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February 19, 2015

Feb 19 07:12

NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army Encircles Aleppo

In a military victory that may very well rival the liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the beginning of the crisis.

While not controlled by the Western-backed terrorist forces entirely, large portions of Aleppo have fallen under death squad control since NATO began backing jihadists forces in earnest in 2010. The Syrian military has long sought to establish control over the entirety of the city and, over the last several months, the SAA has been fighting to do just that. Over the last few weeks, however, the SAA was able to win a number of key battles and take control over a several key villages that enabled it to position itself all the way around Aleppo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iceland jailed their bankers. Iraq and Libya are kicking out their recently installed US puppet rulers. The plan to start a confrontation with Russia via Ukraine to protect the dollar from the Ruble is crumbling, and the plan to install a new government in Syria, now in its fourth year, by backing Al Qaeda against Assad is stalled as are the plans for war with Iran and China.

The US/PNAC plan to conquer the world and force it back to Bretton-Woods and the petrodollar is in serious trouble.

Message to the government watchers monitoring this site; I did warn you the US could lose this one, didn't I?

Feb 19 06:59

Settlers uproot 550 olive tree saplings

A group of Israeli settlers from the Asfar (Metzad) settlement, to the east of the town of Al Shuyoukh, uprooted 550 olive tree saplings on Tuesday night and ran away.

Activist Ahmed Halayka said that the land is owned by Abdel Kader and Moussa Abu Shanab Al-Ayayda and located in the area of Zaafaran, where the Asfar settlement was established.

The land's owners, Al-Halayka noted, were shocked yesterday morning to see their trees, which had been planted around a week earlier, uprooted.


Feb 19 06:58

Military intervention in Libya “unacceptable”, Tuareg official

Libya's Tuareg representative to the Libyan national dialogue, Mossa Al-Koni yesterday rejected any "foreign military intervention in Libya" stressing that his country "does not export terrorism, but terrorism penetrated its territories following the French military intervention in Mali in 2013".

In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Al-Koni who served as a member of the transitional council after the revolution of 17 February 2011 said: "No one accepts the killing of Egyptian Copts in this way, the images were shocking not to only to Libyans but for the international community, especially that these innocent people had nothing to do with the ongoing conflict."

He added that these actions "cannot be attributed to Libya or Libyans".

Feb 19 06:57

Debaltsevo graced by a Novorossia flag and a new Greek mayor

New authorities are focused on restoring peaceful life in Debaltsevo. The head of DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko has signed a decree on the formation of a special commission to restore the city. It consists of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic, representatives of government agencies and a fresh face - Alexander Afendikov, appointed by the head of DPR to the position of the mayor of Debaltsevo. LifeNews managed to learn some details of the biography of the new head of city administration.

Feb 19 06:57

The Sarah Palin of Israel

The most powerful woman in Israel’s ruling Likud party has just moved into a trailer. Knesset member Miri Regev, the party’s attack dog and the closest thing Israel has to Sarah Palin, boarded the mobile home—attached to an Audi SUV—last week ready to crisscross the country campaigning for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who never wanted her to be the face of the party to so many Israelis.

She admits that the trailer, decorated with the Likud’s blue colors and emblazoned with her face, is a gimmick, but it’s one that fits her well. She is, after all, the queen of media stunts—and a frequent object of mockery by Israeli journalists and satirists.

Feb 19 06:55

Israeli analyst warns European Jews not to migrate to Israel

Israeli analyst Zvi Bar'el has criticised Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that European Jews should migrate to Israel to escape what the prime minister claims is a "growing wave of anti-Semitism" and the "Islamic State threat". Bar'el pointed out that Israel is unable to fulfil Netanyahu's promises to new immigrants.

"Fear in Israel is greater, the crime level is higher and the terrorism threat is more real," wrote Bar'el in an article published by Haaretz newspaper. He pointed out that the real problem is not only that the Jews of Europe aren't safe. "The Jews of Israel have a hard time being convinced that their haven can face up to the threats in the region that Netanyahu warns them of daily," he claimed. "Let's assume that thousands of Jews do decide to abandon their businesses, studies, homes and livelihoods and board rescue flights to Ben-Gurion International Airport. What will they find here?"


Feb 19 06:54

‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested

Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

Feb 19 06:54

GAO and The Goldilocks Option: Audit the Fed but Don't Make It Sweat

Just in time to join this larger debate comes the reasonable GAO alternative: Let's make the Fed more accountable but not TOO accountable.

Feb 19 06:53

Does the Russian Bear Smell Gold?

Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency? ... The "perfect-storm" of geopolitical instability, diplomatic isolation, severe currency depreciation, and economic decline now confronting Russia has profoundly damaged Moscow's international standing, and possibly for the long-term. Yet, it is precisely such conditions that may push the country's leadership into taking the radical step that will secure its world-player status once and for all: the adoption of a gold-exchange standard.

Feb 19 06:52

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata

The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery

Feb 19 06:51

Jeb Bush claims 'I'm my own man', but he has a very familiar foreign policy team

In his first major foreign policy speech since mooting a 2016 presidential run, Jeb Bush sought to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, admitting mistakes were made in Iraq, and called for the world to “take out” Isis.

Feb 19 06:48

Cop reveals that “planting evidence and lying” are just “part of the game”

The Post then contacted the officer and conducted an anonymous interview with him where he revealed his disturbing perspective


Feb 19 06:38

Just Hit The NOAA Motherlode

I spent the evening comparing USHCN V1 and V2 graphs, and discovered a huge discrepancy between their V1 and V2 adjustments.

This is their current US graph. Note that there is a discontinuity at 1998, which doesn’t look right. Globally, temperatures plummeted in 1999-2000, but they didn’t in the US graph.

It doesn’t look right, because they made a huge change going from USHCN V1 to V2.

Feb 19 06:34

U.S. Agencies Accused of Fudging Data to Show Global Warming

Multiple U.S. government bureaucracies including NOAA, NASA, and the Department of Energy are again being accused of inappropriately manipulating temperature data — or “adjusting” it, as officials at the agencies implicated in the scandal put it — to show global warming. While the accusations are not new, the latest scandal, sparked by an in-depth analysis of the data by independent analyst Steven Goddard at Real Science, relies on official records to suggest that federal agencies have been fudging temperature measurements to make past decades seem colder and recent years appear warmer.

Feb 19 06:33

White House Accuses Israel Of 'Distorting' Truth Of U.S.-Iran Nuclear Negotiations

The Barack Obama-led administration on Wednesday accused the Israeli government of misleading the public on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran over the latter's nuclear program. U.S. Officials reportedly said that Israel is engaged in “cherry-picking.”

“I think it is safe to say not everything you are hearing from the Israeli government is an accurate reflection of the details of the talks,” U.S. state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. She also confirmed that the U.S. government is withholding some details related to the talks from the Israelis.

Feb 19 06:31

Tony Blair to advise Serbia, having led NATO bombing of Belgrade

Tony Blair has signed a contract to advise Serbia’s prime minister, 16 years after the two were on opposite sides of the Balkan conflict. Former British PM Blair was instrumental in NATO airstrikes against Belgrade.

Blair will work for PM Aleksandar Vucic, Slobodan Milosevic’s information minister at the time of the Kosovo conflict.


Feb 19 06:02

RAF scrambles Typhoons to intercept giant ‘Russian Bear’ bombers off Cornwall

British RAF Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled in response to two Russian Bear long-range bombers spotted off the coast of Cornwall, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said

Feb 19 06:00

‘Nation’s top censorship officer’: Targeted NYT journalist rebukes Eric Holder over press freedoms

James Risen, dragged through the mud by the Department of Justice, offers bold counter to AG's record on whistleblowers

Feb 19 03:38

Oil falls sharply as US crude inventories rise

Oil prices tumbled on Thursday after another big weekly build in U.S. crude inventories and a possible rise in Saudi output stoked worries about oversupply.

(*This Is GOOD NEWS For Home Owners In The North East Who Are Trying To Heat Their Homes With Oil .
no one ever seems to report from that angle . We only hear how it's going to hurt Wall St. , and big business , or corporations . I'm here to change all that !)

Feb 19 03:24

Boston: Weekend Snow, Ice and Rain to Follow Arctic Blast

Following snow showers and arctic air that will rival the coldest of the season, a storm will spread wintry precipitation across the Boston area this weekend.

The system producing the snow showers around Boston on Thursday will evolve into another significant snowstorm for areas farther to the north in New England. A foot of snow can fall on parts of Maine into Friday.

Temperatures are forecast with readings well below zero into Saturday morning.

Feb 19 01:40

Kung Hei Fat Choi ! What Really Happened in The Opium War

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year Kung Hei Fat Choi! Its fitting and timely to watch An Epic Film Premiered in 1997 for the Handover of Hong Kong by he British back to China. A must see for anyone interested in the dark history of the British empire. What they don't teach you in the history school books. This 2 1/2 hour film (subtitled in English and Chinese) is probably the most powerful movie ever made on the wars waged by the Chinese over the British to rid the country of the opium addiction that was crippling Chinese of every walk of life.

February 18, 2015

Feb 18 23:05

Ukraine, America’s “Lebensraum”. Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

No sooner was the truce signed than all onus was put on Russia to sustain it with none evident on Kiev or its US master. Is it just another pause before more weapons, special forces and advisers come in to prop up the US-constructed coup state in Kiev? Certainly that is what the West-Ukraine puppet leaders and US war party are pressing for.

Feb 18 23:01

Opposition Leaders Issued A Statement to Signal the Launch of the Foiled Coup

Lucas Koerner, journalist in Caracas for Venezuelanalysis.com: What we know about the foiled coup thus far?

Feb 18 22:58

Minsk cease-fire verging on collapse as fighting continues in east Ukraine

Fighting escalated in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on Tuesday, as the cease-fire negotiated last week in Minsk has failed to take hold.

Feb 18 22:55

Why the Free and Open Internet Is Never Going to Die

It appears that the internet’s wild west days are coming to an end, much to the chagrin of pretty much everyone who uses it. Last week, the FEC announced their desire to regulate websites like Drudge, and President Obama called for the government to reign in the internet, and regulate it like a utility. Obviously, these developments have the potential to destroy everything that makes the internet great.

The masses have spent the last 15 years ditching television, radio, and newspapers, and turning to the internet for their news, because it offers an almost infinite number of opinions. Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues to wallow in lies and propaganda, as they pump a steady stream of bland and sterile entertainment into our homes. If the government has its way, in 20 years your computer will become nothing more than a television with a million channels. How novel?


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Feb 18 22:55

American police brutality, exported from Chicago to Guantánamo

Allegations stemming from interviews and court documents, concerning five Chicago suspects, suggest Zuley and his colleagues shackled suspects to walls for extended periods, threatened their family members, and perhaps even planted evidence on them. The point was to yield confessions, even while ignoring potentially exculpatory evidence.

Several of those techniques bear similarities to those used by Zuley when he took over the interrogation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo, described in official government reports and a best-selling memoir serialised last month by the Guardian as one of the most brutal ever conducted at the US wartime prison.

Feb 18 19:41

America In Distress – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Obama has spent the last eight years adding Trillions to our National Debt, edging us closer to bankruptcy. Scandals have plagued us at an alarming rate – IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Snowden, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Operation Choke Point, The VA, AP Wiretapping, Drones, ObamaCare, Monsanto / FDA appointment, Recess appointments… and on and on.

Feb 18 18:53

Huge Increase In Old/Thick Arctic Sea Ice

The amount of Arctic sea ice at least three years old is up 37% since 2011. But even worse news for alarmists is that the old/thick ice is located on the Alaska side of the Arctic, where it will inhibit summer melt.

Feb 18 18:36

The Department of Homeland Security is a total disaster. It's time to abolish it.

If Congress doesn't act before February 27, the Department of Homeland Security is going to run out of money and go into a partial shutdown. (Eighty-five percent of employees would still be working, but they wouldn't be getting paid.) Congress doesn't appear to have a plan for action; as of last week, before it broke for recess, House and Senate lawmakers were each telling each other to do something. Meanwhile, politicians in both parties have already skipped to the step where they blame the other party for the possible shutdown — making them seem pretty resigned to it happening. House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he's "certainly" ready for a DHS shutdown.

Feb 18 18:36

Judge says man must pay $30K in child support for kid who is not his

It is a story that inspired outrage.
Carnell Alexander says he got a shock during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 1990s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, and that he was under arrest.
The problem? Carnell didn’t have any kids.

Feb 18 18:33

Dead Banker 61 "Froze To Death" ???


Feb 18 18:25

Cracks in nuclear reactors prompt call for worldwide inspections

The discovery of thousands of additional cracks in critical components of two Belgian nuclear reactors prompted Greenpeace to call for immediate checks of nuclear power plants worldwide.

The cracks were found in the steel nuclear reactor pressure vessels in nuclear reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2 in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive nuclear fuel cores and the failure of the components can cause catastrophic nuclear accidents, according to Greenpeace.

On Feb. 13, two leading material scientists announced that the pervasive and unexpected cracking could be related to corrosion from normal operation, with potential implications for reactors worldwide.

Feb 18 18:21

Equation: The Death Star of Malware Galaxy

Perhaps the most powerful tool in the Equation group's arsenal is a mysterious module known only by a cryptic name: "nls_933w.dll". It allows them to reprogram the hard drive firmware of over a dozen different hard drive brands, including Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Maxtor and IBM. This is an astonishing technical accomplishment and is testament to the group's abilities.

Over the past years, the Equation group has performed many different attacks. One stands out: the Fanny worm. Presumably compiled in July 2008, it was first observed and blocked by our systems in December 2008. Fanny used two zero-day exploits, which were later uncovered during the discovery of Stuxnet.

Feb 18 18:18

Samsung TV Security Hole Opens Door for Hackers

Samsung transmits voice data to Nuance through an unsecure cocktail of XML and binary data, and does not use SSL encryption. If a talented researcher like Lodge could track voice data back to Nuance, a malicious hacker could do the same, provided that he or she had access to your smart TV and home network credentials.

Whether this is really dangerous is up for debate, as most users are not likely to look for anything terribly compromising via voice search on their smart TVs. Still, in a day and age when it's common for both cybercriminals and world governments to try to leverage personal data, it's surprising to see a big company transmit private information without some kind of encryption.

Feb 18 17:50

Census: 30% Of Millennials Still Living With Parents

30.3 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living with a parent, according to data from the Census Bureau. -- The data comes from a Census release called “Young Adults: Then and Now,” which “illustrates characteristics of the young adult population (age 18-34) across the decades using data from the 1980, 1990 and 2000 Censuses and the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.”

Feb 18 17:20

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered ‘weakest solar cycle in a century’

The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun.

Feb 18 17:13

Flashback: Merck vaccine fraud exposed by two Merck virologists

company faked mumps vaccine efficacy results for over a decade, says lawsuit

Feb 18 17:08

How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

For Weldin, 58, the insurer’s liquidation marked the third time she would lose her health insurance under Obamacare, the third time she would head to HealthCare.gov to shop for coverage, and the third time she would have to purchase a brand new plan.

Feb 18 16:49

America, your Vice President is a Perverted Creep

SEE JOE (I AM A ZIONIST TOO) BIDEN GROPE AND KISS A CHILD

Feb 18 16:46

The NSA’s Latest Attempt to Hack Your Computer ... And What You Can Do To Stop It

Ted Baumann
Activist Post

Sometimes I wonder just how bad the news about government spying can get. The answer was in my inbox this morning. I quickly ran out of superlatives: Awful. Terrible. Appalling. Dreadful.

The article in question reported that for most of the last two decades, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been deliberately infecting the “firmware” that runs most common hard drives, including those made by Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor.

There’s a 99% chance that the computer you’re using has one of those in it. Mine has four...

Feb 18 16:43

Poroshenko wants EU peacekeepers in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Security Council has agreed to call on the UN and EU to deploy a peacekeeping mission in the war-torn eastern part of the country, as requested by President Petro Poroshenko.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poroshenko has cratered he war against the East and calls for help from his masters.

Feb 18 16:29

Every television newscast: staged reality

Focus on the network evening news. This is where the staging is done well.

First, we have the image itself, the colors in foreground and background, the blend of restful and charged hues. The anchor and his/her smooth style.

Then we have the shifting of venue from the studio to reporters in the field, demonstrating the reach of coverage: the planet. As if this equals authenticity.

Actually, those reporters in the field rarely dig up information on location. A correspondent standing on a rooftop in Cairo could just as well be positioned in a bathroom in a Las Vegas McDonald’s. His report would be identical.

Feb 18 16:22

Massive Manipulated Gold Hit In Progress

Dave Kranzler
Activist Post

The Comex is a complete fraud. It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history.

With China and Viet Nam (the latter being a major gold importing country) now closed until next Wednesday in observance of their Lunar New Year, the bullion banks have engaged in a major attempt to drive the price of gold lower...

Feb 18 16:19

Government In Action: The NSA’s Latest Attempt To Hack Your Computer

Sometimes I wonder just how bad the news about government spying can get. The answer was in my inbox this morning. I quickly ran out of superlatives: Awful. Terrible. Appalling. Dreadful.

The article in question reported that for most of the last two decades, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been deliberately infecting the “firmware” that runs most common hard drives, including those made by Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor. There’s a 99% chance that the computer you’re using has one of those in it. Mine has four.

Feb 18 16:17

Can Russia control the weather? Climate researcher says CIA fears hostile nations are triggering floods and droughts

If it seems like it never stops raining, blame the Russians. Or even the North Koreans.

CIA chiefs fear hostile nations are trying to manipulate the world’s weather, a conference heard.

A leading academic has told how he got a mysterious phone call asking whether foreign countries could be triggering droughts or flooding.

Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: ‘Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think CIA is using too many of those drugs they smuggle into the country.

Feb 18 15:56

Caught On Tape - Erdogan's 'Kingmaker' Bill Sparks Mass Brawl In Turkish Parliament

Chairs flew and lawmakers traded punches as AP reports a brawl in the Turkish Parliament over a new security bill (dubbed the 'kingmaker') has forced the spotlight on mounting suspicions that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's real goal is to hand himself more tools to crush dissent. Five lawmakers were injured early Wednesday in the fight that broke out as opposition leaders tried to delay a debate on the legislation.

Feb 18 15:55

Russia Dumps Most US Paper Ever As China Reduces Treasurys Holdings To January 2013 Levels

Back in December, Socgen spread a rumor that Russia has begun selling its gold. Subsequent IMF data showed that not only was this not correct, Russia in fact added to its gold holdings. But there was one thing it was selling: some $22 billion in US Treasurys, a record 20% of its total holdings, bringing its US paper inventory to just $86 billion in December - the lowest since June 2008.

Feb 18 15:50

Police Trash 90-Year-Old Woman’s Home in Search for Nonexistent Drugs

A 90-year-old woman whose home was significantly damaged in a police drug raid says she was falsely targeted by Miami-area law enforcement.

Feb 18 15:44

No End in Sight: As Fighting Escalates, Afghan Civilians Still Paying Heavy Price

More than 13 years since the U.S.-led invasion, the war in Afghanistan continues to bring death and horror to civilians, who face record casualties and high levels of displacement amid intensified fighting, according to a new United Nations study.

Feb 18 15:36

Obama administration to allow sales of armed drones to allies

The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill is intensely controversial.

Feb 18 15:33

"Horror, Darkness, Fire, and Death"--The Agony of Debaltsevo Cauldron

The cauldron will cease to exist in a few hours, a day at the most. Novorossia’s army has taken most of Debaltsevo. UAF and volunteer battalions have lost their HQ, therefore are acting in an uncoordinated, chaotic fashion, in order to save themselves. Many of the soldiers who have nothing to fear (draftees and reservists) are laying down their arms. DPR/LPR is mentioning hundreds of POWs. But that is only the beginning.

Most of the prisoners will likely be captured today or tomorrow, and here’s why.

Feb 18 15:30

Veep, the serial creep! Biden under fire for his love of nuzzling startled ladies for the cameras

Biden was at the swearing in ceremony of new Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and as Carter delivered his speech, Biden could be seen in the background with his arms on the shoulders of the man's wife, Stephanie, and whispering into her ear.

Now, many conservative commentators are criticizing Biden for his frequent nuzzling of women right in front of the cameras.

Feb 18 15:29

Sanctions-Struck Russia Goes for Islamic Banking

Russia is enacting regulations and building infrastructure to enable Russian firms and eventually the government to issue sukuk- bonds compliant with Islamic law

Feb 18 15:21

Ukraine Denouement

The fate of Ukraine is now shifting from the military battlefield back to the arena that counts most: that of international finance. Kiev is broke, having depleted its foreign reserves on waging war that has destroyed its industrial export and coal mining capacity in the Donbass (especially vis-à-vis Russia, which normally has bought 38 percent of Ukraine’s exports). Deeply in debt (with €3 billion falling due on December 20 to Russia), Ukraine faces insolvency if the IMF and Europe do not release new loans next month to pay for new imports as well as Russian and foreign bondholders.

Feb 18 15:14

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder

In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.

Feb 18 15:14

Merkel Peace Laureate Another Bad Joke

Germans are known for their exceedingly dry humour. So much so that one joke has it that the Bundestag is voting to make laughing lessons a compulsory part of the curriculum in all German schools. But, seriously, the proposed nomination of Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to some media reports, for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has got to be a joke that will provoke much unintended mirth.

Feb 18 15:03

The Federal Government Demands Censorship On Social Media

Congress and the White House are leaning on Twitter to censor Islamic State posts on its network.

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, the chair of a House foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, has singled out Twitter for allowing supposed IS operatives to recruit and propagandize on the social media platform.

“This is the way (the Islamic State) is recruiting — they are getting people to leave their homelands and become fighters,” Poe said.

Feb 18 15:02

Admitted: US helped Israel build the Bomb

An official government document revealing the true extent of this ‘special relationship’ is now available for the world to see.

It surely would not have been possible for the Israelis to acquire the H-Bomb without American help, and now we know for sure that the US did indeed help – allegedly ‘skirting’ around strict international standards on the issue.

At present, much is being made by Republicans in the US Congress about Iran’s alleged (and still non existent) nuclear weapons program and “the rule of law”, so this latest revelation only their own belies grandiose platitudes on the issue.

Feb 18 15:00

Google warns of US government ‘hacking any facility’ in the world

Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US “government hacking of any facility” in the world.

Feb 18 14:54

Silvio Berlusconi 'paid off bunga bunga girls in sex trial', say prosecutors

Silvio Berlusconi paid off showgirls with tens of thousands of euros in cash and even free apartments and villas in return for them lying for him during his "bunga bunga" sex trial, Italian prosecutors allege. The disgraced former prime minister could now face a fresh trial on charges of tampering with witnesses and inducing them to provide false testimony in court.

Feb 18 14:51

VIDEO: CNN says ISIS lures Western women with pictures of Nutella and kittens

On Wednesday morning, CNN revealed shocking information about the depth of dastardliness to which ISIS is now stooping in its effort to subvert the glorious freedoms and democracy of Western peoples: they're after our women, using the most devilish and devious ploy ever imagined by the mind of man or jihadi.

CNN's Carol Costello spelled out, in glorious technicolor, that Western women are being manipulated by ISIS onlineTM into thinking that life with the world's most high profile head-choppers (after Saudi Arabia) would be pretty cool and fun because there would be kittens, nutella and "emojis" (whatever they are).

Feb 18 14:46

White House Overhypes Obamacare Enrollment, Again

Yesterday evening, not long after the official (but not actual) end of Obamacare’s open enrollment period, the White House Twitter feed posted some breaking news: “About 11.4 million Americans are signed up for private health coverage,” the tweet said, posting the information with the hashtag #ACAWorks.

It is in some ways remarkable that the White House can provide this information so quickly. Not because the information should be hard to collect, but because other similar information often eludes the administration.

As Bloomberg News health care reporter Alex Wayne noted on Twitter earlier today during a Q&A session with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the administration "still can’t tell us how many people were enrolled in Obamacare at the end of 2014."

Feb 18 14:45

The Greatest Story NEVER Told

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Vimeo has deleted our Channel without Notice, YouTube has blocked our documentary Worldwide. The videos below are working, you may need to pause before playing. The truth fears no investigations. Thanks for your patience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the documentary the caller into the radio show mentioned, bu apparently the powers that be are terrified of it to the point of trying to shut it down.

Feb 18 14:20

Pharmacy Mistakenly Gives Girl, 12, Ambien Instead of Antibiotic

A 12-year-old girl experienced bizarre hallucinations after being given a powerful sleeping pill instead of her prescribed antibiotics from a Southern California pharmacy, her mother claims.

Family members have filed an initial claim against CVS in Corona, the first step toward a lawsuit, for what they call complete negligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oops! our bad!"

Feb 18 14:10

NATO/UN Desperately Seek Ceasefire To Save ISIS After Syrian Army Encircles Aleppo

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In a military victory that may very well rival the liberation of Qusayr in terms of significance, on February 17, the SAA officially encircled the entirety of Syria’s largest city Aleppo. In so doing, the SAA was also able to seal off the road leading into the city from the North which has been used as a supply route for the terrorist death squads receiving reinforcements and supplies from Turkey since the beginning of the crisis...

Feb 18 14:06

UNSC unanimously adopts Russian draft resolution on Ukraine

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Skip forward to 20:57 where the RF Ambassador to UN rips the Western liars a new one!

Feb 18 13:56

Huge amount of weapons were found on the border between Egypt and Libya

Huge amount of weapons were found on the border between Egypt and Libya, it is believed these weapons sent from America to terrorists.

Feb 18 13:47

Debaltsevo Pocket Is Crumbling, Ukraine Forces in Retreat

All my sources confirm that Debaltsevo is mostly in Novorussian hands and that the junta forces are in full retreat to the south of the pocket. All the top Novorussian brass was on hand today, including Kononov, Motorola, Givi, Mozgovoi and Zakharchenko as were many tens of Ukrainian prisoners.

Feb 18 13:47

Ukraine Women Protest, Want Their Men out of Debaltsevo Cauldron

Odessa women, whose relatives and loved ones are surrounded in the Debaltsevo cauldron, blocked a highway with signs "Help Debaltsevo", creating traffic jams six kilometers long.

Feb 18 13:47

Yandex Says Google Shutting Others Out From Russian Android Devices

Russian Internet giant Yandex has requested that Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service investigate Google for violating Russian legislation, news agency RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.

Feb 18 13:14

Kiev says troops withdrawn from Debaltsevo, rebels claim military ‘surrender en masse’

Kiev troops surrounded in the city of Debalstevo have started to surrender en masse, Ukrainian rebels have said. President Poroshenko announced a complete withdrawal from the contested city.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed in a video statement that he has given an order to withdraw troops from Debaltsevo on Wednesdsay.

“We stated and proved that Debaltsevo was under our control and that there was no encirclement. Our units withdrew according to plan in an organized manner. They took military hardware with them – tanks, APCs, artillery pieces, tow-tracks, cars,” the president said.

He added that some 80 percent of the troops have already left the city.

Feb 18 12:43

Andrew Hoffman - Gold & Silver Record Demand-Supply Falling

Andrew Hoffman of MilesFranklin.com says, “You have the polar opposite in the oil business as you have in the mining business right now. You have a relentless amount of supply that is on stream and coming on stream for oil. . . . So, no matter what the price, you are going to see more and more supply come on. In gold and silver mining, you have record demand right now, and yet you are going to see supply fall at infinitum. There have been no discoveries for the past decade. There has been no capital spending for the past decade. So, I think you are going to see plunging oil demand and surging supply. Gold and silver will be surging demand and plunging supply. When it comes to silver, there are almost no inventories to start with. So, you are sitting in very desperate situations on both ends that I think it’s pretty clear economic Mother Nature is going to resolve. . . . We are talking about an extremely tight supply/demand balance in gold and silver right now. . . .

Feb 18 12:28

Victoria Nuland the F**k the EU spiritual mother of Nulandistan is in trouble

Der Spiegel attacked Victoria Nuland, President Obama’s Nazi-loving representative for Europe, as "America’s Riot Diplomat" — the sobriquet can mean both that Nuland acts disruptively, and that she creates riots (as on the Maidan in Ukraine).
The "Politics" column states that Nuland poses a threat to America’s allies, and that while she is supposed to solve the crisis of Ukraine and relations with Russia, "In the crisis, Nuland herself has become the problem."

EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche has called the immediate firing of Nuland, an indispensable step to avoid a plunge into thermonuclear war with Russia.

Feb 18 12:20

BEX ALERT - Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to "the nation signed with the blood of the cross" and the warning, "we are south of Rome," Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shuttered the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission--especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, it looks like the false-flag plan under consideration a the moment is to have Mossad bomb the Vatican and rile up all the Christians (or at least the Catholics) against all the Muslims.

Feb 18 12:15

BEX Alert!!! - "Axelrod Claims The Obama Admin Hasn’t Had 'A Major Scandal”' Over Six Years"

Axelrod Claims: “I’m Proud” Obama Admin Hasn’t Had “A Major Scandal” Over Six Years (February 17, 2015)

Feb 18 11:59

Companies forced to anonymously fight back against FBI surveillance

The fate of the United States government’s ability to silently serve tech companies with a type of court order that compels firms to hand over private user data to federal authorities is currently being fought, predictably, cloak-and-dagger.

Feb 18 11:57

An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin for the pain before driving to hospital has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a drink-driving charge.

An Australian learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound and drank gin for the pain before driving to hospital has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a drink-driving charge.

Feb 18 11:57

Judge Illegally Fired Whistleblower Who Called Him Out For Preaching Religion From The Bench

Judge Mark Somers, a state trial judge in Dearborn, Michigan, sent official correspondence to a potential juror on letterhead containing a Biblical passage, according to a former court employee. The clerk of the court complained that Somers was “literally preaching from the bench” at times. The court’s deputy administrator, a woman named Julie Pucci, complained to an agency that oversees the state’s judiciary about the Biblical letterhead. Some time later, after Somers was promoted to chief judge of the court, he fired Pucci.

Feb 18 11:43

WPD conducts violent no-knock raid: guess what they found

The Wichita Police Department used a battering ram to enter an unlocked home near Reflection Ridge, thinking the home was a drug house because the men renting the expensive home were young, and had a lot of visitors. The police did not realize that the men were renting the home from one of the men's parents, who are living in Costa Rica. The police also did not realize that the home has a music studio, and that the men were helping many artists record their music.

Feb 18 11:40

KHAMENEI: IRAN COULD CUT EUROPE’S ACCESS TO GAS IF SANCTIONS NOT LIFTED

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Wednesday that his country would resist global sanctions imposed over its nuclear program, saying that Iran might respond to international pressure by cutting back gas exports. "The enemy is using the lever of sanctions to the hilt and their goal is to stop our people's progress," Khamenei said in a public speech in Tehran, according to IRNA news agency.

Feb 18 11:36

"In a situation reminiscent of the Shaneen Allen case, a 72-year-old retired school teacher in New Jersey faces a 10-year felony sentence (a likely life sentence) and the jeopardization of his pension for possession of an unloaded 300-year-old flintlock p

In a situation reminiscent of the Shaneen Allen case, a 72-year-old retired school teacher in New Jersey faces a 10-year felony sentence (a likely life sentence) and the jeopardization of his pension for possession of an unloaded 300-year-old flintlock pistol.

Feb 18 11:36

Man sues after police turn off dashcam during arrest

A man has filed a lawsuit against the city's police department after a dash cam video showing his arrest was turned off by an officer.
The man arrested, Cortez Bufford, is claiming excessive force.
St. Louis police say they pulled over Bufford and a passenger on April 10, 2014, after his car matched a description to a shots fired call.

Feb 18 11:29

Coming Soon: The Department of the Internet

Activist Post

Who opposes a free and open Internet? Answer: government. Who do activists beg to protect Internet freedom? Government.

Trusting the government to run the Internet is like trusting the NSA to never spy on Americans...

Feb 18 11:29

Snowmageddon: 17 amazing photos of record-breaking US snow

Being surrounded by massive amounts of snow provides some fantastic photo opportunities as the images below show.
The mayor of Boston has even had to warn people to stop jumping out of windows into piles of snow as part of a new craze.

Feb 18 11:28

No Relief From Winter Storm And Cold Spell For Much Of The Country

For the South, the storm that dumped a foot of snow in some places was only the beginning. Low temperatures gripped the region Wednesday, freezing and refreezing the snow and ice and making the roads as hazardous as they were during the height of the storm. In many areas, the cold was expected to stay for days.

The refreeze has already played out over and over in New England, where mountains of snow are piled high.

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Feb 18 11:27

Record cold expected Thursday night in Pittsburgh

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Western Pennsylvania, with record-breaking low temperatures possible Thursday night.

Feb 18 11:26

Siberian express: Record cold attacks East, South

A ferocious blast of bitterly cold air straight from Siberia was roaring through the eastern and southern USA on Wednesday, dropping temperatures to historically low readings as far south as Florida.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yes, Al Gore was right about human-caused global warming, but it's hose GOSH DARN RUSSIANS messing things up! :)

Feb 18 11:25

Chicago weather: Subzero wind chills; record-breaking cold expected

The brutal cold is back. An arctic front brings high temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero to the Chicago area on Wednesday.

Feb 18 11:24

All-Time February Record Lows Possible As Arctic Blast Grips Midwest, Northeast, South (FORECAST)

Temperatures are plunging once again as a frigid air mass that has a connection to Siberia surges across the central and eastern United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now hey blame the cooling on Russia! :)

Feb 18 11:16

Are the Jehovah's witnesses covering up child abuse?

It looks like all religions are as bad as the catholics.

Feb 18 11:04

Ineffective homeopathic alternatives to vaccines should be taken off the market because they are a dangerous distraction, Canadian public health officials urge as infectious diseases such as measles make a comeback.

Some naturopaths, homeopaths and chiropractors sell homeopathic nosodes described as a diluted remedy of bacteria or virus. They are most often given orally, but can be injected as well.

Feb 18 10:51

Explore the $57 million network fueling Islamophobia in the United States

A small group of foundations and wealthy donors serve as the lifeblood of the Islamophobia network in the United States. They provide critical funding to a clutch of right-wing think tanks and misinformation experts who peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam – in the form of books, vides, reports, and websites. And in turn, a dedicated group of anti-Islam grassroots organizations and right-wing religious groups use the materials as propaganda for their constituency.

Feb 18 10:46

Remember When Andrew Joseph Stack Flew a Plane Into a Texas IRS Building?

That was February 18, 2010. A week later, the agency's scrutiny of the Tea Party began.

Feb 18 10:40

Swine flu kills 600-plus in India

Feb 18 10:39

War Machine: Promoting the Apocalypse

If you read a major newspaper on a regular basis you will no doubt have seen the full page ads placed by defense contractors. The ads generally are anodyne, featuring ubiquitous flags and eagles while praising America’s soldiers and war fighting capabilities, sometimes to include a description of a new weapon or weapons system. That a company whose very existence depends on government contracts

Feb 18 10:39

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

Feb 18 10:37

15 year old girl strip searched at Canadian school; Education minister defends practice, says it is OK if done "respectfully"; girl feels "violated and destroyed".

Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc said it’s OK to strip search students suspected of concealing drugs as long as it’s done respectfully and by the book.
“It is permitted to do strip searches, on one condition: it must be very respectful, ” he said at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Feb 18 10:36

Utah May Bring Back Firing Squads; Cartoon Shows Liberals Are Freaking Out BIG TIME

The State of Utah is considering bringing back firing squads to execute prisoners if the courts rule the drugs currently used as “cruel and inhumane. As you might expect liberals are freaking out over this.

Feb 18 10:31

Is Washington Fabricating the Economic Data?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this a trick question?

Feb 18 10:30

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

The only people who can stop the transformation of anti-Israelism into anti-Semitism gathering momentum are the Jews themselves, with those who are citizens of the European nations and America taking the lead.

Feb 18 10:30

NETANYAHU’S POLITICAL SUICIDE VIA YOUTUBE

Among the scenes videoed was a visit to the kitchen, which viewers can see is in need of repair. On Monday evening, however, Channel 10 news reported that the Netanyahus failed to include in the tour a glimpse of another modern, well-equipped kitchen located in their personal living quarters.

Feb 18 10:29

12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

Feb 18 10:27

Global Politics – a war of meanings

In the course of life today, we’ve grown accustomed to using terms whose meaning we might not fully understand. We throw them around casually, not realizing that they lose their meaning and sometimes even come around to stand for their exact opposite. This is precisely why the sense has arisen today in society that there is a need to determine in a clear and understandable manner exactly what is happening on the global chessboard in front of all of our eyes – the Big Story, written online.

Feb 18 10:25

Libya crisis ‘created by NATO intervention’

NATO’s 2011 intervention created the devastation and chaos in Libya that enabled the rise of ISIS militants and the current crisis surrounding the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians, an American scholar told RT.

The current situation is “precisely the consequence of the kind of war NATO waged in Libya, destroying the infrastructure, collapsing the state, and allowing a bunch of different militia groups to be treated as heroes,” said Vijay Prashad, a professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, and the author of “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.”

Feb 18 10:25

Ohio university imposes secrecy on divestment resolution

At the Unviersity of Toledo in Ohio tonight, student activists will argue in favor of a resolution to divest from US companies profiting from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

But the university administration is mandating that they must do so in a “closed meeting,” preventing both the resolution’s supporters, opposition and the general public from hearing presentations to the student government.

The resolution voting process will also be done by secret ballot, meaning that the student body won’t be able to know how their representatives voted on the resolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meaning the election is wide open to fraud.

Feb 18 10:24

Canada must own up to its complicity in torture

Shortly after the Senate’s torture report surfaced, the Canadian government quickly denied any complicity.

“It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Government of Canada,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in Parliament.

“Canada doesn’t torture anyone. Period! Period!” Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said, refusing to answer whether Canada uses torture-tainted information.

There’s a reason why he ignored the question. The facts tell us that Canada is complicit in the torture of detainees and has been doing everything it can to cover its dirty hands.

Feb 18 10:23

In Whose America?

If ever there was a system in need of “reform,” this was it. And yet the NSA has successfully outlasted the long Snowden moment without a single thing being walked back, not even the most shocking revelation for Americans: that the agency was gathering and storing their bulk phone “metadata.” A year ago, a presidential advisory board on privacy concluded that the bulk data collection was “illegal and unproductive” and recommended changes. None have yet taken place. “Reform” efforts on the NSA collapsed in Congress even before the Republicans took the Senate. As with the police, so the president has announced minor “tweaks” to the system of data collection and it’s marching right on.

Feb 18 10:22

Supreme Court overturns decision: Zoabi and Marzel can run in election

The Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday the decision to disqualify lawmakers Haneen Zoabi and Baruch Marzel from running in Israel's election on March 17.

Feb 18 10:21

If You Want Well-Adjusted Children, Bring Them Up Without Religion

Contrary to what the Bible-thumpers say, bringing your children up without imposing religion on them is more likely to produce happy, ethical, caring, rational, law-abiding, and well-adjusted children than those found in religious households:

More children are "growing up godless" than at any other time in our nation's history....

The number of American children raised without religion has grown significantly since the 1950s, when fewer than 4% of Americans reported growing up in a nonreligious household... 23% of adults in the U.S. [today] claim to have no religion, and more than 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say the same....

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in those children will likely drop as well!

Feb 18 10:20

Elimination of Public Option Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

hen members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

Feb 18 10:03

BEX ALERT - Female ISIS captives endure ‘brutal and abnormal’ sex

Perverted ISIS militants are trying to score Viagra to fuel their lust for “brutal and abnormal” sex, according to a shocking report from activists in the terror group’s main Syrian stronghold.

The supposedly ultra-conservative Muslim fundamentalists have been forcing women in the city of Raqqa to marry them and engage in savage sex acts that result in hospital treatment, the report says.

The jihadists also buy kinky lingerie — described in the report as “strange underwear” — for their reluctant brides, according to the “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” activist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, whoever ISIS is, they are not Muslim.

Feb 18 10:00

Myanmar declares state of emergency in Kokang

Myanmar has declared a state of emergency in the wake of brutal fighting between the army and ethnic rebels in the northern border region of Kokang.

Feb 18 09:59

Egypt’s Morsi faces trial at military court

Egypt’s military prosecutors have referred the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and nearly 200 Muslim Brotherhood members to a military tribunal to stand trial for a charge of incitement to murder.

An Egyptian prosecution source said on Tuesday that the new case will open on February 23.

Feb 18 09:58

Swiss police raid HSBC's Geneva office

Feb 18 08:04

Robert Reich: This Very Bad Deal Will Make Wall Street Richer and Bust the Rest of America

Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest 1percent. ?

The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by losses of jobs and wages.

This is pretty much what “free trade” has brought us over the last two decades.

Feb 18 08:04

Hong Kong leader tells people to act like ‘sheep’

Hong Kong’s unpopular chief executive has infuriated pro-democracy campaigners by using a Chinese New Year message to urge the former colony's citizens to act more "like sheep".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is taken out of context. The upcoming Chinese New Year is the Year of the Sheep, which is not viewed by the Chinese in the same negative light as Americans do.

Feb 18 08:02

Despite Corporations Trying to Silence Our Voices, A New Wave of Democracy

President's Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy. And there is some very good news across the country about the spread of local democracy, but you have not heard or read much about it in the mainstream media. Remarkably, this democratic surge has taken place despite the massive influx of corporate dollars from those who want to stomp out popular rule as it threatens their power and profits. But more about them later.

Feb 18 07:59

Macedonia: Jewish Lobby wants regime change

Macedonian government has supported Russian’s position over Ukraine. Moscow has called a thorough investigation into the foreign powers agenda of an anti-Russian regime change in Macedonia.

After succeeding in making less than 1% of Jewish population as rulers in Ukraine, the American Jewish lobby is trying to play a similar trick to turn 500 Jews as rulers of Macedonia. Zionist Jew Victoria Nuland, John Kerry’s adviser for Eurasian Affairs assisted by Israel-Firsters Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and Jew billionaire George Soro recently carried a failed coup against the democratically elected government of Nikola Gruevski.

Feb 18 07:55

An "A.S.S.H.O.L.E." Will Be Everywhere, Promises President Obama

President Obama today signed into law the "America's Secret Services Helping Our Liberties Endure" act, or ASSHOLE.

"This much needed piece of legislation will give us the tools we need to place an ASSHOLE on nearly every street corner, making our great country impervious to another 9/11," said the president, adding "There will be an ASSHOLE on your cell phone, an ASSHOLE monitoring your ISP and many more ASSHOLE's in our schools, work places and other public meeting places where al Qaeda types can and do flourish."

"We must endure a few privations, such as temporarily suspending the Bill of Rights in our never-ending struggle against those who attacked us on 9/11, but no freedom loving American will object to that small sacrifice to help us prevent al Qaeda or IS or aL Nusra from again striking the homeland."

Feb 18 07:55

Canada’s Prime Minister Announces New Anti-Russia Sanctions

The Prime Minister of Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans against 37 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against 17 Russian and Ukrainian entities.

Feb 18 07:54

Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or Was It Ever Here?

With a general election looming in the United Kingdom and Spain possibly following Greece’s revolt against austerity later this year, we need to think, not just who or what we are voting for, but why we should vote at all.

People are suffering from a deficiency which is as unbalancing as a hormone or vitamin deficiency. What we are severely lacking in is democracy. Many of those pondering on the state of politics feel unhappy and somehow depleted. They haven’t yet realised it is democracy that’s lacking because they have believed what so many politicians have told them, over and over again:

Feb 18 07:51

UK media demonizing Russia as ‘guilty’ of daring to resist US Empire

The demonization of Vladimir Putin and Russia by the British political establishment and media has never been as intense as in the wake of the recent Ukraine peace talks in Minsk.

Feb 18 07:50

What The Obama Administration Just Said About ISIS Proves How DELUSIONAL They Are

In a unbelievable display of cluelessness State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf claimed that we cannot win the war against ISIS by killing them, and that the root cause is a lack of jobs.

Feb 18 07:48

How P.R. Is Killing Journalism

The conflict seems clear. The task of the journalist is “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor,” to borrow from the goal set forth for The New York Times after Arthur Ochs purchased it in 1896. Public relations is the business, in the words of a pioneer in the field, U.S. government propagandist Edmund Bernays, of the “conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses.”

Feb 18 07:39

Data retention plan could cost almost $400 million a year, Tony Abbott says

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed the cost of the Government's data retention plan could be almost $400 million a year, and has warned if it is not passed it would be a form of "unilateral disarmament" in the fight against crime.

Feb 18 07:35

Hungarian prime minister gives Putin warm welcome in Budapest

Russian President Vladimir Putin started his visit to Budapest on Tuesday with the laying of wreaths at the memorial to Soviet soldiers before heading to a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

After several hours of talks, the leaders said they had reached an agreement to extend a gas supply contract with Russian energy giant Gazprom that was set to expire at the end of the year.

Hungary is heavily dependent on Moscow for its energy - about 60 percent of its gas supplies come from Russia.

Feb 18 07:34

Obama’s Latest Weekend Getaway; How Much it Costs Taxpayers

The Obamas are at it again, living like royalty rather than elected politicians. Over the weekend, the First Family went on separate trips, costing the American taxpayer at least a whopping $2.5 million.

Feb 18 07:34

Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims to end prohibition of the plant.

Senate Bill 95 would legalize the possession, use and sale of recreational marijuana in the state for those 21 and older. Adult residents could possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to nine plants (two mature, seven immature) for personal use, including any additional marijuana produced by those plants. Personal cultivation would be limited to secure indoor facilities.

Feb 18 07:33

I miss America

I miss the America where surveillance efforts were focused on foreign enemies rather than domestic citizens

Feb 18 07:24

Downing Street rejects inquiry into handling of HSBC files

Downing Street has rejected calls for an inquiry into the handling of 3,000 suspected tax evaders with accounts at HSBC’s Swiss private bank, which has so far led to a single prosecution.

The prime minister’s spokesman said officials had done what they could to make sure people paid up and argued it was “right that HMRC prioritised collecting revenues” before bringing cases where they could work with prosecuting authorities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government won't clean up HSBC because too many high officials were using the tax avoidance system!

Feb 18 07:23

Telegraph's Peter Oborne resigns, saying HSBC coverage a 'fraud on readers'

Ex-chief political commentator launches blistering attack on paper, saying it put bank’s interests before readers to save ad contract

Feb 18 07:22

HSBC Corporate Governance Corruption

When the Negotium essay, Long History of HSBC Money Laundering was written over two years ago, one might think that the Banksters would look to take a lower profile. Forget about it, when you are part of a made criminal syndicate you never have to serve time, just say you are sorry. Bloomberg reports, the “HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver offered “sincerest apologies” following fresh details of how the bank’s Swiss unit helped customers evade taxes.”

Feb 18 07:22

The big measles lie: Eradication of measles happened BEFORE the vaccine, not after

A graph compiled from official data on mortality rates in the U.S. dating back to the late 19th century reveals a downward mortality trend in nearly all disease categories prior to vaccine introduction. In the case of both measles and whooping cough, deaths were already near zero at the time the vaccines were introduced. And when the diphtheria vaccine was introduced in 1920, the mortality rate actually spiked for several years before continuing its downward trajectory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same thing happened with the Salk Polio vaccine. Polio was already declining when the vaccine was introduced.

Feb 18 07:19

'Motherf****r's never happy!' Former top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the President loses his famous cool

He is typically a stoic Commander-in-Chief.

But now, Barack Obama's former top adviser has revealed in a new book what happens when the President loses his famous cool.

David Axelrod, Obama's top strategist during his 2012 presidential campaign, claims the 53-year-old once cussed at him in front of others and stormed out of a debate-prep session in a fit of rage.

Feb 18 07:18

Homeland Security Stockpiling Billions of Dollars of Experimental Vaccines

The U.S. Government has guaranteed a thriving U.S. vaccine market for pharmaceutical companies by purchasing billions of dollars worth of vaccines every year with U.S. taxpayer dollars.

As we have previously reported, the CDC (U.S. Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is the largest purchaser of vaccines in the U.S., spending over $4 billion annually to purchase vaccines that are approved by the FDA. Since the CDC is the government agency responsible for overseeing vaccine safety, this creates a huge conflict of interest.

Feb 18 07:17

Netanyahu humiliated after he tries to play down wealth with video recorded in his decrepit home... which is revealed to be his servants' quarters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been left red-faced after a video shot by a celebrity home designer depicting his modest lifestyle was revealed to be recorded in his servants' quarters.

The 15-minute film by Moshik Galamin showed Mr Netanyahu's wife Sara guiding the viewer around the couple's home, where run down parts of the property such as creaking doors and frayed carpets, are detailed.

But it has now emerged Galamin was not granted access to the couple's upstairs living quarters, and Israel's Channel 10 TV claimed the kitchen in question was not even the one the Netanyahus use, but rather a secondary administrative kitchen.

Feb 18 07:16

In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting

White privilege didn't protect John Geer.

That's not to say he didn't have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year.

Those deaths triggered riots, marches and demonstrations across America, and interventions by the White House.

But Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities.

That should not have happened. The killing of John Geer is probably the clearest and most compelling example of what amounts to police impunity in recent American history.

Feb 18 07:15

François Legault says all mosques should be investigated prior to opening

The leader of Coalition Avenir Québec says all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While we are at it, let's investigate all Christian churches for child sexual molestation before allowing them to open!

Feb 18 07:12

Social Security Could Be In Worse Shape Than We Thought

While the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the portion of Social Security that most people think of as their retirement benefits, is not set to run out of money in the trust until 2033, the Disability Insurance Trust will run out in 2016 if nothing is changed. This shortfall would result in a nearly 20% cut to benefits, reducing those $1,000 checks down to $800 a month.

Feb 18 07:05

Whistleblower axed after exposing sale of secret data

Less than six months after blowing the whistle, Carl Clark has been given the boot.

In January, Clark filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that an employee at ISS, the largest shareholder advisory firm, had been selling clients’ confidential voting data to his co-workers at Georgeson Inc. in exchange for cash and gifts.

Yesterday, Clark, who has worked for seven years at Georgeson, a proxy solicitation firm that tracks shareholder votes, got a call from Chairman Bill Crane around noon telling him that he was being terminated.

According to a spokesman for Georgeson’s parent company, Computershare, Clark was fired because of “performance issues and breaks with policy” the company uncovered while probing “the ISS matter.”

But Clark, who wasn’t informed of the specific violations, believes he was fired for blowing the whistle.

Feb 18 07:05

Complete Breakdown of ALL Economic Activity

In todays episode we revisit the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) for the simple reason that it has hit an all time low. Last week the BDI was in free fall and now it has dropped off a cliff. This combined with the falling oil prices – which have not bottomed yet – are one of the truest signs of global economic activity coming to a grinding halt. If people are not shipping goods, then shelves must be full of product. If shelves are full then product is not moving.

We take a look at the latest news out of Greece and the EU. An “ultimatum” was delivered to Varoufakis, to which he replied “There is no plan B…”. The question that I keep asking is – what does Varoufakis have as a wild card? We all know about Russia offering help, but what else does he have in his back pocket? Maybe silver backing the Drachma as Hugo Salinas Price suggested back in 2012! What other possibilities could Varoufakis have waiting in the wings?!

Feb 18 07:04

EXCLUSIVE: Statins expert calls for safety checks over the drug

Prof Rory Collins, whose research helped rubber stamp statins as safe, said his team will carry out a “challenging” reassessment of the evidence which will include studying all reported side effects.

Although the original research looked at the effect of statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not examine other side effects.

Separate studies and patient complaints have included muscle pain, cataracts, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss. Dr Collins, who championed the controversial drug, said the additional work was needed to convince the public that statins were safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the bias going in. He's not checking of statins are safe. He is out to convince the public that they are!

Feb 18 07:02

If You Were Bankrupt

If you were bankrupt and the debt you owed was overwhelming, how would you handle it? What if the debt were thrust upon you by an outside force; would you really care about the creditors or would your family be the priority?

Feb 18 06:54

Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few miles over the speed limit, pausing (rather than coming to a full stop) at a red light when making a right-hand turn if no one was around, jaywalking across the street, and letting their kid play hookie from school once in a while. Of course, that was before the era of speed cameras that ticket you for going even a mile over the posted limit, red light cameras that fine you for making safe “rolling stop” right-hand turns on red, surveillance cameras equipped with facial recognition software mounted on street corners, and school truancy laws that fine parents for “unexcused” absences.

Feb 18 06:51

Vaccine Horror Stories They Don’t Want You to Know

Despite media talking heads constantly claiming vaccines are 100% “safe and effective,” these videos, and the very package inserts included with the vaccines, reveal that’s not the case at all.

“In our society today, newborns are injected with loads of chemicals nearly as soon as they enter the world,” Elizabeth Renter reported. “In the name of ‘prevention,’ we give them vaccines that we aren’t even sure are safe.”

“As a matter of fact, in many cases, we know them to be unsafe.”

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What kind of a corporate medical establishment do we have that allows children to be permanently damaged by its products ... for a fast buck?

What kind of a government do we have that allows children to be permanently damaged by those products ... for a fast buck?

Feb 18 06:47

Jonathan Emord talks about corruption within the FDA

Feb 18 06:46

Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision

Both the White House and illegal immigrants said Tuesday that they would not be swayed by a federal judge’s decision in Texas halting President Obama’s deportation amnesty as overstepping the bounds of his powers.

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"I am the @#$%ing law!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 18 06:43

BEX ALERT - The pro-Putin Brit fanatic plotting a Russian takeover of Europe - from flat in Doncaster

This is the bespectacled young British extremist plotting to inspire a Russian takeover of Europe – from a flat above a second-hand car salesroom in Doncaster.

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Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to demonize Russia!

Feb 18 06:41

BACKFIRE: How the vaccine industry lost the propaganda war, alienated the public and stirred up suspicion of the entire medical profession

The vaccine establishment has a horrible conundrum. It desperately wants everyone to voluntarily buy its for-profit vaccine products, but it has failed to convince everyone that its products are safe and effective... or even necessary in many cases.

The problem is made even worse by the fact that the products themselves really aren't as safe and effective as we've all been told. Flu shots still contain mercury, a neurotoxic heavy metal. Some vaccine inserts still admit they are backed by no clinical trials. The U.S. government really has quietly paid out nearly $3 billion in compensation awards to families of children who were irrefutably damaged by vaccines. A top CDC scientist really did confess to taking part in scientific fraud at the CDC, covering up data linking vaccines to autism.

Feb 18 06:40

Nazi Ukraine Soldiers kill Women and Children in retreat.

Google Translate: "During the retreat in Debaltseve punishers kill civilians. Punisher, surrendering its position Debaltseve began in senseless rage violently cracking down on peaceful population: no mercy for elderly or children. Shooting is constantly in the areas that our free and try out the peaceful population, most of the homes people have already been killed. Ukrainian Army was doing cleaning tough. Right in the homes of people killed, corporate headshots in almost all civilians found in dilapidated houses and apartments. The evacuation of civilians from Debaltseve was planned for February 18 and partly carried on, but remove the civilian population is extremely difficult and dangerous because of the continuing fighting. "

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