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August 23, 2015

Aug 23 03:46

US military to send 3000 troops to Peru

Aug 23 03:37

Why Are We Ignoring the War on Yemen?

Yemen has been the target of a brutal U.S.-backed war led by Saudi Arabia. While ordinary civilians are suffering horrific violence and starvation, there is deafening silence from the U.S. and others who claim to be defenders of human rights.

The situation is so bad now that nearly every major global human rights organization has issued dire warnings of the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Persian Gulf’s poorest nation.

August 22, 2015

Aug 22 15:28

Biden meets with Warren in Washington

Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race.

The meeting between Biden and Warren, confirmed by two people familiar with the session, is the biggest indication yet that Biden is feeling out influential Democrats before announcing his intentions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Biden/Warren ticket as a replacement for Hitlery? :)

Aug 22 15:12

Palestine: a global rethink

Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.

Aug 22 13:20

5 Stupid Ideas You Won’t Believe the Government Actually Thought Of

How to I get on the gravy train of stupid studies?

Aug 22 12:10

Poroshenko ready for one single concession on Donbas — media

"Ukraine will never agree to limit its legal sovereignty. There has never been and there will not be any direct norm in the Constitution. A reference to the law on special principles of self-government in some districts of Donbas is a useless piece of paper because it can be changed any time," the source explained.

Minister: more than 250,000 tons of grain missing from Ukraine’s State Reserve http://tass.ru/en/world/815841

Aug 22 11:46

Kiev’s military violate ceasefire, drop 69 shells on Donetsk republic

Kiev’s military over past 24 hours for seven times violated the ceasefire regime, defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Saturday.
"On settlements in the republic they fired 59 mines of 82 and 120mm calibre and ten tank shells," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the ministry’s representative. "During the past 24 hours, we registered seven violations of the ceasefire."
Under the fire were Gorlovka, the Donetsk airport, Ozeryanovka, Zhelezhnaya Balka, Staraya Laspa, Belaya Kamenka and Spartak. The Ukrainian military’s positions were located in Novgorodskoye, Avdeyevka, Novogrigorovka and Starognatovka.
"Ukraine’s armed forces continue relocation, drawing of additional units to the front line," the defence ministry said.

Aug 22 11:42

US to boost military presence in Asia-Pacific region, Pentagon says

The United States plans to strengthen its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region in the next years by deploying there more its ships and warplanes, a new Pentagon report has said.
The report titled "Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy" said Washington will "maintain the necessary military presence and capabilities to protect U.S. interests and those of allies and partners against potential threats in maritime Asia." David Shear, the assistant secretary of defense for Asian-Pacific security affairs: "The United States maintains 368,000 military personnel in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the next five years, the U.S. Navy will increase the number of ships assigned to Pacific Fleet outside of U.S. territory by approximately 30%, greatly improving our ability to maintain a more regular and persistent maritime presence in the Pacific. And by 2020, 60% of naval and overseas air assets will be home-ported in the Pacific region."



Aug 22 11:36

Russia plans to ban imports of fish from 14 farms in Norway to Customs Union

Russia plans to ban imports of fish from 14 farms in Norway to the territory of Customs Union, Vasily Lavrovsky, head of the inspection department of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) told TASS on Friday.
Lavrovsky said that the Russian regulator is preparing letters to the authorities in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia (members of the Customs Union) to ban fish imports from those farms starting from August 24, 2015.
Rosselkhoznadzor is trying to limit imports of processed Norwegian fish which is subject to Russia’s counter sanctions through the countries of the Customs Union (Eurasian Economic Union - EAEC).
The ban on the import of fresh fish from Norway came into effect on August 7, 2014, when Russia banned food imports from the countries which imposed sanctions against it - Norway, the US, EU, Canada, Australia.
Earlier this month the food embargo was extended for one more year until August 6, 2016.

Aug 22 11:27

Syrian air defenses opened the barrage at Israeli aircraft over El Kuneitra

Anti-aircraft air defense artillery of the Syrian army opened a barrage on Israeli fighter today. This was reported by the information portal Surya al-ain.
the plane appeared in the sky over the town of Quneitra (40 km from Damascus). Fire ground facilities forced the pilot to leave Syrian airspace.
As previously reported, on Friday, the Israeli drone attacked a vehicle travelling on a highway near the town of Quneitra. The incident occurred near the village of El-koom 15 km from the ceasefire line in the Golan heights. There were five people in the car and they were killed.

Aug 22 11:21

In Germany protest against refugees turned violent, 31 of police injured

In German Heidenau (Saxony) according to the representative of law enforcement bodies, injured 31 officers.
On Friday night the newly constructed shelter for refugees gathered about a thousand people, among whom, according to some, were far-right extremists. After guards prevented attempts by demonstrators to block the street the demonstrators threw stones, bottles and fireworks at police.
The procedure provided a total of 136 law enforcement officers. The first bus of refugees arrived to the center at night and under police protection they were able to check in.



Aug 22 10:19

Darrel Hamamoto- Technocratic Takeover: PC Universities, Mandatory Vaccines & Erasing Instinct

Darrell Y. Hamamoto is a professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of a handbook directed to college and university-age youth disillusioned with academic orthdoxy and political correctness titled “New World Order Theory For Students.” Darrell describes the politically oppressive environment at UC Davis where, like most institutions of education, cultural Marxism in all of its politically correct forms is relentlessly promoted to students. He talks about how a particular Asian American servitor of empire achieved the ushering through of California’s senate bill 277, removing personal exemptions for vaccine requirements of children.

Aug 22 10:16

Hillary Clinton's real (rude) self

Aug 22 10:14

The Meaning Of Corbyn

Corbyn the symbol has come to embody the general fatigue with this post-political condition -frustration with austerity, endless immoral Zio-con wars, the loss of manufacturing, The Lobby, divisive identity nonsense and cultural Marxism as opposed to Marxism. Corbyn serves as a reminder of the revolution that never happened. He has reminded us that we are one after all.



Aug 22 09:46

Dow 5,000? Yes, It Could Happen

Aug 22 09:46

China Suffers ANOTHER Massive Chemical Warehouse Explosion Ten Days after Tianjin!!

This story is fresh and there are a lack of details but it seems noteworthy that a massive explosion has taken place at a Petrochemical plant in China’s Shangdong province.. Were it not for the Tianjin incidents and increasing tensions along the Korean ceasefire line this incident may have escaped attention.

Explosive incidents at petrochemical plants are quite commonplace. But Tianjin was no accident it seems and therefore this event appears in a most sinister light.

Aug 22 09:44

Fineman: Rand Paul Flames Out, Admits ‘I Have 1 in 10 Chance to Be President’

Senator Rand Paul's campaign is teetering on the edge, with the once-trendy presidential candidate telling fellow Kentucky Republicans that his chances of winning the 2016 GOP nomination are no better than “1 in 10.”

“Actually, his chances are probably more like 1 in 50,” said University of Kentucky professor Al Cross, the dean of the state’s political observers. “He’s kind of disappeared on us.”

Aug 22 09:43

Everything Western Media Report About Russia Is a Big Fat Lie

Vital truths are systematically suppressed. Willful disinformation, distortions and bald-faced lies substitute - why Western media are called presstitutes, making street whores look good by comparison. More on this below.

Longstanding regime change plans lie at the root of US anti-Russian policy - not how the country is governed, its geopolitical agenda or who leads it. Previous articles explained.

Aug 22 09:38

All Out War on Russia’s Doorstep: Full Scale Military Operation by Kiev Forces against Donbass

DPR Intelligence has released a plan of Kiev to break the Minsk agreements and start a full-scale military operation in Donbass. After artillery preparation fire against positions of the DPR Armed Forces, Kiev military will start an offensive from the Mariupol and Debaltsevo sectors in the direction of the Uspenka settlement to take control of the border with Russia and prevent locals’ from fleeing to Russia.

At the very same moment, Kiev forces will advance in the direction of Ilovaisk to encircle Donetsk from the South and North.

Thus, Kiev has finished the preparations for an all-out military operation in Donbass. The future developments depend on the reaction of people’s republics, internal political developments and the international diplomatic situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two questions to be asked here; how soon with this full-on assault will begin, and how will Putin respond?!?

Aug 22 09:33

Leaked audio: Israeli leaders drew up plans to attack Iranian military

The recording with former Defense Minister Ehud Barak was leaked to Israel's Channel 2. It detailed three strikes Barak had allegedly planned with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Note: Israel has plans to attack everybody it makes more and more enemies everyday that need to be attacked!

Aug 22 09:32

Obama condemns: Killing and harvesting body parts of humans is ‘craziness’

The timing is unbelievably uncanny.

During an appearance Monday at the Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by an attendee about the practice of killing human beings in Africa with albinism and harvesting their body parts for "ritual purposes."

The devastating irony of the president's answer, coming at a time when the United States' attention is focused on the macabre reality of what is happening in Planned Parenthood's clinics, is impossible to miss.

The question was asked just one day before the release of the fifth - and most gruesome yet - video in a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Aug 22 09:31

Nebraska Teachers Sign Pledge Promising To Propagandize Students

Hastings School District in Nebraska recently caught the attention of the ACLU by forcing teachers to sign a pledge promising to propagandize children with nationalistic propaganda.
The pledge demanded that teachers mold students to have “love and devotion” for the U.S. government, giving a glimpse into the true motive of government education.

The issue was quickly noticed by the ACLU, which deemed the policy unconstitutional and demanded the school district stop forcing the teachers to make such a promise.
“You need to know that the statute is a dead letter law which has been clearly overruled by the highest court in the land. Attempting to enforce the state statute is unconstitutional and will expose the school district to liability to a civil rights lawsuit,” the ACLU said in a statement last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; in the state of Nebraska, does molding kids to have "...love and devotion for the US government..." mean never have any disagreements with the policy of that government, even when those policies are pig-headedly, ham-fistedly not in the best interests of the American people?!?

Is that "love and devotion" supposed to be complete and unquestioning, even when the wars in which our American kids fight, die, or come home maimed for life, are ultimately for private profit, as we well know they are?!?

It would appear here that the state of Nebraska is trying to inculcate blind obedience to the State, to the complete disfavor of logical, critical thinking.

Were I a parent in Nebraska, understanding this, I would be hauling my kid out of the public school there so fast that the principal's head would be spinning around faster than did Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist".

Aug 22 09:31

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

David Miliband was dragged into the Hillary Clinton email scandal today, after it emerged that confidential information which he had provided ended up in her unsecured private account.

Mrs Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, has come under fire over revelations she had a secret email account as Secretary of State.

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the office of Secretary of State involves large amounts of classified data, if Hillary insists she did not use her private server to handle that classified data and never used a US Government server ... then what server WAS she using for classified information?!?

That only one of the huge holes in Hillary's lies!

Aug 22 09:28

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience

Flashback: Almost unmentioned in these appearances: Chertoff has a lot to gain financially if some of these measures are adopted. Between his private consulting firm, The Chertoff Group, and seats on the boards of giant defense and security firms, he sits at the heart of the giant security nexus created in the wake of 9/11, in effect creating a shadow homeland security agency. Chertoff launched his firm just days after President Barack Obama took office, eventually recruiting at least 11 top officials from the Department of Homeland Security, as well as former CIA director General Michael Hayden and other top military brass and security officials.

Aug 22 09:26

After the Bailout: The Spoils of Greece Are Bound for Germany

The 'Asset Development Plan' for Greece is out and it's all go for the privatization of the country. Hellenic sea ports, air ports, motorways, petroleum companies, water and gas supply, real estate, holiday resorts - it's all for sale.

Aug 22 09:25

Kiev ordered deployment of ‘illegal & inhumane’ anti-personnel mines – ex-Ukrainian officer

Kiev has been deploying anti-personnel mines in Donbass in breach of Ukraine’s own laws as well as international treaties, claims a former high-ranking Ukrainian officer and chief of the engineering service, who refused to obey the “illegal” and “inhumane” order.

Aug 22 09:22

Price for TSA's failed body scanners: $160 million

It’s now becoming clear exactly how many tens of millions of dollars the TSA spent on body scanners that have missed airport security threats, outraged passengers and brought the agency under congressional scrutiny.

The $160 million bill includes $120 million for the body scanners now in place in hundreds of airports nationwide, according to newly disclosed figures obtained by POLITICO. The rest of the money went to the agency’s “naked” X-ray scanners, which it pulled from airports two years ago amid worries about health risks and the devices’ detailed images of travelers’ bodies.

Aug 22 09:21

Hillary Clinton jolted by accidental scandal

Hillary Clinton finds herself embroiled in a campaign-threatening scandal that almost didn't happen.

The Democratic presidential front-runner is under siege, fending off questions almost daily about her home-brew server and whether she trafficked in classified, sensitive government information on the private email account she used during her tenure as secretary of state. But for a congressional investigation into the tragic Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya — an inquiry that didn't begin until nearly two years later — Clinton's secret server might still be a secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By the time the conventions happen in the summer of next year, Hillary Clinton may well be facing a humiliating abdication from the political scene.

Aug 22 09:20

US acts as client state of Israel: Activist

The United States is politically subordinate to Israel and captive to the influential Zionist lobbying groups advocating pro-Israel policies to Congress and the White House, an American activist in Maryland says.

Aug 22 09:19

Israeli War Jet Shot Down Over Syria - Media

The Syrian air defense shot down an Israeli warplane violating the Arab country's air space, an Iranian news agency reported.

Israel Responds to Syrian Shelling by Artillery Fire - Reports
The Israeli fighter jet was targeted over the city of Al-Quneitra on Friday, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

Israel regularly violates the Syrian airspace and launches missile attacks against the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get ready for the Congress to ask you all to pay for a new jet for poor suffering always-the-fucking-victim Israel!

Aug 22 09:19

Oregon soldier calls from France to say 'he and his friend took down a terrorist,' dad says

Emanuel Skarlatos had been working in his yard in Roseburg on Friday afternoon when he got a call from his 22-year-old son in Europe asking if he had received any texts recently.

The father realized he had missed one, from another of his children, and it had been sitting unread for about an hour. It took a few minutes for what his son said next to sink in.

Aug 22 09:18

US Dark Forces Stoke Violence and Instability in Latin America

US orchestrated plans to topple Ecuador’s Rafael Correa continue. On August 17, Telesur reported disruptive elements attacked Ecuadorian soldiers and police with live fire. Eleven injuries were reported.

Aug 22 09:14

Saudi Airstrikes Against Yemeni City of Taiz Kill at Least 65 Civilians

Adding to the massive controversy surrounding Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has confirmed today that a series of Saudi airstrikes against the central Yemeni city of Taiz has killed at least 65 civilians, including 17 from a single family.

Witnesses say the airstrikes began about 9:30 last night and continued into the morning. 17 buildings in the Sala District were destroyed, and civilians spent most of the day digging through the rubble looking for survivors of what would be among the deadliest Saudi attacks since the March war began.

Pro-Saudi forces have been trying to conquer Taiz all week, and MSF reported that 923 people have been wounded in just the last three days from the violence in the area. Only 7 of Taiz’s 21 hospitals are open, and they are all totally overwhelmed by the crisis, not to mention out of a lot of medication after months of naval blockade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US militarily-enabled Saudis appear to be under orders to inflict as much collective punishment on non-combatants as humanly possible, as payback for having thrown the US-installed puppet, Al-Hadi, out of office.

I would like to politely remind both the US and Saudi governments, and military, that collective punishment of civilians is a war crime, under international law.

What the US and Saudi governments have done here is to make any kind of negotiated settlement between the Houthis and former government of Yemen, completely impossible.

Unfortunately, this prevention of a negotiated settlement may well come back to haunt the US and Saudi governments.

Aug 22 09:12

Louise Mensch blames Corbyn supporters for anti-Semitism - turns out it's her own offensive search history

Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch has faced widespread ridicule after accusing Jeremy Corbyn supporters of anti-Semitism - over Twitter searches that turned out be her own.

Ms Mensch posted a series of screenshots showing what she said were autocompleted twitter searches alongside the name of Mr Corbyn’s fellow Labour leadership contender, Liz Kendall.

The supposedly autocompleted phrases alongside the @lizforleader handle included “nazi” and “Zionist”, which Mensch implied was the work to Corbyn’s supporters.

witter's autocomplete on Liz Kendall MP. This is the sewer that is Jeremy Corbyn's support. pic.twitter.com/H7gAQWkfGa
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) August 21, 2015

However, twitter users were quick to point out that Twitter doesn’t quite work that way and that, in fact, Mensch must have searched the phrases herself.

Aug 22 09:09

HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR, CORRUPT TO THE BONE, & A CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL

Aug 22 09:07

Second Round of US-Trained Syria Rebels to Deploy in ‘Weeks’

After a solid year of hyping the Pentagon-trained rebel forces for Syria, what happened has become an embarrassment of epic proportions. The group, dubbed either “Division 30? or the “New Syria Forces,” consisted of 54 men, who were quickly routed by al-Qaeda, before later making a deal with them, praising them as “holy warriors” and talking up jihad against the Assad government.

They were created to fight ISIS, but have thus far never even gotten close to ISIS territory. Now, diplomats say the second round of US-trained rebels will be deploying to Syria in a matter of weeks to join what is left of the first group.

There is a notable lack of detail on this new deployment, and the Pentagon does not seem to be trying to draw attention to it like they were initially. In particular, there is no indication what the size of this second group will be. If they are as small as that last force, however, it seems hardly worth the bother.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most classic definitions of insanity is doing the same precise thing in the same precise manner, but expecting a different outcome; it appears that the US Pentagon is having this problem right now with their "vetted jihadis".

I frankly do not expect the outcome for this 2nd batch of fighters to be any better than the outcome for the first batch of fighters, which can only be charitably defined as a classic "epic fail".

Aug 22 09:05

Sendai Reactor Has Condenser Malfunction

The only operating reactor in Japan has developed a problem with its condenser system. Detection of conductivity was found in the secondary loop system indicating sea water was leaking from the condenser. In pressurized water reactors of the type at Sendai there is a middle piping loop to transfer heat so that the sea water is never in direct potential contact with the reactor water.

Aug 22 09:03

FLASHBACK 2013 - Donald Trump Admitting Everything is a lie

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Aug 22 09:00

Unless There Is A Huge War In Korea, How Will China And The United States Explain The Crash Of Their Stock Markets On Monday?

That is why something has to happen in Korea this weekend.

Things have been brewing for a while, remember when the New York stock exchange shut down for 4 hours one day after China melted down the night before?

Aug 22 09:00

At Least Six Killed as Israel Continues Attacks on Syria

Despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisting Israel doesn’t intend to “ratchet up” strikes against Syria, his nation continued to attack targets inside Syria today, killing at least six people and wounding seven others in airstrikes.

The airstrike hit a car killing five within, and also killed a sixth bystander. The identities of the five targets are still in dispute, with the Israeli military claiming they were “Islamic Jihad” fighters, and Syrian state media insisting that those in the car were civilians.

The latest string of incidents began yesterday, when stray rocket fire from inside Syria hit an empty field in Israeli-occupied territory. There were no casualties. Israel initially blamed Islamic Jihad, then later said Iran was responsible, then finally declared Syria to be totally responsible, and confirmed “widespread” strikes against Syrian military targets yesterday evening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is Israel attempting to "soften up" forces loyal to Al-Assad before either a solitary Israeli (or joint US/Israeli campaign) is dispatched to get Al-Assad out in a decapitation strike?!?

At the moment, were I a betting person, I would not bet against this potential scenario.

Aug 22 08:57

Did the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Really End the War?

“War is peace” at least according to a Sid Miller, a Texas official for Department of Agriculture and former state representative posted a facebook comment suggesting that the atomic bombs dropped in two Japanese cities during World War II killing and permanently injuring tens of thousands of people should be used again, this time against the Muslim world according to RT news. The facebook post read “Japan Has Been at Peace with the U.S. Since August 9, 1945, It’s Time we Made Peace with the Muslim World” with a picture of a mushroom cloud from an atomic explosion. RT News reported that “A Texas official will not apologize for a shared post on his Facebook page that insinuates an atomic bomb should be dropped on “the Muslim world.” Although the Department of Agriculture“claimed he did not personally share the post” it has undoubtedly caused a backlash against Miller.

Aug 22 08:51

Explosion Hits Chemical Plant In East China

An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities.

No casualties have been reported yet, Xinhua said.

The blast, which triggered a fire, happened around 8.50pm local time in Huantai county in Shandong province.

The explosion occurred at a factory of Shandong's Runxing Chemical company, according to the official People's Daily.

More than 10 fire engines were at the scene trying to put out the fire, the People's Daily reported, citing an eyewitness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another industrial accident, with officials playing "fast and loose" with norms for chemical storage...or sabotage?!?!?

Two incidents of this kind in so short a time may well not be a coincidence.

Aug 22 08:51

Israel and the Iran nuclear agreement

The nature of the United States-Israel relationship and the balance of forces that controls political life in Washington are at stake in Israel’s opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran, writes Richard Falk

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Aug 22 08:46

WATCH: Philly cop threatens to impound man’s car unless he buys tickets to police fundraiser

A Philadelphia police officer was relegated to desk duty after getting caught on video threatening to impound a man’s car unless he bought tickets to a department fundraiser.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Chief Charles Ramsey ordered that Officer Matthew Zagursky’s gun be taken away from him after seeing footage of Zagursky’s actions during a traffic stop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this is how Philadelphia cops interpret the phrase, "to protect and serve".

Aug 22 08:42

Ted Cruz viciously attacks Jimmy Carter a day after his cancer announcement

Besides arguing with actress Ellen Page on Friday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz attacked former President Jimmy Carter and his administration by name a day after Carter announced that he is dealing with brain cancer.

Footage posted by MSNBC shows the Republican presidential candidate telling Iowa State Fair attendees, “I think the parallels between this administration and the Carter administration are uncanny. Same failed domestic policy, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naive foreign policy. In fact, the exact same countries, Russia and Iran, openly laughing at and mocking the president of the United States.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Ted(born in Canada) Cruz: although what you said may have been factually true, Carter, as a reactionary President (ultimately a reaction to the Nixon years and scandals) was an outsider who got set up to fail, so that "business as usual" could be made to happen in the following election cycle

And the timing, right after Carter's announcement that his cancer had spread to his brain, puts you well and truly into a special category of "kick a guy while he is dying" politics, and identifies you as an emotionally interesting "piece of work".

Is THIS what we want from a future President?!? I absolutely think not.

Aug 22 08:29

Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters Full Movie

Aug 22 08:28

British Government: Benjamin Netanyahu immune from arrest

As the petition for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reaches in excess of 75,000 signatures, the British Government has issued an official statement which clears the war criminal of any wrong doing, despite tens of thousands of UK citizens calling for his arrest for the massacre of more than 2000 civilians in 2014.

Aug 22 08:24

UNITED STATES JUST PASSED UP OLD SOVIET UNION GULAGS FOR LARGEST PRISON SYSTEM

For decades, the Soviet Gulags under Joseph Stalin had been considered some of the worst prisons in all of history. But now things have changed.

The United States has far exceeded the horrific tolls of the gulags. In the Soviet example, there were more than 18 million victims during the gulags’ use over four decades.

Around a million people died in the gulags over the years.

Now, as of 2009, the United States tolls soar higher than 7 million in prison, on probation or in some way caught up in the American prison system.

On the surface that might sound like a lot less than the gulag total above. But when you factor in all who have been put through the US prison system, we find a total that is higher than 19 million. That’s more than the 18 million locked up in the gulag system over those forty years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American prison system is an absolute, complete, total failure, and if you don't believe me, take a look at the recidivism rate.

As reported at http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/recidivism/pages/welcome.aspx:

National Statistics on Recidivism Bureau of Justice Statistics studies have found high rates of recidivism among released prisoners. One study tracked 404,638 prisoners in 30 states after their release from prison in 2005.[1] The researchers found that: Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year. Property offenders were the most likely to be rearrested, with 82.1 percent of released property offenders arrested for a new crime compared with 76.9 percent of drug offenders, 73.6 percent of public order offenders and 71.3 percent of violent offenders.

IF the American prison system worked, these numbers would not be anywhere near as high.

And it galls me for all the money spent here, the outcome is so absurdly lousy.

In Sweden, they are closing their prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to fill them. And why?!? Because the entire focus of incarceration is rehabilitation, period, end of discussion. The Swedish model looks to encourage family involvement, so that when a prisoner has served his or her time, they can re-integrate with society, and become productive again.

But particularly with the private prisons, low recidivism rates hurts their bottom line, so when prisoners are released, they are generally worse off, emotionally, physically, and mentally, that they are most probably going to offend again.

This is so morally wrong, both for society and the individual prisoners, that I hardly know where to begin.

Aug 22 08:14

JP MORGAN HIRES RECENTLY RETIRED U.S. GENERAL, RAYMOND T. ODIERNO

Now for the latest. From the Wall Street Journal:

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will bring on Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the recently retired chief of staff of the Army, as a senior adviser to the firm, the bank announced Thursday.

Starting Sept. 1, Gen. Odierno will advise the bank’s board and Chief Executive James Dimon on topics such as the risks of doing business in various countries, technology and physical and cybersecurity.

At J.P. Morgan, Gen. Odierno will help structure the firm’s leadership training programs, sit on the firm’s military and veterans affairs council, and will represent the bank in meetings with government officials and policy makers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absolute absence) of surprise; all wars are banker's wars, anyway!!

Aug 22 08:10

OPERATION CHOKE POINT: THE GOVERNMENT’S COVERT WAR ON SMALL BUSINESS

Banks are sending notices of account closure out to small businesses across the country, to clients they’ve done business with for years, even decades. The reason? They often don’t provide one.
But a growing number of business owners believe they know why they’re being cut off from the financial system. It’s Operation Choke Point, ostensibly an attempt to crack down on fraudulent businesses, but in reality a dragnet that has ensnared innocent entrepreneurs unfairly classified as “high-risk” players.

Aug 22 07:56

Israel's Military Intelligence Monitoring Dozens of BDS Groups Around the World

While the IDF is responsible for foreign groups, local groups supporting BDS are monitored by the Shin Bet.

Aug 22 07:55

U.S. May Be Impacted by Greece Crisis

More so than originally thought, the U.S. might be impacted by the financial crisis in Greece.

Aug 22 07:54

Many U.S. States Facing Pension Hole

Financial unrest in Puerto Rico and Greece may seem far from home, but now many U.S. states are facing huge financial shortfalls due to pensions.

Aug 22 07:54

Locally Owned Candle Company is Vital to Ohio Town

The Candle-Lite Company is a 175 year old candle making company that is vital to the survival of one small town in Ohio.

Aug 22 07:53

U.S Proposes Ban on Ivory Trade

The U.S. has proposed a ban on ivory trade to help the declining elephant population.

Aug 22 07:51

Controversial Israel Billboards Go Live In Des Moines

Passersby can see the image of $100 dollar bills swirling down a drain accompanied by the following bulletin: “$10 Million A Day To Israel? Our Money is Needed in America!” on digital billboards on Fleur Drive and Ingersoll Avenue.

Aug 22 07:48

US Wants To Increase Global Lethal And Surveillance Drone Flights To 30,000 By 2019

Capacity for lethal airstrikes — despite the U.S.’ existent infamous reputation in its massive current program — will increase still further through a joint effort by the Air Force, Army, and Special Operations Command. Ironically, this news comes on the heels of a report that — because of what amounts to sibling rivalry — around $500 million has been wasted in attempts to bring the Air Force and Army into a combined drone purchasing program of the same Predator drones whose flights are now to be increased.

Aug 22 07:03

Ron Paul Discusses 'Rabbis For Iran Deal'

"Maybe Chuck Schumer doesn't speak for the Jewish community here in the United States," Ron Paul says.

Aug 22 06:29

Rand Paul wants to "make the Fed more effective"

Unlike his father Ron, who sought to "abolish the fed," Rand insists "it's reasonable that the Fed should be audited more thoroughly than in the past."

Aug 22 06:17

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history.

Aug 22 05:46

Comcast releases username that suggested U.S. politician molested children

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity of a commenter if their comments could be considered defamatory.

Aug 22 02:59

Meet the New Israeli UN Ambassador: Yet Another Farcical Face of Modern Apartheid

Israel’s government is not keen on the United Nations. A common sign in the illegal settlements reads, “UNwelcome”.

Israel sees the UN as hostile territory. Its ambassadors behave on a war footing. Ron Prosor, the former ambassador, routinely attacked senior UN officials when he didn’t agree with them, calling many “anti-Semites”.

Aug 22 02:48

Syria: Is Israel Planing To Escalate?

Yesterday four rockets or mortars fired from the Syrian side of the Golan heights landed on Israel occupied parts of the Syrian Golan without causing any damage. A recent report cited the Israeli defense expert Tzvi Yechezkieli:

He noticed that all terrorist activity directed at Israel on the Golan Heights is the work of Hezbollah and not of Jabhat al-Nusra, the Al Qaeda affiliate that is in control of the border with Israel.

If al Qaeda is in control of the Golan border how would Hizbullah fire small, short ranged missiles over it?

Aug 22 02:30

Macedonia Resort to Using Military to Deal With Migrants on Greek Border

Macedonian authorities have reportedly announced a state of emergency at its southern border with Greece due to the influx of migrants into the country.

Aug 22 02:23

Czech Government Says Ready to Use Army to Protect Border From Refugees

The Czech government is set, in the event of an emergency situation, to send 2,600 servicemen to strengthen border patrols intended to counter a large-scale influx of refugees, Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky said Thursday.

Aug 22 02:14

U.S. Stocks: End of the Complacent Era?

Aug 22 00:14

Strangely quiet on the Trump front

Kia Ora New Zealand, good morning and welcome to Newstalk ZB. It's Saturday and I'm coming to you live out of a hot and muggy New York City.

Pleased to report it's been a quiet week on Donald Trump watch.

I almost think we need a little intro, actually. A fitting theme tune that we can play every day or two for the next fourteen or fifteen months leading up to the U.S Election.

Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh Trump Watttch.

I had to go to England for a few days this week. It's always a good barometer of American sentiment and interests, actually, to see what the customs guys talk about when you arrive back in the U.S. I queued up on Thursday night. The first thing the guy asked me when I saw I was a journalist... "Oh, bet you're loving the Trump show!"

The weird thing is, despite the Don's success in the polls so far, he's not actually the most ridiculous candidate. They had some polls done this week in North Carolina...

Aug 22 00:13

Debate heats up over controversial food ingredient

A leading Kiwi food campaigner has slammed calls to increase the limit of a sweetener - which health advocates claim is linked to kidney and liver problems - in popular chewing gum brands.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) wants to more than double the maximum permitted level for the sweetener Acesulfame potassium in chewing gum, from 2000 mg/kg to 5000 mg/kg.

The sweetener contains methylene chloride. Health advocates claim long-term exposure to the substance can cause nausea, headaches, impairment of the kidneys and liver and even cancer.

FSANZ say Acesulfame potassium - which is contained in more than 4000 food and beverages - is safe. Numerous studies from the US Food and Drug Administration had also ruled it was safe.

But Consumer New Zealand board member Sue Kedgley yesterday branded the proposal to increase the limit as "ludicrous".

"Consumers would be wise to avoid all artificial sweeteners, and chewing gum for that matter," she said.

Aug 22 00:11

TPP requires major sales effort to gain acceptance

New Zealanders are so deeply polarised on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that even if a good deal is finally negotiated it will take a major sales job on the Government's behalf so it's not viewed as a con job by many Kiwis.

This polarisation - which would be apparent to the Government's pollsters - may have been behind why John Key and Tim Groser stepped up the rhetoric on the pact this week.

Key used a sympathetic audience at Amcham's 50th anniversary celebrations in Auckland to stake out New Zealand's position on TPP and try to take the sting out of some of the wilder accusations which have gained currency in the absence of in-depth briefing from the Government side.

August 21, 2015

Aug 21 19:51

Crippling court costs force poverty-stricken people to 'plead guilty to crimes they didn't commit'

Poverty-stricken people are being encouraged to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit out of fear they will face crippling costs imposed by new financial penalties, leading lawyers, magistrates and campaigners have warned.

Legal experts have called for an urgent review of the criminal courts charge, which has been compared to “18th-century” forms of justice after being implemented earlier this year.

The new levy was introduced by the former Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, to make criminals pay for the upkeep of the courts. Because the charge can be up to 10 times higher if someone is found guilty after pleading innocence, critics say it is undermining the justice system by encouraging impoverished defendants to plead guilty even if they have done nothing wrong.

Aug 21 19:28

Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

Founder says the whole thing was just a BIIIIIIIIIIG misunderstanding. Right

Aug 21 18:26

Donald Trump Demands $10 Million to Charities to Appear at CNN Debate.

Donald Trump continues his successful run of making headlines by asking questions few have thought, or would think, to speak.

Aug 21 18:15

Shock Poll: Rubio Has HUGE Lead On Clinton In Key Swing States

Still, the big takeaway from the poll is the deteriorating position of Clinton, who in previous polls has had commanding leads over Republican rivals.

“Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are like a leaky faucet: drip…drip… drip,” said the Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Peter Brown in a press release accompanying the poll. “Perhaps most telling is how poorly she scores when all voters in these three key states are asked about her empathy, honesty and temperament. In Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania she averages a negative 37 – 55 percent favorability.”

Aug 21 18:12

Biden buzz grows amid new polling, ‘draft’ movement picks up key adviser

The Biden 2016 buzz keeps building -- and the vice president is doing little to tamp down the speculation -- as the leading group trying to coax the veep into the presidential race touts new poll numbers they say put him in prime position to run.

Aug 21 18:03

Poll: Trump Soars Past Cruz in Texas

Surging GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has topped rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in his own state, a new poll shows.

The San Antonio Express-News notes Trump polled at a lowly 2 percent two months ago in a University of Texas survey of local Republicans, while Cruz dominated with 20 percent and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry held second place with 12 percent.

In the recent poll commissioned by the Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee and conducted by Gravis Marketing, Trump pulled in 24 percent support among registered Republicans in the state – pushing Cruz, with 16 percent, into the No. 2 spot.

Aug 21 18:00

Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed online said they backed Trump, up from 24 percent a week earlier, the opinion poll found. Trump had nearly double the support of his closest competitor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who got 16 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third at 8 percent.

Even when Trump was pitted directly in the poll against just his top two competitors, 44 percent backed him. Bush won about 29 percent of respondents, and Carson 25 percent.

Aug 21 17:58

Trump overcoming perception he can’t win in new poll

Donald Trump is overcoming the perception that he won’t end up as the Republican presidential nominee, according to a poll issued Friday.

Fifty-seven percent of likely Republican voters say they think Trump will emerge as the party’s standard-bearer — with 25 percent who believe it’s “very likely,” according to a telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

That’s a stark contrast from two months ago, when only 27 percent felt the nomination was likely to go to The Donald.

At that time, just 9 percent said it would be “very likely.”

Aug 21 17:54

Aw, you poor things : World’s Richest People Lose $182 Billion as Market Rout Deepens

The world’s 400 richest people lost $182 billion this week from their collective fortunes as weak manufacturing data from China and a rout in commodities sent global markets plunging.

Aug 21 17:50

Sen. Bernie Sanders: From Greece to Puerto Rico, the Financial Rules Are Rigged to Favor the 1%

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders recently convened a panel of economists in Washington to discuss the debt crisis in Greece and throughout the world. In his opening statement, Sanders talked about the debt crisis in Greece as well as in Puerto Rico. "It is time for creditors to sit down with the governments of Greece and Puerto Rico and work out a debt repayment plan that is fair to both sides," Sanders said. "The people of Greece and the children of Puerto Rico deserve nothing less."

Aug 21 17:40

Official Statement On The Duke-Jones Debate

Even though Mr. Jones made snide attacks on me in his 30 minute challenge for the debate and in the debate made snide comments about whether I was a goblin or cyclops, etc. and using the completely false "white supremacist" attack in diatribes and caricatures of me before the debate as well as doing so a few times in the debate, I engaged in no name calling or ridicule of him. I could have cited a number of outrageous things he has said and done. I did not respond in kind. I was there to educate.

No. I came on his show at his own invitation to have an intellectual discussion on the world's greatest problem, the globalist war on humanity, a war being waged on behalf of a small tyrannical tribal elite. Yes. I said it, the driving force behind The New World Order and Globalism is the Jewish Tribal Elite!

Aug 21 16:46

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

However it has emerged that among a host of emails sent and received by Mrs Clinton from her private account include at least 30 relating to 'foreign government information'.

Experts said any information from foreign governments – including the UK – is 'presumed classified' and should never be sent to private email accounts to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic relations.

Aug 21 16:26

FDA Is Killing Our Freedoms and Destroying Our Health

And only a defense of medical freedom can stop them.

There is no reforming the FDA or Big Pharma... only the right to refuse can protect the health of this country.

Read more at Truthstream Media.com

Aug 21 16:01

Germany to propose update of glyphosate's hazard classification

New classification would warn chemical “may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure”

Aug 21 15:57

Israel launches 2nd round of air strikes in Syria, killing 6

DAMASCUS, Syria — Israeli air strikes in southern Syria killed six people and wounded seven, Syrian state TV reported Friday, in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israel that Jerusalem blamed on militants backed by Iran.

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