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June 27, 2015

Jun 27 18:31

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Last month the Australian government, with the support of the opposition, passed theBorder Force Protection Act through both houses of Parliament. It will come into effect on July 1.
If the act defines you as an "entrusted person," you might be facing jail for up to two years if you reveal anything about what happens in Australia's immigration detention centers to anybody else.

Jun 27 17:18

The Delphi Declaration – Paul Craig Roberts

The Delphi Declaration asks the European peoples, especially the Germans, to do the right thing and object to the plunder of Greece by the One Percent.

This appeal to goodwill is likely to fall on deaf ears even though the pillage of Greece will create a precedent that can then be applied to Italy, Spain, France, and even Germany.

European governments, European institutions and the IMF, acting in close alliance, if not under direct control of big international banks and other financial institutions, are now exercising a maximum of pressure, including open threats, blackmailing and a slander and terror communication campaign against the recently elected Greek government and against the Greek people.


Jun 27 17:13

Greece – The Delphi Declaration

The world must realize that the so-called troika – IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission, is literally blackmailing Greece and subjecting her to outright economic torture.

During the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2015 a forum of international scholars, scientists, economists, sociologists, political analysts – met in Delphi Greece to discuss Greece and Europe.

The organizers were the so-called “Delphi Initiative”, sponsored by the Lyssarides Foundation in Cyprus, the Greek Institute for Research on Political Strategies, the Russian Institute for Globalization and Social Movements, and the Forum Mondial des Alternatives, France.

The world must realize that the so-called troika – IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission, is literally blackmailing Greece and subjecting her to outright economic torture.

Jun 27 16:02

Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

This episode highlights the need for hard, not soft, switches to all devices – webcams, microphones – that can be used for surveillance. A software on/off switch for a webcam is no longer enough, a hard shield in front of the lens is required. A software on/off switch for a microphone is no longer enough, a physical switch that breaks its electrical connection is required. That’s how you defend against this in depth.

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Nobody, and I really mean nobody, is to be trusted with a technical capability to listen to every room in the world, with listening profiles customizable at the identified-individual level, on the mere basis of “trust us”.

Privacy remains your own responsibility.


Jun 27 15:56

Charter-Time Warner Cable Filing Shows Huge Deal Payoffs For CEOs And Bankers

Sometimes it pays to come in second: Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus stands to collect a whopping $91.9 million if the deal to sell his company to Charter Communications goes through, according to a 700-plus page preliminary proxy filed at the SEC today. He might see $21.8 million in cash, $67.1 million in equity, $396,156 in benefits — mostly for financial planning — and $2.6 million in other awards including a special bonus TWC gave execs for increasing video subs in Q1.

That last bonus is unusual, and seems to give TWC brass a special reward just for doing their jobs: The company agreed to give execs 5% of their 2015 target cash bonus if in any quarter this year the cable company “experienced a net increase in residential video subscribers.”

Jun 27 15:52

Don't be fooled: “media watchdogs” are Israeli propaganda tools

Alastair Sloan examines Israel’s key internet propaganda tools which pretend to seek "balance" in Western media reporting about the Palestine-Israel conflict but are in fact part of the Israel’s well-funded hasbara programme.

Jun 27 14:11

In Case You Are Still Confused About Who Is In Charge

The spectacle is astonishing. The European Central Bank, the EMU bail-out fund, and the International Monetary Fund, among others, are lashing out in fury against an elected government that refuses to do what it is told.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is essential for everyone to understand is that banking is not a science. It is a religion with a bunch of made-up rules to benefit the clergy, meaning the bankers. It only works because we have all been brainwashed into believing that banking is as sacrosanct as any other church, and those ink and paper tickets represent something real.

Once human-kind realizes that banking is a manufactured fantasy world designed to exploit humans as slaves (as are the other religions), we take an important step towards freedom.


Jun 27 14:04

Jewish Telegraph Agency - Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, U.S. Jews have been close at hand

From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far from Jews.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Americans comment about the preponderance of Jewish people in our political system, we are called "anti-Semites" for promoting "sterotypes." Yet the Israel media is not being shy at all proclaiming that candidate Hillary Clinton is surrounded and greatly influenced by a large number of Jewish people!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

According to the Israel media, that person is not Hillary Clinton!

Jun 27 14:00

Lapid: Flotilla actvisits are terror supporters

The boat is currently running parallel to Egypt's Mediterranean coastline. The boat's arrival in the area will be the culmination of a long term public campaign by the organizations involved to raise the Gaza issue in the international media. The flotilla is due to arrive in Gaza on Sunday or Monday, but it seems unlikely Israel will allow it to reach the Gaza coast.

Meanwhile, the fiery statements by several MKs, ministers, and Prime Minister Netanyahu himself have kept coming.

MK Yair Lapid attacked the flotilla Saturday, as "a form of provocation against the State of Israel of people who are anything but defenders of human rights."

Jun 27 14:00

US ‘playing with fire’ by extremely provocative moves, not Russia

The growing conflict between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine conflict is a result of Washington struggling to maintain its hegemony and making “extremely provocative moves” in Eastern Europe, according to an American political and economic scholar.

“The conflict that Washington has created with Russia is entirely Washington’s doing,” said Paul Craig Roberts, an economist who served as an assistant secretary of the treasury for economic policy in the Ronald Reagan administration.

Jun 27 13:58

Roy Rogers Quick Trigger Shooter Hat: Vintage Toy


Jun 27 13:51

Austrians launch petition to quit EU

Austrians have launched a petition to quit the EU, arguing that the nation will be better off economically if it leaves the union. To force the national parliament to consider the initiative activists need to have gathered 100,000 signatures by July 1.

Jun 27 13:48

Scientists Trace Heat Wave To Massive Star At Center Of Solar System

Sometimes The Onion nails it.

Jun 27 13:46

Comforting a Baby is Violent

In an article I wrote a year ago, the following words appeared:

‘If a child is crying and you comfort them, you will (presumably unintentionally) scare them out of feeling their sadness when, in fact, their crying is a functional response to something not working out as the child wanted and for healing from this event. The same applies to fear, anger and all other feelings. Unfortunately, if we scare a child out of feeling their natural responses to events (by ignoring, comforting, reassuring, distracting, laughing at, ridiculing, terrorizing or violently controlling them when they express their feelings), the child has no choice but to unconsciously suppress their awareness of these feelings and they will not be able to identify the appropriate way forward: this reduces their power to respond functionally and powerfully to events in their life.’

Jun 27 13:44

Panicking Greeks withdraw billions from cash machines amid fears of exit from euro

Banks in Greece will remain open and people should stay calm, a senior Greek politician said today.

He was speaking hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a surprise referendum to be held on July 5 on the bailout terms offered by foreign creditors.


Jun 27 13:30

Greece on the Edge: Bailout Extension Rejected, But Referendum Still On

The Eurogroup has refused to extend Greece's current bailout deal, which is set to expire on June 30, days before a referendum is set to take place on the financial aid package currently being negotiated.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly called European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Saturday to tell them, "Democracy is of the highest order in Greece and the referendum will take place regardless of the Euro group decision."

Jun 27 13:26

‘Address Your Remarks To Downing Street’ –The Sunday Times Editor Deepens His Snowden Debacle

George Orwell once wrote:

'I really don't know which is more stinking, the Sunday Times or The Observer. I go from one to the other like an invalid turning from side to side in bed and getting no comfort which ever way he turns.' (George Orwell, quoted, Bernard Crick, George Orwell: A Life, p. 233, Penguin Books, 1992)

The competition remains fierce, but the Sunday Times edged marginally ahead with a recent front-page exclusive that stank to truly celestial heights. As we noted in our previous alert, the Sunday Times dramatically claimed that Russia and China had 'cracked the top-secret cache of files stolen by the fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden'. The 'exclusive story' contained precisely no evidence for its anonymous claims, no challenges to the assertions made and no journalistic balance. In a CNN interview the same day, lead reporter Tom Harper trashed his own credibility, and that of his paper, when he blurted:

Jun 27 13:24

Thousands of jobs lost in UK

Thousands of workers are losing their jobs across all sectors of the UK economy.

The losses belie the latest figures, hailed a miracle achievement by Prime Minister David Cameron, registering unemployment as dropping to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent. The figures only register the growth in low-paid, part-time, temporary and zero-hours contract jobs as the government drives people into cheap-labour employment in welfare to work programmes.


Jun 27 13:17

The Delphi Declaration - On Greece and Europe

Many readers of the European and American press must be confused about what actually is happening in the negotiations between Greece (Alexis Tsipras and Yannis Varoufakis). The European Troika (the IMF, European Central Bank and European Council now object to the name and want to be called simply “the Institutions”) have stepped up their demands on Syriza. What is called “negotiation” is in reality a demand for total surrender. The Troika’s demand is to force Syriza to go back on the campaign promises that it made to voters who replaced the old right-wing Pasok (“socialist”) and Conservative New Democracy coalition, or else simply apply the austerity program to which that coalition had agreed:cutbacks in pensions, deeper austerity, more privatization selloffs, and a tax shift off business onto labor. In short, economic suicide.

Jun 27 12:47

US driving war policy towards Russia and China: Analyst

The United States and its allies are making unprecedented efforts to wage war against Russia and China in order to prevent them from creating a new political and economic order in the world, an activist and journalist in Washington says.


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Jun 27 12:46

History is not a slogan, Civil War and flag "controversy"


Why bother with the complexity of history when a offensive mythology based on the victor's war propaganda can take its place.

Jun 27 12:28

Israel arrest Greek Orthodox Bishop protesting illegal seizure of church property

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Saturday morning arrested Bishop Atallah Hanna during his participation in a march protesting the illegal seizure of a hospital building which is part of al-Baraka church, north of Hebron.

Jun 27 11:45

China’s central bank cuts lending, deposit and reserve ratios

China's central bank cut its benchmark lending rates by 25 basis points to 4.85 percent on Saturday, the fourth reduction since November, as it gears up to lower borrowing costs and support a slowing economy.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) also reduced one-year benchmark deposit rates by 25 basis points to 2 percent, it said in a statement on its website, adding that the reductions would take effect on Sunday.


Jun 27 11:37

The Pentagon Goes Nuclear on Russia

Bets are off on what this huffin’ and puffin’ is all about. It could be about Russia daring to build a whole country close to so many NATO bases. It could be about a bunch of nutters itching to start a war on European soil to ultimately “liberate” all that precious oil, gas and minerals from Russia and the Central Asian “stans”.

Unfortunately, the whole thing is deadly serious.

NATO, meanwhile, gets ready for its next super production; Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO exercise after the end of the Cold War, to happen in Italy, Spain and Portugal from September 28 to November 6, with land, air and naval and special forces units of 33 countries (28 NATO plus five allies).

NATO spins it as a “high visibility and credibility” show testing its “Response Force” of 30,000 troops. And this is not only about Russia, or as a rehearsal in pre-positioning enough heavy weapons for 5,000 soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has been a great deal more intelligent than has the US Pentagon on weapons spending.

Their weapons actually work, while US corporations continue to turn out shoddy, over-budget, way-past-deadline weapons which absolutely do not work as advertised.

Jun 27 11:29

US, NATO Powers Intensify Preparations for Nuclear War in Response to “Russian Aggression”

The NATO military alliance is preparing to implement a more aggressive nuclear weapons strategy in response to alleged “Russian aggression,” according to NATO sources cited by the Guardian Wednesday evening.

Proposed changes include provisions for greater involvement of nuclear forces in ongoing NATO military exercises along Russia’s borders and new guidelines for nuclear escalation against Russia, according to the NATO officials.

The alliance’s nuclear doctrine has been the subject of quiet, informal discussions “on the sidelines” of the ongoing NATO summit. The new policies will be formally articulated and confirmed at an upcoming conference of the alliance’s Nuclear Planning Group, which was rescheduled for an earlier date this week as word got around about the secretive planning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are being Conditized (as the fawning focus on Gary Condit and Chandra Levy right before 9/11) by the faux news presstitutes, while some very serious developments are taking place to which thinking Americans need to be paying attention are barely mentioned.

Call me silly, but a potential nuclear war against Russia by NATO is one of those issues.

But those in bowels of power in DC and NATO have a problem; they have zero credibility with the American people, and any proclaimed act of alleged "Russian belligerency" will not be accepted be accepted as the truth.

I am very concerned about a potential false flag against the US or US interests on the 4th of July, as a way to beat any last breath of skepticism on the part of the American people about who, really, is to blame, and who would actually benefit from such an atrocity.

A note to US and NATO leadership: if you are betting that this will work, as skeptical, broke, and war-weary as the American population is, you had really better think again.

Jun 27 11:19

10,000 Sue Syngenta Over Unapproved GMO Corn Shipped to China – U.S. Farmers Lose $5 Billion in Sales

Town hall meetings have been taking place recently regarding corn litigation with the Syngenta company.

The lawsuit is regarding claims that Syngenta sold genetically modified corn with a strain called MIR-162 to China without their approval of the modification.

“The first shipment that tested positive for MIR-162,” Hecker Law Group attorney Jacob Hecker said, “was destroyed by the Chinese in 2013. Afterwards all other shipments with trace amounts of the strain were sent back to where they came from.”

Due to the strain, China, who at the time was the third largest importer of US corn, boycotted all corn from being imported from the US.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; it may be possible to sue these health-destroying corporations out of existence!!


Jun 27 11:16

America’s health care system is still broken: Why single-payer is the only thing that will ever fix it

Now, in other news yesterday, health care stocks were spiking on Wall Street: Insurers (UnitedHealth and Aetna) and corporate hospital networks (Hospital Corporation of America) were seeing strong gains. The link between these events is, of course, obvious: The Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies are funneled through private health insurance companies, who take a cut. Corporate hospital chains, meanwhile, prefer a well-paying customer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Enlightened countries in Europe have figured out how to make this work, contain costs, and give patients good care; why can't this country?!?

Several years ago, I had a really nasty cramp in my neck that would not let go.

My doctor, whose background was Spanish and Argentinian, had a talk about the fact that in Europe, I would most probably be seen by a nurse/practitioner, who would have diagnose me, and prescribed something to alleviate the cramp without the need to actually see a doctor.

The cost would have been substantially lower than it was.

Jun 27 11:06

Massive US Media Campaign Aims to Derail Iran Nuclear Deal

With the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear deal just days away, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), an organization bankrolled in large part by Republican super-hawk Sheldon Adelson, is stepping up in its typical role of spoiler, launching a new media campaign aimed at killed the pact.

UANI and its cohorts center the ads on dubiously-worded allegations of Iranian nuclear plots, and spurious claims of Iran “single-handedly” killing thousands of US ground troops during the Iraq occupation. The group’s latest campaign features demands more or less entirely in line with comments from hawkish Republican Senators in recent days, which are meant to be directly contrary to what Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he expects out of an acceptable deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately in this country, money buys foreign policy in politics, so Adelson may not be that far from his goal of buying the destruction of the P5+1 deal.

There are many issues upon which I have very vocally criticised the Obama administration; this, however, is not one of them.

IF the US government allows the P5+1 deal to fail, it will have no one but itself (and Israel) to blame for the war which will almost inevitably ensue from the failure of the deal.

Jun 27 10:57

Gitmo Prisoner, Hunger-Striking for Nine Years, Cleared for Release

A U.S. government review board said Friday that Abdul Rahman Shalabi, a prisoner who has been on a nine-year hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been cleared to return to his native Saudi Arabia.

Shalabi, one of the first prisoners brought to Guantánamo in January 2002, was never charged with a crime. The government said he had been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and had links to al Qaeda's external operations chief, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is facing trial by military commission at Guantánamo.

Jun 27 10:56

30,000 Pound Bomb: U.S. Prepares To Strike Iran’s Nuke Facilities With Massive Ordnance Penetrator

As U.S. nuclear talks with Iran build to a head, with a June 30 deadline fast approaching to come to an agreement on how Iran will move forward with its nuclear program, the U.S. Air Force has been rehearsing with a 30,000 pound bunker busting bomb in case Iran continues toward developing nuclear weapons.

The bomb is called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, and is the largest non-nuclear weapon in the world. The massive bomb is designed to take on highly fortified and underground targets, with an ability to burrow 200 feet into the ground or through 60 feet of concrete, and then detonating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

And Iran's government can barely be characterised as "defiant" with a straight face by anyone who has been watching these negotiations; there are certain things to which they have NEVER agreed, that the US claims they have, such as inspection of all military sites, and interviews with their nuclear scientists on demand.

Over the last 20 years, I have been on a journey from a place, an America I thought I knew and understood, to an America where its foreign policy has devolved into apoplectic power grabs by its money junkies in power to own all the world's resources, no matter the cost to its citizens or the world.

I do not recognise this country anymore.

Jun 27 10:48

Number of refugees from Ukraine exceeding 900,000, says UN report

Number of Ukrainians who have fled to neighboring countries after the outbreak of the armed civil conflict in Donbass in spring 2014 has exceeded 900,000 and most of them have found shelter in Russia, of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a report on Friday.
Information from governmental sources in the host countries suggests that the overall number of refugees seeking shelter or looking for other legal forms of residence in neighboring states has reached 900,300 people and most of them, or 746,000 have headed for Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If things are so great under Poroshenko's regime, why are these numbers so high?!?

Jun 27 10:45

Challenge: what US federal legislator will dare to get arrested over the TPP?

By Jon Rappoport

When puppets dance on the end of a string, they need to exhibit a pretense of freedom once in a while, to keep the customers interested. It’s part of the show. It’s part of the con...

If a member of Congress did break omertà and reveal to the public what he read in the sealed room, he would be violating Executive Branch regulations on classified data (“national security”), and he could be arrested.

Well, that is exactly what a Senator or Representative who, with courage and honor, opposes the TPP, should welcome. An arrest? He should celebrate it...

Jun 27 10:33

‘Your worst nightmare': Bill Maher blames Tea Party for creating Trump’s ‘Frankenstein’ campaign

Real Time host Bill Maher said on Friday that is not willing to dismiss reality TV star Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, even if it’s unpalatable to him.

“He makes everybody else look like a midget — not in a good way,” Maher told his panelists. “Here’s the thing about Donald Trump: he never apologizes, he’s never wrong, no matter what crazy thing he says. He’s the white Kanye. For a party whose base adores belligerence, the guy.”

While guests Mary Katherine Ham and Kristen Soltis Anderson argued that Trump’s run for the GOP presidential nomination will falter, Maher pushed back.

“It’s not going away,” he insisted. “This is the Frankenstein monster that was created with the Tea Party. This is your worst nightmare. Because he catapulted to second in the polls — and by the way, he’s p*ssed about that.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have what I would characterize as a "hug and a (gentle) punch" with Maher's work; sometimes, he makes me laugh, because he is brilliantly insightful; other times, he makes me furious, because he can never seem to see the flaws, foul-ups and blunders in the party which he has embraced with almost religious fervor.

But in one way, Maher is correct in his assessment; there are enough wounded Republicans (particularly males) who see Trump as their "rockstar/saviour", because he panders to their worst fears, and wants to re-imagine the country as it was at least half a decade ago.

But the issue of illegal immigration is a complex problem, in which both parties are complicit, because children of illegal immigrants who are born here are automatically citizens; that's the way the law works in this country, until it is revised to state that children born of illegal aliens are considered citizens of their parent's country of origin.

The Democratic party has cynically calculated that nationalizing illegals will overwhelm the Republican party, and give them a majority in government forever, but they are forgetting one thing; may immigrants from Central and South America have very conservative, family and religiously oriented values, which may swing their voting away from the Democrats.

Also, the corporations supporting our alleged Congressional representatives on BOTH sides of the aisle love illegal labor because it cuts down the cost of doing business, and puts American citizens out of their jobs, if they will not accept the serf-level wages they are offering.

And many of the governments from which these people are desperately running away are US-sponsored dictatorships.

And hell, Trump is rich enough to BUY this election, if he so desires, and since money equates to "free speech" after the Citizens United decision, he may well do it.

And my problem with the 2016 election is that there is not one candidate running for whom I could vote with a clear conscience right now.

Jun 27 10:28

French Asylum for Snowden and Assange Would Send 'Clear Message' to US

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira would "absolutely not be surprised" if whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received asylum in France.

"It would be a symbolic gesture," Taubira told French news channel BFMTV on Thursday, adding that it would not be her decision to offer asylum, but that of the French Prime Minister and President.

Jun 27 10:05

US TO BEGIN INVASION OF SYRIA

Unbeknownst to the general public, their elected politicians do not create the policy that binds their national destiny domestically or within the arena of geopolitics. Instead, corporate-financier funded think tanks do – teams of unelected policymakers which transcend elections, and which produce papers that then become the foundation of legislation rubber stamped by “legislators,” as well as the enumerated talking points repeated ad naseum by the corporate-media.

Such a policy paper has been recently written by the notorious US policy think-tank, the Brookings Institution, titled, “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederal country.” The signed and dated open-conspiracy to divide, destroy, then incrementally occupy a sovereign nation thousands of miles from America’s shores serves as a sobering example of how dangerous and enduring modern imperialism is, even in the 21st century.

Pretext ISIS: US Poured Billions Into “Moderates” Who Don’t Exist

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The overthrow of the al-Assad government will lead to an Iran standing pretty much alone in the region, which is the design intent, to give the US more "sway" in the P5+1 nuclear talks, and possibly attempt to create regime change in Tehran.

But considering just how "swimmingly" the US invasion and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have gone, coupled with the overthrow Qaddafi in Libya, and US intervention in Somalia, one might think that there might be just a "soupcon" of hesitancy by the US government to want to do this.

But of course, we are continuing to deal with a US government where one of the prime, critical criteria for employment is an absolutely pathological inability to think any scenario through to its logical conclusion.

And there is, unmentioned, the 500 lb gorilla in the living room, comfortably draped over the Bechstein piano, which no one, apparently, in the American government dares mention; that is Russia.

Although the deal with Cyprus this year has given Russians an alternative to their warm water port in Tartus, there is a question of how much aggression in Syria the US can conjure before Putin feels compelled to act in some manner, militarily. His moves here may be very asymmetric, but no less effective than direct military moves against the US.

And I would very much like to remind those in the US government and military that at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; and that is what makes military aggression against it so dangerous.

Jun 27 09:46

Gazprom building global alliance with expanded Shell

Gazprom is building a global strategic alliance with energy major Royal Dutch Shell that will include asset swaps and allow the Russian gas giant to penetrate new markets, its chief executive told Reuters.

Gazprom, the world's top gas producer, said on Thursday that Shell and its long-time gas buyers in Europe - Germany's E.ON and Austria's OMV - had agreed to build two new Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic sea to Germany.

In a rare interview, chief executive Alexei Miller said the agreement with Shell also foresaw an expansion of the firms' joint $20 billion liquefied natural gas plant on the eastern island of Sakhalin as well as global upstream asset swaps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, yes, the US and European sanctions are working brilliantly....in terms of building Russia's energy sector, that is!!!

Jun 27 09:44

Lady Rothschild: Capitalism Should Be Socialism

Lynn Forester de Rothschild (60) who is married to Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild (83) has a problem with concentrated wealth. It is apparently, though, just a "theoretical" problem, since she never mentions giving any significant portion of the wealth controlled by her and her husband.

Jun 27 09:42

Whistleblowers could have citizenship revoked under proposed laws

Whistleblowers with dual citizenship who speak out on Australia’s national security – including those involved in allegations that Timor-Leste’s cabinet room was bugged – could face having their citizenship revoked under proposed laws.

A bill introduced to the federal parliament by the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, on Wednesday enhances the power of the immigration minister to revoke or initiate a renunciation of citizenship for conduct deemed to relate to certain terrorism offences. The new bill seeks to strip only dual nationals of their citizenship.

The proposed section 35A of the bill also outlines that citizenship will be lost automatically for Australians who are convicted of particular offences.

While some of those offences are related to terrorism, they also include commonwealth property offences. Legal experts have warned the government has overreached in applying the revocation powers to these kind of offences.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Abbott government: please, don't go there.

This is such a ham-fistedly, pig-headedly, paranoicially draconian piece of legislation that I hardly know where to begin.

But of the following, I am reasonably certain; this legislation, if passed, will have an utterly chilling effect on free speech in your country, and could, as an ultimate result, lead to a "brain drain" of Australia's best and brightest to a degree which Australia has never experienced before in its history.

The number of very sharp Australian citizens who will start to renounce their Australian citizenship, and look for less fascistic places to work and live, will leave you gobsmacked.

Jun 27 09:40

Keep the Confederate Flag Flying

“Take it down! That symbol must go!” We hear these cries in the wake of the Charleston church shooting in reference to the Confederate battle flag, which still flies above the South Carolina Capitol. As you know, one criminal who committed a heinous act had sometimes sported the symbol, so, the thinking…er, feeling…goes, it should be sent to cultural Siberia. But the flag should remain — especially right now.

Jun 27 09:34

Repealing Obamacare Would Put $1400/Year Back Into Every Home

In a effort to scare Americans, a recent study came out that stated that repealing Obamacare would cost hundreds of billions of dollars to implement. Is that really true? Or, is it just the Obama Administration’s propaganda designed to protect the massive failed program that bears his name?

Jun 27 09:20

Greek debt crisis LIVE UPDATES

Greece and its lenders have been gridlocked in talks over its €240-billion debt for about six months. Fears of Greece defaulting are causing a run on the banks, with people withdrawing record amounts of deposits. RT will report on the latest developments.

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Jun 27 09:19

In op-eds, church leaders say BDS is moral response to Netanyahu’s rejection of Palestinian statehood

Over the last day or so, three remarkable op-eds by church leaders have been published in U.S. regional newspapers in support of some measure of BDS, boycott, divestment and sanctions, to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The op-eds are remarkable because they honor BDS as a tool, and two of them specifically reject the equation of BDS with anti-Semitism, a charge that cowed many non-Jewish activists in times gone by. And all three slam the rightwing Israeli government for defying international opinion or using the peace process to expand. So the churches must act, the leaders say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is very clever. By declaring BDS a moral crusade, these church leaders have invalidated the amendment tackled onto a trade bill by the US Congress which forbids Europe from engaging in political boycotts of Israel.

Jun 27 09:16

YOUR DAILY DOES OF BOOGA BOOGA! Authorities warn of possible terrorist threats around July 4

Authorities are warning of possible terrorist threats around the July 4 holiday, several law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday.

Jun 27 09:14

Dossier Of Israeli War Crimes Presented To ICC

Documents containing details of alleged war crimes has been submitted to the to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as part of an investigation into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the continued persecution of Palestinians.

Jun 27 08:45

60,000 military involved in E. Ukraine op – President Poroshenko

The number of government troops deployed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached 60,000 troops, according to President Petro Poroshenko. The statement comes as the total of Ukrainian refugees has exceeded 900,000 people, according to UN.

Jun 27 08:44

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian Pressure Forces MH17 Investigation to UN

Malaysia, frustrated by the refusal of the official international investigation-team to produce any clear evidence yet of whom to blame for the downing of the MH17 Malaysian airliner over the Ukrainian civil-war zone on 17 July 2014, has finally forced the team to request the UN to investigate. They’ve forced the original four nations on the team to accept UN adjudication of any final report. This will enable a court-proceeding to make the ultimate determination of guilt (upon which judgment penalties and compensation will be assessed), and this court-determination would inevitably allow whatever party is being blamed by the five-member official investigating team, to present its own evidence in the case, so that the court will make the ultimate determination — the official investigating team will not be performing that crucial judgmental function.

Jun 27 08:42

Former Red Light Ticket Cam CEO pleads guilty to bribing elected officials in Columbus OH,

including council president Andy Ginther

Karen L. Finley, guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials through the Ohio Democratic Party
Columbus OH still really wants Red Light Cameras
Like some other Ohio cities, Columbus has sued the state to bring back the cameras

Jun 27 08:39

Bibi Says Iran Nuclear Deal Getting Even Worse

Whatever happens, Netanyahu said, “Israel will always defend itself and in this the air force will play a major part.”
Note: Israel is only good at beating up and killing old women and children.

Jun 27 08:35

Should Paris Building Remove Mystery Swastikas From Tile Floor?

A French anti-Semitism watchdog urged the mayor of Paris to order the removal of a mosaic floor featuring swastikas that the group identified in a residential building.
The floor of the entrance of the building in Paris’ six arrondissement, an affluent and central quarter comprising the touristic Saint-Germain-des-Pres area, contains dozens of swastikas made of black mosaic and incorporated at regular intervals into the floor’s pattern, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, wrote Thursday in a statement.
Note: Had enough yet!!

Jun 27 08:33

Bloke called Rod struck by lightning for second time

Has he thought about changing his name?

Jun 27 08:29

Israel Furious at Exposure of Its Crimes Against Palestinian Children

Tin shacks with inadequate water and electricity infrastructure make up the village of upper Fasayal in the Jordan Valley north of Jericho. Grinding poverty and unemployment has forced many children to leave school and to seek employment, often at the behest of their parents, on Israeli settlements ... Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently released a 74-page report entitled "Ripe for Abuse - Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank." .... "Children as young as eleven work on some settlement farms, often in high temperatures. The children carry heavy loads, are exposed to hazardous pesticides, and in some cases have to pay themselves for medical treatment for work-related injuries or illness."

Jun 27 08:28

BEX ALERT - Neo-Nazis doorstep holocaust survivor, deliver ‘Jews go home’ message on Star of David

Neo-Nazis have been distributing anti-Jewish propaganda ahead of an anti-Semitic rally in North London, according to an elderly person living there.

The resident of Golders Green, a Jewish area where the rally is scheduled to take place, said a group of far-right protesters had called at his house and informed him that London would be “Jew free.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another pathetic attempt by the Israelis to reclaim their victim status.

Jun 27 08:27

Bergen-Belsen Camp: The Suppressed Story

On April 15, 1945, British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The anniversary was widely remembered in official ceremonies and in newspaper articles that, as the following essay shows, distort the camp's true history ... Ghastly images recorded by Allied photographers at Belsen in mid-April 1945 and widely reproduced ever since have greatly contributed to the camp's reputation as a notorious extermination center. In fact, the dead of Bergen-Belsen were, above all, unfortunate victims of war and its turmoil, not deliberate policy.

Jun 27 08:25

Israeli PM rejects international ‘diktats’ on Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he rejects what he called "International Diktats" or the forcing of peace plans on Israel. His remarks came as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived promoting an initiative to relaunch the Israeli Palestinian peace process which collapsed in 2014 ... Fabius who is on a two-day trip to the Middle East is pushing for a UN Security Council resolution that would lay out a time table for talks. He also wants to establish a support group comprising of Arab states, the European Union and UN Security Council members. Netanyahu insists he will flatly reject any proposals, "which have no true consideration for the security and needs of Israelis or other national interests of ours".

Jun 27 08:24

Paul Craig Roberts Warns Greek Government May Be Assassinated In This Crisis If They Pivot East To Stop World War III

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The Greek people and the Greek government have before them the unique opportunity to prevent World War III. All the Greek government needs to do, if the Greek people will get behind the government, is to default on the loans, resign from the EU and from NATO, and accept the deal that the Russians have offered them….

“This would begin the unraveling of NATO. Very quickly Spain and Italy would follow. So southern Europe would desert NATO and so would Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. NATO is the mechanism that Washington uses to cause conflict with Russia. So as the EU and NATO unravel, the ability of Washington to produce this conflict disappears.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The money-junkies have forgotten something very important about the Greek people (the same thing the Nazis forgot).

Thermopylae!

Clearly, the Greek people remember it well!

Sadly, it appears I am not alone in my expectation that the money-junkies will likely attempt either a coup or outright assassination to keep the Greek people enslaved to their private central bank system.

Jun 27 08:18

Swedish boat sets sail in bid to break Gaza blockade

A Swedish ship destined for Gaza set sail from a Greek port today, despite Israeli threats to prevent the vessel from reaching its destination.

The Marianne, as the ship is known, will attempt to break the eight-year siege on Gaza. Its voyage comes less than a year after Israel’s brutal 51-day attack on Palestinians in the strip.

Jun 27 08:18

Israel shoots four boys enjoying evening walk in Gaza

On Monday, 22 June, Israeli soldiers fired on a group of four boys aged 16 to 17 in the southern Gaza Strip village of Khuzaa. Two of the boys were hit in the legs and one was critically injured.

The four friends had walked out to the edge of the village to spend the final hour of their fast for Ramadan.

Jun 27 08:17

Vatican recognises state of Palestine; Israel irked

The Vatican signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries.

Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher and his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, signed the treaty at a ceremony inside the Vatican.

Israel expressed disappointment when the Vatican announced last month that it had reached final agreement with the “State of Palestine” on the treaty regulating the life of the Catholic Church in the Palestinian territories.

It repeated that regret in a Foreign Ministry statement on Friday, saying the move hurt peace prospects and would discourage the Palestinians from returning to direct negotiations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Odd. I thought it was Israel that was avoiding those negotiations!

Jun 27 08:16

A Straight Look at the Jewish Lobby

For many years Israel has violated well established standards of international law and has defied numerous United Nations resolutions in its occupation of conquered lands, in extra-judicial killings, and in its repeated acts of military aggression.

Most of the world regards Israel’s policies, and especially its oppression of Pal­estinians, as illegal and outrageous. This international consen­sus is reflected, for example, in numerous UN resolutions condemning Israel, which have been approved with overwhelming majorities.

“The whole world,“ said United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, “is demanding that Israel withdraw [from occupied Palestinian territories]. I don’t think the whole world… can be wrong.” [1]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes you are! You are all wrong! We are right! You are all anti-Semites!!" -- Nodding yahoo

Jun 27 08:15

SA reverend aboard ship attempting to break Israeli blockade on Gaza

University of Kwazulu-Natal academic‚ theologian and activist the the Reverend Dr Clint Le Bruyn‚ is one of the South African members on board the Marianne ship forming part of the Freedom Flotilla III which has set sail from the European port in Greece en route to the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Jun 27 08:13

Mysterious Death: Body of Doctor Who Linked Vaccines To Autism Found Floating in River

A prominent autism researcher and vaccine opponent was found dead floating in a North Carolina river last week under what many are calling suspicious circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clearly a warning not to be a threat to the $370 billion a year pharmaceutical industry!

Jun 27 08:13

Deutsche Bank CEO May Have Lied To Bundesbank About Rate Rigging, BaFin Says

Germany’s financial regulator says departing Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain may have lied to the Bundesbank about LIBOR manipulation when he apparently denied having any knowledge of rumors that the fixes may have been fixed (so to speak) even as his inbox told a different story.

Jun 27 08:02

The US & Europe Will Collapse Regardless Of Economic "Contagion"

We cannot forget that crisis is in itself a distraction as well. Whatever pain we do feel tomorrow, or the next day, or the next decade, remember who it was that caused it all: the international banks and their globalist political counterparts. No matter what happens, never be willing to accept a centralized system. No matter how reasonable or rational it might sound amid the terror of fiscal uncertainty, never give the beast what it wants. Refuse to conform to the dialectic. This is the only chance we have left to get back to true prosperity. Once we cross the line into the realm of worldwide institutionalized interdependency, we will never know prosperity or freedom again.

Jun 27 08:01

A Desperate China Cuts Key Policy Rates After Stock Market Crash; "It's Just Like 1987"

For the first time since October, 2008, China cuts both the benchmark lending rate and RRR on the same day, in a frantic attempt to sustain the country's equity bubble after stocks collapsed to the edge of bear market territory on Friday.

Jun 27 07:54

Greek Officials Warn "Some Banks May Not Open Monday"

Following Tsipras' surprise referendum decision (and subsequent pulling of proposals by the institutions), Greece's bank jog has turned into a full sprint. ATM lines began to form at 2am, minutes after the announcement and now many ATMs are out of money and, as Bloomberg reports, some Greek banks are drastically limiting cash transactions. Despite all the reassurances that "banks will open Monday," two senior bank executives have warned that some lenders will not be able to open Monday (unless more emergency liquidity is released). Crucially, this is not just about banks being in trouble - drained of deposits electronically - this is running out of physical banknotes, there is literally no more 'real' money left in Greek banks.

Jun 27 07:42

To avoid marrying gay couples, some Alabama counties have stopped marrying everyone

Some Alabama counties have found a bizarre trick to avoid the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling: They're not issuing marriage licenses to anyone at all.
Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen explained in a statement to DothanEagle.com's Greg Phillips:

Jun 27 04:59

Abby Martin peddles Jewish exceptionalism, fears WW2 truth

Most people, including Martin, are blinded by decades of intense Zionist propaganda on the subject and cannot bring themselves to overcome their brainwashing. Or they are just too prideful to admit they were wrong. If such people took the time and effort to do a little research, they would quickly discover that millions of “holocaust victims” have been excised from the official death total. (Article is from 2014, but a good one.)

Jun 27 04:00

Love and Hate in Dixie: The Confederate Flag as Symbol - By Pat Buchanan

... Vilification of that battle flag and the Confederacy is part of the cultural revolution in America that flowered half a century ago. Among its goals was the demoralization of the American people by demonizing their past and poisoning their belief in their own history ... And how is the Republican Party standing up to this cultural lynch mob? Retreating and running as fast as possible.

Jun 27 02:30

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Rebel

Quicksilver Messenger Service
Rebel

I am a good old Rebel, that's exactly what I am,
The open land of freedom, I do not give a damn.

We heard a thousand Yankees, well I'm dead on that Southern thing,
We got three hundred thousand, all they ever got next to us.
They gather the Southern people at an old Southern steel shop,
And I wish we'd got three million more, mud we've got.

I can't take off my musket, fire now no more,
But I ain't gonna rebel, yes I got damn sure.
You don't want no part in what I've done or am,
And I will not be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.

Jun 27 01:20

After Palestinians Submit Formal Complaint with ICC, US Backers of Israel Lash Out with Threats

For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court detailing Israel's ongoing human rights violations and history of war crimes on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority is now facing a barrage of threats and rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and the White House.

Jun 27 01:13

Greece to hold national referendum on debt deal

The Greek PM has announced a national referendum on July 5 on the conditions of the debt deal with international creditors. It’s up to the Greek people, Tsipras said, to make a fateful decision on the country’s sovereignty, independence and future.

“These proposals, which clearly violate the European rules and the basic rights to work, equality and dignity show that the purpose of some of the partners and institutions was not a viable agreement for all parties, but possibly the humiliation of an entire people,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address to the nation.

Webmaster addition: The referendum will include the choice whether to stay or leave the EU.

Jun 27 01:08

In Baghdad, Organized Destruction

Two days ago an email came from an Iraqi doctor in Baghdad in response to a brief greeting I sent for the month of Ramadan.

“Thanks so much for remembering us…In fact we are the same if not worse. Our hearts are broken at the organized ruining of our country. We are targeted by those criminals and gangs coming from everywhere, even from the west who are all witnessing this drama and, if not supporting it, are keeping silent. We wonder what sin we committed to face this gloomy black fate. In fact, what is going on is beyond words. “

Jun 27 00:40

Greece – The Way Out

Troika Involved in “Financial Terrorism”. It’s “Economic Waterboarding”.

What the troika is doing to Greece these days is the pinnacle of financial terrorism. It is economic waterboarding. It is blackmailing of the first degree. These people are neoliberal fascists, putting the Greek government before a dilemma – ‘either you present us with an acceptable list of austerities, or we will prepare one for you’ – literally. An austerity plan you better accept, lest you may default and being expulsed from the European monetary union and maybe even the EU. That is their threat. That is what Brussels does to a brother; to one of theirs. There is not a shred of solidarity left in this miss-called ‘Union’. This ‘Union’ doesn’t deserve existing.

Jun 27 00:31

Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us?? - To Hell With Them All!

We are moral. We are right. By nature. We can’t help it. Those who accuse us must be anti-Semites. Simple logic.

To hell with them all!

Jun 27 00:01

Ugly: France is Collapsing; Pelted with Eggs in a Paris Riot…

“Why not just work for cash?” we suggested, drawing on our experience as a scofflaw in Argentina.
“It’s not allowed. I would pay a fine… about 5,000 euro. And the person who gives me the money would pay a fine of 35,000 euro. And could go to jail.”

“How would anyone know?”
“Are you kidding? This is France. A neighbor would denounce me. He’d see me happily working. He would say I was taking a job away from someone else.

Jun 26 20:20

Dossier Of Israeli War Crimes Presented To ICC

Documents containing details of alleged war crimes has been submitted to the to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as part of an investigation into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the continued persecution of Palestinians.

Jun 26 20:09

Matteo Renzi And The Coup D’etat In Italy

After the crisis of 2008, Italy was one of the most affected nations by recession and austerity plans. Moreover some supranational bodies such as the European Central Bank and European Commission exploited the conditions of vulnerability of the Italian State to impose their policies.PE In fact, the last three Italian Prime Ministers (Monti, Letta and Renzi) weren’t elected. They were appointed in their leading position under the pressure and the manipulation by EU officials.

Jun 26 19:49

Freedom Flotilla III: Activists Sail to Break Gaza Blockade

Robert Lovelace speaks to TRNN via satellite phone from the Freedom Flotilla III, four boats that are attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jun 26 18:34

It's 2 In The Morning And Greeks Are Lining Up At ATMs; Alpha Limits Online Banking

Because correlation does not equal causation, we present the following with no comment other than to note that according to Goldman's estimates (shown below), Alpha Bank, which has announced that web banking will "operate with limited functionality" over the weekend, happens to have the smallest ELA buffer of the four major Greek banks.

And of course, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has just called for a referendum on euro membership to be held next Sunday.

Draw your own conclusions.

Jun 26 18:28

Greece Invokes Nuclear Option: Tsipras Calls For Referendum

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has announced a referendum in a televised speech to the nation after another day of fractious negotiations with creditors closed without a deal.

The dramatic move comes after Athens rejected a proposal from the troika aimed at delivering some €16 billion in aid to Greece as part of an extension of the country's second bailout program.

Protothema now says the Greek parliament will meet on Saturday and a referendum will be called as early as next week. Whether this is simply a last minute attempt to put pressure on EU finance ministers ahead of Saturday's Eurogroup meeting remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Tsipras is playing a dangerous game with the ECB ahead of a difficult week that could very well see the imposition of capital controls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: In looking through tweets and comments, plus information on financial services such as Bloomberg, Tsipras' announcement has triggered a major panic among the heads of the too-big-to-fail financial institutions, who were eager to rake in profits selling credit default swaps against Greece's debt, and now face a derivatives exposure many times the volume of the Greek debt itself. The derivatives losses will be enough to sink many of these institutions in a firestorm of paper that will make 2008 look like a speed bump in comparison.

It is already clear from the many protests in Greece which was the Greek people will vote. From now to the 5th is insufficient time to get vote riggers into place in Greece or to mount a propaganda campaign that the Greek people are evenly divided on the issue, to conceal another stolen election. Nobody is going to believe a claim that the Greek people will vote themselves back into the slavery of the ECB and the IMF.

I would not be surprised to see an orchestrated effort to get Tsipras out of office next week, if not an outright assassination attempt. The money-junkies have a long history of murdering uncooperative heads of state, and from their point of view they have no choice.

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Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:28

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 18:27

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

Jun 26 16:47

Study: DTaP Vaccine Is Causing Whooping Cough Resurgence

A study just published in BMC Medicine by Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellows Ben Althouse and Sam Scarpino used algorithms to see what caused a resurgence of whooping cough (pertussis) in the U.S. and UK.

It has now been openly declared that the DTaP vaccine is causing the uptick in whooping cough...

Jun 26 16:10

Imperialism and the Control of Agriculture -- Food Security: a Hostage to Wall Street

in many places, small farmers are being criminalised, taken to court and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land

Jun 26 15:31

Emails to Hillary contradict French tale on Libya war

French spies secretly organized and funded the Libyan rebels who defeated Gadhafi

Jun 26 15:23

Ban All the Things! Political Correctness Is out of Control

Government officials and politicians can't let a serious crisis go to waste. They have a proclivity for using (and orchestrating) tragic events like mass shootings to justify implementing new laws and banning harmless, inanimate objects.

In addition to cries for more gun control (what else is new?), the Charleston tragedy has inspired a call to ban another item: the Confederate flag, and any and all items emblazoned with it.

Jun 26 15:00

The Last Time This Happened, The Bull Market Ended

In a somewhat stunning reality check for the new normal, companies in the S&P 500 have started paying out more money to shareholders than they produce in operating earnings. The last time spending on buybacks-plus-dividends exceeded operating profit was Q2 2007... that did not end well...

Jun 26 14:59

What Electricity Consumption Tells Us About The State Of The US Economy - An Update

Looking at electricity consumption, adjusted or otherwise, things are definitely looking very sluggish in the US economy right now.

Jun 26 14:57

Ecuadorean Opposition Offers Bribes to Join Anti-Government Protests

Two high-profile politicians were at heated anti-government protests in Quito and Guayaquil, where protesters called for the ousting of President Correa.

Jun 26 14:52

MSM: Joking about dead terrorists is 'insensitive,' but making fun of vaccine-damaged children is hilarious!

Whether or not Americans have a right to free speech increasingly depends on what the purveyors of political correctness on the Left sanction as "proper" or "improper," no matter how hypocritical, insane or outrageously insensitive.

Jun 26 13:57

Fiscal Friday - TPP: Toilet Paper Politics

Jun 26 13:29

USA accused of manufacturing terror threats to benefit Israel

The US government is spreading a false sense of fear from ‘Islamic terrorists’ as part of a foreign policy that seeks global domination and to launch military strikes against countries that oppose Israel, an American scholar and journalist in Wisconsin says.

Jun 26 13:18

US Tanks rolling through Austria:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Austria is neutral and not part of NATO. What the Austrian government is doing here is illegal.

Jun 26 13:14

The Classified Missions of the CIA - Full Documentary

- Central Intelligence Agency

Jun 26 12:49

Gettysburg park yanks Confederate flag items from bookstore

Visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park will no longer be able to purchase numerous pieces of Confederate flag merchandise from its bookstore.

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said Thursday that “stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores,” a local affiliate reported.

The decision to pull the merchandise comes in the wake of a the shooting death of nine black members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Dylann Storm, 21, was arrested June 18 in connection with the killings, which took place the previous night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting silly. Confederate flags have no place in a park commemorating one of the great battles of the Civil War?!? P.C. run amok! Yes, Dylann posed with a picture of the confederate flag. We also had the flags of Apartheid South Africa and Rhodesia on his jacket, but nobody is banning those flags!

This whole Confederate flag issue is an attack on the First Amendment itself, to trick Americans into accepting the idea that because some people see the Confederate flag as a symbol of oppression, that justifies taking it away from everyone, including those who see it as symbolizing something else, such as family history or the right to secede from tyrannical government.

And if you fall for it; if you go along with the idea that something offensive to a minority justifies banning it for all, it will not stop with the Confederate flag. Politicians will start to ban anything they can find a few people to claim they are offended by, and there are already too many people living in this nation whose entire sense of self-worth is built on always being offended by something!

Jun 26 12:29

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill to Expand Gun Rights

Removing Waiting Period For Wisconsin Gun Purchases
http://12160.info/group/gunsandtactics?

Jun 26 12:24

Liquidate NATO Before It’s Too Late

Why are Europeans and above all Germans so eager to march with open eyes into a new Cold War with Russia?

Jun 26 12:22

Latin American Revolutions Under Attack

Do not take the Latin American revolutions for granted.

They inspired the entire Planet. They brought hope to every corner of our scarred Earth. But now they are themselves in need of our support.

If left alone, they would thrive for decades and centuries. But the Empire is once again on the offensive. It is shaking with fury. It is ready to invade, to smash, burn to ashes all the hopes, all that which had been achieved.

Don’t believe in the “common wisdom” which proclaims that the rulers of the world simply “closed their eyes” more than a decade ago; that George W. Bush was “too busy” ravishing the Middle East, therefore “allowing” most of the Latin American countries to “sneak away” from the iron grip of the Empire.

Jun 26 11:38

With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges “Save a Life–Surrender Your Knife”

For the UK – whose laws and policies all-too-often influence those of the U.S. – gun control isn’t enough. Probably nothing will ever be enough.

Now a call to surrender knives, ongoing for years, is in full swing. Via Citizen Action:

The right to bear arms might be under attack here in America–but in the United Kingdom, police are trying to do something even more ridiculous: they’re attempting to ban knives.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 26 11:37

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you

As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, the Russians have restarted it and we must do the right thing—the right thing being to bring NATO troops and materiel up to Russia’s borders, pandering to the paranoia of the former Soviet satellites as if they alone have access to some truth not available to the rest of us.

James Stavridis, the former admiral and NATO commander, quoted in Wednesday’s New York Times: “I don’t think we’re in the Cold War again—yet. I can kind of see it from here.”

I can kind of see it, too, Admiral, and cannot be surprised: NATO has missed the Cold War since the Wall came down and the Pentagon’s creature in Europe commenced a quarter-century of wandering in search of useful enemies. At last, the very best of them is back.

Jun 26 11:36

Baby, it's still cold outside

Two of the top four coldest temperatures ever on New Zealand record books have happened in the past week in the high country

Jun 26 11:32

The Charlston Church Shooting was ...

A. Racism
5% (87 votes)
B. Triggered by prescription psychiatric medication
10% (157 votes)
C. A government false-flag to stir up racial discord.
21% (341 votes)
D. B and C together
64% (1045 votes)
Total votes: 1630
Jun 26 11:27

We’re At The Tipping Point

Sure, I’ve got diet on my mind. I write about diet, I think often about diet, I hang out in social media sites where the subject is diet. But I don’t believe I’m experiencing the Red Toyota Effect. I think there’s a real shift happening out there.

For starters, I keep seeing more mainstream media articles declaring that – surprise! — saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease after all. Here are some quotes from an article in the U.K. Telegraph with the headline No link found between saturated fat and heart disease:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You were TOLD that saturated fats caused heart disease by the people selling low-saturated fat products! See how it works?

Jun 26 11:21

Yemen could starve

Jun 26 11:18

Lone Wolf Racist Terror Backfires

The callow Dylann Roof’s stated ambition was to set off a race war. The fact it has so far done the exact opposite is what makes this case such a teachable moment. No one seems to have predicted the scene of Governor Haley surrounded by a cluster of Southern Strategy Republican office holders calling for the Confederate flag to be removed. In her first race for governor, she said the flag “was not something that is racist;” it was “a tradition that people feel proud of.” Suddenly, the flag was “a deeply offensive symbol.”

Jun 26 11:16

Flashback: Rand Paul Says Confederate Flag Stands For Hate & Murder, But He Flies Israeli Flags on his Website

No wonder Rand keeps sending out desperate e-mails begging for money. He's a disgrace and a joke.

Jun 26 11:11

ISIS has Turkish ID card ...

From today’s attack on Kobani by ISIS. One dead ISIS
terrorist had ID on him and it is given by Turkish Government so they can travel between Turkey and Syrian border without any trouble!!...

Jun 26 11:09

100 Groups From Around the World to UN: Demand Accountability for CIA Torture

This Friday, the world will mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day is commemorated every year to reaffirm the universal commitment to the total eradication of torture, which is categorically prohibited under international law.

Jun 26 11:06

Israel’s Dangerous Game with Syrian Al Nusra Islamists

Recently, Israeli TV aired an interview (Hebrew, at the 2:00 mark) with a wounded Syrian fighter who was treated in Israel after being evacuated from the combat zone. As I, and many other journalists have reported, Israel, despite the false claim of neutrality in the civil war, has frequently intervened in the conflict on behalf of forces opposed to Bashar al-Assad. It does this less because it opposes Assad himself, than because its arch-enemies, Iran and Hezbollah, are the regime’s strongest allies.

Jun 26 11:05

Obama Administration Implements Priority Enforcement Program, Limits Interior Enforcement

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s Priority Enforcement Program.

The only priority contained in the Priority Enforcement Program is to ensure that our immigration laws are not enforced in the interior of the United States. By scrapping a law enforcement tool that keeps our communities safe and replacing it with a new program that permits the release of criminal aliens, President Obama is needlessly endangering our communities. It’s past time for the Obama Administration to get its priorities straight and protect the American people instead of their political interests. The House Judiciary Committee will examine this new program at next month’s Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing.

Jun 26 10:54

Abstinence-only advocate Bristol Palin says she's pregnant for second time

Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock.

Jun 26 10:51

FLASHBACK - Israel, Genocide, and the ‘Logic’ of Zionism

History is full of ironies: World War I, marketed to Americans as a "war to end all wars," paved the way for an even more massive slaughter. The invasion and conquest of Iraq – which was supposed to augur what George W. Bush hailed as a "global democratic revolution" – instead ushered in a new era of chaos, bloodshed, and tyranny in the region. And in the year 2014, the state of Israel, founded in large part as a reaction to the Holocaust, has embarked on a policy of genocide in Gaza.

The Israelis and their international amen corner are increasingly open about this: a recent article in the Times of Israel – since taken down – was quite explicit in averring that Israel’s "right of self-defense" includes the option of wiping out the entire population of Gaza:

Jun 26 10:51

CHARLESTON CHURCH - FALSE FLAG CONSPIRACY - UPDATED 24 JUNE

Rita Katz who was reportedly the brains behind various fake Osama bin Laden videos. "She served in the Israeli Defense Forces."

Russ Winter writes:

The original Dylann Roof photos were first tweeted by Rita Katz at 7:37 am on the 18th.

Jun 26 10:50

FLASHBACK - Why Israel Lies

All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us reporters who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice-in-Wonderland narratives, which we dutifully insert into our stories—required under the rules of American journalism—although we know they are untrue.

Jun 26 10:37

ISIS spoof images

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I got a lot of positive feedback about my spoof images blaming ISIS for all sorts of bad things, parodying the pro-war propaganda, so I decided to put the current collection into a single page for those who asked.

Jun 26 10:32

Foreign investment in Israel plummets by half since Gaza massacre

Foreign investment in Israel plummeted almost 50 percent in 2014, a fact attributed to last summer’s assault on Gaza and the growing impact of boycotts.

Jun 26 10:30

Citizens out of control censorship + witch hunts galore

video blogger commentary

Jun 26 10:30

$200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here's Who Took the Cash

TPA passed with a mere 219-211 vote with only 218 needed to pass. The real shocker comes from the amount of money each Representative received for a yes vote. In total, $197,869,145 was given to Representatives for a yes vote where as $23,065,231 was given in opposition.

John Boehner (R-OH) received $5.3 million for a "yea" vote and was the highest paid legislator.

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) received $2.4 million for his "yea" vote.

Paul Ryan (R-WI) received $2.4 million for a "yea" vote and came in at the third highest paid legislator.

Pat Tiberi (R-OH) follows Paul Ryan, coming in the fourth spot having received $1.6 million for his "yea" vote.

The fifth highest paid legislator is somewhat of a "hero" in comparison to others. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) received $1.6 million for a yes vote and only $282,710 for a no vote. Despite his high contribution from those in favor of TPA, he still voted a solid nay.

Jun 26 10:28

Protesters block construction of massive telescope on sacred Hawaiian mountain

Builders pulled back from Mauna Kea as hundreds of protesters set up roadblocks to oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on top of Hawaii’s sacred mountain. State and local police arrested a dozen demonstrators.

Construction vehicles and their police escorts "were stopped repeatedly by more than 300 protesters who set up about two dozen 'lines of defense' across the Mauna Kea access road," reported West Hawaii Today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I have been to that mountain top (before the new construction started). I do not recall seeing any of these Hawaiians concerned for the sacred mountain up there picking up all the trash alongside the road.

Jun 26 10:26

Vast Majority of NY Gun Owners Refuse to Comply with SAFE Act

But more than two years after the SAFE Act was established, the residents of New York have largely failed to comply on a massive scale. Apparently, the State Police have been reluctant to disclose the number of registrations, despite numerous Freedom of Information requests, and understandably so. Earlier this week they finally fessed up to their dismal numbers.

Jun 26 10:24

Sean Hannity: Ban Rap Albums Alongside Confederate Flag

Sean Hannity raised his hand on his radio show Thursday to ask a question regarding the decision of many major retailers to stop selling the Confederate flag: "Can you still buy a Jay Z CD at Walmart? Does the music department at Sears have any Ludacris albums? Can I download 50 Cent on Amazon?"

As Media Matters points out, the Fox News and conservative talk show host proceeded to guide his listeners down an outrageous slope equating a symbol of slavery, oppression and treason to the periodically problematic lyrics that appear in hip-hop songs.

Jun 26 10:22

SC Cop Fired for Confederate Flag Boxer Shorts Pic, While Other Cops Kill Innocent People and Nothing Happens

What’s insulting about this has nothing to do with the fact that everyone’s eyeballs have now been assaulted with this cheesy picture of North Charleston Police Sgt. Shannon Dildine in his boxers.

What’s insulting about this is that, because it fits the political agenda with the timing of the Charleston shooting and the divide-and-conquer plot being run against us all, they actually fired this guy over this picture. The media is taking lots of time to make the North Charleston PD look like a real stand-up organization for taking action on this (what a great PR move, by the way). A huge deal is being made out of this in the mainstream press.

Meanwhile, we live in a country where on average more than two people a day are killed by police, regardless of race, creed, age, religion, sex, etc. So many other officers who commit so much more egregious acts are never suspended or even reprimanded, let alone actually fired.

Jun 26 10:19

Common Chemicals May Trigger Cancer

A global taskforce of 174 scientists from leading research centers across 28 countries studied the link between mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer.

The study selected 85 chemicals not considered carcinogenic to humans and found 50 supported key cancer-related mechanisms at exposures found in the environment today.

Jun 26 10:18

Military is OK with Confederate flag — for now

The Confederate cause is deeply ingrained in American military history, making the country's current debate over whether to retire the "rebel flag" all the more pertinent to service members who view it as important to their heritage — important enough to display in their workplaces or even as tattoos.

Jun 26 10:18

UNSC calls on Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has urged Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade on Yemen.

The UNSC released a unanimous statement on Thursday, stressing that ships carrying food, fuel and other vital supplies must be permitted to enter ports in Yemen which is on the brink of famine.

The 15-member council said in its statement that there is "an urgent need for ongoing commercial supplies to enter Yemen as a humanitarian imperative."

Jun 26 10:17

Israel lobby hijacks trade bill to derail boycott movement: Analyst

The passage of a controversial trade bill by the US Senate with provisions that oppose the international boycott movement against Israel is another attempt by the Israel lobby to “hijack a piece of legislation” to benefit Tel Aviv, says an analyst.

Jun 26 10:17

Pentagon Steps Up Anti-Russia Rhetoric Amid Eastern Europe Buildup

With an eye on dramatically revising the timeline of what has actually happened in Eastern Europe in the past few weeks, Pentagon officials are slamming Russia with a series of allegations that Russia is building up in the region as a simple act of aggression.

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work accused Russia of threatening further nuclear deployments in Eastern Europe as “the ultimate escalation,” and vowed to prepare US responses, while Gen. Philip Breedlove accused Russia of plotting further actions in Eastern Ukraine.

In reality, Russia’s announcements of deployments and potential redeployments in Eastern Europe have been entirely reactionary to NATO announcements in the days prior. The US has announced massive “pre-positioning” of battle tanks and artillery along the Russian border, and is pushing a NATO force of 40,000 troops to be set up right on the Russian frontier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the White House, Pentagon, Congress, and the state department: were I you, I would be very, very careful about the accusations you're hurling against Russia.

Because, you see, the US government, at this moment in its history, has zero credibility with the American people, who are war weary, war skeptical, and many of whom are financially hurting beyond belief because of the consistent offshoring/outsourcing of jobs which used to be the underpinning of what was the American Middle Class.

Oh, and did I mention a burgeoning anger out there, because of the sense that alleged "representatives" seem to only represent the monied and privileged who pay them handsomely to further their agendas?!?

The economy is on the teetering edge of collapse; people know it; and it may not take that much to push some people over the edge.

How that anger will play out, I do not know; as a Christian pacifist, I will never advocate violence. But I can understand how people can be driven to these kinds of acts.

So instead of crying "wolf" to give people another artificially constructed "bad guy" for Americans to hate (sort of like Emmanuel Goldstein in Orwell's "1984",)I have a couple of suggestions for you;

1. Fire the Federal Reserve. We all know it is no more "Federal" than is the company Federal Express.

2. Create money (as you are Constitutionally able to do) to be used as a public utility, not as a loan at interest, as are all pieces of US currency in circulation today.
3. Incentivize companies to keep good paying jobs here; reduce the burdens of over-regulation, which many times, in and of itself, forces companies away from the US.
4. Stop squandering money on wars of aggression.
5. Fix America's crumbling infrastructure.

Yes, I know, all these would be....logical.

But perhaps a little logic right now would be infinitely preferable to a war against an adversary you have yourself created, through the US and IMF engineering of the putsch in Kiev last year.

Jun 26 10:16

GM wheat crop fails to repel bugs, £3m trial branded ‘a waste’

A controversial trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat has failed to repel pests any more effectively than ordinary crops, scientists have found.

Researchers attempted to engineer a variety of wheat to emit an odor that deters aphids in the hope of reducing the amount of pesticides required by plants.

The crops, nicknamed “whiffy wheat,” were successful in lab tests, but succumbed to aphids when trialed in the field.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, if it works in the lab, that's good enough for us!" -- Monsatan

Jun 26 10:15

State Dept. admits Hillary Clinton may have lied about Benghazi emails

With the U.S. Supreme Court's Obamacare decision on Thursday getting enormous media attention, hardly any news coverage was given to the State Department conceding that it received 15 emails involving Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton it did not previously possess on the Benghazi terrorist attack and its aftermath, according to the House Select Committee on Benghazi's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, on Thursday night. In essence, it shows that Hillary Clinton, once again, is alleged to have lied about the emails she claims she turned over to the State Department from her possibly illegal Internet server.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jun 26 10:14

Kiss It Goodbye: 150 Pensions Under Water

Jun 26 10:11

Benghazi panel says Hillary Clinton didn’t turn over all Libya emails, despite her claims

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t turn over all of her work-related emails to the department despite her claims to have done so, the Benghazi investigative committee charged Thursday in a statement raising new questions about the Democratic presidential candidate’s email practices.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and the Benghazi panel chairman, said the State Department informed his panel that it did not have in its possession some emails related to Benghazi and Libya that Mrs. Clinton had exchanged with longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal, and which he turned over to the committee.

Jun 26 10:09

New Black Panthers Chair: It’s Time to Kill the Slave Masters

One of the things that has so distinguished the tragedy in Charleston from events in places like Ferguson and Baltimore is the peaceful way people have dealt with their grief and anger. Instead of burning the place down, they have come together in prayer and mutual support – regardless of race and religion.

Webmaster addition: I hate to be the one to tell you, but all those slave masters are already dead!

Jun 26 10:08

FLASHBACK - Holocaust Hoax: Science Repudiates Mass Cremation Stories

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Better make a local copy of this, because if the US Government can trick the American people into going along with a ban on the Confederate flag, it will only be a matter of time before they ban everything that contradicts the official story of ... everything.

Jun 26 09:59

Spam the NSA! - add this list to your Email Signature

It only takes a few of those words, and change the order around from time to time so they can;t filter it out.

Jun 26 09:53

NATO to offer more aid to Ukraine, but no offensive weapons

NATO members agreed on Thursday to step up support for Ukraine with more air traffic data and assistance in countering roadside bombs, but member states stopped short of offensive weapons, which Kiev has sought in its battle with Russian-backed separatists.

A new trust fund to be established “will aim at de-mining and also on countering improvised explosive devices. And this is vital for saving lives,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference after a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission.

NATO defense ministers are set to conclude two days of talks in Brussels later Thursday. The ministers have focused primarily on concrete steps toward strengthening the alliance militarily, enabling to respond more quickly to crises. Members have agreed to increase the size of its crisis-response force and to streamline the political process for approving the mobilization of troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You just have to LOVE the way NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg lies with impunity.

The violations have come NOT from the side of the breakaway republics, but primarily from the Ukrainian military.

This is precisely what the OCSE has been reporting; apparently, honest reporting of the facts of the matter are frowned on by the NATO high command.

Jun 26 09:48

Poroshenko inks permission for foreign troops in Ukraine

The Ukrainian president has sealed amendments to the law that allow foreign troops to be present in Ukraine as part of an international peacekeeping force. The legislation also potentially allows the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the country.

Adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament (the Rada) earlier this month and signed by President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday, the amendments establish the necessary legal background and conditions for stationing foreign troops in the country. Kiev hopes that this will help to stabilize the situation in the war-torn eastern regions of Ukraine.

Poroshenko said earlier that Ukraine had the right to turn to the UN Security Council with the request for deploying peacekeepers in an effort to establish peace in the country. At the same time the law bans military units from countries “involved in military aggression against Ukraine” from participating in peacekeeping deployments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a really, really bad move on the part of both Ukraine's Rada and Poroshenko, because my bet is, the troops he will get will NOT be the UN's troops but NATO'S or the United States Military, which will simply exacerbate the situation between Russia and Ukraine (and the US) even further.

The US, at the UN Security Council, can simply ban any deployment of UN troops to Ukraine with a veto; I wonder if either members or the Ukrainian Rada or Poroshenko considered this before they made passed this legislation into law.

Jun 26 09:47

‘THEIR rules’: When will the media ask Hillary about Bill Clinton’s problematic relationship with the Confederate flag?

Since GOP candidates are getting asked flag questions, when will someone in the MSM get around to asking Hillary Clinton a flag question? Specifically, we’d like to know what she thinks about the bill her husband signed as Governor of Arkansas that dedicated one of the stars on the state’s flag to the Confederacy.

The text from the bill reads, “The blue star above the word ‘ARKANSAS’ is to commemorate the Confederate States of America”:

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