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January 29, 2015

Jan 29 08:19

Italian police arrest 160 alleged mafia members

Jan 29 08:17

Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

Syriza has vowed to renegotiate the crippling debts saddled on the Greek economy by European lenders — a move that some fear could threaten the unity of the eurozone. Tsipras and his allies, meanwhile, see their ascension as a historic opportunity, as WorldViews discussed here.

But it's not just the future that's on Syriza's agenda. In what was virtually his first act as prime minister Monday, Tsipras journeyed to the memorial site at the Kaisariani rifle range, where in 1944 Nazi soldiers executed some 200 Greek activists in retaliation for the death of a German officer killed in a Greek ambush.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The part the Washington Post isn't talking about is that Germany forced Greece to loan it billions which were never repaid. If, as the IMF claims, debt is sacrosanct, then with accumulated interest, Germany may owe Greece more than Greece owes the IMF!

Jan 29 08:15

Subprime Bonds Are Back With Different Name Seven Years After U.S. Crisis

The business of bundling riskier U.S. mortgages into bonds without government backing is gearing up for a comeback. Just don’t call it subprime.

Hedge fund Seer Capital Management, money manager Angel Oak Capital and Sydney-based bank Macquarie Group Ltd. are among firms buying up loans to borrowers who can’t qualify for conventional mortgages because of issues such as low credit scores, foreclosures or hard-to-document income. They each plan to pool the mortgages into securities of varying risk and sell some to investors this year. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts predict as much as $5 billion of deals could get done, while Nomura Holdings Inc. forecasts $1 billion to $2 billion.

Jan 29 08:14

Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times

The Sterling case – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell him something we want kept secret, we will spare no effort to destroy you.


Jan 29 08:12

Je Suis GAZERNICA

August 21, 2006
Israel is on a rampage. It has been raining death and destruction in Gaza for weeks. It pounded Lebanon into rubble. It, with the help of the US , resisted calls for an immediate cease fire. After the UN passed a resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities, it went ahead and carried out a raid in Lebanon , in flagrant and clear violation of the cease-fire resolution, and Israel ’s Prime Minister has said such raids may well continue.

In the West Bank it carried out a raid in broad daylight as late as Sunday August 20 and grabbed from his Ramallah home Mahmoud-al-Ramahi, a senior Hamas member and secretary general of the Palestinian parliament. Just a day before Israeil soldiers swooped in on Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer and seized him from his home, also n Ramallah. Israel presently holds five Palestinian Cabinet ministers and more than two dozen lawmakers. Almost all of Hamas West Bank leadership is now in Israeli custody.

Jan 29 08:11

Iraq War Vet Accused of Multiple Murders Found Dead with Cell Video

An Iraq War veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five of her family members was found dead on Tuesday in the back woods nearby his Pennsylvania home.

Bradley Stone died of self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body just one day after he allegedly murdered his ex-wife and her family. According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, the same sword or large knife that Stone may have used to kill four generations of his wife’s family was also used to terminate his own life.

Jan 29 08:06

Deep in a Mangrove Swamp with a Broken Leg and a Busted Crutch

One of the things that happens to the human consciousness when it is immersed in material culture is that it forgets what it actually is and begins to accept the identity programmed into it by the force of materialism, thus rendering this potentially cosmos embracing force into that of a mindless consumer, being herded in one direction after another by the hidden persuaders. Most of humanity is then rendered into hundreds of millions of pinballs bouncing into bumpers that generate lights and noises. It doesn't matter how proficient the player is, eventually the pinball goes down the bottom chute. After that, all sense of play and engagement in the magnetic fields of delusional life ends; at least for the moment... a new game... a new life... maybe the playing field looks different. It is still on an incline though and the same way that casinos make incredible profits, regardless of the occasional big winners is because the odds favor the house.

Jan 29 07:52

‘To be a hero, you must have honor’ – Jesse Ventura on “American Sniper” and SEAL Chris Kyle


Jan 29 07:49

Greece on collision course with its EU partners

The new Greek leaders are hitting the ground running with their campaign promises - having already rolled back some of the crippling austerity measures, but the pledge to cancel a chunk of the country's enormous debt might prove harder to keep. The European Commission's President is ruling out forgiving Greece's debt, because other Eurozone countries just won't stand for it. As Murad Gazdiev reports, Germany has made its position clear.

Jan 29 07:49

Spain blames Israel for death of peacekeeper

Spain's ambassador to the United Nations is blaming Israel for the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper during the Israeli military's exchange of fire with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

Jan 29 07:48

Russia's Lavrov tells Syrian opposition, Damascus to unite to fight terrorism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the Syrian opposition and representatives of the Damascus government Wednesday to join forces to combat the threat of terrorism.

Talks between elements of the Syrian opposition - not including the Western-backed National Coalition - and government representatives began in Moscow as an attempt to revive stalled peace efforts in the four-year conflict; but expectations are low that they will yield a breakthrough.

Jan 29 07:39

Bibi Netanyahu -- aka 'The Republican Senator From Israel' -- May Have Made A Fatal Political Mistake

At least the American President had the good sense not to further endanger his relationship with Netanyahu and the Israeli people.

In reviewing Netanyahu’s political ploy, and his ambassador’s duplicitous behavior, it seems fair to ask whether this is really how friends treat friends?

While you may entirely agree with Boehner’s decision to invite Netanyahu to address the Congress, can you possibly not be disturbed that the Israeli ambassador to our country went out of his way to not tell our Secretary of State of his plan to interfere with our foreign policy and seek to embarrass our president in the process?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is one thing to covertly subvert the government of another country and quite another to rub the peoples' noses in the fact!


Jan 29 07:38

Putin: Ukrainian army is a NATO legion

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian army was a NATO legion, the goal of which was not to pursue national interests of Ukraine, but to contain Russia geopolitically.

"We often say: the Ukrainian army, the Ukrainian army. In fact, who is fighting there? There are official units of the armed forces there indeed, partly, but largely, there are so-called nationalist volunteer battalions," Putin said while interacting with students at the National Mineral University in St. Petersburg.

"In fact, this is not an army, but a foreign legion, in this case, a NATO foreign legion, which, of course, does not pursue to protect Ukraine's national interests. They have different goals, and they are connected with objectives of geopolitical containment of Russia, which does not coincide with the national interests of the Ukrainian people," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Jan 29 07:37

Netanyahu: Iran "planning new genocide" against Jews

Is there anyone in the world today that is more irrational, unhinged, and delusional than Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to shift the current conflict with Syria and Lebanon to include Iran. I wonder if Israel will strike Iran while Americans are distracted with the Superbowl?

Jan 29 07:35

President of Soros Founded Economic Institute Says Global Elite In Panic Mode

It wasn't that long ago that Wall Street legend Barton Briggs told super rich to buy farms away from megacities and stock up on food and guns. Many plans have been put forward such as floating cities and armed luxury vessels that will be deployed international waters to keep the 'brigands at bay'. The average working family have surely noticed the price of food and other goods rising but the neo-aristocracy have technocrats and economic forecasters at their disposal and they know the ledge. I wonder how many degenerate French nobility escaped the guillotine? Destabilizing paranoia is rife among the rich but the Soros-backed INET must have some interesting revelations that they won't share with the rest of us.

Jan 29 07:34

NASA will send astronauts to the ISS for $ 58 million

Currently, international crews fly to the ISS only Russian "Soyuz", and, according to the US space agency, delivery of one astronaut costs approximately $ 71 million


Jan 29 07:32

Poroshenko perepryatat its Russian business to offshore

Despite the active anti-Russian rhetoric, the president of Ukraine Poroshenko continues to earn in Russia. In addition to holding the Lipetsk factory Roshen found several related Poroshenko structures that either do business in Russia, or are based in Ukraine, but make deliveries to Russia. So, as the main supplier of batteries for models of Renault, produced at the plant "AvtoVAZ", stands Dnepropetrovsk battery holding ISTA. Earlier it was reported that the company belongs to Poroshenko, Ukrainian president is still the owner of the holding.

Jan 29 07:31

Yatseniuk creates a military brigade with Poland and Lithuania

The head of government of Ukraine Yatsenyuk introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill to create together with Lithuania and Poland military brigade, which will be called LITPOLUKRBRIG. According to RIA Novosti, the main objectives of association - participation in international efforts to preserve peace and strengthen military cooperation in the region.

Jan 29 07:29

Poll: Netanyahu should be investigated for nuclear weapons tech smuggling before US visit

A majority of Americans believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be investigated by the FBI for nuclear weapons technology smuggling before being allowed to enter the United States according to a new poll.

Jan 29 07:28

USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics

Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots have been exhaustively shown to be based on no science whatsoever -- with vaccine manufacturers openly admitting there are no clinical trials to show they even work -- the rabid vaccine pushers are unveiling their end game: throw vaccine resistors in prison.


Jan 29 07:24

The town encased in ice:Pictures show cars and trucks encased in several feet of ice

Jan 29 07:22

Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s concerns.

Jan 29 07:19

Ukrainian Oligarch Fugitives Wanted by Interpol, Pay Bribes for Israeli Citizenship

They were granted citizenship despite the fact that one of them isn’t Jewish and both are wanted fugitives and suspected criminals. These matters should make them automatically ineligible for citizenship.

Jan 29 07:17

Lebanon-Israel border quiet after Hezbollah attack

U.N. peacekeepers and Lebanese soldiers were patrolling the border with Israel Thursday, a day after Hezbollah launched a revenge attack on Israel for the recent killing of six party members and an Iranian general in Syria's Golan Heights.

The patrols came after Israel responded to the Hezbollah attack with artillery shelling on several areas of south Lebanon.


Jan 29 07:16

"MUST WATCH: Nov 2013 (pre-Maidan!): Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine".

Jan 29 07:14

Dumbed-Down America, Propaganda and Weaponized Social Media with Brandon Turbeville

After finding out that our world has been under the influence of propaganda since the beginning of written history, it only makes sense that our society is uninformed and doesn’t care about what is happening in their world. According to Brandon Turbeville that is exactly what we are up against. He references a variety of scenarios throughout world history, going all the way back to Plato, where so-called leaders wanted to control what people either read or listened-to; be it music or news or stories. I sat with Brandon from BrandonTurbeville.com and UCY.tv to find out a little more about what is actually happening with one of the more disturbing developments to surface over the past decade.

Jan 29 07:14

The Next War In The Middle East Has Begun And Israel Vows ‘To Act Powerfully On All Fronts’

Israel and Hezbollah are at war. On top of everything else that is going on in the world, now we have a new war in the Middle East, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next. Israel has been preparing for this moment for more than 8 years. So has Hezbollah. According to some reports, Hezbollah has amassed an arsenal of 50,000 rockets since the end of the Hezbollah-Israel war in 2006. If all-out warfare does erupt, we could potentially see tens of thousands of missiles rain down into an area not too much larger than the state of New Jersey. And of course the Israeli military is also much more sophisticated and much more powerful than it was back in 2006. If cooler heads do not prevail, we could be on the verge of witnessing a very bloody war. But right now nobody seems to be in the mood to back down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not be surprised to see Israel bomb Iran's nuclear facilities the way they did Iraq's.

Jan 29 07:12

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced

Rogue states need enemies to advance their agendas. When none exist they're invented. Longstanding US policy.

Russian national Evgeny Buryakov its latest victim. A Russian bank employee arrested in New York on phony espionage charges.

Two other Russian nationals named. Outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced bogus charges.


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Jan 29 07:12

GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain

A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

Jan 29 07:11

ISIL Pakistani operative admits to getting funding through US

The ISIL operative, identified as Yousaf al-Salafi, told Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies that he received funding through the US, the Express Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Salafi was taken into custody in December 2014, according to the paper, although other reports said he was arrested on January 22.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations made the announcement.

The operative also admitted to receiving $600 for each person he managed to recruit and send to war-torn Syria.

Jan 29 07:10

Former Los Alamos scientist sentenced in plot to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela

A former Los Alamos nuclear scientist caught in a sting operation was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapons in exchange for "money and power." He also advised dropping a bomb over NYC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Venezuela has nuclear weapons! We HAVE to invade!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 29 01:46

Students Forced to Pull Down Their Pants in Front of School Teachers in Texas for ‘Poop Inspection’

I can’t believe I even had to write that title. How disgusting.

This actually happened — in real life — in a public school in Gustine, Texas.

Elementary school students were forced to pull down their pants in class and show their underwear to their teachers, “Like… to where your butt is,” according to 11-year-old Eliza Medina, reported WFAA8 ABC.

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Jan 29 01:03

Videos Capture U.S. Nuclear Physicist Offering ‘Venezuelan Spy’ Nuke Info

New hidden camera videos made public today by the government show a former American nuclear physicist covertly meeting with a man who he believed to be a Venezuelan intelligence officer in order to sell his expertise, as well as classified information, to the South American nation.

Jan 29 01:02

California City Says Black, Sediment-Filled Tap Water Is “Safe To Drink”

Residents in the city of Gardena, California have recently reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, yet the Golden State Water Company claims that this grotesque “water” is safe to drink. And furthermore, it doesn’t sound like they are doing much to test the tap water for local residents.

Jan 29 00:23

Christmas Lights To Blame In Death Of High Level Security Offier Don Pyle

An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland’s capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday

Jan 29 00:05

NYT Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda

One danger of lying is that you must then incorporate the falsehood into the longer narrative, somehow making the lies fit. The same is true of propaganda as the New York Times is learning as it continues to falsify the narrative of the Ukraine crisis.

Jan 29 00:00

Ukrainian Deputy: US to stage a civil war in Ukraine! This was 20.11.2013!! Before Maidan!

Deputy Oleg Tsarov speaking to Ukraine's Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) on the activities of the United States in Ukraine. The speech was in November of 2013, prior to the Maidan protests and the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych.

January 28, 2015

Jan 28 23:44

Startling revelations: IS operative confesses to getting funds via US

Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving funds through the United States.

Jan 28 23:40

Foreign Troops in Ukraine? You Bet!

US military on the ground in Ukraine is a significant escalation, far beyond the previous deployment of additional US and NATO troops in neighboring Poland and the Baltics.

Jan 28 21:57

How President Obama could take on and defeat the Zionist lobby

At the time of writing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress (I think they are best described as traitors) are on a collision course with the Obama administration.

Jan 28 21:49

PACE strips Russia of voting rights until April over Ukraine, Russia quits for 1 yr

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided not to restore Russia’s voting rights until April. Moscow was first stripped of its rights in PACE after Crimea joined Russia last year.

In turn, Aleksey Pushkov, the chief of Russia’s PACE delegation and chairman of the State Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee, said: “We are exiting PACE until the end of the year.”

Jan 28 21:28

‘National moral disgrace’: Over 1 in 5 US children on food stamps & living in poverty

Over 20 percent of US children ? an estimated 16 million youths ? are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures. That number has almost doubled since the Great Recession began in 2007. Nearly a quarter are living below the poverty line.

Jan 28 21:26

Water Is Black and Stinks In Southern California Community

For months now families are complaining about black and smelly water pouring from their faucets, toilets, and showers in a Southern California community just south of Los Angeles.

“We don’t want to drink our water, because our water is black,” said Emy Sebastian, a citizen of Gardena California. “My daughter says, ‘Mommy the water is black and it stinks. Why does the water stink?’ She doesn’t want to wash her clothes.”

The phenomenon has been going on too long for residents and they don’t feel that enough is being done to correct the situation. Diane Morita, disgusted by the smell, told NBC4 Southern California, that the water “has an odor of rotten eggs or sewer smell. I’m concerned because it’s getting worse, if it’s even safe.”

Jan 28 18:31

Wall Street is a threat to the American middle class The middle class is a hot political property for Republicans and Democrats alike, but the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. Robert Reich

Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can’t be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.
The Street’s excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.

Jan 28 17:38

Don’t Worry, the CIA Is Just a Bunch of Paper Pushers…

At least, that's what I've been told. I really shouldn't waste my time focusing on them. They're no big deal, just a bunch of paper pushers, really.

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Jan 28 17:23

Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

Jan 28 17:19

Oil Collapse: “This Could Cause The Most Destructive Economic Situation Since the Great Depression”

As you’ll see in the succinct breakdown in the micro-documentary below, we’ve got some big problems coming our way.

Jan 28 17:17

Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. -- The outstanding question remains: what purview is it of government to act as people’s trash nanny?

Jan 28 16:59

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons

In response to increasing police militarization in the US, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

Jan 28 16:45

Islamic State operative confesses to receiving funding through US

A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via the United States, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper siting its sources.

Al Salafi and two companions were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, according to AFP.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations revealed toUrdu-language Daily Express on condition of anonymity, according to its sister English newspaper The Express Tribune. The newspaper also claimed that Al Salafi was in fact arrested last year sometime in December.

Jan 28 16:43

D.C. Whispers: Bill Clinton Literally Hangs Up On Obama

Rumors are circulating of an ever widening rift between the Clinton and Obama camps, most recently worsened by the president’s State of the Union address last week. Clinton operatives repeatedly asked to be allowed input into the SOTU messaging in the weeks leading up to the address. These requests were ignored – entirely, by the Obama White House. Now with dissatisfaction regarding the general tone and content of Barack Obama’s SOTU, the Clinton Machine is said to be preparing a “talk right over them” offensive, which will further minimize the importance and influence of the now fading Obama presidency as the Clintons prepare to launch their 2016 campaign in earnest later this spring.

Jan 28 16:20

Kimberly Dvorak

Kimberly Dvorak is a freelance National Security investigative journalist based in San Diego. For more than 18 years she has focused on homeland security issues including foreign policy, Mexico drug cartels and border security.

Jan 28 16:04

Meet The Extreme Super Rich: A List Of The 80 People Who Own As Much As The World’s Poorest 3.6 Billion

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This list is of rich people, but not the richest. Neither the Rothschilds nor the Rockerfellers appear on it.

Jan 28 16:03

The saddest thing in the world is not poverty; it's loss of dignity

In a much-awaited report released at the end of last year, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon set out his vision for after the millennium development goals expire this year. At its heart, and in its title, is the word “dignity”.

It is not uncommon for “dignity” to be rolled out in the opening salvo of UN documents, but it is a concept seldom contemplated in depth. In this report, it is used as a title to gather the goals aimed at tackling poverty and inequality under one more manageable theme – those at the bottom of the economic ladder lack dignity, and it is the job of the rest of the world to help give it to them.

But that is actually a very limited interpretation of a word that, if understood properly, could mean fundamental changes to our ways of working, and the overall story we are trying to tell. The thing about dignity, and the reason it is a transformational concept, is that it knows no social, economic, gender or ethnic barriers.

Jan 28 16:01

YouTube staff too swamped to filter out all terror-related content

YET FOR SOME REASON IT HAS THE TIME TO BLOCK ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS every chance it gets!?

Jan 28 15:57

Netanyahu blames Iran for northern border attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid the blame on Iran for Wednesday’s multipronged attack by Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven others.

“For some time, Iran – via Hezbollah – has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights,” said Netanyahu. “We are taking strong and responsible action against this attempt.”

The governments of Lebanon and Syria also bear responsibility for attacks against Israel in the North that emanated from their territory, he added. “Those behind today’s attack will pay the full price.”

Jan 28 15:54

Why the damage to the economy caused by the oil crash is going to get progressively worse

We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market

Jan 28 15:54

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Obama’s Immigration Actions

A larger number of Americans oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration than support it, according to a new survey. Among blue-collar workers, the opposition is even more stark.

Jan 28 15:51

Border Surge Likely Again In 2015, Data Shows

The flow of Central American migrant families across the Texas border is continuing at almost the same level as a year ago, according to newly released federal data.

Jan 28 15:45

Israel set to go "Gaza" on southern Lebanon...

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before a situation assessment with Israel's security chiefs that "whoever is behind today's attack will pay the full price."

And as reported: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "Israel should respond in a 'forceful and disproportionate manner'"

How did Israel respond last summer against what again, 3 kidnapped teenagers in the West Bank? It was called Opeation Protective Edge, it killed over 2,100 Palestinians, and MOST of the world considered it a rather "forceful and disproportionate" response!!!

Jan 28 15:44

Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba

Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the US are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense”.

Jan 28 15:44

DOJ’s Attempt To Turn 4th Amendment Into A ‘Useless Piece Of Paper’ Called Out By Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court’s recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win — like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) — there’s been a loss — the court’s granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. North Carolina), as long as the mistake is determined to be “objectively reasonable.”

Jan 28 15:31

European anti-terror plan wants 42 pieces of data from air travelers

Passengers flying to and from Europe will now be forced to submit a long list of personal details

Jan 28 15:31

Department of Homeland Security Relaunches “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter feed, the agency has relaunched its campaign to involve citizens in tracking down and reporting terrorists.

Jan 28 15:26

US ''Fighting'' Terror Group with Fictional Leaders

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In 2007, the New York Times revealed that long-vilified "Islamic State" leader Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi did not exist, and that the creation of this fictional character was a ruse to obfuscate the role of foreigners in the creation and perpetuation of "Al Qaeda in Iraq."

In an article titled, "Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says," the NYT reports that:

"Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima."

The NYT would also reveal the purpose of the deception...

Jan 28 15:19

Ukraine’s Great Energy Deception

The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception.

Jan 28 15:19

City officials: ‘Throw food into garbage, get fined’

We no longer live in a free society; cameras in garbage trucks coming

Jan 28 15:18

One in five U.S. children now rely on food stamps- Census data

The number of children in the United States relying on food stamps for a meal spiked to 16 million last year, according federal data, signaling a lopsided economic recovery in which lower income families are still lagging behind.

Jan 28 15:17

Former US drone operator tells IN THE NOW he is sorry

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest reports are that a lot of drone pilots are starting to quit the program.

Jan 28 15:16

The Canadian court case the mainstream media will not cover

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman’s theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Jan 28 15:13

Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

Jan 28 15:06

Latest Benghazi documents may be a smoking gun, investigators claim

New government documents obtained on Monday by a public-interest organization that investigates government corruption and suspected criminal conduct by public servants may be the "smoking gun" that reveals the Obama administration knowing released a false narrative following a terrorist attack in Libya.

Jan 28 15:05

Prison chaplain awarded $4 million in damages after NYPD officers 'deliberately broke his leg'

A prison chaplain who claims police deliberately broke his leg has been awarded $4 million (£2.6m).

Christopher Graham, a Corrections Department chaplain, was assaulted by police who attended an incident at his apartment, the New York Daily News has reported.

A jury at Manhattan Civil Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York took just 50 minutes to award Mr Graham $3.95m.

Jan 28 15:00

They won’t silence Galloway with half-truths

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Britain’s Israeli stooges, notably the Jewish Chronicle and MP Mike Freer, have resorted to smears and half-truths to damn MP George Galloway and musician Gilad Atzmon.

Jan 28 14:44

Official Benghazi Report Finds Obama Secretly Backed Al-Qaeda, Here’s How He Did It

It should come as no surprise to patriots that Barack Hussein Obama is a deceiver. A duplicitous and organized mastermind, Obama has done nothing short of light the fuses of many bombs that have exploded since he took office in ’08.

A recent report showed that under both Obama and Hillary Clinton, the U.S. government switched sides and went from opposing Al-Qaeda to supporting them. The “reason” is because they wanted Al-Qaeda to help them depose of then Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi.

Jan 28 14:34

Billionaire claims world government "badly needed" to save the earth

Seeing this, another officer approached him and said “Look! Charlie’s painting something.”

Jan 28 14:32

Univ. of Penn Offers “Wasting Time on the Internet” Class Taught by “Robotic Erotica” Professor

The University of Pennyslvania is now offering a “Wasting Time on the Internet” class that will earn students credit.

The class, literally named “Wasting Time on the Internet,” is being taught by Professor Kenneth Goldsmith this Spring 2015 semester. In 2010, Professor Goldsmith also taught “Uncreative Writing: Robotic Erotica/Erotic Robotics: Scribing a Non-Expresssive [sic] Sexuality.”

Goldsmith writes for his new class that “students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs.

“Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory,” the description adds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just what career path does this prepare you for?

(I already qualify for a PhD in this subject.)

Jan 28 14:19

Must Watch: The New Judeo-German Patriot

Jan 28 14:12

Winston Churchill:the Imperial Monster

This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television in 1965, and thousands of people lined the streets of London to pay their last respects as his cortege slowly passed. But I somehow doubt that President Obama will be adding his own warm words of remembrance for the iconic British wartime leader.

Jan 28 13:39

New bill proposes a ban on body armor

A new bill has been introduced to the House which could make civilian ownership of body armor illegal.

The bill, called the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, would strip the right of civilians to purchase or own body armor. The bill reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own or possess enhanced body armor.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States Supreme Court ruled in United States vs Miller that the Second Amendment reserves to the American people the same arms as used by the military. That has to include defensive arms, i.e. body armor.

This law supposedly targets Type III body armor, but there is no clear definition of what that really means, and most body armor is not labeled as to type. Enforcement of the law becomes dependent on the mood of the arresting officer. Also, for those who already own body armor (I have some with "PRESS" on it) there should be a grandfather clause, but this bill does not include that, making such a ban an ex post facto law, which is prohibited by the Constitution.

Jan 28 13:36

Anonymous Shuts Down Texas Town’s Website to Protest Killing of Teen Girl By Cops

Following a controversial Longview, TX incident in which three police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a knife at a police station in what her aunt described as a cry for help, Anonymous has taken credit for briefly crashing the City of Longview's website in an act of retaliation.

Jan 28 13:29

Rand Paul: I’d shoot a drone out of the sky

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN on Wednesday that if a drone flies over his house, “they better beware, because I’ve got a shotgun.”

Jan 28 13:24

Surrendering Liberty America’s Fatal Freedom Apathy by JAMES BOVARD

snip: How many Americans want government to leave them alone compared to the number of people who value government primarily as a means to forcibly live at someone else’s expense? Almost half of Americans are now receiving some type of benefit from the government. Federal programs create legions of political pawns that rulers can mobilize to perpetuate their own power. When people see voting as a meal ticket, then they will have no concern about limiting the power of their benefactors.

Jan 28 13:16

Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer

The left says “yes, early and often.” And the right says “only in the right circumstances.” Unsurprisingly, both left and right are completely off — stimulus is the quickest way to impoverish an economy.

Jan 28 13:14

New England digs out after getting exactly what it expected

Around Massachusetts, Worcester got 33.5 inches - the highest amount recorded since 1905 - and Auburn and Lunenburg each reported 36 inches.

Jan 28 13:14

2 more rounds of snow could be headed to New England

Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days as New Englanders are just digging out from a historic blizzard.

Jan 28 13:13

Activist Marching Band Delivers Petition to Citigroup Calling on the Banks to ‘Revoke Their License to Steal’

Today, an activist marching band and New York City street performers delivered a petition signed by more than 100,000 consumers to the Citigroup headquarters in New York, calling on the firm to remove terms in their contracts that deny customers their right to a day in court.

Jan 28 13:06

SCHOOL FORCES ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO PULL PANTS DOWN FOR ‘POOP INSPECTION’

A Texas school district is investigating an incident in which several elementary school students were told to pull down their pants for inspection after feces was found on the gym floor.

Jan 28 12:46

NAFTA probe of Alberta's tailings ponds blocked by Canada

Canada has blocked an investigation into Alberta's tailings ponds by NAFTA's environmental watchdog.

Representatives of the Canadian government, along with Mexico and the United States, on Tuesday passed a resolution behind closed doors to stop the Commission for Environmental Cooperation from looking into whether the federal government is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act.

Two environmental groups and three private citizens had asked the commission to investigate whether tailings ponds were leaking into nearby rivers and creeks in northern Alberta.

Jan 28 12:43

american soldier joins Isis?

A picture of a isis militant with an american army tatto has been going around the net.

Jan 28 12:40

FLASHBACK 2008 - Bush Signs Bill To Take All Newborns' DNA

President Bush last week signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. within six months, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with all the computers the government can buy with your money, the reality is that they do not save all three billion pieces of your DNA. DNA taken from a person is distilled down to a much simpler form, using 13 "standard" STR loci selected by the FBI for CODIS, which is the National DNA database. This severe reduction leads to individuals having matching DNA profiles in the database! For a full and complete profile, each American is estimated to match 20 other Americans. For partial, or incomplete profiles, which are the norm for degraded DNA collected at a crime scene, the number of innocent matches jumps into the 100s! And if the crime scene DNA is actually a mixture of multiple individuals, the probability of a false conviction becomes large enough to be of concern.

But the propaganda is that DNA is infallible, and while that may be true for proving that a suspect was not at the scene of a crime, it is far from true for DNA results indicating guilt. This is over and above the well-documented history of the FBI crime lab falsifying their lab results.

Jan 28 12:20

US Military Budget Increase directed against Russia, China and the Middle East. Michel Chossudovsky

A substantial share of the increase in the US military budget that President Barack Obama has asked for will ultimately be directed against Russia, a political commentator says.

“I should mention that the F35, the submarines, the ships and so on are ultimately directed against China and Russia,” Michel Chossudovsky, the founder and director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) told Press TV on Wednesday.

Jan 28 12:17

Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in Three Minutes

President Obama, speaking to an audience of mostly young people celebrating India’s Republic Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, told the crowd, “I realise that the sight of an American president as your chief guest on Republic Day would have once seemed unimaginable. But my visit reflects the possibilities of a new moment.” He pointed out that he was the first American president to participate in the country’s Republic Day and boasted, “And I’m the first American president to come to your country twice!”

The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 118 times in the short 33-minute speech, touching on injustices in the United States and in his own personal life.

Jan 28 12:15

False flag in Argentina?

The mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine Public Prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 AMIA Jewish Mutual building terror bombing in Buenos Aires, raises questions. Accumulating evidence suggests the bombing may have been a Mossad false flag operation to implicate Iran and Nisman has been murdered to discourage further revelations.

Jan 28 12:10

'Patient' Fed shows no signs of wavering on rate hikes

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave no sign that it is wavering on hiking interest rates sometime in the second half of 2015. The U.S. central bank was upbeat about the real economy, citing "solid" growth and "strong" job gains.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here we see the danger of believing ones own propaganda!

Jan 28 12:09

Democrats who wrote Obamacare tell Supreme Court to reject lawsuit

The congressional Democrats involved in writing the Affordable Care Act told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intended for consumers in all states to be eligible for subsidies, and they argue that the law they drafted reflects that intention.

Opponents have challenged the Obama administration’s enforcement of the law, arguing that it only allows subsidies to be paid in states that set up their own exchanges, but not to customers in most of the country who use the federal exchange.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "Yes, it's a flustercluck, but we meant well, so leave it alone!"

Jan 28 12:04

Waging A Phony War on Terror. “Terrorists R US” Defines U.S. Foreign Policy

Waging it isn’t new. Enemies are needed. When none exist they’re invented.

Reagan denounced the “evil scourge of terrorism.” Specifically state-sponsored international terrorism. The “plague of the modern age,” he said.

His Secretary of State George Schultz called it “modern barbarism. (A) form of political violence. (A) threat to Western civilization. (A) menace to Western moral values.”

GW Bush declared war on terrorism. To “rid the world of evildoers. (N)ot let evil stand.”

Orwell said political rhetoric defends the indefensible. So-called wars on terrorism are wars of terrorism. State-sponsored. Against designated individuals, groups or nations.

The late Howard Zinn asked “(h)ow can you make war on terrorism if war is terrorism.” Governments are the greatest terrorist threats.

Jan 28 12:02

Ukraine kills more 'russian' terrorists.

Sasha was only 4 years old. He was killed by the relentless intentional shelling of residential areas by the Ukraine Armed Forces. In the hospital where Sasha lays, there is a mountain of civilian corpses, mostly women and children.

Do not be a passive (or worse active) supporter of violence against civilians. Speak out! Demand that your government condemn such actions always--not just when it suits a narrative you support.

Jan 28 12:02

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

UK industry is in intensive care. Should we throw open the door and allow America’s big business battalions to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty?

Critics claim that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being cooked up between the EU and the United States could:

Weaken workers’ rights and put millions of jobs at risk;
Reduce environmental protection and food safety regulation;
Lead to more privatization of public services like education and our prized National Health Service (NHS); Give new powers for corporations to sue European governments, including the UK, in secret courts.

They complain that world leaders are working alongside major corporations at breakneck speed to get this deal sewn up, and refuse to give details.

An especially prickly issue is the imposition of investor-to-state dispute settlement rules (ISDS) enabling foreign investors to sue the host government.

Jan 28 11:52

American Sniper and US doom

The film American Sniper has sent the US public into raptures over the “heroic life” of its autobiographical subject Chris Kyle – who has been described as America’s “greatest warrior” soldier.

Last week, the movie premiered in cinemas to rave reviews, earning its director Clint Eastwood a box office smash-hit. Multiple Oscar awards are nominated.

Critics have quibbled about this or that aspect of the cinematography and storyline. But the prevailing impression is that Kyle – a US Marine marksman – was a tragic hero, a guy who honorably served his country during the American war in Iraq.

Lost in the discussion is the central issue, which is the criminal nature of American militarism and its destructive impact on millions of innocent people. American Sniper may express certain misgivings about US foreign wars, owing to the psychological consequences on its military personnel.

Jan 28 11:52

Washington will do whatever it can to stop BRICS, maintain power - economist

Jan 28 11:51

The Real Threat to America (Hint: It’s Not Socialism)

In a sense, we will have three major “parties” in 2016 – the Republicans, Democrats, and the Koch brothers. We’ll call the latter the Koch Brothers Party, or KBP (any resemblance to the old Soviet KGB is purely coincidental). Unlike the Republicans and Democrats, however, the KBP will not be accountable for anything that happens after the election, for any bad laws or policy disasters, for another 2008 Wall Street meltdown or whatever.

Jan 28 11:37

Very Cold And Snowy Stretch Follows Blizzard Of 2015

After sputtering around for several weeks, our winter engines have started up and we are off and running. Mother Nature has her “pedal to the metal” and it looks like we are headed full speed ahead into a prolonged stretch of bitter cold and snow.

Jan 28 11:37

Try again: Snow, record cold could come this weekend

The area's next snowstorm will not stir biblical predictions, but it may still be enough to be a dangerous disruption.

Forecasts see the next significant snowfall coming Sunday night into Monday morning.

"It could definitely be another round of disruptive snow or an icy mix," said AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

Jan 28 11:24

RAW: IDF shell Lebanon border after attack on Israeli military convoy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that Israel is using white phosphorus over a residential area!

Jan 28 11:22

#Where’sCharley?

Where’s Charley

© By Tom Karlson

Jan 28 11:22

#JeSuisHomerSimpson

Artist Depicts The Simpsons As Holocaust Victims To Mark Auschwitz’s Liberation Anniversary
Poor taste or powerful?

Jan 28 11:21

THE HOLOCAUST WAS NOT ‘KOSHER’ IN HOLLYWOOD DURING HITCHCOCK’S TIME

Just as films depicting the suffering of the Palestinian people are not on Hollywood’s ‘must see listings’, the European Holocaust was treated the same way in 1945. That is until last night when a documentary by Alfred Hitchock showing the horrors of the Holocaust finally sees the light of day on Tuesday night – 70 years after it was made and shelved for political reasons. The documentary is the focus of a new film by director Andre Singer, called “Night Will Fall”, which was to be aired around the world by HBO on Tuesday night to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day.

Jan 28 11:09

Senate Dems Won’t Back Iran Sanctions for At Least Two Months

Several key Democratic Senators, including Sen. Robert Menendez (D – NJ), have announced they will withhold support for any new Iran sanctions until at least March 24, giving negotiations a chance to continue at least until then.

The March 24 date was picked as the informal deadline for a framework agreement by the P5+1 on negotiations with Iran. The lack of Democratic support essentially makes it impossible that the Senate can override a threatened presidential veto until then.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This delay has absolutely NOTHING to do with the P5+1 negotiations, and EVERYTHING to do with Netanyahu's address to a joint Congressional session in March, right before he addresses AIPAC, where he will do everything in his power to prevent the P5+1 negotiations from succeeding, as will AIPAC

Netanyahu and AIPAC want negotiations to fail; and for the US to attack and "neutralize" its alleged "existential threat" in the region, Iran, just as it did with Iraq; and we can all see, looking through the lens of hindsight, JUST HOW BRILLIANTLY THAT worked out for the US.

The delay is engineered for both Israel and AIPAC to put maximum pressure on Congress to move forward with more sanctions, and cause Iran to walk away from the negotiating table.

Please remember: your alleged Congressional representatives believe that they are infinitely more beholden to Netanyahu and AIPAC than he or she is to the people who actually elected them.

And sometimes, AIPAC can make, or break, a congressional representative; AIPAC and Netanyahu are counting on this, as they apply "leverage" toward more sanctions, and away from negotiations, in the form of a poisonous cocktail of threats, innuendo, and bribes.

In fact, right now, voters who are more than a little upset at this Israeli-sponsored agency's power over Congress (and remember; they do not have to register as a "Foreign Government Agency"), should begin a little social media blitz of their own, something like #Congress, don't drink Israel's Koolade on more Iran Sanctions!!!

Sanctions are almost, invariably, a prelude to war; and Russia and Iran have just inked a mutual military accord. War with Iran will most likely mean war with Russia, and possibly, China.

Jan 28 11:08

AMIA Argentina attack: Mystery behind public prosecutor Nisman’s death

The West’s global war on terrorism certainly kicked off in 2015 with a bang. High-profile events, charged with “unexplained and unexplainable” circumstances, began January 7 with the “Charlie Hebdo Event” in Paris.

Eleven days later, Alberto Nisman, Argentine Public Prosecutor in the case of the 1994 AMIA Jewish Mutual building terror bombing in Buenos Aires was found dead, just as he was about to make public“high-power evidence” against Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman for allegedly covering up Iran’s role in the attack.

Jan 28 11:02

Judge in Spain charges 10 priests with child sex abuse

A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has charged 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

The 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys between 2004 and 2007, the most serious offences occurring in a house used by the priests.

Jan 28 11:01

Israel resorts to using The Simpsons to promote the holocaust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that a violation of copyright? :)

Jan 28 10:54

Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal

Top Senate Democrat says he'll back off Iran sanctions bill for two months

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Until AFTER Israel's elections!

Jan 28 10:43

East Ukraine Rebels Push Military Out of Donetsk Districts

Rebels in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast have reported that their forces have successfully pushed the military’s troops out of two key districts on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk, their de facto capital.

The rebels say their goal right now is to push the Ukrainian military out of artillery range of the city and to increase control over the surrounding area, with an eventual goal to capture the rest of the oblast.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though even enhanced by private US mercs, the Ukrainian military isn't faring too well here.

Jan 28 10:36

TSA Plans to Remove Social Media Screening From Airport Security Proposal

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it was going to remove social media and purchase history screening from an updated amendment to the proposal concerning the security control at airports.

MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told Sputnik on Tuesday that it plans to remove social media and purchase history screening from its proposal concerning the security control at airports.

"The line on social media and purchase history was inadvertently included in this request for proposal (RFP), and will be removed in an updated amendment to the solicitation. All proposals will be evaluated for privacy and civil liberties risks," a TSA press officer said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see if the final wording includes - or does not include - this language about social media posts, and purchasing activity.

I have made no bones about what I think of the TSA (tourist suppression agency) here on this blog.

And for all the crotch groping and downright thievery from passengers, to date, this group of individuals has not caught one single baddie, determined to do us harm.

The agency exists NOT to protect Americans, but to badger the American people into unthinking acceptance of governmental authority.

And note just how quickly the American character has morphed from "the land of the free...and the home of the brave" to "the land of the cowed...and the home of the surveilled."

Jan 28 10:24

Syriza comes out swinging over EU anti-Russia statement

The new Greek government has spoken out against the EU partners over the statement that lays the blame for Saturday’s fatal attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Russia. Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria voiced similar objections earlier.

The government, headed by Prime Minister Alexis Tripras, said in a press release on Tuesday that “the aforementioned statement was released without the prescribed procedure to obtain consent by the member states, and particularly without ensuring the consent of Greece.”

“In this context, it is underlined that Greece does not consent to this statement,” Tsipras added.

He voiced his “discontent” in a phone call to EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini.

Jan 28 10:21

U.S. Signs $2 Billion Loan Agreement With Ukraine, Offers To Increase Pressure On Russia

The United States on Wednesday signed an agreement providing war-torn Ukraine with $2 billion in loan guarantees to help it with "near-term social spending" in 2015 and said it was prepared to step up sanctions against Russia if necessary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This call for further sanctions against Russia is an absolute, complete abysmal joke, courtesy of an Administration pathologically incapable of thinking a thought through from inception to logical conclusion.

What these sanctions have done is pushed Russia more firmly into the arms of China and other countries, economically, militarily, and geopolitically.

The dollar has been dumped, in favor of trade in national Chinese and Russian currencies between Russia and China; Iran just dumped the dollar yesterday in favor of the renimbi; and Australia and New Zealand have dumped the dollar and are now exchanging their currency for that of China.

And BTW, did anyone at the White House happen to get the memo that Russia and Turkey are developing oil pipelines directly through Gazprom?!?

And the US government declares that Russia is "isolated" by these economic sanctions?!? ISOLATED, MY ASTROLABE!!!!

Jan 28 10:19

The spreading alchemy of central bank money-printing

Two years ago, I sat in the hushed fortress of the Bank of England, listening to one of its secretive boffins, a languid fellow named Paul Fisher, explain the creation and meaning of money.

He reached into his wallet and fished out a 10-pound note.

This note is worth 10 pounds, he said, because you and I and all the people walking around on the streets out there believe it's worth 10 pounds.

That's it. That's the only reason it has any value beyond the intrinsic value of the paper and ink itself. It's all about trust and belief.

Jan 28 10:15

BEX ALERT - Russian spy cell in New York 'plotted Wall Street meltdown': Men tried to crash high-frequency radio messages used for trading

Russian spies operating a cell in New York were trying to find ways to cause an economic meltdown, according to court documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if I understand this right, when the US economy collapses, which now seems inevitable, it won't be because of decades of Wall Street fraud and Washington DC corruption, it won't be the trillions in unregulated derivatives hanging over the top banks, it won't be the debt created by a ponzi-scheme private central bank issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest; oh no, no, no, no, no, NO, it will be an eeeeeeevil plot by the Russians!

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Jan 28 10:13

URGENT! Two Israeli Soldiers Killed In Convoy Attack By Hezbollah

Jan 28 10:10

Sears slashes 100 jobs at headquarters

Jan 28 10:10

Abiding We ‘Give, Give and Give’ And They Still Don’t Like Us

I am puzzled by Lipman and other British Jews who express similar views. Jews settled in this country in the late 19th century. But it seems that more than a century or about 4 generations have not been sufficient for British Jews to feel themselves an integral part of this country. They give up on this kingdom quite easily. Lipman is threatening to leave us and 58% of British Jews do not see future in Britain.

The actress told LBC Radio: “When the economy dries up they turn on the usual suspect the Jew… and when the going gets tough the Jews get packing.”

Jan 28 09:55

Two weeks after Zuckerberg said ‘je suis Charlie,’ Facebook begins censoring images of prophet Muhammad

Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a strongly worded #JeSuisCharlie statement on the importance of free speech, Facebook has agreed to censor images of the prophet Muhammad in Turkey — including the very type of image that precipitated the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Jan 28 09:55

NATO must close ranks around Ukraine - Nuland

You must install the six border command centers around Ukraine as soon as possible, "she said, adding that NATO should become' spearhead that will allow us to move quickly to areas of conflict '.

'NATO is a defense organization. Our goal is to discourage countries from any aggression, but if this goal fails, we must be ready, "said Nuland.

She pointed out that sanctions already imposed by the US and the EU did not seek to punish Moscow Russian people, but to persuade President Vladimir Putin to change policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Victoria Nuland: forgive me, but did I blink and miss the fact that Ukraine had actually become a NATO member?!?I do not believe that has yet actually happened; please forgive me if I am wrong (which I am most assuredly NOT).

And as reported at yahoonews.com two days ago:

NATO has made clear it has no plans to intervene militarily in Ukraine, which is not a NATO member, but it has stepped up cooperation with Kiev, including help with modernizing its armed forces. Diplomats said Ukraine was mainly looking for political support from NATO at the meeting rather than any concrete aid.

I am so terribly sorry, Ms. Nuland, that you did not get the memo.

But if I, as an ordinary American citizen, know this, why, please, is it that you do not?!?

Jan 28 09:41

Russia, Turkey announce new gas route with hub in Greece borders

The first gas pipe with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters will be operational by December 2016.

Six hundred and sixty kilometers of the new Turkish Stream pipeline will go through the old South Stream corridor and a further 250 kilometers will head in the direction of the European part of Turkey.

The four threads which make up the pipeline will have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters, Gazprom said in a statement following Tuesday’s meeting between CEO Aleksey Miller and the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.

The company will apply to carry out design and exploration work in Turkish territorial waters on Wednesday, January 28.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Russia being "economically isolated" by sanctions!!

And after this weekends elections in Greece, the country's ruling majority must be feeling pretty chipper at the speed with which this deal unfolded, because the economic implications of this deal will be terrific for the new Greek government.

Jan 28 09:19

AU, China agree big infrastructure deal

Addis Ababa - China and the African Union agreed on Tuesday an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent.

African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma praised the proposal at "the most substantive project the AU has ever signed with a partner", although the ambitious project that includes highways and high speed railways is at present just a commitment to develop the infrastructure, and contains few details.

The memorandum of understanding was signed at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, ahead of a summit meeting of the leaders of the 54-nation pan-African bloc on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF fully implemented, this agreement could mean substantial economic growth for Africa, and a real coup for Chinese business entities.

Jan 28 09:16

America Unites Against the 1%

Black, white, hispanic; middle class, working poor and veterans; from the streets of Detroit to the mountains of West Virginia, Americans are waking up and beginning to understand the need to unite against the scourge we call the 1%.

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And THAT is what they are most afraid of, which is why we get all this fanning of racial tension by the government across the nation.

Jan 28 09:15

Obama drops plan to raise taxes on ‘529’ college savings accounts

The Obama administration said it would drop a plan to tax so-called 529 college savings accounts, after the proposal sparked widespread criticism over its potential impact on the middle class.

Jan 28 09:15

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from Congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Late last year, the FBI cut the ribbon on its one billion dollar biometrics database, called Next Generation Identification. Since NGI’s official launch, state and local law enforcement officials have been encouraged to submit face prints, fingerprints, retina scans, photos of tattoos and scars, and DNA collected from people nationwide to the FBI’s central database. Those state and local officials can also search against the FBI’s biometrics store, if they want to identify someone. With NGI in full operation, the scary future of Minority Report infamy takes a giant leap forward into the world of non-fiction.

Jan 28 09:11

Greece’s new dream team vows to defy foreign creditors

In a taste of what lies ahead, Yanis Varoufakis, the flamboyant new finance minister, said on his way to the government’s swearing-in ceremony that negotiations would not continue with the hated troika of officials representing foreign lenders.

“They have already begun but not with the troika,” said Varoufakis, an economist who has disseminated his anti-orthodox views through blogs and tweets almost daily since the debt crisis exploded in Athens in late 2009 – something he promised on Tuesday to continue to do. “The time to put up or shut up has, I have been told, arrived,” he wrote on his blog. “My plan is to defy such advice.”

Jan 28 09:11

Baltic Dry Index: 666

Forget The Hindenburg Omen and The Hilsenrath Omen, today we have the real deal as The Baltic Dry Index hits the ominous 666 level - the lowest print for this time of year on record. Of course, just like with oil - this is brushed off as over-supply (not under-demand) and we are sure someone will opine how positive this drastic deflation of shipping rates is for global business... but still - this is the lowest print since September 2012 (and practically the lowest since the recession).

Jan 28 09:10

Israeli FM: good relations with Russia top priority

“Retaining good relations with Russia is a question of principle for Israel, it is one of the priorities. This is not a question of personal sympathies and antipathies of this or that politician. This is an acknowledged necessity,” Lieberman said in a written message.

Jan 28 09:09

Email From US Special Forces Veteran; 500 US Blackwater Mercenaries in Ukraine? US Backs Ukrainian Neo-Nazis

Over the weekend more videos of English speaking soldiers in Mariupol turned up. Around the 14:40 mark, talk is in English. This time it sounds British rather than US.

Jan 28 09:08

January Snow Becoming Much More Widespread Around Washington DC

Ten years ago, half of Maryland typically didn’t receive January snow. Now snow covers the entire state almost every January. This is the exact opposite of what experts predicted.

Jan 28 09:07

Top Retailers Closing Doors in 2015

Jan 28 09:05

Why A Fake Article Titled "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?" Was Accepted By 17 Medical Journals

As a medical researcher at Harvard, Mark Shrime gets a very special kind of spam in his inbox: every day, he receives at least one request from an open-access medical journal promising to publish his research if he would only pay $500.

"You block one of them with your spam filter and immediately another one pops up," Shrime, an MD who is pursuing a PhD in health policy, tells me.

These emails are annoying, for sure, but Shrime was worried that there might be bigger issues at stake: What exactly are these journals publishing and who is taking these journals to be credible sources of medical information?

Shrime decided to see how easy it would be to publish an article. So he made one up. Like, he literally made one up.

Jan 28 09:03

A message from Gene Roddenberry to the world

But once we got on the air, and within the limits of those accident ratio limits, we did not accept the myth that the television audience has an infantile mind. We had an idea, and we had a premise, and we still believe that.

As a matter of fact we decided to risk the whole show on that premise.

We believed that the often ridiculed mass audience is sick of this world's petty nationalism and all it's old ways and old hatreds, and that people are not only willing but anxious to think beyond most petty beliefs that have for so long kept mankind divided.

Jan 28 09:02

Ukraine’s Government Is Losing Its War. Here Is Why:

On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion.

Just two days prior, the (also pro-Government) Kiev Post had, in fact, bannered “Ukraine Hides Devastating Losses as Russia-Backed Fighters Surge Forward,” and reported “Ukraine’s worst-kept secret — that the Ukrainian army is drastically understating its casualties.” After detailing, there, what seems to be outrageous unconcern by the Government, for the welfare of troops it’s sending into battle (even by jamming battlefield-injured soldiers into regular civilian hospitals, which aren’t equipped to handle their injuries), this report ends with a doctor saying, “It’s bad everywhere. Yes, the soldiers are still standing at their positions ready to fight. But we don’t see any help coming for them.”

Jan 28 09:01

Jewish sex abuse victims pressured not to assist police, secret tapes and emails reveal

Members of Australia's Orthodox Jewish community who assist police investigating alleged child sexual abuse have been pressured to stay silent, secret tape recordings and emails obtained by Fairfax Media reveal.

The details of the pressure being exerted on victims have emerged as the Royal Commission into child sex abuse prepares to hold public hearings next week to examine the responses of Melbourne and Sydney's yeshivah centres to alleged offences dating back to the 1980s.

In one secret, legally recorded 2011 telephone conversation, prominent Melbourne criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg tells a victim of St Kilda Yeshivah centre sex offender David Cyprys he should not have co-operated with police.

Jan 28 08:55

Obama allegedly deploys 'hit team' to Israel to defeat Netanyahu in election

While still traveling overseas to India and Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama allegedly is seeking revenge on a man he treats more as his nemesis rather than his "closest ally" in the Middle East -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama and his White House are steaming over the invitation to speak directly to House of Representatives which was extended to the Israeli leader by Speaker of the House John Boehner, no fan of President Obama. But according to the Israeli media on Tuesday, an Obama friend and political ally was dispatched to Israel to help Netanyahu's opposition defeat him in the upcoming Israeli elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu can hardly complain without the issue of AIPAC's tinkering with the US Government being dragged into the public spotlight!

Jan 28 08:52

Yes, you are getting a bum deal! Toilet paper rolls are SHRINKING as firms such as Charmin try and squeeze more profits from smaller sheets

The size of individual sheets has decreased from the standard 4.5in by 4.5in, and some companies are now selling non-square paper with fractions of an inch knocked off the length and width.

The decrease means companies have made up to a 25 per cent decrease in toilet paper surface area.

However the price for toilet paper rolls has not fallen and in some cases has even increased by 2 per cent.

Jan 28 08:51

Americans' satisfaction with the federal government is at an all-time low

If you have to deal with the federal government - be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS - prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.

According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low (at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007). The federal government now scores a 64.4 out of 100 in terms of satisfaction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously doubt it is even that high!

Jan 28 08:50

Massive snowstorm hits Northeast

The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places.

Jan 28 08:49

Hezbollah Responds To The Israeli Attack

Not too late to respond!. Hezbollah attacked an Israeli military convoy in the occupied Sheb'aa Farms. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in this attack. Hezbollah responded to an Israeli rocket attack in Syria...

Jan 28 08:49

Judge refuses to toss Rick Perry case on constitutional grounds

A Texas judge has refused to throw out a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

District Judge Bert Richardson, who like Perry is a Republican, ruled Tuesday that the case should proceed.

Jan 28 08:47

More than 1m people with asthma may NOT have the condition and could be taking medication unnecessarily

More than a million people receiving treatment for asthma may have been misdiagnosed, experts warned today.

Almost a third of the 4.1m people treated for asthma in the UK did not show any 'clear evidence' of the incurable condition, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) .

This means they may be receiving unnecessary treatment.

Jan 28 08:45

GLOBAL DRUG TRADE GETS MORE EFFICIENT, DEFIES US WAR ON DRUGS, REVOLT BUILDS IN LATIN AMERICA

As is now common global knowledge, on September 26, 2014, two buses ferrying student activists through the small city of Iguala, Guerrero, were stopped by a motley crew of police officers and narco foot soldiers and sprayed indiscriminately with machine-gun fire, allegedly on the orders of the city’s narco mayor and his wife. Six students were killed in the one-sided shoot out and another 43 were kidnapped in the ensuing chaos. Almost exactly four months later, the students are still missing.

Jan 28 08:44

Is The BLS Overstating Jobs

Jan 28 08:43

It is time to rebuild America. A $1 trillion investment to modernize our country’s physical infrastructure would not just rebuild our country but create and maintain 13 million good-paying jobs that our economy desperately needs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is introducing a bill to spend $1 trillion over the next five years to boost the nation's transportation infrastructure.
The measure, which has been dubbed “Rebuild America Act,” comes as lawmakers have been discussing the possibility of raising the federal gas tax to help pay for a new round of transportation spending, prices at the pump having reached their lowest levels in years.

Jan 28 08:43

Maybe It's Time We Stop Letting Comcast And AT&T Write State Telecom Law?

As we've noted a few times, one of the biggest obstacles to getting real next-generation broadband networks deployed in the United States is the protectionist broadband laws large ISPs have written and lobbied for nineteen states. These laws erode local rights by prohibiting or hindering towns and cities from building their own broadband networks (or in some cases even partnering with a private company) -- even in cases where nobody else will.

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