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October 17, 2015

Oct 17 15:20

Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place

Although the biblical text does not specify the exact site of Mount Moriah, the Israeli scholar Rivka Gonen, in her book “Contested Holiness: Jewish, Muslim and Christian Perspectives on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,” says the reference has been widely interpreted to mean the high point on the hill above the City of David — the rock now under the Dome of the Rock.

Many historians have said independent scientific verification of such a reference is problematic.

“The sources for the first temple are solely biblical, and no substantial archaeological remains have been verified,” said Wendy Pullan, senior lecturer in the history and philosophy of architecture at the University of Cambridge, in the book “The Struggle for Jerusalem’s Holy Places.”
Mr. Adams said, “We just don’t have enough primary source data, textual or archaeological, to say where it was with any confidence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel is willing to risk regional if not global war to tear down Al Aqsa Mosgue and the Dome of the Rock, and they don't actually KNOW whether or not this was the real site of the first temple?!?

Actually, archaeologists have known for forty years that the Temple Mount is NOT the location of the fabled First Temple, but the remains of a Roman Fort, the Antonia, built by Herod. The actual location of the First Temple, as near as anyone can determine scientifically, is actually on Mount Ophel, 600 feet to the south. So, what is the point in a holy war over a sacred site when you cannot actually find the sacred site?

There is your proof that religion is a contagious psychosis!

Oct 17 15:17

Misunderstandings About Jerusalem's Temple Mount

While it has not been widely published, it assuredly has been known for more than 40 years that the 45-acre, well-fortified place that has been mistakenly called the "Temple Mount" was really the Roman fortress—the Antonia—that Herod built. The Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque are contained within these walls. The area is called the Haram Al-Sharif in Arabic.

The discovery that this area had once been the great Roman fortress came as a shock to the scholarly community, which had believed for many years that this ancient fortress was the place where the temple had been. This news was preceded by another shock, when the English archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon discovered in 1962 that the entire City of David in the past had been only that little rock ridge on the western bank of the Kidron Valley. Less than 10 years later the historian Benjamin Mazar learned that the Haram had undoubtedly been the Roman fortress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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Oct 17 13:26

Walmart Is Plunging (And 5 Other New Reasons The Economy Should Frighten You)



Oct 17 13:17

The anger of Palestine’s ‘lost’ generation

Palestinian protesters are neither terrorists nor heroes. “We are just normal people, living under every kind of oppression you can imagine.” “It is about being oppressed some 60, 70 years,” he said. “(The protests) are just the anger that has exploded.”

Oct 17 13:00

Experimenter Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder Movie HD

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I caught this movie last night. The film itself is uneven and seems to falter towards the end, but is worth watching to recall the series of experiments done by Milgram that explains why normal moral human beings can be made to commit unspeakable acts of cruelty. While Milgram and the film focus on this as an explanation for events in Nazi Germany, the film missed an opportunity to expand this as to why Cambodians obeyed Pol Pot, Russians Stalin, or Americans the current war machine.

Oct 17 12:22

Settler kills unarmed Palestinian, soldiers place knife on the body


The Palestinian that allegedly attacked a settler with a knife today was unarmed, video shows.

Oct 17 12:14

German mayoral candidate Henriette Reker stabbed in neck by man 'shouting about refugees' in Cologne

A leading mayoral candidate in Germany has been stabbed in the attack by a man allegedly motivated by his hatred of refugees.

Henriette Reker, Cologne’s head of social affairs, integration and environment, was campaigning in a market when her attacker approached on Saturday morning.

Oct 17 12:12

Sanders Rejects Donation from Big Pharma’s Martin Shkreli—Gives it to a Health Clinic Instead

Now that Sanders has both refused a meeting and donated his money elsewhere, Shrekli is angry: “I think it’s cheap to use one person’s action as a platform without kind of talking to that person,” Shkreli said in the interview. “He’ll take my money, but he won’t engage with me for five minutes to understand this issue better.”

He isn’t worried about the laws changing any time soon though: “Right now the rule of law in the United States is that drug companies can price their products wherever they see fit, not wherever he sees fit,” Shkreli said. “If the rule changes by congressional vote, then you know, I’ll adapt to the rules.”

Shkreli also tweeted about his donation during the Democratic National Debate on Tuesday, along with the claim that soaring drug prices are what pays for research and development on drugs for the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Shrekli is actually working for Hillary, first of all by creating a stir by the 5000% increase in the price of his drug, which allowed Hillary to make a statement about controlling pharmaceutical profits, and now this trying to attach his very negative public image to Bernie Sanders.

As a side note, IO just got back from some errands and I saw placard wavers for Bernie all along the way. Not a single one for Hillary!



Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 17 11:36

WaPo BEX ALERT - Clinton cinches the nomination

With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi piñata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you Winston Smith! Every online poll after the debate handed Sanders the win by double digits, including embarrassingly enough, CNN's own poll, which was hastily taken down and replaced with pro-Hillary garbage. Now we are starting to see a desperate campaign to convince those people who did not actually see the debate or the online polls that Hillary won it, even though nothing could be further from the truth.

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Oct 17 11:23

MU students: Remove statue of ‘racist rapist’ Thomas Jefferson

Some students at the University of Missouri are so bothered by a statue of Thomas Jefferson they’ve issued a Change.org petition to have it removed. In two months, only 71 of the requested 100 signatures have signed on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Peter Sutherland, the United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for international migration, as actually admitted there is an agenda to erase all national borders! In order to do that, all sense of a national identity must be erased, including historical points of pride, which includes the symbols of the Confederacy, and early Presidents who stood for independence. As the lackluster response to the petition shows, this attempt to erase out history, like the open borders tactic, has fizzled, and provoked a backlash.

To correct the original claims, sex with a slave was accepted practice in Jefferson's time, and we cannot judge him by today's standards. Second, he never raped Sally Hemmings, in fact he took very good care of her, took her with him to Europe, and on his death freed Sally, their children, and provided for their futures.



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Oct 17 11:13

Massive anti-Israeli rally in London

Londoners have held a massive rally condemning Israel’s aggressive policies towards the Palestinians.

As Press TV's Mohamed Valji reports, the protesters chanted slogans and carried placards demanding an end to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians.

Oct 17 11:12

NYT lies about Al-Aqsa Mosque

American archaeologist and author, Professor Dr. Ernest L. Martin (1932-2002) had conducted archaeology work in East jerusalem. In his controversial book ‘The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot’, published in 1999 – Dr. Martin claimed that Muslim sacred places, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of Rock are not built on top of the Temple Mount ruins (here).

Several other historians in the past had made similar conclusion that the 45-acre landmass known as Haram al-Sharif to the Muslim world since 638 CE – is in fact a Roman fortress built by King Herold and the Jewish holy Wailing Wall (the Western Wall) had never been part of the second Temple of Solomon destroyed in 70 CE.

British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon discovered in 1962 that the entire City of David in the past had been only that little rock ridge on the western bank of the Kidron Valley. In early 1970s, Professor Benjamin Mazar, former President of Hebrew University too, confirmed that Haram al-Sharif was indeed a Roman fortress.



Oct 17 11:11

Iran dismisses US report on religious freedom

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that such reports are "invalid and have no legal basis” because they "are prepared with the aim of achieving political goals and objectives".

This after, the US State Department report, comprising almost 200 distinct reports on countries and territories, alleges that “Iran executed, detained, harassed, and discriminated against members of religious minority groups”.

Oct 17 11:10

Spartacus Drops the Ball on Forrestal

Perhaps the fact that he toes the U.S. establishment line on Secretary of Defense James Forrestal’s apparent assassination—calling it a suicide—is because it is a lot hotter political potato than JFK’s assassination. After all, we showed in our essay, “The Pearl Harbor Betrayal and James Forrestal’s Death,” that for Chicago Tribune reporter Walter Trohan it was a hotter potato even than the argument that President Franklin Roosevelt precipitated and was fully aware in advance of the Japanese “sneak” attack. Furthermore, there are scores of books that challenge the official version of the Kennedy murder.

Oct 17 11:08

Russian General Staff puzzled by ruins of commercial infrastructure near Syrian-Jordanian border

Traces of airstrikes against commercial structures have been found on the Syrian-Jordanian border where neither Russian nor Syria aircraft have ever operated, said Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff.

"On the Syrian-Jordanian border, not far from the city of Herbet-Gezala we found ruins of commercial structures destroyed as a result of bombing," the general said a briefing for military attaches and journalists on Oct. 16.

"Russian aircraft have never operated there; the Syrian aviation, as our data suggest, was not used there either," he said.

"ISIS terrorists have never been to this area; moreover, this area has been controlled by the Free Syrian Army since 2013," Kartapolov recalled.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is a puzzlement. Russia didn't bomb this civilian place. Syria didn't. ISIS doesn't even have planes. Who does that leave as having bombed civilian structures in Syria, I wonder?

Oct 17 11:04

New Russian Jamming System Near Latakia Blocks All NATO Electronics Inside Bubble 600 Km in Diameter; Radar, Satellites, Communications All Disrupted; System Shifts Military Balance in Favor of Russia

“The Richag-AV system, mounted on the Mi-8MTPR1 (a variant of the Mi-8MTB5-1 helicopter) is said to have no global equivalent. Its electronic countermeasures system is designed to jam radar, sonar and other detection systems in the aims of defending aircraft, helicopters, drones, ground and naval forces against air-to-air and surface-to-air defense systems within a radius of several hundred kilometers. It can be mounted on units from any branch of the armed forces, including helicopters and airplanes, as well as ground and ship-based forces. The Mi8-MTPR1-based Richag-AV platform, using multi-beam antenna arrays with DRFM technology, is designed to actively jam and thus ‘blind’ radar systems in order to defend against radio-electronic guided weapons systems.



Oct 17 11:02

Mark Passio - The True Meaning And Purpose Of The 2nd Amendment

Oct 17 10:52

Treasury again rules out the 'trillion-dollar coin' option to avert the debt ceiling

The US Treasury Department has once again ruled out the potential use of a platinum coin as a way to break the nation's debt ceiling in the event Congress fails to raise its limit.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told congressional leaders earlier this week that Congress would need to raise the nation's borrowing cap by November 3 to avoid a potential default on obligations.

As an ultimate resolution is still unclear with less than three weeks before the "X date," speculation has popped up once again about two popular theorized "work-arounds" — the 14th Amendment and the "trillion-dollar platinum coin."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I wonder whose face they plan to put on this thing?

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Oct 17 10:50

Obama Exhibits Profound Disrespect for Office of the President

It is a well known rule of official conduct in the East, especially throughout India and China, that the leaders should never put their shoes up on their desk. This same unwritten law goes for any individual conducting business of any kind.

According to Feng Shui, violating such a “law” could prove to be catastrophic for your business, your career, your future prosperity and/or your overall success. Of all the things you can do right or wrong in your office, whether that be located in an office building or at home, putting your shoes on your desk is strictly forbidden. Ancient wisdom is quite clear on this matter, and for very good reasons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama does not own that desk. It is the property of We The People. and it is no ordinary desk! Is is an irreplaceable historical artifact not just because of the Presidents who have used it, but also its origin! The desk is made from wood recovered from the wreck of the HMS Resolute, hence its name the "Resolute Desk." An American ship discovered the abandoned HMS Resolute. While the US enjoyed the salvage rights to the vessel, it was returned to England as a gesture of friendship. When the ship was retired, Queen Victoria had the desk made from some of the wood and sent to the US as their gesture of good will. So, when Obama props his feet up on that desk, he is not only disrespecting the property of the American people, but also Great Britain!

Oct 17 10:44

PUTIN: TELL YOUR DICTATOR PRESIDENT HE CAN GO TO HELL


Putin has personally sent a message to the Turkish ambassador to Moscow, Mr Ümit Yardim, and warned him that Russia will stop any relationships unless the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an stops supporting ISIS terrorists in Syria.

Oct 17 10:41

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Stop Talking About Gun Control—Enforce It

How many times do we need to say it? We have to change gun laws. Now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know the gun-grabbers are desperate when they drag out sports celebrities to make their case!

On April 30, 2009, a Dutch driver deliberately crashed his car into a crowd of people (a not uncommon occurrence) killing 4 and wounding 13.

Nobody demanded all the sage law-abiding drivers turn their cars into the government. Nobody sued the manufacturer of the car.

Every year, medical mistakes kill hundreds of thousands of Americans. Nobody is demanding the hospitals be shut down.

The police in the US murder more innocent Americans than terrorists and mass shootings combined. Nobody talks about having the police surrender their weapons(although they were forced to turn in their tanks and grenade launchers).

Only when the subject of guns are the actions of a few consider grounds to punish the general public. And for those who do not remember, collective punishment is a war crime under international law.

Me, I'm an old guy. I remember a time when what was punished were wrong actions by people. Today we are punished merely for possessing certain things even if not used (and in many cases, refusing to buy things the government orders us to). We have come a long ways away from the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Hopefully, we have not traveled so far down the road to dictatorships that we still cannot peacefully turn around and make our way back.

Oct 17 10:28

Three Signs That JEB! Is In Serious Trouble

Before the Summer of Trump, Jeb Bush was the Republican to beat. He deployed a "shock and awe" strategy of building an insurmountable fundraising advantage early on. As recently as early July, the media was marveling that Bush had raised over $100 million (albeit a couple months behind his ambitious schedule).

But now the wheels are coming off the JEB! bus. New fundraising reports for the last quarter indicate that Bush's problems are multiplying. There are 3 signs that John Ellis Bush is in serious trouble.

Oct 17 10:27

Police: ?Parents beat son to death in church "counseling session"

Brutal beatings that left one teenager dead and his brother seriously injured Monday at a New York church were part of what members considered a "counseling session," according to police.

New Hartford Police Chief Michael Inserra said Wednesday that both Lucas and Christopher Leonard were subjected to hours of physical punishment at the Word of Life Church "in hopes that each would confess to prior sins and ask for forgiveness."

Inserra says investigators are still looking into what the supposed sins were. He said there's no indication, at this point, that the issue was sexual assault.

Nineteen-year-old Lucas Leonard died. Seventeen-year-old Christopher is hospitalized in serious condition.

Oct 17 10:07

Egypt to Resume Military Tanks Production After U.S. Agreement

Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar met Thursday with US ambassador Robert Stephen Beecroft and Donald Schenk, vice chairman of General Dynamics, agreeing to provide the necessary components to resume the production of tanks in Egypt.



Oct 17 10:07

RUSSIA ATTACKS ISIS IN SYRIA- launches airstrikes. Daesh in Panic

Oct 17 10:02

Poland probes US historian for saying that ‘Poles killed more Jews than Germans’

Warsaw prosecutor’s office has launched a probe into a statement made by an American historian, who claimed that Poles “actually killed more Jews than Germans” during WWII.

Jan Tomasz Gross, a US Princeton University professor of history and sociology, who is himself of Polish origin, is being accused of public insult as well as defaming Poland and sullying the country’s good name.

The case against Gross is based on Article 133 of the Polish Criminal Code, according to which the American professor could face up to three years imprisonment for “publicly insulting the Polish nation or the Republic of Poland,” Przemyslaw Nowak, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, said on Thursday.

Oct 17 10:01

Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Thursday and said she would seriously consider making the rising Hispanic leader her running mate if she wins her party's nomination.

Clinton and the other Democrats in the November 2016 race for the White House have pushed hard for support among Hispanics, a fast-growing and critical voting bloc that has moved toward Democrats in recent elections as Republicans have stymied comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and disparaged Mexican immigrants on the campaign trail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, that should lock in the illegal immigrant vote! Even though they are not supposed to be allowed to vote. But if you actually mention that Hillary is using Castro to get the illegal immigrant vote, you only say that because you hate Mexicans and women and should really shut up!

Oct 17 09:59

Report: US, Turkish Intelligence Coordinated ISIL Leader's Transfer to Turkey for Treatment

ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been transferred to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA after the notorious terrorist leader was severely injured in the Iraqi army's airstrike on his convoy in Western Anbar province, media reports disclosed on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the CIA helped the leader of ISIS (who we have been told are the BAD GUYS) escape from Iraq, where he was wounded, and get into Turkey, where he can be treated for his wounds!

Sort of tells you who ISIS is really working for, doesn't it?

Don't you wish our own veterans got that kind of care!



Oct 17 09:55

Washington confused

From one fiasco to another: Washington has failed to change the regime in Syria, failed to effectively fight ISIL, and now wants Russia to fail. At the same time, Obama appears to be willing to arm any anti-regime fighter who can carry a gun. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder how many people in the Federal Government are taking prescription anti-depressants.

Oct 17 09:55

Hillary Clinton: The gun industry is "the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability."

At the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for supporting a 2005 law that shields the gun industry from certain lawsuits.

Oct 17 09:53

Germany's Jews living in fear of thousands of Muslim refugees raised to be anti semitic

MANY German Jews are now living in fear of the hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees coming into the country because "they have absorbed anti-Semitism from their mother's milk".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way the Jews have absorbed anti-Semitism (Arabs are also Semitic people) from their mother's milk?

Oct 17 09:51

Refugees 'sexually abuse cleaner every day for TWO WEEKS at migrant centre'

The woman was abused at the centre in Kitzingen, Germany, which has become a hotbed for crime, according to reports.

After bravely coming forward she was examined by doctors who found signs of abuse, local media said.

Two refugees aged 38 and 52 have been arrested on suspicion of attacking the cleaner over a period of 10 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember, Peter Sutherland, the United Nations special representative of the secretary-general for international migration, as actually admitted there is an agenda to erase all national borders! The flooding of the US and Europe with illegal immigrants and refugees is clearly designed to dilute peoples' sense of a national or regional identity. But the "quality" of the people crossing the borders has created a severe backlash and resulted in the opposite reaction form the people of Europe and the US.



Oct 17 09:33

‘We don’t want IS to run Syria’

The aim of Russia's military operation in Syria is not to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power but to defeat Islamic State militants, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.

Russia began air strikes in Syria in late September, in a move which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support Assad.

Some of Russia's air strikes have hit groups which are not affiliated to Islamic State but are trying to unseat Assad, and are backed by the United States and its allies.

“Russia, the United States, and all other states that have a stake in seeing peace in this region and in Syria, and a strong government, too, should be discussing precisely political issues,” Medvedev said in an interview with Rossiya TV channel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assad won his last election with an 88% majority. Even with all the massive election fraud in the United States, when was the last time you saw an American President enjoy a landslide like that!

Oct 17 09:31

Moscow: Sending Stingers to ISIL Would Mean West Siding with Terrorists

If the terrorists in Syria obtain portable surface-to-air missiles Russia will view it as direct means of condoning terrorism and will bring the matter before the UN Security Council, a Russian deputy foreign minister said on Saturday.

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Oct 17 09:30

ISIS Jihadists Shave Beards, Dress as Women to Flee to West

A photo on Twitter posted by Iraqi journalist Hala Jaber shows huge piles of hair. The journalist tweeted that the ISIS fighters shaved off their beards so they could escape clean shaven to Turkey.

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Oct 17 09:27

Texas Rancher Fights Back Against BLM Land Grab

Aderholt’s family has had a deed to the land since 1941, and he had hoped to pass the property and the family business on to his sons.

“They come down here a lot and play,” Aderholt told KAUZ News Channel 6. “They help with the cattle and help building fences. They are very interested in hanging round here and helping me out.”

But according to the Bureau of Land Management, the same federal government agency that confronted Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in 2014, some of that land belongs to the feds, and they want the Aderholts off it.

Furthermore, the BLM claims the deed that proves Aderholt’s ownership of the land, given to his parents by the State of Texas, is worthless.

“The BLM is saying we should have never had a deed to it. That Texas should have never produced that deed,” Aderholt said.

Oct 17 09:21

U.K. Nurse Suffers Rare Case Of Ebola Relapse

The World Health Organization says it's possible in rare instances for patients who survived Ebola to develop the lethal disease again, when the virus lingering in the body starts to replicate at high levels.

That might explain what has happened to a Scottish nurse now being treated in London's Royal Free Hospital. Pauline Cafferkey was admitted Friday for an "unusual late complication" of Ebola after having recovered from the disease in January, the hospital said. On Wednesday, it said Cafferkey was critically ill after her condition deteriorated and that she was now suffering from Ebola, not just a complication.

Oct 17 09:20

31 y/o Holistic MD & best selling author found dead in Hawaii

Jamie Zimmerman, 31, was apparently alone when she lost her footing while trying to cross the Lumahai River on Kauai’s north shore and was swept out to sea around 4 p.m. Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to call this one very suspicious. I have been to the Lumahai River on Kauai's North Shore many times. The use of the word "swept" is inaccurate. It is a gentle meandering river. People paddle boat on it a lot and there are bridges that cross it.

Oct 17 09:13

Moscow doubles down on Washington

So this was Putin’s first message to Washington, and the Pentagon/NATO combo in particular; your fancy ideas of stationing tactical nuclear weapons or expanding missile defense to Eastern Europe, or even Asia-Pacific, are just a mirage. Our cruise missiles are capable of wreaking real effective havoc; and soon, as this piece argues, there will be more hypersonic, high-precision long-range missiles added to the mix.

Old habits don’t die hard – they remain in a coma forever. The Pentagon’s response to the facts launched from the Caspian Sea was to conduct an airdrop of light weapons to “a select group of vetted leaders and their units,” as in those famously non-existent Syrian “moderate rebels.” The weapons will inevitably be captured by assorted Salafi-jihadi goon outfits in no time.

Oct 17 09:13

The CEO of Arrow transport has personally been fined $22 million and given 7 years in prison after he used company funds to enrich himself, then closed doors just days before Christmas

Almost 6 years after abruptly closing the doors on his company just days before Christmas, former CEO of Arrow Trucking, Doug Pielsticker, has been sentenced to serve 7 and a half years in jail and pay $22 million in restitution and fines.

Oct 17 09:12

McDonald's pushes movie to schools that shows McDonald's as weight-loss tool

The documentary shows a high school teacher who says he lost 56 pounds by eating nothing but McDonald’s food for a month.

McDonald’s, lately struggling to find solutions to flagging sales and a weakened reputation, is promoting a movie that advises high-school students that if they eat at McDonald’s, they will be following a healthy, “balanced” diet.

Oct 17 09:11

Attacking Iran: US options

When Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American officer, was asked recently on NBC’s Meet The Press show whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: “We do.”

General staffs are supposed to plan for even the most unlikely future contingencies. Right down to the 1930s, for example, the United States maintained and annually updated plans for the invasion of Canada — and the Canadian military made plans to pre-empt the invasion. But what the planning process will have revealed, in this case, is that there is no way for the United States to win a nonnuclear war with Iran.

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Oct 17 08:52

Israeli stabbings thwarted, Palestinian attackers dead

A Palestinian eyewitness disputed the police account of what happened, saying that the shooting took place when Jewish settlers attacked an unarmed Palestinian man.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note how the headline sells the idea that the Palestinians are always at fault even though deeper in the story it is admitted that this is clearly in doubt.

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Oct 17 08:35

'They don't care who gets killed': Ex-drone pilot turned whistleblower to RT

What masquerades as our government here in America is really a criminal gang run by Psychopaths!

Guilt-ridden American drone pilots continue to quit in unprecedented numbers. One former secret mission operator, Brandon Bryant, who’s received a whistleblower award, spoke to RT of the horrors of indiscriminate killing from a safe distance.

“The people that are giving the order to kill – they don’t care who gets killed as long as their target gets attacked… they’ll take out however many people they can in order to get their results,” Bryant says.

Oct 17 08:27

Herridge: Whistleblowers Call Out Double Standard in Hillary's Email Scandal

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another indication that the real scandals still hidden behind Hillary's server are so big, they could bring down the entire government. As a result, we see GOP members of Congress undermining the credibility of the Benghazi probe, The FBI complaining that Obama is interfering with their investigation, and Bernie Sanders dropping the email issue, even though it could remove his chief rival for the Democratic nomination! Not without as good reason are so many people of both parties trying to protect Hillary right now!

In politics, there are two kinds of secrets. There are the little secrets; the sex scandals, the bribes, which are the fodder for political infighting. Then there are the great secrets, secrets so terrible they would bring down the entire government, such as the truth behind the JFK assassination, the truth behind 9-11, and so forth. Sanders' dismissal of Hillary's email scandal was not done to protect Hillary herself, but to protect the government Sanders hopes to lead. Sanders knows that if pursued, the public will learn that behind the server itself lurks far larger scandals, such as government-sanctioned gun-running from Libya to ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria (using that Consulate in Benghazi), and whether the weak private email server holding US secrets, coupled with a "charitable foundation" legally allowed to accept money from foreign sources, signals a repeat of the 1996 Clinton "China-gate" secrets-for-donations scandal!

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Oct 17 08:19

New Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking Info About Profiling Assassination Targets

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Earlier this week came the admission that much of the "intelligence" used to direct drone attacks is weak if not outright faulty. In this video, they talk about how targets are picked by "profile" and one profile is simply assuming that taller men are likely to be fighters and sending a drone to kill them. In one case, a normal sized man who happened to be surrounded by children was targeted, killing the innocent man and all but one of the children!

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Oct 17 08:05

U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered

The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department of Transportation, NBC news has learned. The government has been concerned about the rise in close calls between unmanned drones and aircraft flying into and out of some of the nation’s biggest airports. The plan is expected to be announced Monday.

Oct 17 08:03

80 year-old man held on marijuana trafficking charges busted after traffic stop—but is that really what happened?

An 80 year-old man who owns property throughout New England is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges related to allegations that he has been running a massive and illegal marijuana business. In addition to being an absurd waste of public resources, his prosecution raises disturbing questions about the trickle down of illegal spying from feds to local cops. Marshall Dion's latest round of legal troubles began in June 2013, when he was subjected to what the Boston Globe calls a "chance" traffic stop on a Kansas highway. "[A] police officer pulled him over for driving 80 in a 75 m.p.h. zone," the Globe reports. "During the stop, the officer searched Dion’s beat-up pickup truck and found nearly $850,000 in cash."

Oct 17 08:01

Russia's Next Move

Oct 17 06:22

Here Is What Syria, Russia Are Planning for Jihadis Holding NW Syria

A good summary of the situation in Syria.

The attack by the Syrian side was not very serious yet. It was rather reconnaissance by force to find out where the enemy might have strong or weak points.
The big attack will start only when reinforcements have arrived and the Russian are able to fly more air attacks per day.

Expected reinforcements are: Al-haydareyeen Iraqis Forces (2000 fighters), the Fatimids Afghan forces (2000 fighters), the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (2,000 fighters) and the elite of Hezbollah (1000 fighter)

Oct 17 05:39

Israel says will not accept international presence in east Jerusalem

"Let me be crystal clear -- Israel will not agree to any international presence on the Temple Mount. Such a presence would be a change in the status quo," Israeli Deputy Ambassador David Roet told the UN Security Council.
Note: As usual Israel does not want the world to know the truth.

October 16, 2015

Oct 16 22:28

Article from a year ago. Israeli Provocation at Holy Sites

An increasingly bewildered Bibi claims the Jews have no desires on the Temple Mount. This article is exactly twelve months old. Provoking the Palestinians might have seemed like a good idea at the time.
It doesn't look so clever now with Iran sitting in the Golan Heights.

The thing is the Temple wasn't on top of a hill it was in the valley next to a spring. The Temple was a 'ritual' slaughter house for thousands of animals requiring water on demand.
http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-jewish-temple-that-may-prevent-w...
http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-jerusalem-temple-mount...

This temple was the run by the Pharisees, the money changers who arranged for the political trial leading to torture and crucifixion, of an innocent political activist. Can't remember his name but he had must have been dangerous. The Pharisees cursed him to an eternity in boiling excrement for his beliefs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharisees

Oct 16 21:55

Shlomo Sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

His past was Jewish, but today he sees Israel as one of the most racist societies in the western world. Historian Shlomo Sand explains why he doesn’t want to be Jewish anymore

Oct 16 19:48

7/7 led to wars abroad and loss of freedoms at home ... but do we know what really happened that day?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

For the London media 7/7 is 'done and dusted', but for guest author, Tony Gosling, who helped cover the IRA London bombing campaign for the BBC, nothing could be further from the truth.

31-minute video: Ten years after 7/7: 13 holes in government & media account of 2005 London Bombings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfC2DfCTjdo

Monday 6th July 2015 BRISTOL - At lunchtime of 7th July 2005 the Guardian's Mark Honigsbaum was in the London Hilton Hotel opposite Edgware Road underground station uploading an audio report to the Guardian website. Mark had been talking to dazed and injured passengers as they emerged from the smoke and chaos below and listening back to the Guardian's first report of the day is unsettling.

Oct 16 19:45

Monstersanto in a Can

Courtesy of TTIP

Snip: From the people that brought the world the wonders of Agent Orange, aspartame, PCB, DDT, dioxin and various other completely harmless poisons, we bring you… cola in a can. That’s right. Monstersanto is now available in a can. And to mark the launch, the price is even lower than the morality of it all. Impossible you might think, but we’ve managed it!

Open the ring pull. Feel the spray. Taste the PR. It’s so refreshingly cheap. Monstersanto Cola is full of promise. It makes crops big and strong. More growth, less input. Less input, cheaper costs. And it’s as safe as houses. About as safe as a debt-bubble sub-prime market.

Just drink it in and hope for the best. After all, that’s what you already do with our other completely safe and healthy product Roundup. It’s everywhere – in the air, in the rivers and in your urine.

Oct 16 18:08

The Politicians That Corrupt Democracy

Back in February this year, a debate about MP’s second jobs dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, after an undercover investigation involving former Foreign Ministers Jack Straw, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and a bogus Chinese company. David Cameron said having people with outside interests made for a “stronger Parliament”.

Oct 16 18:06

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the carrier Theodore Roosevelt withdrew from the Persian Gulf

Comment by the Saker: the big news here is that the USA has pulled the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) out of the Persian Gulf and that, for the first time in many years, no US aircraft carrier will be patrolling these waters. In fact, there are currently no US aircraft carriers anywhere near the Middle-East. Funny fact: Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US President and Russia fired exactly 26 cruise missiles, after which the Theodore Roosevelt withdrew. Coincidence or the the Kremlin send a message to Uncle Sam?

Oct 16 17:33

Holy Holohoax. My Government Wouldn’t Lie To Me.

The Red Cross had unrestricted access each month to every German concentration camp including Auschwitz. They had inside men who reported to them in detail the activities at the camps.

In a Nov. 22, 1944 letter to U.S. State Department officials, the Red Cross said: “We had not been able to discover any trace of installations for exterminating civilian prisoners. This corroborates a report which we had already received from other sources …”

The Germans captured 150,000 British soldiers. 150 of those men were engineers who worked at Auschwitz-Birkenau to maintain the manufacturing plants that processed Silesian coal to make gasoline for the German Army. The Germans were using a coal gasification formula developed in 1915 in Russia. These 150 men obviously had daily access throughout the camps but to date neither a Nuremberg prosecutor nor a Holohoax researcher has cited their testimony. I wonder why.

Oct 16 17:07

Israel calls up reservists amid daily clashes in W Bank

Violence has been breaking almost daily since last week, especially in Jerusalem. The Israeli army deployed hundreds of troops in cities to assist police.

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Oct 16 15:45

Croatia: If Hungary close the border, the refugees returning to Serbia

Croatian Government to the Hungarian border closures respond Plan C, which was agreed with Slovenia, reports portal Index recalling the earlier speculation that this plan means the return of refugees in Serbia.

Plan C, according to information from the portal, includes transportation of refugees to the Slovenian border.

"President of the Government of the Croatian Zoran Milanovic is in constant contact with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar.After yesterday's talks in Brussels, the prime ministers Milanovic and Cerar today are repeatedly by phone discuss the current situation with refugees. Croatian government earlier has a plan C, which was agreed with Slovenia. In the case of the closure of the borders of Hungary, Croatia will begin to implement this plan in consultation and constant coordination with Slovenia, "confirmed a spokesman for the government portal.

It is also stated that the details of the plan C discover Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic during the day.

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Oct 16 15:18

The two trillion dollar towers of student and auto debt: As Americans are unable to afford homes, many go deep into debt to finance their education and cars.

As Americans continue to see their income lag inflation, many are unable to purchase homes in a market driven by hot money and a crowding out effect brought on by investors. But people want to spend money, even money they don’t have. So instead of buying homes, Americans have been on a car buying spree and also going into deep debt for college. The end result is that we now have two trillion dollar towers of debt. Student debt outstanding is at $1.36 trillion and auto debt is now over $1.01 trillion. A large part of the rise in auto debt has come in the form of subprime auto debt. A car is not an investment. And with your typical new car costing $30,000 this is no tiny purchase given the median annual household income of $50,000. So Americans are doing what they do best and that is financing big ticket purchases to grasp at the illusion of being middle class. Let us look at what has changed in the last decade.

Oct 16 15:06

Anti-ISIS drills: Russian Special Forces fight ‘Islamic terrorists’

The Russian Special Forces conducted military drills in Tambov Oblast, in south eastern Russia.

Oct 16 15:01

Blessed Be the State's Punitive Priesthood

cop-worship - barf!

snip: Pastor Jay Dennis, who presides over the First Baptist Church on the Mall, a large and growing “mega-church” in Lakeland, Florida, urges his congregation to see police officers as angelic beings bearing a divine commission to impose summary punishment. They are to be obeyed, prayed for, and never spoken of other than in tones of chastened gratitude and unalloyed reverence.

Oct 16 14:56

Washington Post Reduces Palestinian Victims to a Word Problem

snip: Netanyahu’s vow to “settle the score” suggests a view of human life as something that can be tallied up, with deaths on one side balancing deaths on the other. If media outlets are going to present that as a legitimate perspective, they might as well acknowledge what the actual “score” is: Since 2009, according to the Israeli human rights group B’tselem, Israeli security forces have killed 636 Palestinians, with Israeli civilians killing another 14. During this time, Palestinians have killed 43 Israeli civilians, and 12 members of Israeli security forces. This does not include the Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip in July/August 2014, during which an estimated 1,767 Palestinians died, along with 64 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians.

Oct 16 14:49

Protesters Arrested Inside Baltimore City Hall as Frustration Over Policing Mounts

Civil disobedience part of growing movement demanding community input on law enforcement policies.

Oct 16 14:47

Israel, the state of the settlers

Uri Avnery explains how the settlers – Jewish squatter-colonists – are beginning to take over the state in Israel, so that now the police chief, the head of the secret service and a growing number of army officers are settlers or originate from settlements.

Oct 16 14:44

This Court Case Could Unshackle Americans From Student Debt

While the case is crucial for students, they aren’t the only ones with a stake in its outcome. Through a loan servicer called ECMC, the Department of Education has spent several years battling student borrowers who want bankruptcy relief. ECMC, which has an exclusive agreement with the government, has aggressively advocated that judges use the harsh standards to decide when it's appropriate to forgive student debt. Lawyers for ECMC declined to comment.

Oct 16 14:29

About 20,000 Syrians Apply for Liberland Citizenship in Europe

The Free Republic of Liberland, a European sovereign state created on no-man’s land between Croatia and Serbia, continues to grow. It has already received over 380,000 citizenship applications; among applicants there are 20,000 Syrians.

Oct 16 14:12

Breaking Silence, Wife of Jailed CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Seeks Presidential Pardon

In an unprecedented news conference today, the spouse of a jailed CIA whistleblower is speaking out. Holly Sterling, the wife of imprisoned former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, will appear at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to appeal for a presidential pardon.

Oct 16 13:58

Aussies get behind proposal to change currency to dollarydoos

October 16, 2015: A change.org petition to change the name of Australian currency to "Dollarydoos" is gaining popularity, inspired by a Simpsons gag that poked fun at the land Down Under.

Oct 16 13:49

Ukraine brings charges against 304 LPR officials

"In conformity with Ukraine’s criminal code, charges have been brought against 304 persons who are government officials and law enforcers of the LPR," the press service said. These people are charged with "overthrowing the constitutional system, seizing state power in Ukraine and altering the country’s borders." The press service also said, investigators have arrested 163 transportation vehicles, 95 apartments, 41 private houses, seven land plots and 13 non-residential facilities owned by these people.

Oct 16 13:47

The epic photo that’s thrilling Palestine supporters worldwide

Oct 16 13:46

Russia can’t bomb its way to Syria peace: Obama

US President Barack Obama has warned Russia against its fight on Daesh terrorists in Syria, saying Moscow could not “bomb their way” to a peaceful solution in the war-torn country.

“They are not going to be able to bomb their way to a peaceful situation inside of Syria,” Obama said Friday during a joint press conference with visiting South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

Obama made the remarks after US and Russia reached a provisional deal on aerial operations in Syria to prevent mid-air clashes in the Arab country.

He said the basic understanding aimed at “de-conflicting” US and Russian military in Syria does not mean that there has been a “meeting of the minds in terms of strategy.”

Russia has stepped up its bombing campaign in support of the government of Bashar al-Assad in fight against Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since, in the US's backing and funding of militants against Al-Assad, and arming them to destabilize Syria, Obama was attempting (allegedly, but not really) to do the same thing, how in the name of heaven can he accuse Russia, in light of the fact that they are successfully dealing with the liquidation of all jihadists, with Iranian help?!?

The man is delusional, that he would believe that he would not be caught in his own lies about Isis, Al Nusra, and Al Quaeda at some point, and the Russian government has just called him out on this.

Oct 16 13:35

Shutdown: Baltimore Youth Take Over City Hall

The Real News spent Wednesday night in its entirety with young black activists who occupied City Hall in protest of Kevin Davis' bid to become the new police commissioner in Baltimore.

Oct 16 13:30

Food Riots Are Coming As Cost Soars: “50 Million Americans Are Dealing With Food Insecurity”

Almost beyond belief, a full 79 percent of the people that use food banks purchase typically buy cheap, unhealthy food and still just have enough to feed their children. The price of food continues to quickly out-pace the paychecks of most middle class families. For example, the average price of ground beef has just hit a brand new all-time record high of $5.88 per pound! There are nearly 50 million Americans that are dealing with food insecurity in various degrees of distress. Just over one out of seven Americans rely on obtaining food from various banks at one point or another and these food banks are beginning to experience record shortages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder how deliberately food insecurity is being pushed by this Federal Government, looking at it as the mechanism to create a tipping point, where riots will ensue, to be put down with extreme prejudice, and be used as the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Law, and impose martial law in this country.

Oct 16 13:26

What are EU hiding over TTIP negotiations? Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy tries to find out.

Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy gets access to the secret reading room in Brussels to try and find out what the EU is hiding from its citizens in relation to the negotiations around the Trans-atlantic Trade, Investment, Partnership (TTIP) agreement with the US. He gets access but is denied the right to share information with EU citizens!

Oct 16 13:22

Obamacare's Latest Casualty: Largest Health Insurer On Colorado Exchange Abruptly Collapses

This wasn't supposed to happen.

With the mainstream media, at least the majority that is left of center, flooded with story after story touting Obamacare's success, the news coming this morning from Denver that Colorado's largest nonprofit health insurer and participant in that state's insurance exchange Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016, was a slap in the face for the Obama administration's crowning achievement.

According to AP, the health insurer announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to be the first of many collapses of these health care exchanges, because they were ultimately engineered to look great; and then fail, utterly.

Someone in the Obama administration had to know that this was going to happen, but preferred to indulge in "magical thinking", and refused to think such a possible scenario through.

And those with Obamacare are going to see their premiums skyrocket in 2016 - if they can still afford it, and if they cannot, they will be fined.

As reported at Breitbart.com in July of last year:

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura N. Cali has approved premium rate increases of 25 percent for the Moda Health Plan and 33 percent for LifeWise in 2016. Due to Obamacare’s radical plan design and high utilization costs, skyrocketing American healthcare costs are becoming the norm–and will be a top issue in 2016 elections. Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling that Obamacare subsidies were legal, President Barack Obama flew to Tennessee last week in attempt to rally liberals and consumer advocates to pressure state insurance regulators to limit proposed health insurance rate increases. Obama said that if commissioners do their job and actively scrutinize rates, “my expectation is that they’ll come in significantly lower than what’s being requested.” What the President was referring to in his speech are requests by Tennessee’s healthcare insurers, led by leaders Blue Cross & Blue Shield, for average 2016 statewide healthcare insurance premium rate increases of 36.3 percent.

Oct 16 13:18

Afghan migrant shot dead trying to enter Bulgaria: ministry

An Afghan migrant was shot by Bulgarian border guards while trying to cross from Turkey and died on his way to hospital, the interior ministry said Friday.

It was the first known deadly police shooting since the beginning of the crisis which has seen an influx of hundreds of thousands migrants into Europe, and came as the EU and Turkey reached a deal to stem the flow.

The victim was among of a group of 54 migrants spotted by a patrol near the southeastern town of Sredets close to the Turkish border late on Thursday, said a senior official at the interior ministry, Georgy Kostov.

Oct 16 13:17

Hungary to close border with Croatia to stop refugee influx

Hungary will seal off its border with Croatia midnight to stop the uncontrolled inflow of refugees that arrive in thousands every day, the foreign minister said after a national security cabinet meeting.

Oct 16 13:07

TARGET AFRICA

Since 9/11, a multitude of other facilities — including staging areas, cooperative security locations and forward operating locations — have also popped up (or been beefed up) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, South Sudan, and Uganda. A 2011 report by Lauren Ploch, an analyst in African affairs with the Congressional Research Service, also mentioned U.S. military access to locations in Botswana, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, and Zambia. According to Sam Cooks, a liaison officer with the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. military has struck 29 agreements to use international airports in Africa as refueling centers. These locations are only some of the nodes in a growing network of outposts facilitating an increasing number of missions by the 5,000 to 8,000 U.S. troops and civilians who annually operate on the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all about private corporate profit, folks.

It has NOTHING to do with "our freedoms, and the American way of life."

Oct 16 13:05

Pensions protesters block Greek ministry ahead of vote in parliament

About 200 protesters blocked the entrance to the Labour Ministry in Athens on Thursday to protest against pension cuts in a reform bill Greece has put before parliament to pass its first bailout test and unlock fresh international aid.

The protesters from communist-affiliated party PAME hung out a huge banner reading: "We won't become slaves of the 21st century."

The bill gradually raises the retirement age to 67 years by 2022 and cuts pensions by 10 percent for people below that age who have retired but have yet to reach 67.

Oct 16 12:59

Central banks are a "doomsday machine" sitting on a $100 trillion market implosion, Stockman warns

Former Reagan budget chief David Stockman has warned that the global markets are dangerously close to collapse and that, were it not for artificial forces, the world economy would suffer a $100 trillion market implosion.

Stockman, a former Republican congressman from Michigan and President Ronald Reagan's director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote on his blog recently that the world is currently "in the midst of a lunatic financial mania" in which central banks around the globe have addicted national economies to endless printing of money -- so much so that any hint of ending "quantitative easing" negatively affects stock markets.

Oct 16 12:55

Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft delivers 20 tons of aid to Syria

An Ilyushin IL-76 Candid aircraft landed in Latakia airport at 20:00. "The Emergencies Ministry aircraft delivered over 20 tons of humanitarian cargo for Syria’s population: tinned meat, fish and milk, sugar, blankets and articles of prime necessity," the ministry told TASS. Assistance to Syria is being provided in line with an instruction of the Russian government. The plane is expected to fetch from Syria over 80 citizens of Russia, the CIS and other foreign states who wish to leave the country due to hostilities there.

Oct 16 12:54

This Police Department May Ban People Arrested For Crimes From Public Areas

Police in North Carolina may declare parts of the Charlotte metropolitan area off-limits to people who have been arrested for crimes, The Charlotte Observer reported this week.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says it is considering whether to propose an ordinance that would create "public safety zones," in which anyone arrested for a crime would be banned from returning to the zone for a year.

The proposal is still in the development phase and would need to be approved by the city council’s community safety committee, Deputy City Attorney Mark Newbold told The Huffington Post. He added that the city has not yet determined which type of public areas would be included in this new policy. "As it sits right now, we're still at the discussion level," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, Let me get this straight: people who were not convicted for crimes, but arrested for crimes, could be prevented from entering a "public safety zone" in Charlotte?!?

Apparently, the police in Charlotte have opted for "Code Napoleon" law, were the accused were considered guilty before proven innocent, and have abandoned the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

This is insane, but a creeping reality in many other cities as well.

Oct 16 12:54

Israel/Palestine: A reality check

Alan Hart says it is past time to stop advocating a two-state solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict and focus energies on getting Israelis to understand that the only choice now is one democratic state or disaster.

Oct 16 12:53

Bomb-destroyed houses spotted in Syrian locality where Russian warplanes not used

"We have spotted ruins of household buildings destroyed by bombing near the settlement of Kherbet Ghazala at the Syrian-Jordan border," Kartapolov told a briefing for foreign military attaches and journalists. "Russian warplanes have never performed any missions there and, as far as we know, the Syrian aviation has not been used there either," he stressed. "This territory has never been in the hands of the Islamic State. Moreover, this area has been controlled by the Free Syrian Army since 2013." He demonstrated photos of the area featuring bomb-destroyed buildings. "You can see on these photos that there are no signs of military activity around these cottages, there are no military hardware, not even signs of military hardware. These are regular gardens and fields with buildings to keep farming tools," he said. "Why destroy these buildings? It looks like somebody’s pilots were just training their skills or dropped bombs to report to their command about completed mission".

Oct 16 12:51

Syrian government ready to hold talks with 'worthy opposition'

Syria’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad to the SANA news agency: "We are ready to immediately sit down at the negotiating table with the worthy national opposition, but not with the opposition connected with external forces," the agency quotes him as saying. "We are prepared to take part in the work of four groups to seek ways out of the conflict set up at the initiative of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura." Faisal Mikdad also pointed to Russia’s role in launching the inter-Syrian consultation, adding that it was important to hold a new round of talks, Moscow-3. "We hope that all honest Syrians will join the fight against terrorism along with the Syrian army." He added that "Syria would under no circumstances renounce its sovereignty and independence." "The Washington-led coalition only says it is fighting against terrorism, but in reality it does not do anything," he said.

Oct 16 12:45

Russian Hackers of Dow Jones Said to Have Sought Trading Tips

A group of Russian hackers infiltrated the servers of Dow Jones & Co., owner of the Wall Street Journal and several other news publications, and stole information to trade on before it became public, according to four people familiar with the matter.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission are leading an investigation of the infiltration, according to the people. The probe began at least a year ago, one of them said.
The breach is described by the people as far more serious than a lower-grade intrusion disclosed a week ago by Dow Jones, a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The company said last week that it was working with a cybersecurity firm and law enforcement after learning that hackers had sought contact and payment information of about 3,500 customers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, HuffPo: you are carrying the US government's water on this,and you have made it painfully obvious.

Because, if in fact this story were true, you would source the "...four people familiar with the matter."

But you haven't, most likely because they don't exist!!

This fever-pitch Russia-bashing is disingenuous in the extreme, and you are getting utterly no traction with the American people.

Henceforward, if you refuse to credit your sources, your credibility has just disappeared, permanently.

Oct 16 12:42

Gideon Levy: U.S. Criticizes Settlements While Giving Israel “Carte Blanche” to Continue Occupation

In an appearance at Harvard University, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to draw a link between the wave of violence and increased Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Oct 16 12:42

Irrational & Unrequited Love of Ukrainians for the West

The public consciousness in Ukraine continues to amaze with its irrationality. This is confirmed by the poll conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Despite the fact that the majority of Ukrainians acknowledge that Euromaidan did not meet their expectations, a dominant sentiment in Ukraine is in favor of the pro-Western geopolitical course. 49% of respondents are of the opinion that Ukraine should better strive to deepen relations with Europe, while the percentage of those who prefer a closer relationship with Russia is only 8%. At the same time 56% of Ukrainians believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction, and only 20% hold the opposite opinion. The notion that the country is moving in the wrong direction is spread across the country and is shared by the majority of citizens in each region.

Oct 16 12:35

GOOGLE, THE NSA & DHS ARE CREATING A GLOBAL DNA DATABASE

According to the Verge, Ancestry.com, is seeking permission from the FDA to create a national DNA database. Ancestry.com claims they'll use your DNA to assess your families disease risk.

Would it shock you to know that Google, the NSA and DHS are using "front companies" to create a GLOBAL DNA database?
“On the heels of our AncestryHealth launch and our one million genotyped customers milestone for AncestryDNA, we’re excited to announce this collaboration with Calico to research and develop life changing solutions,” said Ken Chahine, Executive Vice President and Head of DNA and Health. “We have laid the groundwork for this effort through the combination of an unmatched family history database, one of the fastest growing genetic databases..."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, apparently, ancestry.com is not a benign service to help one find one's ancestral roots, but a willing collaborator with the NSA and DHS to create this database.

I used to think about using this to find out more about my ancestry, but hell, - not any more! And is Ancestry.com getting permission from its clients to use their genetic information in this database?!?

I would be willing to bet, not; whether you want to or not, your genetic information will be collected by the NSA and DHS, when you send it in for ethnic analysis.

Oct 16 12:30

RUSSIA, IRAN BEGIN "PROMISED" ASSAULT ON SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY IN FINAL BID TO RESTORE ASSAD

Earlier this week, we noted that Iran had reportedly sent “thousands” of troops to Syria in preparation for an offensive aimed at retaking the city of Aleppo.

With a population of more than 2 million, Aleppo was Syria’s largest city prior to the war and it’s now run by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS.

The battle is also notable for the scale of Iran’s involvement. Between Hezbollah and Iranian forces, the battle for Aleppo is shaping up to be the largest ground operation orchestrated by Tehran to date.

Here’s more, via Reuters:

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters launched an offensive south of Aleppo on Friday, expanding their counter-attack against rebels across western Syria with support from Russian air strikes.

Aleppo, a commercial and industrial hub near the border with Turkey, was Syria's largest city before its four-year civil war, which grew out of protests against Assad's rule.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though Russia, Iran, and Syria are going to be able to accomplish the complete route of ALL militants in Aleppo.

I wonder if the bookies in Vegas are taking odds as to how long this will take. I would be willing to bet, NOT VERY!!

Oct 16 12:22

Israel, the Media and the Anatomy of a Sick Society

This fundamental fact is only very rarely discussed, but it lies at the heart of the Palestine conflict. By seeing Arabs as subhuman, many Israelis are able to justify, often on an unconscious level, all forms of brutality, violence, and oppression.

Oct 16 12:18

COPS PEPPER SPRAY CROWD OF SCHOOL KIDS PROTESTING A COP CAUGHT ON FILM BODY SLAMMING CHILD

At Toleman High School on Wednesday, a brief video sparked outrage showing a police officer violently arresting a 14 -year-old boy.

Police said that student was acting unruly before the incident, allegedly trying to fight another student, so they moved in. According to police, while the officer was trying to arrest the 14-year-old, the student’s 17-year-old brother attacked the officer.

The video does not show the attack; it only shows the 17-year-old boy face down on the floor. At this point, the 14-year-old approached the officer, and he’s immediately and violently slammed to the ground.

As the protest grew, the mayor got involved. “I’m asking you to put your trust in me,” Mayor Don Grebien said to the students. “I’m going to listen to you.”

According to WDAM, Grebien pleaded for the students to head back to class. He decided to meet with a few students at city hall.

As the police presence increased, so did the tension, and a window was allegedly broken.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS... is the best police can do with highschoolers?!? PEPPER SPRAY THEM?!?!? Is THIS how the Rhode Island Police interprets "To Protect and Serve"?!?

I would strongly urge every single parent of every single student at that high school to withdraw their kids immediately. Take the entire school down by completely eliminating its tax base.

Home schooling is completely legal in this state, providing that certain provisions are met.

But this behaviour from the Rhode Island police, because they felt they were "being threatened"?!? Were these people trained by the IDF?!? Because, in training with the IDF, Americans are made to feel by their police rather like the Palestinians are treated by the IDF, including our kids.

Oct 16 12:18

Trump, Carson, to boycott CNBC hosted debate if longer than 2 hours

A joint letter addressed to CNBC’s Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Cuddy, signed by both GOP Candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump reads in part:

Oct 16 12:08

An Israeli Sniper Shot Me'

A 13-year-old boy from a refugee camp next to Bethlehem was killed by an IDF soldier for no apparent reason. The army's response: 'It was a mistake.'

Oct 16 12:08

VIDEO: COPS PEPPER SPRAY CROWD OF SCHOOL KIDS PROTESTING A COP CAUGHT ON FILM BODY SLAMMING CHILD

At Toleman High School on Wednesday, a brief video sparked outrage showing a police officer violently arresting a 14 -year-old boy. Police said that student was acting unruly before the incident, allegedly trying to fight another student, so they moved in. According to police, while the officer was trying to arrest the 14-year-old, the student’s 17-year-old brother attacked the officer.

Oct 16 12:03

Compulsory Adult Vaccination Bill 792 Signed Into Law

By Eileen Dannemann

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 792, a bill to further strengthen California’s mandatory vaccine laws by requiring that adults who work or volunteer at day care centers be vaccinated. A violation of the act is a crime...

Oct 16 11:50

BLACK GAY Pastor indicted for kiddie porn

Investigators said Demarcus Smith, 32, coerced a boy to take pictures of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct and send him the pictures.

Smith is a pastor at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church in South Memphis. He's also a member of the Baptist Ministerial Association.

Investigators said he coerced the boy between August 2014 and May 2015.

"It's sickening. It's extremely sickening, not just for the community’s sake, but to the bible itself,” said Lakisha Davis. To the people, to what you're supposed to represent, it's sad."

Oct 16 11:45

Yemeni forces hit airbase in Saudi Arabia's Asir region with Scud missile

Yemeni forces have launched a fresh attack against Saudi Arabia in retaliation for Riyadh’s devastating war on their country.
Local media say Ansarullah fighters and their allied army units have fired a Scud missile from the capital Sana’a at the King Khalid airbase in the southwestern Saudi region of Asir. They say the ballistic missile has hit the target.

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"What do you mean, they are shooting back at us? Are they allowed to do that? I thought they were not allowed to do that!" -- Saudi King Senile

Oct 16 11:44

Syrian source: Abu Omar Al Shishani killed by Russian airstrike in Homs

The leader of the terrorist group "Ahrar al-Sham", a native of Chechnya, Abu Bakr al-Shishani was allegedly killed in the Syrian province of Homs as a result of air strikes, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti on Thursday. "On October 14, as a result of the impact by the Russian airstrike in the province of Homs, the militant group Ahrar al-Sham together with the leader, a native of Chechnya, Abu Bakr Al-Shishani, was eliminated" - said the agency. Earlier, the Syrian National Agency SANA reported the death of the "Ahrar al-Sham" leader Sheikh Omar Mustafa Al-Khodr, and his right hand man Khalid Abu Anas. "Ahrar al-Sham" is the biggest terrorist group in the "Dzheish al-Fath" after "Dzhabhat en Nusra". In the spring of 2015 "Ahrar al-Sham" participated in the capture of Erich, Idlib and Jisr al-Shugurov in northwest Syria. During the capture of the city, militants carried out mass executions of local people.

Oct 16 11:43

U.S. 'excessive force' comment touches nerve in Israel

Israel bristled on Thursday at what it saw as U.S. suggestions it used excessive force following Palestinian stabbings, and published images to refute Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's allegation that a teen suspect had been "executed".

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"Don't you understand? We are the VICTIMS! We are ALWAYS the victims! Yes, we took the Palestinians land, and yes we kill a lot of them, but they are bad, we are good, and you must give us more money and weapons to save us from extinction because Israel only has warplanes, tanks, and nuclear weapons and the Palestinians are throwing #$%^ing ROCKS at us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Oct 16 11:40

Analysis on AP's biased reporting

As is typical, AP’s story is written by an individual with strong connections to Israel. Aron Heller grew up in Israel, graduated from Tel Aviv University, and may be an Israeli citizen. It is likely that he or members of his family have served in the Israeli military. None of this is disclosed to AP readers. [We’ve noticed that, hours after this appeared, the byline for this same basic story is now given as “Tia Goldenberg,” who is probably updating it.]

Oct 16 11:38

A New Snowden? Whistleblower Leaks Trove of Documents on Drones & Obama’s Assassination Program

Newly leaked government documents have provided an unprecedented window into the secret U.S. drone assassination program across the globe.

Oct 16 11:37

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Were Your Children Human Beings Before The Were Born?

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Look at how this (I must not use bad words I must not use bad words I must not use bad words) avoids the question!

Oct 16 11:30

Season’s first snow hits Michigan

Jack Frost is visiting Michigan this weekend with snowfall in the Upper Peninsula and a freeze warning for Metro Detroit, according to the National Weather Service.

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