DICTATORSHIP

Apr 03 13:04

OPD Promoted Cops Involved in Scott Olsen Case

The department promoted two officers who were involved in a case in which the city agreed to pay an Iraq War vet $4.5 million for the injuries he received.

Apr 03 12:59

Cross of Iron Speech

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms in not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

Apr 03 12:58

Lawsuit Filed Against Nevada Health Exchange

Just days after the deadline to enroll for insurance coverage through Nevada Health Link, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of residents who say they signed up and paid their premiums – but were never given coverage.

Law firm Callister & Associates filed the lawsuit on behalf of Larry Basich, who signed up for state health insurance and paid premiums as far back as November, but then was not covered following a Jan. 3 triple bypass procedure that saw his $400,000 in medical expenses passed between the wrong insurance companies, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Apr 03 11:18

Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court is paving the way to an oligarchic society

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to abolish overall federal campaign spending limits, meaning that wealthy individuals now have carte blanche to spend as much as they like to affect the outcomes of federal elections.

“Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean the freedom to buy the United States government,” said Sanders in a statement.

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The Supreme Court is wrong, and so are the defenders of what they describe as 'freedom of speech'. Money steals equality in representation.

Apr 03 10:33

Nigella Lawson barred from US flight

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was banned from flying to the US because she confessed to taking illegal drugs, according to a report.

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But thousands of Mexicans carrying illegal drugs into the US across the border cannot be stopped.

Apr 03 10:08

Police cadets in New Mexico trained to have “warrior mentality” and to use more deadly force

The face of evil IMHO! This is why all the police murders of Americans by APD!

The director said he'd rather burn his curriculum than disclose it to the media. NEW MEXICO — All new police cadets will be trained to use more deadly force — not less — thanks to a new curriculum by director of the state’s Law Enforcement Academy. Cadets are being trained by the former Army Colonel to have a “warrior mentality” with a strong emphasis on “Officer Survival.” The cadet program, which has also been shortened by six full weeks, leaves cadets more paranoid and more prone to use deadly force, critics say.

Jack Jones, a retired Army colonel, was granted sole authority by the LEA over the training curriculum given to all of New Mexico’s new recruits. He says the old model was too restrictive with the use of deadly force.

“Evil has come to the state of New Mexico. Evil has come to the Southwest. Evil has come to the United States,” Jones said to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Apr 03 09:43

Global Power Structures: Masterlist of 1,150 NGOs and 300 Key People in Them

"[Think tanks] exert definite and even considerable influence on the process of elaborating and making political decisions. It is connected with the fact that ... leaders of such centers have as a rule personal close links with the [government]. Second, the centers are created in order to prepare and adopt the major political decisions in the shade, far from public. Third, such analytical and expert centers really accumulate the best intellectual forces of the country and fourth, not always but rather often, the centers were founded simply to provide jobs to [retired] politicians."

Notice that Henry Kissinger is first on the list with 104 known associations.

Apr 03 09:25

U.S. Marshals Shoot Unarmed Man in Albuquerque, Seize Cell Phone Cameras from Witnesses

As Albuquerque residents take to the streets to protest against the ongoing slayings of citizens by their local police department, federal agents got into the act by opening fire on an unarmed man Tuesday morning, then seizing cameras from witnesses.

But more citizens with cameras arrived on the scene as a group of U.S. Marshals stood around the victim, Gilberto Angelo Serrano, proving unafraid to voice their displeasure at the trigger-happy culture that apparently has seeped into all levels of law enforcement in Albuquerque.

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The problem for New Mexico residents isn't just Albuquerque: it is happening throughout the state, and for the following reason. As reported in Freedom Outpost, the police siege in New Mexico can be laid at the foot of one man, the developer of police training for that state: Jack Jones.

Incidents have occurred with enough frequency in the state to trigger a Department of Justice investigation that launched in 2012 and is still ongoing. The state's police forces have become infamous for shooting at minivans full of kids and for their penchant for Roswellian anal-probing of supsects. Yet, the man who designs the training programs for the state's police departments doesn't see a problem. In fact, he has instituted a curriculum that puts LESS restraint on officers in deciding when to use deadly force. Jack Jones is the director of the Law Enforcement Academy. The New Mexican reports that he has been granted full control over the design of the basic training program: In September, the state's eight-member Law Enforcement Academy Board, which is appointed by the governor and chaired by the attorney general, voted unanimously to change the New Mexico Administrative Code to give complete control over the curriculum to Jones. Greg Williams, an Albuquerque attorney and president-elect of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, said before the board voted on the change, it had a process that included public involvement. "What they did was to change the process so that the public could not be involved," he said.

Here is another article, reported this February from Blacklistednews.com:

All new police cadets will be trained to use more deadly force, thanks to a new curriculum by director of the state’s Law Enforcement Academy. That training emphasis will take place in a cadet program that has been shortened by six full weeks. Jack Jones, a retired Army colonel, was granted sole authority by the LEA over the training curriculum given to all of New Mexico’s new recruits. He says the old model was too restrictive with the use of deadly force. “Evil has come to the state of New Mexico. Evil has come to the Southwest. Evil has come to the United States,” Jones said to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Officer Elias Montoya opens fire on the minivan filled with a woman and 5 children suspected of speeding. (Source: New Mexico State Police) When journalists filed an official request for a copy the academy’s new curriculum, Jones refused, saying it would give criminals an edge. “I’ll burn them before you get them,” he told The New Mexican. His new training program, which began January 20th, has also been shortened from 22 weeks down to 16 weeks, leaving many questioning what skills are being dropped from the curriculum while more deadly force is being added. The decision to train cadets to shoot at fleeing vehicles comes at a sensitive time for New Mexicans. In October of last year, a New Mexico State Trooper opened fire on a minivan containing a mother and 5 children that was fleeing a traffic stop. A month later, a New Mexico State Police officer shot a female driver in the back of the head for trying to evade a traffic stop. These officers were trained under the old standards that were too “restrictive” for the modern cop. Should New Mexicans expect a rise in deadly shootings from the students of Col. Jones?

IF this unhinged police activity persists, the state of New Mexico needs to immediately change its motto to "New Mexico: the land of disenchantment!"

I would strongly caution ANY thinking person NOT to visit the state while this man is still in offce, and for the people with the capability to migrate do so, before they find that it is a loved one or family member who has been shot and killed or maimed for life for doing absolutely nothing wrong.

Apr 03 08:30

CIA torture and the threat of dictatorship

Only one conclusion can be drawn from the report published in theWashington Post Tuesday giving grisly details of CIA torture of prisoners and systematic lying by government officials to cover it up: the US ruling elite as a whole is guilty of war crimes for which it must be held accountable.

Apr 03 07:07

NSA Official: Conspiracy Theorists Are Dangerous & Potentially Violent! Cass Sunstein's New Book

Apr 03 07:03

Thousands of artifacts seized at rural Indiana home

FBI agents Wednesday seized "thousands" of cultural artifacts, including American Indian items, from the private collection of a 91-year-old Rush County man who had acquired them over the past eight decades.

An FBI command vehicle and several tents were spotted at the property in rural Waldron, about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

The man, Don Miller, has not been arrested or charged.

Apr 03 07:01

The Bankers Manifesto of 1892

Apr 03 06:46

Crackdown ordered on climate-change sceptics

Ministers who question the majority view among scientists about climate change should “shut up” and instead repeat the Government line on the issue, according to MPs.

The BBC should also give less airtime to climate sceptics and its editors should seek special clearance to interview them, according to the Commons Science and Technology Committee. Andrew Miller, the committee’s Labour chairman, said that appearances on radio and television by climate sceptics such as Lord Lawson of Blaby, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, should be accompanied by "health warnings."

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Apr 03 06:43

Police action led to man's heart arrhythmia in theater scuffle, Oklahoma medical examiner says

A moviegoer died in February because physical restraint by police brought on a heart condition know as cardiac arrhythmia, the state medical examiner reported Wednesday.

The Feb. 15 death of Luis Rodriguez, 44, was ruled a homicide due to the physical struggle and police restraint associated. The medical examiner cautioned that the ruling of homicide doesn’t imply wrongdoing or criminal intent.

Apr 02 16:12

DA: No Criminal Charges For Officer Who Killed Hofstra University Student

The Nassau County police officer who fired the fatal shots that killed a Hofstra University student and the armed intruder who was holding her hostage will not face criminal charges.

Apr 02 13:29

FILMING POLICE: Archives

The issue of filming police officers in the United States has become an extremely contentious one. Despite the fact that we have freedom of the press and the God-given natural rights we are endowed with, police nationwide are telling people that it is illegal to film police. Some states have even tried to use "wiretapping laws" to prosecute people who record audio of police. This is a gross mis-use and abuse of legitimate wiretapping laws, which were meant to cover telephone conversations which require consent of both parties.

Apr 02 12:45

US military protecting international banking cartel

For decades, America has used its armed strength to enforce the use of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, effectively making the US military the armed wing of the international banking cartel (IBC).

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The secret is out!

Finally!

Apr 02 12:30

Cops on the Cook County state's attorney's police squad are in trouble with the law – in just the latest revelations of allegedly improper conduct by members of the clout-heavy unit.

Apr 02 12:07

Fargo man charged with possession of child porn after Google tip

A Fargo man is charged with 11 counts of possession of child pornography after Google alerted national activists he had child porn on his email and IP addresses.

Devin Cole Reed, 26, was charged Friday in Cass County District Court with 11 counts of possession of prohibited materials, a Class C felony.

According to court documents, a Fargo police detective received a cybertip from Google via the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a child porn image on an IP and email address.

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Apr 02 12:04

EPA Sued for 'IRS-Like' Tactics

A conservative environmental law group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged “IRS-like” tactics, including stone-walling federal records requests and imposing fees on conservative groups that sought government records.

Apr 02 09:46

Man in critical condition after being shot twice in the chest by off-duty cop who caught him having sex in a community pool

The Florida man confronted by an off-duty sheriff's deputy who caught him having sex with a woman in a community pool was shot twice in the chest, it was reported today.

Alex Alfonso, a seven-year Sheriff's Office veteran shot Anthony 'Tony' Ribero when he discovered him and the woman in the pool of his West Boca apartment complex Saturday.

Mr Ribero, 49, is now fighting for his life in hospital, his brother told a local newspaper.

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These officers are totally out of control!

Apr 02 08:59

Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern

When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds."

Apr 02 08:58

Sixth Graders' Common Core Homework: Remove Two Rights from Bill of Rights

An Arkansas mom was disturbed to learn her sixth grade daughter's homework was to "prioritize, revise, prune two and add two" amendments in the Bill of Rights. The homework, part of the controversial Common Core curriculum, said that the Bill of Rights is "outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer."

Apr 02 08:50

Navy SEAL Shot: Warned Americans Days Ago On Judge Jeanine Show

Ex-Navy SEAL Christopher Mark Heben was shot Friday night in Bath Township, Ohio, days after warning Americans on the Judge Jeanine Show about how easy it would be to take down the US power grid as shared in the 2nd video below. Christopher had been working upon a new project called The Patriot Project. Was this another attempted hit upon Patriotic Veterans? Mysteriously, though police said Heben was treated at a local hospital, the hospital had no record of him being there.

Apr 02 08:49

Aftermath of US Marshal Shooting

Gabriel Valdez and his mother said they saw the whole thing.
"They drove up and didn't announce who they were, just 'Get out of the truck, get out of the truck,' them boom!" Gabriel said.

They say Serrano was shot in the head through the windshield.

Apr 02 08:37

Hey @SenatorReid, STOP ATTACKING FREE SPEECH!!

The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules at the IRS to control the speech of certain non-profits. Senator Harry Reid hopes to limit free speech of those who disagree with him. He thinks that free speech should be dependent on who is speaking and wants the IRS to make that call.

Americans haven’t always agreed with what’s said, but until now we’ve always agreed on each other’s right to say it.

Apr 02 08:18

US pyromaniacs to ignite all-out war in Europe: Analyst

An analyst says the US is prepared to sacrifice millions of lives for its own selfish strategic interests by pushing Europe into an all-out war with Russia, Press TV reports.

“The US is prepared to plunge Europe into a war with Russia in order for Washington to preserve its hegemony over the transatlantic axis,” Finian Cunningham wrote in a column for the Press TV website.

He said a war would be aimed at preventing Russia and Europe from developing closer trade and political ties and preserving the American dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Apr 02 08:14

US Government Is World's 3rd Largest Economy

Appreciating the full scope of the US government is difficult, because its activities are undertaken at the federal, state, and local levels. Adding all of this together, government in the US consumes more than $6 trillion a year. This makes the US government the world's 3rd largest economy.

Apr 01 10:42

The New Nihilism

A new nihilism is starting to appear in the United States. Like the Lost Generation, this malaise proceeds from multiple sources.

First and foremost is the reality of ongoing wars, inevitably leading to a new global war, started with the very weapons that ended the last global war. Having been raised with decades of dire warnings about how nuclear weapons can end the world amid cold-war exhortations to build personal fallout shelters, it should not come as a surprise that most people equate the current military buildup as a prelude to that much predicted end of the world. This is not metaphor; the kids with those brass keys in the silos can really do it. Who wants to work hard to build a future that might vanish in a flash of white light?

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Apr 01 10:18

WATCH: Innocent girl gets taken down by Tucson Police Officer during Arizona riot

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At 23 seconds, the girl is walkng past the bench when a cop rushes in from off-camera left and simply shoves her across the bench.

Apr 01 10:02

Why Wasn’t the NSA Spying on Bloomberg Chat Rooms Where Unprecedented Market Rigging Was Taking Place?

In recent months we’ve learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on tens of millions of law-abiding citizens’ emails and telephone calls placed through companies like Google, Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint Nextel. What the NSA does not appear to have been spying on are the Bloomberg chat rooms where real financial frauds involving potentially trillions of dollars in trades have been occurring for years.

Now, the ultimate embarrassment has occurred for those sleuths at the NSA. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that investigators probing a new line of market manipulation, rigged foreign currency trading, have found that potential lawbreakers were so cavalier about their conduct that they used chat names such as “The Bandits’ Club” and “The Cartel.”

Apr 01 09:44

How the FBI Goes After Activists

The FBI first became interested in Tom and his fellow travelers on the eve of the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota, when the bureau that purports to keep America safe sent an undercover agent who went by the name “Karen Sullivan” to infiltrate the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, one of the most prominent groups organizing protests outside the convention. The agent couldn’t uncover any wrongdoing whatsoever, but soon she made her way to another left-wing organization in the Midwest, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), a group that includes Tom and a number of other activists who received subpoenas.

Her cover was fashioned to appeal to the bleeding-heart leftists she sought to entrap and imprison—“Karen’s” identity was practically a caricature of a socialist activist.

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OK, FBI, here's the deal with me: I advocate peace and good faith negotiation, and never violence. I am a woman of both faith (a Methodist, to be precise) and logic. I am an equal opportunity smiter of BOTH political parties when they are not working for the good of the American people (which is generally most of the time), and someone who believes in providing both kids and adults with an education in logic and critical thinking, love, and non-judgement.

DEAL WITH IT!!

Apr 01 08:09

DNC Chair Can't Name A Single Problem She Would Fix In ObamaCare

Apr 01 07:32

Arizona Republicans try to pump $1 mil into private prison for non-existent inmates

Private prison company GEO Group coaxed around $1 million out of Arizona Republicans, despite assertions by the state Department of Corrections that the money is not needed based on the state’s contract with GEO Group.

The last-minute funding attempt came late Friday, when Arizona House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh (R) added $900,000 into a budget proposal after GEO Group lobbyists convinced him that the company was not seeing enough profit from emergency inmate beds it supplies Arizona’s prisons in Phoenix and Florence.

Apr 01 07:32

Albuquerque security forces use tear gas on raging protesters after fatal police shooting

Albuquerque police have violently cracked down on protesters, using tear gas and arresting several demonstrators, after over nine hours of unrest. Hundreds expressed their anger over last week's police shooting that saw a homeless man killed.

At the beginning of the rally, protesters asked police to take responsibility for their actions.

“The police serve us, they do not kill us,” one protester told the local KRQE media outlet, while one of the demonstrators held a sign that read, "APD: Dressed To Kill."

Another activist, Alexander Siderits, 23, told AP he was participating because he was "fed up" with how police treat citizens.

"It has reached a boiling point, and people just can't take it anymore," he stressed.

Apr 01 06:55

Greenwald goads NSA over ‘staged leaks’

Reeling from the leak of classified data, NSA officials have anticipated future leaks by sometimes announcing them to the media preemptively, a minimization tactic according to one of the journalists still holding the intel agency’s documents.

Glenn Greenwald, formerly of The Guardian and now of First Look Media, penned a column Monday criticizing both US National Security Agency brass and what he sees as complicit reporters for their role in repeating unverified claims about the intelligence agency.

The outspoken columnist ripped outgoing NSA Director General Keith Alexander, who will be replaced at the top of the agency soon, for trying to prey on the public’s emotions.

Mar 31 14:17

Justice Cap Makes Your Face Invisible to Cameras

They look like your average ball cap, except for the fact that they’ve got a strip of high-powered LEDs on the visor. And it’s this strip of LEDs that makes all the difference, as they virtually black out your face from digital cameras and facial recognition systems. They work best in low-level lighting environments, such as when you’re in a club or outdoors when it’s dark out. That said, they won’t do much for you in broad daylight, although they may still conceal part of your face.

Mar 31 11:59

Exclusive: NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought - study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers.

Reuters reported in December that the NSA had paid RSA $10 million to make a now-discredited cryptography system the default in software used by a wide range of Internet and computer security programs. The system, called Dual Elliptic Curve, was a random number generator, but it had a deliberate flaw - or "back door" - that allowed the NSA to crack the encryption.

A group of professors from Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Illinois and elsewhere now say they have discovered that a second NSA tool exacerbated the RSA software's vulnerability.

Mar 31 11:18

SWAT Targets Family for Drinking Tea

In 21st-century America, the most innocent of activities could have a SWAT team busting down your door. Reason profiles the Harte family, who were the victims of a SWAT home invasion after police raided their garbage cans (h/t Ben Domench). An unreliable field test falsely identified Addie Harte’s trashed teabags as marijuana, and SWAT leapt into action. The Hartes didn’t just suffer the trauma of the raid—they had to spend $25,000 just to find out why they were targeted.

Mar 31 10:59

Instant Classic: Sebelius Literally Speechless After She’s Told How Unpopular Obamacare Is…

Mar 31 10:04

Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance.

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Mar 31 09:50

Remember when?

Remember when they promised the website would be functional on October 1, 2013?

Mar 31 07:36

House GOP investigators say regulators twice declined to probe faulty GM vehicles

Congressional investigators said Sunday that federal regulators had declined on two separate occasions to open formal probes into complaints about an ignition switch defect in certain General Motors cars.

The finding was announced in a memo prepared by staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a continuing investigation into events surrounding GM's eventual recall of 2.6 million small cars due to the defect, which has been linked to 13 deaths in traffic accidents. The investigators also determined that GM rejected a proposed fix for the problem in 2005 due to both the length of time needed for repair and the costs involved.

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This seems to be a pattern in the US Government. They are always ready to harass ordinary people for the slightest crime, even the imagined crime of taking pictures of the police in public. But the agencies watching major corporations look the other way. SEC ignored Bernie Madoff for 12 years. MMS ignored the fact that the manual blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon was four years overdue for maintenance. There is yet to be a single arrest related to the 2008 mortgage-backed securities fraud.

Government is the most expensive thing you will buy on your life. Are you getting your money's worth?

Mar 31 07:21

Judge: Probation for du Pont heir in daughter rape because ‘he would not fare well’ in prison

A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested that he needed treatment instead of time behind bars, according to Delaware Online.

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The rich really do get away with everything!

Mar 31 07:15

Protesters storm Albuquerque police HQ as Anonymous targets department over killing of homeless man by 'cold blooded' officers that was caught on video

What started as a peaceful protest against the Albuquerque Police Department quickly turned violent by nightfall with officers in riot gear breaking out the tear gas.

At least 500 people gathered on the steps of the Albuquerque Police department on Sunday to condemn the recent police killing of 38-year-old James Boyd. Earlier this week hacktivist group Anonymous posted a video online calling for locals to occupy police headquarters and take a stand against Boyd's 'cold blooded' murder.

'Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate,' the group said in the video.

Mar 29 11:29

Senator Admits Media Shield Law Won't Cover Real Journalists

Mar 29 10:42

The Financial New World Order

Following the 2009 G20 summit, plans were announced for implementing the creation of a new global currency to replace the US dollar’s role as the world reserve currency. Point 19 of the communiqué released by the G20 at the end of the Summit stated, “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity.” SDRs, or Special Drawing Rights, are “a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund.” As the Telegraph reported, “the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global "quantitative easing". In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body. Conspiracy theorists will love it.”

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This conspiracy theorist thinks it is a really bad idea for the people of planet Earth.

Mar 29 10:15

The Price of Telling The Truth…. An Abusive IRS Audit

Let’s now fast forward to June of 2013….. following my Congressional presentation and then having been interviewed and given dozens of presentations on the hazards of Obama Care and what is needed for true health care reform, as well as hosting The Operation Freedom Radio Show since 2010, the letter we received from The IRS on June 13th, 2013, unfortunately, confirmed my diagnosis 4 years earlier that the current administration worships at the alter of Fascism.

Mar 29 10:07

Beyond a Doubt: Our Media War Propaganda and The Film You Almost Didn’t See

This is the story about a film which none of were supposed to see. Not because the film wasn’t up to professional journalistic standards, or that it was of poor quality. It was neither of those. Against the odds and the establishment-owned international media syndicate, award-winning filmmaker and journalist John Pilger reveals one of the most damning indictments of American and British mainstream media. The content of this timeless film is stunning, and show beyond any reasonable doubt, that our media are not only complicit in advancing conflict around the globe, but are actively engaged in pushing it on behalf of those who seek to profit from international conflagrations.

Mar 29 09:16

Creativity and Non-Conformity Now listed as a Mental Illness by Psychiatrists

Now thanks to thought policing by the American Psychiatric Association the latest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is setting up the dominoes for arbitrary diagnosis of any dissenting individuals.

listed as new mental illnesses are above-average creativity and cynicism. The manual goes on to identify a mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

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I score a perfect 100!

Mar 29 08:42

Media Control Grows More Difficult ... And Obvious

We have noticed a trend toward boldness – even brazenness – when it comes to manipulating the media in the US. It's as if politicians especially are not even bothering to hide their intentions.

We recently ran an article entitled, "Congress Mulls Licensing Speech?" that reported on this trend.

The subject of the article was the shield law that Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York was trying to push through the US Senate. Schumer was portraying the bill as something that was needed to protect "journalists" from US Intel agencies that are increasingly asking courts to place reporters in jail for not revealing their sources upon request.

Of course, what would have been more reasonable – were Schumer ever apt to be reasonable – would be to pass a law forbidding Intel agencies from trying to put reporters in jail.

Mar 28 12:00

Zero Covered Dentists Within 100 Miles for Mandatory Dental Plan Under Obamacare

For years we have known that the claim under Obamacare, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” was false.

We have also known that the claim under Obamacare, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” was false.

But what we didn’t know was that under Obamacare, “If you need a doctor, you may have to drive more than 100 miles to find a doctor.”

Mar 28 09:54

The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers

Many of us know retired police officers who remember a world where it was considered a failure to draw a weapon unless under direct attack. Even if such an action was required, the result was nightmare inducing. Today's police seem to have lost such empathy. As a consequence, police are rarely a welcome sight these days; they are being equipped and trained as if they are an occupying force (even in small towns), replete with body armor, tactical gear, and vehicles coming straight from the US military at bargain prices.

Mar 28 09:53

What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie?

Ultimately, the education system can be blamed for feeding us propaganda and forcing us to regurgitate it so we can “fit in” with the rest of society. Our public school systems are set up to get the students primed for economic slavery without ever offering courses that allow to students to think creatively or freely.

If you trace the company’s who print our children’s textbooks, you’ll find a Zionist agenda behind them all. For example, George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, was arrested for funding both sides of World War II, yet we never learned this in school. Why? Because had we learned this, NEITHER Bush would have been elected president for having a traitor in their lineage.

And surely, Christopher Columbus didn’t “discover” America.

Mar 28 09:51

TURKEY GOING ALL THE WAY TO DESTROY FREEDOM

After company refused to take down problematic recordings, Turkish FM defends move to block service, citing need to defend national security.

Mar 28 09:51

PLUNGE: New poll shows Obamacare support at 26%

A new poll shows that just 26 percent of Americans support Obamacare, but at the same time only 13 percent think the law will be completely repealed.

The Associated Press-Gfk survey was completed before the White House announced this week that it had signed up 6 million people for private health plans through the state and federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 28 09:15

A brief history of Obamacare delays

The administration has bent deadlines for the employer mandate (twice), put off the launch of the Spanish-language enrollment site and even delayed the enrollment season for 2015 — pushing it off until after the November midterm elections.

Working backward, here’s a brief history of some of the most prominent Obamacare delays:

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Mar 28 09:06

Ukrainian leadership to hire US mercenaries to suppress eastern regions - source

Private military company will be in charge of suppressing protest movements in Eastern Ukraine, said a source in the country's Security Service. According to him, the name of the company is Greystone Limited.

Mar 28 08:35

Turkey shuts down YouTube over security alert

Turkey’s telecoms authority has shut down YouTube.

Regulators say an anonymous account posted what it presented as a leaked recording of a discussion between the country’s intelligence chief and military leaders about possible operations in Syria.

It comes a week after Turkey tried to block access to microblogging site Twitter.

“I have been a Facebook and a Youtubeuser for years and all of a sudden, this ban comes as a shock. I am
uneasy over these developments and my biggest
concern is what will happen if this government wins the elections?” said internet user Robin Cetin.

Mar 28 08:27

Corporate Sovereignty Provisions Called Into Question Around The World

A couple of weeks ago, we noted that Germany just threw a big spanner in the TTIP works by calling for corporate sovereignty provisions to be excluded. Although perhaps the most dramatic repudiation of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), it's by no means the only one. Indeed, the tide really seems turning, as country after country calls into question the need to put corporations on the same level as entire nations.

Mar 28 08:21

Ukraine: The Corporate Annexation. “For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, It’s a Gold Mine of Profits”

As the US and EU apply sanctions on Russia over its annexation’ of Crimea, JP Sottile reveals the corporate annexation of Ukraine. For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, there’s a gold mine of profits to be made from agri-business and energy exploitation.

Mar 28 07:56

C-13: A digital Trojan horse for the surveillance state

The Conservatives have offered up C-13 as a necessary tool to address the serious problem of online harassment. And there’s a justifiable and strong political movement among Canadians to modernize the Code to tackle the serious problem of Internet harassment and abuse, particularly in the wake of some tragic recent suicides.

Which is precisely what the Conservative party is counting on — because C-13 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The government’s talking points notwithstanding, only a small portion of C-13 deals with cyber-bullying. Most of the bill is devoted to expanding police powers to search and seize personal Internet data.

Mar 28 07:55

IMF Exposed in Ukraine

The Ukraine debacle has exposed certain truths to the world about the way the West operates and how the power elite destabilizes countries politically in order to gain further control over them. IMF officials are doing themselves no favors by participating, but doubtless have little choice.

This IMF tranche is not a helpful gesture toward Ukraine so much as part of a calculated and continued campaign of destabilization and occupation. It is the Internet Era itself that is exposing these manipulations and making them considerably less effective in the 21st century than in the 20th.

Mar 28 07:31

Dissecting Obama’s Proposed NSA Reforms

So, after nine months of ignoring the Snowden revelations, downplaying the the Snowden revelations, not telling the truth about the Snowden revelations, insulting the Snowden revelations, sending members of his administration to lie to Congress about the Snowden revelations and claiming everything the NSA does is legal, righteous and necessary to keep the barbarians outside the gates, Obama is coincidentally now proposing some “reforms” without acknowledging the Snowden revelations. Let’s have a look based on what we know right now.

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"The US Government will no longer spy on law abiding Americans who are not suspected of a crime. We will order the phone and internet companies to do it for us. Isn't that better?" -- Official White Horse Souse

What is really insulting is that Obama actually thought this dodge would placate Americans.

In any event, this government's word is worthless, and the only way We The People will know the spying is over is for every one of those NSA data centers to be burned to the ground, with every official who supported this open violation of the Fourth Amendment to be used for the kindling!

Mar 27 11:32

Ex-TSA agent: We steal from travelers all the time

A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

­Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.

Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.

“I could tell whether it was cameras or laptops or portable cameras or whatever kind of electronic was in the bag,” he said.

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I guess this is why TSA wants guns now, so they can just hold us up and save time.

Mar 27 08:29

Man brutally beaten by NYPD for sleeping on a couch in a synagogue

Disturbing video captured a man being brutally beaten by police after he was discovered sleeping on a couch inside a synagogue. The man was struck dozens of times with fists and a baton, even though the man had permission to be there. The beating was ruled justified and the officers were cleared.

Mar 27 08:28

Man brutally beaten by NYPD for sleeping on a couch in a synagogue

Disturbing video captured a man being brutally beaten by police after he was discovered sleeping on a couch inside a synagogue. The man was struck dozens of times with fists and a baton, even though the man had permission to be there. The beating was ruled justified and the officers were cleared.

The incident took place during the early morning hours of October 8th, 2012. Ehud Halevy, 22, was sleeping in the back room of the A.L.I.Y.A. (Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults) building in Crown Heights. The facility is a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youths.

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"To protect and serve" appears to be interpreted by New York Police as "to maim and kill with impunity."

Mar 27 08:28

FBI Dumps Southern Poverty Law Center as Hate Crimes Resource

Signed by fourteen other conservative and Christian leaders, the letter calls SPLC "a heavily politicized organization producing inaccurate and biased data on 'hate groups' – not hate crimes." It accuses the SPLC of "providing findings that are not consistent with trends found in the FBI statistics." Where the FBI has found hate crimes and hate groups declining significantly in the past ten years, SPLC claims hate groups have increased 67.3% since 2000. Where once SPLC's hate list was reserved for groups like the Aryan Nation and the KKK, in 2010 SPLC started citing as hate groups those Christian groups that oppose same-sex marriage or believe homosexuality is not inborn, or are otherwise critical of homosexuality. Among the Christian groups targeted by SPLC was FRC.

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Look under "New Hampshire."

Mar 27 08:23

The First Duty of American Citizens is to Protect Their Freedom From the Government

“The window for the United States to save the PETRODOLLAR (THERE IS THAT WORD I KEEP HARPING ON IN MY FINANCIAL SERIES) from the scourge of the Iranian sale of oil for gold to the BRIC nations (e.g. Russia, China, India) is rapidly closing. If the Russians are able to invade Ukraine and consolidate their holdings, an invasion of Syria as a precursor to the invasion of Iran, can be seriously challenged by the Russians operating out of Crimea.”

I absolutely CANNOT stress enough how important the financial component is to understanding domestic or global politics right now. If you think it does not concern you, you are sorely mistaken. I include the links again below.

Mar 27 07:57

Police Involved Shooting Statistics: A National One-Year Summary

I collected this data myself because the U.S. Government doesn't. There is no national database dedicated to police involved shootings. Alan Maimon, in his article, "National Data on Shootings by Police Not Collected," published on November 28, 2011 in the "Las Vegas Review-Journal," wrote "The nation's leading law enforcement agency [FBI] collects vast amounts of information on crime nationwide, but missing from this clearinghouse are statistics on where, how often, and under what circumstances police use deadly force. In fact, no one anywhere comprehensively tracks the most significant act police can do in the line of duty: take a life."

Since the government keeps statistics on just about everything, why no national stats on something this important? The answer is simple: they don't want us to know. Why? Because police shoot a lot more people than we think, and the government, while good at statistics, is also good at secrecy.

Mar 27 07:56

Payments to Albuquerque Officers Are Called a ‘Bounty System’

Mike Gomez has been angry with the police officer here who shot and killed his 22-year-old son, Alan, last year, after officers responded to a report that the young man was acting erratically and firing a rifle. But Mr. Gomez became even angrier just days ago after he learned that the officer, Sean Wallace, received a $500 payment from the Albuquerque police union shortly after the shooting.

Mar 27 07:12

Brazil's anti-spy Internet bill clears lower house vote

Brazil's lower chamber of Congress approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday aimed at guaranteeing equal access to the Internet and protecting the privacy of its users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.

Mar 27 06:52

Social media: Weapon of PsyWar & you’re the target

For centuries the most powerful intelligence gathering service on the planet was the Catholic rite of ‘confession’, where millions of people told vital info to the Pope on guilty acts which could then be used to blackmail them and their co-sinners.

But you’d be wrong if you thought that was mostly over with Luther and the reformation. Priest-spooks of the new church at Google and Facebook took over where the confession box left off.

“Facebook have my life and I worry, ‘what will they do with it?’” a friend admitted to me this week. It’s a fair concern and one the software and social media giants have skirted round, paying their PR and legal departments to keep public debate to a minimum. Without a cast iron assurance that our data really is private we have to assume they hand everything to the NSA.

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Using social media as an intelligence gathering tool seems silly when you recall just how many people are lying online, especially if they are trying to get a date.

Mar 26 12:32

TSA union: agency needs its own armed officers

The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers.

The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

Mar 26 12:01

Doin the Math…

According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh.

16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile. The gasoline powered car costs about $15,000 while the Volt costs $46,000.

So the Government wants us to pay 3 times as much, for a car that costs more than 7 times as much to run, and takes 3 times longer to drive across the country…..

Mar 26 10:59

Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska.

Mar 26 10:53

Billionaire’s son avoids punishment for cocaine found in his Mercedes when he was stopped by police for jumping traffic lights

A banker's son who was found to have cocaine in his car when he was stopped for jumping traffic lights was let off by magistrates without penalty for the drugs.

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So, what else is new?

Mar 26 09:15

White House offers extension on completing Obamacare enrollment

The Obama administration plans to allow consumers to complete enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare after next week's deadline as long as they declare that they started the process before the end of the month.

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Mar 26 08:47

Judging Obamacare state by state

Earlier this month the Department of Health and Human Services announced that more than five million people had selected plans on the public insurance exchanges, a sign that the pace of enrollments is quickening as the March 31 deadline for choosing a plan approaches. But a look at the exchanges during the last month of the sign-up period shows that the enrollment picture isn’t equal across the map. “A handful of states have done great,” says Katherine Hempstead, the senior program officer for the coverage team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to health care. “But there are some states that are really not getting much traction at all.”

Mar 26 08:46

Remember the missing Obamacare "back-end?" Yeah, HHS still hasn't built that

The website works. Sometimes. And the deadline for signing up is rapidly approaching. Again. But there's one big piece of Obamacare that's still missing.

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Mar 26 07:37

Asset Forfeiture The looting of U.S. citizens

“Civil asset forfeiture has allowed police to view all of America as some giant national K-Mart, where prices are not just lower, but non-existent — a sort of law enforcement ‘pick-and-don’t-pay.”
U.S. Representative Henry Hyde

“Findings suggest asset forfeiture is a dysfunctional policy. Forfeiture programs, while serving to generate income, prompt drug enforcement to serve functions that are inherently contradictory
and often at odds with the demands of justice.”
Mitchell Miller & Lance H. Selva

Mar 26 07:36

Policing for Profit - The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Mar 26 07:32

OBAMA CALLS FOR DICTATORSHIP IN AMERICA!! Communists Democrats CHEER! TREASON Caught On Video!

Mar 26 07:26

Using Metadata to Catch a Whistleblower

So what did Stanford find among all that metadata? They began with some simple, common-sense assumptions, primarily that the more calls you made to a specific place (i.e., a political group or a friend) and the longer in duration those calls were, the more significant the connection. If that same source called you back, frequently or for long durations, the connection was more or less confirmed. Mistakes could be made, but there is always some collateral damage in these things.

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It is nonsense to trust the government's claim that they are only looking at the meta-data. The Utah data facility alone has enough storage to record every single phone call made by every single human on Earth for the last 7 years!

Mar 26 07:00

Warnings from Former Presidents About Who Really Runs the Show

Verified Warnings From Former U.S. Presidents About the “Invisible Government” Running the U.S. With “No Allegiance To the People”

Mar 26 06:41

Ukrainian authorities to tame Eastern regions with aid of private military company

An overseas private military company will engages in the suppressing of protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the East of Ukraine, a source at the Security Service of Ukraine said Monday

“The case in hand is Greystone Ltd. company,” he said.

The incumbent authorities in Kiev that came to power as a result of a coup believe that the Security Service branches in the eastern regions are unable to suppress the protest moods and “to neutralize” the leaders and activists of the broad pro-Russian movement here.

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Greystone is a subsidiary of Blackwater, Xi, Academii, or whatever they are calling themselves these days to escape the bad press.

Mar 26 06:26

Born into slavery

The banks have been the modern slave owners and as the saying goes, “He who owns the debt owns the people.” The way the Slavery System was imposed on us meant that even if we did end up paying off our house or our car, we never actually owned it, because our right to any Real Property ownership was given away at the registration of our birth.

Mar 26 06:19

State Supreme Court strikes down eavesdropping law

Hours after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eavesdropping statute on Thursday, Annabel Melongo reflected on the 20 months she spent locked up in the Cook County Jail under the now-unconstitutional law.

Melongo said she had been ordered held on a six-figure bond typically given repeat or violent offenders for recording three telephone conversations she had with a court reporter supervisor at the Leighton Criminal Court Building about the policy for correcting a hearing transcript.

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Apparently the government can record you, but you better not record the government!

Mar 26 06:06

Rep. Mike Rogers Is A Liar

Rep. Mike Rogers, one of the most doggedly pro-NSA figures in Congress, is once again making claims for which he presents zero evidence and which contradict findings from the intelligence community.
Specifically, he is going on television to claim Edward Snowden is a double agent for the Russians. “Every counterintelligence official believes that,” Mr. Rogers said on the NBC News program “Meet the Press.” “You won’t find one that doesn’t believe today he’s under the influence of Russian intelligence services.”

Actually, I know of one official who doesn’t believe Snowden is working with Russian intelligence services: Rick Ledgett, the guy who leads the NSA’s task force on Snowden’s leaks. That task force, according to a Reuters report, “found no evidence that [Snowden] had help either within the NSA or from adversary spy agencies.”

Mar 25 13:47

Feinstein’s Bill to Kill Free Speech of Independent Journalists ‘Has Votes’ to Pass Senate

After fending off numerous attacks on the freedom of the internet last year, activists and independent journalists alike are now facing another hurdle that flies in the face of freedom of the press, the “Journalist Shield Law“. Image credit: davidleesf

Although the bill is being sold by the Obama administration and establishment politicians in both parties as a positive step in protecting free speech, unfortunately the name of this bill is highly deceiving. Remembering just how unpatriotic the Patriot Act was, this new law, although deceivingly named, is likely to crush freedom of speech of any journalist not on a corporate payroll. According to the AP, this is how the bill defines who a real journalist is:

Mar 25 13:31

How Much Is NSA Spying Costing In Lost Productivity?

NSA spying is costing the U.S. tech industry tens of billions of dollars. And see this and this.

It also undermines trust in U.S. companies, fellow Americans and are government. Given that trust is the foundation for a prosperous economy, this is really bad for our economy.

But there might be another big cost to mass surveillance: loss of worker productivity.

Specifically, top computer and internet experts say that NSA spying breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that malicious hackers can get through.

Mar 25 11:02

Either U.S. Economy Collapses or WWIII | Mike Rivero

Mar 25 10:52

The Five Biggest NSA Bombshells Dropped by Snowden

Nine months and counting... NSA fugitive Edward Snowden is still making waves. And he warns that more secrets will be revealed. Here are some of the biggest bombshells he's exposed so far. (Source: Bloomberg)

Mar 25 10:23

'They've blown off the subpoenas': Republicans prepare brickbats for Obama administration with new IRS corruption hearing

An aide to one Republican committee member said Monday that the White House and the Treasury Department were already dangerously close to causing a constitutional crisis.

'They've blown off the subpoenas,' the aide said, referring to legal demands the committee issued to the IRS on August 2 and February 14. 'If the DOJ keeps dragging its heels too, and can just get away with it, why do we have an oversight committee in the first place? It's like the White House has never heard of the separation of powers.'

Mar 25 10:06

Public Service Announcement: Mass Surveillance Is ALWAYS About Crushing Dissent

500 Years of History – and 40 Years of Warnings by Top U.S. Officials – Confirms that Government Spying On One’s Own People Is Always About Grabbing Power and Stifling Criticism

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Not working very well this time, is it?

Mar 25 10:02

No Law Requires You to Pay Income Tax, Period.

Mar 25 08:21

US Prepares To Provide A Billion To Ukraine As Detroit Plans Mass Water Shutoffs Over $260 Million

Either way, one thing is certain: in order to enforce the fading Pax Americana in the Ukraine, and to keep the funding to the otherwise insolvent Ukraine flowing, which as everyone knows will be first and foremost used to pay Russia's Gazprom, the US is about to send lots of money abroad. As in, not in the US.

So when it comes to priorities, whom does Putin have to thank for the billions in Western funds he is about to receive? Maybe he can start in Detroit, where the local utility is planning mass water shutoffs over $260M in delinquent bills.

Mar 25 08:15

Spanish 'Anti-Austerity' Protesters "Sick Of This System They Call Democracy"

"I'm here to fight for my children's future," exclaims one father as Spaniards rallied in Madrid against poverty and EU-imposed austerity. As Reuters reports, the largely peaceful protest later marred by violent clashes in which police fired rubber bullets. The so-called "Dignity Marches" brought hundreds of thousands to the capital with banners making it clear what their feelings about record 26% unemployment were - "Bread, jobs and housing for everyone" and "Corruption and robbery, Spain's trademark." One protester summed up the people's views of the government, "I'm sick of this system they call democracy... I want things to change."

Mar 25 08:13

Family surprised to learn it was Toronto cops who broke into house, removed computers

When Nahid Alikhani and her sons came home on March 18, they found the front door jammed, muddy footprints throughout the house, their mail strewn about, doors ajar and all of their electronic devices missing.

Fearing a burglary, they called 9-1-1.

“The police said, ‘Actually it was us,’” said Alikhani.

That’s when they noticed the search warrant that had been left. It was for their Markham address, but none of their names were listed. Then Alikhani spotted a name she did recognize — the son of the home’s previous owner.

Their story highlights difficulties surrounding police investigations, and obtaining search warrants while protecting personal privacy when the person police are looking for are no longer at the home being searched.

The Toronto police say the family was the victim of a sophisticated crime ring busted this week and that proper procedure was followed in lawfully entering the home.

The family sees it differently.

Mar 25 07:56

Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families

The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, "There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would've been hung years ago, wouldn't I? Because [as an Aboriginal Australian] you're guilty before you're found innocent." The child's grandmother demands to know why "the stealing of our kids is happening all over again". A welfare official says, "I'm gunna take him, mate."

This happened to an Aboriginal family in outback New South Wales. It is happening across Australia in a scandalous and largely unrecognised abuse of human rights that evokes the infamous stolen generation of the last century. Up to the 1970s, thousands of mixed-race children were stolen from their mothers by welfare officials. The children were given to institutions as cheap or slave labour; many were abused.

Mar 25 06:55

Colorado House Passes Forced Vaccination Bill: One of 18 States Pushing Corporate Drugs

Parents will have little choice over whether or not to have their children vaccinated in Colorado now, due to a bipartisan measure passed by Colorado’s House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee this past Thursday. Parents who intended to claim the ‘opt out’ available in a current rendition of Colorado’s current law, due to religious or personal beliefs, will find it much more difficult to do so.

HB 14-1288, which gained traction after recent whooping cough outbreaks, will require parents to complete an online ‘education’ module and get the signature of their health care providers confirming that parents have been informed of health risks and a ‘possible detriment to the community’ if their children go unvaccinated.

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Were I a parent in Colorado, I would be seriously thinking about moving out of state right about now.

Mar 25 06:52

Will Israel kill US empire this week?

The US empire, which might be more accurately termed the New World Order bankster empire, seems to be lashing out blindly as it enters its death spasms.

In Ukraine – as in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere – the Empire's forces are in disarray. The loss of Crimea, and setbacks in Syria, are merely the latest of many debacles. The cause of this ongoing disaster: A series of self-inflicted wounds.

The worst wounds have been self-inflicted by the Empire's lunatic fringe: the Israel-centric neoconservatives. This group, which includes both Jewish chauvinists and Christian armageddonites, is burdened by fanatical devotion to an impossible project: The maintenance of a sustainable "Jewish state" in Occupied Palestine.

Mar 24 16:52

Bugger The Bankers THE OFFICIAL VIDEO

Mar 24 16:10

Michael Rivero: All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars!

As long as Private Central Banks are allowed to exist, inevitably as the night follows day there will be poverty, hopelessness, and millions of deaths in endless World Wars, until the Earth itself is sacrificed in flames.

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The message is getting out!

Mar 24 13:29

Homeless Man Gets Shot To Death By Police For Camping Without Government Permission!

Outrage has ignited over a helmet-cam video of officers fatally confronting a homeless man at his primitive campsite in the foothills.

Mar 24 13:19

Child poverty rate in US is appalling

Nearly 25 percent of children in the US live in poverty. This is in stark contrast to other advanced countries, where the number is about 5 percent. This is tragic.

Other nations believe children are the hope for the future. They believe sensible government programs can have a positive effect on children and on society in general. Most provide early childhood development programs, including education and child care. They provide extended paid family leave. They have single-payer health care systems, which avoid expensive health insurance. They have extended unemployment safety nets. They believe in a sense of national community.

In this country, there is hate and suspicion of government, especially by far right Republicans. They believe food stamps and unemployment benefits will make people lazy. They refuse to consider raising the minimum wage. Many believe people are poor because God is punishing them.

Mar 24 10:27

Police accused of excessive force after firing six bullets, two stun gun rounds, a bean bag and releasing a K9 unit on mentally ill man with a knife who later died

Police in Albuquerque are facing intense criticism after video footage was released which appears to show officers using excessive force to apprehend a homeless man who was holding two knifes.

James Boyd, 38, died as a result of his injuries after a standoff with cops last Sunday, during which police fired two stun gun rounds, six rounds of gunfire, a bean bag and a K-9 unit was released on him.

The entire ordeal was caught on one officer’s lapel camera and has led to a public outcry from city and state leaders who have accused the police of using excessive force.

Mar 24 10:17

The NDAA: a clear and present danger to American liberty

Yes, the worst things you may have heard about the National Defense Authorization Act, which has formally ended 254 years of democracy in the United States of America, and driven a stake through the heart of the bill of rights, are all really true. The act passed with large margins in both the House and the Senate on the last day of last year – even as tens of thousands of Americans were frantically begging their representatives to secure Americans' habeas corpus rights in the final version.

As the New American website puts it,

"[S]ubsequent clauses (Section 1022, for example) unlawfully give the president the absolute and unquestionable authority to deploy the armed forces of the United States to apprehend and to indefinitely detain those suspected of threatening the security of the 'homeland'. In the language of this legislation, these people are called 'covered persons'.

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No, Ms. Wolf, we are not "... sleepwalking into becoming a police state"; between that unholy legislative trinity of the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and this NDAA, The United States of America is already a police state.

People with skills and kids, (and I know I sound like a scratched CD on this) please get out of this country while you still can.

Mar 24 07:17

5 Dick Moves Your Bank Pulls (You Won't Believe Are Legal)

Some institutions get more hate than they deserve. Most lawyers and police officers are just doing their jobs, and most businesses really are simply trying to make a profit. But banks ... well, banks make it really hard to defend them. They are the middleman in every transaction (you simply can't function in modern society keeping your cash in a coffee can buried in your yard), and goddamn do they exploit their position in the shadiest ways imaginable. Let's take a moment to examine some of the perfectly legal ways these guys screw us on a daily basis:

Mar 24 06:59

Ukraine fiasco marks end of the EU’s imperial dream

The EU, dedicated to eliminating national identity, has finally run up against the rock of a national interest that will not give way

Mar 24 06:24

A Series of Hurdles, Followed by a Cliff

Of course, most readers will know that the US is the only country in the world that taxes its people based upon citizenship rather than upon residence—that Americans have a tax obligation to their country even if they do not live there.

For years, we have been projecting that, as the US and the EU approach their respective economic Waterloos, they will impose increasing controls on their people—laws that will serve to pen in the sheep as much as possible, so that when the odiferous effluvium really does hit the fan, the average citizen will find that the gate has been shut and his ability to internationalise has become, at best, extremely difficult, and maybe impossible.

Mar 23 10:51

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

The so-called "clash of civilizations" we read about on the corporate media is really a war between banking systems, with the private central bankers forcing themselves onto the rest of the world, no matter how many millions must die for it. Indeed the constant hatemongering against Muslims lies in a simple fact. Like the ancient Christians (prior to the Knights Templars private banking system) , Muslims forbid usury, or the lending of money at interest. And that is the reason our government and media insist they must be killed or converted. They refuse to submit to currencies issued at interest. They refuse to be debt slaves.

So off to war your children must go, to spill their blood for the money-junkies' gold. We barely survived the last two world wars. In the nuclear/bioweapon age, are the private central bankers willing to risk incinerating the whole planet just to feed their greed?

Apparently so.

This brings us to the current situation in the Ukraine.

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As the newly installed government in Kiev carves up the Ukraine to hand to the western bankers, I figured it was time for a repost.

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Mar 23 10:10

Farming in America: 'There's a growing discontent'

Farmers want government out of agriculture.

Mar 23 09:58

"QE Was A Massive Gift Intended To Boost Wealth", Fed President Admits

With Bernanke gone, the remaining Fed members knowing full well they will be crucified, metaphorically of course (if not literally) when it all inevitably comes crashing down, are finally at liberty with their words... and the truth is bleeding out courtesy of the president of the Dallas Fed, via Bloomberg.

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When Wall Street's mortgage-backed securities fraud collapsed in 2008, the US Government's "solution" was to take trillions away from the American people and pour it all over the Wall Streets crooks who created the mess in the first place. Needless to say, this fits the classic definition of fascism.

Now, imagine if the US Government had instead moved the money the other direction, away from the Wall Street crooks (as punishment for their crimes) and sent it back to the American people, nobody would have missed a mortgager payment; there would not be a real-estate crisis. Everyone would be current on their credit cards, and there would not be a credit crunch. Everyone would have gone to the shopping mall every Christmas and bought lots of goodies, so there would not have been a retail and employment crisis. This policy of "rob the poor to give to the rich" was exactly the wrong thing to do, but DC did it anyway in their obedience to the money-junkies.

Mar 23 09:22

"Do What You Gotta Do": Cop Shows Bolster Idea That Police Violence Works

Within a minute and a half of the first episode, the show has summed up its central message: Police violence works. This is relayed again and again throughout the series: When a cop with a chain-wrapped fist savagely beats a Spanish-speaking suspect demanding an attorney until he relinquishes a tip; when officers debase the idea of policing without intent to arrest; when cops round up black non-criminals and deliver them to precinct torture chambers. In every episode, these methods achieve the desired ends. The message: Police violence works.

Mar 23 09:18

Crime’s Down, So Why is Police Aggression Increasing?

You might not know it from watching TV news, but FBI statistics show that crime in the U.S.—including violent crime—has been trending steadily downward for years, falling 19% between 1987 and 2011. The job of being a police officer has become safer too, as the number of police killed by gunfire plunged to 33 last year, down 50% from 2012, to its lowest level since, wait for it,1887, a time when the population was 75% lower than it is today.

So why are we seeing an ever increasing militarization of policing across the country?

Mar 23 09:16

Maine State Police chief travels to Israel for anti-terrorism training

The way law enforcement agencies in Israel work together to deal with threats is a model the United States can learn from, the chief of the Maine State Police said after returning from a weeklong training trip to the Middle East nation....

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"The only good Palestinian American, is a dead Palestinian American!"

Mar 23 09:14

(Israeli trained) Police State in America

A friend of mine took the following pictures and the picture above in Anaheim, California. Unbelievable images... indeed, who are the good guys anymore?

Mar 23 09:13

Jinsa-Another Zionist organiztion training US law enforcement

JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is just another Zionist organization "training" US law enforcement officials to enforce a Jewish police state on American citizens just like the Israelis do the Palestinian people.

Imagine the brainwashing that must go on while America's law enforcement heads are in Israel learing about "the terrorists"

Mar 23 09:13

Top Law Enforcement Officials Return from Israel

n June, the Law Enforcement Exchange Program brought 14 top level American police chiefs, sheriffs, and senior federal agents to Israel for a week-long program designed to strengthen American law enforcement counterterrorism practices by facilitating dialogue with and studying techniques used by their Israeli counterparts. The knowledge gained on this program will help their departments keep citizens safer and ensure that American communities are better prepared to deal with the realities of terrorism.

Mar 23 09:12

Israel’s export of occupation police tactics

Israel’s specialized policing and fighting capacity, which it is currently exporting to other countries, including the US, began to take shape after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war. In the territories it occupied during the conflict, especially the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, the Israeli government wanted to lay claim, permanently, to specific parts of the occupied area. This desire ran into Zionism’s longest-running problem, the presence of Palestinians. As Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote in 1923 about indigenous resistance to colonial projects, “The native populations … have always stubbornly resisted the colonists.”

This resistance would have to be suppressed and the population pacified if the occupation of these lands was to be sustainable. Thus began an evolutionary relationship that continues to this day, that of the Palestinian resistance versus Israel’s policy of permanent occupation.

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So, in light of the epidemic of police violence against citizens, the product of this Israeli training, it seems the US is already Israeli-occupied territory!

Mar 23 09:11

Israeli Anti-Terrorism Training School

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"Lesson one: Everyone you meet is a terrorist!"

Mar 23 09:10

Press TV: Tragedy of US police training by Israeli companies

During the Bush administration, Israeli-American dual citizen and Director of Homeland Security Chertoff mandated that American police forces be trained by Israeli groups in crowd control, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering.

Since that time, shootings of unarmed civilians has gone up 500%, attacks on legal political protests by police have become a scandal and huge stockpiles of ammunition and military heavy weaponry have been distributed to law enforcement groups in every region of America, both local and federally controlled.

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"Our motto is to treat the law-abiding US citizen the same way we treat the Palestinians, because so far that's worked out pretty well." -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 23 09:08

Israel trains US law-enforcement in counter-terrorism

A delegation of law-enforcement executives from California and Washington state has come to Israel to receive training in counter-terrorism methods from Israeli experts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jaywalking? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Littering? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Parking in a no-parking zone? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Taking pictures of police (or anything else)? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Allowing their shadow to touch a police officer? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Questioning US financial support for Israel? Shoot first and ask questions later.

Mar 23 08:45

Obamacare brings big fees for drugs: ‘Where’s the affordable with this one?’

Mason is one of the many Americans with serious illnesses — including cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis — who are indeed finding relatively low monthly premiums under President Obama’s law. But some have been shocked at how much their prescriptions are costing as insurers are sorting drug prices into a complex tier system and in some cases charging co-insurance rates as high as 50 percent. That can leave patients on the hook for thousands.

Mar 23 08:11

Clashes as Spanish anti-austerity rally draws to close

The "March for Dignity" rally was held with the slogan "Bread, work and a roof for each and everyone," in opposition to cuts introduced by the ruling center-right People's Party.

"They are causing suffering, poverty, hunger and even deaths, and all so that banks and the economic powers can hold onto their great benefits at the expense of our lives," read one statement from the protesters.

As the speech took place, a group of protesters was reported to have tried to break through police barriers to gain access to the headquarters of the party. Riot police were said to have charged the protesters, who then threw bottles and other objects.

Police said that six officers were injured and 12 people arrested.

Mar 23 08:03

US wars continuation of Indian genocide – Prof Kevin Barrett

The differences between Christianity, Islam and Judaism are things few talk about or understand but ones which Professor Kevin Barrett was kind enough to partially explain in part 3 of an interview with the Voice of Russia. Dr. Barrett also said that neocon Zionists and the likes of Zbignew Brzezinski do not represent the American people. Dr. Barrett says the US is overthrowing democracies all over the world including in Egypt, Thailand, Venezuela and now in Ukraine. All of these places have/had constitutional democratically elected governments and fairer elections than the US with its programmed Diebold voting machines.

Mar 22 08:44

Administration Plays to Young in Health Push

From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable Care Act, will have spent $52 million on paid media, officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most young people rarely need health insurance. Under Obamacare, the insurance is costly and has deductibles so high that even if you purchase a policy you are not likely to receive any benefit from it at all. No matter how much advertising you do, young people understand it is simply a bad deal for them, especially as they struggle to pay their student loans with minimum-wage jobs.

Mar 22 07:59

Oklahoma Cop Shoots, Kills Family Dog, Says it Was ‘Awesome’

“Did you see her collar fly off when I shot her? That was awesome,” Brown claims Woolly bragged to the responding animal control officer, who supposedly replied, “We’ll just write in the report that it tried to attack you and others in the neighborhood.”

Sgt. Woolly has a checkered past with the department. Woolly’s name last year appeared in a complaint lodged by one of his fellow officers, who claimed he suffered “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” among other trauma, at the hands of the department.

Last year, Woolly was also specifically named in a complaint by an Ardmore citizen accusing him of multiple violations, including conducting a warrantless entry and search of the citizen’s home.

“Fuck you bitch! What do you think about this? I hope you enjoy jail bitch. I’ve finally got you on something and you’re going back to prison,” Woolly is reported to have told the person.

Mar 22 07:46

WTF?? Canadian Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister, Same Speech on Iraq

Mar 22 07:24

Autopsy shows Clinton man was shot by deputies seven times, then handcuffed

Mah-hi-vist Goodblanket, 18, had gunshot wounds on his head, chest, abdomen and right arm, according to a report by the office of the chief medical examiner. All the bullets recovered were similar .45-caliber hollow-point. His death was ruled a homicide.

Custer County District Attorney Dennis Smith said his office will announce its decision on whether the shooting was justified in a week to 10 days.

Goodblanket was handcuffed at the time of the autopsy. Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples said even though Goodblanket had been shot, it was necessary and consistent with law enforcement procedure to place handcuffs on him to secure the scene.

“You always handcuff a suspect immediately after an event like that,” he said.

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You handcuff a dead person?!?

Mar 22 07:11

Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies

Microsoft has lost customers, including the government of Brazil.

IBM is spending more than a billion dollars to build data centers overseas to reassure foreign customers that their information is safe from prying eyes in the United States government.

And tech companies abroad, from Europe to South America, say they are gaining customers that are shunning United States providers, suspicious because of the revelations by Edward J. Snowden that tied these providers to the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance program.

Even as Washington grapples with the diplomatic and political fallout of Mr. Snowden’s leaks, the more urgent issue, companies and analysts say, is economic.

Mar 21 11:31

DOJ To Clear FBI Agent In Shooting Of Man Tied To Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

A Florida prosecutor and an internal FBI investigation have cleared an unnamed FBI agent in the shooting of a 27-year-old man connected to the brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing, a law enforcement official confirmed to The Huffington Post. A separate inquiry by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is expected to follow suit, the official said.

Mar 21 10:06

A North Carolina Democrat Woman Asks How Many Women Get Prostate Cancer

At a North Carolina Democrat Obamacare meeting..A typical uneducated Democrat woman was concerned about how many women get prostate cancer, and if the Obamacare unaffordable care act would cover every stage of a woman's prostate cancer..even if it was a pre-existing condition.

Mar 21 09:46

Autopsy shows Texas cop fired fatal shot from close range into sarcastic student’s back

A Texas college student likely died from a gunshot wound to his back after making a sarcastic remark to the campus police officer who killed him.

Autopsy results show 23-year-old Cameron Redus was shot five times at close range by Cpl. Christopher Carter, a University of Incarnate Word police officer, during an early morning Dec. 6 traffic stop near the San Antonio campus.

While the locations of the five shots had been previously known, autopsy results released Thursday to the TV news station revealed new details.

“We are stunned to learn that Cameron was shot in the back from very close range,” the student’s family said in a statement. “The report also shows that the shot to his eye was delivered at a downward angle, again from very close range. That knowledge coupled with information from the earlier police report indicating that Cameron died on his back with his legs underneath him has left us heartbroken and shaken to the core.”

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Apparently, this is how Texas cops interpret the phrase "to protect and serve" these days: shooting students in the back for a sarcastic remark, when they have done, nor threatened, harm.

Mar 21 09:42

As Wells Fargo is Accused of Fabricating Foreclosure Papers, Will Banks Keep Escaping Prosecution?

A new internal report says the Justice Department massively overstated its successes in targeting mortgage fraud while in fact ranking it as a low priority for investigation. The Justice Department’s inspector general says despite playing a central role in the nation’s financial crisis, mortgage fraud was deemed either a low priority or not a priority at all. This comes as a recently revealed internal Wells Fargo document appears to guide lawyers step by step on how to fabricate missing documents to foreclose on homeowners. Wells Fargo is the country’s largest mortgage servicer and services some nine million home loans.

Mar 21 08:28

TURKEY’S FAKE DEMOCRACY EXPOSED

Twitter went dark in Turkey, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out” the social network which, along with others, was highlighting corruption allegations against his inner circle.

Mar 21 08:25

The Cold War that Threatens Democracy

This new Cold War is not about communism taking over the world. It is more about returning to 19th century balance of power interests, borrowing the phrase John Kerry has used against Putin. It is about dividing up the spoils of the first Cold War among the triumphal capitalist democracies, as if Russia is defeated and short-lived. Pushing Western capitalism and NATO towards Russia was sure to touch off the current escalation, and worse may come.

Mar 21 07:50

Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

The Law Enforcement Information Exchange, or LinX, has already amassed 506.3 million law enforcement records ranging from criminal histories and arrest reports to field information cards filled out by cops on the beat even when no crime has occurred.

Mar 21 07:15

Is the NSA manipulating the stock market?

Trevor Timm of the Electronic Freedom Frontier dug up a very interesting nugget. It was embedded in the heralded December 2013 White House task force report on spying and snooping.

Under Recommendations, #31, section 2, he found this:

“Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate financial systems.”

Timm quite rightly wondered: why were these warnings in the report?

Mar 21 07:11

Computer Scientist Randolph Jack Solo announced release of new encryption software

Mathematician and Computer Scientist, Randolph Jack Solo, announced today the worldwide release of new encryption software designed to combat what he recognizes as “The Threat of the New Nazis–America!” Now living in Italy, Mr. Solo reveals how the American Government is spying on its own citizens and free people living in all foreign countries, and how personal privacy has become impossible in this modern world, filled with computer surveillance machines. Mr. Solo states “what America is doing is far worse than Hitler and the Secret SS Police” arguing that Hitler would have marveled at the technology the Americans are now using against their own people and the people of the world.

Mar 21 06:44

New report reveals how ‘American neocons’ stage attacks against alternative media

The recent on-air resignation by former RT news anchor Liz Wahl was just the latest stunt orchestrated by a neo-conservative think tank, according to a new investigative report shedding light on the group’s role in an ongoing Cold War revival campaign.

An extensive account of the days and minutes leading up to Wahl’s remarks and public denunciation of “propaganda” tactics during her news segment on March 5 by authors Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek via truthdig has revealed connections with the little known neoconservative think-tank Foreign Policy Initiative.

Mar 20 10:28

Site Cleared Of Homes By Eminent Domain Remains Empty Eight Years Later

It has been a little over eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided that homeowners in New London, Conn., had no property rights. In 2005 residents in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London were told they had to abandon their homes so the city’s government could demolish them and hand the property over to developers to build hotels, health clubs and new condominiums.

In 2005, the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, wanted the city to clear the land because the company had recently built a new research facility in New London. Stating that they didn’t want the new facility in a blighted neighborhood they asked the city to raze the homes on the waterfront of the Thames River so new amenities could be built. Believing that such a move would be good for economic development, city officials agreed.

“Pfizer wants a nice place to operate,” one Pfizer executive said at the time. “We don’t want to be surrounded by tenements.”

Mar 20 10:21

Official: Taos Ski Valley raid not result of ticket quota

Some in Taos are livid after they say Forest Service Officers showed up to the Ski Valley wearing SWAT gear and began searching cars and handing out citations.

“I could not be more upset about this,” said former Gov. Gary Johnson, who is also a resident of Taos. “I could not be more upset. Somebody needs to lose their job.”

The act is called a Saturation Patrol, and it was performed recently at Taos Ski Valley by four National Forest Police officers and a drug-sniffing dog. The quartet began citing people for possessing marijuana, driving recklessly and having cracked windshields.

“This is a total waste of taxpayer dollars,” said Johnson. “We're U.S. taxpayers. We own the forest service. Why are we subject to this? Why? I want to know.”

Mar 20 09:16

Nancy Pelosi: When Legislators Take on the CIA, 'They Come After You'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's remarks in support of fellow legislator Dianne Feinstein, who is embroiled in a dispute with the CIA, ought to be the sort of thing that alarms everyone. After all, another powerful member of Congress claims that the spy agency she is charged with overseeing illegitimately resists checks on its autonomy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, who is really running the country?

Mar 20 07:20

Man arrested for drinking iced tea could get probation, community service

A man drinking canned iced tea in a parking lot was accosted by a plainclothes beverage cop who demanded to inspect his drink. He was placed in handcuffs and arrested. Even though the man was innocent and was only drinking tea, prosecutors are still trying to set him up with probation and community service.

Mar 20 07:12

FBI Bust Another Handcrafted 'Terrorist' For The Crime Of Thinking About Supporting A Terrorist Organization

The FBI's string of thwarted, self-created terrorist plots continues unabated. Why look for terrorists when you can just craft them yourselves? Digital Fourth has the rundown on the latest "coup" by the agency.

The news this morning is full of the arrest of yet another American on charges of “attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.” Nobody’s suggesting that 20-year-old National Guardsman Nicholas Teausant of Acampo, CA is a terrorist, or that he provided any help whatsoever to terrorists, or that he was in contact, ever, with any actual terrorists. But, the media breathlessly report, he’s still facing charges that can put him in jail through to the 2030s.

Mar 20 07:11

‘Most transparent’ White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

It’s Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America.

The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved “White House equities.”

That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the public.

Mar 20 06:47

Busted! – U.S. Tech Giants Knew Of NSA Spying Says Agency's Senior Lawyer

This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.

Mar 19 12:45

Fatal Encounters

A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement.

Mar 19 12:05

EDITORIAL: The criminal ‘link’ of forwarding websites

The genius of the Internet is that it seamlessly links from one item to another. The online “community” is without end; there’s always something else to click on.

A federal prosecutor in Texas wants to change that by making it a crime to link to things the government doesn’t want anybody to see.

Mar 19 11:45

Jesse Ventura: We Can Send $1 Billion to Ukraine, But We Can’t Pay for Veterans’ Benefits?

Jesse Ventura, host of “Off the Grid” on Ora.tv, makes a good case for American outrage. While Iraq & Afghanistan vets still wait for benefits, Congress writes checks for foreign aid around the world.

Mar 19 10:48

Breaking: Police Seize Independent Politician`s Computers

In ongoing developments in South Australia, not Libya or Iran as readers may be forgiven for thinking, the independent politician Mark Aldridge of the Australian Alliance today had his computers taken away from his home by South Australia's Police (SAPOL).

This comes hours after an ongoing court case brought by the police against a lawyer involved in legal reform efforts today mentioned in court Aldridge's blog as having an article "aiming to influence the jury" in the case.

Aldridge today asked his wife to pull down the article on a temporary basis while seeking clarification of the situation. This has not prevented the police from apparently raiding his house and removing his computers and mobile phone.

Mar 19 10:32

Wealth Transfer Schemes

Wall Street and its Washington cronies would like you to believe that the ongoing financial crisis is based on nothing more than bad judgment calls by otherwise well-meaning Wall Street titans. Don’t believe it. The following articles explore the trail of corruption.

Mar 19 10:29

Federal judge blasts ATF stings

A federal judge in Los Angeles blasted ATF for sting operations that he said unfairly enlist people in a "made-up crime" by offering them a huge payday for robbing a non-existent drug stash house.

Mar 19 08:50

Billionaires ... First They Came for the Economy

First the oligarchs came for our economy, and we said nothing.

Then they came for our government, and again, we said nothing.

Now, they've come for science, and we're not saying a word.

Thanks to Republican-backed austerity measures, our nation's scientific infrastructure has been hit with devastating budget cuts.

All across America, research labs are shutting their doors, scientists are joining unemployment lines, and potentially life-saving drug trials and research projects are being put on hiatus.

But have no fear, because the billionaire oligarchs are here.

Mar 19 08:23

Ukrainian ultras beat TV channel chief into resignation

The CEO of Ukraine’s National Television Company (NTU) has been violently assaulted in his own office by a group of far-right radicals claiming to act on behalf of the country’s freedom of speech and information committee who forced him to sign a letter of resignation for alleged pro-Russian propaganda.

Mar 19 07:44

Countries with more freedom of the press than the U.S.

It’s no surprise that countries like Norway or Switzerland rank high when it comes to freedom of the press. We frequently discuss these countries as being great places for personal and data privacy. Many European countries, despite their economic issues, have greater freedom of speech than the United States.

Each year, Reporters Without Borders ranks each country based on their level of press freedom. In 2013, Finland retained its top ranking as the country with the highest level of press freedom. The United States ranked 32nd. Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea tied for last, thanks to reporter prison populations (of course, Eritrea shares an important distinction with The Land of the Free).

Mar 19 07:39

Obama White House Quietly Amended Rules Regarding the Freedom of Information Act

In a move that went little noticed in 2009, the White House quietly amended portions of the Freedom of Information Act, making it more difficult for Americans to request public documents for review.

President Barack Obama boards Marine One helicopter after a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP)

The FOIA change came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig, according to the Washington Examiner, citing a new report from Washington-based watchdog group Cause of Action.

In the memo, Craig instructed the executive branch to let Obama administration officials review all documents sought under FOIA requests to determine if said documents involved “White House equities.”

Mar 19 07:38

New York Police Won’t Release Freedom of Information Handbook, Claiming It’s Not Covered by Freedom of Information Law

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is keeping secret its manual that instructs officials how to process freedom of information requests, claiming the materials are not covered under the state’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

Mar 18 13:05

Congresswoman: Obama admin rule change lets insurance companies keep more profits, pay less for care

Republican Tennessee Rep. Diane Black says that the Obama administration’s most recent Obamacare rule change will result in insurance companies keeping more profits while paying less for customers’ health care needs.

“I am writing to express my concern with the proposed rule change released on Friday, March 14th that would allow insurance companies to keep an additional two percent of premiums for purposes other than medical care…your department is now proposing to increase the amount of money that insurance companies will be allowed to retain for profit,” Black wrote in a letter Tuesday to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, which was obtained by The Daily Caller.

Mar 18 12:46

Pastor Diagnosed With Cancer: 'No Compassion in the Affordable Care Act'

"Back in January, Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer. He found that out just minutes before receiving life-saving chemo," says the local reporter.

The pastor says, "One of the workers came and said let me talk to you. And so I went to talk to her. She says that we found out that your insurance does not include chemo."

"Over the past two months, the Angrans have emptied their savings account and racked up $50,000 in debt. They signed up for the Affordable Care Act," says the local reporter, "but found it to be anything but affordable. It will cost the couple more than $800 per month, money they just don't have."

Mar 18 12:45

Snowden: “Is It Really Terrorism That We’re Stopping? I Say No. The Bottom Line Is That Terrorism … Has Always Been a Cover For Actions”

Edward Snowden previously said about mass surveillance by the NSA:

These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power.

Mar 18 10:12

Martial Law Cannot Be Far Away Now! Massive Car To Car Warrantless Search In DC Region

The ‘Police State’ in America officially exploded into the DC Capitol Region as hundreds of cars were stopped in a massive roadblock and a warrantless car to car search ensued for alleged bank robbers and drivers were met by the likes of what we see below.

Mar 18 09:47

Police brutality video violates YOuTube "terms of service"

can't find any more information on this, but apparently it happened very recently.

that kid is no angel, but that pig obviously broke his arm on purpose.

Mar 18 09:39

Ben Swann: Insurance Companies Will Receive $5.5 Billion in Bailouts in 2015

Insurance companies such as WellPoint and Humana will receive $5.5 billion in bailouts in 2015 to help cover the losses they claim they will face because of Obamacare.

Mar 18 08:55

White House now touting Obamacare with twerking, cat gifs

The newest Obamacare promotion has the official White House website imitating a March Madness-style bracket featuring gifs of twerking girls, cats and “YOLO” to convince coveted young millennials to sign up.

While President Obama’s campaigns were noted for their successful youth outreach, he has been unable to attract young people to sign up for insurance under Obamacare so far. Last week, Obama tried to up youth exchange enrollment with an appearance on “Between Two Ferns” with the often foul-mouthed star Zack Galifianakis.

Now the White House has moved onto gifs with “The 16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered.”

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Just when you think it can't get any sillier!

Mar 18 08:38

News Corp. Paper Hacked Phones on Industrial Scale, Goodman Says

News Corp. (NWSA)’s News of the World tabloid hacked phones on an “industrial scale,” according to a former reporter who was sent to prison for the crime in 2007.

Clive Goodman, the News of the World’s former royal reporter, told a London court today that he discussed monitoring mobile phones with his editor, Andy Coulson, as far back as 2005. Goodman said he showed a transcript of a voice mail left by Prince Harry on a royal aide’s phone to Coulson.

Goodman and Coulson are among seven people standing trial on charges related to phone hacking and bribing public officials at the New York-based company’s U.K. newspapers. Goodman, 56, is one of two people who pleaded guilty to hacking phones in 2006 when the allegations first emerged at News Corp.

Mar 18 06:42

Coalition Wages Legal Challenge to Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Law

'The Idaho law is deeply distressing because it is aimed entirely at protecting an industry, especially in its worst practices that endanger people, at the expense of freedom of speech.'

Mar 17 13:32

UK Government Wants "Unsavory" Web Content To Be Removed

An anonymous reader writes "The UK minister for immigration and security, James Brokenshire has called for the government to do more to deal with 'unsavoury', rather than illegal, material online. 'Terrorist propaganda online has a direct impact on the radicalisation of individuals and we work closely with the internet industry to remove terrorist material hosted in the UK or overseas,' Brokenshire told Wired.co.uk in a statement."

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Unsavory? MOI?!?

Mar 17 11:46

Head of Press TV London Detained By MI5 British Intelligence

According to Press TV, Mehdi Mirtaleb (photo, above), the Iranian owner of a London-based television production company was taken into custody over the weekend. Judging by the lack of any information or additional media coverage of the incident, it is unknown whether or not he is still in custody.

Mar 17 09:39

Israel's War on American Universities

“To prohibit students from holding leadership roles and student groups simply because they engaged in a peaceful political protest is antithetical to the university’s mission to educate students,” he said. “It erases any pedagogical value disciplinary process might seek.”

“In the last year,” Geller went on, “I have received death threats, been publicly and unfairly maligned, and have been threatened with disciplinary measures. This has made engaging in speech about an issue about which I care deeply, both as a Jew and an American, a fear- and anxiety-causing prospect.”

Israel’s heavy-handed reaction to these campus organizations is symptomatic of its increasing isolation and concern about waning American support.

Mar 17 09:15

Officers' body cameras raise privacy concerns

Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.

And some rank-and-file officers are worried the technology might ultimately be used to derail their careers if, for example, an errant comment about a superior is captured on tape.

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Now you know how we feel about the cameras directed at US!

Mar 17 08:31

Obama’s Opaque Sense Of Transparency: AP Report Documents Obama Administration’s Record Secrecy and Denial Of Access To Documents

Remember that politician around 8 years ago who promised the most transparent Administration ever? Well, long ago, President Obama distinguished himself by withholding documents, pictures, and documents from the public and Congress. This includes the withholding of photos for the simple reason that they will embarrass the government or be used by critics like the pictures of Osama Bin Laden. (In the case of Bin Laden, it appears that the account glamorized in movies like Zero Dark Thirty may not be true and that U.S. forces allegedly riddled the body of Bin Laden with countless bullets, according to a new report). However, the Administration has gone well beyond the simply embarrassing. It has defied Congress in refusing to turn over documents to oversight committees, prompting a vote to demand that Attorney General Eric Holder be prosecuted for obstruction. (The Administration then prevented prosecutors from acting on the charge).

Mar 17 08:11

25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve – Please Share With Everyone You Know

#1 The greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history was when there was no central bank.

#2 The United States never had a persistent, ongoing problem with inflation until the Federal Reserve was created. In the century before the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation was about half a percent. In the century since the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation has been about 3.5 percent, and it would be even higher than that if the inflation numbers were not being so grossly manipulated.

#3 Even using the official numbers, the value of the U.S. dollar has declined by more than 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created nearly 100 years ago.

Mar 17 08:11

Against Ukraine War? Obama May Seize Your Assets

Do you, like 56 percent of the US population, believe that the US should “not get too involved” in the Ukraine situation? Do you think that the US administration putting us on a war footing with Russia is a bad idea? Are you concerned that the new, US-backed leaders of Ukraine — not being elected — might lack democratic legitimacy? Are you tempted to speak out against US policy in Ukraine; are you tempted to criticize the new Ukrainian regime?

Be careful what you say. Be careful what you write. President Obama has just given himself the authority to seize your assets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the First Amendment, We The People have a right to speak our disapproval of US Government policy. Obama's Executive Order is not only exceeding his lawful authority, it is a crime against the Constitution, justifying his removal from office!

Mar 17 08:02

TIGTA: The IRS Does Not Follow the Law in 48% of Taxpayer Bankruptcy Cases

Impact on Taxpayers
The bankruptcy automatic stay provision prohibits the IRS from taking certain collection actions against a debtor (taxpayer) as soon as it learns, or is notified by a U.S. bankruptcy court, that a bankruptcy petition has been filed. Similarly, the debtor may be granted a discharge, which remains after the case is closed and is a permanent injunction order prohibiting the IRS from taking any form of collection action against the debtor personally with respect to discharged debts. If the IRS does not observe the automatic stay or the discharge injunction, taxpayers’ rights could potentially be violated and the IRS could be sued for damages.

Why TIGTA Did the Audit

Mar 17 07:34

Met strip searches 4,600 children

More than 4,500 children have been strip searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, figures show.

Some 4,638 children between the ages of 10 and 16 were asked to remove their clothes before being searched by police between April 2008 and the end of 2013. Around a third of them were then released without charge.

The figures were obtained by the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act.

They also show that Met officers strip searched just over 134,000 people between 2009 and 2014, of whom 10.5% were females and 3.5% were children.

Last year 803 children had to undergo the procedure, compared with 683 in 2009 and 990 in 2010, the newspaper said.

A strip search involves a suspect being required to remove some or all of their clothing and can require searches of body cavities, including intimate areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, now we know where the pedophiles who flunked priest school wound up! :)

Mar 17 07:31

The Banality Of The Guardian Of Judea

The once well-respected Guardian has been reduced in recent years into a lame Zionist mouthpiece - a light Jewish Chronicle for Gentiles consumption. Last week, the paper launched an attack on Martin Heidegger, the 20th century’s most influential philosopher.

“Heidegger's 'black notebooks' reveal antisemitism at core of his philosophy” the paper’s headline read. But what does that mean? Was Heidegger really a Jew hater? Did he oppose people for being ethnically or ‘racially’ Jewish or was he, instead, critical of Jewish politics, culture, ideology and spirit?

Mar 16 12:34

ATF cracking Ares Armor safe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ATF was not only in violation of the Fourth Amendment, they were defying as judge's restraining order!

Mar 16 09:54

Targeting Dissent is the Real Purpose of NSA Programs

The ongoing flow of revelations provided by the documents that Snowden appropriated as a public service to an America that has ever since the 'day when everything changed' on September 11, 2001 been bludgeoned by fear into a state of meek acceptance and submission to their own enslavement continue to emerge. What is starting to come out now is even worse than just the massive unconstitutional warrantless surveillance, data-mining and mass storage of all of the communications and financial information of millions of law-abiding citizens that has been a constant nuisance to the Obama administration. Now we get the real stuff, first there was the trolling of porn sites for incriminating data, the obvious involvement in economic trickery and industrial espionage, blackmail of political officials and now thanks to Polk Award winner Glenn Greenwald - targeting political dissent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We already proved with our numerous NSA challenges that real criminals and real terrorists can easily craft codes that the NSA cannot break. Hence that multi-billion dollar snoop system is aimed at law-abiding citizens who up until recently, did not think they had a reason to worry about their privacy.

Mar 16 08:13

Soraya : Ukraine intervention may be key to US undoing

For decades, American neocons have engaged in coups, false flag operations, covert and overt wars in order to institute their goal of global domination. America’s reach into Ukraine may well be the ‘touch’ that will end America as we know it today.

Mar 16 08:04

Shoot first, ask questions later method puts former Beckville resident in Alabama hospital

After the call, Michael was involved in a minor accident according to his dad. “Apparently, Michael’s vehicle and a ‘diesel rig’ were involved in a minor accident,” Billy said, “and they pulled to the side of the interstate to exchange information. He got his billfold out and was going to talk to the driver.”

Michael never got to speak to the driver of the truck.

“He remembers hearing a yell coming from someone behind him. He saw the reflection of flashing lights on the truck he was beside, and realizing it was the police, raised his arms and turned around.”

That’s when Officer Phillip Hancock, a seven-year veteran with OPD, shot Michael in the stomach.

“After being shot,” his father said, “the officer was yelling at Michael, asking where the ‘other person’ was. Michael was traveling alone, and has no idea who the ‘other person’ is.”

Mar 15 18:31

BREAKING: Ares Armor Raided by ATF

Despite being granted a restraining order, the ATF has apparently raided San Diego area firearms parts seller Ares Armor anyway. Ares sells 80% lowers which the ATF has classified as “firearms.” The ATF has been pressuring Ares to turn over their sales records or lose them in a raid. Given the threats, earlier this week Ares moved for and was granted a restraining order against such a raid. But the above YouTube video appears to show ATF agents rummaging through Ares, apparently confiscating inventory and, you’d have to assume, their computers and customers records. This video is the only evidence we’ve been able to find of a raid so far.

Mar 15 13:23

Homeland Security Conducts Unannounced School Lockdown Drill

The Department of Homeland Security is expanding its operations by running unannounced school lockdown drills, another sign of the federal agency’s encroachment into more areas of Americans’ lives.

“The NJ DOE team told us that of all the schools they have visited, GRHS was one of the best,” said Superintendent Dr. Mucciolo, confirming that the drills are now becoming commonplace throughout the region.

While authorities justify school lockdown drills as necessary exercises to prepare for potential school shootings, the likelihood of one happening is miniscule. Critics have pointed to the fact that the drills achieve little else than traumatizing school children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this practice doesn't incentivize you to home school your kids, I do not know what will!!

Mar 15 08:11

Temporary Restraining Order Against BATFE

Last week the BATFE Raided EP Armory based on a determination letter that had deemed the 80% Polymer product to be a firearm. The determination letter that the BATFE used to obtain warrants against EP Armory is based on incorrect information about the manufacturing process. The BATFE has been notified of their error and the incorrectness of their determination based on this error.

This week on Monday, March 10th the BATFE threatened to raid us even though they are fully aware that their determination letter is factually incorrect. They requested that we turn over a list of every customer that had purchased a polymer lower from us and turn over the remaining inventory that we have.

Our customer’s privacy is of the utmost importance to us. I cannot in good moral conscience turn over a list of names to the BATFE just because they unduly threaten us with an unjust raid based on information they KNOW TO BE FALSE!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A while back I was at the gun store where I purchase supplies and parts for my black powder firearms. It was a specialty store, carrying ONLY black powder arms and historical recreation supplies. The BATF was in there demanding a list of customers from the store owner, who refused, as black powder arms are exempt from registration and record keeping associated with modern firearms. The BATF guy was belligerent and threatening saying, "We will get around to you guys soon enough!"

Mar 15 07:43

Court: Choose between constitutional rights

Rutherford said the decision lets stand a lower court ruling that “essentially makes lawful gun ownership and possession grounds for police to evade the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment and improperly penalizes and limits the Second Amendment right to bear arms.”

“Whatever the issue might be, whether it’s mass surveillance, no-knock raids, or the right to freely express one’s views about the government, we’ve moved into a new age in which the rights of the citizenry are being treated as a secondary concern by the White House, Congress, the courts, and their vast holding of employees, including law enforcement officials,’ said John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute and author of “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are no conditions on the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, so the courts are simply justifying the unconstitutional behavior of the government, and by so doing, delegitimize themselves.

Mar 15 07:39

Family Trusted Cop to Watch Their Baby — He Raped It

Communities and families were deeply shaken after learning that now-former Officer Stephen Young confessed to a gruesome case of sexual abuse.

Officials stated that he likely raped up to 20 infants or toddlers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They give those badges and guns to just anyone, don't they?

Mar 14 08:14

White House refuses to hand over top-secret documents to Senate committee

The White House is refusing to hand over top-secret documents to a Senate investigation into CIA torture and rendition of terrorism suspects, claiming it needs to ensure that “executive branch confidentiality” is respected.

In the latest development in the spiraling clash between Congress and the administration over oversight of the intelligence agencies, Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that certain material from the George W Bush presidency was being withheld for fear of weakening Oval Office privacy.

“This is about precedent, and the need, institutionally, to protect some of the prerogatives of the executive branch – and the office of the presidency,” said Carney.

“All of these documents pertain to and come from a previous administration, but these are matters that need to be reviewed in light of long-recognised executive prerogatives and confidentiality interests.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not about "executive branch confidentiality": it is about the massive reality that under that unholy trinity of Bush Cheney, and Rumsfeld, waterboarding was absolutely not the worst thing that was done to prisoners of war by American or foreign handlers. As reported in February 2009 by "thinkprogress.org":

Last week, two British High Court judges ruled against releasing documents describing the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. The judges said the Bush administration “had threatened to withhold intelligence cooperation with Britain if the information were made public.” But The Daily Telegraph reported over the weekend that the documents actually “contained details of how British intelligence officers supplied information to [Mohamed's] captors and contributed questions while he was brutally tortured.” In fact, it was British officials, not the Americans, who pressured Foreign Secretary David Miliband “to do nothing that would leave serving MI6 officers open to prosecution.” According to the Telegraph’s sources, the documents describe particularly gruesome interrogation tactics: The 25 lines edited out of the court papers contained details of how Mr Mohamed’s genitals were sliced with a scalpel and other torture methods so extreme that waterboarding, the controversial technique of simulated drowning, “is very far down the list of things they did,” the official said. Another source familiar with the case said: “British intelligence officers knew about the torture and didn’t do anything about it.”

Your tax dollars at work, folks: doesn't it make you feel proud?!?!?