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April 17, 2016

Apr 17 09:27

Cost of rebuilding Syria may reach $180bn – World Bank

Apr 17 09:23

The Bernie Sanders Miracle: American Crowd in Brooklyn Cheers Palestinian Dignity

SANDERS: And, let me say something else. As somebody who is 100% pro-Israel, in the long run — and this is not going to be easy, God only knows, but in the long run if we are ever going to bring peace to that region which has seen so much hatred and so much war, we are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity.

Apr 17 09:22

Saudi Arabia’s threat to sell off billions in American assets if 9/11 bill passes

The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets should the US Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the September 11, 2001 attacks, The New York Times reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia knows that the US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And as the Saudi threat confirms, if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

Apr 17 09:16

GCHQ's director apologises for the agency's prejudice against gays after the 'horrifying' treatment of codebreaker Alan Turing



Taboola
Apr 17 09:09

State Department Calls on Russia to Stop the Syrian Army's Advance in Aleppo

Washington has called on Moscow to cease the Syrian army's offensive and participate in the truce with the opposition in Aleppo, reports Bloomberg referring to a source in the US State Department.

"The Obama administration expressed grave concern about Russia, which was expected to not participate in military operations against gangs involved in the truce," — reports the Agency "Interfax".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Please, Mr. Putin, sir, please stop whipping our phony terrorists in full view of the voters. It's an election year!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 17 09:07

US House members urge Obama to block anti-Israel resolution at UN

394 members of the 435-member House signed the letter sent to Obama on Thursday, urging him to use US veto power to block any United Nations resolutions perceived to be biased against Israel, US Representative Nita Lowey said Friday.

The letter came as the Palestinians are discussing with Arab countries a new draft resolution against Israel’s unlawful expansion of settlements in the occupied territories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to crate up those 394 members of the House and ship them to Tel Aviv, and replace them with Representatives who will be focused on what is going on in THIS country!

Apr 17 09:06

Red-handed: UK military trained Saudis as they rained fire on Yemen, says Reprieve

UK military personnel have delivered a series of three-week courses on “international targeting” to the Saudi forces currently engaged in pummeling Yemen, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request shows.

The revelations were made following a request by the human rights NGO Reprieve. The organization is now urging the UK government to stop providing military support.



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Apr 17 09:05

New strain of super-gonorrhoea is spreading across UK and medics warn it may become untreatable

A highly drug-resistant type of 'super-gonorrhoea' is spreading across the country, with senior medics warning it may become untreatable.

A powerful strain of the sexually transmitted superbug first seen in the north of England has now been found in the West Midlands and the South East, Public Health England (PHE) said.

The strain is 'highly resistant' to the antibiotic azithromycin, meaning medics are relying on a second drug, ceftriaxone, to treat it.

But there are no other effective drugs to tackle it, raising the prospect of it becoming untreatable if it builds further resistance.

Apr 17 09:02

Hillary’s “I’m Not a Crook” Moment

Either Hillary Clinton ignored the rules of the secrecy game. Or she willfully breached the rules. The undisputed top reason for the existence of the subterranean private server was for Hillary Clinton to keep her emails, well, secret, and thus not subjected to freedom of information laws.

Clinton even had a request for a government Blackberry denied by the NSA in 2009. Yet immediately afterwards she was busy on a Blackberry using private email accounts to contact State Department staff. Legitimate questions in this case include whether the subterranean server was protected against hacking. And whether State Department information morphed into Clinton Foundation information.

Apr 17 08:59

Latest Ben Garrison Cartoon?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some great cartoons you will never see in the establishment media!

Apr 17 08:56

Disasters waiting to happen: 8 most dangerous nuclear plants near earthquake fault lines

The Japanese government says there won’t be any catastrophic damage, this time, at its nuclear facilities following Thursday night’s devastating earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

Nine people are confirmed dead and more than 1,000 others injured after a 6.5-magnitude quake hit east of the city of Kumamoto.

The disaster revived terrifying memories of the Fukushima disaster, when a 15-meter post-quake tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown that polluted a sizeable portion of the country for decades.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed that there were no abnormalities at any nuclear facilities in the area, the Japan Times reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the Japanese government wasn't exactly forthcoming with the true scale of the damage at Fukushima at the time it happened!



Apr 17 08:55

Dutch people are stupid and they shouldn’t be allowed to vote!*

The Washington Post’s foreign affairs columnist seems to believe that Dutch people are stupid and, as a result, they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Of course, she can’t write it directly. So, instead, she blames RT, and other Russian media, for a democratic choice that delivered a result she doesn’t like.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US Government and establishment media, democracy is a good thing only when the people vote the way the government wants them to vote ... which means it iisn;t really democracy at all, but an illusion of democracy.

Apr 17 08:51

Dozens of casualties, massive destruction in Ecuador struck by 7.8 quake

At least 77 people have been killed and 588 injured in a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the Ecuador coast. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks. The disaster has ravaged coastal towns and left thousands of households without power.

Apr 17 08:49

What to Expect on April 19, 2016, by Anna von Reitz

I expect the UN Corp doing business as the IMF (which is merely doing-business-as the “UNITED STATES” and as the “United States Treasury”) to try to stick us with all their debts, because they are crooks and they naturally don’t want to pay their own debts out of their own profits. They are basically trying to stage a repeat of what FDR did back in the 1930’s when he got the clueless Americans to assume and pay the debts of the “United States of America, Inc.” — a bankrupt privately owned and operated governmental services corporation – under conditions of constructive fraud and semantic deceit.

Apr 17 08:47

Bill Clinton Makes Fun Of Bernie Sanders Supporters

“One of the few things I really haven’t enjoyed about this primary, I think it’s fine that these young students have been so enthusiastic for her opponent and... sounds so good: ‘Just shoot every third person on Wall Street and everything will be fine,’” Clinton said at an event in New York.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would have gone for two out of every three!



Apr 17 08:46

Rosario Dawson Arrested Protesting Money In Politics In Washington, D.C.

Rosario Dawson is willing to stand up for democracy, even if that means getting arrested.

The “Daredevil” actress was one of the hundreds of protesters arrested for crowding and obstruction at the “Democracy Spring” rally in Washington, D.C. on Friday, USA Today reports. Participants were protesting on Capitol Hill against the corruption of “big money in our politics” and calling for a “free and fair election in which every American has an equal voice,” according to the movement’s website.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Protesting against big money in politics is like protesting against sexually transmitted diseases in prostitutes.

Apr 17 08:44

Reince Priebus blasted for ‘major breach of trust’ by top RNC officials

By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Saturday, April 16, 2016
Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus is coming under fire from some of his top officials, all of whom have been considered loyalists throughout his six years in office.

They are accusing Mr. Priebus of concealing from members proposed changes to the rules that will govern the party’s July presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

“I consider this to be a major breach of trust,” said RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash of Arizona.Mr. Priebus‘ former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far.

Apr 17 08:22

Zika Fake Science Back In The News; Con Artists At Work

By Jon Rappoport

Their media androids dutifully record a “breakthrough”

Is it about science or money?

US health agencies want more than the $600 million they’ve allotted to the “war against Zika.” They want $1.9 billion. Why not? They always want more money.

To make their case, the CDC has pushed out a new Zika study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM): “Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality”...

Apr 17 08:07

Security ramped up for Boston Marathon

'Leave the worrying to us': Security ramped up for Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Participants and spectators at this year's Boston Marathon will notice a large volume of uniformed police officers once again lining the 26.2-mile route.

Three years after bombings rocked the finish line of the race, security remains greatly enhanced, said David Procopio, a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police. The course always had a large security presence, but officials increased it exponentially after two homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 in
2013.

"There will be a large contingent of plainclothes and investigative officers who will make observations of any suspicious activity, and observe the behavior of members of the public along the marathon route," Procopio said. "Behind the scenes, the public will not feel it, but there will be heavy intelligence as well."

Apr 17 07:20

Every Time The System Stumbles, The Response Has Been For Central Banks To Force Greater Control And Regulation Upon The Monetary System To The Detriment Of Free Markets.



Apr 17 07:10

Sanders and Trump gored through Hillary's and Jeb Bush's coronations

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Wasn’t the upcoming 2016 election supposed to be the coronation of Republican Jeb Bush, by the hereditary right of divine kings?

After all, Jeb’s brother was president, their father was president, and their paternal grandfather wanted to be president. And Jeb had done the Bush family thing and gotten himself elected governor of Florida, and he did a good job at that, just like his brother had done a good job being governor of Texas, and it seemed like it would all be a shoo-in love fest and Bar and George would go back to using the White House as their retirement condo and zipping around Maine with Secret Service personnel in tow.

Until it all went wrong.

Now, angry, resentful Jeb heads up the “Dump Trump” movement, and to hell with what “the little people” want.

The alternative coronation was that of former First Lady Hillary Clinton, a lawyer who has had only one real ambition since her college days, and that is to be the first woman president of the United States.>>>

Apr 17 07:06

Report: 15 of the 19 “hijackers” on 9/11 were CIA agents, never on the plane

According to a newly released report, 15 of the 19 Saudi Arabian “hijackers” were actually CIA agents who were, at the time, covertly working with rouge factions of the U.S. Military Industrial Complex to carry out a sinister multifaceted, multi-vectored, plot to loot billions if not trillions of taxpayer dollars from the Corporation of the United States, later funneling the loot into private corporations through defense appropriated funding and numerous no-bid contracts related to the roll-out of the PATRIOT Act.

Apr 17 07:04

How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11

In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom.
Note: Isn't it strange that ISRAEL is never mentioned. Mossad.



Apr 17 06:57

Reince Priebus blasted for ‘major breach of trust’ by top RNC officials

Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus is coming under fire from some of his top officials, all of whom have been considered loyalists throughout his six years in office.

They are accusing Mr. Priebus of concealing from members proposed changes to the rules that will govern the party’s July presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

“I consider this to be a major breach of trust,” said RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash of Arizona.

A copy of Mr. Ash’s email to the Rules Committee was shared with the Washington Times by a Trump supporter on the Rules Committee who asked not to be named in the story.

The “breach of trust,” according to the Ash email, was the failure by Mr. Priebus‘ Legal Counsel’s office to notify Rules Committee members that Oregon RNC member Solomon Yue had submitted a rules change, to be considered at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting.>>>

Apr 17 05:52

Russian Jet Threatened U.S. Recon Aircraft

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This encounter comes just days after the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued formal concerns with the Russian government over an incident in which Russian fighter jets flew very close to the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea this week.

(*The Russian Jet Did A Little Old 'Let's See What You Got Barrel Roll' , For Crying Out Loud !)

Apr 17 05:30

Trump Supporters Walk

Trump Supporters Walk Out of Georgia Delegate Fight After Party Picks Cruz Supporter…’Uproar in the Hall’

Donald Trump supporters walked out of a delegate election in Georgia Saturday to protest a vote that robbed Trump of all of his slated delegates from a district that he won in the primary.

A Cruz-Rubio alliance at the district convention in Buford, Georgia helped to knock Trump supporters out of the district’s national delegation altogether. Cruz supporters implied that Trump’s people would “embarrass” the district at the convention in Cleveland. Then things got heated.

“This morning, I attended Georgia 7th Congressional District GOP convention as a delegate and a Donald Trump supporter. We were there to elect the 3 delegates and 3 alternates to the national convention,” Ronnie Kurtz told Breitbart News. “Per the primary results, two slots were for Trump, and one was for Rubio. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
97%
finished third in the primary and had no delegates allotted to him…Nonetheless, the hall was stacked with Cruz delegates.”

Apr 17 04:40

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets if 9/11 Bill Passes: NYT
Newsweek: The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets should the U.S. Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper reported that Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told U.S. lawmakers last month that "Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts."

The bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases "arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil."

>>>



Lockerdome
Apr 17 02:45

The recent 28 pages hype triggered me

April 16, 2016

Apr 16 22:19

Russia plans S-500 missile defense system deployment

“We are expecting the first models of the S-500 air defense systems very soon,” RT quoted Russian Aerospace Forces Vice-Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Gumenny as saying on Friday.

According to reports, Russia’s Defense Ministry has already ordered five of the systems which are currently passing their final testing stages.

Viktor Murakhovsky, a member of the Military-Industrial Commission advisory council, said the new complex will be highly superior to its previous models such as the S-400.

Apr 16 20:53

#4Demands: Masses Take To London Streets Protesting Cameron & Austerity

A huge number of people from across the UK are marching in London, calling for an end to government austerity measures and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Thousands of demonstrators from trade unions and a range of organizations campaigning on health, education, housing and jobs have joined the march.

Apr 16 20:06

‘Not Anti-Vaccine’ Said Filmmakers About “Vaxxed” Despite Criticism

The filmmakers behind “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe,” a documentary removed from the Tribeca Film Festival, say it isn’t “anti-vaccine,” but rather just raises questions about research suppressed byt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Apr 16 19:38

Billions In Tax Slipping Through Fingers Of UK Govt Yearly – Report

Sixteen-billion pounds slip through the fingers of Britain’s taxman every year.

Apr 16 19:10

M7.8 - 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador

Apr 16 18:56

AMMON BUNDY REPORTS BEING TORTURED, STARVED IN NEVADA PRISON

A personal friend of Ammon Bundy has relayed a message from Ammon about the treatment he received after being transferred to a Nevada prison. Harrowing account.

Apr 16 18:45

Top 50 US Firms Stash $1.4 Trn In Offshore Tax Havens – Oxfam

Major American corporations have hidden more than 1,4 trillion dollars in funds offshore, according to a new report released by global anti-poverty charity Oxfam.



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Apr 16 18:10

A VC who made $200 million when Skype was acquired explains why Israel has become the 'Startup Nation'

For a country with a population of just 8 million people, Israel certainly packs a punch when it comes to creating world-class technology companies — several of which have been acquired by Apple, Google, Facebook, and other US tech giants for hundreds of millions.
Note: Then why are we sending over 6 billion a year to Israel for aid!

Apr 16 16:50

Are Blue States Turning Red?

Hillary claims, a million more Americans have voted for her than any other Candidate but she is in a 2 Candidate Contest. On the other hand Trump has been in a contest, where up to 17 Candidates had participated and even now he is facing 2 other. It can be assumed if the situation was reverse and like Hillary, Trump was facing just one Republican Candidate and Hillary was facing up to 18 and now 2, Trump would also have a million to 2 million more votes than any other candidate.

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Apr 16 14:56

Ted Cruz’s College Roommate from Hell

From the ensuing academic year Mazin apparently has never recovered. And since Cruz’s ascent to the national stage in 2012, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from the Lone Star State, Mazin has been waging a Twitter crusade against him: “My freshman year college roommate Ted Cruz is going to be elected Senator,” he wrote in October 2012. “In case I hadn’t made it clear, he’s also a huge ***hole.”

Four years later, Mazin is still tweeting. Cruz has “no principles, no moral center, no values,” he tweeted in March. “Just ambition.” “Ted has no empathy and desires to control people.

He’s a bad person.” Cruz is “devious, hypocritical, unethical, pointlessly ambitious, [and] valueless.” He’s “creepy, unfunny, mean, [and] boring.”

And those are the more thoughtful criticisms. Cruz is also a “jackass,” a “d***head,” and “garbage.” His campaign manager, Jeff Roe, is a “sick f**k.”

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Apr 16 14:33

New evidence proves the Clintons ordered the murder of John F. Kennedy Jr., according to Roger Stone

Conspiracy theorist claims Hillary Clinton 'murdered' John F Kennedy Jnr because he was planning to run for the same senate seat as her in shocking new book

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Apr 16 14:14

Bipartisan Bill In US Senate To Restrict US Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia Introduced

Senators from both sides of the aisle are proposing a restriction on sales or transfers of US-made air-to-ground weapons to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis’ bombing of Yemen, they say, are not in the US national interest.

Apr 16 13:35

Military Chiefs Face Bashing In Chilcot Iraq War Report, Possibly Published Before Brexit Vote

Sir John Chilcot’s massively-delayed Iraq war report could be published before the EU referendum despite government plans to wait until the Brexit question is settled. Sources close to the inquiry say military top brass face harsh criticism.



Owl 3
Apr 16 12:27

Climate Change HOAX exposed by Geologist straight to the UK Govt

Geology Prof Ian Plimer explains why he believes there is no evidence to support the theory of human caused global warming.

Apr 16 12:19

We Can't Trust a Major American Police Department. That's a Problem.

This past year, in the shadow of the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal, investigative reporters from The Guardian and their lawyers have exposed, in numerous articles, that Chicago's history of torture and cover-up is repeating itself, this time at Homan Square.

As the Guardian has documented, Homan Square, named after a notorious Chicago slumlord Samuel Homan, was, until recently, a secret site where thousands of people of color have been – and apparently still are – held and interrogated for hours, "off the books", often without being under arrest. They are handcuffed to a wall in dark and foreboding rooms and cells, with inconsistent access to food, drink or access to bathroom facilities. The Guardian's continuing investigation reveals that when this sensory deprivation does not yield sufficient cooperation, the police interrogators all too often employ physical brutality that meets the United Nations Convention Against Torture's definition of torture. Cases of tasering, which is a very real form of electric shock, suffocation, anal rape, beatings with batons, threats with a weapon and questionable deaths while in custody are now all on the public record. And, once again, we see police officers committing perjury and innocent victims being charged with crimes that they did not commit.

Apr 16 12:13

Flashback April 2015: Top medical journal, The Lancet, warns much published science is bogus, can't be trusted

A lot of what is published is incorrect. I am not allowed to say who made this remark because we were asked to observe Chatham House rules. We were also asked not to take photographs of slides. Those who worked for government agencies pleaded that their comments especially remain unquoted, since the forthcoming UK election meant they were living in purdah — a chilling state where severe restrictions on freedom of speech are placed on anyone on the government's payroll. Why the paranoid concern for secrecy and non-attribution? Because this symposium — on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research, held at the Wellcome Trust in London last week — touched on one of the most sensitive issues in science today: the idea that something has gone fundamentally wrong with one of our greatest human creations.

The case against science is straightforward:much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes,tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”.



Carambola
Apr 16 12:04

“Anti Semitism”: The Most Abused Word In Canada

“Anti-Semitism” may be the most abused term in Canada today. Almost entirely divorced from its dictionary definition – “discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews” – it is now primarily invoked to uphold Jewish/white privilege.

Apr 16 12:03

15 Saudi ‘hijackers’ were CIA agents working for US: Scholar

Fifteen of the 9/11 “hijackers” from Saudi Arabia were CIA agents working for the United States government, which was seeking to destroy the Middle East for Israel and to double the American military budget, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003. Dr. Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday, after a number of US lawmakers called on the White House to declassify documents that shed light on Saudi Arabia’s possible complicity in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The former congressmen say the 28-page classified document proves two Saudi nationals who were behind the 9/11 attacks received support and assistance from Riyadh while in the United States.

Apr 16 12:02

'Justice For Jack' Sign Stolen From Yantis Family's Ranch, Sheriff Re-Election Sign Erected Nearby

The administrator for the Justice for Jack Yantis Facebook page has announced that someone has stolen the giant Justice for Jack sign off the private Yantis property. 'Coincidentally,' campaign reelection sign for the sitting sheriff, who employs the two deputies who killed jack last November 1st, has been placed right near the Yantis property.

Apr 16 11:33

Blind Palestinian karate team detained at Israeli border after return from Dubai tournament

Israel has detained the coach of a blind Palestinian karate team for “suspected involvement in terrorist activity" after he and five of his students were stopped by Israeli forces at the Erez border crossing earlier this week while trying to re-enter Gaza.

The five blind and vision-impaired students, all under 18 years old, were travelling with four sighted students from the same karate school on their way back from Dubai where they had been competing in an international tournament. One of the students’ mothers was also travelling with them.

Their coach, Hassan Al Ra’e, had intended to go to Dubai with the students but after crossing with them from Gaza into Israel and then the West Bank, he was unable to travel onwards, his brother, Nasser, told The National.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the joint IDF/Israeli Government Department of "You can't make this sh*t up"!!!!!

Apr 16 11:27

Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence

The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church's long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus' teachings on nonviolence.
Members of a three-day event co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the international Catholic peace organization Pax Christi have also strongly called on Pope Francis to consider writing an encyclical letter, or some other "major teaching document," reorienting the church's teachings on violence.

"There is no 'just war,'" the some 80 participants of the conference state in an appeal they released Thursday morning.

"Too often the 'just war theory' has been used to endorse rather than prevent or limit war," they continue. "Suggesting that a 'just war' is possible also undermines the moral imperative to develop tools and capacities for nonviolent transformation of conflict."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and Pax Christi: well done!!!

I hope (and pray) Pope Francis decides to endorse this with an encyclical letter; this is a very positive outcome to this symposium, and having the weight of the church behind peace would be a wonderful evolution for the Catholic church in the 21st century.

Apr 16 11:22

Turkey Backed Anti-ISIS Offensive in North Syria a ‘Fiasco’

Pressing the US to abandon its support for the Kurdish YPG, the Turkish government has thrown considerable effort behind a group of rebel factions in the northern Aleppo Province to launch an offensive against ISIS, seeing that as a way to convince the US that non-Kurdish rebels can be successful too.

It didn’t take long for it to become a disaster. The rebels captured the town of al-Rai, and saw it as a major gain. Four days later, they lost the town back outright, and the ISIS counteroffensive pushed back even further, hitting the territory of the Turkmen-dominated rebels.

Not only did they not keep al-Rai, but the fighting has displaced some 30,000 civilians, who are all flocking to the Turkish border, and are by and large being prevented from crossing by Turkish forces, who don’t want any more refugees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Turkish government, and military, get an F in tactics here; but moreover, the human cost in terms of the misery of refugees who cannot go home, and are not accepted into Turkey, after the mess Turkey created, is blatantly immoral, hypocritical, and unjust.

I think Erdogan has just demonstrated two things:

1. He had his conscience surgically removed before running for office.
2. He is pathologically incapable of thinking anything through to its logical conclusion.

And to NATO, a small memo: you had darned well better take a good, hard look at that second issue before you decide on defending Turkey militarily for whatever alleged reason.

Apr 16 11:15

Thousands to descend on London to demand David Cameron’s resignation

Thousands from across the UK are expected to gather in central London Saturday in protest of government austerity measures. They’ll also call for the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron over revelations of offshore investment funds linked to his family.
The demonstration through the center of the capital will end on Trafalgar Square around 6pm.

The March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education has been organized by the People's Assembly Against Austerity alongside several trade unions, including Unite. Organizers are demanding that David Cameron’s “vicious government” end its policy of austerity.

“They've attacked junior doctors and student nurses while privatizing the NHS. They plan to force all schools to become academies and teachers are now balloting to strike over pay and conditions. They've done nothing to address the growing housing crisis.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD! This couldn't happen to a more deserving British politician, in light of the Panama Papers, and his participation in tax-dodging schemes while demanding everyday Brits live in crippling austerity.

Apr 16 11:11

In Texas, some local GOPs call for statewide vote on secession

A handful of Texas Republican district or county conventions in March passed resolutions calling for a vote on secession, paving the way for a potentially awkward debate at the state GOP conference in May.
A Nederland-based pro-independence activist group, the Texas Nationalist Movement, said at least 22 of the hundreds of conventions passed secession items. Texas GOP chairman Tom Mechler said he "would be very surprised" if that many had indeed passed the conventions.
The Houston Chronicle reached out to GOP officials in the counties listed by the Nationalist Movement. Ten responded and all confirmed passage of the resolutions. An official count should be available from the Republican Party of Texas in early May.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the insanity and corruption of the Federal government, who can blame thinking Texans for examining this possibility?!?

OF course, it won't end well, should this be passed; you're looking at a Federal government invasion, total martial law, and a US military occupation of the state.

But the embarrassment factor for the US government, at having had to do this, will create a "V for Vendetta" moment in this country.

And if you have not seen the movie, please rent it; it is a magnificent, cautionary tale of government overreach, and the ultimate public reaction to that overreach. (Warning; lots of violence, and totally not appropriate for children).

Apr 16 11:02

Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan

After a series of deadly earthquakes in Japan, a “small-scale” eruption of Mount Aso has been recorded by the Japan Meteorological Agency. However, it decided to keep the alert level at 2, as it was not immediately clear whether the natural disasters were related.

Apr 16 10:57

When Lobbying Was Illegal

Wouldn’t it be nice if lobbying were illegal? It’s a tempting thought. But it seems impossible. Lobbying is a multi-billion dollar industry and an accepted—if hated—part of American politics. American courts have ruled that lobbying is constitutionally protected free speech, and lawyers and laymen alike generally accept this.

Apr 16 10:53

BILLION DOLLAR LAWSUITS FILED FOLLOWING DEUTSCHE BANK'S ADMISSION OF GOLD, SILVER RIGGING

Barely a day had passed since the historic admission of gold and silver price rigging by Deutsche bank, which as we reported on Thursday was settled with not only "valuable monetary consideration", but Deutsche's "cooperation in pursuing claims" against other members of the cartel, i.e., exposing the manipulation of other cartel members, and the class action lawsuits have begun.

Overnight, two class action lawsuits seeking $1 billion in damages on behalf of Canadian gold and silver investors were launched in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The first class action alleges that the defendants, including The Bank of Nova Scotia, conspired to manipulate prices in the silver market under the guise of the benchmark fixing process, known as the London Silver Fixing, for a fifteen-year period.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bring the popcorn!

It's always a treat to watch the rich eat their own!!

But I would almost be willing to bet that, at the end of the day, we will see out-of-court settlements, in which the main mechanisms of these manipulations will be hidden from public view.

Apr 16 10:49

US PLANS TO GIVE MORE WEAPONS TO AL QAEDA-LINKED REBELS IN SYRIA

Remember, the US is not intervening in Syria. According to The Wall Street Journal, the CIA has drawn up plans to provide more-powerful weapons to the so-called moderate Syrian rebels if the current truce in Syria collapses. While the CIA has been arming rebels for years, this new plan would included sending advanced weapons that could be used against Syrian and Russian aircraft and artillery.

This latest plan, labeled “Plan B” in the WSJ piece, comes after the US supported flooding Syria with weapons from Saudi Arabia and other regional powers. The weapons were given initially to groups like ISIS before being sent primarily to “moderate” rebel groups such as Al Nusra: the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

The US also has its own arms program, which has been sent into networks that include Al Nusra, leading some to wonder if the US has decided to partner with Al Qaeda, much as it did in the 1980s to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely remind the US government that doing the same, thing, in the same way, and yet expecting a different outcome, is a classical definition of insanity.

And trust me, the US government is doing everything in its power to insure that the cease-fire doesn't hold.

Russia, of course, has other ideas.

And war with Russia right now would be a lousy idea, because at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia (and/or China).

Apr 16 10:42

“SMILE IN MY FACE ONE MORE TIME!” COP TERRORIZES CHILD ON SCHOOL BUS FOR NOT WORSHIPPING HIM

A student on a bus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania caught a cop on video angrily berating a kid for smiling. The incident highlights the modern reality in public schools where blue-clad soldiers of law with badges and guns are a normal, everyday presence.

In the video, uploaded to Facebook, an unidentified police officer stalks down the aisle of the bus, directing his rage at a student in the back who performed the outrageous act of smiling.

“You think you’re funny…you think you’re funny.”

As he reaches the student, the cop leans over the boy and says, “Smile in my face one more time, I’m gonna drag your ass off this bus and back to that fucking police car.”

The student is not in view of the camera, but can be heard saying, “Alright, alright.”

“Don’t smile one more time!” the cop says as he leaves the bus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The contemporary school experience is not at all focused on learning, but submission to authority, no matter how much emotional and physical pain and violence that produces.

If you want your child to really be educated, take them out of the public school, and home school them.

If you live in a state that is anti-home schooling, move to a state where this is a respected alternative.

School districts are paid by the State and Federal government based on the number of students in their district; disable the funding through keeping kids safe and home schooled.

If that will not work, find a private school, or a magnet school in your area with a reputation for turning out kids who have the skills to make them competitive in later life.

Not only do your kid's educational lives depend on this;but also, the future of our society, as a place where critical thinking, and good decision making, are encouraged.

Apr 16 10:35

Helicopter Trip To Fetch Governor’s Wallet During Marriage Spat May Cost Taxpayers $4,000

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, now embroiled in a sex scandal, reportedly left his wallet at his beach home after storming out of an argument with his wife. Instead of driving back, a state helicopter took an estimated $4,000 trip to pick it up for him.

Apr 16 10:33

Supervolcanoes Around the World

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, is classed as a potential supervolcano.

Apr 16 10:24

Trump likely to win West Virginia but lose delegates

Trump is well-positioned for a resounding victory in West Virginia’s May 10 primary, but his win will be accompanied by a delegate selection process stacked in favor of people with last names at the beginning of the alphabet — rather than his most committed supporters.

It’s a quirk of West Virginia’s mind-bogglingly complex delegate election process that has the Trump campaign on red alert and seems likely to leave the mogul with weaker support at the national convention than he’s expected to earn in the state’s primary. It’s yet another convoluted primary system likely to add fuel to Trump’s complaints that the rules of the Republican nomination process are rigged.

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Apr 16 10:12

Developing: Mount Aso Erupts Amid Earthquake Swarm in Kyushu, Japan

Webmaster's Commentary: 


This event is not over yet.

Apr 16 10:09

Developing: Japan Quake

Apr 16 10:08

Mitt Romney’s niece risks losing out on family fortune to be Trump delegate

At least one member of the Romney family will be voting for Donald Trump.

Ronna Romney McDaniel, niece of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a virulent Trump critic, will vote for the front-runner at the Republican National Convention.

“We want those voters engaged in the process,” she said. “So as an RNC delegate, I chose to bind myself to the majority vote of Michigan. I remain neutral as chair, but I will be a Trump delegate in Cleveland.”

Apr 16 10:01

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

Apr 16 09:55

You Don't Represent Me Any More

Apr 16 09:48

It’s a Speed Trap! California Cops to Check Bicycle Speed with Radar and Ticket Fast Bikers

By Matt Agorist

As if threatening government force to extort money from drivers who exceed an arbitrary limit of speed on the highway is not bad enough, police in California will begin issuing tickets to speeding bicyclists as well.

Earlier this month, Marin County parks officials launched a new enforcement program to enforce an arbitrary speed limit on bicycles.

City officials refused to call it a “crackdown” on speeding bicyclists and instead opted for the Orwellian option of calling it an “educational” program...

Apr 16 09:48

Tax Day Means It's Time for U.S. Taxpayers to Pay for Israel's Weapons

It's that time of year again. You know -- the time when we file our taxes and pay for the weapons Israel uses to oppress Palestinians.

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Apr 16 09:46

Rwanda Genocide - The Israeli Connection

It would be encouraging to imagine a genocide that is totally free of any Jewish involvement. Sadly, the Rwanda genocide doesn’t fit into this mythical category.

Apr 16 09:45

Complete MSM Blackout as Americans Protest Their Fake Presidential Election Process

Apr 16 09:43

US-Turkey Threaten to Give Terrorists Weapons in Bid to Oust Assad

The White House took to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal to suggest that, if current negotiations bog down, the Pentagon would put anti-aircraft missiles in the hands of Saudi- and Turkey-supported ‘moderate’ rebel groups, including Daesh, al-Nusra and al-Qaeda, to sink the United States in another decade-long regime change quagmire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's what we do!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 16 09:43

Pentagon’s Hypersonic Missile Could Inadvertently Spark Nuclear War

The United States has made assurances that its new hypersonic missile will only carry conventional warheads. But critics aren’t convinced the Pentagon can resist a nuclear temptation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm not convinced they can get it to work reliably!

Apr 16 09:42

Doha Is Done: Saudi Prince Drops Bomb - "No Deal Without Iran...We Are Selling At Every Opportunity"

In what appears to be a Doha party-pooping statement, Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman stated unequivocally that The Kingdom won’t restrain its oil production unless other producers, including Iran, agree to freeze output at a meeting this weekend in Doha.

Apr 16 09:41

Zuckerberg Lectures Trump About Walls – Then Returns Home to Walled Off Compound

Apr 16 09:40

DOCUMENTS CONFIRM ERIC HOLDER’S ROLE IN FAST AND FURIOUS COVER-UP

For anyone who, thanks to the Obama administration’s years of stonewalling, has forgotten about Fast and Furious, here’s the short version. In 2010, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent was killed while on patrol near the Mexican border. The only two firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles the Obama-Holder Justice Department allowed to “walk” as part of Fast and Furious, a firearms trafficking operation. That operation allowed approximately 2,000 firearms to flow illegally into the hands of Mexican cartel associates.

When the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform tried to investigate the scandal, Team Obama stonewalled. First, it denied that law enforcement officers allowed straw purchasers to buy firearms illegally in the United States with the intent to traffic them without apprehension. Almost a year later, it finally admitted that this is precisely what had happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the very same government that says law-abiding Americans may not own assault style weapons (and given their way, any guns at all) spent YOUR tax dollars sending military style weapons to Mexican drug criminals.

Just keep that in mind when you sign that 1040-I-am-your-slave form!

Apr 16 09:31

"It's A Rotten System" Ron Paul Says: US Elections Are Rigged, Voting Simply Used To Pacify The Public

“I don’t think there’s an easy way out for the establishment or the parties,” he noted, explaining that Democrats and Republicans would both rather risk “further alienation of the people” than allow a candidate to succeed who could shake up the system. "It's a rotten system."

Apr 16 09:23

Preparing for the spring storm

As the storm enters the Front Range, a spokesman for Xcel Energy told 9NEWS on Thursday that out-of-state utility crews are headed to Colorado to assist with storm efforts.

"We have already started calling other utilities from Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas," Mark Stutz said. "We have mutual assistance programs with other utilities so if they're having problems with say tornados in Kansas or Oklahoma, Texas we will be willing to send crews to help them out with their restoration."

Stutz told 9NEWS the blizzard on March 23 caused Xcel to surpass a record in terms power outages.

"We lost service to about 290,000 customers that day," he said. "That's the highest one day total ever on our system in Colorado."

Apr 16 09:22

Storm closes northcentral schools, causes slide-offs

A strong, spring snowstorm that hit northeastern Montana early Friday nearly shut down normal daily activity from the Canadian border south to the Sun River Valley. Some parts of Teton County could measure nearly 10 inches of heavy wet snow on the ground, knocking down power lines and making the county roads nearly impassable.

Several people reported power outages beginning as early as 5:30 a.m.

Apr 16 09:17

The Little-Known D.C. Holiday That’s Giving You More Time To File Your Taxes

Although most Americans know that April 15 is Tax Day, they may not realize it’s not a firm deadline this year. Your taxes aren’t actually due until next week — thanks to a little-known D.C. law that is invigorating the nation’s capital to push for more independence.

This year, the deadline for filing taxes is being pushed back to Monday, April 18 to accommodate Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C. that commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the city.

Emancipation Day is usually celebrated on April 16, which is the date that President Abraham Lincoln freed about 3,100 slaves in D.C. back in 1862. But that date falls on a Saturday this year. Emancipation Day is instead being marked on Friday, April 15 — which prompted the IRS to move back the official tax-filing deadline.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, to celebrate emancipation, the modern slaves get a few more days to polish their slave chains.

Apr 16 09:11

Man Designated an Extremist by Major Rights Group Chosen to Train US Police

A man who has been designated as an anti-Muslim extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center will be a key presenter at the New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA) conference.

Ryan Mauro works as a national security analyst for the Clarion Project, an anti-Muslim group based in Washington, DC, the SPLC reports. The organization is known to distribute films promoting anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.

Apr 16 09:05

Brooklyn PROTEST April 17th Against HILLARY CLINTON WAR-MONGER

The Committee Opposed to Hillary Clinton’s Interventionism urges you to come to a rally before the NY primary to expose her criminal record as Secretary of State, to reveal what her foreign policy will ACTUALLY look like and to help build a long-term movement that will oppose Clinton throughout her campaign and if she becomes President.

Clinton Headquarters, Pierrepont St. & Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn Heights
3 pm Sunday, April 17

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Apr 16 09:05

Amazon.com introduces 'Echo Dot' spying device that monitors everything you say aloud... would you trust one in your home?

For just $89.99, you can now purchase a device that allows everything you say to be recorded and uploaded to Amazon's servers so that it can "be processed in the Cloud."

That's right – if you like the idea of your conversations being digitized, analyzed and stored by a large corporation, then the new Echo Dot is the right product for you, especially if you're on a budget.

Apr 16 09:02

Half-truth Hillary finally exposed: This was the debate where Bernie Sanders changed the Democratic Party for good

What always disappointed me the most about President Obama was how he never even tried to change the language of politics that had been established in the eight years of the Bush presidency.

From immigration (on which he never articulated a different rhetoric than the punitive law-and-order one put into effect by his predecessor) to civil liberties to war crimes to inequality to health care to race relations to trade, he has kept to the establishment line on all substantive policy issues.

And that's where Bernie Sanders has succeeded so brilliantly. Sanders has managed to draw level with Hillary Clinton in the national polls, and seriously threatens to upset the carefully balanced apple cart if he can pull out a win in New York. As a result, he has pushed the establishment to acknowledge, at least rhetorically, the grievances of the powerless. That is no mean accomplishment, and he and his supporters should feel proud for having come this far.

Apr 16 09:01

Clinton's Pro-Free Trade Policies Lead to Wider Illegal Money Laundering in Panama

In 2011, President Obama and Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, sold the U.S./Panama Free Trade Agreement as a fix for Panama's secret tax haven and money laundering operations. Obama asserted at the time: "Thanks to the leadership of President Martinelli, there have been a range of significant reforms in banking and taxation in Panama. And we are confident now that a free trade agreement would be good for our country."

Last week, President Obama appeared to be singing a different tune. Obama said that activities like those exposed by the release of the eleven million plus Panama Papers were a result of poorly designed laws. However, some analysts say that the relevant regulations were not exactly poorly designed, but were skillfully concocted to facilitate certain privileged interests.

Apr 16 08:55

Consensus Science: The Rise of a Scientific Elite

The full speech provides evidence that Mr. Obama's words were carefully selected to exploit the accelerating drift of the scientific community's upper echelons from determining "scientific validity" based on rigorous observation and experiment, to basing it on consensus authority. Thus, preserving "scientific integrity" would not mean keeping the scientific process from going awry, but keeping scientific outcomes in line with policy.

Apr 16 08:54

Deliberate fraud uncovered in antidepressant studies: Falsified data led to millions of children being poisoned by psychiatric drugs

In what has been termed "one of the biggest frauds in American healthcare history," pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham – now GlaxoSmithKline – was proven to have falsified data in clinical trials for an ineffective antidepressant drug that caused suicidal thoughts in more than 10 percent of children to whom it was prescribed.

Apr 16 08:53

Robert De Niro dares to question vaccine safety propaganda

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any defenders of BIG PHARMA that try to ridicule the issue of vaccine safety, just remind them of the 1976 Swine Flu debacle, where the vaccine killed fifty times as many people as the flu itself did!

Apr 16 08:52

WORLD AGAIN AT CROSSROADS: Americans return to the brink of nuclear war, the Russians warn

- The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its great concern over US plans to deploy new nuclear weapons in Europe.

"Serious concern is the fact that as part of the modernization of the nuclear arsenal of the United States plans to deploy in Europe a new nuclear bombs a lower level of precision," the ministry said.

Russia is considered a very dangerous project, reports Tass.

"We must not forget that Moscow and Washington have left that option 25 years ago. It seems that the US is planning to return to his former irresponsible practice of walking on the brink of nuclear war, "says the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Apr 16 08:51

The are threatening northern Kosovo with war!

The Albanian National Army was called earlier this week to mobilize their compatriots to "protect national interests in the north of Kosovo."

Kosovo Veriu.info portal published a video-clip with a parade of armed members of the ANA stating that took place in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

In this video, one of the commanders of this unit reads the announcement of mobilization which calls on fighters to "prepare for further fighting."

"I urge fighters to prepare for further fighting to protect our national interest because the parallel structures in the north of Kosovska Mitrovica struggling indigenous Albanians, while our former colleagues who are now in power in Kosovo greedily fill their pockets the money. On the other hand, it does not explain the agreement of the Community of Serbian municipalities.

The psychological pressure on Serbia

Apr 16 08:48

RUSSIA HAS ANSWER FOR WESTERN COLOURED REVOLUTION!

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of 5 April presidential decree on "transforming" the Army of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) to the new Federal service of the National Guard (FSVNG) and the transfer of 187,571 troops in FSVNG.

Putin to head the FSVNG by his longtime associate of Viktor Vasilyevich Zolotova who was the head of the MVD since October 2014. Although the formal transfer of the army will not end until the beginning of 2018, he was already de facto takes place with the formation of a new federal department that will report directly to the President.

Putin took advantage of this reorganization to solve several problems, ie. to ensure robustness against political threats from within.

Putin's move has effectively solved the six tasks.

Apr 16 08:47

Only 2% of Ukrainians support Poroshenko

Only 2% of the Ukrainians are completely supporting the activity of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and more 15 % of the Ukrainians are partially supporting his activity.

The results of the survey of the Ukrainian group The Rating published today are providing evidence of this.

Apr 16 08:46

Protesters who blockaded London arms trade fair acquitted after judge sees evidence of illegal weapons on sale

The campaigners, who chained themselves outside the ExCeL centre, had been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with blocking a highway.

But the court heard evidence from human rights groups and arms trade experts explaining the nature and possible end destinations of the weapons on sale at the fair.

Witnesses described the role of the arms trade in facilitating the repressive Bahrani regime, in Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign over Yemen, and with Turkey’s internal repression of its Kurdish population.

The judge said the evidence of illegal weapons sales had been left unchallenged by the prosecution and that such sales would potentially break arms control laws.

Apr 16 08:45

Driven mad by the horror of war: A shattering new book lays bare the extent of the mental torment the Somme exacted 100 years ago... and how pitiless top brass covered it up

The British Army doctor serving in a casualty station just behind the front line in France knew ‘shell shock’ when he saw it.

Men in the trenches whose minds had gone under the barrage of explosives falling on their heads from enemy guns, or by being steeped in so much gore and misery for months on end, had a haunted look about them.

‘They are exhausted, their faces twitch and hands and arms shake constantly,’ he told his wife in a letter home. They were unable to answer the simplest of questions, their eyes were glassy and bulged out of their sockets, their skin was yellow, their teeth chattered, they swallowed constantly. Some could not speak at all. Others just stared into space without comprehension.

And in the summer of 1916, to his alarm, there were more and more of them reporting to him with these catatonic symptoms.

Apr 16 08:45

Obama and Yellen Are Planning to Implement Debtor Prisons/FEMA Camps

I have just found out that the Federal Reserve met secretly with Obama at the Pentagon and members of the Joint Chiefs. Vice-President Biden was in attendance as well. This speaks to the gravity of the situation, because the President and the Vice-President almost never attend the same meetings for security reasons. Also, it is highly unusual for the President to ever meet with the Federal Reserve. The Federal tells the President what to do. So, one has to ask themselves, what does the Federal Reserve need, from the President, that they cannot supply for themselves? Answer: They need the use of the President’s military assets.

Apr 16 08:44

UC Berkeley provost resigns amid protests over harassment by staff members

The provost of the University of California at Berkeley has stepped down, citing his wife’s health issues, the school’s chancellor said on Friday.

Claude Steele’s resignation was announced in a posting on the university’s website, following revelations last week that a total of 19 staff members had violated its sexual misconduct policy.

Apr 16 08:42

Craig Murray: The Telegram Criticising Bush That Got Me Sacked (as a British diplomat)

As this blog is now read daily by tens of thousands of people who had not heard of me before, some idea of where I come from might be in order. After a diplomatic career of rapid promotion (senior civil service age 36, my first Ambassadorship in Uzbekistan age 42) my opposition to Bush/Blair’s immoral and counter-productive foreign policy got me sacked.

This telegram (diplomatic communications are called that; cable in the USA) I am with retrospect very proud to have sent. To have made at the time the observation that the Bush/Blair policy of invasion, oppression and torture would not suppress fundamentalism, but would create it, was prescient. I should say I understood very well I would be sacked. Some things are worth being sacked for.

Apr 16 08:41

“How Has the ‘System’ Been Working Out For You And Your Family?” – Trump Blasts Establishment Elite In Mainstream Op-Ed

“Let me ask America a question,” Trumps begins. “How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.”

Taking direct aim at Ted Cruz for bragging about his “voterless” victory in Colorado, Trump blasts the entrenched politicos, donors and the system as a whole:

Apr 16 08:40

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [April 16, 2016]

Apr 16 08:37

Ferocious battle involving hundreds of rioters erupts at migrant camp under Paris Metro as terrified residents film the clashes from their windows above

Beneath the Stalingrad metro, where nearly a thousand migrants have been encamped since early March, an enormous and violent fight broke out as horrified residents looked down out their windows.

The mass group attacked each other armed with planks of wood, metal bars and random items of debris before police deployed tear gas to successfully disperse them.

Apr 16 08:37

Boy Clinton and Wife

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s Boy Clinton: The Political Biography had been sitting on my bookshelf almost completely unread for two decades. But then I discovered Arkansas state trooper L.D. Brown’s book with its revelations of CIA drug smuggling through Arkansas’ Mena Airport with Bill Clinton’s apparent knowledge and complicity and was reminded by Brown in his book that Tyrrell was one of the few mainstream journalists who made any effort to push the story forward. A couple of others were Sally Denton, who wrote the Penthouse magazine article, “The Crimes of Mena” with Roger Morris and John Cummings who helped Terry Reed tell his story, Compromised: Clinton, Bush, and the C.I.A, and if we want to count an Englishman as a mainstream journalist, Ambrose Evans-Pritichard in The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories.

Apr 16 08:35

Voter fraud exposed!


VOTER FRAUD EXPOSED!: I found this video on FB and felt it needed to be shared... This shows exactly how WI (Wisconsin) votes were stolen AND OTHERS!…..PLEASE for your own sake, take a look, this video is short and to the point…….help #?TRUMP get to the White house by listening how he was robbed of votes! Election officials are very upset!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is from the end of the HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy." If you have not already seen it, go find and watch it, then share with your friends!

Apr 16 08:27

Turkish border forces ‘fire live rounds at Syrian refugees’ fleeing Isis fighting

Human Rights Watch, who made the claim, has called on Turkey to halt the shooting at Syrian civilians, adding that fresh fighting between Isis and armed opposition groups in northern Aleppo has resulted in the displacement of 30,000 people in just 48 hours.

The human rights advocacy group, citing international aid workers and heads of displaced person camps near the Turkish border, adds that three of the refugee camps are now deserted as a result of the fighting.

“As civilians flee Isis fighters, Turkey is responding with live ammunition instead of compassion,” said Gerry Simpson, senior refugee researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Apr 16 08:24

US army hires first women in history for ground combat roles

The 22 women are the first crop to be taken on after new rules this year which further closed the military gender gap

Apr 16 08:23

Now Catholic Church wades into EU debate... as top Cardinal claims we should STAY

Cardinal Vincent Nichols called on voters to think about the human impact that leaving would have, insisting "economics is not the crucial issue in this debate".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"God will GITCHA if you dare vote for freedom! By the way; any small boys around here?" -- Cardinal Flaccid

Apr 16 08:22

The Revolt Of The Debt Slaves Has Started

Apr 16 08:21

Did Tony Blair get special treatment from the taxman? Calls for an inquiry over claims HMRC chiefs' advice helped former PM set up a secret trust to run his multi-million pound business empire 

Tony Blair is facing calls for an inquiry into allegations he got special treatment from Britain's top taxman and senior staff when setting up a secret trust to run his multi-million business empire.

Former Home Secretary David Davis called for the probe after the man who set up the former Prime Minster's business affairs claimed head of HMRC Dave Hartnett was approached for advice.

Two of Blair's advisers claimed they had access to senior HMRC staff when setting up his trust before he left office, and were able to ask how they would be treated for tax purposes.

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Apr 16 08:21

Washington DC could become the 51st US state

The mayor of Washington DC has called for a citywide vote to grant the nation’s capital statehood.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said she wanted residents of the District of Columbia full citizenship rights held by states in the unin — such as a vote in the House and two senators.

Apr 16 08:20

Britain and Europe must spend more to boost Nato, says Hillary Clinton: Democrat's warning comes despite defence cutbacks 

Britain will have to pay more to remain in Nato if Hillary Clinton becomes the US President.

Mrs Clinton, the leading presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, said it was 'important' the UK and other allies contributed a larger share towards the military alliance's costs.

Her comments will cause alarm among military commanders in Britain, where defence spending has been slashed in recent years.

Apr 16 08:18

Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after powerful tremor

Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor.

Some 20,000 troops have been deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake in the early hours of Saturday.

At least 32 people have been killed and hundreds injured, media reports say.

Apr 16 08:17

‘Yats’ Is No Longer the Guy

Several weeks before Ukraine’s 2014 coup, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland had already picked Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be the future leader, but now “Yats” is no longer the guy, writes Robert Parry.

Apr 16 08:11

College Cancels Debate Between Conservative And Liberal BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE WAS PARTICIPATING

Kincaid’s media watchdog group, Accuracy in Media, was at the forefront of attempts to demonstrate that foul play was involved in the death of Clinton White House deputy counsel Vince Foster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, expressing doubt about how Vince Foster died is a real career-killer. I learned that one the hard way! :)

Apr 16 08:11

How The EPA Allowed Oil And Gas Companies To Contaminate Our Drinking Water

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn’t even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act.

Apr 16 08:08

FLASHBACK BEX ALERT - Islamic State operating in Mexico just 8 miles from U.S. border

The Islamic State terror group is operating a camp in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, just eight miles from the U.S. border, Judicial Watch reported Tuesday.

Citing sources that include a “Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector,” the conservative watchdog group reported that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is organizing only a few miles from El Paso, Texas, in the Anapra neighborhood of Juárez and in Puerto Palomas.

Judicial Watch sources said that “coyotes” working for the notorious Juarez Cartel are smuggling Islamic State terrorists across the U.S. border between the New Mexico cities of Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, as well as “through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was someone planning a false-flag attack that was canceled?

Apr 16 08:04

Saudi Arabia wants US to kill 9/11 bill, threatens to dump US assets worth $750 bn

Saudi Arabia appears to be blackmailing the US, saying it would sell off American assets worth a 12-digit figure sum in dollars if Congress passes a bill allowing the Saudi government to be held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Blackmail is perhaps too strong a word (although the western media will use it to demonize Saudi Arabia). I think "self defense" is more apt. Saudi Arabia knows that the US links 9-11 to every nation it wants to invade. First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq (after which George W. Bush admitted on TV Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11).

Saudi Arabia now finds themselves in the croshairs of the US war machine!

To find out if you are being lied to, look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a motive for Saudi Arabia to attack the United States on 9-11. Saudi Arabia has grown very rich off of the United States with the petrodollar deal. And they have invested much of that money in the United States. Why would Saudi Arabia do anything that would risk having the United States confiscate that money or end the lucrative petrodollar arrangement? Especially without some compelling reason? And as the Saudi threat confirms, if Saudi Arabia really did want to harm the United States they would not need to crash airplanes into buildings, all they need do is take their investment funds back and the US economy would implode. The resulting economic devastation would make the loss of the World Trade Towers seem like a minor inconvenience in comparison! And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to do so.

And let us be honest, it wasn't Saudis who were arrested for cheering and clapping while the towers came crashing down, it was Mossad agents. Israeli owned companies like Odigo received advance warning of the attack. Saudi companies did not.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice (or thrice) shame on me!

Apr 16 07:51

Citigroup Quarterly Profits Plunge 27%

Apr 16 07:47

Rise Of ISIS Prompts Massive Spike In Extremist Content Removed From Web

Terrorist and violent extremist content is being removed from the internet by British authorities at three times the rate it was last year, new figures revealed on Friday.

Apr 16 07:47

First scans of a brain on LSD

First scans of a brain on LSD show it lighting up like a pinball machine
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Scientists have published the first images of what the human brain looks like under the influence of LSD, one of the most powerful drugs ever created.

What’s more, the new study by Imperial College London explores what researchers say are potential medical uses for the illegal psychedelic known as acid, including treating mental health disorders.
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“For brain researchers, studying how psychedelic drugs such as LSD alter the ‘normal’ brain state is a way to study the biological phenomenon that is consciousness,” David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and senior researcher on the study, told the science journal Nature.

“We ultimately would also like to see LSD deployed as a therapeutic tool.”

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Apr 16 07:47

Angry and frustrated upstate New York swings behind Trump

Binghamton (United States) (AFP) - What do a New York lawyer, a business owner who calls himself a left-leaning Republican and a construction worker who elected Barack Obama have in common? They're voting for Donald Trump.

Binghamton supporters are not blind to Trump's shortcomings -- his tabloid divorces, business flops, dubious policy pronouncements, talk of banning Muslims. But it just makes him more human, they argue. He may be imperfect, but he's the best of the bunch, they say.

Apr 16 07:46

On Israel and Palestine, Bernie Sanders Is Right—And Hillary Clinton Knows It

For the first time in memory, a major American political figure insisted publicly that the Jewish state and its leaders are “not always right,” and that they had killed and injured far too many blameless human beings.

Apr 16 07:45

It’s on: Tensions between Trump and the GOP escalate in public fight

Tensions between the Republican Party and its own front-runner erupted into a full-blown public battle as top party officials rebuked Donald Trump on Friday for alleging that the GOP primary system was “rigged” against him.

The dispute, which has been simmering for days, centers on Trump’s failure to win any delegates last weekend in Colorado, which selected its 34 delegates at a party convention rather than a primary attended by voters. All went to Trump’s chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it walks like a rigged process and quacks like a rigged process and stinks like a rigged process ... it is a rigged process!

Apr 16 07:43

Woman Sues P&G, Says She Was Fired For Being Pregnant, Looking ‘Not Perfect’

A New York woman who claims she was fired after becoming pregnant is suing Procter & Gamble Co, accusing the company of telling her she lacked the “perfect look” for a sales position and that “pregnancy is not part of the uniform.”

Apr 16 07:42

Nemtsov & The End Of The British Empire

The February 28th, 2015 assassination of Russian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov as he crossed a bridge near the Kremlin will surely be well-utilized by Western lapdog media in their ongoing effort to slander Vladimir Putin and Russia.

But any thinking person will know that this professional killing was not carried out by Putin, who has vowed a thorough investigation of the incident. It was likely another in a series of desperate moves by the British MI6, who work for the Crown and the Rothschild-led City of London bankers.

The assassination occurred just three days after Britain announced it would send advisors to train Ukraine’s military, which in recent weeks was routed by Donbass revolutionaries, forcing the Ukrainian regime into signing the Minsk Peace Agreement.

Apr 16 07:41

NATO: There Will Be No Return to Normality in Europe

The military alliance is determined to build its military presense in Eastern Europe to counter the 'Russian threat'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What "Russian threat?"

Who invaded Afghanistan? Who invaded Iraq? Who invaded Libya? Who invaded Yemen? Who is trying to overthrow Syria? Who keeps trying to sell an invasion of Iran? Who staged a coup in Ukraine? Russian threat. Nonsense. We know who the aggressors truly are!

Apr 16 07:41

Israel’s ‘Absurd’ Map Of Jerusalem’s Old City

The latest attempt to monopolize the holy city has been so over the top that an Israeli newspaper called the effort “absurd.”
Note: Absurd indeed....Israel is absurd!

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