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May 18, 2015

May 18 13:38

Gandhi as an Economist

If humans are to achieve a stable society in the distant future, it will be necessary for them to become modest in their economic behavior and peaceful in their politics. For both modesty and peace, Gandhi is useful as a source of ideas.

May 18 13:28

Israel Offers African Immigrants Plane Tickets or Prison

United Press Internation reports that the Israeli government appears to be serious about sending perhaps more than 50,000 African refugees out of the country.

The immigrants have largely come from Sudan and Eritrea over the last 10 years, but the Israeli government is now taking action to ship them out, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

May 18 13:18

‘He’s got a gun!’ Surprise school intruder drill traumatizes elementary students

Police and school officials in Worland, Wyoming are taking heat from parents after a spontaneous “training exercise” left their elementary aged children traumatized.

The idea was to have a school intruder show up on the playground to see if teachers would respond appropriately to usher students away from danger, but that wasn’t exactly how it played out, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

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No, the idea was to traumatize the kids to support the gun-grabber agenda!

May 18 13:16

Is the US planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the South China Sea?

Following weeks of scaremongering by American officials over China’s activities in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry used his visit to Beijing last weekend to issue an ultimatum to Chinese leaders to halt land reclamation on islets and shoals. His Chinese counterpart Wang Yi bluntly refused, insisting that China would safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity “as firm as a rock.”

May 18 13:09

Is Scaremongering War-Loving Lunatic Lindsey Graham Running for POTUS?

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is hinting about running for president in 2016.

He’s not going to officially announce anything until June 1, but he’s been making proclamations about what a great (tyrant) leader he’d be.


May 18 13:04

Establishment Journalists Pride Themselves on Staying on the Official Rails

In his brilliant analysis in Columbia Journalism Review (3/15/15) of establishment media reaction to Seymour Hersh’s re-examination of the killing of Osama bin Laden (London Review of Books, 5/21/15), the Guardian‘s Trevor Timm notes that one of the put-downs hurled at Hersh to discredit his story is “off the rails”–as in, “In recent years, however, Hersh has appeared increasingly to have gone off the rails,” as Max Fisher put it in his Vox broadside (5/11/15).

May 18 13:02

Congressman Dan Burton Questions FDA Representative Over Mercury In Vaccines

May 18 12:59

Caught On Tape: Cop Forced To Resign After Face-Slamming Man Into Concrete

The officer, David Schmindt Jr.,resigned from the County Sheriff’s Office after charges of misdemeanor assault and battery were brought against him.

May 18 12:56

David Stockman: "We Are Entering The Terminal Phase Of The Global Financial System"

Today David Stockman, the man President Ronald Reagan called upon along with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to help save the United States from disaster in 1981, warned King World News that we are now entering the “terminal phase” of the global financial system that will end in total collapse.

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May 18 12:39

Cleveland Cop Trial Update

Verdict soon: Cleveland police officer charged in deadly chase

16 Cleveland officers decline to testify in police shooting case, prosecutor likens it to 'organized crime syndicate'

Protesters block traffic

Cleveland prepares for rioting as verdict for cop approaches

Court: Brelo verdict could take days or weeks to render

May 18 12:35

Netanyahu: more settlements are “decisive answer” to terrorism

Speaking at the Jerusalem Day ceremony today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue to expand settlements in the occupied east of the city, saying this was a “decisive answer” to terrorism.

Netanyahu went on to talk up the 1967 conquest of the east and the “reunification” as “drama on a Biblical scale,” insisting they will never again allow the city to be divided.

During the last days before the election, Netanyahu vowed to dramatically expand settlement building in East Jerusalem, and to do so in such a way as to make Palestinian statehood including it impossible.


May 18 12:34

Senator Reads the TPP and Exposes Its Contents; Other Elected Officials Should Do the Same

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the few members of Congress who has taken the time to jump through the hoops and read the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But, he has gone a step farther than other members - he told members of Congress what he read. He told the truth about what the TPP says and why Congress should oppose it in a five page letter to his colleagues.

May 18 12:23

video - Hammond cop abuses k9 unit

May 18 12:13

Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Suspect Drives Nail in the Coffin of US Justice System

With the jury’s verdict now in sentencing an innocent man to death, the US justice system is sinking ever lower in its moral decay. So many giant holes in the prosecution’s case were simply ignored. Photos of the shredded backpacks allegedly containing the bombs never matched the backpacks of the Tsarnaev brothers. But the fact that they did match a number of Kraft International private security contractors photographed at the scene meant nothing. When evidence of a staged “realistic” enacted event complete with role actors and stagehand direction, fake bombs and fake blood, pre-marathon announcements of a “bomb drill” confirmed by a public notice in the Boston Globe, and no real evidence that either Tsarnaev brother committed a crime as much as admitted by the feds, there is absolutely no justice left in America today!

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May 18 12:05

WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are calling a blow to animal welfare, environmental standards, and democracy, the World Trade Organization on Monday ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where cows, chicken or other animals were born, raised and slaughtered are in violation of international trade pacts because they place foreign imports at an economic disadvantage.

May 18 12:03

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

It is inescapable historical reality that leaders of nations will lie to their people to trick them into wars they otherwise would have refused. It is not "conspiracy theory" to suggest that leaders of nations lie to trick their people into wars. It is undeniable fact.

This brings us to the present case.

Did the government of the United States lie to the American people, more to the point, did President Bush and his Neocon associates lie to Congress, to initiate a war of conquest in Iraq?

This question has been given currency by a memo leaked from inside the British Government which clearly indicates a decision to go to war followed by the "fixing" of information around that policy. This is, as they say, a smoking gun.

But the fact is that long before this memo surfaced, it had become obvious that the US Government, aided by that of Great Britain, was lying to create the public support for a war in Iraq.

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The corporate media is parroting the "bad intelligence" excuse for what is now acknowledged to have been a disastrous decision to go into Iraq. But there was no bad intelligence. The real goal of the war was to end Iraq's selling of their oil for the Euro and the claims about nuclear weapons was the lie told to you to trick you into sending your children to be killed and crippled for the US dollar's continuing hegemony!

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May 18 12:00

Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin

Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where their red meat comes from.

The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. "country of origin" labels put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage. The current labels say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

The Obama administration has already revised the labels once to try to comply with previous WTO rulings in favor of Canada and Mexico. Since those efforts didn't work, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress will have to weigh in to avoid retaliation — such as extra tariffs — from the two neighbor countries.

May 18 11:58

UK legal migrants 'too scared to seek medical help'

A charity group says migrants who are in possession of proper documents are still afraid of arrest and thus avoid seeking vital medical care.

May 18 11:57

Litmus Test: Will Patriot Act Spying Continue?

With key provisions of the so-called Patriot Act set to expire on June 1, the fight to preserve the Constitution is heating up – and the battle lines tell us everything we need to know about the state of the country and the prospects for liberty.


May 18 11:57

The Phony ‘Bad Intel’ Defense on Iraq

Presidential aspirant Jeb Bush this week may have damaged his chances by flubbing the answer to an entirely predictable question about his big brother’s decision to attack Iraq.

May 18 11:52

US Blinks in Face-Off with Russia

After staring Russia in the face for the best part of a year, the poker-faced Americans finally realized they are holding a bunch of worthless cards. And the Americans blinked.

Last week started with US Secretary of State John Kerry coming to Russia to lay a wreath for the millions of Soviet soldiers who gave their lives in the historic defeat of Nazi Germany. Then the week ended with Kerry’s deputy at the State Department, Victoria Nuland, flying to Moscow to meet Russian officials to discuss implementation of the Minsk ceasefire in Ukraine.

That’s what you might call «America blinking first» in its high-stakes and reckless face-off with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

May 18 11:49

MEGAPHONE REDUX - Canary Mission: Radicals Exposed

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Note the very end of the video in which they admit the purpose of this system is to deny employment to anyone who says anything Israel objects to!

May 18 11:15

Snow, Ice and Wind Storm Blasts Manitoba

On average, Winnipeg only sees about 2cm of snow in May and that is usually during the first week of the month. In Brandon, that figure is about 4.5 cm. Clearly, this is a very unusual storm for mid-May.

May 18 11:14

Yep, that’s snow. Chill makes you check if it’s May – or March

An unseasonable belt of spring snow pushed from parts of North Dakota into western Minnesota early Monday, leaving a measurable amount in Devil’s Lake and a dusting in Grand Forks and Bemidji.

May 18 11:13

Cold, Wet Storm To Bring Snow & Renewed Flooding Concerns This Week

The cool and wet pattern that has been dominating Colorado’s weather for the past few weeks will continue for several more days.

In fact an unusually cold storm system will move into the central Rockies by Monday night dropping the snow level below tree line.


May 18 11:13

Rain and mountain snow again this week

Some of the most intense areas of moisture will be in the Front Range mountains where it will fall as snow.

May 18 11:10

Congress claims it can make insider trades and there’s nothing anyone can do about it

Little by little, over more than a century, Americans have slowly lost control over their government. Today, average Americans exert little influence, if any at all, over their elected leaders, even though they make up 99 percent of the electorate.

May 18 11:10

Detroit water shutoffs set to resume; groups urge plan

Water shutoffs are expected to resume as soon as this week for delinquent residential account holders in Detroit, prompting some to renew the call for a water affordability study.

City Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez joined a group of activists who gathered outside City Hall Monday to advocate for a water affordability plan, saying the assistance model long-used in Detroit is a “broken” one and may not be the best strategy under the new Great Lakes Water Authority set to take effect on July 1.

May 18 11:07

53 Admitted False Flag Attacks

Not Theory … Admitted Fact

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:


May 18 11:07

False Flag - The Trailer HD

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Bumped to the top in light of the "ISIS has 70 agents in 15 states and is gonna GETCHA if you don't give us all your money and children!" currently flooding the corporate media.

UPDATE: US military put on high alert for terror attack ... based on one message "discovered" by Rita Katz' SITE Intelligence group.

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May 18 11:06

More small fracking quqkes hit Oklahoma

May 18 10:59

Good News for Gold

In early May, the Economist has published an editorial on gold, ominously entitled “Buried”. We wanted to comment on it earlier already, but never seemed to get around to it. It is still worth doing so for a number of reasons.

May 18 10:56

America Under Israeli Occupation

May 18 10:34

Cold temperature records set in Saskatchewan

Environment Canada says a couple of cold temperature records were established on the May long weekend in Saskatchewan. It released a weather summary early Monday morning.

An arctic high pressure ridge settled over southern areas of the province last night producing clear conditions and widespread frost.

A new record low temperature was set in North Battleford at -4.5°C. The previous mark was set in 1895 at -3.3°C.

Swift Current also broke a record at -5.9°C, beating out -5.6°C, which was set in 1923.

May 18 10:19

Prepare for the Battle of Baghdad: ISIS hold victory parade after taking key city of Ramadi just 60 miles from capital in an orgy of violence and beheadings

ISIS could march on the Iraqi capital Baghdad within the next month after capturing the nearby city of Ramadi - where it has already carried out beheadings and a twisted victory parade - experts have said.

Mutilated bodies scatter the streets of the 'Gateway of Baghdad', where Islamic State slaughtered around 500 and forced over 8,000 to flee their homes over the last few days.

Now ISIS has released images of militants celebrating, children wielding automatic weapons and a fleet of pick-up trucks carrying its jubilant fighters through the blood-stained streets of Ramadi.

May 18 10:18

THE SWASTIKA OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Double standards extraordinaire ….

It is forbidden to display a swastika anywhere in Israel …..

BUT

It’s OK for a dance troupe to wear t shirts displaying the symbol of kahane’s outlawed kach party at a performance in Jerusalem…

May 18 10:18

JERUSALEM DAY IN PALESTINE ~~ THE ONGOING NAKBA

Following are reports and photos from the Palestinian Press (Click on links)

May 18 10:08

‘Tories may cut 100,000 jobs over next 5 years’

A union representing British civil servants is warning that the new Conservative government may slash up to 100,000 jobs over the next five years.

May 18 10:07

US military sexual assault victims face retaliation: Report

US military personnel who are sexually assaulted and report the crime often encounter retaliation, while soldiers who sexually abuse and retaliate rarely face punishment, an international human rights organization says.

May 18 10:06

Israeli Defense Forces Major General Laughs: "We Israelis, we are sure that we're the center of the world; it's natural that candidates are coming to Israel. And we like it."

In a recent corporate news article about Scott Walker's trip to Israel, several Israel leaders gave some very revealing quotes regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. An Israeli professor said that Obama and Democrats are seen as "isolationists" by Israelis. An Israeli settler leader was quoted as saying "people on the right in Israel feel favorable toward Rubio and, to a certain extent, Bush." He added "We definitely can live with a Clinton administration."
A major general in the IDF Who toured Israel with Walker was quoted as laughing: "We Israelis, we are sure that we're the center of the world... From our point of view, it's natural that candidates are coming to Israel. And we like it because we think it's very important for us and in a way we think that Israel is a strategic asset."

May 18 10:03

University student in Georgia accused of harassment for waiting for an appointment

An academic adviser at a Georgia university has been placed on leave after a video of her accusing a student of harassment — apparently for sitting in a room waiting for an appointment — went viral.

May 18 10:03

UK government quietly passed new legislation that exempts GCHQ, police, and other intelligence officers from prosecution for hacking into computers and mobile phones

While major or controversial legislative changes usually go through normal parliamentary process (i.e. democratic debate) before being passed into law, in this case an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act was snuck in under the radar as secondary legislation. According to Privacy International, "It appears no regulators, commissioners responsible for overseeing the intelligence agencies, the Information Commissioner's Office, industry, NGOs or the public were notified or consulted about the proposed legislative changes... There was no public debate."

May 18 09:52

Chicago residents speak on police torture at Homan Square "black site"

A string of revelations by the Guardian newspaper have exposed widespread police torture by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) at a “black-site” detention facility known as Homan Square. Victims have described being detained illegally, without a lawyer, for hours or days, and being physically abused or sexually assaulted.

May 18 09:51

More Evidence of Israel’s Dirty Role in the Syrian Proxy War

Video footage surfaced last week showing the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) treating a wounded anti-Assad Syrian rebel, following a UN report at the end of last year which found that the IDF and the Syrian rebels (including ISIS) were in regular contact. The Times of Israel reported on this latest video in an article titled,IDF posts footage of medics saving Syrian rebel in Golan:

May 18 09:48

The Emperor Beckons Us to the Graveyard

Those very few words of Obama’s, his most widely circulated PR effort to garner support for the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and thoroughly representative of the thinking of our imperial elite, are so revealing, so wrong and so dangerous on so many levels that one scarcely knows where to begin. In fact they carry the seeds of our destruction. And they are focused on China.

May 18 09:45

Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know

Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.

May 18 09:44

Questions over Al Sharpton's daughter's $5million 'sprained ankle' lawsuit against New York City after she posts photo of herself climbing a MOUNTAIN in Bali

Dominique Sharpton, 29, has filed a $5million lawsuit against New York City alleging she was 'severely injured, bruised and wounded' when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year.

Just this Saturday however she posted a photo to Instagram that showed her and a friend shortly after they had hiked to the peak of a mountain in Bali, with both women smiling as they pose above the clouds.

May 18 09:40

Proposed surveillance limits could force US to 'go dark', says Mitch McConnell

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that legislation concerning the federal government’s powers of surveillance that was passed by the House of Representatives this week could cause the country to “go dark” when it comes to collecting Americans’ phone records.

McConnell said that if such a state of affairs came about, “we’ll not be able to have yet another tool that we need to combat this terrorist threat from overseas”.

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Mitch, you are a tyrant's wet-dream!

First, under the Fourth Amendment, the government is not allowed at will to peek into our private lives, drool over naked pictures of our lovers, steal our business secrets, (all of which they have been caught doing) etc.

Second, in 12 years of living under tyranny, the NSA, TSA, DHS, FBI, CIA have not actually prevented any terror attacks. Yes, they have set up a bunch of innocent patsies to be arrested for propaganda purposes, but no real terrorists, and the reason is simple. As we demonstrated 6 times over at my website, anyone with modest programming skills can write systems of encryption the NSA simply cannot break. Which means the entire surveillance system you are so in love with is only able to spy on law abiding citizens. That means it is a hideous waste of time, money, manpower, and other resources.

But Mitch, I will make you a deal. We The People will allow total surveillance over our phone calls and emails and texts ... as soon as all members of Congress allow We The People the same access to your emails, phone calls, and texts. Fair enough?

May 18 09:36

City Takes Family's Two Mini Dairy Goats; Pay Thousands in Fines or Same to Rewrite Code

Apparently the city wants her to choose between GMO soy formula, paying fines in punishment OR paying over $3,500 for their having to rewrite the code. In the meantime - how does she get her Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats back?

No one asked to be drowned in code or have their rights stripped to begin with - can you imagine footing the bill for keeping your rights?

May 18 09:35

Saudi Warplanes Bomb Yemen's Capital in Violation of Truce

The Saudi-led air strikes targeted the capital on Sunday. Sounds of explosions were heard across Northern Sana'a.

Saudi Arabia launched its bombing campaign against Yemen on March 26 in an attempt to restore power to fugitive President Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

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It is simple. Yemen's people want to rule Yemen for themselves and not live under a US puppet. The US is using Saudi Arabia as a proxy to hide the fact that they are having to go back into Yemen only a few years after the "successful" intervention that put the US puppet into power.

May 18 09:33

Belligerent US Refuses To Cede Control Over IMF In Snub To China

So while the AIIB certainly represents an attempt on China’s part to realize its regional ambitions (what we’ve described as the establishment of a Sino-Monroe Doctrine) and carve out a foothold for the yuan on the global stage, it’s also a product of Washington’s failure to adapt to a changing world. That is, the establishment of new supranational lenders suggests the US-dominated multilateral institutions that have characterized the post-war world are proving unable (for whatever reason) to meet the needs of modernity.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the IMF, where reforms aimed at making the Fund more reflective of its membership have been stymied by Congressional ineptitude for years.

May 18 09:32

Study: One in four Americans who purchased insurance still can't afford medical care

One in four people who bought health insurance on their own couldn’t afford medical care last year, according to a study released Thursday that shows out-of-pockets costs are still getting between Americans and their doctors despite Obamacare’s progress in cutting the ranks of the uninsured.

May 18 09:31

USDA Publishes ‘Healthy’ Food Photo to Combat #ThanksMichelleObama Meme

The United States Department of Agriculture posted an image of an appetizing school lunch in an effort to reverse the #ThanksMichelleObama PR disaster that has spread like wildfire on Twitter over the past 12 months.

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This is the state of the US today. Nobody fixes problems any more because it is easier to simply propagandize them away!

May 18 09:30

Democracy American Style - Macedonia

Macedonia is about to experience Democracy American Style. The nation’s misfortune is simple. It occupies strategic territory of keen interest to the United States and Russia.

May 18 09:29

Republican Leaders Vow to Pass TPP Fast Track for Obama

After defeat in the Senate last week at the hands of Democrats, the Senate reversed itself and passed the fast tracking measure and now top Republicans are predicting it will pass both chambers.

May 18 09:29

Humanitarian Pause Is Over, Arab Coalition Resumes Airstrikes in Yemen

The Arab coalition's aircraft renewed strikes against targets in the southern Yemeni city of Aden after the expiration of a five-day humanitarian truce in the country, a senior Yemeni army official said Monday.

May 18 09:28

Not ISIS? Saudi Arabia To Execute & Display Beheaded Body Of Political Activist In Public "Crucifixion"

One of the ways that the U.S. government most clearly expresses its deep dedication to global human rights, democracy and decency across the globe is via its unwavering support for the feudal, inhumane tyrannical monarchy of Saudi Arabia. A monarchy that also increasingly seems to have played a key role in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Saudis have received a lot of bad press as of late due to it consistently breaking its own records for beheadings, but sometimes a simple beheading isn’t sufficient. In a punishment known as “crucifixion,” the executed person’s beheaded body is placed on public display for three days. Currently facing this fate are three political activists, including two children.

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"You don;t understand. ISIS' beheadings are BAAAAAAAAD, while Saudi Arabia's beheadings are GOOOOOOOOOOOD! See?" -- official White Horse Souse

May 18 09:27

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine: you’re in Yellowstone National Park and it’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black bear playing in the trees. What if you submitted that photo to the National Weather Service for them to publish on their Facebook page or to a contest sponsored by the Forest Service? According to a new law in Wyoming, that could land you in jail.

May 18 09:26

Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her

Almost a decade ago, as Hillary Clinton ran for reelection to the Senate on her way to seeking the presidency for the first time, the New York Times reported on her unusually close relationship with Corning, Inc., an upstate glass titan. Clinton advanced the company's interests, racking up a big assist by getting China to ease a trade barrier. And the firm's mostly Republican executives opened up their wallets for her campaign.

During Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Corning lobbied the department on a variety of trade issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The company has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to her family's foundation. And last July, when it was clear that Clinton would again seek the presidency in 2016, Corning coughed up a $225,500 honorarium for Clinton to speak.

May 18 09:26

The dire ObamaCare threat to New York’s hospitals

The bottom line of Stringer’s report: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, Uncle Sam will cut more than $800 million in payments to the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp, by Fiscal Year 2019.

The president’s signature law slashes federal payments that long helped out hospitals serving lots of patients who lack insurance. The idea was that the law would boost coverage so dramatically the aid would be unnecessary.

Except that illegal immigrants don’t qualify for ObamaCare coverage — and they make up a big chunk of the city’s uninsured population.

May 18 09:24

Hollande, the Clintons and imperialism in Haiti

In his book The Black Jacobins, a history of the Haitian revolution against France, C.L.R. James remarked that “a great empire and honest minds go ill together.” To match dishonest minds with empire in today’s Haiti, one need look no further than French President François Hollande and the representatives of Washington and Wall Street, Bill and Hillary Clinton.

May 18 09:23

1921: Black Business District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Attacked, Aerially Bombed and Razed, Victims Dumped in Mass Graves

An otherwise poor and uninformative documentary (funded by Pennsylvania Public Television and Corporation for Public Broadcasting) on the US bombing and burning alive of 11 residents, adults and children, of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, 1985, begins with one minute (10:30 to 11:30) on the rarely-mentioned 1921 onslaught, aerial bombing, and incineration of the “Black Wall Street” business district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921, by white mobs, including the KKK and government forces.

May 18 09:22

Military push for emergency robots worries skeptics about lethal uses

It’s 6-foot-2, with laser eyes and vise-grip hands. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car. And soon, Leo, Lockheed Martin’s humanoid robot, will move from the development lab to a boot camp for robots, where a platoon’s worth of the semiautonomous mechanical species will be tested to see if they can be all they can be.

Next month, the Pentagon is hosting a $3.5 million, international competition that will pit robot against robot in an obstacle course designed to test their physical prowess, agility, and even their awareness and cognition.

May 18 09:22

US Christians numbers 'decline sharply', poll finds

The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey.

Pew Research Center found that 71% of Americans identified as Christian in 2014 - down from 78% in 2007. In the same period, Americans identifying as having no religion grew from 16% to 23%. Fifty-six million Americans do not observe any religion, the second largest community after Evangelicals.

May 18 09:21

Waco police: Several killed in biker gangs' shootout

Police said at least nine people were dead and others wounded after a fight between rival motorcycle gangs at a Texas restaurant turned into a shootout Sunday afternoon.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told CBS affiliate KWTX the gunfire began shortly after noon Sunday at the Twin Peaks restaurant, located in the Central Texas Market Place on Interstate 35.

KWTX reported eight bikers were killed at the restaurant and one other person died at a hospital. At least 18 people were hurt, according to Swanton, none of them police or bystanders.

May 18 09:20

Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.

The Saudis — who financed much of Pakistan’s nuke program — are fearful of international efforts to keep its enemy Iran from acquiring a bomb, the Sunday Times of London reports. The Saudis think the deal, backed by President Obama, will actually accelerate Iran’s nuke push.

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"What? You couldn't buy form us? We can get you the nukes wholesale!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

May 18 09:18

Ukraine crisis: 'Russian special forces' captured

Ukraine's military says its forces have captured two Russian soldiers fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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"Two? TWO?!? My GAWD it's Armageddon! Launch the nukes!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 18 09:16

IMF admits Usury is the Root of All Evil

Well, not in so many words, but more or less to the same effect. Here’s the little gem penned a couple of years ago, by a blogger after my own heart, who likes to let bankers incriminate themselves, in their own words, albeit in forked tongue:

There is much of interest in the IMF’s Financial System Stability Assessment of Australia, published in November 2012. The following line in particular caught my eye, and is worthy of comment. The context is the IMF’s consideration of what are the “key risks” to our banking system (page 10-11):

Pressure on the net interest margin, which accounts for almost two-thirds of operating income, has the potential to encourage more risk-taking by banks in order to preserve profitability.

May 18 09:15

Garland Shooting Event Revised – Shining a Spotlight on FBI’s Role Before Attack

According to official reports over the last week, key details concerning the shooting outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas – have suddenly changed…

This past May 3rd, it was reported that two gunmen opened fire outside of a cartoon ‘art’ exhibition and “free speech contest” featuring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas.

Incredibly, government scribes have change their official story line this week, with investigators now saying that the two named suspects, Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi were shot dead, but not by a single traffic officer as was originally stated by authorities, by by heavily armed SWAT Team officers.

This latest change radically differs from what the Garland Police Department had originally released shortly after the incident occurred.

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And raises the question of how the SWAT team knew to be there for an incident that lasted all of 15 seconds!

May 18 09:09

The world of Globalism, the galaxy of slavery

By Jon Rappoport

I’ve been chipping away and drilling the rock of Globalism for some years now. At times, connections between my various investigations seemed uncertain, but eventually the picture swam into view.

Medically caused death and destruction. Toxic drugs. Toxic vaccines. Genetically modified food plants and their poisonous pesticides. International trade treaties. Manufactured unemployment. The pseudoscience of psychiatry. Political and media dupes. The art of group propaganda. Indoctrination and lowered IQ through education. Television mind control. Banking. Wall Street. Technocracy. And dozens more subjects.

The carrier of the Globalist world was chosen at the end of World War 2. It already existed, of course. But now it was seen as the prime instrument: The mega-corporation...

May 18 09:08

The Fed knows this bubble is too Big to Pop

May 18 09:07

How obeying the law will no longer be enough to protect you from the police

Even if you are not suspected of committing any crime, you could be hit by orders preventing you from speaking in public or associating with specific people.

The planned "snooper's charter" will give the police the right to read your private messages, even if you're not suspected of any wrongdoing. Now, it seems that if they see anything they don't like (even if it isn't criminal) they won't be obliged to leave you alone.

We know that the Tory government are also planning to scrap the current Human Rights Act and replace it with one that would introduce a "threshold below which Convention [human] rights will not be engaged" - allowing UK courts to strike out certain cases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say the online poll at the bottom of the article is showing 92% NO about Cameron's policies.

May 18 09:04

Rogue elements in CIA funding ISIL: US journalist

The United States and its allies, along with rogue elements in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), are supporting and funding the ISIL terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, an American journalist in Phoenix says.

May 18 09:03

PM Cameron reaffirms NHS funding - but can he be trusted?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to honour his pledge of an extra £8 billion per year to the National Health Service (NHS) by 2020, whilst creating a “seven-day” health service.

May 18 09:00

"Failure to Obey" Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal (full movie)


One hundred twenty kilometers from the US-Mexico border, Steven Anderson thought his constitutional right to be free of unlawful search and seizure was intact. That was where, in 2009, Customs and Border Patrol stopped Anderson, a pastor, and indicated that a canine had alerted them to the presence of hidden drugs or humans in the back
of his car. When Anderson refused to consent to a search, the Texas
Department of Public Safety smashed his windows and tased the leader of
Faithful Word Baptist Church. His new documentary examines what life is like for the 197 million Americans who live within 100 miles of the US border, and under the scrutiny of checkpoint searches.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, here in Hawaii, there is no place more than 100 miles from the national border! I would also point out that this "Constitution free" law is unconstitutional, and under the US Supreme Court ruling Marbury vs Madison is automatically null and void.

May 18 08:57

US WAGES -- from 1991 as a base HORRIBLE (!!)

May 18 08:56

Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby: "I’m Just Doing My Job"

It was a press conference billed as another sign of change within the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office since Marilyn Mosby took over the reins just five months ago. A gathering at the Center for Urban Families in West Baltimore to discuss a new pilot program called Aim to be More, which will offer job training for people charged with nonviolent drug offenses, a move Mosby says will lessen the toll of the city's aggressive criminal justice system, and free up her office to focus on the most violent offenders.

May 18 08:54

Jewelry store sign prompts same-sex couple to ask for refund

A same-sex couple from St. John's is upset after discovering the jewelry store that sold them their engagement rings has posted a sign that seems to oppose same-sex marriage — but one of the store's owners says he's allowed to post his religious beliefs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, the store owner has a right to post his religious beliefs, and the customers have a right to take their business elsewhere. That is what living in a free society is supposed to be like.

May 18 08:53

Trident whistleblower: nuclear 'disaster waiting to happen'

Mr McNeilly, who has been in communications with WikiLeaks since the beginning of May, has decided he wants to go public about the detailed nuclear safety problems he says he has been "gathering for over a year".

"This is bigger than me, it’s bigger than all of us. We are so close to a nuclear disaster it is shocking, and yet everybody is accepting the risk to the public."

May 18 08:50

NEW WRH WEBSITE - STATUS REPORT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over the weekend I succeeded in working out how to copy the existing article database and user accounts into the new site. That was a major hurdle. The only remaining major hurdle is to have a "wrapper" page to surround the permanent articles, letters, and so forth, which is my next major task. After that, all that remains is theme refinement, and barring an unexpected disaster the new WRH site should be ready to go live early next month. Thanks for your patience.

May 18 08:47

Oil Billionaire Attempts to Silence University Quake Researchers

Fossil fuel partisans in the Sooner State were rattled late last month when the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) released a statement that the rapid increase in the state’s seismic activity was very likely caused by humans—specifically the “injection/disposal of water associated with oil and gas production.”

One billionaire oilman decided to take action—not about the message but about the messengers. Emails exposed by Bloomberg News reveal that Harold Hamm, the founder and CEO of Continental Resources, one of America’s ten biggest energy independents, asked the dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Earth and Energy to fire scientists involved with the OGS report, an official publication of the university.

“Mr. Hamm is very upset at some of the earthquake reporting to the point that he would like to see select OGS staff dismissed,” Dean Larry Grillot wrote to a couple of colleagues.

May 18 08:46

As Chicago Pays Victims of Past Torture, Police Face New Allegations of Abuse at Homan Square

More victims have come forward to detail recent abuse inside Homan Square, a secret compound used by Chicago police for incommunicado interrogations and detentions which some have described as the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site overseas.

May 18 08:43

America Refuses to Face up to Its «Death Squads» in Blue

Media pundits and politicians are calling the violence that broke out in Baltimore after the spinal cord severance death, while in police custody, of African-American Freddie Gray a «wake up call». However, these self-appointed «experts» on the social collapse of poor, mostly African-American working class neighborhoods across the United States, are avoiding talking about the real reason cities and towns across America are erupting in protest and resorting to rioting every time a young African-American is murdered by the police. America, like the fascist dictatorships in Latin America during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, is now rife with police «death squads». Uniformed law enforcement officers now act as judges, juries, and executioners in meting out death sentences on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb; New York City; North Charleston, South Carolina; Baltimore; and other cities and towns across the dis-United States.

May 18 08:42

REPORT: US Troops Flee Habbaniyya Base Near Ramadi From ISIS

There are numerous reports from Ramadi, Iraq that US troops have fled from the nearby Habbiniyya Base east of the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is it really ISIS? Or just the Iraqi people kicking out their US puppet rulers, and the US simply calls them ISIS to obfuscate that fact!

May 18 08:40

Cuba Has a Cigar Cure

Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed.

May 18 08:32

Restaurant Workers Escalate Fight for Fair Wages at Industry's Largest Trade Show, Demand Just and Healthy Restaurant Industry

On Monday, May 18th, #StopTheOtherNRA activists including 75 restaurant workers from Chicago and other major cities including Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and D.C. will rally for fair wages at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show, one of the nation's largest restaurant industry gatherings of the year.

May 18 08:30

Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Iraq's Ramadi

Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers and forced 8,000 people to flee from their homes as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a provincial official said Monday, while the extremists went door-to-door looking for policemen and pro-government tribesmen.

May 18 08:29

Obama Bans Military Equipment for Local Police to Stop “Paramilitary-like Response to Riots”

After militarizing police, Obama is putting law enforcement weapons under federal control.

President Obama is announcing a “ban” on the sale or transfer of many of these military items to local police units:

President Obama has banned the sale of the most some kinds of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies in response to widespread criticism of a paramilitary-like response to riots in a St. Louis suburb last August.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 18 08:27

MILITARY RECRUITING INCREASINGLY AIMED AT CHILDREN

Once it was tobacco companies targeting minors with cartoon characters. Now the U.S. military is similarly going after those too young to enlist, but old enough to begin forming impressions about whether they’d like to sign up for a tour of duty. A study (pdf) by Joseph A. Rosendale and Mary Beth Leidman of Indiana University of Pennsylvania shows that military recruiters are adept at using social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to hone in on possible recruits.

May 18 08:25

Mass Rape and the murder of millions... by the allied powers of WWII


Guess What? It wasn't just the Nazis and Axis powers murdering millions of civilians, prisoners of war, and burning cities.

May 18 08:24

US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights

The United States was slammed over its rights record Monday at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with member nations criticizing the country for police violence and racial discrimination, the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility and the continued use of the death penalty.

The issue of racism and police brutality dominated the discussion on Monday during the country’s second universal periodic review (UPR). Country after country recommended that the U.S. strengthen legislation and expand training to eliminate racism and excessive use of force by law enforcement.

May 18 08:24

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people alone

Jerusalem was always the capital of the Jewish people alone – and not of any other nation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday night during a Jerusalem Day address at Ammunition Hill.

"This is our home and here we will stay," the prime minister added.

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May 18 08:22

Video: Israeli mobs celebrate “Jerusalem Day” with anti-Palestinian rampage in Old City


Thousands of young Israelis, many of them children, rampaged through the Old City of occupied Jerusalem on Sunday chanting “Death to the Arabs” and other racist and anti-Muslim slogans.

May 18 08:20

BEX ALERT - 'Prize operatives': ISIS smuggling fighters into Europe 'disguised as refugees'

Islamic State is smuggling fighters into Europe, commanding them to disguise themselves as refugees, according to a Libyan government adviser. The militants are reportedly profiting by 'taxing' those operating the overcrowded boats.

Abdul Basit Haroun told BBC 5 Live Investigates programme that the boats are used “for their [the Islamic State's] people who they want to send to Europe, as the European police don't know who is from IS and who is a normal refugee or not.” The militants are reportedly being aided by trafficking gangs who operate in parts of North Africa controlled by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

May 18 08:19

History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany

Besides weapons, other supplies were also provided under lend-lease. And those figures are absolutely indisputable indeed.

Specifically, the USSR received 2,586,000 tons of aviation fuel, an amount equal to 37% of what was produced in the Soviet Union during the war, plus almost 410,000 automobiles, making up 45% of the Red Army’s vehicle fleet (not counting cars captured from the enemy). Food shipments also played a significant role, although very little was provided during the first year of the war, and the US supplied only about 15% of the USSR’s canned meat and other nonperishables.

May 18 08:19

Ukraine and China ink $2.4 bn currency swap

Ukraine and China have signed a currency swap agreement worth $2.4 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). Ukraine expects it will relieve pressure on its currency which has lost above 40 percent against the US dollar in a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will not please Poroshenko's masters one bit!

May 18 08:19

We're ruled by a cosy elite who all go to the same dinner parties, says former No10 policy guru chief

David Cameron’s former chief strategist has launched a stinging attack on the ‘insular ruling class’ threatening Britain’s democracy.

Steve Hilton said too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.

He said the UK’s political system is now in ‘crisis’ because the same type of people stay in charge whatever the outcome of the elections.

In what will be seen as a criticism of the ‘chumocracy’ of his former boss, Mr Hilton warned: ‘Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.

May 18 08:18

Pope Calls Mahmoud Abbas 'Angel of Peace'

Pope Francis met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, calling him “an angel of peace,” days after the Vatican announced a treaty that formalized its recognition of the State of Palestine.

The two met for around 20 minutes in the Vatican and are due to meet again on Sunday at a ceremony to canonize two Palestinian saints.

May 18 08:17

The Fall Of Monsanto Is Near

May 18 08:15

Evidence for Informed Trading on the Attacks of September 11

Just after September 11th 2001, many governments began investigations into possible insider trading related to the terrorist attacks of that day. Such investigations were initiated by the governments of Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monte Carlo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, and others. Although the investigators were clearly concerned about insider trading, and considerable evidence did exist, none of the investigations resulted in a single indictment. That’s because the people identified as having been involved in the suspicious trades were seen as unlikely to have been associated with those alleged to have committed the 9/11 crimes.

May 18 08:15

Most voters think the government should prioritise fighting inequality over economic growth

A survey by pollsters YouGov found that of the main parties only Conservative supporters were significantly more likely to care about economic growth than inequality.

May 18 08:14

Greek Town Backs Down In Star of David Feud

The mayor of the northern Greek port city of Kavala said that the dedication of a disputed Holocaust memorial will take place “very soon.”
Tsanaka was speaking Sunday to demonstrators wearing yellow Stars of David, who gathered to protest the delay in the unveiling of the memorial, according to the AP.
Note: Coming soon a yearly pass to all holocau$t museums and monuments!

May 18 08:14

Government anti-Semitism conference endorses net censorship

Recommendations coming out of the three day meeting included the scrubbing of Holocaust denial websites from the internet and the omission of “hate websites and content” from web searches.

May 18 08:14

Okinawa governor demands suspension of Osprey flights after deadly Hawaii crash

Okinawa’s governor has demanded flights of all Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft be suspended following a deadly crash in Hawaii, as public concerns over the further deployment of the aircraft in Japan gain momentum.

May 18 08:10

Britain’s Nuclear Armed Trident Submarine: Rigged Safety and Security, Royal Navy Whistleblower

A Royal Navy whistleblower has exposed a shocking catalogue of equipment failures, security breaches, and near-miss accidents on board HMS Vanguard, one of the Navy’s nuclear-armed Trident submarines.

May 18 08:10

6 Crazy Things Israel Has Done to Maintain Racial Purity

Israel insists on being the historic homeland for the world's Jews, something few would disagree with. But it also insists on being a Jewish-majority country, at all costs. In order to maintain its Jewish majority, it must demonize non-Jews, particularly Muslims and Christian Arabs, as “demographic threats."

Here are five crazy things the Israeli government or the Israeli people have done to maintain this racial makeup.

May 18 08:09

US Attempted Color Revolution in Macedonia: Victoria Nuland's Dirty Hands Involved

Color Revolutions are a US specialty - staged to replace independent sovereign governments with illegitimate stooge regimes Washington controls.

So-called spontaneous uprisings are manufactured. Ordinary people are manipulated against their own self-interest.

US destabilizing tactics were honed though years of trial and error. They're down to a science now. They usually work.

For days, protesters assembled in Macedonia's capital, Skopje, demanding its government resign.

May 18 08:08

U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.

May 18 08:06

Israeli Security Force Thugs Attack Russian Journalists

Israel is a lawless police state. Military censorship bans or sanitizes material it claims harms national security - true or false.

It prohibits information the public has a right to know - despite its High Court rulings limiting content suppression to "tangible (or) near certain" instances of public endangerment.

Official policy is hardline. Fundamental rights are systematically violated. Palestinian protests, demonstrations, marches and gatherings are prohibited.

May 18 08:03

Obama Gave Up on Ukraine, Press Simply Ignored It

On Tuesday, May 12th, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was asked at a press conference in Sochi Russia, to respond to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s recent statements promising renewed war against Donbass, which were made first on April 30th, “The war will end when Ukraine regains Donbass and Crimea,” and which were repeated on May 11th, by his saying, “I have no doubt, we will free the [Donetsk] Airport, because it is our land.” In other words, Poroshenko had repeatedly made clear that he plans a third invasion of Donbass, and, ultimately, also to invade and retake Crimea. (The Western press, however, had not reported any of these threats that were being made by Poroshenko.)

May 18 07:59

TLC's Submissive Wives' Guide to Marriage will be the best show ever

"Enter the rarely explored world of submissive wives, where fulfilling one’s husband’s every need is a part of everyday life, with the belief that it only serves to strengthen the marriage. For these women, allowing their husbands to be leaders of the household proves their own trust in them and in God. The hour long special Submissive Wives’ Guide To Marriage chronicles the lives of three married couples, two living in a submissive marriage, and one looking to adapt to this lifestyle to save their marriage."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire saw this show and thought it was great. I missed it, and from the title was initially put off. While I have long ago severed any support for feminism following the constant male-bashing always-cry-rape, I see marriage as a partnership. However on reading the reviews of this show (and I will catch the repeat) I have come to understand that the show did not encourage all wives to be submissive, but showcased women who chose a 1950s style marital model and liked it.

I am okay with their making that choice if that is what works. One of my pet peeves with 90s feminism isn't that they wanted women to have a choice to have a career instead of being a house wife, but that all women should want a career, want to leave the house, (in extreme cases, want to be lesbians), and looked on women who wanted to stay home with their children as clearly inferior.

In hindsight, the hijacked latter day gender-feminism (as opposed to the earlier equity-feminism, which we could all agree with) took away one enforced role model for women only to replace it with another. In practical terms, gender-feminism doubled the work force, which doubled the government's taxing opportunities, and made men disposable to send off to wars. In hindsight, it was a repeat of the "Rosie the Riveter" propaganda of WW2.

In the end, it comes down to choice. For women who choose to have a career, go for it! But the same should apply to women who want to be stay-at-home mothers. And I note that the feminists have slammed this show, and are all over social media claiming that women who want to stay at home and raise their children are (direct quote) "worthless leaches."

No, they aren't. Such women contribute to the world in a way the feminists do not approve of, and that is what the feminists are upset about; losing control. No longer being seen as the trend setters.

From an economics point of view, a reversal of the feminist trend makes sense. With jobs in such short supply, a return to the single-job household makes a great deal of sense.

May 18 07:52

"Ban 'Em All!!" Do-Gooder proposes Ban On All Harley's In Wake Of Motorcycle Gang Shootout

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we wish to reflect on the horrible incident in Waco Texas this last weekend, the murder of nine and the injury of eighteen more. In retrospect we can see a single common denominator of this vicious act of wanton murder. I'm speaking of course of the Harley Davidson motor cycle. Many weapons were used at Waco, but every one of those criminals rode a Harley. The Harley Davidson motorcycle therefore is the problem. If we think back on every single act of motorcycle gang violence in our country for over a century, we see that in every incident the perpetrators rode a Harley Davidson motorcycle. To any thinking person the solution is simple, ban Harley Davidson motorcycles

May 18 07:39

Bombardier plant's defective "Made in Mexico" parts delay final streetcar assembly and delivery to Canadian customers

TTC issues with Bombardier streetcars also apply to Metrolinx order

The problem with the Metrolinx cars is the same as that described this week by frustrated TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) CEO Andy Byford , who said he wants riders to understand why he can’t put more of the air-conditioned, fully accessible streetcars into service.

The first of the 204 new streetcars — price tag: $1.2 billion — were so flawed that the TTC simply couldn’t risk putting them into service because they would almost certainly break down on Toronto streets, he said.

Parts produced in Mexico were so poorly made that they couldn’t be properly assembled in Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, where attempts to rivet badly cut walls and under-frames were rejected by the TTC.

Byford also cited defective laminate, loose screws and faulty electrical connectors among the issues on the new TTC vehicles.

May 18 07:35

AE911Truth - "Overwhelming Majority of AIA Delegates Make the Political Decision and Vote Down Resolution 15-6"

“We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.” – Daniel Barnum, FAIA

Those were the closing remarks from the lead sponsor of AIA Resolution 15-6, Daniel Barnum, FAIA. Seconds later, the AIA delegates cast their votes. The unfortunate outcome was that an overwhelming majority made the political decision. Resolution 15-6, which called upon the AIA to support a new WTC 7 investigation, was voted down 3,892 to 160, garnering 4% of the delegates’ votes. . .

. . . However, that does not signal to us that we should give up on reaching out to the AIA membership. We are pleased to have gained the signatures of another 150 AIA members, seven of whom are fellows of the Institute. We will continue and intensify our outreach efforts with ever more creative and incisive strategies.

May 18 07:34

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest

The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite.

May 18 07:33

Science and Reason Takes Back Seat to 9/11 Official Story In Historic AIA Resolution Vote

By Bernie Suarez

In a historic vote delegates of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) overwhelmingly voted down Resolution 15-6 which called for AIA to support a new investigation of the destruction of World Trade Center building 7 on September 11th 2001. The resolution, which was introduced by AIA member Dan Barnum FAIA, was voted down overwhelmingly by a vote of 3892 - 160 meaning 96% of the delegates voted to ignore the science, the facts, and the evidence which is today common knowledge about the destruction of WTC 7!

That's right. 96% of voting AIA delegates voted with intentions and goals outside the realm of science and reason...

May 18 07:26

Police injured as thousands protest small PEGIDA rally in Stuttgart (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

At least six police officers have been injured in clashes in German Stuttgart after thousands of anti-PEGIDA protesters attempted to block a planned PEGIDA demonstration.

May 18 07:23

NSA Chief Threatens War Against Cyber Attacks

"Abusive language being turned into actual abuse of humanity" - David Swanson

May 18 07:18

Iran urges halt to attacks on Yemen as precondition for talks

A senior adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says ending Saudi Arabia's extremely “savage bombardments” should be a precondition for any talks on Yemen's situation.

May 18 07:18

The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent

Did you know that there is more than $28,000 of debt for every man, woman and child on the entire planet? And since close to 3 billion of those people survive on less than 2 dollars a day, your share of that debt is going to be much larger than that. If we took everything that the global economy produced this year and everything that the global economy produced next year and used it to pay all of this debt, it still would not be enough.

May 18 07:14

French Navy doesn’t need Mistrals, sinking is cheapest way out of contract – media

The French Navy does not need the Mistral ships that were built for Russia, and with no chance of selling them to a third party, it seems paying the penalty of sinking the vessels could be the cheapest way out of the contract France fails to abide by.

May 18 07:07

Obama limits military-style gear for local police

US President Barack Obama will ban the provision of some military-style equipment to local law enforcement amid ongoing strife between police and communities of color.

May 18 07:07

Germany eyes lifting of sanctions on Iran

The federal government expects a strong increase in German exports to Iran if sanctions against Tehran are removed after an anticipated completion of nuclear negotiations at the end of June, Der Spiegel says.

May 18 07:07

79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years

No wonder Washington never changes – 79 members of Congress have been there since Bill Clinton’s first term in the White House. This list includes names such as Reid, Feinstein, McConnell, McCain, Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel and Boxer.

May 18 06:56

France mayor suspended over calling for prohibition of Islam

The mayor of a French town has been suspended after calling for prohibition of Islam in the country.

May 18 06:25

Watch out...Greece’s "endgame" is in sight

May 18 06:21

Should the Government Have to Balance It’s Budget Like Citizens?

When Mike Huckabee launched his campaign Tuesday, he mentioned, as he often does, that he balanced Arkansas’s budget for 10 years as governor. Families and states have to balance their budgets, he argued, so the federal government should, too.

May 17, 2015

May 17 22:51

Young Kim and His Underwater Nukes - Happiness is having your very own submarine-launched ballistic missile.

This week, North Korea’s dynastic leader, Kim Jong-un, was beaming from ear to ear as a Pukgeukseong-1 missile shot out of the water, apparently launched by a new “Sinpo” class strategic submarine. For Kim, Christmas arrived early.

May 17 21:15

U.S.on Wrong Side of History

May 17 19:19

Anatomy of Repression: Military Tactics And Corrupt Media Used To Destroy Protest Movements

Back in 2011, people (like Naomi Wolf) who said the Department of Homeland Security apparatus was being wielded against the Occupy movement, were scoffed at and undermined by self-important media figures. By 2012, it was proven that not only was Naomi correct, but the scope of the civil violations and/or crimes being perpetrated by the state agencies in an effort to quell any and all dissent, had been grossly underestimated, and that those agencies were in fact coordinating internationally.
related audio -LISTEN HERE

May 17 18:27

Pollsters included the name of a random woman in a survey—and 20 percent of Republican primary voters said they dislike her.

Pity Emily Farris. Republican primary voters just don’t like her very much.
In a survey released on Wednesday, Public Policy Polling found that Farris near the bottom of the GOP field. She polled well behind fellow Texans Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. Just 3 percent of voters had formed a favorable opinion of her, while 20 percent reported unfavorable views. Only embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faced a wider gap.

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