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June 24, 2015

Jun 24 11:43

PUTIN: In Ukraine there are no more gas on credit.

Google Translate: The Russian president said that at current oil prices dropping, the price of Russian gas for Ukraine should be at the level of countries such as Poland.
The supply of gas through Turkey does not imply delivery of gas to the end user, such as the planned "South Stream", but to the same extent, and that the principle of "take or pay"

Ukraine "to stifle" the debt for Russian gas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The translation is a bit difficult, but it sounds like Russia is telling Kiev they have to pay current market value for gas, no discounts, and they have to pay as they go.

Jun 24 11:38

Propaganda Reigns In The West

It is extraordinary that the cooperation between Russia and the US created over the decades by successive administrations, beginning with John F. Kennedy and culminating in the end of the Cold War with the Reagan-Gorbachev agreements, has been destroyed by a handful of American neoconservative warmongers in the past year and one-half. The achievement of a 40-year struggle wiped out overnight by a handful of insane warmongers who believe that Washington has a right to world hegemony.

Jun 24 11:37

White Woman Caught Lying About Being Beaten by Black Men

Another white woman is making the news for lying about something serious. One Texarkana, Texas woman lied about being beaten by three black men outside of a Walmart and now she’s getting called out for it on social media.

The woman, Ashley M., posted photos of herself on Facebook with two black eyes and a bloody nose showing the aftermath of the supposed attack. She wrote, “just got jumped by 3 African Americans ourside [sic] of the as [sic] Walmart." But the photo clearly shows the “bruises” were just makeup.

Jun 24 11:35

Sen. Rand Paul to sue IRS, U.S. Treasury

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will sue the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for denying his constitutional right to vote on treaties that the Obama administration unilaterally negotiated with dozens of foreign governments, The Washington Times has learned.

The treaties, which the administration calls “intergovernmental agreements,” require foreign banks to gather and share private financial information about millions of Americans living and working outside the U.S. – information they would not have to disclose to the U.S. government if they lived and worked in the U.S.


Jun 24 11:27

Syrian leader can stop Islamic State terrorist group — Russian security official

The Persian Gulf countries should pray for Syrian President Bashar Assad who can stop the Islamic State militant group, deputy Russian Security Council chief Yevgeny Lukyanov said on Wednesday.
"I believe that countries of this region - Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf states and may be others should pray for Bashar Assad. This is the last frontier of their security. If the Assad regime falls, then the IS next goal will be Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf states," Lukyanov said.
Some 5,000 Saudi nationals are part of the IS, he said, adding: "When the active phase of confrontation ends there, where will they go? They will come back [home]. What can they do? They can only kill people," he said.

Jun 24 11:25

One of key Islamic State figures killed in Iraq - media

Hamad Zaalyan al-Afri, responsible for IS finances, was killed in a roadside bomb attack while travelling in his car in the southern part of Mosul. Three militants accompanying him were also killed. They were responsible for water supply, healthcare and municipal sphere in the city. It is unknown who set the bomb.
The city of Mosul was seized by Islamists on June 10 last year. According to Iraqi media, one of the major problems when freeing the city will be bombs and mines set by militants on its territory.

Jun 24 11:15

Russia to send 31st humanitarian aid convoy to Donbas

The ministry’s Il-76 aircraft departed from the Ramenskoye airfield outside Moscow to southern Russia’s Rostov-on-Don earlier on Wednesday, carrying more than 32 tonnes of humanitarian cargo, mostly medicines.
"Medicines and other medical means will be loaded on the vehicles that will be part of another humanitarian convoy of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry being formed in the Donskoi rescue center," the spokesman said.
Truck convoys formed by Russia’s Emergencies Ministry have delivered a total of over 38,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Donbas region since mid-August 2014.


Jun 24 11:12

Kiev forces fire over 50 shells at Donetsk republic — DPR defence ministry

"The intensity of shellings of the Ukrainian side over the past 24 hours reached 10 violations of the ceasefire regime," a ministry official was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
A total of 54 shells of 82 mm and 120 mm caliber have been fired at the republic’s territory, he said, adding that Kiev forces also use grenade launchers and small arms.
A kindergarten in the Yasnoye village was also targeted. "Occasionally, it has come under fire over the past eight months and Ukraine’s forces are destroying it to the ground step-by-step," the official said. The DPR defence ministry said one civilian was killed and another one was injured.
Kiev forces violate ceasefire regime three times — LPR http://tass.ru/en/world/803488

Jun 24 11:08

Counter-sanctions should take into account Hungary, Greece, Cyprus stances — lawmaker

Working out retaliatory sanctions against the European Union, Russia should take into account the stances of the countries with which it has good economic and political relations, such as Hungary, Greece and Cyprus, speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko told reporters on Wednesday, answering a TASS question.
The Federation Council head at the same time spoke in favour of a differentiated approach to European states. "I believe, however, that working out the counter-sanctions policy, we must take into account the positions of a number of countries, such as Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, with which we have developed not only good economic and trade relations, but also political relations, which have actively opposed the policy of sanctions," said the speaker, adding that "such states should be supported."

Jun 24 11:05

Scott Walker expanding gun-ownership rights

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is poised to sign two new bills expanding rights of individuals to carry guns into law – a stark contrast to the mantra and messages emanating from the White House in the days since the Charleston, South Carolina, church shootings of nine.


Jun 24 11:04

Russian President Putin extends embargo on import of number of foreign goods

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend the embargo on the import of a number of foreign goods for one more year starting today, June 24, 2015.
Russia’s sanctions list could include flowers, pastry items and canned fish.
Russia’s Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev has called for considering a possibility of limiting the import of flowers to Russia as part of extending the country’s counter-sanctions. Russia should also ban the import of pastry items as the country "has powerful confectionery industry," the minister said.
Speaking on canned fish, he said: "Over the past years, our fish industry, processing and harvest has been developing rather well." http://tass.ru/en/russia/803550
Russia introduced an embargo on food imports in August 2014 in retaliation to the sanctions imposed by the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union and Norway.

Jun 24 10:59

Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Living In Memphis Neighborhoods

The government has tried to deport most of these people, but a Supreme Court ruling requires they be released after six months in jail if their home country won’t take them back.

Jun 24 10:52

Senator Slams Obamatrade: "They Won The Vote, But Lost The Trust Of The American People"

Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan vote of Congress that will transfer congressional power to the Executive Branch and, in turn, to a transnational Pacific Union and the global interests who will help write its rules.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll go Senator Sessions one further: no thinking American trusts Congress or the Executive branch at all, and doesn't believe one word they say.

This legislation will be terrific for the large corporations, and generally lousy for We the people, but that has become the norm in this country by now.

Politicians do precisely what their corporate handlers tell them, and get handsomely compensated for doing so.

Look for a surge in revoked citizenship, and a brain drain out of this country, the like of which we have never witnessed before.

Jun 24 10:38

The Merging of Government and Wall Street Into One Criminal Entity: The Rising Tide of State Fascism in the US and Canada

In the dozen plus years since 9/11, the US government has rapidly moved from democracy to fascism. When government acts on behalf of a corporate oligarchy as declared by the Princeton-Northwestern study last month, state fascism is the result. And First Amendment rights in America have been obliterated in this morphing process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Truth is the first casualty of war; and there has been an ongoing war against the American people, courtesy of their government, for quite some time now.

This is not going to be won by violence, but by a call to keyboards, and sharing what you know with whom you know.

Don't overload people with info; just a bit at a time.

And I am willing to almost bet real money on the following; you may well hear the words, or words like them, of "WOW, I thought I was the only person who thought that way about this issue!!"


Jun 24 10:31

British Actors, Film Directors and Writers Demand Immediate Sanctions against Israel

Actors, authors, academics and architects have today called on the UK government to push for immediate sanctions on Israel until it abides by international law and ends its occupation of Palestinian land.

They join other big names from the world of film and rock music, as well as 20,000 members of the public, who have signed a petition which will be delivered at the Houses of Parliament today.

The film directors, Ken Loach and Peter Kosminsky, actors Maxine Peake, Samuel West and Miriam Margolyes, musician Brian Eno, poet Benjamin Zephaniah and the writers and academics, Tariq Ali and Karma Nabulsi, are among those* who have put their name to the call.

Will Alsop OBE, the RIBA award winning architect, another signatory, said: “‘I have signed the petition as I object to the people in the Gaza Strip being forced to live in a prison camp.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please support these people in their professional endeavors; there will be those who will try to prevent them from ever doing another play, another film, or another building design.

It is up to all of us who value the notion of peace, both in the Middle East, and the World, to lift these people up as much as possible.

Jun 24 10:26

Today I Saw a Weeping Palestinian Man Holding a Plastic Bag of Meat: It Was His Son

I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.

Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.

I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.

Then I read that the UN had said that Israel might be guilty of war crimes in Gaza, and they wanted to launch a commission into that. America won’t sign up to it.

What is going on in America?

Jun 24 10:25

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

The report into Israel’s war on Gaza last summer by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) found that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during Israel’s war on Gaza last summer.

Jun 24 10:25

Here’s who is most exposed to a Greek default

As the chart above from Copenhagen-based Danske Bank shows, as of March Greece’s outstanding debt stood at 312.7 billion euros ($349.6 billion). Of that, €231.2 billion is in the form of loans, with €205 billion belonging to the institutions, or the “official” sector (as opposed to the private sector). The institutions include the International Monetary Fund, the eurozone’s European Financial Stability Facility and bilateral loans from eurozone countries.

The fact that so much of Greece’s debt is seen in the hands of official creditors is one reason analysts say investors have remained relatively sanguine throughout the latest chapter of the drama.

“The private sector “has almost no direct exposure to Greece anymore,” wrote strategists at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, in a Monday note urging clients to get back into German stocks.


Jun 24 10:24

America’s Slave Empire

Three prisoners—Melvin Ray, James Pleasant and Robert Earl Council—who led work stoppages in Alabama prisons in January 2014 as part of the Free Alabama Movement have spent the last 18 months in solitary confinement. Authorities, unnerved by the protests that engulfed three prisons in the state, as well as by videos and pictures of abusive conditions smuggled out by the movement, say the men will remain in solitary confinement indefinitely.

The prison strike leaders are denied televisions and reading material. They spend at least three days a week, sometimes longer, in their tiny isolation cells. They eat their meals while seated on steel toilets. They are allowed to shower only once every two days despite temperatures that routinely rise above 90 degrees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is great for the companies making zigableems of money off this forced slave labor, or the private prison corporations, but lousy for the people inside the system.

It is particularly galling to me to understand that there are some countries - notably, Sweden - which are CLOSING their prisons because of the broad embrace of rehabilitation and community based efforts to insure that recidivism doesn't happen.

Folks, I am NOT soft on crime; I am just hard on the stupidity which prevents a more enlightened approach to a penal system in this country, which has, absolutely and completely, been engineered to fail.

Jun 24 10:23

Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants.

But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New America, a Washington research center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The New York Times says that all white people or anyone who does not approve of the US Government is a terrorist!

Jun 24 10:22

COLOMBIAN ARMY KILLED HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS TO FAKE SUCCESSFUL BATTLES AND "BOOST BODY COUNT" IN WAR AGAINST REBELS

In a twisted attempt to show battlefield success against FARC rebels, the Colombian military killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of civilians between 2002 and 2008, falsely depicting them as slain combatants, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

Jun 24 10:21

Greek Film Shows Way Out of Debt Bind

"Debtocracy" introduces the concept of "odious debt" and points to strong precedents for repudiating debt that has been incurred fraudulently.

"At first we thought this predatory IMF behavior was reserved for the Third World, but now it's clear Europe and America are also in their cross-hairs."

In April 2015, a Greek parliamentary committee endorsed this concept. Clearly any debt deal reached this week will only pass the Greek parliament by virtue of the votes of the opposition parties. Greece's predicament exemplifies what may happen to any country that has forfeited its power to create credit, i.e. the medium of exchange (currency.) That's us all.


Jun 24 10:15

Why Jeb Bush Wants the United States to Be More Like Estonia

On Monday, Jeb Bush posted a column on Medium touting the need for ramped-up cybersecurity efforts. "Given the reliance of the United States government and the private sector on the internet, it is disturbing we remain vulnerable to its disruption and misuse," he wrote.

The piece was mostly devoid of specific ways to fix those vulnerabilities, but what Bush did propose raises some privacy concerns. The former Florida governor cited Estonia, a tiny Baltic nation that's a world leader in cybersecurity efforts, as a model to emulate. What he didn't say was that Estonia's model is predicated on pervasive government involvement in policing the country's internet infrastructure, with the central government establishing a secure online national ID system for citizens. This is a digital version of what US conservatives have long opposed: a national identity card.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More surveillance will not make US citizens any more safe.

What the US government can do to make us more safe, it pathologically will not do, and that is to stop mucking about in other people's countries to harvest resources to which it has absolutely no moral right.

Jun 24 10:15

Hillary Clinton is a hypocritical cheapskate, says campaign worker

A former campaign worker of self-proclaimed "champion" of the American people, Hillary Clinton, accused the Democrat's heir apparent to the White House on Wednesday of hypocrisy on a grand scale for not paying her interns and fellows who slave for her election as president while she criticizes corporate executives for being selfish cheapskates. Avoiding international affairs issues -- in order to avoid having to explain Benghazi, the Russian reset, her connections with the Muslim Brotherhood -- Mrs. Clinton has zeroed in on what a majority of Americans care about: increased wages and benefits.

Jun 24 10:08

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private company, they have you on file.


Jun 24 09:59

NATO Poised to Announce Return to Iraq for ‘Training Mission’

Hope springs eternal for NATO officials confident of their ability to create strong militaries in the Western style across the world with training missions, and this week’s NATO summit is expected to unveil their next training target as Iraq.

NATO has plenty of experience training Iraq’s military to a point they are contented with, having left in 2011 after years of training top Iraqi officers, only to watch that Iraqi military collapse in the face of ISIS opposition, with the very same top officers accused of abandoning their posts more or less immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment at velocity, upon reading this.

Continuing to do something in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the most classical definitions of insanity.

Jun 24 09:56

Celebration Day at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? A Debate on Who Benefits from the TPP

The Senate is expected to vote today to give President Obama “fast-track” trade negotiating authority to speed up new trade deals.

Jun 24 09:55

France’s Hollande Calls Defense Cabinet Meeting After NSA Spying Claims

French President François Hollande plans to convene top defense advisers on Wednesday after Wikileaks published documents that purportedly show that the U.S. spied on him and his two predecessors.

The six documents, also published late Tuesday by two French publications, describe purported U.S. surveillance of internal deliberations and conversations of Mr. Hollande and former French presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac.

The White House late Tuesday said that it is not now spying on Mr. Hollande and that it would not undertake such surveillance against him in the future. The statement did not deny that spying had taken place in the past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to be another sucker punch to American software and computer companies, because foreign countries' leadership (and their people) can no longer trust that hardware or software from American companies is not spying on them.

Smooth move, US government, way to go!!

And to anyone using the net; never say anything on the net you wouldn't want SCREAMED TO THE WORLD, INSTANTLY. There is no privacy on the net, so have the horse sense keep everything vanilla.

We know the US government is surveilling its people all the time, so just be careful out there.

Jun 24 09:52

POLL | Should US military bases named after Confederates be renamed?

They are all named for Confederate generals. There’s been talk for years about whether this is appropriate, and now in wake of Charleston and the South Carolina Confederate flag, it’s coming up again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As mentioned below, CNN is saying that all the memorials to Thomas Jefferson need to be torn down because he owned slaves.

Notice that every bit of our history that stands for freedom from tyrannical central government is being erased!

Current poll results are overwhelmingly "no."

Jun 24 09:50

Ron Paul: Repeal, Don't Reform the IMF!

Jun 24 09:47

MORE ZIOLIES TO HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT BDS

New York Councilor Petitions to Ban Roger Waters from US
Long Island councilman Bruce Blakeman says notorious anti-Israel musician’s actions would be a hate crime in the US.


Jun 24 09:46

ANYONE BUT HILLARY ~~ EVEN A JEW

Ninety-one percent of Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate who is Jewish, according to a new poll.

The Gallup poll of recent voting preferences released Monday showed that 73 percent of Americans would support an evangelical Christian for president, while 60 percent would back a Muslim and 58 percent an atheist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

58% would vote for an atheist! Not too bad!

Jun 24 09:39

ALBUQUERQUE COPS WHO SHOT MENTALLY ILL HOMELESS MAN NOW FACE LESS SEVERE CHARGES

Prosecutors initially sought to charge two Albuquerque cops who shot and killed a homeless man camping in the New Mexico wilderness in March 2014 with first-degree murder, but the officers are now expected to face lesser charges.

The killing of James Boyd, a schizophrenic 38-year-old, by police officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez after an hours-long standoff was captured in a graphic video recorded by a camera on one of the officers’ helmets. The footage went viral, prompting outrage and turmoil across New Mexico that culminated with clashes between protesters and riot police with tear gas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, do not visit New Mexico, or pass through it by car, any time soon; this could be very hazardous to your health, even if you have done absolutely nothing wrong.

People of that state, I would suggest that you move out of that state, and soon.

The formerly characterized "Land of Enchantment" has become the "Land of Entrapment"; particularly if you are homeless and mentally ill, and committed the "crime" of camping illegally in the wilderness, where you are working very hard not to bother anyone.

Jun 24 09:32

DEFENSE DEPT. EMPLOYEES USED GOVERNMENT CHARGE CARDS AT “ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS” 900 TIMES IN ONE YEAR

An investigation into the use of government-issued credit cards showed that some Pentagon employees may be using them to stuff strippers’ G-strings with taxpayer dollars.

A report (pdf) from the Department of Defense’s inspector general says Pentagon workers used their government-issued credit cards 900 times during the 12-month period from July 2013 through June 2014 at “adult entertainment” businesses. Those transactions totaled $96,576. The report also revealed that defense cardholders made 4,437 transactions totaling $952,258 at casinos during that period.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sure are great, those perks you get working for the US Defense Department, aren't they?!?!?!


Jun 24 09:30

LIST OF SIXTY TRAITORS IN U.S. SENATE WHO VOTED TO ADVANCE OBAMA'S SECRET TPP

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now that you know who these people are, get on the phones, send email, and /or faxes.

Be polite; do not threaten.

But explain, very clearly, that you know by whom they are owned, and that come the next election, if they run, they will be defeated so badly as to never be able to run again.

We the People are no longer represented by Congress; only the large and powerful corporations are represented. It is time we collectively take the blinders off, and see reality here for what it is.

Jun 24 09:13

Hottest Year Ever Update

In June, 1934 half of the US was over 100 degrees.

So far this June, only a tiny percentage of stations have been over 100 degrees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And there are more stations today than back in 1934.

Jun 24 09:10

US has been exposed as ‘murderous bully’: Anti-war activist

China is the only world power that can challenge American imperialism, an anti-war activist in Chicago says, adding that the US has been exposed as a “murderous bully.”

Jun 24 09:05

Legalising war crimes: USA has gone too far

The US Department of Defense has released a book of instructions on the rules of war, detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy and says that journalists also can be terrorists.

Jun 24 08:57

Police: ‘Don’t ask Siri about 9/11’

Everybody loves a good Siri Easter egg, but they aren’t always “ha-ha” funny.

The city of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, has apparently seen some serious fallout in the wake of the latest viral “Ask Siri about … ” trend.

If you say “Okay, Google” to Siri, or ask it what the fox says, you’re going to get something funny — or at least funny-ish — in return. Apple’s digital assistant comes preprogrammed with a bunch of responses both silly and earnest. But if you ask Siri about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as recent posts on social media have suggested, the only thing that happens is that your phone will call 911 emergency services. And the CBC reports that this has caused a spate of unwanted hangup calls in Regina that tie up police resources.

Jun 24 08:55

Software companies are leaving the UK because of government’s surveillance plans

Growing concerns about Snooper's Charter and crypto backdoors fuelling exodus.

Jun 24 08:51

Understanding The Danger Of CO2

CO2 has increased by one part per ten thousand over the past century. This is equivalent to packing an extra eleven people into Camp Nou, or an entire football squad.

Jun 24 08:41

US urged to investigate CIA human rights abuses

Leading human rights groups have called on the United States Department of Justice to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program.

Jun 24 08:41

Triple glitch grounds ALL aircraft in New Zealand

A trinity of network failures led to the grounding of all aircraft in New Zealand yesterday.

Just four minutes of outage ended up keeping planes on the ground for two hours, affecting 200 flights on 23 June.

It cut off radar systems and forced traffic controllers to revert to manual systems to land some of the fifty aircraft airborne at the time.

Jun 24 08:37

IRS breaking federal law in paying contracts to tax cheats: audit

The IRS has been paying millions to tax-cheat contractors who owe millions of dollars in debt to the federal government, the agency’s inspector general said in a report Wednesday that said the payments even break federal law.

Officials awarded $18.8 million in contracts to 17 companies with tax debts in 2012 and 2013 — despite a 2012 law that said contractors had to be caught up on their payments in order to do business with the agency.

The embattled agency doesn’t even bother to check whether contractors are up to date in their taxes, the audit found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Taxes? Those are for the LITTLE people!!!" -- Infernal Revenue Service

Jun 24 08:35

Shocking Islamic State video shows young boys fighting in closed metal cages

The Islamic State (IS) has released a shocking propaganda video showing young boys fighting with each other in closed metal cages as part of their training to become skilled fighters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jun 24 08:34

The U.S. And EU Will Collapse Regardless Of Economic ''Contagion''

By Brandon Smith

In order to understand what is really going on around the globe in terms of the collapsing economy, we must set aside false mainstream versions of reality. When it comes to the EU and its current fiscal turmoil, it is very important to, in some respects, ignore Greece entirely. That’s right; forget about all the supposed drama surrounding Greek debt obligations. Will they find a way to pay creditors? Will they default? Will they make a deal with Russia and the BRICS? Will there be last-minute concessions to save the system? It doesn’t matter. It’s all a soap opera, an elaborate Kabuki theater run by international financiers and globalists...

Jun 24 08:33

Hackers exploit fresh PC hijack bug in Adobe Flash Player, the internet's screen door

Adobe is advising users and administrators to patch its Flash Player after yet another remote-code execution vulnerability was discovered in the plugin.

The patch fixes bug CVE-2015-3113, which allows attackers to take control of a system if it opens a malicious Flash file. Miscreants are exploiting the flaw in the wild to hijack PCs, targeting Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and Firefox on Windows XP.

Adobe credited researchers at FireEye in spotting and reporting the flaw. Miscreants are apparently spamming out links in emails to websites hosting malicious Flash files that exploit the vulnerability.

Jun 24 08:16

Is this democracy? Senate ignores wisdespread outrage against Fast Track

Today the Senate voted 60 to 37 to jump a procedural hurdle on the path that will send Fast Track trade promotion legislation to President Obama for his signature. Senators voted for the bill that will facilitate the later approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership, TTIP and other environmentally destructive trade deals now under negotiation.

Jun 24 08:13

Israel’s Ravagement of Gaza

Gaza 2014, a scene of unsurpassed brutality indicting Israel as a war-criminal nation nonpareil, though here, in the Report, pursuant to HRC resolution S-21/S, this is only hinted at despite the overwhelming evidence presented of systematic destruction, wanton murder of civilians, indiscriminate policies aimed at terrorizing a whole people into submission.

Jun 24 08:12

Cyber Attack on Canadian Government a Hoax? Michael Rivero - June 23, 2015

Jun 24 08:08

The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia

over the crisis in Ukraine, a situation that may lead to the worst catastrophe in history, an anti-war activist in Chicago says

Jun 24 08:08

BDS Excommunicates the Great Jacob Cohen

I have just learned that Jacob Cohen, the internationally acclaimed Jewish humanist and intellectual was forbidden to attend the French BDS annual meeting. While it is hard to determine whether the BDS movement has actually liberated a single Palestinian, the list of top pro Palestinian intellectuals and activists who have been harassed, smeared and excommunicated by the BDS* keeps growing. One may wonder, when did the BDS stop being a ‘Palestinian Grassroots Movement’ and become a synagogue?

Jun 24 08:08

Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century,

Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran

Jun 24 08:04

Why Turkey’s Erdogan Stumbled

In his rise to power, Turkish President Erdogan won popular support by showing independence in foreign affairs but then got caught up in his own grand ambitions, including support for violent “regime change” in Syria, setting the stage for an electoral rebuke, as ex-CIA officer Graham E. Fuller explains.

Jun 24 08:03

Minsk agreements on Ukraine must be implemented in full – Lavrov

Foreign ministers from the so-called Normandy Four group, made up of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, assessed the progress on the Minsk ceasefire.

Jun 24 07:48

What law says the text of the TPP must remain secret?

Pop quiz: who says the text of the TPP must remain secret? ...Under what authority?...If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

US Congressman: “I’m sorry, my lips are sealed, I’m bound, I can’t reveal what’s in the treaty that will adversely affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people.”

“Wrong. You’re lying. You can reveal secret text. In fact, it’s your duty. Otherwise, you’re guilty of cooperating in a RICO criminal conspiracy. Now, let’s start at the beginning. Who told you that you had to remain silent? What US law did they cite? Take your time. We’ll stay here as long as it takes.”

Jun 24 07:48

Putin's rating reached its maximum - his presidency approved by 89 percent of Russians

Vladimir Putin as President of the RF satisfied with 89 percent of the population - this indicator is an absolute record since he carried out the research, told the Interfax news agency in "Levada Center" - analytical center that conducted the research.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Soooooooo ... How is Obama doing in the polls right now?

Jun 24 07:47

Marco Rubio Casts Deciding Vote For Obamatrade Without Even Reading It

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade on Tuesday as it squeeked through the U.S. Senate 60-37, and his Senate office is still outright refusing to answer whether he even knew what he was voting on.

Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, was the deciding vote necessary for the U.S. Senate to clear the final 60-vote threshold and eventually, later this week, send to President Barack Obama’s desk the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals that Obama has been negotiating for years.

Jun 24 07:45

Samsung's 'see-through' trucks aim to reduce risk of passing on highway

Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like transport trucks.

The Korean technology giant Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see "through" the vehicles ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead of the 18-wheeled obstruction they're driving behind — day or night.

Jun 24 07:43

German intelligence warns NATO about Ukraine's pursuit of nuclear weapons

The German intelligence service expressed concern about the plans of Kiev to resume research on nuclear weapons development

Jun 24 07:43

1977 - Scholars and expert climatologists warn of new ice age

Jun 24 07:41

Corporate Media Claim of ''Alawite Regime'' In Syria Debunked

By Brandon Turbeville

The Western mainstream press has long attempted to brand Syria as just one more Middle Eastern country caught in the centuries-old battle between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, a narrative that has been successfully peddled to the American public. In fact, that narrative has been so successful in American public discourse that one of the most common responses coming from even anti-war proponents is “those people have people have been fighting over there for thousands of years.”...

Jun 24 07:32

How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American?

While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.

Jun 24 07:31

More Dangerous than ISIS?

During the Cold War, American soldiers learned to fear the Soviet Union's advanced weaponry and fanatical communist foot soldiers. Where did we get this fear? Our leaders instilled it in us.

As it turned out, the fears were misplaced. We learned in the 1990s that most Soviet-era weapons threatened their hapless users far more than they would have hurt us. Some of our own equipment was not much better, frankly, despite costing exponentially more.

Jun 24 07:28

Facebook becomes Godzilla news outlet for disinformation

"Bottom line, every large mainstream news source is in the business of disinformation. That's the heavy freight they transport, every day. Stories with no context. Outright lies. Omission of vital data. Claims of 'overwhelming consensus' on issues where no such consensus exists. Internal censorship of their own budding investigations into high-level crimes. Disguised partisan opinions. Utter reliance on 'experts' as sources, who deliver official propaganda as if it were fact. They manufacture reality for governments, corporations, and other controllers of society. And yet... many of these outlets are drowning in red ink. They're going broke. The 'greatest news outlet in the world', the New York Times, keeps refinancing its debt to stay afloat. The powers-that-be must rescue mainstream media, in order to keep broadcasting their false pictures of reality. Who will step up to the plate? Perhaps some social-media Godzilla with CIA connections..."

Jun 24 07:10

Second U.S. Agent To Plead Guilty to Bitcoin Theft

The second of two former U.S. government agents charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin has reached a plea agreement with the prosecutors.

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The biggest computer crook of all is the US Government!

Jun 24 07:08

Obama administration rejects further consideration of UN Gaza report

The Obama administration opposes any Security Council consideration of a United Nations report on last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“We challenge the very mechanism which created it,” John Kirby, the State Department spokesman, said Tuesday, a day after the report’s publication.

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Jun 24 07:00

New evidence from 1967 war reveals Israeli atrocities

In the wake of the June 1967 war, the Israeli author Amos Oz, then a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, together with a friend collated interviews with Israeli soldiers who participated in the war and asked them about the emotions the fighting triggered in them. The interviews were published as a book titled Conversations with Soldiers, more popularly referred at the time by my generation as the ”shooting and crying” book.

The military censor (a function that still exists today, held recently by the present minister of culture, Miri Regev), erased 70 percent of the evidence since he claimed it would have harmed Israel’s international image.

Jun 24 06:59

War crimes suspect Shaul Mofaz evades arrest at UK parliament

The former head of the Israeli military Shaul Mofaz was allowed to speak in the UK parliament on Monday despite calls from Palestinians and their allies for his immediate arrest due to alleged responsibility for war crimes.

Jun 24 06:58

Israel revokes more Ramadan perks, permits following Gaza rocket fire

Israel has cancelled more goodwill gestures granted to the Palestinians for the month-long Ramadan fast period following Tuesday night's rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

Jun 24 06:56

New documents yet more evidence of UK & European role in US drone strikes

The Guardian and the New York Times have today revealed the existence of documents showing the contribution made by UK intelligence agency GCHQ to US drone strikes in Yemen.

Jun 24 06:56

After 13 Years of Hell, Human Held Without Charges Has One Question for US

Moath al-Alwi, who has been a prisoner of the U.S. government and detained at the offshore prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002 without ever being charged with a crime or afforded a trial, has a simple yet urgent question for the American people and the U.S. government: Why am I still here?

Jun 24 06:55

Doctors are getting patients 'hooked on happy pills': Investigation launched into prescriptions such as Valium after more than nine million were given out in a year

Doctors are doling out powerful sedatives too freely and for too long – fuelling a growing addiction problem among patients, experts have warned.

The British Medical Association is to launch an investigation into the prescription of benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety drugs including temazepam and diazepam – more commonly known as Valium.

More than nine million benzodiazepine prescriptions are given out each year in England – mostly for anxiety, but also as sleeping tablets – at a cost of £49million, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Jun 24 06:55

Executive Order 13603 – Obama authorizes SLAVE LABOR on a large scale on American soil.

Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert US national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603) is a continuation of that policy. Americans will be the new third world and your food will be withheld in order to enforce compliance with the planned slave labor in support of the WW III production needs.

Most Americans will report for duty on a voluntary basis in order to avoid starvation. Duty for what?

Slave Labor Force

Jun 24 06:54

Revelations that the US spied on three French presidents have sent shockwaves around France

The US ambassador to Paris Jane Hartley has been summoned by the Foreign Minister

Hollande to grill Obama over spying

Jun 24 06:52

Amazon.com bans Confederate flag sales as 'offensive' but happily sells slave bondage simulated rape contraptions depicting women being tortured and physically abused

In this society that has gone utterly insane with political correctness, you might wonder what, exactly, is still perfectly acceptable for companies like Amazon.com to sell online?

How about extremely demeaning female bondage contraptions with names that includes wildly demeaning, racist terms like "slave"? Amazon.com won't be selling you any Confederate flags, because that's highly offensive, but they'll gladly sell you the gear you might need to "go masochist" on a girl you've hog-tied with a painful collection of gags, straps and restraints in the pursuit of simulated rape activities (see the Amazon.com images below for explicit examples).

Jun 24 06:43

'Absurd' new EU law could mean you'll face legal action for taking pictures of famous landmarks: Photos could be punished for breach of copyright

A proposed EU law could see photographers punished for breach of copyright if they snap famous landmarks and works of art in public spaces.

The UK, and several other EU member states, enjoy 'freedom of panorama', which allows pictures of copyrighted works in public spaces, such as the London Eye or the Angel of the North, to be used both privately and for profit.

However, the proposed changes to EU-wide law would require snappers to obtain permission from the copyright holder, even if the landmark, building or work of art is in the background of a picture.

Jun 24 06:33

Rosetta To Land On Comet After Dangerous Extended Mission

The ESA is extending the mission of comet orbiter Rosetta by nine months to complete some risky manoeuvres and eventually land on the space rock.

The European Space Agency has confirmed that Rosetta’s mission to extract scientific data while orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will go on until September next year, instead of finishing in December.

Jun 24 06:32

Nasa's Dawn Probe Takes More Photos of Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

New images of Ceres from Nasa's Dawn spacecraft has provided more visible images of mysterious bright spots and also revealed a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.

Dawn has been studying the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, in detail from its second mapping orbit, which is 4,400 km above Ceres.

A new view of its intriguing bright spots, located in a crater 90km across, shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible, the US space agency said.

At least eight spots can be seen next to the largest bright area, which scientists think is approximately nine kilometres wide.

Jun 24 06:30

Northern Lights captured above Minneapolis

A spectacular display of the Northern Lights was seen near Minneapolis in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The lights, which are not normally seen as far south as Minnesota, were a result of a severe solar storm.

Jun 24 06:30

America’s third-world government dumps fluoride in drinking water while Ethiopia seeks to remove toxin from water to protect public health

No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working feverishly to get it out of the water supplies to protect public health.

Jun 24 06:28

Natural cooling of the Sun will not be enough to save Earth from global warming, warn scientists

There is about a one-in-five chance of the Sun entering the same kind of cooling phase that allowed “frost fairs” to be held on the frozen River Thames 300 years ago – but scientists warned that the next solar transition will not be enough to save the world from global warming.

A rapid decline in the Sun’s activity is making it increasingly likely that within the next half century the world will experience a “grand solar minimum”, which is thought to have contributed to the so-called Little Ice Age in Europe and parts of North America in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

However, a study has found that the expected fall in global average temperature resulting from the natural, long-term fluctuations in solar activity will be dwarfed by the projected rise in temperatures due to man-made emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

Jun 24 06:21

Dutch court orders government slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2020

A Dutch court has ordered the country slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent by 2020, after a group of citizens took their government to court.

"The court orders the state to reduce the overall volume of greenhouse gas emissions in such a way that they are at least 25 per cent less in 2020 compared to 1990," judge Hans Hofhuis said.

The ruling came after almost 900 Dutch citizens took their government to court in April in a bid to force a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change.

Jun 24 06:18

#Whoops: Canada cops accidentally broadcast blowjob conversation from helicopter

The skies of the Canadian city of Winnipeg became hot and steamy on Monday night – but it wasn't due to the weather. Instead, residents heard cops having an explicit X-rated conversation about blowjobs during an accidental broadcast from a helicopter.

The two officers inside the Air-1 chopper thought their dirty discussion was taking place in private, but they had actually inadvertently turned on the helicopter's PA system – broadcasting their raunchy remarks to the unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg.

Jun 24 06:10

Russia pictured as monster with claws on cartoon map for schoolkids causes stir in Netherlands

A picture in a Dutch social studies textbook for 16-year-olds portrays Russia as a monster with claws and fangs trying to devour Ukraine, while Europe extends a helping hand.

Another image in the same text book also characterizes Russia as a ‘non-free’ country.

This picture, first published in a Dutch newspaper in early 2014, is placed in textbook’s Chapter 7 titled ‘Countries without democracy’. Pupils are asked to describe what's happening in the cartoon.

Jun 24 06:08

France summons US envoy over ‘Wikileaks’ spying revelations

The revelations were first reported by French daily Liberation and on news website Mediapart, which said the NSA spied on presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande during the period of at least 2006 until May 2012.

According to the documents, Mr Sarkozy considered restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without US involvement and Mr Hollande feared a Greek euro zone exit back in 2012.

Mr Le Foll said Paris had not decided whether to launch legal proceedings as Germany had done but, amid calls from some quarters for retaliation, played down diplomatic consequences.

“In the face of threats that we face and given the historic ties linking us, we have to keep a perspective,“ he said. “We‘re not going to break diplomatic ties.“

Jun 24 04:59

Truth About Scientifically Supported Vaccine-Autism-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Connection


At the event, Dr. Wakefield cleared up some major misconceptions about his famous paper, including the lie that it declared all vaccines to cause autism. He had this to say concerning the structure and intent of his greatly misunderstood research:

“No one has read this paper. No one actually knows what it says. This is a case series. This is the way human disease syndromes are described, whether it’s Asperger’s syndrome or Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis — a handful of patients that present with a similar pattern of signs and symptoms that merit investigation and reporting in their own right.”

June 23, 2015

Jun 23 23:43

Why Can’t Dolezal Be a Jenner?

Jun 23 22:11

Reclaim the MONEY POWER with Publicly-Owned Banks

The thesis [of the book "Web of Debt" by Ellen Brown] is that the power to create money has been usurped by a private international banking cartel, which issues our money as debt and lends it back to us at interest. The cartel makes it appear that governments are creating our money, and governments get blamed when things go wrong; but they are actually just pawns of the cartel. We the people can get back our government and our republic only by reclaiming the power to create our own money. We can use the same credit system that private banks use, but administered as a public utility, monitored and overseen by public servants on the model of libraries and courts. To be a sustainable system, profits need to be returned to the community rather than siphoned off into private coffers. --Ellen Brown...interview with Daily Bell

"I have faith in the sort of government "of the people, by the people, for the people" described by Abraham Lincoln; but we don't have that now. What we have is government controlled by a few giant corporations, and they got their power by acquiring the power to create the national money supply. "Allow me to issue and control a nation's currency," Amschel Mayer Rothschild allegedly said in the 18th century, "and I care not who makes its laws." That statement may be apocryphal, but that is how they did it, and that is the power we have to get back if we want a just and trustworthy government that represents people rather than wealthy corporations. --Ellen Brown...interview with Daily Bell

Jun 23 21:57

China Syndrome - or why the PCR won't get sucked into a pointless war with the United States

China’s meteoric rise has Washington worried, not because China is a threat to its neighbors or to US national security, but because China’s influence is expanding across the region. It’s creating the institutions it needs to finance its own development (AIIB and New BRICS Bank), it’s building the infrastructure needed to connect the continents with state-of-the-art high-speed rail (New Silk Road), and its attracting allies and trading partners who want to participate in its plan for growth and prosperity. This is why Washington is worried; it’s because China has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse that doesn’t conform to the neoliberal model of punitive austerity, pernicious privatization, and madcap asset inflation.

Jun 23 21:50

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations.

Jun 23 19:00

Why Iceland's Decision To Jail Its Bankers Is Triggering A Revolution

The country has imposed the tax to prevent it hemorrhaging money as it loosens bank laws imposed six years ago, when Iceland made the shocking decision to let its banks go bust. via Belfast Telegraph

Iceland also allowed bankers to be prosecuted as criminals – in contrast to the US and Europe, where banks were fined, but chief executives escaped punishment.

The proof that icelands decison six years ago is now baring fruits could trigger a world wide revoltion - something that the elites are desperately trying to keep a lid on.

Jun 23 18:19

Teacher: Lowering boy into trash can was meant to calm him

A special needs teacher accused of putting an autistic 2nd grader head-first into a trash can testified that she was joking around with the child when she did it.

Jun 23 18:18

Alberta passes bill banning corporate and union donations to political parties

Legislation banning corporate and union donations to political parties has passed in the Alberta legislature.

Jun 23 18:12

Obama: TPP a secret treaty because ‘US War on Terror requires secrecy’

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(Satire): President Obama announced at a White House press conference today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty details must remain secret because the now 14-year-old US War on Terror requires secrecy from terrorist enemies, secrecy is the founding principle of American freedom, and that secrecy equals safety. Press conference excerpts:

President Obama: As you know, secrecy is a foundational principle of American freedom. From the Founding Father’s secret “Committees of Correspondence,” to Boston’s Old North Church spy signal of “one if by land, two if by sea,” to Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay using the secret name, “Publius,” as the secret name to publish The Federalist Papers to win support for our Constitution, American patriots have used secrecy to protect our great nation. Secrecy equals freedom.

Jun 23 15:58

Video: More austerity? Default? Grexit? EU talks spawn panic

After a day of talks in Brussels, a deal to save Greece’s teetering economy is still not in place

Jun 23 15:51

Freddie Grey Autopsy Report Released… And It Isn’t Like They Told You

This is another psyop just like the false portrayal of the Michael Brown case that's been designed to do exactly what it did: cause people to loot and riot. More divide and conquer.

The newly released autopsy report proves this case is NOT like they portrayed it. Guess the truth doesn't matter when the race war is getting stoked...

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Jun 23 15:32

Major banks plead guilty to felony charges of currency fraud, but are allowed to continue scam after paying fine - and nobody's in jail!

Several top kingpins behind the global financial collapse of 2008 have reportedly agreed to plead guilty for their sinister crimes, but under one major condition: that they won't actually be held legally culpable. Five of the world's largest banks -- Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays PLC, the Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS -- have all confessed to deliberately manipulating the global foreign exchange markets for illicit gain, but all of them are getting off the hook with petty fines rather than jail time and tangible operations penalties.

Jun 23 15:31

IAF strikes Gaza rocket launcher after projectile attack on southern Israel

The military placed the onus on Gaza's ruling Hamas faction to take responsibility for projectile fire emanating from the coastal Palestinian enclave.

"Hamas is the address and it bears responsibility," the IDF added.

Gazan terrorists fired a single rocket at southern Israel earlier on Tuesday night, setting off air raid sirens in the regions of Yad Mordechai, Karmiya, Zikim, and Nativ Ha'asara.

The IDF said the rocket fell in an open area in the Yad Mordechai region. No injuries or damage were reported.

IDF sources said they detected one rocket launch from Gaza and local residents reported hearing a blast.

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Sooooo, Iron Dome doesn't work, does it?

Jun 23 15:30

Russia overtakes Saudi as top China oil supplier

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Another blow to the petro-dollar.

Jun 23 15:26

The "Smart Money" Just Sold The Most Stocks In History

According to BofA's Jill Hall, "BofAML clients were big net sellers of US stocks in the amount of $4.1bn, following four weeks of net buying. Net sales were the largest since January 2008 and led by institutional clients—after three weeks of net buying, institutional clients’ net sales last week were the largest in our data history."

Jun 23 15:20

Has Washington Gone Looney Tunes?First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/06/22/has-washington-gone-looney-tunes/

Given a series of recent speeches by leading US officials and actions, the question must be frankly posed: Has Washington gone collectively looney tunes? Even as the governments of the EU are moving to buck US pressures and ease the sanctions, the Obama Administration seems intent on marching in the direction of a nuclear confrontation with Russia. As the ancient Greek expression puts it, “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad…” The following recent developments fit that pattern quite nicely, thank you.

Jun 23 15:19

The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery

Bowing to strong public pressure about the right to buy and drink raw milk, the New Zealand government has unveiled new rules which permit farmers to sell this most basic, probiotic rich and nutritious of foods directly to consumers.

Direct farm sales include home deliveries of raw milk to both rural and urban consumers, paving the way for the return of the beloved milkman.

Jun 23 15:04

California cop, bitten by police K-9, shoots dog

A California cop blasted a police K-9 after the dog bit him, authorities said.

The Richmond officer, who isn’t the animal’s handler, fired in self-defense, police told NBC.

The dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, apparently escaped from a caged police cruiser about 7 a.m. on Tuesday and attacked the cop in the station’s parking lot, authorities say.

Jun 23 14:30

Is BDS replacing Iran as Israel’s blackmail card?

Alan Hart spells out what the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement must do in order to fend off Israel’s false charge of “anti-Semitism” and to become a potent weapon.

Jun 23 14:07

World Bank Group: Project Critics Threatened, Harassed, Jailed

The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds, or monitor for reprisals, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Jun 23 14:05

Petition for Oklahoma sheriff's investigation goes to judge

A petition calling for a grand jury investigation into an Oklahoma sheriff's office and whether some reserve deputies received special treatment has enough signatures to be sent to a judge, who will decide whether to empanel a jury, officials said Tuesday.

According to the Tulsa County Election Board, 6,647 of 8,952 signatures gathered by the civil rights group We The People Oklahoma were valid. The group only needed 5,000 signatures under state law.

"I'm relieved," said organizer Marq Lewis, who has called for the ouster of Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz since volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot an unarmed Eric Harris on April 2. "It's an important step because we are the citizens, and we're seeing the system work."

Jun 23 13:28

Rejection of Western-Style Democracy Has Been Key to Russia's Success

Is democracy a dead cat the West wants to sell for good money? According to one of the greatest strategists of the 20th century, that would be more or less correct. In the words of Lee Kuan Yew, the late Singapore strongman, “The exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions which are inimical to development.”
The West treats democracy as religion – a form of government so sacred that it will bomb countries into the stone age in order to sow the seeds of democracy in those places. But in Lee’s view, “Democratic procedures have no intrinsic value. What matters is good government.”

Jun 23 13:28

Obama urged to impose sanctions on China over hacking allegation

Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has called on US President Barack Obama to stop rhetoric against China and impose sanctions on the country over the hacking allegation.

Jun 23 13:20

Chuck Norris Just Unleashed the Truth About Charleston, And Every American Needs to See It

It’s a cycle as predictable as the sun rising: every time a violent shooting occurs in the United States, President Obama and the Democrats use the occasion to push for more gun control.

However, in an op-ed, Chuck Noris dropped a truth bomb on the American public — if anything, more guns in the right hands could have stopped a tragedy like Charleston from happening in the first place.

“President Obama was dead wrong when he immediately took advantage of the tragic South Carolina massacre to promote his anti-gun agenda,” Norris wrote in the piece for WND.

Jun 23 13:20

Russians Pay Less Tax Than You - And Other Surprising (?) Facts

Russia gets a bad press. Literally. In fact Western media coverage of Russia is almost always extremely negative. That would be excusable if it was mostly accurate, but in fact it’s usually blatantly wrong. The reality of Russia is far removed from the fiction that we’re meant to believe. As investors, understanding the difference is essential. Here are just some of the surprising things about Russia that you probably don’t know...

Jun 23 13:17

Europe: Victim of Its Own Sanctions

Despite the EU’s refusal to acknowledge the detrimental effect of sanctions against Russia on its own economy, the true cost is finally hitting home...

Jun 23 13:17

US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.

Jun 23 13:16

EU to Establish Propaganda Cell in Former Soviet States

The East StratComTeam will be tasked with spreading propaganda aimed at convincing people from former Soviet states that EU policies and reforms can improve their lives. However, reaction to the plan has been lukewarm at best, with one unnamed diplomat dimissing the plan as a “piece of crap”.

Jun 23 13:08

Western sanctions have positive effects on Russian economy — Public Chamber secretary

"Extension of sanctions by our Western partners is only positive for us so far," he told journalists ahead of the Public Chamber’s plenary session.
"The longer the sanctions stay in place, the better it will be for businesses, especially those operating in the sphere of import substitution," secretary of the Russian Public Chamber Alexander Brechalov said. "Obviously, the process of import substitution is underway, businessmen have felt chances and possibilities."
Brechalov stressed that neither sanctions nor Russia’s counter-sanctions had had negative impacts on the social sphere. "Social liabilities have been fulfilled completely, not a single kopeck has been sequestrated," he said.
Anti-Russian sanctions stay but Europe reluctant to toughen them - opinion http://tass.ru/en/russia/803105

Jun 23 13:02

Kiev forces violate ceasefire over 30 times on border with Donetsk republic

"The intensity of shellings carried out by the Ukrainian side over the past 24 hours reached 31 violations of the ceasefire regime," a ministry official was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
The settlements of Spartak, Yasinovataya, Kalinovka, Dokuchayevsk, Yelenovka and also the Kievsky and Kuybyshevsky districts of Donetsk particularly came under fire, he said.
Two civilians were killed in the shelling of the town of Dokuchayevsk and a neighborhood of Donetsk, the DPR’s defence ministry reported earlier on Tuesday.
The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has registered eight ceasefire violations by Ukrainian troops over the past 24 hours, say police sources, adding that three militias have been wounded.
According to police, tank guns fired on three occasions. Ukrainian troops also used cannon gunnery, grenade machine guns and mortars, police said. http://tass.ru/en/world/803133

Jun 23 12:57

FOR SALE on EBay: Hillary Clinton 2008 Confederate Flag Pins

EBay said it was banning Confederate flag merchandise from their online auction.

Apparently, they didn’t get around banning these Hillary pins yet.

Jun 23 12:54

Anti-Ukrainian moods growing in Ukraine’s southern Odessa — Self Reliance party leader

"Powerful anti-Ukrainian moods that are fuelled from outside against the background of deep poverty and region’s isolation, a very weak presence and influence of the Ukrainian state power in these regions," Odessa’s Timer online edition quoted Andriy Sadovyi as citing the reasons.
Sadovyi, mayor of the western city of Lviv, also said the Ukrainian authorities were fully unaware of how serious the situation was. In his remarks posted on a webpage after talks with Saakashvili, he urged the new Odessa leadership to take "swift and resolute moves towards integration of the region".
Impunity for crimes in Ukraine hinders national reconciliation in the country — diplomat http://tass.ru/en/world/803184

Jun 23 12:53

Fox News co-host misses target in ax throw, hits drummer — VIDEO

A video has never before been so cringeworthy, and we all have Fox News co-host Pete Hegseth to thank for this nerve-wracking clip.

According to the Huffington Post, the video comes from a June 14 broadcast of “Fox & Friends” in an apparent “lumberjack contest.”

Here we see Hegseth attempting to throw an ax at a target. He brings the ax behind his back, swings it over his head, launches it and it clears the top of the target. Not even close.

Unfortunately, the failed throw doesn’t just end there.

The clip then cuts to a drumline playing behind the target area and we see the ax hit one of the U.S Army drummers.

Jun 23 12:33

New Zeland hit by record cold -20 in Canterbury: Country's big chill

New Zealand has nearly shuddered itself to the MetService's record books after Mackenzie Country plummeted to -20 degrees overnight.

MetService Meteorologist Stephen Glassy said most of the South Island recorded sub-zero temperatures including the -20 at the Pukaki Aerodrome on the edge of Lake Pukaki.

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Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook Airport got down to -13 degrees, while Queenstown, Alexandra and Lumsden hit -7 degrees.

Mr Glassey said the bone-chilling -20 degrees recorded at Pukaki was close to the country's coldest ever recorded of -25.6 in Ranfurly in 1903.

"So that's very cold."

Jun 23 12:24

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: WALLMART AMAZON AND EBAY TO BAN CONFEDERATE MERCHANDISE

WELL, IT SEEMS THAT A LOT OF UNINFORMED PEOPLE PROPELLED BY MASS MEDIA, ARE JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON, THAT ONCE AGAIN IS HEADED NOWHERE.

THROUGH OUT HISTORY GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED SIMILAR TRAGEDIES TO BAN HISTORICAL SYMBOLS, IDEAS, REFERENCES, AND EVEN BOOKS. THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE MASSES ARE GIVEN FEEL GOOD, DO NOTHING, "SOLUTIONS" TO VERY REAL PROBLEMS.

Jun 23 11:58

UNDER US CORPORATE-RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT, PACIFIC 'TRADE' PACT MOVES STEP NEARER AFTER SENATE VOTE

In a win for Obama and a defeat for labor unions skeptical of the trade deal, the Senate voted 60-37 to limit debate on the fast-track measure. That just barely satisfied the 60-vote threshold needed after two senators who supported the bill on its first run through the Senate a month ago - Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Ben Cardin - changed their votes to "no."

Jun 23 11:22

US deploying 250 military vehicles 'incl. Abrams tanks' near Russian border

Washington plans to station hardware, including tanks and armored vehicles, in a number of European countries, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday. Nukes withdrawn in the 1980s will not return to Europe.

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania will be hosting the new hardware, and it will be possible to move it around for exercises, Carter said as he stood with his Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian counterparts on a visit to Tallinn.

However, his colleagues made it clear that putting more American hardware close to Russia's borders is a message to Moscow. "In global terms Russia is no match conventionally to US or to NATO, but here in our corner of the world, Putin believes that he enjoys regional superiority," Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser said, adding that his country is ready and willing to host the vehicles immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser: I don't know how intense your knowledge is, regarding the comparative strength of US and Russian military and equipment, but you had better take a long, hard look before making a statement like that, in public, again.

The US government pays a lot more for its weapons, but frequently does not get the bank for the buck it pays, and many times the weapons do not work at all as advertised, and the failure rate is high.

This is because US weapons makers support Congressional representatives, overtly and covertly, to support their brand and have it purchased by the US military.

The Russians may pay less for what they get, but they do get quality, and performance; just a word to someone who may want to appear wise.

Jun 23 11:12

BBC Explains Cuts in Yanukovych Interview on Crimea as Not 'Newsworthy

A spokesperson from the BBC explained to Sputnik why certain portions of its Yanukovych interview, such as dealing with his personal zoo were aired while those dealing with political issues such as Crimea were not.
The BBC spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday that it did not include ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's views on Crimea's 2014 reunification with Russia because they were not considered "most newsworthy."

The BBC instead featured remarks by Yanukovych on ostriches he maintained in his residence's zoo in his first ever interview to the Western media since the coup which ousted him. Yanukovych stated in the interview that residents of Crimea decided to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in March 2014, because they were shocked by the violence of the coup that ousted the former Ukraine president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...not newsworthy", my ASTROLABE!!!

But of course, having someone telling the truth, live, on-air, is something that neither the BBC nor its American Presstitute Cousins will ever do, if it deviates at all from the official Government narrative.

Jun 23 11:06

US CEOs earn 300 times as average workers: Report

Amid growing concern over income inequality, the most senior corporate officers in the United States made over 300 times as much as the average worker last year, according to a new report released Monday.

Jun 23 11:06

GCHQ spying on rights groups ‘illegal’

The GCHQ’s secret surveillance of two international human rights groups was illegal, according to the judicial tribunal handling complaints against the intelligence services.

Jun 23 11:00

For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military.

Jun 23 10:55

Rand Paul Joins Politically Correct Leftists, Demands Confederate Flag Come Down

"That's what I would recommend... now it's a symbol of murder," Paul says

Jun 23 10:55

Yemeni Peace Talks Sabotaged by United States Supported Elements in Geneva

After nearly a week of discussions in Geneva, Switzerland the United Nations peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen have adjourned with no resolution to the months-long war.

These talks broke down after the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) backed politician, the ousted and fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, demanded that he be re-installed as the head-of-state in order for a halt to the bombing of the country which has been taking place daily since March 26.

Anywhere ranging from 2,500-4,000 people has been killed in the bombing and fighting on the ground. Some 500,000 have been reported as dislocated by humanitarian organizations.

Efforts to provide relief assistance by the Islamic Republic of Iran and other popular organizations internationally have been thwarted by the Saudi-GCC alliance backed up by Washington. The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are assisting the Riyadh alliance through refueling and the sharing of information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

By the insistence that their puppet dictator Hadi be reinstated, the US government has engineered these talks to fail.

Jun 23 10:52

The 1 Percent’s Vile New War

Rich people rarely tell you how they really feel about poor people. Occasionally, though, you get a glimpse. Earlier this week, the Washington Post published a story about Rancho Santa Fe, a small but extremely wealthy enclave in Southern California. Like the rest of California, the people of Rancho Santa Fe are dealing with a drought.
As you might imagine, that means water is scarce and conservation is critical. For the denizens of Rancho Santa Fe, however, conservation is someone else’s problem, namely poor people.

According to Steve Yuhas, who lives in the area and hosts a conservative talk-radio show, privileged people “should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful.” Oh, the humanity! In case it wasn’t clear, Yuhas added that the right to water ought to scale with income: “No, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

Jun 23 10:45

Nun, 85, in nuclear protest set to remain free after sabotage charge dropped

An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will probably remain free after government prosecutors told defense attorneys they will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.

Sister Megan Rice was originally sentenced to three years and Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were each sentenced to nearly five years for vandalizing the outside of a Tennessee bunker storing bomb-grade uranium.

Last month, a panel of the sixth US circuit court of appeals overturned the most serious conviction against the three. The court upheld a conviction for injuring government property.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that this case - and the acquittal of those charged - will start a national dialogue about what will really create greater safety for the people of this country.

And there is one thing for which I would advocate, very strongly, and that would be the following; that the US government stops mucking about in other people's countries for resources to which they can claim absolutely no moral right.

If the US government had put a fraction of the investment these wars have cost us into the development of sustainable, affordable energy, we would not be in these horrific, and unwinnable wars in which this country is enmeshed.

But, of course, THAT ... would be logical.

Jun 23 10:38

Afghanistan's security on the brink of collapse

The Taliban attacks on the Afghan parliament and the northern city of Kunduz are a reflection of the fragile security situation prevailing in the country. DW examines.

Screams, smoke and smashed windows - a shocking video of the attack on the Afghan parliament is making rounds on social media. The television footage shows what happened inside the building at the time of the attack on June 22. A huge explosion rocked the parliament complex as Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi was about to read out his welcome address.

The MP initially tried to calm lawmakers, saying "it's an electrical issue." Parliamentarians, however, already switched into a panic mode as Ibrahimi was escorted out of the building.

Images like these illustrate the extent of insecurity plaguing the war-torn South Asian nation. In fact, lawmakers had assembled for a general meeting to vote on a new defense minister, a position that has not been filled since President Ashraf Ghani took office over a year ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we are dealing with here is a completely failed US/NATO occupation, nearly 13 years on.

But of course, the US government, in its normally pathological mode, cannot admit defeat, and leave, which the old Soviet Union was forced to do all those many years ago.

It spins consistent failure as "victory", while our young men and women continue to come home in body bags, or maimed for life.

President Obama could end this in a heartbeat, if he so chose, but unfortunately, we are dealing with a President who cannot admit either failure or responsibility for ANYTHING.

So it looks like whoever the next President of the US will be must be the one to end it - if they have any shred of sense whatsoever.

Jun 23 10:31

Judge Believes Raping a 3 Year Old ‘IS NOT’ Intent to Harm Child – Seriously?

This California judge just reduced a child rapist’s mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 years – said anything more would be ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’
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Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told California jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto ‘did not intend to harm’ the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June.

The judge said he was sure that “although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn’t scream out, there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim’s well-being.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is your justice system on drugs. Any questions?

Jun 23 10:31

Insecticide used to treat head lice can cause cancer, WHO says

An insecticide that's found in select head lice treatments in Canada causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a World Health Organization research panel said Tuesday.

Jun 23 10:29

KFC Runs DNA Test on Alleged ‘Deep Fried Rat’ – Guess What They Found

Last week the Internet recoiled in horror when a man in California posted a video of what appeared to be a deep-fried rat that had been served to him at a local KFC. However, it seems that KFC got hold of this alleged rodent and ran some DNA tests on it and found that it really was just a piece of chicken that happened to be oddly rat-shaped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just WHO did that DNA test?

Jun 23 10:28

Obama extending amnesty to illegals in prisons, jails

Agents will still troll local prisons and jails looking for immigrants, but they will no longer try to deport those with drug possession offenses, theft or fraud if it involved stealing an identity in order to further their unlawful presence in the country, the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday.

Even some illegal immigrants who have been charged with serious felonies but who are released by the local authorities won’t be picked up by immigration agents until they’re actually convicted, the committee said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Obama is unleashing a flood of criminal illegals across the country at the same time he insists law-abiding legal Americans be disarmed.

Jun 23 10:27

UN report blasts Gaza war tactics Israel has defended

An inquiry by a commission of the U.N. Human Rights Council into last summer’s Gaza conflict and an Israeli report issued last week on the same topic offer vastly divergent interpretations on the use of overwhelming Israeli firepower against militants from Hamas and other groups in a crowded civilian setting.

The Israeli report absolved the country’s military forces of violations, saying what happened is the consequence of fighting against a group that had taken up positions in crowded urban settings.

The United Nations report, which was issued Monday, asserted, however, that both Israel and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes and that Israeli officials had brought no one to account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No country on the planet is going to attempt to bring Israel to heel militarily for its wanton disregard for Palestinian life; we are dealing, here, with a viciously apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons.

However, this is why the BDS movement must succeed; this speaks to both the Israeli government, and people, in a language they can readily understand.

Jun 23 10:21

Concerns as Pentagon Chief Broaches Possibility of ‘Three Iraqs, not One’

The Abadi government in Iraq already has enough reasons to be pessimistic about their chances of beating ISIS and reunification of the country afterwards, since they lose seemingly every major battle against ISIS. Analysts are increasingly concerned, however, that pessimistic comments out of the US are going to really weigh on them.

Testifying to the House Armed Services Committee last week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered a pretty negative assessment on the Iraqi military. But the real eye-opener for some was the revelation within his comments that the Pentagon is already opening planning for the contingency that Iraq will never be reunified at all.

Though the US is still operating under the assumption that ISIS, as such, will eventually be defeated, they see it entirely possible that the post-ISIS Iraq will mean the Shi’ite-dominated existing government will lose the Sunni Arab west as well as the Kurdish north to two separate independence pushes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How convenient: this is precisely the outcome for which Israel had been advocating, even before the advent of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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