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April 18, 2014

Apr 18 13:42

Landmark case sees Pirate Bay user hit with 5-year sentence

A man who uploaded a single movie to The Pirate Bay kickstarting South Africa’s first online piracy case has been sentenced today

Apr 18 13:40

Kremlin calls on West not to treat Russia as naughty schoolchild

Kremlin called the position of the West on Ukraine a “hypocrisy fair”.

Apr 18 13:35

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US

United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

One week earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the Obama administration was opposed to Iran’s request to have Hamid Aboutalebi serve as the Islamic Republic’s ambassador to the UN.

Apr 18 13:33

Dear NATO: Are You Lying about Russia or Simply Incompetent?

On 14 April 2014 NATO issued a “fact sheet” titled, “Russia’s Accusations – setting the record straight.” In the course of setting the record straight, the NATO fact sheet made the following false assertion: “Russian officials claim that US and German officials promised in 1990 that NATO would not expand into Eastern and Central Europe, build military infrastructure near Russia’s borders or permanently deploy troops there.”

Apr 18 13:32

Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.

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"OH THE HORROR! OH THE HORROR! This cannot be allowed to stand!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 13:06

BIS: The most powerful bank in the world announces crash

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) sees the current situation on the financial markets as worse than before the Lehman bankruptcy. The warning of the BIS could be the reason why the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to continue indefinitely to print money: Central banks have lost control of the debt-flood and give up.

The decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue indefinitely to print money might have come from "orders from above".
Apparently, it dawns on the central banks that the situation is extremely critical.

Apr 18 13:05

37% of Voters Fear the Federal Government

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not, but another 17% are not sure.

Perhaps in part that’s because 54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Just 22% see the government as a protector of individual rights, and that’s down from 30% last November. Slightly more (24%) are now undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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"We need to get 100% of the slaves to be afraid of us!" -- Harry Reed

Apr 18 13:03

Advice to Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

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Apr 18 12:49

Today's GMO Propaganda Message Brought to You by Your Friendly Neighborhood Wegmans

We can all breathe a sigh of relief about that whole GMO thing. Wegmans, vendor of aisle after aisle of artificial food-like substances, has debunked the terrifying myth we were so worried about. Silly us - this warm, comforting letter from Senior Vice President Mary Ellen Burris puts it all into perspective.

Apr 18 12:48

Dollar dying; multi-polar world in offing

One of the unintended consequences of their stupidity is the fact that because of the foolish US decision to impose economic sanctions on Russia over Crimea’s annexation, Washington has forced Moscow to react by selling Gazprom bonds not in the dollar market but rather in the fast-emerging Chinese Yuan. The US has just shot itself in the foot.

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"The dollar is no longer the global currency?!? That means we actually have to make quality products that other nations will buy. We actually have to grow healthy food for export! I don;t know how to do that shit. We're SCREWED!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 12:44

The Corruption of Mainstream Media

First the good news: The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was not only the best covered of its awards this year, but it recognized a series of disclosures that made many media outlets nervous, if not adversarial – the publication of National Security Agency secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.

Apr 18 12:33

Gunmen storm South Sudan UN base killing 20

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said.

Apr 18 12:31

Vaccine Failure -- Over 1000 Got Mumps in NY in Last Six Months

The boy had been fully vaccinated against the mumps, as had 77 percent of the patients in New Jersey. The vaccine is not 100 percent effective, according to the CDC.

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If 77% of the Mumps patients got Mumps, they got it FROM the vaccine!

Apr 18 12:29

Hyper-Surveillance State Won't Prevent Another Boston Marathon Bombing

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the ACLU's Kade Crockford questions whether the surveillance practices of law enforcement and an increasingly militarized police force will prevent terrorism.

Apr 18 12:19

Measles Witch Hunt: Anti-Vax Parents Burned at the Propaganda Stake

Stories about measles outbreaks in New York, California, and Texas have been in the news lately, complete with fear-inducing headlines and pro-vaccine propaganda.

Naturally, those who choose to opt out of vaccinations tend to be blamed for outbreaks.

Vaccine proponents will claim that the measles immunization is to thank for the lack of deaths from the disease in the United States. But is that accurate?

Apr 18 11:54

US dollar dying as tensions over Ukraine heat up

The US dollar is losing its dominance on global trade amid spiraling tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, says an analyst.

Apr 18 11:47

Bundy Ranch Standoff, exclusive video report by Michael Flynn

Apr 18 11:43

Revolutionary Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies Aged 87

The worlds of literature and revolutionary politics joined yesterday in tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died at his Mexico City home on Thursday.

One of the most influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s contradictions to life and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of daily life that made the extraordinary seem almost routine.

Apr 18 11:35

War Is Good for Us, Dumb New Book Claims

Ian Morris has stuck his dog's ear in his mouth, snapped a selfie, and proclaimed "Man Bites Dog." His new book War: What Is It Good For? Conflict and Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots is intended to prove that war is good for children and other living things. It actually proves that defenders of war are growing desperate for arguments.

Apr 18 11:34

More Propaganda: Fake Leaflets Telling Jews to Register or be Deported

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

The leaflets making international news yesterday for claiming that the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk, Ukraine were requiring Jews to register with the new “People’s Republic of Donetsk” or be deported are now largely accepted as having been fake.

Earlier this week, Jews exiting a synagogue were handed leaflets by men wearing balaclavas and Russian flags informing them that they were required to register themselves and a list of their property as well as pay a registration fee or they would face deportation, have their citizenship revoked, or have their belongings confiscated...

Apr 18 11:31

Money and Income Inequality - Why the Fight Must be Broadened

Rob Urie
RINF Alternative News

Part of the challenge of addressing political economy is the different realms that economic and philosophical discourse exist in. Western (capitalist) economics can be informed by history but it can’t accommodate it. This can be seen in response to French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century.’ The effort, nay contrived ‘necessity,’ of quantifying income distribution across history, as Piketty has done, places it at the center of what could in different terms leave it as bit player, as artifact rather than base discursive fact. This isn’t to argue that income distribution isn’t ‘important.’

Apr 18 11:15

Pro-Russian Activists Refuse To Leave Occupied Buildings

Pro-Russian activists who have occupied government buildings in over 10 Ukrainian cities said today they would not leave until the unelected Kiev government resigns.

Denis Pushilin of the Donetsk People’s Republic organisation told reporters that the activists did not recognise the Ukrainian government as legitimate.

Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US agreed on Thursday that paramilitary groups in Ukraine should leave official buildings.

Apr 18 11:13

Girls only! Ukraine imposes travel restrictions on Russian men

Russian men aged 16 to 60 entering Ukraine without their families will only be allowed in if they have close relatives or an invitation, according to Ukrainian officials. Previously, all Russians could travel to Ukraine with just their internal IDs.

Apr 18 11:11

Female Russian journo beaten while covering chaotic base siege in Ukraine

More than ten thousand Russians have already been denied entry to Ukraine recently - including dozens of journalists covering the crisis. Two Russian journalists say they were detained and beaten by Ukrainian troops in the aftermath of protesters' attempts to seize a military base in the southern city of Mariupol.

Apr 18 11:10

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

AP Chief Medical Writer= The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain â?? evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

Apr 18 11:01

BEX ALERT - Glenn Beck tries to link Muslims to Boston Marathon bombing!

For The Record: Exposing the radical mosque tied to Boston Marathon bombers

Apr 18 11:00

LOOK ! Proof That Craft or Blackwater Agents did the Boston Marathon Bombing Event !

Apr 18 10:57

Court documents: Fast and Furious guns flown back into Texas and New Mexico

Remember the mountain of lies we have heard from the Obama administration, specifically Attorney General Eric Holder, regarding Operation Fast and Furious?

Apr 18 10:56

Europe understands there is no backtracking on Crimea according to Russia's ambassador to the EU

Europe is fully aware that there is no and there will be no backtracking on Crimea, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday.

Apr 18 10:53

Prelude to Economic Disaster: Billionaire Liquidates All Real Estate Ahead of Crash

Something is amiss, and the fact that no one in the mainstream, which is where tens of millions of Americans get their “facts,” is really talking about it should be a blaring alarm.

Apr 18 10:45

Judge Won't Let Boston Bomb Suspect See Evidence on Brother's Recruitment by the FBI

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, seeking to spare him from the death penalty, lost a bid to force the U.S. to turn over evidence that may show his older brother radicalized him and led the attack.

The request for material about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout after the bombing, was denied yesterday in Boston by U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr., who didn’t elaborate on the decision handed down just days after the one-year anniversary of the terror attack.

Apr 18 10:44

The BLM is a Property Manager, Not Our Landlord

The tens of millions of acres controlled the Federal government contain a vast amount of natural and minerals resources that the people of Nevada are unable to access as long as the Bureau of Land Management continues to control the natural resources that belong to the people living in Nevada.

The rules and regulations of agencies such as the EPA and the BLM are not laws. Congress is the only body authorized by the Constitution to make laws. We are expected to obey the laws or statutes passed by Congress that are Constitutional, but are not required to comply with rules, regulations, codes and ordinances that violate the Constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government is stealing OUR land to pledge as collateral on THEIR borrowing. This is like me taking out a mortgage using your house as collateral then letting you lose your house when I decide not to repay the loan.

It is time to take back OUR nation from the unconstitutional and hence illegitimate government and the crooks therein such as Harry Reid.

Apr 18 10:41

Mysterious American plane lands in Iran, no one knows (or will say) why

President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.

Apr 18 10:36

Strike Back: Support Your Local Community Agriculture & Defund Big Agra

One way to fight the power of Big Agra and, in turn, fight for issues you care about – like, perhaps, promoting Organic food, avoiding pesticides and GMOs, or promoting the local economy – is to support your local farmer. (video)

Apr 18 10:29

Obviously No Teleprompter was Available as Bumbling Obama all but 'Calls Out' Putin

Even though an agreement has been reached in Geneva regarding a de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, Obama is once again messing things up by attempting to speak without a script.

As well as the "I'll believe it when I see it" comment broadcast by the BBC, he has all but called out Putin with his comments of the superior military might of the USA.

Apr 18 10:28

East Ukraine Jew Registration Tale Reeks of CIA Psyop

In a rapidly spreading sensationalist story about the evils of the pro-Russian (translation: anti-austerity) opposition in East Ukraine a particularly lurid piece of vile propaganda has been launched into the US state-corporate media echo chamber. There has been an amazing discovery of leaflets distributed in Donetsk requiring all Jews over the age of 16 to register with the authorities, the culprit behind this obvious false flag operation is the vaunted bastion of dumbed down American journalism USA Today - which is written at about a seventh grade reading level. For those who have a functional memory this is an exact duplicate of that 2006 hoax that there was a new law in Iran requiring Jews to wear a yellow badge in Iran, a massive neocon promulgated lie that was nearly immediately retracted.

Apr 18 10:27

Oath Keepers from Across the Country Pour into Nevada

Despite the fact that Senator Harry Reid has called these Patriots "domestic terrorists", the militia members and Oath Keepers there to support Cliven Bundy have peacefully assembled in Bunkerville, Nevada for more than a week to protect the rancher from armed federal land grabbers. Although the BLM has allegedly backed off citing "safety concerns," the surly Senator Reid (who has incidentally been busted with his hand in the $5 million solar power cookie jar) commented, “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Because of statements like Reid's, a request was made by Oath Keeper's founder Stewart Rhodes for reinforcements. (video)

Apr 18 10:21

Deflating the American bully, the world raises its fists

Excellent quote from the only undefeated heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano!
49 wins 43 knockouts NO DEFEATS!

"Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano.

Bullies historically, nationally, and American have all suffered from an arrogance born from remaining unchallenged after vanquishing weaker foes. Flush with the illusion of invincibility the world-wide bully, America, has reaped its terror on scores of the world's countries and their citizens. What all bullies fear most is a challenger.

Apr 18 10:16

Medical misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans a year – study

Around one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a US emergency room or community health clinic receives a misguided diagnosis, a new study found, estimating that 12 million Americans a year are affected by erroneous medical conclusions.

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That happened to me last February. The first doctor I saw said that all I had was an upper respiratory infection and sent me home with recommendations to buy some over-the-counter medications. Two days later I was in the ER with mycoplasma pneumonia and wound up with a ten day hospital stay, which might have been considerably less had the first doctor know what he was doing.

Apr 18 10:13

James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country' - Guardian

Dr James Elmer Mitchell has been called a war criminal and a torturer. He has been the subject of an ethics complaint, and his methods have been criticized in reports by two congressional committees and by the CIA's internal watchdog.

But the retired air force psychologist insists he is not the monster many have portrayed him to be.

"The narrative that's out there is, I walked up to the gate of the CIA, knocked on the door and said: 'Let me in, I want to torture people, and I can show you how to do it.' Or someone put out an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Wanted: psychologist who is willing to design torture program.' It's a lot more complicated than that," Mitchell told the Guardian in his first public comments since he was linked to the CIA's enhanced interrogation program seven years ago.

Apr 18 10:06

Ukrainian Offensive Falters

Western media headlined it. The New York Times said “Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to a Halt.” Things “unraveled in disarray.”

An “entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles…surrendered or pull(ed) back…It was a glaring humiliation for the new government in Kiev. (Events) underscored (its) weakness.”

The Wall Street Journal said “Ukraine’s Efforts to Regain Control of East Sputter.” Locals “halted army columns.”

Apr 18 10:04

Pictures Don’t Lie: Refuting #there_was_no_Palestine

Join the twitter meme #there_was_no_Palestine, to which people are contributing visual evidence of Palestine. If what is being alleged is that there was no nation-state called Palestine, at least before the League of Nations created one, that is banal. There were no nation-states until the 19th century. There were no nation-states until the 19th century. There was no “Italy” before 1860. Venice was Austrian, Genoa French. There was no “Germany” before 1870. Lots of small principalities, some of them under other rule or influence. Continue reading -->

Apr 18 09:59

Putin Speaks

On April 17, Putin held his annual televised Q & A session. He did it with ordinary Russians nationwide. He did it for the 12th time. Doing so connects with them.

He responded to questions forthrightly. Most concerned Ukraine and Crimea. He covered lots of ground.

Trust lost is hard to regain, he said. It’s been “undermined to a great degree, but why is this happening?

Apr 18 09:57

Four-Party Agreement on Ukraine

On April 17, Russian, US, EU and Ukrainian foreign ministers met in Geneva. Discussion focused on deescalating Ukrainian crisis conditions.

A joint document was agreed on. It's not worth the paper it's written on. Washington's word isn't its bond. Its history reflects one broken promise after another.

Don't expect this time to be different. Ukraine's crisis may escalate. Perhaps the worst of all possible outcomes will follow. The fullness of time will tell.

Apr 18 09:56

Fed Has Lost Control?

Apr 18 09:49

USAID Top Scientist: "For the first time food production will be limited on a global scale"

Jeffrey Green
Activist Post

The U.S. Agency for International Development is a government body in charge of taking taxpayer dollars and doling it out to foreign projects that will theoretically bring humanitarian aid to struggling regions. No matter what one might think about the nobility of such a mission, the agency has been much maligned for its decades-long mismanagement and outright theft of those funds, as well as being in a direct or indirect position to enable the use of food as a weapon.

Nevertheless - and perhaps because of such activities - USAID is well aware of the economic trends they need to address and/or manage. So, when their top science advisor speaks, it is essential to hear what he is saying. Disregarding any overarching agenda, let's see what is in store for the global food supply, according to Dr. Fred Davies, advisor for the bureau of food security and a Texas A&M AgriLife Regents Professor of Horticultural Sciences...

Apr 18 09:46

Hacker 'Weev': I Went to Prison Because Ronald Reagan Was Senile

Abby Martin speaks with hacker and notorious internet troll Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer, discussing the overturning of his prison sentence after being charged with conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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Apr 18 09:42

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend 'enhanced interrogation' - Guardian

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

In an uncompromising and wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, his first public remarks since he was linked to the program in 2007, James Mitchell was dismissive of a Senate intelligence committee report on CIA torture in which he features, and which is currently at the heart of an intense row between legislators and the agency.

The committee’s report found that the interrogation techniques devised by Mitchell, a retired air force psychologist, were far more brutal than disclosed at the time, and did not yield useful intelligence. These included waterboarding, stress positions, sleep deprivation for days at a time, confinement in a box and being slammed into walls.

Apr 18 09:36

Pro-Russian groups to stay put in east Ukraine until referendum takes place - Guardian

Pro-Russian groups in eastern Ukraine have accused the authorities in Kiev of violating an agreement to defuse tensions across the country, adding that they have no intention of leaving buildings they have occupied.

On Thursday Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the United States signed an agreement in Geneva that was supposed to see illegal groups withdraw from municipal buildings and give up their weapons.

At a press conference on Friday, however, Denis Pushilin, the self-styled leader of the Donetsk People's Republic, said his supporters would stay put until a referendum on the region's future status took place. The current pro-western government in Kiev was illegitimate, he said.

Barricades of tyres have been built around the city hall, which flies the flag of the Donetsk People's Republic. Banners draped outside proclaim "No to Fascism" and "No to the EU". Another banner reads "Russia+Donbass=heart".

Apr 18 09:33

Victim’s mother reprieves Iranian Killer with noose around his neck

A young Iranian man convicted of murder has been reprieved at the last second by the mother of his victim.

As the man called Balal stood on the gallows the mother walked up, slapped him in the face and forgive him, her husband then removed the noose and Balal’s life was spared.

Seven years ago Balal, who is in his 20s, stabbed 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh during a street brawl in the small town of Royan.

As part of the sharia law of retribution, the victim's family was to participate in Balal's execution by pushing away the chair on which he stood

The victim’s father, Abdolghani Hosseinzadeh, said his wife had made her decision after a dream. "Three days ago, my wife saw my elder son in a dream telling her that they are in a good place and for her not to retaliate," he said.

In Sharia law the victim’s family is allowed both, to take part in the execution, or to spare the death sentence, but not the jail term.

Apr 18 09:30

USA Oligarchy, Cheating Soldiers Out of Education & The Fight for Fifteen

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More dirt on Hillary at 23:30!

Apr 18 09:10

Ukraine Tanks Stopped By Unarmed Woman

I pray all the military, defense forces, police, and people paid by governments and banksters remember their humanity.

Apr 18 09:05

BEX Alert - "White supremacist website ‘breeding ground for deranged’ - SPLC report"

Nine individuals who regularly posted comments on the white supremacist forum Stormfront were found guilty of murdering almost 100 people over the past half-decade, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Coming less than a week after Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, allegedly killed three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas last weekend, SPLC released a report that calls Stormfront a “magnet and breeding ground for the deadly and the deranged.”

Apr 18 08:47

The Secret Service once threatened to kill Mr. Met

The rest is a first-person account from Mr. Met of his later encounter with a Secret Service official:

“Now listen to me very carefully,” he goes on, and as he continues to speak, he does something that nobody else has ever done in all my years as Mr. Met. He isn’t looking up, as everyone automatically does when talking to me.

But the man in the dark suit is staring directly into the recess of Mr. Met’s mouth, knowing full well that even though he isn’t able to see inside, it’s exactly where I am looking out from. It’s hard to explain how utterly creeped out I am by this.

“We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen,” he says. “Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?”

Apr 18 08:44

Obama: Russians Know Our Military Is Far Superior

In a high-profile interview today, President Obama downplayed the military risks of plans to deploy US ground troops to Eastern Europe, saying Russia wouldn’t dare confront the US militarily and knows the US troops are “significantly superior.”

The US, of course, spends roughly ten times what Russia does annually on its military, and much of Russia’s military arsenal remains leftovers from the Cold War.

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This statement from President Obama makes me very worried about the man's current state of mind; without the US having fired a single shot against a single Russian, Obama is slipping into a "bunker mentality" that is not allowing reasonable, critical thought to penetrate his fantasies whatsoever.

Yes, the US government spends more than the Russians do, I will give them that. But what value does it get, for all the money spent?!? Not much, to be blunt about it. In fact, many of these weapons, which the US military are to use in the field are abject failures, and others were not brought fully to fruitiondue to US military retrenchment, in terms of abandonment of various programs.

As reported in Forbes in 2011:

The fact that previous administrations may have spent billions of dollars trying to satisfy a valid military requirement is barely mentioned — as is the fact that future administrations will have to spend additional money starting over on a replacement project. The Army has been the biggest offender in recent times, probably because it was awash in money appropriated for fighting ground wars in Asia. It walked away from a mobile cannon called Crusader in 2002 after spending $2 billion on developing it because Army leaders decided it was too heavy to fit with their plans for a more mobile force. Eight years later it canceled a potential successor system after spending $1.2 billion. In 2004 it killed the Comanche next-generation “armed reconnaissance” helicopter, squandering $7 billion in sunk costs, then a few years later it canceled the proposed replacement — incurring hundreds of millions of dollars in additional losses. It also has moved to terminate both of its next-generation air defense systems because threats “didn’t evolve as expected,” and now seems to be getting cold feet about its second try at buying a plane that can identify hostile radio emitters on the battlefield. The Army’s biggest budgetary mis-step was a family of networked air and ground vehicles collectively called the Future Combat System. Although prime contractor Boeing managed to keep the program on schedule and on budget through a series of restructures, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates decided in 2009 that the project wasn’t ready for prime-time and canceled it after a staggering $19 billion had already been spent. Bloomberg Business News subsequently reported that the service had wasted $32 billion on doomed weapons projects since 1995. The Army is not unique in its capacity to waste taxpayer dollars. The Air Force has squandered vast sums of money over the last dozen years on cutting-edge technology projects that ended up being canceled or curtailed, due mainly to the poor judgment of political appointees outside the service. For instance, both of the Bush Administration’s big space initiatives — a constellation of orbital radars for tracking moving ground targets and a super-capable communications satellite — ended up being canceled after billions had been spent. Before going down, though, they caused dislocations and delays in other programs designed for similar missions that added to the collateral damage. As for Air Force planes and rotorcraft, the last ten years may have been the most wasteful period in the service’s postwar history, because so many projects were killed before coming to fruition after going through costly gestations. A promising Airborne Laser project for shooting down hostile ballistic missiles at the speed of light was effectively terminated by Secretary Gates in 2009 after 13 years and billions of dollars in development outlays. A much-needed replacement for aged search-and rescue helicopters was killed too, as was the F-22 fighter. The fighter program at least delivered 187 very capable aircraft before biting the dust — half of the service’s operational requirement — but as with other canceled programs, failure to agree on requirements and stick to a plan resulted in money being spent wastefully. Then there is the Navy Department, home of sailors and marines. Two of the three new surface combatants that the Navy announced in 2001 have been canceled, and the third is still a long way from proving its warfighting utility. One of the canceled ships was, or is, a next-generation destroyer capable of defending the fleet against air and surface attacks while supporting marines ashore with long-range guns. It is easily the most capable surface combatant ever conceived, but when the Navy saw the price-tag for the finished product it decided to buy only three rather than the 32 planned, meaning it spent billions of dollars to get to a point where it could build a mere handful of vessels. The second canceled warship was a cruiser based on the same hull that could be optimized for defeating ballistic missiles, but the Navy gave up on that project after spending “only” a few hundred million dollars.

And why does the US military continue to buy weaponry that doesn't work as advertised? Because it is those same companies which manufacture the weapons which fund election cycles.

Russia may not have spent as much money on its weapons systems, but its warheads are maneuverable, which makes just about everything the US military could throw at them obsolete.

Mr. President, we may have spent more in terms of our weapons systems, but that is no guarantee that a faulty weapon or weapons systems isn't going to bite the US military in the backside if the US goes to a shooting war with Russia. And we do not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Apr 18 08:39


Apr 18 08:33

Woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death rolls her eyes and laughs at the victims family. Judge shuts her down by sentencing her to life in prison and adds 'I hope you die in prison'. Tag is for the murderer

A Michigan judge lost his cool when a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend interrupted a family member of the victim who was speaking to the court during sentencing.

Apr 18 08:27

Placebo Prescriptions - When Your Doctor Fakes You Out

Has your doctor ever prescribed "Obecalp" or "Cebocap" to calm your headache, reduce your stomach upset, or relieve your pain? If so, did it help you?

In fact, Obecalp and Cebocap are placebos -- fake drugs. Obecalp is simply the word placebo spelled backwards. Cebocap is a name of a pill made from lactose. Lactose is sugar.

This week, University of Chicago researchers issued the results of a study showing that 45% of the internists surveyed (all Chicago area family doctors) have prescribed placebos for their patients. Presumably then, those patients took the placebo pills for whatever their complaint was. That means they took the prescription for a fake medicine, went to a pharmacist, paid for the prescription, went home, and hopefully complied with a bogus treatment.

Apr 18 08:26

World Bank wants water privatized, despite risks

Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake.

Apr 18 08:26

Tamiflu Is a Bust

An international team found that while Tamiflu might reduce the duration of flu symptoms by half a day, there’s no evidence that it reduces hospital admissions or complications of an infection. On top of that, the antiviral’s side effects include nausea and vomiting. “There is no credible way these drugs could prevent a pandemic,” Carl Heneghan, one of authors of the review and a professor at Oxford University, told reporters.

Apr 18 08:24

More Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Leaks

A Waste Isolation Pilot Plant manager on Thursday said crews have found contamination underground. A team wearing protective gear discovered radioactive contamination in the storage unit known as panel seven, one of eight sprawling panels built into an excavated salt mine designed to house waste from the country's nuclear defense program. The team made its discovery on Wednesday. "The more they went into panel seven, the more (the contamination) became more widespread," said Tammy Reynolds, deputy recovery manager, at a Thursday town hall meeting in Carlsbad.

Apr 18 08:18

Nato's action plan in Ukraine is right out of Dr Strangelove

In February, the US mounted one of its proxy "colour" coups against the elected government of Ukraine; the shock troops were fascists. For the first time since 1945, a pro-Nazi, openly antisemitic party controls key areas of state power in a European capital. No western European leader has condemned this revival of fascism on the border of Russia. Some 30 million Russians died in the invasion of their country by Hitler's Nazis, who were supported by the infamous Ukrainian Insurgent Army (the UPA) which was responsible for numerous Jewish and Polish massacres. The Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists, of which the UPA was the military wing, inspires today's Svoboda party.

Apr 18 08:12

Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement

Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.

Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between Ukraine, the US, the EU and Russia, was published, Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsa said Kiev is not bound by its recommendations.

According to Deshchytsa cited by RIA Novosti, “the troops in the East of the country are carrying out a special operation and can remain where they are.”

This comes despite the statement issued by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry following the meeting, which says:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With this statement by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsa, it appears that the intent and spirit of these Geneva Accords are DOA, courtesy of the Ukrainian government.

And to add injury to insult, representatives of Eastern Ukrainian areas were not even invited for their input to this meeting.

Apr 18 08:11

A Foot of Spring Snow Buries Minnesota, Wisconsin

A small, but potent April snowstorm walloped Minnesota and Wisconsin with heavy snow this week, a continuation of the harsh 2013-2014 season in the region.

The storm emerged from the northern Rockies Tuesday night and quickly developed into an energetic spring snowstorm on Wednesday.

"An April snowstorm in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin is not unusual, but the amount of snow that fell is quite rare," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

Apr 18 08:07

US to extend stay of F-16 in Poland till end of 2014

The United States said Thursday that it would extend the stay of its F-16 fighters and military personnel in Poland through the end of 2014. The decision was made after Tomash Semonjak had a meeting with his American colleague in the US. During the meeting the both ministers discussed possible expansion of American military presence in Poland. In view of Ukrainian crisis Polish government turned to the US and other NATO allies, asking them to station their forces in Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the US and NATO are pre-positioning assets ahead of a military conflict with Russia, in this move.

Apr 18 08:02

Obama: We are preparing additional sanctions against Russia

United States President Barack Obama said Thursday afternoon that his administration is prepared to take further action against Russia if an agreement reached earlier in the day in Geneva concerning the crisis in Ukraine fails to materialize.

Hours earlier, US Secretary of State said from Switzerland that American representatives had just met with officials from the European Union, Russia and Ukraine, and all parties agreed to work diplomatically with one another during the next few days to destabilize the conflict between the Moscow- and Kiev-based governments as tensions continue to worsen in the region.

Speaking from the White House that same afternoon, however, Pres. Obama expressed uncertainty over the Geneva agreement and said his administration will further sanction Russia if they don’t uphold their end of the bargain and “we don’t see actual improvement” as promised.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to President Barak "Insane" Obama: how in heaven's name could this statement come out of your mouth the very same day that diplomats had been working dilligently to de-escalate the situation? Sir, forgive me, but have you absolutely gone completely barking mad?!?

And THEN you state: "“The Russians signed on to that statement, and the question now becomes, will in fact they use the influence that they exerted in a disruptive way to restore some order so that Ukrainians can carry out an election [and] move forward with the destabilization,” he asked, “…and start getting back on the path to growth and democracy.”

"...And move forward with the destabilization..."?!?!?

Sir, are you hoping that this deal will fall, in order to get the US into a war with Russia?!? Because I will tell you very plainly: the American people want no more of war. They have seen how "brilliantly" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone; they want no more of their kids and families killed or maimed in what are essentially wars for private corporate profit.

And do I need to remind you, sir, that at this point in the US's military history, they do not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war with Russia?!?

The Russians have spent intelligently on their weapons systems, which, at the end of the day, may not have all the bells and whistles ours do, but can do the job. And the US military has spent billions of dollars on weapons systems which just will not work. Need I remind you of the debacle that LOCKHEED's F-35 has become?

Going to war with shoddy weapons which will not work as advertised is an open invitation to this country getting its backside kicked from here to eternity.

But of course, all the big weapons manufacturers fund election cycles, which is why there is absolutely no accountability for bad products.

Mr. President, I do not know who in your inner circle is giving you advice that a conventional war with Russia is winnable, because it is not. And please, be careful what you wish for here; the unintended consequences may weel be both horrific...and irreversible.

Apr 18 08:02

Origin of the Free Market

The Pioneer

Humanity’s Great Inventions: No one knows who invented the wheel that moves carts and machines, but we know who invented the wheel that drives the economy. It was Marco Licinio Craso, born 115 years before Christ.

He discovered that the market depends on the push and pull of supply and demand for goods and services.

To put this economic law into practice, he founded a company in Rome.

Thus was born the first private firefighting firm.

It was a great success.

Don Marco set fires, then charged to put them out.

Apr 18 08:01

Great Lakes Ice Nearly Doubles The Previous Record

Ice cover on the Great Lakes (39%) is nearly double the previous record for mid-April, set in 1979.

Apr 18 08:00

Syria: As the bombs fall, the people of Damascus rally round Bashar al-Assad

But after only a few hours in this city, it becomes clear that Damascus is not normal in the slightest. Several of its suburbs are held by rebel fighters, who pound government-held areas with mortars. These do not have the range to reach the city centre, but most people live under the shadow of constant attack. It is as if the residents of Clapham had conceived a desire to annihilate Wimbledon and Brixton, and Islington had declared war on Camden Town.

As with the Blitz, these attacks appear completely random. Many of the shells land harmlessly, or do not explode. Others cause mayhem. On Tuesday, one struck a school in Bab Touma (St Thomas’s Gate), killing one child and wounding roughly 40. And over the past few days the volume of the bombardment has escalated sharply. An accountant who lives in the affluent suburb of Jaramana told me that his area had been hit almost 15 times before breakfast that morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You paid for much of this weaponry last Tuesday.

Apr 18 07:58

Putin Threatens Military Intervention in Ukraine; Obama’s Hypocritical Response

In his strongest message yet to Ukraine, the EU, and US, Putin says Russia ready to act in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of his readiness to deploy troops in eastern Ukraine if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the escalating crisis there.

The threat came as foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU were meeting in Geneva to find ways to ease the tension.

Apr 18 07:56

The Kosher Trinity and Jewish Quantum Mechanics

There is no doubt amongst scholars that Jews, as a group, derive from multiple ethnic origins and are far from a homogenous race. There is no racial continuum between a Polish Jew and a Yemenite one. But it is also obvious that Jewish political culture, whether Zionist or ‘anti’ is ethno-centric and, to a large extent, racially driven. Just like Israel, the Jews-only State, Israel’s Jewish opponents too often prefer to operate within Jews-only organisations such as ‘Jewish Voices For Peace,’ ‘ Jews for Justice,‘ etc’. In short, whether they are Zionist or ‘anti,’ Jews somehow prefer to operate in ethnically segregated racially oriented political cells.

The conclusion is obvious -though Jews are not a race, Jewish identity politics is racist to the core.

Apr 18 07:55

Believe Only Half of What You See and None of What You Hear

That advice in song (I Heard It Through The Grapevine) from a great Motown artist of the 1960s(Marvin Gaye) was never more meaningful than at present, especially concerning the alleged crisis in the Ukraine.

While it certainly is a crisis for the people who live there, any notion that the USA is experiencing some menacing threat to our freedom to buy drugs, guns, cosmetics and pet food is to make mountain ranges out of mouse droppings. If you believe what you are told by an administration and media that make the three stooges seem superior foreign policy analysts, then prepare for:

Today the Ukraine, tomorrow … New Jersey?

Apr 18 07:54

M7.5 - 37km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This quake happened inland so there is no tsunami threat.

Apr 18 07:52

Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There has been a recent increase in small quakes down on the Big Island. Normally we only get a few quakes per week, and they rend to be concentrated on the south flank of Mauna Loa near the active volcano. But in recent weeks the number of quakes has increased as has the region they are occurring. Kilaueas is in an increased state of activity. We may be looking at a major eruption soon. Get your cameras ready!

Apr 18 07:47

It’s time to reveal the Israeli role in the US surveillance machine

If the Israeli government has indeed ordered its spies “to dig up intelligence” showing links between the supporters of BDS and “terrorists and enemy states” as reported in the February 11, 2014 London Times, it may find that it already has as much information as it needs in its data banks.

As described in the UK Guardian by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, a 2008 document obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden states that “one of the NSA’s biggest threats is actually from friendly intelligence services, like Israel. There are parameters on what NSA shares with them, but the exchange is so robust, we sometimes share more than we intended.”

Apr 18 07:45

Ukraine Confirms Entry Ban on Russian Males

The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service confirmed Thursday that Russian males aged 16-60 have been banned from entering the country.

Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot earlier announced it had received an official letter from Ukrainian authorities notifying the company of the severe restrictions.

The exceptions to the ban include passengers traveling with relatives who are women or children, or those who have documents confirming an invitation from close relatives or serious illness or death in the family, the company said.

A spokesman for the service told RIA Novosti that "these temporary measures apply, primarily, to healthy males who could somehow influence the situation in eastern Ukraine."

Apr 18 07:44

Former Drone Operators Reveal Air Force Plays Key Role in Secret CIA Assassination Campaign

A new documentary film reveals how a regular U.S. Air Force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA’s drone strike program in Pakistan. "Drone" identifies the unit conducting CIA strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas as the 17th Reconnaissance Squadron, which is located on the Creech Air Force Base, about 45 miles from Las Vegas.

Apr 18 07:44

Greenland really was once green! Three-million-year-old landscape discovered beneath Arctic ice

Scientists have discovered an ancient 'green' tundra landscape preserved below approximately two miles (3.2km) of ice.

The evidence suggests that the Greenland Ice Sheet has existed much longer than previously thought and has survived a number of periods of global warming.

‘We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ice sheet for 2.7 million years,’ said University of Vermont geologist Paul Bierman.

Apr 18 07:41

Obama Announces 8 Million Have Enrolled In Marketplace Plans

And this thing is working. I've said before: This law won't solve all the problems in our health care system. We know we've got more work to do. But we now know for a fact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would increase the deficit, raise premiums for millions of Americans, and take insurance away from millions more, which is why, as I've said before, I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, President Bullshit, let's start with the claim that 8 million people have enrolled in Obamacare. Even were it true that is only 2% of the US population. But according to a RAND study, the actual number of people who got insurance through Obamacare is half what you say it is, with the overwhelming majority of those people whose previous policies were canceled. And by admitting that repealing ACA would increase the federal deficit, you have just confirmed what we have known all along; that Obamacare was just another US Government cash grab from the American people.

Fox News report on Obama's speech. Note the spelling error in the title.

Apr 18 07:39

Chuck Hagel: U.S. will send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine

The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

Hagel said he had informed Kiev that President Barack Obama “has approved additional non-lethal military assistance for health and welfare items and other supplies.”

The aid includes medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats and water purification units for Ukrainian troops, as well as shelters, small power generators and hand fuel pumps for Ukraine’s border security force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder what the Vegas odds are on how soon this "non lethal" aid....becomes lethal.

Apr 18 07:34

US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Judge Katherine Forrest approved the deal between the U.S. government and 19 holders of more than $5 billion in terrorism-related judgments against the government of Iran, including claims brought by the estates of victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The deal calls for the Manhattan building and other forfeited assets to be sold by the U.S. Marshals Service, with the U.S. government receiving reimbursement for litigation expenses and any costs of the sales before the rest is distributed to victims of terrorist attacks. The agreement stems from a 2008 lawsuit by the government against the building's owners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Soooooooo ... Afghanistan is behind 9-11, and we invade. Then, oops, we were wrong, it was Iraq ... and we invade. Then ... oops, our bad, it was really Iran, and we get to take their wealth! The US Justice system is now seen by the world as merely the device to legitimize the greed of the money-junkies.

Apr 18 07:32

Two More Victims Of The Retail Apocalypse: Family Dollar And Coldwater Creek

Did you know that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores? When I learned of this, I was quite stunned. I knew that retailers that serve the middle class were really struggling right now, but I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for low end stores like Family Dollar. In the post-2008 era, dollar stores had generally been one of the few bright spots in the retail industry. As millions of Americans fell out of the middle class, they were looking to stretch their family budgets as far as possible, and dollar stores helped them do that. It would be great if we could say that the reason why Family Dollar is doing so poorly is because average Americans have more money now and have resumed shopping at retailers that target the middle class, but that is not happening. Rather, as you will see later in this article, things just continue to get even worse for Americans at the low end of the income scale.

I was also surprised to learn that Coldwater Creek is closing all of their stores...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The death of the middle class in this country is not accidental; it is deliberate, because most protest movements spring from the middle class.

Destroy it, push people into real poverty, and you have an utterly dependent class of humans who will barely belch without governmental permission.

Apr 18 07:27

The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers (w/Infographic)

The U.S Congress has been instrumental in allowing this change of mindset to happen. They have long allowed the Drug War to be the excuse for minimal oversight of the actions of SWAT and the DEA, permitting daily paramilitary-style assault raids that terrorize citizens.

Apr 18 07:26

Soldiers on a futile mission

A government anti-terror campaign to root out pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine threatens to turn into a fiasco. The country's demoralized forces are ill-equipped and defections are commonplace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's obvious that Junta in Kiev has neither the public's support nor the army's.

Apr 18 07:25

Saudi Arabia provided hundreds of anti-tank missiles to mercenaries in Syria

An array of anti-tank missiles were fired against the Syrian Arab army over the past two weeks by Harakat Hazm, an Islamist group created by NATO in January 2014. Apparently, hundreds of BGM-71 TOW have been delivered via Turkey to these mercenaries, as part of the secret war orchestrated by Washington.

While experts at first assumed that such materials had been provided by Qatar, today it would seem that Saudi Arabia did the honors on behalf of the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The nightmare scenario, on the part of the US government, would be to have Al-Assad run in the next election, and win comfortably, so it is doing everything in its power to prevent that from happening, no matter how many more people get killed or maimed for life.

Apr 18 07:25

George Brandis: sidelining climate change deniers is ‘deplorable’

Attorney general accuses ‘true believers in climate change’ of being ‘ignorant’, ‘medieval’ and trying to shut down debate

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REALLY?!? :)

Apr 18 07:18

ACLU Demands Border Patrol Respect Citizens' Right to Record Checkpoints

According to the ACLU, which is now demanding the Border Patrol respect the rights of residents to record their activities or face litigation.

Apr 18 07:17

Obama Administration Encouraged Insider Trading

Bloomberg reports that the meeting, convened a week before talks with Russia in Geneva that ended yesterday, left managers grappling with the question of whether the government intended to follow through, or was trying to trigger asset sales through the threat of sanctions, said the person. Former administration officials have said forcing Russia out of global financial markets is the strongest tool President Barack Obama has

Apr 18 07:11

BP Manager In Charge of Cleaning Up the Gulf Oil Spill – Instead of Actually Cleaning Up – Committed Insider Trading and Sold $1 Million of BP Stock Before the Extent of the Spill Became Public Knowledge

The Head of BP Also Sold Shares After Problems With the Well Were Apparent to Insiders

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former 20-year employee of BP p.l.c. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster. The price of BP securities fell significantly after the April 20, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resulted in an extensive clean-up effort.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nothing will happen, no matter how horrendous the damage has been to the ecosystem, and the people who depend on it in the Gulf region for their living.

BP will be slapped on the wrist with a fine, and this guy will be spared criminal prosecution.

And again, please remember that BP is a major contributor to both the Democrats and Republicans in this country.

Companies which get caught doing this kind of thing never get hit all that hard if they are major financial donors to both parties.

BP will simply walk away, for the most part,reasonably unscathed. financially.

Apr 18 07:10

My Ideas, My Boss’s Property

To be human is to create, and we thrive when we use our talents in productive ways. But our research shows that no one can sustain creative energies on passion alone.

This loss of creative fire is not only costly for individuals. In a world in which economic growth depends on innovation, we simply cannot afford such limitations on creativity.

Apr 18 07:06

IRS to track license plates

The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.

Apr 18 07:05

To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.

But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper. Now it's a computer that tells Earle everything he needs to know.

The computer doesn't just give advice. It gathers data all day long. Earle's truck is also full of sensors that record to the second when he opens or closes the door behind him, buckles his seat belt and when he starts the truck.

Technology means that no matter what kind of job you have — even if you're alone in a truck on an empty road — your company can now measure everything you do.

Apr 18 07:05

EEEEEVIL Tehran fair showcases classic Ford Mustang cars

An auto fair has kicked off in the Iranian capital, Tehran, showcasing classic Ford Mustang cars. The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for the first time in 1964.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of undermines that whole "Crazy Muslims who hate America and all it stands for" image, doesn't it!

Apr 18 07:03

Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, andBP’s Deepwater Horizon

There was CIA involvement through a company called Mega Oil. They were shipping in arms under the cover of oil tools.

The BP executive was explaining to me how the CIA, MI6 and British Petroleum engineered a coup d’état, overthrowing an elected president of a nation who was “not favorable to BP.” The corporation’s former Vice-President, Leslie Abrahams, is pictured here, holding an AK-47 in front of BP headquarters in Baku, Azerbaijan. Like most of the other BP executives I spoke with, he proudly added that while he was working for BP, he was also an operative for MI6, British intelligence.

Apr 18 07:03

Time Warner Cable Pretends Customer Complaints Don't Exist

Time Warner Cable is currently teaming up with Comcast to persuade Congress and the DOJ to allow the companies to merge. Comcast has told Congress that they are "deeply disappointed" that their customer service is rated, along with Time Warner Cable, at or near the bottom of just about every customer service list.

Yet, Time Warner Cable seems to have found a new way to keep complaint numbers down….put language in the franchise agreements that allows them to forget the complaints ever existed.

Apr 18 07:01

Bankers are Behind the Wars

Former managing director of Goldman Sachs – and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London (Nomi Prins) - notes:

Throughout the century that I examined, which began with the Panic of 1907 … what I found by accessing the archives of each president is that through many events and periods, particular bankers were in constant communication [with the White House] — not just about financial and economic policy, and by extension trade policy, but also about aspects of World War I, or World War II, or the Cold War, in terms of the expansion that America was undergoing as a superpower in the world, politically, buoyed by the financial expansion of the banking community.


Webmaster's Commentary: 

People are starting to figure out who the real enemy has been all along!

Apr 18 06:57

‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada ranch, Harry Reid blasts ‘domestic terrorists’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation.

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Apr 18 06:56

White House Counterterror Chief: “Confrontational” Children Could be Terrorists

In a speech delivered at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday evening, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said it could help prevent terrorism if parents watched for “sudden personality changes in their children at home.”

Apr 18 06:53

Ukraine charade on parade and psyops, too

Over the weekend an isolated but strange event happened. “Pro-Russian” protestors showed up at a synagogue handing out fliers that Jews were required to register with the protestor's Donetsk Regional Administration, and of course those folks knew nothing about them. This seemed a bit fishy to the locals, as there have not been the nationalist issues with Jews in Eastern Ukraine like in the West. The savvy Easterners figured out it was a psyops creation to spin back on Putin. But what happened next surprised us.

Within 24 hours the “Jews being forced to register in East Ukraine” story was being passed down the neo-con and Christian Zionist email chains to start conditioning minds back here of a potential “Putin Pogrom.” This flier incident was of course a completely fabricated event, done by professionals with experience in these kinds of Cold War psyops games.

By Thursday the mainstream press was picking it up as they have turned into dependable conveyor belts for such things.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Told ya! :)

Apr 18 06:52

See the scathing documents detailing $600 billion squandered in Afghanistan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War is always, first and foremost, about making money for large private corporations. It is not about "protecting Americans' freedom and security"; it is about people dying and maimed for life for the profit of private corporations and entities. IF anything, these horrific wars of aggression have made this country, and its assets overseas, infinitely less safe.

And the military/industrial complex has been raking it in, leaving nearly zero value for the money spent, from Iraq to Afghanistan, bigtime.

There should be massive audits, coupled with criminal prosecution of senior executives when money is wasted, and not with a sentence to a Club Fed. Of course, that will happen when pigs fly, because it is these same large corporate entities which fund election cycles, and politicians won't give up that advantage, not even when the American people have been gouged badly in these deals with military contractors.

Apr 18 06:50

Ron Paul: Feds should stand down in Nevada - Apr. 17 #Bundyranch

FOX NOISE - Former Rep. Ron Paul weighs in on the Nevada cattle grazing dispute and the IRS.

Apr 18 06:50

Dave Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, out of Jail after arrest for defending Cattle. No Charges! #Bundyranch

By Shiree BUNDY Cox...... I have had people ask me to explain my dad's stance on this BLM fight. Here it is in as simple of terms as I can explain it. There is so much to it, but here it s in a nut shell.

Apr 18 06:49

Bollyn: "Why is a Twin of the Missing MH370 in a Hanger in Israel?"

The aircraft stored in Israel is a former Malaysia Airlines plane and is the only aircraft owned by Florida-based GA Telesis. Why is GA Telesis keeping the only plane in its fleet in a hanger in Israel? What is the Fort Lauderdale company's connection to Israel?

Apr 18 06:49

Israel Occupation of Palestine and America

The most important, vital, and critical secessionist movement with the greatest impact on world history is America's secession from Israel's and Zionist Jewish illegal foreign occupation of the entire U.S. Government, especially of the Congress. Their ownership of Wall Street Banks, Investment Firms, and Financial Service Corporations, their almost total ownership of the entire U.S. media, total ownership of Hollywood, Publishing Companies, and their domination of the fields of Law and Medicine; Jewish Americans are proud that they run and manipulate this sole superpower to do Israel's bidding. Continue reading -->

Apr 18 06:45

Ukraine: separatists refuse to end occupation despite Geneva agreement

Pro-Russian groups occupying a string of public buildings across eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.

Apr 18 06:42

See the scathing documents detailing $600 billion squandered in Afghanistan

We all had a hand in allowing this to happen. The hawkish crowd should be extremely happy. You know lots of Americans got a large hunk of that money for support contracts, logistics, tank building, etc., Oh, and of course lots of guns and bullets, aircraft, caskets, the list is long.

Apr 18 06:23

‘Letter to Jews’, Kerry cited, appears to be fake

A letter urging the Jews of Donetsk to get registered, which the US Secretary of State cited in Geneva, is a fake says a man whose signature appears on the communication.

Following the four-side meeting on the Ukrainian crisis in Geneva on Wednesday, John Kerry lashed out at a letter that was allegedly sent to Jewish citizens in Ukraine’s eastern town of Donetsk, asking them to register and report all their property, or be stripped of citizenship and face expulsion.

Apr 18 06:22

FLASHBACK 2013 - Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Recipient of Massive Bribe

Know anyone in Nevada who could use this information? Please forward.

Apr 18 06:22

Texas Congressman Accuses Obama, DOI, and BLM Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

Apr 18 06:16

Zionists' role in the collapse of the USSR and the system of state backed Oligarchs [Podcast]

also here if you want to comment

Former US intelligence officer Scott Rickard talks about the role of the oligarchs in the collapse of the USSR and the poisonous plutocratic system of the Western Oligarchs in other countries pervasive today.

Apr 18 06:11

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki Trying To Incite War With Lies

Note the liberal use of "the royal we." She starts to own this once, then goes back to "we." Mouse in the pocket? Bats in the belfry? Who helped her tweet that?

Apr 18 02:48

North Carolina Trooper caught doing 80mph to get to Dunkin’ Donuts

I know it sounds like a cliché, but an investigation by ABC News 20/20 found many incidences of police driving at speeds well over the posted limit in non-emergency situations, including one where the driver was touching 80mph on a mission to get the day's supply of doughnuts.

Apr 18 02:02

French bank bosses to explain 'indecent' pay

France’s economy minister, outraged by huge pay hikes the bosses of the country’s biggest banks have awarded themselves in the past year, called the chiefs to a meeting to “explain” their “indecent” pay.

Apr 18 01:55

Royal Bank of Scotland 'Cleared' Of Ill-Treating Small Firms

A review ordered by the Royal Bank of Scotland has cleared the lender of fraud against small and medium-sized business customers.

Apr 18 00:54

Cameron Finds Out That Ignoring People Can Lead To A Good Deal Of Pain

Let's hope that he continues displaying wilful disregard of sound advice...hopefully next time he makes such an idiotic mistake it will cost him his home and his job. I think Nigel Farage would look great on the news standing outside number 10 Downing Street...

April 17, 2014

Apr 17 20:58

JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This in the same week the Supreme Court will decide whether lies by politicians are protected free speech under the First Amendment.

Apr 17 20:52

Ecuador Will Have Referendum on Fate of Yasuni After Activists Collect Over 700,000 Signatures

Waking Times

In what is a major victory for environmentalists, campaigners with United for Yasuni have collected 727,947 signatures triggering a national referendum on whether or not oil drilling should proceed in three blocs of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. The effort started last year after Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa, announced he was killing the Yasuni-ITT initiative, which called on the international community to pay into a trust fund to keep the most remote portions of the park free from oil exploitation. Currently, Yasuni National Park is considered the likeliest candidate for the most bio-diverse place on the planet and is home to several indigenous tribes who have chosen voluntary isolation.

Apr 17 20:50

Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Deepwater Horizon

Waking Times

Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui has been studying the impact of the BP oil spill on insects and spiders for almost four years. She started her study shortly after the Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010, before any oil washed up on shore. Her work documents the dwindling of the insect population in areas directly hit with the oil.

Apr 17 20:35

The Signing of the Palestinian Spring

A Palestinian Spring that is decades overdue since the shameful signing of the Oslo Accords, after which Palestinians were doomed to face, not only Israeli violence, but PA Security Forces oppressing them on behalf of Israel and its brutal occupation.

Apr 17 19:58

Hurtling into DARKNESS: America’s Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny

I do not believe the citizens of the United States any longer possess the capacity to avoid these dark prospects. They are being swept along by forces they mostly do not understand, and most are unwilling to give up on the comfortable almost-religious myths of enforceable Constitutional rights and a benevolent national government.

Ironically, one of the key forces which brought Europe and North America over a few centuries to the kind of liberal democracies we know today is capable of delivering a new and unprecedented form of tyranny. That force is the body of interests of a nation’s middle class – the group of capable, ambitious, and rising people who were called a few centuries back by Europe’s landed old aristocracy “the new men.”

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Apr 17 19:38

U.S. Tyranny

Apr 17 19:04

Banning Chocolate Milk in School Cafeterias Decreases Sales and Increases Waste

For many children eating school lunch, chocolate milk is a favorite choice. What would happen if chocolate milk were banned from school cafeterias? “Students take 10% less milk, waste 29% more and may even stop eating school meals,” says Andrew Hanks, PhD.

Apr 17 18:31

Putin says oil wars with Russia will make West bleed

Yup! Putin's a chess player!

Opportunities for the West to hurt the Russian economy are limited, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Europe cannot stop buying Russian gas without inflicting pain on itself, and if the US tries to lower oil prices, the dollar will suffer.

“Can Europe stop buying Russian gas? I think it's impossible…Will they make themselves bleed? That's hard to imagine,” the Russian president said.

Since oil is sold internationally on global markets cutting the price would mean lower dollar circulation, diminishing its value in the global currency market.

"If prices decrease in the global market, the emerging shale industry will die,” Putin said.

The US shale industry has boosted domestic production, helping the US become independent and situating it to overtake Russia as a producer.

Apr 17 17:41

What Will You Do When You Can No Longer Buy Or Sell Without Submitting To Biometric Identification?

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested. We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past. We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our credit cards, bank accounts, ATM machines and Internet passwords will all go away once we switch over to biometric identification. And without a doubt, we have some massive security problems that need to be addressed. But do you really want a machine to read your face or your hand before you are able to buy anything, sell anything or log on to the Internet? Do you really want “the system” to be able to know where you are, what you are buying and what you are doing at virtually all times? Biometric security systems are being promoted as “cool” and “cutting edge”, but there is also potentially a very dark side to them that should not be ignored.

Apr 17 17:40

BLM next land grab: 90,000 acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land near Red River

J. Patriot: "While are attention is on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada the BLM sets their sights on more land in Texas! The BLM is attacking hard working Ranchers all over the U.S..

Apr 17 17:36

The Untouchables: You Can't Sue General Mills if You "Like" Their Products on Facebook

Are your Lucky Charms less than magically delicious? Are your Cheerios less than cheery? Perhaps you broke off a tooth when there was something extra crunchy in your Cinnamon Toast Crunch or became totally ill from something totally disgusting in your bowl of Total. If so, I hope you didn't "like" them on Facebook.

General Mills has taken "CYA" (Cover Your A**) to an entirely new level.

If you "like" one of their products on Facebook or download coupons from them, their new terms of use state that you can no longer take them to court for any reason. Here is the new clause, straight from the horses...ahem...mouth.

Apr 17 17:34

John McAfee Re: Heartbleed Bug - Obamacare website

Frances Farmer posted a video

Heartbleed Bug

Dcentral1 is aiming to put that control back in people's hands.

legendary Programmer and father of McAfee virus software John McAfee

Apr 17 17:34

Iran nuclear deal on track as country slashes highly- enriched uranium by 75% ahead of schedule UN watchdog has reveals

Iran has slashed its nuclear stockpile by almost 75 percent the International Atomic Energy Committee has confirmed.

The IAEA has spent the past six months investigating whether the Tehran regime has complied with its international obligations.

In a report to the United Nations, the IAEA has confirmed that Iran halted aspects of its nuclear programme on January 20 opening the possibility of the easing of international sanctions.

As a result of Iran's compliance with the international agreement it is now possible for Tehran to access foreign currency reserves frozen since the dispute arose.

The IAEA confirmed that Iran has diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium reserve to a level that cannot be used to make a nuclear bomb.

Apr 17 17:17

Calif. TV station films dog calmly playing with kids after cop shoots himself trying to kill it

A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with…

Apr 17 17:15

Russia and West reach surprise deal on Ukraine crisis

Vladimir Putin has secured key concessions from Ukraine and its Western supporters as the Kremlin was offered a central role in determining the future of its neighbour and former client state.

Four-way talks in Geneva involving Kiev and Moscow, alongside the US and EU, called for steps to end the occupation of eastern cities by pro-Russian sympathisers.

If the agreement holds, a monitoring mission of the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe would oversee the handover of occupied government buildings by protesters in return for an amnesty for anyone not facing capital crimes.

Ukraine’s interim government in turn agreed to accept future talks on far-reaching constitutional reform that would grant the Russian-speaking east the extensive autonomy demanded by the Kremlin.

Apr 17 17:12

Porn Star Arrested in Animal Torture Video Investigation

accused of crushing live fish to death with her hands and feet.

also alleged to have repeatedly shot several rats, and then set fire to a pile of the mortally wounded animals.


Apr 17 17:11

The World's Poorest People Live In These 5 Countries

Two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live in just five countries, according to a new World Bank study.

Apr 17 16:28

Why “anti-vaxxers” need to be more vocal about their decision

Many doctors, major news outlets, governmental organizations, and many everyday people say that vaccines are safe, effective, and have saved millions of lives. But this proposition does not become true through repetition. And the assertion of an “authority” cannot substitute for factual information to support this conclusion. Through discussing this topic with doctors and others, and researching the way that the vaccine industry works, I have found that people who believe vaccines are 100% safe and effective are either unaware of all of the evidence to the contrary or they are ignoring the evidence for one reason or another.

Apr 17 16:01

18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million? In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system. And did you know that nearly 70 percent of all of the money that the federal government spends goes toward entitlement and welfare programs? When it comes to the transfer of wealth, nobody does it on a grander scale than the U.S. government. Most of what the government does involves taking money from some people and giving it to other people. In fact, at this point that is the primary function of the federal government.

Apr 17 15:45

Sage Million - Another Government Overreach?

Thursday, 17 April 2014. Sage was detained yesterday at the Costa Rican border by Panamanian Migration Officers and the Panamanian National Police for 5 hours. He was arrested and removed from the border. We believe that he is being deported to Miami, Florida and then extradited to Hawaii but as of this moment, 24 hours later, we are not certain because he has not been able to, or allowed to, contact us.

Apr 17 15:41

The Disturbing Messages in Police Recruiting Videos

According to the New Mexico Watchdog Web site, this is a new recruiting video being used by the police department in Hobbs, New Mexico. Note the aspects of policing the video emphasizes: Shooting stuff. K-9 enforcement. Nabbing the bad guys. The SWAT team. This is the first step in the process.

Apr 17 15:40

Everything is a BUBBLE Because of the Fed!

Apr 17 15:38

A Brief History of SSRI Shootings

Apr 17 15:14

New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazil

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections...

Apr 17 15:06

Roseville, MN officers accused of savage beating of immigrant

He says he was wrestled to the ground and had a Taser used against him during a routine traffic stop in Roseville, and he's doing more than claiming the cops went too far -- he's taking them to court.

Apr 17 15:03

Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters ‘domestic terrorists’

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.