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CURRENT EVENTS

May 26 17:19

Thailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, an official said Thursday, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment

The tropical country's southern coastline and string of islands are home to some of the world's most prized white sand beaches and scuba sites, and the booming tourism industry props up Thailand's lagging economy.

May 26 17:17

Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year

Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.

May 26 15:25

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.

May 26 15:07

Income Tax: Smoking the Government Cheese

So, no, we don’t need more taxes. We’re already paying too much. If people can’t see that, then they’ve been smoking the government cheese. My only question is: How’d you get that rolled up into the rolling paper?!”

May 26 14:46

Euro Patent Office prez's brake line cut – aka how to tell you're not popular

The president of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoit Battistelli, has already been on the receiving end of an official censure from his board, a series of strikes, several highly critical news reports, and a zero per cent confidence rating. But an announcement sent to all staff on Wednesday topped the lot.

"Deliberate damage to personal property of the President," read the subject line in an email sent from EPO vice president Željko Topi? and seen by The Register.

"I would like to draw your attention to an incident which happened at some time yesterday in the non-public underground parking area of the Isar Building.

"The bicycle belonging to President Battistelli was damaged to an extent that even the brakes were tampered with. This was without doubt a deliberate act of vandalism."

May 26 14:45

The War on Cash is Ancient (and evil…)

The war on cash is now a global phenomenon: under the pretext of tracing criminal activity, governments everywhere are cracking down on commerce that isn’t monitored or controlled. However, the results of this war reveal its true purpose: tracking citizens and their taxable income.

May 26 14:41

Marc Faber: Gold&Silver Markets 2016 Analysis,The Risk of Global Collapse

In this wide-ranging and extensive interview, Faber states that because of central bank manipulation, he cannot imagine any scenario, REPEAT any scenario, under which there will not be significant pain for investors. He cautions that some money may be made in some asset classes — but one day the music will stop.

May 26 14:33

Injustice System: Texas Jail Sued for Locking Up The Poor: “They Can’t Afford Bail or Trial”

A Texas jail has been caging people who are too poor to afford bail, according to a new lawsuit. Harris County Jail – the largest in Texas and the third largest in the US – is accused of keeping most of its incarcerated population locked up for misdemeanors because they can’t afford bail or trial.

May 26 14:15

Radical leftist organization suggests SHillary drop the ‘vagina’ card

So what’s the most corrupt woman in the history of American politics going to do? Run on her record? No wonder she’s been unable to put Bernie Sanders away and her poll numbers versus Donald Trump are tanking.

May 26 13:50

Finally, government spending we can get behind?

A bill currently making its way through the Senate proposes bonuses for federal employees who find ways to eliminate wasteful spending in their agencies. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and 10 cosponsors, including three Democrats, first introduced the Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act last year. It won approval from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs this week in a 9-5 vote.

May 26 13:40

Could Permitless Concealed Carry Be Coming To PA?

The Pennsylvania House is preparing to evaluate a recent proposal to allow permitless carry for residents. House Bill 230 has just been passed to the Judiciary Committee which will seek to evaluate the potential ramifications of repealing multiple different laws related to an individual being required to demonstrate a proof of permit or license to carry a concealed handgun.

May 26 13:26

Army Officer In NJ Denied Concealed Carry Permit Because Terrorist Threats Aren’t Enough Justification

This is a dangerous game New Jersey plays with the men and women in uniform who help protect this great country. Every single person in that judicial oversight ought be reprimanded for not only needlessly putting people in uniform in jeopardy but also denying a basic constitutional right afforded to nearly every other citizen throughout this country.

May 26 13:16

More refreshing honesty from the Trump camp

Speculation about the possibility of a female VP on the Trump ticket began to stir after the GOP hopeful praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin during a recent Fox News interview.

May 26 13:00

It’s True: Obamacare “Health Insurance Payment Is About To Jump”

Level-headed people and critics knew years ago. Now they are being proven right, not that it is any consolation to those who must pay it.

May 26 12:52

The Contagion of Government Lying

I have often asked rhetorically whether the government works for us or we work for the government. The answer to this inquiry is obvious. It is only a fiction that the government works for us. Yet fear of the consequences of government lying should terrify anyone who believes in the rule of law and fair play. Those consequences can be as contagious as government lawbreaking.

May 26 12:39

Shooting At New York Concert Leaves 1 Dead, At Least 3 Wounded

One person has died and three left wounded after shots were fired at a music venue, Irving Plaza, near New York City’s Union Square. The crowd ran for cover outside.

Around 10:00pm Wednesday in New York, shots fired toward Irving Plaza in Union Square left one person dead and three people wounded, as the crowd panically ran for cover outside the concert venue.

May 26 12:19

FLASHBACK - EX-DOJ OFFICIAL: OBAMA SIGNALING FBI TO BACK OFF HILLARY

President Obama tried to downplay the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for handling some of the government’s most sensitive information, but a former top Justice Department official says Obama’s comments ignore the law and are an obvious attempt to convince the FBI not to recommend charges against Clinton.

On Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace asked Obama if he was convinced that national security was not compromised by Clinton’s handling of sensitive information.

“Here’s what I know: Hillary Clinton was an outstanding secretary of state. She would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy,” Obama said.

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Victoria Toensing is appalled by that explanation.

“Doesn’t this former constitutional law professor know the law?” she asked.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/04/ex-doj-official-obama-signaling-fbi-to-back...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is obstruction of justice, which is an impeachable offence!

May 26 11:18

Judicial Watch Statement on State Department OIG Report on Hillary Clinton’s Email Practices

It was Judicial Watch’s litigation that almost certainly forced the State Department to publicly disclose Hillary Clinton’s secret email account that is now the subject of a scathing Inspector General Report. A statement by the State Department in a February 2, 2015, status report in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was the first notice to the public and the court that State had failed to thoroughly search all of Clinton’s email records: “[The State Department] has discovered that additional searches for documents potentially responsive to the FOIA must be conducted.” That statement was the first acknowledgement of Clinton’s secret email. And now, nearly a year and a half later, the State Department’s own Inspector General is confirming the gravity of Clinton’s end run around the law. Judicial Watch already uncovered much of the information cited in this report.

May 26 11:11

NYC Concert Shooting Claims Life, Injuries

At least one person has been killed and three others are injured in a shooting at a concert hall in New York City.

The Wednesday night incident reportedly took place during a music performance at Irving Plaza in Union Square.

May 26 11:09

Jail Punishes 3 Inmates With Solitary Confinement For Prison Reforms Advocacy – Report

Three Massachusetts prisoners found themselves in solitary confinement, following their work with state lawmakers on prison reform, and a watchdog group doesn’t believe it to be a simple coincidence.

Timothy Muise, Shawn Fisher and Steven James were handcuffed and transported from their cells at the medium-security prison Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Shirley, or MCI Shirley, to three different facilities on March 23. Prior to that, all three were questioned separately by people from the Department of Corrections (DOC).

May 26 10:26

Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests.
Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny.

May 26 10:25

surviving the collapse

Interview with Ferfal Aguirre that survived Argentina's slo-mo collapse in 2001

Corruption, private and public sector robbery, and governments preventing recovery via endless tampering

May 26 10:24

Switzerland: Muslim students must shake teacher's hand

Muslim students in Switzerland must shake their teacher's hand at the beginning and end of lessons, a regional authority has ruled.

May 26 10:19

Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.

May 26 10:05

Liar, liar! Clinton KNEW email was hacked

Despite repeated denials from Clinton that her emails were compromised, the OIG report concluded that she likely knew her server was hacked — and went to lengths to keep from reporting it.

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May 26 09:32

A federal judge in Brooklyn ... sentenced a woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough.

A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion issued on Wednesday that calls for courts to pay closer attention to how felony convictions affect people’s lives, sentenced a woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough.

May 26 09:30

Teacher Who Called Obama a Gay Prostitute Loses Board of Education Race

A retired Texas schoolteacher who received national attention for her outrageous conspiracy theories and claimed President Obama was once a gay prostitute was denied a spot on the state board of education Tuesday.

May 26 09:28

Political Correctness run amok! Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others

According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about suggesting that parents who don't read to their children start doing so?

May 26 09:25

Oregon babysitter accused of beating toddler avoids charges

The idiot who did this confessed but in Oregon he can't be prosecuted because the baby can't talk yet. This SUCKS!

A babysitter accused of bruising a battered baby won’t face any charges — because the infant can’t speak up.

Even though Joshua Marbury’s 1-year-old son was covered in bruises and scars from the babysitter’s alleged beating, the accused abuser is protected by a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that discourages prosecutors from filing charges since the tyke can’t talk.

Marbury was furious as the charges were dropped, after baby Jacob had suffered a severe smack that left a black eye, bruises and a stinging palm print on the child’s face.

May 26 09:05

Man attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men's restroom at Walmart in Utah

A trip to the men’s restroom at a Walmart in Clinton quickly escalated into a full-fledged struggle when one man criticized another for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him.

May 26 09:02

FBI won't reveal hacking method used to track suspect so judge tosses case

Evidence in a child pornography trial has been thrown out because the US government refuses to detail how it hacked the website allegedly visited by the defendant.

Webmaster addition: My guess is that the FBI was running the site!

May 26 08:42

Hillary Clinton's shrinking email defense

While an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server continues, the State Department's Office of Inspector General has raised the stakes with the release of a remarkable report finding that Clinton's actions violated State Department policies and were inconsistent with federal record-keeping laws.

The report also discloses new details relevant to Clinton's motives and her assertion that the use of a private server was simply a matter of convenience. While criminal charges still remain highly unlikely, the inspector general's report is significant and unquestionably damaging to Clinton's public defense.

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Feel free to forward! :)

May 26 07:58

The Mexico Way

Clearly, Trump is accusing the Mexican ruling class—the politicians and billionaires like Carlos Slim, the largest single shareholder of The New York Times—of dumping their surplus population on the United States.

That Mexico’s elites are outmaneuvering America’s leaders strikes Trump as a bad thing. Yet, to the American media, the very existence of a Mexican ruling caste with interests different from those of American citizens doesn’t seem to register as a concept with which they are able to deal. Sure, Mexico is a country of over 120 million people that shares a 1,950-mile border with the U.S., but it’s not, you know, Israel when it comes to being important to American interests.

May 26 07:47

France: “State of Emergency” Extends State Terrorism as Nationwide Protests Gather Momentum

As riots, strikes and protests sweep across France, ostensibly driven by a revolt against new labour laws introduced by the Government’s labour reform bill, we ask if we are seeing the escalation of the chaos strategy designed to create unrest and divide social movements, thus undermining any genuine grass-roots organisation against the ever extending “state of emergency”.

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Or are we seeing the start of a global revolution against the money-junkies?

May 26 07:47

Relatives Charged After 2 Children Accidentally Shoot Selves In Detroit

The grandparents of a 5-year-old who fatally shot herself and a great-grandfather and mother of a 4-year-old who accidentally shot himself are facing charges from manslaughter to child abuse.

Prosecutors recognized that Detroit has “huge issues” with kids and guns.

“Everybody in this universe knows that Detroit has an issue,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy at a Wednesday news conference, according to the Detroit Free Press. “Detroit and Wayne County have huge issues with children dying from firearm use. And no matter how much we sugarcoat it or say it’s not so or try to cover it up with stats about crime going down, it still remains an issue that we have to address.”

May 26 07:16

Likud source: Israeli death penalty for terrorists won’t apply to Jews

The death penalty for murder in a terror act that incoming Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman seeks will only apply to military courts, said a Likud source involved in the talks to bring Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party into the governing coalition.
Note: No death penalty for Jews!

May 26 07:13

The Israel Lobby’s Dangerous Agenda for the U.S.: Attack Free Speech and Criminalize Resistance

The witness told me that Ros-Lehtinen vowed to destroy the mounting grassroots BDS campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel. To do so, she pledged to weaken the First Amendment. “Free speech is being used in our country to denigrate Israel and we need to actively fight against that,” Ros-Lehtinen declared, according to the source.

May 26 06:46

DESPERATE VENEZUELA BEGINS TO SELL ITS GOLD RESERVES

Venezuela’s gold reserves have plunged to their lowest level on record after it sold $1.7 billion of the precious metal in the first quarter of the year to repay debts, reports FT. The country’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past year and it sold over 40 tons in February and March, according to IMF data.

May 26 06:45

STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PERU OVER MERCURY POISONING FROM ILLEGAL GOLD MINING

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day state of emergency in a large remote area of the Amazon jungle as levels of mercury from illegal gold mining have reached record high levels. According to country's environment minister, as many as 50,000 people or 41% of the population of the gold-rich Madre de Dios region, bordering Brazil, has been exposed to mercury contamination.

May 26 05:34

Sheriffs Who Killed Jack Yantis Call His Widow At Night and Tell HER That Their Cows Are Once Again In The Road

This tops the "you gotta be shitting me" list. The very same Adams County Idaho Sheriffs Dept. Who slaughtered 62-year-old rancher Jack Yantis last November called his grieving widow Donna 2 days ago late at night, telling her that she needed to come outside with them to get her cows off the road. This is the exact same pretext they used when they murdered Jack right in front of her, causing her to have a heart attack. Their # is
(208) 253-4228 ext 4160.

May 25 19:53

US illegal: History of rogue empire REQUIRING arrests in the present. Stealing the Philippines and Cuba in 1898 after promising independence and democracy (5 of 11)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The Spanish-American War in 1898 had US warfare in the Philippines and Cuba. Hawaii’s position as a naval base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made the unlawful annexation of Hawaii a crime with apparent strong motivation.

The US unilaterally claimed sovereign military authority in the Philippines after the Spanish-American War in 1898. Philippine leadership claimed the US promised independence on multiple occasions and reneged. Emilio Aguinaldo, the Philippine’s first president and leader of their revolution against Spanish imperialism:

“In reply, the [US] Consul said he would telegraph about this matter to Admiral Dewey, who was, he said, Commander-in-Chief of the squadron which would invade the Philippines, and who had, he also stated, full powers conferred on him by President McKinley.

May 25 18:41

France goes dark? Staff in 19 French nuclear power plants to go on strike tomorrow

Following strikes over the unpopular French labor reform, that started over the weekend and crippled the French refining industry leading to gasoline shortages and rationing

May 25 17:44

Cashing In At The Race Track While Facing Charges Of “Abusive” Lending Practices

After dueling through grueling early fractions and holding the lead turning for home, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was overpowered in the stretch of the Preakness Stakes Saturday by his rival Exaggerator. Exaggerator would go on to win by four lengths, as Nyquist faded to third. Nyquist was unable to repeat his performance from two weeks ago when he overwhelmed 19 other three-year-olds and cruised to a 1 1/2 length victory, earning the horse’s owner, J. Paul Reddam, a cool $1.2 million.

May 25 17:09

Body Cam Video Released of Cop Who Murdered Innocent Unarmed Man as He Begged for His Life

In March, Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford was charged with the second-degree murder for gunning down Daniel Shaver, an innocent husband, and father of two. The shooting was captured on his body cam, part of which was released on Tuesday. Last week, an Arizona judge announced that they would be releasing the body camera footage showing Brailsford murder Shaver. On Tuesday, however, the city released two videos, both of which have been clearly edited and portions redacted.

May 25 17:09

U.S. Military Uses 8-inch Floppy Disks to Coordinate Nuclear Force Operations

Maybe they use the '80s flick "War Games" as a training film, too?!

May 25 16:28

Clinton Tech Says Hillary’s Private Email System Was ‘Attacked’ Forcing Server Shutdown

Wednesday morning a scathing audit of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s email usage (along with the email use of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and others) was released. Investigators with the State Department Inspector General’s Office found that Clinton likely violated federal record keeping rules when she maintained the private server at her New York home. However, buried in the 83-page audit report may be an even more significant new piece of information. A tech advisor servicing the Clinton private email system reportedly notified Clinton’s staff that someone was trying and then had possibly “attacked” her server.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, here is where the story gets interesting. This admission in the State Department's IG report puts the lie to Hillary's claim that there is no evidence her server was compromised.

So ...

Hillary's server was attacked to the point of a shut down. At that point, the responsible and prudent thing to do would have been to stop using her unprotected private server and use the secure email system provided by the US Government.

So, why didn't Hillary do the responsible and prudent thing?

May 25 15:46

Fracking America

Fracking America is a fact-based overview of the issues surrounding the natural gas industry and fracking. Although it focuses upon the Marcellus Shale, it looks at cases and issues in other parts of the country. The book is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of the science and engineering of the process to extract natural gas nor an extensive discussion of the economic, health, environmental, and political issues. It is meant as a basic reference to acquaint people with the issues, with the hope they will dig deeper into areas that directly concern them and rally their friends and neighbors to help protect the health and environment of the people, wildlife, and natural vegetation.

May 25 15:34

Trump Rips Bill Kristol: "All The Guy Wants to do is Kill People and go to War"

Donald Trump ripped into Bill Kristol today during his rally in Anaheim, saying "all the guy wants to do is kill people and go to war."

Kristol has been trying to organize the launch of a third party to undermine Trump and help Hillary get elected, though he claims it's because he wants a "real conservative" to be president.

May 25 15:31

US Seeks Death Penalty For Charleston Church Shooter

The US Justice Department is seeking the death penalty for a white man accused of fatally shooting nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina last year.

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they would seek capital punishment due to the “nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm.”

May 25 15:21

PROMISED LAND

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The Matt Damon film about fracking.

May 25 15:21

Empathy loss: Tylenol makes you care less about other people’s pain – study

Drugs that feature acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, may be quite good at helping people get through aches and pains, but they might also make them less sensitive to the pain or suffering of others.

In a new study, researchers from Ohio State University found that individuals who took painkillers featuring acetaminophen – an ingredient found in popular over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, Sudafed, Vicks and hundreds of others – were less likely to empathize with other people’s pain than those who did not take the drug.

“These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen,” Dominik Mischkowski of the National Institutes of Health, a co-author of the study, said in a statement. “Acetaminophen can reduce empathy as well as serve as a painkiller.”

May 25 14:53

Hillary Clinton failed to report several hacking attempts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret email to conduct official business broke a number of department policies, an inspector general concluded in a report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday that also suggests she used the account to try to hide her communications from the public.

The 83-page report, obtained by The Washington Times, is devastating in its evaluation of Mrs. Clinton’s behavior, saying it can find no record of her getting approval from either security or legal staffers for her unique arrangement. The report also undercuts many of her campaign’s explanations for her use of the system, dismisses comparisons to her predecessors’ email use, and points to repeated hacking attempts that she failed to report.

May 25 14:52

Hillary Clinton failed to report several hacking attempts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret email to conduct official business broke a number of department policies, an inspector general concluded in a report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday that also suggests she used the account to try to hide her communications from the public.

The 83-page report, obtained by The Washington Times, is devastating in its evaluation of Mrs. Clinton’s behavior, saying it can find no record of her getting approval from either security or legal staffers for her unique arrangement. The report also undercuts many of her campaign’s explanations for her use of the system, dismisses comparisons to her predecessors’ email use, and points to repeated hacking attempts that she failed to report.

May 25 14:41

Jewish Immigration Activist Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Child Pornography

A New York jew who was once featured in a Time magazine cover story about immigration reform has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Roy Naim, 32, who was featured in the 2012 story titled ‘We are Americans…just not legally’, was also convicted in 2014 for attempted exploitation.

May 25 14:21

A Federal Gun Registry Could Be Coming To Hawaii

“Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country,” -- “Most people entered in the ‘Rap Back’ database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in ‘positions of trust,’ such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.”

May 25 14:12

The Government War on Everything : They’ve Spit on the Bill of Rights Yet Again

Your friendly Uncle Sam has done a great job of ending the civil liberties protections enshrined in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Think of the PATRIOT Act, FATCA, and Obamacare, just to name a few examples.

May 25 14:07

We’re in the Eye of the Global Financial Hurricane

Don't fall for the mainstream media and politicos' shuck-and-jive that all is well and "growth" will return any day now. The only "growth" we're experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization's soaring wealth/income inequality.

May 25 14:01

Hillary Wants You To Drive 55… again…

There are many reasons to dread a Hillary Dear Leadership – from a certain cementing of government-insurance mafia tributum (and micromanagement of every aspect of our lives) via Obamacare’s not being repealed to the high probability of a Clinton-packed Supreme Court issuing a fatwa that the people do not, in fact, have a right to possess arms.

May 25 13:58

VIDEO: BLM Lunatics Storm Stage, Threaten to Punch Milo at DePaul Event

A mentally deranged female protester stormed the stage during a Milo Yiannopoulos event yesterday at DePaul University and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face, she then went on to perform a bizarre celebratory dance involving odd hip gyrations.

Despite the event's organizers and Breitbart being forced by DePaul University to pay for security, they did nothing to help or get the situation under control.

May 25 13:52

You Too Can Be Trans-Species (You Are What You Say You Are, I Guess)

Some of the readers of my column are truly concerned and kind. One reader, upon reading last year’s column in which I claimed to be a springbok, warned, “Watch out for lions!”

May 25 13:42

‘Blue Lives Matter’: Louisiana To Become First US State To Make Attacks On Police Hate Crime

Attacking a police officer might soon become a hate crime in Louisiana as the state is going to enact the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” bill. The governor is expected to sign it into law, the first ever of its kind in the US.

Passed by both the House and the Senate, HB 953 expands the state’s hate-crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and medical first responders.

May 25 12:30

Anonymous Hits New York Stock Exchange, World Bank, The Fed, and Vatican — Total Media Blackout

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Amidst a global media blackout of Anonymous’ ongoing worldwide attacks on the “corrupt banking cartels,” the hacking collective has now taken down some of the most prestigious institutions in global governance. OpIcarus has recently taken offline the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange, five U.S. Federal Reserve Banks and the Vatican.

After announcing a global call to arms against the “corrupt global banking cartel,” the hacker collective, known as Anonymous, in conjunction with Ghost Squad Hackers, have taken over 30 central banks offline, including striking many targets at the heart of the Western imperialist empire...

May 25 12:19

'Kill Trump' Threats Flood Twitter Before Potential Anaheim Riots

Threats to kill Donald Trump are again flooding Twitter as the presidential candidate prepares to makes an appearance at an event in Anaheim which police have warned could see more riots similar to last night's mayhem in Albuquerque.

May 25 10:33

When A Killer Cop Retires: The Resignation Of Dante Servin

On May 19, organizers and community members around the United States engaged in #SayHerName actions in support of women and femmes who have been harmed by state violence. This national day of action should have coincided with the start of the termination proceedings for Dante Servin, the Chicago police officer who murdered 22-year-old Rekia Boyd on March 22, 2012. Instead, Servin resigned on May 17, two days before an evidentiary hearing was scheduled to begin: as the last stage in his firing process.

Dante Servin has literally gotten away with murder.

May 25 10:33

Fox News Should Give America What It Wants: A Primetime Sanders-Trump Debate

The idea back in March was to conduct a televised Trump-Sanders debate — the first ever debate between two presidential candidates prior to both of them having received their respective parties’ nominations. As reported by the New York Times, there was no impediment to the debate (for instance, pressure to squelch the idea by the Democratic or Republican parties) other than Mr. Trump’s inability to participate due to a scheduling conflict. Senator Sanders accepted the invitation by the Fox News Channel and was set to debate Mr. Trump until the latter cancelled his appearance.

May 25 10:32

For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1

May 25 09:13

Massachusetts Prisoners Sent to Solitary After Meeting with State Legislators About Prison Reform

Three men incarcerated in Massachusetts who were working with a prison reform caucus of state legislators have been thrown in solitary confinement, in an apparent retaliation against their activism and an attempt to disrupt further communications.

May 25 09:12

Fmr. McDonald's USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour

As fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture.

May 25 08:33

Transgender Teacher Sues After Coworkers Call Her Wrong Pronoun.The School’s Response Says It All

In the complaint, she claimed that her co-workers continually called her “she,” “lady,” and “Miss Soell,” while other staff had conspired to stop her using a gender neutral bathroom, despite the school hosting an hour long training session on transgender issues.

Officials have refused to release the investigation’s findings publicly but have confirmed that they did not find any evidence of wrongdoing.

However, despite the verdict, the school decided to recompense Soell $60,000 on grounds of emotional damages, and district officials have confirmed they will introduce gender-neutral bathrooms in all local schools as a result.

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May 25 08:19

Which Terrorists Bombed Jobleh, Tartus? ISIS Or ‘Moderate’ Terrorists?

By Brandon Turbeville

A series of coordinated and organized suicide bombings across the Syrian coast on Monday has left around 120 people dead. Despite the worldwide expression of solidarity that occurred during the Paris and Belgian attacks, however, there has been no mention of the Syrian attacks nor has there been any mass expression of condolences and solidarity with Syria.

The attacks took place in both Tartus and Jobleh, two cities that are fiercely loyal to the Syrian government and where two Russian bases are located. Syrian state media has reported a lower death toll than that of the West and the terrorist-supporting “activists” (or, rather “activist”) known as the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights...

May 25 07:47

State Dept. watchdog: Clinton violated email rules

The State Department inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday that also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the review.

May 25 07:37

Mexicans Burn US Flag at Trump Rally!

May 25 07:37

Chemical castration, genital mutilation and mental illness run amok….

So this guy walks into an OB/GYN clinic and demands a gynecological exam. The doctor, a woman, takes one look at him and says, “That won’t work. You’re a man.” The man, however, “self identifies” as a woman and blasts the doctor for being a bigot. “I self identify as a woman,” he says. “And I demand to be treated as a woman, or I’ll call my civil rights lawyer.”

The doctor, not wanting to be called a bigot, proceeds to give the man a fake gynecological exam, playing into his delusional distortions about his own biology and arguably worsening his mental disconnect with his physical self.

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May 25 07:07

Mad scientists from Cali vow to make half-human, half-animal, chimeras under guise of ‘medical research’

A paper originating from two mad scientists at the University of California-Davis (UCD), titled “Human-Animal Chimeras: What are we going to do?,” has caused quite the

May 24 21:58

#FuckTrump Protest Escalates Police Fire Tear Gas & Smoke as Protesters Throw Rocks

Police deploy smoke and tear gas at the protest following tonight's Donald Trump rally as protesters throw rocks in attempt to spook mounted police on horseback.

May 24 21:36

Msnbc to Trump rally #protester "Why are you here?" Protestor: "Because #FuckTrump" #NMProtest #ABQProtest

@Msnbc to #Trump #NMrally #protester "Why are you here?"

Protestor: "Because #F%ckTrump" #NMProtest #ABQProtest

May 24 17:41

How the TSA Kills Hundreds of People Every Year

plus spread disease and distress!

May 24 17:40

EgyptAir crash: plane showed 'no signs of technical fault' preflight

State-owned newspaper says Paris-Cairo flight MS804’s technical log, signed off by pilot, showed no problems

May 24 16:13

PROOF OF ELECTION FRAUD IN AUSTRIAN ELECTIONS EMERGES

*ELECTION FRAUD IN ONE RURAL TOWN INVOLVED ADDING 50% TO THE ELECTORAL ROLL

*AT LEAST 4,200 OUT OF 13,000 VOTES FAKE

*ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE ALEXANDER VAN DER BELLEN WON THE TOWN

*FRAUD SPOTTED ON INTERNET BY ORDINARY READER SCRUTINIZING LOCAL RESULTS

*INTERIOR MINISTRY FORCED TO ADMIT COULD BE MANY SIMILAR “MISTAKES”

*CORRECT RESULT ALTERED BY LOWER AUSTRIAN ELECTION AUTHORITIES IN ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM

*INTERIOR MINISTRY OFFICIAL IN CHARGE OF ELECTION RESULTS AN ACTIVE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN, RAISING ISSUE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

*SUDDEN REMOVAL OF INTERIOR MINISTER JOHANN MIKL LEITNER CLEARED WAY FOR FRAUD?

*NO SIGN OF ANY CHALLENGE TO “STOLEN” VOTE BY FREEDOM PARTY LEADERSHIP

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May 24 15:23

Dear #OccupyDNC This is #CrookedHillary's America #OWS #FeelTheBern

To the those planning to #OccupyDNC, here's a a brief history lesson of the #Occupy movement for and a message of hope for the future. #OWS #Occupy.

May 24 15:23

Mother Asks For FBI Investigation Of Teen’s Death By Police After Viewing Video

The family of a teenager who was fatally shot by Chicago police is calling for an FBI investigation after seeing video footage of the incident.

May 24 14:42

Police Chief Fired In Victory For The Frisco 500

It’s less than a month since the ‘Frisco Five’ began their hunger strike, with a single demand: that Police Chief Greg Suhr resign or be fired. This chief, who for five years has been crying ‘crocodile tears’ while justifying every police killing of a Black or Latino person. This chief, who for five years has been vigilantly protected by the mayor, the media and the city’s Democratic political establishment.

This afternoon the mayor fired him.

May 24 14:39

Google’s Paris HQ raided in tax probe

May 24 14:15

TSA Official Removed From Post Amid Congressional Scrutiny

The head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been removed from his position after the agency was criticized by a congressional committee for long lines at airport security checkpoints.

May 24 13:57

Open Borders in the Real World

Cultural change driven by governmental eliminating immigration requirements without also including Hornberger’s conditions above is only an open door to societal breakdown and therefore more calls for government intervention (do you think this might be the plan? Less common culture = more government?

May 24 13:19

Erdogan Targeting The 59 Pro-Kurdish HDP Parliamentarians With 445 Police Investigations

Baris Karaagac says Erdo?an is continuing to consolidate power by appointing his friend and current Transportation Minister as Vice President.

May 24 12:29

LA Senate Passes Total Gun Ban After Radical Muslims They Let In Killed People

Law-abiding gun owners in Los Angeles are to be punished as a result of some Muslim terrorists the government let in going on a shooting spree.

May 24 11:23

SO, YOU THOUGHT BANK OF AMERICA WOULD BE PUNISHED FOR ROLE IN 2008 CRISIS? THINK AGAIN

In a reversal of the smidgen of accountability forced on Bank of America for its role in the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. appeals court threw out a jury’s verdict — and with it, the $1.27 billion fine BoA would have paid for mortgage fraud. Though the Department of Justice had alleged Countrywide Financial Corp., which was purchased by Bank of America in 2008, had sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad loans through its “Hustle” mortgage program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found insufficient evidence to back charges of fraud.

May 24 11:15

Guccifer may have Hillary emails stashed online

Lazar also claimed to have hacked into Hillary’s email server, but thus far has not offered any proof of doing so. It may be that Lazar has additional files on Google Drive or other web servers where he stored Hillary’s emails that he can now share with the FBI as part of the plea deal.

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May 24 11:09

Holy Taco’s Flowchart to Help You Determine What Religion You Should Follow

Not sure what religion to follow? Holy Taco has created this handy flowchart to help you make up your mind.

May 24 10:55

Hillary Clinton to California: “Drop Dead”

By now, anyone paying the least attention knows that the dishonest Democratic establishment and dishonest mainstream media have created a false narrative of bad behavior by Bernie Sanders supporters at the Nevada State Democratic State Convention on May 14. The evidence-free claims about “thrown chairs” (none) and “death threats” (tasteless insults) have been widely rebutted, but they have served their purpose all the same: taking attention away from the arrogant, autocratic management of the Nevada convention by establishment Democrats working on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

It’s a measure of Democratic Party panic that party leaders feel the need to run a despotic convention, autocratically ramming their preferred results through when there were only two national delegates at stake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a very real possibility that Judicial Watch may come up with enough bombshell information, created through a public lawsuit or indictment, which could damage Clinton enough, before the elections, that she would have to resign from the campaign.

That is why Sanders is smart to stay the course; because IF Clinton has to retire before the convention. at that point, Biden may make a grab for the nomination, bringing Sanders in as a Vice-Presidential candidate.

But I would very much suspect one thing from the Obama White House; if their internal polling suggests, even mildly, that Trump might win, the Obama Administration is going to put this country into one, or several horrific wars before Trump is sworn into office, to insure that his first hundred days, and beyond, if possible,will be absolute hell.

May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

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This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 10:36

Forbidden Alliance: US Won't Let Russia, Turkey, Iran Unite Against Daesh

Washington is trying to deter any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria: if the three countries unite their efforts against the terrorists, the jihadists will easily be defeated and the US will thereby lose its ability to destabilize the region, Iranian political analyst and former journalist Hassan Hanizadeh told Sputnik.

The US is thwarting any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran to fight the terrorist groups in Syria, Hassan Hanizadeh, former editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency MehrNews told Sputnik.

Meanwhile, Washington is using the terrorist groups operating on the ground in Syria as a tool to divide the countries of the region. Thus, the political editor added, the US is interested in keeping relations between Turkey and Russia strained and in stirring tensions between Iran and Turkey.

Washington, he explained, is interested in extending its sphere of influence in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And as the rotted corpses keep piling up in Syria, courtesy of US-government trained and funded jihadists, the US government doesn't give a rat's derriere about the carnage, as long as it believes it is on a path to oust Al-Assad.

Dare I say, in their minds, "the end justifies the means", even of the means results in thousands of innocent civilians, including women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, dead?!?

Sure as heck looks like it, from where I sit.

In the 21st century, the US government has become the most horrific "judge, jury, and executioner" toward the rest of the world humanly possible.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

May 24 10:04

A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.

Like Markopolos, Ortel has an impressive resume. Ortel’s LinkedIn profile shows that he received his B.A. from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously worked as a Managing Director at investment bank Dillon Read and later as a Managing Director at the financial research firm, Newport Value Partners. In more recent years, Ortel has been a contributor to a number of news outlets including the Washington Times and TheStreet.com.

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I certainly hope this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies!!

May 24 09:57

First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.

There’s no allegation that the foundation did anything improper; the probe has focused on McAuliffe and the electoral campaign donations, the officials said.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.

Among the McAuliffe donations that drew the interest of the investigators was $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, through his U.S. businesses. Wang was previously delegate to China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s ceremonial legislature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's funny, the way this article characterises China's National People's Congress as "ceremonial"; because right now, looking at the way members of Congress have been purchased by corporations, the US government's alleged representatives, look pretty darn ceremonial to me!

But getting back to McAuliffe, I seriously doubt that anything real , or any bombshell revelations, will be uncovered.

That being said, however, if it appears to the Clintonistas for one millisecond, as though this may be the case, look for Mc Auliffe to start to get "very very depressed" ; and we know, from the example of the death of Vincent Foster, just precisely where that "depression" can lead.

May 24 09:54

‘We have solution to your problem’

Austria presidential race: Nationalists give voters feeling of ‘We have solution to your problem’

In an effort to win over new supporters after the Austrian anti-immigration Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer nearly became the first far-right head of state in the EU, the government has promised to take measures on asylum for refugees and to boost security.

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(*another crooked election , I see .)

May 24 09:47

EgyptAir crash: Body parts retrieved from flight MS804 crash site 'point to an explosion on board aircraft'

A forensics official has said human remains retrieved from the area where EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed point to an explosion on board.

The anonymous official is part of Egypt's investigative team and has examined victim's remains at a morgue in Cairo.

He told the Associated Press that all 80 body parts received so far are small and that “there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head", adding: “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down...but I cannot say what caused the blast."

Egypt's al-Watan newspaper quoted another unnamed forensics official saying the plane blew up in mid-air, leaving remains “no larger than the size of a hand”, but that it has yet to be determined whether an explosive device was to blame.

The head of Egypt's forensics authority denied there was evidence of an explosion later on Tuesday.

May 24 09:41

Feds, PETA Find Animals Frozen Alive, Gassed, Sick At Pet Dealer

Federal investigators found at least 117 violations of 14 federal laws at a Pennsylvania pet dealer, where animals lived in filthy, cramped conditions and were left to freeze or suffer from sickness. The investigation was prompted by an undercover PETA video.

May 24 09:36

The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month

In East Africa’s most prosperous economy, the average city resident pays up to 16 bribes per month, according to Transparency International. Locals have dubbed Kenya “ya kitu kidogo” — the land of the “little something” — a kind of homeland of the bribe. And on the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi, the victims of those bribes point their finger at one perpetrator.

May 24 09:36

Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
The state-run news agency Sana said the attacks constituted a "serious escalation", and were aimed at derailing peace efforts.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks.
The cities, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, are part of the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad and have, until now, escaped the worst of the civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the carnage here.

Then, understand that behind it all is the United States Government, which is funding and training these insurgents, and attempting, by whatever means necessary, to throw Bashar Al-Assad out of office, and replace him with a compliant, western-centric puppet.

May 24 09:35

Texts from Sussex Police asking offenders to hand themselves in ‘surprisingly effective’

More than 13,000 people are subject to outstanding arrest warrants across England according to national reports earlier this month, and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne asked what the local picture was at a performance and accountability meeting last Friday (May 20).

May 24 09:34

The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month

In East Africa’s most prosperous economy, the average city resident pays up to 16 bribes per month, according to Transparency International. Locals have dubbed Kenya “ya kitu kidogo” — the land of the “little something” — a kind of homeland of the bribe. And on the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi, the victims of those bribes point their finger at one perpetrator.

May 24 09:30

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

The Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system.

On Friday, a DC-based think tank issued a report calling for additional funding to advance US missile defense technology to combat what they view as a rising nuclear missile threat from Russia.

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at Western assertions that Russia poses the preeminent threat to the US and NATO, labeling the idea of an attack against the military alliance "the type of thing that only crazy people think, and only when they are dreaming."

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Have these gentlemen gone utterly barking mad, to be suggesting such things, and have they completely lost their reality licence?!?

Russia has not demonstrated any national government behaviour which could possibly be construed as "aggressive" under Putin's watch; in fact, it has been more than reasonable, given the nature of US and NATO actions against it.

Rather than demonising Russia, the US government and military need to look at where its own weapons systems development and procurement systems are broken, and fix the problems.

And that problem starts with the incestuous relationship between weapons manufacturers and the Congressional representatives who award the contracts for those weapons. Those weapons companies are very "generous", in terms of how they support Congressional representatives who approve those contracts.

How this translates, at the end of the day, is that when US weapons are ultimately deployed in the field, they frequently do not work as advertised; are hideously over budget, and are delivered so late as to become very quickly obsolete.

There are two potential pieces of legislation which could fix the problem, but unfortunately could only possibly get passed when pigs fly.

The first is that US legislators cannot take any money, or any other perks, from any US weapons company, period, end of discussion. Any attempt to get around this result in getting fired from Congress, and a snap election held for a replacement.

The second is, if a weapon does not perform as specified in the field, according to the specifications defined by that company, that the weapons manufacturers will be subject not only to hefty fines, but also jail time for the heads of corporations which made those weapons.

May 24 09:24

White Wealthy Men Guilty Of Trusting Their Neighbors

As this article points out, trust decline’s as the years progress. Looking at immigration, America becomes more “diverse” each year because of mass non-White immigration which is rapidly altering demographics. Diversity creates less trust. When asked for a study to prove this, send your liberal friends Robert Putnam’s study who said diversity has a negative impact on social capital, leading to people “hunkering down,” and trust in strangers and neighborhoods dropping significantly. Robert is a Harvard political scientist so your liberal friends won’t cry racism.

May 24 09:06

Paul Ryan Slams VA Secretary, But Stops Short Of Calling For Resignation

Speaker Paul Ryan had harsh words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Tuesday, after the top VA official earlier compared health appointment wait times for veterans to lines at Disney. But most notable were the words Ryan didn’t use: that McDonald should resign.

“I don’t know if he should resign,” Ryan said Tuesday morning when asked if he, like Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), thought McDonald’s comments rose to that level. “He should clarify his comments, and he should show some empathy for our veterans that he’s supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale, a comment like this.”

McDonald made the case on Monday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that the VA should be measured less by doctor’s appointment wait times and more by satisfaction. “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?” McDonald asked. “What’s important? What’s important is: what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”

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Wait times for our Veterans can, literally, mean the difference between life and death.

That McDonald seems to be blissfully unaware of this reality should be, alone, is a damned good reason for sacking him, and right the heck now.

As most of you who know who have read my posts on this blog, I abhor the concept of war as a way of resolving geopolitical disputes; I encourage the US government to resolve these conflicts through good faith, hard-won, honorable negotiations which relieve tensions, and let commerce flow by creating win/win situations.

But when it comes to our Veterans, I firmly believe that they should have the highest level of medical and psychological care possible available to them, and in a very timely manner; as much as I hate the concept of war, these men and women have earned, and deserve this.

May 24 09:05

Donald Trump calls global warming a hoax, until it threatens his golf course

Donald Trump has mixed feelings about climate change.

In January 2014, he publicly wondered how the United States could be spending money to combat what, in his words, was a “GLOBAL WARMING HOAX.” In October, when Trump was bitten by the autumnal chill, the Republican presidential candidate snarked on Twitter that he could use “a big fat dose of global warming.” He told The Washington Post editorial board in March that he is “not a great believer in man-made climate change.”

May 24 09:04

Google HQ raided in Paris - EUR 1.6Bn tax fraud investigation

French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.
Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning.

May 24 08:57

We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems rank, classify, associate or filter information, using human-crafted or data-induced rules that allow for consistent treatment across large populations.

But while there may be efficiency gains from these techniques, they can also harbor biases against disadvantaged groups or reinforce structural discrimination. In terms of criminal justice, for example, is it fair to make judgments on an individual’s parole based on statistical tendencies measured across a wide group of people? Could discrimination arise from applying a statistical model developed for one state’s population to another, demographically different population?

May 24 08:52

HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT PAID HILLARY CLINTON FROM 2013-2015

In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015.

The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known.

It’s enough to make you sick.

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Now you know who owns Hillary Clinton.

You can fully, and rightly, expect that these relationships will steer both her domestic and international policies toward war, repression, more economic disparity, more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, and more abysmal misery for the working class in this country.

May 24 08:51

Military Sources: Russia to Give Crushing Response to Terrorists' Ceasefire Violation

Syrian opposition groups put out a statement on Monday, saying that they will no longer abide by a ceasefire agreement if the Syrian military doesn’t halt a major offensive on their positions in the suburbs of Damascus within 48 hours.

Now military officials say that the terrorist groups' threats which means non-commitment to the ceasefire will give Russia a pretext to intensify its attacks against the militants' positions.

"Russia is now preparing for a crushing response," they add.

May 24 08:49

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

May 24 08:48

World’s 16 biggest banks, including RBC, ordered to face Libor lawsuits in ruling court warns could ruin them

Sixteen of the world’s largest banks including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. must face antitrust lawsuits accusing them of hurting investors who bought securities tied to Libor by rigging an interest-rate benchmark, a ruling that an appeals court warned could devastate them.

The appellate judges reversed a lower-court ruling on one issue — whether the investors had adequately claimed in their complaints to have been harmed — while sending the cases back for the judge to consider another issue: whether the plaintiffs are the proper parties to sue, in part because their claims, if successful, provide for triple damages that could overwhelm the banks.

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It will be interesting to see how far this case is allowed to progress, as the rich rarely eat their own.

May 24 08:36

"PRE-CRIME" ARRIVES IN CHICAGO - BIG DATA TELLS COPS WHO'S NEXT TO BE SHOT

In Chicago, where homicides are out of control and estimated to top 550 in 2016 (the most since 2012), police are so desperate to correct the problem that they are throwing good old fashioned police work to the wind, and turning to 'Minority Report'-esque algorithms to do the work for them.

Authorities assume that by narrowing down the key players that are most likely to be involved in violence will allow them to stop it. Of course, civil liberties being irrelevant in today's world, the program is in use already. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says that there is a small segment of people driving the violence, and although homicides are on the rise after three years of the program, the "Strategic Subject List" generated by the fourth revision of the algorithm is the answer to stopping them. Supporters of the program point to statistics such as 117 of the 140 people arrested in a drug and gang raid last week being on the list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Grinding poverty, coupled with the offshoring/outsourcing of meaningful, well-paying jobs, are two of the biggest culprits in spawning violence in our inner cities, because in American society, if it is done intelligently and brutally enough, crime does pay.

The people living in America's inner cities understand this, because they see politicians at the highest level of American government (literally) get away with murder, when it suits their political agenda, and can do it with absolute impunity.

While the "special interest list" may help a little, it does nothing to actually address the root causes of such violence at all, because the answers here are economic, and they cannot be resolved by more repressive policing, or more algorithms.

Rahm Emanuel's tenure as mayor of this city has been an absolute, epic fail at every level, and the explosion of crime under his watch has been no exception.

Yet I have to wonder, just for speculation, and to "cement" her relationship to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at an even deeper level, if Hillary Clinton might be contemplating a Vice Presidential nomination for Mayor Emmanuel at the Democratic Convention, to utterly insure all the political clout of AIPAC is behind her, and her alone.

After all, he was senior adviser for policy and strategy in the Clinton Presidency.

Stranger things have happened in American politics, and right now, given the reality that Trump is pulling ahead of Clinton in the national polls, I would not bet against such a move.

May 24 08:07

U.S. GOVERNMENT SECRETLY DESTROYED EVIDENCE IN TRIAL OF ACCUSED “9/11 MASTERMINDS”

In another setback for the death penalty trial of the five men accused of aiding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, two defense lawyers for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed say the U.S. government secretly destroyed relevant evidence.

On May 11, defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks asked for judge Col. James Pohl and the prosecution team to be recused from the trial, and for the case to be shut down. Defense lawyers David Nevin and Maj. Derek Poteet say that the U.S. government destroyed evidence related to the case, according to the New York Times. The two men are unable to provide further details because the issue is classified, but Mr. Nevin said the evidence was “favorable” to the defendants.

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It is very clear to me that the evidence which was destroyed may well have exonerated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and that was precisely why it was destroyed by the US government.

May 24 08:04

TSA head of security 'removed from his position'

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration asked its head of security to turn in his badge and bright blue gloves. Kelly Hoggan has been 'removed from his post.'
An internal TSA memo distributed today and leaked to Reuters says the decision to remove and replace Kelly Hoggan came after the most recent round of complaints over impossibly long lines at TSA airport security checkpoints. The memo came from agency head Peter Neffenger.

The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee's official Twitter account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, that's a decent start; but in light of the fact that the TSA has proven itself pathologically incapable of catching any bad guys, or finding the practice bombs in luggage, why don't we disband this abysmally dysfunctional agency completely, and replace it with something far smarter, and far more respectful of passengers in the first place?!?

May 24 07:58

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm

A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, in one of the most "in-your-face" examples of how the Clintons think, and how they behave.

If Hillary wins/steals the White House, do you think, for one millisecond, that she will be have any differently?!?

May 24 03:15

Abe Foxman on the Cancerous State of Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism is the mother of all prejudices,” Mr. Foxman says. “Not only is it not abating, but it is increasing.”
Note: WHY!

May 24 02:47

Donald Trump To Hold Campaign Rally In Anaheim, Calif. This Wednesday

Let's hope this Southern California event is not sullied like the one held in Costa Mesa last month, about ten minutes south of Anaheim, when thousands of violent maniacal thugs and illegal aliens waving Mexican flags attacked people and vandalized vehicles, who were attending the Trump rally there.

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