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Apr 29 08:16

Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution.

Apr 29 08:15

Police’s “breaking story” on Freddie Gray’s recent spinal surgery – insult and mockery

It’s understandable and not surprising that police and their sympathizers would want to grab at straws to distance these officers from the terrible fate Freddie Gray suffered at their hands, but this is truly feeble and pathetic.

Even if it’s true that Freddie Gray had a car accident that gave him some whiplash, that does nothing to absolve the police of responsibly for his death from a severed spine, or explain why another man died ten years from the same injuries at the hands of the same police force.

But according to them, ‘Freddie should have stayed home, instead of going out to sell drugs.’ Never mind that there was never any evidence that he was engaged in such activities.

Apr 29 07:59

Police And National Guard Invade Baltimore Streets

This is a glimpse of what a martial law scenario would look like with militarized police and national guard being deployed to quell the riots in Baltimore.

Apr 29 07:57

Baltimore, and America's double standard on violence

Riots are always an interesting time to observe the mainstream press, because it's often when the mask of "objectivity" slips, and anchors and pundits slip into blatant editorializing. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer was stunned and outraged that the police weren't there to protect property. Don Lemon grilled the Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor over their insufficient aggressiveness in confronting the riot. Even David Simon, the creator of The Wire, told rioters to "go home."

Perhaps the best summary of this worldview came from Howard Kurtz, the media correspondent for Fox News, who wrote a tweet simultaneously bemoaning the rioting while implicitly absolving the police of wrongdoing for Gray's death:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad the violence is declining and was not echoed in other cities. That being said, let us not forget that the people of Baltimore and indeed all of the nation have a legitimate concern about the out-of-control police brutality committed by police of all colors against Americans of all colors. Hillary is already grandstanding this incident demanding a bond of trust and respect between the people and the police, but trust must be earned, not demanded, and respect is a two-way street. The police must show they respect the American citizen and in particular our rights under the Constitution before they can expect respect back.

Apr 29 07:50

2 Dachau Survivors Reflect On Nazi Germany's First Concentration Camp

It was 70 years ago that U.S. troops liberated Dachau concentration camp. Survivors and U.S. Army veterans are gathering at the site on the outskirts of Munich for a commemoration this weekend.
Note: Wouldn't like to see a headline Palestinians reflect on their holocaust which was and is real!

Apr 29 07:47

Al Jazeera America Charged with Anti-Semitism, Gender Bias in Wrongful Termination Suit

Most explosively, the suit claims that Mahmud made anti-Semitic remarks including the statement “whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell.”
Note: So what is anti-Semitic about that especially after the murders of thousands of Palestinians!

Apr 29 07:47

Baltimore Unrest: Police Credit Curfew as Overnight Violence Subsides

Baltimore police credited an overnight curfew with helping to restore some level of order in a community shaken by violence and unrest.

Law enforcement fired smoke canisters and pepper balls after some protesters defied the curfew, which went into effect at 10 p.m. and continued until 5 a.m. By midnight, 10 arrests had been made, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

"Curfew is, in fact, working," Batts said. "The city is stable. We'd like to keep it that way."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The curfew will be made permanent!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 29 07:41

Mother arrested for leaving sickening n--word post-it notes on her African-American neighbor's door calling them 'apes' and 'monkeys' during dispute over a parking space

A mother has been arrested for referring to her African-American neighbors as 'apes' during a dispute over a parking space.

Eva Chapin, 34, from West Linn, Oregon, was booked into jail after she left a string of offensive post-it notes on the door of the family home.

Apr 29 07:38

UN Cultural Agency Slams Israel's Claim to Religious Sites

The U.N. Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) executive board has adopted two resolutions condemning Israel for activities at locations whose religious significance for Jews goes back thousands of years.

Apr 29 07:17

Poll: Japanese have low opinion of Americans

Americans overwhelmingly think of Japanese as hardworking, inventive and honest, with few negative personal traits. The Japanese view of Americans is, well — about the opposite, according to the survey by the non-partisan Pew Research Center.
Note: Why? Israel

Apr 29 07:16

Satellite Images Show The Destruction That Has Taken Place In Nepal (8 pics)

Nepal was recently hit by an 7.8 magnitude earthquake which caused 4,000 people to lose their lives. The nation has been torn apart by the destruction and it has drastically altered their landscape. Owner of the detailed spy satellite, Digital Globe has recently released before and after satellite photos that show just how much damage the earthquake did.

Apr 29 05:31

In Stealth Move, Congress Backs Israeli Right's War on Settlement Boycotts

The finance committees of the House and Senate have approved amendments to a trade bill that equate boycotts of West Bank settlement products with boycotts of Israel, strengthening efforts by the Israeli right to silence opponents of West Bank settlements.
Both committees approved the amendments unanimously. Each committee then approved its version of the trade bill on a split vote, with Republicans in favor and Democrats divided for and against.

Apr 29 04:58

Soros funded leftist media labels pleas for nonviolence racist, calls for violence as a legitimate political strategy

Calling smashed police cars and burning stores, “reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence,” Hart details the belief held by many on the left that any action taken by black protesters is legitimate and should not be criticized.

Apr 29 01:48

Most 8th Graders Score Low on US History, Civics

Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.

(*When an eighth grade history course is essentially a weaved web of lies , it has to be next to impossible for a person that young to untangle it , and get a good grade .
Introduce this http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#axz... to the curriculum , and see how the kids perform .)

Apr 29 01:29

Barclays Profit Rises

Barclays Profit Rises; Sets Aside More for Currency Probe

Barclays Plc posted a gain in first-quarter profit matching analysts’ estimates, even as it set aside an additional 800 million-pound ($1.2 billion) provision toward settling allegations it rigged currency benchmarks.

Apr 29 00:54

Supreme Court to Hear Oklahoma Inmates’ Lethal Injection Case

The case, Glossip v. Gross, was brought by three convicted murderers in Oklahoma who argue that the state’s recently adopted three-drug combination violates the Eighth Amendment because it poses a significant risk of terrible suffering.

Oklahoma and several other states have turned to the sedative, midazolam, as the initial agent in lethal injections because manufacturers in Europe and the United States have refused to sell them the barbiturates that were traditionally used to render prisoners unconscious.

But midazolam was implicated in three prolonged executions last year in which prisoners appeared to suffer.

Apr 29 00:43

Baltimore Mother Praised By Police For Dragging Son Out Of Riots

"You know, you shouldn’t be mad at your mother, you should give her a hug.”’

(* http://www.when-is.com/mothers-day-2015.asp ?)

Apr 29 00:30

Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation

From Amar Singh with love: Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation to Clinton Foundation

A new book has raked up again the claim that former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh may have been behind a generous $5 million donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, and possibly acted as a conduit.

The allegations, which were first levelled against Singh in 2008 in a New York Times report, have resurfaced after a book raised questions over the donation made a individual named Amar Singh to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, around the same time Congress was debating the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

Apr 29 00:19

Ukraine: Massive Forest Fire Threatens Abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

Emergency crews in Ukraine are trying to stop a massive forest fire from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatesenyuk has flown over the area in the north of the country.

There was a warning that high winds were blowing the flames towards Chernobyl where, 29 years ago this week, a reactor fire led to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

A 30 kilometre exclusion zone remains in place around the plant, which is still contaminated by radioactive particles.

Apr 28 21:57

Who Hacked the White House? The Russia-haters are sure they know

Not a shred of evidence is given as to the identity or nationality of the hackers except the assertions of anonymous government officials. We have to wait until the seventh paragraph to read that they “are presumed to be linked to the Russian government, if not working for it.”

Apr 28 21:46

Watch the Citizens of Baltimore Stand up to the Mob

Despite the best attempts of some to portray the unrest in Baltimore as a kind of righteous resistance against an unjust system, the evidence suggests otherwise. By now we’ve all seen footage of the looting and the burning store fronts. For Baltimore, the past few days have been absolute madness as the vile and the ignorant took to the streets to wreck their city.

Apr 28 19:31

What Makes Brussels More Equal Than Others

Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad ran a little article recently that we’re surprised no other news organization picked up. It concerned a proposal in the European Parliament in which the parliamentarians got to vote on raising their own paycheck (always a good idea). The best thing about the story is that not everyone voted in favor.

Most did though. It much amused me to see that apparently it was Angela Merkel’s party, the German Christian Democrats, which was behind the proposal. Initially, they had even wanted double what they actually got. Here’s some numbers and details – and please forgive me for not being a math wizard -.

Apr 28 19:23

Ontario Budget Will Result in Devastating Hospital Cuts If Funding is Not Improved

(Toronto) – For the fourth consecutive year Ontario’s hospitals will suffer real-dollar budget cuts according to today’s Ontario Budget. This is the longest unbroken period of real-dollar public hospital cuts in Ontario’s history. Already, Ontario has cut hospital beds more drastically than virtually anywhere else in Canada, or the industrialized world. Maternity units, entire wards, even entire hospitals are threatened with closure. Despite all rhetoric and false claims, these are not services that are being replaced in community care. The hospital cuts are resulting in accelerated privatization, hardship for patients and unsafe hospital overcrowding that now ranks among the worst in the developed world.

While the government has openly announced its plans to privatize Ontario Hydro, the real-dollar cuts across all public services and health care also mean damaging – and potentially irreversible – cuts, closures and privatization of needed health care and other social services.

Apr 28 18:56

Low Fat and Low Saturated Fat Diet Bad for Health

The mantra that saturated fat is bad for you and must be removed to reduce the risk of heart disease has been drummed into public consciousness for almost four decades. But independent scientific evidence shows that this advice has paradoxically increased our cardiovascular risk. And the obsession with total cholesterol levels has led to the over- medication of millions with statins with yet more harm than benefit.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) re-opened the debate on dietary fat and cholesterol lowering drugs with major articles published in October 2013, especially one by cardiologist Aseem Malhotra at Croydon University Hospital, London on why saturated fat is not the major issue [1], and another by John Abramson at Harvard Medical School and three colleagues in US and Canada universities asking if people at low risk of cardiovascular disease should take a statin [2].

Apr 28 18:22

Over the past four years, more than 100 people in Baltimore have won court judgments or settlements related to allegations of brutality and civil rights violations.

The city has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits claiming that police officers brazenly beat up alleged suspects. One hidden cost: The perception that officers are violent can poison the relationship between residents and police.

Apr 28 18:21

“We limit the president to two terms. It’s about time we limit the terms of Congress!” he blared. Back in the U.S. Senate, the idea was quickly dismissed — by Paul’s fellow Republicans.

Rand Paul took the stage in Louisville this month for his presidential campaign kickoff and delivered a thunderous pronouncement to cheering supporters. “We limit the president to two terms. It’s about time we limit the terms of Congress!” he blared.

Apr 28 18:19

12 Unanswered Questions About The Baltimore Riots That They Don’t Want Us To Ask

Why did the Baltimore riots seem like they were perfectly staged to be a television event? Images of police vehicles burning made for great television all over the planet, but why were there abandoned police vehicles sitting right in the middle of the riot zones without any police officers around them in the first place?

Apr 28 17:12

Insight - A New Stockholm To Be Built Within 6 Years

The Swedish political elite have plans to build a new city, funded entirely by Swedish taxpayers, to accommodate the massive wave of incoming immigrants. This radical plan also proposes the confiscation of summer homes and the conversion of old historical buildings and churches in order to facilitate the arrival of new immigrants. Meanwhile, Sweden's welfare system is plummeting as politicians suffer from Stockholm syndrome, trying to be a "humanitarian superpower." Native Swedes have been chosen to carry the weight of the world, sacrificing themselves on the altar of multiculturalism.

Apr 28 16:34

Police procedural 2015: Kill all suspects?

It’s best to shoot to kill with all suspects. Do not call for back up to help take them down. Do not rely on pepper spray or non lethal ammunition.

Apr 28 16:05

Merck & Co. Trading 5.1% Higher Following Strong Earnings

Merck & Co, Inc, is a health care company. The Company delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Company’s operations are principally managed on a products basis and are comprised of four operating segments, which are the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Consumer Care and Alliances segments.

(*To Die For !)

Apr 28 14:17

The Orioles and White Sox will play in front of an empty stadium

On Monday and Tuesday, games between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards were cancelled due to safety concerns related to protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. Because of a lack of common off days among teams in the typical Major League Baseball schedule, additional cancellations would have been nearly impossible to make up, but the solution is still stunning: Wednesday's game will be played in front of an empty stadium.

Apr 28 12:38

Embracing the Saudi War on Yemen

Saudis have been helped by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has relied on the powerful Israel Lobby and his own rhetoric to divert the U.S. Congress from a focus on Al-Qaeda and its hyper-brutal spinoff, the Islamic State, to Iran, which both Saudi Arabia and Israel have designated their primary regional enemy.

Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground, reports Robert Parry.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 12:23

The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags, or Shut Up

Ray loathed warmongering and would approve of my second hero. This is Scott McIntyre, a young SBS soccer journalist who, in four now famous Tweets, set out to counter the authoritarian sludge that demands that Australians celebrate the centenary of a criminal waste of life in the British imperial invasion of Turkey a century ago — in which Australians and New Zealanders, the “Anzacs”, took part — rather than recognise unpalatable truths about the past and present.

Opportunistic politicians and journalists have turned this melancholy event into a death cult that puzzles foreigners. Federal governments have spent almost $400 million promoting it as a fake patriotism – more than Britain, France, Germany and Canada combined: countries that lost many more men in the 1914-18 bloodfest. Today, the military and venal militarism are virtually off-limits for real public criticism.

Why? Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfil a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington’s “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific.

Apr 28 12:17

Man's decade old arrest, death draws similarities to Baltimore's Freddie Gray case

Five years ago Friday, April 24, 2010, a judge sided with the estate of Dondi Johnson, Sr., a 43-year-old man who died two weeks after a ride in a police transport vehicle.

ABC2 looked into the documents to see if there are any similarities between the two cases.

Apr 28 12:05

Vienna University of Technology: Is the universe a hologram?

At first glance, there is not the slightest doubt: to us, the universe looks three dimensional. But one of the most fruitful theories of theoretical physics in the last two decades is challenging this assumption. The "holographic principle" asserts that a mathematical description of the universe actually requires one fewer dimension than it seems. What we perceive as three dimensional may just be the image of two dimensional processes on a huge cosmic horizon.

Up until now, this principle has only been studied in exotic spaces with negative curvature. This is interesting from a theoretical point of view, but such spaces are quite different from the space in our own universe. Results obtained by scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) now suggest that the holographic principle even holds in a flat spacetime.

Apr 28 11:33

Read Ted Cruz's 2009 Defense of Obama's Stimulus as an Aid to America's "Economic Recovery"

What a difference a job title ($695-an-hour corporate lawyer versus Senator) and a few years makes... Well, moves like this definitely help explain his rise to the top (of the American political pond where only the scum rises to the top).

What a total and utter hypocrite Ted Cruz is. Most people don't even realize if this guy gets in, Goldman Sachs will literally be living in the White House. Oh sure, Cruz's wife Heidi, who up until recently worked in Latin American mergers and acquisitions for the too-big-to-fail banking giant, took a little time off to help him run his campaign for president... but let's stop kidding ourselves.

Apr 28 11:27

Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies From Nepal But Leaves the Mothers Behind

An Israeli Boeing-747 returned from Nepal to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and among its 229 passengers were 15 Israeli babies, all born within the last six weeks to surrogate mothers in Nepal.

Some of the babies were with their Israeli parents and others were cared for by Israeli passengers. None of the surrogate mothers were allowed to travel.

Apr 28 10:43

Iranian General Accuses US of Organizing 9/11 Terror Attacks to Justify Middle East Invasion

Nooooo. They wouldn't do that... would they? Kill 3,000 of our own citizens just to create a freedom-less police state and theater of seemingly never ending multiple wars (on terror) for profit and empire?

Apr 28 10:34

The Sovereign Nation of Shetland

Sovereign Nation of Shetland follows SNP lead.

Following the SNP's lead, the Sovereign Nation of Shetland (the SNS) is promoting a manifesto in an election it cannot possibly win, but in which it may be able to exert some influence. Just as the SNP is intent on independence from the UK, the SNS manifesto promotes the benefits of independence from Scotland. What's good for the goose is apparently good for the gander.

Spokesman Stuart Hill said: “Official figures reveal that Shetland would be £76 million better off – that's £7,600 per household. Half-price petrol and 20%off goods and services, plus fair money, fair justice and most of all fair democracy are additional benefits. When you add North Sea oil to the mix and the fact that Shetland has a £131 million per year positive trade balance with the rest of the world, independence does not seem so impossible or frightening – unless viewed from the UK perspective.”

Apr 28 10:31

Everything You Need To Know About Rioting Thugs In Baltimore Summed Up In One Cartoon

Outspoken Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. blasted Baltimore rioters and the left-wing agenda he says created the powder keg that blew up into violence.

On Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Clarke told the host that liberal policies, not the death of accused drug dealer Freddie Gray, are responsible for the violence in the city.

Apr 28 10:31

Sheriff Clarke: ‘Riots a Result of Liberal Policies’ that have ‘Created Permanent Underclass’

Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. has spoken out against the riots in Baltimore. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of liberal policies which he says have created a powder keg which has exploded into violence.

Apr 28 10:25

Utility-issued ‘smart’ meters explode on 5,000 homes after truck rams utility pole

Thousands of California residents were left without power recently after their so-called “smart” meters exploded due to an unexpected power surge. According to CBS Sacramento, more than 5,000 homes in the Stockton area were left with blackened, charred, and completely destroyed smart meters after a dump truck crashed into a nearby utility pole, pulling the static line down onto the distribution line.

Apr 28 10:19

Just 42 percent of the residents in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood are employed

Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, was born into Sandtown’s literally toxic ghetto, according to a lawsuit he and his two sisters filed in 2008. The Sun’s Jean Marbella writes that the family claimed damaging lead levels in their blood as children led to “multiple educational, behavioral and medical problems.” They settled in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Whether because of lead or even more intractable structural problems, Sandtown has been unable to shake the kinds of economic woes prevalent in other predominantly African-American inner city neighborhoods.

Here are the terrifying facts about Sandtown, according to U.S. Census tract data.

— Just 42 percent of residents are employed, compared to the national average of 59 percent.

— Thirty-three percent of residential properties are vacant or abandoned.

— Just 54 percent of its residents are even in the labor force, even though 77 percent of residents are between 20 and 64 years old.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you don't have a healthy environment, meaningful education, leading to meaningful jobs and the ability to better yourself, you are in a very, very bad situation indeed.

Hopelessness, exacerbated by police brutality, will ultimately lead to violence.

And it is very obvious that Baltimore PD has some industrial strength soul-searching to do about not letting officers, sworn to uphold the law, break it by brutalizing suspects, and not following standards and practices to the letter.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Apr 28 10:19

Oklahoma lawmaker threatens to set himself on fire over abortion issue

During a discussion of a recent Oklahoma senate bill linked to pay raises for judicial personnel, a representative became so upset he threatened the possibility of setting himself on fire in protest.
"If I were not a Christian, and didn't have a prohibition against suicide, I'd walk across the street [to the state Supreme Court building], douse myself in gasoline and set myself on fire to protest the evil that is going on over there...” Oklahoma State Rep. Kevin Calvey, (R-Oklahoma City) raged last week.

Apr 28 10:19

New Kinloch mayor blocked by police from entering city hall: "...she was also told she’d been impeached before she got a chance to start."

Betty McCray was not only prevented from entering city hall, she was also told she’d been impeached before she got a chance to start.
McCray ran for mayor in the April 7 election and won.
“I won. The people spoke,” McCray said. “I was sworn in by the St. Louis County. Today I take office. I want them out, I want the keys.”

Apr 28 10:03

At least 1,000 doctors say Dr. Oz should resign

At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds.

Apr 28 10:02

Russia cuts nuclear arms stockpiles to minimal levels fulfilling all points of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons... making a considerable contribution to the process of comprehensive and complete disarmament.

Russia has been consistently fulfilling all points of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), including its Article VI, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Apr 28 10:00

Paul Volcker Invests in Foreign Banks as He Lectures on U.S. Bank Reform

Last Monday, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker held a press conference at the National Press Club to release his nonprofit’s plan for reforming U.S. bank regulation. Volcker’s plan includes elevating the Federal Reserve to even greater heights as a super regulator of a consolidated system. That’s exactly the opposite of what Congress has in mind as it holds hearings on fatal conflicts of interests between the Fed and Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that there are two prerequisites for getting into the top levels of the banking industry; the morals of a trout, and a conscience which has been surgically removed.

Apr 28 09:56

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE REAL WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS

Few things would benefit the middle class more than ending the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies erode middle-class families’ standards of living while benefiting the financial and political elites. Middle-class Americans may gain some temporary benefits from Federal Reserve created booms, but they also suffer from the inevitable busts.

As I write this, the dollar still reigns as the world’s reserve currency. However, there are signs that other economies are moving away from using the dollar as the reserve currency, and this trend will accelerate as the Federal Reserve continues to pump more fiat currency into the economy and as resentment toward our foreign policy grows. Eventually, international investors will lose confidence in the US economy, the dollar will lose its reserve currency status, and the dollar bubble will burst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That slippage of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency may well be closer than many people think.

Apr 28 09:53

Idaho City Tells Pastors “Do Gay Marriages” or Face Jail Time

In yet another battle for religious freedom in this country, a city in Idaho is acting far more like it is from North Korea or the old Soviet Union. The Washington Times reports:

Apr 28 09:52

Baltimore: The Rioters were Set Up

The police stood down and refrained from their usual brutality, for the cameras. Those rioters were set up. They were incited by a brutal unprovoked murder of one of their friends and left to destroy some insured property that was dispensable to the establishment. It served the more important purpose of “demonstrating” how “thuggish” these rioters are….not.

Apr 28 09:51

BALTIMORE RIOTER SLAPPED BY MOM ON NEWS

A mother has been praised for disciplining her son for taking part in the violence in Baltimore that erupted on Monday.

Apr 28 09:49

Baltimore Police Caught On Video Beating and Arresting Reporters During Protests

The mainstream media wasn’t particularly interested in covering the massive protests in Baltimore last Saturday. But once they heard about isolated incidences of violence at the rallies demanding “Justice for Freddie Gray” the began scrambling to hone in, while ignoring the rampant police brutality at the same marches.

Outside of the local area, the media has been silent on the police on the scene beating and arresting journalists, after first attempting to stop them from recording.

Apr 28 09:48

The Supreme Court Stole Your Right to CHECK the FEDS POWER

What do you call a situation where the law is ignored? Tyranny.

What about where the law is turned on its head? Fraud.

What about where the government steals the rights of the people to expand its own powers? Corruption.

Apr 28 09:48

Video: Cop Slams Woman Face-First Into Ground, Breaks Facial Bones, Smashes Teeth

A California woman broke four bones in her face and lost several teeth after a cop lost it and smashed her head into the ground while she was handcuffed at a police station.

Apr 28 09:47

Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns Amid Allegations He Falsified Training Records Of Eric Harris' Killer

Tulsa Country Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned after documents revealed he unfairly promoted Robert Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who mistakenly shot Eric Harris earlier this month.

Tulsa World reports that recently released documents show Albin falsified Bates' training records and quashed his colleagues' concerns about the deputy.

Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Albin's resignation today at a County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive, shot and killed Harris on April 2. Bates says he meant to Taser Harris but grabbed his handgun by mistake. Bates was charged with second-degree homicide April 14, and turned himself in.

Apr 28 09:44

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily Pagina 12, provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators and local Argentine Zionists in government and out.

Apr 28 09:37

"Election candidate wants gay people jailed, adultery made illegal and rock bands outlawed"

An election candidate who wants rock music banned, gay people jailed and feminism abolished has rejected claims she is extreme

Susan Anne White, who caused a stir when she stood in last year's council elections, is now aiming to become MP for West Tyrone.

Apr 28 09:36

10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens

10,000 people from across the country peacefully protested in Baltimore in support of the seeking of justice of the death of Freddie Gray. Despite the fact that 100 of the 10,000 acted up and approximately 35 people were arrested after the peaceful protest, (that’s about 1%), much of the mainstream media used attention grabbing words in their headlines like ‘Protest Turns Destructive, (USA Today)’ ‘Scenes of Chaos In Baltimore… (NY Times), Dozens Arrested After Protest Turns Violent (WBAL TV). One website BreitBart.com’s headlines read: 1,000 Black Rioters In Baltimore Smash Police Cars, Attack Motorists In Frenzied Protest.

Apr 28 08:57

Baltimore City Police Radio Feed

Apr 28 08:57

Baltimore riots: Security beefed up, cleanup starts after looting, fires

Charred cars and buildings. Hospitalized police officers. Looted and damaged businesses. No school, because it might not be safe for children to go outside.

That was the stark reality Tuesday after a day and night that saw 202 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 19 structure fires, according to city spokesman Kevin Harris.

"What happened ... destroyed so much of the progress that the people who actually live here have been working for," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, calling Monday "a very dark day for our city."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest word from Baltimore police radio is that the protests are starting again.

Apr 28 08:54

Rioters cutting fire hoses to sabotage Baltimore firefighters

Apr 28 08:52

RAW: Baltimore Riots BOMB Explosion & Tears Gas Clash Protesters Burn Police Cars!

Apr 28 08:45

Map: Monday's Baltimore violence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Baltimore Sun has dropped their paywall for the duration of these events.

Apr 28 08:44

Track The Real-Time Position Of Ship Which Pentagon Says Was Seized By Iran

Following initial confusion about which ship was shot at, seized and confiscated by Iran, with Arabiya and Farsnews reporting it was a US ship with 34 soldiers on board, while the Pentagon subsequently stating there were no US personnel on the cargo ship which was a Marshall Island-flagged cargo vessel, the Maersk Tigris, the situation still remains fluid, especially considering the latest news out of the Pentagon:

U.S. SENT DESTROYER AND AIRCRAFT TO MONITOR SHIP, WARREN SAYS

But why if it isn't a US ship? And how will Iran react when the US naval "cavalry" arrives in its territorial waters?

Some more news on the ship in question: according to Bloomberg, the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel was in international waters when taken by Iranian navy, Cor Radings, external spokesman for Rickmers Ship Management, says by phone. Rickmers is manager of vessel. 24 crew on board ship; not known why vessel was taken. Rickmers trying to re-establish contact with vessel.

Apr 28 08:44

Defence contractor run by Colonel Tim Collins OBE under investigation for fraud in Afghanistan

A defence contractor run by one of Britain’s best-known military figures is under criminal investigation by the US government’s watchdog against fraud and waste in Afghanistan, The Independent can reveal.

It can also be revealed that the company founded by Colonel Tim Collins OBE – who is best known for delivering a powerful speech to his men on the eve of the Iraq war – is facing questions over a $176m (£116m) US contract to train Afghan security forces in counterinsurgency.

Apr 28 08:42

Like most US police depts, Baltimore police received training in Israel

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Trained in Israel to treat Americans like Palestinians.

The training was called "Project Interchange."

Apr 28 08:21

The Baltimore Riots: The Stunning Comments By Orioles Owner's Son

"...my greater source of personal concern, outrage... is focused upon an American political elite that have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the US..., plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and followed that action around by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state."

Apr 28 07:42

Are The Baltimore Riots Being Manipulated?

Is it possible that there are people out there that are attempting to inflame the Baltimore riots for their own twisted purposes? I don’t know if you have noticed, but there has seemed to be lots of unprotected police vehicles parked very close to where all of the protests have been happening.

Apr 28 07:33

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Dirty Tricks: Agent Provocateur

Apr 28 07:29

Frustrated Professor Flunks An Entire Class For Being Jerks

Fed up with a class full of students he called "a disgrace to the school," Texas A&M Galveston professor Irwin Horwitz finally did what many teachers before him have threatened: he flunked the entire class.
After what he calls a semester full of disrespect, backstabbing, lying, and cheating, Horwitz said "Enough was enough."

Apr 28 07:24

Father's Very Honest Obituary For His Daughter Has Gone Viral For Mentioning Her Drug Addiction

After Molly Parks died of a heroin overdose, her father didn't want to hide that fact in her obituary.
Molly Parks died on April 16, 2015 at the age of 24 from an overdose of heroin.

Apr 28 07:09

Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

“Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.

Apr 28 07:06

Goldsmiths Union insists it isn't racist or sexist... after their diversity officer Bahar Mustafa banned white people from equality event

A London university students’ union today “wholeheartedly” refuted claims of racism and sexism after white people and men were banned from an event to promote equality.

Goldsmiths, University of London, faced a backlash after students were invited to an event to discuss “diversifying the curriculum” but told that white people and men should not come.

Apr 28 05:56

In Every City In America There Are People Ready To Riot, Loot And Set Things On Fire

Make sure to watch that last video. It shows a man literally being dragged out of his store and ruthlessly beaten by a gang of young thugs. Because of the decisions that we have made as a society, this is what the future of our country is going to look like. This is something that I have been warning about for years, and now it is here.

Apr 28 05:50

National Guard on the streets as Baltimore riots: Bloods and Crips call truce amid chaos, stores looted, buildings burning, leftist media silent

Baltimore, Maryland (INTELLIHUB) — Sections of Baltimore plunged into full-scale chaos Monday with protesters setting stores and cars on fire as well as attacking police, random citizens, and members of the media.

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 28 04:10

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israeli attempted to sidetrack the Argentine investigation, by involving some of its powerful Wall Street assets and influential pro-Israel lobbies (the Anti-Defamation League, AIPAC among others). Their purpose was to fabricate ‘evidence’ in order to implicate Iran in the crime and to manipulate their influential assets in Argentina, especially in this case, chief prosecutor Nisman and many of the leaders of DAIA, to accuse the Argentine government of complicity in an ‘Iranian cover-up’.

Apr 28 04:06

German Jewish family recounts ordeal of living in Israel

German Jewish family: We will never return to Israel ever. We are grateful to the German authorities for our salvation. Israel is a cruel and merciless country…..

Apr 28 04:03

Writers Withdraw From PEN Gala to Protest Award to Charlie Hebdo

Under the guise of the “War on Terror,” there has indeed been a systematic assault on free speech: though it’s been one waged by Western governments primarily against their Muslim citizens. For that reason, it has provoked almost no objections from those who dressed up as free speech crusaders that week.

Apr 28 01:09

If Americans Knew/Kilmer

A year and a half ago Congressman Derek Kilmer and his wife went on a $19,000 junket to Israel paid for by an Israel advocacy organization.
Now Kilmer is on the House Appropriations Committee, and he has introduced a bill to give Israel $286 million ABOVE the over $8 million per day it already it gets from American taxpayers.
Note: Had enough yet!

Apr 27 23:27

DOJ behind Baltimore riots: US activist

Apr 27 23:23

Baltimore Burning For The World To See

Apr 27 22:09

Saudis Try Yemen Peace Initiative: For More Than an Hour

US-sponsored war crimes resume as Yemenis fail to give up their country

Apr 27 21:55

Russia 1,700 - America Zero: Number of Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Yemen

What do you call a nation going all-out to help desperate foreign nationals trapped in war zone hell: heroic and honorable by any standard! Led by a president and other officials valuing human life and welfare!

Apr 27 20:47

Germanwings Computer Caused Crash? Michael Rivero

Apr 27 18:05

Gov. declares state of emergency; activates National Guard

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard. And, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued a citywide curfew to start Tuesday night.

Speaking Monday evening, the mayor issued a general curfew to start at 10 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. each night starting Tuesday night until May 4. The curfew starts at 9 p.m. for those 14 and under.

Apr 27 17:37

This is a REAL Commercial from AARP: “Riots Nationwide Have Prompted The Government To Declare Martial Law”

It has no place whatsoever within the context of the ad... they deliberately put this in.

Apr 27 17:19

Commando Chick investigates why this shutdown Walmart is being fortified at it’s rear entrance

BRANDON, Florida (INTELLIHUB) — It appears someone, or some agency, is taking the task of securing/fortifying the back of the local Walmart store seriously just after it was recently closed for ‘plumbing issues’.

Apr 27 13:03

Gattaca Is Here: the World's First Recorded Genetic Modification of a Human Embryo

What will happen if your children or their children cannot afford their genetic upgrades?

It won't just be a better world for those who can afford them; it will be a world of penalization in every way imaginable for those who cannot.

The bottom line is that not everyone will be able to afford genetically enhanced embryos in a world of lunatic technocratic elites and their artificial limitations, a world where many cannot even afford to fill their bellies as an insane wealth gap continues to widen. Because what we are seeing today was previously considered science fiction before now, let's look to science fiction to show us what the future will actually bring. The 1997 movie Gattaca immediately comes to mind...

Apr 27 12:51

BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients

The free market victories against the sleazy biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.

Apr 27 12:35

UN: Yemeni groups on verge of peace when Saudi bombed

The outgoing UN envoy on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has told the UN Security Council that rival Yemeni groups were on the verge of a peace deal before Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes last month and declared that “outside interference” will only worsen the conflict.

Apr 27 12:17

Trace Amounts: Official site

Apr 27 11:16

Democrats Stacking Voter Rolls With Aliens

The federal government is currently muscling millions of aliens onto American voter rolls in time for the upcoming 2016 elections.
A new program under the Department of Homeland Security’s Task Force on New Americans is urging legal immigrants to become registered voters.

Apr 27 11:14

U.S. Soldier Uses Heart Breaking Wikileaks Video To Make His Point

Below is a very disturbing and well-known Wikileaks video exposing what happened (and is still happening) in the Middle East on a daily basis. It’s called “Collateral Murder,” and the solider you see in the video is Ethan McCord; he is one of many soldiers heard in the Wikileaks video who were deployed in Iraq.

Apr 27 11:14

Pentagon can’t account for $1 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

The Defense Department can’t account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report released Thursday concludes.

Apr 27 10:56

Harvard Students Say Biggest Threat To Peace Is Not ISIS; It’s…

Students at Harvard University claimed the United States is a bigger threat to world peace than the Islamic State during a series of interviews.
“American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are destabilizing the region and allowing groups like ISIS to gain power,” said one student.

Apr 27 10:56

OUTRAGE: Baltimore Rioters Were “Given Space” to Destroy

Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instructed police to give rioting mobs “space” to carry out their destruction.

“I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech,” she said to the press.

Apr 27 10:54

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency

The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding public events in and around the Beltway. But it turns out the TED organization also has a quiet partnership with one of the area’s most secretive organizations in Langley, Virginia.

Even the clandestine CIA isn’t immune to TED. Apparently they throw an annual all-day event to inspire innovation and, according to people who attended this year’s gathering, transparency.

Clearly embracing the theme of the day, the CIA can’t talk about it.

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I don't whether to laugh or cry at that one!!

Apr 27 10:49

Deadly earthquake: Death toll crosses 4,000

The death toll from Saturday's deadly 7.9 magnitude quake and a seriers of aftershocks that struck various parts of Nepal has crossed 4,000 as of Monday evening.

According to information provided by Home Ministry, 944 lost their lives in Sindhupalchwok and 913 have lost their lives in Kathmandu. Likewise, 299 in Dhading, 234 in Bhaktapur, 422 in Nuwakot, 223 in Gorkha, 193 in Kavre, 155 in Lalitpur, 150 in Rasuwa, 65 in Dolakha, 33 in Makwanpur, 26 in Ramechhap, 16 in Khotang and Okhaldhunga each, died in the catastrophe.

The ministry informed that 6,833 people have been injured. Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and locals are conducting the search and rescue operation.

Apr 27 10:45

Here are 5 ways it’s become a crime to be poor in America — punishable by further impoverishment

The criminalization of America’s poor has been quietly gaining steam for years, but a recent study, “The Poor Get Prison,” co-authored by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr, reveals the startling extent to which American municipalities are fining and jailing the country’s most vulnerable people, not just punishing them for being poor, but driving them deeper into poverty.

“In the last ten years,” Barbara Ehrenreich writes in the introduction, “it has become apparent that being poor is in itself a crime in many cities and counties, and that it is a crime punished by further impoverishment.”

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The decently paying, middle-class jobs have been offshored/outsourced with such a vengeance by major corporations (who bribe politicians to look the other way) to the point where living wages, in many areas of the country, have gone the way of the dodo bird.

Apr 27 10:44

Liberal Hypocrisy on Voter ID and Gun Control Perfectly Illustrated

Recent actions taken by states to enhance the integrity of America’s electoral process by requiring voter ID cards, an idea that most Americans support, has caused quite a stir among liberals.
Author James Boyard once wrote, “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”

Apr 27 10:44

This Sheriff Tells The Truth About Black Culture; Liberals Outraged

A video from a Sheriff is getting a lot of attention but not for what you think.
Sheriff David Morgan lets the facts rip during his video about racism and the black community.

Of course, he’ll probably get a lot of blowback for this but what he’s saying is the truth.

Apr 27 10:39

POLICE ‘COUP’ PREVENTS NEWLY-ELECTED ST. LOUIS AREA MAYOR FROM TAKING OFFICE

Mayor Betty McCray was recently elected to the office of mayor in the St. Louis County city of Kinloch. But in spite of the fact that the St. Louis County Board of Elections have certified the election results, the local police turned out by the dozen to block her from entering city hall and beginning her work as mayor.

Nearly two dozen police officers greeted McCray on her first day of work, as she tried to enter city hall.

Political opponents met her at the door and wrongly told her that she had been “impeached” before even taking the job. But that’s simply not true.

Mayor McCray has not been impeached and she won the April 7th election. But police were there in what seems to be a small town coup of sorts, enforcing an illegal bar on the newly-elected mayor and preventing her from taking office.

“I won. The people spoke,” McCray explained. “I was sworn in by St. Louis County. Today I take office. I want them out, I want the keys.”

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This is just plain nuts.

IF, in Fact, Mrs. McCray did win, she should be sworn in, and allowed to do her duty for the city of Kinloch. If the police keep blocking her, literally, from her office, the Governor of Missouri needs to get involved. If the Governor refuses, the United States Commission on Civil Rights needs to get involved.

If there is no resolution, we may well see here the kind of riots here that we saw in Ferguson.

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

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This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

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This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:20

CIVIL UNREST HAS BEGUN IN BALTIMORE AND THIS IS ONLY JUST THE START OF SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER

On Saturday night, the city of Baltimore resembled a warzone as protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned wildly violent. One eyewitness reported watching the streets around him and his friend “turn into madness” as they left a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Car windows were smashed, stores were robbed, chairs were thrown and large numbers of random bystanders were attacked. One prominent Democrat claims that those committing the violence were “mainly from out of town“, but how would he know that? Today, there are approximately 2.7 million people living in the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is an area that has been known for poverty, crime and drugs for many years, and as racial tensions continue to increase in this country it is a powder keg that could erupt at literally any time. We got a preview of what can happen on Saturday night.

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This is precisely the kind of violence with which the Federal Government is prepared to deal.

I remember the aftermath of the Rodney King riots in LA, where I was living, and I remember seeing Edward James Olmos and Arsenio Hall getting on every news outlet they could, and pleading with the young people in the community, who knew that the "innocent" verdict against the police who had brutalized King was a bunch of hocum, to go home, because police would shoot them if they acted out. One of the most vivid memories I have of that incident was Edward James Olmos, grabbing a broom, with a group of volunteers behind him, and starting to clean things up in the riot-ravaged area.

But the question has to be asked: does the Federal Government WANT this kind of violence to erupt in a number of our cities, so that President Obama can declare martial law, and perhaps defer the 2016 election, because this administration has made such an absolute hash of domestic and foreign policies, which only work for the very wealthy ?!?

Unfortunately, were I a betting woman, I could not bet against it.

Apr 27 10:20

Why You Shouldn’t Be A Part Of The 90% Of Americans Who Still Use Microwaves

They’re fast, convenient, and easy to use. Manufacturers even produce packaged foods specifically for their use. What I’m referring to are of course, microwave ovens, the household appliance that is still regularly used as a part of meal preparation and re-heating in approximately 90% of American homes.

Apr 27 10:18

4th Grader Rocks Common Core Education By Asking School Board One Question

The funny thing about testing in school is that all it truly does is show the understanding an individual has on a certain subject at a given time. Their understanding can change drastically in following months, yet the test score is typically all that matters.

Apr 27 10:04

School Removes Chairs From Classrooms

Apr 27 10:02

Two former small town police officers in South Carolina should spend at least a year in prison for shocking a mentally disabled woman at least eight times with a Taser without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say.

Both Eric Walters and Franklin Brown will be sentenced on federal charges today in Florence. The two Marion police officers pleaded guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law in October.
Walters was patrolling in Marion on a morning in April 2013 when he saw 40-year-old Melissa Davis walking out of the yard of a home for sale. He asked her what she was doing, thinking she might have broken into the home, then shocked her with his Taser, according to court papers.

Apr 27 10:01

Future postponed: The US will suffer from an innovation deficit if more funding is cut

US businesses and organisations could be subject to cyberattacks as research into secure systems is “non-existent or too small”, a report from MIT has said.
It is one of a series of stark warnings from the University that the US could drop behind other countries in the world and miss out on important technological developments because of funding cuts.

Apr 27 09:49

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina. My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago. Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved. He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult. So he left.

Detecting a hitch in his delivery when he spoke of coming to the US, I asked him how he felt about the US now, 20 years later. "To be honest," he said, "the same things I saw in Sudan that led me to leave are happening here now. That saddens me greatly, because where else is there to go?"

Apr 27 09:48

US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home

When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.
"We were the bad guys," Parker, now 65, said of the American war effort in Vietnam. "I had some ghosts I had to face down."

Apr 27 09:47

As California drought worsens critics take aim at Nestlé bottled water plant in Sacramento

As Californians face deepening cuts in water usage because of the drought, critics are raising concerns about tens of millions of gallons of Sacramento municipal water being tapped by a local plant that bottles and resells it at a profit.

Apr 27 09:41

Recession rich: Britain's wealthiest double net worth since crisis

Britain’s billionaires have seen their net worth more than double since the recession, with the richest 1,000 families now controlling a total of £547bn.
While average UK incomes have yet to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with thousands still flocking to food banks, the financial elite have emerged not only with their fortunes intact, but holding a larger than ever slice of the cake.

Apr 27 09:41

10 Most Dangerous States for You and Your Family to Live In

Would you want to live somewhere where crime was high, car accidents were frequent and a too many of your kids' friends had actually been to jail?
That doesn't sound like such a safe place for anyone live.
Well, some states are safer than others. Some of the most dangerous states are in the South, including Alabama, Texas and others, according to findings by WalletHub, a Web site with personal finance tools and information.

Apr 27 09:38

THE UNEXPLAINED CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FBI AND TWO MUSLIM FRIENDS KILLED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

As the penalty phase of the trial of convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev winds down, one key question remains unresolved: what exactly was the FBI’s relationship with his older brother Tamerlan before the bombings?

WhoWhatWhy has raised the question again and again (see here and here). Tsarnaev’s defense team brought it up in court papers, and even a sitting senator has taken the issue seriously enough to ask the FBI repeatedly about it. The Bureau was forced to admit that it investigated and interacted with the elder Tsarnaev, but steadfastly denies it ever attempted to recruit him as an informant.

But did he play some other role? And can we take the FBI at its word?

Even The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen is wondering whether “the FBI knows far more about Tamerlan Tsarnaev than it’s sharing.”

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The words "credibility" and "Federal Bureau of Investigation" have not been uttered in the same sentence, with a straight face, for far too many decades.

Apr 27 09:23

Why So Many Americans Feel So Powerless

A security guard recently told me he didn’t know how much he’d be earning from week to week because his firm kept changing his schedule and his pay. “They just don’t care,” he said.

A traveler I met in the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport last week said she’d been there eight hours but the airline responsible for her trip wouldn’t help her find another flight leaving that evening. “They don’t give a hoot,” she said.

Someone I met in North Carolina a few weeks ago told me he had stopped voting because elected officials don’t respond to what average people like him think or want. “They don’t listen,” he said.

What connects these dots? As I travel around America, I’m struck by how utterly powerless most people feel.

Apr 27 09:22

Texas Advances Legislation Requiring Cops to Learn How to Not Shoot Dogs

There are countless examples of police misuse of force not only against people, but increasingly against family pets as well. Cops are rarely held accountable for their actions and continue to tear families apart by killing their loved ones. Finally, there’s at least some kind of action to help prevent unnecessary force used when police encounter canines. House Bill 593 makes it mandatory for police officers to receive four hours of canine-encounter training.

This training will include the understanding of a dog’s body language, its types of aggression, and how to approach it. Texas already approved preliminary legislation in the State House after a Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a border collie last year. The law is now awaiting approval by the Texas Senate...

Apr 27 09:21

The Origins of ISIS. Created by “Direct” Action of the United States Government

In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media.
Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.

Apr 27 09:20

US Police Departments Using “Spy Rocks” to Spy on Citizens Now (Yes. That’s right. Spy rocks.)

Yes. Exactly as it sounds.

Spy rocks.

Fake rocks with tiny cameras inside.

If it sounds like a lame episode of Inspector Gadget, that’s because it is like that, only this is real life, modern day Surveillance State USA.

Apr 27 09:14

GMO Cow Clones to Produce Gallons of Human Blood with Ebola Antibodies

Aren't there B-level horror comedy films that begin with this exact plot or at least one very similar?

Apr 27 09:06

Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers as Protests Mount Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday he would dispatch 32 state troopers to Baltimore in advance of what is expected to be a large protest Saturday against the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Protests have been held daily since Gray died on April 19, seven days after his spinal cord was nearly severed while he was in police custody.

Gray, who was unarmed, was arrested for the “crime” of making eye contact with a Baltimore cop and, according to the police, running away. A bystander video showed a group of police officers loading Gray, who was obviously injured and screaming in pain, into a small steel cage in the back of a police van.

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Al Jazeera was showing the Baltimore protests, saying they were for the most part peaceful, with the violence only occurring in a tiny area ... right in front of US media cameras!

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