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Dec 01 12:26

The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The media influencing operation targeting Russia appears to be an outgrowth of the US State Department’s Counter-Information Team of the Bureau of International Information Programs. The team, established under the George W. Bush administration, was a resurrection of the Cold War-era US Information Agency’s (USIA) Bureau of Information, which was designed to counter «Soviet» disinformation. The truth of the matter was that many of the news reports from TASS, Radio Moscow, and Novosti, branded as «Soviet disinformation» by USIA, were, in fact, truthful reports on CIA covert operations, including political assassinations, biological warfare, and weapons and narcotics smuggling. Today, the media mouthpieces for the CIA and Soros replace Soviet-era media outlets as their main targets for derision with RT television and Sputnik News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WRH made that list, and that made Mike and me very proud!!

What is that old war-time line, "If you're catching flack, you're over the target", and this site has been catching flack for over 20 years now!! :-)

Dec 01 11:55

In Yemen’s war, trapped families ask: Which child should we save?

The family of Osama Hassan faced a wrenching choice as his tiny body wasted away. Should they use the little money they had, in a time of war, to take the 2-year-old to a hospital? Or should they buy food to feed their other children?

His family chose food.

Outside their hut, Ahmed Sadek grimly observed his frail grandson, who was lying on a wooden cot and staring blankly at the gray sky. His hair was sparse, his teeth decayed, his arms sticklike. He could no longer walk on his spindly legs.

With every raspy breath, Osama’s ribs protruded through his dry skin.

“There’s nothing we can do for him,” Sadek said. “I know he’s going to die.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at that dying kid, held by his grandfather.

And isn't it comforting to know that the US government has been complicit in this kid's death, by militarily enabling the Saudi military, which has blockaded Yemen's ports, and prevents food from getting to desperately poor families like this, in their war against Yemen?!?

In President Obama's world, the death of children through starvation is perfectly acceptable, if the Saudis are ultimately able to grind the Houthi rebels into a pulp, and restore the presidency of Al-Hadi.

They're just "collateral damage"; not human beings, entitled to care, food, the tenderness of a loving family, and the opportunity to grow up to fulfill their destinies.

THIS ... is what President Obama's enabling of the Saudi military has created in Yemen; I am absolutely certain that, as a father himself, he will be absolutely delighted with this images:

Images of starving Yemeni child reduced to bone surfaces on social media

These images are not photoshopped: they are real testaments to the horrific nature of the US-enabled/Saudi fought war on Yemen.

I would like to politely remind both President and the House of Saud that collective punishment is a war crime; and one of the most barbaric collective punishments which can possibly be inflicted upon a people is the death of their infants, through certain and slow starvation because food is just not available.

In both the Bush and Obama administrations, there should have been a plaque behind their desks, boldly proclaiming: The United States of America; a proud partner in war crimes!!"

I am hoping - and praying - that President Elect Trump will be working in both a moral, and trade-friendly way to avoid this happening to our country, under his watch.

Dec 01 11:24

Haaretz Journalist Questioned by Police Over Phone Calls to Lawmaker

Police apparently searched the telephone of Haaretz writer Nir Gontarz and questioned him for more than two hours on suspicion he had harassed lawmaker Yael German (Yesh Atid) with repeated phone calls. The police apparently hacked the reporter's phone to check his conversations.
“The questioning was supervised by Maj. Gen. Meni Yitzhak, the head of the investigations and intelligence branch, as regulations require,” police spokesman Merav Lapidot said. According to the attorney-general’s guidelines for summoning and searching a journalist, the head of the investigations branch must approve the summons.

“I was sure this was some kind of serial stalker; it was a blocked number,” said German, who was surprised to hear that a journalist was questioned in the matter. “I don’t answer blocked numbers; if someone wants to reach me let them send a text message. I filed a complaint with the Knesset sergeant-at-arms two weeks ago. It’s been a while since I’ve even wondered who it was.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the Israeli government is doing this to a journalist of record for Ha'aretz, you can bet your sweet bippy that they are doing this to every other journalist in print, online, and broadcasting, in Israel.

Dec 01 11:24

Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams the Snoopers' Charter as a 'security nightmare'

WORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDER Sir Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the "undemocratic" Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill), which this week received royal assent and will soon become law.

The IP Bill, better known as the Snoopers' Charter, was waved through by the Queen on Tuesday, which means that the government's sweeping surveillance rules will now pass into law in 2017.

The Bill, described by Edward Snowden as "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy", will require ISPs to store comprehensive records of websites visited and phone numbers called for 12 months, and to enable police, security services and multiple other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions and the Food Standards Agency, to access those records on demand.

Dec 01 11:13

Sens. Graham, McCain Unveil Plan to Weaken Saudi 9/11 Bill

While the Saudis lobbied heavily against the bill, and threatened to collapse the US economy over it, it passed easily earlier this year, though even back then Republican leadership was openly talking about gutting the bill after the November election. The election’s gone, and if the “fix” has its way, so are the lawsuits

That’s because the “fix” requires plaintiffs to prove the Saudis “knew” and were “directly” financing the terrorist organization itself. Since the 9/11 Report’s 28 pages show the funding was all done through a convoluted route, it would effectively end any chance of legal repercussions for the Saudis.

Which of course is the point, though Graham insists that what he’s really concerned about is that the existing bill which allows lawsuits over stuff the Saudis actually did, might also open the US up to lawsuits over the many, many things they’ve done.

Dec 01 10:59

Trump Ponders Petraeus for Senior Job

The news that President-elect Donald Trump called in disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus for a job interview as possible Secretary of State tests whether Trump’s experience in hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” honed his skills for spotting an incompetent phony or not.

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

In 2007, Adm. William Fallon, commander of CENTCOM with four decades of active-duty experience behind him, quickly took the measure of Petraeus, who was one of his subordinates while implementing a “surge” of over 30,000 U.S. troops into Iraq.

Dec 01 10:42

Is Steve Mnuchin Just Another Wall Street Banker?

After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump has announced Steve Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury Secretary.

Though Mnuchin himself has said little, his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump’s populist campaign. Mnuchin, like his father before him, was a partner at Goldman Sachs before joining the world of hedge funds, including working as a portfolio manager for George Soros.

There are some troubling signs that Mnuchin is unlikely to “drain the swamp” connecting Wall Street to the beltway.

For example, during interviews following the official announcement, he was quick to praise Janet Yellen as having done a “good job,” after Trump spent much of his campaign criticizing the sitting Fed Chairman. He also entertained the idea of following the lead of other countries in possibly issuing 50–100 year bonds government bonds

Dec 01 09:20

Thousands Of Veterans To Form ‘Human Shield’ For Dakota Protestors

Thousands of veterans are planning to form a human shield around the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protect protestors from police brutality.

Up to 2,000 veterans are expected in North Dakota amid violent clashes between protestors and militarised cops over the construction of an oil pipeline.

The nonviolent intervention by the veterans aims to protect the brave protestors from “assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force”.

Nationalpost.com reports:

The veterans’ plan coincides with an announcement Tuesday by law enforcement officials that they may impose fines to block supplies from entering the main protest camp after a mandatory evacuation order from the governor. Officials had warned earlier of a physical blockade, but they later backed away from that, Reuters said. Protesters have vowed to stay put.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all protestors in this situation: please be careful out there, and stay non-violent. Make sure that all actions, by you, and by the police, are consistently documented on camera, using several cameras,if at all possible.

There is absolutely no telling to what depths of butchery these militarized police have been ordered to sink, courtesy of their corporate masters.

Dec 01 09:13

MODI'S BANK TRANSACTION TAX MAY LEAD TO LARGER CONFLICTS

It now turns out that Modis extremism in not confined to the nationalist bend but includes some crazy economic ideas.

Modi decided to demonetize the country from one day to another. Every bank note valued at over US$7 was taken out of circulation. The rather crazy idea behind this is to move all monetary transactions to some electronic money systems and to then tax each and every transaction. All other kind of taxes would be abolished.

Only a lunatic without any knowledge of actual economic issues can support such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With India and Pakistan on the brink of war over the issue of Kashmir, one would think this might not be the best time to introduce such a draconian change in the way India's economy works.

Potential war with Pakistan, coupled with massive riots over the change in the economic system at home?!?

It is painfully apparent that a number of people in Modi's cabinet suffer from an almost pathological inability to think multiple, concurrent scenarios all the way through to their logical conclusions.

Dec 01 09:03

US JUDGES CAN NOW SIGN GLOBAL HACKING WARRANTS

On Thursday, changes to the rules around US search warrants came into effect, meaning that magistrate judges can now authorize the hacking of computers outside of their own district.

Legal experts have described the move as the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI's inception, an agency that has already embarked on international hacking operations. The Department of Justice, meanwhile, has defended the changes, arguing they are crucial for policing crime in an age of anonymization technology such as Tor.

The move centers around Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which regulates when and under what particular circumstances judges can issues warrants for searches and seizures, including remote searches of suspects’ computers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is, the really bad guys have already encrypted their systems to the point that whatever wizbang software is available to these judges is so far behind the times, that locating real criminals will be difficult, if not impossible, even though magistrate judges now have the power to do so.

Dec 01 08:40

The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible

You have to hand it to the regressive left, when they conjure propaganda they really know how to run with it. When their indoctrination doesn’t take, and the public stops them cold with a wall of skepticism, they don’t give up! No — the little buggers double down and go for broke!

I would point out, however, that this seemingly boundless drive to forsake all logic and reason in the name of ideology is not due to these people being special in their ambition. Rather, they are following a somewhat successful historic model; the model of communism. And by successful, I mean successfully destructive.

Dec 01 08:39

German intel agency gets €150mn to crack encryption of WhatsApp, other messaging services – reports

Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) wants to hack its way around encryption used by instant messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram, and has just been given €150 million ($160 million) to do so.

The BND has developed the Reconnaissance of Non-Standardized Communication in Internet project (ANISKI) to tackle encryption.

It aims to crack encryption methods used by popular messaging services as, at present, the BND can only access information sent in “less than 10” of the 70 popular communication services.

Dec 01 08:23

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Dec 01 07:32

The Real Reasons Why Another American Civil War Is Possible


What leftists do not know is that they have always been useful idiots for the global elites, and, they will be thrown in the garbage once the elites are finished with them. I hope that every leftist could watch the following interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he examines the process by which free nations are brought to chaos by the elites through the exploitation of the regressive left in order to establish a totalitarian system.

I leave you with this thought — civil war is unavoidable. The left is too crazy, and the right has now been given the weapon of government too enticing to overlook. Consider for a moment which “faction” in the world benefits most from this arrangement and then you will understand that the left is ultimately a distraction from the greater enemy. Remove the globalists from the picture, and the left will sort itself out.

Nov 30 19:30

One Year Ago Today, Cops Who Killed Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis Were Outed On WRH!

After two deputies slaughtered 62-year-old Idaho Rancher Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, the sheriff and corporate media had refused to name Jack's killers because they were allegedly "afraid for the deputie's safety." This wasn't right, so with the help of some locals, I published their identies. Mike Rivero 'front-paged' the story at WhatReallyHappened.com and within hours the expose had gone mega-viral and the TV news and newspapers, who already knew damn well who the killers were but were too GUTLESS to publish it, were forced to follow suit. Zollman held a press conference that evening with his tail between his legs and a 180 degree coincidental change of heart, and he was (forced) to name KILLERS BRIAN WOOD AND CODY ROLAND, since at that point the whole world knew. This was a great day for the independent media and for 'Justice for Jack.'

Nov 30 10:43

A Few Notes On Trump's Pick Of Swamp-Dweller Neocon "Elaine Chao" As Head Of Dept. Of Transportation, From A Real (Non-PC) Trucker

Elaine Chao, Bush crony & Mitch McConnell's wife!?! I have some comments on this, as a trucker, business owner and someone who is literally affected by all the absurd edicts of the DOT every day. If you"re politically-correct or easily offended, I'm warning you, leave now. By the way I have also reported extensively on Obama's disastrous DOT and the horrible clueless dingbat woman he had running the place, Anne Ferro. if you dare to learn a real recent example of how all these convoluted DOT rules affect the lives & business of truckers, enter here.

Nov 30 09:50

THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

Democrats are furious that Americans rejected their criminal, unethical, boring and fainting far left candidate.

And they are OUTRAGED that they do not control the flow of information anymore thanks to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and talk radio.

So rather than win on ideas they have decided to purge the conservative websites from the marketplace of ideas.

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Nov 30 08:49

Dear President Putin

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Don’t let the Atlanticist Integrationists convince you that my exposure as a Russian agent is just a CIA ruse to plant an agent on you. My criticism of Washington’s policy of raising tensions between nuclear powers and support of your policy of reducing tensions is not spy cover. I really do prefer that the world not be blown up in thermo-nuclear war. This is a suspect view in the US, but I hope it is an acceptable one in Russia.

Looking forward to that passport.

Paul Craig Roberts

Webmaster addition: Me too! :)

Nov 30 07:40

Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chao served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush’s presidency. She’s also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Nov 30 07:23

State Senator Wants to Charge Protesters as ‘Economic Terrorists’

Last week, Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen announced plans to propose a bill in January that would criminalize certain protests as “economic terrorism,” to be punishable as a Class C Felony.

The proposed bill would penalize protesters who engage in “unlawful disruption of transportation and commerce,” and if passed, those found in violation of the law could face punishment of up to five years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

The proposed bill would also go after organizations and funders backing the protests by forcing them to pay restitution at a rate of three times the calculated amount of damage. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Ericksen specifically named philanthropists George Soros and Tom Steyer, as well as the Sierra Club organization, as intended targets of the legislation.

Nov 30 06:43

Bait & Switch- Fake News, PropOrNot, the Real Inform & Influence Operation

A few days before the 2016 election I contacted several publishers and told them they were on a list to be dealt with/ taken down after what was supposed to be a Clinton victory. This effort was against news sites and websites that spoke or wrote against current US policies that Clinton supported. As I was writing this Glen Greenwald’s great article came out specifically about PropOrNot. That plays a small part in this.

Journalists that said or wrote anything damaging to the Clinton campaign or supported her opponents in any way were targeted. News sites and journalists that failed to criticize Vladimir Putin, or worse; they were sympathetic of this or that Russian or Syria policy at any time are on the lists.

Nov 30 06:20

‘Sniffers & taps on journalists’: WikiLeaks publishes emails as whistleblower Brown is paroled

In a July 2010 email exchange, HBGary executive Greg Hoglund proposed “sniffing” operations in Russia, targeting cell phone operators Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Vimpelcom.

“NSA has all the collection resources you could imagine, CIA likewise has operatives coming out the wazooo. What they don't have is an ability to manage complex campaigns,” Hoglund wrote.

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr built upon the proposal by discussing the plan to infiltrate governments and groups using social media, by setting up fake “personas.”

“I will create a few personas for the executive members of the company so there can be some email traffic. You will at some point be able to use this guys [sic] accounts as compromised,” Barr wrote.

Nov 30 06:15

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

A new rule is set to go into effect on Dec. 1 letting the FBI get permission from a judge in a single jurisdiction to hack into multiple computers whose locations aren’t known.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the deceptive headline. The rule goes into effect December 1, yet Trump gets the blame!

Nov 29 23:21

Media Attempts To Normalize#PizzaGate Pedophilia With #SexyDisney Trend on Twitter

As #PizzaGate continues to be buried on corporate social network trends #SexyDisney emerges as an attempt to normalize thoughts of pedophilia

Nov 29 21:38

Could Britain LOSE Brexit? Legal expert says Supreme Court case could rule AGAINST Gov

THE Government could lose its legal bid to be allowed to trigger Brexit talks with Brussels without MPs' backing by a thumping 11 to nil, a legal expert predicted today.

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Michael Zander QC, Professor Emeritus of Law at the London School of Economics, told legal magazine Counsel: "I would be surprised if the Attorney General and his team of supporting QCs and other lawyers have given ministers reason to hope that there was any great hope of the (High Court's) unanimous and very strong decision being reversed.

"In my view, the Government could be looking at losing 11-0."

So the demands of 17 million UK citizens can be overruled by 11 "important" people?

Nov 29 18:43

Boston Police Department plans to buy $1.4m social media spying tool

The Boston Police Department plans to buy a $1.4 million social media surveillance tool capable of building out complex associational profiles of users, tracking posts by location, performing ‘sentiment’ analysis, and much, much more. A detailed description of what the department is looking for is laid out in an 88-page request for proposals dated October 2016. Bids for the contract were due at the end of that month, and the department is apparently going to make a decision about which company to hire on or around December 5.

Nov 29 17:10

Intel Officer Plotting With ISIS To Blow Up Intel Headquarters Arrested In Germany

Germany has arrested an intelligence officer which infiltrated the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BvF) on behalf of ISIS after he was outed for leaking classified information to the terrorist group in a plot to blow up the office’s headquarters.

Nov 29 15:00

GET READY: IRS PUTS CROSSHAIRS ON EVERY AMERICAN WITHOUT OBAMACARE

Nov 29 13:52

Washington Post Cries Out Loud: 'Donald Trump Weaponizes Conspiracy Theories!'

Look at the media (in this case the leftist Washington Post) crying like little babies over supposed conspiracy theories:

Nov 29 12:29

Law Enforcement Are Blocking Supplies From Entering Standing Rock Camp

Supplies like food and building materials will be blocked from entering the main camp due to an “emergency evacuation” order signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple.

Nov 29 12:26

HOW FAKE NEWS SPREADS — CORPORATE MEDIA SPREAD STORY OF ‘ACTIVE SHOOTER’ DURING A KNIFE ATTACK

For all the noise out of the mainstream corporate media about “fake news,” it didn’t take long for a mass knife attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning to morph into widespread reporting of an “active shooter.”

This phenomenon highlights exactly how the “fog of war,” and rush to be the first to report on a story, can result in a story being reported fallaciously. Of course, the narrative sold by the mainstream is that alternative media is unreliable, and thus, corporate media must be relied upon as the standard bearers of “truthful and legitimate” information.

Obviously, this type of wildfire reporting of false information across the whole of mainstream media calls into question the veracity of the reporting and fact checking done by these mainstream outlets that are so quick to call independent news “fake.”

See how that works?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

...And THESE are the folks we are supposed to believe, when they absolutely, incontrovertibly, have their "facts" wrong?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, but perfectly predictable from the people who swore to you that "Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction!"

Nov 29 12:15

OBAMA’S LEGACY: OBAMACARE FAILURE, DRONE POLICY FAILURE, GUANTANAMO FAILURE, NSA SPYING FAILURE

Gallup’s Daily Obama Approval Rating poll shows Americans view president Obama consistently higher now than at any time since 2009.

His popularity is more of a reflection on Obama being a likable person, than having likable policies. It’s also a reflection on the extreme unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Likable or not, Obama’s legacy will be one of complete failure. Vox reports The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble.

Vox missed some things, lots of things actually, but the headline is accurate enough.

Everything Obama stood for is about to be undone, except perhaps his drone policy which was a miserable failure and should be undone.

Obamacare Failure
Drone Policy Failure
Trade policy Failure
Libya Failure
NSA Spying Failure
Guantanamo Failure
Russia Failure

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Shedlock left off two very important failures of the Obama "legacy"; his failure to stop the war in Afghanistan, and his failure to prevent the absolute crash of the of the middle class, courtesy of intense offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs.

In President Obama's mind, this is what his America looks like: moneyed, connected, and elite:

What Obama thinks America looks like

Unfortunately, for way too many Americans, living under his watch as President, this is what their America looks like:

Tent Cities Continue to Grow in California

As reported by Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com in September of this year:

"Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day. And it isn’t just adults that we are talking about. It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in a homeless shelter or in some other form of emergency housing at some point last year. Yes, the stock market may have been experiencing a temporary boom for the last couple of years, but for those on the low end of the economic scale things have just continued to deteriorate."

I am cautiously optimistic that President Elect Trump will be more of a President for ALL the American people; not just the moneyed; the elite; and the connected.

But only time will tell.

Nov 29 11:58

COPS AND CITIZENS WILL BE FORCED TO BUY 'SMART GUNS'

Three private companies, Armatix Smart System, iGun Technology and Kodiak Intelligun have recentlyy developed "smart gun" technology using RFID sensors and biometric sensors.

So why would the feds, spend two decades and millions of dollars trying to develop "smart guns"?

The answer is both disturbing and predictable.

A National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report, noted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has used $12.6 million in taxpayer money to develop 'smart gun' technology. Most of the funding—approximately $11.1 million—was provided by NIJ itself and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Fyi, the Feds have been working on 'smart gun' technology for over two decades (see page 5).

DHS is behind 'smart gun' technology

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about 'smart guns' is finding out who's behind it. According to page 12 of the report, DHS and the DOJ have already determined what 'smart gun' requirements will be used.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such requirements will leave law-abiding, gun-safety conscious citizens defenseless.

But then again, that's the plan.

The city of Chicago is an alleged "gun free zone"; and yet, as reported at www.dnainfo.com on 30 September, 2016:

With September nearly over and three months still left in the year, Chicago has had more than 3,100 shooting victims — 300 more than the number of people shot in all of 2015. There have been 2,588 shooting incidents so far this year resulting in 3,173 people being shot, according to data compiled by DNAinfo from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police. There were 2,327 incidents and 2,843 people shot in all of last year.

The bottom line is, and particularly if you live in a very violent, crowded city, like Chicago, the police cannot protect you: that is simple fact.

So what can the state and Federal governments actually do to turn this around?!?

1. Give all kids a first class education, preparing them for jobs that WILL exist into the 21st century. And forget manual labor; very shortly, robots will be doing most of that. Make sure that they can all speak a standard English before they can graduate from high school.

2. Bring back meaningful jobs, with decent wages, to the inner cities. Crime is born, many times, from desperation, and that desperation has to be addressed.

3. Legalize drugs, to take the profit motive out of it. The war on drugs has been an abject, complete, and highly costly, failure.

When there is no financial incentive for getting people hooked, that market place will implode, and the gangs will have to figure out something else to peddle (hey, how about organic, non-gmo food?!?)

Nov 29 11:39

WATER PROTECTOR HIT IN EYE BY TEAR GAS GRENADE AND OTHERS INJURED SUE POLICE

Virginia Dundon, a member of the Navajo Nation and a part of a water protectors’ camp resisting the Dakota Access pipeline since September 11, may never be able to see out of her right eye again. She was hit by a tear gas canister on November 20, when police attacked hundreds of water protectors on Backwater Bridge.

In response to the brutality she suffered, Dundon, along with other water protectors, have filed a lawsuit against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies responsible for “excessive force” used against water protectors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's see...throwing a tear gas directly at someone's eye; shooting someone in the back with a rubber bullet; creating hypothermia so intense that feeling in the victim's hand was lost; shooting someone directly in the vagina with a tear gas grenade: and this was all considered "normal and reasonable" by the Morton County Police?!?

Hitler's Josef Mengele would have LOVED these guys!! They obviously thought they had the right to use torture here, with all the modern accoutrements, when protesters are seriously getting in the way of money to be made!

Nov 29 11:31

Facebook Employees Are Quitting Because Users Are Being Censored

The war on “fake news” embarked upon by Facebook, Google, and Twitter may be earning the media goliaths brownie points with establishment politicos, but users — and even employees — aren’t feeling as enthusiastic.

In the midst of backlash over the stunning victory of President-elect Donald Trump, which some people attribute to the preponderance of apocryphal headlines disseminated by Internet search engines and social media platforms, the companies are tweaking their algorithms in order to target specifically blacklisted sites, many of which happen to be alternative media sites that question the political and media establishment. Many of the sites are also financially dependent on ad revenue earned by organic and referral traffic directed by Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Now, it appears Facebook’s new algorithmic censorship practices are causing some of its employees to quit.

Nov 29 11:25

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdo?an

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdo?an said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the president said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I nearly fell out of my chair, upon reading this, and thought, "Is this some horrific mistranslation?!? Has this guy utterly lost his reality licence?!?

But I googled the headline, and this came up in over 5 different times, in 5 different, credible resources, and yes, the headline is absolutely correct; Turkey has just declared war on the government of Syria.

There is however, a slightly different "spin" on this, courtesy of Russia Today (rt.com) In its coverage it added the following caveat: "However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border."

Putin will not let a decap strike against Al-Assad happen.

So what's Erdogan's plan to avoid military conflict with the Russians, if regime change in Damascus is really his goal here?!?

Has President Obama, and NATO's Secretary General Stoltenberg given Erdogan some kind of covert promises to come in and assist, if the going gets rough against the Russian military (which it will)?!?

IF the answer to that question is in the affirmative, then the US government is on it's way to war with Russia and World War III even before Donald Trump gets to take the Oath of Office.

And what are the corporate presstitutes saying about this right now?!?

Absoflippinglutely NOTHING; zero, nada, zip.

Nov 29 10:48

Could May do THIS to BRITAIN? Public REJECTED EU in vote – but ministers decided to STAY

ALMOST 12 years ago 10 countries in the European Union decided they would allow the public to go to the ballot box to decide whether they would support the EU constitution.

But after France and the Netherlands voted overwhelmingly to remove themselves from the bloc's constitution, six other countries cancelled their referendums.

Now as pressure is on Theresa May to exercise a smooth exit for Britain to leave the EU, legal battles within the country are making a swift Brexit look increasingly unlikely.

It can be revealed that politicians in both France and the Netherlands simply ignored the will of their people after they overwhelmingly rejected Brussels.

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Nov 29 09:58

THE CORPORATE MEDIA'S GULAG OF THE MIND

One of the most remarkable ironies of The Washington Post's recent evidence-free fabrication of purported "Russian propaganda" websites (including this site) is how closely it mimics the worst excesses of the USSR's Stalinist era.

Those unfamiliar with the Stalinist era's excesses will benefit from reading Solzhenitsyn's three-volume masterpiece The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, The Gulag Archipelago 2 and Gulag Archipelago 3.

One episode is especially relevant to the totalitarian tactics of The Washington Post's evidence-free accusation. Solzhenitsyn tells the story of one poor fellow who made the mistake of recounting a dream he'd had the previous night to his co-workers.

In his dream, Stalin had come to some harm. In Solzhenitsyn's account, the fellow was remorseful about the dream.

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When it comes to corporate media, I am anti-lie, particularly regarding those lies, either printed, spoken, or on my computer screen, created with the intent of selling me wars, which have absolutely nothing to do with protecting my country, but everything to do with enhancing private corporate profit.

In fact, the leadership of every single outlet which declared, without doing anything remotely related to fact checking, that Saddam Hussein had "weapons of mass destruction", should be charged as an accessory to the genocide of the Iraqi people, tried, and convicted, and do hard jail time for this.

I know that will only happen when pigs fly, so my brothers and sisters who are all part of the independent media, I say; hang in there.

Don't let this panicked smear job throw you off course for one second, because it demonstrates that the whorespondents and presstitutes can no longer shape the agenda: we do!!

Nov 29 09:17

‘Fake news comes from our own govt’ – Ron Paul

Nov 29 09:15

The FT Asks "Is This The Elites' "Marie Antoinette" Moment?"

Some revolutions could have been avoided if the old guard had only refrained from provocation. There is no proof of a “let them eat cake” incident. But this is the kind of thing Marie Antoinette could have said. It rings true. The Bourbons were hard to beat as the quintessential out-of-touch establishment.

They have competition now.

Our global liberal democratic establishment is behaving in much the same way. At a time when Britain has voted to leave the EU, when Donald Trump has been elected US president, and Marine Le Pen is marching towards the Elysée Palace, we — the gatekeepers of the global liberal order — keep on doubling down.

Nov 29 07:30

Trump, H. Clinton, Bush Sr., Obama Skype with ‘Black Hat handler’: ‘recount’ ‘election’ to Clinton? False flag ‘civil war’ to censor ‘fake news’ media? Russia in the cross-hairs of WW3?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

This satire is based on the following objective and independently verifiable facts that point to hidden king-makers:

When Americans are told an election is defined by touching a computer screen without a countable receipt that can be verified, they are being told a criminal lie to allow election fraud. This is self-evident, but Princeton, Stanford, and the President of the American Statistical Association are among the leaders pointing to the obvious (and here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here). Again, no professional would/can argue an election is legitimate when there is nothing for anyone to count.

American’s trust for reliable information from Corporate Media steadily declines, with recent “news” that independent media (such as you’re reading here) is “fake news” in service to Russia.

Nov 29 07:09

Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

Andrew Breitbart is making news even in death.

Social media speculation of a sex-trafficking ring in the nation’s capital has burned up social media sites for weeks. Complicating matters is Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s decision not to comment on anything WikiLeaks-related for months.

Nov 28 18:31

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 28 13:55

'Fake News' is a contrivance of the fakestream media that has completely lost control of every narrative... and now they're panicking

There is a saying often misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi that goes, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

This quote, which most likely was derived from a speech given by union leader Nicholas Klein in 1914, perfectly sums up the current state of relations between the so-called 'mainstream media' and alternative media.

Nov 28 13:45

European president Jean-Claude Juncker pleads with EU leaders not to hold 'in-out' referendums - because voters will choose to LEAVE 

Jean-Claude Juncker has urged EU leaders not to hold referendums on their membership of the bloc because he fears their voters will also choose to leave.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy

Nov 28 13:04

How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be

But in the past few years, it’s become apparent that anti-extraction protests are part of the new climate movement. The urgency induced by the first relocations of climate refugees, heavy flooding, hot weather and devastating wildfires has also buoyed the Keep it in the Ground movement, which is pushing to stop mining of the world's remaining fossil fuels.

“In mid-January, a standing-room-only crowd packed a county courtroom near Seattle for a case so minor it normally would not have gone to trial. The five defendants were each charged with two misdemeanors: trespass and obstructing a train. All admitted to the crimes but pleaded ‘not guilty.’

Their defense, in simplified terms, was ‘climate change made me do it.’”

Nov 28 12:53

Idaho Charter School Student Project Calls Colonial Christians "Liars, Deceitful & Self-Centered."

Concerned locals in Idaho have posted pictures of a charter school student project which demonizes Colonial Christians as "liars, deceitful and self-centered." The project has been displayed for some time in a prominent spot for all visitors and attendees to see. One parent asked "You have to wonder whether this "libertarian" charter school excels more at brainwashing than other public schools." At the time of publication, Thomas Jefferson Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho did not respond to a request for comment.

Nov 28 10:35

Turkey's Erdogan escalates war of words with European Union

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Saturday that Turkey could extend by at least another three months a state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July coup. In a public address in Istanbul, Erdogan launched another attack on the EU just days after the European Parliament voted to back a freeze in accession talks with Ankara.

"Maybe the state of emergency will be extended by three months and then maybe another three months," Erdogan said. "This is a decision for the government and the parliament." He also threatened to restore capital punishment, a decision that would effectively end Ankara's longstanding bid. And he added that he would listen to Turkish citizens rather than people named "Hans" and "George," picking two common European first names.

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Right now, the hard truth is that Turkey and Europe need each other, particularly because of the immigration deal Europe still so desperately needs to ease the flow of immigration to their respective countries.

Erdogan has shown his proclivities for dictatorship, post-failed coup, and that may work for a while, if the Turkish people actually think he and his government can keep them safe; however, if this proves to not be true, you may well see gigantic demonstrations against him, and a snap election - allowed under the Turkish Constitution - through which to replace him.

Nov 28 09:52

Ron Paul Lashes Out At WaPo's Witch Hunt: "Expect Such Attacks To Continue"

On Thursday, the Post published a new article by Craig Timberg complaining of a “flood” of so-called fake news supported by “a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy,” To advance this conclusion, Timberg points to PropOrNot, an organization of anonymous individuals formed this year, as having identified “more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season.” Look on the PropOrNot list. There is the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s (RPI) website RonPaulInstitute.org listed among websites termed “Russian propaganda outlets.”

Nov 28 09:24

THE US GOVERNMENT IS ALREADY QUIETLY BACKING OUT OF ITS PROMISE TO PHASE OUT PRIVATE PRISONS

Critics have long denounced private prisons in the US as unsafe, inefficient and at times, inhumane. Those critics, who include inmates and activists, seemed to find a powerful ally earlier this year when the Department of Justice announced it would phase out its use of private prisons for federal prisoners. This wouldn’t mean the end of privately-run incarceration facilities (they’re also used by immigration authorities and states), but it was seen as a step forward. Except, that when the first contracts came up for re-negotiation this fall, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) quietly decided to renew them anyway. That decision, along with the election of Donald Trump, mean that the US is unlikely to see the use of private prison operators diminish any time soon.

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The private prison system in this country is engineered to work magnificently for their shareholders, but terribly for inmates incarcerated in them.

Put very simply, they don't work; when an inmate finishes their sentence, they are very likely to be worse off in every conceivable way than when they went in, and the recidivism rate for these facilities is through the roof.

But, of course, the private prison industry has discovered the power of political contributions, and how they can make the industry "bullet-proof" to calls to shut them down, because of the lousy outcomes for their prisoners.

As reported at represent.us:

Private prison companies are exploiting our corrupt political system to lock people up… for profit. The two largest private prison companies alone have spent $35 million on lobbying and campaign contributions to state and local officials since 1989. Evidently, it was money well spent: The number of prisoners housed in private facilities has jumped 1600% since 1990. By buying favor with the right politicians, private prison companies have been able to secure everything from lucrative government contracts to harsher laws to guarantee a steady stream of inmates for their facilities. These companies turn our tax dollars into a lucrative business that hauls in $3 billion a year.

These numbers - and their implications - are just staggering.

Mike and I recently had the opportunity to watch Michael Moore's documentary, "Where to Invade Next?", and in this film is a segment on a Swedish prison. The prisoners are treated humanely, fed decently, and are truly rehabilitated before they leave. The ultimate outcome?!? People who can reintegrate with society, and the numbers document that only a tiny fraction of them re-offend.

The American penal system is horrifically broken, and until we can, as a nation, get this sorted, the system will not work, either for the prisoners, or ultimately, society at large, and we all pay a price for its disfunction.

Nov 28 09:03

DOCTOR AT STANDING ROCK: “PEOPLE HAD SHEETS OF ICE HANGING OFF THEM” AFTER POLICE TRIED TO MURDER DAPL PROTESTERS BY GIVING THEM HYPOTHERMIA

Dr. Robie Sterling finished his residency at Swedish Medical Center a few months ago. Not long after, he traveled to North Dakota with two other doctors from Swedish.

But he was alone in the medic tent when the radio call came in Sunday evening. There was a confrontation happening at the front line.

Sterling: “Police were starting to shoot the rubber bullets.”

Police also used water sprays and tear gas.

It was dark, below freezing, and injured people started to pour in.

Sterling: “The initial ones were nearly all head shots. Pretty much everyone had a concussion. Some of them had lacerations to the head. One woman had an eye injury.”

Sterling says the camp had just started to prepare for incidents like this, but they were far from ready.

Physicians and volunteers worked through the night as protesters and police clashed. Camp organizers estimate more than 200 were injured, and at least 17 hospitalized.

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There is a very good reason why the corporate presstitutes are not covering this on-going protest; their corporate and governmental masters have ordered them NOT to cover this, because this kind of brutal police behaviour, toward unarmed protesters, is about to become the "new normal" future of policing nation-wide, and they don't want you to see what is coming until it is far too late to do anything about it.

And please remember; the police motto now is not "to protect and serve" but "to maim and kill in behalf of corporate interests!!"

Nov 28 09:02

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Facebook has long drawn ire over its tendency to censor users’ posts based on its opaque standards. But under leaked proposals from a controversial European trade deal, the social network and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content, as long as it’s deemed “harmful or objectionable.”

The measure is one of several internet-related proposals being advanced by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), according to a leaked section of the agreement published by Greenpeace and the German digital rights blog Netzpolitik. The draft proposal, which is dated September 16, 2013, effectively guarantees online services’ ability to censor such content in Europe without needing to accept any legal liability or public accountability—whether that curation is done by a human or an algorithm.

Nov 28 08:56

Fury as EU officials handed £15M PAY RISE as Brussels continues tirade on national debts

Despite cutbacks across the continent, 55,000 EU bureaucrats will receive a 3.3 per cent pay rise backdated to July, giving them a pay packet boost to the tune of £15.4million (€18m), just in time for Christmas.

Nov 28 08:54

EU votes for citizens to fund their own brainwashing

A fledgling group set up by the European Commission to allegedly counteract “Russian propaganda” is to be expanded with more public cash and resources. European citizens will be funding mechanisms inducing their own ignorance and misinformation.

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You don't expect them to use their OWN money, do you? :)

Nov 28 08:00

WOW Pop Icon Cher Unleashes Epic Angry Rant Against "MURDEROUS DICTATOR" "DESPOT" Fidel Castro

I was shocked but very happily surprised to see a Hollywood leftist who's actually anti-commie for once. Good for you, Cher!

Nov 27 18:37

Is Web Content Blocked By Your Country, On Your Device, Or In Your Network? Try This Simple Workaround

The Internet Archive was blocked by T-Mobile's obnoxious Web Guard on my new hotspot, and none of my old workarounds were good -- or fast -- enough, so I put together a new one.

Requires desired website URL, and ability to cut, paste, and (how can anyone live without this?) see your address bar (not your search bar!). Unlike many workarounds, does not require ability to view the source code -- though it gives you the ability to write it.

Nov 27 17:05

India's Modi Admits Plan Shifting Nation To "Cashless Society"

"we can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society...this is the chance for you to enter the digital world."

Nov 27 16:59

Trump Supporters Worship Frog Hate God ‘Kek’ Claims Latest Media Hoax

Media keeps reporting Trump rascism hoaxes without fact checking, such as Trump supporters worship an anti-Semitic hate-god symbolized by a cartoon frog meme.

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 12:44

Jill Stein’s Twitter Shows Recount Is All About Defeating Trump

ill Stein’s Twitter feed reveals her Pro-Hillary and Anti-Trump positions from promoting Trump Riots to pushing false neo-fascist racism claims.

Nov 27 09:53

The Western War On Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

The “war on terror” has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and “al Qaeda connections,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” endless lies about Gadaffi, “Russian invasion of Ukraine”—the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.

Nov 27 09:44

The Washington Post: Useful-Idiot Shills For A Failed, Frantic Status Quo That Has Lost Control Of The Narrative

My "crime" is a simple one: challenging the ruling elite's narrative. Labeling all dissent "enemy propaganda" is of course the classic first phase of state-sponsored propaganda and the favorite tool of well-paid illiberal apologists for an illiberal regime.

Labeling everyone who dissents or questions the ruling elite's narrative as tools of an enemy power is classic McCarthy-era witch-hunting, i.e. a broad-brush way of marginalizing and silencing critics with an accusation that is easy to fabricate but difficult to prove.

Nov 27 09:32

“Election Recount to Happen” - Soros Responsible for Funding Recount Effort (Video)

What is about to happen could possibly cause a civil war. Anonymous, the infamous group responsible for hacking multiple high-level officials and agencies, just made a graveannouncement:

“It’s over, folks.

They are absolutely taking this from Trump. If you were able to see these stories they already have prepared for us to start running next week, your jaw would hit the ground.

They are going to “find” that the results were indeed “hacked”. They have everything set in place, and have been ready to play this out for over a week.

All 3 states (Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania) are going to be reversed and awarded to Hillary Clinton. Speculations are in the midst of who is pulling the strings, but this is undoubtedly going to happen.

Start preparing for the news to pour in, NOW.

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I hate this talk of civil war, but it does seem like we are about to get one, so better to be prepared.

Nov 27 09:30

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 27 08:08

DONALD TRUMP VS. THE NEW WORLD ORDER?

For a better understanding of Donald Trump’s transition towards the new American presidency, one should at least generally understand the present controversies in American society. As a non-typical Republican who has sent some strong antiestablishment messages during the campaign, which was the main energy source for his election, Trump is in some way obliged not only to his people, but also to the whole world, namely to stop the new Cold War and confrontation with Russia. Is this really possible?

It is, but let us see the bad news first. Generally speaking, on the geopolitical level, the American ‘ideal’ of world domination, and consequently of establishing a World Government that would lead to the notorious New World Order, has two concepts. The first one is the so-called mondialism, which is adopted by Democrats, and anticipates a World Government that would includes representatives from other (strong) nations/regions, under American leadership, of course.

Nov 27 07:53

College Students Demand Police Investigate "Suck It Up, Pussies" Post-It Note As Hate Crime

Apparently the simple post-it note was determined to be a "hate crime" by the college's "diversity offices" and students with knowledge of the incident were encouraged to contact campus police. To our complete shock, a message from Edgewood's Vice President for Student Development pinned the blame for the "hate crime" on Trump, saying that it is part of a growing trend of "covert micro-aggressions and overt macro-aggressions" that have "taken on new fervor in higher education since our national election."

Regarding triggered snowflakes and those who value themselves based on their ability to be offended: Don't forget about all those people who's job it is to defend and pamper the snowflakes. Their jobs depend on these snowflakes being triggered!

Nov 26 17:15

Ministers suppressed damaging fracking report until after crucial vote

Councillors were then overruled when they voted against it anyway

Nov 26 16:05

Jill Stein Advocate Slams Recount Decision: "Shameful Support For War Goddess Hillary"

Submitted by Progressive Radio Host Steve Lendman,
Jill Stein for Hillary?

Shameful! What’s going on? Why did her campaign announce its “intent to file for a recount of votes in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, leading a multi-partisan effort to check the accuracy of the machine-counted vote tallies in these states in order to ensure the integrity of our election?”

Did she forget Hillary criticizing Trump’s possible refusal to accept electoral results when asked, calling it “a direct threat to our democracy?”

Nov 26 14:47

Clintons Confirm Participation In Recount Plan, Despite No "Actionable Evidence Of Hacking"

This morning Hillary Clinton's campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, confirmed what we all knew already, namely that Jill Stein is likely acting at the direction of the Clintons in her recount efforts in WI, MI and PA. The discovery came after Elias posted a note to Hillary voters this morning on Medium confirming that they would participate in Stein's recount efforts even though the Clinton campaign itself had decided against a recount because they had "not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology." This approach seems to align perfectly with the strategy we laid out two days ago:

Nov 26 14:26

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

The credentials of this supposed group of experts are impossible to verify, as none is provided either by the Post or by the group itself. The Intercept contacted PropOrNot and asked numerous questions about about its team, but received only this reply: “We’re getting a lot of requests for comment and can get back to you today =) [smiley face emoticon].” The group added: “We’re over 30 people, organized into teams, and we cannot confirm or deny anyone’s involvement.”

Thus far, they have provided no additional information beyond that. As Fortune’s Matthew Ingram wrote in criticizing the Post article, PropOrNot’s Twitter account “has only existed since August of this year. And an article announcing the launch of the group on its website is dated last month.” WHOIS information for the domain name is not available, as the website uses private registration.

Nov 26 11:45

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

Nov 26 11:30

'Welcome to the P*ssy Generation, where few people make sacrifices for truth'

In terms of ‘post-truth’ as it relates to politics, the implication there is that there was a time when the discourse was truthful. I don’t see that. I haven’t seen it in my lifetime, I think. In terms of the US political landscape, we probably have to go all the way back to James Madison and the founding of the Constitution. He said that the primary goal of government is to “protect the minority of the opulent from the majority.” That is about as true as you are going to get and it still holds true today. In fact, it’s the raison d’etre of the Central Intelligence Agency, I would argue.

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Short version: You've been lied to all along. Only now you KNOW it!

Nov 26 11:18

Trump The Great?

Liberals, progressives, and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists) are aligning with the corrupt oligarchy against president-elect Trump and the American people.

They are busy at work trying to generate hysteria over Trump’s “authoritarian personality and followers.” In other words, the message is: here come the fascists.

Liberals and progressives wailed and whined about “an all white male cabinet,” only to be made fools by Trump’s appointment of a black male and two women, one a minority and one a Trump critic.

The oligarchs are organizing their liberal progressive front groups to disrupt Trump’s inauguration in an effort to continue the attempt to delegitimize Trump the way the paid Maidan protesters were used in Kiev to delegitimize the elected Ukrainian government.

Nov 26 11:16

From Populism to Fake News – The Psyop Continues

The elite is leveraging its “populism versus globalism” meme by declaring that populism is closely linked to “fake news.”

We’ve written numerous articles on the emergent elite meme, here and here, of “populism versus globalism” and warned that, “This meme is not only of the utmost importance, it is clearly warning us of considerable distress to come.”

But we didn’t imagine the populist propaganda concept would be turned in the direction of fake news, though that’s just what has happened – and most powerfully and suddenly.

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When did "populism" become a bad thing?!? Isn't Democracy the right of the people to decide how their country should be run?

Nov 26 11:12

Mainstream Media Lies to the Masses - Media Lies - Media Lies Documentary

Nov 26 11:11

Proof that mainstream media is scripted

Nov 26 11:06

Sean Hannity Confesses Using Fake Footage: "Jon Stewart Was Right!" BangTheNews

Nov 26 10:56

Merkel Promises To Rid Internet Of Alternative Media

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared war on alternative media outlets that she says are responsible for subverting the government’s control over the public.

Merkel joined the chorus of other world leaders and huge multi-national media outlets who wish to rid the internet of alternative media websites, under the guise of “fighting fake news“.

Speaking in parliament, Merkel claimed that public opinion was being swayed away from establishment politics, claiming that independent news outlets posed a danger to national security.

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"Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Ve MUST haf KONTROL over ze people! Sieg HEIL!" -- Murky
Note that they are essentially admitting that they control you with lies, fraud, and deception; that choice and Democracy are illusions, and they like it just that way!

You are the revolution!

Nov 26 10:52

The Lie of the 21st Century: How Mainstream Media “Fake News” Led to the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Just to be clear, there are a number of websites that do spread misinformation including those in the alternative media, but it is fair to say that they never have caused the deaths of millions of people like The New York Times when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. A recent example is the U.S. led war against Iraq in 2003. After the September 11th attacks, the George W. Bush administration made a false accusation that the Iraq government had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) which led to a U.S. invasion eventually toppling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The U.S. led war turned out to be a calculated plan by The Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think-tank who wrote the secretive blueprint called ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century’ to remove Saddam Hussein and the Ba’ath party from power. The blueprint was originally written for the neocon lunatics who served under then-President George W.

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So, the New York Times, aided and abetted by Judith Miller, became the Bush Administration's "Ministry of Propaganda" to "sell" the Iraq war to the American people on a package of lies and disinformation.

And they have the nerve, and effrontery, to label the entire independent media as purveyors of "fake news"?!?!

How bloody dare they, after laying the propaganda groundwork for a war in which over 4,000 Americans, and over half a million Iraqis have died, accuse the independent media of lying, and/or colluding with the Russians?!?

Folks, this is collective desperation on the cusp of madness; they cannot "sell" their poison anymore to a war-weary, and war-skeptical American public, so they are attempting to suppress those voices in the alternative media who ARE telling the truth, the best they can.

And I consider WRH to be in great company with those other sites listed in the WaPo article about alleged "fake news", because I know that the people who run them are people of moral integrity, and clarity.

And thank you, WaPo, for your bellicose, hubristic screed against the truth tellers; it means we are making a difference in the way people and getting their news, and responding to it, and that is the best possible news all of us could be receiving at this critical transition point for this country!!

Nov 26 10:28

Lone Blogger Rages Against The Washington Post's Russian "Hit List"

I have to admit I’m quite honored to see that Liberty Blitzkrieg was recently included on a list of some of the most illustrious, impactful and successful alternative news websites on the planet.

The list was created by an anonymous group of status quo crybabies who simply can’t handle the fact their beloved chosen oligarch was defeated in a democratically held election by Donald Trump (who I didn’t even support). As such, they are lashing out at alternative news outlets deemed most effective in countering the smothering and nonsensical pro-Hillary narrative tirelessly propagated by the fake mainstream news media.

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Something you all need to keep in mind. The Corporate media cannot change what they do; lie to the people for profit. Neither do they have the moral integrity to admit what they have done. Hence, we can expect a hard and dirty fight in the coming months. Take a lesson from "Pizzagate." The Corporate Media, Hillary campaign, and intelligence agencies will all try to plant false stories in the Independent Media to discredit us in the eyes of the public. BE VIGILANT. Even more than that, be PROFESSIONAL!

Nov 26 10:03

BREAKING: Army Corps Announces Eviction of Water Protectors, Corps-Managed Land to Be Emptied

In a shocking development that can’t possibly end well, the Army Corps of Engineers will be evicting everyone from Corps-managed land north of the Cannonball River on December 5 — just one day after a delegation of veterans plans to arrive to defend Standing Rock Sioux water protectors and their supporters opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Nov 26 10:01

WikiLeaks’ ‘Yemen Files’ Reveal Scope of US Involvement in Yemen War

WikiLeaks has released a new collection of 500 internal documents today from the US Embassy in Sanaa, the latest in a long series of leaks the group has obtained over the years. The documents detail US involvement in Yemen in the lead up to and during the Saudi invasion.

Dubbed the “Yemen Files,” it covers emails from 2009-2015, covering Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s terms. The files include considerable details of US arming and training of Yemeni military forces in the build up to the Saudi invasion.

Of course, the US also backed Saudi Arabia in their invasion, leading WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to note that most of the bombs that have fallen on Yemen over the course of the war were American made.

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The US militarily-enabled Saudi military has bombed schools, hospitals, and open air markets.

They have murdered children.Images of Yemeni children killed or maimed for life from Saudi air strikes
and many of those left standing are starving to death, courtesy of the Saudi naval blockade of Yemen.Images of dead and starving children, courtesy of Saudi military bombing and blockade

The US and UK, through their selling of bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia for this assault on Yemen, coupled with the US military "providing guidance" for Saudi air strikes, makes the US, and the UK, complicit is Saudi war crimes against the people of Yemen.

This serial genocide of the Yemeni people began, 19 months ago, for them having had the temerity to overthrow their sitting President, Al-Hadi. And does anyone else remember how many names were actually on the ballot when al-Hadi was elected?!? Only one; his.

Yemen holds presidential election with one candidate

It was an experiment doomed to ultimate failure.

What the Trump administration needs to do, just as soon as it has practically assumed power, is to very publicly announce that it will no longer support this immoral and illegal war against the Yemeni people, but will only support an immediate cease-fire from all sides, and a peaceful dialogue between the Houthi rebels and the Al-Hadi loyalists so that they can work out a positive future for this country.

The Saudi blockade of Yemeni harbors needs to cease immediately, so that food, and medical aid can be brought in quickly, to prevent more famine, and resulting deaths.

I don't know how the rest of our readers feel about this, but I am not particularly happy about being a citizen of a country which enables and abets war crimes, and I am pretty sure that a good number of my English cousins in the UK feel precisely the same way about the UK government also being complicit in these war crimes in Yemen.

Nov 26 09:43

Uniquely Talented: Only the Democrats Could Have Lost to Trump

A great uproar goes forth from the enemies of the Trump Beast, with much gnashing of hair and pulling of teeth. He will be a terrible President, they say, and they may well be right. There are ominous signs, particularly as regards foreign policy, and he seems radically incoherent and contradictory. Interestingly, his critics have no slight idea why he won. The reason is obvious: He won because everybody was campaigning for him, in particular the media, Hillary, Black Lives Matter, Obama, Democrats, and far leftists. Everybody worked for Trump. He couldn’t lose.

Nov 26 09:43

Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton "Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools"

The desperate flailing of a mainstream-media struggling through the five stages of grief continues as no lesser unbiased foundation of the fourth estate than The Washington Post pushes ahead with its “fake news, blame the Russians” narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably.

Citing “two teams of independent researchers” (who surely have a substantial libel litigation provision) who found “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery… echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal,” the Jeff Bezos-owned website names Drudge, Zero Hedge, and The Ron Paul Institute and countless other outlets among the “useful idiots” that true American patriots should be wary of.

“The way that this propaganda apparatus supported Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy,”said the executive director of PropOrNot, who spoke on the condition of anonymity with the Post.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I made the team! I need a participation trophy! :)

Nov 26 09:30

Italian lawmakers vote through Brussels-baiting budget

Italian deputies on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a draft 2017 budget that the European Commission has warned will breach EU rules on the management of public finances.

Nov 26 09:27

Juncker warned to BACK OFF as banking experts accuse EU of politicising financial surveill

Top banking experts in the European Union have accused Jean Claude Juncker’s department of overstepping while calling for an independent body to take over.

European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said this week he is not the only one who believes change is necessary.

He said: "I do not believe that a Commission which interprets its mandate as politically as the current one is best suited to ensure budget surveillance in Europe.

Nov 26 09:18

Feds Plan To Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

The federal government on Friday revealed plans to shut the largest camp in North Dakota where protesters have gathered for months in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to a Native American tribe leading the opposition against the pipeline that it will close the area on Dec. 5, after a series of clashes between law enforcement and protesters.

“This decision is necessary to protect the general public from the violent confrontations between protestors and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area, and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions,” Col. John Henderson said in a letter to tribal chairman Dave Archambault. “The necessary emergency, medical, and fire response services, law enforcement, or sustainable facilities to protect people from these conditions on this property cannot be provided.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The date for this shut-down is one week from this Monday.

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that the Standing Souix, and the other people who have come to protest both encroachment on these ancient Indian lands, ceded to them by treaty, and the very real, potential environmental damage to water resources, will not back down, but force the Federal Government's hand here.

And I would politely like to point out to Col. John Henderson, that there is no such thing as a "free speech zone"; this is a false construct, created by the Federal Government, to absolutely suppress free speech, which is guaranteed to all Americans by the first Amendment to the Constitution in the Bill of Rights.

Such an alleged "free speech zone" falsely gives protesters the illusion that such a thing as free speech still exists in this country when it does not, particularly when gets in the way of corporate profits, as it is doing here.

Nov 26 09:17

Neocons Nobble EU Over Anti-Russian Media Stance

A recent resolution passed by the European Parliament places Russia and Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in the same category when it comes to the threat they pose to the West, alleging that the news carried by Russian media organizations, RT and Sputnik, is propaganda and therefore illegitimate.

It is hard to quantify the moral bankruptcy behind this resolution, which brings the EU and its parliament into disrepute. This is a parliament, it is worth bearing in mind, which is made up of representatives of governments that have either played a part in destabilizing the Middle East or lifted not one finger to try and alleviate the suffering of the millions impacted by the consequences of this destabilization.

Nov 26 09:14

‘Fake news’? Time to choose: Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 14)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” ~ unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi’s analysis of British empire response to having their hypocrisy exposed: claiming to bring Christian love and progress while looting resources with forced local labor

The Washington Post added to President Obama’s rhetoric for Americans to be aware of “fake news”: easily refuted lies of omission and commission in media. This article series reveals the inversion of those claims: .01% “official” news by corporate media (six conglomerates) is easily documented as fake in our most important reporting.

‘Fake news’? Time to choose article series (links added as series progresses):

Corporate media fakes us into wars that aren’t even close to lawful, are Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression (1 of 14)
Corporate media fakes us into Orwellian illegal Wars of Aggression with lies known to be lies as they were told (2 of 14)

Nov 26 09:00

WELLS FARGO SAYS THAT ITS CUSTOMERS GAVE UP RIGHT TO SUE BY HAVING THEIR SIGNATURES FORGED

Even though disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has left the building, his most outrageous legal theories live on: on Wednesday, the company filed a motion in a federal court in Utah seeking dismissal of a class action suit by the customers it defrauded -- the bank argues that since customers sign a binding arbitration "agreement" when they open new accounts, that the customers whose signatures were forged on fraudulent new accounts should be subject to this agreement and denied a day in court.

This is the same argument that Stumpf made during his disastrous performance in front of a blazing Elizabeth Warren -- that Wells's poor customers should be subjected to agreements they never made, because Wells stole their identities and "agreed" on their behalf.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT THE HELL?!?

WELLS FARGO CUSTOMERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BOUND BY AGREEMENTS THEY THEMSELVES NEVER SIGNED?!?

This is truly tortured logic on drugs, and I sincerely hope the judge in this case throws the Wells Fargo argument out on its ear!!

Nov 26 09:00

Pizzagate - ATTACK on FREE SPEECH? How Soros Can Silence You (as 'Fake News')!

Nov 25 19:05

Using fake news against opposing views

What worries me the most about fake news, isn’t that it’s fake, it’s that it’s being used by the left to try to silence opposing views.

Nov 25 15:33

Stein Files Official WI Election Petition – Recount Expected To Start Next Week

The Wisconsin Elections Commission announces Jill Stein has officially filed and expects to begin the election vote recount next week.

Nov 25 13:03

Anti-Trump Rioters calling for a Race War

Anti-Trump rioters are calling for a race war as the media pushes the false narrative Trump is collaborating with white supremacists to start a holocaust.

Nov 25 12:26

Trump appoints Fox News analyst as deputy NatSec adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Fox News analyst KT McFarland to serve as deputy national security advisor to General Michael Flynn. Campaign finance lawyer Donald McGhan was reportedly chosen as White House counsel.

She was on Henry Kissinger’s national security staff during the Nixon administration, and worked for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger from 1982 to 1985, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the board of the Jamestown Foundation, a think-tank focused on China, Russia, Eurasia, and global terrorism.

Not too friendly towards Russia.
https://jamestown.org/programs/edm/

Nov 25 11:36

Breaking: SOROS BOT Funding Stein Recount At Steady Rate $160k Per Hour

An investigative journalist reports donations to Jill Stein’s recount campaign are being made programmatically at a steady rate of $160,000 per hour

Nov 25 11:28

NoDAPL Protestor Faces Possible Loss Of Her Arm After Police Attack

A 21 year old from New York, who was attempting to exit the bridge when police fired multiple rounds of rubber bullets and threw two grenades, one of which exploded directly on her arm.

Nov 25 10:09

Crimes against Humanity: Ninety Percent of Gaza Has No Clean Drinking Water

Ninety percent of Gaza has no safe drinking water and by 2020, none of the water in the blockaded enclave will be usable if nothing is done, the World Bank said this week.

This was not always the case. As recently as the late 1990s, tap water in Gaza was safe to drink, World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist Adnan Ghosheh said in his statement on the World Bank website this week. But since then, so much water has been pumped from the natural aquifer underneath Gaza that seawater has seeped in, spoiling the water and making it too salty for drinking.

Gaza’s nearly 2 million residents, therefore, rely on about 150 water truck operators selling desalinated filtered drinking water. However, “It’s more expensive and not an improved source of water, according to our definitions of water clean enough to drink,” Ghosheh said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Access to clean water is a basic human right; withholding or denying it, is tantamount to a war crime, courtesy of the Israelis, against the Palestinians.

Nov 25 09:58

China: Xinjiang residents told to turn in passports

All residents in China's largely Muslim region of Xinjiang must hand in their passports to local police stations for "examination and management", according to Global Times, a state-funded newspaper .

"Anyone who needs the passport must apply to the police station," an anonymous police officer in Aksu prefecture told the paper on Thursday, adding that the policy had been implemented throughout Xinjiang.

The Global Times article followed numerous reports of tightened passport controls in cities across the region.

In June, local state-run media reported that the mostly Kazakh residents of a Xinjiang border district had to give police DNA samples, fingerprints, voiceprints and a "three-dimensional image" in order to apply for certain travel documents, including passports.

A Xinjiang official told the Global Times that the new tightening of policy was intended to maintain social order in the region.

Nov 25 09:23

US Soldier Killed in North Syria IED

The small, if not always totally certain number of US ground troops in Syria has meant they’ve mostly remained off the front lines, embedded with the Kurdish YPG. The first death among US soldiers in the country was reported today near Kurdish-held Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa.

The soldier was wounded in an IED blast near Ayn Issa, and did not survive. Centcom confirmed the incident but did not offer any particular details on what the soldier was doing at the time. Kurdish forces are advancing southward from Ayn Issa toward Raqqa, however.

While the first US military death in Syria, it’s also the second death in as many months in anti-ISIS offensives, with another soldier killed near northern Iraq’s city of Mosul. In similar fashion, that soldier was killed in a roadside bomb while embedded with Kurdish troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the hell is the US government doing, sending ground troops into Syria?!?

It is a blatant violation of Syrian national sovereignty, not to mention that the duly elected Al-Assad government has not invited the US government for help to get rid of the jihadists, battling his regime.

And of course, the reality that the US government has trained and funded many of these jihadists (the "moderate" guys, right?!?) is not helping the situation.

I have to wonder if our troops are in Syria to assassinate the heads of those units the US supported and trained, in order to regime-change Damascus, before they can blab to the world about who they really work for?!?

Nov 25 09:16

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

Nov 25 09:04

Revealed: The 48 organisations that can see your entire online browsing history, even if you delete it

The police, NHS and the tax man will now be able to hack into your phones and check your browsing history after the Snoopers' Charter was passed by Parliament last week.

The bill, officially called the Investigatory Powers Bill, forces electronic data to be stored by internet providers for 12 months, which can be subsequently collected by law enforcement.

Now a blogger has created a list of all the people who will be able to request to view your internet history if the bill passes Royal Assent to become law.

Nov 25 07:59

Kellogg ‘Breakfast Council’ was made up of paid experts

On its website, Kellogg touted a distinguished-sounding “Breakfast Council” of “independent experts” who helped guide its nutritional efforts.

Nowhere did it say this: The maker of Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes paid the experts and fed them talking points, according to a copy of a contract and emails obtained by The Associated Press.

The company paid the experts an average of $13,000 a year, prohibited them from offering media services for products “competitive or negative to cereal” and required them to engage in “nutrition influencer outreach” on social media or with colleagues, and report back on their efforts.

For Kellogg, the breakfast council — in existence between 2011 and this year — deftly blurred the lines between cereal promotion and impartial nutrition guidance. The company used the council to teach a continuing education class for dietitians, publish an academic paper on breakfast and try to influence the U.S. government’s dietary guidelines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The other thing that Kellogg's Breakfast Council is not telling is the following:

Alarming Levels of Glyphosate Found in Popular American Foods

A number of Kellogg's products are named in this study; please do read this before you buy any more processed cereals for yourselves and your families.

Nov 24 13:48

LAPD Begs Illegals To Report "Hate Crimes" Without Fear Of Deportation In Wake Of Trump Election

Los Angeles Prosecutor & Police Shout "LAPD's Job IS NOT Deportation," PLEASE Report Hate Crimes In Wake Of Presidential Election- We Will Prosecute For "Verbal Abuse!" - "You don't have to be hit for it to be hate!" read their graphic in both English and Spanish, followed by a litany of thought crimes which evil racist people can assault them with, noting repeatedly that such hate crimes have skyrocketed since the presidential election.
City Attorney Mike Feuer, along with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other officials held a somber press conference the day before Thanksgiving just to address this issue. They invoked the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) report, claiming that there have been over 400 hate crimes reported since the election.

Nov 24 10:13

Bahrain’s Rajab hospitalized due to heart condition

Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been taken to hospital from prison due to heart problems after being held in solitary confinement for three months.

In a post on his Twitter account, his son, Adam, said that his father was transferred for the third time to a police hospital after suffering from chest pain.

The 52-year-old president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has been repeatedly detained for organizing pro-democracy demonstrations and publishing Twitter posts deemed “insulting” to the Bahraini authorities.

He was pardoned for health reasons last year, but was re-arrested on June 13 following an intensive search of his house in the northwest of the country. Reports suggest he has been subjected to harassment in jail.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the kingdom on February 14, 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely suggest to the Al-Khalifa monarchy and the tyrannical regime in Manama not to make a martyr out of this guy.

His death at your hands could create a populist tsunami which even additional Saudi troops would be unable to put down.

Oh, and just a side note to the Al-Khalifa monarchy; the concept of "divine right" has just sort of disappeared, as a leadership model, along with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass!!!

Nov 24 09:55

Potential Trump Education Chief Pick Betsy DeVos is Pro-Common Core, Family Donated to Clinton Foundation

Trump is going down fast!

Citing many of the reported potential candidates’ associations with ardent Common Core supporter Jeb Bush, Tuttle and Robbins note:

DeVos has served on [Jeb Bush’s] foundation’s board of directors. Among these “experts” from Jebworld are alumni of Bush’s Chiefs for Change (Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett) and former members of Bush’s gubernatorial education team (Hanna Skandera). All of these candidates predictably support progressive education in general and Common Core in particular. Indeed, Bennett was booted out of his position as Indiana State School Superintendent for that very reason. Why would Trump even consider someone coming out of the environment on which he heaped such scorn during the campaign?

West Michigan Politics reported that, like Donald Trump himself, the DeVos family has donated to the Clinton Foundation:

According to a WMP analysis of Clinton Foundation records, the DeVos family donated between $60,000-$130,000.

Nov 24 09:36

Obama Administration Pressures European Leaders to Accuse Moscow of “Russian Aggression” against the EU

Sanctions were imposed and renewed. EU leaders and European parliamentarians said they’ll remain in place as long as (nonexistent) “Russian aggression” continues, and the overwhelming will of Crimeans to rejoin the Russian Federation is reversed.

The European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission share EU legislative functions separate from individual member states’ right of initiative power to propose and enact new laws for their respective countries.

In October, the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee endorsed a document titled “EU Strategic Communication to Counteract Propaganda Against It by Third Parties.”

Without supporting evidence, it accused Moscow of spreading “disinformation and propaganda seeking to maintain or increase (its) influence to weaken and split the EU.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the European Parliament goes along with this move, it will have signalled to the rest of the world that it has, collectively, lost its reality license.

I read, and frequently link to, the English language versions of rt.com; sputinknews; and tass, because many times, one gets a sense of what the US government is up to that is not reported in the major US presstitute outlets, or reported far later than things actually happen.

Reading the foreign press in English is something I encourage everyone out there to do, including: presstv.com (an Iranian news outlet in English); english.farsnews.com (another Iranian outlet in English); and globalresearch.ca (a news outlet out of Canada).

Nov 24 09:22

Democrats Seek to Block Trump's Presidency in US Electoral College Vote

The electors are set to vote for president and vice president on December 19. According to early November's election results, Trump secured the necessary 270 electoral votes and is expected to get the backing of 290 Republican electors. Hillary Clinton is expected to receive 228.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This effort is quixotic in the extreme, because of the number of electors whou would have to be "turned"/threatened/bribed to change their vote, but at the end of the day, it is about attempting to delegitimize Trump and his election, before he even takes the Oath of Office, and deep-six the Electoral college.

Nov 24 09:03

End the war in Yemen, Mr. Trump

If Trump does want to bring some positive change to U.S. foreign policy, he should seek to end the war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would not extend a 48-hour cease-fire in its war there. The war doesn't make many headlines in the United States, even though the U.S. is directly involved in helping the Saudi military fire at targets in Yemen and blockade that country.

The humanitarian effect of the war has been disastrous. Over three million Yemeni people have been displaced from their homes. Another 14 million are threatened with what the U.N. calls "food insecurity," because blockading efforts and the war itself have a devastating effect on the import-dependent food supply of the nation.

But the United States does not have to continue exacerbating the situation. It's an immoral and unjust war on a population that does not threaten the United States.

Nov 24 08:58

Committee Announces 500 New Settlement Units in East Jerusalem

The first such announcement since the US presidential election, the planning committee in Jerusalem has announced plans to construct another 500 new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. The units are to be built in the northern settlement of Ramat Shlomo.

Members of Israel’s far-right government have suggested that Donald Trump’s election in the US could allow massive increases in settlement construction, on the grounds that Trump has promised to be the most pro-Israel president ever.

Palestinian MP Mustafa Barghouti warned the latest expansion in East Jerusalem is a “very dangerous step,” and urged President-elect Trump to warn Israel away from such moves in the future. So far there has been no new comment from either Trump or Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice the timing of the announcement; right on Thanksgiving Eve, whemn the Isralie government thought Americans would not be paying attention.

But we at WRH are, thank you very much!!

Nov 23 23:29

The Quacking of Ducks

Here’s the trouble.

Most people can’t read… and so, can’t think.

Not quite literally, perhaps. But, meaningfully. They have been taught – very deliberately – to be sloppy and fluid with words. A given word has a vague, constantly shifting meaning – that meaning transmitted and accepted by a kind of semi-conscious collective osmosis. You “get the drift” – and the word is henceforth used accordingly. It is not necessary to formally announce the new meaning. It just sort of happens.

Examples include liberal and fascist.

Nov 23 17:28

Historians Warn of Trump Death Squads, Mass Killings and Ghetto Intermittent Camps

Liberals contemplate launching a preemptive civil war as historians warn a holocaust us inevitable if Trump is allowed to take power.

Their warning is dire: America will soon face a Holocaust complete with mass killings committed by paramilitary death squads, ghetto interment camps and a raging world war which will all be justified by flag terrorist attack and false accusations of a military coup if Trump is not prevented from taking power.

Historians are sounding the alarm that Trump must be prevented from taking power because once he does it will be too late.

At the same time the corporate media continues to flame conspiracy theories that Donald Trump and those in his inner circle are racist fascists supported by a massive base of white racist sexist males.

Nov 23 16:05

German Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, again sentenced to prison

Ursula Haverbeck, a well-known historical revisionist, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for Holocaust denial by a German court.

Haverbeck, 88, was convicted by a court in Verden on the basis of numerous articles she had published in the local newspaper Stimme des Reiches, or “Voice of the Reich,” in which she denied that the Holocaust occurred. Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany.

Nov 23 13:52

The Fake Epidemic of Fake News

The outrage over fake news is based on fake news about fake news.

Nov 23 13:32

Mandan Sherrifs Threaten To Arrest Water Protectors. Are They Above The Law?


Two LEOs noticed a "Water is Life" shirt being worn by one of two pipeline protesters? in a Mandan, ND, restaurant. The LEOs then asked the two to come over to their table, whereupon they engaged them in a brief conversation. Then, abruptly, the LEOs ordered the two peaceful protesters to leave the restaurant immediately, threatening to arrest them for disorderly conduct if they refused to leave the premises.

Nov 23 12:25

DICTATOR ALERT - Fake News May Not Be Protected Speech

In the free marketplace of ideas, true ideas are supposed to compete with false ones until the truth wins -- at least according to a leading rationale for free speech. But what if the rise of fake news shows that, under current conditions, truth may not defeat falsehood in the market? That would start to make free speech look a whole lot less appealing.

Nov 23 10:53

Fact Check: Trump Never Said He Will Not Investigate Hillary Clinton - NY Times Lied & MSM Echoed it

Audio Transcripts reveal the New York Times Lied, Donald Trump said he is not taking Hillary Clinton email and foundation investigations off the table.

Claim: Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton for crimes involving the Benghazi emails and foundation scandals.

Citing The New York Times reporting on their exclusive interview with Donald Trump, the corporate media widely reported yesterday that Donald Trump will not investigate Hillary Clinton regarding her email and foundation scandals.

Further perpetuating the false reports, Trump transitions team members defended Trump's position not knowing Trump never stated he was dropping the investigations.

Nov 23 09:34

Beware Of Trump Tolls: Pundits Praise Trump's $1 Trillion Dollar 'Public-Private Partnership' Infrastrcture Repair Plan; Involves Tolls, User-Fees On America's Highways

Many people are discussing how Trump's infrastructure plan will take shape and most importantly, how it will be paid for. Two Trump advisors released a detailed plan last month. Libertarian pundits are praising the public-private partnership plan's use of new tolls and added user fees across the country. But they also note that the fuel tax, which is supposed to be used to repair infrastructure, will not be repealed, since that would be too 'radical.' So essentially drivers are going to be charged and taxed out the ass to drive on roads which we have already paid for and which the fuel tax is supposed to be allotted for. As a small business owner in the transportation industry, I highly oppose such a plan. It would be a giant tax increase, disastrous to the very working man and small business owners who Trump appealed to during his campaign. Do not fall for Fascistic model of big corporations and government in cahoots. NO 'TRUMP TOLLS!'

Nov 23 09:09

Merkel Declares War On "Fake News" As Europe Brands Russia's RT, Sputnik "Dangerous Propaganda"

Picking up the torch on the most hotly debated topic by the humiliated US mainstream media, namely the spread of so-called "fake news" (not to be confused with Brian Williams lying for years on prime time TV, and which until recently was branded far simply as "conspiracy theory"), German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday against the power of fake news on social media to roil the establishment and to spur the rise of populists, after launching her campaign for a fourth term.

Speaking in parliament for the first time since her announcement Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, Merkel cautioned that public opinion was being "manipulated" on the internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And that is OUR job, dammit!"

Nov 23 08:29

Berating The POTUS / 'THEN' and now

FLASHBACK 3/14/2003: Dixie Chicks pulled from air after bashing Bush

CNN- DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) -- There are a lot worse things in country music than your wife leaving you or your dog dying. There's stations not playing your music because you done gone and said some things against the president.

Music superstars the Dixie Chicks are finding out that criticizing President Bush's plans for war in Iraq can cost you air play, big time.

Country stations across the United States have pulled the Chicks from playlists following reports that lead singer Natalie Maines said in a concert in London earlier this week that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

>>>

(*No Tag For DOUBLE STANDARDS )

Nov 23 01:57

The War on Cash Escalates… With disastrous results for non-bankers…

In the last year several countries have, as a part of the War on Cash, begun removing larger banknotes from circulation in order to force people to perform all economic transactions through the banking system, ensuring that the banks would gain total control over the movement of money. Of course, the banks could not admit their true goal to the public. They instead used the governments to claim that the measure was being undertaken to restrict crime (money laundering, drug deals, black marketing, terrorism, etc.).

Nov 23 01:48

When It Comes to Fake News (The US government is the champion)

The powers-that-be don’t want us skeptical of the government’s message or its corporate accomplices in the mainstream media. They don’t want us to be more discerning when it comes to what information we digest online. They just want us to be leery of independent or alternative news sources while trusting them—and their corporate colleagues—to vet the news for us.

Nov 23 01:39

College Snowflakes and Their Enablers

If one needed more evidence of the steep decay in academia, Donald Trump’s victory provided it. Let’s begin by examining the responses to his win, not only among our wet-behind-the-ears college students, many of whom act like kindergarteners but also among college professors and administrators. These college snowflakes and their professors see themselves as our betters and morally superior to ordinary people. George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, “There are notions so foolish that only an intellectual will believe them.”

Nov 22 10:03

China says would consider Turkish membership of security bloc

China said on Monday it was willing to consider any application from NATO-member Turkey to join a Russian and Chinese-led security bloc, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his country could join.

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001 to fight threats posed by radical Islam and drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Turkey was already a "dialogue partner" of the regional bloc and had for a long time closely cooperated with it.

China attached great importance to Turkey's wish to strengthen that cooperation, he told a news briefing.

"We are willing, together with other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and in accordance with the rules of its legal documents, to seriously study it on the basis of consensus consultation," Geng added, without elaborating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Deftly played,Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang!

With the coming breakup of Europe, post-Brexit, the SCO has to be looking pretty attractive to other countries, including Turkey, right now!!

Nov 22 09:57

Rohingya villages 'destroyed' in Myanmar, images show

More than 1,200 homes have been razed in villages inhabited by Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority in the past six weeks, Human Rights Watch says.
The group has released a batch of new satellite images that it says show 820 structures were destroyed between 10-18 November.
The military is conducting security operations in Rakhine but the government denies it is razing homes.

The Rohingya are one of the world's most persecuted minority groups.
The BBC cannot independently verify the extent of destruction in Rohingya villages as the government has blocked international journalists from visiting the area, from where tens of thousands of people have fled.
But a BBC correspondent on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border has spoken with fleeing Rohingya families who described what was happening in northern Rakhine as "hell on earth".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last statement is complete, Grade-A bovine excrement.

With all the other persecutions of the Rohingya going on at the hands of the Myanmar government, the torching of their homes, apparently, has become the government's "new normal".

And if you claim that no atrocities are being visited on these people, why do you forbid reporters from going where they (formerly) lived?!?

What is happening to the Rohingya is nothing short of ethnic cleansing, and serial genocide against them.

and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councellor of Myanmar, and recipient of the Rafto Prize; Sakharov Prize; Nobel Peace Prize; Jawaharlal Nehru Award; Order of Australia; US Congressional Gold Medal; and Presidential Medal of Freedom: your devastating silence on this issue brands you a hypocrite of the highest magnitude.

SHAME ON YOU FOR SAYING NOTHING, AND ALLOWING THESE ATROCITIES TO CONTINUE!!

As reported on the 17th of this month at cnn.com:

Women wail in the background as the camera pans across the scene. "Oh brothers, look at this, look," the narrator says, as he films the remnants of a burned house, bodies clearly visible sticking out of the mud and ash. The disturbing video is one of a handful that have emerged from northern Rakhine State, in Myanmar, where human rights groups warn of widespread human rights abuses. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in multiple villages amid an ongoing crackdown by the Burmese military following violence last month, according to Human Rights Watch. Burmese authorities claim the fires were set by local militant groups, and have disputed HRW's account. Authorities in neighboring Bangladesh said dozens of people have attempted to flee across the border in recent days.

I frankly doubt like hell the Human Rights Watch has got this wrong, because it rarely does.

Nov 22 09:39

America’s Spiral Into Permanent War Seems More Foolish Than Ever

Danner – an award winning journalist, professor, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations who has covered war and revolutions on three continents – begins Spiral with the aftermath of a 2003 ambush of U.S. troops outside of Fallujah, Iraq.

The insurgents had set off a roadside bomb, killing a paratrooper and wounding several others. “The Americans promptly dismounted and with their M-16s and M-4s began pouring lead into everything they could see,” including a passing truck, he writes. “By week’s end scores of family and close friends of those killed would join the insurgents, for honor demanded they kill Americans to wipe away family shame.”

The incident encapsulates the fundamental contradiction at the heart of George W. Bush’s – and with variations, Barack Obama’s – “war on terror”: The means used to fight it is the most effective recruiting device that organizations like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Shabab, and the Islamic State have.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US foreign policy seems to be engineered to keep these wars of conquest going perpetually; I do not think that this is by accident.

Nov 22 09:38

This Pizzeria Is Not a Child-Trafficking Site

When Mr. Alefantis discovered that his employees were getting similar abusive messages, he looked online to unravel the accusations. He found dozens of made-up articles about Mrs. Clinton kidnapping, molesting and trafficking children in the restaurant’s back rooms. The articles appeared on Facebook and on websites such as The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, with one headline blaring: “Pizzagate: How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington’s Occult Elite.”

None of it was true. While Mr. Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims. He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I told you this was a "Poison the well" setup. The corporate media are going to use this created myth to tarnish the Independent media, even though most responsible Independent media refused to touch it. This would be the equivalent of claiming that The Midnight Sun represents what all newspapers are like, but the Corporate Media are desperate. They can't actually find fake news out here, so they make it up and plant it on us, like they did the "no plane at the Pentagon" nonsense!

Nov 22 09:30

Tensions Mount in Northern Iraq, PM Insists Kurds Must Give Seized Territory Back

Since early in the ISIS war, there has been a suspicion that its resolution within Iraq is just going to lead into yet another war, this time between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The tensions between those sides are already rising even as the fighting over ISIS’ largest city rages.

Iraq has never been entirely comfortable with autonomous, oil-rich Kurdistan, and the KRG leadership has made public their secessionist ambitions, with their leaders saying that outright independence will be discussed as soon as the ISIS fight is over. Yet the biggest source of tension right now is territory.

On paper, KRG territory consists of an area in northern and northeastern Iraq. Yet during the ISIS war, when Iraqi troops were in full retreat, the Kurdish Peshmerga entered the oil rich city of Kirkuk, and declared it part of KRG territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was this, one has to wonder, the "quid pro quo" of the American government for the Peshmerga's help in fighting ISIS; that in return, they could seize Iraqi territory, and the US government would turn a blind eye to this?!?

It appears that the balkanization of Iraq may well have begun, with this Kurdish move.

As long as the US government controls to whom the oil is sold, and in what denomination, the Kurds most probably have nothing to fear.

Nov 22 09:15

Trump Tells Japan PM A Really Funny Joke: "You'll Love This One."

"A pirate walks into a bar," said the President-elect cheerily to Shinzo Abe during his historic recent visit to Palace Trump....

Nov 22 09:13

WHEN IT COMES TO FAKE NEWS, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST CULPRIT

“We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”—Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg
Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy materialpeddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to "The Matrix" for real, folks!!!!

Nov 22 09:08

MEDICS DESCRIBE HOW POLICE SPRAYED STANDING ROCK DEMONSTRATORS WITH TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS

As police unleashed streams of icy water Sunday night against Dakota Access pipeline demonstrators, Linda Black Elk, a member of the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, was helping care for injured demonstrators. The council estimated that 300 people were treated for injuries, including 26 who were taken to area hospitals.
“What it was like was people walking through the dark of a winter North Dakota night, some of them so cold, and sprayed with water for so long, that their clothes were frozen to their body and crunching as they walked. So you could hear this crunching sound and this pop-pop-pop, and people yelling [to the police], ‘We’ll pray for you! We love you!” Black Elk said, describing the scene as police sprayed protesters with water and fired tear gas and rubber bullets during the more than six-hour standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In looking at the video here:

Police used fire hoses on Dakota Access Protestors in Freezing Weather, it appears that what were described as water cannons were, in fact, fire hoses.

However, that being said, the heavy torrent of water coming down from a fire house can easily knock a person over, when it is sprayed directly at them.

The way in which the police sprayed the protesters seemed to be done to attempt to induce hypothermia in as many protesters as possible; it was NOT about "... keeping everybody safe."

Nov 22 08:42

WATER PROTECTOR IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER DAPL POLICE GRENADE BLEW APART HER ARM

Sunday night’s no-holds-barred offensive by police from multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Highway 1806’s Backwater Bridge — in which at least 167 suffered injuries — sent two elders into cardiac arrest, left a 13-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet to the head, and now, one woman will almost certainly lose her arm.

Sophia Walinsky stood among the crowd of around 400 water protectors as the police launched an all-out assault, firing ‘nonlethal’ projectiles, tear gas, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and concussion grenades — one of which reportedly exploded on her left arm, tearing through flesh and exposing bone, and leaving her facing possible amputation.

She is reportedly being cared for in a hospital in Minnesota, and at the time this article was published, the fate of her arm was still unknown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Morton County Sheriff's Office and Governor Dalrymple: if this is an example of how you, collectively, interpret the phrase "to protect and serve", there should be both a snap election, and a mass firing of everyone involved in these incidents.

It appears that the Morton County Sheriff's office is collectively, thoroughly, and cluelessly pig-ignorant on the concept of "de-escalation".

I can assure you that creating martyrs here is only going to make these protests grow exponentially.

If that is what you desire to accomplish, then by all means, continue with these behaviours.

And President-Elect Trump, you have some phone calls to make; and these would to the Tribal Elders of the Rock Sioux; the government, and this sheriff's department. Some real leadership is needed here, sir, and I would like to hope that you will provide it.

Nov 22 08:23

1-minute video: Trump starts ‘fake news’ by refusing executive enforcement of Clinton felonies to operate & hide rogue State Dept., loot & launder $2 billion through Clinton Foundation

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: ZeroHedge:

1-minute from Morning Joe:

A US President’s sworn duty is to enforce US federal law. US President-elect Trump, acting upon apparent ongoing threat to his life, initiated his status as Puppet in Chief and teleprompter reader in Orwellian rejection to uphold the law against Hillary Clinton’s operation of secret rogue State Department as Secretary from 2009 to 2013 connected to looting ~$2 billion in “donations” to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for US government tax-paid contracts. This includes rejection to prosecute Clinton and the DNC for stealing the primary election from Bernie Sanders.

It is “fake news” to call Trump’s action anything other than the Orwellian opposite of law enforcement.

Up to ‘We the People’ to ‘Make America Great Again’ by demanding arrests of .01% rogue state criminals

We the People's choice is to either:

Nov 22 07:25

‘Fake news’? CIA Director admitted to US Senate ~400 agents dictate fake news to manipulate Americans for rogue state empire, easily documented as ongoing ‘corporate media.’

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

FisherOfMen’s revealing 14-minute video, beginning with CIA Director Colby’s testimony to the US Senate for the 1975 Church Committee admitting the CIA directs corporate media how to lie to the American public:

As We the People journey closer to the core of what and who the .01% are within an easily-documented rogue state US empire, one component exposed is criminally-complicit corporate media for propaganda. The 2016 "jump the shark" election ‘coverage’ (and here) had many Americans jolted awake, with follow-up attack that alternative media documenting lying corporate media is “fake news.”

We the People's choice is to either:

Demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes centered in ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, bankster looting in the tens of trillions, and constant lying, OR

Nov 22 07:01

John F. Kennedy's Secret Society Speech Shortly Before His Death

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarrented concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating it's arbitrary actions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control."

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