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May 03 07:17

America’s Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding

The U.S. government has angered many countries because of their long history of highly aggressive military actions, but there seems to be no plan of stopping. It would be smart to listen to the other countries and simmer down in the military department before it is too late. It’s no secret that the U.S. is most certainly not the most loved country in the world because of its government’s long history of highly aggressive military actions, as well as its interference in the internal affairs of countless nations. But what we are seeing today is that an increasing number of nations are turning against the U.S. and taking various actions to rid themselves of its presence and influence.

May 03 07:03

Australia First to Introduce a Compulsory Tax on Money Itself

The reason I moved the Solution Conference forward was due to the fact that all my sources behind the curtain were screaming from the four corners of the world that the new age of Economic Totalitarianism is upon us all. Australia will be the first to introduce a compulsory tax on savings. This is the ultimate Marxist state for now anyone with spare cash is the enemy of the Conservative Tony Abbott government. What I laid out at the Solution Conference is the ONLY way out of this nightmare. It is time for people to start spreading the word and get behind changing the game plan while we still have a game in play. We have to stop this confiscation of all wealth and the continual borrowing and taxation. This will lead to the total destruction of Western culture for we are plagued by power hungry insane politicians who cannot see past their nose.

May 02 18:52

Don Lemon and CNN call 911 to report LIVESTREAMERS as "impersonating journalists"

#DonLemonReporting #Scrub Rebelutionary_Z LIVE Baltimore

May 02 16:31

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Gods of the Rising Technocratic Aeon

Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is setting new box office records for Marvel, and has roughly the same degree of critical response as the first. A few days ago, I analyzed the first in anticipation for the follow-up that premiered in the U.S. this weekend, noting the A.I. takeover plot, and the sequel was even more esoterically themed and blatant in its presentation. Hollywood is making it difficult for me not to write the same A.I. analysis over and over, but some new ground is tread here to investigate in the midst of the same pattern we’ve been witnessing of late, the extinction of man through mass depopulation and his subjugation and/or replacement with an A.I. control grid.

May 02 14:56

Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

State Laws Regarding the Open Carry of Firearms.

May 02 13:34

Shocking Video Shows Paramilitary Police Dousing Protesters with Pepper Spray in Denver, Threatening Them With Assault Rifles

Video that surfaced shows a group of about 100 protesters walking the streets of downtown Denver where they were met with line of motorcycle cops who forced the group on to the sidewalk. One overzealous officer can be seen breaking away from the pack chasing down pedestrians, using his motorcycle as a large weapon. At one point, the motorcycle cop rams a man on a bicycle, who had every right to be riding in the street.

May 02 10:53

Warning Not to Use E15 Gas in Your Car: FOX Business

May 02 09:47

2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies'

U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I speculated that this might have been the reason for Roberts' sudden reversal on Obamacare!

May 02 09:45

Baltimore Protesters Jailed In Dehumanizing Conditions

Protesters called it a concentration camp

LIVE STREAM BALTIMORE PROTEST RIOT WATCH

May 02 09:43

House Votes to Allow D.C. Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control

Last year, Washington, D.C. passed a landmark anti-discrimination law that would prevent employers from penalizing women for using birth control. Today, for the first time in over two decades, the House of Representatives voted to overrule a local law passed in the District, by choosing to overrule the new anti-discrimination law.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the issue was one of “religious liberty.” His Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) countered that the vote was an “outrageous intrusion into workers' personal lives” and “totally inconsistent with the anti-government rhetoric that we hear around here morning, noon and night.”

May 02 09:40

Sheriff David Clarke - Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob

Sheriff David Clarke tells Steve Malzberg that Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob, in reference to the six Baltimore police officers who were criminally charged today by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray, adding This isn't Justice, It's Revenge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sheriff Clarke seems to forget (or he wants us to forget) that the knife found in Freddie Grey's pocket is legal to carry under Maryland law, that Freddie should not have been arrested in the first place, let alone killed while in police custody!

The whole world is watching this situation and deciding who is part of the problem and who is part of the solution, and those seeking to protect the police officers will unquestionably be seen as the problem.

May 02 08:59

The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the defense wants you to know

It's impossible to say because he just sits at the defense table like a lump, no matter who is on the witness stand. It could be his best friend or the loved one of someone he blew to pieces. The visible reaction is the same: zero, zip, nada.

(*Tell me they don't have him doped up to his eyeballs !
WARNING: Article contains 99% USDA CHOICE BEX )

May 02 08:57

Police Caught RED HANDED Provoking Mass Unrest At May Day Protest In Seattle! Leading To Riots!

May 02 08:49

Baltimore Residents, like most of Americans, are in a Constitution-Free Zone

Roughly two-thirds of the United States' population, about 200 million people, lives within the 100-mile zone that an outdated federal regulation defines as the border zone—that is, within 100 miles of a U.S. land or coastal border.

May 02 08:22

Sayed Ali Khamenei about police brutality against Blacks in the USA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Khamenei's comments are accurate and indeed not too far removed from the ones I have been making about the police brutality issue and its corrosive effect on society. For the public to trust the system, punishment must be seen to be inflicted on the guilty and only on the guilty. When the public sees punishment inflicted at random in the innocent while politically connected guilty go free, the public soon understands that the police are not about justice or law enforcement but merely a tool of oppression by the haves against the have-nots.

Israel's whores in the US Congress are seizing on this video as an excuse to simply cancel the P5+1 talks and open the door to war with Iran.

May 02 08:10

Assange: More leaks to come

WikiLeaks is planning new releases of secret documents on controversial negotiations and intelligence agency operations, according to the anti-secrecy organisation's Australian founder, Julian Assange.

In an interview with Fairfax Media, Mr Assange said that while he does not expect to leave Ecuador's London embassy any time soon, WikiLeaks very much remains in the business of publishing the secrets of diplomats and spies.

"There'll be more publications – about large international so-called free trade deals, and about an intelligence agency," Mr Assange said.

May 02 08:08

Report: Police in America killed more than 90 people this month. Freddie Gray was only one of them.

Killed by Police documents the names, age, gender, and race of people killed by police in the United States, and the circumstances leading up to the officers’ use of lethal force.

May 02 08:05

Algorithmic guilt: using secret algorithms to kick people off welfare

A wrenching and beautifully argued essay by Virginia Eubanks describes the inevitable consequences of letting secret, unaccountable algorithms decide who is eligible for welfare. The essay is part of New America's What Drives Innovation Around the Country conference, and it describes the drive to outsource management of critical state services to private firms that control costs by using proprietary, secret algorithms to ascribe suspicion and guilt to members of the public.

May 02 07:57

NSA Used German Intelligence to Spy on Offices of French President and other EU Allies

Intelligence spying involving the United States and Germany is once again in the news, only this time the rift isn’t between the two allies. Unlike the 2013 revelation that the National Security Agency had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest snooping hoopla has the NSA using Germany’s electronic listening technology to spy on other European allies, including the leader of France. The American-German cooperation went on for at least a decade, according to a parliamentary investigation in Berlin

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 02 07:25

Woman Claims To Be Victim Of Marathon Bombings: She Lied

The Boston Marathon bombings were a terrible time in our nation’s history. Unfortunately, some people are trying to take advantage of the event by claiming to be a victim of this tragedy, when they, in fact, are not.

41-year-old Joanna Leigh received almost $40,000 in benefits after claiming to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim. She received money from the One Fund as well as a local school. As a result, she has been indicted for fraud.

Question: what about the "crisis actors" that were paid to be victims in the Boston Marathon, false flag, martial law pretext? Are they going to be charged as well?

May 02 06:25

6 Baltimore Cops Released on Bail

6 Baltimore Cops Released on Bail Set Lower Than $500,000 for Jailed Protester

Six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Center Friday night after posting bail, court records show, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The four officers facing felony charges posted $350,000 bails; the two facing misdemeanors posted $250,000 bails, the Sun writes.

The news comes after Allen Bullock, 18, who was captured in photos smashing police car windows with a traffic cone, surrendered to police earlier this week at the urging of his parents. And as of two days ago, he was being held on $500,000 bail, an amount his parents could not afford.

May 02 05:34

The Fall in Oil Prices

The Fall in Oil Prices – Simple Demand & Supply or Deep Rooted Conspiracy

The price for crude oil has been falling sharply from last October and there is no sign of it rising any time soon. The question begs to be asked: what happened?

(Another question that begs to be answered; Why isn't the fall in oil prices being reflected At the Pump ?)

May 02 05:23

US-led Syria strikes 'kill dozens of civilians'

Islamic State crisis: US-led Syria strikes 'kill dozens of civilians'
Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed more than 50 civilians in northern Syria, activists say.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group, says Birmahle village was hit on Friday and that some people were still trapped in rubble.

The coalition has so far not commented.

Earlier this month, the Observatory said the US-led air campaign had killed more than 2,000 people in total, including at least 1,922 IS fighters.

"Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo province killed 52 civilians," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP news agency.

Seven children were killed, and 13 people were still unaccounted for, the group said.

May 01 21:39

#InfoWars Streamer was the only arrest Tonight after the curfew of the #BaltimoreUprising

Arrested Info Wars Streamer Victim of the #BaltimoreUprising Curfew

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

May 01 12:41

Feds Seize $62,000 From Innocent Organic Farmer Because The Bank Teller Gave Him Bad Advice

Randy and Karen Sowers innocently watched the government take $62,000 of the money they had made selling milk from grass-fed cows and eggs from cage-free chickens at Washington, D.C.-area farmer’s markets.

“It is not right that the government can take all of your money on the basis that they think you have done something wrong,” Sowers told the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives in February. “Also, when the government shows up at your door with armed agents and hands you a subpoena, your whole life is turned upside down.”

The case has galvanized opponents of what is called civil forfeiture and united politicians on both sides of the aisle.

May 01 12:40

Freddie Gray’s Second Amendment rights were violated — where is the NRA?

Mosby also announced that in fact, the weapon police found on Gray was not illegal after all. He was in possession of a knife that was not only legal under Maryland law, but its blade was tucked in a safe position and was inside his pocket.

Freddie Gray, it turns out, was legally bearing arms, as the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees.

His arrest, and his death, appear to be a violation of a number of his civil rights, and those rights include his Second Amendment rights to carry a weapon.

May 01 11:42

Rep. Amash: ?Not Enough Votes in Congress to Reauthorize PATRIOT Act

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash took to Facebook earlier today to inform the public about the inner workings of alleged surveillance reform.

Amash states that the latest version of the USA Freedom Act does not prevent the government's illegal surveillance on Americans.

He also said "There are not enough votes in Congress to reauthorize it," referring to the PATRIOT Act which is set to expire in about a month,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which does not mean the NSA will stop spying on you, just that it will go back to being illegal as well as unconstitutional ... but that hasn't stopped NSA yet!

May 01 11:14

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

The National Park Service used falsified data to shut down an 80-year-old oyster company in Point Reyes, Calif, its owner claims.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We are terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday.

“Let me be clear, we did not fail as a business,” Lunny said in his prepared testimony. “This was not bad luck. Rather, the Park Service engaged in a taxpayer-funded enterprise of corruption to run our small business out of Point Reyes.”

May 01 10:35

Anger as Hurricane Sandy victims have to pay back emergency aid with interest

Debt collectors called in while Federal Emergency Management Agency examines allegations that engineering reports doctored to cut insurance bill.

Thousands of families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy are being ordered to repay some of the compensation they received from the government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is not only demanding interest on what it says were overpayments, but Washington is ready to call in debt collectors to recoup the cash.
That is not the only blow faced by families whose lives were devastated by the October 2012 hurricane which claimed 117 lives in the US and caused an estimated $50 billion (£32.5 billion) damage.
FEMA has, under pressure from senators, started investigating allegations that engineers’ reports into the damage suffered by home owners were deliberately doctored to deny victims insurance payouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about adding insult to injury!!

It appears that the ALLEGED Federal Emergency Management Agency has morphed into the Federal Enemy of Most Americans!!

May 01 10:35

Hillary Clinton “Thinks She Is a God”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

In a government and corporate sphere dominated by and filled with psychopaths and sociopaths, arrogant and ruthless ladder climbers and ultra wealthy manipulators, Hillary still stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Not just in 2016, throughout her entire quest for power.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Emmanuel Badejo, the bishop of Oyo in southwestern Nigeria, told the Rome correspondent of Aleteia, an online Roman Catholic newspaper, in an interview published Wednesday that Hillary Clinton “thinks she is a god.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 01 10:20

How the Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militaries

The new strategy indirectly, but unequivocally, ties into information-sharing legislation that’s slowly making its way to the President’s desk. Among the various bills moving around Capitol Hill, the most important is the Cyber Information Sharing Act. Among other things, CISA would protect companies from being sued for sending data about their users to DHS, which would be permitted to send it in real time to DOD and other U.S. agencies and outfits. In turn, DOD’s new strategy claims the right to to share cyber threat data beyond the United States. Presumably, that would include information obtained via CISA.

But if CISA or its cousins becomes law, what kind of information might fly from company servers to DHS to DOD and then around world? Members of the privacy community describe the scope as incredibly broad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This proposed legislation is yet another evisceration of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, cementing the disempowerment of We the People to control our own data, and what happens to it.

May 01 08:47

Veterans Truth Radio Interview: Gordon Duff Roast

Stew Webb, Jim Fetzer, Dean Henderson, Gene Tatum, and Bruce Campbell come together in this 3 hour special to give the proof that Gordon Duff is a lying fraud that only wants to try to control the alternative media so he can put out his known lies.

Discuss increase of assassination, harassment attempts against whistle-blowers, bloggers, and alternative media.

May 01 08:45

Fury as Detroit prosecutor suggests 'simple' solution is to SHOOT anti-cop protesters after some threw bricks

A state prosecutor in Detroit made the ill-advised suggestion that Baltimore police should respond to protests gripping the city by shooting everyone involved.

Teana Walsh, who is paid by Michigan taxpayers to pursue justice, wrote an unhinged post on her Facebook urging a deadly response to violence in the troubled Maryland city.

May 01 08:35

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Are Healthy, According To Obama Administration

Trying to eat healthier? You’re in luck! According to President Barack Obama, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos qualify as a nutritious snack — seriously.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Meanwhile, the FDA recently sent a scathing warning letter to the snack bar company KIND, saying it's in violation of FDA rules by using the word "healthy" to describe its products. You've probably seen these KIND bars around -- they're mostly nuts, whole grains, coconut and seeds.

May 01 01:27

Dow, S&P 500 And NASDAQ Take A Tumble; US Dollar Ends April With Worst Month In 4 years

The dollar fell on Thursday to close out April as the greenback’s worst month in four years, as measured against a basket of six major currencies.

The latest batch of lackluster corporate results weighed on shares on Wall Street on Thursday.

May 01 01:21

Nikkei slips as weak earnings hit Wall Street

TOKYO: Asian shares edged down on Friday after weak corporate earnings dented Wall Street, while the dollar clawed back some losses after marking its worst monthly performance in four years against a basket of six major currencies.

May 01 01:09

Oil Prices Up, Gasoline Prices Up

“A rebound in crude oil prices has fueled up gasoline prices in the last week across the United States, with even bigger spikes in the West Coast, where refinery problems have returned. The national average stands at a four month high, though for this date prices remain at their lowest since 2009. Late last week, West Texas Intermediate crude oil stood near $58 a barrel, the highest since December 15, 2014. That price stands some $10 a barrel higher than a month ago, and has been a key contributor to the rise in gasoline prices that many states are witnessing. Refinery issues along the West Coast have added insult to injury for Californians, where prices are up by 25 cents per gallon just in the last week in some areas.”

(*Refinery issues; Talk about your Perfect Timing !)

May 01 01:01

Exxon Mobil earnings top estimates

Oil output high despite low crude prices, eroded profits

(*They found a way to Hose Us At The Pump)

Apr 30 19:04

House Committee Votes to Reform USA Patriot Act with USA Freedom Act

As key provisions of the Patriot Act are about to expire in June, Congress is in a big hurry to figure out how to reform surveillance. The House just overwhelmingly voted in favor of the USA Freedom Act, a bill that’ll limit NSA data collection.

Unfortunately, it may not be able to fix the United States’ broken surveillance apparatus.

Apr 30 16:50

Cash on Lockdown: Bankers “Want Badly to Charge YOU Interest for Depositing YOUR Funds”

Cash is quickly becoming a liability.

SHTF has been closely following the recent calls from Wall Street to ban cash and implement a system that would force everyone to operate on the grid, even as interest rates have hit negative and customers are actually charged for keeping money in the bank.

Money Metals Exchange explains it well:

The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 30 14:29

Officer in fatal arrest once hospitalized over mental health

The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer in the arrest that led to Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 over mental health concerns for an unknown duration and had his guns confiscated by local sheriff's deputies, according to records from the sheriff's office and court obtained by The Associated Press.

Apr 30 13:01

Sen. Rand Paul Questions Sec. Jeh Johnson at HSGAC Hearing - April 29, 2015

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chief Of Homeland Security Admits To Senator Rand Paul That He Doesn't Understand The Fourth Amendment

Apr 30 12:34

2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies'

U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which was my guess as to Roberts' sudden reversal on Obamacare!

Apr 30 11:38

The Silencing of Dorothy Thompson

This is the story of a famous, glamorous, pioneering female journalist and human rights advocate who was shunned and forgotten for criticizing the treatment of Palestinians in the creation of the Israeli state. A 90 minute documentary from Alternate Focus.

Apr 30 10:35

US army exercise on preventing civil unrest spread to Tennessee

New videos have been released over the "riot control teams" for the last few weeks. National Guard along with police and US military forces undertake training exercises across the United States. Training is based under riot control and martial-law scenarios.

According to the officials, the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard and the Knoxville Police Department trainings take place once in a month. The troops take turns of being rioters, who throw objects and powder at each other.

"We use this training because we know that if we have to use it in the outside world or within a base then we're ready," National Guard official said.

The troops are to deal with civil unrest and domestic disorder.

The police officers are training the Guard troops, "in case they ever come in contact with a riot control situation," according to the official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious the government knows that some huge financial correction is going to hit the US and world economy, which could well plunge some portions of this country into chaos.

And as a Christian pacifist, who never advocates violence, I am urging Mike's readers and listeners NOT to give this government the war they are prepared to fight and win against you, as these exercises demonstrate.

Be calm, prepare, the best you can, and have patience.

The next major change in government will not be won with weapons, but with computer keyboards, sharing what you know with whom you know.

Apr 30 10:21

CA SB277 ON VACCINES MOVES TOWARD DISASTROUS PASSAGE

California Senate Bill 277 has passed through the Judiciary Committee, and needs another Committee’s rubber stamp before it arrives on the Senate floor for debate—and what looks like a ride into law.

Governor Brown will sign the Bill. Brown has become a standard fool. He’s worn out. Whatever interesting ideas he may have entertained in his former “moonbeam” incarnation are gone in the wind.

Bill277 eliminates the personal belief and religious exemptions from vaccination. It also states that children cannot attend public or private school unless they are vaccinated according to the State’s schedule.

Medical exemptions are still allowed, but these won’t be easy to come by, because physicians who grant them will be scrutinized and harassed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if this is going to cause a huge explosion in home schooling in California, and potentially other states, if unvaccinated kids cannot attend either public or private schools.

Apr 30 10:15

America’s Police Will Fight the Next Riot With These Stink Bombs

As protesters and police officers clash on the streets of divided cities such as Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are stockpiling a highly controversial weapon to control civil unrest.

It’s called Skunk, a type of “malodorant,” or in plainer language, a foul-smelling liquid. Technically nontoxic but incredibly disgusting, it has been described as a cross between “dead animal and human excrement.” Untreated, the smell lingers for weeks.

The Israeli Defense Forces developed Skunk in 2008 as a crowd-control weapon for use against Palestinians. Now Mistral, a company out of Bethesda, Maryland, is providing it to police departments in the United States, including the Ferguson PD.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

JUST great: instead of dealing with the situations which led to the protests in first place (like police brutality, which is a national embarrassment here in the US), police departments are going to control crowds with stink bombs developed to be used by Israelis against Palestinians; and then to address any issues the Palestinian people have with them constructively.

Apr 30 10:14

Airbus to sue in US, German spying row

Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations that German intelligence helped the US carry out industrial espionage.

Apr 30 10:13

POLICE Trained by ISRAEL / Torture / Murder / Terror

Apr 30 09:54

CAVING IN TO CORPORATISM: ENDGAME FOR SECRET “TRADE” PACT NEGOTIATIONS

Two game-changing trade agreements — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its sister pact, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — are perilously close to completion. Their basic aims are three-fold: to elevate the rights of “investors,” that is of corporations, above the rights of citizens; to transfer sovereignty from the seats of national government to the corporate HQs of the world’s largest multinationals; and to cement Western domination of the global economy for the foreseeable future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the last bitter step of corporations owning the world, setting legislation norms, and pretty much, in this country, completely ignoring the needs and concerns of American citizens.

Multinational corporations have pretty much owned the world for some time now; these pacts simply make it "official". That is why Obama won't even let Congress see the pertinent documents on these treaties.

Apr 30 08:40

AMERICA’S POLICE WILL FIGHT THE NEXT RIOT WITH THESE STINK BOMBS

As protestors and police officers clash on the streets of divided cities such as Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are stockpiling a highly controversial weapon to control civil unrest.

Apr 30 08:32

Police Start A Fire In Baltimore And Then Blame It On 'Criminals'

Fire beside Pratt library was not caused by Molotov cocktail. The teargas grenade landed on trash and its sparks set the fire. Watched it.

Apr 30 07:48

State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail?

Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program.

Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Department’s Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported.

Apr 30 06:54

Univ. of Illinois protected white supremacist, but not Steven Salaita, report finds

Salaita was fired last August as he was about to take up a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies program at the Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, because of tweets criticizing Israel’s attack on Gaza that administrators deemed lacked “civility.”

By doing so, the university violated the AAUP’s long-standing and highly influential principles on academic freedom and tenure, the report concludes.

The AAUP report confirms – based on precedents dating back to 1962 as well as generally accepted practices applied to the facts of this case – that the university’s decision constituted a “dismissal” of Salaita and not a mere withdrawal of a job offer.

Salaita was therefore entitled to full protections of his academic freedom and to due process, all of which the university violated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But Israel told us to do it, and that is all that really matters!"

Apr 30 06:51

Baltimore’s Disgrace Is History of Police Violence

While much of the police’s racist violence is waged out of sight — such as when a mentally ill black female prison inmate was shocked to death with a Taser in February while shackled — the landscape is sufficiently militarized to remind us we’re living in a war zone (albeit not of the variety envisioned by Breitbart.com). All day Saturday, police helicopters and drones circled overhead, giving the impression that “protesting while black” might also be some sort of punishable offense.

And on Monday, when tensions boiled over and young Baltimoreans repeatedly threw rocks at police tanks and cruisers, the scene was eerily reminiscent of the Occupied Territories, which should surprise no one who has followed U.S. police militarization in accordance with the Israel Defense Forces model.

Apr 29 19:31

Brutal Police Arrest In NYC - VIDEO

Breaking: LiveStreamer Taken Down by the NYPD at the #Baltimore2NYC protest.

Apr 29 15:17

Mass arrests of opposition activists reported in south Ukraine's Odessa — local media

More than 10 opposition activists have been detained in Odessa on Wednesday by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). Among them are the mother of the leader of the Odessa "Anti-Maidan" group Anton Davidchenko, leader of the People’s Rada of Bessarabia Vera Shevchenko and opposition journalist Artyom Buzila, 1NEWS writes.

The arrests have sparked a massive public outcry in the social networks. "The authorities are so afraid of Odessa residents, so afraid of assuming responsibility for the May 2 events that it is trying to silence as many people as it can," Editor-in-Chief of the Timer Internet portal Yury Tkachev writes on his Facebook page. "A total of 50 people have been arrested this month in Odessa alone." Tkachev has urged Odessa residents not to cede ground and join a memorial rally on May 2.

Apr 29 14:45

Obama increased debt-per-household by $50,521 in first term

During Barack Obama’s first term as president of the United States, the debt of the federal government increased by $5.8 trillion, which exceeds the combined debt accumulated under all presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton.

The new federal debt accumulated in Obama's first term equaled approximately $50,521 for each of household in the country.

Apr 29 12:42

THE WAR ON CASH ESCALATES: CHASE CRACKS DOWN ON CASH... IS YOUR BANK NEXT?

The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it. Depositors already complain vigorously about zero percent returns on checking and savings accounts. If they must start actually paying the bank to hold funds on deposit, many will opt to simply withdraw the cash and stuff it under their mattress or into a safe deposit box. That simply won’t do.

Apr 29 12:29

“You are suggesting broken windows are worse than broken spines” Activist Destroys CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

McKesson pointed out that the protests had been peaceful until Monday night, but Blitzer listed the injuries and damage incurred over the past 24 hours. “There’s no excuse for that kind of violence, right?” Blitzer asked.

“There’s no excuse for the seven people that the Baltimore Police Department has killed in the last year either, right?” McKesson countered.

“We’re not making comparison, obviously,” Blitzer said. “I just want to hear you say there should be peaceful protests, not violent protests, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King?”

“You are making a comparison,” McKesson said. “You are suggesting this idea that broken windows are worse than broken spines, right?…Freddie Gray will never be back. Those windows will.”

Apr 29 12:13

The Israelification of American Law Enforcement

Apr 29 11:43

City of Chicago offers payouts for police brutality and torture

The City of Chicago recently announced two proposals to try to contain mass outrage against decades of police torture and brutality.

City officials with the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that an absurdly small $5.5 million reparations fund will be set up for victims of the torture that occurred for more than two decades under former police commander Jon Burge. Burge’s actions had the full sanction of the Democratic Party establishment in control of Chicago and the Cook County area.

Additionally, a permanent memorial to the victims will be built, the city will issue a formal apology, and eighth and tenth grade students in Chicago Public Schools will be taught about the Burge case.

Apr 29 11:42

Ex-Drug Cop says he & fellow cops lied, planted drugs, and stole money “too many times to count”

An ex-drug cop from the Philadelphia police department testified in court on Tuesday, which likely left those in attendance with their jaws on the floor.

Former Philly Cop, Jeffrey Walker, held little back Tuesday as he confessed to the jurors about his disgraceful past. He let them know about how he and his fellow officers set people up, planted drugs, stole money, lied on reports, and violently assaulted people — too many times to count.

Apr 29 11:41

Are Americans a Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression

A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?

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Not around here!

Apr 29 11:11

Veteran Canadian reporter: I’m white and ‘America’s police now frighten me’

CBC Senior Washington Correspondent Neil Macdonald, who has 27 year with the network and 12 years in newspapers, reacted to the violence in Baltimore this week by revealing that “American’s police now frighten me.”

In a column for CBC on Thursday, Macdonald argued that police killings were “America’s real state of emergency.”

Apr 29 10:58

Criminalisation of Free Speech and Double Standards

In what appears to be another attempt to suppress criticism of Israel, the Canadian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel which makes the claim that “the selective targeting of Israel is the new face of anti-Semitism” and declares that Canada will oppose those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Apr 29 10:56

Murdoch behind mandatory vaccination push in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”

The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

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More about the safety of Glazo Smith Kline's products HERE!

Apr 29 10:50

Study Finds “Presence of Professional Protesters to Incite More Violence” in Baltimore and Ferguson Riots

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

If the Baltimore riots seem like a tired replay of Ferguson, there might be a good reason as to why.

A data mining firm with government ties that tracks social media reported that they uncovered a core group of accounts who appear to have driven much of the buzz and even more of the calls to actions by crowds on the ground.

The online activity of a few dozen of the same individuals were linked and timed with key moments in Baltimore and Ferguson, leading up to the most intense episodes of violent riots in both of these cities.

Read More at SHTFplan.com

Apr 29 10:48

Hector Morejon, Unarmed Teen Shot, Killed By Police, Cried For His Mother: 'Mommy, Mommy, Please Come'

Lucia Morejon cannot escape the haunting memory she has of the final desperate words spoken to her by her teenage son after he was shot by police: "Mommy, Mommy, please come, please come."

Hector Morejon, the youngest of five children, made that plea for help after he was shot by a Long Beach, California, police officer, who allegedly thought the 19-year-old was in possession of a firearm Thursday afternoon.

The teen, who Lucia Morejon's attorney says was unarmed, directed the cries for help toward his mother when she saw him in an ambulance directly after the shooting.

His final words to his mother came, the attorney alleges, after police denied Lucia Morejon access to her son before the ambulance drove away.

Apr 29 10:35

2 Choices: Legislation Redestribuing Wealth Or Revolution Distributing Poverty

One of my favorite historians is a guy named Will Durant.

Durant is unfortunately no longer with us, but he and his wife Ariel made history more interesting than all the soap operas my mother used to watch when I was a kid.

I thought about something he wrote this morning when I glanced at the paper and saw a headline about the riots in Baltimore.

In Durant’s seminal work on Louis the XIV, he wrote that “the men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all.”

Now if the quote is confusing, just focus on the last eight words.

Apr 29 10:32

DA charging two Albuquerque police with murder says she has been physically threatened

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety because of her decision to charge two Albuquerque police officers with murder in the fatal shooting of homeless camper James Boyd last year, she told ABQ Free Press.

The DA said she’s been told by friendly APD officers that she’s a target of forces who want her out of office and punished for daring to challenge the police department.

Apr 29 10:24

Drone operator chased, tased by ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A drone operator was chased and tased by a ranger at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
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The confrontation happened after park rangers say the man refused to cooperate when he was caught using a drone to video the Kilauea volcano in an area where massive crowds have been gathering at night to witness the rising lava lake.

Several people who witnessed the situation on Saturday night reached out to Hawaii News Now -- most, describing the incident as excessive and unnecessary -- but park officials say their actions were warranted to keep a crowd of hundreds safe.

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So let me see if I have this right. Hundreds are standing at the edge of a lake of molten lava, and the Park Rangers think a 3 inch toy quad-copter is a danger to the crowd?!?

I agree; the rangers acted like thugs. What is wrong with allowing photographers to fly drones out over the lava to take pictures? If they lose the drone to Madam Pele, who does it hurt? Not much Aloha left in the Aloha state, at least for those in Federal Uniforms!

Apr 29 10:13

First Detroit, Now Baltimore Is Shutting Off Water To The Poor

Usually, when you see someone making a mistake, and if you’re relatively intelligent, you try hard not to replicate that mistake. Because when you see that something doesn’t work or causes unnecessary harm or danger, then the normal reflex is to head in the other direction. Try something else. Try something that works.

Which is why I’m having a rather hard time understanding why it is that the City of Baltimore has apparently made the decision to follow in the footsteps of my adopted hometown Detroit and is shutting off the water in poor peoples’ homes for falling behind on their bills while allowing the larger – and significantly wealthier – corporations and businesses to slide on by. Even though they are the ones most responsible for the related deficit that the city currently finds itself in.

Apr 29 09:58

UN AID WORKER SUSPENDED FOR LEAKING REPORT ON CHILD ABUSE BY FRENCH TROOPS

A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic. Sources close to the case said Anders Kompass passed the document to the French authorities because of the UN’s failure to take action to stop the abuse. The report documented the sexual exploitation of children as young as nine by French troops stationed in the country as part of international peacekeeping efforts.

Apr 29 09:54

Texas Ranger Drops Jade Helm Bombshell: “There Are Trains With Shackles On Them”

None of my brothers trust Homeland. We will have to see where this is going but I have a bad feeling...

Apr 29 09:51

District attorney: SWAT sniper in 2014 shooting will not face charges

No charges will be filed in the March 2014 shooting death of Ronald Tate by SWAT sniper Charles Moser, the Clark County district attorney’s office said Tuesday.

The district attorney’s office concluded that Moser’s actions were “reasonably and legally justified” under the circumstances, according to a 12-page report released on its website.

“We learned after Mr. Tate’s death that in the days leading up to the incident he was legally trespassed from three different locations for erratic behavior,” Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “Additionally, his family shared with us that he had been displaying suicidal thoughts, including disposing of his assets and thanking his sister for her help in his life.

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I am sick and tired of this response every time the police kill another American, that somehow the victim deserved it.

Right now the police are murdering 55 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists do. Did they all somehow deserve to die?

Apr 29 09:13

Soros Group Advocates Violence Against Cops in Baltimore

The article highlights a story from The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, in which the author argues that protestor violence is an apt response to the violence perpetrated by police on residents of Baltimore throughout the years.

When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.” Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.

In the wake of the destruction, other leftist publications such as Salon also got on the violence-against-police bandwagon, running a headline that reads, “Baltimore’s violent protesters are right: Smashing police cars is a legitimate political strategy,” which called non-violence a sometimes “futile tactic.”

Apr 29 08:25

Using Cash? Prove You’re Not a Terrorist

By Jeff Thomas

Recently, France decided to crack down on those people who make cash payments and withdrawals and who hold small bank accounts. The reason given was, not surprisingly, to “fight terrorism,” the handy catchall justification for any new restriction governments wish to impose on their citizens. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin stated at the time, “[T]errorism feeds on fraud, money laundering, and petty trafficking.” ...

Do you need to make a deposit on a car? That might be suspect. Did you just deposit a dividend you received? It might be a payment from a terrorist organisation. Planning a holiday and need some cash? You might need to be investigated for terrorism.

And France is not alone...

Apr 29 08:19

"Fast Track" Flouts the Constitution

On Saturday, just a few days after the president accused her of spreading "misinformation," about the TPP trade deal I like to call SHAFTA, the Massachusetts senator hit back hard in a letter to the White House.

While the Obama administration has, she pointed out, given 500 or so corporate lobbyists inside access to TPP negotiations, it has left the public completely in the dark.

In fact, as Senator Warren went on to write, "It is currently illegal for the press, experts, advocates, or the general public to review the text of this agreement. And while ... Members of Congress may 'walk over ... and read the text of the agreement' -- as we have done -- [we] are prohibited by law from discussing the specifics of that text in public."

That's right -- members of Congress, the elected representatives of "We the People" can't talk to the public about the biggest trade treaty in US history.

Apr 29 08:16

Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution.

Apr 29 08:15

Police’s “breaking story” on Freddie Gray’s recent spinal surgery – insult and mockery

It’s understandable and not surprising that police and their sympathizers would want to grab at straws to distance these officers from the terrible fate Freddie Gray suffered at their hands, but this is truly feeble and pathetic.

Even if it’s true that Freddie Gray had a car accident that gave him some whiplash, that does nothing to absolve the police of responsibly for his death from a severed spine, or explain why another man died ten years from the same injuries at the hands of the same police force.

But according to them, ‘Freddie should have stayed home, instead of going out to sell drugs.’ Never mind that there was never any evidence that he was engaged in such activities.

Apr 29 08:05

A Better Way to Read the First Amendment

But Neuborne's main thesis is not the worship of James Madison, and he merely suffers the same blindness to war as the rest of his society, believing, as he writes, that the world is "dependent on the anchor of American power" (whether the world wants it or not). While legalizing murder may not be a problem for Neuborne's view of the Constitution, legalizing bribery is. And that's where Madison's Music becomes useful. Each time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of plutocracy it is ruling against precedents, common sense, basic decency, and a coherent and plausible reading of the Bill of Rights that reads the various amendments as aimed at strengthening democracy.

Apr 29 08:03

The War on Cash: Transparently Totalitarian

While the forces pushing for centralization of power have been prevailing for decades, they haven’t won a total victory yet. Technologies that empower the individual and that tend toward decentralization—including the Internet, encryption, 3D printing, and cryptocurrencies—offer a powerful ray of hope, reasons to be optimistic about the future.

So the tug of war between the collectivists and the rest of us continues.

One thing that would tip the scales heavily in favor of the collectivists would be victory in the War on Cash. Their goal is to eliminate the use of hand-to-hand currency, so that governments can document, control, and tax everything.

It’s exactly like what Ron Paul said: “The cashless society is the IRS’s dream: total knowledge of, and control over, the finances of every single American.”

Apr 29 07:57

Baltimore, and America's double standard on violence

Riots are always an interesting time to observe the mainstream press, because it's often when the mask of "objectivity" slips, and anchors and pundits slip into blatant editorializing. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer was stunned and outraged that the police weren't there to protect property. Don Lemon grilled the Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor over their insufficient aggressiveness in confronting the riot. Even David Simon, the creator of The Wire, told rioters to "go home."

Perhaps the best summary of this worldview came from Howard Kurtz, the media correspondent for Fox News, who wrote a tweet simultaneously bemoaning the rioting while implicitly absolving the police of wrongdoing for Gray's death:

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I am glad the violence is declining and was not echoed in other cities. That being said, let us not forget that the people of Baltimore and indeed all of the nation have a legitimate concern about the out-of-control police brutality committed by police of all colors against Americans of all colors. Hillary is already grandstanding this incident demanding a bond of trust and respect between the people and the police, but trust must be earned, not demanded, and respect is a two-way street. The police must show they respect the American citizen and in particular our rights under the Constitution before they can expect respect back.

Apr 29 07:47

Baltimore Unrest: Police Credit Curfew as Overnight Violence Subsides

Baltimore police credited an overnight curfew with helping to restore some level of order in a community shaken by violence and unrest.

Law enforcement fired smoke canisters and pepper balls after some protesters defied the curfew, which went into effect at 10 p.m. and continued until 5 a.m. By midnight, 10 arrests had been made, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

"Curfew is, in fact, working," Batts said. "The city is stable. We'd like to keep it that way."

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"The curfew will be made permanent!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 29 07:45

With a Bang or a Whimper (How the Financial World Resets)

The global financial world is increasingly unstable and approaching a reset. A few reasons why:

Global debt is approximately $200 Trillion and rapidly increasing. Debts are either paid or defaulted. Default seems likely – either directly or via hyperinflation.

Global derivatives are, depending on who is counting, around $1,000 Trillion. Derivatives were at the center of the 2008 crash and are even more dangerous now.

Speculation, debt, and “printing currencies” have been excessive in many countries. Other similar periods of excessive speculation were 1929 and 2000. “Printing currency” has never solved problems.

So how does the financial world, as we know it, reset? Let’s speculate!

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Theory" The money-junkies order the government to confiscate all the assets of the people and hand them over! From then on, non-money-junkies are only allowed to live, work, and travel by the leave of the new feudal lordships.

Apr 29 07:33

Police Brutality Is Not Skin Deep

Every day a new story comes out about something awful a police officer has done. And 99% of the time, nobody seems to care. The death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland is just the latest in a constant barrage of public atrocities committed by men in government uniforms. It is not an isolated incident, nor are its circumstances unique, yet much of the public has again been polarized into their usual political factions – the dusty "obey the law and you won't get hurt" conservatives and the chronically offended "check your riot-shaming privilege" progressives.

But for anyone serious about stopping cops from shooting unarmed men in the back, throwing grenades into baby cribs, tasering eight-year-olds and punching women, including a 9-month pregnant Air Force veteran, the common thread in all of these tragedies should be examined at its roots. It is not racism, patriarchy, lack of funding, or poor training. No, the source of all this brutality is a massively invasive police state.

Apr 29 01:48

Most 8th Graders Score Low on US History, Civics

Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.

(*When an eighth grade history course is essentially a weaved web of lies , it has to be next to impossible for a person that young to untangle it , and get a good grade .
Introduce this http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#axz... to the curriculum , and see how the kids perform .)

Apr 29 01:29

Barclays Profit Rises

Barclays Profit Rises; Sets Aside More for Currency Probe

Barclays Plc posted a gain in first-quarter profit matching analysts’ estimates, even as it set aside an additional 800 million-pound ($1.2 billion) provision toward settling allegations it rigged currency benchmarks.

Apr 29 00:54

Supreme Court to Hear Oklahoma Inmates’ Lethal Injection Case

The case, Glossip v. Gross, was brought by three convicted murderers in Oklahoma who argue that the state’s recently adopted three-drug combination violates the Eighth Amendment because it poses a significant risk of terrible suffering.

Oklahoma and several other states have turned to the sedative, midazolam, as the initial agent in lethal injections because manufacturers in Europe and the United States have refused to sell them the barbiturates that were traditionally used to render prisoners unconscious.

But midazolam was implicated in three prolonged executions last year in which prisoners appeared to suffer.

Apr 29 00:30

Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation

From Amar Singh with love: Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation to Clinton Foundation

A new book has raked up again the claim that former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh may have been behind a generous $5 million donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, and possibly acted as a conduit.

The allegations, which were first levelled against Singh in 2008 in a New York Times report, have resurfaced after a book raised questions over the donation made a individual named Amar Singh to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, around the same time Congress was debating the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

Apr 29 00:19

Ukraine: Massive Forest Fire Threatens Abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

Emergency crews in Ukraine are trying to stop a massive forest fire from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatesenyuk has flown over the area in the north of the country.

There was a warning that high winds were blowing the flames towards Chernobyl where, 29 years ago this week, a reactor fire led to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

A 30 kilometre exclusion zone remains in place around the plant, which is still contaminated by radioactive particles.

Apr 28 17:12

Insight - A New Stockholm To Be Built Within 6 Years

The Swedish political elite have plans to build a new city, funded entirely by Swedish taxpayers, to accommodate the massive wave of incoming immigrants. This radical plan also proposes the confiscation of summer homes and the conversion of old historical buildings and churches in order to facilitate the arrival of new immigrants. Meanwhile, Sweden's welfare system is plummeting as politicians suffer from Stockholm syndrome, trying to be a "humanitarian superpower." Native Swedes have been chosen to carry the weight of the world, sacrificing themselves on the altar of multiculturalism.

Apr 28 16:05

Merck & Co. Trading 5.1% Higher Following Strong Earnings

Merck & Co, Inc, is a health care company. The Company delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Company’s operations are principally managed on a products basis and are comprised of four operating segments, which are the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Consumer Care and Alliances segments.

(*To Die For !)

Apr 28 14:18

US Police Departments Using “Spy Rocks” to Spy on Citizens Now

An article on an annual border security expo for the so-called US “border-industrial complex” over at the London Guardian starts off by featuring spy rocks.

Yes. Exactly as it sounds.

Spy rocks.

Fake rocks with tiny cameras inside.

If it sounds like a lame episode of Inspector Gadget, that’s because it is like that, only this is real life, modern day Surveillance State USA.

Apr 28 14:02

ICE agent fatally shoots 20-year-old Detroit resident; press conference planned at 4:30 p.m.

A federal agent Monday fatally shot a 20-year-old Detroit resident who, according to police, brandished a hammer and approached the officer before he was killed.

Apr 28 12:17

Man's decade old arrest, death draws similarities to Baltimore's Freddie Gray case

Five years ago Friday, April 24, 2010, a judge sided with the estate of Dondi Johnson, Sr., a 43-year-old man who died two weeks after a ride in a police transport vehicle.

ABC2 looked into the documents to see if there are any similarities between the two cases.

Apr 28 10:58

Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming: “All Private Property Rights In The U.S. To Be Strategically Usurped”

When the needs of the one are thrown upon a rubbish heap and burned in the name of the collective good, the needs of the many are pyred with that individual! By burning the one, the basis for the freedoms of the many end up being skewered and destroyed.

Apr 28 10:28

Finnish Official: Jews Control Money, Impede US Neutrality

Finnish official asserts on state television that Jews hold vast control over wealth, media, thus impeding neutrality in US Mideast stance.

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Apr 28 09:52

Baltimore: The Rioters were Set Up

The police stood down and refrained from their usual brutality, for the cameras. Those rioters were set up. They were incited by a brutal unprovoked murder of one of their friends and left to destroy some insured property that was dispensable to the establishment. It served the more important purpose of “demonstrating” how “thuggish” these rioters are….not.

Apr 28 09:50

Macau authorities deny CIA tried to assassinate Snowden

Authorities in the Chinese region of Macau have denied news reports that Chinese Special Forces averted an attempt by the United States Central Intelligence Agency to kill or capture American defector Edward Snowden. The reports were initially published on March 8 on the website of China News Service, China’s second-largest state-owned news agency after Xinhua. The news agency, which serves China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, said that a secretive unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held a private function to celebrate its success against an alleged attempt by the CIA to kill Snowden. The American former computer expert worked for the CIA and the National Security Agency before defecting to Russia in the summer of 2013. Prior to arriving in Russia, however, Snowden first sought refuge in Hong Kong, where he stayed until June 23.

Apr 28 09:49

Baltimore Police Caught On Video Beating and Arresting Reporters During Protests

The mainstream media wasn’t particularly interested in covering the massive protests in Baltimore last Saturday. But once they heard about isolated incidences of violence at the rallies demanding “Justice for Freddie Gray” the began scrambling to hone in, while ignoring the rampant police brutality at the same marches.

Outside of the local area, the media has been silent on the police on the scene beating and arresting journalists, after first attempting to stop them from recording.

Apr 28 09:48

The Supreme Court Stole Your Right to CHECK the FEDS POWER

What do you call a situation where the law is ignored? Tyranny.

What about where the law is turned on its head? Fraud.

What about where the government steals the rights of the people to expand its own powers? Corruption.

Apr 28 08:42

Like most US police depts, Baltimore police received training in Israel

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Trained in Israel to treat Americans like Palestinians.

The training was called "Project Interchange."

Apr 28 08:13

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

So I don’t know about you, but I’m scared. I would vote against TTIP, except… hang on a minute… I can’t. Like you, I have no say whatsoever in whether TTIP goes through or not. All I can do is tell as many people about it as possible, as I hope, will you. We may be forced to accept an attack on democracy but we can at least fight against the conspiracy of silence.

Apr 28 07:50

John Deere's Weird Idea of 'Ownership'

It's official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don't own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway.

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world's largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don't own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive "an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle."

It's John Deere's tractor, folks. You're just driving it. – Wired, April 21, 2015

Apr 28 07:41

What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them

“Photography is a form of power, and people are loath to give up power, including police officers. It’s a power struggle where the citizen is protected by the law but, because it is a power struggle, sometimes that’s not enough,” says Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Apr 28 07:21

Why most of the $100 million L.A. spends on homelessness goes to police

A report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.

Sadly in today's system we have to wait until they commit a violent crime to get them 'help' in a jail cell, instead of involuntary housing.
- Deon Joseph, LAPD officer, in a Facebook posting
"Supports what we've been saying for years that this city is doing almost nothing to advance housing solutions but continues down the expensive and inhumane process of criminalization that only makes the problem worse," said Becky Dennison of Los Angeles Community Action Network, a skid row advocacy group, in an email.

Apr 28 07:19

IRS Seeks To Tax $50k Raised From GoFundMe For Cancer Treatment For Car Crash Victim

In the last two years, Casey has traveled to Maryland and Louisiana for treatment, and received chemotherapy and radiation here in Omaha as well. So far, efforts to find ‘Casey’s Cure’ have shown little progress; the cancer is still there. ...

Just weeks ago, Casey and her family began a new battle. “Two years later, we get a letter saying we owed like $20,000 in taxes,” said Casey. March 30, 2015, the IRS notified the Charfs that what they’d collected through the GoFundMe account should’ve been claimed as income. Of the nearly $50,000 the government wants $15,457 in back taxes, and another $3,676 in penalties and interest. In total, the letter indicates the Charfs owe the IRS $19,133 by April 29th. “We've already used that money for my doctors’ bills and everything that I've needed,” said Casey. “It's donations, it's not income. So how can they tax you on that? I don't get it.”

Apr 28 07:18

U.S. Defense Industry Outperforms S&P by 100 Percent

The article pointed out, as others have, that the primary beneficiaries of the increased demand for planes, missile, tanks, and other military hardware will be U.S. military contractors – the Lockheed-Martins, General Atomics, and Boeings of the world. But the expected increase in orders from Middle Eastern countries looking to control jihadist groups like ISIS, and rebel groups such as Yemen’s Houthi tribe, will be more of an extension of a gravy train that’s already rolling than some sort of new start.

Apr 28 07:09

Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

“Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.

Apr 27 19:36

Jello Biafra: Shut Up! Be Happy!

. . . . the comfort you've demanded is now mandatory . . .

Apr 27 10:54

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency

The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding public events in and around the Beltway. But it turns out the TED organization also has a quiet partnership with one of the area’s most secretive organizations in Langley, Virginia.

Even the clandestine CIA isn’t immune to TED. Apparently they throw an annual all-day event to inspire innovation and, according to people who attended this year’s gathering, transparency.

Clearly embracing the theme of the day, the CIA can’t talk about it.

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I don't whether to laugh or cry at that one!!

Apr 27 10:40

Canadian Cops Dressed as Homeless People to Catch Texting Drivers

A story out of Montreal Canada has two interesting angles. First being, that police officers decided to dress up like homeless people in order to catch people, who were texting while driving, not wearing seat belts, or committing other minor vehicle infractions (basically revenue generation at its finest). The second part, is that people started to report this, prompting news outlets to seek comment from the police. The Police then admitted it was a poor way to go about enforcing such violations (or as a means of generating revenue).

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:20

CIVIL UNREST HAS BEGUN IN BALTIMORE AND THIS IS ONLY JUST THE START OF SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER

On Saturday night, the city of Baltimore resembled a warzone as protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned wildly violent. One eyewitness reported watching the streets around him and his friend “turn into madness” as they left a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Car windows were smashed, stores were robbed, chairs were thrown and large numbers of random bystanders were attacked. One prominent Democrat claims that those committing the violence were “mainly from out of town“, but how would he know that? Today, there are approximately 2.7 million people living in the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is an area that has been known for poverty, crime and drugs for many years, and as racial tensions continue to increase in this country it is a powder keg that could erupt at literally any time. We got a preview of what can happen on Saturday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely the kind of violence with which the Federal Government is prepared to deal.

I remember the aftermath of the Rodney King riots in LA, where I was living, and I remember seeing Edward James Olmos and Arsenio Hall getting on every news outlet they could, and pleading with the young people in the community, who knew that the "innocent" verdict against the police who had brutalized King was a bunch of hocum, to go home, because police would shoot them if they acted out. One of the most vivid memories I have of that incident was Edward James Olmos, grabbing a broom, with a group of volunteers behind him, and starting to clean things up in the riot-ravaged area.

But the question has to be asked: does the Federal Government WANT this kind of violence to erupt in a number of our cities, so that President Obama can declare martial law, and perhaps defer the 2016 election, because this administration has made such an absolute hash of domestic and foreign policies, which only work for the very wealthy ?!?

Unfortunately, were I a betting woman, I could not bet against it.

Apr 27 09:49

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina. My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago. Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved. He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult. So he left.

Detecting a hitch in his delivery when he spoke of coming to the US, I asked him how he felt about the US now, 20 years later. "To be honest," he said, "the same things I saw in Sudan that led me to leave are happening here now. That saddens me greatly, because where else is there to go?"

Apr 27 09:06

Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers as Protests Mount Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday he would dispatch 32 state troopers to Baltimore in advance of what is expected to be a large protest Saturday against the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Protests have been held daily since Gray died on April 19, seven days after his spinal cord was nearly severed while he was in police custody.

Gray, who was unarmed, was arrested for the “crime” of making eye contact with a Baltimore cop and, according to the police, running away. A bystander video showed a group of police officers loading Gray, who was obviously injured and screaming in pain, into a small steel cage in the back of a police van.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Al Jazeera was showing the Baltimore protests, saying they were for the most part peaceful, with the violence only occurring in a tiny area ... right in front of US media cameras!

Apr 27 08:28

Corporate Media FAILS us (again) on TPP coverage

Apr 27 08:00

A giant cloud of fear

Worse than methane, worse than chemtrails, worse than the imminent threat of a world war mushrooming from the bombed out cities of the eastern Ukraine, an overwhelmingly ominous cloud of fear hangs over America, and grows ever more palpable with the passing of each increasingly desperate day.

Hope for a decent future recedes like a mirage into a history that has never made sense as our government buys up bullets by the billions, then plans massive terror drills to round up dissidents who protest the awful crimes our leaders eagerly foist on us. It has become ludicrous to think about a happy and productive future.

Apr 27 07:59

False flag fatigue

So, the young Chechen boy is convicted on all counts without ever being allowed to say a word in his own defense. We're not even sure it was him in that courtroom, but we are sure he did not do what they said he did; he was merely a scarecrow in the polluted garden of demonic fantasy by which the American government seeks to script the lives of everyone in the world according to its own warped compulsions. You must accept the lie you are told to tell or suffer the consequences, which in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, once a promising student at an ordinary Massachusetts college, is the death penalty times 17, for each of the specious offenses he is accused of committing.

Apr 27 07:27

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily Pagina 12, provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators, and local Argentine Zionists in government and out. Elbaum describes how their efforts have been specifically directed toward destabilizing the incumbent center-left government of President Cristina Fernandez, while securing exorbitant profits for a Zionist Wall Street speculator, Paul Singer of Elliott Management as well as undermining a joint Iranian-Argentine investigation of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Apr 27 07:18

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES HEAVILY CENSORED VERSION OF 6-YEAR-OLD SECRET REPORT CASTING DOUBT ON LEGALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BUSH’S WARRANTLESS SPYING

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the George W. Bush administration ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to ignore the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 by beginning the secret warrantless surveillance of international phone calls, emails and data without going through the Judicial Branch of government. This surveillance evolved into a program called Stellarwind. Now, newly declassified documents show that the data obtained from Stellarwind was so secret that it was not useful in tracking terrorists.

Apr 27 07:16

Who Really Controls the World?

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1856-1924)

So you see, my dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1804-1881)

Apr 27 07:12

Rock-Paper-Silver

Paper always wins, rock and silver always lose. Life is good for bankers and politicians. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the governments of the world exercise more control.

Apr 26 21:57

Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., was found to be in contempt of court, Thursday, and fined $1,000.

Her offense? She tells the truth.

Apr 26 15:27

Australia: everyone must get vaccinated, except the Prime Minister’s daughters

“FEDERAL Health Minister [at the time] Tony Abbott has said that while he may be seen as a ‘cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard’, he would not be rushing to have his own daughters vaccinated [with the HPV shot] against cervical cancer. “‘I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated, maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be,’ Mr Abbott said on Southern Cross radio.”

Apr 26 10:14

Paul Craig Roberts: "Truth Is Washington's Enemy"

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.

Apr 26 08:21

Obama Unveils Plan for Nationalization of Police

I’ve been warning people for years about the militarization and federalization of our nation’s police forces. From billions of dollars in military equipment pouring into small rural police forces, to BLM thugs pointing sniper rifles at American citizens in Nevada, to border patrol being used to police American citizens, the federal government’s takeover of our nation’s policing is something that should concern everyone.

Last week President Obama unveiled a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The task force is being used intimidate police departments throughout the country to follow federal policing rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are the local police being told to brutalize us all so we will want a national police? Do the local police realize that by obeying orders to brutalize us all, they are putting themselves out of a job?

Apr 26 08:06

Declassified Report Shows Doubts About Value of N.S.A.’s Warrantless Spying

The secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program hampered its effectiveness, and many members of the intelligence community later struggled to identify any specific terrorist attacks it thwarted, a newly declassified document shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the US Government violated the Constitution, spied on law abiding citizens, drooled over stolen naked pictures of our wives and girlfriends, helped themselves to our business secrets, spent a huge amount of money, made out computer systems more vulnerable under the claim of making us more secure ... and utterly failed to find and stop any terrorists.

Yeah; that's the quality work we have come to expect from the bozos in DC!

Let's be honest. While the contractors for this boondoggle have made billions of dollars, the system failed and it failed for precisely the reason I said it would fail.

1. People lie on social media, which means social media is not a source of reliable hard intelligence. No real criminals or terrorists use social media because is is social! Discussing an act of terror on Facebook makes as much sense as discussing a robbery while having lunch in a restaurant. It is a given others will be listening in.

2. Real criminals and terrorists, if they use telecommunications at all, will develop their own encryption systems, which as we demonstrated, will be unbreakable to the NSA.

So the reason the NSA system never found any real terrorists is that it wasn't supposed to. The NSA is watching YOU, for the US Government, which is afraid that you no longer naively trust them, that you will not do what you are told to do, not believe what you are told to believe, will refuse to pay the money you are told to pay, refuse to let your children be killed and crippled in wars when told to do so, and worse, might decide, as our forebears did in 1776, to give this abusive government and it's slave-system of private central banking the old heave ho!

Apr 26 07:46

Obamacare: AMAC Says The ‘Silence is Deafening’ As We Await Its Fate

“You don’t hear many people talking about the Affordable Care Act these days. It appears interest in Obamacare has dwindled to perhaps its lowest level in the five years since Obamacare was born in 2010. Is it because opponents and proponents of the law are holding their collective breath in anticipation? There’s a lot at stake. If the justices rule that federal subsidies are legit, it’ll be business as usual but if they deny subsidies it will be a devastating blow to the law as it stands,” Weber said.

But the fact is that, behind the scenes, the new Congress has been working on a “course correction” that has its origins well before the enactment of Obamacare.

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Apr 26 07:12

U.S. Special Forces Operate in more than 80 Countries

The reach of the U.S. military is virtually endless, with nearly every nation on earth having some kind of American armed forces presence. The commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has said that in 80 of those countries there are now Special Forces troops. The U.S. Special Forces are a kind of army within an army. There are about 69,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines in the Special Operations Forces (SOF), which operate as part of USSOCOM under Army General Joseph Votel.

Apr 25 15:57

65 Business Tesla Motors’ Twitter Account Was Hacked

Tesla Motors Inc. ’s official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday around 4:50 p.m. New York time by a person or people who identified themselves as the #ripprgang.

Over about a 10-minute period, the hacker sent out 11 tweets, mostly tagging other people and advertising a “free Tesla” if people called a number that routes to a computer repair shop in Oswego, Ill.

Tesla locked down the account quickly. The account stopped sending out tweets at around 5 p.m.

It is not uncommon for Twitter accounts to be hacked. Twitter’s own chief financial officer, along with Burger King and even U.S. military accounts have briefly been taken over by pranksters.

Apr 25 15:49

Terrorist stabs Israeli soldier near Cave of Patriarchs

Soldiers shoot Palestinian attacker who stabbed Border Police officer in neck; youths riot in East Jerusalem neighborhood of At-Tur.

Apr 25 15:22

House rejects bill amendments to allow local bans or referendums on fracking

HB 1205, filed by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, a Republican from Estero, would establish a state permitting program for fracking while also prohibiting local governments from regulating oil and gas drilling.

Apr 25 11:43

Tsarnaev witnesses moved from Revere hotel

REVERE -- Six defense witnesses for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were staying in a hotel near Logan International Airport have been moved to another location outside the city, the Revere police chief said Saturday.

Chief Joseph Cafarelli said he was told that the witnesses staying at the Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway left the hotel Saturday morning with the assistance of Federal Bureau of Investigation. He said he does now know where the witnesses were taken.

“God as my judge, I didn’t even ask. I don’t want to know.”

(*Boston Strong ! Revere , not so much . )

Apr 25 11:15

Tsarnaev’s family arrives as defense readies

Under federal protection in a Revere hotel

Relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are under federal government protection in a Revere hotel, officials said Friday, and are widely expected to assist the defense team as it prepares to present its case next week that Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty.
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“So far Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a cardboard figure for the jury,” said former federal judge Nancy Gertner, who now teaches at Harvard Law School. “Anything that humanizes him is a good thing for the defense.”

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Apr 25 09:55

Social Credit Score: China rates its own citizens - including online behaviour

The regulations were announced last year, but have attracted almost no attention thus far in China and abroad. This week Rogier Creemers, a Belgian China-specialist at Oxford University, published a comprehensive translation of the regulations regarding the Social Credit System, which clarifies the scope of the system. In an interview with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant he says: 'With the help of the latest internet technologies the government wants to exercise individual surveillance'.

Apr 25 09:29

Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'

The working lives of teachers have become “unbearable” because of constant monitoring and as a result they are quitting in such numbers that the profession is heading for a crisis, according to an open letter to The Independent signed by 1,200 teachers.

The letter calls for more support and warns that politicians have made teachers’ working lives “increasingly difficult and for many, unbearable” and that “a constant fear of being judged to be failing” was “bleeding the profession dry”.

Teachers who signed the letter, organised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union, warn that schools are heading for a teacher supply crisis as more teachers leave and the Government fails to recruit enough new trainees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One major headache for finding new teachers is the added paperwork required. Last year I was contacted by the University of Hawaii to substitute teach a class for three days while the professor went on an expected maternity leave. As I had previously taught that exact same class, I said I would be willing to pitch in for those three days to help out. I then received a huge stack of forms in the mail from dozens of agencies and departments to fill out, including proof of citizenship (as illegals pour over the borders), verification of social security number, renewal of my TB test, and documentation of my qualifications to teach the subject. Apparently, new requirements from the government rendered the fact that I had been previously hired to teach that class and my industry reputation irrelevant, and I was faced with roughly a weeks' worth of filling out forms and visiting state and fed offices for a total of three hours' paid work! Clearly the feather-bedded bureaucrats are making more money off of education than the teachers do! At that point I told UH they should find someone else. But the fact is that I am a good teacher. I was well liked when I was at UH and many of my students found work in the industry after graduation. But I won't be teaching any more, not because I don't like teaching or that I am bad at it, but because trying to be a teacher has become too much of a hassle in these politically correct times.

Apr 25 09:17

HSBC attacked for political blackmail

SCANDAL-HIT HSBC was accused of pre-election blackmail yesterday after threatening to relocate its headquarters abroad if Britain considers pulling out of the European Union.

The banking giant is considering escaping regulation after being hit by levies that cost the group a combined £860million in the past two years after crackdowns of money laundering and foreign exchange rigging.

Apr 25 08:54

Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promising not to use 'transphobic language' at nursery

Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school.

The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September.

The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I personally do not have a problem with anyone's orientation, but this idea of a contract is rooted in the theory that the state should decide a person's personal beliefs, and THAT I have a real problem with.

For one thing, the entire liberal theory that human thought can be reshaped by reshaping the environment derives entirely from Marget Mead's "Coming of Age in Samoa", which supported the theory that human minds were born totally blank, a "Tabla Rasa" and all human emotion and behavior was shaped by the environment. Of course, anyone that knows Polynesian and Samoan culture knows Mead's book is junk. Mead did not go to Samoa to find out the reality but to confirm a pre-designated conclusion and simply found those people who would tell her what she wanted to hear (not unlike the behavior of the supporters of human-caused global warming). Although discredited, Mead's book still forms the foundation of the liberal philosophy and Mead herself continues to be lionized by liberals, much as Al Gore continues to be deified by the Carbonazis.

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