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July 2, 2015

Jul 02 11:39

Activists Campaign for Binding Human Rights Treaty at the UN

Friends of the Earth International and other activists from the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and the Treaty Alliance, a growing global alliance of civil society groups, are campaigning for a legally binding international treaty to prevent and remedy corporate human rights abuses.

Jul 02 11:28

Keiser Report: On the Verge of Despotism

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how it is that Aristotle predicted this day of financial and economic despotism.

Jul 02 11:02

7/7 London Bombings: no closure for families a decade on: call for independent enquiry, Tony Gosling

Angela Belassie interviews Tony Gosling about the worrying anomalies which have trickled out since the 7/7 London Bombings which happened a decade ago.

Jul 02 10:38

Texas Town Is Charging Us $79,000 for Emails About Pool Party Abuse Cop

Days after McKinney, Texas, police officer Eric Casebolt was filmed pointing his service weapon at a group of unarmed black teenagers at a pool party this month, Gawker submitted a Public Information Act request to the city of McKinney asking to see Casebolt’s records and any emails about his conduct sent or received by McKinney Police Department employees. Today, we received a letter from the city’s attorneys claiming that fulfilling our request would cost $79,229.09.

Jul 02 10:30

The US Is Woefully Unprepared for a War with Russia

Unlike Russia, which has been building up its military prowess since the end of the Cold War, our military has spent the past 15 years bogged down in quagmires involving insurgencies. And by their nature, insurgencies have completely different tactics, equipment, organizational structures, and goals, that are often diametrically opposed to those of a nation-state.

That means our military has spent more than a decade training and equipping its personnel for fighting decentralized, low-budget enemies. One must wonder if they’re still prepared to go toe to toe with an effective conventional military. To answer that question, you only have to take a look at the state of our air power to see that our politicians are in way over their heads when it comes to fighting the Russians.

Jul 02 10:29

Cuba Becomes First Country to Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Jul 02 10:24

Was Timothy McVeigh a Government Agent? This video of His Secret Life Will Shake You!

Jul 02 10:23

Bangor sets record for low temperatures in six-month period

A city record for low temperatures spanning more than seven decades has been broken, according to the National Weather Service.

The average temperature in Bangor from Jan. 1 to June 30 was 34 degrees, breaking the city’s record for lowest average temperatures over a six-month span.

Jul 02 10:21

U.S. unprepared for chemical attack as Islamic State nears Syria’s stockpile

The U.S. government is unprepared for a chemical attack against the homeland, a new report shows, even as the Islamic State takes responsibility for more terror attacks around the world and inches closer to gaining access to Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, those eeeeeeeeevil Syrian chemical weapons Obama and Kerry keep insisting are there but which were all destroyed as part of the Russian peace deal?

Jul 02 10:17

Civil Forfeiture Now Requires A Criminal Conviction In Montana And New Mexico

Enabled by civil forfeiture laws, police can seize and keep property without the government ever filing criminal charges. Innocent Americans actually must prove their own innocence in court if they ever hope to regain their property. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies routinely seize property and pad their budgets with forfeiture revenue. Outlets as diverse as The New Yorker and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have detailed this travesty of justice.

Jul 02 10:17

VT producers dumping obscene amounts of milk

Jul 02 10:17

Donald Trump: Only rich people should be allowed to play golf

The major golf organizations are likely to want a mulligan after a shamelessly tepid response to Donald Trump's racist remarks about Mexican immigrants.
But then again, golf has always been a bigoted sport. And still is.

That joint statement issued Wednesday by the LPGA, PGA Tour, PGA of America and USGA -- who are all connected to Trump via tournaments -- insisted the organizations don't share Trump's inflammatory views on immigrants.

Jul 02 10:16

Factory Orders Scream Recession: Annual Drop Biggest Since 2008

This has never happened outside of recession... Year-over-year, factory orders dropped 6.3% (adjusted) but 8% non-adjusted, the most since the financial crisis. Against expectations of a 0.5% drop MoM, manufacturers saw new orders tumble 1.0% and previous months were revised dramatically lower. Factory orders has now missed 10 of the last 11 months.

Jul 02 10:15

Federal judge erases Maui voters, bows to Monsanto

Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway just told Maui voters: you’re canceled.

Last November, Maui County passed a ballot measure that would put a stop to all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experiments, until an independent investigation could assess the harm to health.

Promptly, Monsanto and Dow sued, the result of the vote was put on hold and never enforced…and now, all these months later, the ruling has come down.

Judge Mollway decided that state and federal laws governing agriculture trump county laws.

In other words, the people have no voice.

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Jul 02 10:10

Truth is a Crime Against The State — Paul Craig Roberts

The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies.

This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed.

Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one.

Thus, Washington and its vassals are busy at work closing down independent media.

Washington and its vassals have redefined propaganda. Truth is propaganda if it is told by countries, such as Russia and China, that have independent foreign policies.

Propaganda is truth if told by Washington and its puppets, such as the EU Observer.

Jul 02 10:09


“When God created us He didn’t say ‘You’re a Muslim, you’re a Christian, you’re a Jew’.” “We are all humans and I wanted to share the good precious holy moments of Ramadan with other people. Everyone has a different view and perspective we need to share it together to remove the anger and the sadness in the area.”

Jul 02 10:09


Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday.

According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters to prevent them breaking the Israeli-imposed siege on Gaza.

Palestinian citizen of Israel and member of the Israeli parliament Basel Ghattas, former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, Spanish European Parliament member Ana Miranda and Israeli journalist Ohad Hemo have been released.

The other passengers remain in detention at Givon prison in present-day Israel.

Jul 02 10:05

Help Us. Now They’re Coming For The Massachusetts Flag! And Soon, Every State Flag Will Be Changed For One Reason Or Another

Stars and bars? No, an Indian, a star and a blue background. It’s making some libs up here “uncomfortable”. Let the whitewashing of history continue.

Jul 02 09:59

Britain could start bombing ISIS in Syria in the wake of Tunisia attack as Labour says it will consider backing air strikes

This explains why the shootings in Tunisia have had day after day of blanket coverage on the corporate TV news in the UK.

Jul 02 09:54

VA: Worker's response to vet is unacceptable

Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a VA clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

So when he went on Tuesday to another facility, the VA Oakwood, Georgia, Community Based Outpatient Clinic, he flipped on his smartphone camera.

On the video, Dorsey is heard waiting patiently in line for more than 5 minutes. When he reaches the check-in counter, he informs the desk he needs a transfer from the Athens, Georgia, VA system and an appointment.

The response?

"We're not accepting any new patients — not this clinic," the VA employee behind the desk says, without providing any extra information, assistance or follow-on guidance for treatment.

According to Dorsey, his previous experience, getting turned away at the VA clinic in Lawrenceville, Georgia, prompted him to bring his camera to the Oakwood facility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an outrage against our Vets.

As much as I detest wars, because I understand that they are primarily for corporate profit, our Vets need to be taken care of with the best standard of medical care possible, and I mean, Dick Cheney-level care.

This should have NEVER happened to this Vet or any other.

Jul 02 09:51

Tunisia Shooter Trained in LIBYA

Investigators now believe that it is ‘likely’ that the shooter, who took the lives of at least 39 people at a Tunisian holiday resort, trained in neighbouring Libya.

Yes, that would be the same Libya that was subjected to a ‘humanitarian intervention‘, which, far from saving people, turned a functioning sovereign state into a failed state quite literally overnight. Gaddafi’s regime has been seen as a ‘beacon of light’ compared with the state of affairs in Libya today.

Jul 02 09:50

Admission of Hillary Clinton’s classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers

The State Department on Wednesday conceded that two dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails did contain classified information, a fact that could trigger a U.S. policy that authorizes the government to take control of her private server and sanitize the contents.

A former senior intelligence official told The Washington Times the policy also requires the government to check other Internet paths her secret information could have taken.

Jul 02 09:49

David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet

These kinds of statements are cartoonishly evil. They're the kind of ridiculous statements one would have hoped you'd only see in late night TV fictional TV dramas, not coming from an actually elected leader of a major western power.

Jul 02 09:48

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal

POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public will get to see them once the twelve TPP nations reach a final agreement and President Obama seeks congressional approval.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These bills are not for the protection of We the People, but protection of corporate profits, period, end of discussion.

"... the most transparent administration in history", MY ASTROLABE!!

The administration is so terrified of public outrage about these terms, that the public is forbidden to see these treaties until they have been successfully concluded.

How's THAT working for you, in terms of an alleged "transparent presidency"?!?

Jul 02 09:41

US spying went beyond Merkel, ministers targeted: report

New documents released by WikiLeaks show that the United States did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers, the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

German-US relations were badly strained after fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed widespread US foreign surveillance, although a probe into the alleged tapping of Merkel’s mobile phone was dropped last month over a lack of evidence.

But according to the latest revelations the US National Security Agency (NSA) did not limit its snooping activities to Merkel, and showed particular interest in the activities of the ministries of finance, economy and agriculture, Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote.

Jul 02 09:41



Jamie, whose mother was addicted to crack cocaine, was adopted when she was 3. At high school, she fell in with a wayward crowd and started drinking and smoking weed. Since she didn't always get along with her adoptive mom, she lived with a close family friend from her church whom she referred to as her sister. One fall day in 2011, they got into a bad fight over their living arrangements. The friend told police that Jamie threw a brick at her, hitting her in the chest, and then banged the brick so hard on the front door that she broke the glass mail chute. Jamie denies the assault—and the police report notes that the brick may not have hit her friend—but she admitted to officers that she was “mad” and “trying to get back in the house.” The Wayne County court gave her two concurrent six-month sentences, for assault and destruction of a building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the world of juvenile detention in the US, a broken system engineered to create a staggering rate of recidivism.

No child should ever be thrown away and forgotten, in a system which absolutely doesn't work.

Enlightened countries, like Sweden, are closing a number of their prisons, because they don't have enough prisoners to house. Also, the sole focus of incarceration in Sweden is rehabilitation, so that when the inmate is released, they will have job skills, and an ability to move forward with their lives.

There are a lot of Jamies in this country; kids who wind up with their lives ruined from one completely stupid mistake.

IF the USA could get men on the moon, this country do far better by its juvenile prisoners, if there is a will to do so.

Jul 02 09:40

Goldman "Conspiracy Theory" Validated As ECB Expands QE Program

today’s announcement by the ECB seems to prove what we said in “Goldman’s Conspiracy Theory Stunner"; namely that Mario Draghi wants to push Greece over the edge in order to give himself an excuse to expand QE.

Jul 02 09:39

Labor Market Runs in Place; More Jobs, Participation Lowest Since 1977

The U.S. labor market took one step forward and one back in June as job creation advanced while wages stagnated and the size of the labor force receded.

The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The jobless rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent as people left the workforce.

Jul 02 09:38

Trump on Greece's Debt Crisis: "Putin Probably Comes In To Save The Day"

Trump believes if Germany doesn't step in he fears Vladimir Putin will come in and "save the day."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oddly enough, I agree with him.

Jul 02 09:36

That was FAST: Yesterday it was gay marriage; Now look who wants “equal rights”

Using the same tactics used by “gay” rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The difference is that gays have sex by mutual consent of equally mature partners. Pedophiles coerce children into sex, which is usually very painful for the child. That is the difference.

Jul 02 09:32

Germany appoints senior judge to inspect list of NSA targets

Germany on Wednesday named a former senior judge as special investigator to inspect a list of targets that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), causing a political uproar.

Critics have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's staff of giving the German BND foreign intelligence agency the green light to help the NSA spy on European firms and officials, triggering a scandal that has dented Merkel's popularity.

Jul 02 09:31

Both Major U.S. Parties are Plagues on Humanity

The two corporate parties have collaborated in knocking off countries targeted for invasion and regime change. They have both nurtured the jihadist international network that was created under presidents Carter and Reagan. And presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama are complicit in the capital crime of genocide in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996. The presidential nominee of either party must be a ghoul, a fiend, or a banshee.

Jul 02 09:30

‘Not ethically justifiable’: Australian PM challenged over law gagging immigration center workers

Australian health workers have spoken out against a law that makes it illegal for employees to disclose information about immigration detention centers. The group challenged the government to prosecute them for speaking out, citing human rights issues.

Under the Australian Border Force Act, which came into effect on Wednesday, center workers could face up to two years in jail if they disclose information about the facilities.

Jul 02 09:29

FLASHBACK APRIL - Pentagon’s new military strategy calls for preserving US dominion of the world

The US military needs to remain engaged around the world against both rival states and non-state actors, while nurturing regional allies and promoting American values, declares the Pentagon’s new National Military Strategy 2015.

That the United States is “the world’s strongest nation, enjoying unique advantages in technology, energy, alliances and partnerships, and demographics,” is the underlying assumption in thedocument. “However, these advantages are being challenged.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How dare they challenge US rule of the world! Haw dare they dare! How DARE they dare to DARE!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 02 09:25

Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

Dubbed s2n for "signal to noise," the new library comprises just over 6,000 lines of C code. By comparison, OpenSSL consists of more than 500,000 lines of code, with around 70,000 of them devoted to TLS alone.

"Naturally with each line of code there is a risk of error, but this large size also presents challenges for code audits, security reviews, performance, and efficiency," AWS chief security officer Stephen Schmidt said in a blog post announcing s2n.

By implementing TLS from scratch in a leaner library that leaves out "seldom used options and extensions," AWS hopes to make it easier to spot and address security vulnerabilities in the code.

Jul 02 09:24

Europol vs ISIS: Battleground social media

The EU's law enforcement agency is taking on Islamic State's PR machine. Islamists have been getting the upper hand online, and have been recruiting thousands of foreigners for months. Now, Europol is finally creating a team to try and crush the social media propaganda of ISIS.

Jul 02 09:24

How a Dogged L.A. DEA Agent Unraveled the CIA's Alleged Role in the Murder of Kiki Camarena

By the time Camarena's badly decomposed corpse turned up several weeks after his abduction, U.S. agents in Mexico had exposed the ballyhooed success of the drug war as a farce perpetrated by Mexican authorities in league with the traffickers. The Federal Security Directorate (DFS), a Mexican police agency modeled on the FBI and in part created by the CIA, dismissed a fifth of its personnel in the wake of the Camarena murder; 19 of the 31 state-level commanders were replaced.

Jul 02 09:23

Klan camp: KKK developing ‘a mighty army’ of white nationalists at five day training in July

The Ku Klux Klan is encouraging interested citizens to attend a five-day training camp later this month, where students will study leadership skills intended to help them become better advocates of white supremacy in their own communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this reeks to high heaven of psyops, courtesy of some "alphabet soup" federal agency, desperately attempting to stoke race riots in this country.

And one has to ask the questions: who benefits, and why now?!?

There are a number of observations one needs to consider.

Next year is an election year, and the "well-anointed" Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, is drowning in a vortex of self-inflicted baggage. Between the email issue; Benghazi; and the Clinton Foundation's dodgy dealings, and a perverse penchant for awarding arms contracts for money (any country's money), she is dealing with the reality that whatever shred of credibility she may have had with American voters has been well and truly flushed by recent revelations on these issues.

You have a global, and domestic economy in turmoil, with Greece defaulting; Puerto Rico unable to pay its debts; and Ukraine about to default on its IMF loans in about 3 weeks. All of this will affect Americans financially, and in a big way.

You have an administration initially promising "hope and change", which has fundamentally brought that to only the 1% and corporations which have funded it, so that it will continue to do their bidding.

Offshoring/Outsourcing of jobs continues at breakneck speed.

The people who used to earn a decent middle class wage from those manufacturing jobs have been relegated to minimum wage jobs, if they can find them, and we have massive numbers of Americans on pubic assistance, and a huge uptick in child poverty, particularly in the American South.

There are wars, undeclared, but wars nonetheless, which are killing and maiming some of the best and brightest of our youth, all for corporate profit.

So is there some degree of anger among Americans who hoped that voting Obama into office would change their lives for the better, and find themselves now worse off?!? Yes.

But are we being misdirected by this government (as does a magician) away from the fundamental problems which need to be fixed, and toward stirring up race hatred? I would answer yes, and for the following reason.

Race riots would give this administration the excuse they need to suspend the Constitution and Bill of rights, and declare martial law.

And what would that mean, precisely?

That would mean that without First Amendment protections, there could be no legal protests against the brokenness and corruption of our economic system; the continued wars and the new ones most likely to come (most probably against Iran, China, and Russia); and no protests if the draft legislation (National Universal Service Act, H.R 747), which has sitting in committee for two years, gets passed. And BTW, this time, the legislation will not only be coming for our young men, but also our young women as well. There can be no protests against the fast track trade agreements President Obama is crafting, which will provide a sucker punch to the gut to small American businesses.

And who knows?!? Perhaps this administration, after declaring martial law, might just suspend the election well past 2016, so that they can hope that the American people will collectively have such a strong case of ADHD that it will forget about Hillary's baggage, or find another candidate who is more viable.

This is not a time for hatred and race baiting; and please, don't fall for this.

Now is the time for solidarity among all Americans to clearly, calmly call for this administration to fix what is broken; fire the Federal Reserve, which is only another private banking entity, and start making good on their promises to ALL of We the People, not just to the big corporations.

And just to be clear here, I look very much like my European ancestors; but the only race with which I identify.... is the human race.
And that means I understand that I have a personal, moral responsibility to try to lift up all the people I can, in any way that I can.

Jul 02 09:22

LG won't fix malware slinging bloatware update hole

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics' Security Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SEARCH-LAB) says "malicious attackers controlling the network are able to install arbitrary applications" on LG's Android phones, thanks to a flaw in their software update mechanism.

The Lab says the flaw impacts "all Android based LG Smart Phones", thanks to the "Update Centre" LG installs on its hardware to handle upgrades to the non-standard apps it uses to pollute handsets with bloatware add value in a crowded market. SEARCH-LAB says it informed LG of the flaw in November 2014.

"The Update Center application communicates with the host www.lgcpm.com through HTTPS," the SEARCH-LAB team write. "However, the SSL certificate of the server is not verified by the Update Center application at all, thus the connection can be hijacked by a man-in-the-middle attack."

Jul 02 09:20

Greek Democracy and the huge Greek debt

"Democracy is a Greek word, it is natural that the rest of the world does not understand it".
I know that for many years Israel tortures Palestinian people using the Gaza Strip as a polygon for air strikes and artillery. And when are not the bombs raining down death, it is the infantry with rifle and knife. There is a clear imbalance of forces on the ground and yet it is Israel who whines to the whole world his being attacked and the world that (for now) counts for something, believes to Israel.

Jul 02 09:19

BBC Climate Fraud Of The Day

The BBC claims yesterday was the hottest July day on record in the UK

Central England Temperatures have been record for centuries, and they show yesterday was nowhere near the hottest July day.

Jul 02 09:18

Greece 'Has Plan B' if Europe Refuses New Bailout

Athens has drafted a "Plan B" in case the Eurozone turns down the latest bailout request of PM Alexis Tsipras, Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis has said.

"Lack of [money] from the EU is not the end of the world. We have other sources," Lazafanis told Rossiya 24 TV.

Lafazanis failed to elaborate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China and/or Russia?

Jul 02 09:17

Palestinian cinema thrives in London despite festival demise

The vibrant line-up of Palestinian cinema in London this summer comes despite the surprising and somewhat mysterious suspension of the London Palestine Film Festival which, with its program of talks, exhibitions and panels, was able to place the films in a broader context.

The festival, which started out in 1998 as a student venture at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), issued a statement in late May announcing that “After 17 editions of the London Palestine Film Festival, the Palestine Film Foundation has announced that from 2015 it is suspending production of the annual film festival indefinitely.”

According to the statement, the goal of achieving enough funding to run the festival “at the standard deemed necessary” has “continued to elude the organization.”

Jul 02 09:15

Well-known BBC presenter hints Israel may be underdog

So, in the 21st century — these supposedly modern, anti-racist times — how does Israel get away with the chauvinistic behavior of 19th century European settler states without arousing the fury of the masses?

The answer lies in the fact that the masses — accessing their news from the mainstream media — simply don’t know what’s going on.

Mainstream news sources shield Israel from the wrath of millions who, if they were aware of the facts, might be lobbying for change.

The variety of ways in which this cover-up takes place was starkly illustrated in recent weeks by the BBC’s Newsnight program, broadcast every weekday evening and billing itself as providing “analysis and observation of the news agenda.”

Jul 02 09:14

Boycott-hit Orange may dump Israeli partner by mid-2017

Palestine solidarity activists are welcoming an announcement that the French multinational Orange could dump its Israeli affiliate within 18 months.

But campaigners in France and Egypt say they will maintain their call for boycott of the telecom company until it actually ends its complicity in Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

Jul 02 09:13

NSA: Visualize Everything

The National Security Agency, while primarily occupied by sweeping up billions of phone calls, emails, texts and social media messages each day, wants better visual information about the earth and its residents, too, Admiral Michael Rogers said Wednesday.

"Signals intelligence ... ain't enough, you guys," the NSA chief told a gathering of contractors in the geospatial intelligence business. "We gotta create a much broader picture."

We need "the ability to visualize," he explained, because "man is fundamentally a visual creature."

Jul 02 09:12

Pope voices concerns about Greek debt crisis

Pope Francis has expressed concern about the Greek debt crisis, his spokesman told reporters.

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, said that the Pontiff wanted to express his sympathy for the people of Greece, and to say that any solution should be based on the dignity of the human person.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For starters, your Popeness, you might sell off your majority interest in the Beretta Arms company, and that publishing firm that produces porn, and send a check to Athens!

Jul 02 09:07

Feminists upset over statue of man and woman talking

Scene: You're a woman, sitting on a bench reading a book. Your male friend sees you on the quad and comes over to say hello and talk. You put down your book, lean back against the bench and smile. He doesn't sit next to you; instead, he puts his foot on the bench and leans over his knee.

So sexist, right?

That scene is depicted in a statue at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and despite no sign of distress or physical assertion, some women have decided it is a statue of "mansplaining" — a term used to describe men condescendingly explaining something to a woman.

Seriously. Here's the actual statue and the claim of misogyny:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary is counting on the "Vagina Vote" (her campaign's own term for it, so stop the hate emails) to win next year, and is trying to revive the militant male-bash feminism of the 1990s to push it through. But voters of my age remember how there never really was a rape crisis, and that women are not the helpless victims the feminists made them out to be (in the name of empowerment), so something new was needed. The good news; the opening salvo in Hillary's feminist gambit just looks plain silly!

Jul 02 09:02

Sloppy Cyber Threat Sharing Is Surveillance by Another Name

Cybersecurity is a serious problem, but it’s not going to get better with Congress doing whatever it politically can instead of doing what it should. It’s not going to get better by neutering the few privacy protections we have. Good security is supposed to keep your information safe. But these laws will make your private emails and information vulnerable. Lawmakers have got to start listening to experts, and experts are saying the same thing. Don’t just do something, do the right thing. And if you can’t do the right thing, then don’t do anything at all.

Jul 02 09:01

Record 93.6 Million People Not in American Labor Force, Highest Since 1977

While the White House again is smiling through its teeth and claiming, "the strongest two-year job growth since 2000," a record-setting 93,626,000 Americans did not even participate in the nation’s labor force at all in June 2015.

That means that 93.6 million Americans age 16 or older who were not in the military or institutionalized did not hold down a job and didn't try to find one, either.

This is the largest number of people not working or trying to work in this country since 1977.

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Jul 02 09:00

Lebanon tells U.S. mediator it won’t yield its waters to Israel

Lebanon told a senior U.S. official that it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel believed to contain large quantities of natural gas, but expressed willingness to demarcate the area with the help of the U.N. and all concerned parties, sources and experts said Wednesday.

“The message to the Americans was very clear: Lebanon will not give up an inch of its rights in the 870-kilometer maritime zone which is close to Israeli territorial waters. But the government expressed willingness to demarcate the zone with the help of the U.N. and all concerned parties,” a source who attended the meetings between Lebanese officials and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein told The Daily Star.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is most revealing in this story is how Israel sends the US to make its territorial demands of Lebanon!

Jul 02 08:59

German media: Obama, NSA tactics a reminder of Nazi's Gestapo in Europe

The revelation of this latest information on spying has created a significant political uprising in Germany, a nation that has been historically victimized by spies in its midst. In the past, the German people had more than their share of experience with espionage due to the tactics of Adolph Hitler's Gestapo and then the communist-government's Stasi in East Germany. Experts believe this history of domestic spying has created a fear of any sort of spying or eavesdropping which explains the reaction when one of Chancellor Merkel's cell phones was allegedly bugged by the Obama administration.

Jul 02 08:56


FREEDOMPALOOZA 2015 will be July 2nd thru the 5th

$25 Per Day or $50 DONATION for entire 3 day weekend.

Donations go toward expenses.

FREE CAMPING included with admission and encouraged.
You can come early and set up camp Thursday night on the second

FREE - Children 12 yo and under

FREE parking - Please car pool where possible.

Please help us out by bringing $5s & $10s

Location and Info
Johnny Mac's American Grill
Tel# 610 847 1286
9755 Easton Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930

Jul 02 08:56

The majority of Americans see the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride rather than a symbol of racism

American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from public life prompt broad racial divides.

Jul 02 08:54

Doctors Without Borders on TPP: “We consider this the worst-ever agreement in terms of access to medicine,” he said. “It would create higher drug prices around the world—and in the U.S., too.

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law.

POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam.

Jul 02 08:51

Puerto Rico on the Brink of Financial Collapse

Economist James Henry breakdowns the hedge funds, bond holders, and wealthy individuals who have benefited from Puerto Rico’s triple tax exempt status.

Jul 02 08:49

The settlements are not part of Israel

The Trade Promotion Authority Bill signed by President Barack Obama last week includes an important clause stipulating that the United States will not trade with countries that boycott Israel.

This clause is supposed to protect Israel from an economic boycott. But the same clause, which authorizes the president to take all measures to protect trade with Israel from politically motivated acts, says the protection will apply not only to Israel but to “territories controlled by Israel.”

The law’s sponsors intended to protect products from the settlements, as though they were an inseparable part of Israel. But this attempt to blur the border between Israel and the occupied territories got a cold reception from the president. Obama made it clear that despite the wording of the legislation he signed, he does not intend to protect products made in the territories.

Jul 02 08:46


A lawfirm well known for its anti-piracy activities defrauded its entertainment industry clients out of millions, an investigation has found. Following an independent study by auditing company Deloitte, it's been revealed that an owner of the Johan Schlüter Law Firm illegally pocketed at least $15m. A police investigation is now underway.

Jul 02 08:43

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest

Health workers stormed the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, demanding benefits as Liberia confirmed its second case of Ebola, seven weeks after the country was declared free of the virus.

Jul 02 08:43

Fight for Freedom - US vs Donbass

It's a mad upside down world where the US brainwashed its people to believe that Putin had invaded Ukraine while people from Donbass want Putin to intervene militarily to stop the US backed Kiev forces. They are begging Putin to stop the war. SE Ukraine begs Russia to help. Millions have fled to Russia from Ukraine including Kiev soldiers who were disillusioned with the war. Russia is a safe haven of peace. When Hitler invaded Poland the refugees that escaped did not go to Germany. People of Donbass do not flee to the US.
Unfortunately, the recent Minsk ceasefire agreement that was agreed to by both sides of the Ukrainian civil war lasted about an hour. It comes as no surprise as the first one was broken as well. The puppet president who was placed there by Obama never had any intention for peace. Genocide is their goal and the people of SE Ukraine in Donbass know it. When the devil tells you he wants peace you better prepare for war.

Jul 02 08:42


One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse. Today, The Intercept is publishing 48 top-secret and other classified documents about XKEYSCORE dated up to 2013, which shed new light on the breadth, depth and functionality of this critical spy system — one of the largest releases yet of documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika, the land of the surveilled and the home of the cowed!!

Jul 02 08:42

United By Hate – The Jihad To Destroy Ancient History And The War To Confiscate American Culture

What a truly wretched week. It began with the senseless massacre of nine worshippers in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. It continued the following Saturday with three people being mowed down in Graz, Austria. If that wasn’t enough, the week ended the following Friday with three acts of Islamic jihad on three continents killing sixty-eight people.

Five terrible events yet there were clear differences in the way they were reported. These differences reveal more than you may think at first glance.

Jul 02 08:41

US and Cuba reach historic agreement to open embassies and formally re-establish diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled on Wednesday, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Nearly seven months after U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sealed a diplomatic breakthrough, Obama will announce the new steps toward rapprochement in the White House Rose Garden at 11 a.m on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The restoring relations with Cuba is primarily about not allowing Russia to have access to Cuba as the US Government continues to press for war with that country.

Jul 02 08:39


In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him. Now that a video has been released that shows officer Magness horrifically torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014, the department might be wondering if they made the wrong decision to keep Magness on the force.

The man, who is now fairly agitated after being assaulted while in handcuffs is thrown into the cell. He then makes a mistake and raises his open hand toward Magness.

At this point, Magness jumps on the man and begins pummeled him. Magness, knowing that his body camera is recording this abuse, continues to yell out, “Stop Resisting!” throughout the abuse in an attempt to justify his torturous ways.
It gets worse from there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, but you see: THIS is the new normal for police departments in the US.

Training by the IDF makes American cops look at their fellow and sister citizens as though they were Palestinians.

This is how "to protect and serve" is interpreted now.

Calling the police, for ANY ISSUE, can now be hazardous to your health, or the health of your family and pets.

Please, just be smart and don't do it.

Jul 02 08:37

Media Distortion of the Current Events in Russia

It was unnerving to detect the distorted translation in the Bloomberg media coverage of the St. Petersburg forum. More than 130 countries attended this important economic event, which was led by Putin. Despite the U.S. imposed sanctions, the leading companies from Europe and the United States, including Shell and BP, participated in the bash to prove money is above politics. Business is business, sanctions aside!
Capital investments in Russia demonstrated higher returns than any other given country. The European Union suffered the most from unwise deals. Washington lost only 18% of business in Russia, while the EU lost close to 40%.

Why was there no outrage from the EU? Are they doomed to be under Washington boots for the rest of their lives?

Jul 02 08:34


According to the Pentagon, Syrian “rebels” being trained and “vetted” by the United States are receiving “compensation” to the tune of anywhere between $250 to $400 per month to act as America’s proxy forces in the Middle East. Reuters reports that the payment levels were confirmed by the Pentagon and also that the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Navy Commander Elissa Smith both separately admitted the fact that these “new” terrorists are receiving a stipend.

According to the Pentagon, Syrian “rebels” being trained and “vetted” by the United States are receiving “compensation” to the tune of anywhere between $250 to $400 per month to act as America’s proxy forces in the Middle East. Reuters reports that the payment levels were confirmed by the Pentagon and also that the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Navy Commander Elissa Smith both separately admitted the fact that these “new” terrorists are receiving a stipend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Your tax dollars at work, folks: how does THAT revelation make you feel?!?

Jul 02 08:30

15 portents of global financial devastation

Global financial collapse that has been so much talked about, seems to be as close as never.
Huge debt levels, crashing stock prices, defaults are all leading to a complete financial devastation.
American financier Michael Snyder marked out the facts he believes are the real portents of the financial devastation.
1. On Monday, the Dow fell by 350 points. That was the biggest one day decline that we have seen in two years.
2. In Europe, stocks got absolutely smashed. Germany's DAX index dropped 3.6 percent, and France's CAC 40 was down 3.7 percent.
3. After Greece, Italy is considered to be the most financially troubled nation in the eurozone, and on Monday Italian stocks were down more than 5 percent.
4. Greek stocks were down an astounding 18 percent on Monday.
5. As the week began, we witnessed the largest one day increase in European bond spreads that we have seen in seven years...

Jul 02 08:27

Israel imports European fascism

Protests against Israel are gaining momentum all over the world.
The tensions are generated by the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land. Even Washington has recently soured relations with Israel over the case.

The European fascism that flourished during World War II "was exported with the creation of the Israeli regime in 1948 in Palestine," said David Van Wyk, lead researcher at the Bench Marks Foundation in Johannesburg.

Jul 02 08:25

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ message

On Sunday we will choose whether to accept the institutions’ agreement or whether, with the strength of the people’s verdict, we will seek a viable solution.

In any case, I want to reassure the Greek people of government’s firm intention to reach an agreement with its partners, with conditions that are sustainable and will provide for the long-term.

Since we announced our decision to hold a referendum, better proposals have been offered concerning the debt and its necessary restructuring than those that were on the table on Friday.

Jul 02 08:24

Act now to Stop Arming Israel

Help increase the pressure on the UK government to end its arms trade with Israel and its complicity in Israel’s occupation and war crimes.
1. Email your MP to demand a two-way arms embargo against Israel.
2. Order campaign materials and book a speaker.
3. Target the companies profiting from Israel’s occupation.

Jul 02 08:23

DOJ opens probe of airlines for possible collusion. "It's hard to understand, with jet fuel prices dropping by 40% since last year, why ticket prices haven't followed."

The Department of Justice said Wednesday it is investigating several U.S. airlines for possible collusion, a probe that could have a deep impact on domestic carriers' seat availability and airfares.
"We are investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines," the DOJ said in a statement.

Jul 02 08:21

French President Francois Hollande warns entering 'unknown' territory if Greece votes 'No'

French President Francois Hollande warned on Thursday that Europe would be entering "unknown" territory if Greeks voted against tough austerity conditions attached to a bailout in a make-or-break referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am seeing all kinds of reports that have pre-referendum polls all over the place. Strong yes, strong no, neck and neck. The media is focusing on the Greek opposition leaders who are inevitably euro-centric and ignoring Tripras and Syriza leaders. From this it appears that as expected, the money-junkies are collectively saying "Fuck Democracy" and planning to derail or steal the vote.

Jul 02 08:11

Flotilla members still imprisoned as video emerges of violent Israeli attack during capture

Jul 02 08:01

Tsipras: Greece WILL hold referendum, ‘No’ vote doesn’t mean breaking away from Europe

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has said any statements about expelling Greece from the Eurozone should Sunday’s referendum result in a “No” vote are a bluff.

Jul 02 07:59

Bill Gates' Temporary Sterilization Microchip In Beta Female Testing By End of Year

The same developers who are bringing wireless remotely controlled microchip implants are actually focusing on their first flagship product: Gates Foundation-funded birth-control microchip implants. Wireless technology allows the remotely controlled chip to turn a woman's ability to conceive off or on at will - temporary sterilization. Of course with remote technology funded by eugenics depopulation fanatics, the first questions should always be, "the ability to conceive by whose will?" This would be the complete antithesis of female empowerment or a "woman's right to choose" - would it not?

Jul 02 07:47

DOJ subpoenas airlines over keeping ticket prices high

The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Jul 02 07:45

CNN: Obama White House Lied ‘We Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private Email’

On July 1st, CNN reported that “President Barack Obama’s top aides, including David Axelrod, communicated with Hillary Clinton at her private email address while she was secretary of state,” and that, “Obama officials — including Axelrod — had said they were unaware Clinton was using a personal email address.” CNN provided no linked source for their allegation that Axelrod didn’t know (nor juxtaposed his statement which contradicted it); however, what CNN said there was indeed accurate, so far as it went, as one can tell simply by clicking onto this link:

Jul 02 07:45

Video: Pentagon lists Russia, ISIS as major threats in new military strategy

The Pentagon has released a new National Military Strategy, the first since 2011, listing Islamic State, China and Russia as major security threats.

Jul 02 07:34

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

Jul 02 07:32

Officials give all-clear after Washington Navy Yard locked down amid reports of active shooter

UPDATE: Officials have given the 'all clear' at the Washington Navy yard, which was put on lockdown following reports of a possible shooting.

DC police are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday morning. Few details about the ongoing incident have been confirmed, including whether there are any victims, but the U.S. Navy tweeted just before 8 a.m. that the facility was on lockdown

Jul 02 06:53

The Coming Era of Pension Poverty: The Core Problem With Pension Plans Is That The Promises Were Issued Without Regard For The Revenues Needed To Pay The Promises.

Webmaster addition: This is not accurate. The pensions are in trouble for two major reasons. The first is that pensions invested in the mortgage-backed securities in the early 2000s. They were allowed to do so because Wall Street's ratings agencies rated those investments as triple-A. The collapse of the fraud in 2008 defunded the pensions which had invested in them. The second reason pensions are in trouble is because pensions, like the economy itself, is a pyramid that relies on ever larger populations paying into the system, and between the population drop and the decline in wages and salaries into the middle class, the pensions came up short.

But it is easier to blame the victims, wringing hands over how old people are living longer than they should, and so forth.

Jul 02 06:42

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.
Swiss authorities said Thursday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradition request the day before.

Jul 02 05:44

Steve Huntley: Anti-Israel movement based on fallacies

It is the Palestinians who have been the obstacle to ending the conflict and establishing a Palestinian state. Only Israel has ever offered a comprehensive two-state proposal, first in 2000 and again in 2008. Both times Israel laid down the parameters of an agreement that every reasonable observer saw as a rational, workable deal.
Note: All settlements are illegal!

Jul 02 05:25

Domestic slave camps authorized in government documents! This time it’s roundups of any opposition to their rule

Don’t fool yourself into believing that the Supreme Court will never again allow a wartime violation of civil rights like it did in allowing internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II, those are the powerful words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in his address to law students at the University of Hawaii and they couldn’t portray a more honest truth about where we are headed in the near future.

Jul 02 05:22

"Where Have All the “Crisis Actors” Gone?…"

Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014.

Jul 02 05:17

Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses. This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto Rico’s 73 billion dollar debt is “not payable,” and a special adviser that was recently appointed to help straighten out the island’s finances said that it is “insolvent” and will totally run out of cash very shortly.

Jul 02 04:33

Matt Damon publicly exposes the Illuminati and the New World Order

In a power speech, actor and famed celebrity Matt Damon seemingly speaks about the New World Order and the so called Illuminati

Jul 02 03:43

Is Saudi Arabia Ditching the US for Russia?

There are reasons to believe Russia will start working closely with Saudis and OPEC to increase the oil price but don’t expect an entente across the board.
The great Indian journalist, M.K. Bhadrakumar (MKB), may have been the first to point out that there was plenty of reasons for the Saudis and Russians to come closer together. Among these are the U.S.’ diminishing dependence on Middle Eastern energy, due to the momentous development of shale resources. There’s also the over-riding goal of the U.S. to pivot toward the East, where a huge economic transformation is unfolding, while reducing the U.S. role in the Middle East. It’s clear that the Saudis are going to have to make new friends.
MKB also makes the point that although the Saudis are wildly opposed to any form of U.S. entente with Iran, the clear-eyed Kremlin understands that there are many temptations for its erstwhile ally, Iran, to move much closer to the west.

Jul 02 03:37

What Americans Don't Know About Eastern Ukraine

It’s always interesting for me to observe the reaction of Americans and Western Europeans when they learn where I’m from. Many just don’t say anything...
When I can hear explosions in the background in the middle of a phone conversation with my relatives who are hunkering down with their young children in the hallway of their apartment (“safe” because it’s away from the windows) while being shelled by Ukrainian artillery, and the “progressive” sources mentioned above pontificate about Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine, call for more sanctions, and do not say a word about the massive devastation and suffering the US- and Europe-backed regime in Kiev has caused in just one year in one of the most urbanized parts of Europe, I feel disappointment and helplessness. Do these talking heads have no shame? Do those who listen to them have no brain? Opportunities to question, explore, and learn are all around you. Why not use them?

Jul 02 03:30

Ukraine Rebel Leader: 'Novorossiya Will Be Created Soon'

Head of rebel Donetsk People’s Republic explains what Novorossiya means to him.
Alexander Zakharchenko held his second Q&A session on June 24, 2015. He answered lots of different questions from journalists and people from all over Republic during 2 hours.

Jul 02 03:20

Regular shelling by Ukraine results in fires in Gorlovka — city administration

"The Nikitovsky District was shelled approximately from 20:00 to 22:00," the Donetsk News Agency quoted an administration spokesman as saying.
He said there were at least three fires, adding that the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire from positions near Dzerzhinsk.
No casualties have been reported yet.

Jul 02 02:49

Russia will not participate in OSCE session in Helsinki despite calls from the PA head

"I received a letter from PA OSCE Chairman. He urges [the Russian delegation] to participate in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly, but our answer was unequivocal - we consider it impermissible to lower the level of Russian representation at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly, a very important session devoted to the 40th anniversary of adopting the Helsinki Final Act," Naryshkin, who planned to head the Russian delegation, said.
Finnish parliamentarians did not react to the announcement that the Russian delegation will not participate in the PA OSCE session in Helsinki, Naryshkin noted.

Jul 02 02:47

Police removes water cannons, armored vehicles from protest site in Yerevan

Armenia’s police has removed a car with water cannons and two armored vehicles from Mrshall Bagramyan Street in the center of Yerevan, the city’s police deputy head Colonel Valery Osipyan told TASS on Thursday.
The police is ready to restore public order on the street that has remained blocked for traffic for the last 10 days. "The police is ready to restore public order by all legal means," Osipyan said.
Commenting on removal of water cannons and armored vehicles from Marshall Bagramyan Streer, Osipyan said this "was deemed reasonable." "Considering the situation, a special approach appears every day," the colonel noted.

Jul 02 02:46

Special regime of self-governance introduced in DPR — the republic’s head

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will introduce a special regime of self-governance on the DPR territory, the republic’s head Alexander Zakharchenko said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement also says local election in Donbas will take place on October 18.
Zakharchenko said that Kiev’s recent unilateral actions on adopting amendments to Ukraine’s constitution serve as evidence that "the Kiev regime has de facto exited Minsk peace process." "Under the circumstances, the Donetsk People’s Republic has to start implementing the Minsk agreements itself in order to save them," the DPR head said, adding that the republic "starts acting immediately, without waiting for Kiev to come to its senses."

Jul 02 01:17

Man Grabbed, Crushed to Death By Factory Robot: “This is Just the Start… Machines Will Take Over Our Lives”

“This is just the start…machines will take over our jobs, lives and world.”

That was one man’s reaction to news that a deadly accident during the installation of an assembly line robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany led to the robot coming to life, grabbing a man and slamming him against a metal plate.

A scene out of the movie Terminator just happened for real. A robot killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said.

Webmaster addition: The media is trying to make this our as a murder, when this was clearly a malfunction.

July 1, 2015

Jul 01 21:14

Debt-Ridden Illinois Heading Toward State Government Shutdown

Jul 01 21:09

End Of Privacy: ICANN Is Considering Forcing Website Owners To Go Public

Webmaster addition: ICANN already demands a public record for owners of websites such as this one. DomainsByProxy was set up to allow government agencies to create phony websites and conceal their true source and no doubt there will be a similar exception made for any new rules as well.

Jul 01 21:03

‘Untouchable’ Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade

Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty.

Israel’s military thugs are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls in shattered Gaza.

Jul 01 20:19

It’s Not Just the Navy, the Entire US Government Uses Outdated Software

This week, it was the U.S. Navy’s turn to be jeered, after it was reported that it was still paying Microsoft $9 million per year to use Windows XP—a 14-year old software system that had already stopped receiving security updates for a full year.

The most distressing part of these recent security breaches is that the use of archaic technology is the rule, not the exception, in the U.S. government.

For example, the technology deployed by the government for the management of high-stakes military facilities, are often decades old. In 2014, a tour of a nuclear missile silo in Wisconsin found that the command launches were still run on floppy disks from the 1980s. In 2012, the Army began migrating its tech platforms to Windows 7—from Windows XP, having decided to skip Vista altogether.

Jul 01 20:16

Report: In test dogfight, F-35 gets waxed by F-16

F-35 pilot found his aircraft "substantially inferior" in close battle.

Jul 01 20:09

IMF: austerity measures would still leave Greece with unsustainable debt

Secret documents show creditors’ baseline estimate puts debt at 118% of GDP in 2030, even if it signs up to all tax and spending reforms demanded by troika

Jul 01 19:37

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

(*Yesterday it was funny
Today it ain't funny anymore .)

Jul 01 18:21

Is Bail Unconstitutional? “Nobody should be held in a cage because they’re poor”

Anthony Cooper was going to jail because he couldn’t afford to buy his way out. After being picked up for public intoxication at a bus station in Dothan, Alabama, at about 1 a.m. on June 13, Cooper was told that unless he paid $300 in bail money, he would have to spend six days behind bars while awaiting a court hearing. If Cooper, who is illiterate and suffers from mental illness, had had the money on hand, he could have gone free on the spot. But the 56-year-old’s only source of income comes from his Social Security benefits, and he didn’t have $300. And so Cooper, like many down-on-their-luck Dothan residents before him, was locked up.

Jul 01 18:21

Career colleges face new "gainful employment" rule: "For-profit colleges must prove their graduates earn enough to afford loan payments."

Starting Wednesday, career and vocational programs are facing tougher regulations that have been years in the making. The new so-called “gainful employment” rule is meant to crack down on programs that load students up with debt for courses that don’t lead to decent jobs. The rules especially target for-profit colleges, which often make close to 90 percent of their revenue from taxpayer dollars.

Jul 01 18:04

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports.

Dong-Pyou Han, 58, also must pay $7.2 million to a federal government agency that funded the research. He entered a plea agreement in February admitting guilt to two counts of making false statements.

Jul 01 17:55

Now Jordan Announces Plans To Invade Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

Just one day after Turkey’s announcement of plans to invade Syria by implementing a “no-fly zone” or “buffer zone,” Jordan has now announced that it is considering doing the same...

Jul 01 17:37

Fracking could hurt house prices, health and environment, official report says

Fracking operations to extract shale gas in Britain could cause nearby house prices to fall by up to 7% and create a risk of environmental damage, according to a government report that has been published in full for the first time.

Entitled Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) document was released on Wednesday after a freedom of information battle.

An official assessment of the impact of fracking, it warned that leakage of waste fluids could affect human health through polluted water or the consumption of contaminated agricultural products.

Jul 01 17:36

Bank closures taking their toll on businesses across Greece

Consumption apparently down 70%, tourism drying up and companies face struggle to pay for wholesale food ahead of 5 July referendum

Jul 01 17:33

Britain still arming Israel despite fear weapons will be used against Gaza

The Government has been accused of ignoring its own evidence that British weaponry may have been used by Israel in its assault on Gaza last year after fresh arms deals worth £4m were approved by Britain within weeks of the conflict.

Figures seen by The Independent reveal that the UK gave the go-ahead for dozens of military exports to Israel, including components for drones and air-to-surface missiles, in the immediate aftermath of Operation Protective Edge, which claimed more than 2,000 lives, including those of hundreds of Palestinian civilians.

Campaigners said the exports showed that the Government was conducting “business as usual” in its arms sales to Israel and turning a “blind eye” to the risk that UK-made weaponry could be used in any fresh clashes between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Jul 01 17:20

Script-blocker NoScript lets in ANYTHING from googleapis.com

Detectify security researcher Linus Särud has reported a weakness in popular Firefox security tool NoScript that allows attackers to have their malware whitelisted.

The tool is used by some two million security-and-privacy-conscious folk who want to stop active content like JavaScript and Flash getting a foothold in their browsers.

Such folk will be disappointed to learn that Särud (@_zulln) says attackers could upload their net menace of choice to any free Google subdomain and have it slip through NoScript's defences.

The researcher says blanket whitelisting of googleapis.com means he was able to create a script that could pass default NoScript configurations and be executed within user browsers.

Jul 01 17:08

Pre-Blame-Game Begins: Fed's Brainard Fingers HFT For "Amplifying Market Shocks"

We warned previously that when (not if) the market crashes next, The Fed is going to need a scapegoat (other than British traders living at home with their parents) and judging by The Fed's Lael Brainard's comments today, high-frequency-traders (HFT) are in the crosshairs. Crucially, Brainard warns that HFT "may amplify market shocks," and The Fed is "studying possible changes in liquidity resilience."

Jul 01 17:06

Greece Explained (In 2 Cartoons)

Jul 01 17:04

Desperate Greeks Resort To Scavenging Through Garbage To Find Food

"Sometimes I'll find scrap metal that I can sell, although if I see something that looks reasonably safe to eat, I'll take it"...

Jul 01 17:02

Bank Of England Warns Greece "Threatens To Trigger Market Selloff That Could Ripple Through The Global Economy"

When it comes to Europe, Greece lost the blame game, and just like the Ukraine civil war last year, became an unwitting catalyst greenlighting Germany's concession to ECB QE, this time it may be Greece that launches the next step in the ECB's master plan: not just QE but more QE. This is precisely what Goldman's Franceso Garzarelli, co-head of macro and markets research, admitted earlier today in an interview on Bloomberg TV, when he said that the ECB "will have to go big" if the situation in Greece worsens and leads to wider peripheral bond yield spreads.

Jul 01 17:01

Greece Surrenders its Sovereignty to Brussels

The Syriza government is backing down after the realization that Brussels will declare economic war on Greece by deliberately trying to plunge the country into total ruin, far worse than the sanctions imposed on Russia. This is a sad day for the entire world. It is a terrible example that the Troika is the new equivalent of a Roman Triumvirate – the death of democracy. Europeans will remember this day for it is when national sovereignty died.

Jul 01 16:54

Jim Carrey Amps Up Vaccine Twitter Rampage, Makes Enemies With Media

This time, he zeros in on California legislation and admonishes Governor Jerry Brown for signing SB277 - the bill that removed virtually all vaccine exemptions for students. When he called the Governor's decision that of a "corporate fascist" - heads exploded.

Jul 01 16:40

Baskin’s Generous Offer: Making Peace with Israeli Occupation

It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in theJerusalem Post — “Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then?” (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding ‘creative’ solutions to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Jul 01 16:22

The Final Link in the Chain Around Your Neck

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use.
In totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.

Jul 01 16:11

Hillary Clinton’s Failed Libya ‘Doctrine’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fancied the violent 2011 “regime change” in Libya such a triumph that her aides discussed labeling it the start of a “Clinton Doctrine,” according to recently released emails that urged her to claim credit when longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was deposed. And Clinton did celebrate when Gaddafi was captured and murdered.

Jul 01 16:11

Survey: Students forced into taboo trade to make ends meet

A new study shows that an increasing number of British students are forced into adult work, gambling and other taboo trades to make their ends meet.

Jul 01 15:43

Hawaii Lawmaker Who Smashed Homeless People's Shopping Carts Beaten Up By Group Of Homeless

A Hawaii state representative was allegedly beaten by several members of a Honolulu homeless encampment on Monday after he refused to stop videotaping them, according to Hawaii News Now.

Rep. Tom Brower (D), who made national headlines in 2013 after smashing homeless people's shopping carts with a sledgehammer, was reportedly punched in the head several times and taken to Queens Medical Center in serious condition, where he was treated for a concussion and eye injuries.

Jul 01 15:30

Murdered: 3rd “Alternative” Prominent Doctor From Florida Found Dead in 2 Weeks

3rd Alternative Prominent Doctor From Florida Found Dead in 2 weeks. Authorities say MD was murdered.

Jul 01 15:29

Where Are Mayors Opposing Police Militarization?

In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of protecting and serving, but as an occupying army.

Jul 01 15:29

Report: FBI Agents Telling Friends & Family to ‘Avoid July 4 Celebrations’

Following warnings by the federal government that terrorists may be planning to attack Independence Day events, FBI agents are reportedly telling friends and family members to avoid major July 4 celebrations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, they are considering a false-flag attack!

Jul 01 15:18

Lyme Disease and Biowarfare:

Once again, there has been an accidental release of information from the US biological warfare establishment, confirming that the agent of Lyme disease is a bioweapon.

In patent no. WO/2008/147879 filed with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), UMDNJ Biomedical Informatics expert Ryan Golhar PhD describes "a processing technique, associated method, product description, and related software... for achieving rapid identification of DNA".(1) The author explains how his invention may be used to detect a very wide range of biological warfare pathogens:

Jul 01 15:17


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Jul 01 15:16

Georgetown students take mock pledge to end "urinal privilege"

Jul 01 15:12

Talks extension good sign; Israel afraid of Iran’s influence: Fetzer

As it had been voiced by negotiators earlier, the two sides missed the self-imposed June-end deadline with the US State Department saying on Tuesday that the two sides had decided to “extend the measures under (2013 interim deal) until July 7 to allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution”.

Jul 01 15:00

Have Millions of Deaths from America’s ‘War on Terror’ Been Concealed?

How many days has it been
Since I was born?
How many days
‘Til I die?
Do I know any ways
I can make you laugh?
Or do I only know how
To make you cry?

? Leon Russell, Stranger in a Strange Land

Jul 01 14:57

Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze

The contract covering about 28,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system expires at midnight July 1. Negotiations between the district and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) for a one-year contract continue as Mayor Rahm Emanuel works with the Democratic led-legislature and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to implement austerity measures to cover the district’s $1 billion budget shortfall and hundreds of millions in pension payments.