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July 15, 2014

Jul 15 06:23

MM31 - Obama is NOT Deporting

Jul 15 06:19

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Says ‘Israel Is Looking To Kill, Drop Bombs On Children’

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder's Anti-War Rant Causes Offense In Israel

TRUTH HURTS

Jul 15 06:18

The Real Purpose Of The IMF

The International Monetary Fund was set up in 1945, describing itself as an “organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.”

This all sounds very laudable, but in reality the IMF has a very different purpose from that which is stated. If you look at the history of the IMF’s intervention in countries around the world you will see a trail of disaster and looting that repeats time and time again wherever they go.


Jul 15 06:16

Israel approves, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

Israel sees in the Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce an opportunity to strip the Palestinian enclave of rockets but is prepared to redouble military action there if the cross-border launches persist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recently-returned-to-US-puppet-rule Egypt suggested that HAMAS surrender all of its weapons, but leave Israel's occupation and starvation blockade intact. This means that the next time Israel pulls a false-flag and launches an unprovoked attack, Palestine would be wholly defensive. I can see why HAMAS rejected this deal.

HAMAS is offering a counter deal in which Israel ends the occupation and opens the borders, but Israel is refusing that offer as their real goal is recapture of the land and the natural gas fields off of the coast of Gaza.

Jul 15 06:12

Islamic State Terrorism, Iran And Syria Are Now Prepped For The Next False Flag Event

Jul 15 06:11

Gerald Celente - Trends In The News - "Ditching The Dollar"


Jul 15 06:10

Gowex Chief Orchestrated Sham Hiding Lies in Plain Sight

Gowex founder Jenaro Garcia fabricated clients and contracts, listed a defunct company as a holding company for his stake in Gowex, and put numbers in reports that didn’t make any sense, even as matters of basic arithmetic.

It was all so brazen that Gotham City Research LLC, the short-seller whose July 1 report exposed the sham, even began to question whether its conclusion -- that Gowex was overstating revenues -- was off-base.

“We were looking for things that might undermine our view,” Gotham founder Daniel Yu said in an interview last week in New York. “It was like that movie ‘Groundhog Day’ where we’re waking up, expecting to see a different outcome, but each day validates our thesis.”

Garcia owned up to the deeds, resigning from the company on July 5 and saying on Twitter he made a “confession” to court and would cooperate with investigators.

Jul 15 06:10

Study shows synthetic vitamins in 'fortified' breakfast cereals harming children

(NaturalNews) Breakfast cereals that are "fortified" with synthetic imitations of vitamins like zinc, niacin, and vitamin A could be harming children, says a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Researchers from the consumer advocacy organization maintain that many cereals, breakfast bars and other breakfast products marketed to children contain excess levels of synthetic vitamins that may harm vital organs and immune function in the longer term.

Jul 15 06:07

Misbehaving Bankers Threaten System, BOE’s Bailey Says

Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said banks’ misconduct risks undermining the entire financial system following increasingly large fines.

Misbehavior has “broader consequences,” Bailey, who leads the central bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority, said in an interview in London today. “The risk of loss of confidence in the integrity of financial markets is very, very big. This threatens a vital underpinning of the system.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the public is catching on that the whole financial system is a con-game.


Jul 15 06:06

Airbus Extends Jet-Sales Blitz at Air Show to Rout Rival Boeing

Airbus Group NV (AIR) extended its lead over Boeing Co. (BA) on the second day of the Farnborough Air Show by pulling in a record deal for single-aisle aircraft and bolstering sales of its new A330neo wide-body model.

The European manufacturer pushed out a rapid-fire string of announcements that included SMBC Aviation Capital Ltd. buying jets for $11.8 billion, followed by BOC Aviation Ltd. taking 43 single-aisle aircraft, as well as deals from two other leasing companies worth a combined $8.8 billion at list price. Boeing’s accords from two customers came in at $5.8 billion.

Jul 15 06:05

Russia: Emergency services rush to Moscow Metro crash, up to 16 dead [VIDEOS]

A train derailment in the Moscow metro left up to 16 people dead and over 120 injured, Tuesday. Around 200 people have been evacuated from the tunnel, with the operation to bring people to the surface still ongoing.

There are about 100 ambulances at the scene including air ambulances to transport the most seriously injured. It appears that some people remain trapped and the number of casualties could still rise.

According to reports by rescue workers, three carriages came off the tracks between the Slavyansky Bulvar (Slavic Boulevard) and Park Pobedy (Victory Park) stations on the Blue line. The Emergency Ministry reported that at 08:39 local time there was a power outage causing the train to brake heavily and the carriages to derail.

Jul 15 06:04

Is the IRS scandal the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances?

Two federal judges acting within 24 hours of each other last Thursday and Friday served notice on the IRS that it's time to pay up.

In doing so, U.S. District Court Judges Emmet G.Sullivan and Reggie Walton have set up what may prove to be the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances system.

Jul 15 06:04

US House of Representatives edited the Alex Jones Wikipedia Page

AND WHO ELSE'S?

@Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill

@Congressedits tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits from Capitol Hill


Jul 15 06:03

The Truthseeker: Who Has Nukes in the Middle East

Jul 15 06:02

NATO Hopes for Russian Invasion of Ukraine

At any point of the conflict, if Ukraine’s provocations are not obvious enough, Russia will not benefit from crossing the border into Ukraine. Russia’s restraint thus far has exposed the West’s “responsibility to protect” (R2P) doctrine as dressed-up imperialism. Surely if ever a conflict warranted “humanitarian intervention,” it would be Kiev’s assault on eastern Ukrainians with warplanes, tanks, and artillery – indiscriminately shelling populated centers to compensate for the lack of capable grounds troops necessary to more precisely and safely engage with anti-Kiev fighters. That the West is not only failing to condemn this, but encouraging it, lays R2P to rest as cover for unilateral, global military aggression.

Jul 15 06:01

Mortgage-Bond Sale Managed by BlackRock Largest on Record

BlackRock is managing an “all or nothing” sale of $3.7 billion of debt mostly tied to U.S. subprime loans, according to a report by JPMorgan analysts.

Jul 15 06:00

Rubio: Senate immigration bill won’t stop border surge

Sen. Marco Rubio says the immigration bill he helped push through the Senate would not have stopped the surge of children crossing the southwestern border illegally, breaking with his “Gang of Eight” co-authors who are urging the bill’s passage.

“I don’t think the immigration bill that was proposed in the Senate would have prevented that from happening,” the Florida Republican told The Washington Times. “What I think would have prevented that from happening is sufficient border security on the ground that would have discouraged people from making that journey in the first place.”

Jul 15 05:58

Gaza Under Attack, day 7 photo story

3594 attacks, 2269 by rockets, 685 navy projectile, 640 artillery shell were shot to Gaza

Jul 15 05:52

Why We're Doomed: Interest and Debt

Even if the economy were growing at a faster pace, it wouldn't come close to offsetting the interest payments on our ever-expanding debt.

If you want to know why the Status Quo is unsustainable, just look at interest and debt. These are not difficult to understand: debt is a loan that must be paid back or discharged/written off and the loss absorbed by the lender. Interest is paid on the debt to compensate the owner of the money for the risk of loaning it to a borrower.


Jul 15 05:50

U.S. Drug Firms Seek Inversion Deals to Evade Taxes

Updated, 7:42 p.m. | Health care companies, like many big American corporations, have a long list of complaints: regulation, global competition and, chief of all, taxes.

But increasingly, drug makers and medical device companies have found a way to self-medicate.

By buying a smaller overseas competitor and reincorporating abroad — a maneuver called inversion — health care companies are extricating themselves from the American tax regimen. Their new international domiciles also give companies easier access to overseas cash and make additional inversions more attractive.

Though nothing about the industry makes it more suitable for inversions than, say, food or technology, a number of factors have combined to make health care the focus of the inversion wave that is sweeping corporate America and annoying regulators in Washington.

Jul 15 05:44

BP wants unspent spill recovery money back

AUSTIN, Texas — After watching a $5 million grant to Gov. Rick Perry’s office go unspent nearly four years after it was presented in the wake of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is asking Texas for its money back.

The funds were given to Texas in September 2010 to help with oil spill recovery, but few of the state and local officials who work on such projects were aware of the grant until a legislative hearing in May. Lawmakers at the hearing were angered and said the money should have been given to agencies with the expertise to spend it. BP was frustrated as early as last winter about the unspent funds and asked Perry to return the money, according to correspondence obtained by The Texas Tribune through an open records request.

Jul 15 05:43

Latest Snowden Leak - Internet trolling and manipulation by government is no longer conspiracy theory

GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal programs to track targets, spread information and manipulate online debates

Jul 15 05:39

Professor compares California’s ‘one-party rule’ to Mexico PRI

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Low voter turnout, increasing corruption and a lack of fresh ideas all can be contributed to California’s “one party rule,” according to a recent column.

On Tuesday CityWatch, a Los Angeles opinion and news website, posted a column authored by Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University, in which he compares California’s current political climate to that of Mexico’s 40 years ago, when the country suffered under a one-party dictatorship – Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

Kotkin

In his column, “One Party Rule is No Party in California,” Kotkin writes that while the reformed Mexico used to be hobbled by slow growth, soaring inequality, endemic corruption and dead politics, California, in contrast, was considered a model American state, with a highly regarded Legislature, relatively clean politics, a competitive political process and a soaring economy.

Jul 15 05:27

Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased

Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.

Democrats like Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have said the illegal immigrant children should be granted refugee status and asylum, and the White House said Monday that many of the kids would "likely" qualify for asylum.

Jul 15 05:26

New airline flying thousands of Central American children around U.S.

Wayne Madsen Report:

Jul 15 05:24

More JPMorgan execs dead. What's with the spate of banking deaths over the last 6 months?

Three New JPMorgan IT Deaths Include Alleged Murder-Suicide

Jul 15 05:22

Facebook 'Friends' Its City, Pays Officer "no-strings-attached" $194,000

"The Facebook Cop" salary and benefits are paid entirely by Facebook Inc.

Jul 15 05:03

US standards for software may allow 'back doors' for the NSA: Experts

A panel of top independent experts says US government standards for software may enable the National Security Agency to have a back door for its spying programs.

The experts, which published their conclusion on Monday, were hired by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is legally required to consult with the NSA to get security software approved.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in September that the NSA detects back doors to circumvent the software’s efficacy and doesn't report it back to the institute.

The software programs are widely used coding formulas designed to prevent interception and hacking. The board of Independent experts has concluded that the NIST needs to review its obligation to confer with the NSA and seek legal changes.

Jul 15 04:33

Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats

Last Wednesday night, as he stood on a hilltop outside the Israeli town of Sderot and watched the bombardment of Gaza on the plain below, a Danish newspaper reporter snapped an iPhone photo of about a dozen locals who cheered on their military from plastic chairs while eating popcorn.

Allan Sørensen, a veteran Middle East correspondent for Denmark’s Kristeligt Dagblad, then uploaded the image to Twitter with a sardonic caption that described the macabre scene as “Sderot cinema.”

The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday night, the reporter said, which was about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike,” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.

Jul 15 03:28

Homeland Security officer fires shot during altercation at pro-Israel rally in Westwood.

Video: DHS Agent Opens Fire During Rally

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Sunday evening that a Department of Homeland Security agent opened fire during a pro-Israel rally in front of the Westwood Federal Building.

Jul 15 03:26

Billionaire Timothy Draper breakup plan would chop California into six states

Splitting Up California Into 6 States Has Enough Signatures To Be On 2016 Ballot

Jul 15 03:13

Israeli excesses provoke Hamas

Jul 15 00:45

What is Drip and how, precisely, will it help the government ruin your life? The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill is the most tedious outrage ever, right down to the dreary acronym

But nonetheless, a close, careful examination of the Drip bill's various clauses and sub-clauses reveals alarming consequences for the average Joe, namely these:

? You'll have to shout all your Google searches aloud while you type them.

Under the bill, any citizen conducting a Google search will be required to simultaneously bellow every word they type at the top of their voice, loud enough for the neighbours to hear. Any neighbour who supplies the authorities with information leading to a conviction automatically wins an iPad Air. It's the cheapest, most comprehensive mass surveillance system ever designed.

? Every child born after August 2014 will, at birth, have one of its parents replaced by an undercover police officer.

Jul 15 00:41

GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show

The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with SMS messages, track people by impersonating spammers and monitor social media postings, according to newly-published documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents – which were published on First Look Media with accompanying analysis from Glenn Greenwald – disclose a range of GCHQ "effects" programs aimed at tracking targets, spreading information, and manipulating online debates and statistics.

The disclosure comes the day before the UK parliament is due to begin up to three days' debate on emergency legislation governing British surveillance capabilities. With cross-party support the bill is expected to be voted through this week.

July 14, 2014

Jul 14 23:13

Visit to the Mount Carmel Branch Davidian Massacre Site, July 14, 2014

I first visited the site of the Branch Davidian Massacre in 2008. My wife and I were in the Waco area this morning so we stopped by once again and took some video of the current site of the 'Waco' tragedy, for a virtual tour of what the place looks like 21 years after the siege. Upon our arrival we were greeted by two very nice labs.
On April 19, 1993 the government slaughtered 82 innocent men, women, and children at the property. One year later, the survivors were acquitted of all murder charges in the deaths of four federal agents. The jury found that the Davidians acted in self defense. This is a little known fact by the general public, who are basically told that a pervert child molester and his cult group committed mass suicide.

Jul 14 22:58

Gaza health officials accuse Israel using banned arms in offensive

A senior Palestinian health official accused the Israeli army on Sunday of using internationally prohibited weapons as the Jewish state's "Operation Protective Edge" that targets the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip enters the seventh consecutive day.

Jul 14 22:56

Over 180 Palestinians killed, thousands flee as Israel broadens bombing blitz

There's no respite for the people of Gaza, in Israel's now week-long anti-terrorist operation. Thousands have fled - with the number of Palestinians killed reaching 175, most of them civilian. The UN says 32 of them are children - and calls the situation in the region devastating and unpredictable.

Jul 14 22:54

BRICS neutrality on Ukraine a diplomatic win for Putin

A summit of the BRICS group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticizing Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, Brazilian officials said, a diplomatic victory for President Vladimir Putin.

Jul 14 22:51

Over 6,000 Indian Shias seek visa to Iraq

It's a new Iraq surge in the making, and it has nothing to do with the US Army. Thousands of Indian Shias have applied for visas to Iraq where a deadly sectarian conflict between the extreme Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the country's majority Shia population threatens all of West Asia.

Jul 14 22:47

Ukrainian military transport plane shot down

Kiev blames Moscow for downing of Antonov-26, shot down near Russian border, as all passengers manage to escape safely.

Jul 14 22:40

Kidnapped Russian citizen Roman Seleznyov placed in tiny cell in jail on Guam

Russian citizen Roman Seleznyov, who was arrested in Maldives on U.S. warrant and relocated to a jail on Guam, has been placed into a tiny cell and has been denied any communications with his family according to a diplomat at Russia’s Consulate General in San Francisco

Jul 14 21:05

What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow?

“There will be no peace and no justice unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed. The roots of the conflict lie in Israel’s decades-long illegal occupation of the West Bank, the building of illegal settlements in the occupied territories, the forced take-over of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and the effective establishment of an apartheid system that systematically removes the most basic human rights of Palestinians.”

Jul 14 20:50

Mainstream Media: Migrant Children Are All Vaccinated…Are You?

A Breitbart headline up today declares: "Border Control Agent: Diseases Coming in We Haven't Seen in Decades."

"The border patrol is trying to play catch up and we're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades," Chris Cabrea, Border Patrol Union VP told Fox News on Monday. "We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago," Cabrea admitted. "A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice."

This is what's going on.

People infected with everything from HIV to drug-resistant tuberculosis, and dengue hemorrhagic fever, chickenpox, and swine flu, to lice, scabies, strep throat, bacterial pneumonia, and diarrheal diseases — a you-name-it grab bag, basically — are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border en masse.

Jul 14 19:15

1.3 million Obamacare 'enrollees' may not even be American citizens, admits HHS report

Trouble is brewing in Washington as those who still consider legitimate the national healthcare takeover known as Obamacare try to figure out which enrollees are even eligible for coverage. A new report issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) admits that nearly 1.3 million Obamacare enrollees, or about 16 percent of the overall total, cannot be verified for legal status in the U.S. -- in other words, most, if not all, of them are illegal immigrants rather than American citizens.

Jul 14 19:09

For Whom do the Bells Toll in Gaza?

Please, help me to understand how the Muslims around the world and the Middle Eastern Arabs can sit along side of Egypt and watch the Israeli carnage of the Palestinian people?

Jul 14 19:06

Experts report potential software "back doors" in U.S. standards

U.S. government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of the country’s top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday.

Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology that prevents interception and hacking, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been legally required to consult with the NSA’s defensive experts in approving them and other cryptography standards.

But NIST’s relationship with the spy agency came under fire in September after reports based on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden pointed to one formula in particular as a Trojan horse for the NSA.

Jul 14 18:37

Hillary Clinton’s Corporatist Party

In 1992, a 44-year-old attorney made the following remarkable assertion: “For goodness’ sake, you can’t be a lawyer if you don’t represent banks.”

The attorney was Hillary Clinton. She made the statement to journalists during her husband’s first campaign for president. Her legal representation of a shady savings and loan bank while working at a top corporate law firm in Arkansas (and her firm’s relations with then-Gov. Bill Clinton) had erupted briefly into a campaign controversy.

Jul 14 18:34

The Ugly Face of the North American Union

For the last several years, the press on the disastrous North American Union has been off front-page news. Nonetheless, the plans to remove barriers and open up borders keeps chucking along. Those who belief this course is desirable or those who conclude that it is unpreventable because the climate of globalization is overpowering, are subversive collaborators of the NWO or gutless wimps that deserve to be run over by the hordes of barbarians that flood our country.

Jul 14 18:22

On the ground in Gaza: Batsh family decimated in Israeli air strike

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues and the bodies continue to pile up, Palestinians try to maintain a semblance of normal life while old and young mourn the losses of friends and families. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Gaza.

Jul 14 18:14

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance…

Israel appears to have “planned” a war to divert international attention from the fact that it was to blame for a failure of futile peace talks and to undermine the newly formed Palestinian unity government

Jul 14 18:11

Nestle sells water taken from drought stricken area

Among the windmills and creosote bushes of San Gorgonio Pass, a nondescript beige building stands flanked by water tanks. A sign at the entrance displays the logo of Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water, with water flowing from a snowy mountain. Semi-trucks rumble in and out through the gates, carrying load after load of bottled water.

Jul 14 18:10

These states are trying to stop young people from voting

Earlier this year, North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill aimed at stifling the newfound political muscle of their youngest eligible voters. The package of laws, known as HB 589, stripped away crucial policies that made it easier for young people to cast their ballot and participate in the political process.

Jul 14 17:47

Florida inmate was gassed to death while locked in solitary confinement

An inmate was locked in solitary confinement and repeatedly sprayed with mustard-colored gas until he died, an investigation has uncovered. Officials then allegedly covered up the death and claimed it was due to natural causes.

Jul 14 17:38

Awaken slaves! - How The Private Central Bank Ponzi Scheme Trapped And Destroyed America

Private Central Banking is not about banking, or even about money. It is about Control. Private Central Banking is about rule by enforced servitude to artificially created debt. No different from other hoaxes played by the rich on the poor, such as Rule by Divine Right, or Rule by Chattel Ownership of your Body (slavery). As a human civilization we have outgrown these hoaxes and realize they are illegitimate forms of governance. So too shall it be with Rule by Debt. Those previous systems only worked as long as the subjugated population believed that those systems were real; the way the world was supposed to be. When the people broke free of the slavery of belief, those forms of enslavement collapsed. For the few to feel rich, everyone else must be poor.

Jul 14 17:23

Lois Lerner CAUGHT by Washington Post and CNN as being Accessory to Terror Funding

Based on a 2009 article that appeared in the Washington Post and a March 2013 report by CNN, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) – who authored a resolution calling for the Sergeant at Arms to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress – should perhaps point to a much more significant crime in response to any concerns that Lerner could become a sympathetic figure if she were arrested. That crime involves Lerner’s alleged illegal backdating of a tax exempt approval letter for an organization whose founder does business with a State Sponsor of Terrorism, business the Post says is illegal.

Jul 14 17:22

ISRAEL'S REAL PURPOSE IN GAZA OPERATION? TO KILL ARABS

Since the first Lebanon war over 30 years ago, Israel's main strategy has been killing Arabs. The current atrocious war in Gaza is no different.

Jul 14 17:14

Eglin Air Force Base Busted Gaming Reddit

Check out this blog post with reddit statistics. Notice Eglin Air Force Base as the “most addicted” city. This is about a year ago, so reddit has been getting heavily sh!tp0sted by government employees for at least this long.

Here is a paper funded by Eglin AFB studying how to establish majority views, social control, influence conversations, contain unwanted information. Eglin AFB is a major hub for Pentagon domestic manipulation programs online.

A lot of this got established right when the war on terror started. Then in 2012 the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act legalized Pentagon / other agency domestic propaganda. That’s not to say what we think of as ‘propaganda’ or manipulation wasn’t going on before – just that they no longer have to plausibly believe the narrative they try to trick you into buying.

Jul 14 16:55

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Update)

Jul 14 16:55

Deteriorating security pushes UN to evacuate remaining staff from Libya

The United Nations announced Monday it was evacuating its remaining staff from Libya because of a deteriorating security situation, a day after deadly clashes closed the country's main airport.

"UNSMIL (United Nations Support Mission in Libya) temporarily withdrawing staff from Libya because of security situation," the mission, which already pulled out dozens of personnel last week, said in a statement.

"After the latest fighting on Sunday and because of the closure of Tripoli international airport, the mission concluded that it would not be possible to continue its work ... while at the same time ensuring the security and safety of its staff," it said.

Jul 14 16:50

US marines test robotic mule at RIMPAC, Hawaii

US marines have tested a new robotic mule at the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise in Hawaii.

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is operated by a sensor strapped to a human foot.

Military footage shows Lance Corporal Brandon Dieckmann fitting the sensor to his boot, before LS3 follows him across a field.

The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise takes place every year at the Kahuku Training Area in Oahu.

Jul 14 16:50

Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet

The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be “extremist.” The capabilities, detailed in documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even include an old standby for pre-adolescent prank callers everywhere: A way to connect two unsuspecting phone users together in a call.

Jul 14 16:49

‘World is still livable due to BRICS counterbalancing West’

The West is now starting to move to its final decay, with the Russia-China alliance becoming stronger, offering Latin America and other regions a multipolar model of the world, author and international consultant Adrian Salbuchi told RT.

Jul 14 16:45

Paris: Pro israel provocations before taking cover in synagogue

My theory yesterday:"I say pro palestinians were protesting nearby when they were trolled by pro israelis who then retreated in the synagogue."

New video of the event posted today:

Jul 14 16:03

Couple aged 84 and 75 are living rough in a bus stop after being evicted by their landlord - because they don't have debit cards and don't use internet banking

It is understood the couple, who have asked not to be named, lost their home because they were unable to pay their rent following changes to how their pensions are paid.

The payments are made electronically into bank accounts, but the couple don't use debit or credit cards and are not familiar with internet banking, so have not been able to access their funds.

As a result they have been homeless while the matter gets resolved.

Jul 14 16:02

Video Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev After Boston Bombing

In a trial for a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors show a video of the bombing suspect in what is believed to be his dorm building after the attack.

Jul 14 16:02

Obama administration says the world’s servers are ours

US says global reach needed to gut "fraudsters," "hackers," and "drug dealers."

Jul 14 16:00

If you look up excessive force in the dictionary, there would be a picture of this scene

“THE VIDEO SHOULD BE USED AS A TRAINING VIDEO IN ANY POLICE ACADEMY TO TRAIN NOVICE POLICE OFFICERS WHAT NOT TO DO.”

Jul 14 16:00

Israel engaging in human sacrifice in Gaza

Jul 14 15:50

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend

Eleven minor earthquakes shook central Oklahoma over the weekend, renewing speculation that the area’s oil and gas drilling boom - fueled by controversial hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - is to blame for an increase in seismic activity.

During a 14-hour stretch from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey recorded seven quakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 in areas northeast of Oklahoma City.

In addition, a 4.3-magnitude temblor hit Langston just after noon on Saturday, and three other quakes ranging from magnitude 2.9 to 3.2 occurred Saturday morning.

Jul 14 15:42

EU Bail-Ins Coming As Germany OKs Depositor Bail-In

Bail-ins are coming to the EU as Germany has quietly OK’d depositor bail-ins under the cover of World Cup fever.

Germany’s cabinet Wednesday approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks beginning in 2015, one year earlier than required under European-wide plans that set rules for failing financial institutions.

The new bail-in rules are part of a package of German legislation on the European banking union–an ambitious project to centralize bank supervision in the euro zone and, when banks fail, to organize their rescue or winding-up at a European level.

Germany plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks beginning in 2015, one year earlier than required under European-wide plans that set rules for failing financial institutions, according to a senior German finance ministry official.

Jul 14 15:38

Ron Paul: What’s Missing In Immigration Debate

One thing we can be sure about: as Republicans and Democrats tussle over “reform” bills, more money will be thrown at the symptoms produced by past bad policies instead of addressing the real causes of the current crisis. The president’s $4 billion supplemental request to address the issue is a costly mix of welfare and enforcement that will do very little to solve the problem because it treats the symptoms instead of the cause. Real reform means changing a failed approach, and until that happens we can count on more expensive mistakes.

Jul 14 15:36

Ghetto Warsaw versus Palestine

REAL IMAGES

Jul 14 15:29

Three New JPMorgan IT Deaths Include Alleged Murder-Suicide

Since December of last year, JPMorgan Chase has been experiencing tragic, sudden deaths of workers on a scale which sets it alarmingly apart from other Wall Street mega banks. Adding to the concern generated by the deaths is the recent revelation that JPMorgan has an estimated $180 billion of life insurance in force on its current and former workers.

Jul 14 15:27

Federal Tax Revenues Set Record Through June; Feds Still Running $385.8B Deficit

Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the federal government’s total receipts for the fiscal year closed June at an unprecedented $2,258,565,000,000 according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Jul 14 15:12

Iowa Governor: I Do Not Want To House Immigrant Children In My State

“The first thing we need to do is secure the border. I do have empathy for these kids,” Branstad said. “But I also don’t want to send the signal that (you) send your kids to America illegally. That’s not the right message.”

Jul 14 15:08

Yellowstone supervolcano 'turned the asphalt into soup' shutting down Natl. Park's roads

Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction. Park officials have closed the area to visitors.

Firehole Lake Drive, a 3-mile-plus offshoot of the park’s Grand Loop that connects the Old Faithful geyser and the Madison Junction, is currently off limits. Park operators say the danger of stepping on seemingly solid soil into severely hot water is “high.”

Jul 14 14:35

What if Hamas dumped all its rockets?

Stuart Littlewood argues that the Israelis’ current umpteenth aggression against the people of Gaza has nothing to do with Hamas’s primitive rockets and everything to do with racial domination and land theft.

Jul 14 14:14

Russia Bans Purchases of Foreign-Made Cars By Government

Federal and municipal governments were prohibited from buying foreign-made cars by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who said he hoped the decision would "help preserve necessary balance on the market."

The state spends huge sums buying equipment, and "of course it is better if they go to domestic companies, not foreign producers," Interfax quoted Medvedev as saying at a meeting with deputy prime ministers on Monday.

The order signed by Medvedev will hit not only the sleek black cars of high-ranking federal officials, but public transport and vehicles for emergency services and utilities companies.

However, the aim is not to exclude foreign companies from the Russian market altogether, but to "develop manufacturing cooperation with Russian producers ... in the form of localization of production," Medvedev said.

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A non-sanction sanction!

Jul 14 14:14

Smartest State in the USA?

Missouri has no illegal aliens. How did they do this? Should other states take a lesson from "The show me," state?

In 2007, Missouri put a constitutional amendment on the ballot designating English as the official language. In the November 2008 election nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for all governmental activity in Missouri . No individual has the right to demand government services in a language other than English.

In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally.

Jul 14 13:55

Survey: Washingtonians trust media most, neighbors least in the U.S.

While eager to engage in Washington’s No. 1 business, politics, District residents avoid their neighbors. According to a release detailing the results, “residents fared among the worst when comparing indicators such exchanging favors with neighbors frequently (49th), trusting all or most neighbors (51st) and eating dinner with a member of the household frequently (51st).”

Jul 14 13:53

Ginger Induces Leukemia Cell Suicide

Great news, ginger lovers!

Jul 14 13:45

The Kingdom Of Shylock

Plutocracy is more despotic then monarchy; more insolent than aristocracy; more selfish than bureaucracy. It accumulates by conscious fraud more money than it can use, and denounces as public enemies all who question its methods or throw a light upon its crimes.

(W. J. Bryan, New York Reception, 1906).

All undertakings in the field of industry are now dependent upon the consent of the banker.

The Stock Exchange activities of the banks are becoming more and more the controlling force in every department of economic life.

Modern capitalism is the child of money-lending

Money-lending contains the root idea of capitalism

In money there is no thought of production

In money-lending economic activity has no meaning

—Werner Sombart in “The Jews and Modern Capitalism.”

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Online version of the book, "The Kingdom of Shylock."

Jul 14 13:39

NSA: Releasing Snowden E-mails Would Invade His Privacy

It is laughable that the NSA claims it cares about someone’s privacy considering that the spy agency shows absolutely no respect for the privacy of millions of Americans it monitors every day.

Jul 14 13:28

Israel Inflicts Illegal Collective Punishment on Gaza

Israel has commenced full-scale warfare on the people of Gaza. The recent tensions began about six weeks ago when Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian teenage boys in the occupied West Bank. Then, on June 12, three Israeli teenagers were abducted in the southern West Bank; Israel blamed Hamas. After the three youths were found dead, a group of Israelis tortured and killed a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem. Then, on July 7, Israel launched a large military operation dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" in the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 13:19

Deputy Tries To Shoot Dog, Misses And Hits 10-Year-Old

A ten-year-old boy was shot by a Coffee County deputy last Thursday after the deputy had aimed to shoot a dog during a manhunt.

Police were searching for 19-year-old Christopher Barnett, who had allegedly shot a police officer following a robbery at a gas station earlier in the day. Barnett had made his way to a trailer park in Douglas and was followed by police. Dakota Corbitt was in the front yard of his home in the trailer park during the police search for Barnett.

According to Coffee County Sheriff Doyle Wooten, a deputy went onto the property where Corbitt lives and claimed that a dog ran up to him. The deputy fired on the dog, but somehow missed and shot Corbitt in the back of the leg.

Jul 14 12:58

What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State

There's a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc. Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I don't like about living in a nation that has long since ceased to be a sanctuary for freedom are beginning to outnumber the things I love.

Jul 14 12:51

Al-Qassam Brigades Ambush Israeli Naval Forces, Foil Infiltration Attempt

Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said its resistance fighters at dawn Sunday frustrated an infiltration attempt by Israeli naval troops on the beach of Al-Sudaniya area, North of Gaza, and inflicted heavy losses on them.

Jul 14 12:50

Israel’s Incremental Genocide in the Gaza Ghetto

In a September 2006 article for The Electronic Intifada, I defined the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an incremental genocide.

Israel’s present assault on Gaza alas indicates that this policy continues unabated. The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric action — then and now — within a wider historical context.

Jul 14 12:48

US Congressmen threatened by Israeli lobby: Bruce Gagnon

US lawmakers are threatened by the Israeli lobby not to talk about Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians with losing their jobs in the Congress, an American political analyst says.

“Our Congress has been taken over by people who are afraid of Israel and many people in the United States Congress are threatened by the Israeli lobby and told that if they don’t support Israel, they will be thrown out of office,” Bruce Gagnon from Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space told Press TV on Sunday.

“There have been several cases of congressional representatives who stood up to Israel and then there was a tremendous outpouring of money and lies in their next campaign for election where they’re defeated. So, this has frightened many people inside the Congress who now will never say anything bad about Israel because they’re afraid they lose their jobs,” he added.

Jul 14 12:43

The Implosion Is Near: Signs Of The Bubble’s Last Days

The central banks of the world are massively and insouciantly pursuing financial instability. That’s the inherent result of the 68 straight months of zero money market rates that have been forced into the global financial system by the Fed and its confederates at the BOJ, ECB and BOE. ZIRP fuels endless carry trades and the harvesting of every manner of profit spread between negligible “funding” costs and positive yields and returns on a wide spectrum of risk assets.

Jul 14 12:32

US Congressmen threatened by Israeli lobby: Bruce Gagnon

US lawmakers are threatened by the Israeli lobby not to talk about Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians with losing their jobs in the Congress, an American political analyst says.

Jul 14 12:29

Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries

US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.

Jul 14 12:28

Why Do Banksters Get Help but Not Homeowners?

It's time to start helping the people, and stop helping Wall Street.

According to an agreement announced earlier today, big bank Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a Department of Justice investigation into that bank's involvement with risky subprime mortgages.

Jul 14 12:26

New Snowden Docs: British Spies Seed the Internet with False Information, Including the Ability to Manipulate the Results of Online Polls,

The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be “extremist.” The capabilities, detailed in documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even include an old standby for pre-adolescent prank callers everywhere: A way to connect two unsuspecting phone users together in a call.

Jul 14 12:25

Man gets three years in prison for painting anti-Semitic graffiti in L.A.

A 49-year old man has been sentenced to three years in jail for painting a swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti on a Jewish-owned plumbing supply store in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles.

Jul 14 12:19

Hamas lays out truce terms, says deal not close

The Palestinian Hamas movement said Monday that it would not end hostilities with Israel without concessions by the Jewish state and that no serious efforts towards a truce had been made.

Jul 14 12:14

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

Libya suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west on Monday a day after deadly clashes closed the country's main international airport in Tripoli.

Jul 14 12:10

Russia to use satellite data to find Ukrainian military guilty of border shelling

Russia’s Investigative Committee will request satellite data to identify Ukrainian army units and commanders responsible for shelling a Russian border town, which resulted in one person dead and two wounded. Spokesperson for the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said this on Monday.

Jul 14 11:58

Krugman: Why the Real Story About Obamacare Is Not Being Told

Paul Krugman proposes an interesting theory in today's column about why the success of Obamacare is a story that is mostly being ignored by the media, and therefore kept from the American public.

Jul 14 11:58

Newly Obtained Emails Contradict Administration Claims on Guardian Laptop Destruction

On July 20, 2013, agents of the U.K. government entered The Guardian newsroom in London and compelled them to physically destroy the computers they were using to report on the Edward Snowden archive. The Guardian reported this a month later after my partner, David Miranda, was detained at Heathrow Airport for 11 hours under a British terrorism law and had all of his electronic equipment seized. At the time, the Obama administration — while admitting that it was told in advance of the Heathrow detention — pretended that it knew nothing about the forced laptop destruction and would never approve of such attacks on press freedom.

Jul 14 11:57

Yahoo! News Equates Videotaping Cops With Wanting to Kill Them

A Yahoo! News story published today equates concerns about police brutality, the militarization of law enforcement and videotaping cops with wanting to carry out violent murders of police officers.

Jul 14 11:46

ISIS raises $1 million a day selling crude oil from captured Iraqi oilfields as government forces are accused of killing 255 Sunni prisoners

ISIS are making nearly $1million a day selling off crude oil from conquered refineries to Kurdish businessmen.

The jihadists, who now call themselves the Islamic State's caliphate, are smuggling the resources from Iraqi oilfields into Turkey and Iran where they offer it up for $25 (£15) a barrel, making a huge profit.

The lucrative trade was revealed as the Iraqi government were accused of killing 255 Sunni prisoners as revenge for the ISIS advance, which has seen them take large swathes of the country.

Jul 14 11:45

BEX ALERT - Column: This time, let Israel finish job

The play-by-play for Israeli-Palestinian eruptions is so well-worn that it’s become formulaic.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza find an excuse to escalate their daily rocket attacks against settlements and towns in Israel, forcing Israel to the breaking point of its patience for random assaults on its citizenry.

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Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 14 11:43

illegal aliens in school buses arrive at NC Wal-Mart

We are still trying to locate the source of this video so we can tell everyone exactly where this footage took place of what appears to be Obama's new surge of illegal aliens using school buses, and getting on and off of the buses in a Walmart parking lot somewhere in North Carolina!

Jul 14 11:31

Obama Under Enormous Pressure, “Slipping Mentally”

A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.”

“Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.”

Jul 14 11:30

US gives weapons to Israel to attack Gaza: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime is using the US weapons to attack innocent Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

“We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States,” Zarif said in an interview with NBC’S Meet that Press.

However, the United Nations has not taken any action to condemn the US move and to use the Security Council in order to put an end to it, he added.

He called for an “immediate end” to the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 11:28

Israel attacks Gaza, so time to wag the Nazis at us!

Museum displays skull of pro-Nazi officer who was executed with his own gun after WW2 atrocities as part of macabre exhibition of Holocaust relics including gold teeth of Auschwitz victims

Jul 14 11:05

Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture

Americans get only filtered news from the mainstream media. So here’s the big picture:

All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine

Holocaust Survivors Criticize Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas?

Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda

Mainstream Reports: The U.S. and Israel Support Terrorists

The U.S. Is Supporting the Most Violent Muslim Terrorists In Order to Wage War for Oil

Jul 14 11:01

IS OBAMA PREPARING TO GIVE AWAY 8 OF THE 50 STATES?

President Obama announced on June 30th that he would take unilateral action to revamp American immigration policies after being told that House Republicans will not pass legislation addressing the issue this year.

Jul 14 10:53

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Did Israel collude with ISIS terrorists to create the pretext for the bombardment of Gaza, which has killed almost 200 people, most of them innocent civilians?

Jul 14 10:50

Executive pay '180 times average', report finds: Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report.

Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report.
The High Pay Centre, a think tank, said shareholders were still backing high executive pay deals despite new powers to vote them down at annual meetings.

Jul 14 10:49

An open letter to Rupert Murdoch from a News Corp journalist’s car

A disgruntled News Corp employee has tried to embarrass boss Rupert Murdoch on the eve of the company's 50th birthday celebrations for The Australian by parking a clapped-out old car plastered with bizarre notes out the front of his Sydney headquarters.

Jul 14 10:47

Rick Santelli Has Epic Meltdown On CNBC

Jul 14 10:47

Airbus Seeking Patent For Bicycle Seats In Plane Cabins Because Flying Isn’t Uncomfortable Enough Already

While you’re fighting for territory on the arm rest and suffering the kicks, nudges and otherwise annoying seat disturbances that come with flying commercial airlines, just think… it could be worse. How much worse? Like perching on a bicycle seat worse.

Airbus submitted a patent in Europe for the seats, with have small backrests but no tray tables or headrest, reports the Los Angeles Times. And legroom? Keep dreaming.

Jul 14 10:44

Chicago Blacks Rip Obama Over Illegals

It’s finally starting to unravel for the Obama administration in the Windy City. African-Americans in Chicago are upset with President Obama regarding the preferential treatment illegal immigrants receiving.

Jul 14 10:32

Omens of a Derivatives Meltdown (Part 1)

Published on Jul 10, 2014

Part 1 of this series explains the colossal size of the derivatives market and the heads-Wall Street-wins / tails-Main Street-loses nature of this painstakingly rigged casino.

Do you think derivatives are unregulated? They are--until a series of bets goes bad and starts toppling a bank, at which point rules materialize out of nowhere and meticulously provide for the looting of your checking and savings accounts to pay off the bad bets made by your bank.

When (not if) the derivatives chain of dominoes starts to teeter, it's going to be Open Season on your bank accounts. Say, what interest rate is your bank paying you to take on such a huge risk, anyhow?

Jul 14 10:13

Craig Murray explains how UK child abusers with the right connections have acted with impunity

Hysteria versus Impunity

It is a mystery why the Observer failed to name Lord Greville Janner as the paedophile abusing boys from care homes. The facts of this particular boy’s continued molestation, and the existence of the letters to him from Janner, have been public knowledge for decades. I can only presume that Britain’s appalling libel laws, which function solely to protect the very rich from exposure of their misdeeds, are the reason for the Observer’s reticence. My own view is that the gross suppression of freedom of speech in the UK has been insufficiently considered as a major reason for the impunity which the wealthy and the powerful have enjoyed for so long.

Janner of course was for decades the leading spokesman for Zionism in this country. His response to the last major massacre of Palestinians in Gaza was to visit an Israeli settlement and blame Hamas rocket attacks. It is interesting to contrast Janner’s protection by the media with the case of David Mellor. For decades the media knew that Janner buggered boys from care homes, and did nothing about it. He remained the whole time the chosen spokesman for UK Zionism.

Jul 14 10:10

U.S. Sees Risks in Assisting a Compromised Iraqi Force

A classified military assessment of Iraq’s security forces concludes that many units are so deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could face risks to their safety, according to United States officials.

The report concludes that only about half of Iraq’s operational units are capable enough for American commandos to advise them if the White House decides to help roll back the advances made by Sunni militants in northern and western Iraq over the past month.

Adding to the administration’s dilemma is the assessment’s conclusion that Iraqi forces loyal to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki are now heavily dependent on Shiite militias — many of which were trained in Iran — as well as on advisers from Iran’s paramilitary Quds Force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government was hell-bent on creating a failed state in Iraq, courtesy of its invasion and occupation of that country. The only thing that was important for the US was that Iraqi oil would only be sold in American currency.

Unfortunately for the US government, the failed state of Iraq didn't fail in precisely the way they wanted, and now the blowback is... deafening.

You have a Shiite president, who has been suppressing the country's Sunni population; infrastructure blown to smithereens, and if it has been at all replaced, it was replaced with chicken wire and spit, by American contractors who specialized in "shoddy", at US taxpayer expense.

And now, the lightning-fast rebellion on the part of ISIS/ISIL Sunni rebels has taken this country's leadership by surprise, and they couldn't see this coming?!?!?

An American reinvasion of Iraq will only make things worse. It is time for the Iraqis to determine their own destiny, without outside interference, period, end of discussion.

And unfortunately, when the "Saigon moment" happens in Baghdad, the US government will have succeeded in losing this country twice militarily; and once completely economically, because it can no longer control who gets Iraq's oil, and in what currency it will be sold.

Jul 14 10:09

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth About the American Police State

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself…Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.”—H.L. Mencken, American journalist

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Examination of the "Common Core" curriculum shows it is intended to raise a generation of Americans not only unable to think things out for themselves, but disinclined to do so!

Jul 14 10:07

24 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC to Protest Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility

Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and others proposed around the country.

Jul 14 10:05

Prisons are Becoming Asylums: Thanks, "Drug War"

The United States is notorious for locking up people for committing victimless crimes. The country, which only has 5% of the global population, has approximately 25% of the global prison population.

Now a disturbing new report reveals that many jails are being forced to care for inmates with mental illness - a task they are poorly equipped to handle.

Jul 14 09:59

1 killed, 2 injured: Russia vows response to Ukraine shelling Russian city

An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences.

Reportedly up to six mortar shells exploded on Sunday in the small Russian town of Donetsk, which has the same name as the Ukrainian city and is situated right on the Ukrainian border.

Ukraine’s charge d'affaires in Russia has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry where he was handed a note of protest in the strongest terms.

Jul 14 09:59

Israel’s Atrocity and the West’s Ignorance. The Tide of Media Lies

Seeing “free” Western media with headlines like “Rockets raining over Israel”, or describing the success of Israel’s Iron Dome defence system in intercepting missiles from Gaza, you would assume there was a war between equals – or even that “poor Israel” was under attack.

Many Western readers won’t know that all of the 100-plus killed since Tuesday – and practically all of the 700 injured – are Palestinians, many of them children.

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Jul 14 09:48

Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

Despite international calls for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Tel Aviv regime was hitting Gaza “with growing force” and that there was no end in sight.

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This attack is a PR disaster for Israel.

But this attack is only going to backflash on the US! Remember that the Petro-dollar deal put into place to prop up the US dollar following Nixon's ending of gold convertibility was for the Middle East oil nations to sell their oil only for US dollars in exchange for which the US would hold Israel's aggressions in check. This latest attack by Israel and their obvious attempt to spread the conflict into Lebanon, Syria, and Iran will send a message to those oil nations still using the dollar that the United States cannot keep its end of the Petro-dollar deal! That will accelerate the trend of nations dropping the dollar in favor of the Yuan and Ruble!

Jul 14 09:43

A secret no more: CIA hit with Michigan tax liens

The state Treasury Department has filed three tax liens against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for failure to pay more than $20,000 in withholding tax on behalf of people it employs in Michigan.

The liens involve failure to pay 10 assessments between March 2011 and December 2013. The liens were recorded in increments of $2,735 in February 2012, $11,066 in June 2012 and $7,041 in March 2014.

An agency employee who declined to identify herself said she could not discuss the tax debt by phone on Friday and invited the State Journal to fill out a questionnaire on the CIA website or to write a letter to the agency’s Public Affairs Office. On Monday, CIA employee Molly Hale said in an email the State Journal’s query was forwarded to its media department.

Jul 14 09:40

RESULTS OF ISRAELI TRAINED HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICERS

During the rally, at least three men waving Palestinian flags and carrying wooden sticks arrived at the rally and allegedly hit some of the protesters, according to the Jewish Journal.

The men, who told the newspaper that they were Palestinians living in Anaheim, returned to their truck and drove off after the melee was broken up.

As they left, a Department of Homeland Security officer fired his gun in the direction of the truck, Brian Thomas of the LAPD West Los Angeles Patrol Division, told the Jewish Journal.

Jul 14 09:33

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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If it walks like a Nazi...

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Jul 14 09:32

Islamic State jihadists ‘expel rivals’ from Syria’s Deir Ezzor

The jihadist Islamic State group took control of the rebel-held half of the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on Monday, buoyed by advances in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring goup said.

Rival rebel groups fighting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad either gave in and joined the IS or fled from the strategic Euphrates valley city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Assad’s forces remain in control of the other half of the city, a provincial capital and pre-war hub of the country’s oil industry.

According to the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of activists and medics on the ground, IS jihadists are now in control of “95 to 98 percent of Deir Ezzor province”.

Only the regime-controlled half of Deir Ezzor city, a handful of villages and the military airport remain out of IS control.

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Excuse me, but where, or where, please, are those alleged "moderate rebels" the US government has been funding and training to overthrow Al-Assad?!?

Have they simply taken up the jihadists' calls for a caliphate, and are now aligned with them?!?

I think, at this point in the game, American taxpayers deserve a straight answer on this, after the billions spent on this.

Jul 14 09:31

Both Canada's gutless "opposition" parties reluctant to take on Harper's one-sided, pro-Israel stance on Gaza crisis

Canada’s two opposition parties have been more circumspect, but neither was eager to take on Ottawa’s official position and that may mark a sea change in the country’s Middle East position which is less and less a Conservative position and increasingly an all-party consensus.

Both Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau and his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar preached restraint, de-escalation and protection of civilians.

One Liberal MP who is in Tel Aviv, Newfoundland’s Gerry Byrne, watched Israel’s Iron Dome repel an attack, then took to social media to praise the courage of individual Israelis in the face of terrorism.

Jul 14 09:30

TODAY’S TOONS ~~ THE ROCKY HORROR GAZA SHOW

Images ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

The Rocky Horror Show Called Israel …

Jul 14 09:29

DOWNSIZING OF PALESTINE IS THE MAIN GOAL OF THE BLITZKRIEG IN GAZA

The Zionist strategy of branding its brutal policies as an ad hoc response to this or that Palestinian action is as old as the Zionist presence in Palestine itself. It was used repeatedly as a justification for implementing the Zionist vision of a future Palestine that has in it very few, if any, native Palestinians.

Jul 14 09:29

ISRAELI SIRENS GO OFF ON AMERICAN TELEVISION

Rocket siren interrupts Israeli envoy’s TV interview

Dermer’s Red Alert app goes off during CBS appearance, while Netanyahu urged Americans to imagine US cities from East Coast to Colorado under rocket threat.

Jul 14 09:27

What a breathtaking liberty! Venezuelan airport charges passengers £11.80 for FRESH AIR

Holidaymakers are getting used to paying for hidden extras when they fly but what about being charged for fresh air?

An airport in Venezuela is doing just that in an attempt to pay for a new air conditioning unit.

Jul 14 09:25

Israel Takes Revenge As Gaza Burns

from a NEW writer for ANCreport

Jul 14 09:25

Sec. of State John Kerry: ‘Significant gaps’ remain in Iranian nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences remain between Iran and six world powers in talks over the country’s controversial nuclear programme, an opinion shared by Tehran just a week before a July 20 deadline to reach a deal.

The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China want Iran to reduce its nuclear fuel-making capacity to deny it any means of quickly producing atom bombs. In exchange, international sanctions that have crippled the large OPEC member’s oil-dependent economy would gradually be lifted.

Iran, however, has said it is enriching uranium for peaceful energy purposes only, and wants the sanctions removed swiftly. But a history of hiding sensitive nuclear work from UN inspectors has raised international suspicions, as well as fears of a new Middle East war if diplomacy fails to yield a long-term agreement.

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Congratulations, Secretary (Epic Fail) Kerry, for having delivered precisely what your Israeli handlers wanted as the outcome; no viable, win/win agreement between the West and Iran over their nuclear program, and the absence of such agreement as a pretext for a potential coming war against it.

But there is one 9,000 lb gorilla, sleeping on the Steinway, for the moment, that it appears you and the rest of the US government have not considered a key component in this scenario, and that is Russia. As reported at Washington's blog, January 2012:

Russia and China Would Consider An Attack On Iran – Or Syria – As An Attack On Their National Security RT notes: The escalating conflict around Iran should be contained by common effort, otherwise the promising Arab Spring will grow into a “scorching Arab Summer,” says Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s deputy prime minister and former envoy to NATO. ­“Iran is our close neighbor, just south of the Caucasus. Should anything happen to Iran, should Iran get drawn into any political or military hardships, this will be a direct threat to our national security,” stressed Rogozin.

I would like to politely point out to the precious few adults in the bowels of DC that the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia; and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous here.

IF continuing these negotiations past the 20th of this month could acheive a breakthrough, then, by all means, this should be pursued to the last moment as the most rational path.

Unfortunately, however, those who love the profit and spoils of war hate logical, rational thought with a passion.

Jul 14 09:22

German NSA inquiry considers typewriters

The head of Germany's parliamentary inquiry into the NSA spying scandal has suggested the government return to using typewriters to protect national secrets from prying eyes.

Jul 14 09:21

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Update)

Jul 14 09:08

Kurdish leader in Turkey to push for independence from Iraq

The president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region will meet Turkish leaders on Monday as Ankara keeps a close eye on moves for an independent Iraqi Kurdistan amid the chaos in its conflict-torn neighbour.

Massud Barzani is due to meet President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara in separate meetings from 1100 GMT.

The visit comes as lightening gains by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) — formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — in Iraq have alarmed countries in the region and sparked calls for Kurdish autonomy to counter the radical Islamist threat.

In an interview this month, Barzani said Iraq’s Kurds would hold an independence referendum within months, adding that the time was right for a vote as Iraq was already effectively divided by IS’s actions in Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Barzani's timing here is a shrewd move.

An independent Kurdistan would solidify it's hold over its oil revenue,and remove the shakles of a compltely, pathologically disfunctional government in Baghdad.

It's Peshmerga fighters have the capabilities and discipline to hold off the ISIS/ISIL militants, and the Kurd's cultural cohesion - and history - make this an opportunity worth seizing for the Kurdish people.

The rest of Iraq may already be lost; its military cannot hold against the invaders, and the US government doesn't want to go back in militarily in an election year. Unfortunately for the US government, when Baghdad falls (and this appears to be only a matter of time), the US will have lost Iraq twice militarily, and once, completely economically, because it will have no say in to whom Iraq's oil will be sold, or in what national currency.

Jul 14 09:05

Sandy Hook’s Disappearing Witnesses

Close to nineteen months have passed since the event known as the Sandy Hook Massacre transpired. Amazingly, there has still been no conclusive evidence put forth by any of the families affected or the investigators involved to dispel the many ‘conspiracy theories’ that have evolved from the event. In fact, new mysteries seem to expose themselves even more as time passes by.

From Douglas Cottle, who died Sept 29, 2012, at age 62 to Michael Bellmore, who died May 3, 2014 at age 27, more questions than answers seem to arise. The Connecticut State Police Commander, the Connecticut State Police Commissioner, the Western Connecticut State Police Commander as well as the Connecticut State Medical Examiner have all been eliminated from the story either by retiring or death. What better way to cover up any possibility of ever disclosing the truth ? What better way to perpetuate conspiracy theories?

Jul 14 09:02

Ron Paul: The Collapse Is Close

Jul 14 08:59

Border Control Agent: Diseases Coming in We Haven't Seen in Decades

Monday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," the VP of the Border Patrol Union, Chris Cabrea told host Martha MacCallum "a lot of our guys" are coming down with diseases.

"Coming off the long journey they have been subjected to and then diseases some agents are contracting. We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago," Cabrea said. "A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice."

Cabrea added: "The border patrol is trying to play catch up and we're having a lot of diseases coming in and some we haven't seen in decades and we are worried they'll spread throughout the United States especially if they are being released and have the disease."

Jul 14 08:58

The NEW Silver FIX — Alasdair Macleod

Jul 14 08:52

Man misdiagnosed as delusional for 20 years sues

A man who spent nearly 20 years locked in a state psychiatric ward in Lincoln is suing doctors for malpractice, saying he was never mentally ill during his time there.

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