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April 19, 2014

Apr 19 20:47

US dollar dying as tensions over Ukraine heat up: Analyst

The US dollar is losing its dominance on global trade amid spiraling tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, says an analyst.

“Washington’s decision to go for the military coup in Ukraine [has]…isolated the power of US hegemony and opened the door for a genuine multipolar world where peaceful cooperation replaced military threats and sole superpower domination,” Engdahl stated.

Apr 19 19:34


Okay; it's Saturday night. You have friends over. It's getting late and you are looking for a way to get the party into high gear!

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I just received word from the Producer of "America's Book of Secrets" that I do in fact appear on the new episode TODAY, "The Gold Conspiracy." The official air time is 10pm/9c, but you need to check your local listings. Out here in Hawaii the show is on at 4PM, and H2 is stripping multiple episodes of "America's Book of Secrets" all day long, so you need to check your local listings and specifically look for "The Gold Conspiracy."

UPDATE: Half way through the episode, and already drunk!

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Apr 19 18:37

Spectacular fireball from space explodes over Russian city

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.

Multiple drivers with dashcams out on the streets of the 300,000-people city at 2.10am on Saturday noticed a bright blue trail speed across the night sky, then explode while still in the air.

Most observers identified the object as a meteorite, though officials have neither confirmed it nor said where the fragments are likely to have landed. Others speculated that the object may have been space debris, re-entering the atmosphere.

Apr 19 18:29

Japan ratchets China tension by building radar near disputed islands

Tokyo is likely to provoke wrath from Beijing after starting work on a new radar station close to the disputed Senkaku, or Diaoyu Islands, that have soured relations between the two Asian powerhouses in recent years.

Apr 19 18:28

Syria on track to meet April deadline for chemical weapons disposal, OPCW says

Syria has destroyed a majority of its chemical weapons material, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday.

"The Syrian Arab Republic has removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 percent of its chemical weapons material," according to the OPCW Executive Council.

The OPCW also said Saturday that the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now on track to complete the disposal of the country's chemical weapons in the next few days. If that happens, Syria would meet the deadline set by the OPCW for the destruction of the weapons before the end of April.

Apr 19 18:18

H-1B loophole may help California utility offshore IT jobs

Southern California Edison is outsourcing part of its IT operations, and the jobs may be going overseas.

Edison (SCE) is working with Infosys, which is based in India, and iGate, a New Jersey-based company with major offshore centers, as it prepares to lay off workers, according to U.S. government records.


NU employees have been training their replacements as a condition of their severance, a process that will likely occur at SCE, if it goes forward with its plan.

Apr 19 17:49

Sssh, it's Happy Eastern Star, oops or is it ?ostre? Don’t forget your Osterhase Eggs!!

The Easter Bunny, ah, is not ‘bunny’ or 'Bunnywabbit' at all, but is actually an Hare.

The Hare was the sacred animal of Eostre [or Oestra or Ostera], the ancient Teutonic Goddess of the Spring Moon. At the time of the vernal equinox [March or April] the hares are famed for going ‘mad as a March Hare', and it was at this time of the year that out of character for its species, one of Eostre’s hares laid an egg.

Not just any old egg, for this was the Egg of a New Life - the Eostre Egg.

Apr 19 16:46

Obama's latest drone attack manages to only kill 3 innocent people

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.

Apr 19 16:41

Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, ‘perhaps you should revolt’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of law students that it might be a good idea to revolt if taxes become too high in the future.

While speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, Justice Scalia was asked by a student about his interpretation of the constitutionality of the income tax, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported

The longest-serving justice currently on the bench answered the student by saying that the government has the constitutional right to implement the tax, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scalia's opinion that the government has the authority to impose an income tax is based on his assuming (and we know what that means) that the 16th Amendment was actually ratified. There is ample evidence to suggest that the ratification of the 16th Amendment is no more real than Saddam's nuclear weapons. To date, the US Government has refused all requests to actually document the ratification of the 16th Amendment.

Scalia also seems to be ignorant of Stanton vs Baltic Mining where the USSC ruled that the 16th Amendment did not in fact confer any new taxing authority on the government. The Constitutional requirement that direct taxes must be apportioned has never been repealed which makes all direct UNapportioned taxes unconstitutional and illegal.

Of course, Scalia's generous salary, fancy robes, and opulent court building are funded by tax money, so he comes into this question with a clear conflict of interest.

Apr 19 16:28

ON THIS DATE IN 1775 - The Battles of Lexington and Concord

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What happened the last time a tax-happy government tried to take away Americans' guns!

Apr 19 16:24

ON THIS DATE IN 1993 - WACO - Who Shot First?

Contrary to the image of a dangerous gun nut put out in the media in an effort to justify the burning of the church, official BATF records prove that David Koresch was rather harmless, so much so that the BATF agents invited him to go shooting with them just 9 days before they raided the church. Koresch supplied the ammunition. The BATF agents allowed Koresch to try out their weapons.

Here is the official BATF report.
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It turns out that Koresch was not fooled by the undercover BATF. During his 911 phone call as the BATF pumped lead into the church, Koresch referred to one of the men as an agent.

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Today is the anniversary of the 1993 incineration of the Branch Davidean church at Waco Texas. The siege began when the BATF decided to raid the church, which supported itself financially with a gun repair and reselling business, to garner some favorable publicity in the wake of several BATF disasters involving raids at the wrong address and the killing of innocent Americans. But Waco turned into another disaster as the BATF invited the media along on the operation. One of the media was a friend of David Koresh and called him to let him know the raid was on the way. When the BATf arrived, Koresh opened the front door intending to invite the BATF to inspect the dismantled weapons in their workshop (all the functioning weapons were out at a gun show that day). But as soon as Koresh opened the door he was shot in the groin by a BATF sniper and the situation deteriorated from there with BATF accidentally shooting each other (and claiming it was the Branch Davideans).

The FBI was called in to clean up the BATF's mess and found themselves in a dilemma, because if the Branch Davideans were allowed to live to testify, and if examination of the guns on the premises confirmed they were unfirable, it would have been a major scandal for the Clinton administration. So Janet Reno, claiming that the Branch Davideans were abusing their children, ordered an assault using CS tear gas, which is illegal to use on enemy soldiers in time of war. HUge amounts of CS were pumped into the church using methylene chloride as a propellent. Methylene chloride is highly toxic, used to melt plexiglass to bend it into new shapes. It also melts lung tissue. The official story was that the Branch Davideans had committed mass suicide by setting the fire themselves, but autopsies revealed there was no smoke inhalation damage to their lungs, which means they were dead from the gassing before the fire started.

The remains of the church as well as the top six inches of the soil were bulldozed and buried in a secret location

Apr 19 16:05

ON THIS DATE IN 1995 - The Oklahoma City Bombing - Were there additional explosive charges and additional bombers?

There is also an unanswered question with regard to the truck, namely
what was the Army doing with a Ryder Truck just before the Murrah blast?

Ryder Truck IN Army Compound


Apr 19 15:39

Elderly man calls ambulance for wife with dementia, cops show up and beat him

It seems more and more these days that if you think a loved one is in danger in America, calling the cops should be your absolute last possible resort

Apr 19 14:39

Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him

Almost ten years after the friendly fire death of former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, a fellow ranger admits that he may have been the one who fired the fatal shot.

In his first public statements since the incident in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, former Army Ranger Steven Elliott told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the shot that killed Mr. Tillman.

Apr 19 13:35

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran

Despite the Islamic Republic’s off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there.

Apr 19 13:29

Police beat up entire wedding party, ruin pro baseball player’s career

More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding. Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said the sh

Apr 19 13:21

Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

Was it a screw up of a covert mission? Is the Bank of Utah breaking the law? The questions only multiply given that no one is talking.

Apr 19 13:14

The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege

In Upjohn vs. the United States, the Supreme Court itself upheld attorney-client privilege as necessary "to encourage full and frank communication between attorneys and their clients and thereby promote broader public interests in the observance of law. . ."

It doesn't matter what you're accused of-- theft. treason. triple homicide. With very limited exceptions, an attorney cannot be compelled to testify against a client, nor can their communications be subpoenaed for evidence.

Yet in a United States Tax Court decision announced on Wednesday, the court dismissed attorney client privilege, stating that:

"When a person puts into issue his subjective intent in deciding how to comply with the law, he may forfeit the privilege afforded attorney-client communications."

In other words, if a person works with legal counsel within the confines of the tax code to legitimately minimize the amount of taxes owed, that communication is no longer protected by attorney-client privilege.

Apr 19 12:45

Nevada BLM whistleblower: ‘Somebody needs to look into the Reid family connections’

People are starting to connect the dots as the “whole west is under siege”, says Hill, a BLM whistleblower

Apr 19 12:32

Schizophrenia And Autism Are The Effects Of Vaccine Stimulation In Unborn Children

Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD is one of the most knowledgeable neurosurgeons in the world and he is also one of the most outspoken ones when it comes to explaining the dangers that vaccines pose to children, women and everyone else. Dr. Blaylock has made it his mission, purposely or not, to warn people about the damage that vaccines cause on children’s brains and how such damage affects neurological development.

Apr 19 12:20

Cliven Bundy: Domestic terrorist

Alex Jones and David Knight break down the latest lunacy from politicians and bureaucrats. Earlier this week, White House Counterterror Chief Lisa Monaco suggested that your confrontational children could be terrorists. Similarly, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and rancher Cliven Bundy have a response to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who declared all Bundy supporters to be “domestic terrorists.” And in regards to the Bundy Ranch situation, a court opinion by a federal judge exposes the BLM’s criminal intent against Nevada ranchers.

Apr 19 12:10

Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’

A previously unreleased White House document among the 7,500 published by the Clinton presidential library Friday warns that the burgeoning Internet of 1995 is being “seized” by the “right wing” and turned into a “communication stream of conspiracy commerce.”

Apr 19 11:34

‘Borderline Insane’: HMRC To Sell Taxpayers’ Financial Data To Private Companies

Government plans to share taxpayers’ data with private firms were condemned as “borderline insane” by a senior Tory MP.

Under the proposals, HM Revenue and Customs would be allowed to release anonymised information to third parties including companies, researchers and public bodies where there is a public benefit.

Apr 19 11:32

Arkansas ex-cop killed while trying to set anti-corruption blogger’s hot dog cart on fire

A former police officer died while trying to set ablaze a food cart belonging to a blogger who exposed crooked cops and other corrupt city officials. reported Friday that former Little Rock Police Officer Todd Payne died when blogger…

Apr 19 11:12

Corbett Report: Dr. Meryl Nass Exposes the Anthrax Cover Up (Audio)

In this blockbuster interview, Dr. Meryl Nass of joins us to break down the FBI’s attempt to pin the blame for the 2001 anthrax attack on Dr. Bruce Ivins. We go through the FBI’s case against Ivins and dissect it point by point, looking at the inconsistencies, omissions and misconceptions that have allowed the Bureau to sweep this incident under the rug in recent years.

Apr 19 10:55

8 mumps cases at NJ college

The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This suggests that not only is the mumps vaccine ineffective at preventing mumps, but is actually CAUSING the disease!

Which of course, means more money for the medical-industrial complex.

Apr 19 10:53

Ukraine Jew registration hoax traced

Email intercepts that included the original copies of anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Eastern Ukraine have now been shown to be part of an elaborate false flag hoax to sabotage recent US-Russian talks.

The hoax, a “game theory warfare” operation, was meant to “sucker punch” both Russia and the US. If those responsible, in this case the New York based ADL, were caught, and they have been, there would be no consequences.

The ADL is “untouchable.” When Secretary of State Kerry expressed his revulsion at Nazi leaflets demanding that Jews in Ukraine “register” with a non-existent government agency, little did he know he was the victim of an elaborate and highly dangerous false flag hoax.

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Now, think about this for a moment. The ADL here in the United States tried to play a hoax to start a war in Ukraine that would have resulted in the deaths of Ukrainians (and possibly Americans) while the ADL's "enablers" inside Ukraine were all too happy to carry out that hoax, to start a war in Ukraine that would have resulted in the deaths of Ukrainians (and possibly Americans).

So, is it really all that far-fetched to suggest that the same people would play hoaxes inside the US to serve their purposes, even if it means the deaths of Americans? Is it unreasonable to suggest that 9-11 was a hoax to trick America into war?

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Apr 19 10:43

Western lawmakers talk federal land takeover

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.”

Apr 19 10:36

Bankers Love War Because It Creates Massive Profits

War Makes Banks Rich

Bankers are often the driving force behind war.

After all, the banking system is founded upon the counter-intuitive but indisputable fact that banks create loans first, and then create deposits later.

Apr 19 10:09

Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they can, they try to organize and resist without it, until burning out, quitting and getting into a different line of work just to keep up on rent. But, as the 19th-century U.S. populist movement recognized, money is also a battleground. Today, as a new wave of sophisticated digital currencies are beginning to arise, this is perhaps more true than ever before.

Apr 19 10:08

New court decision destroys the last element of the justice system

In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom.

You’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom.

And you’re told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world.

This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles– things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege.

Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years:

1. So that it can operate with impunity outside of the law, the federal government has set up its own secret FISA courts to rubber stamp NSA surveillance.

Apr 19 10:07

Other Story From Rural Western America: Federal Agencies Choking-Off The Farming Industry

Good news: the U.S. Department of Agriculture has published research indicating that there are lots of un-filled jobs and career opportunities in the farming industry. Bad news: the Obama Administration has been cannibalizing the nation’s farmers for the bigger part of the last six years.

First the good news. According to a report at CNBC.Com, the USDA has uncovered some eye-opening statistics about the world of agribusiness. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58, and has been on the rise for the last thirty years. There are now six times more farmers 65 years of age and older than there are farmers 34 years of age and younger.

Apr 19 10:06

Anonymous Releases Email Allegedly Detailing Western Backed False Flag in Ukraine

A post was made on the Russian website ‘Live Journal’ on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, by a profile titled ?????? ?????? (Andrey Sporaw), containing documents detailing a corrupt plan between “US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh’ and ‘a high ranking official from Ukrainian General Staff Igor Protsyk’, to conduct a series of attacks on Ukrainian military bases to ‘frame up the neighbor’, or in other words, create a Ukrainian false flag event and blame it on Russia. Image credit: whiteoutpress

An Anonymous hacker responsible for the info says-

“We have hacked e-mail correspondence of US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh and a high ranking official from Ukrainian General Staff Igor Protsyk.

Apr 19 10:03

Are You Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?

Do you think that the price of food is high now? Just wait. If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost more than twice as much by the end of this decade. Global demand for food continues to rise steadily as crippling droughts ravage key agricultural regions all over the planet. You see, it isn't just the multi-year California drought that is affecting food prices.

Apr 19 10:02

Store Hires Full-Time Employee to Keep GMOs Off Its Shelves

The health food giant Whole Foods made waves when it announced it would begin to voluntarily label all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the year 2018.

But one independent Florida health food store is putting the chain to shame with its current policy of hiring a full-time GMO researcher tasked with keeping all products containing the highly controversial ingredients off of its store shelves.

The store Natures Food Patch, based in the Tampa Bay area (in Clearwater), currently employs a full-time “GMO Researcher” named Patience Melton, who spoke with the website in this article. Natures Food Patch in Clearwater, Florida has taken a stance against GMOs.

Natures Food Patch in Clearwater, Florida has taken a clear stance against GMOs.

Melton told the newspaper that it is part of the job description to contact all companies that create “health food products” to make sure there are no GMOs in their recipes.

Apr 19 09:37

The viral story about Jews being forced to register or face deportation in Ukraine is reportedly false

UKRAINE (INTELLIHUB) — According to articles published by Israeli news organization Ynet and USA Today, the new government in a pro-Russian sector of Ukraine was handing out flyers demanding that Jewish people register with the government or face deportation.

Apr 19 09:25

Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

The Syrian government has been accused of new attacks on civilians with improvised chlorine gas bombs, in the latest reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian war.

Several videos posted on Youtube on Wednesday, April 16, show what is said to be victims of chlorine gas attacks in the northern Syrian town of Kafr Zita, in the governate of Hama.

One video shows what appears to be a night time attack on the town. Others record civilians wearing face masks being taken into what appears to be a medical centre. Women and children, wearing oxygen masks, are then seen being given oxygen, although they do not appear to be in major distress.

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Apr 19 09:14

The Awaken-your-kids book series.

These books are one early step to awakening your kids, to help them understand the complex and extraordinary world we live in. It will encourage them to question and ask for truth. Break your kids from the matrix, so they can grow up as informed, open-minded and questioning adults. Help them to lead and choose leaders that have empathy, so that we can all live in a fairer and more harmonious world.

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The author of these books sent me two of them, "The People who refused to be Sheeple" and "Great Monster Corn."

These are books I would highly recommend young children be given, but I expect they will never be allowed into the US as "Sheeple" talks about economic enslavement and "Corn" about GMO.

These are well written books, in rhyme, with clever illustrations. I am trying to get the author (who lives in Australia) onto the radio show for an interview.

Apr 19 09:08

Harry Reid: the epitome of corruption

Corrupt is not really a strong enough word by itself to describe Harry Reid (D-NV). Additional ones might include immoral, unethical, dishonest, crooked, shady, fraudulent, debased, degraded, tainted, perverted, warped, contaminated, and rotten. One might also add uncooperative, intransigent, inflexible, obdurate, obstinate, obstructionist, extremist, and intractable. And these are his good points. When it comes to serving the interests of America and her citizens, rather than those of himself and those willing to bribe him, Reid hits the absolute bottom of the political septic tank.

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Don't sugar-coat it like that; tell us how you REALLY feel!

Apr 19 08:55

Report indicates that US aligned regimes are preparing for war

Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.

Some things in the report presented by the United Nations Commission on disarmament on April 14 have not changed at all. As has been the case for decades, the United States remains the largest military spender in the world, despite the much heralded "defense cuts." The US, NATO, and "non-NATO US allies" account for over 64 percent of all military spending in the world.

As US aligned states across the globe stockpile weapons, it looks like this trend of violence by Wall Street and its allies is not going away. They may be preparing for a much larger all-out war to keep control of the world, as their economic system grinds to a halt, and the countries seeking independent development continue to prosper.

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War is never for the noble ends which get fed to the American public like pablum in anticipation of its government making the choice to go to war; war is ultimately for private corporate profit.

The profit from Iraq: oil, and oil only being sold in US petrodollars.

The profit from Afghanistan: opium poppies, and the production and distribution of cheap heroin, which has SOARED since the US/NATO occupation there.

THIS is what our American military have been dying for, and getting maimed for life for; not "making us safer" (in fact, these military misadventures are making us less safe) or allegedly "promoting democracy" (which the US government doesn't do).

It is an ugly reality; but it is the reality of why this country goes to war.

Apr 19 08:49

Major Development in Autism-Vaccine Controversy

Congressman: Corruption in CDC's Vaccine Safety Studies Like SEC's Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal

Congressman Bill Posey Has Strong Words for the Government Agency...

Apr 19 08:41

Japan Sends Troops to Island, Risking China Tensions

If you don’t think of Japan as a tropical place with rain forests, you’ve never been to the island of Yonagumi. Even in Japan, few have, as the island is only about 1,500 people and two police officers.

And soon, it is home to about 100 Japanese troops, as the government announced a plan to deploy the troops to the island, one of the more remote Japanese islands. They are also adding a radar station with range into the disputed Senkaku islands.

The island’s ownership isn’t under serious dispute, like the Senkaku island chain closer to China, but Japan’s move to shore up its control with military force risks encouraging tit-for-tat reactions by China on some other disputed territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe: can you PLEASE have your respective representatives park their collective testosterone at the bloody door, go to the UN, and get this sorted in a "Win/Win" settlement?

With enough good will, and honor, it can happen. The last thing the region needs is more tension, where some military personnel makes a mistake, or miscalculation, that sends that part of the planet into a shooting war.

Apr 19 08:39

Antisemitic flyer 'by Donetsk People's Republic' in Ukraine a hoax

The barricades that mark the entrance to the "Donetsk People's Republic" are plastered with anti-fascist posters, including an American flag with a swastika in place of the stars. The pro-Russian protestors who have set up their own government in the occupied administration building see the new Kiev regime as dominated by intolerant Ukrainian nationalists, which is why it was more than a little ironic when an antisemitic flyer appeared on Wednesday ordering Jews to register with these new authorities.

US secretary of state John Kerry soon waded into the media storm over the piece of paper, describing it as "grotesque" and "beyond unacceptable". But on Friday the chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic and the city's chief rabbi both stated that the flyer was a fake meant to discredit the so-called republic or the Jewish community.

Apr 19 08:38

List of Zionist in the Russian media

From a former US intelligence officer.

Apr 19 08:36

Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

Apr 19 08:34

Japan Sends Troops to Island, Risking China Tensions

If you don’t think of Japan as a tropical place with rain forests, you’ve never been to the island of Yonagumi. Even in Japan, few have, as the island is only about 1,500 people and two police officers.

And soon, it is home to about 100 Japanese troops, as the government announced a plan to deploy the troops to the island, one of the more remote Japanese islands. They are also adding a radar station with range into the disputed Senkaku islands.

The island’s ownership isn’t under serious dispute, like the Senkaku island chain closer to China, but Japan’s move to shore up its control with military force risks encouraging tit-for-tat reactions by China on some other disputed territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe: can you PLEASE have your respective representatives park their collective testosterone at the bloody door, go to the UN, and get this sorted in a "Win/Win" settlement?

With enough good will, and honor, it can happen. The last thing the region needs is more tension, where some military personnel makes a mistake, or miscalculation, that sends that part of the planet into a shooting war.

Apr 19 08:27

FLASHBACK 1941 - Germany Must Perish!

There remains now but to determine the best way, the most practical and expeditious manner in which the ultimate penalty must be levied upon the German nation. Quite naturally, massacre and wholesale execution must be ruled out. In addition to being impractical when applied to a population of some seventy million, such methods are
inconsistent with the moral obligations and ethical practices of civilization. There remains then but one mode of ridding the world forces of Germanism -- and that is to stem the source from which issue those war-lusted souls, by preventing the people of Germany from ever again reproducing their kind. This modern method, known to science as Eugenic Sterilization, is at once practical, humane an
d thorough. Sterilization has become a byword of science, as
the best means of ridding the human race of its misfits: the degenerate, the insane, the hereditary criminal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Theodore N. Kaufman wrote this work in 1941, arguing to inflict on Germany the very sorts of crimes Germany was later accused of following the war. Of course, the real issue for the war was Germany's freeing itself from the private central bank imposed on it by the treaty of Versailles at the end of WW1. Freed from the parasites of the private central bankers, Germany's economy blossomed, and the rest of the world's nations still enslaved to private central banks, simply could not compete.

Throughout history, the private central bankers have used wars and assassinations against every nation that dares to operate an economy free of private central banks issuing the public currency as a loan at interest. When the US Congress shut down the First Bank of the United States, the Rothschilds funded Britain's attempted re-conquest of America known as the War of 1812. When Andrew Jackson shut down the Second Bank of the United States, there was an immediate attempt on his life. When Lincoln issued a debt-free currency not borrowed from bankers to fund the Civil War, the banking families of Europe supported the Confederacy on the condition that there would be no more government issued money, and at one point both Britain and France considered invading the US on behalf of the Confederacy, held at bay by Russia, which had adopted an American-style economic system of government-issued debt-free currency. After Lincoln was successfully assassinated by a "crazed lone nut (Reg Trademark the Money-Junkies)" his Greenbacks were pulled from circulation by a corrupt Congress and the American people delivered bound hand and foot back into the slavery of bank-issued interest-bearing currency. Kennedy issued another form of debt-free currency, the United States Note. Five months later he was killed by a "crazed lone nut (Reg Trademark the Money-Junkies)", the United States Notes pulled from circulation by a corrupt Congress and the American people delivered bound hand and foot back into the slavery of FED-issued interest-bearing currency. One of the members of the Warran Commission that assured us it was just a "crazed lone nut (Reg Trademark the Money-Junkies)" was John J. McCloy, President of the Chase Manhattan Bank and President of the World Bank, to make sure the slaves never saw the connection between Kennedy assassination and the United States Note. More at ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

So, the real reason that war with Germany was being pushed onto the people was that the bankers were not making any profit from the labor of the German people, and Germany's prosperity was causing the bankers' slaves in other countries to ask why their government was not using the same system!

Today, of course, the US is making wars on nations that are rejecting the dollar, refuse private central banking (such as Libya and Iran), and refuse to sell their natural resources only for US dollars (Iraq and again Libya).

Apr 19 08:25

US, Russia Trade Warnings, Criticisms Over Ukraine Deal

Yesterday was deal-making day in Geneva, as US and Russian officials reached a joint statement on the growing eastern Ukraine crisis. Today, that’s all but forgotten, as the two sides are back to issuing stern warnings to one another.

When the East Ukraine protesters, who weren’t invited to the talks, said they didn’t feel obligated to the deal, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement warning Russia about it, and threatening sanctions to punish Russia for the protesters’ defiance of US demands.

Russia followed that up with a warning of their own that the US better not impose any sanctions, and that the threats were “absolutely unacceptable.” Officials added that the nation still has military forces along the border with eastern Ukraine and won’t accept a military offensive there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thursday's "Geneva Accords" appear to be nothing more than political theatre for the thoroughly geopolitically naive, and are evaporating to nothingness as I type this.

This government is slouching toward a war against Russia, and it is a war the American people want no part of, thank you very much.

Calling my Congressional Representatives will be a total waste of time here; the only people they are listening to right now are the big corporations which fund their election cycles, including the big banks, which always profit handsomely from wars, because they lend money, at interest, to all sides.

We the People are no longer represented by this government; only the large campaign donors are these days. It has become illegitimate; impotent; immoral, and useless to the American people it was originally designed to serve.

Apr 19 08:11

U.S. ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, who visited The Post Friday after meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Thursday.

Siemoniak said the decision has been made on a political level and that military planners are working out details. There will also be intensified cooperation in air defense, special forces, cyberdefense and other areas. Poland will play a leading regional role, “under U.S. patronage,” he said.

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HOLY CRUD, FOLKS: something wicked this way comes, and I am hoping to heck that the precious few adults in the room in DC are not even beginning to contemplate a war against Russia, which the US cannot possibly win, because it doesn't have the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Apr 19 08:03

Who are the Puppet Masters? by Neil Clark

I’m confused.

A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were “pro-democracy protestors”.

The US government warned the Ukrainian authorities against using force against these ‘pro-democracy protestors’ even if, according to the pictures we saw, some of them were neo-Nazis who were throwing Molotov cocktails and other things at the police and smashing up statues and setting fire to buildings.

Now, just a few weeks later, we’re told that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine are not ‘pro-democracy protestors’ but ‘terrorists’ or ‘militants’.

Why was the occupation of government buildings in Ukraine a very good thing in January, but a very bad thing in April? Why was the use of force by the authorities against protestors completely unacceptable in January, but acceptable now?

Apr 19 08:03

NY Joins Pact to Elect Presidents by Popular Vote

New York has joined an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to whatever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote.

Apr 19 08:03

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data - Guardian

The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded "dangerous" by tax professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.

The government insists that there will be suitable safeguards on personal data. But the plans, being overseen by the Treasury minister David Gauke, are likely to provoke serious worries among privacy campaigners and MPs in the wake of public concern about the government's scheme – a plan to share "anonymised" medical records with third parties.

Apr 19 08:00

Assemblywoman Fiore: The Truth About the Bundy’s Vs. BLM

I had the opportunity to meet the American-minded Bundy supporters from all over our country. They were peacefully protesting the BLM’s actions, and I’m excited to report the Bundy family was successful in keeping the peace until the BLM stopped their roundup and returned the Bundy’s cattle.

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You gotta be a real MANLY man to beat up a mother and some little girls. Betcha those BLM types are feeling mighty proud and hoisting a few beers and polishing up those tazers for the next assignment to put those uppity American slaves in their places!

Apr 19 07:59

Ex-Banker: “We Are In Great Danger”

Apr 19 07:58

US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized' – official report

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.

US senators asked the GAO to investigate how the Air Force treated its pilots back in 2012, following previous reports of pilot issues, and in view of the massive expansion of America’s secretive drone pilot army. Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the number of drone pilots has tripled, and now stands at over 1,300.

The picture that emerges is of an organization struggling to cope with such growth, and unsure of how to handle its newest division. The Air Force “faces challenges to recruit, develop, and retain pilots and build their morale,” says the 54-page field study.

Many problems stem from an initial inability to select enough psychologically appropriate and technically proficient candidates.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, US Air Force: these people are "stressed out" and "demoralized" because they are being ordered to do everything their understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights tells them is completely, morally, and legally, wrong.

They are killing, with no due process, no jury, no trial, and killing innocent men, women, and children in these drone strikes.

They know it, and there is no way for them NOT to know that.

From a standpoint of finding someone "psychologically appropriate", you need to recruit very bright gang members who love to kill, who have killed, and want to do it again...but this time, with the complete sanction of their government.
The only thing that will change is the technology for the kill, and that can always be taught.

THIS is the kind of candidate you need for this job, period, end of discussion. They will be happy and contented, knowing that they can kill and maim with impunity, and that there will be no repercussions for their actions.

These drone strikes are morally, and Constitutionally, horrific. I find it is interesting, psychologically, that President Obama really likes waging war this way; after all, he has ordered over 1,300 of the extrajudicial assassinations.

You don't want a moral person to do this job; you need an already field-forged, stone cold killer where the morality of what they are doing will never be an issue for them.

The morality of these acts certainly is NOT an issue for this government.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: If they need to find a group of totally psychotic sociopaths without any sense of humanity who will kill innocents in nations we are not actually at war with and sleep soundly that night, there is a whole bunch of those types inside the US Congress.

Apr 19 07:53

Oath Keepers from Across the Country Pour into Nevada

Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid has called these Patriots “domestic terrorists”, the militia members and Oath Keepers there to support Cliven Bundy have peacefully assembled in Bunkerville, Nevada for more than a week to protect the rancher from armed federal land grabbers. Although the BLM has allegedly backed off citing “safety concerns,” the surly Senator Reid (who has incidentally been busted with his hand in the $5 million solar power cookie jar) commented, “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Because of statements like Reid’s, a request was made by Oath Keeper’s founder Stewart Rhodes for reinforcements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To recap...

The Bundy Family purchased all of that land in 1877, only to have it seized by the government in the 1930s. This violated Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution, known as the Enclave Clause, which limits the Federal Government to owning land ONLY for Federal Buildings and military installations, NOT seizing millions of acres of private and public lands to be sold to corporations or pledged as collateral on out-of-control government borrowing.

Then there is the Homestead law, which says ownership of the land belongs to those who have lived on the land and developed it, which the Bundys have done in an unbroken chain since 1887.

The BLM does not have legal jurisdiction as the land in question is actually under state control.

The reason behind the land grab is complex. The US Government wants to sell fracking leases on that land but without sharing the lease payments with the lands’ rightful owners. One of Harry Reid’s major (illegal) donors is named Harry Whittemore, who has plans to commercially develop that land once the BLM transfers that land from public property to his private use. Harry Reid’s son, Rory, represents a Chinese energy firm that plans to put up a solar power plant in the area. They already acquired $38 million worth of public land for a mere $4.5 million.

The rest of the land, and Obama is about to grab another 10 million acres through Execute Order, is being used to collateralize more government borrowing. This has been the norm since Nixon ended gold convertibility in 1970, and the world realized that the US did not have enough cold to cover all the loans. So Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency which had little to do with the environment and everything to do with grabbing huge tracts of public (and sometimes private) land and locking it away from the American people to pledge (along with the mineral rights) as collateral for more government borrowing. Almost 1/3 of US public lands, technically the property of We The People, are now locked away and pledged as collateral on US Government debt.

The incident at the Bundy Ranch has brought the issue of government land-grabbing into the spotlight, but the problem is ongoing and widespread, with hundreds of ranchers and farmers being forced from their land over the last several years, often with no compensation for their stolen property.

Apr 19 07:46

Is Israel a democratic state?

CANZANO – Jews “Über alles”. Since 1948, with the birth of the state of Israel, we can see, from reading various papers, the Jewish presence in every sector of cultural and economic life: guides and wise men and “righteous men”?

MANNO – I wouldn’t say “Jews Über alles” but rather “Zionists über Alles”. Today this distinction is fundamental. I’ve been studying the politics of Zionism for years now and can say with certainty that the confusion over this point is not only erroneous, historically and politically, but it is also unfair towards those many Jews who had been the victims of Zionism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not entirely accurate to portray Israel as a racist state. There is, after all, no genetic or ethnic link between different groups of Jews. The Ashkenazi are descended from Central Asian Khazars, and have no genetic association with Yemenite Jews, or the Sephardim. However, it is very accurate to say that Israel is clearly a theocratic state, where the social divide is based on religion. And Israel has repeated many of the same crimes against humanity as other religions that gained control of the civil system, such as Roman Catholicism.

It was to avoid this very fate that the Founders of the United States prohibited the government from every recognizing one particular religion over any other in the First Amendment. What is happening in Israel today shows us the wisdom of that decision!

Apr 19 07:41

Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale of Fracking Perils

The fracking industry is having a bad week.

In the third asssessment in as many days focused on the pollution created by the booming industry, a group of researchers said Wednesday that the controversial oil and gas drilling practice known as fracking likely produces public health risks and "elevated levels of toxic compounds in the environment" in nearly all stages of the process.

The latest research, conducted by the Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, compiled "the first systematic literature review" of peer-reviewed studies on the effects of fracking on public health and found the majority of research points to dangerous risks to public health, with many opportunities for toxic exposure.

“It’s clear that the closer you are [to a fracking site], the more elevated your risk,” said lead author Seth Shonkoff, from the University of California-Berkeley. “We can conclude that this process has not been shown to be safe.”

Apr 19 07:40

CEO Pay Soars, Workers Toil in Capitalism's New Gilded Age

Ratio of CEO-to-worker pay is 'unconscionable,' says AFl-CIO as prominent economist argues this level of inequality proves current capitalist system 'cannot work'

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That is because the current system is no longer capitalism, but fascism.

Apr 19 07:39

Krugman: Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

In an interview with journalist Bill Moyers set to air Friday, Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman celebrates both the insights and warnings of French economist Thomas Piketty whose new ground-breaking book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, argues that modern capitalism has put the world "on the road not just to a highly unequal society, but to a society of an oligarchy—a society of inherited wealth."

The conclusions that Piketty puts forth in the book, Krugman tells Moyers, are revelatory because they show that even people who are now employing the rhetoric of the "1% versus the 99%" do not fully appreciate the disaster that global wealth inequality is causing.

Apr 19 07:39

Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire”

Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.

“We decided that the only weapon or strategy … that we have is our labor, because that’s the only reason that we’re here,” said Melvin Ray, an inmate at the St. Clair correctional facility and founder of the prison-based group Free Alabama Movement. “They’re incarcerating people for the free labor.” Spokespeople for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Department of Corrections did not respond to midday inquiries Thursday. Jobs done by inmates include kitchen and laundry work, chemical and license plate production, and furniture-making. In 2011, Alabama’s Department of Agriculture reportedly discussed using inmates to replace immigrants for agricultural work; in 2012, the state Senate passed a bill to let private businesses employ prison labor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US's prison industrial complex is a toxic topic most politicians don't want to talk about.

Prison labor is definitely America's slave labor, and any rehabilitation efforts, for most of America's prisons in the 21st century, are few and far between.

The system bets on recidivism to bring people back into the prison system, and private prison corporations which are paid by various states, to warehouse prisoners, are among the worst offenders in their care of prisoners.

In Sweden, they are closing prisons because the focus is completely on rehabilitation; getting prisoners jobs when they leave prisons; and making sure that they reintegrate with their families.

This seems to me to be a far more enlightened approach to prisoner management, and the recidivism rate is very low, compared to that of the US.

IF Sweden can do this, why can't the US? Because the US and State governments are very happy with this slave labor, and don't want to see it end.

Apr 19 07:39

Terrorist Responds to Harry Reid

Apr 19 07:35

Dutch Right-Winger Wilders Blames EU for Ukraine Crisis

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the EU, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration.

Apr 19 07:34

The Anne Frank Diary Fraud

In today’s London Times Daniel Finkelstien reflects on David Irving’s sentencing and asks: “The test that David Irving set me: do I really believe in the power of truth?”

The answer to that is an emphatic no. If anything Finkelstien is working in the opposite direction. This becomes apparent half-way through the article when he writes: “With her own eyes, my mother saw Anne Frank arrive in Belsen (she knew the family), yet still Irving and people like him contend that Frank’s story is fake.”

The Anne Frank story may not be an outright fake but as Brian Harring reveals in the article below, it is an elaborate piece of story telling. However, the fact that Finkelstien uses it to condemn Irving says all there is to say about his detractors and Finkelsteim’s belief in the “power of truth.”

Apr 19 07:32

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country’s defense minister said Wednesday.

The remarks by Gen. Hossein Dehghan came as a rebuff of recent comments by U.S. State Department’s nuclear negotiator, Wendy Sherman, who said Iran’s ballistic capabilities should be addressed as part of a comprehensive agreement with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is really going on here is a classic Israeli (and now US) trick to derail negotiations they do not want to succeed. The get to an agreement, and then the party wishing to sabotage the process says, “Oh yes, one more thing. Then they ask for something entirely new. If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” They repeat the process until the other side realizes Israel (or the US) is not bargaining in good faith and quits, at which point the blame for the “failure” of the peace talks is placed on them.

Israel has used this tactic for years to make sure nothing substantive is accomplished in “peace” negotiations with Palestinians and the US is using it with Iran, because the US wants war with Iran, but wants to make it look like Iran is the cause.

Apr 19 07:25

These Haunting Photos Capture The Daily Reality Of A Dark Episode In U.S. History

In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave their homes behind and take up residence in remote detainment camps. About two thirds of them were U.S. citizens.

The most famous of the camps, located in California's Owens Valley, was called the Manzanar War Relocation Center.

Starting in the fall of 1943, photographer Ansel Adams chronicled the day-to-day existence of the people held at Manzanar. He was distressed that the lives of American citizens had been uprooted in such a way, and strove to capture on film the humanity of the detainees as they faced dehumanizing circumstances. "Nothing is more permanent about Manzanar than the dust which has lodged in its tar-papered barracks, except the indelible impression incised on the lives of thousands of its inhabitants," Adams wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a thing should NEVER happen again in American history; and particularly NOT with peaceful, logical non-violent people who peacefully express their differences of opinion with that of the Federal government.

And yet, I would almost be willing to bet you that such an action will happen again.

And this time, the government will come for peaceful dissidents, who do not advocate, and would never invoke, any violence, because the Federal government has collectively morphed into an emotional and intellectual Frankenstein which cannot begin, for one second, to say it is wrong, on any issue, then back down and apologise.

Apr 19 07:16

Crisis Actor Detected in Jewish Community Center Shooting Hoax?

Regarding the supposed shooting of two people at a Kansas City-area Jewish community center if there is even a single crisis actor playing the role of a grieving loved one, then, the hoax is confirmed. In this case the crisis actor is a key one. It is none other than Mindy Corporan, purported mother of one of the deceased, and also the daughter of yet another of the ‘killed.’ It is Corporan who is a central figure in this scam. If it is proven she is a fake, then, the entire claim of a real shooting at the Jewish Center is readily proven false.

In just a few short hours after her son and father were killed by being blown away with a shotgun (it is clear that this is a lie, but it is repeated here regardless, because of its ludicrous nature), here she is giving a speech at a memorial:

Apr 19 07:10

Because Nothing Says "I'm Going to Shoot You with an AK-47" Like a Little Girl in a Game of Thrones T-Shirt

We can all breathe a sigh of relief to know that "zero tolerance" applies to teachers as well as students. Bergen Community College in New Jersey is safe...they have shut down a terroristic threat and suspended the professor responsible. Everyone must understand that we can't just send out photos that might reference guns and not expect to face the consequences.

I'll go out on a limb here and guess that when Professor Francis Schmidt was summoned to the school's human resources department over a "threatening email" he was probably absolutely baffled.

When Schmidt arrived at the meeting, the human resources director, two college officials, and a security official were awaiting him. Schmidt had been reported by the dean of the school for sending a threatening email.

Apr 19 07:09

Obama signs ‘terrorist activity’ law aimed at barring Iranian U.N. envoy

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill barring U.S. visas for U.N. envoys seen as a threat to American security or having engaged in “terrorist activity” — a measure aimed at Iran’s ambassador.

Obama however said in a statement that the measure should be taken as an “advisory,” because it could potentially interfere with his “constitutional discretion” to receive or reject ambassadors.

The United States said earlier this week that it would not issue a visa to Iran’s chosen U.N. envoy Hamid Aboutalebi because he was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

The new law signed by Obama, S.2195, bars from entering U.S. soil “any representative to the United Nations who the president determines has been engaged in terrorist activity against the United States or its allies and may pose a threat to U.S. national security interests.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Obama; sir, has anyone from the State Department even BOTHERED to interview this man now, and find out what he has been doing SINCE the hostage crisis back in 79?!?

From Wikipedia:

Hamid Aboutalebi (Persian: حمید ابوطالبی‎, born 16 June 1957, Tehran)[1] is an Iranian diplomat and ambassador. Aboutalebi was previously ambassador of Iran to Australia, the European Union, Belgium, Italy, and as political director general to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] He was part of Iran's UN delegation in New York in the 1990s.[3] Professional Background Aboutalebi obtained his Ph.D. in historical sociology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1999, after having completed master's degrees in sociology (from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris) and in the history of Islamic civilization and culture (from Tehran University). Aboutalebi also earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Tehran University.[4] Aboutalebi's professional publications include Basic Challenges of U.S Foreign Policy towards Iran (2009),[5] Rocky Mountains of Nuclear Extremism (2009),[6] Turkey: Modern Diplomacy and New Ottoman Caliphate (2009),[7] and New Challenges of Iran Foreign Policy towards U.S. (2010).[8] Aboutalebi published Anthropology of Ethics; First Volume of Philosophy of Social Ethics in 2013.[4] Controversy It is claimed that Aboutalebi was involved in the Iran hostage crisis in which a number of American diplomats from the US embassy in Tehran were held captive in 1979.[9][10] Aboutalebi denied participation in the takeover of the US embassy, emphasising that he was brought in to translate and negotiate following the occupation.[11][12] Aboutalebi was a student and member of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, comprising students from several major science and technology universities of Tehran, which occupied the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[12] Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a member of the core group who organized and led the embassy takeover, told BBC Persian that Aboutalebi's involvement was peripheral. "Calling him a hostage-taker is simply wrong", Asgharzadeh said.[11]

His only "involvement' with the hostage situation in 79 was that of a translator, because his English was that good. He well may have saved American lives, not harmed them, by providing accurate translations

And why sir, if you have just a little appreciation for history, did the revolution happen in 79?!? In 1953, the US overturned the democratically elected Dr Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran, and replaced him with the Shah of Iran, a tin-pot despot ever willing to subjugate his own people, and do whatever the US told him to do. His SAVAK, or secret police, were among the most brutal on this planet; and THAT is saying something.

By 1979, the Iranian people had had enough of this guy, thank you very much, and revolted against him.

Mr. President, can you blame them for having done that, under the circumstances of having had their democracy stolen right out from under them? I don't think reasonable people can. We are all (and I hope you are there with this) living in the 21st century right now. This guy has made certain that he has had a world class education, and worked to be of service to his country as a diplomat; not lurking about and blowing things or people up.

So please, Mr. President this is an international embarrassment of monumental proportions. Can you PLEASE have someone from the State Department just talk to the guy?!?

Apr 19 06:52

Seed Wars: Latin America Strikes Back Against Monsanto

Boasting more back channels and revolving doors with national and regional governments than most other companies on the planet, Monsanto is used to getting its way. With the direct assistance of the U.S. government and diplomatic services, the company goes from strength to strength, regardless of its myriad scandals.

Apr 19 06:50

8 mumps cases at NJ college

The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

The school says it has told faculty and staff members who are unsure of their immunization status to check with their health providers.

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BUT... if these kids were fully vaccinated against the disease, WHY DID THEY GET ILL?!? What happened to the formulation of the vaccine that this happened? Someone had better get to the CEOs of the companies which manufactured this vaccine, and find out what the heck went south here.

Apr 19 06:46

What Happened To The Middle Class? The Infographic

Restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are struggling, while high end dining is flourishing. At GE, demand for high-end dishwashers is racing ahead of sales growth for mass-market models. The increased wealth of highly skilled workers, the insane wealth of those with capital, and the outsourcing of lower skilled jobs have left us all asking, “what happened to the middle class?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The middle class in this country is "gone, baby GONE!!", as the jobs which used to maintain the middle class are continuing to be offshored and outsourced to the cheapest centers of labor.

The destruction of the middle class in this country is also very deliberate, courtesy of the last several administrations, as most protest movements tended to come from the middle class.

Apr 19 06:44

M7.8 - 68km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Apr 19 05:59

The Most Irony Ever: Food Poisoning Strikes Diners at Gov't Food Safety Summit

I'm always making a joke that our overblown government couldn't even get together and make a noodle salad without finding some magical way to screw it up.

Apparently, and sadly so, that snarky bit of sarcasm isn't all that far off the mark.

Food served at a Food Safety Summit held earlier this month between several of our federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Big Food industry giants the likes of Tyson, ConAgra and McDonald's, actually gave some of the people who attended food poisoning.

Apr 19 05:48

Was this woman murdered to cover up (British MP) Cyril Smith's sex ring?

..behind the guest house doors, commercial sex was also available, and there have been allegations that underage boys from at least one children’s home were made available there to paedophiles.

For several years, a list of alleged ‘VIP’ customers of the guest house has been circulated by child welfare campaigners. Among the names are a number of senior MPs, a high-ranking policeman, a leading tycoon, figures from the National Front and Sinn Fein, an official of the Royal Household, an MI5 officer, two pop stars and the traitorous Soviet spy Anthony Blunt.

It is unlikely if we shall ever know for sure how many of these men even went near Rock’s Lane. But certainly one of those identified on the list was Sir Cyril Smith.

In his sparse living room, with the television blaring, David Issett also volunteered the politician’s name — as well as a claim which goes to the heart of another, potentially even more sinister, story of sex and Establishment cover-up.

Apr 19 05:35

"Enhanced Interrogation"

One interrogator told me what he would do to my five-year-old daughter in details that destroyed me.

Apr 19 05:06

CIA Doctor: Torture Worked

Dr. James Elmer Mitchell, the psychologist behind the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program, spoke out for the first time Friday. "I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country

Apr 19 04:44

FBI agents killed my son to keep him silent: Ibragim Todashev’s father

The father of the man killed by FBI during questioning about his relationship with one of the suspects of Boston Marathon bombings says agents interrogated his son for hours, and finally killed him to silence him.

Video: The Unexplained FBI Assassination of Ibragim Todashev | Exclusive I...

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Apr 18 23:28

Report: Orders demanding Jews to register in Ukraine are fake

According to articles published by Israeli news organization Ynet and USA Today, the new government in a pro-Russian sector of Ukraine was handing out flyers demanding that Jewish people register with the government or face deportation.

Apr 18 19:35

NM Radiation Leak Called 'Dirty-Bomb' by Noted Author, Judge, & TV/Radio Personality William Boardman | WIPP Files

A thorough treatment of the crisis to date.

...The first thing the U.S. government and the government contractor charged with running the supposedly secure radioactive waste project immediately did, when faced with the first-time-ever release of radioactivity from the underground site, was not tell anyone anything. They told no one the truth for four days, even though the truth didn’t seem all that bad, as such things go. Unless contradictory data emerged, this would seem to be a brief release of a relatively small amount of very dangerous isotopes from nuclear weapons waste stored half a mile underground in a salt deposit. While the full scope of the release remains unknown weeks later, it seems clear that this was no Fukushima, except for the operators’ default to instant deceit....

...Among the details that remain unclear about this WIPP accident are how long it took the system to detect the release and how much Plutonium and Americium were released. The government’s initial position was none. That wouldn’t last long....

Guest post. Highly recommended.

Apr 18 19:13

Liberty Movement Rising

The label of “fringe” is a common one used by statists, bureaucrats and paid shills in order to marginalize those who would stand against government corruption. The primary assertion being sold is that the “majority” joyously supports the establishment, and the majority, of course, is always right.

The liberty movement, which is a collection of numerous freedom organizations and political activists brought together by a shared philosophical bond, has been accused of “fringe” status for quite some time. With corporatist dominance over the mainstream media for decades backing an elitist machine in Washington and a global banking cartel footing the bill with money created from thin air, any such accusation can be made to seem “real” to those who are unaware.

Apr 18 19:12

Assemblywoman Fiore: The Truth About the Bundy's Vs. BLM


I had the privilege and opportunity to learn to make a calf suck a bottle to save her life. It’s going to take a lot to revive the calves that were nearly dead when they were returned to the Bundy Ranch because they had been separated from their mothers during the roundup, and a few most likely won’t make it.

This isn’t my normal, nice, politically correct email, so hang on to your seats. I can tell you that after everything I’ve seen, this roundup was not about grazing fees.

Apr 18 19:06

Mastermind of CIA torture program describes it a 'success'

The mastermind of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program has hit the headlines after seven years to defend the spy agency’s torture techniques.

In an interview with the Guardian published on Friday, James Elmer Mitchell has described the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program as a “success”.

Apr 18 19:04

3 Million Customer Credit, Debit Cards Stolen in Michaels, Aaron Brothers Breaches

Nationwide arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. said today that two separate eight-month-long security breaches at its stores last year may have exposed as many as 3 million customer credit and debit cards.

Apr 18 18:58

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data

The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded "dangerous" by tax professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.

Despite fears that it could jeopardise the principle of taxpayer confidentiality, the legislation would allow HMRC to release anonymised tax data to third parties including companies, researchers and public bodies where there is a public benefit. According to HMRC documents, officials are examining "charging options".

Apr 18 18:54

More delays for controversial NHS data harvesting programme as Government adviser says scheme was mishandled

After the Daily Mail repeatedly highlighted concerns among GPs and patients that sensitive information would be passed on to commercial firms or be at risk from hackers, the scheme has been postponed until October.

But Dame Fiona told Radio 4’s PM programme yesterday that even that delay may not be long enough and said public information campaigns were ‘not clear enough’.

Apr 18 18:49

Bank and insurers sending customers policy documents with more words than Macbeth, survey finds

Insurers and banks have come under attack for sending customers reams of unnecessary policy documents that are even longer than Macbeth.

Nearly three quarters of consumers admitted to not reading all of their policy documents or T&Cs because they were too long.

While only 17 per cent of people who did read it in full said they understood it, according to the survey of more than 2,000 people.

Consumer group Fairer Finance, who commissioned the survey, has launched a campaign against the book-length policy documents that are riddled with legalese and jargon.

Several terms and conditions sent out to customers were found to be nearly twice the length of Shakespeare’s Macbeth - which is 19,000 words long.

Apr 18 18:47

Rare ‘Perry Mason’ moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers

A seemingly routine suppression hearing in a suburban Chicago courthouse last month took an unexpected dramatic turn when video from a police car was introduced that disproved the testimony of five police officers.

Apr 18 18:47

Barclays new overdraft rates nearly as bad as payday loans: Banks being investigated by regulator over charges

Bank overdraft charges are being investigated amid evidence that some are almost as expensive as payday loans.

Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority fears customers may not understand how fees are worked out in systems that can vary widely between banks.

Barclays is changing to a new charging regime which it says will be simpler for customers. However some will see their charges rise by as much as 15 times, although Barclays says the majority will pay the same or be better off.

But the move has triggered a backlash on the bank’s Facebook page, with customers threatening to leave in protest.

Apr 18 18:46

British Gas staff 'paid bonuses tripling their £25,000 salaries if they inflate customers' bills by 60% by targeting charities and small businesses'

British Gas is paying staff bonuses to inflate customers’ bills by up to 60 per cent, a whistleblower has claimed.

The former employee said he felt ‘disgusted’ by the policy, which encouraged staff to target charities and small businesses and sell them the most expensive deals possible.

Employees were told they could triple their £25,000 salary through commission if they sold the highest-priced tariffs to enough customers.

Churches and charities – including the Scouts – were among those targeted by the policy, the whistleblower said, with some organisations ending up £2,000 a year worse off.

Apr 18 18:45

Gay Police Chief Fired "I would much rather have somebody who drank and drank too much taking care of my child than somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children"

About 100 residents of this small Dillon County town showed up for a special meeting of the town council Thursday night, all with one subject on their mind: Crystal Moore’s firing from the police chief post by Mayor Earl Bullard.

Apr 18 17:07


All the new Ubuntu based LTS operating systems are being released!

Apr 18 17:03

Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and tablets

Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linux distro. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (code named: Trusty Tahr) is part of its long term support series which means it will receive support and security updates for five years rather than the usual nine months. That's a major deal for companies using either on desktops and servers. But servers and enterprise desktops aren't where the excitement lies. What makes Trusty a huge deal for Canonical is that it finally makes the OS ready to use on touchscreens, high DPI displays and tablets.

Apr 18 16:11

Secrecy And Lies: Government Collusion With The GM Biotech Sector In Britain

In 2012, the current British Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson called concerns over the use of GM foods “complete nonsense” in an outright attack on valid concerns about GMOs (1). Since then, through comments and speeches, he has consistently voiced unqualified support for the GM food industry.

Apr 18 15:52

A Brief History of SSRI Shootings

Apr 18 15:20

Sharing – the alternative inequality and collapse

Graham Peebles explains why redistribution – or sharing – of resources, skills and knowledge is the common sense option to the prevalent neo-liberal model, which is promoting inequality and destroying social cohesion.

Apr 18 15:07

WATCH Americas Book of Secrets S03E04 The Gold Conspiracy

I just received word from the Producer of "America's Book of Secrets" that I do in fact appear on the new episode tomorrow, "The Gold Conspiracy." The official air time is 10pm/9c, but you need to check your local listings. Out here in Hawaii the show is on at 4PM, and tomorrow H2 is stripping multiple episodes of "America's Book of Secrets" all day long, so oyu need to check your local listings and specifically look for "The Gold Conspiracy."

Apr 18 15:04

#there_was_no_Palestine collection

Some of @sabbah photo collection of Palestine ( Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine ). See gallery -->

Apr 18 15:01

42 new Ebola cases reported in West Africa: WHO

A total of 42 new cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), including suspected and confirmed cases, were reported in West Africa in the past three days, according to a latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).

In an EVD status update published Thursday on its website, the WHO says that death toll from the Ebola virus increased from 121 to 137 in the past three days, with most of the new deaths, or 87 percent, reported in Guinea.

The total number of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has jumped from 194 to 236 in the past three days. Most of the new cases came from Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for "We have it nearly contained."

Apr 18 14:59

Michigan police take on ‘disgruntled veteran’ in hostage drill

Michigan police trained to shoot and kill a disgruntled military veteran at the state’s Fed­eral Correctional Institution this week as part of a multi-agency hostage drill

Apr 18 14:48

Vermont Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law

The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.

Apr 18 14:38

The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance

After U.S. neocons helped stir up a crisis in Ukraine—with a big assist from the biased American press corps – the Obama administration looked for a diplomatic off-ramp, but this pattern of hyped outrage and belated reconciliation is a risky way to make foreign policy, says Robert Parry.

Apr 18 14:23

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty. It's not so much an issue of the gas itself, but who gets to decide how it gets to market and where he or she resides.

Apr 18 13:55

Louisville Kentucky to pay whistleblower cop $450,000

Louisville Metro Government has agreed to pay $450,000 to a former police detective who says he was demoted to patrol officer on the graveyard shift for trying to help an imprisoned woman prove her innocence on a homicide charge.

Apr 18 13:42

Landmark case sees Pirate Bay user hit with 5-year sentence

A man who uploaded a single movie to The Pirate Bay kickstarting South Africa’s first online piracy case has been sentenced today

Apr 18 13:40

Kremlin calls on West not to treat Russia as naughty schoolchild

Kremlin called the position of the West on Ukraine a “hypocrisy fair”.

Apr 18 13:35

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US

United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

One week earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the Obama administration was opposed to Iran’s request to have Hamid Aboutalebi serve as the Islamic Republic’s ambassador to the UN.

Apr 18 13:33

Dear NATO: Are You Lying about Russia or Simply Incompetent?

On 14 April 2014 NATO issued a “fact sheet” titled, “Russia’s Accusations – setting the record straight.” In the course of setting the record straight, the NATO fact sheet made the following false assertion: “Russian officials claim that US and German officials promised in 1990 that NATO would not expand into Eastern and Central Europe, build military infrastructure near Russia’s borders or permanently deploy troops there.”

Apr 18 13:32

Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR! This cannot be allowed to stand!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 13:06

BIS: The most powerful bank in the world announces crash

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees the current situation on the financial markets as worse than before the Lehman bankruptcy. The warning of the BIS could be the reason why the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to continue indefinitely to print money: Central banks have lost control of the debt-flood and give up.

The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue indefinitely to print money might have come from "orders from above".
Apparently, it dawns on the central banks that the situation is extremely critical.

Apr 18 13:05

37% of Voters Fear the Federal Government

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not, but another 17% are not sure.

Perhaps in part that’s because 54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Just 22% see the government as a protector of individual rights, and that’s down from 30% last November. Slightly more (24%) are now undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We need to get 100% of the slaves to be afraid of us!" -- Harry Reed

Apr 18 13:03

Advice to Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

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Apr 18 12:49

Today's GMO Propaganda Message Brought to You by Your Friendly Neighborhood Wegmans

We can all breathe a sigh of relief about that whole GMO thing. Wegmans, vendor of aisle after aisle of artificial food-like substances, has debunked the terrifying myth we were so worried about. Silly us - this warm, comforting letter from Senior Vice President Mary Ellen Burris puts it all into perspective.

Apr 18 12:48

Dollar dying; multi-polar world in offing

One of the unintended consequences of their stupidity is the fact that because of the foolish US decision to impose economic sanctions on Russia over Crimea’s annexation, Washington has forced Moscow to react by selling Gazprom bonds not in the dollar market but rather in the fast-emerging Chinese Yuan. The US has just shot itself in the foot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The dollar is no longer the global currency?!? That means we actually have to make quality products that other nations will buy. We actually have to grow healthy food for export! I don;t know how to do that shit. We're SCREWED!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 12:44

The Corruption of Mainstream Media

First the good news: The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was not only the best covered of its awards this year, but it recognized a series of disclosures that made many media outlets nervous, if not adversarial – the publication of National Security Agency secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.

Apr 18 12:33

Gunmen storm South Sudan UN base killing 20

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said.

Apr 18 12:31

Vaccine Failure -- Over 1000 Got Mumps in NY in Last Six Months

The boy had been fully vaccinated against the mumps, as had 77 percent of the patients in New Jersey. The vaccine is not 100 percent effective, according to the CDC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If 77% of the Mumps patients got Mumps, they got it FROM the vaccine!

Apr 18 12:29

Hyper-Surveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism.

Apr 18 12:19

Measles Witch Hunt: Anti-Vax Parents Burned at the Propaganda Stake

Stories about measles outbreaks in New York, California, and Texas have been in the news lately, complete with fear-inducing headlines and pro-vaccine propaganda.

Naturally, those who choose to opt out of vaccinations tend to be blamed for outbreaks.

Vaccine proponents will claim that the measles immunization is to thank for the lack of deaths from the disease in the United States. But is that accurate?

Apr 18 11:54

US dollar dying as tensions over Ukraine heat up

The US dollar is losing its dominance on global trade amid spiraling tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, says an analyst.

Apr 18 11:47

Bundy Ranch Standoff, exclusive video report by Michael Flynn

Apr 18 11:43

Revolutionary Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies Aged 87

The worlds of literature and revolutionary politics joined yesterday in tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died at his Mexico City home on Thursday.

One of the most influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s contradictions to life and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of daily life that made the extraordinary seem almost routine.

Apr 18 11:35

War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims

Ian Morris has stuck his dog's ear in his mouth, snapped a selfie, and proclaimed "Man Bites Dog." His new book War: What Is It Good For? Conflict and Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots is intended to prove that war is good for children and other living things. It actually proves that defenders of war are growing desperate for arguments.

Apr 18 11:34

More Propaganda: Fake Leaflets Telling Jews to Register or be Deported

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The leaflets making international news yesterday for claiming that the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine were requiring Jews to register with the new “People’s Republic of Donetsk” or be deported are now largely accepted as having been fake.

Earlier this week, Jews exiting a synagogue were handed leaflets by men wearing balaclavas and Russian flags informing them that they were required to register themselves and a list of their property as well as pay a registration fee or they would face deportation, have their citizenship revoked, or have their belongings confiscated...

Apr 18 11:31

Money and Income Inequality - Why the Fight Must be Broadened

Rob Urie
RINF Alternative News

Part of the challenge of addressing political economy is the different realms that economic and philosophical discourse exist in. Western (capitalist) economics can be informed by history but it can’t accommodate it. This can be seen in response to French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century.’ The effort, nay contrived ‘necessity,’ of quantifying income distribution across history, as Piketty has done, places it at the center of what could in different terms leave it as bit player, as artifact rather than base discursive fact. This isn’t to argue that income distribution isn’t ‘important.’

Apr 18 11:15

Pro-Russian Activists Refuse To Leave Occupied Buildings

Pro-Russian activists who have occupied government buildings in over 10 Ukrainian cities said today they would not leave until the unelected Kiev government resigns.

Denis Pushilin of the Donetsk People’s Republic organisation told reporters that the activists did not recognise the Ukrainian government as legitimate.

Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US agreed on Thursday that paramilitary groups in Ukraine should leave official buildings.

Apr 18 11:13

Girls only! Ukraine imposes travel restrictions on Russian men

Russian men aged 16 to 60 entering Ukraine without their families will only be allowed in if they have close relatives or an invitation, according to Ukrainian officials. Previously, all Russians could travel to Ukraine with just their internal IDs.

Apr 18 11:11

Female Russian journo beaten while covering chaotic base siege in Ukraine

More than ten thousand Russians have already been denied entry to Ukraine recently - including dozens of journalists covering the crisis. Two Russian journalists say they were detained and beaten by Ukrainian troops in the aftermath of protesters' attempts to seize a military base in the southern city of Mariupol.

Apr 18 11:10

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

AP Chief Medical Writer= The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain â?? evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

Apr 18 11:01

BEX ALERT - Glenn Beck tries to link Muslims to Boston Marathon bombing!

For The Record: Exposing the radical mosque tied to Boston Marathon bombers

Apr 18 11:00

LOOK ! Proof That Craft or Blackwater Agents did the Boston Marathon Bombing Event !

Apr 18 10:57

Court documents: Fast and Furious guns flown back into Texas and New Mexico

Remember the mountain of lies we have heard from the Obama administration, specifically Attorney General Eric Holder, regarding Operation Fast and Furious?

Apr 18 10:56

Europe understands there is no backtracking on Crimea according to Russia's ambassador to the EU

Europe is fully aware that there is no and there will be no backtracking on Crimea, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday.

Apr 18 10:53

Prelude to Economic Disaster: Billionaire Liquidates All Real Estate Ahead of Crash

Something is amiss, and the fact that no one in the mainstream, which is where tens of millions of Americans get their “facts,” is really talking about it should be a blaring alarm.

Apr 18 10:51

Do you think the White House ordered the IRS to target Obama's critics?

YES, and this is impeachable.
97% (743 votes)
NO, the IRS acted on their own.
3% (23 votes)
Total votes: 766
Apr 18 10:45

Judge Won't Let Boston Bomb Suspect See Evidence on Brother's Recruitment by the FBI

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, seeking to spare him from the death penalty, lost a bid to force the U.S. to turn over evidence that may show his older brother radicalized him and led the attack.

The request for material about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout after the bombing, was denied yesterday in Boston by U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr., who didn’t elaborate on the decision handed down just days after the one-year anniversary of the terror attack.

Apr 18 10:44

The BLM is a Property Manager, Not Our Landlord

The tens of millions of acres controlled the Federal government contain a vast amount of natural and minerals resources that the people of Nevada are unable to access as long as the Bureau of Land Management continues to control the natural resources that belong to the people living in Nevada.

The rules and regulations of agencies such as the EPA and the BLM are not laws. Congress is the only body authorized by the Constitution to make laws. We are expected to obey the laws or statutes passed by Congress that are Constitutional, but are not required to comply with rules, regulations, codes and ordinances that violate the Constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government is stealing OUR land to pledge as collateral on THEIR borrowing. This is like me taking out a mortgage using your house as collateral then letting you lose your house when I decide not to repay the loan.

It is time to take back OUR nation from the unconstitutional and hence illegitimate government and the crooks therein such as Harry Reid.

Apr 18 10:41

Mysterious American plane lands in Iran, no one knows (or will say) why

President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.

Apr 18 10:36

Strike Back: Support Your Local Community Agriculture & Defund Big Agra

One way to fight the power of Big Agra and, in turn, fight for issues you care about – like, perhaps, promoting Organic food, avoiding pesticides and GMOs, or promoting the local economy – is to support your local farmer. (video)

Apr 18 10:31

Kerry's speech on Ukraine "Jews must register" hoax proves ...

He was in on the hoax from the start.
11% (95 votes)
He is a moron.
7% (56 votes)
82% (684 votes)
Total votes: 835
Apr 18 10:29

Obviously No Teleprompter was Available as Bumbling Obama all but 'Calls Out' Putin

Even though an agreement has been reached in Geneva regarding a de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Obama is once again messing things up by attempting to speak without a script.

As well as the "I'll believe it when I see it" comment broadcast by the BBC, he has all but called out Putin with his comments of the superior military might of the USA.

Apr 18 10:28

East Ukraine Jew Registration Tale Reeks of CIA Psyop

In a rapidly spreading sensationalist story about the evils of the pro-Russian (translation: anti-austerity) opposition in East Ukraine a particularly lurid piece of vile propaganda has been launched into the US state-corporate media echo chamber. There has been an amazing discovery of leaflets distributed in Donetsk requiring all Jews over the age of 16 to register with the authorities, the culprit behind this obvious false flag operation is the vaunted bastion of dumbed down American journalism USA Today - which is written at about a seventh grade reading level. For those who have a functional memory this is an exact duplicate of that 2006 hoax that there was a new law in Iran requiring Jews to wear a yellow badge in Iran, a massive neocon promulgated lie that was nearly immediately retracted.

Apr 18 10:27

Oath Keepers from Across the Country Pour into Nevada

Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid has called these Patriots "domestic terrorists", the militia members and Oath Keepers there to support Cliven Bundy have peacefully assembled in Bunkerville, Nevada for more than a week to protect the rancher from armed federal land grabbers. Although the BLM has allegedly backed off citing "safety concerns," the surly Senator Reid (who has incidentally been busted with his hand in the $5 million solar power cookie jar) commented, “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Because of statements like Reid's, a request was made by Oath Keeper's founder Stewart Rhodes for reinforcements. (video)

Apr 18 10:21

Deflating the American bully, the world raises its fists

Excellent quote from the only undefeated heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano!
49 wins 43 knockouts NO DEFEATS!

"Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano.

Bullies historically, nationally, and American have all suffered from an arrogance born from remaining unchallenged after vanquishing weaker foes. Flush with the illusion of invincibility the world-wide bully, America, has reaped its terror on scores of the world's countries and their citizens. What all bullies fear most is a challenger.

Apr 18 10:16

Medical misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans a year – study

Around one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a US emergency room or community health clinic receives a misguided diagnosis, a new study found, estimating that 12 million Americans a year are affected by erroneous medical conclusions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That happened to me last February. The first doctor I saw said that all I had was an upper respiratory infection and sent me home with recommendations to buy some over-the-counter medications. Two days later I was in the ER with mycoplasma pneumonia and wound up with a ten day hospital stay, which might have been considerably less had the first doctor know what he was doing.

Apr 18 10:13

James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country' - Guardian

Dr James Elmer Mitchell has been called a war criminal and a torturer. He has been the subject of an ethics complaint, and his methods have been criticized in reports by two congressional committees and by the CIA's internal watchdog.

But the retired air force psychologist insists he is not the monster many have portrayed him to be.

"The narrative that's out there is, I walked up to the gate of the CIA, knocked on the door and said: 'Let me in, I want to torture people, and I can show you how to do it.' Or someone put out an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Wanted: psychologist who is willing to design torture program.' It's a lot more complicated than that," Mitchell told the Guardian in his first public comments since he was linked to the CIA's enhanced interrogation program seven years ago.

Apr 18 10:06

Ukrainian Offensive Falters

Western media headlined it. The New York Times said “Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to a Halt.” Things “unraveled in disarray.”

An “entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles…surrendered or pull(ed) back…It was a glaring humiliation for the new government in Kiev. (Events) underscored (its) weakness.”

The Wall Street Journal said “Ukraine’s Efforts to Regain Control of East Sputter.” Locals “halted army columns.”