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CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 19 07:40

Conservatives Admit That Having Too Many Arms Causes Violence

One of the few hilarious things that has happened in the wake of the violence in and around the shooting of Michael Brown has been the parade of right-wingers declaring that, oh, their stars and garters, the militarization of the police in this country might be a problem. In an editorial in Time magazine this week (motto: "Yes, fer chrissake, we're still a magazine. Stop asking us already"), conservative hero-of-the-moment and a man who always looks like he wants to sell cannabis gummi bears to 3rd graders, Rand Paul, made the case that, gee whizzers, it's a problem that the neighborhood police get up in soldier drag and drive around in vehicles and with weapons that are associated with killing children in Gaza.

Aug 19 07:39

Eyewitness and Autopsy Reports Show Brown Shot Six Times “With His Hands Up, Facing Officer Darren Wilson”.

Michael Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, who was with him during the shooting, said that the confrontation began as a scuffle at the police car window with Officer Darren Wilson still seated inside. Wilson fired his weapon out the window of the vehicle, said Johnson, and the two teenagers took off running down the street.
While Brown was running away from Wilson, Johnson says that his friend was shot once from behind and then turned to face the police officer while raising his arms in the air. According to Johnson, the officer fired several more shots at Mr Brown before he fell to the ground.

Aug 19 07:09

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long?

Aug 19 06:59

Fox expert defends Ferguson cop: Brown was shot in head because ‘bullets go that way’

Fox News contributor Bo Dietl on Monday defended the Ferguson officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown multiple times, saying that the 18 year old was shot in the head because “bullets go that way.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bullets go where you aim them.

Aug 18 12:23

Jay Nixon

The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) issued a report titled "The Modern Militia Movement" on February 20, 2009, informing the Missouri State Highway Patrol of several groups of people who could possibly be linked to domestic militia groups. According to the report, these groups included white Christians, supporters of third-party presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin, as well as opponents of gun control, illegal immigration, abortion, the Federal Reserve System, and the Internal Revenue Service. Following a joint letter from Paul, Barr, and Baldwin condemning the report, Nixon and the MIAC issued an apology concerning the report and stated that it will no longer be displayed on any official state websites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Something to keep in mind as events unfold in Ferguson!

Aug 18 11:41

BEX ALERT - The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to sell the idea that what happened in Ferguson is all about black versus white. It isn't. What is really fueling the rage in the streets is all of the American people, of all colors, fed up with a repressive regime that uses the police to intimidate us all.

Aug 18 11:09

1475 Murders Since Rahm Emanuel Took Office- Rahm Emanuel Is America's Murder Mayor

Hey Jackass has all sorts of data on Chicago's murder rate. Scroll down on the right hand side to see how Rahm Emanuel stacks up against previous Chicago mayors. Just a reminder , the data suggests that Rahm Emanuel's Chicago is more violent than the Capone era and the so called wild west. Dodge City only had 5 murder in its' peak year of murders in of all of 1878!

Aug 18 10:55

USPS responds to complaints about Richmond sorting facility

Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national distribution center in Richmond, there are many online forums dedicated to fuming about the facility.

A Google search for “Richmond USPS sort facility” yields negative comments from around the world about the large processing center at 2501 Rydin Road.

Between December 2011 and today, dozens of complaints about the facility have been logged in a forum on “Disappeared News,” a website claiming to report news you won’t find in the media. A post Friday morning claimed an eBay customer was furious because of an allegedly delayed package.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just before Hurricane season this year I ordered a case of MREs from one of our advertisers. According to the USPS website, it has been sitting at the Richmond facility since July 21st!

Makes you wonder what else the USPS loses? Like that million dollar check from your deceased relative you forgot had you in their will?

Aug 16 10:59

Welcome to Police State America: The US Has Descended Into An Undeclared State of Martial Law

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2013, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway are tied for first.

Secretly disappearing people under the NDAA, executing three American citizens with drones, and unbridled, Fourth Amendment violating spy activities will put a country on par with Romania with regard to civil liberties.

Aug 16 09:37

Gaza, Ukraine: The War Drums are Sounding the Alarm

As a writer of articles reporting news events of the world, I often seek to expose the concealed truth beneath the layers of a monolithic state sponsored propaganda machine called mainstream media that simply spreads the lies our leaders tell. And as perilously out of control the earth appears to be spinning this year, no events or developments cut to the core of what it means to be human than responding to what has been taking place this summer in Gaza.

2014 may go down in history as the year that the West initiated the Second Cold War on its way to initiating the Third World War. Spearheaded by arrogant American Empire power lusting desperately for global hegemonic control, this year the US rush to war is backed by its usual suspects, Europe-NATO-British Commonwealth, and its usual Middle East partners-in-crime Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have in Gaza, and Eastern Ukraine,are war crimes against helpless citizens, women and children, who are killed by both the IDF and Poroschenko's troops with impunity.

But the war against the world's citizens doesn't end there.

We are witnessing some shocking repression right here in the United States, as the police become more militarized, courtesy of their Israeli trainers, and feel that throwing tear gas cannisters at peaceful protestors; spraying them with pepper spray; and shooting them with rubber bullets, are all standard practices against peaceful protest.

There is a law in physics that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; so too with poliical and physical repression.

Ask the people whooverthrew the reign of Batista in Cuba; the people overthrew the Shah of Iran; and the Romanian people overthrew Ceausescu.

And please remember: all wars are banker's wars, because banks profit from all sides, at usurious interest rates, and countries may need decades to pay back all the capital, plus the interest on the loans they take in order to wage wars.

But the biggest war crime of them all is starting a war that has no basis whatsoever in terms of national defense, which is what the US government is getting ready to do.

It is about saving the currency, when ultimately all the blood and money spent is to fatten the coffers of private corporations. It is not about freedom; it is not about protecting our rights; war is a method to insure the supremacy of the US dollar in international trade, period, end of discussion.

Aug 16 09:09

The Real Issue Behind the Ferguson, Missouri Police Response: Protest Is Treated As Terrorism In America Today

Washington Post writer Radley Balko is the leading expert on militarization of police in America. Balko has testified to Congress and written books on the subject.

Balko said today that the real issue behind the Ferguson, Missouri police response wasn’t the militarized police response – or the minor incidences of looting, rock-throwing and possibly Molotov cocktails by a handful of protesters – but a crackdown by government on all protest:

What we’re seeing in Ferguson, this is not a local issue, really. I mean, this is something that’s been driven by national policies, by policies that Congress has approved of and has oversight of, and could end tomorrow, if they wanted to.

Aug 16 08:30

7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Lucky for Barron — and President Obama — International Law scholar Kevin Jon Heller, never having seen that 7 page memo, raised some things Barron hadn’t considered. Which led Barron to write a still totally laughable but nevertheless less ridiculous 41-page memo 5 months later, which Barron’s friends insist is not-so-bad if you want to rationalize drone killing an American with no due process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Due process lies at the heart and soul of the American judicial process.

But if Obama can rationalize this extrajudicial assassination, what is to keep Obama from performing extrajudicial assassinations against Americans right here at home?

And terrifyingly, the short answer is, not much.

I am a Christian pacifist who never advocates violence, but am reasonably adept at throwing a great deal of logic at various administrations with which I have been morally at odds (and that includes MOST of them, recently).

In a country where the military/industrial complex and security/industrial complex constantly screams for war as the only solution to America's problems, will I be branded as someone who speaks a litany of "inconvenient truths" to the point where, under the language of the NDAA, I can be involuntarily confined INDEFINITELY, with no due process?!?

Unfortunately, right now in this country, the short answer to this is, absolutely.

People with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country before it is absolutely too late, and no one is allowed to leave, and the silicon curtain falls.

Aug 16 08:05

Russia Sanctions Blowback: EU Takes The Hit For USA

Russia Sanctions Blowback: Finland’s Largest Dairy Lays Off 800, Spain Seeks EU Aid, Poland Complains To WTO

Aug 16 08:03

RT George Galloway - discussion about ISIS

Aug 15 12:54

Robbery or Dispute? Purportedly Video Showing Mike Brown in Store - Ferguson police release convenience store surveillance video

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even in the stills, it looks like a dispute to me, not a robbery.

Aug 15 10:05

Spanish public debt tops one trillion euros

Spain’s public debt has topped one trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) for the first time, the central bank announced Thursday, despite years of government-imposed austerity.

The nation’s accumulated public debt mushroomed to 1.007 trillion euros at the end of June from 996 billion euros a month earlier, the Bank of Spain said in a report.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government has struggled to contain annual deficits by raising taxes, freezing public salaries and curbing spending on services such as education and health care despite angry street protests.

Though the annual deficits are on the decline, they continue to push up the sovereign debt of the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy. The public debt figure includes the cost of a 41-billion-euro banking rescue in 2012 financed by Spain’s eurozone partners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with such a Ponzie scheme is that it cannot remain stable forever, and there will be a hard and fast point when their economy (and ours) will collapse.

Aug 15 09:33

Ferguson Calm But NYPD Issues Level 2 Mobilization, Mass Arrests, Choppers - Live Feed

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pictures say it all here.

The country I thought I lived in is now no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; it is the home of the caged, cowed, trod upon, and viciously treated by alleged representatives of law enforcement.

Welcome to Amerika, folks; George Orwell just blinked and missed slightly on the timing of his novel, "1984".

Aug 15 09:28

Pentagon Hands Lucrative Guantanamo Bay Deal to Notorious Private Security Company g4s

A British private security company that has been accused of numerous human rights violations has been handed a $118 million deal by the Pentagon to provide "operating support services" for the Guantanamo Bay naval base that houses the U.S. military's notorious prison.

The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that G4S has been granted the contract to provide services that include "family housing, facility management, facility investment, other (swimming pools), custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds maintenance and landscaping, base support vehicles and equipment, electrical, wastewater, water, and limited facilities support functions." The statement did not mention any duties relating to the Guantanamo Bay prison, which currently holds 149 men without charge or trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, we HAD to contract these services out to a firm which embraces human rights violations; otherwise, the contract just wouldn't have worked out!! (Official DOD Souse)

But seriously, this company's penchant for violently handling prisoners is well-documented. As reported at huffingtonpost.com on 29 April, 2014:

More than 100 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass hunger strike last week against Israel's policy of administrative detention, a draconian practice whereby Palestinians are detained on "secret evidence" and without being charged. According to Randa Kamel, an advocacy officer for Addameer, a group that monitors Israel's arrests and imprisonment of Palestinians, many of these hunger strikers are being held in prisons using surveillance and security equipment provided by the controversial British security firm G4S. Earlier this month, Palestinian human rights organizations launched a campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from G4S, which they say is "at the heart of [Israel's prison] system, installing and running security systems at Israeli jails." Across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, G4S also provides security services at many Israeli military checkpoints that control Palestinian movement. The petition is being spearheaded by Addameer and the Palestine Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee. It was also endorsed by an additional 121 Palestinian and international organizations. The Gates Foundation is a global development organization that works in the areas of global health, global development, and betterment in the United States. Despite its public record as a force for global betterment, the Gates Foundation solicited widespread criticism when it purchased $172 million in G4S shares.

Aug 15 09:25

Ferguson police: Michael Brown was robbery suspect

Michael Brown, the black teenager shot by police on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, was a suspect in a robbery just moments earlier, police have said.

Police say Mr Brown, 18, was one of two men suspected of robbing a nearby convenience store.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assuming these photos are not after-the-fact stagings, at best they show an altercation between two people, not a robbery.

Missouri is a "shall issue" state for carry permits. Why didn't the store owner have a weapon and use it to defend his store with, if he was actually being robbed?

According to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Michael Brown had no criminal record at all, and he was a week away from starting college. That does not fit the profile of a convenience store holdup man.

But ...

Even if Michael Brown was a suspect, THE POLICE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EMPTY THEIR GUNS INTO SOMEONE JUST FOR BEING A SUSPECT!

Why didn't the officer use his taser?

More to the point, why didn't the officer call in the shooting on his police car radio? The recording of the St. Louis dispatch radio calls confirm that they only learned of the shooting from the news media. St. Louis dispatch called the Ferguson police station and they had not heard anything at all. The fact that the officer failed to immediately report the shooting is not consistent with the officer thinking his shooting of a suspect was justified.

The corporate media is still trying to spin this as a white versus black issue, to divide us against each other. But this is an issue of We The People, OF ALL COLORS, fed up with a domestic police force armed with military weapons and trained by the Israelis to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians.

Since 9-11, the domestic police in the US have murdered 8 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists have, and we are supposed to quietly accept that?

I don't think so!

Aug 15 09:08

Michael Brown had no criminal background

An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

According to police, Brown pushed an officer into his car. Then, both struggled and at some point, Brown reached for the officer's weapon before a shot inside of the car followed by a number of other shots. Brown was not armed.

Aug 14 13:32

Holder dispatches team that 'inflamed' Trayvon case

Responding to news that the Justice Department has dispatched its Community Relations Service to the scene of racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the head of the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch says it’s time for a civil rights investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency.

“Eric Holder’s Justice Department is unfortunately not to be trusted on racial matters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an interview with WND.

Under Holder’s leadership, he said, the department “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics.”

“The idea that this Justice Department could be trusted to mediate is highly suspect,” he said.

Aug 14 09:48

U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips On How to Handle Tear Gas to Help Residents of Ferguson, Missouri

As you may have heard, police and Swat teams in Ferguson, Missouri have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, and outlawed peaceful assembly.

Police are also using stun grenades and ear-damaging military sound cannons against peaceful protesters.

Reporters are among those shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas, assaulted and arrested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the police had allowed Saturday's peaceful march to end without incident, this would all be over. But everything the Ferguson police do seems intended to provoke further outrage and anger.

Aug 14 09:46

Did Robin Williams Die Of Autoerotic Asphyxiation?

While the mainstream media continues to report that Robin Williams committed suicide, the truth is a very different story. New evidence shows that the beloved actor may have died in an autoerotic asphyxiation accident.

Wikipedia defines autoerotic asphyxiation as “the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal,” and up to 1000 people die doing it every year.

If Robin Williams had been found dead in the midst of a sexual act, it would have tarnished his legacy as a family-friendly American icon. This would have a devastating impact on his estate, giving his ample motive to make his death look like a suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So I am not the only person who has come to this conclusion.

Aug 14 08:09

Ferguson: Journalists Ryan J Reilly, Wesley Lowery arrested as ‘warrior-cops’ stalk streets

SWAT teams armed to the teeth with guns trained on crowds. It seems like a scene from an action movie, but it's happening on the streets of the world’s wealthiest democracy.

This morning, Huffington Post reporter Ryan J Reilly and Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery live tweeted their arrest from a McDonald’s in Ferguson, St Louis.

Aug 14 08:05

State Senator To Ferguson Police: 'Will I Get Tear-Gassed Again?'

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal confronted Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson during a press conference Wednesday, asking why she was tear-gassed during a nonviolent protest.

Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she had been tear-gassed while peacefully protesting the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager shot to death by a police officer on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to frame this confrontation as a racial issue, and even try to use it to call for more gun control. But it isn't. This is about people OF ALL COLORS tired of oppressive police brutality at the hands of a government that sees such brutality and control as preferential to working with the people as the Constitution demands.

The police drew first blood. They have been drawing first blood for years now with an epidemic of wrongful shootings of innocent people, SWAT team invasions aty wrong addresses, brutalization of women and children, shooting of pets, and so forth. Since 9-11 the domestic police forces of the United States have murdered 8 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists have!

The claim that this is all about race is a false-dichotomy to conceal the fact that the real issue is We The People OF ALL COLORS demanding our Constitutional rights back, first and foremost that we not be gunned down in cold blood by some uniformed thug driven psychotic by anti-depressants and then protected from prosecution by the system!

Aug 13 12:46

Airport police officer arrested for child rape, incest

A Spokane International Airport police officer has been arrested for first degree rape of a child and incest.

Jesus Richard Guerrero, 49, was taken into custody Monday evening and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

On Monday, a woman reported to Spokane police that several minor family members had told her they had been raped by Guerrero, an airport police officer. Police contacted the mother of the children, who advised she had looked at one of her daughter's social media and the girl, who has a significant learning disability and functions well below her age, had told another person that she had just been raped.

When the mother of the girl confronted her daughter about what she had written, her other daughter was presented and she broke down crying and said that she had been raped as well.

Aug 12 11:51

An Even Worse Constitutional Scandal Than Iran-Contra and Watergate

The stark admission by the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) Inspector General that the agency had broken into a classified computer network used by its overseers at the Senate Intelligence Committee violates the core principle of separation of powers of governmental branches enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Along with the CIA’s illegal rendition, detention, and torture of suspected terrorists and the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) secret monitoring of Americans’ phone traffic, it shows that US spy agencies are in danger of going rogue and need to be severely disciplined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A noble thought, but unlikely to happen, because the CIA has something embarrassing on EVERYONE in high position in Washington.

Aug 12 11:34

Robin Williams found hanged with a belt, cops say

Investigators in California said today Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his bedroom, fully clothed, slightly suspended in a seated position with a belt around his neck, with one end wedged between a closet door frame.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Marin police have just held a press conference in which they report Williams was found "slightly" suspended by a belt around the neck above the floor in a seated position. This is not a typical position for a suicide, but is a method used for a practice called sexual or autoerotic asphyxia, in which the neck is constricted to enhance sexual feelings. It is also very dangerous. Accidental death can occur quickly as was seen in the case of David Carradine.

This is looking like a tragic autoerotic accident being presented as an intentional suicide to save the family embarrassment (and the profitability of re-runs of Williams' movies).

This should serve as a reminder to those looking for that little extra thrill that these practices can go horribly wrong, especially when done alone.

Aug 12 11:05

CO Republican: Fracking is okay, it’s natural for water to burn. ‘Indians’ used it for warmth.

A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing — commonly known as “fracking” — by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon. In fact, he said, the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

According to Right Wing Watch, state Sen. Randy Baumgardner (R) was speaking to former Navy chaplain turned conservative activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

Klingenschmitt recorded the interview for his daily “Pray in Jesus’ Name” show. He asked the Republican what he thought of the government trying to “pick and choose” and prioritize some forms of energy over others.

“I’ve been doing a lot of the fracking seminars,” said Baumgardner, “and if people haven’t been, then they really don’t understand it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Reince Priebus, Chair of the National Republican Party: you really, really need to have a seminar for members of your party, who appear to have been purchased by various energy companies, about not saying something profoundly idiotic when in public.

It is painfully obvious that the fracking seminars which Baumgardner has attended have been the ones sponsored by the energy companies which have either bought this man's loyalty, through either contributions, or shares of stock in their companies.

Aug 12 10:37

Current Events & Alternative Thinking With Michael Rivero

Michael Rivero launched whatreallyhappened.com, initially called Rancho Runamukka, in 1993 after the Vince Foster murder. Michael Rivero currently airs his talk-radio show from the Genesis Communications Network, M-F from 3PM to 6PM Central US time. He was also a guest on H2’s “America’s Book of Secrets” this year.

Aug 12 10:23

The Ghost of Mike Brown

Brown’s prosecutors in the court of public opinion will nonetheless demand he defend himself against these charges because he was a black teenager. His killer will remain presumed innocent. But for Mike Brown, there was a collective presumption of his guilt by the Ferguson police ... and that of the Ferguson citizens who gathered to air their grievances about the shooting long before any rioting started – and the timing of this is important. As a St Louis community activist who talked to me on Monday put it, he knew something was amiss when the police stationed K-9 units at the protest at 9am protest on Sunday.

“I have never seen police dogs barking at us at a peaceful march before,” he said.

Aug 12 10:09

The De-industrialization of America

Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free Trade.” The article pointed out that the US had entered a new economic era in which American workers face “direct global competition at almost every job level–from the machinist to the software engineer to the Wall Street analyst. Any worker whose job does not require daily face-to-face interaction is now in jeopardy of being replaced by a lower-paid equally skilled worker thousands of miles away. American jobs are being lost not to competition from foreign companies, but to multinational corporations that are cutting costs by shifting operations to low-wage countries.” Roberts and Schumer challenged the correctness of economists’ views that jobs off-shoring was merely the operation of mutually beneficial free trade, about which no concerns were warranted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The continuous offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs is no accident.

And that is because the government no longer represents We the People, but only the corporations which fund their election cycles.

Americans have become irrelevant and and expendable to the ruling class, save for paying taxes, and obeying whatever dictates they decree with sheep-like, slavish precision.

No matter who we vote for or how frequently we participate in the process, the fix is already in; corporations get the governments they want which will be exclusively supportive of their interests, no matter if those interests are in direct contradiction to the needs and desires of working Americans.

Aug 12 08:04

Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border

Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the United States and has sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.

Aug 12 08:03

Reports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels

The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports.

Citing an unnamed CIA source, a Washington Times article theorizes that U.S. officials were actively aiding organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel with guns and immunity in an effort to stymie Los Zetas. That’s because, according to the piece, the powerful and brutal criminal Zetas syndicate has the potential to overthrow the government of Mexico — and might be planning to do so.

Aug 11 12:42

Hundreds Chant 'Kill The Police' After Police Shoot and Kill Black Teen

On August 9, police in "a predominantly black" St. Louis, Missouri, suburb shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Following the shooting "hundreds of angry residents...[came] out their apartments" shouting "kill the police."

According to the AP, a St. Louis County Police Department spokesman said "a Ferguson officer shot the man," but he "[did not] give a reason for the shooting." The residents confronted police "for several hours" thereafter.

Following the shooting, Brown's father--Louis Head--held a sign which said, "Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son!"

Aug 11 09:23

Ferguson riots: Clashes, looting in Missouri following vigil for teen shot dead by police

A day of protests and vigils Sunday over the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was killed following an altercation with a Ferguson police officer, turned violent overnight with reports of riots and looting.

#FergusonShooting: Outrage as Missouri police shoot and kill ‘unarmed’ black teen

A gathering of mourners at the shooting site Sunday night for Brown, 18, who was to begin his first day in college today, quickly turned violent as people struggled to understand how police could shoot an unarmed teenager in broad daylight.

"We are currently experiencing a riot," a Ferguson police dispatcher said.

Aug 10 08:31

Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning

Only idiots would trust Britain to interpret these black boxes to determine what and who brought down that plane. But, fortunately, the physical evidence lying on the ground at the site in Ukraine was photographed very quickly by locals there and uploaded to the Internet sometimes before any fighters and any governments were able to tamper with anything; and there happened to be one modest-looking item found at the site that tells a remarkably complete and entirely credible and convincing account of how this plane came down.

It tells that the Ukrainian Government itself did this airliner-downing, with bullets, not with shrapnel. You’ll see the evidence laid out before you here; you won’t need to rely upon the British Government to tell you how this event happened. The evidence will tell you that.

Aug 09 18:01

Malaysia wants the ‘missing’ Ukrainian ATC tapes

UKRAINE has denied that its State Security Service (SBU) had seized the air-to-ground transmission tapes between its air traffic controllers and Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on the day the jetliner was shot down.

Its ambassador to Malaysia Ihor Humennyi, in an exclusive interview with the New Straits Times, said that reports alleging that the SBU had seized the recordings had not been independently verified or confirmed by Kiev.

“There is no proof or any evidence that the tapes were confiscated by the SBU.

“I only read this in the newspapers.”

Almost immediately after the shootdown, several news agencies, including the British Broadcasting Corporation, carried reports saying that Ukraine’s SBU security service had confiscated recordings of conversations between Ukrainian air traffic control officers and the crew of the doomed airliner.

Aug 08 11:24

FLASHBACK - The Tytler Cycle Revisited

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage

Aug 07 15:05

HHS on the hunt for HealthCare.gov emails Issa wants

A senior health department official under Republican scrutiny for the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov likely deleted some emails now sought by congressional investigators, msnbc has learned.

The Department of Health and Human Services planned on Thursday to alert Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, which is charged with enforcing federal record keeping laws, about the problem, according to a copy of a letter being sent to Archives.

There is no evidence that Marilyn Tavenner, an Obama appointee who leads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, intentionally hid information or deleted records; rather, the gaps appear to be the result of sloppy record keeping. But Republicans have attempted to turn missing emails into a political scandal before, as they did with Lois Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of a separate controversy over alleged targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.

Aug 06 17:40

Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

It seems to me that the best way to gauge the effect legalization has had on the roadways is to look at what has happened on the roads since legalization took effect. Here’s a month-by-month comparison of highway fatalities in Colorado through the first seven months of this year and last year. For a more thorough comparison, I’ve also included the highest fatality figures for each month since 2002, the lowest for each month since 2002 and the average for each month since 2002.

Aug 06 13:18

Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship

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Because being an illegal immigrant is a better deal!

Aug 06 09:50

You’ll Be One of the ‘Things’ in the ‘Internet of Things’

And how secure are these devices that make you part of the Internet of Things? You don’t need to break a code; you don’t need to capture a server. “Hardcore hackers wouldn’t even bother with it,” said one of the hackers. “They’d find access too easy.” Read…. Google Glass Hacked, Can Record Everything You Stare At?

The “Internet of Things” is the next Big Thing. A universe of devices connected to data centers: your fridge, toaster, alarm clock, garage-door opener, pickup truck, self-driving car, thermostat, “intelligent toilet” (I had to learn how to use them in Japan), and other doodads.

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I don't know about you, but all this potential data gathering makes me more than a little edgy.

Aug 05 08:59

We’re All Criminals and Outlaws in the Eyes of the American Police State

As with most things, if you want to know the real motives behind any government program, follow the money trail. When you dig down far enough, you quickly find that those who profit from Americans being arrested are none other than the police who arrest them, the courts which try them, the prisons which incarcerate them, and the corporations, which manufacture the weapons and equipment used by police, build and run the prisons, and profit from the cheap prison labor.

Talk about a financial incentive.

First, there’s the whole make-work scheme. In the absence of crime, in order to keep the police and their related agencies employed, occupied, and utilizing the many militarized “toys” passed along by the Department of Homeland Security, one must invent new crimes—overcriminalization—and new criminals to be spied on, targeted, tracked, raided, arrested, prosecuted and jailed. Enter the police state.

Aug 05 08:53

The United States' Farm-Grown Terrorism

Let's talk about America's farm-grown terrorism epidemic.

Back on September 11th, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Since 9/11, our government has spent over $7.6 trillion on military and homeland security operations in response to the deaths of those roughly 3,000 souls.

Now, compare that to the fact that each year, 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections, and another 2 million get sick.

That's the equivalent of nearly eight 9/11's per year. But our government isn't doing a thing about it.

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OF COURSE, the US government does nothing about this because Big Agriculture and Big Pharmaceutical are two industries which lavish campaign contributions on Congressional representatives, and know precisely what kind of legislation (or the lack thereof) will buy them.

In the 21st century, the US has a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and definitely FOR THE CORPORATIONS.

Individual voters are irrelevant and expendable, because by the time they are elected, Congressional Representatives have been thoroughly vetted in terms of what they will deliver to the companies which have supported them in the election cycles.

Aug 05 08:37

Man arrested after 'hoax bomb threat' on Qatar Airways flight triggers full emergency and RAF scrambles Typhoon to escort plane into Manchester Airport

A suspected hoax bomber was arrested at Manchester Airport today after an RAF fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a flight from Qatar.

Concerns were raised about Qatar Airways flight QR23, which was flying to Britain from Doha, and a Typhoon jet was sent from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to accompany the plane into land.

The Airbus A330 plane was surrounded by armed police officers and fire engines after it touched down and a passenger was escorted from the plane.

Police have confirmed the man pulled from the flight has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat.

Aug 05 06:26

Live updates: Plane escorted into Manchester Airport by air force because of 'possible device on board'

He said: "In situations like these, the plan is always to get the aircraft down at the nearest available landing site. It could be that a threat could have been phoned in and passed on to the captain. It could be that someone on board has spotted something.

"In any event, no one wants to take any chances."

An RAF spokesman said later that the plane had landed safely and the incident was being handled by civilian authorities.

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Starting to look like a false-alarm.

Aug 05 06:03

Passenger plane escorted to Manchester airport over 'possible device' on board

A passenger plane has landed at Manchester Airport in England after being escorted by the Royal Air Force, Manchester police confirm to Fox News.

“An incoming plane has been escorted into the airport by the Royal Air Force as a result of information received by the pilot about a possible device on board,” Police Chief Superintendent John O'Hare said.

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"We don't know how genuine this threat is but it is absolutely vital we deal with the situation as a full emergency,” he added.

There are currently no takeoffs or landings at the airport, according to Sky News. Officers are responding to the scene.

Aug 04 11:17

James Brady dead, former White House press secretary was 73

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at age 73, his family said Monday.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim ‘Bear’ Brady has passed away after a series of health issues,” his family said in a statement, NBC News reported.

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The gun-grabbers especially are weeping today.

Aug 04 07:36

NATO exerting pressure, not interested in MH17 investigation – Russia’s mission

Without waiting for MH17 crash investigators’ conclusions, NATO chief is eager to blame anti-Kiev forces, thus “exerting pressure” on the international team while providing no evidence to back the claims, Russia’s mission to NATO said.

The Russian mission to NATO has said that the bloc's Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen “decided not to wait until the end of #MH17 investigation” to blame the anti-Kiev forces for shooting down the plane, referring to Rasmussen's comments in Sunday's interview with the French Midi Libre.

Aug 02 09:20

Video of CA guards dousing mentally ill inmates with pepper spray prompts rule change

California on Friday announced court-ordered policy changes aimed at curbing the use of force against thousands of mentally ill inmates after video footage showed prisoners screaming as guards doused them in pepper spray.

The changes follow on from an April ruling by U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton in a long-running case brought by aggrieved prisoners.

Karlton found that the California prison system’s use of force policies had violated the constitutional rights of mentally ill inmates.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, that mentally ill patients in a prison could get hit with chemicals which can cause respiratory arrest and even death.

Aug 02 09:02

Report finds government agents ‘directly involved’ in many U.S. terror plots

A new report has revealed a disturbing set of tactics used in the pursuit of domestic terrorism in the USA. Among the findings was the fact that the FBI directly and repeatedly involves itself in planning a large percentage of foiled terror plots — often by convincing impressionable or mentally disabled people to join FBI plots, then arresting them.

Human Rights Watch published the 214-page report, titled “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions.” It documents a number of cases which the group describes as being marred by overly-aggressive prosecution, entrapment, and draconian treatment of prisoners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to 21st century Amerika, where an alleged law enforcement agency is complicit in creating crimes and criminals!

Every FBI agent doing this should be being tried, convicted, and jailed for breaking the law. But that will happen in the US when pigs fly, because breaking the law is what the Federal government does with impunity.

So unfortunately, in this country, in this century, the most terrifying words one can hear are these: "I am from the government, and I am here to help you!"

Aug 01 12:58

Is it Ebola or is it psychological warfare?

Ebola is a propaganda operation.

Choices are being made: what to emphasize, what to ignore, what to use in order to invoke fear.

Producing fear, one way or another, is a standard element in exerting top-down control over the population.

When people are afraid, they’re compliant, they’re obedient to authority.

And that’s the agenda.

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This is where decades of constant lies to the American people will come back to haunt Washington DC. This may be a real crisis, but already the public is wondering if this isn't just another in a long series of dirty tricks to scare us into obedience. They are wondering if Ebola is a synthetic disease, part of the depopulation agenda set forth in Henry Kissenger's National Security Study memorandum 200 and promoted by money-junkies afraid of all the "useless eaters." Certainly Obama's continued flood of illegal immigrants carrying contagious diseases into this nation has many people wondering if there is a deliberate plan to create a medical crisis to declare a national emergency (as has already happened in African nations) and bring about martial law.

Aug 01 07:16

FLASHBACK - DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER RETURNS TO A&E

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Back in 2007, Duane "The Dog" Chapman, aka A&E's "Bounty Hunter", had a phone conversation with his son Tucker regarding Tucker's choice of girlfriend. Unbeknownst to Duane, Tucker was recording the phone call, and afterwards sold it to the National Enquirer. Because Duane said the word "Nigger" in the conversation, a huge scandal erupted which caused the suspension of the TV show for a time. I taped this interview during the Hawaii press conference when his show returned to the air.

I bring this up because right now the US corporate media is making a huge deal over the fact that they have found the son of one HAMAS leader who, in exchange for his moment in the media spotlight (and who knows what financial compensation), is willing to say all kinds of bad things about HAMAS useful for the propaganda campaign to justify Israel's slaughter of the Palestinians.

The thing we should all keep in mind is that many families have a member who is disaffected. And out of anger or greed, these family members will often say things just to get revenge (or be paid).

Jul 31 11:26

OSCE monitor on MH17 disaster

'I don't think there's ever been a crash like this,' says Michael Bociurkiw. 'And it's just something that will always stay with us.'

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At 6:30 in this interview, more comments about seeing bullet holes in the wreckage of flight 17.

Jul 31 07:26

MH17 – Sacrificed Airliner

Will the Empire allow the investigation to follow its course? The Western propaganda machine is in full gear. The twisting of facts, obscuring of evidence, and maneuvering public opinion all over the world: all this is being done with determination and routinely applied precision.

So much is at stake! Increasing cooperation between Russia, Latin America and China could mean the end of Western neo-colonial control of the world. The creation of alternatives to the World Bank can free billions of human beings from market feudalism and its slavery. Powerful news organizations broadcasting from Russia (RT), Venezuela (TeleSur) and Iran (Press TV) are consistently breaking the depressing and nihilistic monopoly of Western propaganda and control of people’s brains all over the world.

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Jul 30 09:36

Situation atrocious’: Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

The Russian Red Cross is not alone in its efforts. Russian Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova has been trying to achieve the same goal.

"We have made requests to the Ukrainian authorities, OSCE representatives who are present there, and to the Red Cross,” Pamfilova told RT. “We ask all warring parties to grant us a humanitarian corridor to rescue children with severe illnesses. In order to leave the shelling zone, they need special transport and specialist medical help.”

Residential areas have come under fire in the east of Ukraine as Kiev’s forces continue their military operation there. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces have been blaming each other for the civilian casualties.

The town of Gorlovka in the Donetsk Region has for the last several days witnessed massive shelling. Twenty-seven civilians, including 4 children, were killed in the region July 27-29, the city council said.

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Please remember: Poroschenko is enabled and backed by the US/EU/NATO/and the UCB.

He has apparently given his blessing to the firing on refugees, and children.

What monster does this?!?

Jul 29 15:30

Website of James Perloff, today's radio show guest.

Thomas Jefferson said:

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world.

(Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807)

Jul 29 13:05

Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

Control of Detroit’s massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor’s office.

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If he has any sense, the Major will leave the water running.

Jul 29 11:58

BREAKING: Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in 'American Sniper' lawsuit

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man, whom he later identified as Ventura, after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few."

Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.

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Go Jesse! :)

Jul 29 11:32

Folks Out There Have a “Distaste of Western Civilization and Cultural Values”

The Times then goes on to blame terrorism on “religious fanaticism…the anger among those left behind by globalization,” and the “distaste of Western civilization and cultural values” among the global dispossessed. The blinders and self-deception in such a statement are truly mind-boggling. As if corporate globalization, pushed by the U.S. government and its closest allies, with the help of the World Trade Organization, World Bank and IMF, had not unleashed a tremendous immiseration process on the Third World, with budget cuts and import devastation of artisans and small farmers. Many of these hundreds of millions of losers are quite aware of the role of the United States in this process. It is the U.S. public who by and large have been kept in the dark.

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Present company excepted, of course.

Jul 29 10:24

Exposed - U.S. Diplomat Behind Artillery Satellite Images was Involved in the Toppling of Yanukovich

It turns out that the man the U.S. State Department chose to handle the the latest phase of Russia demonization played an integral role in the toppling of the Ukrainian government.

Geoffrey Pyatt was the man on the other end of the now infamous leaked Victoria Nuland call. That was the call in which the U.S. State Department got caught red handed discussing who they were going to install in the Ukrainian government after the fall of Yanukovich. If you haven't listened to that call, you should. It was very revealing.

Oh, by the way, you probably heard of this audio clip back when it was first released. The main stream media put all attention on the fact that Victoria Nuland said "Fuck the E.U." Apparently these "journalists" consider her potty mouth to be more important than the fact that the U.S. State Department was caught red handed installing a puppet government.

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I now fully expect the Federal Government to lie to me about everything they are doing, and at every serpentine turn in the application of both domestic and foreign policies which only benefit large corporations, and no longer We the People.

This isn't hyperbole; it is just an ongoing reality.

Jul 28 11:17

Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery Into Ukraine

Should We Believe a Known Liar?

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is an known liar:

One of the nation’s top military and constitutional law experts – Professor Jonathan Turley – writes:

National Intelligence Director James Clapper appeared before Congress and lied about the program. He later said that he gave the least untruthful statement he could think of. But it was nevertheless untrue and potentially a crime for which he could be prosecuted.

And a huge majority of Americans agree that Clapper should be prosecuted for perjury.

Should we believe a known liar?

Clapper now claims that satellite photos show that Russia fired artillery into Ukraine.

The Pentagon and State Department first accused Russian artillery of firing directly into Ukraine on Thursday. The charges were repeated Friday, although no evidence was offered.

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Nothing anyone says in the Federal government can be considered as the truth, and Clapper is no exception to this reality.

In fact, were President Obama to knock on our door here on Oahu, and tell me that the sun was shining, I would be morally obligated to walk out the door and look for myself.

Jul 28 11:00

StingRay: US Police have Used Fake Mobile Base Stations to Spy on Citizens

A civil liberties group has discovered emails showing that the US government has concealed police use of fake mobile base stations which can spy on citizens without requiring search warrants since at least 2009.

Emails obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show that federal law enforcement officials insisted police in Sacramento, Florida conceal their use of the devices, known as "StingRay", in order to prevent criminals from learning how to get around them.

Sgt. Ken Castro of the Sarasota Police Department sent emails to members of the North Port Police Department in April 2009, informing them that the US Marshals Service requested that police not disclose StingRay in court depositions, but instead refer to it as "information from a confidential source regarding the location of the suspect".

The North Port Police Department implemented the new rules and continues to avoid mentioning StingRay, according to the emails.

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Surveillance is not about keeping the average citizen safe; it is about wielding out-of-control power by the police, state and federal agencies.

Jul 28 10:34

Appearances are Lies in Manifestation.

Maybe they know things the rest of us don't know, about Fukushima, or things that haven't even been subjects of commentary and discussion. Maybe there's something going on with alien infiltration or, well, I couldn't begin to speculate. Maybe the bean counters have crunched the numbers and... no matter what... it always comes up the same and the only sane course that they see, given that they are completely insane, is to wipe out a significant portion of the world, keeping a certain percentage of the underclass around to see to their needs. For all I know, that's what all those kids across the border is really about.

Jul 28 08:28

A USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

On July 18 the U.S. Department of Labor sued the USPS, claiming the Postal Service retaliated against Purviance, a maintenance worker with 35 years experience on the job who had the nerve to call 911 after his superior dismissed Purviance’s concerns about what he feared was a carbon monoxide leak on the premises. The Labor Department says the alleged retaliation violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which permits employees to contact the authorities when they feel their working conditions are unsafe.

According to the suit, Purviance’s superiors didn’t appreciate his wish to put safety first:

Jul 27 16:33

Do you live in fear?

Jul 27 12:08

EID AL-FITRE MUBARAK

To all of my Muslim

readers, Family and

Friends..

Eid al-Fitre Mubarak!

Jul 25 14:43

Ukrainian Air Defense Exercises Might be Behind Malaysian Aircraft Crash – Source

A system mix up during a Ukrainian air defense units’ rocket launch exercise could be the cause of the Malaysia Airlines crash in southeast Ukraine, a source from one of the Ukrainian defense departments told RIA Novosti.

“On July 17 the commanding officer of 156th Anti-Aircraft Regiment was instructed to conduct a training exercise of ground troops stationed near Donetsk, which involved deploying the troops, and carrying out a routine tracking and destroying of targets with the Buk-M1 missile,” the source said.

The source added that the actual launch of the rockets was not intended.

Jul 25 12:23

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag

Until this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

In this report, we will lay out the facts based on a wide breadth of available information and data surrounding MH17. We will also present and give critique to Washington and Kiev’s “mountain of evidence” that has saturated US and European-based media coverage since the incident took place. 21WIRE has compiled this report with the help of many contributors and references from English-speaking media, as well as material translated from Russian and Ukrainian media sources, along with other historical references to provide context. Our objective is to get as close to the truth as possible. Although many revelations will appear to be self-evident, we still encourage the public to draw their own conclusions regarding this pivotal event.

Jul 25 10:14

POLL - 63.8% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track

Jul 24 08:16

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashes with 5 Canadians on board

Burkina Faso's transport minister says five Canadians were among those onboard an Air Algerie flight that officials said disappeared from radar over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported.

The plane was carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Nearly half of the passengers were French.

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Funny how when Malaysian Flight 17 went down the media immediately knew it was a missile (just like they immediately knew it was Osama Bin Laden when they were reporting that 9-11 happened, even before the buildings actually collapsed). But for this missing airliner and Malaysian Flight 370, nobody knows that really happened until they find the wreckage (if they do) and conduct an investigation.

So, what does it mean when the news already has cause and culprit as the event happens? Probably the same thing it means when BBC reports the collapse of World Trade Center Building Seven 26 minutes before it actually happens! :)

Jul 23 16:31

MH17: only 6 AIDS researchers/activists on board; not 100+ as msm reported

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was a blow to the global fight against Aids. Among its 298 innocent crew and passengers were at least six prominent experts on the disease.

Jul 23 11:27

MH17 US B.S. [CARTOON]

Jul 23 10:06

Report: Ukrainian Fighter Jets Hid Behind Passenger Plane, Pulled Away and Dropped Bombs, and Then Hid Behind Plane Once Again

Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.

The Russian government claims Ukrainian fighter jets were flying very close to Malaysian Flight 17 when it was shot down. Others claim that Ukrainian fighter jets were escorting the Malaysian plane through Ukrainian airspace.

However, a Youtube video made a month before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down alleges that Ukranian fighter jets were hiding behind passenger planes, pulling away temporarily, dropping bombs on Ukrainian separatists, and then hiding again behind the plane (minor corrections of spelling and punctuation):

Jul 23 09:10

Photographs of a plane pieces indicating detonation.

A pieces of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week bears marks of small pieces of high-velocity shrapnel that apparently crippled the jet in flight. Riddled with these perforations and buffeted by a blast wave as it flew high above the conflict zone, the plane then most likely sheared apart..

Damage is consistent with the effects of a fragmentary warhead carried by an Buk missile system.

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Jul 23 07:55

John Oliver: We’re happy to ignore it because it’s so easy not to care about prisoners

The US has over two million people in prison or jail, which is nearly one in every one hundred adults. In case its unclear to you how utterly screwed up that is, think about the fact that we actually incarcerate more people than China. Draconian drug laws, mandatory minimums and plain old racism all play a role in this crisis., but there seems to be little political will behind doing anything about it. John Oliver gave an excellent summary of the issue on Last Week Tonight.

Jul 23 07:41

Fact: The U.S. has No Proof of MH17 shoot-down and relied on Social Media

QUESTION: How is it exactly that you know that it was fired from Russian – I mean, from separatist-held territory?

MS. HARF: Well, we have a great deal of information that the Secretary laid out yesterday, and I can go back through some of it today. But we do know first that Russian-backed separatists were in possession of an SA-11 system as early as Monday, July 14th. This is from intercepts of separatist communications posted on YouTube by the Ukrainian Government.

QUESTION: Well, is there anything – okay, is there anything other – because there’s other --
MS. HARF: I can keep going if – or you want to jump in.

QUESTION: Well, is there stuff that’s other than social media that you’re talking --
MS. HARF: Yes, absolutely. There is.

QUESTION: Okay. So what is it that’s other than social media?

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Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were pointing out the flaws in the Obamacare website (and Obamacare itself).

Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were posting pictures of record snow and ice even as the government kept insisting that carbon taxes were the only way to save the Earth from Human-Caused Global Warming.

Funny how the US Government ignored social media when they were demonstrating (using the government's own numbers) that the official unemployment figures are a total sham.

Only NOW is the US Government saying that social media is a reliable source of information!

Thanks for the compliment, Ms. Harf!

Jul 22 11:33

Kiev Censors MH17 Air Traffic Control Recordings

Jul 22 10:12

WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM

I went rambling through the archives on this Blog today and wanted to give you all a pretty good picture of who I am …. So be sure to click on all of the links and then you might have a better understanding of WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM.

Jul 22 08:36

‘Kiev will have to answer many questions’ as UN urges intl MH17 crash probe – Moscow

The UN Security Council has condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and called for an international probe into the incident in a unanimously adopted resolution.

All 15-member states voted to pass the Australia-proposed resolution, condemning “in the strongest terms” the crash of Malaysian plane on July 17 in Donetsk region of Ukraine, which resulted in 298 people dead.

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The UN also urged a "full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the incident. The resolution also asked local self-defense forces for their cooperation, such as avoiding “from any actions that may compromise the integrity of the crash site.”

Russia's UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said he was pleased that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will have an important role during the investigation and welcomed that fact that the Netherlands will take on the leading role as well.

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Common sense, people. Look for what should be there and isn't, and what should be there in the official story and isn't, is a REASON for either Russia or the eastern Ukrainian republics to shoot down a civilian passenger jet, knowing that such an act would turn world opinion against them.

Of course, Kiev has a very strong motive to shoot down Flight 17 and frame Russia and the eastern Ukrainian republics to turn world opinion against them. Motive, means, and opportunity, makes a very strong case that Flight 17 was shot down by a Kiev Su-25, as both the Spanish Air Traffic Controller and Russian radar data suggest. Qui bono? Who benefits? Who gets what they want?

Jul 22 07:53

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.

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Jul 22 07:46

State Dept. Annoyed at Press Questioning MH17 Narrative

The Obama Administration continues to reiterate its narrative on what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with more certainty (and often different details) every day, but there is a stark lack of evidence, beyond a handful of “authenticity could not be verified” images floating around on social media.

With Russia denying the allegations, the US must have some really damning evidence to be so certain, right? Just so, insists the State Department, just don’t ask them to show any of it.

Defending the charges at today’s press briefing in an increasingly testy exchange with reporters, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf referred the press to social media, while reiterating that there was totally better evidence out there that they just can’t see.

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"Don't you get it?!? WE will tell you what to think. That's our job! We're the @#$%ing government! You don't think for yourself. Just BELIEVE what we say, dammit. If we tell you two plus two equals five, @#%$ing believe it, and report that to those dumb sheep, because we need them to pay the bills and breed more soldiers if we are going to force the world back onto the US dollar to save the banks! What is WRONG with you people? God didn't give you a brain so you could actually USE it!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

(ahem)

It should be clear from the MH17 hoax that the US Government still does not fully comprehend that the tactics that worked in the 1950s and 1960s are hopelessly obsolete in the age of the internet.

This is actually a good thing, because the more they play these propaganda stunts and fall flat on their face, the quicker they hasten their own collapse, sending the US Government into the dustbin of history along with that other cold-war fossil, the USSR.

Jul 21 10:09

When the Government talks of Sanctions

Sanctions only serve the Government, not the People.

When a foreign country, such as Russia, Iran or Cuba, is at the receiving end of sanctions, only the people suffer. Americans suffer because they can’t export as much so they loose money. And the people in those foreign countries also suffer because they cannot receive the benefits of American-made products to make their lives better. In either case both governments benefit. How?

The US government enlarges its reach of power much like a two-bit mafia don: “Do what I say or else. Capisce?” It does not suffer because it produces nothing and its long arm is in every American pocket via the IRS and other tax authorities.

The foreign government is also happy because it too is a two-bit mafia don with its hands on every lever of the economy. When its people cannot progress they’re at its mercy: “Do what I say or no bread. Capisce?”

Jul 21 08:36

Kyrie Eleison - Anti-War Music Video - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how war is cilling innocent children.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 20 15:26

Commentary By PTABlues

Jul 20 08:07

Uh Thank You... Thank You Varry, Varry Muche

What's with Malaysian airlines? The odds against two in a row from the same airline are great enough to discourage thought of coincidence. Of course, these days, just about everything is enemy action. An actual accident is enough of a surprise to result in temporary flummoxing. Let's ask Snowden what he thinks. Hey, Snowjob! What's this Malaysian plane downings scenario all about? “Well, first let me say that we were prepared to know what we could have known but we chose not to know it. I think Donald Rumsfield explained that. See, there's a giganormous infrastructure of red eyes in the trees that are watching 'every move you make, every breath you take and every leg you break'. I, in good conscience, could not stand by while all the things I really can't go into detail about were taking place.

Jul 20 07:39

Was MH17 Sabotaged By An IsraeliSecurity Team At AmsterdamSchiphol Airport?

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine.

Jul 19 14:09

Rivero Returns to Genesis Communications

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My fifteen minutes of fame in RadioInk Magazine! :)

Jul 19 09:41

Malaysian jet tragedy propagandized – Ron Paul

Referring to the tragic downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, former Texas congressman Ron Paul warned against jumping to conclusions over the culprits.

Drawing parallels between the potential for a Russian-made missile system’s connection to the attack of the passenger jet on Thursday over the restive Donetsk region of Ukraine and the capture of US-made weapons by Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Paul pointed out that the missile’s potential source of manufacture was largely immaterial.

“That may well be true, but guess what, ISIS has a lot of American weapons," said Paul. "We sent weapons into Syria to help the rebels and al-Qaida ends up getting it — it doesn't mean that our American government and Obama deliberately wanted ISIS to get American weapons."

Jul 19 06:23

Florida dad beats man he found allegedly raping his son, report says

A Florida dad who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child, left the suspect motionless and bleeding Friday morning on the living room floor, police said.

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Good!

Jul 19 05:59

Flight 17 - RT HD Headline News 19 July 1200 CET (Central European Time)

Jul 18 10:44

Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing #MH17

This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board.

The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.

Military air traffic controllers in internal communication acknowledged the military was involved, and some military chatter said they did not know where the order to shoot down the plane originated from.

Obviously it happened after a series of errors, since the very same plane was escorted by two Ukrainian fighter jets until 3 minutes before it disappeared from radar.

Jul 18 09:08

MH17 flight path story changes AGAIN!

It appears it went further north than usual to skirt round large storms. I am sure of that and have it from my own source – a neutral aviation one.

Jul 18 07:05

Questions over why Malaysian plane flew over Ukrainian warzone

What’s peculiar about MH17 is that the ill-fated flight was different from its usual path over Ukraine. According to data at flightaware.com, a website tracking civil aviation traffic, the flight on Thursday diverted about 200km north from the paths the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 had used in previous days. And it led the plane right over the war-torn Donetsk Region.

So far no official explanation has been given as to the unusual flight path.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds like someone sent that plane into a war zone with the intention it get shot down. This is a replay of the Lusitania scam, in which the passenger ship (carrying a covert military cargo, to bait the Germans) was intentionally sent into a part of the Atlantic known to be crawling with U-Boats, without escorts.

It should be clear that neither Russia nor the Eastern Ukraine Separatists has the ability to order Air Traffic Control to shift the path of MH17 to the north to bring it into the kill zone.

Someone set that plane up to be shot down!

Who had the authority to order the change in flight path? Who benefits?? Who has the power to cover it all up?

Who?

Jul 17 18:20

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

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I remember seeing this film in grade school. Almost everything this film warned us about in 1948 has come to pass.

Jul 17 10:14

Israeli Airport Security responsible at Schiphol Amsterdam

There was someone on an Israeli blogspot claiming that Israel ran the security on Schiphol Amsterdam.

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/12/israeli-company-ran-security-...

Israeli television interviewed the CEO of the company that handles security at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport last night. Unfortunately, he's an Israeli and it's an Israeli company. Not good. (I did not see the interview).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See also All 9/11 Airports Serviced by
One Israeli Owned Company

So far, there is no actual evidence of a missile being fired. The plane might have been brought down by a bomb placed on board in Amsterdam, timed to go off as the plane crossed into Russian airspace. But if MH17 was delayed by just a few minutes out of the gate, then the bomb would go off over Ukraine, the wreckage come down on the Ukraine side of the border and the blame shifted from Russia to the separatists.

Or, Kiev simply used on of the BUK missile launchers Ukraine bought from Russia prior to the coup to shoot down a civilian jet and blame Russia/Separatists for it.

Jul 17 08:58

Here in the Kingdom of the Doomed Serfs

I don't know what's taking this next false flag so long.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think it just happened with that Malaysian 777 shoot-down.

Jul 16 09:07

Armed mob carrying ‘Second American Revolution’ flags protests MI immigrant plan

More than 50 people carrying firearms and anti-government flags protested a proposal to temporarily house Central American children and teenagers in Vassar, Michigan.

The group, organized by anti-immigration activist Tamyra Murray, carried AR-15 rifles, handguns, Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, and a “Second American Revolution” flag – which combines the Betsy Ross design with the Roman numeral II within a circle of 13 stars.

They marched from Vassar City Hall to Wolverine Human Services’ Pioneer Work and Learn Center, where 12- to 17-year-old boys from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala could be housed until their immigration cases could be heard, reported The Saginaw News.

“We’re not against kids,” Murray said. “We have sympathy for the kids being used and exploited by the feds.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tamyra Murray's fears are grounded in documented fact.

But my question is, why is this dramatic flood of America's happening now?!? What is the agenda here?!? Is it to force immigration reform, or is something else happening here? The amounts of money to feed, clothe, house, and educate these illegal immigrant kids will be staggering, and the Federal government is already broke, both morally and fiscally.

IS the Obama administration attempting to create rebellion here in the US, which would give the president the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights before the Congressional elections this year, and suspend them also?!?

I don't yet know the answer to these questions; all I can tell you is, something wicked this way comes.

Jul 16 08:10

State police now fingerprinting every Texan

The Texas Department of Public Safety has quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and add them to a statewide criminal history database.

Not only has the department made that momentous decision on its own, it doesn’t even have clear legal authority to do so.

The credit for breaking the news on those two items goes to consumer affairs columnist Dave Lieber of the Dallas Morning News, whose long-running “Watchdog” column often shows up in my Google Alerts, for obvious reasons.

As an old-school columnist, Lieber tends to keep his opinions subdued, and he doesn’t generally call people dishonest. But I have no problem with doing that, so I’d like to point out that the DPS spokesman he quotes at length is less than straightforward about his department’s legal authority.

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This is Code Napoleon Law writ large, which assumes every person is guilty until proven innocent; this is the absolute antithesis of American law, which presumes that every person is innocent until proven guilty.

And to put this info into a criminal data base?!?!? Heck, I don't even have an overdue library book!!

Jul 15 13:33

Dancing to that Strange Accordion File Music in the Still of the Night.

The vice of governmental and corporate tyranny keeps tightening. Everything else is more of what it was than it was and strange statistics give riseto the usual curiosities about why things are the way they are. In this world some are more genetically attracted to materialism than others. Their levels of involvement vary, whether the greater drive is participation or control.

Jul 15 13:31

George Galloway vs Ignorant American

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

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The people who started throwing the rocks have been identified as Israel supporters who started the confrontation then ran and hid in a synagogue.

Jul 14 08:45

TSA Lets Illegals Fly Without ID, Harasses Mom Over Breast Milk

While the TSA is perfectly content to let illegal aliens (and by extension potential terrorists) fly without any proper form of ID, American moms like Nicole Moberg are being harassed over their breast milk.

On Friday it emerged that the TSA was allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airliners inside the U.S. without verifiable identification. As long as the individual was able to produce a Notice to Appear form, they were allowed to board the plane.

A TSA spokesperson immediately took to social media to deny the report, claiming media outlet Breitbart had lied about the story. However, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) obtained a statement from the Border Patrol union which revealed that the TSA had reversed the policy in the aftermath of the Breitbart story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any government which so consistently and perniciously harasses innocent people, and consistently lies about its actions has delegitimized itself to the point of being thoroughly unworthy of support by its citizens.

And that, unfortunately, is precisely what the government of the United States of America has become; a sociopathic, morally and fiscally broken, dictatorial, third-world banana republic, with nuclear weapons.

Jul 14 08:33

Pro-Palestinian march turns violent in Paris, synagogue attacked

Thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge which has left over 160 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians. Some demonstrators clashed with police and attacked a synagogue.

Around 10,000 protesters walked peacefully through central Paris. They carried a large banner saying: "Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People,” according to AP.

The demonstration turned violent at the end of the march on Bastille Square when some protesters started throwing projectiles at police officers, who in turn responded with tear gas, AFP reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The ones throwing the rocks were probably undercover cops giving the police an excuse to shut the protect down lest those poor Israelis get upset!

Jul 13 06:39

‘Diplomatic earthquake’ as Germany halts spy cooperation with US

The German government has instructed its intelligence agencies to limit their cooperation with their American counterparts “to the bare essentials” until further notice, according to media reports. The move follows news that Berlin requested on Thursday the immediate removal from Germany of the United States Central Intelligence Agency chief of station —essentially the top American official in the country. The request came after two German citizens, one working for the BND, Germany’s main external intelligence organization, and one working for the country’s Federal Ministry of Defense, were allegedly found to have been secretly spying for the US. German media reported on Thursday that the temporary halt in Berlin’s intelligence collaboration with Washington applies across the spectrum, with the exception of areas directly affecting tactical security concerns for Germany, such as the protection of its troops in Afghanistan, or defending against immediate terrorist threats.

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Memo to the Obama Administration: diplomatic stupidity...should be painful, and this administration has no other people upon which they can lay the blame for this.

Jul 12 17:42

Police Mistakes and SSRI’s

Michael Rivero – Japanese radiation threat

Jul 12 07:37

How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans, Worked Together to Create the Flood of Refugee Children Into the U.S

More than half of the top 50 Central American cities from which children are leaving for the United States are in Honduras. Virtually none of the children have come from Nicaragua, a bordering country that has staggering poverty, but not a pervasive gang culture or a record-breaking murder rate. “Everyone has left,” Alan Castellanos, 27, the uncle of Anthony and Kenneth, said in an interview in late May. “How is it that an entire country is being brought to its knees?”

The answer to that question is remarkably clear, and it started actually in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perfectly predictable from these ...political pieces of work.

It's all about the money with these folks, and the people of this country be damned.

Jul 12 07:00

You and I and What Lies in Between

Sometimes real life can impact so greatly upon a person that the ability to comment on life external becomes limited. Maybe that's a good thing. What can one say about the world outside that isn't already known or roundly ignored already? Well, there's a great deal one could say, since the world external is only a projection of the world internal. It has to make you wonder what is real. It also might make you remember those haunting words that echo across time; “what is truth?”

Jul 11 10:01

Germany Instructs Its Companies To Limit Cooperation, Procurement Orders With The US

Congratulations America: after severing ties with Russia, crushing cordial relations with China (leading to this stunning announcement by China's president), alienating France (which is now openly calling for an end to the petrodollar), the Obama administration - following not one, not two, but three spying scandals in just the past year - has managed to sour relations with Germany to a point where one wonders just who is a remaining US ally in Europe these days.

Jul 11 09:51

Americans Are Too Stupid For GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says

It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week.

The issue was genetically modified organisms, or GMOs as they're often known in the food industry. And members of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, as well as their four experts, agreed that the genetic engineering of food crops has been a thorough success responsible for feeding the hungry, improving nutrition and reducing the use of pesticides.

People who oppose GMOs or want them labeled so that consumers can know what they're eating are alarmists who thrive on fear and ignorance, the panel agreed. Labeling GMO foods would only stoke those fears, and harm a beneficial thing, so it should not be allowed, the lawmakers and witnesses agreed.

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Congrats, US House Agricultural Committee, which includes the following congressional members;

Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla.
Chairman

Bob Goodlatte, Va., Vice Chairman
Steve King, Iowa
Randy Neugebauer, Texas
Mike Rogers, Ala.
K. Michael Conaway, Texas
Glenn Thompson, Pa.
Bob Gibbs, Ohio
Austin Scott, Ga.
Scott Tipton, Colo.
Rick Crawford, Ark.
Martha Roby, Ala.
Scott Desjarlais, Tenn.
Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Vicky Hartzler, Mo.
Reid Ribble, Wis.
Kristi Noem, S.D.
Dan Benishek, Mich.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Stephen Fincher, Tenn.
Doug LaMalfa, Calif.
Richard Hudson, N.C.
Rodney Davis, Ill.
Chris Collins, N.Y.
Ted Yoho, Fla.
Vance McAllister, La.

Democratic Minority

Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.
Ranking Member

Mike McIntyre, N.C.
David Scott, Ga.
Jim Costa, Calif.
Timothy J. Walz, Minn.
Kurt Schrader, Ore.
Marcia Fudge, Ohio
Jim McGovern, Mass.
Suzan DelBene, Wash.
Gloria Negrete McLeod, Calif.
Filemon Vela, Texas
Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.
Ann Kuster, N.H.
Rick Nolan, Minn.
Pete Gallego, Texas
William Enyart, Ill.
Juan Vargas, Calif.
Cheri Bustos, Ill.
Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y.
Joe Courtney, Conn.
John Garamendi, Calif.

You have just collectively destroyed your chances for re-election, no matter how much of a "safe seat" you believe you have, because We the People know who owns you!!

This is not about public ignorance; it is about public knowledge of the harm GMO products can do, and refusing GMO labeling will push people harder into either growing their own fruits and vegetables, or eating completely organic, collapsing the GMO industry in this country.

Jul 11 08:55

Man Sues Feds After They Target Him for Photographing Rainbow Art

When 86-year-old photographer James Prigoff paused to photograph a natural gas storage tank in Boston 10 years ago, he was simply doing what countless of tourists have done before. The colorful tank, painted with a rainbow-like design, is a popular photo op. He had no reason to suspect his snapshot would prompt an ominous visit by a federal agent months later and the addition of his name to a government database of suspicious activity.

But his case is hardly unique. Similar circumstances have befallen four other people, who are suing the government over so-called suspicious activity reports, or SARs, filed against them.

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Apparently, the collective paranoia of this government knows no bounds, under Obama's watch.

I really hope this lawsuit is stunningly successful.

Jul 11 08:44

Justice declines to pursue allegations that CIA monitored Senate Intel staff

The Justice Department has decided not to pursue accusations that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee and allegations that committee staff slipped classified documents from a secure agency facility, McClatchy has confirmed.

"The department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation," said Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr.

The news marks an apparent end to an extraordinary feud that spilled into the public forum in early March over the committee’s report on the agency’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program. The dispute included competing Justice Department referrals, with both the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee accusing the other side of criminal conduct throughout the course of the interrogation study.

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It is obvious that Obama's "Justice" department did not want to have the report on "enhanced interrogation" (translation: torture) see the light of day.

Jul 11 08:41

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Facebook has been spying on users' ethnicities, political views, romantic partners, and even how they talk to their children. (Unlike the mood study, the Facebook studies listed below are observational; they don't attempt to change users' behavior.)

It's unlikely Facebook users have heard about most of these studies, they've consented to them; the social network's Data Use Policy states: "We may use the information we receive about you…for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement."

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THIS is why you keep your face book page absolutely vanilla, and do not say anything you don't want broadcast to either the entire world, or the technoids doing these kinds of studies.

Jul 10 10:58

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion

Jul 10 10:32

Exclusive: More Military Bases Asked to Provide Facilities for Illegal Aliens

As the border crisis continues, the Department of Defense is requesting that additional military bases make housing facilities and land available to accommodate a continued influx of illegal alien children.

According to information provided exclusively to Breitbart through a source requesting anonymity, Major General John T. Winters has specifically requested installation support for the Department of Homeland Security to provide temporary housing to unaccompanied alien children. The request requires bases to report any facilities across the U.S. that meet the following minimum specifications: a 24,000 square foot building, 15 acres of land "level and clear," and access to utilities. The information is due to be reported by Wednesday afternoon, July 9. As the border crisis continues, the Department of Defense is requesting that additional military bases make housing facilities and land available to accommodate a continued influx of illegal alien children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for housing these illegal immigrants on military encampments is simple; should reporters, or, God forbid, members of congress actually want to inspect these facilities to find out what is really going on, they can be rebuffed in the name of "national security"

Unfortunately, however, the United States of American HAS no "national security", courtesy of a deliberate Obama administration decision to completely leave our Southern borders undefended.

They are now undefended against disease; against possible "terrorists" sneaking in; and this economy will crash, because the US government doesn't have the money to pay for all of the services these illegal aliens will require.

But perhaps a "controlled economic crash" is precisely what the White House wants to have happen. As reported in zerohedge.com two days ago:

So just maybe the Fed fully intends on heeding the advice of the BIS, and is strategically positioning itself as a stalwart dove to shield itself from the public fallout of it’s orchestrated financial calamity. A particularly sound play from a political perspective in the event that things don’t go as smoothly as planned. One thing is certain at this point: An intentionally orchestrated crash is the direct recommendation of the BIS, per it’s annual report. That this action exists as a potential policy measure is now confirmed. The remaining question is: Would the Federal Reserve pursue such a policy measure openly, or behind the same curtains from which most of their historic policies were enacted. As we re-think Mrs. Yellen’s speech to the IMF, we are less certain that the Fed is as unwilling to intervene as Mrs Yellen would have us believe. Bringing forward the next leg of the cycle, may well be on the Fed’s agenda.

Jul 10 09:52

White House won’t comment on expulsion of top spy from Germany

The White House Thursday refused to comment on reports Germany had expelled its top spy in the country over an espionage row, but stressed intelligence ties between the two nations were vital.

Germany took the shock move after investigating two German men alleged to be acting as double agents for US intelligence, the latest twist in a long running showdown over American covert activity in the country.

“We have seen these reports and have no comment on a purported intelligence matter,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

“However, our security and intelligence relationship with Germany is a very important one and it keeps Germans and Americans safe,” Hayden said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of COURSE, the US had no comment; what were the spokesdorks supposed to say on a matter of this magnitude?!?

Spying on one's alleged enemies is one thing; but spying on one of your allegedly geopolitically BFFs?!? That's tasteless, crude, and insulting.

Angela Merkel has to be steaming right now; and the big question now is, how will Germany actually respond as a nation to this?!?

I can guarantee the Obama administration one thing: it won't be pretty, coming hard on the heels of the previous spy scandal regarding Germany this year.

Jul 10 09:18

Monsanto's Herbicide Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple Monsanto?

Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
For years, scientists have been trying to unravel the mystery of a chronic kidney disease epidemic that has hit Central America, India and Sri Lanka. The disease occurs in poor peasant farmers who do hard physical work in hot climes. In each instance, the farmers have been exposed to herbicides and to heavy metals. The disease is known as CKDu, for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The "u" differentiates this illness from other chronic kidney diseases where the cause is known. Very few Western medical practitioners are even aware of CKDu, despite the terrible toll it has taken on poor farmers from El Salvador to South Asia.

David McQueen, a US delegate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who has since retired from the agency, explained the US position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That such toxic chemicals are allowed to be sold - ANYWHERE - demonstrates, without question, the toxic grip Monsanto has on politicians world-wide.

Jul 10 07:51

Here in the Painful Aftermath. UPDATE ON LES VISIBLE

I suppose it was something over a week ago, give or take some hours, when I came tooling down the ladder of the loft and for reason that presently remain a mystery and... perhaps always will, my connection to the ladder ended and I did one of those original Die Hard endings. I know I hit the square meter of demo tile to one side of the ladder because I remember hearing it but the particulars of possible physics/geometry, whatever... escape me. Yes, I busted my left hip.

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For those who were asking why there were no recent articles by Les Visible, here is an update on his condition.

Jul 09 10:01

S. Florida Marine Jailed In Mexico Has Hearing With Judge

A South Florida marine who was jailed in Mexico after he said he accidentally crossed the border with firearms will get a chance to tell his side of the story.

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Dear Mexico

If you give us back our Marine, we will give you back 1.8 million of your citizens.

Jul 09 09:38

Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collapse?

As most Fed watchers know, last week was interesting because Janet Yellen, speaking at IMF came out and said something quite surprising. In a nutshell, she said “It’s not the Fed’s job to pop bubbles”. While many market participants immediately took this to mean, “To the moon, Alice!” and started buying equities hand over fist, there’s another possible explanation for Mrs. Yellen’s proclamation of unwillingness: The Fed could be preparing to do exactly what it said it wouldn’t.

Here’s a quick re-cap of events: In the recently released Annual Report of the BIS: Bank for International Settlements (commonly thought of as the “central bank’s central bank”) the BIS made a rather ominous recommendation to it’s member banks: Pop this bubble now. Their specific language wasn’t quite so direct, but the message was just as clear.

Jul 09 09:29

Second US Spy Busted In Germany In One Week

It just hasn't been a good week for the CIA. A year after Edward Snowden revealed that the US was bugging Angela Merkel's cell phone, first one then, moments ago, Suddeutsche Zeitung revealed that a second "spy case" involving the US (read CIA) have been revealed. According to SZ, an unidentified man working in military-related area likely to be questioned today over suspicion of spying for a U.S. intelligence service in Germany. The home and office of the suspect were being searched in Berlin area. SZ adds that the case is more serious than unrelated allegations against double agent at BND Federal Intelligence Service that emerged last week.

Jul 09 07:57

Escalating Domestic Warfare

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report titled “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing,” shedding much needed light on the emergence of a militarist ethos in policing across the nation.

In a review of public records, such as incident reports, requested from more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 25 states and the District of Columbia, the ACLU found that, from the responses received, 818 SWAT operations from 20 local law enforcement agencies located in 11 states fully met their research criteria, which took geographic diversity into account, among other factors. The SWAT incidents that were analyzed fell in the time period between July 2010 and last October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a war against American citizens, courtesy of the Federal government, is precisely what we have going on right now. The ever-escalating police violence against Americans is only one symptom of the systemic problems with which we are dealing.

Good jobs continue to get offshored/outsourced with a vengeance; the US government is broke from these illegal and immoral wars; our education system is completely dysfunctional, save for a handful of private schools; between the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and the NDAA, the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been eviscerated; and homeless Veterans sleep in our streets, many times with zero ability to get the medical care they desperately need when they need it. Many of the people in Detroit have had their water turned off, but the US government has billions to fork out to Israel, even though this is illegal under the Symington amendment, because Israel is a nuclear armed nation which refuses to join the NNPT or have its nuclear sites inspected.

And Congress?!? Completely zero credibility these days, consisting mostly millionaires at this point, who don't give a damn about the citizens they allegedly represent, but spend all their time courting the large corporations which fund their election cycles.

This just...bites, and I frankly do not see any way out of it, short of either a complete economic collapse in the US, or a world war. Not a pleasant alternative either way.

Jul 09 07:44

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document.

The proposal by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, known as Sifma, calls for a committee of executives and deputy-level representatives from at least eight U.S. agencies including the Treasury Department, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, all led by a senior White House official.

The trade association also reveals in the document that Sifma has retained former NSA director Keith Alexander to “facilitate” the joint effort with the government. Alexander, in turn, has brought in Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and his firm, Chertoff Group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than ever before, please do NOT have any more money in your personal bank account than you absolutely need with which to pay your bills.

This is not only a lousy idea, but also, the charges depositors will ultimately face will be epically nasty. IF these services will cost one million dollars per month, you can bet your sweet bippy that it will not be the banks absorbing those costs at all.

Jul 09 06:31

US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’

A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden.

Jul 08 10:04

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

There really is a war on women, and recently the U.S. Supreme Court has made the conduct of that war even easier. Due to majority decisions by this court, women are now more vulnerable in their physical persons and in their ability to plan their economic lives.

This is a war because war involves both physical injury as well as economic deprivation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I respectfully disagree with the Reverend's perspective here. This is not at all about access to birth control; it is a question of who pays for it.

I do not know if she has priced birth control recently. However, the monthly cost of birth control in this country, if one is using a generic birth control pill, is not that expensive at all. As reported at womenshealthmag.com:

ou scour supermarkets for the cheapest shampoo and the best deal on laundry detergent, so why shouldn’t you look for a bargain when filling your prescription? Call around and research your pill online to price your drug at the big pharmacies. Bonus: Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and most of the others have prescription savings clubs. You can get a 90-day supply of the drug for $12 on some of the plans.

That comes out to less than 14 cents per day; not a huge expenditure.

Jul 08 09:08

Russia approves creation of BRICS foreign exchange fund

The Russian Government signed a draft agreement on the creation of a $100 billion pool of currency reserves that the BRICS countries are forming to guard against financial shocks. According to the document, the countries’ dollar reserves will remain on the balance sheets of their central banks. However, these reserves can be made available at the request of one of the parties.

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2015 looks as though it will be a very nasty year for the US dollar.

Jul 08 08:37

Why Is Obama Encouraging Illegal Immigration When We Can’t Take Care Of Millions Of Our Own Citizens?

It isn't an accident that our southern border is literally being flooded with illegal immigrants right now. Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras have been publicizing how easy illegal immigration has become, and even the President of Honduras has said that people are coming to the United States for "Obama's amnesty".

When they arrive, thousands upon thousands of these illegal immigrants are using rehearsed answers that border patrol agents are hearing over and over again. Word has spread that if illegal immigrants claim that they are "fleeing gang violence" that it is more likely that they will be allowed to stay.

What we are witnessing down on the southern border is really unprecedented. It has been estimated that twelve times as many kids are crossing our borders illegally now compared to just a few years ago.

And they just keep on coming.

This is utter madness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what is Obama's true "intention" here?

My cynical guess is that this policy has three purposes.

First, to flood the marketplace with ultra-cheap labor, which large corporations, to whom Obama is beholden, love.

Secondly, to create generations of Democratic voters (if elections last much longer in this country)to give a party which has completely deserted and abandoned its alleged core principals, the edge in national elections.

Thirdly, to create a wellspring of revolt among Americans who are legally here, and/or born here, and desperate for some job, any job at all.

Nation-wide riots against illegal immigration would give Obama the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and instituting martial law, an action which he would just love to do.

His intention is crystal clear here.

Jul 08 08:16

US News: Hillary Clinton has raised over $1 billion from Wall Street

US News thinks that Hillary Clinton’s formidable fundraising ability is a giant advantage, and there is no doubt that it is. But it is also a liability. Ms. Clinton has raised over $1 billion from the #BailoutBanks over the last 2 decades. A key benefactor right now (also Obama’s in 2008) is Goldman Sachs, king of the #BailoutBanks.

But the money equation may be starting to change a bit. If voters percieve that a candidate is bought – and this is much easier to see with the Internet – they may actually make a candidate pay. Such was the case in Virginia last month. One of the things that knocked off Eric Cantor a month ago was a feeling that the powerful legislator was a representative of Wall Street. The Majority Leader lost even though he out raised his challenger in the primary 10 to 1. That’s not supposed to happen. The cronies count it not happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way the political system functions in the US at this point in time, is that by the time candidates are vetted for national office by the major corporations, they are owned by those same corporations.

This is why legislation is generally great for corporations, but lousy for We the People.

Jul 08 06:45

Jewish ideology and psychosis – a danger to world peace

Gilad Atzmon considers the deep religious and psychotic roots of the genocidal impulses of Israelis, as most recently demonstrated in the cold-blooded murder of humanitarian activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla, and warns of the implications for humanity unless urgent decisive action is taken against the rogue Jewish state.

Jul 07 21:02

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming……

A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ web site would thus not be eligible for tax credits. Most, presumably, would fall off the rolls of the insured.

Jul 06 10:16

SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.

Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this report is, in fact, true, we may well see the maiming and killing of legal Americans protesting illegal immigrants being relocated into this country; many of these people are bringing with them disease (infectious TB and scabies,to name a few); drug connections, and/or a criminal past.

Is the Federal Government actually hoping to provoke a riot here, by taking these actions?!? I really have to shake my head and wonder.


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Jul 06 07:40

The Superpower and the Caliphate

The jihadist die is cast, a point of no return for the U.S. strategy of projecting imperial power in the region through armed Islamic fundamentalist surrogates. The international jihadist network, which did not exist before the CIA, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan created it to undermine the leftist secular government of Afghanistan in mid-1979, has become a movement that can no longer be controlled. The physical contours of the ISIS caliphate, the movement’s dynamic new focal point, may prove indefensible, especially if the Americans decide they cannot avoid an all-out assault on their former asset. But, whatever the U.S. military response, the game plan that was hatched in 2011 for Libya, Syria, Iraq – for the whole region – is kaput, based as it is on the reliable deployment of jihadists as surrogates for NATO and Arab royals. Worse, the Arab oil potentates understand full well that their own regimes are now in grave danger from the indigenous monstrosity they have created.

Jul 06 06:55

Bolivia Passes Law To Allow 10-Year-Olds To Work

Bolivia's Congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as it does not interfere with their education and is done independently to help the child's family make ends meet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"....as long as it does not interfere with their education", MY ASTROLABE!!

A 10 year old kid who is doing hard physical labor will be exhausted by the time they get to school, may not be able to pay attention in class, and may well get thrown out of school, because they cannot focus, and are irritable.

But hey, Bolivian corporations got precisely what they wanted from this bill, and will be doing the happy dance henceforward; child labor is back, baby!! And back with a vengeance in Bolivia.

Jul 05 11:05

Freedom Palooza 2014 LIVE VIDEO STREAM!

Jul 05 07:35

Water being auctioned for millions of dollars in California as drought reaches extremes

As the water shortage crisis in California rises to a boil, desperate farmers are coming forward to bid on the remaining steam. The Central Valley in California is indeed drying up, but private landowners who still have leftover water reserves on their property are now looking to cash in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was just announced that contrary to the dire warnings of the Carbonazis, the water level in the Great Lakes is rising quite rapidly, so all we need to do is send that water out west using the vast irrigation system built to send water to those western desert regions ... oh ... wait... that's right; The federal Government has allowed that system to rot to the point of collapse.

But rest assured, the blame for the drought will be put on human-caused global warming!

Jul 04 10:19

William Rivers Pitt | Land of the Free, Unless You're a Woman

The decision in the Hobby Lobby case is many things. It is the continued elevation of Christianity over all other religions, and over the choice to hold no religion, in a country where no single religion is supposed to hold sway. It is yet another flat declaration that corporations have more rights than people. It is a purely political action to strike a blow against the Affordable Care Act, the right's most beloved boogeyman. It is a very sneaky back door through which alleged "people of faith" can peddle their onging discrimination against LGBT employees.

And, of course, it is simple, old-fashioned woman-hating from top to bottom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absurd!

Nobody has told these women they cannot use birth control. Nobody has told these women they may not have abortions.

The only question is who is going to pay for the consequences of lifestyle decisions these women make, and to hear them scream "You HATE us if you won't give it to us for free" makes these women come across as spoiled little children throwing tantrums!

Let's look at it another way. Sex is a life choice, something people do for fun just like smoking or drinking.

Should your employer or the government pay for your scotch and Marlboros? Of course not. People who choose to smoke and drink and have sex are free to do those things, and pay for them. Nobody demands the government buy them scotch. Nobody demands government should buy them cigars. And it is equally silly to demand government pay for birth control or abortions.

Jul 04 07:43

The Most Honest Three Minutes In Televion History

Jul 03 11:07

NYPD brutally arrest man on subway 'for sleeping on way from work' (VIDEO)

A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work.

The incident occurs at the 57th street station stop in Manhattan in a mostly-empty carriage.

The video posted to YouTube on Tuesday does not show what sparked the police confrontation, though from the man’s reaction and those who viewed and filmed the scene, he was confronted by police for sleeping on the train.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So THIS is how NYPD is interpreting "to protect and serve"?!?

And sleeping on public transport is now a crime?!?

Jul 03 07:16

Nevada woman whose Obamacare enrollment was delayed died of cancer

A cancer-stricken Nevada woman whose health insurance coverage was delayed due to enrollment troubles with her state’s Obamacare-mandated health care exchange has died.

Linda Rolain, who has battled an aggressive brain tumor but didn’t receive insurance coverage until it was too late — despite numerous attempts to enroll in Nevada’s problem-plagued insurance exchange — succumbed to her cancer Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See? I told you Obamacare would lower costs! It is based on the same tried and tested method we use over at the VA. Ignore 'em 'til they die! HUGE savings!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 02 10:58

Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For some reason, YouTube has disabled embedding on almost all versions of this wonderful clip from HBO's "The Newsroom." The reason I wanted to hunt this down is that earlier today FOX News asked people to tweet "What Makes You Proud to be an American" using #proudamerican with the promise that the best comments will be aired during the Friday orgy of self-delusion that we have anything to be proud of. My tweet as to what makes me proud is "Standing up too a government and media trying to lie us into more wars" but somehow I don;t expect that to make the cut. But this whole exercise in gratuitous self-aggrandizement as a national sport reminded me very much of this clip from "The Newsroom."

Jul 02 06:49

Should Bit Coin be Legal Everywhere?

Michael Rivero - No July 4th fireworks in Hawaii

Jul 02 06:26

How To Detect Blue Pill People And Their Peculiar Habits

The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choices between people embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) or continuing to exist in the ignorance of illusion (blue pill). The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’. In this article we will examine six phenomena where the people clearly shy away from the color red. They shall henceforth be known as blue pill people.

Jul 01 13:30

James Perloff

Thomas Jefferson said:

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world.

(Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today's radio show guest

Jul 01 10:07

All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance – new Snowden leak

Previously undisclosed files leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden now show that the United States National Security Agency has been authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries.

One former senior defense official who spoke to the journalists on condition of anonymity said that the broad authority is allowed so that the US government is able to assess any developing situations around the world at the drop of a hat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And on that last statement, OH, REALLY?!?

Then HOW, please could have the NSA's surveillance been that lousy, that it missed the rise of ISIS and ISIL in Iraq and Syria?!?!?

Jul 01 09:31

Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq in months, leader says

Iraq’s Kurds will hold an independence referendum within months, their leader Massud Barzani said on Tuesday, as the region reels under a brutal offensive by Sunni jihadists who have declared an Islamic caliphate.

Barzani said the time was right for a vote as Iraq was already effectively partitioned following the lightning gains by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“We will hold a referendum in Kurdistan and we will respect and be bound by the decision of our people and hope that others will do likewise,” he told the BBC.

Jul 01 09:15

Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet: the names of those the NSA has been spying on.

Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight.

8 hours later, he tweeted:

After 3 months working on our story, USG [the United States government] today suddenly began making new last-minute claims which we intend to investigate before publishing

Many responded that it’s a trap, and that the government is dishonestly and illegally censoring Greewald.

At the same time, Cryptome announced that all of the Snowden documents will be released in July … supposedly in order to avert a war.

“July is when war begins unless headed off by Snowden full release of crippling intel. After war begins not a chance of release,” Cryptome tweeted on its official feed. “Warmongerers are on a rampage. So, yes, citizens holding Snowden docs will do the right thing,” it said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The wait on the release of these documents is making me very nervous.

Cornered animals - and governments - are both very dangerous.

And if in fact the US government has a good sense of precisely what is in these documents, what will prevent them from going to war sooner than the July 18th-21st window?!?!?

The short answer, unfortunately, is...not much.

Jul 01 09:02

17 Facts That Prove That The Quality Of Jobs In America Is Going Down The Drain

Do you wish that you had a better job? If so, you are not alone. In fact, there are millions upon millions of Americans that get up every day and go to a job that they wish that they could afford to quit. Unfortunately, most Americans end up just desperately holding on to the jobs that they have because just about any job is valuable in this economic environment. Over the past decade, the long-term trends that are destroying jobs in America have accelerated. We have seen countless numbers of jobs shipped overseas, we have seen countless numbers of jobs replaced by technology, we have seen countless numbers of jobs taken by immigrants and we have seen countless numbers of jobs lost to the overall decline of the once great U.S. economy. Unfortunately, even though we can all see this happening, our “leaders” have failed to come up with any solutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OF COURSE, government is not going to come up with any meaningful solutions, because their election cycles are financed, overtly and covertly, by the large corporations which make money by outsourcing, off-shoring, and hiring cheap (and many times, illegal) labor!!!!

There is utterly no representation of We the People anymore; just representation of the large corporations the money from which can steer elections to their liking, because they know precisely what the quid pro quo will be.

Jun 30 09:39

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework for military use against citizens

The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ??possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At the unit, headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, all EU Member States are involved, the Gendarmerien, so police forces with military status are used. One of the founding countries of the EUROGENDFOR include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. We provide our services to the police unit of the EU, NATO or the UN.

“The ‘solidarity clause’ is redundant, since the EU already has mechanisms for mutual assistance in case of disasters. Secondly, the clause amplifies the course to a militarization of domestic politics, since upon request military can be used in another Member State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a citizen of any EU country where these laws apply, I would be contemplating a very quick migration elsewhere, particularly if I had children and skills.

Dictatorship arrives softly, generally in small, stealthy increments, before you even know it is there. And by the time you realize what has happened, it is too late to change things, or to run.

Jun 30 09:33

Carlyle Group’s Latest Acquisition: the JFK Library (!)

Some things you truly cannot make up. Like this: the museum and archives celebrating and exploring the life (if not really wanting to investigate the death) of John F. Kennedy is getting a facelift—courtesy of…the Carlyle Group.

This development was noted, without much fanfare, in a variety of major media. If there was a smidgen of irony, I missed it.

Yet, consider this: The ultimate globe-girdling corporation is playing a major role in preserving the memory of a president who at the time of his death was engaged in what may be described as mortal combat with outfits not unlike Carlyle—if smaller and less global.

Jun 30 09:27

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

In reality, Holder laid the groundwork for the “too big to jail” approach in 1999.

And Holder and his head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division were partners at a law firm which used to represent the big banks, Fannie and Freddie, and which wrote the legal opinion which allowed the creation of the cancerous MERS scam … which was at the heart of the foreclosure crisis.

Indeed, Wall Street was Holder’s priority … specifically, protecting Wall Street criminals and prosecuting whistleblowers.

Jun 30 09:22

U.S. Relies On Law from Governments Which Don’t Even HAVE a Constitution to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ….

So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination of U.S. citizens by drone try to sidestep the Fifth Amendment?

It relied on reasoning from two countries that don’t have any constitution.

The New York Times reports:

One might have expected a thoughtful memo that carefully weighed the pros and cons and discussed how such a strike accords with international and Constitutional law.

Instead, the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories — some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law — that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision.

Neither England nor Israel have a constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Extrajudicial assassinations are NOT allowed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Jun 30 09:18

Mini Tax Havens: How Europe’s 1% Gets To Pay Only 1%

Something completely out of the ordinary happened in Spain this week: a politician resigned. His name is Willy Meyer and he was, until Wednesday morning at least, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and European Parliamentary leader for Spain’s ostensibly far-left party “Izquierda Union.”

The reason for Meyer’s resignation is that he was caught funneling his parliamentary pension contributions into an EU-sponsored investment fund commonly referred to as a SICAV (standing for Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable) – an investment vehicle that Meyer’s own party has long pledged to ban.

Jun 30 09:13

Hobby Lobby stunner: Supreme Court issues long-awaited ruling in birth-control dispute

The government cannot require closely held corporations to insure birth control in company health plans if it violates their religious beliefs, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The 5-to-4 decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case is a political blow to the Obama administration, which had allowed nonprofit groups to avoid direct responsibility for Obamacare’s contraception mandate but held firm against for-profit owners who complained and filed suit.

Jun 30 09:01

11 Shocking Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces

In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought more attention to police militarization when it issued a comprehensive, nearly 100-page (appendix and endnotes included) report titled, “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.” Based on public records requests to more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 26 states, the ACLU concluded that “American policing has become excessively militarized through the use of weapons and tactics designed for the battlefield” and that this militarization “unfairly impacts people of color and undermines individual liberties, and it has been allowed to happen in the absence of any meaningful public discussion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are very lucky here in Hawaii that we do not have a lot of this kind of behaviour on the part of the police; not that it absolutely doesn't happen, but it is far rarer than for people on the mainland.

But the other aspect of the militarization of the police this article doesn't address is the training of the US police by Israel's IDF, which makes US police view American citizens very much the way the IDF views - and treats - Palestinians.

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Apr 05 13:11

Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Spills Into Pacific Ocean

TEPCO believes they have accidentally spilled 12 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant has spilled into the Pacific Ocean.

Apr 05 12:43

Critical Infrastructure Exploits Being Packaged In Hacker Tools

In a bid to make critical infrastructure vendors to take cyber security threats seriously, researchers release Stuxnet inspired exploits.

Apr 05 12:16

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations...

Apr 05 11:27

Bob Goodlatte the Hypocrite

Apr 05 11:24

U.S. Underestimates China Military Growth: Study

WASHINGTON — The United States has underestimated the growth of China’s military as policymakers have taken public statements at face value or failed to understand Beijing’s thinking, a study said April 5.

Apr 05 11:16

NIALL FERGUSON: This Is The Study That Shows Why The US Economy Is Doomed

A Harvard Business School study that Niall Ferguson pointed us to today shows the U.S. has fallen severely behind in terms of international competitiveness.

The study, from January, found that for Harvard alums personally involved in a company relocation decision, 57% said the decision "involved the possibility of moving existing activities out of the U.S."

Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 05 11:05

Kendrec McDade Wasn't the First: 6 More Controversial Police Shootings of Unarmed L.A. Black Men

As the investigation continues into 19-year-old Kendrec McDade's death by police gunfire on March 24, the scenario is looking worse and worse for the two Pasadena police officers who shot McDade.

Last Saturday, at a tense community meeting near the crime scene, Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez urged the public to "wait for the judicial process to find out what ultimately occurred."

But that will take months. Impatience was in the air...

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:47

DEA Busts US Soldiers Smuggling To Weapons, Drugs To Mexico Cartels

One of the most bizarre DEA stings to date and one which may have links to government protected overseas drug-running operations.

Apr 05 09:34

Today's Ebay Special - The Country Of Greece For Sale

Currently going for the modest price of $1,550 with 6 more days left in the auction, today's hottest Ebay special is the sale of the country of Greece.

Apr 05 09:30

US Launches Top Secret Rocket

The United States has successfully launched a multi-million-dollar rocket carrying an undisclosed cargo believed to be a top-secret spy satellite.

Apr 05 09:17

The US Government Has Ordered Over 750 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Hollow Point Ammunition in the Last Three Years

In the last three years numerous domestic US government agencies have ordered a total of over 750 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

That’s right, multiple government agencies that specifically operate primary inside the United States have gone on a literal ammunition spending spree in preparation for what they must believe will be some sort of violent event.

In 2009, Winchester Ammunition was awarded a contract to supply the Department of Homeland Security with 200 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition.

Apr 05 08:51

Penly 2 Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Following Fire In Oil Pumps

The Penly 2 nuclear reactor in France has been shut down after an oil fire broke out in pumps in the reactor.

Apr 05 08:30

Working Quantum Computer Built Inside A Diamond

Scientists have created a working quantum computer inside a diamond that includes protection against decoherence noise that prevents it from functioning properly.

Apr 05 08:29

Elite Greed Causing 'Austerity Suicides'

Brit Dee, Contributor
Activist Post

Yesterday saw the obscene consequences of the corrupt financial and political elite's insatiable greed, as a 77-year-old Greek man publicly committed suicide outside Parliament in Athens. The man, named locally as Dimitris Christoulas, reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head during rush hour, having shouted "I'm leaving because I don't want to pass on my debts."...

Apr 05 08:00

CIA Home Invasion: Smart TVs and the 'Internet of Things'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Recently, CIA Director David Petraeus made headlines with a speech given at the summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. In this talk, Petraeus discussed the emerging “internet of things” and the implications it will have for increased levels of surveillance. Petraeus explained that, because of the rise of gadgets which are connected and controlled by apps, intelligence agencies will no longer need to place spy devices inside your home – you will do it for them.

Apr 05 07:50

Dear Media, Please Ask Obama to Explain His Escalating War on Medical Marijuana

Scott Morgan
StopTheDrugWar

Monday morning's DEA raid of Oaksterdam University is making major headlines, but there's one detail missing from the coverage: why the f#$k is Obama at War with Medical Marijuana in the first place? Seriously, why is any of this even happening at all?...

Apr 05 07:49

Keeping the Slaves on the Plantation: Senate Says No Passport if You Owe Taxes

Eric Blair
Activist Post

CBS is reporting that Senate Bill 1813 that would "suspend passport rights for delinquent taxpayers" passed the Senate 74-22 on March 14th.

A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.

...The 'Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act' or 'MAP-21' includes a provision that would allow for the 'revocation or denial' of a passport for anyone with 'certain unpaid taxes' or 'tax delinquencies'.

Apr 05 06:44

Onward global army ... maybe sooner than later?

The beauty, in the eyes of some, is that when things get really bad for the general population and more and more uprisings occur, an international army will better be able to step in and do crowd control (you know, keeping the peace) than a local army would, local soldiers being possibly reluctant to shoot real bullets at their own people. That may also be one of the reasons for the partnership with the US Northern Command - so that US troops could step in to put down a Canadian uprising, and vice versa.

Last, but still worth considering: maybe recruitment centres won't be needed if a draft is imposed, which of course would only occur if the predicted WWIII is not just a conspiracy fantasy.

I'm also getting the feeling our economy is going to tank (further), which means there will be lots of unemployed youth with no place to go but the military.

Apr 05 06:25

Guenter Grass, German Nobel Winner, Criticizes Israel Over Iran Tensions

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," Grass wrote in his poem titled:

"What must be said"

The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin's recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to "send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven."

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel's "claim to the right of a first strike" against Iran.

Apr 05 05:42

Georgia : GYLA Says Decision on Ivanishvili Citizenship 'Illegal'

Tbilisi-based legal advocacy group, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) said in a statement on April 5, that the Civil Registry Agency’s decision to refuse Bidzina Ivanishvili in citizenship through naturalization “is not in line with provisions of the Georgian legislation.”

Saakashvili still has until the end of today to overturn the Civil Registry's recommendation that Ivanishvili's application be refused. If he doesn't then he is guilty of making the law up as he goes along...

“If at the time of undergoing naturalization process, an applicant has a foreign citizenship, there should be this applicant’s declared will that in case of entering into the Georgian citizenship, he/she will renounce citizenship of any other country,” GYLA said.

Before applying for citizenship through naturalization, Ivanishvili on December 29, 2011 submitted to the French embassy in Tbilisi a request for launching procedures for his withdrawal from the French citizenship. One of his lawyers, Shalva Tadumadze, said at the time that the move did not mean that Ivanishvili would now become a stateless person; Ivanishvili’s French citizenship would only be revoked in case of gaining the Georgian citizenship, the lawyer said.

“The Civil Registry Agency was aware about [Ivanishvili’s] will that he would have renounced his French citizenship in case of gaining Georgian citizenship. Accordingly, in this particular case, the goal of the law that a person should be only a Georgian citizen after receiving Georgian citizenship through naturalization would have been achieved,” GYLA said.

GYLA also cited the January 30, 2009 presidential order number 39 and a citizenship application form to back its claim that the Civil Registry Agency’s decision was not in accordance to the law. The group said that a citizenship application form contains one line in which an applicant is required to state that in case of granting Georgian citizenship he/she agrees to renounce citizenship of a foreign country and has to indicate that country.

GYLA says this formulation in the application form “unambiguously” shows that an applicant has the right to renounce foreign citizenship only after entering into the Georgian citizenship.

“The goal of the Georgian legislation is that after gaining Georgian citizenship through naturalization, a person should not remain a citizen of any other country. In this particular case, this goal was easily achievable – the Georgian President could have issued a decree on granting Georgian citizenship to a person, which would have been enforced not immediately (to avoid that a person would become a citizen of two countries simultaneously), but only after receiving an official document from the relevant French authorities on satisfying [Ivanishvili’s] application on renouncing French citizenship,” GYLA said.

Apr 05 05:26

Georgia : Ivanishvili Still Confident in Regaining Citizenship

A day after being refused in citizenship through naturalization by the Civil Registry Agency, Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of an opposition Georgian Dream coalition, said he was still confident that he would regain his Georgian passport.

He said the Civil Registry Agency’s decision was so “feeble” and “senseless” that it was not even worth of commenting.

“We will boost the Georgian people’s spirit; I have a concrete plan,” he said. “We will gradually force the authorities to back-off from violence… I promise that we will bring on a situation by this fall wherein the Georgians won’t have any fear and they will freely turn out [at polling stations] and make right choice and we will say no to oppressor Saakashvili,” Ivanishvili said.

Ivanishvili also said on April 5, that decision of the Civil Registry Agency showed President Saakashvili’s “fear” towards a strong political opponent.

“Saakashvili is so afraid, he is in such agony, that he is not even capable to look several days ahead, otherwise he could have seen very well an outrage of the Georgian and international community towards his illegal actions,” Ivanishvili said.

In his comments Ivanishvili hinted that after coming into politics he was trying to provoke President Saakashvili on such actions that would have demonstrated, as Ivanishvili put it, “his real face.”

“I’ve been trying in recent six months to act in a way, to address him in a way that would have maximally promptly and well demonstrated his real face… I think we have managed it very well and I think no one in Georgia has an illusion about who this man [Saakashvili] is and about the fact that the country is ruled by a single man and everything depends on his mood,” Ivanishvili said.

Apr 05 05:20

U.S. Ambassador on Ivanishvili's Citizenship Case

“As a matter of principle, the United States believes that citizenship laws should be adjudicated and applied in a way that reinforces the underlying principle of equality before the law and in this particular instance we urge the government of Georgia to resolve the ongoing question of Mr. Ivanishvili’s citizenship fairly and expeditiously,” outgoing U.S. Ambassador John Bass told journalists on April 5, when asked about the Civil Registry Agency’s decision on Ivanishvili’s citizenship application.

The U.S. clearly aren't happy with Mr Saakashvili.

Apr 05 05:16

Why The West Created The Islamic Republic of Iran, And Why It Wants To Destroy It Now

Ayatollah Khomeini was a secret Western puppet and Illuminati agent.

According to conventional wisdom, Washington and Tehran have hated each other since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Iranian-American hostage crisis that occurred shortly after. But when we look past the surface of events and official rhetoric we find very little evidence to support this claim.

Apr 04 23:38

Ron Paul Breaks Attendance Record at UCLA, 6,000+

The Tennis Center capacity is 5,800, it was filled with hundreds outside the gate and people in the trees!

Apr 04 23:23

Surprise Video Changes Syria “Timeline”

Al Jazeera’s Shaping of the Syrian Story

Of all the myths obstructing the honest portrayal of events in Syria this past year, none has been more fiercely guarded by regime-change advocates than this one stark falsehood:

Myth – the Syrian regime has only been shooting unarmed, peaceful protestors until very recently when opposition groups finally decided to arm themselves in self-defense.

Apr 04 20:00

Hedges: "No Outcry Within Media" on NDAA

We had reported on the show that a group of political activists and journalists testified in a New York Court about why they're suing the Obama administration over the National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA. Chris Hedges, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter is also one of the plaintiffs; he joins the show to discuss.

Apr 04 19:50

EPIC Obtains New Details on PATRIOT Act

As the result of a Freedom of Information Act request, EPIC has obtained more than 650 pages of documents related to the PATRIOT Act.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:28

GM Enviro-Pig Won't Go To Market; On To Humanely Solving an Environmental Problem

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Last year, the media was buzzing about the possibility of Enviro-pig entering the American and Canadian food markets.

The way our regulatory agencies work is to keep pending approvals for genetically modified animals on file, in secret, until a decision determines if it's suddenly in the stores unlabeled, or no, not yet.

Enviro-pig is a creation from Canada's University of Guelph scientists and hog industry Ontario Pork. Birthed in 1999, with 10 generations since. The DNA of Yorkshire pigs were spliced with DNA from e.coli for phosphorous digestion and mice DNA to promote the e.coli gene. The pigs' make-up was changed to allow the enzyme phytase in their saliva to cut the phosphorous in their manure by about 30 percent.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 15:52

NY Cops Break Into Marine Vets Home And Taser Him To Death

Four months after the NYPD broke into the house of a marine veteran and tased him to death a grand jury is finally expected to deliberate criminal charges.

Apr 04 15:50

TSA Agent Attacks Pilot With Cup Of Hot Coffee

A screener employed by the US Transportation Security Administration from New York city has attacked an airline pilot with a cup of hot coffee.

Apr 04 15:50

9/11 Terror Suspects To Stand Trial In Guantanamo

Five men accused of planning and executing the 9/11 terrorist attacks face the death penalty in a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal.

Apr 04 14:51

Britain's mad-house foreign policy

Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain's double standards and contradictory policies in the Middle East: on the one hand irrational belligerence and warmongering towards Iran even though this is contrary to British national interests, and on the other cosying up to and taking its cue from Israel, a criminal, aggressive state whose behaviour contradicts British values and interests.

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