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January 15, 2016

Jan 15 08:13

A Towering Chinese Debt Mountain Looms Over Markets

Lost in all the Chinese stock and currency market gyrations, policy missteps and mixed data is this economic reality: The government is constrained by a credit bubble that has ballooned to $28 trillion in an economy growing at its slowest pace in 25 years.

Policy zig-zags have left investors divided over how wedded President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang are to financial sector reform and shifting their $10 trillion-plus economy from one powered by investment and exports to one more focused on consumption and services.

China has appeared to backtrack on pledges to make its management of the yuan more market driven and there’s uncertainty over the government’s willingness to remove stock price supports imposed during a $5 trillion sell-off last summer. Amid the confusion, the benchmark CSI 300 Index, down 14 percent in 2016, has revisited the lows of last year’s rout and pressure on the currency continues.

Jan 15 08:13

Starvation in Syria 'a war crime,' U.N. chief says

Workers for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, met him in a makeshift hospital in the Syrian city of Madaya. The city is controlled by rebels and under siege by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That means every US politician that supported those rebels against Assad and created this mess is now guilty of war crimes and needs to stand trial. That includes the President of the United States and especially the Secretary of State who smuggled Libyan weapons into rebel hands in Syria.

BOOK 'EM, DAN-O!!!!!!!!

Jan 15 08:10

How your kettle could steal your car: Cyber security expert says Ford's plans to link vehicles to smart home-hubs will leave owners susceptible to hackers



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Jan 15 08:09

Walmart will close 269 stores this year, affecting 16,000 workers

Walmart said it will close 269 stores in 2016, as the mega-retailer tries to revitalize its slumping finances.

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Jan 15 08:07

Scientists demonstrate low-cost, high-precision glass nanoengraving

In a joint study, scientists from the MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), ICP (Institute of Chemical Physics) named after Semenov, MSU (Moscow State University) and IPCP (Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics) have developed a mechanism of laser deposition of patterns on glass with a resolution of 1000 times lower than the diameter of a human hair said in a press release on Friday...

Jan 15 08:05

Victoria Nuland to have closed-door talks with Russian presidential aide near Kaliningrad

Victoria Nuland has arrived in Russia’s Kaliningrad region on Friday from Lithuania, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s office in the Kaliningrad region told TASS. She will hold a meeting here with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. The Kommersant daily reported earlier on Friday with reference to its own sources that Nuland and Surkov planned to hold consultations "around the fulfilment of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine’s south-eastern Donbas region."



Jan 15 08:05

Cops Tased A Mentally Ill Non-Criminal To Death, And They Can't Be Prosecuted

Three North Carolina police officers used excessive force when they Tased a mentally ill man to death while taking him into custody, but they are nevertheless immune from prosecution because they didn't think they were violating the man's rights at the time, the Fourth Circuit ruled.

On April 23, 2011, Ronald Armstrong, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, was off his medication and poking holes in his leg "to let the air out," his sister, Jinia Armstrong Lopez said in a complaint filed in May 2013.

Lopez said she took her brother to Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C., but when he was being evaluated, he became frightened and ran from the emergency room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Never, EVER involve the police in the subduing of a mentally ill person; chances are they will die in police custody before they can ever get the help they need, and apparently can do this with impunity, with no ethical responsibility being laid for having caused the death.

Jan 15 08:03

Meet The Only Republican Who Voted Against Audit The Fed Bill: U.S. Senator Bob Corker

63-year-old Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. from Tennessee is the only Republican Senator who actually voted against the Audit the Fed bill. Despite posing as a 'fiscal conservative,' Corker's record speaks for itself and proves the opposite. He is in favor of a carbon tax. He opposes tax cuts, he opposed a measure to get rid of the 18-cents-per-gallon federal gasoline tax. He heartily endorsed the 2008 Wall Street bailout and supports taxing people for online purchases. He wants to provide over a BILLION dollars, from the tax slaves, in Homeland Security grants to states! Corker is also a rabid Zionist who strongly supports sanctions on Iran He also opposes trials for those suspected of terrorism. On his official Senate website, Corker drones on about Washington's "mounting debt" but never addresses the head of the snake, the federal reserve, and the fact that we borrow money at interest from a private central bank. Bob Corker is an absolute fraud and a criminal.

Jan 15 08:03

Russia may start publishing data on US-led anti-IS coalition actions in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry may begin publishing data on the results of airstrikes of the international coalition in the Middle East, in order to disprove the accusations alleging that the Russian military aim at civilian targets, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday. General Konashenkov recalled that at the end of last year the ministry said that it had the sufficient amount of information on the results of the work of the countries of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria. The Defense Ministry said that these results did not always correspond to the stated objectives. "Frankly speaking, we expected our colleagues not only to pay attention to this, but also to draw certain conclusions. Therefore, to disprove further rumours and accusations against us and if our colleagues keep silent on the results of their bombings in Syria, we will ourselves have to inform the public of these facts," said the Russian official.

Jan 15 08:00

Russian army starts humanitarian operation in Syria - General Staff

According to him, some international non-governmental organizations are delivering humanitarian aid to Syria. "However, this aid is mostly being delivered to the areas controlled by militants where most of this aid gets into the hands of extremists and is used for bandit formations’ supplies," Rudskoy said. "Also attempts were registered on many occasions to deliver weapons and ammunition and evacuate wounded militants under the guise of humanitarian convoys," the official said. "That is why, a decision has been made for the Russian Armed Forces to launch a humanitarian operation in the Syrian Arab Republic," the general added.
Moscow calls on all sides in Syrian conflict to help deliver aid to besieged cities http://tass.ru/en/politics/849846

Jan 15 08:00

Hyatt says hackers took card data from 250 of its hotels

The infection, which harvested data between July 13 and December 8 of last year, collected customer credit card numbers, names, expiration dates and verification codes.

Jan 15 07:59

Russian General Staff: Syrian opposition actively helped in freeing one of IS strongholds

One of the main strongholds of Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria - Salma in the province of Latakia - has been freed with active help from the opposition, Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, told reporters on Friday. Syrian government forces also took ten settlements in the province of Hama, he added. "Twenty-four armed militants who fought with terrorists have voluntarily surrendered to the government forces in combat near the settlement of Jarjis. Government forces and militias took seven settlements near the Kweires airbase," Rudskoy said. IS lost control over 217 settlements in 100 days of Syria operation.

Jan 15 07:58

RBS and Natwest online banking goes titsup

Customers of RBS and Natwest have complained they are unable to access their online banking accounts.

Issues appeared to begin this morning, with the bank yet to release an official statement about the problem.

However, it told one customer in response to a tweet that its "tech team are investigating the issue as a matter of urgency."

It follows an online banking outage at HSBC last week that locked millions of customers out their accounts.

Jan 15 07:57

Russia to present its vaccine for Ebola at WHO meeting in Geneva Jan 25-30

"The vaccine’s further use in Guinea and other African countries will be made under supervision of the UN and WHO monitors," the minister said. Accoridng to Veronika Skvortsova, the Russian vaccine may be included in the open comparison with the products made in other countries. "We shall not object to a decision we should join an open comparison research to compare effectiveness of our vaccines and vaccines made by another company," she said. "As of today, but I cannot guarantee it will remain unchanged by April, a dose cost is about $160".



Jan 15 07:56

US Air Force pulls flyer for Martin Luther King day ‘fun shoot’: ‘It was an honest mistake’

.S. Air Force base in Georgia was forced to pull a flyer advertising a Martin Luther King Jr. Day “fun shoot” after public outcry, reports WMAZ.

The flyer — featuring the face of the civil rights icon — promoted a noon gathering on Jan. 18 for the Robins Air Force Base Trap and Skeet Club, where participants would get two rounds of shooting and lunch for $20.

Monday, Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of remembrance of the late Dr. King who was gunned down on April 4, 1968 at a Memphis motel.

An official at the military base’s Outdoor Recreation office said it was created by a marketing team and called it “an honest mistake.”

“We’re deeply sorry for any offense or harm caused by our insensitivity and failure to provide appropriate oversight of our marketing process. The flyer does not represent the values, opinions or views of the Department of Defense, the Air Force or Robins Air Force Base leadership and its employees, ” the apology stated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; in the words of the wonderful American comic Ron White: "You can't fix stupid!!"

Jan 15 07:54

Jewish Rage as German Task Force Says Only 5 Works From Gurlitt Looted by Nazis

BERLIN - A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.
Note: Had enough yet!

Jan 15 07:52

Mike Huckabee: Poor Americans will be better off if we treat them like we ‘train dogs’

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued on Thursday that the “common sense” way to improve the economy was to treat taxpayers the with same techniques used to “train dogs.”

“That’s how I raise kids, it’s how I trained our dogs. And folks, it’s not that difficult.”

However, the Tax Policy Center determined last year that Huckabee’s plan would actually punish the poorest Americans.

“The problem is that very high-income households spend only a fraction of their income, while low- and middle-income people spend all or most of what they make,” the Tax Policy Center observed. “A sales tax, by design, exempts a large share of income at the top. If it includes a prebate to protect people at the bottom and doesn’t add to the deficit, then it must raise taxes on people in the middle.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...Like dogs", Governor?!?

That you so much for sharing with America's electorate just how you really feel about them, sir!!!!!

Dogs that need to be trained, are we?!?!?

No, we really get it; we really do get in what utter contempt you hold all American voters, to use that analogy.

Jan 15 07:51

Hungarian man faces jail for Holocaust denial on Facebook

According to the court ruling seen by AFP on Wednesday, the defendant was ordered to pay a fine of around 800,000 forints ($2,700/2,500 euros) or spend 400 days in jail.
Note: Protecting the holocau$t lies by imprisonment and fines!



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Jan 15 07:43

THE U.S. SPENT A HALF BILLION ON MINING IN AFGHANISTAN WITH ‘LIMITED PROGRESS’

The United States has spent nearly half a billion dollars and five years developing Afghanistan’s oil, gas and minerals industries — and has little to show for it, a government watchdog reported today.

The United States Agency for International Development and a Pentagon task force were in charge of developing a so-called “extractive” industry in Afghanistan — basically a system for getting precious resources out of the ground and to the commercial market. SIGAR called out both USAID and the Defense Department last year for their failures to coordinate and to ascertain the ability of Afghans to sustain the project, which unsurprisingly is not promising. In fact, when international aid stopped supporting the Afghan office responsible for oversight of the petroleum and natural gas industries, two-thirds of the staff were fired.

Jan 15 07:33

Dow Jones Industrial Average Opens in free fall!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire says I should sell our stocks.

Any takers?

Jan 15 07:32

Denmark is poised to pass a law requiring newly arrived refugees to hand over valuables, including gold or jewelry, to help pay for the costs of lodging them.

Denmark is poised to pass a law requiring newly arrived refugees to hand over valuables, including gold or jewelry, to help pay for the costs of lodging them. Under the proposal, asylum seekers who enter the country with more than 10,000 kroner, or about $1,450, in assets would have to help finance their stay.

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Jan 15 06:35

Occult Agenda: Why Did They Program the Sheep to Be Obsessed with the Kardashians?

Maybe "obsessed" is too strong of a word. Maybe the phrase "constantly tolerate" is better.

Why are we constantly inundated with Kardashian stories in the media?

It's a valid question, since this vapid, talentless group of people most well-known for strutting around half naked take up more headlines than actual relevant events which could potentially matter to a person's daily life.

I mean, Kim? Last time I checked, posting pictures of one's butt on Instagram and having Kanye West's babies isn't talent. Sorry.

And yet, somehow they got their own show: Keeping up with the Kardashians. Now who would really want to do that for any extended period of time? No really, why? That's like keeping up with watching a group of squirrels play on the fence in the backyard. It's cute for about two seconds, then it gets boring and you just have to move on. (Actually, maybe that's unfair to squirrels.)

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Jan 15 06:19

German leisure centre becomes the first to ban all migrants after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a public swimming pool by Syrian teenagers

A German leisure centre has become the first in the country to ban all migrants after a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in a public swimming pool by Syrian teenagers.

Jan 15 06:17

Planned Parenthood sues anti-abortion group behind secret videos

Exactly six months after the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released its first secretly recorded video accusing Planned Parenthood of trafficking in fetal tissue, the women’s health provider has filed suit in a San Francisco federal district court.

Jan 15 05:19

A “Homeland” Is a Country That Allows Domestic Use of Military

Have you seen Dahr Jamail’s report on U.S. military plans for war games in Washington state? I’m sure some observers imagine that the military is simply looking for a place to engage in safe and responsible and needed practice in hand-to-hand combat against incoming North Korean nuclear missiles, or perhaps to rehearse a humanitarian invasion of Russia to uphold the fundamental international law against Vladimir Putin’s existence.

But if you look over the history of domestic use of the U.S. military — such as by reading the new book Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military — it’s hard not to wonder whether, from the U.S. military’s point of view, at least a side benefit of the coming war game isn’t rehearsing for the next time citizens in kayaks interfere with a corporation intent on poisoning the earth’s climate with fossil fuels.

Jan 15 05:18

The Surprising Parallel Between Modern Germany and Pre-Hitler Germany

For most of Germany’s post World War Two history, their political scene has been largely devoid of any right-wing rhetoric. The reason why is obvious enough. Living under a brutal fascist regime that contributed to the deaths of millions has a habit of making any right-wing idea seem unappealing.

Japan’s culture has gone through the same process. After living under an openly militaristic regime that ended with two nuked cities, Japan has developed one of the most pacifistic foreign policies on the planet. When Japan’s parliament passed a law allowing their troops to deploy overseas, tens of thousands of Japanese citizens took to the streets to protest the decision. It’s not just a cornerstone of their legal code, being anti-war is a big part of their culture too.

Jan 15 05:09

"Ready for Hillary... to Take Your Guns": Brady Campaign Backs Clinton as Gun Control Advocates Throw Themselves at Her for President

It would appear a large segment of the liberal Dem population is definitely "Ready for Hillary"... to take away your guns, America.

After focusing her campaign around the idea that the U.S. desperately needs more gun control in recent months leading up to and following Obama's executive action announcement, famous pro-gun controllers with deep pockets are throwing money at Hillary to be the next commander-in-chief.

Major anti-gun endorsements are pouring in. Just a few days ago, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence announced it is backing Hillary. So are well-known gun control advocates Mark Kelly and his wife, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Hillary has already said that she'll sign more gun control executive orders if she becomes president...



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Jan 15 04:22

Outrage over Charlie Hebdo cartoon of dead toddler Alan Kurdi as sex attacker

(*"Rapide , sortir les canons à eau"
souce officielle )

Jan 15 03:18

Why the Brookings Institution and the establishment love wars

Washington’s public relations operations for the military contracting firms that surround the US Capitol aren’t by for-profit PR firms, so much as they’re by ‘non-profit’ foundations and think tanks, which present that ‘non-profit’ cover for their sales-promotion campaigns on behalf of the real beneficiaries: owners and top executives of these gigantic ‘defense’ contracting corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jan 15 02:57

The Leader of the “Most Powerful Nation on Earth” Stands Humiliated

The latest Barack Obama’s speech in front of members of Congress was his last State of the Union Address in his capacity as the president. Yet, according to numerous analysts, this speech did little to raise his popularity both in the US and abroad.



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Jan 15 00:31

No boots on the ground? Pentagon plans to help retake ISIS hotbeds Raqqa and Mosul

They must be wearing slippers.

January 14, 2016

Jan 14 22:53

Rural Debt and Drought Taskforce hears calls for Queensland Government to set up own bank

The Banksters want to control the food supply and they are using the drought in Australia to quietly gain ownership of family farms with a simple scam that should be illegal.

"The gathering heard some lenders were devaluing properties across the region by up to 30 per cent, forcing graziers to pay higher interest rates because the loans were now considered higher risk."

At the same time farmers from areas not in drought are donating $millions and thousands of man hours to help those in drought.

Jan 14 22:50

U.S. Media Condemns Iran’s “Aggression” in Intercepting U.S. Naval Ships — In Iranian Waters

Even when the White House was saying they did not yet regard the Iranian conduct as an act of aggression, American journalists were insisting that it was.

Jan 14 19:20

RT Host Anissa Naouai Nails CNN for Whitewashing Child-Killing Terrorists

MUST SEE VIDEO 2 MINUTE VIDEO
Sometimes Western media has no limits on how low it will go to spread more anti-Russian lies, but in October of 2015, CNN topped them all.

Jan 14 18:17

Members of Congress demand investigation into predatory practices at Warren Buffett’s Clayton Homes

Yesterday, four members of Congress sent a joint letter to both Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, demanding an investigation into predatory practices at Warren Buffett’s mobile home unit Clayton Homes.

Jan 14 17:52

Locals being told lies, threatened, as Oregon Occupation intensifies

“There has been an extreme amount of intimidation and pressure on the community right now. It is coming from those who have basically occupied their town and it seems that most of it is coming from Judge Grasty.

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Jan 14 16:44

Hillary Clinton attack on Bernie Sanders backfires

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raised $1.4 million in one day, following attacks on his healthcare plan by Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea.

Jan 14 16:43

UK Scientists Say First Genetically Modified Human Embryos Are Ready to Be Created

By John Vibes

A team of scientists in the UK recently asked for permission to create the world’s first genetically modified human embryos. Laws currently on the books would prevent the scientists from allowing the embryos to live longer than 14 days, but the team believes that this research could lead to the first genetically modified human beings...

Jan 14 16:36

Cisco fixes hard-coded password 'backdoor' flaw in Wi-Fi access points

Two of the vulnerabilities were considered 'critical," allowing an attacker to take complete over an affected device.

Jan 14 16:32

The US Government Has An Internet Killswitch - And It's None Of Your Business

On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that sought to force the Department of Homeland Security to release details of a secret “killswitch” protocol to shut down cellphone and internet service during emergencies.

Jan 14 16:26

The 'Real' Price Of Oil Is Below $17

"You see a big destruction in the income of the oil and commodity producers," exclaims on analyst but, as Bloomberg notes, while oil prices flashing across traders' terminals are at the lowest in a decade, in real terms the collapse is considerably deeper. Adjusted for inflation, WTI is its lowest since 2002 and worse still Saudi Light Crude is trading at below $17 (in 1998 dollar terms) - the lowest since the 1980s...

Jan 14 16:19

Saudi Arabia Fueling Sectarianism to Destabilize the Region and Suppress Domestic Dissent

Toby Craig Jones says Saudi Arabia is beholden to sectarian violence and it is not a stabilizing force in the Middle East.

Jan 14 16:16

Bernie Sanders Decries Lack of Wall Street Prosecutions

Former financial regulator Bill Black says it’s important to reimplement the Glass-Steagall Act – but it’s not enough to prevent another financial crisis.

Jan 14 16:13

Netanyahu tells Hollywood stars to make films about Israel

After a week-long trip to the U.S., Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed Los Angeles on Thursday and was expected to arrive back in Israel on Friday afternoon. On Wednesday, Netanyahu joined a host of Hollywood stars for a dinner in his honor at the house of celebrated film producer Arnon Milchan. Israeli-born Milchan produced Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Among the dinner guests at the private event were Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Kate Hudson, Keanu Reeves, Billy Crystal and James Caan.

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Jan 14 16:08

Here’s the Thing About Terrorism Obama Won’t Tell You

One in 3.5 million: That’s your annual risk of dying from a terrorist attack in the United States, at least according to Cato analyst John Mueller. Rounded generously, that comes out to roughly 3 one-hundred thousandths of a percentage point, or 0.00003 percent.

And this, according to a recent Gallup poll cited by The New York Times, is the percentage of Americans “worried that they or someone in their family would be a victim of terrorism”: 51.

Jan 14 16:05

Elections held in rebel-held Ghouta, Syria for local council, armed opposition reps lose, civilian opposition wins

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Jan 14 15:50

Declassified Emails Reveal NATO Killed Gaddafi to Stop Libyan Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

By Jay Syrmopoulos

In spite of French-led U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 creating a no-fly zone over Libya with the express intent of protecting civilians, one of the over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve, contain damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The NATO overthrow was not for the protection of the people, but instead it was to thwart Gaddafi’s attempt to create a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Western central banking monopoly...

Jan 14 15:50

Shaker Aamer: Gitmo built with sole purpose of breaking people

Guantanamo is run by psychologists with the sole purpose of destroying the human beings it holds, Shaker Aamer told RT in an exclusive interview.

Jan 14 15:50

Arab Spring and Declining Oil Prices Drives Saudi Arabia’s Reactionary Barbarism

Bilal Ahmed of Souciant.com says, accusations of religious degeneracy and charges of heresy at the heart of the executions, such actions advance and protect the national narrative of Wahhabism.

Jan 14 15:44

Netflix Founder Drops $100 Million to Join Billionaire Crusade to Privatize Our Public Schools

There’s more evidence that the push to privatize traditional public schools across America is a pet project of Silicon Valley’s billionaire boy’s club.

Jan 14 15:44

BEX ALERT - Putin To Plunge World Into Depression

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep. Washington DC is trying to find a believable scapegoat to blame the coming crash on.

Jan 14 15:36

MIT: New Incandescent Light Bulbs Are More Efficient Than LEDs

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Researchers at the MIT are publicizing that they have fixed the incandescent lightbulb with a brilliant improvement. They have wrapped the interior filament in a crystal glass that both bounces light and contains heat. It recycles energy in a way that addresses the main complaint against Edison’s bulb: It burns far too much energy for the light that it produces.

Why is this interesting? About a decade ago, governments around the world developed a fetish for banning incandescents and replacing them with expensive LED technology and florescent bulbs...

Jan 14 15:33

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Admits No 'Failure To File' IncomeTax Law Exists

In the transcript of the Oral Argument:
He (Chief Justice Rhenquist) and the United States attorney (Kent
Jones) admit there is NO statute (LAW) that makes it a crime for "failure to
file" an income tax return!
QUOTE: "I'm not familiar with a statute that makes that a crime
by itself" ..."but the fact that you didn't file...frankly...it's my
impression that that would not by itself be a crime".
..then it says on pg. 6 lines 20-25 of the transcript, Chief
Justice of the United States Supreme Court William Rhenquist said:
"We'd better not let the word get out"..."We'll keep it just
among ourselves"... and they have the nerve to laugh about it!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Sullivan vs United States, Judge James C. Fox admitted in the court record that the 16th (income tax) Amendment failed to be ratified, then goes on to admit that judges all know this, but pretend the 16th Amendment is the law of the land, because their salaries, court rooms, staff, and those robes are all bought with money taken from the American people.

Jan 14 15:30

Nevada Lawmaker: 'FBI Agents in Oregon are posing as militia'

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore is definitely not your average Republican. Fiore, who has a penchant for posting attractive pictures of herself posing with firearms which will remind you of 1980's glam rockers, represents District 4 in Clark County. An ardent supporter of Second Amendment and smaller, constitutional government, Fiore recently posted on twitter that 'FBI Agents in Oregon are posing as militia' and that Harney Co. Fire Chief Chris Briels in joining the Oregon occupiers, says he's resigned because he's lost faith in county government.

Jan 14 15:18

GERALD CELENTE JUST DESTROYED OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WITH THESE 7 SHOCKING WORDS

Jan 14 15:14

Sacked ANZ trader says bank tolerated drugs, strip clubs

Wall St culture comes to Sydney. It's been suggested that the inability of cocaine users to recognise their mistakes was one of the factors in the 08 crash. The four big banks in Australia are all facing lawsuits for ripping off clients.

In fact there is only one bank

This bank owns most of everything else.

The use of nominees means that who actually owns 80% of Australia is unknown.

Jan 14 15:10

Iraqi jets target ISIS, according to Defense Ministry

he Iraqi Ministry of Defense has released a video showing its jets targeting ISIS-controlled areas.

Jan 14 15:06

Ben Swann Attacked by The New York Times for Pointing Out Rubio’s Voting Record

However, the Times article did not focus on verifying the validity of Swann’s statements about Rubio’s voting attendance. The author instead chose to describe Swann as a “conspiracy-minded journalist” without delving into any examples of Swann’s so-called “focus on conspiracy theories.”

Jan 14 15:05

Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Contaminated ‘All Segments’ Of The San Francisco Bay

Monsanto and its ancillaries are facing another lawsuit over pollution caused by their manufactured chemicals. A 6-0 vote by the Berkeley City Council last week prompted an official complaint demanding the conglomerate pay for a cleanup of the PCB-compromised San Francisco Bay. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) were almost exclusively produced by Monsanto from…

Jan 14 15:05

‘Cancer Screening Has Never Saved Lives’ – BMJ Study Concludes

Millions have marched for “cancer causes.” Millions more have been diagnosed “early” and now believe screening saved their lives. But a new study confirms something we have been reporting on since our inception: In most cases, screening not only has not “saved lives,” but actually increases your risk of dying. An extremely important…

Jan 14 14:02

Emails of Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Insiders Sought in New Lawsuit

A new Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department is requesting emails from Chelsea Clinton and other individuals from Hillary Clinton’s inner circle.

The Washington Examiner reported that conservative watchdog Citizens United filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday. The suit requests emails sent from the name “Diane Reynolds,” the pseudonym under which Chelsea Clinton operated an email account on Hillary Clinton’s personal website domain.

The lawsuit comes just as Chelsea Clinton begins to play a larger role in her mother’s presidential campaign, launching attacks at Democratic challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and headlining an upcoming fundraiser at a SoulCycle studio in New York City.

Jan 14 13:58

Obama's last State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that America has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world” and called claims of economic decline "fiction."

Jan 14 13:37

Catholic Bishop's Message To The People Of Gaza: "You live in a prison; the Israeli Confiscation Of Land Is In Violation Of International Law, You Are Not Forgotten"

Here is one story you probably won't see on CNN! Every January, an international contingent of Catholic Bishops meet in the Holy Land. They issued a strongly-worded statement today which noted that the Israeli "occupation eats away at the soul of both occupier and occupied.' The bishops added that the Israeli 'confiscation of land' in Gaza is "in violation of international law" and assured the Palestinian people that "you are not forgotten - Throughout 2016 we shall raise your plight nationally and internationally." They continued "The 2014 war led to the destruction of thousands of homes and the physical and social infrastructure of Gaza... To those Israelis and Palestinians who seek peace, you are not forgotten... Political leaders across the world must put greater energy into a diplomatic solution to end nearly 50 years of occupation and resolve the ongoing conflict so the two peoples and three faiths can live together in justice and peace."

Jan 14 13:09

‘Breach of sovereignty’: US apologizes for intrusion into Iran waters

Tehran has reportedly released 10 US sailors seized after straying into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf.

Jan 14 12:43

Two Smoking Guns

Hillary for prison 2016?

snip: There are now more than 100 FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton. Her denial that she is at the core of their work is political claptrap with no connection to reality. It is inconceivable that the FBI would send such vast resources in the present dangerous era on a wild-goose chase.

Jan 14 12:41

Treasury Department confirms President Obama has fully turned around the U.S. economy

Jan 14 12:20

Emails Prove Hillary Knew Libyan Rebels Were Conducting Ethnic Cleansing, Supported Them Anyway

On New Year’s Eve, the State Department released 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure as secretary of state. While much of the corporate media dove into investigating pointless gossip, Brad Hoff at the Levant Report decided to look for more clues into understanding the epic failure that was the 2011 war on Libya by the US and NATO.

But, perhaps, the most troubling revelation is that Secretary Clinton was being explicitly told that the Libyan rebel forces were conducting racially charged massacres of black Africans under the rationale of labeling them “foreign mercenaries.”

In an email on March 27, 2011 [PDF], Blumenthal informs Secretary Clinton that a Libyan rebel commander told him that “his troops continue to summarily execute all foreign mercenaries captured in the fighting.”

Summarily execute is a nice way of saying they are straight up killing anyone they see, who they think could be a “foreign mercenary.”

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How in the name of all that is right and moral could then-Secretary Clinton allow this to happen?!?

Because for her, the end justified the means, and the US government was hell-bent on regime change in Syria at any cost.

And why?!? Because Gaddafi was proposing a gold-backed dinar, which would have meant the end of the US dollar very quickly, after the introduction of such a currency.

One has to wonder just how much Clinton rejoiced in hearing precisely how Ghadaffi actually died (and I will share with you: it was not anything like the highly sanitized version presented by the world's presstitute whorespondents).

It was one of the worst deaths one could possibly imagine.

But the bottom line here is, do we really need another warmonger, interventionist President, as we have had for the last 4 administrations?!?

Take a good look at these endless wars; the American economy; the homeless encampments; the continuing outsourcing and offshoring of jobs, and the answer cannot possibly be "yes", with a straight face.

Jan 14 12:09

Neocons want you to stop calling them Neocons, claiming anti-semitism. How stupid to you think we are, Neocons?

So now that the neoconservatives have successfully burrowed themselves so deeply into what was once the conservative movement that they have killed the host, they look around at the destruction they have wrought and scream, “don’t blame us!”

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We can't say "Neocon" because it is anti-Semitic? Okay, let's just call them Fascists and everyone will be happy! :)

Jan 14 12:07

US and EU Could Lift Iranian Sanctions This Weekend

The United States and the European Union are expected to formally lift sanctions against Iran this weekend.

Jan 14 12:05

Watch Politicians Snap When Alternative Media Journalist Asks Them One Short Question

In the following video, Helfeld interviewed Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and walked him down the same path of logic that was laid out in this article. He asked Inouye first whether or not people had the right to steal from one another, and then if they had the right to delegate that authority to the government; then finally he asked, “Can a person delegate a right that they do not have?” Inouye sat frozen like a deer in the headlights realizing that he had just been backed into a corner, and that’s when the interview gets really interesting.

Jan 14 12:02

FLASHBACK 2013 - Cruz: 'I should be only an American,' will renounce Canadian citizenship

Sen. Ted Cruz acknowledged late Monday that he probably has been a lifelong Canadian and vowed to renounce that citizenship now that he realizes he’s had it.

Jan 14 11:58

Attkisson: ‘Overwhelming Body of Evidence’ Benghazi Rescue Teams Turned Back

Attkisson said, “We also spoke to sources and have some email evidence that talks about special forces that were not far away in Europe that we were told were assigned to respond in the event of a case just like this, and yet were turned back according to witnesses. This is something that the president and the White House has steadfastly denied, but there’s now what I would call an overwhelming body of evidence that leads us to believe that somebody stopped a number of teams and potential rescuers from entering Libya or going to Benghazi to help while those attacks were underway. They could have gotten there. According to experts and people that have information we spoke to, they could have gotten there before the last two Americans died. Those attacks went on for eight hours.”

Jan 14 11:43

FULL Speech HD: Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Pensacola, FL

Jan 14 11:42

“Man Made Water Disaster”: National Guard Take Water Door-to-Door in Contaminated Michigan

Government failed to ensure basic clean water in Flint, MI and now National Guard is saving residents from this man-made crisis...

The Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis... part of a larger contingent of Guardsmen who will help distribute bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents... as state health officials reported a spike in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the [area]

So, who do you trust to filter YOUR water?

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 14 11:38

U.S. Ag. Secretary Vilsack to Hold “Secret Meeting” to Rewrite GMO Labeling Law

The humble state of Vermont is rarely ever in the spotlight (unless we’re talking about maple syrup I suppose), but all eyes in the clean food movement are focused on the The Green Mountain State as July 1, 2016 looms. That’s when the state’s democratically passed, mandatory GMO labeling bill is set to take effect.

But now Vilsack, one of the many pro-GMO forces on the inside, is threatening to overturn it by holding an invitation-only meeting with the goal of “fixing” Vermont’s law before it goes into effect.

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A memo to Tom Vilsak: yes, I am willing to pay more for organic, untampered-with food; I do not want GMO food, because I know, from way too many studies, that it is carcinogenic.

We know who owns you, Secretary Vilsak; that is obvious.

But may I suggest that if you want to impress people with the safety of GMO foods, I would suggest you go on a diet of only GMO food for one year, possibly in fields sprayed with glyphosate, and see what your health looks like after that year.

Of course, you won't do it, because, even though you most like take Monsanto's money, you know better.

And shame on you for attempting to reverse a law that Vermont voters wanted to see implemented; this is for the voters of Vermont to decide!!

Jan 14 11:23

White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public

The White House has officially admitted that fake vaccination programs have been used by the United States as a cover for covertly stealing DNA samples from the public as part of the so-called “war on terror.” The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
As the New York Times reported in 2011, “In the months before Osama bin Laden was killed, the Central Intelligence Agency ran a phony vaccination program in Abbottabad, Pakistan, as a ruse to obtain DNA evidence from members of Bin Laden’s family thought to be holed up in an expansive compound there.” (1)
“CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organize the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the “project” in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic,” reports The Guardian (2).

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 of natural causes; who the Navy Seals assassinated in Abbottabad was some poor schmuck who some Pakistani identified, wrongly, as Bin Laden.

This is why his carcass was unceremoniously dumped at sea, because the White House didn't want to have to live with the humiliation of having killed the wrong guy once pictures of the corpse became public.

Jan 14 11:15

Face It: A Vote for Hillary Clinton Is a Vote for War

Less than a week out from the next Democratic debate—and less than a month from the Iowa caucuses—it’s time for all of us to acknowledge what is plainly true: A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war.

Liberals shouldn’t kid themselves that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is very different from the Republican frontrunners on this score. Conservatives should stop pretending too, so they can get on with digging into areas where true policy differences between the Democrats and Republicans might actually mean something.

Jan 14 11:14

CORRECTION - Setting The Record Straight: Did Monsanto Really Buy Blackwater (Xe)?

While the two seem to be a great match, as they both fail to consider the morality and consequence of their actions, it seems that Monsanto is only involved with Blackwater in infiltrating activist groups who are opposed to the biotech giant — an operation quite sinister enough. The truth of the matter is that Academi (Blackwater) was purchased by private investors, and the heavily sourced article written by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation actually says nothing about Monsanto buying Blackwater.

Jan 14 11:09

Rhetoric Shift: Germany imposes stricter rules on refugees after Cologne sex assaults

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to discuss the string of mass sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in cities across Germany, when she speaks in parliament later on Wednesday.

Jan 14 11:05

Video: Israeli sniper praised for shooting Palestinian protestors

A chilling video has been published by Palestinian activists on the YouTube page of Kareem Asakra, showing Palestinians being shot while protesting near Ramallah. The video includes the voices of Hebrew speakers, purportedly between an Israeli sniper and his commanding officer. The officer is heard praising, encouraging, and congratulating the sniper. Ma’an News is reporting Israeli soldier praised for shooting protesters in video footage:

Jan 14 10:55

SPOOF OF THE WEEK ~~ ‘THE STATELESS UNION ADDRESS’

Jan 14 10:46

Before I Can Fix This Tractor, We Have to Fix Copyright Law

How many people does it take to fix a tractor? A year ago, I would have said it took just one person. One person with a broken tractor, a free afternoon, and a box of tools.

I would have been wrong.

When the repair involves a tractor's computer, it actually takes an army of copyright lawyers, dozens of representatives from U.S. government agencies, an official hearing, hundreds of pages of legal briefs, and nearly a year of waiting. Waiting for the Copyright Office to make a decision about whether people like me can repair, modify, or hack their own stuff.

Jan 14 10:41

Likud Cancels Primary, Netanyahu Will Remain Party Leader Through 2023

Israel’s ruling Likud Party has called off a planned primary election for party leadership, naming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the winner by default and ensuring he remains in the leadership post through 2023.

The decision came from Likud’s internal court, which noted that there was no other candidate besides Netanyahu, and that not bothering to hold a vote would save the party around $1 million. The move is likely to irk some senior party members.

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For people who value peace, freedom, the rule of law and democracy, this is a very, very bad day indeed.

Jan 14 10:38

US Plans for ISIS War in 2016: Attacking Mosul, Raqqa

Carter bragged about how well the ISIS campaign is going, claiming his statement today was the completion of a “military plan” to retake Mosul and Raqqa, saying Kurdish forces in both Iraq and Syria would encircle those cities.

Carter insisted he has “big arrows” pointing at those cities, but also talked up other plans, including widespread assassinations of ISIS leaders, and a significant escalation of the US drone wars against Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, with drone strikes in those countries extending “beyond declared battlefields.”

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"...beyond declared battlefields." ?!?!?

What is Carter really saying?!? That even without Congressional authorization of a war against ISIS, he believes that he has carte blanche to assassinate alleged ISIS members, wherever they might be?!?

I don't know about you, folks, but this is making the hair at the back of my head start to break dance in very strange convulsions of movement, and that is always a bad sign.

Jan 14 10:38

Diplomatic Sanity Prevails with Iran

Before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, U.S. cable news blasted out bulletins about Iran seizing American sailors, as Obama’s critics blasted him. But the U.S. intrusion into Iranian waters was quickly explained and the sailors returned, a sign of diplomatic sanity, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

Jan 14 10:35

Clinton Attacks Produce Windfall of Campaign Cash for Sanders

Hillary Clinton’s new barrage against Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential primary opponent she has all but ignored through most of her campaign, is having an effect — though probably not the one she intended.

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Jan 14 10:29

Defense Secretary, in Speech to Deploying Troops, Lauds Push Against

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter provided an upbeat assessment on Wednesday of the Obama administration’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State and said that missions now underway by a new deployment of Special Operations forces are “generating a virtuous cycle of action” against the extremist group.

The administration is aware that many Americans are skeptical of its approach to the Islamic State. Republican presidential candidates have said that Mr. Obama was too slow to react to the group when it first seized wide swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and that his current ISIS strategy has been a failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US "training" of Iraqi troops hasn't worked since it began; Iraq has not invited the US into the country to contain ISIS; neither has Syria invited the US into the country to contain ISIS there.

And what the heck does this man mean when he uses the phrase "generating a virtuous cycle of action"?!?

That the US government, here , is the "good guy", for killing the same people it supported and trained to destabilise the Al-Assad government, which Russia is doing quite nicely, thank you very much?!?

Jan 14 10:23

Turkey seals border with Kurdish enclave in Syria surrounded by ISIS

The clampdown on Kurds isn't limited to south-east Turkey. Kurdish people, living in an enclave surrounded by ISIS across the border in Syria, are also being blockaded - as RT’s Murad Gazdiev's been finding out.

Jan 14 10:22

POLICE USE ‘COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING’ TO CREATE ENTIRE COMMUNITIES OF SPIES!

Community-Oriented Policing (COP) is being used with the help of religious groups, businesses, schools etc., to spy on everyone. Community oriented policing research began in the 1970’s but wasn’t officially implemented until1994, which means police have been spying on Americans for TWENTY TWO YEARS! The Center for Problem Oriented Policing website is a great resource to find out more about COP.

Jan 14 10:19

American folk singer hopes peace concert for ISIS will win over terror group

An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week to serenade the Islamic State, and he intends to bring the black-clad barbarians a prayerful message of peace -- despite a warning from the State Department that his life could be in danger.

Jan 14 10:19

Doubling Down on a Failed Strategy

Amid the distractions of the holiday season, the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration is considering a Pentagon proposal to create a “new” and “enduring” system of military bases around the Middle East. Though this is being presented as a response to the rise of the Islamic State and other militant groups, there's remarkably little that’s new about the Pentagon plan. For more than 36 years, the U.S. military has been building an unprecedented constellation of bases that stretches from Southern Europe and the Middle East to Africa and Southwest Asia.

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Doing something precisely the same way, but expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

Jan 14 10:18

Thousands flying to Canada flagged for security checks by new system

OTTAWA — Canada’s new security system for scrutinizing people who arrive by airplane singled out more than 2,300 passengers for closer examination during a recent three-month period, the federal border agency says.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the travellers — flagged for possible links to terrorism or serious crime — represented a tiny fraction of the millions who flew into the country.

Still, privacy and civil liberties watchdogs want to know more about the border agency’s so-called scenario-based targeting system to ensure individual rights are not being trampled.

The agency has implemented the targeting system, already used by the United States, as part of Canada’s commitment to co-operate with Washington under the 2011 continental security pact known as the Beyond the Border initiative.

Jan 14 10:17

REEFER MADNESS DEBUNKED AS MAJOR UK STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA DOES NOT REDUCE IQ IN TEENS

A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among teenagers. The study, published online January 6 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found a statistical association between cannabis use and decreased intellectual performance. However, this association vanished when the researchers took other variables into account. “The notion that cannabis use itself is causally related to lower IQ and poorer educational performance was not supported in this large teenage sample,” wrote Claire Mokrysz of the University College London and her colleagues.

Jan 14 10:16

Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups

Comcast has done plenty of things to frustrate subscribers over the years. In fact, some of the company’s recent moves are bad for all of us, not just for its own subscribers. The latest customer complaint making the rounds might be one of the most frustrating ones we’ve seen though, namely because it will likely only impact the savviest of Comcast’s Internet users, and it appears to be completely impossible to prevent.

Jan 14 10:13

Angry Local Politician Buses Refugees To Merkel's Office

An irate local politician in Germany's southern state of Bavaria has dispatched a bus filled with dozens of refugees on a 7-hour journey to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin as a protest against her open-door refugee policy.

A spokesman for Peter Dreier from the southeastern town of Landshut confirmed to Reuters that 31 refugees were making the 550 kilometer trip to the capital and were likely arrive in the afternoon.

A video on the online site of German newspaper Die Welt showed police officers shepherding dozens of men and women with bags onto a bus in a sunny country road lined with trees and chalets.

Dreier appeared to be acting on a threat he made to Merkel last year. Critical of her mantra that Germany can cope with the influx of migrants, he reportedly issued a warning to the chancellor in a phone call in October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, unfortunately, appears to be only the beginning of the end for Merkel's "magical thinking" on refugee absorption.

I do not know what the Vegas odds are of her staying in power, but I would imagine that they may not be too great at the moment.

The New Year's Eve incidents in Cologne have shocked and mortified the German people, and there will be a stop put to this immigration very soon.

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