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November 19, 2015

Nov 19 13:49

The Paris Attacks

I am aghast and flummoxed at the number of Americans who just cannot seem to comprehend the culpability that the U.S. government has in all of this. This only makes sense when one takes into account that the vast majority of Americans only know what the mainstream media tells them. And, without question, our mainstream media is nothing more than a propaganda ministry for Washington, D.C. Without a doubt, the controlled major media in America rivals the controlled major media of Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Nov 19 13:48

Who’s Making A Killing From the Paris Terror Attacks?

Terrorism is great for business if you’re in the business of growing the government leviathan. The bodies in Paris are not yet buried, while the vultures with dollar signs (and pounds and Euros, etc) in their eyes have already swooped down for a feast.

Nov 19 13:48

Letter on cooperation between EU, Eurasian Economic Union sent by EC chief to Putin

European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a representative in the EC press service told TASS on Thursday.

Nov 19 13:47

Ukraine initiates criminal proceedings against Serbian politicians for visiting Crimea

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office has initiated criminal proceedings against a group of Serbian politicians who visited Crimea in October 2015, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Thursday.

Amsterdam court postpones hearing on Scythian gold case. The collection of Scythian gold was dispatched to the Netherlands in February 2014 when Crimea was still part of Ukraine. Crimea believes it has every right to claim the exhibits because they have been found in the peninsula’s territory and have been kept in its museums. http://tass.ru/en/society/837902

Nov 19 13:39

Obama says Russia, Iran must choose between backing Assad and saving the Syrian state

President Barack Obama says Russia and Iran must decide whether they want to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad or "save the Syrian state" by finding a Syrian government that can be legitimate.

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Obama is still trying to act like he is in control of the situation in Syria. And as a side note, it is not up to Obama to decide whether or not a foreign government is legitimate or not. Given the US Government's numerous war crimes and violations of the Constitution, I would argue that Obama is the head of an illegitimate government!

Nov 19 13:36

Russia conducts strikesnear Lebanon border

Russia has conducted air raids near Lebanon’s border for the first time since Moscow began its military intervention on behalf of the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Nov 19 13:28

Obama Cares Little About American Safety

President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days.

House Republicans touted the legislation as a common-sense answer to security concerns.

“Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That’s not who we are. And it’s not what we’re going to do,” Obama tweeted late Wednesday morning.

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Nov 19 13:23

Post-Paris American Police State Once Again In Vogue: “We Can Crush ISIS’s Enclave of Terror”

It seems that the only response to terrorism is more surveillance, security, police presence and, of course, war.

To that end, Hillary Clinton is most definitely "in":

But Clinton called for further US special forces to be deployed to Syria too, reiterated her call for a no-fly zone and demanded an “intelligence surge” to allow the airstrikes against Isis to be stepped up.

“The United States has been conducting this fight for more than a year; it’s time to be begin a new phase and intensify and broaden our efforts,” Clinton told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Nov 19 13:09

Stop the Bleeding

There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.

Nov 19 13:08

Oley Township homeowner shoots two intruders

An Oley Township homeowner apparently shot two armed intruders after being awakened overnight by a male pointing a gun at him in an attempted robbery, state police at Reading said.
The incident occurred on Mill Road near Reider Road shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Early Wednesday morning, state police said they had charged three men in the home invasion.

Nov 19 13:05

Claim: ISIS Is Funding Their Operation Via Bitcoin Wallets Worth MILLIONS

Couldn’t you see this situation being used by the centralized banking cartel as a reason to call for the shutdown of “dangerous” cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? How easily terrorists can be funded via anonymous donations hidden on the deep web?

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Nov 19 12:54

Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Rushed Contentious Climate Paper Despite Reservations

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Nov 19 12:48

US officials seize on Paris attacks to press for “back door” to encryption

US officials are moving rapidly to exploit the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday to push forward with already existing plans to undermine encrypted communications and vastly expand the powers of the state.

Nov 19 12:27

Coming Soon False Flag Trailer

Nov 19 12:10

US ‘responsible’ for civilian deaths in Yemen, HRW says

The United States should stop selling bombs to Saudi Arabia while the country is engaged in war on the neighboring Yemen, the Human Rights Watch says.

Nov 19 12:10

ISIS determined to attack within U.S., two major cities cited

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now blatantly threatened attacks on two major cities located within the Homeland U.S., New York and Washington. And although this rhetoric is nothing new–it’s been intensifying in recent weeks.

Nov 19 12:00

Isis captors 'didn't even have the Koran', says French journalist held prisoner by group for more than 10 months

A French journalist held prisoner by Isis has described how the ideology his captors spoke of had little to do with religion, saying they "didn't even have the Koran."

Didier François was held prisoner for more than 10 months by the militant group before he was released in April last year.

Nov 19 11:48

USA Delivers 19,000 Bombs to Wahabist Saudis Supporting ISIS

The Islamist theocracy Saudi Arabia is getting heavy ammunition equaling billions of dollars from the United States. It remains to be seen whether this economic booster shot for the U.S. defense industry will lead to consequences in Syria. The Saudis are fighting covertly against the Russians.

Nov 19 11:47

EU Is Coming Down on Hungary Over Nuclear Plant Deal With Russia

Hungary previously lost big time when EU sabotaged South Stream gas pipeline. The European Commission is reportedly threatening to suspend Hungary's Russian-backed €12.5bn project to expand the Paks nuclear plant because Budapest has infringed public procurement rules. Brussels, clearly concerned over deepening European dependence on Russia, now appears ready to challenge the deal...

Nov 19 11:46

Paris terror attacks foreknowledge and aftermath exposed

It’s always important to Question Everything. It appears that certain people and groups knew in advance that the Paris attack was going to happen (another indication on top on the 10 false flag signs listed here).

Nov 19 11:41

Mindless Hillary Clinton voters declare support for Sharia law: video

Spoof interviewer Mark Dice, known for his videos featuring clueless American liberals who regularly voice approval for made-up initiatives involving the loss of basic constitutional rights, has struck again, and this time he's found more than a few supporters of Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton who say they favor the adoption of Islamic Sharia law in the U.S.

As the video opens, Dice is talking to a young woman, saying to her, "One of Hillary's primary campaign promises to expand the Sharia law program in minority communities in America... You think that's the right campaign platform to be running on?"

The young woman smiles slightly, begins nodding her head and says, "Yeah."

"Sharia law expansion?" Dice prompts.

"Yes," she says, "I'd say yes."

Nov 19 11:38

Perhaps it was a little too much snow, even for snow lovers

Eastern North Carolina is not exactly known as a snow lover’s destination of choice, even though we have seen our fair share of winter storms. In December of 1989, parts of the WNCT viewing area picked up nearly 17 inches of snow. But if you really want to see impressive snowfall totals, a trip to the state of Washington might be in order.

Nov 19 11:38

Weather wizards get it right

On Wednesday morning, Juneauites woke up to find that the National Weather Service winter storm warning had held true: Snow covered the capital city, and more continued falling throughout the day.

“We have just around 10 inches of snowfall since the start of snowfall yesterday morning,” forecaster Richard Lam said at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Mendenhall Valley, where the Weather Service offices are located.

By 3 p.m., the total at the office had increased to 12.1 inches.

Nov 19 11:37

Scotland could be hit with EIGHT INCHES of snow as temperatures fall lower than Moscow

FORECASTERS are warning temperatures could even drop lower than Moscow as arctic winds sweep across the country.

Nov 19 11:37

Four Ways Boston is Bracing for Winter Following Last Season's Record Snow

After Boston endured the snowiest winter on record last winter, officials are ramping up snow operations. From bigger and better snowplows to more sites to pile up all the snow, the entire state of Massachusetts is working to improve their snow response.

Nov 19 11:35

No peace can come to Syria without Assad – Lavrov

Western expectations of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s imminent fall were misplaced, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Assad has public support, meaning no peaceful resolution of the conflict is possible without his participation, he added.

Nov 19 11:32

The War on Terror Is a Joke: 'You See ISIS Guys Eating McDonald's. Where Did They Get It? In Turkey.'

ISIS moves freely between Syria and Turkey, where they receive weapons, medical care and hamburgers. We thought NATO was “fighting” terrorism?

Nov 19 11:24

Has Bernie Sanders Shifted the Domestic Debate to a Progressive Agenda?

FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says Sanders has brought socialism out of the closet and put wealth inequality centerstage.

Nov 19 11:21

Living standards or English-language passports? Ukraine invests in the latter

"Pushilin: You can't eat the English language". Replacing the Russian language with English in Ukrainian passports will not improve the standard of living of the population of Ukraine, the official representative of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, stated.

Ukraine to ban males from leaving in order to fulfill 7th mobilization http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2015/11/sbu-source-ukraine-to-ban-males-fr...

Nov 19 11:20

What is the mission of 50 American special ops troops in Syria?

No one will tell the truth about the mission of 50 American special ops troops in Syria in the near future... Americans in Raqqah and Hasakah are now implementing a project of the coalition forces from among the local Arabs — both Muslims and Christians — as well as Assyrians and various Kurdish groups. All together they are solemnly referred to as the "Union of Democratic Forces of Syria." However, this name is much more popular in media reports and Internet propaganda, than in real life. In reality the main strike force in the fight against ISIS are the units of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) and close to them at the moment formations of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union... It seems that the USA are not betting on the Kurdish autonomy, as it seems to some, but on a protectorate in the form of a small confederation based on the sharing of revenues from oil transit.

Nov 19 11:16

Pollard will need US gov’t permission to travel for as long as 5 years

Jonathan Pollard may not leave his area of residence for up to five years after his release without advance permission of his probation officer, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Which I assume will be forthcoming when Pollard leaves for Israel.

Nov 19 11:11

Beyond cynical: US exploits Paris tragedy to corner Russia, push the TTIP, and save hegemony

There is a very strange coincidence. At the very moment that the Americans needed someone to severely frighten Europeans, a bloody Paris terrorist attack comes along. From the point of view of the American elites, NATO, the Pentagon, the CIA and the NSA, are a business enterprise which sells security or, more precisely, the illusion of security, while taking all money and freedom in exchange. Ordinary Americans have lost their civil rights in exchange for the illusion of security after September 11, 2001. Europeans are being offered the same unequal exchange, only they will have to pay with opening their markets to American corporations so that NATO, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA will protect Europe from terrorism.

Nov 19 11:08

Control through terror: America wants something from France

What dirt there is on Merkel, I don't know, but Germany is completely under external control, or rather, Merkel is under external management, through Germany. And in France, there is a risk that France could copycat, and control through terror – this is modern management. The Americans need something from France. Maybe a ground operation in Syria, where their aims can oppose ours, where they will fight with Assad and not with the "Islamic State”. Maybe just a great obedience, great humility. I think that after this attack, I want to be wrong, I hope I'm wrong, but the feeling is that the Transatlantic partnership agreement will cause the trade and investment of European business to liquidate due to the US in the same way as the Eastern European market was eliminated . Merkel, Hollande, and France and Germany in general, have been sabotaging US plans due to their procrastination, but I think that in 2016 this will change following the attacks.

Nov 19 11:00

Stopping ISIS: Follow the Money

Wars are expensive. The recruitment and sustainment of fighters in the field, the ongoing purchases of weapons and munitions, as well as the myriad other costs of struggle, add up.

So why isn’t the United States going after Islamic State’s funding sources as a way of lessening or eliminating their strength at making war? Follow the money back, cut it off, and you strike a blow much more devastating than an airstrike. But that has not happened. Why?


Many have long held that Sunni terror groups, ISIS now and al Qaeda before them, are funded via Gulf States, such as Saudi Arabia, who are also long-time American allies. Direct links are difficult to prove, particularly if the United States chooses not to prove them. The issue is exacerbated by suggestions that the money comes from “donors,” not directly from national treasuries, and may be routed through legitimate charitable organizations or front companies.

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And yet, the Clinton Foundation has absolutely zero problem accepting money from the Saudi Arabian government!! As reported at /www.washingtonpost.com:

In an extraordinary report that has not yet been fully digested, the Wall Street Journal tells us that the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has received millions from foreign governments including Qatar, a prominent backer of Hamas: The Clinton Foundation has dropped its self-imposed ban on collecting funds from foreign governments and is winning contributions at an accelerating rate, raising ethical questions as Hillary Clinton ramps up her expected bid for the presidency. Recent donors include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany and a Canadian government agency promoting the Keystone XL pipeline. . . . United Arab Emirates, a first-time donor, gave between $1 million and $5 million in 2014, and the German government—which also hadn’t previously given—contributed between $100,000 and $250,000. A previous donor, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has given between $10 million and $25 million since the foundation was created in 1999. Part of that came in 2014, although the database doesn’t specify how much.

Hillary formally announced her candidacy for President on April 12, 2015: is the foundation, this year, still taking foreign countries' donations to the Clinton Fund, even after she has announced?!?

Well, folks, here is an eye-opener: as reported on April 16th, 2015, 4 days after Clinton announced her candidacy, the following statement was made by the foundation, as reported in foxnews.com

The Clinton Foundation said late Wednesday that it will continue to accept donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, despite concerns that such gifts will create a conflict of interest for the Democratic front-runner. The foundation's board said that donations directly to the foundation would only be allowed from six governments — Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, other governments could continue to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle international problems without direct donations to the charity.

And if this announcement did not specifically mention Saudi Arabia, I have to wonder if it is still contributing to the Clinton Global Initiate, covertly?!?

But here is the bottom line: electing Hillary Clinton means electing a
state Department and White House for sale to the highest bidder.

And just, please, what kind of protection does this provide We the People, in terms of trade deals, etc..?!?

Beyond this practice being more crooked than a dog's hind leg, and monumentally unethical, it means that this peddled influence of foreign corporations and governments will trump the needs and concerns of American citizens every time.

Nov 19 10:57

Spy ship to track U.S. missile defense system in Arctic Circle

Russia's largest intelligence-gathering ship, the Yury Ivanov, has moved from the Baltic to the Northern Fleet and is now preparing to serve in the Arctic. One of the main tasks of the Russian Navy's largest spy ship will be tracking the sea-based component of the U.S. missile defense system.

Nov 19 10:54

Jewish Groups Demand U.S. Take in More “Refugees”

Two weeks ago, The Times of Israel reported that an international network of Jewish charities and relief organizations were preparing a public relations and lobbying campaign designed to increase political and financial support for their operations in resettling Third World “refugees” into the United States and Europe. These Jewish charities are planning to cash in on the on-going “refugee crisis” by receiving government grants and assistance, as well as donations from the public, for their ostensible “humanitarian” efforts aimed at helping “refugees” flee their home countries and resettle in the West.

Nov 19 10:54

Finland Referendum Forces Debate on Euro Exit

Nov 19 10:53

Russia warns Turkey and Qatar

After 9/11 attacks, the US appealed to the UN Security Council for the use of force against the Taliban movement, which, as US officials believed, masterminded the attacks in New York. The UN Security Council decided that the right to self-defense could be used against non-organized armed groups or those that did not act on behalf of any particular state. After the terrorist attack in the skies over the Sinai Peninsula, Russia can use Article 51 to either bring perpetrators to justice, or take other measures against them (destroy them)...

Nov 19 10:53

'Cam Force One': UK prime minister to get own jet

Britain is to spend up to £10 million ($15 million, 14 million euros) converting a military plane for official use by Prime Minister David Cameron, Downing Street confirmed Thursday.

The government argues that having an aircraft similar to the US president's Air Force One, which could also be used by the royal family and senior ministers, will save money in the long term.

It will give more details of its plans to refit a Royal Air Force (RAF) A330 Voyager plane, currently used for air-to-air refuelling missions, in its security and defence review on Monday.

Nov 19 10:48

Paris attacks: State of emergency could restrict public demonstrations during Paris climate talks

While already complicated, the talks will now take place within a state of emergency that is threatening to limit public participation.

Nov 19 10:47

UK Sends Warship to Back French Aircraft Carrier

The United Kingdom will send a Royal Navy warship, the HMS Defender, to back France in its anti-ISIL efforts in Syria, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday.

Nov 19 10:47

Who wrote Diary of Anne Frank?

A New York Court awarded $50,000 to an American novelist Meyer Levin, to be paid By Otto Frank the father of Anne Frank as an honorarium for Levin's novel "Diary of a Young Girl" also known as "Diary of Anne Frank". Mr. Otto Frank, had promised to pay to a Jewish novelist Meyer Levin not less than $50,000 because he had used the literary creation of author Levin in toto, and represented it to his publisher and the public as his late daughter’s original work.

Otto Frank later decided on a Broadway production of the same novel but did not pay Meyer Levin for use of his novel for Broadway production whcih was against the terms of contract. hence Meyer Levin sued Otto Frank for his writings, and the New York Court Jury awarded Meyer Levin $50,000, for his 'intellectual work'.

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Now that the estate of Otto Frank has added his name as co-author to "The Diary of Ann Frank" it is prudent to re-examine earlier challenges to its authenticity. In recent years we have seen a great many stories of the Nazis and the holocaust revealed as hoaxes sold to a gullible public, such as Herman Rosenblat's "Angel At The Fence", Misha Defonseca's "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years", Binjamin Wilkomirski's "Fragments: Memories Of A Wartime Childhood", Konrad Kujau's "The Hitler Diaries", Joe Correy's "Towards the Dawn", Hermann Rauschning's "Conversations with Hitler", Yankel Wiernik's "A Year in Treblinka", Dennis Avey's "The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz", Charles Waite's "Survivor Of The Long March: Five Years as a PoW 1940-1945", Horace Greasley's "Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell?" and as great many others. Now it appears that the Diary of Ann Frank, long taught to us all as absolute fact, may be about to join that ignoble list.

Nov 19 10:46

Leader's Aide: Iran Not to Leave Assad, Abadi, Resistance Front Alone

Iranian Supreme Leader's top Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran will continue support for the Syrian and Iraqi governments as well as the resistance fronts in Lebanon and Palestine.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that Iran has reached a strong position, power and clout in the region that the western states no more even think of overthrowing the Islamic Republic. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940828000679

Nov 19 10:45

Dr. Katherine Albrecht Discusses How Cops Are Tracking Truck Drivers Using Their Shopper-Rewards Cards

Dr. Katherine Albrecht discusses the story of how Iowa State Police were given access to customer loyalty cards by retail fuel outlet Pilot FlyingJ. In 2013 we reported on this disgusting company Pilot/Flying J, and how the FBI caught them cheating customers out of untold millions of dollars and then boasting and laughing about it: Their VP was recorded by an FBI informant deriding his naive customers, actually sneering "F---'em early and f---'em often" . The corrupt fuel chain is owned by the family of Tennesse governor Bill Haslam.

Nov 19 10:45

“Generation Mix:” Is All This Talk of “Multiracialism” An Advance?

Artist, activist and creator of the multimedia comic book Hafrocentric Juliana "Jules" Smith and Dr. Rainier Spencer, author of Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix discuss their various critiques of popular approaches to "multiracial" identity.

Nov 19 10:42

More Paris Puzzles

Some people who are not inclined to believe the official story of the Paris attack are troubled by the question why Muslim suicide bombers would blow themselves up for a false flag attack. The answer to this question is very simple. But first we should dispose of the question whether suicide bombers did blow themselves up. Is this something that we know, or is it part of the story that we are told? For example, we were told that during 9/11 passengers in hijacked airliners used their cell phones to call relatives, but experts have testified that the technology of the time did not permit cell phone calls from airliners at those altitudes.

To dispose of the question whether we have or do not have any real evidence that suicide bombers blew themselves up, I will assume that they did.

So we have suicide bombers blowing themselves up.

Now turn to the question that troubles some doubters: Why would suicide bombers blow themselves up for the sake of a false flag attack?

Nov 19 10:37

Whistle-Blower Recounts Retaliation in Sex-for-Repair Scheme

Lucky Crosby goes into details about how the Housing Authority handled the Sex-for Repair Scheme and why he believes he was fired for speaking out.

Nov 19 10:36

Exposed – The Clinton Foundation is Running a $20 Million Private Equity Firm in Colombia

The Clinton Foundation is operating a $20 million private equity firm in Colombia, raising concerns from government and consumer watchdog groups who say the practice is unusual and could pose a significant conflict of interest.

The line between the firm and the Clinton’s nonprofit world is hazy. Fondo Acceso is run out of the Clinton Foundation’s Bogota office and staffed by foundation employees, a representative at the office told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday.

A charitable foundation running a private equity fund is “not something one hears about commonly” and is “very concerning,” according to Craig Holman, the government affairs lobbyist at the watchdog group Public Citizen.

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Don't let anyone fool you; this revelation proves that the Clintons are still up to their necks selling favorable light, favors, and legislation for money.

Nov 19 10:33

Government is Lying – New Study Shows No Increase in Use of Encryption by Jihadists Since Snowden Revelations

Speaking less than three days after coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 and injured hundreds more, Mr. Brennan complained about “a lot of hand-wringing over the government’s role in the effort to try to uncover these terrorists.”

What he calls “hand-wringing” was the sustained national outrage following the 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, that the agency was using provisions of the Patriot Act to secretly collect information on millions of Americans’ phone records.

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Everything this government tells you is a lie.

Nov 19 10:32

US-jailed Russian pilot’s health deteriorates — Foreign Ministry

"We have not received an answer from the US authorities and Washington up until now to our tough representation made to the US embassy over the inadmissibility of the situation developing around Konstantin Yaroshenko. Unfortunately, his health condition continues deteriorating. Moreover, it continues deteriorating considerably," the Russian Foreign Ministry envoy said. "I wouldn’t like to darken the picture but such concern exists," he added. "The US authorities continue avoiding the fulfillment of the relevant obligations and international law commitments and keep avoiding the provision of adequate medical assistance to Yaroshenko under various pretext," Dolgov said.

Nov 19 10:29

Post-Soviet military bloc to get integral information space — official

The National Defense Control Centre officially went operational on December 1, 2014. It allows for receiving on-line information about the current situation at every single military unit or facility across the nation. The centre’s data processing complex is capable of modelling situations along Russia’s perimeter borders and at any point around the globe. The overall capacity of the centre’s data processing system is thrice that of the US counterpart and exceeds the capacity of the Pentagon’s data base 20 times. The Collective Security Treaty Organization incorporates six countries - Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

Nov 19 10:21

Video: Is the ISIS Bombing in Beirut a Product of US Policy in the Region?

Rania Masri and Vijay Prashad say the western media's reporting on the ISIS bombing in Lebanon is deeply racist and accepts the ISIS narrative by describing the southern Beirut neighborhood as a "Hezbollah bastion".

Nov 19 10:18

EU won't compensate Ukraine for losing Russian market from January 1 — EU commissioner

"We’ve already granted pretty much money to Ukraine’s business for getting prepared to new export opportunities and new market conditions," he said. "Let us be candid - since the time we agreed on a free trade zone it has been no secret that after it is introduced the Russian Federation may respond, whether we like it or not," Hahn said, adding that Ukraine has had enough time to get prepared.

Nov 19 10:18

U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowden Leaks

Despite the intelligence community’s attempts to blame NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, the NSA’s mass surveillance programs do not have a track record — before or after Snowden — of identifying or thwarting actual large-scale terrorist plots.

CIA Director John Brennan asserted on Monday that “many of these terrorist operations are uncovered and thwarted before they’re able to be carried out,” and lamented the post-Snowden “handwringing” that has made that job more difficult.

But the reason there haven’t been any large-scale terror attacks by ISIS in the U.S. is not because they were averted by the intelligence community, but because — with the possible exception of one that was foiled by local police — none were actually planned.

And even before Snowden, the NSA wasn’t able to provide a single substantiated example of its surveillance dragnet preventing any domestic attack at all.

Nov 19 10:18

UK government outlines plans for expanding militarism and repression after Paris attacks

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a massive increase in Britain’s military/intelligence apparatus following last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

Nov 19 10:17

Islamic State was set up by 'guys' US had kept in jail but released afterwards — Lavrov

"The period when our Western colleagues and some of their friends in the region systematically evaded the political process (in Syria) involved a great number of terrorists, extremists and foreign militants, commissioned to try to overthrow the regime (of Bashar Assad)," Lavrov said. "At a certain point those who were encouraging that must have lost control of the situation and the foreign militants’ terrorist instincts gained the upper hand. They suddenly realized they had a great chance to translate into reality the idea the so-called Islamic State had harboured back in the middle of last decade. And to do that with the hands of the guys that the Americans had kept in jail in Iraq and Afghanistan to release afterwards." "Everybody has long been aware that this threat is a like a gene let out of the jar. There is no way of driving it back," he said.

Nov 19 10:16

South Ossetia leader does not rule Georgians fighting alongside IS could get into republic

"According to available information, some Georgian nationals are fighting alongside Islamic State," he said, adding that they could possibly cross into South Ossetia. "We must be vigilant, secure our borders and take all measures to ensure the safety of our citizens," the president told a session with the leadership of security agencies. Upon instructions of President Tibilov, police and border guards have been placed on alert since Monday. Law enforcement officers checked all educational and medical establishments early on Thursday after information had come about terrorist attacks allegedly plotted in the republic.

Nov 19 10:13

Russian aviation destroys three major oil facilities in Syria — General Staff

"The air strikes destroyed the headquarters, three depots with oil, lubricants and ammunition; a plant for the production of explosive devices; a command center, a workshop for the production and repairs of mortar launchers, three major oil facilities and an oil pumping station," General Kartapolov said.

Nov 19 10:13

Sixty Years Of Cool Summers In The US

Prior to 1955, hot summer afternoons were very common in the US, but they rarely happen any more. The vast majority of stations set their all-time temperature record in the 1930’s.

Nov 19 10:10

Russian aircraft destroyed 206 terrorist facilities in Syria on Nov. 18

"Yesterday, in line with the plan of the air operation, the second massive air strike was made at 206 terrorist facilities," Kartapolov said at a briefing. "Over the day, 126 sorties were made by Russian Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 aircraft from the territory of the Russian Federation and by operational and tactical aircraft from Khmeimim airfield."

Nov 19 10:09


Piracy monetization firm Rightscorp has just turned in another set of disappointing results for the third quarter of 2015. After losing $424K during the three months ended September 30, the company has recorded a net loss of $3.1m for 2015 thus far. That means that for every dollar it receives in fines, the company loses $4.

Nov 19 10:06

Paris attacks: female suicide bomber Hasna Aitboulahcen liked wearing cowboy hats but joined an Islamic State terror cell

To her friends and neighbours she was bubbly and outgoing, if a bit “clueless”.


She was later heard screaming 'help me, help me!', moments before detonating a suicide vest packed full of explosives as armed French anti-terror police stormed the flat.


People who knew Aitboulahcen, seen posing in a photograph, making V signs to the camera, described her as an 'extrovert' who drank alcohol and said she was nicknamed 'the cowgirl' for her habit of wearing cowboy hats.

A former acquaintance in the town of Creutzwald, near Metz, where she frequently visited her father, told the Républicain Lorrain newspaper: "She was an extravert, a bit lost .She didn't really look like a suicide bomber and she drank alcohol."

Nov 19 10:04

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

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Very long, but worth the watch. Bookmark and save it.

Nov 19 10:00


Nov 19 09:59


A week after European Union’s decision to label goods produced in the settlements, Israel announces gloves are off and that it is taking steps against 16 European countries that supported the initiative.

Nov 19 09:58


The manufactured hysteria about the bombing in Paris will expand weapons
manufacturing and sales around western countries. Arms manufacturer stocks are already booming and the Zionists and neoconservatives who own and run these companies will get even richer. Liberty and democracy will suffer as new freedom-restricting laws are passed using manufactured fear (like in the US after September 11, 2001). Politicians like Netanyahu and Holland enjoy this and consolidate their grip on power. Common people pay the price. Israeli authorities took the opportunity of this manufactured mass hysteria to ban the moderate Islamic movement and to jail its popular leader Raed Salah (a most kind and gentle person). Seventeen civil society organizations working on areas ranging from health to empowerment to education were closed by the apartheid regime.

Nov 19 09:58

Flashback: Tony Benn speaking in the UK's Parliament about supplying the Middle East with weapons

The late Anthony Benn, a well-respected British MP from 1950 until his retirement in 2001, speaks out on the hypocritical position of the British political establishment's support for selling weapons to Middle Eastern countries.

Nov 19 09:51

Edgy online shoppers face Dyre Christmas as malware mutates

"The cyber criminals behind Dyreza often spread the malware via spray-and-pray spam campaigns, which are sent to random recipients," Zahria says.

" … Dyreza is also a crime-as-a-service network” that anyone can buy into [and attack] a group of targets in the code configuration file [which] are typically online banking websites."

Targeted users risk having bank accounts drained and machines botted.

Nov 19 09:48

An independent autopsy shows a Tennessee man died in Mississippi police custody because he was hog-tied for an extended period and not because he took LSD

An independent autopsy shows a Tennessee man died in Mississippi police custody because he was hog-tied for an extended period and not because he took LSD, an attorney for the man's family said Wednesday.

Nov 19 09:41

Nine Ways to Stop Terrorism

In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attacks, everyone is arguing over what we should do to stop further terrorism.

Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns on our liberties.

In reality – despite what the talking heads may say – the methods for stopping future attacks are well known …

Defenders of current government policy say: “we have to do something to stop terrorists!”

Yes, we do …

But we must also stop doing the 9 things above which increase terrorism. We have to stop “throwing new bodies in the river.”

But the powers-that-be don’t want to change course … they gain tremendous power and influence through our current war on terror strategies.

For example, the military-complex grows rich through war … so endless war is a feature – not a bug – of our foreign policy.

Torture was about building a false justification for war.

Mass surveillance is about economic and diplomatic advantage and crushing dissent.

Nov 19 09:39

Afraa D. New info on terrorist used in France trained by Mossad

I always name the names

Nov 19 09:34

Hillary Clinton’s War Record – 100% For Genocide

While Bernie Sanders may be tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails,” the recent scandals that have resulted from her Capitol Hill hearings, combined with the virtually non-existent investigation into the State Department funding of terrorist organizations have gone only a short distance in demonstrating the lengths to which Hillary Clinton has acted as the supporter and executioner of warfare since the first day she assumed any national position in government.

In addition to her history regarding the Syrian and Libyan crises, it should never be forgotten that Hillary Clinton has supported virtually every military conflict launched during and since her husband’s own disastrous tenure as President.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And remember; through the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hill were raking in the dough from countries which wanted to see Saddam Hussein deposed. As reported at http://www.mcclatchydc.com/:

Four oil-rich Arab nations, all with histories of philanthropy to United Nations and Middle Eastern causes, have donated vastly more money to the Clinton Foundation than they have to most other large private charities involved in the kinds of global work championed by the Clinton family. Since 2001, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates gave as much as $40 million to the Clinton Foundation. Moreover, the level of Arab support for the Clinton Foundation, which occurred during the time Hillary Clinton was a U.S. senator, was seeking the Democratic nomination for president against Barack Obama, and was serving as secretary of state, fuels questions about the reasons for the donations. Were they solely to support the foundation’s causes, or were they designed to curry favor with the ex-president and with a potential future president? Mideast nations favor contributions to Clinton Foundation Between 2001 and 2014 Middle Eastern countries gave $18 million to $50 million to the Clinton Foundation, accounting for 1.4 to 4 percent of contributions over the period. In contrast, the same nations gave about $6.82 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross, accounting for less than 1 percent of the $11.2 billion in contributions the organization received.

Also, her close ties with the military/industrial complex are well documented: as reported at http://usuncut.com/ on October 6th of this year:

Iraq Veteran Will Hopkins, who served in Iraq for two years, asked Hilary Clinton on the TODAY show if we can trust her to keep us out of any more unnecessary wars. A visibly nervous Hopkins asked permission to read from his note cards so he didn’t forget anything, to which Clinton replied, “No, go right ahead.” “I served in Iraq as an Army Infantryman in 2004 and 2005,” Hopkins began. “I lost friends, a year of my life and I suspect I will be coping with the experience as long as I live. You gave a famous, rather rousing speech in support of the war powers act which allowed President Bush into Iraq,” Hopkins continued, as Clinton nodded slowly. The speech in question was delivered on October 10, 2002. In the speech, then-senator Clinton said, “I urge the President to spare no effort to secure a clear, unambiguous demand by the United Nations for unlimited inspections.” The USA invaded Iraq five months later. Hopkins went on to directly confront the former Secretary of State. “Given your history and your close ties to elements within the military industrial complex, what assurances can you provide that companies and individuals who profit from war and militarism will not have undue influence in the Clinton Administration?” Speaking carefully, Hillary said that she was “aware” that millions of lives had been needlessly affected. ”I’ve said that my vote to give President Bush the authority was a mistake. I misjudged what he would do with it,” Clinton admitted to Hopkins. Hillary then claimed that she has learned to be “wary” about entering conflict from her previous mistakes, citing her recent involvement in the negotiations with Iran.

IF one is looking to elect the Warmonger in Chief incarnate, that candidate will be Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Nov 19 09:31

Central Bank Lunacy—-$26 Trillion Of Government Bonds Now Trading Below 1%

Since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008, the world’s central banks have injected more than $12 trillion under QE (Quantitative Easing) programs into financial markets. More than $26 trillion of government bonds are now trading at yields of below 1% with over $6 trillion currently yielding less than 0%.

These policies, according to policy makers, have been crucial to the “recovery.”

Nov 19 09:28

Leaked NSA doc reveals ‘sheer luck’ needed to find useful info in sea of surveillance data

The NSA didn’t know it was already sitting on a “goldmine” of data on one of its targets until one of its analysts discovered it by “sheer luck,” according to an internal newsletter entry leaked by Edward Snowden.

The article, dated March 23, 2011, was written by a signals development analyst in SIDtoday, an NSA in-house newsletter. He explains how he discovered the contact and personal information for over 10,000 people, as well as some 900 account login details, after “a ton of hard work,” according to reports from The Intercept and teleSUR.

Nov 19 09:28

The "Sharing Economy" Is the Problem

The "sharing economy" sure has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? As the saying goes, "sharing is caring."

Through Uber, the sharing economy's poster-child, thousands of drivers have turned their personal cars into money-making vehicles. Homeowners internationally have earned extra cash by using another popular sharing service, AirBnB. These companies' ads are filled with smiling people, caring about each other and just wanting to do good.

Nov 19 09:26

Shaky Foundations

It is beyond dispute that former President Clinton has been directly involved in helping foundation donors and his personal cronies get rich. Even worse, it is beyond dispute that these very same donors and the Clintons’ political allies have won the focused attention of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State. Democrats and Clinton apologists will write these accusations off as conspiracy mongering and right-wing propaganda, but it’s an open secret to anyone remotely familiar with accounting and regulatory requirements for charities that the financial records are deliberately misleading. And not coincidentally, those records were long filed by a Little Rock–based accounting firm called BKD, a regional auditor with little international experience.

Nov 19 09:24

Martin Armstrong Rages "It's Time To Knock Off The BS About 'Surveillance For Terrorism'"

The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, text messages and our total loss of privacy is all about taxes – NOT terrorism.

With all this power and the demand that encryption be outlawed, not any of this surveillance has stopped one terrorist act. There was the Boston bombers, two kids using cell phones. They didn’t catch that either. Then there was the two guys dressing up as women who attacked the NSA itself. They didn’t know about that. Then Charlie Hebdo, that too was a surprise. Now we have an all out assault on civilians in Paris carried out by 3 suicide squads and again they were clueless.

This surveillance does not work because they are really monitoring the people for taxes or they would not be storing everything forever.

Nov 19 09:23

Trucking Trade group SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers' Gun Rights

Trucking Industry group Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) (SmallTransportation.org) has introduced Michael's Law, which would allow truckers to carry firearms nationwide. The law is named after 31-year-old truck driver Michael Boeglin, who was brutally murdered, shot (five times) to death on June 26, 2014. The assailant, who was never caught, then lit Mike's Freightliner truck on fire with him in it. Mike had been waiting outside a shipper at a nearby abandoned gas station because the corporation, like many, forbid drivers to wait for the load on their property. He left behind his wife Ashley who was four months pregnant with their first child. The NRA has shockingly opposed and worked against MICHAEL'S LAW, the straightforward, very simple 136- word proposal. (Gee wonder why?) The NRA has been rightly derided as a sellout organization for years by gun rights advocates.

Nov 19 09:16

Someone Wants War with Russia

In truth, the dangerous Washington consensus that Russia must for some reason to be confronted and even destabilized truly boggles the mind, particularly as it has become dogma for both political parties and even for many critics of the global war on terror and all its tainted fruit. And the brinkmanship game with a nuclear weapon armed adversary that is being played is, as veteran diplomat William Polk has observed, “…moving closer to the danger point of provoking their use.” It is difficult to understand why it is so. Russia is, if anything, helping in Syria and could even broker some kind of negotiated settlement, while the situation with Ukraine and Crimea is far less Manichean that the U.S. media has depicted it to be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The leadership in this country wants a war - any war - be it against China or Russia - because the US economy is heading toward an implosion, and they want a war with which to distract the American people away from the fundamental problems facing this economy.

This would also be, theoretically, to prevent the ascendency of the ruble and/or the yuan. And the IMF looks as though it is about ready to include the yuan in its "basket of approved currencies" at the very end of this month.

I have watched the current demonisation of Russia by the corporate newsreaders, NATO, and US military leaders who are nearly, collectively, frothing at the mouth any time Russia is mentioned, and there is utterly no truth or logic in what is being said about Russia.

Please remember that last year, the US, NATO, and the IMF were responsible for the putsch which threw Ukraine's legitimately elected government out in favor of Poroshenko's Kiev mafia.

When Crimeans woke up to the reality that the duly elected government had been usurped, they held a free and fair referendum in which they decided to request that they be allowed to join the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation agreed, and that was how that happened.

Russia did not annex Crimea; Russia has done nothing wrong here.

"Russian aggression"?!? Please, don't make me laugh. American and NATO aggression against Russia is very real, very concrete, and very dangerous.

And it is dangerous because at this time in their history, the US and NATO military do not have the money, the troop strength, or the available manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

And if you want to take a look at how "brilliantly" NATO has been performing recently, just take a look at its 14 year stint in Afghanistan.

Case closed, folks.

Nov 19 09:15

Saint-Denis Paris attacks raid: Recording captures female suicide bomber's exchange with police

A resident’s video, given to TFI televison, did not show the exchange but clearly caught the sound carrying through the darkness at around 4.30am.

“Where is your boyfriend, where is he?” a police officer can be heard shouting.

A female voice, thought to be Aitboulahcen, replies: “He's not my boyfriend.”

She repeats the denial a second time a second before a loud explosion is heard, believed to be her detonating her explosive vest.

Webmaster addition: That sounds more like gunfire than an exploding vest!

Nov 19 09:14

For Caterpillar The Depression Has Never Been Worse... But It Has A Cunning Plan How To Deal With It

Moments ago Caterpillar reported its latest monthly retail sales statistics and the numbers have never been worse: not only is the dead CAT bounce in US sales finally over, tumbling -8% Y/Y, after a -4% decline in September and hugging the flatline for the past few months, but sales elsewhere around the globe were a complete debacle: Asia/Pacific (mostly China) was down -28%, a dramatic drop from the -17% a month ago, EAME dropping -13%, and Latin America down -36%...

Nov 19 09:13

`Frankenfish' Wins Approval as First Genetically Altered Animal

AquaBounty Technologies Inc. won the first U.S. approval for a genetically engineered animal -- salmon dubbed "Frankenfish."

The Food and Drug Administration cleared AquAdvantage Salmon, which has a gene alteration that allows the fish to grow faster. AquaBounty has been pushing to sell the animal for about two decades.

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The problem is that the GMO salmon has less protein and more fat and is less nutritional than the natural varieties.

Nov 19 08:59

University of Liverpool students vote for BDS

Students at the University of Liverpool have voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, in a significant victory for Palestinian solidarity campaigners.

The motion commits the Liverpool Guild of Students to, among other things, advocate divestment from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation, and to lobby the university to similarly divest. The motion also mandates the Guild to stop stocking Israeli products.

Nov 19 08:59

Raw Story goes on the attack against those questioning the official narrative of recent events in Paris

Apparently "despicable truthers" are using photos of four different women to prove that Paris attacks were staged.

Nov 19 08:58

The end of Schengen as we know it? Greece, Spain and Italy will be kicked out of the current zone along with some Eastern European countries as free travel is blamed for migrant crisis

Eastern European countries will be kicked out of the Schengen Zone along with Greece, Spain, and Italy under a radical plan to save the European Union passport-free travel area in the wake of the migrant crisis.

Nov 19 08:55

More Paris Puzzles

Some people who are not inclined to believe the official story of the Paris attack are troubled by the question why Muslim suicide bombers would blow themselves up for a false flag attack. The answer to this question is very simple. But first we should dispose of the question whether suicide bombers did blow themselves up. Is this something that we know, or is it part of the story that we are told? For example, we were told that during 9/11 passengers in hijacked airliners used their cell phones to call relatives, but experts have testified that the technology of the time did not permit cell phone calls from airliners at those altitudes.

Nov 19 08:53

France Wants Grand Coalition Against ISIS, But US Still Seeks to Exclude Russia

Since Friday evening’s attacks, French officials have repeatedly declared their desire to see a “grand coalition” of nations fighting ISIS, with President Hollande saying it’s time to put aside “diverging interests” and unite against ISIS in general.

This comment is pointed squarely at the current divide in the ISIS war, with the US-led coalition fighting one anti-ISIS war, and several other nations fighting ISIS, but being excluded by the US. Russia is the biggest of these nations, and the US seems eager to keep it that way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia is getting the job done in Syria, by destroying ALL the terrorists, even those supported, armed, and funded by the US Government.

And President Putin, please: a request. When and if an ISIS commander is actually captured by Russian Federation troops, make sure they they sing like the proverbial canary as to who is actually supporting, funding, and training them.

American citizens need to know where their tax dollars are really going.

I am thanking you in advance on this, OK?!?

Nov 19 08:46

‘Marines out!’ Okinawa demonstrators mark 500th day of protest against US base (VIDEO)

Around 1,000 angry protesters demonstrated in front of the US Marine Corps' Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, against the relocation of a US military base. The Wednesday rally marked the 500th day of sit-in protest in the city of Nago.
READ MORE: Tokyo orders work to start on Okinawa US base, despite governor’s opposition

Demonstrators shouted “Stop the relocation work” while waving signs reading “New Henoko base, no” and “Marines out,” The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported.

When riot police and vehicles entered Camp Schwab on Wednesday, they were met with protesters who staged a sit-in at the front of the base's gate to block construction vehicles, according to The Japan Times.

“Protect the people of Okinawa, not the US base,” the protesters shouted.

Citizens' group leader Hiroji Yamashiro, 63, said the demonstrators' fight had “reached a critical point,” adding that the protesters were aiming to “beat down [the state] and win at any cost.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Japan's Prime Minister Abe may be well be ignoring these voices at the potential risk of his political future.

Those who voted for him in the last election may be thinking, "If he believes he can do this to Okinawa with absolutely impunity, what is he really capable of doing to the rest of Japan's citizens with impunity?"

And notice: not a word of this by western whorespondents!!

Nov 19 08:41

Political author Gearoid O Colmain discusses the Paris attacks with RT International

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Worth a repeat.

Nov 19 08:38

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! British ISIS hostage John Cantlie warns of plan to launch 9/11 style attack — but bigger

BRITISH journalist and longtime Islamic State hostage John Cantlie has issued a chilling warning that the terror group plans to launch an attack on the West to rival that of 9/11.

Mr Cantlie makes the claim in an article carrying his byline in the 12th issue of ISIS propaganda magazine Dabiq, which came out online yesterday and features the aftermath of last week’s Paris attacks on its cover.

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Nov 19 08:36

Paris attacks prompt new calls by senators for legislation to bypass encryption

The U.S. government's financial support for the development of smartphone encryption apps doesn't surprise security experts.

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U.S. intelligence agencies are probably involved in funding commercial encryption apps through the government's Open Technology Fund to stay on top of terrorists and organized criminals that use encryption to cloak their communications, several security experts said Wednesday.
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"It would not surprise me if federal agencies were funding encryption apps because it is possibly the only option available to monitor terrorism and organized crime," said Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University.

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Except that it won't work! Like so many other government "solutions" it will increase cost, complexity, and inconvenience to law abiding citizens and leave the criminals/terrorists untouched.

Nov 19 08:30

Mayor Wonders If We Need WWII-Style Internment Camps After Paris Attacks

A Virginia mayor opposed to aiding Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks floated the idea of World War II-style internment camps Wednesday, stating that the "threat of harm to America" is just as high as it was back then.

David Bowers, the Democratic mayor of Roanoke, said in a statement that he has asked local agencies to suspend any assistance to Syrian refugees "until these serious hostilities and atrocities end, or at the very least until regarded as under control by U.S. authorities, and normalcy is restored."

"I'm reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor," he added, "and it appears that the threat of harm to America from Isis is now just as real and serious as that from our enemies then."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Mayor Bowers: the internment of Americans of Japanese origin was one of the most horrific, disgusting, and immoral chapters of American history during World War II, and should never be repeated.

And here is the larger problem: once the decision is made to start these internment camps, it will not only be Syrians who will be detained; it will also be peaceful, logical people who understand that these wars of aggression are fought for the financial gains of major corporations, and express their opinions publicly on blogs like this one.

Internment camps will quickly devolve into "reeducation camps", where nothing but the official governmental propaganda will be tolerated, and those with the courage to question or speak out, will be punished harshly.

Think of China's treatment of political dissidents under Mao, and you will get the picture very quickly.

Mayor Bowers, is THIS your vision of the American future?!? I sure as hell hope not!!

Nov 19 08:26

The PNAC Plan to Destabilize the Middle East (and the world?)

The neo-conservatives had plans for the Middle East in place through the Project for the New American Century, which in September of 2000 cautioned in writing that implementing their plans would likely be a long and drawn-out affair absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like "a new Pearl Harbor" - 12-months later the events of 9/11 occurred. Was 9/11 the "New Pearl Harbor" needed to get Americans to support an invasion in the Middle East to get their "ball rolling," so to speak? Was 9/11 a 2001 version of the proposed 1962 false flag "Operation Northwoods?"

Nov 19 08:17

Here's The Dodgy Payday Lender Behind That 'Grassroots' White House Petition

Every good idea in American politics eventually becomes a vehicle for corporate lobbying.

When the Obama administration unveiled its "We The People" online petition platform in the fall of 2011, the goal was pretty straightforward: give people an opportunity to petition their government. Once the petition passes a popularity threshold, the administration responds to it.

But when a petition popped up containing details about payday lending regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, something other than a grassroots goof-off was clearly in the works. The petition -- which has crossed the 100,000 signature threshold mandating a White House response -- reads like a list of industry talking points written from the perspective of an aggrieved consumer.

Nov 19 08:15

Armed men seen in vicinity of Saint-Denis shoot-out

Two masked men bearing firearms were seen walking down a deserted street in Saint-Denis, reportedly close to the scene of Wednesday morning's police raid of an apartment in which the alleged mastermind of Friday evening's attacks in Paris was holed up.

Nov 19 08:14

"THE ISIS STORM: America On Alert" -- History Channel Propaganda EXPOSED

Nov 19 08:12

Protests rage as Minneapolis officers are named in shooting death of unarmed black man Jamar Clark

Minnesota officials on Wednesday named two Minneapolis policemen involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting demonstrators surrounded a nearby police station and, according to officers, threw bottles and rocks.

Clark is the latest in a series of unarmed black people to be killed at the hands of police in the United States over the past several years, fueling protests nationwide and rekindling a national civil rights movement.

Attempts by Reuters to reach the officers for comment were unsuccessful on Wednesday.

Community activists have said Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot shortly after midnight on Sunday. The examiner’s office said he died from a gunshot wound to the head at 9:25 p.m. CST on Monday at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Bob Kroll, a spokesman for the union representing Minneapolis police officers, told Reuters in a brief statement that Clark was never handcuffed and “was disarming the officer” during the altercation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there utterly no body cam imagining here, or was it turned off before the man was shot in cold blood?!?

I have to shake my head and ask, why is this still happening in the US in the 21st century?!?

Nov 19 08:11

Netanyahu Wants Israeli Officials to Keep Low-profile on Pollard Release, Bennett Says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed Israeli officials to keep low-key about Friday's scheduled release by the United States of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said.

The former U.S. Navy analyst's espionage for Israel in the 1980s remains a strain on ties with Washington and his parole terms dictate that he stay in the United States for five years.

Pollard, sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 1987 of passing reams of classified information to Israel, has been behind bars since his arrest in 1985.

Now 60, he has said he wants to immigrate to Israel where his second wife lives and where he can expect to receive substantial Israeli government back-pay. He was granted Israeli citizenship while in prison.

Nov 19 08:10

"Pitiless war": Illegal French airstrikes on Syria hit stadium, museum, clinics

Anti-ISIS activists in Syria claim a stadium, a museum, medical clinics and a political building have been hit after France launched airstrikes in retaliation for the Paris terror attack.

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of anonymous activists inside the ISIS stronghold, wrote that heavy strikes had been taking place since this morning. The group began documenting the airstrikes at around 8am and said it had increased to "30 airstrikes" this evening. No civilian casualties have been reported yet, according to the group.

A spokesperson for the group suggested it was France who were behind the bombs. They said water and electricity was cut due to the strikes. They added: "It's sad how it always falls on our heads, god bless and safe [sic] the civilians of Raqqa."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reposting this because the server for the article was down most of last night, but is up again today.

Nov 19 08:09

Both FBI And Carnegie Mellon Are Now Denying 'Accuracy' Of $1 Million Tor Surveillance Payment

Last week the director of the Tor Project, Roger Dingledine, made a bold but unsubstantiated claim that users of the Tor anonymizing network were unmasked in the first half of 2014 by a technique supplied to the FBI by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers. Both have now labelled those claims inaccurate and it appears CMU submitted to a subpoena, though it isn’t admitting to anything.

In a terse statement given to FORBES on Friday, an FBI spokesperson said the suggestion that $1 million was paid was inaccurate. The spokesperson wouldn’t be drawn into saying whether any payment was made at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A non-denial denial.

Nov 19 08:06

Texas Board of Education rejects plan to have academics fact-check their textbooks

Texas' State Board of Education on Wednesday narrowly rejected a plan to create a group of state university professors to scour Texas schoolchildren's textbooks for factual errors.

The vote against was 8-7, with all the board's Republicans except two opposing the measure.

The push for more experts to be involved came after more than a year of controversy over board-sanctioned books' coverage of global warming, descriptions of Islamic history and terrorism and handling of the Civil War and the importance of Moses and the Ten Commandments to the Founding Fathers.

A tipping point to add more fact checking may have come last month. A suburban Houston mom's alert that a newly approved geography text described African slaves forcibly brought to North America as "workers" set off a national furor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And factual accuracy in kids' textbooks is a problem in Texas because.......?!?

Nov 19 08:02


The minutes from the last Fed meeting were released on Wednesday afternoon. The minutes, along with a squadron of jabbering Fed heads lying about the economy doing great, pretty much locked in the most talked about .25% interest rate increase in world history. Evidently the Wall Street titans of greed have convinced the muppets higher interest rates are great for stocks, as the market soared by 250 points. As institutional money exits the market on these rigged up days, the dumb money retail investor buys into the market with dreams of riches just like they did with Pets.com in 2000, McMansions in 2005, and Bear Stearns in 2007.

Nov 19 08:02

Another French False Flag… “Just a Reminder where all this ‘War/Terrorism’ Stuff Comes From”

Nov 19 08:01


The arrests or investigations targeting the finance industry in the aftermath of China’s summer market crash have intensified in recent weeks, creating a climate of fear among China’s finance firms and chilling their investment strategies. At least 16 people have been arrested, are being investigated or have been taken away from their job duties to assist authorities, according to statements and announcements compiled by Bloomberg News.

The authorities’ goal is to root out practices such as insider trading as part of China’s anti-corruption campaign, and a desire by "some in the political leadership to find scapegoats to blame" for the market crash, according to Barry Naughton, a professor of Chinese economy at the University of California in San Diego.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not augur well for the immediate future of the Chinese economy.

Nov 19 08:00

ISIS Wants Us To Invade: 7 Facts Revealed By Their Magazine

The difficulty we've had defeating ISIS suggests that, maybe, we don't really understand who and what the fuck they are. Everything we hear is filtered through politicians and pundits, each with their own agenda ("You know what ISIS is afraid of? Me, Donald Goddamned Trump!"). Fortunately, it turns out that finding out what ISIS wants is like finding out what a vegan eats: They'll tell you. Which is to say that ISIS has a magazine.

No, really. It's an actual glossy, full-color magazine called Dabiq, complete with feature articles and photo spreads. So, in the interest of understanding just what makes these violent lunatics tick, I read through 700-plus pages of this oddly well-put-together propaganda and learned ...

Nov 19 07:58

Montreal man charged with inciting hatred after anti-Muslim video emerges

Montreal police have charged a 24-year-old man in connection with a video posted on YouTube that shows someone in a Joker mask threatening to kill Muslim people in Quebec.

Jesse Pelletier faces charges of uttering threats, inciting hatred against an identifiable group, making a declaration to incite fear among an identifiable group, and using a fake firearm.

In the video, a man wearing a mask resembling the Joker from Batman comics threatens the death of one Arab per week in the province.

Police arrested Pelletier at an address on Monselet Street in the borough of Montreal North on Tuesday night.

Nov 19 07:58


If the U.S. economy really is in “great shape”, then why do all of the numbers keep telling us that we are in a recession?

The manufacturing numbers say that we are in a recession, the trade numbers say that we are in a recession, and as you will see below the retail numbers say that we are in a recession. But just like in 2008, the Federal Reserve and our top politicians will continue to deny that a major economic downturn is happening for as long as they possibly can. In this article, I want to look at more signs that a dramatic shift is happening in our economy right now.

First of all, let’s consider what is happening to hedge funds. For many years, hedge funds had been doing extremely well, but now they are closing up shop at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last financial crisis. The following is an excerpt from a Business Insider article entitled “Hedge funds keep on imploding” that was posted on Wednesday…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real economy, for ordinary working people, is a nightmare.

They are dealing with offshoring/outsourcing of jobs at a rapid rate, and the only jobs available are those asking "Do you want fries with that?"

Food inflation is astronomical, almost to Weimar Republic style levels, and premiums for Obamacare are about to explode exponentially.

What we are seeing is a deliberate dismantling of the American middle class.

Nov 19 07:57

B.C. Canada Day terror plot trial judge says RCMP may have acted illegally

There is evidence the RCMP broke the law while conducting a high-profile terrorism sting and must hand over confidential legal documents, says a B.C. Supreme Court judge.

Justice Catherine Bruce has not yet ruled whether the RCMP entrapped John Nuttall and Amanda Korody into plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature in 2013, but she said in a ruling released Wednesday that the Mounties may be guilty of knowingly facilitating a terrorist act.

Nov 19 07:45

Reform Judaism’s Israeli Critique

Something significant recently happened in the ongoing political-ethical drama that grips Israel and, by extension, Jewish communities worldwide. As reported by the Jewish Daily Forward on Nov. 6, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (a position that makes him the leader of the largest Jewish denomination in the United States), publicly broke with Israel’s political and religious leadership.

Nov 19 07:41

UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare Markets in Blow to Health Law

The U.S.’s biggest health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare, a month after saying it would expand its presence in the program.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is scaling back marketing efforts for plans it’s selling this year under the Affordable Care Act, and may quit the market entirely in 2017, because the business has proven to be more costly than expected. It’s an abrupt shift from October, when the health insurer said it was planning to sell coverage in 11 new markets next year, bringing its total to 34. The company also cut its 2015 earnings forecast.

A pull-back would deal a significant blow to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. While UnitedHealth has been slower than some of its rivals to sell Obamacare policies since new government-run marketplaces for the plans opened in late 2013, the announcement may indicate that other insurers are struggling, said Sheryl Skolnick, an analyst at Mizuho Securities.

Nov 19 07:36

University of Vermont Sends White Students Away to “Privilege Retreat”

The politically correct culture that has infected our college campuses has finally reached the apex of absurdity. Schools like the University of Vermont are now hosting their very own re-education camps, to teach their Caucasian students about the racial biases they never knew they had.

Nov 19 07:36

Video: “I support the cultural boycott of Israel”

Nov 19 07:35

Video: Israeli soldiers arrest young child

The soldiers detained the boy and then effectively used him as a hostage and human shield, Ajarma said.

Nov 19 07:35

Activists defeat Amsterdam-Tel Aviv twinning plan

After months of discussions, the City Council of Amsterdam decided earlier this month against a proposal that the city start officially cooperating with Tel Aviv. Instead it opted for individual or project-based cooperation.

Back in early 2013, Israel lobby figure Ronnie Naftaniel launched the idea of twinning Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. He did so soon after stepping down as director of pro-Israel lobby group Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israël (or CIDI).

Nov 19 07:34

French police chop through church door with axe in ?Saint Denis?

French police used an axe to break into a church in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris on Wednesday, while checking local buildings for people in hiding.

Nov 19 07:34

The Diary of Anne & Otto Frank!

For decades those who questioned the authenticity of Anne Frank’s diary have been castigated as vile holocaust deniers and anti-Semitic bigots. Jewish organisations have taken pains to defy any attempt to interfere with the Anne Frank legacy. Surprise, it is now the holders of the copyright to Anne Frank’s diary who insist that Anne wasn’t the only author of her own diary. Apparently, as some history revisionists, including Robert Faurisson, have been claiming for years; “The Diary of Anne Frank” was not what it claimed to be.

Nov 19 07:31

Brace For a Crash: Holiday Spending Hasn’t Been This High Since 2007

Unfortunately, it appears that most Americans are falling back on their old holiday spending habits, even though they probably can’t afford it. According to a recent gallup poll, the average American family is planning on spending almost as much money this Christmas as they did just before the crash of 2007.

Nov 19 07:28

“Degrade and Destroy ISIS”? Now Obama Says the Plan Was Always Just Containment

Remember? That’s why he just had to ask Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars? To comprehensively degrade and destroy ISIS? Well, apparently now the plan “has always been” containment — always from the start, or at least, that’s what Obama just got done telling ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview last week.

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