DICTATORSHIP

Jul 13 20:30

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison"

McMillan was released from Rikers Island after 58 days. She'd been sentenced to 90 days for felony second-degree assault for elbowing a police officer, Grantley Bovell, who was attempting to arrest her as Zuccotti Park

Jul 13 18:36

Edward Snowden condemns Britain's emergency surveillance bill

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has condemned the new surveillance bill being pushed through the UK's parliament this week, expressing concern about the speed at which it is being done, lack of public debate, fear-mongering and what he described as increased powers of intrusion.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian in Moscow, Snowden said it was very unusual for a public body to pass an emergency law such as this in circumstances other than a time of total war. "I mean we don't have bombs falling. We don't have U-boats in the harbour."

Suddenly it is a priority, he said, after the government had ignored it for an entire year. "It defies belief."

Jul 13 15:54

Israel has barred UN investigators in the occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel has barred UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Kraehenbuehl and the UN’s Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian Territories James Rowley from entering the Gaza Strip

Jul 13 14:14

New Edward Snowden Video: Rush to pass British surveillance law is extraordinary

The NSA whistleblower questions the need for emergency legislation in an exclusive Guardian interview,

Jul 13 13:21

Israeli jets destroying Gaza water and sewage systems, Oxfam estimates 90% of Gaza water unsafe to drink

according to Saed al-Din Atbash, head of water facilities at Gaza Municipality.

Atbash told reporters in Gaza City that Israel is deliberately targeting the wells

Jul 13 13:11

Detroiters Put Bodies on the Line to Stop Privatization of Their Water

At 6:45 on Thursday morning, the Reverend Bill Wylie-Kellerman of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit sat down with nine othersblocking the entrance of the facility where Homrich Wrecking’s water shutoff trucks were set to leave for the day. By 8 a.m., the “Detroit Water 10” had been charged with disorderly conduct

Jul 13 09:29

Ethiopia slides deeper into repression

Graham Peebles argues that the arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige should be the catalyst to unite the people in collective, non-violent action to end repression and dictatorship in Ethiopia.

Jul 13 07:17

Putin: The 21st century world is globalized and interdependent

Just another NWO Stooge. Out of his own mouth!

VLADIMIR PUTIN: The 21st century world is globalized and interdependent. Therefore, no state or group of countries can unilaterally tackle major international problems and any attempts to build a separate “oasis of stability and security” are doomed to failure.

In order to meet numerous challenges and threats we have to stop trying to impose development models on other countries. This approach has repeatedly proven its ineffectiveness. It does not just fail to facilitate conflict resolution, but leads to instability and chaos in international affairs.

Today, it is especially important to consolidate the international community’s efforts to ensure equal and indivisible security, as well as to resolve disputes trough the application of international law and with the central coordinating role of the UN.

Jul 13 06:55

The Future Of Americas Shopping Malls In Pictures

And they made a wasteland of America!

(Rocket 24) Hundreds of shopping malls across the U.S. have been forced to shut down following years of debilitating declines in consumer traffic.

In many cases, the shuttered malls are left to decay for years before developers or local governments raise the funds to bulldoze or renovate the space.

Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find these forgotten malls and document their decay from the inside.

The photos he captured are haunting and apocalyptic, featuring dead trees and abandoned shopping carts against landscapes of broken glass and crumbling walls.

He compiled the photographs in a new book, “Black Friday: The Collapse of the American Shopping Mall,” and shared some of them with Business Insider.

Jul 13 06:31

78 Year Old Man Beaten and Pepper sprayed by Cop on Ride Home From Church

A 78 year old man was recently pulled over by police on his way home from church. The officer apparently pulled the old man over because he was driving on the wrong side of the road.

According to 78 year old Charles Griffith and his wife Joy, the situation was hostile from the minute he was pulled over.

When Charles was pulled over he wasn't exactly sure what to do because he had never been in trouble before, so he got out of the car to wait for the officer. The officer then approached the car aggressively ordering him to get back into the car.

"He come up there and said, 'get back in the car,' and I did. He wanted to see my driver's license and he just started saying he was going to take me to jail and this kind of stuff. I hadn't did anything wrong... I had never been in trouble or nothing" Griffith told reporters after the incident.

Jul 13 05:51

Top Tory's devastating attack on our loss of privacy: This data law has nothing to do with catching terrorists - and everything to do with a lust for power

The last time the main parties got together in a closed room, did a deal and told the country there was a need to act urgently, we were on the edge of abandoning 300 years of press freedom.

This time our privacy is under threat. In the name of security, the Government is fast-tracking legislation through Parliament that will allow it to collect huge quantities of our personal data.

We would do well to remember the advice of Ben Franklin: ‘Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.’

The Government has engineered a ‘theatrical emergency’ – in this case terrorism and hidden paedophile rings – to ram the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill through Parliament without proper debate.

It is an insult to the supremacy of Parliament, to democracy and to the trust of the public.

Jul 13 04:51

The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it

One of the most underrated benefits of Edward Snowden's leaks was how they forced the US Congress to shelve the dangerous, privacy-destroying legislation– then known as Cispa – that so many politicians had been so eager to pass under the guise of "cybersecurity". Now a version of the bill is back, and apparently its authors want to keep you in the dark about it for as long as possible.

Now it's called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa), and it is a nightmare for civil liberties. Indeed, it's unclear how this kind of law would even improve cybersecurity. The bill was marked up and modified by the Senate intelligence committee in complete secrecy this week, and only afterward was the public allowed to see many of the provisions passed under its name.

Jul 13 02:29

The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth - John Pilger

The other night, I saw George Orwells's '1984' performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell's warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."

Jul 13 02:02

Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata

At least 80 percent of all audio calls are gathered and stored by the NSA, whistleblower William Binney has revealed. -- The former code-breaker says the spy agency’s ultimate aim is no less than total population control.

Jul 12 17:27

Given US/UK/Israel wars and lust for more, what do two ‘supreme Law’ treaties say about lawful and unlawful war?

*hyperlinks live at source*
The short answer is war is lawful only in self-defense from armed attack by another nation’s government, and lawful response is to arrest US/UK/Israel leaderships for unlawful Wars of Aggression.

Background history: It’s easy to document the US as a neocolonial empire; offspring of Europe’s lust for material wealth that spawned two world wars in the century within which all current adults were born.

All of our families sacrificed through those wars. Please take a moment to feel what they went through. Please take a moment to experience the cumulative costs inflicted by “developed” nations’ imperialism and wars, including Israel’s escalating unlawful War of Aggression on Palestine that make Gaza the world’s largest concentration camp.

Jul 12 16:17

Percentage of Uninsured Americans Lowest Ever

Obamacare’s Dramatic Impact On The Uninsured

Jul 12 16:09

Blaming the Gun, Not the Shooter — Especially if He's a Cop

Alas, guns aren’t reliably benign even in the consecrated hands of the state’s duly commissioned agents of officially sanctioned violence.

Jul 12 15:57

The Senate is giving more power to the NSA, in secret. Everyone should fight it

One of the most underrated benefits of Edward Snowden's leaks was how they forced the US Congress to shelve the dangerous, privacy-destroying legislation– then known as Cispa – that so many politicians had been so eager to pass under the guise of "cybersecurity". Now a version of the bill is back, and apparently its authors want to keep you in the dark about it for as long as possible.

Now it's called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa), and it is a nightmare for civil liberties. Indeed, it's unclear how this kind of law would even improve cybersecurity. The bill was marked up and modified by the Senate intelligence committee in complete secrecy this week, and only afterward was the public allowed to see many of the provisions passed under its name.

Jul 12 15:55

Cops pummel, tase, shoot suspect with bean bags in video — but no investigation done

The two-hour-long video shows two Bellingham police officers strike him repeatedly with their batons and doused with pepper spray

Jul 12 14:56

Facebook Comments Protected Under The First Amendment, Wisconsin Judge Rules

In Smith’s profanity-filled comments he called the officers “f****** racist basturds [sic]” and likened them to male genitalia.

Poor little piggies feelings got hurt

Jul 12 14:55

Homeland Security Secretary visits the FLETC facility

Created: 07/11/2014 6:13 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

President Obama’s multi-billion dollar plan to end the immigration crisis is hung up in Congress. A 2008 law allows each of those children a hearing, but Republicans want the law repealed and the children deported ASAP.

400 Central American women and children are now living at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. And just about everyone in Artesia has an opinion about it.

"I can say I don't want them here," said Shelley Choate.

“Well, I feel like they’re already broke the law why should we have to pay to set them up too," said Valeria Kathryn Perry.

“If they know how to get in, then they know how to get out so it's scary, it's scary," said Janie Smith.

Jul 12 14:38

Worst than Nixon:

poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II

Jul 12 13:45

CA Bill Would Allow Secret Seizure of Firearms Based on Just One Complaint

A controversial bill currently before the California state Senate would allow the secret seizure of a state resident’s firearms based on a single complaint that they pose a risk of committing an act of violence made by “an immediate family member, licensed therapist, or licensed health care provider.”

Jul 12 11:43

William Binney: The NSA’s Ultimate Goal is Total Population Control

“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control,” said Binney, who believes the government is fighting for a future where surveillance is ubiquitous and government intrusion unlimited.

Jul 12 10:26

UN Security Council Calls For Ceasefire!

Saturday, July 12
16:56 GMT:

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine, citing serious concerns about the protection of civilians on both sides.

"The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012 ceasefire," the 15-member body said in a statement.

Jul 12 10:21

Trent Franks Blasts Obama's Cowardly, Unprecedented Betrayal of Israel

Politicians like this betray America IMHO!

Earlier this week Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) blasted the Obama administration's handling of the unfolding military crisis developing between Israel and Palestine saying "I thought nothing this president could ever say or do would surprise me anymore, but this flushed and breathless rush to embrase terrorists launching rockets at Israeli children is an unprecedented act of cowardice and betrayal"

Jul 12 09:48

Police faked 9-1-1 phone calls to warrantlessly search homes

Officers entered properties by claiming emergency calls were made, except they weren't. A dubious police tactic has come to light, in which officers used falsified information in order to gain ‘consent’ to search private properties without a warrant.

Officers in Durham have apparently discovered that they can create the legal pretext for a search by lying about calls to 9-1-1 emergency services that never actually took place. The tactic is apparently legal — and commonplace — according to an officer’s sworn statements.

Jul 12 09:02

Jean-Claude Juncker tells Britain: There is NO hope of limiting immigrants into UK

Jean-Claude Juncker said EU member states could combat abuse of their systems but the basic right of workers to be able to move around the union was fundamental and not up for negotiation.

He was quizzed in the European Parliament by members of the UK Independence Party and its sister eurosceptic parties including from Italy and Sweden as part of his campaign to win MEPs' support as next Commission president.

David Cameron last month tried to block Mr Juncker's nomination for the post by the EU's 28 member governments, arguing the former Luxembourg PM was a politician of the past and a pro-centraliser who could not deliver the reforms Europe needed.

Jul 12 09:00

Diego Garcia: Investigation into Government complicity in CIA programme is 'expedient on grounds of national security', says senior MP

A senior MP has called for a far reaching investigation into the extent of British complicity in the CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme, following the revelation that flight records from the Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia have been lost.

Andrew Tyrie, a leading campaigner for British accountability on extraordinary rendition, said the admission on Wednesday by the Foreign Office that flight logs for American aircraft using the UK-owned island had been destroyed meant the “full truth” of whether there was British knowledge of the practice may now never be known.

The Conservative MP and chairman of the Commons’ Treasury select committee tabled the question which lead to FCO ministers admitting that flight records for 2002 - the only year in which Washington has admitted extraordinary rendition flights landed in Diego Garcia - had been partially lost due to “water damage”.

Jul 12 08:32

Constitutional Threat Assessment

“Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.”

Jul 12 07:42

Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill

A new cybersecurity bill poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government extraordinary powers to silence potential whistleblowers, and exempts these dangerous new powers from transparency laws.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 ("CISA") was scheduled to be marked up by the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday but has been delayed until after next week's congressional recess. The response to the proposed legislation from the privacy, civil liberties, tech, and open government communities was quick and unequivocal – this bill must not go through.

The bill would create a massive loophole in our existing privacy laws by allowing the government to ask companies for "voluntary" cooperation in sharing information, including the content of our communications, for cybersecurity purposes. But the definition they are using for the so-called "cybersecurity information" is so broad it could sweep up huge amounts of innocent Americans' personal data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we absolutely do NOT have in this country is "cybersecurity"; what we do have is industrial-strength cyberinsecurity. This means nothng gets typed into your computer that you do not want the entire world, or universe, to read, and you do not say anythng on your phone that you do now want broadcast for the world to hear.

Of course, the really bad guys are already encrypted against this; it is just normal, innocent, ordinary working Americans who have to be concerned about this pernicious breach of privacy, should this bill get passed.

Jul 12 07:41

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit.

Jul 12 05:57

Cops Rethink Plan To Give Teen A Boner For Justice

"Police in Virginia will not proceed with controversial plans to photograph a 17-year-old boy's genitalia as evidence in a sexting case against him.

Jul 12 05:55

'Militarized' SWAT Teams Under Scrutiny as Toddler Recovers From Grenade

Police SWAT teams are coming under growing pressure after a 19-month-old boy was critically injured by a SWAT grenade in his crib in Georgia.

The boy, Bounkham Phonesavanh — known as Bou — is undergoing rehabilitation back home in Wisconsin this week after he was released from an Atlanta-area hospital following more than a month of treatment, which included putting him in a medically induced coma.

** Warning ** Graphic photos

Jul 12 05:55

Video: Feds, state and county agencies deploy small army (and air force) to town of 850 to detain man on child pornography charges.

Black Hawk choppers used to arrest a pervert in Livingston, Ill.

Jul 12 05:53

Wall Street Teams Up with U.S. Intelligence Cronies in Bid to Form Fascist “Cyber War Council”

Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas?

How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”

It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street.

Recognizing that it can seemingly get whatever it wants whenever it wants, the industry is now positioning itself to overtly control U.S. “cyber” policy.
What could go wrong?

Jul 12 05:34

"There's a table of doctors sitting right next to him and none of them are doing shit

Newly released emergency dispatch tapes reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran

who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital

Jul 12 05:17

US Gov hired 76,735 new employees in 2013

FOR WHAT?

a drop of more than 14.5 percent compared to the previous year.

36.2 percent of new hires are filling jobs at Department of Defense agencies

Jul 12 04:03

Coming to America: Mercenary Justice

There is as yet no legal barrier to wholesale deployment of mercenary soldiers to U.S. cities. Such forces occupied New Orleans in 2005, two years before Blackwater troops massacred Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square. Could Times Square be next?

Jul 12 02:38

Spain passes watered down 'anti-protest' law

The draft Citizen Security Law was greeted with outrage by many when it was unveiled in November 2013.

Jul 11 15:28

US lawmaker warns ISIL could build ‘dirty bomb’

A US lawmaker in the House of Representatives has warned that militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant can build “a dirty bomb” with nuclear materials thought to be in their hands.

“We should be very concerned,” Rep. Peter King (R-New York) said Thursday on Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File.’

Jul 11 14:30

Claim: Feds Detain, Threaten to Cavity Search Journalist At Border

“It would appear that DoD officials are somehow more threatened by a journalist reporting on illegal immigration than they are with illegal aliens using military accommodations at taxpayers’ expense while homeless vets wander the streets...”

Jul 11 14:00

VIDEO: Man Arrested For Asking Cops A Question

Sheriff's Deputy: "Are you a badass, is that what you're saying?"

Jul 11 13:33

VIDEO : Homeland Security, Feds Swarm Small Town in Bizarre Unannounced Show of Force

Homeland Security agents, backed by police SWAT teams, armored vehicles and a Black Hawk helicopter staged a bizarre unannounced show of force in front of a school in a small Illinois town, scenes which will exacerbate concerns about the increasing militarization of U.S. law enforcement.

Jul 11 13:17

Financial Institutions Fear Global Revolution

The “bleak” reality is that these and other big banks and financial institutions have repeatedly collapsed the global economy and profited along the way, punishing entire societies and populations into poverty through a process of plundering and exploitation as governments feared the wrath of “financial markets.”

Jul 11 11:19

First Lady of Guatemala: Illegal immigrants not refuges escaping violence

Rosa Leal de Pérez, the first lady of Guatemala, believes the influx of illegal immigrant children into the United States has nothing to do with violence.

Jul 11 10:58

FEDS Set Up Tiny Free Speech Zones Once Again – Are They Insane?

Almost hysterically, the Federal government has once again set up TINY ‘free speech zones’ in Murrietta, Texas, despicably forgetting that THE ENTIRE COUNTRY is a ‘free speech zone’ in accordance with the 1st Amendment and the United States Constitution.

Seemingly attempting to set up another ‘Bundy Ranch’ situation in which Americans put the FEDS in their proper place when it comes to WHEN AND WHERE ‘free speech’ takes place, are they actually TRYING to set-up another Bundy Ranch situation, where the 2nd Amendment once again comes to the rescue of the 1st? Will ANYONE down in the border region of Texas actually FALL FOR THESE SAD TRICKS that the federal government is attempting to impose upon the people of America? When will the federal government REMEMBER that they are merely SERVANTS TO the American people?

Jul 11 10:25

If Obama actually cared about homeland security or Islamic terror he would seal the border

The “Department of Homeland Security” is a total farce. So is the “war on terror”. As you will see, the reality of the matter is that the Obama administration could not care less about either one of them. As millions of illegal immigrants pour across our southern border, a lot of really bad people are coming with them.

Jul 11 10:01

Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

Journalists and historians argue the White House has been more secret than previous occupants -- Advancements in technology have fueled this White House’s obsession with controlling the message.

Jul 11 09:48

White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

The White House is standing by a statement on its website claiming that border security is at its strongest in history even in the face of a spiraling border crisis in Texas.

Jul 11 09:06

Huge public sector strikes hit Britain

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you choose to live a simpler life, that is austerity. When the government orders you to live a simpler life, that is DICTATORSHIP!

Jul 11 08:55

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art

When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston 10 years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit by a federal agent months later and the addition of his name to a government database of suspicious activity.

But his case is hardly unique. Similar circumstances have befallen four other people, who are suing the government over so-called suspicious activity reports, or SARs, filed against them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, the collective paranoia of this government knows no bounds, under Obama's watch.

I really hope this lawsuit is stunningly successful.

Jul 11 08:44

Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

The Justice Department has decided not to pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility, McClatchy has confirmed.

"The department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation," said Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr.

The news marks an apparent end to an extraordinary feud that spilled into the public forum in early March over the committee’s report on the agency’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program. The dispute included competing Justice Department referrals, with both the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee accusing the other side of criminal conduct throughout the course of the interrogation study.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that Obama's "Justice" department did not want to have the report on "enhanced interrogation" (translation: torture) see the light of day.

Jul 11 08:41

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Facebook has been spying on users' ethnicities, political views, romantic partners, and even how they talk to their children. (Unlike the mood study, the Facebook studies listed below are observational; they don't attempt to change users' behavior.)

It's unlikely Facebook users have heard about most of these studies, they've consented to them; the social network's Data Use Policy states: "We may use the information we receive about you…for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is why you keep your face book page absolutely vanilla, and do not say anything you don't want broadcast to either the entire world, or the technoids doing these kinds of studies.

Jul 11 08:25

Terminally-ill man charged with felonies for treating himself with marijuana

What a sick country!
LONG GROVE, IA — A man with terminal cancer of the blood vessels is being put on trial for growing marijuana plants that he used to ease his suffering. If he survives long enough to be convicted, he could face 3 years in prison, which he believes will be a certain death sentence.
Deadly Cancer

Benton Mackenzie, 48, languishes in pain in his parents basement, diagnosed with a rare disease called angiosarcoma, which leaves him covered in tumors that appear as painful skin lesions.

Angiosarcoma is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. It accounts for only 0.1% of all adult cancers, and only 30% of patients survive more than 5 years, according to Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc.

Jul 11 07:43

Feds Investigate “Racist” Depiction of Obama as a Zombie

Making fun of the president is now considered a domestic threat requiring DOJ intervention!

Jul 11 07:30

Gearing Up: Albuquerque Police Department To Buy 350+ AR-15 Rifles

New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money. The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase

Jul 11 06:58

US knew about Snowden file destruction at UK newspaper

The White House were given the heads up that UK authorities were to force The Guardian newspaper to destroy hard drives containing top secret NSA documents.

Emails obtained by the Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate that US intelligence officers including NSA chief Keith Alexander were notified about Britain’s intent to retrieve the classified papers.

The leaks showed that the NSA were conducting monitoring internet activity all over the world.

The emails praised the UK’s actions in the Guardian offices, and one email written by a senior NSA official described the act as “good news”.

Jul 11 06:18

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality'

Jul 11 05:30

ICE agents now investigating those who report on illegal alien crime

No longer allowed to conduct work site enforcement raids, nor enforce immigration laws within the interior of this country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have apparently been ordered by the Obama administration to investigate/intimidate that rare handful of reporters who dare keep the public informed as to the threat posed to this nation by criminal aliens...Namely, this columnist.

On June 4, 2014, I, your humble reporter, received an email from ICE Agent Fred (The agent has asked that his full name not be used out of concern for his personal safety, and being a patriot, I am complying with that request.), who was asking what proof I had that certain individuals named as child sex-crime suspects were illegal aliens.

Jul 11 05:21

TSA misses loaded gun, knife on passengers boarding separate London-bound flights

EXCLUSIVE – A TSA agent blamed for letting one man carrying a loaded handgun and another with a flip knife board Phoenix-to-London flights on the same day last month is out of a job, FoxNews.com has learned.

Both passengers flew the more than 10 hour flights to London with the weapons in their carry-on bags, sources told FoxNews.com. Neither passenger tried to use the weapons while aboard the flights, though the shocking security lapse raises obvious questions about whether passengers with bad intentions might slip through security.Both weapons were found by security officials at London's Heathrow Airport as they attempted to transfer onto connecting flights.

In the more serious of the two June 22 incidents, William Joseph Richardson was going through transfer screening at Heathrow Airport to board a British Airways flight to Paris when airport security discovered his loaded Glock handgun, according to a document reviewed by FoxNews.com.

Jul 11 04:39

Gun Confiscation Begins in New York?

Second amendment activists are expressing concern that authorities in New York state have begun moving towards mass gun confiscation after a man had all his firearms seized by police over a 15-year-old misdemeanor charge.

In a post on the nyfirearms.com forum entitled, “NY State Police Just Came to My Home and Took Everything,” a Nassau County man describes how he received a visit from State Police who wanted to inspect the serial number of a semi-automatic rifle he had just purchased.

Jul 11 04:16

Germany says expulsion of U.S. spy chief was inevitable

(Reuters) - Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an adequate, inevitable response following fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

"Our decision to ask the current representative of the U.S. intelligence services to leave Germany is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred," Steinmeier told reporters.

"Taking action was unavoidable, in my opinion. We need and expect a relationship based on trust."

true He added a strong transatlantic partnership was especially important now given international crises. He would tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when they meet in Vienna at the weekend for talks on Iran's nuclear programme that Germany was eager to revive that partnership on the basis of mutual trust.

Jul 11 03:52

Bloomberg Calls Colorado a “Rural and Roadless” Backwater for Challenging Gun Control

The man who puts his foot in his mouth more than pretty much anyone else, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called Colorado “rural” and “roadless” in a recent Rolling Stone article (which has since been pulled, but is supposed to be back up Monday) for the backlash against his gun control agenda from parts of the state.

Jul 11 01:16

Miami-Dade Police Urge Residents To Arm Themselves After Possible Budget Cuts

“If the mayor’s not going to provide security….get yourself some firearms because you’re going to have to protect yourselves” -- John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, has warned Florida residents to arm themselves because the police are not coming.

Jul 11 00:41

Officer who fired gun, not Taser, faces charge

A police officer here who said he meant to fire his Taser, not his handgun, has been charged with a misdemeanor in the shooting of a fleeing panhandler.

Jul 10 20:35

VIDEO: Police Shoot Black Lab Through Vehicle Window, Claim It Was ‘lunging’ Pit Bull

"We came outside and saw a police officer with a gun in his hand..."

Jul 10 20:34

Book Review: ‘A people’s history of American Empire’

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

8-minute video on this book, narrated by Viggo Mortensen

Corporate media presents a “Disneyfied” lie of American history in its public education history texts and so-called “news”; lies of omission and commission easily verified with a few moment’s attention.

As a National Board Certified Teacher of History, I do so for my high school students (feel free to e-mail me for a full copy of the assignment: Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu). One source of inspiration is Howard Zinn; author of the ~2 million-selling, A people’s history of the United States.

Jul 10 20:33

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking?

Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him,

Jul 10 20:16

Judge: Palm Springs can withhold officers’ names in on-duty shootings

Despite a 6-1 ruling by the California Supreme Court

Jul 10 19:50

ISIS and Al Nusra Just Got Their Hands on 88 Pounds of Uranium - No Big Deal Says Washington

The Uranium that ISIS now possesses is not suitable for a nuclear bomb, but there are other ways to use radioactive material as a weapon. Yesterday the Iraqi government announced a startling new development: ISIS has managed to make off with 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University.
Comment

Jul 10 19:21

U.S. bank penalties now exceed the GDP of most countries

The combined tally for Bank of America, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC) could easily exceed $100 billion by the time all the dust has settled. Wells Fargo (arguably not a “Wall Street” bank, since it’s based in California) is the only member of the big four that hasn’t reached a deal with the FHFA involving overly risky mortgages

Jul 10 18:43

VIDEO: Police Shoot Black Lab Through Vehicle Window, Claim It Was ‘lunging’ Pit Bull

"We came outside and saw a police officer with a gun in his hand..."

Jul 10 18:41

DEA Gets Unchecked Access To Call Records; Taught To Lie About Where They Got Them

Documents show DEA and law enforcement have unchecked access to database agents and officers are never allowed to talk about -- not even inside a courtroom

Jul 10 18:26

MS-13 Actively Recruiting Illegal Alien Minors at U.S. Shelters

The nation’s most violent street gangs—including Mara Salvatrucha—are actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing illegal immigrant minors and they’re using Red Cross phones to communicate, a Homeland Security source tells Judicial Watch.

Jul 10 18:20

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

Sullivan issued the order as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch

Jul 10 17:41

When They Say The US Federal Reserve Note Is Based On Nothing , Even That Is A Whitewashing

When They Say The US Federal Reserve Note Is Based On Nothing , Even That Is A Whitewashing .

(*It's Based On Killing People .)

Jul 10 17:36

Cops spewed obscenities as they forcibly evicted the innocent residents from their homes.

Two homes forcibly commandeered by police, innocent homeowners arrested

Jul 10 16:27

APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles

Salt in the wounds!

Created: 07/09/2014 10:39 PM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexico's largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.

The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles -- the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.

According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary.

"You're asking for trouble, in my opinion," Peter Simonson, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Mexico said.

Jul 10 15:48

Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!!

Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act. Here is a link to a video where Delaware county Sheriff Mills talks about how he refused to do one of the confiscations.

Jul 10 15:38

The Crazy World That Children Must Conform To

A short look at the world around you... and a message from the powerful people who run the world. You are wrong if you don't conform.

Jul 10 15:36

A Perpetual Border Crisis Thanks To President Obama!

never let a crisis go to waste

Buried IRS, Benganzi, Fast and Furious, VA Scandals

Jul 10 13:47

Breaking: Greenwald Reveals 5 Americans Targeted By NSA

On Wednesday, journalist Glenn Greenwald has finally named names. And those names, as reported by The Intercept, include five politically active Muslim-Americans, who didn’t actually pose threats to national security.

These American citizens were targeted for surveillance between 2002 and 2008 due to their political activity.

Jul 10 13:05

EPA claims it has the power to garnish wages without court approval

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

Jul 10 13:03

Filter On The Roof!

Following the IDF difficulties in defeating Hamas’s ballistic warfare, the Israeli Government is now urgently searching for contractors with some advanced experience in large scale reinforced concrete constructions. The mission ahead is the building of a solid concrete roof over the entire Jewish State. PM Netanyahu is determined that the only way to defend Israel’s populated area is to cover the Jewish State with a thick layer of iron and cement.

Jul 10 12:41

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington reeks of the stench of evil

Paul Craig Roberts

Alone among the governments in the world, Washington requires sovereign governments to follow Washington’s laws even when Washington’s laws contradict the laws of sovereign countries. Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or “be bombed into the stone age.”

Washington violates diplomatic immunity and forces down the planes of presidents of sovereign countries to be illegally searched.

Washington ordered its UK vassal to violate the laws and conventions governing political asylum and to refuse free passage to Julian Assange to Ecuador.

Washington ordered Russia to violate its laws and to hand over Edward Snowden.

Russia is strong enough to refuse to comply with Washington’s orders.

Jul 10 10:54

Arrivederci Bolzano

The following is a farewell note from the owners of Bolzano Artisan meats:

By this point, you already know how we were forced to shut down because of actions by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, but now the financial damage has forced us to close our doors on our plant on Holton Street for good. We are working behind the scenes to relaunch the company, perhaps with the help of other great local food innovators in our state. It might take months, it might take many years - we just can't tell at this point.

Even though it's the end for Bolzano Artisan Meats production at our little plant, our love of great heirloom pork, sustainable farming, and the history and science of dry curing will continue in some form or another. We might be teaching classes, making podcasts, working on political issues that effect artisan food processors, or just sharing our passion for good farming and great eating with all of you.

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"You will eat your corporate produced GMO-laced wood-pulp-filled Soylent Brown AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 10 10:32

Zionism Unmasked: “Anti-Semitic” – the label that stops criticism

In 2004, the US Congress passed the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. The Act defines a person as being anti-Semitic for holding any of a number of beliefs.

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Jul 10 10:32

Exclusive: More Military Bases Asked to Provide Facilities for Illegal Aliens

As the border crisis continues, the Department of Defense is requesting that additional military bases make housing facilities and land available to accommodate a continued influx of illegal alien children.

According to information provided exclusively to Breitbart through a source requesting anonymity, Major General John T. Winters has specifically requested installation support for the Department of Homeland Security to provide temporary housing to unaccompanied alien children. The request requires bases to report any facilities across the U.S. that meet the following minimum specifications: a 24,000 square foot building, 15 acres of land "level and clear," and access to utilities. The information is due to be reported by Wednesday afternoon, July 9. As the border crisis continues, the Department of Defense is requesting that additional military bases make housing facilities and land available to accommodate a continued influx of illegal alien children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for housing these illegal immigrants on military encampments is simple; should reporters, or, God forbid, members of congress actually want to inspect these facilities to find out what is really going on, they can be rebuffed in the name of "national security"

Unfortunately, however, the United States of American HAS no "national security", courtesy of a deliberate Obama administration decision to completely leave our Southern borders undefended.

They are now undefended against disease; against possible "terrorists" sneaking in; and this economy will crash, because the US government doesn't have the money to pay for all of the services these illegal aliens will require.

But perhaps a "controlled economic crash" is precisely what the White House wants to have happen. As reported in zerohedge.com two days ago:

So just maybe the Fed fully intends on heeding the advice of the BIS, and is strategically positioning itself as a stalwart dove to shield itself from the public fallout of it’s orchestrated financial calamity. A particularly sound play from a political perspective in the event that things don’t go as smoothly as planned. One thing is certain at this point: An intentionally orchestrated crash is the direct recommendation of the BIS, per it’s annual report. That this action exists as a potential policy measure is now confirmed. The remaining question is: Would the Federal Reserve pursue such a policy measure openly, or behind the same curtains from which most of their historic policies were enacted. As we re-think Mrs. Yellen’s speech to the IMF, we are less certain that the Fed is as unwilling to intervene as Mrs Yellen would have us believe. Bringing forward the next leg of the cycle, may well be on the Fed’s agenda.

Jul 10 09:56

How the War on Drugs and the War on Terror Merged Into One Disastrous War on All Americans

The war on terror and the war on drugs have merged to form a hydra-headed monster that rapaciously targets Americans, particularly communities of color. Tactics and legislation used to fight terrorism in the U.S. have been turned on drug users, with disastrous consequences measured in lives, limbs and cash.

Jul 10 08:52

Petition: Let’s Put Up “Unaccompanied” Illegals at White House

In response to inaction by the Obama administration and the federal government to confront the tidal wave of illegal immigrants streaming over the border into Texas, Alex Jones and Infowars have posted a petition on the “We the People” page at the White House.

We demand Obama and Congress take responsibility for the unprecedented influx of so-called “unaccompanied minors” streaming across the border. Specifically, since there is no practical way at this point to prevent thousands of people daily from illegally crossing into the United States – short of militarizing the southern border – we demand Obama and Congress house the immigrants in Washington DC.

Jul 10 07:47

Germany Blesses “Bail-In” Deposit Confiscation Plan For Failing EU Banks

One year earlier than required, the German government approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks across Europe. As WSJ reports, Germany “leads the way” in Europe by implementing European rules quickly and “creates instruments that allow the winding-down of big systemically relevant institutions without putting the financial stability at risk.” What this means is that taxpayers (theoretically) will not be on the hook (though in reality we are sure the mutually assured destruction defense will be played – especially if Deutsche runs into problems) but as German authorities explain, “This ensures that in times of crisis mainly owners and creditors will contribute to solving the crisis, and not taxpayers.” As a gentle reminder – creditors includes depositors… remember Cyprus?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, if the FED can take our gold, then the banks can take your savings accounts! Fair is fair!!"

Jul 10 05:30

Emergency laws to monitor phone and internet records 'to stop terrorists'

Emergency laws will be brought in next week to force phone and internet companies to hold records of customers’ calls, texts and visits to websites.

The fast-track measures are necessary to defend national security against the terrorist threat from Iraq and Syria, David Cameron said.

The consequences of not acting are “grave”, the Prime Minister said.

The measures are a response to a ruling by the European Court of Justice which struck down regulations that enabled communications companies from retaining data for police use for a year.

Internet and phone companies will soon start deleting it – a move that will have “serious consequences” for police and counter-terror investigations, Downing Street said.

Jul 10 05:13

Emergency powers to be rushed into law to allow MI5 and police to monitor every phone call, text and email

The emergency Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill will be rushed onto the statute book next week, after cross-party talks between Mr Cameron, his Lib Dem deputy Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband.

But critics condemned the 'stitch-up' which will see the laws 'railroaded' through Parliament with little scrutiny.

...

Senior Labour MP Tom Watson condemned the way the laws were being rushed without giving Parliament chance to scrutinise it properly.

‘The government were aware of this European Court of Justice ruling six weeks ago and what we are seeing now is they are railroading through legislation,’ he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

‘No-one in civic society has got a chance to form a view on this. It’s a stitch-up.

‘It is a secret deal between the three parties and it will go through next week as they have done this deal.’

Jul 10 04:10

The Federal Reserve Won’t Let Germany Inspect It’s Own Gold

The National Security Agency isn’t the only American organization upsetting some Germans. The US Federal Reserve holds 45 percent of Germany’s gold assets, and a plan to bring much of that back to its homeland is in jeopardy. Efforts to transport or even audit the billions of dollars worth of precious metal held by the US are being impeded by politics and the Fed itself, creating frustration for many of the plans supporters.

Jul 10 03:57

Power grab: EPA wants to GARNISH WAGES of anyone they say is a "polluter"

EPA officials did not respond to repeated questions by The Washington Times about why they thought it was necessary to garnish people’s wages.

Jul 10 03:54

Police dogs are being trained to sniff out hard drives (for porn)

It is for the children

Jul 10 03:13

Gaza Death Toll Over 60, Israel Vows To Intensify Airstrikes

The death toll in Gaza has risen to 64 after 14 people – including seven women and children – were killed in Israeli airstrikes as Operation Protective Edge entered its third day. At least 18 children have been killed since Tuesday.

Jul 10 02:48

Israeli Airstrike Hits Cafe Packed With People Watching World Cup

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza on July 09, 2014 hit a civilian cafe packed with people watching the world cup.

Jul 09 23:01

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth About the American Police State

It’s vogue, trendy and appropriate to look to dystopian literature as a harbinger of what we’re experiencing at the hands of the government. Certainly, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm have much to say about government tyranny, corruption, and control, as does Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. Yet there are also older, simpler, more timeless stories—folk tales and fairy tales—that speak just as powerfully to the follies and foibles in our nature as citizens and rulers alike that give rise to tyrants and dictatorships.

Jul 09 22:44

I filmed the LAPD assaulting me at pro-Israel demo

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) assaulted me without provocation as I spoke to and filmed participants at a pro-Israel rally on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. by the Israeli consulate this evening.

Jul 09 22:31

82 shot, 15 fatally, over holiday weekend in Chicago

Ha, experts said weak gun laws to blame

Jul 09 18:31

These White Boxes Could Track Your Every Move

In fall 2013, Seattle, WA, residents noticed mysterious white boxes installed on street corners throughout downtown Seattle. Their interest only grew when curious WiFi networks with the names of those street corners began to pop up on their mobile phones as available networks to connect to. The boxes and WiFi turned out to be a wireless mesh network set up by the city for emergency personnel to communicate in case of a disaster.

Jul 09 17:58

Breaking news!: Sunni insurgents take over nuclear materials in northern Iraq

They just keep tryin to set up a false flag! Some of the commenters have already caught on. Not goin ta work!

Iraq says “terrorist groups” have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north. Iraq's UN envoy has appealed for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

According to Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, about 40 kilograms of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University. He added that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

"Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:10

Agency Examines 67 Claims Of Retaliation Against VA Whistleblowers

An independent federal agency is investigating 67 active complaints of employee retaliation at VA health facilities in 28 states, according to testimony before a House panel Tuesday.

Jul 09 13:48

U.S. officials played a role in Chilean killings following 1973 coup, says Chilean judge

It happened 41 years ago, but the aftershocks of an event known in Chile as “el once” continue to reverberate still.

Pronounced “el own-say,” the phrase means “the eleventh,” and it refers to the military coup on September 11, 1973, that overthrew the democratically elected government of Marxist president Salvador Allende, replacing it with 17 years of harsh dictatorial rule under Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

You may have seen the 1982 movie about the coup and its aftermath, entitled Missing, directed by Constantin Costa-Gavras, and starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek.

The film depicts events surrounding the capture and execution of two Americans – Charles Horman, 31, and Frank Teruggi, 24 – a crime carried out by Chilean security forces in the wake of the U.S-backed coup.

Jul 09 13:29

‘Militarized’ SWAT Teams Under Scrutiny as Toddler Recovers From Grenade

Police SWAT teams are coming under growing pressure after a 19-month-old boy was critically injured by a SWAT grenade in his crib in Georgia. -- The boy, Bounkham Phonesavanh — known as Bou — is undergoing rehabilitation back home in Wisconsin this week after he was released from an Atlanta-area hospital following more than a month of treatment, which included putting him in a medically induced coma.

Jul 09 12:05

Cops Use Traffic Stops To Seize Millions From Drivers Never Charged With A Crime

A deputy for the Humboldt County’s Sheriff Office in rural Nevada has been accused of confiscating over $60,000 from drivers who were never charged with a crime. These cash seizures are now the subject of two federal lawsuits and are the latest to spotlight a little-known police practice called civil forfeiture.

Jul 09 11:31

Think Tank Proposes $3.3 Trillion Tax Hike

America is undertaxed, and the result is underfunding of public investments that would improve our economy and the overall welfare of Americans. Fortunately, Congress has several straightforward policy options to raise revenue, mostly by closing or limiting loopholes and special subsidies imbedded in the tax code that benefit wealthy individuals and profitable businesses.

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BULL BISCUITS! America is taxed to the point of paralysis! This think tank is operating from the mindset that all problems are solved by taking more away from the people, apparently clueless that We The People cannot pay these higher taxes in an age where wages and salaries are being hammered into the ground and 90 million Americans cannot find a job at all!

It must be nice living in a little bubble of fantasy where you make huge bucks for fairy-tale solutions to real-world problems!

Jul 09 10:56

Finance and the Holy See: creating a central bank

The Vatican is setting up a ‘central bank’ as part of an overhaul of its finances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rather odd thing for a church that used to forbid usury!

Jul 09 10:36

NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'

For more than a year now, the world has closely followed revelations disclosed by former American intelligence worker Edward Snowden. The documents from the whistleblower's archive have fueled an at times fierce debate over the sense and legality of the National Security Agency's (NSA) sheer greed for data.

In its current issue, SPIEGEL conducted two interviews it hopes will contribute to the debate. The first is with two major critics of the NSA's work -- human rights activist and lawyer Jesselyn Radack, who represents Snowden, and former spy Thomas Drake. The second interview is with John Podesta, a special advisor to United States President Barack Obama.

Jul 09 09:58

US Military Studied How to Influence Twitter Users in Darpa-funded Research

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Jul 09 09:54

Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House

Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick. Labs then screen the samples for diseases. While many states allow for discarding the samples at that point, this bill would collect each newborn’s DNA in federal databases for subsequent medical research and, in one state, tracking its owners’ education progress.

Jul 09 09:48

Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama’s ‘politically-driven suppression of news’

In unprecedented criticism of the White House, 38 journalism groups have assailed the president’s team for censoring media coverage, limiting access to top officials and overall “politically-driven suppression of the news.”

Jul 09 09:39

City of Houston Sues Couple for Too Many Garage Sales

Jorge and Maria Ramos have been holding daily garage sales since 2011, making a little money to supplement Jorge’s disability income. He is blind in both eyes. They even have a permit from the state and thought they were doing everything by the book.

Jul 09 09:29

Second US Spy Busted In Germany In One Week

It just hasn't been a good week for the CIA. A year after Edward Snowden revealed that the US was bugging Angela Merkel's cell phone, first one then, moments ago, Suddeutsche Zeitung revealed that a second "spy case" involving the US (read CIA) have been revealed. According to SZ, an unidentified man working in military-related area likely to be questioned today over suspicion of spying for a U.S. intelligence service in Germany. The home and office of the suspect were being searched in Berlin area. SZ adds that the case is more serious than unrelated allegations against double agent at BND Federal Intelligence Service that emerged last week.

Jul 09 08:18

Why Should Anyone Trust a Government That Kills, Maims, Tortures, Lies, Spies, Cheats, and Treats Its Citizens Like Criminals?

“Why should anyone trust a government that has condoned torture, spied on at least 35 world leaders, supports indefinite detention, places bugs in thousands of computers all over the world, kills innocent people with drone attacks, promotes the post office to log mail for law enforcement agencies and arbitrarily authorizes targeted assassinations? Or, for that matter, a president that instituted the Insider Threat Program, which was designed to get government employees to spy on each other and ‘turn themselves and others in for failing to report breaches,’ which includes ‘any unauthorized disclosure of anything, not just classified materials.’” — Professor Henry Giroux

Jul 09 07:57

Escalating Domestic Warfare

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report titled “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing,” shedding much needed light on the emergence of a militarist ethos in policing across the nation.

In a review of public records, such as incident reports, requested from more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 25 states and the District of Columbia, the ACLU found that, from the responses received, 818 SWAT operations from 20 local law enforcement agencies located in 11 states fully met their research criteria, which took geographic diversity into account, among other factors. The SWAT incidents that were analyzed fell in the time period between July 2010 and last October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a war against American citizens, courtesy of the Federal government, is precisely what we have going on right now. The ever-escalating police violence against Americans is only one symptom of the systemic problems with which we are dealing.

Good jobs continue to get offshored/outsourced with a vengeance; the US government is broke from these illegal and immoral wars; our education system is completely dysfunctional, save for a handful of private schools; between the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and the NDAA, the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been eviscerated; and homeless Veterans sleep in our streets, many times with zero ability to get the medical care they desperately need when they need it. Many of the people in Detroit have had their water turned off, but the US government has billions to fork out to Israel, even though this is illegal under the Symington amendment, because Israel is a nuclear armed nation which refuses to join the NNPT or have its nuclear sites inspected.

And Congress?!? Completely zero credibility these days, consisting mostly millionaires at this point, who don't give a damn about the citizens they allegedly represent, but spend all their time courting the large corporations which fund their election cycles.

This just...bites, and I frankly do not see any way out of it, short of either a complete economic collapse in the US, or a world war. Not a pleasant alternative either way.

Jul 09 07:44

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document.

The proposal by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, known as Sifma, calls for a committee of executives and deputy-level representatives from at least eight U.S. agencies including the Treasury Department, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, all led by a senior White House official.

The trade association also reveals in the document that Sifma has retained former NSA director Keith Alexander to “facilitate” the joint effort with the government. Alexander, in turn, has brought in Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and his firm, Chertoff Group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than ever before, please do NOT have any more money in your personal bank account than you absolutely need with which to pay your bills.

This is not only a lousy idea, but also, the charges depositors will ultimately face will be epically nasty. IF these services will cost one million dollars per month, you can bet your sweet bippy that it will not be the banks absorbing those costs at all.

Jul 09 07:36

'I've been banned by the BBC!': Ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson, a passionate climate change sceptic, accuses BBC bosses of silencing debate on global warming

It is hard to imagine a more blatant breach of its charter, which commits it to political balance, or a more blatant betrayal of the people’s trust, on which the continuation of its licence fee depends.

The BBC justifies its unique compulsory funding model — a television tax — by claiming that it provides a fair and balanced public service. Its treatment of climate change shows this is simply not the case.

It is little wonder that a recent poll found most people would like to see the licence fee scrapped.

Jul 09 06:49

FBI, NSA targets Muslim-American lawyers, right activists

The National Security Agency has been tracing the email communications of prominent Muslim-Americans, including civil rights activists, lawyers and even a political candidate, according to the latest batch of Snowden revelations.

Jul 09 06:44

Jeffrey Goldberg Is an Idiot (No, ISIS Hasn’t Captured Saddam’s Hidden WMD)

It was unclear from Goldberg’s tweet alone whether this was simply a stupid joke — or whether Goldberg genuinely believed this shows we’ve discovered Saddam’s hidden stockpile of chemical weapons, thus proving George W. Bush (and Jeffrey Goldberg) right at long last.

However, Goldberg then retweeted three other people (this, this and this) who seem to believe it was the latter; i.e., that we’ve now learned Iraq did have WMD. So apparently Goldberg believes this as well.

Here’s what’s actually going on:

Jul 09 06:37

Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service.

Jul 09 06:31

US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’

A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden.

Jul 09 06:31

"Holocaust Survivor" warns concerned schoolkids: Iran must be stopped

An alleged "holocaust survivor" named Norbert Bikales who goes around New Jersey speaking to schoolkids has warned them that Iran must not acquire nuclear power. In the past it was "nuclear weapons" that the zionists alleged Iran was making, but they appear to now have eased the requirements of preemptive war to merely "nuclear power" when acquired by potential enemies.

The Central Jersey Register-News reports: BORDENTOWN: Middle school hosts Holocaust survivor:

"When asked if there is anything going on in the world today that looks like a holocaust could happen again, Mr. Bikales said, “We need to take a serious look at the nuclear power that Iran may have. The world powers need to stop Iran from gaining nuclear power and using it."

Many schools across the United States indoctrinate their schoolkids with grossly exagerated and unsubstanciated fables of the holohoax.

Jul 09 06:21

14 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy

The mainstream media is aging and collapsing under the weight of its own hubris and arrogance. Now entirely formulaic in presentation and predictable in substance, the ‘major’ outlets of news, which are monopolized under only a small handful of corporations, serve the purpose of misleading the public on important issues and manufacturing consent for government and the oligarchs.

Jul 09 05:50

Wall Street gets former NSA chief to help banks create ‘cyber war council’

The top trade group on Wall Street wants the White House to assemble a “cyber war council,” according to a new report, as America’s banks continue to brace for hackers to hit their computer systems with an unprecedented attack.

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday this week that its journalists have viewed an internal document from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, or Simfa, calling for the United States government to create such a council “to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances” by way of a cyberattack previously unseen on US servers.

According to Bloomberg journalist Carter Dougherty, the unpublished Simfa draft proposes that executives and deputy-level representatives from no fewer than eight US agencies join forces to ensure that the banking industry can withstand a severe cyberattack.

Jul 09 05:37

NYPD castrates man’s dog after false arrest

A Brooklyn man is suing the New York Police Department for neutering his dog after they arrested him on what he says were bogus charges. He is seeking $2 million in the federal lawsuit.

Gregory Drummond and his dog were at the apartment building his girlfriend owns in the Bushwick neighborhood of the borough last September when police were called to the location for a domestic disturbance between two downstairs tenants.

When the police officers arrived, they talked to the second-floor tenant through a gate. “They then grabbed the second floor tenant through the gate and put their hands in his pocket, retrieved keys for the gate and the property, and entered the apartment,” the lawsuit said.

Jul 09 02:30

Greenwald's big story? - NSA Spied On Five Politically Active American Citizens

In one 2005 document, intelligence community personnel are instructed how to properly format internal memos to justify FISA surveillance. In the place where the target’s real name would go, the memo offers a fake name as a placeholder: “Mohammed Raghead.”

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Jul 09 02:27

Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

"Intimidation or retaliation — not just against whistleblowers, but against any employee who raises a hand to identify a problem, make a suggestion or report what may be a violation

Jul 08 18:08

Does UN Arms Trade Treaty Threaten the Second Amendment?

Treaty would directly and immediately impact the full expression of the right to keep and bear arms..

Jul 08 17:20

Senate committee passes CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers

New cybersecurity legislation cleared the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday during a closed session. Critics fear it may broaden the NSA’s already formidable access to Americans’ data.

Written by Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), CISA – or Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act – is widely seen as a redux of last year’s CISPA bill, which was widely protested by online privacy watchdogs and ultimately defeated in Congress.

A draft of the bill circulated in June granted permission by government agencies to retain and share data for “a cybersecurity purpose,” which was defined as “the purpose of protecting an information system or information that is stored on, processed by or transiting an information system from a cybersecurity threat or security vulnerability.” According to the Guardian, that language would likely lead the NSA to stockpile weaknesses in digital security.

Jul 08 17:07

Breaking news Senate Intel Committee approves CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers

would allow private firms to share information regarding cyber-attacks “in real time.” It would also shield those firms from lawsuits by individuals

Jul 08 16:18

Breaking news Senate Intel Committee approves CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers

would allow private firms to share information regarding cyber-attacks “in real time.” It would also shield those firms from lawsuits by individuals

Jul 08 15:44

An Alarming Number of Americans Can’t Name First Amendment Freedoms

The United States of America was founded on basic principles that continue to govern today’s society. Among them are our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of… some other things that most Americans can’t recall.

Jul 08 14:39

Medical Marijuana User Assaulted by D.C. Cops, Detained for Possession on 'Independence Day'

Daniel Price, a medical marijuana card holder, was in D.C. last week to enjoy Independence Day with friends. As they went through a security checkpoint, a police officer had him put his hands above his head which prompted someone to begin filming the situation. Price was assaulted, searched, and detained. Ain't 'freedom' great? The scrapes on Price's arms and legs can be seen at the end of the video.

Jul 08 13:55

Indiana Storing Blood & DNA of 2 Million Children Without Parents’ Consent

Xavier, Lincoln, Theo and millions of other Indiana children all have something in common: the state of Indiana is storing their blood and DNA in an undisclosed state warehouse.

Jul 08 13:55

NEW DATA: White House Gave Female Staffers Smaller Raises.

HERE IS YOUR WAR ON WOMEN !

Jul 08 13:52

Border Patrol Tells Agent: ‘You Must Cease and Desist’ from Speaking with Media

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has served one of its agents with a letter saying “you must immediately cease and desist” from issuing statements and press releases to the media with information that is “Law Enforcement sensitive,” according to the document.

Jul 08 13:48

Insane Clown Posse Loses Suit Against FBI

over the official designation of the group's fans as gang members

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