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Mar 20 03:27

Racial Thursdays – Alaska Platoon Investigated For Questionable Tradition

Tradition is strong in the military, regardless of the branch. However, a platoon in Alaska may have taken the idea of “tradition” a bit too far and created something questionable.

A platoon in Alaska at Fort Wainwright is currently under investigation for something that’s come to be called “Racial Thursdays.” According to reports, Racial Thursdays offer the men in the platoon one day a week to freely use racial slurs against each other without retaliation by the recipient. The platoon is part of the 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team – the 2nd platoon, C company, 3rd battalion, 21st infantry regiment.

Mar 20 03:18

GESTAPO:

GESTAPO: Virginia Liquor Cops Who Ambushed Girl Over Bottled Water Now Beat Black Man

This week’s incident at the University of Virginia (UVA) in which police left a black student with a gruesomely bloodied face marks the second time in less than two years that the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control has brutalized a student at the prestigious taxpayer-funded school.

The latest instance of police viciousness occurred just after midnight on Wednesday when Alcohol Beverage Control police accosted UVA junior Martese Johnson, who had tried to enter the local Trinity Irish Pub with a fake ID.

Mar 19 22:47

Snow to Blanket Boston on First Evening of Spring

Spring officially arrives on Friday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, but Old Man Winter may have the last laugh in a large part of the Northeast.
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The storm from late Friday into early Saturday is forecast to bring mostly snow to the region.

Mar 19 20:45

Operation Rent Seeking How the war on terrorism became a business model.

The syndrome the Bush administration created in Iraq was what former Pentagon critic Chuck Spinney has called a “self-licking ice cream cone”: the measures to fight the war on terrorism guaranteed more terrorists, which in turn guaranteed the agencies more money to fight the war on terrorism. The same process was at work with respect to torture and drone strikes. It is a great business model for contractors and bureaucratic empire builders, but far less favorable as a national survival strategy.

Mar 19 20:17

Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide

Unfortunately, the prognosis is that if Merkel cannot see the glaring truth of the situation by now... then there is not much hope of the chancellor ever coming to a realistic political position on Ukraine...And, grimly, that means the outlook for further conflict is not good.

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new dimension of international sanctions against Russia this week, while being royally entertained by German leaders in Berlin. The oligarch-turned-politician now wants the Western allies of the Kiev regime to boycott the 2018 World Cup Finals to be held in Russia.

Mar 19 19:56

CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine

Why have Western countries only now decided to vote to recognize the state of Palestine? What will be the outcome? Will a legitimate Palestinian state bring peace to the region? Is an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan a dead end?

CrossTalking with Amir Oren and Norman Finkelstein (author of the new book ‘Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza’).

Mar 19 19:49

Netanyahu’s Victory: Now What President Obama?

Netanyahu's outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his promise to go on building more and more illegal settlements leave Obama without any wriggle room.

“Love him (Netanyahu) or hate him, this is the face of Israel.” That’s how Uriel Heilman concluded an article for the JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) on Netanyahu’s election victory after noting that he had shown his true colours by declaring that there would be no Palestinian state while he is in charge. What President Obama now has to decide is whether or not he will allow Netanyahu to remain in charge of American policy for Israel-Palestine.

Mar 19 19:46

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

With the facades gone, Americans must decide if they will embrace this apartheid system or not...

Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel’s mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades.He abandoned the subterfuge of a two-state solution, exposed the crass racism that underlies Israeli politics, and revealed Israel’s blatant control of the U.S. Congress.

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 19:40

Obama and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

One searches in vain for any detailed and highly competent writings or speeches on foreign policy, given by Obama, that go beyond idealistic platitudes, ever how souring the rhetoric.

Do not expect any significant progress engendered by the Obama administration for the rest of his term.

If there is to be any change in the configuration between the Palestinians and the Israelis, it will emanate from the International Court of Justice.

Mar 19 18:31

Deaf homeless man wrongfully jailed in Virginia for six weeks says he was denied interpreter

He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why.
Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he had been accused of stealing an iPad – an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety.

Mar 19 18:30

Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water During Drought : Indybay

Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names.

Mar 19 17:29

Jeb Bush, and the predictable arc of presidential primaries

I don't know if Jeb Bush is a naturally optimistic fellow, although if you asked him he'd surely say he is (every candidate has to proclaim their optimism, particularly about America). But in recent weeks he's had some cause for concern. Not long ago, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found a full 42 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for him. Bush is the "establishment" candidate at a time when the Tea Party still dominates the Republican base.

And Republicans seem unusually taken with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has all the correct positions for GOP primary voters, not to mention the glow that comes from being the Next Big Thing. After two elections in which older, familiar figures won the nomination then lost to Barack Obama, one might think the party is ready to nominate someone new.

But Bush may not have to worry. If the primaries go the way they usually do, he'll prevail.

Mar 19 17:29

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 17:23

Rand Paul to Announce Presidential Campaign

Rand Paul 2016: Kentucky Senator Set to Announce Presidential Campaign in Early April

Paul will make the major announcement at a rally at the Galt House in Louisville.

Mar 19 17:09

What Does the Netanyahu Victory 'Mean' for America?

Was it a clear endorsement of Netanyahu's policies? Do we even know what those policies will turn out to be?

Didn’t other nations pretty much say to the US after Bush’s re-election, “Okay, but if you want to start or continue Bush’s wars, you are now on your own.”

Is it not at least conceivable that other nations should now respond to Israel and say, “Okay, but if you truly are not going to agree to a two-state solution, and if your settlements are going to continue to be planned and located to make a two-state solution impossible, then you are now on your own"?

I mean, can we not make continued support contingent on a policy that has at least some hope of leading to (1) peace in the Mideast, and (2) extrication of the US from a situation in which we are attacked and our citizens are killed because we are perceived to support Israel unconditionally?

Mar 19 17:00

Obama to 'reassess' Israel relationship

President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States would "reassess" aspects of its relationship with Israel after Netanyahu's provocative statements leading up to Tuesday's Israeli election.
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"The President told the Prime Minister that we will need to re-assess our options following the Prime Minister's new positions and comments regarding the two state solution," according to a White House official.

Mar 19 16:00

Toddler survives near-drowning after 101 minutes of CPR

In a survival story his doctors call extraordinary, a 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy whose lifeless body was pulled from an icy creek was revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR and has suffered virtually no lingering effects.

Gardell Martin came home from the hospital on Sunday, and his doctors said Thursday he has made a full recovery.

"It's not only extraordinarily rare that we got the kid back, but what's even more extraordinary is the rate at which he recovered and the completeness of his recovery," said Dr. Frank Maffei, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville. "The stars and moon aligned, and he had an angel on his shoulder."

Mar 19 15:32

Is violent change inevitable in Ethiopia?

Graham Peebles argues that unity, organisation and peaceful resistance, not violent rebellion, is the way to get rid of Ethiopia’s repressive and discredited regime, which now emulates the military dictatorship it ousted.

Mar 19 15:19

REALLY!? US-Mexico border not secure, locals tell committee…

People living and working in Arizona and other border states told Senate lawmakers Tuesday the U.S.-Mexico boundary isn’t secure.

Mar 19 15:15

De-Dollarization Accelerates As More Of Washington’s “Allies” Defect To China-Led Bank

The global de-dollarization trend continues as it appears the UK’s move to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank has indeed shown other US “allies” that spurning Washington’s advice is actually acceptable and concerns about the institution’s “standards” may simply be a diversion aimed at undermining China’s attempt to exercise more influence in its own backyard.

Mar 19 15:09

EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders said Thursday that they would maintain economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.

EU President Donald Tusk said the decision showed the common resolve of the 28 EU nations in the face of Russian involvement in the conflict.

It also underscored the support of the EU for Ukraine, which had urged the member nations to maintain the pressure that the sanctions bring on Russia.

Mar 19 15:05

4 Ways This Food Crushes Cancer and Inflammation in Your Body

Spring is here! And with it comes more affordable asparagus. This succulent vegetable has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal benefits as well as its terrific taste. It’s even been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine. Why has it been so popular through the years? Have people used asparagus for cancer? Indeed, asparagus is a potent cancer fighter on a par with broccoli, and many people think it tastes a whole lot better.

Mar 19 15:01

Things Are Unraveling At An Accelerating Rate

Does anyone else have the feeling that things are not just unraveling, but that the unraveling is gathering speed?

Mar 19 14:52

Falling Interest Causes Falling Wages

The central banks may say that increasing the money supply causes rising wages and increased employment. However, they increase money supply via bond purchases. This pushes bond prices up, which is the same think as pushing the interest rate down. It causes irreparable harm to employers, and consequently, to workers.

Mar 19 14:52

167,527 Criminal Aliens Loose in U.S.A.

Mar 19 14:11

CITIZEN JOURNALIST THROWN OUT OF CITY COUNCIL RECEIVES $200,000 SETTLEMENT

In a victory that should be celebrated by journalists and activists alike, Citizen Journalist Nydia Tisdale announced a settlement with the Mayor and the Chief of Police in Cumming, GA from her Federal lawsuit that was getting ready to go to trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Tisdale had filed a complaint after she was was banned from filming Cumming City Council meeting on April 17, 2012.

Mar 19 13:52

TEXAS LAWMAKER WANTS TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO FILM COPS FROM LESS THAN 25 FEET AWAY

Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this begrudgingly "granted" First Amendment protection.

Mar 19 13:48

MONSANTO SETTLES 7 LAWSUITS AFTER 2013 GMO-WHEAT SCARE

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has settled class action lawsuits with farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat incident in 2013. Without any admission of liability the company will pay some $350,000 in donations to agricultural schools. The agricultural biotechnology corporation announced donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The St. Louis based company also promised to reimburse a portion of the costs associated with the case. Monsanto said it can’t disclose how much that will cost.

Mar 19 13:12

Magic Obama Logic: Mandatory Voting = Good, Mandatory Voter IDs = Bad and Racist

It’s being reported that Obama recently went on record that he believes the U.S. should have mandatory voting. An interesting stance, wouldn’t you say, considering he’s staunchly against mandatory voter ID laws.

In fact, his latest pick for Attorney General to replace Eric Holder went on the record that mandatory voter ID laws are all fueled by, what else? Racism.

So…mandatory voter laws = good, but mandatory voter ID = bad and racist? How exactly does that work again?

Mar 19 12:56

What if Hillary Doesn’t Care? By Andrew P. Napolitano

Perhaps the reason Hillary didn't sign the documents is because she PLANNED to violate those laws?

snip: What if the law required Clinton to swear under oath on her first day as secretary of state that she would comply with all laws governing the use of federal records? What if the principal governing law — the Federal Records Act of 1950 — makes it clear that when you work for the feds all the records you receive and generate belong to the government and you cannot lawfully conceal them from the government?

What if she refused to sign such a promise because she knew she’d be violating that law?

Mar 19 11:40

Filming the police for your own protection? Not if this lawmaker gets his way

Now that it’s pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this begrudgingly “granted” First Amendment protection.

Mar 19 10:51

Cop Who Took No Sick Days in 42 Years Dies Weeks Before Retiring

An NYPD sergeant who never took a sick day in his 42-year career died of an apparent heart attack at his home over the weekend, weeks short of retiring.
Sgt. Francis "Buddy" Murnane was about to turn 63, the NYPD's mandatory retirement age, when he died Sunday after the apparent heart attack. He was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pain, according to the New York Post, and pronounced dead.

Mar 19 10:50

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it's losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest

The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest, which involved an international team of almost 100 researchers, are published today in the journal Nature.

Mar 19 10:43

San Diego Police Department caught editing their Wikipedia page to remove sections on misconduct

A San Diego Police Department dispatcher and anonymous Wikipedia users have edited or deleted paragraphs from the misconduct section of the police department’s Wikipedia page five times since January 2014.

Mar 19 10:43

Amazon, PayPal and Spotify inadvertently fund white supremacists. Here’s how.

Counter-Currents.com, a Web site you probably do not encounter in your standard Internet travels, exists to advance the books of noted neo-Nazis and the creation of an all-white nationalist state.

Mar 19 10:18

Obama: Republicans Are ‘Motivated, Principally, By Opposing Whatever It Is That I Propose’

In an interview with VICE founder Shane Smith, President Obama called climate change an example of one of the hardest problems to solve, warning that there eventually comes a point of no return.
“You have to make sure that you get at this thing quick enough and with enough force to be able to make a difference,” Obama said, noting that climate change is an especially difficult problem to tackle because it requires immediate sacri

Mar 19 10:18

Conservatives Say $15 Minimum Wage Is Killing Seattle Restaurant Scene, Restaurateurs Disagree - Frank reportedly asked one conservative writer who had picked up the wage-menace red herring to “not make assumptions about our business

As Seattle prepares for the April launch of the highest minimum wage law in America, conservatives are warning that businesses are already shuttering under the pressure of higher labor costs and pointing to a recent report of a rash of restaurant closures as evidence. The problem is, the actual owners of those restaurants say that they’re not closing because of wages, and the city seems to be enjoying robust growth in that industry.

Mar 19 10:12

"Billion Dollar Bully" - Yelp's on the Hot Seat

Billion Dollar Bully is a feature length documentary examining Yelp's business practices involving claims of extortion, review manipulation and review fabrication

Mar 19 10:09

Man’s girlfriend and ex-partner jump into river to see who he’ll rescue

A CONFUSED boyfriend was faced with a tricky choice after both his ex and current girlfriend threw themselves into a river to see who he would rescue.
Wu Hsia, 21, had broken up with long-term girlfriend Jun Tang, 20, after meeting new love Rong Tsao, 22, in Ningbo city in east China’s Zhejiang province.

Mar 19 10:09

US removes Iran and Hezbollah from list of terror threats

An annual security assessment presented to the U.S. Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has excluded Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to U.S. interests, despite both being consistently included as threats in previous years.

Mar 19 10:09

Awkward: CBS Talking Head Accuses Radio Host Of Being White And Co-Opting Black Culture: “I’m Actually Black”

Ouch. This is actually kinda hard to watch... unless you find it easy to watch video of someone getting their butt handed to them.

Mar 19 10:04

Propaganda Alert: NYT Tries to Make Jeb Bush Look Cool with Puff Piece About Him Meeting Rapper Ludacris

This is not the first time NYT got caught bending over for Jeb Bush and Co. Back in October the outlet wrote the fawning Bush piece, “The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45’” and, oddly, did not allow comments so no one could rank or comment on the story whatsoever.

Then again, propaganda is one thing, but when it becomes this painfully obvious, it just hurts.

Mar 19 09:56

Awkward: CBS Talking Head Accuses Radio Host Of Being White And Co-Opting Black Culture: “I’m Actually Black”

This is the sort of awkwardness we can look forward to in Starbucks across America.

Mar 19 09:53

Vaccine injury related to vaccine administration, or SIRVA, only recently started to become recognized.

Shoulder Injuries From Flu Shot Eligible For Cash Compensation

Mar 19 09:51

The Saker interviews Gilad Atzmon

It has been already 6 years since I interviewed Gilad for the first time and when a friend recently suggested that it was time for a new conversation, I immediately agreed, as did Gilad who, in spite of his over-booked and hectic lifestyle took the time to reply to my questions. Gilad is, in my opinion, not only the most original and talented jazz musician currently composing and playing (make sure to get his latest CD “The Whistle Blower“), he is also an extremely profound philosopher who has the amazing courage not only to ask the key questions, but to also answer them. His book “The Wandering Who” is, I strongly believe, a must read for anybody wanting to see through the “fog” of modern “Jewish anti-Zionism”. As somebody who has gotten his share of hate mail, I can only begin to imagine the kind of hate-filled poison which Gilad has had to put up with for his courage and even though he will not speak about it, I will say that it takes exceptional courage and moral strength to do what Gilad did and is still doing.

Mar 19 09:46

Pregnant Woman Has Unborn Baby Stolen In Stabbing Incident In Longmont

She was shopping on Craigslist

Mar 19 09:43

Police arrest world’s most prolific UFC and WWE pirate

This morning officers from the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Unit arrested an individual said to be one of the world’s most prolific uploaders of both UFC and WWE content

Mar 19 09:37

Michelle Obama's mom was wary about her daughter marrying a man of mixed race – but not 'as much as had he been completely white'

A new biography of Michelle Obama has revealed that her mother was initially suspicious of her future son-in-law because he was of mixed race.
Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and his mother was a white woman. His parents met in Hawaii although his father abandoned his family when the future president was aged just two.

Mar 19 09:36

More Americans Hold Passports Than Ever–But That Doesn’t Mean We’re Traveling More

More Americans hold passports than ever before, but that doesn’t mean we’re traveling more often. A confluence of issues–be it American businesses looking to foreign markets, an increasingly “globalized” world where Americans can be found in more parts of the globe or post-9/11 security initiatives–have contributed to the dramatic rise in passport holders. But today’s American jetsetters fall primarily into the one-percent camp: in fact, if we took out high net worth individuals from the equation (who make multiple trips overseas each year), only around 3.5 percent of all U.S. residents actually traveled overseas in 2009.

Mar 19 09:35

Ferguson suspect recants claim he shot cops, says he was pistol-whipped into confessing

Lawyer, officials at odds over whether man admitted wounding police in Ferguson

Mar 19 09:20

University of California President Janet Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have To Listen To This Crap’ As Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes

University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as protesters denounced potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.

Mar 19 09:20

Obama Now Calling For Mandatory Voting in the U.S.

Sounds…oh, I dunno…just a smidge like a dictator, no? Forcing people to vote in sham elections? Why, so crony puppets like him can have a 90% win and we can continue on with this lie that any pleb’s vote actually counts in the United Corporations of America?

Mar 19 09:19

What Item Does Each State Price-Check On Google The Most?

Fixr decided to test out what Google would suggest in the auto-complete when they searched "How much does a ____ cost in...?" They asked this question for the capital city in each state to find out what people wanted to price-check. So what is your state obsessed with?

Mar 19 09:18

SF Cathedral Has Been Deterring Homeless by Drenching Them in Water

To drench homeless people in water for sleeping in your doorway, without any kind of warning I might add, is kind of insane right? When I first heard about this story, I half expected it to be from the Onion. I mean, who does that?

How very kind-hearted of them.

Mar 19 09:02

Infographic: The middle class has shrunk in every single state since 2000

The Shrinking Middle Class, Mapped State by State

Mar 19 08:58

Thousands mourn death of Chinese high school principal who selflessly helped over 10,000 impoverished students, funeral wreaths sold out throughout his home county

March 15, early morning, Guangxi province Du’an Yao autonomous county seat.

Thousands appeared, wiping away tears, to say farewell to the deceased Du’an Yao autonomous county high school principal Mo Zhengao.

Over his 30 year career in education, Mo Zhengo collected donations and contributions from wherever he could, to help over ten thousand impoverished students from mountain regions continue their studies, hailed by these impoverished children as “Principal Dad”.

Mar 19 08:38

Behind Congressman Aaron Schock 's downfall: One reporter

Aaron Schock’s career unraveled in large measure because his staff tried to bully a reporter

Mar 19 08:38

Obama suggests requiring everyone to vote "'If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,' he said, adding that mandatory voting would 'counteract money more than anything.'"

Speaking in Cleveland on Wednesday, President Obama was asked what he thought about money in politics. He responded by suggesting that voting be mandatory, as it is in countries such as Australia.

Mar 19 08:29

Zionist Hypocrite Howard Schultz's Patronizing Double Standards with "Race Together"

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, is encouraging his employees to discuss race with the customers. I guess this is appropriate since Howard was ranked as the #1 Zionist businessman in America. As Howard supports Jewish nationalism in Israel, I can only assume he supports nationalism for other ethnic groups.

Mar 19 07:33

Evading Drones + Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is the primary method human detection on the battlefield. Whether it be a drone, an Apache helicopter, or an individual soldier, thermal imaging is the best tool available for the job

How To Kill A Drone:
Since Drones Can Kill Americans

Mar 19 07:30

US claim that Iran excluded from terror report over format change 'a flat lie': ex-UN envoy

A former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has described claims that Hezbollah and Iran were excluded from an annual terror threat report because of a format change as "a flat lie."

“The people who would say this format change are... lying weasels,” John Bolton, the fiery conservative who served as an American envoy to the U.N. under the Bush administration, told Fox News in a television interview Tuesday night.

Mar 19 07:27

AN ABSOLUTE fucking lunatic has won an election in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu, who ordered the bombings of thousands of innocent men, women and children since taking office

Mar 19 06:57

BACK OFF BITCH NO ONE CAN MAKE ME SAYS BLACK STUDENT

After a black high-school boy repeatedly punched his teacher in the
face, sending her to the emergency room, the teacher, who is white, was
advised by the assistant principal not to press charges. The
administrator lectured her about how hard it is for young black men to
overcome a criminal record.

Mar 19 06:56

SF: Watch this badly behaving inconsiderate bitch on BART

How dare anyone ask her to move her bag off a seat so someone can sit down when the train is jammed with passengers.

Mar 19 06:41

Fury at University of Virginia after cops bash black honors student bloody while arresting him for public intoxication …and now the governor is calling for an investigation

Virginia's governor is asking for an investigation into how a college student ended up bloodied during an arrest outside of a bar early Wednesday morning.

Martese Johnson, a junior at University of Virginia, was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice without force, and public swearing or intoxication after being denied entry to a campus-area bar.

Governor Terry McAuliffe's office released a statement Wednesday that called for state police to examine 'the use of force' by liquor control officers.

In a video obtained by student newspaper The Cavalier Daily, a bystander shouts that Johnson's head is bleeding and Johnson is heard yelling: 'I go to UVA. You f******* racists. ... How did this happen?'

A group called Concerned Black Students circulated a statement saying that Johnson did not resist during questioning or his arrest outside of Trinity Irish Pub and received 10 stitches in his head after the arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Soooooooooo ... those Israeli trainers for our police working out for you?

Mar 19 06:27

Big public announcements and news events make it clear Khazarian rule is ending

There can be no doubt now that the global Khazarian crime syndicate is being dismantled by white hats in the US and Europe along with their BRICS allies. This can be seen in the many extraordinary events that have been taking place both in public and in secret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the politically correct use of "Khazarian."

Mar 19 06:26

Democratic support for Hillary Clinton softens: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Support from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period.

Mar 19 06:24

Fact Sheet on Police Violence in the Jane-Finch Community of Toronto

“The report shows that, among young males in those communities, 54.4 per cent felt that police treatment of youth had a “medium-high impact” on youth safety. By comparison, only 42.2 per cent rated gang violence in the same way.”[2]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the police are seen as more dangerous than street gangs.

Mar 19 03:05

Dick Cheney's Playboy interview:

Dick Cheney's Playboy interview: 5 things to know
Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells Playboy that Barack Obama is an even worse president than Jimmy Carter and has endangered national security.

Here are five highlights:
-Cheney thinks Barack Obama is 'the worst president in my lifetime.'
-Cheney cries “race card” on Obama and Eric Holder.
-Cheney believes Obama has endangered national security.
-Cheney has no reservations about Guantanamo.
-Cheney likes lattes

(*For the guys who Only Buy Playboy To Read The Articles . Thankfully the centerfold is not of Big Dick !)

Mar 19 01:35

U.S. could back UN resolution on Palestine, White House official says

The Obama administration might be open to lending its support to the UN Security Council's resolution that would define the principle for a two-state solution as based on Israel's 1967 borders, a senior White House official told The New York Times. The move would come in response to Netanyahu's withdrawal of his support for the establishing of a Palestinian state as expressed in his Bar Ilan speech in 2009.

The U.S. has previously refused to endorse the resolution, which allows for mutually agreed swaps of territory between Israel and the future Palestinian state. Israel vehemently opposes it.

"The premise of our position internationally has been to support direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” the official told the Times. “We are now in a reality where the Israeli government no longer supports direct negotiations. Therefore we clearly have to factor that into our decisions going forward."

Mar 19 01:26

Republicans crow over Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory

Israeli Prime minister and Republicans will continue drumbeat of criticism of nuclear talks with Iran

Congressional Republicans are confident Benjamin Netanyahu’s return as Israeli prime minister will help them ratchet up pressure on President Barack Obama to abandon his current round of nuclear weapons talks with Iran.

Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of Obama’s plans to deal with Tehran, including in a controversial address to Congress earlier this month. For Republicans hoping to influence the deal, or scuttle it entirely, renewed opposition from the leader of the U.S.’s closest ally in the Middle East is exactly the kind of ideological support they’re looking for.

Mar 19 01:06

As Netanyahu no longer talks peace, Israel is set for paralysis

On Monday – the day before his election victory - he abandoned his conciliatory words and went back to being against a Palestinian state. “Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to the radical Islam against Israel,” he said. “This is the true reality that was created here in the last few years.”

So Mr Netanyahu has jumped from being against the two-state solution, to being in favour, to being against it once again. His current position forces him once again to bang his head against stubborn demographic reality: if there is one state west of the Jordan, it must eventually be an Arab state.
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Moreover, ordinary Israelis can never forget that whenever they have relinquished territory in the past – by leaving south Lebanon in 2000, for example, or evacuating settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 – nothing has been gained save for barrages of rockets launched by Hizbollah and Hamas.

Mar 18 21:12

Truth Is Our Country — Paul Craig Roberts

snip: The US media is no longer run by journalists. It is run by former government officials and corporate advertising executives. The values of the mega-media companies depend on their federal broadcast licenses. If the companies go against the government, the companies take a risk that their licenses will not be renewed and, thus, the multi-billion dollar values of the companies fall to zero. If media organizations investigate wrongful activities by corporations, they risk the loss of advertising revenues and become less viable.

Ninety percent control of the media gives government a Ministry of Propaganda, and that is what exists in the United States. Nothing reported in the print or TV media can be trusted.

Mar 18 21:02

On the Neurotically Fragile Always-Offended Nudniks By Scott Lazarowitz

politically-correct censorship to keep us from committing thought-crimes (thinking for ourselves and saying what we think)

Mar 18 20:53

It’s a Contest By Bionic Mosquito

snip: I am here to give you the backstory. These types of stories are concocted over a few shots, among laughing jovial colleagues in the bowels of some government building. They make bets on seeing who can come up with the wildest, most ludicrous story and not get called on it. The winner is the one whose story results in the biggest increase to departmental budgets – and the bigger the whopper, the bigger the increase.

Jan lost her bet, but many others did not…for example:

“We will tell them that Building 7 collapsed because of a furniture fire.”

“The passport of one of the hijackers was found a few blocks from where the plane crashed into the tower.”

“We dumped his body into the ocean out of respect for Muslim tradition.”

Mar 18 19:52

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (5 of 7)

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The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
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5. Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit

Mar 18 19:18

Scores Injured In Violent Frankfurt Clashes

Violent clashes have broken out in Germany’s financial capital during anti-capitalist protests marking the opening of the European Central Bank’s new headquarters.

Mar 18 18:44

U.S. opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

Due to the fact that the appointment of Malley coincided with the crisis in relations between the U.S. and Israel, caused by the recent speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the U.S. Congress behind Obama's back and without his approval, analysts have begun to talk about "changes in the U.S. role in the Middle East"

Mar 18 18:19

US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

Mar 18 18:19

Wisconsin police officer kills suspect on first day back after previous shooting

On his first day back from a mandatory leave for shooting and wounding a knife-wielding man earlier this month, a Wisconsin police officer shot and killed an armed suspect after confronting him following a chase, authorities said.

Mar 18 18:19

Ban on Armor-Piercing Ammo Looks Unlikely

Attorneys general from 24 states signed a letter asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives not to ban a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition.

Mar 18 18:13

Mexico Offered Sony $20M in Tax Breaks to portray country better in Bond film

More than 100,000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006 in the country's brutal drug war, which continues to perpetuate gross gang- and drug-based violence and corruption. However, while it is critical that the country invest capital into curtailing the failed war on drugs, Mexican officials decided to allocate $20 million to MGM and Sony to help clean up the country's tarnished image.

Mar 18 18:12

FCC fines Verizon $3.4 million for not telling officials about a major 911 outage

In October, the FCC released a damning reporting suggesting a major 911 outage affecting more than 11 million people in seven states could have been prevented. But there was, apparently, more to the story: during the April outage, Verizon failed in its responsibility to alert officials, and the FCC is now fining the company $3.4 million for the 750,000 residents of California affected.

Mar 18 17:13

Washington Retaliates: Shifts Anti-Missile Battery Into Poland, Begins Rapid-Response Drills

As the world continues its push towards de-dollarization, Washington responds to Russian military preparedness by conducting drills in Moscow's backyard.

Mar 18 17:12

White House pushes Palestinian statehood in face of Netanyahu win

The White House says that a two-state solution is still the best way to resolve the dispute in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu promise this week to prevent further establishment of a Palestinian state notwithstanding.

“A two-state solution is the best way to address this conflict,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, according to USA Today.

Netanyahu said earlier this week on Monday that he would fend off efforts to create a Palestinian state if he’s re-elected as prime minister of Israel. On Wednesday, the leader declared himself victorious following a narrow win against challenger Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union.

Mar 18 17:10

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

Mar 18 17:04

Sierra Leone: How Ebola Fools Even the Experts

Epidemic has infected more than 24,000 people.

Mar 18 16:59

To whose benefit? Who owns who? To what end?

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 90 percent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection funds have come from the United States.
Of the total contributions of nearly $259,000 — slightly over 1 million shekels — about $237,000 came from American donors, according to records made public by Israel’s State Comptroller and first published by BuzzFeed. Three wealthy families donated about half the amount from the Americans.........

Mar 18 16:17

Netanyahu's victory: Now what President Obama?

Alan Hart says Netanyahu’s election victory leaves Obama with two options: to compel Israel to do the right thing, or to allow it to take the region and the world to hell.

Mar 18 16:15

Condemnation from US and EU as Russia and South Ossetia sign treaty

Treaty calls for a deeper level of co-operation with South Ossetia than “alliance and strategic partnership” deal agreed between Kremlin and Abkhazia last year

Russia has signed a treaty of “alliance and integration” with Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia in a move that has drawn sharp condemnation from the US and the European Union.
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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and Leonid Tibilov, the South Ossetian leader, signed a treaty of alliance and integration on Tuesday
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Yesterday’s treaty with South Ossetia was “yet more evidence of Russian interference in the affairs of its neighbours and a blatant disregard for their sovereignty and independence”, said Conservative MP David Lidington, the UK’s minister for Europe. “Similar interference has led to the terrible situation we see in Ukraine,” he added.

Mar 18 16:04

Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some?

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

"The harms associated with using these drugs in dementia patients are clear, yet clinicians continue to use them," study author Dr. Donovan Maust, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, said in a university news release.

Mar 18 15:44

Breaking the Resistance with US Sponsored Terrorism and Proxy Wars

With the situation in the Middle East seemingly spinning out of control, many political observers are left wondering what it all means. The war in Syria has been at the forefront of the news since 2011, and rightly so, as Syria has become the epicenter of a larger regional conflict, particularly with the ascendance of ISIS in the last year.

Mar 18 15:42

Fed to markets: you're on your own

The Fed’s forward guidance doesn’t offer traders much to go on.

Economists at the Federal Reserve are just as clueless as the rest of us.

Mar 18 15:37

No, John Kerry Doesn't Want To Negotiate With Assad

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The recent hysteria surrounding John Kerry’s remarks regarding the necessity of negotiating with Bashar al-Assad has provoked both criticism and praise from a number of very different quarters. Unfortunately, however, the opinions of those up in either arms or exaltation are largely the result of misreporting, war psychosis, and simply reading headlines instead of articles...

Mar 18 15:36

Amnestied Illegals to Get $1.3T in Social Security, Medicare

If implemented, President Barack Obama’s executive actions granting temporary amnesty and federal benefits to nearly 4 million illegal aliens in the United States will end up costing American taxpayers about $1.3 trillion in Social Security and Medicare benefits, and about $20 billion more in retroactive tax credits, according to Robert Rector, senior research fellow for Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

Mar 18 15:31

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

Mar 18 15:26

Egypt gives 22 Morsi supporters death penalty

The sentence, which was passed on Wednesday, was in relation to an attack on a police station in the town of Kerdasa on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo which claimed the life of one police officer.

Mar 18 14:17

Food industry waging a bitter battle over proposal on added-sugar labels

Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial. But ever since First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the plan last year, a lobbying frenzy has ensued.

Mar 18 14:03

Underground Market Steals $12 Million In Bitcoins: “Going to The Caribbean… Hope You Guys Understand”

For the casual observer the underground online marketplace, often referred to as the DarkNet, seems to resemble the lawlessness of the Wild West. Over the last several years millions of dollars worth of digital crypto-currencies have been stolen, oftentimes by the very operators of the web sites tasked with managing the online digital “hot” wallets of its users. (A “cold” wallet is used to store crypto-addresses on your own Flash drive or can be written down on a piece of paper).

Mar 18 13:43

What If The Drought Causes California’s Food Supply to Collapse?

NASA experts claim California now holds less than 1 year in water reserves, while the drought and water usage have depleted fresh supplies at a drastic rate. This is a direct threat to biggest source agriculture production in the country, with some 80-90% of many key fruit and vegetable crops being raised in California…

Mar 18 13:42

Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Because It Might Have Metal Pieces in It

6.5 MILLION BOXES RECALLED because of metal pieces... not even shavings, PIECES. Put up this video in the middle of the night. Another rant of sorts. THIS is what happens when you allow megacorporations who are not interested in your nutrition but their bottom lines to take your food away from you.

Mar 18 13:31

Conspiracy Theories Damage British Democracy, says Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander, the head of Labour’s election strategy, has said it is getting harder for politicians to campaign in elections because of conspiracy theories on social media.

Mar 18 13:27

How Far Will The Euro Fall?

The US dollar is hitting new 12-year highs almost daily, while the euro seems to be plunging inexorably to below dollar parity. Currency movements are often described as the most unpredictable of all financial variables; but recent events in foreign-exchange markets seem, for once, to have a fairly obvious explanation – one that almost all economists and policymakers accept and endorse.

Mar 18 13:24

Leftist Media Claims If You Support Second Amendment, You Support Rape

A leftist news outlet claims that Second Amendment activists are supporting rape by advocating concealed carry on college campuses.

Mar 18 13:12

Netanyahu’s Fear-mongering Wins

Binyamin Netanyahu’s last-minute efforts to paint himself as even more hawkish than most outside observers feared was already the case has paid off handsomely with a decisive victory over his centrist rivals in Israel’s general election. Netanyahu’s poor showing in the final polls published late last week – giving him only 20 seats – had encouraged misleading forecasts.

Mar 18 13:09

Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new dimension of international sanctions against Russia this week, while being royally entertained by German leaders in Berlin. The oligarch-turned-politician now wants the Western allies of the Kiev regime to boycott the 2018 World Cup Finals to held in Russia.

Mar 18 13:05

Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Mar 18 12:15

Birthright Citizenship: The New Immigration Scam

Scott Walker is only the latest candidate to stumble over the immigration tripwire. Though previously supportive of providing a path to citizenship for undocumented residents, now the Wisconsin governor is talking up border security. Advice to candidates: maybe it’s time for some new policy ideas, like demanding an end to our so-called “birthright citizenship.”

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