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CURRENT EVENTS

Feb 06 14:25

Interview with Saudi Princess Janan Harb [MUST SEE]

Very Interesting Interview with my cousin Janan Harb

Janan Harb, wife of the late King Fahd, interviewed on Going Underground with Afshin Rattansi on RT News. She talks about her relationship with the King, the Saudi Regime and her upcoming film.

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 06 14:10

Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say

In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, “I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out.”

Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from field investigative special agent to the rank of assistant director, the third highest position in the Bureau.

“They (the FBI) do not do security reviews,” Pomerantz said. “What they primarily do and what they are clearly doing in this instance is a criminal investigation.”

Feb 06 11:39

Risking World War III in Syria

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last October said in a little noticed comment that the United States was ready to take “direct action on the ground” in Syria. Vice President Joe Biden said in Istanbul last month that if peace talks in Geneva failed, the United States was prepared for a “military solution” in that country. The peace talks collapsed on Wednesday even before they began. A day later Saudi Arabia said it is ready to invade Syria while Turkey is building up forces at its Syrian border.

Feb 06 11:21

Hillary to FBI: If I go down we all go down

Feb 06 11:13

Syria: NATO's Last Desperate Options in Lost Proxy War

As early as 2012, a Department of Intelligence Agency (DIA) document (.pdf) admitted in regards to the Syrian conflict and the rise of ISIS that:

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).

Feb 06 11:06

Chicago Cops Retire to Dodge Punishment, Collect 6-Figure Pensions

Chicago police officers implicated in the wake of a political scandal within the Chicago Police Department, or CPD, have retired, dodging disciplinary action while holding on to pensions worth more than $100,000 a year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Nearly two months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration received a report from the office of Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson that advocated for discipline -- including termination -- for six police officers.

Feb 06 10:50

Ted Cruz college classmates ‘horrified’ he might become president: ‘He called my mother a wh*re!’

Qestioned about their college recollections of 2016 GOP Presidential contender Ted Cruz, former Princeton alums left no question that they are uniformly aghast that the ’92 graduate has come so close to the Republican nomination.

Feb 06 10:48

TSA Conducting “Bag Checks” At Donald Trump Event

By Brandon Turbeville

For years, many in the alternative media have been warning that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), complete with its grope downs and naked body scanners, will eventually be expanded from airports and begin conducting operations on the “streets” of America.

These warnings generally suggested that the TSA would first be conducting operations like bag checks in non-transportation-related areas such as sporting events, concerts, and theaters and, eventually, be expanded even further...

Feb 06 10:48

Chart Clearly Illustrates Difference Between Jesus and Muhammad

Following is a chart that shows some of the strong differences between Jesus and Mohammed. The Muslims revere Mohammed as the greatest of prophets, yet Jesus clearly demonstrated greater authority, teaching, and miracles than Mohammed ever did. Why would anyone want to follow Mohammed over Jesus when Jesus claimed to be divine, performed many miracles, said that He alone was the truth, raised people from the dead, and rose from the dead Himself, and Mohammed did none of these things. However, Mohammed did have people killed, spread his religion through war, married a very young girl and had relations with her when she was nine years of age, and taught hatred of Jews and Christians.

Feb 06 10:46

Sydney's fun police have put out the light of the nightlife. The city's a global laughing stock

In 1999, Sydney was at its peak – the Olympic Games were imminent and there was unbridled optimism that Sydney was about to emerge as an international city as the millennium approached. Internationally, Sydney was renowned as an incredibly fun place to live; the entertainment was world class, with great restaurants and venues to visit at any time of night.

Something pernicious has happened in the 15 years since, and Sydney has not just regressed into a ghost town, but there is an undercurrent of something much more sinister in the way the city is being run.

As I write this in 2016, not a day goes by without the press reporting of yet another bar, club, hotel, restaurant or venue closing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I were in Sydney in 1999. It was a wild place. Sorry to hear it has been toned down.

Feb 06 10:31

The Most Scarily Accurate NSA Cartoons To-Date (104 Pics)

As journalists, pundits and politicians wax on about the hazards of NSA snooping and our descent into a surveillance state, some of the most poignant responses have come not through the written or spoken word but rather an image. Here are some of the best–and most terrifying–interpretations out there.

Feb 06 10:27

Chicago Stock Exchange Says It’s Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group

The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market. Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday. The deal values the Chicago Stock Exchange at less than $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked to not be identified because the terms weren’t disclosed publicly. The exchange expects the deal to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.

Feb 06 10:26

1-minute video: US military, State Dept ‘leadership’ lie about Russia invading NATO, laugh at media asking for evidence. What US agency will have the honor to arrest these .01% War Criminals?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Live Leak, What Really Happened

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” - unsourced, and attributed to Gandhi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTwAZOH33tU

Among dozens of us in alternative media, I’ve documented retired US Admiral John Kirby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and current US State Department Spokesperson, as blatantly lying in accusation of Russia committing War Crimes. His official and Oath-sworn responsibility is to accurately communicate US foreign policy in on the record media communications; with his Oath to support and defend the US Constitution.

Feb 06 10:10

Tiny Iowa Town's Jews Bounce Back After Agriprocessors Raid

The crackdown led to the arrest of nearly 400 undocumented Guatemalans and Mexican workers, sent Agriprocessors into bankruptcy, led to the arrest and conviction of the company’s longtime CEO Sholom Rubashkin, and left in doubt the future of Postville’s Jewish community. (The plant employed some 90 percent of Postville’s Jewish adults before the raid.
Note: How many Jews went to jail for hiring all these illegal aliens?

Feb 06 09:45

Satanic Temple forced Phoenix lawmakers to ban public prayer and open with moment of silence

For weeks now, Phoenix lawmakers have wrestled with the idea of allowing members of a Satanic group to give the invocation before an upcoming city meeting.
Phoenix City Council members arrived Wednesday at a controversial solution: Banning prayer altogether.

Feb 06 09:26

Video: Syrian Army Pounds ISIS

The Syrian army troops backed by popular committees have inflicted heavy losses upon ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists during a series of concentrated operations that were carried out against their dens and gatherings in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor provinces.

Feb 06 09:22

Rebels deploy child soldiers to fight in northern Aleppo

This is a disgusting warcrime on the part of the US government and the Pentagram!

The Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki have begun to use child soldiers in their fight against the Syrian government forces inside the Aleppo Governorate after the latter launched a large-scale offensive to capture much of the province’s northern countryside.

According to local sources, soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have reported a number of firefights in which children were being deployed by the Islamist rebels to help drive back the government forces.

Some of the children were described as “pre-teen” and unable to properly fire the automatic rifles they were being sent to battle with.

Feb 06 09:18

Mainstream Media has Lost Control: Let the Whining Begin

Actually, the “begin” part of the title might be a bit of an exaggeration as we have heard whining on this front for some time. Allow me to offer a recent – and rather blatant – example:

Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

That’s the headline at Spiegel. Perhaps it doesn’t come across the same way in German, but it sure sounds over-the-top in English. There is what you hear from the (established) press, and there is what you hear elsewhere. What you hear from the press is true; what you hear elsewhere is lies.

Spiegel recognizes that credibility is lost; restoring that credibility is, somehow, your responsibility (emphasis added):

Feb 06 09:16

Shrill wind from Israel: Does it risk alienating its allies?

And Mr. Ban – despite his good ties with Israel – was assailed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel’s ambassador to the UN as fanning terrorism for warning that Palestinian “resistance” would not subside absent statehood.
Note: Time to bring out the holocau$t.

Feb 06 08:59

Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is freaking out

Picture sleepless nights at ‘Sultan’ Erdogan’s palace in Ankara. Imagine him livid when he learns the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian air power, started a preemptive Battle of Aleppo – through the Bayirbucak region - cutting off Ankara’s top weaponizing corridor and Jihadi highway.

Who controls this corridor will control the final outcome of the war in Syria.

Feb 06 08:44

Idaho Sheriff steps in to help militants held up at Oregon refuge

Sean Anderson III, one of the remaining 4 militants that is currently held up at the Malheur County Wildlife Refuge, spoke with an Idaho Sheriff on the phone Saturday, in regards to making a realistic plea-bargain deal with authorities, who Anderson claims are operating outside of the U.S. Constitution.

Feb 06 08:29

Rutherford Institute warns against government attempts to intimidate journalists by prosecuting radio shock jock Peter Santilli over Oregon standoff

Warning against attempts by the government to intimidate journalists whose reporting portrays the government in a negative light or encourages citizens to challenge government injustice and wrongdoing, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute

Feb 06 08:14

Understanding False Flag Operations In Our Time

I would say that all of that confusion, all of that hopelessness is by design. I believe this now. I don’t believe, as I might have years past, that the people on top, they’re trying to do their best but it’s a tough world out there. No. No. No. They want you to feel helpless. They want you to be confused. Let’s talk about why.

One reason why is that the whole planet is being stolen. You’ve got this many people who want to own every single thing that’s worth owning in this planet – all the water, all the genetically modified foods they want to shove down your throat, all the minerals in the ground. They want every single thing. And they’re getting it. They’ve got it, actually, and they just want more. That’s the way it’s happening.

It’s a transnational corporate financial theft of everything. It’s a war. When there’s a war, the people who are running that war really don’t want you to be able to react to it. They don’t want you to be cognizant of what is happening. And they want you to be quiet about it. They want you to obey and be compliant.

Feb 06 08:13

6 links that will show you what Google knows about you

Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you.

Feb 06 08:12

Fake Founding Fathers quotes make their way into gun bill at state Capitol

A gun-rights bill introduced at the Capitol on Friday includes six quotes from America’s Founding Fathers about the importance of guns to democracy.

Feb 06 08:09

Cop Caught On Video Handcuffing Child Then Slapping Him in the Face Repeatedly

The prosecutor says that Switzer was charged with a count of battery on Friday. This charge is only a petty misdemeanor, but if convicted, Switzer could end up behind bars for 6 months as well as having to pay a $500 fine. Switzer was fired as a result of this video, after having been with the department for eight years.

Feb 06 08:03

Zika Freaka 2: Spraying Plane Cabins, Robot Reporters

By Jon Rappoport

Another episode in my ongoing series, "Science from Habitual Liars."

Part 1: the planes

Bloomberg News, February 4, “U.K. to Spray Planes on Routes From Zika-Affected Countries”:

"The U.K. is to order airlines flying from countries affected by the Zika virus, which has been linked with birth defects, to spray insecticide inside plane cabins."

Step up and get your insecticides right in the face. Board a plane flying out of any “Zika-infected” country heading for the UK, and you can inhale toxic fumes in the comfort of your own enclosed cabin. Watch any disoriented mosquitoes who might be accompanying your flight drop to the carpet, squirm, and die. More entertaining than a movie on that annoying tiny screen. And you can experience the thrill of skin-rash, nausea, dizziness, fainting. Hey, pay the ticket, take the ride. It’s a party...

Feb 06 07:55

False wars, false ‘money,’ false media… False Flag Super Bowl?

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Your question: If US 1% oligarchs concluded they could get away with it, would they stage a False Flag Operation (and here, here) at the 2016 Super Bowl to further their political agenda? Perhaps it would look like this 2-minute clip from the 2002 movie, The Sum of All Fears; with plot of a non-complicit US President and non-false flag terrorism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-h_xgdM8FI

Considerations for your answer: History is the best tool to predict future events of specific groups’ plans. This is similar to what both Super Bowl teams do in game strategy: analysis of opponents’ history with reasonable conclusions what they’ve successfully done before, they will likely do again.

But is there a US 1% oligarchy that would orchestrate a False Flag Super Bowl attack? Isn’t that beyond reason???

Feb 06 06:10

"This is what the federal government does"

Mourners and patriots from across the country came in pickups flying American flags as well as on horseback to honor a man who truly was a real American cowboy

Feb 06 01:05

Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is freaking out

Picture sleepless nights at ‘Sultan’ Erdogan’s palace in Ankara. Imagine him livid when he learns the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian air power, started a preemptive Battle of Aleppo – through the Bayirbucak region - cutting off Ankara’s top weaponizing corridor and Jihadi highway.

Feb 05 23:55

Week Sixteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a US Invasion of Syria Next?

This week was marked by major successes for the Syria military the Sheikh Miskeen region of the Daraa Province in the south of the country. In the meantime in the north, the Syrian Army continues its offensive north of the strategic Kuweires air base. But these military successes were eclipsed by rumors that the US was setting up and air base in northern Syria, possibly near Rmeilan, a town in the al-Hasakah Governorate in the northeast of Syria, and that this might be the preparation for a US ground intervention

Feb 05 19:12

Murder, Inc.–or Dept., As the Case May Be

'to punish and enslave' makes more sense

cops shoot someone for no reason and spend time CYA-ing rather than getting help for their victim

Feb 05 19:11

‘Murderer!’ Turkey’s president heckled by female protesters, security brutally retaliates (VIDEO)

On a state visit to Ecuador,Erdogan has his Turkish Security Force beat and molest Ecuadorian women demonstrating against his visit.This guy has lost it!

Turkish Presidential guards showed astounding levels of brutality towards female activists in Ecuador. Three women were violently hauled away and, according to their accounts, beaten in the face and breasts moments after heckling Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In an act of protest the three activist started screaming “murderer” at Erdogan while he was addressing the crowd at Quito's Centre for Higher National Studies.

Feb 05 19:02

Clinton Insists She’s Not Beholden to Wall Street While Raking in $21.4 Million

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims she is as much a “progressive Democrat” as her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont despite Sanders’ relentless efforts to link Clinton to Wall Street “millionaires and billionaires.”

Feb 05 18:59

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.

Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.

“Is it my eyes?” she recalled him saying. “Is it a ghost?”

“Surprise! I’m still alive!” she replied.

Feb 05 18:52

Oregon occupation spokesman LaVoy Finicum remembered as devout cowboy with a touch of mischief

KANAB, Utah -- Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, spokesman of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, was commemorated Friday in a southwestern Utah town that helped emblazon the image of a cowboy riding into the sunset on the American collective memory.
Finicum lay in a pine casket built by his family. On the inside of the lid were the words "One Cowboy's Stand for Freedom" -- he kept a blog by that name -- inside a barbed wire border. On the top was the brand Finicum used on his cattle. The handles were horseshoes bent to allow a handhold.
Finicum's body was dressed in white, and an American flag was laid across the chest of the man killed by Oregon State Police at a roadblock Jan. 26.
About 1,000 people were on hand for the service, held at the Kaibab Stake Center, part of the Mormon church.Finicum's memory is being celebrated far beyond Kanab this week.

Feb 05 18:50

The Truth About Politics

Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and that would get us arrested if we tried to live by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kidnap and call it conscription, kill and call it war.

Feb 05 18:35

Peace Talks “Paused” After Putin’s Triumph in Aleppo

This is the beginning of the end of jihadi presence in Aleppo. After 4 years of war and terror, people can finally see the end in sight.”

Feb 05 18:27

Just like you and me! Clintons earned $153M over 14 years…

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

Feb 05 18:04

Hillary Resists Releasing Transcripts From GOLDMAN SACHS Speeches…

$225,000 for each "speech" and she won't even say what it was for... hmm.. can you say "BOUGHT AND PAID FOR"?!

Feb 05 17:58

In the Iowa Democratic party’s chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing

In the Iowa Democratic party’s chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.

Feb 05 17:24

Documents: Obama Has Spent $74 million In Taxpayer Dollars On Holidays

The two golf outings alone cost taxpayers $1,836,555 in travel expenses. Obama played a total of five rounds of golf, equating to a cost of $20,406 per hole.

Feb 05 17:18

“Global Warming” : NH Voters Face Cold, Snowy Weather

Cold, snow and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 05 17:15

Utah Fusion Center Warns Police About “Disaffected Individuals” Traveling Through State to Attend LeVoy Finicum Funeral

Cops to be on the lookout for Gadsden flag and other "dangerous" symbols -- A fusion center in Utah is advising law enforcement to be on the lookout for “caravans” of “extremists” traveling through the state en route to Arizona to attend the funeral of LaVoy Finicum.

Feb 05 17:02

BOOGA BOOGA! North Korea may be ready to launch a rocket by Super Bowl kickoff Sunday

Satellite images North Korea’s Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity, and a US defense official believes launch could happen this weekend.

Feb 05 16:47

Global Economy “Trapped in Death Spiral” According to Wall Street Bank

The day is finally here: the economic collapse is admitted. But that won't make things any easier:

The global economy seems trapped in a “death spiral” that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi strategists have warned.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 05 16:47

WIDE OPEN: Now Colin Powell Revealed to Send Secrets Over Personal Email

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell and close aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, exchanged classified data through personal email accounts, Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed.

Feb 05 16:38

Half a Million Fewer Native-Born Americans Had Jobs in January

The number of native-born Americans with a job declined by more than half a million last month, according to not-seasonally adjusted government data released Friday.

Feb 05 16:30

Ron Paul: Cruz Not a Libertarian, He’s Owned by Goldman Sachs

Ted Cruz isn’t a free-market libertarian, Ron Paul warned his son’s former supporters on Friday. -- “You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz — they think he’s for the free market, and [in reality] he’s owned by Goldman Sachs,” he said of the Texas senator on Fox Business’ Varney & Company. “I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with Cruz and Trump or any of them so I just don’t think there is much picking.”

Feb 05 16:23

The Process of Collapse

When I write about the demise of unsustainable systems, readers often ask me to describe the collapse I see as inevitable. This is a tough assignment, as there are as many kinds of collapse as there are systems: fragile ones can collapse suddenly, and resilient ones can decay for years or even decades before finally imploding or withering away.

Feb 05 16:13

There Is No Freedom Without Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Western Peoples, if you wish to be able to walk down the streets of your cities without being accosted by police, demanded to present identity papers, searched, detained indefinitely or assassinated without due process of law, if you wish to be able to express your opinion about “your” government and its use of your tax payments, if you wish to be able to discuss current affairs or your personal affairs without being recorded by the NSA or the equivalent in your own country or by both, if you wish to be able to act on your moral conscience and to protest the violence the West applies to Muslims and others unfavored by powerful Western interests, such as Palestinians, if you wish to live in the freedom that was achieved in the West after centuries of struggle, wake up, find time from less meaningful pursuits to become aware of what is being stolen from you. It is late in the game. If you do not stand up for truth, you will have no freedom as there is no freedom without truth.

Feb 05 15:57

Neocons and a CIA Propagandist : The men behind Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is routinely billed by the mainstream media as a Tea Party outsider who is reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan. It is not simply his wife’s connection to Goldman Sachs and investment banking or his unreported loan from the multinational investment banking firm, however, that betrays this image. A closer look at Cruz reveals he is a neocon insider, not a renegade outsider.

Feb 05 15:51

Still Secret JFK Murder Documents : An astounding list

Exciting news: WhoWhatWhy has obtained the complete list of 3,603 secret documents on the Kennedy assassination still being held by the US government. (Or, to be precise, what it admits to still holding.)

Feb 05 15:46

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

And what of the charge that Trump is the most dangerous man in the world? Certainly since the end of the Cold War – and arguably since the end of World War II – whoever has sat in the oval office has always been the most dangerous man in the world – and has acted accordingly.

Feb 05 15:37

Interview 1134 – Jon Rappoport Dissects the Zika Hype

Vaccines? Pesticides? Bill Gates mosquitos? Rockefeller medicine? CDC profit motive? Power grab?

Feb 05 15:29

Welcome to Super Bowl City

Feb 05 14:51

Did you know your vehicle is being logged in databases when you shop at Walmart and other places?

A vehicle equipped with advanced license plate scanning systems, presumed to be either law enforcement or some type of repossession business, was spotted capturing license plate and possibly other data from the local Walmart parking lot and other parking lots Wednesday.
side scan

Feb 05 14:43

Hilarious Supercut of Hillary “Reintroducing Herself” Proves How Much Liberal Media Loves Her

Maybe if she wasn’t such a criminal psychopath historically, she wouldn’t have to keep reintroducing herself all the time in an effort to make people think she’s someone she isn’t.

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Feb 05 14:42

In Case You Missed It: Obama Just Proposed Raising the Federal Gas Tax 136%

In case you missed it, Obama just proposed raising the gas tax to what would amount to 136%.

By proposing a $10 per barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the U.S., Obama wants to add a .25 cent gas tax on every gallon of gas you purchase at the pump. He wants to use it to pay for his green transportation initiatives.

Considering federal gas tax is 18.4 cents a gallon currently, this would mean a whopping 136% increase.

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Feb 05 14:38

Flint Officials Could Have Prevented Lead Crisis for $80 a Day, Broke Federal Law Instead

By Claire Bernish

“It’s outrageous that this sort of government-made catastrophe would happen anywhere in the United States,” Representative Justin Amash said Wednesday as he opened his allotted time period to question a panel before Congress about the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan. “The State of Michigan needs to provide comprehensive assistance to the people of Flint; and the state has the resources, I can assure you that as a former state legislator.”

In his characteristic calm and collected manner, Amash quickly pulled the painful truth from just two members of the decidedly small four-member panel — the lead contamination of the Flint water supply wouldn’t have happened if the city had followed the law...

Feb 05 14:14

“There’s a Jim Jones in Michigan”: Lawmaker Likens Flint Crisis to Cult Leader Who Poisoned Members

Congress held its first hearing Wednesday on lead poisoning in Flint’s water supply.

Feb 05 14:08

MI governor’s aide knew about Flint Legionnaires’ spike 10 months before public

Emails show the Michigan governor’s office knew about the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Flint and its possible connection to the city’s polluted water system in March 2015 – 10 months before the public was informed.

Feb 05 14:05

Obama Unleashes Open Border Free-for-All: “Might As Well Abolish Our Immigration Laws Altogether”

We’ve seen the strain that unrestricted mass migration has put on the whole of Europe. It is nothing short of cultural shock and awe.

Now.. it’s coming soon to a town near you, as U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents report they have been ordered to outright release immigrants they may have taken into custody. The days of civil unrest seem to be closing in.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 05 13:51

"Hillary for Prison" movement sweeps the nation

On newsstands across the country now, magazines are featuring Hillary stuck behind prison bars – right where she belongs – with the words “treason, bribery perjury, fraud, espionage and embezzlement.”

As the latest batch of private emails from the State Department further expose the presidential hopeful, the likelihood of criminal charges continue to increase exponentially.

Will Hillary be brought to justice or will she use her power, influence and backing from the White House to subvert the rule of law?

Feb 05 13:47

BREAKING NEWS: List of Withheld JFK Assassination Documents

The list was obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by FOIA specialist Michael Ravnitzky, who alerted us.

The complete list is below. You’ll note that some documents are briefly characterized by subject, while others are less clearly identified.

The government has promised to release as many documents as possible in October, 2017, the 25th anniversary of the JFK Records Act, in which Congress mandated that all efforts be made to release everything in Washington’s possession unless an overriding case can be made for withholding in the national interest.

Some — perhaps most — of these documents could be released at that time. Then again, they may be further withheld. The CIA in particular is likely to argue that some are just too sensitive to be made public.

Feb 05 13:11

Global Patriot Act? UK Seeks Authority to Serve Warrants in America

Britain has been negotiating a plan with the United States which would allow the UK to directly serve wiretap warrants on American communications companies for national security and criminal proceedings.

Considering how many threats they’ve known about and been able to actually thwart, this surely isn’t about further chipping away at everyone’s privacy along with American Constitutional protections as well as national sovereignty at all... (that was sarcasm)

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Feb 05 12:33

Homeless people lose Internet access over illegal downloads

People living in an encampment for the homeless in Florida have found themselves without Internet access following claims of illegal downloading. The operators of Dignity Village say that after several complaints from their ISP about piracy they had no choice but to stop providing free WiFi to all.

Feb 05 12:29

Seriously? Now They Expect Us to Believe ISIS Leader Is Running Online Suicide Bombing Classes

So we are to believe the [Western intelligence asset] leader of ISIS is regularly participating in scheduled online classes with groups of people via Skype on how to blow one's self up in a public area.

And yet... we are told no one can seem to catch him.

In a world where the NSA can literally hack entire countries and we've been told everything everyone can do online can be monitored 24/7 in real-time... we are told no one has any idea where this guy could possibly be.

How can anyone possibly believe this line of bs?

So what's next for the enterprising young terrorists? Is ISIS going to open up a chain of terrorist community colleges and courses by mail, bombs included?

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Feb 05 11:39

Super Bowl Takes Priority Over Humans As Riot Police “Sweep Away” the Homeless Before Big Game

By Justin Gardner

The priorities of San Francisco city government are being put on stark display as homeless people, and those supporting them in protest, are being cleared out to make way for Super Bowl festivities. The spectacle of American football, and the millions of dollars that come with it, are far more important than the well-being of the city’s less fortunate...

Feb 05 10:55

Zika: Update from Brazil: Towering Non-Evidence

By Jon Rappoport

I can now provide the latest update on what researchers in Brazil are discovering, as they dig into their original findings about the Zika virus and cases of microcephaly (babies born with small heads and brain impairment)...

Feb 05 10:36

by Mac Slavo - Radiation Alert: L.A. Gas Well Spewing LETHAL LEVELS Of Breathable Nuclear Material: “Fukushima Class Disaster”

In a breaking development that has been completely ignored by mainstream news sources, the leaking natural gas well near Los Angeles, California is now reportedly spewing lethal levels of radioactive material, according to a report from Steve Quayle and a group with expertise in nuclear material.

A leaking natural gas well outside Los Angeles is spewing so much naturally-occurring Uranium and Radon, that “breathable” radiation levels have hit “lethal levels” according to a Nuclear Expert group.

Hal Turner of Super Station 95 reports that the well is releasing 1.91 Curies (Ci) of radiation per hour.

This rogue well is spewing huge amounts of natural gas and about 1.91 curies an hour of natural radioactive material in the natural gas… 1.91 curies an hour is about 45.9 curies per day… It’s a really, really big leak.

A curie is a unit of measure in the U.S. to describe very large radioactive releases.

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And yet, the utility company which owns this well appears to be completely impotent to prevent this catastrophe from happening.

Feb 05 10:33

The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance

What kind of crank economics contends that brutally punishing two of the great, historically-proven economic virtues——-thrift and prudence—-is the key to economic growth and true wealth creation?

In this age of relentless consumption and 140 character tweets, what kind of insult to common sense argues that human nature is prone to save too much, defer gratification too long, shop too sparingly and consume too little?

Forget all of their mathematical economics and DSGE model regressions. Our 200 unelected rulers are enthrall to a dogma of debt that is so primitive that it’s just plain dumb.

By purchasing existing debt with digital credit conjured from the “send” key on central bank computers, they make room for more and more of it. And they do so without the inconvenience of deferred consumption or an upward climb of interest rates owing to an imbalance of borrowings versus savings.

Feb 05 10:27

70% Of Jobs Added In January Were Minimum Wage Waiters And Retail Workers

For those curious where the big jump in earnings came from, the answer appears rather simple: the reason, according to the BLS' breakdown of jobs added in January (per the Establishment survey), of the 151,000 jobs added in the past month, retail trade added 58,000 jobs in January, while employment in food services and drinking places, aka waiters and bartenders, rose by 47,000 in January.

In other words, 70% of the job gains in January went to minimum wage workers.

Feb 05 10:25

19 Incredible British Propaganda Posters From World War Two

Within the last few years, the World War II British propaganda poster "Keep calm and carry on" has become ubiquitous around the World.

What many people don't know is that the poster only saw limited distribution during World War II — the 2.5 million copies printed were held back and intended for us only in times of crisis, which (thankfully) never came.

Feb 05 10:23

All Job Gains Since December 2007 Have Gone To Foreign-Born Workers

We first laid out what that is last September when we said that "the one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive."

We were talking about the chart showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.

As usually happens, it is precisely this data that gets no mention following any job report. However, with Trump and his anti-immigration campaign continuing to plow on despite the Iowa disappointment, we are confident that the chart shown below will soon be recognizable to economic and political pundits everywhere.

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Corporations love H1 visas (coupled with massive, illegal immigration), because they so lower the cost of doing business.

Feb 05 10:21

More Clinton emails to be labeled 'top secret,' lawmaker says

A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee warned on Wednesday that the Obama administration will declare that additional emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server during her time as secretary of State have been classified at the highest level.

“The press has reporting there’s been 22 emails. There’s actually more than that," Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday.

“They do reveal classified methods. They do reveal classified sources and they do reveal human assets,” he added. “I can't imagine how anyone could be familiar with these emails, whether they’re sending them or receiving them, and not realize that these are highly classified.”

Feb 05 10:13

Citi: World economy trapped in ‘death spiral’

The global economy seems trapped in a "death spiral" that could lead to further weakness in oil prices, recession and a serious equity bear market, Citi strategists have warned.

Some analysts — including those at Citi — have turned bearish on the world economy this year, following an equity rout in January and weaker economic data out of China and the U.S.

"The world appears to be trapped in a circular reference death spiral," Citi strategists led by Jonathan Stubbs said in a report on Thursday.

"Stronger U.S. dollar, weaker oil/commodity prices, weaker world trade/petrodollar liquidity, weaker EM (and global growth)... and repeat. Ad infinitum, this would lead to Oilmageddon, a 'significant and synchronized' global recession and a proper modern-day equity bear market."

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We at WRH told you this was coming; it was only a matter of when.

And please, if you have not already done so, start making some clear and definitive preparations to take care of yourself, and the people you care about.

Make sure you have long-term storable food, water purification, and extra medications for yourselves and your pets. If there is a major disruption in the supply chain (and The Baltic Dry Index has all but collapsed), you need to know that you and those you care about can be as self-reliant as possible.

If you have kids in school, should you need to get them back safely with you, understand clearly what the school policy is on releasing kids before the end of their school day. If you need to be mobile, make sure you have a bug-out kit in the car, and keep it stocked, and have a plan as to where you need to go.

Start building community with like-minded people in your neighborhoods, and see how you can be of mutual help. Find capabilities with which you can barter.

I really don't want to be "Mrs. Chicken of Hawaii, 2016", but folks; something wicked this way comes. Preparation will be the key to survival when the excrement hits the ventilator, big-time.

Feb 05 09:46

Shocking New Secrets on the FBI-Sanctioned Assassination of LaVoy Finicum

The fact that Bundy only tells law enforcement to go home, raises more SERIOUS suspicions about the BS narrative being pumped out by the FBI and the mainstream media. It draws even more attention to, and only further demands that there be an investigation into the government-sanctioned assassination of rancher LaVoy Finicum.

Feb 05 09:45

From Jail: A Statement From Ammon Bundy to the Public Today, Feb 4 2016

The following is a letter and a recorded statement given today (2/4/16) from Ammon Bundy which was sent out via email by his mother Carol Bundy from the Bundy Ranch. At the conclusion of the letter is a link to contribute to Ammon Bundy’s legal defense fund, should you wish to lend a hand.

Feb 05 09:30

Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

Almost simultaneously with the publication of this article in The Nation, the Via Campesina reported the purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto, for more than $23 million by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which with this action completed the outing of the mask of “philanthropy.” Another association that is not surprising.

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Feb 05 09:29

Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to ‘Prominent’ Facebook Users

The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It’s not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t “allowed” in Israeli papers for days after.

Those incidents are a constant reminder that in Israel, nothing even vaguely national security-related gets published in an Israeli paper without the military censor’s say-so. Today, the military censor is trying to extend that control even further, presenting “orders” to high-profile bloggers and Facebook users, demanding they be placed under the same control.

At least 30 Israelis have received such orders. Many, like Yossi Gurvitz, are outspoken critics of the Israeli government’s policy. Gurvitz says he will be pursuing legal options to get around having to pre-submit all his criticisms to the military censor and get permission before publishing.

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Deliberately confusing criticism of the Israeli government with criticism of the Jewish people is a handy tactic, used by the Israeli government ever since its inception.

This will mean the end of what little freedom of speech Israelis had previously known, and the beginning of even more draconian, Orwellian propaganda by the state, which the Israeli people will be ORDERED to believe, and never dare question.

Feb 05 09:24

As Americans Prep for Super Bowl Sunday, Their Future Is Being Sold to the Corporate Elite

By Claire Bernish

“Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult….” ? George Orwell, 1984

As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just got one step closer to being signed away. This Thursday, in Auckland, New Zealand, representatives of the twelve nations participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership gathered to sign the massive trade deal turned corporate coup, bringing an end to the obligatory 90-day period ostensibly set aside for debate, following the close of five years of negotiations in October...

Feb 05 09:22

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.

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I hereby proclaim the Kingdom of Miketonia! Claire is working on the national anthem! Any ideas for a flag out there?

My first official act will be to declare war on the United States, lose, then ask for reconstruction aid! :)

Feb 05 09:20

Child Rapist And Hillary Clinton Supporter Wants to Change The First Amendment To Protect Her Feelings

“I think it’s important to remember that threats are more than someone saying I’m going to come to your house and I’m going to hurt you,” she said. “Insulting someone’s appearance, insulting someone’s religion, or their race, you know, all of that to me constitutes a threat and I think we can make changes to how we control that dialogue on the internet without threatening our First Amendment rights.”

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech… unless it hurts Lena Dunham’s feelings. And keep in mind, she’s saying this in front of the First Lady of the United States. Who doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.

Feb 05 09:11

Confirmed Mercenaries Pose as FBI in Burns Oregon

Feb 05 09:09

UKRAINE GOVERNMENT IN CHAOS AS DEALS WITH OLIGARCHS, NEO-FASCISTS FRAY

The deal was pretty simple: in exchange for aligning with the Western-backed, post-coup government in Kiev against Russia, the corrupt oligarch class of Ukraine could keep their economic power and the wealth they made looting the country. The arrangement had the value of helping to temporarily secure the government in Kiev from a second coup and providing a funding source for the far-right militias sent to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east. The oligarchs largely went along for fear of losing their positions, or even their lives, as the government in Kiev had come to power through violence and vocal opponents of the new regime began disappearing.

Feb 05 09:04

UK, Sweden reject UN panel ruling in favor of Julian Assange

Britain says it rejects a UN panel ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and insists he will still be extradited to Sweden if arrested in the UK.

“This changes nothing,” a British government spokesman responded to the UN decision, adding that London will formally contest the ruling.

The UK insists that Assange is voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by staying at the Ecuadorian mission in the British capital and Whitehall is “deeply frustrated that this unacceptable situation is still being allowed to continue.”

Feb 05 09:02

Sanders: Clinton Has Entire Establishment Behind Her; Hillary: I Can't Be Establishment Because I'm A Woman

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton engage in a heated argument over their progressive bonafides and who represents the Democratic party establishment. Sanders, asked about his lack of endorsements and said Clinton's large number of party endorsements show she has nearly the entire establishment behind her.

Feb 05 09:01

US military attacked for complicity in Afghan child soldiers after boy's murder

The Taliban’s murder of a 10-year old Afghan boy this week has cast a spotlight on the practice by US allies of turning children into fighters in the war-torn country.

Afghans have hailed the heroism of Wasil Ahmad, whom the Taliban killed in Uruzgan province on Monday for fighting alongside his uncle with a US-backed government militia called the Afghan Local Police.

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Wasil had won acclaim for helping ALP forces break an insurgent siege after his uncle, the unit’s commander, was wounded. He was declare a national hero by the Afghan government, and paraded, wearing an oversized uniform and wielding an AK-47.

Overshadowed in the outpouring of grief is the grim practice of allowing children to take up arms, particularly alongside a quasi-official force created by the US military.

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"Hey, he was a kid, he was expendable!! And the end ALWAYS justifies the means!!" - Official Pentagon Souse.

Feb 05 09:00

Chicago cops retire to dodge punishment, collect 6-figure pensions

Chicago police officers implicated in the wake of a political scandal within the Chicago Police Department, or CPD, have retired, dodging disciplinary action while holding on to pensions worth more than $100,000 a year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Feb 05 08:56

U.S., Russia “Base Wars” In Syria As Turkey Allegedly Prepares For Invasion

By Brandon Turbeville

The chess pieces are continuing to be set by the world’s two superpowers in Syria in steps that are slowly leading to the possibility of a direct military confrontation between them. That is, if the United States and NATO do not abandon their pipe dreams of world hegemony and the destruction of the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

The latest chess pieces being moved around on the board come in the form of air bases now being set up and expanded by both the United States and Russia inside Syrian territory...

Feb 05 08:45

There Is No Freedom Without Truth — Paul Craig Roberts

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat” and the “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. Despite a succession of false flag attacks and warnings of a “thirty years war,” a few thousand lightly armed jihadists were an insufficient replacement for the Soviet Union and its thousands of nuclear ICBMs. It was an uncomfortable notion that the “world’s only superpower” could not dispose of a few terrorists.

So we are back to the Cold War with Russia. The propaganda is fast and furious. “Putin is the new Hitler.” “Russia invaded Ukraine.” Russia is about to invade the Baltics and Poland.” “Putin is a corrupt multi-billionaire.” “Putin is scheming to recreate the Soviet Union.” These accusations become headlines despite US military spending being a dozen or more times higher than Russian military spending and the Russian government expressing no hegemonic aspirations.

Feb 05 08:43

House bill requires women to sign up for draft

Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended by the Marine Corps and Army.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Minn., a retired Navy SEAL, filed the Draft American’s Daughters Act to stoke debate over the military’s historic move to fully integrate female troops into all combat roles. If passed, women from 18-26 years old would for the first time have to join men in registering with the Selective Service program and potentially be forced to fight in future wars.

“If this administration wants to send 18, 20-year-old women into combat, to serve and fight on the front lines, then the American people deserve to have this discussion through their elected representatives,” Hunter said in a released statement.

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If nothing else tells you a major war is coming, these two pieces of legislation, and the timing of their introduction, should.

Why else is Congress thinking about deploying America's next generation of moms into hard combat, which can easily translate into death, or the maiming for life, of the women deployed?!?

Feb 05 08:41

Huge Crane Collapses In New York: 1 Person Killed, More Critically Injured - Live Feed

Emergency responders are on the scene of a reported crane collapse in lower Manhattan. As CBS reports, it happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Worth Street near Church Street in TriBeca. There are reports of people possible trapped in cars. Fire officials said one person is dead and at least two others are hurt. “I just felt it. It felt like a bomb,” one witness said. “This is just crazy, it’s huge - it’s enormous.”

The FDNY says more than 33 units are on the scene with more than 138 firefighters.

The crane appeared to have landed on several parked cars and video from the scene shows mangled metal and debris strewn across the road. Part of the crane could be seen wedged up against a building.

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I witnessed a crane collapse in Los Angeles many years ago, and it is a huge mess when it happens!

Feb 05 08:39

White House wants $10 per barrel fee on oil to fund clean energy

President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel charge on oil to fund clean transportation projects as part of his final budget request next week, the White House said Thursday.

Feb 05 08:37

Swiss bank Julius Baer, facing a criminal charge, has agreed to pay $547 million and cooperate for three years with American authorities to shut down accounts that enabled wealthy Americans to evade taxes

Swiss bank Julius Baer, facing a criminal charge, has agreed to pay $547 million and cooperate for three years with American authorities to shut down accounts that enabled wealthy Americans to evade taxes, authorities announced Thursday.

Feb 05 08:36

People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules

In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution.

"In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment -- the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home," Chief Judge William Traxler wrote in the divided ruling.

Provisions that outlaw these firearms, Traxler wrote, "substantially burden this fundamental right."

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Bravo to Judge Traxler; someone in the US's judiciary "gets it"!!

Feb 05 08:28

WHY IS MY KINDERGARTNER BEING GROOMED FOR THE MILITARY AT SCHOOL?

Military recruitment efforts, whether societal or sponsored directly by the US military, reach children as young as preschool, priming them to think of war and soldiering as cool and exciting, without any discussion of the trauma and death they bring. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

When he got home from Iraq, Hart Viges began sorting through his boyhood toys, looking for some he could pass on to his new baby nephew. He found a stash of G.I. Joes - his old favorites - and the memories came flooding back.

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Please note that these parents were not notified about this impending lesson in advance, and had absolutely no power to ask that their kids be opted-out from this pro-military exercise.

On the other side of the island of Oahu, there is the very formidable Kaneohe Marine Air Station, which every year features a "fun fair" where families are invited, and the atmosphere is one of a carnival.

But one of the most interesting aspects of this is watching young military men, who are great communicators, and great with kids, talking to wide-eyed youngsters about the wonders of the weapons they are seeing, and sometimes, very carefully, climbing over.

Of course, no mention is ever made, during these "teachable moments", of the carnage and annihilation, these instruments of death create.

This is the propaganda of empire, which cares not that our young men and women are killed or maimed for life; just that the wars provide the necessary profits and logistical resource control to allow that financial empire to grow, with absolutely no thought as to what the human sacrifice must happen in order to maintain and enhance corporate profits.

Feb 05 08:27

U.S. Seeks up to $48 Billion in Fines Against VW for Emissions Cheating

It's been nearly four months since the news broke that Volkswagen had been cheating to get around diesel emissions standards, but the scandal is far from over. The federal government has filed suit against the German automaker, and today we learned that the Department of Justice is seeking up to $48 billion in penalties.

Feb 05 08:25

Gunfire reports at boxing event in Dublin

Shots have been fired at a boxing event at a Dublin hotel, according to The Journal. Local authorities say they are responding to a “serious incident.”

Feb 05 08:21

UN panel rules Julian Assange arbitrarily detained, entitled to liberty & compensation

A UN panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been ‘arbitrarily detained’ in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, calling upon the UK and Sweden to end Assange’s deprivation of liberty.

"The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) … considered that Mr. Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” the statement said.

The group concluded that the WikiLeaks founder “is entitled to his freedom of movement and to compensation.”

Feb 05 08:17

NAVY STAGING 2-WEEK LONG ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS ON BASES NATIONWIDE

Starting this week, Sailors and Marines from coast to coast will spend half the month engaged in response training to stop active shooters and potential terrorists in their tracks.

The exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 (SC/CS16), will run through Feb. 12 and will test base police, fire and emergency management on how they respond to threats of active shooters and potential terrorists including role-playing on installation buildings with safe or simulated weapons to get a grip on how a more serious event could take place.

Navy officials cite past instances of attacks on installations stateside as a guide on what to be prepared for.

Last July, a terror attack by a gunman at two Navy installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee left four Marines and one Navy Sailor dead and an additional Marine and police officer wounded.

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I cannot tell you why, but the announcement of these exercises is making me extraordinarily nervous.

To what end are these "exercises" happening, and what is the US government and military expecting to happen, that these exercises are deemed necessary right now?!?

Feb 05 08:13

Anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonne barred from entering Hong Kong

French controversial comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who has been several times convicted for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, was barred from entering in Hong Kong where his two scheduled shows were cancelled. Dieudonne was detained by immigration officials at Hong Kong International Airport shortly after arriving on a flight from Bangkok. The block on Dieudonne's entry came reportedly after high-level diplomatic interventions by Israel and France, who warned that his planned appearances could have led to disorder and even violence if they went ahead ... Israeli consul general in Hong Kong Sagi Karni praised the government for "taking the right measures."

Feb 05 08:11

US tech companies have stashed over $420 billion overseas

It's no secret that the US government wants companies to bring more of their offshore profits back home for the sake of taxes, and it's now exceptionally clear as to why. Bloomberg has sifted through financial filings and discovered that the top eight American tech firms, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, are keeping more than $420 billion overseas -- $69 billion of it added in just the past year. That's over a fifth of the $2.1 trillion held abroad by American companies, and would easily cover a lot of government expenses. A tax on Microsoft's recent profits alone ($29.6 billion) would cover NASA and the Commerce Department for a year; Apple ($23.3 billion) could take care of the Transportation Department and Social Security, and Oracle could foot the bill for the Labor Department.

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Corporations get away with this...because they can.

and in light of the reality that corporations own the United States Government, I seriously doubt that this is going to change anytime soon.

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