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Jul 13 18:18

3 Big Reasons Why The ‘Greek Debt Deal’ Is Really A German Trap

You see, the truth is that Greece desperately wants to stay in the euro, but Germany (and allies such as Finland) want Greece out. Since Germany can’t simply order Greece to leave the euro, they need some sort of legal framework which will make it possible, and that is what this new “deal” provides.

Jul 13 14:18

FLASHBACK 2014 - Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or led by informants", bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.

"In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act," the report alleges.

Jul 13 12:31

Iron Man and Transformers censored by US military for getting too close to the truth

Military chiefs at the Pentagon are gagging Hollywood when its science ­fiction blockbusters get uncomfortably close to the bone.

Directors are being forced to re-write scripts by the United States Department of Defense if the content is deemed ­inappropriate – and the big screen hits affected include Iron Man, Terminator Salvation, Transformers, King Kong and Superman: Man of Steel.

Jul 13 10:22

What to do with militant or radical Islam?

Magdi Abdelhadi points to the housework that Muslims must do before the ideology of Islamism can be defeated, and Alan Hart argues that Western governments must cut off the policy oxygen on which Islamism flourishes.

Jul 10 18:25

US-Israeli Imperialists Plot Downfall of Syria and Iran

Obama’s ascendance to the White House was merely a public relations facelift, serving to make the American-Zionist Empire’s bloodthirsty aims more palatable to a war-weary public.

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnF1HEUwuo

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 13:50

Pentagon Concludes America Is Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World. US Plans War against Russia.

The document announces a shift in focus from terrorists to “state actors” that “are challenging international norms.” It is important to understand what these words mean. Governments that challenge international norms are sovereign countries that pursue policies independently of Washington’s policies. These “revisionist states” are threats, not because they plan to attack the US, which the Pentagon admits neither Russia nor China intend, but because they are independent.

Be sure to grasp the point: The threat is the existence of sovereign states, whose independence of action makes them “revisionist states.” In other words, their independence is out of step with the neoconservative Uni-Power doctrine that declares independent action to be the right of Washington alone. Washington’s History-given hegemony precludes any other country being independent in its actions. By definition, a country with a foreign policy independent of Washington is a threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: instead of attempting to negotiate, like reasonable adults in the room would do, the Pentagon wants...to wage war with Russia and China?!? And saying this, in this report, PLUBLICLY?!?

A short memo to the Pentagon: have you all gone collectively barking mad, to believe that a war against Russia could be effectively fought and won at this point, when the American military doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a CONVENTIONAL war against Russia?

Have you collectively drunk the Koolaid, that the over-priced, under-performing, behind-schedule weaponry you have purchased will actually work for our men and women in uniform, who are going to need to rely on those weapons to actually work?!?

I would strongly caution all of you to reconsider this course of action. The unintended consequences of such an attack may well be horrific... and irreversible.

Jul 10 13:32

'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

But one fact many may not know about San Francisco's fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a "simulated germ-warfare attack." This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and "one of the largest human experiments in history."

But, as she writes, it was also "one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pathogen used for the test was supposed to be "harmless", only making people sick enough to see a doctor, but in fact there were several deaths!

Jul 10 13:31

One Presidential Candidate Just Promised To Wage War In 4 Different Countries

Everywhere Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) looks in the world, he sees a crisis, and believes these combined crises could soon “throw the world into chaos we haven’t seen since WWII.”
In his first major foreign policy speech as a presidential candidate, Graham told a packed room at the Atlantic Council think tank in D.C. what he would do if he became Commander in Chief, a list that tilted heavily to where he would use military force.
Though he rattled off a laundry list of threats to U.S. national security throughout his speech, Graham called the current diplomatic negotiations with Iran “the greatest existential threat to world order” and “North Korea in the making.”
“I don’t mind Iran or any other nation having a nuclear power program for peaceful reasons,” he said. But if the current negotiations produce a deal that doesn’t include the ability for the U.S. to inspect Iran’s nuclear reactors “anytime, anywhere,” Graham would resort to “overwhelming” military force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how many stocks in defense industries Graham posesses, and how his personal profits will rise if, through some horrible nightmare scenario, he becomes the Republican's candidate for President, and gets elected.

And let's not pretend that we have not seen this before, someone originally considered "unelectable" by many, actually getting elected; remember George W. Bush's "election" (or, appointment, by the Supremes)?!?

Although Graham has served in the military (as a JAG for the Air Force), he personally has never seen combat.

And it strikes me that those candidates who have never been in the middle of a war zone are generally the most bloodthirsty about wanting to declare war on other countries, rather than try to do the adult, civilized thing by negotiation.

Jul 10 12:49

Confusing Congressional Food Stamp Cut Strikes In Michigan

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The letter she received didn't say much.

"It said they would be cut, that's all," Webster, 63, told HuffPost. She said she didn't get much more information when she called the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

"They just told me that it was cut for the government's reasons," she said.

The culprit is Washington. The farm bill President Barack Obama signed into law last year came with small reductions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Republicans pushed for steep cuts, arguing that food stamps were going to too many able-bodied adults who didn't have children and didn't have jobs. They pointed to a San Diego surfer who used his benefits for lobster and refused to get a real job. Democrats agreed to more modest cuts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is this woman supposed to do, dumpster dive for food to survive?!?

Most of the major food banks in this country are either completely tapped out, or running out of food on food distribution day. Trust me, I know: Mike and I support a local food bank, co-sponsored by my church and the local Catholic Church. It is always a race to make sure we have enough bags to provide for all the clients, characterized as "food insecure" by the state of Hawaii.

And the jobs?!? It's a "fuggetaboutit" moment, for jobs which are available, and generally have hundreds of applicants.

We the People are irrelevant and expendable to this government, which allows large corporations to offshore/outsource jobs where the labor is the cheapest they can find.

Jul 10 12:41

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Shifting Nuclear Demands As Talks Drag On

The Iran nuclear talks turned Friday from talk of progress to a blame game, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accusing the United States of shifting its demands. He dismissed a warning that the U.S. is ready to quit the negotiations as counterproductive.

Hours after his comments, Zarif met again U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for another try at resolving differences standing in the way of a landmark deal that offers Iran sanctions relief in exchange for long-term and verifiable curbs on nuclear programs which Tehran could turn to making weapons.

The tougher rhetoric mirrored the frustrations by the sides as the current round of talks entered its 14th day. After blowing past two extensions, negotiators had hoped to wrap up the talks by Friday, but Zarif's comments cast doubts that agreement was near.

The sides had hoped to seal a deal before the end of Thursday in Washington in attempts to avoid delays in implementing their promises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These talks have been engineered to fail from the beginning.

Jul 10 12:30

Background Check Flaw Let Dylann Roof Buy Gun, F.B.I. Says

The man accused of killing nine people in a historically black church in South Carolina last month should not have been able to buy the gun he used in the attack, the F.B.I. said Friday, in what was the latest acknowledgment of flaws in the national background check system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It was a mistake. Really! Nobody gave him that gun to stage a false-flag shooting for political gain because, because, because ... well, just because! We don't do that sort of thing here in the United States. really. Honest!" -- official White Horse Souse

Jul 10 11:58

Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Department officials declined to provide specific information to the Sun regarding details of the ammunition purchase request. “We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

52,000 rounds?!?

Really?!?

What in heave;s name are they expecting, for someone to attempt to sabotage the Dam?!?

Jul 10 11:55

ENCRYPTION IS AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE: THE FOUNDING FATHERS FREQUENTLY USED IT … AND IT HELPED WIN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

SPYING V. PRIVACY: AN ANCIENT BATTLE

The battle between the NSA, FBI and other government agencies who are pushing to outlaw encryption and those who want privacy is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more than 2oo years ago.

After all, the NSA is doing to modern Americans what King George did to Colonial America … which was one of the main reasons the Founders launched the Revolution. And see this.

And Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor (like Edward Snowden) for blowing the whistle on the government’s actions.

ENCRYPTION DURING THE REVOLUTION

While encryption might seem like a new affair, it is actually very old school … and something which the Founding Fathers extensively used.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current demand for only the encryption that only US government agencies can decipher, is a clear demonstration of a government terrified of its own citizens.

And, as Mike demonstrated, 6 times on this website, none of the alphabet soup agencies in the US were able to decipher the encryption he created.

And please rest assured, the "bad guys" (drug dealers, etc.) already have encryption in place which is pretty bullet proof at this point, and unreachable by Federal authorities.

Jul 10 11:40

NEW SWAT DOCUMENTS GIVE SNAPSHOT OF UGLY MILITARIZATION OF U.S. POLICE

Extensive records from SWAT team raids in northeastern Massachusetts released today by the American Civil Liberties Union corroborate what police reform advocates have long insisted: that “Special Weapons And Tactics” units spend a majority of their time responding to low-risk situations that do not require SWAT’s quasi-military approach.

The documents include after-action reports from 79 SWAT operations between August 2012 and June 2014 by the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, or NEMLEC, a consortium of police departments covering 925 square miles in Middlesex and Essex Counties outside Boston. According to NEMLEC, its SWAT team exists to respond to “critical incidents,” mainly “active shooters, armed barricaded subjects, hostage takers, and terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Overkill by police departments has become the new normal, all over this country.

What we have had happen, in terms of American policing, is a return to "Code Napoleon Law", in which the suspect was considered guilty until proven innocent, which is the absolute polar opposite of the "innocent until proven guilty" premise of American jurisprudence.

This kind of policing, many times taught by IDF or ex-IDF members, is about enforcing fear, and causing police to treat innocent Americans just the way the IDF treats innocent Palestinians.

This is absolutely so wrong, that I don't know where to begin.

Jul 10 11:07

Katherine Archuleta ousted as OPM director after massive data hack

Katherine Archuleta, the chief human resources officer who oversaw arguably the worst data breach in federal history, was ousted Friday, just a day after she insisted she was staying in for the long haul.

Jul 10 10:47

JFK: Judyth Vary Baker cements Oswald in the Doorway (therefore he could not have shot JFK)

Among the most contentious issues in JFK research has been whether Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of JFK, was caught in a famous photo taken by AP photographer James “Ike” Altgens in (what is known as) the Altgens6. The question is of enormous importance, since, if he was in the doorway at the time, he could not have been on the 6th floor shooting at JFK.

It therefore gives me great pleasure to report that the issue has been decisively settled by new research from Judyth Vary Baker. Lee not only cannot have been “the lone assassin”–he cannot even have been a shooter! He was innocent of the assassination of JFK. He said he was “the patsy” and that he had been in the doorway with Bill Shelly during the shooting, which has been proven–objectively and scientifically, through collaborative research–to be true.

Jul 10 10:43

A List of Companies was handed out on Floor of NYSE BEFORE trading began–CNN then pulls story 5 hours later!

I felt I needed to record a clip by CNN about the "tech glitch" where a CNN reporter clearly indicates that a list of "problematic stocks" was circulated to traders and stockbrokers on the floor before the market opened. This CNN news clip has since been removed, and I can't find it anywhere.

Jul 10 10:42

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents Monday, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive search after an earlier massive search led by David Kay had determined that there were no WMD stockpiles in Iraq. Duelfer went to work in January 2004, to find nothing for a second time, on behalf of people who had launched a war knowing full well that their own statements about WMDs were not true.

Jul 10 10:26

Security Council views US draft resolution to investigate use of chemical weapons in Syria

The US delegation to the UN revealed a draft resolution yesterday which calls on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to form a Joint Investigative Mechanism with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to look into their use in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we go again. "We have a right to attack [insert name of target here] because they have WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!"

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Jul 10 09:00

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer was shot at least six times and suffered wounds to his back, chest and arms - so how did police think he was NOT murdered?

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was shot approximately six times in the chest, back and arms, in what has been classified as a professional hit.

The 64-year-old career criminal was targeted outside his family home in South Weald, Essex on June 24. Initially, local police said his death was a result of complications following recent surgery but a post mortem examination later found that he had been murdered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not unlike the Vince Foster case, in which "law enforcement" covers up for highly placed murderers!

Jul 10 08:54

Have the oceans been HIDING the true scale of global warming? Nasa warns heat hasn't disappeared, it's just been buried in the sea

Powerful winds in the Pacific and Indian oceans are hiding the effects of global warming.

This is according to a new report that claims the so-called 'pause' in climate change never took place – scientists just haven't been digging deep enough.

The pause refers to the fact that the temperature of Earth's surface has increased by just 0.06°C in the past 15 years.

It has been used by some groups as evidence that climate change is not happening.

But the Nasa study claims the planet's extra heat has spent the last 10 years sinking into the depths of equatorial waters.

Ahem...

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 07:48

Russian Gays Now Fleeing to Isis! What Next From the Daily Mail’s Anti-Russian Corps?

How bad is it, you ask? Worse than ISIS! After I recovered from Daily Mail-induced brain freeze, I double-checked see if this was actually The Onion. But nay! Their lead –“Transsexual and her gay friend persecuted in Russian village decide to head to Syria to join ISIS” is a next level misdirect, because DM knows full well that all people are going to do is read “Transsexual” “gay” “persecuted” “Russia” and “ISIS” and freak out. At the tail end of the headline, they tack on that the pair is “unaware that the terror group throws homosexuals to their death from tall buildings.”

Jul 10 07:34

Palmer man who survives accused spree killer thankful to be alive, report says

The 46-year-old woman and the 45-year-old man later told police an SUV pulled up behind them as they stopped for a red light at North Third and Spring Garden streets, police said in court papers. A man got out of the rear passenger side of what turned out to be a white Mercedes, police said.

As the suspect police identified as Todd West, 22, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, lifted his arm to fire, the man's girlfriend "just stepped on the gas and pulled away really fast and said, 'Oh my God, they are going to shoot at us,' he told reporter Hilary Lane.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media's constant obsession with white on black crime and avoidance of reporting black on white crime has created a political climate in which blacks are now seeking revenge for an imagined bias against themselves. This killing spree by Todd is the result, and we saw the same thing happen in Zimbabwe when the end of white apartheid did not bring racial equality, but a black apartheid!

Jul 10 05:46

Russian Gays Now Fleeing to Isis! What Next From the Daily Mail's Anti-Russian Corps?

The Daily Mail took some time off from stalking Kate Middleton to remind us all that Russia is the worst place on the planet to be LGBT.

We continue to see Isis and Russia conflated in the western media, and this article really takes the biscuit…

Jul 10 05:19

MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog

Almost a year ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing 298 people. Yet, instead of a transparent investigation seeking justice, the case became a propaganda game of finger-pointing, with the CIA withholding key evidence all the better to blame Russia.

The Dutch investigation into the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last July has failed to uncover conclusive proof of precisely who was responsible for the deaths of the 298 passengers and crew but is expected to point suspicions toward the ethnic Russian rebels, fitting with the West’s long-running anti-Russian propaganda campaign.

Jul 10 00:12

Gun Sales Reached Record Highs Last Month

It wasn’t that long ago that we were experiencing severe ammunition and firearm shortages. The prices for pretty much every kind of weapon reached outrageous levels, and there was a waiting list for just about everything gun related. But over the past two years or so, the cost of firearms has finally fallen to a reasonable price point, and ammo shortages have largely relented. Contrary to popular belief however, gun purchases have not fallen. In fact, it seems that Americans are still buying more guns then ever before.
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Jul 10 00:11

How Did the Illegal Immigrant Who Shot and Killed Kate Steinle Get a Federal Agent’s Gun?

Last week, 45-year-old San Francisco pier shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez shot and killed Kate Steinle while she was out walking with her father. She died in front of him.

Sanchez, here illegally from Mexico, has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times.

So how did he wind up with a federal agent’s gun? Reports say he got it by breaking into the car of a law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Land Management on June 27th.

Perhaps the real question is, why was Sanchez here walking free if he had been deported five times?

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Jul 10 00:09

The Euro Is Finished: Reporter Catches First Glimpse of Drachma in Greece

With the situation rapidly deteriorating in Greece, many experts have predicted that Greece may be forced from the Euro. If that happens, then Greece will have to go through the lengthy and complicated process of creating a new currency, which would most likely carry the namesake of their pre-Euro currency, known as the “Drachma.” For now the Euro is still their official currency, but it seems that hasn’t stopped some financial institutions from jumping the gun.

A reporter for Bloomberg stayed at a hotel in Athens from June 28th to July 4th, but when they charged his Visa debit card, the online statement didn’t show his charge in Euros. Instead, it was recorded as “Drachma EQ.”

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Jul 09 15:02

BEX ALERT - FBI: U.S. Authorities Thwarted July 4 Terrorist Attacks

U.S. authorities prevented supporters influenced by the Islamic State, or ISIS, from killing Americans around the July Fourth holiday, FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday.

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Jul 09 14:37

Are the Greek People To Blame? Or is it the politicial-bankster complex?

Whatever opinion one has of the Greek people, the truth is that the overwhelming preponderance of this mess was caused by their politicians and by the bailing-out of European banks.

Jul 09 14:31

The Empire’s Real Problem With Iran – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons program (95+% enrichment) was always a cover for Washington’s real opposition to Iran and Washington’s real agenda.

Jul 09 14:18

PINKWASHING PALESTINE

Last week, in an article on the controversial rainbow flag mural a Palestinian artist painted on Israel’s apartheid wall, the Associated Press made this claim: “A 1951 Jordanian law banning homosexual acts remains in effect in the West Bank, as does a ban in Gaza passed by British authorities in 1936.”

In fact, there is no law in the West Bank, or in Jordan, that bans sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex.

Jul 09 13:58

Emails Show Secretary Clinton Disobeyed Obama Policy And Continued Funding For Honduras Coup Regime

Buried in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails made public last week are some missives that shed new light on the former Secretary of State’s role in seemingly undermining President Barack Obama’s policy in dealing with the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras.

The official emails recently made public by the State Department —more than 3,000 pages worth — were sent or received primarily in 2009 through Clinton’s private email account — via an email server set up outside the government’s system and used to conduct official business.

One email exchange discovered in the recently released batch of State Department communications reveals that Clinton personally signed off on continuing the flow of US funds to the putsch regime in Honduras in the fall of 2009 — even as the White House was telling the world that such aid had been suspended.

Jul 09 11:29

Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘everything I did [on e-mails] was permitted’

With her very careful language, Clinton skirts some of the important issues concerning her private e-mail account. She appears to be arguing her case on narrow, technical grounds, but that’s not the same as actually complying with existing rules as virtually everyone else understood them.

In reality, Clinton’s decision to use a private e-mail system for official business was highly unusual and flouted State Department procedures, even if not expressly prohibited by law at the time. Moreover, while she claims “everything I did was permitted,” she appears to have not complied with the requirement to turn over her business-related e-mails before she left government service. That’s a major misstep that she has not acknowledged.

We wavered between Two and Three Pinocchios, but Clinton’s excessive spin finally tipped us toward Three. She’s goes too far in suggesting her actions were ordinary–and did not stretch the limits of existing laws and regulations.

Jul 09 10:59

Hillary Clinton Lied to CNN and America About Being Subpoenaed

CLINTON: You know, you're starting with so many assumptions that are - I've never had a subpoena. There is - again, let's take a deep breath here. Everything I did was permitted by law and regulation. I had one device. When I mailed anybody in the government, it would go into the government system.

Now I didn't have to turn over anything. I chose to turn over 55,000 pages because I wanted to go above and beyond what was expected of me because I knew the vast majority of everything that was official already was in the State Department system.

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Jul 09 10:22

Obama To Upgrade Malaysia On Human Rights Despite Mass Graves

The Obama administration will remove Malaysia from its official list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, according to Reuters, a move human rights advocates fear will damage U.S. credibility.

The maneuver would allow the administration to continue negotiating a controversial trade agreement with Malaysia and 10 other Pacific nations. Legislation authored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) effectively bars the U.S. from enacting trade deals with countries deemed "Tier 3" violators of human trafficking standards -- the worst of the worst in the State Department's formal reckoning of governments that facilitate modern-day slavery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just sick.

But money and deals for your corporate masters trumps every other consideration, don't they, Mr. President?!?

Jul 09 08:41

HUMANITY vs INSANITY - #44 : Greek Tragedy - with William Engdahl

Yanis Varoufakis is being hailed by many as the 'visionary' to bring about an end to 'Austerity' and take Greece out of the Euro ... but what if his true purpose was to bring about the total financial annihilation of the Greek nation?

Jul 09 08:08

Hillary Clinton Connected to False 2012 UN Benghazi Talking Points

“Newly revealed testimony from the [President Barack] Obama State Department under court order directly ties Hillary Clinton, for the first time, to the now-debunked Benghazi talking points used by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to claim that the attack was the result of a ‘spontaneous protest’ gone awry.”

Jul 09 08:06

Gowdy: Hillary Had Three Subpoenas, Two Before Server Was Wiped

Representative Rep. Trey Gowdy said Hillary Clinton actually had three subpoenas, two of which were sent before her server was wiped on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Jul 09 08:02

Port Arthur Massacre and Martin Bryant’s Innocence: A New Perspective from Tasmania

Mary: You have told me that on the day of the massacre, David Everett was supposedly in prison for another crime. That gives him an alibi.

Shane: Yes, it’s a matter of public record that Davis Everett was in prison, from 1991 to 2002.

Mary: The first thing that came to my mind was that, in 1967, James Earl Ray was in prison in America, but the authorities needed him to be outside so he could (allegedly) shoot Martin Luther King. Hence they helped him make an escape. Sort of the reverse of David Everett, if you are correct. Now please tell me your story.

Shane: I suspect that the massacre involved SAS people. Although David, who was born in 1962, had quit the service by the time of the Port Arthur massacre, you can’t really be sure these guys are not still attached to the SAS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Port Arthur Massacre was the event that allowed Australia to pass the first draconian gun ban on their population, and like similar operations in the US, appears to have been a staged propaganda stunt by the government, to disarm their people.

Jul 09 07:34

Unshackling the Reality of USS Liberty

For any number of reasons Ray McGovern’s recent article on the USS Liberty attack underscores the absolute imperative for the fate of the ship and its crew and Israel’s involvement in it to be kept on the political and public radar.

The first is that despite being well-documented in countless articles, books and documentaries, not nearly enough folks even after all this time — both Stateside and elsewhere — are aware of the backstory of this tragic, lamentable crime, as it was hushed up by everyone involved with the ever reliable mainstream media (MSM) as always, complicit handmaidens in such. In this respect and with numerous precedents to go by, we can all imagine the ‘all hell breaks loose’ hue and cry if a bunch of Jihadi-fuelled ‘terror-meisters’ of the ISIS ilk managed to perpetrate a similar attack on a US vessel.

Jul 09 07:31

Redskins, Confederate flag targeted in crusade against political incorrectness

The nation is experiencing a surge in political correctness, ramped up by continued controversy over the Confederate flag and other Civil War symbols, and renewed disagreements over the Washington Redskins team name.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The nation is NOT experiencing a surge in political correctness. The nation is being SOLD a surge in political correctness as a distraction from the rush to wars with Iran, China, and Russia, in order for the US Government to have scapegoats to blame for the coming economic crash.

Jul 09 07:16

“Who owns Hillary”? Hillary Clinton smears BDS in sycophantic letter to Israeli billionaire

The BDS movement seeks to pressure Israel to comply with international law and end its illegal occupation and oppression of the indigenous Palestinian people through peaceful economic measures.

Jul 09 05:56

Artificial intelligence takes the battlefield: Who is really running Jade Helm 2015?

There is more to the story than just training for martial law in states designated as “hostile states” – already a chilling pretext with overtones of greater federal power that could spiral out of control.

Jul 09 05:10

Flashback: Leaked document outlines U.S. Army plan for re-education of Americans inside prison camps

In the last three months there has been a massive and seemingly unprecedented increase in military movements and urban military training throughout the country.

Jul 08 20:47

15-minute video: OBVIOUS solutions to upside down economics

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Mark Anielski and Ellen Brown’s powerful 15-minute response to an interview at the Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, with videos here) with former World Bank economist Herman Daly and co-author John B. Cobb of For the Common Good on our economic condition:
https://youtu.be/jCiHFLKQehk?t=1h4m44s

Mark and Ellen emphasize shifting what we use for money today (created as debt) to maximize public benefits with monetary and credit reform.

Explanation and documentation:

The section of my conference paper on monetary and credit reform.
My assignment for high school economics students on monetary and credit reform, with history beginning with Benjamin Franklin’s documentation that these reforms allowed colonial Pennsylvania to operate without taxes.
Article with four videos: Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

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Jul 08 15:50

NO PRESS DURING DOMESTIC ‘TROOP TRAINING’

Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special Operations exercise that spawned a wave of conspiracy theories about a government takeover, will open next week without any media allowed to observe it, a military spokesman said.

Jul 08 15:49

3 Routes to Genetic Damage: World’s Top Money-Making Business Opportunities

Somewhere along the line, it become profitable for corporations to engage in genetic damage. To alter the DNA and genetic code of our species has easily surpassed the tech boom of the 90’s. The food, medical and pharmaceutical industries share one massive, money making secret….they all engage in damaging the genetic code of human beings.

Jul 08 14:58

Your Daily Dose of Booga Booga! Wisconsin Capitol building evacuated over bomb threat - reports

The Wisconsin State Capitol building is currently being evacuated due to a credible bomb threat, according to reports by local media.

Photographs and videos from local reporters state that Capitol police are asking everyone in the building to leave and walk across the street.

A "credible bomb threat" on the building was confirmed to Fox6 News by Department of Administration Communications Director Cullen Werwie.

Jul 08 14:46

Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation

Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.

When terrorists attacked the country, and government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the people believed it was done merely to keep them safe. The few who disagreed were labeled traitors.

Jul 08 14:39

If the ‘product’ is wrong, a rebrand won’t help Israel

The Israeli government believes it is locked in an epic struggle to save Israel from the growing movement calling for an international boycott. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that Israel must quickly “rebrand” itself to avoid pariah status.

Ordinary Israelis are therefore being conscripted into an army of spin-doctors in a campaign termed “hasbara” – Hebrew for “public diplomacy”, or more literally “propaganda”.

Jul 08 14:38

Israel stooges’s shameless exhibitionism in British parliament

Stuart Littlewood reviews the hollow arguments peddled by Israel’s hasbara stooges during a debate on Gaza in the upper chamber of the UK parliament – fine examples of disinformation, dissemblance and downright lies.

Jul 08 14:27

Today’s Civilian Victims in Yemen Will be Ignored Because U.S. and its Allies Are Responsible

Because these deaths of innocents are at the hands of the U.S. government and its despotic allies, it is very predictable how they will be covered in the U.S. None of the victims will be profiled in American media; it’ll be very surprising if any of their names are even mentioned.

Jul 08 13:44

Loose Lips Sink Ships: Ukraine Hires PR Firm to Cover Yatsenyuk’s US Visit

The government of Ukraine has hired APCO Worldwide, an independent public relations (PR) consultancy, to help with media coverage during the upcoming visit of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to the United States.

Jul 08 13:41

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

The US government will continue its military intervention in Iraq and Syria indefinitely while ramping up its “counterterrorism” operations both overseas and within the US, President Barack Obama made clear in public remarks at the Pentagon Monday.

Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond in a speech delivered after closed-door meetings with top military officials.

Jul 08 12:12

Clinton Lied About Subpoenas In CNN Interview

Of course, because this is Hillary Clinton we’re talking about, she couldn’t get through even the softest of softball interviews without lying.

“Well, let’s start from the beginning, everything I did was permitted,” Clinton insisted. “There was no law, no regulation, there was nothing that did not give me the full authority to decide how I was going to communicate.”

Perhaps you’ve heard of little things called the Freedom of Information Act and Federal Records Acts? Apparently Hillary Clinton hasn’t. She’s also evidently suffered a convenient attack of amnesia concerning the Obama Administration’s policies about the proper treatment of official correspondence – which is funny, because she was running the show when one of her employees got in hot water for doing the exact same thing. You’d think Keilar would have brought that up, since her network reported on it, but she apparently wasn’t interested in asking Clinton any follow-up questions or pressing her on incorrect statements.

Jul 08 12:11

Hillary Clinton caught in lie: Benghazi committee contradicts claim of no subpoena

The House Select Committee on Benghazi released Wednesday the March 4 subpoena for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails, refuting her claim in a national TV interview that she was never subpoenaed.

Jul 08 11:44

Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare is a good opponent

Clinton, when asked about her e-mail server and erasure, insisted it was all allowed. She denied ever getting a subpoena, a claim the Benghazi select-committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) directly rebutted in a written statement released just after her appearance.

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Jul 08 11:41

The Facts That Gun Grabbers Can’t Wrap Their Minds Around

It seems like there are irreconcilable differences between those who are pro-Second Amendment, and those who advocate gun control, and I think it goes beyond their personal beliefs. They think about the world in fundamentally different ways, which becomes plainly obvious when you see how these two groups compile data on homicides and gun ownership. Let’s take a look at how anti-gun folks see these numbers:

Higher ownership of guns in the United States has been linked to more violent crimes and overall homicides, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University.

I was intrigued when I first read that. I don’t think it would change my overall position on the rights of human beings if this were true, but I’d like to know if the statistics I give readers are true or not, so I decided to read more into this study.

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Jul 08 11:38

Hillary Clinton: “People Should and Do Trust Me”

Below are the highlights pieced together from what has been publicized as the first exclusive one-on-one sit-down interview with Hillary since she announced her presidential run.

It’s painful to watch (and not just because it’s Hillary either). It’s like watching someone full-to-bursting with nearly four decades of lies and scandals try to act like a normal person in under five awkward, cagey, and defensive minutes.

The first cringe-inducer?

When CNN’s Brianna Keilar asks her, “Do you see any role that you’ve had in the sentiment that we’ve seen where people are questioning whether you are trustworthy?”

Hillary responds with that’s just a theme that’s been used against her and her husband for many, many years.

Just a theme used against you guys for many, many years? “Gee, I wonder why that is,” said no one ever (*cough Clinton body count *cough).

Jul 08 10:01

TOP CORRUPT LEADERS IN THE WORLD

Corruption has been the coveted jewel in everybody’s crown since antiquity. Aristotelian philosophy believed that everybody who had power could become corrupt. Nietzsche said that we commit corruption only because there is financial gain. In the 19th century when those that had the power made politics apparently accessible even to the poor by paying politicians a salary in our democracies where already paving the way for their own wealth accumulation. Paying salaries to politicians for the first time so that the wealthy did not have the monopoly of the control of the function of decision making? Were they kidding us back then into believing that politics was democratic? Of course they were pulling the wool over our eyes into making us believe that everybody, whatever their status, would get to govern the country. What they were really doing was making sure that they were able to siphon of the greenbacks from the state, but this time making it look as if it were all above board.

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Corruption has eaten the heart out of alleged representative government here in the US.

We used to be a government of the people by the people and for the people; we are now a goverment of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations which own the American political process as never before.

The Kabuki-like process of elections in this country is a complete farce.

We the People never actually get a real choice in candidates, other than those which the corporations have chosen, because they know those candidates will "deliver" on their agendas.

Remember President Obama saying that he would have "the most transparent administration in history"?!? Wow, did that turn out to be a piece of hypocritical irony, looking at what has happened since President Obama took office.

Look at the secrecy involved in these "fast track" trade agreements, which were corporately purchased through donations to Congressional representatives.

Look at UPIgate; Benghazigate; Fast&Furiousgate; IRSgate; and the continued messes in Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Libya.

Can you possibly tell me, with a straight face, that the actions taken to remedy these issues were done with "transparency"?!?

Thinking people would have to say "no" to this question. In fact," HELL, NO!!" would be a more honest response.

And please don't think I am criticising the Democrats over and above the Republicans: they are equally complicit, for what they have done for their corporate masters, at the expense of their alleged constituents.

Jul 08 09:39

Book: JFK was killed by the CIA, with help from the Pentagon, State Department, and Corporate America

There have been many books written about the assassination of President Kennedy, so many, generating so much bewildering debate, in fact, that many people have given up trying to understand the event and its significance. But despite all that, I want to recommend without reservation this book by a Catholic theologian and peace activist, which is unique in many respects and provides an education that all supporters of peace and progress need as we struggle to overcome the danger of right-wing extremism.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Let us not forget Israel, who wanted Kennedy replaced by Johnson so they could acquire nuclear weapons, and the Federal Reserve, responding to Kennedy's EO11110.

Jul 08 09:24

Sorry, Slate: Oregon Did Put a ‘Gag Order’ on Those Christian Bakers

On Thursday, The Daily Signal published an article about Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian bakers who had refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, to pay the couple $135,000 for “emotional” damages and issuing a gag order against the Kleins.

On Monday, Slate published an article criticizing The Daily Signal’s coverage headlined “No, Oregon Did Not ‘Gag’ That Anti-Gay Bakery.”

While that’s a great, provocative headline, Slate’s headline is simply not true.

Jul 08 09:17

Greece – The Triumph of Democracy – the first day of a New Beginning

Congratulations! – With a resounding “OXI” = “No” – with 61% the Greek rejected the troika imposed austerity. They joined a majority of economists worldwide, including from the IMF, who also know that austerity doesn’t help recovery – and certainly doesn’t wipe out debt, the noose around a country’s neck.

But – what does the decisive no-vote mean for the 39% yes-voters? – Do they want more of austerity? – Hardly. Or were they manipulated with fear-mongering by the mostly privately owned western media, which also dominate Greece?– Blackmailed by the threats of Brussels? – Were they afraid of what’s next? – Western presstitute media propaganda for a “yes” vote, spiked with fear, threats and purposeful confusion was horrendous.

Jul 08 09:14

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

The Greece referendum was a victory, and a victory can do wonders even to wet and wobbling leaders. It would be a shame to cast the pearl of Greece to the banker swine.

How to beat banksters at their own game?

Jul 08 09:13

New York Stock Exchange shut down over tech glitch

The New York Stock Exchange had to shut down trading abruptly shortly before noon Wednesday over what officials said was a technical malfunction that froze computers on the market’s fabled trading floor.

One of the world’s biggest stock exchanges had seen shares trending down throughout the morning because of economic crises in Greece and China, but all trading halted at 11:32 a.m. as data on trades and prices apparently stopped coming into the traders’ computer screens.

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Could this be the start of the virtual 9-11?

The website for the Wall Street Journal was also down for a while!

Jul 08 09:13

VIRTUAL 9-11: Will the US & Israel Hack The US Banking System Computers and Falsely Blame It On Iran (or Syria or Russia or China)?

So what it looks like is being planned, and pre-sold to the American people with all these stories about celebrities' personal information being hacked and made public (an activity that produces no profit for the hackers other than news headlines), and the "Syrian" (nudge nudge wink wink) hack of the AP Twitter feed that shocked the US stock market, is that the US Government will itself take down the US financial computers, and blame it on Iran /Russia/ China/Al Qaeda/Syria/Arabs and others to be named as convenient. This gets Wall Street and Washington DC off the hook, because now the financial melt-down is an act of war, rather than the result of decades of Wall Street crime and corruption and the predations of Private Central Banks.

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Jul 08 08:48

What Financial Crisis? Greek’s Government Electing A New People Anyway

News you’ve not heard from Greece: today (July 7) three parties in the Greek Parliament asked for a delay in new citizenship legislation that will not only legalize about 150,000 immigrants from Asia and Africa—into a Greek population of just 11 million— but will also set the basis for a massive influx of more, because of family reunification rulings.

Jul 08 08:12

Jack Sen - UKIP: Controlled Opposition?

Jack Sen was a United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) prospective Member of Parliament for northern England before being unceremoniously, and quite publicly, suspended by his party one week prior to the General Election for attempting to broach the subjects of indigenous displacement in Britain, and raising the issue of the genocide waged against the Boer people in South Africa. Jack begins with a bit of history on how he became attracted to UKIP in the first place, and explains the series of events leading up to his suspension.

Jul 08 07:16

AP corrects story falsely claiming homosexuality is illegal for Palestinians

Last week, in an article on the controversial rainbow flag mural a Palestinian artist painted on Israel’s apartheid wall, the Associated Press made this claim: “A 1951 Jordanian law banning homosexual acts remains in effect in the West Bank, as does a ban in Gaza passed by British authorities in 1936.”

In fact, there is no law in the West Bank, or in Jordan, that bans sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex.

Jul 08 06:56

We Built Their Death Squads: ISIS's Bizarre Origin Story

ISIS -- the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is one of the least funny organizations on the planet. From child trafficking to attempted genocide, everything they touch turns into a big steaming pile of tragedy. Things seem to be going pretty well for them, too. The West's new boogeymen captured the city of Ramadi, Iraq, last month, and they appear to be drawing in new recruits slightly faster than American airstrikes can kill them.

But, the truly scary thing is that they seem to have just popped into existence overnight. How many of you had never even heard the term "ISIS" before last year? How is such a spontaneous mass of organized terror even possible? We were wondering that, too, so we sat down with a few people who were on the ground in Iraq during ISIS's real-life supervillain origin story. We learned that, if we're not the father of ISIS, the United States is at least some sort of uncle.

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