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Jan 05 18:40

Obama’s Legacy Is Death

If you had any doubt that Obama is trying to provoke a war before he leaves office, question it no more.

(If you’re wondering why he is so adamant to go head-to-head with Putin, here’s an in-depth analysis.)

Jan 05 16:30

Top 5 failed ‘snow free’ and ‘ice free’ predictions

With the U.S. East Coast blanketed in snow once again, it’s hard to imagine that climate scientists and environmentalists predicted years ago that the “end of snow” was nigh and that the Arctic would soon be “ice-free.”

The U.S. East Coast got pounded by yet another winter storm on Monday that brought to temperatures to a 141-year record low in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area. The rash of cold weather and snowstorms have put environmentalists and climate scientists on the defensive, as they explain that one exceptionally cold and snowy winter does not disprove global warming.

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Except that we have had several record-setting winters in a row!

Jan 05 16:20

Video: American University Removes Leonard Peltier Statue After FBI Letter Amid Urgent Push For Clemency

As pressure mounts for President Obama to grant clemency to 71-year-old Native American activist Leonard Peltier.

Jan 05 16:11

Brexit Bust-Up: Resignation Of Britain’s EU Ambassador Unleashes Political Storm

Sir Ivan Rogers could “not be trusted” as Britain’s EU ambassador and must be succeeded by a negotiator with a more positive view of Brexit, according to his critics.

Sir Ivan, who resigned on Tuesday, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks and was due to remain in his post until November. His supporters say the government’s Brexit plans have now been thrown into “chaos” without its most seasoned EU negotiator at the helm.

Jan 05 15:46

Teen Sues Cop Who Tackled Her, City For $5mn Over McKinney Pool Party Incident

The black teenager who was thrown to the ground by a police officer at a pool party in McKinney, Texas is suing the city, police department and former officer Eric Casebolt.

Dajerria Becton claims Casebolt used excessive force and that the police force wasn’t properly trained. Casebolt was captured on cellphone video pushing the 15-year-old, bikini-clad Becton to the ground at a pool party in June 2015 and pointing his gun at other teens, as well as briefly running after other teenagers before being stopped by fellow police officers. About a dozen officers had responded to reports of teens fighting at a community pool in the Dallas suburb.

Jan 05 15:42

Germany: 3,000 Sex Attack Victims In 2016

Third World invaders pretending to be refugees in Germany carried out at least 1,964 serious sex attacks in Germany during 2016, preying on 2,000 adults and 1,000 children, a new study by monitoring group XZ Einzefall has shown.

The true number of attacks and victims is much higher, because police are under orders to withhold hundreds of reports and only respond if the media makes inquiries.

Jan 05 15:32

Green Charity Defiant After Fracking Firm Complains To Advertising Watchdog

Green charity Friends of the Earth denies it was forced to stop publishing an anti-fracking leaflet after energy giant Cuadrilla complained to the advertising watchdog.

The campaign group said the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) dropped the case without a ruling when the charity confirmed the ad is no longer in use.

Jan 05 15:31

Privacy Advocates Warn Of Potential Surveillance Through Listening Devices Like Amazon Echo, Google Home

Privacy experts are keeping a close watch on the case of a Bentonville, Arkansas, man who was charged with murder after prosecutors obtained a warrant to receive data from his Amazon Echo, a voice-activated device that is always listening and often recording. James Andrew Bates says he’s innocent of the murder of Victor Collins, who was found strangled in Bates’s hot tub. Prosecutors hope to search audio recordings on Bates’s Amazon Echo for clues. So far, lawyers for Amazon have refused to comply with the warrant, but the case has drawn national attention and alarmed civil liberties groups. We speak with Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Jan 05 15:06

Anti-Trump Coalition Shows Cracks

Somewhat surprisingly, a genuine grassroots, broad-based movement has emerged to oppose the incoming Trump administration, but perhaps less surprisingly – given the American left’s self-marginalizing tendencies – the nascent efforts may already be descending into sectarianism, finger-pointing and divisive identity-based politics.

Jan 05 14:53

What the %&*# Are US Troops Doing in Lithuania on Russia's Border?

The poor helpless Baltic state of Lithuania, languishing under constant terror of Russian invasion, has just received much need reinforcement courtesy of lame-duck Obama's Pentagon... This comes as a welcome relief. Especially since Lithuania has you know, a big long border with hostile Russia. Oh never mind - they don't... Yeah there's Kaliningrad (the small part of Russia west of Lithuania), but the idea Russia could launch an invasion of NATO from the small exclave, or amass troops (which would have to come by sea and air) without being detected, is ludicrous. Of course, whenever Russia does invade Lithuania, Moscow seems to punish the Lithuanians (like the Ukrainians) by rewarding them with increased territory. After Stalin annexed Lithuania in 1940, he bolstered the fledgling republic with a large swath of former Polish territory - including their current capital Vilnius - formerly the Polish city of Wilno.

Jan 05 14:52

After Trump's Win, Ad Agencies Worry They Misunderstand Consumers

Advertisers are grappling with a stark realization: After spending years courting U.S. consumers with aspirational images of upscale urban living, they may have misjudged the yearnings of much of their audience.

Jan 05 14:52

Washington Post Issues Correction After Getting Hack Story Wrong

On Monday the Washington Post expended 2,000 words in a lengthy correction for errors made in its original 1,500-word article claiming there was a Russian attempt to hack a Vermont utility. It should have left well enough alone.

The correction, offered by one of the original article’s two authors, stepped carefully around full admission of the error: "As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility, according to experts and officials close to the investigation."

Jan 05 14:52

Government Claims Ownership of Rain, Tells Couple To Destroy Pond

An Oregon couple have been ordered to stop collecting rainwater and destroy a 2-acre pond on their property because the government says it is illegal.

Jan 05 14:52

Northern Michigan city buried under record December snow adds 2 feet of flakes

One northern Michigan city set a record for total December snowfall.

Gaylord had 60" of snow during December 2016. December 2016 tops the previous December snowfall record of 57.1" in 2008.

Decent snowfall data goes back to 1951 in downtown Gaylord. The snow is measured once daily by cooperative weather observers.

Jan 05 14:50

False Witnesses: How Doctors Without Borders Spread al-Qaeda's Propaganda

MSF has been 'reporting' atrocities from Syria's Aleppo where it actually has no presence... Here is a paradox for you. The exalted humanitarian outfit (and fundraising wonder) Doctors Without Borders (MSF), aside from providing medical services to people in some of the world's worst hellholes, also believes its mission is to speak out against human rights violations that they witness doing so. In keeping with this mission of "bearing witness" the MSF has therefore repeatedly spoken of attacks by the Syrian government on hospitals and civilians, particularly in Eastern Aleppo. Except here is the catch: Since 2015 MSF has had no international staff on the ground in Syria and has no facilities whatsoever in Aleppo. (The supposed "MSF hospitals" that were supposedly kept being hit in Aleppo upon closer reading actually turn out to merely be "hospitals supported by MSF and other organizations".) So then how is MSF able to "bear witness" to attacks that it could not possibly have seen?

Jan 05 14:50

US Senators Vow To Defeat Putin This Year

President Vladimir Putin has been warned he is doomed to failure in Ukraine and that 2017 will be a year of aggression against Russia.

Jan 05 14:48

UK-Based Monitor: More Than Half of 'Syrian Rebels' Are Foreigners

Foreign fighters dominate rebel casualty rolls according to the anti-Assad Syrian Observatory for Human Rights... End of year means one thing. The "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights", an anti-Assad activist network originally set up in 2006, updates its casualty figures for the Syrian civil war. According to SOHR's updated figures from January 1st 2015 through December 31st 2016 the conflict in Syria cost the lives of: 13,607 civilians (according to SOHR the vast majority killed by the Syrian military); 12,886 Syrian soldiers and pro-government militiamen; 2,306 foreign pro-government fighters; and: 8,130 Syrian opposition fighters (by which SOHR means all rebels including ISIS); 13,297 foreign fighters with the opposition. One may wonder how SOHR is able to gather such precise numbers. Despite the thick fog of war over Syria made worse by the competing propaganda campaigns of the various sides every single number that SOHR provides is given down to a single digit...

Jan 05 14:41

The Plot THICKENS! Obama Administration Caught Lying About Something HUGE!!! Catalyst FOR WORLD WAR?

Are All These Lies Deliberately Pushed FOR WORLD WAR?!?!

First, The Washington Post released a report in which Russian hackers supposedly penetrated the U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont— as of Friday, December 30th, 2016. Although there is no evidence of Russian hacking when it comes to the U.S. power grid, the 2016 "elections," or anywhere, this is the narrative mainstream media heavily pushes...

Jan 05 14:39

Ukraine Army preparing large-scale mobilization of reserve officers

Deputy Chief of Staff of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Mark Andrusyak reported that this year they have planned a large-scale mobilization of reserve officers. "We are planning this year to hold a call. The number of about four thousand ", Andrusyak said. Covered under the call are those who have completed military departments, but did not serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. "According to the guidance documents, the call covers persons up to 43 years of age who did not serve in the armed forces.", said the Colonel General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Jan 05 14:32

US-Led Military Coalition Increases Number Of Advisers In Iraq: Official

The US-led military coalition in Iraq has doubled the number of its military personnel in Iraq as parts of the country’s second largest city, Mosul, still remain under the control of Daesh Takfiri terrorists,

There are now roughly 450 military advisers, said US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian in Baghdad, while speaking to reporters at the Pentagon.

Jan 05 14:32

The Long, Slow Death of Religion

By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies.

Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: Fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church. They tell interviewers their religion is “none.” They ignore faith.

Jan 05 14:31

Scott Walker calls for special session to address heroin epidemic

Gov. Scott Walker has called for a special session of the Legislature to convene at 11 a.m. to take up a series of bills to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

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Jan 05 14:27

You are fired: New Socialist President of Moldova fires pro-NATO Defense Minister

The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, former head of the Socialist Party of Moldova, signed a decree on the resignation of Defense Minister Anatol Salaru, he announced on Facebook. "The Minister flirted with NATO, knowing full well that, under the Constitution, Moldova is a neutral state. He was behind the appearance of American military equipment at the Great National Assembly square on Victory Day, which can be qualified not only as a provocation. He openly advocated for the unification of Moldova with Romania, which is also unacceptable. In addition, he fired a solid number of professionals from defense and state security, replacing them with pro-Liberal party supporters of the unionist ideology," - wrote Igor Dodon. As reported, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip have signed an agreement to open a NATO office in Chisinau.

Jan 05 14:26

2016 Not Warmest Year Ever, Magic Ocean Warming & Mismatched Satellite Temperature Data

2016 has tied 1998 for temperatures with dramatic cooling in the latter part of the year. Using 8 temperature data sets measuring the lower troposphere, interesting how NOAA temps are so far above everything else our there.

Jan 05 14:15

TRUMP IS PI$$ED! HE JUST DESTROYED CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL WITH 2 SENTENCES

President Trump was not elected because the American people want to be Bullsh*tted. We picked him because he take problems head on and comes out on top.

Jan 05 13:48

Riots take a toll (literally) on tollbooths

Protesters against the new tolls set along Panamericana Norte highway turned violent this morning.

Jan 05 13:24

1 In 4 Brits Spy On Their Partner’s Phone – And Often Don’t Like What They Find

It isn’t just unscrupulous tabloid journalists who are happy to snoop through other people’s phones – 22 percent of British people admit to illicitly spying on their partners devices.

Jan 05 13:23

Hate Crime Charges Filed Against Black Thugs Seen Torturing Disabled White Man

We're entering a new era, folks.

"Four black people were charged with hate crimes Thursday in connection with a video broadcast live on Facebook that showed a mentally disabled white man being beaten and taunted, threatened with a knife and forced to drink from a toilet."

Jan 05 13:17

Trump Backs Assange On Russian Hacking Claims, Blasts DNC ‘Carelessness’

President-elect Donald Trump has supported WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s assertions that the Russian government was not the source of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Trump also blasted the political organization for its “carelessness” around its tech security when responding on Twitter Wednesday to an exclusive Fox interview with Assange.

Jan 05 13:16

Is The Onion Advising Democrats Now?

Worst. Persuasion. Ever. Someone needs to do an intervention. This is officially embarrassing.

Jan 05 13:14

Scott Adams: How About an American Expense-lowering Investment Fund?

I’ve been saying in this blog for some time that we can’t tax and budget our way to a better future. We need to work on dramatically lowering the average cost of a high-quality lifestyle. Technology can make that happen if the right startups are nurtured.

Jan 05 13:13

How Truth Gets Lost

Main goal of the news media is not objective information, but its purpose is to manipulate us and influence our way of thinking to suit the wealthy corporations to keep us in ignorance and hear, what they want us to hear, protecting their interests. Money talks. Any garbage will do: sensations, suggestive news, gossip, speculating, making up stories, etc, etc. and truth is irrelevant. Contemporary media forces us their colored and manipulated news, in order to control us, and brainwash us! "Whoever controls the media controls the mind" - Jim Morrison. "In the Netherlands, the media, the news over the years also become more of a hatch and part of other large multinationals, only the VPRO and VARA have partial independent journalism.

Jan 05 13:09

May Planning To Use Brexit To Stop Benefits For EU Migrants

British Prime Minister Theresa May intends to use Brexit to prevent EU migrants from claiming benefits, according to a report.

Senior government sources are working on plans to stop migrants from getting tax credits and other in-work benefits, according to a Times report on Monday.

Jan 05 13:04

CNN’s Don Lemon on Chicago Torture Video: ‘I Don’t Think It Was Evil’

CNN host Don Lemon said Wednesday evening the broadcasted torture of a bound and gagged victim in Chicago was not “evil,” adding that the suspects had “bad home training.”
News broke nationally Wednesday after a Facebook Live video showed the victim beaten, slashed, held at knifepoint, and more in a Chicago apartment while assailants are heard saying “fuck white people” and “fuck Trump.” Chicago police held a press conference the same day to announce an investigation is underway and four adults are in police custody. The suspects held the “traumatized” victim for as many as 48 hours, police said.

“The fact that this was a vulnerable person that was probably duped into going along with them. It appears it is someone who is mentally disabled, I think makes it even more sickening,” said guest Matt Lewis. “But at the end of the day, you just try to wrap your head around evil. That’s what this is, it’s evil. It’s brutality. It’s man’s inhumanity to man.”

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Yes, one has to wonder where their parents are (or were); but one cannot absolve these kids for having no sense of moral responsibility whatsoever.

And Don Lemon, shame on you for attempting to absolve them of any responsibility for their actions, in this segment; their actions were a profound embarrassment to the entire human race!!

Jan 05 13:02

Breaking News is shutting down ("Breaking-News" is an NBC Company) Link is to "Medium", another NBC Company that is in it's death-throws, shutting down its Washington and New York offices, as the independent media grinds the Corporate media into dust

Link to Medium about "Breaking News":
>"" BreakingNews.com and the Breaking News app stopped providing updates and alerts on Dec. 31.
https://medium.com/@breakingnews/breaking-news-is-shutting-down-49104e...

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Link to the ongoing demise of "Medium", which is more or less a NBC umbrella for other multinational Corporations posing as independent, but can't seem to get folks to pay for stuff that is worthless:
>"" (I)n building out this model, we realized we didn't yet have the right solution to the big question of driving payment for quality[sic] content.
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/medium-just-laid-50-employees-an...

Go ahead and gloat, you deserve it ?!

Jan 05 12:57

Lava flow viewing area collapses into ocean

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, five visitors tried to enter the roped-off area and had to be chased out by park rangers. Within 15 minutes, the section of the cliff where the visitors had been standing then crashed into the ocean.

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As I keep telling you, those ropes are NOT for decoration! It may be a National Park, but it is still an active volcano!

Jan 05 12:51

Call this disgusting attack in Obama’s back yard exactly what it is: a Trump-hating race crime against a defenseless white man by young black Americans who shame their country

Few things shock me, as a hard-bitten journalist.
But today, I’m in shock.
I just watched a video that didn’t just sicken me, it contaminated every pore of my soul with feelings of pure, unadulterated, raw disgust and hatred.
The short piece of film I endured depicts a gang of four black teenage thugs, two male, two female, abusing and torturing a poor terrified young white man with special needs.

The sheer scale of their depravity appears to know no bounds.

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This is the logical outcome of all the race-baiting which Obama and Hillary clinton did during the Presidential campaign.

But I have a question; where the hell are these kids' parents?!?

Is this what they taught them, that beating up someone was "perfectly all right and thoroughly moral" because this special needs man was caucasian?!?

All racism is wrong, period, end of of discussion; and the consequences of racism in this country have been, admittedly, horrific; but does racism become "acceptable" if it is black racism against caucasians?!?

And shouldn't ALL Americans be working together to stamp out ALL racism, completely?!?

I was very lucky, during college, to have attended Cal State Dominguez Hills, which was an absolute rainbow community, in terms of its ethic mix. But very kid there, no matter if they were European, Hispanic, Asian, or African-American decent, or any combination thereof, had their eyes, collectively, on the prize, and that was a degree which would help us excel in life.

We sat together; studied together; laughed together, and sometimes, cried together. But the point was, we did this, as human beings, together.

THAT's the kind of America I want to see happen; where families are loving, secure, and where kids learn to be morally responsible, and work with everyone around them in a loving and kind way.

I want to see kids in the poorest of our neighborhoods get the first class education every kid deserves in this country.

It is painfully obvious that the kids who perpetrated these attacks against this defenseless special needs guy never had that.

Unfortunately, the American penal system is weighted infinitely more heavily on punishment than it is on rehabilitation; so even if they are sent away to prison for an ungodly amount of time, the chances that they will come out rehabilitated, and unlikely to re-offend, are slim to none.

Jan 05 12:48

Regulators Reach $5 Million Settlement With Corzine in MF Global Case

On Thursday, federal regulators announced a $5 million settlement with Jon S. Corzine, who ran MF Global when it collapsed into bankruptcy in 2011 and lost more than $1 billion in customer money. The settlement, reached unanimously at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the waning days of the Obama administration and approved by a federal judge this week, caps a long-running spectacle that derailed Mr. Corzine's career and spurred a number of congressional, criminal and regulatory investigations.

The regulatory case arose in 2013, when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued Mr. Corzine, a Democratic former senator and New Jersey governor, for failing to "diligently supervise" the firm as it jeopardized the clients' accounts.

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And nobody goes to jail!

Jan 05 12:46

Top American Intelligence Official Debunks Fake News About Russia Hacking Votes

But today, the head of all U.S. intelligence – James Clapper – told Congress (specifically the Armed Services Committee):

They did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort.

So will the media apologize for scaring the stuffing out of the American people?

Jan 05 12:45

The Entire Russian Hacking Story Is Completely Fake, Here's Why

The Obama administration and the corporate media are still pushing the Russian hacking story. They want America to believe that Russia is ready to bring the power grid, the problem is that there is no real evidence

Jan 05 12:45

FLASHBACK - FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.

Jan 05 12:45

Kmart to close 10 Mich. stores, including original one in Garden City

The nation's first-ever Kmart in Garden City just outside Detroit will be among the 10 Michigan Kmart locations that will shut their doors this spring.

Jan 05 12:31

The Class Struggle In The US In 2017

The year 2017 promises to be one of increasing class struggle in the United States and around the world. In every country, the ruling elites and their political servants want to make the working class pay for the global economic crisis and the costs of war.

Jan 05 12:22

US Aid Package to Israel Incentivizes War

On September 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) pledging $38 billion in “security assistance” to Israel over ten years. The agreement replaces a similar MOU signed by the Bush administration.

However, the Obama administration claimed two key differences on its MOU web page. First, Israel is not allowed to lobby Congress for hundreds of millions in additional funds from its embassy and US affinity organizations. Second, more of the ten-year allotment must be spent on US military contractors rather than inside Israel. However, “escape clauses” in the written agreement – which the White House never released – make such limitations unlikely. Most worrying, the MOU dangles Israel a blank check if it launches war on its neighbors, while continuing to provide the IDF with the free food and fuel it would need to sustain such a conflict.

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President Obama should have known better than to have signed off on this deal; and if he thought, for one second, that Israel would use this money for defensive, rather than offensive, military operations, he was being dangerously naive, and indulging in what can only be characterised as "magical thinking".

The nation of Israel just cannot get along with nearly any countries in its neighborhood; and potentially, Israel may well use this money toward waging wars on neighboring countries it thinks it can get away with attacking, potentially like Lebanon, which is no where nearly as militarily capable as is Israel.

Jan 05 12:21

NY Times 1989: no global warming trend

“The study, made by scientists for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters. It is based on temperature and precipitation readings taken at weather stations around the country from 1895 to 1987.”

Then comes the revisionist stepping-back from the explosive finding:

“Dr. Kirby Hanson, the meteorologist who led the study, said in a telephone interview that the findings concerning the United States do not necessarily ‘cast doubt’ on previous findings of a worldwide trend toward warmer temperatures…He said that the United States occupies only a small percentage of Earth’s surface and that the new findings may be the result of regional variations.”

Jan 05 12:21

This Wondrous National Park … Brought to You By McDonald’s?

By Jon Quealley

A controversial set of new rules quietly given final approval over the recent holiday—allowing national parks in the United States to expand corporate sponsorships and commercial contracts with private companies—is being called a “disgrace” by those who say the move is a betrayal of what the nation’s parks should be...

Jan 05 12:18

Hyperface project: Anti-surveillance clothing blocks security cameras’ facial-recognition software

New anti-surveillance clothing has been developed, allowing wearers to prevent security cameras which use facial recognition technology from recognizing them. The clothing uses complex colored patterns of digitalized faces, and parts of faces, to overload and trick facial recognition software. The patterned design of the clothing overwhelm and confuse facial recognition systems by presenting them with too many faces to read simultaneously.

Jan 05 12:18

Boris Johnson ‘Not Reading His Briefs And Alienating EU Ministers’ – Peer Alleges

A Liberal Democrat peer has claimed that the UK’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is frustrating his own department by not reading briefs and alienating EU foreign ministers.

Baron William Wallace described how civil servants are “in despair” over Johnson, who is not giving “clear guidance” to his officials.

Jan 05 12:17

A Special Appeal

Over the past 41+ years, with over 20 years of good time (GT) credit, I have now over 60 prison years of time served. Under the Old Law system that applies to my case, this is by far longer than I was supposed to serve. Per the laws I’m under and that apply to my case, 7 years was a life sentence!! It did not mean that was all I was supposed to serve, but that I was eligible to be paroled and unless they had evidence to keep me in prison, I was to be granted parole.

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For those unfamiliar with the story of Leonard, see the documentary "Incident at Oglala", which is available online as a pay per view. The events of that case were fictionalized into "Thunder Heart", the best film Val Kilmer ever did.

The short version was that the FBI was embarrassed by the killing of their agents, and needed to "get someone" to save face. Leonard was that someone, and he was clearly set up and framed, which is why even today the FBI opposes a pardon and even screamed to get a statute of Leonard removed from a college campus (see below).

More details are in the following video.


The Framing of Leonard Peltier as told by John Trudell from Indigenous RPTV on Vimeo.

John Trudell, who narrates the above, also acted in "Thunder Heart."

Jan 05 12:11

Afghan murderer who BEHEADED woman in Holland allowed into UK without checks and then attacked cops with hammer

A convicted murderer who beheaded a woman in Holland after allegedly watching Taliban videos was allowed into the UK without any checks - where he then attacked two police officers with a hammer.

Savage Jamshid Piruz found himself free to wander into the UK unchallenged despite having served seven years in Holland for slaughtering his female tenant and hacking her head off.

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Jan 05 12:09

U.S. Quietly Drops “Financial Bombshell”: Wall Street Banks Have $2 Trillion European Exposure

At a time when international business headlines are filled with reports of a massive banking bailout in Italy and the potential for systemic risks from Germany’s struggling giant, Deutsche Bank, the OFR report delivers this chilling statement:

“U.S. global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) have more than $2 trillion in total exposures to Europe. Roughly half of those exposures are off-balance-sheet…U.S. G-SIBs have sold more than $800 billion notional in credit derivatives referencing entities domiciled in the EU.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should such a scenario unfold, the excrement will hit the ventilation system with incredible rapidity.

As as we have counseled for a long time, don't panic: plan.

Before and until cash is banished outright (and we can see just how "swimmingly" that is working out for the people of Greece and India), have absolutely no more cash in your bank than you need to pay your bills. Invest in some silver and gold assets, under your own control.

Remember, should such a situation hit, the US government, no matter what Trump's most heroic efforts may be to temper this, cannot possibly position the US economy for a "soft landing" here.

Have storable food, potable water, and extra medications for your family, and your pets.

Have a bug-out plan the whole family understands, and if you have kids in school, find out what their policies are for handing back kids to their parents, when the parents need to have them under parental, rather than the school's control.

Be able to defend yourself and those you love from looters.

Find out what skills, or objects, you can barter with neighbors you trust; create community.

Jan 05 12:08

Another look at Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s death

I’m taking another look because I have a new statement about a related case: Melaney Parker, a woman found dead on the railroad tracks in Marfa, Texas, in 2013, after a train hit her.

The same judge who inexplicably decided Scalia needed no autopsy, after he died in Texas, in 2016, came to the same conclusion in the Melaney Parker case.

That Texas judge is Cinderela Guevara.

Jan 05 11:56

Talk Grows in U.S. of Possibility of Military Strikes on North Korea

Talk is growing in the United States of the possibility of using military strikes to take out North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, threatened he’s close to testing a long-range missile apparently capable of hitting the U.S.

Kim said in his New Year’s Day address that the communist nation has reached the final stage of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile. The remark was seen as a thinly veiled threat that Pyongyang is close to developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the continental U.S.

The threat appears to have stoked genuine fears of security among Americans, with reporters bombarding the Defense Department with questions of what the U.S. is going to do about the North’s missile, including whether it’s going to shoot it down or even launch a preemptive strike before it’s fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one very critical word left out of this debate; that word is "China".

I would like to very politely remind those who think that a massive, pre-emptive attack on North Korea would be a "good thing" of the following:

The Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty was a treaty signed on July 11, 1961 between North Korea and the People's Republic of China.

This treaty includes military aid.

China's military has been doing a great deal of incredible weapons development in the last couple of years; it is a nuclear-capable country, and its jets have the ability to reach the US for tactical bombing runs, should Chinese leadership want to do that.

And in December of last year, this happened:

China to give Philippines $14mn in guns, offers $500mn long-term loan

So, rather than sabre-rattling, once Trump is inaugurated, there should be some very discreet, brutally honest, back-channel discussions with the Chinese leadership about what, other than an outright military strike, the US, and China could do, in concert, to get North Korea and Kim Jung Un back to the negotiating tables to talk peace and trade guarantees, in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons program.

And now would be an excellent time to do this, because in many Beijing's inner circle now consider China's relationship with North Korea to be infinitely more of a liability than an asset, because of its dogged insistence on continuing its nuclear weapons programs, even after UN sanctions against it, which China supported last November:

Toughest UN sanctions yet to cost North Korea $800 million

Jan 05 11:33

Federal Proposal Would Strip Funds from Sanctuary Campuses

A U.S. representative from California has introduced a bill to block Title IV funds to colleges and universities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Jan 05 11:32

Issa Rips California for Hiring Holder — Millions Spent on ‘Somebody Who Probably Shouldn’t Have a Law License’

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) slammed his home state’s government for its decision to retain the services of former Attorney General Eric Holder to take on the Trump administration on immigration issues.

“Well, he’s been proven he is willing to lie to Congress,” Issa said. “So, that’s a good start. You know, this is the only attorney general — the only Cabinet officer ever held in contempt for refusing to comply with the law. He’s a bad choice, so apparently it’s more of a political statement — millions of dollars spent on somebody who probably shouldn’t have a law license any longer.”

Jan 05 11:31

US Senators Introduce Bill to Move Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Three US senators introduced a bill to congress on Wednesday that would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, defying international stances on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict resting on a two-state solution.

According to The Guardian, Republican senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Dean Heller (Nevada), and Marco Rubio (Florida), introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act at the 115th Congress in Washington on Wednesday, as Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives for the first time since 2007.

If implemented, the bill would give legitimacy to Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem since 1967, disregard Palestinian claims to the city, and possibly terminate a longstanding White House policy to perpetually defer a 1995 Congressional decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the embassy there.

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Should such a move go forward, it will cripple any chances for a true and lasting peace in the Middle East, and demonstrate that the US government is pathologically incapable of being an "honest broker" for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Jan 05 11:23

2016 'deadliest year' for West Bank children in decade

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said.

The organisation's chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 "the deadliest year of the past decade" for them, the group said in a recent report.

Many of those killings happened during Israeli military raids on Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank, confrontations with the Israeli army or during unarmed protests.

"Israeli soldiers employ a shoot-to-kill policy. They have the green light to kill Palestinians, and the fact that they can do so with impunity and no consequences builds the foundation for such shootings to take place," Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Programme Director at DCI-Palestine, told Al Jazeera.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The assassination of children is an assassination of a culture's future, and this is precisely what is happening to Palestinian kids in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Serial Israeli genocide of Palestinians, coupled with robust expulsions of Palestinian families from homes in which those families have lived for generations, appears to be the order of the day in Israel.

But there is a statement that lawmakers in Tel Aviv should keep in mind from the Jewish tradition as expressed by the highly respected Rabbi, Maimonides: "Do not do anything to anyone which you would not want done to you."

I do not know how, or in what format, but the hubristic intransigence of Israel in preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state may well come back to haunt it, and with an unimaginable vengeance.

Jan 05 11:18

At least 50 Donald Trump electors were illegally seated as Electoral College members: report

More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders.

That stunning finding is among the conclusions of an extensive 1,000-plus page legal briefing prepared by a bipartisan nationwide legal team for members of Congress who are being urged to object to certifying the 2016 Electoral College results on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Hillaryites are still playing games. If Congress rejects the electoral college vote, the election gets thrown into the Congress under the rules in the Twelfth Amendment, which limits Congress to considering only the top three candidates from the electoral college results. That is Trump, Clinton, and Powell. Congress is not going to vote Hillary in. Colin Powell is hardly situated to replace Trump, so the Congress will vote Trump into the White House.

All this liberalologist whining and crying is wrecking America's image around the world.

Jan 05 11:15

Ultrasound Tracking Could Be Used to Deanonymize Tor Users

Ultrasounds emitted by ads or JavaScript code hidden on a page accessed through the Tor Browser can deanonymize Tor users by making nearby phones or computers send identity beacons back to advertisers, data which contains sensitive information that state-sponsored actors can easily obtain via a subpoena.

Webmaster addition: This looks like a bluff to scare people from using Tor. Even the best computer speakers are not able to produce sounds above 20,000; the upper end of the human hearing range.

Jan 05 11:02

Moscow braces for severe hoar frost after snowstorm

A "be prepared" warning has been issued in Moscow ahead of the approaching major winter storm, the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) said on Wednesday. Forecasters warned that over 20% of monthly precipitation was expected to cover Moscow in the next 24 hours. Along with this, northern winds will bring cold air masses into the Moscow region. The winds will get stronger to 5-10 meters per second, with gusts up to 17 meters per second. A severe hoar frost is expected to grip Moscow on Thursday night after the snowfall. On Eastern Christmas Eve the temperatures will plunge to -23C, or even -28C and on Christmas Day, January 7, to -24-29C. Average temperatures are expected to be 14C below normal.

Jan 05 10:58

Republican ‘Audit The Fed’ Bill Set To Pass

Controversial legislation to subject the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy powers to outside scrutiny is getting new life in Washington.

Jan 05 10:58

Russia’s Interior Ministry wants better mechanism of migrants’ control

The mechanism of control over migrants’ entry and stay in Russia should be improved, Head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Main Department for Migration Olga Kirillova told TASS on Thursday. "Foreign citizens may enter and exit the country upon their compulsory compliance with the requirements of the existing legislation. The implementation of the laws on countering illegal migration and migrants’ illegal labor has contributed to the positive development of the migration situation," she said. "At the same time, we need to understand who arrives in our country, from where and with what goals. Due to this, the mechanism of control of foreigners’ entry and stay in Russia should be improved," she added. The basic instruments for organizing work to counter illegal migration are available while its higher efficiency will help consolidate efforts and coordinate the activity of all the departments concerned, Kirillova said.

Jan 05 10:55

Dollar drops below 60 to the ruble on Moscow Exchange, lowest since July 31, 2015

The US dollar dopped 54 kopecks against the Russian ruble to reach 59.92 rubles per dollar. This is the first time the dollar is worth below 60 rubles since July 31, 2015. The euro dropped 55 kopecks comapered with Wednesday's close to reach 62.81 rubles. The Russian currency is strengthening on higher oil prices. Brent crude futures with February delivery grew 0.34% on the ICE in London to $56.65 per barrel.

Jan 05 10:55

Buried government report reveals looming fiscal crisis

A shocking new report quietly released by the federal government admits that their finances could collapse in the coming decades if politicians don’t make responsible choices

Jan 05 10:53

China’s economy expected to grow by 6.5% in 2017 - forecast

China’s economy may grow at a rate of 6.5% in 2017, the Chinese Academy of Sciences said in its forecast on Thursday. China’s foreign trade may shrink by 5% to $3.53 trillion and its trade surplus is expected to equal $471 billion in 2017 amid the slowing global economy and some depreciation of the Chinese national currency, the report says. China’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation in the country, may reach about 2.3% in 2017, the report says. According to official data, China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, the slowest pace since 1990. Therefore, China’s economic growth has tended to slow down in the past few years. China’s GDP grew by 10.4% in 2010, 9.2% in 2011 and 7.8% in 2012. This growth slowed down to 7.7% in 2013 and 7.4% in 2014. China’s CPI grew by 1.4% in 2015 and by 2% in 2014.

Jan 05 10:51

Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training at Minot Air Force Base

An engine dropped out of a B-52 bomber during a training flight on Wednesday, the Air Force has confirmed following questions from Defense News. Because the B-52 runs on eight Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 turbofan engines, pilots were able to land the aircraft safely without any injury to the five personnel on board. The Air Force has since dispatched a UH-1N Huey helicopter to recover engine debris, which was found located in an unpopulated area about 25 nautical miles northeast of Minot Air Force Base, an Air Force spokesman said in a statement. There were no weapons onboard the B-52, which belongs to Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing and was conducting a training mission, he said. The service was not able to provide the root cause of the mishap, but the spokesman said an initial safety investigation has been initiated. The incident could also ignite debate about whether and how to re-engine the service’s B-52 inventory.

Jan 05 10:51

GREECE BANS CASH: TAX-ALLOWANCE POSSIBLE ONLY THROUGH PAYMENTS VIA PLASTIC MONEY

Greece is banning the use of cash the soft way. As of 1.1. 2017, taxpayers will be granted tax-allowance and tax deduction only when they have made payments via credit or debit cards. The new guidelines refer to employees, pensioners, farmers but also unemployed.

Accepted expenditure will be:

purchases for food and supermarket products, electronic and electric devices, household equipment, footwear, clothing, fuel, furniture, cigarettes*, drinks

Restaurants, cafeterias,bars and hotels

Services like by hairdressers and beauty parlors, gyms and dance schools, car repair, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, lawyers and accountants.

For doctors and pharmacy the same practice will be valid as in last year. The tax office will accept the expenditure only if payments are made per credit card or bank transfer.

Jan 05 10:49

Keep Your Cash: Civil Asset Forfeiture Curtailed Under New California Law

Heading out to make a cash purchase? Heading to the bank to make deposit a from your food truck earnings? Heading home with your poker winnings?

The good news is that as of today, California law enforcement can no longer grab and keep your cash (if under $40,000); neither can they permanently take your property of any value, including cars, wedding rings and homes — unless they secure a conviction. If you didn’t know about this unjust law, one that essentially gave law enforcement free reign to take your stuff with almost no recourse, consider yourself lucky.

Jan 05 10:44

‘Broken Promises’ Or ‘Sick Again’? New Congress Draws Battle Lines Over Obamacare

As the Republican leadership of the 115th Congress prepares to fulfill US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, Democrats are digging in to defend President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

Jan 05 10:42

BUILDING TOTALITARIANISM IN EUROPE – THE LAST COUP OF VICTORIA NULAND

Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State, did not spend much time and energy with Christmas and New Year celebrations this year. She has another very urgent and pressing problem to solve, before leaving the State Department, and this is the “Cyprus conflict”. The way she wants to solve this conflict is by transforming a second member of the EU, after Greece, into a protectorate. As the proposed solution for Cyprus is higlhy unstable, powers outside the EU will be provided also with a bomb inside it, that is with the possibillity of provoking a Bosnian-type conflict inside, not outside EU borders.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, and a complete nightmare for the Cypriot people, if it is allowed to move forward!!

Jan 05 10:32

Obama Seized Enough Land and Water in 8 Years to Cover Texas Three Times

Last week, in one of his final moves out of the Oval Office, Obama executively designated more than 1.5 million acres of land as national monuments, preserving their untouched façade while closing them to human expansion, development, energy use, ranching or state or local jurisdiction.

In a move ignored by the liberal media last week, Obama unilaterally seized more than 1.3 million acres from Utah to establish the Bears Ears Monument, preserving it at the behest of conservationist groups and Native American tribes who claimed the land was sacred. Utah’s state legislature, however, opposed the unilateral land grab across party lines, with many speculating that Obama’s move is the latest in an attempt to limit efforts from incoming President Donald Trump to expand domestic energy production.

Jan 05 10:32

Marijuana Activists To Supply Thousands Of Joints At Trump Inauguration

Donald Trump’s inauguration is shaping up to be the most mellow inauguration in history.

Jan 05 10:30

NETANYAHU’S ART OF HIDING THE TRUTH BY TWISTING WORDS

Last month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued two public statements. When the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution criticizing settlements, Netanyahu attacked it for not condemning Syria. When Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s decision to let the resolution pass, Netanyahu attacked him for not sufficiently condemning the Palestinians.

In both responses, the Israeli leader illustrated George Orwell’s famous insight: The abuse of human beings starts with the abuse of language.

Jan 05 10:30

THE FÜHRER’S BELL TOLLS FOR THEE

Has it not been a long time since Palestine disappeared from the agenda of the international community of states which always gives so much importance to compliance with the international law? What did Kerry achieve in the end with his embittered speech? Like all its predecessors, the Obama Administration is facing the ruins of mistaken politics towards its precious favourite ally Israel.

Jan 05 10:22

The "Russian Hacking" Story Changes Again

However, in the latest change of the narrative, this time the allegation is that Russia provided the hacked data through a third party, three U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to get around Assange's repeated statements that he did not get the leaked emails from Russia by claiming that Russia gave the data to a third party who then gave it to Wikileaks without telling them the source.

Jan 05 10:19

NAACP Sit-In At Sen. Sessions' Office Puts AG Pick's Worrisome History In Crosshairs

Saying he represents “a threat to all of our civil rights,” roughly 30 people led by the NAACP on Tuesday occupied the Mobile, Ala. office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general.

Jan 05 10:11

That Time HRW’s Ken Roth Contradicted Himself Twice In 4 Days Over Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

Human Rights Watch and its Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, have managed a number of brazen failures in their attempt to support Western-backed terrorists in their goal of advancing Western imperialism in Syria. From using photos of cities the United States has bombed in order to blame the destruction on Bashar al-Assad to attacking Syrian nuns who attempted to correct Western media propaganda about kidnapped civilians in Lattakia, HRW has made a name for itself as one of the loudest shill organizations originating out of Soros Land.

Kenneth Roth, however, appears to be in a race with his own organization to see who can discredit and/or humiliate him/itself the most...

Jan 05 10:08

In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al Qaeda

The Syrian government—a dictatorship known for imprisoning, torturing and disappearing dissidents—is easy to vilify. And over the last five years of Syria’s civil war, it has committed its share of atrocities. But there is more than one side to every story, and US media coverage has mainly reflected one side—that of the rebels—without regard for accuracy or basic context.

Jan 05 10:07

They’re Already Gearing Up To Impeach Trump

A personal note. My comments below reflect a commitment to rule of law principles, not support or rejection of Trump as America’s 45th president. Judge him based on how he serves once in office, no other way.

Deplorable treatment he got while campaigning and continuing post-election as president-elect is unprecedented in US political history – one of many examples of a rogue state off-the-rails, bipartisan corruption too entrenched to fix.

Jan 05 09:50

A well-kept open secret: Washington is behind India’s brutal experiment of abolishing most cash

In early November, without warning, the Indian government declared the two largest denomination bills invalid, abolishing over 80 percent of circulating cash by value. Amidst all the commotion and outrage this caused, nobody seems to have taken note of the decisive role that Washington played in this. That is surprising, as Washington's role has been disguised only very superficially.

Jan 05 09:50

Clapper admits that "Russian hacking" had no effect on the election results

Russian hacking efforts "did not change the vote tallies"

Jan 05 09:46

Will US intelligence finally supply solid evidence of Russian hacking influencing the election?

Speaking to NPR, an unnamed US official said the reports will be segmented into public, classified and "highly compartmented" versions, while some of the findings will reportedly remain off-limits to even some officials who have top-secret security clearance.

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Jan 05 09:44

Clapper: RT reporting on US problems part of ‘multifaceted’ Russian campaign to undermine elections

RT’s reporting on US issues was part of a “multifaceted Russian campaign” to undermine America, according to the outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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Jan 05 09:42

Pluto's Earth-like ridges revealed: Icy feature has only ever been seen before on our planet

Since Nasa's New Horizons probe started examining Pluto, a mountain of evidence has revealed the dwarf planet, once thought a cold, dead world, is filled with geological activity.

From the discovery of clouds in its atmosphere to a syrupy ocean beneath its surface, the tiny world at the edge of our solar system has become much more interesting to scientists since its demotion from planet status over ten years ago.

Now a new study has revealed Pluto is home to icy ridges called 'penitentes', that had only before been found on our home planet, in the Andes.

Jan 05 09:38

Vermont Residents Don’t Want To ‘Foot The Bill’ For Syrian Refugees

Some small-town residents of Rutland, Vt., are upset at their mayor’s decision to resettle 100 Syrian refugees throughout 2017 in the area.

Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras defended his decision, saying the town’s demographics are declining, and they are having trouble recruiting younger workers. He also thinks refugees will bring cultural diversity.

Jan 05 09:38

From Agriculture To Demonetisation: Not ‘Make In India’ But Made In Washington

A version of the following piece was originally published in June 2016. However, since then, India’s PM Narendra Modi has embarked on a ‘demonetisation’ policy, which saw around 85 percent of India’s bank notes becoming invalid overnight.

Jan 05 09:28

The Truth About Those Clinton & DNC Leaks

Assange, who received the computer-data from what U.S. President Barack Obama alleges was ‘Russian hackers’, had an opportunity, in his 3 January 2017 interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, to deny the allegation by Craig Murray (a former British Ambassador and longtime friend of Assange) that no Russian or any other hackers were involved passing that information to Wikileaks; and, in reply, Assange declined the invitation to deny it, and he said, in short: Obama and his Administration are flat-out lying about this matter.

Jan 05 09:08

SEARS TO SELL OFF CRAFTSMAN FOR $900 MILLION

Jan 05 09:06

Federal agencies rush to fill job openings to beat Trump's hiring freeze

Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of President Barack Obama's administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.

Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires, and making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews.

Jan 05 08:57

WARNING - New ransomware will delete ALL the files on your computer, unless you read THIS

A BIZARRE new bout of ransomware has appeared online that infects your computer, locks all of your files, and threatens to delete the encrypted files unless you read two articles online in an allotted time.

This new ransomware might be one of the strangest – and most frustrating – we've ever seen.

The nightmarish ransomware is an in-development variant of the Koolova Ransomware capable of encrypting and deleting every file on your computer.

But what makes this new virus so unusual is the fact that it gives users the chance to avoid the catastrophic deletion of everything on their machine – by simply educating themselves about the dangers of ransomware.

Jan 05 08:54

Relax, Gold Only Has Another $80 Downside: Gerald Celente

“In a cashless society, gold is going to be worth even more.”

Jan 05 08:46

NASA’s Voyager 2 heads for star Sirius... by time it arrives humans will have MUTATED

NASA satellite Voyager 2, which is an incredible 10 BILLION miles from Earth, has fired thrusters that will allow it to leave our solar system for interstellar space.

Voyager 2, which was launched in August 1977 and is still functioning despite the mind-boggling distances and numbers involved, has set course for Sirius – the brightest star in the sky.

Astonishingly, even travelling at around 40,000mph it will take 296,000 years to reach Sirius.

Most experts believe mankind will have long since become extinct, or will have evolved into an entirely different species by that time.

Jan 05 08:44

Blaze rips through oil rig as survivors jump into sea in desperate escape bid

OIL workers were forced to throw themselves off a rig into the sea after a massive fire engulfed the platform.

The US Coast Guard are at the scene 80 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, near New Orleans, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The fire is thought to have started at 2.30am local time (8.30am GMT).

The Clean Gulf oil spill cooperative have dispatched an emergency oil response team to the fire, the US Coast Guard said.

Jan 05 08:42

Ransomware scum: 'I believe I'm a good fit. See attachments'

Criminals are posing as job applicants to drop ransomware into human resources departments.

The ransomware vector contains two attachments. One is a harmless PDF cover letter designed to convince the human resources operative that the criminal's email exchange is legitimate.

A second Excel spreadsheet attachment contains the ransomware payload – a variant of Petya which Check Point researchers designated GoldenEye.

Staff are requested to enable macros – an ancient but sadly effective means of Windows box popping, according to Microsoft – which allows the ransomware to begin encrypting the local drive.

Jan 05 08:41

Nationwide to eliminate 138 jobs in Cleveland area

Nationwide plans to eliminate 138 jobs in the Cleveland area during the course of 2017 as part of its plan to exit a line of business, but the insurer anticipates that many of the affected workers will find new jobs.

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Suuuuuuuuuuure they will!

Jan 05 08:29

Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.

A statue of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier is being removed from the campus of American University in Washington, D.C.

The 9-foot-tall wooden statue is located outside of the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Its placement there in early December was announced by the school with the following disclaimer: "American University regards this statue as an exhibited piece of art and takes no position on the advocacy movement."

But administrators changed their minds just days after hearing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association, a non-profit organization of active and retired agents. The group sent a letter to university president Neil Kerwin on December 29 to complain about the installation.

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Petty. Very petty.

Jan 05 08:21

100+ Websites for Readers Who Are Tired of the Mainstream News & Perspectives from Institutions

Listed below is a chance to recover your senses and to stop being complicit in the way the world is organized presently. The Elites are controlling us by confusion and therefore making us dependent on their Institutions. It's time to break free and have a Macrocosmic understanding of actual narratives that exist. The only way to understand yourself, your existence, and reality.

Jan 05 08:19

Two Months After Election, FBI Admits They Never Looked At DNC Email Servers

There seems to be nothing the Democrats won’t attribute to Russian hackers supposedly interfering with the 2016 Presidential election. They want to find excuses to explain Hillary Clinton’s historic lost to President elect Donald Trump, and the media is helping them make up stories.

Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has made a shocking announcement about their investigations into those same DNC email servers, which caused so many problems for Team Clinton. The FBI now admits they never looked at the server before placing blame on Russia!

The FBI didn’t bother to conduct a forensic analysis of the servers.

Jan 05 08:18

Happy New Year Donbass: From Killer John McCain & Co.

On New Year’s Eve America’s two most famous warmongers, US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited the troops of Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko in Mariupol overlooking the battle lines with self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s. Then scant minutes after the American dignitary’s departure, the soldiers they promised aid and support to opened fire. Breaking the Minsk imposed truce for the hundredth time, the so-called “UKROPS” began shelling areas of the Donbass.

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