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Feb 10 14:58 Petition Calling for Obama to Be Tried for War Crimes Gets 5,000 Signatures in Two Days

You think they just haven't noticed this one yet?

A new petition just up since Feb. 8th calls for the president to be tried for war crimes.

While we all know that these White House petitions are about as useless as a roll of wet toilet paper, still, it’s funny to see people use it against the president whose staff came up with it to make a point.

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Feb 10 14:53

Bernie’s Real Bro Highlights Crucial Populist Rise of Sanders and Corbyn

In reality, there’s only one “Bernie Bro.” And his name is Larry.

And Larry Sanders, the 80-year-old elder brother of the U.S. presidential candidate who just won a practically unprecedented victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, says that what his younger sibling is now achieving in the U.S. is part of a much larger global phenomenon that is also playing out in his home country, the UK.

Feb 10 14:47

Argentine And Brazilian Doctors Name Larvicide As Potential Cause Of Microcephaly

Are the Zika virus – and GM mosquitoes – being wrongly blamed? A report from the Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns,[1] challenges the theory that the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil is the cause of the increase in the birth defect microcephaly among newborns. The increase in this birth…

Feb 10 14:38

Jason Patrick, Indicted Oregon Protester Was Named National Hero By Fox News In 2014

Just over two years ago, on January 30, 2014, FOX News declared Jason Patrick a hero for rescuing several people who were trapped in their vehicles, including a pregnant woman, from a dangerous storm.

Feb 10 14:27

The Kochs Are Ghostwriting the United States’ Story

Gather round for the word of the day: metanarrative. Definitions vary but let’s say it’s one big narrative that connects the meaning of events to a belief thought to be an essential truth, the storytelling equivalent of the unified field theory in physics.

Feb 10 14:13

UK deports child refugees to war zones

New figures reveal that Britain has returned more than 2,700 young asylum seekers to war-torn countries in the Middle East over the past nine years.

Feb 10 14:12

Tried for a sex crime... because I brushed past a film star in rush-hour

Their paths crossed for precisely half a second during the evening rush hour at Waterloo Station.

Mark Pearson, a 51-year-old artist, was on his way home from work, weaving through a thick tide of London commuters.

Walking towards him across the concourse came an award-winning star of film, TV, theatre and radio. She had just been to a yoga class and was heading to a rehearsal. Neither knew the other.

What happened next – or rather what didn’t happen – would cast Mr Pearson into what he calls a year-long ‘Kafkaesque nightmare’ from which he has only just escaped, and for which he squarely blames the Crown Prosecution Service.

Feb 10 14:00

US warning about terrorism is to justify funding military industrial complex: Analyst

The latest warning by the top US intelligence official about Daesh (ISIL) inspired extremists threatening the United States is a deceptive scheme to exaggerate the threats facing the US and continue funding the military and intelligence budget, a former American intelligence linguist says.

Feb 10 13:49

How Campaign Contributions Shape Candidates

Journalist Doug Henwood responds to the claim that Hillary Clinton is not influenced by big donors.

Feb 10 13:47

Dave Kranzler Says Deutsch Bank Is A Goner

Feb 10 13:38

Australian establishment condemns government’s retreat over increased consumption tax

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pulled back over the weekend from any move by his Liberal-National Party Coalition government to raise the rate of Australia’s consumption-based Goods and Services Tax (GST). Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Insiders” current affairs program on Sunday that, despite various big business “reform” summits and government-sponsored tax reviews calling for a GST increase, he remained “to be convinced or to be persuaded.”

Feb 10 13:36

Extreme (Police) Chutzpah

suing your victim's estate for emotional distress after you kill him

Feb 10 13:31

Broken Promises: Smaller Middle Class Has Less Room for Families

After Gabriel Cardenas graduated from high school, he seemed on track to join America’s middle class. He worked at Google in Silicon Valley, enrolled in classes at San Jose’s Evergreen Valley College and took a second job.

Feb 10 13:28


Feb 10 13:24


Ask anyone who has decided not to vote in the upcoming elections why they have chosen to disengage and the answer usually boils down to the belief that our votes don’t matter. After the popular vote was won by Al Gore in the 2000 election, and George W. Bush was nonetheless appointed to the presidency, many came to see the democratic voting process as more symbolic than anything. The powerful, many have concluded, will determine the outcome of the election, based on two candidates that they find acceptable for us to select. If another should win instead, some strange technicalities will give things to whoever mostly closely reinforces the establishment.

Feb 10 13:21

British junior doctors strike over pay

Junior doctors in England have taken part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions halting nearly 3,000 operations.