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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 25 08:26

“Robocop” Charged with Felonies in Michigan Police Beating of Floyd Dent

The Michigan police officer known as “Robocop” is finally facing felony charges for the brutal beating of Floyd Dent, a 57-year-old man who was dragged out of his car and punched repeatedly, even though he never raised a finger towards officers.

Robocop aka William Melendez, who was fired from the Inkster Police Department last week after dash cam video of the incident surfaced a month earlier, is now facing up to 15 years in prison on felony charges.

Apr 25 08:20

As Police Body Camera Use Grows, So Do Efforts To Keep Recordings Private

Cell phone video from a witness showed Officer Michael Slager firing a volley of shots at Walter Scott’s back, contradicting Slager’s account of what happened and extending national outrage over the killing of another unarmed black man.

Apr 25 07:49

Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother.

Apr 25 07:46

Evacuate The Statue Of Liberty By Bomb Threat

A police helicopter flies over New York’s Statue of Liberty, after possible threat by a suspicious package.

The Statue of Liberty has been cleared as insurance after a bomb danger, driving several sightseers to be crowded off the New York Island.

http://whatisusa.info/evacuate-the-statue-of-liberty-by-bomb-threat/

Apr 25 06:37

Powerful Magnitude-7.8 Earthquake Rocks Nepal, Death Toll Approaches 900

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the Nepali capital, Katmandu, on Saturday, killing hundreds of people and toppling buildings, authorities said.

Nepal’s police put the death toll at nearly 900 but said it was expected to rise as search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the city and its surrounding valley, home to about 2.5 million people.

“There has been a huge impact all over the country and we are assessing the situation,” said Lakshmi Prasad Dhakal, a spokesman for the Home Ministry. “A lot of people are feared trapped inside the debris of the buildings.”

Apr 25 06:30

Nine Months After He Filmed Eric Garner's Killing, the Cops Are Trying to Put Ramsey Orta Behind Bars

"At first I didn't think it would blow up this big," Ramsey Orta told me. He was describing the video he took of his friend Eric Garner being killed by the NYPD. His voice was nearly too soft to hear.

Apr 25 06:29

The FBI convicted this man using hair analysis, it was dog hair

For a while now, thanks in part to the reporting of the Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu, it’s been known that something was not quite right with the FBI’s hair forensics unit in the past. But only but only recently has the FBI admitted that failings within the unit led to hundreds, maybe thousands of questionable convictions before 2000.

Apr 25 06:18

Members of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity spat, poured beer, and urinated on wounded vet and his service dog in Panama city beach.

The University of Florida and Emory University are investigating allegations that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected wounded war veterans last weekend at Panama City Beach, Florida, by spitting, urinating and pouring beer on them.

Apr 25 06:17

After 33 years of a cerebral palsy misdiagnosis, woman is 'cured' after two days of treatment with medication.

Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling "trapped" in her own body -- unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill.

Apr 25 05:37

German Spy Accusations Resurface as Merkel Cites ‘Deficiencies’

BND agents first noticed in 2008 that “selectors” fed into its surveillance system by the NSA, including data such as IP addresses and mobile phone numbers, didn’t match tasking profiles set by the German-U.S. spy pact, Spiegel reported.

Instead, the selectors represented targets such as the European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co., EADS unit Eurocopter and French officials, Spiegel said.

Apr 25 05:15

Saudi Arabia Does a Gaza in Yemen

Thanks to Washington, the Wahhabi Saudi regime has pounded Yemen, committing mass murder and destroying the infrastructure while imposing a blockade and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the desperate Yemenis, a situation which can only be paralleled to that of Gaza.

Apr 25 03:53

Saudi fighter jets intercept Iran airplane carrying aid to Yemen

Saudi fighter jets have intercepted an Iranian airplane taking an airlift of humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Apr 25 03:33

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic

The secretive TPP is an agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries that affects 40% of global markets. Fast-track authority could now go to the full Senate for a vote as early as next week. Fast-track means Congress will be prohibited from amending the trade deal, which will be put to a simple up or down majority vote. Negotiating the TPP in secret and fast-tracking it through Congress is considered necessary to secure its passage, since if the public had time to review its onerous provisions, opposition would mount and defeat it.

Apr 25 00:23

US drone strikes declared a ‘war crime’ by judge

I wonder how American's would feel if China or Russia had drones flying above their heads bombing wedding parties and innocent people and then labelled anyone who fights back as a terrorist.

Apr 24 19:59

Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights

They are driving it back underground because of the money-grubbing carpetbaggers . . . .

Apr 24 19:33

McDonalds shuts down hundreds of stores worldwide as sales decline

It was announced this week that McDonalds will be closing hundreds of stores worldwide, as global sales continue to decline. To begin the year of 2015, the infamous fast food chain will be closing at least 700 of its locations, which is double the number that was planned for closure earlier this year.In the first 3 months of 2015, McDonalds saw a 2.3% decrease in sales and a 28% drop in operating revenue, continuing a trend of loss that the company has been experiencing for years.Speaking in a conference call with the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, the company’s new CEO, Steve Easterbrook said that massive changes will be needed to improve McDonald’s struggling reputation.

Apr 24 15:18

Mexicans Are Now Happier Than Americans

How can this be possible?

It might have something to do with the fact that social mobility is much lower in the U.S. than in many other developed countries, and that modern Americans have no more social mobility than in medieval England.

Or that inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in apartheid South Africa, Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America. Indeed, economist and inequality expert Thomas Piketty notes that – for those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world ….”

Or that Americans have less access to justice than Botswanans … and are more abused by police than Kazakhstanis.

Apr 24 13:46

900 MCdonalds closing

Apr 24 13:30

DRONE AND PLANE CLOSE CALL AT DULLES

Apr 24 13:17

UK's Camden Council unlawfully censors criticism of Israel

Ruth Tenne argues that, by blocking our website, Redress Information & Analysis, London’s Camden Council – which appears to be covertly advancing the interests of the pro-Israel constituency – is breaking the law.

Apr 24 13:11

Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

Friday, April 17, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Present: Trouble in Paradise -- Maui Foreclosures Allowed by Judge Peter T. Cahill Without Proof of Standing or HRS §667-17 Compliance.

24 April 2014 -- First video coming today. Wells Fargo responded after I outed them and counsel for reading my email with proof that all of them had read my inquiry but had not yet responded. Query, what percentage of the homes valued over $500K received a loan mod.... when the stakes get high the banksters for the the gold.

Hello Mr. King,

Apr 24 11:58

"F*ck This Court and Everything It Stands For": Woman Files Profanity-Laced Court Brief

A woman has filed a nine-page court brief that contains what is likely the most gloriously profane rant of all time.

Tamah Jada Clark filed her brazen tirade on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and it is quite a masterpiece.

Clark filed the brief, bluntly titled To F*ck This Court and Everything that it Stands For, after a judge dismissed her $10 billion lawsuit against Georgia officials.

Apr 24 11:53

VIDEO: Florida Deputy Pursues, Shoots Unarmed Man Holding Cellphone

Dashcam video recently released from a 2013 shooting shows a Florida Sheriff's Deputy following a man on a bicycle and then shooting him four times after the unarmed man dismounts and walks towards the officer, holding a cellphone in his hand.

Apr 24 11:41

What Professional Policing Looks Like!!!

We DON"T NEED ISRAEL TRAINING OUR COPS!

Apr 24 11:22

PHOTOS: Rare tornado touches down on Oahu

spotted Thursday afternoon over central Oahu.

Apr 24 11:21

Major Greek bank, Bank of Piraeus, to wipe debts of poorest clients

One of Greece's largest banks is to wipe away the debts of clients who owe up to 20,000 euros ($21,600) in a one-off gesture to ease the burden on its crisis-hit customers.

Apr 24 11:21

Republicans Won't Release Benghazi Report Until 2016, Claim Timing Has Nothing To Do With Election

September 11, 2015 will mark the third anniversary of the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya that tragically took the lives of four Americans. And as most are well aware of, it’s also an attack Republicans have pathetically tried to politicize in a desperate attempt to slander both President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Apr 24 11:20

Al-Qaeda's Air Force: United States And Saudi Arabia

By Brandon Turbeville

It was evident early on that the US bombing of alleged ISIS targets inside Syria was, in reality, an attempt to support the terrorist organization backed by NATO and the US as opposed to an attempt to defeat it. While such a suggestion has been repeatedly labeled as a “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media and other gatekeepers in the “independent” media, the fruits of America’s labor in terms of the bombing campaign cannot be ignored. Likewise, neither can the world ignore the results of Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen.

The truth is that the United States, NATO, and the GCC/Arab League are bombing in couched support of ISIS, increasing its gains and hold on power with every sortie fired. With this fact recognized, the NATO/GCC network of national governments can now officially be labeled as the Air Force of Al-Qaeda...

Apr 24 11:10

Crime And Punishment - Holocaust vs. Paedophilia

Allison Pearson wrote in The Telegraph two days ago, “As Oskar Groening, the so-called Accountant of Auschwitz, goes on trial at the age of 93 for his complicity in war crimes, the 86-year-old Labour peer Greville Janner is excused prosecution for 22 alleged sexual offences against nine boys in his Leicestershire constituency, from the 1960s to the 1980s, because he is suffering from ‘severe dementia’.”

Pearson is spot on. While Groening is merely a Goy and a German, Lord Janner is a Jew and not just an ordinary Jew, but a quite prominent one. From 1978 to 1984 Lord Janner was the chairman of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, an institution that claims to “represent British Jews.” Lord Janner is also dominant in the field of holocaust education. He is clearly concerned with Jewish suffering but apparently dismissive of the shoah he is accused of inflicting on minor boys at the same time he represented British Jews.

Apr 24 10:52

Allen West: The Four Lies You’ll Hear From Liberals About 2016

1. The “persuasive” lie is one in which a person or group decides to make things up or tell half-truths in order to persuade the audience to believe certain larger than life things about themselves.

Apr 24 10:52

No ‘swooshing’: ISIS reportedly bans Nike because it sounds like ‘sex’ in Arabic

Fashion-conscious militants fighting for the Islamic State in Syria have been dealt a blow after their commanders banned them wearing products made by Nike.
The sports brand features prominently on a leaflet distributed in the terror group's de facto capital Raqqa warning ISIS jihadis about items of clothing they are no longer allowed to wear.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: This is getting silly!

Apr 24 10:38

Girl Scouts to Allow Boys Who Pretend They’re Girls to Join

A traditional values leader is exposing the Girl Scouts for its continued move toward far-left causes.

The latest announcement, says Linda Harvey of Mission America, is that little boys from kindergarten through high school can join the Girl Scouts, if the boy considers himself a girl.

Apr 24 10:37

Handguns for minors? Alabama bill would let those under 18 possess pistols with parental permission

People under 18 could soon be legally able to have handguns in Alabama if bills in the state House and Senate are approved.
Both branches of the state legislature are considering a bill that, if passed, will allow minors with their parents' permission to posses pistols.

Apr 24 09:57

Columbia University sued by male student in ‘Carry that Weight’ rape case

Last fall, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz began carrying a mattress around campus — a protest, she said, of how the school handled her sexual assault complaint against a fellow student. She didn’t name her alleged assailant, but as Sulkowicz’s story and the image of her mattress went viral, his identity soon became obvious. By the end of the term, Paul Nungesser had been denounced on fliers and at rallies and former friends crossed the street to avoid talking to him.

Apr 24 09:52

Tensions Boil Over After Baltimore Police Call Protesters 'Lynch Mob'

Demonstrators still seeking answers over the mysterious and troubling death of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department, circled City Hall on Thursday after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had called in state troopers to help quell the protests.

Anger seems to be reaching a boiling point. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Police Union issued a statement comparing the peaceful demonstrators to a "lynch mob"—the irony of which has only inflamed tensions.

Apr 24 09:41

Americans Now “Ordered” to Accept Illegals by Obama

When President Obama set out to grant illegal amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants late last year, he began putting in place the structure to force Americans to accept these illegal aliens as legal residents of America.

Apr 24 09:41

About 125 Americans control more than 40 percent of election contributions

Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kick-start their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money election yet. This chart from the political data shop Crowdpac illustrates where we may be headed: Between 1980 and 2012, the share of federal campaign contributions coming from the very, very biggest political spenders—the top 0.01 percent of donors—nearly tripled:

Apr 24 09:39

Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist

Tensions between police and the community are fraught in Baltimore as the anger over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody enters its fifth day on Thursday with protests planned city-wide, beginning at City Hall at 3:00 PM. State troopers were dispatched to the city and workers were encouraged to leave downtown prior to the protest starting.

With no word from city officials on the status of the investigation into the details of the West Baltimore man whose spine was severed while in police custody, protesters say their efforts are just beginning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See story about "Nickle Ride" below. And a reminder that right now the US Government WANTS riots in order to declare a national emergency and martial law, so keep it all cool, and remember the smelly kid with the dynamite trying to get you to blow up a building is probably an FBI informant.

Apr 24 09:37

The Footwear Liberal Feminists Forced Cadets to Wear Has Sparked an Outrage

Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Armed Services have taken quite a beating because of the Administration’s insistence that the military become a testing ground for social experimentation instead of protecting Americans.

Apr 24 09:37

South Gate, the Town Where the U.S. Marshal Smashed a Citizen’s Camera, Rakes in Millions from Federal Forfeiture Rules. More is seized in this small town than in San Francisco.

Brian Doherty took note yesterday of an incident, caught on citizen video, of a U.S. marshal in South Gate, California, smashing the cell phone camera of another citizen who had been filming some police activity in her neighborhood.

Apr 24 09:10

Judge orders NY transit agency to run 'Killing Jews' ad

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which had previously run in Chicago and San Francisco, was protected speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The ad portrays a menacing man wearing a scarf around his head and face, includes a quotation "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" attributed to "Hamas MTV," and then states, "That's His Jihad. What's yours?"

Apr 24 09:09

An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct

Stinson, 50, has become an indispensable source for researchers and reporters looking into alleged crimes and acts of violence by police officers because he has built a database tracking thousands of incidents in which officers were arrested since 2005. His data has shown that even the few police officers who are arrested for drunken driving are rarely convicted and that arrests spike for cops who have been on the force 18 years or longer, contrary to prior research showing it was mostly new officers who were acting out.

Apr 24 08:55

Is it time to put a woman’s face on the $20 bill?

It is no coincidence that the target of this effort is Andrew Jackson. Really, the last President to fight the private central bankers centered in the City of London, UK, and win. It is also no coincidence that Jackson was the target of a unsuccessful assassination attempt in the wake of his battles with the private central banks. The two are connected.

In fact, it is my opinion, the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and even Kennedy are linked, in part, to their attitudes towards the private central bank that really has been running the world since the Battle of Waterloo: their opinion that the money ownership of the United States should be vested in the people and the states per the US Constitution.

Apr 24 08:28

Are U.S. citizens aware of AND prepared for “Jade Helm 15??

In any event, citizens in JH15 states should start asking questions now of their local and state officials.

Apr 24 08:23

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people . . . .” On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.

Apr 24 08:19

Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die

Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit. Gradually, it has become clear that when operators in Nevada fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess.

The president’s announcement on Thursday that a January strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan had killed two Western hostages, and that it took many weeks to confirm their deaths, bolstered the assessments of the program’s harshest outside critics. The dark picture was compounded by the additional disclosure that two American members of Al Qaeda were killed in strikes that same month, but neither had been identified in advance and deliberately targeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it bitterly ironic that as a former lecturer in Constitutional law, President Obama has embraced the tactic of extrajudicial assassinations, which kill and maim the innocent more often than not.

Right now, this country's leadership looks like a jaysap's nether regions to much of the rest of the world, because the US government talks about human rights, and the critical importance of participatory democracy, while continuing to support our tinpot dictators around the world, such as Al-Hadi in Yemen; the al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain; and the Saudi monarchy.

Add to that the deaths and maimings caused by extrajudicial assassinations, and you are looking at a perfect storm of profound hatred in the Middle East against the United States.

Apr 24 08:17

DIET PEPSI DROPPING ASPARTAME ON CUSTOMER CONCERNS

?The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Competitor Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year.

Executives at Coke and Pepsi blame the declines on perceptions that aspartame isn’t safe. That’s even though the Food and Drug Administration says aspartame, best known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, is “one of the most exhaustively studied substances in the human food supply, with more than 100 studies supporting its safety.”

Apr 24 08:00

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE DRUG WAR AND PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX CONNECTION

?In Idaho the drug warriors and the prison-industrial complex are working hand-in-hand to deliver big profits to the corporatists by maintaining one of the highest prison populations in the country.
Watch the Liberty Report to see what happens to Idaho families seeking to use cannabis oil to provide relief for their very ill children. Join us with special guest Will Norman Grigg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "war on drugs" is a war on people using them, with for-profit prisons making unseemly profits, and drug money getting laundered by major banks, and more than occasionally being used to fund various candidates for high office.

Apr 24 07:59

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

By Michael Maharrey

The new law will prohibit state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.

But, handouts of such equipment from the Pentagon are far from the only way that the federal government has been militarizing local police...

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 24 04:35

Regarding the farcical prosecution of Oskar Groening, the "Accountant of Auschwitz"

Every month or so, a European government, usually Germany and almost always at the behest of international Jewry, arrests an old man for allegedly being "complicit in the Holocaust." . . .

. . . For the past few days, the mainstream mass media and Jewish press have been hysterically reporting on yet another farcical prosecution of an elderly German man who is alleged to be "complicit in the Holocaust."

Oskar Groening, an ex-Auschwitz guard and former sergeant in the SS now ridiculously known as the "Accountant of Auschwitz," is currently standing trial in Lüneburg, Germany for his purported “complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in two months during the summer of 1944,” according to The New York Times.

Apr 24 04:24

Iran Armenians honor massacre centennial

Armenians claim that up to 1.5 million Armenian Christians were systematically slaughtered in eastern Turkey through mass killings, forced relocations and starvation, a process that began in 1915 and took place over several years during World War I and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey fiercely opposes the use of the term “genocide,” saying that the conflict saw many people from both sides killed.

Apr 24 04:01

MEAGA BEX Alert!!! - "Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did"

BERLIN — On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the "accountant of Auschwitz" told of the moment he lost his "euphoria for Adolf Hitler."

He was standing on a train platform after Hungarian Jews had been unloaded at the Nazi death camp. The unwitting condemned already had been sent to the gas chambers. The newly arrived slave laborers had been sent in a different direction.

Left behind on the platform was a crying infant. As the child cried, one of the now 93-year-old Oskar Groening's fellow SS officers approached it, grabbed it by the leg, dashed its head against a nearby truck, then tossed the lifeless body into the truck.

As horrific as that story is, what might have been more shocking was Groening's next observation.

"I don't know what else I could have expected the guard to do with the baby," he mused. "I suppose he could have shot it, though."

Apr 23 19:51

Argentine independent scientists support WHO on glyphosate cancer link

While the rest of the world takes on board the WHO’s verdict and moves forward, the UK Science Media Centre is in denial. Claire Robinson reports

In the wake of the re-classification of glyphosate herbicide as a probable carcinogen by the IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), support has poured in from independent scientists and agencies worldwide. The quotes listed below this article were collected from independent scientists in Argentina by the journalist Dario Aranda (English translation by GMWatch) in an article for the newspaper Pagina12.

For example, one quote is from Rafael Lajmanovich, professor of the Department of Ecotoxicology, National University of Litoral, and a researcher at CONICET, the main national research council of Argentina. Lajmanovich said, "The international scientific community has warned for years, backed up by studies, that glyphosate is carcinogenic. It is good that WHO has recognized this fact.”

Apr 23 19:34

Change They Don’t Believe In

The unfortunate consequence of not allowing the process of “creative destruction” to occur in banking and Big Business is that the historic forces behind it will seek expression elsewhere in the realm of politics and governance. The desperate antics of central banks to cover up financial failure can’t help but provoke political upheaval, including war.

It’s a worldwide phenomenon and one result will be the crackup of economic relations — thought by many to be permanent — that we call “globalism.” The USA has suffered mightily from globalism, by which a bonanza of cheap “consumer” products made by Asian factory slaves has masked the degeneration of local economic vitality, family life, behavioral norms, and social cohesion. That crackup is already underway in the currency wars aptly named by Jim Rickards, and you can bet that soon enough it will lead to the death of the 12,000-mile supply lines from China to WalMart — eventually to the death of WalMart itself (and everything like it). Another result will be the interruption of oil export supply lines.

Apr 23 18:44

ZAHI HAWASS STORMS OUT OF DEBATE WITH GRAHAM HANCOCK BEFORE IT BEGINS

Hawass demanded that Hancock censor his talk to remove all references to Robert Bauval and the Orion correlation theory. When Hancock explained that the alternative view of history that he was on stage to represent could not exclude the Orion correlation and therefore could not exclude Robert Bauval, Dr Hawass, again shouting, marched out of the debating room. One member of the audience who was present managed to record part of Dr Hawass’s meltdown which is the subject of this video.

Meanwhile, as the audience began to arrive, frantic negotiations took place off stage between the conference organisers and Dr Hawass. Finally Dr Hawass agreed to return and give his talk and answer questions from the audience, but he refused absolutely to hear or see Hancock’s talk, or to engage in any debate with Hancock. Hancock therefore gave his talk to the audience without Dr Hawass present (Dr Hawass sat in a room outside the conference hall while Hancock spoke).

Apr 23 18:44

No Juniors Show up to Take SBAC at Seattle High School

SEATTLE -- Not a single 11th grade students showed up to take the SBAC test at Nathan Hale High School this week, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed.

Apr 23 18:38

Cops plant malware on lawyer’s hard drive

The Fort Smith Police Department shared a hard drive with a lawyer for whistleblowers in the discovery phase of a court action. The whistleblowers had blown the whistle on bad behavior by the department. When the lawyers got the hard drive back, in addition to files pertinent to the case was a buried folder that contained several known trojans - malware to seriously mess with the lawyer's computer.

Apr 23 18:27

‘Killing Jews is Worship’ Ad Allowed on NYC Transportation Services

A free speech lawsuit brought by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), in which they sued New York City’s MTA (Manhattan Transportation Authority) to have the right to pay for specific ads.
The ads state “Killing Jews is Worship and that draws us close to Allah” and it appears to be a quote from Hamas MTV.

Apr 23 18:22

Wisconsin Democrats Using “John Doe” Laws To Terrorize Conservatives

What is the average American citizen to do when those in authority trample on 1st Amendment rights? Further, what is a citizen to do when the police are “weaponized” to punish them for their political views? These are issues the voters and legislature in Wisconsin are now facing thanks to corrupt Democrat officials.

Apr 23 18:19

GM, Ford, And Others Want to Make Working on Your Own Car Illegal

One of the inherent rights of owning a vehicle is the ability to get on one’s backside — a wrench in one hand and a grease rag in the other, and just tinker to your little heart’s desire. Since the vehicle was invented, it’s been an important facet within the community of gearheads.

Apr 23 18:13

Video: Drug warriors and the Prison-Industrial Complex working hand-in-hand to deliver profits to corporations

Drug warriors and the prison-industrial complex are working hand-in-hand to deliver big profits to the corporatists.

Apr 23 18:07

Stop AIPAC, Seth Morrison

Apr 23 18:06

We Exist (Palestinians) – Johnny Punish [ROCK VIDEO]

GAZA MASSACRE 2014 inspired this dark rock tune about a murdered father speaking to his daughter about her future. Dark yes! But also hoping for a better day in a future where we coexist as brothers, We Exist will make you think. It will make you hurt, get angry and move you to be fired up about changing this world for all of us because we belong no matter what they say!

Apr 23 15:56

URGENT: Saudi Arabia Bars Iran's Cargo Plane from Entering Yemen's Airspace

The Iranian civilian plane carried humanitarian aids, including medical equipment, for the Yemeni people who have been under the Saudi-led airstrikes for almost a month now.

The plane was bound for Sana'a Airport, but was intercepted by the Saudi fighter jets before entering Yemen's airspace.

Mohammadi Araqi described the Yemeni people's conditions as critical, and said, "We are in contact with Yemen's Red Crescent Society and Health Ministry and have included their needs in the new consignment."

He lamented that planes and ships are not allowed into Yemen's ports and airports, and said, "Unfortunately, the Saudi government has prevented the dispatch of aid to Yemen."

Iran has already sent five consignments of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including a total of 69 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items.

Apr 23 15:55

With ‘brave tactic,’ Sanders tries to slam brakes on fast track

In what is being heralded as a "brave tactic," Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) temporarily blocked lawmakers from rushing through legislation that would allow the controversial and highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Apr 23 14:30

'I thought it was an atom bomb': Second spectacular volcanic eruption in Chile cakes cities 18 MILES away in ash as thousands are forced to abandon their homes and more flights are grounded

A second spectacular blast from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has covered nearby towns and villages in a thick layer of ash.

The first eruption in over four decades yesterday sent vast clouds of ash more than six miles into the air, creating an incredible display of lightning and lava against the night's sky.

Another unexpected eruption in the Los Lagos Region today heightened fears of local waters becoming contaminated, residents developing severe breathing problems and more flights being grounded.

The ash covered cars and houses in cities as far as 18 miles away from the source of the eruption as another massive evacuation effort gets underway.

Previous and equally violent eruptions at Calbuco have continued for up to a week, according to a volcanologist from Oxford University who told MailOnline it is impossible to predict what will happen next.

Apr 23 14:19

Native American Actors Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

Netflix is defending the Sandler flick, saying it's all a joke. A Netflix rep tells TMZ, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous." The rep says it's intended to be a satire of Westerns and the stereotypes popularized in the genre.

Apr 23 14:06

Neighbors Complain as Navy Blasts National Anthem in Everett

After the base received a number of calls, administrators decided they could lower the volume 10 percent and still meet Navy requirements.

Oh, where is their patriotism?!

WEBMASTER ADDITION: We have the same problem here. Pearl Harbor plays bugle calls and the National Anthem over their base PA system, and we hear it up on top of our hill miles away!

Apr 23 12:31

JADE HELM

Jade Helm 15 JP 3-35. JADE (Joint Assistance for Deployment and Execution) HELM (Homeland Eradication of Local Militants)

Apr 23 12:05

$286 million more for Israel? House of Reps bill

The bill introduced Tuesday by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., would authorize $286 million for procurement, research and development for the midrange missile defense system, which is designed to take down missiles from more than 180 miles away.
Note: Yep, more money for Israel!

Apr 23 11:55

Bastrop County, Texas Residents Oppose Jade Helm

Officials with JADE HELM 15, as the training is called, will lay out details of their months-long training to commissioners at their Monday, April 27 Commissioner Court meeting. Officials say the training, which will be held in Bastrop County from July 15 to Sept. 15, will develop techniques and tactics needed by the military to defend U.S. interests around the globe.

Apr 23 11:38

Red Light Cameras Could be Finished in Texas: Contracted companies would photograph vehicles that run red lights, then send the owner a $75 ticket, however, because ticketed drivers couldn't confront their accusers, the cameras violated a citizens' right

Have you ever received a ticket by mail for running a red light? That’s a trend that could end in Texas.
The state could put red light cameras in the rearview mirror under a bill that has cleared the Texas Senate.
Republican Sen. Bob Hall said Wednesday that red light cameras “have failed miserably” before his bill was sent over to the House. Dozens of Texas cities have contracted companies to install red light cameras, which generate millions in revenue for municipalities.

Apr 23 11:37

House passes PCNA bill allowing corporations to share your data. The bill contains provisions that would allow the government to use these data outside of cyber threats and to spy on journalists and their sources. It's also FOIA exempt

If you wanted to explain the dilemma of privacy versus security to a curious relative, theProtecting Cyber Networks Act would be a good place to start. The bill has just been passed by the House of representatives (voting 307-116 in favor), and is designed to prevent future cyber attacks by allowing corporations to share information with each other and the government. Civil liberties groups claim the bill tramples on the privacy of the customers, and opens the door for agencies like the NSA to access their data (not that it needs much help, it seems).

Apr 23 11:32

Oregon Teacher Sues School District for Trauma Caused by Active Shooter Drill

Two years ago, Linda McLean, a teacher at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Oregon, was sitting at her desk when a man dressed in a black hoodie and goggles suddenly burst into her classroom.

The man pointed a gun at McLean's face and pulled the trigger.

McLean heard gunfire and smelled smoke, and felt her heart racing.

The gunman said, "You're dead" and left the room.

Apr 23 11:07

Congress just launched its first strike against women and LGBT people under the guise of defending religious liberty -- "employees in the District of Columbia could be fired for using in vitro fertilization to start a family or for becoming pregnant while

The U.S. House of Representatives is working hard to legitimize discrimination against gay and transgender people and women. And it's using religious liberty as its smokescreen.

Apr 23 11:06

EU leaders to declare: 'We cannot take more migrants'

One of the messages the EU heads of state and government are expected to deliver at their extraordinary summit today (23 April) is that the Union cannot absorb any more mass arrivals of migrants, as they risk undermining it economically, and destroying it politically.

Apr 23 11:01

I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children: I work 70 hours a week doing two jobs but cannot make ends meet. Presidential hopefuls must make profitable federal contractors pay living wages

Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth, including many of the senators who are running for president: I’m a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate cafeteria. But today, they’ll have to get their meals from someone else’s hands, because I’m on strike.
I am walking off my job because I want the presidential hopefuls to know that I live in poverty. Many senators canvas the country giving speeches about creating “opportunity” for workers and helping our kids achieve the “American dream” – most don’t seem to notice or care that workers in their own building are struggling to survive.

Apr 23 11:00

“Mass surveillance hasn't contributed to preventing terrorist attacks. Instead, resources that might prevent attacks are diverted to mass surveillance, leaving potentially dangerous persons free to act,” PACE warned yesterday.

Europe’s top rights body, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has crystalized its censure of mass surveillance as a threat to fundamental human rights and to democracy itself by adopting a draft resolution in which it reiterates deep concerns over the practice of intelligence agencies systematically harvesting untargeted communications data, without adequate legal regulation or technical protection.

Apr 23 10:54

RUBIO FAVORITE IN $HELDON $WEEP$TAKE$

Before Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP candidates are competing in the Sheldon Adelson primary, and some will travel to his posh Venetian hotel in Las Vegas this weekend in hopes of winning it. But one candidate — Marco Rubio — has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to nearly a half-dozen sources close to the multibillionaire casino mogul.

In recent weeks, Adelson, who spent $100 million on the 2012 campaign and could easily match that figure in 2016, has told friends that he views the Florida senator, whose hawkish defense views and unwavering support for Israel align with his own, as a fresh face who is “the future of the Republican Party.” He has also said that Rubio’s Cuban heritage and youth would give the party a strong opportunity to expand its brand and win the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So elections, in this country, have come to this; it is no longer We the People who actually elect Presidents; it is the large corporations and front-men for Israel who buy candidates to fulfill their agendas, just as one would buy a side of beef.

And what is most depressing as to how this process has evolved, is the hard reality that the needs and concerns of working Americans are completely eclipsed by the needs and concerns of a foreign nation, and the huge corporations, which literally write most of the legislation under which the rest of us are forced to live.

Elections in the US are a Kabuki-like process, engineered to give the citizens of this country the illusion that they have some, even minor, control over their destinies when they absolutely do not.

And if you want a good look at how that works, take a look at what we know of the TPA:

Congress’ tax committees announced an agreement Thursday to speed through a bill to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority that he will need to push mammoth new trade deals through Congress. While many believed a deal was in the works, news that it was actually done came as a surprise to members of both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, which had been called to a hearing on the deal less than 12 hours earlier. The “trade promotion authority” bill, or TPA, would allow the White House to cut new trade deals with Asian and European nations, and then pass them through Congress using expedited procedures. Under these rules, the deals cannot be amended or obstructed, and they get a simple up-or-down vote.

Again, great for corporations, but generally lousy for We the People.

Any questions, folks?!?

Apr 23 10:50

Hillary Clinton Hires Former Monsanto Lobbyist To Run Her Campaign

Monsanto-linked Jerry Crawford doesn't inspire much hope.

Apr 23 10:32

Taco Bell, lobbying to prevent workers from organizing/getting healthcare, give congressional staff 6,000 free tacos

Taco Bell franchise owners are lobbying Congress to help prevent their workers from organizing a union or qualifying for employer-based healthcare. They’re also asking for assistance with real estate tax credits and other issues on their legislative agenda.

Apr 23 10:31

Food workers, janitors walk out on U.S. Senate

About 40 contracted workers from the United States Senate walked off their jobs Wednesday morning and joined more than 1,000 labor activists at a rally calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to require federal contractors to pay their workers more.

Apr 23 10:29

17 Reasons Why The Qur’an And The Bible Are Pretty Much The Same Book

In this list some quotes from both the Christian Bible and the Muslim Qur’an. Some of the words and names have been changed so as to make it less obvious which book they are from. Your job will be to figure out which holy book made each quote. The goal of this game is to show Christians and Muslims alike that there are many similarities between both faiths (and yes, I know there are many differences, too).

Apr 23 10:28

How Much Cash Are Corporations Really Hoarding?

Corporate America is the standard punching bag for criticism exercises across the nation. No matter the topic, major corporations are often seen as financial heavyweights that constantly hit below the belt, at the expense of everyone else. In recent years, corporations have been called cash hoarders not willing to spend money on the country’s future. While this may be true to some extent, the full scorecard provides a less unanimous decision.

Apr 23 10:16

Judge orders NY buses to run ‘Killing Jews’ ads

It was a major victory for not just bigotry but for bigotry which is poorly expressed through confusing, obscure, inner-baseball advertising campaigns. (They are pretty meta, though. I’ll give them that.) Not surprisingly, Geller praised the decision as a “triumph for liberty and truth.” Her lawyer, David Yerushalmi, who the Anti-Defamation League denounced for his “record of anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black bigotry,” was equally thrilled:

Judge Koeltl’s well-written and considered opinion sends a loud and clear message to Islamic terrorists around the globe as well as to those government bureaucrats who believe that Sharia’s blasphemy laws are an exception to the First Amendment. And that message is this: America’s liberties will not give way to Islamic terror threats nor to government bureaucrats who are quick to cast aside our liberties for fear of offending Muslims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To every Muslim in this country who works hard, loves their family, and participates in their community with tolerance and benevolence with their fellow and sister Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and non-believers, I am very, very sorry for this ruling.

Every Muslim I have ever met in a business environment immigrated to this country for the same reasons my ancestors came here; to avoid discrimination; to give their kids better opportunities for education; and to find a job or found a business where they could thrive.

That such blatant racial, and religious, profiling should be allowed on public transport should be an affront to us all.

Apr 23 10:15

5 Recent Trends That Make It Hard to Trust the Police

#5. They're Becoming Way Too Fond of Anal Probes

Apr 23 10:03

The American Dream is a myth, says Nobel-prize winner: "Stiglitz argued that income inequality in America is not just the result of market forces, but also politics and policies put in place by lawmakers and companies, particularly after Ronald Reagan's

It has become increasingly difficult for Americans to climb the economic ladder, says Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel-prize winning economist.

The U.S. has one of the highest levels of income inequality among its peers and is among the worst in offering equal opportunities for advancement, said Stiglitz, who spoke Tuesday in New York City. Whether an American gets ahead is also more dependent on the income and education of their parents, he said.

Apr 23 10:02

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 36 Years Is Finally Getting A Sweet Taste Of Freedom

Innocent until proven guilty... and then proven innocent.

Apr 23 10:02

The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting Death Squads

In 2009, just a year before Sebastián Piñera became president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet approved the training of 211 Chilean recruits at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA).

Between 1999 and 2010, Chilean governments sent a total of 1,205 recruits to the school, with Bachelet remaining at the helm of cooperation with the U.S.-based institute that has graduated scores of alumni involved in human rights violations under Chile’s dictatorship era from 1973 to 1990.

Despite the macabre reality inflicted upon Chileans during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, the Concertación governments of the center-left, allegedly embarking upon a democratic future for Chile, retained ties with the school that produced torturers such as Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko, who, according to torture survivors, never concealed his identity while subjecting his victims to brutality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country's leadership always talks about human rights, human dignity, democracy and compassion while teaching torture, dictatorship, oppression, and suppression of popular, indigenous movements.

It is no wonder that this country's leadership is considered schizophrenic, if not downright psychotic, by much of the rest of the the world's more sane leaders.

Apr 23 09:54

Chinese school likened to 'cell block' after pupils jump to their deaths

A middle school in northern China has been likened to prison block after bars were installed on windows and balconies to deter pupils from jumping to their deaths, according to a newspaper report.

The security measures have been taken at Hengshui No. 2 Middle School in Hebei province and were prompted after two pupils killed themselves jumping, apparently due to the pressure they felt to succeed academically, the Beijing Times reported.

One died in October last year and the other last month, the report said.

The school is well known for the high percentage of pupils who are admitted to China’s top universities and has a reputation for academic excellence, according to the newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what will not change here is the psychological environment which causes kids to kill themselves?!?

Or do educators in China just consider these kids as "collateral damage" for having had the temerity to take their own lives, when the pressure got too great?!?

Apr 23 09:49

IT JUST COST DEUTSCHE BANK $25,000 PER EMPLOYEE TO KEEP ITS LIBOR MANIPULATING BANKERS OUT OF JAIL

And so another historic scandal involving the manipulation and rigging of one of the most important global markets, that of Libor which is the reference security for several hundred trillion in derivatives, goes in the history books.

Moments ago the NY Department for Financial Services announced that Deutsche Bank would pay $2.5 billion "in connection with the manipulation of the benchmark interest rates, including the London Interbank Offered Bank ("LIBOR"), the Euro Interbank Offered Rate ("EURIBOR") and Euroyen Tokyo Interbank Offered Rate ("TIBOR") (collectively, "IBOR")."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That those responsible for this graft never go to jail is a complete mockery of the law.

Apr 23 09:44

And Now… “How Tor Is Building a New Dark Net with Help from the U.S. Military”

The funding, which began in 2014, comes as part of DARPA’s Memex project, a “groundbreaking” search engine designed to best commercial titans like Google at searching the Deep Web and other oft-ignored terrain for the U.S. intelligence, law enforcement, and military. To build Memex, DARPA is partnered with universities like Carnegie Mellon, NASA, private research firms, and several Tor Project developers.

Apr 23 09:44

CORPORATE SOVEREIGNTY TRUMPS NATIONAL LAWS; HERE'S HOW THE US THINKS IT CAN GET AROUND THAT

For a while now, Techdirt has been writing about the extraordinary corporate sovereignty chapters in trade agreements that grant foreign companies far-reaching powers to sue a government simply for issuing regulations that impact their investments. Recently, there has been a textbook example of how the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals that adjudicate corporate sovereignty cases are literally a law unto themselves. A post on The Hill explains the background:
A company sought to develop a mining and marine terminal project in Canada, but it had to obtain approval from provincial and federal authorities. As part of that process, the company had to submit an environmental impact study (EIS) addressing the project’s potential impacts on the natural and human environment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!!!

Apr 23 08:22

Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent

In late December of 2014, Robert Earl Lawrence, 30, in an act of compassion, took a stray cat to the Dothan Animal Shelter. What was a seemingly selfless act of kindness would subsequently end with Lawrence being fatally gunned down by a cop.

Apr 23 08:16

Does Israel's Anti-Boycott Law Muzzle Free Speech?

Gordon has a good reason to be reticent. In mid-April, the Israeli high court largely upheld a 2011 law that makes it a civil offense to call for a boycott of a person or body because of its affiliation to the state of Israel. Now, Gordon and other Israelis have silently distanced themselves from the campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel even as the movement to do so, known as BDS, is gaining steam abroad.
Note: Very similar to "holocau$t deniers" being put in jail. Truth.

Apr 23 08:11

Another American Water Emergency: Utah Municipal Water Supply Tainted by Chemical Spill

In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. West Virginia and Ohio both faced water emergencies in 2014.

Now, the city of Nibley, Utah has issued an order to residents not to use the water from their taps due to a foul odor caused by contamination.

Apr 23 08:09

Breaking! US Announces Fake Al-Qaeda Actor Adam (Pearlman) Gadahn Dead

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that a U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: They made the same claim in 2008.

Apr 23 07:03

HOLOHOAX MAGIC: FITTING 13 STADIUMS INTO 1 GARAGE

You see, we are expected to believe that 1.1 million people (officially and suspiciously reduced from the 4 million that had been claimed for 50 years!) were herded into a "gas chamber" the size of a 3-car garage, then killed by bug-spray (Zyklon B), right under the noses of Red Cross camp inspectors, while inmate soccer games were going on in an adjacent field.

The hard-working killers (or their slaves) then had to enter the poison room (perhaps wearing HazMat suits?), pick up each dead body one at a time, and then feed them one-by-one into a funeral parlor sized oven for cremation. Whatever happened to that famed German efficiency?

Apr 23 06:32

Billionaire prince to give one Bentley to each Saudi pilot for striking Yemen

Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal has vowed to give a free Bentley to every Saudi pilot that has taken part in bombardment of Yemen.

According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail, late Saudi King Abdullah's nephew pledged to reward each of the 100 pilots a free Bentley, a British luxury automobile.

Apr 23 06:19

9-11 Truth Hits Holland

Richard Gage's successful visit to Holland on April 16-17 was the first in a series of 9-11 Truth events to hit Holland this spring.

Apr 23 05:57

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charlotte for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Petraeus will appear at the sentencing, which comes two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material.

The plea agreement carries a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years of probation and a $40,000 fine. But the judge is not bound by that and could still impose a prison sentence.

The agreement was filed in Charlotte, where Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former lover, lives with her husband and children.

Apr 22 21:59

Saudi Arabia’s Disastrous War in Yemen

In what has been three decades of ill-advised wars in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen may be the most ill-advised of them all. “Operation Decisive Storm,” the ironic name for Saudi Arabia’s aerial campaign in Yemen, has led to nothing decisive in Yemen beyond ensuring that the country remains a failed state and fertile ground for organizations like al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Long before the commencement of “Operation Decisive Storm,” Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, was grappling with a host of problems ranging from severe water shortages, food insecurity, and a moribund economy, to a long running multi-front insurgency. Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has exacerbated all of these problems and could well be the coup de grace for a unified and relatively stable Yemen.

Apr 22 21:51

Sanders Tries to Slam Brakes on Fast Track

In what is being heralded as a "brave tactic," Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday temporarily blocked lawmakers from rushing through legislation that would allow the Obama administration to "Fast Track" the controversial and highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Apr 22 19:48

From Vietnam to ISIS: Canada needs to apologize

As Canadians pat themselves on the back for taking in Vietnamese refugees at the end of the 1970s, it is perhaps an appropriate time for Canada to apologize to the Vietnamese people for our collective role in creating the refugee flow in the first place.

Canada played a significant role in decimating their country (as well as Laos and Cambodia), aiding and abetting, for example, the permanent alteration of an entire people's gene pool through the production and supply of chemical and biological warfare agents for U.S. forces. The fallout was subsequent generations marked by grotesque physical deformities and severely retarded brain and motor function development. Indeed, Canada produced the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, a dioxin-laced carcinogen, 43 million litres of which were dumped by the U.S. Air Force (this on top of 30 million litres of related defoliants). U.S. soldiers who came home from Vietnam having been soaked in the stuff experienced similar horrors.

Apr 22 11:59

Time to Wake up to some Realities on the Iran Deal

Too many cooks spoil the broth, and that appears to be precisely what the Senate had in mind.

Evidently Obama has concluded that a veto-proof majority in both Houses stood behind the Foreign Relations Committee bill, and reluctantly conceded. But that wrests control of the process out of the hands of the Administration. The Iran deal may have died this afternoon.

To make sense of the events that have led to the current negotiations over Iran’s so-called nuclear ambitions, certain elemental realities should be highlighted:

Apr 22 11:32

flashback: KTLA & the Atomic Bomb - LIVE!

On Tuesday, April 22, 1952, reporters and photographers of the nation’s press were invited to witness a test of an atomic bomb for the first time. Until then, the U.S. Government conducted the tests in secret and did not publicize the events. Residents for hundreds of miles around Las Vegas would only know a test had taken place when they saw a bright light in the sky and experienced a shock wave that sometimes knocked out windows.

(*My "Earth Day" submission)

Apr 22 11:18

ECB Prepares To Sacrifice Greek Banks With 50% Collateral Haircut

European Central Bank has decided suddenly that - the value of the collateral that Greek banks post at their own central bank to secure these loans be reduced by as much as 50%,

Apr 22 10:53

4 million hens euthenized over bird flu fears

avian influenza cases are mounting in the U.S.

Apr 22 10:36

Police Imposing Death Sentence Without Trial

In the last minutes of the video, Harris lies on the pavement with police on top of him. An officer calls for a Taser, but in place of an electric clicking sound, a gunshot rings out.

A voice can be heard saying, "Oh! I shot him! I'm sorry!" Another officer screams out, "He shot him! He shot him!"

Harris, who is bleeding, calls out, too. He's losing his breath, he says. An officer yells back at him.

"You f**king ran! Shut the f**k up!" he yells. "F**k your breath," he said.

Clark defended the officer's language, saying the deputy experienced auditory exclusion, never heard the gunshot and thought the suspect was out of breath from running. The language has no bearing on whether the shooting was justified, Clark said.

Apr 22 10:27

New York Judge Makes The Most Ridiculous Decision Of ALL TIME

It’s the dawn of the Planet of the Apes…
An idiot New York judge has granted two research chimps effective personhood by granting them a writ of habeas corpus, marking the first time in U.S. history an animal has been given the right to challenge it’s detention.

Apr 22 10:27

The Truth About the American Flag In One Cartoon

What the Flag Means To Me by Senior Master Sgt. Christopher McCool, 319th Recruiting Squadron:

Apr 22 10:27

Liberals Want Trey Gowdy Arrested and Charged Over AR-15 Picture

Police in Washington, D.C., are looking into a matter concerning a photograph of two Republican lawmakers with an AR-15 rifle inside one of the House buildings.
Democrats are pushing authorities to arrest the congressmen for holding what turns out to be an inoperable gun.

Apr 22 10:18

In Their Own Voices: Protestors Speak Out as Feds Start Probe of Freddie Gray's Death

Anger and frustration over the death of another black man at the hands of police continues to spill into the streets of Baltimore.

Apr 22 10:16

Why are so many Americans criminals? - Americans aren't addicted to crime; our politicians are addicted to criminalizing things

Criminal justice reform is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time. It's about time.
America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5% of the world's population and 25% of its prisoners. Nearly 2½ million Americans are in prison. Over 65 million people, or 20% of the country, have criminal records. Most disturbingly, nearly 40% of our country's prisoners are African-Americans, who only make up 13% of the general population.

Apr 22 10:15

Man forms tiny European nation, 160,000 sign up to become citizens

With the advent of modern communication and means of travel, it seems unlikely there is any area of the world left unclaimed by one nation or another. But such land does, or in fact did exist within Europe, and one man has just made his claim to it and created a brand new European nation.

Apr 22 10:06

Study: More Whites Killed By Police Than Blacks

Author and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison caused controversy when she said recently she wants to see a police officer shoot an unarmed white teenager in the back. Only then will she agree that the conversation about race is over. But Morrison’s wish is already a reality.

Apr 22 10:05

Homeland Security Secretary Begs Silicon Valley to Stop the Encryption

At massive security tech conference RSA in San Francisco, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told a packed audience that DHS would be forging alliances with Silicon Valley. He described plans to build an office here, in order to work directly with tech companies on key issues for the DHS.

Apr 22 09:57

Mother sues cops who stripped naked her 20-year-old daughter's body for 'crime scene photos' after fatal crash

Sheriff's deputies undressed the body of a 20-year-old car crash victim then took inappropriate nude photos of her at the side of the road, her mother has claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not just inappropriate, but downright sick!

Apr 22 09:49

Supreme Court rules cops can’t hold suspects to wait for dog

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes.
Writing on behalf of the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that the constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure prevent police from extending an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive.

Apr 22 09:48

Woman Dies in Custody, Family Finds Out at Courthouse, Only after a call from a inmate.

As a South Florida family walked into a courhouse expecting to see their daughter appear for a hearing, they recieved a phone call from an inmate informing them that the inmate had died in custody, family attorney Sabino Jauregui told NBC 6.

Apr 22 09:33

VIDEO -Monopoly Men: Federal Reserve Fraud

the connective tissue between this and other top-secret international organizations is explored and exposed

Apr 22 09:26

Russia to close 40% of universities by the end of 2016

The number of Russian universities will be cut by 40% by the end of 2016, according to Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov. In addition, the number of university branches will be slashed by 80% in the same period.

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