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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"The U.S. can destroy Iraq's highways, but not build its own; create the conditions for epidemic in Iraq, but not offer health care to millions of Americans. It can excoriate Iraqi treatment of the Kurdish minority, but not deal with domestic race relations; create homelessness abroad but not solve it here; keep a half million troops drug free as part of a war, but refuse to fund the treatment of millions of drug addicts at home... We shall lose the war after we have won it." -- Marilyn Young, historian, talking about US government values and priorities

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Jun 30 07:51

Pennsylvania Health Department employees instructed to hide fracking information from the public

StateImpact Pennsylvania, a project by National Public Radio aimed at reporting on the fiscal and environmental impact of the state's booming energy economy, disclosed the story of two former health department employees who claim that they were told to keep quiet on the issue of Marcellus Shale drilling.

Two retired department employees have blown the whistle on the agency's attempts to ignore concerns and complaints from the public regarding natural gas development in the region. They also allege that the agency required employees to get permission before attending any meetings outside of the department.

Tammi Stuck, a former community health nurse of 36 years in Fayette County, said she was not allowed to return phone calls from residents who expressed health concerns stemming from drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

"We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them," said Stuck.

Jun 30 07:50

What is 'vaccine spectrum disorder' and why is it called autism?

Vaccine spectrum disorder (VSD) is the disorder children get from receiving too many vaccines too close together, many of which are combinations of viruses, bacteria and toxic adjuvants. VSD is purposely misdiagnosed and renamed autism spectrum disorder so that the vaccine industry can continue with its toxic regimen that creates customers for life. The vaccine schedule is leading to a broad array of disorders and 'spectrum' is just a pharma buzz word to keep the public from staring right at the REAL problem, which is that we are injecting toxins into muscle tissue, including aluminum and mercury, over and over again during the first six years of a child's life.


Jun 30 07:43

IGNORANCE OF THE REAL ECONOMIC DATA: Are we sheeple or sleeple?

Wake up: this is a global depression simply waiting to be noticed.

Jun 30 07:42

Yogurt buyers beware: 'All Natural' yogurt products found to contain aspartame and artificial colors

As these two yogurt products clearly demonstrate, when you buy yogurt, make sure you really read the ingredients labels. "All Natural" doesn't mean it's natural, and the "Greek" adjective on yogurt products doesn't mean it's made in Greece.

Claims of "All Natural" have zero meaning in the real world. Such claims are frequently used to mislead consumers rather than inform them about what's really in the product. In fact, when you see the claim "All Natural" on a food product, this should be a red flag to immediately read the ingredients label and find out whether the claim is true.

Jun 30 07:41

Immigrant Mother: ‘All Children Need To Do Is Hand Themselves Over To The Border Patrol’

The number of unaccompanied minors detained on the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011. Children are also widely believed to be crossing with their parents in rising numbers, although the Obama administration has not released year-by-year figures. The crisis has sparked weeks of bitter political debate inside the U.S., with the administration saying crime is driving migrants north from Central America and congressional Republicans saying Obama’s policies is leading migrants to believe children and their mothers will be allowed to stay.

Jun 30 07:40

Honduras Consul to Arizona helping immigrants who cross into US

Families are trying to escape the violence and poverty of Honduras in Central America. Many of them have landed in Phoenix since the first ICE bus pulled into town from South Texas last Thursday.

Another 120 or so immigrants were bused into Phoenix on Wednesday. Despite the fact that they fled from their home country, a government representative from Honduras stands ready to help.


Jun 30 07:39

Children Invaders Crossed Mexico in Trains: Mexican Gov't Complicit in Population Bomb Invasion

Finally, one TV network (CBS TV news Wed) revealed HOW the hordes of Central American "children" were reaching Texas!

They DIDN'T WALK 1,000 miles from Mexico's southern border to the border of Texas! They rode on MEXICAN TRAINS! (Freight - AND Passenger trains too, some seen by observers in Mexico.)

The Mexican government MUST be actively involved in shipping these "children" to Texas!

Jun 30 07:37

Inside Mexico, a look at dangers migrants face

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson toured a facility Wednesday in Nogales, Arizona, that is holding 900 children caught entering the United States illegally.

Most immigrants begin their perilous journey in Central America, crossing through southern Mexico.

People desperate to reach the United States cling to this freight train - a dangerous 1,200-mile trip north through Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a confirmation that the illegal immigrants are not walking to the Texas border but riding on trains. This video, intended to build sympathy for the illegals, shows them riding on the outside of a freight train, but clearly the Mexican government is not taking any steps to prevent this transport of illegals to Texas.

The US does not have enough jobs for legal citizens, so these new arrivals go right onto welfare.

We do not have enough food to feed legal Americans, so with welfare these immigrants will create more food shortages driving up food prices for everyone.

For months we have been hearing about water shortages across America, usually blamed on human-caused global warming. This influx of illegals means the water shortages will be worse at a time when half the city of Detroit has had their water turned off!

Most of these illegals are being allowed into the US without basic medical checks for infectious diseases and the presence of both Swine Flu and Infectious Tuberculosis has already been confirmed in the incoming population.

Yes, this is a humanitarian crises, but what is Obama,s agenda importing a humanitarian crisis into a nation already hovering at the breaking point?

Illegal immigrants are already rioting in Europe. Does Obama want rioting illegals here in the US to justify martial law and bring in the United Nations troops to seize all guns?

What the HELL is going on here?

Jun 30 07:22

Israel cranks up media campaign ahead of Iran nuclear deal deadline

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged international negotiators on Sunday not to "surrender" to Tehran, as he launched a media blitz three weeks ahead of a deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal.

In interviews to broadcasters from the six world powers involved in the talks, Netanyahu reiterated Israel's long-held demand Iran be stripped of its uranium enrichment and other technologies, saying that to do otherwise would leave nuclear weaponry within reach.

Jun 30 07:17

Watch Out for that Banana Peel

Recently, the EU announced that it is looking into legislation to allow the savings of EU citizens to "be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis."

Sounds reasonable enough. But why would legislation be needed? It's perfectly legal for people to invest their savings in such ventures now, should they choose to do so.

Let's see what else the EU have to say: They are considering a law "to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing." Mobilise? An odd term to use when discussing privately held savings. It could mean "encourage investment," or it could just as easily mean "confiscate." The former might be okay, but the latter would clearly not.


Jun 30 07:06

Why do we hate the poor?

Today, families in Detroit, living under an emergency manager imposed by a governor committed to privatizing every inch of the state, are having their water shut off. A few days ago, the United Nations, at the behest of local activists, issued a statement on the shutoffs.

This is what it’s come to – appealing to an international body to uphold the basic human right to water.


Jun 30 07:05

The airstrike of doom: Kiev turns Donbass into Yugoslavia

Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.

Jun 30 07:04

Putin 'would be killed' if he came to Kiev, Ukraine parliament deputy says on TV

A Verkhovna Rada deputy who is also an ex-defense minister of Ukraine, said during a prime time talk-show that the country’s “patriots” would be justified “to kill” Russian President Vladimir Putin if he came to Kiev.

Anatoly Gritsenko made his shocking statement speaking on the popular national talk show ‘Shuster Live’.

Jun 30 07:04

Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine despite extended ceasefire

Fighting flared between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists around the eastern flashpoint city of Slaviansk on Sunday despite a truce extended until Monday night, a deadline also set by EU leaders considering new sanctions against Russia.

Jun 30 07:03

Israel's prime minister backs Kurdish independence

Binyamin Netanyahu claims creation of Kurdish state would aid in formation of alliance of moderate powers in Middle East

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Moderate" meaning subservient to Israel.


Jun 30 07:03

American Mercenaries threaten government official

"..the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s (mercenaries) operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports."

Capitalist, for-profit, mercs are also money junkies!!!

Jun 30 07:02

This is an actual quote from the president — really

“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.

That’s right, the president — the president of the United States, mind you — says Americans are better off, they just don’t know it.

That is the height to which the president has raised his level of mendacity. He has the sheer audacity to tell Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around, that things are all good, but that there are no real quantifiable indicators by which they could ever know that.

In fact, Mr. Obama says Americans have never had it so good.

Jun 30 06:57

This man claims Microsoft stole his greatest idea — & Android users are still paying for it 18 years later

“It was like the Wild West,” Morris told me. Amidst all the competition and innovation in the 1990s, lines of ethics and justice were blurred. “I didn’t think they’d actually get a patent on it, because for a patent you need something novel,” Morris said, “and we’d been selling it already for well over a year.”

U.S. Patent 6,101,510 makes absolutely no mention of V_Graph or its browser extension. According to Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act, an invention is patentable if it is new, useful, and non-obvious. According to Morris, Microsoft’s patent meets only one of those requirements. Since V_Graph had sold the technology a year prior, it’s nothing new. Since the technology itself is simply the combination of a browser and a software component, it’s nothing non-obvious. Yet, since millions of Android users are forking over licensing fees to Microsoft, it’s clearly useful.

Jun 30 06:47

USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf

CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion. That will make seven warships there — the USS Arleigh Burke, the USS Truxton, the USS Gunston Hall, the USS George HW Bush, the USS O’Kane, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Mesa Verde – along with helicopters and warplanes that can be used for an invasion or for an evacuation of US citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, I can seem them using warplanes to evacuate Americans ... one at a time in that back seat ... except for the Harrier, the F-18, the F-22, the still-not-operation F-35, all of which have just one seat for the pilot. Are they planning to mount those American evacuees on the wing rails? :)


Jun 30 06:45

Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon

It’s payback time: The Obama administration’s “strategy” (remember “Don’t Do Stupid Shit”, the Ukraine strategy?) is to impose regime change on al-Maliki; after all, he had the bad taste of refusing to let US troops keep occupying Iraq past the 2012 deadline, and on top of it his government is close to Tehran.

Jun 30 06:43

CrossTalk: Iraqi Freedom 2.0

What has changed in Iraq in the last ten years? Are there any benefits of the 2003 US invasion? What is Obama's new Iraq strategy? CrossTalking with Michael O'Brien, Michael Hughes and Joseph

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the admission that the coming US strikes are targeting more than just ISIS!

Jun 30 06:41

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BY JUNIUS P. LONG

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Jun 30 06:34

Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala pleads not guilty

A Libyan militia leader pleaded not guilty in a US federal court on Saturday to a terrorism charge in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX News is reporting that Ahmed Abu Khattala has been cooperating with his FBI interrogators, but that he "has not been forthcoming", meaning he has not given them any information that actually links him to the attack in Benghazi.

This may well turn out to be yet another botched PR stunt by a desperate White House, akin to the Bowe Bergdahl affair. Big publicity splash about bringing the hero (or villain) to America, only to find out you don't quite have the hero (or villain) the White House thought they did!

Remember the disaster when Obama claimed he got Osama, realized they had killed the wrong guy, tossed the body into the ocean to prevent anyone from finding out, then flooded the internet with a batch of hastily done fake photos?

This is starting to look like more of the same.

Jun 30 06:29

Profiteering on Banker Deaths: Regulator Says Public Has No Right to Details

A man with a long history of keeping big bank secrets safe from the public’s prying eyes has denied the appeal filed by Wall Street On Parade to obtain specifics about the worker deaths upon which JPMorgan Chase pockets the life insurance money each year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently another JP Morgan banked was killed, this time in a hit-and-run.

Jun 30 06:28

The Death of Independence

July 4th has been the national birth date since the inception of the country. Americans want to celebrate past glories because there are few reasons to believe that the current government or society is worthy of rejoicing. Deifying the Founding Fathers and their wisdom usually is rooted upon the construction of a constitution based on separations of powers and shared authorities with individual states. Lost in this commemoration is the concept of true and lasting independence.

Jun 30 06:27

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts

Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist Council on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.

Jun 30 06:26

Why A Lot Of What You See On Social Media Is A Lie

Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours… But are they really? - See more at: http://www.ingeniouspress.com/2014/06/29/lot-see-social-media-lie/#sth...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a funny little clip, but it underscores something I have been saying about the NSA (IRS, police, Fusion centers, FBI) data-mining our social media. It is NOT a reliable source of raw intelligence!

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 30 06:00

Inequality Is Not Inevitable

AN insidious trend has developed over this past third of a century. A country that experienced shared growth after World War II began to tear apart, so much so that when the Great Recession hit in late 2007, one could no longer ignore the fissures that had come to define the American economic landscape. How did this “shining city on a hill” become the advanced country with the greatest level of inequality?

Jun 30 02:40

Couple with two children 'must earn £40,600 to meet basic needs' Report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds amount needed for acceptable standard of living has risen 46% since 2008

A couple with two children needs to earn £40,600 to have an acceptable standard of living, almost 50% more than before the recession, according to a report that highlights the squeeze on families from soaring energy bills and benefit cuts.

The research, carried out by Loughborough University, found that the cost of a minimum basket of goods was up 28% since 2008, higher than the official inflation rate of 19%. Three big culprits were singled out: food was up by 26%, domestic energy by 45% and bus travel by 37%.

Abigail Davis, one of the report's authors, said a growing number of people were falling below the minimum income standard and were unable to afford basic goods.

Jun 30 00:39

Will Vegas become a wasteland?

According to a new report, Las Vegas may be dead by 2036, at least in terms of its water supply, as lake Mead is running rather dry.

June 29, 2014

Jun 29 23:54

Veteran to lose home to foreclosure because he displayed the American flag in a flower-pot

TO A VETERAN, LITTLE IS MORE SACRED THAN FELLOW VETERANS, THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY AND OUR NATIONAL SYMBOL: THE AMERICAN FLAG

Jun 29 23:26

Exclusive: Secret underground base beneath Denver International Airport now revealed by whistle-blower

FOR THE FIRST TIME, A WHISTLE-BLOWER FROM WITHIN THE DIA COMPLEX CONFIRMS THE EXISTENCE OF A MASSIVE DEEP UNDERGROUND MILITARY FACILITY LOCATED BENEATH THE AIRPORT

Jun 29 21:56

The Hounds of War: a Dedication to Our Leaders

Each morning we wake to the rabid wail of old defeated warriors, now no longer in halls of power, who prowl the studios of our infotainment industry and the commercial temples of our ministers of war to yelp and whine one last time before they succumb to the inevitable: a feast for maggots. How sad to witness that ancient soldier, Senator John McCain, shuffle before the cameras, one last glorious moment before the klieg lights finally go out, saliva dripping from his lips in curdled drops—“more war!, more war!, more war!”

Jun 29 21:51

'If there is a leader in the world today, that leader is Vladimir Putin' - Ronald Reagan's son

Mike Reagan, son of the 40th US President Ronald Reagan, believes that there are few truly influential leaders in the modern world and that Russian President Vladimir Putin is certainly one of them.

Jun 29 21:44

Ukraine urged to extend ceasefire

Leaders of Russia, Germany and France urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to extend the ceasefire that will expire Monday in a teleconference held Sunday, the Kremlin press service said.

Jun 29 20:33

France warns citizens: Don’t invest in Israeli settlements, Golan Heights

The French government issued a warning to its citizens not to engage in financial activity or investments in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights. The French Foreign Ministry wrote in its warning that the settlements are illegal according to international law, and so doing business with them involves legal risks.

A French diplomat said that the warning is part of a joint act by the five largest countries in the European Union — Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

Jun 29 19:57

Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths

Jun 29 19:47

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

Jun 29 19:42

The Secret of Oz

All our money is created out of debt. Politicians who focus on reducing the National Debt as an answer probably don’t know what the National Debt really is. To reduce the National Debt would be to reduce our money – and there’s already too little of that.

No, you have to go deeper. You have to get at the root of this problem or we’re never going to fix this. The solution isn’t new or radical. America used to do it. Politicians used to fight with big bankers over it. It’s all in our history – now sadly – in the distant past.

But why can’t we just do it again? Why can’t we just issue our own money, debt free? That, my friends, is the answer. Talk about reform! That’s the only reform that will make a huge difference to everyone’s life – even worldwide.

The solution is the secret that’s been hidden from us for just over 100 years – ever since the time when author L. Frank Baum wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Jun 29 19:28

Israeli PM Netanyahu endorses Kurdish independence citing chaos in Iraq

Any doubt as to who is behind this now! Wanna bet the Turks are a little perturbed! They are following Israel's plan to break up Iraq. Then Syria and on to Iran!

Citing the “collapse” of Iraq amid the ISIS insurgency and sectarian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed the de-facto independence of Iraqi Kurds. Netanyahu has also called to support the “Kurdish aspiration for independence.”

Jun 29 18:49

Six Months of Legal Marijuana And Colorado Has More Cash And Less Crime

With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Colorado has become a proving ground to demonstrate the positive impacts of regulation instead of prohibition – and hopefully will promote similar efforts elsewhere.

Jun 29 18:49

5 year old charged with Sexual Misconduct by School District

An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct."

Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct.

Jun 29 18:41

UK Methodist Conference to divest from Israel

So the stage is set. At this week’s conference at least one brave delegate intends submitting a Memorial (that’s church-speak for a suggestion to conference) urging delegates to strengthen the Church’s commitment to BDS by applying the boycott to Israel itself not just its illegal settlements “until such time as Israel ends the occupation and abides by International law”.

At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same.

“The goal of the boycott is to put an end to the existing injustice,“ said a press release. “It reflects the challenge that settlements present to a lasting peace in the region.”

Jun 29 18:40

Send Your Used Underwear To Obama & Boehner to Stop Amnesty for Illegals

William Gheen the head of ALIPAC calls on Americans to send used underwear to congress and the White House opposing this wave of illegal immigration.

Jun 29 18:25

• Fact Or Fiction: Humanity Still Surprised That ‘Megalomaniacal Pricks’ Decide Everything

Noting that it has had thousands of years to develop a more agreeable option, humankind expressed bewilderment this week that it has yet to devise a better alternative to governing itself than always letting power-hungry assholes run everything, sources worldwide reported.

Jun 29 17:29

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! UPDATED!

"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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am helping Zane collect material for an updated version of the video for "All Wars are Bankers' Wars" and decided to add them to the original article as illustrations.

At present, this article and video are being chased around the net by an obvious team of paid propagandists attacking everything in it, denouncing it all as "fake" and "conspiracy", that I am a "commie kook", and how Private Central Bankers are a beacon unto the world, the salvation of us all, yadda yadda yadda from which I deduce that the schemers behind Private Central Banking are getting very worried indeed that the people of planet Earth are onto their little centuries old scam!

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Jun 29 17:19

5 Ways that Mass Surveillance Destroys the Economy

Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. Even the White House admits:

People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption.Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of data, and the integrity of the interconnected networks themselves are all essential to American and global economic prosperity, security, and the promotion of universal rights.

Below, we discuss five ways that mass surveillance hurts our economy.

Jun 29 15:58

Warmongering Israel threatens full occupation of Gaza

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is threatening a menacing ultimatum—continued airstrikes or full occupation—an Israeli military-owned radio station quoted him as saying on Sunday.

Jun 29 15:25

Cameraman for top Russian channel shot and killed by Kiev troops in Donetsk

A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

Jun 29 15:24

Austerity-driven European politicians 'whip up' hostility towards minority groups

Politicians and media are scapegoating national and sexual minorities to redirect the anger of austerity-affected Europeans on the vulnerable instead of the bankers who created the economic crisis

Jun 29 15:22

McDonald’s Goes Broke in Bolivia Due to Boycott

McDonald’s happy image and its golden arches aren’t the gateway to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn’t falling for the barrage of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries like the United States. Bolivians simply don’t trust food prepared in such little time. The quick and easy, mass production method of fast food actually turns Bolivians off altogether. Sixty percent of Bolivians are an indigenous population who generally don’t find it worth their health or money to step foot in a McDonald’s. Despite its economically friendly fast food prices, McDonald’s couldn’t coax enough of the indigenous population of Bolivia to eat their BigMacs, McNuggets or McRibs.

Jun 29 15:21

Greece Riot 29/06/2014

Jun 29 15:04

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India.

Jun 29 14:59

Alexander Hamilton Writes About the Importance of Uniform Rules of Naturalization Vs. The Unconstitutional Amnesty Proposal Pathway to Citizenship

Even though I disagree with Alexander Hamilton on many issues. His analysis on Immigration hits the nail on the head explaining why we need a uniform process of naturalization. Compared to the discriminating proposal of Amnesty giving pathway to citizenship to a group of people who broke the law entering America violating our borders. These lawbreakers who violated our sovereignty are given priority over those who obeyed the law to come here and be a part of the American experience who will make great citizens contributing much to society.

Jun 29 14:09

How Many Covert Ops Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

These are notes on covert ops I’ve made over the years. They apply to any arena where deception is the name of the game.

Every covert op needs a cover story. That is, the public must be made to look in the wrong direction.

A cover story not only hides the identity of perpetrators, it also imparts the wrong meaning to the event being staged.

Example: a war is set in motion, in order to bankrupt several governments. But the public is told the war means: “protecting democracy.”

Major covert ops have more than one objective. A war will bankrupt governments; it will also result in a peace treaty that creates a larger cooperative structure than previously existed, spanning several nations—and the men who end up running that larger structure are the same men who triggered the war in the first place. They wind up with more control and power than they had before.

Jun 29 14:07

Pelosi Heads to Southern Border for Photo Op with Children as ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ Escalates

As the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border with Mexico continues to build, count on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to make things worse.

Pelosi announced Thursday that she will travel to the border to be “briefed” by Customs and Border Protection officers, and meet with a group of children who entered the country illegally, Politico reported.

“The humanitarian crisis unfolding across our nation’s southern border demands Congress come together and find thoughtful, compassionate and bipartisan solutions,” the Democrat lawmaker said. “We must ensure our laws are fully enforced, so that due process is provided to unaccompanied children and the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children is protected.

Jun 29 14:06

How Obama Instituted Common Core on the Sly

It seems like the new Common Core educational standards suddenly appeared out of nowhere, doesn’t it? All of a sudden, every kid was getting a Common Core education. The whole thing just materialized before we got a chance to think about it!

It seems that way, right? Well, that’s because it is that way. By design.

Through a combination of lavish spending by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and swift movement by the Obama administration, the Common Core standards that have now become so controversial were instituted pretty much before anyone knew what was happening. And of course – this is the Obama administration we’re talking about – without the cumbersome, annoying intrusion of democratic processes.

That’s the point of a superb article published recently in the Washington Post. Here’s what happened, according to the Post:

Jun 29 14:05

Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: “This Won’t End Pretty”

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

Jun 29 14:01

Instead of Bleating like Sheep, Republicans Could Stop the Flood of Illegal Minors

The Democrats could be likened to a flock of docile lambs which go where their shepherd herds them. The Republicans can also be likened to sheep. They bleat loudly for the TV cameras and on the Internet, but bleating is about all they seem capable of. They allow the President to herd them and the country in the direction he is going and to the ends he intends. Let’s take the two current hot domestic political issues as examples.

The orchestrated influx of illegal alien minors

Jun 29 13:42

Are Student Loans the Next Housing Bubble?

"While we're seeing the same kinds of things happen in the student loan market that happened in the housing market, the implications for the borrowers in the student loan market are going to be much worse." --Professor Antony Davies

Jun 29 12:37

Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.

Obama will make the request for emergency funding in a letter on Monday, asking Congress to act when it returns from a holiday recess on July 7, a White House official said on Sunday.

Jun 29 12:34

A New Cybersecurity Bill Could Give the NSA Even More Data

Privacy groups are sounding the alarm that a new Senate cybersecurity bill could give the National Security Agency access to even more personal information of Americans.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would create a "gaping loophole in existing privacy law," the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and dozens of other privacy groups wrote in a letter to senators late Thursday.

Jun 29 11:54

Pre-Crime Police Target Mental Health

Activist Post

Arizona is the latest to begin using pre-crime models to supposedly thwart attacks by those who are "near the breaking point." The video below highlights how mental health police units look to harvest everything from medical records to gun purchases to online posts. Citing the crimes of Jared Loughner and Elliot Rodger, these units are being given the green light with new legislation to involuntarily detain those who are flagged...

Jun 29 11:52

Alexander Hamilton Writes About the Importance of Uniform Rules of Naturalization Vs. The Unconstitutional Amnesty Proposal Pathway to Citizenship

Even though I disagree with Alexander Hamilton on many issues. His analysis on Immigration hits the nail on the head explaining why we need a uniform process of naturalization. Compared to the discriminating proposal of Amnesty giving pathway to citizenship to a group of people who broke the law entering America violating our borders. These lawbreakers who violated our sovereignty are given priority over those who obeyed the law to come here and be a part of the American experience who will make great citizens contributing much to society.

Jun 29 11:40

South African Police Training...Galil Rifle to Jaw!

Need a big belly laugh?

This is a small video taken of how a member of the South African police will fire his issued Galil (R5) rifle. Shocking!

Jun 29 11:13

Michigan has higher incarceration rate than Cuba, Russia and Iran

If Michigan were a country, it would put people in prison more often than Russia does.

That's one of the takeaways from a new analysis of incarceration rates by the Prison Policy Initiative that breaks the U.S. rate out by all 50 states. The U.S. leads the world in the percentage of citizens behind bars as a whole, but some states are far above that mark.

Jun 29 11:12

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities headed for imminent water supply collapse; wave of drought refugees now inevitable

ONE BIZARRE TRAIT THAT STRONGLY CHARACTERIZES MODERN HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS A WIDESPREAD INABILITY TO PLAN AHEAD

Jun 29 11:07

Tyson Foods dumps more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s waterways each year

Our most precious natural resource, clean water, is threatened by the continued environmental release of toxic chemicals from heavy industry, which includes the factory food industry.

Jun 29 11:00

Feds threatening ‘third Wounded Knee’ with eminent domain land grab on Sioux indian reservation

IN THE WAKE OF A BUNDY RANCH CRISIS SPARKED BY A MILITARIZED FEDERAL LAND-GRAB EFFORT IN NEVADA, IT SEEMS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR HAS SET ITS SIGHTS ON A NEW PRIZE - THIS TIME TARGETING ONCE PROTECTED INDIAN RESERVATION LAND ON PINE RIDGE IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Jun 29 10:56

INVADING IRAQ 2.0: ISIS propaganda, proxy wars & NATO’s ‘Blitzkrieg’

The Western-backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has made its way to Iraq through Turkey and over the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror campaign appears to have been rolled out with a decades old objective, which is wrought with violence, propaganda and destabilization funding from the usual sponsors…

Jun 29 10:48

ISIS Run Out of U.S. Embassy in Turkey

According to the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, the United States runs ISIS operations in Iraq out of its embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The plan to carve up Iraq and spark a regional war in the Middle East was masterminded by the Atlantic Council, according to Hariri.

A source close to Hariri said the finishing touches were put on the balkanization plan during a George Soros funded Atlantic Council energy summit held in Istanbul last November.

“We view the current period as a turning point, just like 1918 and 1945.

Jun 29 10:47

State passes law to legalize shooting police

FINALLY SOME RATIONAL LEGISLATION IS PASSED CONCERNING ‘PUBLIC SERVANTS’ UNLAWFULLY ENTERING ANOTHER PERSON’S PROPERTY

Jun 29 10:34

27 Shot in Chicago Since Friday

At least 27 people have been shot, one of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, the city with the "model" gun control laws?

Jun 29 10:16

The Truthseeker: Ukraine Gangster State Calls for 'Nuclear Strikes'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Parliament moves to quit Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, calls for "preemptive nuclear attacks without declaration of war."

WW2 ended with the use of Nuclear weapons (at 9:30 in the video) . WW3 may well start with them!

Jun 29 09:59

Middle EastIraq reports major effort to recapture Tikrit

Ground forces backed by helicopter gunships launched a three-pronged pre-dawn attack on the militant stronghold of Tikrit on Saturday, marking a major test for the Iraqi military as it attempts to gain the upper hand against insurgents.

But the offensive appeared to be faltering as night fell. Residents and a local tribal leader said militants from an al-Qaeda breakaway group had repelled the troops’ advance, rigging roads into the city with explosives. In contrast to those claims, state television said security forces had cleared the town center of militants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What ever the US does in Iraq now will most likely be utterly too little, and too late, to reverse the tide here.

Apparently, US intelligence has been asleep here for the last 3 years.

But my question here has to be, how could the US government NOT expect that a Shiite administration, which had painfully and clearly marginalized Sunnis, would ultimately have to crumble, in the wake of Sunni dissatisfaction with the regime?!?

AGAIN, with Iraq (And NSAgate, APgate, IRSgate, Obamacaregate, VAgate, illegal immigrants, flooding our borders, and the volatile situation in Eastern Ukraine), we have an administration which is pathologically incapable of thinking any issue through to its logical conclusion.

Jun 29 09:49

The Balance Between Freedom and Security

Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither!
This guy has drunk the Kool Aid. He actually believes Uncle Scams lies about who's behind terrorism!

You can say many things about the NRA’s commentators, but you can’t accuse them of being non-responsive, like so many in the mainstream media and politics. Dom Raso and his New Jersey SWAT officer buddy Jerry Plum have caught a lot of heat for a recent video about the military and police sharing tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Jun 29 09:47

EU Gives Russia Three Days to De-Escalate Ukraine Crisis, Threatens Sanctions

The European Council on Friday said it would give Moscow three days to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, or it will impose new sanctions against Russia, according to a statement published Friday.

The European Council also set conditions for the de-escalation.

"The European Council expects that by Monday 30 June the following steps will be taken: Agreement on a verification mechanism, monitored by the OSCE, for the ceasefire and for the effective control of the border; return to the Ukrainian authorities of the three border checkpoints (Izvarino, Dolzhanskiy, Krasnopartizansk); release of hostages including all of the OSCE observers; launch of substantial negotiations on the implementation of President [Petro] Poroshenko's peace plan," the statement reads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia cannot de-escalate the situation, because it is not involved in the situation between Ukraine and Eastern Ukraine in the first place!

The US and the EU escalated the situation by overthowing the legally elected President in Ukraine and replacing him in a political putsch.

And President Poroshenko, "the chocolate king"?

Please.

This guy is so crooked that he has to screw his socks on in the morning.

It appears to me that the logical conclusion to all of this will be a shooting war between the US, EU, and NATO on one side, and Russia (and perhaps China) on the other. Unfortunately, I see this situation escalating rapidly.

Yesterday, Moody's cut Russia's outlook to "negative", and economic sanctions have cut Russia's access to global financial capital, which may prove a strain on the country's economy.

And this will most probably go nuclear very quickly, because the EU/NATO/US alliance doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Jun 29 09:37

A Thin Rationale for Drone Killings

Under orders from a federal appeals court, the Justice Department made public a 2010 memo explaining why the drone strike was legal. Considering how long the administration fought the release, which was sought by The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union, one might have expected a thoughtful memo that carefully weighed the pros and cons and discussed how such a strike accords with international and Constitutional law.

Instead, the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories — some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law — that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Barry

This is not Great Britain. We fought a war back in 1776 not to BE Great Britain.

This is not Israel. Not yet, at any rate.

While maritime law follows the principle of Jus gentium, the laws of sovereign nations do not. That slavery is legal in one nation does not compel any other nation to legalize slavery within their own borders. Hence, whatever Great Britain and Israel may do is not a valid precedent for actions undertaken by the United States government.

That this drone memo tries to use the laws of foreign nations in its justification for drone assassinations of American citizens sends a clear message that no such legal justification can be found under United States law, and I rest assured the White House staff bent every effort to find one. Hence, the drone strikes are illegal, unconstitutional, and clearly immoral.

Everyone involved in the drone program, from Obama down through the chain of command to the operators clutching those remote control joysticks in their grubby little hands, is guilt of Premeditated First Degree homicide. That multiple parties are involved in these murders adds a charge of conspiracy to commit Premeditated First Degree homicide.

Legally there is no difference between Obama ordering a drone attack on an American and a mafia boos ordering his competition to be "rubbed out." Both are cold-blooded murders committed by organized crime operations.

Jun 29 09:30

More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says

More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones.

Jun 29 09:29

France passes “anti-Amazon” bill aimed at helping small bookstores

French lawmakers adopted a bill on Thursday that will prevent Amazon and other online giants from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country’s small bookshops.

Jun 29 09:24

BP Seeks Return Of Oil Spill Claim 'Overpayments'

BP wants a federal judge to order restitution — plus interest — of what it says are hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments to some businesses that claimed losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

In a Friday court filing, BP points to a revised policy for calculating losses that was approved by the court in May.

The company says the court should order recalculation of awards paid prior to that change.

Meanwhile, BP continues its legal fight on a related issue: whether businesses have to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect money. A district court and an appeals court have ruled that, under the settlement BP agreed to, proof of direct harm isn't needed. BP has said it plans a Supreme Court appeal on that issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about corporate hubris, writ large!

And I wonder just how many corporate contributions - to both sides of the aisle - it will take to ultimately get the court systems to surrender to BP's demands.

Jun 29 09:22

1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide

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Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!

Jun 29 09:14

Big Brother is Coming to Healthcare – How Hospitals are Entering Your Credit Card Info Into Algorithms

The article below is a great example of the unforeseen dangers of creating gigantic bureaucratic systems into which hundreds of millions of people are forced into involuntarily, i.e., Obamacare.

Naturally, now that we have Obamacare all sorts of invasive things are going to be justified for the “greater good.” As Bloomberg notes in the important article below, you may soon be getting calls from your doctor about your personal habits thanks to credit card data mining. If people want to opt-in to such a system fine, but if this is imposed upon the population involuntarily, there is only one word to describe it: Tyranny.

Here are some excerpt from the extremely creepy Bloomberg article:

You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

Jun 29 09:11

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS WALK AND TALK TO END ISRAELI AGGRESSION

The photos speak for themselves …. no commentary needed

Jun 29 09:10

ISRAEL IS AT WAR …

Therefore, the three missing Israeli teenagers should be considered to be Prisoners of War …. as should the hundreds of innocent Palestinians languishing in Israeli Military Prisons.

As such, they have certain rights

Jun 29 09:10

John Kerry: US troop deployment to Iraq is not intervention

US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Kurdish leaders to stand with Baghdad and insisted that the imminent deployment of American military forces is "not intervention" in Iraq's affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is your government on drugs.

Any questions?

Jun 29 09:10

US economy harmed by sanctions on Russia

Jun 29 09:08

THE FED’S DEATHBED — Andy Hoffman

Jun 29 09:03

After Losing Vote, US-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty

The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules.

But at the United Nations, the 29 member states have frequently abandoned that principle when it insists on “consensus” on crucial decisions relating to the U.N. budget – or when it is clearly outvoted in the 193-member General Assembly or its committee rooms.

That’s exactly what happened Thursday at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva which adopted, by majority vote, a proposal to negotiate a legally-binding treaty to prevent human rights abuses by transnational corporations (TNCs) and the world’s business conglomerates.

But following the vote, the United States and the EU, have warned they would not cooperate with an intergovernmental working group (IGWG) which is to be established to lay down ground rules for negotiating the proposed treaty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now let me get this straight; for the US and EU, human rights abuses are just PEACHY when practiced by transnational corporates and conglomerates?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Jun 29 08:58

Students protest Clinton’s speaking fee

Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are asking former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to return the hefty speaking fee she is set to collect when she appears at the university in October.

Many Americans have criticized Clinton for her recent interview gaffes, including her defense of her six-figure speaking fees. Angered over her $225,000 speaking fee, UNLV students are now protesting her upcoming appearance at the university.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were to attend a speech by Hillary, I would demand she pay ME!

Jun 29 08:57

Cabinet approves plan to tighten Israeli control over East Jerusalem

Plan calls for investment of 295 million shekels over next 5 years to prevent future division of Jerusalem as part of a peace agreement, includes increasing Hebrew in Palestinian schools and beefing up police presence in the area.

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UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF JERUSALEM.

December 11, 1948: Resolution 194: establishes Conciliation Commission; protection of and free access to Jerusalem and other Holy Places; Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.

December 9, 1949: Resolution 303(IV): International Regime for Jerusalem

July 4, 1967: Resolution 2253 (ES-V): Condemns Israel's measures to change the status of Jerusalem as invalid

December 16, 1982: Resolution 37/123: Condemnation of Israel's responsibility for the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon; resolves that the massacre was an act of genocide; condemns acts of plundering Palestinian cultural heritage; condemns the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights; and condemns the annexation of Jerusalem.

December 19, 1983: Resolutions 38/180: Calls all nation to suspend or sever all diplomatic, economic and technological ties with Israel. Condemnation of Israel on various topics including occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, war in Lebanon and the annexation of Jerusalem.

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 127: The Palestine Question (January 22, 1958) " ... 'recommends' Israel suspends its 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem".

Resolution 250: (April 27) " ... 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem".

Resolution 251: (May 2) " ... 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250".

Resolution 252: (May 21) " ... 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital".

Resolution 267: (July 3) " ... 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem".

Resolution 271: (September 15) " ... 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem".

Resolution 298: (September 25, 1971) " ... 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem".

Resolution 476: " ... 'reiterates' that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are 'null and void'".

Resolution 478 (20 August 1980): 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'.

Jun 29 08:53

Cops KIll Dog With Barrage of Shots Towards House Full of Children

Real Americans wouldn't put up with these BUGS!

More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:

It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home.

Then:

Jun 29 08:47

Epic Banker Lies: The Epilogue

Jun 29 08:38

Leaked Democrat Document Explains How to Use Tragedies to Push Gun Control

What is the best way to push gun control? According to a newly leaked document that gives Democrats advice on that very subject, national tragedies are the answer.

The document, “Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging,” is more than 70 pages long and was created by a group of Washington, D.C., consultants who did research for a Washington state gun-control advocates. It was written in 2012 before the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.

The document states that "The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak ... The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts.”

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"And if there isn't a real gun violence incident to use, then just make your own!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 29 08:37

Can Activism Be Regulated?

Julie Beal
Activist Post

Well, guys, the time is now, cos they’re grabbing us by the short and curlies, and trying to take down us activists; they’re coming at us from all sides now. This is the Quickening. From threats to regulate the press, to internet censorship, the powers-that-be are finding many ways to control dissent. The Internet is being militarized, laws are being worked over, and political activists are the next target.

One of the biggest activist groups here in the UK, the UK Column, has been targeted by an organisation called ATVOD, an offshoot of Ofcom. ATVOD (Authority for Television on Demand) has singled out the UK Column, and insisted they must submit to being regulated, simply for being ‘television like’. ATVOD’s current directory of regulated groups is mainly made up of porn sites, and big players in the video-on-demand sector, such as CBS, 4OD, and the BBC...

Jun 29 08:36

Iraqi PM Maliki Expected to Resign Under Pressure As West’s Destablization Campaign Rolls on

If you live in in North America or Europe, you are currently getting blasted with wall-to-wall media coverage of the destabilization of Iraq, softening up the public for a few big announcements coming soon…

The function of our media in this case, is to paint Iraq as a failed state in desperate need of Western military intervention, either by the US or a NATO confab. “ISIS has taken over and threatens to establish an Islamic Caliphate in the region”, and “The Sunni – Shi’ite divide has never been so severe”, or so the narrative goes.

Yesterday, we were told by the US State Department, ‘We to ‘work with the Maliki government’, while tomorrow we’ll be told that the PM Makili needs to step down.

Jun 29 08:36

"The Battle For Baghdad" - A Backgrounder On ISIS' Grand Plan

It is no secret that the extremist al-Qaeda Jihadist group known as ISIS for short, which in the span of weeks has overrun the northern part of Iraq, has grand ambitions to not only preserve its power in the north and central regions, as well as the border with Syria, but to ultimately proceed south where not only Baghdad is located but also the great energy infrastructure of the country: "the grand prize" for ISIS as it would make the extremist group viable and financially self-sustaining.

But how and when will this "Battle for Baghdad" take place?

Jun 29 08:32

So What Line Has To Be Crossed Before We Mow Them Down!

They are openly talking about the MASS MURDER of us AMERICANS! TIME TO GET READY TO FIGHT!!!

Writing at the appropriately named Crooks & Liars, Susie Madrak openly asks when the progressive-led federal government will do away with the pretense of civility and declare open war on gun owners:

Madrak isn’t just a low-level blogger at Crooks & Liars. The radical Philadelphian is the site’s managing editor.

Madrak, Rick Pearlstein (the equally radical leftist writer she quotes from heavily in the piece), and their fellow travelers on the road to an imagined Marxist utopia are obviously upset that the federal government hasn’t taken a violent stand on the limits of the Second Amendment.

Jun 29 08:23

Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty"

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

Jun 29 08:23

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework for military use against citizens

The EU creates a legal framework for Europe-wide deployment of police and military units . At the same time, the EU Commission is working intensively on the creation of a single EU police unit as well as an EU public prosecutor (more here ).

The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ??possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At the unit, headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, all EU Member States are involved, the Gendarmerien, so police forces with military status are used. One of the founding countries of the EUROGENDFOR include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. We provide our services to the police unit of the EU, NATO or the UN.

“The ‘solidarity clause’ is redundant, since the EU already has mechanisms for mutual assistance in case of disasters. Secondly, the clause amplifies the course to a militarization of domestic politics, since upon request military can be used in another Member State.

Jun 29 08:22

US pressured Denmark to close Kurdish TV so Rasmussen would become NATO chief – lawyer

The US put pressure on Danish authorities to close the Kurdish Roj TV channel in order to appease Turkey. This was done so Anders Fogh Rasmussen's position as NATO secretary general would be secure, the station's lawyer told RT amid WikiLeaks revelations.

WikiLeaks documents released back in March suggest Rasmussen abused his powers during his time as Denmark's prime minister, in order to secure his future job.

Jun 29 08:16

Obama ignores Boehner’s lawsuit threat: ‘I’ll keep taking actions on my own’

Seemingly unfazed by the threat of a lawsuit, President Obama on Saturday vowed to press on and use executive actions wherever and whenever possible.

In his weekly address, the president didn’t directly address House Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement earlier this week that he’ll sue Mr. Obama for supposed abuses of executive authority.

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For a guy who claims to have been a professor of Constitutional law, Obama has it flat out wrong. Under the Constitution, the President's job is to carry out the will of the Congress. The Executive Order is merely the formal device by which the President executes the will of the Congress, and Presidential Executive Orders are binding only on the federal Government itself, not the people of the United States. Executive orders created out of the President's own mind are invalid, null, and void.

Jun 29 08:14

Iraq takes delivery of Russian fighter jets

The Iraqi government has received a delivery of Russian-made fighter planes it hopes will turn the tide against Sunni rebels who have seized large parts of the country.

Iraqi security officials confirmed five Sukhoi-25 jets, which were purchased second-hand from Russia, had arrived in Baghdad on Saturday.

Jun 29 08:13

Decades-Old Vulnerability Threatens 'Internet Of Things'

A 20-year-old bug has been discovered in a version of a popular compression algorithm used in the Linux kernel, several open-source libraries, and some Samsung Android mobile devices. And the researcher who found the flaw says it also could affect some car and aircraft systems, as well as other consumer equipment running the embedded open-source software.

Patches for the integer overflow bug, which allows an attacker to cripple systems running the so-called Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) code with denial-of-service type attacks as well as remote code execution, were issued the past few days for the Linux kernel, as well as for various open-source media libraries.

Jun 29 08:10

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause mortality, in addition to significantly increasing their risk for diabetes-related complications and cancer. Insulin monotherapy resulted in...

Jun 29 08:07

Bonds Away ... Ka-boom!

"I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope or a .400 baseball hitter. But now I want to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody." - - James Carville, Democratic Strategist

Jun 29 08:02

Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

The cybersecurity bill making its way through the Senate right now is so broad that it could allow ISPs to classify Netflix as a "cyber threat," which would allow them to throttle the streaming service's delivery to customers.

It would be a backdoor way for ISPs to undermine net neutrality, and it's one of the reasons why the Cybersecurity Information Protection Act of 2014—modeled on the CISPA bill that the internet has rallied against twice already—is so terrible for consumers (the other is the unfettered ferry of information between companies and the federal government, but that's another story).

Jun 29 07:59

Reaping the Seeds of Iraqi Hatred

The uproar in the mainstream U.S. news media over the barbarity of Islamic militants in Iraq downplays or ignores the brutality of the U.S. invasion and occupation that unleashed the ethnic and sectarian hatreds in the first place, as Danny Schechter notes.

Jun 29 07:59

Are Jews The Master Race?

Jews Claim Their Blood is Divine. Their Racism Has Had Terrible Consequences!

Jun 29 07:58

The Lessons of World War I: The 100th Anniversary of the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

June 28, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the famous political assassination in Sarajevo, Serbia, that was the spark that started World War I, the war that was widely called “the war to end all wars”, because of the unendurable mutual mass slaughter of an entire generation of young European men (on all sides of the war).

Jun 29 07:54

Hidden fees mean some patients pay for hospitals they don't use

Linda Talotta thought it was a mistake when she received two several-hundred-dollar hospital bills in the mail from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center earlier this year.

She hadn’t been to the hospital.

But as Talotta soon learned, it wasn’t a mistake. The charges of more than $400 each were facility fees tacked onto her physician’s appointments at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in Egg Harbor Township, which is owned by the hospital.

Facility fees, also called provider-based billing, are legal and are established in accordance with state and federal billing guidelines created to accommodate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which recognizes off-campus facilities as an entity of the hospital.

Jun 29 06:29

Israel hits Gaza with 12 air strikes in retaliation for rocket fire

classic Israeli move. classically sychophantic reporting.

Just like every US drone strike that kills males has 'successfully killed militant jihadi insurgents'

Jun 29 06:27

The Hounds of War: a Dedication to Our Leaders

An Age of Fools offers a record of the first decade of the 21st century as the newly appointed administration of George W. Bush entered the White House and inaugurated a decade of deceit and destruction that catapulted the United States into a totalitarian dictatorship that ravaged the world at will.

Each morning we wake to the rabid wail of old defeated warriors, now no longer in halls of power, who prowl the studios of our infotainment industry and the commercial temples of our ministers of war to yelp and whine one last time before they succumb to the inevitable: a feast for maggots.

Jun 29 06:23

John Kerry: Thank God for al-Nusra!

The post below is written by Barb Weir. Barb Weir is the pseudonym of a satirical writer and social justice advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Israelis have plugged the gap a little by bombing targets in Syria, but it’s up to us to step up our effort.That’s why the President is asking Congress for half a billion dollars.

Jun 29 06:22

Gaza summer fouled by 100,000 cubic meters of beach sewage

life in open-air concentration camp

Jun 29 06:17

The world is sick of Israel and its insanities — Gideon Levy

Here is an article of interest written by the award winning Israeli journalist Gideon Levy and published in the Israeli daily Haaretz. I think that the three young Israelis should be released in exchange for the 600 or so Palestinian youth that are being held captive by Israel.

Better yet both sides should release all of their captives. Three Israelis in exchange for around 6,000 or more Palestinians many of them held without charge — Edward Corrigan

“The world is sick of Israel and its insanities: Israel is discovering that it’s no longer the center of attention as it always was before.”

Jun 29 05:49

Pelosi on the Border: We Have to Use This ‘Crisis’ as an ‘Opportunity’

Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called a “humanitarian opportunity.”

Jun 29 05:28

And that's what happens when they know you're recording': Cop pulled over by trucker for speeding and talking on his cell phone changes his tune when he sees camera

A trucker was driving through Illinois last week when he says a police officer sped past him going way above the speed limit - while chatting on his cellphone.

Brian Miner decided to take the law into his own hands and honked his horn repeatedly, prompting the officer to pull over.

In a video posted to YouTube by Miner, the officer undergoes an amazing transformation once he realizes he's being filmed.

Jun 29 05:13

Wonga attracts high interest from City of London police

Payday loan firm Wonga faces the prospect of a damaging criminal investigation after the City of London police force said it was considering referring fake legal letters sent out by the lender to the national policing lead for fraud.

The payday lender was fined £2.6m earlier this week for sending letters to struggling borrowers in the names of fabricated law firms – and in some cases charging an administration fee for their services.

Initially it seemed Wonga might escape a police investigation, but amid intense pressure for action – including from the head of the Law Society, Desmond Hudson, who said Wonga's "dishonest activity" could amount to blackmail and deception – the force said it is now reassessing the case for an investigation.

Jun 29 05:11

'Illegal Spying Below': blimp flies over NSA data centre in surveillance protest

Activists flew a blimp emblazoned with the words "Illegal Spying Below" over the National Security Agency's data centre in Utah on Friday in protest against the US government's mass surveillance programmes.

The one-hour flight was carried out by the environmental group Greenpeace, digital rights activists the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a conservative political organisation, the Tenth Amendment Centre.

The 41 metre (135ft) blimp, owned by Greenpeace, was adorned with a sign that read "NSA Illegal Spying Below".

June 28, 2014

Jun 28 23:45

Father faces child endangerment charges after son skips church

A FATHER IN BLANCHESTER, OHIO WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AFTER HIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SON SKIPPED CHURCH

Jun 28 23:36

Police confiscate healthy baby because it was born at home

FATIMA DOUMBOUYA HAD NO IDEA OF THE HORRORS THAT WOULD ENSUE FOR SIMPLY CHOOSING TO HAVE HER BABY IN HER OWN HOME

Jun 28 20:47

America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War

Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents of the Ukrainian areas where we are bombing the residents and assassinating their leaders (whom our government calls “terrorists”), suggest that Obama’s Ukrainian coup in February, which installed a regime that is now ethnically cleansing Ukraine’s southeast, is already producing blowback that will be far costlier to the United States than if we had not done it.

Jun 28 19:53

BBC spends £500k to ask 33,000 Asians 5,000 miles from UK what they think of climate change: Corporation savaged for 'astonishing' campaign survey on global warming

The BBC has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money asking 33,000 people in Asian countries how climate change is affecting them.

The £519,000 campaigning survey by little-known BBC Media Action is designed to persuade the world to adopt more hard-line policies to combat global warming.

It was immediately condemned yesterday as a flagrant abuse of the Corporation’s rules on impartiality and ‘a spectacular waste of money’ by a top academic expert.

Jun 28 19:51

Why You Should Buy Gold | John Embry

Jun 28 19:38

The Newspeak Dictionary

For understanding modern times.

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Jun 28 19:18

Help Palestine - And let us educate the world ! Noor Harazeen

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Jun 28 19:00

Opium Wars – 175 Years and Still Going Strong

This all started back in 1839 and has grown to become a global scourge. You can thank the banking cartel for their humanitarian efforts later, but now let’s look at one of their greatest contributions to man-kind. Not only have they dedicated themselves to destroying silver, but in the process they found a way to destroy neighborhoods, cities and entire regions around the world.

Jun 28 18:20

BP has asked a US court to order a "vast number" of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spil;

BP has asked a US court to order a "vast number" of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The oil firm said the administrator in charge of processing the claims allowed businesses to inflate their losses.

Jun 28 17:56

Cold War Renewed with a Vengeance While Washington again Lies

The Cold War made a lot of money for the military/security complex for four decades dating from Churchill’s March 5, 1946 speech in Fulton, Missouri declaring a Soviet “Iron Curtain” until Reagan and Gorbachev ended the Cold War in the late 1980s. During the Cold War Americans heard endlessly about “the Captive Nations.” The Captive Nations were the Baltics and the Soviet bloc, usually summarized as “Eastern Europe.”

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