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"Teach your children to be brave. This century of ours has been marked most conspicuously by cowardice of the people everywhere. It was by our cowardice that we were betrayed into the hands of corrupt men who promised to make life"safe' for us and devoid of hazard, and robbed the adventurousness by which the spirits of men are strengthened. It was by our poltroonery that we lost our liberties. It was by our fears that we almost died. A brave people never become slaves." -- Taylor Caldwell,"The Devil's Advocate"(1952) -- pgs. 332 -- 338

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Dec 18 06:25

‘Biggest fracking victory ever!’ as New York bans dangerous drilling in state

After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice

Dec 18 06:13

The Pirate Bay’s Facebook page is shut down too

Following in the footsteps of the main site, Pirate Bay’s Facebook page with nearly half a million likes was shut down a few hours ago.

Dec 18 06:00

This Canadian Doctor’s Reply to a Company’s Medical Note Policy is Perfect

Some companies require their employees to provide an official medical note when they take a ‘sick day’. This Canadian doctor’s response is perfect. Note in Canada, the health-care system is publicly funded and all Canadians have access to universal coverage. If you find the text on the image above difficult to read.

Dec 18 05:59

SONY EMAILS SAY STATE DEPARTMENT BLESSED KIM JONG-UN ASSASSINATION IN ‘THE INTERVIEW’

The claim that the State Department played an active role in the decision to include the film’s gruesome death scene is likely to cause fury in Pyongyang. Emails between the Sony Entertainment CEO and a security consultant even appear to suggest the U.S. government may support the notion that The Interviewwould be useful propaganda against the North Korean regime.

Dec 18 03:52

The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers

Flashback:Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.

Dec 18 03:41

Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Flashback:Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.

Dec 18 03:38

Criticism of Zionism or Israel should not be stifled

Criticism of Israel does not mean someone is anti-Semitic per se. Those who would have you believe otherwise are increasingly using this argument to shut down legitimate debate over the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Dec 18 03:29

Israel calls Palestinian U.N. draft a gimmick

While Lieberman's comments were dismissive of the resolution, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced alarm over international pressure on Israel to withdraw from occupied territory, saying Islamist militants would then move in.


Dec 18 03:25

Alan Dershowitz: Netanyahu Gets 'Bum Rap' on Settlements

"[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has been very, very clear about not allowing increased settlement activity in areas that will be part of a Palestinian state," Dershowitz, an ardent defender of Israel against international criticism, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner. "So, he's getting a bum rap."
Note: Most important words...Netanyahu, Dershowitz,...BUM!

December 17, 2014

Dec 17 23:11

The Oil Coup - US-Saudi Subterfuge Send Stocks and Credit Reeling

U.S. powerbrokers have put the country at risk of another financial crisis to intensify their economic war on Moscow and to move ahead with their plan to “pivot to Asia”.

Dec 17 23:05

Washington Seeks an Excuse to Wage a Nuclear War on Russia? “We’re Close to the Precipice. Will the Public Remain Silent?”

The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande urgently side-tracked his return-flight from a diplomatic mission recently, in order to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, at a private room that had been scoured ahead of time to eliminate any possible bugging devices, there was speculation as to what had caused Hollande’s sudden detour, and there were even rumors of a possible cause being an American “false-flag” event in the works to be blamed on Russia as a pretext for going to war against Russia, just as Russia had been falsely blamed for the Ukrainian military’s downing of Malaysia’s airliner MH17 onJuly 17th.


Dec 17 23:02

British troops returning to Iraq

Britain’s armed forces are returning to the Middle East, reversing an earlier withdrawal from Iraq after more than a decade of war.

Dec 17 23:00

UN claims of asylum seekers’ "inhumane" treatment provoke Dutch ire

The Netherlands, in the throes of an immigration crisis, has accused the UN of publishing ‘one-sided information’ after its senior officials accused the government of “trying to score political points” by “forcing” failed asylum seekers into homelessness.

Dec 17 22:56

The US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN

The floodgates have begun to open across Europe on recognition of Palestinian statehood. On Friday the Portuguese parliament became the latest European legislature to call on its government to back statehood, joining Sweden, Britain, Ireland, France and Spain.

Dec 17 20:08

Despite Backlash, Students Will Still be Subjected to Michelle O Lunch Program

Despite scores of children at public schools across the nation issuing resounding disapproval of federally-imposed school lunch rules, the much scorned Healthy Hungry Kids initiative, sponsored in large part by First Lady Michelle Obama, has managed to receive funding via Congress’s recently passed $1 trillion omnibus budget deal.

Dec 17 19:53

NYPD opens counterterrorism unit in Israel

“The best police department in the world”, reads a sign hung at the new NYPD office. However, it looks as if New York taxpayers may be footing the bill.


Dec 17 19:46

Star Trek: TOS Errand of Mercy

Where's the Organians when you need them. My kinda folks!

The Organians: "super-evolved" and completely pacifistic.

Dec 17 19:22

Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the open

Israel is also capitalising on the war on the IS to misleadingly portray it as identical with the Palestinian “Islamic” resistance movements because of their Islamic credentials. “When it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas,” Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on September 29.


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Dec 17 19:09

We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook (FULL VIDEO)

The degree and extent of criminality surrounding the Sandy Hook deception is mind boggling. When you consider the complicity of the governor, state police, the medical examiner, state attorney general, Newtown officials, its police and fire department, emergency personnel, school officials, crisis actors, make believe parents of make believe children victims, fabricated teachers, school principal, & school nurse, CNN liars, etc., you have to wonder if there’s an honest soul left standing in the Banana Republic of Connecticut. Will these well paid criminals ever be brought to justice?

Dec 17 19:06

ObamaCare fines loom for uninsured

People without insurance are running out of time to avoid the hefty ObamaCare penalties that the IRS will be handing down in 2016.

Dec 17 18:30

Cafe in Leeds (UK) feeds 10,000 people on 20 tonnes of unwanted food, which would otherwise have been wasted

The founder of a quietly-growing empire of social cafes has called on a change in the law to prevent the UK’s "criminal" levels of food waste - especially by supermarkets - while so many go hungry.

Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, in Armley, Leeds, feeds his punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, independent grocers and food banks.


Dec 17 18:23

School punishes blind child by taking away cane and replacing it with a pool noodle

Parents are outraged after they say an elementary school punished their blind child by replacing his cane with a pool noodle.

Dec 17 17:21

Obama’s Rogue Agenda

snip: Obama is thirdworldizing America. He’s banana republicanizing it. He’s turning it into a dystopian backwater. A race to the bottom reflects official policy.

Administration policy prioritizes wealth, power and privileged interests. It lets vital popular needs go begging. Obama’s operated this way throughout his tenure.

He consigned growing millions to poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, homelessness and despair. He’s got more human wrecking in mind.

He wants US resources used for militarism, warmaking, and homeland repression. He wants ordinary people left high and dry.

Dec 17 16:53

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

This is another weapon in the Big Ag giant’s chemical arsenal that is being called yet another indiscriminate chemical that “will take agriculture back to the dark days of heavy, hazardous pesticide use that will seriously endanger human health and the environment.”

Dec 17 16:47

US Targeting Hundreds of Millions of Russian Civilians

White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege notes, “hurting the Russian public’s ability to buy food or heat homes”. This eagerness to starve and freeze children is particularly relevant given the recent publicity of the US’s tactics of starving and freezing innocent detainees as well as people claimed to be “suspects”.

Dec 17 16:45

Meteorologist shot outside Texas TV station

A meteorologist at Waco, Texas, broadcaster KCEN-TV was shot multiple times during a confrontation in the station’s parking lot on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large, the station said.

Morning show meteorologist Patrick Crawford exchanged words with the suspect, who then pulled out a handgun and fired several times, it said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was Al Gore anywhere near the scene of the crime? :)

Dec 17 16:44

Freedom to Fascism Part 2 1

Dec 17 16:43

U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy, which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

Senior administration officials, who would not speak on the record about the intelligence findings, said the White House was still debating whether to publicly accuse North Korea of what amounts to a cyberterrorism campaign. Sony’s decision to cancel release of “The Interview” amounted to a capitulation to the threats sent out by hackers this week that they would launch attacks, perhaps on theaters themselves, if the movie was released.

Dec 17 16:31

The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

2014 marks the deadliest year in Afghanistan for civilians, fighters, and foreigners. The situation has reached a new low as the myth of the Afghan state continues. Thirteen years into America’s longest war, the international community argues that Afghanistan is growing stronger, despite nearly all indicators suggesting otherwise. Most recently, the central government failed (again) to conduct fair and organized elections or demonstrate their sovereignty. Instead, John Kerry flew into the country and arranged new national leadership. The cameras rolled and a unity government was declared. Foreign leaders meeting in London decided on new aid packages and financing for the nascent ‘unity government.’ Within days, the United Nations helped broker a deal to keep foreign forces in the country, while simultaneously President Obama declared the war was ending—even as he increased the number of troops on the ground.

Dec 17 16:18

Saginaw County's Hemlock Semiconductor to shutter massive, $1.2 billion Tennessee plant

It was four years ago when Tennessee lawmakers and residents of an up-and-coming community thought all of the answers to their town's challenges were coming in the form of a $1.2 billion polycrystalline silicon plant.

Thomas Township-based Hemlock Semiconductor had plans to build a massive plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, consisting of as many as 50 buildings on a 1,215-acre site.

It was going to create "amazing opportunities for all people, especially young people," a Clarksville County official said in 2010.

On Wednesday Dec. 17, Hemlock Semiconductor officials announced that its Clarksville site, located roughly 45 minutes northwest of Nashville, is closing permanently because of sustained adverse market conditions created by oversupply of polysilicon and ongoing challenges presented by global trade disputes.

Dec 17 16:02

How NE Ohio hospitals, schools react to flu outbreak

Health experts are seeing an influx of flu cases throughout the Northeast Ohio area less than a week into official start of the winter season.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And CDC has admitted this year's flu vaccine is totally useless. (But you don't get a refund.)

Dec 17 15:46

The Engineered Fall of the Russian Ruble

Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and destabilize the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with waging an economic war is how easily it can become a shooting war.

Dec 17 14:46

Danny Glover Wins, FBI Loses 16-Yr Battle

Danny Glover, along with PCJF, has spent over a decade battling for justice for the five falsely imprisoned persons (FIPs). He has spread the untold truth about the five. He taught about the injustice by urging people to imagine a boat load of explosives heading your way, five people risking their lives to stop it and save thousands of lives, so were arrested.

Dec 17 14:44

Central Bankers suppressing Russian economy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Putin starts arresting the owners of their Central Bank, the US attack will not be far behind!

Dec 17 14:40

The Truth About Gun Control - Stefan Molyneux

gun control = victim disarmament

Dec 17 14:37

Secret WTO Trade Deal Threatens Internet Freedom, New Leak Reveals

Global governments are secretly negotiating a little-known mega trade deal that poses a threat to internet freedoms and boon to corporate interests, analysts warned Wednesday, citing a just-leaked U.S. proposal.

The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), under discussion between a 50-country subset of World Trade Organization members for nearly two years, is so secretive that its talks aren't even announced to the public, making it even more shadowy than the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Dec 17 14:24

U.S. Declares (Currency) War On Russia

U.S. economic terrorism (i.e. the One Bank’s economic terrorism) has hit a new extreme this week. This crime syndicate has launched what can be termed nothing less than an all-out effort to destroy the economy of Russia.

Its modus operandi is, once again, currency manipulation. What is the quickest/easiest way to destroy an economy? Drive the value of its currency as close to zero as possible. The effect of such a manipulated “devaluation” is a massive explosion in inflation. And the effect of that is to make all Russians much poorer.

The economic destruction caused by this economic terrorism affects Russians, and the Russian economy on a percentage-for-percentage basis. Each percentage lower that the banksters drive the ruble with their criminal manipulation makes Russians, and the Russian economy 1% poorer.

Dec 17 14:11

Bathing Man Grabbed By Testicles and Beaten; SWAT Lied to Get Raid

Chad Chadwick, a Texas man with a clean record, is still trying to live down the multiple nightmares unleashed upon him by a SWAT team.

Because none of those nightmares ended with the lurid and violent raid.

Dec 17 14:02

Gold Repatriation and The Monetary Crisis: Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands Want Their Gold Back

To say that events are now taking place at the speed of light is an understatement. It was just last Monday, I wrote a missive entitled “The Mother of all Bank Runs”. In it I wrote about the German and Dutch repatriations of gold which was then followed by the Belgians beginning discussions on the same topic. As a final speculation, I mentioned that “logically the Austrians would be next”. There was no way you could have told me it would be less than one week until the same news would actually come out of Austria! Unlike the Germans, Dutch and Belgians who have gold held in N.Y., Paris, and London, Austria holds 80% of their 280 tons of gold concentrated in London. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-12/breaking-austria-considers-re... This is truly big news for several reasons which we will explore and it certainly brings up a few more questions.

Dec 17 13:59

Sydney Siege Aftermath: Australian Government Seeks More Anti Terrorism Laws

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Right on schedule, following a high profile terrorist attack, the government of Australia is now “investigating new security laws” and other methods that can be used to gut the civil liberties, privacy, and general way of life of Australian citizens. Only a day after the Sydney Siege, Australian “lawmakers,” intelligence agencies, legal branches, and other government officials sprung into action in order to discuss the possibility of passing yet another law allowing the collection and housing of telecommunication and Internet data of Australian citizens...

Dec 17 13:58

EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

On Wednesday, European parliamentarians endorsed Palestinian statehood. Symbolically. In principle. A compromise motion.

Carrying overwhelmingly - 498 to 88 with 111 abstentions. More on this below.

Dec 17 13:57

Bush-linked company handled security for the WTC, Dulles and United

George W. Bush’s brother was on the board of directors of a company providing electronic security for the World Trade Center

Dec 17 13:56

Texas State Bill Will Nullify All Federal Unconstitutional Acts

Texas lawmaker Dan Flynn has introduced legislation that would invalidate within the sovereign borders of his state every act of the federal government that exceeds its constitutionally derived authority.

Dec 17 13:51

United States of Newspeak – Obama Calls Executive Orders “Presidential Memoranda” to Avoid Scrutiny and Issues Most in History

If there’s one thing we have learned about Barack Obama, it’s that he is a master of deception and absolutely loves to lie to the public. He seems to enjoy conning the plebs to such a degree, I think he actually receives blasts of dopamine every time he does it. The bigger the lie, the better the rush.

Dec 17 13:49

Police chief denies permit for anti-police brutality event

Citing public safety concerns, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris on Tuesday denied a special event permit application for an anti-police brutality march planned to start at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the Lakota Nation Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Dec 17 13:44

Sydney Siege: Was Aussie ‘Terror Sheikh’ an Informant or Just Mad?

They called it the ‘Sydney Siege’, suggesting it was something much bigger than it actually was.

It ended in rather dramatic fashion: after a near 16 hour ordeal inside, Australian police finally stormed a chocolate shop in Sydney’s Martin Place district in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

As is expected, the media moved to simultaneously paint the event as a ‘heroic act’ by the security services, and a shocking ‘terrorist-related attack’, but was it really?

Dec 17 13:27

THE GREEN GOONS WANT TO CONVERT YOUR GRANDMOTHERS REMAINS INTO EARTH FRIENDLY SOYLENT SNACKS

Why use precious real estate to bury your beloved family members when these grotesque inhuman dirt bags will convert them into fertilizer. This is going beyond the extremes, will you remember your precious family whenever you pull vegetables from their corpses? How can someone even try to bring this idea to fruition? Anyone in their right mind who has a shred of humanity left might get violent when you bring your 'concept' to them at the local town hall.

Dec 17 13:26

8 Ways Magic Mushrooms Explain Santa Story

The story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or “magic” mushrooms, according to one theory.

“Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world,” said John Rush, an anthropologist and instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif.

Here are eight ways that hallucinogenic mushrooms explain the story of Santa and his reindeer.

Dec 17 13:20

Mike Gravel to Sen. Mark Udall: Make Full Torture Probe Public Like I Did With Pentagon Papers

On the Senate floor last week, outgoing Democratic Sen. Mark Udall called for a purge of top CIA officials implicated in the torture program and cover-up, including current Director John Brennan. But as he enters the final days of his Senate term, Udall is facing calls to take action of his own. The Senate findings released last week amount to only a fraction of the full report — 480 heavily redacted pages out of more than 6,000 pages total. The White House has blocked the report's full release in deference to the CIA's wishes. That's sparked demands that Udall invoke a rarely used congressional privilege and make the report public. There is precedent for him to follow: In 1971, then-Alaska Senator Mike Gravel entered more than 4,000 pages of the 7,000-page Pentagon Papers into the Senate record, insisting the public had a right to know the truth behind the Vietnam War.

Dec 17 12:57

Is Time Running Out for Israel? Netanyahu in a Panic

It seems that Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu is all in a dither because much of Europe seems on the verge of recognizing Palestine. At a meeting in early December with French President Francois Hollande, Mr. Netanyahu asked him to put a stop to a proposal being initiated by France’s Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, which calls for a two-year timetable for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the agreed-upon 1967 borders.

Mr. Netanyahu said this: “Such a move is contrary to a peace agreement, it will thwart all future negotiations and bring about an escalation.”

Dec 17 12:51

Cuomo to Ban Fracking as Health Department Calls It Unsafe

The New York state Health Department said fracking for natural gas can’t be done safely, dooming prospects that Governor Andrew Cuomo will end a six-year moratorium.

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said at a cabinet meeting in Albany today that studies on the extraction technique’s effects on water, air and soil are inconsistent, incomplete and raise too many “red flags” to allow.

Dec 17 12:41

Barack Obama thanks Canada for hosting Cuba-U.S. meetings

Dec 17 12:40

Fox's O'Reilly: 'All the Wolves Have Been Muslims' By Peter Hart

Open mouth, attempt to internally touch anus with toes

Dec 17 12:37

Defenders of the CIA Torture Program Are Driving America to Moral Suicide

The release of the Senate Select Committee report on CIA torture of detainees has exposed America to great peril. But the danger of publication lies not in the threat of some sort of violent backlash from the Muslim world. The real peril is that Americans will dismiss the devastating revelations, falling into line with an official narrative that seeks to whitewash the practice of torture as the country drifts towards a complete moral collapse.

Dec 17 12:35

Could Cuban cigars finally be in hand for U.S. smokers?

The Holy Grail may finally be in sight for America’s cigar smokers.

At least that’s how some are seeing things in light of the newly announced political and trade agreement between the United States and Cuba. As part of the deal, U.S. travelers to the island nation will now be able to bring home $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco products, including, yes, those prized Cuban cigars.

Dec 17 12:21

NSA's internet surveillance faces constitutional challenge in court

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week will challenge the National Security Agency (NSA) in a federal court, where the advocacy group will argue that the agency's web data collection program is unconstitutional. The hearing will be held on Friday morning in an Oakland court, marking what the EFF calls the first challenge to the NSA's upstream data collection program in a public court.

Dec 17 12:12

Bradley Stone cleared by Veterans Affairs doctor one week before murders, suicide

A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist cleared former Marine Bradley Stone of suicidal or homicidal tendencies just a week before he went on a killing spree, slaying six others and then taking his own life.

Dec 17 12:11

Censored News Heroes in Resistance Awards 2014

Censored News readers have selected their heroes to be honored as Heroes in Resistance. The Lifetime Achievement Awards honor Leonard Peltier, Debra and Alex White Plume, Billy Frank, Jr., Lehman Brightman and Dineh and Hopi elders. Censored News readers chose another two t dozen Indigenous Peoples to honor with the Heroes in Resistance Awards.

The Heroes in Resistance Awards this year are in memory of the Indigenous Peoples forced into homelessness and assassinated as they defended their lands from mining, drilling, dams, deforestation and other destruction around the world.

Dec 17 12:02

I saw British agents at secret torture sites, says boss of CIA's brutal interrogation programme

The man at the centre of the CIA’s brutal interrogation regime has revealed British agents were present at torture sites around the world where detainees were questioned.

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Dec 17 11:58

Pro-Israel American Conservative: Thank God for ISIS... US Will Be in Middle East Forever

Dec 17 11:57

B.S. Alert - Guardians Of Peace

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A bit long and rambling, but this gentleman thinks the Guardians of Peace, currently hacking SONY and now threatening movie theaters that are showing "The Interview", is actually a part of US Cyber Command!

Dec 17 11:56

U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims By Glenn Greenwald

snip: Whenever America is forced to confront its heinous acts, the central strategy is to disappear the victims, render them invisible. That’s what robs them of their humanity: it’s the process of dehumanization. That, in turns, is what enables American elites first to support atrocities, and then, when forced to reckon with them, tell themselves that - despite some isolated and well-intentioned bad acts – they are still really good, elevated, noble, admirable people. It’s hardly surprising, then, that a Washington Post/ABC News poll released this morning found that a large majority of Americans believe torture is justified even when you call it “torture.” Not having to think about actual human victims makes it easy to justify any sort of crime.

Dec 17 11:25

Sheriffs, “Sick and Tired” of Obama, March on D.C.

Former Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, the founder and president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, who successfully sued the federal government over the Brady Bill, marched through the nation’s capital and met with representatives and senators in Washington D.C. on December 10, along with scores of other serving sheriffs, in an effort to stop President Barack Hussein Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Dave Gahary spoke with Sheriff Mack that day to to get an update on the march in this quick interview (5:44).

Dec 17 11:25

UK drone net got torture-grade CIA comms

A computer network that the US Central Intelligence Agency began using a decade ago to conduct the kidnap and torture of terrorist suspects has become an integral part of the system now operating drone strikes in the Middle East and Africa.

Dec 17 11:23

Central Bankers suppressing the Russian economy

Economic hardship is being created by the foreign-controlled Bank of Russia's monetary policies, to spread mass discontent and facilitate a Maidan in 2015 to remove Putin. So claims Evgeny Fedorov, citing the colonialist Central Bank law, established after Washington's victory in the Cold War, and the system of fifth-column levers, methodically operated to steer the revolution.

Dec 17 11:23

Crash the Dollar?

• U.S. interventionism has China, Russia allying to prevent WW3.

“Russia and China are pushing the U.S. into a currency crisis,” squealed The Washington Times on November 18. The article went on to claim that Russia and China have been acting in concert to create a “de-Americanized world” by dethroning the dollar as the international reserve currency. But what the Times failed to mention is that the Russians say they want to collapse the dollar for the sake of peace.

Dec 17 11:19

The US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN

The Israeli election’s one certain outcome is that, whoever wins, the next coalition will, actively or passively, allow more of the same: a slow, creeping annexation of what is left of a possible Palestinian state, as the US and Europe bicker.

Dec 17 11:11

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945:

WEBMASTER ADDITION: There is one nuclear explosion not represented on this animation. This is the event named the Vela Incident, detected by a US nuclear detection satellite named VELA HOTEL on September 22, 1979 near the Prince Edward Islands off of Antarctica. This is thought to have been a joint Israeli/South Africa nuclear test detonation.

Dec 17 10:59

China Is Building a New Silk Road to Europe, And It's Leaving America Behind

November 18, 2014: it’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 containers of export goods weighing more than 1,000 tons left a massive warehouse complex heading for Madrid. It arrived on December 9th.

Dec 17 10:59

Rubio slams Cuba agreement, says Obama is ‘willfully ignorant’

Calling President Obama “willfully ignorant” and “the worst negotiator” the U.S. has had in decades, Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday slammed the administration’s agreement with Cuba to open normal diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying the deal will only allow Cuban President Raul Castro to shore up his power base and continue oppressing his own people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And that's OUR job!"

Dec 17 10:57

EU: Greek Defiance on Debt Would Be 'Suicidal'

A refusal by Greece to repay bailout debts would be "suicidal" for the country, the European Union's top finance official said Monday in a clear warning to the country's popular opposition.

EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici made the remarks after a three-hour meeting with conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

"The idea of contemplating the possibility not to reimburse a huge debt is suicidal ? it's not possible, you'll be in default and that's what we've been trying to avoid for years," Moscovici said.

Moscovici's two-day visit went ahead despite stalled negotiations between Greece and bailout creditors, and took place ahead of a parliamentary vote that could topple Greece's pro-bailout government this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to EU Finance Commissioner Moscovici: it sure as heck was NOT suicidal when Iceland did it. They repudiated their odious debt, threw the politicians and the banksters responsible for creating their financial mess into prison, and their economy is doing quite well, thank you very much!!

I frankly think it is a GRAND model, sir, and one that the Greeks might well think about emulating.

Dec 17 10:57

WAIT UNTIL PSYCHO GAL HEARS ABOUT THIS …

Hamas removed from EU terrorist list on technicality

Dec 17 10:56

WHITEWASHING CIA TORURE

“This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a long-awaited congressional report on the use of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

But what if this is exactly who we are?

The report is difficult to read, not just because it is awfully long – hundreds of pages of a summary of a nearly 6,000-page investigation, including 38,000 citations based on the review of six million pages – but because it was most disturbing. Parts of it resemble the horror of an extremely dark Hollywood movie. But it was all real: fromrectal feeding (as in putting hummus in detainee’s rectums), to rape, to torturing prisoners to death, to blinding prisoners, to forcing them to stand on broken feet, for days. It is beyond ghastly.

Dec 17 10:55

NO NATIVITY SCENE IN DC THIS YEAR

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene
at Capital Hill this Christmas season.

This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been
able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital.

The search for a Virgin continues.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

Dec 17 10:50

NATO tactical aircraft double flight intensity near Russia, Belarus borders

Tactical aircraft of North Atlantic Alliance states more than doubled flight intensity near borders of Russia and Belarus this year, Chief Commander of Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Tuesday.

“Overall number of flights by NATO tactical aircraft in regions bordering Russia and Belarus has more than doubled to exceed three thousand in 2014 against 2013,” Bondarev said.

NATO aircraft flights near Russian borders “are beyond comparison with flight intensity by Russian long-range aircraft,” the chief commander added.

The United States and NATO states have made flights of their spy planes much more intensive this year, particularly in the Baltic states. The number of flights makes 8-12 a week, the general said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because initiating a war with Russia would be one of the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid things the US and NATO could do right now, is, unfortunately, absolutely no guarantee that they will not do so, and that is just the hard truth here.

I have seen the demonization of Russia rise exponentially in the last couple of months. Now, we see an economic war against the ruble due to the oil price collapse, courtesy of the US and Saudi Arabia, which is already putting many US oil-related companies and projects at high risk.

I would like to very politely suggest to all those inhabiting Sodom on the Potomac, that the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia; and this is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous here.

Dec 17 10:33

Congress extends dozens of tax breaks

The US Senate approved a sweeping package of tax breaks, sending to President Barack Obama a bill that allows individuals and corporations to save billions of dollars on their 2014 taxes.

On the Senate’s final day of the year, lawmakers passed some 55 so-called tax extenders, deductions that expired at the end of 2013 but will be retroactively restored with the current legislation.

The Senate easily passed the measure, 76 votes to 16, after the House passed it earlier this month.

“Today’s strong bipartisan vote shows that Democrats and Republicans can come together to encourage our economy to create jobs and strengthen the middle class,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, someone get me a bucket; with that last statement by Harry Reid, I think I am about to HURL!!

This is NOT about making things better for the middle class, those precious few who still exist in the US; it is about giving everything to the large corporations which fund election cycles, period, end of discussion.

Dec 17 10:30

Iran to Australia: We warned you about the gunman

Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said.

Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born self-styled cleric who died along with two of the people he had taken hostage, was being investigated over fraud charges when he fled in 1996, police said.

But Iran's deputy foreign minister for Asia and Oceania affairs, Ebrahim Rahimpour, said Australia ignored the guidance sent.

Dec 17 10:27

Ferguson residents torn over property destruction

Members of the Ferguson, Mo. community are reflecting on the violence that shook the St. Louis suburb just over one week ago. Despite having no connection to the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown, multiple businesses were burned, and some residents are torn over the legitimacy of these actions.

Dec 17 10:27

Cop sells T-shirts disgustingly mocking the death of Eric Garner

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – When police abuse and misconduct became a national conversation recently, police all over the country have had a great opportunity to actually connect with the public,

Dec 17 10:14

Pepe Escobar, Eurasian Integration vs. the Empire of Chaos

Welcome to the new trans-Eurasia choo-choo train. At over 13,000 kilometers, it will regularly traverse the longest freight train route in the world, 40% farther than the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. Its cargo will cross China from East to West, then Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, France, and finally Spain.

The Yiwu-Madrid route across Eurasia represents the beginning of a set of game-changing developments. It will be an efficient logistics channel of incredible length. It will represent geopolitics with a human touch, knitting together small traders and huge markets across a vast landmass. It’s already a graphic example of Eurasian integration on the go. And most of all, it’s the first building block on China’s “New Silk Road,” conceivably the project of the new century and undoubtedly the greatest trade story in the world for the next decade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What does Chinese government do to get the things it wants economically?!?

It pushes technology, and drives win/win deals.

What does the US government do to get what it wants economically?!/ It wages wars.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

BLOODY EVERYTHING.

Dec 17 09:47

Police-owned company sells "Breathe Easy Don't Break The Law" shirts in response to popular "I Can't Breathe" shirts

A Michiana police officer and businessman is selling shirts with a slogan supporting police in response to the popular ’I Can’t Breathe“ shirts worn recently by professional and college athletes.

Dec 17 09:46

Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend: "[T]he recently released interrogation video shows police were trying to force Crawford's girlfriend to say something to justify what they'd done."

After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video obtained by CNN.

The man, John Crawford III, was holding an air rifle he had picked up off a store shelf when police shot him. A prosecutor called the case a "perfect storm" with "no bad guys," but the family has said police used excessive force.

Dec 17 09:46

The Absurdity of The Sandy Hook Families Lawsuit Against Bushmaster Perfectly Illustrated

A lawsuit has been filed in Bridgeport Superior Court against Bushmaster, Camfour (a firearms distributor), and now-defunct Riverview Gun Sales for negligence and wrongful death in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nine of the 26 families assert the rifle was a military-grade weapon and should not have been made publicly available, as its unsuitable for hunting or home defense.

Dec 17 09:45

Delta Airlines Security Flaw Allows You To Use Another’s Boarding Pass

Delta Airlines intends to remain ahead of the competition when it comes to being on the cutting edge of technology, but even the best of intentions can result in an mistake or a flaw being discovered. Case in point, Delta Airlines’ glitch would allow you to actually access someone else’s boarding pass – without them being aware of it.

Dec 17 09:43

Truth In Berlin

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that Germany’s Family Ministry and the Berlin Senate are engulfed in an anti-Israel scandal because they provided some funding for the three-day Canaan conference that included a group that had previously hosted a speaker who called for an “end of Jewry” and claimed that “Zionists are racists.”

If anyone still harbored some remote doubts about racism and the ‘Jews only State’, such doubts evaporated last month when the Israeli cabinet approved Israel’s National Bill, a law that specifically affirms the primacy of Jews in Israel.

Dec 17 09:43

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The Palestinians seem to be more united than ever while Israel is sinking into shtetle type fights. Seemingly, even the Jewish Lobby can’t provide the good anymore. Israeli PM has been witnessed in the last few days begging America to veto the plea submitted by Palestinian President Abbas with the Security Council to set a November 2016 deadline for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Dec 17 09:41

Cadiz former Salesian college director to be tried for alleged sexual abuse of 12 children

Francisco Javier Lopez, a Roman catholic priest of the Salesian order of Don Bosco, was held by police for a month in 2013 following sexual abuse complaints from up to 30 children from Cadiz’s Salesian San Ignacio College.

Judge Miguel Angel Lopez Marchena charged the priest with sexual abuse of 12 children, between the ages of 12 and 14, and 15 counts of assault.

Dec 17 09:40

Israel criticised at Geneva meeting

A total of 126 of 196 parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention have met in Geneva and agreed that international humanitarian law must be followed in areas affected by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Dec 17 09:40

Israel Demands EU Return Hamas to Terror List

The EU General Court's ruling to exclude Hamas from the list of terrorist organizations has sparked a powerful protest in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Hamas a "murderous terrorist organization" and promised to continue to fight it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus a "Hamas" (nudge nudge wink wink) terror attack on a major European city!

Dec 17 09:36

CRISIS IN RUSSIA: Seven reasons why Obama should’ve nixed the Congressional sanctions

Nothing shows more clearly just how little Americans have learned than their foreign policies. Belligerent, trigger-happy and naive, in recent years the blundering motivation behind them has been compounded by a naked desire to prosecute energy (and other raw materials) imperialism that will satisfy the infinite greed of its dominant neoliberal franchise.

What never ceases to baffle me is the American citizen surprise when, on going abroad (and over 74% of them never do) they discover the profound degree to which US interference in other people’s affairs has made them widely loathed. It is equalled in my experience only by the inability of Germans to understand why they get poor service in Greek restaurants.

Dec 17 09:35

Over 1,000 Gun Owners Violate Washington’s I-594 - In Front Of Police!........Is This The Catlyst We've Been Waiting For?

Fed up with the passage of an 18½-page incoherent, rambling, unconstitutional gun control initiative that was bankrolled by billionaires, gun owners across Washington state held the largest felony civil disobedience rally in the nation’s history, brazenly titled “I Will Not Comply.” No one was hurt and no stores were looted. Between 1,000 and 3,000 lawful gun owners showed up openly armed at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Saturday to defy the newly passed gun control law, I-594.

Dec 17 09:29

FedEx's stock slumps after profit, sales disappoint

FedEx's stock FDX, -4.71% slumped 3% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the package delivery giant reported fiscal second-quarter profit and sales that missed expectations.

Dec 17 09:28

Utah Demands Feds Surrender Lands by Dec. 31

With the federal government engaged in a de facto unconstitutional occupation of some two thirds of Utah’s territory, citizens of the state and their elected representatives have had just about enough. So, on December 31, the State of Utah is formally demanding that Washington, D.C., relinquish control over more than 30 million acres of valuable land currently controlled by various federal bureaucracies.

Dec 17 09:27

Flashback: Court Rules You Can Be 'Too Smart' to Be a Cop

Can a person actually be "too smart" to be a cop in America?

A federal court's decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can.

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Dec 17 09:27

Jon Stewart Rips Dick Cheney on Torture : Is He ‘Righteous Warrior or a Psychopath?’

Dec 17 09:21

European stocks slump; ruble gains as central bank steps up defense

European stocks dropped Wednesday, resuming their recent run of losses as investors wrestle with economic and political uncertainty throughout the region.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.19% fell 0.7% to 326.62, with all major sectors swimming in the red.

In Frankfurt, the DAX 30 index DAX, -0.12% fell 1% to 9,459.54. France’s CAC 40 PX1, +0.61% declined 0.9% to 4,058.65 and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +0.11% declined 0.9% to 6,274.87.

At the same time, attention turned once again to Russia’s currency, which advanced against the dollar Wednesday following a report the Russian finance ministry has started to sell foreign currency in an effort to halt the ruble’s slide. The dollar was buying 64.674 rubles USDRUB, -15.46% compared with 67.893 late Tuesday.

Dec 17 09:16

FLASHBACK - The Calm Before The Storm: An Interview With Dr. Gilbert Levin

In a little over one month, the British built Beagle 2 exobiology lander will look for signs of extinct or extant life on the surface of Mars. Not since NASA's Viking mission 27 years ago has another search for life on Mars been attempted.

One has to wonder why since the Viking mission left behind important unanswered questions - such as: are there organic molecules from either life and meteorites laying on the surface? Or are they destroyed by the hypothetical oxidants many NASA researchers say are certainly there? One of the Principal Investigators for the NASA Viking biology team was Dr. Gilbert V. Levin who invented and built the Viking Labeled Release Experiment. His experiment tested the soil of Mars nine times at two different landing sites under different temperature regimes and environmental conditions. All his data point to microbes metabolizing a nutrient solution and giving off an indicative radioactive CO2 gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sadly, the Beagle 2 lander failed to communicate from the surface of Mars.

Dec 17 09:02

OBAMA ALLOWS WEALTHY ECUADORIAN FELONS INTO US AFTER THEY MADE MASSIVE DONATIONS TO HIS CAMPAIGN

This kind of back-room dealing is completely commonplace in the Obama administration. Obama has doled out special favors to all manner of large political donors, rewarding them with everything from cushy jobs as ambassadors to countries they know nothing about to large Federal contracts to further pad their wallets.

Dec 17 08:47

Missing - the 50,000 jobless teens who have dropped off the radar

More than 50,000 people aged 16 to 18 not in education or work have “gone missing” from official statistics and are receiving no support, according to research published today.

It warned that the problem of Neets - young people not in education, employment or training - is much bigger than local authorities realises because tens of thousands of them have “disappeared off the radar”. In London alone, an estimated 15,000 youngsters have “gone missing”.

Dec 17 08:44

ACCUSED WITCH BURNED AT THE STAKE IN PARAGUAY

After 45-year-old Adolfina Ocampos was sentenced to death for sorcery last November in the Paraguayan village of Tahenyi where they lived, she was tortured, submerged under water, and beaten. She was then led to a stake where she was shot with several arrows before being burned alive. Paraguayan authorities investigating the killing have arrested nine men in the village, all of whom have confessed to the killing and with little indication of remorse. Police have also rescued a fourteen-year-old girl who was accused of witchcraft as well.

Dec 17 08:39

Police officer won't be charged with the 4-5 pounds of marijuana found in his home.

A Richmond police officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future on the police force is undetermined.

Dec 17 08:39

The 'Architect' Of The CIA Torture Program Says Senate Report Put His Life In Danger

The "architect" of the CIA's interrogation program, James Mitchell, accused Senate Democrats of putting his life in danger last week when they released a report detailing the program's "brutal" abuses.

Dec 17 08:38

False Flag Alert Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine:
It is well planned that Poroshenko in the next 10 days proclaims martial law for the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. It is probably pushed by the right sector.

In Kramatorsk regular Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles are equipped with Russian national emblem. The vehicles move in the direction Slavyansk. A False Flag action must be close. Finally proof of a Russian invasion to the world! What is already clear: the West "must" strike then!

Dec 17 08:37

Despite warnings of future war, Obama to impose new Russian sanctions

INSTEAD OF NEGOTIATIONS DESIGNED TO END CRISIS OVER STATUS OF UKRAINE, WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT WILL SIGN QUIETLY PASSED BILL THAT CRITICS SAYS WILL SOLIDIFY NEW COLD WAR

Dec 17 08:32

Surprise! Guess which currency has stronger fundamentals— the dollar or… ruble?

The US Federal Reserve only has a basic capital ratio of 1.26%. Talk about razor thin. (This is down from 4.5% just a few years ago)

That means if the value of the Fed’s assets declines by only 1.26%, the issuer of the world’s dominant reserve currency becomes insolvent.

Now, what happens to the liabilities of an insolvent entity? They decrease in value. Just like how Greek bonds (the liabilities of the Greek government) collapsed a few years ago.

What are the Fed’s liabilities? Open your wallet. Those green pieces of paper aren’t ‘dollars’. Just look. They have “Federal Reserve Note” (i.e. debt) printed on them.

So the Fed’s pitiful financial condition directly affects the value of the dollar over the long-term.

On the other hand, the Russian central bank’s ratio is 12.5%—literally almost TEN TIMES GREATER than the Fed.

Dec 17 08:28

Texas Could Become Even Friendlier To Gun Owners Than Ever Before!

It’s possible that one day Texas gun owners could have a tax holiday of their own.
A proposed tax holiday bill would establish March 2, which also happens to be Texas’ Independence Day, as a day in which guns can be purchased tax-free. Hunting supplies would also be tax-free on March 2.

Dec 17 08:28

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that some of the men and boys detained as terrorism suspects after 9/11 were in fact innocent

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Cheney, a staunch proponent of the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' used during US questioning of terror suspects but considered torture under domestic and international law, said that a "few" detainees were wrongfully held. However, Cheney expressed no remorse and little concern that these people were imprisoned for long periods and sometimes tortured — even to death.

Dec 17 08:27

Russia invites North Korea leader, Kim Jong Un, for visit

Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.

Dec 17 08:26

US war on terror is war on Israel’s enemies: Kevin Barrett

American political commentator Kevin Barrett says Washington’s so-called war on terror is actually a war on Israel’s enemies.

He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on the US Senate’s approval of a multi-billion-dollar military spending bill that includes $350 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

“Once again the United States’ Congress has proved its absolute slavement to... Israel by voting to give 350 million dollars of the American taxpayers’ money to Israel to build its so-called Iron Dome missile system,” Barrett said.

“This is just a small part of the vast outlays that Americans are sending over to Israel. According to a Christian Science Monitor article, earlier – was it about ten years ago?! – the US has provided over a trillion dollars in support to Israel over the years,” he stated.

Dec 17 08:22

Upper House plans probe into Central Bank role in ruble crash

Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko has ordered a vote on a parliamentary investigation into the recent activities of the Central Bank and its alleged role in the worst-ever plunge of the ruble rate.

The motion was initiated by Senator Evgeny Tarlo (Tambov Region) who sits in the Upper House committee for economic policy.

“I suggest to start a parliamentary investigation into activities of the Central Bank that has allowed violations of the citizens’ Constitutional rights, including the right for property,” the RIA Novosti quoted Tarlo as saying on Wednesday.

Dec 17 08:20

Pennsylvania judge rules Obama’s immigration action unconstitutional

A Pennsylvania federal court judge ruled in a deportation case that President Barack Obama exceeded his executive powers when he announced his executive order on immigration policy.

The judge’s ruling was made in an unrelated criminal case, however, and has no consequences for the president’s action. It is unclear how much weight the ruling will hold moving forward.

"The Court holds that the Executive Action is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution," wrote US District Judge Arthur J. Schwab, who was appointed by George W. Bush.

Dec 17 08:10

Total Chaos: Massive Market Moves Spark Selling-Panic Into Close

Incredible Volatility today - 100 point roundtrip in the S&P, and 800 points in the Dow - all driven by a halt in Ruble Trading, the European close, and Kuwait pissing on the US market's fireworks...

Dec 17 08:09

US, Cuba reportedly seek to normalize relations after Alan Gross released

U.S. officials say the Obama administration plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy, after American Alan Gross was released from Cuba as part of a prisoner swap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FINALLY!

Dec 17 08:07

The Holocaust and the Myth of the Past as History

For the Jews, the term "Holocaust" does not simply denote a single catastrophic era in history, but is a grim metaphor for the meaning of Jewish history. The "Holocaust" lies at the heart of the Jewish experience of time itself. One is either anxiously awaiting persecution, experiencing persecution, recovering from it, or living in a period that is a temporary reprieve from it ... Thus the "reality" of the Holocaust is inextricably part of the myth in which it is woven -- and for which myth it serves as further confirmatory evidence for the timeless Jewish theme that the world is in conspiracy to annihilate them, one way or another, at least eventually.

Dec 17 08:04

Disturbing Video: Man films US cops beating suspect, gets arrested

Police in Colorado have arrested a man who witnessed an officer brutally punching a suspect earlier this month.

Dec 17 08:04

Police union boss flips out over cartoon showing kids telling Santa, "Keep us safe from the police"

Enter Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

In a scathing letter yesterday . . . McNesby demanded an apology from the Bucks County Courier Times for the cartoon.

“Surprisingly, you have at least one reader of that excuse for a newspaper you run,” McNesby wrote. “The one reader forwarded a copy of your disgraceful and highly offensive ‘cartoon.’ . . .

“There is a special place in hell for you miserable parasites in the media who seek to exploit violence and hatred in order to sell advertisements.”

Dec 17 08:04

Venezuela's Maduro: 'US Knows Where It Can Stick Its Sanctions'

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced U.S. sanctions on Monday and told a crowd of supporters in Caracas that the recent police killings in New York and Ferguson were a sign of an "imperialist police state."

Sparking Maduro's comments at the rally to mark the 15th anniversary of Venezuela's constitution was legislation passed by Congress last week to impose new sanctions against the Latin American nation. The measure would freeze the assets of and ban visas for "persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes."

Speaking in front of a banner that read "Respect Venezuela," the leftist leader said that "insolent Yankees[...] already know where they need to put the sanctions."

Dec 17 08:02

Are You Really Ready for the World to be Ruled by Bankers?

Believe it or not, Citigroup announced on Friday that it would move its headquarters from New York to the actual U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in early 2015. Yes! They might as well had since they got everything they wanted.. Could you imagine Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of the House of Representatives.

This is just jumping off the cliff. Not only did these people grease enough palms to repeal Dodd Frank, they are now virtually leasing space right in the Capital Building and managed to increase the donation limitation from $32,400 to $324,000. They own Congress.

Dec 17 08:00

Jewish World War I Hero Could Get Medal of Honor

Shemin-Roth believes her father was denied the highest honor because of anti-Semitism. “Now a wrong has been made right and all is forgiven,”
Note: That's it more anti-Semitism again!

Dec 17 07:59

Jim Rogers on ruble: Russian central bank doing it right

Russia's PM says emotions have been one of the main factors driving the rouble out of its comfort zone. It is now sliding a little after regaining some ground following Tuesday's shocking falls. Financial commentator Jim Rogers believes panic is a crucial factor driving the rouble down, but overall he's optimistic about Russia's plan to tackle the problem without strict capital control.

Dec 17 07:59

Online news sites to be blacked out during next major catastrophic event?

According to what I'm hearing from several sources in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run that took place earlier this week in California has already achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make it happen at will.

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Dec 17 07:58

10 Facts That Prove “Sandy Hook Shooting” was a Hoax

The medical examiner claimed that the children were killed with the rifle. But the rifle was found in the truck of a Adam Lanza car. So who did all the shooting if the rifle was in the trunk of a car? and why would the medical examiner say that the children were killed with the rifle ?

Emily Parker’s dad was laughing and smiling right before he gave an official interview on CNN. Let me ask you a question if you lost a child would you be laughing and smiling 24 hours after the death of your loved one?

Who created the Emily Parker Fan page on Dec 14th just a few hours before the shooting. I just want to know what kind of a person makes a Facebook Fund Page while their child in in the school on a lock-down yet they still didn’t know the condition of their daughter? she was not even confirmed dead yet…. i smell BS

Dec 17 07:57

U.S. Special Forces Conducts Urban Training in North Texas

If you think you've spotted low-flying black helicopters around Downtown Dallas in recent days, you likely have.

Twitter users reported seeing blacked-out helicopters flying in low, close formations with no lights.

Our partners at The Dallas Morning News checked and found out the helicopters were taking part in preparedness training for U.S. Special Forces Monday night.

Dec 17 07:56

Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review.”

Dec 17 07:56

Europe Court Pulls Hamas From Terror Blacklist

Brussels — The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.

Dec 17 07:55

Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

As Zero Hedge first reported today, shortly before noon one (and subsequently more) FX brokers advised clients that any existing Ruble positions would be forcibly closed out because "western banks have stopped pricing USDRUB", over concerns of Russian capital controls.

Dec 17 07:52

Humans Started Using Fire Habitually 350,000 Years Ago, Researchers Claim

Two years ago the team at UNESCO declared the cave to have “universal value” because of its documentation of human history dating back to half a million years. The site allowed researchers to precisely document how the use of fire by humans evolved over a lengthy period of time.

Researchers examined the caves sediment layers and found that most flints were not burned in layers that were older than 350,000 years old. The flints, characterized by cracking, red or black coloration began regularly showing up 350,000 years ago. The group found small round depressions where fragments called pot lids flaked off the stone, indicating exposure to fire.

Dec 17 07:50

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques By Jeffrey Kaye

snip: The failure to take on the entire torture apparatus is one reason accountability for U.S. torture cannot get sufficient traction. The argument remains shackled by what the Establishment deems reasonable dialogue about torture. So one can criticize the embrace of euphemism to describe torture, or argue why waterboarding is torture, or shout loudly why the redacted portion of the SSCI’s Executive Summary of their years-long investigation should be released, but evidently it is not reasonable, that is, establishment-sanctioned via the New York Times or other media or political authority, to bring up torture beyond the terms already established.

Dec 17 07:49

ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies, flowing into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Turkey, a NATO member since 1952, has played a pivotal role in the destabilization and destruction of neighboring Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has allowed its territory to be used as a transit and staging point for sectarian terrorists flowing from around the world and into Syria in what could be described as a de facto NATO invasion by proxy...

Dec 17 07:46

Cuba & US exchange prisoners, Obama to announce major changes in Cuban policy

Cuba has exchanged American citizen Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the United States. The prisoner swap is set to be the first step in a major overhaul of US-Cuba relations.

US officials said Gross was transported on a government plane Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds, which followed a request from the White House. Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years, was viewed as a stumbling block towards improving relations between Havana and Washington.

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to address his nation about relations with the United States at 1700 GMT on Wednesday, Reuters cites Cuban state television as saying.

Dec 17 07:45

Britain’s MoD uses torture systematically

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to shake off allegations of systematic abuse at any cost, as hard evidence corroborates the British Army’s use of torture techniques.

Dec 17 07:42

New voting machines finally on horizon

In an era that increasingly relies on paperless technology, Maryland is about to revert to using old-fashioned pen and paper to elect its leaders..

The Board of Public Works is expected to approve a $28 million contract Wednesday to replace Maryland's touch-screen voting system with machines that scan paper ballots, which voters will mark with a pen or pencil.

Dec 17 07:41

Euro Crisis Deepens

James Hall
Activist Post

The alarm warnings are going off in Europe. International markets under pressure, global tensions rising and the financial system stressed to the point of breaking. Europe is ready for a relapse. It may be a very cold winter without Russian gas. Yet the technocrats in Brussels just go on their merry way in dictating the future to the vastly different societies and economies that make up the EU block...

Dec 17 07:40

Zabludowicz Foundation Boycotted Over Arms Dealing Connection

The online magazine Mute is "hosting" a call for the boycott of the Zabludowicz Foundation, set up by London tycoon Poju Zabludowicz and his wife Anita.

According to Mute, the document was initially published in the wake of the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, which killed over 2,000 Gazans and over 70 Israelis. It also caused the displacement of an estimated half-million Gaza Strip inhabitants.

Dec 17 07:35

The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users

For more than a decade, a powerful app called Metasploit has been the most important tool in the hacking world: An open-source Swiss Army knife of hacks that puts the latest exploits in the hands of anyone who’s interested, from random criminals to the thousands of security professionals who rely on the app to scour client networks for holes.

Now Metasploit has a new and surprising fan: the FBI. WIRED has learned that FBI agents relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit side project called the “Decloaking Engine” to stage its first known effort to successfully identify a multitude of suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.

Dec 17 07:35

Worldwide Game of Thrones

The truth is that the crisis the US is drumming up is designed to cripple several economies at once, of which Russia is just one. Moreover, Russia is not as helpless as the Guardian and others want to make it appear. Russia could impose its own capital controls, among other real economic measures, that could send the whole world’s paper wealth into a tailspin.

The US government knows this but doesn’t care about the tens of millions of extras whose life savings (and livelihoods) will be wiped out in this game of thrones. Instead, behind the scenes, Congress has quietly and steadily increased the pressure, creating the economic conditions for a perfect storm in Russia (and the world) and the legal framework to bring Ukraine fully into the fold of hegemony.

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