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June 22, 2015

Jun 22 22:18

U.S. Government Uses Fake Companies to Spy on the Public

Jun 22 21:55

NYT’s Orwellian View of Ukraine

In the up-is-down Orwellian world that is now The New York Times’ editorial page, there was no coup in Ukraine in 2014, no U.S.-driven “regime change,” no provocation on Russia’s border, just Moscow’s aggression — a sign of how propaganda has taken over mainstream U.S. media.

In George Orwell’s 1984, the leaders of Oceania presented “Two Minutes Hate” in which the image of an enemy was put on display and loyal Oceanianians expressed their rage, all the better to prepare them for the country’s endless wars and their own surrender of freedom. And, now, in America, you have The New York Times.

Jun 22 21:50

As Pressure Mounts, Europeans Rally in Streets for Greek Dignity

According to reports, protesters carried banners that read slogans such as, "Our lives do not belong to creditors," and "If Greece were a bank it would have been saved."


Jun 22 21:42

Palestinian member of Knesset to join third Gaza flotilla

An announcement by a Palestinian member of Israel's Knesset that he plans to join a flotilla seeking to break Israel's blockade on Gaza caused outrage Monday among the country's political class.

Jun 22 21:28

Germany arrests Al Jazeera journalist on warrant issued by Egyptian junta

In an unprecedented move, the German government on Saturday detained senior Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the bloody regime of Egyptian military strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Jun 22 20:28

For The First Time Ever, Total ECB Claims On Greek Banks Surpass Total Greek Deposits

Net of the latest ELA increase, when adding some €38 billion in collateralized EFSF bonds and other collateral usage, we find that we have not only reached parity but crossed it: as of this moment Greek deposits, which are generously estimated at €120 billion but in reality are lower, are less than the total ECB claims on Greek banks and the Bank of Greece, amounting to €126 billion. And with that the possibility of a Greek bail-in which could amount to up to 100% of total Greek deposits, becomes all too real.

Jun 22 19:44

Sperm count: Fertility in men on the decline due to everyday plastics say scientists

Men are suffering a sharp decline in fertility because of the prevalence of every-day plastics, say scientists.

And Niels Jørgensen, associate professor at Rigshospital, Copenhagen, has told the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's conference in Lisbon that only one in four men have "good" sperm.

According to The Times, phthalates, chemicals that are found in shower curtains, car dashboards and cleaning materials, "can be breathed in, consumed or absorbed through the skin of pregnant women, inhibiting testosterone production in male foetuses, leading to sons with low sperm counts".

Jørgensen said that society should be "very worried" by these studies, and advised women to try to avoid cosmetics.

Jun 22 19:34

Feds Detain At Least One Border Crosser…James O’Keefe!

Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents Monday while returning through an airport to U.S. soil. Why? Because he once filmed a video in which he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without going through customs. And customs agents told him he will be detained every single time he enters the country from overseas henceforth.

Jun 22 19:32

Jurassic World Called "Racist" Over Dinosaur Name

Some viewers of Jurassic World are taking offense to the film, calling one of the lines in the movie "racist." Specifically, the abbreviation of the dinosaur Pachycephalosaurus.

During the course of the film, the Pachycephalosaurus escape from their enclosures, leading one character to shout, "The Pachys are out of containment!" This has led news outlets and Twitter users to call the film "racist."

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This is either very silly or a PR stunt by Spielberg to get people to see the movie.

Jun 22 19:30

Greece Capitulates: Tsipras Crosses "Red Line", Will Accept Bailout Extension

On the Greek side of the table, Tsipras must convince Syriza party hardliners that concessions are preferable to Grexit and the economic malaise that would come with redenomination. For some on the Left Platform, compromising the party’s electoral mandate is simply not an option and it’s these lawmakers (who just two weeks ago voted to leave the euro and default) that Tsipras will need to sway or else attempt to push an unpopular agreement through parliament a gambit which implicitly assumes that the ensuing political upheaval and voter backlash is preferable to economic collapse. The problem with the latter approach is that it effectively means the troika will have succeeded in using financial leverage to subvert the democratic process, an eventuality that die hard Syriza hardliners are in no mood to suffer.


Jun 22 19:29

House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced In This Country’

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that America is dealing with “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country.”

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the threat is coming from the radicalization of young people and foreign fighters heading to Iraq and Syria to join terror groups.

“They’re very good at communicating through separate avenues where it’s very difficult to track,” Nunes said. “That’s why when you get a young person who is willing to get into these chat rooms, go on the Internet and get radicalized, it’s something we are not only unprepared [for], we are also not used to it in this country.”

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"Bad internet. BAD Internet!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 22 18:45

US criminal economics: TPP secret treaty = ‘constitutional republic,’ debt = ‘money’, 500 million+ dead from poverty = ‘necessary.’ Had enough to demand arrests?

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hat tip: Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog

“Psychopaths are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy with others, although they often have disarming or even charming personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative and can easily gain people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people... When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan out every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. Unlike their sociopathic counterparts, psychopathic criminals are cool, calm, and meticulous.” - Psychology Today

Jun 22 18:32

'One of our coldest days in history' - New Zealand shivers as mercury plummets

Temperatures approached record lows today as the country shivers in freezing conditions.

The temperature at Pukaki - west of Timaru and south of Aoraki/Mount Cook - hit -20 degree Celsius this morning, 5.6 degrees off the record low set in Ranfurly in 1903.

The MetService said Omarama went as low as -16.7 degrees and Tekapo -13 degrees.

"It's down there New Zealand, one of our coldest days in history," Breakfast weather presenter Sam Wallace says.

Jun 22 18:31

US not cured of racism, it’s in our DNA: Obama says citing slavery legac

President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case.
In an interview, Obama weighed in on the debate over race and guns that has erupted after the arrest of a white man for the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina.


Jun 22 18:26

Summers Getting Shorter In Fort Collins

Summers are getting shorter here in Fort Collins, with the last spring snow coming later, and the first autumn snow coming earlier than it did in the early 20th century. The snow-free season is almost a month shorter now than it was in 1900.

Jun 22 18:24

Frequency Of Early Season Hot Weather Plummeting In The US

Climate experts claim that hot days in the US are becoming more common due to increased CO2, but the data shows the exact opposite. Through June 15, hot days peaked in 1911 – and were much more common prior to 1960.

Jun 22 18:20

Australia passes controversial anti-piracy web censorship law

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 allows companies to go to a Federal Court judge to get overseas sites blocked if their "primary purpose" is facilitating copyright infringement.

Dr Matthew Rimmer, an associate professor at the Australian National University College of Law, points out that there is a lack of definitions within the bill: "What is 'primary purpose'? There's no definition. What is 'facilitation'? Again, there's no definition." That's dangerous, he believes, because it could lead to "collateral damage," whereby sites that don't intend to hosting infringing material are blocked because a court might rule they were covered anyway. Moreover, Rimmer told The Sydney Morning Herald that controversial material of the kind released by WikiLeaks is often under copyright, which means that the new law could be used to censor information that was embarrassing, but in the public interest.

Jun 22 18:16

Major internet providers slowing traffic speeds for thousands across US

Major internet providers, including AT&T, Time Warner and Verizon, are slowing data from popular websites to thousands of US businesses and residential customers in dozens of cities across the country, according to a study released on Monday.

The study, conducted by internet activists BattlefortheNet, looked at the results from 300,000 internet users and found significant degradations on the networks of the five largest internet service providers (ISPs), representing 75% of all wireline households across the US.

The findings come weeks after the Federal Communications Commission introduced new rules meant to protect “net neutrality” – the principle that all data is equal online – and keep ISPs from holding traffic speeds for ransom.


Jun 22 16:52

Birds hit hard by cold spring weather say gamekeepers

Around the UK gamekeepers are reporting failed egg clutches and delayed hatching as a result of the unseasonably wet and cold weather this spring
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With the Met Office reporting a cooler than average May (-0.8°C) and a 157 per cent average rainfall across the UK that month, many birds were left feeling the chill.

Lindsay Waddell, headkeeper at the Raby estate, and Shooting Times contributor, described spring conditions in Teesdale as “bitterly cold with snow on high ground”

Jun 22 16:29

Poultry Sales BANNED in NC from Aug. 15- Jan. 15 because of "BIRD FLU"


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Jun 22 16:20

Massacre Pay Scale: Charleston $29 Million...Sandy Hook $7.1 Million... Boston Marathon Bombings $8.3 Million.... Aurora Theater $2.9 million

Something just isn’t quite in balance here…

Charleston $29 Million, 9 dies...

Aurora Theater $2.9 million, 12 dies...

Jun 22 16:10

WINK News Investigates: Unsanitary conditions at Tampa VA hospital

A hospital infested with roaches and rats is the latest in a series of problems for Veterans Affairs.

An email reveals dead rats and roaches turned up at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

The VA is claiming to address the problem, but the father of a local veteran who has a history with the hospital, is not expecting much to change.

Jun 22 16:09

Why Everything You Think You Know about Jesus is Wrong

Jun 22 15:59

Drone Pilots Are Exhausted and Suffering From PTSD

On Tuesday, The New York Times published the latest look at drone pilots. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operators are suffering such a high rate of exhaustion and stress that the US Air Force has been forced to cut drone missions down from a high of about 65 a week. They also currently have about 500 fewer pilots than they need.


Jun 22 15:45

Barack Obama, Joe Biden will attend Charleston funeral

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral services for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, according to the White House.

Obama will deliver the eulogy, an official confirmed to The Post and Courier.

Jun 22 15:32

US denies Obama invited Netanyahu to Washington

The White House has denied a report by an Israeli newspaper that US President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting in Washington next month.


Jun 22 15:29

General Mills To Eliminate Artificial Colors and Flavors From All Cereals

...General Mills' groundbreaking announcement that they are voluntarily removing harmful food dyes and artificial flavors from their entire cereal line - even Trix and Lucky Charms.

Jun 22 15:24

Russia and Tunisia stand for solving crises in Syria and Yemen via national dialogue

Moscow and Tunisia stand for solving crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen via national dialogue, without outside pressure, Russian Foreign Minister and visiting Secretary General of the Nidaa Tounes party Mohsen Marzouk said after a meeting on Monday. Marzouk handed over to Lavrov a written message of Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jun 22 15:14

Putin stresses need to stop Kiev's bombing of east Ukraine talking with Hollande, Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized the necessity of immediate cessation of Kiev’s bombardment of Donbas communities in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.
"The Russian side once again stressed the necessity of immediate cessation of Ukrainian troops’ shelling populated localities in Donbas, of invigorating the process of political settlement, solving issues of the constitutional reform and socio-economic revival of south-eastern regions," the press service said.

Jun 22 15:04

Cynically: the Day of Memory and Grief The EU extended sanctions against Russia

Google Translate: Well aware of the significance of the date of June 22 for Russia, the European Union formally extended sanctions against the country for another six months. Amendments approved the Foreign Minister of EU member states. However, Moscow has made it clear that Europe will respond in kind. Although Europe and so, in fact, imposes sanctions against itself.

Sanctions against Russia extended until 31 January 2016 to the applause of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and without any discussion. Moscow, it seems, is not very surprising.

Jun 22 14:41

Battle for Oceania

The reason behind the 2015 scandal was related to the collection of intelligence data by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service for the USA which increased competition between the great powers of the world to gain control over this region of strategic importance. This situation benefits Russia directly.
Recent revelations of the American defector E. Snowden regarding New Zealand's espionage in US interests have caused widespread uproar, with increased tensions in relations between this country and other states of the region during the spring of 2015.

Jun 22 14:36

Russia Is Back in Vietnam in Greater Force than Ever

Russia-Vietnam ties that seemed to be cooling after the end of the Cold War are warming up all over again. More than 20 years after Moscow abandoned its largest foreign base, Russian military aircraft are once again welcoming visitors at Cam Ranh Bay.
The renewed Russian presence in Vietnam has predictably set the alarm bells ringing in the Pentagon, with the commander of the US Army in the Pacific confirming that Russian strategic bombers circling the massive American military base in Guam are being refuelled at Cam Ranh Bay.

Jun 22 14:30

Member of Kiev's Top Brass Defects to Rebels, Predicts More Like Him

“I am going to work for the good of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Kolomiyets (not to be confused with oligarch Igor Kolomoysky) announced.
he defector says he took his family out of the Ukrainian capital, fearing repercussions from officials.
He also claims a lot of people in the Ukrainian military want to switch to the self-proclaimed republics’ side, including officers. According to Kolomiyets, hundreds have already abandoned Kiev.
“Look at who is actually fighting. Only the volunteers from nationalist squads,” the defector said at the news conference.
There is growing dissatisfaction with the commanders, Kolomiyets said. “Soon, there is going to be unrest within the military. They do not understand the orders they are given, to kill civilians. We are going to see that by autumn, everything will change.”

Jun 22 14:26

100,000 March in London - Media Covers It Up

There’s going to be a protest march in London today. You might not hear about it on the news, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
This is the strange thing about the modern MSM, they seem to have collectively signed up to the Karl Rove doctrine. The Republican political strategist, and possible candidate for most evil man in the world, once famously told journalist Ron Suskind: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

Jun 22 14:18

Going on holiday to Greece? Tourists warned to take enough money in case cash machines are switched off in euro crisis

Crisis plans to help British holidaymakers were being drawn up last night as Greece lurched closer to bankruptcy and exit from the eurozone.

As the Government held talks on how Britons will be assisted if they become stranded, tourists were advised to take enough euro notes to cover emergencies in case Greek banks switch off cash machines.

It came as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defiantly refused to implement austerity measures needed to unlock emergency funds to avoid a debt default.

Jun 22 14:18

Pentagon Chief says Ukraine Issue Demands Political & Military Response

Arriving in Berlin on Sunday, Carter said that the cooling of relations between Washington, Europe and Moscow could last until the end of Vladimir Putin’s presidency. That’s because Russia is unlikely to change its current political course while Putin remains the country’s leader, Carter said. As such, both the U.S. and NATO are preparing for a long period of tension. Carter also criticized recent comments by President Putin that Russia would target its military forces against any “threats” it faces, saying that such behavior is ‘inappropriate’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Putin refuses to run Russia the way the western money-junkies want it run.

Jun 22 14:17

Turkey grants permission for engineering survey on off-shore part of Turkish Stream

Turkey has granted permission to conduct an engineering survey on the off-shore part of Turkish Stream pipeline, Russia’s gas giant Gazprom said in a statement on Monday.
The document envisages engineering survey on the first line of the pipeline in the exclusive economic zone and also in territorial waters of Turkey.
The off-shore stretch of the Turkish pipeline will consist of four lines each with the capacity of 15.75 bln cubic meters.
It is planned that gas supplies via the first line will be fully used to meet the needs of the growing Turkish market.

Jun 22 14:12

Russia does not want to get into Ukraine civil conflict — top security official

Russia does not want to get into the civil conflict in Ukraine but can’t hinder an inflow of Russians to east Ukrainian militia, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.
"We are ready to render and are rendering support to Ukrainian refugees - who by the way are not accepted in the European Union or the United States - but it is not expedient to get involved in the civil conflict," Patrushev said in an interview with the Kommersant business daily published Monday.

Jun 22 14:12

Surprise, surprise, US and NATO falsifying 'threat from Russia'

The United States and its NATO allies are exaggerating the so-called threat from Russia to justify surrounding and destabilizing the country as well as increasing US arms exports to the region, an anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says.

Jun 22 14:10

US concerned over Greece-Russia friendship — media

The United States is worried about the strengthening of Greece’s ties with Russia and that is why Washington is secretly convincing Germany and its partners in the European Union to agree to compromise in the talks on the settlement of Athens’ debt, The Financial Times reported.
"As Washington tries to maintain a united western front in support of sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, a Greek default could provide Moscow an opportunity to sow new divisions among America’s European allies," the influential British newspaper wrote Sunday.
"You can easily see how geopolitically this would be a gift to Russia," FT quoted Sebastian Mallaby at the Council on Foreign Relations as saying. "You do not want Europe to have to deal with a Greece that is a member of NATO but which all of a sudden hates the west and is cosying up to Russia."

Jun 22 14:09

Taliban militants capture region in northern Afghanistan

Taliban militants have captured Dashte Barchi region in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz Province for the second time in the last few days, the region’s Governor Nasiruddin Saidi confirmed on Monday.
Saidi notified the central government about the complicated situation in the Kunduz Province. According to Tolo News, last Saturday Taliban militants captured another region in the province - Char Dara, killing 12 servicemen and injuring 16 more. Afghanistan’s security forces launched a counter-terrorist operation to regain control of the territory and oust militants from the region.

Jun 22 13:48

Community Organizer to Black Youth: Avoid Forgiveness, Do Not ‘Police Your Rage’

In the wake of the gruesome massacre of nine black churchgoers by an angry racist white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, comes an article that encourages black youth to be angry, racist, uninformed, unforgiving, intentionally opaque, and to explicitly exclude and ignore “white folks” in a direct call for unrest and anarchy.

Jun 22 13:43

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT PART 2? NEW BILL INTRODUCED SPELLS BAD NEWS FOR GMO ACTIVISTS

A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the US. This rendered the government powerless when it came to stopping other biotechnology corporations from planting and harvesting. The measure shields sellers of genetically modified seeds from lawsuits, even if the resulting crops cause harm. As a result, the public labelled this bill “The Monsanto Protection Act.”

Jun 22 13:17

Spy Agency’s Secret Plans to Foster Online "Conformity" and "Obedience" Exposed

With never-before-seen documents accompanied by new reporting on Monday, The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman are offering a more in-depth look than ever into how a secretive unit of the UK's GCHQ surveillance agency used a host of psychological methods and online subterfuge in order to manipulate the behavior of individuals and groups through the internet and other digital forms of communication.

Jun 22 13:12

‘40% of UK university students say courses worthless’

In Britain, as many as four in 10 university students, who have paid an increased tuition fee, believe their courses were not worth the money they had to pay for.

Jun 22 13:02

Ukrainians testify to a life of poverty and violence under US-backed government

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the election of oligarch Petro Poroshenko to the presidency of Ukraine. The Poroshenko regime came to power in the aftermath of a US- and German-backed coup, spearheaded by fascist forces, which ousted President Victor Yanukovych in February 2014. Since coming to power, the right-wing government has waged a brutal military campaign against pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Donbass region, implemented brutal austerity measures and banned the public display of Communist symbols.

Jun 22 12:36

UN Court Seeks Prison Term for Journalist

The United Nations “Special Tribunal for Lebanon” (STL) was ostensibly set up to find and bring to justice the killers of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was murdered a decade ago along with more than 20 others in a massive bomb explosion. But rather than fulfilling its mandate after squandering some $500 million tax dollars, the UN court is seeking to put journalist Karma Khayat (shown) in prison for seven years — not for killing the late Lebanese leader, but for her groundbreaking reporting on the case that exposed the court’s stunning incompetence. The Hague-based UN outfit is also demanding that Khayat’s media outlet, Beirut-based TV news station Al-Jadeed, hand over up to $7 million in “fines.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was the assassination of Hariri, blamed on Syria, that forced Syria to leave Lebanon, leaving it wide open for the subsequent attack by Israel.

Jun 22 12:31

Marines looking to deploy on foreign ships because the U.S. doesn’t have enough

Anyone who thinks Barack Obama never saw a dollar he didn’t want to spend . . . OK, that’s probably true, but there are some reasons for spending a dollar for which he doesn’t have much use. And as we all know, the military is at the top of that list. Every dollar spent on the Armed Forces is a dollar Obama can’t spend regulating industry, having the IRS harass his political opponents or illegally subsidizing health care premiums.

So why build enough ships for the Marines to fulfill their responsibilities. President Leading From Behind doesn’t want the U.S. to be a global leader anyway, and hey, there’s always foreign ships! Maybe they can hitch a ride on them. Now this is the point where you probably think I’m slipping into the absurd to get your attention.

Jun 22 12:29

Whoops! Nobody verified Clinton Foundation a legal charity

Along with filing financial reports filled with errors and misstatements, “Big Four” accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers neglected to verify whether the Clinton Foundation obtained tax-exempt status for its various sub-entities, including its AIDS charity, contends respected Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel.

As WND has reported, Ortel’s six-month investigation indicates the Clintons have diverted tens millions of dollars donated for charitable purposes to the personal enrichment of themselves and their close associates.

He says PWC neglected to exercise due diligence in fulfilling its professional responsibilities in conducting even the most basic inquiries required of an honest audit.

Jun 22 12:20

Trigger Warning: AP Photo Shows Gun Pointed at Ted Cruz’s Head

A series of Associated Press photos from a 2nd Amendment event in Iowa on Saturday appear to show Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with a gun pointed at his head. Cruz, who was speaking at a “Celebrate the 2nd Amendment Event” in Iowa, was photographed next to a poster of a gun, which looked like it was pointed right between the Texas senator’s eyes.

Remember that whole media freakout about Sarah Palin being to blame for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because her SarahPAC used a crosshairs graphic to single out “targeted” districts?

Jun 22 12:14

MM114 - Obama Wrong on Guns

Jun 22 12:11

Ukraine’s Pres. Poroshenko Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was a Coup

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko requests the supreme court of Ukraine to declare that his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by an illegal operation; in other words, that the post-Yanukovych government, including Poroshenko’s own Presidency, came into power from a coup, not from something democratic, not from any authentic constitutional process at all.

Jun 22 12:04

Free Speech Under Fire: Subpoenas, Gag Orders over Reader Comments at Reason Magazine

A bizarre government assault on Reason Magazine has been in progress for the past two weeks, and in a nice Kafkaesque touch, the magazine was barred from talking about the situation with a gag order.

In fact, they weren’t even allowed to acknowledge the existence of the subpoenas issued over comments left by readers to a blog post. Fortunately, Reason was able to get the gag order lifted on Thursday, with help from the U.S. Attorney’s Office… but the saga is far from over, and it has disturbing implications for free speech in the Information Age.

Jun 22 11:58

Confidence in US police lowest in 22 years: Poll

Confidence in police in the United States has plummeted to the lowest level in 22 years, with only half of Americans expressing confidence in the institution, according to a new poll.

Jun 22 11:55

Bankers Think They Have an Ethical Duty to Steal From Taxpayers

Ed Kane, a professor of finance at Boston College, studies the dangerous risk-taking of giant banks. He sees the cultures of Wall Street and regulators coming together to turn taxpayers into victims of theft and great harm. Like extreme drunk drivers before MADD or smokers on airplanes prior to the 1980s ban, megabankers currently get away with endangering others with little fear of repercussions. Kane discusses how changes in corporate law and culture must make it legally and socially unacceptable for bankers to blow their toxic fumes at the rest of us.

Jun 22 11:54

Feds bust four fake cancer charities that defrauded $187 million from Americans

A string of cancer charities -- the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children's Cancer Fund of America -- have turned out to be manipulative frauds run by a family of con artists. The money they raised for cancer patients actually went to pay for personal luxuries instead -- Disney World trips, jet ski outings, new cars, college tuition and luxury travel.

"This is as about as bad as it can get: taking money away from cancer victims," said Jessica Rich, chief of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection. The FTC was joined by the attorney general and law enforcement officials from all 50 states in the case against the fake cancer charities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That these charities were fakes has been known for years, but only now is the government finally taking action, to quell the public outrage that such things are allowed to happen here in the US.

Jun 22 11:33

The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it

Last week, something remarkable happened. The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called "Money Creation in the Modern Economy", co-authored by three economists from the Bank's Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong, and that the kind of populist, heterodox positions more ordinarily associated with groups such as Occupy Wall Street are correct. In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.

Jun 22 11:33

Advanced Su-35, Su-30SM Jets to Be Deployed in Russia’s Western Regions

A squadron of new Su-35 and Su-30SM jet fighters will join the air forces of the Russian Western Military District by the end of 2015, the press office of the district reported.

Jun 22 11:30

Confiscation of Bank Deposits, The Derivative Debt

Last month’s G20 Summit in Australia came and went without the protests and riots we’ve come to expect at the summit in recent years.

But as author and researcher Ellen Brown notes, the real fireworks happened behind closed doors, where the group rubber stamped new regulations that will make Cyprus style bank bail-ins a worldwide reality.

Jun 22 11:29

WhatsApp Messages Show Israeli Soldiers Knew They Were About to Kill a Child

Messages exchanged between the soldiers throughout the incident on the messaging service WhatsApp ”showed that at least some of the soldiers believed the three Palestinians to be minors,” B’Tselem states.

Jun 22 11:28

Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

Almost 60 years ago US stealth submarines had become game-changers in underwater warfare, while the advent of nuclear propulsion allowed this craft to remain beneath the waves for protracted periods of time. No longer could anti-submarine forces rely on radio or radars in order to detect elusive US subs.

However, a new technological leap is about to upset the US Navy's applecart. Big Data, non-acoustic detection, and fire-control technology will allow hostile antisubmarine (ASW) forces to detect the traces of a US stealth sub, converting this information into tracking and targeting data.

Jun 22 11:22

Saudi Airstrikes Kill 15, Including Civilians Across Northern Yemen

The end of the Geneva peace talks has given way to another round of Saudi airstrikes against northern Yemen this weekend, in which at least 15 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded. Though exact splits were unavailable, a large number of civilians were among the slain.

Jun 22 11:21

Iran Lawmakers Add Pressure on Rouhani With Nuclear Deal Bill

Iranian lawmakers approved the outlines of a bill to ban inspections of military sites and require the lifting of all international sanctions under any nuclear deal with world powers.

Jun 22 11:21

Yemen forces take control of Saudi bases in Jizan

The Yemeni army, backed by popular committees, has seized control of a number of Saudi military bases in the province of Jizan as Riyadh keeps pounding the impoverished Arab nation.

According to media outlets on Sunday, Yemeni forces managed to capture three Saudi military sites in the area of al-Jaberi in the southwestern region.

Jun 22 11:21

US's Ashton Carter calls Putin 'malign influence' in Eastern Europe

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "malign influence" in Eastern Europe and said the Russian leader's vow to expand Moscow's cache of nuclear missiles was "loose rhetoric."

Jun 22 11:19

Israel Foreign Ministry removes video ridiculing foreign press from website

An animated video clip mocking the foreign press coverage of last summer’s conflict in Gaza released by Israel’s Foreign Ministry was removed from the ministry's website following criticism and complaints from representatives of the foreign press corps in Israel.

"The aim of the video was to illustrate Hamas' crimes, and once it was interpreted otherwise it was decided to remove it," Ministry Spokesman Immanuel Nachshon said Sunday, after Foreign Ministry Director Dore Gold ordered the English-language short off the ministry's website.

Jun 22 11:17

EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia Until February 2016

European Union foreign ministers on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2016.

Jun 22 11:17

US, NATO Bracing for Long-Term Standoff With Russia Under Putin and Beyond

Instead of building bridges and accepting Russia's stance as having merit, the US and the North Atlantic Alliance have chosen to immerse themselves in shaping up for a lasting showdown with Moscow.

The standoff could last years or even decades, according to the Pentagon chief, who defended the US and NATO's intensified war-games, expanded military presence on the borders with Russia and increasingly belligerent rhetoric.

Jun 22 11:15

The Sun “Does Not” Cause Skin Cancer

Most of us have been bombarded about the dangers of the sun by experts and the media. However, because it is one of the most pervasive and inaccurate myths persisting in most of the patients I see, I can only assume you are under the same misunderstanding.

Unfortunately, this myth has contributed to massive amounts of disease and illness in our society.

Jun 22 11:01

“Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards”: The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements

While the deals are being negotiated, lawmakers can see their terms only under the strictest secrecy, and they can be subjected to criminal prosecution for revealing those terms. What we know of them comes only through WikiLeaks. The agreements are being treated as if they were a matter of grave national security, yet they are not about troop movements or military strategy. Something else is obviously going on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not consider myself bound by a treaty (or any other obligation) not approved of by all of the people, and by that I do NOT mean that grand asylum for the aged and inform on Capitol Hill, but We The People. If treaties are the highest law of the land they deserve the highest scrutiny and review by the public before passage.

Jun 22 10:59

Germany & the Greek Crisis

• Bankers using Chancellor Merkel to destroy Europe.

The last war against Germany, which wound down in 1945 without a peace treaty, is continued today by the banksters. The German people, like the American people, must hand over the fruits of their prodigious industry to financial pharaohs growing fat off the labor of wage-slaves. In the plutocrats’ unending battle to draw all wealth and power to themselves, the latest weapons are Greece and its financial woes, exploited through direct transfers of massive wealth to international banking cartels, which are being leveraged additionally to bring down European civilization. And the person with her finger on the launch button of this economic weapon of mass destruction is Germany’s chancellor, Angela Dorothea Merkel.

Jun 22 10:58

Cops Refuse To Arrest Officer Caught Shooting At 20 Children Playing Near His House

A police lieutenant in Tennessee was not arrested after shooting at a group of 20 children playing volleyball hear his home.

The children were not on his property, but the mere sound of them playing at a nearby church was enough to enrage Michael Wilson, 58, to the point of opening fire on them with a BB gun.

Jun 22 10:58

China Counters Rothschilds in Asia

• Rothschild-controlled banking nations now facing deflationary pressures.

China, working with the governments of the United Kingdom and other European powers, has moved further to boot New World Order-controlled institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank from Asia, another sign of declining United States financial power.

Jun 22 10:58

Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans and should be temporarily banned across EU, says new report: A major scientific study says the process uses toxic and carcinogenic chemicals and that an EU-wide ban should be issued until safeguards are in place

A major new scientific study has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking poses a “significant” risk to human health and British wildlife, and that an EU-wide moratorium should be implemented until widespread regulatory reform is undertaken.

Jun 22 10:58

US stations 1,200 special forces in Asia-Pacific

The United States Pacific Command has stationed more than 1,200 special forces troops in the Asia-Pacific along with the latest advancements in weapons technology to contain China’s rising presence in the region, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network.

Jun 22 10:57

US and British Spies Targeted Antivirus Companies

When the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab disclosed recently that it had been hacked, it noted that the attackers, believed to be from Israel, had been in its network since sometime last year.

The company also said the attackers seemed intent on studying its antivirus software to find ways to subvert the software on customer machines and avoid detection.

Now newly published documents released by Edward Snowden show that the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, were years ahead of Israel and had engaged in a systematic campaign to target not only Kaspersky software but the software of other antivirus and security firms as far back as 2008.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Governments are the biggest cyber-criminals of all!

Jun 22 10:57

UN Suggests Top Officials Sanctioned Israel's War Crimes Against Gaza

A widely-anticipated United Nations inquiry into the 2014 attack on Gaza released Monday suggests that the Israeli government may have deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians during the assault, while the report concludes that both Israel and Hamas may be guilty of war crimes against humanity.

"The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come," the chair of the UN-appointed commission, former New York Supreme Court Justice Mary McGowan Davis, said during a Monday press briefing. Davis was joined on the commission by Dr. Doudou Diene of Senegal, who formerly served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Jun 22 10:56

Dad Calls Cops On Son To Teach Him A Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead

James Comstock just wanted to let his son know that taking his truck without asking was serious business. He wanted to give his son a good “scare” so he called the police, to ask them to talk some sense into him, and let him know that he could get in real trouble for doing something like that.

“He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him. It was over a damn pack of cigarettes. I wouldn’t buy him none, and I lose my son for that” Comstock said.

Jun 22 10:55

10 Weirdest Gods Worshipped Around The World

Jun 22 10:46

Australian prime minister launches new attack on democratic rights

The degree of lawlessness at the centre of the Australian government’s proposals to strip away the citizenship rights of those accused of fighting with, or supporting, terrorists overseas—and the implications for democratic rights more broadly—have been underscored by remarks of Prime Minister Tony Abbott attacking the right of an accused person to a trial.

Jun 22 10:40

New York Times Big Lies

The Times is an establishment publication – a lying machine, a mouthpiece for powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones.

Hard truths are suppressed. Managed news misinformation substitutes. Readers are systematically lied to on issues mattering most.

Jun 22 10:36

Free Range Parents Cleared: CPS Declares Kids Playing Outside Alone is Not Neglect

By Activist Post

Police and Child Protective Services in Maryland twice removed the Meitiv children, 10 and 6, from their parents for child endangerment because they played alone at a nearby park.

The generation that grew up as latchkey kids is now being called "free range" parents if they let their children play outside unattended. And they're being charged with neglect...

Jun 22 10:35

Merck, Other Pharma Companies Helped Fund Activist Groups Who Petitioned the EPA to Regulate Nano-Silver as a Pesticide

Last year it was revealed that a handful of the activist agencies behind the petition to the EPA to regulate nano-silver as a pesticide received funding from pharmaceutical giant Merck, which annually has hundreds of billions of dollars in profits from patented antibioics which many believe are less effective, less safe and far more expensive than colloidal nano-silver products.

Further investigation by this reporter discovered that the initial revelations were just the tip of the iceberg when it came Merck and other pharmaceutical companies' funding of the groups who supported the EPA's regulation of nano-silver.

Jun 22 10:29

Rep. Nunes: US Facing the 'Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Faced'

FBI Director James Comey has already said there are cases open all over the country concerning ISIS, and Nunes said Sunday the warnings are especially vital with the July 4 holiday nearing and large ceremonies planned across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, get ready for a false-flag attack by the US/Israel government to reinvigorate the war agenda!

As a reminder, the FBI is always saying the US will be targeted for terror attacks on July 4th.

Jun 22 10:25

Obama admits: Obamacare website 'disaster'

President Obama made a somewhat shocking admission, given his tendency to divert blame from his own White House – even to the point where the lagging economy has been painted as George W. Bush’s fault several years into the current administration – and said his Obamacare website has proven disastrous.

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Jun 22 10:22

Two faces of Hillary: Harassment reports tripled at Clinton, Kerry State Dept.

While presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton claims the U.S. State Department was successful in achieving its tasks under her direction, it appears that once again the former First Lady and Senator is exaggerating her successes during her tenure as Secretary of State. On the campaign trail, the woman who believes there is still gender inequality and continued bullying of woman in America, is remaining silent about a new report that tells voters a different story about her fighting for women's rights. For example, reported incidents of sexual harassment at the State Department have almost tripled under both Secretary Clinton and current Secretary John Kerry, according to an inspector general's report released in the month of June.

Jun 22 10:21

Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament in Kabul

Afghan officials said security forces repelled a Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s parliament building on Monday, prompting the evacuation of lawmakers as they prepared to review the nomination of the country’s new defense minister.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The people of Afghanistan are trying to take their nation back form US puppet rule.

I wonder how Obama will sell Americans on the need for a military escalation? Or will he just get Saudi Arabia to bomb the Afghani people?

Jun 22 10:10

New emails show possible Benghazi deception by Hillary Clinton, Obama admin

Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first place, contradicting her public statements.

Mr. Gowdy gave the department a deadline of the end of the day Monday.

Jun 22 10:09

15 Million Americans Suffer From Food Allergies: Are GMOs to Blame?

Waking Times

Food allergies already affect more than 15 million Americans while things like gluten sensitivity hits a whopping 18 million individuals. What’s more, the cost for treating children’s food allergies is expected to rise to $25 billion per year. But biotech companies like Monsanto continue to claim they have no culpability.

Jun 22 10:06

Humanity is Developing Survival Resistance to Government Lies

Bernie Suarez, Guest
Waking Times

Throughout nature it is well known that species will experience changes in its DNA and adaptations in its physical expression and behavior solely for the purposes of surviving in its environment. There are numerous examples in nature of species genetically and physically adapting to its environment for survival reasons. So it’s not a far-fetched suggestion that humanity itself may now be experiencing a physiological mental and cerebral transformation which is changing its behavioral pattern and environmental response to the phenomenon of government.

Jun 22 09:31

4 Million American Homeowners Still "Underwater"

Although the number of American homeowners who are "underwater" with their mortgages, owing more than their home is worth, has been dropping as the real estate market continues to improve, almost 4 million are still underwater by at least 20%.

Jun 22 09:24

Presidential Candidate: Every American Deserves Paid Vacation

Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, said he believes every American worker deserves paid vacation.

Jun 22 09:19

Climate change could lead to smaller loaves of bread in 2050, scientists say

Global warming could leave loaves of bread diminished in size due to a reduction in the amount of protein in grains, scientists say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See A (Not Quite) Complete List Of Things Supposedly
Caused By Global Warming

Ands the loaves of bread are not getting smaller from global warming, but from the bakery corporations' desire to sell you less product for more money!

Jun 22 09:18

Bird Flu Causes Egg Prices to Skyrocket

The average weekly price of large eggs has more than doubled in the last month thanks to the bird flu epidemic.

Jun 22 09:08

They’ve lost the argument: Petition to ban ‘climate deniers’ from Facebook

Breitbart brought our attention to a petition that calls on Facebook to ban climate change denial pages. With only 3,326 signatories out of a goal of 500,000, it doesn’t seem like the petition is going to accomplish its goal—and probably for good reason.

As bad as climate denial is, shutting them out of Facebook would justify their persecution complex, and might engender more sympathy for their position. Really, who treats Facebook as a place to discuss science? For the most part, we think denier groups are small enough that they pretty much serve as something to point and laugh at, because they’re not likely to be gain many converts when compared to the audience of Murdoch’s media empire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, many people have fallen into the propaganda trap of using "climate denial" to describe people who are skeptical of the claims regarding human-caused global warming. Nobody doubts climate changes. The issue is the claim that the Earth is warming dangerously (several record-setting winters have disproven that) and the claim that human activity represents a major driving force of climate on earth (it doesn't; solar output and the slowly changing shape of earth's orbit are the dominating factors).

Jun 22 09:05

Family Values! Billy Graham's Grandson Resigns From Megachurch After Affair Revealed

Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian has resigned from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a high-profile church in south Florida, after admitting he had an affair. He released the following statement to The Washington Post, saying it was on behalf of him and his wife:

Jun 22 09:02

Deranged assassin who drove into Austrian crowd at 90mph had been barred from his home for domestic violence: One of three victims had only married two weeks ago

The 'psychotic' driver who ploughed into crowds of people in a busy Austrian city centre yesterday has a history of domestic violence, police have revealed.

One of the three people he killed while speeding through Graz's packed shopping district at 90mph was a man who got married just two weeks ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP!

So under the logic offered by Obama in the wake of the Charleston shooting, we should now take cars away from those drivers who drive safely and obey the laws.

Over at Refreshing News I am engaged in a debate with an obvious gun-grabber schill, to whom I posted...

Those driven to mass murder by psychiatric drugs will not be stopped by the hypothetical unavailability of guns. Looking through the case studies at ssristories.org, we see murders committed with baseball bats, knives, cars, household cleaners, and so forth.

The deadliest mass death incident in a US school did not involve guns. 45 people died at the Bath, Michigan elementary school from a bombing.

Let's put this gun-ban myth into perspective.

Nathan Campbell deliberately ran his car onto a Venice sidewalk, killing 1 andwounding 17.

Nobody called for a car ban!

Andrew Stack III deliberately crashed his plane into the IRS.

Nobody called for a plane ban!

Dr. Harold Shipman deliberately murdered 250 patients. And 400,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes!

Nobody called for a doctor ban!

Dylann Roof deliberately shot up a church, killing 9.

... and Obama wants to take guns away from law abiding citizens?

How does that make any sense?

To which he replied with what seems a pre-conceived talking point the gun-grabbers have ready for this debate.

"Michael, you don't understand (like many pro-gunners) the concept of primary purpose.

"The primary purpose of an automobile is to get you from point A to point B. Sure, you can kill someone with a car, but that's not the reason why it was built.

"Planes, also, are constructed to get you from point A to point B though in a different manner, obviously. Sure, you can kill someone with a plane, but that's not its primary purpose.

"The primary purpose of a doctor is to treat your medical condition. Sure, a doctor can kill you, but he wasn't trained with that specific goal in mind.

"Do you think Subway sandwiches should be banned because I can take one and shove into your throat until you suffocate? No.

"The primary purpose of a gun, however, IS to kill."

To which I replied (and you might want to save this)...

The primary purpose of a gun is to put food on the table, which I have done.

The primary purpose of a gun is to chase pests out of the farm fields, which I have also done.

The primary purpose of a firearm is to protect ones home from criminals, which I have done.

The primary purpose of a gun is to put holes in paper for recreation, which I have done.

Your lack of imagination regarding the usefulness of guns is no excuse for those of us who build and use them for peaceful and lawful purposes to cease doing so.

And finally, the primary purpose of guns according to the Founding Fathers of this nation is to give government a reason to mind its own business, which sadly is becoming a major issue right now.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." (Thomas Jefferson Papers p. 334, 1950)

The Constitution preserves "the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. .. (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." -- The Federalist, No. 46 -- James Madison

"[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights and those of their fellow citizens." -- The Federalist, No. 29 - Alexander Hamilton

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -- Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

"[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." -- Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775 -- Thomas Paine

"While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny." - Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people!" - Patrick Henry

Jun 22 08:59

Obama intent to toughen gun laws, with or without Congress’ help

In the wake of the shooting deaths at a black church in South Carolina, President Obama sounded as if he has abandoned gun control laws, but his administration is steadily pursuing a wide variety of gun regulations through executive action.

At the state level, gun control advocates are advancing gun regulations in at least 31 legislatures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To show how bone-headed this approach to the Charleston shooting is, just imagine how the story would have ended if just one of those people in the church had carried a firearm. Only one person owuld be dead; the bad guy, and the good people would all still be alive. This actually happened at a church in Colorado in 2007 when a mass shooter entered a church intending to murder Christians but was dropped in his tracks by a church member who was a former police officer.

Those people in Charleston are all dead in part because they believed it when they were told that the police would protect them and they didn't need to protect themselves.

But the truth is the police are never present to prevent or thwart a crime. They show up after it is all over to get their pictures taken with the bloody bodies for the newspapers.

One more point. Those driven to mass murder by psychiatric drugs will not be stopped by the hypothetical unavailability of guns. Looking through the case studies at ssristories.org, we see murders committed with baseball bats, knives, cars, household cleaners, and so forth.

The deadliest mass death incident in a US school did not involve guns. 45 people died at the Bath, Michigan elementary school from a bombing.

Let's put this gun-ban myth into perspective.

Nathan Campbell deliberately ran his car onto a Venice sidewalk, killing 1 andwounding 17.

Nobody called for a car ban!

Andrew Stack III deliberately crashed his plane into the IRS.

Nobody called for a plane ban!

Dr. Harold Shipman deliberately murdered 250 patients. And 400,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes!

Nobody called for a doctor ban!

Dylann Roof deliberately shot up a church, killing 9.

... and Obama wants to take guns away from law abiding citizens?

How does that make any sense?

Jun 22 08:43

How To Respond to the Oligarchy

The longer I live, the more fascinated I am by two things. One is how much control I have over so many issues and events. The other is how little control I have over so many issues and events.

Jun 22 08:43

Bilderberg: Started by a Nazi, still with the same agenda

When you want to discover what an organization is really all about, it is important to dig down to the roots. And when you uncover the roots of the Bilderberg Group, you find some very unsettling things. It turns out that the Bilderberg Group has had Nazi connections from the very beginning, and it continues to advance the agenda of the Nazis to this very day.

This year, the Bilderberg Group met from June 11th to June 14th at the Interalpen Hotel which is near the city of Telfs, Austria. This organization has so much power that even several days before the event police kept everyone (including reporters) 10 kilometers away from the hotel. If this is just a group of private citizens getting together to chat about world issues, why all the security? What is so special about this group of people that rates such extraordinary measures? And why are they so bound and determined to keep all of the rest of us away from them?

Jun 22 08:42

Israel warns it will intercept Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla

Israel has warned that it will intercept the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla III, which is to set off from Greek seaports this week, Israeli TV Channel 2 revealed last night.

According to the Palestinian Safa news agency, which reported the news, the Freedom Flotilla's ships are currently between Italy and Greece. It said that the Israeli army pledged it would intercept them and stop them from arriving in Gaza.

The alliance of the Freedom Flotilla III announced that it would set off from Greek seaports towards the besieged Gaza Strip this week.

Jun 22 08:41

Netanyahu says France's 1967 borders plan would endanger Israel

Israel rejects a return to its pre-1967 lines, saying they are indefensible, and does not want to set a deadline for an agreement.

Jun 22 08:41

Netanyahu: Israel rejects international "dictates"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel firmly rejects any attempts to impose international "dictates" on it regarding the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, arguing that his position is necessary to guarantee Israel's security and achieve peace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from the same nation that issues dictates to the rest of the world on an ongoing basis. Dictates that Iran not have nuclear weapons. Dictates that Syria surrender the Golan Heights. Dictates that Lebanon surrender the Litani River. Dictates that nobody bring food into Gaza. And so forth.

This is one of those major double-standards that discredit Israel's government.

Jun 22 08:38

Charleston Shooting Staged Perfectly To Advance Admitted Agendas

YouTube reporter Redsilverj breaks down how the mainstream media stories surrounding the alleged Charleston shooting are tailor made to drive a long-sought-after and multifaceted agenda to stoke racial division, increase gun control, and to justify war-on-terror surveillance measures domestically.

Jun 22 08:34

Be wary of Russia/Greece news

While there is some important data coming out this week, in particular the corporate profits report on Wednesday, the world will be watching the European Union's debate regarding the future of Greece and whether or not politicians are willing to allow Russia to become Greece's ‘Spasitel' (savior).

If this occurs, Russia would gain an immediate advantage in ending future economic sanctions by the EU, as such a vote must be unanimous, and the Greeks would certainly side with their new comrades. One thing is certain, there will be plenty of headlines to bewilder observers and cause additional market volatility.

Jun 22 08:33

‘The People Will Not Be Blackmailed': Thousands March in Athens Against Austerity

Throngs flocked to Athens on Sunday to call on the ruling Syriza party to stand up to international creditors and reject further austerity measures.

In the second mass demonstration this week alone, thousands of protesters chanted “No to the euro” and “The people will not be blackmailed.”

Jun 22 08:33

OBAMA COFFEE ‘JOKE’

As posted on Twitter ….

Q. Do you know what Obama coffee is?

A. Black and weak.

That’s supposed to be funny?

Well it’s NOT!

Jun 22 08:33

YET ANOTHER NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENT DEFENDS ISRAELI APARTHEID

The anti BDS campaign is grasping at straws if they find it necessary to dig up support offered them over a year ago …

During a visit to Israel last year, De Klerk said that categorizing Israel as an apartheid state was “unfair.”

Jun 22 08:32

SILENCE OF THE SHEEPLE

Thousands of Christians from the Galilee and around Israel gathered at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on Sunday afternoon to protest the apparent arson that heavily damaged the house of worship days earlier.

The demonstration began at around 4 PM and drew an estimated crowd of more than 3,000, many holding the flag of the Vatican and crosses. At one point, around 100 youths blocked an adjacent road.

Jun 22 08:31

Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats.

He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner.

Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Can we crowd-fund a one-way plane ticket to Israel for Gohmert? And for that matter for every US politicians who is obviously more loyal to Israel than to the United States?

Jun 22 08:27

Dire warning from Greek bank boss

Mr Karamouzis confirmed to me that the European Central Bank (ECB) has agreed to keep Greek banks alive today.

But he warned there was a genuine risk of Greek banks being forced to close their doors tomorrow and cease dispensing cash for days, if the Greek government led by Alexis Tsipras fails today to convince eurozone finance ministers and government heads that it is taking credible steps to balance its books.

Jun 22 08:26

The funniest, strangest and downright sweariest signs and banners at anti-austerity march

Social media was flooded with images of the protest - and the witty signs inspired by everything from Mean Girls to Kim Jong-un. See our favourites here

Jun 22 08:25

Vladimir Putin schools Charlie Rose

Interestingly, Putin did not say the word "reforms", let alone "structural reforms", even once, although that's what he was talking about. Let's focus on only one statistic: the physical volume of non-raw material exports from Russia grew by 17% in the first quarter of this year. Which means the structure of exports are changing, something that until recently could only be dreamt about.

In other areas, Russia's economy also displayed a resilience that many did not expect.

Jun 22 08:23

Russia can sacrifice the European values, if necessary

Yevgeny Satanovsky, economist and a president of research center "Middle East Institute," made a statement at the political talk show "Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov," that Russia will sacrifice the European values together with Europe, if necessary.

During another discussion about sanctions against Russia, a guest brought up the proximity of Russia to Europe, which consistently remains the cradle of law and culture. To this the Russian economist suggested:

"It is impossible to remain in the cradle for life. Our country has already grown up. Strengthening of sanctions by Europe will lead to her losses on the Russian market. And it won't be our problem".

Jun 22 08:23

Max Keiser: JP Morgan's Blythe Masters is the devil incarnate

Keiser told IBTimes UK in no uncertain terms that the most prominent force attempting to wrestle back a proprietary fiefdom for banks is the former global head of commodities at JP Morgan, Blythe Masters.

Masters joined blockchain-focussed company Digital Asset Holdings in March of this year. She is by far the biggest fish from Wall Street to enter the space – something which mainstream media sources generally reported as a huge vote of confidence for cryptocurrencies.

Keiser sees it differently: "Yes, I can tell you the evil cult leader is Blythe Masters. Jamie Dimon has moved her running the credit default swap desk in London – something she invented, the credit default swap."

Jun 22 08:22

Free Trade Deals: Just Another Dirty Secret of the Government

“The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is not a secret”, according to President Obama. “Any member of Congress can look at it”. True, but no notes, no pictures, no copies, no discussion. So, of course TPP is not a secret, most everyone with access to any form of media has heard of it, but what’s in the text of TPP, that’s the secret.

Jun 22 08:22

Radiological Emergency – Northern Hemisphere

In previous blog posts, I’ve made the case, once more, that FUKUSHIMA IS STILL FISSIONING. Before you roll your eyes, answer me some questions, will you.

It’s either thát, or there’s a meltdown happening somewhere that “nobody” knows about yet… Given rather peculiar “Fukushima fingerprint”-type radioisotope detections, I think, sense, feel, and know, this must be investigated.

Jun 22 08:20

Netanyahu walks out of his own cabinet meeting

Sunday’s walk-out marked Netanyahu’s second public display of anger at his new government’s ministers in three weeks.

At the June 7 meeting, he fumed that several ministers hadn’t bothered to turn up at all, some of them even absenting themselves without giving him prior notice.

Jun 22 08:18

Greek bailout talks end without progress

Eurozone finance ministers have broken off talks without an agreement on Greece’s bailout.

But the officials say they aim to reach a deal later this week that might keep the country from defaulting and falling out of the currency union.

Jun 22 08:15

Family of 17-year-old Killed By Sheriff Says: "our family believes that our son should not have been killed on the night in question"

The family of 17-year-old Deven Lee Guilford of Michigan issued a statement after the prosecutor announced that Eaton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jonathan Frost will not be charged in the homicide of their son during a traffic stop. In the official report released by the prosecutor, Deven's father and girlfriend reportedly told police about his recent focus on Youtube videos of police encounters and "how bad cops are."

Jun 22 08:14

Rand Paul Meets With Big Pharma Reps During Senate Votes

In his latest weekly e-mail newsletter wrap-up, Rand Paul proudly announced that he met with big Pharma represenatives during the Senate voting session.

Ironically, on the very same day, Paul tweeted about "eliminating the army of lobbyists" in D.C. Amazing stuff.

Jun 22 08:13

Ten photos of 3D printed bridges, buildings and other supersized structures

If you thought 3D printers were only good for building tiny plastic toys then you're mostly right, especially when it comes to desktop models.

However, there are people using the technology to realize grander designs, to create bridges and even buildings. Here are 10 projects promising to make 3D printing bigger and better.

Jun 22 08:04

Assistant Minister of Defense of Ukraine switched to the side of the Republic of Donetsk!

Google Translate: General Kolomiec discovered that the combat readiness of the Ukrainian Army at a very low level and stressed: "I spoke with many generals. All have a negative opinion about the war. None of them wants to make war. But in Ukraine they make to prison all who dare to express. That's why people simply paint "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US is making the same strategic mistake the Nazis did, thinking that well-trained and well-equipped soldiers win battles. The historical truth is that soldiers win battles only when they are well-motivated. That is why the Nazis ultimately lost, despite their clear technology advantage. That is why the US lost in Vietnam, and is stuck in the quagmires of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libra, Yemen, etc. despite a clear technology advantage. The Kiev forces are not motivated to make war on their own countrymen. Neither are the Iraqis, for that matter. And this plan to build a new US Army from illegal immigrants is doomed to fail for the exact same reason.

Jun 22 07:53

How to Punish Bank Felons

The penalty? The banks have agreed to pay $5.5 billion. That may sound like a big chunk of change, but for a giant bank it’s the cost of doing business. In fact, the banks are likely to deduct the fines from their taxes as business costs.

The banks sound contrite. After all, they can’t have the public believe they’re outright crooks.

Jun 22 07:52

UN commission finds evidence of war crimes by Israel, Hamas during 2014 Gaza war

The members of the commission, which was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, hinted in their report that the upper levels of the Israeli political echelon were responsible for the policies that led to some of these war crimes.

“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come” said the commission’s American chairwoman, Justice Mary McGowan Davis. “There is also on-going fear in Israel among communities who come under regular threat.”

The chairwoman of the commission urged the international community to act on the conclusions of the report - primarily by supporting an investigation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague in to the status of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli officials slammed the report, calling it "biased" and stained with "blood on its hand for allowing the murder of Jews."

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Note that the corporate media are trying to create the impression that the war crimes were equal on both sides. What the UN report actually says is that they were overwhelmingly committed by Israel.

Jun 22 07:50

Bernie Sanders Rally in Denver Draws One of Biggest Crowds in Election Cycle

At least 5,500 Coloradans crammed into a Denver gymnasium, an adjacent atrium, and lacrosse field Saturday night to hear presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speak, in what is being reported as one of the biggest political rallies so far in the 2016 election cycle.

Addressing the crowd at the University of Denver, Sanders said: "What we are doing tonight is we are sending a message to the billionaire class and that is: You can't have it all!"

Jun 22 07:50

Huckabee: ‘One Racist Lunatic’ Doesn’t Mean The Confederate Flag Is Problematic

The flag has come to attention recently, after a white gunman shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. Pictures posted online show the alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, posing with a gun and a Confederate flag. The flag is widely considered a symbol of racism.

Jun 22 07:45

Warning: Federal Court Rules that 2nd Amendment Right is Now a Reason for Cops to Detain You

In a stunning violation of 2nd Amendment rights, the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan ruled police have the legal authority to detain individuals that choose to exercise their constitutional right to open carry a firearm. Open Carry is also specifically allowed under Michigan law.

The ruling means that people in Michigan who choose to exercise this constitutional right are now subject to being stopped by law enforcement for engaging in a completely lawful activity.

Jun 22 07:44

Federal Reserve System a Run Away Machine-G. Edward Griffin

Edward Griffin, author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island,” says the global monetary system is out of control. Griffin contends, “There is nothing that can be done about it. This thing is a runaway machine. I would feel much better if these political figures would say hey, this is out of our control right now. We need a substantial change in the system. . . . We need more honesty. People have to stand up and say we are in for a tough time. There is no easy way out of this. We are in for a tough time. Hang on to your seatbelts. We are coming into the rapids now. We need that kind of honesty, but we are not getting it because most of these guys and gals in Washington are thinking well, it’s going to be bad, but at least I’m in a good spot. They are more worried about themselves and their families than they are worried about the nation.”

Jun 22 07:43

Member of Kiev's top brass ‘defects’ to anti-govt forces, predicts more like him

A man claiming to be a Ukrainian major general and former assistant to the country's defense minister has announced he is now working with the forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Jun 22 07:43

14 Ways to Protect You, Your Family, and Friends from the NWO Agenda

The price of ignorance towards the NWO (New World Order) agenda could be very costly. Fall for any of its carefully cultivated illusions and you could end up broke, losing property, become seriously ill or even end up dead.

Desperate measures are indeed needed for desperate times. Big black totalitarian clouds loom on the horizon...

The psychopathic world ruling elite owning the banks, weapons, gold, drugs and oil ... while having the politicians, police, military and mass media, etc. in their pockets are further tightening that unrelenting grip on the control of our money, health, food, water, air ... and all the related science and technology for complete domination over the human populace...

Jun 22 07:33

Israeli minister’s wife tweets racist joke about President Obama

A racist message on Tweeter about US President Barack Obama by the wife of Israel’s Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has caused uproar on social media.
“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes tweeted on Sunday.

Jun 22 07:28

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador

Obama is no man of the people. He never was throughout his political career. He serves powerful monied interests exclusively.

As an Illinois state senator, he represented Chicago real estate interests at the expense of Black communities they wanted gentrified. He disgraces the office he holds. He remains a front man for wealth, power and privilege.

Jun 22 07:19

Police Killed More Americans In 2014 Than All U.S. Mass Shootings Combined

Obama is tired of making speeches about mass killings. He's tired of them. He doesn't want killings to be the "new normal."

I agree with the President. Random, mass murder whether by guns, caused by mental illness, or by hatred needs to stop.

Therefore, I took the liberty of finding its biggest source...

Jun 22 07:03

Pentagon chief lauds US bid to store heavy weapons in Eastern Europe

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has lauded Washington’s decision to station heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe, and vowed the United States will defend its allies against Russia.

"The concept is to have sets of equipment principally to support training so that they are already located there, including heavy equipment," Carter said in an address in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. "There is the possibility also of more equipment being positioned for contingencies."

Jun 22 06:48

Greece: Judgment day is here

Jun 22 06:40

'War crimes' likely by both sides in 2014 Gaza conflict, says UN

According to the report, at least 142 families lost three or more members in an attack on residential buildings during last summer's war, resulting in 742 deaths.

"The fact that Israel did not revise its practice of air strikes, even after their dire effects on civilians became apparent, raises questions of whether this was part of a broader policy which was at least tacitly approved at the highest level of government," the commission said in a statement.

The commission also voiced concern that a sense of "impunity prevails across the board for violations ... allegedly committed by Israeli forces, whether it be in the context of active hostilities in Gaza or killings, torture and ill-treatment in the West Bank."

The investigators urged Israel to "break with its recent lamentable track record in holding wrongdoers accountable."

Jun 22 06:16

Greece Nears the Endgame

Jun 22 06:03

First humanoid robot in space wins NASA invention award

Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, that can work alongside astronauts during spacewalks has been selected as the NASA Invention of the Year for 2014.
While R2 resides aboard the International Space Station (ISS), many of the technologies developed for R2 are being adapted for use on Earth, helping to give it the distinction of an outstanding invention, NASA said.

Jun 22 04:20

Officer Who Killed 17-year-old During Traffic Stop Feared He "May have been part of a sovereign nation or militia movement."

What began as a petty traffic stop over the flashing of bright headlights ended in a 17-year-old young man's death, shot seven times by a Eaton County Michigan Sheriff on 2/28/15. An official 19 page report from the prosecutor presents reasons which no charges are being filed against Eaton County Sheriff Sgt. Jonathan Frost, and that it was justifiable self defense and use of deadly force against 17-year-old Deven Lee Guilford. In their detailed description of the incident, the prosecutor reveals that Sgt. Frost feared Deven "May have been part of a sovereign nation or militia movement" and may have been calling for backup at the outset of the conflict.

Jun 22 03:33

Israel’s Race to Economic (and Moral) Bankruptcy

The Rand Corporation's research shows that Israel could lose $250 billion over the next decade if it fails to make peace with the Palestinians and violence escalates. Ending the occupation, on the other hand, could bring a dividend of more than $120 billion to the nation's coffers. Meanwhile, the Israeli finance ministry predicts an even more dismal future unless Israel reinvents itself. It is likely to be bankrupt within a few decades, the finance ministry report says, because of the rapid growth of two groups who are not productive.
Note: Israel was morally bankrupt the day it declared its independence!

Jun 22 02:17

Civil War was not about slavery and the confederate flag is not a racist symbol

Since I brought up the Civil as a response to Jon Stewarts' rant about the confederate flag, people have been asking about the Civil War. I guess they get taught in school the dumb dumb portrayal of evil that they get with every other war. If I hear but but but slavery one more time I'll throw up. Seriously read a BOOK and something not selected for you by the government run public school system. on the "UnCivl War..

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