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Apr 13 09:05

Masks so realistic they're arresting the wrong guy

A white bank robber in Ohio recently used a "hyper-realistic" mask manufactured by a small Van Nuys company to disguise himself as a black man, prompting police there to mistakenly arrest an African American man for the crimes.

In October, a 20-year-old Chinese man who wanted asylum in Canada used one of the same company's masks to transform himself into an elderly white man and slip past airport security in Hong Kong.

Authorities are even starting to think that the so-called Geezer Bandit, a Southern California bank robber believed for months to be an old man, might actually be a younger guy wearing one of the disguises made by SPFXMasks.

Apr 13 08:53

Meet the West Bank Cobbler Who Took Video of Israeli Soldier Shooting Palestinian in Head

He was terrified that the soldier was going to shoot him for filming, but he kept his camera calmly trained on the scene so that “it was all well-documented.” Instead, the soldier pointed his gun at al-Sharif and shot him dead.

Apr 13 08:50

Obama to Forgive the Student Debt of Permanently Disabled People

The Obama administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by nearly 400,000 permanently disabled Americans.

Apr 13 08:50

Lawmakers Say Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report Show Saudi Official Met Hijackers In Los Angeles

Lawmakers are calling on the White House to declassify more than two dozen pages in the 9/11 Commission report that they say outlines evidence for possible support from the Saudi government for two hijackers who settled in Southern California.

Apr 13 08:46

Globalist Hank Paulson: 'I Don't Think We'll See A President Trump'

ESTABLISHMENT ALERT

Paulson loves global free trade (especially with China) which destroys American jobs, which is the real reason he's trying to destroy Trump.

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Apr 13 08:44

Obama is forgiving nearly 400,000 people's student loans

Beginning Monday, the department will start sending letters to that group of about 387,000, explaining they are eligible for loan forgiveness. The letter will include an application that they will simply sign and return. Unlike other borrowers, they will not be required to submit documentation of their eligibility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, nobody will be checking to see if these people are lying about being disabled. This is a desperate attempt to lower the student loan default rate to make the US economy look better. But while this is the usual slip-shod government work, the core idea is sound. It is time to start writing off debt on the people if there is to be any chance of saving the economy as a whole. Is this the start of a modern day Jubilee?

Apr 13 08:44

Inside the Nondescript Building Where Trillions Trade Each Day

The 49 different exchanges that lease space at this data center sent a record 9.6 million messages per second through its fiber-optic cables in February. Every day, electronic trades representing trillions of dollars’ worth of equities, derivatives, currencies, and fixed-income assets pass under this roof. This is NY4. This is where Wall Street actually transacts.

Apr 13 08:39

2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.

Apr 13 08:38

Yes, Hillary Clinton Is Held To A Double Standard. In fact, she has been held to a much lower standard.

In an interview with The Inquirer editorial board, Hillary Clinton was asked if she would release the transcripts of her speeches with Golden Sachs and other banks. Clinton charged back claiming that she’s being held to a double standard (emphasis mine):

Apr 13 08:18

The Handbook of Human Ownership - A Manual for New Tax Farmers

common core - medieval, mystic, and militaristic

Apr 13 08:15

Bernie Sanders: Too Big To Fail Is Too Big To Exist

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Apr 13 07:55

Judges Admitting Mistakes

We expect judges to be governed by principle and to adjudicate cases with an eye to stable readings of the law. For the most part, based on the principle of stare decisis ("let the decision stand"), they deliver. Overturning a prior decision usually takes place long after the original ruling was issued, as when the Warren court abandoned the “separate but equal” doctrine after 56 years. Sometimes the court reverses course more quickly, as when it protected schoolchildren who refused to salute the flag just three years after it allowed such behaviour to be punished. But when courts overturn a precedent, rarely do individual judges switch sides; it is typically the court’s evolving composition that enables a reversal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This morning, following the decision by Judge Jeff Masin that Ted Cruz qualifies as a "Natural Born" citizen and is eligible to be President that the matter is settled and I should just drop it.

Fat chance.

First off, I do not cede my right to think for myself to anyone in a funny-looking robe.

Second, the Constitution does not in fact reserve interpretation of the Constitution exclusively to the courts.

Third, as this and many other articles point out, the long history of appeals and reversals prove that judges can and do make mistakes. After all, it was judges who sentenced all those people in Salem, Massachusetts to hang for the crime of witchcraft! Judges routinely send to prison anyone who points out the factual discrepancies in the history of World War 2. And even now we are hearing how anyone who questions the dogma of human-caused global warming (as the snow continues to fall) will be subject to legal persecution, proving that our society is not as far from the rack and the stake as we like to imagine.

In the case of Judge Jeff Masin, he simply declared that he does not think "Natural Born" means born in the United States. The Judge failed to explain just what he thinks it does mean, nor did he address why "Natural Born" is only applied to the office of the President, and not to members of Congress. Clearly Judge Jeff Masin did not exercise proper due diligence in reading Vatell's "The Law of Nations" which was the prevailing legal theory of the day on which the framers of the Constitution relied for their definitions. Nor did Judge Jeff Masin read the commentary from Chief Justice John Jay, who urged the inclusion of the "Natural Born" requirement to prevent the military might of the United States from ever being under the command of a person born and raised in a foreign country.

The fallacy of Judge Jeff Masin's thinking is revealed with a simple thought experiment. Let us say that in the 1950s, an American woman moved to the Soviet Union, married, and produced a child, who lives and is indoctrinated in the Soviet system during his youth. Then, the mother returns to the United States, bringing her child, who thinks and feels like a Sodiet Citizen, back to the United States. Under Judge Jeff Masin's ruling, that child is supposedly eligible to be President of the United States, the mortal enemy of the child's homeland!

Does this make any sense?

Is Judge Jeff Masin simply uninformed, or lazy, or was he promised an eventual Supreme Court nomination in exchange for ignoring the Constitution?

That judges can be corrupted is an historical reality. That is why we have the jury system, to protect the people from such corruption and incompetence. If judges were perfect, there would be no need for juries. We have juries because we understand that judges make mistakes, and can be bought.

Apr 13 07:44

THE WEST'S TERRORIST "CATCH AND RELEASE" PROGRAM

So obvious is this fact, that the Western media itself admits it, but simply dismisses the obvious and deeper implications such facts pose by claiming it is merely systemic incompetence. The Wall Street Journal would admit that the recently arrested "man in the hat" also known as Mohamed Abrini, was also arrested for suspected terrorist activity - allegedly scoping out potential targets in the UK - but also - like his collaborators - inexplicably released. His brother had been to Syria where he fought and died alongside the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS), and Abrini himself too appears to have been in Syria.

Apr 13 07:35

DHS/TSA ARE INSTALLING MICROPHONES AND CAMERAS TO SPY ON PUBLIC TRANSIT COMMUTERS

Thanks, to DHS & TSA grants totaling nearly $3 million, the NJ Transit has nearly finished installing DriveCam LTYX's cameras with microphones to spy on every commuter 24/7. (Note: NJ's Transit has been using DriveCam surveillance cameras since 2006.) "In 2011, the [NJ Transit] Board authorized a $2.7 million contract with DriveCam, Inc. of San Diego, California, for installation of hardware on 968 cruiser buses and a two-year agreement for managed services, including technical support." Fyi, the TSA is working with DHS to install these invasive spying cameras everywhere under the guise of "public safety"'

Apr 13 07:35

'Pilots asleep on duty' Latest revelations about working conditions in UAE airlines

The shocking grievances by the Emirates cabin crew date from early April and echo anonymous accounts shared by Flydubai staff following deadly mid-March plane crash.

Apr 13 07:34

FSB officers arrest alleged ISIS recruit in St. Petersburg

A suspect with potential connections to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was detained in St. Petersburg, by Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers. Security officers entered the apartment of the 28-year-old native of the southern Russian Republic of Dagestan who had allegedly been trained at camps in Syria and was labelled as a "dangerous subject." According to the FSB the suspect will remain in custody while the investigation continues to see whether he poses a threat to the public.

Apr 13 06:31

BEX Alert!!! - "Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says"

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States.

But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol.

The judge also said the battle emblem is a symbol of the Confederacy, "which is anathema to anybody who lives within the 21st century."

Apr 13 06:24

BEX Alert!!! - "U2's Bono testifies before Congress on the refugee crisis"

Bono said members of Congress need to confront an "existential threat" to Europe that hasn't been seen since the 1940s. Countries such as Poland and Hungary are moving to the right politically, a shift he described as a "hyper nationalism." The United Kingdom is even considering leaving the European Union.

"This is unthinkable stuff," he said. "And you should be very nervous in America about it."

Before sitting at the witness table, Bono posed for photos with three members of the anti-war group Code Pink, who wore pink tiaras and held cardboard torches and signs reading "Refugees Welcome."

Apr 13 05:43

Applause for Scott's signing law that preserves support of Israel

"I am proud to sign this important bill into law and join the Florida Legislature in sending this message: The State of Florida will not waver in our support of Israel, one of our greatest allies and friends. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is fueled by anti-Semitism, and has no place in Florida or any part of the world that values freedom and democracy."

Apr 13 01:57

Referendum pressures Netherlands to craft new Ukraine policy

The Dutch government will come with an reaction to the Netherlands “no”-vote in the Ukraine referendum last week, and plans on how to proceed, by September at the latest, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs wrote in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday.

The results of the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine puts pressure on the government to reconsider its position, even though the results are not binding.

(*Including a 'shake up' of the electorate at airports and train stations ?)

Apr 13 01:53

Suspicious man forcibly taken off train from Schiphol in Leiden

A train from Schiphol was stopped at Leiden Central Station on Tuesday night due to reports of a suspicious situation. It turned out to be a false alarm, but one person was arrested for questioning.

(*just for good measure)

Apr 13 01:43

At least one arrest at Schiphol

At least one arrest at Schiphol as part of airport evacuated

A man was arrested on Schiphol airport’s bus platform on Tuesday night in the midst of a suspicious situation. The platform was closed for several hours as the Marechaussee, the military policing force responsible for security at the airport, investigated.

The arrest was made around 9:30 p.m., a Marechaussee spokesperson said to NU.nl. The area was closed down, with several heavily armed police officers guarding the perimeter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to investigate the man’s luggage, but no hazardous substances were found. The bus platform was released around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to broadcasters NOS and AT5, two more arrests were made sometime before midnight. The Marechaussee could not confirm this. “It could be that more arrests were made”, the spokesperson said to NU.nl. “But as far as I know, that has nothing to do with this.

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Apr 12 20:19

Fleecing the American Taxpayer: The Profit Incentives Driving the Police State

what share of your production will you be able to keep?

snip: Everywhere you go, everything you do, and every which way you look, we’re getting swindled, cheated, conned, robbed, raided, pickpocketed, mugged, deceived, defrauded, double-crossed and fleeced by governmental and corporate shareholders of the American police state out to make a profit at taxpayer expense.

Apr 12 18:23

It’s Official: Ted Cruz, GOP Elites Support Tyranny – Spit on The People

On Saturday Ted Cruz, with the assistance from GOP elites and billionaire donors, took all 13 of the delegates up for grabs at the Colorado GOP Convention. The party leaders gave all of the state’s delegates to Ted Cruz in a voter-less contest.

But it was not without controversy.
There never was a vote – Party elites decided on who got the delegates.

This is what tyranny looks like.

Apr 12 16:35

What in the World is Going on with Banks this Week? Emergency Meetings, Banker Summits, Crashing European Banks, and the Worst Bank Reports Since the Great Recession

By David Haggith

Just about every major banker and finance minister in the world is meeting in Washington, DC, this week, following two rushed, secretive meetings of the Federal Reserve and another instantaneous and rare meeting between the Fed Chair and the president of the United States. These and other emergency bank meetings around the world cause one to wonder what is going down...

Apr 12 16:09

59 Journalists Murdered in Honduras Since Clinton-Backed Coup

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed coup that removed President Manuel Zelaya, 59 journalists have been assassinated in Honduras, with four of them being murdered just in 2016 alone. The most violent year until now has been 2015, with 218 alerts registered and 12 journalists assassinated.

Apr 12 16:05

Swiss banker whistleblower: CIA behind Panama Papers

CNBC's Eamon Javers speaks with Swiss bank whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld about the Panama Papers leaks. Bradley Birkenfeld is the most significant financial whistleblower of all time, so you might think he'd be cheering on the disclosures in the new Panama Papers leaks. But today, Birkenfeld is raising questions about the source of the information that is shaking political regimes around the world. Birkenfeld, an American citizen, was a banker working at UBS in Switzerland when he approached the U.S. government with information on massive amounts of tax evasion by Americans with secret accounts in Switzerland. By the end of his whistleblowing career, Birkenfeld had served more than two years in a U.S. federal prison, been awarded $104 million by the IRS for his information, and shattered the foundations of more than a century of Swiss banking secrecy.

Apr 12 15:45

School District Fires Police Officer Who Bodyslammed 6th Grade Girl In Viral Video

Officer Joshua Kehm no longer works for the San Antonio Independent School District after lifting a 12-year-old girl and throwing her face first onto a brick hallway floor. Administrators said his police report was “inconsistent with the video.”

Apr 12 15:22

‘Severe Punishment’: Porn Site Cuts Service To North Carolina Over Its LGBT Law

Popular porn site XHamster.com has blocked North Carolina users from viewing its content. The denial of service is a protest over the state’s recent passage of a measure that prevents cities and counties from passing LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

Apr 12 15:20

Panama Papers: Govt Spy Agencies Used Mossack Fonseca to Hide Activities — Including the CIA

But growing the police state will ** solve the tax avoidance issue *** cuz banksters and regulators are so pure of heart

Apr 12 15:15

Woman Run Over by On-Duty Police Officer as She Sunbathed on the Beach

how much do you want to bet he won't be charged with attempted vehicular manslaughter?

Apr 12 15:05

Greece Loses its Soul

The soul of Greece has flown away, zipping past Mount Olympus, gone.

The negotiating position of Greece à la Troika has gone from bad to worse to much worse, as suffocation of the body politic is well underway. The politicians of Greece have become pliable pawns in the hands of the all-powerful European Troika.

It’s all about saving the Banks, saving the Creditors. The people, well, they don’t count for much “they’re nothing more than numbers,” maybe worse. Plastic bureaucrats see it that way.

Apr 12 15:02

FBI Director Admits: 'I Cover My Webcam With Tape'

Full clip is here.

FBI Director James Comey speaks to students at Kenyon College when he admits that he covers his laptop camera with tape, just like any NSA-FBI-fearing citizen should -- an admission that has generated ridicule on social media. The FBI routinely utilizes covert webcam malware against American citizens, and he thinks it's a joke -- just another humorous anecdote to tell students to minimize the illegal spying that now occurs under his watch at the FBI.

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Apr 12 14:55

A Holocaust survivor shares how he survived multiple concentration camps and death marches in a heartbreaking Reddit AMA

After six days in the train the train came to stop...The train then continued on its way to Auschwitz and everyone was killed...One time we had to stand for several hours and one person couldn't contain their urine and peed on himself. The man was hanged...At Blechhammer some inmates caught a dog, a German Shepard, and cooked it
Note: Does anyone believe this holocau$t crap anymore!

Apr 12 14:43

Two Jewish groups condemn ‘disrespect’ at Newton forum

A group of activists tried to take over the meeting, saying it should have focused solely on anti-Semitism, but were quieted by students who stood and spoke about the need to fight against all intolerance.
The AJC is a more than 100-year old global Jewish advocacy organization working to “safeguard the wellbeing of the Jewish people and Israel,”
Note: Had enough yet? I have!

Apr 12 14:28

US bus passenger cracks one off for three hours

Marathon five-knuckle shuffle ends in cuffing

Apr 12 14:11

‘Sister Wives’ Polygamy Lawsuit Dismissed, May Be Appealed To Supreme Court

A lawsuit to decriminalize polygamy brought about by the family of the reality TV show “Sister Wives” was thrown out of a federal appeals court in Utah when a judge found neither Kody Brown nor his four wives had faced prosecution for their consensual relationship.

Apr 12 13:24

DC MADAM UPDATE: Lawyer Releases Names Of 174 Groups Including IRS, FBI

Among those named were the FBI, IRS, State Department, Department of Commerce, Embassy of Japan, Lockheed Martin and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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Apr 12 11:35

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Berlin ‘Lost To Arab Clans’ Now Recruiting ‘Physically Strong Young Migrants’

Berlin’s criminal underworld has been “lost to Arab clans” according to a new report published by the mainstream German newspaper Die Welt.

The report, which reveals how Arab migration has transformed Berlin’s entire criminal landscape, exposes how extended migrant families, now recruiting new migrants, run the entirety of the city’s organised crime.

The report speaks of the ‘amazing’ sight of luxury sedans cruising up to refugee, asylum centre, and migrant lodgings filled with “people who have lost everything.”

Investigators reported that the criminal gangs have “exploited the situation” of the migrant crisis, in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies saw well over a million migrants from the third world world settle in Europe last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very certain that Berliners, and the rest of Germany, will make their voices heard about the way this massive immigration has negatively affected the quality of their lives in the next general election.

I think Merkel has just, politically, shot herself in the foot with this insistence on the absorption of so many refugees, and so quickly, that her party will be absolutely routed in the next general elections in the Fall of 2017.

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Apr 12 11:26

German prosecutors file criminal complaint against comedian over defamation against President Erdo?an

Mainz state prosecutors filed a criminal complaint late on Monday against German comedian Jan Boehmermann, who recited an obscene poem about President Tayyip Recep Erdo?an during a satirical show on national broadcaster ZDF.

Turkey made a formal request that German authorities prosecute Boehmermann for insults against the president.

"The Turkish embassy, in connection with the ZDF broadcast 'Neo Magazin Royale,' sent a cable to the foreign ministry," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday during a regular news conference. "That is a formal request from the Turkish side for a prosecution in connection with comments made in this broadcast. The content of this cable and the way forward will now be carefully examined by the government. It will take a few days. I can't and don't want to anticipate the results of this examination."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like media censors in Germany are going to have a field day from this incident, and are going to become increasingly involved in the chilling of free speech here on all subjects.

I have to wonder; was this a live broadcast, or did a ZDF producer sign off on it during rehearsal?!?

And what PRECISELY was actually said here?!? I mean, this was supposed to be satire, right?!?

And what are they going to do with Jan Boehmermann?!? Fine him?!? Imprison him?!? Ban him?!?

Call me silly, but it appears to me that this guy just may have had his "George Carlin" moment, and may become stronger, and more in demand, than he ever was before!!

Apr 12 11:22

Panama Papers: Spy agencies widely used Mossack Fonseca to hide activities

Intelligence agencies from several countries, including CIA intermediaries, have abundantly used the services of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to "conceal" their activities, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) says, citing leaked documents.

Both "secret agents and their informants have used the company's services," wrote the newspaper, which earlier this month published online materials based on 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm. It has been called the largest leak on corruption in journalistic history.

"Agents have set up shell companies to conceal their activities," the Munich-based newspaper reported, adding that there are CIA mediators among them.

According to SZ, Mossack Fonseca's clients also included some of those involved in the so-called Iran-Contra affair, in which several Reagan administration officials secretly facilitated arms sales to Iran in the 1980s in order to secure the release of US hostages and fund Nicaragua's Contra rebels.

Apr 12 11:21

Arrests made as hundreds of elderly Americans protest at 2nd ‘Democracy Spring’ sit-in

Hundreds of Americans, many of whom are elderly, marched in support of political reform in Washington, DC, taking part in a sit-in and risking arrest as they pushed for fairer elections. RT's "Redacted Tonight" host Lee Camp was detained as he reported from the scene.

Already, multiple arrests have been made, according to reports from those on the ground near the demonstrations.

Apr 12 11:20

Abbas says 'urgent' need for UN resolution on Israeli settlements

"The Security Council is a very important subject because it has now become urgent due to settlement activities and because Israel has not stopped these activities,"
The United States has repeatedly vetoed resolutions opposed by Israel at the UN Security Council, but the Palestinians are hoping for a change of heart.

Apr 12 11:16

It’s the criminal economy, stupid!

Naming and shaming corporate tax dodgers isn’t enough. We need to hack them and track them, too.

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Apr 12 11:15

Disputed South Ossetia Will Hold Referendum on Joining Russia

South Ossetia is due to hold a constitutional referendum, the results of which will make it easier for the disputed region to become one of Russia's regions, the republic's president Leonid Tibilov said, TASS reported Monday.

“We are discussing possible dates [for the referendum] at the moment. There's no specific date yet, but it will happen in the near future. Before August,” the president said in an interview to TASS.

The referendum will center on changing the republic's constitution in a way which would make future incorporation into the Russian Federation easier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The South Ossetians are doing this just the way the Crimeans did; through peaceful self-determination. Should they vote this way, you can BET that Western whorespondents will try to swing it as Russian "annexation".

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Apr 12 11:02

World Bank May Be Spreading The Scourge That Fed Flint Water Crisis

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is calling out the World Bank’s investment in global water resources, alleging conflicts of interest similar to those that removed Flint, Michigan, from managing its own water.

Moore, ranking member on the House Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, on Tuesday condemned the World Bank’s funding and promotion of water privatization through “public private partnerships” arranged by its investment arm, the International Finance Corp., or IFC.

“I am increasingly uneasy with water resource privatization in developing countries and do not believe that the current ring-­fencing policies separating the investment and advising functions of the IFC are adequate,” Moore wrote in a letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Moore’s committee has jurisdiction over the World Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Privatising something that should be a basic human right (like water), is a really bad idea.

And bravo, Representative Moore, for having brought these shenanigans of the IFC to light!

Apr 12 11:01

The Panama Papers Have Made Radical Change Possible.

Journalists have been decoding 11.5 million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The 2.6 terabytes of data show tens of billions of dollars worth of transactions dating back 40 years. 200,000 firms and 14,000 individuals are involved.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lobbied successfully for the Panama-United States Trade Promotion Agreement. She paved the way for major banks and corporations, most notably Deutsche Bank, to skirt national laws and regulations. After she resigned as Secretary of State, Deutsche Bank paid her $485,000 for a speech.

Bernie Sanders won 7 of the last 7 caucuses and primaries but still trails Hillary in delegates for the nomination. That is fair because she took money from Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan and Deutsche Bank which she gave to Democratic officials in the various state party organizations to buy delegates. Who cares about voters when you have campaign cash from known criminals?

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Apr 12 10:55

Panama Papers reveal spies used Mossack Fonseca — including the CIA

Secret agents from several countries, including intermediaries of the CIA, have used the services of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in order to “conceal” their activities, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.

“Secret agents and their informants have made wide use of the company’s services,” wrote the newspaper, which obtained a massive stash of 11.5 million documents from the company that is sending shockwaves around the globe.

“Agents have opened shell companies to conceal their activities… Among them are close intermediaries of the CIA,” the newspaper reported.

The Munich-based newspaper said Mossack Fonseca’s clients included “several players” in the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal, which saw senior US officials facilitate secret arms sales to Iran in a bid to secure the release of American hostages and fund Nicaragua’s Contra rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) shock!!

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Apr 12 10:46

FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER DENNIS HASTERT WON’T BE CHARGED FOR MOLESTING 4 BOYS

Isn’t it interesting how politicians are so frequently caught with their pants down (sometimes literally) doing or approving of unspeakable acts? There’s doubt about it, positions of power have a tendency to attract the worst human beings, or inspire the worst behaviors in otherwise good people. Dennis Hastert would certainly fall under the former of those two categories.

The former congressman from Illinois was the longest running Republican Speaker of the House until he was unseated by Nancy Pelosi in 2007. However, his crimes go way back to before his political career. Last year he pleaded guilty to financial crimes, which led prosecutors towards a paper trail of payoffs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that the judge in this case sentences him to jail for the rest of his miserable life; there can be no real conclusion to the harm he has done to his victims.

OF course, for a man of his money and means, this will only happen when pigs fly.

Apr 12 10:41

BBC’S £84 MILLION IN BERMUDA

Cameron’s taxes and the Panama Papers have led the BBC News bulletins for the past week, yet licence fee payers remain unenlightened about Auntie’s own offshore financial arrangements. What better place to start than the 2013 BBC Pensions report, which lists investments held by the Beeb’s £9 billion employee benefit scheme. Scroll down to page 16 and it is disclosed that the BBC used investment managers Nephila Capital Ltd to invest £84 million:

Nephila Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nephila Holdings Limited and is a Bermuda domiciled company. As the BBC lines up pundits to jump on the outrage bus about Dave’s £30,000 in a Panamanian unit trust, they stashed £84 million with investors based in Bermuda. There is lots more of this…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I LOVE THE SMELL OF HYPOCRISY IN THE MORNING!

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Apr 12 10:37

Aid agencies fear damage to reputation as "Red Cross" appears in Panama Papers

Some of the world's biggest aid agencies voiced concern on Monday that they may be further exposed to risk from the murky world of offshore finance after the latest release of the Panama Papers showed the name of the Red Cross was falsely used.

The cache of documents revealed how Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca created dummy foundations, with one of its fictitious beneficiaries listed as the "International Red Cross".

The misappropriation of the International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) name was condemned by the Swiss-based agency and other international aid organisations concerned about the reputational risk this may carry for the sector as a whole.

The leaked emails, which first appeared in European newspapers, suggested the law firm used the humanitarian organisation as a cover when facing down demands for information from prying banks and financial institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Apr 12 10:34

CAESARS BANKRUPTCY FIGHT OVER ALLEGED FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS OPENS WINDOW ON PRIVATE EQUITY LOOTING

Private equity firms Apollo and TPG did such an effective and over-zealous job of asset stripping after loading up their 2008 acquisition, Caesars Entertainment, with over $18 billion of debt that they’ve been hauled into court by creditors who are charging the two firms with fraudulent conveyance. And yes, sports fans, the operative word is fraud. The underlying idea is that if a company is insolvent, yet the people in charge divert cash or other assets to themselves, they’ve stolen from creditors and need to give the money back. The British, by the way, have a simpler approach to this issue. If a company is “trading insolvent,” as in continuing to operate while broke, the directors are personally liable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looting seems to have become the new "blood sport" for private equity firms these days.

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Apr 12 10:25

Feel Safer Now, America? The Tsa Just Confiscated a CNN Journalist’s Pimento Cheese

Because if the TSA is anything, it is tireless in protecting America from a paste made of cheese, pimentos, and mayonnaise… the real terror.

(Somewhere in the back, a bunch of TSA agents were chowing down on Pimento cheese like little mafia goblins.)

Apr 12 10:19

What the Front Page of the Paper Will Look Like if Hillary Becomes President

As you surely know, the Boston Globe has printed a fake front page depicting what will happen if Trump is elected President.

Fair enough. The Globe found a way to increase its circulation, at least for a day. The editorial page people had a few drinks and cooked up a cutting satire.
For the sake of balance, a fake Hillary front page is in order, and I’m stepping into the breach. The Globe is free to use my work. I didn’t need a drink. The headlines wrote themselves...

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Apr 12 10:18

Chuck Grassley Tells Merrick Garland Senate Won't Consider Nomination

GOP Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has flatly told President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court the Senate won't consider his nomination.

During a 70-minute breakfast meeting Tuesday between Grassley and Obama nominee Merrick Garland, the Iowa Republican "explained why the Senate won't be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year," Grassley's office said, The Washington Times reports.

Apr 12 10:17

Former Fed Adviser Admits Federal Reserve Is Privately Owned

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that the Federal Reserve is a public entity. It’s right there in the name. The Fed is a part of the United States Federal Government, right?
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Apr 12 10:17

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL PULLS FILM ABOUT LONG TERM SURVIVORS AFTER PHARMA-AIDS CHARITIES THREATEN PROTEST

London, UK. LIFF, the London Independent Film Festival (http://www.liff.org/), has controversially axed its screening of the film Positive Hell, scheduled for April 17, in a move described by the film’s writer and narrator, Joan Shenton, as “blatant censorship” and “the latest case of ‘no platforming'”.

This morning, Ms Shenton announced that she had been contacted by LIFF director, Erich Schultz, to say that he had “pulled” the film after four HIV/AIDS charities had threatened protests at the screening venue and at festival sponsors’ premises “if we [LIFF] don’t comply”. Schultz also said he had received “over twenty protest letters”.

The axing has some echoes of Robert De Niro’s decision to remove the anti-vaccinaton documentary Vaxxed from the Tribeca film festival in New York at the end of March (http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/27/robert-de-niro-pulls-vacci...), though there is no suggestion that the two films are in any way similar.

Apr 12 10:08

"60 Minutes" & The Secret 28 Pages of 9/11

When we consider the "60 Minutes" report about the 28 top-secret pages about 9/11 that aired on CBS last night, we need to consider a few things: the source of the report, and its content.

First, let's consider the content: The CBS News program focused on the 28 pages that seem to show Saudi support for two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers. These pages have been classified for 13 years, so why is it that only now they are an issue for "60 Minutes" - after 13 years?

Apr 12 09:31

Civilian Airliners Now Under Threat by Jihadists Using Anti-Aircraft Missiles Supplied by U.S.

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Civilian airliners are now under threat of being shot out of the sky thanks to American-backed Islamist groups being supplied the portable Stinger surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) by the U.S. and their Middle East allies, such as Saudi Arabia, in Syria.

Taking a page straight out of the 1980s Afghanistan playbook, these strategic weapons were provided to extremist groups in an effort to assist in toppling the Assad government...

Apr 12 09:14

CHECK OUT THIS CHART: Is Deutsche Bank The New Lehman Brothers?

Let's hope Deutsche Bank doesn't suffer the same fate as Lehman.

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Apr 12 08:59

Oxfam: Most of World Bank's Private Investments Linked to Tax Havens

As the Panama Papers continue to shed light on the widespread issue of tax evasion around the globe, Oxfam has revealed that the World Bank is also complicit in promoting tax havens with the majority of its private investments going to companies with offshore accounts, according to a new report released Monday.

"Tax dodging by multinational corporations alone costs developing countries at least US$100 billion every year, and corporate investment in tax havens almost quadrupled between 2000 and 2014," Oxfam said in a recent report. "Furthermore, it is estimated that globally a total of US$7.6 trillion of individuals’ wealth sits offshore. If tax were paid on the income that this wealth generates, an extra US$190 billion would be available to governments every year."

Apr 12 08:59

Obama: 'Libya Is My Biggest Mistake As President'

Obama admits failure.

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Apr 12 08:47

A Country of Nihilist Oligarchs

You live in a society of malcontents ruled by a system of authoritarians. The conflict between unrealistic expectations and the raw force used to compel compliance is growing more intense. Only the walking dead are happy. Any thinking and intelligent person knows that the political hierarchy has lost its legitimacy. The result of the Curse of Multiculturalism has created a mentality malaise that chewed up our institutions, denigrated our social values and produced a progressive asylum of sick and disturbed free loaders. All the while the entrenched political class sucks the life blood from the average citizen, while lining their own pockets with public funds.

Apr 12 08:27

DC MADAM UPDATE: Lawyer Releases Names Of 174 Groups Who Used The Escort Service Including IRS, FBI And State Dept

TED CRUZ IS STILL SAFE...FOR NOW

Among those named were the FBI, IRS, State Department, Department of Commerce, Embassy of Japan, Lockheed Martin and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Webmaster addition: The Archdiocese of Washington DC is also on the list!

Apr 12 07:49

Goldman Sachs Resolves U.S. Mortgage Probe for $5.1 Billion

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will pay $5.1 billion to resolve U.S. allegations that it failed to properly vet mortgage-backed securities before selling them to investors as high-quality debt.
Note: And nobody goes to jail!

Apr 12 07:00

Just Flasking Ridiculous!

By Jack Perry
April 12, 2016
Hey, did you know in Texas, it’s illegal to possess an Erlenmeyer flask without a permit from the government? What’s an Erlenmeyer flask? It’s that glass conical-bottom, narrow-necked flask you see in all the science labs. Remember high school science class? So why is a piece of science lab equipment illegal without das paperwerken from das government? Because it’s allegedly used to manufacture illegal drugs. Well, gosh, so are a lot of things! But this is a thing I have mentioned before here and now would like to expand on: Local government is often the most tyrannical because they can pass laws faster than the federal government can spend a billion dollars.
Webmaster addition: I use an Erlenmeyer flask to make nano-silver!

Apr 12 03:38

$3 Trillion Black Hole Could Destroy Economy: “True Extent of Pension Problem Has Been Obscured”

Unfunded liabilities for pensions have been a problem for a while now, but as investors continue to face fleeting returns, many states and cities are facing the music… and when it stops, there won’t be enough money to go around.

The US public pension system has developed a $3.4tn funding hole that will pile pressure on cities and states to cut spending or raise taxes to avoid Detroit-style bankruptcies.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 12 02:40

Trump Mentions Two Former 2016 Contenders as Possible VP Picks — & Another That’s Still in the Race

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump listed a few of his fellow 2016 rivals as possible running mates in an interview published Monday.

Speaking to columnist Kirsten Powers, Trump spoke favorably about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who he famously feuded with before defeating him in his home state.
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“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names,” he said. “[I] do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him.”

Trump added, “There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard.”

Apr 12 02:14

HELL FREEZES OVER As NATIONAL REVIEW Claims: Bill Clinton Was Right

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In short, Clinton demonstrated a commonsensical, pre–Black Lives Matter understanding of criminal justice, and quickly had to backtrack. Presumably, he won’t be guilty of such an offense ever again.

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(*Could explain the lingering cold , winter-like , weather conditions that are plaguing the nation .)

Apr 12 01:03

Trump erupts as Cruz sweeps Colorado without votes

'Biggest story in politics. This will not be allowed!'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump erupted on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning after a weekend that saw Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sweep all of Colorado’s 34 delegates without any votes being cast by citizens in a traditional primary process.

“I’ve gotten millions … of more votes than [Sen. Ted] Cruz, and I’ve gotten hundreds of delegates more, and we keep fighting, fighting, fighting, and then you have a Colorado where they just get all of these delegates, and it’s not [even] a system,” Trump said, during the Fox News broadcast. “There was no voting. I didn’t go out there to make a speech or anything. There’s no voting.”

His comments came after Cruz won the remaining 13 delegates at the weekend’s convention, bringing his total for the state to 34, an outcome he described as unfair and just shy of illegal.
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Apr 11 22:29

CNBC Interviews Founder Of Mossack Fonseca (Panama Papers)

He claims that no U.S. politicians were clients of his firm.

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Apr 11 16:40

Updated List Of Everyone Jailed From Goldman Sachs

Did we mention that Goldman's $5 billion fine is tax-deductible...

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Apr 11 16:03

Thank You. Love, ISIS

a love letter from ISIS

Apr 11 16:00

#Pray for [blank]

simplify your search for appropriate levels of concern for the next false-flag event

Apr 11 15:56

Hiding, Secret and Shell

an ad for the 1% to hide their ill-gotten gains :-D

Apr 11 15:43

From DC’s Deficit Panic To Flint’s Poisoned Water

We know that the Washington Post editors really hate Bernie Sanders and rarely miss an opportunity to show it. Dana Milbank got in the act big time today as he once again denounced Sanders (along with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz) in his column.

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Apr 11 14:23

Alan Simpson: 'Grover Norquist Is A Fraud'

Is $20 trillion enough, do you think? Ok, what about $25 trillion? That doesn't make you happy, DC? Okay, you win, the national debt will be $30 trillion in about twelve more years as the entitlement numbers start to explode in 2020.

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Apr 11 14:20

‘Threat And Shooter Bias’: Study Shows US Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Men In Greater Numbers

Race looms large when it comes to police shootings, as a new study finds a greater number of unarmed black men are shot compared to whites or Latinos. Blacks were also less likely to have been attacking when fatally shot than their white counterparts.

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Apr 11 13:19

Police State USA: Simply Wearing an ‘Anonymous’ Mask in America Can Get You Arrested Now

We are so far down the dark police state alley in America these days, it's insane.

Apparently now all it takes to get yourself arrested in this county is to sit — peacefully and quietly, minding your own business, doing nothing wrong — at a county hearing...

Wearing a Guy Fawkes "Anonymous" mask.

Or not even fully wearing it.

The incident took place in the House Gallery, during the Maricopa County hearing over the suspected election fraud.

Two officers attended the arrest of the man. Although the man in question didn’t have his face concealed by the mask—the mask had been resting on the top of his head—the first arresting officer approached from behind and kicked at him lightly until he left his chair.

The meeting reportedly had to do with election fraud in Maricopa County Arizona. Guess the officers there just felt the need to arrest somebody for something? Was it to distract from the election fraud which is already bad enough?

Apr 11 13:04

Hillary Clinton’s Backers Want Obama to Grant a Preemptive Pardon—To Prevent Her From Facing “A Martha Stewart Problem”

With FBI Director James Comey’s statement this week that the massive investigation of possible criminality by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could linger into the fall, some of her political advisers have become convinced that the best option for her would be to shut it down now, which could be accomplished ifPresident Obama would grant a preemptive pardon for any crimes she may have committed.

“It would be a humbling experience for Mrs. Clinton to accept a pardon, but she and husband Bill have ridden out terrible scandals in the past without losing their bedrock constituencies,” an official close to the campaign told Orbmagazine. “And without a pardon, the possible scenarios she is facing are fraught with danger.”

Apr 11 12:34

GOLDMAN SACHS TO PAY $5 BILLION FOR MISLEADING MORTGAGE BOND INVESTORS

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to pay $5.06 billion to settle claims that it misled mortgage bond investors during the financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

Apr 11 12:01

Slap on the Wrist: Goldman Sachs Settles for $5.1Billion over Mortgage Securities Fraud that Led to 2008 Collapse

We've all been apprised of the fact that these big banks are "too big to fail" and we all know no one is going to jail. $5.1 billion is a slap on the wrist and it's years since this even happened. Wonder how much they'll have to pay when it happens again?

Case in point: on the same day, Reuters is reporting that Wells Fargo has "admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages, as it formally reached a record $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit".

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Apr 11 11:58

Netanyahu: Israel has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria

Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, acknowledging for the first time such attacks against suspected arms transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.
Note: WHAT! Attacking a foreign country...against arms control act etc!!

Apr 11 11:39

The American Civil War returns to New Orleans 

Lawrence Davidson examines the lingering racism in the American South, as currently manifested in New Orleans, and calls for regulating racism and other hateful attitudes through the judicious use of public institutions that help shape attitudes over time.

Apr 11 11:28

Who is Voting for Trump and Why? Pew Research Council Explains

30 years of wage stagnation followed by one wealth-eviscerating asset bubble after another has drained the optimism from the collective American psyche. Most people now think things are going to get worse for themselves and their children. This pervasive pessimism shows up in other surveys as well, like this recent Gallup poll in which the sample-group was asked, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?”

You’d think that would be a slam-dunk for President Obama who never misses a chance to boast about his great economic recovery. But the fact is, 71 percent of the people said they were dissatisfied with the way things are going.

Apr 11 11:23

CAUGHT ON TAPE: U.S. PLANE ALLEGEDLY DROPS WEAPONS FOR ISIS MILITANTS IN IRAQ

One day after reporting that British military information services Janes, had found confirmation of several shipments amounting to 3,000 tons of weapons and ammo to Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels in a transport solicitation on the U.S. government website FedBizOps.gov, today Veterans Today goes deeper into the rabbit hole and reports that several Iraqi policemen claim to have seen US aircraft dropping weapons and munitions for ISIS terrorists in a region west of the Anbar province on Friday.

According to VT, in a video posted on Iraq’s al-Maaloomah news website on Sunday, the policemen are purportedly heard saying that the American plane had also jammed their communication devices in the Hadisah Island district.

"There is an American aircraft seen at four o’clock in the morning on Friday over the Hadisah Island district of the Anbar province, delivering weapons and munitions to ISIS criminals," one of the policemen says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would probably be asking the bookies in Vegas

1. What the odds were of a US military decap strike against Syria's Al-Assad, or

2. Further destabilization of Iraq to the point where Iraq's President al-Abadi would be begging for an unlimited number of US troops on the ground in Iraq to fend off ISIS, which of course, the US is continuing to fund, supply, and train.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against either, or both, scenarios.

However, if my hunch about Iraq is correct, I have to wonder; just how long will the Shiite cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr allow this to continue before "bringing the band back together", i.e., reuniting the Mahdi Army against American military assets to drive the US government out of Iraq?!?

Secondly, if the US is planning a decap strike on Damascus, how long will it take Moscow to respond?!? And what will they be willing to do to protect Al-Assad?!?

IF these questions occur to me, as an average American citizen, I am absolutely gobsmacked that those making these kinds of bone-headed decisions in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress appear to be pathologically incapable of thinking these scenarios through to their logical conclusions.

Apr 11 11:14

A New Way to Get Killed by Cops: Gun Company Makes Real Gun That Looks Just Like Nintendo’s “Duck Hunt” Gun

While people should theoretically be allowed to carry one, the reality is it just gives police a plausible reason to shoot someone for holding a harmless cell phone because now they can say it could be a gun.

As cool as everyone thinks these theme guns look, the reality is we simply do not live in a country where police use discernment. Just knowing these guns exist, cops will now have yet another justifiable reason to shoot and kill a kid walking around with a harmless "Duck Hunt" Nintendo gun, claiming "it could have been real".

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Apr 11 11:13

Millionaires Fearing Civil Unrest Are Fleeing Chicago by the Thousands

As time goes on the city of Chicago is rapidly turning into a crime infested hell hole, rife with poverty, debt, and racial tensions. The city is well on its way to joining the likes of Detroit, and there may be no escaping that eventuality. That’s why many of the city’s wealthy elites are getting the hell out of there.

The Chicago Tribune reports that roughly 3,000 millionaires have left the city over the past year alone, which amounts to about 2 percent of their wealthy population. This is the largest exodus of wealthy people in the United States, and one of the largest in the world.

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Apr 11 11:12

Asylum Seeker Threatens to Throw Infant At Greek Police Officer

Tempers flared on Thursday at the Greek Port of Piraeus, where asylum seekers were protesting a plan to send them to a recently built refugee camp, instead of letting them move on to Western Europe. One of the migrants was seen smashing up a car, before he decided on a more drastic course of action. He snatched a baby away from its mother, and held it above his head in a threatening gesture towards a Greek police officer.

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Apr 11 10:35

Israel to release young female Palestinian prisoner

“Prison is not a place for a small child,” said Abeer Baker, one of the girl’s lawyers. “If it was a Jewish girl, she wouldn’t stay in prison for even one hour because it is forbidden according to the Israeli law.”

Apr 11 10:25

COMMON CORE, K-12 SCHOOLING, & HOW TO TURN CHILDREN INTO REAL ESTATE

I recently spoke with Robin S. Eubanks, whose blog Invisible Serfs Collar is a massive data dump exploring the long-term social engineering goals behind the Common Core State Standards Initiative currently pushing K-12 schooling in the US. Eubanks links Common Core to the National Science Foundation and to behavioral sciences & social psychology research that goes back at least to the 1930s and the Fabian Society, the Ford Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Tavistock Institute, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. According to Eubanks, the education/indoctrination plan she is mapping has to do with removing “the transmission of knowledge” from the education process entirely & instead “incepting” emotional imagery into the unconscious.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core is an absolute disaster, because critical thinking is denied, and logic, and intelligent questioning, is suppressed.

If Mike and I had children, I would make sure that we lived in a state where home schooling was allowed, because I completely doubt the ability of public schools to turn kids into anything else but sniveling, compliant drones, just educated enough for whatever jobs were left in this country, and never questioning public policy in any depth.

Apr 11 10:10

WELLS FARGO JUST ADMITTED TO ROBBING US CITIZENS BY DECEIVING THE GOVT AND NO ONE WAS CHARGED

Top megabank, Wells Fargo & Co just admitted to defrauding the United States government for nearly an entire decade, which subsequently led to the housing market collapse, and no one is going to be punished.

On Friday, the largest US mortgage lender and third-largest US bank admitted to deceiving the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages.

According to the settlement, Wells Fargo “admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility” for having from 2001 to 2008 falsely certified that many of its home loans qualified for Federal Housing Administration insurance, reports Reuters.

Wells Fargo also admitted to having from 2002 to 2010 failed to file timely reports on several thousand loans that had material defects or were badly underwritten, a process that Kurt Lofrano, a former Wells Fargo vice president, was responsible for supervising.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jailing for criminal offences is only for the "little people" in this country; certainly not for members of major corporations which lavishly contribute to both parties!

Apr 11 09:22

El Salvador raids local office of Mossack Fonseca

On Friday, El Salvadorean authorities raided the local office of Mossack Fonseca, the global law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers.

Authorities seized documents and computer equipment in the office in the neighborhood of Colonia Escalon.

The attorney general said the Mossack Fonseca sign had been removed from the office a day earlier and quoted an employee as saying the firm was moving.

Apr 11 09:22

US CHRISTENS FIRST GHOST SHIP (AND THE DAWN OF THE ROBOTIC NAVY)

The Defense Department christened the Sea Hunter, a 132-foot robot ghost ship designed to seek out and track diesel-powered submarines across the ocean. The start of the test phase for the program on Thursday signals a new dawn for autonomous systems at sea, which, Pentagon officials say, will perform an ever-wider variety of jobs and could fundamentally change the way militaries operate on the water.

Apr 11 09:20

SNL Cold Open: Hillary Clinton Addresses Her Losing Streak

Saturday Night Live goes after Hillary.

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Apr 11 09:16

Obama Defends Hillary In Email Scandal: "There's Classified And There's Classified"

So there we have it. As far as national security concerns around Hillary's unsecured communications, don't be alarmed because there's classified, and then there's classified. As far as whether or not justice will be served if it is determined that Hillary broke the law, everyone can also rest assured that the outcome of the FBI’s investigation will be solely based on evidence, and nothing more – just as the process is supposed to work.

At this juncture, we're still trying to wrap our minds around what the difference between classified and classified is, but it's something Edward Snowden certainly wishes he knew about.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama dismisses the severity of the scandal, then tries to convince us that no pressure is being put on the FBI to halt the investigation.

Get the hip-waders out; the bovine excrement is hitting the flood stage!

Apr 11 09:11

PM Cameron received £200,000 in gifts from mom, potentially avoiding inheritance tax

Pressured over links to his late father’s offshore dealings, UK PM David Cameron has published statements on his personal finances. The disclosure reveals he received gifts totalling £200,000 from his mother, in what could be interpreted as an attempt to dodge inheritance tax.

Ian Cameron, the prime minister’s late father, is among those mentioned in the so-called Panama Papers, the massive leak of financial documents currently under investigation.

Critics have accused the PM of profiting from his father’s offshore dealings and failing to pay proper taxes. Facing growing criticism and street protests in front of his residence at 10 Downing Street, Cameron has now released statements in a move aimed at providing some transparency on the state of his finances.

Apr 11 09:06

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven

Panama was created by the United States for purely selfish commercial reasons, right on that historical hinge between the imminent demise of Britain as the great global empire, and the rise of the new American imperium.

The writer Ken Silverstein put it with estimable simplicity in an article for Vice magazine two years ago: “In 1903, the administration of Theodore Roosevelt created the country after bullying Colombia into handing over what was then the province of Panama. Roosevelt acted at the behest of various banking groups, among them JP Morgan & Co, which was appointed as the country’s ‘fiscal agent’ in charge of managing $10m in aid that the US had rushed down to the new nation.”

The reason, of course, was to gain access to, and control of, the canal across the Panamanian isthmus that would open in 1914 to connect the world’s two great oceans, and the commerce that sailed them.

Apr 11 08:42

Here are 1,202 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of.

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Apr 11 08:16

Wife of Retired GOP Congressman Outlines Complete Zionist Control of America

This is an astounding interview. Dr. Lorraine Day, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed orthopedic trauma surgeon and best-selling author, was for fifteen years on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine as Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics. She was also Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital and is recognized world-wide as an AIDS expert."
Mrs. Day is the wife of retired U.S. Congressman William E. Dannemeyer, a conservative Republican attorney from Southern California who represented California's 39th congressional district and served 14 years, from 1979 to 1993.

Apr 11 08:09

John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare

On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver found that a quarter of credit reports have a mistake in them, and 1 in 20 have serious errors — including cases of mistaken identity.

Consumers have in some cases had to fight for years to prove they’re NOT another person (or in some cases, that they’re not dead); and all the while, these errors can make it difficult to buy a car or a home, get a job or even rent an apartment.

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Apr 11 07:59

The man in charge of probing the Panama tax dodging scandal was a partner at the law firm that acted for offshore firms... including the one set up by David Cameron's father

The man in charge of overseeing the UK Government's inquiry into the Panama Papers was a partner at a law firm that acted for the offshore fund set up by David Cameron's stockbroker father, it emerged this morning.

Edward Troup, executive chairman of HMRC, was a partner at Simmons & Simmons, which represented Ian Cameron's Blairmore Holdings and other offshore firms named in the leak.

HMRC has been given a lead role in the £10million taskforce launched to investigate allegations of wrongdoing highlighted in the 11.5million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, we can expect this new inquiry to be as quickly forthcoming as the Chilcot Inquiry or the inquiry into high-level pedophilia among British politicians!

Apr 11 07:54

NYPD Cop Who Shot Man In The Head Didn’t Use Excessive Force – Jury

A Manhattan jury has cleared a New York Police Department sergeant from accusations that he used excessive force when he shot an emotionally disturbed, knife-wielding man in the head – after he was already shot at 4 times.

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Apr 11 07:42

Taiwan-born US Navy officer to stand trial for ‘espionage & prostitution’

The Taiwan native stands accused of transferring confidential information to representatives of a foreign government “with intent or reason to believe it to be used to the advantage of a foreign nation,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And everyone knows you have to be a candidate for President to be allowed to get away with that kind of thing!!!!!!

Apr 11 07:40

Indiana State Trooper Is Fired for Proselytizing During Traffic Stops

An Indiana state trooper has been fired after drivers complained that he gave them more than tickets and a lecture about road rules after pulling them over — he also shared a little religion on the roadside, in one case asking a woman if she had “accepted Jesus Christ as her savior.”
The State Police said on Friday that the trooper, Brian L. Hamilton, a 14-year veteran, was let go on Thursday for repeatedly proselytizing and for handing out a religious pamphlet during traffic stops.

The State Police superintendent, Douglas G. Carter, said in a statement, “While I respect Mr. Hamilton’s religious views, I am also charged to respect every citizen’s rights, and the best way forward for the citizens of Indiana, and for Mr. Hamilton, was to end his employment as a state police officer.”

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Apr 11 06:07

THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA: CONSEQUENCES, CAUSES, AND REMEDIES (4b of 5)x

*hyperlinks live at source*

PART 4.3 – 4.4: AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE TRADITION: IDEAS, POLICIES, METHODS, PROGRAMS (this article)

Methods [4.3]

From the outset the populists, and the progressives after them, already “alert” (as Eisenhower puts it) from the early 1870s due to the increasingly dire economic consequences for most Americans of the concentration and extension of oligarchic power, realized that in order to become “knowledgeable” and to awaken the “citizenry” at large for common action in support of effective legislative remedies, they would need to inform and educate themselves. The manipulation of the newspapers and other organs of “public” discussion by vested interests made this obvious from the start, partly because until the 1890s there was still a flourishing regional and small town journalism voicing a wide variety of local views and ready to expose salient facts concealed or distorted in the “kept press.”

Apr 11 05:52

Medical Dr. Lorraine Day, Wife of Retired GOP Congressman: Astounding Interview on AIDS, Cancer, Big Pharma, & Zionist Control of America

John Friend of The Realist Report recently interviewed Dr. Lorraine Day in an absolutely astounding, no-holds-barred must-hear interview. This gutsy woman is really something else.

Apr 11 05:32

ATF now spying on Phoenix residents using equipment mounted on utility-owned power poles

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives admitted Thursday that a box mounted on a Salt River Project power pole near 21st Ave and Glendale was in fact part of a massive surveillance, data collecting, operation which officials refused to give details.

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