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July 23, 2014

Jul 23 15:49

Britain's porn-blocking filters are overwhelmingly rejected by the populace

SHOCKING!

Jul 23 15:33

This Land is Mine

Jul 23 15:28

Scrutiny Over NYPD Tactics After Chokehold Death of Unarmed Man

New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Wednesday that every member of the department will undergo mandatory retraining on the use of force after the death of Eric Garner, a Long Island man who died in police custody after being put into a chokehold—a move that has been banned since 1993.

Jul 23 15:18

Violence and Political Upheaval Plunge Iraq Deeper into Chaos

Iraq's Parliament delayed its vote for a new president Wednesday, following an overnight bombing in Baghdad that killed more than 30 people, including many civilians. Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot that is leading the insurgency and currently controls about one-third of the country, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Jul 23 15:12

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

The official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name would be "Operation Déjà Vu." As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by U.S. taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now exceeds 500. As usual, the U.S. government is siding with Israel, even though most American leaders understand Israel instigated the latest round of violence, is not acting with restraint, and that its actions make Washington look callous and hypocritical in the eyes of most of the world.

Jul 23 15:07

Israel Bombs Gaza’s Only Power Plant as Toll Nears 650. Hospitals on the brink of collapse.

Israeli military attacks today include the bombing of Gaza’s sole power plant and the heavy shelling of Khan Younis, killing six people and leaving at least 20 wounded. The Palestinian death toll is near 650, including more than 160 children. More than 4,000 have been wounded.


Jul 23 15:04

Gaza Under Fire – a Humanitarian Disaster

As a result of over two weeks of Israeli bombardment, thousands of Palestinian civilians have fled their homes in the north of Gaza and sought refuge in schools run by the UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.

Jul 23 15:01

Anonymous has announced it will launch a round of cyber-attacks this Friday against the Israeli government,

in retaliation for Israel's ongoing military intervention in Gaza.

Jul 23 15:00

The Rise of the Bankster Landlord

It's time to put an end to the financialization insanity that's hurting average people, destroying the American dream, and turning our economy into one big giant casino.

Jul 23 15:00

Bernie urged to cancel Russian GP

Bernie Ecclestone has come under pressure from senior British politicians to cancel the Russian Grand Prix.


Jul 23 15:00

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve

"Many of us served in logistical and bureaucratic support roles; there, we found that the entire military helps implement the oppression of the Palestinians," they said.

Jul 23 14:30

Money Market Account Freeze Passed by SEC


Breaking- SEC lays regulatory law to freeze Money market withdrawals during time of financial stress.

Jul 23 14:27

Southeastern New Mexico : 89 undocumented immigrants test positive for tuberculosis

Doporto, Artesia Mayor Phil Burch and other various city and county officials from Southeastern New Mexico met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials

Jul 23 14:26

America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. In the other (Israel), nazis have controlled for decades, and Obama merely extends their control by continuing American support.


Jul 23 14:23

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred, It’s Gone

..many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging..

Jul 23 14:18

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against

Jul 23 14:16

Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known but biggest aspect of NSA surveillance

An independent privacy watchdog agency announced Wednesday that it will turn its focus to the largest and most complex of U.S. electronic surveillance regimes: signals intelligence collection under Executive Order 12333

Jul 23 14:13

Gun Buyers Scoop Up AK-47 Rifles After New Sanctions

American companies are now prohibited from having Kalashnikov products imported into the U.S. -- Following another round of sanctions, demand for Russian-made firearms like the AK-47 rifle has picked up in recent days.

Jul 23 14:08

Woman Unwittingly Feeds, Shelters MS-13 Gang Member

A woman in South Texas housed, fed and clothed a group of illegal immigrants traveling past her home, one of which turned out to be a member of the notorious Central American gang MS-13.

Jul 23 14:08

Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service.


Jul 23 14:04

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

Jul 23 14:03

VA Scandal in a nutshell : Vet forgotten, locked inside Orange City VA clinic

A Marine veteran from Deltona says he’s very disappointed in the Veterans Administration after he was locked inside the community clinic in Orange City on Monday.

Jul 23 14:01

Outrage as French politician compares dead Palestinian child to Halal meat

An outspoken pro-Israel politician caused outrage across France today by comparing the mutilated corpse of a Palestinian child to ‘Halal meat’.

Jacques Renaud, the right wing deputy mayor affiliated to the UMP opposition, portrayed the killing of an infant in the Gaza Strip as being similar to animals being slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.

Mr Renaud's comment came as thousands prepared to take to the streets of Paris in a pro-Palestine demonstration which many fear will lead to violence.

Jewish groups have accused anti-Semites of hijacking the rallies, while thousands of Muslims taking part say they are being unfairly labelled as extremists.

Jul 23 14:00

Jon Stewart launches $10 billion 'Kickstarter' to buy CNN

"The Daily Show" host creates LetsBuyCNN.com, a mock Kickstarter site that seeks to buy one of Time Warner's jewels.

Jul 23 13:54

Feds Use Border Collapse As Practice For Martial Law

The orchestrated collapse of America’s southern border by the Obama administration gives federal agencies a perfect opportunity to practice detaining thousands of individuals as detention facilities are constructed across the U.S. to house the influx of illegals.

Jul 23 13:52

Little Rock Airforce base on lock-down "Not a drill."

emergency personnel are responding and we are on lockdown for the safety of our Airmen

Jul 23 13:47

This Time Is Not Different: Why The Market Is Heading For A Fall

The 2008 Wall Street meltdown is long forgotten, having been washed away by a tsunami of central bank liquidity. Indeed, the S&P closed yesterday at 1,983—or up by nearly 200% from its March 2009 low. Yet four cardinal measures of Main Street economic health convey nothing like a 2X pick-up from the post-crisis bottom.

Jul 23 13:45

Putin Recalls State Duma From Vacation, "Planning Something" On Ukraine Situation

In a somewhat disconcerting move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recalled The State Duma from a planned vacation to participate in an unscheduled meeting because of the situation in eastern Ukraine. As Ukrinform reports, sources confirm "Something is being planned, because many deputies come, probably for a quorum." Rumors are spreading that Putin is set to issue Kiev an ultimatum over recognizing separatists or face military intervention.

Jul 23 13:43

Major Blow to Obamacare

In a dramatic split decision, two federal appeals panels disagreed Tuesday on the legality of Obamacare subsidies that gave billions of dollars to help 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov.

Jul 23 13:36

Gaza: is this a war on children?

Jon Snow reports from Gaza, where thousands of children have been caught up in the conflict on one of the heaviest days of shelling so far.

Jul 23 13:33

Report: All But Four Of The High-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots In The Last Decade Were Crafted From The Ground Up By The FBI

The emphasis on creating plots just to shut them down diverts resources from actual threats -- ones arising without huge amounts of FBI prompting. All this does is ensure the agency's anti-terror funding remains intact -- money that will be largely wasted on the FBI's sting operation Ouroboros. And while the FBI plays with its terrorist dress-up dolls, the real threats will go undetected.

Jul 23 13:30

It Can Happen Here: The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors

Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few eurozone troika officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making; that they originated with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland (discussed earlier here); and that the result will be to deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds. New Zealand has a similar directive, discussed earlier here.

Jul 23 13:17

US plays decisive role in Israel's attack on Gaza

Jonathan Cook argues that Israel’s deception on Gaza aside, of greater concern should be the Obama administration’s decision to back Israel to the hilt and the US media’s silence on the matter.

Jul 23 13:01

Jim Willie-We Got a Monster Recession of -6% or -7% Right Now

Jul 23 12:55

Canadian Group Will Bring Water to Detroit Residents Who’ve Had Water Shut Off

In 2009 Detroit’s unemployment rate was reported at 50 percent and now draconian budget cuts and a nine percent rate increase have led to thousands of residents having their water shut off. A group in Canada hopes to assist Detroit residents who aren’t able to pay their delinquent water bill in full.

CBC News reports that Council of Canadians are planning to help the 3,000 Detroit residents per week who are having their water shut off.

Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, calls the plan to shut off the water to Detroit residents appalling and says it’s common in failed states, but not developed countries.

Jul 23 12:54

‘If I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket' UK politician roasted for anti-Israel tweet

A British politician has been reported to the police under the terrorism act, after making ‘vile’ comments on Twitter about Israel’s offensive in Gaza.

Jul 23 12:51

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

A protest against the ongoing situation in Gaza took place in Dublin the evening.

Jul 23 12:47

Kiev says two Su-25 fighter jets shot down, accuses Russia

Two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were shot down on Wednesday, the Ukrainian Security Council confirmed. Self-defense forces claim to be behind the attack, though Kiev believes anti-aircraft missiles could have been launched from Russia.

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Still pushing confrontation with Russia.

Jul 23 12:47

'Witch Hunt': Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate

As Gaza body toll mounts, NBC executives crack down on criticism of Israel.

Jul 23 12:22

White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy

While YouPorn quickly removed AddThis after the report was published, the White House website still contains AddThis code. Some White House pages obviously include the AddThis button, such as the White House Blog, and a link to the AddThis privacy policy.

Other pages, like the White House’s own Privacy Policy, load javascript from AddThis, but do not otherwise indicate that AddThis is present. To pick the most ironic example, if you go to the page for the White House policy for third-party cookies, it loads the “addthis_widget.js.” This script, in turn, references “core143.js,” which has a “canvas” function and the tell-tale “Cwm fjordbank glyphs vext quiz” phrase.

Jul 23 12:21

Cockpit Voice Recorder of MH17 Not Tampered With, Say Dutch Investigators

"The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact. Furthermore, no evidences or indications of manipulation of the cockpit voice recorder were found", the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said as the black boxes were being analysed in Britain.

Jul 23 12:11

Horrible Whodunit: Vandals Destroy Tens of Thousands of Bees

Imagine the horror of beekeeper Stephen Mantell when he went into his back yard this weekend to find his hives strewn about and wrecked.

But even the newscasters can't help but hint at whom the perpetrators might be.

Jul 23 12:11

Breakfast with Eli Wallach and John Malkovich or Maybe Not.

The entire state of Israel is writhing in paroxysms of orgasm, over the vile and unnecessary deaths of all those Palestinian women and children, sliced and diced by the state of the art war machine for Crime Syndicate Banker Nation. I need to mention a few things about all of that. I have probably said these things before but they bear repeating at this time. A reader recently pointed out that the conflict is in operation because Israel wants to steal the gas that has been discovered in Gaza. Sure, that could be a motivator. Whenever there is the opportunity for the snarling bully of the Middle East to steal anything from anyone, be it property, organs or one's life, they will do it because it is their nature, just like it is the scorpions nature to sting you for no reason, or even itself to death.

Jul 23 12:10

What Mainstream Media Isn’t Telling You About The Gaza Invasion

First of all, context matters in the Gaza invasion. Before the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed on June 12th, five Palestinian children had been killed by IDF forces in 2014 alone. However, unlike the three Israeli teenagers, their deaths did not generate international outrage or a global campaign, although it did add significantly to Gaza residents’ increasing frustration with the Israeli occupation.

The mainstream media also does a really good job of making this conflict seem like a war between two equal sides. Yet in reality it’s a true David vs. Goliath confrontation between Israeli’s mighty and technologically advanced western-backed military, and Palestinian protesters and fighters equipped mostly with rocks and a small amount of highly unreliable homemade rockets.

Jul 23 12:10

From Gaza: life under Israeli bombardment

I feel as if I’m repeating myself. It’s getting worse. I keep imagining myself having this conversation with the soldier who presses this small button and bomb.

I want to tell him that those who are being bombed are normal people like him and his family.

We are not aliens, we are ordinary individuals who love life and we still have dreams and that by pressing that button these dreams can be shattered in seconds.

I want to ask him how can he go home and still be able to play with his children. Make love with his wife?

How can he live? Does he see the images of burnt bodies in Gaza? Does he see the toys and children books under the rubble?”

Jul 23 12:08

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Jul 23 12:07

Types With Tired Fingers

I have recently had a religious epiphany. I have decided to convert to the Sun Dance faith. This is a religion practiced by many of the North American native people for thousands of years. It's easy to be a Sun Dancer; you can see the Sun! That's a definite plus compared to religions relying on that imaginary playmate in the sky.

I have long felt a kinship with my newly adopted religion and people as you can see in this photo of myself and my wife from the early 1990s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 800 AD, a bunch of Central Asian Khazars converted to Judaism, and now because they have adopted the religion of the ancient Hebrews claim a higher right to the lands of Palestine than the Palestinians who have been there for two thousand years.

This article points out the silliness of that claim!

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Jul 23 12:00

Seabrook fires two police officers accused of brutality

The town fired two of its police officers and reprimanded two others Wednesday for their involvement in or failure to report an alleged police brutality incident that occurred inside the station.

Jul 23 11:58

Israeli war machinery continues relentless massacre of Gazans

Sources say nearly a dozen of victims were killed in tank shelling in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

Latest reports say Israeli jets have pounded multiple sites across the impoverished region, including a mosque and the enclave's sole power plant.

Local residents say at least one person was killed and dozens more wounded near the targeted mosque.

Israel has continued its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for the 16th straight day

According to figures provided by emergency services, the total number of people killed since the Israeli offensive on July 8 stands at nearly 655. More than 4,200 people have been injured in the attacks.

Israeli military admits that more than 400 of those killed have been civilians, including women and children.

Jul 23 11:50

Illegal immigration and gangs: Someday our cities will burn because we didn’t protect our borders

Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.

Jul 23 11:48

Israel Provoked This War

Jul 23 11:48

GENERAL: National Guard to Take ‘Observation’ Role at Border

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

Jul 23 11:43

''FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals'' - report

Human Rights Watch and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School have just released a damning report in which they accuse the US government of repeated abuses in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases.

Jul 23 11:35

Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, thousands of demonstrators were marching through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this time in a legal protest.

Jul 23 11:32

TAKE A LOOK AT THE ‘TERRORISTS’ THAT ISRAEL IS BOMBING

Jul 23 11:32

HOW TO SILENCE THE PRESS IN GAZA

Lieberman accused the Qatar-based channel of being a mouthpiece for Hamas, and said the foreign ministry was taking steps to prevent it from broadcasting from Gaza, according to Israel’s Channel 2 TV.

Here are the steps taken ….. as seen by Carlos Latuff

Jul 23 11:31

WHO WILL PROTECT ISRAEL’S PURSE STRINGS

Rocket strike near airport leads American flight agency to temporarily ban travel to Ben-Gurion Airport.
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American airlines temporarily halted flights to and from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday following a rocket strike in the area. According to some reports, the change is due to a decision from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Jul 23 11:31

Attacking Ron Paul, National Journal Hits New Lows

Does anyone need more explanation as to why people are abandoning the mainstream media in droves?

Jul 23 11:30

City refuses to pay for Obama’s fundraising visit

The city of Medina, Wash. says it won’t be paying for President Obama’s Tuesday evening fundraising visit.According to Medina City Manager Mike Sauerwein, prior presidential visits have cost local residents as much as $35,000

Jul 23 11:30

A Simple Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Problem

The Israeli/Palestinian problem can be easily solved because the solution is very simple.

Unless Israel wants to become an internationally recognized Apartheid state shunned by the whole world, a just and equitable solution needs to be worked out. A solution that shelves the idea of two countries living side by side because the facts on the ground dictate otherwise. Israelis are living all over the territory that was earmarked for a Palestinian state. And since the Israelis don’t want to give up one inch of that territory, the only solution left is One Country.

But we have a twist.

It would be a federation of 5 states: Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Galilee and Negev with Jerusalem as the country’s Capital and Palestine as its name – a name that’s been around since the time of Christ if not as far back as the time of the Philistines. The Golan Heights would be returned to Syria in exchange for a comprehensive peace with not only Syria but Lebanon.

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Israel will not go along with that. They want one country and for it to be the Jewish state. All others not welcome.

Jul 23 11:29

FLASHBACK 2006 - Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out

Jul 23 11:27

Well-known Italian philosopher:'I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists'

Gianni Vattimo says Europeans should raise money to buy Hamas better rockets.

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Israel may be able to murder Gazans with impunity, but they have clearly lost the public relations war!

Jul 23 11:27

MH17 US B.S. [CARTOON]

Jul 23 11:21

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! ORIGINAL TEXT ARTICLE

"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: 

This is the original article for "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars" from which the broadcast and later the video were created. I am reposting it here for the new visitors from my GCN radio show and also for readers coming over the Daily Telegraph, where my comments on the article "The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end"(link now repaired) have drawn some obvious shills insisting that wars have nothing to do with the banks, the US economy is just hunky dorey, and the US dollar has nothing to fear from the Ruble and Yuan.

Clearly the private central banmks are getting very nervous that the world is not only waking up to their financial scam, but recognizes that they, as masters of the medium of exchange, have made themselves masters of the world, and willingly send millions of young people to horrible death and disfigurement to increase their wealth and control.

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Jul 23 11:20

VIDEO : Jon Stewart Learns What Happens When You Criticize Israel

On Monday night’s “Daily Show,” just about the entire roster of correspondents popped up to scream at him any time he uttered the word “Israel.”

Jul 23 11:19

Obama Explains Why They Stage Fake Shootings

With most Americans now becoming aware of Operation Northwoods and government sponsored and acted out false flag events, Barack Obama explains in the newly released video below via TeamWakeEmUP why they stage fake shootings.
Obama gets straight to the point in this video, arguing for using fake shootings to take away the 2nd Amendment and further destroy the United States Constitution as world govt seeks to entirely take over this close-to broken nation that’s hanging on by the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

Jul 23 11:18

Israel asks U.S. for $225 million to replace missing Iron Dome parts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel asks Congress to meet 'Israel's critical missile defense needs in light of the ongoing conflict in Gaza.'

Jul 23 11:17

UN rights council to form commission of inquiry over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny.

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Bombing that UN school full of refugees was a stupid move, exceeded only by bombing it a second time while UN investigators were in it examining the damage.

Jul 23 11:13

Lois Lerner’s hard drive was merely ‘scratched’ and data was ‘recoverable’, find IRS targeting scheme investigators

Investigators for a House committee learned yesterday that ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s hard drive was merely ‘scratched’ and data was not ‘unrecoverable,’ as previously claimed by the IRS.

Jul 23 11:11

Military device used on Detroit protest against water shutoffs

Nine persons were arrested at the entrance to Homrich, a demolition contractor working on a $5.6 million deal to perform the water shutoffs on residents

Jul 23 11:11

Obamacare Sting Operation Reveals Fake Insurance Applications Getting Approved

An undercover operation found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law’s enrollment system.

Jul 23 11:10

AS THE WAR EFFORT GROWS, SO DOES THE JEWISH OPPOSITION TO IT ~~ IN PHOTOS

They say .. “The little boys who were blown-up by the IDF while playing soccer on the beach were there to hide a missile launcher so their blood is really on Hamas’ hands.”

We say .. “Not another nickel, not another dime. No more money for Israel’s crimes” and “Jews stand with Gaza. End the occupation”.

Jul 23 11:10

YOU WANT A CEASEFIRE? ~~ HERE’S WHAT WE WANT

It’s all about justice for Gaza

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We call for a ceasefire only when negotiated conditions result in the following:

Freedom of movement of Palestinians in and out of the Gaza Strip.
Unlimited import and export of supplies and goods, including by land, sea and air.
Unrestricted use of the Gaza seaport.
Monitoring and enforcement of these agreements by a body appointed by the United Nations, with appropriate security measures.

Each of these expectations is taken for granted by most countries, and it is time for the Palestinians of Gaza to be accorded the human rights they deserve.

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All of this seems reasonable, and indeed these are rights we take for granted in our own nations.

Jul 23 11:09

IDENTIFYING WITH THE CHILD VICTIMS OF GAZA

There is a brand of Judaism that declares, “It happened to us, so it shouldn’t happen to us again.” This is what I see too much of right now. Yet I’m not giving up on the idea that suffering can create fair-mindedness and justice. My version of Judaism — shared by more and more Jews — goes like this: “it happened to us, so it should never happen to anyone, ever. Especially not at our hands.”

To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza, who only yearned to run around outside and be free. It will hurt tremendously, but it might free you, too.

Jul 23 10:57

The real inflation rate on US dollars: $50 for some chicken?!

The result is a 93% decline in the value of the dollar since World War II.

What cost $1 back then now costs at least $14 now.

During the Baby Boom of the 1950s, the average house cost less than $16,000. The average car, $1,480. And the average American made all of $2,700.

You know what else cost less? World War II itself. The Defense Department spent roughly $350 billion fighting one of the bloodiest wars in history.

That’s pocket change compared to the more than $1.1 trillion spent on the comparatively small wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Yet the US government’s ability to dominate the world financial system by controlling the US dollar allowed it all.

Jul 23 10:51

The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son

When my son, who has autism, was 4, he had such a titanic tantrum on the street in Providence, Rhode Island, where we lived, that I couldn’t control him. He started screaming, running into the street, hitting and biting me — and himself — in a panicked frenzy, and all I could do was sit on the curb and try to keep him reasonably safe. His high-pitched shrieks soon attracted a crowd, people openly staring with disapproval and commenting about how I couldn’t control my own child.

Jul 23 10:41

POLL: Darth Vader More Popular Than ALL 2016 Candidates

None of the 2016 hopefuls is polling higher than Darth Vader. You'll recall that Vader chopped off his son's arm and blew up an entire planet, but evidently in the eyes of the American public these are minor sins compared to Benghazi, Bridgegate and Gov. Rick Perry's hipster glasses. These numbers suggest that if "Star Wars" were real and Darth Vader decided to enter the 2016 presidential race, he'd be the immediate front-runner.

Jul 23 10:30

Net Neutrality Supporters Made History Last Week. Does Wheeler Care?

Net Neutrality supporters have filed a record-breaking number of comments on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to allow discrimination online.

The vast majority of the 1,067,779 comments slam that proposal — and urge the agency to protect real Net Neutrality.

But does Wheeler care what the public thinks?

Jul 23 10:30

Restaurant Owner: ‘Guns Are Welcome’ Signs Have Helped Boost Business

A restaurant owner has seen more customers frequent her business after she posted a “Guns are Welcome” sign on the front door of her family-friendly establishment.

Jul 23 10:27

Anti-drone activist’s 1-year sentence will not deter movement

Like most of her supporters in the courtroom, I was enraged when I heard N.Y. Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady-Flores to one year in jail on July 10. But a deep hope prevailed, which characterizes the local anti-drone movement in New York and is no small part of the impact we’ve had.

Jul 23 10:23

Woman Lets God Drive Car, God Immediately Runs Down Guy On Motorcycle

A woman who smashed into and ran over a motorcyclist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, told police that she had let God drive her car when she ran down 47-year-old Anthony Oliveri, leaving him with serious injuries — but “ecstatic to be alive.”

Jul 23 10:17

Right-wing professor: Raping Arab women is ‘the only thing that deters suicide bombers’

A professor and researcher for a right-wing Israeli think tank suggested in an interview earlier this month that raping Arab women was the only way to deter suicide bombers.

After Palestinians allegedly abducted and killed three Israeli teens in late June, Bar-Ilan University professor Dr. Mordechai Kedar spoke with a Hebrew-language radio show about what could be done to stop Hamas.

“I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do,” Kedar insisted. “I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped.”

“That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor.”

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To even make this suggestion indicates that this man is acutely mentally ill.

For an alleged academic to make such a case indicates that he has absolutely zero understanding of the human condition.

When people are marginalized, many times literally to the point of death, they get angry. When people are denied basic human rights, they get angry. When people see their children hauled off to jail, and physically and emotionally abused, in order to obtain "confessions" against family and friendds, they get angry. When they see friends and loved ones denied medical treatment, simply because they are Palestinians, they get angry. When they get evicted from housing where their families have lived for generations, and there is literally no place else to go, they get angry.

And when there is no place for redress, or a rational hearing of grievances, that anger boils over into violence.

As a Christian pacifist who abhors violence, I view Israel, in the 21st century, as a wretchedly xenophobic, self proclaimed theocracy, with nuclear weapons.

The continuing slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, an overwhelming majority of whom are civilians, is simply an ongoing expression of this mindset, and I am certain that Dr. Kedar rejoices, in his heart of hearts, upon hearing how many women and children the IDF have murdered, to date.

Jul 23 10:17

10 plagues that are hitting America right now

Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing a nightmarish combination of crippling drought, devastating wildfires, disastrous viruses, dying crops and superbugs that scientists don’t know how to kill.

Jul 23 10:15

Gaza crisis: UN votes to investigate possible war crimes - live updates Israeli minister replies, 'I have just two words: Get lost'

Inre: the UN decision to investigate war crimes, just announced:

"I have just two words about the UN Human Rights Council decision: Get lost." - @Tzipi_Livni
— Dan Williams (@DanWilliams) July 23, 2014

**and check out the 5.37 BST quotes... you'll fall off your chair.

Jul 23 10:11

Even WSJ agrees: GMOs threaten food security while offering no solution for India’s poor

The government of India appears to be slowly falling into the clutches of multinational chemical companies craftily pushing their own patented genetically modified (GM) crops as the solution to hunger and poverty, with a new bill set to deliver subsidized food made from these poisons to more than 800 million Indian people.

Jul 23 10:10

Sierra Leone's Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lethality of this particular strain is running at 56%.

Jul 23 10:09

Germany demands answers from Israel over family death

Germany has asked Israel for clarification on the deaths of seven members of a German-Palestinian family who died in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Monday.

Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Sawsan Chebli told a press conference Wednesday that it is in the country's "urgent interest that all facts are clarified."

He said that the ministry had talked with Israel's representatives, but declined to discuss content of the discussions.

"Everything should be done to avoid civilian casualties,” Chebli stressed.

Jul 23 10:08

Documents Emerge in Senate Hearing from William Broeksmit, Deutsche Exec Alleged to Have Hanged Himself in January

Anshu Jain, Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, was not having a good day yesterday. First the oath-taking, subpoena-issuing Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a detailed email to him from William Broeksmit, the 58-year old former Deutsche risk executive alleged to have hanged himself in his London home on January 26. By the end of the day, someone had leaked to the Wall Street Journal a deeply critical letter of Deutsche Bank from the New York Fed which said that “The size and breadth of errors strongly suggest that the firm’s entire U.S. regulatory reporting structure requires wide-ranging remedial action.”

Jul 23 10:08

Israel has told Gazans to seek safe shelter, but many say there is no such thing

Ordinary people in the Gaza Strip have been told by Israel they are being used as human shields by Hamas. Leaflets dropped from the sky and phone calls have warned them to flee the fighting immediately.

But many Gazans want to know: Flee where?

In the past two days, Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire have struck an evacuation shelter, cemeteries, a school, mosques and al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, where four people were killed. The border crossings to Egypt and Israel are closed to Palestinians.

Jul 23 10:07

‘Palestinians are Warsaw Ghetto prisoners of today’

In January 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto mounted one of the most heroic and courageous acts of resistance human history has ever seen.

In the face of overwhelming odds, against an advanced and brutal military power, they rose up with nothing more than small arms and an unquenchable human spirit burning in their hearts, choosing to die on their feet rather than go quietly to their doom.

They perished and thereby wrote a chapter in human history that has ensured they will forever remain immortal, rightly revered as an example of that which is most noble and good about the human condition.

Conversely, those responsible for leveling the ghetto by aerial bombardment, tanks, and fire wrote their own chapter – that of a brutal oppressor driven by racism and inhumanity to slaughter men, women, and children in the name of a poisonous ideology which justifies cruelty in service to a distorted worldview of racial purity and supremacy as the cornerstone of human progress.

Jul 23 10:06

This Palestinian Journalist Was Killed in an Ambulance on Sunday

Khaled Hamad, a 25-year-old Palestinian journalist and videographer, died Sunday inside an ambulance that was struck by an Israeli rocket as he documented the difficult and increasingly life-threatening work of paramedics in the Gaza Strip.

On Twitter, photos of Hamad’s corpse, wrapped in a white, blood-soaked sheet and still bearing a body armor vest with the word PRESS painted across it, are being shared by journalists and activists alike. One image shows Hamad’s father kneeling at his dead son’s feet, weeping.

Hamad’s boss at Continue TV, Alaa Alool, confirmed the journalist’s death Monday afternoon to the Committee to Protect Journalists. VICE reached him on Tuesday.

“Khaled was a wonderful person,” Alool told us. “It is very difficult to find someone with his tenderness, goodness and generosity.”

Hamad left behind a wife, a woman named Hala who is six-months pregnant with the couple’s first child.

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Israel is bombing ambulances.

Jul 23 10:06

Obama administration sending military advisers to Ukraine within weeks

?The United States is reportedly preparing to send a team of military advisers into Ukraine to assist with revamping forces there in the midst of the ongoing crisis between government-loyal troops and an anti-Kiev militia.

On Tuesday this week, the Washington Times reported that a spokesperson for the US Department of Defense confirmed plans to put Pentagon advisers in Ukraine.

Jul 23 10:06

Report: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Hid Behind Passenger Plane, Pulled Away and Dropped Bombs, and Then Hid Behind Plane Once Again

Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.

The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when it was shot down. Others claim that Ukrainian fighter jets were escorting the Malaysian plane through Ukrainian airspace.

However, a Youtube video made a month before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down alleges that Ukranian fighter jets were hiding behind passenger planes, pulling away temporarily, dropping bombs on Ukrainian separatists, and then hiding again behind the plane (minor corrections of spelling and punctuation):

Jul 23 10:03

Hamas Sieges Israel

On July 22, 2014 the USA and Europe stopped their flights to Israel. Following the Siege of Gaza and the destruction of the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Gaza by Israel, Hamas conceptually inverted the situation, closing the main access point to the Zionist dream.

In December 2001, during the Second Intifada, Israel bombed the radar in the Yasser Arafat International Airport, popularly known as Dahaniya. In the following month, the runway was destroyed by IDF bulldozers.

This was the first stage in the Siege of Gaza, which was enlarged to a sea blockade. The transfer of goods and people through the border crosses with Israel and Egypt is highly restricted.

Jul 23 10:01

Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion from Schools, Gives $1.3 Billion to Nissan

Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of “government living within its means,” is a farce. All austerity means is taking money away from public services, and giving it to private business. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways.

Jul 23 10:00

FLASHBACK JULY 4TH - Ukrainian forces win more ground in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are transported north-west from Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP /Dmitry Lovetsky)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More confirmation that the Kiev forces had deployed BUK missile launchers into the region of the MH17 shoot-down.

Jul 23 09:57

Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots

A new report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) provides a revealing if only partial look at the role of US government informants and agents in instigating and orchestrating fake terrorist plots in the years since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The 214-page report, produced in collaboration with Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, examines 27 major federal cases. It is based on more than 200 interviews with defendants, members of their families, defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, government officials, academics and others. There have been more than 500 terrorism-related cases in the past 13 years, and the conclusions of this report apply to many if not most of them.

Jul 23 09:53

ISIS gains highlight ‘aggressive’ use of water as weapon of war

Militants from ISIS now control or threaten key facilities on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, generating fears that the Al-Qaeda splinter group could turn off the taps to the Shiite south of Iraq, sparking a massive humanitarian crisis.Last month’s ISIS-led offensive across Iraq saw it overrun cities and battle for oil refineries as the national army melted away, but it has also been waging a war for water, trying to wrest control over rivers, dams and desalination plants in a bid to solidify its territorial gains.

Control of water is seen as key to the viability of the fledgling caliphate declared by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Without water, seasonal droughts cannot be managed, electricity cannot be generated, proper sanitation practices are near impossible and the local economy grinds to a virtual halt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Sunni rebels have been very savvy in terms their strategy of controlling both the oil and the water of the region.

And the US government appears clueless as to how to respond. When Baghdad falls (which it may well do), the US government will have lost Iraq twice, militarily, and once, economically, because with the fall of Baghdad, the US government will have no say as to who gets Iraq's oil, and in what international currency it will be sold.

Jul 23 09:52

'The children were screaming': Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza - video

Israel air strikes continued to pummel Gaza overnight. Shells turned the night sky orange as they exploded. One woman in the town of Khan Younis in southern Gaza claimed residents were given no warning before the missiles landed: 'The children were screaming,' she said. On Monday an Israeli tank shell hit the al-Aqsa hospital in the central Gaza Strip

Jul 23 09:51

Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror”

On the tenth anniversary of its original 9/11 Commission Report, the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (NCTAUUS) has released a new study, “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report”.

Jul 23 09:44

More rockets continue to penetrate Israel's Iron Dome

The Israeli regime’s US-funded missile system has once again proved quite permeable as more Palestinian rockets penetrate the Israeli skies without being intercepted by the so-called Iron Dome.

A volley of rockets fired on Tuesday by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas activated sirens in the cities of Ashdod, Eshkol, Beer Ganim, Be’er Sheva, Nitzan and Nitzanim.

Several people were reportedly injured as the projectiles caused fire in some cities upon impact.

Hamas has said it will step up its attacks on Israel, using new and more powerful missiles.

Jul 23 09:41

FAA Extends Israel Flight Ban

US flights to Israel will continue to be banned for another 24 hours amid security concerns, the FAA announced Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Bloomberg's stunt.

Jul 23 09:41

Kerry’s diplomacy aids Israeli bloodbath in Gaza

As Israel escalated its murderous attack on Gaza on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to promote an Egyptian ceasefire plan backed by Israel that amounts to a demand for abject surrender by Hamas.

Jul 23 09:38

President Vladimir Putin: “Scenarios” which “Destabilize the Existing World Order” and Threaten Russia’s Sovereignty

Vladimir Putin chaired a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin.

The discussion focussed on the maintenance of Russia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Jul 23 09:35

Mistress dubbed “Energizer” shows up meeting Bill moments after Hillary leaves, report says

Ronald Kessler, the man who also broke the Obama Secret Service hooker/cocaine story, has a new book titled The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents which is said to reveal much about Bill and Hillary

Jul 23 09:34

MASSIVE PRO GAZA RALLY OUTSIDE ISRAELI CONSULATE IN CHICAGO, IL

Jul 23 09:32

US intel officials: Russia created 'conditions' that led to plane downing

Senior intelligence officials said Tuesday Russia created the “conditions" that led to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine but stopped short of directly linking Moscow to the fatal missile strike.

The officials said-that anti Ukraine government forces, which are backed by Russia, likely fired the missile that took down Flight MH-17 last Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.

However, they made no direct link to Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If at first you don't succeed, lie lie again! -- Motto of the US Government.

Russia did not create the conditions that led too the plane's downing. That little coup last January that forced the elected government from Ukraine (with US and EU support) and replaced it with a Junta willing to make war on their own people created the conditions that led to the shoot down, and we are not ready to dismiss the likelihood that the shoot down of Flight 17 was the false-flag attack mentioned in leaked emails from the Kiev Junta last March as being needed to allow the United States to directly intervene in Eastern Ukraine.

This is probably why FOX News is not allowing comments on this article!

Jul 23 09:10

Photographs of a plane pieces indicating detonation.

A pieces of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week bears marks of small pieces of high-velocity shrapnel that apparently crippled the jet in flight. Riddled with these perforations and buffeted by a blast wave as it flew high above the conflict zone, the plane then most likely sheared apart..

Damage is consistent with the effects of a fragmentary warhead carried by an Buk missile system.

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Jul 23 09:05

Israeli Policies Towards the Palestinians Mirror Regimes of Apartheid in South Africa and Jim Crow in the U.S.

Black people have seen in the condition and treatment of the Palestinians a reflection of their own and recent statements by Black writers, scholars, artists, and activists have affirmed the history of Black solidarity with Palestine. Alice Walker, Robin D.G. Kelley, Angela Davis, Ferrari Sheppard, Teju Cole,dream hampton, Margaret Kimberley, Glen Ford, Kevin Alexander Gray, and others have all spoken to the sheer brutality meted out against the Palestinian people by the State of Israel.

Jul 23 08:58

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting
Posted by CNN Political Unit July 21st, 2014

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/21/cnn-poll-americans-cle...

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans say Israel’s military actions in
Gaza are justified, with only four in 10 saying that Israel has used too
much force, according to a new national poll.

But a CNN/ORC International survey conducted Friday through Sunday also
indicates that favorable opinions of Israel have edged down since earlier
this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For propaganda to work, it must be believable and this claim that the majority of Americans support Israel does not match with conversations I have had around here, especially coming from a news organization with a noticeable pro-Israel slant. Plus, one of Edward Snowden's recent revelations is that NSA routinely tampers with these online polls. So let's double check that claim of US supprt for Israel. (See next down)

Jul 23 08:58

In the current conflict between Israel and Gaza, I side with

Israel
2% (33 votes)
Gaza
98% (1567 votes)
Total votes: 1600
Jul 23 08:55

Boycott Israel Campaign

The boycott of Israeli products and companies supporting Israel is a peaceful means of putting international pressure on apartheid Israel and follows in the footsteps of the successful boycott against South African apartheid. Help end Palestinian suffering by boycotting Israel today!

Jul 23 08:51

Apple engineered surveillance back door into 600 million iPhones

A highly skilled hacker who presented at the recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York has dropped a massive bomb on the state of smartphone privacy. Jonathan Zdziarski, an active member in the iPhone development community who helped work on many early iOS "jailbreak" iterations, says Apple has deliberately engineered back door surveillance systems into the iPhone, allowing both the company and the government easy access to users' personal data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooh, big shockeroonie that one!

NSA has back-doored EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OUT THERE!

Once they start adding back doors, there is no way they would ever allow any one platform to remain private out of concern that this would be the platform of choice for people wishing to remain private.

Yes, it is a fine accomplishment that NerveGas found and identified the back-door and con firmed once again what we already knew abut a government violating the Bill of Rights and large corporations going along with this crime. And maybe this will shake up those few remaining Americans still desperately clinging to an image of benevolent and respectful government, but for those of us who have been watching the invasion of our privacy since the days of ECHELON, this comes as no surprise.

As we proved with our year-long series of NSA code challenges, real criminals and terrorists (not to mention foreign governments) can create encryption systems the NSA cannot break. So this massive spy system is all about keeping watch on YOU, the law-abiding American citizen, to make sure you are not thinking those double-plus ungood thoughts, to steal your business secrets, and to watch your wives and daughters walk around naked in front of their webcams!

That the smart phones are all compromised has been known all along and led to privacy products such as Privacy Case.



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Jul 23 08:50

PrivacyCase - The Original Privacy Case For Your Cell Phone.

Stories of cell phone spying, tracking, stalking, and eavesdropping fill the airwaves and the internet, leaving users of these devices increasingly concerned about the security of their confidential data, geo-location (GPS), and voice communications. Criminals can compromise your phone even when you think your phone is turned off by utilizing back doors originally built into your wireless devices for law enforcement use.

Until now, there was no reliable method to defend against these intrusions. The "PrivacyCase” stops them immediately by allowing you to control when and where your device is accessed. Our electronically shielded protective case was designed to provide users of wireless devices with a method to counteract the attempted hijacking of communications data & geo-location transmissions while preventing the device from being used to eavesdrop on the activities of the user.

Jul 23 08:31

BEX ALERT - For second time, rockets found at UN school in Gaza

For the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the body said.

“Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,” the organization said in a statement issued Tuesday. “As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two other UNRWA schools that currently each accommodate 1,500 internally displaced persons.”

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Israel came under criticism for bombing a UN school in which Gazans had fled in response to leaflets dropped by Israel warning that their homes were about to be bombed. Israel responded to the criticism by claiming that HAMAS hides rockets in the UN schools, which drew global skepticism. So magically, just when Israel needs it, some rockets are found, not in the schools filled with refugees Israel has been bombing, but an abandoned school nearby!

Keep in mind that the rockets HAMAS uses are hand-made and cannot be traced to a particular source, and there are known agents provocateurs in Gaza who make and fire rockets into empty lots in Israel to allow Israel to carry out more attacks. This "discovery" is just too cute to be believed.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war." -- Motto of the Mossad

Jul 23 08:25

The Privatizing of Prisons

I'm seeing a disturbing trend in how our prisons are run in America these days. Our nation has more people in prisons than anywhere else in the world. More than Russia or China. Think about that. Land of the free? Not for some time. 96% of cases include pleas. Translated, that means that rather than take a chance of going to trial before a jury, most offenders will plead guilty to a lesser charge. A win/win situation unless you aren’t guilty. But their underpaid and overworked public defenders will convince them this is in their best interest. The police get to consider that a closed case. The judges add another feather to their hat and now, private prisons are the bottom feeders in this equation.

Jul 23 08:24

Telegenically Dead: Israel’s Crumbling Media War

Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shuja’iyeh, Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He added that for Hamas: “The more the dead, the better.” Even while Netanyahu followed the propaganda script, which is to first show sympathy and express remorse, by reducing dead Palestinians to a photo-op he showed how his own mind works.

There is a standard script for how to deal with Palestinian casualties. After Israel killed four boys on the Gaza beach on July 16th, the US establishment media fell in line behind Israel’s PR framework: acknowledge the tragedy but blame Hamas. This is exactly what Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev said on Channel 4 News when grilled by the anchor Jon Snow. It is also how the US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded using the same word-for-word talking points.

Jul 23 08:23

Israel Rejects Bedouin Families' Bomb Shelter Request

Yesterday, Israel's high court ruled that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to its Bedouin citizens, following an incident in which a Bedouin man was killed and his family injured, by a rocket which hit his encampment on Saturday, in the Negev Desert.

Jul 23 08:23

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Flight ban into Israel 'an undeserved victory for Hamas,' boards El Al flight to show it's safe

The billionaire said he was showing solidarity with the Israeli people by flying into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and asked the FAA and European nations to lift the ban on flights to the airport immediately. The ban was enacted after a mortar landed near the airport and last week's Malaysian air disaster in the Ukraine.

Jul 23 08:22

House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations

House Republicans will call Wednesday for decisive action to end the border crisis, proposing a deployment of National Guard troops and accelerated deportation hearings for unaccompanied children inundating the U.S., said a Capitol Hill aide familiar with the plan.

Jul 23 08:19

ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?

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Jul 23 08:16

Gaza: Medics caught in murderous crossfire


One Gaza child is killed every two hours.

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Jul 23 08:10

UN Security Council considers Gaza ceasefire resolution

Jordan circulated to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Hamas-dominated coastal enclave.

It welcomes an Egyptian-led bid to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants and "condemns all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism," according to a draft obtained by Reuters.

A similar resolution was adopted by the 15-member Security Council in 2009, with 14 votes in favor. The United States, a close ally of Israel, abstained because Washington first wanted to see the outcome of Egyptian mediation efforts at the time.

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Jul 23 08:01

CARAMA Gaza Protest - Phoenix

CARAMA
The coalition of Arabs and Muslims in America
Phoenix Chapter

Please distribute widely

Protest for Gaza
Join our upcoming protest to show solidarity with the victims of current Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip

Friday, July 25 2014
The corner of Mill Ave & University
Tempe, AZ
5:30pm

Jul 23 08:00

UN human rights chief: Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza

Despite Israeli lobbying, Palestinians have managed to call for a vote on Wednesday on severe condemnation of IDF operation in Gaza.

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"Veto! Veto! Oh yes, Veto! Vetovetoveto! VETO!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 23 07:55

John Oliver: We’re happy to ignore it because it’s so easy not to care about prisoners

The US has over two million people in prison or jail, which is nearly one in every one hundred adults. In case its unclear to you how utterly screwed up that is, think about the fact that we actually incarcerate more people than China. Draconian drug laws, mandatory minimums and plain old racism all play a role in this crisis., but there seems to be little political will behind doing anything about it. John Oliver gave an excellent summary of the issue on Last Week Tonight.

Jul 23 07:44

RT stringer among 4 people taken hostage in besieged Ukraine’s Donetsk – report

RT’s contributor, UK journalist Graham Phillips is among four people taken hostage by Ukrainian troops, ANNA news agency reports. Phillips has been missing since he went to Donetsk airport on his own while a firefight was taking place.

The other three people in the group are reportedly ANNA news agency’s cameraman, an employee of the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, and possibly an acquaintance of Phillips, who accompanied the journalist to the airport.

“Our cameraman, Vadim, was working in the epicenter of the fighting, RT’s stringer was next to him,” ANNA news agency reported.

The agency cites anonymous sources, saying the group of four was taken hostage by Ukrainian troops.

Jul 23 07:43

Journalist attacked by ‘angry Israeli’ during live report on Gaza (VIDEO)

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At the :29 mark.

Jul 23 07:43

Netanyahu’s Wikipedia Page Replaced With Palestinian Flag

In a sign of the information war taking place alongside the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the biographical information on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Wikipedia page was briefly replaced with a large image of a Palestinian flag Tuesday afternoon.

Jul 23 07:42

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point. “Greatest Threat to Humanity”. Time To End It

The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire.

This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and [how] it is failing to work for most Americans as well as most people of the world.

The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, and 6% see China.

This should not come as a surprise since, as this map shows, much of the world has been bombed, had their democratically chosen government overthrown and has been occupied by the United States.

Jul 23 07:41

Fact: The U.S. has No Proof of MH17 shoot-down and relied on Social Media

QUESTION: How is it exactly that you know that it was fired from Russian – I mean, from separatist-held territory?

MS. HARF: Well, we have a great deal of information that the Secretary laid out yesterday, and I can go back through some of it today. But we do know first that Russian-backed separatists were in possession of an SA-11 system as early as Monday, July 14th. This is from intercepts of separatist communications posted on YouTube by the Ukrainian Government.

QUESTION: Well, is there anything – okay, is there anything other – because there’s other --
MS. HARF: I can keep going if – or you want to jump in.

QUESTION: Well, is there stuff that’s other than social media that you’re talking --
MS. HARF: Yes, absolutely. There is.

QUESTION: Okay. So what is it that’s other than social media?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were pointing out the flaws in the Obamacare website (and Obamacare itself).

Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were posting pictures of record snow and ice even as the government kept insisting that carbon taxes were the only way to save the Earth from Human-Caused Global Warming.

Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were demonstrating (using the government's own numbers) that the official unemployment figures are a total sham.

Only NOW is the US Government saying that social media is a reliable source of information!

Thanks for the compliment, Ms. Harf!

Jul 23 07:35

The Stealing Of America By The Cops, The Courts, The Corporations And Congress

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom Clancy Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, fines, regulations, tariffs, tickets, permits, surcharges, tolls, asset forfeitures, foreclosures, etc.—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft. What Americans don’t seem to comprehend is that if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, without your having much say about it, you have no true rights. You’re nothing more than a serf or a slave.

Jul 23 07:33

When Twitter Word Order Goes Badly Wrong

AP wasn't hacked this time, but the following tweet shows why when constrained by 140 characters, one should be particularly careful with word order.

BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.

— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014

Leading promptly to this:

CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven.

— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014

Jul 23 07:29

Israel’s Iron Dome Isn’t Working: A Weapons Expert’s Warning

Hamas warheads aren’t easy to blow up in midair. The explosive used—TNT—is fairly inert and encased in a thick steel tube. The Tamir interceptors are supposed to blow up when they get close to the rockets and shred them with small steel rods. But the rods spray in all directions, so most don’t even touch the rocket. Many of those that hit may deflect off. The rods don’t have much chance if the timing or direction of the interceptor is even slightly off, according to Lloyd’s calculations.

If Iron Dome isn’t effective, then why have so few Israelis died from rocket fire? Both Lloyd and Postol attribute that mainly to the low firepower of the rockets and to Israel’s excellent early-warning system and network of shelters.

Jul 23 07:28

Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

The move from the former mayor of New York, a city of eight million with the largest Jewish population in the US, puts him at odds with the US government that backed the ban to protect US citizens from possible Hamas rocket attacks.

Jul 23 07:28

Obama Quietly Passed Housing Rule To Force Cities To Accept Illegal Migrant Border Criminals

Obama is counting on the apathy of American citizens to complete his plan to collapse nation

The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Jul 23 07:26

New infographic & facts to share as Gaza death toll continues to rise

As the death toll in Gaza continues to rise, we hope you are continuing to contact your Congress people and Senators, asking them to demand that Israel stop its slaughter in Gaza.

We've created a powerful infographic you can share with your friends and family that demonstrates two crucial facts:

1) That the violence in the region began BEFORE three Israelis were abducted on killed on June 12, and

2) That Israel has been killing a shockingly disproportionate number of civilians with its bombs in comparison to Hamas' rockets, both in the current assault and over the last decade.

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Jul 23 07:25

PAUL B. FARRELL: Great Crash Of 2016, Third $10 Trillion Loss This Century, Greenspan’s ‘Black Box’ Syndrome Now Handicaps Yellen

Sometime after the Great Crash of 2016, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will be testifying before Congress, just like Alan Greenspan was forced to do in 2008. She will be explaining why America has already had three megacrashes in the 21st Century, each draining roughly $10 trillion, each a direct result of Federal Reserve policy failures. She will be forced to explain why the Great Crash of 2016 was a clone of the bank credit crash of 2008 and the 2000 excesses.

Jul 23 07:24

Video: If our politicians were honest…

Meet Gil Fulbright. Or is that Phil Gulbright. Or Phillip MaMouf-Wifarts...

"So come November, the choice is clear: do you want another spineless mouthpiece for special interests and lobbyists...or a spineless mouthpiece for special interests and lobbyists?"

Jul 23 07:23

Brain-Eating Amoebas: What You Need to Know

It sounds like the stuff of horror films, nightmares, or scary bedtime stories.

Unfortunately, Naegleria fowleri - more commonly known as “brain-eating amoeba” – is very real.

The amoeba lurks in warm freshwater lakes, rivers, and hot springs, and makes its way into the body via the nose when people go swimming or diving. According to the CDC, in very rare instances, Naegleria infections may also occur when contaminated water from other sources (such as inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water or heated and contaminated tap water) enters the nose.

Jul 23 07:21

HUG A TERRORIST

Jul 23 07:15

Stick it to the Man With Five More Cool Technologies

As we find ourselves being hurled into this strange future, technology has proven to be a rather fickle beast. Any given technology will serve anyone, good or evil, and without any discrimination. Fortunately, the latest advances in technology have had a very decentralizing effect. Powerful tech is no longer just in the hands of the elite, but is rushing head long into the hands of every day enterprising individuals. Though it may not look like it if you read today's headlines, the power of the individual is growing a little more over the machinations of central control (governments, corporations, etc) every day, and our inventions are leading the way towards a more liberated future. Below are 5 new technologies that are (or soon will be) making the elites cringe.

Jul 23 07:10

Time to send the CDC to the IRS

Where are the Centers for Disease Control and their QUARANTINE! tape when you need them the most. The reason? Well, there’s a wild virus afoot at the IRS and it’s killing off computers at an unprecedented rate.

First, it was Lois Lerner’s computer. Then it was the IRS’ email servers. Then it was the email backup tapes.

And today!! Well, it’s still running rampant.

Jul 23 06:59

Possible Epidemic? The Chikungunya Virus Is Starting To Spread In America

Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus. That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”.

Jul 23 06:56

A chessboard drenched in blood

The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. By now, Russian intel may have already mastered the key facts. Washington’s predictable modus operandi was to shoot from the hip, igniting and in theory winning the spin war, and doubling down by releasing the proverbial army of “top officials” brimming with social media evidence. Moscow will take time to build a meticulous case, and only then lay it out in detail.

The Big Picture spells out the Empire of Chaos elites as extremely uneasy. Take Dr Zbigniew “The Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski, who as a former foreign policy mentor has the ears of the increasingly dejected White House paperboy. Dr Zbig was on CNN this Sunday challenging Europe’s leaders to “stand up to Putin”. He wonders if “Europe wants to become a satellite” and worries about “a moment of decisive significance for the future of the system – of the world system”.

Jul 23 06:52

Guilt By Insinuation. How American propaganda works.

As there are a number of possible explanations, let’s keep open minds and resist Washington’s propaganda until facts and evidence are in. In the very least Washington is guilty of using the incident to blame Russia in advance of the evidence. All Washington has shown us so far are accusations and insinuations. If that is all Washington continues to show us, we will know where the blame resides.
Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner?

Jul 23 06:49

What are You Trying to Hide, Mr Obama?

So far, Putin’s appeal for safe passage for investigators has been wilfully ignored by the Kiev regime, which has if anything stepped up its violence in the region since the air crash. And Western leaders are giving full cover to the Kiev regime by perversely laying the blame on Russia and the self-defense militias in Donetsk, accusing both of obstructing recovery and a crash probe.

To paraphrase Obama: «What is the Kiev regime and its Western sponsors trying to hide?»

Jul 23 06:08

Investigators obtain ObamaCare coverage, subsidies using fake identities

Undercover government investigators were able to obtain thousands of dollars in taxpayer subsidies under ObamaCare using fake identities, according to findings being presented to Congress on Wednesday.

The probe by the Government Accountability Office has raised fresh concerns about the ability of the sprawling health care program to prevent or intercept costly fraud schemes. In the case of the GAO investigation, 11 out of 12 applications submitted using "fictitious identities" were accepted, resulting in subsidized health coverage.

"For each of our 11 approved applications, we paid the required premiums to put policies into force, and are continuing to pay the premiums. For the 11 applications that were approved for coverage, we obtained the advance premium tax credit in all cases," the report said.

According to the GAO, the total amount for these credits was $2,500 monthly, adding up to $30,000 a year.

Jul 23 06:04

Jim Willie - When You Factor Inflation In Properly . . .We Got a Monster Recession of -6% or -7% Right Now

The so-called "recovery" the mainstream media has been harping on for years is a lie, according to the Editor of The Hat Trick Letter, Jim Willie. He proclaims, "I believe the U.S. has gone into a recession that it is not going to get out of until the dollar is gone. When you factor inflation in properly . . . we got a monster recession of -6% or -7% right now. I don't think it will get better until the dollar is disposed of. So, we're entering the final phase of the dollar."

Jul 23 06:00

Another FBI Lab Victim Is Found Innocent and Freed

On July 21, 2014, more than twenty years after a FBI whistleblower came forward to report serious problems at the FBI Lab that could impact thousands of cases, another FBI Lab scandal victim was found innocent and freed by the D.C. Superior Court.

Kevin Martin, age 50, spent 26 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. He pleaded guilty to rape and murder under an Alford Plea (pleading guilty acknowledging the government has evidence of guilt but maintaining one’s innocence). He did so only after his attorney was shown hair evidence that the FBI Lab had examined and claimed Martin’s hair matched a hair from the crime scene. DNA testing has now proven the FBI’s claim to be false, resulting in Mr. Martin’s release and exoneration.

Jul 23 05:56

Why Israel Needs Anti-Semitism

Last July 12, Jewish Defense League (JDL) militants provoked some participants in a Paris protest demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza into violent clashes in front of a synagogue in the rue de la Roquette. The JDL militants were protected by police, whereas several pro-Palestinian demonstrators were arrested. The incident was loudly denounced by influential pro-Israel Jewish leaders as an act of French anti-Semitism.

It was no accident that this incident was falsely attributed to anti-Semitism.

It was no accident that Jeffrey Goldberg characterized the violence as “Jews Trapped by Rioters in Paris Synagogue” and questioned whether or not the incident was a cause for migration.

It was no accident that Avi Mayer of the Jewish Agency of Israel described the incident as an “anti-Semitic riot, which masqueraded as an anti-Israel rally.”

Jul 23 05:50

Fact-Free Zone (MH 17)

When trying to catch a criminal, a standard method is to look at means, motive and opportunity. Was the criminal physically capable of committing the act? Did the criminal have a good reason for committing it? Did the criminal get a chance to do it? One more criterion is often quite helpful: does the crime fit the perpetrator's known modus operandi? Let's give this method a try.

Jul 23 05:27

IRS employee charged with identity theft

A former IRS employee in Central California was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing the identities of her co-workers and opening credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees with friends, federal prosecutors said.

Viririana Hernandez, a 30-year-old Fresno County woman, and three of her friends stole $1.2 million from 160 people, many IRS employees, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said. In a 15-page indictment, prosecutors say the four bought home goods, jewelry and clothes. They created credit cards under others' names and bought gift cards to continue their crimes without detection, prosecutors said.

An attorney representing Hernandez could not immediately be reached.

A grand jury indicted the four Fresno County residents on 23 counts, charging them with conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The others named in court papers are Roberto Martinez, 33; Lilliana Gonzalez, 32; and Daniel Miranda, 25.

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