAT is going to ratchet down world tensions!

Feb 26 12:24

Longstanding Hillary Clinton Ties to Monsanto

Her presidency would be nightmarish for world peace, popular interests and what remains of fundamental freedoms, a disaster risking full-blown tyranny and global war - vital to go all-out to oppose.

Her biotech/agribusiness ties began during the 1980s as a Rose Law firm lawyer. Monsanto and Tyson Foods were clients.

During her years as first lady in the 1990s, she supported harmful to health genetically modified foods and ingredients - while banning them from White House menus.

The Clinton and Bush II families ate organic foods, free from genetic manipulation and toxic pesticides.

As Obama’s secretary of state, she heavily pressured other countries to use and import GMOs. US taxpayer money continues promoting them worldwide, ignoring food safety.

Monsanto gave the Clinton Foundation up to a million dollars - dirty money buying influence. Last year, she hired former Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford to run her campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clinton wants you to vote for her "on her record"; this support for GMO companies is a big part of that "record".

Feb 26 12:20

Omar Nayef Zayed assassinated inside Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria

Bulgarian media and police sources are reporting that Omar was killed by falling from a high story of the building. They have noted that him being pushed is “not excluded.” “Israeli media have been the first to report explicitly that Omar was ‘assassinated.’ This comes as no surprise. They’re simply the most knowledgeable and honest about the workings of their government and its intelligence agencies,” said Joe Catron of Samidoun.

Feb 26 12:20

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults

Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.” That is because a panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders — particularly depression, at least to start with. Then, anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” often including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value but often come with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the best things you can do for yourself is educate yourself on now nutrition and exercise can positively benefit your health.

I am absolutely not "anti-Doctor" (we have one in the family, and she is terrific!) But remember the model they have been given: symptoms must be conventionally medicated.

And sometimes, in the medical/industrial complex, that conventional medication may do more harm than good.

And remember, as demonstrated with the Pfizer debacle, many doctors do take compensation from drug companies for prescribing "off book" drugs, which have never been specifically tested for symptoms a patient may have.

This is so "Old Soviet Union" I hardly know where to begin. And what I mean by that is, in the USSR, people who had differences of opinions with those of the government were isolated, sent to mental hospitals, and drugged out of their mind, until those opinions did conform to the official line (if they didn't die from bad drug reactions first).

Right now, the straight jackets are chemical, not physical; and these anti-depressant drugs are documented as having some really horrific side effects.

Feb 26 12:06

US Troops Headed to Front Lines in Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram

The Pentagon is prepared to approve a new plan to redeploy ground troops already in Nigeria to the front lines of that nation’s war against Boko Haram, saying they will be positioned close to fighting but in a purely “non-combat role.”

The troops were originally sent to Nigeria for “training” of that nation’s military for the war on terror, and the redeployment would have them in “advisory” roles, putting them right in the middle of the action.

The US has regularly couched ground deployments around the world as “non-combat” roles, and stuck to that official label even after those troops start getting involved in direct combat on a regular basis. The shift closer to the front line suggests Nigeria is simply following this tactic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know that the Pentagon spokespeople who are assuring the US that these "advisors" in Nigeria will be in purely "non-combat" rolls are lying.

Why?!? Because they open their mouths..... and words come out of them.

And why, you may ask, are US military fighting in Nigeria?!? As reported at http://www.resourcegovernance.org/our-work/country/Nigeria:

Nigeria is Africa's largest oil exporter, and the world's 10th largest oil producer, accounting for more than 2.2 million barrels a day in 2011. Oil revenues totaled $50.3 billion in 2011 and generated 70 percent of government revenues. Nigeria's hydrocarbons sector is at a crossroads as the current administration attempts to pass the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill.

Yes, oil prices are depressed right now; but they will not stay depressed forever (particularly if any rather spectacular war breaks out). The US wants to be in complete control of Nigerian oil, and the money in which that oil is sold.

That's why we are in Nigeria, folks.

Feb 26 11:56

Home About Antiwar.com Donate Blog US Casualties Contact Latest NewsOn Eve of Syria Ceasefire, US and Russia Prepare to Blame One Another for Failure

Just days ahead of the latest Syrian ceasefire, brokered by the US and Russia, both the US and Russia seem to be laying the groundwork for its quick collapse, and getting ready to blame one another for the pact not working.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused the US of redefining the terms of the ceasefire after the deal was already made, suggesting this was a deliberate attempt to sabotage the process by shifting expectations on what would happen on Saturday morning. Russia noted that the deal excludes ISIS and al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, and insists strikes against both will continue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Moving the goalposts", metaphorically, is what the US government is doing here, in order to not take any responsibility for a failure of cessations of military actions; and unfortunately, this cease-fire was engineered to fail.

What the US government is attempting to do here is create an illusion, for domestic consumption, that they really, really tried to stop the violence, but those darned "meanie Russkies" just prevented that from happening.

And Kerry's alleged "Plan B" ?!?!? The partition of the country of Syria, giving western-controlled areas all the oil and leaving the rest of Syria with...sand.

And to that end, he proposed a 10- 30,000 US troop invasion of Syria to create a "safe zone" in the country.

The invasion of a foreign country is an act of war; it is setting the stage for a war between the US and Russia, which was invited to Syria by their government in order to get rid of all of the jihadis (including those funded, trained, and equipped by the US government).

The US government has not been invited to this dance, and, predictably, is here for one reason and one reason only: engineering regime change in Damascus.

And oh, we can see through the lens of 20/20 hindsight just how well that has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, right?!?

It is a disquieting, but important moral truth, that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it; and the US government is at that moment yet again.

A war against Russia right now is a really, really, bad idea. And I say this because at this time in its history, the US military doesn't have the weapons, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to such a war; that makes the military scenario here very, very dangerous.

Feb 26 11:45

Ben Carson Questioned on the U.S. Government Funding of ISIS

By Derrick Broze

On February 25th the Republican Presidential Debate circus made its way to Houston, Texas. Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, Carson and Trump took to the stage to convince the people of Houston and millions of Americans that they deserve their support and vote.

Most of the candidates chose to continue the childish attacks which have become a staple in the American election cycle, and the corporate deadstream media played their typical role of lobbing softball questions at the candidates. Knowing that this would be the case I opted to attend the event as press and attempt to challenge these candidates...

Feb 26 11:41

UN’s Entire 21-Ton Food Drop on Syria ‘Lost or Damaged’

The UN made much of its air drop of 21 tons of food to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, at present controlled largely by ISIS but contested in fighting with Syrian troops. Today, the UN admitted that all 21 tons ended up either destroyed or “lost.”

Fearing that they’d get targeted by missiles, the plane flew at high altitude, and dropped the 21 palettes of food from up there, figuring they’d just parachute down into the drop area. That didn’t work nearly as well as they’d hoped.

Four of the 21 palettes’ parachutes just flat out didn’t open, and smashed into the ground, being destroyed. Seven others opened, and landed, but ended up in the middle of a field of land mines, so they can’t be recovered at any rate. The last 10 are the biggest mystery.

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Brilliant work, UN!

Please, the world is eager to know; were your military professionals using Ouija boards or dart boards to mess this drop up so badly?!?

I am having an industrial strength palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

And the people of Deir Ezzor are still sitting there, starving to death.

Feb 26 11:38

Marco Rubio: Poor Little Rich Boy Runs Into Real Estate Trouble

When it comes to sheer brazen corruption, chicanery and dishonesty there is one candidate who stands head and shoulders above everyone else and that is the right-wing Cuban-American and Tea Party darling Senator Marco Rubio of—naturally—the great State of Florida.

Mr. Rubio’s entire public image—the child of poor Cuban immigrants fleeing the repression of Castro’s Cuba who pulled himself up by his bootstraps and even now is a simple José Sixpack and family man—is less tethered to reality than The Wizard of Oz. For example, in his autobiography, An American Son: A Memoir, Mr. Rubio describes how he allegedly grew up poor and mowed the grass and walked dogs to make a bit of spare change. Technically this may be correct, but most poor kids don’t get paid by relatives heavily involved in narcotics trafficking and whose pets double as guard dogs for a drug cartel, as was the case with young Marco, a federal indictment shows.

Feb 26 11:35


On June 28, 2009, when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by a military coup. The United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization of American States condemned the coup, and on July 5, Honduras was suspended from the OAS.

Under longstanding and clear-cut U.S. law, all U.S. aid to Honduras except democracy assistance, including all military aid, should have been immediately suspended following the coup.

Why wasn’t U.S. aid to Honduras suspended following the coup? The justification given by Clinton’s State Department on August 25 for not suspending U.S. aid to Honduras was that events in Honduras were murky and it was not clear whether a coup had taken place. Clinton’s State Department claimed that State Department lawyers were studying the murky question of whether a coup had taken place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Clinton is saying over and over again, that she wants you to vote on her record.

Few things could be more indicative of the lies, coverups, and horrific things she allowed to happen during her tenure as Secretary of State than this coup.

Please remember; this coup is a part of her "record".

Feb 26 11:33

Replay: Donald Trump Rally In Fort Worth, Texas With Governor Chris Christie

This rally took place today at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Trump tears into Rubio in a very funny monologue: He said Rubio was "a nervous wreck, a basket case, he was putting on makeup with a trowel. Did you ever see a guy sweat like this? I thought he was going to die, Rubio - he was so scared like a little frightened puppy. It was like a robot -this guys cracking up on us. He was sweating so badly, I've never seen anything like it. I looked at the puddle on the ground and I was like, "what is that?!" This lightweight! I've never seen anything like it and he's a nasty guy. I'd call him a nasty little guy."

Feb 26 11:27

No dad, no money: Illinois GOP bill proposes cutting aid to single mothers, including rape victims

A new bill proposed by Illinois Republicans would strip single mothers and their children of financial aid. The draft law makes no excuse for rape victims who decide not to abort, but excludes in vitro mothers.
Currently in committee, the bill proposed by two GOP members, John Cavaletto and Keith Wheeler, would deny newborns birth certificates if their mothers will not or cannot provide the name of a biological father.

“Absent DNA evidence or a family member’s name, a birth certificate will not be issued and the mother will be ineligible for financial aid from the State for support of the child,” the bill reads.

The bill would also take away the state’s financial support for a child born to a single mother if she fails to provide the name of the biological father or bring DNA test results identifying him within 30 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to State Republicans Cavaletto and Wheeler; it is painfully obvious that you have not thought this through in any serious fashion.

And at the end of the day, it will be the kids of these moms, (if they are allowed to live) plus the moms, who will be punished, if this legislation is passed.

Are you seriously looking at forcing these single mothers to abort these children, if the pregnancy is within the state guidelines of dates of termination allowed, then sterilizing these women with some kind of permanent form of birth control?

Because gentlemen, that is sure as hell what it looks to me.

Could we not, please, be looking at something so draconian and punitive, to save the state of Illinois some money?!?

There is an article, from npr.org, to which both these gentlemen need to take heed:

Love them or hate them, contraceptives do save taxpayers money, Brookings concludes. The study, from the Brookings Center on Children and Families, looked at three different ways to prevent unintended pregnancies, which account for about half of all pregnancies in the U.S. All three approaches more than pay for themselves. But one -– increasing funding for family planning services through the Medicaid program -– clearly outshines the other two in terms of cost-effectiveness. Yes, you may have heard there are lots of ways to lower the rate of unintended pregnancy. There are mass media campaigns to urge young people to avoid unprotected sex. Other programs urge teens to delay having sex, or, as a fallback, teach them how to use contraception effectively. And then there's Medicaid's help low-income women afford the most effective contraceptive methods. But this study, using a simulation model devised by Brookings, is the first to estimate exactly how much could be saved using each method. It found that a national mass media campaign that would cost $100 million would result in about $431 million in savings to taxpayers, largely by reducing unintended pregnancy, particularly among people who don't make much money. Programs the Brookings researchers called "evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention," which combine an emphasis on abstinence "while also educating participants about how to use various methods of contraception" have both reduced the rate of sexual activity and increased the use of contraception. Spending $145 million on such programs would return $356 million to taxpayers, according to the model. But by far the biggest return on investment would come from expanding access to family planning through Medicaid, something made possibly through the 2010 Affordable Care Act. A $235 million investment there would lower taxpayer costs of $1.32 billion by preventing unintended pregnancies.

Logic dictates that education on pregnancy prevention is the key, here; not poorly-conceived legislation like this.

And PLEASE, for God's sake, do not punish the kid; their having been conceived and born, was not their fault, OK

Feb 26 11:11


Financial donations made to the U.S. Air Force Academy chapel later were used for cadets to participate in “witchcraft, ‘Faery Magick,’ and voodoo,” according to a new report from one of the leading Washington watchdog organizations.

Judical Watch, which has fought for the public’s right to know how government money is spent, including when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went profligate with $100,000 plus for in-flight treats, said it has obtained documents from the academy revealing in 2014 and 2015, the military school used its “Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund” for some pretty exotic expenditures.

The funds were used for worship services featuring witchcraft, the “Faery Magick,” voodoo and more, including a trip from cadets to a Wiccan festival in Denver and a Denver Witches Ball, the report said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they can out-fly the F-35, stop complaining! :)

Feb 26 11:07

Skull and Bones Member Robert Kagan Attacks Trump . Calls Him the GOP’s Frankenstein monster. Now he’s strong enough to destroy the party.

The Washington Post has a column from Skull and Bones globalist Robert Kagan. Patriarch Kagan is upset that Donald Trump and many Republicans aren't for a New World Order with no real borders.

Feb 26 11:06

The Debate – Iran Elections 2016 (Feb 25th)

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WRH gets a plug at 18:05

Feb 26 11:04

Everyone Donate $5 or $10 To WRH Today! Help Show Mike & Claire Your Appreciation For All Their Great Work

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Feb 26 11:03

L.A. is seizing tiny homes from the homeless

Escalating their battle to stamp out an unprecedented spread of street encampments, city officials have begun seizing tiny houses from homeless people in South Los Angeles.

Elvis Summers, who built and donated the structures, removed seven of the gaily painted wooden houses — which come with solar-powered lights and American flags — on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a scheduled city sweep.

Feb 26 11:02


Secretary of State John Kerry took his “Plan B” to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday. He said a proposed “safe zone” in Syria would require between 15,000 and 30,000 US troops.
“Our Pentagon estimates that to have a true safe zone in the north of the country you may have upwards of fifteen to thirty thousand troops. Now are we ready to authorize that? Are we ready to put them on the ground?” Kerry said.
The Obama administration previously discounted the idea of establishing a safe zone. On July 23 retired U.S. general John Allen said an “air exclusion zone” inside Syria was not “part of the conversation” with Turkey during negotiations allowing US planes to use the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to conduct airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Secretary Kerry: so, the US is planning a "boots on the ground" invasion of Syria?!?

Ah, Mr. Secretary, Russia was invited into Syria by the Syrian government in order to get rid of all the jihadists in this country, and Russia, working in tandem, with the Syrian military, has done a really remarkable job of doing just that.

How, sir, do you expect Russian President Putin to react to such an invasion?!?

I think, sir, THAT is a legitimate question for all Americans to be thinking about right now, because it would pretty much pave the way for a US war against Russia.

IS such a war the US government's ultimate goal?!?

Feb 26 11:02

"We Are Heading Into Anarchy": Official Says EU Will "Completely Break Down In 10 Days"

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg doesn’t want to have to skirt her country’s responsibilities under the Geneva Convention and she doesn’t want to trample over human rights either, but she will if she has to.

"It is a force majeure proposals which we will have in the event that it all breaks down,” Solberg said, in an interview with Berlingske, describing new measures she believes Norway may have to take if Sweden buckles under the weight of the refugee influx which saw some 163,000 asylum seekers inundate the country last year.

Feb 26 10:58


The U.S. Extends Its Drone War Deeper Into Africa With Secretive Base

Feb 26 10:57

Why the Euro is a Doomed Currency

By Doug Casey

The economy of the European Union is a constipated, sclerotic, malfunctioning entity that only registered real economic growth of 0.2% in the recent quarter—assuming you can credit their numbers at all. The continent is a giant monument to socialism, where everyone believes they can live at the expense of everyone else. As a result, the average European sees his government as a magic cornucopia, a source of unlimited wealth. When something goes wrong, Europeans look to their governments to “do something.” With this in mind, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi made the front pages by saying he is “ready to act” with a “whole menu of monetary policy instruments.”

This is central banker speak for “I’m willing to print an incredible amount of money in my attempt to keep my job and stimulate the economy by making people think they’re richer than they really are.”...

Feb 26 10:54

Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts

The Obama administration is on the verge of permitting the National Security Agency to share more of the private communications it intercepts with other American intelligence agencies without first applying any privacy protections to them, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, the 4th Amendment to the Constitution has just been completely eviscerated by this move.

Any attempt at reading my posts, emails, or texts, will reveal the following:

1. I love my husband.
2. I care about my friends.
3. I love creating music.
4. I love being involved in my church's music program.
5. I am a Christian pacifist activist who abhors violence, and encourages the US government to resolve geopolitical disputes through fair, moral, and disciplined negotiations with other countries.

Unfortunately, it's that last bit which has probably gotten me on a number of Persons of Interest lists.

But the irony here is, the bad guys have installed state of the art encryption into their systems to the point where neither the DHS or NSA can break into their communications.

Over the last years, Mike has presented 6 encryption challenges to the NSA, none of which were ever solved; the computer logs indicate that a lot of people downloaded these, but the end result was an epic fail.

In the words of my late grandmother, the horse is already out of the barn here.

Feb 26 10:53

Assad Adviser: West’s “Moderate Rebels” Are The “Only Opposition In The World Who Are Agents Of Foreign Countries”

By Brandon Turbeville

Bouthaina Shaaban has been an effective and dominating figure representing the Syrian government in Western media for years now. Having delivered a number of fiery rebuttals to Western governments and the claims made by their State Departments and media mouthpieces, the political adviser to President Bashar al-Assad has recently returned to the Western media circuit to respond to questions regarding fighting terrorism in Syria and the upcoming implementation of a U.S.–Russian brokered ceasefire there...

Feb 26 10:47

Anti-Hillary Clinton Hashtag Breaks the Internet 2 Days Before South Carolina Primary

Yesterday, when Ashley Williams interrupted Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser event in South Carolina, she intended to make a point. Williams, a Black Lives Matter activist, wanted Clinton to apologize to black people for supporting mass incarceration in the 1990s and once calling gang members, "super predators."

Feb 26 10:46

Syria in the Crosshairs: “The Syrian People are Against any Plans to Partition Syria!”

“The Syrian people have fought for five years against any partition plans for Syria. The Syrian people do not want any partition in Syria and I am sure they will succeed to keep the territorial integrity and unity of Syria.”

Feb 26 10:46

‘Path to 9/11’ Director Reveals How Clintons Had Film Banned in U.S.

In an explosive new interview, award-winning filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M., The Young Messiah) detailed how Bill and Hillary Clinton allegedly used their influence at Disney/ABC to effectively ban the 2006 miniseries The Path to 9/11, which examined the events leading up to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

As Breitbart’s John Nolte reported last year, the four-hour miniseries from the acclaimed Iranian-American writer-director presents an unflinching dramatization of the events leading up to 9/11, including an examination of then-President Bill Clinton’s failure to capture and kill its chief architect, Osama bin Laden. ABC reportedly spent $40 million to produce the miniseries, but shelved it indefinitely under alleged pressure from the Clintons.

Feb 26 10:42

Brian Eno: “Oscars’ swag bag is part of Israel’s cultural propaganda campaign”

Israel is using artists, again, to obscure its dismal human rights record. We must all demand the truth

Feb 26 10:41

Meet the Jewish Billionaires Shaping the 2016 Presidential Election

A quick look at the list of top political donors for 2014 reveals a striking fact:

At least a third of the most generous 50 mega-givers were Jewish. In fact, contributions from Jewish billionaires and multi-millionaires dominated the top 10 spots on the list.

Striking, yet unsurprising.

Feb 26 10:31


In a mass mailing to employees, CEO Bob Iger asked Disney people to make a regular contribution to Disney PAC to help the company lobby for expanded copyright laws, and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

The company explicitly advised employees that they wouldn't be penalized for failing to contribute.

The Disney PAC gave out $375 K in the 2014 election cycle.

Other companies have engaged in similar tactics. Citibank encourages its employees to donate to Citi PAC, whose mission is to promote impunity for international financial crimes and tax-funded bailouts of millionaires.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW! Talk about a corporate shakedown of their employees, writ large!!

The amount of hubris is amazing here.

Feb 26 10:27


European ministers have embarrassed David Cameron by voting to impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia on the same day the British prime minister praised the UK for selling “brilliant” arms to the country.

Speaking at a BAE Systems factory in Preston, the prime minister said the UK had pushed the sale of Eurofighter Typhoons to countries in the Middle East, including Oman and Saudi Arabia.

His comments come as a report by Amnesty International reveals that EU and US arms trading provided Saudi Arabia with arms worth billions of dollars in 2015. The Saudis are engaged in a military offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The latest figures from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) suggest some 6,400 civilians have been killed or injured in the conflict.

Cameron’s speech in Preston came at the same time the European Parliament voted to impose an EU-wide ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, citing criticism from the UN of its bombing in Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to the EU, and shame on David Cameron, and the British government, for having allowed these arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a country with a human rights record JUST to the right of that of Attila the Hun.

And what has Saudi Arabia done with these weapons?!? Enabled by the US government in a proxy war against Yemen, to reinstate the US puppet Al-Hadi, the Saudi Arabian military has slaughtered thousands of innocents, and their targets have included schools, hospitals, ambulances, and private residences.

Mr. Cameron, in this slaughter committed by the Saudi military, the British government has been complicit in war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

But hey, to the weapons manufactures in the UK, it's "money uber alles", right?!?

So at the end of the day, no one in the military industrial complex ever loses sleep about the bloody and immoral crimes against innocent civilians those weapons, in the hands of people who have had their consciences collectively, surgically removed, might perpetrate.

I mean, civilian non-coms, including children, women, and the medically fragile elderly getting blown to smithereens, are just collateral damage, right?!? No big deal.

And THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

You, David Cameron, and the British government, should collectively be hanging your heads in shame right now.

But you have no shame, do you, sir?!?

And no matter the torrent of brutal images of the carnage this war has created you see, day after day, through private intel dispatches, you have no utterly no moral qualms whatsoever about any degree of personal, or governmental, responsibility you hold for having been complicit in causing it to happen.

Because it's all about the money, right?!?!?

Feb 26 10:25

This should be the first thing you see when you google Hillary Clinton:

This film was banned by the Supreme Court from playing in theaters before the 2008 Democratic Primaries.

Reason stated “The factual finding of the three-judge district court was that there was “no reasonable interpretation [of the movie] other than as an appeal to vote against Senator Clinton”, thus making it “electioneering communication”

In otherwords, Truth makes her look bad so its not fair? or am i reading to much into this?

Feb 26 10:12

Russia Quashes Kerry's Talk of Syria Partition

State Department is making noises about willingness to abandon regime change and settle for a 'mere' partition of Syria, but Russia is having none of it

Feb 26 10:11

FLASHBACK - White House Vandalized In Transition, G.A.O. Finds

WASHINGTON, June 11— The General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, said today that ''damage, theft, vandalism and pranks did occur in the White House complex'' in the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush. The agency put the cost at $13,000 to $14,000, including $4,850 to replace computer keyboards, many with damaged or missing W keys.

Some of the damage, it said, was clearly intentional. Glue was smeared on desk drawers. Messages disparaging President Bush were left on signs and in telephone voice mail. A few of the messages used profane or obscene language.

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Feb 26 10:06

Ontario makes college tuition free for low income families making 50k or less a year. Increases grants for those making 83k or less a year.

Ontario students from low-income families won’t be paying tuition for college or university starting next year, part of an Ontario government plan to eliminate the “sticker shock” that deters so many from going on to post-secondary education.

Feb 26 10:06

Is This The Real Story Of What Happened Regarding Nagalase?

During several months of 2015, numerous physicians, who were researching the causes of autism and successfully healing autistics, suddenly met with untimely deaths, or what’s been referred to as “suicided.” Who knows what really happened; all we know is that those physicians no longer are on Planet Earth.

Two doctors, Bradstreet [3] and Gonzalez, were planning on publishing their findings, which centered around nagalase and GcMAF, a definite “smoking gun” if they would have been able to pull the trigger on their alleged findings regarding nagalase in vaccines.

Feb 26 10:06

770,000 names deleted from voter register in change to registration rules as critics claim Tories are ‘rigging the system’

Almost 800,000 potential voters were deleted from the electoral register under government changes to the system, official figures have confirmed.

Feb 26 10:05


Barack Obama recently stated that anyone that is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction“.

Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country? Last month, I wrote about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping the nation, but since then it has gotten even worse. Closing stores has become the “hot new trend” in the retail world, and “space available” signs are going up in mall windows all over the United States. Barack Obama can continue huffing and puffing about how well the middle class is doing all he wants, but the truth is that the cold, hard numbers that retailers are reporting tell an entirely different story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US economy is flailing, and rapidly going from bad to worse; no wonder those in the bowels of power in Foggy Bottom are so damned eager to start a world war, in an attempt to distract a very angry American public from the real reasons for their intense financial distress!!

Feb 26 10:05

Bernie Sanders: Flint’s ‘horrific’ water crisis should be a wake-up call for entire US

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told residents of Flint, Michigan, on Thursday their “horrific” water contamination crisis should be a wake-up call about the country’s crumbling infrastructure and required an emergency response.

“If there is any silver lining out of this tragedy, it is my hope that the American people will look at Flint and say, ‘never again,'” Sanders said on his first campaign visit to the city, where a cost-saving decision to switch the water supply has led to a public health crisis from lead contamination.

“We are looking at children being poisoned – if that is not an emergency, I just don’t know what an emergency is,” Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, told about 300 people jammed into a Flint church for a meeting that at times featured a freewheeling exchange with shouting residents.

Feb 26 10:04

North Dakota oil truck firm chief convicted of murder-for-hire plot against business rivals

The operator of an oil trucking firm was convicted on Thursday of orchestrating the killings of two business rivals competing for work in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch, prosecutors said.

A jury in federal court in Richland, in southeastern Washington state, convicted James Henrikson of hiring a man to kill Kristopher “KC” Clarke in February 2012 in North Dakota and Douglas Carlile in December 2013 in Spokane, Washington.

Henrikson faces the possibility of life in prison when he is sentenced on May 24 in Spokane, they said.

Feb 26 10:03

US general: US ready to conquer Russia

The United States was ready "to fight and to win," Russia in Europe, if necessary, said the head of the US European Command General Philip Breedlove, addressing the Armed Services Committee of the House of Congress.

I do not want to go to war, but we are obliged to offer opportunities for it, said Breedlove spoke about the necessity of increasing military forces in Europe, reports Sputnik.

In January, the US military command in Europe published a revamped military strategy on the European continent, which means the containment of Russia and NATO support.

Breedlove said that the United States studying the possibility of containment of Russia in the Arctic, but that has not prepared to say how it might be achieved.

Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said that Russia does not intend to engage in militarization of the Arctic and that its operations in that region abstained, but necessary.

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Feb 26 09:59

TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign

Tune into television coverage of the presidential campaign and undoubtedly you will hear from various pundits described as “former campaign strategists” and “political contributors” explaining the latest developments of the race. But in many cases, these pundits — though introduced as neutral experts on campaigns or party politics — in fact have financial ties to the candidates they praise on the air.

Several consultants who work at firms retained by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her affiliated Super PACs appear regularly on the major television networks, frequently touting Clinton.

A review of pundits on the major networks and cable news also found one prominent pundit who often praised Jeb Bush, without the network revealing her relationship with his campaign.

Feb 26 09:58


On July 21, of last year, Joyce Curnell, 50, of Edisto Island became very ill and was taken by ambulance to the hospital while complaining of nausea and vomiting. While she was in the hospital, somehow police were alerted to her presence over unpaid court fees and were dispatched to the scene. The sick woman was then arrested, while in the hospital, and brought to jail — where she would spend the rest of her life.

The family of Curnell has since filed a lawsuit after it was discovered that she was deprived of water until she died.

After she had been discharged from the hospital into police custody, the officers were given instructions to care for her. However, officers and jail medical staff “refused to provide any medical attention to (her) whatsoever,” the court documents stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love how police are interpreting the phrase "To protect and Serve" these days, not only in South Carolina, but other states as well.

How monstrous and soulless do police have to be, to forcibly take a sick woman from a hospital bed to jail, and just let her die, over....unpaid fines?!?

Ah, but in the 21st century, in Amerika, the corporate culture is also soulless and monstrous, with "money uber alles" as it's motto, isn't it?!?

And that, of course,thoroughly justifies the assassination of a woman who couldn't pay those $1,148.90 court costs, through jailhouse medical neglect, right?!?

Folks, we had damned well better start thinking about where we are going as a species, because incidents like this, which bear all the signs of wicked inhumanity and callous indifference to one's brothers and sisters, make me really fear for the future of humankind on this planet.

Feb 26 09:58

US and the Philippines move rapidly to implement military deal

Following the Philippine Supreme Court decision on January 12 upholding the Enhanced Defense Cooperative Agreement (EDCA) as constitutional, Washington and Manila are moving swiftly to activate the military basing deal.

Both governments have shed any pretence that the agreement merely seeks to enhance the US military’s ability to provide rapid humanitarian assistance and facilitate the modernization of the Philippine military. Instead, EDCA is rapidly being revealed as a key aspect in the comprehensive American military build-up throughout the Indo-Pacific region, as part of the US pivot to Asia aimed at subjugating China to its diktats.

Feb 26 09:57

“Buy Gold” As “Insurance Is Warranted” – Deutsche Bank

Buy gold as “insurance is warranted” Deutsche Bank have advised in a note issued today.

The embattled German bank has said that rising economic risks and market turmoil mean investors should buy gold for insurance.

Feb 26 09:57

US blocked talks with North Korea before nuclear test

A revealing article published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday lifted the lid on back-channel discussions between US and North Korean officials before Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test on January 6 and rocket launch on February 7.

To further its own right-wing political agenda, the newspaper suggested that Obama had made major concessions to North Korea. “Days before North Korea’s latest nuclear bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal,” the article stated.

Feb 26 09:57

Deepcut army recruit ‘ordered’ to have sex with fellow soldier, inquest hears

A young female trainee was ordered by a sergeant to have sex with a fellow recruit the night before she was discovered shot dead in Britain’s controversial Deepcut barracks, an inquest has heard.

Mark Beards, one of Private Cheryl James’ contemporaries at the training camp, was branded a liar by Ministry of Defence (MoD) lawyers on Thursday as he gave evidence at the inquest into the young woman’s 1995 death.

Feb 26 09:56

‘Die elsewhere’: Seriously ill refugee being pushed out of Australian-run processing center

Australian immigration authorities are putting intense pressure on a seriously ill asylum seeker to leave a processing center, leading to fears the man will die if he is deprived access to the current medical care he receives.

Mohammad Albederee, a 31-year-old Iraqi man who was recently granted refugee status by the Australian authorities, is being urged to leave the Regional Processing Center on Los Negros Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, which is run on behalf of the Australian government.

Feb 26 09:55

Friend or foe? State Dept, Pentagon split on whether Russia poses threat

As the US-Russia brokered Syrian ceasefire looms, Secretary John Kerry has been displaying a warm attitude towards Moscow, stressing mutual goals and cooperation, but the Pentagon appears to be reading from a different playbook, calling Russia an enemy.

Feb 26 09:55

The story of Louise: why the police have no case to answer, but I do

At 6pm on Monday I had a heart-sinking conversation with Louise, the woman who was the subject of my column that day.

In my third conversation with her that afternoon, as I was saying that she needed to talk to the police about the gang rape she alleged took place in 2002, she told me I was "oppressing" her.

Then she said: "I don't want to continue this conversation," and hung up.

She has remained incommunicado ever since.

This led quickly to three realisations. First, I was countenancing the near certainty that in the areas of her story where I had given her the benefit of the doubt, I had been wrong to do so.

Second, I had not considered the possibility that her story had been carefully constructed on a foundation of embellishments, false memories and fabrications.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another rape hoax, but at least this reporter had the honor to admit it and apologize.

Feb 26 09:50

Bulldozers to demolish Calais ‘Jungle’ after all, French court rules

The southern part of a refugee camp in Calais, France, known as ‘the Jungle’ is expected to be dismantled after a ruling from a court in Lille. Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart said the evacuation of occupants will take three weeks.

Feb 26 09:50

Man hospitalized after police allegedly beat him while he is having a seizure

An El Paso man tells KFOX14 Investigates he was beaten so violently he was in the hospital for days. Police said he was resisting arrest.

Feb 26 09:50

Syrian opposition groups agree to respect two-week truce

Armed opposition groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad say they will respect a two-week truce which begins at midnight local time on Friday. They warned, however, that the government must not launch attacks in the name of fighting terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, the big guns are turning to Lebanon.

Feb 26 09:45

VIDEO: During Debate Commercial Break, Cruz & Rubio CAUGHT Doing THIS!

Why did Cruz and Rubio stop attacking each other, and fire away Trump’s vulnerable issues like his donations to Democrats, his tax returns, and where his clothing line was manufactured?

After what the audience noticed during the commercial break, it became very clear! Cruz and Rubio were caught shaking hands and smirking at each other. The two rivals – who have spent millions of dollars slamming each other on television – set aside their fight to tag-team Trump.

Trump noted the candidates were “swinging for the fences” as he labeled Rubio a “choke artist” and Cruz “a liar.”

The result was the most contentious GOP primary debate in history!

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Feb 26 09:45


Russia is making consequent its decision last fall to ban the commercial planting of Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO in its agriculture acreage. The latest decision, effective February 15, 2016 does not at all please Monsanto or the US Grain Cartel.

On February 15, a Russian national import ban on soybeans and corn imports from the United States took effect. The Russian food safety regulator Rosselkhoznadzor announced that the ban was because of GMO and of microbial contamination and the absence of effective US controls on soybean and corn exports to prevent export of quarantinable grains, also known as microbial contamination. The Russian food safety regulator added that corn imported from the US is often infected with dry rot of maize. In addition, he said, corn can be used for GMO crops in Russia. The potential damage from import and spread of quarantinable objects on the territory of Russia is estimated at $126 -189 million annually.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Russian government!!

The politicians in DC are in bed with the GMO cartels, so Americans will not get any relief from illness-inducing GMO food any time soon, unfortunately.

In fact, they are SO in bed with the GMO cartels that the following has happened, as reported at http://www.justlabelit.org/dark-act/:

In 2014, Vermont became the first state to require mandatory GMO labeling. Connecticut and Maine have also passed GMO labeling laws that will go into effect once neighboring states pass similar laws and other states are currently looking to pass GMO labeling legislation. In response to these state efforts, Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) introduced federal legislation developed by food companies that we in the consumer rights community have dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK Act). This anti-GMO labeling bill passed the House of Representatives in 2015 and similar legislation has just been introduced by Senator Roberts and could pass the Senate any day. The Senate version of the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act would: Preempt states from requiring labeling of GMO foods. Strip the Food and Drug Administration of its jurisdiction over GMO food disclosures. Make it harder for companies like Campbell’s Soup to voluntarily disclose the presence of GMOs. Make it the responsibility of USDA to promote biotechnology to consumers. Continue the current, broken voluntary labeling system. Americans want the Right to Know: Polls show 90 percent of Americans support on package labeling of GMO food. 64 nations require labeling including Russia, China, the EU, and important trading partners in Asia. More than 4 million Americans have joined a petition urging FDA to require labeling of GMO food. Hundreds of food companies urged President Obama to honor his pledge to require GMO labeling. Dispelling GMO Labeling Myths: GMO labeling will not increase food prices. Companies frequently change labels to highlight new innovations or to make new claims. Voluntary labeling will not work. Companies have been allowed to make voluntary non-GMO disclosures since 2001, but consumers are more confused than ever. There is no “patchwork quilt.” Current state GMO labeling laws are virtually identical, so there will be no “patchwork quilt” of different state laws. The responsible solution to concerns over a possible future patchwork would be the establishment of a uniform, national mandatory labeling standard. GMO crops do not feed the world. Conventional and GMO corn and soybean yields have increased at the same rate. What’s more, S. farmers produce only 4 percent of rice, wheat, fruits, and vegetables, and most U.S. corn and soybeans are used for animal feed and ethanol, not food. GMO crops have increased herbicide applications. Widespread adoption of GMO crops has increased annual applications of glyphosate – a probable human carcinogen – from 16 million pounds to more than 280 million pounds. GMO crops have led to more toxic herbicides. As weeds have become resistant to glyphosate, farmers have turned to more toxic weed killers linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and reproductive problems.

Feb 26 09:44

BREAKING: We Know Who Won Last Night’s CNN GOP Debate!

But all the arguing with Trump doesn’t matter. Trump clearly explained his plans to stop illegal immigration, and defended attacks on his personal wealth. The other candidates tried their best, but nothing fazed Trump.

That’s why according to Google Search Trends, Trump is the winner of CNN’s Republican Debate!

As you can see from this chart, searches for Trump (in blue) dominate Rubio (in Red) and Cruz (in Yellow). As voters start paying attention to this race, Trump is taking all the oxygen out of the news cycle. The other candidates are left in the dust:

Feb 26 09:42

Brooklyn rabbi charged with sexually abusing teenage boys gets just 60 DAYS in prison and six years probation 

A Brooklyn rabbi accused of sexually assaulting several teenage boys was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 days in jail and six years on probation.

In 2013, Yoel Malik was charged with the sexual assault of four boys aged between 13 and 16.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics!

Feb 26 09:41

NY Bishop Rape Shames Abuse Victims: Boys Are ‘Culpable’ For Their Actions At 7 Years Old

Bishop Robert Cunningham of the diocese of Syracuse, NY doesn’t think priests should take all of the blame for decades, if not centuries, of sexual abuse against young boys. According to Cunningham, the “age of reason” in the Catholic church is seven, so those boys are culpable for their actions.

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I ... must ... not ... puke ... cannot ... afford ... new ... keyboard ...

Feb 26 09:32

4 Dead And 14 Wounded (10 Critically) In Mass Shooting In Kansas!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the comments. There was a drill taking place at the same time.

Feb 26 09:30

Kuwaiti Embassy Advises Citizens to Leave Lebanon

The Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut advised on Wednesday citizens to leave Lebanon unless it was necessary to stay, Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) reported.

In a statement, the embassy also called on the Kuwaitis tending to travel to Lebanon to re-consider their plans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, Lebanon just got shoved to the top of the Special High Interest Targets list!

Feb 26 09:27

'Look what the swine flu jab did to my son': Disturbing clip shows 10-year-old fitting, writhing and falling asleep every time he laughs

As Josh Hadfield laughs while watching a film on his iPad, his eyes close and he appears to have a seizure.

This unnerving video shows the 10-year-old writhing around on the sofa, immediately becoming floppy and falling asleep every time he chuckles.

The footage, released by his mother Caroline, clearly shows the difficulties of living with narcolepsy, which Josh developed within three weeks of receiving the swine flu jab in 2010.

Not only did he fall asleep every five minutes until doctors gave him medication, he also suffers attacks of cataplexy - where he loses control of his body due to muscle weakness.

Feb 26 09:23

Shiite cleric Sadr leads 1 million man anti-gov’t demonstration

Gathering in Baghdad’s central Tahrir square the protestors shouted and waved posters of ‘no to corruption and corrupts,”

Sadr who gave Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi an ultimatum last month to carry out his reform plans or face mass demonstrations, delivered a speech to the protesters in which he blamed the government for the current financial crisis.

“This demonstration is the voice of the displaced people and the oppressed Sunnis,” he said over loud speakers. “We disown any corrupt party or personality,”

The cleric said that the current government was not a true representative of his party or people.

In his warning message earlier this month Sadr, whose party has 34 seats in parliament, said that the former government of Nouri al-Maliki was responsible for the fall of Mosul and Abadi’s cabinet must hold them to account.

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Translation: Kick out the US puppet rulers!

Feb 26 09:21


Feb 26 09:19


One must control essentially five human endeavors to implement
: NWO control over an individual. Once these are locked up
: with absolute enforceable rules, so to speak, human
: independence ceases to exist, and is totally governed by
: "THE MAN". These are, in no certain order:
: Societal: (rules governing personal intercourse with
: others)
: Political: (rules of who/what is one's personal ruler)
: Educational: (rules of what you are allowed to know/learn)
: Religious: (rules defining your personal works and mental
: beliefs)
: Economic: (rules concerning the use of the fruits of your
: labor)

: For most people, the economic control has by far the greatest
: impact on their lives. In a word..It is MONEY..

Feb 26 09:15

The Staggering Cost of Israel to Americans

Israel has a population of approximately 7.8 million, or a million fewer than the state of New Jersey. It is among the world’s most affluent nations, with a per capita income similar to that of the European Union.[1] Israel’s unemployment rate of 5.8% is better than America’s 7.3%,[2] and Israel’s net trade, earnings, and payments is ranked 30th in the world while the US sits in last place at a dismal 193rd.[3]

Yet, Israel receives more of America’s foreign aid budget than any other nation.[4] The US has, in fact, given more aid to Israel than it has to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined—which have a total population of over a billion people.[5]

And foreign aid is just one component of the staggering cost of our alliance with Israel.

Feb 26 09:13


Imprisoned Palestinian hunger-striker Muhammad al-Qiq on Friday ended a grueling 94-day hunger strike that has brought him close to death after his lawyers struck an eleventh hour deal with the Israeli authorities.

Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, told Ma’an that while Israel had not agreed to al-Qiq’s immediate release, a “compromise” had been reached.

Israel’s six-month administrative detention sentence against al-Qiq will not be renewed, while his lawyers managed to push the date of his release back to May 21, he said.

Feb 26 09:13


The project, a joint initiative by “Breaking the Silence,” Peruvian Pulitzer Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, Chabon, and Waldman, will host a delegation of authors on both sides of the Green Line this year to allow them to learn about the different aspects of Israel’s military presence in the Palestinian territories. The authors will visit West Bank villages and East Jerusalem, and will meet Israeli and Palestinian human rights activists, academics, and legal experts.

Surely to be a MUST read …. look for it soon

Feb 26 08:39

Desperate migrants try to HANG themselves in Athens square as struggling Greece warns it won't become a 'warehouse of souls'

Greece has warned it would not be turned into ‘warehouse of souls’ by the rest of the Europe after tens of thousands of migrants were left trapped in the country.

Two desperate men yesterday attempted to hang themselves in a square in the centre of Athens as frustrations grew with border closures that have stopped people leaving.

Feb 26 08:38

Up to half of children diagnosed with asthma might NOT have the condition

Asthma could be mis-diagnosed in up to half of children found to have the condition, according to a study.

The research has been conducted in the Netherlands but is being published in the British Journal of General Practice.

It is also being taken into account by officials at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as they reconsider procedures for diagnosis.

The study - published in the Daily Telegraph - follows claims by the NHS watchdog last year that a third of 'asthmatic' adults showed no clinical signs and had probably been misdiagnosed.

Feb 26 08:36

MPs get ANOTHER pay rise worth almost £1,000 just a year after their salaries were boosted by a massive 10 per cent

MPs have been handed a new 1.3 per cent pay rise from April, just a year after their pay rose by 10 per cent.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) confirmed today it would press ahead with the new salary increase, which is worth almost £1,000 a year.

An MP's basic pay will now be £74,962. The average annual wage in the UK is £27,600 according to official statistics.

Feb 26 08:24

Kerry’s Plan B For Syria Equals Brookings, Brzezinski Plan A

By Brandon Turbeville

In his testimony to a U.S. Senate committee regarding the Syria ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Russia, Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t express much optimism for the success of the plan. That is not surprising, however, since no informed observer has any real hope for the success of the ceasefire because the agreement seems to lie largely in the hands of the Western-backed terrorists, none of whom are moderates.

Despite the lack of enthusiasm in his presentation, Kerry went through the motions of Congressional testimony when an agreement has already been made and a public show is required for mass consumption. What was telling about his testimony, however, is Kerry’s allusion to a mysterious “Plan B” if the ceasefire agreement does not work...

Feb 26 08:17

The ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Issue & American Presidents

At the time of our nation’s founding Benjamin Franklin obtained three copies of Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel. There is a record of the acquisition from Franklin backing this up that still exists today. I’ll quote that in a moment. It was the preeminent guide on the subject. Franklin put one in a library, sent one to the College of Massachusetts, and brought one to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia for the delegates to use, which they did.

This book they used defines “natural born citizen” clearly as a person born in a country, both of whose parents are citizens of the country at the time of birth. It’s a plain, clear definition of the term they used in the Constitution.

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Vattel's definition of a natural born citizen: Law of Nations, Book I, Ch. XIX, at § 212:
§ 212: The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.

Under this definition, Rubio is also ineligible to be President as his parents were Cuban citizens.

Feb 26 08:14

WHY US Voters Are Picking Trump in the Republican Primaries by a Landslide Margin (by more than 10 percentage points).

These are a few key reasons that interested outside observers, who only get edited sound bites of the election race on TV, might want to consider:

1. Trump has a celebrity tough-guy and anti-PC persona that appeals to many Republicans (and independents) despite the fact he's also said a lot of things (and been taken out of context) that have offended various voting groups throughout the campaign.

2. (Possibly the most important point) If you listen to his speeches he correctly identifies the economic crisis situation the US faces - that REAL UNEMPLOYMENT is through the roof (it's actually around 20%). He's the only candidate reflecting this reality.

Feb 26 08:13

UN’s Entire 21-Ton Food Drop on Syria ‘Lost or Damaged’

The UN made much of its air drop of 21 tons of food to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, at present controlled largely by ISIS but contested in fighting with Syrian troops. Today, the UN admitted that all 21 tons ended up either destroyed or “lost.”

Feb 26 08:12

22 years after the Ibrahimi mosque massacre, Palestinians still suffer consequences

On the 25th of February 1994, a US citizen residing in the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement entered the Ibrahimi mosque in the early morning during the month of Ramadan. Baruch Goldstein, dressed in his army uniform, opened fire on the Palestinians that were crammed inside for the prayer. He killed 29 men and boys and injured dozens before people overpowered him and beat him to death.

That day, many more Palestinians were killed in Hebron during riots protesting the massacre that had occurred, in front of the mosque and the hospital where the injured were treated, as well as in the cemetery were the dead were being buried. In the next few days, protests and marches happened all over the West Bank and across historic Palestine. It is believed that in total, in these few days, 50 to 70 Palestinians were killed, and over 250 were injured.

Feb 26 08:08

Poll: Trump has massive Mass. lead

Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump is lapping the field in Massachusetts, according to a WBUR poll released on Friday.

Trump leads in the state with 40 percent support among GOP voters, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 19 percent support each.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) places fourth with 10 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 5 percent.

Feb 26 08:07

Trump leads post-debate online polls

Donald Trump was the resounding winner of Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Houston, according to two online surveys.

According to a Drudge Report survey that has attracted more than 120,000 votes, 63.8 percent said Trump won the debate, followed Ted Cruz, at 17.9 percent, Marco Rubio, at 12.8 percent, John Kasich, at 3.6 percent, and Ben Carson, at 2 percent.

A Time magazine online poll of 17,000 people found the billionaire businessman taking 71 percent, followed by Rubio, at 18 percent, Kasich, at 6 percent, Cruz, at 4 percent, and Carson, at 2 percent.

Feb 26 08:06

The Cusp of Madness

President Trump is going to usher in a new age of American prosperity by halting the influx of cheap third-world labor and reversing the outflow of jobs begun by serial rapist Bill Clinton’s treasonous authorization of NAFTA. The controlled demolition of Jeb Bush’s vacuous limp-dicked campaign was the most brilliant thing Trump has done in his entire career. Jeb can now retire to the family compound to do endless rails of cocaine and have crazy sex with his mutant hobbit wife. Marco Rubio is a Cuban closet faggot from fucking Florida who can barely control his gay lisp, and Ted Cruz, as we all know now, is the Zodiac Killer. No threat to Trump there. Marco can go back to getting loaded on Molly and dancing around in sweaty gay discos with his shirt off, and Ted can go back to doing whatever it is that retired serial killers do.

Feb 26 08:05

Donald Trump Out Front in Florida, Besting Marco Rubio in New Poll

Trump takes 45 percent of Florida Republicans with Rubio in second with 25 percent.

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In Rubio's home state, no less!

Feb 26 08:03

Merkel left red-faced as Germany admits 130,000 arriving refugees have now VANISHED

The government admitted the shock statistic, which represents 13 per cent of the number of migrants who have arrived since the beginning of 2014, in answer to a question posed in the Bundestag parliament on Thursday by the Left Party.

It means they have left Germany to wander into other countries after initial registration, or they have disappeared underground.

Feb 26 08:03

CALAIS AT WAR: Thousands of migrants scream 'UK! UK!' in violent riot as Jungle spared

CALAIS descended into open warfare last night as thousands of migrants rampaged through the town yelling "UK! UK!" as they made their way back to the crime-ridden Jungle camp.

Feb 26 08:02

Brussels time bomb: EU burying power-grab laws until AFTER referendum

Brussels bureaucrats are biding their time in the hope that the UK stays part of the EU, sources claim.

They then plan to demand €20billion more for their budget, expand freedom of movement and beef up human rights in a "Pandora's box" of new rules.

According to MEPs and diplomats, the measures are being kept quiet for fear they could alienate Britain for good.

Feb 26 08:01

Fox News Mocks Woman on Minimum Wage Who Can't Afford Food: It's the 'Lifestyle You Chose'

As usual, the network assumes poverty is a choice.

Feb 26 08:01

Making a killing from 'austerity': the EU's great privatisation fire sale

Europe's economic crisis has offered vast business opportunities to an all-powerful nexus of financial interests that have snapped up valuable state assets at bargain basement prices, defrauding the poorest countries of countless billions of euros, write Sol Trumbo & Nick Buxton. The EU's highest institutions are in the grip of a deep, systemic corruption that knows no boundaries.

Feb 26 08:00

Apple iPhone 7 concept: Crazy flexible widescreen display and curved edges shown off in video

Crazy concept videos for Apple's iPhone have been around for as long as the iPhone has existed, but this one might take the cake for being the most outrageously barmy.

This impossibly bizarre concept design for the iPhone 7 would bring advances in curved and flexible displays to a logical (or should that be illogical?) conclusion: a screen that could stretch out to the size of tablet with the click of a button. Marvel at the impossibly impractical creation below:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Apple caves into the government on privacy, I won't buy it. I am going back to two Dixie cups and a waxed string to talk to my wife! :)

Feb 26 07:57

Riyadh blacklists 4 firms, 3 people over alleged Hezbollah links

Riyadh has blacklisted four firms and three individuals it accused of having links to Hezbollah, the Saudi interior ministry said Friday.

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From this and other indications, it looks like the US and its gang of thugs are taking a pause on Syria, and plan to invade and conquer Lebanon (Israel still wants that Litani river) to create a larger front for a ground invasion of Syria.

Feb 26 07:53

Do Americans Live In A False Reality Created By Orchestrated Events? — Paul Craig Roberts

Most people who are aware and capable of thought have given up on what is called the “mainstream media.” The presstitutes have destroyed their credibility by helping Washington to lie—“Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” “Russian invasion of Ukraine,” and so forth. The “mainstream media” has also destroyed its credibility by its complete acceptance of whatever government authorities say about alleged “terrorist events,” such as 9/11 and Boston Marathon Bombing, or alleged mass shootings such as Sandy Hook and San Bernardino. Despite glaring inconsistencies, contradictions, and security failures that seem too unlikely to be believable, the “mainstream media” never asks questions or investigates. It merely reports as fact whatever authorities say.

Feb 26 07:52

Zionist Propaganda and Deception

There is an interesting kind of inversion in Zionist propaganda whereby that which the Zionist accuses his enemy of doing, he is doing himself. Sometimes it is called projection, but in this case it is not a psychological flaw; it is done consciously for the purpose of deceit. So another word seems appropriate. Here is a case in point.