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May 17 09:54

Israel diverting attention by hyping Saudi role in 9/11: Analyst


The Israeli spy agency Mossad is trying to cover its tracks as the real perpetrator of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by hyping a congressional report that may implicate Saudi Arabia, says an American author and sociopolitical psychologist.

May 17 09:52

Bowe Bergdahls’ Former Platoon-Mates Endorse TRUMP – Then Drop a Bomb on Hillary

The reason I’m voting for Donald Trump is because Hillary Clinton came out and told the mothers and widows of the Benghazi victims that their sons were killed over a video. Well, when those same mothers and widows came out and said that’s what Hillary told them, she proceeded to call them a liar. If a person is willing to call a Gold Star Mother or Widow a liar, there is NO LIE she will not tell the American public.

May 17 09:51

Trump and Sanders Shift Mood in Congress Against Trade Deals

Congress has embraced free trade for two generations, but the protectionist bent of the 2016 election campaign may mark the end of that era.

The first casualty may be the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which was already facing a skeptical Congress. A European trade pact in the works may also be in trouble.



Taboola
May 17 09:50

"Latest Foster Cover-Up Book Not Completely Worthless" Article draws retraction demand from "author."

Peschmann’s Scalice passage appears on page 106 of her book. At this point the reader might as well just continue with his Internet reading and ditch the book. The Knowlton appendix referred to—by dint of the judges’ decision as much a part of the official report as the work of Starr’s team—thoroughly destroys Peschmann’s thesis. She guesses that Foster, after going out and eating some more somewhere, came back to the White House shortly after 5 o’clock and shot himself in his office with his own gun and was then transported to Fort Marcy Park and dumped there by panicked fellow White House lawyers working late.

We learn from Knowlton’s document, though, that the widow, Lisa, was shown a silver gun and told that it was the one found at the park, when the gun found at the park was black and therefore not the one that the family brought up from Arkansas. The gun, then, appears to have been planted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

Peschmann’s book was a clear attempt to reframe the Vincent Foster murder and bury it at a time when Hillary's campaign has revived interest in the matter.

Peschmann is attempting to reconcile the copious amounts of contradictory evidence in the Foster case with the theory that Foster's body was moved, while preserving the claim that Foster killed himself, then was moved because his death occurred somewhere embarrassing, therefore, according to Peschmann, people should simply stop talking about Vince Foster, at least until after November!

Peschmann has now sent a demand for retraction and apology to DC Dave and to the websites that cross-posted his critique, claiming that pointing out the factual inaccuracies in the book qualifies as defamation.

In fact, Peschmann ignores key facts that undermine the "Foster really did kill himself, just somewhere other than Fort Marcy Park" theory. It is documented that the gun found with the body in Fort Marcy Park did not in fact belong to Vince Foster. It is a documented fact that the FBI fraudulently manufactured the testimony of Lisa Foster to claim the dark blued gun found with the body was the "silver colored" (The FBI's description) was the nickle-plated revolver Foster inherited from his father. Perschmann claims that Foster's blood had dried by the time Foster's body was found, yet when the body was moved, fresh blood flowed out of the wounds, staining Foster's shirt! There is a medical report of a wound to Foster's neck, which was then whited over!

It is not defamatory to point out errors in a published work.

One very alert reader write in to ask how many people planning to commit suicide go out for dinner first!

But let us stipulate for a moment that Perschmann is correct, that Vince Foster really did kill himself, and the body moved by a panicked White House staff. That is still Obstruction of Justice, and that is an impeachable offence!

More about the murder of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster is HERE.

May 17 09:49

Anti-War Is Pro-American

Thomas Jefferson declared the American way of interacting with the world to be “peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.” However, over the course of at least the past seven decades, the US government has turned this admonition on its head.

May 17 09:49

Panama Papers reveal George Soros' deep money ties to secretive weapons, intel investment firm

Billionaire George Soros, who has spent millions of dollars financing Democrats and left-wing causes, used a controversial Panamanian law firm to establish a web of offshore investment partnerships that operate around the world and out of the scrutiny of U.S. regulators, according to leaked documents.

The so-called Panama Papers, a trove of 11.5 million financial documents tracing the Mossack Fonseca law firm’s efforts to help politicians, celebrities and criminals shield their money from taxes, contain links to Soros, who funds the journalism group that is disseminating the information. So far, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has been silent on its benefactor’s ties to the law firm.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: Soros and all the other people named in the Panama papers did this...because they could, and because it was "street legal" to do this in the countries where these shell companies were founded.



May 17 09:48

Big Candy Breaks Up With GMO Sugar Beets, Leaves GM Producers In Lurch

Despite a world-wide economic depression, U.S. consumers appear to be fighting back against the power of Big Agri and GMO food corporations. After seizing control of virtually all the means of production of sugar beets, GM food corporations might be getting dealt a blow that resembles a self-imposed checkmate. Ever since around…

May 17 09:45

6 free tools that stop Windows 10 from spying on everything you do

Below you’ll find six different apps covered, along with brief descriptions. Click on the name of any app to download it.

May 17 09:43

We’re Jammin’! RAF Fries ISIS Communications In Libya With New High-Tech Plane

Royal Air Force personnel have tested out their new high-tech jammer plane by bombarding Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) communications over Libya.

The action was carried out from a Rivet Joint aircraft, which reportedly attacked the militants’ comms for up to 40 minutes after simply locking onto their frequencies and blasting them with interference.



May 17 09:43

WEAPONS HEADED TO LIBYA – HILLARY CLINTON’S INTERVENTIONIST DISASTER CONTINUES TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL

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.?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF past is prologue to the future, this is the kind of industrial-strength disaster, necessitating more interventions to "cure the problems the US government left originally" we will see from a Clinton foreign policy.

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May 17 09:35

California Senate Reluctant To Repeal Drug Sentencing Policy

In this Episode of Rattling the Bars, Eddie Conway takes a close-up look at California’s prison system.

May 17 09:31

Monsanto CEO Has “Feels” Hurt By GMO Debate

Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s CEO, is having a rough time these days. He’s upset about the state of the country and uncivilized debates. More specifically, Grant is upset over the “heated rhetoric” surrounding the GMO debate in America. “The thing that drives [me] a little bit nuts, and is the frustrating piece in…

May 17 09:29

WOW: MILLIONS Of Crabs Wash Up On Newport Beach, Calif. Coastline

This is the most bizarre and horrible thing I've ever seen in Newport, and I've been going there since I was a kid. Corporate news reports acknowledge that such crabs are virtually unheard of for Newport in the first place, not having been seen there for decades. Some reports blame the bizarre 'biblical proportion' event on the warm water of El Nino, but the Orange County Register admits that experts aren't really sure of the cause. There is a sea of dead red crabs blanketing the beach for MILES, as far as the eye can see! I think it probably has to do with the Fukushima disaster, as certain data indicates.

May 17 09:23

IN PHOTOS ~~ NAKBA DAY DEMOS CONTINUE IN NEW YORK AND IN PALESTINE

NAKBA DAY EVENT-NYCITY HALL & MARCH ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

May 17 09:20

OH THE HYPOCRISY! Watch Hillary Clinton Blast George Bush For Using Secret Email Accounts ...

She is pitiful and pathetic...

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May 17 09:19

The GOP Finally Gets It: "People Just Don't Care, Trump Rewrote The Playbook"

In a shocking moment of clarity, that should also send shivers up the spine of the Democratic party, Republican chairman (and implicity voice of 'the establishment') Reince Priebus admitted on various Sunday talk-shows that campaign traditions don't apply to the so-called Teflon Don noting that "the public just wasn't interested" in his taxes or the various 'stories' that the Deep State is throwing at him. "I don't think the traditional playbook applies.. We've been down this road for a year. And it doesn't apply," Priebus exclaimed, and why the Clinton campaign is likely scrambling, "He's rewritten the playbook."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, what Reince Priebus is undergoing is a shocking display of self-delusion. Trump didn't need to re-write the playbook. The public lost interest in politics as usual because politics as usual isn't working for them. They are looking for a real change of direction, not just more promises of hope and change. The establishment destroyed itself, but cannot admit it, so they prefer to see their decline as Trump somehow changing the rules which kept them in power. It is much simpler than that. The American people want the old guard out!



Lockerdome
May 17 09:14

5 Huge Stories The Media Ignored While Arguing Over Which Bathroom To Use

Americans are prone to obsessing over seemingly frivolous headlines. Over the past year, we’ve seen the media drive emotional feeding frenzies on everything from the Starbucks red cup scandal to the superficial Confederate flag saga that ultimately glossed over the true foundations of racism in the U.S. Regardless of what the subjective opinion may be, the United States populace tends to feel inclined to indulge in heated, dramatic conversations about the morality of apparently inanimate objects.

May 17 09:13

President Obama’s Vietnam Visit Signals Tighter Economic Ties With Former Wartime Foe

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week for the first time in his two-term administration. The trip offers the latest sign of tightening economic and security ties between the U.S. and Vietnam — one of Asia’s fastest growing economies and an increasingly pivotal player in regional politics.

Obama will arrive just months after the U.S., Vietnam and 10 other nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive international trade pact designed in part to give American companies more access to Asia-Pacific markets. The president’s trip also comes as Vietnamese leaders seek to improve U.S. relations as a hedge against China’s more assertive foreign policy.

May 17 08:58

Whites Need Not Apply: BBC Advertises ‘Black, Asian, Or Minority’-Only Positions

A range of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television departments, programmes, and radio stations are currently offering highly desirable, paid internships, but white people are prohibited from applying.

May 17 08:58

Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests: Hillary Clinton Vs. Bernie Sanders Election Fraud Allegations

At the end of the climactic scene (8 minutes) in HBO’s Emmy nominated Hacking Democracy (2006), a Leon County, Florida Election official breaks down in tears. “There are people out there who are giving their lives just to try to make our elections secure,” she says. “And these vendors are lying and saying everything is alright.” Hundreds of jurisdictions throughout the United States are using voting machines or vote tabulators that have flunked security tests. Those jurisdictions by and large are where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is substantially outperforming the first full wave of exit polling in her contest against Senator Bernie Sanders.


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Owl 2
May 17 08:43

More Clinton Emails!

This week we received Department of State emails showing that, during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, Laura Pena, a top aide to Clinton, helped push through the political appointment of Bryan Pagliano, a former Hillary for President IT director, to a political position in the IT group at the State Department.

Yes, that’s a bit odd.

The newly released documents also show the involvement of Patrick Kennedy, under secretary for management, in Pagliano’s hiring.

The emails show that others in the State Department International Resource Management (IT division) in which Pagliano would work questioned why a political appointee was being placed in the office. And the emails reveal that a political appointee could not even report directly to a superior in the International Resource Management division, raising further questions among Pagliano’s supervisors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bryan Pagliano is the man who set up Hillary's private server in her home, and now has an immunity deal in the FBI investigation.

May 17 08:42

Hundreds of passengers miss their flights due to TSA checkpoints

450 American Airline passengers missed their flights from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as result of lengthy lines for security checkpoints operated by Transportation Security Administration staff, and were forced to sleep in cots at the airport. Passengers also missed their flights due to long lines at airports in Dallas, New York, and Atlanta. This comes as American air travel reaches record highs. RT America’s Brigida Santos has more.



May 17 08:40

Actor Antonio Sabato: 'Only Way GOP Will Win Is With Trump'

Surprisingly good interview with Fox. Sabato explains why he supports Donald Trump.

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May 17 08:36

Judicial Watch Seeks Hillary Clinton Testimony

Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a proposed order for discovery with a federal court that seeks the testimony of Hillary Clinton about her use of non-state.gov email account(s) for official State Department business. Judicial Watch’s discovery plan also seeks the testimony of Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff; and Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff, as well as other current and former State Department officials. Judicial Watch proposes the testimony take place over 12 weeks.

Today’s filing comes in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records and communications in the Secretary’s Office related to the since discredited talking points used by then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to describe the nature of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they are also talking to Sullivan, then they are pursuing Hillary's violation of Title 18 Sec 793!

May 17 08:34

100 MPs, 300 Business Leaders Want UK Out Of EU

Around 100 UK parliamentarians and more than 300 business leaders have called for Britain to leave the EU in June’s referendum.



May 17 08:33

CIA “Accidentally” Deleted and Destroyed Its Only Copy of Senate Torture Investigation

By Andrew Emett

As the government continues to suppress the entire 6,700-page Senate Torture Report, the CIA inspector general’s office recently admitted to “mistakenly” destroying their only copy of the classified report. Although CIA Director John Brennan possesses another copy of the torture report, he refuses to send a replacement to the internal watchdog’s office...

May 17 08:28

JUDICIAL WATCH REPORT: MUSLIM TERRORISTS SNEAK INTO U.S. WITH HELP OF DRUG CARTELS

“Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas,” the group reported. “Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year,” according to information provided to Judicial Watch by a source identified only as “a high-ranking Homeland security official in a border state.”

According to the intelligence, Khabir now provides training to thousands of jihadis – mostly from Syria and Yemen – at a base in near Ciudad Juarez, which is located just across the border from El Paso, Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Bozos inside the Beltway are planning a new terror false-flag to try to reignite the war fever in the American people!

May 17 08:25

WATCH: Badass Finnish Girls Kick The Crap Out Of Somali Migrants

These guys thought they could get away with stealing from the store because a girl was working behind the counter. They were VERY incorrect in this assumption.

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Owl 3
May 17 08:21

'Worst' charity for veterans run by VA employee

When contacted by CNN, Burch asked that we not contact him at his job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but he refused to answer phone calls placed to his home. CNN tried to confront Burch as he drove home from work in a black Rolls Royce, but upon seeing a CNN camera crew, Burch gunned the Rolls Royce down his suburban Washington, D.C. street and disappeared.

May 17 08:20

Krauthammer on New Trump 'Scandals': If That's the Best They've Got, Then Plan for Inauguration

Krauthammer said: "It looks as if the Times had 50 interviews, spent a lot of money and time, knew it didn't really have a story, came out exactly with...a story that was nuanced, interesting, but there was nothing scandalous about it.

"If this is the best that the Times and the press can do trying to create scandal around Donald Trump, it's time to plan for the inauguration."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is really obvious is that if those same media presstitutes and whorespondents put that same effort into the Clintons, they would have hit real scandal in just 15 seconds!

May 17 08:19

Three bombings in Baghdad kill 63: police, medical sources

Three bombings killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 100 in Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said, extending the deadliest spate of attacks in the Iraqi capital so far this year.



Carambola
May 17 08:18

Rev. Al Sharpton IS GOING TO PRISON!?!

According to American News, Obama’s new law H.R. 22 moves to strip passports from anyone who owes more than $50,000 in back taxes. The law went into affect this year, and Obama clearly wasn’t aware that it could hurt one of his closest friends and allies.
The always delusional Sharpton, however, doesn’t seem to be worried.

“We’re talking about old taxes,” he commented. “I think it’s political.”

Sharpton seems to not understand that not paying your taxes is ILLEGAL! Either that, or he’s confident that his relationship with Obama puts him above the law, as the president will do whatever it takes to keep him out of jail.

May 17 08:13

NSA Engaged In Gitmo Torture, Too: Snowden

The notorious US National Security Agency collaborated with the CIA and the US military in the torture of those captured over terrorism in the early days of the so-called war on terror.

May 17 08:11

Nearly Half the Nation’s Bee Colonies Wiped Out in Just One Year

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin

The bees are disappearing. It is as simple as that. In what is most certainly an issue that defies political boundaries, the growing prevalence of honeybee colony collapse disorder (CCD) transcends partisan politics and legislative rhetoric. With the honeybee being one of the most important aspects of the human food system, a solution to this mounting problem must be found.

A study published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this month indicates that roughly 28 percent of American bee colonies were lost just this past winter. More shockingly, the same report shows that nearly half of all bee colonies in the U.S., 44 percent, were devastated over the past year...

May 17 08:09

Central Bankers Continually Suppressing Gold Before The Economy Collapses

Companies are now reporting more layoffs are on there way. Gold was suppressed today by the central bank. Empire Fed Manufacturing declined. 2nd Q earnings reports does not look good. Stock buybacks are slowing down and are now at 2009 levels.China's largest bank is slowly corning the market on gold. UK company owners say companies create jobs not government.Obamacare employer mandate is going to be a disaster.

May 17 07:52

CHART: The Trump Boycott Has Destroyed Macy's Stock Price

Check out the shocking 1-year stock chart for Macy's since the Trump boycott began.

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May 17 07:49

Billionaire Soros Cuts U.S. Stocks By 37%, Buys Gold Miner

Billionaire George Soros cut his firm’s investments in U.S. stocks by more than a third in the first quarter and bought a $264 million stake in the world’s biggest bullion producer Barrick Gold Corp.

May 17 07:48

Manchester Cops To Strap On 3K Bodycams

Just a few days after a counter-terrorism incident which involved precisely zero terrorists, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has started to deploy 3,000 body-worn video (BWV) cameras to its coppers.

May 17 07:47

Monsanto And The Poisoning Of Europe: An Open Letter To The EFSA Chief Attorney About Re-Licensing Glyphosate In The EU

This week, a Standing Committee of plant scientists from 28 member states in Europe is likely to endorse the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) findings so that the European Commission (under pressure from Monsanto, Glyphosate Task Force and others) can re-authorise glyphosate for another nine years. This is despite the WHO classifying glyphosate as being “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

May 17 07:03

Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs

The National Research Council (NRC) — the research arm of the National Academy of Sciences — enjoys a reputation as one of the elite scientific bodies in the United States, an independent institution that Congress calls on for impartial scientific advice about topics like genetically engineered crops (commonly called GMOs). However, the NRC's far-reaching ties to biotechnology companies and other agricultural corporations have created conflicts of interest at every level of the organization, which greatly diminish the independence and integrity of the NRC's scientific work.

Among other conflicts, Food & Water Watch found that the NRC (and its parent organization, the National Academy of Sciences):

takes millions of dollars in funding from biotechnology companies
invites sponsors like Monsanto to sit on high-level boards overseeing the NRC’s work
invites industry-aligned, pro-GMO scientists to author NRC reports
draws scientific conclusions based on industry science
operates at times as a private contractor for corporate research.

May 17 06:28

MSNBC Hosts Whine About Having to Cover Clinton's Relations With Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

The left is already resigning themselves to losing the election.

After the topic of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his close-knit relationship with Bill Clinton came up on Morning Joe yesterday, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski whined about knowing she's going to have to cover the case in the future saying, "I'm not interested in this, I don't want to do it."

"It's gonna happen though," she acquiesced.

May 17 06:26

Gay Pastor Apologizes After His 'Anti-Gay Cake' Fraud Collapses

Scam-artist hoaxer Pastor Jordan Brown who tried to cash in on the trend of shaking down innocent businesses by claiming a Whole Foods worker wrote "fag" on his "Love Wins" cake has withdrawn his suit and publicly apologized.

"Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market," he wrote.

"The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story. I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the bakery associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions. I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney."

May 17 06:24

Hillary Clinton Vows New Gun Grab in Secret Recording

A secretly recorded speech at an unknown location features Hillary Clinton vowing to launch a new effort to ban assault weapons if she becomes president.

"So I'm going to speak out. I'm going to do everything I can to rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of the NRA," Clinton asserts.

"And we're going to do whatever we can. I'm proud when my husband took them on and we were able to ban assault weapons but he had to put a sunset on it so, 10 years later, of course, Bush wouldn't agree to reinstate them."

May 17 01:59

Sanders Stronger Against Trump Than Clinton

We are a stronger candidate against Trump than Clinton is __ Sanders to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

While Donald Trump may be the presumptive Republican nominee for president, things aren’t so settled on the Democratic side, where underdog Bernie Sanders tells RT America’s Ed Schultz he will fight Hillary Clinton all the way to this summer’s convention.

The senator from Vermont sat down with RT America’s Ed Schultz to talk the all-important California primary ? set to dole out 475 delegates on June 7 ? as well as which Democratic superdelegates should switch from supporting Clinton to backing him.

Sanders also renewed his vow to take the fight for the party’s nomination all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the end of July. He added that he has had to fight “in every single state the entire Democratic establishment.”

May 17 00:43

Facebook and Dominos Are More Reliable at Finding You than 9-1-1 in an Emergency

We teach little kids from the time that they are very small to dial 9-1-1 for an emergency. The sad part about this (besides possibly having your dog shot for no reason) is that, in an era where the majority of people are using cell phones, 9-1-1 can suffer an accuracy rate of just 10% on being able to correctly locate someone when they desperately need emergency services most.

Read more at TheDailySheeple.com

May 16, 2016

May 16 23:10

Sander's Rep Details Crooked Hillary Fraud At #NVDemConvention

Numerous media outlets are misreporting the facts of what really happened at the Nevada Democratic Convention. Sander’s campaign representative Dan Rolle exposes how the Clinton Campaign’s election fraud and voter suppression began at 9:30 while Bernie delegates were on-line to get inside and things just got worse from there.

May 16 19:56

Enormous Arctic whale spotted in British waters for only the second time in history

The 25 ft giant, weighing up to 90 tons, was spotted close to a popular Cornish tourist beach, leading to fears that it might get stranded.

Its appearance in shallows near Long Rock Beach near Penzance comes a year after the first ever of these cetaceans arrived in British waters, 2,000 miles from the usual range.

By rights, bowhead whales, so-named because of the shape of their jaws, should be swimming close to the pack ice but this individual’s arrival suggests unusual conditions in the Arctic.

May 16 19:51

David Cameron accused of 'doing deals' with big business to 'exaggerate' Brexit risk

According to the newspaper, the letter from Mr Soames, who supports a ‘Remain’ vote, said: “There were two points I thought I might follow up on. The first is how to mobilise corporates to look carefully at the risks Brexit represents.

“I am working with Peter Chadlington and Stuart Rose (the head of Britain Stronger in Europe) with a view to contacting FTSE 500 companies who have annual reports due for publication before June and persuading them that they should include Brexit in the list of key risks. All public companies are required to set out in their annual report an analysis of key risks.”

May 16 19:49

U.S. and allies open to Libyan government's weapons request

The United States and other allied nations say they will work to provide Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons officials there say are needed to battle ISIS and other militant groups gaining strength.

May 16 19:47

ICBC to be first Chinese lender to own London vault

China's ICBC, the world's biggest bank by assets, is buying a massive vault in London as it looks to grow its gold and precious metals business.

It will be the first Chinese lender to own a vault in London.

The vault, which is in a secret location, is being sold by Barclays and can hold up to 2,000 metric tons of gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

ICBC's purchase will give it more influence over the trading, pricing and storage of precious metals.

May 16 19:46

Europe migrant crisis: EU faces 'populist uprising'

Europe faces a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said.

He was speaking on the BBC's World on the Move day on migration issues.

Sir Richard also warned against offering visa-free travel to Turkish nationals, describing the move as like storing gasoline near a fire.

May 16 19:01

Meddling in Syria’s Civil War Worked out So Well, the US Has Decided to Try Libya’s

By Claire Bernish

In a bit of a surprising move, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the U.S. would be seeking to help arm Libya’s internationally-recognized government to assist in the fight against Daesh (ISIS, the self-described Islamic State) and other extremist groups in the region.

“The international community will support the [Libyan] Presidency Council as it seeks exemption from the U.N. arms embargo to acquire those weapons and bullets needed to fight Daesh and other terrorist groups,” Kerry stated in a press conference Monday. “We’re not talking about troops and boots and that kind of intervention. We continue right now to assess the ISIL activity that’s taking place, and we’re working with our partners to determine the best way forward to help Libya to be able to deal with that threat.”

The move is very similar to the U.S.’ mission in Syria, which is also to stem Daesh’ rise on paper — but also serves as a proxy battle to dispose of Syria’s government...

May 16 18:35

Vox’s CIA-Backed ‘Democracy’ Standard Is OK With Slavery And Women Not Voting

Defining democracy is a notoriously difficult thing, but much is revealed by how media outlets choose to do so.

One popular metric is called “Polity IV”—a methodology created by the Center for Systemic Peace, headed by Dr. Monty G. Marshall of Georgetown University, which has been cited in prestigious outlets like the Washington Post and New York Times. But few outlets have embraced the method as enthusiastically as the “news explainer” site Vox.

May 16 18:19

Hillary Says Bill Will Not Serve In Her Cabinet

US Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton says her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will not be given a post in the cabinet if she emerges winner after the 2016 presidential election.

The front-runner who was busy campaigning for Tuesday’s primary in Paducah, Kentucky, shook her head to the question, saying, “No!”

May 16 18:16

Facebook Courts GOP As Allegations Fly Over Its ‘Suppression’ Of Conservative News

Still stinging from allegations that Facebook “suppressed” right-leaning topics in its trending news feed, its tech-oriented leader is courting an unusual crowd for a face-to-face meeting – high-profile conservatives.

May 16 18:10

The Pernicious Myth Of Perpetual Economic Growth

Nothing grows forever. The myth the economy can is destroying the biosphere.

The present human condition is predicated on one of the biggest lies ever – that the economy can grow indefinitely.

May 16 18:10

Blair Should Be Impeached For War On Iraq And Islam: UK Academic

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for a deliberate attack against Iraq which is part of a British plan to have war on Islam keeps ongoing, says Rodney Shakespeare, an academic and political analyst based in London.

May 16 18:04

Jail sentence for YouTube pranksters for false kidnapping and robbery.

Four members of the controversial Trollstation YouTube channel have been jailed in connection with fake robberies and kidnappings.

May 16 18:00

Pastor drops lawsuit against Whole Foods admitting it was all a lie.

The man who accused Whole Foods Market of writing a homophobic slur on a cake will drop a lawsuit against the grocery chain.

May 16 18:00

Antibiotics got rid of her chest infection - but Jane says they destroyed her health

After standard antibiotics failed to shift a severe lung infection, Jane Allan was more than happy when her GP suggested she move onto a stronger antibiotic, ciprofloxacin.

Jane, who suffers from asthma, was a hospital pharmacist and remembered the excitement when ciprofloxacin became available in the early Nineties.

'It caused quite a buzz as it was one of a new class of powerful antibiotics that could be given as a pill, so patients could have treatment at home, and it quickly became very popular,' she recalls.

Yet Jane now blames the drug for the litany of health problems she suffers, including widespread muscle pain and weakness and severe fatigue.

Three years on, the once fit and sporty 50-year-old is unable to work. After 25 years in the NHS, she retired early on health grounds.

May 16 17:58

£17bn, the true cost of immigration to the UK every year: Figure calculated as gap between amount migrants pay in taxes and consume in public services

The cost to Britain of mass immigration is £16.8billion every year, a report claims today.

The figure includes a £1.2billion annual net cost of migrants from Europe, who consume far more in public services and benefits than they pay in taxes.

May 16 17:57

Warren Buffett Bites Into Apple With $1 Billion Purchase Ahead Of Shares’ Fall

Berkshire Hathaway, the investment conglomerate run by Warren Buffett, the world’s third-richest man, has just purchased nearly 10 million Apple shares for around $1.07 billion.

May 16 17:56

The Coming Democratic Crackup

If the Democratic Party presses ahead and nominates hawkish Hillary Clinton for President, it could recreate the conditions that caused the party to splinter in the late 1960s and early 1970s when anti-war and pro-war Democrats turned on one another and opened a path for decades of Republican dominance of the White House.

May 16 17:56

CIA Watchdog ‘Mistakenly’ Destroys 6,700-Page Torture Report

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has “mistakenly” deleted its only copy of a Senate report into the agency’s brutal interrogation techniques.

The CIA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the spy agency’s internal watchdog, told the Congress that the electronic copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report and a hard disk were destroyed last summer.

May 16 17:55

David Cameron's EU sham exposed: Leaked letter reveals PM hatched anti-Brexit plot ... while still telling voters he could campaign to leave

A pact between David Cameron and big business to scare Britain into staying in the EU was exposed last night.

A leaked letter suggests the Prime Minister was plotting with a multinational firm on how to hammer home the Remain case while still claiming he was prepared to campaign to leave.

He had been telling the Commons that he ‘ruled nothing out’ unless he won concessions from the EU.

The secret ‘mobilisation’ plan involved asking FTSE 500 companies to put in their annual reports warnings about the dangers of Brexit.

May 16 17:52

Marvel producer admits its plots are 'interchangeable and disposable'

Get used to these disposable plots, there’s at least 25 of them are coming in the next five years.

May 16 17:50

If the Greeks can save Feta cheese from TTIP, why can’t David Cameron protect the NHS?

Currently there is a row between the USA and the EU over what you can and can’t call Feta cheese under the controversial trade agreement TTIP. The USA refuses to appease European wishes to ban the sale of any American products labelled Feta, Gorgonzola or Champagne. Only products made in certain geographgical regions can be sold under these original names according to EU regulations.

In fact, so strong are views of the French when it comes to food, that French President François Hollande threatened to veto TTIP if this issue is not resolved stating: “We will never accept questioning essential principles for our agriculture”.

This national pride and protectionism doesn’t seem to have spread to this side of the Channel however. Despite being one of the cornerstones of British identity, David Cameron has failed to take such defensive measures over the NHS.

May 16 17:48

Hillary Clinton backers accelerate plans for ad blitz against Donald Trump in swing states

The decision to move up their TV advertising plans comes as polls show close races in swing states

May 16 17:25

71 Killed In Iraq; ISIS Stage Several Attacks Around Baghdad

The Shi’ite-led government is shutting down or curtailing media outlets popular with Sunni Iraqis. The reasoning is that the outlets could inflame sectarian bloodshed. Among the targets of the campaign were the local office of al-Jazeera and TV channel al-Baghdadia.

May 16 17:15

Kurd Fighter In Iraq Destroys US-Made Turkish Helo With Russian-Model Missile

There’s no past in Washington. There is no sense that actions taken today will exist past today, even though in reality they often echo for decades.

A video making the rounds online shows a fighter from a Kurdish group known as Kurdish Workers Party, or, more commonly, the PKK. Using what appears to be a Russian model shoulder fired portable air-to-air missile, the fighter is shooting down a Turkish military, American-made Cobra attack helicopter.

May 16 17:11

£9,000 Not Enough? University Fees May Rise Again Under New Tory White Paper

Universities in the UK which meet ‘high standards’ will soon be able to raise student tuition fees above the £9,000 (US$13,000) cap in line with inflation, a government white paper has said.

The plans will be rolled out from autumn 2018 as part of a wider reform of Britain’s higher education sector, which the government claims will encourage more competition and better value for students.

May 16 16:35

Watch The Longest 5 Seconds Of Lloyd Blankfein's Life

Somehow, I had never seen this before today. It's from a Charlie Rose interview with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Honestly, this speaks for itself and needs no introduction.

Lloyd Blankfein frozen in thought crime...

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May 16 16:29

UK Airlines Accused Of ‘Unlawfully’ Charging Customers £300mn

British airlines could find themselves in court over allegations they have pocketed more than £300 million worth of illegal “hidden charges” levied on customers.

British airlines could find themselves in court over allegations they have pocketed more than £300 million worth of illegal “hidden charges” levied on customers.

May 16 16:08

Al-Qaeda Eyes Relocation To Syria, Set To Compete With ISIS For Emirate – NYT

A number of Al-Qaeda veterans have secretly been sent to Syria, where their goal is to do the groundwork for the establishment of an emirate, US and European intelligence officials have told the New York Times. Such a mission would imply competing with Islamic State.

May 16 16:01

The Civil War Inside The US Military

n early April, a battalion of senior military officials appeared before a
Senate panel and testified that the US Army is “outranged and outgunned,” particularly in any future conflict with Russia. Arguing for a much bigger budget for the Army, they claimed that, absent a substantial increase in funding, the Russians would overtake us and, even scarier, “the army of the future will be too small to secure the nation.”

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May 16 15:52

Peace, Not Russia, Is Real Threat to US Power

The incipient military-industrial complex that President Dwight Eisenhower warned of in his farewell speech in 1961 has indeed become a central, defining feature of American society and economy. To talk of «American free-market capitalism» is a staggering oxymoron when so much of the country’s economy is wholly dependent on government-funded militarism.

Or put it another way: if the US military budget were somehow drastically reduced in line with other nations, the all-powerful military-industrial complex and the American state as we know it would collapse. No doubt something better would evolve in time, but the impact on established power interests would be calamitous and therefore is trenchantly resisted.

May 16 15:48

Berlin: Thousands Protest Influx Of 'Refugees'

About 1,000 right-wing extremists have rallied outside Berlin‘s main train station, protesting against Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s welcoming stance to refugees.

Demonstrators held signs with slogans like ‘No Islam on German Soil’ and ‘Merkel Must Go,’ while waving German flags at the rally on Saturday afternoon in the capital.

May 16 15:42

GCHQ joins Twitter and is immediately met with jokes about following people online

Welcome to Twitter @GCHQ . It's been nice having you listen to us all this time... :) https://t.co/j8rHri3R2g
— Mark Sabah (@MarkSabah) May 16, 2016
IT'S A TRAP! https://t.co/4QnRIqCGJd
— Christopher Hoult (@choult) May 16, 2016
Exposed as a massive apparatus of state surveillance? Concerned about your public image? Start a twitter account! https://t.co/BNhNNL35W7
— David Cullen (@humbleetc) May 16, 2016
In a reversal, lots of people on Twitter are now wondering why they are NOT being followed by @GCHQ -although it is following James Bond
— Gordon Corera (@gordoncorera) May 16, 2016
@GCHQ shoe is on the other foot now; we're watching you.
— 22% Less Alec (@Smokesniper) May 16, 2016
@GCHQ noted.. pic.twitter.com/pQzU38a9wG
— kristyan benedict (@KreaseChan) May 16, 2016

May 16 15:40

Germany produced so much renewable energy it ended up paying people to use it

Last weekend Germany’s power grid was swimming in renewable energy, so much so that power prices went negative. The country was generating so much renewable energy on Sunday that, for a few hours, residents actually earned money from using electricity.

The weather was the cause of this monumental occasion—it was a particularly sunny and windy day—which allowed the country’s wind, solar, hydro, and biomass power plants to supply the country with 87 percent of its energy.

Gas plants actually shutdown because of the momentary surge, but nuclear and coal plants were unable to wind-down fast enough, causing a surplus.

May 16 15:38

Hungarian government plans to enforce encryption backdoors

According to an action plan to fight terrorism being drafted by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, a person using a service providing encrypted communication could be imprisoned for up to two years.

May 16 15:36

Users seethe as Windows 10 arrives while their backs are turned

People report that they weren't given a chance to decline, that their PCs were crippled, that they can't use their systems until they submit to Windows 10

May 16 15:34

Waco Horror Commemoration

One hundred years ago this week, Jesse Washington, an eighteen-year-old African American man, was burned at the stake in Waco, Texas.

On May 8, 1916 a 53-year-old white woman named Lucy Fryar was bludgeoned to death outside her home, seven miles south of the city. The chief and only suspect was Washington, an illiterate farm hand who worked for Lucy and her husband George.

May 16 15:34

Tony Blair Should Be Taken To ICC For Iraq Invasion: Salmond

Scottish National Party (SNP)’s Alex Salmond says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for involving the country in the 2003 invasion of Iraq if an inquiry reveals that Blair made a secret commitment to Washington to support the war.

The SNP foreign affairs spokesman has begun rallying support for the impeachment of Blair, pending the publication of the Chilcot inquiry report into the UK’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq invasion on July 6.

May 16 15:30

Warren Buffett and Dan Gilbert Unite in Bid to Acquire Yahoo

The two are joined in the second round by a range of other bidders, including Verizon Communications and private equity firms such as TPG Capital and a group that comprises Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners, people briefed on the process have previously said. Several other strategic bidders are also in the second round.

May 16 15:29

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May 16 15:26

I Will Remember London Mayor’s ‘Nasty’ Remarks: Trump

Tell London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan that I will remember his “very rude” and “nasty” statements, says Donald Trump, the US Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

In an interview broadcast on Monday, Trump that he is apathetic about how, who scored a resounding victory over his billionaire Conservative rival earlier this month, views his presidential campaign.

May 16 15:26

Donald Trump's Unsurprising Surprise

A lot of pundits have egg on their faces. Nate Cohn recently issued a mea culpa in the New York Times confessing his underestimation of Donald Trump. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank has even had to make good on his bet that he would literally eat his words if the real estate mogul were nominated.

May 16 15:10

Pentagon Agency Tests Drone-Launching Pods That Hide In Ocean

The US military tech development agency is testing a special ‘pod’ drone delivery system that can hide in the ocean until remotely triggered to launch a drone.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) ‘upward falling’ payload (UFP) is designed to lie in wait on the ocean floor until a threat arises.

May 16 14:56

Sanders Vs. Geithner: 'Why Haven't You Fired Lloyd Blankfein?'

For new fans of Bernie Sanders, watch this and learn why us old-timers have known about him for a long time. He gets up Tim Geithner's ass demanding to know why Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has not been fired like other CEOs after the trillion-dollar Wall Street bailout.

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May 16 14:43

The Fatal Flaw In Hillary Clinton’s Medicare Plan

Decades ago, the wealthy owner of the Washington Redskins lamented the free-spending ways of his head coach, George Allen: “I gave George an unlimited budget, and he exceeded it.” Other owners knew there were ways to beat Allen, but outspending him was not one of them.

May 16 14:39

Hiroshima’s Other Chain Reaction

Apparently, President Obama will not be using his visit to Hiroshima in a couple of weeks to provide support for recent revisionist history, which holds that dropping atom bombs on Japan did not cause Japan to surrender in World War II. Deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes wrote:

May 16 14:36

Chinese bank ICBC to buy London gold vault

May 16 14:26

Bomb Scare Grounds Ryanair Flight Headed For Manchester

A UK-bound passenger plane from Norway has been evacuated before take-off due to “suspicious behavior” of two travelers, police have confirmed.

The incident occurred at Rygge Airport, near Oslo, when the two passengers were heard arguing in an airport toilet prior to boarding the jet which was due in the British city of Manchester, Norwegian police spokesman Anders Stroemsaether told public broadcaster NRK.

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