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Jan 23 06:05

Read The Letter That The LAPD Arrested Two Concerned Black Mothers For "DARING" To Deliver

Meet Sha Dixon with 'Black Lives Matter L.A.,' who was arrested at LAPD Headquarters last week while trying to deliver a letter to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. LibertyFight.com is proud to present our exclusive interview with Ms. Dixon, along with a copy of the letter she was trying to deliver.

Jan 22 23:43

“Je Suis Donetsk”: Ukraine Army Attacks Bus and Trolley in Center of Donetsk. 13 Killed including Children

The terrorist strike on the bus shown above claimed the lives of 13-15 people including children. There are reported to be over 20 other critically injured, many with blast amputations. The driver of a car next to the blast burnt to death. The blast was large enough to blowout 2nd story windows in an apartment across from it and stopped the clock at 8:30.

Jan 22 23:34

State of the Union 2015: Lethal, Predatory, Delusional

Washington can muster no response, except war. Neither can it maintain living standards for the vast majority of its own people.

Jan 22 23:31

Lessons that Hollande failed to learn from Bush’s blunders

French President Francios Hollande seems to be borrowing the same costly policies that were implemented by former US President George W Bush after the deadly attacks of September 11.

Jan 22 23:25

Congress Seeks Netanyahu’s Direction

Conservative Pat Buchanan once got in trouble by calling Capitol Hill “Israeli occupied territory,” but even he might not imagine what’s happening now – with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to address a joint session of Congress to decry President Obama’s foreign policy.

Jan 22 23:19

eBay To Lay Off 2,400, Could Split Into Three Parts

A PayPal spinoff isn’t enough for eBay — the company now plans to lay off thousands of workers and split off yet another independent company as its auction site suffers.

eBay announced Wednesday afternoon that it would slash 2,400 jobs, about 7 percent of its global workforce, as it struggles to bounce back from a cyberattack that forced all users to reset their passwords

Jan 22 23:17

US Spying in Germany – With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

A German spy employed by Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) was arrested in Berlin in early July 2014. He was charged with handing out the top secret documents to foreign secret services, namely the CIA. A few days later it was announced that German law enforcement agencies began searching for another US spy that had been stealing information from The Federal Ministry of Defence.

The general secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Yasmin Fahimi called for the adoption of a list of “effective countermeasures” that would allow Germany to protect its national secrets from being stolen by Washington. Speaking on national TV Yasmin Fahimi said that: “We are not yet another banana republic.”

Jan 22 23:16

The strategy behind Israel’s attack on Iran and Hizballah

Israel has good reason to fear that the Lebanese militia Hizballah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will seek dramatic revenge for the killing of 12 senior figures from the two organisations in an air strike in Syria on Sunday.

Jan 22 23:10

What’s Going on With the Volcanoes?

There are 41 volcanoes around the planet that are actively erupting at this moment. Some are experiencing their largest eruptions in decades.

Jan 22 23:09

“The ISIS Leader Does Not Exist”: The US Military’s Stunning Conspiracy Theory Emerges from the Archives

As The New York Times exposed in 2007, Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi, the titular head of the Islamic State, according to Brigadier General Kevin Bergner – the chief American military spokesman at the time – never existed (and was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima).

Jan 22 23:02

Americans at Risk: Obama Is Destroying America’s Ability to Win World War III

In our post-Vietnam era, America vowed to never under appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women in uniform make whose service keeps us safe. However, the nation’s undying gratitude seems to be evaporating. Since Obama has become President, the military has suffered through several years of staggering cuts in funding and tens of thousands of military personnel have been shown the door. Many of these cuts are being visited upon military personnel who were near retirement. After 13 years of being embroiled in war, many soldiers feel that that military has been set adrift and lost all direction and purpose. Upon further examination, it is clear that Obama’s mission with regard to our military is to dismantle and destroy its fighting effectiveness, bit by bit.

Jan 22 22:52

Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah DEAD, time for revolution?

While undergoing treatment

Jan 22 21:31

Oklahoma Bill Would Put An End To Marriage Licenses

Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, has filed a bill that would put an end to marriage licenses in the state. Under his plan, a religious official would sign a couple’s marriage certificate, which would then be filed with the court clerk.

Jan 22 18:26

Blogger who uncovered GOP leader's white supremacist ties had home Internet lines cut

Earlier this month, Lamar White, Jr. woke up to discover his Internet connection wasn't working. He had just gotten a new cable box installed at his Dallas, Texas, home and figured his lines should still be in ship shape because it hadn't been long since they were last checked.

Jan 22 18:26

Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income and working-class patients. Now, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says hospitals could be breaking the law by suing these patients and docking their pay. And he wants some answers.

Jan 22 18:19

Police union to state lawmakers: Don't mess with no knock warrants

Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit.
Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first.

Jan 22 18:18

The Cop Who Choked Eric Garner to Death Won't Have to Pay a Dime in Damages

When police officers kill unarmed citizens they are rarely charged, let alone convicted of a crime. The victims' families often turn to civil complaints against the police, as is currently the case in New York City, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, where wrongful death and other civil rights claims filed in the wake of officer-involved killings could result in payouts tallying in the millions of dollars. Still, the police officers involved are likely to suffer no financial pain. That's because in the vast majority of such cases, whether they are settled or go to court, the officers don't pay a dime.

Jan 22 17:54

Congress invites Netanyahu to rebut Obama on Iran, and White House slams ‘breach of protocol’

And on MSNBC today, Noga Tarnopolsky in Jerusalem says that Boehner and Netanyahu were “negotiating behind President Obama’s back” to bring off the invitation.

Boehner’s actual invitation sent out this morning says Netanyahu is being invited by the “bipartisan leadership” of the Senate and House. Says Scott McConnell of Netanyahu’s visit to Congress: “The only question will be how many standing ovations will he receive? I think he had 29 last time around. Should we set up a betting pool on it?”

Jan 22 16:47

Free Speech Endangered: ‘Anonymous’ Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced for Exposing Gov’t Corruption

The case of Barrett Brown, alleged to have been a spokesperson for Anonymous and accused of being less than a (First Amendment protected) journalist, remains an important case for free speech in the age of mass surveillance, vigilante hacking, reckless and unconstitutional activities by tech firms tied to government and corporate interests.

Hanging in the balance of this and other related cases is the semblance of freedom that society is to have in the information age.

Public awareness and citizen outrage, along with the facts of the case, likely reduced Brown’s sentence to 63 months, with 30 months served, after he initially faced 105 years in prison under charges that interpreted his behavior in the worst possible light – the same light that has generally been cast upon all dissidents, activists and so-called “extremists” in the age of the Internet, that of a potential terrorist, and a menace and danger to society.

Jan 22 16:16

Journalist Barrett Brown Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison; Read his Speech Here

Justin King
Activist Post

Persecuted journalist Barrett Brown plans to use his opportunity to address the court at his sentencing to continue to defend his colleagues that are also being persecuted. The government extorted a guilty plea from him by threatening 105 years in prison: he’s currently facing around eight. All indications are that he signed a non-cooperating plea deal in which he admits only his role.

As Barrett Brown joins the ranks of America’s other political prisoners, the American people need to review his words and ask themselves if this is actually the government they want. Do they want to live in a society where journalists are targeted by federal agents simply because they revealed the truth? A society where the government exercises so much control over the corporate media, that the fifth estate remains silent, while one of their own is carted off to prison?

There isn’t much that can be added to Brown’s statement...

Jan 22 16:05

Sony hack: One Direction, David Bowie, Adele and more threatened as hackers 'plan to leak personal emails'

One Direction, David Bowie and Adele were last night bracing themselves for embarrassing details being leaked online after North Korean hackers threatened to publish a string of emails.

Why would North Korean hackers feel the need to threaten to leak the data? Its content is of no consequence to them. They can't financially benefit from it, and they would probably suffer a severe case of lead poisoning for giving advanced notice of the leak. The words "inside job" spring to mind.

Jan 22 15:57

The Dire State of Our Nation (What You Won’t Hear from the Politicians) By John W. Whitehead

snip: Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice. The courts were established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet the courts increasingly march in lockstep with the police state, while concerned themselves primarily with advancing the government’s agenda, no matter how unjust or illegal.

Americans have no protection against police abuse. It is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. What is increasingly common, however, is the news that the officers involved in these incidents get off with little more than a slap on the hands.

If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. This is true, whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, or bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities. Rubbing salt in the wound, even monetary awards in lawsuits against government officials who are found guilty of wrongdoing are paid by the taxpayer.

Americans are powerless in the face of militarized police. In early America, government agents were not permitted to enter one’s home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And citizens could resist arrest when a police officer tried to restrain them without proper justification or a warrant. Daring to dispute a warrant with a police official today who is armed with high-tech military weapons would be nothing short of suicidal. Moreover, as police forces across the country continue to be transformed into extensions of the military, Americans are finding their once-peaceful communities transformed into military outposts, complete with tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield.

Jan 22 15:53

Je suis Charlie or Je suis Hypocrite?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, social media was filled with predictable tag lines, hashtags, and memes. It was the result of a general public who had briefly tuned in to current events or the fact that there was a country outside of their own expressing “sympathy and solidarity” with the victims of the terrorist attack. All this proved, however, was that the culture creation machine was well at work at producing feel good messages and that a simple Tweet was quite enough to make the majority of people contented that they had done their patriotic duty.

Critical thinking? Not necessary...

Jan 22 15:40

Goldman Sachs 'duped Libya out of oil cash'

Investment bank facing claims it duped officials into investing £800m by plying them with girls, parties and luxury trips.

Jan 22 15:35

Libyan Fighters Seize Benghazi Branch of Central Bank

Fighters for one of the factions battling for control of Libya seized the Benghazi branch of the country’s central bank on Thursday, threatening to set off an armed scramble for the bank’s vast stores of money and gold, and cripple one of the last functioning institutions in the country.

Jan 22 15:06

Oh how much these Poles hate Russia...

Asked on Polish radio on Wednesday why Putin was not invited to the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Foreign Minister of Poland, Grzegorz Schetyna, declared: "The 1st Ukrainian front and Ukrainians liberated [the concentration camp], as on that January day there were Ukrainian soldiers, so they opened the gates of the camp".

Jan 22 14:56

The ISIS comedy continues…

Much of the Western world has reluctantly signed up with America’s counterfeit crusade against the radical group. And now Japan has been suckered into the madness...

One can’t help but laugh at the way in which our loathsome leaders try to pull the wool over our eyes time and again.

These cowards in high places have resorted to fantastical lies and clownish frauds to keep us complacent and ignorant.

This latest chicanery should make you grin.

Just hours after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an “anti-terrorism” pact with Israel and pledged $200 million towards the anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States, ISIS released a video threatening to kill two Japanese hostages.

The infamous British-accented Islamic State fighter, who allegedly beheaded a string of hostages over recent months including American photojournalist James Foley, appears in a new video demanding a ransom of $200 million in exchange for the release of the two Japanese captives.

Jan 22 14:53

Dr. Kevin Barrett Responds To ADL 'Anti-Semitic' Hebdo Smears

"Today, being attacked by the ADL – one of the most important propaganda units of the Israeli Mossad – is widely viewed as an honor somewhere between winning a Pulitizer and Nobel Prize. I wonder if Abe Foxman would pay for my travel to their convention to make an acceptance speech?"

Jan 22 14:53

The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby

As the hardly left-leaning Thomas Friedman has explained, even espousing the U.S. State Department’s official policy that settlements are illegal and East Jerusalem is an occupied city can stop a career before it starts.

Veteran CNN journalist Jim Clancy’s resignation this week is one of the odder media fallouts from the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack. On January 7, Clancy got into a late night Twitter spat regarding the French satirical magazine with online adversaries. When he told them they were ganging up on him and practicing “hasbara,” the Hebrew word for “explaining” that describes pro-Israel advocacy often at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they lashed back as if the term were libelous.

Jan 22 14:49

“Civilization” of the Neocons

The power of the msm – in combination with the brainless masses works wonders.

Imagine – a bunch of French, CIA and Mossad special forces, one of them or a combination of the three, attack a racist, Moslem-insulting publisher in Paris and a kosher supermarket at another end of town – killing altogether 17 people, notwithstanding the ‘suicide’ of the French police chief in charge of investigating the atrocity.

A million and a half people in Paris take to the streets – about 6 million throughout Europe – all screaming or carrying posters with a maddening, inexplicable “Je Suis Charlie” – depicting an utterly brainwashed mindset, brainwashed for decades with Washington directed mind control.

Jan 22 14:48

Ukraine and Russia agree dividing line for pulling back heavy weapons

Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on Wednesday a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons, just hours after separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine.

Let's see who is the first to break this agreement. My money is on Kiev, given their form to date.

Jan 22 14:38

EU foreign ministers discuss attacks on democratic rights, provocations against Russia

The deliberately engendered atmosphere of fear and hysteria is being used to implement anti-democratic measures increasing the repressive powers of the state. The foreign ministers discussed greater sharing of passenger flight data within the EU, the re-introduction of border checks, and proposals to withdraw passports and identity cards from EU citizens considered “public threats.”

Jan 22 14:17

The Intimidation of Greek Voters by MARK WEISBROT

snip: Syriza, led by the popular and charismatic Alexis Tsipras, is not threatening to leave the euro but promises to renegotiate Greece’s unsustainable debt. Syriza also calls for reversing Greece’s devastating austerity policies, imposed by the European authorities, which have brought the country 6 years of depression and more than 25 percent unemployment.

Jan 22 14:06

Prince Andrew Speaks to Sex Slave Allegations at Davos…Or Does He? Where’s the Denial, Andy?

Meanwhile in the past few days, the media blew up once again with stories that the prince would directly address the charges at his keynote speech opening the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“The Duke is hosting an event for entrepreneurs… and is understood to have decided that the ongoing controversy will be an ‘elephant in the room’ if he does not tackle it head-on… Buckingham Palace has invited a TV cameraman, a photographer and a reporter to record what would be his first public comments about the saga since it began at the start of the month,” The Telegraph reported.

Below is video of the Prince’s “tackling” the controversy at Davos.

Notice anything…missing?

You know, like perhaps the whole tackling part?

Jan 22 13:58

Baseless Accusations of Russian Troops in Ukraine by Stephen Lendman

snip: In his State of the Union address, Obama accused Russia of "aggression" in Ukraine.

Earlier he said it's "provable" that "Russian combat forces and tanks" moved into Ukraine. "(W)ith Russian weapons and Russian tanks."

"(T)hese are the facts. They are provable. They're not subject to dispute." No proof whatever was presented. Not earlier. Not now. Now exists.

No Russian combat troops operate in Ukraine. Nor is Moscow supplying Donbas freedom fighters with weapons.

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Jan 22 13:56

Pope Francis on Blowback: "If My Good Friend Insults My Mother, He'll Get Punched For It! This Is Normal!"

During a Q&A on a Papal Flight last week, Pope Francis was asked about freedom of speech and showing respect to various religions. He replied "It is true one cannot respond violently, but if my good friend Dr. Gasbarri here insults my mother, he’ll get punched for it! This is normal! It is normal. We cannot provoke others, we cannot insult their faith, we cannot mock their faith... All those people who belittle religions, who mock them, who "toy with" other people's religion, they antagonize others and what happens to Dr. Gasbarri if he says something against my mother can happen to them. There is a limit. Every religion has dignity, every religion which respects human life, the human person. I cannot mock it. This is a limit."

Jan 22 13:53

Israeli State Terror the Root Cause of Palestinian Blowback by Stephen Lendman

snip: Lone wolf Palestinian retaliatory attacks followed Operation Protective Edge. Israeli state terror.

Cold, calculated, premeditated aggression. Murdering over 2,200 Palestinians. Injuring another 11,000.

Many maimed for life. Thousands of Gazan children survivors traumatized. Many lost both parents.

Dozens of Palestinian families were slaughtered entirely. Around 80% of Gazan casualties were noncombatant men, women, children, infants and the disabled.

Israel considers them legitimated targets. In gross violation of fundamental international law.

Palestinians are automatically called terrorists. In violent incidents involving them and Jews.

Even when Israeli security forces initiate attacks. Israel calls state terrorism self-defense. Legitimate Palestinian resistance is called terrorism.

Jan 22 13:49

America's Abysmal State by Stephen Lendman

snip: Democracy is a convenient illusion. Money-controlled duopoly power runs things. Popular interests go begging.

Wars on humanity continue. Expect more of the same ahead. Obama's claim about "respect(ing) human dignity" flies in the face of reality.

So is his Big Lie about "prohibit(ing) torture…" It continues on his watch. At US global black sites. Out of sight and mind.

Guantanamo the ugly tip of the iceberg. A previous article called it a symbol of America's depravity.

"…I've…ma(de) sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained," said Obama.

Drone killings on his watch exceed all his predecessors combined. The vast majority of victims are noncombatant civilians. Murdered in cold blood.

No "constraints" whatever exist. State terrorism is official US policy. War on humanity persists. Threatening to destroy it altogether.

Jan 22 13:01

Judge sentences journalist Barrett Brown to 5 years prison in obstruction case

Barrett Lancaster Brown, 33, appeared in a Dallas courtroom on Thursday for sentencing in connection to a cyber attack against a Texas-based government think tank and obstruction of justice.

Brown was arrested in late 2012 after he threatened a federal law enforcement officer in a video posted to the website YouTube. The threat emerged months after federal investigators executed a search warrant on his apartment for information on activities by the online hacking groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

Jan 22 12:44

'Whistleblowers persecuted & prosecuted for exposing illegality' - Snowden's lawyer

Jesselyn Radack, 2011 Sam Adams Award winner & the attorney of Edward Snowden & Bill Binney, tells about her experience.

Jan 22 12:38

Freedom of Speech? Boston Mayor Bans Bad Mouthing of Olympics, as Facebook Will Filter Out “Fake News”

If you’re a Boston city employee, there’s now an official decree: don’t badmouth the Olympics.

Documents obtained by the Globe through a public records request to City Hall show Mayor Martin J. Walsh has signed a formal agreement with the United States Olympic Committee that bans city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The “joinder agreement” forbids the city of Boston and its employees from making any written or oral statements that “reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation” of the International Olympic Committee, the USOC, or the Olympic Games.

So supporting the Olympics is now a matter of national security. How cute.

Jan 22 11:38

FIFA generated more than $4 billion in sales from the 2014 World Cup, and is Giving Brazil $100 Million After The Country Spent $15 Billion On The World Cup

Football's world governing body FIFA said Tuesday it had set up a $100 million World Cup Legacy Fund for Brazil, aimed at sports facilities, youth and women's football, and medical and health projects.

Jan 22 11:37

Pirate party founder: 'Online voting? Would you want 4chan to decide your government?'

In 2012, a contest for US schools to win a gig by Taylor Swift was hijacked by members of the 4chan website, who piled ?on its online vote in an attempt to send the pop star to a school for deaf children.

Jan 22 11:26

Training equipment blamed for scare

Training equipment left on a Sydney ferry has been blamed for sparking a security scare at Sydney's Circular Quay.

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"So THAT'S where we left it!!!"

Jan 22 11:26

Iran leader message to the youth in Europe and North America

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America.

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful

To the Youth in Europe and North America,

The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.

Jan 22 11:05

Zimbabwe gives white farmers 90 days to vacate farms in latest land grabs.

White former farmers should be given 90 days to vacate their farms if the land they occupy has been allocated to a black person to avoid legal battles, the Zimbabwean government has reportedly said.

Jan 22 11:04

Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands: "Reid then emerges from the vehicle raising his hands, which appear to be empty. As he steps out, the officers fire at least six shots, killing him."

With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark night. But things suddenly turned tense when one of the officers warned his partner that he could see a gun in the glove compartment.

Jan 22 10:29

Gas now cheaper than soda and sparkling water

It's amazing that Americans are willing to pay more for soft drinks than gas

Jan 22 10:20

Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

Jan 22 10:10

US, Cuba seek to reopen embassies in historic talks

Cuban officials sat down Thursday with the highest-level US delegation to visit Havana in 35 years for landmark talks on reopening embassies and thawing long frozen ties.
US assistant secretary of state Roberta Jacobson, the most senior US official on the communist-ruled island since 1980, led the American delegation as the Cold War-era rivals opened a second day of meetings.

Jan 22 10:10

Vindicated: Gladio B, Paris Terror & ISIS Fakery Admitted

Jay Dyer
Activist Post

Sibel Edmonds has done extensive research on Gladio B and has recently made connections between it and Paris evident in her new interview with James Corbett. What comes to the fore is Turkey’s role in training, arming and exporting radical Islamists. Training took place within the NATO domain, in Turkey and Jordan, whereas the New York Times’ report whitewashes it as petty criminals and illegal immigration int China.

Edmonds projects this region to be the next Ukraine, as this area forms what Pepe Escobar terms, “Pipelinestan.” The “democracy” exporting NGOs will now bring weaponized “freedom,” of course. Sound familiar?...

Jan 22 08:49

This man will go to jail for 6 months if he doesn’t remove a windmill from his own property

Jay owns a company called Go Green Energy, which sells wind turbines in other areas of Minnesota

Jan 22 08:42

BEX Alert - "Putin playing with fire in Europe: Brzezinski"

US foreign policy pundit Zbigniew Brzezinski says Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing with fire in Europe, adding that the United States and its allies should deploy troops to the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to stop Russia from capturing them.

Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that Putin might attempt to take over Baltic countries in a sudden attack. . .

. . . "And then we'll say how horrible, how shocking, how outrageous. But, of course, we can't do anything about it," said the Polish American geostrategist, the author of The Grand Chessboard.

Brzezinski also called on Washington to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to deter Russia.

Jan 22 08:41

REMEMBER THE NYPD ‘CANNIBAL COP’? HE’S BACK WITH AN ONLINE DATING PROFILE

Former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle was accused of plotting to kidnap, murder, cook and eat women. But he was released from jail last July even with all of the online documentation of his cannibal plots. Once his conviction was overturned, he apparently got right to work on setting up a new Match.com profile, asking for a “non-judgmental” woman, according to the New York Post.

Jan 22 08:37

OAKLAND POLICE PROVIDE PROOF THAT LICENSE PLATE READERS ARE CREATING A DATABASE OF AMERICANS

Since May 2013, EFF and the ACLU have been engaged in a legal battle with two Los Angeles law enforcement agencies who are refusing to hand over a week’s worth of ALPR data. San Diego County, another jurisdiction, has fought efforts by citizens to obtain access to data that law enforcement has collected on them using ALPRs. Both claim that the records are exempted under the California Public Records Act because they are records of law enforcement investigations. The agencies also argue the public interest in maintaining secrecy in ALPR data outweighs the public interest in learning how and where ALPR systems are being used.

Jan 22 08:24

Elizabeth Warren: "Trickle-down was nothing more than the politics of helping the rich-and-powerful get richer and more powerful, and it cut the legs out from under America's middle class."

Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at the AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages. The text of Senator Warren's remarks as prepared for delivery follows.

Jan 22 08:22

EUROPOL 'TO BE GIVEN NEW INTERNET WATCHDOG POWERS

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The EU is planning to give Europe’s police intelligence agency, Europol, new powers to become a European internet watchdog and censor, according to a secret policy document. The measures also include controls to have internet content removed as a key part of a Europe-wide response to terrorism after the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

Jan 22 08:06

DEFLATE-GATE: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

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And why is this the top non-stop story on FOX News right now? What are we being distracted from?

Jan 22 07:52

12 signs that the economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs

The gravy train is over for oil workers

Jan 22 07:41

Boehner out Zios Obama by inviting Netanyahu to lecture Congress

Make no mistake, Obama has been a very Zio president. Even before day one. During twenty-two days immediately prior to his first inauguration, he was silent but deadly while the Israelis maimed and massacred thousands of Gazans in “Operation Cast Lead.” Had he simply raised his voice, he could have saved countless lives.

Jan 22 07:22

Decades after Auschwitz, past horrors haunt a Polish town

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Note: Here comes the holocau$t card. For one thing crematoriums don't have glowing fires. The dead at Auschwitz was changed from 4 million to 1.5 million to 700K. All lies.

Jan 22 07:22

The Swiss will not have more EU QE

In the ridiculous charade that passes for the foreign exchange currency markets, the ease upon which a 39% spike in the Swiss Franc to the EU has most financial journalist puzzled.

Jan 22 07:02

‘Selma’ 4-minute music video: Glory, when the war is won

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Selma (my review here) artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution.

Selma’s music video of John Legend’s lyrics (below) with Common’s performance powerfully communicates the ideals, work, and promise from yesterday and today.

Today, among ~100 crucial areas of public importance, activists have irrefutably objective and independently verifiable facts that easily explain, document, and prove US history of:

Unlawful Wars of Aggression based on easily-provable lies (here, here, here, here),
Bankster-looting economics (here, here, here, here, here),
Lying sacks of spin corporate media that “cover” the crimes, including the US government’s assassination of Martin King as proved in the King Family civil trial.

Jan 22 06:11

Journalist Educated to Lie and Betray - Confession and Book

, "Bought Journalists", reveals his insight as working in Europe in the journalism industry. He asserts that he has been bribed by western influences like the CIA to promote their propaganda.

Jan 22 06:07

The next industrial revolution

3D printing

Jan 22 00:25

Obama’s State of Delusion

The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday—presenting an America of rising living standards and a booming economy, capped by his declaration that the “shadow of crisis has passed”—is perhaps matched only in its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.

Jan 22 00:02

The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby

As the hardly left-leaning Thomas Friedman has explained, even espousing the U.S. State Department’s official policy that settlements are illegal and East Jerusalem is an occupied city can stop a career before it starts.

Veteran CNN journalist Jim Clancy’s resignation this week is one of the odder media fallouts from the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack. On January 7, Clancy got into a late night Twitter spat regarding the French satirical magazine with online adversaries. When he told them they were ganging up on him and practicing “hasbara,” the Hebrew word for “explaining” that describes pro-Israel advocacy often at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they lashed back as if the term were libelous.

Jan 21 23:58

The ISIS comedy continues…

ISIS’s string pullers in Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to drag the whole world into their farcical stage-play. Thanks to a slew of ‘beheading videos’ and contrived ‘terror incidents’ that struck a number of Western capitals in recent months, much of the Western world has reluctantly signed up with America’s counterfeit crusade against the radical group.

Jan 21 23:32

Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks

In an atmosphere of fear after the deadly attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, officials in the European Union are proposing an array of anti-terror initiatives, including new surveillance laws that would give security agencies greater access to personal data.

Jan 21 23:20

5 Years after Citizens United, Democracy Is for Sale

This week, Republican presidential hopefuls like Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul will travel to an exclusive resort near Palm Springs, Florida to kiss the rings of David and Charles Koch.

The New York Times calls it the "Koch primary."

Jan 21 23:10

After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian antiterror law

After a cabinet meeting yesterday morning at the Elysée presidential palace, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a draconian new antiterror law.

Jan 21 19:59

8 American History Books That Will Blow Your Mind

It should come as no surprise that the history we are exposed to in school is bland, awkward, and sterile. The people who are directly responsible for building the world we live in today, have been rendered into stereotypes and two-bit characters. Their stories have been filtered down to a series of quotes and dates to be memorized by students, while their incredible true lives are left in the shadows of history, never to be seen or heard from again.

Jan 21 19:56

If the SHTF We’re Screwed

The ‘fend for yourself‘ ideal that made this country great left at about the same time as the manufacturing industries we were once famous for.

Jan 21 19:51

Peter Boehringer – This is Suspicious to Say the Least – Show Me the GOLD!

With all of this going on in our world, why is the gold price not on a rocket to the moon?

Jan 21 19:47

12 Signs That the Economy Is Really Starting to Bleed Oil Patch Jobs

The gravy train is over for oil workers. All over North America, people that felt very secure about their jobs just a few weeks ago are now getting pink slips. There are even some people that I know personally that this has happened to. The economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs, and as long as the price of oil stays down at this level the job losses are going to continue.

Jan 21 19:46

How Do You Unmanipulate a Manipulated Economy?

The reality is that the U.S. economy remains a manipulated mess that is dependent on monetary and statistical manipulation.

Jan 21 19:40

Head of IT Companies Monitoring Pentagon, FBI, NSA and Army Presumed Dead After Suspicious Fire

In the vein of all the suicided bankers, here’s another mysterious death connected to some pretty high places.

Jan 21 19:08

Ferguson Cop To Face No Civil Rights Charges, DoJ Recommends

Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.

Jan 21 19:02

The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby

Charlie Hebdo Paris attack. On January 7, Clancy got into a late night Twitter spat regarding the French satirical magazine with online adversaries. When he told them they were ganging up on him and practicing “hasbara,” the Hebrew word for “explaining” that describes pro-Israel advocacy often at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they lashed back as if the term were libelous.

Jan 21 19:00

Supreme Court Rules On Whether Prisons Can Deny Muslim Prisoner’s Right to Grow a Beard

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that Arkansas must allow a Muslim prisoner to grow a beard that he says his religion requires.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the court, said Arkansas prison officials had violated a federal law passed to protect religious practices from policies set by state and local officials.

Jan 21 19:00

What This Professor Just Said About White Students, Blacks And Women Is DESPICABLE!

In a panel of all women held at Dalhousie University to discuss misogyny, they came up with some pretty whacked out suggestions on how to deal with what they perceive is happening in classrooms.

Jan 21 18:59

Applauding Israel’s Transgressions

On the one side you have the Syrian Government of Bashar Al Assad backed by Hezbollah and Iran, while on the other you have a who’s who of the region’s nastiest terrorists; from the mismatched posses of Islamic extremists fighting under the Islamic Army moniker, to ISIS and Al Nusra Front, backed by the deep-pocketed Gulf monarchies along with Erdogan’s Turkey and the U.S., with Netanyahu’s Israel added to the mix for good measure. Talk about a true rogues gallery.

Jan 21 18:32

World Economic Forum 2015: Global Governance In a World of Resistance

The annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, bring together thousands of the world’s top corporate executives, bankers and financiers with leading heads of state, finance and trade ministers, central bankers and policymakers from dozens of the world’s largest economies; the heads of all major international organizations including the IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Bank for International Settlements, UN, OECD and others, as well as hundreds of academics, economists, political scientists, journalists, cultural elites and occasional celebrities.

Jan 21 17:40

Russian Food Price Inflation Reaches Up to 150%

A four-day sweep that began on Tuesday has already discovered price rises of 10 to 150 percent on basic foodstuffs, including meat, fish, milk and potatoes, the agency’s spokeswoman Marina Gridneva told journalists on Wednesday, news agency TASS reported.

Jan 21 17:13

Conspiracy? What Happened to David Crowley ?

David Crowley, the writer and independent film director of Gray State, was found dead of gunshot wounds along with his wife and 5-year old daughter by a neighbor on January 17th. Screenwriter David Crowley, age 29, along with Komel, his 28-year old wife, had not been heard from since Christmas.

Crowley was an independent film producer and writer. Gray State, his movie trailer on utube, had over one millions views as of today. The movie trailer cost $6,000. David Crowley died before he could raise the funds to produce the full feature film.

David Crowley, an Army veteran, said on a Alex Jones interview in 2012 that the film will not portray the military as an evil force but will take place after a societal collapse. Think FEMA camps, martial law, guillotines, revolution, mind control and you’re in the right ballpark.

There’s no information on whether a treatment and screen play was completed. Many of his followers believe that he and his family were murdered in cold blood.

Jan 21 16:52

Interpol: Allowing Citizens to Carry Guns in Public Is Most Effective Way to Prevent Terror Attacks Interpol: Allowing Citizens to Carry Guns in Public Is Most Effective Way to Prevent Terror Attacks

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

Jan 21 16:27

How The World's Billionaires Stay Safe In Davos: "It Feels Like Half The Swiss Army Is Here"

With the western world facing high terror alerts, the biggest meeting of top CEOs and world leaders comes at a delicate time. As Bloomberg's Tom Gibson exclaims in this brief clip, "it feels like half the Swiss army is here," but officials play down the security presence as 'business as usual'. With a special no-fly-zone and snipers overhead, Davos is protected by 3,000 military personnel for these few days...

Jan 21 15:43

Darren Wilson will not face federal charges for killing Michael Brown: report

The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Jan 21 15:38

All Eyes on Europe: Massive Money-Printing Unleashed!

Europe is on fire and the European Central Bank has just the solution: More Money-Printing!

Jan 21 15:29

Profound Stupidity: Vigilante Attacks Concealed Carry Permit Holder...for Being Armed

What would you do if you were entering a store and saw a person concealing a handgun under their coat in the parking lot?

Would you panic?

Would you confront that person?

Would you call 911, or contact that store's security guard?

Yesterday, Clarence Daniels, 62, went to Walmart to buy coffee creamer for his wife. Before he entered the store, he grabbed his gun from his car and placed it in his hip holster under his coat.

Michael Foster, being the apparent diligent citizen that he is, saw Daniels arm himself and decided to take action.

And by take action, I mean "go all vigilante".

Jan 21 14:45

Justice Dept. working to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges: report

The Justice Department will likely not bring any civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Jan 21 14:01

Central bank prophet fears QE warfare pushing world financial system out of control

The economic prophet who foresaw the Lehman crisis with uncanny accuracy is even more worried about the world’s financial system going into 2015.

Jan 21 12:48

Russian Foreign Minister: Efforts to Isolate Russia Will Not Succeed

Russian FM kicks off annual press conference by reiterating President Putin's statement: "Isolationism policies will not work"

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held his annual end-of-year press conference in Moscow. Fielding questions from reporters for over two hours, the country’s top diplomat spoke about the situations in Ukraine, Syria and Russia’s relations with the West.

More than 370 journalists, including three journalists from Ukraine, were accredited, and the conference was broadcasted online in Russian, English and French on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Jan 21 12:41

The Public Domain Project

Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
Completely free & made available by Pond5.

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While some of the content is free, some is not, so be careful.

Jan 21 12:16

>Rand Paul: "Don't like what you heard from @BarackObama in the #SOTU? Contribute now to me!"

Moments after soliciting donations, Paul tweeted "There's more to life than politics. Blessed to be able to help people by practicing medicine. Happy #NationalHugDay." Say what you will about Rand, but this guy is actually very entertaining. ;-)

Jan 21 12:12

Samsung Responds to Privacy Concerns Over TVs Recording “Personal” Conversations

Samsung has responded to privacy concerns over its warning that voice recognition software used in the company’s line of smart TVs is being used to record “personal” conversations and send them to third parties.

Jan 21 12:00

Obama Invites Illegal Alien to Be Guest of Honor at SOTU

Ana Zamora, who came to the United States illegally, is among the 22 people selected to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address.

Jan 21 11:54

“According to the study, in 2015 the poorest fifth of Americans will pay on average 10.9 percent of their income in state and local taxes, the middle fifth will pay 9.4 percent and the top 1 percent will average 5.4 percent.”

Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed “poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return.”

Jan 21 11:54

Importance of being Syria’s Assad

President Bashar al-Assad whom the US regarded all through to be “ a huge part of the problem, may also now be part of the solution”

On the other hand, the latest reports from Saudi Arabia show Crown Prince huddled with a delegation of American senators led by John McCain to discuss the Pentagon plan to arm and train the Syrian rebels. It seems for a moment that the ‘regime change’ agenda in Syria is back on the front burner of the Obama administration’s Middle East policies.

However, that will be overlooking the remarks by US secretary of state John Kerry on Wednesday voicing support for the Russian efforts to kick start negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition figures in Moscow as well as de Mistura’s efforts for an Aleppo ceasefire.

Jan 21 11:38

Former Facebook president kicks in $250K to gun control campaign

Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker ponied up $250,000 for the Bloomberg-backed gun control push on expanded background checks in Nevada.

Jan 21 11:26

Israel Bombs Syria, Kills Top Iranian General and Top Hezbollah Commander

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another brazen attack on national sovereignty and human rights, Israel has once again launched a bombing mission onto Syrian soil in defense of death squads and terrorists that it has been supporting – along with the United States, France, and the UK (NATO) – since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.

Some reports attribute the attack to missiles fired from helicopters while others suggest that the attack took place using Israeli drones...

Jan 21 11:24

New Study: Monsanto’s Herbicide Chemical Damages DNA

A new peer-reviewed scientific study has found that soybean workers exposed to glyphosate suffer from DNA damage and elevated cell death. Adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T) are the components of nucleic acid that make up DNA, and biotech is making these important parts of our biology a mash-up that no sane person would ever want to experience.

Jan 21 11:15

Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire

In Nazi Germany, there was an anti-Semitic weekly newspaper called Der Stürmer.

Run by Julius Streicher, it was notorious for being one of the most virulent advocates of the persecution of Jews during the 1930s.

What everybody remembers about Der Stürmer was its morbid caricatures of Jews, the people who were facing widespread discrimination and persecution during the era.

Its depictions endorsed all of the common stereotypes about Jews – a hook nose, lustful, greedy.

“Let’s say, … amidst all of this death and destruction, two young Jews barged into the headquarters of the editorial offices of Der Stürmer, and they killed the staff for having humiliated them, degraded them, demeaned them, insulted them,” queried Norman Finkelstein, a professor of political science and author of numerous books including “The Holocaust Industry” and “Method and Madness.”

“How would I react to that?,” said Finkelstein, who is the son of Holocaust survivors.

Jan 21 11:04

Halliburton, Baker Hughes to lay off thousands as oil slumps

Oilfield service providers Baker Hughes and Halliburton plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices.

Jan 21 10:50

The Danger of an MH-17 ‘Cold Case’

The Obama administration continues to drag its feet on releasing U.S. intelligence evidence on who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 six months ago, a failure that has given the guilty parties time to scatter and has created a new breeding ground for conspiracy theories.

Now more than six months after the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, the refusal of the Obama administration to make public what intelligence evidence it has about who was responsible has created fertile ground for conspiracy theories to take root while reducing hopes for holding the guilty parties accountable.

Given the U.S. government’s surveillance capabilities – from satellite and aerial photographs to telephonic and electronic intercepts to human sources – American intelligence surely has a good idea what happened on July 17, 2014, when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people onboard.

Jan 21 10:47

How the middle class has fragmented under Obama

When President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address in 2009, 53% of Americans considered themselves middle class. Six years later, just 44% of Americans define themselves that way.

Jan 21 10:46

IN PHOTOS ~~ REMEMBERING THE STOLEN DREAMS ON MLK DAY

There were several marches – the one we went on had about 2,000 people. Then we went to Grand Central Station where about 200 of us held up the names of unarmed Black citizens, mostly young men, who were killed by the police. People read about them, who they were, how they died. After each story people said their name, all together, and raised their fist in the air. People passing through stopped to listen. Some family members of those killed were there. After 3 hours someone read King’s last speech and we repeated it, one line at a time (Occupy style) and then everyone sang We Shall Overcome and Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Hold On. Actually, we did the same thing for 24 hours last week. It is a very powerful experience.

Jan 21 10:45

America Is Open for Business in Iraq (Psst… Wanna Buy an M1 Tank?)

Are Tanks Good for Anything Other Than Profits?

Washington’s rallying cry now seems to be: “Wait for the spring offensive!” In translation that means: wait for the Iraqi army to get enough newly American-trained and -armed troops into action to make a move on Mosul. That city is, of course, the country’s second largest and still ruled by the new “caliphate” proclaimed by Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. All in all, not exactly inspiring stuff.

You can’t have victory if you have no idea where the finish line is. But there is one bright side to the situation. If you can’t create Victory in Iraq for future VI Day parades, you can at least make a profit from the disintegrating situation there.

Jan 21 10:41

SOTU ’15: Politicians Still Win When America Loses

Despite President Obama’s claim he fights for the middle class in last night’s State of the Union speech, it’s important to note the average politician is not remotely similar to the typical American in terms of wealth and economic security.

Jan 21 10:39

Homeland Security Snares Dude with $1.5 Million in his rented SUV driving from Pennsylvania to Calif.

They also seized his home, vehicles, cash, artwork, and 68 kilograms of marijuana; including $1.5 million from a rented SUV travelling from PA to CA and $2.1 million dollars cash they found in a fish tank! Total seizure was valued at over $5 million. DHS has thus announced that in light of this score, they are now resuming Fast & Furious II, where they will re-sell all of this stash to Mexican drug cartels at a huge profit. (kidding about the last part.)

Jan 21 10:19

Obama Administration is so Childish and Immature They Did THIS To Fox News at a Pre-SOTU Lunch

There hasn’t been a more childish and immature administration in modern history than the Obama Administration. You would think they would act like adults and professionals but when you have a narcissistic man-child running the White House, you really can’t expect much.

Jan 21 10:18

Federal Court Says It’s 100% Legal To Give Cops The Finger

It’s now perfectly legal to flip off a cop.
A police officer can’t simply pull you over because you gave them the “finger,” according to a federal appeals court ruling from 2013.
The 14-page opinion issued by the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the “ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity.”

Jan 21 10:03

Michael Moore is Right

The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with patriotism or heroism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"American Sniper" is obvious pro-war propaganda. Are the reports of box office success part of the lie?

Jan 21 09:51

Artist Perfectly Captures The “Irony of America” As It Relates To Chris Kyle and Michael Moore

You have probably heard by now that Michael Moore, hater of Capitalism but a BIG beneficiary of it, has opened his big mouth again and called snipers, cowards. The cowardly piece of crap that never served a day in the military to protect this country nor appreciates those who DO and do it so he can keep opening his big, fat useless mouth absolutely shamed himself.

Jan 21 09:51

Eighty rich people now have as much wealth as 50% of the rest of humanity combined

Billionaires are getting richer, according to a new study from Oxfam. Gather together the wealth of the world’s richest people, and you now only need 80 of them before there’s enough in the pot to equal everything owned by the poorest 50% of the rest of the world combined. Back in 2010, you’d have needed 388 of the world’s richest to balance those scales.

Jan 21 09:14

Bill would ban police from using military gear in Tennessee.

Tennessee police may need to settle for basic law enforcement gear if a new bill goes into effect. Senator Brian Kelsey has introduced a counter to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which would effectively ban the use of military equipment for local law enforcement.

Jan 21 09:01

Obama full of swagger: State of the Union leaves GOP enraged

When Barack Obama looked out into the audience of his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, he was met with a truly historic sight. No Democratic president in the last century has addressed a Congress dominated by so many Republican lawmakers.

The last time a US president delivered a State of the Union address in front of such a large number of Republicans was 1930. And that was president Herbert Hoover, a fellow Republican.

Yet anyone who expected Obama to begin his second-to-last year in office by courting the very adversaries he will need to pass any significant legislation – from tax reform to investment in infrastructure – left disappointed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know if I would characterize Obama's style last night as swagger; I would rather characterize it as a complete, full-bore disconnect from what is happening, both nationally and internationally.

The hard fact is that the economy is improving only for people who are already wealthy.

92 million people in this country have given up trying to find a job.

Offshoring and outsourcing have moved those jobs which used to be the bedrock of the middle class to the cheapest pools of labor possible, reducing those who could once actually afford a mortgage to people living out of their cars, and/or are on public assistance.

Child poverty in this country is staggering, and as of this year, more than half of all American kids live in poverty, under Obama's watch.

The US government continues to support tin-pot dictators, like the Al-Khalifa government in Bahrain, and DID support the Al-Hadi government in Yemen; that is, until rebels took the presidential palace over yesterday. President Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

I find it quite psychologically revealing that one of Obama's favorite ways to wage war is the process of extrajudicial assassinations via drone strikes.

People do NOT hate Americans because we are "free"; they hate us because we rain white hot flaming death on their kids, their moms, and elderly fragile family members who are many times completely innocent.

And in spite of his faux populist demeanor, Obama is no less a slave to the large financial and corporate institutions which have sponsored his rise, nomination, and election as President.

So it should come as no surprise that Obamacare was written by, and for, large insurance agencies.

And then, there is the issue of baiting Russia and China, to keep the Ruble and Yuan from replacing the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

I have to wonder if Obama did not get the memo that in Zurich today, China is setting up a currency conversion center where people trade the Yuan in a direct currency conversion?!?

The limited quality of thinking demonstrated by this administration, coupled with a staggering, collective inability to think a concept through to its logical conclusion, scare the stuffing out of me right now.

And the only two possible scenarios to play out, most probably before the end of this administration, are as follows: either a complete US financial collapse, or a world war. Wars have historically been the "American Way" of getting out of its financial messes. But this time, the unintended consequences could be both horrific, and irreversible.

So congratulations, Mr. President: your "hope and change" may well destroy this country entirely.

Jan 21 09:00

Christopher Phillips, ex-bio weapons specialist, arrested in Ottawa hotel scare

A man suspected of travelling from Nova Scotia with potentially hazardous chemicals and arrested at an Ottawa hotel was identified by the RCMP as a former military biochemical weapons specialist from the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did a planned false-flag bio-attack just stumble?

Jan 21 08:57

ARMS TO AL-QAEDA: U.S. Generals Admit Washington Has Backed Islamic Militants in Syria

If you believe all of the pre-packaged government and corporate media propaganda, then you might think that ISIS is just another evil, grassroots Salafist militant movement, one with no connections at all to foreign intelligence agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Israeli intelligence, or Pakistan’s ISI.

Well, you might just be wrong…

Jan 21 08:26

The FBI wants to be able to hack you if you use TOR or a VPN

The FBI wants to search through your electronic life. You may think it’s a given that the government is in the business of collecting everyone’s personal data — Big Brother run amok in defiance of the Constitution. But under the limits of the Fourth Amendment, nothing it finds can be used to prosecute its targets.

Jan 21 08:25

Female veteran shamed for parking in veterans-only spot

An Air Force veteran who served in Kuwait found a note on her car Friday criticizing her for parking in a veterans-only parking spot in Wilmington.
Mary Claire Caine told WECT-TV that she returned to her car from shopping at Harris Teeter to find a note plastered to her front window from a person identifying themselves as a "Wounded Vet."

Jan 21 08:19

Russia MP Gives a 'How To' Lecture on Russia Regime Change in Washington

The event, “Russia’s Opposition in a Time of War and Crisis,” featured prominent Russian liberal opposition parliamentarian (member of the Russian Duma) Ilya Ponomarev, a noted critic of Russian President Putin, providing a detailed presentation regarding the current political climate in Russia, and the potential for the ousting or overthrow of the Russian government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if Lindsey Graham were in Moscow, instructing Russian Nationals on how to overthrow the US Government, how would that look?

But for this event to have taken place at all signals that the US Government is indeed planning to overthrow the Russian government, to yank the foundation out from under BRICS.

Jan 21 08:07

BREAKING: Yemen’s president held captive; U.S. sends Navy warships to Red Sea

Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is being held captive by rebels who have attacked his compound, just as the U.S. military has moved the USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry into the Red Sea, in position to take aboard evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen if tensions and violence continue to escalate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And another installed-by-intervention US puppet bites the dust!

Jan 21 08:03

Oh the Hypocrisy: 1,700 Private Jets Fly To Global Warming Forum

It should come as no surprise that the rest of the wealthy members of the World Economic Forum might be equally careless towards their carbon footprint.

Jan 21 08:01

3,000 “Moderate Rebels” Defect to ISIS – US Preparing 5,000 More

These 3,000 fighters will bring weapons, cash, equipment, and training provided to them by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United States, the UK, and perhaps most ironic of all in the wake of the recent terror attack in Paris, France.

Jan 21 07:57

Swiss Shocker Triggers Gigantic Losses for Banks, Hedge Funds and Currency Traders

The absolutely stunning decision by the Swiss National Bank to decouple from the euro has triggered billions of dollars worth of losses all over the globe.

Jan 21 07:56

Charlie Hebdo – The Hidden Agenda Exposed

We don't have to speculate as to how this event is going to be used. It has already started.

Jan 21 07:55

Intended as tribute, casino's MLK Day menu offends some

A New Jersey casino says one of its restaurants intended to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by offering fried chicken, collard greens and macaroni and cheese.

Some Twitter users objected to what they considered racially offensive choices. Others called the criticism political correctness run amok.

Jan 21 07:55

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo: We intend to sue Fox News

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN Tuesday she intends to sue Fox News in the wake of the channel's coverage of supposed "no-go zones" for non-Muslims.

Jan 21 07:51

1,700 Private Jets Will Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming

A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway.

Jan 21 07:50

Obama Calls Out Republicans for Their “I’m Not a Scientist” Line

At some point in the past few years, it dawned on leading Republicans that dismissing the science behind climate change was not doing them any favors with the public. Recent polls show that a clear majority of Americans believe the climate is in fact changing, and nearly half view that as a major threat to the country’s future.

Jan 21 07:50

ISIS threatens to behead two Japanese hours after Netanyahu predicts Japan will experience terror

On January 19 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe obediently groveled to Israel to pledge support for the Zio-war on terror. Japan, whose constitution actually prohibits the country from maintaining a military, already has “peace keeping” troops in the Zionist created new nation of South Sudan, and Abe promised Netanyahu that Japan will provide $200 million in “humanitarian aid” to the countries fighting ISIS. This, of course, is not what it means, because the most effective military fighting ISIS belongs to the Syrian government, yet this aid will certainly wind up going to groups opposed to the Syrian government.

Netanyahu warned Abe that Japan could become a target of terrorism, and almost on cue, within a matter of hours ISIS released a video featuring two Japanese hostages in orange jumpsuits and a knife-wielding masked man who announced in British English that the Japanese would be killed if a $200 million ransom is not paid in 72 hours.

Jan 21 07:47

Anti-Establishment Movie Director Found Dead

An independent filmmaker and his family were found dead in a Minnesota home over the weekend from what media outlets are describing as an “apparent murder-suicide.”

Jan 21 07:26

Government Agency Classifies Journalists with Terrorists

Derrick Broze
Activist Post

New revelations from documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden indicate the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) classifies investigative journalists as a threat, similar to terrorists and hackers.

The Guardian reported on the program which monitored emails to and from journalists working for media organizations in the U.S. and the UK. In one single day, in less than 10 minutes, the GCHQ collected 70,000 emails, including emails of journalists with the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Sun, NBC, and the Washington Post. The emails were collected through the GCHQ accessing the fiber-optic cables known as “the backbone of the internet.” The communications were then shared with staff on the agencies intranet...

Jan 20 23:03

Charlie Hebdo and its Anti-Gentile Allies

The aftermath of the «Charlie Hebdo» attack resulted in another professional casualty within the ranks of the corporate news media, the ever-diminishing ranks that are not beholden to Israeli propaganda and diktats from the Israel Lobby.

Jan 20 22:52

UK to launch enhanced “anti-terror measures” and domestic use of troops

The former head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI5, Lord Evans, has added his voice to demands for a clampdown on the Internet and e-communications in the wake of the terror assaults on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and a Jewish supermarket, in which 17 people were killed.

Jan 20 22:44

Another Presidential Candidate Has Been Chosen For Us

why bother to vote when the tyrants are chosen by the overlords?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has now met all the necessary prerequisites to run for the Republican nomination: 1) He has met with Las Vegas billionaire Zionist Sheldon Adelson who reportedly educated him “about Israel”; 2) He has accepted at least $800,000 in campaign contributions from Adelson over a two-year period; and, most importantly; 3) He is planing a “mission”/pilgrimage to Israel.

Jan 20 19:50

Israel won’t survive world public opinion wave

The whole world knows the US and Israel have used the gimmick of “negotiations for peace” since the Oslo Accords. This has been a delaying and diverting ploy on the part of US and Israel, while stalemating the issues and stalling for time to complete the colonization project.

Jan 20 19:48

Trolling Russia – by Israel Shamir

If the initiators expected Russians to be mad at Putin, they miscalculated. The Russian public is angry with the American organizers of the economical warfare, not with its own government.

Jan 20 19:32

Palestinian Teen: Dear President Obama

I am 14 and live in the Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem. Almost four years ago my family and I were evicted from part of our home by Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli court decisions. The process has made life almost unbearable for me and tens of thousands of Palestinians.

Jan 20 18:32

Rand Paul Doubles Down on Anti-ISIS Strikes - despite new evidence that they aren’t working.

The likely presidential candidate

Jan 20 16:56

Restore Glass-Steagall Bill introduced ... H.R.38

Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio)

Jan 20 16:55

The Obama State of Confusion Message by Doc Vega

Have State of The union Messages ever been that meaningful and significant in the past, or were they just boring monologues by sitting presidents?

Jan 20 16:31

Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them

Ultra-Orthodox young men curse and spit at Christian clergymen in the streets of Jerusalem's Old City as a matter of routine. In most cases the clergymen ignore the attacks, but sometimes they strike back. Jerusalem Magistrate's Court quashed the indictment against an Armenian priesthood student who had punched the man who spat at him.

Jan 20 13:45

SOROS-BACKED GROUP WARNS 'HOUSE NEGROES' ON MLK DAY

A radical organization that has recently come under the wing of liberal billionaire George Soros’ philanthropic group, issued a veiled warning to “house negroes” on Monday during nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. Day protests. Open Society Foundations reportedly contributed $900,000 to the two groups.

Jan 20 13:31

REBEL COUP UNDERWAY IN YEMEN, ARMY COMMANDER SAYS

A Yemeni army commander says Shiite Houthi rebels have seized the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, a move he described as a “coup.” Col. Saleh al-Jamalani, the commander of the Presidential Protection Force that guards embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, says the rebels swept into the presidential palace on Tuesday afternoon.

Jan 20 13:27

SETH ROGEN HITS OUT AT BLOCKBUSTER AMERICAN SNIPER LIKENING IT TO A 'NAZI PROPAGANDA FILM'

Seth Rogen isn't done stirring up controversy in Hollywood just yet. The star and director of the almost-banned comedy The Interview issued a statement about this weekend's blockbuster hit American Sniper, comparing the Clint Eastwood-directed film to Nazi propaganda. 'American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds,' Rogen tweeted on Sunday.

Jan 20 13:24

AIR FORCE TURNS TO SUPERSONIC MERCENARIES

The U.S. Air Force fleet of planes and pilots is stretched so thin, the service is considering hiring private military corporations flying supersonic jets to train its fighter jocks in mock air combat. The Air Force is being forced to consider such desperate measures because it doesn’t have enough fighter jets and trained aircrew to fly missions where they would simulate enemy warplanes—also called “red air” in military slang.

Jan 20 13:23

Murdering journalists … Them and Us: The West & the Real Origin of Islamic Fundamentalismf

snip: However, despite it all, the world was made safe for capitalism, imperialism, anti-communism, oil, Israel, and jihadists. God is Great!

Starting with the Cold War, and with the above interventions building upon that, we have 70 years of American foreign policy, without which – as Russian/American writer Andre Vltchek has observed – “almost all Muslim countries, including Iran, Egypt and Indonesia, would now most likely be socialist, under a group of very moderate and mostly secular leaders” (2). Even the ultra-oppressive Saudi Arabia – without Washington’s protection – would probably be a very different place.

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