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January 26, 2015

Jan 26 21:40

Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report

the costs of obamacare keep on rising for both policy members and taxpayers (even people who receive subsidies will see their co-pays go up)

Jan 26 20:30

NASA Scientists Mystified by White Spot on Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft continues its approach to the dwarf planet Ceres for its planned mission. During this approach it has already snapped several images of this small planet located in the asteroid belt. And what these pictures have revealed has mystified scientists at NASA for weeks.

A strange, flickering white blotch has been found on the dwarf planet Ceres, puzzling scientists.

"Yes, we can confirm that it is something on Ceres that reflects more sunlight, but what that is remains a mystery," Mission Director and Chief Engineer for the Dawn mission, Marc Rayman says.

Currently, however, the Dawn spacecraft is too far away to provide any clearer images or study the strange phenomenon.

Jan 26 18:52

U.S. bird flu outbreak: Foster Farms quarantined, Canadian infected

Officials: 'Every bird at farm must be destroyed'

Jan 26 18:32

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post.

Jan 26 18:16

Teenager answers: If America has $18 trillion in debt, can it still claim to be a wealthy nation?

Last night’s State of the Union address had one conspicuous omission, and it’s huge.

It’s bigger than all the wars, it’s bigger than the stock market, it’s bigger than the government, it’s bigger than the wages of all the people in America, it’s bigger than the economy.

It’s bigger than America itself.

And it seems incredibly strange to me that the President of America failed to mention it even once (nor was it mentioned in the Republican response).

It is of course, the national debt.

This, to me, is very dangerous. It suggests that the people in charge are in complete denial about the single biggest issue this country faces. And there’s a reason for that.

Jan 26 17:13

Charlie Hebdo bombshell! Suicided officer’s family denied access to autopsy

Exclusive! Panamza has contacted the mother of Helric Fredou – the Police Commissioner charged with preparing a report on the family background of Charlie Hebdo – who was found dead with a bullet in the head just hours after the attack.

I asked for the autopsy report and was told: “You won’t get it.”

Jan 26 16:47

Something To Hide? Jeffrey Epstein Orgy Plane Sex Logs ‘Sanitized’ To Protect Pals Like Clinton, Attorneys Claim

The US and Russia possess 93% of the world’s approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons. While about 6,300 await dismantlement around the world, 4000 are operationally available. An estimated 1800 remain on high alert, ready to launch on short notice. The US nuclear fleet rests not only at 12 sites in 11 US states, but also at 6 sites in 5 different European countries. Russia is more opaque about the locations of its nuclear weapons but is estimated to have permanent storage at 40 locations within the country.

Jan 26 16:42

Helen Caldicott Foundation

The US and Russia possess 93% of the world’s approximately 16,300 nuclear weapons. While about 6,300 await dismantlement around the world, 4000 are operationally available. An estimated 1800 remain on high alert, ready to launch on short notice. The US nuclear fleet rests not only at 12 sites in 11 US states, but also at 6 sites in 5 different European countries. Russia is more opaque about the locations of its nuclear weapons but is estimated to have permanent storage at 40 locations within the country.

Jan 26 16:29

Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere

“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Gore, white courtesy telephone.


Jan 26 16:26

Ferguson Scared the Super-Rich So Bad They’re Planning Exits

According to a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ferguson and Occupy absolutely terrified the world’s super-rich, and now they’re buying airstrips and farms in remote locations to escape to At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which was held between January 21-24, over 2,500 leaders in the fields of business, international politics, academia and journalism met to discuss major global challenges, including inequality, terrorism and climate change.

Jan 26 16:24

Helen Caldicott, MD - PHYSICIAN - AUTHOR - SPEAKER

The Medical Implications of the Nuclear Age

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Today's radio guest.

Jan 26 16:20

Jean-Marie Le Pen injured in house fire

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Harassment of those ho question the official story has begun.


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Jan 26 16:10

Robots are starting to break the law and nobody knows what to do about it

The Random Darknet Shopper, an automated online shopping bot with a budget of $100 a week in Bitcoin, is programmed to do a very specific task: go to one particular marketplace on the Deep Web and make one random purchase a week with the provided allowance. The purchases have all been compiled for an art show in Zurich, Switzerland titled The Darknet: From Memes to Onionland, which runs through January 11.

The concept would be all gravy if not for one thing: the programmers came home one day to find a shipment of 10 ecstasy pills, followed by an apparently very legit falsified Hungarian passport– developments which have left some observers of the bot’s blog a little uneasy.

If this bot was shipping to the U.S., asks Forbes contributor and University of Washington law professor contributor Ryan Calo, who would be legally responsible for purchasing the goodies? The coders? Or the bot itself?

Jan 26 16:02

Russian Elite Warns Of War With The U.S.

Jan 26 15:45

Putin Calls Ukrainian Army 'NATO Legion'

Ukrainian armed forces are in essence a 'NATO legion', which is not serving the country's national interests, Russian President Putin said.

Jan 26 15:32

Psaki Calls Allegations About US Private Army in Ukraine 'False'

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki called allegations over US troops or mercenaries operating in Ukraine false.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, really, that's just SILLY! Only a wacko tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy wingnut would even LISTEN to such drivel. Honestly!"

Jan 26 15:18

Combating Austerity and Post-Democracy in Greece - Syriza’s Challenge

The Syriza victory is more significant in another sense: the challenge it poses to democracy in the euro-zone. The issues of austerity and debt cannot be divorced from that of political management. Where, given Syriza’s jarring win, does that sit in the European rubric, frayed as it is? For one, the party faces what has been termed by French philosopher Jacques Rancière as the “post-democratic” moment.

Jan 26 15:18

BIBI’S FALSE FLAGS AT HALF MAST

But we should not forget what France, the first European country to bestow full legal rights on Jews, still offers them: vibrant Jewish institutions and a government that sees their presence as integral to the French future. The French president and prime minister, along with the mayor of Paris, have been steadfast in their support of Jews on French soil.

Jan 26 15:10

Despite All The Snow, Barack Obama’s Sick Obsession With Climate Change Rages On

Despite a “tidal wave” of snow that could potentially dump three feet of the white stuff on New York City, Barack Obama continues to insist that global warming is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing. And in his second term he is making the fight against climate change one of his top priorities.

Jan 26 15:08

94-Year-Old WWII Vet Insists He's Alive, but the IRS Isn't Having It

By now, most of us have learned not to expect too much from the Internal Rip-off Service IRS. The agency is certainly not known for its efficiency or accuracy, and has shown us time and again what kind of bewildering incompetence it is capable of.

But sometimes even the most dysfunctional government agencies do things that are so perplexing that one is left scratching their head and wondering...how is this happening?

This time, a 94-year-old World War II veteran is the victim.

Jan 26 15:07

Corporate Tax Break Scheme Is Gaining A Momentum We Must Stop

There is no real argument over whether the nation needs to do more to improve its infrastructure – its transportation, water, power and information networks. But there is an argument over how best to pay for it all – and that argument is increasingly turning in a dangerous direction.

Jan 26 14:58

Be afraid... be very afraid...ISIS urges new attacks after Paris shootings

The Islamic State jihadist group ISIS urged Muslims on Monday to carry out new attacks similar to the Paris shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 17 people were killed.

Jan 26 14:47

POLL - What was the real nationality of the "Ukie" soldier?

Jan 26 14:36

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

With the UK industry in intensive care, Stuart Littlewood asks whether Britons should throw open the door and allow US big business to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty.

Jan 26 14:34

Presumed US mercenary caught in Mariupol

Amid the devastation of Mariupol artillery strikes which killed or wounded dozens, which was promptly blamed by both sides on the «adversary» — and has been proclaimed by both 'sides' (more on that later) as more violent than before the truce — an 'odd' clip has emerged that appears to provide all the 'proof' a US intelligence officer would need to surmise that US military boots are on the ground in Ukraine.

Jan 26 14:33

Kiev introduces state of emergency in Donbass, high alert across Ukraine

The Ukrainian government has introduced the state of emergency in the war-torn south-eastern Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, and put all other territories on high alert, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced.

Jan 26 14:32

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts

A jury found CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is guilty of all charges against him, according to RT’s Manuel Rapalo at the Virginia courthouse. The government accused Sterling of illegally revealing classified information about a mission.

Jan 26 14:32

The Return of the Protected Jewish Minority in Europe

Contrary to the standard narratives of Jewish ‘history,’ a prominent feature of the historical presence of Jews in Europe has been their protected status. The common context for this status was a symbiotic relationship between the Jewish minority and exploitative or tyrannical elites. As agents of the feared elite, as foreigners, as exploiters in their own right, and with interests antagonistic to those of the non-Jewish majority, the Jews would not be long in incurring the wrath of the peasantry.

Jan 26 14:27

Russia may lift food import ban from Greece if it quits EU - Russian agriculture minister

Russia may lift its ban on food imports from Greece in the event it quits the European Union, Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov told a news conference in Berlin on Friday.

Fyodorov is leading an official Russian delegation to the International Green Week public exhibition for the food, agriculture, and gardening industry.

“If Greece has to leave the European Union, we will build our own relations with it, the food ban will not be applicable to it,” he said.

Jan 26 14:26

Wealth Gap: 10% of Americans Own 91% (but the Queen and Rothschilds Still Own Almost Everything)

Every few months for the last couple of years, a new story pops up declaring the "official" wealth gap — the one most public sources will admit to — is getting wider and wider at a faster and faster rate.

This is the real economic crisis.

The wealth gap in America, for example, is insane these days.

Jan 26 14:23

BBC asks “Are Jews and ‘Jewish Interests’ overrepresented in government?”

In rational, post-Enlightenment Europe, religion has long since been relegated to a safe space, with Judaism and Christianity the safe targets of satire in secular western societies.

Not so Islam. It is commonly held and agreed that the primary motive behind the Charlie Hebdo attack was to harm the cartoonists of the Paris based publication. 5 of the total number of victims killed were cartoonists. Only one cartoonist was listed as being Jewish.

Jan 26 14:20

German Anti-Islamisation Marches: What the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You to Know

LEIPZIG, Germany – Wednesday night saw a flare of violence and an accompanying police operation on a scale without precedent in recent German history. A group opposing militant Islam in Europe has called a demonstration, the city is deafened by political slogans played over loudspeakers, property is vandalised, and explosives are thrown at police in colossal running battles that involve thousands of people.

If you got your news from the mainstream media, what is increasingly known in Germany as the ‘liar press’ (Luegenpresse), the story might very well end there. Then again, the report might also throw in salacious details about the former leader of this movement and his colourful past, or the tragic death of an immigrant man who was killed shortly after a demonstration in Dresden last week.

Jan 26 14:20

Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Own Data Shows Links Between Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The CDC’s own research has found that the long denied vaccine-SIDS link is real.

If you believe the official pronouncements of top governmental health agencies like the CDC and FDA, all the vaccines in the present day schedule are a priori safe and effective.

Not only are you told that they can’t harm you, but that not taking them can kill you.

Parents are under even more pressure. They are told that refraining from vaccinating their infants or children will greatly increase their risk of dying or being disabled. Worse, they are increasingly labeled as ‘crazy’ and ‘irresponsible’ anti-vaccine zealots who are putting the lives of others in danger.

But what happens when the actual evidence from the scientific and clinical literature produced by these very agencies contradicts their own vaccine policies?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some of these deaths are covered up by accusing the parents pf shaken baby syndrome!

Jan 26 14:06

Hillary Clinton Mocks Putin, Gladly Accepts $500K in Jewels from Head-Chopping Saudi Dictator

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is dead. But he left behind $500K in jewels and various other gifts for rabid anti-Putin fanatic Hillary Clinton
Does Putin need to behead someone to curry her favor? Maybe...

Jan 26 13:57

Panic in Kiev?

The head of state is still convinced that the situation is under control, and hopes that in case of a real threat he will still have the chance to ask the West for help.

Jan 26 13:52

Freedom, Where Are You? Not in America or Europe

When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss franc shot up. As in the US, quantitative easing (QE) serves to enrich the already rich. It has no other purpose.

Jan 26 13:38

Unknown 'device' lands on White House grounds; no danger seen

The US Secret Service has recovered a "device" on the White House grounds, which according to reports was a small drone, but there was no immediate danger from the incident, the White House said.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with President Barack Obama in India on Monday that the Secret Service — the agency that protects Obama and his family, and secures the White House grounds — is investigating.

Earnest described the object as a "device" but said he did not know what it was.

Jan 26 13:37

“Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution”

I must begin with an apology—that I’ve provided readers with such a confusing title to have to digest. It sounds like the sort of title that would be created by some committee. Or worse, by a group of governments that are trying very hard to conceal the purpose of some especially nefarious agreement that they’ve just colluded on.

Well, as luck would have it, that’s just what it is. The “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution” agreement is the title of a decision that was reached by the G20 countries, to approve an across-the-board Cyprus-style bail-in.

Jan 26 13:34

Second FOX News Suicide in Two Months: Employee Shoots Himself in Front of NYC Head Office

Phillip Perea was a 41-year-old employee for FOX News local affiliate in Austin, Texas, who was on a mission to expose the ills and hypocrisy of his former employer.

The irony here, is that this whole debacle originated from for FOX News accusing one of its own for being ‘sensational’. Bizarre, to say the least. Stranger however, might be the fact that Geraldo Rivera was tweeting rumors of “suicide notes” immediately after the event, and also that no photos or images of Perea were left on his Facebook page or in his photo albums before his death – only audio tracks remain online of his voice – making him a ghost of sorts.

Jan 26 13:34

Sheriff Tells Citizens to Defy NY SAFE Act’s Pistol Permit Renewal Rule at Oath Keepers Meeting

At a January 17 meeting of the Oath Keepers, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey told attendees to defy the state's new pistol permit recertification rule in an effort to gum up the law's enforcement by causing an overwhelming number of permit expirations on the same day.

Jan 26 13:24

The Global War On Terror Is Being Used To Bring In A Global Government Of Terror

I am humored by the sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity that some people in this country accept concerning their representatives on the topic of “Global terror.”

Jan 26 13:19

Man honks horn at cops because they’re blocking a driveway, so they brutally beat him

It seems to be impossible to even have a conversation about the police accountability without “Rialto” being mentioned at least once

Jan 26 13:18

FBI nabs member of Russian spy ring in New York City

“The attempt by foreign nations to illegally gather economic and other intelligence information in the United States through covert agents is a direct threat to the national security of the United States, and it exemplifies why counterespionage is a top priority,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless they are Israeli spies, who get a free pass.

Jan 26 13:14

Greenpeace Activist Calls for Climate Change ‘Deniers’ to be Beheaded

A climate change advocate, believed to be a Greenpeace activist and Guardian contributor, has called for the beheading of so-called “climate change deniers”, arguing the world would be a better place without them. The comments are merely the latest in a long history of warmists advocating the killing of people who question global warming dogma.

Jan 26 13:13

Huge Reserves Of Freshwater Lie Beneath The Ocean Floor

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world’s oceans. The water has remained shielded from seawater thanks to the accumulation of a protective layer of sediment and clay. And it’s not a local phenomenon. Such reserves are to be found under continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

Jan 26 13:12

Saxo Bank: The Syriza Victory Is A Disaster For Europe

The result was worse than expected whatever the final outcome - the anti-austerity vote is massive, but it could be an empty gesture as Greece in reality has little choice: Comply with the Troika or leave the EUR. I doubt the later will happen with the same vote as the Greeks are tired of austerity but not off being European.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That sounds like wishful thinking to me.

Jan 26 13:11

More Than 5,000 Flights Cancelled As ‘Life-Threatening’ Blizzard Bears Down On Eastern U.S.

New York officials told residents to stay at home as a blizzard forecasters call “life-threatening” may dump as much as two feet of snow from New York to Boston. Northern New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and large parts of southern New England to Boston may receive as much as 60 centimetres of snow, the National Weather Service said in its latest advisory.

Jan 26 13:11

U.S., Europe threaten new sanctions against Moscow

U.S. and European leaders threatened new sanctions against Moscow after a missile attack blamed on pro-Russian separatists killed 30 civilians in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the latest escalation in violence that has brought Kiev’s fight with rebels back toward full-scale war.

Russia reacted with defiance, blaming Kiev and its Western backers for the surge in fighting, but it also called for urgent talks on implementing a September cease-fire. Separatists backed off earlier threats of a broad offensive on Mariupol and other targets, but shelling along the contact line between the two sides was extremely heavy over the weekend, Ukrainian military officials said.

Jan 26 13:08

New York Times Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda

In late February, a conference is scheduled in New York City to discuss the risk of nuclear war if computers reach the level of artificial intelligence and take decisions out of human hands. But there is already the old-fashioned danger of nuclear war, started by human miscalculation, fed by hubris and propaganda.

Jan 26 13:07

Former Fox Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building

A former employee of a Fox television station in Texas shot himself outside the front doors of a Midtown Manhattan office building shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, a law-enforcement official said.

Jan 26 13:05

People Can Be Induced To Remember Crimes They Never Committed

The idea that memories are not as reliable as we think they are is disconcerting, but it’s pretty well-established. Various studies have shown that participants can be persuaded to create false childhood memories—of being lost in a shopping mall or hospitalized, or even highly implausible scenarios like having tea with Prince Charles.

Jan 26 12:55

Bankster Austerity Measures Under Attack in Wake of Syriza Win in Greece

On Sunday the leader of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, promised to end five years of austerity, “humiliation and suffering” imposed by international banksters on the Greek people.

Jan 26 12:25

Public Water Fluoridation Being Challenged in Dallas

Activist Post

Regina Imburgia states,"Dallas Councilman Sheffie Kadane continues to repeat the basic truth about the water fluoridation issue in Dallas by stating, 'We have enough fluoride in the raw untreated water and we can save a million dollars for the city by voting no to the purchase of this chemical'”.

Sheffie states his concerns saying, ”This fluoride is not even pharmaceutical grade; it is a toxic by-product of industry”. On December 10, 2014 the vote was postponed to January 28, 2015, Sheffie explained why he wanted to postpone the vote to renew the contract to purchase the Hydrofluorosilicic Acid by saying, “It would give me more time to discuss with the entire council one on one”...

Jan 26 12:08

Canada Signs Billion-Dollar Weapons Deal with Saudi Arabia

According to reports in a variety of specialist military publications -- including Jane's, the UK-based group of defence industry publications -- the LAV IIIs are for the National Guard (SANG), a 100,000-strong force of Bedouin tribesmen and Wahhabi religious zealots whose prime task is to protect King Abdullah and the royal family from domestic opponents.

Indeed, the SANG acts as the king's personal army, is not administered by the Ministry of Defence and is commanded by his son Miteb. One of the SANG's main duties is to protect the monarch from military coups. Another is to guard the country's Muslim religious sites.

The role of the SANG, which outnumbers the 75,000-strong Saudi Arabian army, will be of critical importance in coming months and years as the country approaches an unprecedented succession crisis. King Abdullah is 91 years old and in failing health.

Jan 26 12:01

U.S. NURSING HOMES’ NEW TACTIC TO COLLECT DEBTS: SEIZING POWER OF ATTORNEY TO CONTROL THEIR MONEY

One day last summer, after he disputed nursing home bills that had suddenly doubled Lillian Palermo’s copays, and complained about inexperienced employees who dropped his wife on the floor, Dino Palermo was shocked to find a six-page legal document waiting on her bed. It was a guardianship petition filed by the nursing home, Mary Manning Walsh, asking the court to give a stranger full legal power over Lillian Palermo, now 90, and complete control of her money.

Jan 26 12:00

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Do you ever solve problems by ignoring them? Most of us would say that is not possible, yet that is precisely what western governments do in their efforts to counteract what is called “Islamic terror.” Yes, there are vast and costly efforts to suppress the symptoms of what western governments regard as a modern plague, including killing many people presumed to be infected with it, fomenting rebellion and destruction in places presumed to be prone to it, secretly returning to barbaric practices such as torture, things we thought had been left behind centuries ago, to fight it, and violating rights of their own citizens we thought were as firmly established as the need for food and shelter. Governments ignore, in all these destructive efforts, what in private they know very well is the origin of the problem.

Jan 26 11:50

Downsize Democracy for 40 Years, Here's What You Get: New signs civilization is veering towards collapse

Theoretically, of course, neoliberalism says the state should not intervene in the efficient functioning of the market -- resulting in prosperity for everyone. But the theory, according to neoliberalism authority David Harvey, was simply hijacked by the elites to fleece the system -- bailing out the financial sector with trillions of taxpayers' dollars and failing to re-regulate, while gutting labour and environmental regulation. Government actions reveal neoliberalism as "more of a practical attempt to restore elite class power than as a theoretical project driven by the works of [Friedrich von] Hayek or Friedman."

The NASA study is not optimistic about our chances of avoiding eventual collapse given the failure of other civilizations, saying "collapse is difficult to avoid.... Elites grow and consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society."

Warnings go unheeded. The NASA reports says "historical collapses were allowed to occur by elites who appear to be oblivious to the catastrophic trajectory (most clearly apparent in the Roman and Mayan cases)."

Jan 26 11:47

Officials Order Travel Bans as Historic Northeast Blizzard Nears

Tens of millions of people in the Northeast hunkered down on Monday for a historic blizzard that was forecast to drop 2 feet of snow or more and bring Boston and New York to a standstill.

Jan 26 11:45

MOTHER JONES CLIMATE BEX - Attention GOP Presidential Candidates: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming

Pathetic carbonazi propaganda redacted.

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Back on March 20, 2000, the Carbonazis were proclaiming that "Snowfalls are now a thing of the past." (UK Independent banner headline).

The fact is that human influence in climate is miniscule compared to solar output, which is at a 100-year low. But everyone who signed onto the hoax of human-caused global warming is trying to salvage their reputations in the face of a new Maunder Minimum and with it, a new "Little Ice age."

The long term trend for the last 18 years has been ever more severe winters. All the "adjusted" data from temperature sensors located in air conditioning outflows and next to trash incinerators cannot offset what the people can experience with their own eyes and skin.

It is time for Mother Jones to admit that they, like so many other corporate media outlets, were victims of a hoax, and stop trying to raise on a busted flush, while they still have some credibility left!

Jan 26 11:39

Greek F16 fighter jet crashes at Albacete airbase in central Spain

Among the victims are two pilots, one of them a Greek national. At least 13 have been wounded, including French and Italian nationals.

Eight of those injured are in serious condition. Three are in resuscitation, two are in intensive care, and one more is being operated on. Three others have inhaled fumes, sources at Albacete hospital told Cadena SER radio network.

According to abc.es, a Greek pilot executed a wrong maneuver during takeoff resulting in the jet ditching, an explosion and a massive fire. Two French planes overhead during the incident had to land at San Javier base in Murcia, 140 kilometers away.

Jan 26 11:37

S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating to junk

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S&P was one of the Wall Street Ratings agencies that assured us all those mortgage-backed securities were AAA in 2008, so it's not like anyone will listen to them now.

Jan 26 11:30

GOP nixes vote on border bill

House Republican leaders Monday abruptly canceled votes this week on their border security bill, blaming the weather but also earning more time to work out disagreements within their own caucus that had threatened to scuttle the legislation.

Under the new schedule announced Monday afternoon, the House will no longer vote on any bills Monday evening, but will spend Tuesday and Wednesday working on bills dealing with human trafficking and liquid natural gas.

Jan 26 11:29

Benzer pleads guilty in massive Las Vegas Valley HOA scheme

Benzer, who once owned Silver Lining construction, and 10 others were indicted in the scheme in January 2013, and several months later Benzer was indicted again on charges of evading $1.2 million in personal and company taxes. The charges were related to more than $7 million Benzer and his company obtained from a fraudulent contract with the Vistana condominium development to do construction defect work.

Five of the 10 defendants charged in the first indictment with Benzer, including attorney Barry Levinson, previously pleaded guilty and are waiting to be sentenced.

The sweeping investigation that led to the indictments, spearheaded by the Justice Department’s Fraud Section in Washington, is thought to be the largest public corruption case federal authorities have brought in Southern Nevada. The FBI, Las Vegas police and IRS all played key roles in the long-running investigation.

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I am bumping this story back to the top because this is very important.

Organized crime is targeting Homeowner's Associations across America. Complicit property managers will purchase "improvements" from Mafia-owned businesses which provide shoddy products and services at hugely inflated prices which the homeowners have no choice but to pay! This contributes to the skyrocketing rental prices!

Jan 26 11:25

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

Just 10 percent of Americans own 91 percent of the nation’s stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a “middle class” that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60 percent is almost entirely shut out (Table 2).

Stock owners, some of whom made billions of dollars last year, can defer their income taxes indefinitely, pay a reduced capital gains tax when they decide to cash in, or pass on the capital gains tax-free to their heirs.

Making money is all a game to the super-rich — redistribution toward the top, trickle-down delusions, tax avoidance, and even, for some of them, dabbling in criminal activities. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said, “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…It’s a game we play…I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”

Jan 26 11:23

What’s good for Greece is bad for Israel

While most of the world (at least the 99 percenters) are congratulating Greeks at the dawn of their new age of dignity, the Jerusalem Post warns that victory for Syriza is bad news for Israel. Upon reading the article, I could see why they’re concerned:

Jan 26 11:23

Israeli Espionage Fronts have Hijacked America!

The Facts of who did the 9-11-01 Attack on America are being revealed in great detail and show that Israeli did it with help from their hijacked American Political System, Congress, the Administration and elements of the US Military.

Jan 26 11:14

War With Russia Begins for US

MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has offered no reaction to the fact that a lot of foreign-made weapons were found at the Donetsk airport after the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops, Denis Pushilin, a representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at the Minsk talks, said on Monday.

“The weapons were not just found but demonstrated at a meeting of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) and representatives of the OSCE and Ukraine,” he told the Russian television Channel One. “They offered no reactions, the only thing they said was ‘we will write it down in the protocol’ and nothing followed.”

In his words, the Ukrainian army has used mercenaries from the very beginning of the force operation in eastern Ukraine. “There is little doubt they are there now,” he said.

Jan 26 11:12

Iran nuclear deal unlikely by March as significant gaps remain, official says

The gaps between Iran and the six world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program are significant and an agreement is unlikely to be sealed before March, an Israeli official with knowledge of the negotiations told reporters Monday.

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Which is suspect because Israel is not actually part of the P5+1 negotiations!

Jan 26 11:05

PLAN C: THE TOP SECRET COLD WAR PLAN FOR MARTIAL LAW IN THE USA

Michael from Muckrock sez, "Starting on April 19, 1956, the federal government practiced and planned for a near-doomsday scenario known as Plan C. When activated, Plan C would have brought the United States under marshal law, rounded up over ten thousand individuals connected to 'subversive' organizations, implemented a censorship board, and prepared the country for life after nuclear attack. There was no Plan A or B."

Jan 26 11:00

Defiant Netanyahu to Obama: I will go anywhere to warn about nuclear Iran

Israel's Prime Minister on Sunday said openly and loudly that he will go anywhere in the world that he is invited to speak about the clear and present danger posed by Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons and the threat to Israel, the United States and European nations posed by radical Islam, according to the Middle Eastern news agencies. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a former officer with the Israeli special forces, while not mentioning names left the impression he was referring to his controversial upcoming visit to the United States.

Jan 26 10:54

This Week’s East Coast Blizzard Could Be the Biggest on Record

The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York City is calling the potential for epic snowfall “historic,” while the Boston office says the incoming storm is a “textbook case for a major winter storm/blizzard.” Three-day snow totals could reach 24–36 inches in each city—good enough to rival the biggest Northeast snowstorms on record.

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Jan 26 10:53

Kiev ‘punishes’ civilians in Donetsk with travel permits and drugs blockade

As the conflict in East Ukraine enters another hot phase, residents of the rebel-controlled territories say they are now stranded due to a new travel permit system introduced by Kiev, while aid organisations have warned that a medical crisis could be on the horizon as Ukrainian authorities refuse to let through vital medicines.

“Since November, a series of measures taken by the Ukrainian government has effectively cut off civilians living in rebel-controlled areas and made it increasingly difficult to provide humanitarian aid,” said a statement by Médecins sans Frontières. The organisation said it had tried to deliver medical supplies to hospitals in the frontline city of Gorlovka on two occasions last week and failed to get through.

Jan 26 10:53

'Extreme' blizzard bears down on US east coast with record snowfall possible

Light snow flurries began to swirl early on Monday morning ahead of what the New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, has warned could be a “potentially historic” snowstorm.

The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings along the US east coast from central New Jersey to the Canadian border, effective through Tuesday. The storm is expected to strike just before the evening commute on Monday and intensify overnight. New Yorkers are being told to brace for powerful winds that could topple power lines and tree limbs, and extremely low visibility. The blizzard could dump two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut

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Jan 26 10:50

New York braced for record snow

Warnings are in place across the north east of the United States for a massive nor'easter bringing with it huge snowfalls and hurricane force winds. Flights have been cancelled and travel disruption is anticipated. Workers have been advised to stay home.

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Jan 26 10:49

David Cameron rejects call for fracking ban

David Cameron has rejected calls for a moratorium on fracking from senior MPs, including his former environment secretary Caroline Spelman, saying the US shale gas revolution can be repeated in the UK.

Jan 26 10:48

This School District’s Plan To Dramatically Improve Graduation Rates; Increase Fairness Is INSANE!!

In Monroe County, Tennessee it’s against official school policy to give high school students lower than a 60% on any paper, project or test, after all everyone deserves the chance to graduate high school!

Jan 26 10:47

Will Winter Storm Juno Be a Historic Blizzard?

Millions in the Northeast are stocking up and hunkering down for Winter Storm Juno, a potentially crippling blizzard. But before Juno's parent low pressure system even reached the Atlantic coast, many began wondering aloud: Will Winter Storm Juno be historic?

"Historic" is not a precisely defined term, but generally meteorologists reserve it for weather events of exceptional strength or magnitude. A hallmark of such events is their ability to break all-time records. For instance, Winter Storm Nemo broke the all-time 24-hour snowfall record for the entire state of Connecticut when it dumped 36 inches of snow near Ansonia on Feb. 8-9, 2013.

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FLASHBACK MARCH 20, 2000

Jan 26 10:45

Assad: US idea to train rebels illusionary

Syrian President says planned US-trained force will be "illegal" and will be treated like any other rebel group.

Jan 26 10:44

The REAL Terror Threat

Why isn’t Homeland Security going after public enemy number 1?

Jan 26 10:41

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

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BUMP TO THE TOP

This is three and a half hours long, so you may want to bookmark this and watch it in sections, but it is worth it, as it confirms much of what I wrote in "All Wars are Bankers' Wars!"

UPDATE: Once I started watching this, I could not stop. I took a break at the half-way point, but wound up watching it all the way through!

Jan 26 10:34

U.S. counterterrorism operations ongoing in Yemen

President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country.

The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is heavily dependent on using drone strikes to take out terror targets. Obama has held up that approach as a model for the military mission against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, which relies on airstrikes instead of U.S. ground troops.

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"...political vacuum", my ASTROLABE!!!

Mr. President, the Houthi rebels have flipping taken over the country, and the President and Cabinet have resigned (if not fled, outright, from the country.)

IF your strategy had worked, sir, the rebels would not have taken over the country, period, end of discussion.

In the immortal words of my late maternal grandmother, "The horse is already out of the barn."

You policy for Yemen can only be described as another "epic fail" in foreign policy for you.

And I had to appreciate the delicious, bitter irony of timing here: this happened precisely on the day you made the SOTU speech.

Doing the same thing (like drone strikes) over and over again, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome is a classic psychological definition of insanity.

Sir, get a grip, get a clue, and would someone in this guy's inner circle please sit this man down, and have a chat about "reality" not being a fabrication of his imagination, but very, very real facts on the ground which, although unpleasant, are completely true.

The American public would be very grateful for that, if any of you have the "male attributes" to dare to do so.

Jan 26 10:33

CDC's Own Data: Vaccine-Infant Death Link

But what happens when the actual evidence from the scientific and clinical literature produced by these very agencies contradicts their own vaccine policies?

This is exactly what has happened with the publication of a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics titled ,"Adverse Events following Haemophilus influenzae Type b Vaccines in the Vaccine Adverse Event ReportingSystem, 1990-2013," wherein CDC and FDA researchers identify 749 deaths linked to the administration of the Hib vaccine, 51% of which were sudden infant death linked to the administration of Hib vaccine.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

Jan 26 10:32

JEFFREY EPSTEIN, MOSSAD AND 9 11

Jeffrey Epstein's Nadia, who learnt to fly at the same Mossad-linked airfield as the Hebrew-speaking Mohamed Atta.

What links Jeffrey Epstein to 9 11 and to Mossad?

The mainstream media is so thoroughly controlled by Mossad and its friends that the general public is unlikely to find out.

Virginia Roberts became Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave in 1999.

Epstein's Black Book lists a number of people whom Mossad and its friends may have wanted to blackmail and control prior to the events of 9 11.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

Jeffrey Epstein's "Little Black Book" (phone numbers redacted) is HERE.

Original Jane Doe complaint against Epstein, Dershowitz, et. al. is HERE.

Jan 26 10:16

Mariupol-Donetsk-Frunza! Can Poroshenko Escape Crimes Against Humanity Trial?

A little over a week ago Petro Poroshenko ordered an all out assault on Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Faced with massive losses during the first few days the Poroshenko regime has resorted unsuccessfully to get both republic’s listed as terrorist organizations by the EU and United Nations.

It started with the Volonavaha bus attack after which the bus driver states in an interview with theKorrespondent that a mine exploded and killed his passengers in Ukrainian controlled territory. Images from the scene taken by the Ukrainian army shows a soldier carrying what appears to be a claymore mine. Claymore mines are directional explosives that are set off remotely or by a trip wire.

Kiev is engaging in a game of escalating crimes against humanity. Each attack on civilian populations has been followed by an all out media blitz trying to place blame on the fledgling republics.

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Because Ukraine is aligned with the US, which has been committing war crimes against humanity with impunity for so many years, I think Poroshenko believes that he will never be tried or convicted for these crimes.

Please remember: the images of buildings burning in eastern Ukraine I put up yesterday were those of housing complexes, not military sites.

Jan 26 10:10

Bibi the Brat

Probably, the biggest on earth; most certainly the one with the highest profile. And just like a favorite son of someone very, very powerful, Bibi seems determined to prove that he can do just about anything he wants.

But his latest petulant misstep in inviting himself to address the US congress, without giving notice to the president, has really earned him his stripes and brought a barrage of condemnation on his head, from all corners of the internet. Bibi the brat has finally outdone himself. This may very well be the straw that breaks Bibi’s back:

Jan 26 10:09

Negative Interest: A ticking time bomb

Many Americans have been predicting this for well over a decade, but it appears the big axe is finally set to swing at America. Amidst a spate of global currency moves causing seismic shifts in global assets, military conflicts are fast enveloping the planet. An increasingly dysfunctional US government struggles over war with Iran, which incidentally just dumped the dollar, in a domestic environment that is steeped in racism, police brutality and irrational fear without end. Our water supply is being swiftly contaminated, all over the country, by fracking. And above all, corruption and lies are being exposed on the internet at breakneck speed, making it painfully obvious, to even the most political clueless, that something terribly wrong is about to happen.

Jan 26 10:08

Crude Awakening – America’s Rivers Run Black

When all the water is poisoned, Americans will learn the hard way that you can’t drink money or profits, or turn back time because by then it will be too late to do anything about it. America is in for a crude awakening.

Jan 26 10:08

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report

Europe’s top rights body has said mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights and violate the right to privacy enshrined in European law.

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe says in a report that it is “deeply concerned” by the “far-reaching, technologically advanced systems” used by the US and UK to collect, store and analyse the data of private citizens. It describes the scale of spying by the US National Security Agency, revealed by Edward Snowden, as “stunning”.

The report also suggests that British laws that give the monitoring agency GCHQ wide-ranging powers are incompatible with the European convention on human rights.

Jan 26 10:06

Greece elections: Merkel has lost, hope has won

In the aftermath of Greece’s seismic election, I assumed the eurocrat elite would follow the diktat, “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” So, I cranked up the Twitter machine and within 5 seconds, I encountered this ‘gem’ from our old friend Carl Bildt. Bildt was the the Swedish Foreign Minster – and one of America’s favourite European poodles – until his own electorate voted him out last year.

Bildt’s Tweet is important because it reveals a mindset among the elite. They extol the benefits of democracy for others, while pouring scorn on the results, if they fail to suit their own agendas. An example was when they forced Ireland to vote again (twice) after initial rejections of EU treaties. Or when they speak of bringing free elections to the Middle East while refusing to deal with Palestine’s elected government, or even recognise the state’s existence.

Jan 26 10:05

Why BOM Hides Pre-1910 Temperatures

On February 6, 1851 – Melbourne was 117F at 8AM. These sort of facts wreck the global warming story, so BOM simply makes them disappear.

Jan 26 10:04

Historic Victory for SYRIZA Greece

The leader of the left-wing SYRIZA Party, Alexis Tsipras, claimed a jubilant victory in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. SYRIZA took 36.5 percent of the electorate compared with the 27.7 percent for Antonis Samaras of the New Democracy Party. This is according to official election data. The far-right Golden Dawn placed third at at 6.3 percent, followed by To Potami garnering 5.9 percent of the vote party. To Potami Party is considered a potential ally of SYRIZA.

Whether it is a clear majority is yet unclear at the time of the interview. But one thing is clear: the Greek people have won a battle of reversing austerity economic policies championed by the New Democracy conservative party.

Jan 26 10:04

Iceland's Stabilized Economy Is A Surprising Success Story

Faced with the possibility of financial failure, Iceland had to think on its feet. Instead of bailing out banks USA-style, the country forgave mortgage debt for the population – and completely started over from square one.

A country with a small population of roughly 320,000 citizens, Iceland‘s entire banking structure “systemically failed” in the early days of the 2008 recession. Despite the fact that Iceland is still on the road to recovery, the country ranks high as a politically and economically stable nation. Their success over the last few years has been largely under-reported, and the story behind it is quite fascinating.

Jan 26 10:03

Triangle of Sin: Greece’s new Fin Min aims to destroy Greek Oligarchy

Listening to this man speak is like taking a breathe of fresh air after years of suffocating in a cesspool of lies.

It’s clear that he knows exactly what needs to be done as he points to the troika of rent seeking developers, bankrupt bankers, and media moguls who together are strangling his nation.

The question is, will he succeed, which turns in part on whether he survives. I for one hope he does. He is not only a genius, but a man with morals, extremely rare among finance ministers.

Jan 26 09:59

Utah proposes winter wood burning ban to improve air quality

The ban would eliminate solid fuel burning in fireplaces and wood/coal stoves from Nov. 1 to March 15

Jan 26 09:55

Croatia's new President called on Serbia to impose sanctions against Russia. Belgrade advised her to watch your language

No sooner had Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi? to join the Office of the President of Croatia, began making aggressive statements against Serbia and Russia.

She stated that it was risky, OC on the special relationship of the Russian and Serbian peoples, Belgrade should impose sanctions against Russia. "Serbia is obliged to impose sanctions on Russia. No, I certainly understand that they have a special friendship and special relationship, but at the moment, when the whole modern world imposes sanctions of Russia believe that Belgrade should not be supported, and balance. You want to respect the international sanctions, "she said.

However, the response of Serbia did not have long to wait. So, the head of the Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic advised her to follow their language: "Madam Adada should follow what says. Sometimes policies within the framework of the campaign can slander superfluous, but being in power must be held accountable for their words. "

Jan 26 09:53

Greek leftist party Syriza sweeps to power

Greek voters handed power to a radical leftist party in national elections on Sunday, a popular rebellion against the bitter economic medicine Greece has swallowed for five years and a rebuke of the fellow European countries that prescribed it.

With nearly all votes counted, opposition party Syriza was on track to win about half the seats in Parliament. In the wee hours of the morning, it clinched a coalition deal with a small right-wing party also opposed to Europe’s economic policy to give the two a clear majority.

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Ooooooh, Radical, Radical, RADICAL! How dare they oppose the private central bankers!!!!!! :)

Jan 26 09:52

New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two attacks by converts to Islam last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.

Harper said the new laws will be put before Parliament next Friday.

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Read the comments!

Jan 26 09:48

Northeast Corridor braces for 'potentially historic' snowstorm

The Northeast Corridor was braced Monday for a "potentially historic" blizzard that could pack ferocious winds and dump as much as 3 feet of snow along a 250-mile stretch from northern New Jersey up to southern Maine, affecting as many as 29 million people and potentially crippling New York City and Boston.

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Jan 26 09:39

‘Monstrous democratic slap to EU’: Le Pen hails Greek anti-austerity party victory

The victory of Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party is a monstrous democratic slap to the European Union, believes Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front party, adding that for her this success means "the trial of the euro-austerity.”

Jan 26 09:38

‘5yrs of humiliation, suffering over’: Anti-austerity party to form govt in Greece

Greece leaves behind five years of humiliation and suffering, fear and authoritarianism, said the leader of the winning Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras. He’s moving on Monday to build a stable government and plans to get rid of Athens’ three main creditors.

Tsipras was addressing thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Athens. Syriza won 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament election.

Tsipras was sworn in as next Greek PM later on Monday. By Wednesday he will have a government in place, a Syriza official told Reuters.

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Needless to say, this is not getting a huge amount of coverage here in the US! The idea that a people can vote themselves free of the private central bankers is not an idea that Wall Street wants the American serf class to think about!

Jan 26 09:36

US A Dangerous Ally: Former Australia PM

In his new book titled "Dangerous Allies," Malcolm Fraser, the former prime minister of Australia worries that the Canberra's dependence on the United States will eventually bring the nation into a direct conflict with China. His words echo those of Georgetown University professor Amitai Etzioni in and article he wrote for the Diplomat on Jan. 20.

Jan 26 09:33

Neocons Dig in to Bomb-Bomb Iran

It has not been a smooth month for those who want to keep Iran in pariahdom forever and thus seek to kill any international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions bill that is the deal-killers’ principal vehicle at the moment and is in the Senate Banking Committee has not been attracting the hoped-for Democratic co-sponsors.

Jan 26 09:32

Parents Can’t Name Their Child ‘Nutella,’ French Court Says

French judges ruled that one set of parents must rename their recently-born baby.
The parents originally named the baby name “Nutella” when she was born in September.

Jan 26 09:28

Fracking Boom Expands Near Chaco Canyon, Threatens Navajo Ancestral Lands and People

Beneath a giant methane gas cloud recently identified by NASA, the oil and gas fracking industry is rapidly expanding in northwestern New Mexico. Flares that light up the night sky at drilling sites along the stretch of Route 550 that passes through the San Juan Basin, which sits on top of the oil rich Mancos Shale, are tell-tale indicators of the fracking boom.

Jan 26 09:26

IBM reportedly set to lay off more than 100,000 employees starting this week

IBM, a name synonymous with technology and computers for non-millennials, will reportedly go through the largest corporate layoff in history, starting this week.

According to a Forbes report, Big Blue will initiate “Project Chrome” starting today, a reorganization so large that it puts others to shame. In total, upwards of 110,000 employees or about 26% of the company’s workforce will be let go by the end of February.

Jan 26 09:26

Obama’s India Visit - Shill for American Capitalism

After delivering a State of the Union Address that put Obama, with his Ben-and-Rebekah shtick which served to personify/miniaturize US advanced capitalism, as though Dagwood and Blondie sitting around the breakfast table, he set off to India, awaiting the open arms of Prime Minister Modi, as pitchman for the American nuclear power industry. Compare at the outset the double standard with reference to Iran. (It invariably depends on whose ox is gored.)

Jan 26 09:21

Barack to Bibi: Stop “Meddling” In Our Politics

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"Meddling in other peoples' nations is OUR job!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 26 09:15

CCHR - Antidepressants & Child Suicides: Candace's story

Jan 26 09:14

As 2016 race begins, GOP faces its Palin problem

As a chance to evaluate possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the Freedom Summit here in Des Moines was a solid success. Several potential candidates — Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and a few others — left the 10-hour political marathon with their prospects undeniably enhanced.

All that was good news for Republicans. But at the same time, more than a few GOP loyalists came away shaking their heads at the performance of a party star, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, whose long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech left some wondering what role she should play in Republican politics as the 2016 race begins in earnest.

Jan 26 09:14

WikiLeaks Journalists Face Serious Charges After Google Hands Over Information

Three WikiLeaks journalists are facing charges of espionage and conspiracy after Google turned over their confidential data to the U.S. government, WikiLeaks announced on its site Monday morning.

The whistleblower organization now wants an explanation from both Google and the Justice Department.

Jan 26 09:13

The New Ukraine Is Run by Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs

On the surface, today’s Ukraine is much more favorably disposed toward everything Western and everything American because of the exciting wind of transformations that swept through the Ukrainian political landscape last year. Its political culture looks modern, attractive, refined and European. For example, at the end of last year a new law was passed that allowed former citizens of other countries to participate in Ukrainian politics and even the government, in case they denounce their former citizenships. The reason given was the fight with notorious Ukrainian corruption. Apparently, in a country of more than 40 million people, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk (called “Rabbit” by his citizens) couldn’t find a dozen or so native-born yet not corrupt professionals for his government.

Jan 26 09:12

"I don't give a fuck it's your house": American Sniper's Failure

American Sniper is a film about stupid people who were brainwashed into doing something stupid and it justifies their stupidity so that the stupid people watching can feel good about themselves. See, the one thing you can't separate out from the film is history. It tries to elide over history, but just because it isn't mentioned doesn't mean it isn't there. Because of that, the overwhelming feeling the Rude Pundit had was pity, not pride.

Jan 26 09:09

CHARLIE HEBDO Amedy Coulibaly, hands handcuffed

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The French aren't buying this hoax!

Jan 26 09:05

A Brief History of the Tenth Amendment

Excerpted from the paper, “James Madison’s Celebrated Report of 1800: The Transformation of the Tenth Amendment”

Jan 26 09:04

Millennials: Escape the Credit/Debt Matrix

Susan Boskey
Activist Post

Cast off the chains of market-structured consciousness. -- Jay M. Handelman (1999), "Culture Jamming: Expanding the Application of the Critical Research Project"

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, December, 2014, 1 in 5 of the Millennial generation (birth years from early 1980s to early 2000) live in poverty and have lower rates of employment compared to their Baby Boomer parents of a similar age in the 1980s, one of the most prosperous eras of American history.

Obviously, the Millennials need a place to live (besides with their parents), clothes on their back, food to eat and resources to care for their children. Not to mention time and money for travel, and doing fun things, as well. Oh and then there is saving and investing for the future. Go figure…

Jan 26 09:02

1932, A True History of the United States

To Govern a Republic, One Must Know the Minds That Created It

Jan 26 08:54

Radical Leftists Win Election In Greece – Future Of Eurozone In Serious Jeopardy

Radical leftists have been catapulted to power in Greece, and that means that the European financial crisis has just entered a dangerous new phase. Syriza, which is actually an acronym for “Coalition of the Radical Left” in Greek, has 36 percent of the total vote with approximately 80 percent of the polling stations reporting. The current governing party, New Democracy, only has 28 percent of the vote. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is promising to roll back a whole host of austerity measures that were imposed on Greece by the EU, and his primary campaign slogan was “hope is on the way”. Hmmm – that sounds a bit familiar.

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This is the start of a flood of what will be attacks by corporate media on Greece for DARING to want to run their country for their own people. The new definition of "Radical" is anyone not willing to live their lives in servitude to the private central banks, and I predict that the private central banks of the world will engage in massive economic dirty tricks to crush this upstart government that values people above bankers' profits!

Jan 26 08:50

Marijuana legalization in 2016?

Professional reformers, longtime activists, and stakeholders in the marijuana industry attended an invitation-only meeting at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland January 9 to discuss plans for a marijuana ‘legalization’ initiative to be on the ballot in California in 2016.

Jan 26 08:48

‘We didn’t even really know who we were firing at’ – former US drone operator

Former US drone sensor operator Brandon Bryant admits he “couldn’t stand” himself for his participation in the country’s drone program for six years – firing on targets whose identities often went unconfirmed.

Jan 26 08:45

Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News Portrays Ukraine’s ‘Far Right’ as ‘Heroes’

On January 22nd, Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News (Murdoch founded it, his son James headed it for a while, and their 21st Century Fox owns “a controlling stake” in it) telecast a puff-piece for Ukraine’s right-wing extremists, several times calling them “heroes” to “patriotic” Ukrainians. This segment of their documentary series “Ross Kemp: Extreme World,” was titled “Ukraine: The Rise of The Right.” In it, Ukraine’s “far right” are described as being patriots who are protecting all of Ukraine from a Russian invasion, and who are therefore being increasingly admired by Ukrainians. It says: “The ultras [ultra-rightists] are actually patriotic young people who are ready to fight — not only on the Maidan, but also at the war for our land. … These men — seen now by many as heroes — are fighting for the Azov Battalion in Mariupol, Maryinka and Iliovaisk.”

Jan 26 08:39

LIVE RADAR PAGE - Winter Storm Juno: Blizzard Warnings for New York City, Boston, Parts of 7 States

Region girds for 'crippling' blizzard

Jan 26 08:36

GMO Biotech Companies and Compliant Politicians: Infiltrating India Using Baseless Claims and Deception

A study of GMOs over a four-year plus period by India’s multi-party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended a ban on GM food crops, stating they had no role in a country of small farmers.

The Supreme Court appointed Technical Expert Committee recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of GM crops until the government devised a proper regulatory and safety mechanism.

Jan 26 08:35

Gold in Euros & Yen.

Jan 26 08:33

Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice

A young Israeli soldier, fresh from the front, bluntly recounts the orders from above. “They never said, ‘Leave no one alive,’ but they said, ‘Show no mercy,’ ” he explains. “The brigade commander said to kill as many as possible.”

Another recalls encountering Arabs on rooftops. “They’re civilians — should I kill them or not?” he asks himself. “I didn’t even think about it. Just kill! Kill everyone you see.” And a third makes it personal: “All of us — Avinoam, Zvika, Yitzhaki — we’re not murderers. In the war, we all became murderers.”

Jan 26 08:32

The Death of Vincent Foster

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.

Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.

Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

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Everyone is focusing on Bill Clinton's wild parties with Jeff Epstein and speculating on how this might deter Hillary from running in 2016.

Quite the contrary, yet another sex scandal for Bill will actually HELP Hillary because she will win sympathy from the female voters by playing the wronged woman, and more importantly, focusing on Bill's sexcapades distracts from the real Hillary scandals that could end her career such as the cattle futures trades, Travel office firings, herself being fired from the Watergate committee, being photographed with a known cocaine smuggler in front of the White House Christmas Tree, and of course, the murder of Vince Foster!


Jan 26 08:30

As European’s left cheers, Syriza vows to move swiftly to end Greek ‘nightmare’

Ruling COALITION IS ANNOUNCED AS ALEXIS TSIPRAS PREPARES TO BE SWORN IN AS NEW PRIME MINISTER

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