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May 1, 2016

May 01 11:27

Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president?

Does the U.S. Constitution permit a native-born Canadian to serve as president?

The answer is yes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am certain that Associate Law Professor Anthony J. Gaughan's was handsomely paid for his opinion that a Canadian citizen born in Canada fulfills the Constitutional Requirement of "Natural Born Citizen" to be President. But Associate Law Professor Anthony J. Gaughan is wrong. His entire argument (provided by the Cruz campaign) is that since Ted Cruz's mother was born in Delaware, Ted Cruz himself is a US citizen by birth. There are two problems with this claim. First, Ted's mother surrendered her US citizenship to become Canadian. Canada in 1970 did not recognize dual citizens. So both of Ted's parents were Canadian citizens and ONLY Canadian citizens at the time of his birth.
Not quite.

Ted Cruz's father was still married to his previous wife when Ted was born, and under Section 309(c) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, children born out of wedlock to American citizens in a foreign land do NOT acquire birthright citizenship. Under US law, Ted Cruz was Canadian by birth and ONLY Canadian by birth!

As for the "Natural Born"requirement, the Cruz campaign holds that since the Founding Fathers did not provide a definition of what it meant, therefore we should ignore it. Maybe the Cruz people think that the Founding fathers were worried that someday a GMO human might run for office?

"Natural Born" was defined in the legal references used by the Founding Fathers to write the Constitution. It means "born inside the country." The Cruz campaign says that this should nebver have been added to the requirement for the Presidency, but Cruz doesn't get to re-write the Constitution. ONLY an Amendment can do that.

The fallacy of the Cruz position can be illustrated with a simple thought experiment.

Let us say that back in the 1960s an American woman emigrates to the Soviet Union, marries a Russian, and conceives a child. Then, when the child is 18 or 19, the woman returns to the United States with her child. UNder the argument presented by the Cruz campaign, this child, born and raised a Soviet citizen, should be allowed to run for President.

Does that make any sense?

Of course not, which is why that "Natural Born" requirement is in there!

May 01 11:05

US Worried That Military Advantage Over Russia, China Getting Ever Smaller

The US's global lead in advanced weapons capabilities is shrinking as Russia and China move to close the gap, and "push the US out of areas on their front doorstep," writes Washington-based political newspaper The Hill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Don't you understand? It is our manifest destiny to be on their doorstep!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 01 10:58

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will Hold Fundraiser in Israel on May 17

Foreign money injected into our political process? Hum?

May 01 10:57

Five of six F-35 fighter jets were unable to take off during testing because of software glitches but the Air Force still plans to declare the aircraft combat-ready this year

Out of the six Air Force F-35 fighter jets, only one was able to successfully take off during a recent exercise that left the other five grounded due to 'immature systems and software'.

The F-35s, which are the world's most sophisticated and most expensive warplanes, were being tested for readiness but only one of the $100 million Lockheed Martin planes was able to boot its software and get itself airborne, according to Flight Global.



May 01 10:57

The F-35’s Software Is So Buggy It Might Ground the Whole Fleet

Last summer, F-35 program officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said the F-35’s logistics system was “the brains and blood of operating this weapons system.”

Despite many fixes, the aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) is so flawed that government auditors believe the computer system may not be deployable. These problems may also delay the Air Force’s declaration of Initial Operational Capability. And now, in a surprising twist, Bogdan is saying ALIS is not really critical after all, insisting the F-35 can fly without it for 30 days.

F-35 supporters enjoy telling people how the plane is a “flying computer,” as if that alone makes it worth the hundreds of billions of dollars spent so far. Lockheed Martin goes one step further, calling it a “supercomputer” in its own promotional materials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

May 01 10:55

Germany to Send Bundeswehr Troops to the Russian Border?

“Chancellor Angela Merkel is committing an irresponsible provocation, when, 75 years after the attack on the Soviet Union, she is sending the Bundeswehr to the Russian border,” said Sahra Wagenknecht, Chairman of DIE LINKE.

Wagenknecht further: “The federal government is playing with fire if they blindly support NATO’s aggressive game. A permanent presence of NATO combat troops on the Russian border is contrary to the existing agreements with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to remind Merkel that the last time German troops invaded Russia ... it didn't work out too well!

May 01 10:52

Parliament Seized: Protesters Storm Baghdad Green Zone

Hundreds of supporters of Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed into Baghdad’s Green Zone and entered parliament on Saturday after Sadr denounced politicians’ failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption.

The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district housing government buildings and many foreign embassies, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River chanting: “The cowards ran away!” in apparent reference to departing lawmakers.

May 01 10:52

Meanwhile in the North… April snow warnings issued across northeast

You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re running an old sheep photo from December.

But nope – this image is actually from this morning. In the UK.




May 01 10:48

OWNED : Larry Wilmore at White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2016 [WHCD FULL SPEECH]

President Obama was a tough act to follow, but Wilmore reminded some of Stephen Colbert with his audience-unfriendly jokes. Tonight, Larry Wilmore proved exactly why he was the perfect choice to host President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Even if the crowd of journalists in attendance didn’t seem to agree.

May 01 10:46

For Second Day in a Row=> Cruz Holds Rally in Indiana – Only a Couple Hundred Turn Out

What if you held a presidential rally and nobody came?
After his pathetic turnout in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, Ted Cruz suffered another blow on Friday.

The Cruz camp rented an auditorium that could hold a couple thousand people in South Bend, Indiana.
Only a couple hundred people showed up.

May 01 10:42

Heidi Cruz: ‘Ted Is An Immigrant!’

Heidi Cruz opened up a potential line of attack for Donald Trump on Saturday when she told a campaign crowd in Indiana that her husband can unify the Republican party because he is an immigrant.

May 01 10:41

Byron York: Heidi Cruz says 'Ted is an immigrant'

At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband's strengths in the campaign is that he "is an immigrant."

"Ted is an immigrant," Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word "is."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oops!



May 01 10:34

UPDATE : No way to racist John Wayne day

“Opposing the John Wayne Day resolution is like opposing apple pie, fireworks, baseball, the Free Enterprise system and the Fourth of July!” Harper lamented after his initiative was struck down. -- He better watch what he says… Apple pie has a pretty white history dating back to the earliest known references of its Dutch origins in the Middle Ages. Fireworks irritate PTSD and are clearly a cultural appropriation of the Tang Dynasty. Baseball had that whole color line thing going on way back in the day. Free Enterprise is slavery, according to a whole bunch of Bernie Sanders voters. And the Fourth of July? Well, yeah, I guess it’s great if you love celebrating the origins of what modern American social justice warriors consider an insensitive cesspool. -- We should probably just ban them all.

May 01 10:32

Derailed Train Near Washington Leaks Hazardous Material

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"We don't know how much leaked. That's the process, trying to figure that out. The fumes should not cause you any problems."
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(*The same old , worn out , Standard Answer . )

May 01 10:26

So leave, Lena!

Earlier this week, Lena Dunham told an award-show audience that she would leave the country if Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton in the November electoral showdown. -- So I say “go.” Take a hike, Ms. Dunham. Collect your fellow child molesters, rape hoaxers, bloviating celebrities, “Black Lives Matter” thugs, Islamofascist sympathizers and Obama fangirls and hit the road. We’ve been listening to appalling ingrates like you tell us how much they hate the rest of us for generations, and you’re still whining.



May 01 10:21

Don’t be fooled, says Sanders’ wife, he cares about the damn emails

Editors note : Bernie Sanders could have went after her for this since DAY 1. Why did he not? Why play nice!? You have proof that she is irresponsible at worst, incompetent at best — and guilty of treason as an option to simply float around! Did she already have dirt on Bernie? Maybe his plane started getting toyed with… ? He could have ended Clinton by attacking this issue early and often ; what was the trade off? Being her VP because the fix was already in? Not being another Clinton body count total?

May 01 09:50

In other words, America is a plutocracy (or, if you prefer, an oligarchy). And the only way to challenge this “government by the wealthy” is for the people to rise up and demand a fair and just economy, as they have in the past. This has been Bernie Sande

Since Hillary Clinton’s triumphant Tuesday, in which she won four out of the five state primaries and padded her delegate lead — almost ensuring her the Democratic nomination for president — the Bernie Sanders campaign has noticeably adjusted its tone, hinting, as the New York Times reports, that “the senator is looking past the nominating fight and toward a future role in shaping the [Democratic] party.

May 01 09:49

"It has become clear, though, that the goal of voter suppression laws shamelessly championed by Republicans is to hobble the young and minority voters, who tend to favor the Democratic Party."

Excited to participate in the presidential election, more than 22,000 people in Kansas applied to register to vote in a three-week period in February just days before the state presidential caucuses. It was a reassuring display of democracy — except that two-thirds of that group remain officially held “in suspense,” unregistered and unable to vote.




May 01 09:46

As Obama Preps To Send Troops Into Syria The US Gov’t Is Already Planning Their Next Major Coup

By Claire Bernish

A nonviolent coup to depose a democratically-elected president and install some of the most corrupt politicians — who, not coincidentally happen to be favored by the U.S. political establishment — is currently underway in Brazil. As the public’s attention zeroes on the readying of troops for deployment to Syria, the U.S. government has been able to quietly lend its approval to the crooked and baseless move to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Indeed, though the controversy over quintupling U.S. ground troops in Syria — despite vows by the Obama administration at least 16 times there would be ‘no boots on the ground’ — constitutes a valid and pertinent debate, it can’t be allowed to obfuscate what’s taking place in Brazil...

May 01 09:45

U.S. homeownership rate at lowest level since the Johnson Administration: Record low inventory and inflated prices keeps families from buying.

It is common wisdom that prudent investing requires diversification. If you were saving for retirement, you would want to buy a pool of funds to spread out your risk. This is why many people will buy index funds that represent the market. Sure, you only hear about the superstars that bought Google or Microsoft at an early stage but you don’t hear about the many more failures. Consider this survivorship bias. So it would be foolish to have your entire portfolio riding on one stock. Yet some people have most of their wealth locked up in one piece of property in one locked in location. Taco Tuesday baby boomers in high priced areas are sitting on an equity goldmine but many are unable to tap out their lotto ticket without selling their property. Yet when owning real estate diversification also helps. You don’t know if you have a future Detroit or San Francisco in your hands. Yet some people mistake blind luck with fortune telling capabilities.

May 01 09:45

BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S $50 BILLION SUBMARINE CONTRACT WINNER

Australia has just awarded a $50 billion defence project to build Submarines and even before the ink is dry on the contract hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions of dollars have landed in the pockets of Liberal Party crony and former staffer Sean Costello. To make matters worse the French company DCNS which has won the $50 billion contract is currently under investigation by a French court for bribing Malaysian officials to win their submarine contract in 2002.



May 01 09:44

VIDEO EVIDENCE The Voting Machines Are WRONG! (and It’s Being Covered Up)

May 01 09:43

Is There ANY MAN ALIVE In California With ANY Balls Who Can Confront Rand Paul Tomorrow On His Sycophantic Brown-Nosing To Israel??

Okay, I'm sorry for the crude title (not really) but I've had enough of this guy. If you're offended by bad language leave now. Rand Paul is a complete clown, who admitted in an official obscure Senate Speech that he literally quote "Meets with Israeli groups daily." WTF kind of insane b.s. is this? This guy should be in prison for treason. Okay, I've confronted many politicians. A few months ago I interrupted Trump's rally and told him that it was JEWS, not Muslims, who were arrested for cheering on 9/11, and that Israel did 9/11. Trump relied by saying that I was a "Very-committed high-energy Trump guy who was on his side." I have never had the chance to meet and/or question Rand Paul, this joke who disgraces his father;s legacy. I am out of town and can not make it to the Nixon Library tomorrow. Believe me I wish I could go and I would, if it were at all possible. Is there ANYONE with a set of cajones, on Earth, to question this asshole tomorrow??

May 01 09:41

Weather Channel founder calls Bill Nye ‘a pretend scientist in a bow tie’

A stormy fight is brewing between Weather Channel founder John Coleman and Bill Nye the Science Guy — who bashed a new movie featuring Coleman that denies the existence of global warming.

“I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Coleman said Friday, according to ClimateDepot.com.

The science smackdown started after Nye shunned the film “Climate Hustle,” which Coleman introduces, and warned viewers not to take it seriously.

“I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest,” Nye said of the movie, according to the climate change website.

May 01 09:41

Berkshire investors reject climate change report

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Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for the company to write a report about the risks climate change creates for its insurance companies.

CEO Warren Buffett says he agrees that dealing with climate change is important for society, but he doesn’t think climate change creates serious risks for Berkshire’s insurance businesses.

(*In other words , Buffett is saying; YES go forward with a Tax on society , or; us , but leave my Berkshire’s insurance businesses the frig alone !)



May 01 09:37

IDF Guns Down Pregnant Woman as U.S. Readies Largest Military Aid Package in History for Israel

As the Obama administration is preparing to offer Israel the largest military aid package in U.S. history, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly gunned down a pregnant Palestinian woman in broad daylight.

The brutal incident took place at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. IDF soldiers reportedly shot and killed the Palestinian mother of two, who was five months pregnant, and her 16-year-old brother. Then they prevented Palestinian medics on the scene from rendering aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israelis like that sort of thing!



May 01 09:32

Finley: Clinton can save herself from dark cash

Hillary Clinton says big money is corrupting the political process and undermining democracy. She told us that again last week in her victory speech after winning four of five Democratic presidential primaries against an opponent who has turned his back on super PAC dollars.

She lauded Bernie Sanders and “his millions of supporters for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of our politics.” But she’s not quite ready to get those dark dollars out of her politics.

May 01 09:32

New Jersey Withdraws from Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Gov. Chris Christie has withdrawn the state of New Jersey from participation in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement program, and Obama administration officials are working quickly to claim the federal government can continue to resettle refugees in the Garden State.

“Federal officials held a conference call Friday morning [April 22] with representatives of nonprofit groups who help refugees resettle in New Jersey, a process that will no longer have the participation of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration,” New Jersey 101.5 reported.

May 01 09:26

German populists AfD adopt anti-Islam manifesto

The Alternative for Germany party has declared that Islam is not a part of their country. As they craft a new party manifesto, the AfD has also come out swinging against the "socialist-environmentalist left."

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) adopted a stance against Islam in their policy manifesto on Sunday, adding fuel to the controversy that has consistently surrounded the party.

"Islam is not part of Germany," declared the new statement from the party, after the more moderate formulation to "stop Islamism but seek dialogue with Islam" was booed down by the 2,000 some party members in attendance at the two-day convention in the southern city of Stuttgart.

"Courage. Truth. Germany." read the banners that decorated the hall at the predominantly male meeting. The populists' new anti-Islam policy also called for a ban on minarets, the public call to prayer and headscarves in public schools.

The AfD also voted to include a position against the euro currency>>>

May 01 09:06

Can You Handle The Facts About Jewish support for Communism ?

May 01 09:04

TSA's 'gross mismanagement' persists at cost of safety, employees say

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) still suffers from mismanagement and a negative workplace culture, three employees testified in a Congressional committee Wednesday, saying that unqualified and punitive administrators' practices put travelers' security at risk.

May 01 09:02

Sikh man detained on Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat | 'The only crime I committed was wearing a turban, having a beard, and speaking in a different language'

A Sikh man who was pulled off a bus and detained for 30 hours after being heard speaking in Punjabi, is demanding officials bring charges against the fellow passengers who falsely accused him of making a terror bomb threat.



May 01 08:59

EUROVISION NIXES PALESTINIAN FLAG

After a document was leaked banning the flags of any non-UN member state, including the Palestinian flag, from the song contest, the PLO has denounced the ‘shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision.’

May 01 08:58

A MAY DAY OFFERING

May 01 08:58

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen discusses atheism, human freedom, and why God allows evil in the world

In this classic sermon by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the well-known cleric addressed some of the most commonly asked philosophical questions that society grapples with. In the original 25 minute sermon, Bishop Sheen discusses atheism, human liberty, free will and why a loving God would allow evil, pain and suffering in the world. Sheen says, "Because God is the very embodiment of love, His love inspires you to be what you were meant to be: a free person in the highest sense of the word. The more you are led by God's love, the more you become yourself. And it is all done without ever losing your freedom. That still leaves another great problem, namely the problem of evil. You may ask, if God is power and love, why does He create this kind of world and why does He permit evil?"



May 01 08:56

Lies, Lies And Omg, More Lies

It's that time of year again. It's open enrollment for health plans at my employer. They are biggest employer in Philly and have the most leverage possible with the insurance companies. They have such good leverage that my premiums are going up "only" 9.8% this year for a basic HMO plan. Based on what I hear from others, I should be thankful for just a 9.8% increase.

This isn't a new development. Since I've been tracking all my expenditures using Quicken since 1991, I know exactly what my annual health insurance costs have been every year. Obamacare was passed in 2009 and began to be implemented in 2010. Obama declared that families could expect $2,500 of savings per year. I know for a fact my annual medical expenses were $2,000 higher in 2015 than they were in 2010.

May 01 08:50

11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader
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Not only was Chris holding a real gun, the boy knew how to use it. His stepfather had been giving him shooting lessons, he told WVTM-TV.

Once the man made it outside, Chris fired a warning shot. The man, who was carrying a stolen laundry hamper, began running. Chris emptied the clip, firing off 12 shots by the time the intruder neared a fence in the family’s front yard, the 11-year-old told the station.

The final shot hit the man in the leg as he was hopping the fence, the boy said.

“I shot through the hamper he was carrying,” Chris said. “It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby.”

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May 01 08:42

Trump Leads Cruz by 15 Points in Crucial Indiana Race

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In the Hoosier State's Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by just four points, 50 percent to 46 percent.
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Fifty Eight Percent Disapprove of Cruz-Kasich Alliance
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Trump Leads Clinton in Hypothetical Hoosier State Match-Up

May 01 08:33

Indiana Farmer Cuts 'TRUMP" Into Cornfield In Giant Show Of Support (Video)

Kade Kroger of L&K Farms cut his field to spell out the GOP presidential candidate’s last name. Kroger told 24-Hour News 8 he wasn’t able to make it to Trump’s event Wednesday in Indianapolis, but he wanted to let others know who he’s backing. [Someone who still has an honest business wants to keep it, and supports Trump.]

May 01 08:28

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in next month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics.

May 01 08:23

Hospital probed after patient catches fire during surgery

Probers cited a “communications failure between the surgeon and anesthesiologist,” who wasn’t aware a certain instrument would be used “in the presence of oxygen”

(* http://paulsemel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Young-Frankenstein-40t... )



May 01 08:09

Why Vote When Our Votes Really Don’t Count

By Catherine J. Frompovich

For years I never could understand why people said it was not worth voting and that things were rigged. I found that to be anathema to both my studies and beliefs. However, the last several general election cycles seem to have impressed upon me and others, apparently, that there may be some validation for such remarks.

Personally, I’m a registered Independent! I’m not very impressed with party politics, since Democratic candidates usually are, or have been, Republicans who switched parties, and vice versa...

May 01 08:08

Why Apple's Nosedive is No Surprise

May 01 07:27

State Orders Parents: Register Your Unvaccinated Children

The state of Colorado illegally tried to collect information about unvaccinated children from parents, vaccine critics are charging. A number of parents received a letter this month from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which said in the document that parents of unvaccinated children in school would be required to register and exempt their child through a state website. State Orders Parents: Register Your Unvaccinated Children The department later said the letter should not have been released.



May 01 07:16

As Obama Preps To Send Troops Into Syria The US Gov’t Is Already Planning Their Next Major Coup

A nonviolent coup to depose a democratically-elected president and install some of the most corrupt politicians — who, not coincidentally happen to be favored by the U.S. political establishment — is currently underway in Brazil. As the public’s attention zeroes on the readying of troops for deployment to Syria, the U.S. government has been able to quietly lend its approval to the crooked and baseless move to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Indeed, though the controversy over quintupling U.S. ground troops in Syria — despite vows by the Obama administration at least 16 times there would be ‘no boots on the ground’ — constitutes a valid and pertinent debate, it can’t be allowed to obfuscate what’s taking place in Brazil. To understand the importance of the ongoing tumult, you need only look at who matters to both the Brazilian and U.S. political elite — and it clearly isn’t the 54 million people who re-elected Brazil’s first female president just 18 months ago.

May 01 07:07

Brit speaks truth about Trump

Sensible Brit says people are starved for Truth and it's Trump who's giving it to them.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iHLcrfhwPtc?&rel=0

April 30, 2016

Apr 30 21:26

Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails

A few weeks after leaving office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have breathed a sigh of relief and reassurance when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied reports of the National Security Agency eavesdropping on Americans. After all, Clinton had been handling official business at the State Department like many Americans do with their personal business, on an unsecured server.

Apr 30 21:12

Russians Blow Up Illegal Muslim Prayer Hall After Finding Explosives Inside

Russia shows the world how to deal with radical Muslims who fail to integrate.

Apr 30 19:51

Sanders Drops Lawsuit Against DNC Over Voter Database Breach

Bernie Sanders’ campaign team withdrew its lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee Friday. The democratic socialist presidential candidate had claimed that the DNC unfairly blocked its access to a critical voter database.

Apr 30 19:38

WE WANT BILL! Chant Fails MISERABLY At Bill Clinton Rally

I have to admit that I enjoy watching the Clinton's get embarrassed so often.

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Apr 30 18:48

What If The Catholic Church Declares No Wars Are Justified?

Where did the justification for war come from? Early versions appeared in India and the Roman Empire. In Christianity the seeds were sown by Saint Augustine and reaped by Thomas Aquinas.

Apr 30 18:04

Dear Sanders/Trump Supporters It's Hillary's turn in the woodshed


Do you want to be in the Hillary Clinton Woodshed video? Now is you chance, please listen to the entire video above. First I explain a simple point in economics followed by info on how you can be part of the Hillary Clinton Woodshed video.

Apr 30 17:00

Life Or Death: Sioux Tribe Sues Federal Government To Reopen Sole ER On Reservation

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has sued the federal government over the closure of the reservation’s sole emergency room. The Rosebud Hospital’s ER closed in December, forcing reservation occupants to travel 50 miles for emergency care.

Apr 30 15:18

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY: Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Takes On Hillary Clinton's Cankles

Triumph went to the Democratic debate to question the candidates. Here he asks DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz whether she rigged the schedule to favor the coronation of Hillary. The lesson learned here: don't ever try to outjoke a comedian.

This is seriously funny work. I can't give away any of the jokes.

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Apr 30 15:12

Thousands Have Cancer, Hundreds are Dead from a Massive Chemical Attack On Americans

By Claire Bernish

Asbestos. Though you’re likely familiar with the insidious minerals used in fireproofing and a number of other applications, first responders to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and residents in the area know intimately the dangers it can pose.

Once you’ve breathed in even a single fiber of asbestos — a “known human carcinogen” — you’re theoretically at risk for developing cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and more. Though the National Cancer Institute states “[e]veryone is exposed to asbestos at some time during their life,” repeated or sustained exposure poses the greatest risk. And it specifically lists first responders to 9/11, volunteers who helped during the aftermath, and residents “in close proximity” to the site as having documented health effects from asbestos and other unknown toxins released into the air that day.

Apr 30 14:41

LIES, LIES AND OMG, MORE LIES

Apr 30 14:12

Americans haven’t gotten a raise in 16 years

... and here’s where the anger comes in — this March’s figure is still slightly below the $57,342 median annual income in January 2000. January 2000! Americans haven’t gotten a raise in more than 16 years. Statistical noise doesn’t just confuse economists and politicians. It also drowns out the sound of people complaining.

Apr 30 13:10

MSNBC Reporter TOTALLY Ruins The Day For Trump Protester

MUAHAHAHAHAHA

This is hilarious. I drink your abundant Trump tears.

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Apr 30 13:09

Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years (Yup, keep deleting our history!)

A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.

Apr 30 12:45

“Us” and “Them” and the need for a Jewish-Arab united front in Israel

Uri Avnery laments the growing chasm between Jewish and Arab peace forces in Israel and calls for the creation of a united front comprising young, energetic people who are ready to work together, to set up a force, to lead the state in a new direction.

Apr 30 12:15

COINTELPRO : Government Mind Control Agent Talks

“The LSD,” Feldman began, “that was just the tip of the iceberg. Write this down. Espionage. Assassinations. Dirty tricks. Drug experiments. Sexual encounters and the study of prostitutes for clandestine use. That’s what I was doing when I worked for George White and the CIA.”

Apr 30 12:04

War is Not ‘Good’ For the Economy (Except for the merchants of death…)

Only the Pentagon would think we need to discover a morality behind appropriate methods to kill people using machines that can decide who to murder based off of a software program. Wow. Can anyone imagine what’ll happen when they get a computer virus? “Well, we regret the loss of innocent life at the Market Square Massacre, but it was a software glitch. But there’s good news! It’s covered under the warranty!” Pardon me while I puke. We’ve gone from building bicycles and stoves to death machines and robot soldiers.

Apr 30 11:45

At Last, America First!

Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

Apr 30 11:37

CLINTON CRASH: Hillary Has Received Hundreds of Thousands Fewer Votes in 2016 vs. 2008

It’s particularly telling that she’s gotten fewer votes in 2016 than she did in 2008, especially because of the fact that the 2008 race was a three-way race for some time between Clinton, now President Barack Obama, and ex-Sen. John Edwards. She was, despite being the frontrunner for some time, the ultimate loser of that race—and she got more votes that year in a much more competitive primary that she ended up losing than she has this year against a devout, proud socialist in Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of Vermont.

Apr 30 11:10

HYPOCRITE HILLARY CRITICIZES TRUMP FOR HIS 'BIG JET'

HYPOCRITE HILLARY TRIES OUT COMEDY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

When Hillary says she has spent time with regular people, she must be referring to Secret Service agents, chauffeurs, and her friends on Wall Street.

I have Trump's AWESOME aeronautical response.

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Apr 30 10:52

House Committee Holds Hearing On Modernizing US Nuclear Infrastructure

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on a bill intended to streamline nuclear power regulatory rules, in order to allow safer and more efficient next-generation reactors to replace those being decommissioned.

Apr 30 10:32

Der Spiegel: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

By now, Angela Merkel is used to it. Whenever she meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the confidential content of their discussion appears in an Israeli newspaper a few days later.

But the story that appeared in Israel Hayom, a free, pro-Netanyahu newspaper on Feb. 16 surprised even the German chancellor. "Merkel: This Isn't the Time for Two States," was the headline. That was the chancellor's message to Netanyahu, the paper claimed, during the German-Israeli government consultations that had just taken place in Berlin.

Merkel's advisors were furious. The Israeli premier had apparently twisted her words to such a degree that it seemed as though she were supporting his policies. In fact, though, Merkel had repeatedly made it clear to Netanyahu that she believes the effects of Israeli settlement construction in the occupied territories are disastrous. The settlement policy, she believes, makes it unlikely that a viable Palestinian state can be established in accordance with plans aimed at a two-state solution. Any other approach, Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are convinced, would ultimately transform Israel into an apartheid regime. Netanyahu, however, has not shown himself to be the least bit impressed by such arguments.

Apr 30 10:29

NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report

NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.
Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States.

“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by the Wall Street Journal. “From our perspective, we could argue this is extraordinarily provocative behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work: these Russian snap exercise are temporary; NATO's deployments in Eastern Europe appear to be permanent.

Apr 30 10:23

Market Analyst: “Nothing Is Real… All Of This is Being Played To Keep People Believing The System Is Working” - Mac Slavo

President Obama has suggested that people like Greg Mannarino who are exposing the fraud for what it is are just peddling fiction. And just this week the President argued that he saved the world from a great depression and that the closing credits of the 2008 crash movie “The Big Short” were inaccurate when they claimed that nothing has been done to fundamentally curb the fraud and fix the system under his administration. But as Mannarino notes, the President and his central bank cohorts are making these statements because the system is so fragile that if the public senses even the smallest problem it could derail the entire thing:

Let’s just look at the stock market… there’s no possible way at this time that these multiples can be justified with regard to what’s occurring here with the price action of the overall market… meanwhile, the market continues to rise.

Apr 30 10:20

"Don't Fly Near Our Borders" - U.S. Spy Plane Again Intercepted By Russian Jet

According to CNN, yet another close encounter took place between the U.S. and Russia yesterday, as a Russian SU-27 allegedly conducted a barrel roll over top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic sea. The incident was in international airspace according to the Defense Department.

This is the second time a Russian jet has allegedly barrel rolled over a U.S. plane flying over the Baltic, and the incident marks the fourth close encounter between the two countries just this month, as tensions continue to rapidly escalate between the two countries.

The Russian SU-27 approached alongside within 25 feet of the U.S. aircraft, and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side, according to Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza, a U.S. Army spokesperson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the Obama administration is hell-bent on provoking war against Russia.

It would be very interesting to see just how far from "international airspace" the US reconnaissance jet had actually strayed.

Apr 30 10:16

Why We're So Unhealthy

The long lists of contributory factors to our growing ill-health distract us from the real source of our national health crisis: our food/illness/healthcare system is sick, and so it’s no wonder we’re sick, too. The only possible result of our unhealthy food/illness/healthcare care system is ill-health.

Understanding the Food / Illness / Healthcare System

Apr 30 10:13

Obama Admin Denies Saying “No Boots on the Ground” in Syria After Saying It 16 Times

By Claire Bernish

What does a government do when it’s caught in a flagrant lie? If you are the U.S. government, you simply tell another lie — and laugh at anyone who tries to call out your hypocrisy.

Setting aside his oft-parroted no-boots-on-the-ground imperative, President Obama announced Monday the U.S. would be quintupling the number of special forces troops deployed to Syria to fight Daesh (the so-called Islamic State). In fact, the announcement was made later on the same day Obama claimed to have “ruled out” the deployment of ground troops...

Apr 30 10:12

The House Just Voted to Give Wall Street Billions from Americans' Retirement Savings

If the House of Representatives gets its way, President Barack Obama won’t be able to crack down on unnecessary fees that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings a year.

Apr 30 10:06

Colorodo May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer

The first salvo in this this war may very well be launched by the state of Colorado, where voters will soon decide by referendum whether or not to replace Obamacare in their state with a statewide single-payer plan that would offer comprehensive health coverage, from preventative check ups to end-of-life care, according to ColoradoCare, the organization responsible for getting the referendum on the ballot.

Apr 30 10:03

Breaking: Baghdad State of Emergency, Green Zone Stormed

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have stormed Baghdad’s highly fortified, US established Green Zone, also home to the US Embassy, uninvited, the biggest in the world.

All staff of the Japanese, French, British, Australian, Jordanian, Emirates and Saudi Arabia Embassies have moved in to into the American Embassy, it is being reported.

Entrances have been reported sealed and tight security imposed to protect the Iraq Central Bank and other government banks, says an unconfirmed report. However, the Guardian contradicts stating that: “A guard at a checkpoint said the protesters had not been searched before entering. About ten members of the armed group loyal to Sadr were checking protesters cursorily while government security forces who usually conduct careful searches with bomb-sniffing dogs stood by the side.” (1)

Moreover: “Rudaw TV showed protesters chanting and taking selfies inside the parliament chamber where moments earlier MPs had been meeting.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, the US government's nightmare scenario, which I predicted might well happen some weeks ago, has actually begun to unfold in Iraq; and none of the US government's options look terribly good right now.

Any attempt at a decap strike against the popular Shiite Cleric, Muqtada Al Sadr, who has demanded a massive change in the way this country does business, will probably start a revolution, leaving no US military personnel or financial asset, safe in this country.

The US military could, wisely and intelligently, leave the country completely, but that would telegraph, painfully clearly, that the invasion and occupation of Iraq had been one hell of a huge mistake; and the US government and military are pathologically incapable of admitting, for all the blood and money spent, that they have made a mistake.

So what I think the US military and government officials will attempt to do is to flood the country with a massive infusion of more troops; however, that may well be way too little, and way too late.

Remember; it was Muqtada Al Sadr around whose leadership was formed the Mahdi Army, a formidable military group.

Under the current circumstances, I would imagine that he could "get the band back together", i.e., reconstitute that army, with lightning speed, and will fight any elements, including the US military, which prevent the Iraqi people from getting their country back.

Unfortunately for the US government, its members' collective and pathological inability to think any scenario through to its logical conclusion has been a blight on both foreign and domestic policy; the situation on the ground in Iraq suffers from the same lack of disciplined vision.

And the US government and its military are not going to have a "Saigon Moment" if Muqtada Al Sadr's movement is victorious; the US government will have a "Tehran 1979 moment".

And the brutal truth here is, the US government has brought this upon itself, and has no one else but itself to blame, if and when Baghdad falls.

Apr 30 09:44

China denies U.S. aircraft carrier Hong Kong port visit

China has denied a U.S. aircraft carrier entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban.

"We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C. Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was denied," he said. "We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the (command ship) USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue."
It was not immediately clear why the Stennis was denied port access.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My guess is that the "We gotta nuke China before the Yuan displaces the dollar" might have something to do with it.

Apr 30 09:37

President Obama’s Race for the “Imperial Legacy”: A World of Chaos and Disintegration

The Obama regime is desperate to overcome the consequences of his political, military and economic failures of the past six years and establish the US as the uncontested global economic and military power.

At this stage, Obama’s supreme goal is to leave an enduring legacy, where he will have: (1) surrounded and weakened Russia and China; (2) re-converted Latin America into an authoritarian free-trade backyard for US plunder; (3) turned the Middle East and North Africa into a bloody playpen for Arab and Jewish dictators bent on brutalizing whole nations and turning millions into refugees to flood Europe and elsewhere.

Once this ‘legacy’ is established, our ‘Historic Black President’ can boast that he has dragged our ‘great nation’ into more wars for longer periods of time, costing more diverse human lives and creating more desperate refugees than any previous US President, all the while polarizing and impoverishing the great mass of working Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the exception of the P5+1 deal with Iran, everything this man has touched, geopolitically, or economically, has become an absolutely and thoroughly wrecked, epic fail.

This desire to lock in his "legacy" is obviously driving Obama to set up conditions where it is only a matter of time, in the twilight of his presidency, that we will be at war with both Russia and China.

I would like to politely suggest that these wars will be absolutely suicidal for this country, because right now, the American military doesn't have the weaponry, the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia and China.

A narcissist of the highest order, President Obama is pathologically incapable of taking responsibility for anything wrong which has gone on in this country during his watch; that is a dangerous quality in any governmental leader, let alone the person with the honorific title "President of the Free World".

Apr 30 09:26

Which ‘religious group’ is outraged at John Boehner for comparing Ted Cruz to Lucifer?

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When former House Speaker John Boehner called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” he not only managed to rile up some supporters of the Texas Republican, but totally ticked off some actual satanists.

Although the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s assessment that Cruz is a “miserable son of a bitch,” it draws the line on calling him the devil.

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Apr 30 09:19

"A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation."

The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe asks that federal officials be forced to re-open the emergency room at the hospital administered by the Indian Health Service. The agency shuttered the ER in early December, two weeks after federal inspectors uncovered serious failures that they said put patients' lives at risk.

Apr 30 09:18

Fox News terrorism pundit pleads guilty to faking CIA ties. He pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades.

A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, federal prosecutors said.
Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, entered the plea in U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.

Apr 30 09:16

LETTER DETAILS FBI PLAN FOR SECRETIVE ANTI-RADICALIZATION COMMITTEES

OF THE PLANS put forward by the federal government to identify and stop budding terrorists, among the least understood are the FBI’s “Shared Responsibility Committees.”

The idea of the committees is to enlist counselors, social workers, religious figures, and other community members to intervene with people the FBI thinks are in danger of radicalizing — the sort of alternative to prosecution and jail time many experts have been clamoring for. But civil liberties groups worry the committees could become just a ruse to expand the FBI’s network of informants, and the government has refused to provide details about the program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, I know a way to absolutely stop terrorism and radicalization against the US and US interests, and it's pretty simple, really.

All the US government and military has to do is to stop mucking about with other peoples' countries, expropriating resources to which they have no moral right.

There, problem solved; wasn't that easy?!?!?

Apr 30 09:13

VIDEO -- Watch Ross Perot In The 1992 Presidential Debate Warn The American People About NAFTA And Free Trade

This is absolutely uncanny how right Perot was.

This is a historic clip that should be required viewing for everyone in America. Runs 2 minutes.

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Apr 30 09:07

Ukraine nearly doubles consumer gas prices to secure IMF aid

Urkaine's cash-strapped government on Wednesday nearly doubled average household gas tariffs in order to secure the release of billions of dollars in frozen IMF and other Western aid.
The long-delayed step is likely to play poorly with people who have already suffered from cutbacks imposed under an austerity plan set by the International Monetary Fund when it approved Kiev's $17.5-billion (15.5-billion-euro) rescue loan in 2014.
Former prime minister and current populist Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party leader Yulia Tymoshenko called the rate hike "a crime".
But it was immediately hailed by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt as a "big step forward for Ukraine's energy independence."

Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on Wednesday also stressed that Washington's assistance was "tied to Ukraine staying on the reform course" that included strict and timely compliance with the IMF's programme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder, with this incredibly steep hike in energy prices, how many Ukrainians will freeze this coming winter, because they don't have the money to pay, and just how long before the Ukrainian people will demand their government back, and held accountable?

Apr 30 09:01

What it's like to be a 12-year-old Palestinian girl in Israeli jail

A day after her release, D. is already weary of the receptions and interviews, and of being the heroine of the hour. She replies to questions with the demonstrative reluctance of an adolescent whose parents are driving her nuts with their tiresome nagging. Her expression is one of weariness and revulsion, possibly tinged with sadness. Her face lights up for a second, however, when we ask whether she was happy to be released. No, she wasn’t happy, she tells us. She misses S.P., a boy from Kafr Aqab, a Palestinian suburb of Jerusalem. She saw him very briefly in the posta (slang for prisoners van) on one of her trips to court, and hasn’t stopped thinking about him since. Here are photos of him on Facebook. A small boy of 12, head shaven, handcuffed, in a military court. And here’s another image of him, from before he was arrested: a studio portrait in which he’s wearing a black shirt and red tie.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The jailing of children, then having them sentenced to prison terms, is "Business as usual" for Israeli police and judges.

But whether this little girl was actually carrying scissors when she was arrested is not the point.

She was allegedly asked if she planned to do harm to Israelis, and she was said to have confessed to her intent.

But I have to wonder if she was actually questioned in Arabic, which she understands, or Hebrew, which she does not understand, thought that such a confession would keep her out of jail.

But the point of incarcerating Palestinian children is to attempt to completely break their spirits, and teach them learned helplessness at the hands of the Israeli occupation; that is the real, and only, point of such incarceration.

Apr 30 08:47

Psychologist Whose Lawyers Say He Didn’t Design CIA Torture Program Wrote A Book Bragging That He Did

James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, two psychologists whose firm made at least $81 million designing torture techniques for the CIA, “did not create or establish the CIA enhanced interrogation program,” their lawyers have argued. It’s a strange claim — especially now that promotional material for Mitchell’s forthcoming book calls him the “creator of the CIA’s controversial Enhanced Interrogation Program” and brags that the book offers “a dramatic firsthand account of the design, implementation, flaws and aftermath of the program.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning!!

Apr 30 08:39

Seeing shared threats, Turkey sets up military base in Qatar

Turkey deployed soldiers to a new military base in Qatar on Thursday as part of a security agreement which visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said would help counter threats to both countries.

The move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Davutoglu told students at Qatar University that the base, Turkey's first overseas military installation in the Middle East, was not intended for any specific operation but was a "presence for stability".

"I came here and I met with our officers. I told them Qatar is your second home, you are not in a foreign country," he said.

"I can tell you now that the security and stability of Qatar is like the security and stability of Turkey. We want a stable and secure Gulf. Turkey and Qatar, we have the same destiny," he added. "We face the same threats."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's look at a map of Qatar, and the countries which surround it:

Map of Qatar

This military contingent placed in Qatar suddenly gives Turkey access to the Persian Gulf; the Strait of Hormuz; the Gulf of Oman,and the Arabian Sea.

And for what purpose?!? but if you take a look at what is on the other side of that body of water the answer becomes quite clear; access to Iran, potentially for trade, and protection of trade routes.

As reported at haaretz.com on 16 April, 2016:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boost trade between their two countries at talks Saturday following the lifting of most international sanctions on Tehran. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories They also agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism during their meeting at Erdogan’s lavish palace near Ankara, just a day after Iran was accused of supporting extremists at a summit of Muslim heads of state in Istanbul.

Rouhani boycotted the closing meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in protest at the rebuke. His meeting with Erdogan focused on the Syrian conflict and trade between the two neighbors. In a joint press conference, Erdogan said he hoped bilateral trade would reach $30 billion annually. It currently stands at just $10 billion after years of sanctions. After being brought in from the cold following last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, Iran is being courted by both Europe and Turkey as a potentially lucrative market for trade and investment.

Now, I don't know in what currencies this trade will take place; but I can tell you one thing for an almost absolute certainty: it won't be done with US dollars!!

Apr 30 08:36

Zionism and the Third Reich

Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven. Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, "Tel Aviv," while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member.
Note: Hitler founder of Israel!

Apr 30 08:35

FBI bought $1m iPhone 5C hack, but doesn't know how it works

The FBI doesn’t know how the hack used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C works, and yet it paid in the region of $1m for the mechanism, which can used again to unlock any other iPhone 5C running iOS 9, according to reports.

Apr 30 08:34

Body of Russian soldier who called in an airstrike on himself after being surrounded by IS fighters has been recovered. He was posthumously awarded the Hero of Russia medal.

Tass news agency said special forces Snr Lt Alexander Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the Hero of Russia medal by President Vladimir Putin.
He died after calling in a Russian air strike to hit IS fighters who had surrounded him, Russian media reported.

Apr 30 08:33

ADL Urges Donald Trump to Reconsider “America First” in Foreign Policy Approach

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged presidential candidate Donald Trump to reconsider his use of the phrase “America First” as a slogan describing his approach to foreign affairs, citing its anti-Semitic use in the months before Pearl Harbor by a group of prominent Americans seeking to keep the nation out of World War II.
Note: Everything is ANTI-SEMITIC TO ADL. I AM SICK OF THIS CRAP!!!

Apr 30 08:31

Boom times for rent-a-mobs

These are busy — and profitable — times for rent-a-mobs. Just days after Black Friday protests against Walmart stores, many of the same agitators will be out again on Thursday protesting at fast-food restaurants in New York City and across the country.

We’re all supposed to pretend these are “organic” worker “uprisings” against exploitative employers; in fact, they’re all bankrolled by Big Labor and its allies.

At the forefront of this perpetual protest machine is New York’s Restaurant Opportunities Center, the union-founded “worker center” infamous for its protest shakedowns of nonunion restaurants.

Apr 30 08:30

US 'drops planned Pakistan F-16 fighter jet subsidy'

Apr 30 08:30

Russia claims Syria is preparing to recapture Raqqa and Deir Ezzor from ISIS

The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations claimed that the Syrian Army is readying to launch offensive operations against Islamic State (ISIS) in both Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

"This is what the Syrian Army is doing with support from the Russian Air Force. As a result of these actions, Palmyra has been recaptured and now they are planning to launch an operation towards Deir Ezzor and Raqqa. Fighting is taking place against groups like Al-Nusra Front in Aleppo and a few others places," Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin told Russia's RIA news agency on Friday.

The claim comes a mere day after the Syrian Army appeared to begin mobilizing for a large-scale offensive into Aleppo against Nusra and other groups, an offensive which the Russians are also likely to lend air support to.

Apr 30 08:29

The Syria White Helmets Exposed as US UK Agents Embedded with Al Nusra and ISIS

Apr 30 08:21

DESI: US special operations forces to Syria to prepare for a ground invasion

US-Russian showdown is looming in the horizon after the arrival of 250 US special operations forces to Hasakeh, Syria, and the number is believed to reach 500 in the coming days.

European Department for Security and Information Secretary General Haissam Bou Said Divulged that US special operations forces dispatched to Rumelan, province of Hasakeh, in Syria were tasked with “preparing for a ground invasion if and when the truce fails.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And we will make SURE the truce fails!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 30 08:16

U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing

The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war crime because the attack was not intentional. The military released a redacted 3,000-page internal investigation into the deadly bombing, which destroyed the only free trauma center of its kind in the country’s northern region and killed 42 patients, staffers and caretakers.

“The label ‘war crimes’ is typically reserved for intentional acts,” Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Friday. “The investigation found that the tragic incident resulted from a combination of unintentional human errors and equipment failures, and that none of the personnel knew that they were striking a medical facility.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how completely morally bankrupt the US military has become, in its defense of the indefensible; and for Votel to state that military personnel didn't know they were repeatedly shelling a hospital, and blame this on botched technology coupled with battle fatigue, is a lousy excuse.

So why, really, did the US military shoot up this hospital, and assassinate both patients and medical professionals?!

Well, here's the deal, as reported in November of 2015, surprisingly, by CNN:

Last month's U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders medical compound in Afghanistan appeared precisely focused on the main hospital building, the charity said in its internal review of the strike released Thursday, noting that the building's GPS coordinates had been provided earlier to the military. The Taliban took Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth-largest city, in late September, resulting in fierce fighting with Afghan forces. Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? Did U.S. know airstrike target was a hospital? 02:05 As the fighting intensified, Doctors Without Borders said it reaffirmed the GPS coordinates of the main hospital and administration office building at its Kunduz center with the U.S. Defense Department, Afghan Interior and Defense ministries and the U.S. Army in Kabul in a September 29 email. "Confirmation of receipt was received from both U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army representatives, both of whom assured us that the coordinates had been passed on to the appropriate parties. "Oral confirmation was received from the Afghan Ministry of Interior. MSF also shared the GPS coordinates with a U.N. intermediary who confirmed transmission directly to Operation Resolute Support," the charity said in its review. High-ranking Taliban at hospital? In the week leading up to the strike, Doctors Without Borders said, patients had shifted primarily from being with the Afghan government and police to injured Taliban combatants, and on September 30 around 65 of about 130 patients in the hospital were Taliban. These included two patients who appeared to be of higher rank. "This was assumed for multiple reasons: being brought in to the hospital by several combatants, and regular inquiries about their medical condition in order to accelerate treatment for rapid discharge," the charity said. The following day, a U.S. official in Washington asked the organization whether the Kunduz hospital or any other its locations had a large number of Taliban "holed up," the report said. The hospital confirmed the hospital was full of patients who included wounded Taliban. "MSF also expressed that we were very clear with both sides to the conflict about the need to respect medical structures as a condition to our ability to continue working. A U.N. civilian/military liaison advised MSF to remain within the GPS coordinates provided to all parties to the conflict as 'bombing is ongoing in Kunduz,' " the report said. Calm, quiet night Doctors With Borders staff confirmed it was quiet and calm at the Kunduz hospital the night of the airstrike. "No fighting was taking place around the hospital, no planes were heard overhead, no gunshots were reported, nor explosions in the vicinity of the hospital," the review said. The charity said the gates were shut and a coordinator conducting a nightly security round reported that the center "was calm, with no armed combatants present, nor any fighting on the hospital grounds or within the audible vicinity. All MSF guards were on duty and MSF was in complete control of the compound." Doctors Without Borders said Taliban and Afghan government forces had complied with a no weapons policy at the center and "medical staff were making the most of the quiet night to catch up on the backlog of pending surgeries."

So, it appears that the US military, having known and confirmed the GPS coordinates with MSF, made a decision, understanding that all patients, including the Taliban, were completely complying with the "no weapons" policy at the hospital, to assassinate as many Taliban as they could, and hey, if they blew away staff... hell, that was only collateral damage.

The grisly and brutal message was, that even in what should have been the sanctuary of a highly acclaimed charitable medical group, the Taliban could be picked off and murdered by US troops with impunity, and that was precisely what happened.

And General Votel, you should be bloody ashamed of yourself for signing off on this lame excuse for the attack; this is your professional equivalent to Colin Powell's "yellowcake uranium" moment in front of the UN regarding Iraq, which was yet another lie spun for the consumption of US citizens and the world at large to further the US government's agenda.

I would like to politely suggest that if I, as an ordinary American citizen, can research this to its ultimate, and most reasonable, conclusion, so can millions of other Americans.

Votel's narrative about the attack just doesn't hold water, plain and simple.

Apr 30 08:12

US political system is absolutely rigged: American author

An American author and political analyst says the US political system is absolutely rigged, and Hillary Clinton was hand-picked by the establishment to be the Democratic nominee for president.

Stephen Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a statement by US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who said he plans to remain in the presidential race despite losing four of the five states in Tuesday's primary voting.

Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, said Wednesday at a campaign rally in West Lafayette, Indiana, that he would remain in the race through the Democratic Party’s national convention in July.

Apr 30 08:11

TRUMP SUPPORTERS BEATEN, BLOODIED BY 'MEXICAN-FLAG WAVERS'

Donald Trump’s rally in Costa Mesa, California, was marked by violent protests from “almost entirely Latino” individuals, many waving Mexican flags, that led police to arrest at least 20 – though eyewitnesses said supporters of the billionaire businessman were all peaceful and the swell of aggression stemmed solely from the opposition camps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 30 08:05

Terrorists raping Europe - Nigel Farage

Apr 30 08:02

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [April 30, 2016]

Apr 30 08:01

Are Neocons Getting Ready to Ally With Hillary Clinton?

AFTER nearly a decade in the political wilderness, the neoconservative movement is back, using the turmoil in Iraq and Ukraine to claim that it is President Obama, not the movement’s interventionist foreign policy that dominated early George W. Bush-era Washington, that bears responsibility for the current round of global crises.

Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent presidential campaign, in a bid to return to the driver’s seat of American foreign policy.

Apr 30 08:01

Climate Hustle is a new film that debunks the global warming scare and will be playing in selected theatres across the U.S. on Monday May 2

Climate Hustle was produced to tear the cover off of the global warming debate to further investigate this multi-billion-dollar issue. This film event will reveal the history of climate scares, examine the science on both sides of the debate, and dig into the politics and media hype surrounding the issue. Cinema audiences will learn more about the topic through a panel discussion headlined by Sarah Palin (2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate; Governor of Alaska 2006-2009); moderated by Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center and respected climatologist Dr. David Legates. This riveting discussion will focus on climate change and issues brought up during the event.

Climate Hustle has been touted by the National Review as "Brutal and extremely funny." Cal Thomas called the movie "Tremendous," and Breitbart News proclaimed the film as "Dynamite."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bill Nye, the "not really science guy", says that watching this movie threatens national security!

Apr 30 07:59

Montana newspaper exposes hilarious ‘facts’ on display at creationist museum

“We’re cutting edge here,” Canen insisted. Scientists and academics who don’t believe the Bible, he said, are lazy thinkers who can’t let go of their old ideas.

“They hold onto (the idea) so long they don’t allow anything to question it,” he said. “If you can trust any historical document, you can trust the Bible.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, where did Cain get his wife?

Apr 30 07:56

US spy court did not reject any surveillance orders in 2015: Justice Dept. memo

The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed.

Apr 30 07:55

Target Boycott Crosses 1 Million Signers, Stock Sinks by $1.5 Billion

More than 1,000,000 people have signed the boycott pledge against Target, following the secretive decision by executives to open all of their stores’ bathrooms and changing rooms to people of both sexes.

Late Thursday night, roughly 75 people a minute were adding their name to the petition as it clicked over 1 million, just after 10:30 pm Eastern Time.

Apr 30 07:53

America's 21st Century Government: The Worst In This Country's History?

While future historians will make that judgment, this government is, without question, the worst I have witnessed in my lifetime. Specifically, I'm speaking of the government we have had in place since this country's entry into the 21st Century.

This assessment includes both the Bush and the Obama administrations, the Congress, together with various other government departments and agencies from the State and Defense Departments to the Pentagon and the CIA. The degree of incompetence and lack of wisdom and judgment in governing this nation is simply astounding.

Why do I call this the worst government; what are the facts and the evidence that would support this premise? While we could compile an endless list of its shortcomings let's concentrate on just 5 areas in which it is completely failing this country and its citizens:

Apr 30 07:52

The Mass Atrocities We Allow and Pay For

We are now advised that 250 more American troops are being sent to Syria solely to "advise and assist" the Syrian "people." Translated from propaganda, this means that our military forces in Syria will be increased to a total of.... well, who really knows, and not to include in-country CIA and armed American "contract employees," or the raiding air crews from carriers and nearby land bases. Nor can we be certain which side of the several shooting and gassing each other will our advisers and assisters be "helping."

Seems to me we've heard this song before. Korea comes to mind, and especially Viet Nam, from where 60,000 of our ultimate force in excess of half-a-million "advisers and assistants" were sent back home in wooden crates before we retreated to leave that land to its natives and their conquering masters.

Apr 30 07:51

Labour Has A Jewish Problem; it is dominated by Zionist Oligarchs

Jeremy Corbyn, the man who just a few months ago was a ‘hope for a change,’ is a wimp. For months, the man has unconditionally surrendered to the Jewish lobby. He has systematically betrayed each of his professed core principles. Not surprisingly, the legendary ‘Left Icon’ has even betrayed his friends.

Leftists tend to call each other comrade; they shove the word ‘comradeship’ into every political statement. Apparently, they are unable to grasp what comradeship is all about. Corbyn’s ‘comradeship’ was on display when he failed to stand up for the heroic Ken Livingstone who told the well-established and undeniable truth about Hitler’s support of Zionism and the Havara Agreement. Corbyn just ran away with his tail between his legs.

Apr 30 07:47

LGBT Group Calls for Federal Ban of Single-Sex Bathrooms in ALL Public Schools!

Sex crimes revolving around men in women’s facilities are becoming commonplace as liberals continue to push their anti-traditional values campaign onto the rest of us, but this fact doesn’t seem to be slowing the liberal march towards cultural insanity.

In the wake of a federal appeals courts ruling that a school must allow a girl to use the boys’ bathroom, LGBT advocacy groups are now demanding that the Obama administration federally mandate the same for all K-12 public schools across the nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious what is going on here. For the New World Order system of global government and permanent debt slavery to work, all of humanity must have their sense of identity destroyed. So...

Destroy the sense of historical identity (ban the Confederate flag).

Destroy the sense of regional identity (open the borders).

Destroy the sense of cultural identity (force refugees/illegal immigrants from one part of the globe to another).

Destroy the sense of sexual identity (blurring male/female roles), leaving people so confused about who they really are that they can never find the internal spiritual strength to oppose the rulers.


Apr 30 07:40

RISING CARBON DIOXIDE IS MAKING THE EARTH GREENER: EXTRA PLANT GROWTH CAUSED BY GREENHOUSE GASES COULD COVER THE USA TWICE

Scientists used satellite data over the past 33 years to measure leaf cover
Planet has got greener as plants have flourished in rising carbon dioxide
Additional plant growth is equivalent to covering the US twice in greenery
Rising carbon dioxide is responsible for 70 per cent of the extra greening
The pumping of excessive carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has widely been presented as setting our planet on a path towards disaster.

But a new study has revealed rising levels of the greenhouse gas due to humanity's actions is actually having a surprising side-effect – it is making the Earth greener.

Satellite data gathered over 33 years has shown there has been a 'persistent and widespread increase' in the growing season of plants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take THAT, Al Gore, and your warmongering Warmistas!!

Apr 30 07:39

US govt quietly tweaks rules to let cops, Feds hack computers anywhere, anytime

On Thursday the US Supreme Court approved a change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. It sounds innocuous, but the effects will be felt around the world. Under today's rules, US cops and FBI agents need to know where a computer is before they can get a warrant to directly hack the machine – because they have to ensure the judge and court they approach for the warrant has geographical jurisdiction over the physical location of the computer. In other words, a district judge can't issue a search warrant against someone outside her district

Apr 30 07:36

AS MORE AMERICAN BOOTS HIT THE GROUND IN SYRIA, U.S. PARSES “BOOTS” AND “GROUND”

After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there.

“There was never this ‘no boots on the ground,’” said Kirby. “I don’t know where this keeps coming from.”

The problem for Kirby was that Obama has repeated the promise at least 16 times since 2013:

For instance, on August 30, 2013, Obama said: “We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.”

On September 10, 2013, he said: “Many of you have asked, won’t this put us on a slippery slope to another war? One man wrote to me that we are ‘still recovering from our involvement in Iraq.’ A veteran put it more bluntly: ‘This nation is sick and tired of war.’ My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria.”

On September 7, 2014, he said: “In Syria, the boots on the ground have to be Syrian.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The long memory of the net hurls the defy at this, and many other issues.

And we all know, now, when members of the Obama Administration lie; they open their mouths... and words come out of them.

Apr 30 07:36

Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insects To End Global Warming

Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, spending some 2.7 billion kronor (£230 million) a year has announced its latest tranche of funding for creating a greener, more sustainable future — by weaning Europe off meat. It is hoped people will want to eat a so-called “climate smart” diet instead, reports FriaTider. Green activists and the United Nations are behind such political initiatives as ‘Meat Free Mondays’ — a gateway to full vegetarianism — which are based on the premise that meat consumption is driving man-made climate change. Another method to reduce that so-called burden on the earth is replacing meat protein with that harvested from insects instead.

Apr 30 07:35

State debt follies

The State Department follies: It is quite remarkable what one can learn or not learn from media briefings at the US State Department. This is the place where the US government presents to the world its views on global events. Others are less charitable – this is where Washington is determined to construct and control the geopolitical narrative.

Apr 30 07:34

George Galloway says Livingstone 'zionist' suspension part of ‘slow motion coup’

London mayoral candidate George Galloway put forward a fiery defense of suspended Ken Livingstone, arguing the former mayor’s comments on a Nazi-Zionist accord on relocation were a matter of “historical fact.”

Speaking at length about the Haavara Agreement reached on 25 August 1933 between Germany’s Zionist leaders and its fascist politicians, Galloway told Sky News Livingstone had fallen victim to an “entirely synthetic crisis.”

Apr 30 07:33

‘Terror Cell’ Raid: Suspected Recruiters Detained In Moscow Region

Security forces raided a suspected ‘terror cell’ in the city of Khimki, Moscow Region.

Apr 30 07:32

US GENERAL FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT OUR TROOPS ARE DOING IN IRAQ

Speaking yesterday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joe Dunford confirmed that US troops in Iraq are “fighting and dying” in combat operations, confirming that the October 22 death of a Army sergeant was in combat.

That admission is a big one, as US officials have danced around the question of “combat troops” by presenting the troops being deployed to Iraq, and elsewhere in the region, as “trainers” or “advisers” in official comments.

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R – AK) pushed particularly hard on the matter, saying he believes the attempt to present Iraq as “non-combat” diminishes the sacrifices of the soldiers slain in the country, and that it iss important to “level with the American people.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current Administration has simply undercut any shred of credibility it might once have had by pathologically lying to the American people about everything, from war to employment numbers; you cannot believe anything that anyone says from the Obama Administration, and they have no one to blame but themselves for this.

Apr 30 07:31

NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report

NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States.

“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by the Wall Street Journal. “From our perspective, we could argue this is extraordinarily provocative behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. The US deploys military assets to the Russian border. Russia starts holding drills because the US forces are simulating attacks on Russia ... and somehow this is all Russia'a provocations?

Apr 30 07:29

Assad's military claims to have seized Israeli arms shipment in S. Syria

Syrian army sources claimed Wednesday that they had ambushed and captured a group of vehicles packed with Israeli weapons in the southern part of the country. The sources did not say specifically that the shipment came from Israel but alleged that the weapons and ammunition were marked with Hebrew writing, indicating their origin. The sources also failed to specify the exact location of the ambush, only saying that the vehicles were travelling in the area of Swaida, the main Druze city in the Jebel Druze area.

Apr 30 07:27

Rising carbon dioxide is making the Earth GREENER: Extra plant growth caused by greenhouse gases could cover the USA twice

The pumping of excessive carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has widely been presented as setting our planet on a path towards disaster. But a new study has revealed rising levels of the greenhouse gas due to humanity's actions is actually having a surprising side-effect – it is making the Earth greener. Satellite data gathered over 33 years has shown there has been a 'persistent and widespread increase' in the growing season of plants.

Apr 30 07:25

China and Russia are boosting their military cooperation to try to contain the US

China and Russia will increase military exercises to strengthen security and defence cooperation amid growing tensions in the ­disputed South China Sea.

Russian Defence Minister ­Sergey Shoigu unveiled the plan at a meeting with his visiting ­Chinese counterpart Chang ­Wanquan on Wednesday, Tass news agency reported.

“We highly appreciate a high level of Russian-Chinese contact both at the state and defence levels,” Shoigu said. “This year we are going to hold more exercises and events than in past years.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russian and Chinese leadership are no fools; they can see what's coming, from a standpoint of US and NATO aggression, and are taking appropriate steps to prevent it, or at least contain it.

As I mentioned in a post the other day, this horrific push toward a new world war, being engineered by by the US government, has two objectives.

First, to distract many Americans from the financial misery in which they have found themselves, courtesy of President Obama's foreign and domestic policies.

Secondly, to attempt to prevent the rise of the Yuan and Ruble against a badly failing US dollar.

Unfortunately, such a war may well fail for the US government.

And I say this because the painful, and unvarnished, truth here is that the US military does not have the weaponry, the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome of a conventional war against Russia and China.

In Russia and China, when weapons are field tested and deployed, they work as described, or even better.

The US weapons procurement system is corrupt from top to bottom, because our Congressional Representatives get contributions, overt and covert, from the weapons manufacturers, to make sure it is their companies which get the weapons contracts.

How this translates, once US weapons are deployed in the field, is that they are generally delivered late, hideously over-budget, chronically flawed,and don't come up at all to the standards of performance they were supposed to meet.

Apr 30 07:21

America’s Coming Tax Increase

The debt held by the public has approximately doubled since President Obama took office and is now equal to 74% of gross domestic product. It is true that with the right policy mix, economic growth—stuck at just over 2% during the Obama “recovery”—will help close federal deficits and pay down the debt. At the end of World War II, for example, the debt-to-GDP ratio was at 104% and shrank to a low of 23% by 1974. But letting growth or future belt-tightening close the gap is the exception, not the rule. More often, higher taxes are the result.

Apr 30 07:19

Chemical vapors sicken 20 nuclear facility workers, cause evacuation, work stoppage

Twenty workers at the The Hanford Site nuclear facility in Washington state were sent for medical evaluations after inhaling chemical vapors in the vicinity of a leaking nuclear waste tank which was being transferred, according to US Energy Department officials.

Hanford tank workers were performing routine tasks at the vast nuclear waste site when they all started complaining of headaches on Thursday before being sent for medical evaluations, according to local news station KING.

Apr 30 07:19

400 arrested in Stuttgart, protesters clash with police outside AfD party congress (VIDEOS)

Police have made around 400 arrests as clashes broke outside the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party conference in Stuttgart. During their congress, the right-wing populist movement wants to adopt a clear anti-Islam stance, when its manifesto is presented.

A large number of demonstrators had gathered outside the building where the congress was to be held and several hundred protesters were trying to block access to those trying to attend the party conference.

Apr 30 07:12

WILL 2016 BE THE YEAR OF THE MULTINATIONAL BANK BAIL IN ?

Enter the Bail-In (not to be confused with Bruce Lee's enter the dragon, although one might see a correlation with the bank depositors being the recipients of financial karate chops). In the infinite wisdom of many political leaders, the bail-in paradigm is now upon us with the Austrian Government also saying JA, JA to implementing the bail-in option for Hypo Alpe Adria (or should we say Heta Asset Resolution?). And of course all European Union nations were required to pass bail-in legislation for their respective countries in 2016, so do not think this applies only to Austria alone (in fact, the bail-in paradigm is also in place in Canada and the US, so do think this is native to Europe only either). And regarding this matter, a news story from late 2015 reported that The European Commission was taking legal action against the Netherlands and Luxembourg for failing to implement banking bail-in initiatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you think this cannot happen here in the US, you need to to think again, and please, very carefully.

Invest what you can in small amounts of silver and gold. Keep all currency you absolutely do not need to pay the bills under your own personal control; and do not think for one second that bank safe deposit boxes are actually "safe", during a time of financial emergency. They, and their contents can be expropriated during a time of financial stress.

As reported on 31 March, 2015 at infowars.com:

According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announce to them that “under the Patriot Act” the DHS has the absolute right to seize, without any warrant whatsoever, any and all customer bank accounts, to make “periodic and unannounced” visits to any bank to open and inspect the contents of “selected safe deposit boxes.” Further, the DHS “shall, at the discretion of the agent supervising the search, remove, photograph or seize as evidence” any of the following items “bar gold, gold coins, firearms of any kind unless manufactured prior to 1878, documents such as passports or foreign bank account records, pornography or any material that, in the opinion of the agent, shall be deemed of to be of a contraband nature.” DHS memos also state that banks are informed that any bank employee, on any level, that releases “improper” “classified DHS Security information” to any member of the public, to include the customers whose boxes have been clandestinely opened and inspected and “any other party, to include members of the media” and further “that the posting of any such information on the internet will be grounds for the immediate termination of the said employee or employees and their prosecution under the Patriot Act.” Safety deposit box holders and depositors are not given advanced notice when failed banks shut their doors. If people have their emergency money in a safe deposit box or an account in a bank that closes, they will not be allowed into the bank to get it out. They can knock on the door and beg to get in but the sheriff’s department or whoever is handling the closure will simply say “no” because they are just following orders.

And here is another confirmation, appearing 3 April 2013, from huffingtonpost.com, giving a little more background on these procedures:

Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few eurozone troika officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making; that they originated with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland (discussed earlier here); and that the result will be to deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds. New Zealand has a similar directive, discussed earlier here. Few depositors realize that legally, the bank owns the depositor’s funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank’s, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs. (See here and here.) But until now, the bank has been obligated to pay the money back as cash on demand. Under the FDIC-BOE plan, our IOUs will be converted into “bank equity.” The bank will get the money and we will get stock in the bank. With any luck we may be able to sell the stock to someone else, but when and at what price? Most people keep a deposit account so they can have ready cash to pay the bills.

Apr 30 07:03

Anti-corruption protesters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, enter parliament

Hundreds of supporters of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have been protesting corruption, have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone. Some have entered the parliament buildings, according to Reuters.

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Apr 30 05:43

“Pandemonium” at Cali Trump rally, protestors, Mexicans, cheer “F*** Donald Trump”

Protesters, mostly Mexican, took to the streets in droves at the latest Trump rally to spread their message, which simply put was:

Apr 30 05:38

ALTERNATIVE SATURDAY CARTOONS: APRIL 30, 2016

Here is another round of Saturday cartoons from Snippits. Enjoy!!!

Apr 30 05:30

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Fear over safety of reactors across the border in Belgium prompts government to order 15m pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the body

The Dutch government has ordered 15m iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border in Belgium.

The iodine pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid, would be given first to children under 18 and pregnant women living within a 100-kilometre (62-mile) radius of a plant, health ministry spokeswoman Edith Schippers said.

Until now, the tablets have been available within 20km of a plant, to everyone aged 40 and under.

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Apr 30 05:10

Netherlands Pledges $1.4 Million for Russian-Language News Center

The Netherlands is allocating 1.3 million euros (about $1.4 million) for setting up a news center that will ensure the cooperation of independent Russian-language media in Europe, the country’s Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced.

The center will enable journalists to exchange news stories and articles in the Russian language, Koenders said in a statement posted on the official Dutch government website on Friday.

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Apr 30 04:59

Personal spending was weaker than forecast in March

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Millan Mulraine, deputy chief US macro strategist at TD Securities, said real personal consumption activity ended the quarter on a weak note.

"As a result, our early tracking for Q2 is now closer to the lower end of the 1.5% to 2.0% range, suggesting a very weak rebound for growth from the disappointing +0.5% q/q performance in Q1," he wrote to clients.

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Apr 30 04:22

For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued

Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.

Two years ago, the president of Credit Management Services, a collection agency in Grand Island, Nebraska, presented a struggling local family with the keys to a used 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. To commemorate the donation, the company held a ceremony that concluded outside its offices, where the couple and their two young girls could try out their new car.

The family’s story was dire: their eight-year-old daughter’s failing kidney had led to multiple surgeries and a deluge of medical bills, according to an article in the local newspaper.

But CMS played another role in the family’s life, one the article didn’t mention. The company had previously sued the couple eight times over unpaid medical bills and garnished both of their wages. As recently as two weeks earlier, CMS had seized $156, a quarter of the girl’s father’s paycheck.

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Apr 30 00:32

28 percent of people say they don't trust Facebook at all

Technically Incorrect: In a new poll, people merrily admit to giving Facebook their data while in the same breath saying they don't trust the site.

April 29, 2016

Apr 29 21:07

SpaceX Breaks Boeing-Lockheed Monopoly on Military Space Launches

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N) have held on military space launches for more than a decade.

The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air Force officials said.

Apr 29 20:37

Paying income tax in America is Voluntary

Idiot Harry Reid maintains that paying income tax is voluntary in the U.S.. Harry Reid is the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. He's obviously not very bright. But then again... he is a politician.

Apr 29 18:23

Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance

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