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Jun 03 12:34

Battling ISIS: Iran-Iraq War Redux

Obama’s unofficial strategy to fight ISIS may be that of Reagan’s for Iran and Iraq in the 1980s: a long, drawn-out war to strengthen US-Israeli hegemony in the region.

Jun 03 12:31

Another 576 trapped in east Ukraine coal mine amid shelling

Hundreds of coal miners are trapped underground in eastern Ukraine after their pit lost power in shelling by Kiev forces, a defense ministry spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said on Tuesday.

Jun 03 12:29

(Big Fat Schocker) Claim: 'Fed Policy Helps Rich Get Richer'

According to some reality-smashing journalism coming out of NBC, the Federal Reserve's policies are creating "economic distortions" that result in transfers of wealth to, you guessed it, the wealthy.

"The global economy is witnessing a massive redistribution of wealth and income with borrowers, equity shareholders and short-term investors benefiting; and savers, bondholders and longer-term investors being placed at risk," wrote Rieder, chief investment officer of BlackRock's Fundamental Fixed Income division and co-head of Americas Fixed Income.

The wealth gap in this country is already the largest it has ever been in recorded history and it just continues to widen. Gee. I wonder why.

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Jun 03 12:29

Washington Politicizes Football

Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its takeover of FIFA to renege on FIFA’s decision that Russia host the next World Cup.

Jun 03 12:09

Never Mind FIFA, How about a Crackdown on the Banksters?

The belated focus of American and British authorities on the alleged wrongdoings at FIFA can be readily seen as both ludicrous and laughable when we compare that with the absolute dearth of interest by these same authorities in applying law enforcement where it ought to be applied – on the Wall Street and City of London banksters.

Both the timing of the US-launched corruption probe – in the week of FIFA’s annual conference and leadership election – plus the way that senior American and British officials, not to mention the publicity of Western news media, have weighed-in to rebuke FIFA suggests that it is all part of a coordinated political campaign authored at the highest level of government. That, in turn, suggests that there is an ulterior political agenda behind the supposed criminal crackdown on FIFA, and that the ulterior agenda is the Western objective to undermine Russia.

Jun 03 12:07

Boston Terror Suspect Planned to Behead Police Officer, Officials Say

The man shot and killed by an F.B.I. agent and a Boston police officer Tuesday had been under surveillance by terrorism investigators because he was planning to behead a police officer, the authorities say.

The man, Usaama Rahim, 26, was approached by officers outside a CVS pharmacy in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood around 7 a.m. Officials said that after the officers identified themselves, Mr. Rahim confronted them with a large military-style knife and the two officers opened fire.

Jun 03 11:59

Whats Going On In Michigan?

Jun 03 11:56

The Next Epidemic? 1,364 Now Under Quarantine for Novel MERS Virus in South Korea

It has now been confirmed that 30 people in South Korea have contracted MERS, a deadly virus from the same family as SARS, and officials believe that number is going to grow. Two people have died, and another 1,364 people are currently being quarantined. The Korean government has closed down over 230 schools to prevent the infection from spreading.

MERS, which stands for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, is a relatively new virus discovered in Saudi Arabia in 2012. According to the CDC, people who contract MERS wind up with a severe and often deadly acute respiratory illness.

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Jun 03 10:18

Warning! Warning! EU Times and Sorcha Faal!

The EU Times is where many Sorcha Faal pieces are sanitized so people will post them.

Jun 03 09:55

Michael.Collins.Piper interview archive

Jun 03 09:22

Asking the Wrong Questions

Ask better questions and we receive more relevant answers.

What did the politicians know about that scandal? The implication is that major politicians MIGHT be innocent and/or ignorant regarding the events in that scandal. We usually receive an implausible answer to such questions.

A better question is: Does the political opposition have enough clout, information, votes, and money to indict the politician on various criminal charges? Further, does the politician have enough damaging and incriminating evidence against the opposition participants to prevent that indictment?

Jun 03 08:43

Should New York City Fund Security Guards for Yeshivas?

“Whether or not you’re talking about the issues from an anti-Semitism perspective or you’re talking about it from a terrorism angle or you’re talking about the ability of people to break into schools, vandalism — the bottom line here is, it’s safety,” Litwack said.

Jun 03 08:35

Canada pledges 'unwavering' support for Israel

Jerusalem (AFP) - Canada's foreign minister on Wednesday reaffirmed his country's ironclad support for Israel and said the realities of the Middle East left the Jewish state no choice but to defend itself.
Note: Disgraceful!!

Jun 03 08:31

RIP Michael Collins Piper

Jun 03 08:27

Pentagon may have sent live anthrax to itself – report

The Defense Department is investigating whether live anthrax was shipped to the Pentagon building, according to CNN. If true, this revelation comes one day after officials disclosed that live anthrax was shipped to three labs in Canada.

The shipment is being tested to see if it contained the live pathogen when it was shipped to the Pentagon’s own police force, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The police force laboratories are in Virginia. The biological agent was originally meant to be used to help calibrate sensors at the Pentagon that would help detect chemical or biological agents, according to two defense official who spoke to CNN.

The Pentagon did not disclose if the anthrax had ever been brought into the Pentagon building or to areas directly outside the building. The Pentagon has not announced the full scope of the problem to the American people.

Jun 03 08:00

Report: Invasive US airport screenings unsuccessful at finding concealed weapons

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at airports throughout the country failed undercover inspections a staggering 95 percent of the time, according to the findings of an internal Homeland Security Inspector General’s report summarized Monday by ABC News.

So-called “Red Teams” working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), of which the TSA is a part, posed as passengers at airport security lines and attempted to smuggle in fake weapons. They were successful 67 out of 70 times. In one instance, TSA agents failed to uncover a fake explosive strapped to an inspector’s chest, even after administering a pat-down after the “device” set off metal detectors.

Jun 03 07:57

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates now repeating the same urgent warnings for humanity first issued by the Independent Media years ago

Elon Musk warns that artificial intelligence may spiral out of control and give rise to self-replicating machines that destroy humanity. Stephen Hawking mirrors the same warning with even more dire language about the future of human civilization and its survival in the universe. Bill Gates warns that a killer flu pandemic could wipe out a substantial portion of the human race, spreading uncontrollably across the planet and causing widespread fatalities.

What do all these dire warnings have in common? They're things that I and many other people have been warning about for years.

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Jun 03 07:56

'Baby warehouses' put African infants at risk in Israel

So far this year, five babies -- all only several months old -- have died in these so-called daycare centres.

Jun 03 07:23

TSA chief ousted over failure to detect weapons

Acting administrator for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been ousted after media reports revealed that checkpoint screeners at almost all of US busiest airports failed to detect mock explosives.

Jun 03 06:48

Explosions rock Michigan neighborhood as US Army urban military training exercise begins

A ten-day US Army urban military training exercise has begun in Flint, Michigan with explosions rocking neighborhoods and scaring residents who had no idea what was actually happening.

Jun 03 06:47

Famed Social Media Special Needs Kid Taken By CPS

Bubby Everson...Bubby Everson...how do I know that name? Wait, didn't I send him stickers?

You may have - along with a birthday card. Back in February, he became a national sensation when a social media campaign asked for cards and stickers to fulfill his one birthday wish for his 9th year of living.

Jun 03 05:54

Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

The Cop Is On the Take, but the private sector is no better … for example, the big banks have literally turned into criminal syndicates engaged in systemic fraud.

Wall Street and giant corporations are literally manipulating every single market.

And the big corporations are cutting corners to make an extra penny … wreaking havoc with their carelessness.

Jun 03 05:52

Ron Paul Fears The CIA Is The Biggest Threat To Americans' Liberty

As the Senate scrambled to pass the USA Freedom Act this evening, reinstating the agency’s ability to spy on Americans, Ron Paul points out that US intelligence organizations have always – and will continue – to operate outside the law; with Daniel McAdams noting the CIA "is sort of the President’s own Praetorian Guard." As Sputnik News reports, before Americans applaud a minor step toward transparency, Paul warns that they should recognize the corrosive nature of the CIA, "They are a secret government," operating way above the law, and are "way out of control."

Jun 02 23:25

School Cop Arrested After Surveillance Video Showed Him Body Slam 13-Year-Old Boy

Apparently the video of Badia brutally assaulting a child wasn’t enough to get this officer fired, or even suspended without pay.

Jun 02 23:20

Police Deleted Over an Hour of Video Showing them Shooting Teen 16 Times, 9 Times in the Back

As more details come to light about the death of 17-year old Laquan McDonald, the more it seems that the Chicago police department is involved in a massive cover-up. On the night of October 20, 2014 McDonald was shot sixteen times by Chicago police officers.

Jun 02 22:03

Freedom on the Line - Why Should We Care if the PATRIOT Act Expires?

We can answer that in one sentence: because our freedom is at stake, just like it was at the time of the original American Revolution.

Jun 02 22:00

Neocon Fugitive Given Ukraine Province

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko has tapped another international “carpetbagger” to rule his people, ex-Georgian President Saakashvili, a neocon hero wanted in his homeland for embezzlement and human rights abuses who now governs Odessa.

Jun 02 21:53

Food, Water, Health, Life: UN Experts Warn of Threats Posed by Secret 'Trade' Deals

Echoing the protests of civil society organizations and social movements around the world, a panel of United Nations experts on Tuesday issued a stark warning about the threats that secret international "trade" agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pose to the most fundamental human rights.

Jun 02 21:50

Never Mind FIFA, How about a Crackdown on the Banksters?

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter’s sudden resignation this week only days after being re-elected shows that the US campaign to bust the football federation over alleged financial corruption is probably going to intensify during the weeks and months ahead.

Jun 02 19:25

Michael Collins Piper, 1960-2015, Rest in Peace

Our dearest friend, Mike, passed away this past weekend, apparently resulting from his heart condition made worse by the stress he endured first in losing his job, being forced to relocate out here to Idaho and then the housefire that took place 3 weeks ago, forcing him to relocate again.

Details are sketchy at this point, as I am waiting to meet with the police officials handling his case.

Details will be made public once they are available.

Jun 02 18:31

Pentagon May have Received Live Anthrax Shipment From U.S. Military Lab

The Pentagon is now investigating whether live anthraxwas brought into the Pentagon building itself, CNN has learned exclusively. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Pentagon's police force, is one of the agencies that received questionable U.S. Army shipments of anthrax. That shipment now must be tested to see if its live rather than dead pathogen.

Jun 02 18:27

Man shot by law enforcement in Boston was monitored round-the-clock by terrorism task force

The fatal shooting of a Muslim man on a Boston sidewalk underscores the difficulty faced by US authorities trying to counter the increasing influence of Islamic radicalization among young men and women living in the United States.

Although the full details of Tuesday’s encounter have not yet been released, authorities said the victim, Usaama Rahim, had been under round-the-clock surveillance by a terrorism task force that suspected he had become radicalized by the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS).

Jun 02 18:09

The Guardian view on surveillance after Snowden: an outlaw rewrites the law

Since the Guardian broke the first Snowden disclosures two years ago, arguments have raged over whether he is a traitor or a whistleblower. Now that Capitol Hill has felt moved to right certain wrongs he exposed, that row should be over. He deserves a pardon at home, or else asylum in western Europe, for revealing truths that US lawmakers have recognised required a response. It’s time Westminster woke up, too.

Jun 02 16:31

How’s Earth-life mid-2015? Awful-Awesome, naturally

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hat tip: ZenGardner

“The time has come to air the Voice of Reason,
In a world gone mad, adrift on banal seas,
For all who feel that lies have had their season,
And whose Hearts Cry Out instead for Honesty,
For all the weary souls grown bored with dreaming,
Whose thirst for Beauty and for Knowledge goes unslaked,
For all who want to wake from what is dreaming,
To know what’s Real, and what is Real to embrace.
For all who’ve watched with mounting horror,
Evil’s reign upon this world grow ever-clear,
For all who’ve prayed in vain, Emancipators,
Wielding Swords of Truth and laughing without fear.”

-William Melvin “Bill” Hicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF53a8njB2o

Comedian Bill Hicks voiced the above in poetic beauty of Earth’s condition for all inhabitants: awful, awesome, and somehow in harmony with reality.

Jun 02 15:41

Did Police Lie About the Fatal Shooting of a Florida Man? Sure Looks Like It

On July 31, 2013, 33-year-old Jermaine McBean walked through his Florida apartment complex with an unloaded air rifle propped on his shoulders.

Three residents who saw McBean strolling around with the rifle became concerned and called 911.

The officers who responded to the call claim that they repeatedly yelled to McBean to drop his weapon, but the man didn't comply, and that he turned and pointed the rifle at them.

Police shot and killed the man, and now new evidence suggests the officers lied and covered up what really happened.

Jun 02 15:33

Teen Sues After Police K9 Mauled His Genitals

A federal lawsuit has been filed claiming ‘excessive force’ was used after a police dog attacked a teen’s genitals as he was trying to surrender.

Jun 02 15:31

Sheriff Victor Hill headed to Israel

Sheriff Victor Hill, who is facing misdemeanor charges in connection with the recent shooting of a real estate agent in Gwinnett County, is headed to Israel later this month.

Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter said he was notified about two weeks ago of the Clayton County sheriff’s travel plans in an email from Hill’s attorney. The email also noted that any money Hill earned from the trip would go to pay for the medical bills of Gwenevere McCord who was allegedly shot May 3 by Hill at a model home in Gwinnett. Hill and McCord have said the shooting was an accident. The email did not state how long Hill would be out of the country.

“He had a pre-planned trip. I don’t really sign off on it,” Porter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday. “There’s no restrictions on his bond that keeps him from being able to go. I don’t have any say one way or the other.

Jun 02 14:59

Seniors losing homes to foreclosure

Of all the financial threats facing Americans of retirement age — outliving savings, falling for scams, paying for long-term care — housing isn’t supposed to be one. But after a home-price collapse, the worst recession since the 1930s and some calamitous decisions to turn homes into cash machines, millions of them are straining to make house payments.

Jun 02 14:41

Tyranny: It pisses me off

I am tired of being told that a discriminating attitude is a bad thing, and that total acceptance is somehow “enlightened.” I am tired of people thinking pleasantries are a better method for combating stupidity than a good slap upside the head.

Jun 02 14:04

New York Mets Dress Like Prison Inmates to Promote Gun Control

...it’s actually quite fitting that anti-gun activists would dress like disarmed prisoners to push gun control.

Jun 02 13:50

Manspreading arrests: the long arm of the law just invaded our personal space

Bad news, tall men with a poor sense of boundaries: the NYPD have had enough of your nonsense. Yes, after op–eds in the New York Times, a popular crowdshaming Tumblr campaign and a series of public service ads from the Metropolitan Transport Authority, ‘manspreading’, or ‘sitting with your legs slightly too far apart’, as it used to be known, has apparently become a criminal offence.

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Jun 02 13:41

Vince Vaughn Full-Throated Defense Of Gun Rights

World famous comedian and movie star Vince Vaughn came out with a double barrel defense of gun rights during a recent interview, calling for guns in schools and arguing the Second Amendment is intended to defend against “the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government.”

Jun 02 13:34

Who, What, Where and When: UK Police Track Data Every Two Minutes

The words you type into Google, the websites you visit, the text messages you send, the people you call or email and your mobile phone GPS location – all that data is being asked for by UK police forces once every two minutes.

Jun 02 13:31

Rand Paul joins crusade to expose secret 9/11 documents

Sen. Rand Paul is joining a crowd of House lawmakers intent on revealing to the public 28 pages of secret text about Sept. 11, 2001.

Jun 02 13:28

Ukraine Threatens Total Blockade on Donbass

Ukraine is Obama's war. Junta authorities are convenient proxies - waging naked aggression on their own people, intending escalated conflict, persecuting, imprisoning or murdering anyone opposing their agenda.

Jun 02 13:28

Report: FBI Flying Mysterious Surveillance Planes over Seattle, Other US Cities

The Associated Press has learned the FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video or, at times, cellphone surveillance technology.

Jun 02 13:21

FBI operating small air force of low-flying surveillance planes

US law enforcement officials have confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying surveillance planes across the country.

Jun 02 12:49

STUDY: People spend more than eight hours a day consuming media

If you weren’t reading this article, you would probably be scanning something else on the internet, watching TV, or maybe—just maybe—reading a newspaper or magazine. In short, you would be consuming media.

Jun 02 12:18

WikiLeaks issues call for $100,000 bounty on monster trade treaty

Today WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a $100,000 reward for America’s Most Wanted Secret: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

Jun 02 11:56

FBI operating small air force of low-flying surveillance planes: Report

US law enforcement officials have confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying surveillance planes across the country, a report says.

Jun 02 11:19

Florida Court Rules “Off Grid” Living Illegal

Robin Speronis had been living in an off-grid home for many years without incident, until she was interviewed by a local FOX affiliate in November of 2013. Shortly thereafter, the city of Cape Coral tagged a “notice to vacate” on her property, due to multiple code violations, all of which stem from the fact that her home isn’t connected to water, sewage, or the electrical grid. The city has tried to argue that she is in violation of the International Property Maintenance Code for relying on rainwater and solar panels, instead of utilities. (read more)

Jun 02 11:14

Deputies Plead Guilty to Covering Up Assault Against Inmate’s Brother

Two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges regarding a brutal assault against an inmate’s brother visiting the Men’s County Jail (MCJ). After the first deputy pled guilty earlier this year, a second deputy agreed to plead guilty last week to lying to FBI agents during an interview concerning the use force employed against a handcuffed visitor who was not resisting. Both deputies have also agreed to testify against their former colleagues if the prosecution calls on them at trial.

Jun 02 11:14

Radical “Gay Rights” Group Plotted with Government to Punish Oregon Bakers

We’ve reported here a number of times about a young couple from Oregon who had their business destroyed by radical homosexual rights bullies for refusing to bake a cake for a “same-sex” wedding.

Jun 02 11:11

Scrubbed! Government Removes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website

In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly.

Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines.

Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined. In these court decisions, a judge ruled the evidence showed vaccines “more likely than not” caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

Also on the rise is the number of vaccine injury cases the government has “conceded”: up 55% in a little over one year.

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Jun 02 11:09

TSA Director Reassigned after Agency only Caught Guns and Bombs 5% of the Time

But you, Mr. and Mrs. America, still have to take off your flip flops to have them double checked for bombs when you take your kids on a trip to Disneyland. And if one of those kids is a three-year-old in a wheelchair, well then the likelihood of he or she getting out of there without being swabbed and molested, or at the very least humiliated and terrified, is pretty small.

You know… because your disabled four-year-old kid with leg braces or the baby inside your pregnant wife or your grandma’s underwear or your prosthetic breast or just your nipple ring or the urostomy bag you have to wear because of your bladder cancer or your dead mother’s urn might have a bomb or a gun in it… because you and your spouse and children and grandparents are obviously all terrorists.

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Jun 02 10:49

‘Unbelievable’ Video Lays Out The Human Cost of World War II

A video presentation on World War II is catching a lot of buzz online. World War II was the bloodiest conflict in human history. But it’s hard to put that in perspective.

Jun 02 10:48

Obama’s DOJ Read This Article Before You Did

President Obama’s Department of Justice is currently monitoring “far-right” groups in social media to combat what they’re calling the potential for violent extremism.

Jun 02 10:40

Ukraine plans to seize Russian foreign property to compensate for ‘lost’ Crimea

Kiev will nationalize Russian overseas property as compensation for the losses over Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevostyanova said. The decision is now up to the European Court of Human Rights.

Jun 02 10:39

FBI operating small air force of low-flying surveillance planes: Report

US law enforcement officials have confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying surveillance planes across the country, a report says.

Jun 02 10:35

In WWII a starving Prisoner of War gave some of his rations to a dog named Judy - and in return she saved the lives of many of his comrades on numerous occasions. Her remarkable story has now been pieced together.

THE Japanese guards suspected. The game was up - the prisoners knew it. The guards began searching the barracks, and any minute now would lift the blanket to discover the sack of rice, filched from the Japanese officers. The half-starved British prisoners trembled with fear. Discovery would mean a savage beating for every Prisoner of War in the camp - or worse.

Jun 02 10:35

Whiny University Students Force Removal of This Statue For INSANE Reason

The people crying out about racism for everything under the sun are usually the biggest racists and most intolerant of them all.
That has yet again been proven true with some students and faculty at St. Louis University.
The entitled and whiny students of the school didn’t like a statue that featured a Jesuit missionary preaying over 2 Native Americans. Because, racism or something.

Jun 02 10:13

Sepp Blatter quits as president of FIFA: Under-pressure president stands down amid corruption scandal

FIFA have called a press conference for 5pm amid fresh developments in the corruption saga at the top of world football.

Jun 02 10:07

Meth is now cheaper than a meal at Burger King in much of Asia.

Asia’s favorite high — meth — is cheap, dirty and more popular than ever.
New data from the United Nations reveals that authorities seized more than 270 million pills of meth by authorities last year. That’s a whopping 10-fold increase in just seven years. Even pot can’t compete.

Jun 02 10:07

Fifa corruption: Qatar says investigations are racist, anti-Arab and show 'ugly face' of countries who lost 2022 World Cup bid

Qatari politicians have called the investigation into alleged corruption in its World Cup bid “racist” and accused the West of anti-Arab bias.
Foreign minister Khaled al-Attiyah spoke out after prosecutors in the US charged nine international football officials with money laundering and racketeering and Swiss authorities announced their own probe into the award of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
“The attack on Qatar's World Cup is racist,” he was quoted as saying by the editor of Qatari pro-government newspaper al-Sharq.

Jun 02 09:52

"Supporters of the financial transaction tax, which they call the “Robin Hood tax,” say it is not only a progressive way to raise revenue but would also discourage dangerous levels of Wall Street speculation."

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan for making public college tuition more affordable is relatively straightforward: He wants the government to pay for it. All of it.

Jun 02 09:52

Kitchen Manager Fired For Giving Lunch To Students Without Money

Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.
A married mother of two, Curry is the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora. She lost her job on Friday after giving school lunches to students who didn’t have any money.

Jun 02 09:43

FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government

The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. The FBI said it uses front companies to protect the safety of the pilots and aircraft. It also shields the identity of the aircraft so that suspects on the ground don't know they're being watched by the FBI.

Jun 02 09:42

47% of Americans would have to Borrow or Sell Something to Cover an Unexpected Expense of $400

Financial security has been elusive for millions of Americans since the Great Recession ended. A new report (pdf) from the Federal Reserve demonstrates one way that this insecurity can manifest itself for people.

Jun 02 09:17

It Cost US Taxpayers At Least $250,000 To Repatriate A Bicycle-Challenged John Kerry

The somewhat farcical journey home from Europe for Secretary of State John Kerry continues. As we noted previously, after breaking his leg on an arbidged Tour de France'-esque accident in which he hit a curb, he was flown to Geneva in a helicopter where he was "stable and never lost consciousness," which makes sense (unless as many have suggested his brain lies considerably lower in his body than most humans).

But then the escapade got beyond unreal as The White House sent a massive "specially-equipped" C-17 airplane (used to carrying over 100 combat troops and equipment into battle) to fly him to Boston for surgery.

Jun 02 09:09

Eyes in the Sky: FBI Is Operating Fleet of Surveillance Planes

Not only is the FBI operating it's own little air force of surveillance planes, the agency created at least thirteen fictitious companies to conceal the fleet's purpose from the public.

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Jun 02 08:30

Undercover agents reveal security failures at US airports: Report

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has failed 95 percent of undercover tests carried out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in airports across the United States recently, a report reveals.

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Time to make fun of the TSA!






Jun 02 08:28

TPP death pool: more pharmaceutical destruction is coming

By Jon Rappoport

Question: “Who said that drug was safe? Where did that assessment come from? People are dropping like flies.”

Answer: “We all said it was safe. Remember? All twelve members of the TPP. We all agreed. So now we have to stick to our guns. Admit nothing. Keep your mouth shut.”

This “trade treaty,” the TPP, will, if passed, eventually morph into a close-knit international collective of government agencies that collaborate on medical-drug “safety.” ...

Jun 02 08:17

Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb. US Strategy Backfires

These are sad days in Washington and Wall Street. The once unchallenged sole Superpower at the collapse of the Soviet Union some quarter century ago is losing its global influence so rapidly that most would not have predicted anything comparable six months ago. The key actor who has catalyzed a global defiance of Washington as Sole Superpower is Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President. This is the real background to the surprise visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then a four hour talk with “Satan” himself, Putin.

Far from a “reset” try, Washington’s hapless geopolitical strategists are desperately trying to find a better way to bring the Russian Bear to her knees.

Jun 02 08:02

Faulty software install led to Airbus A400M plane crash

Airbus SAS has admitted that a software problem caused its A400M transport plane to crash in an accident that killed four people last month.

Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper reports the software in question was installed incorrectly, and that caused the A400M’s engines to stall shortly before the crash. However, the software itself was free from glitches.

Marwan Lahoud, Airbus’ chief strategy officer, said in an interview that the company believes there is no problem with the airplane itself. “The black boxes attest … that there are no structural defects, but we have a serious quality problem in the final assembly,” Lahoud said.

Jun 02 07:31

What Is The Patriot Act?

Jun 02 07:14

Bomb threat prompts evacuation, search of plane at Phila. Int'l Airport

Action News has confirmed that a bomb threat prompted authorities to move an arriving U.S. Airways plane to a remote location of Philadelphia International Airport, offload all passengers and then search the plane.

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And just one day AFTER the scathing report on the failure of the TSA!

Jun 02 07:01

Laws against Holocaust denial

The argument that laws punishing Holocaust denial are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been rejected by institutions of the Council of Europe (the European Commission of Human Rights,[7] the European Court of Human Rights[8]) and also by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Note: holocau$t...$$$$$$$$

Jun 02 06:57

How the "Holocaust" was faked

These forced laborers and prisoners were well-cared for, at least until the end of the war when Germany's supply lines broke down and chaos ensued as a result of the Soviet and Anglo-American invasion of German territory. They were well-fed, well-provided for, and given medical treatment and entertainment. They were allowed to attend concerts, organize plays, make music and play sports. If the Germans were hell bent on murdering these people, why would they provide medical care for them and allow them to entertain themselves?
Note: It is against the law in many countries to even speak the above under penalty of jail!

Jun 02 06:50

Why Is France Up in Arms About Holocaust Compensation Deal?

A heated debate erupted in the French Parliament yesterday about who is responsible for the deportation of thousands of French Jews to the death camps during the Holocaust: Could it be the French government?
Last year, the U.S. and French governments signed an agreement for France to pay $60 million to those rounded up and deported by the French police collaborating with the Nazis, which would include victims, or their heirs, who immigrated to the United States and other countries and are not yet covered by other French programs.
Note: They were marched to the "death" camps that had hospitals, orchestras, brothels, swimming pools, soccer fields, etc. Get the facts.

Jun 02 06:45

What It Means To Grow Up Jewish in Chicago

Growing up Jewish in Chicago means your bar mitzvah was held at a fancy-schmancy Magnificent Mile hotel with an open bar where you and your 12- and 13-year-old friends drank actual cocktails, told dirty jokes and looked out at the view of Lake Michigan while some of your car salesmen cousins shared tips on fleecing customers.
Note: Growing up in Gaza....you suffered beatings, discrimination, bombing, and watching your friends and family killed.

Jun 02 06:36

Israel soldier punished for eating pork sandwich in uniform

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-born Israeli soldier has caused a stink for violating the Israeli military's kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while in uniform.
The military said Tuesday that the soldier, whose name has not been released, "violated rules and regulations," which required him to be disciplined.
Note: A U.S. citizen in the Israeli army.....in the only democracy in the middle east. Had enough yet!

Jun 02 06:27

Aussie Cops Bring Dogs To Concerts, Check Testicles For Drugs

Drop your daks...

Pick up your balls and move them to one side...now the other... *peers searchingly*

The words above might sound like they were pulled from homoerotica, a bad porn script or a black market sado-masochistic screen play. In actuality, it's been a common occurrence at Australian music festivals since cops have swept through with drug-sniffing dogs.

Meet yet another foreign export from the U.S....

Jun 02 05:17

Zombie Patriot Act Will Keep U.S. Spying—Even if the Original Dies

Forget the White House’s doomsday talk about American intelligence going blind. Thanks to backdoor provisions and alternate collection schemes, U.S. spies will keep on snooping.

Jun 02 04:09

Rick Perry Dumbing Down The Already Absurd GOP Race

Rick Perry is officially unofficially running for president. He may not have announced anything yet, but he has announced that he will make an announcement in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, Perry has been traveling through Iowa – the first stop for any person who wants to be president – meeting with small groups of people and hoping to get a feel for what the American people want to hear from a presidential hopeful. He’s telling them that as governor of Texas, he cut taxes, he put lawsuit liability caps in place, and he cut out regulations so that businesses could run without government interference.

But here’s the problem that Perry has – those aren’t issues that resonate with the American public

Jun 02 01:56

Windows 7 And Windows 8.1 Users Will Be Able To Download Windows 10

How to upgrade to Windows 10: What you need to know

Beginning July 29, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will be able to download Windows 10. It’s a monumental shift for both Microsoft and its customers. But Microsoft has provided a wealth of information to ease the transition, and let you upgrade to Windows 10 as simply and easily as possible.

Jun 02 01:26

Nuclear Weapons and the Language of Power

Or should that be the language of ‘assumed’ power?

Jun 02 01:14

Australian government “actively considering” dangerous provocation in South China Sea

Amid escalating tensions between the US and China over the South China Sea, the Australian government is “actively considering conducting its own ‘freedom of navigation’ exercises near artificial islands built by China in disputed territory,” according to a front-page article featured in today’s Australian.

Jun 01 20:58

US police kill more than two people a day

US police shot and killed nearly 400 people during the first five months of this year, according to a front-page report published Sunday by the Washington Post. The death rate from police violence against the people they allegedly “serve and protect” amounts to 2.6 per day, or about one person every nine hours. At that rate, American police will shoot to death nearly 1,000 people this year.

Jun 01 18:40

One last appeal before a Bedouin village in the Negev is demolished and a Jewish town is built in its place

The Bedouin village of Umm el-Hieran in Israel’s southern Negev desert is running out of time and appeals before it will be razed to the ground and an exclusively Jewish town will be built in its place.

Jun 01 18:30

Economy Is Picking Up Despite Stingy Consumers

(*despite stingy consumers ? REALLY ?
Somebody's got to talk to MY BOSS , then .
Look , you can't go into Wal*Mart , with a $20. bill , and fill up a cart with $50. worth of merchandise , and make it passed the register without putting a couple of things back .
You can't explain to them; 'but I work in a slave pit of a sweat shop , and I only make [UNMENTIONABLE AMOUNT] per hour' , you're still putting things back .
And then , We become the STINGY CONSUMER who's laboring to disrupt the economy , but despite us , they hose us into beli~eving that the economy is Picking Up .
A prime example of Horse $#!^ coming and going !)

Jun 01 18:23

A Texas cop had to tell teen his parents had been killed. Then he stood in for them at teen’s graduation

East Texas police officer Eric Ellison was tasked last week with telling an 18-year-old boy that his parents had been killed in a motorcycle accident by a drunk driver — a moment he called one of the most difficult in his 21-year career. The boy told the officer about his upcoming high school graduation and how his parents had been so proud of him and excited to see it.

Jun 01 18:21

TSA fails internal test, lets fake bombs through - "TSA employees failed 67 of 70 tests, where undercover agents tried to pass through security while carrying fake prohibited items."

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to find fake explosives and weapons in internal tests at almost all of America's busiest airports, according to a Monday report from ABC news.

Jun 01 17:08

Shocker: TSA Failed 95 Percent of Undercover Breach Tests

An internal investigation of the Tyrannical Sexual Assaulters, er...I mean, the Transportation Security Administration, revealed some absolutely shocking information:

TSA agents are largely incompetent.

ABC News reported the exclusive story this morning. Here's an excerpt from their coverage - emphasis mine.

Jun 01 15:42

Native Tribes Declare Sovereignty from Maine After Failed Social Experiment

Due to Governor Paul LePage launching direct political and environmental attacks against the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribes of Maine, leaders of those tribes have recalled their representatives from the state legislature and are asserting their sovereignty from the State of Maine. “The Maine Indian Land claims Settlement act has failed and we cannot allow ourselves to continue down the path,” Chief Francis said. “We’re saying it’s a failed social experiment.”

Jun 01 15:35

Saakashvili as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region may put fuse to Dniester powder keg

Kiev’s decision to appoint former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of the Odessa Region was surely a US-approved move and may have a variety of far-reaching implications, both internal and external ones. For one, it may cause the smoldering conflict in Transdniestria to flare up with renewed force, Russian experts believe.

Jun 01 15:27

Why was TPP fast-tracked? Follow the money

The actual contents of the Trans Pacific Partnership are extremely confidential. We are not allowed under any circumstances to know the details of this agreement. Anyone who might want to inform us what is in the bill has been warned that they could face prison time for doing so. So, just how did TPP suddenly get fast-tracked, when there was so much public opposition? Simple, as usual, follow the money.

Jun 01 15:26

Vince Vaughn Has Some Strong Opinions on the Second Amendment

It goes without saying that most members of the Hollywood elite are by and large, completely out of their minds. Even if an actor starts out as humble, down to earth individual, their lifestyle is practically guaranteed to push them away from reality. When you’re paid millions of dollars for pretending to be other people, getting swarmed by crazed fans, having your life turned upside down by a vapid press, and you’re surrounded by yes men who’ll never tell you when you’re wrong, it’s nearly impossible to stay in touch with reality.

But not all actors are empty-headed morons. Vince Vaughn proved as much when he was interviewed by GQ magazine this month. In it, he had some pretty interesting things to say about gun rights and freedom of speech.
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Jun 01 15:25

WaPo: Nearly 400 Fatal Police Shootings in the U.S. So Far This Year

Even the Washington Post has had to admit that cops are responsible for killing an average of at least two Americans every single day in this country at this point. (read more)

Jun 01 15:23

Report: 133 Nazi War Criminals Received $20.2 Million in Social Security Benefits

Guess it took 70 years for them to officially declare that it is legally wrong for the U.S. government to give Nazi war criminals not just tens or hundreds of thousands but millions in benefit money??

The Social Security Administration Inspector General’s full report on this is expected to come out later this week, but it will apparently show that some 133 suspected SS guards and other Nazi war criminals involved in all manner of human suffering raked in $20.2 million in benefits since the program began.
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Jun 01 14:59

Possible Tactical Nuclear Strike (Neutron Bomb) in Yemen?

A video received from Yemen, believed to be taken May 20, 2015, of an explosion, when analyzed by nuclear weapons experts is, by very high probability, a neutron bomb that could only have been an Israeli attack.

Analysis by Jeff Smith who is a nuclear physicist and former IAEA inspector.

Jun 01 14:19

4 disciplined Cleveland police supervisors to get lost pay

An arbitrator has restored lost pay for four Cleveland police supervisors disciplined after a high-speed chase that ended with two unarmed suspects being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

The city safety director gave the supervisors unpaid suspensions ranging from 10 days to 30 days. The supervisors challenged those suspensions.

The arbitrator’s Friday ruling says the city didn’t prove its case. A city spokesman says an appeal is planned.

Jun 01 13:56

Mexican Intelligence: ‘ISIS conducting RECON at universities, missile ranges, and electrical power facilities inside the U.S.’

Back in April Judicial Watch reported how their sources revealed that ISIS has already set up a few base-camps near the southern U.S. border. One only 8 miles into Mexico, in “Anapra”, […] “just west of Ciudad Juárez” and another “to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas”, closer to New Mexico.

Jun 01 13:41

Sovereignty, Sedition and Russia’s Undesirable NGOs

On May 23, 2015 Russian President Vlaldimir Putin signed into law a new bill from the Duma that now gives prosecutors power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down. Predictably US State Department spokesperson, Marie Harf, said the United States is “deeply troubled” by the new law, calling it “a further example of the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices and intentional steps to isolate the Russian people from the world.”

Jun 01 13:29

South Korea, US begin massive joint anti-submarine drills

South Korean and US forces have launched major anti-submarine military drills off South Korea’s island of Jeju in response to what they call provocations by North Korean submarines.

Jun 01 13:16

US police officers not charged over killing of young man in Louisiana

A grand jury in the United States has declined to indict police officers who held a man down with the officers on top of him although he said he could not breathe.

Jun 01 13:12

Spokane Plans to Place as Many as 17 Armed Guards in Schools

“They’ll be in full uniform. They will look very much like a Spokane police officer,” Sterk told the Review. “We’ll be responsible for making sure that resource officers will be meeting all the requirements that are needed to be armed. … Nobody’s doing it like this. This is a new model.”

Jun 01 13:07

Putin to visit Milan as EU tensions rise

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Milan for meetings with Italian officials, the Kremlin said on Monday, as tensions over Ukraine continue to roil relations between Moscow and the EU.

Jun 01 13:00

'Pointless' G7 summit without Russia — former German chancellor

Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt said he believed a summit of the Group of Seven industrial powers this weekend was not likely to produce the expected results without Russia’s participation.

Jun 01 12:33

Volunteers Threatened with Arrest for Cleaning Up Oil Spill, They Ignored the Cops and Kept Cleaning

For the past several weeks, the Gaviota Coast in California has seen its delicate ecosystem destroyed by an oil spill that poured roughly 100,000 gallons of oil into the ocean. To make matters worse, the volunteers who spontaneously appeared to help clean up the oil, were threatened with arrest by police for tampering with the scene and apparently putting themselves in danger.

The volunteers were the first people on the scene to help, long before the government agents who were hired arrived.

“I was there for about an hour, and we filled 50 five-gallon buckets. Sadly, I must say, there is no way we removed one percent of that spill,” volunteer Ethan Turpin told the Independent.

According to witnesses, the officers had complained that the volunteers did not have safety equipment that was up to code, and they were not cleaning up the spill according to government guidelines. All the while, government or corporate clean-up crews had still not shown up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suspect what the police were really doing was preventing the volunteers from putting pictures of the oil disaster on social media!

Jun 01 11:58

Egypt is the laughing stock of the world

The coup regime in Egypt continues to insist on making that great country, in all its civilisational and strategic glory, the laughing stock of the world. The people wake up on a daily basis to a new scandal or farce taking place in our beloved land, which will soon no longer be considered great. It has become cursed; cursed with the blood of its innocent citizens flowing in its streets, which were, once upon a time, pure and clean.

Jun 01 11:54

Russian Foreign Intelligence chief: Russia is a target because it's a cradle of a new world paradigm

There is a community of some virtually unknown to the society people who not only install American presidents, but determine the rules of the "Big game" for everyone. These are, in particular, transnational financial corporations. But not only them..READ MORE

Jun 01 11:41

Victory for Privacy, Vindication for Snowden as Phone Dragnet Sunsets

Nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed the U.S. government was secretly operating mass surveillance programs against the American public, including bulk collection of telephone data, privacy advocates and civil libertarians are celebrating—at least temporarily—after the U.S. Senate on Sunday failed to extend authorities for key portions of those programs before a midnight deadline.

Jun 01 11:37

Veterans Affairs Gun Lock Program Just ‘Another Obama Back Door Gun Control Measure’

Vets who say the wrong thing at the VA get that info turned over to the FBI… now they want them to tell the VA officials how many guns they have so they can have gun locks sent to their homes? If these officials really just cared about vets having protected guns, they would leave the locks in a location at the VA for people to anonymously grab a few. This is obviously something very, very different.

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Jun 01 11:33

DUI Checkpoint Cop Claims First Amendment Doesn’t Allow People to Question Police

“You don’t have the right to question me about what we’re doing out here… Freedom of speech does not include questioning me, it doesn’t work like that.”

Wow. Someone didn’t pass basic, elementary school level reading. Where in the First Amendment does it say anything about not questioning the police?

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Jun 01 11:06

NOT SO FAST: Lawyer Wants 'Missing' Clinton Emails Subpoenaed – FROM THE NSA.

Original post.

Vast quantities of our electronic papers and effects are indexed and archived under each of our names (but of course they are not "collected," since collected, it seems, means looked at, not intercepted, diverted, or recorded). This is common knowledge, no matter how many times Mitch "the-content-of-calls-are-not-captured" McConnell Jr. says otherwise.

How many of us, as we daily are forced to witness our government merge with the good old dystopian fiction we were supposed to have read in school, as we realized the chilling literal reality of the surveillance state erected around us, have nervously joked about putting all that data to good use for a change?

Jun 01 10:46

5th Graders stop "special needs child" from being bullied by pledging to "get his back" all year. They even pitched in and bought him a Playstation.

All the students at Franklin Elementary start every day with the Pledge of Allegiance.
But the "justice for all" part belongs to five fifth grade boys.
"Why pick on someone," Jack Pemble begins to ask, as Jake Burgess finishes his question, "who has special needs?"
They're talking about James Willmert, a fifth-grader from another classroom, with a learning disability. Which, it turns out, can get a guy teased.

Jun 01 10:46

Muslim Woman Denied Soda Can for Fear She Could Use It as a Weapon

Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim woman employed as Director of Interfaith Engagement / Associate Chaplain at Northwestern University in Chicago, US, claims that last week she was denied an unopened can of soda while on a United Airlines flight on the grounds that she could use it as a weapon.

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