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May 06 12:41

Trump on Foreign Defense Aid: Israel Should Reimburse the US

“This is how we’re going to get our wealth back… this and trade deals,” Trump claimed.

What Trump doesn’t appear to realize about American foreign aid is that it’s basically the equivalent of Uncle Sam writing a huge check to America’s defense companies…

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May 06 12:41

Anonymous Declares War On Big Pharma

May 06 12:40

They Do Not Own Us As Property

In recent years, Americans have been burdened with historic expansions in government control, with a proliferation of fees, regulations, czars and bureaucracies, along with profligate spending that guarantees higher future taxes. Such dictates violate Americans’ inalienable self-ownership.

That is why Lysander Spooner, born January 19, deserves renewed attention. Spooner laid out why our natural right of self-ownership, combined with its implied right to enter voluntary arrangements, made government coercion of peaceful people illegitimate. Since we are rapidly accelerating away from that moral standard, we need to rediscover Spooner’s vision. In particular, his 1870 No Treason illuminates our current situation:

May 06 12:40

Scientists Have Just Grown Two-Week Old Human Embryos in a Lab for the First Time

It is the longest scientists have ever been able to keep them alive outside of a mother.

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May 06 12:39

Hamas and Israel Trade Blows in Gaza During Worst Week of Violence Since 2014

By Avi Asher-Schapiro
For much of the last week, Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas have been trading blows: Israeli warplanes and tanks have been firing into the densely populated Gaza strip, while Palestinian fighters lob mortars at Israeli troops — it's the sharpest uptick in hostilities since Israel's 2014 invasion of Gaza.

The escalation of violence comes as Israeli soldiers crossed into Gaza on Wednesday as part of an operation the army says will root out and destroy underground tunnels that lead into Israel.

The frontier between Israel and Gaza has been mostly quite for sometime and its unclear why Israel chose to move into Gaza this past week. But Israeli officials have hinted that the recent capture of Hamas member Mahmoud Atouna may have provided new intelligence the militant group's underground network.
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In response to Israeli incursion into Gaza, Hamas and its allies have been firing off mortar shells at Israeli troops, though no soldiers have yet been injured in the attacks. Israel has retaliated with airstrikes and tanks shiells.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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May 06 12:38

Ron Paul Aides Convicted of Campaign Corruption in Bribery Scandal

“Grant Rogers at the Des Moines Register reports, Federal jurors have returned guilty verdicts in a host of public corruption charges brought against three former Ron Paul presidential campaign aides accused of a secret plot to pay an Iowa state senator $73,000 for his endorsement."

May 06 12:38

Fort McMurray Wildfire – Climate or Incompetence?

Understaffed, under-resourced forestry workers struggling to contain a growing risk of wildfire, a risk which has been exacerbated by excessive fire suppression causing a buildup of flammables, is a recipe for disaster.

Did Alberta authorities act, and act effectively, on the recommendations of committee? I don’t know the answer to that question. It is possible weather conditions are so severe, even completely reasonable forest safety measures have been overwhelmed by the ferocity of the fire. But if my property and life was directly affected by the current ongoing conflagration, my first question to Alberta authorities would not be “why didn’t you build more wind turbines?”.

May 06 12:35

Glenn Beck on Suicide Watch after Ted Cruz Drops Out of Presidential Race

People are legitimately worried about Glenn Beck's mental status after his $500,000 golden boy Ted Cruz quit the presidential race.

Beck claims we're all screwed, Hillary is going to win, and America won't ever elect a GOP president 'ever again'.

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May 06 12:34

U.S. giant Dannon announces plan to remove all dairy supplies and farmers who don't comply with GMO-free standards

Some goliaths must fall (like Monsanto), for all the suffering they cause, but other giants can be transformed from the inside out, through a change in heart. That's what is happening to the top US yogurt producer Dannon.

The entire company is having a positive change of heart. A company this size has tremendous influence over the dairy industry. Their product standards strongly influence dairy farmers and whether or not cows are fed GMOs and antibiotics. If enough giants like Dannon start siding with consumer and planetary health, then the evil ones poisoning our future (like Monsanto) will slowly fade away into the dark vestiges of history.

May 06 12:33

People Just Wanna Be Slaves: New $200 Shock Bracelet Zaps Away Bad Habits

We are training ourselves like dogs now, with Pavlov-style shock bracelets.

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May 06 12:33

Big Pharma knowingly created prescription drug epidemic and raked in billions: report

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times has revealed that the pharmaceutical company that sells the opiate painkiller OxyContin knew the drug was highly addictive — but pushed it anyway.

The Times obtained thousands of pages of confidential Purdue documents and learned company executives have known about the problem for decades.

“Even before OxyContin went on the market, clinical trials showed many patients weren’t getting 12 hours of relief. Since the drug’s debut in 1996, the company has been confronted with additional evidence, including complaints from doctors, reports from its own sales reps and independent research,” the Times reports.

And even more damning, “The company has held fast to the claim of 12-hour relief, in part to protect its revenue. OxyContin’s market dominance and its high price — up to hundreds of dollars per bottle — hinge on its 12-hour duration. Without that, it offers little advantage over less expensive painkillers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one thing to know about all high-level executives at drug companies; before accepting that very well paying position, they have to have their consciences surgically removed before taking the job, in order to lie well to protect corporate profits at all cost.

May 06 12:32

"DEFENCE INDUSTRY POISED FOR BILLION DOLLAR PROFITS FROM GLOBAL RIOT ‘CONTAGION’"

The next five years will see the international market for ‘riot control systems’ boom to a value of more than $5 billion at an annual growth rate of 5%, according to a new report by a global business intelligence firm. The report forecasts a dramatic rise in civil unrest across the world, including in North America and Europe, driven by an increase in Ferguson-style incidents and “extremist attacks.” The Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific regions will also experience a persistent rise in conflicts.



May 06 12:27

TOBACCO FARMS EXPLOIT CHILD LABOR IN NORTH CAROLINA

Various North Carolina farmers partnered with R.J. Reynolds tobacco company illegally hires children under 13 years old to harvest their tobacco crops, report released Wednesday stated.

A recent audit commissioned by the tobacco company found that 40 percent of its contractor farms employed under age workers, therefore violating the Federal law on child labor, including 16 percent of minors under the age of 16 were illegally performing hazardous work.

Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC), says he’s not surprised by the audit results.

“We’ve been telling the company for eight years now that there are serious labor violations happening all over Southern tobacco fields, including on Reynolds farms. Imagine what the audits would have found if they were allowed to talk to more workers and ask more in depth questions about the workers’ experiences,” said Velasquez.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is child slavery, pure and simple.

I remember as a teenager, staying with a friend in Watsonville, California, when we picked strawberries to help her get a little bit of extra cash.

I remember being treated by the manager as though we were somehow subhuman; it was just the culture of the environment.

I remember one day, coming back to her house, lying on the cold linoleum floor and thinking, "I really think I want to go to college, and graduate, and get a decent job!"

But the people we were picking berries with would never, in their lives, have that kind of opportunity; so it is with the children harvesting tobacco for RJ Reynolds.

May 06 12:24

‘You are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare,’ Skull and Bones Patriarch John Kerry tells NU grads.

John Kerry and the New World Order of globalism. Donald Trump sure is being attacked by so called "non-partisan" governmental officials like John Kerry.

May 06 12:20

TWO MORE MMR VACCINE WHISTLEBLOWERS: THEY’RE SUING

“The bigger the lie, the bigger the truth it is concealing. The truth is what people are afraid to accept.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The censored film, Vaxxed (trailer), has escaped the claws of the “protectors of all truth.” It has been showing to packed houses all over the country. It relates the specific crime of scientific fraud at the CDC. A whistleblower, William Thompson, confesses that he and his CDC colleagues lied and cheated and omitted vital data, in order to give the MMR vaccine a free pass and claim it had no connection to autism—when it did have a connection.

That’s the purpose and meaning and focus of this astonishing film.

But there is more. There are other whistleblowers shining a light on the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. Specifically, the mumps component of the vaccine and its ineffectiveness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The medical/industrial complex lies in order to protect profits; it is just that simple.



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May 06 12:19

3 shootings in Maryland over last day may be related, police say

Three people are dead following separate shootings in the past 24 hours in Maryland, and a law enforcement officer recently placed on administrative lead could be the suspect in all three shootings, police said.

May 06 12:17

EX-CIA OFFICER: US KNOWS SYRIAN REBELS COVER FOR AL-NUSRA FRONT

The US government is fully aware that the allegedly moderate opposition in Syria is working closely with the al-Nusra Front, an offshoot of the al-Qaeda terror group, but publicly pretends the two groups are separate, former CIA counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi told Sputnik.”The so-called moderate rebels are in cohabitation with the Nusra Front, so this is not surprising,” Giraldi, a former CIA Case Officer and US Army Intelligence Officer who spent 20 years overseas working on terrorism cases, said on Wednesday.

The US government attempted to include the al-Nusra Front in the new ceasefire agreement in Aleppo, but the Russian government insisted on excluding the Islamist organization as unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sputnik in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the US government; the lie about the alleged "moderate rebels" is not working.

Thinking people know that thousands of mercs have recruited for the coming battle of Aleppo. As reported yesterday in globalresearch.ca:

US-NATO is not prepared to let go in Syria. While the US sponsored Al Qaeda and ISIS rebels have largely been defeated, with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Obama administration is now intent upon replenishing so to speak its “moderate opposition” brigades inside Syria with a new influx of jihadist fighters. Following the decimation of Daesh-al Nusrah positions throughout the country, thousands of Islamic militants have fled amidst the outflow of refugees. The Western military alliance has responded to this defeat of “moderate” rebel positions byreplenishing its proxy army, –ie. recruiting and training a new horde of mercenaries and jihadists with the support of Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia. In this regard, the ongoing Battle for Aleppo is absolutely crucial. “Thousands of terrorists” were reported to have crossed the Turkey-Syria border in early May. No doubt, they will be deployed against government forces in Aleppo: “ Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi also warned that more than 5,000 fresh militants crossed the border into the Northwestern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib from Turkey, stressing that the ceasefire agreement was being violated by certain parties.”

How long before the US and Russia are at each others' throats in Syria has become not a matter of if, but when.

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May 06 12:09

Baker Is Rejecting The Pesumptive GOP Nominee

Donald Trump's campaign co-chair in Massachusetts, Geof Diehl, talks Gov. Charlie Baker rejecting the presumptive GOP nominee

(*But Here's How The People Of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Voted In The Primary , Chuck .
Massachusetts Republican Primary, 2016
https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_election_in_Massachusetts,_2016
Candidate Vote % Votes Delegates
Green check mark transparent.png
Donald Trump 49% - -298,826 - 22
Marco Rubio 17.9% - - 109,420- 8
Ted Cruz 9.6% - - 58,323- 4
John Kasich 18.1% - - 110,454 - 8
Ben Carson 2.6%- - 15,737- 0
Other 2.8% -- 17,054 0
Totals 609,814 42 )



May 06 12:08

Silicon Valley Has a Vulnerability Problem

In Silicon Valley, admitting mistakes and showing your vulnerable side is one of the biggest social faux pas that I’m tired of trying to follow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Also DC and Wall Street.

May 06 12:07

IS NATO’S ISLAMIC ANCHOR HEADED FOR A COUP?

Turkey’s increasingly dictatorial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, scored yet another domestic victory Thursday, with the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, his former ally who nominally holds the reins of the country.

Erdogan is now free to push for a change in the constitution that would transfer more power to himself. But this act also highlights his growing political isolation, which many believe will spell the end his career — an outcome of great concern to the US and its European allies.

Western leaders desperately need Turkey to remain stable. As a key NATO ally in a volatile region — NATO’s second-largest army, in fact — and the country that is supposed to protect Europe from another flood of refugees, a lot is riding on Turkey’s stability. But the oppressed half of the country does not share the same sentiments, and talk of a possible coup against Erdogan is growing louder.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question is, how does the country's military feel about the country being turned into an absolute dictatorship, under Edrogan's watch?!?

I think that this is the most critical factor to the future of political movements in Turkey.

May 06 12:06

No Fault Divorce

Reality Calls asks "When is it acceptable to divorce?"

May 06 12:06

Hawaii OKs $12M to tackle homelessness

Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

The Legislature allocated $12 million in new funding during the session ending Thursday. It will go toward social services and clearing out homeless encampments.

The amount surpassed Gov. David Ige's funding request and added to the more than $15 million the state already spends annually to address the problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally!



May 06 12:05

FBI Seeks To Keep Its Nationwide Biometric Database A Secret From Citizens

By Nicholas West

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification Biometrics Database went live nationwide in 2014 without much fanfare from the general public. Naturally, establishment media wasn’t there to give attention to the massive endeavor, even though from its inception it threatened the privacy of every single American...

Over the ensuing years, the prevalence of biometrics has only increased in everything from banking, to drones, to student IDs, to facial recognition billboards in public space, to voice recognition security. At this point it is unclear just how many biometric images might be stored in the database now that there are even more sources from which to cull data. And the FBI is would like to keep it that way….

May 06 11:52

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton: Defensive Realist vs. War Hawk?

How will Trump and Hillary’s foreign policy differ if they are President of the United States?
In the following episode of CrossTalk experts debate how we might interpret the foreign policy direction that a Clinton or Trump administration might take.

Trump’s foreign policy speech reads like that of a defensive realist, while Hillary has a history of promoting war and aggression.

With a new poll saying Trump can beat Hillary, and the other GOP candidates dropping out, we may be more likely to see President Trump than Hillary.

May 06 11:44

Housing Recovery – Not So Much



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May 06 11:41

Yemen: US Mission Creep Escalates as 100 US Rangers Land in Lahj

Reports have come in this morning from Al Masirah TV, of a US troop build up in southern Yemen.

At least one hundred US Rangers have landed in Lahj close to the ISIS and AQAP controlled port of Aden. This was followed by the arrival of four US planes carrying military equipment and supplies.

May 06 11:39

Pat Buchanan: Bush Republicanism Is Dead and Gone

“The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen.” So said the lead story in The Washington Post.

Graceless, yes, but not unexpected. The Bushes have many fine qualities. Losing well, however, is not one of them.

And they have to know, whether they concede it or not, that Trump’s triumph is a sweeping repudiation of Bush Republicanism by the same party that nominated them four times for the presidency.

Not only was son and brother, Jeb, humiliated and chased out of the race early, but Trump won his nomination by denouncing as rotten to the core the primary fruits of signature Bush policies.

May 06 11:39

Treasury rejects a plan to cut pensions for Teamsters

The Teamsters Central States Pension Plan – which proposed drastic cuts to pension checks for hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers in Michigan and elsewhere – has been told by the U.S. Treasury that its plan has been rejected.



May 06 11:35

Yes It's May And Yes It's Snowing In Winston-Salem

No doubt, seeing snowflakes in May is just plain -- WEIRD.

But that’s what happened in Winston-Salem Thursday evening. We spotted the snowflakes coming down on the WFMY News 2 SkyCam.

May 06 11:30

Romney Refuses to Support Trump

Mitt Romney Refuses to Support Trump: “I Keep Hoping That Somehow Things Will Get Better”

(*It was supposed to be a brokered convention ,
and the nomination was supposed to be mine all mine
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May 06 11:23

Germany Rape Statistics 2016

May 06 11:19

The Intelligence Problem [Race and IQ]

Does race exist? Is IQ meaningful? Is race and IQ linked? Can we just individuals based upon this research? These questions and more are addressed in this video from Reality Calls.



May 06 11:11

Maine Democrats Move to Eliminate Superdelegates

If the amendment passes it will not officially take affect until 2020, but will allow for Maine to strongly suggest that this year’s super delegates vote in accordance with the caucus results.

May 06 11:11

Poll: 57% of Americans Support Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy

Americans are sick and tired of the Neocon's "World Policeman" foreign policy, favoring instead non-interventionism and putting "America First."

The ADL came out last week and attacked Trump saying "America First" is anti-Semitic, no doubt this poll will rustle some jimmies.

May 06 10:49

A Need To Clear Up Clinton Questions

“Some people think they can lie and get away with it,” said former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with feigned outrage. And, of course, he has never been held accountable for his lies, proving his dictum true.

The question today is: Will former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Teflon coat be as impermeable to deep scratches as Rumsfeld’s has proven to be?

With the “mainstream media” by and large giving Hillary Clinton a pass on her past, few Americans realize how many Pinocchio faces need to be tacked onto many of her statements. Clinton is said to be “unquestionably” the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, essentially the presumptive nominee. That is unquestionably true – but only because she has not been questioned with much rigor at all. And on those few occasions when she has been asked hard questions, she has often ducked them.

May 06 10:45

Peter Schiff: Donald Trump Is Right On US Debt


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May 06 10:41

BEX ALERT - Officials: Scant evidence that Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the start of the "she meant well" defense, which does not apply in this case. Title 18 stipulates that negligence constitutes a violation.

Hillary clearly violated Title 18 Sec 7934 when she instructed Jacob Sullivan to strip the classification headers from a document and send it non-secure.



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May 06 10:35

This is What Government Sponsored Mass Surveillance is Doing to Your Mind

Waking Times

Big Brother is watching you and he wants you to believe that if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. This is a lie.

May 06 10:30

How America started giving a crap about which bathroom you use

Bathrooms have become a major political battleground in America.
Just consider what happened on Wednesday, May 4, alone. The Department of Justice told North Carolina that its anti-LGBTQ law was in violation of federal civil rights law by preventing transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Several hundred miles away, Oxford, Alabama, after facing legal threats, repealed a law that threatened to lock up trans people who used the public bathroom of their choice.

May 06 10:30

Justice Department says it will no longer call criminals "convicts" or "felons". Apparently they will start using the more descriptive terms of "Wall Street banker" or "politician"

The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms “felon” and “convict” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less “disparaging labels,” Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced Wednesday.



May 06 10:19

Big Pharma Exposed for Knowingly Causing Opioid Epidemic, Ushering in a Heroin Nightmare

By Claire Bernish

Big Pharma created the legal opiate addiction epidemic and its outgrowth, rampant heroin abuse, because pharmaceutical corporations’ own addiction to profit arguably trumps any concern it may have had for patients. Though the accusation may seem harsh, the evidence has never been more apparent thanks to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times — which presents a scathing condemnation of the company behind the notorious painkiller, OxyContin.

Two decades ago, Purdue Pharma began marketing OxyContin — a chemical cousin to heroin — with the claim its 12-hour “smooth and sustained” dosing would revolutionize the treatment of pain. However, the claim is not only problematic in that its duration is often hours less than promised — leading patients to experience symptoms of withdrawal — but Purdue knew that before the painkiller ever hit the market...

May 06 09:59

Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues

A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent.

May 06 09:58

Cop who yelled "we don't have time for this" before shooting a mentally ill teen is found not guilty

Former Southport police sergeant Bryon Vassey was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

May 06 09:47

Man arrested for trying to contaminate food with mice poison at Whole Foods and two other stores in Michigan

The FBI announced Tuesday the man was taken into custody with help from the Ann Arbor Police Department. Federal investigators said he admitted to using a potentially hazardous material to contaminate food in several Ann Arbor area grocery stores.

They say an investigation has led them believe the man sprayed a liquid mixture of hand cleaner, water and Tomcat mice poison on produce in at least three grocery stores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid; who he was really working for when he did it to Whole Foods!

May 06 09:46

WATCH: N.J. troopers arrest woman for remaining silent during traffic stop (and then inform her of her right to remain silent)



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May 06 09:43

Remington To Close Kentucky Plant

May 06 09:39

Ecuador Shocking Footage Of Earthquake

May 06 09:37

WHY DID THIS YOUNG APPLE SOFTWARE ENGINEER JUST COMMIT SUICIDE AT HIS COMPANY’S HQ?

A 25-year-old software engineer named Edward Mackowiak who worked for Apple has reportedly shot himself in the head at the company headquarters in Cupertino. His death was quickly ruled a suicide just hours later after police found no evidence of foul play at the scene.

What’s strange is how the company refused to give any details about what Mackowiak actually did there. The only information about his job was on a hastily removed Linkedin page. Gizmodo reports it was sparse as well, simply listing him as a software engineer at Apple. His Twitter account has also been quickly deleted. It’s as if the guy himself is being digitally erased post haste.

May 06 09:35

FARM: Grassroots, Astroturf, or Something Else?

Is it possible that politics in Montana are little more than a corrupt microcosm of federal politics? Were the shenanigans that were pulled in the 2015 Montana legislature by “responsible republicans” to pass Medicaid Expansion and the CSKT Compact just the tip of the corruption iceberg? The answer to these questions is probably yes.

May 06 09:34

San Diego to run 100 percent on renewable energy by 2035. The city also plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent.

Renewable energy has become the latest trend now, given its low cost and flexibility. San Diego which produces the second largest electrical output from solar energy in the US has laid out a new plan to cope with climate change.

May 06 09:33

Tips On How To Find Out All The Data Google Has On You (17 pics)

It's not easy to find your "Web & App Activity" page.

May 06 09:32

Bribery Tangles With Politics at the Supreme Court

Spend a million of your Super PAC dollars to elect a governor, and you can expect him to take your calls and set up meetings with state officials. Courtesy of the Supreme Court and its 2010 Citizens United decision, it’s all protected by the First Amendment.

But give the same governor a Rolex before asking for the meetings – and both of you might be convicted of bribery.

Is there a meaningful difference? That’s the question in McDonnell v. U.S., which the court is currently considering. The bribery conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell follows the second pattern – complete with the Rolex.

May 06 09:32

Henningsen on Aleppo Ceasefire: ‘US Ploy to Buy Time for Terrorist Reinforcements’

It’s now clearer than ever: The US are leading a dirty war, under the table, in Syria. This is the true backdrop of the stage play in Geneva, where US diplomats are providing cover and buying time for CIA and Pentagon covert operations on the ground in Syria.

What the US State Department said yesterday is very telling, and should be a clear guide to anyone about what Washington DC’s actual agenda is in Syria:

“We look to Russia… to press for the Assad regime’s compliance with this effort, and the United States will do its part with the opposition,” Wednesday’s statement said. Russia and Iran are the primary backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States heads a group of regional and European countries supporting the opposition to his rule.”

May 06 09:31

Venezuelan Opposition Activates Recall on Maduro?s Presidency

Steve Ellner says deep discontent across the political spectrum in Venezuela is creating a political vacuum

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, this is another US-orchestrated takedown of a government and installation of an obedient puppet.

May 06 09:23

Guccifer Speaks: 'Hillary's Server Was Like An Open Orchid'

In his first American television interview, Guccifer explains how easy it was to break into Hillary Clinton's home-brewed, transparency-evading, extra-vulnerable email server.

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May 06 09:10

Now Microsoft is breaking Windows 7 to get users to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting. While you might expect me to say, "good news, the software giant has fixed the problem", in fact what Microsoft has done is switch the update from "optional", to "recommended". So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically.

There is good news though, and that’s you can solve the problem and get your computer working again by (can you guess?) upgrading to Windows 10. Hooray!

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May 06 09:05

Updategate: Microsoft suggests updating to Windows 10 to patch Windows 7

So now, if you have one of the affected motherboard and you keep your security updates automatic like wot Microsoft recommends, then your machine will stop working properly.

We should add it's not permanently bricked, but it will take some mucking about in the BIOS to fix and that's a pain even for an experienced computer user.

Microsoft has, by offering a workaround, suggested heavily that it won't be fixing the problem, though we have asked the question, so expect a response in about a fortnight.

But the real kicker is this piece of advice: "Note The Secure Boot feature is supported in Windows 10. To learn more about the security advantages of this feature and about the upgrade path from Windows 7 to Windows 10, go to the following Windows website"

Holy toledo, this company really knows how to rub people up the wrong way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Microsoft puts out a patch that wrecks Windows 7 machines, and the recommended "fix" is to update to Windows 10!

May 06 09:00

BREAKING: Trump’s Pick For Attorney General, Leaked?!?! This Is HILLARY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

During a recent interview, Dr. Carson made a huge announcement about who he believes will be Trump’s Attorney General: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He is a tough attorney and would be an ideal candidate to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her crimes!

May 06 09:00

UPDATE: FBI Interviewing Huma Abedin In Email Case

'SOME AIDES' INTERVIEWED MORE THAN ONCE

CNN has learned that the FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, as part of the Clinton email probe. In recent weeks, multiple aides have been interviewed -- some more than once, the officials said. A date for an FBI interview of Clinton has not been set, these officials said, but is expected in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile Thursday, Judicial Watch revealed more undisclosed emails from Hillary's personal account, further exposing her claim that she turned all responsive documents over to the State Department as false.

Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hidden Hillary Emails

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May 06 08:54

WEEK’S END IN TOONS ~~ SYRIAN CEASE FARCE

May 06 08:54

ANOTHER BILL CLINTON PARAMOUR EXPOSES 'ENABLER' HILLARY

“I testified truthfully in the Jones case about Billy Clinton’s admission to me that he was a sex addict,” she writes. “A sexual addiction is a far cry from being a womanizer or a guy sowing his wild oats. It is a serious, uncontrollable force that led him into rape and sexual assault as well as to countless sexual encounters of various types over the decades that he was putatively married to the Other Woman.”

Kyle believes the Clintons have a co-dependent relationship that has kept them together.

May 06 08:52

Hillary Clinton’s House of Cards

With her recent spate of primary wins all but giving her bragging rights on the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton appears to be inching closer to the presidency. Yet Americans should think long and hard about her fitness for office. Australian writer Greg Maybury ponders her past, along with the implications and possible consequences of her election as America’s next commander in chief.

May 06 08:52

BEX Alert!!! - "Why North Carolina’s governor had to apologize to Bruce Springsteen"

Yesterday evening, the governor issued an apology through Politifact, saying he had the sales number wrong when he announced it on public radio.

Here’s the full statement from Josh Ellis, a spokesman for the governor:

“The governor apologizes for using the wrong number. It’s too bad Bruce Springsteen actually canceled on nearly 15,000 people at the last minute. Regardless, the governor is still keeping his Springsteen albums despite their political disagreements.”

(Rather misleading title from the Kosher Washington Post, don't you think???)

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May 06 08:44

Russian Orchestra Concert Celebrates Liberation of Palmyra, Syria From Islamic State

By Baran Hines

A Russian symphony orchestra under the leadership of famous conductor Valery Gergiev performed in Palmyra, Syria on Thursday to celebrate the city’s liberation from Islamic State terrorists. The concert performance was dedicated to the victims of the Islamic State’s brutal takeover of the ancient city.

The symphony orchestra concert titled “Praying for Palmyra – Music revives ancient ruins,” was performed in the Roman Theater of Palmyra. Islamic State, had previously used the theater for public executions as the site’s stunning visuals provided a backdrop for terrorist propaganda videos...

May 06 08:28

8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

By Gaye Levy

Something not frequently addressed by the survival and prepping community is the importance of good health and medical self-care. What I am referring to is individual responsibility for our own physical and mental wellness.

Why is this important? If there were to be a major disruptive event, whether local, regional or global in nature, you will need the stamina to survive adverse and even austere conditions, perhaps with minimal food, shelter, and water. Health care facilities may be scarce, if they exist at all.

Think about it. As much as we prep and do our best to store a year’s worth of food and supplies, how much attention do we actually pay to taking care of ourselves and staying informed of medical issues and topics?...

May 06 08:14

Even George Washington Agrees, Two Party Election Politics is a Sham

Waking Times

As the democratic nomination draws nearer, the Sanders campaign has been forced to drop ‘hundreds’ of employees in a last-ditch effort for the white house. Due to the situation at hand, it looks like the race for the presidency will be between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

May 06 08:12

Monsanto’s Next Weedkiller Uses RNA and It’s Far Worse Than RoundUp

Waking Times

While you and I are obsessed with glyphosate, Monsanto is turning to other genetically-modified atrocities — like RNA pesticides.

May 06 08:03

More and more Americans fed up, renouncing their citizenship in record numbers

Record numbers of Americans are in fact renouncing their citizenship as the homeland becomes a vast wasteland of filth and corruption.

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May 06 07:40

Feds Put Credit Card Felon In Charge of Major VA Purchasing Program

Almost immediately after Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate #11109-017 completed a 14-month sentence for using sensitive credit card data on his previous employer’s computer system to steal $70,000, he was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs in a position that ultimately led to his present job — running an office racked with credit card fraud and bribery problems.

May 06 07:40

TRUMP BEAT GOD: How Could Ted Cruz Have Lost When God Promised Him Victory? (Another Evangelical Fantasy Explodes)

Ted Cruz was called by God to run for president. His preacher dad said he knew that Cruz would win. God told him so. Cruz said God would raise up his people and elect him, that God was going to accomplish this. How could Cruz have failed? Why did God fail? Trump beat God.

May 06 07:39

Credit Suisse Banker Case Said to Widen With 3 New Suspects

Geneva prosecutors are widening their probe into Credit Suisse Group AG and one of its ex-wealth managers, identifying another three former employees as suspects in a case looking into unauthorized trades on the accounts of rich eastern Europeans, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

May 06 07:37

Outrage erupts at Paris police's 'brutal' search of triple-amputee man at train station (VIDEO)

The French public have exploded in anger after a video was posted online showing a man with no legs and only one arm sitting on a train platform, with his prosthetic legs scattered around him after being searched by police.
The footage shot at Paris Gare de Lyon railway station was posted on Facebook by Jean-Didier Bakekolo, who said he witnessed the May 2 incident.

The video starts with police officers walking away from the amputee who is sitting on the floor with his prosthetic legs removed.

“Officer, officer, we need you. Officer, turn back please. This is humiliation, it is not normal,” Bakekolo is heard shouting to the officers. But they don’t turn back.

May 06 07:36

Taxman gouges car buyers for money never spent

New car sales are up nearly 10 per cent this year over last year, and last year broke sales records. Canadians are spending tens of billions, and federal and provincial governments are raking in a healthy chunk of every dollar spent — 13 per cent, for example, in Ontario.

What the federal government is respectfully declining to discuss is the fact that it's also taxing people on money they aren't even spending, and forcing car dealers to collect it.

May 06 07:30

Muqtada al-Sadr’s Revolution

The miles of concrete blast walls that protect Baghdad’s Green Zone are the most enduring symbol of the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Last week, a wave of protesters, most of them loyal to Sadr, pulled down the walls and stormed the Parliament building. Some protesters beat up members of Parliament, broke furniture, and sent legislators fleeing for their lives.

May 06 07:29

Evidence hints Al-Nusra Front behind Aleppo refugee camp attack, no signs of airstrike - Russian MOD

Thursday's attack on an Aleppo refugee camp could have been carried out by Al-Nusra Front militants, Russia's Defense Ministry says. The damage pattern suggests rocket artillery use, and air control data show no sorties in the area at the time.

May 06 07:29

TTIP Greenpeace leak shows how US can pressure EU to compromise health and the environment under trade deal

TTIP could lower standards in the EU by forcing it to accept lower standards on GM foods or harmful pesticides

May 06 07:29

Trump Has Message for Vicente Fox: Get Your Money Ready, You're Going to Pay for Wall

May 06 07:26

The truth about Donald Trump? Most of his ideas are sensible – and a Trump presidency wouldn’t be so bad

Not only do none of his real positions sound outlandish, but most of them chime very well with the mid-point of American opinion

May 06 07:24

TTIP chart shows how far advanced EU-US trade deal negotiations really are

Of the 27 TTIP chapters, 18 are more than half way through the negotiating process

May 06 07:23

9/11 - The monstrous myth

May 06 07:22

Gold is the purest money on earth

May 06 07:20

Israeli man seeks restraining order against God for not being nice

An Israeli man has petitioned a court for a restraining order against God because He hasn’t been too nice to him lately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where is God going to find a lawyer?!?

May 06 07:19

Trump backs Brexit, brands migration crisis a ‘horrible thing for Europe’

Donald Trump feels the UK would be “better off without” the European Union, blaming the migrant crisis on the 28-member bloc.

Telling Fox News he had a “feeling” it was the better option, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee said the EU “pushed” the migrant crisis on Europe.

“I would say the UK are better off without [the EU] personally, but I’m not making that as a recommendation, just my feeling,” he told the news channel.

Adding that he has a lot of investment in the UK, Trump then said he wants British voters “to make their own decision.”

May 06 07:19

‘You can go your way’: Erdogan rejects demands to change anti-terror law for EU visa deal

May 06 07:18

Lawmakers waging “McCarthyite attack on right to boycott,” legal groups warn, as Israel BDS movement grows

Activist groups are pushing back against lawmakers’ attempt to punish Americans who boycott Israel and other U.S. allies.

Pending legislation in dozens of states around the country, legal groups warn, would make “blacklists” of organizations and individuals that endorse boycotts like those organized in order to combat U.S.-backed apartheid in South Africa.

Legal experts have blasted the anti-boycott campaign as “21st-century McCarthyism,” and the National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights argue anti-boycott bills are an attack on the freedom of speech and likely unconstitutional.

May 06 07:17

LAPD hacks iPhone 5s, proves they don't need Apple backdoor

On March 18, the LAPD brought in a "forensic cellphone expert" who apparently was able to override the phone's security and reveal its contents. Neither the identity of the expert or the methods used to hack the phone were revealed. Also, the version of iOS that April Jace's phone was running at the time is also unknown.

May 06 07:17

Leading up to the General Election: An analysis of the 2016 Presidential race

The way I see it, things on the political forefront, leading up to the General Election, are going to get interesting to say the least, no matter what way you slice it.

May 06 07:16

70% of Germans oppose TTIP, survey says

May 06 07:15

US forced to buy boots for Afghan army despite billions already invested - report

Although the US spent $68 billion on Afghan forces over the past 14 years, that apparently wasn't enough to buy decent footwear for soldiers. It will now spend about $100 million on boots this fiscal year, and $215 million on shoes and uniforms next year.

May 06 06:50

Watch as evil cop pepper sprays innocent little squirrel

Looks like officer Davis has some explaining to do after pepper spraying an innocent little friendly squirrel in front of children who were obviously disturbed by the event.

Category:
Police brutality
Animal cruelty

May 06 05:41

Israeli Justice Minister: It’s Anti-Semitic To Ever Criticize Israel

Israel’s notoriously militant Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, equated criticism of Israel to anti-Semitism on Wednesday, in light of rising European support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS).
Note: Well, I guess that clears that up!

May 06 04:47

All Hell Breaks Loose In Jack Yantis Case: Idaho Law Enforcement Issues *USE EXTREME CAUTION* Statewide Alert For Deputy Who Killed Jack Yantis

According To The Law Enforcement Alert, Deputy Brian Wood Has Access To Explosives, Was Involved in Domestic Violence, 'Has Become Increasingly Unstable,' Is Separated from wife, and Has Frightened His In-Laws, who have requested increased police patrol of their home. Wood told Adams County Sheriff Office Adams "If cops get involved, shots will be fired." No one in local or state law enforcement notified the Yantis family of this danger. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman, who has known about this alert since January 22, continues to defend Wood and said just last week that he would rehire Wood if he is cleared of charges in the killing of 62-year-old Jack. Zollman faces a challenger, retired lawman Tom Watts, in the election for sheriff this November.

May 06 02:44

Democrats See Danger in Trump’s Developing Anti-Clinton Strategy

Listen for a few minutes to Republicans in the “Never Trump” camp, and you’d think the outcome of November 8’s election a foregone conclusion. Donald Trump’s unfavorables are so high, they argue, his bridges to minority voters so thoroughly burnt, that Hillary Clinton will inevitably trounce him in a landslide akin to Lyndon Johnson’s historic victory against Barry Goldwater in 1964.

But talk to Democratic strategists and you’ll hear a different story. Despite Clinton’s persistent lead in the polls, many of them are far from sanguine about her prospects against the presumptive Republican nominee. They view Trump’s ability to harness the anger of America’s dispossessed white working class as a powerful threat in several Midwestern swing states, especially now that he’s openly courting Bernie Sanders supporters and aping the Vermont senator’s rhetoric on trade. They worry the New York real-estate mogul’s brash, bullying campaign style could throw the easily flustered Clinton off balance, upending her campaign at a crucial moment. And they fear that a relentlessly negative campaign would turn women voters away from politics altogether, depriving Clinton of the votes she’ll need to overcome Trump’s likely advantage with white men.

“Ted Cruz and almost any other Republican would’ve been much easier, because they’re conventional politicians.”>>>

May 06 02:05

Aleppo Cease-Fire: In US talk Of Syria Deadlines, Russia Hears An 'Or Else'

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The US, and the rebel groups it backs, say they are frustrated over the lack of movement in the Geneva peace talks: in particular, no clear signs of a political transition that would remove the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry said this week that if the process leading to Mr. Assad's removal is not on track by the negotiated deadline of August 1, the US could adopt a "new approach" to the conflict. That could mean supplying rebel forces with sophisticated anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, which could effectively turn the Syrian conflict into a proxy war between Russia and the US.

Russian experts say that implied threat is calculated to remind the Kremlin of the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan three decades ago. Then, the US helped turn the tide of battle against the Soviets by supplying rebel forces with shoulder-launched Stinger anti-aircraft missiles.

"Perhaps this threat is being made to assuage US allies like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who really would like to see the US jump in and support a total war to remove Assad," says Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs, a leading Moscow-based foreign policy journal.

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May 06 01:52

Syria: Blame Game Begins

Refugee camp bombed near Aleppo: Multiple casualties reported, blame game begins

Sarmada is located in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province close to the Turkish border and is said to be controlled by rebel factions fighting the government of President Bashar Assad. The makeshift camp that was targeted is said to have been accommodating up to 2,000 people that had fled the war-torn areas seeking safety.

While there is no conclusive information on the perpetrator of the attack, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond immediately rushed to blame the bombing on the Syrian government.

“The Assad regime’s contempt for efforts to restore the cessation of hostilities in Syria is clear for all to see,” he said in a statement, while describing the reports pertaining to the attack as “horrifying.”

The attack comes just a day after at least 12 people were killed and 45 injured in suicide blasts in the Syrian city of Homs.

May 06 01:37

WATCH: Russian High-Tech Aircraft Conducting Flights in Syria (VIDEO)

The Russian Defense Ministry published a video of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducting flights in Syria on its official YouTube channel.

The video shows the incredible Su-25 fighter jet, Mi-8 transport-combat helicopter, Su-35s, the Su-24M and fighter-bomber Su-34.

The video was made using action cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles.

The air force was involved in combating Daesh terrorists in Syria and was based at Hmeymim airbase in Latakia until the end of March 2016.

Currently, most of the combat vehicles have returned to Russia, but some aircraft and helicopters continue to strike militant positions.

May 5, 2016

May 05 20:11

Al Gore Reads His Global Warming Poem On CNN

Al Gore is truly a Renaissance Man. He wrote a poem on global warming and he really wants you to hear it. What he probably doesn't want you to hear is that the New York Times called his home a carbon-sucking machine, or that he traveled on more than 200 private jet flights last year. Burn baby burn.

This is cringeworthy. He is a horrible poet.

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May 05 19:56

Trump Trolls Paul Ryan For Saying He's "Not Ready" to Endorse

Open borders republican Paul Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper this morning he's "just not ready" to support Trump despite his being the presumptive GOP nominee because Trump himself has to "unify" the party.

TAPPER: So, Mr. Speaker, you have said throughout this process that you will support the Republican presidential nominee. Now you have a presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Will you support him?

RYAN: Well, to be perfectly candid with you, Jake, I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now. And I hope to, though, and I want to. But I think what is required is that we unify the party. And I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee.

Trump responded by trolling him in epic Trumpian fashion!

May 05 19:50

Spring snow surprises tourists in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The calendar says spring, but it doesn’t look like spring in parts of the Smokies.

For anyone heading into the Smoky Mountains Thursday it did not take long to figure out that winter gear is what you would need. The snow settled in Wednesday night and has been snowing off and on ever since, leaving a good dusting on the ground at Newfound Gap. People spent all day to check it out, take some pictures, and throw some snowballs around.

May 05 19:50

The Next US Coup in Latin America: Obama Takes Aim at Venezuela’s Maduro

Unsatisfied with only ousting Brazil’s President by leaking NSA surveillance to the country’s judiciary, Washington now seeks to break the back of Venezuela by fracturing the powerful Petrocaribe energy alliance.

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