DICTATORSHIP | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DICTATORSHIP

Apr 10 08:41

Shooting of unarmed black man by SC cop leads to scrutiny over police training

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Starting at 2:30, this video reveals that police are TRAINED to say they feared for their lives to justify shootings!

Apr 10 08:41

flashback - Rand Paul Tries to Have Abby Martin Fired From RT

an ominous phone call from the Senate Media Relations Committee. The Committee was acting on behalf of Rand Paul and threatened both Abby and the entire RT news organization.

Apr 10 08:36

5 Second Slow Mo Video Shows What REALLY Happened With Policeman Who Shot Fleeing Man In Back

Here, officer Slager was caught on film planting his taser on Walter Scott after he had already killed Scott:

Apr 10 08:36

You’re 55 Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

You’re Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Driving, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, Choking On Food, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” than by Terrorists

Apr 10 08:30

How Wall Street Used Government Forces to Suppress Political Dissent

Crushing the Occupy Movement

Apr 10 08:27

Summit of the Americas: U.S. Agenda is to Push TPP to Split Latin American Integration

Miguel Tinker Salas say the new U.S. agenda is an old one, a free trade agreement; this time it's the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many call NAFTA on steroids -

Apr 10 08:21

Your Local Police Gets Federal Money To Work With Shadowy Surveillance Companies

In 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union asked to see records of surveillance made possible by a device called Stingray. Developed by Harris Corporation of Melbourne, Fla., the Stingray is fast becoming one of the most popular products in the $5 billion company’s arsenal. But as Jessica Price, an ACLU attorney, told the Orange County Register, “This is actually more invasive than (police) attaching GPS to someone’s car. In this case, you’re attaching GPS to everyone’s car.”

Apr 10 08:19

'Silicon Valley is coming' warns JP Morgan CEO

In a recent letter to shareholders, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon warned of growing competition for Wall Street in the form of tech start-ups.

“Silicon Valley is coming,” Dimon said in the letter, which touched on technologies as varied as mobile payments, bitcoin and peer-to-peer lending.

“There are hundreds of start-ups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking,” the CEO warned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And they must be DESTROYED if we are to keep the human race as our debt-slaves!!!!"

Apr 10 07:56

Video shows 9 months pregnant, handcuffed woman punched by Texas police

Next, the deputy can clearly be seen taking at least two quick punches at Robinson, who wouldn’t stop yelling. This was after she shouted, “I’m pregnant.” She was handcuffed during this, she told the attorney’s office on Monday, according to WFAA.

Robinson, 38, is a decorated Air Force veteran and recipient of the Airman’s Medal for the time she pulled her colleagues out of a burning plane in Iraq. She now lives in Quinlan, with another infant and three step children, aged six to nine. But her marriage had been undergoing a turbulent period lately, which culminated in a shoving match with her husband several days prior to the incident.

Apparently, one of the kids told a teacher at school, who then reported the couple to Child Protection Services.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government has copied the Nazi's tactic of turning everyone into a snitch, to keep us isolated from each other and afraid to speak our minds.

Apr 10 07:43

Pentagon kick-starts program to maintain superiority of US technology

“New in Better Buying Power 3.0 is a stronger emphasis on innovation, technical excellence, and the quality of our products,” Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall wrote in a memo ordering the program's implementation. “We will continue our work to improve productivity and efficiency, but we must also turn out attention increasingly to our ability to innovate, achieve technical excellence, and field dominant military capabilities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We botched the F-22, F-35, Independence class, the Gerald Ford, SBX, etc. so badly we need you taxpayers to fork over another few trillion in the hope we can actually do things better."

Apr 10 07:04

Sheriff Orders Immediate Internal Investigation Into Arrest Seen on "Disturbing" Video

He then appeared to be stunned with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy and fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin, according to the footage.

Apr 10 06:50

Press Release - Tax Day - We Refuse to Pay for War and Weapons

“Dear IRS”
We Refuse to Pay for War and Weapons

“We cannot in conscience pay for the killing of other human beings or pay for war and preparations for war.”

“I have not included a check for the amount I still owe for 2014, about half of my total income tax bill. I do not voluntarily pay for government programs that involve killing human beings or requiring them to kill others.”

"As I calculate my total taxes ‘owed’ I like to dream about how the money will be used. Instead of paying for drones or bombs I am paying to ensure that everyone has access to basic needs and the tools needed to succeed in our community."

As April 15, tax day, approaches, thousands of individuals — like David and Jan Hartsough, Elizabeth Boardman, and Ari Rosenberg quoted above — sit down and write letters to the IRS, Congresspeople, the President, newspapers, blogs, and friends and family explaining why they protest war with their taxes.

Apr 10 05:40

Crude oil slides after volatile week

Crude oil slides after volatile week, but stays above $50-a-barrel mark

(*A volatile week of , one might imagine , derailing oil trains , sabotaging pipe lines , bombing oil refineries in middle east countries , price fixing , and the best they could do is keep it over $50 a barrel ?)

Apr 10 05:23

THE KINKS: Yes Sir / No Sir

Apr 10 05:11

Deutsche Bank on brink of biggest ever Libor-rigging fine

German financial giant set to exceed $1.5bn paid by UBS over rigging of interest rate benchmark

Deutsche Bank is close to agreeing a record fine of more than $1.5bn (£1bn) over manipulating Libor, with the German financial giant also expected to plead guilty to fraud in the UK.

The bank will be one of the last to pay out in the Libor-rigging scandal, which emerged almost three years ago when Barclays blew the whistle on rigging rates.

The Financial Conduct Authority in London, as well as US regulators, are close to agreeing a fine with Deutsche Bank, which will be the biggest-ever bill for Libor.
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Banks have also been fined by Dutch, Swiss, and EU regulators for manipulating benchmarks. For years, traders colluded to manipulate Libor - a benchmark that sets the interest rates for billions in financial products.

Apr 10 04:55

Scott Walker's trip to Great Britain cost taxpayers $138,200

— On the eve of another foreign trip, Gov. Scott Walker's administration disclosed Thursday that Wisconsin taxpayers paid $138,200 for his February trip to Great Britain — a trade mission laden with political overtones from his likely 2016 presidential bid.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which organized the six-day trip to England, laid out the costs in response to a request from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, doing so a day before another taxpayer-funded, weeklong European trip that Walker is taking as he seeks to boost his foreign policy credentials.

(*Things will be way different , once he gets in !)

Apr 10 04:46

The Netherlands told to keep out of Crimean gold court case

The items came from five museums in Ukraine, four of which are now under the control of Russia. Ukraine has also demanded the return of the works.

The Netherlands does not recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Apr 10 04:36

Texas man arrested after ignoring security, breaching check point at Detroit Metro Airport

As security tapes were being reviewed to identify the man and track his movements, Conway said all flights out of the airport were grounded.

The Texas traveler was located and arrested inside the airport.

Police dogs, TSA agents and airport police swept the area to make sure the man didn’t bring anything dangerous inside.

(*oh christ!)

Apr 09 15:46

Wall Street Fees Wipe Out $2.5 Billion in New York City Pension Gains

The Lenape tribe got a better deal on the sale of Manhattan island than New York City’s pension funds have been getting from Wall Street, according to a new analysis by the city comptroller’s office.

The analysis concluded that, over the past 10 years, the five pension funds have paid more than $2 billion in fees to money managers and have received virtually nothing in return, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said in an interview on Wednesday.

“We asked a simple question: Are we getting value for the fees we’re paying to Wall Street?” Mr. Stringer said. “The answer, based on this 10-year analysis, is no.”

Until now, Mr. Stringer said, the pension funds have reported the performance of many of their investments before taking the fees paid to money managers into account. After factoring in those fees, his staff found that they had dragged the overall returns $2.5 billion below expectations over the last 10 years.

Apr 09 13:46

UN Official Says to Depopulate the Earth to Fight Global Warming

Sometimes it takes a couple years for these things to surface. It was back in 2013 when Christiana Figueres, a UN official, was interviewed by Climate One, a “public affairs forum” that discusses ways to combat manmade global warming. In her comments, Figueres argued that cutting down on the global population, in addition to taking other drastic measures, would help to fight global warming.

Apr 09 12:51

Officer who shot man had prior excessive force complaint

The department whose officer was charged with murder after shooting an unarmed man in the back is taking another look at a previous use-of-force case against him that was closed two years ago even though witnesses told The Associated Press that investigators never contacted them.

Apr 09 12:50

Image: Ron Paul Groped By TSA

On April 7th, Dr. Ron Paul, a long time critic of the TSA program, was groped by the TSA while flying to Houston, Texas.

Apr 09 11:41

As Video Exposes Walter Scott Police Killing, Why Is the Man Who Filmed Eric Garner's Death in Jail?

As a South Carolina police officer faces murder charges after his fatal shooting of unarmed Walter Scott was caught on video, we look at what happened to the man who filmed Eric Garner's fatal chokehold on Staten Island. While no police officers were indicted for Garner's death, the man who filmed the attack, Ramsey Orta, is now locked up in jail after facing what he described as harassment by local police. Orta was first arrested on an unrelated gun charge the day after the Staten Island coroner declared Garner's death to be a homicide. He was later arrested and jailed on a drug charge. His mother, brother and wife have all been arrested too. Supporters have accused the New York City Police Department of targeting Orta's family for releasing the Garner video. We are joined by Ramsey Orta's aunt, Lisa Mercado, as well as Orta family attorneys, William Aronin and Ken Perry.

Apr 09 10:34

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

A new class action lawsuit claims Facebook violated its users' privacy rights in acquiring what it describes as the largest privately held database of facial recognition data in the world.

According to a report from Courthouse News Service, lead plaintiff Carlo Licata, of Cook County, claims the social network violated Illinois privacy laws by not providing him with written notification that his biometric data was being collected or stored.

Furthermore, Licata claims that it's also unlawful to collect biometric data in the state without clearly stating the purpose for which that data is being collected, along with notification of how long it would be stored for.

Apr 09 10:25

Widespread Outages A Sign Of Bigger Problems To Come?

A massive power outage blacked out thousands in D.C. and Maryland and officials say the issue started with transmission equipment dozens of miles away.

Now– some are raising the red flag about how fragile the power grid really is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, we are really sorry about the blackouts. Hey, it hit the White House, too, so don't complain to me! And we are sorry about the water main break that flooded the subway in New York, but look on the good side; it probably drowned all those rats and homeless people. And yes, the decay of the water systems out west is a huge part of the reason California is going back to desert, and I know you are all complaining about the high taxes and wondering why that money is not being spent on this nation's infrastructure. But government is choosing. Government is prioritizing, and right now the priorities we have are propping up Wall Street, truckloads of cash and weapons for Israel, and paying for all these wars across the globe, and you Americans better stop whining and complaining and get with the program, dammit!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 09 10:20

Video shows 9 months pregnant, handcuffed woman punched by Texas police

A Texas woman has accused a cop of beating her when she was 38 weeks pregnant. Thanks to a surveillance system in her parents’ home, a video has been published online that appears to prove her allegations. An investigation is under way.

The Hunt County sheriff’s deputy has been identified as one of several officers who stood in the woman’s home in Quinlan on the evening of March 4. Two officers can be seen keeping Deanna Robinson in the corner of her kitchen, next to the counter, restraining her, as her 18-month-old toddler watched.

Next, the deputy can clearly be seen taking at least two quick punches at Robinson, who wouldn’t stop yelling. This was after she shouted, “I’m pregnant.” She was handcuffed during this, she told the attorney’s office on Monday, according to WFAA.

Apr 09 09:31

Louisiana Bans Cash Transactions on Used Goods!

The State of Louisiana has just passed new legislation BANNING cash transactions for used goods, mandating that any purchase be made via check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller.

The draconian new law also requires all transactions to provide the State documentation of a description of the goods sold, and the client’s personal information including name, address, driver’s license number and the license plate number!

Apr 09 09:26

Gawker: It’s Time to Imprison Global Warming Heretics

Over at Gawker, Adam Weinstein is making the argument that making an argument against the conventional wisdom that global warming exists and is caused by our behavior should be enough to land someone in prison.

He calls us “climate change deniers” which is ridiculous. Everyone knows the climate changes. What I deny is the story about how our carbon footprint is causing the ice caps to melt and the earth to heat up like it’s in a microwave oven.

What I deny is the narrative that the science is indeed conclusive on this subject, which it clearly is not.

What I deny is the necessity to regulate carbon, the basic building block of everything on the planet.

What I deny is the creation of an unelected global board which will basically dictate what every country can develop or manufacture or grow on it’s own soil.

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Apr 09 09:19

Avoid Becoming a Patsy like Dzhokar Tsarnaev

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Modern life presents some unique challenges. STD's. Student loans. Gender bending etc. None is greater than the danger of becoming a patsy. This short article shows you how to avoid becoming the target of a massive, televised manhunt, and being vilified and butchered in the process.

Apr 09 08:59

When everything is a crime

In 2007, professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School recounted a game played by some prosecutors. One would name a famous person — “say, Mother Teresa or John Lennon” — and other prosecutors would try to imagine “a plausible crime for which to indict him or her,” usually a felony plucked from “the incredibly broad yet obscure crimes that populate the U.S. Code like a kind of jurisprudential minefield.” Did the person make “false pretenses on the high seas”? Is he guilty of “injuring a mailbag”?

Apr 09 08:08

Day 51 – The True Story of Waco

A 1995 expose, featuring Ted Nugent, about the 1993 massacre of the Branch Davidians at their Waco, Texas church.

Apr 09 07:58

B.C. moves to eliminate court trials for traffic violations

The B.C. government is shifting traffic violations out of court in a move lawyers fear strips motorists of constitutional rights.

The Liberals are implementing amendments passed with no fanfare in 2012 to establish a new process for handling offences under the Motor Vehicle Act, similar to the paradigm shift made dealing with drunk drivers in 2010 when most impaired charges and trials were eliminated with a heavy-handed Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) regime.

The Ministry of Justice and Public Safety confirmed Tuesday that a two-stage rollout is planned to shift MVA violations from the criminal system.

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Apr 09 07:40

Dean Clifford - Finally Free After 16 Months in Jail

Dean Clifford has been part of the Freeman on the Land/Sovereign Movement for over a decade, a mission that has led him to unravel the legal system and inform himself about government policy enforcement. In standing up for his rights and exposing corruption, Dean has attracted a great deal of attention from the Canadian government and law enforcement, resulting in several arrests, dozens of bogus charges, and most recently the unlawful kidnapping and forced confinement for 16 months in a Manitoba jail for charges of which he remains unconvicted. Dean returns to Red Ice for a special extended segment to discuss his imprisonment, the circumstances surrounding the pending charges, and the indignities and injustices bestowed upon him in the name of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.

Apr 09 07:39

Pentagon steps up special ops monitoring of social media sites

U.S. military special operations forces are elite commandos who are sent on high-risk, high-reward missions all over the world, on a regular basis. As such, they have increasingly turned to a method of open-source intelligence collection that is becoming vital to the success of their missions: The monitoring of social media and other Internet-based outlets that can provide crucial information and data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear US Government. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but people lie on social media, especially if they are trying to impress a potential date! People exaggerate what they are doing. They take pictures of other peoples' expensive cars and claim them as their own. They post years-old selfies and claim they are current. Social media is not and never was a reliable source of hard intelligence about anyone. You have spent billions of dollars and violated the Fourth Amendment to build a search engine into the populations' self-indulgent fantasies.

Apr 09 07:35

License to Kill

As empires collapse, they turn inward, and subject their own populations to the same ill treatment to which they subjected others. Here, America is unexceptional: the number of Americans being murdered by their own police, with minimal repercussions for those doing the killing, is quite stunning. When Americans wonder who their enemy really is, they need look no further.

Apr 09 07:22

Australia: Refugees in Indefinite Detention, Endless Incarceration

Daniel Flitton, senior correspondent for The Age, sees the lack of interest in Australia’s novel approach to indefinite detention for refugees as unfathomable. Concerns about metadata retention, and the elasticity of surveillance powers, may have been registered on the Australian pulse, but “People don’t much care that in Australia a confidential judgment by ASIO has condemned more than 30 people to endless incarceration.”[1]

Apr 09 07:13

Jailed for Charging a Cell Phone? 7 Cruelest Instances of Class Warfare in America

There's a scene in the 1935 film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities in which a horse-drawn carriage transporting a hated aristocrat runs over and kills a peasant child—and instead of expressing any remorse over the boy’s death, he's worried that the boy might have injured his horse. It’s a powerful scene that speaks volumes about class oppression and the indifference that the 1% can have for the suffering of the poor. History has a painful way of repeating itself, and in 2015, it is open season on the working class and the poor in the United States. After the crash of September 2008—which brought about the U.S.’ worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s—the American working class desperately needed a vigorous New Deal 2.0. Instead, the Great Recession has brought us bank bailouts, corporate welfare, megabank mergers, deepening inequality, the U.S.

Apr 09 06:45

Graphic Video Shows Cops Let K9 Maul Unconscious Man

COWARDLY PIGS

Apr 09 02:35

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial not about guilt, but about punishment

His lawyer Judy Clarke admitted his guilt, almost willing the jurors to get this part over with, so we can get to the real meat of the case, which this really was all about from the get-go, a question more primal than legal: Are we going to kill Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or not?

Apr 08 16:35

Jeb Bush visits veterans in Colorado Springs

"The take-home for me is that 40 percent of all the economy in this region is related directly or indirectly through the military,” Bush said.
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"We had a great meeting today with the military defense council here that's focused on veterans issues and a strong national defense," said Bush.
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Colorado is a key state that both parties consider crucial for a shot at the presidency.

(*"Read My Lips...")

Apr 08 15:00

Red Cross: Saudis Still Blocking Our Aid, Yemen Crisis Worsening; Washington Increases US Bombs, Ammo Going to Saudi Tyrant

Openly US-coordinated-and-assisted terrorist attacks by Saudi dictator Salman Abdulaziz have killed hundreds of civilians in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, over the past two weeks. The Red Cross continues to try to get Abdulaziz to stop blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country, saying the situation for civilians is catastrophic and getting worse. Instead of allowing aid, Abdulaziz increased his attack by firing explosives into Yemeni cities from naval vessels, in addition to his airstrikes.

Apr 08 14:06

FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!!

On July 6, 2006, Plaintiff provided a whistleblower report of mismanagement to the FBI’s Deputy Director pursuant to Title 5, United States Code, Section 2303.

Apr 08 12:18

5 MYTHS ABOUT GREECE THE BANKSTERS NEED YOU TO BELIEVE

Greece’s Prime Minister Alex Tsipras will be heading to Moscow tomorow, and the legacy media that is the de facto public relations wing of the IMF and World Bank are in overdrive to continue to advance the narrative that Greeks are irresponsible, indolent, the visit is an amateurish attempt to blackmail Germany, and further evidence that the Syriza government is out of its depth.

Apr 08 12:11

FLASHBACK - ‘Boston Bombers’ Tsarnaev brothers: Where the dots won't connect

The 19-year old Dzhokhar was between life and death, 'intubated and sedated' with a throat wound. Boston Mayor Tom Menino voiced concerns Sunday that authorities might never be able to question him at all.

One thing remains unclear though – how the young man could walk out of the boat he was hiding in already with a throat wound that he was later almost dying from.

Apr 08 11:58

Brazil is the big prize for Shell in BG deal

Brazil, and its pre-salt oil fields, is the key prize. By acquiring BG, Shell will be the leading foreign oil company in the country.

Apr 08 11:50

Snowden Says U.S. Gov't Has Your Nude Photos

April 07, 2015 - In an interview with HBO's John Oliver, Edward Snowden says the U.S. government is collecting information from private citizens including nude pictures.

Apr 08 11:49

? News Israeli leader warns of Iran's short nuclear breakout time

"Israel shares the view the breakout time for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon will be zero."

(*Netanyahu)

Apr 08 11:31

5 Key Questions That Were Not Asked During Trial of ‘Boston Bomber’ Dzhokhar

Jurors in the trial of 21 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hoping to return a verdict on Wednesday, following weeks of testimony in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Tsarnaev faces either life in prison or the death penalty.

Here are five stunning questions that were not asked during this historic trial in Massachusetts…

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Apr 08 11:31

Boston Defendant is Drugged & Defenseless

As the jury deliberates today, certainly Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's will be sentenced to death or life imprisonment. His "trial" has been a farce. His lawyer pled him guilty and did not mount a defense.

After the Prosecution took 15 days, the "Defense" took six hours. It ignored evidence that Tsarnaev was carrying a white backpack. A Craft International agent carried the black backpack containing the bomb.

Apr 08 11:19

Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston Marathon bombing, will face death penalty phase

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on Wednesday of use of a weapon of mass destruction for his involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing.

This first count—one of 30 federal charges against Tsarnaev—can carry a death penalty sentence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No surprise considering his "defense" lawyer told the jury "He did it" right from the start! Not since James Earl Ray and Bruno Richard Hauptman has there been such a Stalin-esque show trial in the United States!

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Apr 08 10:04

Police Chief: ‘We Would Hope The Community Leaders Would Rise Up And Quell’ Any Backlash Following Shooting

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced the charge at a news conference Tuesday in which he saidSlager had made “a bad decision.” Authorities said Scott was shot after the officer had already hit the man with a stun gun after a traffic stop Saturday that began over a faulty brake light.

“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” Summey told reporters. “When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”

North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers called it a “tragic day.”

“We would hope the community leaders in this community would rise up and quell” any backlash, Driggers said, according to WCSC-TV.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Want to avoid a backlash? Get the police under control. Fire those Israeli security experts training the American police to treat us the way the IDF treats the Palestinians. Stop using the police to pillage budgets from the people. Stop flash-banging babies. And stop kicking down the doors of a quilting business because you think the door traffic implies a meth lab!

But don't go on abusing and killing innocent citizens, then tell us not to get upset about it. Because we are past the point of being upset.

Apr 08 09:43

Louisiana Makes It Illegal To Use Cash For Secondhand Sales

‘One of the good features of cash is the fact that it can be used anonymously. It’s no surprise that the government hates that, but would you ever expect the government to actually outlaw the use of cash?

Apr 08 09:24

Strapped Americans Headed for “Civil Unrest and Riots,” With Poor Spending 60% on Bare Essentials

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

It is clear that the economic realities falling upon the masses in America are driving us towards a crisis point.

Even with substantial government subsidies, the bottom 10% of Americans are beyond struggling, spending more than 60% of their meager incomes on the bare essentials. According to the latest official numbers, the poorest in the United States are spending 42% of their income on housing and another 17% on food, statistics that are unsustainable for individuals and families.

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Apr 08 09:05

Pianist’s ‘atheist’ Tweet could spell jail

Award-winning Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say says he is forced to flee his native country to avoid jail after Tweeting that he is an atheist. Say has been accused of “insulting religious values” – an offense which can mean a year in jail.

­Although officially a secular country, Turkey has strict laws governing religious offenses.
Say came under fire after declaring on Twitter that he does not believe in God.

Apr 08 09:01

‘I was to play Rachmaninoff, not preach politics’ – fired pianist Valentina Lisitsa to RT

The Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa has become even more famous than she's already been among the online community, after her political views cost her a job with a Canadian orchestra. And she doesn't plan on being silenced, she told RT.

"I always separated music from politics and tried to keep enormous distance between the two," the pianist told RT's 'In the Now' host Anissa Naouai on Tuesday, after news of how she's been treated by Canada's Toronto Symphony Orchestra has spread globally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how all these people that screamed "Freedom of Speech" following the Charlie Hebdo false-flag actually practice Freedom of Speech!

Apr 08 08:59

Recession Confirmed: “Even The Bureau of Labor Statistics Has Run Out Of Bullsh*t”

It sure is lucky those Ivy League educated economists at those Wall Street criminal banks are paid millions per year. How else could we get such accurate forecasts about job growth in the U.S. These mental midgets predicted 245,000 new Obama jobs (bartenders, waitresses, house cleaners, clerks, fry cooks) in March. Even the BLS has run out of bullshit and lies. Those dramatic job increases in January and February were cut by 69,000 jobs. That is a 13% error. If I make a 13% error doing my job, I’d be fired. The BLS government drones have the power to move markets with their bullshit reports. It’s funny how the negative revision is put at the very end of their 2,000 word press release.

Apr 08 08:52

Japan considers evaporation, storage of tritium-laced Fukushima water

Nice. Removes the evaporation part of the evaporation/condensation process spreading Fukushima radiation around the world.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Tritium is a highly profitable commercial product, used in watch dials, emergency lights, gunsights, and so forth. Tritium sells for about $12,000 a gram! Japan ought to commercialize their considerable holdings by setting up a refining process, and use the revenue from the sale of Tritium to finance further cleanup!

Apr 08 08:25

Barclays ends investment in ‘toxic’ coal mining practice under campaign pressure

Following years of political pressure from financial justice campaigners and concerned account holders, British bank Barclays has ceased funding controversial firms that profit from environmentally devastating mining techniques.

In a public policy statement released Tuesday, the high street bank announced its intention to abandon firms that engage in Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining.

“Provision of financial support to companies which are significant producers of MTR sourced coal will be agreed by exception only,” the statement said.

Apr 08 08:01

Federal judge orders entrepreneur to commit his own Facebook identity theft or go to jail

The winners of the bankruptcy proceedings, however, wish to use the "Jeremy Alcede Entrepreneur" account to promote the business they have been granted via the bankruptcy proceedings. Without those 10,800+ likes, 5,000 friends and who knows how many followers, they may not be able to successfully generate the business and cash flow necessary to keep the business afloat. So they asked Judge Jeff Bohm to force Alcede to turn over the account to them, allowing them to post messages in the name of Jeremy Alcede to Alcede's friends and followers, effectively impersonating Alcede.

Per the court order, Alcede is even being ordered by a judge to accept a Facebook friend! (When was the last time a court judge ordered you to friend someone you didn't consider a friend at all?)

Apr 08 07:58

Why Legalize Marijuana? Because GMO Pot Is Coming

The Monsanto / Soros Connection

Apr 08 07:52

Cops in this Small Town have 35,000 Open Arrest Warrants, That’s 26 Warrants per Citizen!

If you want to know what a corrupt police state of revenue collecting, citation addicted bureaucrats look like, look in Missouri.

A recent report showed that there were 23,457 arrest warrants pending in Pine Lawn Municipal Court in St. Louis County. That’s about 7.3 per resident. However, Pine Lawn is far from the worst. The town of Country Club Hills has over 35,000 outstanding arrest warrants, or a mind blowing 26.9 per resident.

The vast majority of these warrants are for what St. Louis residents have come to call “poverty violations.” Poverty violations are “crimes” that have no victim and are designed to generate revenue for the state. They are things like driving with a suspended license, expired plates, expired registration and a failure to provide proof of insurance.

Apr 08 07:25

Working class and youth see UK democracy ‘rigged in favor of the powerful’

Young and working class Britons feel disenfranchised and less inclined to vote than the affluent and should therefore be legally forced to do so as part of a democratic reboot, a think tank claims.

The new study, ‘Political inequality: Why British democracy must be reformed and revitalized,’ was carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Its findings suggest the decline in voting by the less well-off and young is damaging democracy, with politicians playing only to those already inclined to get involved.

Apr 08 07:23

Jury weighs verdict for second day in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Tsarnaev, 21, faces 30 charges and could face the death penalty if convicted on any one of more than a dozen of those counts.

(*And the pain continues to be administrated , despite the first words of the trial; "It Was Him , He Did It" coming from His Defense Attorney .)

Apr 08 07:13

Christ, not again

So familiar. A police officer claims a black man struggled with him for his weapon, and then the officer had to shoot him to protect himself.

Only problem with the story: a passer-by recorded the incident on his cell phone. The reality was that the black man was running away, the officer fired 8 shots into his back, and then threw his taser onto the ground next to him to fake the evidence of a struggle, in full view of his fellow officers. The video is horrific: after shooting the guy, he’s lying on the ground motionless, and Officer Michael Slagger walks over, yells at him to put his hands behind his back, and cuffs him.

He’d been hit 5 times. He was dead. There was no attempt at resuscitation.

The police killed a man in cold blood, and lied about it.

So, so familiar.

Apr 08 07:08

Russia Didn’t Carry Out White House Computer Hack, Peskov Says

Russia rejected a report that its government had been involved in hacking a non-classified White House computer network.

“It has become a kind of sport to blame everything on Russia,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday.

Apr 08 07:06

Hatton Garden raiders plunder from safety deposit boxes

Hatton Garden raiders plunder jewels worth up to £200m from safety deposit boxes
Raiders strike in London's most exclusive jewellery district and use heavy cutting equipment to empty an estimated 300 safety deposit boxes in vault

(*get your stuff out of your safety deposit box sooner rather than later)

Apr 08 06:54

New defense rules would give Japan new powers to aid U.S. military

TOKYO — The United States and Japan are close to concluding a set of bilateral defense rules that if finalized would give Japan’s military new powers to act when U.S. forces are threatened by a third country, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Apr 08 06:49

US to speed up delivery of weapons to Saudi-led forces in Yemen

"We have expedited weapons deliveries, we have increased our intelligence sharing, and we have established a joint coordination and planning cell in the Saudi operations center "

Apr 08 06:26

Afghan soldier shoots at US troops

The incident happened after a meeting between Afghan provincial leaders and a US embassy official in the compound of the provincial governor in Jalalabad, said General Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, police chief for eastern Nangarhar province.

The Afghan soldier opened fire "right after the US official had left", he said.

The American troops immediately returned fire, killing the Afghan soldier, he added.

It is the second insider attack this year. An Afghan soldier killed three American contractors on January 29.

The Afghan soldier was identified by Gen Sherzad as Abdul Azim, from Laghman province.

(*since this report is 99% bull$#!^ , I say we add that he got one of our guys to it
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Apr 08 06:26

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan, official says

A US service member was killed Wednesday in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said amid a report that an Afghan soldier had shot at U.S. troops

Apr 08 06:10

U.S. plan to shut down cell phones and internet in energency. Court ruled no disclosure. Flashback: U.S. condemns cell phone and internet shut down in Egypt and Syria

It seems the courts through a Freedom of information act lawsuit is standing by the U.S. government and not allowing the release of the U.S. governments plan to shut down the internet and cell phone service (plan SOP303) in times of emergencies. In other words if there was civil unrest.

The reason why the lawsuit was filed in the first place was due to when all cell phone service was cut in San Francisco during the BART unrest.

EPIC asked the court to revisit its ruling, arguing that the decision, "if left in place, would create an untethered 'national security' exemption'" in FOIA law. On Friday, the court ordered (PDF) the government to respond—a move that suggests the appellate court might rehear the case.

Apr 08 03:31

The real reason Netanyahu and the GOP hate this Iran deal

1) The nuclear architecture Iran gets to keep is way too big.
2) Sanctions relief will enable Iranian aggression.
3) The deal isn't strict enough in key areas.
4) Inspections won't be as strong as you think.

The thing about some of these arguments is that they are basically objections to any feasible deal with Iran. Many critics, particularly Netanyahu, have taken pains to deny that they oppose any deal altogether — but it seems quite clearly that they do.

Apr 08 03:17

Yemen conflict escalation to benefit US, Israel: MPs

ISLAMABAD: On the second day of the ongoing discussion in the joint sitting of parliament on the Middle East crisis, legislators from both sides of the aisle said the escalation of the conflict in Yemen will benefit the US and Israel.

(*The Talks Are Making Progress )

Apr 08 02:58

Rahm Emanuel Defeats Chuy Garcia in Chicago Mayoral Race

The Chicago Tribune reported that Emanuel had garnered 55.7 percent of the unofficial vote, giving the incumbent mayor and former Obama chief of staff a 10-percent edge over the 44.3 percent gained by Garcia, the Cook County, Illinois commissioner, with approximately 95 percent of the city's precincts reporting after the polls closed Tuesday night.

Garcia conceded the race to Emanuel around 10 p.m. EST Tuesday night.

Apr 08 02:48

Shell swallows BG for $70 billion

A new era of oil mega-mergers? Shell swallows BG for $70 billion
Collapse in prices creates backdrop for biggest energy merger in over a decade.

Royal Dutch Shell RD agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group BGG for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with the world’s largest oil firm U.S. ExxonMobil Inc.

In a joint statement, the two firms said Shell would pay a mix of cash and shares that would value each BG share at around 1,350 pence, more than 50% over its average price during the last three months.

Britain’s BG had a market capitalisation of $46 billion as of Tuesday’s close, while Shell was worth $202 billion. Exxon, the world’s largest oil company by market value, was worth $360 billion.

Apr 07 16:13

RedIce Radio 3Fourteen Censored by Apple's iTunes

Apple podcast that covers politically-incorrect topics, exposed Marxist atrocities and explores revisionist history is pulled down by ITunes. Shouldn't Apple be focusing on their abuse of their workers in China who kill themselves to escape from their horrible conditions?

Apr 07 15:29

Police Chief Magazine: Possible New Revenue Streams For Law Enforcement

In the April edition of The Police Chief magazine, Paul LaCommare, Commander of the West Covina Police Department in West Covina, California, discusses new ways for law enforcement to raise money in light of dwindling revenue streams. This article was sent to us by a reader who said, “If war is a racket, policing is even more so…”

Apr 07 15:23

Faithful dog lies down with companions as they’re arrested

A drug raid in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina turned up some drugs, guns and one faithful dog. The photo, which has since gone viral in Brazil, shows the suspects – and apparently their companion as well – surrendering to authorities during the raid.

Apr 07 12:53

SOP 303 MOBILE-PHONE KILL-SWITCH: COURT MULLS REVEALING SECRET GOVERNMENT PLAN TO CUT CELL PHONE SERVICE

EPIC originally asked for the document in 2011 in the wake of the shut down of mobile phone service in the San Francisco Bay Area subway system during a protest. The government withheld the information, EPIC sued and won, but the government then appealed and prevailed.?

A federal appeals court is asking the Obama administration to explain why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to shutter mobile phone service during "critical emergencies."

The Department of Homeland Security came up with the plan—known as Standing Operating Procedure 303—after cellular phones were used to detonate explosives targeting a London public transportation system.

Apr 07 12:50

No chump change! TSA netted $675K in lost coins

Going through airline security can be hectic, so it's not surprising that passengers sometimes forget to pick up a quarter or dime that's slipped out of a coat and into a security bin.

That's adding up to a small fortune for the Transportation Security Administration, which last year collected almost $675,000 in spare change left behind by travelers, according to agency data.

Apr 07 12:46

Dozens Injured as Saudi Authorities Crack Down on Yemen War Protests

Amid public opposition to the ongoing military campaign in Yemen, the Saudi government has purportedly cracked down on potential protests in the Eastern Province. During a series of security raids, conflicting reports suggest dozens may be injured, and that one police officer has been killed.

Apr 07 11:07

The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

The New Yorker has a long investigative report on a recent geological phenomenon: man-made earthquakes. The article describes how scientists painstakingly gathered data on the quakes, and then tried to find ways to communicate the results — which are quite definitive — to politicians who often have financial reasons to disbelieve them. Quoting: "Until 2008, Oklahoma experienced an average of one to two earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater each year. (Magnitude-3.0 earthquakes tend to be felt, while smaller earthquakes may be noticed only by scientific equipment or by people close to the epicenter.) In 2009, there were twenty. The next year, there were forty-two. In 2014, there were five hundred and eighty-five, nearly triple the rate of California.

Apr 07 11:04

Debt Cancellation Is The Best Way To Take Down Bilderberg

The Bilderberg Society will be meeting from June 11th to the 14th at the Interalpen hotel near the Austrian town of Telfs. It will follow the G-7 Summit at the Elmau castle in the Bavarian Alps on June 7th and 8th. The two sites are less than an hour’s drive away. The photo below would indicate that demonstrations outside the 2015 Bilderberg meeting will not be successful. But what good are demonstrations anyway? Why not use Worldwide Debt Cancellation to defeat the Bilderberg Society and undo their power over us?

Apr 07 10:49

Delivery driver questioned under anti-terror laws after taking THIS innocent picture of police parked in a bus stand

A delivery driver was questioned under anti-terror laws after taking pictures of police vehicles parked at a bus stop.

Kieron Power’s wife had previously been given a £110 ticket for stopping in the same place for 45 seconds behind a police car and van.

A week after she received the ticket given out by a council CCTV ‘spy car’, he went back to gather evidence of police cars parked at the stop in Kingston upon Thames, South-West London.

Apr 07 10:49

'Disarm NYPD' movement grows in New York

An activist group calling itself Disarm NYPD is seeking to strip officers of their firearms and boot them from select neighborhood streets, all in the name of keeping city citizens safe.

Apr 07 10:47

Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU

The quest for Ukraine’s legendary black earth is almost complete. To the dismay of French, Polish, German farmers, the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto, as well as DuPont Pioneer and John Deere, have all lobbied for access to the largest agricultural market in Eastern Europe. This will soon reshape the market for agricultural products in the EU and spell ruin for Europe’s farmers.

In Nov. 2013, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation drafted a legal amendment that will benefit global ag producers by allowing the widespread use of genetically modified seeds. Taking a backseat to the dramatic political developments there, this turn of events went almost unnoticed, although Monsanto has been lobbying within Ukraine’s agricultural market for quite a while. Back in 2007 the US embassy in Kiev demanded that the Ukrainian government take action against sellers of “fake” seeds (i.e., producers competing with TNCs).

Apr 07 09:26

FIXED FORTUNES: BIGGEST CORPORATE POLITICAL INTERESTS SPENT BILLIONS, AND GOT TRILLIONS IN RETURN

Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion in federal business and support.

Apr 07 09:20

BILLIONS OF CALIFORNIA FRACKING ‘WATER WASTING’ IGNORED

As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time, based on a ‘snitch’ system,’ water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents. As the main facilitator in the pollution of California's two biggest fresh water aquifers, the real question is “who will report California Governor Jerry Brown?”

Apr 07 09:12

All 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for the biggest American collapse ever.

CIA Insider: “I was handed Janet Yellen’s playbook and what’s in it keeps me up at night”…

Should the contents of Janet Yellen’s playbook serve as a warning sign that something much more dangerous is approaching?

According to Jim Rickards, the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, the answer is yes.

In a startling interview

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he reveals that all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for the biggest American collapse ever.

Making matters worse, his colleagues believe it could begin within the next 6 months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us say you own a business, and you hire a manager to run the business, then years later discover that this manager has not done a good job. Worse, he has been stealing from you, and lying to you to cover his tracks. So you decide to fire him, but the manager, your employee, pulls a gun on you and tells you you will not fire him, and indeed must give him a raise. That is what is happening today in the United States. The US Government, the employee of the people, has mismanaged the nation onto the edge of bankruptcy, lied to us, stolen from us, and now wants to point guns at us and tell us they should be allowed to keep their jobs, to go on stealing from us and lying to us.

Apr 07 09:01

Phase Two of Jade Helm 15 Is Emerging

As many of us have suspected since the announcement of Jade Helm 15 and their desire to “Master the Human Domain”, there is a lot to Jade Helm 15 that is not being released. We know the “drill” is a “dissident extraction” exercise which many of us fear could go live at any time. A week ago, I received information that the United Nations, including Russian troops, were going to have a presence in the drill. Subsequently, I reported that the United Nations would have an “observer” in every unit in every part of the Jade Helm 15 drill.

Common sense would dictate that Jade Helm 15 personnel do not need 60 days (July 15-September 15) to practice/complete extraction drills. Most researchers as well as my insider sources concur there is more to Jade Helm than the announced purpose. Although the drill is not scheduled to start in over 3 months, it actually began in Ft. Lauderdale with extraction of dissidents on March 27, 2015.

Apr 07 09:00

Dad In Hot Water for Building Cool Fort for Kids

A father in Utah who expressed his playful side by building a massive cardboard-box fort in the yard for his kids last week has since been dealing with a serious killjoy: his city of Ogden, which has warned him to disassemble the fort by April 13 or face fines for the structure being in violation of building codes.

Apr 07 08:59

Southampton faces outcry from staff and public over cancelled Israel conference

The University of Southampton is facing a public outcry and discontent from staff over its cancellation of a conference on Israel and international law.

After months of pressure from pro-Israel advocacy groups, university officials announced last week that the event would not take place due to concerns over 'health and safety'.

Since organisers revealed that Southampton was pulling the plug, more than 9,300 people have signed a petition calling for the university to "uphold free speech & allow the conference on Israel and international law to proceed."

Within the university itself, more than 30 researchers, lecturers and professors at Southampton have joined a list of some 900 academics expressing support for the conference.

Apr 07 08:59

Why U.S. Economic ‘Statistics’ Get More and More Absurd

Many recent commentaries have noted a distinct devolution in the numerical lies which the U.S. government calls its “economic statistics”. Numbers which used to be mere exaggerations (i.e. used to somewhat mirror the real world) have now become literally perverse: opposite to reality.

Apr 07 08:56

Credit-Default Hypocrites - How Wall Street is gaming the Greek bailout.

Remember that back in the housing crisis of 2008, it was largely the inability of AIG to make payment on the credit-default swaps it had sold that triggered the cascade of incipient failures that required enormous government intervention. Remember the $182 billion investment taxpayers made in AIG—$12.9 billion of which went straight to Goldman Sachs?

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So basically, how Wall Street is going to evade the Credit Default Swaps on Greece's (and eventually Europe's) default is they are going to simply vote not to honor those Credit Default Swaps, which means all those who bought those Credit Default Swaps are holding worthless paper! And now you know why Wall Street has armored defenses built right into the streets, for those occasions they screw their own customers.!

Apr 07 08:26

PNAC Project for a New American Century War Plan Map

Remember: when confused, when all other analysis seems to fail to make sense, come back to The Map, the PNAC Project for a New "American" Century. The duplicitous and misleading title of the project establishing Israel's (City of London's) empire that used American post 9/11 (inside job) concocted anti-Muslim enmity, its resources, its military, economic, and political might that will become the dominant political power of the planet long after the United States has been destroyed and left held responsible for the horrors visited on the world via the so-called "war on terror".

Apr 07 08:12

Governor Brown: “Californians Will Be Heavily Fined For Long Showers”…

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said Californians will face heavy fines for taking long showers.

Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower.

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Apr 07 08:03

France accused of tabling 'Patriot Act' style surveillance law

A bill (“Projet de Loi Relatif au Renseignement”) – which was drawn up before the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Casher supermarket attacks – is due to go before the National Assembly next week under an accelerated legislative procedure that dispenses with the need for a second reading.

However, international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) argues that the measures are packed full of problematic clauses.

Most notably, there is a lack of meaningful judicial oversight; requirements for private service providers to monitor and analyze user data (and report suspicious patterns); prolonged retention periods for some captured data; and little public transparency.

Apr 07 07:38

The 18 Most Horrifying Things Rich People Got Away With

The rich and powerful get perks the rest of us great unwashed do not: preferential treatment, access to things we can only imagine, and the ability to kill people and not spend the rest of their lives in jail.

Apr 07 07:17

TURKISH GENERAL CLAIMS CIA ‘MAY HAVE HAD ROLE’ IN 2003 COUP PLOT

A Turkish former four-star general, who was jailed for his role in an alleged coup plot by secularists in the Turkish military, has alleged in an interview that the United States may have advised the coup plotters. Bilgin Balanli was the only active-duty four-star general to be charged in connection with the so-called Balyoz Harekâti (Operation SLEDGEHAMMER) coup-plot case. The alleged plot became widely known in early 2010, when Taraf, a liberal Turkish daily, published documents from 2003 that outlined the plotters’ plans for a military takeover of government. According to Taraf, the conspirators were secularists within the ranks of Turkey’s military and intelligence agencies, who were opposed to the rule of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP), headed by Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

Apr 07 02:28

GOP pops poison pill

There is a poison pill inside the Republican Party and if its presidential hopefuls keep swallowing it, they are going to choke off their chances for the White House.

The religious right has managed to convince some potential candidates that it is extremely powerful. It has convinced the more gullible ones that they must grovel, kowtow and genuflect before it.

This is nonsense. As I have written before, the religious right has not gotten the nominee it has wanted since Ronald Reagan. It is a paper tiger.

And by taking the poison pill that the religious right offers, the potential candidates risk alienating the rest of the nation.

Apr 07 02:21

Jeb Bush is stretching the limits of campaign finance law

Jeb Bush hasn't yet said that he's running for president, and he's in no rush to do so. Because, as long as he's not a candidate, he'll have an easier time raising the money he thinks his operation will need.

By not making his bid official, Bush can ask for unlimited money for his Super PAC and coordinate with the aides who will run that Super PAC directly
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Bush has given his "tacit endorsement" to a new nonprofit group that will effectively serve as his policy shop — and will be able to keep its donors secret.
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If this works, secret money nonprofits could become the new normal for presidential campaigns

Apr 07 02:00

Israel, U.S. Lawmakers Press Case Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli officials and congressional Republicans on Monday set high bars with exacting conditions for a nuclear accord with Iran, signaling fresh domestic and international pressure on negotiations leading up to a summer deadline.

Apr 07 01:49

Iran Nuclear Deal Prods Saudi Arabia To Raise Crude Oil Prices In Asia

Saudi Arabia is raising the price of crude oil it ships to Asia. The oil-rich kingdom has been selling oil to Asian nations at a discount for much of the past year to keep competitors from snatching market share amid a global oil glut. Starting in May, it will narrow the discount.

The move comes as demand for oil is declining somewhat -- and supply is already abundant and possibly growing even larger. Economists warn China, with its weakening economy, won’t offer the same annual boost to oil demand that it has in the past. Meanwhile, Iran could soon add more oil to global supply if a comprehensive nuclear deal is finalized in June.

Apr 07 01:48

Crude oil futures surge amid increased Saudi prices, reduced U.S. output

Crude oil futures surged on Monday, experiencing one of its highest daily-gains of the year, amid the rising cost of Saudi Arabian oil for Asian delivery and hopes for reduced output in the U.S.

On Sunday night, Saudi Arabia announced it is raising oil prices for May sales to Asia, marking the second straight month it has instituted a price hike for Asian buyers.

On the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), brent crude for May delivery soared 5.94% or 3.23 to 58.23 a barrel, amid increasing margins for refiners. Prices for oil futures fell below $56 a barrel in U.S. morning trading before increasing steadily throughout the trading session to settle at $58.10.

Apr 07 01:24

YouTube Kids app uses deceptive advertising

YouTube Kids app uses deceptive advertising, says consumer groups who urge FTC investigation

The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it was restricted to "family-focused content."

But the consumer activists say the app is so stuffed with advertisements and product placements that it's hard to tell the difference between entertainment and commercials.

Apr 06 17:51

Exclusive: TSA Are Quietly Training Armed Officers for Airports

Truthstream Media

While TSA unions are pushing for a policy allowing armed TSA agents, Homeland Security is quietly funding their training and “qualification” across the country.

Documents at FedBiz Opps show that DHS has been contracting the use of firing ranges in close proximity to airports in numerous American cities for its personnel.

The solicitations state that:

“DHS will provide all ammunition, targets, and firearms instructors.”

and:

"TSA reserves the right to inspect all proposed sites to ensure compliance with all requirements set forth above."

Read more at Truthstream Media.com

Apr 06 16:25

“It’s Just a Training Exercise”: Special Ops Shoot Down Jade Helm Conspiracy Theories

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

The Special Operations Command for the U.S. Army may be preparing to blend in during its mock engagement of hostile populations in the U.S. Southwest this summer, but first it is going on the offense to counter the claims of “conspiracy theorists” about the true nature of the controversial Jade Helm 15 exercises.

The Army Times reported:

U.S. Army Special Operations Command says that, contrary to reports circulating on conspiracy websites, it has no plans to invade Texas.

Apr 06 12:21

BULLSH!T: 6 'INVISIBLE' SIGNS THAT A SUBJECT IS RESISTING A POLICE OFFICER

One of the many limitations of body worn cameras, dash cams, and civilian witness accounts are the signs of active resistance that the arresting officer becomes aware of. “He wasn’t doing anything!” is the frequent cry of bystanders and “I’m not seeing it” might be the honest opinion of a reviewing officer watching video of an arrest.
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Apr 06 11:48

Texas Man Thrown in Jail for Weeks Because his Lawn was Overgrown

A hard-working Texas man was thrown in jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest for an overgrown lawn.

Apr 06 11:36

Delivery driver questioned under anti-terror laws after taking photo of police parked in a bus stand

A delivery driver was pulled over and questioned under anti-terror laws after taking these pictures of police vehicles parked in a bus stop.

Apr 06 11:03

The NSA is still collecting “your dick pics”

John Oliver traveled all the way to Russia for Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” to interview “the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history,” Edward Snowden, making Oliver the first host since Brian Williams to accomplish such a feat.

Apr 06 10:59

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY

CALIFORNIA VACCINE EXEMPTION BILL FACES CRUCIAL FIRST TEST ON WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, a controversial bill proposed by three state lawmakers to abolish all vaccine exemptions in the Golden State — except for medical reasons — begins an uphill journey through the Legislature. And many observers wonder if it will encounter a similar fate.Democratic-led efforts to ban vaccine exemptions in Oregon and Washington state toppled one after the other last month amid fervent opposition from parents and anti-vaccine groups who say the bills would have trampled their fundamental rights to decide how to care for their own children. Now it's California's turn to try.

Apr 06 10:18

FBI UNCOVERS ANOTHER OF ITS OWN PLOTS, SENATOR FEINSTEIN RESPONDS BY SAYING WE SHOULD CENSOR THE INTERNET

As you may have heard, yesterday the FBI "uncovered" yet another of its own terrorist plots, the latest in a very long line of "terrorist plots" the FBI has "uncovered" -- in which the details always show that it was an undercover FBI "informant" (often doing this to get off leniently for some other issue), who more or less goads hapless, naive people, into a "plot" that had no real chance of ever happening. This appears to be the same sort of thing.

Still, politicians never leave an opportunity like this unexploited, and so in jumps Senator Dianne Feinstein, arguing that the only proper way to deal with this is to, of course... censor the internet:

I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman is a consistent insult to her constituency, and other than being in lockstep submission to her corporate masters, I am continually bemused that she keeps getting re-elected.

But Pelosi doesn't want to answer the hard question here, and that is: why do people become radicalized and disenchanted with their governments in the first place?!?

And first, let me get this out of the way: I am a Christian pacifist who would never, EVER advocate, or endorse, violence.

American politicians talk a good game, about loving democracy, freedom, and those values expressed in the Constitution and Bill of rights.

But when it comes to propping up tinpot dictators who are to its liking, the US government comes across as one of the most completely morally bankrupt and hypocritical governments in the world.

And when the inevitable disaster strikes, and we have regime change against those puppets, the pols in Sodom on the Potomac are at a complete loss to explain why those individuals overthrew their despots could have possibly been the least bit upset with the quality of government the Americans set up for them.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable." It is only a matter of time.

But those in the State Department, the White House, Congress, and the military don't like to talk about that, because it is all about protecting American corporate money, period, end of discussion.

A case in point: the current ruling junta in Thailand. The government of Thailand is a dictatorship, where there are zero freedoms for the Thai people, and no protections for its citizens. But a lot of American interests manufacture there, paying slave-labor wages, which American corporations love.

But of course, neither Nancy Pelosi nor anyone else in Congress want to connect the dots, because corporate wealth must be protected at all costs, and no one in Congress wants to take responsibility when people in places like Bahrain or Yemen want to get rid of their US-imposed leadership, as to why this is going on at all.

Apr 06 09:41

Lawsuit: Female attorney strapped up in court

The next day, MacDonald Shimota was summoned to Knutson’s courtroom for a hearing. During a break, several members of the Dakota, Minnesota, County sheriff’s office detained her, stripped her of her glasses, jewelry and shoes, and strapped her to a wheelchair, according to a lawsuit filed by MacDonald on March 25, 2015.

MacDonald Shimota then was wheeled back into court still strapped to the chair, where her notes and cell phone had been removed, and Knutson forced her to continue the proceedings while still restrained, the lawsuit continues.

After the proceedings were over, MacDonald Shimota was wheeled back into the holding area where, the lawsuit charges, the sheriff’s office engaged in seven of the internationally recognized forms of torture: sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, solitary confinement/isolation, temperature extremes, sensory bombardment and psychological techniques.

Apr 06 09:37

REASONABLE DOUBT IN THE TSARNAEV CASE

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This one image undermines the entire case against the Tsarnaev brothers. Reasonable doubt exists that they planted the bombs. That this evidence was never shown to a jury proves the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a show trial; a kangaroo court whose real purpose is to resell the official story to the public. Feel free to copy and share this image around social media!

Apr 06 08:48

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO)

Apr 06 08:47

THE BODIES PILE UP IN YEMEN'S CIVIL WAR AND SAUDI ARABIA'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN, BUT WHO IS COUNTING THE CASUALTIES?

Between 29 and 45 people were reported killed by an apparent air attack at the al Mazraq camp – some were said to have been burned beyond recognition. Depressingly, the victims also included children. Although the attack came shortly after Saudi Arabia had launched an aerial bombardment of Yemen, Yemen’s foreign minister, speaking from Riyadh, blamed artillery fired by the Houthi militia which stormed the country’s capital Sanaa late last year. A Saudi spokesman meanwhile said that rebels had been firing from a residential area in response to a question about the bombing.

Apr 06 08:43

Dictatorship Has Now Begun: Welcome To The Surreal

The dictatorship has already begun. There is no need to argue about that.

If the USSA military is running urban warfare "training exercises" in American cities, practicing the night-time round up of people at gunpoint, and practicing taking them away in helicopters and unmarked, windowless, white vans, under cover of darkness, then what more do you need to know? They are showing you to your face what they are getting ready to do.

If you watch a basketball team practicing basketball, you know they are practicing to play basketball. Right? It's obvious.

Apr 06 08:43

Guilty of Being Poor

When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something's deeply wrong.

Apr 06 08:30

Turkey Bans Social Media Over Hostage Photos

As we noted more than a year ago: "...with the government in full out despotic mode, however one which would work in the 1970s but certainly not in an age of instant information exchange, further escalations of locking out internet provides will certainly accelerate until finally the information and entertainment starved country says enough." And with gross incompetence apparently to blame for the massive blackout that left half of the country without power last week, one has to lament the plight of Turkey's populace who, thanks to their government, are sometimes left in the dark, both figuratively and literally.

Apr 06 08:13

The IRS and Congress Both Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of Congress requested that Lerner be charged with contempt after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing investigating her role in denying or delaying the applications for tax-exempt status of "tea party" and pro-limited government organizations.

Apr 06 08:12

Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car

Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along with a couple of other vehicle manufacturers. They warn that owners with the freedom to inspect and modify code will be capable of violating a wide range of laws and harming themselves and others. They say you shouldn’t be allowed to repair your own car because you might not do it right. They say you shouldn’t be allowed to modify the code in your car because you might defraud a used car purchaser by changing the mileage. They say no one should be allowed to even look at the code without the manufacturer’s permission because letting the public learn how cars work could help malicious hackers, “third-party software developers” (the horror!), and competitors.

Apr 06 08:10

US, Saudis Target Internet Access in Yemen

In past wars of aggression, US have first targeted TV stations and radio communications bases, but in the 21st century, targeting internet access is essential in order to keep real information from circulating between the target nation and the outside world, but also between citizens attempting to coordinate inside the target nation.

Aden is the access point for one of only two submarine fiber optic cables which connect Yemen to the rest of the world. That cable which connects Yemen to the US AFRICOM-controlled client state of Djibouti across the Gulf of Aden in east Africa, home of one of the Pentagon’s largest off-shore military bases. It has gone dark for the last three days and counting. This would indicate direct interference or sabotage.

Apr 06 08:05

Homeland Security is using the police to turn America into a giant surveillance state

"The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation."

Apr 06 07:54

Kuwait’s top court upholds jail term of activist

Kuwait’s Supreme Court has upheld a two-year prison term handed down to opposition activist, Ayyad al-Harbi, for posting Twitter messages considered offensive to the ruler of the Persian Gulf country.

The Sunday ruling came as online activists strongly censured the sentence given to Harbi, a journalist in his 20s at the country’s Sabr news website who has remained in captivity since May 2014 following an appeals court ruling that upheld the original jail term.

The journalist’s online supporters further argued that he had only re-posted on Twitter a verse written by Iraqi poet Ahmad Matar in which he slammed corrupt Arab dictators.

Apr 06 07:43

Prove You’re Not a Terrorist

In a report issued by a U.S. government-funded research group tasked with studying drug abuse and addiction, researchers are admitting that marijuana is useful in killing off specific types of brain tumors.

The report — coming from a government-backed group with annual budget of over $1 billion — arrives at an awkward time for the administration following an announcement by the Department of Justice this week that it will continue to prosecute medical marjiuana cases against individuals in defiance of Congress.

Apr 06 07:41

Feds Admit Medical Pot Works on Brain Tumors — but They’re Going After Users Anyway

In a report issued by a U.S. government-funded research group tasked with studying drug abuse and addiction, researchers are admitting that marijuana is useful in killing off specific types of brain tumors.

The report — coming from a government-backed group with annual budget of over $1 billion — arrives at an awkward time for the administration following an announcement by the Department of Justice this week that it will continue to prosecute medical marjiuana cases against individuals in defiance of Congress.

Apr 06 07:16

GMO Seed Theft Equals National Security Threat, Argues Government

Federal investigators reportedly sought approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also known as the FISA court, which is best known for rubber stamping the NSA's sweeping surveillance program for the powers to spy on the communications of siblings Mo Hailong and Mo Yu in an attempt to connect the two employees of the Beijing-based DBN Group, a conglomerate that owns a seed company, with the Chinese government.

However, rights advocates and attorneys representing the pair say that the government is conflating a trade dispute with a national security threat in order to protect the interests of the powerful biotechnology industry.

Apr 06 06:56

Dictatorship has now begun: Welcome to the surreal

The dictatorship has already begun. There is no need to argue about that

Apr 06 06:54

Gov Jerry Brown Californians to Be Heavily Fined for Long Showers

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said Californians will face heavy fines for taking long showers. Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.”

Apr 06 06:43

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (Edward Snowden as guest)

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

Apr 06 01:09

A Trip To Ground Zero NYC 9/11 Site 14 Years Later: "Fascism Could Be Broken Apart Right Here" (Video)

My wife and I took an impromptu trip to New York City last weekend and visited ground zero for the first time since 2008. St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel is directly adjacent to the World Trade Center. The propaganda at this church was quite overwhelming- not to mention the 9/11 museum itself, which is an elaborate masterpiece of propaganda. We visited the chapel first and it was really, really something else to go into this place. I was speechless. There were people sobbing in grief throughout the place. I had a very strong emotional reaction to that place. After walking out of there, that's when it really hit me- not because I believed that "19 guys in a cave attacked America because they hate us for our freedoms," but because the level of propaganda and deception were very painful. It is difficult to put into words even now.

Apr 05 17:52

Woman Arrested For Posting Selfie With Gun on Facebook

Henrico, VA– Be careful what you post on Facebook, or you could be charged with a crime over your smiling selfie. This is something 26-year-old Kristin Holmes learned the hard way this week when she was arrested and charged with a crime she referred to as “Facebook Thugging,” for posting of a photo of herself with a handgun. It’s not just photos that can get you in trouble though, the Fraternal Order of Police is warning that in Virginia, you can be charged with this crime even for swearing.

Apr 05 17:37

US Oil Celebrates Election of Former Nigerian Dictator

A massive series of NATO War Games simulations took place at the Operation Flintlock 2015 AFRICOM Conference, where thousands of US and African soldiers began intensive training programs. As the conference concluded, Boko Haram declared its allegiance with ISIS. Major media latched onto that story and ran with it like a constipated greyhound. A report published by one of the world’s largest audit, tax, and advisory firms, KPMG Africa, a subsidiary of KPMG International, outlined in explicit detail the plans and tax incentives of razing the impoverished and unstable region for oil and natural gas.

Apr 05 13:49

Happy Easter

9/11 Truth shall end the global gulag and the Satanic NWO

Apr 05 09:02

New Encryption Software Gets Thumbs-Up From Snowden

In the USA today, the NSA justifies its blanket surveillance on all of our digital data on the basis that they are supposedly “tracking terrorists.” Yes, that is the only reason that is given, but intelligent citizens know better – they know that this is nothing more than a modern, openly fascist system of control designed to track and target anyone whom the government deems a threat to their control system.

With all the resources and unlimited funds which the US federal government has at its disposal, can encryption really work to protect your privacy?

Here’s one product which is showing promise…

A long-awaited security audit of computer software assumed to be impervious to state-sponsored surveillance now suggests that the program, TrueCrypt, is free of any government-sanctioned vulnerabilities or backdoors.

Apr 05 08:59

L.I. Student’s Bathroom Joke Prompts First Amendment Fight

A Long Island teen claims his First Amendment rights were violated when he was punished by school administrators for a line he ad-libbed during the school’s variety show.

Kyle Vetrano, the student body president of Miller Place High School, plans to sue the school district.

On March 26, during the first of two performances, Vetrano ad-libbed one line in a skit about the school’s new policy restricting bathroom use to one student at a time, according to attorney John Ray.

“He merely said ‘Is this what our superintendent gets paid all that money for, to write bathroom policy?’” Ray said, adding that the annual show traditionally pokes fun at teachers and school policies.

Apr 05 08:53

BREAKING: Legislation Launched to SHUT DOWN the UN’s Agenda

Senator Jim Inhofe added an amendment to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that would potentially shut down parts of the United Nations if the treaty were to pass. Prior to Inhofe’s amendment, Senator Mike Crapo added an amendment to push back Obama’s Department of Justice and their Operation Choke Point.

Operation Choke Point was an overreach of Attorney General Eric Holder to strong-arm businesses he doesn’t like (like gun manufacturers and dealers) by putting pressure on banks to not do business with them (H/T Eagle Rising).

Apr 05 08:44

Idaho Police Shoot Pregnant Woman In 15 Seconds With AR-15

Dashboard and body camera footage obtained by the Guardian show police officers shoot Jeanetta Riley, a 35-year-old woman with a history of mental health problems who was wielding a knife outside a hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho. Riley died from the gunshot wounds. All officers on the scene have since been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the family has received no apology over the incident.

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"History of mental problems" meaning "On prescription psychiatric medicine for her whole life."

Apr 05 08:35

Tories plan to cut tax for millionaires further - while average families are £1,100 worse off

George Osborne’s tax giveaway for millionaires has saved them an astonishing £85,000 each – while the average family has been left £1,100 a year worse off.

The out-of-touch Chancellor’s ­decision to slash the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p since 2013 means high-rollers on seven-figure salaries have seen their take-home pay swell.

But Labour analysis of figures from the HMRC shows changes in a series of areas since 2010 mean the average household in Britain is now almost £100 worse off every month.

Apr 05 08:23

Think eugenics could never come to America? It already has: victims now being compensated in Virginia

The 11 remaining victims of a covert sterilization program that took place in Virginia between the years of 1924 and 1979 have received compensation by the commonwealth, according to new reports. The Virginia General Assembly set aside $400,000 in its budget to compensate each living victim of the program $25,000 as a symbolic reparation for this dark time in the state's history.

Apr 05 08:19

The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Michael Rivero – ‘Coming Soon, You’ll Have To Pay Corporations For The Air You Breathe

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