THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." -- Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine, "Complete Diaries,"June 12, 1895 entry.

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September 22, 2014

Sep 22 20:31

Global Warming Activists Leave Garbage All Over NYC

Sep 22 19:08

US Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets Under Way in Syria

American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.

"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will provide more details later as operationally appropriate."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama has his war!

Sep 22 18:18

Why Is the USDA Buying Submachine Guns?

"Submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot bur[s]t trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsib[l]e or folding, magazine - 30 rd. capacity.”

Sep 22 18:17

Visible thermite explosion - WTC2

Sep 22 18:16

Mossad is Recruiting Via Youtube Video That Features Hot Blond

Israel’s legendary Mossad agency is courting a new generation of spies through social media, a Homeland-derived video and an 18-page application to be filled out by hand.

Sep 22 17:46

This Is About As Good As Things Are Going To Get For The Middle Class – And It’s Not That Good

The U.S. economy has had six full years to bounce back since the financial collapse of 2008, and it simply has not happened.

Sep 22 17:42

Nothing Will Stop Isis Except A Syrian Truce

US policy has an Alice in Wonderland absurdity about it, everything being the opposite of what it appears to be. The so-called “coalition of the willing” is, in practice, very unwilling to fight IS, while those hitherto excluded, such as Iran, the Syrian government, Hezbollah and the PKK, are the ones actually fighting.

Sep 22 17:25

US spy planes are flying over British skies in hunt for Jihadi John's associates as net closes in on London suburb

US spy planes are flying above Britain monitoring telephone and computer signals in a bid to track down British terrorist Jihadi John and those who are communicating with him.

Sep 22 15:09

War, Whistleblowing and Independent Journalism

Panel includes: *William Binney, NSA whistleblower *Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, EPA whistleblower *Jessica Desvarieux, journalist [moderator] *Phil Donahue, journalist *Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblowr *Kirk Wiebe, NSA whistleblower

Sep 22 15:02

John Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria

John Kerry is becoming more and more like William McGonagall, the “worst poet in the world” whose horror at the 1879 Tay Bridge railway disaster yielded the imperishable observation that it “will be remember’d for a very long time”.

Sep 22 14:45

Louisiana Police Chief Rapes Drunk Woman, Commits Perjury, Tells Town Officials to "Stick It" When They Call For His Resignation.

Police Chief Earl Theriot responded to a call for an intoxicated woman at a store. He took her back to the station and forced her to have sex with him. Theriot reportedly had the woman handcuffed and restrained with her belt at the time of the assault and stashed her under his desk in the police station.

When the woman filed a federal lawsuit against the chief, town officials called for his resignation. The chief denied he committed the crime and said "they can stick it." He lied to federal investigators about the incident, claiming she was never at the police station.

He then pleaded guilty and received a devastating sentence of PROBATION for two years (no jail time), a $2500 dollar fine, and was allowed to resign his job, which we can assume means he will keep his benefits.

Sep 22 14:44

Bad Bank Behavior Doesn't Go Away: Lawsky

Sep 22 14:43

Something Very Strange Is Going On In California And New Mexico

Is it just a coincidence that just days after a report is released by ENENews that the leader of the Fukushima study stated that “Intense” radiation exposure was headed towards the US west coast with a plume traveling very fast and that “high concentrations” would impact the west coast with a prolonged period of radioactive upwelling expected, the highest of readings in San Diego, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico, suddenly vanish, go totally offline, and when they reappear those numbers have dropped by hundreds of Counts Per Minute?

Sep 22 14:31

How China Is Impacting Global Markets


Sep 22 14:27

Pro-Union demonstrators give the Nazi salute at 'Yes' voters in Glasgow face off

Supporters of the No Campaign making Nazi salutes during a standoff between supporters of opposing sites in the runup to the independence referendum.

Sep 22 14:24

Three Afghan soldiers found at Canada border after leaving Cape Cod base

Three Afghanistan national army officers taken into custody after going missing during a training exercise

Sep 22 14:21

Secret Service considers a larger (constitution free) buffer zone around the White House

After an unprecedented security breach Friday night at the White House, the U.S. Secret Service is weighing a series of measures that would move tourists and D.C. residents farther away from the complex to reduce the chances of intruders piercing its security perimeter and endangering the president.


Sep 22 14:18

Breaking the silence: Lois Lerner cops a plea in first ever interview

The former Internal Revenue Service official who has practically become a household name for her role in a major scandal involving her section of arguably the nation's most powerful agency, is now on the record in a Monday interview with a left-leaning Internet news and commentary website. She claims she's innocent of any wrongdoing and that she's not sorry for anything she did while at the IRS. In the vernacular of law enforcement, "she copped a plea."

Lois Lerner, who was the director of the IRS's Office of Tax Exempt Organizations, consented to an interview with Politico, the first ever. When questioned under oath by members of the U.S. Congress she twice invoked her Fifth Amendment constitutional right to "remain silent."

Sep 22 14:14

Pro-Junta Donbas Volunteer Battalion to Be Trained by US Instructors

Members of the Donbas volunteer battalion, created to take part in a special military operation in eastern Ukraine, will be trained by retired US instructors, the commander of the battalion, Semen Semenchenko, said Monday.

Sep 22 14:02

Respect Syria sovereignty: Russia warns US

The Russian Federation has warned the United States of violating the sovereignty of the crisis-hit Syria.


Sep 22 13:57

BRITISH HEALTH WORKERS URGED TO TAKE STRIKE ACTION

Britain’s biggest health union today named Monday 13 October as the day for England’s first NHS strike over pay in 32 years.

Unison health executive voted overwhelmingly to ask its industrial action committee to authorise a strike of Unison health workers from 7am to 11am. This will be followed by days of action short of strike action from 14-17 October, where health workers will take their break.

Sep 22 13:43

First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes

In yet another rather embarrassing event for The White House, just days after President Obama praised the French for helping in the fight against ISIS, and General martin Dempsey noted "the French were our very first ally and they're with us again now," French officials have, according to Reuters, ruled out participation in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. With the fall of France (and Germany already saying "nein"), it appears the broad coalition is now a "coalition of none," as Obama has stated the US would not go it alone...

Sep 22 13:42

BEX Alert: Isis urges killing of 'spiteful, dirty' French

In a chilling threat distributed via social media in several languages, Isis urged Muslims around the globe to kill French people, Americans and nationals of any country in the coalition targeting the Islamic extremists.

Sep 22 13:39

German Amazon workers walk out again

Four Amazon shipping centres in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts on Monday in a long-running wage dispute with the US online retail giant.


Sep 22 13:39

Zionism and the Educational Elites

Donor blackmail is the last front line for the Zionists as they continue to suffer defeats in the battle for public opinion. Unfortunately, their activities on this front have resulted the erosion of academic freedom and the ruination of dozens careers.

Sep 22 13:32

Obamacare Architect Says Society Would Be Better Off If People Only Lived To Age 75

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, says that society would be far better off if people quit trying to live past age 75. His new article entitled “Why I Hope To Die At 75” has the following very creepy subtitle: “An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly”. In the article, Emanuel forcefully argues that the quality of life for most people is significantly diminished past the age of 75 and that once we get to that age we should refuse any more medical care that will extend our lifespans.

Sep 22 13:30

Angry McCain Admits Meeting With ISIS, Scolds Rand Paul For Not Knowing Terrorists

In a weak effort to smear Rand Paul, war hawk Senator John McCain attempted to argue that the Kentucky Senator doesn’t have the authority to disagree with US policies regarding ISIS because he hasn’t met up with members of the terror group, unlike McCain himself.

Sep 22 13:19

IT’S GOOD TO BE THE .1% – FOR NOW

Sep 22 13:18

Want Obamacare? Get Ready to Share the Details of Your Life Changes With the Feds.

Americans receiving tax credits for health care they get through the Affordable Care Act are likely to take a hit on their tax refunds, warns USA Today. That's because they took an advance against those tax credits when they signed up for coverage, but come tax filing time, actual numbers may not square with earlier estimates. If that's the case (and when do financial estimates ever line up with reality at the end of the year?) the tax collectors will demand money back.

Sep 22 13:18

The American Middle Class Hasn’t Gotten A Raise In 15 Years

In 1988, the typical American adult was 40 years old, white and married, with a high school diploma. If he was a man, he probably worked full time. If she was a woman, she probably didn’t.

Twenty-five years later, Americans are older, more diverse and more educated. We are less likely to be married and more likely to live alone. Work is divided more evenly between the sexes. One thing that hasn’t changed? The income of the median U.S. household is still just under $52,000.

Sep 22 13:18

‘Liable for damage’: Families of Germans killed in MH17 crash to sue Ukraine

The families of German citizens killed in the Malaysian plane crash in eastern Ukraine are planning to sue the Ukrainian authorities in the European Court of Human Rights, accusing them of manslaughter by negligence.

Ukraine should have closed its airspace if it couldn’t provide for the safety of flights over its territory, Elmar Giemulla, a professor of aviation law representing the three families of German victims, told Bild am Sonntag, a German Sunday newspaper.

"Each state is responsible for the security of its air space," Giemulla said. "If it is not able to do so temporarily, it must close its air space. As that did not happen, Ukraine is liable for the damage."

Sep 22 13:16

“Virtual Reality” Journalism Could Create “Virtual Propaganda”

The largest U.S. newspaper publisher is experimenting with Facebook’s virtual reality headset to allow readers to experience a news story in a 3D immersive environment, but one expert warns the technology could lead to “virtual propaganda” which misleads viewers.

Sep 22 13:13

Donor blackmail Silences Criticism of Israel

Donor blackmail is the last front line for the Zionists as they continue to suffer defeats in the battle for public opinion.

Due to Israel’s brutal racism and repeated attacks on Palestinian civilians, it is losing popular support internationally. As this happens, the Zionists appear to be intensifying pressure on societal and political elites, particularly in the U.S. and other Western states, to maintain policies that support and protect Israel’s criminal behavior.

If you cannot win by debate, how do you combat the growing popular suspicion of Israeli and Zionist actions? You do it by pressuring the donor-dependent elite leadership of institutions, such as universities and colleges, to suppress and punish those who criticize Israel.

Their vehicle for achieving this goal has always been financial gifts and donations to elite individuals and institutions.

Sep 22 12:59

BOOGA BOOGA! Khorasan: Muhsin al-Fadhli - the man leading a terror group more feared by US officials than Isis

The Islamic State wants its caliphate. It wants regional control. But Khorasan, which has partnered with sophisticated Yemeni bombmakers, wants a repeat of 9/11.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Qaeda is sooooooo 20th Century, and ISIS isn't terrifying enough, so here is the new and IMPROVED terror threat to wag at you!

Sep 22 12:51

Tor Challenge Inspires 1,635 Tor Relays

Good news for whistleblowers, journalists, and everyone who likes to browse the Internet with an added cloak of privacy: the Tor network got a little stronger. Tor—software that lets you mask your IP address—relies on an international network of committed volunteers to run relays to help mask traffic. And that network is stronger now, thanks to the 1,000+ volunteers who participated in our second-ever Tor Challenge.

Sep 22 12:50

Dr. Oz: GMOs Can Be Ushering in a Pesticide Arms Race

Today, Dr. Oz makes a very clear stance, as a concerned doctor, against the EPA's pending approval of a new, toxic pesticide intended for use on genetically engineered crops like corn and soy...

Sep 22 12:49

Red light camera firm took cops out for meals, then they recommended firm

According to a new report in the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers accepted "at least 250 meals worth $3,800 over a five-year period" paid for by the embattled red light camera (RLC) vendor Redflex.

Then, those law enforcement agencies recommended that the Northern California county renew Redflex’s contract for the county’s RLC system late last year. Five out of the eight members of the law enforcement evaluation team received those free meals, the newspaper reported.

Sep 22 12:36

HOW MONEY SILENCES CRITICISM OF ISRAEL

Israel’s never-ending persecution of Palestinians is opening a chasm between the world’s public, which is growing disgusted by Israeli behavior, and Western elites who shy from criticism because of career fears and financial dependence, observes Lawrence Davidson.

Sep 22 12:36

Power: Syria Rebel Training to Aid in Fight Against Assad

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power insisted the US plan to train and arm a new faction of Syrian rebels was not aimed simply at the destruction of ISIS, but was also meant to fight the Assad government in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Madame Ambassador, is it humanly possible for you to stop lying to both the American people and the world?!? OR is it conceivable that you, of ALL people, did not "get the memo"?!? As reported on 12 September, 2014, at antiwar.com:

Over the past few months, the Syrian Civil War has taken a back seat to the “war within a war” of faction fighting between ISIS and various other rebel groups. That seems to be coming to an end. Today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ISIS and other significant rebel factions, including both Islamist and “moderate” groups, have signed a mutual non-aggression pact in a Damascus suburb.

There are only two possibilities here; that you didn't know this to be the case (and in THAT scenario,you need to be sacked, and immediately, for utter, sloppy ignorance), or that you are lying to both the American people and the world.

The reason for an attack on Syria is about controlling its oil, and the monetary denominations in which such oil is - or is not - sold. You and this Administration are hoping ardently that such a blatant act of war against Syria will get Syria and Iran to invoke their mutual defense treaty, as the "justification" for an attack against Iran, ushering in regime change there also.

But understanding that the basic prerequisite for working for this administration is the complete, pathological inability to think ANYTHING through, let me ask a critical question here: what are you expecting Russia and China to do if the US attacks Iraq, Syria, and possibly Iran?!?

Is this the level of alleged collective reasoning that you, and your colleagues, do not understand the military and geopolitical ramifications of such an act?!? Are you all actively working toward a war with Russia and China which may very well go nuclear?!?

IF this is the design intent on the part of this Administration, the 25th amendment needs to be invoked against this President, immediately, and the rest of the administration get fired.

Because NO sane individual could possibly be advocating for a war against China and Russia by attacking Iraq, Syria, and Iran.

Sep 22 12:29

KTVA reporter quits on-air, reveals herself as owner of Alaska Cannabis Club

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the shocked reaction by the bimbo. Because after all, while the US may be showering white hot flaming death onto innocent people around the world and committing torture and other war crimes, we shall not say bad words on radio and TV to prove we are a just and moral nation!

Sep 22 12:27

Middle East Tensions Manufactured By US / Israel Zionists

The US designedly engenders political-diplomatic conflict wherever it goes and whenever it can, not because it is integrally infantile or churlish, but because its geopolitical strategy of divide-and-conquer is integral to its ambition for unilateral global hegemony. Even divide-and-conquer is mere surface, the instrumental framework within which to realize an ideological deeply-ingrained counterrevolutionary ethos and world posture, the half-century thread of anticommunism never lost and recently transmuted into a doctrine of permanent war tightly attached to counterterrorism.

Sep 22 12:27

CLIMATEGATE BEX ALERT - For The First Time In Thousands Of Years, Warm Water Is Flowing into the Arctic Ocean – ‘There is no way to put this into the context of…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure. That's why summer of 2014, the summer Al Gore predicted an ice-free arctic, they had a larger than normal extent!

Sep 22 12:25

THE US IS NOW INVOLVED IN 134 WARS

Or none, depending on your definition of 'war'.

Sep 22 12:23

John McCain’s Whoops Moment: Photographed Chilling With ISIS

Does anyone remember when I wrote an article last year about John McCain being a traitor? Does the man in the red circle look familiar? Everyone put on your shocked face for John McCain’s whoops moment. It seems the Arizona Senator that is upset at Obama for the mess in Iraq was photographed chilling out with ISIS terrorist leaders in Syria!

Senator John McCain is making headlines but not for saying he was happy Eric Holder is persecuting illegal aliens or his lie about Holder investigating the VA, even though Eric Holder doesn’t have plans to prosecute people in the VA. He even seems a little hot under the collar about losing Iraq, but that isn’t why he’s in the headlines today.

He seems to forget that he was photographed, and those photographs were broadcast world wide, with the same individuals that are causing the trouble in Iraq and Syria and deemed too violent to represent Al Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the video that was supposed to go with this article is no longer available as YouTube has terminated the account! (They seem to be doing a lot of that these days!)

Sep 22 12:16

Mexico looks to quadruple number of migrants in U.S. basic education programs

Mexican government representatives have launched a literacy drive that aims to quadruple the number of adult migrants participating in a Mexican-developed basic education program in the United States.

The campaign unveiled Friday seeks a four-fold increase in the number of learners incorporated into basic literacy, elementary and middle-school education programs and a two-fold rise in the certification of those programs, according to sources with the Mexican Consulate-General in Los Angeles.

Officials with Mexico's Public Education Secretariat and National Institute for Adult Education, or INEA, launched the enrollment, accreditation and certification drive in that California city and will later extend it to other parts of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but... are these for LEGAL or ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS?

And who please is supposed to pay for this, with both the Federal, and State governments broke?!? These seem to be questions the writer of this article worked very hard to evade.

Sep 22 12:06

Obama ‘ready for Syria ground war’ as Kurds flee

The United States will have to resort to sending “some troops on the ground” in Syria should President Barack Obama aim to destroy the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, a senior U.S. Congressman told this week’s Sunday Times.

The west is facing a “long, hard war” against ISIS, Republican Peter King said, adding that Obama was reviewing his refusal to send ground troops after military advisers said they would be needed.

These remarks come after 70,000 Syrian Kurds poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by ISIS militants in northeastern Syria, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Sunday.

By ruling out sending troops to Syria, King said Obama is sounding an “uncertain trumpet.”

Following General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, address to Congress in which he said that ground intervention may be necessary; King said the “military message is getting through” to Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Representative King: sir, military intervention here in the Middle East is the LAST approach the US should be taking at this time.

Americans understand that this is all about Middle Eastern oil, and in what national currency it will - or will not - be sold.

I would like to politely remind you that the US government does not have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength, to insure a positive outcome to such a military action. And if you don't believe me, take a good hard look at the debacles which have happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.

And any military attack against the sovereign nation of Syria will be considered by the rest of the world a blatant act of war upon it.

We understand, very clearly, that what the US and Israel hopes will happen here will be for Syria and Iran to invoke their joint mutual defense act, as the "reason" for attacking Iran, and creating regime change there.

But there is one piece of the equation you are deliberately NOT discussing with the American people, and that is: if either Syria and/or Iran are attacked, just what precisely will Russia and China do?!?

I do not think you believe that either Putin or the Duma, or the Chinese leadership, will sit collectively on their hands and start singing "Kumbya".

So is THIS your strategy for engaging in a war with Russia and China?!? If so, sir, you had better think again, and very carefully, about this.

Because of the US military not having the resources to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia, the US military will most likely employ its nuclear capabilities. And THAT is where things get truly ugly; the unintended consequences to this may be both horrific... and irreversible.

Sep 22 11:51

China set to win Asia gold pricing race with new exchange

China launched a gold exchange open to foreign players for the first time on Thursday, putting the world's top bullion buyer on track to win a race to set the benchmark price in Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chine is selling physical gold. The western banks sell paper contracts. Which would you rather have?

Hint: Your wife cannot wear a paper contract around her neck to the Opera.

Sep 22 11:40

Russians To Build $3 Billion Strategic Platinum Mine In Zimbabwe

he good news for Zimbabwe is that Russian investors have started a new $3 billion (R33bn) platinum mine about 50km north-west of Harare. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turned the first sod yesterday.

Lavrov and Mugabe launched the joint venture to develop the Zimbabwean deposit of platinum group metals in the Darwendale district. The mine was targeting production of 250 000 ounces annually within three years, the Zimbabwean ministry of mines said.

Peak production would be 800 000 ounces a year, which should help Zimbabwe produce 1 million ounces annually in five years time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF production estimates hit their goals, this will be a huge economic deal for both Russia and Zimbabwe.

How Russia is getting what it wants economically is through deals. What the US government is attempting to do (and so far, BADLY), is to achieve their economic goals through wars.

What is wrong with this picture?!?

FLIPPING EVERYTHING.

Sep 22 11:40

Associated Press Investigates Americans Supporting ISIS - Forgets John McCain

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In the latest attempt at misdirection by the mainstream media, the Associated Press has attempted to investigate and present a focus on Americans who become jihadist fighters in battlefields across the world such as Syria and Iraq and, eventually, the United States.

In their article, “Tracing Shift From Everyday Americans To Jihadis,” The Associated Press writers present the profile of American jihadists as lonely, unhappy individuals feeling lost and hopeless in the land of the free and endless entertainment....

Sep 22 11:38

OKC Mayor Is GOP Favorite- He FORBID Bikini Football, But Happily Welcomed Satanic Black Mass

Republican Mayor Mick Cornett, who hosted a satanic black mass on Oklahoma City property last night, previously stood his ground to vehemently forbid a women's bikini football team from participating on any OKC city-owned venues. The satanic-promoting mayor is oddly the darling of both the GOP and the Democrats: Cornett spoke at the Republcan National Convention in 2012 and was personally invited by Michelle Obama to attend the president's state of the Union in 2011. He regularly appears at Jewish events and is lauded by Jewish groups, and even personally lit the Manorah at a public Hanukkah celebration. Cornett is pictured on is website with politicians such as Bohemian Grove attendees George W. Bush and Newt Gingrich, as well as Dick Cheney & Michael Bloomberg. A dismal failure at his attempted run for U.S. Congress in 2006, Cornett nevertheless had high hopes for a future political position.

Sep 22 11:33

Fitch Warns: When the Dollar’s ‘Pre-Eminent Reserve Currency Status’ Erodes…

It’s very risky for an American credit ratings agency to downgrade the US Government.

Standard & Poor’s found out when it stripped the US off its AAA rating in 2011 over the debt-ceiling charade. The Department of Justice then sued S&P over its role in the financial crisis, i.e. for slapping AAA-ratings on toxic securities to pocket fatter fees from issuers. But the other ratings agencies did the same thing and have not been hounded. So S&P claimed that the “impermissibly selective, punitive and meritless” lawsuit was “in retaliation” for the downgrade.

Though the Government denied the retaliation angle, it was a lesson no credit ratings agency within the long and sinewy arm of the Government would ever forget. But now Fitch is inching gingerly toward that abyss. While it affirmed (text) the US at AAA, Outlook Stable, it threw in some potentially devastating caveats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not a question of IF the US dollar will lose its global reserve currency status: it is a question of when.

Intelligent people, world-wide, are already factoring that into their financial decisions.

Sep 22 11:32

America Has its Own Growing Secession Movement

Back in 2008, the Middlebury Institute conducted a poll, asking Americans how they felt about secession. It's a tough question for Americans to answer, because “secession” has become such a politically charged term since the Civil War. Despite this, 22 percent of Americans agreed to the statement “any state or region has the right to peaceably secede from the United States and become an independent republic.” As in Scotland, this belief was far more prevalent among the younger generation as well as the poor. 40 percent of those ages 18-24 said they accepted the right to secession.

Sep 22 11:29

Black Listed News Front Page Follow Us Trending Search Advertise Contact Blog RollSenators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes and pass it in the post-election lame duck session of Congress. The moratorium on access taxes runs out Dec. 11. A bill by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., titled the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, would extend the moratorium for a decade while allowing states to require online merchants to charge sales taxes. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the number-two ranking Democrat, is a co-sponsor. The backers are hoping that access taxes — which would slap levies on customers for their Comcast or Verizon Internet accounts — will be the more unpopular of the two provisions and that Congress will accept the sales taxes to get rid of them. -

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable. These folk in Congress are so collectively crooked that they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

Sep 22 11:26

Strange Bedfellows: To Fight ISIS, US Now Supports Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Other Terror Groups

US Mideast relationships get stranger every day. The US has come to the defense or has given aid to three rather unlikely groups in the past few weeks.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which directly supports the YPG, on Washington's list of proscribed terror groups
"Moderates" fighting to overthrow Syrian president Assad. Those moderates just signed a non-agression pact with ISIS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has become painfully obvious in this administration that the primary criteria for joining it, even above cronyism, is the pathological inability to think any scenario to its logical conclusion.

Sep 22 11:22

Healthcare.gov Is A Security Disaster... And Those Working On It Knew It, And Tried To Stop Independent Security Review To Hide It

We've written before about how problematic the technology is behind the federal healthcare.gov website, pointing out that the federal government hired political cronies rather than web development experts to build it. There was an effort to open source the code, but after the feds put the code on github, they removed it after people started pointing out just how bad it was. Then, just about a month ago, we noted that the government turned down a FOIA request from the Associated Press concerning the site's security practices, arguing that it might "give hackers enough information to break into the service." As we noted at the time, if revealing the basic security you have in place will give hackers a road map to breaking into the site, the site is not secure at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The MO of this administration has become very painfully clear; first, screw things up beyond all recognition, then attempt to cover up the screw-up with misdirection, denial, blame-throwing, and without ever, EVER fixing the problem in the first place.

Sep 22 11:18

Amend the Constitution to Declare Corporations Are Not People

There’s an old story about Ben Franklin and the founding of our country. In 1787, delegates met in private in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to draft a new Constitution. Throughout the Constitutional Convention, citizens gathered anxiously around the hall awaiting the results. When Ben Franklin finally exited, a citizen asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin responded “if you can keep it.”

Sep 22 11:17

Newly Proposed Amendment Will Allow FBI to Hack TOR and VPN Users

In order to overcome the dilemma of privacy on internet, FBI has requested an amendment in the Rule 41 of Federal rules of criminal procedure.

Sep 22 11:16

Get Your Christmas Gifts From The Police State!

From the "you can't make this up" files...

Amanda Warren
Activist Post

So perhaps you think that warrantless checkpoints, random DNA sampling, no-knock SWAT raids to smoke out some criminals, and an array of high-tech weapons and drones were the only gifts bestowed upon society by a rightly outfitted militarized U.S. police force. Freedom isn't free after all!

In at least a couple of locations last year, Santa had a personal escort in his mission of gift-giving. Because, these days, even Santa Claus is under attack from freedom-hating terrorists and criminals - ESPECIALLY because they are all Muslim (big wink). So, last year, Silver Spring, Maryland - population 70,000 - exchanged Santa's Sleigh for a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck, commonly known as a BearCat, so that he could safely distribute gifts and donations amid an elevated threat level...

Sep 22 11:02

Latest Ebola outbreak spreading much faster than in the past

The spreading Ebola outbreak has entered uncharted territory. The virus became the deadliest on record some time ago, but new research suggests it's spreading at an exponential rate -- a worrying sign there is just something "different" about this latest outbreak.

Sep 22 10:53

Indiana toll-road operator files for bankruptcy

The debt-stricken operator of an Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday with a plan to restructure some $6 billion in debt by selling its assets or reorganizing its business.

Sep 22 10:51

Elite approved 'climate change' protests vs all other non-elite approved protests

The climate change meme alone is so inane. It means absolutely nothing. "Fight climate change" That is empty wording that your perception has been manipulated into associating with a whole lot of unrelated information and happenings
The climate always changes..
How is anyone going to fight that which occurs naturally. Has always and will always occur naturally.

Sep 22 10:51

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

At some point we're all supposed to reluctantly admit that we had to do a "new pearl harbor" on ourselves to get this project underway.

Sep 22 10:49

Anti-terrorism raids: Justice Minister Michael Keenan rejects claim police operations were 'theatre'

The Justice Minister and his Opposition counterpart have dismissed suggestions last week's terrorism raids were some sort of political theatre.

Michael Keenan faced claims on the ABC's Q&A program last night that the raids were part of a political spectacle designed to win support for Australia's actions in Iraq and the proposed national security laws.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said the fact the media were invited along to the raids and were provided footage "to me ... feels like an element of theatre".

Sep 22 10:49

NASA Was Given $36 Million To Find 90% Of Dangerous Asteroids — And It Failed

NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearbyand potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency’s Inspector General said on Monday.

The shortfall comes despite a 10-fold increase in NASA’s annual budget over the past five years – from $4 million in 2009 to $40 million in 2014 - to track and assess potentially dangerous asteroids and comets. So-called “Near-Earth Objects,” or NEOs, fly within about 28 million miles (45 million km) of Earth.

Sep 22 10:37

Illuminati, Nazis & The Illegal State of Israel

This Balfour Declaration justified the brutal seizure of Palestinian lands for the post-WWII establishment of Israel. Israel would serve, not as some high-minded “Jewish homeland”, but as lynchpin in Rothschild/Eight Families control over the world’s oil supply.

Sep 22 10:31

Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond has claimed that Scotland could declare itself independent without a referendum in the future.

The Scottish First Minister, who has said he is standing down after voters failed to back independence last week, said a referendum was the “best route” to statehood, but added that there were others.

He said if the Scottish Parliament was given more powers until “you have a situation where you’re independent in all but name … “then presumably, you declare yourself to be independent”.

“Many countries have proceeded through that route,” he said in an interview with Sky News’ Murnaghan programme.

Sep 22 10:24

Looming London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots', says TfL chief

London could see riots again unless more trains and buses are provided at affordable fares for the poorest communities as the population soars, the city's transport commissioner has warned.

He said the city will face "overwhelming" overcrowding on its congested transport networks by 2030 without urgent progress on new rail lines.

Sep 22 10:22

Detroit water shutoffs to be challenged in bankruptcy court

A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court on a motion to stop Detroit’s water department from shutting off service to residents with unpaid bills.

Attorneys for the city and opponents of the shutoffs are expected to present evidence on Monday before federal judge Steven Rhodes.

Detroit residents at risk of shut off and public health officials are expected to testify.

The water department stepped up shutoffs in March of accounts 60 days behind or owing more than $150. About 15,000 customers had service shut off in April through June.

Sep 22 10:22

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars - FULL version

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP!

This is a new copy of the YouTube video, one which Facebook is not yet blocking, so feel free to post this to your Facebook friends. now!

Sep 22 10:15

Big Brother Wants 'To Make Life Easier' For You - But Ask Yourself Why

Increasingly, how we interact with government over the internet is the public face of Whitehall. Mike Bracken, head of the Government Digital Service (GDS) – launched in 2011, based on the recommendations of Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox – is the man in charge of this digital transformation. Lane Fox recommended that a central service bring together existing government websites, enable access to official data and enable day-to-day transactions, such as renewing a car tax disc, easy online.

Sep 22 10:03

New Gold Fix Planned By LBMA In Desperate Attempt To Maintain Status Quo

In the face of a global physical gold shortage, the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is quietly planning a new gold fix in a desperate attempt to maintain the status quo.

Sep 22 09:58

General ‘Breedhate’ in Another Sabotage Sortie

The irresponsible language of Four-Star General Breedlove in exacerbating the crisis makes one wonder if his name should not henceforth be known as General “Breedhate”.

US Air Force General Philip Breedlove strafed the renewed peace plan for Ukraine before it barely got off the ground at the weekend, thereby aiming to shoot down another political bid to end months of deadly violence in the country.

It’s not the first time that the NATO military chief has used high-flown rhetoric to preempt a diplomatic solution to end the fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine. That conflict has claimed nearly 3,000 lives over the past six months, with up to one million civilians displaced and millions more trapped in a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Sep 22 09:57

Disturbing Facebook video shows police manhandling a 13-year-old autistic child

Royal Oak, MI — A disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook Friday that highlights a terrible trend of using police violence to deal with autistic children.

Sep 22 09:47

Ooooooooooooh, it's Lonely at the Top.

I like my songwriters to be on the right side of history. Most of them aren't. They've all crumbled before the altar of wealth, excess, privilege and VIP invites. Sometimes an artist can ride the waves and have success and demonstrate a conscience and sometimes an artist is pushed to the margins, blackballed and sundry. A true artist is less concerned with this and more mindful of who he or she works for and... if you are a true artist, well... you do the math.. The question of what comprises a true artist may be a difficult one to answer in a time where they are, pretty much, nowhere to be seen. The powers that stink have barred the door to that form of expression. That's why we got, “uh uh uh uh oh, oh oh oh oh uh and uh uh uh uh oh.” all the way from Bimbo Rock to the Olympian rockers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then, of course, you have Claire! :)

Sep 22 09:45

Cancer Officially Number One Cause of Childhood Death in U.S.

The number one reason blamed for childhood deaths in America used to be accidents; now it’s cancer.

ABC News is reporting today that cancer has officially outranked every other cause of childhood death in this country:

Sep 22 09:30

US Existing Home Sales Fall in August

Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

Sep 22 09:30

RAPPING TO THE CHECKPOINTS ~~ FROM THE GHETTO TO GAZA

A checkpoint, a checkpoint, everywhere a checkpoint

On a Palestinian shopowner:

Little did they know that I could be a supporter.

Gaza echoing to Vietnam:

They train the military to immolate shit that they did in the late 60s.

My heart goes out to Palestine

Sep 22 09:30

ISRAELI GAYS SCORNED FOR USING ISIS IMAGES

Drek – one of Tel Aviv’s most popular gay party organizers – has inspired a massive wave of criticism and anger online after using imagery inspired by the Islamic State group’s executions on a number of posters promoting the club’s parties.

Funniest thing is that Drek is the Yiddish word for excrement ….

Sep 22 09:29

SPOOF ON HOW OBAMA INTENDS TO FIGHT EBOLA IN AFRICA

Sep 22 09:24

Hey, Look Who’s Back… Douchebag Al-Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn (Video)

Douchebag Adam Gadahn, AKA Azzam the American, poked his head out of his cave this week to release a new video for Al-Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FLASHBACK: Adam Gadahn's real name is Adam Pearlman and he is the grandson of a member of the board of the ADL.

Sep 22 09:22

Susan Rice Caught Lying About Benghazi - Rep. Trey Gowdy Whistleblower Questioning

Sep 22 09:11

Scottish referendum result undoubtedly rigged

Too many people to be involved in such a conspiracy? Don't underestimate some people's naivety, and others' perfidy; there are more than enough people out there who carry out such treacherous tasks gladly, believing it to be fully justified 'for Queen and country'. The simplicity of a referendum in which people are asked to place an X beside a simple Yes or No answer works great in a world where people can be assumed to be honest and to 'play by the rules'. But when a couple of trillion pounds in oil is at stake, well, the 'rules' bend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look how many people were exposed as lying about human-caused global warming.

Sep 22 09:10

David Cameron appoints special envoy to preserve government data snooping

Prime minister David Cameron has appointed Sir Nigel Sheinwald as a special envoy on "intelligence and law enforcement data sharing".

The role was announced by Cameron this July, when he set out the government’s plans to introduce emergency legislation to preserve data retention and investigation powers (the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act).

Sep 22 09:08

John Howard 'embarrassed' by failed WMD intelligence on Iraq

Asked about his reaction to revelations Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction as the US president George W. Bush had claimed, Mr Howard said he "felt embarrassed" by the news.

"I did, I couldn't believe it, because I had genuinely believed it," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so Howard was an idiot and didn't see the evidence of fraud hundreds of thousands of bloggers around the world all saw.

Or he was complicit in the lie.

Take your pick.

Sep 22 09:07

Election Fraud Scottish Independance - Votes Taken out in a neat bundle

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So basically this is a ballot box being delivered to the counting center. The woman cuts the seal holding the box closed, then reaches in and pulls out the ballots ... which are neatly stacked, something impossible to achieve when ballots and inserted into a ballot box one at a time through the slot in the top!

Sep 22 09:06

Scottish independence stolen: Petition demanding referendum be re-held reaches 70,000 signatures in one day

Despite more than two million people voting to keep Scotland a part of the United Kingdom yesterday and acceptance from Alex Salmond that the outcome of the vote was the "the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland", a petition saying the outcome of the referendum vote was rigged has garnered more than 70,000 supporters.

Comment: That's because it blatantly WAS rigged:

Sep 22 09:03

Restoring humanity: US-tortured victims of Abu Ghraib gain faces in photo project

A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.

Sep 22 09:02

Banksters Gut Silver To Protect Fiat Paper Ponzi -- Kranzler

Sep 22 08:57

Obama’s war advisers not instilling confidence on Islamic State strategy

President Obama’s war Cabinet is not instilling confidence in the public about his “no boots on the ground” strategy to defeat the Islamic State now anchored in two countries and in more than a dozen towns.

In congressional testimony last week, officials’ predictions for how the mission would succeed one day repeatedly were couched in big “ifs.”

Sep 22 08:56

Malaysia Airlines Whodunnit Still a Mystery

More than seven weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 people, a preliminary report failed to address the mystery of who shot the plane down. The Dutch investigators didn’t even try to sort through conflicting allegations and evidence, writes Robert Parry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we can safely assume that had there been real evidence of Russian involvement, the report would have headlined that!

Sep 22 08:53

Mass Medicated American Immune Systems Will NOT Handle an Ebola Pandemic..

The mass medication of Americans has created a nation of immunosuppressed individuals who are unique vulnerable to an Ebola outbreak.

Sep 22 08:46

DOJ Power Grab Wants To Target Anonymous Web Users

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing a power grab that would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to break into computers of people trying to protect their anonymity via Tor or other anonymizing technologies.

That's according to a law professor and litigator who deals with constitutional issues that arise in espionage, cybersecurity and counterterrorism prosecutions.

Sep 22 08:46

Zionist Federation says pro-Israel adverts were rejected by Transport for London

The Zionist Federation has claimed an advertising campaign in support of Israel was rejected by a number of organisations following the Gaza conflict.

It said Transport for London had refused to run adverts comparing Hamas to other terrorist groups including Islamic State on the London Underground because they were “too controversial”.

Sep 22 08:46

Pentagon Prepares To Unveil Syria War Plans As "Broad Coalition" Crumbles

A day after US ambassador to The UN Samantha Powers stated, "we will not do the airstrikes alone if the president decides to do the airstrikes," and Russia warned, "bombing Syria without the cooperation of Damascus can have destructive practical consequences on the humanitarian situation in Syria," it appears President Obama's grand strategy to combat IS via a 'broad coalition' of allies is flailing. While the WSJ reports, The Pentagon is preparing war plans in Syria that would include an intensive initial wave of strikes against Islamic State targets, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier explained today that providing air support or sending ground troops to fight Islamic State is "out of the question for us."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Obama, if you really want war with Syria, here's your rifle...

Sep 22 08:45

Climate Change, Manufactured Dissent and “Foundation-funded Doomsayers”

Scratching the surface, one finds that the most salient proponents of the carbon-centric global warming worldview are largely dependent on such funding. For example, Bill McKibben, a principal organizer of the People’s Climate March, has built a career around the false notion that minuscule increases in carbon dioxide are a principal cause of “extreme weather” events.

Sep 22 08:43

BEX ALERT - John Kerry declares Syria regime has broken chemical weapons deal

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has declared Syria had breached its commitments to stop using chemical weapons in the civil war by using chlorine gas in attacks earlier this year.

Following a Telegraph investigation established that chlorine gas was used in attacks on the villages of Kfar Zita and Talmenes in April, Mr Kerry confirmed that the attacks amounted to a breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

“We believe there is evidence of [President Bashar al-] Assad’s use of chlorine, which when you use it - despite it not being on the list - it is prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention,” Mr Kerry told the US House of Representatives. “He’s in violation of the convention.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sound familiar?

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Sep 22 08:39

FTC shuts down $11M online diploma mill

The Federal Trade Commission on Friday pulled the plug on an online high school diploma mill that allegedly raked in $11 million since opening its virtual doors in 2006.

The FTC says the mill generally charged between $200 and $300 for its “diplomas.” Let’s call it $250. That means 44,000 individuals had “graduated” from this “school” since 2006.

Sep 22 08:39

Siemens Spends $7 Billion To Enter US Fracking Market

German engineering giant Siemens AG said Monday it will buy US oil services company Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion, a move that will give the German company a route into the booming American shale industry.

The deal is expected to be finalized by summer 2015 and will launch the company’s oil and gas business in the US shale market.

Sep 22 08:38

The Israeli offensive on Gaza caused full or partial damages to 75 kindergartens and day-care centers

The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center field teams have documented full or partial damages to 75 kindergartens and day-care centers caused during the 51 day Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip this summer.

Sep 22 08:38

6 Notoriously Misleading Food Terms Used To Trick Consumers

by Arjun Walia

Our modern-day food industry has become quite the debacle, with chemicals being sprayed all over our fruits and vegetables, to genetically modifying to processed food. As a result, the world has seen a large resistance to modern-day food practices, and the resistance continues to grow for good reason.

The marches against Monsanto over the past few years are a perfect example of that, where millions of people all across the globe gathered to protest the existence and agricultural practices of the biotech giant.

There are also numerous studies available that justify the critical questioning of our food industry; and, as many of us know, there are corporations out there that are willing to do anything, including lie, if it means that their product will continue to generate a large profit.

Sep 22 08:31

Oil Being Sold in Rubles ~ Insider Update from Jim Willie

INITIAL GAZPROM NEFT TRANSACTIONS TO EUROPE HAVE BEGUN, THE PAYMENTS IN RUBLES… TWO TRANSACTIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED… THE RUSSIANS WILL PROBABLY ROLL OUT OTHER VENDORS FOR THE SAME RUBLE PAYMENT, SINCE THE TEST CASE HAS WORKED WITH SUCCESS… NEXT COMES EXCHANGES TO SET THE CRUDE OIL PRICE IN RUBLES… THE PETRO-DOLLAR IS DYING.

Sep 22 08:30

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port

Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday.

The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic, across the Gulf from Bahrain where the US Fifth Fleet is based.

Sep 22 08:29

Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East

Last week, the House and Senate voted to rubber stamp President Obama's war plans for the Middle East. Both bodies, on a bipartisan basis, authorized the US to begin openly training and arming the rebels who have been fighting for three years to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... as opposed to having covertly supported them right from the start. I think we ought to load the entire Congress into military transports, hand them rifles, and send them to Syria. Congress (and Obama) are splendidly brave with other people's lives. It's time to see the measure of their true courage and commitment to war!

Sep 22 08:27

Number of police in Canada growing despite ‘dramatic’ crime drop

Between 2001 and 2012, the number of police officers in Canada increased nearly 9 per cent — amidst a crime rate decline of 26 per cent, according to new research published today.

Sep 22 08:27

US admits there is a much scarier terrorist group than ISIS

New intelligence has emerged warning Washington that its upcoming confrontation with the Islamic State may leave it blind to a more sinister and direct threat from a much lesser known terrorist group that has arisen from the ashes of the Syrian war.

Very little information is being released at the moment by anyone within American intelligence circles, but the group calling itself Khorasan is said by officials to have concrete plans for striking targets in the United States and Europe as a chosen modus operandi – more so than the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS.

Sep 22 08:25

Moscow warns ‘circles in Washington’ over hindering peace process in Ukraine

Moscow is bewildered by Washington’s warmongering rhetoric, which accompanied President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to the US. Russia has also noted all the Russia-unfriendly opinions voiced recently by hawkish American politicians.

“We’ll keep in mind all signals, including those unfriendly towards Russia, that were heard during the visit of the Ukrainian president to Washington,” commented Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. “We do regret that there are quite influential circles [within the American establishment] that are unambiguously working against the emerging stabilization [in Ukraine],” Ryabkov said.

Sep 22 08:23

Understanding The Missing Heat

A few years ago climate experts explained the discrepancy between theory and satellite temperatures as being due to missing heat at the bottom of the sea.

Climate science has advanced since then, and now they say that the missing heat is at the sea surface – but mysteriously is not finding its way into the lower troposphere. It is that new kind of Mann-made heat which doesn’t radiate or diffuse.

Sep 22 08:23

Panetta says US paying the price for not arming Syrian rebels

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Sunday that he believes the Islamic State terror group was able to flourish in part because the U.S. entered the conflict in Syria too late, saying the Obama administration should have armed the country’s moderate rebels earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the US should have done was leave other countries alone and build peace through commerce based on strong manufacturing and agriculture. But the US financial system became lazy because of the wealth pouring in through Bretton-Woods forcing the rest of the world to borrow dollars at interest before they could engage on cross-border trade and banking, and the petro-dollar deal, which collected the same mafia-like "piece of the action" for natural resources around the globe. So, to force the world to continue this scheme, the US Government has followed a policy of covert overthrow of foreign governments and installation of puppet regimes that loot their own people to prop up the American empire. Since the end of WW2 the US has covertly tried to overthrow the governments of more than fifty other nations, succeeding about half the time. Well-known successes are Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. Well known failures would include Iran in 2009 and Ukraine. The US started to covertly overthrow Syria more than three years ago. The so-called "moderate" rebels are for the most part hired foreign mercenaries. The failed campaign to oust Assad has seriously destabilized the region and brought us to the edge of global war, and Panetta's solution is to do more of the exact same thing that got us into this mess in the first place!

Sep 22 08:22

Israeli Propaganda Campaign Fails To Hide Web of Lies

In corporate jargon, Israel’s assault on Gaza is akin to that of a monopoly which undertakes unfair business practices to crush a small competitor’s attempt to increase its market share.

At the heart of Operation Protective Edge is a top-down marketing plan, implemented by Israeli ‘Chief Executive’ Benjamin Netanyahu, which seeks to disguise Israeli crimes, whilst profiting financially from the bankruptcy of Gaza.

Sep 22 08:20

Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler
Activist Post

The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and was threatening to take out key technical levels, which would have triggered a flood of buying from hedge funds.

The Fed and its agents rig the gold price in the New York Comex futures (paper gold) market. The bullion banks have the ability to print an unlimited supply of gold contracts which are sold in large volumes at times when Comex activity is light...

Sep 22 08:13

BEX ALERT - The Coming Climate Revolt

The corporate elites, blinded by their lust for profit and foolish enough to believe they can protect themselves from climate change, will not veer from our path towards ecocide unless they are forced from power. And this means the beginning of a titanic clash between our corporate masters and ourselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This article is pushing the idea that the social order must change to save the world from global warming. Setting aside the futility of basing social change on a failed concept, this article underscores the fact that the Human-Caused Global Warming hysteria was never about the Earth but about controlling people.

Sep 22 08:11

Violation of International Law: Where is Obama’s “Authorization to Use Force” in Iraq

There was much enthusiasm in 2008 that President Barack Obama would bring a saner and more lawful approach to issues of foreign policy and war and peace. Six years later — with Americans still being killed in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay still in active operation, US drones killing people in several countries and even American citizens, and now new mischief in Iraq — it is clear that President Obama has done little more than expand the already large war-making powers of his predecessor and fully enabled the vision of a “unitary executive” with unfettered powers in war and peace.

Sep 22 08:10

Silliest Nobel Peace Prize Awarded

The world had hoped President Obama would deliver on his promises of peace and reconciliation and CHANGE the deeply dysfunctional system and its figureheads, when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in advance.

I had hoped Obama was demonstrating perhaps more obviously than his predecessors just how captive the American President is of his Washington influence groups and their representatives, both Hill and Lobby. He was making himself visibly trapped in the oligarchy.

It was wishful thinking. I think true public servants are few and far in between. In fact, I doubt that such has ever really existed, except in the scripts of Political advisor’s, campaign managers and the fantasies of the electorate.

Sep 22 08:07

Ebola already went airborne... back in 1989

There is a growing fear that Ebola will soon mutate and start spreading through the air, potentially infecting and killing millions of people. But there's solid evidence that the viral disease already went airborne as far back as 1989, when dozens of monkeys contracted Ebola through a ventilation system at a Virginia hospital.

Sep 22 08:05

Obama’s latest policy on ISIS [CARTOON]

Sep 22 08:05

World Leaders To Emit Promises of Hot Air at UN Climate Summit

Professor Chris Williams says a solution to the climate crisis requires a restructuring of the global economy, but when the last opportunity to do so came after the 2008-9 financial crisis, world leaders saved the banks instead

Sep 22 08:02

Alarmists Respond to Summer Freeze with Climate March

Just two days after a summer freeze cut growing seasons prematurely short in New York and New England, global warming activists marched in New York City against global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone put up $200,000 and promote this march, quite a contrast to the usual claims that climate denial is a well-funded conspiracy!

Sep 22 08:02

Former American intelligence linguist Scott Rickard: ‘Clinton, Paul both affiliated with Zionists’.

A former American intelligence linguist says both former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Senator Rand Paul could not be considered legitimate candidates for US presidency due to their affiliation to the Zionists. “It is very important to understand that neither of these two proposed candidates for presidency would be legitimate for candidacy, “said Scott Rickard on Sunday.

Rickard made the remarks in an interview with Press TV after the GOP Senator from Kentucky described Clinton as incapable of becoming a good president because of her failure to handle the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya. The attack on the US diplomatic compound in eastern Libya killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Sep 22 08:01

Gallup Poll: Trust In Media At All Time Low

Newsflash: Trust in the news media is at an all time low. That’s according to the latest Gallup Poll.

Falling from a 55% level of trust in 1999, the trust level has plummeted to a paltry 40% of people trusting the mass media in 2014.

Sep 22 08:00

Antarctica Sea Ice Breaks Surface Record

On September 13, the Antarctic sea-ice recorded the highest surface ever.

Sep 22 07:57

Game of drones: UK govt faces legal threat to reveal drones usage

The UK government is facing a legal challenge over the deployment of its armed drones amid claims that its Afghanistan fleet could be moved to the Middle East to operate against jihadists.

The human rights group Reprieve plans to launch a judicial review challenge against the Ministry of Defence if the UK government does not clarify what it will do with its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) after the Afghanistan mission ends.

Sep 22 07:54

Body parts forgotten 7 years at crime lab

WILMINGTON – A bag of human remains – overlooked and forgotten since 2006 – was discovered in a refrigerator at the Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the latest misstep for the scandal-plagued agency.

Department of Safety and Homeland Security spokeswoman Kimberly Chandler said the remains were found during the process of moving the functions of the now-shuttered OCME to the Department of Homeland Security's new Division of Forensic Science.

Officials were not able to provide an exact date when the overlooked remains were discovered by the transition team, but it appears it was within the past few weeks.

Sep 22 07:51

Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills

The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most.

Sep 22 07:49

Telling It Like Is Is On Israel

It's high time growing numbers of critics speak out forthrightly. It's essential whatever the risks.

Israeli high crimes against peace are too egregious to ignore. It's vital to denounce them publicly.

It's essential to maintain a steady drumbeat of truth. It's crucial to enlist growing numbers to demand accountability.

Israel is a rogue terror state. It's been so from inception. It's entire history is blood-drenched.

Sep 22 07:47

‘F*** it, I quit!’ Foul-mouthed news reporter resigns live on air after revealing that she was the OWNER of the medical marijuana business she had just reported on

Viewers tuned in to KTVA-TV's 10pm newscast last night were given a bit of a shock when the newsreader revealed the identity of the owner of a medical marijuana business - herself.

Reporter Charlo Greene made the confession live on air before announcing that she was quitting using just a few choice words.

'And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f*** it, I quit,' she said.

Ms Greene had reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night's broadcast, without revealing her connection to it, Alaska Dispatch News reported.

But at the end of the report, during a live shot, she announced that she was the club's owner and would be devoting herself to legalizing the drug in Alaska.

Sep 22 07:20

Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.

The group signed an open letter of protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, accusing the spy agency of targeting innocent Palestinians and collecting data for political purposes, not national security. Dubbed the "refusniks," the veterans declared that they had a "moral duty" to no longer "take part in the state's actions against Palestinians."

The source of much of the Israeli data may be the U.S. National Security Agency. Author and journalist James Bamford interviewed NSA leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow this summer. Bamford tells NPR's Arun Rath that Snowden was eager to discuss documents that show a U.S. agreement to routinely share information with Israel and Unit 8200.

Sep 22 07:08

Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t

Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation.

Last week, the Trump Plaza folded and the Trump Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy, leaving some 1,000 employees without jobs.

Sep 22 07:07

Alabama state attorney: Photographing public records for free is ‘stealing’

CULLMAN, Ala. — In what would appear to be a case of government run amuck, at least two state agencies in Alabama won’t let people take pictures of public records, with an attorney for one equating the idea with stealing.

Tim McCollum, an assistant attorney general with the Alabama Department of Public Safety, told AL.com a taxpayer who wants to get a document for free by taking a picture wants “to steal from the citizens of Alabama.”

He said “to get a copy of the contract, you’re going to have to pay for it.”

Sep 22 06:42

Massive Anti War Protest March In Moscow

WEBMASTER ADDITION: This looks to me to be a US-backed destabilization operation, not unlike the "protests" bought and paid for in Ukraine last January, or the failed coup in Iran in 2009. It is for actions like this that Putin kicked USAID out of Russia!

Sep 22 06:39

Multi Billion Dollar Bonanza: Companies which Make Money By Keeping Americans “Terrified of Terror Attacks”

Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency, has invaded America’s television sets in recent weeks to warn about Edward Snowden’s leaks and the continuing terrorist threat to America.
But what often goes unmentioned, as the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald pointed out, is that Hayden has a financial stake in keeping Americans scared and on a permanent war footing against Islamist militants. And the private firm he works for, called the Chertoff Group, is not the only one making money by scaring Americans.

Sep 22 06:26

Dirty Foreclosure Mill Reimer Arnovitz Facing Ethics Probe for Lies and Stealing from Clients.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/240515714/Slam-Safeguard-and-Reimer-Arnovitz...

Also, I know Reimer was scared about my inquiry because they circulated an email throughout the company about me. They didn't want anything getting out. Too bad it got out anyway. More on this at a time I deem appropriate.?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Launch a New Facebook Page: Fight Safeguard and Reimer Arnovitz Chernek & Jeffrey for Ethic Violations.
Safeguard continues to break into homes and cover it up. And that's a fact. Watch the videos documenting more of that, along with the Illinois Attorney General's ongoing lawsuit against them. Meanwhile an inside source tells me that Bank of America lawyers at Reimer, Arnovitz steal from the clients, illegally use court refund monies, and abuse employees. They too, work hand-in-hand with Safeguard.

Sep 22 06:22

The Counter-Intuitive Rise of the U.S. Dollar

Sep 22 06:18

BDS victory! UEFA says no to Jerusalem tournament bid

The Union of European Football Associations has rejected an Israeli bid to host games during the 2020 European Championships. The decision follows a campaign by Palestinian sports teams and campaign groups and activists across Europe. The Israeli Football Association bid to host games in Jerusalem as part of the UEFA 2020 tournament that will take place across 13 cities, but UEFA announced on Friday that Jerusalem was not one of the successful bidders. Israel was one of just 6 countries that failed in its bid to host games.

Sep 22 06:03

Ukraine Is On The Brink Of Total Economic Collapse

While we see a great deal of media coverage of Ukraine-related geopolitical risks, there hasn't been sufficient discussion about the dire economic and fiscal conditions the nation is facing. Writing about men in masks fighting in eastern Ukraine sells far more advertising than covering the nation's economic activity. However it's the economy, not the Russian army that has brought Ukraine close to the brink. And just to be clear, some of Kiev's economic and fiscal problems were visible long before the spat with Russia (see post from 2012).

Sep 22 05:43

Report: US Sending Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah

The United States has reportedly sent indirect military aid to the Hezbollah terrorist organization, according to information released in a New York Times interview with Hezbollah public relations liaison Mohammed Afif.

The aid, which came in the form of new weapons, was channeled via the Lebanese Army, which closely coordinates with the Hezbollah terrorist group, according to Afif. In addition, U.S. intelligence is being channeled to Hezbollah as well, according to Lebanese sources. This would explain how the terrorist organization was able to pinpoint its first UAV bombing so precisely against the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, which is not associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group and which in fact currently is fighting against the organization. Al Qaeda has denounced ISIS as “too brutal.”

Sep 22 05:30

Arsonists torch car of Rabbi who spoke out over Israel's military action in Gaza

Arsonists have torched the car of a Rabbi who spoke out over Israel's military action in Gaza. Firebugs poured petrol over Ahron Cohen's Volvo estate before setting fire to the vehicle outside his home.
They first attached a makeshift fuse to the fuel tank, but when it failed to ignite they returned a few minutes later and used a can of petrol to start the fire.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze outside Mr Cohen's home in the early hours. No one was hurt but the car was destroyed. Police are now investigating the arson in Broughton, Salford, the latest in a series of attacks on Mr Cohen's house and car over seven years. The Volvo 940 has previously been scratched and had its windows smashed, while eggs have been thrown at his house. The grandfather says he has angered some amongst the local Jewish community by his outspoken views over Israeli government policy and its actions against Palestinians. He spoke only two weeks ago at a pro-Gaza demonstration in Rochdale

Sep 22 04:55

Man Receives $117,000 Medical Bill from an Assistant Surgeon He Didn’t Know

Peter Drier, a bank technology manager in New York City, had signed a pile of consent forms before his neck surgery for herniated disks. While researching his insurance coverage, Drier was prepared for the bills of $56,000 from Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital, $133,000 from orthopedist and $4,300 from his anesthesiologist, but an unexpected bill of about $117,000 came as an extremely unpleasant surprise for him.

The bill was from an assistant surgeon, a Queens-based neurosurgeon, whom Drier didn't even know. According to Drier, he thought he knew the risks, "but the additional fee charge was just so wrong and he had no negotiating power".

Sep 22 04:50

Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter Allows ISIS To Sell Merchandise

WEBMASTER ADDITION: That alone tells us ISIS is a propaganda front for US/Israel covert operations.

Sep 22 04:47

U.S. Senate Approves Bill to Bolster American-Israeli Cooperation

Bill increases Israeli access to weapons, encourages Israel’s entry into visa waiver program.

Sep 22 04:43

Why this tiny Italian restaurant gives a discount for bad Yelp reviews

RICHMOND, CA—Of all the places that have come up with a clever way to protest Yelp’s alleged aggressive advertising tactics, a small plucky Italian restaurant in a strip mall just northeast of San Francisco, is as unlikely as they come. For a few weeks now, Botto Bistro is actively trying to become the worst-reviewed restaurant on Yelp as a way to stick it to the venerated review site—so much so that they’re offering 25 percent off for anyone who does so.

In recent years, Yelp has been publicly accused of extortion—asking for money from businesses that are automatically listed on the site in exchange for preferred placement on the site. There are also accusations of abruptly vanishing positive reviews and suddenly appearing negative reviews. Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco dismissed two cases alleging that such behavior by Yelp is illegal.

Sep 22 04:34

UK Parliament Will Vote to Recognize the State of Palestine

In an apparent sign of division between back and front bench MPs in the House of Commons, backbenchers have secured a vote for the House to recognize the state of Palestine.

The title of the debate will be: THE FUTURE OF THE TWO STATE SOLUTION IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE.

The debate will take place on 13 Oct 2014, it will be six hours long and happen in the main chamber.

Sep 22 01:44

Afghan Soldiers Go Missing in Massachusetts after Mall Trip

Three Afghan National Army soldiers, who were in Massachusetts for training, have gone missing after a trip to a shopping mall, authorities said. It's the second time in a week that Afghan security trainees in the United States have disappeared.

Sep 22 00:26

With Worldwide War Looming And "Terrorist Threat Greater Than Ever" Congress Takes 7 Week Vacation

Corporate puppets go one vacation on the edge of World War 3.

Sep 22 00:18

MAVEN Has Entered Mars Orbit!

This is not going to be good news for the climate zombies.

September 21, 2014

Sep 21 22:58

French farmers torch tax office and dump vegetables out front

Sep 21 22:51

Yes campaign gains new momentum among Scots

Some 11,000 new membership requests have been submitted to the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) in the 75 hours following the referendum, which kept Scotland under the authority of the United Kingdom.

Sep 21 22:48

Ukrainian Special Forces Continue Attacks in Donbas, but ‘Only to Neutralize’

Ukrainian Special Forces continue shelling against Donbas independence supporters, but "only to neutralize" the militia's firing points, the press office of the so-called "anti-terrorist operation" wrote in a statement.

Sep 21 21:07

Palestine: Israel’s Arms Testing Lab

Israel had turned Palestinian occupied territories, especially Gaza Strip, into a laboratory for refining, testing and showcasing its own weapons systems as well as other countries’ new experimental and illegal weapon systems. Israel is satisfying the military testing needs of mainly western hegemonic states, thus guaranteeing their political support to gain immunity for its continuous war crimes against Palestinians. These hegemonic states would not exert any real pressure on Israel to give up the Palestinian occupied territories or to finalize or accept any peace negotiations with Palestinians or with any Arab state.

Sep 21 18:42

Aging in prison: The number of U.S. prisoners age 50 and over has increased 330 percent since 1994

The last baby boomer will turn 65 in 2030, but infrastructure across the United States (from our housing stock to the very configuration of our streets) is not going to mature fast enough to meet the needs of the newly elderly. A new Urban Institute report adds one more institution to the list of those being affected by this dramatic demographic shift: our prisons, where older and older inmates are taking their own toll on the nation's already-overextended corrections budget.

Sep 21 18:27

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag?

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Fear-mongering is sinister. It's reprehensible. It's longstanding US policy. So are false flags.

Merriam-Webster calls them "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic."

Wikipedia says they're "covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities."

Official reports hype Big Lies. MSM scoundrels regurgitate them. Truth is systematically buried. Deception substitutes for reality.

False flags are pretexts for militarism, wars, occupations, colonization, resource theft, and exploiting populations for profit. They facilitate ruthlessness. They foster police state repression against freedom...

Sep 21 17:45

Naive? At a Jewish spiritual retreat center, I insist on talking about Gaza

And so it was at my discussion group. I tried to talk facts in vain; no-one was listening. A vicious hasbara indoctrination had overtaken these people’s minds and shuttered their ability to think. A woman explained that Israel was a small, weak, oppressed country surrounded by hostile Arab states who would throw all the Jews into the sea at their first chance. When I pointed out that Israel was the world’s fourth most powerful military force, with a substantial nuclear arsenal, and with allies like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and of course America, she shouted me down. In a sickening reversal of reality, these people viewed Israel as the innocent victim and the Palestinians as demonic aggressors. In this twilight zone nothing made sense, facts were irrelevant, black was white, up was down.

Sep 21 16:18

CIA Plane in Big Aussie-American Heroin Bust

“Newly-obtained FAA registration records reveal that the American “mystery plane” busted this July with 35 kilos of heroin at an airport outside Sydney, Australia was a CIA plane. At least, it had been when it rolled off the assembly line 40 years earlier, courtesy a CIA deal with the U.S. Forest Service. And the CIA never sells off its planes.

The American-registered ‘mystery plane’ in Australia was a Merlin III twin–engine turbo-prop ( tail number N224HR).

FAA registration records show it was commissioned in the early 70’s by the U.S. Forest Service from aircraft manufacturer Swearingen in San Antonio, part of an operation to “sheep-dip” CIA planes through the U.S. Forest Service.

Sep 21 14:59

How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

I’ve never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can change world history in an afternoon after walking the dog and eating brunch.

Sep 21 14:58

Pentagon Prepares To Unveil Syria War Plans As "Broad Coalition" Crumbles

A day after US ambassador to The UN Samantha Powers stated, "we will not do the airstrikes alone if the president decides to do the airstrikes," and Russia warned, "bombing Syria without the cooperation of Damascus can have destructive practical consequences on the humanitarian situation in Syria," it appears President Obama's grand strategy to combat IS via a 'broad coalition' of allies is flailing. While the WSJ reports, The Pentagon is preparing war plans in Syria that would include an intensive initial wave of strikes against Islamic State targets, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier explained today that providing air support or sending ground troops to fight Islamic State is "out of the question for us." For now, it appears, the only nation involved in the 'broad coalition' is France. Why? Because as we said yesterday, this is merely over fears of more BNPs. "A key component of this would be allied participation," said a U.S. official; does '1' ally count?

Sep 21 14:57

China sends surveillance ship to monitor US naval drill off Guam

China sent a surveillance ship to waters off Guam to monitor a US naval drill, the exercise’s operational chief said yesterday.

Over the past week, the Chinese Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence – or AGI – ship has been in waters near the site of Exercise Valiant Shield, a biannual training exercise that began on Monday and ends on Tuesday, said Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery.

Sep 21 14:56

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That CIA and the Islamic State Are United

The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the CIA is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking.

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