POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION

Jun 21 08:41

Big Agri's GMO "Super Bananas for Brown People"

Perhaps the most racist, disgusting public relations stunts yet to sell genetically modified poison to the masses and monopolize the world's food supply.

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Much of the starvation and malnutrition across the so-called "developing" or "Third" world, is due to the unmitigated, global campaign of human exploitation driven by globalization. The Walmarts and Tescos of the world line their shelves with goods cultivated, manufactured, and otherwise sourced from millions of people living under unhealthy, inhumane conditions up to and including literal slavery across the Third World. This system of global interdependency, lorded over by Wall Street and London corporate-financier monopolies, doesn't just coincidentally allow such conditions to exist, but is built on this perpetual and ever expanding socioeconomic disparity.

Jun 21 08:22

How You Can Save Your Child’s Future

It is easy to become a doom and gloom prophet with regard to American education. In many ways, American education is strong in many different areas. Generally speaking, the more education one receives strongly correlates with gross income. We can talk about reading comprehension scores, etc., all we want, but if the number of years of spent in school is matched with rising income, then the schools, in large part are doing their job. However, there is an elephant in the room and it is Common Core.

Jun 21 07:42

Lee Whitnum for Connecticut Gov!!

She puts every US House and Senate member to shame!!
She is running for Connecticut Governor.
Would LOVE to have her interviewed on Whatreallyhappened!!!

Jun 21 07:38

US vs Syria: How to Lose a War in 3 Years

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The government in Damascus and the Syrian Arab Army have begun restoring order across the country after over 3 years of devastating fighting. The so-called “capital of the revolution,” the city of Homs, has been reclaimed by government forces and people have begun returning home. A recent election carried out across Syria and throughout expatriated Syrian communities around the world portrayed widespread support for the government in Damascus and more over, the idea of Syria as a nation itself.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for the West to prolong recognizing the obvious, that the Syrian government has prevailed. In a recent TIME Magazine article titled, “In Syria, Victory is Written in Ruin,” it admits...

Jun 21 07:17

US court approves NSA spying for three more months

The Obama administration has received approval from a federal court to continue the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone metadata for another three months.

US officials said on Friday that the government's application to renew the existing program was approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Jun 21 07:16

Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) - Financial Services Annex

Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.

Jun 21 07:14

President Putin orders Russian forces on ‘full combat alert’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces in central Russia on “full combat alert” for snap drill, Russia’s defense minister says.

Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday that the drills in the central military district, which encompasses the Volga region and the Ural mountains, will last until next Saturday.

Jun 21 07:12

Chicago to Implement Street Pole Spy Boxes in the Name of ‘Safety’

‘Civic infrastructure’ disguised as artwork will collect ‘real-time’ data about city life

Julie Wilson
Activist Post

Planners from the Urban Center for Computation and Data, part of a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, are implementing a project called “Array of things,” in which spy boxes disguised on light poles will collect data.

The project involves installing “curled metal fixtures,” or data-collecting-sensor boxes, throughout Michigan Avenue, a swanky part of Chicago. Funded by Argonne, the installed systems will count pedestrians “by observing cell phone traffic,” presumably via users’ Wi-Fi-network...

Jun 21 07:11

Israeli soldiers storm Palestinian media buildings

Dozens of Israeli soldiers have stormed buildings of two Palestinian media companies in the West Bank city of Ramallah, smashing equipment there.

The Israeli army raided the offices of Palestine Media and al-Quds Media companies.

Witnesses say around 100 military jeeps entered Ramallah shortly after midnight. They conducted full searches at both offices and caused significant property damage.

Jun 21 06:57

Chocolate King’s «Peace Plan» With a Hard Centre

Suspicions are deep among ethnic Russian populations in the South and East that Poroshenko is not preparing a peace initiative, but rather an intensification of the two-month-old offensive.

Indeed, the premise of the Kiev peace proposal marketed by Poroshenko this week is based on an insidious false premise. Poroshenko said the ceasefire would be short-lived and the purpose was «to allow Russian mercenaries to leave our territory». This premise promotes the propaganda myth put out by Kiev and amplified by Washington and its NATO allies that the conflict in the East and South of Ukraine is all down to Russian subversion and annexation of territory by stealth.

Jun 21 06:51

9th top level banker found dead within weeks

The dismal trail of dead bankers continues.

Which brings the total number of recent banker deaths to 9 (via Intellihub):

1 – William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th.

2- Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th.

3 – Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th.

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Jun 21 06:48

“Cluster Of Central Banks” Have Secretly Invested $29 Trillion In The Market

Another conspiracy “theory” becomes conspiracy “fact” as The FT reports “a cluster of central banking investors has become major players on world equity markets.”

The report, to be published this week by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), confirms $29.1tn in market investments, held by 400 public sector institutions in 162 countries, which “could potentially contribute to overheated asset prices.”

Jun 21 06:46

Dennis Kucinich about US involvement in Ukraine

US congressman and two-time presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich exposes that the CIA and NGO group National Endowment for Democracy started the riots in Ukraine during the Sochi games to overthrow the elected government and destabilize Russia.

Jun 21 02:45

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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UPDATE: I think I have found out why our representatives in DC are so clueless. I tried using the contact page at Darrel Issa's website but was blocked because I am in his district. I then tried faxing a hard copy of this article to his DC office using the FAX number from his website ... four times! All four failed, the first because his FAX doesn't support color and the final three with a communications error. If any of Rivero's Rangers has a contact on Issa's committee, get this article to them now!

UPDATE 2: I tried FAXing to Darrell Issa's district office. That connection also failed.

UPDATE 3: I tried using the web form over at the Committee On Oversight & Government Reform to send them the info on Sonasoft. That too will not function, simply responding with "An error occurred" when clicking the submit button.

This cannot just be coincidence.

UPDATE 4: The above link now shows a "404 page not found" error! But there is another copy of the article saved HERE! MAKE A LOCAL COPY BEFORE IT GETS ORWELLED!

UPDATE 5: I went to an office supply store and FAXed the original article to Darrell Issa's Washington DC and district offices. Unlike my home, (where the FAX machine is only three months old) the FAXes from the office store went through without any problems at all. Here are the reports.


Issa's District office

Issa's DC office
So, Issa's office now has the information. Included hard copy of the original article, which is fortunate given that the original has been yanked from the website without explanation.

U0PDATE 6: The clients page at Sonasoft still lists the IRS as a customer, about half way down the page!

UPDATE 7: The original article at reason.com has now been restored!

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Jun 20 17:23

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company - Another online copy.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes.

The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives.

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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We can post these faster than the NSA can erase them!

Jun 20 13:31

FLASHBACK - Now IRS faces probe into $50MILLION spent on conferences after Tea Party targeting scandal

The conference spending included $4million for an August 2010 gathering in Anaheim, California, for which the agency did not negotiate lower room rates, even though that is standard government practice, according to a statement by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside
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President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside

Instead, some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night.

In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about 'leadership through art,' the House committee said.

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So much for Pelosi's claim that the IRS missing emails were because the IRS could not afford better computers!

Jun 20 10:42

EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA

The administrators at the Veterans Administration have apparently been busy while old soldiers waited to see a doctor, after all. Serving those who served is not necessarily a priority, but saving the planet is Job 1. Solar panels and windmills can be more important than the touch of a healing hand.

Jun 20 08:12

IRS commissioner won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

Jun 20 08:08

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Time to share this video with everyone you know!

Jun 20 07:32

FLASHBACK - Pentagon guilty of billion-dollar accounting fraud, reveals Reuters investigation

A new report from Reuters has discovered widespread accounting fraud at the Pentagon, describing a budget of more than $8 trillion disappearing into a mess of corrupted data, erroneous reports, and unauditable ledgers. Sources from the Department of Finance and Accounting describe the arduous process of squaring the Navy's books with the US Treasury outlays, dealing with obviously inaccurate numbers or entries that were simply left blank. The data usually arrives just two days before deadline, and supervisors direct the office to enter false numbers — known as "plugs" — to square the accounts and conceal the agencies' patchy bookkeeping. The result is fraudulent figures that can reach as high as a trillion dollars in a single year, simply to make the Pentagon books match the Treasury's budget.

Jun 20 06:15

SHELDON G. ADELSON PUSHES FOR AMNESTY FOR THE ILLEGALS

While I do not practice or promote illegal behavior, the reality is that 11 million illegal immigrants are currently in this country. Let’s face it, the United States does not have a process—real or imaginable—to deport 11 million people from within our borders.

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Actually, if you grab just a few illegal immigrants and toss them back over the border hard enough to bounce a few times, quit talking about amnesty, and stop spending the tax money of legal US citizens to give them 'free' stuff, the problem would start to correct itself. But all these immigration reformers are approaching the problem of too many ants by pouring honey all over themselves.

Jun 19 12:47

Kevin McCarthy elected House majority leader

House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be the next majority leader, signaling a desire to minimize disruptions at the top after Rep. Eric Cantor’s stunning GOP primary loss last week.

Jun 19 10:14

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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This video is now over a half million views! The original article the video was made from is HERE.

As a side note, I tried to post the YouTube URL for this video to Facebook in reply to a question, only to find out that Facebook is blocking this URL for "objectionable content."

If anyone you know is wondering why the US Government seems hell-bent on creating more wars in Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc. send them this video.

Jun 19 09:48

A question of legality - GMO on Kauai

A Kauai lawmaker says his investigation of the county’s agricultural dedication law resulted in discovering “numerous serious violations of county law” by island landowners and agrochemical companies.

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Councilman Tim Bynum outlined the alleged violations, which include landowners and their lessees failing to properly adjust real property taxes and obtain conservation plans for new operations.

“If a thorough examination of these apparent abuses truly paints the picture as it seems, the implications are staggering,” Bynum wrote May 28. “There may be millions in unpaid tax liabilities.”

Jun 19 07:34

Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe “Hard Choices” To Ambassador Stevens

Jason Mattera caught up with Hillary Clinton at one of the DC stops on her book tour this week, and asked the former Secretary of State if she would mind signing a copy of Hard Choices… but with a twist. “If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens,” Mattera queried. “I think you knew him.”

Christopher Stevens, of course, was the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was murdered along with three other Americans on Clinton’s watch, when Jihadists attacked two U.S. outposts in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Hillary, surprised by the request, replied, “Yeah, I’m not gonna make it out to Chris Stevens.” Mattera followed-up with, “What difference does it make?” a reference to Clinton’s infamous 2013 Senate testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee.

Jun 19 06:26

The Official Ron Paul Song from Japan! P.M.A Project

Jun 19 06:20

How Big Agribusiness is Poisoning Hawaii

The Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i has become Ground Zero in the intense domestic political battle over genetically modified crops. But the fight isn’t just about the merits or downsides of GMO technology. It’s also about regular old pesticides. The four transnational corporations that are experimenting with genetically engineered crops on Kaua‘i have transformed part of the island into one of the most toxic chemical environments in all of American agriculture.

Seven of the highly toxic chemicals used on the biotech companies’ fields have been linked to a variety of serious health problems ranging from childhood cognitive disorders to cancer. When applied together their joint action can make them even more dangerous to exposed people.

Jun 18 12:31

On Obamacare Sebelius Spreads The Blame Around

Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to an Obamacare group and spread the blame around for the law’s many failures. Oddly enough, she didn’t assign any of the blame to those who wrote the law, signed the law, or implemented the law.

Jun 18 10:28

IRS Loses Lois Lerner Emails---What Tea Party Targeting?

No matter how genuine the loss of the emails, no matter how innocent those at the IRS may be who are trying to comply with law, this doesn’ t look good. At least a few taxpayers may feel a little more secure when they show up for their tax audit proclaiming that they lost key records. Perhaps the IRS will be a little more forgiving now when a taxpayer doesn’t have receipts?

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Don't hold your breath...

Jun 18 10:12

Kicking Against the Establishment: It’s Time for Truth in Media

Rhetoric coming out of Washington is constantly using and abusing the term “democracy” as a concept to be defended and cheered. But what we see in the US is a far-cry from any real and accountable system of democracy.

In fact, the United States of America couldn’t be farther from being “the land of milk and honey” as it once proclaimed itself to be; its promise of wealth and stability, the oft-referenced yet seldom seen “American dream”, is undeniably buried in the realm of wishful thinking — for the majority of people, that is.

Elections give the illusion of choice while maintaining a status quo that sees the rich get richer and the poor scrambling to redefine their definitions of “rock bottom”.

Jun 18 08:50

Torrance City Clerk Calls Police on Citizen Journalists With Cameras

Jun 18 08:31

Ex-Goldman director goes to prison, still owes $13.9 million fine

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) director Rajat Gupta on Tuesday began serving his two-year prison term for insider trading, and lost his challenge to a $13.9 million civil penalty and permanent ban from acting as a public company officer.

Gupta, 65, reported to FMC Devens, a medical facility and satellite camp in Ayer, Massachusetts about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Boston, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.

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The selected sacrificial lamb gets thrown to the wolves to save the real criminals at the top!

Jun 18 08:08

'He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution': Republican Representative says there's 'probably' enough votes in the House to impeach Obama

President Barack Obama has acted so unlawfully that he 'probably' wouldn't survive an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta told a radio host on Monday.

'He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws and ignoring the checks and balances,' the Pennsylvania lawmaker told News Radio 910 WSBA personality Gary Sutton yesterday.

'The problem is, what do you do?' Barletta continued. 'For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws — could that pass in the House? It probably could.'

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Then we get Biden, which I don't see as a significant improvement.

Impeaching Obama doesn't change the systemic problems. We will all be told that the problem has been solved, but the NSA will go on spying on you, the FBI trying to entrap you, Wall Street will stall want their wars for Bretton-Woods and the Petrodollar, and Congress will continue to whore themselves to Israel. The looting of the American people to prop up Wall Street will not even hesitate, and Biden will go on waving human-caused global warming at us to impose a carbon tax, then a methane tax, then a water vapor tax, then an oxygen tax, then a sunlight tax, etc. etc. etc.

I think the entire US federal Government needs to be impeached for having violated the restrictions imposed on them under the Constitution.

Jun 17 13:17

Wealthy Clintons Use Residence Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back

Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.

To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.

Jun 17 12:32

The IRS scandal explodes

Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft, argued it is very difficult to lose emails for good and laid out six reasons why he believes Congress is “being lied to” about the Lerner emails:

1. I believe the government uses Microsoft Exchange for their email servers. They have built-in exchange mail database redundancy. So, unless they did not follow Microsofts recommendations they are telling a falsehood. You can see by the diagram below that if you have three servers in a DAG you have three copies of the database.

2. Every IT organization that I know of has hotswappable disk drives. Every server built since 2000 has them. Meaning that if a single disk goes bad it’s easy to replace.

Jun 17 09:34

Disappointment for Hillary Clinton as sales for her memoir 'struggle in its first week'

Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' is a 'bomb', according to a publishing source.

The former first lady's memoir - detailing her time as secretary of state under Obama - has sold just 60,000 hardcover copies and 24,000 e-books, the source told The Weekly Standard.

The results come after publisher Simon & Schuster's 'hoping and praying' that 150,000 print copies would be sold in the first week after the book went on sale on June 10, the source added.

'Between us, they are nervous at S&S,' the source said. 'Sales were well below expectations and the media was a disaster... It's a bomb, but it will be interesting to see how they spin it.'

Jun 17 05:36

The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years

IT experts and the IRS’s own manual note that backups of Lerner’s e-mails must exist.

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I'm sure the NSA must have copies! If they don't it confirms that the entire system was a total waste of taxpayer money!

Jun 16 07:45

Eric Cantor Defeated: Rising Awareness of Jewish Influence behind “Shock” Primary Defeat

The “shock” defeat of (now) former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Virginia Primary has left “Jewish organizations in both parties reeling,” according to Politico magazine—but the reality is that rising awareness of the pernicious influence of Jewish Supremacist power politics has played a major part in the “upset.”

Jun 15 07:19

EU presidential hopeful blind drunk on Europhilia?

The European Parliament is having a hissy fit about the new president of the European Commission. That job is currently held by Jose Manuel Barroso, the one-time Maoist who had a brief stint as Portuguese prime minister, delivering precisely none of the reforms the nation needed before its spectacular economic failure required a bailout. However, by that stage Barroso was one of the presidential crew on a handy US$30,000 per month. Provided he never says a bad word against the EU so long as he lives, he stands to get a rich pension too. Not bad for a career overseeing failure.

Jun 14 11:09

US GOVERNMENT DECLARES SURVIVORS OF USS LIBERTY PERSONA NON GRATA

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship by an enemy of the United States and nobody came.

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship in which that ship was ordered to be abandoned while it was still under attack and calling for help and nobody came.

Suppose you gave a memorial service for Americans killed in action during an attack on a US Navy ship in which among the awards won by the officers and crew of that ship are the Medal of Honor, two Navy Crosses, eleven Silver Stars, twenty Bronze Stars, nine Navy Commendations, 208 Purple Hearts, 294 Combat Action Ribbons and the Presidential Unit Citation which makes it among the most decorated ships for a single action in US Navy history and nobody came.

Jun 14 09:33

IRS to lawmakers: Subpoenaed Lois Lerner conspiracy emails are missing

During one of this year's busiest news days , which included coverage of the crisis in Iraq, the transfer of Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl from Germany to a hospital in Texas, and the deluge of illegal alien children coming across the U.S.-Mexican border, the Internal Revenue Service decided to spring its bad news on GOP lawmakers on Friday. IRS officials claim that they lost their former worker Lois Lerner's emails covering the years 2009 through 2011 that were subpoenaed by House of Representatives committee chairman.

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Jun 14 07:25

New York Port Authority Probed by SEC Over Bridge Scandal

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the agency at the center of a scandal involving lane closings last year at the George Washington Bridge, is facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to bond documents released yesterday.

The authority is responding to grand jury subpoenas from federal and state prosecutors “pertaining to Port Authority’s involvement in certain specified projects and activities,” according to the papers prepared by the agency for a coming securities sale. “The Port Authority has also been advised that the Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting a parallel investigation in one of the matters under review.”

Jun 14 07:21

The roots of Eric Cantor’s defeat

The charge might surprise some on Capitol Hill, who view Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as far more eager to negotiate with the enemy than his No. 2. Yet many on the right, in Washington and the Old Dominion, also see Cantor as a squish — a supporter of immigration reform who voted to raise the federal debt ceiling in 2011 and pass the TARP bank bailout in 2008, the measure that helped spark the entire tea party movement.

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FOX News is reporting that Cantor's defeat will revive the debate over raising the debt ceiling for the Federal Government. This IS an issue all Americans need to pay attention to as we head into the November elections. But all Americans need to understand that the visible debate is a smokescreen for the real question every American needs to be asking right now.

Please share the above graphic with your social media networks.

Jun 13 13:46

IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

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BULLSHIT!

Jun 13 07:40

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Is Also Netanyahu’s

One issue wasn’t talked about, though I wonder if it subliminally registered with some anti-Cantor voters. Cantor in 2010 more or less presented himself as Bibi Netanyahu’s congressman. Newly Elevated by the GOP House takeover as the incoming majority leader, he held a private meeting with the Likud leader at the New York Regency. No other Americans were present; Netanyahu was joined by Israel’s ambassador and national security advisor.

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"Subliminal" had nothing to do with it! The American people see clearly the corrosive influence of the Israel lobby on the US Government.

Jun 13 07:26

The magic is gone: Just as many Americans dislike Obama as do George W. Bush, poll shows

President Barack Obama has ruffled so many feathers during his five and a half years in office that he is now disliked by as many Americans as former president George W. Bush, a new poll shows.

In the latest CNN/ORC International poll, 51 percent of Americans said they viewed President Obama unfavorably. The same percentage of respondents had a negative opinion of former President Bush.

Jun 13 06:36

Turkish anti-govt activists face up to 30 years in prison in Gezi ‘show trial’

Turkey began a trial against 26 people on Thursday on charges related to last year’s massive anti-government protests. Human rights groups described it as a politically motivated “show trial.”

Jun 12 07:50

'Tea Party has taken control of the Republican Party'

Jewish politicians and commentators react to Eric Cantor's shocking defeat by Dave Brat.

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Reader comment: Cantor's loss ended AIPAC dream of having a Jew as a Speaker of the House...The sadness is felt among Jewish community that such goal was not achieved...Bibi's best friend in Washington was ousted faster than anybody thought.

Jun 12 07:10

Did Eric Cantor Lose Because He's Jewish? Of Course.

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I predicted on yesterday's radio show we would see this; blaming Cantor's loss on anti-Semitism!

Jun 12 06:50

"Stand with Israel" license plates officially sanctioned in South Carolina

As if America couldn't get any more subservient and slavish to international Jewry and the fraudulent Jewish regime occupying Palestine, the state of South Carolina is now offering drivers there specially designed license plates which read: "South Carolina Stands with Israel". Expect other states to follow suit in the near future.

Jun 11 13:47

'None of the Above' Wins Dem Primary For Governor in Nevada

"None of the Above" won with 29.96% of the vote. Nevada was the first state to institute a “none of the above” line to its ballot in 1975, as a way for voters to protest weak, unqualified candidates.

Jun 11 11:06

BREAKING: Eric Cantor to quit as House Majority Leader

Majority Leader Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader at the end of July, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The Virginia Republican lost the GOP primary in Virginia’s Seventh District to tea party candidate David Brat on Tuesday night. Analysts have speculated that Mr. Cantor lost touch with the constituents back home while focusing more on his national presence as a leader of the Republican party.

Jun 11 09:19

Pelosi on Cantor Loss: 'Dynamic Has Changed'

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Trying as hard as she can to avoid the issue that politicians' constant pandering to Israel has become a major liability as we head into the November mid terms. By 2016, this will be a tsunami of public rejection of the "Friends of Israel."

Jun 11 07:43

Meet The " Clintons " these crooks are your leaders...Why are they not in JAIL...???

Jun 11 07:39

The Franklin Scandal In-Depth Article

Shortly after the Franklin raid, rumors of a nationwide pedophile network swept Nebraska, and in January of 1989 a subcommittee of the state's legislature convened in Lincoln to investigate both Franklin's looting and the whispers of far worse crimes. The subcommittee would be called the Franklin Committee, and it was chaired by the 64-year-old Loren Schmit, a corn farmer, stalwart Republican, and 24-year veteran of Nebraska's legislature. The Franklin Committee had not even started its work when Schmit received his first anonymous phone call. Schmit told reporters for British television that the caller had urged him to drop the inquiry because it would reach the highest levels of the Republican Party.

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In the wake of the revelations of dead children dumped in mass graves at church facilities across Canada and Europe, we made mention of the fact that Father Flanagan, the founder of Boy's Town, had openly spoken of the problem of child sexual abuse by the clergy while he was still alive, and while he was alive, the institution he founded, Boy's Town, was apparently free of such problems. Following his death, however, Boy's Town succumbed to the lusts of the clergy and played a central role in the Franklin Scandal, which stretched all the way to the White House.

There was even a TV documentary made about the scandal, which was scheduled to air in 1994 on the Discovery Channel. But under pressure from the US Government, which threatened to pass legislation crippling the then-new cable TV industry, Discovery canceled the project and destroyed the video tapes. However, a single copy of an editing work tape was discovered, which is shown below.

Jun 11 07:25

Vaccines: Child consent agenda pushes forward

Two U.S. states already have laws allowing children to consent to vaccines -- CA and NC -- and this could become a trend around the country, as more state legislatures, TX and NY to be specific, have introduced similar bills. Now, New York legislators are revising their prior attempt with House Bill A497, which would allow children to consent to vaccination -- a procedure that comes with a risk of permanent disability and death (Google the "National Vaccine Injury and Compensation Program") -- for sexually transmitted diseases.

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This article errs in stating "a law is not officially 'unconstitutional' until a court says so." The United States Supreme Court ruled in Marbury vs Madison that laws repugnant to the Constitution are automatically NULL AND VOID. This reserves to We The People the right to decide if a law is unconstitutional, and under the United States Supreme Court decision in John Bad Elk vs United States, to resist illegal actions by the government up to and including the use of lethal force.

Jun 11 07:22

Family billed $12m after state mental institution kills man

New York State officials have sent an $11.67 million bill to the sister of a 33-year-old mentally disabled man who died at a state facility in Queens two years ago.

The bill came a year after the man's sister filed a lawsuit against the institution, alleging that the staff there had killed him.

The claim against Rasheen Rose's estate cited his total Medicaid assistance from Aug. 6, 2002, through Aug. 6, 2012, the day he passed away, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

Jun 11 07:17

FLASHBACK - Dual Citizens In The 112TH Congress / Their Top 5 “Financial Contributors” / Who Is In Control ?

Years ago in about 1991, I was horrified to hear an aging Menachem Begin tell Ron Insana on MSNBC that Israel didn’t worry who was the US President, because they owned the Congress! That part of the interview was never again aired. Check the list below to see if there is any doubt about his statement—even today.

Jun 11 07:15

Tonight's Biggest Losers: Meet Eric Cantor's Largest Donors

Following Eric Cantor's historic primary loss from a tea party challenger nobody expected to win, the real biggest losers are listed below.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Somehow the media reports neglected to mention that Cantor is a dual citizen with an Israeli passport. Maybe that is why Pro-Israeli groups provided over a million dollars in support of his campaigns. Maybe the voters were wondering who he represented, them or Israel?

Hopefully this is the start of a major trend. After all, a friend of Israel is no friend of America!

Jun 11 06:21

THIS WEEK'S CONGRESSMAN IN NEED OF A DRUG TEST

No body can make this up. And this guy was elected to the House of Representatives. He and Pelosi are total idiots...but this is funny...if it wasn't so serious...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You HAVE top watch this one all the way through to understand why the Federal Government is as screwed up as it is.

Jun 10 20:35

BREAKING NEWS: Tea party wins massive victory, defeats House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in GOP primary

With 99% of precincts reporting, the Tea Party just proved– It’s not dead! Tea Party backed David Brat leads House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) 56% to 44%. The race has been called for Brat.

Behind Speaker John Boehner (R- Ohio), Cantor was the Republican Party’s second most powerful lawmaker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Friend of Israel" isn't the golden path to victory it used to be!

Start of a trend?

Jun 09 11:46

Andrea Mitchell not buying State Dept.’s spin on Bergdahl Swap

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell appeared visibly irritated with State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday amid her efforts to suggest the Osama bin Laden raid serves as a precedent for a national security matter that is too sensitive to allow members of Congress to be briefed on its details. Harf even suggested that Mitchell and others were attempting to “recreate” the history of the bin Laden raid by insisting that members were briefed on it before it was executed.

Jun 09 09:21

Public Exposed To “The Gold Conspiracy” In Ways Never Before Seen

Gold manipulation, the once laughed at topic is going mainstream.

We have discussed this in depth over the past few weeks, as the tipping point appears to have been reached.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See The History Channel's "The Gold Conspiracy."

Jun 09 09:06

Looks like it was Chuck Schumer that told the IRS to target conservatives

According to a complaint issued by the Center for Competitive Politics, Chuck Jefferson-wrote-the-Bill-of-Rights Schumer and others directed the IRS to target conservatives and should be investigated.

From the NY Post:

Did Chuck Schumer try to use the IRS to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling — and stick a dagger in the heart of conservative groups?

That’s the gist of a complaint filed this week with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Jun 09 07:46

The other Cold War that no one talks about

As usual, the biggest story in America is suppression of news. There has never been a time when the media has taken such an aggressive position, not even after 9/11. It’s more than Ukraine or Syria. The US has not only outraged Russia and China but other nations that were once afraid of the US are now ready to hit back. The simplest way to go after the US is to release classified intelligence showing the US as an aggressor nation or worse, a dupe, violent, dangerous and uncaring.

We forget what it was like, the carefully orchestrated orgy of hate after the nuclear demolition of the WTC and the missile attack on the Pentagon. This is one of many shameful moments in American history, where a nation abandoned common sense and backed a gang of traitors whose common purpose, all can see now, was and is the destruction of the United States and “her freedoms.”

Jun 09 07:03

Treasury Department Employee Firing Rate Is 4th Lowest Among Federal Agencies

The VA scandal has prompted a debate about whether it should be easier to fire federal workers. I’ve argued that the firing rate for poor performance should be increased.

Jun 08 09:10

IN DEFENSE OF UGLY OLD MEN - UPDATED

According to the sick ‘logic’ of our resident “Psycho Gal‘ the man portrayed in the photo below should never have been elected the 16th President of the United States ...

Jun 08 06:02

American Leaders JOKE About Dead Veterans and Children

Jun 07 16:03

Judge orders candidate to pull TV ad tied to Reid

A state judge has ordered an opponent of state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer of Reno to pull a TV ad that says the Republican incumbent supported Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his 2010 race against Republican Sharron Angle.

Washoe County District Judge Patrick Flanagan granted Kieckhefer’s request for a preliminary injunction on Friday night, saying the incumbent is “likely to suffer irreparable injury to his career and reputation” from GOP challenger Gary Schmidt’s ads.

The ruling was handed down only four days before Tuesday’s primary election in Nevada.

Jun 07 07:27

Hillary Clinton Won't Second Guess President Obama's 'Very Hard Choice' On Bergdahl

In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton defended President Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for U.S. solider Bowe Bergdahl, saying she won’t second guess him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All of a sudden, the lockstep defense of Obama by Democrats starts to make sense. Obama's latest PR stunt, bringing back Bergdahl to offset the damage from the VA scandal, has blown up in his face with the revelation that Bergdahl was a deserter and defector. Standing with Obama on this issue mere months before the November elections is not going to help the re-election chances for Democrats. But with Obama in his last term of office, it doesn't make sense to rick ones own career to protect him.

But it makes perfect sense if they are protecting Hillary for 2016.

As things stand, Hillary looks to handily win the 2016 Democratic nomination. And short of bringing back Ron Paul, the GOP is unlikely to find a candidate who can keep Hillary from the White House.

But if Obama is impeached, or resigns, or removed under the Twenty Fifth Amendment, then Joe Biden steps into the Oval Office and enters the 2016 primaries already being the President, an advantage that could easily sweep Hillary off to one side. If Biden replaces Obama more than half way through Obama's second term, then he is legally eligible to run for two terms on his own, taking him to 2024, by which time Hillary will be too old to run again.

So I think what is going on is that the Democrats who support Hillary are trying to protect Obama in order to protect her chances for 2016.

Jun 07 06:41

Hillary's Secret War

The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists by Richard Poe

A review by David Martin

Jun 07 06:40

New neocon bill: designed to protect Ukraine or to promote business interests of US fracking firms?

A bill designed to counter non-existent “Russian aggression” envisages allocation of hundreds of millions of dollars on military needs. But the military are not its only beneficiary: US fracking firms, facing enormous criticism in the West, are to start expansion to the Eastern Europe under the guise of making post-Soviet states independent of Russian gas supplies. Some critics have already labeled the bill, sponsored by neocon senators, a “personal enrichment law”.

Jun 06 10:40

Salaries of VA employees in Phoenix

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Prepare to be shocked.

Jun 06 06:55

Stockman - The Military Industrial Complex & Total Collapse

Eric King: "If the fighting continues in Ukraine, is it just going to continue to be a stalemate over there?"

Stockman: "It could well devolve into a full-fledged civil war, and that would be really unfortunate for the people. ... That is the result of the constitutional and political crisis that was provoked last November and December, not by Putin and the Russians, but by the (U.S.) State Department and the CIA and the so-called non-governmental organizations that are swarming all over eastern Europe trying to stir up trouble. It’s an indication that what I call the military-industrial complex, this warfare state with all the spy agencies and this massive war machine that we have, is a dangerous thing to keep in being. We don’t need it. It should be demobilized. It should be dramatically reduced so that the people who operate it aren’t tempted to start stirring up trouble."

Jun 05 17:07

'What Difference Does It Make?': Harry Reid Bristles At Bergdahl Trade Timing Query

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scolded reporters for questioning the timing of the phone call from the White House notifying him of President Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Yep, the panic is on!

Jun 05 13:04

FLASHBACK 2009 - Inside the $7 Billion Swine Flu Vaccine Industry

The swine flu vaccine isn’t coming off the assembly line as fast as public health officials would like. But the vaccine, whenever it arrives, will still bring in billions for the companies rushing to bring it to market.

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So the US Government, CDC, and WHO all declared a swine flu "pandemic" to scare people into buying these products, most of which were ultimately discarded. In the end, the swine flu of 2009 was milder than the normal seasonal flu.

Jun 05 12:31

Nancy Pelosi- The Queen of Babble-On

Even before she uttered the words that have come to define her tenure as Speaker of the House—“we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy,” impartial observers of Congress have never cited Nancy Pelosi as a bastion of intelligence or competence. And although she will never challenge Joe Biden as the gaffe-master, Pelosi has proven herself to be the master of babble.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if the fact that she gets re-elected doesn't tell you the elections are a fraud, nothing will!

Jun 05 08:30

Harry Reid To Critics Of Bergdahl Deal: Shut Up

Harry Reid doesn’t want anyone questioning the exchange of 5 top Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay for Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit before he was held by the Taliban and their fellow terrorists. He says critics of the deal are only looking to score political points.

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"The IRS shouldn't harass dissenters!"

"SHUT UP!"

"NSA spying is a Fourth Amendment violation."

"SHUT UP!"

"The EPA played favorites."

"SHUT UP!"

"The Federal Government is not allowed to own public lands."

"SHUT UP!"

"Obamacare is a total disaster!"

"SHUT UP!"

"There is no global warming."

"SHUT UP!"

"The real unemployment is 60%!"

"SHUT UP!"

"What about Benghazi?"

"SHUT UP!"

"Obama and Kerry lied about Assad using Sarin."

"SHUT UP!"

"VA scandal!"

"SHUT UP!"

"Wall Street bailouts?"

"SHUT UP!"

"Botched overthrow of Kiev?"

"SHUT UP!", etc.

Jun 05 07:54

Jews demand more state funding, "Shoah" indoctrination & "hate speech" legislation

It should be perfectly clear to anyone paying attention to current affairs and politics that the organized Jewish community is the most cohesive and effective organized political lobbying force in Western politics today. In the United States, for example, the organized Jewish community and its various political lobbies - AIPAC, the American Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, etc. - essentially control the United States government, the electoral process, and both major political parties, dictating or heavily influencing and shaping both domestic and foreign policy. A similar situation prevails in Europe and the United Kingdom, perhaps only to a less blatant extent.

Jun 05 07:17

FLASHBACK - Vietnam MIAs: Ghosts Return to Haunt McCain and the US Press

The briefing took place in 1973, right before the final peace agreement between the US and Hanoi. What the Vietnamese general told the Russians was that his government was intent on getting war reparations, $3.25 billion in reconstruction money, pledged by the US in peace negotiations headed on the US side by Henry Kissinger. The general told the Russians that Hanoi would hold back a large number of POWs until the money arrived. It seems the Vietnamese had successfully used the same tactic with the French, to elicit promised funds, after which POWs were transferred.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is on TV now, justifying his bypass of Congress to trade five Taliban officials from Guantanamo for Bergdahl, using as his justification the "sacred principle" that we do not leave anyone behind.

This is, of course, nonsense. The US abandoned 600 POWs in Vietnam to avoid paying $3.25 billion in war reparations.

This trade for Bergdahl was another desperate PR stunt by the White House to offset the VA scandal, and with Bergdahl's being revealed as a deserter and defector, has become a scandal in itself.

Jun 05 06:25

South Dakota Candidate Charged in Election Case

South Dakota authorities on Wednesday arrested defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth and charged her with multiple counts of perjury and filing false election documents, saying she fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley charged Bosworth with six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. The arrest warrant was served a day after Bosworth lost the Republican primary with just 6 percent of the vote.

Jun 04 13:45

Harvard Grad Chuck Schumer Fails History, Credits Jefferson For Bill of Rights And Thinks The Constitution Is A Democracy

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., NY) credited Thomas Jefferson for writing the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance Tuesday.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, stumbled Tuesday over basic American history, crediting Thomas Jefferson for authorship of the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance.

“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said.

While Jefferson is deemed the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not intimately involved in the writing of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, which is the first 10 amendments to that founding document.

Jun 04 12:59

Data Discrepancies in ObamaCare Signups Could Affect 2 Million People

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy.

Jun 04 09:14

CNN Catches John McCain Switching Positions on Prisoner Exchange

As the debate over the release of Bowe Bergdahl unfolds, all eyes have been on Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who, like Bergdahl, spent five years as a prisoner of war, only in Vietnam instead of Afghanistan. McCain’s initial statements about Bergdahl’s release were not as critical as some of his Republican colleagues, but he has since come out more strongly against the decision to release five Taliban detainees in exchange.

On Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper highlighted the change in McCain’s position from back in February when he appeared more open to a prisoner exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom to now when he is saying it was the wrong thing to do.

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The GOP will hammer this scandal all the way from now through November!

Jun 03 15:54

Harry Reid Says He Felt Dirty From Unlimited 'Corrupting' Campaign Cash

Arguing for a constitutional amendment to bar unlimited spending in politics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the flood of unregulated campaign dollars made him feel "unclean."

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Must ... not ... puke ... on ... new ... keyboard

Jun 03 11:54

America : Freedom to Fascism

Jun 03 10:07

Bankers are Behind the Wars

Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London (Nomi Prins) - notes:

Throughout the century that I examined, which began with the Panic of 1907 … what I found by accessing the archives of each president is that through many events and periods, particular bankers were in constant communication [with the White House] — not just about financial and economic policy, and by extension trade policy, but also about aspects of World War I, or World War II, or the Cold War, in terms of the expansion that America was undergoing as a superpower in the world, politically, buoyed by the financial expansion of the banking community.

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People are catching on!

Jun 03 06:54

Here’s What 60 Minutes Didn’t Tell You About the F-35

The millions of viewers who tuned into 60 Minutes Sunday may have gotten the impression that, despite being billions over budget and almost a decade behind schedule, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ultimately necessary to maintain U.S. air superiority. That’s an unsurprising conclusion, given that all of the individuals interviewed in the story work either for the federal government or for Lockheed Martin, the primary contractor for the F-35. 60 Minutes’ producers broke a basic lesson of Journalism 101 when they failed to interview anyone who would tell the other side of the F-35 story.

Jun 02 08:51

The F-35 Fighter Plane Is Even More of a Mess Than You Thought

The US military's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is proving to be a pain in the neck in more ways than one.

Not only did the Pentagon spend almost $400 billion to buy 2,400 aircraft - about twice as much as it cost to put a man on the moon - the F-35 program is 7 years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget. This at a time when cuts in the defence budget are forcing the Pentagon to shrink the size of the military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is the F-35 considered to be "too big to fail", when all along its evolution, the problems with it have been of epic proportions?!?

It appears that, unlike its Russian and Chinese counterparts, the American military has been spending big, but not necessarily smart.

Jun 02 08:19

Dangerous Pesticides Are Showing Up More and More in Our Urine and Breast Milk

In early April, the shocking news that breast milk carries many times the allowable amount of glyphosate, also called Roundup, came out on the web. Glyphosate is a poison that defoliates plants, but back in the late 1990s, farmers began planting soybeans that resisted the chemical, bouncing back from a dowse of Glyphosate like they had just enjoyed a spring rain, while the weeds around them died. The Frankenstein soybeans were followed by releases of genetically modified corn, cotton, canola and sugar beets. Now, many crops carry the gene.

As a result, according to the release, scientists found glyphosate at “760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides.” These levels are less than allowable levels set by America’s Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has been led to believe that glyphosate exits the body and does not accumulate. How could they think that?

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"How could they think that"?!?

In a country where corporate money fuels election cycles, and the health and well being of We the People is of absolutely no interest or concern, except where profit can be made from people breaking down physically form exposure to toxic chemicals, OF COURSE, members of the EPA are going to think that, and state it publicly.

Jun 01 10:22

Spanish court makes first conviction of bankers since start of crisis

For the first time since the economic crisis began, a group of bankers has been found guilty of financial crimes in Spain.

But the former leaders of Caixa Penedès, a Catalan savings bank that received €915 million in state aid before being bought out by another bank, may be able to avoid going to jail despite their joint five-year conviction.

Instead, former director general Ricard Pagès Font and his three aides have promised to return the €28.6 million in retirement plans that they granted themselves before leaving the lender. Caixa Penedès was ultimately bought out by Banco Sabadell in October 2013 after receiving the bailout money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So imagine that you robbed a convenience store, and you offer to return the cash you stole if the judge lets you free.

How far do you think you would get with that?

Jun 01 08:39

Kyrgyzaltyn board chairman arrested in Centerra Gold case

Dilger Japarov, board chairman of Kyrgyzaltyn JSC, Kyrgyzstan's state-owned mining company, has been arrested on suspicion of an illegal dividend payment worth $200 million to Centerra Gold, RIA Novosti learned Thursday at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyrgyzstan.

Centerra Gold Inc. is a Canadian company that owns development licenses for the Kumtor deposit in Kyrgyzstan and a number of deposits in Mongolia, Russia, Turkey and the United States. Kyrgyzaltyn is a Centerra shareholder.

May 31 06:14

Organic Consumers Association Calls on Congress to Oppose the Tyson Foods Anti-Farmer Act

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today asked its million-plus members to call on Congress to reject efforts by the meat industry to weaken protections for farmers.

Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest factory farm producer of chicken, beef and pork is behind a proposed policy rider to the House Appropriations Committee’s 2015 spending bill. The rider would weaken rules, written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The rules are intended to protect contract farmers who raise animals for the four companies that control nearly all the meat eaten in the U.S. GIPSA is an agency of the USDA that writes the rules intended to promote “fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.”

May 30 10:00

Billionaire Lauder Abandons Israeli Media

On May 29, 2014, a revolution was quietly announced by Israel's Ministry of Communications, The Second Authority for Television and Radio, and its two concessionaires Keshet and Reshet. The revolution was imposed by American billionaire Ronald Lauder, who is quietly leaving the Israeli arena after a noisy scandal involving another American billionaire, Sheldon Adelson. Both are closely related to PM Netanyahu.

May 30 08:22

Shinseki apologizes, gets summoned to White House for ominous meeting

For the second time in just over a week, President Obama has called Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to the Oval Office, the White House said Friday, raising more questions about whether the embattled secretary will offer his resignation.

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UPDATE: Obama just announced that Shinseki has resigned. Now we are all supposed to think that the bad guy has been punished and the problem will all go away. Of course, this is nonsense. As John Stewart pointed out last week, the US Government has always short-changed the veterans. Given that Obama was told of the VA problem back in 2008, when he says this is "unacceptable", what he means is that it is unacceptable that the public found out, especially in an election year!

May 30 07:01

THE FATAL FLAWS IN WALL STREET'S ECONOMIC THEORY

The first and largest flaw in the system is the Federal Reserve itself. Not actually a part of the government (the Federal Reserve is no more "Federal" than Federal Express), the Federal Reserve is a privately owned central bank which has been given the authority by the US Congress to create money, something which under any other circumstances would be called counterfeiting. Created by act of Congress in 1913 and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, the Federal Reserve now exercises the power to create money originally granted to the government itself under the Constitution. It might be argued that such a dramatic reassignment of constitutional powers should have required a Constitutional Amendment, but that is a discussion for another article. What is germane is that the Federal Reserve system is unstable because by design it creates more debt than it creates money with which to pay that debt.

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May 29 10:10

Former State Legislator Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud

A former Kansas state legislator has pleaded guilty to defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank of Colby, Kansas, of more than $465,000, some of which he deposited in his campaign account.

May 29 08:31

The Pentagon moves to keep Nigeria locked down

The government of Nigeria has long been a tool of European and US corporations. In 2013, the Nigerian regime received $652 million in US foreign aid. Protests were launched all over the world, when Ken Saro Wiwa, an environmental activist, was executed by a military tribunal in 1995. The execution was blatantly done on behalf of Shell Oil, so much so that in 2009 $15.5 million was paid to the families of Wiwa and Shell's other victims in order to prevent a trial in a United States District Court.

When Nigerians held a general strike, demanding better economic conditions on January 9th, 2012, the result was brutal repression. Roads were blocked, curfews imposed, with at least 16 Nigerians killed. By the time the strike ended on January 15th, the military was patrolling the country, enforcing a ban on all protests of any kind.

May 28 10:44

'Her impulse is to blame the woman': Monica Lewinsky lashes out against Hillary's 'narcissistic loony toon' comment as she reveals she fears another Clinton run

Monica Lewinsky is no stranger to being on the receiving end of some high profile scorn, but she recently revealed that learning Hillary blamed her for the affair proved to be the most unbearable insult of all.

Lewinsky cited recently released papers from a longtime Hillary Clinton friend in which the former first lady called the once White House intern a 'narcissistic loony toon.'

'I find her impulse to blame the Woman...troubling,' Lewinsky wrote in Vanity Fair.

May 28 10:20

NYPD to be equipped with naloxone kits to fight heroin overdose

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office will provide the New York City Police Department with funding that will allow 19,500 officers to carry naloxone kits, a drug that can instantly reverse a heroin overdose

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The only reason they need those kits is that the US conquest of Afghanistan has resulted in cheap heroin flooding into the United States, courtesy of the protected smugglers in the CIA!

The Taliban had eradicated opium poppy production in Afghanistan but since the US conquest the poppies are blooming, protected by US troops!

May 28 07:46

Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, to Leave June 5

Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, will leave her post at the Department of Justice effective June 5, 2014, she announced today.

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The rats are deserting the IRStanic!

Douglas Shulman, IRS Commsisioner (Nov. 11, 2012) (term ends)

Stephen Miller, Acting IRS Commisioner (May 15, 2013) (resigns)

Joseph Grant, Commissioner, IRS Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (June 3, 2013) (retires)

Lois Lerner, Director, IRS Exempt Organization Division, Tax-Exempt and Government Entities (Sept. 23, 2013) (retires)

Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice (June 5, 2014) (resigns)

May 28 06:46

GM farmer wins landmark canola contamination case in WA Supreme Court

Michael Baxter was being sued by his neighbour, Steve Marsh, an organic certified farmer who alleged his farm in the Great Southern region was contaminated by GM material blown onto his property from Mr Baxter's land.

Mr Marsh claimed the contamination caused him to lose his organic certification on more than half his Kojonup property for almost three years.

But Justice Kenneth Martin said Mr Baxter could not be held responsible just for growing a GM crop in a conventional way.

Jul 06 08:52

Spitzer is back! The man who was politically assassinated for his sub prime accusations in 2006 now says the FED is a ponzi scheme. He's right. Again.

Apr 06 14:03

Founder plans to give up Oaksterdam after raid

In some of his most extensive comments since the raid, Lee acknowledged that he was worried he could face major federal drug charges. It’s a risk he has lived with for many years, first as an underground pot grower and then as the leader of a serious legalization effort, which drew vigorous opposition from the federal government.

“I never wanted to be the quote unquote leader of the legalization movement,” he said in a telephone interview. “I saw myself as just one small soldier in a big war. But I look at it as a battlefield promotion.”

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

In a bid to make critical infrastructure vendors to take cyber security threats seriously, researchers release Stuxnet inspired exploits.

Apr 05 12:31

Barry: 'We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in'

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” Barry said in remarks on Tuesday night first reported by WRC-TV. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”

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Not that we are being racist or anything like that, right Barry?

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations...

Apr 05 11:32

Newt Gingrich’s health care think tank files for bankruptcy in Atlanta federal court

The health care think tank created by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is going out of business.

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Good thing we didn't let him run the country!

Apr 05 11:16

NIALL FERGUSON: This Is The Study That Shows Why The US Economy Is Doomed

A Harvard Business School study that Niall Ferguson pointed us to today shows the U.S. has fallen severely behind in terms of international competitiveness.

The study, from January, found that for Harvard alums personally involved in a company relocation decision, 57% said the decision "involved the possibility of moving existing activities out of the U.S."

Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 05 11:05

Kendrec McDade Wasn't the First: 6 More Controversial Police Shootings of Unarmed L.A. Black Men

As the investigation continues into 19-year-old Kendrec McDade's death by police gunfire on March 24, the scenario is looking worse and worse for the two Pasadena police officers who shot McDade.

Last Saturday, at a tense community meeting near the crime scene, Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez urged the public to "wait for the judicial process to find out what ultimately occurred."

But that will take months. Impatience was in the air...

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:47

DEA Busts US Soldiers Smuggling To Weapons, Drugs To Mexico Cartels

One of the most bizarre DEA stings to date and one which may have links to government protected overseas drug-running operations.

Apr 05 09:34

Today's Ebay Special - The Country Of Greece For Sale

Currently going for the modest price of $1,550 with 6 more days left in the auction, today's hottest Ebay special is the sale of the country of Greece.

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

The United States has successfully launched a multi-million-dollar rocket carrying an undisclosed cargo believed to be a top-secret spy satellite.

Apr 05 09:13

Serious Business: President Bush and VP Cheney Should Take the Stand on War Lies

I was fresh from the massive anti-war marches in New York and questioned the truth of any connection between Iraq and al Qaeda, although President Bush and Vice President Cheney had drawn the association with regularity. My seatmate's whole body leaned over to the right -- literally. "I feel so sorry for you," he said. "How cynical you must be to think that the president would lie."

Now, nine years later, I feel sorry for all of us. If only, like the Beatles' Revolution 9, played backwards by disc jockeys of the day, we could rewind this tune.

Apr 05 08:42

Ron Paul winning delegates

It will also be very interesting to see how the media handles the real numbers as they start to emerge from the National Convention. Ron Paul may actually currently be, by some estimates, in 3rd or even 2nd place overall behind Romney and truly seems to be gaining steam as the process continues to unfold.

Some in the GOP have shuttered at the fact that young Ron Paul supporters have done their homework and decided to go out in mass to attempt forcing their candidate into the Republican nomination and have tried to do everything they can to stop them from doing so.

Apr 05 08:38

The Second Foreclosure Tsunami Is Coming, And Is About To Kill Any Hopes Of A "Housing Bottom"

In what appears to be surprising news for some, Reuters has an article titled "Americans brace for next foreclosure wave" whose key premise is that "a painful part two of the [housing] slump looks set to unfold: Many more U.S. homeowners face the prospect of losing their homes this year as banks pick up the pace of foreclosures."

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Apr 05 08:29

Elite Greed Causing 'Austerity Suicides'

Brit Dee, Contributor
Activist Post

Yesterday saw the obscene consequences of the corrupt financial and political elite's insatiable greed, as a 77-year-old Greek man publicly committed suicide outside Parliament in Athens. The man, named locally as Dimitris Christoulas, reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head during rush hour, having shouted "I'm leaving because I don't want to pass on my debts."...

Apr 05 08:05

NH Best Selling Author Maintains Ron Paul Only Presidential Candidate Telling America the Truth about America’s Economic Woes

Best-selling author Barry James Dyke, author of The Pirates of Manhattan and recently released sequel, The Pirates of Manhattan II: Highway to Serfdom maintains Ron Paul is the only candidate consistently telling Americans the truth about its finances and the role that the Federal Reserve has in America’s decline.

Apr 05 08:03

Ron Paul Draws 7,800+ at UCLA Rally! Video of Crowd and Speech

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Apr 05 08:00

CIA Home Invasion: Smart TVs and the 'Internet of Things'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, CIA Director David Petraeus made headlines with a speech given at the summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. In this talk, Petraeus discussed the emerging “internet of things” and the implications it will have for increased levels of surveillance. Petraeus explained that, because of the rise of gadgets which are connected and controlled by apps, intelligence agencies will no longer need to place spy devices inside your home – you will do it for them.

Apr 05 07:50

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?...

Apr 05 06:44

Onward global army ... maybe sooner than later?

The beauty, in the eyes of some, is that when things get really bad for the general population and more and more uprisings occur, an international army will better be able to step in and do crowd control (you know, keeping the peace) than a local army would, local soldiers being possibly reluctant to shoot real bullets at their own people. That may also be one of the reasons for the partnership with the US Northern Command - so that US troops could step in to put down a Canadian uprising, and vice versa.

Last, but still worth considering: maybe recruitment centres won't be needed if a draft is imposed, which of course would only occur if the predicted WWIII is not just a conspiracy fantasy.

I'm also getting the feeling our economy is going to tank (further), which means there will be lots of unemployed youth with no place to go but the military.

Apr 05 06:25

Guenter Grass, German Nobel Winner, Criticizes Israel Over Iran Tensions

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," Grass wrote in his poem titled:

"What must be said"

The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin's recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to "send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven."

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel's "claim to the right of a first strike" against Iran.

Apr 05 05:42

Georgia : GYLA Says Decision on Ivanishvili Citizenship 'Illegal'

Tbilisi-based legal advocacy group, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) said in a statement on April 5, that the Civil Registry Agency’s decision to refuse Bidzina Ivanishvili in citizenship through naturalization “is not in line with provisions of the Georgian legislation.”

Saakashvili still has until the end of today to overturn the Civil Registry's recommendation that Ivanishvili's application be refused. If he doesn't then he is guilty of making the law up as he goes along...

“If at the time of undergoing naturalization process, an applicant has a foreign citizenship, there should be this applicant’s declared will that in case of entering into the Georgian citizenship, he/she will renounce citizenship of any other country,” GYLA said.

Before applying for citizenship through naturalization, Ivanishvili on December 29, 2011 submitted to the French embassy in Tbilisi a request for launching procedures for his withdrawal from the French citizenship. One of his lawyers, Shalva Tadumadze, said at the time that the move did not mean that Ivanishvili would now become a stateless person; Ivanishvili’s French citizenship would only be revoked in case of gaining the Georgian citizenship, the lawyer said.

“The Civil Registry Agency was aware about [Ivanishvili’s] will that he would have renounced his French citizenship in case of gaining Georgian citizenship. Accordingly, in this particular case, the goal of the law that a person should be only a Georgian citizen after receiving Georgian citizenship through naturalization would have been achieved,” GYLA said.

GYLA also cited the January 30, 2009 presidential order number 39 and a citizenship application form to back its claim that the Civil Registry Agency’s decision was not in accordance to the law. The group said that a citizenship application form contains one line in which an applicant is required to state that in case of granting Georgian citizenship he/she agrees to renounce citizenship of a foreign country and has to indicate that country.

GYLA says this formulation in the application form “unambiguously” shows that an applicant has the right to renounce foreign citizenship only after entering into the Georgian citizenship.

“The goal of the Georgian legislation is that after gaining Georgian citizenship through naturalization, a person should not remain a citizen of any other country. In this particular case, this goal was easily achievable – the Georgian President could have issued a decree on granting Georgian citizenship to a person, which would have been enforced not immediately (to avoid that a person would become a citizen of two countries simultaneously), but only after receiving an official document from the relevant French authorities on satisfying [Ivanishvili’s] application on renouncing French citizenship,” GYLA said.

Apr 05 05:26

Georgia : Ivanishvili Still Confident in Regaining Citizenship

A day after being refused in citizenship through naturalization by the Civil Registry Agency, Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of an opposition Georgian Dream coalition, said he was still confident that he would regain his Georgian passport.

He said the Civil Registry Agency’s decision was so “feeble” and “senseless” that it was not even worth of commenting.

“We will boost the Georgian people’s spirit; I have a concrete plan,” he said. “We will gradually force the authorities to back-off from violence… I promise that we will bring on a situation by this fall wherein the Georgians won’t have any fear and they will freely turn out [at polling stations] and make right choice and we will say no to oppressor Saakashvili,” Ivanishvili said.

Ivanishvili also said on April 5, that decision of the Civil Registry Agency showed President Saakashvili’s “fear” towards a strong political opponent.

“Saakashvili is so afraid, he is in such agony, that he is not even capable to look several days ahead, otherwise he could have seen very well an outrage of the Georgian and international community towards his illegal actions,” Ivanishvili said.

In his comments Ivanishvili hinted that after coming into politics he was trying to provoke President Saakashvili on such actions that would have demonstrated, as Ivanishvili put it, “his real face.”

“I’ve been trying in recent six months to act in a way, to address him in a way that would have maximally promptly and well demonstrated his real face… I think we have managed it very well and I think no one in Georgia has an illusion about who this man [Saakashvili] is and about the fact that the country is ruled by a single man and everything depends on his mood,” Ivanishvili said.

Apr 05 05:20

U.S. Ambassador on Ivanishvili's Citizenship Case

“As a matter of principle, the United States believes that citizenship laws should be adjudicated and applied in a way that reinforces the underlying principle of equality before the law and in this particular instance we urge the government of Georgia to resolve the ongoing question of Mr. Ivanishvili’s citizenship fairly and expeditiously,” outgoing U.S. Ambassador John Bass told journalists on April 5, when asked about the Civil Registry Agency’s decision on Ivanishvili’s citizenship application.

The U.S. clearly aren't happy with Mr Saakashvili.

Apr 04 23:38

Ron Paul Breaks Attendance Record at UCLA, 6,000+

The Tennis Center capacity is 5,800, it was filled with hundreds outside the gate and people in the trees!

Apr 04 23:23

Surprise Video Changes Syria “Timeline”

Al Jazeera’s Shaping of the Syrian Story

Of all the myths obstructing the honest portrayal of events in Syria this past year, none has been more fiercely guarded by regime-change advocates than this one stark falsehood:

Myth – the Syrian regime has only been shooting unarmed, peaceful protestors until very recently when opposition groups finally decided to arm themselves in self-defense.

Apr 04 20:00

Hedges: "No Outcry Within Media" on NDAA

We had reported on the show that a group of political activists and journalists testified in a New York Court about why they're suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. Chris Hedges, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter is also one of the plaintiffs; he joins the show to discuss.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:29

US election 2012: Mitt Romney's camp declares victory in Republican race

After President Barack Obama attacked him by name for the first time, Mr Romney denounced his rival as an "out-of-touch liberal" deluded after "years of flying around on Air Force One" with "true believers".

Vowing to defeat Mr Obama in November's general election, he pledged to replace the president's "government-centred society" with an "opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises".

In a speech yesterday in Washington DC – whose primary he won alongside Maryland and Wisconsin on Tuesday – Mr Romney accused Mr Obama of running a "hide-and-seek campaign".

"While I understand why the President doesn't want to run on his record, he can't run from his record either," he said. "Unlike the President, I have a record that I am proud to run on".

Apr 04 19:28

GM Enviro-Pig Won't Go To Market; On To Humanely Solving an Environmental Problem

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Last year, the media was buzzing about the possibility of Enviro-pig entering the American and Canadian food markets.

The way our regulatory agencies work is to keep pending approvals for genetically modified animals on file, in secret, until a decision determines if it's suddenly in the stores unlabeled, or no, not yet.

Enviro-pig is a creation from Canada's University of Guelph scientists and hog industry Ontario Pork. Birthed in 1999, with 10 generations since. The DNA of Yorkshire pigs were spliced with DNA from e.coli for phosphorous digestion and mice DNA to promote the e.coli gene. The pigs' make-up was changed to allow the enzyme phytase in their saliva to cut the phosphorous in their manure by about 30 percent.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 16:35

Harper’s air-safety lapses scarier than F-35 cock-up

The most dramatic revelation from Canada’s auditor general is the story of the F-35 cock-up. No question.

But the most worrying — and telling — portion of Tuesday’s report by Michael Ferguson is his description of the Conservative government’s chillingly casual approach to air safety.

Casual because this government has no use for regulation and is going out of its way to cut what it calls red tape.

Chilling because when governments don’t bother to regulate air safety, planes crash.

Apr 04 15:50

TSA Agent Attacks Pilot With Cup Of Hot Coffee

A screener employed by the US Transportation Security Administration from New York city has attacked an airline pilot with a cup of hot coffee.

Apr 04 14:51

Britain's mad-house foreign policy

Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain's double standards and contradictory policies in the Middle East: on the one hand irrational belligerence and warmongering towards Iran even though this is contrary to British national interests, and on the other cosying up to and taking its cue from Israel, a criminal, aggressive state whose behaviour contradicts British values and interests.

Apr 04 14:44

Today is April 4th . . . Happy George Orwell Day!

"In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984."

"His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals -

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

over and over again, filling half a page." ~ 1984

Apr 04 13:57

You Tube Now Banning Videos Critical Of Global Warming Alarmism

YouTube has censored a video critical of a global warming alarmists, who says global warming skeptics need to be treated, as a violation of community guidelines.

Apr 04 13:56

Al Jazeera Smuggled Satellite Communication Tools To Syria Rebel

A former Al Jazeera correspondent reveals the news outlet smuggled Satellite internet and phone communication tools to the Syria rebels through Lebanon.

Apr 04 13:08

OCCUPYINTERVIEW Radio E5 - Guest Kevin Gosztola - "DHS Crackdown on Occupy Protests"

Homeland Security Department Records Reveal Details on Role in Crackdown on Occupy Protests | The Dissenter

Guest Kevin Gosztola

Civil liberties blogger covering Bradley Manning, #WikiLeaks, #OWS, #FOIA, etc. Co-author of the book Truth & Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning

Apr 04 12:26

Black cop shot 28 times by white cops – and accused of murder

An African-American cop from Chicago is facing 80 years behind prison for attempted murder after four white police officers shot him nearly 30 times and left him for dead.

Apr 04 12:25

School Children Forced To Participate In Kony 2012 Activism

A Colorado father reveals an effort to indoctrinate children by forcing them to watch Kony 2012 and write the US Senate in support of the campaign.

Apr 04 12:03

US Mercenaries Intervening In Syria - Leaked Emails

Leaked emails show that US Mercenaries are working with armed terrorists in Syria to overthrow Assad at the request of and under air cover of US officials.

Apr 04 11:42

US aid to Israel: 115 billion dollars

New data shows Washington has given more than 115 billion dollars in financial aid to Israel over the years, indicating Tel Aviv’s great dependence on the US.

According to the report published by the Congressional Research Service Israel has received more assistance from the US than 15 European countries did to recover from the devastation caused during World War II...

Apr 04 11:18

Worse Than SOPA: New CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Will Censor The Web

A new cybersecurity bill will allow the government to bypass privacy laws to monitor, censor, and stop any online activity deemed disruptive to the government or private parties.

Apr 04 11:16

Tories’ economic reputation shot to pieces by fighter jets (i.e F-35s)

The Auditor-General’s damning indictment of deception and mismanagement over the F-35 fighter-jet program not only damages the Conservatives’ reputation for probity, it also discredits their extreme rhetoric against the opposition. Because the opposition was right.

Stephen Harper has now moved swiftly to place the procurement on a sounder footing. But the revelations of false estimates and suppressed information, coming only days after an austerity budget, could tarnish the Conservative brand like nothing that has come before.

Apr 04 11:05

Fascism Comes to the Internet: Introducing CISPA

Joe Wright
Activist Post

After nearly unprecedented pushback against bills SOPA and PIPA, their apparent defeat cannot yet be claimed. Most skeptics presumed that the defeat of the aforementioned would only serve to offer a compromised "SOPA light" at some point to circumvent criticism over government censorship. Well, it didn't take long...

Apr 04 11:04

Free, Fair and Competitive Elections in the Republic of Georgia?

What does the Georgian government think it can get away with, and what is it willing to risk? Too many people in Misha's circle have blood on their hands and will not give up the power which is their main or only source of livelihood; even it is the family business with some, without more blood being spilt. Many of them have demonstrated their willingness to kill before (for example, Culture Minister Nika Rurua was once exiled from the country for his long involvement with murderous gangsters only to be rehabilitated by Saakashvili without any renunciation of his crimes), and "Bacho" Akhalaia, the current Minister of Defense that once worked in the prison system and tortured prisoners for the fun of it, causing riots which resulted in prisoners being gunned down.

Such people have no place a democratic society, as confirmed by reports from the US Embassy and Human Rights organizations; they, including closely knit clans will likely not hesitate to kill and torture again. Bidzina Ivanishvili will have to maneuver carefully to prevent his supporters and the masses he seeks to win over from being threatened or killed, while also looking out for his own life (example of the late Badri Patarkatsishvili, another man branded as “oligarch” in the same way, can be recalled here).

Some may consider that Georgia is in a pretty sorry state when its people have to resort to placing their hopes in the hands of a person [Ivanishvili] worth 6.4 billion USD, but with no experience of elective office or any discernible program. This just goes to show the extent to which real democracy and rule of law is absent in Georgia. On the other hand, if someone with so much money can’t change the situation, who on Earth possibly could?

Ivanishvili’s wealth, and the fact that he is not Saakashvili, is his so-called competitive advantage, and among the cards that he can really play. However, Georgians do have the democratic right to elect someone for these reasons alone, if they so choose, but if the international community had accepted the democratic will of the Georgian people during the days of President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the first democratically elected president, who alienated everyone except the voters by doing what he told the voters he would do, we would not be facing the present problem.

Apr 04 10:44

Guidebook To False Confessions: US Torture Manual Released

The timeline of how we went from a nation of liberty to one of forced false confessions revealed in release of the key document the US used to justify torture.

Apr 04 10:18

Raw Video: Police Pepper Spray California Students

Police pepper spray as many as 30 Santa Monica College students protesting at a trustees meeting over a plan to offer high-priced courses.

Apr 04 10:07

Georgian Dream Slams Decision on Ivanishvili’s Citizenship

The authorities’ “illegal” and “politically-motivated” decision not to grant Bidzina Ivanishvili Georgian citizenship through naturalization will not derail his opposition coalition Georgian Dream’s electoral plans, Maia Panjikidze, a spokesperson for the Ivanishvili-led coalition said on April 4.

MP Giorgi Targamadze, leader of Christian-Democratic Movement and of a small parliamentary minority group, said “no one will believe” the ruling party lawmakers’ statements that the Civil Registry Agency’s decision was only about legal matters.

It seems that the Saakashvili gang, unable to find a reason to refuse Ivanishvili the restoration of his citizenship which was withdrawn, apparently in an attempt to prevent him from running in the forthcoming elections, has resorted to stonewalling tactics by saying, after waiting the full 3 months in which they must legally respond to his application to become a naturalized Georgian citizen, that he must now apply for dual-citizenship (as he currently holds a French passport) and wait a further 3 months for a decision on his new application, rather than grant him citizenship now, under the naturalization process.

Apr 04 10:07

It looks like DHS isn’t the only ammunition hog in the United States

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

There are two stories that have come to light recently, the first is the awarding of a contract to a munitions manufacturer for 450,000,000 hollow point rounds for the .40 caliber.

The second story which I wrote is how the Department of Homeland Security had already ordered 200,000,000 rounds of .40 caliber, but also ordered 15,000 gun cleaning kits for the .40 caliber weapons, and has put a request out for a virtual shooting gallery for the .40 caliber handguns.

650,000,000 round of ammunition is quite a bit of lead and brass. It will sure to drive the price of copper and brass way up. But Homeland Security is not alone in their requests.

Apr 04 09:55

Even worse than SOPA: New CISPA cybersecurity bill will censor the Web

H.R. 3523, a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and essentially monitor, censor and stop any online communication that it considers disruptive to the government or private parties. Critics have already come after CISPA for the capabilities that it will give to seemingly any federal entity that claims it is threatened by online interactions, but unlike the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Acts that were discarded on the Capitol Building floor after incredibly successful online campaigns to crush them, widespread recognition of what the latest would-be law will do has yet to surface to the same degree.

Apr 04 09:23

Ron Paul addresses thousands at Chico State University

Went to see Ron Paul last night. Great speech. Sat about 10 feet away. Larry Mitchell. Chico ER writer does a good job. Crowd estimate was accurate. Largest crowd I every saw in Chico.

Apr 04 09:09

Obama Justice Department under deadline to answer court over Obama’s health law comments

The Obama Justice Department has roughly 24 hours to explain to a federal appeals court whether the administration believes judges have the power to overturn federal laws — in the latest escalation between the two branches of government over the federal health care overhaul.
A three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to explain by Thursday at noon whether the administration believes judges have that authority. The challenge came after President Obama cautioned the Supreme Court against overturning the health care law and warned that such an act would be “unprecedented.”

Apr 04 08:42

Local Cops Following Big Brother's Lead, Getting Cell Phone Location Data Without a Warrant

EFF

New data from law enforcement agencies across the country has confirmed what EFF has long been afraid of: while police are routinely using cell phone location tracking information, only a handful of agencies are bothering to obtain search warrants.

Since 2005, we've been beating the drum loudly, warning that the government's attempts to track a person's physical location through their cell phone requires a search warrant.

As we've said again and again, because cell phone tracking can give the government a snapshot of a person's life through their movements, a search warrant is necessary to safeguard against privacy intrusions...

Apr 04 08:32

Press TV talks to James Morris on 'CNN GOP Debate'

Apr 04 08:22

Young Americans vote Ron Paul

Apr 04 08:21

Lew Rockwell ~ Obama Is Just GWB With A Different 'Haircut'

Apr 04 07:45

GOP's McCain to Santorum: Time for 'graceful exit'

Once our Owners figured Public Perception that Romney was
going to be the Inevitable Pick, was drummed into our brains
from the Lying Media, they now can begin
Fabricating the November Election. Hell NO!
John McCain Get Out. The Traitor needs to Go away now.
Yahoo is now censoring my comments and Youtube is playing games.
Apparently I must be on the Right track.
No Romney and No More Obama. 3rd party or we are screwed.
Not this Time you Bastards. The Revolution is On.
You will give us Ron Paul or We are going to Blow it up.
My Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/rtxyz1?feature=mhee
We have to End the Fed, we have to
pull this thing up by the Roots.

Apr 04 07:45

Six universities at risk of closure after bond swap

An emergency meeting of university rectors on Tuesday heard that only 33m euros remained of 120m euros that 17 Greek universities had deposited with the Bank of Greece for their operating expenses, while six university accounts were now completely empty meaning they would soon be unable to stay open.

Mar 16 12:27

Ocean Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

The latest marine impact simulation shows the radioactive plume of ocean radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown has now hit Hawaii

Mar 16 12:26

Aiding Terrorism Redefined To Include Bradley Manning, Wikileaks

Point of no return: The US government broadens the NDAA definition of people and organizations that support terrorism to include Bradley Manning and Wikileaks

Mar 16 12:25

What Closing The Straits Of Hormuz Will Mean In 3 Simple Charts

These 3 simple charts fully explain the shock waves that will be sent through the global economy if Iran decides to shut down in response to western military threats.

Mar 16 12:23

CIA: We Do Not “Concede or Not Concede” that Waterboarding is Illegal

Even though Obama has declared it illegal and the US has even prosecuted it as a war crime, the CIA argues that waterboarding is a classified intelligence gathering method not subject to FOIA

Mar 14 05:57

Fired For Using Birth Control? It Could Be Possible In Arizona

A proposed law in Arizona could give employers the right to fire women who use birth control. The bill, which sailed right through the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, grants employers the right to ask for proof that contraceptives are being taken for non-contraceptive reasons.

Mar 14 05:30

KONY 2012 Psy-Op Collapsing

Invisible Children disables comments on viral propaganda video + meet the real Joseph Kony.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Activist Post

As the US State Department, USAID-centric Invisible Children psy-op KONY 2012 collapses, Invisible Children has disabled comments on their viral YouTube video.

When last checked, negative comments were voted to the top and a cascading effect of skepticism as well as damning facts began drowning out the initial confusion, sympathy, and emotional knee-jerk support the propaganda video purposefully created and preyed upon...

Mar 14 05:11

7 Steps to Dissolve the Matrix and Stop World War Three

Shall We Put an End to the Human Race or Shall Mankind Renounce War? -- Bertrand Russell

Julian Rose
Activist Post

Looming up in front of us like some ghoulish malevolent giant, is the prospect of mankind having to endure the devastation of a 'Third World War'.

An event, should it come to pass, would pit brother against brother, sister against sister, 'faith' against 'faith', ideology against ideology, nation against nation and all of it together against the continuation of life on Earth.

Mar 14 03:25

Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare

Mitt Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare So He Can Destroy It

Monday was Mitt Romney's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Mittens. In honor of his 65th birthday he announced that he would not be enrolling in Social Security or Medicare. How noble. Except, it's not.

In deference to the conservative dogs nipping his heels, Romney has endorsed the Paul Ryan Medicare plan which would voucherize Medicare and leave senior citizens floundering on their own with private insurance companies. Of course, if you asked Mitt Romney about it, what you'd get is a bunch of lies. Really awful, cynical, blatant lies.

Mar 13 16:58

European Commission Blames Social Networks For ACTA Failure; Worried About Its Imminent Directive On Copyright Enforcement

He noted that opposition had increased in the run-up to January’s planned vote in the US Congress on two legislative initiatives -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) -- aimed at increasing the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet; in the end the vote had not been held, following a hostile campaign by social networks and the loss of White House support.
It's interesting to see De Gucht linking the growing hostility to ACTA with the storm generated by SOPA/PIPA, and giving the credit for stopping those US bills to a "hostile campaign" waged by social networks. You can tell this really worries him, because he says something similar about social networks and ACTA immediately afterwards:

Mar 13 16:05

'Presidential Secrets'--Former Operative Chip Tatum Speaks

LATEST UPDATE: Chip's tortured body was reported to have washed up on a beach in Panama in early 2007.

Mar 13 15:46

CNN Spins Wall Street Fraud Settlement As Obama Forced Bailout

CNN spins the Wall Street mortgage fraud settlement as an Obama forced homeowner bailout, not even mentioning the deal was for fraud and illegal activities

Feb 09 07:45

Santorum charity for the poor spent most of its money on management, political friends

But homeless families and troubled children were not the biggest beneficiaries of Operation Good Neighbor. Instead, the foundation spent most of its money to run itself, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for fundraising, administration and office rental paid to Santorum’s political allies.

Jan 16 10:42

When Romney ran Bain Capital, his word was not his bond

Seemingly alone among private-equity firms, Romney’s Bain Capital was a master at bait-and-switching Wall Street bankers to get its hands on the companies that provided the raw material for its financial alchemy. Other private-equity firms I worked with extensively over the years — Forstmann Little, KKR, TPG and the Carlyle Group, among them — never dared attempt the audacious strategy that Bain partners employed with great alacrity and little shame. Call it the real Bain way.

Jan 16 10:39

Wall Street, Washington and Gingrich

Newt Gingrich and his consulting companies helped financial-services giant Credit Suisse Group gather exclusive Washington information and analysis, showing that the Republican presidential candidate benefited from a practice that has come under fire from lawmakers.

This "political intelligence" business—while legal—also risks muddying the campaign argument by the former House speaker that he has been a Washington outsider since he left Congress in 1999.

Jan 16 10:30

Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Romney Supported by Talk Show sphere)

Wouldn’t it be great if a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America? Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think.

Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others.

Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States. So who owns Clear Channel?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course all these conservative propagandists, in addition to their radio shows on Clear Channel, also have programs on TV as well, into which they carry their agenda. after all, they cannot be pro-Romney on their radio shows, then be pro-anyone else on TV! So, Bain not only controls the pro-Romney bias of Clear Channel but indirectly the content of TV political reporting as well!

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