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May 20, 2015

May 20 14:04

New evidence confirms Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton deceived Americans

Newly obtained documents released on Monday by a watchdog group that investigates and exposes corruption and criminal activity by government officials and agencies provides evidence that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior officials, as well as President Barack Obama, deceived the American people regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi U.S. consulate massacre. The pages released show that top administration officials were handed intelligence reports within hours of the attack that stated the Islamic terrorists' actions had been planned up to 10 days before the attack and the goal was simply to to assassinate as many Americans as possible.

May 20 14:03

Russia fears Macedonian crisis may grow into serious conflict

The internal political crisis in Macedonia may grow into a serious conflict, said Andrei Kelin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

May 20 13:58

Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades

May 20 13:56

Report calls for elimination of ATF


May 20 13:54

Sowing The GM Seeds Of Depopulation?

If physical violence is to be used only as a final resort, a dominant class must seek to gain people’s consent if it is to govern and control a population. It must attempt to legitimize its position in the eyes of the ruled over by achieving a kind of ‘consented coercion’ that disguises the true fist of power. This can be achieved by many means and over the years commentators from Gramsci to Althusser and Chomsky have described how it may be done.

May 20 13:35

"There Are Just Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7": Obama's Education Secretary Wants Government Boarding Schools

If you thought the loss of parent's rights over what level of government brainwashing their child is subjected to within the regular public school system was bad enough in this country, check out the new idea radical Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan was throwing around last week while speaking at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention: public boarding schools.

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May 20 13:34

US Funded ISIS Seizes Control Of Syria's Palmyra

May 20 13:32

FLASHBACK - "I don't know where Bin Laden is. I truly am not that concerned about him" (George W. Bush, 3/13/02)

The official U.S. government White House website includes the President George W. Bush historical archives. On top of the page is a message that notes "This is historical material, "frozen in time." The web site is no longer updated and links to external web sites and some internal pages will not work."

This particular press conference was held on March 13, 2002, a mere six months after the purported "terrorist" attacks of 9/11/01.

In it, Bush was asked about the whereabouts of Osama bib Laden. Why wasn't George Bush concerned about the man he claims was responsible for the slaughter of 3000 innocent lives?


May 20 13:19

New torture allegations from Chicago “black site”

New allegations of sexual assault, torture, and the planting of evidence by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) have come to light as part of ongoing revelations about the department’s “black site” at Homan Square. At least 17 victims have given first-hand accounts since the existence of Chicago’s interrogation site at Homan Square was exposed by the Guardian in February.

May 20 12:50

Israel agenda wider war in Mideast: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with James Morris, editor of america-hijacked.com in Los Angeles, to discuss a recent remarks by the Israeli minister of military affairs, Moshe Ya’alon.

May 20 12:25

Watch Live: Sen. Rand Paul Launches ‘Filibuster’ in Protest of Patriot Act Renewal

Rand Paul's filibuster to block vote on legislation to extend spy agencies' collection of phone data:


May 20 12:19

Is Israel America’s Friend? Or America’s Enemy?

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he has appointed as his negotiator with the Palestians a man who said, and who has always followed though with, “We are all against a Palestinian state, there is no question about it.”

May 20 12:12

NATO's Stoltenberg tells Russia's Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia must withdraw all troops and heavy weapons from Ukraine and end its support for separatists.

The western military alliance's chief added that he had informed Lavrov, after a meeting in Brussels, that he was concerned about the large number of military exercises carried out by Russia at short notice.

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Prove that Russia has troops or heavy weapons inside Ukraine!

May 20 11:59

I-Team: Drivers Say Insurance Device Put Them In Danger On The Road

May 20 11:44

Ukraine's Lithuanian Economy Minister Selling Off State Assets to the West - Surprise!

Amongst the first things the Lithuanian-born fund manager and investment banker Aivaras Abromavicius did following his appointment at the end of 2014 as Ukraine’s new economy minister was to order a stock take of all the state-owned enterprises under his control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is how the money-junkies take over countries.

1. Start a war.

2. Loan stacks of ink and paper to both sides to fight the war.

3. After the war, demand the sale of assets to pay the unpayable debts.

In the end, the people who risked life and limb to save their nation from conquest surrender their nation to the money-junkies. And believe such an outcome is somehow just and fair.


May 20 11:31

Mazal Tov To Ludwig Watzal and The ‘Call For BDS’

It is encouraging to read that Ludwig Watzal, my prime detractor in Germany, has now fully embraced my criticism of Jewish liberals and the Jewish Left. Watzal now admits that the BDS Movement has been hijacked by Liberal Zionists.

Just a few years ago, Watzal labelled me a racist and an ‘anti-Semite’ for suggesting in “The Wandering Who” that the Jewish Left operates as a controlled opposition apparatus. Watzal’s review of The Wandering Who complained that: “The book is very well written, which make its harmful and racist theses more dangerous.” His review also said, Atzmon’s “hatred is directed not only against the Zionists, but above all against Jewish Left, left anti-Zionists and those who oppose the Israeli government policy as Jews.”

But Watzal’s views appear to have evolved.

May 20 11:20

The fall of Ramadi and the criminality of US imperialism

Nearly a year after the debacle suffered by US imperialism and the regime it imposed during more than eight bloody years of war and occupation of Iraq—the fall of the country’s largest city, Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—a similar collapse has unfolded in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, Iraq’s largest province.

May 20 11:20

Jeb Bush Bobs & Weaves the Iraq War

A little over a week ago, Fox News aired an exclusive interview with Jeb Bush. It has caused a stir. Jeb has yet to announce officially that he is running for President, even though it is perfectly obvious that he is running whole hog for President. Didn’t he take part in the Sheldon Adelson Primary, after all? What could be more grotesquely Presidential than that? Welcome to the horror show known as the 2016 U.S. election cycle.

May 20 11:09

Was the Iraq War a Crime or a Mistake? Yes.

Pretty much everybody in American politics now agrees that the Iraq War was not a great idea. The source of disagreement has moved, instead, to a different question: Was it a failure, or a crime? Republicans insist the Bush administration was merely the victim of bad intelligence. “I still say it was not a mistake,” says Marco Rubio, “because the president was presented with intelligence that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.”

Liberal critics reject the honest-mistake explanation.

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So do conservative critics!


May 20 10:47

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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With all of America now aware that the US Government lied to them about the use of torture it is time to remind Americans of the other lies told by the US Government, including the lies used to trick us into war with Iraq. Today the politicians and media are trying to re-wriote the history of the 2003 Iraq invasion, claiming it was all "bad intelligence" and an innocent mistake. BULL BISCUITS!

Every crippled veteran, every family member of a serviceman who died, should finally accept that those who were killed and crippled suffered only to make rich men richer. Where is the rage?

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May 20 10:45

Who funded Harper's rise to power? And other questions about election financing.

With a federal election looming, two pressing questions involving the role of money in Canadian politics are attracting surprisingly little media attention.

The first: who owns Stephen Harper?

This isn't a philosophical enquiry. It's a straightforward question about the identity of the secret donors who paid the bill for Harper's rise to power, first as leader of the Canadian Alliance and then the Conservative party.

May 20 10:43

Obama’s Ugly Show of Presidential Petulance

The President has "worked himself into such a tizzy over the TPP." While his progressive friends in Congress are questioning the secret trade agreement, Obama is lashing out at them in a pathetic show of presidential petulance.


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May 20 10:40

US Reaffirms Support for Iraqi Offensive to Retake Ramadi

U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his government's support for Iraq's prime minister and the decision to plan an operation to retake control of Ramadi, as Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias gathered outside the western city.

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With the majority of US politicians now admitting that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a mistake and that Saddam did not have nuclear weapons, why are we compounding the mistake even further by continuing to pour more weapons into that beleaguered nation, leading to more bloodshed? Two wrongs do not make a right. The current US puppet regime should not be there in Baghdad at all. It is time to let the people of Iraq have their nation back and stop wasting any more time and money on this debacle!

May 20 10:27

Big fines may not be enough to deter bad behaviour in banks

Referring to themselves as "The Cartel" or "The 3 Musketeers," traders from rival banks shared information about their clients' plans to buy or sell currencies and colluded to move the market price higher or lower to suit their own profits - at the expense of those clients.

"If you aint cheating you aint trying," wrote one in a private chatroom, while another message concluded "we delivered [in rigging the market] but I don’t wanna kiss from you...i just take a beer."

According to papers filed in New York this went on for five years, "at least" until 2013 - and investigations are continuing.

May 20 10:26

"The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake.... America invaded Iraq because the Bush administration wanted a war.The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts,and falsified pretexts at that.We were,in a fundamental sense,lied into war

Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.


May 20 10:24

Jeb Bush Says His Brother Was Misled Into War By Faulty Intelligence. That's Not What Happened. He and other Republican presidential contenders have a new and bogus spin on how the Iraq war began.

Last week, Jeb Bush stepped in it. It took the all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate several attempts to answer the most obvious question: Knowing what we know now, would you have launched the Iraq War? Yes, I would have, he initially declared, noting he would not dump on his brother for initiating the unpopular war. "So would almost everyone that was confronted with the intelligence they got," Bush said.

May 20 10:11

Watch out! More collectivism and “sustainability” to come at the 2015 UN Summit

The United Nations, founded by the Rockefellers and the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), has always been, right from its inception, about creating a One World Government.

May 20 10:10

FLASHBACK - Buy-Bull Bangers:Regular, or Extra-Crispy?

It is a compelling set of facts, isn't it? If I were a believer I would have no choice but to conclude that the big guy in the sky is really, REALLY, pissed off at the US and its allies for all this smiting going on.

So to all those who went along with these wars because you believed it when Bush and Obama, et. al. said this was God's will, you are all damned. Damned, damned, damned! Damned to hell. And there can be no redemption while the warmongers are still in power. There is no absolution if you know a war of conquest against an innocent people is going on and you do nothing at all to stop it. There is no absolution if you know torture of innocent people is going on and you do nothing at all to stop it. The priests cannot forgive your sins if they share those sins, no matter how expensive those beads are. Having worked so hard to trick you into sin, would they really be eager to get you out? Just whose side are they on? Which God is it they really serve?

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Since I wrote this article, the winters have gotten harder, there are earthquakes in America where they never had them before, the Gulf of Mexico is a toxic sludge, Hanford and WIPP are leaking radiation, along with the remains of Fukushimna washing up on our western beaches! Once again tornadoes are ripping across the heartland.

And, the US Government is finally admitting what we knew all along; the 2003 invasion of Iraq was unjust, or as politicians trying to fake a look of embarrassment put it, a "mistake."


May 20 10:07

Decrying Corporate Greed, McDonald's Cooks and Cashiers Confront Shareholders

Calling for higher wages and fairer treatment, McDonald's cooks and cashiers will gather with progressive leaders on Wednesday and Thursday for large protests outside the company's shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois.

May 20 10:01

The War of Fools

Last week, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the
2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as "Lebanon War II".

Though not very profound, it provided a good picture of what actually happened.
The three main Israeli protagonists talked freely.

May 20 09:59

Why the CIA destroyed it's interrogation tapes: “I was told, if those videotapes had ever been seen, the reaction around the world would not have been survivable”

When graphic photographs of American soldiers abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq surfaced in 2004, they sparked international outrage — and prompted new scrutiny of how the U.S. treats its prisoners.

May 20 09:57

Ukraine: A Cancer in Europe's Heartland

Ukraine is an example of what happens when lunatics run the asylum. It's a US-installed Nazi-infested fascist police state headed by an illegitimate anointed oligarch mega-crook.

It tolerates no opposition. Free expression is banned. Independent journalists risk harassment, assault, arrest, imprisonment, even death.

May 20 09:56

Steve Campana, Canadian biologist, 'disgusted' with government muzzling

A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine.

Steve Campana, known for his expertise on everything from great white sharks to porbeagles and Arctic trout, says the atmosphere working for the federal government is toxic.

May 20 09:54

27 Tornadoes reported in last 24 hours

Multiple tornadoes reported as severe weather hits Texas, Oklahoma

May 20 09:37

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries.

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

May 20 09:34

Multicultural Sweden: Rape Capital of the West.

Since adopting multicultural policies in the 70s' Sweden has seen a 300% rise in violent crimes and a 1,472% increase in rape.

May 20 09:34

Iraqi Troops Abandon US-Made Tanks, Artillery to ISIS in Ramadi Loss

When ISIS took the Iraqi city of Mosul last year, they seized an army’s worth of US-made weaponry and vehicles. The US air war against ISIS over the last nine months has centered in great measure on destroying that gear, while ferrying new gear to the Iraqi military.

Then Ramadi fell over the weekend, and it’s Mosul all over again. Despite the US downplaying the significance of the loss, the Pentagon is confirming that half a dozen tanks and significant artillery and armored vehicles, along with other gear, were abandoned by Iraqi troops fleeing the Anbar capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, basically, you get to pay for the weapons and ammunition on BOTH sides of this third invasion of Iraq!

May 20 09:33

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT MADONNA’S PHOTO OP

Yesterday, a photo posted by Madonna on Instagram went viral on the Net

Well, it was a phony, just as she herself is!

The photo is actually of two Israeli Jews: Imri Kalmann, 28, and Dekel Aiden, 24, two Tel Aviv party promoters who host a periodic gay club party called Dreck.

May 20 09:32

APARTHEID UPDATED ~~ AND REVISED

Defense Ministry decides on separate transport for Arab workers and Jewish residents, to combat overload and friction.

See reversal of decision below

May 20 09:32

THE ‘OTHER’ DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The United States expressed “deep concern” Sunday after an Egyptian court sentenced deposed president Muhammad Morsi and more than 100 others to death for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

“We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences, which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt’s international obligations and the rule of law,” a State Department official said.

Noting that they were preliminary sentences, the official added: “We continue to stress the need for due process and individualized judicial processes for all Egyptians in the interests of justice.

May 20 09:31

The Red Line of Torture

After I blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program in 2007, the fallout for me was brutal. To make a long story short, I served nearly two years in federal prison and then endured a few more months of house arrest.

What happened to the torture program? Nothing.

May 20 09:28

Governments Giving Fossil Fuel Companies $10 Million a Minute: IMF

The fossil fuel industry receives $5.3 trillion a year in government subsidies, despite its disastrous toll on the environment, human health, and other global inequality issues, a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published Monday has found.

That means that governments worldwide are spending $10 million every minute to fund energy companies—more than the estimated public health spending for the entire globe, IMF economists Benedict Clements and Vitor Gaspar wrote in a blog post accompanying the report (pdf).

May 20 09:27

Amsterdam district court gives Ukraine time till July to reply on Scythian gold case

Ukraine is supposed to give a written reply to the claimant on the Scythian gold case by July 1 instead of May 20 as initially planned following a decision by the Amsterdam district court, the Dutch court ‘s spokeswoman told TASS on Wednesday.
She said the parties were still involved in correspondence via the court and there was no talk about any court hearings at this stage.
The Scythian gold exhibits were put on view at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam as part of the "Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea" exhibition in February 2014. About 2,000 exhibits were loaned by a museum in Kiev and four museums in Crimea, which was part of Ukraine at the time when the items were consigned to the Netherlands. They included pieces of goldsmithery, weapons and household appliances revealing the rich history of the Crimean peninsula.
The collection of unique exhibits was supposed to have returned home after the exhibition’s closure on August 31.

May 20 09:26

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015)

THE LATEST 5-20-2015: NASA admits satellite data shows no loss of arctic ice since 1979. In fact, it's a bit bigger!


Here is a comparison of Earth's temperature between April 2015 and April 1998, showing the scale of the lie by NASA and NOAA that 2015 is the hottest year on record.

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I must not gloat! I must not gloat! I must not gloat! (But I probably will!)

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May 20 09:25

Foreign minister says Russia will not let US intervene in its internal affairs

"This is not the sole example of intervention in the internal affairs by supporting those who come out against the existing authorities. The US president signed the Ukrainian Freedom Support Act, where there is a special section concerning Russia. Its wording is approximately the same. Specific allocations - about $60 million - are mentioned there. We have warned our counterparts that we shall not permit such activity and that we regard such actions as destructive for bilateral relations," Lavrov said.

May 20 09:23

Lithuanian secret service agent detained in Moscow — Russian security service

"On May 19 a Lithuanian citizen identified as a foreign intelligence agent was detained in Moscow. He was seized the moment he was receiving secret documents from a Russian citizen," the FSB said.
The detained Lithuanian was taken to the FSB office.
"When confronted with evidence, he testified that he was an officer of the 2nd department of operative services (military intelligence) of the Lithuanian Defense Ministry," the FSB said.
A Moscow court on Wednesday sanctioned the arrest for two months of the Lithuanian secret service agent detained in Moscow on suspicion of spying.
Arstidas Tamosaitis will remain in custody at least until July 20, spokesperson for the Lefortovo court Yulia Skotnikova told TASS, noting that the session had been held behind closed doors. http://tass.ru/en/russia/795786

May 20 09:20

US foreign policy is a sick illusion by oligarchs to “dominate other nations”

A former US intelligence linguist says the US foreign policy is a “sick illusion” that was made by European oligarchs in their efforts to “dominate other nations”.

May 20 09:20

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

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May 20 09:09

Congress has given Obama ‘blank check’ to wage wars

The US Congress has given President Barack Obama a “blank check” to wage wars in the Middle East and other parts of the world, says a veterans advocate and social justice organizer in Denver.

May 20 09:09

Canadian Navy turns to eBay to fix troubled supply ships

Canadian Navy technicians had to look for repair parts on eBay to fix one of its outdated supply ships, enabling it to hold out till it’s replaced with a modern one, briefing documents obtained by local media reveal.

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NASA was actually doing the same thing in the final days of the Space Shuttle program!

May 20 09:06

Is Martial Law Justified If ISIS Attacks The United States?

By Brandon Smith

A group of foreign militants infiltrates the U.S. using student visas, weak borders, bribery and cooperation with drug cartels. Secret cells integrate within metropolitan areas and blend with the populace. At the precise moment, they activate, unleashing small attacks across the country in coordinated blitzkrieg-style terror campaigns against everything from suburban neighborhoods to public schools to shopping malls, striking fear into the citizenry, which now believes no one is safe, even in the heartland. With normal law enforcement overwhelmed, the economy on the brink and the populace ready to riot, the military is deployed domestically; curfews, price controls and rationing are initiated; and special operations agents act as infiltrators in order to subdue the terrorist factions. The loss of common liberties is welcomed by most as safety and security become the paramount motivator.

May 20 09:04

Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track.

May 20 09:03

One Of The Most Important Scientists In The World: “Most Cancer Research Is Largely A Fraud”

“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.” (source)

The above quote comes from Linus Pauling, Ph.D, and two time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (1901-1994). He is considered one of the most important scientists in history. He is one of the founders of quantum chemistry and molecular biology, who was also a well known peace activist.

May 20 09:03

HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers

Tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected websites, mail servers, and other widely used Internet services are vulnerable to a new attack that lets eavesdroppers read and modify data passing through encrypted connections, a team of computer scientists has found.

May 20 09:02

Fake Evidence Blaming Russia for MH-17?

Pointing the finger of blame at Russian President Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down last July, an Australian news show claims to have found the spot where the Russian BUK missile battery made its getaway, but the images don’t match, raising questions of journalistic fakery, writes Robert Parry.

May 20 09:02

ABOUT THOSE U.S. TROOPS WHO DIED IN RAMADI

I can’t help but wonder how the family of Michael A. Monsoor is reacting to ISIS’s recent conquest of Ramadi in Iraq. Monsoor was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions taken during the 2006 Battle of Ramadi, when U.S. forces fought insurgents for control of the city. The medal was awarded posthumously.

Monsoor wasn’t the only U.S. soldier who died in Ramadi. According to the Wikipedia page “Battle of Ramadi (2006),” more than 80 U.S. soldiers were killed and more than 200 were injured.

My hunch is that at least some of the family members of all those dead Americans are thinking to themselves, “Okay, ISIS now controls Ramadi. But at least my loved one died so that Americans can be free.”

Of course, that’s easier than thinking that they died for nothing. But the fact is that they did die for nothing. Just look at Ramadi today for proof. Indeed, just look at Iraq.

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Wars fought overseas are NOT fought "to keep Americans free"; they are fought for control of resources major American corporations wish to claim, and to which they have no moral right whatsoever.
As the lyrics from a new song I have just shipped off to my soloist, state:

"War's never fought for the reasons you're given,
Those in power keep feeding you lies
And the reasons you're made to keep fighting and killing
should come as no big surprise
War's not about freedom, or courage or honor,
or preserving the American way;
It's all about money, control greed and power,
And making those who resist go away....
And making those who resist go away..."

The US government, with its preemptive war against Iraq, caused the situation which gave rise to Isis (IF, in fact, Isis is not a US tool, just as was Al Quaeda, to scare the stuffing out of Americans, and scare them out of thinking.) The corporate presstitutes are bemoaning Iraq's coming complete demise, if the US doesn't go in a 3rd time, militarily.

Folks, just say no, peacefully, to this government on a third invasion of Iraq; they cannot get anything straight, and will most likely botch things up more than they already are botched in this country. It is your children who will fight, get maimed for life, or die, in the name of corporate profits.

And no kid should get maimed or die for that; EVER!!

May 20 09:02

Judas of Baltic States betray their own peoples and national interests

The leaders of the Baltic states literally writhe in hysterics when they talk about the "Russian threat." They intimidate the population of their countries, special forces of the Baltic States hold drills to learn to neutralize "little green men", while NATO troops march across the territories of the Baltic States. Obviously, the leaders of the Baltic countries are Judas of their own people; they work to execute a political order from overseas. There are a lot of such traitors in Europe.
Estonian President Toomas Ilves wants war with Russia NOW

May 20 08:56

Prison guards raped, sexually abused female inmates at Rikers Island: Lawsuit

The Rikers Island prison in New York City is home to a “pervasive culture of rape" where correction officers retaliate against inmates who report sexual abuse, a federal lawsuit alleges.

May 20 08:56

Politics Is a Hoax

Though it’s difficult for those gullible souls who are excited yet again about one presidential candidate or another to comprehend, politicians (with VERY few exceptions) — in both parties — are not interested in helping the “underprivileged.”

May 20 08:53

Paranoid defence controls could criminalise teaching encryption

You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act – which passed into law in April, and will come into force next year – there is a real possibility that even seemingly innocuous educational and research activities could fall foul of Australian defence export control laws.

Under these laws, such “supplies of technology” come under a censorship regime involving criminal penalties of up to ten years imprisonment. How could this be?

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May 20 08:52

'Logjam' crypto bug could be how the NSA cracked VPNs

Logjam is another exploit of the 1990s-era crypto-wars: “To comply with 1990s-era U.S. export restrictions on cryptography, SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 supported reduced-strength DHE_EXPORT ciphersuites that were restricted to primes no longer than 512 bits”, the paper notes.

Because “export grade” hangs around in ciphersuites, “a man-in-the-middle can force TLS clients to use export strength DH with any server that allows DHE_EXPORT.”

“The attack affects any server that supports DHE_EXPORT ciphers, and affects all modern web browsers. 8.4% of the Top 1 Million domains were initially vulnerable,” Green writes at the Logjam site.

May 20 08:47

US Threatens ‘Military Option’ as Iran Aid Ship Nears Yemen

Though Iran’s Shahed cargo ship was much to slow to actually get its cargo of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni port of Hodeida during the five-day ceasefire, the ship is still heading in that general direction, riling the Pentagon.

US officials are now openly talking about the possibility of “military options” against the ship, and expressing surprise and alarm that the cargo ship has a naval escort.

This is in spite of Iran being very open, when the ship departed last week, about the fact that it was going to have a naval escort. Since the ship left in the wake of Saudi Arabia destroying the Sanaa airport to prevent aid delivery by cargo plane, it’s unsurprising they didn’t want to leave the aid ship vulnerable. Two Iranian warships are escorting it.

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A short memo to President Obama: please do NOT go "Netanyahu" on this aid convoy. And do NOT for one second, allow the Saudis to think we support a military intervention on their part.

It is a short step from seizing this ship to a full-on, military confrontation with Russia. Interdiction here is neither warranted nor strategically useful.

Double plus ungood, Mr. President: double plus ungood.

May 20 08:45

Secrecy and Democracy Are Incompatible

It is obvious, almost by definition, that excessive governmental secrecy and true democracy are incompatible. If the people of a country have no idea what their government is doing, they cannot possibly have the influence on decisions that the word “democracy” implies.

May 20 08:45

The Amtrak disaster and America’s crumbling infrastructure

Tuesday’s derailment of an Amtrak train on America’s busiest rail route has exposed before the whole world the crumbling state of infrastructure in the United States.

Eight people were killed, over two hundred injured and rail traffic snarled for a week for the simple reason that the publicly funded Amtrak commuter railway had not implemented a basic automated train control system.

May 20 08:37

Detroit residents speak on the resumption of water shutoffs

On Monday, the city of Detroit began a new round of mass water shutoffs, threatening to stop water service for as many as ten percent of the city’s households. In this video, residents speak out against the shutoffs and discuss the connection between the attack on working-class living standards and the militarization of society.

May 20 08:37

Israel’s New Justice Minister Expressed Hatred Against All Palestinians

A few days ago, on May 14th, Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in the law, took office as the new Minister of Justice in Israel, after having been appointed to this high post by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 6th.

May 20 08:35

Swiss bank UBS settles US legal cases for $545 million

Swiss bank UBS says it is pleading guilty to wire fraud and is paying $545 million to settle U.S. cases of market manipulation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And nobody goes to jail!

May 20 08:34

Job Losses & Stores Closing Keeps Increasing

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

May 20 08:33

Barclays slammed with £1.53BN fine for rigging foreign exchange rates as global banks face £3.6BN bill

Five of the world's largest banks have been hit with fines worth £3.6billion for rigging foreign currency rates.

Barclays alone will have to fork out £1.53billion for colluding to manipulate rates at its business in London.

JP Morgan, Citigroup, Barclays and RBS have also agreed to plead guilty to US criminal charges over their involvement in the latest scandal to engulf the industry.

The fifth, UBS, will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates.

May 20 08:32

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Gary Webb? He wrote a book exposing the CIA link to the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head ... twice!

May 20 08:26

Government witch hunt to eliminate Monsanto critics

By Jon Rappoport

US Dept. of Agriculture scientists under the gun; explosive details...

Wonder how a federal agency as large as the USDA can keep claiming pesticides like Roundup are safe? Wonder how the truth can be kept from leaking out? Wonder how this agency, tasked with protecting the public from unsafe food, can turn fake science into “real science” like clockwork? Wonder how, in Hawaii, Monsanto and Dow can defend their toxic, open-air, pesticide experiments as “approved by the USDA?”

Government scientists who believe in exposing the truth are being targeted...

May 20 08:25

Arctic Sea Ice Continues To Track 2005/2006

May 20 08:24

Israel to 'anti-vaxxers': No vaccination, no child support.

Rights groups say ‘draconian’ conditioning of welfare benefits on vaccines is discriminatory as Haredim, Bedouin have most to lose from proposed penalty

May 20 08:22

Substance Abuse and the Impact on the Family System

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) one in every three people will develop a clinically significant alcohol problem at some point in their lives, and one out of eight people will become dependent on alcohol. Given these statistics, it is important to consider the significant impact substance abuse has on the individuals within a family system and the family system as a whole.

May 20 08:21

Maybe It's Time To Just Cuss Them Out (Really Fed-Up Driver unleases tirade at Rogue DHS agemt)

What do you do with a lawless, criminal rogue government with no chance of reform? Maybe it boils down to just cussing them out.
U.S. v Martinez-Fuerte states: "We have held that checkpoint searches are constitutional only if justified by consent or probable cause to search... And our holding today is limited to the type of stops described in this opinion. Any further detention... must be based on consent or probable cause."
Despite this, rogue Department of Homeland Security agents continue to ignore the law, the Constitution, and U.S. Supreme Court rulings. In a recorded exchange at the notorious Laredo, TX warrantless checkpoint yesterday, this prompted a fed-up driver to unleash a profanity-laced tirade against the obnoxious agent, demanding the officer's supervisor. Two supervisors came rushing up, one recording the scene with a video camera attached to an extension pole.

May 20 08:21

Obama set to speed arms, training to Iraq tribes after rout

US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from the Islamic State group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that we are not seeing an outright invasion today after yesterday's constant "We must go back into Iraq" propaganda from ABCNNBBCBSFOX I would speculate that the overnight internal polls on a new Iraq war were a disaster!

May 20 08:21

US to Deploy Strategic Bombers in Australia as Chinese Concern Grows

The United States announced that it will deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers in Australia as China becomes increasingly concerned about US interference at its borders.
The United States will station B-1 strategic bombers in Australia, US Assistant Secretary of Defense David Shear told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

The move comes amid increasing Chinese concern over the United States' military activities in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, China's ambassador to Washington said that the US has "no right whatsoever to intervene in the legitimate activities conducted by China in the South China Sea."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this will UNDOUBTEDLY calm down tensions in the region!!

And folks, picking a fight with China means picking a fight with Russia.

but unfortunately, even though something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong thing for this government and its military to do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

May 20 08:19

Toyota Prius batteries being targeted by car thieves

Batteries are being stolen in 20 minutes, sold on Craigslist for around $1,000.

May 20 08:18

IRNA: Israel ordered to pay Iran $1.1 billion

Citing an “informed source” at Iran’s Presidential Center for Legal Affairs, IRNA said the ruling relates to the Israeli company’s sale of Iranian oil and withholding the money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Guess who Israel will get the money from!

May 20 08:17

Arizona to Kick Thousands of Poor Children, Families Off of State Services

Due to a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona has decided that best way to cut costs is to dramatically reduce money spent helping the poor.

The Republican-led legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest amount of time in the 50 US states, and low income Arizona families are now only eligible to receive help for a one-year lifetime maximum.

Most long-term recipients of state welfare suffer from disabilities — whether mental or physical — and most have low levels of education.
The cuts were made quietly, during a vote in the middle of the night in March, some claim to avoid transparency.

The Governor called these cuts essential in protecting taxpayers as well as education spending, even though the money for these programs come from the federal government.

As a result of the cuts, at least 1,600 families, including 2700 children, will lose their assistance on July 1, 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, the parents in these families have another year to figure out how to find work, but where are the jobs which are going to support them?!?

This economy is well into a recession, and the outcome doesn't look much better right now for next year. The country, as a whole, is broke; Arizona, is broke, because of unfunded Federal mandates, and a stream of illegal immigration.

But I have to sincerely question if this was the only way the state could have addressed this shortfall in revenue.

May 20 08:17

RUSSIA PROMISES RESPONSE TO US MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS IN UKRAINE

If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

May 20 08:17

What Can We Learn About The Past Silence on Child Abuse – Ask The Right Questions Now

…a survivor who had a photograph of his grade four class at St Alipius in the 1970s ...would tell the hearing, of the 33 boys pictured, 12 had committed suicide.

“There’s been over 40 confirmed suicides where suicide notes have been linked to the abuses...”

May 20 08:15

ANTI-NSA PRANKSTERS PLANTED TAPE RECORDERS ACROSS NEW YORK AND PUBLISHED YOUR CONVERSATIONS

“Eavesdropping on the population has revealed many saying ‘I’m not doing anything wrong so who cares if the NSA tracks what I say and do?’ Citizens don’t seem to mind this monitoring, so we’re hiding recorders in public places in hopes of gathering information to help win the war on terror,” reads a message on the project’s website. “We’ve started with NYC as a pilot program, but hope to roll the initiative out all across The Homeland.”

May 20 08:10

1,400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry, including politicians

Officer leading Operation Hydrant inquiry says out of 1,433 alleged offenders 76 were politicians, 43 were from music industry and 135 were from TV, film or radio

May 20 08:05

Where's All the (Fake) Money?

U.S. currency in circulation is now about $11,000 per U.S. household. It was only $7,000 per household in 2008. Years of QE seem to have enlarged the inventory of both electronic blips and paper currency.

"Where is all this currency?" asks Barron's. "The Fed can only tell you with certainty where it is not. It's 'outside' the U.S. Treasury or any of the Federal Reserve Banks, and outside the vaults of commercial banks and all other depository institutions. It must therefore be currency in circulation."

The Federal Reserve claims ignorance of this currency's precise location, and for once we can probably believe them. Few American households have their $11,000 share stuffed in the mattress. Most paper dollars are probably outside our borders.

May 20 08:02

David Brooks’ sickening Iraq apologia: How the New York Times hack just rewrote history

New York Times columnist David Brooks was once an enthusiastic backer of George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. He’d write columns for the Weekly Standard – the official journal of bankrupt neoconservative thought – glorifying Bush for his steely-eyed determination and tartly mocking the pansy liberals and other anti-war types who opposed Bush’s righteous exercise in nation-building and freedom-spreading. “History will allow clear judgments about which leaders and which institutions were up to the challenge posed by Saddam,” Brooks prophesied in the March 2003 column, “and which were not.”

May 20 08:00

HOLY HYPOCRISY

Have you heard about the Christian terrorist Robert Doggart, who was plotting a violent attack against a Muslim-American community in New York state? Probably not

May 20 07:58

Cleveland Community Relations' Peacekeeper Meetings are for "Hand-Picked" Individuals Only. Media Not Welcome

We had some secondhand inkling that the "counterintelligence" operations discussed at previous meetings —
They seemed a lot more like the province of "agents," frankly, and quite a bit closer to COINTELPRO rhetoric than we were comfortable with.

May 20 07:58

Pity the Poor Stormtroopers

It was the baby’s fault that he was nearly burned to death in his own crib.

Bou-Bou Phonesavanh was barely a year and a half old, just learning to walk, and unable to speak, but those limitations didn’t stop him from engaging in “deliberate, criminal conduct” that justified the 2:00 a.m. no-knock SWAT raid in which he was nearly killed.

May 20 07:58

Is Slow and Incremental Change is Preferable to a Violent Uprising?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may appear to some in the West to be a revolutionary keen on transforming Iran into a proto-Western ally.

May 20 07:55

CANCER CHARITIES BILKED DONORS FOR $187 MIL, SPENT IT ON LUXURY FOR CHARITY OPERATORS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently told donors their money would help cancer patients. Instead, money from the donations overwhelmingly went into the pockets of charity operators, their families and friends, and professional fundraisers.

According to the complaint filed by authorities, the charities “operated as personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation, with none of the financial and governance controls that any bona fide charity would have adopted.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you are going to contribute to any charity, please do the due diligence.

There are two feeding ministries, supported by my local Methodist church, and the local Catholic church, that Mike and I support, because we see precisely where the food and money goes. But these days, one cannot be too careful, when appearance and substance of where your charity money goes may well be two different things entirely.

May 20 07:55

The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq

During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq?

May 20 07:55

Lindsey Graham: Iraq Was Not A Mistake; Obama, Not Bush, To Blame For Current Mess In Iraq and Syria

In an interview on CNN Monday afternoon, soon-to-be presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham told Wolf Blitzer he believed the Iraq War was not a mistake. Graham also said President Obama is to blame for the current mess in Iraq and Syria, not former President George W. Bush.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We The People were told that the invasion of Iraq was about 9-11, Iraq's support for Al Qaeda, and because Iraq had nuclear weapons.

But ...

We have President Bush on video tape admitting Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. The claim that Iraq was supporting Al Qaeda came from a single discredited source, and as a secular government, Iraq was a target of Al Qaeda, which promoted theocratic rule. And finally, as we all know now, there were no nuclear weapons.

So by what delusional twisted sense of logic does Graham insist the Iraq war was not a mistake ... unless there was another reason for the war we are not being told, like Israel wanted it!

May 20 07:51

WHY ELITES LOVE DRONE

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new 'terrorists'. See, for example, 'The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create'. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/

However, this analysis completely fails to understand what is driving elite military policy, carried out by the United States elite and key elite allies within NATO and elsewhere. In brief: drone strikes work precisely because they provoke violent responses which help elites to 'justify' their perpetual war to secure control of the world's diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, water and strategic minerals while tightening control of domestic populations through expansion of the security and surveillance state.

May 20 07:50

House Bill Would Limit Taxpayer-Funded Benefits to Ex-Presidents

Last year, U.S. taxpayers paid $470,000 in pensions and benefits to former president Jimmy Carter, who left office in 1981.

George H.W. Bush received $837,000. He left office in 1989.

Bill Clinton received $950,000 in pensions and benefits, and George W. Bush got $1.3 million.

In all, U.S. taxpayers paid $3.5 million last year in pensions and benefits to the four living former presidents.

All four former presidents are millionaires, so why do they continue to receive such astronomical benefits - at the expense of taxpayers (many of whom are struggling to survive)?

May 20 07:48

EVEN MORE ADMITTED FALSE FLAG TERROR INCIDENTS COME TO LIGHT

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

Every time we look, we find new admissions of false flag terror attacks.In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in writing, or through photographs or videos:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments consistently lie to their people about realities on the ground, in order to further their geopolitical agendas, no matter how much pain and suffering those agendas will create.

I therefore cannot believe ANYTHING the US government says, ever again; should President Obama knock on my door here in Hawaii, and tell me the sun was shining, I would be morally obligated to walk outside and see for myself.

May 20 07:47

Tennessee's New Abortion Law Criticized as 'Tool to Shame and Disgrace Women'

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a new measure into law on Monday that forces women seeking abortions to wait 48 hours after a mandated in-person "counseling" session with a doctor in order to undergo the procedure.

May 20 07:46

Abracadabra! Britain’s political elite has fooled us all again

Since the crash, British politics has been one epic act of misdirection. Lay off those bankers who shoved the country into penury! Just focus on stripping disabled people of their benefits. Never mind the millionaire bosses squeezing your pay! Spit instead at the minimum-wage migrant cleaners apparently making us poorer. So ingrained is the ritual that when a minister strides into view urging the need for “a grown-up debate”, we brace ourselves for another round of Blame the Victim. The only question is who gets sacrificed next: some ethnic minority, this family on low pay, that middle-aged dad who can’t get a job.

Here is how political misdirection works in real time.’

May 20 07:44

A second referendum may be the price David Cameron pays for playing England against Scotland during his election campaign

As ye sow, so shall ye reap. In the case of David Cameron and Scotland, the Prime Minister has spent the past few months sowing the seeds of discord between England and Scotland; he is now going to reap a whirlwind of revivified Scottish nationalism. On his visit to Edinburgh, Mr Cameron will glimpse the first straws in the wind. Nicola Sturgeon, as the whole UK has come to see in recent weeks, is more than a match for the Prime Minister and, while the proceedings will be no doubt polite, Mr Cameron will be left in no doubt as to the scale and strength of Scotland’s ambitions.

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May 20 07:44

I’VE READ OBAMA’S SECRET TRADE DEAL. ELIZABETH WARREN IS RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED

You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you.

I can tell you that Elizabeth Warren is right about her criticism of the trade deal. We should be very concerned about what’s hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From what I have been able to gather, should this be passed, corporations will have complete control over all aspects of American life, superseding American Law, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights, and We the People will be utterly helpless to change that.

At the point of this legislation's passage, corporations will officially own the government of the United States of America, which they already covertly do; but when this passes, it will be an in-your-face, "Shut up and don't try to change this" attitude which will bring this country into a period of absolute Medieval serfdom.

May 20 07:38

Hillary Clinton says her Iraq war vote was a 'mistake'

After days of Republican presidential candidates wrestling with questions on the Iraq war, Hillary Clinton weighed in Tuesday, telling reporters that her vote in favor of the war in 2002 was a “mistake.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We don't need another President who makes such huge mistakes! 4400 dead Americans, half a million Iraqis, and countless more crippled for life.

May 20 07:37

The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash

Hillary Clinton has launched her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a flurry of populist demagogy, claiming to fight for the interests of “ordinary Americans.” But financial disclosure forms filed May 15 with federal election officials show that the Clinton family is anything but ordinary.

May 20 07:37

TEXAS PROHIBITS LOCAL FRACKING BANS

Last year, a city in North Texas banned fracking. State lawmakers want to make sure that never happens again.

This is all part of a broader legislative and judicial effort, backed by the oil industry, to limit local governments’ ability to regulate drilling. Backers say that both the Oklahoma and Texas bills were proposed in response to a voter-approved ban on fracking in Denton, Texas, in November.?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why fracking should ONLY HAPPEN under the ground where Texas state legislators live!!

May 20 07:36

Ebola new case numbers edge up

May 20 07:35

The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

For a decade and half, the spoiler factor has been a third rail of progressive politics.

Some of those who have raised the issue are genuinely concerned with the prospect of a third party candidate enabling a far right victory.

May 20 07:35

The U.S. is at last facing the neocon captivity

The best thing about this political moment in the U.S. (if not for the good people of Iraq) is that the rise of ISIS and the Republican candidates’ embrace of the Iraq war is posing that deep and permanent question to the American public, Why did we invade Iraq?

Last night Chris Matthews asked that question again and David Corn said it was about the neoconservative desire to protect Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wars are never fought for just one reason. The US was opposed to Iraq's selling their oil for the Euro. But there is no question that Israel wanted to smash a regional power that threatened their dominance, and absent that support and the copious amounts of fake evidence about Saddam's nuclear weapons, the US might have sought a peaceful resolution to the economic problems.

May 20 07:31

Propaganda Terms in the Media and What They Mean - Noam Chomsky

May 20 07:28

Lindsey Graham: "I’ll Drone You for Your Thoughts"

10 Ridiculous Quotes by Lindsey Graham -

May 20 07:26

Canada Has Their Own Ugly Version of America's "Stop and Frisk"

"Carding," however, is an ominous word in Canada because it's their word for "stop and frisk" which is regarded as controversial. It's conducted differently there (see below).

The efforts to unite and stop police brutality and press for accountability have been fragmented by blurring the actions and highlighting them as racism. However, when it comes to carding, race does play a role because it includes profiling the next victim of harassment, just as in stop and frisk.

Toronto's new and first black police chief is finding it a little difficult to explain to the entire community why carding and profiling are "necessary."

May 20 07:25

The Nation magazine’s shameful history of aiding ethnic cleansing in Palestine

In 2005, Palestinian civil society implored people of conscience around the world to stand up for justice by honoring its call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. A decade later certain segments of the US left are still debating whether this Palestinian request for solidarity is a worthy enough cause.

The Nation magazine, a bastion of progressive journalism, has been at the forefront of indecision on this issue, regularly hosting debates on whether the indigenous non-Jewish inhabitants of historic Palestine merit equal rights in their native land.

May 20 07:24

In photos: Red carpet film festival asserts Gaza’s pride and talent

A grand red carpet ran between rows of destroyed apartment blocks and houses in the Gaza City district of Shujaiya last week, temporarily transforming one of the areas most devastated during Israel’s 51 days of bombing last summer. Dozens of men, women and children were massacred in Shujaiya on 20 July 2014.

The red carpet occasion was the Karama Human Rights Film Festival, produced by the Gaza-based production company Lama Film.

May 20 07:22

ICC co-founder Cherif Bassiouni under fire for violating Israel boycott

A key figure in the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is facing harsh criticism from Palestinians over planned lectures at Israeli universities this month in violation of the growing international boycott.

The noted Egyptian-American jurist Cherif Bassiouni is scheduled to speak on Thursday at Tel Aviv University on “The role of the ICC as justice mechanism: Does it enhance the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace?”

He is also scheduled to speak on 25 May at Hebrew University, which has also faced persistent criticism for its complicity in the Israeli occupation.

May 20 07:19

False claims of anti-Semitism climb on US campuses: New report

Sixty false allegations of anti-Semitism have been recorded against students or faculty in the US since January “based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy,” according to a study by lawyers.

Attorneys with Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) published a report on Monday documenting 84 incidents of repression on college campuses across the US from 1 January to 30 April in which Palestine solidarity activists and professors were targeted or smeared because of their criticism of Israel.

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May 20 07:18

Israel suspends plan to segregate Israelis, Palestinians on West Bank buses following criticism

Lawmakers across political spectrum blasted program, with some cautioning impact on Israel's image and others branding it as 'apartheid.' President Rivlin: Separation would have been 'unthinkable.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone thought it was a good idea!

May 20 07:16

Only one in four workers worldwide has a stable job

Only one quarter of the world’s working population holds a permanent and stable job, according to a new report published by the International Labor Organization (ILO) Tuesday.

Even as the number of unemployed people worldwide remains significantly higher than before the 2008 crisis, the few jobs that have been created in recent years have been disproportionately part-time, contingent and low-wage.

May 20 07:15

Washington, Jerusalem discussing massive compensation for Iranian nuclear deal

The United States and Israel have begun preliminary, unofficial contacts regarding special American military aid for Israel due to developments in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof that the US Government is a puppet regime for Israel! The US and Iran are working on a deal and the US must buy Israel's permission (with YOUR money) to proceed!

May 20 07:14

Major Lawsuit Targets Monsanto for Selling Cancer-Linked Herbicide

The deliberate falsification to conceal the fact that glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals.

May 20 07:13

A GALLERY OF FAKE DEAD BIN LADENS

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BUMP TO THE TOP

In response to the Sidney Hersh article, renewed examination of the attack on the house in Abbottabad has caused even more people to question of that really was Osama Bin Laden who was killed and dumped into the ocean. Hint: It wasn't! So today, four years after the fact, the White House is releasing what they claim are documents seized in the house regarding Osama's plans to commit more horrible acts of terror! Really. Honest. No fooling. "We wouldn't lie; we're the White House!"

But they did lie. These faked photos prove there was a deception to convince people that Obama got Osama.


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May 20 07:10

The Bin Laden Raid Was A Work Of Fiction,

And Barack Obama Should Immediately Resign

May 20 07:07

Americans Don’t Trust the Government - Everyone Hates NSA Spying

A poll released today shows that Americans across the political spectrum hate the Patriot Act and NSA spying.

The bipartisan polling team – made up of Global Strategy Group and G Public Strategies – found (edited for readability).

May 20 07:05

European Central Bank to speed up debt purchases

The European Central Bank (ECB) will accelerate asset purchases under its €1.1 trillion quantitative easing program, in a clear sign of growing nervousness in financial circles over the turbulence that has hit global bond markets over the past month.

May 20 07:00

New York Times Coverage Follows Narrative of Israeli State Power

The New York Times ran two very different stories recently related to Israel. An analysis of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement titled “Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities,” portrays the nonviolent campaign to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law as a cause of tensions between ethnic groups. Several days later, the Gray Lady printed “Israel Says Hezbollah Positions Put Lebanese at Risk,” uncritically repeating Israeli propaganda justifying a future violent, illegal invasion that would likely kill thousands of civilians.

May 20 06:59

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, in their causes and their solutions.

May 20 05:38

Australia has Highest Minimum Wage

Australia’s minimum wage workers — aged 21 and over — make 15.96 Australian dollars per hour. After tax and other deductions, that’s equivalent to $9.54, once the difference in the cost of living is taken into account.

May 20 04:36

Documents: Obama and Hillary Clinton knew that Benghazi was an al-Qaeda terror attack from the beginning, lied and covered it up

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch recently released over 100 pages of previously secret documents that confirm that the Obama Administration and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew or should have known that the Benghazi terror attack was carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists rather than a spontaneous protest against a video depicting the Prophet Muhammad as was claimed by officials after the attack.

May 20 04:12

?Beemageddon: White House reveals national strategy to tackle honeybee decline

The dwindling number of honeybees in the US has been a constant worry for farmers in recent years – and now the White House is buzzing into action. On Tuesday, the Obama administration unveiled a new strategy aimed at protecting honeybees’ habitat.

May 19, 2015

May 19 23:35

Quick update on Syria and Yemen the vanguard

May 19 23:15

#BreakingNews Palestinians banned from using same West Bank buses as Israelis

West Bank Palestinians who commute to Israel will be banned from using the same buses home as Israelis

May 19 18:12

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency leaked propaganda material to the producers of 'Zero Dark Thirty' to build a positive spin on torture programmes

A PBS DOCUMENTARY SHOWS THAT CIA BACKED THE FILM TO HELP REWRITE THE NARRATIVE ON TORTURE

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) leaked propaganda material to the team of Zero Dark Thirty to build a positive spin on how its brutal torture programmes yielded intelligence used to find and kill Osama bin Laden, according to evidence shown in a documentary film this week.

May 19 18:11

4 major cancer charities a sham: only donate 3% of 187 million to victims - all owned by one family

In a rare joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.

May 19 17:41

New York Post Reports – ABC Signed a $105 Million Contract with George Stephanopoulos Last Year

If the New York Post report is true, ABC News made a monumental financial blunder last year when it signed a $105 million contract to keep George Stephanopoulos as the face of its “news” network.

As I outlined in last week’s post, First Brian Williams, Now George Stephanopoulos Has Lost All Credibility in Latest Mainstream Media Scandal, due to his undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Stephanopoulos is now unable to report with any credibility on Hillary Clinton. If he isn’t capable of reporting on Hillary, then he isn’t able of reporting on any aspect of the 2016 Presidential election. So why would he be worth five dollars, let alone $105 million?

May 19 17:39

Many of the NSA’s Loudest Defenders Have Financial Ties to NSA Contractors

As one example of the opaque link between NSA money and punditry, take the words of Stewart Baker, who was general counsel to the NSA from 1992 through 1994. During a Senate committee hearing last summer on one of the reform bills now before Congress, the USA FREEDOM Act, which would partially limit mass surveillance of telephone metadata, Baker essentially said the bill would aid terrorists.

“First, I do not believe we should end the bulk collection program,” he told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “It will put us at risk. It will, as Senator King strongly suggested, slow our responses to serious terrorist incidents. And it is a leap into the dark with respect to this data.”

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