CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 04 14:58

Woman 'found beheaded' in London garden

A WOMAN has been found beheaded in a back garden in north London, according to media reports, but police say the attack is not linked to terrorism.

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And of course is not getting the major media coverage that James Foley and Steve Sotloff got!

Sep 04 14:57

School Cops Brutalize Teen Girl Over Cell Phone

Campus police were summoned to the Sam Houston High School on Tuesday to deal with 10th grade student Ixel Perez. -- When the 70-pound student refused to relinquish her phone, three officers reportedly wrestled her to the floor, as another officer pinned her head to the ground with his knee.

Sep 04 14:42

Topeka Goodwill Among 20 Stores Affected By Data Security Breach

Goodwill of Topeka is one of 20 stores in Kansas affected by what the company is calling a data security issue.

Sep 04 14:36

Will The Ferguson Shooting Mark A Historic Shift In Direction Of The Police State?

Only time will tell, but is it to soon to guess whether the Ferguson Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown mark a turning point in our march toward tyranny in America? There are signs that this could be the case. Yes this could be an overly optimistic assumption about the current direction of the police state in America, but there is a slight chance that the consciousness that came with the Ferguson shooting may have been a badly needed temporary cure to the metastasizing police state problem.

Sep 04 14:14

Palestinians put Gaza reconstruction cost at $7.8bn

The PA's assessment also found that the Strip's education sector would need around $143 million to get back on its feet.

Sep 04 14:12

20,000 people from all over the #Earth in #Wales to protest against #NATOSummitUK. #StopNATO

StopNATO: Aerial footage of protests in Wales at NATO summit

Sep 04 14:11

Ukraine Crisis - Ukrainian Soldiers Counting Losses

Soldiers from 72nd Mech. Brigade tell their story.

Sep 04 13:58

What Hackers Did to Celebs? The NSA’s Been Doing That to All of the U.S. Instead of Predicting ISIL

ISIL, appears to have surprised them last June by taking over 40% of the major country of Iraq, which the U.S. surely had under intensive surveillance.

Sep 04 13:57

US Boots in Iraq and Baltics, Authorization to Attack Syria…and US Troops in Ukraine!

As the NATO summit in Wales kicks off today, with an expected agreement to create a “spearhead” force of up to 5,000 troops to rapidly deploy to any “hotspot” in eastern Europe, we learn that the US will also send several hundred troops to participate in NATO military exercises in Ukraine later this month. The exercises, provocatively named “Rapid Trident,” are said to be “a sign of the commitment of NATO states to support non-NATO member Ukraine…”

Sep 04 13:54

Cop who said Ferguson police 'did society a favour' is suspended

A police officer has been placed on administrative leave after writing on Facebook that the Ferguson, Missouri cop who shot dead an unarmed black teenager last month 'did society a favor'.

Jason Lentz, a 17-year veteran of the Elgin Police Department in Illinois, is under investigation after colleagues discovered he had written multiple racially-charged Facebook posts. Details of his posts have now been released to the Courier-News following a Freedom of Information request.

Sep 04 13:35

Kansas county battling whooping cough

Sep 04 13:31

Kansas City Outbreak Identified As HEV 68

Respiratory illness enterovirus 68 in metro strikes Missouri

sickens hundreds of KC area children

Sep 04 13:28

Did Dem Senate Candidate Cyrus Habib and Perkins Coie Lawyers Pay to Scrub Negative Internet Info?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cyrusgate? Did Perkins Coie Advise Cyrus Habib to Internet Scrub and to Ignore Four Troublesome Questions in the 48th Senate Race Against Michelle Darnell?

Update 4 Sept. 2014: I am 99% certain that Cyrus Habib and Perkins Coie scrubbed the Internet to have negative information about him deleted.

See that negative return in the lower left corner?
Apparently no negative information about Cyrus Habib
will be allowed online. Sorry, I must have missed the memo.

Sep 04 13:28

Kiev Coup is Collapsing

Kiev’s casualties have been high, and the stories we have about the Ukrainian army field care are just horrible — like amputations without anesthetic, and wounded soldiers being exploited to pay for supplies and care. Those fortunate enough to have families that could come to get them have brought the stories of corruption and incompetency back to the rear areas. The result was the big protests we saw in Kiev this week. We even have reports of masses of women lying down in the streets to block convoys.

In the middle of all of this, Poroshenko invented a new democracy tactic, dismissing Parliament to eliminate his opposition. This also killed any official calls for investigations into the ongoing strategy debacle. Entire brigades have started to desert now, with the Palace Guard special forces (who have not been fighting) being sent out to try to round them up. That is a precursor to a real civil war, if those units can get to a supply base.

Sep 04 12:43

Twelve Commercial Jets Now Missing, Warns U.S. Intelligence

On March 24 of this year, I wrote a story entitled Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story.

Sep 04 12:14

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT RELATED PANDEMIC DISEASES ARE APPEARING IN THE US

Three months ago, people like Dr. Jane Orient, myself and anonymous Border Patrol agents began to call for quarantine, for the purpose of health screening all immigrants. Many people laughed and said there was no real threat. The invasion of our country, the very invasion that people said was not real, has just endangered the entire country. We are sitting on the beginning of a series of pandemic outbreaks.

Sep 04 11:48

9/11 Kurt Sonnenfeld: The man behind the camera 9/11 witness.-with Spanish subtitles.

a short film with undisclosed images, footage and documents about Kurt Sonnenfeld and his work at Ground Zero

http://tinyurl.com/12-Kurt-Sonnenfeld

Sep 04 11:17

"Grid Jihad": What If You Had a Week to Prep for the End of the World?

With September 11 fast approaching, so too does the risk of another terrorist attack on US soil.

They say this every year as the date approaches, but in 2014, it seems to carry a bit more weight than it has during other years.

I'm referring specifically to all of those beheadings and the crazy video threat that warned, "We will drown all of you in blood". I'd say that ISIS could either be behind a potential attack or be set up as the fear-flavor of the month and be blamed for it.

As for the type of attack, security experts are warning that our vulnerable power grid is an extremely likely target.

Sep 04 11:04

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested While Standing on NYC Sidewalk Waiting for Children To Use Bathroom

A human rights lawyer who was formerly the top attorney for Public Advocate Tish James was arrested for blocking the sidewalk following a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square while waiting for her children to use the bathroom.

Sep 04 11:04

Marijuana smoking linked to peaceful homes, fewer prescription drug overdose deaths

Marijuana is a hot news topic. There continue to be spin-off stories about legalization in Colorado and Washington and about the growing medical use of cannabis. It seems like there are new studies out every week. Here are two that caught our eye to DecodeDC, and you could put the results in the pro-marijuana category.

Sep 04 10:43

Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US

Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week

Sep 04 10:36

Speaking Ill of the Police is a “Hate Crime”

The NYPD has now added its name to the roster of Officially Protected Victims by filing “hate crimes” charges against 36-year-old Rosella Best, who had tagged police vehicles and a public school with anti-NYPD graffiti. Among the entirely defensible sentiments inscribed by Best are “NYPD pick on the harmless,” “NYPD pick on the innocent,” and — in a display of familiar but increasingly justified hyperbole — “NAZIS=NYPD.” (Assuming that Ms. Best used only “public” property as her canvas, it’s difficult to identify an actual victim in this case.)

Sep 04 09:34

Steven Sotloff and Israel

Ynet reports this morning on “the operation to hide Steven Sotloff's Jewish and Israeli background online.”

The articles tells a story of a “worldwide network of friends included over 150 members, speaking 20 different languages, who scanned every post Steven has made on Facebook or Twitter and removed any mentions of his Israeli or Jewish connections.” I can only think of one Jewish organization that could facilitate such an grand scale operation and it isn't JVP.

We also learned yesterday that Sotloff spent 3 years at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. An institute that is linked to the Mossad according to some media sources.

Sep 04 08:50

The Undoing of US “Interventionism?”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, missing for a month in Ukraine, has been confirmed dead. He was part of a convoy of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ukraine’s eastern region when he came under artillery fire. The vehicle he was in, along with several others, was destroyed, the occupants killed, and the evidence covered up. Officers representing the regime in Kiev had apparently rifled through the destroyed vehicles beforehand, collecting evidence and looting belongings.

It is even suggested by Russian sources that the regime in Kiev attempted to use Stenin as a bargaining chip during negotiations, giving the illusion the missing journalist was still alive. Killed by NATO-backed Neo-Nazi extremists who seized power in Kiev during the US-EU engineered so-called “Euromaidan,” the subsequent civilian and journalist deaths are nothing less than provocative crimes.

Sep 04 08:48

New study concludes that there is 99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming

There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.

Sep 04 08:47

Police telling victims to solve crimes by themselves: Watchdog concerned about 'surprising' trend for DIY approach to offences such as car crime and criminal damage.

Crime victims are increasingly being told by some police forces to carry out their own investigations by speaking to neighbours, checking for CCTV images and seeing if their stolen property has been put up for sale on secondhand websites, the official police watchdog has warned.

Sep 04 08:46

Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are here illegally, study finds

Report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product.

Sep 04 08:39

California's Man-Made Drought

The state's water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a "biological opinion" imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

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Good planning!

Sep 04 08:37

Militarization, Surveillance, and Profit: How Grassroots Groups are Fighting Urban Shield

Nadia Kayyali
Electronic Frontier Foundation

While all eyes are on the disturbing evidence of police militarization in Ferguson, are you paying attention to what’s happening with law enforcement in your own back yard?

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the answer is yes. A coalition of community groups has come together to call attention to Urban Shield, a four-day long “preparedness” exercise for law enforcement and other agencies that will take place from September 4-8. They’ve organized a week of education, including a march and demonstration outside of the event on Friday, September 5. To these community groups, Urban Shield represents state violence and political repression, not public safety...

Sep 04 08:10

ISIS to the Rescue

Amid NATO's failures in Ukraine, America's terrorist mercenaries threaten war with Russia.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to fare poorly for Kiev and its NATO-backers, an "unlikely" ally has emerged - ISIS. Threatening to "liberate" Chechnya and the Caucasus, ISIS would essentially be handing over regions of Russia to its Western and Persian Gulf sponsors. While one would imagine the West would attempt to at least appear to stand in solidarity with Russia in the face of this recent threat, it has instead used the threat to stir fear among Russians, and as leverage against Moscow...

Sep 04 07:25

Massive water main break in Birdland floods streets and garages

A water main break that took hours to halt flooded a Birdland-area neighborhood Wednesday, inundating garages and disrupting water service to several nearby hospitals along with dozens of houses and apartments.

The ruptured 18-inch cast-iron pipeline began sending water surging out of buckled asphalt in the 2600 block of Meadow Lark Drive shortly before 4 p.m., according to police and the San Diego Water Department. The mishap forced the closure of traffic lanes in the immediate area.

Sep 04 04:47

ISIS BEHEADINGS BREAKING….next Jihadist victim’s links to Pat Robertson & US Christian Right

The Slog has established a clear commonality of Western religious fundamentalism between all three alleged and intended victims of ISIS ‘revenge’ for the Obama foreign policy. It casts further doubt on the people who “directed” the videos, and their motives. Above all, it suggests ISIS might be little more than a branding invention.

Out of deference to relatives of British ISIS captive David Cawthorn Haines, The Slog decided yesterday to observe the media silence as to his identity. However, given the global exposure of his name and background yesterday – and to counter several inaccurate statements made about his background – it now seems fitting to reveal who and what he really is. Apart from anything else, anyone close to the man not aware of his abduction, and then appearance on the Sotloff ‘execution’ video, must have left the planet.

Sep 04 04:39

DNA clears N. Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate & his half-brother

North Carolina on Wednesday released an inmate who has served three decades on death row – a day after declaring he and his half-brother were innocent in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser overturned the convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, who was on death row and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence. Both were convicted of raping and murdering 11-year-old Sabrina Buie.

However, a recent investigation by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) found no DNA evidence at the crime scene that could be traced back to McCollum or Brown.

Sep 03 22:44

Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

The Western sponsors of this indisputable state terrorism against civilians have abdicated all responsibility for their policy of criminal interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

Sep 03 22:40

Another NATO ship enters Black Sea

NATO’s warship group in the Black Sea has reach three as the French Navy Ship Commandant Birot entered the Black Sea on Wednesday, a military diplomatic source told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.

Sep 03 21:32

Did Israel Offer ISIS $10 Million to Free Steven Sotloff?

Details are not yet fully known to this observer but reliable sources who do know and monitor Daash (IS) report that ISIS rejected frantic Mossad efforts to buy the release of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

Sep 03 21:00

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting.

Sep 03 19:59

UK police are asking crime victims to act as DIY detectives: Officers 'giving up' on low-level crime

Police are routinely telling victims of crime to become ‘DIY detectives’ and investigate offences themselves.

Officers are washing their hands of thousands of crimes unless the public can provide them with clues.

Victims are asked to interview neighbours, look for fingerprints, find CCTV footage and even check eBay for their stolen property.

If no leads are found police will not even leave their desks to investigate, and cases are closed within hours.

The approach to crimes such as car thefts, vandalism and shed burglaries was revealed in a damning report by the police performance watchdog.

Sep 03 19:51

Scotland Yard delays 200 charges over claims of child sex abuse Met is worried about ‘media frenzy’ over paedophile network at Westminster

Police have delayed seeking to press nearly 200 charges as part of their investigation into a paedophile network linked to politicians, Exaro can reveal.

The move prompted one MP to say that the police were trying to avoid a “media frenzy” amid growing public concern about evidence of the scale of a paedophile network that operated at Westminster over many years.

So far, four people between them face a total of 52 charges as a result of criminal investigations that sprang out of ‘Operation Fairbank’.

That “scoping” operation was triggered by Tom Watson, Labour MP, after he shocked Parliament in October 2012 by suggesting at prime minister’s questions that a paedophile ring had been linked to 10 Downing Street.

Sep 03 17:05

Newly Revealed NSA Program ICREACH Extends the NSA's Reach Even Further

Nadia Kayyali
Electronic Frontier Foundation

Turns out, the DEA and FBI may know what medical conditions you have, whether you are having an affair, where you were last night, and more—all without any knowing that you have ever broken a law.

That’s because the DEA and FBI, as part of over 1000 analysts at 23 U.S. intelligence agencies, have the ability to peer over the NSA’s shoulder and see much of the NSA’s metadata with ICREACH.

Metadata is transactional data about communications, such as numbers dialed, email addresses sent to, and duration of phone calls, and it can be incredibly revealing....

Sep 03 15:45

Politicians & the Doublespeak Dictionary

latest from James Corbett

Sep 03 14:45

Can you smell what The Caliph is cooking?

Next week is the 13th anniversary of 9/11. And Washington is back to bombing… It’s Iraq, all over again – an eerie echo of the most tragic of all post-9/11 developments: Shock and Awe.

Sep 03 14:28

Jihadism and how to isolate, contain and defeat it

Alan Hart argues that jihadism cannot be defeated militarily but can be contained and eradicated if the US changes its foreign policy and Muslims reinterpreted the Quran to suit the modern age.

Sep 03 14:06

Salaita firing turns into a ‘catastrophe’ for University of Illinois

The Steven Salaita case at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign keeps boiling away on the stove. The university surely hoped that it would die away after Chancellor Phyllis Wise fired the Palestinian-American scholar in early August over angry tweets Salaita had posted about Israel’s massacres in Gaza, just nine months after he had agreed to come to Illinois to teach American Indian studies. But the case isn’t going away, it’s just getting more attention. It is now, as Columbia law professor Katherine Franke says below, an “unfolding catastrophe” for the school.

Emails that Wise exchanged on the case have been published, and though heavily redacted, show that she was more concerned about a donor who is on the board of the Jewish Federation and Hillel, two Zionist organizations, than she was about the views of academic officials who report to her. (That’s neoliberal Zionism in a nutshell).

Sep 03 14:04

Putin's 7-step Ukraine peace roadmap

Kiev must withdraw troops from southeastern regions of Ukraine and rebels must stop offensive to stop bloodshed, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says. He and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko discussed "a ceasefire regime."

Sep 03 13:57

The Hidden Bipartisan Agenda Behind Eliminating the Export-Import Bank

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It is increasingly true that whenever one sees Democrats and Republicans joining forces in Congress the end result will inevitably be that the American people are sold down the river. Thus, when we see a formation of both Democrats and Republicans coming together for the purpose of eliminating the Export-Import Bank, red flags should immediately go up in regards to the true motivation and result of their newfound alliance...

Sep 03 13:52

NATO must help strengthen Ukraine's military: Obama

US President Barack Obama urged NATO on Wednesday to help strengthen Ukraine's military and said the alliance must leave the door open to new members to counter what he called Russian aggression.

Sep 03 13:17

The American Delusion: Distracted, Diverted and Insulated from the Grim Reality of the Police State

Caught up in the uproar over this year’s latest hullabaloo—militarized police in Ferguson, tanks on Main Street and ISIS—Americans (never very good when it comes to long-term memory, anyhow) have not only largely forgotten last year’s hullabaloo over the NSA and government surveillance but are generally foggy about everything that has happened in between.

Sep 03 10:48

Smartphone app helps save baby's life

A Post Falls baby is alive after suffering a medical emergency only to be saved thanks to a mechanic who learned of the child's condition from a smartphone app.
The incident started at Empire Dance Shop at 131 South Sherman. Store clerk Lesley Reckord, a former lifeguard, heard a baby was turning blue and called 911.

Sep 03 10:37

Secrecy Trumps Public Debate in New Ruling On LA's License Plate Readers

In a ruling that will harm the public’s ability to engage in an informed debate over the use of automated license plate readers (ALPR) in California, a judge late last week rejected EFF and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California’s argument that the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department should hand over a week's worth of license plate data.

Sep 03 10:10

Ebola Outbreak is "Spiraling Out of Control"

As the largest Ebola outbreak in world history rages on, more questions and concerns about containing the virus are being raised.

During a briefing yesterday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the outbreak in West Africa is "spiraling out of control". He said that the international community "can control it, if we act now, but the window of opportunity is closing."

As of August 28, Ebola has infected 3,069 people and caused 1,552 deaths, according to the CDC.

Sep 03 09:19

College Has Gotten 12 Times More Expensive In One Generation: And student debt has skyrocketed

As bright-eyed college freshmen arrive on campus, they can look forward to accruing knowledge, independence, lifelong friendships—and serious bills. In the 2012-2013 school year, first-year, on-campus tuition averaged $43,000 at four-year, private schools and $21,700 at in-state public schools.

Sep 03 09:03

POSTS MADE TO THE WRH MEMBERS ONLY FORUM ARE NOW ONLY VISIBLE TO OTHER MEMBERS.

IF YOU WANT THE PUBLIC TO SEE YOUR POSTS USE GENERAL DISCUSSION.

Sep 03 08:57

US claims it has rightful access to data stored on servers anywhere in the world.

A federal judge is mulling whether to hold Microsoft in contempt of court for defying orders to give the US government e-mails stored on an overseas server.

Sep 03 08:53

Tacoma police have been using a device in a car that can trick cell phones into connecting, then transfer all texts, call logs, and data transfers, within a half mile radius

The Tacoma Police Department sent out a press release Wednesday that began: “The Tacoma Police Department has a cell site simulator.”
It was a bold statement given where the department was just two days earlier.

Sep 03 08:53

Keep Your Friends Close … Unless They’re in Washington

“If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist.”
? Joseph Sobran

Sep 03 08:32

Galloway’s assailant pleads ‘not guilty’

Alleged Zionist Neil Masterson, a former BBC manager who reportedly shouted words about what the holocaust while violently beating Galloway as he was posing for pictures in west London, denied the assault charges filed against him when he appeared in court on Monday.

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And it gets even more interesting. Here is a an image of Masterson, reportedly taken at BBC, with David Cameron standing behind him!

Sep 03 06:50

From Minsk to Wales, Germany is the key

The road to the Minsk summit this past Tuesday began to be paved when German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to ARD public TV after her brief visit to Kiev on Saturday.

Merkel emphasized, “A solution must be found to the Ukraine crisis that does not hurt Russia.”

Sep 03 06:50

Slain U.S. journalist Sotloff also had Israeli citizenship - official

Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, also held Israeli citizenship, Israel said on Wednesday after apparently withholding the information in a bid to stem the risks to the captive.

Sep 03 06:42

Two US men declared innocent after 30 years in jail

Two men convicted of murder in the United States and served 30 years behind bars have been freed after DNA evidence implicated another man.

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown had been in prison for 30 years in North Carolina since being convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in 1983.

Superior Court Judge Douglass Sasser ordered the immediate release of McCollum, 50, and Brown, 46.

The half brothers were convicted in the slaying of Sabrina Buie in Robeson County.

McCollum had been on death row for decades and his half brother Brown was serving a life sentence.

Ken Rose, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, has represented McCollum for 20 years.

Sep 03 06:30

Obama: ISIS killers will not intimidate U.S.

"Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget ... that our reach is long and that justice will be served," the President said.

Note: Except if you are an American on the Flotilla to Gaza murdered by Israel.

Sep 03 06:23

A Darkness Blacker than Night. The Horror!!! The Horror!!!

Suddenly it dawned on me. I had been in someone's body. The tunnel had been the esophagus and the columns were the vocal chords. The rows of stones were teeth and the pustulent red circle were lips. I knew from a rush of intuitive force that I had been in the body of Joan Rivers and now I began to make out the features of a horrific gargoyle.

Sep 03 06:20

Israel Reveals That Steven Sotloff Was Also an Israeli Citizen

As President Obama confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the execution of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL, an Israeli spokesman revealed that Sotloff held dual American-Israeli citizenship.

Sep 03 03:42

The Grand Saudi Reversal

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

Sep 02 22:08

Russia’s “Invasion” of Ukraine. Memorandum to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, by Veterans of U.S. Intelligence

Alarmed at the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping Official Washington – and the specter of a new Cold War – U.S. intelligence veterans took the unusual step of sending this Aug. 30 memo to German Chancellor Merkel challenging the reliability of Ukrainian and U.S. media claims about a Russian “invasion.”

Sep 02 22:00

US president arrives in Estonia to back Baltic allies amid Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Estonia to meet with the leaders of Baltic States amid Washington’s escalating tensions with Moscow over Ukraine.

Sep 02 22:00

Two US men declared innocent after 30 years in jail

Two men convicted of murder in the United States and served 30 years behind bars have been freed after DNA evidence implicated another man.

Sep 02 21:54

Statement by Rossiya Segodnya Director General on death of photojournalist Andrei Stenin

Our colleague, photojournalist Andrei Stenin has been killed. It turned out that he was not taken prisoner. It turned out, no one planned to swap him for any Ukrainian military personnel or accuse him of terrorist activities. All of the announcements that we heard from the Ukrainians about Stenin’s fate were lies.

Sep 02 21:51

US Defense Department to send 200 servicemen to participate in joint exercises in Ukraine

The exercises are slated for September 16-26.

Sep 02 19:00

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars.

Sep 02 19:00

Statutory rape victim forced to pay child support

Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years.
While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.
State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn't press charges and says he didn't realize at the time that it was even something to consider.

Sep 02 17:37

James Foley Worked Under USAID, a Known U.S. Intelligence Front. Was He More Than Just a Journalist?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to make a few things clear.

First, the brutal beheading of anyone is barbaric, unacceptable and tragic beyond description. Second, this piece is in no way intended to cause any harm or pain to the Foley family. Third, I don’t have any proof that James Foley was involved in covert intelligence work for the U.S. government.

All that being said, I do think it is important people understand he worked under USAID in Iraq only three years before he was abducted in Syria. As such, I believe the question as to whether or not he was more than just a journalist is a reasonable one to ask.

Sep 02 17:34

Venezuelan Socialist Party swaps God for Chavez in new prayer

A member of Venezuela’s Socialist Party has rolled out a variation of the classic Christian “Lord’s Prayer” to implore beloved late leader Hugo Chavez for protection from the evils of capitalism.

“Our Chavez who art in heaven, the earth, the sea and we delegates,” red-shirted delegate Maria Estrella Uribe recited on Monday at the PSUV party Congress.

Sep 02 17:17

400-Kilo Drug Bust at Paris Hilton’s Ranch in Costa Rica

A private runway on a 6000-acre ranch in Costa Rica belonging to celebrity Paris Hilton was the scene of a major drug raid last week netting a half-dozen suspects in the middle of a multimillion-dollar drug deal.

Sep 02 17:17

Dr. Rania Masri's Speech at "Crisis in Gaza and West Bank: Context and Action" Forum

This is a must watch video about the rights of Palestinians delivered by a Palestinian speaking with all the eloquence, intelligence, dignity and grace that we would applaud from anyone speaking for our own precious rights and freedoms. Those rights are no less precious for each and every Palestinian struggling against Israel's oppressive and brutal policies designed to negate their very existence.

Sep 02 16:43

‘I want to cut your throat’: Galloway beaten by pro-Israeli fanatic for Gaza views

In his first TV interview after release from hospital, British MP George Galloway told RT he is surprised by the lack of condemnation from other UK politicians of the brutal attack on him. The assault by a pro-Israeli man left Galloway in much pain.

Sep 02 16:36

At least 6 Ferguson Cops Named in Civil Rights Suits

Killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, and choking and hog-tying a child are just some of the charges lodged against the officers.

Sep 02 16:32

Halliburton reaches $1.1bn settlement over Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Halliburton Co, North America’s top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1bn settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP’s fatal oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Halliburton said.

Sep 02 16:06

Four Police Brutality Reforms to Focus On

The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last month by Officer Darren Wilson led to weeks of protest, a militarized police response to early reports of rioting, and a “national discussion” about police militarization, racism, and police brutality.

Sep 02 15:48

Appeals court skeptical of government phone surveillance

A federal appeals court panel in New York expressed skepticism Tuesday about the government’s continued monitoring of Americans’ phone records to guard against terrorism.

Sep 02 15:05

Are Sobriety Checkpoints Really Unconstitutional?

Sobriety checkpoints (or "DUI checkpoints") are roadblocks that law enforcement officers set up on roads for the purpose of catching people driving under the influence of alcohol. Some of us also think they are used to generate revenue for police departments and the State, since the stops often result in citizens being slapped with minor (finable) offenses. Of course, the blatantly plunderous civil asset forfeiture racket has been implemented during these stops as well.

Twelve states do not conduct sobriety checkpoints because they prohibit them by state law or their interpretation of state Constitution.

Sep 02 14:58

Mother Files Complaint After Police Chief Decapitates Boy’s Pet Chicken with Shovel

A Minnesota police chief admitted to beheading a five-year-old boy’s pet chicken with a shovel last month after a neighbor complained about the animal running through the neighborhood.

Sep 02 14:48

What the media doesn't tell us when beating the NATO war drums in Ukraine

#StopNATO #NoToNATO

will we soon see Americans dutifully waving their star-spangled totems as US forces set off for war yet again?

Sep 02 14:47

Gun shop owner starts Facebook page listing businesses that ban guns

As some gun control advocates are pushing for businesses to ban guns in their establishments, one Indiana gun shop owner is pushing back by compiling a list of businesses who have banned guns, essentially helping like-minded consumers to tell these establishments, “No Guns = No Money.”

Sep 02 14:08

11 commercial jetliners missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli airport… Developing…

Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

Sep 02 14:03

Anti-War Hashtags Getting Popular on Twitter Ahead of NATO Summit

Solid start to the #StopNATO week of action #NATOsummitUK

Peace activists from Russia to US & everywhere in between gathered for #NoToNato countersummit

Sep 02 13:44

Apple Showcases Education Apps ‘Aligned to Common Core Standards’

A document posted to the education section of Apple’s website reveals the company’s close ties to the controversial Common Core learning standard.

Sep 02 13:30

How anyone gives this (Russell Brand) narcissistic, psychopathic, opportunistic arsehole the time of day, is beyond me.

Reply by DTOM: Brand's job is to co-opt those who are now open to learning the reality of the world, give them his (and/or his handler's) distorted truth and lead them back into yet another control cup-de-sac with his magic catch-all 'redistribution of wealth' collectivist solution.

Just so long as it's not YOUR personal wealth or those of friends and associates, right Russell?

How anyone gives this narcissistic, psychopathic, opportunistic arsehole the time of day, is beyond me.

Sep 02 13:25

Ebola Cases Likely to Increase in Coming Weeks, CDC Director Says

The number of people infected with Ebola in West Africa will likely increase significantly over the next few weeks, according to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who just returned from the region.

Sep 02 13:22

How does a police department lose a Humvee?

Theft, fraud plague controversial Pentagon program spotlighted by Ferguson

Sep 02 13:20

Ron Paul: Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!

A lack of strategy is a glimmer of hope. Perhaps the president will finally stop listening to the neocons and interventionists whose recommendations have gotten us into this mess in the first place! Here’s a strategy: Just come home.

Sep 02 13:19

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

AAA named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two "traffic traps" nationwide and even placed an attention-getting billboard outside the limits of the town to warn drivers to slow down before entering.

Sep 02 13:17

Israel says Gaza war cost military $2.5 bn

Dont worry, Uncle Sam will pick up the bill

Sep 02 13:15

US urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

Urges? Cut the cord!

Sep 02 13:11

Fed: US consumers have decided to ‘hoard money’

One of the great mysteries of the post-financial crisis world is why the U.S. has lacked inflation despite all the money being pumped into the economy. -- The St. Louis Federal Reserve thinks it has the answer: A paper the central bank branch published this week blames the low level of money movement in large part on consumers and their “willingness to hoard money.” The paper also cites the Fed’s own policies as a reason for consumers’ unwillingness to spend..

Sep 02 13:07

Militarization of Law Enforcement in America: Gratuitous Police Violence, Totally out of Control

Gratuitous police violence in America is totally out of control. Every day police murder 1.4 Americans, and beat, taser, body slam, and break into the homes of many others. Ferguson made it into the news, but Americans suffer police violence every day.

Sep 02 13:03

DASHCAM: Texas cop rescues woman lying on train tracks seconds before being run over

Richmond PD officer, Ramon Morales, had only seconds to react as a train was speeding towards a woman lying across train tracks in the early morning hours of June 22, 2014.

Sep 02 12:26

US Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Killed by ISIS

According to reports, U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff has been killed by fighters with the Islamic State after a video purporting to show his beheading death was released and flagged on Tuesday by the SITE Intelligence Group, a research group that tracks jihadist web postings.

Sotloff, 31, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013.

Sep 02 12:16

With political donation limits gone, big givers writing checks at furious pace

More than 300 donors have seized the opportunity, writing checks at such a furious pace that they have exceeded the old limit of $123,200 for this election cycle, according to campaign finance data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research organization.

Sep 02 12:08

The Anti-Gun Billionaires

Those on the left say they abhor big money’s corrupting influence in politics — until a leftist billionaire starts trying to sway public opinion. That’s okay with them, because, you know, old George Soros really isn’t creepy at all — he’s just a grandfatherly figure who gives like Santa Claus. And the same goes for Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg — their billions are okay, too. All Bloomberg wants is for the rest of us to give up tobacco, big gulps, and guns.

Sep 02 12:01

Dem Perkins Coie Lawyer Cyrus Habib Dodges Questions in Washington 48th Dist. Senate Bid, Michelle Darnell Answers!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/238446808/Michelle-Darnell-Answers-Four-Toug...

In full disclosure I am listed as a team member for Michelle Darnell's campaign because she paid me $250 to make her first 3 videos. I haven't been paid a dime since then yet I continue to document what I am seeing in this race because I feel like it and I have just enough of my own money and time to do so. I am not part of the control group and I make no decisions on policy or any of that. I am just the guy with the camera, documenting Ms. Darnell and Mr. Habib.

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Why is Cyrus Habib hiding? Isn't Transparency the hallmark of the Democratic Party?

Sep 02 11:59

Proposed Alabama amendment will take on gun ownership

A proposed amendment to the Alabama constitution could make gun-ownership a fundamental right for state citizens.

Sep 02 11:34

NEW BOSS OF BBC

Spooky Rona Fairhead (Rona Haig), above, is to replace Lord Patten as boss of the BBC (chairwoman of the BBC Trust.) She obtained a degree from Harvard Business School. Her early business career was spent at Bain & Company and Morgan Stanley in the 1980s before she moved to British Aerospace and eventually the Financial Times Group. She is a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings. Allegedly, she is Jewish.

Sep 02 11:31

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion

For the first time in the nation’s history, foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, according to the most recent Treasury Department report on major foreign holders of the debt, which includes the numbers through the end of June.

Sep 02 11:18

Police Department Loses Military Humvee…

As odd as it may seem that a hulking armored personnel carrier could go missing from a police department, it’s not that uncommon an occurrence. -- In fact, at least three other police stations have misplaced or been robbed of their government-issued Humvees in the past five years. Weapons turn up missing, too

Sep 02 11:12

CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of Control’

“It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It’s bad now and it’s going to get worse in the very near future,” Frieden told CBS News. “There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing. We really have to act now.”

Sep 02 11:08

As Threat of Nuclear War Grows, Public’s Attention Turns to Justin Bieber

As NATO and Russia prepare for potential war, which could result in nuclear strikes and the death of millions, the public’s attention is not on Ukraine but rather on the personal life of pop singer Justin Bieber.

Sep 02 10:55

HACKERS STRIKE HOME DEPOT; CREDIT CARD FEARS

Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after a website reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.

Sep 02 10:51

‘Homeland’ Lose Track of 6,000 Foreigners on Student Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Sep 02 10:47

FBI produces ‘news’ radio program

Listen to the radio and you might run across a segment that sounds something like a news report. A newsy music introduction plays as woman’s officious-sounding voice begins narrating a story. In a stilted delivery that appears to mimic that of a news anchor, the woman states, “In a move demonstrating the FBI’s valuable role of protecting national security, Director James Comey creates a separate Intelligence Branch…” -- It turns out this isn’t a news report at all. And the “news anchor” is actually a public affairs specialist.

Sep 02 10:26

McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers

McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.
Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week's planned protests.

Sep 02 10:25

Transgender teen sues South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles after being denied his driver's license unless he removed his makeup for his photo

A lawsuit will be filed Tuesday on behalf of an Upstate teen who was forced to take off his makeup for a driver’s license picture, despite the fact he lives in girl’s clothing and makeup every day.

Sep 02 09:54

Corrupt Agenda: UN Orders Troops To Surrender To U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels

“The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms, and they defied the U.N. peacekeeping commander’s order. Instead, they staged a daring escape from the Golan camp over the weekend, ending a tense, dayslong standoff.”
Source: D.C. ClothesLine

Sep 02 09:24

The man who tried to shut down a kid’s lemonade stand is now under investigation

Today in turnabout: A Florida man who became an Internet villain after his quest to shut down a child’s lemonade stand went viral is now under investigation for potentially running an unlicensed home business.

Sep 02 09:24

How the U.S. Government Tracked Me Overseas

Erika Nolan
Activist Post

I was on vacation in Europe recently when I experienced firsthand the extent to which the U.S. government will go to follow and track its citizens. It has made me very grateful that I hold dual citizenship and have a second passport.

This is what happened...

Sep 02 09:21

16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them

What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done among the member countries of the common market? Conservatives malign the notion and liberals, even radical ones, haven't exactly embraced the "open borders" concept.

Sep 02 09:16

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars.

“They said they would charge me for distributing literature,” Turner told ThinkProgress when he was released a few hours later. “I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can’t put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they’re detaining you. I said, ‘Show me where it’s illegal to do this.’ But he would not do it. The officer got mad and grabbed me. Then he told me that I was resisting arrest!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this part of the 21st century in this country, that this should even be happening is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Voting rights are an inalienable part of ALL of this country's citizens should be able to share, in having a say about the political leadership which represents them.

Sep 02 09:13

Ferguson cops start wearing body cameras after private companies donate 50 of them

Police officers in Ferguson have begun wearing body cameras in an effort to restore trust in the force after the shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown.

Officers have been equipped with the cameras after two private companies, Safety Vision and Digital Ally, donated more than 50 of them last week.

Sep 02 09:12

Homeland Security was built to fend off terrorists. Why's it so busy arming cops to fight average Americans?

For three weeks and counting, America has raged against the appalling behavior of the local police in Ferguson, Missouri, and for good reason: automatic rifles pointed at protesters, tank-like armored trucks blocking marches, the teargassing and arresting of reporters, tactics unfit even for war zones – it was all enough to make you wonder whether this was America at all. But as Congress returns to Washington this week, the ire of a nation should also be focused on the federal government agency that has enabled so much of the rise of military police, and so much more: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Sep 02 08:46

Nato Plans 'Spearhead' Force To Face Russia

Nato is set to create a high-readiness force and stockpile military equipment in Eastern Europe as a bulwark against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's chief has said.

Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the proposed new force could be comprised of several thousand troops contributed to on a rotating basis by the 28 Nato countries.

Backed by air and naval assets, he said the unit would be a spearhead that could be deployed at very short notice to help Nato members defend themselves against any threat, including from Russia.

Nato leaders are to consider the plans at a summit this week in Wales that is likely to be dominated by how the US-led alliance should respond to the Russian-backed separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine is not a member of Nato, but its UK ambassador told Sky News he backed the move and appealed for Ukraine's allies to step up sanctions and provide military help now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The behaviour on the part of NATO, considering that Ukraine is not a part of NATO at this time, can only be characterized as very odd, in light of the fact that they are hyping the formation of a RRF (rapid reaction force)to come to Ukraine's aid against alleged Russian "aggression", when Russia has not been aggressive against Ukraine in the slightest, and that is what OCSE reports on the border have consistently indicated.

It appears that NATO and the US have decided to curtail Russia's economic growth with a war, and Ukraine is simply the excuse.

But were I Poroshenko, I would hesitate to necessarily hitch my geopolitical/economic/military wagon to NATO and the West.

IF past is prologue, he may want to examine the absolute flustercluck NATO and the US have created in Afghanistan, 13 years on, and wonder - very seriously - if what he has done will ultimately have been the right move for the future of his people.

Please, if you have already not done this, now is the time to take care of yourselves and those you care about. Get storable food, water, extra medications, and figure out how you will defend your home in a way with which you are both comfortable and educated.

Something wicked this way comes, and although I don't want to come across as Mrs. Chicken Little of Hawaii, 2014, preparation right now is critical.

I am very concerned about what I see as the US government marching to war against Russia. And unfortunately, just because an idea is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this government could possibly do right now, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it, and most probably before the mid-term elections....if, in fact, they are held, and we do not see a decree of martial law, to crush dissent against it.

Sep 02 08:31

Deciphering Henry (Kissinger)

What he said vs what he meant

Sep 02 08:25

Has the U.S. Targeted Nuclear-Armed Russia with Regime Change?

Sounds like a tantrum to me

snip: There is a “little-old-lady-who-swallowed-the-fly” quality to neocon thinking. When one of their schemes goes bad, they simply move to a bigger, more dangerous scheme.

Sep 02 08:21

Not just Argentina: Other nations in debt doldrums

Argentina's lengthy debt saga returned to the spotlight last week, with its second default in only 12 years triggering George Soros and other investors to sue Bank of New York Mellon for withholding interest payments.

This came after Argentina refused to comply with a U.S. legal ruling ordering it to repay $1.3 billion to creditors, triggering a selective default. Moody's Investors Service downgraded its outlook for the country's debt to "negative" at the end of July and confirmed its long-term credit rating at "Caa1"—meaning it views Argentine debt as a highly risky investment at the precarious end of the "junk bond" spectrum.

Argentina is, nonetheless, only one of several countries whose shaky finances leave them on the brink of being unable to repay their obligations. Moody's currently rates 10 other countries' debt as equally or even more risky than that of Argentina. These span the globe, from nearby by Venezuela and Ecuador to Pakistan and Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the list that is shown, one interesting factor is that the United States, which is at least 18 trillion dollars in debt (that we know of) is not listed as a country with an economy in deep trouble.

Sep 02 07:32

Kansas City, Mo., cop under review after posting fake 'Michael Brown' picture to Facebook: report

Officer Marc Catron allegedly shared an image of an accused murderer that he thought was of slain teen Michael Brown, with the snarky caption, 'I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.' The post reportedly sparked an internal review.

Sep 02 07:25

Jewish Terror In our Midst

The Daily Telegraph reported today that Neil Masterson, who was charged with a religiously aggravated assault on George Galloway, is a Jewish carer and not a ‘Catholic’ as the Jewish media insisted in the last few days.

Former BBC manager Neil Masterson, 39, is alleged to have shouted about the holocaust as Mr Galloway posed for pictures with members of the public in Golborne Road, Notting Hill.

Mr Galloway was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, for treatment on Friday and kept in hospital overnight.

The court heard yesterday that Masterson attacked the MP because he felt that George Galloway was an enemy to Judaism.

Prosecuting, Tom Gill said: "He said he carried out the attack because he felt the victim was enemy of Judaism."

Mr Gill said that Masterson told the police: "I didn't want him to think I'm scared, Galloway is Anti-semitic and I am Jewish."

Sep 02 06:45

Scottish independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.

The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.

The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes.

Sep 02 06:44

The Covert Origins of ISIS

Evidence of the real origins of ISIS as a direct (and deliberate or at least predictable) result of US foreign policy and actions in the Middle East.

Sep 02 06:28

David Wilcock: "Two of The Most Significant Events in This Secret War.."

Glad Ben caught the epic JP Morgan computer hack, temporarily blamed on Russia, and the revealing statement from Kissinger expressing his regret about the crumbling of the New World Order. These were two of the most significant events in this secret war to have appeared last week.

Both of these show that moves are becoming increasingly high-level and desperate. Everything we are seeing suggests this is all building up to some sort of epic climax.

I encountered some hate comments about the work I have done recently, and the main criticism seems to be “nothing has happened… David and his sources have been thoroughly and totally discredited.”

Patience! Just because it hasn’t happened YET doesn’t mean it WON’T. Look at the evidence. It is becoming increasingly obvious that this secret war is real, and is building up to something big. Only so much can be done before it becomes openly known to everyone.

Sep 02 06:26

Why the silence over the assault on George Galloway?

Last Friday evening a British MP suffered a vicious assault on a London street. George Galloway, a 61-year-old, six-times-elected politician was beaten up for three minutes by a brutal and determined assailant in broad daylight, and was admitted to hospital as a result.

There are grounds for assuming that the motive was political, and the assault occurred due to Galloway’s criticism of Israeli actions in the Middle East. The assailant was reportedly shouting comparing Galloway to Hitler, and shouting about the Holocaust.

There is something very disturbing about the response to this event by the mainstream British political establishment. Mr Galloway has received no public message of sympathy from a single MP from any party – nothing from Speaker Bercow, from the Prime Minister, or from any of the other elected political leader.

Sep 02 06:26

Israelis unsure whether they won or lost in Gaza

Despite hailing as a victory the seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and destroyed large swathes of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appears to have emerged as the main political casualty of Operation Protective Edge. In late July, Netanyahu’s approval ratings stood at 82 per cent. Last week, as the ceasefire began, his popularity had plummeted to 32 per cent.

Sep 02 06:21

Doing the Backstroke in a Swamp of Neutered Nutrias

I walked out into the early morning today and I saw, metaphorically that... the hawk is on the wing. I could hear, just on the periphery of hearing, the howl of the wolf and I knew that a few months hence the tearing of the wind at your door would be the allegorical claws of that same wolf. Like they say in that 'extremely popular' swords and sorcery, fantasy series, where the author takes some kind of pathological satisfaction in killing off just about all of the main players; “winter is coming” metaphorically AND literally. Winter is coming and so is sticker shock. Food prices are going to rise along with heating costs. Nature is in no mood to cooperate. The governments are owned by the people who own the banks and the people who own the banks are blood sucking vampires. Do not expect them to behave like kitty cats and fluffy puppies. It is in their nature to drink the blood of others. It is what they do. It's like the story of the scorpion and the frog.

Sep 02 05:10

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Wright says Mohammed in particular has faced a level of torture "beyond comprehension." He says his client was waterboarded by the CIA 183 times and subjected to over a week of sleep deprivation; there were threats that his family would be killed. "And those are just the declassified facts that I'm able to actually speak about," Wright says.

Sep 02 05:09

FBI, Apple Investigate Nude Photo Leak Targeting Jennifer Lawrence, Others

As long as the FBI has its priorities straight -- "May the odds be ever in their favor!" (Remember the childhood joke? FBI = Female Body Inspector.)

I bet that the NSA is feeling really bad-ass right now.

Sep 02 03:35

Fidel Castro: US & Israel created ISIS

Sep 02 02:51

Youtube Safety Mode Censorship: Latest Battleground in the War on Consciousness

Waking Times

YouTube was once a bastion of free speech, an open venue where alternative information could circulate and wake up millions worldwide. Now it’s increasingly a place where truth is suppressed, as YouTube’s 6 billion+ hours of content is ‘soft censored’ on the sly by its mysterious ‘safety mode’. Keep reading if you prefer watching liberating information to mindless entertainment.

Sep 01 17:34

Olympic National Park Bans Drones

Following a nationwide directive, Washington state’s largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones.

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