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CURRENT EVENTS

Feb 19 11:14

FEARING AMERICANS ARE TIRING OF THE WAR ON TERROR, DHS CREATES A "NEW BREED OF TERRORISM"

According to Courthouse News (CN) article, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson warned law enforcement of a new breed of terrorism that sees people "self-radicalize."

"As I have said many times, we are in a new phase of the global terrorist threat, requiring a whole new type of response," Johnson said. "We have moved from a world of terrorist-directed attacks to a world that includes the threat of terrorist-inspired attacks."

DHS propaganda is so unbelievable, they even have a guide book called "Terminology To Define Terrorists" which instructs them on how to use appropriate terminology when describing the latest terrorist threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Homeland Security Secretary Johnson; sir, the fastest way to get terror, or even the threat of terror here at home, and against American interests abroad to stop - completely - is for this country to stop expropriating natural resources from other countries to which we have absolutely no moral right.

Stop the US government's military from killing people who have the gall to live over natural resources the US government (and corporations) covet.

It is just quite that simple, sir, and you will see anti-American "terror" just stop.

People around the world do not "hate us because of our freedoms"; they hate us because US military resources are mowing down their kids, moms, grandpas, and aunties in the relentless pursuit of those resources.

And if it is not US troops actually doing the shooting, maiming, and killing, it is another country's proxy army, as in the case with Saudi Arabia's horrific attack against Yemen, because the Yemenite people had the gall to throw out their puppet government. The Saudis are shelling schools, hospitals, and private homes (all of which are war crimes, as you are, no doubt, aware) and using US-supplied cluster munitions, the use of which has been banned by civilized countries.

As a Christian pacifist, who never advocates violence, I find the violence which the US government has inflicted upon way too many countries and individuals appalling,particularly in light of the truth that this is ultimately done in the name of private corporate profit. Therefore, I respectfully urge you, the President, Congress, the State Department, and the Pentagon, to rethink where this country is spending its money on wars, and why, and what alternative means could be used to accomplish the US's geopolitical agenda.

Feb 19 10:57

MAN QUESTIONS CLINTON ON WALL STREET: "PLEASE JUST RELEASE THOSE TRANSCRIPTS SO WE KNOW WHERE YOU STAND"

At the MSNBC moderated Democratic presidential town hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hillary Clinton was asked by a Sanders supporter why she will not release video or transcript of her private speeches to Wall Street banks.

"As a realtor here in Nevada I know how important the economy is to our great nation. As a Democratic candidate who has delivered speeches to the largest U.S. financial institutions in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees, why are you hesitant to release transcript or audio/video recordings of those meetings to be transparent with the American people regarding the promises and assurances that you have made to the big banks?" the man asked Clinton.

"Let me say this, I am happy to release anything I have when everybody else does the same because every other candidate in this race has given speeches to private groups, including Senator Sanders," Clinton responded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Regarding the Clinton Presidential campaign, this will happen when pigs fly.

IF you want more wealth inequality; more poverty; more pre-emptive wars; more surveillance; more bank regulation that leaves customers out in the cold with negative rates; the banning of all cash, please, by all means,continue to support this woman.

Because at the end of the day, she is still thoroughly beholden to the big banks, and the major corporations, who fund her campaign both overtly and covertly.

In other words, those monied interests which want no change which will translate positively for the American people, have her by her "male attributes"; and yes, I am using this language deliberately!!

Feb 19 10:50

QUIET ‘LEGAL SCRUB’ OF TPP MAKES MASSIVE CHANGE TO PENALTIES FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE

the eagle eyed Jeremy Malcolm over at EFF has spotted an apparent change in the “legal scrub” of the Intellectual Property chapter that will massively expand criminal penalties for copyright infringing activities that have no impact on the actual market. Technically, the scrub just changed the word “paragraph” to “subparagraph” in the following sentence:

With regard to copyright and related rights piracy provided for under paragraph 1, a Party may limit application of this subparagraph to the cases in which there is an impact on the right holder’s ability to exploit the work, performance or phonogram in the market.
But the impact is massive. As Malcolm explains:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any way you slice it, this treaty is one nasty peace of work.

Feb 19 10:45

DICK CHENEY POISONED HUNDREDS OF US TROOPS IN IRAQ — THEY’RE DYING — AND THE MEDIA IS SILENT

The legacy of death and misery from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continues today, and, once again, Dick Cheney plays a central role. A new book by Joseph Hickman, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant, titled “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” details how soldiers and local civilian populations were exposed to constant streams of toxic smoke from the burning of waste.

The infamous Kellog, Brown, and Root (KBR), which was a part of Dick Cheney’s corporate empire under Halliburton, operated about 250 burn pits which contributed to the $40 billion that Halliburton made during the Iraq occupation. “Every type of waste imaginable” was burned, including “tires, lithium batteries, asbestos insulation, pesticide containers, Styrofoam, metals, paints, plastic, medical waste and even human corpses.”

This reprehensible practice proves yet again that nothing is sacred when it comes to the military machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The complete expendability of our troops in the field is a disgusting and blatantly immoral chapter in the history of America's wars of aggression.

And unfortunately, even though that unholy trinity of Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld has slithered away from the spotlight, the horrific damage they did to our troops lives' on, and the VA's institutional culture of repressing, ignoring, and refusing to acknowledge this damage continues, unabated.

I frankly think that one of the most surprising things for most Americans, when Cheney had his heart transplant, was that he had one to begin with. One has to wonder just how much he paid to whom to get himself on the top of the waiting list for a donor heart. Of course money can do that, no matter how vile the practices were leading to the "earning" of that money.

Feb 19 10:39

Soros: ‘Xenophobic’ EU countries must take on massive debt to pay for refugees

In an editorial released Wednesday, George Soros said the European Union faces “mortal danger” and must “urgently” use their “AAA credit rating” to take on massive debt so that their refugees can be provided with “formal employment opportunities, health care, and education,” lest the EU continue “coming apart at the seams.”

Feb 19 10:38

When Soldiers Come Home

snip: It is symptomatic of how our thinking has produced the destructive nature of our social systems that suicide has become the third-leading cause of death in the world. Perhaps Thomas Mann understood the deeper connections of how our thinking produces the adverse consequences of how we live. “War,” he observed, “is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” But war is sufficiently destructive of the nature of life that soldiers experience its evil force as a deadly infection of their souls. If, as I believe, each of us has a need for spiritual transcendence; of a need to connect up with the rest of the universe, how can those whose soul has been so contaminated hope to restore it to health?

Feb 19 10:18

Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics

When bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro promised the International Olympics Committee that it would eliminate 80 percent of the sewage found in the city’s notoriously filthy water, and would fully regenerate the lagoon in which rowing and kayaking events will be held. Now a few months from the start of the games, Rio has given up on keeping those promises.

Feb 19 10:18

Cairo court sentences 4-year-old boy to life in jail for murder, disturbance of the peace and damaging state property. Crimes that the boy alledgedly commited two years ago

In a bizarre move, a court in western Cairo this week sentenced a four-year-old boy to life in prison on various heinous charges, including murder.

Feb 19 09:32

California: Judge Brenner Killed While Crossing the Street In Pico-Robertson

Feb 19 09:29

Who is Texas Judge, Cinderela Guevara, who denied an autopsy?

“When she was alone with me, Ms. Guevara asked about my religious beliefs several times. We spoke about the Catholic faith and on September 3, 2013, when I met with her, she told me that she had prayed to God for an answer as to whether it was suicide or not and asked God to give her an answer in the video. She said she did not receive an answer as to that, but she did receive an answer from God. She stated to me that God told her that, yes this was a tragedy, but the true tragedy was that Melaney had died without accepting Jesus Christ as her savior.

“This was the woman who was deciding the cause of death of my daughter. Was she willing to consider any investigation of a homicide if she believed I was being punished by God?”

A US Supreme Court Justice dies. The circumstances are unknown. Therefore, a Texas Judge rules: no autopsy is necessary. Talk about insanity—or worse.

Feb 19 09:12

Clive Bundy Indicted on 16 Counts for 2014 Ranch Incident

The aftermath of the Oregon Militia standoff seems to keep getting worse. Clive Bundy has now been indicted on 16 counts for his involvement in the 2014 armed standoff against federal authorities. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, and obstruction of justice.

Feb 19 09:01

Couple sued after giving one star to pet-sitting company on Yelp

A Plano couple is facing a lawsuit for posting a negative Yelp review of a pet sitting company.

Feb 19 07:54

Huuummmmmm... President Obama to skip Scalia's funeral

White House press secretary declines to answer questions on whether president will be golfing instead

Feb 19 07:24

Why not let a business man run it for once?

Why not let a business man run it for once?

Feb 19 07:04

Donald Trump Barrages World With Photos Of Vatican Fortress Walls

After Pope Francis had the nerve to say that Donald Trump was "not a Christian" for advocating a border wall, the Pontiff's absurd statement has not only generated scorn and disdain nationwide, but has prompted people across the world to post countless photos of the massive Vatican walls and fortress-like security measures, painting the pope as a hypocrite on this issue.

Feb 19 06:50

Rich Tech Guy Wants ‘Riff Raff’ Off the Streets: “I Shouldn’t Have to See Despair of Homeless”

Is it surprising how out-of-touch the rich are becoming to the problems of the poor, who are sinking further into trouble as millions join their ranks, and a great wealth gap permanently divides the country?:

The city needs to tackle this problem head on, it can no longer ignore it and let people do whatever they want in the city.

The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned it. I shouldn’t have to worry about being accosted. I shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people to and from my way to work every day.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 19 06:48

WOW, Trump Throws Down The Gauntlet on 9/11: "Now that George Bush is campaigning for Jeb(!), is he fair game for questions about World Trade Center? Careful!"

Donald Trump gave this ominous warning to the Bush cabal a few days ago. This is absolutely great stuff. I have been very leery of Trump in the past, given his history of sucking up to Israel and support for some gun control, etc. But over time, with the increasingly fascinating developments and Trump's penchant for truth, I have studied this guy and everything he says very carefully. Anyone of Trump's stature who has the balls to call out Bush on 9/11 is OK in my book. I hereby endorse Donald J. Trump for President. :-)

Feb 19 06:45

'Gaza, this uninhabitable planet... I want to run away from this madness'

"I want to run away from this madness. And I know that hundreds of thousands of Gazans want to leave as well. We are cold not only physically but also metaphorically. Actually; I’m not sure about the accuracy of my name Hope because I’m also hopeless. I sometimes ask why I wasn’t killed during one of the wars. If the heaven is the final abode, so it is the big reward for all the suffering that we have witnessed. If it is Hell, there is no big different from the hell of Gaza.

Feb 19 06:38

Russian Protest Video: Obama Kills 875 People Per Week

Meanwhile, this is what protest videos look like in Russia right now…

Feb 19 06:36

“Sex Jihad”: Top German Prosecutor Angrily Confirms Majority of New Year’s Eve Rapists WERE Refugees

Cologne lawyer Ulrich Bremer angrily condemned false stories that only three of the men accused of mass sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany on New Year's Eve were refugees.

The stories, like this one in known propaganda factory Think Progress, were reportedly disinformation spread online by proponents of immigration, including a senior United Nations official, to downplay the severity of the situation and take the focus away from asylum seekers.

Mr. Bremer blasted the lies, noting the “overwhelming majority fall into the general category of refugees”...

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Feb 19 06:13

Vaccines, Dead Doctors, and Depopulation: If You Haven’t Seen This Video, You Should

Autism has now skyrocketed to ONE IN 45 in this country. That means if you walked down your street right now, it’s highly likely you wouldn’t even have to go a full block before you will have passed a home with at least one autistic child living in it.

What you are about to hear may be why.

Feb 19 06:02

Ted Cruz ‘Birther’ Case Heads To Court

Ted Cruz ‘Birther’ Case To Be Heard In Chicago Court Friday: Reports

The Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago has agreed to hear a lawsuit challenging Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s eligibility for presidency. According to media reports, Lawrence Joyce, an Illinois voter who objected to Cruz’s placement on the Illinois primary ballot next month, will have his case heard Friday.

Joyce has challenged Cruz’s right to be president because of his birth in Canada while similar objections have been previously raised by GOP rival Donald Trump.>>> http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/careful-what-you-wish

Feb 19 05:29

Trump And Sanders Are Forcing A Debate About The Declining Prospects Of Most Americans.

It's Just a Matter of Time Before This Deepening Economic Decline Crashes Into the 2016 Election
What Trump and Sanders are forcing is a debate about the declining prospects of most Americans.

If this bizarre election year needed one thing twist, it is now likely to play out against a deepening economic crisis. Advantage: Trump and Sanders.

The global economy is weakening, due to a perfect storm of a cratering economy in China, a crash of oil prices, slower growth in the Third World and a realization by central banks that they can't fix what's broken. There is a lot of whistling past the graveyard that the U.S. can somehow continue our (rather tepid) recovery, but in a global economy, no country is an island.

Feb 19 04:45

Nevada Was Supposed to Be a Firewall for Hillary

Nevada Was Supposed to Be a Firewall for Hillary to Stop Bernie, But There's Clearly a Shift Underway on the Cusp of the Caucuses
On the ground in South Nevada, a visit to events for Sanders and Clinton show two very different energy levels.

Feb 19 04:24

Obama appointee gave $100,000 to Jeb Bush’s super PAC

Sam Palmisano is undoubtedly a technology expert. As CEO of IBM (IBM) from 2003 to 2011, he presided over a tech giant during the formative years of the digital revolution. That makes him a logical choice to be vice chairman of a new White House panel on cybersecurity, an appointment President Obama announced this week.

Palmisano is also a Republican who gave $100,000 last March to Jeb Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise.

(*All the coming and going of Palmisano could explain why The Jeb! campaign Looks Like An Unmade Bed !)

Feb 19 03:56

2002 Interview Contradicts Trump on Early Opposition to Iraq War

Donald Trump's opposition to the invasion of Iraq is under scrutiny.

A 2002 interview with Howard Stern shows Trump saying that he did, in fact, support the invasion. "Yeah, I guess so," Trump told Stern when asked directly.

(*argument so weak Britney Spears can shred it !)

(*with some help from Michael Moore)

Feb 19 03:46

How the South Carolina ‘Firewall’ Fell Apart

For thirty years, the GOP relied on the Palmetto State to weed out insurgents. It was a brilliant strategy—until it collapsed.

The next major Republican primary will take place in South Carolina on February 20. “If you are not ready to play,” Sen. Lindsay Graham told an audience while introducing Jeb Bush at an event in the state this week, “don’t come to South Carolina.”

He was talking about the Republican candidates, of course, but he might as well have been talking about the Grand Old Party itself. Saturday’s South Carolina primary race will be not just a test to see who is the strongest candidate in the pack but also a test of how strong the party establishment still is—or perhaps more accurately, just how weak it has become.

Ever since 1980, and up until 2012, South Carolina had been a Republican “firewall” of sorts—>>>

Feb 19 03:29

State: Food industry lobby engaged in 'egregious' money laundering in 2013 vote

The Grocery Manufacturers Association concealed the source of $11 million spent to fight a 2013 ballot initiative, and internal documents reveal how it was done, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson charged in a court motion disclosed Wednesday.

Ferguson is suing the Washington, D.C.-based lobby over a fund it set up to conceal food companies donating to the defeat of Initiative 522. I-522 would have required labeling of all genetically engineered foods and seeds sold in Washington.

"GMA's conduct was so egregious that it ranks among the worst in state history," said the AG's motion for summary judgment.

"GMA worked to 'shield' the actions of major food companies from the very public entitled to know who was trying to influence their vote on Initiative 522."

The initiative was narrowly defeated after a TV ad blitz paid for by millions of dollars from the food industry and such agribusiness giants as Monsanto.

Feb 19 03:20

Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails

Turkish Weekly: As the Syrian army advances on Raqqa and seals off supply routes to the armed gangs inside Aleppo, no surprise that there is another spike in the propaganda war, this time directed against Russia.

Frustration and anger is driving Turkish cross-border shelling of Kurdish and Syrian army positions. Yet in many respects Turkey only has itself to blame. In helping to destroy the authority of the Syrian government, it created a power vacuum that was filled in the north by takfiri armed groups and the Kurds. Had Turkey not joined the effort to destroy the government in Damascus it would not be in this position. It thus therefore shares the responsibility for what it is now calling a threat to Turkey’s security.
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Feb 19 00:19

U.S. has asked Russia not to attack special forces in Syria: military

By Yeganeh Torbati
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Russia broad areas in which U.S. special forces are operating in Syria and asked them not to strike there, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

Broad areas? Our guys are all over Eastern Syria. Please don't bomb Eastern Syria President Putin!

Feb 19 00:08

FLASHBACK: Washington Accuses Putin. Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys” in Syria: CIA Operatives, Military Advisers, Mercenaries, Special Forces, … Instead of ISIS Terrorists

This article was first published in October 2015. Are we gearing up for a war between US-NATO-Turkey-Saudi Arabia and Syria-Russia-Iran?

US-NATO operatives are already on the ground inside Syria. In fact they have been on ground within “opposition” militia from the very outset in March 2011.

Russian Airstrikes are Targeting “Our Guys”:

The Western media quoting US officials has reported that the Russian Air Force is not really targeting ISIS terrorists.

They are targeting CIA sponsored operatives inside Syria.

According to a US official in an interview with Fox News:

‘Putin is deliberately targeting our forces. Our guys are fighting for their lives.’

Feb 18 20:50

“The Burn Pits” reveals how a Dick Cheney-connected company got rich while U.S. soldiers got poisoned

So what are the “burn pits”? When the U.S. military set up a base in Iraq or Afghanistan, instead of building incinerators to dispose of the thousands of pounds of waste produced each day, they burned the garbage in big holes in the ground. The garbage they constantly burned included “every type of waste imaginable” including “tires, lithium batteries, asbestos insulation, pesticide containers, Styrofoam, metals, paints, plastic, medical waste and even human corpses.”

Here’s where the story gets even more infuriating. As a result of the privatization of many aspects of military operations, the burn pits were operated by Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR), a former subsidiary of Halliburton, the company where Dick Cheney was CEO before ascending to the White House. During the Bush administration, Halliburton made nearly $40 billion from lucrative government contracts (despite many corruption scandals), Dick Cheney and his corporate allies got incredibly rich, and the soldiers whose lives have likely been destroyed by this reckless operation… are pretty much screwed.

Feb 18 19:08

Hey Trump & Pope Francis, Get This: U.S. Catholic Bishops Official Document States The "Duty of Government Is To Secure One's Border And Enforce The Law For The Sake Of The Common Good."

I must say that as a lifelong practicing Catholic, I am really disappointed and disgusted at what Pope Francis said about Donald Trump, claiming that he's not Christian for wanting to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. That is outrageous and dishonest, especially given the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops own official document on this matter, as well as the official teaching on immigration outlined in the Cathechism of the Catholic Church! In an official August 2013 document, The U.S. Bishops stated, in part, that "The Catholic Catechism instructs the faithful that good government has two duties, both of which must be carried out and neither of which can be ignored... The second duty is to secure one's border and enforce the law for the sake of the common good. Sovereign nations have the right to enforce their laws and all persons must respect the legitimate exercise of this right... Enforcement: The U.S. Catholic Bishops accept the legitimate role of the U.S.

Feb 18 18:36

International community condemns Ankara blast, stands with Turkey

The international community has condemned a car bomb attack in Ankara that killed 28 people and wounded 61 others near the armed forces’ headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.

He said there could be no justification “for such horrific acts” and that “NATO allies stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terrorism.”
Meanwhile, the White House said it condemned the attack in Ankara and that stands in solidarity with Turkey.

“We stand together with Turkey, a NATO ally, a strong partner, and a valued member of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition in the face of this attack,” said Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also released a statement on Feb. 17, in which she sharply condemned the “horrifying” attack.

The chancellor said she was horrified by the attack in Ankara and that her thoughts were with the families of the victims and the injured.

Feb 18 17:46

Firm with Saudi ties works on Air Force One, other VIP jets

WASHINGTON — A company owned by a Saudi investor works on Air Force One and other VIP aircraft that fly Cabinet secretaries and other dignitaries around the world, USA TODAY has learned.

GDC Technics has been servicing President Obama's jet as a contractor for Boeing, according to the Air Force. This is the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged that a contractor from a business with foreign ties has worked on Air Force One.

Feb 18 17:40

Turkey's work on new constitution stutters as opposition pulls out

Turkey is headed for civil war and partition and dismemberment.

Two Turkish opposition parties have pulled out of a commission meant to draft a new constitution, in protest at attempts by the ruling AK Party to strengthen the role of the presidency, something keenly sought by President Tayyip Erdogan.

Feb 18 17:34

Bush, 9/11, and Iraq: Trump Gets It Right

by Sheldon Richman, February 18, 2016

Donald Trump, for all his obnoxious demagoguery, is adding value to the presidential campaign by calling former President George W. Bush to account for 9/11 and the Iraq war, which set in motion the growth and spread of al-Qaeda and the rise of the Islamic State. Former U.S. rulers rarely face consequences for the horrible things they do in office. Condemnation is considered impolite.

So good for Trump. Unfortunately, he shows no sign of having done his homework; so his charges against Bush are little more than soundbites, allowing Bush defenders to dismiss Trump as a kook. But this time he is not a kook.

Feb 18 17:16

Ten Saudi Major Generals Decry Riyadh's Syria Deployment Plan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The military top brass in Saudi Arabia wrote a letter to the crown prince and interior minister, Mohammed bin Nayef, to warn him against dispatching troops to Syria, saying the plan entails dire repercussions for the Kingdom.

Ten Saudi Major Generals and marshals have signed the letter which foresees definite defeat and failure for Riyadh if the Arab monarchy sends forces to Syria following its failure in the nearly-one-year-long war on Yemen, the NTHNEWS news website reported on Thursday.

According to the report, the text of the letter has been released in different Yemeni media and gone viral on the social media.

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Feb 18 16:37

CCTV: Moment of Ankara blast caught on security camera

At least 28 people have been killed nad 61 injured in a car explosion in Ankara, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister said.

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Feb 18 14:48

Why Do Police Have to Remind People Not to Burn Their Houses Down by Sleeping on Charging Cell Phones?

No, this isn't satire.

The sad part is that some people have to be warned by police to not do things that might cause them to die because common sense is largely dead.

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Feb 18 14:32

Ken O'Keefe - TSA Denied Flight to Anarcapulco for Refusing Body Scanner at LAX

Brother O'Keefe is currently stuck in the great ole US of A... homeland insecurity deemed him a threat to the imminent self-destruction of banker nation, wouldn't let him through with a ball rub, rather they forced him to be irradiated, and he missed his flight. Please share far and wide.

Feb 18 13:45

Idiots Kill Baby Dolphin by Pulling It out of the Sea to Pose for SELFIES with It

And now for what is probably the dumbest thing you will see today that will make you lose your faith in humanity just a tiny bit more (if that's even possible at this point)...

A bunch of morons got together and pulled a baby dolphin out of the sea and passed it around just TO TAKE SELFIES WITH IT, even as it DIED because they pulled it out of the sea to take selfies with it.

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Feb 18 13:32

Pope, Who Lives in a Walled Citadel, Just Called Trump 'Unchristian' for Wanting to Build a Wall on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The elite want Donald Trump gone. Bad. So bad in fact they have called in the Pope to publicly condemn Trump for wanting to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Pope said:

"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel."

Funny, isn't it? How much of a dog and pony puppet show this is? Now they've tapped the Pope to come out against Trump with about the weakest argument the Pope could make pretty much ever.

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Feb 18 13:22

Scalia Dies…Jew Control Arises

WITH THE DEATH OF ANTONIN SCALIA, Jewish hopes for total control of all legislative powers arise.

And this is what the Supreme Court has become: A Jewish venue for legislating from the bench.

If abortion could not be legalized by Congress, or if it was not possible to make homosexual ‘marriage’ a law by the states…the Supreme Court does it for us and against the peoples’ will.

Using the power of ‘judicial review,’ new laws are imposed simply by redefining them as a constitutional right.

Feb 18 11:15

Operation Barbarossa 2.0: US Military Occupation of Eastern Europe Intensifies, America Threatens to Attack Russia

There is no need to enter once again into the real history of events in Ukraine, Syria, Europe, Asia, Africa and all the places in the world where American and European meddling have wreaked havoc and loosed Chaos with the dogs of war. The history is well known by those who are interested. But there is a need to comprehend the meaning of what the United States is doing by announcing that it will increase its military budget for eastern Europe by 400%, from a current budget of $789 million to $3.4 billion in 2017. Since the Russians are not the threat in the region, but the United States and NATO are, the placement of military hardware to support a full armoured combat brigade in the region, and right on top of Russia’s borders can have only one other purpose, aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that won't do just that; and war with Russia certainly falls into this category.

The US economy is contracting, big time, and the offshoring/outsourcing of jobs continues apace. People are living in their cars, if they are lucky, with many more homeless, on the streets, disenfranchised and unempowered.

Those in the bowels of power think a new world war would be a really great thing, because it would distract Americans from their economic misery by attempting to blame that misery on the war.

However, they miss a couple of salient points in their support of this.

First, during World War I and II, neither China nor Russia had the atomic bomb.

Secondly, at this point in their history, the US military does not have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia, and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

It has become painfully clear to me, over the last 20 years, that the US government is pathologically incapable of indulging in good faith negotiations with which to resolve geopolitical disputes, and has simply fallen back on militaristic bullying to get its way.

And We the People have become disposable, and irrelevant to those in power along the way, and that is a really dangerous for a country which is, allegedly, a democratic republic.

Feb 18 11:07

Turkish doctors question PM Erdogan’s mental state

‘We are terribly worried, for him, his family and the entire country,’ says Turkish Medical Association.

The Turkish Medical Association announced publicly on Sunday it was worried about the “emotional well-being” of the country’s scandal-ridden Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a written statement, the association, which includes a majority of the country’s doctors, said Erdogan’s use of “polarizing, excluding and ‘otherifying’ language” suggested the premier was unwell.

The association noted Erdogan’s recent comments about 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died last week after a nine-month coma cause by being hit in the head by a tear gas canister shot by a police officer last summer.

Feb 18 10:57

Helium Beer Test | Short Version with English Subtitles

The news is depressing! Anybody need a laugh!

We tested Helium-Beer.
This test was originally published on 1st of April (April Fool's Day). ;-)

This Video is the Short-Version of the Original located here: https://www.youtube.c

Feb 18 10:16

Why are people afraid of the facts about the Jew...

(Posted in light of the article WRH front page article, "Israel Demands Governments Regulate Social Media & Ban 'Anti-Semitism'")

Feb 18 10:12

Behind Flint’s Lead-Poisoned Water

Largely abandoned by auto manufacturers who shifted factories to low-wage areas, Flint, Michigan, suffers from a powerlessness that allowed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials to ignore the city’s lead-poisoned water, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.

Feb 18 10:01

Fox Hosts Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle: Apple Resisting the FBI Is Basically ‘A Victory for ISIS’

Apple refused the FBI’s order to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino killers because of the implications down the road. As Apple CEO Tim Cook argued, if the government can demand Apple unlock the phones of terrorists, it could start a precedent of the government demanding the same of non-terrorists’ phones.

Feb 18 10:00

Scientists warn of coming global disaster because of water inequality.“We are revealing a global disaster in the making, yet we are seeing very little coordinated response.”

Earth’s dry regions are getting drier, and its wet regions are getting wetter. That might not seem like such a big deal, but according to Jay Famiglietti, a water scientist at NASA’s JPL, it is. As he said to USA Today, “We are revealing a global disaster in the making, yet we are seeing very little coordinated response.”

Feb 18 09:42

CBS Files Copyright Claim on Comical Brady Bunch Measles Episode, Yanks Vid After Public Mocks Measles/Vaccine Hysteria

It's still available on the internet though. This video features clips from The Donna Reed Show, (the doctor in a white lab coat tells the measles-ridden patient "it's not serious,") The Flintstones, and also includes the aforementioned 'memory-holed' clip from The Brady Bunch.

Feb 18 08:50

SCALIA'S HUNTING TRIP WAS A GIFT FROM A "FRIEND" WHO HAD BUSINESS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT LAST YEAR

Poindexter explicitly denied paying for Scalia’s charter flight to the ranch and declined to identify the friend who accompanied Scalia or any of the other guests on the trip.? Justice Antonin Scalia was taking a free vacation at the exclusive Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas when he was found dead inside a guest room Saturday. The trip, the Washington Post reports, was a gift from the ranch’s owner, who just last year obtained a favorable result from the Supreme Court.

Feb 18 08:45

Study: 58,000 U.S. bridges found to be 'structurally deficient'

Cars, trucks, buses and emergency vehicles cross deficient bridges more than 200 million times a day. If placed end to end, the deficient bridges would stretch 1,340 miles from New York City to Miami.

“I think it is something to still be concerned about, just because of the sheer number of bridges classified as structurally deficient,” said Alison Black, ARTBA’s chief economist. “It’s just such a big problem.”

(*I think they're low balling those numbers . A tour of my home state would not reveal many sound structured bridges .)

Feb 18 08:40

Gang forging passports for ISIS militants busted in Moscow region, 14 suspects detained

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested 14 suspects from an international criminal group involved in forging passports and other documents for Islamic extremists preparing to go to Syria, and those coming to Russia for terror missions.

A joint special FSB and Interior Ministry operation in the Moscow region has exposed an international organized crime network, which was providing forged papers for extremists from Russia and CIS countries.

The gang was busy forging documents for those “illegally heading to Syria to take part in military actions on the side of Islamic State, and also for the militants sent on a mission to Russia by ISIS leaders to conduct terrorist and extremist activities, as well as illegal migrants.”

Feb 18 08:27

Police Officer Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge for Killing a Couple’s 2-year-old Son

Rock Springs, WY- Jacob Rollen Anglesey has now been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder in the 2009 death of a two-year-old child — and new information revealed he’s a cop.

Feb 18 08:27

Another challenge for Saudi Arabia as S&P downgrades its debt rating

RIYADH-Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) for the second time in four months downgraded Saudi Arabia’s debt rating.

S&P cut Saudi Arabia’s debt rating to ‘A-/A-2’ from ‘A+/A-1.’

Earlier, on October 30, the ratings agency cut the kingdom’s rating to ‘A+/A-1’ from ‘AA-/A-1+.’

A debt downgrade makes it more expensive for sovereign issuers to borrow money.
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The ratings agency notes that Saudi Arabia is currently prepared for a deficit of 13% in 2016, but the firm believes the kingdom’s budget assumptions are based on oil trading at $45 a barrel.

Feb 18 08:24

Cops Killed Nearly 4 People a Day in January – More Deaths a Day Than Most Countries Kill Per Year

In January 2016, police killed 113 people — at least one person was fatally gunned down by a cop every day that month. One particularly deadly day, January 27, saw ten people meet their fate, thanks to the police. On average, that is almost 4 people a day.

And there is no indication this tragic epidemic will end soon.

Feb 18 08:20

Muslim man sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service

A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim sued the owners Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases across the nation alleging anti-Islamic discrimination..A sign posted on the business declared the range a "Muslim-free" establishment, and is similar to signs that have been placed at businesses in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky and New York, said Brady Henderson, legal director for the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the suit. "Whether the sign in question says 'no Muslims' or whether it says 'no coloreds' or whether it says 'no women' or 'no Christians' or 'no Buddhists' ... it is just as un-American and fundamentally it is just as wrong," Henderson said.

Feb 18 08:19

Eulogy For a Civilization

we are NOT borg

snip: As social systems become more institutionalized, human life becomes less significant; more brutal and degraded. People pledge their lives to flags and other lifeless abstractions; their wealth is taken to sustain the interests of entities to which they have subjugated themselves; their bodies and energies shipped to foreign lands to kill and be killed in contrived conflicts that serve no purposes of their own; their children – and, thus, the fate of mankind itself – consumed in the well-organized commitment to death in its varied forms.

Feb 18 08:06

When Police Brutality Mutates into Police Surrealism by David Macaray

what happens when police brutality has no consequences for the thugs in blue?

snip: But even when our police are put on trial, and the evidence seems overwhelming, it’s rare for juries to convict them. For a multitude of reasons, people simply find it too “extreme” or “counterproductive” to convict a cop.

Feb 18 08:05

Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal may be impossible

SUMTER, S.C. - Donald Trump, who has argued his experience negotiating tough real estate deals makes him best qualified to be US president, said on Wednesday it might be impossible to forge a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

During a televised town hall session hosted by MSNBC in South Carolina, Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said he believed getting a deal done would be "very, very tough."

The remarks were notable not only because Trump rarely discusses Israel or the Mideast peace process on the campaign trail, but also because they seemed to show a shift in Trump's views on the feasibility of a deal.>>>

Feb 18 08:03

You decide: the risks and benefits of the MMR vaccination

This is a must read message from Jeff, the editor of VacTruth.com, whose son was damaged from vaccines. I always recommend this site especially to pregnant women.

Feb 18 07:47

The People vs. the Police State: The Struggle for Justice in the Supreme Court

snip: The powers-that-be have already rigged the system. They—the corporations, the military industrial complex, the surveillance state, the monied elite, etc.—will not allow anyone to be appointed to the Supreme Court who will dial back the police state. They will not tolerate anyone who will undermine their policies, threaten their profit margins, or overturn their apple cart.

Scalia’s replacement will be safe (i.e., palatable enough to withstand Congress’ partisan wrangling), reliable and most important of all, an extension of the American police state.

n/a
Feb 18 07:35

Lawmakers Rush Bill To Shield Name Of Officer Who Shot LaVoy Finicum

Oregon legislators are rushing through a bill aimed at protecting the identity of the Oregon State Police officer who shot and killed Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Robert LaVoy Finicum after hearing that the officer faces potential death threats.

Feb 18 07:33

GOP showing signs of backing down from vow to block Obama SCOTUS pick

President Obama called on Senate Republicans Tuesday to give his eventual Supreme Court nominee a fair hearing in his bid to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as cracks emerged in the Republican leadership’s position of automatically blocking any nominee.

“I expect them to hold hearings. I expect them to hold a vote,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference. “There’s no unwritten law that says it can only be done on off years.”

Feb 18 07:30

Walmart's Q4 income down 7.9% as sales fall, lowers outlook

Walmart (WMT) said Thursday its fourth quarter earnings fell 7.9% due to lower sales and higher operating expenses.

The world's largest retailer also lowered its estimate for sales growth in fiscal year 2017, which began in February. It's now expected "to be relatively flat," compared to the previous estimate of 3% to 4% growth. "This change reflects the impact from recently announced store closures globally, as well as the continued strengthening (*rigging) of the U.S. dollar," it said.

Feb 18 07:25

Refuge occupier seeks $666 Billion in damages "from works of the devil"

Shawna Cox seeks more than $666 billion in damages "from the works of the devil'' against local, state and federal public employees in an unusual eight-page counter "criminal complaint'' she filed on her own in U.S. District Court in Portland. "I am a victim, witness and informant to extremely serious public corruption and government oppression,'' she wrote.

Feb 18 07:14

Cliven Bundy, 4 others face federal indictment in Nevada

Ammon Bundy, brother Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne and Peter Santilli -- already indicted in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon -- now face federal indictment along with Cliven Bundy in the 2014 armed standoff near the Bundy ranch in Nevada.

Feb 18 07:11

Marco Rubio Holds Fake Town Halls In South Carolina

Although Senator Marco Rubio showed up on CNN and participated in a real town hall with Anderson Cooper, he hoodwinked his supporters or those interested in finding out more about him in South Carolina by promoting four events as town halls and then not taking any questions:

Feb 18 07:10

8-minute video: Saudi/Turkey 350,000 troops, 20,000 tanks, 2,500 planes ready to invade Syria; will humanity demand arrests for ongoing illegal Wars of Aggression?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange with the latest outstanding 8-minute briefing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo2PmI4JCqI

Among hundreds in alternative media, I document illegal US/UK/Israel lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression that continue hundreds of years of psychopathic would-be empires, now focused on Syria with documented use of nuclear weapons by imperial forces (1-minute video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVgPKxYVxb0

We’ve documented and proven that US “officials” outrageously lie to demonize Russia (and here) acting at the request of Syria’s government for military operations within their own borders against rogue terrorists. These terrorists apparently are agents of the US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression for empire (also here, here, here).

Feb 18 06:59

Police Block Roads In Epping (*NH) Amid Reports Of Possible Gunman

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It wasn&#';t immediately clear whether he had a gun.

(*fishy report)

Feb 18 06:46

The Survival / Homesteading / Preparedness / Sustainability PDF Page

PatriotRising.com offers a great 'Survival / Homesteading / Preparedness / Sustainability PDF Page!' With Nearly 3000 free .PDF Files.

Feb 18 06:12

Trump won’t take sides on Israel and the Palestinians

JTA: Donald Trump said he would remain neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, but cited Palestinian incitement as a factor in making the conflict intractable.
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“You know, you have both sides, really, but one side in particular growing up learning that these are the worst people these people are the worst people, etc. etc.,” he said. “I was with a very prominent Israeli the other day, he says it’s impossible because the other side has been trained from the time they’re children to hate Jewish people.”
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“If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you, and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved, we don’t want,’ let me sort of be a neutral guy,” Trump said. “I don’t want to say whose fault is it, I don’t think it helps.”

Feb 18 05:47

Glenn Beck: God Allowed Scalia To Die In Order To Highlight The Importance Of Electing Ted Cruz

Glenn Beck was on the road today and unable to host his radio program, but he did find time to call in and offer his theory about why God allowed Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to die so close to the next presidential election.

After Beck's co-host Pat Gray wondered why God simply didn't allow Scalia to live until after the election, Beck called in to assert that God had allowed Scalia to die at this time in an effort to wake up America up to the fact that his nation is on the verge of totally losing its liberty unless it elects Ted Cruz as president.

(*oh christ!)

Feb 18 05:42

Pope gets angry at Mexican crowd for making him fall

"Don't be selfish, don't be selfish," said the Pope after the crowd tugged on his clothes, causing him to topple over on to a man in a wheelchair. A Vatican spokesman said the Pontiff showed a "normal human reaction."

Feb 18 05:14

Bush struggles to mask mounting frustration

'I should stop campaigning maybe,' the candidate quips.


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“The press is totally at the mercy of Donald Trump,” Bush said after Edward Scott, 58, a Bush supporter, stood up and expressed concern that the former governor’s pitch on preparedness and policy “doesn’t resonate” and that the bombastic businessman has been “knocking [him] off center.”

Moments later though, a second likely Bush supporter, David Villinger, 62, stood up and offered a similar lament that his campaign “has been co-opted by the P.T. Barnum of our time.”

Then a third questioner encouraged Bush to show more fire, asking Bush if he could be more of “an [S.O.B.]” like his brother.

Feb 18 05:06

Poll: Trump blowing out rivals in South Carolina

Buoyed by strong voter dissatisfaction with the Republican status quo, Donald Trump holds a commanding double-digit lead over all his rivals in South Carolina, according to the latest Monmouth University survey of likely primary voters released Wednesday afternoon.

Trump earned 35 percent, followed by 19 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 17 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 9 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 8 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 7 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Just 5 percent of voters say they remain undecided in the survey of 400 South Carolina voters.

Overall, 42 percent said they are completely decided ahead of Saturday's primary >>>

Feb 18 04:57

Careful What You Wish For !

Ted Cruz to Donald Trump: Sue Me

Feb 18 04:37

TRUMP: "You Will Find Out Who Really Knocked Down The World Trade Center"

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Trump says if he is elected: "you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center."

"It wasn't the Iraqis," he explained. "You may find it's the Saudis."

"They have papers in there that are very secret," he also said, referencing the 28 still-classified pages of the 9/11 commission report. "But you will find out."

(*Thanks to JEB dragging the whole clan + Cheney into his campaign , we're getting warmer ; )

Feb 18 04:21

Decorated Marine attacked by group of teens outside McDonald's in D.C.

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ABC7 News broke this story and has new details about a possible crucial piece of evidence. Wednesday night, reports suggest that Metropolitan Police may not release surveillance video from the incident.
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(*Brewing up some justification to turn the military on the populace ?)

Feb 17 21:43

WHO Plans Zika Vaccine as Brazilian Doctors Blame Monsanto’s Pesticides

Waking Times

Its getting redundant, but you just can’t make this stuff up. Just as a report from Latin American doctors questions the true cause of microcephaly, largely blamed on the Zika virus, pointing to SumiLarv, manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese subsidiary of Monsanto as a more probable cause of birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals plans for a ‘Zika Vaccine.”

Feb 17 21:29

Meet the Corporations Lobbying Hardest for TTIP and the End of Democracy

Waking Times

It is quite incredible that the unelected bureaucrats of the EU Commission are even entertaining such an idea as the deeply unpopular TTIP trade deal amid huge citizen protest whilst already facing multiple episodes of social, political and economic unrest and crisis as the demise of the European project gathers pace.

Feb 17 19:06

The Disgrace of Flint’s Poison Water

As a teacher in the mid-1970s, my middle-school students in Far Rockaway, Queens, one of the poorest communities of New York City, were celebrating Mayday, the international workers holiday. Marilyn, the proud-queen of the Mayday show, was dressed in a redesigned wedding gown, surrounded by the girls in the class who were admiring her classy attire.

Feb 17 17:31

Ken O'Keefe: TSA Denied Flight to Anarcapulco for Refusing Body Scanner at LAX

I am not surprised that the Orwellian TSA (Homeland Security) have denied me the ability to board a flight from LAX to Acapulco because I opted out of the body scanner procedure.

Feb 17 17:07

Obama: Americans Wouldn’t Want to Give Trump the Nuclear Codes

“Whoever is standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight,” Obama said.

Which reminds me, Obama has the nuclear codes and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight… how scary is that?

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Feb 17 17:06

S. Dakota Senate Passes Bill Mandating Students Use the Bathroom for the Sex They Were Born With

It was the first state to do so. The real question is, why is that such a hard concept that it requires a state law to be passed to uphold it?

Public bathrooms are broken down by anatomical differences — not mental ones. Which bathroom a person uses is not, and has never been, based on what he or she thinks or wishes about him or herself. The bathroom is based on whether or not a person has a penis or a vagina.

The same could be said for most things in society. Getting a job as an airplane pilot is based on whether or not a person possesses the physical capability to fly a plane. People don’t get to walk into airports and fly planes simply because they dressed up in a pilot’s uniform and think they can fly… without actually being able to do it.

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Feb 17 17:05

Transanimal? This Lady Really Believes She’s a Cat Trapped in a Human’s Body

Once upon a time, this would have been considered crazy… but in today’s politically correct environment of safe spaces and microaggressions, it might be considered a civil rights issue instead.

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