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"Since the Bush-Cheney Administration took office in January 2001, controlling the major oil and natural gas fields of the world had been the primary, though undeclared, priority of US foreign policy... Not only the invasion of Iraq, but also the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, had nothing to do with 'democracy,' and everything to do with pipeline control across Central Asia and the militarization of the Middle East." -- F. William Engdahl

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May 22, 2015

May 22 06:52

Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt from a speech that he gave in 1933:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

May 22 06:49

‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truths’ Author Challenges Monsanto’s Robb Fraley to respond to his Book

In a challenge delivered to Monsanto’s headquarters on May 20, 2015, US public interest attorney Steven Druker calls on that corporation to find any inaccurate statements of fact in his new book:

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.

May 22 06:42

German police officer accused of torturing refugees

The pictures inevitably recall the most disturbing images from Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. But this time they come from the German city of Hannover.

May 22 06:33

In Step with Texas, Oklahoma Poised to Outlaw Local Drilling Bans

Despite mounting scientific evidence that fracking is increasing seismic activity in the state, Oklahoma legislators are poised to pass legislation preventing municipalities from passing local bans on drilling operations.

May 22 05:17

Operation Protective Edge Pictures

Flashback:Operation Protective Edge Pictures

May 22 05:07

Israel’s New Deputy FM: ‘This Land is Ours. All of It’

Against the backdrop of today’s debates over rights to the land, Hotovely cited a Torah commentary by a medieval rabbi, Rashi (Shlomo Yitzhaki), who said that should Jews be challenged about having stolen the land from the Canaanites, they should reply that God, who created everything, was entitled to take land away from one people and give it to the Jews if he so desired.

May 22 05:00

Netanyahu renews support for two-state solution with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.
Note: Pathological liar.

May 22 04:57

Remember the Suffering of Palestinians

East Jerusalem, the birthplace of these men, was unilaterally annexed by Israel shortly after the 1967 occupation. No country in the world has recognized this annexation.

Further south, there is the case of the villagers of Susya, a rural community south of Hebron that the Israeli forces have been using for military exercises.

When the villagers complained to the Israeli high court, it ruled in favor (you guessed it) of the army, not of the third-class Palestinians living on their lands.

May 22 04:53

Israel rules out any payment to 'enemy' Iran

Jerusalem (AFP) - After a Swiss court reportedly ordered an Israeli oil firm to compensate Iran over a scrapped joint venture, Israel said Thursday that its laws prohibited any payment to "the enemy."


May 22 04:47

Israel's Senior Official Defends West Bank Settlements, Calls For International Support

"This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that," she added.
"We expect as a matter of principle of the international community to recognize Israel's right to build homes for Jews in their homeland, everywhere," she said, according to the Associated Press.
Note: She is not expressing anything new, underneath it all this has been the Israeli position.

May 22 04:40

Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours'

"We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country," she said. "This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that."

May 22 03:23

Major Lawsuit Targets Monsanto for Selling Cancer-Linked Herbicide

Glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals…

Those claims that Monsanto made – that glyphosate was harmless to humans – well, the company is about to pay for that ‘false advertising’ in the form of a class action lawsuit put forth by the offices of T. Matthew Phillips in Los Angeles, California.

In the lawsuit filed in California, Monsanto is accused of:

The deliberate falsification to conceal the fact that glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals.

The class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against biotechnology giant Monsanto. It alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in their best-selling herbicide, Roundup, “targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.” You can see this statement marked clearly on some of Monsanto’s products sold in the state.

May 22 03:22

Special Forces Veteran Tells the Truth About Joining the Military

“They’re not sending you out there to be a hero…” – Stan Goff

As world leaders work feverishly to bring about World War III, the need for front line cannon fodder will only increase, and more of the world’s youth will called to duty by the traitors and cowards who make peace an impossibility.

The propaganda machine and mainstream media is very sophisticated at selling war, and military recruiters have unfettered access to the mind’s of the young. They want YOU to be their next disposable hero.

The effort to make joining the military seem attractive will intensify as the economy worsens and college tuition rises, so it’s important to remember that no matter what they offer in exchange, it is your life and conscience that are truly at stake, and these are both priceless and irreplaceable.

May 21 19:13

Paul Krugman Blames GOP White Men for Zionist War in Iraq (ie No Mention of the Zionist Neocons!)

The New York Times recently published an editorial by Paul Krugman called "Errors and Lies." Krugman is trying to pin the Iraq war on GOP White men, without mentioning a peed about Israel's interest in Middle Eastern affairs or how AIPAC controls American foreign policy or how their friends in the media pushed these lies on the American public (and the world) as a pretext to invade Iraq, who had no connection to 9/11.

May 21 18:27

Child abuser has sentence halved as judges rule six-year-old victim 'was gay'/

Two Argentine judges are under fire after cutting the sentence of a paedophile in half on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was gay.

May 21 18:27

Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. ?In the 208 cases closed over the last two years, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified.

On January 7, 2013, shortly before 2 PM, Chicago police officers Kevin Fry and Lou Toth were driving westbound on 75th Street, in a poor, African-American section of the South Shore neighborhood. They were in plainclothes in an unmarked Crown Victoria. As they approached Essex Avenue, a silver Dodge Charger, northbound on Essex, cruised through a stop sign and turned left on 75th, not far in front of the officers. The driver was alone in the car.


May 21 16:11

“Smart” Meters Halted by Regulators in Indiana

By Warren Woodward

This is what it's like to have real utility regulation.

Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying...

May 21 15:46

Two DEA Agents Ran New Jersey's Sleaziest Strip Club

And it was widely known around the dimly lit club that both men were DEA agents. Hell, they practically wore it as a badge of honor, with Polos rocking his DEA badge while Glover sported a Kevlar vest.

Polos even tried to pawn himself off as a G-man. “Polos would sometimes claim to others at the club that he worked for the FBI,” according to the court papers.

When Glover announced he was coming to the bar with two New Jersey state troopers, however, he made sure his fellow manager would be discreet. “I’m coming with two state troopers they don’t know I own the bar,” Glover texted. The manager replied: “Copy, I will be brief.”

But the DEA duo weren’t exactly known for their discretion. Polos routinely made calls and texted with his DEA-issued cellphone to get fellow managers to cover his manager shift at the strip joint.

May 21 15:30

What Do Takata Air Bags Have in Common with Vaccines?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Both are consumer products. Both are manufactured by mega corporations. Both products have sales in the millions, if not many times more. Plus, both have killed individuals. However, there’s a significant uncommonness between both products, though: Takata air bags have killed only five (5) people in the USA, which set off a massive recall effort of accountability on the part of the manufacturer, whereas vaccines have killed hundreds, if not thousands or more, and nothing—zilch, other than apparent cover-ups—have occurred to prevent future child abuse!

Here’s proof for the above statement...


May 21 14:32

Official: Palestinians to Prosecute Israel at ICC on June 25

A senior diplomat announced on Wednesday that Palestinians are to submit two lawsuits against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on June 25.

Nabil Abu Zneid, the Palestinian ambassador in the Netherlands, told “Voice of Palestine” radio that the two suits are related to the Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Israeli war waged on the Gaza Strip last summers, Xinhua reported.

“Palestinian Foreign Minister Reyad el-Malki is to head a high-ranking Palestinian delegation that comprises rights groups, and will submit the two suits against Israel to the international court on June 25,”

said Abu Zneid.

May 21 14:16

Grand jury indicts officers in Freddie Gray case

Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.

May 21 14:13

Israel’s Plan to Kill Lebanese Civilians

Israel has preannounced its intent to inflict heavy civilian casualties the next time it bombs southern Lebanon, already claiming that Hezbollah will be at fault because its forces are enmeshed with the population, a remarkable public admission.

May 21 14:10

Russian Embassy in Damascus Shelled, Casualties Reported

A shell exploded near the Russian Embassy in Damascus on Thursday afternoon, leaving an unspecified number of Syrian servicemen dead and injured, an embassy spokeswoman said.

May 21 14:05

Chaos in Kiev as Anti-Government Protest turns Violent

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament. The protesters have clashed with police and blocked the entrances to the parliament building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet the protests are about a lot more than just money!

May 21 14:03

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

May 21 13:35

Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity

Thousands of doctors, nurses and ambulance staff from Greece’s state-run hospitals and health centres began a 24-hour strike Wednesday.

The Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) called the strike to protest the gutting of health care since the onset of mass austerity in 2010. Among the demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. POEDIN said Greece’s national health service was “out of control due to underfunding and understaffing.”

May 21 13:22

Dozens of priests flee Ukraine, 19 churches of Moscow Patriarchate seized

Dozens of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) are leaving Ukraine in fear of persecutions, the head of the sector for interreligious liaisons at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Priest Dimitry Safonov told on Monday.

May 21 13:17

World Renowned Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: “America Is A Collapsing Third World Country”

The government of the USA obviously sees the writing on the wall. They know the system will soon come unhinged. And that’s why Celente makes it clear that those who want to thrive while everything around them falls apart need to be focusing on physical asset acquisition. And while some investors out there are focusing on how to make money on their next trade, Celente says forget about short-term trading, and focus instead on value and long-term investments.

May 21 13:16

With ISIS Controlling "More Than Half Of Syria", The US Prepares To Pounce

Just hours after ISIS scored a significant victory in Iraq when it captured the town of Ramadi over the weekend, the first Iraqi town that had been actively defended by the US as opposed to just Iraqi troops, overnight ISIS also captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, which the mainstream media promptly concludes was proof that the Islamic State's momentum was growing.

May 21 13:14

Notorious Repeat Offender Behind Oil Spill 'Nightmare' in California

As an investigation into an oil spill along the California coast continued on Thursday, environmentalists described a "nightmare" scenario in the area and new details emerged about the pipeline operator's long history of generating similar disasters.

May 21 13:01

M6.0 - 56km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

May 21 12:54

The Lobby Doesn’t Care if the Senate Stays Democratic or Goes Republican—as Long as It’s Pro-Israel

May 21 12:45

Confirmed: Hackers attacked St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

A cyberattack on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis last month compromised the bank’s domain name and routed web traffic to [rogue] websites created by the hackers that simulated the original, the bank confirmed this week.

Bank officials said in a statement on Monday that while the hackers didn’t compromise its website, they did manipulate the bank’s routing on April 24.

May 21 12:41

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 12:34

Iran Agrees to UN Inspection of Yemen Aid Ship

Aiming to stave off a threatened attack by either US or Saudi warships, the Iranian cargo ship full of humanitarian aid for Yemen will stop off at a UN center in Djibouti for inspection by UN personnel.

US and Saudi officials have repeatedly claimed that ships trying to deliver aid to Yemen, currently under Saudi siege, were actually carrying Iranian weapons, though repeated searches of such ships have turned up nothing.

May 21 12:33

Report: US to Give Israel Massive Increase in Military Aid for Iran Deal

Israeli media are quoting officials familiar with the situation as saying there are quiet talks going on between the Obama Administration and Israel’s new far-right government on a “massive compensation” boost in military aid for Israel’s acquiescence on the civilian nuclear deal with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Please, Mr. Netanyahu, can I make peace with Iran? Pretty please? Pretty please with a cherry on top?" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 21 12:30

DC Court Rules US Can Keep Torture Docs Secret

The National Weather Service forecast includes a possibility of patchy frost Friday night into Saturday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, as a result, people are now free to imagine the worst possible horrors that could have been committed by the US Government!

May 21 12:19

Holiday weekend may start with frost

The National Weather Service forecast includes a possibility of patchy frost Friday night into Saturday morning.

May 21 12:18

Cover the plants Thursday night as another round of frost rolls in

There was very little if any frost Thursday morning but that threat will return Friday morning as temperatures will again plunge below freezing for some places.

Following a very cold Wednesday morning, temperatures Thursday were not nearly as cold thanks in large part to clouds which were in place a decent portion of the night along with a breeze from the southwest. There were a couple of isolated spots where it did drop below freezing including Engadine in Mackinac County where it was 29F and Wellston in Manistee County which fell to 30F early Thursday morning.

May 21 12:18

One more spotty frost coming for parts of Michigan

There is one more smaller area of frost coming for Michigan in the next two days.

May 21 12:13

Obama says US not losing against Islamic State

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, Obama is correct. The US is not losing to Islamic State. The US is losing to the people of Iraq who want their country back from US puppet rule!

May 21 11:49

The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of destruction, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

May 21 11:40

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: TYRANNY OF THE MIND

In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated September 23, 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” By any definition that Jefferson could have envisioned, today’s political correctness can only be regarded as “tyranny over the mind of man.” Forget freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, or freedom of privacy, political correctness demands that we don’t even have freedom of thought or opinion.

If one does not have the freedom to live in good conscience with his own sense of morality, he or she is indeed the most enslaved of creatures. Listen to Jefferson again, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

May 21 11:38

Poroshenko Says Ukraine is at War with Russia

In an inflammatory statement to the BBC yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that his regime, which enjoys political and military support from Washington and the European Union (EU), is at war with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle ...

May 21 11:30

Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can’t Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey

A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Canada is catching up to the US!

May 21 11:25

Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors?

The longstanding principal goal of U.S. trade policy is to advance U.S. economic interests.

So, why is the Obama administration fighting so hard to help Monsanto – a company that is openly trying to slash its taxes by moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Switzerland?

May 21 11:22

Obama Unleashing 'Racial Agitators' On Crime-Filled Cities, $163 Million to Back Them

The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police.

But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities.

May 21 11:14

PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because It’s Offensive to Chickens

This is a story out of Great Britain, but it could just as easily happen here in the United States. PETA–People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals–is demanding that Britain’s oldest pub change its name because it’s offensive to…chickens.

May 21 11:12

CLAIM OF ‘STALKING’ OF PRO-VACCINE LOBBYISTS PROMPTS WARNING FROM DOCTORS’ GROUP

The emotional debate over Senate Bill 277, which would make vaccinations compulsory for California schoolchildren and passed the Senate last week, has taken a personal turn in recent weeks. Lobbyists championing the bill on behalf of the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians have attracted the attention of bill opponents, who have begun sharing information on the lobbyists and disseminating photos of their locations on social media.
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May 21 11:12

Many Jobless (Still) Giving Up Looking For Work. About 40% of all jobless Americans have given up looking for work altogether.

About 40 percent of the 8.5 million jobless Americans have given up looking for work altogether.

May 21 10:39

Ex-Senate Candidate: Iran must be ready for US-Israeli attack

Iran should prepare for every possible contingency and strengthen its alliance with Russia and China against an American-Israeli attack, says a former US Senate candidate.

May 21 10:33

Video: FBI Now Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm Military Exercises: “We Follow Up With Anything Like That”

If you’ve ever wondered if there is a main core red list and what it’s like to be visited by agents of the Federal government because you support the individual rights outlined by the U.S. Constitution, then watch...

May 21 10:32

Boondoggle HQ: The U.S. military built a lavish headquarters in Afghanistan that wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted and wasn’t ever used—at a cost to American taxpayers of at least $25 million

From start to finish, this 64,000-square-foot mistake could easily have been avoided. Not one, not two, but three generals tried to kill it. And they were overruled, not because they were wrong, but seemingly because no one wanted to cancel a project Congress had already given them money to build.

May 21 10:31

Jeb Bush rails against 'intellectual arrogance' in climate change debate

Jeb Bush hit back against President Obama's claim that climate change runs an immediate risk, saying Wednesday that while it shouldn't be ignored, it's still not "the highest priority."

May 21 10:25

IF AMERICANS ONLY KNEW ABOUT THE NEW US ARMS DEAL WITH ISRAEL

Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of US foreign assistance since World War II, the United States providing Israel $121 billion as of April 2014, according to a report prepared for the US Congress by the Congressional Research Service, the majority in military assistance.

The Pentagon released documents in February 2015 confirming Israel as a nuclear power, believed to be the the only country in the Middle East holding nuclear weapons.

YET …

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and munitions to Israel in a $1.9 bn deal, officials said Wednesday.

May 21 10:24

Here’s a List of the Top 11 Things Liberals Want To Ban

The below list of the top 11 things liberals want to ban is by no means exhaustive. I’m sure there are plenty of more items that we could add to the ever growing list, but here are some of the most popular (and surprising) ones we were able to track down.

May 21 10:24

ISRAELI ARMY HAS PLANS TO KILL MORE HUMANELY

The military has considered using the non-lethal method in the West Bank that is already used by Israeli police, but doubts regarding its lethality prevented its use.

Controversy over the issue arose after the death of 16-year-old Mohammed Sinokrot in East Jerusalem last year, whose relatives claimed he was struck by a police rubber bullet.

May 21 10:22

Boston's WRKO Dropping Rush Limbaugh's Show From Its Lineup

WRKO has now become the second major radio station in recent weeks to drop Limbaugh's program. Limbaugh's longtime Indianapolis affiliate WIBC severed ties with him in April. WIBC's parent company noted that Limbaugh's absence could actually improve its advertiser prospects.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are in Indianapolis or Boston, feel free to contact WRKO and WIBC and point them to my show at wrhradio.com.

May 21 10:20

PENTAGON SHAM: DEFENSE DEPT ALTERED BOOKS IN LONG-AWAITED AUDIT, REPORTS CLAIM

PENTAGON SHAM: DEFENSE DEPT ALTERED BOOKS IN LONG-AWAITED AUDIT, REPORTS CLAIM
The US Defense Department’s watchdog knowingly turned a blind eye to financial irregularities, leading to the Pentagon signing off on an audit. This has led to questions regarding just how transparent the government auditing process actually is. A special investigation by Reuters revealed that a senior member of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General team had colluded with an independent auditing company, Grant Thornton LLP, to falsely keep the US Marine Corps books clean. The DoD remained the only federal organization that had not abided with a 1992 law passed by Congress to undergo an audit. This was despite the DoD receiving in excess of $500 billion a year, which is by far the largest appropriation of any department.

May 21 10:02

Where Does Israel Get the Right to Lock Thousands of Civilians Behind a Gate?

For weeks, Israeli forces have shut a village of 6,000 people out from entering Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank; scientists find that when it comes to fighting bacteria that resist antibiotics, viruses may come in handy; meanwhile, one writer explains why Elizabeth Warren is right about the Trans Pacific Partnership. These discoveries and more below.

May 21 10:01

Throwing The Pamphlet At Them: Crimes Without Criminals - In which we are amazed at how many crimes are committed by bank buildings

Six of the world's biggest banks will pay $5.8 billion and five of them agreed to plead guilty to charges tied to a currency-rigging probe as they seek to wind down almost half a decade of enforcement actions. Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays Plc and Royal Bank of Scotland Plc agreed to plead guilty to felony charges of conspiring to manipulate the price of U.S.

May 21 09:59

Millions exposed by latest health insurer hack

A US health insurer has admitted it has been hacked and the data of 1.1 million of its customers exposed.

CareFirst, which operates in several US states, is the third such company to fall victim to hackers.

The breach took place in June last year but was only recently discovered.
It follows similar attacks at Blue Cross, which had 11 million customer records stolen, and Anthem, which lost 80 million records.

The CareFirst database accessed included member names, birth dates, email addresses and identification numbers.

It did not include social security numbers, medical claims, employment , credit card or financial information, the company said.

May 21 09:59

California's new water legislation held under top secret status; no one's allowed to know the details

The U.S. government is becoming less transparent than it has been at any time in our history, as evidenced by pending water legislation in the nation's capital that voters, via their elected representatives, are not permitted to see.

As reported by McClatchy Papers, five months into a new Congress and years into a punishing drought that still continues to ravage most of California, legislation dealing with dwindling supplies of water confounds and splits the state's lawmakers.

Moreover, draft copies of bills are kept so close to the vest that they appear to be a top secret. The myriad details surrounding each draft are constantly changing. Timing to introduce the legislation is not yet settled, although a June 2 Senate hearing might go off as planned. Democrats are divided, and some are just angry.

Sound familiar?

May 21 09:58

Scott Walker Lets Millionaire Donors Know the Outrageous Sum It'll Take to Buy Him Off

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put a pricetag on how much it will cost to join his inner circle, where you can meet with the 2016 GOP presidential candidate and have “dedicated staff contact” to ensure that your agenda will heard and noted.

On Monday, while Walker was making the rounds on Capitol Hill in Washington, his super PAC—the latest campaign finance loophole-contorting tactic—was handing out formal printed invitations to join at the $1 million, $500,000 and $250,000 level that described just what political investors would get for their money.

May 21 09:55

The code war: Russia plans to free itself from iOS and Android

Finland’s Sailfish operating system is the platform for Russia’s latest fight for independence from US technology

May 21 09:53

Anti-NSA Pranksters Planted Tape Recorders Across New York and Published Your Conversations

The recordings posted to the site don’t name any of the eavesdropped speakers. But they do include the locations where the recordings were made, which could provide just enough information to identify some of those speakers. And regardless of anonymity, the prank is likely illegal: Secretly recording a conversation in New York requires the consent of at least one of the people recorded—a tape recorder planted under a table and retrieved later certainly doesn’t qualify.

Of the five recordings published on the project’s website so far, three of the recorders used to get them remain in place, and an untold number of others could still be planted around the city. So, careful what you say in public, New Yorkers—unless, of course, you have nothing to hide.

May 21 09:53

Russian Foreigin Minister Lavrov: Bulgaria and Albania want to divide up Macedonia among themselves

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov stated on the website of his ministry that there was talk of dividing up Macedonia and giving parts to Bulgaria and Albania.

The Russian minister went on suggesting that Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski was was under pressure to refuse to join sanctions against Russia and the South Stream pipeline and was cajoled into supporting the Turkish Stream project instead.

According to Lavrov, the idea is to divide Macedonia, seen as an artificially established state, among Bulgaria and Albania.

May 21 09:52

Putin says Ukraine’s statement on default unprofessional

Ukraine's statement regarding a possible default is a consequence of Kiev’s low level of professionalism, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordering the Finance Ministry to sort out the issue of Ukraine’s debt to Russia.

“The announcement of the upcoming default shows a level of responsibility and professionalism which is apparently not high,” Putin said at a meeting with members of the government.

“As far as I understand, the IMF [International Monetary Fund] doesn’t provide any loans to countries that are in a situation of default or bankruptcy,” he added addressing Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, requesting that he hold consultations on Ukraine's debt to the Russian Federation.

May 21 09:41

BOMBSHELL: Clinton Personally Told Ansar al-Sharia Behind Benghazi a Day BEFORE She Blamed Video

Hillary Clinton was personally emailed by Sidney Blumenthal two days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya with specific information tying the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia to the consulate attack. Ms. Clinton read and responded to the email. The next day Secretary Clinton spoke at Andrews Air Force Base and claimed specifically that the attack was because of "an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with." We now know that Ms. Clinton knowingly lied thanks to secret emails that were released today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Big shock, right?

May 21 09:21

Kosher Seal of Approval for PM Stephen Harper?

The council is a religious organization, primarily concerned with certifying whether products are kosher and on Thursday's evening it will give the prime minister its King David Award.

"The King David Award is presented to an individual who is a light unto the world," reads a description of the honour on the event's Facebook page. "One whose courage, strength, intelligence and faithfulness are examples and inspirations for us all.

Should have read blight. A blight unto the world

"This year’s honouree has gone over and above the call of duty in every one of those attributes."

Suuure. If we're talkin' blight then yes Stephen Harper has gone over and above the call of duty

Harper's vocal support for Israel has drawn consistent praise from many segments of the Jewish community, who traditionally voted for the Liberals.

Identity politics in action- Too bad for ordinary run of the mill Canadians.

May 21 09:20

Pam Geller’s Islamification

May 21 09:17

DHS GIVING GRANTS TO POLICE TO SET UP DUI CHECKPOINTS

Drunk driving has decreased by one-third since 2007 and three-quarters since 1973, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 2013-2014 Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The NHTSA used FORCIBLY collected oral fluid or blood samples from 11,100 drivers at 60 locations across the country to make the determination .

May 21 09:17

Special Collection For US Peace Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church in Louisville, KY held a special Sunday service collection to benefit the US Peace Memorial Foundation. This is a first for us, and a sign that our efforts to honor Americans who stand for peace is gaining traction.

We are honored by their generous donation of $920. Thanks to the congregation, Rev. Elwood R. Sturtevant, Lesley Henney, Chairperson and the Social Justice Committee, and Dr. Dennis Neyman, our Kentucky State Coordinator.

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church joined us in 2007 and has donated over $1000 to date. It is one of five churches to become a Founding Member. We hope that other churches will consider making a similar financial commitment to the work of the US Peace Memorial Foundation. If you are a member of a church that professes a belief in peace, please suggest this.

May 21 09:14

dream

I was thinking how humanity could descend to such barbarity around the world. How could African migrants risk their lives to leave countries wrecked psychologically and economically by colonial Europeans to seek to arrive in the same continent that subjugated them? How could Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims be slaughtered in the thousands by the majority Buddhists and surviving people end up in boats and sent back to starve and die at sea rejected by nearby countries including countries like Indonesia with Muslim majorities? How could relatives of Jewish holocaust survivors engage in racism and ethnic cleansing for native Palestinians while relatives of Armenian holocaust survivors lead amazingly rich productive caring lives? How could a very wealthy country like “Saudi Arabia” (the quotes are needed because it is an imposed name for a country stolen by the Saud Family) spend billions to support the US/Israeli agenda of destruction and mayhem in countries like Yemen and Syria?

May 21 09:13

"This is the Chinese navy...You go!" U.S. Surveillance Plane Warned to Leave Airspace

The Chinese navy yesterday issued eight warnings to a U.S. surveillance plane that was flying over artificial islands Beijing is building in the South China Sea.

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May 21 09:13

DEA STAFFERS SECRETLY OWNED STRIP CLUB WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DANCERS: FEDS

Two Manhattan DEA employees secretly owned a low-rent strip club in South Hackensack, NJ, that employed illegal immigrants from Brazil and Russia as dancers, the feds say in a new criminal complaint. The dive, called the Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge, has repeatedly been cited by state regulators for lewdness because the dancers over-exposed themselves — and also took money for sex in the private lap dance rooms, the complaint says.

May 21 09:06

COPS WHO FLASH BANGED INFANT’S CRIB ARE BLAMING THE BABY

Nearly a year has passed since a Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19 month old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.

May 21 09:03

DECAPITATED BODY OF BRAZILIAN JOURNALIST AND BLOGGER INVESTIGATING CHILD PROSTITUTION RING FOUND

Evany José Metzker’s body was found outside the town of Padre Paraíso, in the northeast of Brazil’s southeastern Minas Gerais state.

According to local media reports he had been stripped half-naked and his hands tied behind his back. His head was found 100 metres from his body.

May 21 08:52

US spy aircraft defies Chinese warnings, swoops over disputed islands

The US military has carried out its threat to fly over disputed islands in the South China Sea, defying multiple warnings by China’s navy for the surveillance aircraft to leave the area.

May 21 08:49

POLICE MORALE IS DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY :(

Last week was annual “Police Week” in Washington, D.C. Officers and representatives from all over the country were in attendence to show their support of police who are killed on the job. 2014 saw 127 officers killed, one of the safest years on record to be a police officer, while an unprecedented 1000+ citizens were killed by police in the same year.

May 21 08:46

U.S. and Israel have worst inequality in the developed world

The U.S. and Israel have the worst inequality in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The OECD found that the gap between rich and poor is at record levels in most of its 34 member countries. But the U.S. and Israel stood out from the pack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This nation is the United States of America. I would prefer it remain the United States of America and not be transformed into Eastisrael!

May 21 08:41

NYPD ADMITS THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTING TOO MANY PEOPLE, CONSIDERING AMNESTY FOR 1.2 MILLION

The New York Police Department is being forced to acknowledge they have arrested far too many people for victimless crimes. Now, the department admits they will have to do something about it. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has publicly accepted the fact that “millions” have been convicted of crimes that they should never have been jailed for. The new controversial proposal suggests the City of New York grant amnesty to over 1 million citizens who have open warrants for low-level, clearly victimless offenses.

May 21 08:41

Law or no law, Canadians better not criticise Israel

Is Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper inching towards criminalising criticism of Israel?

Since first elected in 2006, his Conservative government has been pointing in that direction. Tiny gestures to be sure. But, taken together, they trouble many Canadians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

"The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everyone can see it!" -- Michael Rivero

May 21 08:34

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Deals With His Bank’s Felony Charge – Badly

Against this backdrop of a serial crime spree on the part of employees on multiple continents and coast to coast in the United States, JPMorgan released a statement yesterday regarding the bank pleading guilty to a felony charge for engaging in the rigging of foreign currency trading, calling it “principally attributable to a single trader.” In the statement, Dimon says the bank has a “historically strong culture.”

Dimon is, if nothing else, a master of the grand illusion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, he is not a master, because we all see that it is an illusion!

May 21 08:29

FACEBOOK-OWNED OCULUS VR SET TO LAUNCH INTO THE VIRTUAL PORN INDUSTRY

Hopefully, Oculus VR, like Google Glass before it, will be a spectacular failure that people reject. Pray that it is. FACEBOOK-OWNED OCULUS VR HAS NO PLANS TO PREVENT THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FROM USING ITS RIFT VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AS A CONSUMER PRODUCT WITHIN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016, ACCORDING TO OCULUS FOUNDER PALMER LUCKEY.

May 21 08:26

GM SAYS YOU DON'T OWN YOUR CAR, YOU JUST LICENSE IT

GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine. Like Deere, GM wants to stop the Copyright Office from granting an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow you to jailbreak the code in your car's engine so that you can take it to a non-GM mechanic for service, or fix it yourself. By controlling who can service your car, GM can force you to buy only official, expensive parts, protecting its bottom line.

May 21 08:24

When “good morning” is an order to kill: Israel’s attack on my neighborhood

From Breaking the Silence’s research, I know that an Israeli commander ordered his troops to blanket-bomb the area. When asked what the troops should target, he told them to pick whatever they wished. “Good morning al-Bureij,” he said to a two-way radio.

That “greeting” amounted to a green light for indiscriminate destruction.

May 21 08:23

France launches new UN effort to undermine Palestinian rights

The government of French President François Hollande is renewing its efforts to fatally undermine fundamental Palestinian rights, particularly those of refugees.

France’s Le Figaro has obtained the text of a draft UN Security Council resolution that the Hollande administration plans to introduce sometime before September.

The resolution should be seen as the international counterpart to France’s increasingly fierce crackdown on Palestine solidarity at home under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.

May 21 08:23

Norwegian FM warns Israel: Pressure over Palestinians to resume after Iran deal

International pressure on Israel over the Palestinian issue will resume once Iran and the six powers sign their expected nuclear deal at the end of June, Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday.

May 21 08:22

'Weaponizing Vulnerabilities': New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones

The intelligence alliance known as Five Eyes—comprising the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia—exploited security weaknesses in one of the world's most popular browsers to obtain data about users and planned to use links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top secret National Security Agency (NSA) document published Wednesday has revealed.

May 21 08:18

Behind the Media’s Assault on Seymour Hersh

He’s the most respected journalist in U.S. history, and for decades Seymour
Hersh has consistently broken major international stories, winning him the Pulitzer Prize among other prestigious awards of journalism.

May 21 08:18

Nuclear War Is Not Likely Over Ukraine: US Tries to Reassure World

“We don’t think the Ukrainian conflict is a nuclear crisis.”

That comment is a recent example of a US State Department diplomat deploying standard diplo-speak in order to engage in nuclear saber rattling by denying there’s any need to rattle any of the roughly 10,000 nuclear sabers that already worry the entire sentient world.

May 21 08:14

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OVERRULES U.S. COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN RULES FOR MEAT PRODUCTS

U.S. government attempts to inform consumers about the origins of the beef and pork they purchase in stores have been undermined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Siding with officials from Canada and Mexico, the WTO ruled that American regulations that require the meat industry to use country of origin labels (COOL) represent a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). COOLs are intended to tell shoppers in which country the meat they buy was born, raised and slaughtered. In addition to letting consumers know if the meat was produced locally, they gave regulators a way to begin tracing the meat in case of a problem with it.

May 21 08:12

US sees war as only option to keep global domination

With the rise of the Global South and BRICS countries, it seems the United States sees war as the only option in order to keep its global domination, an American journalist and political commentator says.

May 21 08:12

Latest Guilty Pleas Prove Big Bank Criminality 'Rampant,' But Jail Time Non-Existent

In the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that five global financial institutions have agreed to plead guilty to multiple crimes and pay about $5.6 billion in penalties for manipulating foreign currencies and interest rates, corporate watchdogs are reiterating the call to ‘break up the banks’ in light of their ongoing malfeasance.

May 21 08:12

5,000 Cooks and Cashiers Wage Largest-Ever Protest at McDonald’s Shareholder Meeting

Marching behind a giant banner that read, “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps,” 5,000 cooks and cashiers massed at the company’s corporate headquarters Wednesday to kick off the largest-ever protest to hit the burger giant’s annual shareholder meeting.

May 21 08:08

US threatens not to sign nuclear deal with Iran due to inspection of military sites

Washington has threatened not to sign a final nuclear agreement with Tehran unless the Iranian government gives full access to its military sites and nuclear scientists.

May 21 08:08

Illinois House Passes Bill to Stop BDS Campaign Against Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

The Citizens United decision granted corporations legal personhood in regard to the right of Free Speech under the First Amendment. The application of financial pressure by the pensions abridges that right. Hence the Illinois Bill is unconstitutional and under the Supreme Court Ruling Marbury vs Madison, automatically null and void.

The use of any coercive tactic to alter the political views of another party is defined as an act of terror under the USA PATRIOT act.

So, the legislature, along with demonstrating that they actually serve a foreign government ahead of the people of Illinois, are not only unconstitutional, but terrorists!

May 21 08:08

The Next Step in the Global Meltdown

Europe will lead the world into Economic Totalitarianism because government is now desperate to retain the euro. If the euro collapses, so will Brussels. The government exists solely because of the euro.

May 21 08:07

When Hollywood Sold America on Evil: Stunning PBS Frontline Doc Reveals the Depths of CIA Propaganda

In recent days, there’s been quite a bit of discussion about the 2011 raid in Abottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin laden, based upon reporting by Seymour Hersh in the London Review of Books. His story has been greeted with tremendous skepticism by the political establishment and the mainstream press, as were all of his stories going back the My Lai massacre and his early exposés of the CIA’s spying for years on American citizens back in the 1970s.

May 21 08:07

Pension funds ordered to divest companies that support boycott of Israel

Five US public sector pension funds are to divest from companies that boycott investment in Israel after a state government passed new legislation forcing the move.

The US state of Illinois saw its House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously pass legislation requiring five state-funded pension schemes to identify all companies that boycott Israel and divest their direct and indirect holdings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You all tell me when you are finally fed up with your government putting the interests of a foreign power as their top priority.

May 21 08:06

'We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement

The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani’s acclaimed documentary, We Are Many, premiering in the UK this week.

May 21 07:59

Bernie Sanders vs Rand Paul voting record highlights

One is a huge fan of unaccountable authoritarianism. One is not.

May 21 07:57

Bush’s brother blames crisis in Iraq on Obama

Presumed US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, brother of former US President George W. Bush, has criticized President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy.

May 21 07:56

Dear God, Please Just Say No To Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday announced he is praying over his decision whether to run for president. Yesterday he also issued an executive order yesterday supporting discrimination against marriages by Louisiana gay and lesbian citizens, minutes after a similar bill was overwhelmingly rejected by the Louisiana legislature.

May 21 07:56

Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis is already enveloping the contest to find his replacement.

May 21 07:56

Arab-American Journalist Detained by Israeli Security for ‘Flying While Muslim’

It is well known in the Arab community in Israel that “Flying While Muslim” will earn you extra security checks and delayed travel. Palestinian-American journalist Noor Wazwaz shared her experience of flying into Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport across her social media channels, where she has more than 28,000 followers.

Wazwaz, who says her goal is become “the first Muslim hijab [head scarf]-wearing news anchor on American television,” decided to become a journalist to better represent “[the] Arab and Muslim voice in Western media.”

May 21 07:55

IRGC Quds Force Official: US, Zionists' Attack against Iran Equal to Razing Israel

The remarks by the Iranian Supreme Leader's representative at the IRGC Quds Force, Ali Shirazi, came after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon threatened to nuke Iran.

"In case of the smallest wrong action by the US and the Zionists against Iran, we will raze Israel to the ground easily," Shirazi warned, addressing a ceremony in the Southeastern city of Kerman on Wednesday evening.

May 21 07:54

Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on May 12th, responding to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assertions that Ukraine will retake Crimea and will conquer Donbass:

“I have not had a chance – I have not read the speech. I haven’t seen any context. I have simply heard about it in the course of today. But if indeed President Poroshenko is advocating an engagement in a forceful effort at this time, we would strongly urge him to think twice not to engage in that kind of activity, that that would put Minsk in serious jeopardy. And we would be very, very concerned about what the consequences of that kind of action at this time may be.”

May 21 07:53

Indonesia Just Sank "A Large Chinese Vessel" And 40 Other Fishing Boats In The South China Sea

The boats, seized from Chinese, Malaysian, Philippine, Thai and Vietnamese fishermen, were blown up on National Awakening Day, which commemorates the first political movement toward Indonesia's independence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a clarification of the story. The boats were already in the possession of Indonesia, having been confiscated for sighing in Indonesian waters over the last few months, and were blown up as a public display.

May 21 07:48

Western backed ISIS now controls half of Syria

May 21 07:47

Clinton presidency would be "great for Israel" according to Jewish billionaire Haim Saban

In yet another display of the total Jewish domination of American politics, particularly at the highest levels, the Jewish billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban openly stated in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that Hillary Clinton would be an ideal president for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let Hillary move to Israel and be their President!

May 21 07:45

Israel Fears Obama Will Stop Hiding Its Nuclear 'Secret'

The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a U.N. conference this week to adopt a resolution that could compel Israel to acknowledge its nuclear arsenal.

At issue is a proposal at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference that would empower the U.N. secretary general to organize a conference to pursue a Middle East free of nukes and other weapons of mass destruction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The longer the US government goes on pretending that they do not know Israel has nuclear weapons, the more the American people understand that the US Government is a puppet regime serving Tel Aviv.

May 21 07:37

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones

The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.

May 21 07:36

Parents' Kids Kidnapped By Cops For Not Putting Them in School

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We expect to accomplish by education what dictators in Europe are seeking to do by compulsion and force." -- Louis Alber, chief of the National Recovery Administration, 1933

May 21 05:28

Banks Are Now Pleading Guilty to Crimes. So Why Aren't They Being Punished Like Criminals?

Not so long ago, federal prosecutors were simply terrified by the idea of what might happen if they ever brought criminal charges against a major bank. They worried that the consequences of a felony conviction might cause a large financial institution to collapse and wreak havoc on Wall Street, much as the accounting firm Arthur Andersen went bust after it was convicted for its role in the Enron scandal.

May 21 05:27

Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership due to Internet freedom concerns

More than 250 tech companies have signed a letter demanding greater transparency from Congress and decrying the broad regulatory language in leaked parts of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill.

May 21 05:15

Iconic Toy Store to Close July 15

FAO Schwarz (a Toys’R’Us owned store) is set to close it’s doors in NYC on July 15 due to rising rental costs for the store front.

May 20 22:03

Ruptured Pipeline Along California Coast Dumps Crude Oil into Pacific Ocean

An oil pipeline that runs along the coast of central California broke on Tuesday, according to officials, dumping tens of thousands of gallons of crude onto local beaches and creating a 4-mile slick in the Pacific Ocean.

May 20 21:53

"Venezuela is Palestine's Most Important Ally," Says Palestinian FM

Speaking at a press conference marking the diplomat's first official visit to the country on Tuesday morning, al-Maliki noted that Venezuela "is Palestine's most important ally".

May 20 21:48

Why the US is Finally Talking to Russia

So a woman walks into a room... That's how quite a few jokes usually start. In our case, self-appointed Queen of Nulandistan Victoria "F**k the EU" walks into a room in Moscow to talk to Russian deputy foreign ministers Sergei Ryabkov and Grigory Karasin.

May 20 21:27

CYF in child abuse predictor trials

Model pools data from across departments to forecast most at-risk children — but some experts are cautious.

A mathematical model designed to predict children at risk of abuse will be trialled with data about children reported to Child, Youth and Family.

The model predicts which children will suffer substantiated child abuse or neglect based on 132 factors drawn from cross-departmental records, including the parents' ages, their criminal records, their own history of being abused as children, and recorded family violence.

Initial testing by the Social Development Ministry, looking at the 5 per cent of children born in 2007 who would have been rated at highest risk in the model, found that 31 per cent suffered substantiated maltreatment by age 5. That figure was projected to rise to 40 per cent by age 10, but still meant 60 per cent would have been targeted unnecessarily ("false positives").

May 20 20:31

The Battle of Palmyra - by Dr. Franklin Lamb


A late report from Washington has it that U.S. President Barack Obama is considering an NSA recommendation that Special Forces “boots on the ground” at least be discussed and that the US may direct its war against ISIS to save Palmyra.

May 20 19:04

George Soros, NATO, US Color Revolution Machine Behind Unrest in Macedonia

By Brandon Turbeville

With tensions heating up between the United States and Russia over a number of issues - Ukraine, BRICS, sanctions, and NATO encirclement to name a few - the West continues its move in toward Russia's borders. The latest target in the Anglo-American destabilization campaign has now come forward - Macedonia.

In the attempt to destroy the elected government of Macedonia, George Soros, NATO, and the Western Color Revolution apparatus have all come together to ensure that the will of the Macedonian people is denied as is the will of populations in all Western-style democracies.

As informed observers might well suspect, any color revolution taking place in Eastern Europe will involve the heavy hand of George Soros...

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