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Jun 10 11:17

BILDERBERG GROUP’S TRANSHUMANIST CORPORATE COMMUNISM

The elusive, secretive Bilderberger Group is set to meet this week in Watford, England with plans to reportedly hand the “baton” of leadership on to Google. I recall back in 1999 first reading about the Bilderberg Group on an obscure conspiracy site now long gone. At that time, if you mentioned the Bilderberg Group or other leftist elite combines, you were considered insane. Indeed, even a few years ago, major news and so-called “conservative” news refused to mention Bilderberg, with neo-con talkmongers cowering to what they falsely consider capitalism. While it may be considered a good sign that Bilderberg is now appearing in mainstream news due to sites like Drudge and Infowars forcing the elite entity into public view, Bilderberg is still able to hide behind a mask of so-called capitalism.

Jun 10 10:14

Why are Congressmen Signing Non-Disclosure Forms on Obama’s Secret Treaty?

Those who have been to this classified room to read it cannot discuss; and, it has been stated, most recently by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), that members of Congress are required "to sign a non-disclosure agreement" that assures no member who has read it will discuss it.

According to former Arkansas Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, "Obamatrade is a secret deal that most members of Congress who support it admit they haven't been to the secret room to read the secret deal."

Jun 10 10:06

Imperial Overstech

Toward the end of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, America stood alone at the top of the world — the sole superpower.

After five weeks of “shock and awe” and 100 hours of combat, Saddam’s army had fled Kuwait back up the road to Basra and Bagdad.

Jun 10 10:05

WH struggles to explain press evacuation, while first family & employees stayed

White House spokesman Josh Earnest was stumped by agitated reporters demanding to know why the West Wing staff and the first family remained in the building during a bomb threat, while journalists were evacuated by the Secret Service.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Another indicator that the bomb scare was a PR device to convince America of the "need" to continue total phone surveillance.

Jun 10 09:59

'What an Ego!': Judge Jeanine Rips Obama's 'Most Respected Country' Claim

On "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Obama for saying that he's restored the United States as "the most respected country on Earth."

"With all due respect, Mr. President, I’m not sure if you're delusional or you just think that we are," Judge Jeanine said. "We're the most respected country on Earth because of you? And you say this why?"

Jun 10 09:59

Al-Sisi is pushing Egypt away from democracy: US report

A year of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s presidency has shown “negative” progression towards an environment of democracy and human rights in a newly surfaced US State Department report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yeah, but that was what we wanted when we kicked Morsi out!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 10 09:11

Jeb Bush in Berlin: remember my dad's role in cold war, not my brother's in Iraq

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, with a Bush you get a War. I got it!

Jun 10 08:56

Obama weighs adding hundreds more troops in Iraq

The White House is considering a proposal to send several hundred U.S. military personnel to Iraq to accelerate training of Iraq's forces following a major setback against Islamic State militants, a U.S. official familiar with the plan said Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But his own kids will not be going.

Jun 10 08:53

TIGTA: IRS Can’t Verify Qualifications For Obamacare Subsidies

In response to the delays in receiving required Exchange Periodic Data submissions, the IRS developed contingency plans in an effort to improve its ability to ensure the accuracy of PTC claims. However, without the required enrollment data from the Exchanges, the IRS will be unable to ensure that all taxpayers claiming the PTC bought insurance through an Exchange as required.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is there anything about Obamacare that is actually working? Anything at all?

Jun 10 07:58

Despite G7 propaganda, it's clear Russia has better things to do than start WW3

Instead of a real G7, we have a farce. An American dominated talking shop where the US President allows 'friendly' foreign leaders to tickle his belly for a couple of days. There is no dissent. Washington's dominance goes unquestioned and everyone has a jolly time. Especially since they kicked out Russia last year - Vladimir Putin was the only guest who challenged the consensus.

Jun 10 07:26

White House bomb scare: US Secret Service officers being hired without proper security clearances?

The emergency evacuation at White House Press Briefing room has again turned the spotlight on the US Secret Services which has been reportedly rushing to hire officers in large numbers, recruiting dozens even without proper security clearances.
According to a Washington Post report, the US Secret Services is suffering from an “administrative backlog” as a result of higher-than-normal rate of recruitment in the aftermath of a series of security lapses at the White House.

Jun 10 06:54

IRS EMAILS ADMIT THEY KNOW TARGETING ACTIVISTS IS WRONG BUT DON'T CARE

The DOJ won't prosecute IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt! Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014.

Jun 09 22:51

Obama Wants More Sanctions against Russia

Obama commented after two days of G-7 discussions. He repeated tired old demagogic boilerplate we’ve heard many times before.

“(W)e’re…here to stand up for the fundamental principles that we share as democracies: for freedom; for peace; for the right of nations and peoples to decide their own destiny; for universal human rights and the dignity of every human being,” he blustered.

Jun 09 15:07

Obama’s ‘G-1-plus-6?

As much as President Obama needs President Putin’s help on Syria, Iran and other global hotspots, he has fallen in line behind U.S. hardliners in seeking to ratchet up the confrontation over Ukraine and now is trying to bring the Europeans along at the G-7.

Jun 09 13:47

Washington’s death squads

In a lengthy article published Sunday, the New York Times provided a glimpse into the criminal and grisly methods employed by Seal Team 6, a secret unit within the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

The unit was made famous by the phony accounts of its assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, cover stories that were blown last month by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh, who exposed the operation as the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed and decrepit individual who had been fingered by Pakistani intelligence.

Jun 09 11:54

Secret Service evacuates WH press briefing room

Officials told all reporters to evacuate the White House press briefing room and the North Lawn on Tuesday afternoon. No reason was immediately given.

White House journalists have been moved into a tunnel that leads from the White House to another building. Secret Service has covered all robotic cameras operated by CNN on the North Lawn and in the briefing room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The story is that someone phoned both the White House and the Congress with a bomb threat. This feels like a propaganda stunt to prove why total phone surveillance must be allowed to continue.

Jun 09 11:23

Obama’s EPA Regulations: 6,552x As Long As Constitution; 46x As Long As Bible

EPA has issued an average of about 1.45 regulations per calendar day since Obama became president -- Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,373 new final regulations, equaling 29,770 pages in the Federal Register and totaling approximately 29,770,000 words, according to a count of the regulations published in the Federal Register.

Jun 09 11:19

The White House’s Contingency Plan if it Loses on Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Blame Republicans

Obamacare continues pathetic downward spiral -- The White House has long insisted that it has no contingency plans in place should the Supreme Court rule against the administration in King v. Burwell, a case that challenges the legality of Obamacare’s subsidies in the 36 states that opted not to create their own health insurance exchanges under the law.

Jun 09 11:13

DHS IS TRAINING EMS AND FIREFIGHTERS FOR URBAN WARFARE

DHS's new "First Responder Guide For Improving Survivability In IED or Active Shooter Incidents" describes in great detail how firefighters and EMS personnel are being trained by DHS and work alongside law enforcement. In it's "First Responder"guide, DHS claims active shooter incidents and IED's in America are increasing.

Jun 09 11:03

MEET RCEP: YET ANOTHER BIG BAD TRADE AGREEMENT NO ONE HAS HEARD OF

Between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the six states with which ASEAN has existing FTAs (Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand). RCEP negotiations were formally launched in November 2012 at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.

Jun 09 10:49

Clinton charity took up to $10 MILLION donation from African church which called homosexuals 'devils' - despite Hillary's support for gay marriage

Hillary Clinton's charity accepted a substantial donation from an anti-gay African church which has likened homosexuals to the Devil, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

The 2016 Presidential candidate took money for her sprawling health nonprofit from the Cameroon Baptist Convention whose official policy is that being gay 'contradicts God's purpose for human sexuality'.

Jun 09 10:42

Obama blasts Supreme Court for accepting challenge to health care law

President Obama assaulted the nation's top court and seemed to criticize the U.S. legal system as a whole Monday, with the former constitutional law professor declaring that the Supreme Court was wrong to even accept a challenge to his signature health care reform law and deriding the fact that an “individual district court judge” was able to derail his deportation amnesty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama's getting too big for his britches! He seems to forget that as the head of the Executive Branch, his job is to execute the will of the Congress, but only after the Supreme Court verifies the Constitutionality of the law. The President presides, he does not dictate. Obama has forgotten that simple rule.

Jun 09 10:25

American Treachery in the Attack on the USS Liberty Much Deeper Than Previously Assumed

It has long been assumed that Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty was just another of her made-to-order false flag operations done simply for the purpose of dragging an unwilling America into a Middle East war on the side of the Jewish state. However, new information uncovered by former BBC investigative journalist Peter Hounam reveals that America–and more specifically the administration of Lyndon Johnson–was not as much the unsuspecting victim in all of this that she has claimed these last 40 years. Based on relatively new evidence, the attack on the Liberty was actually part of a much larger plan and that the Liberty incident was just one domino in a series of them that had as the ultimate goal a real-live shooting war between the US and the USSR.

Jun 09 10:24

Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court’s decision on spying

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.

Jun 09 10:20

Former Italian President: CIA & Mossad Were Behind 9/11

An older article from Salem News, but a good reminder: “Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who died in 2010, the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper in 2007 that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Jun 09 09:59

Washington’s Death Squads

In a lengthy article published Sunday, the New York Times provided a glimpse into the criminal and grisly methods employed by Seal Team 6, a secret unit within the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

The unit was made famous by the phony accounts of its assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, cover stories that were blown last month by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh, who exposed the operation as the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed and decrepit individual who had been fingered by Pakistani intelligence.

What the Times account makes clear—whatever the newspaper’s intentions and its undoubted vetting of its material with the Pentagon and the White House—is that in the pursuit of its global interests, the United States government has become ever more dependent upon the murderous operations of secret death squads.

Jun 09 09:51

Hillary's plans to stuff the ballot box

Since Hillary won’t have the youthful exuberance that propelled Obama to his unlikely double victory, she plans to build a whole new electorate out of people who didn’t vote for Obama. That’s the gist of her speech in Houston last week, which her friends at MSNBC called a “far-reaching vision for expanding access to the ballot box.”

Who are the new voters to whom Hillary wants to give “access to the ballot box”? They include felons and non-citizens, along with anyone who can’t prove identity, citizenship, or residence within the voting precinct.

She also plans to harvest millions of new votes by expanding the dangerous practices of same-day registration and early voting, which enable Democrats to badger, berate, bribe, or bamboozle reluctant low-information voters to the polls. Democratic Party and union workers can identify reluctant voters and harass them until the party worker verifies that they have actually cast their ballot.

Jun 09 09:40

3 Hours and 47 Minutes After Obama Says He’ll Sign Law BANNING Bulk Collection, DOJ Asks Secret Court to CONTINUE Bulk Collection

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.

The legal request, filed nearly four hours after Barack Obama vowed to sign a new law banning precisely the bulk collection he asks the secret court to approve, also suggests that the administration may not necessarily comply with any potential court order demanding that the collection stop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Told ya! :)

Jun 08 20:18

Congress Didn't Notice the FBI Creating a 'Small Air Force' for Surveillance

: Excessive executive branch secrecy and the legislature’s oversight failures
Last week, Americans learned that even as the NSA collected information on their telephone and Internet behavior, the FBI was using fictitious companies to secretly operate what the AP called “a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cell phone surveillance technology.” The news organization reported that surveillance flights may be more than a decade old, and identified “more than 100 flights since late April orbiting both major cities and rural areas.”

Jun 08 20:10

6 Things That Could’ve Been Bought With The $1.5 Trillion The Government Spent Developing The F-35 Fighter Jet

With huge design flaws, the enormously expensive F-35 fighter jet is completely unsuitable for combat. Uncle Sam’s expenditure on this jet is just the latest astonishing example of out-of-control government spending. Here are some other things that could’ve been purchased with the $1.5 trillion that the F-35 cost to develop.

Jun 08 15:13

Obama lambasts Putin: you're wrecking Russia to recreate Soviet empire

At the G7 summmit, US president warns that ‘additional steps’ could be taken if Russia were to ‘double down’ on behaviour in Ukraine.

Chutzpah, anyone?

Jun 08 14:43

Did “China” Really Say “War” With the United States is “Inevitable”?

Spoiler: No.

It would seem a certain amount of foreign affairs reporting starts out as pabulum fed by the government and its loyal allies to available journos, who further if incompletely digest it and then crap it out on the digital pages of various newspapers, magazines, and think tank white papers for the delectation of a somewhat undiscriminating public.

Jun 08 12:04

'We Are Many': The Story of Bush and Blair's Great Lie

Tony Blair’s not entirely unexpected resignation from his job as Middle East peace envoy last month – and the ensuing Twitter jokes about it – coincide with the UK release of a documentary film that firmly puts him and George W Bush at the centre of this century’s Middle East disasters.

Jun 08 11:52

Hillary’s huge plummet in new poll

Hillary Rodham Clinton took a serious beating in a poll released Tuesday — with a majority of voters describing her as dishonest and untrustworthy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And we have not even started on the really juicy stuff like Whitewater, Flowerwood, Castle Grande, being fired from the Watergate Committee for ethics violations, Iran-Contra drug running, Cattle Futures, the travel office firings, posing with a known cocaine smuggler in front of the White House Christmas Tree, and of course, Vincent Foster.

Jun 08 11:35

Obama says Supreme Court should never have taken up health law case, in blunt challenge

President Obama bluntly challenged the Supreme Court over a pending ruling on the validity of ObamaCare subsidies, complaining Monday that the court should never have taken up the case -- and warning that a ruling against subsidies would be a "twisted interpretation" of the law.

The president and his administration's legal team for months have fought the Affordable Care Act court challenge, which is over whether people who enrolled through the federal HealthCare.gov are entitled to subsidies.

But the president's comments on Monday, during a press conference on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Germany, were perhaps his toughest to date. He strongly suggested the court would be running afoul of established legal guidance if it rules against the administration, and took the rare step of saying the court should have stayed out of this fight.

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Jun 08 10:20

USS Liberty - Israel's Forgotten Crime

Jun 08 09:54

Here's a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit

The world's most powerful woman, who oversees the richest EU economy, is hosting the Group of Seven (G7) in the remote Bavarian village of Krün at the Schloss Elmau hotel this week.

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Jun 08 09:47

Aloha: Hawaii sends its Obamacare exchange to the death panel

Cue up the Queen soundtrack… another one bites the dust. Hawaii is throwing in the towel and shutting down its state Obamacare exchange. $200M in federal taxpayer cash has essentially disappeared down a rat hole. Customers will instead be directed to the federal system.

Jun 08 09:47

Obama vows he's 'standing up to Russian aggression' at G-7 meeting

President Obama and other world leaders said Sunday there would be no lifting on the economic sanctions against Russia until it reaches a formal peace agreement with the Ukraine. Obama said they were "standing up to Russian aggression."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does he actually think Americans don't know that Ukraine started with the US coup in Kiev?!?

Jun 08 09:35

USS Liberty Cover Up Full Movie The Loss Of Liberty US Navy Army Marines Military

Jun 08 09:32

USS Liberty Dead in the Water (Full Movie) Americans Murdered by Israel

Jun 08 09:30

How To Get Away With Genocide

Chris Duane discusses 3 potential false flags that could be used to radically alter the political and economic landscape. Based on some of the news coming out lately, there are a few signposts worth examining.

Jun 08 09:14

USS Liberty: Government Betrayal and Cover-up Finally Exposed

The assault on the Liberty is well documented. With no warning, the Liberty was attacked by successive waves of unmarked jets using cannon, rockets and napalm. The attacking jets jammed all of the US communications frequencies, an indication they knew the Liberty was an American ship.

The air attack failed to sink the Liberty. About 30 minutes into the attack three torpedo boats appeared flying the Star of David. The Israeli boats were not on a rescue mission. They attacked the Liberty with cannon, machine guns and torpedoes. One torpedo struck the Liberty mid-ship, instantly killing 25 Americans while flooding the lower decks. The Israeli torpedo boats destroyed the life rafts the Liberty launched when the crew prepared to abandon ship, sending the message there’d be no survivors.

Jun 08 08:08

Drone victim sues US government over family deaths in Yemen

A Yemeni man, whose innocent nephew and brother-in-law were killed in an August 2012 U.S. drone strike, has today filed a lawsuit in his ongoing quest for an official apology over his relatives’ deaths.

Jun 08 08:03

Russia, China Not to Accept America’s Vassalage Status Despite US Pressure

The US is playing with fire by instigating a military standoff off Russian and Chinese borders, while neither the South China Sea nor Ukraine can be considered America’s backyards; Washington needs to understand that neither Russia nor China will accept its vassalage status, according to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.

Jun 08 07:59

White House: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

White House reaffirms Washington’s support for Israel's right to defend itself after Israel retaliates for rocket attack on Ashkelon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rockets killed no one, injured no one, and did not cause any property damage at all (good reason to suspect they were fired by Israeli agents provocateurs), nobody took credit, HAMAS denies it was them, yet Israel has a "right" to unleash air strikes and naval bombardment against the civilians of Gaza?

But what can you expect from a President who still insists humans are warming the planet?

Jun 08 07:29

Obama: G7 Agrees Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia's actions in Ukraine are hurting Moscow and the Russian people. He said leaders at the G7 summit agree that sanctions on Russia will remain in place as long as the Minsk cease-fire agreement is being violated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is bogus since it is Kiev that has openly violated the cease fire! Obama's speech (still ongoing) also touched on FIFA! As if that was a world-changing event. Obama has stated Europe's commitment to end fossil fuel use without providing a safe and reliable alternative or explaining why the US is still trying to conquer and control the world's oil-producing regions. And of course he tossed global warming and why it is okay for him to amnesty the illegals without Congress into the mix as well!

In short, there is an obvious disconnect between what Obama is saying at the G7 and what is really going on.

Jun 08 04:21

10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose TPP and TTIP

The U.S. Senate’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation on May 22 means that the TPA bill (also known as “Fast Track”) will soon be up for a vote in the House of Representatives. If the House follows suit and approves it, we can be certain that President Obama and his Republican supporters in Congress will move for expedited action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), both of which, Obama has stated, are top priorities of his administration.

Jun 07 22:00

US Warmongering: Will Germans Again Claim ‘They Didn’t Know’?

This weekend, the German public were similarly applauding Obama as he foisted a pile of ludicrous lies and propaganda in their midst. And yet, all the while, American war crimes and crimes against humanity were being committed unabated all around the world. Germany has an onerous responsibility in Europe to call a halt to Washington’s war machine. Are Germans once again going to tell us someday in the future: "We did not know"?

Jun 07 21:58

NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a “gag order on firearm-related speech,” the National Rifle Association is warning. -- In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.

Jun 07 16:34

Media cover up Bill Clinton's alleged pedophilia on Epstein's 'orgy island'

While the U.S. news media on Sunday breathlessly cover the federal criminal charges against former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican who allegedly attempted to hide more than three million bucks he paid out to conceal past sexual misconduct, the same media outlets are quick to drop -- or ignore -- any stories that might politically harm America's own version of a royal family: the Clintons.

Jun 07 02:05

Obama’s Big Lie on Syria

Despite the risk that Syria’s Christians, Alawites and Shiites will be slaughtered by Sunni extremists, the Obama administration is backing the Saudi-Israeli demand for “regime change” in Damascus, including tweeting bogus accusations linking Syria’s secular regime to ISIS.

Jun 06 13:59

Real Cost of the Obama's Vacations - Sickening

Modern Feudal Serf posted a discussion

Jun 06 13:59

More evidence cited in RICO case against Clintons

In a supplement to his recent motion to the court to have the unit seized, attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch notes that there is new relevant information to bolster his case.

Klayman submitted copies of a Washington Times report that the Clintons’ foundation “set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran.”

Further, another article submitted by Klayman, from the Miami Herald, reported banks were paying huge fees to Bill Clinton for speeches at a delicate time.

“Many of the speeches and donations were made at times when the host banks were under Justice Department scrutiny. … All told, the same 11 banks have paid more than $81 billion – yes, that’s with a B – over the last six years to resolve federal investigations into alleged corruption,” the report said.

Jun 06 13:58

Clintons finally tried for their crimes!

I recount these stories because they lend further insight into the complete criminality of the Bonnie and Clyde of American politics. And while Bill and Hillary are criminals enough, as the old adage goes, “you are who you associate with.”

Jun 06 13:58

Hillary Goes Right for Bush's Gut in Voting Rights Speech

he speech that Hillary Rodham Clinton gave at Texas Southern University on Thursday regarding the right to vote even was better than I expected it to be. It was a thwacking, name-checking jeremiad that took for granted the obvious fact that the Republican party, and the conservative movement that is its only real energizing force, has embarked on a systematic campaign to disenfranchise those voters unlikely to vote for Republican candidates, and that the campaign has been abetted at the highest levels of conservative politics which, in this case, happen to include the Supreme Court of the United States. She talked about how Rick Perry had worked to restrict the franchise in Texas, and how Scott Walker had done so in Wisconsin. Then, she said this.

"And in Florida, when Jeb Bush was governor, state officials conducted a deeply flawed purge of voters before the presidential election of 2000."

Yeah, she went there.

Jun 06 10:40

The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture.

Jun 06 10:04

Treason: Benghazi Revelations Could Sink Obama

Why was the video on Obama’s Benghazi attack comments suppressed? Perhaps what he had to say didn’t exactly fit the government narrative? (read more)

Jun 06 08:57

Obama's ISIS body count another alleged fabrication, say critics

From the same administration that told Americans that al-Qaida was on the run and that war-torn Islamist-run Yemen was an American success story, a new claim is being touted by President Barack Obama's so-called national security team. They are claiming that the American-led coalition has killed 10,000 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but are not saying where that extravagant number comes from, according to news reports on Thursday.

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Jun 06 08:51

Sleepwalking to Another Mideast Disaster

Denied crucial information about Syria, the American people are being led toward the precipice of another Middle East war, guided by neocons and liberal hawks who are set on “regime change” even if that means a likely victory for Sunni terrorists, writes Robert Parry.

Jun 06 08:49

US Warplanes Strike Iraqi Army Bases in Fallujah, Kill 6 Soldiers

The US-led coalition warplanes hit the bases of Iraqi army's Hezbollah battalions in Fallujah in Anbar province, killing 6 soldiers and injuring 8 others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait ... weren't they on OUR side (for the moment)?

Jun 06 08:38

Macedonia: Patriots Defeat the “Color Revolution”

We are publishing the exclusive English translation of the interview given by our regular correspondent Andrew Korybko to the Macedonian edition “NetPress” on the threat of Macedonia division, political background of Kumanovo incident and baseless ambitions of the Western-funded opposition leader Zoran Zaev:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Covert overthrow of a nation only works when it stays covert. Now that the world is onto the US games, the tactic is failing.

Jun 06 08:32

SHOCKING!! Mainstream Media Tells House Oversight Committee to Begin Jailing Members of Obama Administration

McCraw said that the Obama administration stalls and stalls and the only way to get them to comply with the law is to sue them, which is a waste of taxpayer’s money. It also forces news agencies to incur needless expenses related to that same litigation. He also noted that it meant that an ordinary citizen trying to find out what his country was up to was out of luck unless they were wealthy and could afford to go to court. That is not why the FOIA was passed. It was passed to make it easy for any everyday voter to find out how his government is functioning.

Sharyl Attkisson was also on hand and she , along with Newsweek Finance Editor Leah Goodman, declared that the only way to resolve the problem is through prosecuting employees responsible for withholding the information requested.

Jun 05 15:54

China dismisses US hacking accusations as irresponsible

China has denounced US hacking accusations as “groundless and irresponsible” after Washington blamed Beijing for stealing personnel data of millions of Americans.

On Thursday, US officials said hackers from China had broke into the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December (OPM), possibly compromising the personal data of approximately 4 million current and former federal employees.

Jun 05 14:27

U.S. quietly starts channeling arms from $1.6 billion fund to Iraq

The United States has quietly started delivering promised arms for Iraqi soldiers from a $1.6 billion fund approved by Congress last year, officials said, following mounting Iraqi frustration over the pace of coalition assistance. The Pentagon said long-awaited equipment from the Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF) started being fielded about two weeks ago and was moving as fast as possible. Officials noted extensive, previous arms transfers under different U.S. authorities.

Jun 05 14:06

Sale of Michigan company to China may haunt Clinton

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire last month, Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for president, decried the sale of A123 Systems — built with millions in government aid — along with those of other new energy firms, to Chinese investors, calling them “unfortunate” and a “serious” problem for high-tech industries in the U.S.

“That does concern me, because a lot of foreign companies, particularly Chinese companies ... are looking to buy American companies,” she said in response to an entrepreneur who mentioned A123’s sale while commenting that venture capital for new energy technology has largely fled overseas.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in a statement to the Free Press, called Clinton’s remarks “lip service” considering that as the former secretary of state, her department had a “role in signing off on these sales,” including A123’s to Wanxiang in early 2013.

Jun 05 11:47

A Government That Ignores Its Own Laws Is NOT a GOVERNMENT!

This missive was written by a little-known liberty organization back in November 2012... it's more relevant today than ever.

It is absolutely true that the Founding Fathers gave us a system of government that should have protected our nation from the excesses of any single president. However, the checks and balances, balance of powers, and other limitations enshrined in the Constitution, have all been ignored by our current government. Those checks and balances disappeared as soon as those in power realized that they could ignore the law and no one would do anything about it...

A government that ignores its own laws is NOT A GOVERNMENT!!!

It’s just a bunch of bullies asserting the power through coercion and threats. Our government now ignores its own laws.

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Jun 05 11:43

Another Snowden Leak, but Be Honest America, Do You Even Care Anymore???

Another Snowden leak is out.

More government overreach, more trampling on the Constitution, more walking all over our freedoms without a warrant, more 1984 in your face...

The government surveillance apparatus has been turned against the people. The entire system is more about us than some nebulous foreign boogeymen which were used to justify its creation in the first place.

But let's be honest with ourselves for a moment.

I put Snowden's name in the title of this article, so it's frankly surprising anyone is even reading it.

And that's all part of the psyop...

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Jun 05 09:57

An Economic Reason for the US vs. China Conflict

There are many reasons that the US is pushing on China in the South China Sea. Two articles have been published on Counterpunch in recent weeks exploring “why?” None mention an important economic reason that has, at least in part, motivated the US to go to war and is very much at stake in the growing dispute with China: the value of the dollar.

The dominance of the dollar in world trade is critical to its value and to the US economy. Once the US abandoned the gold standard, it signed firm agreements with Saudi Arabia and all of Middle East OPEC nations that bound them to sell oil in dollars. Because of this agreement the dollar is often referred to as the “petrodollar.” The value of the dollar/petrodollar rests on its being the currency of international trade, not only for oil, but for weapons and food and everything else.

Jun 05 07:31

Dark Day For Democracy: LEAKED TISA DOCS EXPOSE CORPORATE PLAN FOR RESHAPING GLOBAL ECONOMY

“It’s a dark day for democracy when we are dependent on leaks like this for the general public to be informed of the radical restructuring of regulatory frameworks that our governments are proposing,” said Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now.

Jun 05 07:27

AMERICA PIVOTS TO BRZEZINSKI’S DELUSION OF EURASIAN CONQUEST

Brzezinski’s obsession derives from British geographer Sir Halford Mackinder’s 1904 definition of the Central-Eastern nations of Europe as the “Pivot Area”, whose geographic position made them “the vital springboards for the attainment of continental domination.” Whether anyone realizes it, the Obama administration’s current campaign against Russia in Ukraine is of Mackinder’s design brought forward by Brzezinski.

Jun 05 07:26

Twitter Explodes Over Obama 'Closest Thing to a Jew' Claim

A social media backlash has hooted and howled at President Barack Obama's odd claim that he's "the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office."

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Along with the "respect" comment, it looks like Barry is starting to lose his grip on reality!

Jun 04 14:20

Hillary Clinton Calls for Automatic Voter Registration

Hillary Clinton proposed Thursday that Americans be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18, unless they opt out, and that states expand opportunities for early voting—saying these moves will make it easier for young people and minorities to cast ballots.

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Gotta get lots of names of people who don't vote for the vote-riggers to use!

Jun 04 13:03

Thanks Obama: Health Premiums to Soar

Health premiums for Americans are about to go through the roof, and even the vaunted Obamacare can’t help them.

Jun 04 10:18

TTIP will legalize cancer-causing chemicals banned by EU, trade union warns

Britain could be flooded with harmful chemicals currently banned in the European Union if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal is signed next week, a trade union has warned.

The GMB said chemicals that can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects and development disorders will be allowed in the EU after the controversial trade agreement is signed.

The union’s top health and safety officer expressed concern that TTIP would allow a “downward harmonization of standards” for chemicals currently banned in the EU.

In separate comments, GMB called for the UK to ensure the National Health Service (NHS) is protected from private companies if the trade deal goes ahead.

Jun 04 10:17

Broadcast Evening News Fail To Cover Jeb Bush's Super PAC Problem

Broadcast evening news programs on ABC, NBC, and CBS completely ignored likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's questionable delay in announcing his campaign while he sidesteps campaign laws and continues coordinating with his super PAC. Despite increasing scrutiny of a strategy that "tests the legal definition of [a] candidate," the nightly news programs have devoted zero coverage to the matter since The Associated Press (AP) first reported on it in April.

Jun 04 10:16

Graham: 'Don't vote for me' if you're 'worn out by war'

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I wasn't planning to anyway, you friend of Israel you!

Jun 04 09:39

U.S. Senate approves ‘Freedom Act’ to renew government spying powers

The Senate on Tuesday passed a measure that reaffirms previous legislation the Bush and Obama Administrations used to justify tasking the National Security Agency with conducting massive, and early on warrantless, electronic surveillance on Americans. Controversial provisions of the law that both administrations used to “authorize” such tasks – the USA Patriot Act – expired June 1, at which time the NSA’s surveillance programs were supposed to be shut down.

Jun 04 08:58

Why Hillary Can't Run on Her State Department Record

Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state became a hot-button issue this week after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Bloomberg Television that the Barack Obama administration's failed "reset" policy with Moscow was her "invention."

Here's why it matters: Her campaign chairman, John Podesta, gave an interview to Bloomberg View's Al Hunt in April in which he said holding up the “major accomplishments” from her State Department tenure would be a centerpiece of her campaign. Podesta may want to reconsider that plan. Running on Clinton's signature diplomatic initiatives is fraught with risks because, on closer inspection, most that he mentioned don’t hold up to scrutiny.

Jun 04 08:43

NSA begs courts for 6-month reboot of phone-snooping programs

The Obama administration will ask federal courts to restart the spy programs which were shut down when controversial sections of the Patriot Act expired on Sunday. The USA Freedom Act allows the surveillance to continue for six more months, officials say.

Jun 04 08:30

US ignores OSCE data, blames ‘majority’ of Ukraine truce violations on rebels

US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf refused to directly acknowledge Kiev’s role in violating the Minsk peace agreements in eastern Ukraine, turning a blind eye on daily OSCE reports that equally implicate the government and the rebel forces.

The video below shows RT’s Gayane Chichakyan grilling Harf – and failing to get a straight answer on the issue despite multiple attempts.

Jun 04 08:20

IRS finally admits illegals can get back taxes under Obama amnesty

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama’s new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place.

Jun 04 07:39

Adelson Tabloid Slams Obama for Listening to ‘Court Jews’ in Questioning Israel’s Credibility

President Barack Obama gave an interview on Israeli television on Tuesday in which he said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s position on rejecting a Palestinian state as long as he is in power is damaging Israel’s credibility.

Netanyahu tried to retract his campaign pledge after he won the election on the basis of it, but that just made him look sleazy, and anyway he didn’t really take it back. Nobody thinks Israel will agree to a Palestinian state as long as Netanyahu has anything to say about it.

Jun 04 07:38

USA Freedom and Obama's Doublespeak

Almost everything the president says about the USA Freedom Act is false. He does not at all "welcome" the law's passage. If Obama had his way, Congress would have never even considered this law because the National Security Agency's illegal activities would still be secret.

The only reason any of this is happening is that Edward Snowden spilled the NSA beans. If the president truly welcomes surveillance reform, then he should thank Snowden instead of charging him with crimes against the state.

The president's claim to have himself called for reforms is laughable. His own Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, convened after the Snowden leaks, gave him 46 specific recommendations in its January 2014 report. To date, he has implemented exactly zero of them.

Jun 03 22:35

Some Israeli leaders do sometimes tell the truth

Still today, 48 years on, there are relatively few people who know the whole truth about how Israel set the stage for war in June 1967 to grab more Arab land. The single most decisive event that made war inevitable happened on Thursday 1 June, four days before Israel launched its attacks. What was it?

Jun 03 14:14

School board members get a taste of Michelle O lunches

School district administrators in Denver recently got a taste of what students have been complaining about: a school lunch with a cold chicken patty on a rock-hard burnt bun, frozen strawberries and a “really hard” pear.

Jun 03 12:59

WikiLeaks releases secret TISA docs: The more evil sibling of TTIP and TPP

WikiLeaks has released 17 secret documents from the negotiations of the global Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), which have been taking place behind closed doors, largely unnoticed, since 2013. The main participants are the United States, the European Union, and 23 other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Taiwan and Israel, which together comprise two-thirds of global GDP.

Jun 03 12:57

Hard Truths About Iraq

In Washington, a town in which most people, both government and non-government
employees, are involved, one way or another, in public relations spin, the thing that will get you in the most trouble is telling the simple truth. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recently stepped in it by stating what should have been obvious to the world: he blamed Iraqi forces for the loss to ISIS of Ramadi, an important Iraqi provincial capital, telling CNN that, “The Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They vastly outnumbered the opposing force and yet they withdrew from the site.”

Jun 03 12:29

Washington Politicizes Football

Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its takeover of FIFA to renege on FIFA’s decision that Russia host the next World Cup.

Jun 03 12:09

Never Mind FIFA, How about a Crackdown on the Banksters?

The belated focus of American and British authorities on the alleged wrongdoings at FIFA can be readily seen as both ludicrous and laughable when we compare that with the absolute dearth of interest by these same authorities in applying law enforcement where it ought to be applied – on the Wall Street and City of London banksters.

Both the timing of the US-launched corruption probe – in the week of FIFA’s annual conference and leadership election – plus the way that senior American and British officials, not to mention the publicity of Western news media, have weighed-in to rebuke FIFA suggests that it is all part of a coordinated political campaign authored at the highest level of government. That, in turn, suggests that there is an ulterior political agenda behind the supposed criminal crackdown on FIFA, and that the ulterior agenda is the Western objective to undermine Russia.

Jun 03 11:49

Washington Politicizes Football — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies and propaganda. In the current scandal orchestrated by Washington, Washington intends to use its takeover of FIFA to renege on FIFA’s decision that Russia host the next World Cup.

Jun 03 10:44

US neoconservatives want war against Iran: Grossman

International lawyer Barry Grossman says US neoconservatives are seeking a military attack against Iran over the country’s nuclear program because it is “profitable” for them.

Jun 03 10:26

US Claims They’re Winning ISIS War

With most of the Paris summit on the ISIS war in Iraq focusing on just how bad the conflict is going, Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, the US representative at the meeting, seemed to remain in denial about the problems, insisting the US is winning the war against ISIS.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah; and Saddam had nuclear weapons, humans are warming the Earth, and the economy is doing great!

Jun 03 08:55

Former CIA spy says US not seeking to defeat ISIL

A former CIA official has criticized President Barack Obama for his strategy against the ISIL terrorist group, saying the United States does not intend to win the war.

Jun 03 08:21

?Israel could lose ‘credibility’ over Netanyahu’s stance on Palestine – Obama

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s inconsistent views on Palestine could cost Israel its world “credibility,” US President Barack Obama has warned. This is the latest jab at Netanyahu in the ongoing US-Israeli rift over Palestinian statehood.

“The danger here is that Israel as a whole loses credibility,” Obama told Israel's Channel 2 in an interview on Tuesday. “Already the international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution.”

Obama was responding to a question regarding Netanyahu’s contradictory comments made about the creation of a Palestinian state before and after the March’s general election.

Jun 03 06:14

Obama signs US Freedom Act, major restrictions [NOT REALLY] imposed on spy agencies

US President Barack Obama has signed into law landmark USA Freedom Act, forcing intelligence agencies to set up a system that will leave the telephone metadata with telecom companies rather than the government.
Obama signed the bill late last night hours after the Senate voted in favour of it by 67-32, significantly reversing America's most controversial surveillance program since 9/11.

Jun 03 05:54

Systemic Corruption Has Destroyed America

The Cop Is On the Take, but the private sector is no better … for example, the big banks have literally turned into criminal syndicates engaged in systemic fraud.

Wall Street and giant corporations are literally manipulating every single market.

And the big corporations are cutting corners to make an extra penny … wreaking havoc with their carelessness.

Jun 03 05:52

Ron Paul Fears The CIA Is The Biggest Threat To Americans' Liberty

As the Senate scrambled to pass the USA Freedom Act this evening, reinstating the agency’s ability to spy on Americans, Ron Paul points out that US intelligence organizations have always – and will continue – to operate outside the law; with Daniel McAdams noting the CIA "is sort of the President’s own Praetorian Guard." As Sputnik News reports, before Americans applaud a minor step toward transparency, Paul warns that they should recognize the corrosive nature of the CIA, "They are a secret government," operating way above the law, and are "way out of control."

Jun 02 12:57

Exclusive: Journalist Dr. Nafeez Ahmed Explains Media Blackout on DIA – ISIS Report

A newly declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report confirmed what Truth In Media has been reporting for the last two years: the U.S. and its allies contributed to the rise and success of ISIS.

Jun 02 10:30

Hillary Clinton reassembles 'anti-bimbo war room' to thwart victimized women

When Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced his candidacy for president and mentioned he hadn't graduated from college, the national news media dispatched upwards of 100 reporters to Walker's state do investigate his background. However, when a former femme fatale who was allegedly sexually harassed by Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, revealed her accusations during his presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton -- with the help of Sidney Blumenthal -- ran a “war room” against the so-called “Bimbo Eruptions," according to Monday's Daily Caller.

Jun 02 09:20

The political calculation behind Hillary Clinton's poor-mouthing

Hillary Clinton: “Well, if you — you have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education; you know, it was not easy. Bill has worked really hard and it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard, first of all, we had to pay off all our debts which was, you know, we had to make double the money because of obviously taxes, and pay ... debts, and get us houses and take care of family members.”

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Jun 02 09:05

Longtime Bill Clinton sex-assault accuser says Hillary 'enabled it to happen again and again and again and again'

A woman who played a starring role in former president Bill Clinton's public evolution from boy wonder to sexual lothario says Hillary Clinton is partly to blame for 'enabling' his behavior and shouldn't be elected president herself.

Kathleen WIlley, now 69, made a splash in 1998 by claiming in a '60 Minutes' interview that Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted her during a Oval Office meeting in 1993.

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What really makes this sick is that Kathleen's husband, Clinton Fundraiser Ed Willey, was killed on the same day Bill assaulted his wife. Found in a Virginia woods, Willey had died from a shotgun blast to the head. Despite no suicide note and the difficulty of using a long gun to shoot oneself in the head, the death was declared a suicide. Willey was one of Bill Clinton's four top fundraisers, all of whom died under suspicious circumstances in the first 6 months of Bill's Presidency, including White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Jun 02 09:00

Condescending Hillary Clinton tells autograph-seeker to 'go to the back of the line' on campaign trail in New Hampshire

'If @Hillaryclinton wants to be president, she's going to have to work harder to hide contempt for Everyday Americans,' America Rising's Shoshana Weissmann said on Twitter.

Twitter users mocked the former senator's royal-like demeanor, calling her Queen Hillary.

Jun 02 08:33

Hegemony Games: USA vs. PRC

The most important political relationship in today’s world is between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Whichever way the relationship goes will have a major impact on global developments for many decades. Big changes are beginning to take shape. Matters of peace or war are involved.

Jun 02 08:17

Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb. US Strategy Backfires

These are sad days in Washington and Wall Street. The once unchallenged sole Superpower at the collapse of the Soviet Union some quarter century ago is losing its global influence so rapidly that most would not have predicted anything comparable six months ago. The key actor who has catalyzed a global defiance of Washington as Sole Superpower is Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President. This is the real background to the surprise visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then a four hour talk with “Satan” himself, Putin.

Far from a “reset” try, Washington’s hapless geopolitical strategists are desperately trying to find a better way to bring the Russian Bear to her knees.

Jun 02 07:30

'Conservative' praises 'scandal-free' Obama administration

Real Clear Politics describes David Brooks as the “conservative New York Times opinion writer.”

This is what Brooks said on Friday on “PBS NewsHour”:

“President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he, himself, but the people around him. He’s chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free.”

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I guess NSA has the dirt on this guy, for him to make such a nonsensical statement!

Jun 02 07:25

Is Jeb's Social Security Flub the Worst Bush Gaffe Yet?

The former Florida governor has been running on a platform which includes cutting Social Security benefits, so he's been talking about raising the retirement age. But, as it happens, he doesn't even know what the retirement age is.

When he was asked about it, Jeb responded in the tortured syntax characteristic of his clan: "We need to look over the horizon and begin to phase in, over an extended period of time, going from 65 to 68 or 70."

Except that the retirement age isn't 65, and hasn't been for some time. The current retirement age is 66, and it will continue to rise. People born in 1959 won't be able to retire until they are 67 years old.

Jun 02 07:23

Lindsey Graham has a plan to win the GOP nomination. If it works, it’d be a first.

As a native South Carolinian, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham’s candidacy could shake up that early-voting state’s primary.

But that's not the same thing as shaking up the presidential race.

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Jun 01 15:46

Progressive Apocalypse: Obama Opens Door to Nuclear Nightmare

As all the world knows, the United States government is fervently dedicated to advancing the cause of peace throughout the world. Tirelessly, selflessly — and thanklessly — America pursues this noble mission in every corner of the globe: standing shoulder to shoulder with Saudi extremists in slaughtering civilians in Yemen, with al Qaeda and ISIS beheading their way across Syria, with fascist militias in Ukraine. But recently, America’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning president went far beyond these localized acts of lovingkindness and made a beneficent decision that potentially could effect every single person drawing breath on our blue planet.

Jun 01 15:10

US policies against Russia, China will start World War III: Investigative journalist

Washington’s belligerent policies against countries like Russia and China will eventually start World War III, says American investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.

He said measures taken by NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove and his friends in Washington as they are approaching Russian waters in the Black sea and also provocations against China in the South China Sea could lead to a major conflict.

Jun 01 11:54

Russian Foreign Intelligence chief: Russia is a target because it's a cradle of a new world paradigm

There is a community of some virtually unknown to the society people who not only install American presidents, but determine the rules of the "Big game" for everyone. These are, in particular, transnational financial corporations. But not only them..READ MORE

Jun 01 11:06

NOT SO FAST: Lawyer Wants 'Missing' Clinton Emails Subpoenaed – FROM THE NSA.

Original post.

Vast quantities of our electronic papers and effects are indexed and archived under each of our names (but of course they are not "collected," since collected, it seems, means looked at, not intercepted, diverted, or recorded). This is common knowledge, no matter how many times Mitch "the-content-of-calls-are-not-captured" McConnell Jr. says otherwise.

How many of us, as we daily are forced to witness our government merge with the good old dystopian fiction we were supposed to have read in school, as we realized the chilling literal reality of the surveillance state erected around us, have nervously joked about putting all that data to good use for a change?

Jun 01 08:40

Washington is Targeting Russian Pipelines Yet Again

Russia’s Gazprom has clearly demonstrated excessive optimism by starting the construction of the so-called Turkish Stream right off the bat. Apparently it is has not calculated the geopolitical situation around Russia properly, specifically where the US is applying unprecedented pressure on Turkey, Azerbaijan and Balkan to disrupt this project. Gazprom’s top management has made it clear that the company is not going to put the construction of the Turkish Stream on the back burner since it should have the ability to deliver gas to Europe while bypassing Ukraine. This project should be finalized by 2019, and Gazprom has already notified its European partners of its intentions of abandoning the pipeline in Ukraine by this date. Moscow has also renewed a contract on the supply of more than 150 thousand tons of pipes with Europipe, while lifting restrictions on the contract with the Italian Saipem.

Jun 01 08:04

Is US planning to increase military aid to Israel even more?

Citing an anonymous U.S. official, journalist Dan Williams wrote that, after the $3 billion annual military aid package expires in 2017, this amount could be raised to $3.6 to $3.7 a year. An unidentified Israeli official pegged this post-2017 amount between $3.5 billion and $4 billion.

Jun 01 07:37

Defense Official warns that DoD Directive allowing the use of military force against American citizens is latest step towards martial law

In a stunning revelation published by a mainstream news outlet, an anonymous Department of Defense official has revealed their belief that a DoD Directive outlining military support to civilian authorities is the latest step towards President Obama eventually using military force against the American people.

Jun 01 00:20

Want to be president? Truth-tellers need not apply

It’s made for good business for the war machine. America is the world’s biggest arms dealer and the military-industrial complex is making a killing (figuratively and literally). -- And the spying agencies are reaping a whirlwind as well, as government gains a tighter grip on Americans through NSA snooping, TSA traveler fondling, DHS checkpoints, FBI terrorist making, etc., all to make Americans clamor for increased security at the expense of their liberties.

May 31 16:33

Israel Is A Discredit To America — Paul Craig Roberts

Jeffrey St. Clair, one of the few remaining Western journalists with a moral conscience, describes the latest Israeli horror to which we are all accomplices.

The Israel Lobby tries to prevent reports and criticism of Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians by branding every critic of every policy of the extreme right-wing Israeli government an “anti-semite.” In other words, if you object to Israeli armed forces shooting down Palestinian children in the streets and then bombing the funerals of the kids the Israelis have already murdered, you hate Jews and are an anti-Semite.

The success that the Israel Lobby has enjoyed in imposing this twisted logic on Congress, the White House, the media, the universities and the insouciant American public is astonishing. As a consequence, Americans are no longer answerable to Christian morality but to the evil that the Israel Lobby represents.

May 31 15:04

Russia and China mock divide and rule

Divide et impera? It’s not working. And it’s bound to fail miserably.

As it stands, what we do know is that 2015 will be a hair-raising year in myriad aspects... we all still remain under the sign of a fearful, dangerous, rampantly irrational Empire of Chaos.

Russia could outmaneuver Western financial markets by cutting them off from its wealth of oil and natural gas. The markets would inevitably collapse – uncontrolled chaos for the Empire of Chaos (or “controlled chaos”, in Putin’s own words).

In a different vein of the “soft beds of the East” seducing Marcus Aurelius, the silky splendors of chic Beijing offer a glimpse of an extremely self-assured emerging power. After all, Europe is nothing but a catalogue of multiple sclerosis and Japan is under its sixth recession in 20 years.

May 31 14:59

US preparing for war with China and Russia to save the banks

“There’s a general recognition growing that the driving force for this war is the utter collapse of the entire Western banking system,” Billington said.

“And the view from London and Washington and New York is we have to go to war, we cannot allow this BRICS alliance between Russia, China, India, South Africa and most of Latin America creating new financial institutions to take away our ability to loot the resources in the developing sector,” Billington noted.

May 31 14:27

US rebukes Israel while showering it with arms and favours

Jonathan Cook draw attention to US President Barak Obama’s showering of Israel with arms and diplomatic cover despite it having the most extremist, racist and brazenly annexationist cabinet in its history.

May 31 13:31

Decrepit US Resorts to the Viagra of Militarism

The increasing deployment of American navy, warplanes and missile systems – under the guise of «protecting its partners» – is fuelling militarization of the territorial disputes.

US deteriorating relations with China are the latest manifestation of America’s self-declared «manifest destiny» to behave like a global hegemon.

The increasing deployment of American navy, warplanes and missile systems – under the guise of «protecting its partners» – is fuelling militarization of the territorial disputes.

China, for its part, says that its own military presence in the region is to protect its voluminous trade routes. Beijing has pointedly refused to cease its maritime development projects, mainly land reclamation in shoals and reefs that it says are strictly within its territorial limits.

May 31 12:29

Why the Guy Who Created the Obama “Hope” Poster Has Lost Hope in Politicians

Most Americans are familiar with the iconic artwork that was released during Barack Obama’s famous 2008 presidential campaign. A red, white, and blue portrait of the soon-to-be-elected presidential candidate with the simple slogan “Hope” plastered under his face. This picture virtually became the trademark of Obama’s campaign in the public eye. However, around seven years later, artist Shepard Fairey, who created the poster, feels much differently about President Obama.

When asked if Obama lived up to his expectations in a recent interview with Esquire, Shepard responded: “Not even close.”

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May 31 09:37

One Statue Perfectly Captures Mansplaining

The statue, named "New Friends," lives on the San Antonio, Texas campus of the University of the Incarnate Word, a private Catholic University. The bronze duo might be "new friends," or the dude might simply be explaining what a bench is and how to use it to this poor young lady (a.k.a. mansplaining). And he's manspreading -- what a gem.

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The revival of 90s feminist extremism is already getting into ridiculous levels. For those who are too young to remember, the 90s gender feminist movement spawned the meme that all men are rapists, and militant feminists sought not equality of the sexes, but a reversal of roles. Basically, it was non-stop male-bashing, and a hijacking of the original equity-feminism as detailed by Christine Hobbs Sommers' book, "Who Stole Feminism." At one point male-only curfews were suggested, along with the dictum that men should always cross the street when they saw a woman approaching so that she could avoid being frightened by the possibility of being raped. It did get out of control.

Hillary Clinton is betting her ascendency to the White House on what her supporters call "The Vagina Vote"; meaning that all American women will vote for Hillary purely because she is a woman. To bolster that strategy, we are seeing a replay of feminist extremism, and in this case, the idea that a man with his legs apart, although fully clothed and not indicating a sexual interest in a woman, is now offensive and politically incorrect!


May 31 06:04

Countdown: Obama has 1 month to strike deal with Iran

In recent days, Republicans have highlighted the continuing imprisonment of three Americans in Iran, as The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian.

House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office issued a statement on Thursday urging the administration to tie the final nuclear deal with their release.

“Negotiations with Iran — and any good nuclear deal — should include the safe return of all of them,” the statement said.

But the Obama administration doesn’t just have to worry about Congress: it also faces pressure from within the “P5+1” — which consists of the U.S., the United Kingdom, China, France, and Russia plus Germany.

May 31 02:36

POETS’ TALK — Where do we fit in in ‘the march of Time’?

The gatekeepers have, I believe, crucified American poetry upon a cross erected by “language poets,” “identity poets,” “politically correct poets,” “apolitical poets” and general nincompoops -- Gary Corseri

The Arts have fallen into an era of petite academicism, crass commercialism and manipulated populism. So, our challenges are many; they are harsh; let us hope they will be invigorating!

Poets who do not see, who do not confront what is out there and around them-- are cowards! Which needn’t mean that that is ALL we must do! But… we must see and confront what surrounds us at some point! Not always…, but when it’s right to do so. To advocate that we always do it is asking us to be propagandists.José M. Tirado

May 30 21:26

Health experts see BIG price hikes for Obamacare

The cost of Obamacare could rise for millions of Americans next year, with one insurer proposing a 50 percent hike in premiums, fueling the controversy about just how “affordable” the Affordable Care Act really is.

May 30 14:53

Russia Wards Off "Provocative And Aggresive" US Warship In Black Sea

This appears to be the first reported ship-to-plane 'encounter'

May 30 08:26

Martin O’Malley sets out to deny Hillary Clinton the White House

The Irish American former governor and mayor will start out as a long shot but it is a place he has come from before.

When initially running for City Council, mayor and governor, O’Malley was an outsider who confounded the odds.

Were he to do the same against Hillary Clinton it would be the biggest upset since --- well, since a relatively unknown senator Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton.

May 30 01:56

Pivot Insanity - Why is Obama Goading China?

US powerbrokers know that bullying China involves significant risks for themselves and the world. Even so, they have decided to pursue this new policy and force a confrontation. Why?

May 30 01:38

Patrolling the hood from (China) sea to shining sea

This South China Sea exceptionalist adventurism could alarmingly get out of hand.

May 29 19:12

05 FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds Overhears Wiretap: "Denny Boy" Hastert-$$$ For Political Favors+info

A September 2005 article in Vanity Fair revealed that during her work, former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds had heard Turkish wiretap targets boast of covert relations with Hastert. The article states, "the targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information. Following his congressional career, Hastert received a $35,000 per month contract lobbying on behalf of Turkey:

May 29 14:05

US Cries FIFA Foul to Penalize Russia

The melodrama had the air of a politically driven media campaign for maximum publicity.

?But the real goal of the full-frontal assault on FIFA, which involved dawn raids at a five-star hotel in Swiss city Zurich, seems more to do with American political purpose to damage Russia’s World Cup plans. That objective has to be seen in the context of Washington’s aim to isolate and destabilize Moscow in an ongoing geopolitical battle that is currently centred on Ukraine.

Russia’s World Cup plans appear to be now similarly targeted for an ulterior political agenda. Within hours of the US-launched arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich, the football federation was obliged to state that the forthcoming World Cup in Russia was not in jeopardy of cancellation over related claims of wrongdoing in the selection of that venue.

May 29 14:01

A Critique of US “Grand Strategy toward China”

If one were to propose a realistic and reasonable ‘US Grand Strategy toward China’ one would have to start by shedding all the false assumptions and bellicose proposals that have been put forth by the CFR and the authors of the Report under review.

The US should not attempt to block China’s growth and expansion; it should assist and share in its ascendancy, especially in the face of great global climate and energy challenges. Washington is much more likely to strengthen its Asian – Pacific partnership and succeed in its diplomacy if it replaced its military posturing with robust economic growth.

May 29 08:54

Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Made in the USA

The United States is perhaps the principle nuclear weapons proliferator in the world today, openly flouting binding provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Article I of the treaty forbids signers from transferring nuclear weapons to other states, and Article II prohibits signers from receiving nuclear weapons from other states.

As the UN Review Conference of the NPT was finishing its month-long deliberations in New York last week, the US delegation distracted attention from its own violations using its standard Red Herring warnings about Iran and North Korea — the former without a single nuclear weapon, and the latter with 8-to-10 (according to those reliable weapons spotters at the CIA) but with no means of delivering them.

May 29 08:53

Patrolling the hood from (China) sea to shining sea

If only Mad Men in real life were like Don Draper – channeling his true inner self, after many a rocky season, to finally click on “I’m OK, you’re OK.”

Instead, we have a bunch of (Pentagon) madmen provoking every major geostrategic competitor all at once.

The Masters of War at the self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration are now announcing they’re ready to dispatch military aircraft and ships within 18 kilometers of seven artificial islands China has built up in the Spratly Islands.

May 29 08:38

The Clinton Foundation Paid Sidney Blumenthal $10K/Month As He Gave Horrible Libya Advice To State Dept

Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that Mr. Blumenthal — who was not an employee of the State Department — wrote to Mrs. Clinton about events unfolding in Libya before and after the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. According to emails obtained by The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously, forwarding his memos to senior diplomatic officials in Libya and Washington and at times asking them to respond. Mrs. Clinton continued to pass around his memos even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable.

But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.

May 29 08:37

Bolton: Released Emails Prove Hillary Responsible for Murder of Americans in Benghazi

Friday at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, John Bolton, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi Libya.

Bolton said, “I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli and Benghazi was very precarious. The country’s government had fallen apart—that the threat from terrorist attacks was high and that our people were very concerned about it.”

May 29 07:57

10 Crucial Issues Most Politicians—Except Bernie Sanders—Lie About

Bernie Sanders had a lot to say this week, when he officially launched his presidential campaign with a large rally in Burlington, Vermont. The 73-year-old Sanders, who was elected to the United States Senate as an independent but is running for president in the Democratic primary, described income inequality as “the great moral issue of our time” and called for a single-payer healthcare system, major infrastructure projects and legislation that would break up the U.S.’ largest banks. As president, Sanders told his supporters, he would only nominate Supreme Court justices who were in favor of overturning the 2010 Citizens United ruling. If the rally in Burlington is any indication, Hillary Clinton may very well have the type of aggressive Democratic primary challenger that economist Robert Reich and others have been hoping for.

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