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CURRENT EVENTS

Feb 10 11:43

Kathy Kelly: The Shift

{Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence (info@vcnv.org), is in federal prison for participation in an anti-drone protest.}

"A nation that continues, year after year, to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person oriented society...” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Beyond Vietnam“

A moment can become a movement but in any case it’s worthwhile to do all we can to help each other do easier time.

Feb 10 11:31

Moscow’s Problem: Dealing with Imbeciles and Vassals

European leadership is still a captive of Washington’s clutches. But the disgusted European masses might just be forcing a break in the imbecilic bonds.

Russia is in a dilemma. How can it work through a peaceful settlement over the Ukraine conflict – and avoid a wider, more terrible war – when it is having to communicate with imbeciles and vassals? We are referring to the American and European leaders, respectively.

American politicians attending the Munich Security Conference derided efforts by Germany’s Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to engage Putin in political dialogue over the Ukraine crisis as «bullshit».

To her credit, Angela Merkel has stood firm in her opposition to American calls for increasing military involvement in Ukraine. While in Washington this week, she categorically ruled out supporting the idea of sending more weapons into Ukraine. Merkel’s opposition to US proposals has been denounced by leading Republican Senators...

Feb 10 11:18

Nanny State: Cops Stop Teens from Shoveling Snow Without Their Government Issued Permit

It’s official. We live in a country where a high schooler can’t even earn $20 shoveling snow out of a neighbor’s driveway without Uncle Sam taking a cut. What a greedy lowlife scumbag that guy is.

Feb 10 11:08

Australia discontinues water, electricity services for Aboriginals

The Australian government has decided to discontinue the provision of water and electricity supplies to up to 200 indigenous communities, saying it can no longer afford the basic services, delegating it to state governments.

The remote communities, located across the northern tip of Australia and the Kimberley in the country’s northwest, will be deprived of essential services with the decision by the federal government, Vice News agency reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Western Australia (WA) state government has said it cannot afford to cover the costs either, estimating that at least some of the 274 communities in the state - perhaps as many as 200 - will have to close.

WA Premier Colin Barnett has, however, announced that cutting water and electricity supplies does not mean the communities will have to close down.

“There is nothing to stop people going on to land,” Barnett said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, Australian government; I have been to Sidney, and loved the city, and the people.

However, these decisions, at both territorial and national levels, reek of the stench of ethnic cleansing against Australia's First People: there is just no other way to say this politely.

Feb 10 11:06

Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2050, According to MIT Scientist

Senior researcher, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, from MIT suspects that glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto's pesticide Roundup on our food supply will result in half of the children population having autism by the year 2050.

Feb 10 11:06

FBI really doesn’t want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops

If you’ve ever filed a public records request with your local police department to learn more about how cell-site simulators are used in your community—chances are good that the FBI knows about it. And the FBI will attempt to “prevent disclosure” of such information.

Feb 10 10:51

World can't rely on U.S. to carry economy forever: Canada

The United States is carrying the world economy at the moment but that is not sustainable, and other major nations must shoulder more of the load, Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Friday.

Feb 10 10:51

Sanders: $1T infrastructure bill would be cheaper than Iraq War

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Monday that his bill to spend $1 trillion over the next five years to boost the nation's transportation infrastructure would cost less than what the U.S. government spent on the Iraq War.

Feb 10 10:51

Obama still argues that we can't have transparency or the terrorists will win

The Obama administration, self-described Most Transparent Administration in History™, is currently engaged in a multi-pronged legal battle to prevent an iota more transparency related to illegal torture. If there was any lingering hopes that the President might use the last two years of his final term in office to bring some accountability to the despicable actions of the CIA or the US military, it appears that he will instead continue to use the power of the office to fight to keep them hidden.

Later today, the government will showcase its latest suppression effort, as the Justice Department will urge a federal judge in New York to keep secret hundreds of photos of torture from Abu Ghraib prison from almost a decade ago. President Obama once promised to release the photos, only to reverse himself months after coming into office – and he’s since been fighting for years to keep them secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise here.

History will ultimately judge President Obama as one of the most profound disappointments of American leadership in the 21st century.

And despite his faux populist persona, he is no less a slave to the global corporate and banking institutions than are his Republican counterparts.

It doesn't matter any more which of the two parties gets elected nationally; what wins is more corporate wealth; more personal wealth inequality; and more wars.

Feb 10 10:45

Eleven-Year-Old Ohio Girl Charged With Murder in Death of 2-Month-Old Baby

An 11-year-old girl from a Cleveland suburb has been charged with murder in the beating of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby's mom a break.

Feb 10 10:45

German Jewish community angered as national anti-Semitism commission excludes Jews

Leading Jewish groups have slammed the German government for creating a new commission on anti-Semitism without including a single Jew.

Julius Schoeps from the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies on Tuesday called it "a unique scandal" that the Interior Ministry did not include any Jewish scientists or community leaders on the commission it created to fight anti-Semitism and support Jewish life in Germany.

Feb 10 10:42

Unearthed: Digging to the Truth for Madeleine McCann

Very interesting that Kev Baker has been reporting on this for a few weeks now, and all of a sudden we are seeing stories pop up in The Telegraph going over new evidence in the seven-plus-year-old case, but it does not mention Stephen Birch or a potential finding in Mr. Murat’s driveway as part of that new evidence…

Feb 10 10:32

Sen. Patrick Leahy, key Democrat, won't attend Netanyahu's Congress speech

Senator Patrick Leahy, a key U.S. Senate Democrat and the chamber's most senior member, said Tuesday that he would not attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress.

The seven-term senator from Vermont called the speech, arranged by House Speaker John Boehner and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, is “a tawdry and high-handed stunt that has embarrassed not only Israel but the Congress itself."

Leahy joins an increasingly long list of lawmakers who are planning to boycott the speech. According to The Hill news website, more than a dozen congressional Democrats are planning to skip the address. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, announced on Monday he won't attend.

Feb 10 10:31

In Memory of Anthony Lawson

“A principled voice (such a voice!) and expert videographer for humanity has fallen silent. I am deeply saddened by this news. Anthony sensed and reported with visceral certainty the wrongs visited upon the hapless Christians and Muslims of Palestine by the criminally psychotic ideology Zionism and its adherents. I am duly proud that I once facilitated Anthony’s voiceover of a superior article on Palestine-Israel written by New Mexico’s Joe Mowrey; it was presented multiple times on the Oahu public-access TV system circa 2006 by me and my co-producer, the since-departed Dr. Ramsis G. Lutfy. May both R.I.P.” — Robert H Stiver.

Feb 10 10:28

Is Soros Preparing A Color Revolution For Greece?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the recent victory of Syriza in Greece, opponents of austerity the world over have been rejoicing. The news from a country crushed by austerity policies, the European Central Bank, the IMF, and corrupt oligarchs is now heralding a shift in direction toward a “third way” that does not simply involve trading one austerity oligarch and his party for another.

For many in Greece, the signal is clear – help seems to be on the way...

Feb 10 10:26

Washington closing down embassy in Yemen completely: US official

An American official in Washington has confirmed that the United States is closing down its embassy in Yemen completely and the ambassador will depart the Arab country by Wednesday.

Feb 10 10:23

Demolition fail! Tower remains standing after more than 4,000lbs of explosives are used to implode Las Vegas Clarion Hotel-Casino

With the sound of slot machines blurring out the noise, more than 4,000 pounds of explosives were used to demolish a Las Vegas hotel before sunrise Tuesday.

The 12-story Clarion casino-hotel, which opened its doors in 1970 and was briefly owned by actress Debbie Reynolds, became the 13th hotel to gain implosion infamy in Sin City.

However, despite the high-power blast, one tower remained standing on the end of the building and a second demolition job is expected.

Feb 10 10:15

If You Listen Carefully, The Bankers Are Actually Telling Us What Is Going To Happen Next

Are we on the verge of a major worldwide economic downturn? Well, if recent warnings from prominent bankers all over the world are to be believed, that may be precisely what we are facing in the months ahead. As you will read about below, the big banks are warning that the price of oil could soon drop as low as 20 dollars a barrel, that a Greek exit from the eurozone could push the EUR/USD down to 0.90, and that the global economy could shrink by more than 2 trillion dollars in 2015. Most of the time, very few people ever actually read the things that the big banks write for their clients. But in recent months, a lot of these bankers are issuing such ominous warnings that you would think that they have started to write for The Economic Collapse Blog. Of course we have seen this happen before. Just before the financial crisis of 2008, a lot of people at the big banks started to get spooked, and now we are beginning to see an atmosphere of fear spread on Wall Street once again.

Feb 10 10:13

‘Rotten Core of Banking’ Exposed: Global Outrage Follows HSBC Revelations

‘These bankers are too big to fail and too big to jail, so they just keep engaging in illegal activity.’

New details about how HSBC bank helped tax evaders and money-launderers—from political figures to celebrities to arms dealers—conceal billions of dollars in assets have sparked international condemnation, from elected officials as well as public interest groups around the world.

Documents leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, who worked for HSBC, show how a Swiss division of the U.K.-headquartered bank routinely allowed clients to withdraw bricks of cash, often in foreign currencies of little use in Switzerland; aggressively marketed schemes likely to enable wealthy clients to avoid European and U.S. taxes; colluded with some clients to conceal undeclared “black” accounts from their domestic tax authorities; and provided accounts to international criminals, corrupt businessmen, and other high-risk individuals.

Feb 10 10:11

Russian Official Warns of ‘All Out War’ if the US Arms Ukrainian Government

Alexi Pushkov, a top Russian MP and close friend of Vladimir Putin, has told the European Parliament that the United States supplying the Ukranian government with weapons could escalate the conflict to ‘all out war’.

Feb 10 10:08

A Day of Reckoning for the Euro Has Arrived – 26 TRILLION in Currency Derivatives at Risk

26.45 trillion dollars in currency derivatives are directly tied to the value of the euro. Let that number sink in for a moment.

Feb 10 10:06

Jordanian pilot who was burned to death in sickening ISIS video 'was so heavily sedated he had no idea what was about to happen to him'

The Jordanian air force pilot filmed being burned to death by Islamic State extremists was heavily sedated and unaware of what was about to happen, it has been claimed.

A report in Saudi Arabia's burnews.com claims ISIS militants admitted giving Moaz al-Kasasbeh drugs so that he did not scream as flames consumed his body during his grotesque execution.

Feb 10 10:06

The Renewed Push for Deeper North American Integration

The globalist plan to incrementally merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a North American Union has been ongoing for years. While at times, the agenda appears to have seemingly stalled, current efforts to expand the trilateral partnership show that it is alive and once again gaining steam. With NAFTA as the foundation, the renewed push for deeper North American integration continues on many different fronts.

Feb 10 10:03

Latest Obama Interview Reveals the Crux of His Hypocrisy

But when he is confronted by the interviewer on our relationship with tyrannical regimes in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, he has something very troubling to say.

Feb 10 09:56

Mugabe falls: '27 bodyguards punished' after Zimbabwe president stumbles on carpet

Several bodyguards of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe have been punished for failing to prevent him falling down the steps from a podium, in an incident that drew widespread mockery online.

Feb 10 09:56

Obama asks Germany “to give us the benefit of the doubt” on NSA spying

President Barack Obama asked Germans to give the United States the “benefit of the doubt” when it comes to snooping by the National Security Agency.

Feb 10 09:56

Staples Threatens To Fire Staff For Working More Than 25 Hours A Week

n 2015, an Affordable Care Act provision requiring large employers to offer health insurance to staff working more than 30 hours a week kicked into effect. Now, some part-time staff at Staples say management has become extra vigilant about limiting their hours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No surprise here.

After all, Obamacare was NEVER about affordable health care for Americans; the legislation was written by the medical insurance companies to insure that their profits stayed predatorily high, while shafting the American consumer with huge deductibles, and items not covered, if someone had a hospital visit.

Feb 10 09:44

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet

Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with LIRNEasia, a think tank, called Rohan Samarajiva, her boss at the time, to tell him what she had discovered. “It seemed that in their minds, the Internet did not exist; only Facebook,” he concluded.

Feb 10 09:43

Here’s How Many Americans Have Contracted The Measles In The Disneyland Outbreak

Cases have been cropping up across the U.S. since December 2014, when a large outbreak was triggered by exposure to the virus at Disneyland in California.

Feb 10 09:36

AT GRAMMYS, OBAMA PROMOTES ‘PARTNERSHIP’ WITH SOROS-FUNDED GROUP

Since launching his Open Society Foundations in 1984, Soros has donated more than $8 billion to charities around the world. His reach and influence far surpasses that of the Koch brothers, who have been vilified by the left and the media for their grants to universities.? The Grammy Awards were not just a stage for musicians’ egos in 2015, but a platform for promoting a cause backed by President Barack Obama and a Soros-funded organization.

Feb 10 09:13

Political Cartoon from Jordan perfectly illustrates the kingdom’s plans for ISIS

Jordan’s Major General Mansour al-Jabour reported that airstrikes have killed up to 7,000 ISIS fighters and said the groups leader is frightened. The General issued the ISIS leader a direct challenge.

Feb 10 09:13

Missouri cities sued over municipal court practices accusing them of running the equivalent of debtors’ prisons by illegally jailing hundreds of mostly poor, black residents for unpaid debts, many of them from traffic tickets.

Civil rights lawyers filed federal lawsuits Sunday night accusing authorities in Ferguson and Jennings, Mo., of running the equivalent of debtors’ prisons by illegally jailing hundreds of mostly poor, black residents for unpaid debts, many of them from traffic tickets.

Feb 10 09:10

VIDEO: UKRAINE TOWN HIT BY 24 ROCKETS IN TWO MINUTES

A resident of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, captured a two-minute bombardment of the town, showing 24 separate explosions pummeling homes and buildings. Separatist forces launched the rockets as part of their attacks on the Ukrainian government’s military headquarters.

Feb 10 08:56

Major university warns students about using “unacceptable words;” asks them to sign a pledge…

The publicly funded University of Michigan has launched a $16,000 campaign, warning students not to use “unacceptable words” that might be “offensive” and not “inclusive.” Students are also asked to sign a pledge to use inclusive language and work with their peers to help them understand the “issues.”

Feb 10 08:56

US Sen. Sanders: I will boycott Netanyahu speech at Congress

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he will not attend the March 3 joint session of the US Congress where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak about Iran.

“The president of the United States heads up our foreign policy. The idea that the president wasn’t even consulted — that is wrong and not a good thing for our country,” Sanders said in response to a question about Netanyahu's speech before Congress.

"I am not going. I may watch it on TV, but I'm not going," he told the audience at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington on Monday.

Top Obama administration officials and members of the Democratic Party are angry at Netanyahu over his acceptance of a last month invitation by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address Congress without coordinating with President Barack Obama.

Feb 10 08:56

The 13 Most Evil US Government Human Experiments

The U.S. Government has been caught conducting an insane amount of vile, inhumane and grisly experiments on humans without their consent and often without their knowledge. Here are the 13 most evil, for lack of a better word, cases of human-testing as conducted by the United States of America.

Feb 10 08:25

Big backers of Clinton Foundation found in leaked Swiss Bank files: Report

WHETHER LEGAL OR NOT, HILLARY CLINTON’S DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH THE PLANET’S FINANCIAL ELITE MAY CAST A SHADOW OF HER ATTEMPTS TO PLAY THE POPULIST IN THE 2016 ELECTION

Feb 10 08:18

Second alleged murder-suicide by JPMorgan worker in seven months

Michael Tabacchi’s LinkedIn profile lists him previously as an Operations Analyst at JPMorgan and currently as an Associate

Feb 10 08:06

These are the FACTS

Feb 10 07:33

Turkey-Israel trade ties thriving

New figures show Turkey has been boosting its trade ties with Israel in recent years, despite the harsh anti-Israeli rhetoric used by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) showed that the volume of mutual trade between Turkey and Israel exceeded USD 5.6 billion in 2014, showing a nearly 50-percent increase from 2009.

According to TurkStat, Turkey exported more than USD 2.9 billion worth of goods to Israel in 2014, while its imports were USD 2.7 billion during the same year.

The trade volume between Ankara and Tel Aviv stood at USD 2.6 billion in 2009.

The rise in bilateral trade comes as Erdogan has been harshly criticizing Israel over its brutal and repressive policies against Palestinians in Gaza.

Feb 10 07:31

Global Hegemony in the Guise of “Collective Defense”

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Chief among the stated reasons the United States has decided to arbitrate the future of Ukraine for its citizens, is the grave danger Russia allegedly poses not only to Kiev, but to Europe and the rest of the world. This despite the fact that it was the US which facilitated violent protests that eventually overthrew the elected government of Ukraine in 2013-2014 in the first place, leading directly to the war now unfolding in the heart of Eastern Europe.

It was not long ago that another ambitious power cited Russia as a threat and invoked “collective defense” to justify what would become a contest between nations leaving tens of millions dead and entire countries in ruins...

Feb 10 07:30

Courage to face true history

Human consciousness and the ability to understand that which really occurred in the past, is a skill that many people have little experience with mastering

Feb 10 07:17

Marijuana in Jamaica: Possession of up to two ounces decriminalised on Bob Marley's birthday

Possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use has been decriminalised in Jamaica after a drugs law that was passed on Friday was debated by senators for five hours.

Having up to two ounces (around 56 grams) will only be punishable by a fixed penalty ticket, instead of a criminal charge.

The amendment of the law happens to have been passed on the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley, who died of cancer aged 36 in 1981. He is well-known to have praised weed as “the healing of a nation.”

Feb 10 06:57

Vicar sin-binned: ‘Anti-Semitic’ 9/11 conspiracy cleric banned from social media

A Church of England vicar who shared an article on Facebook which blamed Israel for the 9/11 terror attacks has been banned from social media after being accused of anti-Semitism.

Reverend Dr Stephen Sizer has been ordered by the church not to write, blog, tweet, email, preach or teach about the situation in the Middle East.

He has also agreed to stop using social media entirely, including his blog, for six months. There is no guarantee he will be allowed to use social media after this period.

Sizer, who is vicar of a parish in Surrey, has agreed to offer his resignation to the Diocese of Guildford in the event he breaches the conditions of his ban.

Feb 10 06:52

Breaking News - Egypt to join Russia-led Eurasian free trade zone

Russia and Egypt have agreed to create a free trade zone and a Russian industrial zone near the Suez Canal. President Sisi of Egypt announced the plan at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

There was more than $4.5 billion of trade between Russia and Egypt in 2014, a more than 80 percent increase on the year before, said President Putin.

Feb 09 13:43

IS YOUR CHILD A TERRORIST? U.S. GOVERNMENT QUESTIONNAIRE RATES FAMILIES AT RISK FOR EXTREMISM

Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only and obtained byThe Intercept. The document–and the rating system–is part of a wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement and other government agencies. The White House has made this approach a centerpiece of its response to terrorist attacks around the world and in the wake of the Paris attacks, announced plans to host an international summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 18th.

Feb 09 13:43

AMERICANS ARE "TWERKING & JERKING", NOT WORKING

Bruce Jenner’s journey to transgender sainthood was interrupted Saturday on the road to Malibu, and with it perhaps the Kardashian Klan’s hopes and dreams for achieving supremacy of the known universe. All of America was twerking at the news because that is what we do and who we are now. The nation’s attention these blizzardy days would have otherwise gone straight from the Super-bowl halftime hallucination to the stupendous narcissistic grandiosity of the Grammy Awards. America becomes, day upon day, one gigantic act of “performance art” geared to shocking a bourgeoisie that has dwindled so deeply that, curiously, there may be absolutely nobody left to shock.

Feb 09 11:51

Why Do I Live in a World Where My "Smart" TV Spies on Me?

You know things have gone just a bit south when the privacy policy customers receive when they purchase a new Samsung smart TV warns them that anything they say near their television set will be RECORDED AND SENT TO A THIRD PARTY.

Feb 09 11:20

US-Israel and Armageddon

The nature of the sickness that underpins Zionism is a prime cause for a chaotic world. Hastening a nuclear doom for the glory of the Third Temple is psychotic, unwarranted and certainly un-American.

All those ‘faithfully challenged’ love their celebrated dispensationalist saint. But what about the remaining secular nut cases that run to the defense of that despotic state that claims to be a democracy? “O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!” – yes we are all Hamlets when it comes to being exploited by the propagandists of perdition.

How many misguided trolls from the Amen ‘Christian Zionists’ Corner will rally to the cause of peace as the plow shears are sharpened for the inevitable long awaited Armageddon? Now don’t misinterpret the historic reality that the powers in the New World Order are bent on a final showdown.

Feb 09 11:04

Israel’s insolence to Obama may rebound on it

The crisis has been building for six years. Barack Obama arrived at the White House just as Israel elected one of the most right-wing governments in its history, led by Benjamin Netanyahu. At their first meeting Mr Obama reportedly told his Israeli counterpart “not one more brick”.

Mr Netanyahu soon defied the president, and has been doing so ever since.

By taking on the president, Mr Netanyahu risks smashing Washington’s political consensus on Israel and exposing the American public for the first time to a debate about whether Israeli interests coincide with US ones.

The very rift he is fostering with Mr Obama is likely to rebound on him strategically too. He is giving Tehran every incentive to sign an accord with the western powers, if only to deepen the fracture between Israel and Washington.

Feb 09 11:01

Carson: Already Programs For Poor To Go To College, Everyone Else Do THIS…

In response to a question from “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Dr. Ben Carson said there are already established programs available for poor people to go to community college already and they are very effective. He then added that for those who are not poor, “there is a four letter word that works extremely well, it’s called w-o-r-k, work.”

Feb 09 11:01

Rush Limbaugh: Phony Immunization Debate Meant to Hide The Fact That THIS Is The Cause…

It is looking more and more likely that the current outbreak of measles in Southern California is a direct result of Obama’s “open border” policy and the massive influx of illegals into our country.

Feb 09 10:57

Another dubious Islamic State video, more foreign policy folly

The world has been sleepwalked into a handful of senseless wars in the Middle East that have served no other purpose than to fatten the pockets of Western war profiteers and strengthen the Israeli regime’s position in the region.

And we can’t seem to find a way off this deadly trajectory towards doom.

The slickly made video begs a few questions. Who produces IS’s videos for them? Rag-­tag militants simply don’t have the technical prowess required for IS’s latest execution flick. Where do they get the money to finance these projects? How do they have time to make such videos amidst an insurgency against the Syrian regime? And how do they shoot these highly choreographed videos while they allegedly dodge Western coalition airstrikes?

Feb 09 10:34

Vaccine Apocalypse Now

Jack Mullen
Activist Post

“Compulsory vaccination which once had the suffrage of the nation has now hardly a serious supporter. We are ashamed to jettison the idea completely and perhaps afraid that if we did the accident of some future epidemic might put us in the wrong. We prefer to let compulsory vaccination die a natural death and are relieved that the general public is not curious enough to demand an inquest. In the meantime our attention is diverted to other and new forms of immunisations" - [A] Charles Cyril Okell, "From a Bacteriological Back-Number," The Lancet, January 1, 1938 pp 48-49

A Vaccine Apocalypse is in progress Now in America. This is a war, started centuries ago and continues today because Americans have no education in the history of vaccines or the nature of medical tyranny...

Feb 09 10:23

If A Conservative Had Said What Bloomberg Just Said About Guns and Minorities He’d Be Crucified

Former NYC Mayor and full time gun grabber Michael Bloomberg just told an audience in Aspen, CO that minorities are responsible for 95% of gun violence and should be disarmed.

Feb 09 10:22

Christian church, Muslim mosque, Alevi dergah, Hindu temple, and Buddhist center united under one roof. "House of Religions" in Switzerland's capital Bern is the first of its kind.

Christians, Alevis, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists now commit their cults in their church, their Dergah, its mosque, its temples and its center. The faith communities celebrated on Sunday with thousands of visitors moving into newly built glass building on the Europe Square in the west of Bern.

Feb 09 10:20

Marseille on lockdown after hooded gunmen with Kalashnikovs on same day the French PM was due to visit

PARIS • Hooded gunmen opened fire with Kalashnikovs in a Marseille housing project known as an open-air drug market on Monday, prompting police to close off the area in a search for the shooters the same day France’s prime minister planned to visit the city

Feb 09 10:09

Gallup CEO; I Might Disappear for Telling the Truth About the Obama Economy

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate.

Feb 09 10:09

Global Temperature Data Falsified For Years To Show “Warming;” Cartoon Reveals WHY…

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Feb 09 10:01

Pro-Israel lobby threteans Democrats who plan to skip Netanyahu speech

Several pro-Israel lobby groups in the United States have threatened to “publicly condemn” Democrats who plan to skip the Israeli prime minister’s speech about Iran before Congress next month.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s well-funded Jewish conservative backers say they may use their funds to draw attention in the districts and states of any Democratic lawmaker who is not at the US Capitol to listen to Netanyahu on March 3.

Netanyahu has been invited by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress to speak about the “threat” of Iran’s nuclear energy program.

“This is, I think, a critical visit by the prime minister. If these Democrats would rather put partisan politics ahead of principle and walk out on the prime minister of Israel, then we have an obligation to make that known,” said Matt Brooks, the executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a political lobbying group which promotes Jewish Republicans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Messrs Kline and Brooks: what is in the best interests of Tel Aviv, many times is NOT in the best interests of the American people, the American military, and the American economy; waging war against Iran happens to be one of those things NOT in the best interests of this country.

And the utter, unabashed hubris, Mr. Klein, of demanding that Democrats who don't show PROVE that they were ill and could not attend Netanyahu's speach by way of presenting a Doctor's note to you?!?

But Mr. Klein, I cannot possibly thank you enough for having given me a marvelous idea for a slogan campaign, that the American people - and all of Rivero's Rangers - should be up to, regarding Netanyahu's blatant attempt to sway US public policy against Iran.

It should be Teeshirts, Bumperstickers, and logos, faxed into every congressional office thickly, and that is:

Regarding Netanyahu's address to Congress:

"Hell, no, don't you go
Hell no, don't you go
Did you not get the word
To put YOUR country
first,
second and third?
Hell, no, don't you go,
hell, no, don't you go
We don't need Bibi
To dictate our foreign policy,
Hell no, don't you go
Hell no, don't you go,
IF you don't treat your fellow citizens right,
you'll be treated like Kryptonite.

Thanks again, Mr. Klein! You are too kind. :-)

Feb 09 09:02

These 15 Americans Spent 350 Years In Prison For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

The National Registry of Exonerations reports that 1,541 innocent people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989, with more mishandled cases being revisited by committed legal teams every year. These photos show 15 of them during some of their first moments of freedom.

Feb 09 09:02

The skimpy, moldy, mysterious and downright gross Michelle O lunches Congress should see

As Congress readies to reauthorize Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year, students and parents continue to post photographic evidence of the program’s shortcomings.

Feb 09 08:34

We've Run The Numbers And It's True - This Is A Failed Strategy

A few months ago, I needed to satisfy my curiosity.

You see, one of the things I pride myself on about Sovereign Man is that my entire team and I are extremely data-driven.

We make rational, calculated assertions typically based on publicly-available data.

When I say, for example, that the US is broke, it’s because I know how to read the balance sheet in the US government’s own GAO Financial Report (which shows that the federal government’s net position is NEGATIVE $16.9 trillion).

And this doesn’t even include long-term Social Security liabilities

Feb 09 08:32

CDC Caught Hiding Data Showing Mercury in Vaccines Linked to Autism

In a press release issued recently, one that almost no mainstream media sources have bothered to report, it was announced that Dr. Brian Hooker had finally received documents from the CDC through a Freedom of Information Act that revealed the CDC had access to data linking Thimerosal in vaccines to autism, non-organic sleep disorders, and speech disorders.

Two members of Congress helped Dr. Hooker draft his letter to the CDC, after having spent nearly 10 years submitting over 100 Freedom of Information Acts to no avail.

This information, so far, has been completely blacked out of the mainstream media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, medical care is ALL about profit, and very little about actual true patient care; this blackout on the information demonstrating thimerosal as toxic is only one more example of the trend here.

Feb 09 08:29

US Stocks Open Lower

U.S. Stocks Open Lower
Worries About Greece Weigh on Sentiment

U.S. stocks fell early Monday, dragged by sliding shares in Europe amid a flare-up in tensions between Greece and its international creditors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 27 points, or 0.2%, to 17798, while the S&P 500 index was marginally lower at 2055. The Nasdaq Composite Index declined two points, or 0.1%, to 4742.

The declines come on the heels of a tumble in European markets, after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled plans Sunday to undo several austerity measures that were a condition of the country’s international bailout.

Feb 09 08:18

If Your Name Is On This List, Prepare To Be Audited (Or Worse)

Over the weekend we got the latest confirmation that when it comes to enabling of tax evasion and parking of criminal money, HSBC is second only to US real estate in catering to shady offshore oligarchs, dictators, rock stars, monarchs, and even outright criminals.

What happened was the following: The French newspaper Le Monde obtained a version of the tax authority data, which covers accounts of more than 100,000 clients (individuals and legal entities) from more than 200 countries. The newspaper shared it with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with the agreement that it would assemble a global team of journalists to explore the data and produce this reporting project.>>>

Feb 09 08:18

John Kerry notes successes against Islamic State, says more time is needed

A U.S.-backed coalition is “on the road” to winning the fight against Islamic State terrorists who reached new heights of barbarism last week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared Sunday, a rosy outlook rebutted by Kurdish leaders close to the conflict and Republican critics who say U.S. leadership is sorely lacking in several corners of the globe.

Mr. Kerry said the U.S.-led coalition, working with Arab partners, had taken back wide swaths of territory while eliminating top Islamic State commanders who had menaced a cross-section of Iraq and Syria, leading him to believe they are winning.

“I absolutely do,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I think the evidence is not in my saying it, but it’s in the facts of what is happening.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Secretary, forgive me, but as a rational American citizen who loves her country very much, and is very concerned about it's future course, I am having an industrial-strength palm to forehead moment, at velocity, right now.

Sir, you have offered absolutely no specifics, stating instead, "...it's the facts of what is happening."

Mr. Secretary, this is sound and fury, signifying....absolutely nothing. There are no facts, no specifics, and the Kurds, on the ground fighting ISIS, have a spectacularly, diametrically opposite assessment of what is going on than do you.

Americans deserve more from their leadership; and sir, right now you and this Administration are absolutely not providing it, in terms of facts and figures which can be fact checked.

Your statements about ISIS leave American citizens very skeptical indeed,about if you folks actually have a coordinated plan, thought through to its logical conclusion.

Feb 09 08:11

So NBC Anchor Brian Williams — Establishment Propagandist Extraordinaire — Is a Big Fat Liar... Why Is Anyone Surprised?

Ever since NBC Anchor and Council on Foreign Relations member Brian Williams came forward and claimed he "misremembered" his tale of being in a chopper that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq (Williams was apparently in another chopper that arrived an hour after the one that was fired upon landed), more of Williams' tall tales have come to light.

Feb 09 07:30

‘Biggest banking leak in history’ details nefarious tactics of global tax-dodgers

Whether revelations result in crackdown on shadow banking system and tax avoidance by the wealthy and by multinational companies remains to be seen

Feb 09 07:28

Invading Mosul Could Be Excuse for US Ground War in Iraq

US warplanes continue to pound Mosul, the largest city in ISIS territory and the major prize Iraqi officials are constantly talking about retaking. Yet officials are heavily debating the timetable for retaking the city, and how difficult it will be.

ISIS has shown an ability to defeat Iraqi troops in head-on battles, even when backed by US warplanes, and the militants have had half a year to fortify Mosul, which they know is going to be attacked sooner or later.

US officials have downplayed the chances of Iraqi forces retaking the city on their own, and may be planning to use the importance of retaking it as an excuse to justify the use of US ground troops in direct combat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that, once again, our military and civilian leadership are collectively suffering from severe SMD (selective memory disorder.)

Does ANYONE in Foggy Bottom NOT remember Muqtata Al Sadr, the founder of the Mahdi Army which threatened US forces to commit to the SOFA agreement with the Iraqi government, or face deadly consequences?!?

This man is no less respected and revered than when he made those demands of the US government and military, and they took him at his word.

I don't know what the bookies in Vegas will wager the chances of him reviving that military unit, if the US goes into Mosul with boots on the ground, but I surely would not bet against it.

But I think there is another agenda here, IF Obama gets his authorization to use military force against ISIS, no matter where it happens to be operating, (Lichtenstein, look out!!) I would almost be willing to bet that the capturing of Mosul would be about the US military using it as a forward base for sending US troops on the ground in Syria.

The map at the upper right of this article screams, "location, location, location...from which to send US land troops into Syria."

Feb 09 07:04

Michael Rivero Interview II - Soros 2 buy US After It Burns Like Ferguson ?

Feb 09 07:03

Here are 5 appalling facts about maternity leave in ‘family values’ America

For a country so taken with the idea of “family values,” the United States does a remarkably terrible job at helping people start families. We are the only industrialized nation that doesn’t have a law guaranteeing that new mothers receive paid maternity leave, and only 12 percent of women are granted paid leave by their employers. In most workplaces, paternity leave remains unheard of. Though it is technically illegal to fire workers after learning they are pregnant, it is very difficult to prove the cause of termination, and discrimination against pregnant and nursing employees persists. Nationwide Insurance employee Angela Ames, who was fired last year for taking time to pump milk during the day, was told by her supervisor, “just go home to be with your babies.” Yet in a mind-bending perversion of gender equality, Ames recently lost a sex discrimination lawsuit because judges pointed out that men can lactate too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF American women are avoiding pregnancy in order to be able to work, without recrimination, what does that say about the future of our society?!?

For me, having to hand off an infant at 6 weeks to a stranger is....not a great solution, but it is the only solution many young professional women have.

Feb 09 06:52

Muslim Brotherhood comes to the White House

The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim “leaders” who met with the President this past week

Feb 09 06:30

A Day Of Reckoning For The Euro Has Arrived – 26 TRILLION In Currency Derivatives At Risk

This is the month when the future of the eurozone will be decided. This week, Greek leaders will meet with European officials to discuss what comes next for Greece.

According to the Bank for International Settlements, 26.45 trillion dollars in currency derivatives are directly tied to the value of the euro.

Let that number sink in for a moment.

To give you some perspective, keep in mind that the U.S. government spends a total of less than 4 trillion dollars a year.

The entire U.S. national debt is just a bit above 18 trillion dollars.

So 26 trillion dollars is an amount of money that is almost unimaginable. And of course those are just the derivatives that are directly tied to the euro. Overall, the total global derivatives bubble is more than 700 trillion dollars in size.

Feb 09 06:26

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book; and before the age of the internet, countries could get away with this kind of thing, because public awareness was very low, and the ability to fact check also low.

Now...not so much. Governmental lies can pretty much be clocked with an egg timer these days.

Feb 08 22:34

Moscow & Cairo to drop USD, use national currencies in bilateral trade – Putin

Russia and Egypt might soon exclude the US dollar and use their national currencies in the settlement of accounts in bilateral trade, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to Egyptian media ahead of his Monday visit to the country.

The issue of abandoning the dollar in trade is “being actively discussed,” Putin told Al-Ahram daily newspaper ahead of his two-day trip to Egypt. The Russian president was invited for a bilateral meeting by his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

“This measure will open up new prospects for trade and investment cooperation between our countries, reduce its dependence on the current trends in the world markets,” Putin said.

Feb 08 19:18

Further Evidence of the Ineffectiveness of Flu Vaccine

Health Officials in the UK have admitted that flu strain that is sweeping the planet this year, H3N2, is barely affected by the vaccination that is meant to prevent it.Only 3 out of every 100 vaccinated people are prevented from getting full-blown influenza, a situation that has led to a large rise in the elderly winter death rate in the UK.

This shows the uselessness of the World Health Organization system of deciding year ahead which flu strains will be circulating the following winter. One of those strains, the one that happens to be causing most illness this year, has mutated so significantly that the vaccine is ineffective against it.

The strain, H3N2 causes major respiratory issues in the elderly and those with medical problems, it also happens to be the strain that is dominant in Canada and the USA this year.

Feb 08 19:18

Further Evidence of the Ineffectiveness of Flu Vaccine

Health Officials in the UK have admitted that flu strain that is sweeping the planet this year, H3N2, is barely affected by the vaccination that is meant to prevent it.Only 3 out of every 100 vaccinated people are prevented from getting full-blown influenza, a situation that has led to a large rise in the elderly winter death rate in the UK.

This shows the uselessness of the World Health Organization system of deciding year ahead which flu strains will be circulating the following winter. One of those strains, the one that happens to be causing most illness this year, has mutated so significantly that the vaccine is ineffective against it.

The strain, H3N2 causes major respiratory issues in the elderly and those with medical problems, it also happens to be the strain that is dominant in Canada and the USA this year.

Feb 07 10:01

VIDEO: Cancer epidemic underway in Fukushima — Rates up 6,000% says head of cancer research center — “This is definitely a holocaust… everything’s being swept under the rug” — “Very, very frightening… my family members are brainwashed”

Fukushima resident Chieko Shiina, supporter of the Fukushima Collaborative Clinic (translated by Carole Hisasue), Jan 24, 2015 (emphasis added):

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At some point, the Japanese people will be overwhelmed with total anger and hostility against the government of Japan, and TEPCO, for all the terrible conditions which existed at the reactor before it came down, which could have been remedied, but were not by a hubristic and lackadaisical management.

They are also going to be furious at the lies and coverups when both those in management and the government knew what the logical health conclusions would be for the people in Fukushima and the people of Japan in general.

I don't know what form that anger is going to take, but I can guarantee you: it won't be pretty.

Feb 07 09:51

How Obama Is Making the World More Dangerous

Whether it be the Middle East, Asia, Russia’s border, or the world economy, the actions of the Obama administration have leaned towards various forms of provocation and aggression – economic sanctions, threats, funneling arms, etc. This dynamic makes an eventual regional conflict inevitable, beyond the one already occurring in Syria/Iraq, where a U.S.-led proxy war against Syria and Iran is dangerously close to a full-out regional war.

The US public is dangerously ignorant about the significance of these various regional conflicts. To the extent that they’re even reported, the “news” has excelled at blaming others and sharpening conflict, rather than shedding light or presenting peaceful alternatives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because a geopolitical military strategy is the most hamfistedly, pigheadedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that the US government will not do it.

A proxy war with Russia, which could well devolve into an actual, hot, shooting war, is just such a concept.

And the cold, hard, truth of the business is that at this point, the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

IF the Obama administration decides to give legal aid to Ukraine, this will be tantamount to having declared war on Russia.

This war will involve both NATO and Europe, which has seen two disastrous wars on its own territory, and it appears that Hollande and Merkel are doing their level best to stop World War 3.

But please, God, SOMEONE in Obama's inner circle has to have the courage to tell him the truth; that if he cannot manage Poroshenko, the absolute wild card here, he had better back away from this upcoming debacle, and at warp speed.

France's Hollande is already calling for more autonomy for the breakaway Eastern Ukrainian republics; if that does not happen, the bloodshed will continue, and the US will again be mired in an horrific war, propping up a tinpot dictator to absolutely no avail, and with no tangible good coming to the people of the United States because of it.

Feb 07 09:18

Wall Street Pays Bankers to Work in Government and It Doesn't Want Anyone to Know

Citigroup is one of three Wall Street banks attempting to keep hidden their practice of paying executives multimillion-dollar awards for entering government service. In letters delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the last month, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley seek exemption from a shareholder proposal, filed by the AFL-CIO labor coalition, which would force them to identify all executives eligible for these financial rewards, and the specific dollar amounts at stake. Critics argue these “golden parachutes” ensure more financial insiders in policy positions and favorable treatment toward Wall Street.

“As shareholders of these banks, we want to know how much money we have promised to give away to senior executives if they take government jobs,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in a statement. “It’s a simple question, but the banks don’t want to answer it. What are they trying to hide?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A great question indeed, and one which should be answered with transparency; but will probably never be answered.

Feb 07 09:11

Europe And U.S. Clash Over How To Confront Putin On Ukraine

Germany's Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing a sharp rebuke from a leading U.S. senator who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress.

The heated exchange at a security conference in Munich pointed to the fragility of the transatlantic consensus on how to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over a deepening conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,000.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also in Munich, said there were "good grounds for optimism" that the talks between Merkel, Putin and Hollande could yield a deal.

But Lavrov also delivered a diatribe against the West. He accused Europe and the United States of supporting a "coup d'etat" against deposed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich, a Moscow ally, a year ago and turning a blind eye to nationalists he said were intent on ethnic cleansing in eastern Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the editorial board of Reuters: congratulations!!

Because having published this this article, without ever fact checking, thinking the "big lie" was going to go down easily with thinking Americans, you have well and truly flushed any small thread of public credibility you ever had in the 21st century.

You might think about hiring Brian Williams.

Lavrov is completely right in his assessment of the US's complicity in the coup d'etat which brought down the duly elected (albeit crooked as a dog's hind leg) leader Viktor Yanukovich. Obama and Victoria Nuland have publicly admitted so.

As reported at infowars.com:

Obama’s candid admission should not come as a surprise following the release of a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Victoria Nuland, the US-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine. The conversation centered on ousting Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and replacing him with one of several hand-picked State Department choices. Nuland instructed Pyatt to “have the UN glue this thing” and then dismissively added “fuck the EU” for its role negotiating the crisis. The U.S. orchestrated “transition,” as Obama characterized it, resulted in the appointment of fascists to key positions in the Kiev government and led to the current war in eastern Ukraine launched by Petro Poroshenko, the former confectionary magnate turned Ukrainian president. Poroshenko’s war on those who do not accept the nationalist government in Kiev has thus far killed more than 5,000 people, although unofficial tallies are far higher. In the not too distant past, the U.S. government attempted to hide its involvement in coups and the removal of democratically elected leaders. It relied primarily on the CIA to foment coups and counter-revolutions. However, since the advent of NGO and foundation spawned “color revolutions” attributed to the people of target countries, while in actuality orchestrated by USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. government has admitted its role in overturning governments.

Also, as reported at informationclearinghouse.info:

US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Nuland said: “Since the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991, the United States supported the Ukrainians in the development of democratic institutions and skills in promoting civil society and a good form of government - all that is necessary to achieve the objectives of Ukraine’s European. We have invested more than 5 billion dollars to help Ukraine to achieve these and other goals. ” Nuland said the United States will continue to “promote Ukraine to the future it deserves.”

Since when, ladies and gentlemen of Reuters, do you characterize telling the hard truth, which Lavrov did, as having "delivered a diatribe against the West"?!?

The facts on the ground, in the face of these two interviews, are incontrovertible.

OF course, NO ONE, apparently, at Reuters was actally going to do the real fact checking legitimate journalism deserves; it was simply too time consuming, too...professional to get one's hands dirty doing.

And that comment about Russia having "annexed" Crimea?!?!?

This is a bald-faced lie, and you know it. And it is apparent that whoever threw this verbal vomit together has absolutely no understanding of history.

When the legitimate Ukrainian leadership of Yanukovic was cut short, Crimea requested to become part of the Russian Federation. Crimea had been historically Russian, until it was, itself, annexed by Kruschev, himself a native Ukrainian, in the mid-50s.

This Crimean referendum was characterized by international observers as free and fair; one can hardly say that about the election of Poroshenko in the Ukraine.

And if I know this, as just an average American, then milllions more of us Americans understand this as well.

Feb 07 08:39

TSA to Arrest Anyone Charged with any Crime trying to Come or Leave – including taxes

The border is closing rapidly. First it was FATCA hunting Americans with any assets overseas whatsoever. Now just two days after taking charge of the committee chairing the House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, U.S. Rep. John Katko introduced two bills. He is looking to effectively close the borders using terrorism as the excuse as always to hunt down Americans. Katko is a former federal prosecutor. So he knows precisely what he is doing writing a law that is so broad, that anyone suspected of a crime cannot leave the country. This is any crime. Keeping gold in a safe deposit box is money laundering carrying up to 25 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have sounded like a chipped CD on this issue, but please, people with skills and kids, get the hell out of this country, and right now.

As for the claim that keeping physical gold is now considered money-laundering. This is something that is being lobbied for by the commodity brokers who trade in paper gold and silver, and sell 100 Oz of paper for every 1 Oz they actually have. Aware that the public is learning of this fraud and preferring physical over paper, the commodity brokers are trying to create a financial system where people can buy gold and silver, but ONLY in paper form, so they can go on playing their little scam. But the paper gold and silver has no more real value than a Federal Reserve Note; the cost of paper and ink. This is the beginning of the outlawing of real gold and silver to the people, leaving them with a paper illusion in its place.

Feb 07 08:31

How Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark A Totalitarian Nightmare

So, I’ve been asked, “Why not vaccinate your children? Why not take the influenza vaccine?” Well, I believe the choice is up to you. I’ve covered my thinking about the influenza vaccine in an article in the Journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, available online, but here are some facts about childhood vaccines that make me think twice about their use. I traced these points back to the source, so these are not blindly reprinted from hearsay Internet articles. In some cases I found public references to be wrong but the data to be correct when I got to the source. Much of this comes from government reporting. Anyone can research disease incidence by reading MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) from the CDC and accessing the search engine for VAERS (Vaccine complication reporting site) at http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.php.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you have a very young child, and your state still gives you the option of opting out of vaccinations (a window which I think may be closing, nationally, soon) please do the due diligence on the shot the pediatrician wants to give your child.

Please also research a mercury preservative, thimerosal, which is included in that shot, and what the true safety record is.

And if all vaccines are "perfectly safe", why was a rider attached to the Patriot Act, indemnifying vaccine manufacturers from any harm or liability if the vaccine injured, or caused death, to the person vaccinated?!?

As reported at ronpaulforums.com:

In 2002, Eli Lilly flexed its muscles at the highest level of the U.S. government in an audacious Lillygate. The event was the signing of the Homeland Security Act, praised by President George W. Bush as a “heroic action” that demonstrated “the resolve of this great nation to defend our freedom, our security and our way of life.” Soon after the Act was signed, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert discovered what had been slipped into the Act at the last minute and on November 25, 2002, he wrote, “Buried in this massive bill, snuck into it in the dark of night by persons unknown…was a provision that—incredibly—will protect Eli Lilly and a few other big pharmaceutical outfits from lawsuits by parents who believe their children were harmed by thimerosal.” Thimerosal is a preservative that contains mercury and is used by Eli Lilly and others in vaccines. A sample of those who have been on the Eli Lilly payroll includes: Former President George Herbert Walker Bush (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors) Former CEO of Enron, Ken Lay (one-time member of the Eli Lilly board of directors) George W. Bush’s former director of Management and Budget, Mitch Daniels (a former Eli Lilly vice president) George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Advisory Council member, Sidney Taurel (current CEO of Eli Lilly) The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (a recipient of Eli Lilly funding)

Folks, please think: the introduction of this rider was no accident.

Feb 07 08:19

Only 44% Of U.S. Adults Are Employed For 30-Or-More Hours Per Week

Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, says that the percentage of Americans that are employed full-time has been hovering near record lows since the end of the last recession. But most Americans don’t realize this because the official unemployment numbers are extremely misleading. In fact, Clifton says that the official 5.6 percent unemployment rate is a “big lie”. Gallup regularly tracks the percentage of U.S. adults that are employed for 30 or more hours per week, and it is currently at 44.2 percent. It has been hovering between 42 percent and 45 percent since the end of 2009. This is extremely low. As I discussed the other day, there are 8.69 million Americans that are considered to be “officially unemployed” at this point. But there are another 92.90 million Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force”. Millions upon millions of those Americans would work if they could. Overall, there are 101 million U.S. adults that do not have a job right now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government has no credibility, in ANYTHING it says, period, end of discussion.

Were President Obama to knock on my door, here on Oahu, and tell me the sun was shining, I believe I would have a moral obligation to walk outside and see for myself whether this was true or not.

But it's not only about economic numbers the government lies: it is about everything!!

Feb 07 08:13

Gang warfare on streets of Chicago fueled by Sinaloa Cartel heroin

The drug trade in Chicago has helped fuel pervasive gang violence that has resulted in a quickly rising homicide rate. Chicago ended 2014 with 425 murders, and this year the city had seen 30 slayings by the end of January.

Now, however, the heavy-hitters from the criminal class appear to be moving to Chicago from south of the border and using the city’s ever-growing Mexican population to camouflage themselves and recruit new members.

“It’s not a new phenomenon up here in Chicago,” Wichern said. “Like any population, there will be a small element that gets involved in criminal activities.”

Cook County police say that the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village, both of which are about 82 percent Hispanic according to Census data, have become hubs for Sinaloa Cartel associates who traffic heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine across the city and – with easy access to the Stevenson, Dan Ryan, and Eisenhower Expressways – across the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in all of this mess?!?

Notably absent from any discussion or debate on the issue, and trying to get it at least somewhat under control, I see.

If the US government were going to make an intelligent move on the country's drug problems, they would simply decriminalize drugs, so the profit motive would absolutely disappear. Then, encourage people to get counseling, as did Portugal, which has done some incredible things in dealing with their addiction problems.

OF course, that...would be logical.

Feb 07 08:07

Irish student rape trial of ex-Goldman Sachs banker to begin

Jason Lee, a former Goldman Sachs executive who is accused of raping an Irish student during a party on Long Island, New York, in September 2013 is set to stand trial next week.

Feb 06 12:41

Can another world war be avoided?

Is there anything ordinary civilians can do to avoid war? What power or influence does the average citizen of a modern "Western democracy" really have?

Feb 06 12:30

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero's latest!

Feb 06 11:08

Thailand: US Meddling in Asia Backfiring

First in Hong Kong, now in Thailand, ongoing US plans to install proxy regimes to extend hegemony across Asia-Pacific have fallen into disarray.

Feb 06 11:06

TransAsia air crash: both engines failed on plane

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, now I am suspicious. Who was on that plane?

Feb 06 07:31

Conrad Hilton accused of assaulting attendants who cuffed him on plane

Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, allegedly threatened and intimidated flight attendants on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles last summer, using profanity, smoking in a bathroom and calling passengers "peasants," federal authorities said this week.

Feb 05 12:18

Shooter reported at University of South Carolina campus

The University of South Carolina was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after shots were reportedly fired.

A message posted to the school’s official website at 1:16 p.m. local time on Thursday said shots had been fired and students and faculty should seek shelter and await further instructions. As of 2 p.m., WLTX-TV reported that the shooter was inside a school building, per law enforcement officials.

Feb 05 10:41

U.S. Pushes For War In Europe

It is pretty obvious that significant forces in Washington push for a big war in Europe, cold at least but hot if possible. European countries, aside from some small U.S. puppets, are well aware that they would be hit hard in such a war, and do not want it.

The U.S. wants to deliver additional weapons to Ukraine and to thereby goad Russia into such a wider war. The arguments made that such weapon delivers would somehow restrict Russia are just stupid and only hide the real plans: Escalation until Europe is (again) up in flames.

Should the U.S. win in its drive to escalate the situation by delivering more weapons to Kiev Russia will not cave in. History suggest that a Ukraine under NATO at its border is a deadly danger. Russia must and will take countermeasures. The U.S. will then cite those countermeasures as signs of "further aggression" and as justification for another round of escalation. A few more rounds of such and Europe will be up in flames.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As an American who does love her country very much, but is seriously concerned about the directions its (alleged) leadership is taking it, I almost feel like writing Putin a letter of apology, stating, very explicitly, that it appears that the US Federal Government has, collectively, lost its mind.

Additionally, it is lying about the situations which drove Crimea to ask to become part of the Russian Federation; Russia did not "annex" Crimea. Crimea had been a part of Russia until the mid 1950's when Khrushchev, a native of Ukraine, annexed it to Ukraine. When Urkaine's former president, Victor Yanukovych was dumped in a US/ECB/ western-centric putsch, the people of Crimea realized that there was no legitimate leadership in Kiev.

And that is when they had the referendum, in what was characterized by observers as a free and fair election, to ask to join the Russian Federation.

Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong here, folks.

I keep going back to the statement the Moriarty character makes in the 2nd Sherlock Homes movie, featuring Morton Downey Jr. I am paraphrasing here, but it is something to the effect of knowing that war is coming, and the Moriarty character wants to have the lock on bullets and bandaids.

That is no less true today, from the companies which will make insanely extensive profits from their participation in the coming wars, be they in the Middle East, or in Ukraine.

Feb 05 09:54

Lawyer Sues Bank of Canada - You won't believe what happens

Feb 05 08:26

16-Year-Old Launches Organization to Battle Warrantless Surveillance

Brandon Keibler is just your ordinary 16-year-old from Southern Indiana. At least that's what some people might think. However, having become an activist at fourteen and helping to establish the Restore the Fourth organization, this young man has just launched an organization to encourage grassroots efforts aimed at a tyrannical government that wishes to disregard the fact that they are bound by law to gain a warrant before they search or seize anything of any American citizen. This also includes warrantless surveillance of individuals.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/02/16-year-old-launches-organization-ba...

Feb 05 08:19

Not Quite Hell

It appears that the trans-national looting spree may be coming to a close. Word from Davos is that the elites are getting worried, buying bunkers and airstrips in remote locations, hoping to avoid the inevitable consequences of the global smash-and-grab they’ve been conducting since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It reminds me of George Romero’s original masterpiece, Night Of The Living Dead. Holing up in a remote farmhouse turns out to be not such a good idea when the zombies arrive. They’re dumb and they’re slow, but they’ve got the numbers. That movie struck terror in me in 1968, when it was first released. It took the appalling bloodbath of the 21st century to disabuse me of that fear by way of the startling revelation that we are the zombies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Zombies" is now military slang for "pissed-off American."

Feb 05 07:46

Did Jordan Train The ISIS Fighters Who Burned Their Pilot Alive?

We need to look much deeper here to see who may have had a hand, albeit indirectly, in the horrific death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. Jordan is far from innocent when examining who is responsible for the creation of ISIS.

Feb 05 07:36

Friedman Spreads Anti-Semitic Libels About Netanyahu Speech

Though the argument can be viewed as just one more spat promoted by an administration with an axe to grind against Netanyahu, with the talk of Democrats, even Vice President Biden, prepared to boycott the event because they see it an as an effort to aid Republican efforts to discredit President Obama’s foreign policy, the potential for real damage is no longer theoretical. But the most troubling development is not the ongoing arguments about whether the prime minister has committed a blunder. Rather, it is the willingness by some to use it to stoke anti-Israel libels. That’s the upshot of the latest column from the New York Times’s Thomas Friedman who claims Netanyahu’s speech will be seen as an attempt to force the U.S. into a war with Iran.

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This article is damage control for Netanyahu by playing that well-worn "anti-Semite" card, but the fact is that Boehner and Netanyahu stumbled badly, putting Israel's control over the US Congress on full public view.

Feb 04 22:21

To Dance Away from the Lip of the Abyss

The greater the force of material culture; the greater the press and presence of Materialism, the less focus is generally placed upon things like self inquiry and a shared knowledge of the more timeless verities. The nature of Materialism is to compromise objective consciousness and render the public subjective. You don't need everyone to be so affected. You might not even need half of the people and they got more than that. All they need is enough of the culture so as to publicize and identify it that way and then that is 'how it looks' everywhere, except to those few who are strong enough; who are in possession of objective awareness due to having engaged in the requisite amount of self inquiry, or carrying that capacity within them from other times.

Feb 04 16:44

Jury finds Ross Ulbricht guilty on all counts over Silk Road website

A jury in New York City has convicted Ross Ulbricht of San Francisco on all charges related to the Silk Road website which federal authorities say he operated and thus made available illegal services and substances for order across the world.

A jury deliberated for only three-and-a-half hours before reaching their decision, Sarah Jeong, an attendee covering the hearing for Forbes, wrote on Twitter, finding Ulbricht guilty on Wednesday of all counts, including narcotics trafficking conspiracy, continuing a criminal enterprise, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

Feb 04 12:47

What Are They Thinking?

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Bumping this back onto the main page, given the debates about vaccines, GMOs, the Keystone Pipeline, Fracking, etc.

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Feb 04 12:46

Under The New World Order

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Time for a repost, in light of the vaccine and GMO debates!

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Feb 04 09:27

This Man Faces Life in Prison for ... Rapping

I've heard free speech isn't free, and Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, has learned that the hard way.

Until recently, Mr. Duncan spent eight months in jail on "gang conspiracy" charges arising from several shootings in San Diego from May 2013 to February 2014. Prosecutors admit he wasn't at the scene of the crimes, and they have no evidence linking him to the shootings. Mr. Duncan, who has no criminal record, also says he had no knowledge of the crimes. But the district attorney charged him all the same because he raps about shootings.

That's not only absurd; it's a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Mr. Duncan, after all, is an artist, whose music reflects what he's seen. "I'm just painting a picture of urban street life," he recently told CNN's Don Lemon. "The studio's my canvas .... I'm not telling anyone to go out and kill somebody or go do something. I'm not doing anything differently than [Grammy-winning rapper] The Game."

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Apparently, the San Diego District Attorney, eager for another "scalp" of conviction on his belt, has decided that he is going to convict this man through what appears to be "Code Napoleon" law, where the accused is considered guilty until proven innocent.

I would like to politely suggest to this guy that this is America, in the 21st century, and that the concept here, just in case he did not get the memo in law school (perhaps he should his alma mater over this) is that in this country, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

I sincerely doubt that rational people would convict a person about singing about what he knows, and for this gentleman, that is death, no real protection from police abuse, and that power comes from physical, brutal control of one's turf.

Unfortunately, this is not only Mr. Duncan's reality: it is also the reality for far too many minority kids in this country.

But the answer is not convicting people for writing about what they know, but changing that reality. That is going to take a lot of hard work, but will ultimately be worth it to American society as a whole.

Please remember: the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Feb 04 07:59

FBI's 'We're From The Cable Company' Ruse Not Convincing To Magistrate Judge

The FBI's decision to impersonate repair technicians in order to perform a warrantless search is backfiring. Last July, FBI agents investigating an illegal gambling operation worked with Caesars Palace Casino to cut the internet connection to three villas it believed were the operation's ad hoc headquarters. It then sent agents disguised as repairmen to "fix" the problem. Once inside, these agents took photos, recorded video and otherwise observed what they believed to be an illegal bookmaking operation.

Shortly after this warrantless search, the FBI decided it was time to get a search warrant. In its warrant request, it conveniently left out the part where it cut the DSL connection and sent in agents dressed as repairmen. Because of this "fatally flawed" application, a Nevada magistrate judge is recommending the federal district court toss the warrant and suppress the evidence.

Feb 04 06:39

Bowl security not so Super?

Despite unprecedented Super Bowl security that included the assistance of the Secret Service, two Irish lads quickly found its weaknesses, snuck in to the stadium and then somehow managed to snag two seats worth $25,000 each.

If these guys can do it, what’s stopping terrorists?

Unbelievably, they even tweeted from the event, bragging about their successful “blag” (meaning to obtain something for free through trickery or coercion). But at no point did any of this raise alarms within the venue itself.

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The actual footballs, however, had better security than the Benghazi Consulate!

Feb 03 15:30

House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare

The House voted largely along party lines Tuesday to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Republicans vowing to satisfy midterm voters who demanded a new path forward while Democrats taunted their rivals as oblivious to the plight of the uninsured.

The 239-186 vote marked the Republican-majority Congress’ first swipe at the entire health law, cuing up a likely filibuster from Senate Democrats before President Obama can wield his veto pen.

Feb 03 11:10

NYPD Commissioner: Because Terrorism And Protests Are Roughly The Same Thing, A New Special Unit Will Handle Both

The NYPD has created yet another special unit to handle the myriad problems that arise from being terrorists' occasional target. The SRG (Strategic Response Group) will be tasked with handling certain situations, most of which did not occur in New York City.

So… it's designed for dealing with protests -- the most recent of which were kicked off by the clearing of a cop who choked an unarmed man to death. The other two incidents have nothing to do with New York other than the fact that the NYPD sent its own officers overseas at the request of nobody.

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A memo to Commissioner Bratton: how DARE you possibly conflate peaceful protest with terrorism?!?

It is quite obvious to me that it has been a very, very, long time since you read the Constitution and Bill of Rights, this government's original Contract with America. It is very possibly high time you reviewed at these documents.

To all who plan professional symposiums and conferences, please eschew New York as though it were kryptonite. And to all thinking travel brokers, please do the same.

With the creation of this new police division, Commissioner Bratton has made visiting New York City hazardous to your health, because you may well get shot dead,or tazed into a heart attack for having done absolutely nothing wrong or illegal.

Feb 03 11:00

S&P to pay $1.4 billion settlement to end probe stemming from '08 recession

One of the world's biggest credit rating agencies has agreed to pay United States prosecutors nearly $1.4 billion to settle claims it defrauded investors ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Under the terms of the settlement acknowledged on Tuesday this week, Wall Street giant Standard & Poor's will pay a total of $1.375 billion in order to settle allegations that it knowingly defrauded investors by manipulating interest rates ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

S&P's parent company, McGraw Hill Financial Inc., said in a statement that the agreement consists of two major payments: $687.5 million to the US Department of Justice, and $687.5 million to 19 states and the District of Columbia, settling federal and regional lawsuits filed over the recession.

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This agreement is only a slap on the wrist for a company of this financial magnitude.

And I see money going to the DOJ and to various states: but by what mechanism will those who were defrauded get even a portion of their money back?

And AGAIN, no one goes to jail, not even to a "club Fed"?!?

EVERYONE who signed off and/or participated in this con job should be doing hard time, and not at a Club Fed; this is the only way to break the cycle of financial thievery in large financial institutions.

Of course, given the large amounts of donations financial institutions give lavishly to both political parties, both overtly and covertly, the above will only happen when pigs fly.

Feb 03 10:51

Two Leaks Reveal How TAFTA/TTIP's Regulatory Co-operation Body Will Undermine Sovereignty And Democracy

But it's hard to see how those non-tariff barriers can be harmonized without a race to the bottom in terms of regulations, since no one is calling for a race to the top. Even "mutual recognition," which would allow both standards to be used, would inevitably see the lower standard becoming the norm because it would be cheaper to implement, and thus offer competitive advantages.

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In general, all that is great for major corporations turns out to be quite lousy for We the People; this TTIP agreement certainly demonstrates that.

Feb 03 10:42

More Comcast customers write in, report name changes of “whore,” “dummy”

As if Comcast's recent account name change to “asshole” wasn’t bad enough, there are new reports of more rude names like "whore," "dummy," and “Fakoe Boz.”

According to the travel website BoardingArea, which first broke the story this week of the earlier vulgar naming incident, more users have written in with their own reports of Comcast naming chicanery.

Comcast did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment. Previously, the company told Ricardo—the Spokane, Washington customer who was dubbed “asshole"—that it was sorry.

Feb 03 10:02

Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor on the ear

According to tradition in the US, the emerging of the groundhog from its burrow on Groundhog Day, will determine how much winter weather remains.

However when Jimmy was held to Mayor Jonathan Freund's ear it chose to bite down.

Feb 03 09:41

Dieudonné, Anelka And Me

Yesterday in Nottingham, I delivered a talk about my views and my detractors. Here is a short segment about Dieudonné & Anelka. The full talk will be online very soon.

Feb 03 08:07

Rivero's Rangers! Finally we have buttons and T-shirts for you!

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Logo created by a fan, Richard Holcomb, so we put them on coffee cups and such for those who had been asking!

Feb 02 16:32

Child abuse victims suffer ‘death threats’ after minister published names online

Survivors of child abuse claim they have endured death threats after a Commons committee chairman published swathes of emails containing the names of victims online.

The victims in question, who have campaigned tirelessly for changes to Britain’s child abuse inquiry, condemned Keith Vaz’s decision to publish emails that identify them.

Vaz, who holds the position of chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC), uploaded the emails onto the Committee’s official website.

Feb 02 12:50

Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom

Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero.

The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in wood-plank, tin-roofed shacks with no indoor plumbing.

Mexican farmers from three villages interviewed by The Associated Press are feeding a growing addiction in the U.S., where heroin use has spread from back alleys to the cul-de-sacs of suburbia.

Feb 02 12:16

Beyond Snowden: US General Cartwright has been indicted for espionage

US General James Cartwright was regarded by Washington insiders as ‘Obama’s General’, and now he’s facing prosecution for blowing the whistle on ‘Operation Olympic Games’ which planted the Stuxnet and Flame viruses in Iranian nuclear facilities in order derail Iran’s civilian nuclear program. At closer examination, it appears that Cartwright’s revelations didn’t so much harm US interests per say, but they hindered Israeli ambitions towards a war with Iran.

But why espionage? What is the line between “whistleblowing” and “espionage” in America today?

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Can you imagine the fear?

Maybe you don't have to. Maybe you are old enough to remember Three Mile Island, or Chernobyl. Maybe you're one of the people living around the Pacific where the radiation meters have been singing their songs of death since Fukushima.

Can you feel the horror? There is an invisible killer dancing in the air. Maybe hiding in that rain drop. You cannot know for sure.

That metallic taste in your mouth; is it being that scared? Or is it something ... worse?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

You wish you could stop breathing, but of course you can't. And with each breath comes an unspoken question; Is this the breath during which I inhale my own end? Is there an irrevocable link between this breath and my final breath to come? Is this the breath that deforms my unborn child? Is this the breath that transforms my future from an old age filled with family and friends, to loneliness, lingering pain, and a horrible death?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Or maybe it was on that stamp you licked, or in the wine you drank, or the cookie you ate.

Maybe you showered with the killer, slept with the killer, shared your clothes with the killer.

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.

Imagine.

Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.

Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.

What happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima was done intentionally by Israel to the people of Iraq, when Israel bombed the nuclear power plant at Osirik in the erroneous assumption that Iraq was building nuclear weapons. Then Israel did it again in Syria. Thankfully, there were no nuclear weapons at the Iraq or Syrian targets, or the people of Iraq and Syria would have suffered what those people living downwind from Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima (and indeed the whole northern hemisphere) all suffered.

But no doubt, those innocent and unoffending Iraqi and Syrian people knew the fear of wondering whether the silent killer was there in their homes moment to moment, just as you are wondering whether the silent killer is in your home this very moment, even as you read these words.

Israel did that to those people; cursed them with that endless dread that lingered for months on end.

And now Israel wants to bomb more nuclear facilities in Iran or infect it with a computer virus to cause a melt-down, so that what happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, will be done deliberately to the people of Iran, who have not invaded or threatened anyone.

There are indeed monsters living among us.

And we know them by their deeds.

Just think about that when you are lying in the dark, afraid to breathe.

Feb 02 10:49

St Louis Police Threaten to Quit or Slowdown If Civilian Oversight Passes

St. Louis, MO? A bill to create a seven-member civilian oversight board for the St. Louis Police Department is looking like a sure bet to pass next month. The majority of the Board of Aldermen and even Mayor Francis are attaching their names to it.

As the bill was being discussed on Thursday, Jeff Roorda, a spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Officer?s Association, assaulted a woman while wearing an ?I Am Darren Wilson? bracelet. His violent outburst may have stolen the headlines for the day, but there was also some glorious news to come from the union rep.

Roorda announced that St. Louis police officers will quit the department or do only the bare minimum on patrol if the city creates the proposed civilian oversight board.

Feb 02 09:14

18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses.

Feb 02 09:04

Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, saw his shadow on Monday morning (despite overcast skies), portending six more weeks of winter.

Feb 02 08:30

How America's Sporting Events Have Turned into Mass Religious Events to Bless Wars and Militarism

The Fourth of July worship service that I attended last week—a game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles—was a day late because of a rescheduling caused by Tropical Storm Arthur. When the crowd sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” a gargantuan American flag descended to cover “the Green Monster,” the 37-foot, 2-inch-high wall in left field. Patriotic music blasted from loudspeakers. Col. Lester A. Weilacher, commander of the 66th Air Base Group at Massachusetts’ Hanscom Air Force Base, wearing a light blue short-sleeved Air Force shirt and dark blue pants, threw the ceremonial first pitch. A line of Air Force personnel stood along the left field wall. The fighter jets—our angels of death—that usually roar over the stadium on the Fourth were absent.

Feb 02 08:26

Blowback: Charlie Hebdo and the Contradictions of Western Policy

The Western defense of freedom of expression in the face of attacks by Islamic fundamentalists has not always been so unequivocal, however. Indeed, from the start of the Mohammed cartoon controversy, the support of some Western governments – including the French – for Jyllands Posten, Charlie Hebdo and other “offenders” has been tepid at best. For instance, far from defending the rights of Charlie Hebdo upon the paper’s publication of the cartoons in 2006, then French President Jacques Chirac promptly denounced what he termed as “obvious provocations” and warned that “anything that could offend other people’s convictions, in particular religious convictions, should be avoided.”

In this debate between classical Western freedoms and notions of Islamic piety, one of the few French leaders to clearly come down on the side of the former was then Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. “All told, I prefer too much caricature to too much censorship,” Sarkozy dryly remarked.

Feb 01 15:00

A Little Super Sunday Sermon of Benevolent Intent.

It is the nature of the forces of darkness to go after anyone who is engaged in actions that threaten the command towers of the negative. If you're getting serious opposition in your course, you could be going the right way (grin). The most important thing that anyone seeking to serve the forces of light has to remember is that absolute and convincing victory may not be the result of one's life efforts. Sometimes in war one winds up on a suicide mission for the greater good. Sometimes one is set out to draw the enemies attention away from a particular flank or strategy. Individual players need always be aware of their individual insignificance over the long course of the near incomprehensible intent of The Logos in its far reaching plan across centuries and millennia.

Feb 01 12:35

LANGSTON HUGHES HONOURED BY GOOGLE

Click on Google today and you will see a short tribute to Langston Hughes’ on his 113th Birthday …

Jan 31 14:07

Dead at the Stupor Bowl from an American Sniper

Yes... before you tell me about it, I am well aware of the sham and pretension. I am well aware that this is a corporate field day; a triumph of Materialism over humanity and the day will be filled with gross and painful examples of it. Why then do you watch this kind of crap, Visible? Well... along the road to self realization and whatever part or portion of enlightenment I might be capable of, other things cross my attention screen. Though we may seek to reside completely in the present, we are, to some degree a reflection of our past and while Visible was growing up and even to the present, he has played these games.

Jan 31 12:04

WATCH: Baltimore girl left bleeding after officer attacks her with a baton

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So, THIS is the "new normal" for inner city teens?!?

No bloody wonder there is such an horrific school to prison pipeline!!

Apparently, for the Baltimore PD, this is how they interpret "to protect and serve" for school children.

Most probably, the kids and their families here are phenomenally lucky that they did not get shot dead.

Jan 31 10:12

Massive blaze devastates Russian library housing unique documents, ancient texts

One of Russia's largest academic libraries, which contains millions of unique historic documents, has gone up in flames in Moscow. A part of the building’s roof collapsed before dozens of fire fighters managed to contain the blaze.

The fire erupted at around 10 pm local time (7 pm GMT) on the third floor of the Academic Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) in Moscow. According to the Emergency Situations Ministry, some 2,000 square meters were engulfed in flames, prompting the roof to cave in.

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And JUST as Russia was going to release their documents about Auschwitz!!!!!!!

Jan 31 09:54

UC Davis passes divestment resolution, five other campaigns launched across US

Last night, the student government at the University of California at Davis voted in favor of a resolution to divest from corporations profiting from Israel’s occupation.

In a landslide vote — eight voting yes, two against and two abstaining — the student government at UC Davis recommended that the University of California system’s governing body divest from Caterpillar, G4S, Veolia Environment and Raytheon.

The divestment victory comes just months after the UC Davis administration appeared to be receptive to efforts by the Anti-Defamation League — a leading Israel lobby group — to treat boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts as “hostile events” that the university should deem security threats.

Jan 30 09:15

Police Push For Anti-Cop Comments To Be Legally Considered ‘Hate Speech’

The National Fraternal Order of Police is pushing for legislation to classify anti-police comments as “hate speech.” The 300,000 strong FOP says that police officers should fall under the Congressional hate crimes statute, and should thus be regarded as a protected minority.

This bold move comes on the heels of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in the line of duty.

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This is a very slippery slope, folks.

And please remember: the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the government's "Contract With America".

What happens to a society when the expression of truth and logic becomes criminalized?!?

What happens to a society when allegations of police brutality are not allowed to be proven true because the truth on that brutality, logically documented, has become "hate speech" or "hate information"?!?

I never would want to see a good police officer hurt in any way; and a good police officer is someone who understands, and really gets, what the phrase "to protect and serve" really means.

But having said that, I would strongly suggest that Mr. Canterbury, the head of the police union, think very seriously about how police are being trained to use excessive force in 21st century America.

There is the continuing nightmare for the people of Albuquerque , New Mexico, concerning the impunity with which their police officers kill and maim, particularly the homeless and mentally ill. This very much has to do with their training, and leadership. As reported in Alternet.org in December of last year:

From across town, an off-duty cop named Sean Wallace heard the alert blare through his scanner, then barreled over to the scene before a crisis intervention officer could arrive. Without provocation, Wallace opened fire, killing Alan Gomez with a high-powered rifle as he entered the house through a screen door. The troubled young man was holding nothing in his hand but a plastic spoon. With his death, Alan Gomez joined the list of at least 27 people killed by Albuquerque police officers since 2010, and the more than 40 wounded by gunfire. In a city of just over 540,000, the body count is staggering. Indeed, the rate of officer-involved shootings by Albuquerque police is eight times that of the NYPD and two times higher than in Chicago, a megalopolis with one of the steepest levels of violent crime in the country. A damning report released this April by the Department of Justice concluded that the “Albuquerque police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional use of deadly force.” It went on to accuse members of the department of having “shot and killed civilians who did not pose an imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death to the officers or others.” The report singled out Wallace for killing Gomez when "no one's life was in danger and an APD negotiator was on his way to the scene.''

I would suggest, very soberly, to Mr. Canterbury, that these incidents, and incidents like them around the country are no accident; they are a deliberate result of the training these officers have received.

Couple this with the reality that many American peace officers have been, and are being trained my members, or former members, of the IDF, and you have a recipe for multiple human rights and civil rights disasters.

Jan 30 08:44

VIDEO: Birds of a Feather: John McCain Defends Henry Kissinger

Yet, while McCain’s support of the Vietnam war, Iraq War, Syrian War, Libyan war, and virtually every war that was ever waged and those that ever will be waged upon the face of the earth, has resulted in the death of millions of people, McCain found himself in the presence of one of the true kings of killing in Henry Kissinger.

Indeed, Kissinger is one of the true living figures whose feet most psychopathic killers the world over still long to kneel at.

Kissinger’s direction of the Chilean coup, Vietnam war, Cambodian andLaotian tragedies, and his famousNational Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (NSSM200) has earned him a special place amongst the world’s most effective mass murders, although admittedly not the most widely known.

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And please remember: Kissinger, like Obama, was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Uh.... "peace" for whom, please?!?!?

Jan 30 08:36

Police Union: You Can Have Safe Neighborhoods Or Be Free Of Flashbang-Burned Toddlers, But Not Both

A Georgia state senator has announced a bill to limit the use of no-knock warrants. These warrants have gone from the exception to the rule over the past several years, as our nation's drug warriors apparently labor under the assumption that drug dealers keep banker's hours.

Of course, no-knock raids have resulted in plenty of collateral damage -- both to cops and civilians -- as the element of surprise tends to be bullet-and-flashbang heavy. It's the use of flashbang grenades that has prompted this new legislation, which unfortunately puts it into the category of "Laws Named After Victims," most of which are written badly and hastily.

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The "war on drugs" is turning out no differently than have any other "war on....fill in the blank" which are supposed to make things better in this country, and absolutely do not.

The alleged "war on drugs" is an absolute, sick joke, engineered to fill jails with prison slave labor and make bankers more filthy rich by laundering the drug money, period, end of discussion.

IF the Federal and state agencies wanted to really get rid of drugs, they would have the "male attributes" to decriminalize all drugs, to take the profit motive out of the drug trade, and cause it to collapse of its own weight. These Federal and State agencies would then encourage people on drugs to get counseling.

OF course, all this... would be logical; and logic is no longer an attribute any sane American can expect from any governmental entity, Federal or state.

Jan 30 08:25

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters

Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn't really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?

Police Commissioner Bratton made the announcement earlier today at an event hosted by the Police Foundation at the Mandarin Oriental. He said that the new 350 cop unit, called The Strategic Response Group, will be dedicated to "disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities" against attacks like the hostage situation in Sydney, which the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller said was an inevitability in NYC.

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A more militarized police, armed with machine guns, means more abuses, and more maiming and killing of innocent people.

And what if the protests are completely peaceful; will police open fire, just to prove they can, when people try to express their first amendment rights, with utterly no violence whatsoever?!?

IS this what other big city police commissioners are going to allow to happen in their cities, with impunity?!?

People with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country while you still can; staying here may well be hazardous to the health of your entire family.

Jan 30 08:02

Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off)

Jan 30 07:59

US 'routinely' violates judicial rights, fails to punish torture - HRW

The global rights watchdog examined global human rights practices, shedding light on the US criminal justice system, with the resulting report published Thursday. Despite achieving some key improvements on such issues as migrants’ rights, there is a major field for reforms in the US – abusive practices against migrants and minorities, as well as mass surveillance practices and Guantanamo Bay detention camp need some action on the governmental level, according to HRW.

Jan 30 07:58

Comcast apologizes after customer receives bill addressed to 'A**hole Brown'

The following image of a Comcast customer's recent bill — addressed to "A**hole Brown — has been making the rounds this week, attracting attention from social media users and mainstream news outlets alike.

As you may have guessed, the customer who received this bill is not actually named "A**hole."

Jan 30 07:48

CSIS to be given 'power to disrupt,' not arrest, in new anti-terror bill

The expected new powers would allow CSIS agents to obtain court orders to:

cancel plane or other travel reservations made by Canadians suspected of wanting to join the Islamic State or other extremists groups overseas;
block any financial transactions linked to suspected terrorist activity;
intercept shipments of Canadian-made equipment or material to Canadian individuals or groups that could be used in an attack;
switch, or make suspect equipment being shipped unusable as part of an on-going investigation.

Jan 29 16:47

Dutch TV NOS

Jan 29 15:46

St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police.

Jan 29 10:42

Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor, after Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in 2010 during a botched police raid at her home.

Weekley's first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial. In a second trial last year, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the manslaughter charge after a motion by the defense. The jury again deadlocked while deliberating whether to convict Weekley of the lesser charge, causing a second mistrial.

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OK, it's official: US cops can shoot children dead with impunity, and there is absolutely mechanism within US law with which to stop them in 2015.

"Justice" failed this little girl and her family entirely.

And to those of you with skills and kids, please get out of the country NOW, while you still can!!!

Jan 29 10:12

WATCH: Seattle cop pepper-sprays teacher directly in face for walking too close

Jesse Hagopian, who spoke at the event about how black lives matter, was making arrangements by cell phone with his mother to attend his son’s second birthday party when he passed a Seattle police officer screaming at passersby.

Video of the Jan. 19 incident shows the officer and some others standing at a police barricade as she orders a small, peaceful crowd – most of whom were walking past the police – to disperse.

Hagopian said officers set up a barricade with their bicycles to prevent protesters from marching, and he said some participants walked through the line – but he did not.

“Stand back, stand back,” the officer screams as she holds a canister of pepper spray.

Suddenly, as Hagopian walks past talking on his cell phone, the officer blasts pepper spray – which the video shows hits him and an unidentified woman directly in the face.

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Unfortunately, Seattle's cops are not unique "poster children" for police behaving badly in this country; this kind of out-of-control behaviour is endemic by police in our large cities, as well as small towns.

Jan 29 08:41

Gas blast at Mexico City children’s hospital leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

A gas truck explosion outside a Mexico City maternity hospital has left two people dead and at least 54 people injured, including 22 children, according to Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the debris of the collapsed building, according to local media reports. Between 30 to 40 percent of the structure had reportedly collapsed following the blast.

Jan 29 08:06

Deep in a Mangrove Swamp with a Broken Leg and a Busted Crutch

One of the things that happens to the human consciousness when it is immersed in material culture is that it forgets what it actually is and begins to accept the identity programmed into it by the force of materialism, thus rendering this potentially cosmos embracing force into that of a mindless consumer, being herded in one direction after another by the hidden persuaders. Most of humanity is then rendered into hundreds of millions of pinballs bouncing into bumpers that generate lights and noises. It doesn't matter how proficient the player is, eventually the pinball goes down the bottom chute. After that, all sense of play and engagement in the magnetic fields of delusional life ends; at least for the moment... a new game... a new life... maybe the playing field looks different. It is still on an incline though and the same way that casinos make incredible profits, regardless of the occasional big winners is because the odds favor the house.

Jan 28 16:20

Kimberly Dvorak

Kimberly Dvorak is a freelance National Security investigative journalist based in San Diego. For more than 18 years she has focused on homeland security issues including foreign policy, Mexico drug cartels and border security.

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Today's radio guests.

Jan 28 15:05

Prison chaplain awarded $4 million in damages after NYPD officers 'deliberately broke his leg'

A prison chaplain who claims police deliberately broke his leg has been awarded $4 million (£2.6m).

Christopher Graham, a Corrections Department chaplain, was assaulted by police who attended an incident at his apartment, the New York Daily News has reported.

A jury at Manhattan Civil Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York took just 50 minutes to award Mr Graham $3.95m.

Jan 28 13:36

Anonymous Shuts Down Texas Town’s Website to Protest Killing of Teen Girl By Cops

Following a controversial Longview, TX incident in which three police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a knife at a police station in what her aunt described as a cry for help, Anonymous has taken credit for briefly crashing the City of Longview's website in an act of retaliation.

Jan 28 11:22

#Where’sCharley?

Where’s Charley

© By Tom Karlson

Jan 28 10:36

TSA Plans to Remove Social Media Screening From Airport Security Proposal

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it was going to remove social media and purchase history screening from an updated amendment to the proposal concerning the security control at airports.

MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told Sputnik on Tuesday that it plans to remove social media and purchase history screening from its proposal concerning the security control at airports.

"The line on social media and purchase history was inadvertently included in this request for proposal (RFP), and will be removed in an updated amendment to the solicitation. All proposals will be evaluated for privacy and civil liberties risks," a TSA press officer said.

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It will be interesting to see if the final wording includes - or does not include - this language about social media posts, and purchasing activity.

I have made no bones about what I think of the TSA (tourist suppression agency) here on this blog.

And for all the crotch groping and downright thievery from passengers, to date, this group of individuals has not caught one single baddie, determined to do us harm.

The agency exists NOT to protect Americans, but to badger the American people into unthinking acceptance of governmental authority.

And note just how quickly the American character has morphed from "the land of the free...and the home of the brave" to "the land of the cowed...and the home of the surveilled."

Jan 28 09:15

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from Congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Late last year, the FBI cut the ribbon on its one billion dollar biometrics database, called Next Generation Identification. Since NGI’s official launch, state and local law enforcement officials have been encouraged to submit face prints, fingerprints, retina scans, photos of tattoos and scars, and DNA collected from people nationwide to the FBI’s central database. Those state and local officials can also search against the FBI’s biometrics store, if they want to identify someone. With NGI in full operation, the scary future of Minority Report infamy takes a giant leap forward into the world of non-fiction.

Jan 28 08:34

Missing flight MH370: Malaysia to release report one day before anniversary of jet's disappearance

Malaysia will release an interim report on its investigation into flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the first anniversary of the jet's mysterious disappearance, an official says.

However, deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi declined to comment on whether the report would contain any revelations on the fate of the Malaysia Airlines jet.

"It is a report by the investigation team. It will be a lengthy report of a few hundred pages," he said.

The report is being compiled and released by the Department of Civil Aviation and is required by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) one year after air accidents, he said.

MH370 vanished on March 8 last year with 239 passengers and crew aboard en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in what remains one of history's great aviation mysteries.

Jan 28 08:01

Militarized security prepared for Super Bowl

Super Bowl security will be reinforced by Black Hawk military-style helicopters and massive X-ray machines designed to scan large cargo trucks, all courtesy of US Customs and Border Protection.

On Monday, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske was in Glendale, Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX, for a flyover demonstration of the Black Hawks, which will assess air traffic near the University of Phoenix Stadium. The agency has deployed about 100 officers to assist state and local law enforcement, according to AP.

Jan 27 10:45

70 YEARS AFTER AUSCHWITZ, GAZA AND FERGUSON STILL WAIT TO BE FREE

Click on Google today and you will be directed to stories and exhibitions about the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago. This week the entire Web is full of the same …. including one from the greatest profiteer of the holocaust himself.

But

What about the horrors of today? Where are those stories??

Jan 27 09:32

Greek Election Could Cause World Economic Crisis - Michael Rivero - Jan. 26, 2015

Jan 26 13:18

FBI nabs member of Russian spy ring in New York City

“The attempt by foreign nations to illegally gather economic and other intelligence information in the United States through covert agents is a direct threat to the national security of the United States, and it exemplifies why counterespionage is a top priority,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security.

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Unless they are Israeli spies, who get a free pass.

Jan 26 11:29

Benzer pleads guilty in massive Las Vegas Valley HOA scheme

Benzer, who once owned Silver Lining construction, and 10 others were indicted in the scheme in January 2013, and several months later Benzer was indicted again on charges of evading $1.2 million in personal and company taxes. The charges were related to more than $7 million Benzer and his company obtained from a fraudulent contract with the Vistana condominium development to do construction defect work.

Five of the 10 defendants charged in the first indictment with Benzer, including attorney Barry Levinson, previously pleaded guilty and are waiting to be sentenced.

The sweeping investigation that led to the indictments, spearheaded by the Justice Department’s Fraud Section in Washington, is thought to be the largest public corruption case federal authorities have brought in Southern Nevada. The FBI, Las Vegas police and IRS all played key roles in the long-running investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am bumping this story back to the top because this is very important.

Organized crime is targeting Homeowner's Associations across America. Complicit property managers will purchase "improvements" from Mafia-owned businesses which provide shoddy products and services at hugely inflated prices which the homeowners have no choice but to pay! This contributes to the skyrocketing rental prices!

Jan 26 10:16

Mariupol-Donetsk-Frunza! Can Poroshenko Escape Crimes Against Humanity Trial?

A little over a week ago Petro Poroshenko ordered an all out assault on Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Faced with massive losses during the first few days the Poroshenko regime has resorted unsuccessfully to get both republic’s listed as terrorist organizations by the EU and United Nations.

It started with the Volonavaha bus attack after which the bus driver states in an interview with theKorrespondent that a mine exploded and killed his passengers in Ukrainian controlled territory. Images from the scene taken by the Ukrainian army shows a soldier carrying what appears to be a claymore mine. Claymore mines are directional explosives that are set off remotely or by a trip wire.

Kiev is engaging in a game of escalating crimes against humanity. Each attack on civilian populations has been followed by an all out media blitz trying to place blame on the fledgling republics.

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Because Ukraine is aligned with the US, which has been committing war crimes against humanity with impunity for so many years, I think Poroshenko believes that he will never be tried or convicted for these crimes.

Please remember: the images of buildings burning in eastern Ukraine I put up yesterday were those of housing complexes, not military sites.

Jan 25 10:39

$Trillion Lawsuit Plaintiff Now Missing

For over one week now—since December 30—William Shanley has been incommunicado, failing to respond to emails or telephone calls. Shanley is the author, onetime filmmaker and Connecticut resident who filed a $1 trillion pro se federal lawsuit against big media for fraudulent and sensationalized coverage of the December 14, 2012 shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.

Jan 25 09:57

400 TSA agents have been arrested for theft of passenger items while not one terrorist has been caught.

A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.

Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 3 year sentence should have been a 30 year sentence, to encourage the the other intelligence-challenged crotch grabbers not to steal.

And there is an article everyone should read, if they fly. It is titled "how terahertz radiation tears DNA apart, and is found here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/416066/how-terahertz-waves-tear-a...

Jan 25 09:51

Martin Scorsese's Bill Clinton Documentary Shelved Over Creative Control

Martin Scorsese's upcoming slate is already packed with an authorized Grateful Dead documentary, his rock & roll HBO series co-created with Mick Jagger and the planned Ramones biopic. However, another of the legendary director's projects, the partly finished HBO-backed documentary on President Bill Clinton, has been indefinitely shelved as the director and former POTUS wrestle over control of the film.

According to New York Times, Scorsese and Clinton are butting heads over their interviews Frost/Nixon style, with the Goodfellas director unwilling to relinquish control of the questions and their content.

Considering the strong possibility that Hillary Clinton is planning her own presidential run in 2016, Bill also reportedly wants input over the documentary's final cut to ensure nothing that can harm her campaign is aired.

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IF Scorsese actually believed that he could get this documentary to see the light of day without the Clintons being in total control of the outcome, he is amazingly naive.

Jan 24 16:49

Planes cleared after “credible” bomb threats against 2 Atlanta flights

Passengers on two Atlanta-bound airliners got a scare Saturday when “credible” bomb threats sent via social media prompted the military to scramble fighter jets to escort the planes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but searches by the Atlanta police bomb squad and the FBI turned up nothing threatening.

Jan 24 11:18

Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

Months later, her hands were in cuffs as federal investigators questioned her motives for being in the U.S. Authorities told her that Tri-Valley was a sham school. It was selling documents that allowed foreigners to obtain U.S. student visas, and in some cases work in the country, while providing almost no instruction, according to federal investigators.

Jan 24 11:04

Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service.

Jan 24 10:48

Game change: Jamaica is about to decriminalize marijuana

The island nation most closely associated with marijuana in the popular mind is about to decriminalize it. The Jamaican cabinet Monday approved a bill that would do just that, as well as allow for the creation of medical marijuana and hemp industries.

Jan 24 10:36

Bill Maher advises billionaires on which GOP ‘corporate a*s-lickers’ they should support

Bill Maher closed out Real Time on Friday with a “buyers’ guide” for any billionaires looking to support one of the nine prospective Republican presidential contenders.

“The field is more crowded at an earlier time than ever because each of these corporate a*s-lickers wants to sign up mega-rich donors like Sheldon Adelson before one of the other guys in the pack blows him first,” Maher explained, before presenting the upside and downside to each candidate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a centerist progressive, I have a "hug and a punch" relationship with Maher's work, and I did see this bit last night, and it was funny.

However, this segment did an interesting job of exposing Maher's
pathological myopia, which means he is completely blind to the corruption in the party he prefers; and that, intellectually, is a very dangerous place to be.

His absolute darling, Hillary Clinton, is no less staunchly supported by Wall Street and the corporate monied interests than is Barak Obama, his faux populism notwithstanding. Republicans have no exclusive claim here to want as much money as possible from their corporate masters in order to win in 2016 than the Democrats.

As reported last December at Salon.com:

Few political families are closer to Wall Street than the Clintons. Their family foundation has raised millions from financiers and the foundations of big banks, and recently held its annual briefing for donors in the auditorium of Goldman Sachs’s headquarters in Manhattan. Major financial firms are stocked with Clinton alumni. And the Clintons often interact with the titans of finance on the Manhattan charity circuit and during their vacations in the Hamptons. Last month, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton sat at a table with Hamilton E. James, president of the Blackstone Group, and mingled with the billionaire David H. Koch at a benefit for the Wildlife Conservation Society. I’m thinking of Hillary also using the Obama playbook, early-on posturing as some kind of a PRAGMATIC “community organizer” bridge builder between the classes seeking out WIN/WIN solutions. In Obama’s case it turned out to be "community organizing" the Dem Party leadership class with the BIG MONEY ELITE class, and giving the rest of the population a rhetorical snow-job which many still haven’t managed to dig themselves out of into real, justified angry consciousness. Since leaving her position as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has enjoyed phenomenally well paying speaking engagements such as the ones for Goldman Sachs. Goldman also generously has been using Bill Clinton on its speech circuit. Last month, Hillary Clinton also was pitching the trustworthiness of the biotech industry at their national conference. According to Queally she offered the biotech execs “political advice on how to overcome public opposition to the use of genetically-modified seeds and industrial-scale, chemical-based agriculture.”

To characterise all Republicans as corporate sycophants,eagerly ready to carry out the agenda of their corporate masters, who have purchased their allegiance, and not see Hillary Clinton in precisely the same light, given her and Bill Clinton's strong corporate ties, is completely intellectually dishonest.

So, Bill Maher, aye, there's the rub: no matter who America elects for President in 2016, We the People are screwed.

This is because no matter who gets elected to high office in this country, they are still beholden to the same set of Corporate donors, who put them in office, to carry out their agenda. This is no longer a country of We the People; but Those, the Corporations. And these are the entities which are really crafting foreign and domestic policies. We the people have become expendable.

Jan 24 10:23

A TRIBUTE TO OUR MEN IN BLUE

Jan 24 09:44

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Lack, the first chief executive of the BBG, mentioned RT in an interview with The New York Times.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

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A memo to Andrew Lack: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking mad, to have this comparison?!?!?

Is the "challenge" you face from RT is that it has a track record for reasonably careful,thorough sober reporting (who, what, when, where, and why), in the spirit of Edward R. Murrow?!?

Because this is something I respect about their editorial staff. I may not always agree with their assessments, but I do find hard news here.

I get a lot more hard information from their English language edition than I can from the US Corporate alleged "news", where talking heads are always shoving the governmental narrative in my face, which many times has absolutely zero relationship to truth.

This is one of two "canaries in the coal mine" I watch consistently.

The other is www.presstv.ir (their English edition)
But if both of these blogs go down, you can bet your sweet bippy that something wicked this way comes.

Jan 23 16:47

Top 300 black on white hate murders that occurred in the U.S. in 2014

Radical left-wing groups claim that black people live in fear of white racists. Yet, actual white on black murders are an extreme rarity. We found 300 black on white murders occurring in 2014.

We posted a challenge all over the internet for people to name a white on black murder occurring in 2014. The SPLC is a major group that hypes white on black crime. However the SPLC didn’t report a single white on black murder for all of 2014.

So far we have only found two blacks murdered by a single white suspect that occurred in all of 2014.

The rhetoric of the MSNBC, NAACP, SPLC, and other far-left mouthpieces has no basis in reality.

Jan 23 11:44

Matt Damon urges 'buy a lady a drink' for charity campaign to help the women who walk 200 million hours a DAY for water

Actor Matt Damon has lent his support to a new campaign to help the 750 million people in the world who still do not have access to clean water.

In a video for Stella Artois and Water.org, the Bourne Identity actor, 44, reveals the shocking statistic that women around the world are walking a total of 200 MILLION hours a day just to collect fresh water.

The crisis disproportionately affects women as they are often the ones who are called upon to provide supplies for their families.

Jan 23 11:36

Navy Commander at Guantanamo Base Fired Amid Alleged Affair, Suspicious Death

The officer in charge of the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a “loss of confidence” after he allegedly had an affair with a woman whose husband was recently found dead in the waters off the base.

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 12:38

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 11:26

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jan 22 08:06

DEFLATE-GATE: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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 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 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 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 10:03

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 09:01

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 08:19

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.

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

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 20 08:58

Shooting on D.C.’s Metro bus; two wounded

Two men have been shot on board a packed Metrobus in the District of Columbia.

Nearly 50 people were on the bus at the time of the Monday night shooting near Union Station in northwest Washington.

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