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CURRENT EVENTS

Dec 15 10:11

BREAKING NEWS: Two reportedly dead, 'including gunman', as police open fire and storm Sydney cafe with stun grenades as hostages flee in terror

The gunman who held hostage at least a dozen people for up to 17 hours, is one of two reportedly killed in a dramatic shoot-out at a Sydney cafe during the early hours of Tuesday which abruptly ended the seige.

Police fired automatic weapons and lobbed stun grenades before storming the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in the heart of the city's central business district.

There were that at least three others were injured, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Live television coverage showed at least two people being taken away from the scene on stretchers. One hostage was seen being carried out of the building. She appeared to be in pain, and blood flowed down her legs.

Nine News reported that eleven hostages had been accounted for after the police raid, which occurred shortly after 2am.

Dec 15 09:08

Police storm Sydney café after suspect identified as self-styled religious leader

Police appear to have attempted to storm the Sydney where a self-styled Muslim cleric was holding hostages.

Explosions were heard and armed tactical officers could be seen running into the building, live televisions broadcast in Australia show.

UPDATE: Siege is now over. Gunman under arrest. He was living in Australia because he had run afoul of Iranian authorities. A self-describes religious man, like so many clergy, he has been charged with sexual abuse against others. More details to follow.

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Dec 14 23:20

Sydney Hostage Situation: 3 People Flee Lindt Chocolate Shop

Three people were seen fleeing from a Sydney cafe after they had been taken hostage -- with others still held inside as neighboring blocks remain locked down as police tried to make contact with the armed perpetrator, authorities said.

The hostages were being held in the Lindt Chocolat Café, a chocolate shop and cafe in Sydney's Martin Place, the city's financial district where the Reserve Bank of Australia and several commercial banks have their main offices. The area is also close to the New South Wales state parliament.

New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn confirmed that three people had gotten away.

Dec 14 07:14

Dancing the Apocalypse Tandava with Amanita Muscaria Claws.

Well, we know that Santa Claws is a myth, unless you think of him as a big, fat, red and white mushroom that those in the know are aware opens the doors of perception into the invisible realms. I love making that reference because it makes those who have never ventured gnash their teeth and howl out of their unconfirming absence of any experience whatsoever of that which is known and verified by indigenous peoples the world over. Here is an interesting ticket concerning this. Those cultures abstaining from a general engagement with this sort of thing (for the most part) and rather relying on the inspiration of alcoholic ‘spirits’, are all manifest expressions of materialism at its most intense level and those cultures that do engage nearly all reflect a much smaller presence of materialism.

Dec 14 06:48

Ron Paul: Scrap CIA, NSA, Bring Troops Home

Never one to hold back when it comes to corrupt big government agencies, former Congressman Ron Paul said Tuesday that the world would be a much better place if the CIA were completely abolished.

Responding in part to the release of the Summary of the forthcoming Senate report on CIA torture, and also to an impending possible government shutdown, Paul stated “my government shutdown would be something to be proud of.”

“Abolish the NSA, the TSA, the CIA and all spying on American citizens.” Paul urged.

Dec 14 06:41

The global currency reset is now 100% confirmed, activated and performing.

The global currency reset is now 100% confirmed, activated and performing.

Bank of China monies have been received into master paymaster accounts globally, yet still are unreleased to private groups or the public as of Monday evening EST.

The United States Treasury was sequestered to solve government shut down threat this coming Thursday. But remaining cabal leadership, led by David Cohen of UST, is still fighting public disclosure of TRN tooth and nail. However, his delay attempts are futile as the Believe it or not cabal has been rendered incapable of starting yet another war/mass destruction event (a la 9/11 or 3/11).

Dec 13 09:01

Former White Sox Fielder Becomes US Ambassador

A former outfielder for the Chicago White Sox has been confirmed as the first Major League Baseball player to become a U.S. ambassador.

Mark Gilbert is the new ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. The Senate approved his nomination by voice vote on Friday.

Dec 13 08:37

Obama under fire for castigating Bush-era torture program and claiming moral high ground all while his administration kills 'thousands of innocents' during droning of terrorism suspects

President Barack Obama is under fire this week for the way his White House has excoriated the previous administration for employing tactics it would categorize as torture all the while launching drone strikes on terrorism suspects abroad.

The enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA during the George W. Bush administration on 39 detainees resulted in just one death, Obama's critics have pointed out. Drone strikes conducted by the current occupant of the White House have killed more than 2,400 people.

After claiming all week that the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the brutal tactics employed by the Bush administration to elicit information from terrorists was necessary in order for the U.S. to reassert it's 'moral authority,' the White House was forced on Friday to state on record that it doesn't believe its drone policy erodes the moral high ground on which it thinks it stands when it comes to human rights.

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This man is seriously, and dangerously, out of touch with the carnage his drone strike policy has caused, and the damage it has done to world perception of American jurisprudence.

Torture is absolutely wrong, and the only people who defend it are sick, twisted pieces of work who probably belong in an institution.

But extrajudicial assassinations are completely contrary to both the spirit, and literal interpretations, of the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. They are un-American in the extreme, in a society where presumption of innocence is the basis upon which all suspected criminals are to be judged by a jury of their peers.

It is an interesting psychological insight into our President that this is his preferred method of killing people he deems "dangerous".

Dec 13 07:45

Does Vogue's New Office Have a Rat Infestation?

Vermin? They're totally in Vogue.

According to staffers who work at the storied fashion bible, helmed by Anna Wintour, the brand-new Vogue offices at the Freedom Tower in downtown New York City are full of furry little friends – and no one thinks it's chic at all.

"It's true," an insider confirms to PEOPLE. "The girls that work there see the droppings everywhere. It's nasty."

Dec 13 07:39

US Defense Bill, Passed by Congress, Bans Transfer of Guantanamo Prisoners

The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by the US Senate 89-11 on Friday, would fund the US Department of Defense through fiscal year 2015, but it prohibits the department from transferring prisoners from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, despite US President Barack Obama's promises to close down the detention facility.

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How bloody convenient.

Innocent men who will NEVER be released from Gitmo, because water boarding was not the worst of what was done to them, languishing behind bars for the rest of their lives.

Apparently, this has become "The American Way" of treating prisoners of war; and it is not all that dissimilar from the way alleged "law enforcement officers" treat the American general public.

Would I, as a law-abiding citizen, minding my own business, EVER call the police right now if I thought something criminal was going on in my neighborhood?!?

I rather think not. Innocent people in this country are getting slaughtered in this country, just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And before you criticize that outlook, please consider the following, as reported yesterday at blacklistednews.com:

Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks. An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather. An attorney representing David Hooks’ widow says that the September 24, shooting did not go down as law enforcement authorities stated in initial news releases, and the “true facts of this tragedy are in stark contrast” to official accounts. At approximately 11:00 pm on September 24, Laurens County Sheriff’s deputies barged unannounced into the home of Hooks. The sheriff’s office claims Hooks was shot after he got out a firearm and started showing aggression. Hooks was met with 17 shots from SWAT officers. Since the Free Thought Project initially reported on this killing by police in October, recent revelations show that not only were no shots fired, but the shotgun wasn’t even loaded. Even if the shotgun would have been load and Hooks would have shot at the officers, he had every right, as he was protecting his wife and home from, who he perceived to be unannounced intruders, who obviously meant him harm. Police, adamant on trying to justify their breaking and entering and subsequent murder, searched the home for 44 straight hours and didn’t find one single shred of contraband. Mitchell Shook is the attorney for the family and he is asking for the FBI to investigate, citing that the raid was illegal. According to WMAZ, the family’s attorney says Hooks had four wounds, two of which he says are very problematic. Shook says that’s according to the Laurens County EMS records. He says the same information is found in the medical records from Fairview Park Hospital. “One was to the side of the head, the other, was in his back, the back of his left shoulder, based on the evidence we see, we believe that David Hooks was face down on the ground when he received those last two shots,” says Shook. Teresa Hooks who is still experiencing a nightmare inflicted upon her by those sworn to protect and serve, recalls that horrid night.

I would like to be able to even think that this raid, and other ones like it, where there is no true vetting of the information to begin with, are abberations in law enforcement; unfortunately, they are becoming much more standard.

Dec 13 07:26

Pooka Time in The Circus of the Absurd and Ridiculous

I live in a world where anything is possible but only certain things are probable. I’m not in a position to say one way or the other whether this tale is true. Meanwhile though, my subconscious is screaming, “Bullshit!” at the top of her lungs. Speaking on this order of things, Mr. Visible is watching the latest Transformers film and oh… what an excruciating turd it is. It is most notable for the acting chops of the not ready for Bay Watch blonde who plays Marc Wahlberg’s daughter. Not since Sophia Copola in Godfather 3 have I seen someone with so little acting ability. That she is connected or that she paid in the coin of her realm for the role is without a doubt. I became fascinated while watching her perform. “Can it possibly be as bad as it looks?” I ask myself. The response is not long in coming, “It is worse.”

Dec 13 07:03

Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company

The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to Native Americans to a foreign company that owns a uranium mine with Iran.

The $585 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 is one of the must-pass pieces of legislation that Congress moves every year. But like they did in attaching extraneous riders to the must-pass government funding bill, lawmakers used the defense bill as a vehicle to pass a massive public lands package.

The bill sailed through on a vote of 89 to 11.

Many of the land measures were popular. But one, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, had twice failed to win support in the House of Representatives, blocked both by conservationists and conservatives.

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You've got to wonder how many members of the Senate own shares in this company. Oh, and about the country's "environmental record", if one can call it that?!?!

The following seems to be pretty damned representative of this:

Me’ekamui, the ‘Sacred Island’ of Bougainville is seen by its people as a natural, God-given inheritance to be willfully preserved from generation to generation. These indigenous people flourished here for thousands of years—thriving on the island’s rich resources of rain forested land and teeming rivers. Generations of Bougainvilleans built their culture into a productive self-sufficient economy. Since time immemorial, land on Bougainville has been owned on a clan basis, being passed down from mother to daughter. Land boundaries are well known, and have been respected for thousands of years. According to custom, clans hold the rights to the land, the sky above and the earth below. Disrespecting this longtime custom, corporate greed bloodied the heart and soul of Bougainville with the construction of the Panguana mine. Desperate Survival Once Rio Tinto set foot on their land in 1960, the villagers witnessed almost an immediate sense of loss. Their health, environmental resources and livelihood were forsaken for corporate gain. Almost immediately, the Bougainvilleans fell sick from exposure to the mine’s toxins, chemicals and air pollutants. Upper respiratory infections such as Asthma and TB became more common, and even killed people. Children became ill with coughs, colds and chronic ear infections. Many women even died giving birth, because of the lack of basic medicine and care. As Rio Tinto ravaged the island mining for copper, the company dumped waste rock and tailings, turning the river valleys into a virtual wasteland. Fish and whole forests died, depleting the villagers of their major food source, and eliminating their cash cropping systems. The villagers lost their property due to ongoing environmental contamination. Their water became non-potable, and they were forced to come up with other resources for survival. Unable to live this way, the people pleaded to Rio Tinto to give them control of their own land surrounding the mine. When Rio Tinto ignored their request, the Bougainvilleans united in the name of their culture and fought for their right to their inherent resources. The Bougainvilleans’ fight for their rights left many people dead and many more injured. Three entire principal villages were relocated, and many life-long inhabitants were forced to flee the island. - See more at: http://the-truth-reveal.blogspot.com/2007/09/rio-tinto-environmental-destruction.html#sthash.SNSrWetU.dpuf

And then, there's this lovely little story from Mongolia:

The Network is focusing support in Mongolia, where Rio Tinto has invested billions and mine workers are particularly vulnerable. The company has a US $6 billion investment in the vast Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in the Gobi Desert. Workers there are represented by IndustriALL affiliate the Federation of Energy, Geology and Mining Workers’ Trade Unions of Mongolia (MEGM). Last year, Rio Tinto was condemned by the Supreme Court in Mongolia for wage discrimination against Mongolian nationals and unfair dismissal. The company also faced international criticism for sacking thousands of workers in the country without adequate consultation. ndustriALL assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan says that with the campaign, IndustriALL Global Union aims to build union power at Rio Tinto plants around the world, uniting workers in the struggle for decent work: “Rio Tinto has extensive experience in causing one conflict after another with trade unions, indigenous organizations, environmental groups and other key community stakeholders. Unions and civil society are coming together in an unprecedented way to push back against Rio Tinto for the benefit of workers, the environment and communities.” “For far too long, Rio Tinto has systematically put profits before people, sometimes with fatal consequences like the recent deaths at the Grasberg mine in Papua New Guinea. Workers are saying enough is enough,” says Kemal Özkan. The Network meeting follows a global day of protests on 7 October as as part of IndustriALL’s campaign to demand a new era at Rio Tinto.

More slow genocide for America's First Nations: more profit for a company whose "contributions", most likely, have lead to the electoral success of many of those senators voting for this rider.

Dec 13 06:46

Haiti premier set to quit: President

Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is prepared to step down amid mounting street protests regarding the long-delayed elections, the president says. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/13/390011/haiti-premier-set-to-qu...

Dec 13 06:42

Former Anderson cop sentenced – again – on rape charge

A former Anderson police officer who admitted raping a woman in his custody was sentenced Friday in Sacramento federal court to five years in prison, based on his guilty plea of violating the woman’s civil rights.

Bryan Robert Benson, 30, was originally charged in 2011 in Shasta Superior Court with rape and kidnapping, and would have faced life in prison had he been convicted. Instead, he was sentenced to 364 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony assault by a police officer and to soliciting a lewd act, a misdemeanor.

Shasta County prosecutors said at the time that the outcome was dictated by a loophole in the law that would have allowed Benson’s lawyers to argue the sex was consensual because the woman had not yet been booked into jail.

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This loophole in California law should be fixed, and right the hell now.

I don't think I will ever visit California again, if this is the police's interpretation of "to protect and serve", even if I do not indulge in the kinds of activities which got this woman arrested in the first place.

Dec 13 06:34

Spain passes tough new 'anti-protest' law

Spain on Thursday finally passed its new controversial Citizen Security Law which opponents say will severely limit civil liberties in the country.

The unpopular law contains retains existing fines of up to €600,000 ($746,000) for unauthorized protests outside buildings "which provide basic services to the community", a definition that encompasses everything from hospitals to universities and the Spanish parliament.

The new law, which the government argues will ensure public security, also forbids the photographing or filming of police officers in situations where doing so could put them in danger. This could result in a fine of up to €30,000. Showing a "lack of respect" to those in uniform, meanwhile, could lead to a fine of €600.

The law has been dubbed the 'ley mordaza' or 'gag law' by opposition groups and the Spanish media, many of whom believe the law will curtail individual rights.

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Spain's government appears to be re-embracing its fascist past, just as the US government is embracing its fascist present, and future.

Dec 12 10:18

Couple who received more than SEVEN HUNDRED robocalls over four years from Bank of America win $1m lawsuit

A married couple has been awarded over $1 million in compensation after successfully bringing a harassment complaint against Bank of America for being subjected to hundreds of loan collection calls over a four year period.

Nelson and Joyce Coniglio, of Tampa, Florida, received more than 700 automated calls after they fell behind on mortgage loan payments in 2009.

In a complaint filed in federal court in July, attorneys for the couple said they had been on the receiving end of 'patterns of outrageous, abusive and harassing conduct' by a subsidiary of Bank of America.

Dec 12 09:18

Fox News correspondent commits suicide

A well-regarded and well-traveled Fox News Channel correspondent apparently killed himself, according to a Colorado medical examiner on Thursday. Dominic Di-Natale, whose last assignment for Fox was covering the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson and the riots and looting that occurred in its wake, was 43-years-old.

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I am not ready to concur with this being a suicide.

Dec 12 07:52

Pension plans to be looted nationwide as Congress okays institutional theft of funds

When societies approach collapse, coercion shifts to outright theft: Stealing money right out of your bank account, for example, like we recently witnessed in Cyprus. Government also routinely target pension funds and even private retirement accounts, attempting to keep itself afloat by any means necessary.

Just like clockwork, that looting of pension plans is now about to commence. "Congress could soon allow the benefits of current retirees to be cut as part of an agreement to address the fiscal distress confronting some of the nation's 1,400 multi-employer pension plans," writes Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post. [1] The Post continues:

"This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses," said Karen Friedman, executive vice president of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit group. "The proposal would also torpedo basic protections of the federal private pension law ... that states that once benefits are earned, they can't be cut back."

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Dec 11 12:31

Dad Speaks Out After 21-Year-Old Sues Him to Pay College Tuition

Most nights before I fall asleep, I have tears in my eyes thinking about the difficulty my family is going through. My daughter is suing her mother and me for $16,000 towards college tuition, and a judge has ruled in her favor. My daughter moved out, and I only ever see her in court. It’s certainly not what I wanted for my family.

Dec 11 09:35

THE WRH BANKER ARTICLES: ALL IN ONE CHUNK

I have received many emails regarding the various articles I have written about the problems with the current economic system of being forced to borrow all currency at interest from a privately-owned central bank. This is, of course, the very system of banking the United States fought a revolution to be free of, only to be sold back into said banker slavery not just once, but three times by corrupted congresses and corrupted presidents.

I have been asked to collect all those articles into a single page to make it easier for people to send to their friends, and this collection is the result.

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Dec 11 09:07

Having Skin in the Game of Unfortunate Trends.

Unreliable sensory perceptions; frontotemporal dementia. Yeah… that’s a condition that gets confused with Alzheimer’s. All kinds of things get confused with all kinds of things. This world is a hotbed of personalities, states of being and conditions being confused with each other. We live in times of chronic miss-diagnosis. We live in a time where the whole medical profession is nothing more than a pill dispensing industry. Without a doubt there are physicians who mean well and even do well. I’m just about trends. What is the most significant thing about trends? What is the most important feature of trends? The most significant and important thing about trends is where they lead.

Dec 11 08:43

Dead Scientists 2004-2014

Dec 11 08:22

Michael Brown Star Witness Gets Government Job

Dorian Johnson, the star witness to the Michael Brown shooting and the man who was assisting Brown during the strong-arm robbery moments before Brown was killed, has been hired by the city of St. Louis.

According to STltoday.com, “Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE.”

Meeting the low income eligibility requirements, the 22-year-old will be holding the temporary position and will be making about $8.50 an hour.

Johnson told media, falsely, that Brown had been shot from behind, and then shot while surrendering to police with his hands up. Johnson will not be charged in the strong-arm robbery of the store, authorities said.

Dec 10 16:43

Study Suggests Conspiracy Theorists Are More Positive & ‘Sane’ Compared To Conventional Thinkers

A case study examining online commenting trends was performed by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent that revealed so called “conspiracy theorists” are actually more mentally sane (reasonable & sensible) than those who are considered conventionalists.

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Well, THAT sure takes the fun out of it! :)

Dec 10 09:55

Former Rep. Joe Walsh applauds torture: Rectal feeding is ‘job description’ of an ‘American hero’

Radio host and former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh suggested on Wednesday that anyone who participated in torture techniques like rectal forced feedings or chaining prisoners naked to the floor were “American heroes.”

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A short memo to Joe Walsh: sir, your amazingly studied lack of understanding of what the use of torture does to the perception of what this country is, both at home and abroad, is, to put it mildly, stunning.

When America either tortures prisoners of war, or outsources it to some third world thugs, the following happens.

1. People understand that, at the top levels of US government, those very values that used to put us in a unique place as a people and a country, those values including human rights, human dignity, and decency are simply discarded.

2. That there are some really emotionally twisted pieces of work at the highest levels of US government, who get off on doing/watching this kind of torture being done. I would suspect, sir, that you may well be one of those people.

Humankind has known, from the time of the Catholic Inquisition, that torture only gets the tortured individual to say what the torturer wants them to stay in order to get the torture to stop.

One of the master interrogators of World War II was the German Hans Scharff. Instead of using torture, he used what information he could gather from the POW's backgrounds. as reported at worldwarhistoryonline:

Hanns Scharff (left) always made sure he knew about the personal circumstances of prisoners of war before interrogating them Much of the debate about the interrogation of suspected terrorists has been about whether the methods used, such as waterboarding, could be described as torture. Historian Julian Putkowski examines how a German Luftwaffe interrogator used persuasion rather than punishment to get prisoners of war to talk. During the latter part of World War II lots of allied fliers got shot down over Germany. Many of the survivors - or terrorfliegers as they were termed by the Nazis - got rounded up and were dispatched to Luftwaffe's interrogation unit at Dulag Luft POW Camp, near Oberursel. After being marched into the camp, they were placed in solitary confinement and in spite of the provisions of the Geneva Convention, they anticipated rough handling, possibly having their fingernails torn off by Nazi torturers. Aircrew who anticipated a Gestapo-style battering were in for a surprise when they encountered Obergefreiter Hanns Scharff, who had acquired fluent English when working as a businessman in pre-war South Africa. Although his inscrutability secured him the nick-name Stone Face, he was otherwise a genial fellow. He was a self-taught interrogator who used persuasion rather than punishment as a strategy for getting Allied prisoners of war to disclose more than the customary name, rank and number, permitted by the Geneva Convention. Scharff always began by doing his homework thoroughly. Before commencing an interrogation session, he checked all available data, generally acquainting himself with whatever was known about the pilot's service and personal circumstances. The Scharff method, if so it may be called, relied on the initial premise that it was better for a flier to co-operate with the Luftwaffe, instead of being regarded as a spy and handed over to the Gestapo. Even though there were a few prisoners who remained button-lipped, Scharff resolutely refused to descend to using physical coercion. Instead of using pliers to squeeze information out of prisoners, Scharff got what he and his superiors wanted by playing on a prisoner's sense of isolation and psychological insecurity. Carefully deploying what were sometimes meagre scraps of data, Scharff sought to create the illusion of total knowledge about a prisoner's activities. Misled into believing that the interrogator knew just about everything anyway, the latter could then be bamboozled into disclosing military secrets. Scharff appeared to reverse the overtly adversarial relationship between interrogator and prisoner by adopting a subtle, softly-softly approach.

3. And Joe, I would like to strongly caution you on your mindless cheerleading of CIA torture: when the US tortures, it gives some bad guys who don't necessarily like us very much carte blanche to torture both American military members, and American civilians. Did that notion ever cross your mind?!?

Thought not

Remember: Hitler praised the Gestapo and the SS as "heroes".

Dec 10 09:29

Welcome to the Recovery – McKinsey Survey Shows 40% of Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Up From 31% in 2012

Nothing screams economic recovery like 2 out of every 5 Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Especially when that number has reportedly increased by 33% since 2012.

Perhaps someone should inform these destitute plebs that the stock market is up nearly 45% over the past two years, and after all, nothing says economic success like the 0.01% enriching themselves via fraud and financial engineering.

Here are two of the most sobering findings from the survery:

40 percent of the consumers we surveyed said they are coping with the challenge of living paycheck to paycheck, up from 31 percent in 2012.

Today just 23 percent say they are optimistic about the economy, down from 27 percent at the beginning of the recession in 2009.

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IF you have been feeling the effect of stagnant wages and inflation just tearing your budget apart, you are not alone.

Dec 10 09:25

Here We Go Again – the Effective Repeal of Dodd-Frank As Xmas Gift to Bankers?

The high-flying banks are at it again. There has been lobbying going on to sneak a clause in the continuing resolution to fund the government over the holidays for the December 11th deadline. The provision they are trying to sneak in would allow the banks to trade derivatives through subsidiaries that are federally insured by the FDIC. In other words, they are circumventing the very reforms of the 2007-2009 crash.

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This is a Call to Keyboards for Rivero's Rangers out there: please call your Congress Critters, and let them know that if this language is included as a rider into any bill, the only office they should worry about running for next time.... is that of dog catcher!!!

Don't threaten or use foul language; be impossible-to-ignore polite in your communications. But let them know that should they do this, their career as an ALLEGED "public representative" is over, kaput, nada, ...gone.

Given that Congress is going to ignore you, to appease the money junkies, your next 20 phone calls should go to friends and neighbors, to let them know that Congress is going to make THEM pay for Wall Street's crimes.

Dec 10 09:01

Volvo Innovations "The Connected Car" Commercial :30

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Is it just me, or is anyone else bothered by the fact that this lady is looking at her vacation photos while driving down the road?

Dec 10 08:37

GMO Labeling, US Dollar Collapse, Bitcoin, & Nuclear War w/Michael Rivero

Dec 09 15:31

CBS2 Exclusive: $20,000 In Loot Allegedly Taken From Checked Luggage By JFK Bag Handlers

Seven John F. Kennedy International Airport baggage handlers were arrested Wednesday, on allegations that they stole out of travelers’ luggage.

As Dick Brennan reported, CBS2 got an exclusive look at the loot that baggage handlers were allegedly taking for themselves. The items included cellphones, iPads, laptops, jewelry and other items worth a grand total of more than $20,000.

The items were taken from travelers’ checked luggage between March 2012 and June 2014, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Wednesday.

“The defendants have been caught red handed and will now face the consequences of their alleged illegal acts,” said Brown.

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And TSA wants to ban carry-on luggage to force you to put all your valuables where the baggage handlers can steal it!

Dec 09 12:25

States Move Forward With Plan To Alter Constitution

A very important meeting is being held in Washington this week, but career politicians, lobbyists and most in the media don't want you to know about it.

More than 100 state legislators from around the country are meeting at the Naval Heritage Center. The Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) will discuss the rules for the first-ever Article V Constitutional amendment convention. This is their third meeting. They're preparing to take on Washington, and Congress doesn't like it.

The Framers of the Constitution had the foresight to anticipate what Congress has become: a dysfunctional mess. In Article V they wisely provided a means for the states to step in and amend the Constitution largely without congressional approval.

The state legislators in ASL are determined to convene an amendment convention. Our situation is that dire.

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I don't trust these guys to do a better job.

Dec 09 09:16

Disturbing video shows anti-police brutality protester bashing Berkeley man in the head with a hammer

A man at a protest against police brutality in Berkeley, California, was knocked out with a hammer on Sunday night after he tried to stop looters.

Disturbing footage of the incident was captured on camera by Berkeleyside reporter Emilie Raguso.

The brief video shows a man in a bicycle helmet pushing protesters wearing black hoodies outside a Radio Shack on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. One of the protesters then smashes a hammer into the man’s head, and he drops to the ground.

Dec 09 09:15

TGI Friday’s ‘Mobile Mistletoe’ drone crashes into journalist, severs part of her nose

A photographer was struck in the face by a mistletoe-carrying drone at a TGI Friday’s last Thursday, severing the tip of her nose.

According to the Brooklyn Daily, the accident took place at the Sheepshead Bay location of the popular chain restaurant, which has been promoting the “Mobile Mistletoe” drones as a holiday attraction.

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I think I will stay with my mistletoe belt-buckle. It's a lot safer! :)

Dec 09 09:14

Chicago protesters say cop car playing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ proves ‘genocidal logic’ of police

Chicago police said on Monday they are investigating an incident caught on video during a weekend protest that appears to show a Chicago police car blasting the song “Sweet Home Alabama.”

The 1974 song, by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has been taken by some as supporting former Alabama Governor George Wallace, a segregationist, but members of the band have said the lyrics were misunderstood.

Dec 09 09:13

Maryland woman and her 2 children among 6 dead after jet crashes into home

An executive jet crashed into a Maryland house on Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a mother and two children inside the house, a fire official said.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was registered to Michael Rosenberg, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and CEO of clinical research company Health Decisions, Inc.

Dec 09 08:42

Not a parody

Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams.

Dec 09 07:56

US cops could be in firing line ‘if system doesn't change’

If American police officers keep pushing the limits of their powers and there are no changes in the police system, people who are strongly frustrated will take their anger out on the authorities, Erik Nation, an American pastor, told RT.

The US has been inflamed, coast-to-coast, by recent protests against police brutality. Erik Nation, pastor of Zion Tabernacle the House of Prayers, thinks some things the police did were uncalled for and there will be repercussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia today correctly calls these protests against police brutality. Only in the US does the corporate media try to portray this as a racial issue.

Dec 09 07:43

Wrapping Paper With Swastika Pattern Recalled by Walgreens

Wrapping paper that contains a swastika pattern in the trim is being recalled from stores nationwide after an outraged California shopper noticed it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just getting silly! Nobody is going to see a Swastika in that pattern unless they are obsessed with seeing Swastikas everywhere! It reminds me of the stink over the tea kettle that looked like Hitler (if you really squinted your eyes).

Dec 08 15:19

Cops mock Garner with #WeCanBreathe tweet

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department attracted scrutiny over the weekend for a tweet that seemed to mock Eric Garner, the black man killed by New York City police in July by means many, including protesters nationwide, have deemed excessive.

In response to criticism over arrests made during protests in Indianapolis over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York officer for Garner’s death, Kendale Adams, a public information officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), tweeted Thursday evening from the IMPD’s Twitter feed “…communication with those involved was peaceful and appropriate but some opted for arrest by #choice, #WeCanBreathe.”

The hashtag #WeCanBreathe is a reference to Garner’s last words: Video of the incident shows that Garner said “I can’t breathe” 11 times as he was put into a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Dec 08 09:53

Black Teenager Shoots Newlywed Soldier and Executes His Pregnant Wife… Race Baiters Are Silent

A black teenager was convicted of the murder of a newlywed soldier and his pregnant wife in Colorado.

Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson was in Dallas, Texas, applying his expertise — whatever it is — to the medical care of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan and, not surprisingly, ignoring the Colorado case altogether.

Dec 08 09:50

NATO Prepositions Weapons in Poland for Attack on Russia

The lengthiest excerpt from the article that’s online is at NATO’s own site, the PR delivered straight from the horses’ mouth, http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/russia-fears-prompt-na..., which posting there is certainly validation that the article represents NATO’s position accurately, even if it does so in ‘appropriately’ vague terms. (Of course, that’s not “appropriate” for readers, but for NATO, which is the weapons-manufacturers’ trade-organization, that’s being served in this ‘news’ story.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A NATO-led war against Russia would be utterly disastrous for the West; and if you have a difficult time of wrapping your head around that, just look at the incredible "victory" NATO has wrested from the rebels in Afghanistan, 13 years on. Their "contribution" to the US war effort here has been one very sick joke.

And please don't get me started on the aftermath of their "victory" in Libya, with the ouster of Gaddafi, which has only exacerbated the instability here, to the point where various African countries are tag-teaming their military to control the insurgents. The future of Libya is still very much up in the air.

To put it plainly, NATO and the US do not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia; and this is what makes the military confrontation scenario so scary.

And in terms of Russia's manufacturing and purchasing of war equipment, although they are not spending as much as the US government, the Russians are getting a lot more bang for their buck than does the US.

A war against Russia would be the last, desperate act of a criminally insane Western leadership.

Dec 08 09:36

Georgia Is About To Execute A Mentally Disabled Man Whose Lawyer Was A Drunk Felon

Robert Wayne Holsey’s attorney during his capital trial was an alcoholic who admitted to drinking up to a quart of vodka every night while he was representing Holsey at trial. While the trial was going on, the lawyer was also facing a lawsuit from a client he had taken over $116,000 from. Eventually, the attorney lost his law license and was sentenced to three years in prison over the dispute with this client. During the period when he was preparing for Holsey’s trial, the attorney got into an argument with his neighbors that culminated in him threatening them with a gun while screaming “N*gger, get the fuck out of my yard or I’ll shoot your black ass.” Holsey is African American.

Dec 08 09:35

Americans Are The New Indian: Russell Means

American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation.

“The history of the American and the history of the Indian have now come full circle and are intertwined in the dictatorial policies of those that control the monetary system of America,” remarks Means.

Dec 08 09:31

LARRY SUMMERS: It Shouldn't Take This Long To Fix An Escalator

Take a walk from the US Air Shuttle in New York’s LaGuardia airport to ground transportation. For months you will have encountered a sign saying "New escalator coming in Spring 2015" ... It will take almost half as long to fix the escalator in LaGuardia as it took to build the Empire State building 85 years ago.

Is it any wonder that the American people have lost faith in the future and in institutions of all kinds? If rudimentary tasks such as keeping escalators going and bridges repaired are too much to handle, it is little surprise that disillusionment and cynicism flourish.

Dec 08 09:29

Secretive Pro-Corporate Trade Deal Could Endanger Health, Labor, Environment

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is being sold as the world’s biggest trade agreement, with the potential to affect hundreds of millions of Americans and Europeans. So why is it being negotiated in near-total secrecy?

The pact has European food, labor and other advocates up in arms. They say the deal, known by its TTIP acronym, benefits corporations at the expense of the public.

Among the more grave potential consequences: environmental damage, reduced financial regulation, and the placement of corporate rights above those of sovereign nations.

Amid all the hush-hush, one fact stands out: a big place at the negotiating table has been reserved for lobbyists who represent multinational corporations. This has allowed them to argue against including in the final treaty a number of consumer-friendly regulations and standards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this agreement come to fruition, you can bet on two things happening: it will be terrific for multinationals, and completely lousy for We the People.

Dec 08 09:24

Senator Jay Rockefeller singlehandedly kills Freedom of Information Act reform

The House unanimously passed a bill that would bring much-needed improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; the Senate had bi-partisan support for it, too -- but outgoing Sen Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) singlehandedly killed the bill in a closed-door committee meeting.

For 509 other members of Congress, these concerns were not enough to halt progress of much-needed reforms. It’s not clear which provisions the Senator is referring to, or what experts across the federal government he is referring to, because this short statement, issued at 6:30 PM on Friday after a full day of advocates, journalists and citizens asking for an explanation, doesn’t explain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a lovely parting gift from Senator Rockefeller to the American people; absolutely no transparency from the government which ALLEGEDLY represents them.

Way to go there, Jay!

Dec 08 08:38

Diocletian for President

A decade or more ago, it was the norm for those who proffered contrarian predictions of the world’s future to be regarded as doomsdayers. Today, that’s becoming less so.

An American colleague recently said to me, “I have to admit: I used to think some of your predictions were pretty unlikely, but so many of them have been coming true over the years that I’m paying closer attention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am getting a lot of that myself, these days!

Dec 08 08:22

NOW: Protesters shutting down Verrazano bridge in #NYC for #ericgarner #7minutes

Dec 08 08:17

Nazi education: Toy manufacturer insists on selling SS troops despite customer complaints

A Polish toy manufacturer will continue to sell its Nazi themed games, as the company believes it's a good way to educate children. Earlier this week, a store in Sweden said it would remove toy SS soldiers from its shelves, following customer complaints.

Lego-like figures with Swastikas and the Third Reich emblems are a fun way through which children can be taught history, Polish manufacturer Cobi said, stating it would continue to sell its World War 2 inspired toys.

Dec 07 07:45

Military unit reactivated in East Texas ceremony

Always made up of hometown volunteers, the 19th Regiment of the 3rd Battalion Texas State Guard was reactivated. Deactivated in the mid 2000s, the guard was reactivated in a flag ceremony at the Kilgore armory.

"When you get to be part of a reactivation, it's a great joy. You bring back the lineage, you bring back the heritage of that unit. All the men and women that fought in that unit, some gave their lives. There's a romantic quality to reviving the unit and taking command of the unit," says new regiment commander major Sidney Loggins.

With the unfurling of the regimental flag, the unit lives again.

Dec 07 07:45

Why are so many people unwilling to learn from people far smarter than they are?

It takes humility to acknowledge that you could be wrong, are not the smartest one in the room, and also to be able to ask for help.

Some people just have too much pride.

Dec 07 07:30

The Invocation of the Beast Nature and the Unnatural Course of Empire.

I am hugely entertained by Mr. Apocalypse. I have conferred personhood on him and for all I know he’s sitting in a control room somewhere, mixing and mastering. You see examples of his work every day and here is one of those, seriously ingenious examples of; as you read it, your mind (my mind anyway but… there’s only one mind) starts to consider; “Does this writer realize in his scoffing and adjective, laden disinfo offering that he is detailing what the truth of the matter is?” His scorn for Putin and Co. is over the top, yet he painstakingly adds in all information of value to be had; by a reporter anyway. The writer is presently IN Moscow so apparently Putin is good to go with freedom of the press.

Dec 07 07:28

Obama's mentor tells Middle East media U.S. is a major terrorist threat

One of President Barack Obama's friends from his days as a community organizer and local politician gave Iran's government-controlled news service an interview that appeared on Saturday throughout the Middle East. Former American radical and Weather Underground terrorist, Professor William Ayers, told Iran's Fars News Agency in an interview on Saturday that the U.S. is a terrorist nation and the most serious threat to world peace.

Dec 06 09:42

Chicago Cops Use Stingray to Intercept Protester’s Conversations, Leaked Audio Reveals

An audio recording leaked by the hacktivist group Anonymous appears to prove that Chicago police used an IMSI catcher, commonly referred to as a Stingray, to intercept phone calls during an Eric Garner protest Thursday evening.

IMSI catchers, small devices that mimic cell phone towers, give police and government agencies the ability to capture people’s cellular data in real-time. The audio, posted to the official Anonymous Twitter account Friday, reveals a conversation between the CPIC, Chicago’s Homeland Security-run Fusion Center, and a police officer spying on an alleged protest leader.

If confirmed, the revelation once again shatters claims by police departments that Stingrays are only used to stop the most heinous of crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People with kids and skills, get the hell out of this country while you still can.

Dec 06 09:36

Wall Street Moves to Put Taxpayers on the Hook for Derivatives Trades

Wall Street lobbyists are trying to secure taxpayer backing for many derivatives trades as part of budget talks to avert a government shutdown.

According to multiple Democratic sources, banks are pushing hard to include the controversial provision in funding legislation that would keep the government operating after Dec. 11. Top negotiators in the House are taking the derivatives provision seriously, and may include it in the final bill, the sources said.

The bank perks are not a traditional budget item. They would allow financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — potentially putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by the risky contracts. Big Wall Street banks had typically traded derivatives from these FDIC-backed units, but the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law required them to move many of the transactions to other subsidiaries that are not insured by taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was ever a time to call Rivero's Rangers to keyboards, it is now.

Write/email/fax/phone your Congressional Representative and let them know that IF this bill is passed in this form, that you would rather have a goat, or a dog represent you, than this current cache of purchased weasels who allegedly represent you now.

And please remember: Congress no longer represents We the People; they represent Those, the Corporations. We the People have become irrelevant and expendable. That is why these idiots in Congress believe that they can get away with this crud.

Then, be pro-active. Do not have any more money in your bank than you need for paying bills. In fact, and even though it is more expensive, pay your bills with money orders if possible. There are many businesses which will still take cash, and it has not yet been made illegal to do so.

Make sure you have small amounts of gold and silver for barter. Because if Congress is about to pass legislation like this, the excrement is very near to hitting the ventilation shaft, and I mean really, really soon.

Dec 06 08:31

Jen Psaki caught on a hot mic calling her prepared statements about the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”

Dec 05 13:24

Obama's Defense Nominee: Here Comes Trouble

Ashton Carter is the typical Beltway apparatchik – profiting from the revolving door between the military, heavy industry and academia.

He advised Goldman Sachs on military technology.

He was an actor in the dismantling of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, signed by Bill Clinton, which allowed a collection of Dr. Strangeloves to go rampant on computer simulated lab tests of nuclear weapons coupled with underground tests in the Nevada desert (plutonium blown up with explosives, for instance).

He was and remains a key actor in the ever evolving “policy” of demonization of Russia.

Way back in 1996, he was totally paranoid about both Iraq and Iran non-existent WMDs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have looked at this man's bio, which in "Washington-ese", is very impressive.

But what I do not see is any actual military experience indicating that he has ever, in his life, participated in real combat.

As someone with family which has served, and some which do currently serve in our military, the next time a Secretary of Defense is chosen, I want that person to have known real combat, from an in-the-trenches perspective.

I want them to know the cost of putting people's lives on the line, so this is not an abstraction to them.

And I want them to be keenly aware of choices and decisions this government can make which can get the geopolitical objectives won through peaceful means.

Dec 05 13:04

Marines to train in Los Angeles for urban combat

Dozens of Marines will be raiding buildings and shooting paintballs at each other in downtown Los Angeles to prepare troops for urban combat.

Capt. Brian Block said Thursday that the raids at several undisclosed locations in the city will be off limits to the public.

Block says the trainings are part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and involves about 2,400 Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

He says the Los Angeles portion will take place over a couple of days next week. The other exercises will take place at military bases in California, at a site outside Las Vegas and at an undisclosed location in Arizona.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever I read about "urban combat training" done in cities in the US, I have to wonder if these troops are ultimately going to be used against US citizens in these cities.

Dec 05 12:33

Protests erupt in wake of chokehold death decision

Protesters are flooding the streets of New York and elsewhere -- chanting, blocking traffic and demanding change after the decision not to indict in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Demonstrators staged a "die-in" in Brooklyn, New York, late Thursday. They lay in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. An eerie silence descended as the protesters, who had cardboard coffins, stopped chanting.

The march was being led by three mothers, all of whom had lost a son to police. Protesters stopped other marchers from getting ahead of the women. They wanted them to walk in front.

"I'm so happy that people of all cultures, all ethnicities, came out to show their love and support, and basically we have to make a change because they're killing us off," a protester told CNN.
Garner video: What the grand jury saw

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, this verdict was an absolute travesty of justice, and needs to be addressed through the courts.

But we also need to have a national conversation about how police are trained in this country, with national standards on outlawing the excessive use of force in the process of arresting ANYONE.

Unfortunately, the "Israelification" of American police is not helping to moderate the situation.

As reported at rawstory.com in December of 2011:

The extreme militarization of American police forces has been brought to public attention by the tactics employed against Occupy protesters, which often appear more appropriate to counter-terrorism operations than to the control of non-violent protest. According to investigative journalist Max Blumenthal, however, the proper term for this ruthless suppression of dissent should be “Israelification.” In an article which begins with examples of American police training alongside Israeli security forces, Blumenthal writes, “Having been schooled in Israeli tactics perfected during a 63 year experience of controlling, dispossessing, and occupying an indigenous population, local police forces have adapted them to monitor Muslim and immigrant neighborhoods in US cities. Meanwhile, former Israeli military officers have been hired to spearhead security operations at American airports and suburban shopping malls, leading to a wave of disturbing incidents of racial profiling, intimidation, and FBI interrogations of innocent, unsuspecting people. The Israeli influence has been particularly strong in New York City where, Blumenthal writes, “under the leadership of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, ties between the NYPD and Israel have deepened by the day. Kelly embarked on his first trip to Israel in early 2009 to demonstrate his support for Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip. … Kelly returned to Israel the following year to speak at the Herziliya Conference, an annual gathering of neoconservative security and government officials who obsess over supposed ‘demographic threats.’ … Back in New York, the NYPD set up a secret ‘Demographics Unit’ designed to spy on and monitor Muslim communities around the city.” Not only dissidents but even ordinary criminals may be treated as terrorists under the Israel model, which can also include the routine use of torture. Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham School of Law’s Center on National Security, told Blumenthal, “After 9/11 we reached out to the Israelis on many fronts and one of those fronts was torture. The training in Iraq and Afghanistan on torture was Israeli training. There’s been a huge downside to taking our cue from the Israelis and now we’re going to spread that into the fabric of everyday American life? It’s counter-terrorism creep. And it’s exactly what you could have predicted would have happened.” .

This country does not need more techniques in torture, terror, or causing death to unarmed suspects; it needs a way to teach police how to de-escalate a situation, to the point where, if the suspect is unarmed, that no violence has to be used.

Otherwise, and I shudder to think of it, there will be more Fergusons, and more New Yorks, in terms of killing of unarmed, minority suspects.

We can stop this trend, but it will take enormous good will and hard work on the part of all police departments in this country, all community outreach volunteers, and the courts.

Dec 05 11:22

OUR LATEST T-SHIRT DESIGN - Totally Pointless T-shirt

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The back story on this is our recent trip to Los Angeles, for which my wife implored me not to wear any WRH T-shirts that might offend the TSA, lest we be given a colonoscopy examination with a jackhammer. So I created this design, to fool the TSA into thinking we are harmless. It must have worked, because our tickets were stamped TSA-pre (meaning we could skip some of the more odious parts of the search) both ways! :)

Dec 05 09:31

Silicon Valley clears out notorious homeless ‘Jungle’ camp

Authorities began Thursday dismantling a notorious homeless camp known as “The Jungle” in the heart of California’s affluent Silicon Valley.

Municipal workers in white overalls and face masks moved into the camp along a creek in San Jose, where some 300 people live in tents and other makeshift lodging.

The encampment, only a few minutes away from the city’s downtown district, is home to people forced out of an overheating rental market as lucrative tech companies moved in in recent years.

“We have been rehousing for the last 18 months,” San Jose city spokesman David Vossbrink told AFP, saying they had found places for some 140 people in shelters, with some in hotels and motels.

Some 60 other people had received offers of rent subsidies but have not yet found somewhere to live, he added.

The operation to close down the camp will last two or three weeks, and will include putting up a reinforced fence to prevent anyone coming back and settling in again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am stunned that apparently, San Jose is unable to learn that there are far better ways of handling this than just chasing the indigent out of homeless encampments. As reported at nationofchange.org:

In eight years, Utah has quietly reduced homelessness by 78 percent, and is on track to end homelessness by 2015. How did Utah accomplish this? Simple. Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utah’s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but they keep the apartment even if they fail. The program has been so successful that other states are hoping to achieve similar results with programs modeled on Utah’s. It sounds like Utah borrowed a page from Homes Not Handcuffs, the 2009 report by The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless. Using a 2004 survey and anecdotal evidence from activists, the report concluded that permanent housing for the homeless is cheaper than criminalization. Housing is not only more human, it’s economical. This happened in a Republican state! Republicans in Congress would probably have required the homeless to take a drug test before getting an apartment, denied apartments to homeless people with criminal records, and evicted those who failed to become self-sufficient after five years or so. But Utah’s results show that even conservative states can solve problems like homelessness with decidedly progressive solutions.

Congrats, Utah State government; what you have done in this regard is monumentally inspiring, and should give a clue to the clueless in other state and city governments about how to solve the problem of homelessness permanently, and spend much less of the state's money in the process.

Dec 05 09:16

Ferguson marchers met with gunfire, racial slurs, fried chicken, and a melon

A group of Ferguson protesters were met Thursday afternoon with Confederate flags, racist symbols, and gunfire as they marched through a pair of rural Missouri towns.

Counter-protesters, including children, shouted racial slurs and carried signs urging the marchers to “go home,” reported the Columbia Missourian.

Residents of Gerald and Rosebud, where the marchers arrived about noon, set up a display of fried chicken, a melon, and a 40-ounce beer bottle in the street.

Some of the counter-protesters wore improvised Ku Klux Klan hoods, and they set up homemade signs supporting law enforcement and the grand jury’s decision not to charge Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This ABSOLUTELY reeks of spook central psyops.

To the peaceful protestors wanting to get their voices heard,please, do not allow these buffoons or any others to incite you to violence; that is precisely what the Federal government would love to have happen here, nationally, to give them the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and impose martial law.

That is ABSOLUTELY THE LAST THING we need to happen right now.

Dec 05 08:12

Obama Administration Double-Counted Healthcare Enrollees to Meet Goal

With so much riding on the success of the Affordable Care Act, officials in the Obama administration felt it necessary to inflate the number of Americans who had signed up for health insurance.

They tried pulling off this statistical sleight of hand by combining the number of people who had purchased dental coverage on the healthcare exchanges with those buying health insurance.

Somehow, the officials didn’t think anyone would notice … despite the fact they had previously reported the dental and medical totals separately.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees CMS, had to backtrack and admit that officials “erroneously” folded sign-ups for the two different plans together. “A mistake was made,” a spokesperson for HHS said in a statement, adding that, in fact, 6.7 million Americans had purchased medical coverage as of October 15.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The motto of this administration appears to be "If at first you don't succeed, lie, LIE AGAIN!!"

Dec 05 07:48

I'm done laughing at Obama's insanity

This has got to be a test. It can’t possibly be anything else. The way this president and government overall is blowing it so royally on an everyday basis staggers the human mind, or at least the ones that are working properly.

I suppose in a pinch we could look at it as a comedy cocktail that would be produced if Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor, Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock and Alfred E. Neuman all got together to see how much horror the American people could stomach before we stopped laughing. This Twilight Zone Psycho definitely Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest one too many times.

I’m done laughing.

Dec 05 07:25

The Kansas City of the Heart and Mind.

This can be a cold and seemingly pitiless world. I've seen some amount of that but I am certain I haven’t seen anywhere near the degree of it that some have. The sheer scale of suffering on any given day on this planet is beyond the grasp of any human imagination. Generally we do not know the extent of the suffering, or the level of depravity of the offenses because, in most cases, the news delivery systems are controlled by the people most responsible, over all, for the large majority of suffering world wide; that was some pretty messed up sentence structure but I’m going to go with it.

Dec 05 07:17

Clairassic Park - 21 years on

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Friday, December 5th, 2014, is Claire and my 21st wedding anniversary. The back story on this video is that Claire wrote this song for me for our 19th anniversary, so we recorded it, did a video to it using photographs sent into us by the WRH readers, then for our 20th anniversary, I edited a new video out of the images and videos our our life together.

May all married couples share the love and life that Claire and I have known!

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Dec 04 14:00

“Hell No”: Garner’s Wife Won’t Forgive as Protests Mount Over Choking Death

Ultimately, the rather clear case of excessive force and abuse of power by police – who were after Garner on a tax matter – will be mixed up in the larger national wave of increasingly racially divided politics.

The controversial decision comes only a week after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, which led to riots, outrage and a media storm in Ferguson and beyond. However, the Brown case was much less clear cut, while video makes clear that Eric Garner was a victim who didn’t not deserve death. He did not resist arrest, and his alleged crime was too petty to cost him his life:

Dec 04 10:49

A THREE MINUTE EXPERIMENT IN RACISM …. A MUST WATCH

The cancer is spreading. Ferguson was bad enough, New York isn’t much better …. this is how it starts;

Dec 04 08:34

LAPD’s New Catch, Violate and Release Policy

With over 379 arrests, as of now Los Angeles leads the nation in arrests of protesters protesting police brutality and what many people see as state sponsored killing and terrorism of Black and brown people.

Dec 04 08:25

NYPD Former ‘Cop of the Year’ busted trafficking 10 effin kilos of Coke in Florida

A Queens police officer who once won his precinct’s “Cop of the Year’’ award has been busted on cocaine-trafficking charges, sources said Tuesday.

Officer Philip LeRoy, who works in the 114th Precinct, was nabbed just before midnight Monday in Sunrise City, Fla., with two other men while allegedly buying 10 kilos of cocaine, sources told The Post.

Dec 04 08:06

U.N. ‘Torture Watchdog’ Group Says U.S. Police Brutality Must Be Stopped

The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States concluded that the international body should fully investigate and prosecute police brutality in the United States, including but not limited to shootings of unarmed African American youth, who are statistically more likely to come under police fire, even while unarmed.

Dec 04 08:05

Florida Judge Just Lifted Controversial Ban On Feeding Homeless

The Fort Lauderdale ordinance that has become infamous throughout the world in just one month has now been suspended by a Florida judge.

Broward Circuit Judge Thomas Lynch suspended enforcement of the ordinance restricting the all public feeding of homeless people. But the suspension is only for 30 days so far. During that time, the judge has ordered mediation on the issue.

Dec 04 07:53

Bombshell: Bombastic Police Chief Mark Kessler Worked With Feds To Bait Patriot Groups

On Tuesday former police chief Mark Kessler appeared on Fox News' The Alan Colmes Show and claimed all the video rants he produced were actually on behalf of the Federal Government. He says he contacted the Joint Terrorism Task Force and he was then put into operation by undisclosed federal agencies to bait patriot groups.

Dec 03 12:12

NYPD Releases New York City Crime Stats for 2013 Based On Race

New York City Population by Race/Hispanic Origin (Census Bureau 2013: American Community Survey ACS)
White 2,733,605 32.8%
Black 1,885,882 22.6%
Hispanic 2,406,890 28.9%
Total Population 8,336,697

The Firearm Arrest population is most frequently Black (69.3%) or Hispanic (21.6%). White arrestees account for (8.6%). Total Arrests: 2915

The Drug Felony Arrest population is most frequently Black (44.3%) or Hispanic (40.2%). White arrestees account for (13.3%)

The Drug Misdemeanor Arrest population is most frequently Black (48.3%) or Hispanic (35.2%). White arrestees account for (13.8%)

Drug Allegations most frequently identify Black (44.2%) and Hispanic (36.3%) suspects. White suspects (14.3%)

Dec 03 10:01

Michael Rivero - Dec. 2, 2014 - Hawaii Battle Ground for GMO Fight

Dec 03 09:38

Zen and the Art of Cancer and other Living Things.

The world continues to carousel through space, spinning through continuums of apprehension and threat. Hope springs eternal, like soft grass, routinely trampled by marching hobnailed boots. Then it springs up somewhere else. It’s not springing up here. That’s the ass media version and then we get into maybe a little less ass media over here, where a name crops up and then we get some more over here. They don’t say that the Russian is one of those oligarchs and when you go to search on him you find a very surprising …nada.

Dec 02 17:05

Claire Rivero's Music - Lord Help Us Make This World A Better Place

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After today's radio interview on child hunger I felt it was time for a repost.

Dec 02 15:27

Project Sunlight

Israel’s didn’t perform well in the last round of violence. The IDF didn’t achieve a single military objective. After a few days, its forces withdrew, humiliated and exhausted. The Israeli military admitted that it lacked an answer to Palestinian ballistics, tunnels and fierceness. In addition, the conflict in Gaza spilled over to the West Bank and to Israeli cities. Throughout, Netanyahu’s cabinet reacted slowly. It seemed confused by events. Soon Israelis were openly admitting that the future of the Jewish State was gloomier than ever.

Dec 02 13:26

How I Realized Child Hunger Hits Everyone Close To Home

It didn't take long for reality to hit close to home -- literally -- for me as I was filming my latest documentary, "Going to Bed Hungry: The New Face of Child Hunger." I was in Palm Desert, California, where my wife and I were married. It's an area near Los Angeles that we visit often and that has come to feel like a second home to our family. The beautiful resort community is filled with swimming pools, restaurants, and award-winning golf courses. According to a recent census report, one out of every two adults in the area are millionaires. Yet when we began research for our story, things suddenly took an interesting turn.

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Patrick Creadon is our first hour guest on today's radio show.

Dec 02 10:50

Cops Work for Corporate America as Oppressive Mercenaries for the 1% Says Retired Police Captain

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain, Ray Lewis, has a message for America. In a recent interview, Lewis makes it known that gone are the days of the police working for the people.

According to Lewis,

“It’s an oppressive organization now controlled by the one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”

Lewis gained notoriety when he crossed the blue line and came out to demonstrate in full uniform at the Occupy Wall St. protests and was arrested along with hundreds of others.

Lewis has called out law enforcement on their overly aggressive tactics saying,

“You should, by law, only use force to protect someone’s life or to protect them from being bodily injured. If you’re not protecting somebody’s life or protecting them from bodily injury, there’s no need to use force.”

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While I understand completely what this man is saying, the situation in Ferguson, with the ruling which absolved the police officer of murder, has been made deliberately...murky, and appears to be very politically motivated.

I have noticed a number of people not actually from Ferguson, who are demonstrating, are getting celebrated by the media, and appear to hope to get national riots going in other flashpoint cities, like Detroit or Chicago, where many innocent minorities are literally afraid to go out, because they may be racially profiled, or have to contend with with police brutality.

The problems in Ferguson are, unfortunately, not unique to Ferguson, and are American problems, which can only be resolved by people coming together peacefully, and working things out between leaders in the general community, and leaders in the police department.

But, one has to think: cui bono?!? Who benefits from national riots which only the American military can put down, and with extreme prejudice?!?

I have a suggestion of who thinks he will benefit from such actions: Our "El Supremo Decider", Obama, who at that point, could suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and mandate martial law.

And, please, don't for a moment think he would not LOVE to silence his critics by doing this; there is an underground stream of viciousness and retribution in this man's soul which runs deep, and knows no bounds, except where the rule of law constrains him.

He cannot abide even the slightest of criticisms, and refuses all responsibility when he has been in horrific errors of judgement.

I mean, using an Executive Order to do an end run around Congress on immigration?!? Through that action, Obama has declared that his only emotion for the laws of this land are those of complete contempt.

Dec 02 10:02

Downtown area hit by massive Detroit power outage

Power outages are reported across downtown Detroit this morning, including all fire stations and a number of schools, the People Mover and the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice courthouse.

The murder trial of Bob Bashara was abruptly paused after the lights flickered and went out. People are evacuating the courthouse by the stairwell.

Detroit Fire Department reports that some fire stations are on generator power, and all are able to take calls by landline or radio.

Roughly 100 buildings, all served by Detroit's Public Lighting Department, are without power. The cause of the outage hasn't yet been determined, DTE Energy spokesman Scott Simons said.

Dec 02 09:58

Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Over the past decade, the Middle East — the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of the three major monotheistic religions — has become a flashpoint for religious extremism and fascism. The general public has grown used to associating radicalism with Islam, even to such an extent that the general notion is that the Islamic faith is the expression of religious extremism par excellence.

Yet such assessments have generally failed to take into account an equally dangerous radical trend that has been unfolding in the region for decades — Zionism.

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I remember, as a kid, watching Khrushchev at the UN, banging his shoe on the table, and the translation of what he was saying was given as, "We will bury you!", which was construed by the "translator" as a threat against the US.

Of course, that was a complete mistranslation, and misrepresentation of what the man actually said. The real translation was "You will bury yourselves."

I think of those Jews, many of whom had escaped death during the Holocaust, who founded Israel.

And I have to wonder: is what Israel has become what they really wanted to see evolve?!?

A viciously apartheid, xenophobic culture, hating Muslim Arabs so intensely that many in government and Jewish faith communities have, sometimes very publicly, advocated their own, "Final Solution" to "The Arab Problem"?!?

There is a term in psychology called "enabling". It is when someone encourages someone else to do something that is bad and risky for that person, but -for their own reasons - continues to encourage this bad behaviour.

When one nation enables another nation's bad behaviour on the world stage, as the US does with Israel, the ultimate outcome cannot be good. And the US has done absolutely nothing to ameliorate the Israeli government's continuous onslaught against the Palestinians. Please note the following, from the Latimes.com, published on 24 July, 2014:

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war. Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, according to local health officials. Survivors said they had packed their belongings and were gathered in the schoolyard awaiting evacuation when the shells hit. But the circumstances remained murky late in the day. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said it had asked the Israeli liaison office repeatedly for a window of time in which to evacuate the staff and displaced people who wanted to leave the school. “We got no answer,” said Adnan abu Hasna, a spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. Survivors said they were waiting to leave when the shells hit.

These actions, coupled with brisk annexations of territories in which Palestinians have lived for generations; the routine torture of prisoners, including children;the daily killing of Palestinians in peaceful protest all lead to one inevitable conclusion: that Israel, as a country, is hell-bent on a complete genocide of all Palestinians, and a complete reconquering of the land, to, at last, create "Eretz Israel", or "Greater Israel."

I would strongly caution both the Israeli government, and certain religious leaders to be very, very careful about what they wish for here.

A physical victory in this regard may well lead to a moral, and spiritual curse upon this nation so intense that it can never, ever be unbroken.

Dec 02 08:31

Color Coded Slot Cars to the Sewers and the Stars

There are people out there doing good things; feeding the homeless, setting a good example on various levels in various theaters of operation, working in prisons and moving through the ass end of society to minister to drunks, drug addicts and the deranged. That is certainly a minority. The majority is composed of mindless consumers and sensation junkies. Then… at the other end are the monsters of the moment, the Satanists, Zionists, Israelis and all of the leaders in all of the countries that they control through their world wide, criminal banking syndicate, masquerading as a nation. Inside their minds is a radiant black snake of evil with its tail in its mouth. It’s not like the snake of the Ancient Egyptians, symbolizing certain eternal verities. This is also a snake that is eating itself but it is an evil snake, consuming itself after another fashion, acting out the perpetuating truth that evil destroys itself.

Dec 02 08:18

When San Francisco Stopped Prosecuting Drug Users, Violent Crime Went Down: Police Chief Greg Suhr Talks Narcotics Enforcement

But regardless of the questionable nature of Suhr's underlying logic, San Franciso offers an enticing glimpse at what American cities might begin to look like if drugs were legalized or decriminalized. Suhr's department still makes arrests for drug dealing, but only on a complaint-driven basis. They don't go out of their way to set up stings or raids. And while causation does not equal correlation, Suhr believes that the drop in violent crime since the shift in policy began indicates that his department has its priorities straight.

Dec 01 13:13

Government Gone Rogue: U.S. Paramilitary Started The Fires In Ferguson – Thugs Follow Suit

From JayWill’s alternative surveillance resource network, you are about to view a true story, recorded recently, documenting facts of the Fergson riots. This story is both dedicated to the faithful and presented to the falsehearted to encourage their research of truth and current events in the world in which we live today.

Dec 01 11:10

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This?…

There has only been one other time in history when the price of oil has crashed by more than 40 dollars in less than 6 months. The last time this happened was during the second half of 2008, and the beginning of that oil price crash preceded the great financial collapse that happened later that year by several months. Well, now it is happening again, but this time the stakes are even higher. When the price of oil falls dramatically, that is a sign that economic activity is slowing down. It can also have a tremendously destabilizing affect on financial markets. As you will read about below, energy companies now account for approximately 20 percent of the junk bond market. And a junk bond implosion is usually a signal that a major stock market crash is on the way. So if you are looking for a “canary in the coal mine”, keep your eye on the performance of energy junk bonds.

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Right now, it wouldn't hurt to have one eye focused on Wall Street, and the other on your preparations for any sign of civil disruption of services, etc..

Please, folks.

I am NOT Mrs. Chicken Little of Hawaii; I am urging both calm, and planning on your part.

Have adequate resources, in terms of long-storage food, potable water, and medications for your family and your pets. Have the ability to defend your home against looters, and find people in your community with whom you feel safe working and bartering goods and services to get things done.

Invest in small amounts of gold and silver if you can, because precious metals always have some intrinsic value.

Plan how to re-connect with family if the excrement really hits the ventilation system. Know how your kid's school prepares for any kind of emergency, and how you can get your kid out of school, if need be.

Preparation will both give you both peace of mind, and the understanding of how to work your plan, if and when you need to.

Dec 01 10:58

Saudi Arabia Declares Oil War on US Fracking, hits Railroads, Tank-Car Makers, Canada, Russia; Sinks Venezuela

When OPEC announced on Thanksgiving Day that it would maintain oil production at 30 million barrels per day, chaos broke out in the oil market, and the price of oil around the globe spiraled into a terrific plunge. The unity of OPEC, if there ever was such a thing, was in tatters with Saudi oil minister smiling victoriously, and with a steaming Venezuelan oil minister thinking of the turmoil his country is facing [OPEC Refuses to Cut Production, Oil Plunges off the Chart].

During the closed-door meetings in Vienna, Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi told OPEC members that OPEC had to combat the US fracking boom. If OPEC cut output to raise the price of oil, it would lose market share, he argued. The way to win would be to allow overproduction to depress prices to the point where they would destroy the profitability of North American producers. And they’d have to cut production, rather than OPEC.

Dec 01 10:36

Oil at $40 Possible as Market Redraws Politics From Caracas to Tehran

Oil’s decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union.

Russia, the world’s largest producer, can no longer rely on the same oil revenues to rescue an economy suffering from European and U.S. sanctions. Iran, also reeling from similar sanctions, will need to reduce subsidies that have partly insulated its growing population. Nigeria, fighting an Islamic insurgency, and Venezuela, crippled by failing political and economic policies, also rank among the biggest losers from the decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries last week to let the force of the market determine what some experts say will be the first free-fall in decades.

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This is precisely the outcome the US government wanted to see happen, particularly concerning Russia, and coupled with US sanctions.

I would, however, strongly caution this government to be very careful about what it wishes for here: global destabilization could well have an industrial-strength blowback for this administration, and for which it may be singularly unprepared.

Dec 01 10:28

Over Kill: Aiming for Two Militant Leaders in Pakistan, U.S. Drone Pilots Killed 233 People, including 89 Children

The U.S. drone program in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen is referred to as “targeted killing” of those deemed to be a danger to American interests. President Barack Obama even said in a speech on May 23, 2013, “[B]y narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us, and not the people they hide among, we are choosing the course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life.” Instead, the Central Intelligence Agency attacks are anything but targeted; hundreds often die in the multiple attempts to kill each individual.

A study (pdf) by Reprieve, a group that works against the death penalty and other government killing, showed that not only are many innocent lives lost in the attacks, but the actual targets are often missed. That can result in some being “killed” multiple times. Reprieve found 41 men whose deaths had been reported multiple times but remained alive while as many as 1,147 civilians in the kill zone died.

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The question thinking Americans must ask right now is, how do alleged "radicals" become radicalized against the US and the West?!?

Is it because there is some degree of transparency in their government, and votes actually count during elections?

Is it because people can work for decent wages, and are able to take care of their families, which have the advantage of low-cost, world-class medical care and a competitive education which can give that country a real, tangible edge in future generations?

I would strongly suggest, not at all.

When people are trapped with a US-imposed tinpot dictator, who has some material or geostrategic advantage to offer, and understands that the US will provide any means necessary to suppress even peaceful protest, people get angry at the US.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a perfect case in point. Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th fleet, is ruled by the Sunni Al-Khalifa monarchy, but the majority of Bahrain's people are Shiite Muslim.

When there were peaceful demonstrations a couple of years ago, where Bahrain's people were asking for a move toward a Constitutional monarchy, not only were they attacked, arrested,tortured, and jailed, after a kangaroo court hearing; the first responders who gave them medical aid were also attacked, arrested,tortured, and jailed after a kangaroo court hearing.

To say that the people of Bahrain are not particularly happy with their government, and profoundly unhappy with the US government for supporting it, is like saying the Titanic hit a little ice.

And IF a true revolution comes to this country which cannot be put down by either the Bahraini or Saudi military, I will be willing to bet you that executives of the US State Department, the Pentagon, Congress, and the White House will collectively have that glazed "deer in the headlights" look, claiming they never saw it coming.

President Kennedy said it best: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

As a Christian pacifist, I abhor violence, and would never advocate its use; I can understand, however, how violence becomes the ultimate, collective response to how people are brutally treated by a leadership more interested in US "foreign aid" ( read: bribery to keep the people "in their place"), and which generally never gets to the people who desperately need it, (as in the case with Yemen), than with improving the lot of their citizens. The citizens of Yemen are not happy, particularly in light of the fact that that US drone attacks are killing innocent men, women, children, and the medically fragile in their country.

These slaughtered innocents have names; they have families and friends who loved them.

And if some of these people were at the end of their collective rope, and became radicalized, it is the US foreign policy of supporting despots against their own people, while butchering the innocent, which has put them there. I cannot, morally, support a US foreign policy which does this.

And the most painful irony here, is that this is a foreign policy approach which is ultimately doomed to fail. You may want to ask the citizens of Cuba, Chile, or Iran about that, if you have the guts to do so.

To get what they want economically and geopolitically, the Chinese and Russian leadership are making deals; to get what the US government wants, it is waging wars, which appear to be on the verge of some massive and brutal escalation across the globe.

What is wrong with this picture?!? BLOODY EVERYTHING!!

Dec 01 08:52

White supremacy and Zionism converge in deleted Times of Israel post on Ferguson

Following an uproar on social media, a viciously racist blog post was removed from The Times of Israel. Titled “Nine Parallels between Palestine and Ferguson,” the post attacked African American protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and Palestinians as violent, “savage,” irrationally “angry” and deserving of the institutionalized state violence wielded against them.

Dec 01 08:36

Darren Wilson won’t receive severance pay according to mayor

Ferguson’s mayor said Sunday that Wilson did not receive any severance package. Wilson won’t receive any further pay or benefits, and he and the city have severed their ties, Mayor James Knowles told reporters a day after Wilson tendered his resignation, effective immediately.

Nov 30 13:47

How Many Ways Can Goldman Give?

Hillary Clinton is leaving nothing to chance, and neither is Goldman Sachs. Since her first Senate campaign in 1999, the firm has been bankrolling Clinton to the tune of millions. Individual donors like Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein have been generous, but the firm has sought to purchase influence and good will through more oblique channels: speaking fees as well as contributions to the nonprofit Clinton Foundation.

Of course, Goldman is not alone. Citigroup ranks No. 1 in lifetime donations to Clinton; Morgan Stanley is No. 6 and employs Clinton confidant Tom Nides.

Wall Streeters are ready for Hillary.? And after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, it will be increasingly difficult to track their influence.

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Under a Hillary Clinton presidency, everything one may despise in the Obama administration will continue, but on steroids.

There will be no governmental responsibility whatsoever; at the end of the day, she is simply another slave to her corporate and Israeli masters.

Message will have absolutely no relationship to reality; the wars will continue, potentially leading us to war with Russia; the destruction of the American Middle Class will have become complete; US "education" will continue to become more third world; torture of prisoners of war will be routine; the bankers will fatten their purses, and this country's leadership will become even more brutal toward its own citizens in ways you cannot begin to imagine.

In fact, the potential ugly reality here should be expressed in the following bumper sticker: "Hillary Clinton: she'll do for America...what she did for Benghazi!!"

Folks, just please: look at her record, going back to her law school days, and her employment shortly after that. And how various jobs ended. Understand that the woman has the morals of a trout. (Yes, I know I'll get emails from trout who are insulted by that, but it's a fact.)

And the problem here for me is, a Clinton candidacy is, allegedly, the best the Democratic Party can conjure. And the Republicans, particularly is Jeb wins the nomination, can seem to do no better for We the People.

It appears to be only a matter of time, and timing, before all the reasons I have articulated as to why I would be morally unable to vote for Clinton, come to pass; but they will also come to pass if the best the Republicans can do is to nominate Jeb Bush.

As of yet, I fail to see a potential candidate for President coming out of either party. And that is truly ....unfortunate for American's voters.

Nov 30 12:43

Awareness or Denial: It's Your Choice - Part 1 | Mike Rivero

Nov 30 12:02

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown has resigned, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the confrontation between the white officer and unarmed black 18-year-old that ignited protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

Darren Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting, resigned effective immediately, said his attorney, Neil Bruntrager. He declined further immediate comment.

Nov 30 11:57

A jet's sonic boom, meteors, fireworks... or UFOs? Listen to the explosions that were heard from Devon to Aberdeen last night - which have stumped the MoD - and decide for yourself

Last night, Britons from Aberdeen to Devon were left baffled by a series of mysterious explosions which shook windows and disturbed sleeping children.

Hundreds of Twitter users reported the sounds between around 9pm and 11pm last night, with many describing the noise as sounding like 'distant fireworks'.

But despite suggestions of RAF jets, meteors and aliens flooding the social media site today, no one has been able to explain what was heard. Even the MoD has said it is stumped.

Now a recording of the 'loud bangs', taken by a woman as she sat at home in Croydon, south London, might shed light on what is really behind the unexplained noise.

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Sounds like either a fireworks factory or a munitions plan burned down! :)

Nov 30 11:57

Jeb Bush’s Four Mysterious Companies Share The Same Address And Have Never Done Any Known Business

Jeb Bush and his capital investment company have set up several companies that, despite being registered to his office and being approved for “any and all lawful business,” have seemingly not yet done anything. A ThinkProgress review of corporate registration records with the Florida Department of State revealed several companies registered in Bush’s name but little additional information.

In addition to his lengthy and troubled history as a business consultant and corporate board member, in recent years former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has ventured into a new territory: capital investment. Since 2008, he and his partners have registered a lengthy array of secretive companies with the state of Florida.

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I hope the continued scrutiny here pays off before the 2016 elections, to find out just how these companies have been engineered to contribute to the Bush family's economic dynasty.

Nov 30 11:51

Swiss Gold Referendum Fails: 78% Vote Against "Protecting The Country's Wealth"

Whether as a result of an unprecedented scare campaign by the Swiss National Bank (most recently reinforced by Citigroup), or due to confidence that Swiss gold is as safe abroad as it is at home, or simply due to good old-fashioned "hanging chads", today's most awaited event has come and gone and the result - according to early projections by Swiss television SRF - is that the Swiss population overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to force the Swiss National Bank to hold some 20% of its reserves in gold in a landslide vote, with about 78% voting against what AP politely termed "protecting the country's wealth by investing in gold."

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Whether the results of a slick ad campaigns, or an incredible hack job, the executives of the Bank of Switzerland can collectively breathe a sign of relief that this referendum didn't pass.

Nov 30 11:24

THANKSGIVING IN FERGUSON (SPOOF)

Nov 29 07:12

Killing for Krap and the Wrath of Tamerlane.

The fall of a gigantic super power and its culture of excess is never pretty. It is especially gruesome when, front and center, all that one can see is the tawdry, the ridiculous and the embarrassing. Of everything I have seen, nothing sums it up better (or worse?) than this. It’s all become a cartoon; an unfunny cartoon. The leaders are cartoon characters. The social luminaries and entertainment icons are all cartoons. When it isn't a cartoon it is a horror movie. It’s Tom and Jerry hacking each other to death with axes. It’s Roadrunner being chased by a rabid, frothing at the mouth, rabid coyote and then… a safe falls on his head. It’s not a safe, it’s the Federal Reserve and it’s not the Roadrunner, it’s the American public, lurching on crutches down a concrete road of fused skeletons. The stretch of the highway of the dead goes on forever.

Nov 29 07:07

Anonymous posts KKK leader’s personal data online in ongoing war over Ferguson

Hacktivists aligned with the Anonymous movement have published credit card numbers and other personal information allegedly belonging to a leading Ku Klux Klan member amidst a grudge between the groups fueled by recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Members of the loose-knit hacktivist collective have taken aim at the Klan in recent weeks after the KKK threatened to use lethal force against demonstrations descending on Ferguson to protest the August 9 killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by local police officer Darren Wilson. The feud between the groups has only escalated in the days since, though, and now Anons are circulating what they claim to be sensitive details about a powerful Klansman and his family.

Nov 28 08:01

MY TEN YEAR OLD SON WANTS ANSWERS ABOUT FERGUSON

My son wants me to reassure him, and tell him that of course Darren Wilson will go to jail. At 10 years old, he can feel deep in his bones how wrong it was for the police to kill Michael Brown. “There will be a trial, at least — right, Mom?” My son is asking me a simple question, and I know the answer.

Nov 28 08:00

MORE SPOOFS ON FERGUSON/PALESTINE

Nov 27 08:47

A Major International Monetary Crisis is Looming: The Suppression of Gold and Silver? Is COMEX being Cornered?

It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I have had all of you as friends and associates during what has been a long war, not a good war, but a very long “financial war”. As you know from these writings; this has been a war conducted by the Federal Reserve against the entire world, aided and abetted by major international banks via the manipulation of most every market on the planet. The ethics and morals our country was originally built on …be damned!

Nov 27 08:26

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~ IF YOU DARE!

Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high
and told all your friends of your Indian claim
Proud good lady and proud good man
Some great great grandfather from Indian blood came
and you feel in your heart for these ones

Nov 27 06:46

Black officer shoots and kills white unarmed man

While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.

Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.

Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor.

Nov 26 14:14

Live Stream VIDEO: Protesters Shut Down Three New York City Bridges In Reaction To #Ferguson

Nov 26 10:36

Dinner with the Devil and the Patanjai Method

The power of the obvious is as great or as muted as the mind of the perceiver. You see what you see based on what you permit yourself to realize, to the degree that that realization puts you in danger of estrangement from your colleagues and the world around you. The world is sick and you are sick, to the extent that you accommodate it, for the purpose of the sensation and appearance of operational harmony and a security in the freedom to maintain your place in it.

Nov 26 10:34

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for heart surgery

U.S. Supreme CourtJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning to place a stent in her right coronary artery, the high court said in a statement.

Nov 26 10:28

LATUFF’S FERGUSON SPOOFS

Nov 26 08:53

#FERGUSON POLITICAL CARTOONS

Nov 26 07:45

Fredrick Wilson II is one smart young man!

Nov 26 07:33

What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Ferguson

Whereas the hundreds of cases of egregious police brutality directed against people of all colors every year are routinely ignored or forgotten by the mainstream media and political leaders, the race baiters only ever direct African-Americans to get excited about ambiguous or outright justifiable cases like Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown.

This misdirection succeeds in fooling activists into rallying behind lost causes, while convincing the majority of Americans that people who complain about police brutality are ignorant, stupid, bias and even violent.

This is the one true narrative that the mainstream media won’t tell you about in advance of expected further unrest in Ferguson and other major American cities in the days and weeks to follow.

Nov 25 09:06

Ferguson: Why was the grand jury decision kept secret for hours?

During the height of the months-long protests in Ferguson last summer, police said demonstrators could protest all they want -- as long as they stayed home after dark.

The reasoning back then: Troublemakers from outside the city come in to create chaos under cover of darkness, making police's job of maintaining order difficult.

And yet, even though a grand jury reached a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson by Monday afternoon, the decision wasn't publicized until hours later -- around 8 p.m. in Missouri.

So why did officials wait so long?

Nov 25 08:50

40 Cops Convicted or Charged With Sex Crimes and Child Rape JUST Within This Month

While U.S. media profit off the so-called suspense regarding the kangaroo grand jury “decision” for Ferguson, Missouri killer cop Darren Wilson, cops across the country are raping children, killing their wives, and selling child pornography with ZERO media scrutiny.

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The media is trying to spin Ferguson as a race issue, but in truth the issue is all of the American people, of all colors, against a brutal oppressive government!

Nov 25 08:45

Ferguson Ground Teams Report Shots Fired, SWAT Teams Deployed, Firefighters Pull Back: “Everyone In the Street Area Is Subject to Arrest”

Local Action 41 News reports that incoming flights into St. Louis have been re-routed. No inbound flights are allowed to land at St. Louis airport at this time. It is not clear whether this is related to the Ferguson riots.

Nov 25 07:38

The Color of Crime

Major Findings
• Police and the justice system are not biased against minorities.
Crime Rates
• Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder,
and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
• When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely
than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
• Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and
Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
• The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of
the population that is black and Hispanic.
Interracial Crime
• Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving
blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
• Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Fortyfive
percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are

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Normally I would not post articles like this, but I feel that in order to defuse the situation arising out of Ferguson it is necessary to dispel some of the false illusions used to sell race-hate as a political agenda, in particular that a people innocent of any wrongdoing are being oppressed out of proportion to anyone else.

Nov 25 07:18

From Midwest to Both Coasts, Fury Boils Over

Months of anger and frustration, in the end, led only to more anger and frustration.

Shops were looted and burned on Ferguson’s main street. There were smoke bombs, tear gas, thrown rocks and random gunshots. In Ferguson, the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown was almost as bitter and hollow as his killing itself.

Brien Redmon, 31, stood in the cold watching a burning police car and sporadic looting after the announcement that there would be no indictments for Mr. Brown’s death at 18.

“This is not about vandalizing,” he said. “This is about fighting a police organization that doesn’t care about the lives they serve.”

Nov 24 19:46

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted In Michael Brown Shooting

A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced Monday.

McCulloch said members of the jury met for 25 days and heard over 70 hours of testimony from over 60 witnesses before reaching their decision.

The Aug. 9 death of Brown, who was unarmed, sparked massive demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson and a national conversation on race and law enforcement. Activists had predicted a new wave of demonstrations if Wilson was not indicted -- not only in Ferguson, but in the greater St. Louis region and in other cities across the country.

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Remember, violence is what the Federal Government WANTS!

Nov 24 19:25

GRAND JURY DOES NOT INDICT DARREN WILSON FOR MURDER OF MICHAEL BROWN,

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DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Nov 24 13:40

Reports: Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

CLAYTON, Mo. — A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., several media outlets reported Monday.
The panel’s ruling is expected to be revealed during a press conference at the courthouse in Clayton later today.

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MAY COOLER HEADS PREVAIL!

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Nov 24 08:00

Anchors met in secret with Darren Wilson

Anchors negotiated in secret with Darren Wilson

Matt Lauer, George Stephanopoulos, Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are among the television personalities who've met with Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson, Brian Stelter reports. There is some potential money for subjects of these bidding wars, Jim Moret explains -- in licensing photos. But mostly it's about comfort and timing. (CNN) | "When 'off the record' is used to protect not only what’s said in a particular meeting, but also the meeting itself, it becomes a tool not so much for journalists but for the sources seeking to own them."

Nov 24 07:32

Grand jury evidence may not be released

The wait continues for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. On Sunday, we learned that the evidence the grand jury is hearing may not be released after all.

If Darren Wilson is indicted, the evidence presented to the grand jury would not be released because it would be used during the trial.

In an interview on September 28, Bob McCulloch said the judge agreed that the records would be made public, if there is no indictment.

Nov 23 07:33

Why haven't we heard from Ferguson grand jury?

The signs pointed to the grand jury drawing near a decision as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will be charged with a crime for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

But word leaked out Saturday that when the Missouri grand jury wrapped up its session Friday, it's hadn't wrapped up the case. The 12 grand jurors will meet again Monday, sources said.

People are getting antsy. Supporters of Brown's family want to see Wilson go to trial. The officer's supporters want him to be vindicated.

Business owners worry about their property. Officials are concerned about keeping the peace.

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They are going to announce the decision the night before Thanksgiving when everyone is too busy mashing potatoes and stuffing turkeys to bother to riot,

Nov 22 18:35

Our Apologies

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Earlier tonight FOX 28 issued a story on their website to the effect that the Grand Jury had decided to indict Darren Wilson, saying

"The grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown announced their decision to indict Ferguson officer Darrien Wilson. Wilson, 28, reportedly "

But now the story which had been on this URL (a and flagged by Google Alerts) has been erased!

Nov 22 12:01

Ferguson Grand Jury fails to reach conclusion

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Leaving neither side with any issue to riot over!

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Nov 21 08:18

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in talks to resign; grand jury decision nears

As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said.

Nov 21 08:02

Anonymous: KKK members may have infiltrated Ferguson cop support group

Anonymous claims it has identified members of the Ku Klux Klan at a support group rally for police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Following the expose, the support group removed the photograph from Facebook.

The latest move in its cyber battle against the Ku Klux Klan, the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to identify three members of the Klan at a recent rally in support of Wilson. A grand jury is currently deliberating whether to hand down an indictment of Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown, who was killed on August 9. That decision is expected any day.

Nov 21 07:43

False flag? ‘Tolerance’ of ISIS, Israel tested in social experiment at Berkeley (VIDEO)

A US political satirist staged a social experiment at a prestigious university. Waving an ISIS flag was met with no negative reaction, but with an Israeli flag he got a less-than-warm reception from the students.

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Those college students are smart enough to figure out who the bad guys are for themselves.

Nov 20 12:19

Grand jury decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson could come Friday

A tense Ferguson is awaiting to hear whether a St. Louis County grand jury believes Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

The grand jury hearing evidence plans to meet Friday for what might be its final session.

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Nov 20 12:04

Grand jury decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson could come Friday

The grand jury hearing evidence on the Michael Brown shooting is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session, and a decision on whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson could come the same day, law enforcement officials briefed on the plans said.

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So, Obama announces his executive amnesty (on the Spanish networks only), then tomorrow the Grand Jury kicks Darren Wilson free, and by the time the rioting is done Americans will have forgotten that today is the day Obama became a Dictator!

Nov 20 11:17

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

Nov 20 08:03

American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms'

In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London.

In Washington D.C. this week to promote their findings, researchers with the Legatum Institute measure a nation's prosperity on a number of factors including health, safety, education, economy, opportunity, social capital, governance and personal freedoms.

According to the 2014 Index (pdf) released earlier this month, in the measure of personal freedom, the United States has fallen from 9th place in 2010 to 21st worldwide—behind such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

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Behind Uruguay and Costa Rica on civil liberties protections?!?

I know I sound like chipped CD on this issue, but people with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country while you still can.

Nov 20 07:59

How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent

As we wait for the grand jury verdict on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, schools in Ferguson are preparing to close, the police are stocked up on riot weapons and white supremacists are pledging to kill. A sand-colored, mine-resistant military vehicle was seen parked in front a local Dairy Queen. Protesters are organized and eschewing violence for clever forms of civil disobedience, but know they will likely face violence: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has already declared a state of emergency in Ferguson.

Armored trucks in the street and a fear of mayhem are more common abroad, but Ferguson shows they now have a place in the suburbs of America. Police have militarized from to boots to brainstem.

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It appears that at both the Federal and State level, the government wants violence in Ferguson, to viciously stomp down with extreme prejudice, and show the world the the US striving to become "number one" when it comes to police brutality, particularly against minorities.

It is very sad to me that the crisis brought on by the killing of Michael Brown cannot become an opportunity for the police to change their institutional culture and reach out to the citizens of this community, which would be the best possible outcome.

Unfortunately, no matter the Grand Jury's decision, I would almost be willing to bet that there will be violence, not only in this town, but in other densely-packed urban areas where joblessness and poverty are rife.

And why?!? Because the good jobs which used to be the bedrock of the middle class in this country have been outsourced/offshored to the cheapest labor pools possible on this planet.

And it hasn't mattered much who is in office, as this development has unfolded over the last 30 years, because those same executives which are doing this are contributing generously to their candidates of choice, who have now become representative of corporations, not at all of We the People.

I sincerely believe that most people, given the opportunity, will work when it is possible; it is just that there are no jobs for them to go to, due to offshoring/outsourcing.

I can never condone violence, as an answer to any societal problem; but I can understand how it comes about, out of intense frustration that absolutely nothing is working properly in your life.

And being unemployed,and barely surviving on public assistance, have to be frustrating in the extreme.

And the longer one is out of a job, the more prejudicial companies are about hiring that person.

Nov 20 07:51

Assange's extradition order upheld by Swedish Court of Appeal

Sweden's Court of Appeal announced on Thursday that Wikileak's founder Julian Assange's arrest warrant will be upheld by the state. Assange's lawyer said shortly after his client will now take his case to Sweden's Supreme Court.

The Scandinavian Court of Appeal issued its verdict on the Wikileaks editors' drawn out extradition case on Tuesday.

Assange's arrest warrant surfaced in 2010 in the of wake sexual assault allegations leveled at him by two Swedish women.

Nov 20 07:49

Gunman killed after shootings on Florida State campus

A gunman was shot dead at a Florida State University library early Thursday after shootings that left three injured.

At least two of the injured had been shot, campus police and hospital officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night.

The gunman was killed by officers when he opened fire on them, police said.

Nov 20 07:34

Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds

A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study.

Researchers in Switzerland studied bank workers and other professionals in experiments in which they won more money if they cheated, and found that bankers were more dishonest when they were made particularly aware of their professional role.

When bank employees were primed to think less about their profession and more about normal life, however, they were less inclined to dishonesty.

"Many scandals..have plagued the financial industry in the last decade," Ernst Fehr, a researcher at the University of Zurich who co-led the study, told reporters in a telephone briefing. "These scandals raise the question whether the business culture in the banking industry is favouring, or at least tolerating, fraudulent or unethical behaviours."??

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And this, folks, is the reason the next time there is a major bank failure, or scandal in the US, those bankers responsible should be tried, convicted, and incarcerated in the polar opposite of a "Club Fed".

In this country, crime only seems to pay if one is already wealthy, like for a Bernie Madoff, who ripped off his clients to the tune of anywhere from 13 to 21 billion dollars.

Nov 20 07:30

Darren Wilson's supporters attack President Obama for 'failing to support officer's family' - and claim shooting deaths have been turned into 'race war'

The seven-minute clip says that the President should have got in touch with Darren Wilson’s relatives to give them his support in the wake of the August 9 killing in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis.

The video says that Wilson’s life was ‘turned upside down’ and that Mr Obama aligned himself with Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was killed.

Nov 20 07:27

Navy Vet Fired After Posting Photos Of DHS Trucks In Hotel Garage

Mark Paffrath noticed something strange in the parking garage of the hotel he worked at. There were numerous vehicles from The Department of Homeland Security sitting in the parking. Paffrath took a couple of photos and posted them to his Facebook page.

Nov 19 16:30

Ogden man gets up to 5 years for burrito theft

An Ogden man will serve up to five years in prison for stealing two burritos from a gas station.

Nov 19 12:41

Newton, NJ cop accused of exposing himself during traffic stops

A Newton police officer was caught on videotape
unzipping his pants and exposing himself to young men during at least five
traffic stops, an arrest affidavit says.

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They learning this from those Israeli training courses?

Nov 19 11:08

Judge: EM lawsuit can proceed on racial grounds

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s emergency manager law can proceed on grounds that the law disproportionately affects African-Americans.

U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh said Michigan’s system for assigning cities and school districts with emergency managers provides “enormous discretion to state decision makers and creates a significant potential for discriminatory decisions.”

Nov 19 08:06

Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Jury's Ferguson Decision

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Nov 19 07:45

Global Warming, What Global Warming?

Michael Rivero - Obama Internet plan not so friendly

Nov 19 07:31

One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled

After spending months trying to register for the ACA in late 2013 and early 2014 my kids got put on our state's insurance (at "no cost") and my wife and I bagged an ACA policy at a subsidized cost of $281 per month with a total out of pocket of about $6500 (just for the two of us).

Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%.

Basically we are now paying the same amount for the two of us that we paid for all four of us one year ago.

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Nov 19 06:19

Missouri governor unable to explain who’s in charge in Ferguson (AUDIO)

The audio, published on the internet by Swaine late Monday, shows Nixon struggling to answer a question posed by Huffington Post’s Matt Sledge: “Does the buck ultimately stop with you when it comes to how any protests are policed?”

“Um, we’re, um, I, you know, it, uh, our goal here is to, you know, keep the peace, and allow all voices to, uh, to be heard,” Nixon replies with a rambling, 14-second-long attempt at a response.

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TRANSLATION: The feds are directing this theater piece! Only he can't say that!

Nov 19 06:14

Cleveland to Pay $3 Million Over Police Shooting

Gilbert called the shooting "probably one of the worst cases of police misconduct" in U.S. history because of the number of police officers involved. More than 100 officers and 60 police cars, including some driven by supervisors, were involved in the chase. Gilbert said that by the time the chase ended in East Cleveland, officers had Russell's car blocked in and surrounded when they opened fire.

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Basically the victims' car was stopped and the two men unarmed when the police opened up with 137 shots, killing both of them.

Nov 19 06:04

DHS & National Guard Preparing For Mass Rioting In Ferguson

Greece is battling to exit it early but the IMF wants Greece to take on more debt. As time goes on it is taking people longer and long to get a job. Inflation creeps up even though fuel prices are down. NAHB sentiment up, mortgage apps and sales decline.France will not sign the TTIP. Frankfurt is now offering direct settlements in Chinese yuan. US now ranks 21 in personal freedom according to a survey. DHS and the National Guard are getting prepared for riots. The FBI warns things can go hot fast not just in Ferguson but around the country. The gold in Ukraine’s vaults has mysteriously disappeared. UN wants the Islamic State oil truck transports destroyed.

Nov 18 16:16

NAACP Condemns Ferguson State of Emergency, Compares Rioters, Looters to Boston Tea Partiers

After Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) declared a state of emergency on Monday days before the Ferguson grand jury is expected to make its decision on whether to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, the NAACP condemned the decision as "presumptuous."

NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks said the state of emergency declaration only threatens to "stir up tension" and is "both premature in its application and presumptuous in intention" to the "hundreds of peaceful demonstrators who have embraced their Constitutional right to protest."

Nov 18 16:03

Plight of Chewy, Michigan dog tied outdoors in snow, creates furor on Facebook

Dog lovers around the world are uniting on behalf of Chewy, a small mixed breed mutt from Gobles, who has been pictured tied to a tree in recent snow storms.

After Monday night's storm the dog's champion, who writes that she lives nearby on the 29000 block of CR 390, turned to social media to try to pressure action on the dogs's behalf.

The Kalamazoo Gazette has received calls and emails from Ohio, New York, and South Africa, among other places.

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Funny how we don't see that kind of outrage over the homeless Americans freezing to death this winter!

Nov 18 13:09

Rape, Lies & Videotape in Ferguson

The department spokesman’s doubts notwithstanding, the ensuing arrest report was fielded by none other than Wilson, badge 609. The report states that Wilson had been preparing to issue 30-year-old Mike Arman a summons for having broken-down cars in his yard, in violation of one of the ordinances that allow the city to raise millions of dollars from poor and working people and issue an annual average of three warrants per household. Wilson attests that he arrested Arman for “failure to comply” after he supposedly ignored instructions to “remove the camera from my face in order for us to complete the process of the derelict vehicles.”

Never mind that Arman’s camera was those eight strides from being in Wilson’s face. Wilson also cited Arman for “violation of pit bull regulations,” saying there were three in the yard. Arman would insist that he has only a bulldog.

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If there is a riot following the Darren Wilson announcement, I point the finger of blame squarely at the police departments of the United States, those civil-forfeiture happy, Israeli trained, trigger-happy fools who have forgotten that there is a Bill of Rights they are supposed to comply with.

Nov 18 12:30

Ferguson Grand Jury Nears Decision

The 12-member grand jury that is debating whether to charge white police officer Darren Wilson with a crime in the shooting death of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown this past August is nearing its decision.

Nine of the jurors must agree there is probable cause in order to charge Wilson. They are not sequestered. And their decision is likely to spark violence, perhaps across the U.S.

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Nov 18 08:17

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN SERIOUS NEED OF DONATIONS

You all know how I hate to ask for money, but with the costs of moving to the new server, problems with the membership system, companies going out of business that used to advertise with us, etc. WRH, like everyone else (not being paid to be a government/corporate propagandist), is struggling to make ends meet.

Nobody working on WRH gets a salary. We do not earn anything off of the GCN radio show. This is all done for love of country and the restoration of the Republic. If I could pay for it all out of my own pocket I would do so (as I did the first decade), but the costs for equipment, ISP, bandwidth are going up.

The good news is that we do not have the overhead of other operations (as the people who write in to complain about the lack of a backdrop on the Bambuser feed like to remind me), so even a tiny bit of help can keep WRH running.

Thanks.

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UPDATE: My sincere thanks to everyone who has donated. Every bit helps. I am most touched by the people who sent in donations even though prudence and their own economic situations would have suggested not doing so. As I noted in the letters section, we received donations from people who have lost their jobs, their investments, some on the verge of losing their homes. These are people who really cannot afford to support the patriot movement but choose to do so anyway because they know this is their country, and it is in danger from its own government, and they want their Constitutional Republic brought back. The best way to fight the Big Money influence on government is for all the "little money"; the millions of working and middle class Americans, to band together in opposition to the oligarchs who have murdered what was once the greatest nation on Earth and even now squabble in the halls of Congress over who will get to carve off the biggest chunk of the carcass.

Again, thank you, all of you.

Nov 18 08:00

Organizers Train Newly Minted Protesters in St. Louis

Protesters anxiously awaiting the St. Louis grand jury decision relating to the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown have been training activists all weekend in preparation for the day the grand jury makes an announcement about whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death.

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More and more this looks like a staged riot about to happen for political gain.

Nov 18 07:39

Will Darren Wilson, The Ferguson Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Jr., Be Indicted? (UPDATED)

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., will get an advance notice when the grand jury makes a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

Nov 18 07:07

Petitioning Jim Benson - Stop Fracking next to El Paso, Texas

Fracking endangers the health, safety and welfare of people, pollutes the air and ground, results in rising crime and social and medical costs, utterly destroys ecosystems and permanently contaminates underground aquifers with toxic compounds and consumes billions of gallons of water. Yet, just a few minutes away from the city limits of El Paso, Texas a major metropolitan area of 675,000 people, and a few miles from the farming community of Dell City, Texas, the University of Texas System has leased over a hundred thousand acres to Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for the sole purpose of fracking. Torchlight Energy says that it may drill up to as many as 2500 wells on this area immediately east of El Paso called the Diablo Plateau which, with the Otero Mesa in New Mexico, forms a rich ecosystem of plants and animals. Torchlight Energy Resources must not drill there. The University of Texas Lands System must not allow them.

Nov 18 06:46

Mysterious Earth-Shaking Booms Rock Ohio

Three unexplained earth-shaking booms rocked two Ohio counties last night, prompting a wave of 911 calls from concerned residents.

Residents of Montgomery County and Warren County reported hearing three loud booms at around 7pm yesterday evening, prompting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to send deputies out to investigate.

“One Miamisburg man said the loud booms sounded like an explosion, and that the last one sounded louder than the first,” reports WHIO, adding that the booms brought baffled neighbors out into the street.

Local utility companies said there were no incidents or power outages in the area that could have explained the booms, while Wright-Patterson Air Force Base asserted that there were no aircraft in the area that could have caused a sonic boom by breaking the sound barrier.

Over the last few years, there have been a rash of reports concerning strange noises heard both underground and in the sky in areas across the country.

Nov 18 06:45

Fredericton High School dress code targeted by young feminists

Fredericton High School’s dress code calls on all members of the education community to dress in a modest and appropriate manner.

But the Fredericton Youth Feminists say the code unfairly targets young women and promotes the idea that sexual assault should be blamed on the woman.

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This is an "empowerment" tactic the militant feminists used to use back in the 1990s, dress provocatively then attack any man who tried to pay them a compliment.

Nov 17 13:56

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

False rape accusations are a lightning rod for a variety of reasons. Rape is a repugnant crime—and one for which the evidence often relies on one person’s word against another’s. Moreover, in the not-so-distant past, the belief that women routinely make up rape charges often led to appalling treatment of victims. However, in challenging what author and law professor Susan Estrich has called “the myth of the lying woman,” feminists have been creating their own counter-myth: that of the woman who never lies.

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Poor Bill Cosby. Another woman has now come forward after decades to claim Cosby raped her.

Now, while a fan of his earlier works, I have never met Bill Cosby and I do not know anything about his private life. I cannot say whether he committed all these crimes or not. However, it is a fact that during the 1990s male-bash rape hysteria, the gender-feminists were encouraging women to lie about rape to "empower" themselves. Catherine Comins, the assistant dean of student activity at Vassar, was quoted in TIME Magazine in 2001 as saying that men could benefit from a false accusation of rape! The definition of what constituted rape got very blurry. No meant no, but yes didn't always mean yes in the light of the morning after. Certainly with an icon like Bill Cosby, a frustrated actress can get a lot of free publicity by jumping on the "he raped me" bandwagon, and I encourage everyone to wait until the provable facts are in before assuming that accusation equals guilt.

Nov 17 13:39

Ferguson declared a state of emergency ahead of grand jury decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury’s decision is announced.

Nov 17 09:01

NY Senator admits to knowing President was lying about Obamacare

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So pretty much everyone inside the government knew that Obamacare was a crock, and just went along with it, to fool all you stupid American voters!

Nov 17 07:17

#OpKKK: Anonymous hacks KKK websites, Twitter over Ferguson threats

Anonymous claims it has taken down several Ku Klux Klan websites and Twitter accounts as part of what internet hacktivists describe as a “cyber war”, inspired by KKK threats of using “lethal force” against Ferguson protesters.

Anonymous listed the KKK websites it put offline Sunday night on its Twitter feed, with reports on the attacks coming with the hashtag #OpKKK.

Nov 17 06:17

G20 Retrospective and Doubts

While the Australian government was pampering and welcoming global leaders – the homeless were NOT welcome. Scoot. Away with you beggars and bludgers.

There was no shirt-fronting, but a lot of snubbing of President Putin who is still being blamed for MH17 – based on mainstream propaganda (The leaders and their lackeys haven’t bothered with the facts).

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"Facts? WE don't need no stink' facts! We have ... good intentions!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 16 11:31

Off-duty Davie police officer shoots himself in the foot at bar

A Davie police officer shot himself in the foot late Saturday when his "off-duty weapon" accidentally fired while he was inside Geronimos Bar & Grill on University Drive, police said Sunday.

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Ooooh, I am impressed!

Nov 16 10:46

DO NOT HUG A KOALA! ~~ SERIES OF NEW TOONS

Nov 16 09:04

The NAFTA Connection: The Role of “Free” Trade in Mexico’s Tragic Travails

Mexico’s liberalization of trade and finance, with help from the world’s largest banks, has enabled drug traffickers and the corrupt political establishment.

Many in the police, the judiciary and even the military are intimidated, inadequately trained, and/or corrupt. The influence of drug money within all three major political parties is now taken for granted…

On a positive note, the problem of endemic political corruption in Mexico is now finally getting the attention it deserves, both inside and outside Mexico’s borders. However, corruption tells only part of Mexico’s tragic sage. There is another no less important, but generally ignored, factor in the rise to dominance of Mexico’s drug cartels: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Nov 16 07:35

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson ‘exaggerated’ his injuries based on video, Brown family alleges

Never-before-seen video of Officer Darren Wilson on the night he shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., contradict police testimony, according to Brown’s family.

The video shows Wilson leave for the hospital a few hours after he shot Brown fatally, an incident that sparked weeks of protests and at times violent clashes with heavily armed police. It also started a nationwide discussion on the treatment of black people by the police.

The police department leaked information that Wilson had been severely beaten and suffered an orbital eye socket “blowout,” which suggested that the shooting was justified, but the video released indicated the “initial description of his injuries were exaggerated,” according to a statement from Brown’s family as quoted by ABC News.

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"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" -- Sir Walter Scott

Nov 16 07:10

$20K Worth of Marijuana Found Hidden In ‘Jesus Sculpture’

Authorities at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport confiscated more than $20,000 in marijuana Friday hidden inside a statue of Jesus.

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HOLY SMOKE!!!!

Jesus getting a light from Thor!

Nov 15 10:01

Meet the Warmongering Billionaires Who Will Spend a Fortune to Influence the Next President

Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, two billionaires with right-wing, pro-Israel agendas, took the stage at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. They fantasized about bombing Iran and about buying the New York Times because they said it’s biased against Israel. Both are bound to play an outsized role in the 2016 presidential elections by flooding the campaign with money to support their favored candidates. In a post-Citizens United world, Adelson and Saban are kings, and Israel will be the beneficiary of their largesse if the donors have the ear of a future president.

“There’s no right or left when it comes to Israel,” Saban said in what news reports called a joking reference to the moguls’ seating positions at the conference where they spoke.

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How does it make you feel, to understand, with absolutely painful clarity, that the next, strongest benefactor of the 2016 elections will be the country of Israel, no matter which candidate gets elected?!?

We the People have become useless, expendable, and irrelevant, when it comes to big money , fighting for an Israeli-centric government, no matter who gets chosen.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING.

Nov 15 08:01

Missouri KKK: We will use ‘lethal force’ against Ferguson protesters

The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to “terrorists.”

Frank Ancona, leader of the KKK’s Missouri operations, has been distributing fliers in the metropolitan St. Louis area warning protesters in Ferguson that those who have threatened police officers and their families will be met with violence themselves.

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That there are even any remnants of this movement still existing surprises me, and compels me to ask the question: are these people a part of a government psy-ops, trying to insure that the outcome of the Grand Jury verdict here the worst it can possibly be?!?

Is the government looking for a small, violent demonstration it can put down handily with extreme prejudice, to demonstrate to this country, and the world, that it is exceptionally capable of killing and maiming the dispossessed and make them go back to those horrific, poverty-filled lives, which is the norm in this city?!?

I would, however, like to caution the Federal Government to demonstrate restraint here; because such action in Ferguson may well cause spontaneous riots of the disposssessed in many other cities, where discontent is smoldering, and people see no way out to a better life.

There are far too many places in this country where the American dream has morphed into the American nightmare (Detroit, and Chicago, to name just a few). In developing its strategy regarding what happens in Ferguson, the US government needs to seriously take this into account.

Nov 15 07:50

PoliticsDemocrats Deny Pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections

Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently.

House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next week. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a disabled war veteran who is due to have her first child in December, is missing the elections in person next week because her physician advised her not to travel.

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It would appear that Democratic House members would mightily prefer all female members to be sterilized before serving. Pregnancy, for them, is an "inconvenient truth" that should never be allowed to get in the way of doing business.

I have a great deal of respect for this woman, and what she has sacrificed for her country, and her desiring to serve in its legislature.

But I can find fewer, more glaring examples of a "war on women", and our disabled Vets than this decision by her Democratic colleagues, and shame on them for it.

Nov 15 07:17

Glenn Greenwald On Hillary Clinton: "Soulless, Principle-Free, Power Hungry..."

Well Greenwald is back, and this time he outlines exactly who’s excited about Hillary’s forthcoming run for the Presidency. Here are some excerpts from the Intercept:

It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. One of the few unique aspects to her, perhaps the only one, is how the genuinely inspiring gender milestone of her election will (following the Obama model) be exploited to obscure her primary role as guardian of the status quo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under Clinton's watch, we can expect to see:

1. The complete, unhindered continuance of the Federal Reserve, which has been destroying the American economy over the many years it has been in business.

2. The continuance of these non-stop wars, ultimately for private profit.

3. The continuance of offshoring/outsourcing of jobs by major corporations, (which may pay handsomely for the privileges, through large donations), which used to be the foundation of a thriving middle class in this country.

4. A continuing downward spiral into poverty from people who have lost the good paying jobs, and subsist on part time jobs with little or no benefits.

5. A complete ignoring of Wall Street, when it fouls its own nest with blatant fraud.

6. A brain drain of the best and brightest, because pure science and research will no longer be supported.

7. The complete destruction of public education, and a dumbing down of our kids, so that they cannot do any critical thinking, let alone think for themselves, and will accept any governmental policy without question.

8. Even more draconian assaults to civil liberties and rights. (And by the way, according to the Constitution, a "Free Speech Zone", far away from any candidate, is totally and completely unconstitutional!!)

THIS is, logically, what to expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency: more of the same, but worse, just with another figurehead, symbolizing everything that has turned rotten in this country.

But the problem is, a Republican presidency will be no better.

At the end of the day, both parties are complete, total sell-outs to the large corporations which fund election campaigns, and have ultimately made We the People both irrelevant and expendable.

And this is something about which a lot of thinking people are deeply troubled.

Nov 15 07:00

Depression-Level Collapse In Demand: In Historic First, Glencore Shuts Coal Mines For 3 Weeks

In a historic move showing just how profound the collapse in global commodity demand and trade is, earlier today the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australia's biggest coal exporter Glencore, which last year concluded its merger with miner Xstrata creating the world's fourth largest mining company and world's biggest commodity trader, will suspend its Australian coal business for three weeks "in a move never before seen in the Australian market, to avoid pumping tonnes into a heavily oversupplied market at depressed prices." Putting this shocking move in context, it is something that was avoided even during the depths of the global depression in the aftermath of Lehman's collapse, and takes place at a time when the punditry will have you believe that the US will decouple from the rest of the world and grow at 3% in the current quarter and in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move, on Glencore's part, is both extremely significant, relative to the global economy...and troubling.

Nov 15 06:53

Police expert: War on terror has turned our cops into occupying armies — and we’re the enemy

The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I remember it being drilled into me as a police officer, as a sergeant and then as a lieutenant: partnership, problem-solving, and prevention – the three Ps,” Nolan said Wednesday during a panel sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

“If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality,” he continued. “We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularly in communities of color.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one very present, real problem which Nolan doesn't address; and that is training of American police by Israel's IDF, to insure that Americans are treated by their police just the same way in which the Palestinians are treated by the IDF.

Nov 15 06:37

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions From Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times. These contributions appear to flout federal rules banning companies that manage pension funds from financing the campaigns of officials with authority over pension systems, say legal experts.

The contributions also potentially conflict with an executive order Emanuel himself signed in 2011 prohibiting city contractors and subcontractors from making campaign donations to city officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How... cosy: I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning!!

Nov 15 06:34

The U.S. Department of Justice Handles Banker Criminals Like Juvenile Offenders…Literally

We all know by now that if you’re a woman with an overgrown lawn, a child walking by himself to the park, a homeless person, or someone feeding a homeless person, you’re a contemptible criminal in the eyes of the U.S. injustice system. As such, police and prosecutors will come down on you as hard as they possibly can. Subjecting you to the full and brutal force of the law, including jail sentences for non-crimes.

On the other hand, should you be a connected politician, a banker, or other elite member of the status quo, you can do absolutely anything you want. If you’re a politician and get caught it’s true you might lose your job, but don’t fret, a cushy position is waiting patiently for you on the other side of the revolving door.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless and until the DOJ is ready to prosecute these fraudsters to the fullest extent of the law , and there is jail time for these people in the polar opposite of a Club Fed, these practices will continue.

Nov 14 16:47

Dad Says PETA Grabbed the Family Dog Off the Porch and Killed It

With Maya missing, Cerate checked his security camera and discovered a disturbing sight: A van marked “PETA” had backed into his driveway and two women got out. One walked up to Cerate’s porch, grabbed the dog, and placed it in the back of the van.

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But it gets worse: After Cerate called PETA, the same two women returned three days later bearing a fruit basket to “negotiate about Maya,” he told WAVY. Turns out, Maya had been euthanized.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 14 08:57

Vegas police, firefighter prepared for Ferguson announcement

Las Vegas police, Clark County firefighters and community leaders aren’t expecting a riot this week, but they are prepared for one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I smell a government-manufactured civil disturbance on the wind!

Nov 14 07:23

Russia Stations Warships Off Australian Coast Ahead Of G-20 Summit

In recent days, four Russian warships have entered international waters off the northeast Australian coast to coincide with Putin's visit to Australia for the summit that brings together the leaders of the world's 20 biggest industrialized and developing economies. Australia, in turn, sent three warships of its own to monitor them.

The Russian embassy said on Friday that Russia's Pacific fleet wa