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February 13, 2016

Feb 13 18:33

Military Analysis: The Turkish 2nd Army. Invasion Force for Syria?

It is reasonable to believe that Turkey is preparing to salvage its failed policy of supporting Islamic fundamentalist mercenaries and terrorist groups in Syria by invading and establishing a safe area for these groups along its southern border with Syria, while at the same time dealing a crushing blow to the Kurdish forces that have been successful in fighting them. Turkey is not only trying to topple the Assad government in Syrian, but is also trying to liquidate the Kurdish threat both in Iraq and Syria, as well as within its own borders.

It is most likely that elements of the Turkish Second Army are positioned along the southern border with Syria, and will form the nucleus of any invasion force. The 2nd Army is responsible for defending Southwestern Turkey. Its headquarters is based in Malatya, with approximately 100,000 troops under its command. The army is comprised of three corps, the 4th, 6th and 7th which are composed of the following units:

Feb 13 18:33

Health Department Erred In Minnesota Drinking Water Tests

The department announced Thursday its Environmental Health Division’s test results were inconsistent, and in some cases inadequate. Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said the issues are unlikely to cause a public health threat, but they will be addressed immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because, after all, a little radiation (and lead) is actually GOOD for you!

Feb 13 18:24

Temperatures fall into 20s, 30s below zero in Northland

Temperatures dropped into the 30s below zero in parts of the Northland on Saturday morning, but a warmup is on the horizon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming!

Feb 13 18:24

Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a dramatic escalation appears imminent

This column was written for the Unz Review.

The situation in Syria has reached a watershed moment and a dramatic escalation of the war appears imminent. Let’s look again at how we reached this point.

Russia has taken the preparations needed to go to war with Turkey.



Feb 13 18:17

BEX ALERT - US calls on Turkey to halt military strikes in Syria

The Double Cross begins?

We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to de-escalate tensions on all sides," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Saturday.

"We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fires,?" he added.

Webmaster addition: "Oh, please stop. Stop. Pretty please. Stop now. Please stop. You must stop. Oh yes, please stop. We really really really want you to stop. Stop now. Please. With a cherry on top!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 13 18:14

Medvedev Warns Against Discussing Possible Ground Operation in Syria

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Saturday against discussing a possible ground operation in Syria, stating that this would be a wrong turn in negotiations, Sputnik reported.

"Despite all these agreements, people are starting to talk about carrying out a ground operation if something isn't done," Medvedev said at a meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

Feb 13 18:06

Russia Is Preparing the Syrian Army to Repel Any Turkish Incursion

Russia is preparing a strong Syrian military unit that will serve to repel any Turkish ground incursions, Damascus has the right to defend its borders, and will not stay silent anymore to any aerial violations of Syrian sovereignty, and is preparing for any ground offensive by the Turks with aerial bombardment and ground shelling.

The Kremlin wanted to send to Turkey a message that says any incursion by you will be met by force not diplomacy”.

Feb 13 17:49

CIA Director Issues Bombshell Claim About ISIS… It’s A LOT Worse Than We Thought

Webmaster addition: This is just more "Saddam's nuclear weapons" bovine excrement to trick you into yet another US war of conquest!




Feb 13 17:49

Saudi Arabia will send fighter jets to Turkish base in preparation for anti-ISIS bombing campaign as the conflict threatens to escalate in the region

Saudi Arabia is set to move fighter jets to its base in Turkey in preparation for a possible bombing campaign against ISIS jihadists in Syria. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the potential plan and suggested Turkey were also considering military options against ISIS. 'If there is a strategy (against ISIS) then Turkey and Saudi Arabia could enter into a ground operation,' Mr Cavusoglu said after the Munich Security Conference.

Feb 13 17:46

Houthi fighters derail the Saudi progress in northwestern Yemen

The Russians and Syrians will eat these guys alive...chew em up and spit em out!

The Saudi Army – alongside the Arab Coalition and Hadi loyalists – have repeatedly attempted to seize the imperative town of Midi in the Hajjah Governorate; however, they have been unable to make any significant advances, thanks in large part to the fierce resistance from the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthi forces.

On Friday, the Saudi Army and their allies were delivered another embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Houthi forces and the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard after they attempted to enter this town once again.

Feb 13 17:45

Horrors of war: Aleppo before and after Syrian conflict

The Munich talks are to start amid intense battles to retake the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Feb 13 17:45

Clinton Could Still Win NH: Why Does Our Electoral System Allow For That?

Journalist Ashley Smith explains how Democrats in the 1970s managed to reform their electoral system into something that looks democratic, but ultimately lets party officials and super delegates decide who can and can't run for president.



Feb 13 17:44

Syria Civil War: Turkey confirms military strikes against Assad regime troops

Turkish troops responded to mortar fire from Syrian government troops on a police station in Calibogazi, Hatay province, this afternoon, reported the state run Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See 42 FALSE-FLAG ATTACKS OFFICIALLY ADMITTED TO

Turkey is claiming that Syria attacked a police station with a mortar.

Look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a MOTIVE for Assad to do such a thing, knowing that Turkey has been trying to find a reason to attack for months now!

Feb 13 17:43

Pentagon: Attacks on ISIS Turkish oil tankers is the main cause of the Turkish-Russian crisis

I don't think the Dogman gives a flip about those drivers. He is pissed over all the money he and his son have lost!

Pentagon spokesman “Jeff Davis” issued a statement on his Facebook page and introduced attacks on ISIS Turkish oil ships as the main cause of the Turkish Russian crisis.

According to “AWD NEWS” news agency, in analyzing tensions between Turkey and Russia in his Facebook page,Jeff Davies officially admitted: Earlier every time we wanted to attack an ISIS oil tanker we gave them notices because we knew tanks drivers were Turks, but in their attacks the Russian have not thought of this for Turkish citizens and bombarded them without prior notice; this has led to the reckless behavior of Ankara with Russia.

Feb 13 17:36

Turkish military repeatedly shell Assad forces; Kurds confirm to RT being hit by massive attack

The Turkish army has shelled Syrian government forces in Aleppo and Latakia provinces, while also hitting Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwestern Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, with a massive attack.

Feb 13 17:35

Turkish Forces Shell Syrian Army Positions in Latakia - Source

Turkish armed forces shelled Syrian army positions in the northern Syrian province of Latakia, a military source told RIA Novosti early Sunday.



Feb 13 17:13

Netanyahu’s Fortress Israel

Ignoring Israel’s founding ideals about justice and compassion, Prime Minister Netanyahu and other leaders are guiding the nation into the inevitable direction of a racist apartheid state, building walls against the Arab “wild beasts,” a tragedy that Alon Ben-Meir examines.

Feb 13 16:57

Supreme Justice Scalia Just Died; Now a THIRD of the Supreme Court Will Be Obama Nominees

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative in the highest court in the land, died in his sleep last night.

Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. President Obama has already nominated TWO of the nine justices in there... FOR LIFE. Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Now Obama is going to get a third?

Just let that sink in for a second...

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Feb 13 16:10

Martial law in Burns, Oregon: Feds terrorize local citizens with check points, random searches, and guns to their head

With the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge finally over after the four remaining occupants surrendered to the FBI without bloodshed, the mainstream media has largely turned their focus away from Harney County and the small Oregon town that became the epicenter of revolt against gross federal government overreach.

Despite this, there remains an extremely important story to tell, one that includes all the hallmarks of a literal police state including road blocks, road closures, check points, private mercenaries, papers please demands, and even guns pointed directly at the heads of law-abiding American citizens.

While one can imagine that the de facto martial law across Harney County may soon come to an end, (will it?!?) the fact remains that this happened in an American state, to American citizens and literally nothing is being said about it in the mainstream media or by the numerous FBI officials who keep telling the public that this was all for their own safety.

Feb 13 16:10

US airbase pollutes Okinawa waters for years, new documents reveal

US military stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa may be polluting the local drinking water supply.

Feb 13 16:08

BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies during hunting trip in Marfa

An El Paso source close to Justice Antonin Scalia tells ABC-7 that the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas.

The Justice did not report feeling ill and retired to his room after dinner. The source, who was traveling with Scalia, told ABC-7 an El Paso priest has been called to Marfa.

Scalia was the longest-serving current Justice on the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Quail Brief?!?

Obama gets to pick a new Supreme Court Judge!

Feb 13 16:03

3 Stories That Prove We’re Not in Kansas Anymore by James Corbett

times: they are changing...

snip: 84% of Americans believe political leaders are more interested in protecting their power and privilege than doing what is right
75% believe that powerful interests, from Wall Street to unions to interest groups, have used campaign and lobbying money to rig the system for themselves.
72% blame the stagnation of the American economy on corruption and crony capitalism in Washington
67% hold that the US government is not working in the interests of the people
78% agree that both parties are too controlled by special interests to create meaningful change
75% agree that the two party system is flawed and it's time to vote in new political parties with new ideas

Feb 13 15:35

TURKS BUTCHER 458 CIVILIANS



Feb 13 15:18

FIGHTING HAS BEGUN !!!! Turkey Shelling into Syria; Directly Attacking Syrian Arab Army and perimeter of Russian Base in Latakia

It appears that World War 3 is beginning right now. This morning, Turkish Artillery began shelling positions outside of Azzaz, Syria. Those positions are held by the Syrian Arab Army (legitimate, duly-elected government of Syria) and are NOT being aimed at ISIS terrorists! These are direct attacks by Turkey upon the lawful government forces of Syria.With their rebel pals falling to the legitimate government of Syria, Turkey has now begun shelling into Syria to aid their Rebel forces and ISIS Terrorists!

Feb 13 15:16

E.U. CRUMBLES: Greece KICKED OUT of SCHENGEN Passport-free Zone over Migrant Crisis.

Feb 13 15:15

The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell



Feb 13 15:14

San Diego to staff: ‘Founding fathers’ is biased, should not be used

It seems the city of San Diego, California, is rushing down the path of political correctness with a new manual that tells employees what they can and can’t say.

Among the phrases that could get employees in trouble: “Founding fathers.” As in George Washington, John Adams, etc.

According to a section on “Bias-Free Language,” the term “founders” should be used instead.

Feb 13 15:05

Turkey’s Second Army Prepares to Invade Syria

Recent public comments by the Turkish government have hinted at a possible invasion into Syrian territory to “stabilize” the situation and secure Turkey’s national security. Significant clashes between Turkish army and security forces with elements of the YPG and PKK, which have exacted a costly toll on the Kurdish civilian population have been raging in southern Turkey and northern Syria in recent months. Russian satellite surveillance and human intelligence employed by both Russian and Syria in the region have confirmed the build-up of troops and material on the border.

Feb 13 15:05

Does the US actually want WWIII!?

Considering the hundreds of billions of dollars we’ve already squandered on this fool’s errand, why now should we risk a thermonuclear war over it? Again, if people cannot see that this is the perfect example to show us why the government is run by the insane, they must be working for the government.

Feb 13 14:55

5 Things Every Reasonable Gun Owner Ought To Know

There are countless people who regularly carry firearms safely and responsibly. Most of them will never have any problems at all relating to those firearms. Carrying a firearm ought to be boring. You should be comfortable with the fact that you will never likely have to pull it out. Like flood insurance, we hope to never need it. However, it is important to have in the event you actually need to use it. If you are carrying a firearm because you want some action, or you are constantly looking for reasons to pull it out, I suspect you will need my services someday. As I previously said, there are few ways to ruin the rest of your life more quickly than by misusing a firearm. I have seen it time and time again. I hope you will learn from the mistakes of others currently sitting in prison serving long sentences. Don’t be an idiot with a gun!



Feb 13 14:48

Worse Than 2008

Feb 13 14:34

Venezuela Is Out of Food: Here’s What an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like

After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a “nutritional emergency.” This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country’s slow, painful economic collapse.

Feb 13 14:11

Hell week for the global economy, signs of things to come

The developing Epocalypse will become the super-volcano of economic history, and this week revealed cracks in the surface that give hints of the eruption to come.



Feb 13 13:42

BEX ALERT - Here’s the real reason photos of Osama bin Laden’s body haven’t been released

Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy #1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US of A?

Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team Six operators on the raid, partially outs the reason in his book, No Easy Day. The book reads, “In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real reason no photos were released is that the real Bin Laden died in 2001, and the dead body from Abbotabad wasn't going to fool anyone!

Feb 13 13:38

Turkey Shells Aleppo, Says "Massive Escalation" In Syria Imminent As Saudis Ready Airstrikes

Even as all sides - including the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and select rebel groups - pretend to be working towards a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to the five year conflict in Syria, actions speak louder than words, and to put it as succinctly as possible, everyone is still fighting.

In fact, the fighting is more intense than ever. Russia and Hezbollah are closing in on Aleppo, the country’s largest city and a key urban center where rebels are dug in for what amounts to a last stand. If the city is liberated by the government (and yes, “liberated” is more accurate than “falls” because occupied territory belongs to the Syrian government, not to Sunni extremists), Assad will have regained control of the country’s backbone in the west.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will Syria's government ask Russia for help?

Of course they will.

Will Russia protect Syria from Turkey and Saudi Arabia?

They will have to, or be seen as surrendering to the West's goal of Syrian regime change.

Will the US use this as an accuse to start war with Russia?

Of course!


Feb 13 13:35

Russia: New cruise missile ship leaves for Syria

One of the latest additions to Russia's Black Sea fleet, the Zeleny Dol cruise missile ship, set off for Syria's shores from the Crimean port of Sevastopol, Saturday morning.

Feb 13 13:31

Dutch espionage: missiles to bring down the Malaysian Boeing possessed only Ukraine

By: Vitaly Tretyakov, editor in chief of the Moscow newspaper "political class"

REPORT Netherlands AIVD intelligence service showed up on the Internet.

It contains the results of the investigation, which will be very upset Ukrainian politicians who are expecting to see in it the unmasking of Donetsk "separatists".

Here, for example, a few excerpts from that report:

1. There were no details about the threat of civil airplanes flying low over Donbas.

2. AIVD on 16 July 2014 (the date of the overthrow of the Malaysian Boeing) was absolutely certain in the hands of a "separatist" No weapon that is able to shoot down a plane flying at an altitude of ten thousand meters.

Some parts of the missile system "Buk" that they were liked in hand, were not in working condition and could not work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, the "blame Russia" crew promoted the BUK Missile system as the instrument in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17, but it turns out the independent eastern Ukrainian republics did not have any working units of that type!



Feb 13 13:28

Turkey began shelling Syria

The head of the organization's Rami Abdel Rahman said that the Turkish shells hit parts of Aleppo, including Minig, which recently seized power leading Syrian Kurdish parties - the Party of Democratic Unity (PYD), the company said.

Official Ankara considers PYD and its YPG armed forces branches of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which raised a rebellion in Turkey a few decades ago, but the fighting has recently intensified.

Shortly before the shelling, Turkey has taken the suburbs of Aleppo, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara will, if necessary, to take military action against the PYD.

Feb 13 12:47

How The Establishment Elite Are Rigging The Presidential Election

In this video Luke Rudkowski documents how the mainstream media and establishment are manipulating you and rigging the 2016 Presidential election.

Feb 13 12:23

Zika Linked to Deforestation

Evolutionary biologist Robert G. Wallace says Zika we are seeing the reemergence of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and malaria.

Feb 13 12:11

BEX ALERT - Canada: Spring of 2016 may rank in top 10 warmest on record

Spring of 2016 may rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada as a whole.

The season will get off to an early start across a large portion of the country, as El Nino continues to exert its influence.

El Nino is defined by above-normal ocean water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific, near the equator. In Canada, this can result in warmer-than-usual springtime weather.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, in the REAL world...

Arctic blast descends on Central, Eastern Canada

Extreme cold is affecting Central Canada and parts of Eastern Canada, with temperatures feeling like -30 to -45 C with the wind chill.

Feb 13 12:07

Simple Janet——The Monetary Android With A Broken Flash Drive

This is getting just plain nuts. Here is what Janet Yellen said today about the possibility of negative interest rates:

In light of the experience of European countries and others that have gone to negative rates, we’re taking a look at them again because we would want to be prepared in the event that we needed to add accommodation.“

The operative words here are “European countries” and “add accommodation”. Yet even a brief reflection on those items demonstrates that Janet is a delusional Simpleton. To adapt Jim Kunstler’s felicitous phrase about Senator Rubio’s 4-Peat incantation during the last GOP debate, our financial system is being led by a monetary android with a broken flash drive.

She says the same damn stupid thing over and over, endlessly.

Feb 13 12:06

Donald Trump: We Are In A Big Fat Bubble

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sold a lot of his stocks and shares a year ago when he realized that he was in a financial bubble.

Feb 13 11:57

How seven years of Obama created Trump

America has been run for nearly a decade by a clever incompetent. It's hardly surprising that the voters are revolting



Feb 13 11:55

Hillary Clinton hobbled by her 'unremarkable' campaigning

But if Ms. Clinton becomes the nominee, her Republican opponent, whoever it is, is unlikely to be so restrained. The e-mails, the infamous accusation that reports of her husband’s sexual romps with a White House intern half his age were all part of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy,” the dramatic (but untrue) tales of racing through sniper fire when she landed in Bosnia and even the circumstances of the land deals that made the Clintons wealthy way back in Arkansas will all be resurrected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 13 11:53

Jewish monopoly on victim-hood will not tolerate challenges

So why did Trudeau’s words cause so much concern? The headline for a covering story in Germany’s “The Algemeiner” the following day says it all: “Social media lights up with outrage over Canadian PM’s Holocaust Remembrance Statement with no mention of Jews, antisemitism” (3).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feb 13 11:41

End NATO Now

The continuation of NATO, after its counterpart the Warsaw Pact ended in 1991, is an insanity that’s driving the world inexorably toward World War III.

The trigger for that war is now being set by NATO member Turkey, which wants to invade neighboring Syria, and which has the support of the Gulf Cooperation Council (including the world’s biggest buyer of U.S. weapons, Saudi Arabia) who are massing troops and weapons on Syria’s northern border, in preparation for an invasion southward into Syria.



Feb 13 11:40

How Business Really Works: Obama's Outrageous Oil Tax Would Cost Me Personally Over $12,500 Per Year

Obama has proposed a $10 dollar per barrel tax on oil. It's been widely reported that such a tax would raise the cost of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon. Let me explain what Obama's most recent barbaric outrageous proposal, if enacted, would cost to the average business owner in America, such as myself. I'm in the transportation industry. To fill up both tanks on a big rig takes approximately 139 gallons of diesel fuel. 139 gallons times a .25 cents per gallon increase, would amount to an additional $34.95 per fill-up, which is at least once a day, sometimes more. $34.95 times 30 days is $1,042.25 per month! Times twelve months is $12,510 per year! Excuse my French, but F this bastard! Obamacare is bad enough!

Feb 13 11:33

ALTERNATIVE SATURDAY CARTOONS: FEBRUARY 13, 2016

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

Feb 13 11:33

ABC News has sunk to an all-time low.

Feb 13 11:10

'Adobe Creative Cloud update ate my backup!'

How about this for bizarre bug of the week: the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud deletes the first hidden directory in root directories on Macs.

That's bad news for users of BackBlaze: the backup software stores a .bzvol folder in the top level of every drive it backs up, and uses these folders to store information about the drives. Adobe's Creative Cloud app wipes away these directories, leaving BackBlaze's users faced with "your drive is no longer backed up" errors.

"We've encountered an issue on the Mac where Adobe Creative Cloud appears to be removing the contents of the first hidden folder at the root of the drive, in alphabetic order. By happenstance, the first hidden folder on most Backblaze customers' internal drive is the .bzvol folder," writes a BackBlaze staffer after a flood of inquiries from customers.

Feb 13 11:01

Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey ahead of intervention against Isis in Syria

Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey's Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria.

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the Yeni ?afak newspaper on Saturday, days before a temporary ceasefire is due to come into force.

“Saudi Arabia declared its determination against Daesh (the Arabic term for Isis) by saying that they were ready to send both jets and troops,” he said.

“At every coalition meeting we have always emphasised the need for an extensive result-oriented strategy in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group.

“If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation from the land.”

He confirmed that planes and military personnel were being sent to Incirlik, in Adana near the Syrian border, but said numbers had not been confirmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This potential ground invasion of Syria has nothing to do with the removal of jihadists, and everything to do with regime change in Syria.

So, what is their game plan when Russia fights back?!?

Will Turkey invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter, and inform the rest of NATO that it is now at war with Russia?!?

My best guess on this would be, yes.

But the problem here is that neither the military of the US nor the military of NATO has the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 13 10:48

Iran F-14 fighter jets to be equipped with Nasr missiles: Cmdr.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to equip the country’s F-14 Tomcat fighter jets with the domestically manufactured Nasr (Victory) cruise missiles.

Feb 13 10:34

RFK assassination

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will add a postscript. When I still lived in Los Angeles, my lawyer's receptionist was married to one of the LAPD officers who had been at the assassination when it happened. According to her husband, the LAPD recovered 15 bullets from the scene. Sirhan's gun only held 8 rounds.

Feb 13 10:31

State CPS Agents Seize Family's Kids With No Due Process, Outraged Armed Father Seizes Children Back From Foster Parents

The facetious headline above is made up, yet not to say unwarranted in our current society. This is to make a point. Just a few more thoughts on the whole Oregon fiasco. This isn't to demonize LaVoy Finicum or to say he deserved to die for his acts- I think the whole ordeal could have been handled much better and non violently, on both sides. I am going to 'dare' offer a critical analysis of someone who's been martyred and lionized by the 'patriot' community. Finicum admitted in the past that he made his living NOT as a rancher, but as a "foster parent" to dozens of kids over the years. Did he ever mind or oppose the "tyranny" of the state stealing people's kids? Which is at the very least equally egregious, one could even argue infinitely worse than stealing their lands?

Feb 13 10:25

THE AUSCHWITZ BABY BOOM

The most effective ammunition one can use to blow-up the official Fairy Tale of the Holocaust TM consists of the many inadvertent admissions that the enemies of truth let slip out from time to time. Indeed, one can wreck the entire Holohoax tale just by using such admissions, and nothing else.

Some examples -- the Holohoaxers themselves admit that:
Forensic tests on the "gas chambers" do not reveal any trace of "gas" or "poison".
Millions of corpses or remains were never discovered.
There is no German documentation of any mass killings.
Tales of Jews being made into bars of soap and lamp shades were invented.
Zyklon B was a pesticide developed to kill typhus-lice, not people.
The Holocaust story relies heavily upon Soviet reports.
Soccer games and other forms of entertainment took place in the camps.
The International Red Cross had access to all camps and never mentioned any mass killings.

Feb 13 10:16

Bundle up Northeast: Record lows expected this weekend

An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.

More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.

Feb 13 10:15

David Rockefeller Says Conspiracy About ‘One World Order’ Is True

The name Rockefeller has been associated with wealth, power, politics, finance, diplomacy, philanthropy, marijuana prohibition, aliens, UFO’s and conspiracy theories.

One such conspiracy theory is the creation of a ‘one world order’, according to which a group of ‘Elites’, including David, are milking the system for their own benefits and the benefit of their friends and fellow conspirators against the interest of the United States.

They have been accused of setting up institutions such as the ‘Trilateral Commission’ and the ‘Bilderberg Group’ among others to advance their interests nationally and globally.

Feb 13 10:14

Russia sends new cruise missile ship Zeleny Dol to Syria: Report

The Russian Navy has dispatched a new warship equipped with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, with reports saying that it is bound for Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry’s head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said on Saturday that the Zeleny Dol Buyan-M class corvette, armed with Kalibr anti-ship missiles, departed for the Mediterranean to join the country’s permanent naval task force there, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.

“Today, the Zeleny Dol missile corvette and the Kovrovets minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet left [the Crimean port of] Sevastopol to begin carrying out tasks as part of Russia’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean,” Vyacheslav Trukhachev said.

The Russian official added that the patrol ship will conduct tasks in the Mediterranean for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has warned both Turkey and Saudi Arabia that any ground incursion against Syria will result in military action against them.

As I type this, Turkey is shelling a Syrian airbase, held by Kurdish fighters.

Turkey has decided to take one hell of a gamble that Russia will not respond; in evaluating the statements made by both Medvedev and Putin, warning Turkey and Saudi Arabia not to do this, I think the Turkish government will discover, and soon, that they were dead wrong in this assessment.

This new class of Russian corvettes can - and do - hit their targets with amazing accuracy from a very long distance away from their targets.

Feb 13 10:14

Greg Mannarino: Negative Interest Rates Coming to the US

Feb 13 10:12

Jim Willie: When Deutsche Bank Fails, Barclays, Citigroup, and More Will Fall Like Dominos

Feb 13 10:12

Lets say you stupidly donate $3,000 to HillaryWill she listen to u or Goldman Sachs that gave $625,000?

Feb 13 10:10

Russia: American Corn And Soybeans Unfit For Human Consumption

On February 15 this year Russian President Vladimir Putin will keep good on his promise to ban all American corn and soybeans from being imported into Russia.

Russia’s safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has officially announced on Wednesday that American producers have failed to meet Russian biological standards, and that their corn and soybeans are “unfit for human consumption”.

Feb 13 10:00

US sends extra Patriot missiles to S Korea amid rising tensions with North

The US military has deployed additional Patriot missile systems in South Korea, citing Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch.
The Seoul HQ of the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Saturday that the deployment of additional assets is part of an emergency readiness exercise being carried out in cooperation with the South Korean military.

"North Korea’s continued development of ballistic missiles against the expressed will of the international community requires the Alliance to maintain effective and ready ballistic missile defenses. Exercises like this ensure we are always ready to defend against an attack from North Korea," said Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal, Commanding General of Eighth Army, the commanding formation of the USFK.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This deployment, coupled with the potential deployment of the THAAD system, is yet one more glaring demonstration (as if the American people need more demonstrations) of the reality that just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government can do, is absolutely no guarantee that the US government won't do it.

And I have a short memo, and question, to the White House, Congress, the Pentagon, and the State Department: why is it that the only time you tend to pay attention to North Korea is when they test another, bigger, more sophisticated bomb?!?

Has it not occurred to you that this is the only way Kim Jung-un believes he can get your attention?!?

Instead of sanctioning and hurriedly deploying more weapons to South Korea, will someone, please pick up the damned phone, and call China's President, Xi Ping, and start the dialogue leading to a 4 way conference between North Korea, China, South Korea, and the US to replace the Armistice (which is just a cessation of fighting) with a genuine peace treaty?!?

Because when this happens, and with one of the iron-clad articles in the treaty stating that North Korea never develops weapons again, these countries would do a great job of ratcheting down the tensions in the region, noticeably.

Of course, what I am suggesting is...logical, which it may never have occurred to the American government, at least not so far.

Feb 13 09:44

Another Day, Another Billion for Color Revolutions Near Russia's Borders

Last week, the Obama administration proposed its final, 2017 fiscal year budget proposal to Congress. Among the proposed outlays is a State Department request for nearly a billion dollars to counter "Russian aggression" and "promote democracy" in the former Soviet Union. In other words, Washington thinks the region needs more color revolutions.

On Tuesday, the State Department and USAID held a special joint briefing, laying out a $50.1 billion spending request for 2017, including $953 million in "critical support for Ukraine and surrounding countries in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia to counter Russian aggression through foreign assistance and public diplomacy."

Analyzing the State Department's proposed new spending spree, Svobodnaya Pressa columnist Andrei Ivanov says that the outlays raise as many questions as they answer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Russian Aggression" ?!?!?

Please, will someone tell me just what the hell that is supposed to mean, when it is the US, NATO, and the IMF which destabilized and regime changed Ukraine, threw out the legitimately elected government, and created a situation where Crimea, understanding that they had no legitimate government in Kiev, had a referendum to join the Russian Federation?!?

The US and NATO have been the aggressors here, not the other way around.

And for the US government to be spending this obscene amount of money on creating more regime change, when they cannot even manage to get the lead out of the water here in the US which is poisoning our kids, where the hell are their priorities?!?

Those priorities are not at all about the safety, security, and economic survival of the American people; they are about lining their own pockets with more money from the military-industrial complex.

And they will create, and tell any lies which enable them to do just that.

It is just that simple, folks.

Feb 13 09:32

Turkish Forces Begin Shelling of Airbase Held by Kurds in Syria's Aleppo

Turkish forces have started shelling an airbase and a village, recently captured by Kurds, in Syria's northern Aleppo region, Al Mayadeen television reported Saturday.
"Turkish forces started shelling People's Protection Units [YPG] positions on the territory of the Minnigh airbase," an YPG spokesperson told the channel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder on what the Vegas odds are regarding just how long Russia allows this to continue, without fighting back against Turkish forces; this is a clear escalation, and a complete violation of Syrian sovereign territory.

And unfortunately, as for that ceasefire announced only days ago; in the immortal words of the television character Tony Soprano, "fuhgettaboutit!!"

Feb 13 09:27

Flint water: CDC offered help in determining root of deadly Legionnaires' outbreak, Michigan health officials declined stating they "felt they had the skills and resources needed to perform the investigation themselves"

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it offered to help the state root out the cause of a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak here, but was turned down by Michigan health officials, who "felt that they had the skills and resources needed to perform the investigation themselves."

Feb 13 09:26

How Trump Should Smash Cruz

Ted Cruz is running a vicious attack ad against Donald Trump. But Trump can fire back at Cruz though from the tax angle. Cruz has proposed a value added tax. The VAT is total evil. Trump should run an ad something along these lines: Voiceover: Ted Cruz wants to place a new tax on the nation. A value added tax, But he is too dishonest to call it by its real name. Don't be fooled. It would require taxes be paid at every stage of production and it would require a tax army to enforce. This should be accompanied with video of military dressed soldiers with "VAT Tax enforcer" nazi-type patches carrying machines guns visiting a bakery, a nursery school and a factory forcing the owners to fork over cash.

Feb 13 09:24

Paul Craig Roberts: Are Americans Too Insouciant To Survive?

The United States government, or perhaps we should say the exploiter and deceiver of the American people, has announced a three-fold increase in its military presence on Russia’s borders. The excuse for this great boost in the profits and power of the US military-security complex is “Russian aggression.”

But there is no sign of this aggression. So Washington and its servile presstitutes in the Western media make it up. They proclaim a lie.

“Russia invaded Ukraine” proclaims the propaganda. No mention is made of Washington’s coup in Ukraine that overthrew a democratically elected government and began a war against the Russian populations of eastern and southern Ukraine, former provinces of Russia added to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic by Soviet leaders. In the presstitute media, no mention is made of Washington’s intention of seizing Russia’s only warm water port in Crimea on the Black Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember: the captains of industry and the politicians have their bunkers; they care not one whit about your, your family, or your loved ones surviving, should a war of this magnitude break out.

They have all had their consciences surgically removed.

The job of the corporate presstitutes is to cover the filth of lies with the most amazing, exquisite silk garment of propaganda, to push the favored narrative to attempt to make you believe what they are saying.

Please don't, because you cannot believe anything these people say.

Feb 13 09:20

Elizabeth Warren asks CDC to consider legal marijuana as alternative painkiller

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to consider the role legal marijuana could play in the prescription opioid epidemic.

Feb 13 09:09

We Are In A New Cold War": Russia PM Delivers Stark Warning To NATO

On Saturday, Medvedev was back at it with the hyperbole (or at least we hope it’s hyperbole) in Munich where more than 60 foreign and defense ministers are gathered for the 52nd Munich Security Conference. In his speech, the PM challenged NATO’s military maneuvers in the Baltics as well as the alliance’s general approach towards relations with The Kremlin.

“The political line of NATO toward Russia remains unfriendly and closed,” he said in a speech to the conference. “It can be said more sharply: We have slid into a time of a new cold war.”

“NATO on Wednesday approved new reinforcements for eastern Europe, including stepped-up troop rotations on its eastern flanks and more naval patrols in the Baltic Sea,” Bloomberg notes. “In response, the Kremlin dismissed the alliance’s argument that the move was merely defensive.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF in fact we are on the threshold of a "new cold war" (threatening to devolve in to a "hot" war over Syria), it is because the policies of NATO and the US government have put us there.

And NATO'S Sec-Gen Stoltenberg's assessment of Russian foreign policy has caused our very expensive bovine excrement assessment meter to shudder, and re-kit.

It is obvious to all thinking people that the US wants a major war to start ahead of the entire US economy taking a grand dump, which it appears to be about to do.

Then, politicians and heads of financial firms can blame the awful economy on the war, and not on horrific fiscal mismanagement, all to keep the money junkies happy for just a while longer.

Feb 13 09:05

America’s Love Affair With Nuclear and Radioactive Weapons

By Ulson Gunnar

The United States would have the world believe that it is in mortal danger should nations like Iran or North Korea obtain operationally effective nuclear weapons. We are told that there is a grave risk of these weapons being used against another nation and that the US (with the support of the “international community”) must confront these government, and if possible undermine and overthrow them. Why?

Since a nation has already used nuclear weapons against another state, ironically enough that nation being the United States itself, we already know the devastating effects of nuclear weapons...

Feb 13 08:36

The World's Top Performing Hedge Fund Just Went Record Short, Explains Why

"I spend most of my time, while looking at current prices, thinking about and trying to live six months to one year in the future.... What I can see now is that US growth is slowing, and that the market is likely to price in reduced monetary tightening." ... but... " The future for me is now more uncertain than at any time I can remember"

Feb 13 08:32

Russian PM Medvedev says new cold war is on

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said strains between Russia and the West have pushed the world "into a new cold war".

"On an almost daily basis, we are being described the worst threat - be it to Nato as a whole, or to Europe, America or other countries," Mr Medvedev said.

He cited Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg's speeches and films depicting Russia starting a nuclear war.

"Sometimes I wonder if this is 2016 or 1962," Mr Medvedev said.

Feb 13 08:26

Serbia passes Holocaust restitution law

The World Jewish Restitution Organization said Friday Serbia is one of the first countries in Eastern Europe to pass such a bill, which means the property will be returned to the local Jewish community.
Note: It appears the European Jews living humbly in ghettos owned all the gold, silver, precious paintings and everything of value. When will the world say ENOUGH!

Feb 13 08:25

Brooklyn teen tries to steal Air Jordans, loses arm in Craigslist robbery gone wrong

A robbery victim, who decided to take the law into his own hands by mowing down an armed thief, is now in handcuffs himself, police said.

Police arrested Philip Pierre of Brooklyn, at the 69th Precinct and was charged with attempted murder Friday. Zachary Sam, also from Brooklyn, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Both were apprehended Friday.

Feb 13 08:23

Intel Chief Confirms Our Worst Nightmares: Home Smart Devices Are Ideal for Spying on You

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Internet of Things (IoT) — so-called “smart” devices, vehicles, and appliances which employ various computer technologies — may be used to spy and keep tabs on people in the future.
“In the future, intelligence services might use the IoT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” Clapper’s prepared testimony claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Clapper, I have a modest proposal to defeat any possible terrorism headed toward the US from any alleged enemy country; the US needs to stop mucking about in other countries to expropriate resources to which it has no legitimate moral claim!!

No, you don't need to thank me; I'm just a gal who believes that World War III is a very bad idea.

Feb 13 08:22

Here Comes Another Superdelegate Crisis

Now set all of the primary process aside and focus on another source from which the candidates can add to their delegate totals: the superdelegates. Democratic Party superdelegates are basically elected officials, Democratic National Committee members and a posse of party swells that are now considered distinguished Democratic Party pooh-bahs, and they all get a vote in this process.

There are, right now, 712 of them. Many are, as of this moment, tentatively committed to a candidate. The Associated Press' reporting calculates that Clinton currently has 361 superdelegates committed to her as of Jan. 30, and Sanders has ... eight. So, Clinton has a massive advantage here.

But this advantage comes with problems. Many superdelegates prefer to fly under the radar, properly recognizing that it would be a really bad look if a bunch of affluent party elites became the means by which a primary was decided.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Simple message; If We The People don't choose the government, We The People don't obey, don't pay the bills, don't sacrifice our children in wars of conquest!

Feb 13 08:19

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS

Feb 13 08:18

FEEL THE BERN: WATCH SANDERS CALL HILLARY OUT ON HER MENTOR, WAR CRIMINAL HENRY KISSINGER

If anything watch-worthy came out of the Democratic debate, it was this moment where Sanders called out Hillary for her ties to Henry Kissinger.
“I find it rather amazing, as I happen to believe that Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive Secretaries of State in the modern history of this country,” Sanders went off. “I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”

The topic even drew a gasp of “Oh God” from one of the debate moderators (which she tried to cover by fake coughing), probably because she couldn’t believe he would bring that up in front of everybody on live TV.
Good.
Say what you want about his politics, but at least someone with a podium and mic is calling Hillary out of her crimes in this election. You can tell she’s pissed about it, too.
Again, good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Clinton steals the election (and she has had the opportunity to learn at the feet of masters on this), and as a protegee of the war criminal Henry Kissinger, expect more wars, more income inequality, more dictatorship, more surveillance, more job offshoring/outsourcing and more eviscerating of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Feb 13 08:13

FOIA REQUEST: U.S. BASE RELEASED 21,000 LITERS OF CHEMICAL AGENTS INTO OKINAWA DRINKING WATER SUPPLY

It seems Okinawan residents had good reason to sue the Japanese government and spend over 500 days protesting the relocation of a U.S. base on their land. They had long suspected that U.S. bases were polluting their waterways, and documents released by Freedom of Information Act request appear to prove them right. A recent drinking water contamination in Okinawa may have been caused by a series of accidents at Kadena Air Base, which led to the release of a minimum 21,000 liters of fire extinguishing agents over the period of 15 years. Some of these agents are toxic.

Feb 13 08:11

‘Over 1 Mln Jobs Lost’: Germany Feels Pinch of Anti-Russian Sanctions

The EU’s anti-Russian sanctions have already cost Germany over a million jobs, the head of the German party UNITY (EINHEIT) Dimitri Rempel said on Monday.

Feb 13 08:10

The Syrian Sea of Hostility

The Syrian charade now proceeds under a vague “cessation of hostilities” – which is not a ceasefire – to be implemented within a week. Further on down the road, as this is the real world, “hostilities” will inevitably resume.

Feb 13 08:10

Saudis Say Assad Must Go, Deploy Jets to Turkey: Joint Turkish-Saudi Assault on Syria Now Imminent

Peace is off the table in Syria. The US is escalating the conflict via its client states

Feb 13 08:09

Cold War Scare: US Propaganda Budget Reaches All-Time High

Western governments routinely sound the alarm over Russian "propaganda." But President Obama’s new budget calls for a drastic increase in spending to America’s own foreign media arm, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which already spends millions more than its Russian counterpart.

Feb 13 08:09

‘Too cold, bad food, tired of waiting’: 1000s of Iraqi refugees cancel plans for Finnish asylum

The Nordic state of Finland was one of the favored destinations for asylum seekers fleeing war-torn Iraq for Europe last year. However, many are now using their own money to get on a plane back to Baghdad.

Feb 13 08:09

Court awards damages to worker humiliated by Israeli Prime Minister's wife

A court in Jerusalem has found that the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu humiliated and degraded a government caretaker in her home and has awarded the worker 80,000 shekels, or about $20,500, for emotional distress.

"Much evidence was brought before the court that pointed to the fact that there were harmful conditions of work because of the behavior of Mrs. Netanyahu and her relations to the workers," the judgment said. "These included exaggerated demands, degradation, humiliation and expression of outrage. The workers were also called upon to work many, extraordinary hours. Because of that the turnover of workers in the (house of the) PM was very high and there was always a chronic shortage of manpower. The need for specialized services does not justify harmful employment."

Naomi Landau, a lawyer for Naftali, called the decision historic.

Feb 13 08:08

800 GREEK FARMERS STORM AGRICULTURE MINISTRY IN ATHENS, POLICE DEPLOY TEAR GAS

Police in Athens have used tear gas to disperse a rally of farmers protesting against pension austerity measures as they were pelting the Agriculture Ministry with stones. A larger protest demonstration is due to start later Friday, according to "Russia Today" news network.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Pension Austerity", meaning "Thanks for all the money you paid in, but we have to give the payout to the bankers!"

Feb 13 08:04

Israel’s “excessive force” kills two more children

Two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank this past week as a United Nations human rights investigator called on Israel to investigate its excessive use of force against Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes, we use excessive force against the Palestinians!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Feb 13 08:02

Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Representatives Robert Dold (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-CA) introduced the “Combating BDS Act of 2016” (S.2531 and H.R.4514), bills which seek to authorize state and local governments to divest assets from and prohibit investment in any entity that “engages in a commerce or investment-related boycott, divestment or sanctions activity targeting Israel.”

Illinois signed into law a bill last year requiring the state to divest from foreign companies that support boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but I am fed up with looking around at the hunger, homelessness, joblessness, and decayed infrastructure of our nation while seeing government constantly whining about how they must take care of Israel.

I think it is time to take all the friends of Israel in government, put them on a cargo ship, and send them to this land they clearly love so much more than their own!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot, does not, and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Feb 13 08:00

Turkey’s Erdogan warns patience will run out on Syria

Turkey’s patience may run out over the crisis in Syria and it could be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, calling on the United Nations to do more to prevent what he said was “ethnic cleansing” in the country.

Erdogan accused the United Nations of insincerity in calling on Turkey to do more to help Syrian refugees instead of taking action to prevent the bloodshed in its southern neighbour. Russian war planes have been bombing around the Syrian city of Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city, sending tens of thousands of people fleeing to the Turkish border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy is a good one to talk about alleged "ethnic cleansing", when his government continues its serial genocide against Turkey's ethnic Kurds!!

Feb 13 08:00

Dutch students intensify campaign for academic boycott of Israel

Students for Justice in Palestine at VU University in Amsterdam stepped up their campaign for an academic boycott of Israel last week.

Feb 13 07:58

What US Congress Researchers Reveal About Washington’s Designs on Syria

Documents prepared by US Congress researchers as early as 2005 revealed that the US government was actively weighing regime change in Syria long before the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, challenging the view that US support for the Syrian rebels is based on allegiance to a “democratic uprising” and showing that it is simply an extension of a long-standing policy of seeking to topple the government in Damascus. Indeed, the researchers made clear that the US government’s motivation to overthrow the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is unrelated to democracy promotion in the Middle East.

Feb 13 07:56

SAMSUNG WARNS CUSTOMERS TO THINK TWICE ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY NEAR SMART TVS

In a troubling new development in the domestic consumer surveillance debate, an investigation into Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company even warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device. This is in stark contrast to previous claims by tech manufacturers, like Playstation, who vehemently deny their devices record personal information, despite evidence to the contrary, including news that hackers can gain access to unencrypted streams of credit card information.

Feb 13 07:55

US SEEKS MASSIVE EXPANSION TO PROPAGANDA BUDGET

Last year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the US federal agency responsible for Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, among others, requested a substantial budget increase. Seeking an boost of $30 million, the BBG’s budget soared to $751.5 million. That was, evidently, not enough money. President Obama’s newly proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 proposes another massive increase in spending for the BBG. If granted, the agency will receive nearly $778 million, a roughly $27 million increase.

Feb 13 07:55

US calls Assad 'deluded' to think he'll win Syrian war

Syria's Bashar al-Assad is "deluded" if he thinks his forces will retake all of the country from rebel fighters, the US said, after the president claimed in an interview that victory was just a matter of time.

Feb 13 07:54

Syrian Rebels: Ceasefire Deal Won’t Work

After yesterday’s ceasefire agreement on Syria, a lot of media outlets are expressing surprise that fighting is continuing today, and pointing to continued Russian airstrikes. The deal, however, does not take effect for another week.

The negativity toward the deal, and the effort to single out Russia actually are reflecting closely what the US-backed rebel factions are saying, as they insist the deal will “never work” and complain about the terms of the pact.

Rebels expressed particular annoyance that Russia is allowed to continue its air campaign at all, even with the deal limiting them to airstrikes against ISIS and al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front. It would’ve been unthinkable, however, for the ceasefire deal to oblige an end to attacks on ISIS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears to me that the deal is engineered to fail.

I would suggest that we will, most probably, be seeing both Saudi and Turkish groups on the ground in Syria in the very near future; at that point, Russia will have to do what it has promised, and take those troops out with extreme prejudice.

Feb 13 07:53

Extreme cold warning in effect for Montreal area

Mother Nature has chosen mid-February as a good time to kick off winter, and Environment Canada is responding with an extreme-cold warning.

Feb 13 07:53

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Feb 13 07:51

Despite Global Economy Plummeting into Despair, Mega Banks Boast All-Time Record Profits

By Justin Gardner

After seven years of benefiting from the greatest transfer of wealth in history, the U.S. banking industry topped it off with record profits in 2015. The Great Fleecing may have reached its height just as the scheme known as Quantitative Easing ran out of gas...

Feb 13 07:49

It’s True – The US Already Has Boots on the Ground

The funny thing about the US is how much denial goes along with their foreign policy. After all, when America causes hundreds of thousands of deaths as in the Iraq war, it is a slightly embarrassing error at worst. It’s so awkward that former Gov. Jeb Bush can be coaxed into saying he would not have started the war his brother made. But embarrassing is not the same as war crime, or mass slaughter. Unpopular is not the same as learning a lesson, punishing the guilty, or even de-incentivizing them from making the exact same error again.

Feb 13 07:47

12-minute video: 5 stages of human awakening: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance; and why your leadership matters for the revolution just ahead

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tips: Zen Gardner and Matrix World Disclosure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=738&v=EuVStS1HcSU

Those of us relatively awake have gone through some form of the five stages of grieving, and observe fellow humans mostly stuck in its first stage: denial.

As .01% Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes centering in war, money, and lies become more outrageous, more of us will choose integrity and courage to voice the obvious. The exposure and end of .01% criminal oligarchy will then end in a relative moment; at that point our relative leadership on this journey will be essential for transition.

Our leadership isn’t much, we know, and our relative acceptance of the facts puts us in position for constructive vision to build a brighter future.

We have researched solutions, and are ready to work in good-faith effort with honest data.

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Feb 13 07:42

DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists

The Democratic National Committee has rolled back restrictions introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees.

The decision was viewed with disappointment Friday morning by good government activists who saw it as a step backward in the effort to limit special interest influence in Washington. Some suggested it could provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts.

“It is a major step in the wrong direction,” said longtime reform advocate Fred Wertheimer. “And it is completely out of touch with the clear public rejection of the role of political money in Washington,” expressed during the 2016 campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Debbie Wassermann-Schultz's DNC is doing this right now, the Clinton campaign is running scared.

Feb 13 07:36

Hillary Clinton Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record

Bernie Sanders is far too easy on Hillary Clinton in their debates. Clinton flaunts her record and experience in ways that Sanders could use to expose her serious vulnerabilities and disqualifications for becoming president. Sanders responds to Clinton's points, but without the precision that could demolish her arrogance.

For example, she repeatedly says that Sanders has not levelled with people about the cost of full Medicare for all, or single-payer. Really? In other countries, single-payer is far simpler and more efficient than our present profiteering, wasteful, corporatized healthcare industry. Canada covers all of its citizens, with free choice of doctors and hospitals, for about $4,500 per capita, compared to the over $9,000 per capita cost in the U.S. system that still leaves tens of millions of people uninsured or under insured.

Detailed studies in the New England Journal of Medicine show big savings from a single-payer system in our country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you want more wars, more income inequality, more job offshoring/outsourcing, more corporately purchased legislation, more poverty, and more of a sense of complete irrelevance as a voter, by all means, please support Hillary Clinton!!

Feb 13 07:33

FLASHBACK - US ATF Secretly Arming Mexican Drug Cartels

Feb 13 07:25

NEW YORK TIMES THREATENS TO SUE PUBLISHER OF AN ART BOOK CRITICAL OF THE PAPER'S WAR COVERAGE

The critically acclaimed War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict examines the ways in which the newspaper happily propagated the Bush Administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that resulted in a senseless war that hurt millions of people and immensely enriched Halliburton, Blackwater, the Carlyle Group and other companies with close ties to the Bush and the Cheney families.
As Ben Collins of the Daily Beast writes, "The book makes an artful, journalistic point: Photography on the front page of the paper of record depicted the conflict in rosy, gorgeous, cinematic ways, like the first scene in Apocalypse Now." And the book's author, David Shields bought the rights to use all the photos in the book. Why then, is the The New York Times suing the publisher for $19,000? Because the inside back cover of the book is decorated with 64 thumbnail photos from the front pages of the NYT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what whorespondents do; clothe the filth of lies in the most exquisite silk of fantasy in order to perpetuate a desired narrative.

Feb 13 07:15

Report: China’s Currency Will Diminish Dollar’s Role in International Trade

The Chinese government has taken steps to promote the international use of its currency, the renminbi, which will diminish the dollar’s role in international trade, according to a report from the Brookings Institution.

The steps China has taken to internationalize the renminbi have been gaining traction and the currency now represents the fifth-most important payment currency in the world.

“The Chinese renminbi, barely visible in international trade of financial flows just three years ago, appears to be blossoming,” says William Wilson, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation. “China is now the world’s largest trading nation, and more corporations, particularly in Asia, are beginning to invoice their business in [renminbi].”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the reason we see the US government behaving badly toward China and North Korea; those in the bowels of power in Foggy Bottom see a war with China as the only way to halt the renminbi's ascent.

Feb 13 05:35

The Pentagon’s vile ‘divided loyalty’ rules for Jews

Ever since Pollard pleaded guilty 30 years ago to spying on behalf of Israel, the military has been skeptical of American Jews with any connection to Israel. What disqualifies them is not anything they have done, but the ghost of Pollard.
Note: 911 anyone 5 dancing Israelis. Yep spies.

Feb 13 05:32

Jeb Bush On His Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush On His Foreign Policy Chops: Florida National Guard Ran Abu Ghraib Prison
“I was commander-in-chief of the National Guard. I visited Iraq and Afghanistan. The National Guard in Florida took the responsibility of running Abu Ghraib prison. I walked that prison. I saw the heroic effort of the citizen soldiers taking care of their job with great distinction. I supported our Guard in every possible way.”

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cited his experience as head of the Florida National Guard in a radio interview Friday to counter claims from Marco Rubio that he lacked foreign policy credentials. The former Florida governor singled out the Florida Guard that ran the scandal-plagued Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as proof of his foreign policy chops.

Feb 13 05:28

Israel has five modified Dolphin submarines

The Dolphin 2-class are the largest submarines to have been built in Germany since World War II. The Dolphin class boats are the most expensive single vehicles in the Israel Defense Forces. The Dolphin-class replaced the aging Gal-class submarines, which had served in the Israeli navy since the late 1970s. Each Dolphin-class submarine is capable of carrying a combined total of up to 16 torpedoes and SLCMs.
The cruise missiles have a range of at least 1,500 km (930 mi) and are widely believed to be equipped with a 200-kilogram (440 lb) nuclear warhead containing up to 6 kilograms (13 lb) of plutonium.
Note: Scared yet....you should be!

Feb 13 05:19

BANK OF AMERICA CEO GETS A POTENTIAL PAY INCREASE OF 23%

Bank of America awarded chief executive Brian T. Moynihan $16 million for his work last year, increasing his potential compensation by 23 percent.

(*something to consider when the banks start helping themselves to your savings .)

Feb 13 05:15

Consternation at Austrian case of Nazi camp survivors called 'a plague'

Concentration camp survivors voiced indignation on Wednesday at an Austrian prosecutor's statement that it was justifiable for a far-right magazine to call people who were liberated from the Nazi camp at Mauthausen a criminal "plague".
Note: No,no that can't be we are poor victims always.

Feb 13 05:13

Top 10 Henry Kissinger quotes

Feb 13 05:11

Israel's International Conspiracy

It is a global phenomenon. Wherever one goes - Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States - there is a well-organized and funded lobby ready, willing and able to go to war to protect Israel ... The Israeli Foreign Ministry has a corps of paid "volunteers" who monitor websites worldwide and take remedial action, and there is a similar group working out of the Prime Minister's office. That is why any negative story appearing in the U.S. about Israel is immediately inundated with pro-Israel comments, many of which make exactly the same coordinated points while exhibiting the same somewhat less than perfect English ... The sayanim, local Jews in their countries of residence, are essential to this process, having been alerted by emails from the Israeli Foreign Ministry about what to do and say.

Feb 13 05:09

Historian: 2016’s is ‘most Jewish’ race

“Think about it,” said Dr. Tevi Troy. “Both leading candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have machatunim,” Jewish in-laws of their daughters. (Chelsea Clinton is married to the Jewish Marc Mezvinsky, and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, married the Orthodox Jared Kushner, originally of Livingston, after converting.)

Feb 13 05:06

THE AUSCHWITZ BABY BOOM

The mushy story goes on about a Polish woman named Barbara Puc, who was born at Auschwitz in November, 1944 -- just two months before the camp was liberated by the Soviets. She tells of how "lucky" she was and gives credit to God and blah, blah, blah. The usual crap, but discovering the payoff line was definitely worth the time it took your truth-sniffing reporter here to read the whole piece. Again -- from the Forward article: "thousands of babies were born in Auschwitz" -- Boom! Learn it, repeat it, and often.
Note: At sometime these liars will have to be called to account.

Feb 13 04:58

‘F*ck you!’: Indiana workers react with outrage after being told their jobs are moving to Mexico

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“The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” the man can be heard explaining.

The crowd reacts with shouts of outrage, including one man who can be heard yelling, “F*ck you.”

Feb 13 04:50

Answers sought in manhole cover fatality on Expressway

Boston MA: A manhole cover at the edge of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel came loose and flew into the air during the Friday morning commute, smashing through a car’s front windshield and killing the driver, an art teacher who was headed to her job at a Milton elementary school.
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The stunning fatality raised unsettling questions about motorists’ safety and prompted the state to immediately inspect 500 covers for manholes, drainage systems, and electrical panels on area highways. The accident occurred on a stretch of highway traveled by some 100,000 drivers a day.

(*RELATED: The Big Dig http://dailyreckoning.com/the-big-dig/ )

Feb 13 04:42

Massachusetts Weather Forecast: Near-Record Cold Could Freeze Valentine's Plans

BOSTON, MA - Scrap the flowers, chocolates, movie tickets, and restaurant reservations. Get your Valentine a North Face jacket and call it a day.

Arctic air is heading toward Massachusetts, dropping temperatures to near-record lows and turning the Hub into an icebox for Valentine’s Day weekend.

(* http://www.ebay.com/itm/WOMENS-SIZE-LARGE-THE-NORTH-FACE-BLACK-FLEECE-... )

Feb 13 04:13

The Independent goes totally digital

February 12, 2016

Feb 12 23:06

Venezuela Is Out of Food: Here's What an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like

Venezuela is out of food.

After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a "nutritional emergency." This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country's slow, painful economic collapse.

Many people expect an economic collapse to be shocking, instant, and dramatic, but really, it's far more gradual than that. It looks like empty shelves, long lines, desperate government officials trying to cover their tushes, and hungry people.

Feb 12 22:01

Many parents still don’t have their children vaccinated or exempted as Exclusion Day approaches

In a statement, Valerie Perrott, the school’s enrollment coordinator, said that school officials “concur that the decision to immunize is a personal one, and that it should be made by parents and their physicians.”

Feb 12 21:25

Very Interesting!

This is the guy who followed the money trail and "definitely" pinned 911 on Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Same guy running the Bundy arrests.

Seems to be a lot of Mormons with connections connected to this Malheur Mess!

Director James B. Comey has selected Gregory T. Bretzing to serve as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Portland Division. Mr. Bretzing most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In September 2000, Mr. Bretzing was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Money Laundering Unit at FBI Headquarters. Following the September 11 attacks, he was instrumental in tracing funds used by the hijackers to carry out the attack.

He attended Brigham Young University and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/01/new_top_oregon_fb...

Here is his Father.

Feb 12 21:14

Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

unless you kill the parasites they'll just adapt and come back worse then ever

Feb 12 18:47

South Africa’s Secret Plan To Sterilize Blacks Through Vaccines

South Africa’s apartheid system will always be known for the tragic example of the institutionalized racism that it was as well as for all of the horrific acts of oppression, violence and dehumanization it produced. Much of what took place under the system will never be revealed as both its victims and…

Feb 12 16:24

What Guns? What Gold? Prepper Tips On “Hiding Your Guns in Plain Sight”

If/when gun confiscation comes to your door, you will need to have some of your weapons hidden or stashed away.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.

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