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"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." -- Sinclair Lewis

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May 25, 2015

May 25 22:01

Blocking a Nuclear-Free Mideast

With a large undeclared arsenal of nukes and the missiles to deliver them, Israel ranks as the world’s top rogue nuclear state, even as it threatens to bomb Iran over the theoretical possibility of building a single nuclear weapon, hypocrisy backed up by the U.S.

May 25 21:58

The Subversion of Life, Liberty and Happiness - The Global Elite’s Crimes Against Humanity

As societies become hollowed out, with empty echoes of patriotism ringing out, they increasingly resemble boxes. The only thing inside however is a giant, brutal mechanical hand. There is nothing else apart from it. And it’s only function is to pull the lid shut if anyone ever dares to tear it open and shed light into the box. If successful, they will see the immorality, the lies, the hypocrisies. The social control based on the subversion of life, liberty and happiness.

May 25 21:43

Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn't Fall, They Were Pushed

Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars.

May 25 18:42

McCain asks for strategy to end terrorism. Here’s one: US military arrests .01% War Criminals like McCain

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

https://vimeo.com/5341730

hat tip: PressTV and David Icke

US Senate Armed Services Committee Chair, John McCain, says he prays for the US military to end terrorism in the Middle East.

Those of us awake to the long history of US-initiated Wars of Aggression began on lies share Senator McCain’s prayers. Therefore, we formally request US military to enact their Oaths of Enlistment to refuse all orders related to obviously unlawful armed attacks, and for US military officers to enact their lawful responsibility to arrest those who issue obviously unlawful orders associated with Wars of Aggression.

May 25 12:53

Rand Paul posts cartoon graveyard tribute on Memorial Day to go with his clownish campaign

Presidential hopeful Randy Paul has posted a message and video via social media urging the public to "Let us never forget the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty." Rand couldn't even go to the trouble of going to an actual veteran's graveyard, but rather did a voiceover version of a literal cartoon cemetery on a youtube video. Those who didn't ignore Rand's pathetic attempt were critical of it.

May 25 12:53

Protests grow against Facebook's Internet.org

project threatens freedom of expression, privacy and the principle of net neutrality.

May 25 12:46

Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

Protests are mounting against decisions by the NATO-backed regime in Kiev to drastically increase prices for energy, water, and other basic necessities. Protesters reportedly set up a mock gallows near government buildings in downtown Kiev this weekend. The protests follow a march on May 16 of an estimated 5,000 people in Kiev to protest the price hikes.

May 25 12:28

Coconut and Thyroid Connection: How It Supports Healthy Thyroid Function

A good place to start uncovering issues is to consider the efficiency of the thyroid. Often, even if your test results say you are fine, the thyroid is struggling to do its job. Without a properly functioning thyroid, it is nearly impossible to feel and look well.

May 25 12:22

Distrust of US government unprecedented: Mike Huckabee

Americans’ distrust of the US government has reached unprecedented levels as a result of the National Security Agency’s phone spying program along with recent revelations that Hillary Clinton used private servers for official emails, according to a former US governor.

May 25 11:19

(Breaking) - Multiple Threats to Airplanes Bound for Different US Airports

UPDATE: Officials Concerned About Bigger Plot to Disrupt Air Travel In NYC Area

US fighter jets escort flight to NYC after threat


May 25 11:15

A project dubbed the "biggest construction failure" in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs -- already $1 billion over budget and more than a year behind schedule -- is getting another $100 million taxpayer bailout.

Construction will continue on a new veterans medical center near Denver, expected to serve 400,000 former military service members and their families. Ahead of Memorial Day, contractors had prepared to stop work on the project as approved funding dried up after repeated overruns and delays.

May 25 11:14

Low-income homeowners get free solar panels thanks to cap & trade. The arrays will save most homeowners $400 to $1,000 per year on electricity, depending on where they live

The spread of residential solar power has been largely a middle-class affair.
Despite plunging prices in the last seven years, rooftop solar arrays remain an expensive home improvement, costing $15,000 or more. A 2013 study by the liberal research and advocacy group Center for American Progress found that 67 percent of solar arrays installed in California went to ZIP codes with a median household income between $40,000 and $90,000. Wealthier areas accounted for almost all of the rest.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 10:45

Report: Terrorist Nuke Attack May Be Carried Out Inside the United States in Next 12 Months

It’s just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel from Mexico and hey presto, they’re mingling with another 12 million “illegal” aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car...

May 25 10:44

Obama playing politics with US defense: Armed Services chief

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry says President Barack Obama is playing politics by threatening to veto a military spending bill.


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May 25 10:33

70 years after World War II, Dutch families show they have never forgotten their liberators. Each grave in the American cemetery has a waiting list of families to care for it

They haven’t forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II.

May 25 10:32

Punish US Generals for Mismanaging $36 million in Afghan War Funds, Says Inspector General. Senator says “this is one of the most outrageous, deliberate, and wasteful misuses of taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan we’ve ever seen"

A $36 million command and control center planned for Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan as part of the 2011 U.S.troop surge was built even though multiple officials had warned it was unneeded, a watchdog reported Wednesday.


May 25 10:15

Detroit water shutoffs to begin Tuesday

The water department has delivered about 3,000 shutoff notices to households with delinquent bills since May 11, giving those customers 10 business days to make arrangements to pay their bill.

May 25 10:12

"Incommunicado" Forever: Gitmo Detainee’s Case Stalled for 2,477 Days and Counting

Since being seized in a raid in Pakistan in 2002, Abu Zubaydah has had his life controlled by American officials, first at secret sites, where he was tortured, and since 2006 in a small cell in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May 25 10:11

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE RIVERO

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For Memorial Day

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I got a lot of emails about my comment on yesterday's radio show on how wars murder our future, so I decided to repost the graphic on that concept.


May 25 10:11

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved fire sides to smite the foe.

May 25 10:11

VETERANS' DAY - WALTER LEWIS SMITH

Here is one veteran; not a glyph on a wall, but a man with a name, a face, and a history. To his friends and family he was a real human being, even though to the War Department he was just another statistic.

But as I think back on him, I know for a fact that he and the millions of others who served in all the various wars the United States became entangled in would be shocked and saddened to see that the government for which they sacrificed so much has become the very embodiment of all that they fought so hard against. No more First Amendment, warrantless spying on Americans, show trials, confessions extracted by torture, workers looted to enrich Wall Street criminals, protesters beaten and shot; for this Walter gave up a lung?

May 25 10:09

Kennedy Drops Bombshell: 70% News Ad Revenue From Pharma

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is at it again. After speaking in Sacramento, California against SB-277, pummeling the Centers for Disease Control during public testimony in Vermontand appearing on Bill Maher’s HBO show to do the same, he has now broke major news during a recent interview. Speaking with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura regarding the vaccine industry and big pharma, Kennedy confirmed what many have assumed by stating:

“I ate breakfast last week with the president of a network news division and he told me that during non-election years, 70% of the advertising revenues for his news division come from pharmaceutical ads. And if you go on TV any night and watch the network news, you’ll see they become just a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. He also told me that he would fire a host who brought onto his station a guest who lost him a pharmaceutical account.”

May 25 10:07

#JeSuisLeSouq

Dutch restaurant owners cited their gastronomical focus in explaining why they had replaced Israel with Palestine in a map of the Middle East they had printed.

May 25 10:07

NON LETHAL MURDER

A Palestinian child was critically injured after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near the Shufat refugee camp on Thursday, witnesses said..

May 25 10:06

MEMORIES OF MEMORIAL DAY

May 25 10:06

71-year-old Los Angeles widow loses running water over $11,000 bill, survives by toting 50 gallons a week

California may be facing a water crisis, but a 71-year-old Los Angeles widow’s struggle to pay for utilities has taught her just how precious the natural resource can be.

Doris Tillman told The Los Angeles Times that she was forced to stop paying for water after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sent her a bill for $11,000. She just assumed that the enormous bill must be a mistake.

DWP cut off her water last August. To survive, the 71-year-old woman hauls 50 gallons each week from a nearby water machine — at a cost of about 25 cents a gallon.

May 25 10:03

Ferguson Protestors Protesting Again; They Want Their Checks!

Last week, according to the Washington Times, hired protesters who haven’t been paid held a sit-in at the Missourians Organizing for reform Now (MORE) offices and posted a demand letter online. Similarly, protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have started a #CutTheCheck hashtag and held a sit-in at the offices for the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in Missouri after the group allegedly stopped paying them. MORE has been paying protestors $5,000 per month to demonstrate in Ferguson.

May 25 09:55

Muslims who stop shopping at Marks & Spencer could be radicals, warns top cop

Britain’s most senior Muslim policeman says teenagers who stop drinking and wearing western clothes may also be becoming extremists in stark warning

May 25 09:54

Fresh shame for Barclays as it's revealed that it paid a trader a staggering £170million AFTER the global economic meltdown

A trader at Barclays bank was paid £170million in the five years after the financial crisis brought the country to its knees.

Jonathan Hoffman, 42, earned the vast sum at a time when banks were under pressure to reign in bonuses to avoid the risky behaviour which triggered a global economic meltdown.

May 25 09:54

Failure of the US coup d’État in Macedonia – Thierry Meyssan

Macedonia has just neutralised an armed group whose sponsors had been under surveillance for at least eight months. By doing so, it has prevented a new attempt at a coup d’État, planned by Washington for the 17th of May. The aim was to spread the chaos already infecting Ukraine into Macedonia in order to stall the passage of a Russian gas pipeline to the European Union.

May 25 09:52

Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters

Ocean-based floating wind-generation facilities have been proposed AW Hawaii Wind LLC.

Each facility would consist of 51 floating eight megawatt (MW) turbines secured in place by anchors.

The Oahu South Project would be located approximately 17 miles south of Diamond Head in water depths of approximately 1,000 – 2300 feet.

May 25 09:50

Petition to EU Commission Seeks Afrikaner "Right of Return" - Cites Israeli Policy as Precedent

Based on the Israeli government's policy of allowing all Jews the right to return to Israel, we believe it is not only advisable but morally obligatory that Europe should allow all white South Africans the right to return.

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But don't expect hypocritical Zionists to back this effort!

May 25 09:40

Iran Left Battling ISIL Alone as US-Iraq Alliance Disintegrates

As America holds back from intervention against the Islamic State and the blame game between the US and Iraq escalates, Iran is the only power confronting the militant organization, says a senior Iranian general.

May 25 09:40

Arkansas school board caught cyber-bullying student advocate for LGBT rights

A school board member in Arkansas stands by disparaging comments she made on Facebook regarding a student advocate for LGBTQ rights, ArkansasOnline reports.

In a statement on Friday, Bentonville School Board member Rebecca Sue Powers defended herself against charges of cyber-bullying a local public school student. Though she insulted a child on a public Facebook page, Powers says her “comment was meant only for private discussion… I am sincerely sorry that these remarks became public, and I sincerely apologize for any hurt this has caused to any student who believes I was identifying them.”

May 25 09:39

Israel to seize 202 acres of Palestinian land as dumping ground

Israel has decided to seize some 202 acres of privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank to make a new dumping grounds for its illegal settlements.

May 25 09:39

Indian nightmare: GMO killer-cotton (RT Documentary)

May 25 09:38

Why the politically connected media elite are immune from criminal prosecution in America

What about America's liberal media elite? Do they, too, have some sort of legal immunity? Not technically as there are no laws or constitutional provisions that specifically exempt progressive elitist members of the press from legal prosecution.

However, author Katie Pavlich, news editor of the conservative TownHall.com news and opinion web site, says they might as well have immunity because they get away with criminal behavior that would likely land ordinary citizens behind bars all too often.

May 25 09:32

The Latest Victim in the War on Whistleblowers

Jeffrey Sterling recently stood before a judge as his sentence was read. The former CIA officer, the judge declared, would spend 42 months — that’s three and half years — behind bars. The feds had convicted Sterling on nine felony charges, including seven counts of espionage.

May 25 09:32

The truth about Memorial Day

The simple fact of the matter is that throughout the entire 20th century, and now continuing into the 21st, all of the wars America has fought have been at the behest of international Jewry primarily. The wars America has fought since 1900 (and arguably even before) have all been based on egregious lies, distortions, and ridiculous fear-mongering propaganda. If we were serious about supporting and honoring our military, we would be honest about the nature of the destructive, illegitimate wars America has fought and continues to fight.

May 25 09:31

Memorial Day in the Hollow Empire

By any conventional definition, the United States of America deserves the title of “empire.” The country was built on the conquest of a continent through a series of crushing military victories and squashed rebellions. The regime in Washington, ensconced in its official buildings specifically designed to evoke the glories of Rome, administers territory that stretches across oceans, commands military forces that can project power to every corner of the globe, and annihilates enemies from the heavens without incurring the slightest danger. You can always find greasy democrats and republicans (small d’s and r’s) whining about the cost of maintaining a monarchy, but the Commander in Chief of the Great Republic travels with far more security, expense, and pomp than the Queen of England.

May 25 09:31

Iraq prime minister rebuts Pentagon chief: ‘He was fed with the wrong information’

Iraq on Monday rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged battle in Ramadi and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.

May 25 09:30

Saudi fighter jet shot down in Yemen

Yemeni air defense forces shot down a Saudi fighter jet in the northwestern province of Sana’a in Yemen as it was conducting airstrikes.

May 25 09:29

The grotesque injustice of Obama’s speech at the Washington synagogue

The issue with President Obama’s speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington yesterday was the sense of entitlement. Obama is pandering to alleged liberals at this synagogue, liberal Zionists, and he gets laughter for saying that Palestinians are not easy partners–

May 25 09:28

Israeli interrogators use ‘brutal’ methods to obtain false confessions

Israeli interrogators are using “oppressive and brutal” methods to frighten Palestinian detainees and force them into confessing to attacks against Israel, a Palestinian official said Sunday.

May 25 09:24

Arnon Milchan - Mossad's Hollywood Man in the Middle

If one considers the known evidence of Israeli prior knowledge of 9/11, the Odigo text messages and the five arrested Mossad agents, for example, as indicative of Israeli state involvement in the crime, the identity of the hidden power behind the cover-up is rather obvious. The "hidden hand" suppressing the information about 9/11 would have to be a high-level person in the Israeli political-military intelligence establishment who has very close relations with media kingpins like Murdoch, Levin, and Eisner. Arnon Milchan (a.k.a. Milchen) is such a person.

May 25 09:23

US CEO pay hits record high

A new study released by executive pay research firm Equilar and published earlier this month by the New York Times shows that compensation for chief executive officers for the largest US companies hit a new record in 2014.

May 25 09:14

US tax-exempt organization seizes Jewish women that choose assimilation

Founded by Rabbi Shalom Dov Lifshitz, this organization has a US branch, Yad L’Achim Peylei Israel, based in Brooklyn and listed with the IRS as a public charity to which one can give donations with 50% tax deductibility.

Lifshitz explains the organization’s motives in more detail on his chairman page:

“To our great sorrow, the phenomenon of Jewish girls getting involved with Arabs has reached startling proportions. . . . I’m sure you’ll find the information presented here to be eye-opening. It’s important that you not only become aware, but that you get involved. We must all raise our voices to demand legislation that puts an end to missionary activity and assimilation in Israel!

Jewish girls are not free for the taking and must not become enslaved to Arab men.”

The level of racist hatred on the website is simply mind-blowing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can you imagine a US "charity" whose mission was to prevent white girls from marrying black men with a tax-exempt status? What would the media's reaction be?

May 25 09:12

Lebanon reiterates right to liberate lands still occupied by Israel

Lebanon Monday reiterated its right to liberate the remaining villages still occupied by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

May 25 09:06

Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

May 25 09:05

BEX ALERT - Free speech on the run, even in the home of the brave

Meanwhile, journalists — most of whom would fecklessly tell you they're free-speechers — are constantly trying to invent exceptions to protected speech.

Case in point: Pamela Geller, the anti-Muslim activist, wound up being blamed for an attack by two extremist Muslim gunmen on one of her nasty events in Texas recently because she crossed some imaginary free-speech line.

In the minds of several media analysts, she should somehow have been stifled. (Of course, had Geller been sexually assaulted and the same logic applied, it would be denounced as "survivor blaming.")

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that this article is against limits on free speech ... but only free speech about Muslims. No mention of Israel's attempts to censor criticism of their government and Canada's complicity in that agenda!

May 25 09:00

Scaremongering About the Patriot Act Sunset

In a last-ditch effort to scare lawmakers into preserving unpopular and much-abused surveillance authorities, the Senate Republican leadership and some intelligence officials are warning that allowing Section 215 of the Patriot Act to sunset would compromise national security.

May 25 08:59

U.S. Bell helicopters to be assembled in Russia despite sanctions

The Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA) has signed a contract with the U.S. company Bell Helicopter on assembling helicopters in Russia, which have traditionally been absent from the product-mix offered by the Russian aircraft manufacturing sector. Although similar projects have never gone beyond the discussion phase, this time, experts point out, state support in selling the helicopters could help.

May 25 08:58

It's just not a rational position

It’s hard to come up with a good reason to be against gay marriage.

Why?

Easy, because it doesn’t make any sense as a position in a country that champions freedom.

That doesn’t stop people from trying, though.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oppose gay marriage?

Don;t marry a gay.

Problem solved.

But look how much evil comes from people who are convinced that they have a right to impose their way of life on others.

May 25 08:49

Organized Community Harassment (aka Gang Stalking): America's Cointelpro Democracy

May 25 08:44

The Global Elite’s Crimes Against Humanity

For thousands of years, people have been writing about happiness. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristippus concluded that happiness lies in the pursuit of external pleasure. Others, from Antisthenes to Buddha, have stressed that looking inwards and leading an ascetic life based on virtue, simplicity and inner peace is the route to happiness. And then there are those like Schopenhauer who seem to think that we can only be occasionally happy in what is essentially a miserable world: life only oscillates like a pendulum, back and forth between pain and boredom.

May 25 08:43

EU citizens banned from UK referendum vote

The British government has announced that citizens from most EU countries will not be allowed to vote in a planned EU referendum vote.

May 25 08:43

Obamacare's Health Plan Choice Benefits Are Vastly Overrated

It is well documented that many other countries have created health care systems that are more popular than ours, cover everybody, are more effective as measured by better health outcomes, are better able to restrain increases in costs and, therefore, have per-capita costs that are a fraction of ours.

May 25 08:42

Back Door Worse Than No Door

Tech industry giants say they are alarmed the federal government would demand back-door access to the encryption built into their products. Are they crying crocodile tears? Maybe, but the point is still a good one.

Imagine if, instead of memory chips, we were talking about your home's back door. It most likely contains a lock. Your family members have keys. They can come and go freely while others cannot. This is how locks should work.

The FBI says it can't do its job unless it has unimpeded access to your house, so it asks you to give it a spare key. The FBI further promises it will only use the key to enter your home in emergencies. Would you give it to them?

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May 25 08:40

S&P 500 Earnings Weak; U.S. Economy in Trouble?

No matter how you look at it, the first-quarter earnings of S&P 500 companies do not look good.

May 25 08:39

Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

The Philippines is seeking a "stronger commitment" from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims.

China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fueled tension between the world's two largest economies.

May 25 08:37

A key source clues me in on TPP code of silence

It's one thing to say a federal scientist can't publicly publish details on how to build an H-bomb. It's quite another thing to say US Senators can't reveal, to the American people, what they're voting on.

There is no Constitutional basis for such an assertion. In fact, it's a direct violation of the Separation-of-Powers principle.

By assigning National Security secrecy-status to the details of the TPP, the Executive Branch is arbitrarily muzzling the Congress.

We're witnessing a stunning farce.

May 25 08:28

Sri Lanka’s New President Puts Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena announced Friday that the import of the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks has also been stopped.

Sirisena, a farmer and ex Health Minister, stated that glyphosate is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) patients in Sri Lanka and added that the move would protect the Sri Lankan farming community...

May 25 08:19

DOD Admits Supporting ISIS, Buffer Zones In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

While the Western mainstream media and even independent gatekeepers like Noam Chomsky for years spread the lie that any suggestion that the United States and NATO were supporting ISIS was a “conspiracy theory,” recently uncovered and declassified documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency have proven the Western press and the likes of Chomsky wrong and, yet again, the so-called “conspiracy theorists” right.

This is because, on May 18, Judicial Watch published a selection of recently declassified documents that were obtained from the US Department of Defense and the US State Department as a result of a lawsuit filed against the US government...

May 25 08:18

US doesn’t want Israel’s nuclear profile to be erased: Analyst

The United States has does not want Israel’s nuclear profile to be erased, American political analyst Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich says.

May 25 08:11

Pentagon chief hints at shift in US policy in war with ISIS

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter declared in a television interview broadcast Sunday that Iraqi forces were routed at Ramadi because they lacked the “will to fight,” not because they were outgunned by the Sunni-based insurgent group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

May 25 08:11

Putin is Telling the Truth

On April 26 Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d’etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago.

May 25 08:11

UK’s elite colleges not monitoring sexual abuse on campus

More than half of Britain’s elite universities do not keep records on the extent of sexual abuse perpetrated against their students, a report reveals.

May 25 08:03

In Obscure Policy Document, U.S. Catholic Bishops & Muslim Clerics call for "Alternatives To Predatory Lenders" (Usury)

Each year the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Muslim religious leaders hold several regional conferences called the 'Muslim-Catholic Dialogue.' One of most recent gatherings addressed the topic of usury (predatory lending) and suggested that a Catholic-Muslim alliance be formed to quash it. Notably, no Rabbis were mentioned or included in the proposal.

May 25 08:02

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

Tel Aviv — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter.

Monday's verdict in Jerusalem District Court caps a dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Olmert was convicted in March in a retrial. The sentencing comes in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, ensuring the end of the former premier's political career.

May 25 07:57

Bypassing Big Oil’s Alliance with Government

In his almost 30-year career as an advocate for environmental justice, Louisiana attorney Stuart Smith has fought many of the biggest energy companies in the world and has come away victorious in his fair share of cases.

May 25 07:57

2015 Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

May 25 07:39

GM faces record fine over 'criminal' ignition defects

US Department of Justice investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors’ failure to announce technical faults in an ignition switch, which is tied to scores of deaths.

May 25 07:39

The Right to Record Police

Last week, federal courts issued two decisions affirming the right of citizens to record police under the First Amendment. In Atlanta, a court held the police department in contempt of court for violating a prior court order to allow citizens to record police.

May 25 07:36

Justice Department Report Directly Contradicts the Attorney General's Claims about the Patriot Act

In the midst of the last-minute Congressional debate about whether to re-authorize Patriot Act Section 215, the Justice Department Inspector General (IG) released a long awaited report on Thursday on how the FBI has used (and abused) Section 215 for the past few years.

May 25 07:30

Crime Pays, When You’re a Bank

Occasionally people inquire as to the different treatment of different kinds of persons in our legal system.

May 25 07:19

Under Shadow of Trade Deal, US Pesticide Lobby Pressured EU to Dump Toxic Pesticide Rules

Under pressure from the U.S. and agrochemical industry lobbyists and amid ongoing negotiations for a controversial trade deal, the European Union dropped planned rules that could have led to the banning of 31 pesticides containing hazardous chemicals, a new investigative report has revealed.

May 25 06:57

Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in Alaska

The US Defense Department says it plans to deploy a long-range radar in central Alaska to help the national missile defense system with discerning potential enemy missiles.

May 25 06:53

California Moves to Force Childcare Workers to Vaccinate or Be Criminals

If you want to work with children in California - it is very likely that soon you will "need your shots" or be guilty of committing a crime. Daycare or childcare workers operating from the state, private/commercial or from the home will be required to get the CDC recommended shots - that's essentially anyone who works in childcare.

May 25 06:50

10 Inventions of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage serious debate more than 70 years after his death.

Was he for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control?

May 25 06:49

Three Years of Confronting Western Propaganda

After my two days marathon discussion with Noam Chomsky, (at MIT in 2012), a bestselling book was born. Later this year a film will hit the cinemas.

Noam and I discussed Western imperialism, and the terror it has been spreading around the world. After WWII, at least 50 million lives were lost. Lives of those whom Orwell used to call “unpeople”; lives brutally interrupted as a result of Western-led and orchestrated wars, invasions, coups and proxy-conflicts.

May 25 06:48

NEW ORLEANS COP SHOT DEAD IN CRUISER

May 24, 2015

May 24 22:03

Barghouthi: the EU is not biased, it is only sick of Israel‘s behaviour

Secretary General of The Palestinian National Initiative, Al-Mubadara, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti told the Palestine News Network that the EU was not biased towards either side, but rather that it was, "sick of Israel's behavior," which has become untenable, particularly following recent Israeli elections and the success of what many say is the most extremist and racist government in the Israeli history, that openly opposes Palestinian statehood, and jeopardises the possibility for lasting peace in the region.

May 24 21:50

Argentina: Workers’ Management as a Response to the Crisis

When the workers of Donnelley arrived at the plant on August 11, 2014 they found a note at the gates explaining that the company was shutting down its operations in the country and that it “regretted the inconvenience.”

This has become a fairly familiar scene. A company shuts down its plant, in order to move operations abroad and take advantage of a cheaper and more docile labor force. Under capitalism, the capitalists are free to relocate their businesses when they are no longer profitable, even if this means leaving 400 families in the streets. The workers, on the other hand, are only free to choose by whom they will be exploited.

Faced with this desperate situation, the workers’ response might have been resignation, but this was not the case. The workers decided to open the gates of the factory, occupy the plant, and restart production.

May 24 21:32

Israel thanks US for opposing Arab plan for nuke-free Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his "appreciation" to the United States for opposing an Arab plan for a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, an Israeli official said.

May 24 21:28

Destroying the breadbasket : The GMO-colonization of Ukraine

Powerful Western corporations want to make Ukraine the largest GMO (genetically modified organisms) grower. As time goes by, genetically modified organisms can become a poison to take away many human lives. This fact is ignored. Europe does not need GMO (the production is strictly limited there). Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. Monsanto, an American multinational agromultinational and agricultural biotechnology corporation, is now moving in on Ukraine with plans to institute GMOs nationwide.

May 24 21:27

Louis C.K. Learns about the Catholic Church

It's Louis C.K., so that should suffice for the content warning!

May 24 19:47

US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer

The US military’s system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors.

May 24 19:46

Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar

Netanyahu heads Israel's most extremist government in history. He deplores peace and stability.

Permanent war on Palestine is official policy. So is treating Arabs the way Hitler treated Jews.

Nothing Netanyahu says is credible. He agrees to one thing. He does another. How anyone stands him, they'll have to explain. Some past and present Israeli officials don't trust him.

May 24 19:43

How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something that congressional Republicans have been investigating for years.

May 24 19:23

Canadian sword makers left out of Saudi arms deal

A union representing Canadian sword makers is furious after learning that the Harper government was unable to include Canadian-made swords as part of a $15 billion arms deal recently concluded with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries where swords are still actively used for lethal purposes and are not just collectors items. The arms deal with a country famous for carrying out beheadings, was seen by many of Canada’s top sword makers as an opportunity to gain entry into that market.

“It’s really a shame,” said Francois Lafarge, president of CUPE 3000, which represents sword makers. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded 85 individuals this year alone. We really feel the government hung us out to dry on this one.”

May 24 19:08

The Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy

Ever wonder why so many Christians support America's many wars, especially in the Middle East? A new Christianity has emerged from the Twentieth Century called Christian Zionism or what could be called, "Angry Evangelicalism," or "Dispensationalism on Steroids." What motivates a nationally known, evangelical preacher like John Hagee to call for a preemptive strike against Iran when it is contrary to what Jesus taught and commanded his followers to do? This "Roots of Zionism" presentation may be the first of its kind with a factual explanation of how Christianity's latest apostate epidemic was launched with the publishing of C. I. Scofield's reference Bible in 1909, and the influence of the notes in it.

May 24 19:02

Canadian Media Finally Discovers Mass Graves of Indigenous Children

It was eighteen years ago this month that I first handed to a Vancouver Sun newspaper editor a list of possible mass grave sites of Indian residential school children on Canada’s west coast, based on government documents and statements from eyewitnesses who buried children there. I and these witnesses were flatly ignored: not only then, but every other time over the subsequent years that we presented such evidence to the same newspaper.

Year after year, despite all our public protests, forums, and documenting of the location of the mass graves of these children, the Vancouver Sun‘s indifference to the worst crime in Canadian history continued. And this same blind eye approach was replicated by every other “mainstream” media outlet across Canada — even when, in December of 2011, these media received from me evidence of bone and clothing samples unearthed from the Brantford residential school mass grave.

May 24 18:44

Oakland Mayor Institutes Curfew On Nighttime Street Protests

right of the people peaceably to assemble

May 24 18:30

A Police Story Unravels: How Did the NYPD Break an NBA Player’s Leg?

At the risk of stating the utterly obvious, most black men and women who suffer physical violence at the hands of the police aren’t millionaires. They don’t have lawyers on speed dial and lack the resources of a well-funded union leaping to their defense. But most black men and women aren’t NBA players. In other words, they aren’t Thabo Sefolosha. The Atlanta Hawks guard will now miss the playoffs after an encounter with the NYPD left him with a fractured leg and an arrest record. In his first comments following the late-night scuffle outside a Chelsea club, Sefolosha made clear that while his attorneys asked him to be silent for now, “I will simply say that I am in great pain, have experienced a significant injury and that the injury was caused by the police.”

May 24 18:24

New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

May 24 17:42

KGO-TV ABC7 fires news producer over Oakland protest tweet in which he suggested Oakland police use "real bullets"

On at least two other occasions, La Roche has expressed similar sentiments.

San Francisco’s KGO-TV fires news producer [Carlos La Roche] over [murderous] tweets #Oakland

May 24 15:59

Lake Mead Water Level Mysteriously Plunges After Nevada Quake

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday

May 24 15:11

'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

Not Guilty? 100 Cleveland police officers in 62 cars chased 2 unarmed ppl for 22 miles & shot them 137 times

May 24 14:13

Israeli Firebombs Burn Crops In Northern Gaza

On Thursday evening Israeli soldiers fired a number of firebombs into Palestinian farmlands, planted with wheat. This happened east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

May 24 13:02

From the Very Creation of the Internet, U.S. Spy Agencies Fought to Block Encryption

American spy agencies have intentionally weakened digital security for many decades. This breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that malicious hackers can get through.

The spy agencies have treated patriotic Americans who want to use encryption to protect their privacy as extremists … or even terrorists.

As Gizmodo’s Matt Novak points out, this attack started at the very birth of the internet:

May 24 13:02

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

The war in Syria has attracted roughly 100 foreign fighters from the Caribbean who could easily make their way to the United States, said the top U.S. military commander for the southern hemisphere.

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They are really pushing the idea of an ISIS attack in the US, and the necessity to declare martial law when that false-flag occurs!

May 24 12:04

And it's gone

May 24 12:03

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a 2001 film, both titled “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed, along with his wife, in a car crash on Saturday in New Jersey. He was 86.

Dr. Nash, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike in Monroe Township around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control while trying to pass another car and hit a guard rail and another vehicle, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police.

May 24 10:44

Banks and Punishments

Occasionally people inquire as to the different treatment of different kinds of persons in our legal system. As the U.S. Supreme Court has explained, corporations are persons just like my readers. The only difference between a corporate person and a human person is that when a human person breaks the law, the human person depending on the offense, may go to jail. When a corporate person breaks the law, the corporate person may be punished, but is never sent to jail.

May 24 10:43

Gay conversion canvassing study published by Science magazine was fabricated

Proving once again that "scientists" can make up any loony, whacko conclusion they want and get it published in a prestigious science journal, a celebrated study on gay marriage views that was published in Science has now been exposed as a complete fabrication.

One of the study's authors, it turns out, just made the whole thing up.

May 24 10:38

Paedophile Mason ran lodge set up for GCHQ

One of Britain’s most influential paedophiles was the head of a Masonic lodge founded and frequented by GCHQ spies.

May 24 10:36

The Shocking Number of Voters Who Don’t Trust the Media

Only hard-core Democrats and enamored followers of The Daily Show think the national press is reporting the truth to the American people. For the rest of us, we have been slowly and consistently turning off the nightly news for decades.

May 24 10:23

The Destabilization of Macedonia? Greater Albania and the Process of "Kosovization"

The last open armed conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – FYROM (former Socialist Republic of Macedonia as one of six federal republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is just an expected continuation of constant tensions between the ethnic Albanians and the Macedonian Slavs during the last quarter of century.[i] However, these tensions are time to time transformed into the open armed conflicts of the Albanian extremists, usually coming from Kosovo, with the Macedonian security forces.

May 24 10:19

Hillary Clinton Says She Supports GMOs

In a recent speech before the world's largest biotechnology meeting in San Diego, Clinton -- who commands speaking fees of about $225,000 per speech -- was enthusiastic in her support for the use of GMOs in farming and agriculture in general. She also spoke positively of using taxpayer-funded federal financial subsidies as payoffs to American companies, to keep them from relocating outside the United States.

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May 24 10:03

Netanyahu thanks US for blocking Mideast nuclear initiative

US blocks global document aimed at ridding world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to 'cynically manipulate' the process by setting deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months.

May 24 10:00

Voters don't trust news media's coverage of Hillary Clinton: Poll

Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national survey on Thursday that revealed 61 percent of likely voters have no trust in the political news they are getting. That's a 16-point increase from the 45 percent who said they did not trust the political news in a poll conducted in October 2014. Only 21 percent of the respondents said they still have confidence in the political coverage they get, but that's a 12-point decrease from the 33 percent in the October 2014 survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.

May 24 09:54

Sorting Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense

While it’s hard to comprehend, some health recommendations are completely fabricated and are not based in any science. Dr. Kendrick wrote about this in a recent article for The Independent:1

“If you are a man, it has virtually become gospel that drinking more than 21 units of alcohol a week is damaging to your health. But where did the evidence to support this well-known ‘fact’ come from?

The answer may surprise you. According to Richard Smith, a former editor of the British Medical Journal, the level for safe drinking was ‘plucked out of the air.’

He was on a Royal College of Physicians team that helped produce the guidelines in 1987. He told The Times newspaper that the committee's epidemiologist had conceded that there was no data about safe limits available and that ‘it's impossible to say what's safe and what isn't.’

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It's made up (like human-caused global warming) to sell you products!

May 24 09:51

THE BATTLE FOR PALMYRA: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ACCORDING TO OUR MILITARY SOURCES

Even nominally friendly sites like NSNBC are misreporting events in this historically important town in the far east of Homs Governorate. Many sites are simply making the fatuous statement that the entire city of Palmyra has been overrun by ISIS fanatics and that includes Alalam and Al-Mayaadeen. Interesting to note that neither news source has anyone on the ground there to report directly.

May 24 09:51

U.S. Intelligence Predicted: U.S. Support For Rebels in Syria Would Lead To Fall of Ramadi

Thanks to Brad Hoff for pointing in the comments here to the Defense Intelligence Agency reports from August and October 2012 about the war on Syria. The DIA was the one U.S. intelligence agency that got the Iraq WMD case right but its appraisals, for example that the famous "aluminum tubes" were ordered by Iraq to build mortar tubes, were suppressed by the Bush administration. The now published heavily redacted DIA reports were released after Freedom Of Information Act litigation by the conservative Judicial Watch.

May 24 09:50

Sweetener Stevia Was Once Hailed As An Anti-Fertility Agent for Population Reduction

Check out this textbook written in 1970 by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the precursor to the textbook Ecoscience they wrote with Obama Science Czar John P. Holdren seven years later. The book advocates all manner of horrors to depopulate what they consider an overpopulated world, including everything from adding sterilants to the water and food to producing a sterilizing virus that requires a vaccine antidote one could apply for... it's a nightmare.

As such, it was pretty shocking to find a passage where the authors excitedly discuss using stevia rebaudiana — the same sweet leaf hailed everywhere today as a wonderful, healthy sugar alternative — as an anti-fertility agent

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that part about infecting the world with a virus that prevents pregnancy, then selling the antidote!

May 24 09:48

Pentagon eyes Alaska for $1bn missile defense radar against Iran, N.Korea

he US Department of Defense says Alaska is its preferred location to deploy a new long-range “must-have” radar to enable missile defense systems to better intercept potential enemy threats, such as from Iran or North Korea.

The Pentagon says that the new Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) will begin defensive operations in 2020 and will boost the capacity of ground-based interceptors in Alaska and California. The Clear Air Force Station, an Air Force Space Command radar station in central Alaska, has been chosen as the preferred location for the radar.

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Hope it works better than the monstrosity we have floating here in Pearl harbor!

May 24 09:47

VIDEO: Ron Paul - A Military 'Pivot to Asia'

The US is up in arms over Chinese construction of islands in the South China Sea. US spy planes buzzing the islands are asked to keep away.

Meanwhile, the US continues to construct more military bases in the region.

May 24 09:46

McCain: 75% of the aircrafts do not strike its goals , Iraqi forces will dissolve without ground intervention

About whether the time is right to send US ground troops to Iraq, McCain said, "We had a hearing (in the Armed Services Committee affiliated to the Congress) and I think that the time has come to send ground troops should be numbering about ten thousand, and must be ground troops

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Here's your rifle. John!

May 24 09:36

Lindsey Graham's epic eyeroll as Rand Paul defends Americans' right to privacy.

May 24 09:32

The Original Chechnya Bombers - The CIA, The Saudis And Bin Laden

Putin stated that the terror in Chechnya and in the Russian Caucasus in the early 1990’s was actively backed by the CIA and western Intelligence services to deliberately weaken Russia. He noted that the Russian FSB foreign intelligence had documentation of the US covert role without giving details.

May 24 09:30

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe's dominant - and belligerent - source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.

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And having created this new Emmanuel Goldstein, the US now paints all the people of nations trying to throw off US puppet rule as 'ISIS' so Americans don't realize the truth behind these imperial conquests and re-conquests and re-re-conquests!

May 24 09:29

Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs

What they want the rest of America to eat is another story altogether - especially if Hillary is elected president in November 2016. At a July 2014 biotech conference, she publicly endorsed GMOs saying "I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record." She attacked GMO critics adding "(t)here is a big gap between what the facts are, and what the perceptions are." The Clinton and Bush II families ate organic foods. Walter Scheib was White House executive chef from 1994 - 2005..... On May 17, the Washington Times said Hillary's biotech/agribusiness ties earned her the nickname "Bride of Frankenfood." "In the GMO debate, Mrs. Clinton has consistently sided with the chemical companies," WT said.

May 24 09:28

Protesters Gather in Dozens of Cities to Call for the End of Patriot Act Surveillance

As the sun set on Thursday, activists and Internet users of varying political stripes gathered outside Senate offices across the country and in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to oppose any reauthorization of the Patriot Act and instead let key provisions that enable NSA spying to sunset on June 1st.

May 24 09:24

Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests sparked after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman

Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday.

May 24 09:23

Putin Enacts Law Banning ‘undesirable’ NGOs; Authorities can ban foreign NGOs and go after their employees, who risk up to six years in prison...

The law allows authorities to bar foreign civil society groups seen as threatening Russia’s “defence capabilities” or “constitutional foundations” and go after local activists working with them, the Kremlin statement said.

May 24 09:12

Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

“It is the MISSION of the police that is lethal, racist, oppressive and unacceptable to Black America; the equipment and clothing is incidental.”

President Obama took his police “reform” shell game to Camden, New Jersey, this week, announcing a ban on the sale of some types of military equipment to local police departments, and restrictions on other weapons, gear and equipment. As with all of the administration’s responses to the nine-month-old Black Lives Matter movement, it was an exercise in public relations and calculated diversion, crafted to camouflage the essential nature of the Mass Black Incarceration State – what Michelle Alexander calls the New Jim Crow.

May 24 09:11

A Taste of Winter on Memorial Day Weekend

The start to the Memorial Day weekend, which is the traditional start to summer, was greeted with a reminder of winter in some areas of northern New England.

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