Nov 09 09:00

Rand Paul: Neocon Hillary Will Start More Wars than Any Other POTUS Candidate

Well obviously. The establishment is hell bent on disrupting and remapping the entire Middle East while continuing to encircle Russia. Same old, same old.

And you just can’t get more establishment than Hillary (except for maybe Jeb). Paul went on to say Rubio is right up there with her.

Have you seen Hillary laughing about starting a war with Iran a few years back?

She’s all about it. All those warm and fuzzy political ads with her and Bill snuggling Chelsea’s baby while they talk about what a wonderful grandma she is and try to make her relatable to other, normal women are laughable.

This is a beast who cackles with glee when people are lynched and murdered in the street.

Something is just wrong with her. She’s the kind of person who conceivably tortured and killed small animals and secretly hid their dead bodies under the porch as a kid.

Nov 09 08:53

"A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation": Professor Crushes "Political Correctness" Wave Sweeping America

"I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended.. if this doesn't work for you, I would simply ask you to get the hell out of the country. The ever-growing thinned-skinned minority you have joined is simply ruining life in this once-great nation. Please move to some place like Cuba where you can enjoy the company of communists and get excellent health care. Just hop on a leaky boat and start paddling your way towards utopia. You will not be missed."

Nov 09 08:52

Putin Warns ISIS – Obama Warns School District About Girls’ Shower Room

The story is not complicated. One boy who thinks he is a girl wants to play on girls’ teams, be allowed into the girls’ locker rooms and shower with the girls, and is not satisfied with the broad accommodations the school district has already made.

Now, liberalism’s standard knight in shining armor (ACLU) has come to the boy’s defense, along with Barack Obama breathing out warnings that the school will lose its Title IX federal funding if it does not speedily comply.

Since the boy has had no genital alterations, his male anatomy would have to be seen by any and all girls showering. Their discomfort and any other feelings that may conger will be ignored for the exception, and progressivism has once again proven that America is in the throes of collective reprobation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot wait for the first time one of those girls screams that the boy gets an erection!

Nov 09 08:40

Early ‘US, UK Intel’ on Sinai Plane Bombing Came From Israel

In the hours after the downing of a Russian airliners over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, there was little to no intelligence comment from Western nations. It was only a few days later that they started giving credence to the idea that ISIS, who immediately claimed credit, was actually responsible.

It now appears that the intelligence they suddenly had on the bombing wasn’t internally gathered, as US diplomatic sources say Israel actually provided the two nations with intelligence of their own about the matter. Israel is so far not offering additional details.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if there was a bomb, Israel is number one on the list of suspects!

Nov 09 08:27

The Expert Witness – Part 1 by Gilad Atzmon

The following is the first part of Gilad Atzmon’s Expert Witness Testimony at Arthur Topham’s criminal trial. This part contains a brief summary of Atzmon’s perception of the Jews and their politics. In the next part Atzmon will explain how these ideas serve to vindicate all forms of criticism of Jewish politics, ideology, symbols, rituals and so on.

Nov 09 08:11

Two Americans Killed at Police Training Center in Jordan

A Jordanian police officer shot and killed two Americans at a US-funded facility for training Iraqi and Palestinian security forces, before killing himself, a security source said.
The Jordanian went on a shooting spree at the facility in Muaqar on the Eastern outskirts of the capital Amman, the source told Reuters.

Nov 09 08:08

Ben Carson Just Proved He Never Lied; Liberal Media In FULL RETREAT!

Webmaster addition: The issue isn't whether West Point had such a scholarship or not, but whether Carson, as he claimed, was offered one and declined. West Point has no record that he even applied. His claims of having saved white students during riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King cannot be corroborated, nor can his stories of stabbing another young man or attacking his mother. Carson admits that two of the people he claimed to have committed violence against are fictitious, and there is Carson's statement that the pyramids in Egypt were not built by the Egyptians as tombs, but by Joseph (of the coat of many colors) to store grain in, a statement that shows a complete detachment from reality!

Nov 09 06:36

Officials caught on tape talking about ripping up Constitution (videos)

Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as “triggering” and “oppressive.”

Nov 09 06:29

Why So Many Doctors Don't Make Sense

"Many doctors are so completely oriented to fighting disease and ignoring the sick person that, in a catastrophic illness, they often seem to be asking themselves: "How many heroic measures and mutilating operations can be charged to the patient,(or to the insurance company), before death---the final method of consumer resistance---is allowed to intervene? They define a "good" patient as one who accepts their statements and their actions uncritically and unquestioningly. A "bad" patient is one who asks questions to which they do not have the answers, raises problems with which they are uncomfortable, and who does not accept hospital procedures as necessarily wise, useful or intelligent."
(*From: "Cancer As A Turning Point." By: Lawrence LeShan)
Here's a last word I heard somewhere that I feel is an appropos ending:

"To be aware is to beware."

Nov 09 06:15

Idaho Sheriff's Dept. That Slaughtered Rancher Jack Yantis Was Trained by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security has uncovered official government documents from the Adams County, Idaho Council meetings which reveal that the Adams County Sheriff's Department participates in multiple classes given by the federal U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Current Sheriff Ryan Zollman was present at the meetings. The Sheriffs were required to take both online and in-person classroom DHS courses. A more in-depth search reveals that the Sheriff's Dept. has received many federal grant awards for years from DHS, and must comply with requirements in order to receive the grant money. In addition to the feds, the sheriff also works with the Idaho State 'Bureau of Homeland Security.' Other meetings acknowledge that local Adams County politicians "worked hard at obtaining this [DHS] grant(s)," and were 'rewarded' with grant money.

Nov 09 06:07

Relative of Murdered Rancher Jack Yantis Serves in Local Adams County, Idaho Government

Another point of interest in the recent case of the horrific killing of Rancher Jack Yantis is that a Yantis family relative serves in local Adams County government. District 2 Commissioner Michael Paradis is quick to recuse himself from anything involving Yantis family business at the government meetings. The familial relationship has also been explained in the official minutes of the council meetings.

Nov 09 06:02

Idaho Sheriff's Dept. Posts About The Murder Of Rancher Jack Yantis On Facebook

"As deputies prepared to put the injured bull down, the owner of the bull, Jack Yantis, 62 of Council, arrived on scene with a rifle. The events that transpired over the course of the next few minutes are under investigation but, at this time, it is believed that two deputies and Mr. Yantis all fired their weapons. Mr. Yantis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. One deputy sustained a minor injury...The deputies who were involved are on paid administrative leave per agency policy. Their names are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation."

Nov 08 22:46

The Many Marvels of the Mysterious Mushroom

Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification.

This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals mushrooms can even help plants communicate, share nutrients, and defend themselves against disease and pests.

Nov 08 20:07

The Saker: Week Five of the Russian Intervention in Syria: The Russians Are Digging in

There are also reports indicating that the Russians have deployed very sophisticated electronic warfare units including top-of-the line Krasukhka-4 EW systems which are amongst the most sophisticated mobile EW systems ever built and they are reportedly capable of jamming AWACS and satellites in space. Add to this the presense of SU-30SMs in the skies, and you have a force capable of controlling the Syrian skies.

When asked about this Russian officials gave a cute reply: they said that these air-defense systems were deployed in case of a hijacked being used to attack the Russian airbase in Latakia. Right.

The real purpose of these efforts is becoming obvious: Russia is trying to deny the US the control of the skies over Syria and, so far, there is very little the USA can do about it (short of starting WWIII). Furthermore, the Russians are also sending a message to Turkey, France and Israel – all countries which have, at different times and in different ways, indicated that they wanted to use the Syrian airspace for their own purposes.

Nov 08 19:19

US .01% pay sports teams, reporters, missile salesmen to sell unlawful Wars of Aggression to 99.99%, continuing long criminal media disinformation history

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tip: Activist Post

13-minute interview of Dr. Udo Ulfkatte, German journalist, editor, and whistleblower on CIA contracts to foreign journalists to lie/propagandize to sell US/UK/Israel wars:

The US Senate just reported our tax money is being diverted to professional sports teams in contracts to sell US wars to sports fans. The .01% Pentagon “leadership” did not cooperate with the Senate to disclose the “nature and extent” of these contracts.

.01% corporate media is again exposed for hiring weapons manufacturers’ employees to sell unlawful war on Syria to television viewers: 22 different men claimed as “experts” without disclosing they work for businesses that sell the very weapons that would be used on Syria.

Syria is the latest target after ongoing sales pitches to do Iran failed.

Nov 08 19:00

Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years. The system — plagued by technological problems — never solved a single case.

Millions of dollars later, Maryland has officially decided that its 15-year effort to store and catalog the "fingerprints" of thousands of handguns was a failure.

Nov 08 19:00

A Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free Electricity - In Texas, wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away.

In Texas, wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away.
Briana Lamb, an elementary schoolteacher, waits until her watch strikes 9 p.m. to run her washing machine and dishwasher. It costs her nothing until 6 a.m. Kayleen Willard, a cosmetologist, unplugs appliances when she goes to work in the morning. By 9 p.m., she has them plugged back in.

Nov 08 18:54

‘Muslims are dangerous’: Myanmar Buddhist monks threaten democracy with support for anti-Muslim laws

More than 10,000 Buddhist monks and nuns rallied recently to celebrate Myanmar’s restrictive new race and religion laws, packing themselves into an indoor soccer stadium to cheer and chant nationalist slogans.

Nov 08 18:53

Next financial crash is coming – and before we've fixed flaws from last one – IMF global stability report says sustainable recovery has failed to materialise and cheap money has led to bubbles and debt

That is the message from the International Monetary Fund’s latest Global Financial Stability report, which will make sobering reading for the finance ministers and central bankers gathered in Lima, Peru, for its annual meeting.

Nov 08 18:37

Blair and the other sucker

Undeniably, Saddam was a brutal dictator. But the war, the preceding economic blockade and Netanyahu’s promised “enormous? reverberation on the region” are causing more human deaths than Saddam ever did, with a cost of between two to six trillion dollars to U.S. taxpayers.

Nov 08 16:06

TRIAL UPDATE: Week two of Canada's Hate Speech Trial - By Arthur Topham

Expressing ones disgust with mass extermination of Palestinians is a "hate crime," according to Canada's Jewish lobbies and legislature.

Nov 08 13:31

The Little Boy and the Goats !

Biting on my teeth I got up laming and I was handcuffed, blinded and dragged silently to the “offices”, the hell! They call them the “offices”. A well-equipped block for interrogation. Whatever they need is there; clubs, ropes, cold water, hot water, chairs, hooks, metal chains, electric heaters. (the hell ! they “heated” the leg of one of the children till it was almost burned) whips, handcuffs, blinders

Nov 08 13:27

The Iraq war, Blair and the other sucker

Jamal Kanj argues that the Iraq war was not based on “wrong” intelligence, as war crimes suspect Tony Blair claims, but was cooked in Israel and sold by Israel’s pimps in the US and Britain.

Nov 08 12:51

Bitcoin Has Become This Year's Top Performing Currency

Despite the currency’s volatility in the second half of this year it has become the best peforming currency in 2015. Three weeks ago a Bitcoin was worth about $240.00 and was as high as $500 a week ago. The main force pushing the currency to this level was decreased banking regulations in China...

Nov 08 12:37

Turkey Goes to War

Erdogan is out of his mind!

Clearly, Erdogan wants to use the referendum to consolidate his power, establish one-man rule and terminate representative government in Turkey. He is a committed Islamist who wants to repeal democracy and create a Islamic regime that extends beyond Turkey’s present borders into Iraq and Syria. This is why he has been such an enthusiastic supporter of the jihadi groups fighting in Syria.

More important, Erdogan intends to use his landslide victory to persuade the Military High Command that he has a popular mandate for his foreign policy, a policy that has amassed thousands of Turkish troops, armored vehicles and tanks on the Syrian border for a possible invasion.

Nov 08 11:42

Craig Murray's letter to CMI, an independent Finnish peace broker, warns of hiring a neo-con snake in the grass

Open Letter to President Ahtisaari Re Jim Murphy

Like a great many people in Scotland I was shocked that CMI is employing Jim Murphy. Of course, in a democracy there are always losers as well as winners in elections, and both are genuine and valid participants in public life. It is not the fact that CMI employs a politician who has been so recently, comprehensively and humiliatingly rejected by his national electorate that will do any damage to CMI. In a sense I think it does you credit.

What shocks many people here is that Mr Murphy is by any standards a dedicated warmonger. He was a major and important proponent of the invasion of Iraq, and is the strongest of supporters of the massive increase of Britain’s nuclear arsenal, in breach of the Non Proliferation Treaty.

Mr Murphy is a member of the Henry Jackson Society, which as you know is a body which exists to promote United States neo-conservative foreign policy in its most aggressive sense, and openly and actively supports and condones extraordinary rendition and the use of torture by the CIA. It has supported every single military action by the USA since its formation, and defends United States exceptionalism in international law, including US non-membership of the International Criminal Court.

Nov 08 11:21

Badges: A License To Rape

A yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found about 1,000 law enforcement officers who lost their licenses in a six-year period for sex related offenses on the job. The AP determined that some 550 officers lost their licenses from 2009 through 2014 for sexual assault, including rape, pat-downs that amounted to groping, and shakedowns in which citizens were extorted into performing favors to avoid arrest. Some 440 other officers were decertified for other sex offenses or misconduct, including child pornography, voyeurism in the guise of police work and consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.

Nov 08 11:14

The Ghosts of War: Understanding the Shocking Suicide Rate of US Vets

Incredible as it may seem, official reports brush aside the idea that war itself has anything to do with the problem, American activist and author David Swanson notes.

"Remarkably, the subject of war, their role in war, their thoughts about the supposed justifications (or lack thereof) of a war, never come up," Swanson wrote in his article for Information Clearing House.

The psychiatric studies and mass media reports are being focused on various "factors to blame" from "prior suicidality" to "poverty." However, they tell us virtually nothing, according to Swanson.

Nov 08 10:45

Radical Agenda EP054 – My Hero

Remember that hero cop who was gunned down in Illinois back in September? Remember the relentless “war on cops” narrative it fed into? Remember the massive manhunt that ensued searching for his killers? Remember the hour long funeral procession where citizens lined up along the streets to salute the fallen veteran officer who selflessly laid down his life for the citizens of Fox Lake?

Yeah, turns out that was a bunch of bullshit. As it turns out, Lt. Joe Gliniewicz wasn’t just kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing, the people of his city...

Nov 08 10:43

The Airbus Crash in Egypt

U.S. AND BRITISH OFFICIALS are now saying, at least tentatively, that an explosive device likely downed the Kogalymavia Airbus over the Sinai peninsula last weekend. The thinking is that the local Sinai affiliate of the Islamic State group, better known as ISIS, placed a bomb on board the A321 prior to its departure from the Red Sea resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note there are no statements from the Egyptian or Russian investigators.

Nov 08 10:43

Investigators Complete Preliminary Analysis of Data From A321 Black Boxes

The voice recorder was previously reported to have been damaged, with the Egyptian aviation authority warning its recording would be hard to analyze.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which means all those stories claiming that the CVR captured the sounds of an explosion were total bovine excrement!

Nov 08 10:35

Two Cops Face Murder Charges for Killing a 6-year-old Body cam footage: “most disturbing thing I've seen,” says state police colonel

Two police officers in Louisiana are currently under arrest and facing murder charges after fatally shooting a six-year-old child inside of a car last week. Louisiana State Police charged Marksville City Marshals Norris Greenhouse, 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, with second degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis and attempted second degree murder for nearly killing his father.

Nov 08 10:30

Militants Allegedly Linked to A321 Plane Crash Spoke in British Accents

Militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, whose communications with Islamic State (ISIL) group’s leadership indicated they could have been behind the crash of a Russian airliner in the area, spoke in British accents, the UK media reported.

Nov 08 10:13

Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call 6-Year-Old Girl a Boy

A transgender-friendly education center for little kids in Texas fired two Christian daycare workers who refused to call one of the students, a six-year-old girl, a boy, as was insisted by her two male parents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about destroying ones sense of identity!

Nov 08 10:12

FLASHBACK - Ukrainian Wikileaks: McCain and Saakashvili are Plotting to Shoot Down American Plane in Syria to Blame Russia [TRANSCRIPT]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was this the plot behind Metrojet, and did it come down too soon?

Nov 08 10:08

To Doctors and Hospitals, I am a CLIENT, not a "patient."

In late 1989, I was diagnosed with cancer. In 1990, I began calling myself a doctor's "client" rather than his/her "patient."

The reason is that it became so completely apparent to me, subsequent to being dx'd with cancer, and thus spending so much time in doctors' offices and in hospitals, that doctoring and hospitals are undoubtedly Businesses, with a Capital "B."
I do know that Bernard Shaw, whose life spanned both the 19th and the early 20th centuries, had a healthy mistrust of doctors. Here are two two of his (paraphrased) quotations about doctors and doctoring:

1) "One of the worst things about becoming seriously ill is that one must place oneself in the hands of a profession one deeply mistrusts."

2) "While it may be in the best interest of society to give bakers a pecuniary interest in baking bread, it is not at all necessarily in the best interest of society to give surgeons a pecuniary interest in cutting off legs."

Nov 08 10:06

Donald Trump Releases First Campaign Ads: "Trump Will Protect Israel"

In the second spot, a female narrator says Trump "will protect Israel and brutally and quickly cut the head off of ISIS." She continues by stating that since Trump is self-funding his campaign, he won't be beholden to special interests and lobbyists (apparently other than Sheldon Adelson.)

Webmaster addition: Sheldon Adelson is NOT supporting Trump.

Nov 08 09:59

The TPP is the Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History: It's worst than any of us feared

A proposed ballot initiative that would lower the minimum legal drinking age in the state from 21 to 18 has been cleared to begin collecting signatures, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Nov 08 09:59

Proposed California Ballot Initiative would lower drinking age to 18

A proposed ballot initiative that would lower the minimum legal drinking age in the state from 21 to 18 has been cleared to begin collecting signatures, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

Nov 08 09:27

Too Much Month At The End Of The Money

Nov 08 09:13

The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham

Like a rabbi on acid, Atzmon explained his philosophy, allowed few questions, and browbeat the attorneys. He dealt with his own philosophical approach to Jewishness and the dangers of believing oneself ‘chosen’ and then he got in a few swipes at categories one and two as well. The jury was mesmerized. Later, Atzmon told friends that he had directed his remarks to the juror sleeping in the first row. If he could be made to listen, presumably the others could as well.

Nov 08 09:11

Sanders: Carson's 'absurd views' more important than his past

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would rather talk about Ben Carson’s “absurd” views on the issues than whether he exaggerated parts of his life story.

Webmaster addition: Maybe Bernie is just a nice guy.

Or ...

Bernie already knows he cannot win the White House against most of the GOP field, and his real goal is to be Hillary's VP, which is why Bernie protected Hillary on the email scandal during the debate. If so, then Bernie is on board with the Hillary campaign's plan to get rid of Trump, whom Hillary cannot beat, in favor of Ben Carson, who Hillary can!

Nov 08 09:10

Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would ex

Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a detective told The Associated Press on Thursday

Nov 08 09:10

How the Left Views Islamic Extremism VS Ordinary Americans Will Make You Want To Throw Up

Students at a London university have banned an alumnus from speaking about his experiences fighting ISIS in Syria because they did not want to encourage others to go and fight against them.
They’ve claimed “one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist” in a statement apparently overlooking the bloody and gruesome modus operandi of Islamic State terrorists.

Nov 08 09:09

Brutally True Meme Perfectly Explains Socialism For Dummies On The Left

Kshama Sawant may be the only elected politician in the US who thinks Bernie Sanders has compromised his socialist principles a little too much to win the White House.

Nov 08 09:05

Victoria Nuland's Capitol Hill Comedy of Errors

Wednesday's hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee was a comedy of errors, starting with the loaded title: "US Policy After Russia’s Escalation in Syria." The hearing featured two Assistant Secretaries of State as witnesses, Victoria "cookies" Nuland, in charge of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Anne Patterson with Near Eastern Affairs duty at State.

Nov 08 09:02

The TPP: You, Me, Everyone Else, Against the Media

The proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a test of whether the people of the United States can communicate something critically important to each other that the major media corporations do not want communicated.

For years I've joined with others in quoting people like former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to the effect that if the text of the TPP were shown to the public, that would be the end of it, because it's just so awful.

But now that the text has finally been made public, certain questionable assumptions loom large, such as that the public will read the text of the TPP and understand it, or that someone will read the text of the TPP and tell the public what it says, and be believed.

Nov 08 09:00

Israel Held ‘Largest Ever’ Air Combat Drill Nearby, On Same Day as Russian Sinai Crash

Last week, 21WIRE raised a number of the questions, including the possibility that Israeli intelligence could have been involved in the downing of Russian Metro Airlines Flight 7K9268.

It’s no revelation that the Egyptian resort destination of Sharm El-Sheikh is also a well-known Israeli Mossad ‘intelligence playground’. If indeed Israeli covert operatives were somehow involved in this incident, it wouldn’t be the first time that Israel carried out a false flag attack in order to manipulate another nation into a wider war. The case of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty is a prime example of this.

Nov 08 08:40

TPP: "If U.S. Congress signs this agreement despite its blatant corruption, they'll be signing a death warrant for the open Internet and putting the future of free speech in peril."

As expert analysis of the long-shrouded, newly publicized TransPacific Partnership (TPP) final text continued to roll out on Thursday, consensus formed around one fundamental assessment of the 12-nation pact: It's worse than we thought.

Nov 08 08:39

DEA Chief Admits Pot Has 'Great Promise' As Medicine

In a slight break from his predecessors, DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg said voters should have an intellectually honest debate about legalizing marijuana.

Nov 08 07:28

The Environmental Earth-Worship Insanity of Government: 'No Heater Allowed, Even When It's 20 Degrees!'

Almost every retailer whose name you'd recognize and every major shipper, UPS, FEDEX, & all of these big conglomerates without fail have two universal rules: NO WEAPONS whatsoever- not only no firearms, but no knives, no pepper spray, etc. They have a huge fear of guns which is quite distasteful. The second crazy rule they have is NO IDLING. This means that it's forbidden to idle your truck engine while on their property. The same goes for every truck stop in the nation, every rest area, every parking area, etc. They all have NO IDLING signs. These laws are passed under the guide of climate change, Carbon emissions, and environmental protection. if you can't idle and turn on the heater, what are you supposed to do, freeze to death?

Nov 08 05:15

Military Operation: Strange Blue Light Spooks Southern Claifornia

Sent in by a WRH reader

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 22:05

ISIS Forces Routed Near the Christian City of Sadad in East Homs

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) captured the imperative town of Maheen inside the Palmyra Triangle; however, as they prepared for a large-scale assault on the predominately Syriac Christian town of Sadad, the terrorist group did not take in account the level of resistance they would face from the Syrian Armed Forces stationed along the Maheen-Sadad Road.
The National Defense Forces and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party quickly struck back against the terrorist group after they forestalled their advance; this led to the pro-government forces recapturing the Maheen-Sadad Checkpoint and several small hilltops that overlook the town of Sadad from the its eastern flank.

Nov 07 21:45

Worldwide Voyage | History of Hokule'a and Polynesian Voyaging

An introduction to the storied Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a and its significance from the Hawaiian Renaissance to today.

Nov 07 20:22

Look who’s in charge of UK government cybersecurity

Hansard 4 Nov 2015 : Column GC355

Lord Mendelsohn: We welcome the appointment of the former British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, who will have a key role in cybersecurity inside the Cabinet Office — a very useful and important position.

Sure enough, the UK Government’s website confirms that Gould is now Director of Cyber Security and Information Assurance at the Cabinet Office. “He and his team are focused on keeping Britain safe from cyber attack, through delivering the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy.”

They must think we have very short memories. Gould was the first Jew ever to hold the post of Britain’s ambassador to Israel. He describes himself as a “passionate” Zionist and whilst in Tel Aviv was instrumental in setting up the UK-Israel Tech Hub. In the words of MATIMOP (the Israeli Industry Center for R&D), the Hub was established “to promote partnerships in technology and innovation between Israel and the UK, and is the first initiative of its kind for the British Government and for an embassy in Israel. The Hub’s creation followed an agreement between Prime Ministers David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu to build a UK-Israel partnership in technology.”

Nov 07 18:58

US Border Patrol rejects operating body cameras... may distract agents while they're performing their jobs, may hurt employee morale.

Customs and Border Protection staff concluded after an internal review that agents and officers shouldn't be required to wear body cameras, positioning the nation's largest law enforcement agency as a counterweight to a growing number of police forces that use the devices to promote public trust and accountability.

Nov 07 18:55

Ben Carson did not apply and was not admitted to the U.S. Military Academy, despite writing in his book "Gifted Hands" that he had gotten a full scholarship offer from the school, his presidential campaign told ABC News.

"Again, though his senior commander was in touch with West Point and told Dr. Carson he could get in, Dr. Carson did not seek admission," the campaign said in a statement today.

Nov 07 18:53

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end

If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch which looks at the likely effects of a robot revolution.

Nov 07 18:51

Marijuana tax to pay for college scholarships: Starting in 2017, high school graduates in one Colorado county will be able to turn to a college scholarship funded by marijuana tax.

Starting in 2017, high school graduates in one Colorado county will be able to turn to a college scholarship funded by marijuana tax.

Nov 07 18:04

Rand Paul: "Hillary Clinton Is A Neocon, That's why I fear Her."

Good talking points, but Rand is the one who insists that "Any attack on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States" & Israel is "one friend that never leaves our side, has never wavered." Rand has not exactly established paleo-conservative or non-interventionist credentials.

Nov 07 17:39

Freedom of expression in Canada needs resuscitation

If freedom of expression in Canada were a medical patient, it would be dangerously close to needing life support. With Canada’s new government assuming its place, now is the time to make good on the promise of an open, more transparent relationship between the government of Canada and its citizens.

To guide this work, the new government should focus on restoring freedom of expression to its formerly robust state – a right enshrined in Section 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – thereby bringing our moribund patient back to reasonably good health.

Nov 07 16:23

Carter says Russia, China potentially threaten global order

It's not nice to threaten the NWO!

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. defense establishment is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggressive and protect U.S. allies.

Nov 07 16:05

Flight Recorders Useless in Establishing Causes of Airbus A321 Crash in Sinai

The instantaneous shutdown of the flight recorder can be connected to the explosive depressurization of the cabin that resulted in the separation of the tail part of the aircraft.

Nov 07 16:01

The Infamous Video of an Aircraft Exploding in Air at High Altitude and the “Big Chutzpah” Construct

While the concept of the “Big Lie” is based on the idea that (nearly) everyone will believe a major fabrication that is completely untrue because these heavily conditioned people couldn’t possibly imagine that their government would dare lie to them so blatantly about something so important, viewers of the video may have been subjected to the opposite phenomenon, namely “Big Chutzpah”, the raw truth presented right in your face in such a brazen way that (nearly) everyone will still refuse to believe it because these people cannot possibly imagine that the Israeli government would dare to actually do something like that.

Nov 07 15:38

Look who’s in charge of UK government cyber security

Stuart Littlewood examines implications for UK security of the appointment of Matthew Gould, a self-declared “passionate Zionist” who is suspected of plotting with Israel stooges Liam Fox and Adam Werritty to start a war against Iran.

Nov 07 15:22

A Letter to an Israeli: Kindness and Postage Stamps are not Enough

Dear on-the-fence-about-the-Occupation, two-state-solution Israeli,

Please do not laud Yitzhak Rabin as a good man who would have achieved peace had he not been assassinated. He was a murderer and signed the removal and dispossession of over 700,000 Palestinians and the death warrant of hundreds.

Nov 07 14:37

Snow at Crystal Mountain and Stevens Pass

Look at all of that early Global Warming™!

Nov 07 13:50

The End of Family Detention? PA Immigration Jail Could Be Forced to Stop Locking Up Parents & Kids

The state of Pennsylvania has taken what could be the first step to close a controversial family detention center that has housed thousands of parents with their children who are seeking U.S. asylum. State officials have told the Berks County Residential Center that it won’t renew its 15-year-old license because it was only authorized as a child care facility, not a detention site for families. The Berks jail is a part of the Obama administration’s "detention as deterrence" policy that locks up asylum seekers in what critics call "deportation mills." We get a report from Democracy Now! criminal justice correspondent Renée Feltz, who went inside the Berks County facility.

Nov 07 11:14

BEX ALERT - White House says Obama has intel about bomb causing Russian plane crash

President Obama’s observation that a bomb may have downed a Russian plane in Egypt was based on specific information gathered by U.S. authorities, the White House said Friday.

“Information that is known by the U.S. government led the president to make that statement,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, they are admitting that what the western media is saying is not supported by the official investigation.

Nov 07 11:11

Trump, World War 3, and Desperate Attempt to Save the Dollar - Michael Rivero FULL Interview

Nov 07 10:54

Putin targets Libya and Yemen next 'to protect Russian interests'

VLADIMIR PUTIN has issued his strongest warning yet of fresh military interventions in the Middle East, with lawless Libya and war-torn Yemen in the Kremlin's crosshairs.

The Russian president said his priority was to protect citizens living abroad, regardless of where they were.

That could include action to safeguard Russians living in the North African state of Libya, which has been ravaged by violent Islamic extremism since the fall of dictator Colonel Gaddafi.

Speaking at the fifth World Congress of Compatriots in Moscow, Mr Putin said: "People who are not in Russia due to various reasons should be firmly sure: we will always protect your interests.

"Moreover, in difficult and crisis situations, such as in Libya, Syria or Yemen."

Russia has been providing humanitarian aid to Yemen since the outbreak of the civil war in March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

This badly engineered piece of codswallop is an attempt to put words in Putin's mouth, and make him appear the geopolitical baddie, when in fact, he is not.

There is absolutely NO language indicating any real contemplation of military action against against any of these countries, and - in the case of Yemen - Russia has been providing humanitarian aid during a US-enabled Saudi invasion of that country.

Protecting national interests does not always equate to military action; these statements are far more for domestic consumption than international consumption.

Nov 07 10:52

Sinai plane crash: ‘European countries not co-operating’

Official complains that western nations haven’t shared intelligence with Cairo on downed Russian plane.

Nov 07 10:50

Report: Black boxes show bomb brought down Russian jet

The investigators said the cockpit voice recorder of Metrojet Flight 9268 shows an explosion and the flight data recorder confirms the explosion is not accidental -- there is no sign of mechanical malfunction during the initial part of the flight, France 2 reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again these are secondary sources and not the official conclusions of the actual investigators.

If a bomb went off inside the plane, then it was planted by someone who was allowed to bypass the filter of airport security. Now who would do a thing like that?

Nov 07 10:11


A bipartisan group of thirty-five Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to Ryan calling for the vote.

“We do not share the same policy prescriptions for U.S. military engagement in the region, but we do share the belief that it is past time for the Congress to fulfill its obligations under the Constitution and vote on an AUMF that clearly delineates the authority and limits, if any, on U.S. military engagement in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region,” the group wrote in a letter sent to the Speaker on Friday.

A call for a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) arose on November 4 when House members, primarily Democrats, argued the president lacks the constitutional authority to send special operations forces to Syria.

The Obama administration argues it has the authority to send troops under the 2001 AUMF designed to respond to the Sept. 11 attacks.

Republicans, led by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, believe a new AUMF is not required.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Senator Lindsay Graham: you demonstrate, through your indefatigable fear-mongering and war-mongering, that you are completely out of touch with both the people you allegedly represent, and the tone of the American public in general.

After the serial debacles which have been Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan, the American people are both war-weary, and war-skeptical.

I would like to suggest that unfortunately, you didn't get the memo: the government of Bashar Al Assad invited Russia to help get rid of the terrorists; we have not been invited to that particular dance, nor have we been asked to intervene (again) in Iraq.

I politely would like to suggest, regarding Iraq and Syria, that those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it.

As it appears that you are dealing, not only with a nasty case of warlust, but also SMD (selective memory disorder), let me remind you of one guy who was an absolute game changer toward the end of the US occupation of Iraq.

Do you remember Moqtada Al Sadr, the Shiite cleric who founded the Mahdi Army in Iraq?!? Do you remember that he announced to the US government that if the US military was not out of Iraq at precisely the stated time agreed up in the SOFA agreement with Iraq, his militias would consider all US military personnel fair game for attacks?!?

Sir, just how completely happy is this guy going to be to understand that we are re-invading Iraq, and just how long do you think it would take him to communicate with his militia captains, and get that particular gang back together?!? Were I a betting person, Senator Graham, I would suggest: not long at all.

I'm just saying, sir.

And as to Syria: the overt invasion, by ordering "boots on the ground" here (no matter HOW President Obama describes them) has been an overt act of war against the Syrian government, and has laid bare, for all the world to see, the brutal, mercenary mind set of American foreign policy makers.

The objective here, is to oust Syria's President Assad at all costs; however, I would most soberly caution you, that this regime change like others the US government has "arranged for" in the last couple of decades, will probably result in unmitigated disaster for the Syrian people.

And at the end of the day, should the Syrian people not be allowed to decide their own destiny, at a polling place, with international observers, assuring that the vote was free and fair?!?

How the hell, Senator Graham, does this government believe it has some kind of "divine right" to interfere with internal Syria politics?!? Remember that concept of "divine right"?!? That was something which literally sickened our Founding Fathers (and the women who loved them.)

Oh, and there is the minor issue of the 5,000 lb gorilla, snoozing on the Bechstein piano; that is Russia. In over a month, Russia has been able to drive out more terrorists in Syria (including those sponsored by the US) than the US government has done in a year.

Going head to head with Russia in military combat in Syria is probably one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly idiotic thing the US government could do right now; but unfortunately, just because an action on the part of the US government could be honestly characterized as such, is absolutely no guarantee the US government will not do it.

As you well, or should, know, the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; that's the brutal, God's truth, and you know it.

But your shilling for more war in Syria, and against Russia, has a very logical grounding in the fact that the US economy is due for one, industrial strength implosion, and soon; a war might distract Americans from the fact that Congress and the Federal Reserve have been running a ponzi scheme for decades.

Or, it might not.

Nov 07 10:05

CIA arms Syrian militants with antiaircraft weaponry

This is why these wars are endless people. We just keep selling and giving away more equipment which often falls into the wrong hands. Now we have antiaircraft missiles floating around out there. ?#?BrokenArrow?

Nov 07 09:45

BEX ALERT - Rocket 'attack' on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh in August with just 'seconds to spare from disaster'

A British plane carrying 189 passengers came 'within 1,000ft' of a rocket as it approached Sharm El Sheikh, it emerged last night.

The Thomson flight from London Stansted only took evasive action after the pilot spotted the missile speeding through the air.

The jet landed safely, and holidaymakers were not told they had been seconds from disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oh yes, there was another attempted terror attack in August. Of course, we didn't tell anybody about it until just now, but trust us, it really did happen! Honest! Truly! With whipped cream and a cherry on top!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 07 09:25

Cops Around The Country Quietly Begin Rebelling Against The Drug War

It is a rare occurrence when police officers in America organize to undermine the very Drug War they vociferously fight for politicians. Police Chief Leonard Campanello of the Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department, however, did just that earlier this year when he decided to treat — not arrest — heroin addicts who came to his department seeking help. His revolutionary “ANGEL” program has proven successful for addicts and their families in Gloucester, but it has also inspired other departments across the country to adopt similar programs amid growing officer fatigue over the ineffectual arrest and incarceration of addicts.

Nov 07 09:25

'Western countries have not helped in war on terror' says Egypt

Western governments had not sufficiently helped Egypt in its war on terrorism and not shared relevant intelligence with Cairo regarding the Russian plane that crashed last week in the Sinai, killing all 224 people on board, Egypt’s foreign minister has complained.

Sameh Shoukry, speaking at a press conference, said that “European countries did not give us the cooperation we are hoping for”.

Nov 07 09:14

This Epic Environmental Lawsuit Just Got a Bit More Complicated

More than a year and a half ago, a US District Court judge in New York ruled against attorney Steven Donziger, accusing him, his legal team, and Ecuadorean villagers of racketeering and fraud in a legal case that ended in a $9.5 billion ruling against Chevron for polluting the Amazon.

Nov 07 09:14

Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday conceded that he never applied nor was granted admission to West Point and attempted to recast his previous claims of a full scholarship to the military academy — despite numerous public and written statements to the contrary over the last few decades.

Nov 07 09:12

2 officers arrested in shooting of 6yo autistic boy in Louisiana, accused of 2nd degree murder

Good! Put them in general population!

Two marshals are facing second-degree murder charges in Louisiana for allegedly killing a six year-old boy and seriously injuring his father during a shooting Tuesday. The state’s police chief called the incident “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen.”

Six year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was autistic, was killed and his father Chris Few was wounded when marshals opened fire on the vehicle they were traveling in Tuesday evening in the central Louisiana town of Marksville.

Nov 07 08:53

Inmates screaming, throwing feces, refusing to wear clothes. That’s the new reality, corrections workers say, at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, which is bursting at the seams with mentally ill inmates.

“They live in conditions that have been described as ‘unimaginable,’ very crowded,” Warden Peter Cabreros recently told the County Council. “These inmates struggle to maintain their personal hygiene on a daily basis.”

Nov 07 08:53

Two bills making their way through the Ohio statehouse would make it more difficult for law enforcement to keep cash and other property owned by innocent people that is seized during drug busts.

Current law allows police to take anything during an investigation that, in their view, has a connection to criminal activity. Capt. Mike Brem of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said cash in drug investigations often is targeted because that is the best way to go after drug dealers.

Nov 07 08:16

Woman hits $8M jackpot, casino claims machine malfunctioned

A woman in Oregon hit the $8 million jackpot at a Lucky Eagle Casino slot machine, but got no money.

Nov 07 08:15

Muzzled Canadian scientists now free to speak with media: "For years, scientists who worked for the federal government were silenced by strict rules that made them seek departmental approval before speaking to the press."

The muzzles are coming off for federal scientists.
For years, scientists who worked for the federal government were silenced by strict rules that made them seek departmental approval before speaking to the press. On Friday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said that scientists are free to speak to the media about their work.

Nov 07 07:36

Bernie Sanders calls for constitutional amendment to guarantee 100% voter registration

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called for a constitutional amendment to automatically register all eligible voters during a Democratic candidate forum on Friday night.

Nov 07 07:35

NSA uses most of the software vulnerabilities it finds before telling companies about them

The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about vulnerabilities in computer software, thereby leaving U.S. companies open to cyber attacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of the time.

Nov 07 06:26

When to Say No to Your Doctor

Every time you walk into a physician's office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don't need, medications that are ineffective (or dangerous), procedures that cause more problems than they solve. In many cases the best thing for your health is to do nothing.

It's been a couple of years, so you decide to see your primary-care physician for a physical.

You feel fine, but it's the responsible thing to do. You get your blood pressure measured and your blood drawn. Within a few days you'll get the lab report that will give you the readout on the amount of cholesterol and sugar in your blood. >>>
You figure it's probably good to get out in front of these things, so you nod yes. Insurance covers it anyway.

Congratulations – you've just stepped onto a conveyor belt pulling you into a broken system that delivers disappointing results at ever-increasing cost.

Nov 07 03:53

5 Reasons Why I’m A Christian Who Stopped Supporting Israel

But now that I have set aside my bias, and been willing to consider the facts as they are, I realize I can’t support Israel and still be faithful to Jesus.