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May 30 16:17

Demand Full Impeachment of Ginny Burdick and Jeff Kruse

Measure 91 aimed to end prohibition of marijuana for adults over 21 and end a war on the civil liberties of many. This was the intent of the 56% of voters. Senator Burdick and Kruse are using this monumental opportunity for the state to further unethical treatment of medical patients and perpetuate the failed War On Drugs in a manner inconsistent with their voter base. It time we take action together and stand against this tyranny.
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May 30 15:46

Hamas, Fatah must start communicating or forget dreams of freedom

Stuart Littlewood challenges Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to get a grip and reach out with news and briefings to those who are likely to use their material, including the alternative media.

May 30 13:50

Obama has become ‘chronic liar’: American journalist

US President Barack Obama has largely supported the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency and is “lying” about the number of lawmakers who oppose the agency’s spying activities, an American journalist in Philadelphia says.

May 30 11:10

Hillary Clinton's RICO trial announced by federal court judge

Although presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants the current controversies surrounding her emails, her charity's suspicious donors, the Benghazi consulate slaughter and other questionable activities to be in the rearview mirror of her race for the White House, a Florida judge on Friday set a trial date for a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Criminal Organization) lawsuit brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a Washington, D.C., watchdog group that specializes in government corruption and criminal enterprise cases.

May 30 10:37

Another Housing Collapse Looms Over Horizon

There is nothing free market about the 37% increase in home prices. It has absolutely nothing to do with supply and demand. It has nothing to do with normal families looking for a home. It has everything to do with the Federal Reserve’s 0% interest rates, the $3.5 trillion of QE injected into the economic gambling system, Wall Street banks withholding foreclosures from the market, hedge funds buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and renting them out to the former middle class, Fannie and Freddie guaranteeing 70% of all sales, the government encouraging 3.5% subprime loans again, Chinese and Russian billionaires parking their ill gotten wealth in US real estate, and flippers reappearing in the same old places (Las Vegas, Phoenix, Florida, California).

May 30 09:01

How ‘Public Servant’ Hastert Got His Riches

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying hush money to protect his reputation. The question, however, is what reputation?

Not-so-frequently Asked Questions About the Hastert Indictment

It’s clear that the indictment of Dennis Hastert has raised more questions than it’s provided answers. But I suspect a lot of people are asking the wrong ones. Hastert’s “misconduct” may turn out to be of sexually predatory nature, in which case talk of how much his reputation is worth is picayune compared the nature of crime. But there are questions about what he did that are applicable to the entire industry he represents.

May 30 08:59

Greville Janner - How "People in High Places" Covered Up for a Parliamentary Pedophile

The Lord Greville Janner affair shows no signs of winding down despite the best efforts by the authorities to kick it into the long grass. Each week brings new revelations about the former President of the British Board of Jewish Deputies, who is suspected of at least 22 cases of child sexual abuse.

Up until now the scrutiny has mainly focused on how, although said to be too ill with dementia to be tried, the 86-year-old founder of the Holocaust Education Trust was able to take part in parliamentary debates, collect a hundred thousand pounds in expenses, and was compus mentus enough to sign over his property deeds to his children thereby putting them out of range of any damages litigation.

May 30 08:26

Martin O’Malley sets out to deny Hillary Clinton the White House

The Irish American former governor and mayor will start out as a long shot but it is a place he has come from before.

When initially running for City Council, mayor and governor, O’Malley was an outsider who confounded the odds.

Were he to do the same against Hillary Clinton it would be the biggest upset since --- well, since a relatively unknown senator Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton.

May 30 08:20

Some of the world's biggest banks could be dragged into the FIFA bribery scandal

Nobody has come out of the FIFA bribery scandal looking good, but one group that has been overlooked could soon find itself in the spotlight: banks.

The US Department of Justice's 164-page indictment names a string of the world's biggest lenders that reportedly held accounts that were used to pay and transfer bribes around the world.

May 30 08:17

Obama does not support Israel enough: Gov. Walker

Possible US presidential candidate Scott Walker has accused the administration of President Barack Obama of not supporting Israel enough and making “bad deals” with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds of sucking and swallowing follow.

May 30 08:05

CA Senator Introduces Traffic Ticket Amnesty: "They've got to pay for food for their kids or shelter. The punishment doesn't fit the crime!"

CA State Senator Bob Hertzberg has introduced SB 405, an amnesty for unpaid infraction and misdemeanor violations. The bill has successfully moved through the state legislature. Kudos to Senator Hertzberg, who should be applauded for introducing this merciful and common-sense legislation. In Senate testimony, he stated, in part, "This is one of those bills that's personal to me. It's one of those things that really gets under my skin. Because what we've done in the government as we've faced these difficult budget choices .. is we've given authority, and I was a culprit in some of this stuff many years ago, to simply add fees to everything. ..Well what we learned from that process ..that we're really not collecting much money.. and two that we are dramatically impacting peoples lives and charging somebody $800 for a jaywalking ticket or whatever it is, and they immediately lose their license because they miss a court appearance on matters that don't relate to public safety issues.

May 30 04:22

Obama urges Senate to renew NSA spying program

Pass this spying bill so I won't have to write another executive order...

May 30 01:31

Critics Blast 'Compromises' as Patriot Act Barrels Toward Sunset

With the sunset of key spy powers on the near horizon and lawmakers scrambling to save them, privacy and internet freedom groups are dialing up the pressure on Congress to end mass surveillance as we know it.

May 29 19:12

05 FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds Overhears Wiretap: "Denny Boy" Hastert-$$$ For Political Favors+info

A September 2005 article in Vanity Fair revealed that during her work, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds had heard Turkish wiretap targets boast of covert relations with Hastert. The article states, "the targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information. Following his congressional career, Hastert received a $35,000 per month contract lobbying on behalf of Turkey:

May 29 17:05

Calif. Legislature Seeks to Fleece the People in 2015: Higher Gas Tax, Car Registration Fees, Speed Cameras, 24/7 School Zones

The editor of HighwayRobbery.net has issued an important legislative update, which begins "For California Motorists Concerned about Red Light Camera Tickets, Speed Camera Tickets, and New Motoring Taxes: There's four bad bills, and one more really bad one that's likely to show up soon. The worst of the four known bills lowers the plurality required for voters to increase taxes. Right now it is 67%, but ACA 4 will lower it to 55%, opening the door for LOTS of new road and public transit taxes every year, from now on, at state level as well as at county and city level. Another of the known bills will increase your gas tax and car registration fees. There is a bill to add even more government employees to the list of those eligible for protected plates (in California, 1.5 million private vehicles enjoy near immunity from camera and toll tickets). And there is a bill to increase fines in school zones and, strangely, enforce them 24 x 7.

May 29 16:48

European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering U.S. prices and increasing U.S. exports; in Europe, the debate is instead about the effect they’ll have in ending democracy, versus the effects they’ll have in lowering European prices and increasing European exports. Ending democracy is more basic than merely lowering wages.

May 29 15:53

Hastert paid man $1.7 million to hide sexual abuse, federal official says

Dennis Hastert paid a man $1.7 million to keep quiet about having been sexually abused by Hastert while the victim was a student at the high school where Hastert once taught, says a federal law enforcement official. The former Speaker of the House is accused of then lying to the FBI when asked about unusual cash withdrawals from several banks.

May 29 15:43

The College Bureaucracy: How Education Forgot the Students and Became A Business

Students attend college to pursue their interests, broaden their intellectual horizons and make headway toward a career. While this is made difficult due to the amount of debt that many must saddle in order to earn a degree, there is also another, much stealthier problem as well: the college bureaucracy. University bureaucracies absorb large amounts of funding and undermine the alleged goal of college, which is to provide an education. But they also signal something more sinister: the neo-liberalization of education, now viewed as a business.

May 29 14:22

It's Ok, Everyone, Nusra Says Nusra Won't Hurt Us

By Brandon Turbeville

Al-Nusra Front has taken to the airwaves with a message for all Westerners and Americans in particular – they really aren’t that bad. And there are no plans to attack Americans. They are just your friendly neighborhood terrorist organization, funded handsomely by the West and the GCC, raping and beheading their way across the Middle East. There’s nothing to worry about so long as the US allows them to continue to rape little girls, cut off heads, impose savage Sharia law, and eat the hearts and livers of the occasional dissident.

This message was brought to you by the feudal monarchy of Qatar and its mouthpiece organization, Al-Jazeera and conducted with a journalist whose past is checkered with a conviction of supporting al-Qaeda...

May 29 14:05

US Cries FIFA Foul to Penalize Russia

The melodrama had the air of a politically driven media campaign for maximum publicity.

?But the real goal of the full-frontal assault on FIFA, which involved dawn raids at a five-star hotel in Swiss city Zurich, seems more to do with American political purpose to damage Russia’s World Cup plans. That objective has to be seen in the context of Washington’s aim to isolate and destabilize Moscow in an ongoing geopolitical battle that is currently centred on Ukraine.

Russia’s World Cup plans appear to be now similarly targeted for an ulterior political agenda. Within hours of the US-launched arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich, the football federation was obliged to state that the forthcoming World Cup in Russia was not in jeopardy of cancellation over related claims of wrongdoing in the selection of that venue.

May 29 14:01

A Critique of US “Grand Strategy toward China”

If one were to propose a realistic and reasonable ‘US Grand Strategy toward China’ one would have to start by shedding all the false assumptions and bellicose proposals that have been put forth by the CFR and the authors of the Report under review.

The US should not attempt to block China’s growth and expansion; it should assist and share in its ascendancy, especially in the face of great global climate and energy challenges. Washington is much more likely to strengthen its Asian – Pacific partnership and succeed in its diplomacy if it replaced its military posturing with robust economic growth.

May 29 13:46

Anonymous Fear-Mongering About the Patriot Act From the White House and NYT

everal of the most extremist provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act are going to expire on June 1 unless Congress reauthorizes them in some form. Obama officials such as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and new Attorney General Loretta Lynch have been engaged in rank fear-mongering to coerce renewal, warning that we’ll all be “less safe” if these provisions are allowed to “sunset” as originally intended, while invoking classic Cheneyite rhetoric by saying Patriot Act opponents will bear the blame for the next attack. In an interview yesterday with the Intercept, ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer explained why those scare tactics are outright frivolous.

May 29 13:43

Alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison without parole

The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to life in prison without parole. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013.

May 29 12:13

BEX Alert!!! - "Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec "

MONTREAL — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said.

Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said Thursday.

News of Katriuk's death emerged several hours after the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Ottawa should take the necessary steps to ensure that he be held accountable if he were found guilty of war crimes committed in collaboration with the Nazis.

May 29 11:54

'A Step in the Right Direction': US Removes Cuba from Terror List

The U.S. has formally removed Cuba from its list of "state sponsors of terror," the State Department announced on Friday, signaling one more step forward in a renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries after more than 50 years.

May 29 11:46

DENNY HASTERT IS CONTEMPTIBLE, BUT HIS INDICTMENT EXEMPLIFIES AMERICA’S OVER-CRIMINALIZATION PATHOLOGY

That common arc is more of an indictment of U.S. political culture than Hastert himself, but he’s certainly been happily and hungrily feeding at the trough. A political system that essentially ensures that every powerful political official becomes extremely rich is one that is inherently corrupt – as we’ve been taught for decades about those Bad Other Countries – and that is the most interesting and most important part of this story.

But Hastert was not indicted for any of that. Nor was he indicted for the alleged, unspecified “past misconduct” against an unnamed person to whom he agreed to pay $3.5 million to keep concealed.

Instead, Hastert was indicted for two alleged felonies: 1) withdrawing cash from his bank accounts in amounts and patterns designed to hide the payments; and 2) lying to the FBI about the purpose of those withdraws once they detected them and then inquired with him. That’s it. For those venial acts, he faces five years in a federal prison on each count.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously doubt that Hastert will actually do real time; if he does, he will get off with a slap on the wrist, and short sentence to a "Club Fed", which I am sure, his attorney is working on right now.

And yes, our alleged "justice system" is completely skewered in favor of the rich, privileged, and powerful.

It should not be this way at all.

And why our prisons bulge with prisoners, when Sweden is emptying its jails, (because the total approach there is rehabilitation, so that people do not re-offend) leaves much to ponder.

May 29 11:27

Hillary Double-Crosses U.S. in ‘Nuclear Stockpile for Cash’ Deal

There are growing concerns, following news that a Russian state nuclear corporation named Rosatom now controls 20% of all American uranium deposits, that United States national security may have been compromised. Making matters worse, a great deal of evidence indicates that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped seal the deal in exchange for substantial contributions to her and Bill’s foundation, though many of the details may never emerge because Mrs. Clinton illegally erased key documents from the hard drive of her private email server.

May 29 11:15

Freedom under fire: Congress eyes requiring gun liability insurance

Gun owners will have to carry liability insurance if a bill introduced Friday by New York House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney successfully makes its way through Congress.

Rep. Maloney’s The Firearm Risk Protection Act would subject gun owners to a $10,000 fine if they ignored a mandate for liability insurance before obtaining a weapon, The Hill reported Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another giveaway to the insurance industries!

May 29 11:01

FLASHBACK - Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.

"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That's your whole story right there. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it. Just write that."

I put down my notebook. "Just that?"

"That's right," he said, signaling to the waitress for the check. "Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail. You can end the piece right there."

May 29 10:57

US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

I keep posting the following comment, but it keeps getting deleted, which is a confirmation, or sorts, about the true intentions of the "ISIS in America' and JADE HELM rumors now percolating through the Internet...

It is well known by any knowledge person, every intelligence agency on the planet, that the US/UK and Israel are behind the creation and sponsoring, through their Saudi and GCC paymasters, the Islamic terrorist organizations now running rough-shod on the planet.

Operations from Afghanistan to Chechnya, Bosnia to Africa, 9/11, Iraq and Afghanistan again...now Libya, Syria and the neo-NaZis in the Ukraine...sewing terror, running drugs, white slaving and organ trafficking everywhere they they are insinuated. Committing genocide against Christians, Muslims, Buddhist communities, women and children, any one opposed to the Luciferian cult now carrying out this New World Order Holocaust.

May 29 10:55

US establishment shields killer cops

Within three days of a judge’s ruling acquitting a Cleveland cop who brutally murdered two unarmed people, the Obama administration announced a settlement with the city that holds no one accountable for a string of police murders and leaves the existing apparatus of violence and terror intact.

May 29 10:55

Majority of Congress Failed to take Action on Corporate Accountability in 2014

The majority of the U.S. Congress took no action at all in 2014 in favor of holding corporations accountable and reining in corporate power – scoring a zero on the newly released Corporate Accountability Coalition (CAC) Congressional Report Card. Covering the Second Session of the 113th Congress, the third edition of the Report Card offers an objective measure of congressional leadership in creating policy that protects people and promotes accountability and transparency.

May 29 10:30

Don’t hold your breath for Millennials to purchase homes: 6 years into a recovery and Millennials are still moving into parental homes at record levels.

I ran into a successful Millennial couple this month and we had a good discussion about housing. They are in their 30s and still do not have any kids. Both are career driven and ultimately would like to buy a home. They have the money to buy but just don’t want to. What they brought up was interesting and they mentioned some of their peers had to resort to moving back in with mom and dad. What they brought up simply reflects a “new normal” for Millennials and that is many are simply not eager to purchase a home. Many are delaying marriage, have smaller families (if any), and a large number are carrying sizable student debt. All of this has caused a low demand for housing and alternative choices to buying a home especially for this cohort of Americans. In California we have a high number of adults living at home largely because of the cost of rents and home prices. Yet this trend encompasses the entire country. Higher home prices and rents have only exacerbated this movement.

May 29 10:17

Legendary Journalist in Private: “It Is All Fraudulent, All of It, Everywhere”

But what did White think about U.S. politics in private? See if you can spot the subtle difference between White’s public statements and this letter he wrote to a close friend on August 31, 1960 during the Kennedy-Nixon campaign:

May 29 10:09

TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You've Never Heard of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet

A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year. Together with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TISA completes a trifecta of trade agreements that the administration could sign under Fast Track without full congressional oversight.

May 29 09:49

Fallacies of PATRIOT Act 'Compromises'

The Washington Times reported earlier this week:

“Obama scolds Senate: Skip recess, get back to work on Patriot Act reform.”

Politico is reporting:

“To meet the midnight Sunday deadline, McConnell will either have to cut a deal with Paul, who’s making demands that other lawmakers object to — or hope that senators, when confronted by a deadline that’s hours instead of days away, relent and agree to a temporary extension.”

May 29 08:57

Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment

On Oct. 24, 2001, then-House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) shepherded the Patriot Act through the House of Representatives. It passed 357 to 66, advancing to the Senate and then-President George W. Bush’s desk for signing.

Hastert took credit for House passage in a 2011 interview, claiming it “wasn’t popular, and there was a lot of fight in the Congress” over it.

Little did Hastert know at the time that the law he helped pass would give federal law enforcement the tools to indict him on charges of violating banking-related reporting requirements more than a decade later.

May 29 08:49

U.S. Burned by NAFTA, Yet our Leaders Ask Us To Trust Them Again

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been nothing but a disaster for the U.S. Just by taking a look at the auto industry, we see how thousands, if not millions, of auto jobs have been shipped down south. Here in the U.S., the lowest paid autoworkers make $38 an hour with benefits. That is roughly four more times than the average auto worker in Mexico. It is no wonder that Mexico is the most attractive place in North America to build auto factories.

In addition, within the past two years, a whopping 8 automakers have opened plants and expansions in Mexico. Those are jobs that could've supported thousands of families here in the U.S. We were told time after time that NAFTA was going to be amazing for America.

May 29 08:40

Halliburton fined $7,000 for fracking site explosion that killed 1 and injured 2 in Colorado

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Halliburton seven whole thousand dollars for the safety violations that lead to the death of one worker at one of their fracking sites in Weld County, Colorado.

May 29 08:38

The Clinton Foundation Paid Sidney Blumenthal $10K/Month As He Gave Horrible Libya Advice To State Dept

Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that Mr. Blumenthal — who was not an employee of the State Department — wrote to Mrs. Clinton about events unfolding in Libya before and after the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. According to emails obtained by The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously, forwarding his memos to senior diplomatic officials in Libya and Washington and at times asking them to respond. Mrs. Clinton continued to pass around his memos even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable.

But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.

May 29 08:37

Bolton: Released Emails Prove Hillary Responsible for Murder of Americans in Benghazi

Friday at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, John Bolton, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi Libya.

Bolton said, “I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli and Benghazi was very precarious. The country’s government had fallen apart—that the threat from terrorist attacks was high and that our people were very concerned about it.”

May 29 08:24

Biotech shills posing as economists try to boost GMO sales by proposing subsidies for junk food and taxes for organic food

As reported by The Daily Caller, economists who are allegedly "environmentally savvy" are suggesting that growers of organic foods in the state be taxed, as if that will solve the water crisis.

According to this line of thinking, organic farms are not as efficient with their use of water as "conventional" (as in, GMO-producing) farms, say economists with the Property and Environment Research Center and the Hoover Institution. These economists say that pricing that "inefficiency" into organic products will lead consumers will use less of them.

In other words, they propose punishing people who want a healthier choice of foods and products as well as the growers who provide them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The claim further down in the article that GMO crops survive drought conditions better is a myth, as evidenced by the Indian BT cotton disaster!

May 29 08:12

Claim: Science Has Proven Conspiracy Theorists Will Literally Believe Anything

Oh yeah? Well these days I believe scientists will validate anything they're paid to... and then our mainstream establishment media runs with it.

We live in a technocracy under the magical sparkling banner of the modern scientific dictatorship. An agenda needs pushed? Science, bought and paid for by governments and billionaires and multinational corporations, is your authority to tell you what you need to be told to continue functioning at the most basic, most controllable consumer level.

By the way, just days ago, the Editor-in-Chief of one of the world's most well-known medical journals The Lancet came out and said half of all the scientific literature is actually false.

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May 29 07:57

10 Crucial Issues Most Politicians—Except Bernie Sanders—Lie About

Bernie Sanders had a lot to say this week, when he officially launched his presidential campaign with a large rally in Burlington, Vermont. The 73-year-old Sanders, who was elected to the United States Senate as an independent but is running for president in the Democratic primary, described income inequality as “the great moral issue of our time” and called for a single-payer healthcare system, major infrastructure projects and legislation that would break up the U.S.’ largest banks. As president, Sanders told his supporters, he would only nominate Supreme Court justices who were in favor of overturning the 2010 Citizens United ruling. If the rally in Burlington is any indication, Hillary Clinton may very well have the type of aggressive Democratic primary challenger that economist Robert Reich and others have been hoping for.

May 29 07:50

Committing Treason and Benghazi Murder Cover-up

Take off your partisan hat and open your minds to the actual uninterrupted high treason that is part of the foreign policy establishment. Party politics is often just a show that plays to their respective bases. However, the tract and direction of extending the transnational empire just continues on a global scale. The full-blown treason committed by every administration that practices the internationalist vision of democracy domination is really a masquerade for worldwide dominion. Presidents are mere temporary talking heads for the oligarchy that actually rules. Murdering their own diplomats and hired help is incidental, when 1,455,590 Iraqi deaths since the U.S. invasion are ignored and dismissed.

May 29 07:47

PINTEREST - Indict Hillary Clinton [For] Treason

May 29 07:39

The Infernal Cocktail Party Corruption of Washington’s Elite Media

Sometimes people ask me: Why do smart, elite journalists quote people who they know are lying, or being moronically stupid, but not call what they say lies and stupidities? Why do they engage in split-the-difference false equivalence in political coverage that leaves readers terribly uninformed about what’s really going on?

And I say: One big reason is the cocktail parties.

May 29 07:37

Britain is Set to Open the Door to Cancerous GMO

In March of last year, David Cameron’s chief science advisers pressed for the government to allow the cultivation and spread of GMO crops in Britain, in addition to criticising “dysfunctional” European Union (EU) regulations which at the time restricted the quantity of GMO food in the European food supply.

May 29 07:32

A look at the Jewish billionaires controlling American politics

The Jewish Daily Forward recently published an incredibly revealing article discussing the immense influence and control over the American political process wealthy Jewish plutocrats, propagandists, and culture distorters have, particularly as it relates to the 2016 presidential race.

May 29 07:15

Christie, Menendez honored as ‘champions’ of Israel

Governor Christie and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez were honored Thursday night as “champions” of Israel at a gala hosted by Republican donor Sheldon Adelson and the World Values Network, a group of Jewish leaders founded by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach of Englewood.

Also honored were Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley and Anne Frank’s childhood friend Jacqueline Van Maarsen. With Israel under threat in a volatile Middle East, and amid mounting concerns about Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, organizers said it was vital to have U.S. leaders standing up for the Jewish state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only party concerned about Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons is nuclear-armed Israel, which was also concerned about Iraq's non-existent nuclear weapons. It's a circle-jerk of self-feeding delusion!

May 28 19:07

Majority of Congress Failed to take Action on Corporate Accountability in 2014

The majority of the U.S. Congress took no action at all in 2014 in favor of holding corporations accountable and reining in corporate power – scoring a zero on the newly released Corporate Accountability Coalition (CAC) Congressional Report Card. Covering the Second Session of the 113th Congress, the third edition of the Report Card offers an objective measure of congressional leadership in creating policy that protects people and promotes accountability and transparency.

May 28 18:21

Baltimore Has Descended Into A State Of Lawlessness – And More Cities Will Soon Follow

Did you really think that Baltimore would return to normal after everything that has happened? On Thursday, a mother and her 7-year-old son were both shot in the head in a double murder that has shocked the entire nation.

May 28 18:13

Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn't About Trade, but Corporate Control

As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership - a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed "Investment Chapter" highlights the intent of US-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company's claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.

May 28 17:50

Letting corporations sue governments protecting the environment is no way to solve the water crisis

Salvadorans are currently awaiting a ruling in a six-year legal battle initiated by Vancouver-based mining company Pacific Rim and now pursued by the Canadian-Australian firm Oceana Gold, which acquired Pacific Rim in 2013. In spite of the fact that Pacific Rim had failed to meet Salvadoran regulatory requirements, the company is suing El Salvador for USD $301 million for not having granted them a permit to operate a gold mine. The case is being heard at the World Bank's International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which exists outside of national jurisdiction. Its mandate is to examine the rights of foreign investors without taking into consideration domestic human rights, labour and environmental laws.

May 28 17:26

US establishment shields killer cops

Within three days of a judge’s ruling acquitting a Cleveland cop who brutally murdered two unarmed people, the Obama administration announced a settlement with the city that holds no one accountable for a string of police murders and leaves the existing apparatus of violence and terror intact.

May 28 16:56

Maine Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Handgun Permits

Senate lawmakers in the northeastern state of Maine have approved a bill that would eliminate the need for concealed carry handgun permits, instituting a concept popularly known as “constitutional carry.”

May 28 16:32

Ex-US House speaker indicted on federal charges

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal charges which include making false statements to the FBI, the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago says.

May 28 16:27

Jade Helm as Itself a Psy Op

By Jay Dyer

For most consumers of alternative news and media, the lineup of the players constitutes the tyrants and their systemic control, and the enlightened underground, with both sides fighting the great battle of winning the hearts and minds of the rest of the public. For the alternative news and information community, the possibility of large-scale psychological operations within alternative media itself are generally outside the spectrum of the possible. Indeed, crowds today are sill cheering on Assange and his Vaudeville Whistleblower Roadshow with Bradley-Chelsea Manning, and more recently finding themselves intellectually snowed in by our last hero, Snowden.

Jade Helm 15

In 2015, the focal point has become the Jade Helm 15 training operation across at least 7 states, with SOCOM running the training exercise for realistic military training...

May 28 16:07

Corporate Media Accused of Parroting Fear-Mongering over Patriot Act

With key provisions of the USA Patriot Act nearing a long-awaited expiration date, there remains one last adversary to take down in the fight for privacy rights: the corporate media.

May 28 15:55

Why the Elite Wants to Create More Social Disorder

96 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. will witness more Baltimore-style riots this summer. -- The elite know these riots are coming, because to a large extent, their policies have created the environment for them.

May 28 15:31

The Age Of Disinformation : “Media out of control when comes to weather” — “Idiotic claims on daily basis…”

No doubt national news media outlets are out of control when it comes to weather coverage, and their idiotic claims find their way to us on a daily basis.

May 28 14:44

Government s’mores: Michelle O’s food police reinventing campfire treat

The government has now reinvented the s’more and they’re urging us all to change our EVIL ways.

May 28 14:24

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges

The Justice Department charged the Illinois Republican Thursday for evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI as part of a scheme to pay off victims of “prior bad acts.”

May 28 14:03

Julian Assange on the TPP, NSA spying, and his own ambiguous future

In an hour-long interview aired Wednesday, Julian Assange spoke with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! at the Ecuador embassy in London and shared his perspective on NSA spying, the pending Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, and other controversies.

May 28 14:01

Obama Admin Takes power over Private Land: Claims all Nation’s Waterways; Creeks, Wetlands, Ditches, and Ponds

Under the new EPA regulations, which were unconstitutionally granted by President Obama, The EPA has decided that it can regulate isolated wetlands and ponds on private lands and in farmer’s fields by designating them “regional treasures.”

May 28 13:51

Obama Hosts Q&A Session, Americans Ask Him Why He Sucks

President Barack Obama hosted a question and answer session on Twitter Thursday, and the questions he received, when pieced together, form the tapestry of Obama’s failed presidency.

May 28 13:16

Meet the BLICS – New Source for Phony Dollar Support – By Jim Willie

The aggravated global financial situation is working toward a series of powerful climax events. The various USDollar platforms are either undergoing seizure or suffering from abandonment by primary players. The grand Reich Finance application is failing finally, with extraordinary lies, propaganda, market rigging, doctored statistics, and $trillion patches leaking. The Western banking system is being lashed at another level, after the multi-lateral lashing with derivatives tied the big Western banks all together following the Lehman killjob in 2008. A new global lashing has begun to show itself, yet another obscenity. Witness the export of QE globally by the USFed via the unlimited vast Dollar Swap facilities (massive slush funds). The new 5 BLICS nations under Western thumb are being used to purchase huge tracts of USTreasury Bonds, surely using Dollar Swap funds, on behalf of the USFed master criminal organization.

May 28 12:56

US SPECIAL FORCES ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH BUG DRONES

If you hear this tiny flying bug drone buzzing around your head, an Army Special Forces team might not be far behind. The 18-gram PD-100 Black Hornet from Norway’s Prox Dynamics can bear regular and thermal cameras about a kilometer and stay aloft more than 25 minutes.

May 28 12:53

WRONGFULLY TREATING ACADEMIC DEBATE AS ANTI-SEMITISM

The principle of academic freedom at our universities is under attack by those seeking to shield Israel from criticism by silencing dissent, shutting down discussion and imposing a stifling atmosphere of intimidation at the University of California, in particular. A coordinated set of petitions, including a letter signed by 57 rabbis, asks UC administrators to adopt the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism as a means to “accurately identify” and “publicly condemn” it in campus debate, protest and discussion. That problematic definition conflates principled criticism of Israeli policies with genuine anti-Semitism; if the university accedes to this demand, such criticism — and academic freedom — could be suppressed by administrative fiat.

May 28 12:49

JADE HELM AS ITSELF A PSY OP

If the military wanted to keep Jade Helm secret, it could have been kept secret. The decision to run a mass drill in several states was intentionally done and purposefully allowed to “leak.” The consequences of such a public revelation are much more useful for war gaming and future predictive responses than any imminent threat of martial law. Just like Assange and Snowden, Jade Helm is the establishment’s middle finger in the face of the ridiculous naiveté of the Tea Party crowd.

May 28 12:10

US senator to FIFA: Do not reward Russia with 2018 World Cup

A US senator has called on FIFA not to allow Russia to host the 2018 World Cup following the corruption scandal in the soccer's world governing body.

May 28 11:53

Pew Poll: Republicans All Tied Up, Hillary’s Credibility Takes a Dive

The joint scandals involving Clinton violating State Department email regulations and all the shady money around the Clinton Foundation have taken a serious toll, especially on her credibility. According to a Pew Poll released Thursday, a full 53% say Clinton is not honest. Only 39% disagree.

May 28 11:52

Voters don't trust news media's coverage of Hillary Clinton: Poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received information about the Benghazi attacks on her private email which were later marked "classified" when requested by the U.S. Congress and watchdog groups, according to documents released by the State Department on Friday. The department made public hundreds of emails from Clinton’s private server related to the congressional investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The emails are only a sliver of the 55,000 pages of emails Clinton gave President Obama's Department of State, and they don't include the email scrubbed from her private server.

May 28 11:45

Only Dirty Deeds Recorders Like Kent County DE's Betty Lou McKenna Restrict Media Access and Cameras.

Monday, May 18, 2015
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Kent County Delaware Register of Deeds Betty Lou McKenna, Holly Malone and Attorney John Pardee Attempt to Truncate Discovery with Bullshit Dispositive Motions.

Media. Just like KIRO 7 only smaller.
Access, because it is Constitutional.
This is simple stuff, folks.

Today's email to Counsel for Defendants:
Good Day Counselors and media,

I. Offer of Proof Video in Production.

I left the Bat Cave this afternoon to document that which common sense tells us. If you don't get it now you never will. Fortunately Jon Scherer, Recording Manager of King County gets it.Stay tuned for the video link and the Court filing.

II.
Voluntary Dismissal of Negligent and Intentional Emotional Distress Claim.
That is self-explanatory. Document and Proposed order forthcoming.

III. Modification to Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.

May 28 11:44

U.S. ‘Progressive’ Magazines Deep-Sixed Senator Sanders’s Incipient Presidential Campaign

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont might be the most progressive of all U.S. Senators — only two Senators are even contenders for that spot, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachussetts, and neither of them has campaigned at all for the Presidency.

May 28 11:37

Hillary Clinton’s lucrative life of crime

Bill and Hillary Clinton “earned” — can a mortal earn such stratospheric sums? — “at least $30 million over the last 16 months, mainly from giving paid speeches to corporations, banks and other organizations,” The New York Times reports. “They have now earned more than $125 million on the [lecture] circuit since leaving the White House in 2001.”

This is an important issue. But the big story has little to with what actually matters.

Coverage of the Clintons’ spectacularly lucrative speaking career has focused on how it affects Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign — specifically the political damage caused by the public’s growing perception that Hillary is out of touch with the common man and woman. It is a promising line of inquiry for her detractors (myself included).

May 28 11:03

The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski

By Jon Rappoport

All hands on deck for global, economic, corporate dictatorship.

There are dots to connect here. They’re real, and they’re spectacular.

Let me begin with a brief exchange from a 1978 interview, conducted by reporter Jeremiah Novak. He was speaking with two American members of the Trilateral Commission (TC), a group founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and his intellectual flunkey, Zbigniew Brzezinski...

May 28 10:17

Obama Wants USA Freedom Act Rammed Through by Midnight Sunday… or Else

Apparently his pen and his phone are pretty much worthless this time.

President Obama wants the Orwellian, unconstitutional USA Freedom Act passed by Sunday. Or else.

And Obama didn’t mince words. He said if the Senators don’t pass this “necessary” Patriot Act extension, we the American people simply will not be safe.

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May 28 09:46

Moving towards the mark of the beast: Feds help fund implantable RFID device

For years many within the alternative media have written about the danger to freedom posed by implantable RFID chips. From chips implanted into pets to chips used in humans to monitor their health, society has slowly been conditioned to accept implanted microchips as a useful science based tool.

May 28 09:34

Carly Fiorina: First Call as President Will Be to Prime Minister of Israel

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina conducted a media call Monday morning after announcing she is running for president. In response to a question about what she would do on her first day in office if she were elected, Fiorina said that her first phone call would be to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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