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Sep 16 07:08

Syria criticizes exclusion from anti-ISIS talks

A senior Syrian official Tuesday criticized the international community for excluding Damascus from recent talks on building a coalition to tackle the ISIS group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I have this right. Obama is about to bomb Syria, ostensibly to get at ISIS inside Syria, indeed has promised to destroy Syria's air defenses if Syria shoots at the US planes, and in building his "coalition of the sort of agreeable" does not include Syria, aka ground zero, in the talks?

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense ... if Assad is the actual target.

Sep 16 06:59

RT HD Erin Ade interviews Ron Paul

Sep 16 06:58

Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Here's Frankie Boyle explaining the advantages of Scottish independence: "Scotland would no longer have to invade places like Afghanistan for American interests. . . . I don't support America's wars. I don't even think they are wars. They're one-way traffic, mass-murder. There's never been a time when a shepherd has beaten a helicopter. You never switch on the news to see 'A shock result in Afghanistan today when a missile was destroyed by a wedding.' Because not only will America go into your country and kill all your people. But what's worse I think is they'll come back twenty years later and make a movie about how killing your people made their soldiers feel sad. Oh boo hoo hoo. Americans making a movie about what Vietnam did to the soldiers is like a serial killer telling you what stopping suddenly for hitchhikers did to his clutch."


Sep 16 06:57

United Nations Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Terrorist Organizations in Syria

The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity.

The UN remarks came in a report by its Secretary General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the period from May 29th to September 3rd 2014.

The report said that members of the so-called “armed opposition” transported 47 of its wounded members through “the ceasefire line” and handed them to the “Israeli army”, indicating that the “Israeli army” handed 43 of the wounded who were treated at the Israeli hospitals to the armed terrorist organizations

Sep 16 06:43

Philomena author on scandal of Ireland's 60,000 babies 'sold' by nuns to rich American families

The nuns were using a marketing strategy and the trade was lucrative.

Selling babies was illegal but the adoptions were followed by sizeable payments, disguised as “donations”, from the grateful adopters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us call it what it was, human trafficking!

Sep 16 06:36

200,000 to 400,000 military veterans are homeless

During a recent broadcast of "State of the State," a Rhode Island public access TV show, the subject of homeless veterans came up, in a round about sort of way. The show, which aired Sept. 7, 2014, featured a debate between U.S. Rep. James Langevin, a Democrat, and Rhue Reis, the Republican who would like to replace him. The two were talking about what to do about the children coming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reis said they should be sent back to their respective countries because the United States has too many problems of its own.

"It needs to stop for their safety and because we cannot handle the influx. We have a much more difficult time taking care of our own," he said. "When you have 200,000 to 400,000 military veterans on the street in this country on any given day, we can't take care of them and yet we want to bring in another influx of tens or hundreds of thousands of people, illegal immigrants? We can't even take care of our own."

Sep 16 06:34

Wild Horses, Deception and the Despicable Feds

Almost a half a decade ago myself, my wife Terry and a team of competent, animal law attorneys huddled in conference calls and discussed multiple ways and means in an effort to halt the BLM from attempting to zero out the Adobe Town wild horse herd of Wyoming. Money was spent, research was done, plaintiffs were identified and one wild horse advocate and photographer was given hope that the herd which she loved might be saved, and then the potential promise was yanked out from under her, just as it was done this past week when history repeated itself much to the chagrin and pain felt by photographer Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

I have always felt guilty about the impotence experienced when attempting to save the Adobe Town herd; of being handcuffed and helpless in failing to be of any assistance. And I have talked openly about letting Carol down, I was hoping that it would be different, this time, but sadly it was not.

Sep 16 06:16

Justice Department Proposal Would Massively Expand FBI Extraterritorial Surveillance

A Department of Justice proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to hack into computers of people attempting to protect their anonymity on the Internet. The DOJ has explicitly stated that the amendment is not meant to give courts the power to issue warrants that authorize searches in foreign countries—but the practical reality of the underlying technology means doing so is almost unavoidable.

The result? Possibly the broadest expansion of extraterritorial surveillance power since the FBI’s inception.

This post highlights key issues raised by the international aspect of the DOJ proposal, in the attempt to encourage wider public debate before the FBI is granted such expansive powers.

Sep 16 06:13

Divided St. Louis Residents Agree the Media Only Made Ferguson Worse

There are sharp racial divides between blacks and whites in St. Louis County, where Ferguson, Missouri is located, over the fairness of the investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed teenager and the way black Ferguson residents are treated. In fact, the only issues black and white residents agreed on is that the media's presence in Ferguson made things worse and Gov. Jay Nixon didn't handle the situation well.

Sep 16 06:01

AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

However, U.S. officials have ruled out direct coordination with Assad and insist that a campaign against the Islamic State will not strengthen the Syrian dictator's hold on power. Obama is seeking congressional authorization to train and arm Western-backed rebels in the country in hopes they can both fight the Islamic State and eventually the Assad regime.

Note: This is not the country of my birth and it brings great shame to witness the actions and attitudes of my government.


Sep 16 05:09

Auschwitz guard, now 93, charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for his service as a Nazi SS guard at Auschwitz. Oskar Groening of Hannover, Germany, has acknowledged that he was a guard at Auschwitz but said he did not personally commit any of the atrocities, The Associated Press reported Monday.

He was a guard at the concentration camp in May-June 1944. Some 425,000 Hungarian Jews came to Auschwitz during that time; about 300,000 died in its gas chambers.

Groening, who reportedly is in good health, is one of about 30 former Auschwitz guards who German federal investigators recommended to state prosecutors to file charges against following the conviction of John Demjanjuk, who died while his case was under appeal.

Some 20 Auschwitz victims and their families are co-plaintiffs in the case against Groening, according to AP.

Sep 16 04:53

UN official confirms Israeli soldiers launched attacks from inside Gaza school

A senior UN official has confirmed that the Israeli military turned a school in the Gaza Strip into a military base during July's ground offensive. The comments last week by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui corroborate a report that was published in The Times on August 5 ('Invaders turn abandoned school into command base').

Addressing a Security Council debate on children and armed conflict, Zerrougui said 244 schools, including 75 UNRWA schools, "were shelled by Israel's armed forces", adding that "one school was used as a military base by the IDF." Although she did not name the school, it has been confirmed to me this was a reference to Hani Naim Agriculture Secondary School for Boys in Beit Hanoun.


Sep 16 04:34

US envoy to Ukraine caught posting fake images on Twitter

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has been caught posting unverified images on his Twitter feed Monday, as he was showing off the ongoing US-Kiev military exercises in Ukraine.

Ambassador Pyatt first uploaded a picture of US and Ukrainian troops, which he said was taken in the morning at the military exercises in western Ukraine. Internet users quickly pointed out that the photo had already beenpublished as early as July 31.

The ambassador then posted a picture of a German tank allegedly taking part in the drills. His tweet said that the Leopard 2 tank is taking part in Rapid Trident exercises near Lvov.

Sep 16 04:30

'Secure West Point training': Ukrainian battalion leader lists US tour plans

The leader of the Donbass volunteer battalion, who actively fought in eastern Ukraine, has arrived in Washington with ambitious plans to talk with American politicians, ask for material support and even secure training at West Point for his commanders.

Semyon Semyonchenko outlined his plans in a Facebook post, informing that had just landed in the US capitol. Semyonchenko wrote that he arrived to the US as a member of a ‘Ukrainian delegation’ – presumably an unofficial group of activists – seeking material and technical support for the military operation in southeastern Ukraine.

He intends to talk with members of the US Congress on the situation in Ukraine and meet with representatives of the military to reach an agreement to send Ukrainian volunteer commanders for training at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Sep 16 04:18

Court blasts US Navy for scanning civilians’ computers for child porn

A federal appeals court said the US Navy's scanning of the public's computers for images of child pornography constituted "a profound lack of regard for the important limitations on the role of the military in our civilian society."

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) practice led the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to suppress evidence in the form of images of child pornography that an NCIS agent in Georgia found on a Washington state civilian's computer. The agent was using a law-enforcement computer program called RoundUp to search for hashed images of child pornography on computers running the file-sharing network Gnutella.

"...RoundUp surveillance of all computers in Washington amounted to impermissible direct active involvement in civilian enforcement of the child pornography laws, not permissible indirect assistance," Judge Marsha Berzon wrote for the San Francisco-based appeals court.

Sep 16 01:54

Obama sending 3,000 troops into Ebola danger zone

The Obama administration said late Monday night that the U.S. military will set up a command post in Monrovia, Liberia, the Ebola outbreak’s epicenter

Sep 16 01:15

Infowars Characterizes Pro-Palestinians / Anti-Israelis as "Terrorists"

Infowars.com ran a dramatic, front-page story yesterday titled "FEDS FIND 9/11 TERROR MESSAGE ON BORDER FENCE". They linked to a Breitbart story, whose actual headline didn't contain the phrase "terror message" at all, but rather stated "Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence."
It appears Infowars got their headline from Zionist website worldnetdaily.com. Drudge also ran the Breitbart story but used the WND "terror message" headline. Infowars own readers in the comment section appeared fed-up with Jones characterization of anti-Zionists as terrorists, as well as with Jones' bizarre capitulation to the "al qaeda did 9/11" crowd.


September 15, 2014

Sep 15 21:41

Nullification - The Rightful Remedy

Nullification The Rightful Remedy: What do we do when the federal government steps outside of it’s Constitutional boundaries? Do we ‘vote the bums out’ and hope that the new bums limit their own power? Do we ask federal judges in black robes to limit the federal government’s power? Thomas Jefferson and James Madison didn’t think so, and neither do we. The rightful remedy to federal tyranny rests in the hands of the people and the States that created the federal government in the first place. It’s called Nullification, and it’s an idea whose time has come. This documentary explores the history of state nullification, and how it is being used today to push back against the encroachment of federal power.

Sep 15 20:09

Clear "Market" Intervention

Sep 15 20:00

Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire 100 Fired Employees

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered CNN to rehire 100 workers and compensate 200 others for a labor dispute that originated in 2003.


Sep 15 18:24

Parallel contruction: Navy hacks into citizens' computers to search for child porn, and report them to police, who then get a warrant

A federal appeals court overturned on Friday a Washington state man's conviction for possessing and distributing child pornography because he was found out by a military investigator.

Sep 15 17:50

U.S. targets ISIS in Iraq with fresh airstrikes

U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters.

The U.S. Central Command said it conducted two airstrikes Sunday and Monday in support of the Iraqi forces near Sinjar and southwest of Baghdad.

The strikes represent the newly broadened mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama to go on the offensive against the Islamic State group wherever it is. Previous U.S. airstrikes in Iraq were conducted to protect U.S. interests and personnel, assist Iraqi refugees and secure critical infrastructure. These strikes were in direct support of Iraqi forces fighting the militants.

Sep 15 17:25

Probing SITE Intelligence Group

James F. Tracy
Activist Post

Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group. Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine.

The Search for International Terrorist Entities Intelligence Group was co-founded by Rita Katz in 2001. Katz is an Iraqi-born Jew. Her father, an Israeli spy, was executed by Iraqis as a result of his intelligence activities...

Sep 15 17:18

How Scotland could be better off without its big banks

The Governor of the Bank, Mark Carney, noted this week that countries which adopt a foreign currency (as Mr Salmond has said an independent Scotland would adopt sterling) tend to hold foreign currency reserves worth at around 25 per cent of GDP in order to guarantee domestic financial stability. And if they also host large banking sectors holdings shoot up to more than 100 per cent of GDP.

Accumulating reserves on that scale would entail Scotland raising taxes or cutting spending for prolonged period. “Real fiscal costs” was how Mr Carney put it. But with a smaller domestic banking sector the need for such levels of reserves and austerity falls. A southward migration of banks’ brass plates could, in this respect, be the best independence present Scotland could hope for.

Sep 15 17:12

Queensland stations weld bins shut over increased terror threat

Brisbane railway stations have banned travellers from using their bins in response to an increase in Australia’s terror threat level.

Queensland Rail, which operates the stations, told The Australian that the bins had been welded shut and would be removed completely in the near future. Laminated signs have appeared over bins in Queensland’s most crowded stations saying “For safety reasons this bin is no longer available. Please take your rubbish with you”.

Sep 15 17:11

Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter

The Ukrainian government admits that it does not have enough fuel to heat homes and keep factories running through the winter. And the crisis comes with an economy already in meltdown. It was expected to contract by 7 per cent, but Valeria Gontareva, head of the National Bank of Ukraine, warned at the weekend that the real figure is likely to be 10 per cent. Exports to Russia, a key market, will fall by 35 per cent, she added; meanwhile the currency, the hryvnia, has depreciated by 50 per cent against the dollar in the past nine months.

After Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over unpaid bills, Kiev sought to replace the shortfall through “reverse flows”, taking Russian gas from countries such as Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. But Gazprom, Russia’s state gas company, has complained over the practice, denouncing it as “ a semi fraudulent mechanism” and threatened to reduce exports to these states so that none is left to send on to Ukraine.

Sep 15 17:08

Breaking: Benghazi Documents Scrubbed in State Department Basement

A former State Department official has come forward with a shocking – and damning – allegation about the Benghazi scandal.

Sep 15 17:00

Dutch throw tomatoes in fruity protest against Russian boycott

Around 2000 people gathered at the main square in Amsterdam on Sunday (September 14) to join a massive tomato fight in support of the Dutch vegetable growers who are being affected by a Russian boycott of the EU agricultural products.

The popular Spanish La Tomatina festival in Buñol inspired a few young Dutch entrepreneurs to organize Amsterdam's version of the tomato fight, drawing attention to the situation of Dutch tomato farmers affected by Russian sanctions.

In the fight that lasted for one hour the participants used about 10,000 kilograms of tomatoes.

To avoid completely wasting the food, the remaining pulp will be used as a source for making biogas, according to one of the organisers, Joep Verbunt.

Sep 15 16:54

MEGA BEX ALERT - Washington Risks Falling for Syria's ISIS Strategy, Again

But the White House is vowing to fight, declaring the United States is now at war with ISIS and will build an international coalition to crush the group. So far, the most enthusiastic response has come from the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. It’s hardly surprising. In fact, it follows a consistent Syrian tactic of using Islamic militants to create instability — and then relying on the U.S. to destroy them.

Washington fell for it once, and may do so again. ISIS is in many ways a creation of the Syrian regime. Now Syria wants the U.S. to destroy the group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the latest propaganda is that ISIS is all Assad's fault, which makes as little sense as last year's propaganda that Assad was gassing his own Alawite supporters with a banned chemical weapons right in front of UN chemical weapons inspectors on the very day they arrived! The fact is that the US created and funded ISIS to use against Assad, only in classic blowback fashion ISIS went rogue and moved into Iraq, bolstered by the Iraqi people who want their country back from its US puppet rulers, much as Iran did in 1979 and Libya is doing today.

Sep 15 16:54

Louis-Vincent Gave: Euro Crisis 2.0

Sep 15 16:52

US Envoy in Kiev red-faced after posting unverified shots on Twitter

US ambassador to Ukraine has been uploading pictures from military drills in western Ukraine to his Twitter feed. However, some bloggers noticed something just wasn't quite right.

Sep 15 16:43

Jesus the Son of Tiberius Julius Pantera!!

A tombstone inscription of Tiberius Julius Pantera is in a museum in the land of Saint Martin Luther.

Satan the devil, in a mocking parody and counterfeit of the virgin birth, used a Roman soldier named Tiberius Julius Pantera to rape a young Jewish woman named Miriam.

Tiberius was stationed in Israel; he adopted the illegitimate son born to Miriam, and gave him the Latin name JESUS!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Monty Python's "Life of Brian" was closer to the truth than we thought! :)

Sep 15 16:43

End 'panic' measures undermining fight against Ebola: Ghana

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called for the easing of restrictions on West African nations fighting Ebola, saying "panic" measures had led to isolation and undermined the battle against the disease.

Airlines have halted many flights into and around West Africa, where governments have closed some borders and imposed travel restrictions in a bid to fight an Ebola outbreak that has killed over 2,400 people.

Experts have warned such moves are counter-productive as economies are crippled by the lack of trade and it becomes harder to move aid workers and supplies to fight the virus around the region.

Sep 15 16:41

Flashback 2013: Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -94.7C (-135.8F)

Newly analysed Nasa satellite data from east Antarctica shows Earth has set a new record for coldest temperature ever recorded: -94.7C (-135.8F).

It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7C (-135.8F). Then on 31 July of this year, it came close again: -92.9C (-135.3F).

The old record had been -89.2C (-128.6F).

Sep 15 16:28

NASA Obliterates All Records For Fake Data

I speculated a few months ago that NASA and NOAA have been instructed to make 2014 the hottest year ever, and it is becoming apparent that I was correct. After a big cool down in August, NASA has declared it to be the “hottest August ever.”

Sep 15 16:18

Switzerland Is Voting To Get Its Gold Back

Sep 15 16:10

911 and the classified 28 pages hype a ploy on Saudi Arabia

...Why keep and classify why not just throw it away? Because it's a useful tool in the future should the US need leverage over SA which they do because SA is the main financial backer of ISIS...

Sep 15 15:51

MIT Scientist Exposes Consequence of Monsanto’s Glyphosate & Aluminum Cocktail

By 2025, half the kids born in the U.S. will be diagnosed with autism, according to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She, like many others says autism isn’t just genetic – it is almost surely due to environmental factors. Just a couple of those factors are Monsanto’s RoundUp (glyphosate) and heavy exposure to a cocktail of heavy metals, including aluminum.

Sep 15 15:46

Gun Owners of America Defending the Second Amendment in Court

This case has national implications, as the courts continue to chip away at the Second Amendment and the DC v. Heller decision from 2008.

Sep 15 15:46

Honolulu city officials vote to transfer homeless to former WWII internment camp

In a move that reeks of inhumanity and cruelty, the Honolulu, Hawaii city council approved several measures last week that criminalize the homeless population including an ordinance that bans sleeping or lying down on sidewalks. More ominously, plans are being made to transfer 100 of the most “chronic” homeless from Waikiki, the world famous tourist destination, to Sand Island, home to a former World War II internment camp for Japanese-Americans, wastewater treatment plant and former dump. During the early 1900’s, the island was also used as a quarantine station for immigrants.

Sep 15 15:34

Enterovirus D-68 could be cause of surge of admissions at Ontario hospital

Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer is advising parents to be aware of a respiratory virus that may be linked to dozens of cases of sick children in the U.S.

Sep 15 15:32

The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech

Neo-Luddism began to emerge in the postwar period. First after the emergence of nuclear weapons, and secondly when it became apparent new computer technologies had the power to change our lives completely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't the new technologies that are the problem, but the misuse of those technologies by government and corporations.

Sep 15 15:30

Finland to continue with Rosatom nuclear project, despite sanctions - Prime Minister

Finland will not drop its plans to construct a nuclear power plant with Russia’s Rosatom. The project “will not shake Finland’s reputation” and “shouldn’t be mixed with politics,” Prime Minister Alexander Strubb told Radio Suomi.

Sep 15 15:29

‘Hai’: Okinawa pro-independence campaigners look to Scotland for inspiration

Campaigners from the southern Japanese region of Okinawa have traveled to Scotland to find inspiration in the ‘Yes’ campaign and boost support for their own independence bid.

Although Okinawa’s independence movement is much smaller than Scotland’s, local activists say a sovereign state free from economically debilitating US military bases and Tokyo subsidies provide a firm basis for self-determination.

Sep 15 15:23

UK Hints At Next Reserve Currency, To Issue Chinese Yuan-Denominated Bond

Yuanification continues around the world. As The USA attempts to corral its allies in a 'broad coalition', an increasing number of people - including domestic economic policy advisors - are shifting away from the USD as primary reserve currency. However, the move by British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, announced Friday, is likely the most notable yet in the world's de-dollarization. As Xinhua reports, the British government intend to be the first nation (ex-China) to issue Renminbi denominated bond and to use the proceeds to finance the government's reserves of foreign currency. Osborne described this dialogue outcome as "a historic moment" and a statement of British confidence in the potential of the RMB to become "the main global reserves currency".

Sep 15 15:20

Bank Of America Has A Message For Its European Depositors: "We May Charge You"

Because Mario Draghi wasn't joking about that whole NIRP thing. And yes, negative deposit rates mean just that.

Sep 15 15:19

Respiratory Virus, Enterovirus D68, Likely Infected Thousands

The respiratory virus that’s been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Sep 15 15:18

CABO SAN LUCAS UNDER ATTACK BY #ODILE – PICTURES FROM TWITTER [PHOTOS]

Sep 15 15:13

Secret missile tests or space junk falling back to earth? Mysterious bright lights reported from coast to coast baffle astronomers

Mysterious bright lights in the sky have been baffling astronomers and amazing the public from coast to coast all weekend.

Reports of unusual red and blue lights streaking across the sky from San Francisco to Washington DC have been coming in since Friday, with seasoned sky watchers claiming that they are moving too slow to be meteors.

Some have speculated that they could be a secret missile test or space junk falling to earth, but as of Monday morning there was no word from NASA or the Defense Department to confirm either of these theories.

Sep 15 15:04

Before His Death, Father Of ADHD Admitted It Was A Fictitious Disease

The purpose all along for pathologizing ADHD symptoms, of course, was to generate more profits for the drug industry. According to the citizen watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHRI), roughly 20 million American children today are taking dangerous, but expensive, psychiatric drugs for made-up behavioral conditions like ADHD. And another one million or so children have been blatantly and admittedly misdiagnosed with phony behavioral conditions for which psychiatric medications are being prescribed.

"Remember, there are two ways drug companies can make money: Invent new drugs, and invent new diseases already invented drugs can treat," writes Dr. Jay Parkinson, M.D., M.P.H., about the fake disease-creation industry.

Sep 15 14:58

'Life could exist on Mars': Analysis of 1.3 billion-year-old meteorite suggests that the red planet is STILL habitable

Fresh studies on a meteorite that landed on Earth more than a century ago have reignited the debate about the possibility of life on Mars.

The 1.3 billion-year-old Nakhla meteorite seems to contain a feature that could have been created by a biological process or in water under the Martian surface.

While not direct evidence of life on Mars, the feature suggests that large asteroids hit Mars in the past, possibly creating conditions where life could survive.

Sep 15 14:51

Coalition of Civil Liberty Advocates and Intelligence Community Whistleblowers Oppose USA Freedom Act

A joint letter released by the coalition outlines numerous concerns with the legislation, including ambiguous language that is open to abuse, the failure to include provisions specifically protecting the rights of Americans, and the reauthorization of key sections of the USA PATRIOT Act relating to intelligence gathering.

“As long as S. 2685 contains ambiguous language that can be abused by the Intelligence Community and lacks language that clearly protects innocent Americans, we believe that focusing on USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization next year, remedies in the courts, aggressive confirmation hearings for personnel, and defunding of Intelligence Agencies are more constructive paths forward.”

Sep 15 14:47

WOO! We’re Number 32!

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world. Way to go, Washington.

Sep 15 14:46

Snowden: 'If You Live in New Zealand, You Are Being Watched'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has penned a firm rebuke to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, accusing the head of state of "not telling the truth about mass surveillance" and issuing this plainly worded warning to residents of the country: "If you live in New Zealand, you are being watched."

Sep 15 14:44

Ukraine hosts military drills led by US and joined by NATO

A total of 1,300 troops from 15 nations, either active NATO members or would-be members, have come together for a military exercise in western Ukraine – even as the fragile truce in the east of the country barely holds.

Sep 15 14:43

Record S&P 500 Masks 47% of Nasdaq Mired in Bear Market

Beneath the U.S. stock market’s record-setting gains, trouble is stirring.

About 47 percent of stocks in the Nasdaq Composite (CCMP) Index are down at least 20 percent from their peak in the last 12 months while more than 40 percent have fallen that much in the Russell 2000 Index and the Bloomberg IPO Index. That contrasts with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX), which has closed at new highs 33 times in 2014 and where less than 6 percent of companies are in bear markets, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Sep 15 14:33

Retrial Begins for Detroit Cop who Killed 7-Year-Old in ‘Reality Show Shooting’

Jury selection began Monday in the retrial for a Michigan police officer accused of killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house while being followed by a reality-TV camera crew. The cop is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Sep 15 14:33

Israel's Genocidal War on Palestine Without End

It's longstanding Israeli policy. Palestinians aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman.

It wants them eliminated. It wants Jewish exclusivity. It wants maximum Jews and minimum Arabs.

Israel's entire history is blood-drenched. Depravity defines it. It's longstanding genocidal war on Palestine reflects it.

In 1985, then Israeli president Chaim Herzog said:

"We are certainly not willing to make partners of the Palestinians in any way in a land that was holy to our people for thousands of years. There can be no partner with the Jews of this land."

Sep 15 14:32

The UN Is Pulling Most Of Its Peacekeepers Out Of Syria As Situation 'Deteriorates Severely'

The UN is quietly pulling back from the parts of the peacekeeper-administered military disengagement zone separating the Israeli and Syrian-controlled sections of the Golan Heights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In effect opening the door for an Israeli invasion of Syria!

Sep 15 14:30

Miami Vice Prodigal son Wall Street

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the video clip I just mentioned on the radio show in connection to the story about how Citi, Deutsche Bank, Bank Of America Were Channels For Sending Drug Money To Colombia.

Sep 15 14:26

$200 million of HSBC's settlement will come from taxpayers

WASHINGTON - Friday’s $550 million settlement between the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and HSBC North American Holdings Inc. can be treated as a tax write-off by the bank, shifting $192.5 million onto taxpayers. Because the FHFA did not specify that the settlement payment cannot be treated as a regular business expense, HSBC will be able to deduct the entirety of the $550 million payment.

“The FHFA has failed to protect taxpayers,” said Michelle Surka, program associate with the United States Public Interest Research Group. “Every dollar of lost revenue from HSBC’s write off will be borne by ordinary Americans in the form of program cuts, higher taxes, or more national debt.”

Sep 15 14:18

Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.62 while a six-month bill sold for $9,997.73. That would equal an annualized rate of 0.015 percent for the three-month bills and 0.046 percent for the six-month bills.

Sep 15 14:17

US spies have two bases in New Zealand: Snowden

Renegade former American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden claims the US National Security Agency, for which he used to work, has a facility in Auckland and another in the north. "You are being watched."

Snowden, who is sheltering in Moscow from US attempts to extradite him on espionage charges, appeared by video link before a capacity crowd at the Kim Dotcom-organised Moment of Truth event in Auckland Town Hall last night.

Sep 15 14:16

BEX ALERT - Half of North American bird species threatened by climate change

Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday.

Sep 15 14:15

When Rulers Can’t Understand the Ruled

Johns Hopkins study finds significant gap in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washingtonians and the Americans they govern.

Activist Post

Johns Hopkins University political scientists wanted to know if America’s unelected officials have enough in common with the people they govern to understand them.

The answer: Not really...

Sep 15 14:04

Obama urges Scotland not to ruin America's 'special relationship' with Britain by voting for independence

Barack Obama tonight urged Scottish voters not to break apart ‘one of the closest allies we’ll ever have’ by voting for independence on Thursday.

The dramatic intervention, just three days before Scotland goes to the polls, will infuriate Alex Salmond - with the battle for independence set to be decided by the smallest of margins.

Up to half a million voters remain undecided - with concerns over the future of Scotland’s place in major international organisations like the EU, Nato and the UN still hotly debated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet that convinces more Scots to vote for independence.

Sep 15 14:04

Russia to build 8 power plants in Iran: Iranian minister

The Iranian minister said four plants will be built in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, two in eastern city of Tabas, and two in the northwestern city of Sahand.

Sep 15 13:58

Desperate Californians steal water from fire hydrants as rich community pays half a million dollars for overwatering lawns

The ongoing water crisis in California has sparked an apparent crime wave in some parts of the state, with desperate residents illegally taking water from fire hydrants in the middle of the night to keep their lawns green and their animals happy.

Sep 15 13:56

GM Faces 125 Death Compensation Claims on Ignition Switch

General Motors Co. (GM) has received 125 claims of fatalities so far related to defective ignition switches in its cars, according to the first batch of applications to a victims’ compensation fund.

Sep 15 13:33

Petrodollar Panic: EU Officials Admit Buying Oil From ISIS

We recently explained how ISIS remains so well funded but what was unclear was who exactly what purchasing their 'recently-provisioned' oil reserves? The assumption being some desperate third-world nation or some scheming offshore hedge-fund arbitrageur; however, as Sott.net reports, a senior European Union official has revealed that some EU member states have purchased oil from ISIL Takfiri militants despite their rhetoric against the group. The official declined to disclose any names but Turkey remains a front-runner (having already shunned President Obama) and potentially France (after their recent anti-Petrodollar comments).

Sep 15 13:31

WTF? Common Core: 6th Graders Taught How to Use Strap-On Dildo

Shocking images out of a classroom in Nebraska illustrate how 11-12 year olds in 6th grade are being taught under new federally mandated Common Core educational standards how to use strap-on dildos. -- The pictures were taken by a student with a cellphone camera. They show a teacher demonstrating how to use a strap-on sex toy in a number of different positions.

Sep 15 13:30

Supreme Court justice warns of drones creating 'Orwellian' future

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has voiced concerns that, without sufficient protections, the age of unmanned drones and ubiquitous surveillance will usher in an “Orwellian world.”

Sep 15 13:29

An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN

What a strange and harrowing road we’ve walked since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade a freedom-loving people to march in lockstep with a police state.

Sep 15 13:25

Mock nuclear explosion drill being conducted next week

Regional West Medical Center [in Scottsbluff, Nebraska] is participating in a 21 – agency emergency disaster next week. The scenario? A nuclear explosion near Interstate 80.

Sep 15 13:18

Steve Jobs To His Kids: Don’t Use Ipads

Technocratic elites realize electronic devices are tools of distraction, dumbing down -- A recent New York Times article exemplified how technological and billionaire elites live by different standards than they prescribe to the American populace.

Sep 15 13:18

Americans Trust the Government Less and Less

Overall, “trust in the three branches of the federal government is collectively lower than at any point in the last two decades,” with those who place a fair amount or great deal of trust in Congress down to 28 percent. At 43 percent, trust in the executive branch has dropped to its lowest point since Watergate. Only the court system fares relatively well, with 61 percent saying they trust the judicial branch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think their numbers are way too high. Let's check that.

Sep 15 13:18

Do you trust the US Government?

YES
2% (22 votes)
NO
98% (1085 votes)
Total votes: 1107
Sep 15 13:16

Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

Commanders and a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five.

Sep 15 13:16

Obama's Perpetual Drone War

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, or ISIL. Since August 8, Obama has mounted at least 154 airstrikes in Iraq.

He will send 475 additional US troops, increasing the total number in Iraq to about 1,600. Obama announced he would conduct "a systematic campaign of airstrikes" in Iraq, and possibly in Syria.

Sep 15 13:13

ISIS ‘targeted Scot to force a Yes vote in referendum’

A leading intelligence expert fears Islamic extremists are deliberately threatening to behead a Scots aid worker to break up the UK.

Sep 15 13:11

How Cops Became Robbers

The government does not have to charge you with a crime, let alone convict you, to take your property. Under federal law and the laws of many states, a forfeiture is justified if the government can show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the seized property is connected to a crime, typically a drug offense.

Sep 15 13:04

Syria’s ‘Moderate’ Rebels Suffer Defections to ISIS

The FSA has a much smaller footprint across Syria than it once did, having lost virtually all of its territory to rival rebels, and seeing mass defections, including large numbers joining ISIS.

Sep 15 13:03

Abbas decides against Palestine joining the ICC

President of the National Palestinian Unity Government Mahmoud Abbas has halted government attempts to try Israel at the International Criminal Court for war crimes particularly those committed in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I'm your puppet..."

Sep 15 12:41

When the CDC Tells Us to Prepare for the Ebola Pandemic, Things Are About to Get Real

Are you ready for the possibility of an Ebola pandemic that will interrupt the day-to-day life of most Americans?

Because now, the CDC has issued a checklist and said that "Now is the time to prepare."

Sep 15 12:39

Malaysia Risks China’s Wrath By Inviting US Spy Flights

Malaysia’s reported invitation to the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea seems likely to intensify China’s anger at US surveillance of the strategic waterway and its disputed islands, analysts say.

Sep 15 12:39

Haftar orders closure of Benghazi port, threatens to shell ships entering Libya

Retired Libyan general Khalifa Haftar on Sunday threatened to order his troops to shoot ships entering the Port of Benghazi if port officials did not heed orders to close it down.

Haftar had earlier accused rival militias of getting arms supplies through the northeastern Libya port.

Sep 15 12:38

Mortar rounds fired from ISIL militants in Syria drop on Turkey

Several mortar shells from Syria dropped on the southeastern Turkish town of Nusaybin on Monday, according to officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I doubt that those mortars were fired by the Syrian rebels. Turkey just refused US use of their basses and air space. Why would the Syrian mired mercenaries do something that would lead to Turkey changing their minds?

Sep 15 12:33

1937 parallels for today's global economy

The depression that followed the stock-market crash of 1929 took a turn for the worse eight years later, and recovery came only with the enormous economic stimulus provided by the second world war, a conflict that cost more than 60 million lives. By the time recovery finally arrived, much of Europe and Asia lay in ruins.

The current world situation is not nearly so dire, but there are parallels, particularly to 1937. Now, as then, people have been disappointed for a long time, and many are despairing.

They are becoming more fearful for their long-term economic future. And such fears can have severe consequences.

Sep 15 12:28

MIT Scientist Discover Monsanto’s RoundUp Causes Autism

By 2025, half the kids born in the U.S. will be diagnosed with autism, according to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She, like many others says autism isn’t just genetic – it is almost surely due to environmental factors. Just a couple of those factors are Monsanto’s RoundUp (glyphosate) and heavy exposure to a cocktail of heavy metals, including aluminum.

Sep 15 12:26

Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change: ‘He was a stand-up guy'

The Pennsylvania trooper killed in a Friday night police barracks shooting was a hardworking, “stand-up guy,” his friends say.

Now, Bryon Dickson’s heartbroken friends and family will lay him to rest.

The father-of-two was the only officer killed when a gunman "ambushed" police barracks in Blooming Grove Township during a trooper shift-change, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a Saturday press conference. A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was also injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like a staged operation to build sympathy for the police to counter all the negative press they have been getting with beating up people, writing excessive tickets, and in general ignoring the Bill of Rights. This "ambush" will be used to justify a shoot-first attitude by the police and of course will be useful to the gun-grabber agenda.

Sep 15 12:23

Every American President in the past quarter century has decided to bomb Iraq

Every American President in the past quarter century has now gone on television during prime time to tell the nation and the world that he has decided to bomb Iraq. Most recently it was Barack Obama’s turn, and it was a vexing performance. This is a President who has been stubbornly dedicated to extricating the United States as much as possible from its post-9/11 wars and resisting—in the absence of any good options for decisive action—being drawn into Syria’s catastrophic civil war.

Sep 15 12:16

Our Bubble Economy Is On Its Last Gasp

Over the years I’ve heard the cries of “Economic Collapse Ahead!” more times then I care to remember. I’m sure you have as well. Ever since the crash of 2007-2008, it seems like nearly every internet voice has claimed at one time or another, that we are headed for an apocalyptic market correction (and just around the corner too!). This of course, is not without merit.

Sep 15 12:02

Governors Behaving Badly Give Their States a Unique Place in American History

Even the most cynical of Americans feel that public officials have a duty to uphold the public trust. Since there seems to be fewer and fewer politicians who pursue public service for the good of, well, the public, calls for transparency on the part of our government are how we acknowledge that power can tempt even the most well meaning.

Sep 15 11:56

Corporate Executives Couldn’t Care Less About Civil Liberties

The Washington Post reports that in 2008 the government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to relinquish user data on behalf of the NSA’s PRISM program. Yahoo’s general counselor Ron Bell claims that the recently disclosed lawsuit is proof that the company fought the government “every step of the way.”

Sep 15 11:51

46,496,145: Food Stamp Recipients Can Fill Yankee Stadium 925 Times

In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Sep 15 11:46

Court OKs voter ID in Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November’s election, a federal appeals court said Friday.

Sep 15 11:45

Yahoo Mail To Be Scanned To Find Users Buying Habits

Yahoo is working on an app recommendation algorithm that will suggest new apps for you to buy based on apps you’ve purchased in the past.

Yahoo knows which apps its Yahoo Mail users have downloaded because whenever someone downloads an app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play store, Google and Apple emails that person a receipt.

Sep 15 11:42

Our Nation Depends on Restoring Product Liability

Sadly, we have seen a trend in recent decades for the government to protect corporations against the people, rather than protecting the people against corporations. Along with computers, other industries we are dependent on are being protected against product liability lawsuits, such as vaccine manufacturers, and other biotech corporations. This is a practice typically seen under fascist governments, and it never ends well.

The computers don't last. The software will not install. The aqueducts are leaking. The roads are cracking.

Rome is falling.

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Sep 15 11:27

Scottish independence: Wetherspoons boss says 'there's no reason why a small country can’t thrive'

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has dismissed predictions that Scotland will face a decade of uncertainty if it votes for independence as "nonsense".

The outspoken pubs boss today said it was time for businessmen to stop pontificating on the issue and let the Scots make up their own mind in next week’s vote.

“I think there’s been a massive amount of nonsense talked, especially by businessman, about Scottish independence. There’s no reason why Scotland shouldn’t thrive as an independent economy if that’s what the Scots want. New Zealand has the same population, Switzerland does very well and Singapore with half the population is an economic miracle. There’s no reason why a small country can’t thrive.”

Sep 15 11:21

Scottish independence: Commerzbank says worst case economic scenarios 'exaggerated'

Days after Deutsche Bank reignited the Scottish “no” campaign with terrifying fears that a vote for independence would plunge Scotland back into a 1930s style depression, a rival German financial giant, Commerzbank, has said such speculation has been overdone.

The bank’s economists declared today that “some of the worst case scenarios painted in recent days appear exaggerated,” and provided evidence that Scottish shares have actually outperformed those of the UK as a whole this year, rather than registered any major collapse.

Economist Peter Dixon said: “Whilst the Scottish independence vote has raged, I am struck by just how little the markets have actually moved so far.”

Sep 15 11:21

Obama’s ISIL Strategy Is Riddled With Contradictions

In the past week, Secretary of State John Kerry has marshaled support of some sort from both European nations and from countries in the Middle East for the US push against ISIL. Unfortunately, the resulting coalition is riddled with contradictions that may well cripple it. Here a some of the more important obstacles to a smooth alliance or coherent war plan.

Sep 15 11:06

Urban Outfitters Features "Vintage" Red-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

Completely and utterly disgusting. I won't be walking into Urban Outfitters ever again.

On May 4, 1970, four students were killed and nine other people were wounded on the Ohio university campus after an Army National Guard Unit fired on students protesting the Vietnam War. In response to the incident, Neil Young composed the song “Ohio,” which was performed by his band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Sep 15 11:04

Hillary Clinton hanky panky? Benghazi documents 'screened' by staff

Then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's staff were involved in "hanky panky" as part of damage control for their boss prior to her appearance before lawmakers investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2012. They were instructed to set aside any documents that would hurt Clinton politically and not turn them over to the Accountability Review Board (ARB) that was investigating the alleged missteps by the Obama administration especially those by the State Department, according to reports released on Monday.

Sep 15 10:43

Ron Paul: Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.

Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland’s central bank.

The Swiss referendum is driven by an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the conduct not only of Swiss monetary policy, but also of Swiss banking policy. Switzerland may be a small nation, but it is a nation proud of its independence and its history of standing up to tyranny.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Swiss are about to find out that their Swiss Central Bank is not "theirs" at all, but part of a global enslavement cartel that owes no allegiance or loyalty to the nations in which they do their nefarious business.

Sep 15 10:41

Feds step up terrorist recruitment fight in U.S.

The U.S. Government is planning to step up its fight against recruiting of Americans by groups like the Islamic State in the Iraq and the Levant, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday.

In a video message posted on the Justice Department's website, Holder said a series of cities "across the nation" will be be chosen to participate in a pilot program that will involve an extra effort to combat the message of groups like ISIL and to intervene with those susceptible to that message before they take action.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attorney General Holder, that last statement is contemptibly disingenuous.

For all the policies which bring even more money for the one percenters, and marginalize the American middle ever further into poverty, this administration has been always a slave of the large corporations which put this administration into power, twice.

Decent-paying jobs have been allowed to be offshored/outsourced to the point where decent family people have been forced into taking several minimum wage jobs with absolutely no hope whatsoever for advancement, just to barely pay the rent.

This has, in turn, pushed families, and particularly children, into poverty where getting the next meal can be a big issue.

And this Federally sponsored tsunami of illegal immigrants, many of them bringing illness into this country, unchecked?!? Of course, this will lower the cost of doing business, which large corporations love.

But what about Americans looking frantically, and consistently for work who were born here, or became citizens legally?!? Have these people stopped mattering, in the larger scheme of things, to this Administration?!?

These policies, Attorney General Holder, are NOT how one creates a "...more just, secure, and free society that all Americans deserve."

You, sir, should be ashamed at how President Obama's policies have been hurting this country, both domestically, and internationally.

Of course, I fully understand that before taking your oath of office, you, and all of your associates had your conscience surgically removed.

Sep 15 10:39

French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called ”Caliph,” the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.

Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent.

Sep 15 10:16

Scottish Independence: Establishment Resorts To Scaremongering

Established power hates uncertainty, especially any threat to its grip on the political, economic and financial levers that control society. And so it is with elite fears that the United Kingdom, formed by the 1707 Acts of Union, could be on the verge of unravelling.

Sep 15 10:10

Genetic Roulette

Sep 15 10:07

Lethbridge student suspended for dealing banned Pepsi from locker

A Grade 12 student in Lethbridge, Alta., was suspended last week for dealing Pepsi to fellow students out of his locker.

Keenan Shaw was suspended for two days by Winston Churchill high school for selling the soft drink to students, violating a school policy that only permits diet pop on the premises.

Shaw says he was told the sales violated the nutrition and marketing policies, and that he was operating a business without a licence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the schools are forcing the kids to drink aspartame?

Sep 15 10:05

LATEST ISIS SPOOFS

Sep 15 09:44

6 Years Since Corrupt Banksters Sank The Global Economy

On this day in September 2008, the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers sparked the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Within days of the bankruptcy, the entire American and global financial system was on the point of disintegration.

Reporting on the Lehman disaster on September 16, 2008, the World Socialist Web Site noted that it marked “a new stage in the convulsive crisis of American capitalism.”

Sep 15 09:42

Decapitation American Style

America’s anti-humanism can cause shock among hyenas, vultures and other creatures that feed on death in accordance with rather than opposition to nature. But as the empire sinks more deeply into the political economic sewage of its own creation, its weaponized psyche grows more malevolent and the behavior pattern more dangerous. The public has to be nearly lobotomized to allow its leadership to perform at such odds with reality. That is almost the case.

Present postures re the Ukraine and ISIS are so idiotic it’s almost impossible not to think a comedy writer is responsible for the foreign policy directives coming from the mental health crisis center we call our central government.

Sep 15 09:40

Merkel Says No Shift After German Anti-Euro Party Surges

Chancellor Angela Merkel said an electoral surge by Germany’s anti-euro party won’t dictate her policies after it advanced in a region mostly dominated by her Christian Democrats since the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago.

Alternative for Germany swept into two eastern state parliaments yesterday, championing positions from breaking up the euro area to promoting three-child families and fighting crime on Germany’s eastern border. The party, known by the initials AfD in German, took 12.2 percent in Brandenburg and 10.6 percent in Thuringia after winning its first state seats in Saxony last month.

Sep 15 09:39

German man on trial for being Islamic State jihadist played for Jewish football club

A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.

Prosecutors allege that Kreshnik Berisha, who once played for a Jewish football club, travelled last year to Syria and fought with the group before returning to Germany five months later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another Adam Pearlman?

Sep 15 09:39

WHY DID THE WEST CREATE ISIS WHEN THEY ALREADY HAD ZIONISM?

If America had been truly serious about putting Iraq on the right path and instituting a genuine democracy, it would have issued legislation to protect human dignity and the right of the people to live within a framework of liberty, peace, security and safety! Instead, the United States did just the opposite, disrupting Iraq’s civilizational project.

“Strangely enough, America today is fighting ISIS, and has sent experts to Iraq for that very purpose. For whom? For the love of Iraqis? And for whose benefit does America support ISIS and provide it with weapons in Syria? For whose benefit does it support the al-Nusra Front? … Today it is essential for us to stand against, pay careful attention to, and analyze carefully, all American and Israeli plans. We must all join to defeat their criminal designs for undermining Iraq, and their tool of implementation, ISIS.”

Sep 15 09:38

ZIONISM Vs ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors

Sep 15 09:34

Warner Bros. Sues New York Bar For Playing 80-Year Old Song

Warner Bros. has filed a lawsuit against a small bar from Amityville, New York, for playing one of their songs without permission. The track in question is not a recent pop song, but the 80-year old love song "I Only Have Eyes for You" which first appeared in Warner's 1934 movie "Dames."

Sep 15 09:34

Mystery of the cancer cluster killing Chinese workers at factory that makes new iPhone 6: 13 struck by leukaemia in SAME plant...

Apple is investigating its supply chain after the discovery of a disturbing cluster of leukaemia deaths among young workers at a factory in China where millions of its iPhones are made.

Sep 15 09:33

Obama Fourth President in a Row to Go on Prime-Time TV to Announce Bombing of Iraq

Presidential traditions can be great. There’s nothing like seeing happy children at the annual Easter Egg Roll or the goofy looks the leader of the world’s most powerful nation gets when pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey. But there’s one tradition that President Barack Obama has continued that he probably should have discontinued: announcing a bombing campaign in Iraq, and possibly Syria, to try to defeat ISIS, which has taken over significant territory in those countries.

Sep 15 09:29

US government threatens to prosecute families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff

New details have emerged of threats of prosecution made against the families of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were brutally beheaded on video by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The gruesome murders of Foley and Sotloff have been seized upon as highly opportune events by the Obama administration, quite consciously and rapidly exploiting their deaths to justify expanding its war in the Middle East and operations targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Sep 15 09:10

Flashback: UK man wins court case against BBC for 911 cover up

Tony Rooke refused to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World

Trade Center Building 7 over 20 minutes before it occurred. WTC 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was not hit by a plane on 9/11 but collapsed at free-fall speed later that day.

So Rooke said the BBC had to have had prior knowledge to a terror attack making them complicit in the attack. He presented the BBC footage to the judge along with a slew of other evidence, and the judge agreed that Rooke had a reasonable case to protest. Rooke was found not guilty and he was not fined for failure to pay the licensing fee.

Sep 15 08:57

Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?

“In the implementing of their policies, our western partners– the United States first and foremost – prefer to be guided not by international law, but by force. They believe in their own ‘exceptionalism’, that they are allowed to decide on the fate of the world, and that they are always right.”

– Russian President Vladimir Putin

“What did we do to deserve this? What did we do to deserve being bombed from planes, shot at from tanks, and have phosphorous bombs dropped on us? ….That we wanted to live the way we want, and speak our own language, and make friends with whom we want?”

– Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic, The Vineyard of the Saker

Sep 15 08:47

The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months

The idea that the Obama administration has the budget deficit under control is a complete and total lie. According to the U.S. Treasury, the federal government has officially run a deficit of 589 billion dollars for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2014. But this number is just for public consumption and it relies on accounting tricks which massively understate how much debt is actually being accumulated. If you want to know what the real budget deficit is, all you have to do is go to a U.S. Treasury website which calculates the U.S. national debt to the penny. On September 30th, 2013 the U.S. national debt was sitting at $16,738,183,526,697.32. As I write this, the U.S. national debt is sitting at $17,742,108,970,073.37. That means that the U.S. national debt has actually grown by more than a trillion dollars in less than 12 months. We continue to wildly run up debt as if there is no tomorrow, and by doing so we are destroying the future of this nation.

Sep 15 08:33

Inflation Watch: How Much $1 Used To Get You!

Sep 15 08:27

This Is What Happens When The 'Unrigged' Market Breaks

It appears Rule 575 is having an impact today. Quietly this morning, CBOE traders were told at 1027ET that the S&P 500 index was "currently unavailable for trading." As the following chart shows, this halted a drop in the market and instantly enabled a levitation to near the day's highs. Unrigged?

Sep 15 08:25

Why Scotland Has All The Leverage, In One Chart

As always, the bottom line is about leverage and bargaining power. It is here that, miraculously, things once again devolve back to, drumroll, oil, and the fact that an independent Scotland would keep 90% of the oil revenues! As we showed several days ago, Scotland's oil may be the single biggest wildcard in the entire Independence movement. It is this oil that as SocGen's Albert Edwards shows earlier this morning, is what gives Scotland all the leverage.

Sep 15 08:24

What if Scotland Were a U.S. State?

To put into perspective what the loss of Scotland might feel like to the U.K., let’s think about the country as if it were a U.S. state. Scotland’s gross domestic product was about $211 billion in 2013. That puts it right in the middle of the pack among the 50 states.

However, Scotland means a great deal more to the U.K. than most states do to the broader U.S. The Scottish economy accounted for about 8.4 percent of the U.K.’s GDP last year. Only Texas (8.9 percent) and California (13.2 percent) accounted for a larger share of the U.S. economy.

Sep 15 08:17

Peak Summer Temperatures Plummeting In The Midwest

Prior to 1950, the Midwest never had a summer which didn’t reach 100 degrees. Summers which don’t reach 100 degrees happen all the time now, with the last two summers among the coolest on record.

Sep 15 08:13

Giganews Is An FBI Operation

Sep 15 08:11

The New World Order is Advancing

The events currently unfolding across the globe are designed to centralize power and resources, which is the ultimate goal of the globalists.

Sep 15 08:10

Carney still White House ‘propagandist’ now posing as tie-less CNN analyst

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is essentially doing the same job since being taken on by CNN – serving as propagandist for the government, award-winning journalist Ben Swann told RT.

Sep 15 08:10

Patriot Act’s absurd new spawn: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse

Congress may be preparing to reinforce two horrible FISA Court decisions and an abusive government search with no debate in the coming weeks: a decision to give national security orders unlimited breadth, one making it legal for the government to investigate Americans for activities protected under the First Amendment, and the FBI’s “back door” searches of Americans’ communication content collected under the FISA Amendment Act Section 702 authority.

Sep 15 08:09

Public Schools Are Making BILLIONS Off ADHD Scam

Sep 15 08:08

China forming plans to take away gold market and price discovery power from U.S.

Since the beginning of the year, and perhaps even going back to the end of the 2008 credit crisis, gold and silver markets in both London and the U.S. have seen a massive amount of manipulation by the bullion banks in an effort to protect the dollar and reserve currency at the same time the Federal Reserve began implementing the policies of ZIRP, QE, and direct monetizing of U.S. debt. This of course has led the spot price of gold in the physical, paper, and futures markets to become depressed so much that several global miners no longer are able to make a profit from excavating and refining the precious metals.

Sep 15 08:04

Sen. Graham: Obama’s ISIS Plan ‘Fantasy,’ ‘Delusional’

Sen. Lindsey Graham went off on President Obama’s plan for combatting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, saying the plan to not put boots on the ground in Syria is “fantasy” and that the administration’s approach to the matter is “delusional.”

“This idea that we’re never going to have boots on the ground in Syria is fantasy. All this has come home to roost after the last three years of incompetent decisions,” said Graham.

Graham, who appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” was extremely critical of the president not considering putting boots on the ground, saying it is needed in order to combat ISIS.

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Okay Lindsey, if you really feel that way, here's your rifle and here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA's torture centers and we think the cleaners got most of the blood out. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we will call Assad and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself.

But We The People remember the lies about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember the lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq.

We The People remember how only a year ago you tried to trick us into war with Syria with more lies about poison gas.

The prudent assumption is that the current spate of theatrical beheadings is just more of the same.

Sep 15 07:59

We are not afraid - Scttish Independence

“You may have scared me and my family for a short time but as is the pattern from Westminster, your lies were uncovered and you failed to capture me in your disgusting web of deceit.“

Sep 15 07:58

Pro-independence Scots protest at BBC against ‘liar’ journalist

Pro-independence Scots rallied outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters on Sunday to protest the public broadcaster’s pro-union “bias” and demand the resignation of political editor Nick Robinson.

Waving Scottish flags and “Yes Scotland” banners, protesters chanted, “You can stick your license fee up your a***!” while banners read “Auntie Beeb, anti-democracy, anti-truth”.

Sep 15 07:58

Lebanon's blackout begins to ease

The electricity shutdown that Lebanon has been experiencing since 9:30 a.m. Monday would be fixed in a matter of hours, Electricite du Liban said in a statement, with power already having been restored to some areas.

“The network received a shock on the Boushrieh- Jamhour 66 Kv line, which resulted in the disconnection of all production units from the network and stopped electricity flow to most Lebanese areas,” EDL’s statement said.

An EDL executive had confirmed the blackout to The Daily Star earlier Monday, and said the incident was due to a malfunction at the Zahrani power plant.

Sep 15 07:57

John McCain DESTROYED By True American Patriot

Sep 15 07:57

'Germans fed up with NATO allies & US wars' – Frmr Defense Secretary

Sep 15 07:50

Beyond The War On ISIS

Since the 9/11 attack, a new era has begun in favor of the American neoconservative elites.
Bush's administration declared war against al-Qaeda, and promised the American people to punish every person involved in 9/11 catastrophe.
Bush accused the former Iraqi regime of supporting al-Qaeda prior Iraq's invasion, and he also accused saddam's regime of reserving weapons of massive destruction. However, these accusations are now well-known to be deceptions. In fact, Saddam's regime was secular totalitarian regime which fought religious-based militias and assassinated many religious figures inside Iraq.

Oil is the keyword

George W. Bush is, by far, the most ignorant American president. For example, he had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language". And he had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro (#4)" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again.

Sep 15 07:49

ECHR case challenges UK government over surveillance of journalists’ communications

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is asking a European court to rule on whether UK legislation properly protects journalists’ sources and communications from government scrutiny and mass surveillance.

The Bureau’s application was filed with the European Court of Human Rights on Friday. If the court rules in favour of the application it will force the UK government to review regulation around the mass collection of communications data.

The action follows concerns about the implications to journalists of some of the revelations that have come out of material leaked by Edward Snowden.

Sep 15 07:48

Debunked: Ex-Im Bank Myths

Sep 15 07:47

The Silver Sentiment Cycle

The patterns are similar, but the potential rally from present prices in 2014 looks like it could be even larger than the 1977 – 1980 rally. Why? See below. In the early 1970s silver went from “ho-hum” to “enthusiasm” to “wow, who would believe it could go to $6.40?” After the 2008 crash silver went from “going back to 5 bucks” to “enthusiasm” to “wow, who would believe it could go above $45?”

As a reminder, after silver rallied to the then astounding price of $6.40 in early 1974, it crashed back to $3.80 and then traded sideways for 2 years. Less than 3 years later it had briefly traded at $50.00, due to a combination of inflation, debt and deficits, political issues, conflict with the USSR, fear, a market corner, and dollar weakness.

Sep 15 07:46

Human Rights Watch Blasts the FBI’s ‘Terror Informant’ Industry

Here one prime example of the FBI’s Informant Industry – ever since the two Tsarnaev brothers were announced by the FBI as their “prime suspects” in the Boston Bombing which occurred on Monday April 15th, 2013, every major US media network and government agency had assumed (along with President Obama) that these suspects were guilty – based solely a single photograph claiming to place them as fleeing the scene of the alleged bombing. The FBI claimed to not know the names and identities of the brothers when they released their pictures to the world press, pleading, ‘please send us any information relating to these two new faces’. 21WIRE quickly discovered that not only did the FBI know who BOTH brothers were, but elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev had already been recruited by the agency as an informant (his file is likely classified, meaning the public are not allowed to know the real story), and was most likely working for either the FBI or another agency in that capacity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something those of you reading this who happen to be informants should remember about the people that you work for. They will kill you if they see an advantage in it.

Sep 15 07:44

Comcast Tells Customers to Stop Using Tor Browser

Embattled Comcast has another complaint about customer service to add to its growing list. The cable and Internet provider has been telling customers that their service will be terminated if they don’t stop using the Tor web browser. According to a report by Deep.Dot.Web, multiple accounts of Comcast customer service crossing into monitoring customer activity online have been reported to them.

Comcast agents have reportedly contacted customers who use Tor, a web browser that is designed to protect the user’s privacy while online, and said their service can get terminated if they don’t stop using Tor. According to Deep.Dot.Web, one of those calls included a Comcast customer service agent named Jeremy, who allegedly described Tor as an “illegal service.” The use of Tor was then described as against Comcast usage policy.

Sep 15 07:41

Liberia Running Out Of Room For Ebola Patients

There is not a single empty bed available for an Ebola patient in Liberia right now, but thousands more cases are expected in the coming weeks. Entire families have been driving around in taxis looking for some place that will take their sick family members, but every treatment facility is already full.

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