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CURRENT EVENTS

Mar 17 13:27

Mandatory Vaccine Bills Fail In 2 States

Legislation in Oregon and Washington state that would have made it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children failed last week in the wake of the recent measles outbreak that began in nearby California.

Mar 17 13:18

LAPD Officer Arrested at US-Mexico Border for Alleged Smuggling

During secondary inspection, officers say they discovered a 26-year-old man hidden in the trunk. The man was a Mexican citizen with no legal ability to enter the United States, according to a CBP news release.

Mar 17 13:11

Criminal Violence as Political Theater: Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI

Lone Wolf was the same gun shop that was bullied by the ATF into participating in the notorious “Fast and Furious” operation, through which firearms were illegally provided to agents of Mexican drug cartels. That initiative was inspired by the cynical calculation that an engineered increase in “gun-related violence” would create political pressure to impose new restrictions on firearms ownership.

Mar 17 13:02

Self-proclaimed republics don't recognize amendments to law on Donbas special status — DPR

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) do not recognize amendments to the law on Donbas special status that have not been coordinated with them, DPR envoy to the Contact Group Denis Pushilin said on Tuesday.

Mar 17 12:58

Improper Medicare-Medicaid Payments Up 20%; $77.4B in FY14

Lawless government overrun with incompetence -- Medicare and Medicaid made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014, a 20.4 percent increase from fiscal 2013, according to data published by the Government Accountability Office and the federal paymentaccuracy.gov website.

Mar 17 12:53

U.S. home construction plunges 17% in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest.

Mar 17 12:34

NEW YORK CITY INSTALLS 'ELECTRONIC EARS' IN MAJOR AREAS

Less than three months into 2015, 184 people have been shot in New York City. To combat this statistic, the city is looking toward a novel solution: gunfire detection systems. But the high cost of installing mics – and the potential for government eavesdropping – leave many wondering if it’s worth it. It’s called ShotSpotter, a large tracking system which detects gunfire and then triangulates the position of the sound. Acoustic sensors are placed in strategic areas, mostly along rooftops or atop telephone poles. Once installed, the sensors pick up street noise and listen for gunshots.

Mar 17 12:23

IMF BREAKS ITS OWN RULES WITH LOAN TO WAR-MONGERING UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed on a scheme of war financing for Ukraine. For the first time, according to Fund sources, the IMF is not only violating its loan repayment conditions, but also the purposes and safeguards of the IMF’s original charter. IMF lending is barred for a member state in civil war or at war with another member state, or for military purposes, according to Article I of the Fund’s 1944-45 Articles of Agreement. This provides “confidence to members by making the general resources of the Fund temporarily available to them under adequate safeguards, thus providing them with opportunity to correct maladjustments in their balance of payments without resorting to measures destructive of national or international prosperity.”

Mar 17 12:22

FUKUSHIMA RADIATION FOUND IN SAMPLE OF GREEN TEA FROM JAPAN

Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface. Given that Japan’s authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what’s happening at the site.

Mar 17 12:08

NYPD WON’T PUNISH COPS FOR SANITIZING WIKIPEDIA POLICE BRUTALITY ENTRIES

The New York Police Department has identified two officers who used agency computers to sanitize Wikipedia entries about incidents of police brutality. "Two officers, who have been identified, were using department equipment to access Wikipedia and make entries," NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton said. "I don’t anticipate any punishment, quite frankly."

Mar 17 12:06

TOWARDS THE END OF THE U.S. DOMINATED INTERNATIONAL MONEY SYSTEM

Welcome to the end of Brenton Woods and the Washington Consensus that defined the world money systems around U.S. controlled institutions and the U.S. dollar as the sole reserve currency.

Mar 17 11:28

USA Today: "The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office."

The White House said the cleanup of FOIA regulations is consistent with court rulings that hold that the office is not subject to the transparency law. The office handles, among other things, White House record-keeping duties like the archiving of e-mails.

Mar 17 11:28

Saudi woman sentenced to 70 lashes for insulting man on Whatsapp

A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sentenced a woman to 70 lashes and a fine of 20,000 Saudi Riyals (SR) for insulting a man on instant-messaging application WhatsApp, said a report published on Gulf News.

Mar 17 11:21

Gallup: U.S. Population Highly Militaristic

In early 2014 there were unusual news stories about Gallup’s end-of-2013 polling because after polling in 65 countries with the question “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?” the overwhelming winner had been the United States of America.

Had Gallup then conducted a poll on whether Gallup would ever ask that question again, I’m willing to bet large numbers would have said no. And thus far they would have been right. But Gallup managed to ask some other good questions, almost certainly by accident as well, in its end-of-2014 polling, revealing something else about the United States and militarism.

Curiously, Gallup’s end-of-2014 polling managed to ask a lot more questions — 32 instead of 6 and even squeezed in one on whether people wash their hands after using the bathroom — so the threat-to-peace question wasn’t dropped for lack of space.

Mar 17 11:13

France at war with alternative medias

They were thousands of people marching all over France for Freedom of Speech, chanting JE SUIS CHARLIE, after the killing of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. No surprise there. Arguing in France is a national sport, the French just love to discuss the pros and cons of such and such ideas and to defend their point of view in discussions that can last forever. However, some had doubts about the political exploitation of such a massive rally. It looks like they were right.

First, there was a political and mediatic outcry against whoever considered to be an anti-Charlie. That led to a string of arrests on the vague charge of “defending terrorism”.

But that was just the beginning. What we are seeing now, is the start of a smear campaign to denounce all “conspirationists” who dare to disagree with the official policy of the French government.

It started when president Hollande has assimilated what he calls “conspiracy theories“ to Nazism and called to prevent their dissemination on the Internet and social networks.

Mar 17 10:58

Chuck Norris says: 'Vote for Netanyahu to save US from evil forces'

Calling for a "strong leader," the actor said if the country fails to re-elect the prime minister... "evil forces can concentrate on America."

Mar 17 10:58

Mom Arrested After Asking Police to Talk to Young Son About Stealing: Suit

A Bronxmom of two who called 911 to ask police to come talk to her young son about why stealing is bad was wrongfully arrested and told by an NYPD officer “you black b----es don’t know how to take care of your kids,” a new lawsuit charges.

Mar 17 10:57

Strip-searched girl can't return to her school, Quebec judge rules . In the strip search, the girl was asked to remove all her clothing, including her underwear. No drugs were found.

A 15-year-old girl who was strip-searched at Neufchatel High School in Quebec City in February must attend another school after a judge ruled against her challenge of the suspension.

Mar 17 10:48

Biodiversity or GMOs: Will The Future of Nutrition Be in Women's Hands or Under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and nutrition out of our food. As a result, India is facing a nutritional crisis: every fourth Indian goes hungry, and in 2011 alone, diabetes took the lives of 1 million Indians.

Now, the same companies who created the crisis are promising a miracle solution: GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Genetically engineered Golden Rice and GMO Bananas are being falsely promoted by corporations hiding behind the cloak of academia as a solution to hunger and malnutrition in the Global South. Indigenous biodiverse varieties of food grown by women provide far more nutrition than the commodities produced by industrial agriculture. Golden Rice is 350% less efficient in providing vitamin A than the biodiversity alternatives that women grow. GMO ‘iron-rich’ Bananas have 3 000% less iron than turmeric and 2 000 % less iron than amchur (mango powder). Apart from being nutritionally empty, GMOs are part of an industrial system of agriculture that is destroying the planet, depleting our water sources, increasing greenhouse gases, and driving farmers into debt and suicide through a greater dependence on chemical inputs. Moreover, these corporate-led industrial monocultures are destroying biodiversity, and we are losing access to the food systems that have sustained us for millennia. When we consider the number of patents involved in these initiatives, it becomes all too clear that the only beneficiaries of these supposedly ‘people-led’ ventures are large companies operating for profit, not for people.

Mar 17 10:36

Private Company Suspected of Dumping Biohazards Into Oklahoma River. Hundreds of used syringes and blood vials in biohazard containers ended up in the Arkansas River after a private company was hired to dispose of them, investigators said.

Hundreds of used syringes and vials of blood were found in the Arkansas River on Saturday.
Taylor Smyth says he takes his kids to the river almost every weekend, but after coming across the needles in the same spot that his kids build sand castles, that might change.

Mar 17 10:36

Police say naked man standing in doorway is not breaking law; neighbors are fed up

It was only January when Republicans took full control of Congress, but already it is safe to say they have no earthly idea of what they want to accomplish.
What we’re seeing is not just a bit of sputtering before the GOP machine cranks up and begins to systematically fulfill its governing plan. There is no plan. Republican majorities in both the House and Senate are so out of control that they’ve managed a feat once thought impossible: They make the Democratic Party look like a model of unity and discipline.

Mar 17 10:24

School Kicks Gifted 11-Yr-Old Student out for Having Marijuana... That Just Turned out to Be an Ordinary Leaf

These are the people in charge of public education and our criminal justice system, America.

People who will completely ruin a child, screw up his life, and overreact to the point that it makes soap operas look like CSPAN on a Tuesday and all because they can’t bother to tell the difference between a smoke-able illegal substance and a normal ass leaf.

I don’t even know what else to say. This is the dumbest story I have read all year, perhaps even more ignorant than that time the school suspended the kid for “making a terroristic threat” by declaring he was going to make another kid disappear with his magical one ring from The Hobbit movie.

I actually feel dumber for having read it, for it thus lodging into a crack somewhere in my grey brain matter and possibly staying there forever like the Three’s Company theme song.

Thanks a lot, Bedford County public schools for making me stupid, too.

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Mar 17 10:24

Goats Fed GM Soybean Produce Abnormal Milk, Reduces Weight of Off-Spring

A new study finds that feeding goats the genetically modified (GM) glyphosate-tolerant soybean MON4-3-2 changes the composition of colostrum, the nutrient-rich first milk produced during pregnancy. Colostrum is ordinarily packed with proteins, vitamins as well as antibodies to protect the new-born against disease. Offspring from conventional and GM-fed mothers weigh the same at birth but those from GM-fed mothers weigh significantly less 30 days after birth. The researchers also discovered transgenic DNA in the milk of mothers fed the GM diet.

The work, published in Small Ruminant Research, led by Professor Lombardi at the University of Naples, Italy [1] should be seen in the light of recent discoveries of glyphosate herbicide in US mother’s breast milk at concentrations up to 1 600 times the legal limit allowed for single pesticides in EU drinking water [2]. The findings have important health implications, with the colostrum playing a well-known role in the short-term health and survival of both ruminant and human neonates. In addition to providing nutrients, antibodies present in colostrum are essential for the passive transfer of immunity to the offspring within the first 12-24 hours of life.......

Mar 17 10:17

Coca-Cola has been paying fitness and nutrition experts to suggest its cola as a "healthy treat"

If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.
The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

Mar 17 10:16

Gay couple won't leave $15 to $18 million dollar estate to University of Alabama because of state's war on same-sex marriage

For most of more than four decades as a couple, Elliott Mitchell and Clark West have lived quietly, building careers and sharing a deep love for their alma mater, the University of Alabama.
Mitchell, 65, and West, 60, met at UA in 1972 and have been together since. Married in Hawaii in 2013, they live in Sarasota, Fla.
"We've spent most of our lives together being quiet, because of business or not wanting to rock the boat," West said.

Mar 17 10:07

Banks Say “Thanks for the Bailout,” Now We’ll Park our Profits in Overseas Tax Havens

Giant financial institutions that benefitted from federal bailouts during the depths of the recession have repaid the American people’s largesse by hiding profits overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

Mar 17 10:06

Under Obamacare, America’s uninsured rate has fallen 35 percent

14.1 million Americans have gained health plans since Obamacare's coverage expansion began in 2014.
An additional 2.3 million young adults gained coverage between 2010 and 2013 — after Obamacare began requiring employer plans to offer dependent coverage through age 26.

Mar 17 09:36

A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement:To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about technology

Any disclosure about the technology, which tracks cellphones and is often called StingRay, could allow criminals and terrorists to circumvent it, the F.B.I. has said in an affidavit. But the tool is adopted in such secrecy that communities are not always sure what they are buying or whether the technology could raise serious privacy concerns.

Mar 17 09:35

Portland man: I was tortured in UAE for refusing to become an FBI informant

When Yonas Fikre stepped off a luxury private jet at Portland airport last month, the only passenger on a $200,000 flight from Sweden, he braced for the worst.

Mar 17 09:29

Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana

Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack.

Mar 17 09:16

Reader photos from protests in Brazil

Mar 17 09:12

ITALY, SPAIN TO FOLLOW IF GREECE EXITS EUROZONE, SAYS GREEK DEFENSE MINISTER

Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defense minister, spoke to German newspaper “Bild” on Saturday, saying his country’s leaving the euro could precede an exit by Italy and Spain, followed by Germany in the future. “If Greece explodes, Spain and Italy will be next and then at some point, Germany. We therefore need to find a way within the eurozone, but this way cannot be that the Greeks keep on having to pay,” Kammenos told Bild.

Mar 17 09:06

MAJOR AMERICAN ALLIES IGNORE U.S. PLEAS AND JOIN CHINA’S ALTERNATIVE BANK

he Financial Times now reports that France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to join the China-led international development bank as well, “delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.” This week, 2 major U.S. allies – 2 of the “Five Eyes” – have disregarded American pleas and joined China’s new development bank … alternative to the US-dominated IMF and World Bank lending order. (A third member of the Five Eyes – New Zealand – previously signed onto the Chinese bank.)

Mar 17 08:46

Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas

Activist Post

Legislation would Turn Off Water and Electric to San Antonio Facility

A Texas legislator introduced a bill that would stop the independent Texas power grid from being used to power mass, warrantless surveillance by the NSA last week...

Mar 17 08:14

Forget Dress Colors - Police Department Nitpicks Over Entitled Cop in Handicap Parking Spot

Completely missing the point, of course...

An able-bodied officer allegedly takes a handicap parking spot - which would be illegal to mere citizenry. Or did he? It's a turn of the screw... or for modern tastes it's - and I say this sarcastically - an issue of black and blue or white and gold. Whichever way the dress blows...

It might not seem like a big deal at all until you catch wind of the roots of the officer's attitude when a citizen points out that he's illegally parked in a handicap parking spot.

Mar 17 08:05

Spam Filtering Service had access to Clinton Classified Emails

Not often do we break news on Dvorak News but today we do. Hillary Clinton used a spam filtering service MxLogic to filter her spam and viruses. What this means is – employees at MxLogic, now owned by McAfee – had full access to all her classified state department email in unencrypted form.

Here’s the MX records for clintonemail.com.

clintonemail.com. 7200 IN MX 10 clintonemail.com.inbound10.mxlogicmx.net.
clintonemail.com. 7200 IN MX 10 clintonemail.com.inbound10.mxlogic.net.

Mar 17 07:19

Boy Suspended for Year and Prosecuted for Bringing A Leaf to School

Carey Wedler
Activist Post

An 11-year-old boy has endured relentless attacks from the government for bringing a leaf to school that tested negative for marijuana.

Nevertheless, he was suspended from school for a 364 days and charged with possession of marijuana – even after it was proven on multiple occasions that the plant was not weed...

Mar 17 03:20

The Origin of the ‘New Cold War’

The ‘new Cold War,’ against Russia, is something of a misnomer, because it differs from the original version, against the U.S.S.R., in that it’s already a hot war, which started in Ukraine as being the key proxy-state for the American Government’s chief foreign-policy aim, of defeating Russia; and it’s a war that is very bloody, and widely lied-about in both the U.S. and Europe, but that is discussed in Russia as if it were somehow the result of mere errors by Western powers, when in fact all of the Western leaders knew from the get-go that this was intended to be a lynching of Russia by Uncle Sam, and when the EU have been going along with this aim because the U.S. aristocracy supposedly have the interests of European aristocrats in mind and not only their own: it’s ‘the Western Alliance,’ after all.

Mar 17 03:07

Ukraine cops get ‘shoot-to-kill orders’ amid unrest over army hit & run killing of 8 year old

Police have reportedly been allowed to use live rounds as tensions flare in the eastern Ukrainian town of Konstantinovka, where an eight-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident by a Ukrainian forces’ armored vehicle.

Mar 17 00:41

King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Monday, March 16, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Life is good for Safeguard... because they are friends with the Bush family.
Just do your due diligence you'll find it.

Here is the King5 feature story from March 3, 2015

"It's a tricky business accessing property that the bank doesn't truly own, and Beal says the industry known as "property preservation" has plenty of faults. "The pressures are pretty intense," said Beal. A KING 5 Investigation shows that those pressures may be one reason behind numerous complaints filed with attorneys, housing assistance groups, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. Typically, a homeowner complains that they have not abandoned the home, yet but have been locked out or found their personal property is missing."

Says Attorney Dao:

Mar 16 23:40

Bibi and 47 Senators Strike Dark Discordant Note

Newly-elected Senator Cotton and neocon leader Bill Kristol are now doing the work of AIPAC, and their pro-Israel, anti-Iran funders are standing with a foreign leader on a foreign policy issue against their own president.

It could be Netanyahu again, even if he runs second in the final results. If the Herzog-Livni coalition is successful, they have already announced that they will rotate the office of Prime Minister.

Whatever the final outcome, AIPAC will be standing by, awaiting its marching orders.

Mar 16 21:12

Los Angeles police officer charged with smuggling man into U.S. from Mexico

A 10-year Los Angeles police department veteran who was arrested at the U.S. border in San Diego with a Mexican man lacking immigration documentation was arraigned on smuggling charges in federal court on Monday.
Los Angeles Police Department officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and Angelica Godinez, 31, pleaded not guilty to one count each of smuggling in the U.S. District Court in San Diego, court documents showed. Bail was set for Quezada at $20,000.

Mar 16 19:54

The FBI’s Big Plan To Expand Its Hacking Powers

Technology giant Google has warned that a rule change represents a 'monumental' constitutional concern. A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

Mar 16 19:42

American diplomat freed after DR Congo arrest

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, but the African activists remain in custody on suspicion of planning to destabilise the country, officials said on Monday.

Mar 16 19:39

Second NY man charged with pointing laser at aircraft

A second New York man in a week was arrested and charged Monday with pointing a laser at aircraft near the city`s busy LaGuardia airport, prosecutors said.
Elehecer Balaguer, 54, appeared before a Manhattan magistrate and was charged with one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Mar 16 18:18

It Is National Freedom of Information Day, so the Spite House Did This

Get ready for a heavy dose of irony, or...something like that.

In honor of Sunshine Week and National Freedom of Information Day - and in keeping with Obama's repetitive transparency proclamations - today the White House made a BIG announcement...

The White House Office of Administration on Monday announced it is deleting regulations subjecting it to the Freedom of Information Act...

Mar 16 17:57

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (4 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

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)
**

3. Fractional reserve banking

Mar 16 17:20

U.S. Senator Wants To Stop Iran From Taking Tehran!

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

On Sunday, March 15 the author of the ridiculous and possibly treasonous letter regarding the potential agreement on a nuclear program between the P5 + 1 countries and Iran recently took to the airwaves to brazenly defend his position and his actions...

Mar 16 17:11

10 frightening facts about Tom Cotton

Mar 16 15:08

Pentagon Budget May Include $1Bln in Lethal Aid to Ukraine – Congressman

A proposed piece of legislation providing $1 billion in lethal defensive aid to Ukraine may be incorporated into the 2016 Pentagon budget, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), US House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said at a press briefing on Monday.

Mar 16 14:42

Kiev uses idea of peacekeepers to divert attention from implementation of Minsk agreements

According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Karasin, peacekeepers is an absolutely different subject invented to divert attention from implementation Kiev's liabilities under the Minsk agreements.

Mar 16 14:35

THE STING: HOW THE FBI CREATED A TERRORIST

Informant-led sting operations are central to the FBI’s counterterrorism program. Of 508 defendants prosecuted in federal terrorism-related cases in the decade after 9/11, 243 were involved with an FBI informant, while 158 were the targets of sting operations. Of those cases, an informant or FBI undercover operative led 49 defendants in their terrorism plots, similar to the way Osmakac was led in his.

Mar 16 14:27

ON EVE OF ELECTION, NETANYAHU PROMISES NO PALESTINIAN STATE IF RE-ELECTED

On the eve of national elections in Israel, politically-embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that if he and his Likud Party were returned to power for another term he would make sure that an independent Palestinian state would not come into being. The comments come as a reversal of official Israeli government policy which, like the U.S. government, states that a two-state solution is the preferred outcome for the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Mar 16 14:27

Obama’s War in the Western Hemisphere and Venezuela’s National Liberation Struggle

Why did Obama declare a ‘national emergency’, claim that Venezuela represents a threat to US national security and foreign policy, assume executive prerogatives and decree sanctions against top Venezuelan officials in charge of national security, at this time?

Mar 16 14:17

Slovakia Opposes Immediate Extension of Anti-Russian Sanctions

Slovakia opposes an immediate extension of economic sanctions against Russia, Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak told reporters after the meeting of EU foreign ministers, replying to the question of when economic sanctions against Russia should be extended.

Mar 16 14:12

Ukrainian President: Enormous IMF Loan Won’t Help Ordinary Ukrainians

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has admitted that a new $17.5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund and its associated austerity measures will not improve the lives of ordinary Ukrainians—but will help pay foreign creditors and fund the country’s ongoing civil war.

Mar 16 13:59

A Neocon Admits the Plan to Bomb Iran

The neocon Washington Post, which wants to kill the talks aimed at constraining Iran’s nuclear program, allowed a contrary opinion of sorts onto its pages – a neocon who also wants to collapse the talks but is honest enough to say that the follow-up will be a U.S. war on Iran.

Mar 16 13:45

CIA WORKED WITH DOJ TO RE-PURPOSE FOREIGN SURVEILLANCE AIRBORNE CELL TOWER SPOOFERS FOR DOMESTIC USE

The CIA's recent rebranding as Valhalla for US cyberwarriors notwithstanding, the agency's general focus has been intelligence gathering on foreign governments, corporations and people. That it has often mistaken "torturing people into saying whatever they can to make it stop" for "intelligence gathering" isn't necessarily germane to the following discussion, but it's worth noting that the CIA is almost single-handedly responsible for destroying the term "extraordinary rendition" -- a formerly innocuous (and complimentary) term previously used to highlight something like, say, Johnny Cash's amazing cover of Soundgarden's' "Rusty Cage." (That Cash's two best covers are "Hurt" and "Rusty Cage" is not germane to the discussion of CIA torture programs, but what a coincidence!)

Mar 16 13:02

Greek exit mooted by German finance minister

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Friday a disorderly Greek exit from the eurozone could not be excluded if Athens fails to reach a deal with its international creditors.

Mar 16 12:59

Merkel’s Uber-Hypocrisy to Japan over War Past… and Present

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s reprimand last week to Japanese leaders to «face up to their wartime past» had an ironic twist that went scarcely noticed. The irony is that it is the German leader who actually stands accused of not facing up to her country’s wartime past. More sinisterly, her historical denial is manifested in actual present-day war-making in Ukraine, and it is furthering a dynamic that could lead to an all-out war with Russia because of baseless Western demonisation of Moscow. A demonisation that Merkel’s Germany is playing no small role in.

Mar 16 12:54

Did Ferguson PD Just Arrest the Wrong Guy?

When two officers with the Ferguson Police Department were shot last week, it was safe to assume that they would eventually get their man, even if it wasn’t really “their man.” For the most part, whenever the life of an authority figure is attempted in such a public way (especially if that attempt was successful), the police will always find someone to arrest. They have to.

They must always maintain the illusion that they have everything under control and that nobody can get away with such a crime. Nothing indicates a lack of control, quite like having a police officer ambushed and shot, so somebody has to pay no matter what.

Mar 16 11:37

Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today (Video)

Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today.

Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Even little kids playing with finger guns are considered a serious threat today.

Mar 16 10:55

VIDEO: Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”

POWHATAN COUNTY, VA — Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

That’s what happened at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, according to reports.

Mar 16 10:52

Intelligence Officer: Every Single Terrorist Attack In U.S Was a False Flag Attack… Or Egged On By the Government

In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI.

In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism.

We’ve become a lunatic asylum.

Mar 16 10:49

Pedophilia in Britain ‘Woven into the Fabric of Society’

As the UK has launched a new-judge led inquiry panel to investigate a pedophile ring operated in 1980s, the Home Secretary warns the allegations are just a “tip of an iceberg” and the problem is “woven, covertly, into the fabric of our society.”

Following a spate of allegations concerning the abuse of children by adults, many of who abused their positions of power and status, Home Secretary Theresa May said Britons still do not appreciate the “true scale of that abuse.”

Mar 16 10:40

The American Government’s Biggest Lie Is About Ukraine and Vladimir Putin

The entire propaganda campaign against Russia and Putin is based on blatant lies, just like the propaganda to invade Iraq in 2003 was. But this one is far more dangerous because it could lead to unnecessary nuclear war.

Mar 16 09:20

SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE APPROVES “A SURVEILLANCE BILL BY ANOTHER NAME”

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act, which would facilitate the sharing of information from private companies to the government. The putative reason for the legislation is to stop cyberattacks, but some are concerned it will allow transfers of large amounts of personal information to the government.

Mar 16 09:09

US tycoon arrested in old murder, says he `killed them all`

An eccentric US tycoon linked to two murders was arrested in connection with a third, just a day before the airing of a television documentary in which he said that he "killed them all."

Robert Durst, the scion of a wealthy New York real estate family, was taken into custody on Saturday at a New Orleans hotel at the request of Los Angeles police investigating the 2000 killing of his friend Susan Berman, and was being held on a murder warrant, US media reports said.

Mar 16 09:04

Villages wiped out, houses scattered and families devastated: Aerial photographs of Vanuatu reveal the widespread destruction that has claimed at least six lives

New pictures have emerged which show the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam after it tore through Vanuatu destroying towns and villages and killing at least six people..

The country's president, Baldwin Lonsdale, has estimated the cyclone, which struck on Saturday, has destroyed or damaged 90 per cent of the buildings in the capital of Port Vila.

Mar 16 09:02

Man spray paints his entire head black in attempt to hide from cops trying to arrest him for 'fleeing a stolen car'

A man was arrested in California Saturday night after attempting to hide from the police by painting his face black.

Jose Espinoza, of Madera, was accused of fleeing a stolen car, and officers later arrested him when he attempted to flee a second time.

The second time, however, he had used spray paint paint his face and head black in an effort to camouflage himself.

Mar 16 08:54

Something to celebrate, Jeremy? Clarkson enjoys lunch with a pal as viewers desert BBC in their millions and make thousands of complaints at cancellation of Top Gear

Viewers have deserted the BBC in their millions after its decision to postpone the remaining episodes of Top Gear in a move sparking thousands of complaints.

The BBC cancelled last night's show and replaced it with a Red Arrows documentary which pulled in just one million viewers. The popular motoring show regularly commands a five million strong audience. 

Mar 16 07:55

LEADER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE REVEALS VAST JEWISH CONSPIRACY

?Many people have claimed that a vast Zionist conspiracy, funded by rich foreign Jews with communist leanings, is manipulating the people through the Zionist owned and controlled media. The purpose of this conspiracy is to overthrow the government and to implement policies which are against the will and the best interest of the people.
The above is an antisemitic slur? An excerpt from the fake Protocols of the Elders of Zion? A Nazi fantasy?

Mar 16 07:55

Net Neutrality has a massive copyright loophole

After years of debating U.S. Internet subscribers now have Government regulated Net Neutrality

Mar 16 07:50

ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE UNLEASHED ON SCHOOLKIDS

Rather than merely asking for a right or wrong answer to a math, history or science question, the new assessment industry is capable of boring into a child’s attitudes, values, opinions and beliefs, all of which parents and privacy advocates say is no business of the government’s.

The pushback has led some state education systems to recommend a reduction in the amount of high-stakes testing in public schools.

But, parents beware, the sudden realization that maybe too much testing is going on is not going to lead to less data being collected. Quite the opposite.

But what if your child’s teacher could have access to a software application that allows her to collect data on your child in real time, without ever rolling out a test?

Enter the BOSS app. It is just one of countless new data-collection products available to school systems looking to collect data on the sneak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And please be aware: these dossiers will follow the kid from kindergarten through high school.

Mar 16 07:48

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT CONFIRMS COMMON CORE PUBLISHER IS SPYING ON KIDS’ SOCIAL MEDIA

They’ll say they need to do it to keep your kids from cheating, but this is just the beginning.

Mar 16 07:38

Boston breaks record for snowiest winter

with 108.6 inches

Mar 16 07:36

Pentagon denies UN investigator chance to interview Guantánamo detainees

Shortly after the Pentagon took a battery of pro-Guantánamo US senators for a tour of its infamous detention center, it confirmed that it will deny the United Nations’ torture investigator interviews with Guantánamo Bay detainees.

Juan Méndez, the UN’s special rapporteur on preventing torture, “has been invited to visit Guantánamo; however, he will not be permitted to interview detainees”,Army Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins, the Pentagon’s detentions spokesman, told the Guardian.

Méndez told reporters in Geneva last week that he had spurned what he considered hollow offers by the US to visit Guantánamo, citing unacceptable restrictions on his ability to examine the facility for himself.

“I am not allowed to have any unmonitored or even monitored conversations with any inmate in Guantánamo Bay,” Méndez said, according to AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF everything was "above-board" at Gitmo, there would be no problem with Mendez having the ability to interview these prisoners of war.

So you have to ask yourselves; what is the Pentagon brass terrified that this guy is going to find here, and how much worse a picture of US "human rights" adherence in this prison will such an inspection demonstrate?!?

Is there concern that some of these men, who have been cleared of any wrongdoing, will never be released, because their bodies wear the scars of torture, trying to get them to confess to a narrative which never actually happened?!?

And as to the naso-gastric tube feedings; even in the hands of the most astute and compassionate medical practitioner, this can be a rough experience for the patient.

But in the hands of someone who wanted to use it as punishment?!?!? The pain can be extraordinary, with absolutely no relief, and the side effects can be devastating.

And if these guys were not radicalized when they were incarcerated at Guantanamo, they certainly are now, from the treatment they have received.

Mar 16 07:36

FACE RECOGNITION, LICENSE PLATE TRACKING CAMERA DISAPPEARS AFTER JOURNALISTS ASK US POSTAL SERVICE ABOUT IT

Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ripped from the ground and disappeared.

Mar 16 07:03

VIDEO: COP SHOOTS 8TH GRADE CHILD WITH TASER GUN FOR “BEING DISRUPTIVE

Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

That’s what happened at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, according to reports.

An officer at the school shot an 8th grade student with a Taser gun for “being disruptive.”

The Powhatan Sheriff’s Department claims that it started when the student was “disruptive” in the cafeteria.

The student was then taken to the assistant principal’s office, where, they claim, the “disruptive” behavior continued.

An armed police officer stepped in and decided to try to place the student in handcuffs, but the student reacted by trying to flee, according to reports.

That’s when the officer pointed his Taser gun at the student and shot him as the student was running away from the officer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, THIS is what passes for education in Virginia?!?

Were I a parent at this school, I would pull my kid out of that school immediately, and home-school.

The camera footage will tell the tale; but whatever happened to being able to talk to a kid coherently, and getting them to talk about what is making them angry?!?

IF education in this country is reduced to teaching to the test, coupled with the application of stun gun attacks, with no exposure to critical thinking and problem solving, this country's future is in deep jeopardy.

Mar 16 06:29

'Muslim Brotherhood princess' used Clinton email server

At least three of Hillary Clinton’s top aides – including one with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – used emails hosted on Clinton’s private server while she was secretary of state, according to several reports.

Mar 16 06:21

Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims ‘every’ message was reviewed

Hillary Clinton’s camp late Sunday issued a significant clarification about the steps they say were taken to review thousands of personal emails before they were deleted, claiming her team individually read “every email” before discarding those deemed private.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. "Clarification" is DC-speak for "Okay, you caught us; here is a new lie to placate you all!"

Mar 16 05:59

Californians disgusted by stinky black tap water; officials tell them to drink it anyway

Residents of a Southern California neighborhood are concerned about the fact that the water flowing out of the taps in their homes is black

Mar 16 04:56

Hungary Holocaust Museum Gives Collaborators a Free Pass

Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews.
The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they were not consulted about the planned exhibition.
Note: when will this end....when you say it ENDS!

Mar 16 04:51

Israel Did Best To Limit Gaza Casualties, Report From Pro-Israel Group Asserts

Israel’s military went far beyond its legal obligation last summer during its Gaza operation to prevent civilian casualties, according to report by a panel of former senior U.S. military officials and legal experts.
The Gaza Conflict Task Force report, which was released Wednesday, was commissioned by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, or JINSA.

The report praised the Israel Defense Forces for its effort to limit civilian casualties, such as alerting residents in a targeted area through phone calls, leaflets and low impact explosives, but also emphasized that the United States and Israel should study the conflict in order to find a balance between mitigating civilian casualties and achieving mission objectives.

Mar 16 04:42

Genocide By Telepathy, Hilberg Explains

Seven months later Hilberg summarized his new thesis before an audience of nearly 2,700 at Avery Fischer Hall in New York City: the entire German policy for the physical destruction of the Jews was to be explained by mind reading! No document attesting to this criminal policy could be found, because no such document existed. For several years, the entire German bureaucratic machinery operated through a kind of telepathy. As Hilberg put it: Note 4

But what began in 1941 was a process of destruction not planned in advance, not organized centrally by any agency. There was no blueprint and there was no budget for destructive measures. They [these measures] were taken step by step, one step at a time. Thus came about not so much a plan being carried out, but an incredible meeting of minds, a consensus -- mind reading by a far-flung bureaucracy.

Mar 16 04:38

Palestinian Authority Wants Avigdor Lieberman Arrested For Endorsing Murder Of Arabs

WASHINGTON -- In the latest display of crumbling Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry called for Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's minister of foreign affairs, to be arrested following Lieberman's remarks about decapitating Israeli Arab citizens, who account for roughly 20 percent of Israel’s population.

Mar 16 04:36

Shutting Down AIPAC

[The following is a lightly edited version of a speech I gave on March 1 st in Washington during the anti-AIPAC and Netanyahu visit demonstrations. Two days later Israeli Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, whom I cite below, was sitting in the House VIP visitors’ gallery beaming as he listened to Netanyahu’s love fest with Congress. It might have been the first time a clandestine agent for a foreign country who spied on the United States was so honored but I would observe that the event was doubly significant in that the speaker Prime Minister Netanyahu was also involved in the same theft of American nuclear technology.]

Mar 16 04:30

Can the Jews Survive Free Speech?

In law, in government, in the media, Jews have always been a loud and unapologetic voice for basic human rights such as free speech (arguably, in my opinion, the most fundamental human right). But when Jews feel threatened, and where the law allows (as in Canada and most of Europe), there has been a tendency to demand governmental protection in the form of laws that punish “hate speech.”

Mar 16 04:24

Holocaust comparisons in Iran debate stir emotions but mislead

In the debate over the diplomatic agreement taking shape with Iran over its nuclear program, opponents led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are deploying their ultimate rhetorical weapon – the Holocaust.
Note:When will this end.....when YOU say it ends!

Mar 16 04:20

Netanyahu’s False Narrative of Self-Defense

On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an impassioned plea to Congress to protect Israel by opposing diplomacy with Iran. Referring to “the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States” which includes “generous military assistance and missile defense,” Netanyahu failed to mention that Israel has an arsenal of 100 or 200 nuclear weapons.

Mar 16 04:18

How Governments Twist Terrorism

Governments are aware of what can be accomplished by invoking the word “terrorism.” The diplomacy-averse United States frequently hides behind the label, as it is prohibited by law from negotiating with groups so-labeled, and thereby avoids having to confront the possible legitimacy of what they represent. And it also justifies a uniformly violent response, which is invariably described as self-defense.

Mar 16 01:37

No, Putin Is Not Dead. He's Not Ill; He Is the Victim of yet Another CIA-Fabricated Hoax

Is Valdimir [sic] Putin’s public absence related to the Russian Orthodox Lenten schedule?

The West takes advantage of Putin’s religious downtime by circulating a false story regarding his death, when they know he’s in his annual Lenten period of monastic silence.

Mar 15 23:29

BOSTON: SNOWIEST WINTER ON RECORD (YAY GLOBAL WARMING!)

Boston’s made history by having the snowiest, and probably most miserable, season since 1872.

Mar 15 19:57

Lawyer Tries To Act Smart with a Cop; What Happened Next Is Brilliant

Lawyer Tries To Act Smart with a Cop; What Happened Next Is Brilliant

Mar 15 18:36

US Judge Declares War on the American Flag With INSANE Ruling

Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after a group of judges told him to take down an American flag display.
Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago.
It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.”

Mar 15 16:13

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

First I want to say that many corporate (security) sympathizers tend to defend private policing, but this article will debunk all their arguments and show how private policing is the end-all end-game ultimate threat to freedom in America and humanity as a whole, all in the name of protecting corporate profits $ while working hand in hand with government for their greater long-term new world order plans.

Mar 15 15:04

Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax Trial Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Barf News From Mainstream Media: Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax Trial Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Pop your popcorn and grab your favorite beverage. Inform yourself via Yahoo.com Tabloid News about the fake Boston Marathon Bombing Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Admire the crisis actor artist sketches of the trial. No need to view any trial video, as past video footage of the hoax bombing was all you needed to evoke your Hollywood movie emotions.

Stay tuned to mainstream media tabloid-type news. Rely on Yahoo entertainment news to echo the snake belly lies of crisis actor “testimony.” And, be reminded that this “live coverage” highlights crisis actor (people) sketches and a contrived news script that is second to none.

Mar 15 14:50

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (3 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

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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2. Money and bank credit

There are five topics to understand for civic competence in creating and managing money. The first four are standard to economics curriculum; the last is rational analysis:

Money and bank credit.
Fractional reserve banking.
Debt (public, private) and money supply.

Mar 15 14:45

Anger in Hebron as Israeli FM visits Ibrahimi Mosque

Hebron governor Kamel Hamid on Sunday condemned a visit by the Israeli foreign minister to the Ibrahimi Mosque earlier in the day, calling it part of a "growing call for desecration of holy places and the creation of chaos."

Mar 15 14:31

US Intel Stands Pat on MH-17 Shoot-down

Despite the high stakes involved in the confrontation between nuclear-armed Russia and the United States over Ukraine, the U.S. intelligence community has not updated its assessment on a critical turning point of the crisis – the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – since five days after the crash last July 17, according to the office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Mar 15 14:25

CNN Is Beating the Drums of War

President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all American cities, and the national security advisor does not notice.

The threat issues from Washington and arises from the demonization of Russia and its leadership.

Mar 15 14:22

NYPD Caught Editing Controversial Wikipedia Entries

Most of their handiwork seems to pertain to the Eric Garner case. Statements such as “Garner raised both his arms in the air” were changed to “Garner flailed his arms about as he spoke.” And “Use of the chokehold has been prohibited” was altered to say “Use of the chokehold is legal, but has been prohibited.”

Mar 15 14:20

Russians Have Had Enough of the West

The post-modernist west is unable to comprehend a self-confident modern Russia.

Mar 15 13:43

Denver cop disciplined after putting his knee and all his weight on a suspect’s neck for minutes

Cop laughs about the situation while explaining it to other cops

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