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Jun 30 11:11

German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers

Germany’s third largest automaker, BMW, is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Many of the proposals were initiated directly by the works council, which has been collaborating closely with management for months. Meanwhile, the first results of the discussions between management, the IG Metall trade union and works councils have gradually been released to the public.

Jun 30 11:03

FDA may be seeking to use untested technology in livestock feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be looking to use emerging technology in products for livestock that could make animals on factory farms gain weight and absorb medications faster.

Jun 30 10:54

How much do you really know about the Jewish holocaust of World War II?

One of the most misunderstood historical events, the Jewish holocaust of World War II is a fascinating and complex subject, as well as a political hot potato.

How much do you really know about the holocaust?


Jun 30 10:51

BREAKING NEWS ~~ ABDUCTED ISRAELI TEENS FOUND DEAD

DesrtPeace condemns the senseless killings of these innocent youth. NOTHING positive can come out of this except for Israel where the aggression and occupation will continue indefinitely as a result.

Our hearts go out to the families of these boys.

Jun 30 10:42

DMV: Nevada has issued 20,000-plus driving cards in first six months

Nevada has issued more than 20,000 driver authorization cards in the first six months of the program’s existence, but many more immigrants who are in the country illegally remain afraid to come forward, those familiar with the program say.

“This is going to take years to get everyone licensed,” said Esperanza Montelongo, owner of Aztec insurance just east of the Strip.

Jun 30 10:41

Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron, Source Says

The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to -- or part of -- Hamas but operating without orders from the organization's leadership.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now Israel will uncork on HAMAS on the basis of an unfounded accusation. Just like the US with Saddam's nuclear weapons.

Jun 30 10:37

Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

“Are we the kind of people that resort to shutting water off when there are disabled people and seniors?” said Maureen Taylor, chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. “We live near the Great Lakes, we have the greatest source of fresh water on Earth, and we still can’t get water here.”

Jun 30 10:31

Bank run fears in Bulgaria


Jun 30 10:28

NY Firearms Buyback Nets Broken BB Guns

A New York gun buyback scheme promoted by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman turned into a complete flop after it was protested by Second Amendment activists and netted just 30 firearms in total, some of which were broken BB guns.

Jun 30 10:21

ISIS: Netanyahu’s New Excuse for Keeping West Bank Border Zone

ISIS forces are on the Jordanian-Iraqi border, and even if this is a long, long way away from Israel, that’s no reason Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t use it as the newest excuse against Palestinian statehood.

Jun 30 10:21

SNAPSHOT OF A DYING COUNTRY: America, June 2014

So much has happened in such a short span of time, it's hard to keep up. We move as a society from one scandal to another so quickly these days, the last one barely had time to make a mark in the collective conscious before the next one hits.

Someone is killing this country. The video at the bottom of this article illustrates this well enough, with astounding examples from just the past few days in America. Watch it; see for yourself.

Tens of thousands of immigrants are now flooding the southern border of the United States. The mainstream media is throwing around the buzz term "humanitarian crisis" as if they get a cookie every time they say it, no doubt causing Bilderberg's Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration, to lick his chops.


Jun 30 10:19

Regional powers drawn into Iraq civil war

Reports of the fighting in the civil war in Iraq are contradictory, especially on the outcome of a government offensive in the northern city of Tikrit. However, all reports demonstrate a further descent of the country into a nightmarish conflict for which the United States bears chief responsibility.

Jun 30 10:19

Celebrate Independence Day By Opposing Government Tyranny

This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty. The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians have turned Independence Day into the opposite of what was intended.

Jun 30 10:16

Anger Follows Facebook's Secret Study to Manipulate Emotions

New details surrounding how Facebook allowed academic researchers to conduct a secret experiment on nearly 700,000 of its users to determine if digital manipulation of their emotions could be achieved has spurred widespread condemnation and new fears about the power of such systems when turned against the millions of people who use them on a daily basis.


Jun 30 10:15

ALL branches of government hit record low approval ratings

A fresh Gallup poll today highlights the fact that Americans are at their wits’ end with government, all three branches of government. Confidence in The Supreme Court, Congress, and the Presidency has hit record lows.

Jun 30 10:10

Video: Trucker Pulls Over Speeding Cop

A truck driver pulled over an Illinois state police officer for speeding and using a cell phone on a wet roadway and he caught the entire traffic stop on camera.

Jun 30 10:05

Japan set for landmark easing of constitutional limits on military

Japan is poised for a historic shift in its defense policy by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two, a major step away from post-war pacifism and a big political victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The change will significantly widen Japan’s military options by ending the ban on exercising “collective self-defense”, or aiding a friendly country under attack. It will also relax limits on activities in U.N.-led peace-keeping operations and “grey zone” incidents short of full-scale war, according to a draft government proposal made available to reporters.

The change will likely rile an increasingly assertive China, whose ties with Japan have chilled due to a maritime row, mutual mistrust and the legacy of Japan’s past military aggression, but will be welcomed by Tokyo’s ally Washington, which has long urged Japan to become a more equal partner in the alliance.


Jun 30 10:04

VIDEO: Cop Forces Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking

An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month.

Jun 30 10:02

U.S. top court rejects Google bid to drop Street View privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data while building its popular Street View program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The idea that this was an accident is totally absurd! Street views systems are basically cameras and positioning equipment, The ability to look into peoples' computers via open wifi connections was a deliberate add on! Was Google collecting this data for the NSA?

Jun 30 10:01

Turkey Ready To Accept Kurdish State in Northern Iraq

Turkey’s ruling party has indicated that it is ready to accept an independent Kurdish state in what is currently northern Iraq following the charge of Islamist militants through the country’s northern regions.

“In the past an independent Kurdish state was a reason for war [for Turkey] but no one has the right to say this now,” Huseyin Celik, a spokesman for the ruling AK party, told the Financial Times.

“In Turkey, even the word ‘Kurdistan’ makes people nervous, but their name is Kurdistan,” he added.

“If Iraq is divided and it is inevitable, they are our brothers .?.?. Unfortunately, the situation in Iraq is not good and it looks like it is going to be divided.”

A Kurdish state is viewed in Ankara as a possible buffer against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) which has shown the threat the group poses to regional security following the capture of Mosul and Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kurdistan has come very close to declaring its independence from Iraq.

On Monday, 23 June, as reported at http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com:

"Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani gave his strongest-ever indication on Monday that his region would seek formal independence from the rest of Iraq.

“Iraq is obviously falling apart,” he told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. “And it’s obvious that the federal or central government has lost control over everything. Everything is collapsing – the army, the troops, the police.”

“We did not cause the collapse of Iraq. It is others who did. And we cannot remain hostages for the unknown,” he said through an interpreter.

“The time is here for the Kurdistan people to determine their future and the decision of the people is what we are going to uphold.”

IF Turkey and Israel have already factored this strong probability into their calculus on the region, you can bet that this is going to happen sooner rather than later, and there is absolutely nothing the US can do to stop it.

Jun 30 09:56

Student Loans Company uses Wonga-style fake legal letters: Business invents firm to harass graduates who are behind with repayments

The official Student Loans Company has been accused of using ‘Wonga tactics’ to harass thousands of graduates who are behind on their repayments.

It has invented a fictional firm – Smith Lawson and Company Recovery Services – which adopts the same threatening language as private debt firms and solicitors to chase payments.

The tactic appears similar to an approach taken by the payday lender Wonga, which was last week ordered to pay £2.6million in compensation after sending letters to thousands of customers from made-up debt recovery firms.

Both sets of revelations have triggered calls for a police inquiry into what appears to be evidence of mis-representation and harassment.

Jun 30 09:55

Michigan awards $90M deal to builder of problem-plagued HealthCare.gov

The State of Michigan has awarded computer contracts worth nearly $90 million to the Canadian firm that built the federal government’s Affordable Care Act website and took much of the blame for its disastrous launch.

Officials in the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder chose CGI Technologies and Solutions, whose parent company is headquartered in Montreal, over three U.S.-based firms.

CGI did not submit the lowest bid. Accenture, a management consulting and technology firm headquartered in New York, offered the lowest price by nearly $5 million, but “CGI provided best value,” Kurt Weiss, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, said Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Best value" possibly meaning more kickbacks, hookers, and booze than the other bidders!

Jun 30 09:52

Report: Israel tells U.S. it would act to save Jordan from Islamists

Israeli diplomats have told their American counterparts that Israel would be prepared to take military action to save the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan if it came under attack by jihadist militants, the Daily Beast reported on Saturday.

The threat posed to Jordan by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which has already taken over wide swathes of Iraq and Syria, is of deep concern to the Obama administration and was the subject of a confidential briefing by administration officials to senators last week, according to the online news site.

The chief concern is that an attack on Jordan would inevitably drag Israel and possibly the United States into the fighting.

“Jordan could not repel a full assault from ISIS on its own at this point,” one senator was quoted as saying. Jordan “will ask Israel and the United States for as much help as they can get.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting more than a slight chill along my spine, upon reading this.

My question has to be, what is the quid pro quo the Israeli government is expecting from such an agreement?!?

The ability to to militarily occupy Jordan indefinitely, "for its own good"?!?

Were I King Abdullah II of Jordan, I would be more than a little bit wary of this Israeli offer.

Jun 30 09:51

For Sale: Personal Brands & Commodity Lives

Modern marketing changes language and machinery but not its material foundation, which existed long before the industrial age. An allegedly “new” economy of information technology – IT – is just an update with different jargon and tools but the profit and loss substance remain exactly what they’ve always been: great for some, nice for many, and terrible for the earth and most of its people.

Consuming at the market is the same whether walking, riding a horse or driving a car to get there, ordering on a phone or tapping a keyboard. Fewer and cheaper workers result in more profits from new forms of automation, which bring greater loss to those no longer employed. Along with being replaced by machines, exporting jobs to cheaper foreign labor markets and importing cheap foreign labor to this market, we can add apps that act as hi-tech scabs by displacing workers with phone-text-symbol manipulation. All these create profits for private investors and loss for everyone else.

Jun 30 09:48

The Jew and the Other: Alain Soral & Gilad Atzmon in Lyon

This lecture appeared on the net 24 hours ago. In spite of its length and depth, it attracted 40.000 viewers in such a short time. The meaning of it is simple:

1. we are a mass movement

2. the future of intellectual exchange is out of the Zionised academia that is suffocated with marginal 'studies' that detach humans from questions to do with Being & Time.

Jun 30 09:41

Drone Assassinations Not Limited to U.S. Citizens “Living Abroad”

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ….

So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination of U.S. citizens by drone try to sidestep the Fifth Amendment?

Jun 30 09:39

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework for military use against citizens

The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ??possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At the unit, headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, all EU Member States are involved, the Gendarmerien, so police forces with military status are used. One of the founding countries of the EUROGENDFOR include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. We provide our services to the police unit of the EU, NATO or the UN.

“The ‘solidarity clause’ is redundant, since the EU already has mechanisms for mutual assistance in case of disasters. Secondly, the clause amplifies the course to a militarization of domestic politics, since upon request military can be used in another Member State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a citizen of any EU country where these laws apply, I would be contemplating a very quick migration elsewhere, particularly if I had children and skills.

Dictatorship arrives softly, generally in small, stealthy increments, before you even know it is there. And by the time you realize what has happened, it is too late to change things, or to run.

Jun 30 09:33

Carlyle Group’s Latest Acquisition: the JFK Library (!)

Some things you truly cannot make up. Like this: the museum and archives celebrating and exploring the life (if not really wanting to investigate the death) of John F. Kennedy is getting a facelift—courtesy of…the Carlyle Group.

This development was noted, without much fanfare, in a variety of major media. If there was a smidgen of irony, I missed it.

Yet, consider this: The ultimate globe-girdling corporation is playing a major role in preserving the memory of a president who at the time of his death was engaged in what may be described as mortal combat with outfits not unlike Carlyle—if smaller and less global.

Jun 30 09:32

Christine Lagarde – The Most Dangerous Woman in the World – IMF Advocates Taking Pensions & Extending Maturities of Gov’t Debt to Prevent Redemption

I have gone on record that the most dangerous organization is the now French led IMF with Christine Lagarde at the helm, which has presented a concept report that debt cuts for over-indebted states are uncompromising and are to be performed more effectively in the future by defaulting on retirement accounts held in life insurance, mutual funds and other types of pension schemes, or arbitrarily extending debt perpetually so you cannot redeem. Yes you read correctly, The new IMF paper is described in great detail exactly how to now allow the private sector, which has invested in government bonds, to be expropriated to pay for the national debts of the socialist governments.

Jun 30 09:31

Supreme Court refuses to weigh in on Google privacy violations

The Supreme Court of the United States said Monday that it won’t consider a request from Google to weigh in on a matter concerning the Silicon Valley giant’s Street View map feature.

Refusal on the part of SCOTUS to grant Google’s request for an appeal from the high court now leaves intact an earlier decision handed down by a federal appellate panel in California.

Jun 30 09:27

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

In reality, Holder laid the groundwork for the “too big to jail” approach in 1999.

And Holder and his head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division were partners at a law firm which used to represent the big banks, Fannie and Freddie, and which wrote the legal opinion which allowed the creation of the cancerous MERS scam … which was at the heart of the foreclosure crisis.

Indeed, Wall Street was Holder’s priority … specifically, protecting Wall Street criminals and prosecuting whistleblowers.

Jun 30 09:22

U.S. Relies On Law from Governments Which Don’t Even HAVE a Constitution to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ….

So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination of U.S. citizens by drone try to sidestep the Fifth Amendment?

It relied on reasoning from two countries that don’t have any constitution.

The New York Times reports:

One might have expected a thoughtful memo that carefully weighed the pros and cons and discussed how such a strike accords with international and Constitutional law.

Instead, the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories — some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law — that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision.

Neither England nor Israel have a constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Extrajudicial assassinations are NOT allowed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Jun 30 09:18

Kiev's bloody eastern Ukraine campaign LIVE UPDATES

Fighting is continuing between Kiev and anti-government troops in southeastern Ukraine as the cease-fire is to expire on Monday evening. Russia and the EU have called to prolong the truce and start the third round of negotiations.

Jun 30 09:18

Mini Tax Havens: How Europe’s 1% Gets To Pay Only 1%

Something completely out of the ordinary happened in Spain this week: a politician resigned. His name is Willy Meyer and he was, until Wednesday morning at least, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and European Parliamentary leader for Spain’s ostensibly far-left party “Izquierda Union.”

The reason for Meyer’s resignation is that he was caught funneling his parliamentary pension contributions into an EU-sponsored investment fund commonly referred to as a SICAV (standing for Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable) – an investment vehicle that Meyer’s own party has long pledged to ban.

Jun 30 09:18

California governor signs bill legalizing bitcoin

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill making alternative currencies, including bitcoin, lawful in the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You can't DO that!!!!" -- Every Private Central Banker in the world in unison!

Jun 30 09:16

LATUFF’S LATEST INTERNATIONAL SPOOFS

Jun 30 09:16

‘SO LONG, IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU’ ~~ A PALESTINIAN LOVE STORY

‘So long, Israel, and thanks for nothing’
As a Palestinian Israeli married to a Palestinian, we’ve been waiting for Israel to grant us permission to live together. 15 years later, forced to choose between homeland and family unity, we have finally left.

Jun 30 09:15

‘BREAKING THE SILENCE’ GOING VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY

Israeli soldiers speak out on abuse of Palestinians
Yehuda Shaul says disturbing images represent norm in occupied territories

Jun 30 09:14

Russia Reveals "Plan B": Gazprom Says Gas Transit Via Ukraine May Be Stopped Completely

A few days ago, when we wrote our "explainer" on the need for Russia to have an alternative pathway for its gas, one which bypasses Ukraine entirely and as the current "South Stream" framework is set up, crosses the Black Sea and enters Bulgaria before passing Serbia and Hungary on the way to the Central European energy hub located in Baumgarten, Austria, we said that "one short month after Putin concluded the Holy Grail deal with Beijing, he not only managed to formalize his conquest of Europe's energy needs with yet another pipeline, one which completely bypasses Ukraine (for numerous reasons but mostly one: call it a Plan B), but scored a massive political victory by creating a fissure in the heart of the Eurozone, after Austria openly defied its European peers and sided with Putin."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the cutting off of the pipelines in Ukraine will be interpreted by Europe, the US, the EU, and NATO as an act of war, justifying military reprisals.

Jun 30 09:14

America’s CEOs: In a Class All by Themselves

Workers in the United States don’t make double what workers make in Japan or Switzerland. Why should U.S. CEOs routinely make double — and often much more — than Japanese and Swiss top execs?

Jun 30 09:13

Hobby Lobby stunner: Supreme Court issues long-awaited ruling in birth-control dispute

The government cannot require closely held corporations to insure birth control in company health plans if it violates their religious beliefs, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The 5-to-4 decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case is a political blow to the Obama administration, which had allowed nonprofit groups to avoid direct responsibility for Obamacare’s contraception mandate but held firm against for-profit owners who complained and filed suit.

Jun 30 09:13

Argentina Must Pay $539 Million Today - Default Imminent

Argentina is poised to miss a bond payment today, putting the country on the brink of its second default in 13 years, after a U.S. court blocked the cash from being distributed until the government settles with creditors from the previous debt debacle.

Jun 30 09:01

11 Shocking Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces

In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought more attention to police militarization when it issued a comprehensive, nearly 100-page (appendix and endnotes included) report titled, “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.” Based on public records requests to more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 26 states, the ACLU concluded that “American policing has become excessively militarized through the use of weapons and tactics designed for the battlefield” and that this militarization “unfairly impacts people of color and undermines individual liberties, and it has been allowed to happen in the absence of any meaningful public discussion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are very lucky here in Hawaii that we do not have a lot of this kind of behaviour on the part of the police; not that it absolutely doesn't happen, but it is far rarer than for people on the mainland.

But the other aspect of the militarization of the police this article doesn't address is the training of the US police by Israel's IDF, which makes US police view American citizens very much the way the IDF views - and treats - Palestinians.

Jun 30 09:00

Hear Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver’s ‘Outlaw’ Duet – Premiere

“It’s Hard to Be an Outlaw,” from Shaver’s first studio album in seven years, takes a jab at modern country

“It’s just stupidity,” he says of the lack of attention paid to older artists. “It’s like walking down a hall and seeing a Picasso and saying, ‘Damn, that thing’s old! Let’s throw it out.’ Fortunately, you can’t burn songs. You can burn pictures, but a song will live forever.”

Some super stars nowadays, gets too far off the ground
Singing about the backroads, they never have been down
They go and call it country, but that ain’t the way it sounds
It’s enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town

Jun 30 08:53

Ukraine: The International War-Criminal Is Obama, Not Putin

In February this year, the Obama Administration violently overthrew the freely-elected and Russia-friendly President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. We hired gunmen dressed to appear to be from the Yanukovych government firing into the “Maidan” crowd who were demonstrating against Yanukovych. Obama justified the overthrow by saying that Yanukovych was corrupt. But virtually all recent Presidents and Prime Ministers of that country have been corrupt. The Prime Minister who had preceded Yanukovych, Yulia Tymoshenko, was even in prison for it. Britain’s Guardian noted in 2004 that, “According to Matthew Brzezinski’s 2001 book Casino Moscow, which devotes a chapter to Tymoshenko entitled ‘The Eleven Billion Dollar Woman,’ she was guarded by an entire platoon of ex-Soviet special forces bodyguards.”

Jun 30 08:45

Europe Needs More Rednecks

Europeans complain about immigration eroding their cultural norms and bleeding their economy. But they do so in secret hiding under a blanket hiding under their beds, because they are scared to death that someone will call them a racist for wanting to preserve the national integrity of their country. It's not racist to oppose exploiting a labor force or keeping an unaffordable welfare system. But shhhh someone will call you a name. Read More...

Jun 30 08:33

Rand Paul vs. Dick Cheney

We couldn’t ask for more

Advocates of a noninterventionist foreign policy and the restoration of civil liberties in America haven’t had a reason to be optimistic in the past decade or so – but that is rapidly changing.

not only because the country is sick and tired of perpetual war but also because of a sea-change within the Republican party, formerly the political bastion of that troublesome little sect of warmongers known as the neoconservatives. During the Bush era there was hardly a peep of protest within the GOP over our recklessly aggressive foreign policy: today there is a growing contingent of congressional Republicans who can be relied on to vocally oppose the wide-ranging interventionism of the Obama administration – and the unrepentant militarism of the administration’s Republican critics who claim the President isn’t aggressive enough. And the star of this rising anti-interventionist movement on the center-right is undoubtedly Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

Jun 30 08:32

Impunity and the Crimes of Finance Oligarchs

Look no further than the leadership of the American financial industry for our own brand of oligarchs who enjoy criminal impunity.

Jun 30 08:12

5 systemic sources of global instability

It’s tempting to think that the resolution of various geopolitical crises would restore global stability: tempting, but wrong. Global turmoil may appear to have specific causes–Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, etc.–but the deeper reality is the instability is systemic.

Jun 30 08:05

Just what are they hiding and why? The Fourth Amendment weeps

We’ve heard variations on the phrase “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear” from the government for quite some time. It appears this may be true, at least if you are the government.

Jun 30 07:51

Pennsylvania Health Department employees instructed to hide fracking information from the public

StateImpact Pennsylvania, a project by National Public Radio aimed at reporting on the fiscal and environmental impact of the state's booming energy economy, disclosed the story of two former health department employees who claim that they were told to keep quiet on the issue of Marcellus Shale drilling.

Two retired department employees have blown the whistle on the agency's attempts to ignore concerns and complaints from the public regarding natural gas development in the region. They also allege that the agency required employees to get permission before attending any meetings outside of the department.

Tammi Stuck, a former community health nurse of 36 years in Fayette County, said she was not allowed to return phone calls from residents who expressed health concerns stemming from drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

"We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them," said Stuck.

Jun 30 07:50

What is 'vaccine spectrum disorder' and why is it called autism?

Vaccine spectrum disorder (VSD) is the disorder children get from receiving too many vaccines too close together, many of which are combinations of viruses, bacteria and toxic adjuvants. VSD is purposely misdiagnosed and renamed autism spectrum disorder so that the vaccine industry can continue with its toxic regimen that creates customers for life. The vaccine schedule is leading to a broad array of disorders and 'spectrum' is just a pharma buzz word to keep the public from staring right at the REAL problem, which is that we are injecting toxins into muscle tissue, including aluminum and mercury, over and over again during the first six years of a child's life.

Jun 30 07:43

IGNORANCE OF THE REAL ECONOMIC DATA: Are we sheeple or sleeple?

Wake up: this is a global depression simply waiting to be noticed.

Jun 30 07:42

Yogurt buyers beware: 'All Natural' yogurt products found to contain aspartame and artificial colors

As these two yogurt products clearly demonstrate, when you buy yogurt, make sure you really read the ingredients labels. "All Natural" doesn't mean it's natural, and the "Greek" adjective on yogurt products doesn't mean it's made in Greece.

Claims of "All Natural" have zero meaning in the real world. Such claims are frequently used to mislead consumers rather than inform them about what's really in the product. In fact, when you see the claim "All Natural" on a food product, this should be a red flag to immediately read the ingredients label and find out whether the claim is true.

Jun 30 07:41

Immigrant Mother: ‘All Children Need To Do Is Hand Themselves Over To The Border Patrol’

The number of unaccompanied minors detained on the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011. Children are also widely believed to be crossing with their parents in rising numbers, although the Obama administration has not released year-by-year figures. The crisis has sparked weeks of bitter political debate inside the U.S., with the administration saying crime is driving migrants north from Central America and congressional Republicans saying Obama’s policies is leading migrants to believe children and their mothers will be allowed to stay.

Jun 30 07:40

Honduras Consul to Arizona helping immigrants who cross into US

Families are trying to escape the violence and poverty of Honduras in Central America. Many of them have landed in Phoenix since the first ICE bus pulled into town from South Texas last Thursday.

Another 120 or so immigrants were bused into Phoenix on Wednesday. Despite the fact that they fled from their home country, a government representative from Honduras stands ready to help.

Jun 30 07:39

Children Invaders Crossed Mexico in Trains: Mexican Gov't Complicit in Population Bomb Invasion

Finally, one TV network (CBS TV news Wed) revealed HOW the hordes of Central American "children" were reaching Texas!

They DIDN'T WALK 1,000 miles from Mexico's southern border to the border of Texas! They rode on MEXICAN TRAINS! (Freight - AND Passenger trains too, some seen by observers in Mexico.)

The Mexican government MUST be actively involved in shipping these "children" to Texas!

Jun 30 07:37

Inside Mexico, a look at dangers migrants face

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson toured a facility Wednesday in Nogales, Arizona, that is holding 900 children caught entering the United States illegally.

Most immigrants begin their perilous journey in Central America, crossing through southern Mexico.

People desperate to reach the United States cling to this freight train - a dangerous 1,200-mile trip north through Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a confirmation that the illegal immigrants are not walking to the Texas border but riding on trains. This video, intended to build sympathy for the illegals, shows them riding on the outside of a freight train, but clearly the Mexican government is not taking any steps to prevent this transport of illegals to Texas.

The US does not have enough jobs for legal citizens, so these new arrivals go right onto welfare.

We do not have enough food to feed legal Americans, so with welfare these immigrants will create more food shortages driving up food prices for everyone.

For months we have been hearing about water shortages across America, usually blamed on human-caused global warming. This influx of illegals means the water shortages will be worse at a time when half the city of Detroit has had their water turned off!

Most of these illegals are being allowed into the US without basic medical checks for infectious diseases and the presence of both Swine Flu and Infectious Tuberculosis has already been confirmed in the incoming population.

Yes, this is a humanitarian crises, but what is Obama,s agenda importing a humanitarian crisis into a nation already hovering at the breaking point?

Illegal immigrants are already rioting in Europe. Does Obama want rioting illegals here in the US to justify martial law and bring in the United Nations troops to seize all guns?

What the HELL is going on here?

Jun 30 07:22

Israel cranks up media campaign ahead of Iran nuclear deal deadline

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged international negotiators on Sunday not to "surrender" to Tehran, as he launched a media blitz three weeks ahead of a deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal.

In interviews to broadcasters from the six world powers involved in the talks, Netanyahu reiterated Israel's long-held demand Iran be stripped of its uranium enrichment and other technologies, saying that to do otherwise would leave nuclear weaponry within reach.

Jun 30 07:17

Watch Out for that Banana Peel

Recently, the EU announced that it is looking into legislation to allow the savings of EU citizens to "be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis."

Sounds reasonable enough. But why would legislation be needed? It's perfectly legal for people to invest their savings in such ventures now, should they choose to do so.

Let's see what else the EU have to say: They are considering a law "to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing." Mobilise? An odd term to use when discussing privately held savings. It could mean "encourage investment," or it could just as easily mean "confiscate." The former might be okay, but the latter would clearly not.

Jun 30 07:06

Why do we hate the poor?

Today, families in Detroit, living under an emergency manager imposed by a governor committed to privatizing every inch of the state, are having their water shut off. A few days ago, the United Nations, at the behest of local activists, issued a statement on the shutoffs.

This is what it’s come to – appealing to an international body to uphold the basic human right to water.

Jun 30 07:05

The airstrike of doom: Kiev turns Donbass into Yugoslavia

Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.

Jun 30 07:04

Putin 'would be killed' if he came to Kiev, Ukraine parliament deputy says on TV

A Verkhovna Rada deputy who is also an ex-defense minister of Ukraine, said during a prime time talk-show that the country’s “patriots” would be justified “to kill” Russian President Vladimir Putin if he came to Kiev.

Anatoly Gritsenko made his shocking statement speaking on the popular national talk show ‘Shuster Live’.

Jun 30 07:04

Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine despite extended ceasefire

Fighting flared between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists around the eastern flashpoint city of Slaviansk on Sunday despite a truce extended until Monday night, a deadline also set by EU leaders considering new sanctions against Russia.

Jun 30 07:03

Israel's prime minister backs Kurdish independence

Binyamin Netanyahu claims creation of Kurdish state would aid in formation of alliance of moderate powers in Middle East

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"Moderate" meaning subservient to Israel.

Jun 30 07:03

American Mercenaries threaten government official

"..the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s (mercenaries) operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports."

Capitalist, for-profit, mercs are also money junkies!!!

Jun 30 07:02

This is an actual quote from the president — really

“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.

That’s right, the president — the president of the United States, mind you — says Americans are better off, they just don’t know it.

That is the height to which the president has raised his level of mendacity. He has the sheer audacity to tell Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around, that things are all good, but that there are no real quantifiable indicators by which they could ever know that.

In fact, Mr. Obama says Americans have never had it so good.

Jun 30 06:57

This man claims Microsoft stole his greatest idea — & Android users are still paying for it 18 years later

“It was like the Wild West,” Morris told me. Amidst all the competition and innovation in the 1990s, lines of ethics and justice were blurred. “I didn’t think they’d actually get a patent on it, because for a patent you need something novel,” Morris said, “and we’d been selling it already for well over a year.”

U.S. Patent 6,101,510 makes absolutely no mention of V_Graph or its browser extension. According to Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act, an invention is patentable if it is new, useful, and non-obvious. According to Morris, Microsoft’s patent meets only one of those requirements. Since V_Graph had sold the technology a year prior, it’s nothing new. Since the technology itself is simply the combination of a browser and a software component, it’s nothing non-obvious. Yet, since millions of Android users are forking over licensing fees to Microsoft, it’s clearly useful.

Jun 30 06:47

USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf

CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion. That will make seven warships there — the USS Arleigh Burke, the USS Truxton, the USS Gunston Hall, the USS George HW Bush, the USS O’Kane, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Mesa Verde – along with helicopters and warplanes that can be used for an invasion or for an evacuation of US citizens.

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Yeah, I can seem them using warplanes to evacuate Americans ... one at a time in that back seat ... except for the Harrier, the F-18, the F-22, the still-not-operation F-35, all of which have just one seat for the pilot. Are they planning to mount those American evacuees on the wing rails? :)

Jun 30 06:45

Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

It’s payback time: The Obama administration’s “strategy” (remember “Don’t Do Stupid Shit”, the Ukraine strategy?) is to impose regime change on al-Maliki; after all, he had the bad taste of refusing to let US troops keep occupying Iraq past the 2012 deadline, and on top of it his government is close to Tehran.

Jun 30 06:43

CrossTalk: Iraqi Freedom 2.0

What has changed in Iraq in the last ten years? Are there any benefits of the 2003 US invasion? What is Obama's new Iraq strategy? CrossTalking with Michael O'Brien, Michael Hughes and Joseph

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Note the admission that the coming US strikes are targeting more than just ISIS!

Jun 30 06:41

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BY JUNIUS P. LONG

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Jun 30 06:34

Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala pleads not guilty

A Libyan militia leader pleaded not guilty in a US federal court on Saturday to a terrorism charge in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

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FOX News is reporting that Ahmed Abu Khattala has been cooperating with his FBI interrogators, but that he "has not been forthcoming", meaning he has not given them any information that actually links him to the attack in Benghazi.

This may well turn out to be yet another botched PR stunt by a desperate White House, akin to the Bowe Bergdahl affair. Big publicity splash about bringing the hero (or villain) to America, only to find out you don't quite have the hero (or villain) the White House thought they did!

Remember the disaster when Obama claimed he got Osama, realized they had killed the wrong guy, tossed the body into the ocean to prevent anyone from finding out, then flooded the internet with a batch of hastily done fake photos?

This is starting to look like more of the same.

Jun 30 06:29

Profiteering on Banker Deaths: Regulator Says Public Has No Right to Details

A man with a long history of keeping big bank secrets safe from the public’s prying eyes has denied the appeal filed by Wall Street On Parade to obtain specifics about the worker deaths upon which JPMorgan Chase pockets the life insurance money each year.

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Apparently another JP Morgan banked was killed, this time in a hit-and-run.

Jun 30 06:28

The Death of Independence

July 4th has been the national birth date since the inception of the country. Americans want to celebrate past glories because there are few reasons to believe that the current government or society is worthy of rejoicing. Deifying the Founding Fathers and their wisdom usually is rooted upon the construction of a constitution based on separations of powers and shared authorities with individual states. Lost in this commemoration is the concept of true and lasting independence.

Jun 30 06:27

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.

Jun 30 06:26

Why A Lot Of What You See On Social Media Is A Lie

Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours… But are they really? - See more at: http://www.ingeniouspress.com/2014/06/29/lot-see-social-media-lie/#sth...

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This is a funny little clip, but it underscores something I have been saying about the NSA (IRS, police, Fusion centers, FBI) data-mining our social media. It is NOT a reliable source of raw intelligence!

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 30 06:00

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

AN insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century. A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to tear apart, so much so that when the Great Recession hit in late 2007, one could no longer ignore the fissures that had come to define the American economic landscape. How did this “shining city on a hill” become the advanced country with the greatest level of inequality?

Jun 30 02:40

Couple with two children 'must earn £40,600 to meet basic needs' Report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds amount needed for acceptable standard of living has risen 46% since 2008

A couple with two children needs to earn £40,600 to have an acceptable standard of living, almost 50% more than before the recession, according to a report that highlights the squeeze on families from soaring energy bills and benefit cuts.

The research, carried out by Loughborough University, found that the cost of a minimum basket of goods was up 28% since 2008, higher than the official inflation rate of 19%. Three big culprits were singled out: food was up by 26%, domestic energy by 45% and bus travel by 37%.

Abigail Davis, one of the report's authors, said a growing number of people were falling below the minimum income standard and were unable to afford basic goods.

Jun 30 00:39

Will Vegas become a wasteland?

According to a new report, Las Vegas may be dead by 2036, at least in terms of its water supply, as lake Mead is running rather dry.

June 29, 2014

Jun 29 23:54

Veteran to lose home to foreclosure because he displayed the American flag in a flower-pot

TO A VETERAN, LITTLE IS MORE SACRED THAN FELLOW VETERANS, THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY AND OUR NATIONAL SYMBOL: THE AMERICAN FLAG

Jun 29 23:26

Exclusive: Secret underground base beneath Denver International Airport now revealed by whistle-blower

FOR THE FIRST TIME, A WHISTLE-BLOWER FROM WITHIN THE DIA COMPLEX CONFIRMS THE EXISTENCE OF A MASSIVE DEEP UNDERGROUND MILITARY FACILITY LOCATED BENEATH THE AIRPORT

Jun 29 21:56

The Hounds of War: a Dedication to Our Leaders

Each morning we wake to the rabid wail of old defeated warriors, now no longer in halls of power, who prowl the studios of our infotainment industry and the commercial temples of our ministers of war to yelp and whine one last time before they succumb to the inevitable: a feast for maggots. How sad to witness that ancient soldier, Senator John McCain, shuffle before the cameras, one last glorious moment before the klieg lights finally go out, saliva dripping from his lips in curdled drops—“more war!, more war!, more war!”

Jun 29 21:51

'If there is a leader in the world today, that leader is Vladimir Putin' - Ronald Reagan's son

Mike Reagan, son of the 40th US President Ronald Reagan, believes that there are few truly influential leaders in the modern world and that Russian President Vladimir Putin is certainly one of them.

Jun 29 21:44

Ukraine urged to extend ceasefire

Leaders of Russia, Germany and France urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to extend the ceasefire that will expire Monday in a teleconference held Sunday, the Kremlin press service said.

Jun 29 20:33

France warns citizens: Don’t invest in Israeli settlements, Golan Heights

The French government issued a warning to its citizens not to engage in financial activity or investments in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights. The French Foreign Ministry wrote in its warning that the settlements are illegal according to international law, and so doing business with them involves legal risks.

A French diplomat said that the warning is part of a joint act by the five largest countries in the European Union — Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

Jun 29 19:57

Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths

Jun 29 19:47

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

Jun 29 19:42

The Secret of Oz

All our money is created out of debt. Politicians who focus on reducing the National Debt as an answer probably don’t know what the National Debt really is. To reduce the National Debt would be to reduce our money – and there’s already too little of that.

No, you have to go deeper. You have to get at the root of this problem or we’re never going to fix this. The solution isn’t new or radical. America used to do it. Politicians used to fight with big bankers over it. It’s all in our history – now sadly – in the distant past.

But why can’t we just do it again? Why can’t we just issue our own money, debt free? That, my friends, is the answer. Talk about reform! That’s the only reform that will make a huge difference to everyone’s life – even worldwide.

The solution is the secret that’s been hidden from us for just over 100 years – ever since the time when author L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Jun 29 19:28

Israeli PM Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence citing chaos in Iraq

Any doubt as to who is behind this now! Wanna bet the Turks are a little perturbed! They are following Israel's plan to break up Iraq. Then Syria and on to Iran!

Citing the “collapse” of Iraq amid the ISIS insurgency and sectarian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the de-facto independence of Iraqi Kurds. Netanyahu has also called to support the “Kurdish aspiration for independence.”

Jun 29 18:49

Six Months of Legal Marijuana And Colorado Has More Cash And Less Crime

With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Colorado has become a proving ground to demonstrate the positive impacts of regulation instead of prohibition – and hopefully will promote similar efforts elsewhere.

Jun 29 18:49

5 year old charged with Sexual Misconduct by School District

An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct."

Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct.

Jun 29 18:41

UK Methodist Conference to divest from Israel

So the stage is set. At this week’s conference at least one brave delegate intends submitting a Memorial (that’s church-speak for a suggestion to conference) urging delegates to strengthen the Church’s commitment to BDS by applying the boycott to Israel itself not just its illegal settlements “until such time as Israel ends the occupation and abides by International law”.

At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same.

“The goal of the boycott is to put an end to the existing injustice,“ said a press release. “It reflects the challenge that settlements present to a lasting peace in the region.”

Jun 29 18:40

Send Your Used Underwear To Obama & Boehner to Stop Amnesty for Illegals

William Gheen the head of ALIPAC calls on Americans to send used underwear to congress and the White House opposing this wave of illegal immigration.

Jun 29 18:25

• Fact Or Fiction: Humanity Still Surprised That ‘Megalomaniacal Pricks’ Decide Everything

Noting that it has had thousands of years to develop a more agreeable option, humankind expressed bewilderment this week that it has yet to devise a better alternative to governing itself than always letting power-hungry assholes run everything, sources worldwide reported.

Jun 29 17:29

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! UPDATED!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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I am helping Zane collect material for an updated version of the video for "All Wars are Bankers' Wars" and decided to add them to the original article as illustrations.

At present, this article and video are being chased around the net by an obvious team of paid propagandists attacking everything in it, denouncing it all as "fake" and "conspiracy", that I am a "commie kook", and how Private Central Bankers are a beacon unto the world, the salvation of us all, yadda yadda yadda from which I deduce that the schemers behind Private Central Banking are getting very worried indeed that the people of planet Earth are onto their little centuries old scam!

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Jun 29 17:19

5 Ways that Mass Surveillance Destroys the Economy

Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. Even the White House admits:

People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption.Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of data, and the integrity of the interconnected networks themselves are all essential to American and global economic prosperity, security, and the promotion of universal rights.

Below, we discuss five ways that mass surveillance hurts our economy.

Jun 29 15:58

Warmongering Israel threatens full occupation of Gaza

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is threatening a menacing ultimatum—continued airstrikes or full occupation—an Israeli military-owned radio station quoted him as saying on Sunday.

Jun 29 15:25

Cameraman for top Russian channel shot and killed by Kiev troops in Donetsk

A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

Jun 29 15:24

Austerity-driven European politicians 'whip up' hostility towards minority groups

Politicians and media are scapegoating national and sexual minorities to redirect the anger of austerity-affected Europeans on the vulnerable instead of the bankers who created the economic crisis

Jun 29 15:22

McDonald’s Goes Broke in Bolivia Due to Boycott

McDonald’s happy image and its golden arches aren’t the gateway to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn’t falling for the barrage of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries like the United States. Bolivians simply don’t trust food prepared in such little time. The quick and easy, mass production method of fast food actually turns Bolivians off altogether. Sixty percent of Bolivians are an indigenous population who generally don’t find it worth their health or money to step foot in a McDonald’s. Despite its economically friendly fast food prices, McDonald’s couldn’t coax enough of the indigenous population of Bolivia to eat their BigMacs, McNuggets or McRibs.

Jun 29 15:21

Greece Riot 29/06/2014

Jun 29 15:04

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India.

Jun 29 14:59

Alexander Hamilton Writes About the Importance of Uniform Rules of Naturalization Vs. The Unconstitutional Amnesty Proposal Pathway to Citizenship

Even though I disagree with Alexander Hamilton on many issues. His analysis on Immigration hits the nail on the head explaining why we need a uniform process of naturalization. Compared to the discriminating proposal of Amnesty giving pathway to citizenship to a group of people who broke the law entering America violating our borders. These lawbreakers who violated our sovereignty are given priority over those who obeyed the law to come here and be a part of the American experience who will make great citizens contributing much to society.

Jun 29 14:09

How Many Covert Ops Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

These are notes on covert ops I’ve made over the years. They apply to any arena where deception is the name of the game.

Every covert op needs a cover story. That is, the public must be made to look in the wrong direction.

A cover story not only hides the identity of perpetrators, it also imparts the wrong meaning to the event being staged.

Example: a war is set in motion, in order to bankrupt several governments. But the public is told the war means: “protecting democracy.”

Major covert ops have more than one objective. A war will bankrupt governments; it will also result in a peace treaty that creates a larger cooperative structure than previously existed, spanning several nations—and the men who end up running that larger structure are the same men who triggered the war in the first place. They wind up with more control and power than they had before.

Jun 29 14:07

Pelosi Heads to Southern Border for Photo Op with Children as ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Escalates

As the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border with Mexico continues to build, count on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to make things worse.

Pelosi announced Thursday that she will travel to the border to be “briefed” by Customs and Border Protection officers, and meet with a group of children who entered the country illegally, Politico reported.

“The humanitarian crisis unfolding across our nation’s southern border demands Congress come together and find thoughtful, compassionate and bipartisan solutions,” the Democrat lawmaker said. “We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected.

Jun 29 14:06

How Obama Instituted Common Core on the Sly

It seems like the new Common Core educational standards suddenly appeared out of nowhere, doesn’t it? All of a sudden, every kid was getting a Common Core education. The whole thing just materialized before we got a chance to think about it!

It seems that way, right? Well, that’s because it is that way. By design.

Through a combination of lavish spending by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and swift movement by the Obama administration, the Common Core standards that have now become so controversial were instituted pretty much before anyone knew what was happening. And of course – this is the Obama administration we’re talking about – without the cumbersome, annoying intrusion of democratic processes.

That’s the point of a superb article published recently in the Washington Post. Here’s what happened, according to the Post:

Jun 29 14:05

Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: “This Won’t End Pretty”

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

Jun 29 14:01

Instead of Bleating like Sheep, Republicans Could Stop the Flood of Illegal Minors

The Democrats could be likened to a flock of docile lambs which go where their shepherd herds them. The Republicans can also be likened to sheep. They bleat loudly for the TV cameras and on the Internet, but bleating is about all they seem capable of. They allow the President to herd them and the country in the direction he is going and to the ends he intends. Let’s take the two current hot domestic political issues as examples.

The orchestrated influx of illegal alien minors

Jun 29 13:42

Are Student Loans the Next Housing Bubble?

"While we're seeing the same kinds of things happen in the student loan market that happened in the housing market, the implications for the borrowers in the student loan market are going to be much worse." --Professor Antony Davies

Jun 29 12:37

Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.

Obama will make the request for emergency funding in a letter on Monday, asking Congress to act when it returns from a holiday recess on July 7, a White House official said on Sunday.

Jun 29 12:34

A New Cybersecurity Bill Could Give the NSA Even More Data

Privacy groups are sounding the alarm that a new Senate cybersecurity bill could give the National Security Agency access to even more personal information of Americans.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would create a "gaping loophole in existing privacy law," the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and dozens of other privacy groups wrote in a letter to senators late Thursday.

Jun 29 11:54

Pre-Crime Police Target Mental Health

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Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are "near the breaking point." The video below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged...

Jun 29 11:52

Alexander Hamilton Writes About the Importance of Uniform Rules of Naturalization Vs. The Unconstitutional Amnesty Proposal Pathway to Citizenship

Even though I disagree with Alexander Hamilton on many issues. His analysis on Immigration hits the nail on the head explaining why we need a uniform process of naturalization. Compared to the discriminating proposal of Amnesty giving pathway to citizenship to a group of people who broke the law entering America violating our borders. These lawbreakers who violated our sovereignty are given priority over those who obeyed the law to come here and be a part of the American experience who will make great citizens contributing much to society.

Jun 29 11:40

South African Police Training...Galil Rifle to Jaw!

Need a big belly laugh?

This is a small video taken of how a member of the South African police will fire his issued Galil (R5) rifle. Shocking!

Jun 29 11:13

Michigan has higher incarceration rate than Cuba, Russia and Iran

If Michigan were a country, it would put people in prison more often than Russia does.

That's one of the takeaways from a new analysis of incarceration rates by the Prison Policy Initiative that breaks the U.S. rate out by all 50 states. The U.S. leads the world in the percentage of citizens behind bars as a whole, but some states are far above that mark.

Jun 29 11:12

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities headed for imminent water supply collapse; wave of drought refugees now inevitable

ONE BIZARRE TRAIT THAT STRONGLY CHARACTERIZES MODERN HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS A WIDESPREAD INABILITY TO PLAN AHEAD

Jun 29 11:07

Tyson Foods dumps more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s waterways each year

Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry.

Jun 29 11:00

Feds threatening ‘third Wounded Knee’ with eminent domain land grab on Sioux indian reservation

IN THE WAKE OF A BUNDY RANCH CRISIS SPARKED BY A MILITARIZED FEDERAL LAND-GRAB EFFORT IN NEVADA, IT SEEMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR HAS SET ITS SIGHTS ON A NEW PRIZE - THIS TIME TARGETING ONCE PROTECTED INDIAN RESERVATION LAND ON PINE RIDGE IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Jun 29 10:56

INVADING IRAQ 2.0: ISIS propaganda, proxy wars & NATO’s ‘Blitzkrieg’

The Western-backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way to Iraq through Turkey and over the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization funding from the usual sponsors…

Jun 29 10:48

ISIS Run Out of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

According to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, the United States runs ISIS operations in Iraq out of its embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The plan to carve up Iraq and spark a regional war in the Middle East was masterminded by the Atlantic Council, according to Hariri.

A source close to Hariri said the finishing touches were put on the balkanization plan during a George Soros funded Atlantic Council energy summit held in Istanbul last November.

“We view the current period as a turning point, just like 1918 and 1945.

Jun 29 10:47

State passes law to legalize shooting police

FINALLY SOME RATIONAL LEGISLATION IS PASSED CONCERNING ‘PUBLIC SERVANTS’ UNLAWFULLY ENTERING ANOTHER PERSON’S PROPERTY

Jun 29 10:34

27 Shot in Chicago Since Friday

At least 27 people have been shot, one of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday.

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You know, the city with the "model" gun control laws?

Jun 29 10:16

The Truthseeker: Ukraine Gangster State Calls for 'Nuclear Strikes'

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Parliament moves to quit Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, calls for "preemptive nuclear attacks without declaration of war."

WW2 ended with the use of Nuclear weapons (at 9:30 in the video) . WW3 may well start with them!

Jun 29 09:59

Middle EastIraq reports major effort to recapture Tikrit

Ground forces backed by helicopter gunships launched a three-pronged pre-dawn attack on the militant stronghold of Tikrit on Saturday, marking a major test for the Iraqi military as it attempts to gain the upper hand against insurgents.

But the offensive appeared to be faltering as night fell. Residents and a local tribal leader said militants from an al-Qaeda breakaway group had repelled the troops’ advance, rigging roads into the city with explosives. In contrast to those claims, state television said security forces had cleared the town center of militants.

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What ever the US does in Iraq now will most likely be utterly too little, and too late, to reverse the tide here.

Apparently, US intelligence has been asleep here for the last 3 years.

But my question here has to be, how could the US government NOT expect that a Shiite administration, which had painfully and clearly marginalized Sunnis, would ultimately have to crumble, in the wake of Sunni dissatisfaction with the regime?!?

AGAIN, with Iraq (And NSAgate, APgate, IRSgate, Obamacaregate, VAgate, illegal immigrants, flooding our borders, and the volatile situation in Eastern Ukraine), we have an administration which is pathologically incapable of thinking any issue through to its logical conclusion.

Jun 29 09:49

The Balance Between Freedom and Security

Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither!
This guy has drunk the Kool Aid. He actually believes Uncle Scams lies about who's behind terrorism!

You can say many things about the NRA’s commentators, but you can’t accuse them of being non-responsive, like so many in the mainstream media and politics. Dom Raso and his New Jersey SWAT officer buddy Jerry Plum have caught a lot of heat for a recent video about the military and police sharing tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Jun 29 09:47

EU Gives Russia Three Days to De-Escalate Ukraine Crisis, Threatens Sanctions

The European Council on Friday said it would give Moscow three days to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, or it will impose new sanctions against Russia, according to a statement published Friday.

The European Council also set conditions for the de-escalation.

"The European Council expects that by Monday 30 June the following steps will be taken: Agreement on a verification mechanism, monitored by the OSCE, for the ceasefire and for the effective control of the border; return to the Ukrainian authorities of the three border checkpoints (Izvarino, Dolzhanskiy, Krasnopartizansk); release of hostages including all of the OSCE observers; launch of substantial negotiations on the implementation of President [Petro] Poroshenko's peace plan," the statement reads.

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Russia cannot de-escalate the situation, because it is not involved in the situation between Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine in the first place!

The US and the EU escalated the situation by overthowing the legally elected President in Ukraine and replacing him in a political putsch.

And President Poroshenko, "the chocolate king"?

Please.

This guy is so crooked that he has to screw his socks on in the morning.

It appears to me that the logical conclusion to all of this will be a shooting war between the US, EU, and NATO on one side, and Russia (and perhaps China) on the other. Unfortunately, I see this situation escalating rapidly.

Yesterday, Moody's cut Russia's outlook to "negative", and economic sanctions have cut Russia's access to global financial capital, which may prove a strain on the country's economy.

And this will most probably go nuclear very quickly, because the EU/NATO/US alliance doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Jun 29 09:37

A Thin Rationale for Drone Killings

Under orders from a federal appeals court, the Justice Department made public a 2010 memo explaining why the drone strike was legal. Considering how long the administration fought the release, which was sought by The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union, one might have expected a thoughtful memo that carefully weighed the pros and cons and discussed how such a strike accords with international and Constitutional law.

Instead, the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories — some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law — that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision.

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Barry

This is not Great Britain. We fought a war back in 1776 not to BE Great Britain.

This is not Israel. Not yet, at any rate.

While maritime law follows the principle of Jus gentium, the laws of sovereign nations do not. That slavery is legal in one nation does not compel any other nation to legalize slavery within their own borders. Hence, whatever Great Britain and Israel may do is not a valid precedent for actions undertaken by the United States government.

That this drone memo tries to use the laws of foreign nations in its justification for drone assassinations of American citizens sends a clear message that no such legal justification can be found under United States law, and I rest assured the White House staff bent every effort to find one. Hence, the drone strikes are illegal, unconstitutional, and clearly immoral.

Everyone involved in the drone program, from Obama down through the chain of command to the operators clutching those remote control joysticks in their grubby little hands, is guilt of Premeditated First Degree homicide. That multiple parties are involved in these murders adds a charge of conspiracy to commit Premeditated First Degree homicide.

Legally there is no difference between Obama ordering a drone attack on an American and a mafia boos ordering his competition to be "rubbed out." Both are cold-blooded murders committed by organized crime operations.

Jun 29 09:30

More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says

More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones.

Jun 29 09:29

France passes “anti-Amazon” bill aimed at helping small bookstores

French lawmakers adopted a bill on Thursday that will prevent Amazon and other online giants from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country’s small bookshops.

Jun 29 09:24

BP Seeks Return Of Oil Spill Claim 'Overpayments'

BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to some businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

In a Friday court filing, BP points to a revised policy for calculating losses that was approved by the court in May.

The company says the court should order recalculation of awards paid prior to that change.

Meanwhile, BP continues its legal fight on a related issue: whether businesses have to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect money. A district court and an appeals court have ruled that, under the settlement BP agreed to, proof of direct harm isn't needed. BP has said it plans a Supreme Court appeal on that issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about corporate hubris, writ large!

And I wonder just how many corporate contributions - to both sides of the aisle - it will take to ultimately get the court systems to surrender to BP's demands.

Jun 29 09:22

1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide

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Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!

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