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Apr 11 12:12

'West scared of BRICS as it has no control over it' - Ex-Indian Foreign Secretary

Representing a fifth of the world economy, the BRICS states pose a challenge to the US-dominated world. Submarket growth in Russia and the West could also change more rapidly, shifting the whole world system Eastwards. Is this the start of a new era?

Apr 11 12:10

Prosecutors Refuse to Give Jahar Tsarnaev's Defense Team Pictures of Autopsy Exams for "Victims" Who Died in The Boston Marathon Bombings

"Allowing photos of the mutilated bodies of the victims to be viewed by the man accused of mutilating them would needlessly revictimize the family members

BS!

Apr 11 12:06

Lois Lerner’s IRS is still targeting Tea Party and Liberty Groups

In an exclusive interview, Dianne Belsom, President and Founder of the Laurens County Tea Party told Joshua Cook:

“There is no justice. I testified last June before the House Committee on Ways and Means and its now been 3 years and 9 months since we filed for 501c4 status. And we still haven’t heard from the IRS.”

“Lois Lerner, she works for us. If you worked for a private firm and your boss told you to come in to give an account of yourself, you wouldn’t say: “well, I plead the 5th” said Belsom.

Belsom doesn’t believe that Attorney General Eric Holder with send Lerner to jail.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither do I


Apr 11 12:01

FLASHBACK - Lawmakers, Utah sheriffs want to rein in renegade BLM, Forest Service officers

Multiple rural county sheriffs from Utah testified Thursday about the abusive use of police power by Bureau of Land Management rangers or forest protection officers with the U.S. Forest Service.

They are asserting it is time to rein in the authority the agencies should have never been allowed to exercise.

Apr 11 11:59

In the standoff at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, which side are you on?

The over-reaching government that has violated the Constitution
5% (50 votes)
We The People
95% (980 votes)
Total votes: 1030
Apr 11 11:57

The window to resist tyranny is closing due to new super weapons

Many talk about the fact that Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, can subjugate the people

Apr 11 11:53

BLM planned to kill hundreds of endangered tortoises last year

All week we have been reporting on the stand off at Bundy Ranch, where a family of ranchers and hundreds of supporters have stood up against federal agents in a property rights dispute that has been brewing for decades.

Apr 11 11:48

BLOCKBUSTER: Straight from a rancher's mouth

The BLM was going to sell the cattle at one of the smallest cattle markets in Utah. No cattle markets in Nevada would take the cattle without a properly signed brand inspection (which the BLM cannot obtain without Cliven Bundy's signature). The BLM paid the owner of the Utah cattle market $300,000 to do the sale ('R' Livestock Connection in Monroe, Utah, owned by one Scott G. Robbins, according to the Utah Business Entity Search). Utah Governor Herbert stepped in and forbid them from bringing the cattle into Utah without the legally required health and brand inspections (which again, require Bundy's signature) and that no feral cattle are allowed to be imported at all (per Utah statute). Because Bundy claims ownership over maybe 350-500 head of branded cattle, the other 500-700 estimated head of cattle would all be considered feral.

Apr 11 11:47

EU taking Putin’s letter on gas transit ‘seriously’ – Merkel

The EU is taking seriously President Vladimir Putin’s letter to 18 European countries, in which he warned that Ukraine’s debt crisis could affect gas transit from Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Apr 11 11:43

Google mapmakers to mark Crimea as Russian territory

Russia's largest search engine Yandex has already updated its mapping tools to designate the Crimean peninsuala as part of Russia.


Apr 11 11:41

Spain's part-time workers among EU's unhappiest

Spain's growing army of part-time workers are more dissatisfied with their job situation than almost anyone else in Europe, new EU figures on underemployment show.

Apr 11 11:33

FLASHBACK - Hungary Sheds Bankers’ Shackles

Not since the 1930s in Germany has a major European country dared to escape from the clutches of the Rothschild-controlled international banking cartels. This is stupendous news that should encourage nationalist patriots worldwide to increase the fight for freedom from financial tyranny.

Already in 2011, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised to serve justice on his socialist predecessors, who sold the nation’s people into unending debt slavery under the lash of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the terrorist state of Israel. Those earlier administrations were riddled with Israelis in high places, to the fury of the masses, who finally elected Orbán’s Fidesz party in response.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hence, Hungary is now on the US Government's Special High Interest Targets list!

Apr 11 11:32

Merkel 'believes' in Greece after reforms

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she "firmly believed" there was untapped potential in Greece after years of tough austerity reforms that culminated in a bond comeback this week.

"Untapped potential" for sure, but for whom?


Apr 11 11:18

Exit 118 Approved by Federal Highway Administration

The City of Mesquite, The Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission are pleased to announce that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved the installation of Exit 118 along Interstate 15 in Mesquite, Nevada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right near the Bundy Ranch, which means the plan is to seize the open lands and sell them to developers for shopping centers, etc.

Apr 11 11:15

Leaked Report: CIA Lied, Lied, Lied to Conceal 'Brutal' Torture

Key findings of a still-classified Senate Intelligence Committee investigative report reveal that the CIA lied to lawmakers, the media, and the U.S. public about widespread torture as it concealed the brutality of its interrogation methods and the number of people subjected to them.

Apr 11 11:09

10 Dangerous Food Procedures Illegal in Europe but Practiced in USA

When it comes to its citizens health and wellbeing, one would think that America was aware of, and using, the latest technology and advancements. Sadly, this is not the case.

Apr 11 11:04

HILLARY GETS SHOE THROWN AT HER, BUT, DAMN, THEY MISSED!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need laser-guided shoes! Meanwhile, read the comments!


Apr 11 11:00

Shady Cop, Matthew E. Emmert, Gets Sweetheart Deal in Machine Gun Case

When officers cleaned out Kalamazoo County sheriff’s sergeant Matthew E. Emmert’s locker upon his retirement in early December, 2012, they found an unregistered machine gun in the back.

Apr 11 10:59

The Major Problem with GMO Seeds Engineered to Solve 3rd World Vitamin Deficiencies

A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have been helping the world’s poor during that time.

Apr 11 10:58

The Reckoning: “All Evidence Points to US Economic Failure in 2014?

What’s coming in short order isn’t just a result of lackluster job growth, or consumer spending, or a degradation of America’s economy.

The leading developed nations of the world no longer trust the United States and America’s status as the “world’s only super power” is being challenged on all fronts.

Apr 11 10:55

Family forced from minivan, brought to knees, held at gunpoint after museum outing

A family outing to an airplane museum turned into a horrific nightmare as young children watched their mother and grandmother yanked out of their minivan and forced to their knees at gunpoint.


Apr 11 10:51

It’s About Time: BLM Feds Abandon ‘Free Speech Zones’, Protesters Reclaim 1st Amendment Right in Bunkerville

One of the most egregious pieces of tyranical federal overreach enacted since 2001 has been the regressive government policy of setting up “Free Speech Zones”, or the cynically titled ‘First Amendment Areas’. The photo below show the federal ‘protester’s pen’ which was set-up by the BLM this week just outside the entrance to the Bundy Ranch.

GMN radio host Pete Santilli, who has been at the Riverside encampment since Wednesday supporting the cause of sieged cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, revealed that one BLM staffer even admitted the ‘Free Speech Zone’ was wrong. Santilli explains, “She admitted that they made and huge mistake by setting up this ‘First Amendment Area’, because it provoked something – it provoked a lot of emotion.”

Apr 11 10:35

WHO escalates Ebola warnings.

WHO has alerted countries bordering Guinea about the outbreak and to heighten surveillance for illness consistent with a viral haemorrhagic fever, especially along land borders. In Liberia have reported suspected cases and deaths to WHO consistent with EHF among people who had travelled to Guinea before symptom onset.

Apr 11 10:33

Senior athlete suspended for weed-related retweet sues district

A Clear Fork High School senior who was suspended from the soccer team after retweeting a post from someone who favors decriminalizing marijuana is suing the district.

He contends school officials violated his right to free speech and denied him due process in his appeal of the decision.

Apr 11 10:31

Cowboys steal their cattle BACK in tense showdown over Nevada’s last rancher: Protesters break federal blockade as militias threaten to join fight and pregnant woman claims she was assaulted by agents.

It’s interesting that these so-called “endangered” tortoises seem to pop-up all over the place whenever the Feds want to lock up some land or prevent oil drilling. The little buggers appear to be in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The only thing that appears to be endangered is freedom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The story about the Bundy's recovering some of their cattle from BLM appeared briefly in the London Daily Mail, but was "orwellized" and replaced rather quickly.

Here is how the original (and embarassing) story was reported.

"Ammon Bundy says 20 cowboys managed to break the blockade and retrieve 30 of his family's cattle.

The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle."

Apr 11 10:28

Moment federal agents tasered son of last Nevada rancher caught on tape as critics accuse officers of acting like they're in 'Tiananmen Square' in fight over right to graze land

A newly-released video has captured the moment a rancher's son was tasered by federal agents and the use of force has today provoked fresh outrage among libertarian groups across the country.

Ammon Bundy, the son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, is shown being shot with a taser and threatened by police dogs.

The confrontation took place Wednesday and was caught on video by Bundy supporters and relatives who got into an aggressive- and at times violent- face off with the officers.

Apr 11 10:19

Florida university president who condemned boycott has financial ties to settlements

Students and faculty members at the University of South Florida (USF) are speaking out on President Judy Genshaft’s condemnation of the boycott of Israeli academia. Critics of Genshaft say her stance is colored by her extensive ties to Israel and financial interests in the country, suggesting a possible conflict of interest. They have also pointed to Genshaft’s poor record on academic freedom, undermining her appeals to that principle.

Apr 11 10:18

BLM Caught Illegally Destroying 100 Yr Old Water Tanks

Apr 11 10:15

Militias head to Nevada rancher’s standoff with feds: We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

Washington times finds the one idiot that says :

We’re not ‘afraid to shoot’

Apr 11 10:13

Government Lies about Standoff with Cliven Bundy – It isn’t about the Tortoise, its About Fracking

If the situation in Nevada is to escalate into bloodshed or even the next American Revolution, it is important to understand that these 200 armed federal agents are not in Nevada to save the tortoise.

The American people are not stupid. Our government cares nothing about the Desert Tortoise. There is no money in saving the turtles. However, like every foreign war in our history, if there is to be bloodshed there must be a cause of righteousness to justify it. Cliven Bundy doesn't have weapons of mass destruction, and he has not, to our knowledge, taken part in any terrorist activities.

But the land he is using does have something in common with Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is rich in resources.

Apr 11 10:09

The Cliven Bundy Standoff: Wounded Knee Revisited?

Cattle became the successor to buffalo in the late 1860s and early 1870s. That was the era when the ancestors of Cliven Bundy settled in what was to become the State of Nevada, and began to graze cattle in what would later be called the Bunkerville Grazing Allotment. The Bundy family made peaceful and productive use of that allotment for more than 120 years, mixing their labor with the land to create original wealth.

Unfortunately, the Bundy family -- like the American Indians – had been living on a reservation: They were never allowed to exercise ownership of their grazing “allotment,” in much the same way that Indians were not permitted to have clear title to their lands. The land on which the Bundy family raised cattle was “owned” by the government, and the Bundys were required to pay rent – in the form of grazing fees – for the “privilege” of making productive use of it.

Apr 11 10:06

35 ‘Acts of Love’ ... and Counting

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush insisted that many of the instances of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. were "acts of love." Though many of the human beings who enter the U.S. illegally or overstay their legally permitted time in the U.S. are doing so to earn more resources and provide for families, many of the illegal immigrants who come into the U.S. are doing so for highly criminal reasons--a fact often left out of the discussion or otherwise barely mentioned.

Apr 11 10:00

Massive U.S. credit bureau data breach has experts worried

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office is now joining other states investigating a massive data breach at a credit reporting agency that has put 200 million Social Security numbers at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There was a reason that Social Security numbers were legally prohibited from being used to anything but Social Security. This breach shows how foolish and reckless it was for the Federal Government to try to turn it into an all purpose ID number!, and indeed, the risks of having any form of universal ID.

Apr 11 09:59

Bundy vs. BLM: Interest in cattle dispute widens

The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled its so-called “First Amendment areas” in northeastern Clark County on Thursday, as the fight over Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.

State lawmakers from Arizona to Washington are headed for Nevada to rally alongside the Bundy family and its supporters. Most of them are tea party Republicans or Libertarians associated with a patriot group known as the Oath Keepers.

Several of the elected officials said they were drawn into the issue by video footage of Wednesday’s clash between angry protesters and BLM rangers that shows Bundy’s sister being tackled to the ground and one of Bundy’s seven sons being shot with a stun gun.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, BLM kicked over a PR hornet's nest.

Apr 11 09:57

Sheriff Mack, CSPOA, Oathkeepers, State Legislators & America stands with Cliven Bundy

I recently received an email from Sheriff Richard Mack updating me on the recent happenings with regard to the Bundy case and Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Apr 11 09:54

Cliven Bundy speaking at the Moapa Valley Town Board meeting 04/09/14.

Cliven Bundy speaking at the Moapa Valley Town Board meeting 04/09/14.

Apr 11 09:51

CIA’s use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says

A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniques that critics say amount to torture was based on faulty legal reasoning, McClatchy news service reported on Thursday.

The Central Intelligence Agency also issued erroneous claims about how many people it subjected to techniques such as simulated drowning, or "water boarding," according to the news service, citing conclusions from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report obtained by McClatchy.

The report also concluded that the CIA used interrogation methods that were not approved by its own headquarters or the U.S. Justice Department, impeded White House oversight and actively evaded oversight both by Congress and its own Inspector General.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To everyone still championing torture, I challenge you to have what was done to Binyam Mohamed publicly, with cameras rolling:

Gitmo Detainee’s ‘Genitals Were Sliced With A Scalpel,’ Waterboarding ‘Far Down The List Of Things They Did’ Last week, two British High Court judges ruled against releasing documents describing the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident who is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. The judges said the Bush administration “had threatened to withhold intelligence cooperation with Britain if the information were made public.” But The Daily Telegraph reported over the weekend that the documents actually “contained details of how British intelligence officers supplied information to (Mohamed’s) captors and contributed questions while he was brutally tortured.” In fact, it was British officials, not the Americans, who pressured Foreign Secretary David Miliband “to do nothing that would leave serving MI6 officers open to prosecution.” According to the Telegraph’s sources, the documents describe particularly gruesome interrogation tactics: The 25 lines edited out of the court papers contained details of how Mr Mohamed’s genitals were sliced with a scalpel and other torture methods so extreme that waterboarding, the controversial technique of simulated drowning, “is very far down the list of things they did,” the official said. Another source familiar with the case said: “British intelligence officers knew about the torture and didn’t do anything about it.”

George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld...I'm waiting for you to volunteer to have this done publicly, then swear it was not torture!!

Apr 11 09:50

Appendix lawsuit: Surgeon forgets important step

A Bronxville, N.Y., man had to have surgery twice to remove his appendix because his surgeon allegedly forgot to remove the organ the first time.

William McCormack, 43, wasn't too pleased when he had to return to the hospital a year after his appendectomy to learn his appendix was in fact never removed back in 2013, despite having surgery.

Suffering again from abdominal pains, McCormack went to a hospital in the Adirondacks, where surgeons discovered he still had his appendix.

Apr 11 09:49

Stroke victim who hasn't been able to speak for 10 years is barred from flight by TSA agent who 'asked her to say her name' and forced to take a BUS for eight hours

The family claim that a TSA official demanded that the disabled woman say her name as he sought additional ID because she had only a photocopy of an expired driver's license.

Apr 11 09:45

Could Nevada Ranch Standoff be the next Waco Tragedy? | Police Beat

Abby Martin reports on the Bureau of Land Management's siege of a Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada over cattle grazing on federal land, which has escalated into a heavily militarized standoff between the agency and protestors defending the rights of the rancher.

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Apr 11 09:42

The Growing Threat of Police Violence

Four days after this Christmas I found myself in the Cal Poly Pomona theater, waiting for the play Dreamscape to begin. Three days after Christmas in 1998, nineteen-year-old Tyesha Miller was shot to death by four police officers in Riverside, California. Dreamscape tells that story.

Apr 11 09:42

USDA Banning All Junk Food from schools starting July 1st

School leaders are getting ready for a big change in school food service.
The USDA’s Smart Snacks in School rules go into effect July 1, 2014. In short, all “junk food” in vending machines, a la carte lunch, student stores and fundraisers such as bake sales will be banned July 1

Apr 11 09:41

Brother Ali Breaks the Set on Where Hip Hop Meets Islam & 'Mourning in America'

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist, Brother Ali, discussing his politically charged music and where the Muslim faith merges with hip hop.

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Apr 11 09:40

Army, National Guard Fight Over Apache Helicopters

The Army National Guard is pushing back against a plan to send all of its 192 Apache attack helicopters to the active duty Army. In exchange, the Guard and Reserve components would receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport and utility helicopters from the Army in a broader aviation restructuring after more than a decade of combat and steep budget cuts.

Apr 11 09:39

Alabama Pastor accused of raping his family member inside his church for three years from the time she was 14 years old

An Alabama pastor has been arrested on sex abuse charges for allegedly raping and sodomizing a young family member.

Sheriff Harris Huffman said William Best Jr. was charged with rape, sodomy and incest and was being held in the county jail, with his bond raised to $2million Thursday by a Selma judge.

Best, 47, server as a pastor of Living Waters Church in Valley Grande.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says the minister is accused of beginning a sexual relationship with a minor who was 14 and continuing it for three years.

He said the cleric is accused of abusing the minor at his home and at the church.

Apr 11 09:38

Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine

he way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives (H.R. 6), one in the Senate (S. 2083) – that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin's fossil fuels, and enhancing US national security.

According to Cory Gardner, the Republican congressman who introduced the House bill, "opposing this legislation is like hanging up on a 911 call from our friends and allies". And that might be true – as long as your friends and allies work at Chevron and Shell, and the emergency is the need to keep profits up amid dwindling supplies of conventional oil and gas.

Apr 11 09:33

Anonymous CIA Official Dies Violently

What has this noble experiment of a supposed self-governed people come to? A little less than a year ago a member of our secret police, the FBI, fatally gunned down a witness in the extremely high profile Boston bombing case in a fusillade of bullets after hours of questioning. Completely predictably it was recently announced that the killer will not be punished for shooting Ibragim Todashev to death in his own apartment. Not only will the FBI agent enjoy immunity from prosecution, but he (assuming it’s a man) apparently will also enjoy immunity from identification. We have never even been told the killer’s name, and our wonderful Fourth Estate seems to be perfectly okay with that. I have yet to see the first peep of protest about the blatant government secrecy, much less about the extrajudicial execution.

Apr 11 09:33

Documenting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch a.k.a. 'Plastic Island'

The missing plane story has brought renewed interest in this serious problem...keep it going !

Apr 11 09:32

MSNBC Host Says IRS Is The “Real” Victim

You just can’t do parody like MSNBC does. Check out this host saying the “real” victim in the IRS scandal is….the IRS.

You can’t make this stuff up:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

MSNBC's Alex Wagner is saying that it is okay for the IRS to persecute political dissidents, while it is the IRS itself, unconstitutional. illegal, and abusive in the extreme, who is the victim?

Someone needs to drug test all of MSNBC after THAT one!

Apr 11 09:31

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by Catholic priests

Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests — the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Pope Francis: you have to do more than apologize, sir: you have to change the institutional culture of the Church which normalizes such behaviour to the point where priests understand that they will no longer be protected if they abuse children, period, end of discussion.

Apr 11 09:30

Europe Folds As Putin Tells It To Pay Ukraine's Gazprom Bill, Or Else

Another day ending in "y" means another day in which Putin plays the G(roup of most insolvent countries)-7 like a fiddle.

The latest: Europe should provide aid to Ukraine to ensure uninterrupted natural-gas deliveries to the region, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said as reported by Bloomberg.

"Russia is the only country helping Ukraine’s economy with energy supplies that are not paid for," Dmitry Peskov told reporters today in Moscow, commenting on President Vladimir Putin’s letter yesterday to 18 European heads of state. “The letter is a call to immediately review this situation, which is absurd on the one hand and critical on the other.

Apr 11 09:28

FORMER ISRAELI KNESSET MEMBER: ADELSON IS “STRAIGHT OUT OF THE PAGES OF THE PROTOCOLS”

The specter of Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson controlling the Republican Party presidential nomination process is “straight out of the pages of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” leading “left wing Zionist” Uri Averny has said.
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Confirming what Dr. David Duke has been saying recently about the famous “Protocols of Zion” ~ namely, that they are an accurate, even if written fictitiously, account of Jewish Supremacist activities ~ Averny, a former Irgun and Israeli Knesset member, said on his blog that the Adelson spectacle dispelled all “illusions about American politics.
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“He summoned to his Las Vegas betting paradise the four most probable Republican candidates for the next presidential elections, in order to choose one of them. All the invitees heeded the summons, of course,” Averny wrote.

“It was a shameless exhibition. The politicians grovelled before the casino lord.

Apr 11 09:26

Dumbocracy’s Demise: How “Fake Democracy” Destroys “Real Democracy”

Plato, who founded his Academy in Athens around 400 BCE, where democracy is said to have originated, writes, “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy.” And at least some of those who wrote the American Constitution in the 1700s were well aware of democracy’s pitfalls and that no democracy had endured for any length of time. John Adams writes, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.” Despite their knowledge, the Constitution’s writers persisted, believing that they could build a nation that avoided the faults that had destroyed earlier democracies. But they were wrong!

Apr 11 09:25

Deutsche Bank: "The Oxygen That Has Fuelled The 5 Year Bull Market Is Slowly Draining Out"

We can't help thinking that as it becomes ever clearer that the Fed is pretty much fixed in its determination to stop QE late this year, the oxygen that has fuelled the 5 year bull market is slowly draining out of the market. Clearly the Fed is still buying a significant amount of bonds and thus providing a lot of liquidity but clearly only for a few more months. We think this is creating a lot more two-way tension in equity markets. Supporting this argument is the fact that those sectors that have done best since the bull market/high liquidity period started are suffering in the recent correction.

Apr 11 09:24

Clark County Commisioner Says Bundy Supporters,"Better Have Funeral Plans!

I wonder what financial interests this tub of lard has in this mess!

Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins has caused outrage by remarking that Utahns planning to travel to Nevada to support Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the feds “better have funeral plans”.

“I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of “inbred bastards” and if we are coming to Clark County NV to support Cliven Bundy we all “better have funeral plans”. We should “turn our asses around on mind our own f-ing business”. Now there’s some classy leadership for you,” wrote Bushman on his official Facebook page.

Apr 11 09:11

Rampant inflation triggers nationwide strike in Argentina

Argentina is struggling with a weakening economy and rapidly rising inflation, which currently stands at roughly 30 percent. Labor leaders are therefore calling for higher pay and lower taxes.

A nationwide 24-hour strike, called by the powerful CGT Union, brought large parts of the country to a standstill, public transport came to a halt, flights were canceled, hospitals provided emergency services only and rubbish was left uncollected. Many schools and businesses also remained shut.

The strike also affected the ongoing soybean harvest, practically halting operations in the city of Rosario, a major export hub. Argentina is the world’s number-three soybean exporter and the world’s top supplier of soymeal animal feed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Expect to see more of these strikes in both Argentina and Venezuela, no doubt augmented by "American elements" which eagerly want to see both left of center governments fall.

Apr 11 09:09

Pulitzer Prize Winner Says U.S. Has the Most Unfair Modern Economy

Why the rich keep getting richer (and don’t even realize it), poverty around the world, Stephen Colbert heads to CBS, and Pacifica tries to put a network back together again.

Apr 11 09:08

Serial shooter suspected near Kansas City as shootings climb to 20

A serial shooter is on the loose in the Kansas City, Mo. area, and authorities announced Thursday the number of roadway shootings they are investigating has risen to 20. Local police currently have no suspects in the case.

Police say that six of the attacks are connected so far. They have asked the federal authorities to help the investigation into the shootings that began March 8.

At least seven of the attacks occurred in the city’s south side, known as the Grandview Triangle, where three interstate highways and US Route 50 intersect. Despite the number of shootings, only three drivers have been injured, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Authorities believe the shots are coming from inside other vehicles, not from highway overpasses. “It appears these vehicles are being shot at from probably another vehicle that’s on the road,” Kansas City Police Captain Tye Grant told local Fox affiliate WDAF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We went through a freeway shooting episode in Los Angeles some years ago. Drivers started being really polite on the roads!

Apr 11 09:06

Heavy ice likely to have crushed 9 blue whales to death off Newfoundland

Several endangered blue whales have been found dead in ice off Newfoundland - probably crushed to death by ice, says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming!

Apr 11 09:05

Health officials concerned that deadly bird flu could soon pass easily between humans

All it would take is five gene mutations of the H5N1 avian influenza virus to potentially create havoc on a global scale. Dutch researchers are reporting that if those mutations happen, the virus would become transmissible via coughing or sneezing, just like regular flu viruses. Currently, most cases of H5N1 arise after a person has had contact with sick or dead infected poultry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You better all buy our vaccine ... just in case. In fact, you should maybe buy TWO of them!"

Apr 11 09:04

NATO Wants More Military Spending? How Much Is Enough?

Apr 11 09:02

BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ‘Emergency’

Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family.

A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundy’s son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground.

Betsy Bundy Cox, Cliven’s daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates.

“You know, some of these guys don’t even know why they’re here,” she said. “A few people have talked to them and they got called in here on an emergency feed and they didn’t know what it was for, it just said they had to be here.”

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Cox said she spoke with an out-of-state Ranger who was ashamed of his job.

“I actually went and talked to one, he was in the back, nobody was even talking to him. He didn’t say much,” she said. “He had a huge big gun on him, but he didn’t really even touch his gun.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is scary is that the BLM is part of a governmental culture which believes it can successfully punish the American people with impunity and lethal force for exercising their constitutional rights.

Their actions, such as pushing a pregnant woman to the ground; pushing a 57 year old grandmother to the ground, just for taking pictures, and tazing a member of the Bundy family, reeks of IDF tactics against the Palestinians.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that this will end well. I am fully expecting to see a massive, dramatic takeover of this property, with a number of deaths and injuries. I hope to hell I am wrong here, but this is a government which can never, ever admit it was wrong.

Of course, the "good reason" for getting the Bundys off this land has no relationship with the "real reason", which is the millions of dollars BLM is getting from fracking leases. As reported in thesurvivalplaceblog.com:

(NaturalNews) The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an “endangered tortoise.” But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations. This document from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology(1) shows significant exploratory drilling being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The “Gold Butte” area is indicated on the lower right corner of the document (see below), and it clearly shows numerous exploratory drilling operations have been conducted there. What’s also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself. It is, of course, customary for the U.S. government to bring armed soldiers to an oil dispute. (Operation “Iraqi Freedom” for starters…) Heavily armed snipers, helicopters and militarized soldiers have never been invoked over tortoises. (Anyone who thinks this siege is about reptiles is kidding themselves.)

But at present, the BLM has a public relations nightmare on its hands, and forcing the issue will not help matters. Of course, that what they are attempting to do is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly counterproductive set of actions they can take is no guarantee that they will not continue to do them, particularly with so much money at stake.

Apr 11 08:59

Couple strip searched over $3 earrings

Deadra Pattum and her fiancé John Marsden have a bone to pick with Y Beauty Supply in southeast Houston.
The couple said they were humiliated inside the store last week when they stopped by to purchase some hair extensions.

Apr 11 08:58

Shocking 10 Foods Americans Eat that are BANNED in Other Countries!

Most Americans assume that if the FDA has approved a food or dairy product, then it’s perfectly safe to eat. This is a dangerous assumption friend! Now it’s true that the FDA passed some new regulations to keep the fresh food supply safer, however, for some reason known only to the FDA, they continue to allow certain foods to be sold in the U.S. that are banned in other countries..

Apr 11 08:43

Abbas Intends Extending Sham Peace Talks

That’s the word from Cairo. He requested an emergency Arab League meeting. Regional foreign ministers attended. More on this below.

Extending sham talks contradicts Abbas’ earlier position. In January, he categorically rejected doing so. Nine months agreed on is enough, he said.

Apr 11 08:39

New Cover-up in Boston Bombing Saga—Blaming Moscow

Maybe you heard: the Russians are responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombing. At least indirectly.

That’s what the New York Times says. Had the Russians told the Americans everything they knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the bombing might have been averted by the FBI. The Times knows this because it was told so by an anonymous “senior American official” who got an advance look at a report from the “intelligence community.”

Anyone who still entertains the fantasy that America is a vigorous, healthy democracy with an honest and reliable security apparatus and an honest, competent, vigilant media need only consider this major news leak just published as a New York Times exclusive. It pretty much sums up the fundamental corruption of our institutions, the lack of accountability, and the deep-dyed complicity of the “finest” brand in American journalism.

Killing Two Birds with One Stone

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

And the sloppy demonization of Russia continues, unabated.

But the problem for the New York Times is, after lying to the American public so consistently about Saddam's nuclear bombs; Al-Assad's gassing of his own people; and the need to invade and occupy Afghanistan, Americans are growing skeptical of anything it has to say, and with damned good reason.

Apr 11 08:36

Shocking Findings: DOJ "Discovers" Albuquerque Cops Engage "in a pattern of excessive force"

It only took the Department of Justice 16 months to figure out what the rest of us have known for a long time: The Albuquerque Police Department has a pattern of using excessive force.

APD officers have shot 37 people since 2010. Of those, 23 were fatal.

Jocelyn Samuels, acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, wrote a letter to Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Police Chief Gorden Eden, in which the allegations were listed.

Apr 11 08:34

FLASHBACK - Kent State Shootings

In May 1970, students protesting the bombing of Cambodia by United States military forces, clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a nation deeply divided by the Vietnam War.

Apr 11 08:33

US MOVES TO RESTRICT TRAVELERS TAKING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

The US government is using the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 to tackle the "widespread lack of passport screening in all countries." The US is stepping up their processes. Already each passport of incoming visitors to the US is screened through multiple databases. After flight 370 disappeared, the US has started this process for all outgoing passengers.

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Looks as though the US government is suddenly becoming aware of a major potential capital flight, and an industrial-strength "brain drain" from people who have had it living here, under the current dictatorial regime.

Apr 11 08:31

Has the Working Class Really Accepted Austerity?

David Graeber answers the provocative title question affirmatively in a recent Guardian op-ed, “Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes” (3/26/2014). The result of this excessive caring is “that the basic logic of austerity has been accepted by almost everyone.” So while others may consider solidarity to be a virtue, Graeber believes that it is “the rope from which [the working] class is currently suspended.” This marks something of a shift from his position on caring articulated in his magisterial historical survey, Debt: the First 5,000 Years, where he observes that the “non-industrious poor spent [time] with friends and family, enjoying and caring for those they love, [thereby] probably improving the world more than we acknowledge.”

Apr 11 08:26

Militias ‘mobilizing’ to support embattled Clark County rancher in clash with federal rangers

From near and wide, armed men are trickling toward Cliven Bundy’s ranch, where the rancher’s fight with the federal government has become a rallying cry for militia groups across the United States.

On Wednesday, that dispute teetered at the edge of deadly conflict, when Cliven Bundy’s family members and supporters scuffled with rangers from the Bureau of Land Management sent to protect the federal roundup of Bundy’s cattle on public land.

One of Bundy’s seven sons was shot with a stun gun, and Bundy’s sister was knocked to the ground; but no one was seriously hurt, and no arrests were made.

By late Wednesday, three militia members — two from Montana and one from Utah — had arrived at the ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Other militia groups have inundated the Bundy household with calls and pledges to muster at the site. Their stated goal: to protect the Bundys from tyranny.

Apr 11 08:26

Nevada cattle wars: Nevada senator sides with rancher against feds

A Republican US senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Apr 11 08:25

Palestinians sign up to Geneva Conventions

The Palestinian Authority has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties' guardian Switzerland confirmed on Friday.

Apr 11 08:24

BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases

The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an "endangered tortoise." But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.

Apr 11 08:22

Rumsfeld Personifies Our Society

The closest the film comes to asking Rumsfeld about the wrongness of launching a war on Iraq is with the question "Wouldn't it have been better not to go there at all?" Not "Wasn't it illegal?" Not "Do you believe 1.4 million Iraqis were killed or only 0.5 million?" Not "When you sleep at your home at the Mt. Misery plantation where they used to beat and whip slaves like Frederick Douglass how do you rank the mass slaughter you engaged in against the crimes of past eras?" Not "Was it at least inappropriate to smirk and claim that 'freedom is untidy' while people were destroying a society?" And to the only question that was asked, Rumsfeld is allowed to get away with replying "I guess time will tell."

Apr 11 08:22

Europe Targets Russia Irresponsibly

European nations follow Washington’s lead. They act disgracefully. They do so reprehensibly. They harm their own self-interest.

They partner in America‘s wars. They embrace confrontation. They harm their own people. Russia bashing is prioritized.

Apr 11 08:21

OPINION: Russia to Benefit From US Suspension of Nuclear Cooperation Program

Washington’s decision to end cooperation with Moscow on dismantling weapons of mass destruction due to the crisis in Ukraine will free up Russia for a military partnership with China, a Russian defense expert has said.

Apr 11 08:21

Big Brother Insanity: Countries Who Protect Citizens From NSA Spying "ViolateTrade Laws"

NSA spying is costing the U.S. tech industry tens of billions of dollars, and people around the world are trying to find non-U.S. companies to provide internet, cloud and computer products and services.

Apr 11 08:21

MH370: 9/11-style false flag gone awry?

I mean some of our viewers are saying this is like another false flag. And at 9/11 of course we were dealing with this subject. Let me say especially here at Press TV we take it very seriously and trying to deal with it, the sensitivity of this subject especially for the families of those who were on that plane. It is a very difficult time for them, we understand that.

However looking at this situation, how likely is this some type of setup and if so what could it be? What could be the goal of this situation like this?

Apr 11 08:19

Scientists discover how to make ethanol using just water and CO2

Scientists at Stanford University in the state of California say they’ve developed a procedure for making potent liquid ethanol that doesn’t rely on corn or any other crops traditionally involved in the process.

The researchers disclosed their discovery in the latest online edition of the journal Nature, and in it they say that in less than three years’ time they expect to have a prototype device ready that will make biofuel from using not much more than carbon monoxide, easily derived from carbon dioxide.

"We have discovered the first metal catalyst that can produce appreciable amounts of ethanol from carbon monoxide at room temperature and pressure – a notoriously difficult electrochemical reaction," wrote Stanford’s Matthew Kanan, a co-author of the report released this week.

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I'll bet that patent gets snapped up real quick ... and never seen again.

Apr 11 08:18

Monsanto, biotech stocks plummet the day after activists launch Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge

Biotech stocks plummeted Thursday following the release of Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge by Food Democracy Now -- a campaign that urged investors to sell shares of biotech companies like Monsanto.

"On Thursday, the Nasdaq composite, which is weighted heavily toward tech and biotech companies, had its worst day since November 2011," reported the Associated Press, less than 24 hours after the launch of Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge. The story was carried across thousands of newspapers such as the L.A. Times. (1)

"Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences and other biotech companies plunged. Gilead Sciences slid $5.17, or 7 percent, to $65.48 on Thursday. Biogen Idec dropped $13.33, or 4 percent, to $287.35. Both roughly doubled in value last year."

U.S. News and World Report declared, "Stocks drop as investors dump biotech" (see screen shot below), and other newspapers reported headlines like "Dow, Nasdaq fall dramatically as investors dump biotech stocks."

Apr 11 08:17

Is Harry Reid behind the actions of BLM in Nevada?

While there has been no full proof of Harry Reid making a push for BLM to do specific actions, there is some facts that point to his having a hand in some of it. This article will present some of the evidence of where these connections are.

Apr 11 08:15

America to invade Ukraine

The current Obama administration is not all together stupid, they can read public felling and sentiment. American people are tired of war, wars and wars and multitudes of wars. No other country in the world has been at war constantly since the Second World War, other than the US. Finally the people of the nation are weary of the endless killing and body bags coming home. The rhetoric of the slogans of deceit and the beating war drums are no longer stirring a failing country. The senses are becoming numbed by the endless lies and killing. Obama can at least see that he is not going to stir a nation on false pretexts this time over the Ukraine issue. Fortunately, because of the internet, many Americans can now see for themselves the truth behind much of the manoeuvrings of governments who are controlled by other forces.

Apr 11 08:12

Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk appeals to restive east

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has promised leaders in the country's restive east they'll be granted more powers. The move is an attempt to quell separatist sentiment amid heightened EU-Russia energy tension.

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Ukraine is asking for Europe's help to pay Russian gas bill. Looks like the plan to allow the ECB to loot Ukraine isn't working out very well.

Apr 11 08:10

Nancy Pelosi's secret hand in IRS stonewall

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., invoked “McCarthyism” Thursday to describe a House committee’s vote to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for protesting her innocence but then refusing to testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

The congressman went ballistic at a previous hearing, accusing Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of “un-American” behavior after Issa adjourned because Lerner repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment.

Cummings, in addition, has accused one of the groups targeted by the IRS, Catherine Engelbrecht’s True the Vote, of being racist.

In short, he’s provided plenty of vitriol to create headwinds for the GOP-led committee trying to investigate government wrongdoing.

But that was the job he reportedly was placed there to do by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Apr 11 08:04

Wall Street’s Land Grab: Firms Amass Rental Empire, Ousting Tenants & Threatening New Housing Crisis

The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, is now the largest owner of single-family rental homes in the country. In one day alone, Blackstone bought up 1,400 houses in Atlanta. And as private equity firms gobble up huge swaths of the housing market, they are partnering with big banks to bundle the mortgages on these rental homes into a new financial product known as "rental-backed securities," reminiscent of the "mortgage-backed securities" that helped cause the last financial crisis.

Apr 11 08:03

British gave 'full co-operation' for CIA black jail on Diego Garcia, report claims

The British government allowed the CIA to run a “black” jail for Al-Qaeda suspects on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, it was claimed last night.

The report, based on leaked accounts of a US Senate investigation into the CIA’s kidnap and torture programme after 9/11, contradicts years of British government denials that it allowed the US to use Diego Garcia for its “extraordinary rendition” programme.

The alleged Diego Garcia black site was used to hold some “high-value” detainees and was made with the “full co-operation” of the British government, according to Al Jazeera America, quoting US officials familiar with the Senate report.

Apr 11 07:54

Federal Court Finds Vaccine Caused Fatal Lupus

Apr 11 07:54

Standoff In Nevada: Another Federal Siege Against The Innocent

With the memory of Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, still very vivid in the collective memory of the American people comes another example of a federal government run amuck. A rancher in Nevada is watching the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seize his cattle and arrest his son for simply taking pictures of the events. BLM has also placed several federal snipers around his home with their high-powered rifles trained on his family. The last report I read said more than 200 federal agents are now surrounding the homestead complete with attack helicopters. All that seems to be missing are tanks.

Did the family do anything violent? No. Did they do anything immoral? No. Did they even do anything wrong? No. Did they do anything illegal? Well, that’s where the story gets interesting.

Apr 11 07:53

Zombie Democracy in the USA

I have always found discussions on democracy in the U.S. curious and at times hilarious. While I have always been impressed by the skillful way elites construct a narrative of democratic values and practice in a country that is, in reality, the antithesis of a democracy, the fervor with which that fairytale is embraced, even by intellectuals, has always been a source of curiosity for me. But at other moments, like the one we are in now, I can’t help but find some of the arguments used to support the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent McCutcheon decision—and even some of the comments lamenting how the decision will destroy democracy in the U.S.—somewhat funny.

Apr 11 07:53

Ukraine’s revolution isn’t over yet

As head of the government’s newly christened Lustration Committee — the result of a popular mandate during the months-long protests against Viktor Yanukovych — he’s meant to be spearheading an effort to cleanse Ukrainian politics of any traces of the ousted president, as well as the official abuse for which his regime was toppled.

Sobolev’s task might be easier if his committee had any real power, he says, or if the country’s new ruling coalition were to show any real interest in passing legislation aimed at purging the old elite.

But, according to Kyiv's leading moral crusader, the popular demand for lustration voiced on Independence Square, the “Maidan,” has fallen victim to politicians looking to save their own skin.

“It looks more like an attempt to fool the Maidan with this idea,” he says.

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In other words, the honeymoon is over with the new coup d'etat government in Kiev (actually in this case it was a rape) and the Ukrainians have already lost trust and confidence in their new leadership.

Apr 11 07:53

DOJ Issues Catalog of Albuquerque PD Constitutional Violations

Joe Wright
Activist Post

The Department of Justice (DOJ) itself is a largely lawless institution, but after a nearly two-year investigation into the actions of the Albuquerque Police Department, even they have to acknowledge the systematic use of egregious violence and a laundry list of general misconduct.

The APD - also known by residents as Another Person Dead - has been making the news with increased frequency following a rash of suspicious deaths, as well as the blatant execution of a homeless man, James M. Boyd, whom they set upon for "illegal camping."...

Apr 11 07:51

Sylvia Mathews Burwell picked to clean up Sebelius’ Obamacare mess

With the rocky rollout of his health care law in a post-deadline lull, President Obama will move this week to shake up his health care team, accepting the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and tapping his budget director as a troubleshooting replacement, the White House confirmed Thursday.

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So Sibelius takes the fall for the Obamacare disaster.

Apr 11 07:46

TIME Magazine: Syrian rebels seen firing U.S.-made weapons raises questions

YA THINK???

evidence of the American armaments in use in Syria, though their appearance in the northern province of Idlib, far from the U.S. approved rebel group’s area of operations is a disconcerting development.

Apr 11 07:40

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well documented. Less widely known has been the bureau’s role in secret operations against al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other locations around the world.

Apr 11 07:37

Tar Washing Ashore Shows Gulf Coast Not Back to Normal (Op-Ed)

In February, a group from the Florida State Department of Environmental Protection discovered an 81-square-foot tar mat cruising the shallows off Pensacola beach. That's 1,250 pounds of oily garbage that slithered across almost 200 miles of seabed, damaging environments and amassing sand and marine fragments.

Apr 11 07:33

MH370: Die Hoffnung schwindet langsam - Hope fades for Flight 470

Translated from the German

Olaf Boebel , Head of Ocean Acoustics at the Alfred Wegener Institute ( AWI) , considers it likely that the signals come from a group of beaked whales. " The frequency range is very similar. " In addition, the repetition rate and the characteristic "click" sound that resembles the "ping" a black box passe. Of the beaked whales there are hundreds of thousands - so it is quite conceivable that they would search teams in the way.

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Gee, I hate being right all the time. :)

Apr 11 07:29

Europe selling accelerates after JPMorgan earnings

European shares extended declines in afternoon trade on Friday as a disappointing earnings release from JPMorgan added to the "risk-off" sentiment.

Apr 11 07:29

Ranch Riot!! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's.

Apr 11 07:28

Rancher Cliven Bundy Speaks: “I Don’t Recognize Them Having Any Jurisdiction or Authority Over This Land”

According to Cliven Bundy, what’s at issue is that the US government has no right to call the shots over the land, as dictated by the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Mr. Bundy also notes that he and those arriving in the area are prepared to do whatever it takes to maintain their sovereignty.

Apr 11 07:26

‘Armenian genocide’ bill passes U.S. Senate Committee with 12 votes

An “Armenian genocide” resolution has passed the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee on April 10 by bipartisan voice.

Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, and Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, had presented the bill last week.

“Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turkey ... To honor the survivors and the memory of those lost, and to lead globally on human rights, the United States should finally join the European Union and 11 of our NATO allies in officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide,” Kirk had said.

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Why this bill and why now?

Armenian Americans are very angry at US support to Turkey while Turkey is sending their supported Jihadists into Syria to kill Christians in general, and Armentian in particular.

The last attack on Kessab, Armenian town, angered Armenia and Armenian Americans.They wanted the US senate and their Congress members to stand against Turkey and do something about such attacks.

Instead of criticising Turkish acts of supporting Jihadists now operating inside Syria, the Senate brought in a bill sponsered by Senator Menendez against Turkey for events under Ottoman Empire, almost a century ago to pacify the Armenian Americans community.

Apr 11 07:25

10 Things You Didn't Know About BitCoin

Apr 11 07:24

Walking Tall: Feds Taser Cowboy 4 Times as He Rips Chains Off at Battle of Bunkerville

One local rancher Ammon Bundy was shot by federal agents at close range no less than 4 times, and incredibly, he could be seen ripping away taser chains with his bare hands – never once losing his footing. Bundy sustained some surface injuries and bleeding.

Speaking the following day to a CNN news crew Bundy described the incident, explaining, “I’ve never been tasered before. They are amazing weapons, and I hope I never have to go through that again – but I will if I have to.”

Apr 11 07:23

Police raid innocent family because of indoor garden, spied on their purchases and dug through trash

Apr 11 07:20

Ukraine PM offers more power to eastern regions to quell crisis

In an attempt to quell the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine, the interim prime minister has offered to devolve more power to the regions.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk met officials in Donetsk on Friday, where pro-Russian separatists are occupying government buildings and demanding a referendum on independence from Kiev.

Yatsenyuk did not meet with representatives of the protesters, nor did he offer any detail on how his vision of devolution differed from that of the separatists.

It came as the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said Russia did not want to take over more Ukrainian territory but repeated a call for Kiev to grant more powers to regional authorities. "We want Ukraine to be whole within its current borders, but whole with full respect for the regions," state-run RIA quoted Lavrov as saying.

Apr 11 07:18

The Netherlands has more prison workers than prisoners

The Netherlands has more prison guards than prisoners, the AD reports on Friday, quoting justice ministry figures.

Currently, there are 9,710 people serving time in jail and 9,914 prison officials, the ministry figures show.

While the bulk of them are guards, the total also includes support staff and trainers such as sports coaches, the AD says.

Apr 11 07:18

Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery.

Apr 11 07:16

Jimmy Carter says Americans support the war agenda. Do you?

YES, I support the war agenda.
1% (6 votes)
NO, I oppose the war agenda
99% (658 votes)
Total votes: 664
Apr 11 07:16

The poor shall strive while the rich will thrive

The poorer you are, the more likely you need to shoulder more. This axiomatic rule of social intercourse, engagement and daily living is simple and brutal enough: the poor shall hold, conserve, preserve. The rich will thrive on that principle and forge ahead on backs, shoulders and general supports. History is replete with that principle: tithes, feudalism, taxes, excises, tariffs, the consumer tax provide the sweet rescue for the wealthily insecure. It is not those who have who must give – they, rather, demand that those who don’t have take their place in answering the question.

Apr 11 07:16

Hillary Clinton Asked Why She Supported Al Qaeda In Syria & Libya

In this video Luke Rudkowski asks Hillary Clinton why she supported Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria. During her tenure as Secretary of State the United States was providing financial and military support to Al Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria & Libya. When WeAreChange asks for an explanation Hillary Clinton laughs as if supporting Al Qaeda is funny.

Apr 11 07:14

Will There Be A Global Currency Revaluation?

A reader asks: "What is the global currency reset and should I be concerned?"

Apr 11 07:13

Jurist Says Mental Health Support Key To Stemming Mass Killings

Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty said today that the country will not have success in reducing the tragic type of shooting incident that occurred Friday in Connecticut without providing more mental health support.

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The Judge is rather naive about the problem. It is the medications being prescribed for problems, many of which like ADHD are simply made up to help sell these products, that have a long history of triggering espisodes of extreme violence and suicide that otherwise would not have occured. See ssristories.com

Apr 11 07:10

M7.1 - 57km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Apr 11 06:56

Israel impose tax sanction against Palestinian Authority

Israel has imposed sanctions against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in retaliation for its signing up to join international treaties, officials say.

They say taxes collected on behalf of the PA will be frozen, with limited access to bank deposits in Israel.

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the move as "Israeli hijacking" and "theft".

Apr 11 06:53

Ignoring Obama's War Crimes

While Western media focuses almost exclusively on events in Russia and Ukraine, it continues to ignore the growing calls for transparency and accountability for suspected war crimes and the most egregious of human rights violations from the Obama administration regarding its “targeted” killing program. That’s right; you might not know it, but the United States is being called to task for the very same violations of international law it so vehemently calls on others to obey.

Apr 11 06:53

The Zionist Lobby Under Fire in Oz

Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of questions re Australian policy and the demands of Israel and the local Jewish Lobby.

Apr 11 06:44

Ukraine’s first IMF money won’t be used to pay off Russian debt

Paying off debt to Russia will not be a first priority for Ukraine when it secures its first tranche of International Monetary (IMF) bailout cash, Oleksandr Shlapak, coup-imposed Ukraine’s Finance Minister has said.

"The money that we receive from the IMF will be divided between the reserves of the National Bank and the state budget, and the money will be earmarked. So we do not plan to spend on repaying debts to Russia,” Shlapak said at the IMF and World Bank spring meeting in Washington DC on Thursday.

Apr 11 06:43

NATO’s Russian troop build-up satellite images ‘show 2013 drills’

Upon looking at the photos, a senior official at the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces has confirmed to RIA Novosti the troops shown are indeed Russian ones and that they were photographed in the south of Russia.

There is one problem, though: the images were taken some eight months before the stated date, the source said.

“These shots, which were distributed by NATO, show Russian Armed Forces units of the Southern Military District, which in the summer of last year were taking part in various drills, including near the Ukrainian border,” the General Staff official told RIA Novosti.

Apr 11 06:41

Kiev backpedals on referendums after deadline to stop protest expires

Just after a deadline set by Kiev for protesters in eastern Ukraine to vacate seized buildings expired, Parliament-appointed PM Arseny Yatsenyuk pledged to push through a law allowing regional referendums in the country.

Holding referendums on the status of their respective regions was among the main demands posed by anti-Maidan activists, who have taken over a number of governmental buildings in eastern Ukraine this week.

Apr 11 06:36

Ukraine Media War: Fake content triggers big news

The confrontation over Ukraine has been unfolding not only on the ground, but in the media as well. And what appears to be an exaggeration of basic facts has led to some dubious reporting.

Apr 11 06:31

Heartbleed was an accident: Developer confesses to causing coding error and admits its effect is 'clearly severe'

The code was added on New Year's Eve in 2011 and no-one spotted the mistake until earlier this month.

'It was a simple programming error in a new feature, which unfortunately occurred in a security relevant area,' Dr Seggelmann said.

'It was not intended at all, especially since I have previously fixed OpenSSL bugs myself, and was trying to contribute to the project.'

Dr Seggelmann said the flaw was missed by him and a reviewer, who appears to have been Dr Stephen Henson, according to the logs.

Apr 11 06:26

Dying to live: Global cooling scheme increases dangerous seafood toxin that destroys kidney function

There is a wave of wicked, control-hungry ideology-gripping prominent scientists around the world. Some scientists may cling to "climate change" and "global warming" propaganda as means to justify control and manipulation of life on Earth. Working together, scientists, governments and large companies can buy out and control tremendous amounts of resources which are used for exploitation and experimentation of life on Earth.

As these deceivers feed the public global warming propaganda to justify their massive experiments on nature, they prove that they are nothing more than psychopaths. These psychopaths often support a global carbon tax that would force everyone to submit to their plans. One of their global cooling programs is iron seeding of ocean waters. This is now being exposed as a heinous experiment on aquatic, mammalian and human life.

Apr 11 06:12

Google Chrome Bug Could Allow Websites To Snoop On Conversations

Chrome can access your computer's microphone to enable voice searches and Google Now functionality, but an Israel-based developer has found a security flaw that allows Websites to record text transcripts of any conversation in range of your computer's microphone.

Apr 11 06:08

Windows 8.1 Update woes pile up: Errors 80070020, 80073712, 800F081F, 80242FFF, 800F0922

WSUS is still down, as general update failures and complaints flow in the two days since the release of Windows 8.1 Update

Apr 11 06:03

Heartbleed: don't rush to update passwords, security experts warn

Internet security researchers say people should not rush to change their passwords after the discovery of a widespread "catastrophic" software flaw that could expose website user details to hackers.

The flaw, dubbed "Heartbleed", could reveal anything which is currently being processed by a web server – including usernames, passwords and cryptographic keys being used inside the site. Those at risk include Deutsche Bank, Yahoo and its subsidiary sites Flickr and Tumblr, photo-sharing site Imgur, and the FBI.

About half a million sites worldwide are reckoned to be insecure. "Catastrophic is the right word," commented Bruce Schneier, an independent security expert. "On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11."

Apr 11 05:59

Flashback: The FBI Allowed the 1993 WTC Bombing to Happen

Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad Salem, should be used, the informer said.

Apr 11 05:57

Flashback: British double-agent was in Real IRA's Omagh bomb team

SECURITY forces didn't intercept the Real IRA's Omagh bombing team because one of the terrorists was a British double-agent whose cover would have been blown as an informer if the operation was uncovered.

The security forces were forced to hope that their agent would provide them with intelligence to ensure that the bomb would go off without casualties. In the event, due to blundered telephone warnings, 29 people died on August 15 1998.

The revelations follow claims by another British double-agent in the IRA, Kevin Fulton (not his real name), that he phoned a warning to his RUC handlers 48 hours before the Omagh bombing that the Real IRA was planning an attack and gave details of one of the bombing team and the man's car registration.

Apr 11 04:12

The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton does not have a reputation as a crackpot. Quite the opposite. He's been favorably profiled in the New York Times for his business acumen and charitable deeds. His experience as the head of Limewire—which disrupted the music industry and then lost a $100 million lawsuit as a result—was closely followed by the press. And when Michael Lewis's blockbuster new book about high frequency trading was published recently, prominent media outlets turned to Gorton to learn what HFT firms are really like. The Huffington Post even dubbed him "the new face of Wall Street." He is a very respected and very wealthy man.

This week, we were forwarded documents that Gorton was sending out to employees at Tower Research. These documents—embedded at the bottom of this post—are essays by Mark Gorton, laying out his theories on the secret high-level murderous criminal "Cabal" that is responsible for, among other things, the JFK and RFK assassinations, the presidential careers of the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 plot, and the murder of countless witnesses, politicians, and journalists who sought to expose them, including Sen. Paul Wellstone and even Hunter S. Thompson. Everything, according to Gorton, has been an inside job.

Apr 11 00:22

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during Las Vegas speech (VIDEO)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ducks after a woman threw an object toward her while she was delivering remarks at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries conference on April 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Apr 11 00:19

911 van bombers and spies

Apr 11 00:02

Riots In Spain

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53 cities

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Apr 10 22:54

Militia Arrives at Bundy Ranch

The latest from the Bundy Ranch, where the militia has arrived in support of Cliven Bundy in his stand off against the Federal Government, where the Bureau of Land Management has surrounded his ranch with snipers, helicopters and heavy equipment.

Governor Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller have condemned the actions of the BLM.

The governor has released a statement: "No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans."

Sheriff Richard Mack, of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, has declared the Governor's words to be, just that - WORDS - and that immediate action on the part of the Governor should be take to call off the pending Range War.

Apr 10 22:49

Aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by deputies in West Hollywood

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledged Thursday that its deputies mistakenly shot and killed a aspiring TV producer they thought was a stabbing suspect.

Apr 10 22:47

Albuquerque police routinely use excessive force - DOJ

The Albuquerque Police Department in the state of New Mexico has repeatedly used excessive force and violated citizens' Fourth Amendment rights, according to a report by the Department of Justice.

Apr 10 22:45

Ukraine’s putsch-appointed local authorities rely on hired gangs

Ukraine’s presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev says the new local authorities that Kiev has appointed in the country’s southern and eastern regions rely on militias hired especially for a crackdown on opponents of the new leadership.

Apr 10 22:00

“America as the No. 1 warmonger”: President Jimmy Carter talks to Salon about race, cable news, “slut-shaming” and more

The rest of the world, almost unanimously, looks at America as the No. 1 warmonger. That we revert to armed conflict almost at the drop of a hat — and quite often it’s not only desired by the leaders of our country, but it’s also supported by the people of America. We’ve also reverted back to a terrible degree of punishment of our people rather than the reinstitution of them back into life. And this means that we have 7.5 times as many people now in prison as when I left the governor’s mansion. We’re the only country that has the death penalty in NATO; we’re the only country in this hemisphere that has the death penalty, and this is another blight on our country as far as unwarranted, unnecessary and counterproductive violence are concerned.

Apr 10 21:55

Militia on their way to Bundy Ranch in Nevada: Showdown between Feds and State Rights Supporters

Over the last week, we have extensively covered the showdown at the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada; today, things took a turn for the worse as militia from around the country mobilized and started making their way into Nevada.

The showdown started when Federal officials sent in Armed BLM agents to steal Cliven Bundy’s cattle, and in the process closed off over 600,000 acres to the public. This land, which is used by hunters and fisherman throughout Nevada and Arizona, has been officially closed down by the BLM, who says it will remain closed until at least May 12th.

Apr 10 20:30

NATO Trains Terrorists to Destabilize Ukraine

”Those organizations (private security companies) will do what NATO cannot do openly. They can train people to be terrorists,” Chossudovsky said, adding that in Syria private contractors were training al-Qaeda.

“We are talking about the continuation of the US policy of military intervention in Ukraine and a preparatory stage for a massacre in southeastern Ukraine,” Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the National Defense monthly Russian-language magazine said, adding that the deployment of mercenaries from a private company Greystone Ltd. may be financed by Ukrainian oligarchs and organized in coordination with the US State Department.

Apr 10 20:27

UN Shows 'Shocking Indifference' Towards Displaced People: Doctors

The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) slammed the United Nations Mission in South Sudan on Wednesday for refusing to improve the conditions and "chances of survival" for 21,000 displaced people living at a flooded UN base in the capital Juba, where they are subject to dangerous conditions, diseases, and "potential epidemics."

Apr 10 20:15

Bureau of Land Management plots to steal the Bundy Ranch

Apr 10 20:10

Aussie media focus on Carr’s assertion that Israel lobby had ‘direct line’ into Prime Minister’s office

Note that Carr is saying precisely what Walt and Mearsheimer wrote eight years ago and were also accused of bigotry for saying: It’s not Jews, it’s the lobby, which represents a conservative segment of that community; and the lobby has a “stranglehold” on our foreign policy.

Carr knew what he was saying would be explosive. Maybe that’s why he published diary entries verbatim, and text messages that he exchanged with Julia Gillard, showing the penetration of the lobby into decisionmaking about the Middle East.

Apr 10 19:52

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during Las Vegas speech (VIDEO)

Former US Secretary of State was nearly hit by a shoe during a speech in Las Vegas Thursday, dodging the object at the last second as an usher escorted a young woman from the audience.

Apr 10 19:36

Libya War: What They Don’t Want You to Know

Apr 10 19:27

Russia not to restore Ukraine’s economy single-handedly - Putin in letter to EU leaders. FULL TEXT

Here's what Putin said,full text with out somebody putting words in his mouth. Once again he comes off as reasonable,businesslike and statesmanlike. There is no need to characterize any of this statement as a threat!

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed possible mechanisms to European leaders for urgent discussion of the situation with Ukraine's debt for Russian gas, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement. Putin's letter was sent on Thursday to the leaders of Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Austria, and Italy. Here is the full text of it:

Apr 10 19:04

Americas overtake Africa as region with most murders: UN report finds nearly 40% of world's murders were committed in Americas in 2012

The Americas have overtaken Africa as the region with the most murders, thanks to a surge in organised crime, according to a UN report.

Apr 10 19:01

Militias on route: Is the second American Revolution starting in Bunkerville?

This little spot in the desert may be compared with Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.

Apr 10 18:30

Could BLM leaseholds for fracking operations be the reason for recent Bundy Ranch standoff?

The same bureaucracy that sold dozens of land leases to fracking companies last year is responsible for the recent Bundy Ranch standoff

Apr 10 18:18

Oath Keepers Vow to Stand by Bundy Ranch in Cattle Dispute with Feds

Things are escalating quickly in the public land use dispute between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a 67-year-old cattle rancher and his family.

While Bundy's family has grazed cattle on the land in question since the 1870s, the state decided to officially outlaw cattle grazing in the area in an Agenda 21-esque move back in 1998 under the guise of protecting the environment for the endangered desert tortoise.

Now BLM says that, not only has Bundy has refused to pay the federal government for "grazing rights" for the last 20 years, but they have officially declared that his cattle are now "trespassing" on what is supposed to be public land.

Apr 10 17:49

IMF chief says Ukraine bailout won’t fail

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She said that about Cyprus and Greece.

Apr 10 17:39

Another Victim of Obamacare: Sebelius Resigns

After five years of being the scapegoat of the Obamacare debacle, beleaguered Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius has finally waved the white flag of surrender.

Apr 10 16:18

The U.S. Gov’t Vs. a Cattle Rancher: ‘Wake up America. They are taking everything away from us.’

In a stand-off that has been likened to Ruby Ridge and Waco, the federal government has now deployed armed agents in a case of what the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has deemed “trespass cattle,” escalating a 20-year battle over grazing rights and what actually constitutes “public land” use in Southern Nevada.

Apr 10 16:08

Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov

Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

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The designated scapegoat falls on her sword for Emperor Obama!

Apr 10 16:01

Why vaccines spread disease; an in-depth analysis of flawed vaccination science

(NaturalNews) Infectious diseases that the system insists have been mostly eradicated due to the advent of vaccines are starting to reemerge, with much of the blame for this being levied on the unvaccinated, who are automatically assumed to be the culprits. But a deeper look into the history of vaccines, how they work and what level of long-term protection they truly provide reveals that these golden calves of modern medicine are actually the vehicles through which infectious disease is being spread, with vaccinated individuals as the primary disease carriers.

Apr 10 15:47

Comcast PAC gave money to every senator examining Time Warner Cable merger

It's no surprise that Comcast donates money to members of Congress. Political connections come in handy for a company seeking government approval of mergers, like Comcast's 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal and its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC).

But just how many politicians have accepted money from Comcast's political arm? In the case of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held the first congressional hearing on the Comcast/TWC merger yesterday, the answer is all of them.

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"It's not bribery; it's gratitude!" -- United States Supreme Court

Apr 10 15:23

Obama Praises Iraq War

"I don't oppose all wars".

"What I am opposed to is a dumb war.

"What I am opposed to is a rash war.

"What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne."

Barack Obama said that at an anti-war rally in Chicago on October 2, 2002 , when he was still an Illinois state senator.

Apr 10 15:18

BLM Wants to Seize 90,000 Acres of Texas Ranchers’ Land

The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years.

The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never belonged to Texas in the first place. They will seize the land and it will seriously change the boundaries between the two states.

Apr 10 15:17

BLM Confrontation With Nevada Rancher Boils Over

Who are the real trespassers in the confrontation on Bundy land in Nevada? Is the BLM killing the “trespass cattle” in Nevada? Questions are compounding as violence broke out Wednesday. Supporters and family members confronted rangers who tried to block the roadway. Eventually they left, but not until violence broke loose.

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So, it is the government that has initiated the violence.

Apr 10 15:14

Hillary Clinton Can't Name Her Accomplishments at the State Department

People have been talking about a Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton presidency for years, and some are already fired up about the possibility of her running in 2016. There's even a group called "Ready for Hillary" that selling HC 2016 merchandise, even though Clinton has not announced that she is going to run.

But what makes Killary qualified to run for president? What has she actually accomplished during her political career?

Apr 10 15:02

Israeli police brutality caught on video

Apr 10 14:47

IRS prepares to go after ObamaCare mandate fines

With the ObamaCare enrollment deadline in the rearview for most, the IRS is preparing for the next step -- tracking and penalizing those who choose not, or cannot afford, to buy approved health insurance.

How aggressive the agency will be in pursuing those fines, though, is an open question. The IRS already is under fire over last year's political targeting scandal and talk of harsh fines on the millions who still do not have insurance is a touchy subject in an election year.

Apr 10 14:47

Stabbing accused was like ‘deer in headlights’

The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health defense.

I'm left wondering if SSRIs are a factor here.

Apr 10 14:42

Foreign-backed militants kill 14 in Syria’s Homs

Foreign-backed militants have slain 14 people in the western Syrian city of Homs on the same day that car bombs killed at least 25 people in the city.

Apr 10 14:32

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter. After 8 months of wrangling to push talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority forward, he admitted while in a visit to Morocco on April 04 that the latest setback had served as a ‘reality check’ for the peace process. But confining that reality check to the peace process is hardly representative of the painful reality through which the United States has been forced to subsist in during the last few years.

Apr 10 14:32

Economic Update: Bankers and Presidents

Updates on Bill O'Reilly vs. Bill de Blasio; Greek bonds; millions of dollars for Detroit's athletes; and who pays federal taxes. Richard Wolff interviews Nomi Prins, the ex-Goldman Sachs banker, on her new book All the Presidents' Bankers. Response to listener on where and why Congress refuses to act (taxing rich, helping poor, reducing inequality, etc.) despite US poll results showing big majorities supporting those actions.

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