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April 24, 2015

Apr 24 15:18

Mexicans Are Now Happier Than Americans

How can this be possible?

It might have something to do with the fact that social mobility is much lower in the U.S. than in many other developed countries, and that modern Americans have no more social mobility than in medieval England.

Or that inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in apartheid South Africa, Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America. Indeed, economist and inequality expert Thomas Piketty notes that – for those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world ….”

Or that Americans have less access to justice than Botswanans … and are more abused by police than Kazakhstanis.

Apr 24 15:17

It's possible innocent people were executed because the FBI messed up evidence

Analysts gave testimony in 268 cases and made "erroneous statements" in 257 of those cases, according to the review. Defendants in at least 35 of these cases got the death penalty, and 33 of those cases contained errors. Five of them, however, died of natural causes while on death row, and nine of them have already been executed.

"It’s possible that some of these people who were executed were wrongly executed," Paul Cates, communications director of the Innocence Project, told Business Insider.

The 33 inmates on death row now could have been wrongfully convicted as well, Cates noted.

Apr 24 15:05

The Link Between Fracking Activity And Earthquakes Is Getting Stronger

On Tuesday, scientists from Southern Methodist University added to the growing body of research linking small earthquakes to oil and gas wastewater disposal. That body of research is particularly important to the popular but controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which produces significantly more wastewater than conventional drilling.

On the same day, Oklahoma’s government announced that it would officially embrace that large body of scientific research, and start figuring out how to deal with its growing earthquake problem. In the last decade, Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic increase in earthquakes — an increase that has happened in tandem with the spread of wastewater disposal from fracking operations across the state.

Apr 24 15:03

Coal Companies Are Selling Coal To Themselves To Get More Government Subsidies

In what is being described as a fundamental shift in how the coal industry does business, over 40 percent of all coal produced in Wyoming is now being first sold not to a power plant or a utility, but to a subsidiary of the same company that mined the coal — a 17-fold increase since 2004 for the U.S.’s largest coal-producing state.

According to a new report by the Center for American Progress, these inside deals between coal companies and their own subsidiaries (known as “captive transactions”) are aimed, in part, at intentionally dodging federal and state royalty payments and maximizing taxpayer-funded subsidies from the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Apr 24 14:20

Ford layoffs at the plant where Obama touted auto's comeback

Ford Motor Co.'s layoffs announced this week are coming at the same auto plant President Barack Obama visited earlier this year to tout the U.S. industry's comeback.

Apr 24 14:06

Clinton Scandal Summary Archive

Contents and statistics - click on date to jump to desired week

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Apr 24 14:04

FLASHBACK - FILEGATE: THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE SNOOPED ON IT'S ENEMIES

As of July 20th, 1998, the Associated Press reports that Linda Tripp's FBI was among those collected by the White House. Now, when the following list was originally released, it was claimed that it stopped at the letter "G" because the White House had suddenly realized that something was wrong and quit requesting files.

Clearly, with Linda's "T" file now known to have been requested by the White House, that claim is a lie, and files from H to T had to also have been requested.

Here is the original list and the "corrected" version.

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Apr 24 14:03

FLASHBACK - THE CLINTONS ... KNOWN BY THE COMPANY THEY KEEP

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Apr 24 14:00

FLASHBACK - The Cliton's Arkensas : The Crimes of Mena: Small Town For Smuggling

I guess this is an open letter to anybody that might
read this on the Internet. My name is Russell Welch.
I was a criminal investigator in the Arkansas State
Police until January 16, 1996. Almost all of that
time was spent in Mena, Arkansas. I was the second
criminal investigator assigned to Mena. The first
investigator was placed at Mena in 1977 primarily
to monitor drug traffic at the Mena Airport. Barry
Seal wasn't the first show to come to the Mena Airport
and he wasn't the last. I took over investigations
at Mena in 1981. At that time, my supervisors
kept pressure on me to develop cases at the Mena
Airport. By 1990, I was being ordered to stay away
from apparent drug activity at the airport. Before
I was ordered away from drug activity, high ranking
officers in the Arkansas State Police were allowing
suspects to look at my files. The suspects didn't
even have to ask for access to my files. The information

Apr 24 13:56

FLASHBACK - The Crimes of Mena: The Clintons

This is the article which had been scheduled to appear in the Washington Post. After having cleared the legal department for all possible questions of inaccurate statements, the article was scheduled for publication when just as the presses were set to roll, Washington Post Managing Editor Bob Kaiser (Like George Bush, a member of the infamous "Skull & Bones Fraternity), killed the article without explanation. According to the sidebar which appeared with the Penthouse Magazine version of this story, Bob Kaiser refused to even meet with Sally Denton and Roger Morris, hiding in his office while his secretary made excuses.

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Apr 24 13:46

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Apr 24 13:43

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

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Posted for the radio audience. If you have not read this, read it. Then forward it to everyone you know.

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Apr 24 13:18

Want to shoot machine guns with the SEAL who killed bin Laden? It'll cost you $50,000

Key contributors to a conservative group have received a special invitation: For $50,000, they can shoot guns and hang out this June with Robert O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL credited with killing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

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Apr 24 13:17

A CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL AT THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HEBREW DAY SCHOOLS

On Monday, April 27, 2015, Senator Rand Paul will meet for a conversation and luncheon with Jewish community leaders at the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools headquarters in Brooklyn.

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You know who Rand Paul works for!

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.


Apr 24 13:11

Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

Friday, April 17, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Trouble in Paradise -- Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

24 April 2014 -- First video coming today. Wells Fargo responded after I outed them and counsel for reading my email with proof that all of them had read my inquiry but had not yet responded. Query, what percentage of the homes valued over $500K received a loan mod.... when the stakes get high the banksters for the the gold.

Hello Mr. King,

Apr 24 13:04

Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Weapons in ISIL Position. ISIL Supported by Saudi Arabia and Israel

According to Al-Mayadeen television, the Iraqi volunteer forces found Israeli-made weapons in an ISIL position in al-Karmah city in Anbar province.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Apr 24 12:36

FLASHBACK - THE CLINTON COCAINE CANDIDACY

Who said,"Gotta get some for my brother. He's got a nose like a vacuum cleaner!"

ROGER CLINTON

Apr 24 12:35

THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT

NEW! Updated for Hillary's 2016 run!

My thanks to everyone who took the time to write and suggest corrections. Many changes have been made to this list based on the info sent in and more will be added in the very near future.

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Apr 24 12:33

Fifty Years Later: The Significance of the Nuremberg Code

1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.

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Basically, it is a war crime to force medical treatment on people.

Apr 24 12:31

Virginia state agency cancels Jerusalem trip citing Israeli discrimination

The state agency that regulates the legal profession in Virginia has canceled a planned seminar in Jerusalem following objections over Israel’s discrimination against Americans of Palestinian, Arab and Muslim ancestry.


Apr 24 12:27

Ukrainian Forces Open Fire on Humanitarian Aid Convoy

Ukrainian forces opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoy ‘Relief Fund Novorossiya’. One member of the convoy was killed, one wounded, six captured.
Yesterday our convoy consisting of 3 vehicles arrived in the Shirokino region, with humanitarian aid. The load consisted of food, medicines, seeds for crops, clothes for civilians. There were also 20 bulletproof vests and helmets for the members of the people’s militia to reduce the fatalities they are sustaining there. Among the members of the crew was journalist Boris Borisovich, who had intended to film a report on civilian life in Shirokino...
All the members of the humanitarian aid convoy had the relevant documentation, and the lead car was marked up with our symbol, and Moscow registration plates.

Apr 24 12:23

Shocking Aerial Footage of the Amazon Forest in Peru

This aerial footage of the Amazon forest throughout the region of Marde de Dios, Peru, will likely leave you speechless. It shows the expansiveness and the devastation caused by deforestation and mining, much of which has occurred in this particular region since 2010. Please share and show your support for efforts such as Community Carbon Trees in Costa Rica that protect and plant trees in regions close to the equator. Sponsor a tree today.

https://youtu.be/c5cIvHeNXmk

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Apr 24 12:21

"Ukraine may soon disappear from the map of Europe," the ex-defense Minister Hrytsenko

"As I assess the situation in the country? As critical. We have stock of max in a few months to move back from the brink and avoid the scenario of a failed-state, when the state of Ukraine may disappear altogether from the map of Europe" - said Gritsenko.

Apr 24 12:06

What's the spot onWorld Ceres?

Can you guess what's creating those unusual bright spots on Ceres? On March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft began orbiting Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even before the spacecraft arrived at the dwarf planet, images revealed mysterious bright spots that captivated scientists and observers alike. Until Dawn gets a closer look over the next few months, it's anyone's guess what those spots could be. So, go ahead! Cast your vote below.

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Pointless PR from NASA. Science is not a democracy and does not submit to popular will (unless one is a climatologist).

Apr 24 11:56

Ukraine: Ministry of defensene is preparing for military operations in Donbass

The defense Ministry of Ukraine has started the re-entry of Soviet guns stored at the Central artillery base weapons. This was reported on the page of the departments in the social network "Facebook". After the recovery tools are planned to be sent to the conflict zone in the Southeast of the country.
We will remind, on April 23, in the Internet appeared the video, the footage which was captured as US instructors teach soldiers to use the APU Soviet grenade launcher RPG-7, which was adopted over 50 years ago.http://lifenews.ru/news/152959
Earlier in mass media appeared information about the preparation of a full-scale offensive of the Ukrainian army in the Republic of Donbass. DNR Chapter Alexander Zakharchenko said that this information is confirmed by intelligence. According to him, Kiev, most likely, will unleash the conflict in May, and already now it is possible to calculate the direction of the main attacks of the Ukrainian army at a concentration of troops and equipment.

Apr 24 11:55

VT Senate votes to end a vaccine exemption

The state Senate voted Wednesday to end the philosophical exemption for childhood vaccinations and to make the full range of shots a condition for enrolling in school.

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In 1976 the US Government mandated vaccination against the swine ful, then had to call it off when the vaccine started killing fifty times as many people as the flu did. Today the push is the MMR vaccine, sold using fear tactics of the current measles outbreak. But the vast majority of the people catching measles have had the vaccine (as was the case with the last mumps outbreak) suggesting at the very least the vaccine does not work, or worse, the vaccine is causing the illness, which happens a lot more often than you might imagine.

The CDC reports that not a single American has died of measles in the last ten years, yet the Vaccine Court, the body set up to arbitrate settlements from vaccine damage, acknowledges more than 100 Americans have died from the measles vaccine.

Now, the giant pharmaceutical corporations make vast profits selling medicine to people who do not really need it (not unlike the traveling medicine show salesmen of as bygone era) and no doubt share these profits generously with politicians during campaign season.

But I hold it to be the most inalienable of human rights to decide what does or does not go into our own bodies. We are, after all, human beings and not livestock owned by the government!

Apr 24 11:53

VIDEO: Florida Deputy Pursues, Shoots Unarmed Man Holding Cellphone

Dashcam video recently released from a 2013 shooting shows a Florida Sheriff's Deputy following a man on a bicycle and then shooting him four times after the unarmed man dismounts and walks towards the officer, holding a cellphone in his hand.

Apr 24 11:53

The Key War on Terror Propaganda Tool: Only Western Victims Are Acknowledged

In all the years I’ve been writing about Obama’s drone killings, yesterday featured by far the most widespread critical discussion in U.S. establishment journalism circles. This long-suppressed but crucial fact about drones was actually trumpeted as the lead headline on the front page of The New York Times yesterday:

The reason for the unusually intense, largely critical coverage of drone killings yesterday is obvious: the victims of this strike were Western and non-Muslim, and therefore were seen as actually human.

Apr 24 11:52

40 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

According to the Daily Treasury Statement for Wednesday, April 22, which was published by the U.S. Treasury on Thursday, April 23, that portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed the day at $18,112,975,000,000—for the 40th day in a row.

$18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.

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Funny thing!!!!

Apr 24 11:41

Obama's Orwellian Language on Drones

Apr 24 11:31

Report: JP Morgan Chase Prepares For Crisis By Stockpiling Silver: “An Exceptionally Large Amount”

If his words aren’t enough to convince you we have a systemic problem that will soon come to the forefront, maybe the recent actions of his secretive trading desks will suffice...

Apr 24 11:30

Deputies Approve The Carrying Of Weapons By Foreign Agents In Mexico

Law Will Let Some Foreign Agents Carry Weapons in Mexico

Mexico’s congress sanction on Thursday a change that lets some outside specialists convey arms inside the nation, a huge change in a country that has verifiably said the practice would abuse its power.

http://whatisusa.info/deputies-approve-the-carrying-of-weapons-by-fore...

Apr 24 11:30

Thunderstorms set to strike across the US with the possibility of tornadoes days after snowfall hits the North

Bad weather may destroy weekend plans in multiple states, with both thunderstorms and tornadoes forecast to strike.

The news comes after a tornado touched down in Florida on Thursday afternoon.

Apr 24 11:29

Rare tornado touches down on Oahu

A tornado was spotted by residents in West Oahu Thursday afternoon and confirmed by the National Weather Service.

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We had a tornado touch down on our street three years ago!

Apr 24 11:23

US Will Not Go to War With Russia Over Crimea - Ex-Ambassador McFaul

The United States will not conduct a military operation against Crimea, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul told newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda.
In the interview, McFaul said that Ukrainians are thinking like Russian President Vladimir Putin when they believe that the US will respond to militarily to Crimea's reunification with Russia.
Ron Paul speaking in Reno in 2011.
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Ron Paul: IMF Policies on Ukraine are Irresponsible
"Right now you are talking like Putin: you, Americans, created the revolution against Yanukovych and here's the result! We didn't do this, you did this!" McFaul said.
McFaul added that for Crimea to ever become part of Ukraine again, it would need to undergo successful economic and political reforms, as well as defeat corruption.

Apr 24 11:16

OBAMA KILLS TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE

Obama has been quoted saying he “takes full responsibility” for the two hostages, one American and one Italian, killed recently in a drone attack. At the same time, Obama praised the United States for its transparency in such matters.

What in God’s name does he mean? How can you have responsibility with no consequences? Isn’t that a bit like patting yourself on the back for high principles, having just committed murder? And transparency? That also is a word without meaning when applied to a country which runs a string of secret wars and coups, a country which spies on virtually the entire planet, and a country whose warehouses bulge with so many classified documents it would take a thousand years to review them.

Obama’s use of words has no meaning, much like the lack of meaning inherent in the kind of world into which he is eagerly helping to pitch us.

Apr 24 11:10

Crime And Punishment - Holocaust vs. Paedophilia

Allison Pearson wrote in The Telegraph two days ago, “As Oskar Groening, the so-called Accountant of Auschwitz, goes on trial at the age of 93 for his complicity in war crimes, the 86-year-old Labour peer Greville Janner is excused prosecution for 22 alleged sexual offences against nine boys in his Leicestershire constituency, from the 1960s to the 1980s, because he is suffering from ‘severe dementia’.”

Pearson is spot on. While Groening is merely a Goy and a German, Lord Janner is a Jew and not just an ordinary Jew, but a quite prominent one. From 1978 to 1984 Lord Janner was the chairman of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, an institution that claims to “represent British Jews.” Lord Janner is also dominant in the field of holocaust education. He is clearly concerned with Jewish suffering but apparently dismissive of the shoah he is accused of inflicting on minor boys at the same time he represented British Jews.

Apr 24 11:07

Euro zone warns Greece no cash till full reform deal

Euro zone finance ministers warned Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete economic reform plan, as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy.

Apr 24 10:47

US plans globally integrated military operations — Russia’s intelligence

The United States is planning "globally integrated" operations in which all intelligence and control means would be pooled into an integrated circuit resembling the Internet, the chief of the General Staff’s intelligence directorate, Igor Sergun, said on Friday.
He explained that a "globally integrated" campaign spelled an evolution from the strategic level operation. It would be conducted simultaneously on land, on the high seas, in space and in the cyberspace. In the course of such operations highly mobile combined forces will be formed promptly on the basis of US military units in various parts of the world," Sergun said.
Sergun also revealed that the United States plans to expand the forward deployment of its armed forces, which implies the permanent or temporary presence of its troops in the territories of more than 100 countries around the world.

Apr 24 10:45

HRT raises breast cancer risk up to EIGHT years after women stop taking it, scientists warn

Hormone replacement therapy increases a woman's risk of breast cancer up to eight years after she has stopped treatment, scientists have warned.

The new findings come from experts who conducted one of the world's largest studies into the effects of HRT - used to ease the effects of menopause.

The Women's Health Initiative in the US and the Million Women Study in the UK have both revealed strong evidence that HRT increases a woman's risk of breast, womb and ovarian cancers.

Apr 24 10:45

Kick ’em where it hurts: Palestinians demand FIFA cancel Israel’s membership

Rajoub previously filed a complaint to FIFA against Israel demanding its FIFA membership be cancelled because it breached the organisation’s charter.In a press conference, Rajoub said that the complaints included calls for FIFA to stop Israeli practices against Palestinian sportspersons, including the daily aggression on sportsmen who face Israeli restrictions on their movement and are subjected to racism.

Apr 24 10:40

Warsaw bans Russian bikers from crossing Polish territory in Moscow-Berlin motocross

The decision comes in spite of Thursday’s remarks of Poland’s former Prime Minister Leszek Miller who called the step "a political paranoia."
The Polish Interior Ministry sent a note to the Russian Embassy in Poland "containing information on refusing entry to the territory of Poland to an organized group of motorcyclists, including representatives of the ‘Night Wolves’ club."
On April 25, Russian motorcyclists plan to start Moscow-Berlin motocross which will pass through Minsk, Brest, Wroclaw, Brno, Bratislava, Vienna, Munich and Prague.

Apr 24 10:38

Girl Scouts to Allow Boys Who Pretend They’re Girls to Join

A traditional values leader is exposing the Girl Scouts for its continued move toward far-left causes.

The latest announcement, says Linda Harvey of Mission America, is that little boys from kindergarten through high school can join the Girl Scouts, if the boy considers himself a girl.

Apr 24 10:37

Handguns for minors? Alabama bill would let those under 18 possess pistols with parental permission

People under 18 could soon be legally able to have handguns in Alabama if bills in the state House and Senate are approved.
Both branches of the state legislature are considering a bill that, if passed, will allow minors with their parents' permission to posses pistols.

Apr 24 10:36

More than 700 foreigners to take part in Victory Parade in Moscow

"It is planned to attract ten squadrons with a total number of 732 people from the countries that have confirmed their participation in the parade," Commander-in-Chief of Russian Ground Forces Colonel General Oleg Salyukov said on Friday.
Salyukov added that foreign squadrons would arrive at the Alabino military training grounds near Moscow to begin preparation for the parade and would leave Russia on May 10.

Apr 24 10:33

Russia to carry on with modern weapons supplies to Cuba — Defense Minister Shoigu

"We intend to continue cooperation in supplying the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces with modern weapons and military hardware," Shoigu said at a meeting in Moscow with Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas.
According to the Russian defense minister, the Russian-Cuban cooperation received an additional boost following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana last year.
"Our cooperation in the military sector is actively developing and my February meetings in Havana proved our common drive toward the expansion of our partnership relations in the military and military-technical spheres," the Russian minister said.
Shoigu also thanked Cabrisas for warm receptions provided by Cuba to Russian warship each time they call on the Havana port.

Apr 24 10:30

Armenian president thanks Putin for his warm speech at genocide remembrance ceremony

You found the words, which touched the heart of every Armenian," Sargsyan said. "According to my own assessment and the assessment of our citizens, those words were said by the leader of an allied state and a fraternal country," Sargsyan stressed.
In his speech at the Remembrance ceremony, Putin said that Russia’s stance on genocide remained unchanged: it cannot be justified. He said that Russia was genuinely sympathizing with the Armenian people who lived through one of the most terrible tragedies in human history. "The events of 1915 shook the whole world. Russia perceived them as its own grief. Hundreds of thousands of helpless and homeless Armenians found shelter in the territory of Russia and were saved," Putin stressed noting that it was Russian diplomats who made the whole world condemn the violence against the Armenian population.

Apr 24 10:26

Turkish minister attends Armenian Genocide liturgy for first time

For the first time in history, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir attended a liturgy on Friday commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire, local TV channels have reported.
"We deeply respect the pain which our Armenian brothers have suffered. And we who suffered as well [during that period] are not against commemorating those dead. For that reason, I feel that it’s my duty to participate in this liturgy," Bozkir said.
Despite a serious dispute between Ankara and Yerevan on the 1915 events, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the republic was still ready to jointly study the archives on the events of the beginning of the last century.
Erdogan said Turkey "is always prepared to build peaceful and good neighborly relations with Armenia and is open for that and is ready for a dialogue."

Apr 24 10:24

Militia claim Kiev forces violated ceasefire regime 51 times over past 24 hours

Kiev forces have violated the ceasefire regime in Donbass 51 times over the last 24 hours, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry said on Friday.
"The intensity of shellings has grown, the Ukrainian side has violated the ceasefire regime 51 times over the last 24 hours. Punitive battalions have started using heavy weaponry again," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR defense ministry as saying.
The Ukrainian forces shelled the settlements of Shirokino, Zhabunki, Spartak, Yelenovka, along with the Volvo center, Donetsk airport and the Oktyabrskaya mine.

Apr 24 10:19

Snow begins to fall in Sierra; Valley gears up for rainy weekend

A dusting of snow was already falling in the Sierra early Friday morning. The snow is expected to continue throughout the day.

Apr 24 10:18

You call this springtime? Yes, it snowed this morning in Boston

Thought you were seeing things this morning?

Don’t worry, your eyes weren’t playing tricks. It really did snow.

Apr 24 10:18

Study: Global Warming Has Slowed But Could Heat Up Again

A study led by Duke University of 1,000 years of temperature records has shown that global warming is not occurring as fast as some have suggested, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported.

"Based on our analysis, a middle-of-the-road warming scenario is more likely, at least for now," Patrick Brown, a doctoral student in climatology at Duke University, said of the analysis of the research. "But this could change."

Apr 24 10:03

Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) -- an essay by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Resistance to Civil Government, or Civil Disobedience

Apr 24 09:57

Columbia University sued by male student in ‘Carry that Weight’ rape case

Last fall, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz began carrying a mattress around campus — a protest, she said, of how the school handled her sexual assault complaint against a fellow student. She didn’t name her alleged assailant, but as Sulkowicz’s story and the image of her mattress went viral, his identity soon became obvious. By the end of the term, Paul Nungesser had been denounced on fliers and at rallies and former friends crossed the street to avoid talking to him.

Apr 24 09:56

Back to old tactics: US envoy tweets ‘Russian BUKs in Ukraine’ with pic of Moscow show

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has claimed that Russia’s military is continuing to expand its presence in eastern Ukraine. As for proof, Pyatt posted a two-year-old picture of an air defense system from an air show near Moscow.

“This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” the ambassador tweeted, attaching a picture of BUK-M2 missile defense system apparently taken at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2013, which actually took place just outside Moscow.

Apr 24 09:54

Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran

And in their eagerness to conform to the general theme of an Iran vs. US-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, the media’s treatment of alleged Iranian arms to the Houthis has ignored the fact that the Houthis had forged an alliance by early 2014 with a far larger source of arms: former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It was that alliance that propelled the Houthis into power last September, not their ties with Iran.

After Saleh was forced to step down as president in 2012, the government supposedly reorganized the military and Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh was ousted as commander of the Republican Guard. But in fact Saleh continued to control the military through his allies in most of the command positions. When the Houthi advanced on Sanaa last September, it was all carefully choreographed by Saleh. The Houthis were able to take one Yemeni military facility after another without a fight and enter the capital easily.

Apr 24 09:53

Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday released a landmark new study and map highlighting the location and frequency of earthquakes thought to be caused by human activities such as drilling or hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

In a statement, the USGS said that the sharp increase in earthquake activity in the central and eastern United States since 2009 "is linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells."

The study is the first comprehensive assessment that includes what the USGS calls "induced" earthquakes into its forecast maps, which detail the likelihood of an earthquake occurring within a 50-year period. The maps are used for building codes, insurance rates, and emergency preparedness plans, among other applications.

Apr 24 09:52

Tensions Boil Over After Baltimore Police Call Protesters 'Lynch Mob'

Demonstrators still seeking answers over the mysterious and troubling death of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department, circled City Hall on Thursday after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had called in state troopers to help quell the protests.

Anger seems to be reaching a boiling point. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Police Union issued a statement comparing the peaceful demonstrators to a "lynch mob"—the irony of which has only inflamed tensions.

Apr 24 09:52

Finally: list of 80 people with as much money as 1/2 of humanity

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of us asked who exactly these people are, and now the list has been released.

Apr 24 09:51

Congress: Don’t Back Settlements, Vote NO on Fast Track

Members of Congress should vote no on the Ryan-Hatch bill for fast track authority to negotiate trade agreements. The Ryan-Hatch fast track bill threatens European efforts to uphold international law concerning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Apr 24 09:48

Netanyahu's fantasy

In the world according to Netanyahu, the great threat, what he called "the foremost sponsor of terrorism", remains Iran. "We must," he insisted, "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror."

Apr 24 09:42

Houthi Weapon Bonanza - a Gift From USA

"Information Clearing House" - "MEE" - As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other.

USA Today responded like Pavlov’s dog this week to a leak by Pentagon officials that it was sending the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to the waters off Yemen, supposedly to intercept Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthis. It turned out that the warship was being sent primarily to symbolise US support for the Saudis, and the Pentagon made no mention of Iranian arms when it announced the move. But the story of the US navy intercepting Iranian arms was irresistible, because it fit so neatly into the larger theme of Iran arming and training the Houthis as its proxy military force in Yemen.

Apr 24 09:41

Americans Now “Ordered” to Accept Illegals by Obama

When President Obama set out to grant illegal amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants late last year, he began putting in place the structure to force Americans to accept these illegal aliens as legal residents of America.

Apr 24 09:41

About 125 Americans control more than 40 percent of election contributions

Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kick-start their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money election yet. This chart from the political data shop Crowdpac illustrates where we may be headed: Between 1980 and 2012, the share of federal campaign contributions coming from the very, very biggest political spenders—the top 0.01 percent of donors—nearly tripled:

Apr 24 09:40

What is interesting about the history of the Bush family are the connections

It’s as well to remember that the Web never forgets, at least the US pres should take note of this fact and be careful of his utterances and how they can come back to haunt him. In fact four generations of Bush family history and too many skeletons in too many closets to count are to be found on the Web.

Apr 24 09:40

Legislation penalizing boycott of Israel snuck into Fast-Track trade bill

An amendment, included in the bill and sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), stipulates that, as a principle of trade negotiations, the U.S. should put pressure on other countries not to engage in BDS against Israel of any kind, including refusal to do business with settlements.The passed amendment has not yet been made public, but Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, told Common Dreams that Cardin’s office confirmed that the language was based on the Senate legislation S.619, which states:

To include among the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships trade negotiating objectives with respect to discouraging activity that discourages, penalizes, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

Apr 24 09:39

Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist

Tensions between police and the community are fraught in Baltimore as the anger over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody enters its fifth day on Thursday with protests planned city-wide, beginning at City Hall at 3:00 PM. State troopers were dispatched to the city and workers were encouraged to leave downtown prior to the protest starting.

With no word from city officials on the status of the investigation into the details of the West Baltimore man whose spine was severed while in police custody, protesters say their efforts are just beginning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See story about "Nickle Ride" below. And a reminder that right now the US Government WANTS riots in order to declare a national emergency and martial law, so keep it all cool, and remember the smelly kid with the dynamite trying to get you to blow up a building is probably an FBI informant.

Apr 24 09:37

The Footwear Liberal Feminists Forced Cadets to Wear Has Sparked an Outrage

Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Armed Services have taken quite a beating because of the Administration’s insistence that the military become a testing ground for social experimentation instead of protecting Americans.

Apr 24 09:37

South Gate, the Town Where the U.S. Marshal Smashed a Citizen’s Camera, Rakes in Millions from Federal Forfeiture Rules. More is seized in this small town than in San Francisco.

Brian Doherty took note yesterday of an incident, caught on citizen video, of a U.S. marshal in South Gate, California, smashing the cell phone camera of another citizen who had been filming some police activity in her neighborhood.

Apr 24 09:34

Armenians mark 100 years since Ottoman massacres

Armenians Friday marked the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces as France called on Turkey to recognise the 1915 slaughter as genocide.

At an emotional ceremony in the capital Yerevan, the French leader called on Turkey to use "other words," referring to Ankara's refusal to recognise as genocide the Ottoman Empire's massacre of Armenians.

"Important words have already been said in Turkey, but others are still expected, so that shared grief can become shared destiny," Hollande told an audience that included Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leaders of Cyprus and Serbia and delegations from some 60 countries.

Apr 24 09:33

Clinton Cash Author Is Targeting Jeb Bush Next

That landed Schweizer squarely in the crosshairs of the Clinton team and allied liberal groups, which have launched a campaign to discredit Schweizer as “disreputable” and blinded by partisan animosity. Anyone familiar with Schweizer’s work knows better: he wrote a well-regarded book about the Bush dynasty and another, detailing insider trading in Congress, that led to a new law, the bipartisan STOCK Act of 2012, which aims to curb these abuses.

That hasn’t quieted the left-wing clamor that Schweizer is simply out to get Hillary Clinton. But maybe this will: Schweizer is working on a similar investigation of Jeb Bush’s finances that he expects to publish this summer.

Apr 24 09:33

Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary of State

After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows.

Where he once had drawn $150,000 for a typical address in the years following his presidency, Clinton saw a succession of staggering paydays for speeches in 2010 and 2011, including $500,000 paid by a Russian investment bank and $750,000 to address a telecom conference in China.

Apr 24 09:31

Seeking Hillary's Favor: Dyson Attacks Cornel West

As the clock unwinds on the nation's first Black presidency, much of the Black political class is scrambling to rewrite the history of their own behavior over the past six or seven years. Suddenly, all of them claim to have been "constructive critics" of the Obama administration, despite the absence of any public record of such criticism when it might have made a difference.

Apr 24 09:31

Behold, the new world order of negative government-bond yields

Update: This report has been updated from an earlier version to include the most recent government bonds offering low or negative yields, including Switzerland and Spain.

Apr 24 09:30

The Decline and Fall of the United States

After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases along the Canadian and Mexican borders with the United States and ships in Bermuda and the Bahamas, Nova Scotia and Vancouver. Would you feel stabilized? Or might you feel something else?

Apr 24 09:29

Biden: We'll Deliver New F-35s to Israel in 2015

Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would deliver new F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year, saying the move would help the Jewish state maintain its military edge in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Joe hasn't been paying close attention to the F-35!

Apr 24 09:28

Miami's ''HunchLab" is Latest Police Move Toward Pre-Crime Detection

By Nicholas West

Even mainstream media has started to compare emerging police technologies to science fiction. The problem is that it can't be called fiction if it's actually happening. Hence the Miami Herald's headline, "Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur."

Pre-crime Internet systems already continuously scour and collect data for potentially incriminating patterns. And, as you'll read, these systems are trickling down to America from war zones overseas...

Apr 24 09:28

Joe Biden Vows No Iran Deal That Threatens Israel

Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

Addressing an Israeli Independence Day celebration in Washington, Biden insisted that Barack Obama “has Israel’s back,” despite a recent strains between the U.S. president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks and Middle East diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Careful, Joe. It sounds like you are angling for Mossad to kill Obama, so you can get the Oval Office and a run in 2016!

Apr 24 09:27

EU Steps Up Police and Military Operations against Refugees after Special Summit

Following an official moment of silence “in remembrance of the dead in the Mediterranean,” the leaders of the EU member states reached an agreement on the “ten point plan on migration” that the foreign and interior ministers had prepared on Monday. Its chief aims are to escalate police and military operations against refugees while laying the foundations for a massive military intervention in Africa.

The strategy of the EU is murderous in two respects. After the European powers, in league with Washington’s war policy in Africa and the Middle East, destroyed entire societies, they made the conscious decision to let refugees drown to keep them out of Europe.

The war against refugees will now be intensified. The European elite has responded to the chaos in Africa, which they themselves created, and the mass deaths in the Mediterranean exclusively with police and military means. This underscores the reactionary character of the EU and its institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe and the US have created the conditions in Africa where dangerous, life-threatening immigration may be the only way out; and yet, these Africans have no way out, courtesy of the EU's response.

Of course, there is one other way of curbing the African population rather than immigration: the forced sterilization of African women via vaccine jabs, as has happened with women in Kenya As reported at globalresearch.ca, 16 April 2015:

Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization. A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.” Chemical causes a woman’s body to destroy its own fetus with vaccine-induced antibodies HCG is a chemical developed by the World Health Organization for sterilization purposes. When injected into the body of a young woman, it causes a pregnancy to be destroyed by the body’s own antibody response to the HCG, resulting in a spontaneous abortion. Its effectiveness lasts for years, causing abortions in women up to three years after the injections. Dr. Ngare explained “…this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine.”

I am almost willing to bet that in other countries in Africa, which contain a great embarrassment of riches the US and Europe are working to rapidly exploit, this has been, or will be, tried.

However, that being said, is painfully obvious that to come to this decision at the EU, every single contributor to this policy has had their conscience surgically removed.

Apr 24 09:27

Why I keep writing about Monsanto vs. Maui

First, an important development in the case I’ve just become aware of. There has been virtually no discovery process.

Meaning: The people of Maui want to know specific details of Monsanto’s years of experiments with unapproved pesticides and GMOs in their county. They want records, files, internal communications; the whole nine yards.

They’re getting nothing.

Monsanto’s history of unbridled human experimentation is still obscured in a cloud of mystery. And danger.

And this is five months after the people of Maui voted in favor of putting a temporary ban on all such experimentation.

Apr 24 09:26

Ukraine’s Membership in NATO is Impossible – German Media

Ukraine’s membership in NATO is impossible under current conditions, Bundestag deputy Roder Kiesewetter told Deutsche Welle.

According to him, Ukraine's entry into NATO would automatically “activate” the article on collective defense, taking into account the military operations in the eastern regions of the country and "the annexation of Crimea".

Apr 24 09:25

Why Is Yemen Our War?

The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly 1,000 dead, 3,500 wounded and tens of thousands homeless. The poorest nation in the Arab world is near collapse. Dependent upon imported food, Yemen faces malnutrition and starvation.

And the United States has been an accomplice in the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

Why? Why is Yemen’s civil war America’s war?

What did the Houthis ever do to us?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is really quite simple, Pat. back in 2012, the US "intervened" in Yemen to kick out the legitimate government of Yemen that wanted to rule Yemen for the benefit of Yemen and installed a US puppet that ruled Yemen for the benefit of American corporations. This is something the US has attempted against the governments of more than fifty other nations since the end of WW2, succeeding about half the time. The successes include Cuba in 1952, Iran in 1953, Chile in 1973, and Egypt in 2013. Obama bragged about the Yemen success in 2012! But the old model is starting to fall apart. The US plan of covert overthrow only works when the people of a nation follow the new Junta as they followed the previous leaders. But that has started to break down. The people of Cuba kicked out their US puppet in 1959. Iran kicked out their US puppet, the Shah, in 1979. The people of Eastern Ukraine responded to the US backed coup in Kiev by simply breaking off and trying to go their own way.

so now in Yemen, their people are tired of the US puppet Hadi and want their own President Saleh back. The American Empire, alarmed at how the pesky conquered provinces are refusing to stay conquered, is going to make an example of Yemen, one of the poorest nations in the Middle East, that you accept and love your US puppet rules or bad things will happen to you such as starvation blockades and the bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

That clear it up for you?

Apr 24 09:11

Top Gear to have all-new team as Richard Hammond rules himself out

Richard Hammond has joined James May in confirming he will not be returning to BBC2’s Top Gear following the axing of Jeremy Clarkson and the departure of its executive producer, Andy Wilman.

It will mean the BBC2 show will have an entirely new presenting team and senior backroom staff when it returns in a new incarnation next year.

Apr 24 09:11

More Clinton Cronyism: Selling Uranium Interests To Russia While Hillary Was SecState

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

Apr 24 09:10

Wikileaks: Sony emails reveal Hollywood execs work for Israel

Top Hollywood bosses enjoy a strong relationship with the Israeli government and various pro-Israel lobbying groups across the United States, according to a cache of Sony internal emails leaked to Wikileaks and published for the first time last week.

The emails reveal a dinner between Sony executives and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the presenter of American X-Factor chiding actress Natalie Portman aggressively for her views on Israel; meetings between top entertainment chiefs and the Israeli consulate-general; close ties between Sony’s Co-Chairperson and various pro-Israel lobbying groups; and film chiefs planning, in detail, a new documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, about which the emails also reflect rising concern.

Apr 24 09:10

Judge orders NY transit agency to run 'Killing Jews' ad

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which had previously run in Chicago and San Francisco, was protected speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The ad portrays a menacing man wearing a scarf around his head and face, includes a quotation "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" attributed to "Hamas MTV," and then states, "That's His Jihad. What's yours?"

Apr 24 09:09

An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct

Stinson, 50, has become an indispensable source for researchers and reporters looking into alleged crimes and acts of violence by police officers because he has built a database tracking thousands of incidents in which officers were arrested since 2005. His data has shown that even the few police officers who are arrested for drunken driving are rarely convicted and that arrests spike for cops who have been on the force 18 years or longer, contrary to prior research showing it was mostly new officers who were acting out.

Apr 24 09:09

Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

Apr 24 09:08

Boehner Opens Door to House Subpoena of Clinton's E-mail Server

In his ceremonial office in the Capitol building, the speaker flared with outrage at Clinton’s conduct, asserting she broke the law by failing to use a government e-mail account as secretary of state.

Apr 24 09:08

Secret Hold Placed on Senate FOIA Bill, Limited Time to Suggest which CIA Operational Files Should be Removed from Exempted Status

Unknown Senators are placing a secret hold on the Senate’s FOIA bill, S 337. The bill was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx) and cosponsored by Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) and Charles Grasssley (R-Ia), the ranking member and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate via unanimous consent last session. The bill (now at risk due to the secret hold) would strengthen transparency by: increasing the independence of the FOIA Ombuds Office, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS); improve access to digital records; codify a presumption of openness; require agencies to update their FOIA regulations within 180 days of the bills passage; and make clear that “unusual” FOIA requests (that are fewer than 50,000 pages) get the standard FOIA extension of 10 days.

Apr 24 09:07

Hillary Clinton Hires Former Monsanto Lobbyist To Run Her Campaign

Hillary Clinton recently announced that she will be appointing long-time Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford as adviser to her “Ready for Hillary” super PAC.

Crawford has mostly worked with Democratic politicians in the past, but has also put his support behind Republican candidates as well. Anyone who was willing to support Monsanto’s goals would receive support from Crawford.

In the past, Crawford has worked with Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry and Bill Northey. Over the years, Crawford has been instrumental in fighting against small farmers in court and protecting Monsanto’s seed monopoly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely, ironically fitting that Clinton should hire this man, known for pushing GMO poisons on the US and the world, and destroying small farmers who want to keep using natural, sustainable seed that does not have to be purchased every year.

This is an absolutely PERFECT MATCH for the destructive poison her leadership will bring to the White House, should she get elected.

Apr 24 09:06

The US built a secret replica of Iran's nuclear facilities deep in Tennessee's forest to help gain an edge in negotiations

Scientists there are dedicating themselves to figuring out technical formulas that could stop Iran from developing a weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or how to sabotage it!

Apr 24 09:04

OREGON SHERIFFS Tell Gun Grabbers To Shove It

Just a few weeks ago, Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer made headlines for his staunch opposition to the gun registry bill moving through the Oregon Legislature. He is now being joined by several other Sheriffs across the state.

Just yesterday the House rules committee held their hearing on SB941, which is being sold as a “universal background check” bill. Among the folks testifying against the bill were Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin.

“My fear with SB 941 is that these citizens will now be at risk of being charged and prosecuted for acts they have done several times before with no negative effect on our community” said Sheriff Svenson. He added “There’s no consideration of the financial impact on the already stressed court system” and “SB 941 will not provide any additional protection of Oregon citizens against violence… SB 941 will create new layers of legal barriers to already law abiding citizens.”

Apr 24 08:59

Israel fires at Gaza ‘terror site’ after rocket strike

Israeli forces struck a site in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday night, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave at southern Israel broke months of a shaky truce between the sides.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Gaza.

Israeli news site Ynet reported tanks were used to shell the strike, though the Haaretz news outlet said the site was hit by Israeli air force jets.

The strike came shortly after a rocket exploded in an open field in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any reports of deaths or injuries will be suppressed, as much as possible, by the Israeli media.

This is precisely what Mike predicted would happen on the radio show yesterday.

Apr 24 08:51

Israeli Air Force Chief Confident He Can ‘Get Job Done’ Attacking Iran

Last week’s announcement by the Russian government that they are cancelling a ban on selling S-300 defensive missiles to Iran seems to be sparking a flurry of comments from US and Israeli officials insisting they can attack Iran whenever they want, with or without the S-300.

Yesterday it was President Obama, but today was Israeli Air Force commander Major General Amir Eshel’s turn, insisting he is confident he can “get the job done” if ordered to attack Iran.

Eshel confirmed the S-300 is a “very sophisticated system,” but said he had no doubts that Israel, which had invested “immense resources” in preparing to attack Iran, could get around it in a strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is extremely regrettable that Israel has invested "...immense resources into preparing to attack Iran...", rather than investing those resources in figuring out how to live with an Iran using nuclear energy for power.

I would like to politely suggest to Major General Eshel that an attack against Iran would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong move the Israeli government and military could make right now, just as the technical framework for a nuclear deal has been established, and the P5+1 is working to agree on the technical ramifications of how this agreement is going to work.

I would like to suggest that the US government may well decide NOT to participate against such a strike, as Obama has committed himself to the potential success of such a deal, but Russia may very well, ultimately, join the fray on the side of Iran.

Hezbollah could attack Israel from the North, and the potential for Israeli casualties is far greater than the MOD will ever state.

Oh, and one last thing, Major General Eshel; by bombing Iran, you will also be bombing one of the oldest, continually practicing Jewish communities in the world, which have chosen to stay in their homeland, Iran, rather than immigrate to Israel.

How you, and the other war-hawks in Israel consider your Jewish brothers and sisters here as merely "collateral damage" in such a potential strike, just confounds me to the depth of my soul.

Apr 24 08:48

Minnesota Takes Aim at Egg Farmer Co-op Member for Third Time

Ironically, instead of running to Alvin for advice on preventing disease outbreak, they set their sites on him in particular and he was written up in the press.

How do inspectors, er..."advisers" react when hearing the word "No" while they advise? Show up with two armed local army officers, of course. You read that correctly.

You've entered the Food Freedom Zone...

Apr 24 08:47

Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement

Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched in protest on Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the State of Israel's founding.
The anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948 is celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, this year falling on April 23.

Palestinians usually mark the day on May 15 by commemorating what they call the Nakba -- or "catastrophe" -- of Israel's creation.

But thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel, many waving Palestinian flags, gathered Thursday in the Galilee for a protest march timed to coincide with the Israeli celebrations.
It centered on the ruins of Al-Haditha, near Tiberias, one of nearly 400 Palestinian villages destroyed in the war that erupted after Israel's founding.

"Our grandfathers who suffered displacement asked us not to sell our land and to return to it and not give up," activist Hammad Abu al-Haija told the crowd.

Apr 24 08:46

False economy - 98% of cars can't match their mpg claims

If you bought a car advertised as offering fuel economy of 148 miles-per-gallon, but it then failed to deliver more than 67mpg – less than half – you’d be pretty disappointed. You’d also be spending a whopping £459 more a year on fuel than you expected.

Astonishingly, that’s exactly the situation you could be in if you bought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – a plug-in hybrid that is marketed on the strength of its efficiency.

But Mitsubishi’s SUV is far from the only car that fails to reach its official fuel economy figure – in fact, Which? testing has found that 98% of the 200 cars we assessed over the past two years couldn’t match or beat their mpg claims, with all but three missing their official figures.

Apr 24 08:45

FLASHBACK - Lord James of Blackheath $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO FRAUD EXPOSED February 16 2012


Lord James of Blackheath, House of Lords February 16 2012
Breaking news Lord James of Blackheath has spoken in the House of Lords holding evidence of three transactions of 5 Trillion each and a transaction of 750,000 metric tonnes of gold and has called for an investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And nothing ever happened!

Apr 24 08:41

Police Murder by Van Ride

Philadelphians don’t have any problem figuring out what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old black man who died as a result of a severed spine at the neck while being transported in a police van by Baltimore Police.

Here in Philadelphia, Police have long enjoyed giving arrested men who mouth off to them during arrests what is known fondly in the department as a “nickel ride.” That’s where they put the prisoner in the back of the van, hands bound behind their backs so they cannot hold on to anything or protect themselves, and otherwise unrestrained. Then the driver of the vehicle accelerates repeatedly, whips around corners and periodically slams on the breaks, causing the helpless captive in the back to slam against various parts of the vehicle, often with his head.

Apr 24 08:41

Judge Sentences Petraeus to 75% of One Speaking Fee

The only “surprise” of the hearing is that, rather than getting slapped with a $40,000 fine, Judge David Keesler more than doubled the fine to send a message.

To $100,000.

According to SpeakerPedia, Petraeus makes upwards of $132,750 for each speech.

Apr 24 08:40

Gov. Mark Dayton declares Minnesota bird-flu emergency

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday declared a peacetime emergency to deal with the growing avian influenza attacking turkey flocks across dozens of farms.

At least 2.6 million birds already have been killed to stop the highly infectious virus from further devastating Minnesota poultry.

"Obviously, we're worried. There's no question about it," said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson.

Apr 24 08:40

Procter & Gamble's sales fall for fifth straight quarter

Procter & Gamble Co sales fell for the fifth straight quarter as a stronger dollar took its toll, with currency fluctuations likely to hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent.

The world's largest household products maker, which gets roughly two-thirds of sales from outside the United States, reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales on Thursday.

Apr 24 08:37

Megasquirt - Open Source Software for Cars

MegaSquirt® EFI controllers are for experimental and educational purposes. No warranties are expressed or implied. Neither Al Grippo nor Bruce Bowling are responsible for the construction, installation, or targeted use of this unit. This unit has been tested on many engines, however, it is an experimental unit and the end-user assumes all responsibilities for its use and application. Do not use in an aircraft which, if the unit fails or ceases to operate properly, can fall out of the sky. Do not use on a boat where, if there is a failure, results in a situation where the vessel is stuck in a hurricane and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. In other words, follow the manual carefully, and seek authoritative help if you have questions. This FAQ, our manual, and our forums are solely for the support of MegaSquirt® boards by Bowling and Grippo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is against the law for owners of modern cars to peek inside the electronics as the software is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in theory to protect the software from being stolen and in fact to prevent car owners from finding and disabling government-mandated spyware and remote control. Now major car manufacturers are trying to move one step further and make it a crime for car (and tractor) owners to work on their own vehicles at all! Talk about dictatorship!

So it was inevitable that we would see the birth of an open-source system for car owners in which you simply toss the DMCA-protected, malware-infested, locked-against-the-ownet controller in the trash bin and install one that you can play with to your hearts content.

Apr 24 08:34

The belly of the Yellowstone beast: Scientists find huge reservoir of hot magma under the surface that could fill the Grand Canyon ELEVEN TIMES

In the heart of Yellowstone National Park, a supervolcano releases around 45,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each day.

But the magma chamber lying directly beneath its surface is not considered large enough to produce such levels, so researchers have been searching for an alternative source for years.

Now, by tracking seismic waves, a team of geophysicists has discovered an enormous secondary chamber deeper underground that's so large its partly-molten rock could fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.

Apr 24 08:31

Jewish Defense League in Canada threaten to “derail” conference

The Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League has threatened to “confront” and “derail” a conference on Christian Zionism this weekend.

The comments, made on the extremist organization’s website, raise the specter of anti-Palestinian street violence, something the JDL is synonymous with.

Taking place in Vancouver, this weekend’s conference is titled “Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice” and is organized by Canadian Friends of Sabeel (Sabeel is a Palestinian liberation theology group).

Its featured speaker include Christian clergy and Jewish rabbis, as well as Palestinian and Israeli human rights advocates and journalists.

Apr 24 08:31

With Israel’s help, EU seeks new ways of being cruel to refugees

European Union leaders have responded in a callous manner to the mass drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Rather than investing in a system that would save lives and guarantee protection to people fleeing oppression and poverty, the EU’s governments have put themselves on a war footing. Their proposals to attack boats used to transport asylum-seekers look eerily similar to what far-right parties and tabloid pundits have been advocating.

Such plans have not emerged out of nowhere. For some time, the EU has been discussing migration as if it is a military threat. One recurring theme is the possibility that drones could be deployed in border surveillance operations.

Apr 24 08:30

Truth-teller Cornel West stands up to Israel lobby bullies

It is notable that West, unlike the overwhelming majority of public figures in the United States, has been forthright in criticizing Obama’s support for Israel’s massacre in Gaza, and recently urged Princeton University to divest from companies complicit in Israeli human rights crimes.

“[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal not because he’s Jewish but because he has chosen to promote occupation and human annihilation,” West said at a mass rally during the Israeli attack on Gaza, in Washington, DC, last August.

“Barack Obama is a war criminal, not because he’s Black or half African and white but because his drones have killed 233 innocent children and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank,” West added.

It is precisely because of his support for the Palestinian struggle that West has also become a target of Israel lobby groups.

Apr 24 08:29

Kennewick Police Officer and Omar Confrontation

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"I'm the guy that can make that record look dirty!"

Apr 24 08:26

US INTELLIGENCE: HOUTHIS ARE NOT IRAN PROXY

“It remains our assessment that Iran does not exert command and control over the Houthis in Yemen,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, told The Huffington Post.

Instead of rescuing US citizens trapped in Yemen, the US has been rescuing Saudi bombers, refueling Saudi bombers, directing Saudi bomb-attacks from within and outside of Saudi Arabia, and re-arming Saudi Arabia with bombs and ammunition – all openly announced by US officials in public statements. Such behavior is standard operating procedure and unsurprising to people who seriously follow US actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the Americans have been left stranded to provide more bloody shirts to wave in an attempt to get the American people on board with a US ground invasion of Yemen (as though that has not already most probably begun).

And I have a short memo to President Obama: you're selling us war; but we're just not buying, thank you very much!!

Apr 24 08:26

Maidan snipers were trained in Poland

Janusz Korwin-Mikke: "Maidan it was also our operation. Snipers were trained in Poland. Terrorists shot on the Maidan 40 protesters and 20 police officers, just to provoke riots" - said in an interview with the Virtual Poland presidential candidate and Memer of the EU Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

Apr 24 08:23

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people . . . .” On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.

Apr 24 08:23

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

The revelation about the planned attack against the Vatican came Friday as police said they were arresting 18 suspected extremists, including two purported bodyguards for Osama bin Laden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know that the real Osama died of natural causes in late 2001, and that all subsequent Osamas were fakes, which means these claimed bodyguards are also likely fakes as well, which suggests that this was a false-flag attack in the making, to attack the center of Catholicism and frame it on Muslims, to enrage Catholics (if not all Christians) into a new (un)Holy Crusade!

Apr 24 08:19

Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die

Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit. Gradually, it has become clear that when operators in Nevada fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess.

The president’s announcement on Thursday that a January strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan had killed two Western hostages, and that it took many weeks to confirm their deaths, bolstered the assessments of the program’s harshest outside critics. The dark picture was compounded by the additional disclosure that two American members of Al Qaeda were killed in strikes that same month, but neither had been identified in advance and deliberately targeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it bitterly ironic that as a former lecturer in Constitutional law, President Obama has embraced the tactic of extrajudicial assassinations, which kill and maim the innocent more often than not.

Right now, this country's leadership looks like a jaysap's nether regions to much of the rest of the world, because the US government talks about human rights, and the critical importance of participatory democracy, while continuing to support our tinpot dictators around the world, such as Al-Hadi in Yemen; the al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain; and the Saudi monarchy.

Add to that the deaths and maimings caused by extrajudicial assassinations, and you are looking at a perfect storm of profound hatred in the Middle East against the United States.

Apr 24 08:17

DIET PEPSI DROPPING ASPARTAME ON CUSTOMER CONCERNS

?The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Competitor Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year.

Executives at Coke and Pepsi blame the declines on perceptions that aspartame isn’t safe. That’s even though the Food and Drug Administration says aspartame, best known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, is “one of the most exhaustively studied substances in the human food supply, with more than 100 studies supporting its safety.”

Apr 24 08:14

Preview of Military Hardware to Take Part in Russia's 2015 V-Day Parade

This year Russia is celebrationg the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. A traditional military parade is to be held on Moscow’s Red Square on May 9. Over 78,500 military servicemen and almost 2,000 pieces of military hardware, including 238 aircraft and 51 battle ships, will participate in Victory Day parades in Russia’s 28 cities. Invitations to attend the military parade in Moscow have been sent to 68 heads of state, as well as UN, Council of Europe, UNESCO and EU chiefs.

Apr 24 08:00

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE DRUG WAR AND PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX CONNECTION

?In Idaho the drug warriors and the prison-industrial complex are working hand-in-hand to deliver big profits to the corporatists by maintaining one of the highest prison populations in the country.
Watch the Liberty Report to see what happens to Idaho families seeking to use cannabis oil to provide relief for their very ill children. Join us with special guest Will Norman Grigg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "war on drugs" is a war on people using them, with for-profit prisons making unseemly profits, and drug money getting laundered by major banks, and more than occasionally being used to fund various candidates for high office.

Apr 24 07:59

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

By Michael Maharrey

The new law will prohibit state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.

But, handouts of such equipment from the Pentagon are far from the only way that the federal government has been militarizing local police...

Apr 24 07:57

Regarding the farcical prosecution of Oskar Groening, the "Accountant of Auschwitz"

The Times elaborated on the purported "atrocities" Mr. Groening's allegedly witnessed at Auschwitz:

…one night in December 1942 when he was roused from bed to help hunt down fleeing prisoners. In the process, he told the court, he saw prisoners herded into a farmhouse and an SS superior tip gas out of a can into an opening. The screams of the prisoners inside “grew louder and more desperate, and after a short time became quieter and then stopped completely,” Mr. Gröning said.

“That was the only time I saw a complete gassing,” he said, emphasizing that “I did not take part.” [...]

In November 1942, he recalled, a crying baby was found amid trash discarded by arriving prisoners. The baby’s mother had evidently abandoned it in hopes that she would then be chosen for a work crew and not sent to the gas chamber. A fellow SS member, angered by the cries, beat the infant to death, Mr. Gröning said, adding that he complained to a superior but that no action was taken.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As it turns out, Oskar Groening has made a career out of starring in media propaganda about the holocaust, including the BBC Auschwitz series back in 2005, another at PBS as well as non-stop interviews in establishment magazines. He has been well rewarded with media attention for his confirmation of the holocaust claims for over a decade.

Google finds numerous references to Oskar Groening dating back to the last century, but only now is he actually being put on trial? Clearly this is a show trial, to bolster the collapsing hoax, or worse, to give Israel political cover for an upcoming atrocity such as attacks on Gaza or Iran. And just like the women who made up fantastic gang-rape claims to get on Oprah and Donahue during the militant feminism of the 1990s, the media which drives the illusion, can always find someone to say what they want them to say, just to get a little attention.

Apr 24 07:00

Video: Police officer knocks mother unconscious in front of her screaming daughter

Footage taken by a bystander in Texas shows a police officer slamming an already detained women headfirst into the pavement.

Apr 24 05:53

Marines practice riot control for future American civil unrest

Video footage shows marines practicing riot control, complete with armed troops taking on angry protesters.

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 24 04:46

WE CAN’T LET JOHN DEERE DESTROY THE VERY IDEA OF OWNERSHIP

IT’S OFFICIAL: JOHN Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don’t own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway. In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”

Apr 24 04:42

Flashback 2007 - JEWS PLOTTED THE ARMENIAN HOLOCAUST

1891: Out of the Donmeh a Zionist political group forms called The Committee of Union and Progress, later called The Young Turks. The group is headed by a Freemason Jew by the name of Emmanuel Carraso who organizes the secret Committee of Union and Progress in Geneva with the help of the Rothschilds.

1902 & 1907: Two Congresses of The Young Turks meet in Paris to plan, prepare, and effect the penetration the Sultan’s army leading to the military coup of 1908.

1908: The Jewish Young Turks revolt and force the Sultan Abdul Hamid II into submission.

1909: The Jewish Young Turks rape, torture, and slaughter over 100,000 Armenians in the city of Adana, also known as Cilicia.

1915: The Armenian Holocaust engineered by the ruling Jews of The Young Turks, leaves 1.5 million Armenian Christians starved, tortured, and murdered.

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