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Apr 14 13:06

Teen Interviews Navy Vet Who Was Pulled Over By Swat Tank

Rights don't matter. So they talk of launching an "investigation" for "improper hand signals" and...having fellatio performed. As if this were not punishment enough, they let him know that the cell phone resembles a firearm that it's not a "tank" but an armored personnel carrier. Newsflash: those are designed for battle.

Apr 14 12:58

UK says no to ‘killer robots’ ban

Apr 14 12:02

Israel: chained fathers, trapped mothers, stolen children

Marianne Azizi reviews the injustice at the heart of Israel – fathers enslaved to a lifetime of debt and mothers trapped in the country against their will and torn apart from their children.

Apr 14 11:55

How Government Agents (Besides Cops) Are Killing Family Pets

While this epidemic of dog-killing cops has garnered a great deal of attention, the government is killings canines in another, equally sinister manner.

Apr 14 11:52

Nisour Square Witness: “Blackwater Had Power Like Saddam Hussein”

Prosecutors called it a wartime atrocity.

The defendants all proclaimed their innocence at the hearing.

However, if defense appeals as planned, the sentences could be even worse...

Apr 14 11:49

Think the poor don’t pay taxes? This chart proves you very wrong.

One of the stranger conservative tax talking points is the claim that the tax code is somehow unfair to rich people, who are unduly burdened by the progressive income tax. "The top 10 percent pay two-thirds of the income tax," the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore notes in a representative piece. "And the bottom 50 percent — all Americans with an income below the median — pay just 3 percent of the income tax." Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) made a similar argument in his 2013 and 2014 budgets, which included a flat tax to make "the system more efficient and fair by broadening the tax base, letting everyone contribute to their government instead of a few people contributing for everyone."

Apr 14 11:49

Video: ‘F*ck Your Breath,’ Says Cop to Man Who Has Just Been Fatally Shot

Over a week ago, an unarmed black man named Eric Courtney Harris was killed by 73-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma, "reserve deputy" police officer Bob Bates. This happened shortly after Harris sold ammunition and a gun to some undercover cops, who moved to arrest him. Harris fled and — according to the explanation given by officials — Bates accidentally shot the 44-year-old while trying to Tase him:

Apr 14 11:22

150 Years After His Assassination, Lincoln Still Has Much To Teach Us

On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fired. The bullet, striking the head of President Abraham Lincoln, would become perhaps the most consequential quantum of lead in American history. Now, 150 years later, it seems fitting to reflect upon the place of Abraham Lincoln in our modern world – especially as politicians and would-be presidents selectively claim Lincoln’s legacy, often out of context.

Apr 14 11:22

South Korean businessman commits suicide leaving behind a list of supposed bribes he has paid to politicians. List includes current Prime Minister and two former Chiefs of Staff.

Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo said Tuesday he will step down if he is found to have received money from a late businessman at the center of a corruption scandal.

Lee claimed that he had no financial transactions with Sung Wan-jong, the former chairman of a troubled mid-size construction company who committed suicide last week.

Apr 14 10:57

The 73 year old reserve deputy who accidentally shot and killed an unarmed black man in Oklahoma has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter.

A white, reserve sheriff's deputy was charged Monday in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black suspect whose shooting while on the ground at officer's feet was captured on videotape.

Apr 14 10:57

Parking company sues police for "unlawful arrest" of attendant who put boot on unmarked cop car, refused to remove it

A booting company has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Louisiana State Police, claiming two undercover troopers wrongly arrested an attendant who booted their unmarked vehicle last year in a private parking lot in Uptown New Orleans.

Apr 14 10:23

“Overzealous, dangerous patriotism”: School nurse refused to treat student who didn’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance

The American Humanist Association, an atheist group, has sent a letter of complaint to Pennsylvania's Carlisle Area School District after a school nurse at Wilson Middle School refused to treat a middle school student who didn't stand during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Apr 14 10:23

Fox News Says ‘Minority Communities’ Need To be ‘Trained’ To be ‘More Sensitive To The Police’

During an episode of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, the show’s host Jeanine Pirro asked her viewers whether the problem is with police officers or with “minorities.” In an “Instapoll” conducted by the show, she asked whether cops need to be retrained to be more sensitive to the needs of so-called “minority” communities, or whether those communities need to be “trained” to be “more sensitive” to the police.

Apr 14 10:17

Nestlé's California Water Permit Expired 27 Years Ago

Last month, California newspaper The Desert Sun published an investigationrevealing that Nestlé Water’s permit to transport water across the San Bernardino National Forest for bottling has been expired since 1988. On Friday, the U.S. Forest Service announced it would make it “a priority” to reassess the permit, and that it might impose as-of-yet unspecified “interim conditions” on the bottling operation in light of the severe drought, The Desert Sun reports.

Apr 14 10:16

The owner of a credit card processing business in Seattle is raising his employees' minimum wage to $70,000 by cutting his own salary. “The market rate for me as a C.E.O. compared to a regular person is ridiculous, it’s absurd," he said.

The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives.

Apr 14 09:57

A federal judge in Washington handed down a life sentence to the first of four Blackwater Worldwide guards to be sentenced in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 unarmed Iraqis and injured others in a Baghdad traffic circle.

A federal judge Monday sentenced a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for killing 14 unarmed civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, an incident that fomented deep resentments about the accountability of American security forces during one of the bloodiest periods of the Iraq war.

Apr 14 09:56

Japan Is Going to Kill Thousands of Whales No Matter What Other Nations Say

Here's one thing successive Japanese governments seem to agree on: Japan should be able to go out and kill a lot of whales.
On Monday, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) rejected Japan's proposal to kill 4,000 whales in the Antarctic over the next 12 years. But the commission has no power to stop Japan from conducting a hunt anyway.

Apr 14 09:46

Eric Holder Is Asking His Employees to Please Stop Hiring Prostitutes

I know this headline sounds like a joke... sadly, it's NOT.

Apr 14 09:42

Obama Administration Plotting Adult Vaccination Mandates

In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Federal bureaucrats and crony capitalists set to profit from the proposal claim the goal is to improve “public health,” and establishment media outlets have largely parroted that line so far. However, critics of the unconstitutional scheme, formally dubbed the “National Adult Immunization Plan” (NAIP), say the ultimate goal is to forcibly vaccinate all Americans and move toward a radical new healthcare paradigm in which medical “treatment” is delivered at gunpoint.

Apr 14 09:41

White House Releases Photo of Obama Posed with a Rainbow, Confirms How Dumb They Think You All Are

They must actually think the majority of America really is this utterly, mind numbingly stupid.

So yes, they actually are still peddling that Obama as the messiah farting rainbows horse manure. Really? Are the sparkly unicorns and kitten wishes coming next?

What's the tagline? A pot of welfare (in lieu of gold) at the end of every American's rainbow?

Apr 14 09:25

BEX Alert!!! - "Corker: Bipartisan deal has been reached on Iran bill"

US Republican Senator Bob Corker says he has struck a deal with Democrat lawmakers in the Senate that would allow Congress to review any nuclear agreement with Iran.

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on Tuesday afternoon (2:15 p.m. local time) on the Corker-Menendez bill that would prevent President Barack Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran until Congress reviews a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told MSNBC network on Tuesday morning, “We have reached a bipartisan agreement that keeps the congressional review process absolutely intact, full of integrity.”

Apr 14 09:03

BUNDY RANCH TYPE STANDOFF BREWING IN SOUTHERN OREGON BETWEEN MINERS AND BLM

The area in question has produced in excess of 10 million ounces of gold since its conception, and geologists estimate that only 10% of the gold in the ground has been removed, which makes this area highly sought after by any standard. It is said that children find gold with their hands in the creeks to this day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the government is desperate for this gold, and will do anything humanly possible to illegally throw the miners off this claim.

I would not be surprised to see a "false flag" done here to be blamed on local militias, and then have US Special Ops round up these miners, and put them where no one will ever hear from them again. Then the Bureau of Land Management will take over the mines, with all the gold going to the US government.

Do you think this can't happen?!?

You had better think again.

In the language of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), the President can have any person, or persons, he has deemed a "threat" to America, arrested, and imprisoned indefinitely, with absolutely no due process.

I wonder if Obama is going to make this his test case of the NDAA; if so, there will be no such thing as private property in this country.

Apr 14 08:52

CITY FAILED TO FIX BRIDGE WHERE MAN’S DAUGHTER DIED, DAD FIXES IT HIMSELF, SO THEY ARRESTED HIM

Two high school students were tragically killed last month after 18-year-old Taylor Swing lost control of his vehicle on a curve. The high school student’s car then careened over the edge of a bridge. Swing, as well as his passenger, 16-year-old Cecily Hamilton, both drowned after the vehicle landed in the creek below.

There are currently barricades along the length of the bridge, but none at the entrance after the curve. Had there been barricades, Hamilton’s father believes that the teenagers may still be alive today.

Since this tragic accident, the father of 16-year-old Cecily, Shannon Hamilton, has been attempting to get the county to construct barricades to prevent any more lives being lost. Unsatisfied with the county seeming to blow off the issue, the grieving father decided to take matters into his own hands to make his community a safer place. Hamilton began constructing temporary safety features himself using materials donated by neighbors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

How many more people are going to have to die here before the city believes it's "quota" has been reached of dead and maimed individuals before they get this fixed?!? And since when has a volunteer, fixing something the city government cannot or will not fix, be accused of "interference with government property"?!?

I hope that if this comes to a trial phase, that the person who made that call for arresting this man, becomes characterizes as the nether end of a donkey, and is shunned by the rest of his community as though he were Kryptonite.

I doubt seriously that this will happen, because of a "Government uber alles" attitude at every level of of government, from city to national. And if it is a question that the city doesn't have the money to fix this (one too many unfunded mandates, perhaps), they should find a way of working with citizens who are donating time, energy, and materials to make their town a better, more safe place to live. Good Samaritans like this should be encouraged, not punished.

The city government here is an absolute epic fail, and should be voted out of office at the earliest opportunity.

Apr 14 08:05

Oil Spill in Vancouver Shows Government Mismanagement - Michael Rivero

Apr 14 07:23

President Assad calls out phony Anti-ISIS coalition

The Syrian President pointed out that the United States and its dozens of allies are actually doing much less fighting against ISIS than Syria is. The truth is, of course, that President Assad’s Syrian army is the one effective force fighting ISIS, while the United States and its allies have been pouring money and weapons into the “rebel” forces fighting against Assad. Thus, on balance, the United States-led coalition is actually allied with ISIS.

Apr 14 07:22

Central Bankers Preparing The Next Event To Push War

UK housing bubble getting ready to pop. Baltic Dry Index declines again. Obama and Abe discuss how to infiltrate AIIB. Important facts about the 2nd Amendment everyone needs to know. Ukraine, shelling airport and hospitals. Ukraine company selling NATO equipment. U.S. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy landed in Ukraine. Sweden admits the hunt for Russia was a hoax for defense funding. U.S. cannot compete with China’s and Russia’s fighter jets.US government officials pushing war on Iran. US Government/central bankers getting preparing for the main event to bring the people to war. Jade Helm advertising for Role Playing people.

Apr 14 07:17

Why We Need Hillary

But, most importantly, Hillary Clinton is the next big “civil rights” story. Now that Americans have had their Black president, the media will need some big story to get excited about so that 2016 can be another “groundbreaking” and “historic” election. Progressives, after all, want to show “progress.” THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is a no-brainer. The headlines will write themselves. The fact that she is probably at least as legitimately qualified for the job than any possible contenders will barely even matter. None of the bullshit-policies-she-comes-up-with-so-she’ll-have-something-to-talk-about will matter, and neither will her various campaign promises.

Apr 14 06:01

Should Latin American Countries Shut Down All US Military Bases?

Former president of Columbia Ernesto Samper has called on Latin American countries, which Washington still disrespectfully refers to as America’s backyard, to review their relationship with the United States and to expel US troops and close military bases on Latin American territory. He said, “A good point on the new agenda of relations would be the elimination of US military bases.”

Apr 14 05:17

Whistleblowers testified before a Congressional committee that they have been victim to retaliation after exposing numerous problems at the VA

Whistleblowers detail a culture of retaliation that is alive and well within the VA.

Apr 13 21:19

Ex-Blackwater Guards Sentenced to Long Prison Terms in 2007 Killings of Iraqi Civilians

One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.
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“I know for a fact that I will be exonerated, in this life and the next,” said Paul A. Slough.

“I am very sorry for the loss of life,” Dustin L. Heard said. “But I cannot say in all honesty to the court that I believe I did anything wrong.”

“As God is my witness,” Evan S. Liberty said, he fired only at insurgents who were shooting at him.

“The verdict is wrong,” said Nicholas A. Slatten, a former Army sniper who was convicted of murder for starting the melee with a precision shot through the head of a young man stopped at an intersection. “You know I am innocent, sir.”

The judge, Royce C. Lamberth, strongly disagreed, sentencing Mr. Slatten to life in prison and handing 30-year sentences to the three others.

(*Good!)

Apr 13 18:29

Man commits suicide in front of U.S. Capitol Building holding ‘Tax the 1 percent’ sign

A man holding a sign protesting "social injustice" shot himself in front of the U.S. Capitol Building, causing a brief terrorism scare and a lockdown that has since been lifted.

Apr 13 18:29

Russia has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal, worth up to $20 billion

Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

Apr 13 18:21

Why are Florida police using armored vehicles to make traffic stops?

The escalation of police militarization continues. None of the supposed “violations” in this police report warrant the use of an MRAP. What this does seem like is dudes on a power trip who don’t like their authority to be challenged.

Apr 13 18:18

Cash Banned in Louisiana at Garage Sales, Flea Markets etc.

With the passage of House Bill 195 into law, the State of Louisiana has banned the use of cash in all transactions involving secondhand goods. State representative Ricky Hardy, a co-author of the bill, claims that the bill targets criminals who traffic in stolen goods. According to Hardy, “It’s a mechanism to be used so the police department has something to go on and have a lead.” The bill prohibits cash transactions by "secondhand dealers," defined to include garage sales, flea markets, resellers of specialty items, and even non-profit resellers like Goodwill. Curiously, it specifically exempts pawnbrokers from the ban. But of course, pawn shops--and not rented stalls at local church flea markets--are notorious as places that criminals frequent to convert stolen goods into quick cash. So what gives? Are the authors of the bill and those who voted for it ignoramuses--or are they deliberately obscuring the real purpose of the bill?

Apr 13 18:12

Fed. Gov. actively seeking role-players for simulation; relocation of U.S. citizenry to detention camps ahead of impending martial law

A JOB LISTING BY A FEDERAL CONTRACTOR IS ASKING FOR ROLE-PLAYERS TO PLAY THE PART OF AMERICAN CITIZENS DURING MARTIAL LAW TRAINING IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Apr 13 18:07

Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. Not a big deal though

Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday. Hundreds of child labourers are working in farms and agricultural businesses in the strategically sensitive Jordan Valley for just £13 a day, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, which documented cases of young people suffering work-related ill health and injuries.

Apr 13 18:05

Cops pick up Maryland kids again, hold them for hours without informing parents

The Meitiv kids of Maryland, whose parents free-range them, were picked up by the cops yesterday and kept in the back of a patrol car for three hours. This happened once before in January and the parents are getting tired of it.

Apr 13 17:36

Rowers Attacked By Flying Asian Carp 2015

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Washington University in St. Louis freshman men's crew team gets attacked by giant Asian Carp during a Friday morning practice at Creve Coeur Lake.

See additional videos for "Rowers Strike Back"

Apr 13 15:54

Israel Lobby Conference: How big is the Lobby ? VIDEO

American politicians and media have fallen captive to the Zionist network. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts the US.

C-Span refused to cover the conference? Speak of “Silencing voices of TRUTH” or any exposure of even the most legitimate and reasonable discourse about Israel — Apparently, “The invisible dictatorship (to borrow a phrase) J.I.D., which controls America certainly saw to it!”

Whether it is not already too late to do much about it, we shall see.

Let us get it out on as many Websites as possible, Twitter and Facebook it, as well. We should not underestimate the power of the internet.

Distribution! Distribution! Distribution!

Apr 13 15:44

Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer

Billions of gallons contaminated

As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time as a drought strikes the state, water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents. This is happening while the act of hydraulic fracturing is polluting massive amounts of water in the state. As the main facilitator in the pollution of California’s two biggest fresh water aquifers, the real question is: “who will report California Governor Jerry Brown?”

Directly, because of Governor Brown, fracking wastewater has been allowed to pollute key aquifers that contain high-quality water protected under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. This is a federal act that appears to be vestigial showing little repercussions to some of Governor Brown’s biggest campaign donors; big oil and natural gas interests.

Apr 13 14:42

Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

Cops Crush Dying Man's Head Into Pavement and Curse Him Moments After They Shoot Him to Death http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/cops-crush-dying-man-s-head-into-pave...

Apr 13 14:15

Free-Range Children Kidnapped by CPS to Prevent Potential Kidnapping

Remember the Maryland parents who were found guilty of neglect for allowing their children, 10 and 7, to walk around the neighborhood together but unaccompanied by an adult?

Yesterday those kids were just taken by CPS because they were playing at the park by themselves.

Apr 13 13:22

Who is America’s Worst Enemy?

Apr 13 13:14

'No Jab, No Pay' Australia Policy Ends Payouts To Citizens Who Refuse Vaccines

Australia has not only passed measures to “tighten” guidelines on the ability to obtain vaccine exemptions but has also passed a “no jab no pay” policy ending welfare payouts to those families who refuse to vaccinate.

Apr 13 12:24

Shock Report: Feds Seek Role Players For Simulating Forced Detention & Relocation of Americans

Why else would the job qualifications require applicants to have the ability to walk up to 18 hours per day in blistering heat and be transported in a car for up to 12 hours at a time?

Apr 13 11:13

Men more likely than women to time-travel and kill Hitler, study shows

If they had a time machine, men would be more likely than women to travel to pre-World War II Europe and kill Hitler, according to a recently published study.

Researchers from the United States, Canada and Germany conducted a meta-analysis of 40 studies that included 6,100 participants who were asked various moral questions, including whether they would kill Hitler to prevent the war.

Apr 13 11:12

Florida Cops Use Tank For Routine Traffic Stop, Assault Man For Flipping Them Off

It is hard to imagine that this surreal story does not originate in a nation run by a violent warlord (or maybe it does), but it actually comes from Florida, where Lucas Jewell, a resident of Gainesville noticed local members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department were riding through town in a tank-like armored vehicle that appears to be a Lanco BearCat, an armored personnel carrier intended for military use.

Apr 13 11:06

Make Room in the Campaign Clown Car! Marco Rubio Announces POTUS Bid

The latest candidate to squeeze into the POTUS 2016 clown car is...neocon war hawk Marco Rubio.

He joins fellow Republican Koch Brothers puppets Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton in the running for leader of the "free world."

Also expected to announce a 2016 presidential bid...

Apr 13 11:04

Hillary Campaign Roars out of the Gate…Oh…Oops

As you’ve likely heard by now, Killary Hillary Clinton has announced she is running for dictator president of the US.

‘Ol Hilldog is no stranger to scandal, controversy, mockery, and…well, I’ll just say it: hate. She just might be the most despised politician in the US today, but heck, you’ve gotta give her credit – she’s not going to let that stop her.

With the announcement of Hillary’s POTUS run came the unveiling of a new logo...

Apr 13 10:48

Lebanon witnesses winter-like weekend weather

The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Winter-like weather returned to Lebanon over the weekend, with heavy overnight rain along the coast and snowfall in the mountains.

Intermittent rain and snow will continue as temperatures slowly drop until Monday, according to the Meteorological Department at Beirut airport.

Some mountain roads, including the Kfar Debian road linking Beirut to the Bekaa Valley, were only opened for cars equipped with chains as a result of the snowfall Saturday, according to the Traffic Management Center.

Apr 13 10:46

Devoted husband cooks his wife a year's worth of dinners to eat while he's stationed away from home

A devoted husband has cooked his wife 12 months worth of dinners, to keep her going while he’s stationed away from home.
27-year-old Yin Yunfeng is a soldier in the Chinese army, and is currently stationed in a remote outpost in Tibet. As such, he only sees his wife, 26-year-old Zhao Mai, once a year.

Apr 13 10:45

Pentagon ‘Kiss’ Training Costs Over $2,000 Per Hour

Apparently the Pentagon has such a piss-poor human resources department they have to hire someone to teach the U.S. Air Force how to ‘ask for a kiss.’
No, this isn’t a joke and to top it off they are paying over $2,000 per for this!

Apr 13 10:07

Fracking Town's Laid-off Workers: 'They Don't Tell You It's All a Lie'

.....life at the centre of the country's largest hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, boom has definitely changed. The jobs that brought thousands of recession­-weary employment­-seekers to this once peaceful corner of western North Dakota over the last five years have been drying up, even as the unemployed keep coming.

Downtown, clutches of men pass their time at the Salvation Army, watching movies or trolling Craigslist ads on desktop computers. The main branch of the public library is full, all day, every day, with unemployed men in cubbyholes. And when the Command Center, a private temporary jobs agency, opens every morning at 6 a.m., between two and three dozen people are waiting to get in the door.

Some of these job seekers are sleeping in their trucks, in utility sheds, behind piles of garbage by the railroad tracks, wherever they can curl up.

Apr 13 10:03

UK ranked among least religious countries in world

A new survey has revealed that the UK is among the least religious countries in the world.
In a global ranking of 65 countries, the UK came six places from last with 30% of the population calling themselves religious.
While 53% of people said they were "not religious", just 13% said they were a "convinced atheist" and the remainder "did not know".

Apr 13 10:03

U.S. Military Should Stay Home: America, Not Iran, Is Biggest Threat To Mideast Stability

The Obama administration’s decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East. One complaint is that the talks were not broad enough. They did not address Iran’s malign intervention throughout the Middle East.

Apr 13 09:55

How the GOP Became the Israel Party

Bill Kristol and John McCain have replaced Robert Novak and Pat Buchanan in Republican foreign policy influence.

When the unexpectedly detailed P5+1 framework agreement with Iran was announced last Thursday, Illinois Republican Mark Kirk made a bizarre comment. “We all know” said the senator, that this is going to end with “a mushroom cloud somewhere near Tehran”—a result of Israel having to go to war to “clean up the mess” made by American and European negotiators. A few days earlier John McCain had expressed the wish that Israel “go rogue” and attack Iran in order to upend the Iran negotiations.

Apr 13 09:31

Study: When companies pay low wages, taxpayers end up with the rest of the bill

Nicole Beth Wallenbrock has a PhD in French literature and a part-time job teaching at the City University of New York, but her wages barely cover the cost of living for her and her son. She has been on food stamps for six months, she told PBS in February, and relies on help from her family and public assistance programs to get by.

Apr 13 09:31

Dogs killed over unpaid fines

California resident Gerilynn Aflleje was horrified when her 4-year-old Siberian Husky mix was killed by a local animal shelter over $180 in fees that she couldn't afford.

Apr 13 09:27

Yemen: Another Failed U.S. Military Intervention

The average U.S. voter or taxpayer doesn't realize this important point and thinks that the U.S. government is merely swatting away bad guys who are attacking us because we love freedom. Politicians, such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, purposefully obscure the decades of U.S. meddling in the Middle East and Islamic countries prior to any terrorist attack on the United States, including that of 9/11. And after that fateful day, the U.S. doubled down on what most inflames militant Islamist radicals -- non-Muslim attacks on and occupation of Muslim soil -- by attacking or invading at least seven Muslim countries. Bush and Obama have told the world that we are not at war with Islam, but Muslims may think differently from the other side of the gun barrel.

Apr 13 09:23

AS THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY COMES TO A CLOSE, WE ARE LEFT WITH FEW ANSWERS TO NAGGING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FBI AND THE TSARNAEVS

Nearly two years after two bombs detonated moments apart at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the lone person accused in the crime stands trial in federal court on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges. The jury is all but certain to convict, not least because his defense attorneys opened their arguments by pointing at their client and saying, “It was him.”

Apr 13 09:03

NY Cops Used 'Stingray' Spy Tool 46 Times Without a Warrant

The police department in Erie County, New York fought hard to prevent the New York Civil Liberties Union from obtaining records about its use of a controversial surveillance tool known as a stingray.

Apr 13 09:03

20 Price Increases That Are Breaking America’s Middle Class Families

American families are under the gun. Whether you are employed, unemployed, or underemployed you’re not alone, because millions of families are struggling in the U.S. With the cost of basic goods and services rising at an alarming rate many households struggle to supply the basic necessities some of us take for granted.

Apr 13 08:53

Why was a 73-year-old insurance company executive riding around playing cop? That’s the question many are asking a week after a Tulsa Police operation went wrong, and a white “reserve deputy sheriff” shot and killed an unarmed black man

Why was a 73-year-old insurance company executive playing cop?
That’s the simple question many are asking more than a week after an undercover Tulsa police operation went wrong — and a white reserve deputy sheriff shot and killed an unarmed black man, apparently by accident. He has not been charged with a crime.

Apr 13 08:53

Sex trafficking survivor says police were among hundreds of abusers

She survived years of abuse and exploitation at the hands of sex traffickers and now she’s telling her story.
Jessa Dillow-Crisp told an audience at the Colorado State Capitol, during Human Trafficking Awareness and Advocacy Day, that her victimization began when she was a child.

Apr 13 08:28

Marco Rubio jumps into 2016 presidential race

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a telegenic rising star with appeal to conservative and establishment Republicans, told donors in a conference call today that he will run for president, according to multiple news reports.

Rubio told his supporters he feels "uniquely qualified" to be president and criticized Hillary Clinton as "a leader from yesterday."

Apr 13 08:24

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Three pilots were happy to take us through the most common things that worry antsy airplane passengers, helping us to distinguish between “this is normal” and “I wonder if I remembered to make those changes to my will.”

Apr 13 08:23

BEX Alert - "ISIL threatens to ‘burn America’ like 9/11"

The ISIL terrorist group has threatened to “burn the United States again" by conducting terrorist attacks against the country similar to the September, 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and the Washington, DC.

The Takfiri terrorist organization released a propaganda video on Saturday via the Internet titled “We Will Burn America”, warning that Americans are not safe anywhere in the world.

“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location,” a voice-over in the video says. “But the dream of Americans to have safety became a mirage.”

"Today there is no safety for any American on the globe," the voice adds, while showing footage of planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City as well as acts of savagery by the group in Iraq and Syria.

Apr 13 08:23

The Health Test You Need to Get in Your 30s

Your dad’s not the only one who should be watching his cholesterol. Moderately elevated cholesterol in your 30s could foreshadow heart disease later in life, according to a new, decades-long study from Duke University.

Apr 13 07:58

German anti-Israeli writer, Günter Grass, dies at 87

Germany’s respected author and noble winning novelist, Günter Grass, known for his sharp criticism of Israel and those supporting the Tel Aviv regime, has died at the age of 87.

Germany’s Steidl publishing house announced Monday that Grass died at a hospital in the northern city of Lübeck.

Best known for his 1959 novel The Tin Drum, the German author won many international awards, with the most notable of them the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999.

Many still continue to relish the novels, poems and stories written by Grass, especially those created in his 80s, but the mustached literary icon took to the headlines by lashing out at Israel over the regime’s continuous spread of hatred and fear in the Middle East and the world.

In his famous poem entitled “What Must Be Said” ("Was gesagt werden muss"), which was published in several prestigious European newspapers in 2012, Grass called the Tel Aviv regime the greatest threat to the peace in the world.

Apr 13 07:15

Danny Schechter Was Our News Dissector

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There was this news director on the coolest radio station in Boston, WBCN-FM, who started his daily show with the announcement, “This is Danny Schechter, your news dissector.”

Dissecting the news was Schechter’s thing. He reported to listeners what was happening, then he explained why it was happening, and then he revealed why other media outlets did not tell the whole story. It was bold and daring, and the word of what Danny Schechter was doing on one progressive-rock station in Boston spread far and wide. “As ‘News Dissector’ on Boston radio,” recalled Chomsky, “Danny Schechter literally educated a generation.”

(*The Mike Rivero of the late sixties and early seventies , in that he kept it straight on what was really happening in Viet Nam , LBJ , and Nixon .

Apr 13 07:08

IAEA, Iran To Hold Technical Meeting In Terhan On Wednesday

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said it and Iran would hold a technical meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran and six world powers struck a framework agreement this month to curb Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for easing Western sanctions.

The U.N.‘s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said it expected progress this month in its own investigation into Iran’s current and past nuclear activities.

Diplomats have voiced concern there could be little progress on the IAEA investigation until a final political deal with world powers is reached.

Apr 13 07:03

Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War

he hawkish junior senator from Arkansas discusses the president's motivations—and his own.

(*Talk about your wringing out all you can from your Andy Warhol 15 minuets of 'fame' .)

Apr 13 05:46

Why Boycotts Rock

If the government of Israel and the broader Israeli Right — along with their agents, the Israel lobby in the United States and other Western countries — are not fretting over the implications for them of this recent turn of events, they ought to be.

Apr 13 04:37

Five things to know about Marco Rubio

It's a stark contrast: Just one day after Hillary Clinton, who could end up being the oldest Democratic presidential nominee in history, formally jumped into the 2016 race, the man who could be one of the youngest nominees, Marco Rubio, will follow suit.
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Here are five things to know about Rubio:

1. Jeb Bush was his political mentor:
2. Rubio is one of the GOP's most promising politicians who also happens to be young:
3. He has struggled to find his footing on immigration:
4. He'll likely make foreign policy a central issue of his campaign:
5. He speaks the language of younger voters:

Apr 13 03:54

Emails reveal US officials undermining Blackwater case

The FBI agents have found out that senior officials in the US Justice Department intentionally attempted to undermine the case of Blackwater security guards’ fatal shooting of Iraqi civilians in 2007, internal emails revealed.

The FBI has planned to charge the American contractors with crimes, including weapons charges, manslaughter and attempted manslaughter that could send them to prison for the rest of their lives.

Several emails, obtained by the New York Times, however, revealed that the department’s senior officials were against the move and sought to drop some of the charges in an effort to lighten the sentences.

In September 2007, Blackwater security guards opened fire on unarmed Iraqi people near a bustling traffic circle with machine guns and grenade into Baghdad’s crowded Nisour Square, killing at least 17 people and wounding several others.

Apr 13 03:25

Iran Deal’s June 30 Deadline Might Slip Amid Framework Disputes

The nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran may need to be extended for a third time because the chances of reaching a final agreement by the June 30 deadline seem increasingly remote.

(* http://image.almanar.com.lb/english/edimg/2011/MiddleEast/Zionist/neta... )

Apr 13 03:10

Final phase of jury selection to begin in Colorado theater shooting trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will whittle 115 remaining candidates down to 12 jurors and 12 alternates serve in the months-long trial of James Holmes. Opening statements are scheduled for April 27.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the July 20, 2012 attack on a Denver-area movie theater. His defense attorneys don't dispute that he pulled the trigger but say he was in the grips of a psychotic episode when he slipped into the theater and opened fire while dressed from head to toe in combat gear.

Prosecutors say Holmes was sane

Apr 13 02:51

End of the 'special relationship'

End of the 'special relationship'? Secret US memo reportedly says UK losing influence with Washington

RT: A secret memo prepared by a Congressional think tank and seen by the Daily Mail says that the US may need a "reassessment of the special relationship" with its key economic partner, Britain, "because its geopolitical setting has been changing."

Apr 13 02:29

Hillary Clinton's Israel policy

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"Protecting Israel’s future is not simply a question of policy for me, it’s personal. I’ve talked with some of you I’ve know for a while about the first trip Bill and I took to Israel so many years ago, shortly after our daughter was born.

"And I have seen the great accomplishments," Clinton added; "the pride of the desert blooming and the start-ups springing up. I’ve held hands with the victims of terrorism in their hospital rooms, visited a bombed-out pizzeria in Jerusalem, walked along the fence near Gilo. And I know with all my heart how important it is that our relationship go from strength to strength."

(*Oh Christ!)

Apr 12 23:15

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

GC: Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Apr 12 19:08

It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running for President in 2016 (God Help Us All)

HERE SHE ISSSSSS, MRS. RUIN AMERICAAAAAAAAA...

Apr 12 18:28

Philadelphia woman accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son with cerebral palsy alone in the woods for over five days with nothing but a blanket and a Bible has been taken into police custody in Maryland

Nyia Parler, 41, is accused of leaving her 21-year-old son in a wooded area along Cobbs Creek Parkway near Catharine Street around 11 a.m. Monday before traveling to Montgomery County, Maryland to visit her boyfriend.

Apr 12 18:27

Police: Shooting suspect wants 'to chill this weekend,' will turn himself in next week.

An Indianapolis shooting suspect plans to turn himself in to police some time next week, but wants to “chill” this weekend, WTHR (Indianapolis) is reporting.

Apr 12 17:11

Hillary supporters to label criticism as sexist

Clinton proponents will undoubtedly move to label most, if not all, criticism of the former first lady as sexist in the same way critics of Obama were labeled racist in the past.

Apr 12 13:43

U.S. violation of the NPT & its warcrimes in Yemen

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich explains U.S. trickery and why it can't be trusted

Apr 12 13:40

Arabian Game of Thrones: House of Saud Playing Dirty in Yemen

The US-backed House of Saud has long been playing different Yemeni governments, the Houthis, the Muslims Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda all against one another in a real life version of "Game of Thrones," Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya noted.

Apr 12 13:35

Hassan Nasrallah: The war in Yemen announces the end of the House of Saud

Sayed Hassan Nasrallah discusses the US-Saudi operation in Yemen, which to date has been a real military disaster. According to him, Saudi Arabia has embarked on a foolish enterprise, and now its very territorial integrity is threatened. He confidently predicts a resounding victory for the Houthis, and major repercussions for the Saudi ruling dynasty and the entire region, which will be in the best interests of the peoples.

Apr 12 13:07

Evo Morales Slams Washington During Speech at Summit

Bolivian president Evo Morales harshly condemned the United States Government for creating chaos, for promoting destabilization, and for attacking the sovereignty of nations as it continues to move forward with imperialist attitudes against countries around the world.

Apr 12 12:18

U.S. has Military Bases in at least 38 Countries and Sent Weapons to 94 Countries in Last 5 Years

The old recruiting slogan was “Join the Navy and See the World.” Those advertisements were prescient; the U.S. military has a presence of some kind in 171 nations and jurisdictions in addition to the United States and its possessions. Many times the presence is one officer as a military attaché or similar post or even a military dependent. But some countries host significant numbers of members of the U.S. armed forces.

Apr 12 11:19

In a world first, Australia introduces 'no jab, no pay' policy. Those families who don't immunise will lose welfare benefits

Australian parents will lose thousands of dollars of childcare and welfare benefits if they refuse to vaccinate their kids.
The 'no jab, no pay' plan, announced by the federal government on Sunday, has bipartisan support.
Thousands of families could lose payments, with the government estimating about 39,000 children under seven have not received immunisation because their parents are vaccine objectors.

Apr 12 11:19

GPS found in thousands of smartphones is accurate enough for early earthquake detection, according to a new study.

ShakeAlert, the West Coast’s scientific-grade detector, has been in development for roughly a decade—stalled by limited financial resources. However, a new study in Science Advances suggests GPS, found in thousands of smartphones, could give scientists a surprisingly accurate read on seismic activity. And crowdsourced GPS earthquake detection could work alongside existing systems, to help fill in the gap.

Apr 12 11:16

‘I respect you, but I don’t trust you’ – Maduro to Obama

The Venezuelan and US presidents, whose strained relations cast a shadow over the Summit of the Americas in Panama, held a private meeting for the first time in an attempt to alleviate tensions over US-imposed sanctions.

Apr 12 11:14

“What happens when stupid people think they know their rights…”

We’ve all seen the videos out there of well-informed citizens recording their encounters with law enforcement. When a person actually knows their rights and the duties of police officers, the result can be informative for everyone involved.

Apr 12 10:46

So Who Beat the Crap Out of Harry Reid?

Aside from the fractured eye and bruised face, Reid also somehow hit his bathroom cabinets so hard, he wound up in the same instant with not one but four broken ribs.

In the original version of the story told for weeks afterward, this magic bullet theory "accident" occurred in Reid's bathroom. However, Reid's exercise story, which pretty much no one believed from the get go anyway, later changed in two key ways.

Apr 12 10:43

GOA Responds to Church Attempting to Disarm Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart, the largest gun retailer in America, is awaiting a court ruling to decide if it can continue to sell firearms even though a number of its investors don’t want it to.

Apr 12 10:42

Marshall University Attacks Whites, Christians, Heterosexuals for “Privilege”

A resident advisor at Marshall University recently hung a banner at university’s freshman residence hall based on the subject of privilege. The banner openly chastises whites, Christians, heterosexuals, and males for having “unearned privilege.”

Apr 12 10:16

Google’s certificate change could hurt China’s e-economy

When is a sanction not a sanction? Probably when it has been issued by Google. Last week the ongoing geopolitical deep freeze between the US and China took another turn after the Mountain View giant removed certificate authority (CA) CNNIC from its list of trusted CAs. That move could yet throw a potentially large spanner into China’s internet economy.

Apr 12 10:16

Cancer detection by dogs are 98% accurate

The Italian study backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which is based in Buckinghamshire.
Its co-founder Dr Claire Guest said its own research had found a 93% reliability rate when detecting bladder and prostate cancer, describing the new findings as "spectacular".

Apr 12 10:05

Mother of convicted ‘Boston Bomber’ says FBI framed sons, Americans the ‘real terrorists’

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the alleged bombers, has accused the FBI of framing her sons for the attack. From the beginning, she has held that her sons are innocent and that the FBI itself is responsible for the bombing in Boston, using “fake blood” and crisis actors. “I am 100 percent sure this is a set up,” she told Russia Today, adding that the FBI had been watching and “controlling” her sons for several years preceding the attack in 2013.

Apr 12 10:04

This image perfectly sums up inequality in America,according to the Internet:"the wealthy continue to see advantages in wealth and economic opportunity,thanks in part to economic policies that favor them..if you listen to some policymakers in this country

As far as distillations of our inequality debate go, it's a pretty good one. Lawmakers in several states are seizing on popular resentment over anecdotal stories of extravagant spending by welfare recipients to limit what the poor can do with food stamps or other government aid.

Apr 12 09:34

Eighth-Grader Arrested, Charged With Cybercrimes For Changing Teacher's Desktop Wallpaper

Cybersecurity has become a prominent issue, with hacks and breaches plaguing corporations, governments, and individuals. But instead of blaming the cyberwar divisions of nation states or sophisticated hacking rings the source of the problem might be a lot closer to home. Is anyone looking at the teens?

Apr 12 09:33

Rand Paul: "The War on Drugs has created a culture of violence and puts police in an impossible situation.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday blamed flawed criminal drug legislation as major factor behind urban conflict and related prison overcrowding.

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