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CURRENT EVENTS

Sep 28 16:53

The Week Begins On A Scary Note

Sep 28 16:42

Confederate Battle Flag at School Leads to Lockdown

A trio of students has been suspended from school after one of them brought a Confederate battle flag to campus.

Officials said the disruption occurred Wednesday morning at Rockmart High School in Polk County when a 10th grade boy arrived with a Confederate battle flag attached to his backpack.

Sep 28 16:38

“Looming Catastrophe from Diseased Rates”: Billionaire Icahn Warns of Danger Ahead

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is something of an economic rock star, is releasing a video Tuesday that warning of potential looming financial catastrophe.

Carl Icahn has drawn attention recently after reportedly endorsing Donal Trump’s candidacy for president, and apparently being recruited by Trump as his potential Treasury Secretary.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Sep 28 16:26

Secessionist Parties Win Crucial Election in Spain

Ever since the global financial crisis of 2008, a secessionist movement has been picking up speed in the Catalonia region of Spain. This is due to the fact that Catalonia happens to be the most prosperous state in Spain, and many of their residents are tired of paying more taxes than their countrymen, while receiving less in return. In addition, Catalonia has its own unique history, language and culture that has been suppressed by the Spanish government in the past.

Sep 28 16:24

The Refugees Didn’t Realize This European Woman Was Fluent in Arabic

This woman tells the story of what happened when her train to Vienna was besieged by migrants in Budapest. These people didn’t realize that the European woman was fluent in Arabic, and she overheard and understood everything being said around her.

A band of overwhelmingly adult male migrants (they try to spin it in the media like these waves of refugees are mostly women and children, but it’s not true) stormed her train car and casually threatened to take the five people who bought tickets hostage thinking no one else could understand what they were really saying.

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Sep 28 16:22

Creepy Congressman Stole the Pope’s Water Glass After Speech

NOTE: This is humor, NOT satire (sadly).

Anyone who is famous can expect to encounter a creepy fan or follower from time to time. It’s par for the course when everyone knows who you are. That principle is even more applicable when you’re famous for being the head of an entire religion. However, I’m sure that even the Pope was a little shocked to find that one of his looniest fans was a Congressman.

Sep 28 16:21

Hillary’s New Tactic to Dismiss Email Server Controversy: Laugh It All off as a “Conspiracy Theory”

Remember the “vast, right-wing conspiracy”?

It was Hillary’s way of defending Bill and combating the multitude of scandal allegations plaguing their stay in the White House, up to and including the Lewinsky scandal about which his lies eventually got him impeached.

Well, Hillary — who just keeps sauntering around the countryside acting like she really thinks she is going to be president no matter what — is playing that tired old tactic again in reference to the email server scandal that will not die.

When Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd attempted to ask her a question recently, she laughed it off as “another conspiracy theory”.

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Sep 28 14:22

Nazarbayev proposed to relocate the UN in Asia

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, proposed to move the headquarters of the United Nations in Asia. Nazarbayev reminded why the headquarters of UN is in new York. "This was due to the fact that at the time was the role of Western hemisphere in international Affairs. Development centre of the world shifted from old world to the new. From Europe to the new point of global growth — USA, new York," he said. By the same principle, according to Nazarbaev, now we need to turn toward Asia. "In the twenty-first century, the center of development shifted to Asia — the biggest continent of the world where lives 2/3 of the world's population, are concentrated huge resources. Powerful breakthrough marked a new reality in global processes. It is important to use this historic opportunity to give new impetus to relations between States with regard to this process.

Sep 28 14:04

Worlds Apart: Social Media Reacts to Obama, Putin UN Speeches

As expected, social media were quick to react to the speeches before the United Nations General Assembly by US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Funny and serious, approving and critical, the internet has again demonstrated its ability to pick out the important details from world leaders' prose in record time.

Sep 28 13:56

Dozens Dead in Yemen Wedding Airstrike, Witnesses Blame Saudi-Led Coalition

Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in a suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in southwest Yemen on Monday. The air raid targeted a wedding party, witnesses say. The Saudi-led coalition denies accountability.

Sep 28 12:36

German Justice Minister: "It doesn't matter that we, because of historical reasons, have a stricter interpretation of freedom of speech than the United States does."

Berlin's Justice Minister Heiko Maas, described as 'a leader of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD),' recently chided Facebook corporation for allowing so-called 'holocaust denial' posts on the social media site. He then gave some interesting comments about Germany's strict speech laws, comparing them to laws in the U.S. and justifying Germany's speech laws under the guise of 'historical reasons.' [This is why it's important that the people have a correct and accurate understanding of historical events!]

Sep 28 12:23

MSNBC: Hillary won’t ‘reassure’ Dems email scandal is over - because more is coming.

If you tuned in Sunday morning to see the “inevitable” candidate’s Meet The Press interview with Chuck Todd, you likely noticed the moment of “the big fail.” Yes, the whole segment was another in a long line of Hillary Clinton’s poor performances, but one question really stood out as problematic.

Check Todd acknowledged that Democrats are nervous over Hillary’s seemingly endless scandals, and he offered her the chance to reassure them that there was nothing more to the email story:

CHUCK TODD: It has the feel of a drip, drip, drip. Can you reassure Democrats that there’s nothing else here?

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, it is like a drip, drip, drip. And that’s why I said there’s only so much that I can control. But what I have tried to do in explaining this is try to provide more transparency and more information than anybody that I’m aware of who’s ever served in the government. And I’m happy to do that because I want these questions to be answered.

Sep 28 11:34

$2.7 billion later, Pentagon's defense airships have yet to get off the ground

Unknown to most Americans, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion developing a system of giant radar-equipped blimps to provide an early warning if the country were ever attacked with cruise missiles, drones or other low-flying weapons.

After nearly two decades of disappointment and delay, the system — known as JLENS — had a chance to prove its worth on April 15.

That day, a Florida postal worker flew a single-seat, rotary-wing aircraft into the heart of the nation’s capital to dramatize his demand for campaign finance reform.

JLENS is intended to spot just such a tree-skimming intruder, and two of the blimps were supposed to be standing sentry above the capital region. Yet 61-year-old Douglas Hughes flew undetected through 30 miles of highly restricted airspace before landing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The financial culture in the military industrial complex is not about making products which actually work when they are needed in the field; it is only about making money.

And of course, companies like Raytheon, which is the corporate poster child for creating completely useless products guaranteed to fail, then reaping billions from them, are very, very generous, both overtly and covertly, to the Congressional representatives which funnel this kind of work their way.

What we need here is a law, stating that if a weapons product bought and paid for by US taxpayers does not perform as advertised on the first day of its introduction to military service, the president of the company manufacturing that useless product would wind up prosecuted, and potentially jailed (NOT in a Club Fed) for product failure.

That just MIGHT change the corporate military industrial complex' culture; sadly, of course, the passage of such a law will only happen when pigs fly.

The Russian and Chinese governments pay infinitely less for their weaponry than does the US government; but ultimately, what they get will perform when deployed; there is a tacit understanding about that between those governments and their weapons manufacturers.

Weapons manufacturers in the US and this government do not have that kind of understanding, and it may well hurt our US military very badly when weapons are deployed which will work; although as a Christian pacifist I condemn war, I do not want to see this kind of weapons failure happening to our military members, EVER.

Sep 28 11:14

Paul-Éric Blanrue and the Jews: From Celebration to Censorship

Paul-Éric Blanrue is a French writer whose most recent books have documented Jewish power networks in France, especially their relationship with the center-right under Nicolas Sarkozy and with the “far-right” Front National under the Le Pen family.[1] The thesis of these books, meticulously documented, is that Jewish influence in elite French political and cultural circles is enormous. Blanrue quotes countless French political leaders and commentators remarking upon this, but also shows how, if any are critical, they are swiftly punished.

Sep 28 11:10

Calling Hungary’s Viktor Orban a Racist Isn’t Working

We are all aware of how everyone high and low in the West cowers before charges of “racism,” “xenophobia,” etc. It’s beautiful to see Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban rejecting such talk out of hand and calling attention to the failure of multiculturalism.

Sep 28 11:08

The Paranoid German Mind: Counting Down to the Next War

Having lost, during and after World War II, over 9 million of its soldiers and civilians, Germany has had to wallow in expiation and self-abnegation. Its present grotesque multicultural policy of Willkomenskultur (“welcoming culture” toward non-European migrants), openly heralded by Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, is the direct result of the lost war. Germany’s role of an exemplary host country for millions of non-European migrants has been a major linchpin of its legal system over the last 70 years — and by default for present day Central European countries subject today to floods of non-European migrants.

Sep 28 11:04

9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis

Despite the Fed continuing to kick this down the road, they continue to claim that we are in the middle of an ongoing recovery. There’s just one problem with that: things are getting worse than pre-crisis levels for millions of the poorest Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "alleged recovery" is only for the one percent, not the rest of us, who are generally desperately trying to keep our heads above water financially.

Sep 28 10:51

Rand Paul Finally Confronted About Israel At Live Event, Tells Questioner "Not Right Now" As He answers Everyone Elses Questions

Senator Rand Paul's presidential campaign is considered a mere footnote in the dustbin of political history at this point, but this is noteworthy anyway. Paul was giving a live speech at a campaign event recently discussing ISIS, and said "Don't fund our enemies."
At that point, Chris Perkins from AuthenticEnlightenment.com, who was video-recording Paul loudly chimed in, asking "What about Israel?" Paul completely ignored the questioner, but after the speech Perkins quietly waited his turn while Paul engaged in conversation and answered questions from many, many people. Finally, when his turn arrived, Perkins approached Paul very politely and asked "Can I ask you a question?"

Sep 28 10:43

HOW US PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE COME TO INCREASINGLY RESEMBLE PRISONS INSTEAD OF LEARNING CENTERS

In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.).

Indeed, at a time when we are all viewed as suspects, there are so many ways in which a person can be branded a criminal for violating any number of laws, regulations or policies. Even if you haven’t knowingly violated any laws, there is still a myriad of ways in which you can run afoul of the police state and end up on the wrong side of a jail cell.

Unfortunately, when you’re a child in the American police state, life is that much worse.

Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is truly a crime against the most fragile members of our society, our kids, and needs to be changed.

But until such a change happens, where schools are once again a place of learning, encouragement, and the teaching of critical thinking, I have two words for every parent who reads this blog: HOME SCHOOL!!

And if your state forbids this, move to a state that does not. You, and your children, will be far better off in the long run.

Sep 28 10:39

DARPA: SOLDIER BRAIN IMPLANTS TO IMPROVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [???]

For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it’s finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers’ brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted.

Creating super soldiers isn’t the only thing that DARPA is trying to do. According to Jacobsen’s new book, published by Little, Brown, government scientists hope that implanting chips in soldiers will unlock the secrets of artificial intelligence, and allow us to give machines the kind of higher-level reasoning that humans can do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with this brave new technology is, that the US government will not stop with just "implanting chips in the brains of soldiers"; this may well become a way of controlling all citizens of this country to the point that they may never have a critical or logical thought pop into their heads ever again, and will only "obey".

I don't know about you, but to me, the potential "dark side" of this technology just gives me the heebie jeebies.

Sep 28 10:34

Is Nazi gold train mystery about to be solved? Polish soldiers FINALLY start digging (but they'll only excavate a metre and it's eight metres down)

The mystery surrounding the Nazi gold train said to have been hidden in a hillside 70 years ago is finally set to be solved as soldiers have cleared the site to start digging.

But already the dig has been dismissed as a 'waste of time' by the treasure hunters who allegedly found it because they will only excavate a metre down when whatever is buried there is said to be at least eight metres underneath the surface.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And anything really valuable that might have been down there is probably already gone!

Sep 28 10:33

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: NUMEROUS FACTS PROVE US IS SINKING IN POVERTY

Many people want to go to America in search of better life and to fulfill their dreams. However, the United States that was once seen as a stronghold of freedom and numerous opportunities has turned into a place where financial elites run the show and turn the country into their personal private army, Marco Maier wrote in Contra Magazine.

The money is being invested into the military apparatus and the intelligence services so that a small upper class can advance its international business. The majority of the population, however, is increasingly sinking in misery, the journalist argued.

Maier referred to “The Economic Collapse Blog” to prove his point of view and cited a number of facts that demonstrate the poor economic situation in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We can see it all around us; the deteriorating state of streets, highways, and schools.

We can see the anger on the faces of the homeless, who never chose to be homeless, but had it thrust upon them. We can see the frustration of families, trying to feed their children healthy meals, and are dealing with almost Weimar-era inflation.

One has to wonder what will happen when the whole US economy comes crashing down in one big heap.

Sep 28 10:26

39% OF US CHILDREN SPEND AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN POVERTY, 75% OF US BLACK CHILDREN. DEMANDING ARRESTS AND OBVIOUS ECONOMIC REFORMS YET?

Urban Institute reports that nearly two of every five American children spend at least one year in poverty before age 18, with a stunning 75% of US Black children in poverty for at least one year.

CBS interviewed the study author, Caroline Ratcliffe:

“It did surprise us. When we look at the annual number of children in poverty, it’s at about 20 percent, and we know children cycle into and out of poverty, so we knew it would be higher, but double is startling.”

Importantly, it’s likely an official poverty line of $24,250 yearly income for a family of four is a ridiculous understatement of the income to meet basic economic needs, given US “leadership” lies about economic data of employment and inflation to change definitions that result in ridiculous understatements. For example, when unemployment today is counted the same way as during the Great Depression, today’s statistics of over 20% unemployment for the last six years is worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers constitute a crime against humanity, particularly against the most vulnerable among us, our children.

Sep 28 10:24

China will cancel debts to the world's least developed nations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase investment.
Addressing a UN summit on development goals, Mr Xi said investment would reach $12bn over the next 15 years.

Sep 28 10:23

Pope Francis tells family that drove 13,000 miles to see him: ‘You are crazy’

In a fitting — and unexpected — capstone to their 13,000-mile journey, an Argentine family that drove in a VW bus from their home in Buenos Aires to Philadelphia met and chatted with Pope Francis on Sunday at his request.

Sep 28 10:22

17.4 million Americans hit by identity theft in 2014

17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014, according to a government report released Sunday.

Eighty-six percent of the victims were targets of credit card and bank account fraud. An estimated 8.6 million victims had their credit card accounts stolen, 8.1 million victims had bank accounts meddled with. Another 1.5 million experience other varying types of identity theft, including telephone and insurance fraud.

Two-thirds of victims suffered direct financial losses. Fourteen percent lost $1,000 or more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of the resources of the NSA and the Justice Department (better known in the 21st century as the "Just-Us" Department, to protect the wealth of the 1%) are totally, thoroughly impotent to stop this, and prevent this kind of crime?!?

Sep 28 10:18

POLICE QUESTION WOMAN FOR WEARING A PROTEST T-SHIRT AS SHE WALKED PAST THE 9/11 MEMORIAL

As Miru Kim walked past the 9/11 memorial, NYPD cops pointed to her shirt and asked her about the message on it!

"He asked me what my shirt said," she recalled. "I told him it was an old T-shirt from a protest group. That got him going even more, and I had to explain that it was from an anti-Iraq War group from a long time ago. Like, 10 years ago."

The officer asked for Kim's apartment number and phone number, then asked for her ID, which she says she didn't have on her person. She proceeded to give him "all of my information," including her name and cellphone number.

"I thought it was kind of annoying getting all of my information taken down by police," Kim said. "I didn't ask why. I didn't really say anything. I basically just complied and explained that it's just a shirt from a long time ago."

In Kim's social media post she says:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hardly recognise this country any more.

Welcome to Amerika, folks.

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Sep 28 10:16

Swiss authorities probe 7 banks for suspected metals price fixing

Swiss competition authorities said Monday they were investigating UBS, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and four other major banks for suspected price fixing in the trade of precious metals like gold and silver.

The Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) said it was looking into whether seven banks had colluded to manipulate prices in the precious metals market.

The watchdog said in a statement that it had "opened an investigation against two Swiss banks, UBS and Julius Baer, as well as against the foreign financial institutions Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Mitsui."

COMCO, which opened a preliminary probe in February, said it now had indications that the banks had "possibly concluded illegal competition defying deals" in the trade of the precious metals gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

"We think they can have manipulated the price of these precious metals," COMCO deputy chief Patric Ducrey told AFP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GEE, ya THINK?!?!?

Sep 28 09:48

Jeb Bush: The tax policies of George W. Bush "created a dynamic effect of high growth."

During his 2016 Republican presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has periodically had to answer for the record of his brother, George W. Bush, and he had to do it again on a recent edition of Fox News Sunday.

Sep 28 09:48

Doctor Convicted of Raping 8 Unconscious Patients and Possession of Child Porn Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest and Probation.

An East County free clinic doctor who admitted he sexually assaulted female patients in his exam room and took photos of their naked bodies will serve one year on house arrest and five years’ probation, a stark contrast to a pre-sentencing report that recommended a 20 year, 8 month state prison sentence.

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Sep 28 09:01

Hillary Clinton’s incomplete timeline on her personal e-mail account

A number of readers have asked the Fact Checker to explore Clinton’s stated timeline about her dealings with the State Department about her private e-mail system. New questions have arisen in light of The Washington Post’s report that the State Department confirmed that the triggering event to seek Clinton’s e-mails was the congressional investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead.

Previously, the State Department had danced around this fact, despite a report in the New York Times on March 5 that quoted unnamed “current and former officials” as saying “it was the review of Benghazi-related documents last summer that, within the State Department, set off the chain of events leading to the public disclosure this week of Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email account.”

Sep 28 08:57

Yes, Hillary Clinton broke the law

According to the law, there are five elements that must be met for a violation of the statute, and they can all be found in section (a) of the statute: “(1) Whoever, being an officer, employee, contractor, or consultant of the United States, and, (2) by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, (3) knowingly removes such documents or materials (4) without authority and (5) with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location [shall be guilty of this offense].”

The Petraeus case meets those conditions. Does Clinton’s?

Clinton originally denied that any of her emails contained classified information, but soon abandoned that claim. So far, 150 emails containing classified information have been identified on her server, including two that included information determined to be Top Secret.

Sep 28 08:56

Bill Clinton blames Republicans, media for extending wife Hillary's email controversy

Former President Bill Clinton is blaming Republicans and the media for the controversy related to wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email controversy, saying the GOP has led a “full-scale frontal assault” on her campaign.

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They have to be really desperate to drag out Monica Lewinski's ex-boyfriend! :)

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Sep 28 08:46

UN General Assembly LIVE

Xi and Putin are next

Sep 28 08:38

SHE LIED! State Dept. Finds Discarded Benghazi Emails on HIllary's Home Server

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Sep 28 07:58

'Son of Saul' Captures Intense Brutality of Auschwitz

There is no music in “Son of Saul,” a cinematic nightmare set in Auschwitz-Birkenau over the course of 36 hours in October 1944. Saul Auslander is a member of the Sonderkommando, the unit of Jews forced by the Nazis to herd new arrivals into the gas chambers, sort out their possessions, remove the corpses for incineration and scrub down the gas chambers for the next round of killings. In the film, the entire mechanism of mass exterminations is both seen and not seen. The powerfully subjective camera, zoomed in tight with a shallow depth of field (the brilliant cinematographer is Mátyás Erdély), rarely leaves Röhrig’s face or the back of his head; the pell-mell scrambling of prisoners and the endless stacks of naked corpses are often visible as only blurry background detail, or fleetingly in focus out of the corner of the frame.

Sep 28 07:56

Clues to U.S. Relationships Can Be Seen in U.N. Body Language

Perhaps more than any other moment, the annual trip to the United Nations challenges a president to balance disparate relationships all at once. This year the tests for Mr. Obama will be especially acute with a swirl of adversaries and frenemies who do not always show up in New York. All eyes will be on the power dance with Xi Jinping of China, a last-minute meeting with Raúl Castro of Cuba, the awkward pas de deux with Hassan Rouhani of Iran and the reluctant get-together with Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

“It really is the best snapshot of the state of politics in the world all in one building — watching the body language, who’s trying to shake whose hands, who’s trying to avoid shaking hands,” said Nancy E. Soderberg, a senior American diplomat at the United Nations under President Bill Clinton.

Sep 28 07:48

Saudi Arabia plans to crucify protester as it ascends to UN Human Rights Council chair

In a move that has drawn severe criticism from numerous organizations and activist groups from around the world, Saudi Arabia, which was tapped last week to head the Human Rights Council at the UN, is preparing to crucify and behead a protester who was still a minor at the time of his arrest, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Sep 28 07:48

‘Dead’ woman emerges 31 years after she disappeared and 28 years after a man confessed to killing her

A woman who vanished 31 years ago and was assumed dead after a man confessed to killing her has emerged alive and well, admitting she plotted her own disappearance.
The alleged murder victim, Petra Pazsitka, from the northern German city of Braunschweig, was 24 when she disappeared in 1984 while living in student accommodation.

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Sep 28 07:30

Carly Fiorina defends Bush-era torture tactics

US Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has defended the torture and spying tactics that were used by the administration of former President George W. Bush during the so-called war on terror.

Fiorina vigorously defended on Sunday the CIA’s waterboarding technique as a policy that helped “keep our nation safe” in the aftermath of the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

“I believe that all of the evidence is very clear — that waterboarding was used in a very small handful of cases [and] was supervised by medical personnel in every one of those cases,” Fiorina told Yahoo News.

“And I also believe that waterboarding was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary,” the former business executive said.

Sep 28 07:26

Shell abandons controversial $7bn drilling exploration off Alaska coast after 'disappointing' results

Shell has spent upward of $7billion (£4.6bn) on Arctic offshore exploration, including $2.1billion in 2008 for leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, where an exploratory well about 80 miles off shore was drilled to 6,800 feet but yielded disappointing results.

Backed by a 28-vessel flotilla, drillers found indications of oil and gas but not in sufficient quantities to warrant more exploration at the site.

Sep 28 06:53

Pope Francis Makes Surprise Stop to Bless Statue of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a statue celebrating dialogue between the Catholic Church and Judaism at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia on Sunday.

The pope, surrounded by a ring of spectators who flooded the campus upon hearing of his arrival, stood for a few seconds in front of the statue apparently rapt in thought, and then blessed it, splashing it with holy water.

According to the Vatican's spokesman, the visit marked the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, a declaration made by the Second Vatican Council on the relation of the Church with non-Christian religions, among them Judaism. The 1965 declaration, among other things, repudiated the Christian doctrine that the Jews were collectively responsible for Jesus's death and decried anti-Semitism.

Sep 27 21:20

Netanyahu’s Ministry of Fear

snip: Fearless people can make peace, reach a compromise with yesterday’s enemy, reach out for co-existence and even friendship. This happened – more or less – in Europe after many centuries of continuous wars.

Not here. Fear of the “Arab World” was a permanent fixture in our national life, the picture of “little Israel surrounded by enemies” both an inner conviction and a propaganda ploy. War followed war, and each one produced new waves of anxiety.

This mixture of overweening pride and profound fears, a conqueror’s mentality and permanent Angst, is a hallmark of today’s Israel. Foreigners often suspect that this is make-believe, but it is quite real.

Fear is also the instrument of rulers. Create Fear and Rule. This has been a maxim of kings and dictators for ages.

In Israel, this is the easiest thing in the world. One has just to mention the Holocaust (or Shoah in Hebrew) and fear oozes from every pore of the national body.

Sep 27 21:11

U.S. Doublespeak on Palestine

tired of these blatant lies? I know I am

Sep 27 20:48

Putin and Xi rock da house: Escobar

the stories not covered by the lamestream media tell us so much more

Sep 27 19:30

Negative interest rates and QE4 is coming

Sep 27 18:59

39% of US children spend at least one year in poverty, 75% of US Black children. Demanding arrests and OBVIOUS economic reforms yet?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: What Really Happened, Everything Finance, CBS MoneyWatch

1-minute video of three former US Treasury Secretaries in grandiose laughter over poverty (using the euphemism “income inequality”):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=u79hDi6XBwQ

Urban Institute reports that nearly two of every five American children spend at least one year in poverty before age 18, with a stunning 75% of US Black children in poverty for at least one year.

CBS interviewed the study author, Caroline Ratcliffe:

"It did surprise us. When we look at the annual number of children in poverty, it's at about 20 percent, and we know children cycle into and out of poverty, so we knew it would be higher, but double is startling."

Sep 27 18:38

Cop buys man a bike so he doesn't have to walk 5-6 hours to work.

The Roeland Park Police Department is making headlines again -- for good deeds.
In July, an officer helped a young mother who was caught stealing diapers. She was later booked on federal drug charges, but officers say nothing is going to stop them from being good Samaritans.

Sep 27 18:37

UN says world waited too long to act on refugee crisis."Unfortunately only when the poor enter the halls of the rich, do the rich notice that the poor exist"

The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said on Saturday the world waited far too long to respond to the refugee crisis sparked by the wars in Syria and elsewhere, though rich countries now appear to understand the scale of the problem.

Sep 27 17:24

HILLARY THE SPY?

Let us start with an historical fact. Treason and betrayal by the highest levels is a common feature of history, whether it is Judas vs Jesus, Brutus vs Julius Caesar, Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, Jonathan Pollard, Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen. It is just a fact of life. It does happen.

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BUMP TO THE TOP!

This article has already been copied 870 times to other web pages! Hillary is whining about "conspiracy theories" and they even dragged out Monica Lewinski's ex-boyfriend to say this is all a GOP plot!

They are running scared!

The longer the US Government refuses to deal with the spy question, the more complicit they look!

Please share with all your contacts!

This is a question that demands an answer! Was Hillary selling secrets for cash while Secretary of State; a repeat of the 1996 cash for secrets China-gate scandal, using her private server to deliver the secrets and the Clinton Foundation to accept and launder the payments?

The longer the US Government avoids this question, the more complicit they themselves look!

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Sep 27 17:12

Hillary Clinton: (Yet) ‘Another conspiracy theory’

A seemingly frustrated Hillary Clinton strove on Sunday to link the latest flap over her personal email server with the string of scandals and attacks Republicans raised against her in the 1990s.

Webmaster addition: Conspiracy theory? Moi?!? :)

Sep 27 16:58

DARPA is implanting chips in soldiers’ brains

For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it’s finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers’ brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted.

Sep 27 16:45

Presidential Elections Used to Be More Colorful

Looking over the historical results of U.S. presidential elections, I keep coming back to the same conclusion: the political landscape we’ve been living in for the past few decades is really not normal. -- The last time a third party won an electoral vote was in 1968. For the almost 200 years prior to that, 3-way elections occurred regularly, about once every five election cycles.Here are the election maps laid out side-by-side. Notice how close the last six elections have been by historical standards. Hard to imagine how any candidate today could flip enough voters from the other party to have a victory like Reagan in 1984.

Sep 27 15:51

Europe, Awake! (By Bishop Richard Williamson)

"Europe, you’re being invaded with great skill. Return to God, or be invaded still." If any readers have not yet woken up, let them wake up. A report of a few days ago from a reader in Germany tells of news never reported in our vile media, vile precisely because they tell so many lies and so little truth (but is it not we the people who are essentially responsible for our media . . . ?).

Sep 27 13:48

Pro-independence parties likely to win absolute majority in Catalan elections – exit poll

An exit poll from Sunday’s elections in Catalonia indicates that the pro-independence parties are likely to win an absolute majority in the regional parliament, making a collision with Madrid over independence inevitable.

According to the poll released by local broadcaster TV3, the “Junts pel Si” and CUP parties, should win between 74 and 79 of the 135 parliamentary seats. It was estimated that together they received 49.8 percent of the vote.

Sep 27 13:34

The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech is Coming From Dianne Feinstein and her Military-Contractor Husband

One of the most dangerous threats to campus free speech has been emerging at the highest levels of the University of California system, the sprawling collection of 10 campuses that includes UCLA and UC Berkeley. The university’s governing Board of Regents, with the support of University President Janet Napolitano and egged on by the state’s legislature, has been attempting to adopt new speech codes that — in the name of combating “anti-Semitism” — would formally ban various forms of Israel criticism and anti-Israel activism.

Sep 27 13:29

NBC Caught Manipulating Poll Results Today

In light of their other poll claiming The Donald is neck and neck with Doc Ben!
This article is about Hillary and the dems,the link about the Republican side of the poll.

An NBC/WSJ Poll was released today. Within the article NBC is caught “red handed” manipulating the results to favor a preferred narrative. The polled result is so blatantly opposite of the conclusions presented there can only be one reason, intentional bias.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/09/27/poll-ben-ca...

Sep 27 13:15

Pope Francis To Hispanics: "Globalization is not evil. On the contrary, the tendency to become globalized is good; it brings us together."

Pope Francis, in a little noted speech to Hispanics at Independence Mall on Saturday, told the crowd "Just now I spoke of the trend towards globalization. Globalization is not evil. On the contrary, the tendency to become globalized is good; it brings us together. What can be evil is how it happens." The 78-year-old Pontiff also spoke against "various forms of modern tyranny" and urged the crowd to "Let us preserve freedom. Let us cherish freedom... And may you defend these rights, especially your religious freedom, for it has been given to you by God himself."

Sep 27 13:03

Israel Fires at Syria Army in Response to Mortar Fire

Israel fired artillery shells at two targets in Syria on Sunday evening after two mortar shells landed in Israeli territory in the past two days, the IDF said.

One mortar shell landed earlier on Sunday in an open area in the northern Golan Heights, after another round hit the same area on Saturday. They caused no damage or injuries.

The two rounds, the Israeli army said, were likely errant fire from the fighting between regime and rebel forces close to the border.

The targets of the Israeli strike were two army posts in the central Golan Heights on the Syrian side of the border, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement.

Sep 27 11:56

Dutch website says it will trigger referendum on EU-Ukraine ties

A Dutch website said on Sunday it had garnered enough signatures to force the Netherlands to hold a non-binding referendum on the EU's association agreement with Ukraine, in a move meant to signal popular dissatisfaction with Dutch European policy.

GeenStijl, a satirical news website known for its irreverent and raucous takes on controversial subjects ranging from Islam to immigration, said it had collected more than 440,000 signatures - far more than the 300,000 needed under Dutch law to trigger such a vote.

count at 448,027 now: http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2015/09/yes_we_could.html

Sep 27 11:31

Pope To U.N: Financial Agencies Must "Help Limit Every Kind Of Abuse Or Usury," Reject "Oppressive Lending Systems"

In his speech to the U.N. on Friday, Pope Francis once again denounced usury, adding "The International Financial Agencies should care for the sustainable development of countries and should ensure that they are not subjected to oppressive lending systems which, far from promoting progress, subject people to mechanisms which generate greater poverty, exclusion and dependence."

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Sep 27 09:23

Planned Parenthood - But it's LEGAL!

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Sep 27 09:19

Bill Clinton Blames G.O.P. and Press for Wife’s Email Woes

Former President Bill Clinton blamed Republicans who hope to undercut his wife’s presidential chances and a voracious political news media uninterested in substance for the furor surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.

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They must be really desperate if they are using Monica Lewinski's old boyfriend to deflect the spying question! :)

Sep 27 09:14

Op Nimr: Anonymous targets Saudi websites as teen awaits crucifixion for ‘anti-govt activities’

Hacktivist group Anonymous has called out Saudi Arabia for its horrific human rights record by attacking the Gulf kingdom’s government websites. The attack is in response to the upholding of a death sentence handed down to 17-year-old Mohammed al-Nimr.

Earlier in September, Nimr’s final appeal to the Saudi courts was dismissed, and his sentence of death by crucifixion for alleged anti-government activities in 2012 can now be carried out at any moment.

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Now, let me get this straight: The Saudi Government Representative, Faisal Trad, has just been elected to the Human Rights Chair at the UN?!?

I hope video of this crucifixion goes viral, in terms of condemning the absolute, vile,stenchful hypocrisy of both the US government, and the UN, in terms of making this appointment.

What such a video will prove, and document, is the absolute absence of respect for human rights, democracy, human dignity, and political dialogue which is the UN's method of operation; and when these values get in the way of doing business as usual, people are assassinated with extreme prejudice, as is about to happen in Saudi Arabia.

And I would strongly commend to UN Human Rights Representative Trad a film called "V for Vendetta", released in 2006; I am sure some Arabic-language versions exist, although I seriously doubt you can see it in Riyad.

But it is a very interesting, and graphic, examination of the ultimate end of government over-reach; ANY government over-reach, and Human Rights Chair Trad does need to see this, all the way through.

Sep 27 09:12

Poll confirms Australians don't agree with the Government's proposal to strip Environmental groups of charity status.

Voters have overwhelmingly rebuffed the government's so-called "vendetta" on green groups, with new polling showing 70 per cent oppose any move to deny charity status to environment groups.

Sep 27 09:11

Jeb Bush is the ultimate anti-internet candidate: The Republican hopeful positioned himself as pro-data collection and anti-encryption in a race where privacy and net neutrality have never mattered more

Do you want to live in a country where Internet Service Providers can slow down and censor your internet traffic at will, where the NSA has vastly more power than it does today and where end-to-end encryption may be illegal? Then Jeb Bush is the Republican presidential contender for you: he has positioned himself as the anti-internet candidate in an election where internet rights have never mattered more.

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Sep 27 08:57

Nearly 50,000 people protesting against government in Moldova

Moldova’s opposition Socialist Party and Our Party have gathered nearly 50,000 supporters for a demonstration in Chisinau demanding resignation of the country’s government and snap presidential and parliamentary elections, Socialist Party leader Igor Dodon told TASS on Sunday. "It is necessary to free the country from oligarchs and return the trust of citizens toward the state," Dodon said. Leader of Our Party Renato Usaty, who also serves as the mayor of Moldova’s second-largest city of Balti, told journalists that organizers will make a decision today about the expansion of the tent camp. "There are more than 100 tents near the parliament. Around 800 more people expressed readiness to join the demonstration today. We reserved places near the parliament building, presidential residence, government and other offices, but we will decide later where we will put up additional tents," he noted.

Sep 27 08:51

The Decline And Fall Of American Political Debate. "We can no longer have political debates in America because we don’t even agree on what’s real."

In July, Salon published a sprawling interview with cultural critic Camille Paglia, who remarked of the Planned Parenthood videos how disturbing it was that the liberal media had tried to ignore and bury the story. “That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional,” she said.

Sep 27 08:49

EPA: $1 trillion water investment needed for American population growth

A new Associated Press project is highlighting the problems plaguing America's drinking water infrastructure, which is not aging gracefully.

Sep 27 08:46

Maine mayor: ‘Name and shame’ welfare recipients so special needs kids will stay out my state

Robert MacDonald, mayor of Lewiston, said on Sunday that he wanted to publish a registry of welfare recipients because he was annoyed by disabled children coming to the state for help.

In a column last week MacDonald explained his plan to publish names, addresses and other personal information of welfare recipients.

According to MacDonald, Somali refugees were not the problem in his city because they had jobs. But he complained that “the domestic people” were abusing welfare benefits.

“They’re coming into our state, and what’s happened here is we have a school system,” MacDonald opined. “And one of the things about our schools system is second to none, it’s special ed education department that attracts them all.”

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One is forced to conclude that MacDonald's "modest proposal" with which to "cure" the problem of kids with disabilities and their families coming to Maine because of their special ed programs is euthanasia for those children (perhaps he could get very excited by the idea of death of these children by firing squad), and the immediate, forcible sterilization of their mothers.

Mengele and Sanger would be SO DARN PROUD OF THIS GUY!!!!

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Sep 27 08:27

PRIESTS ACCUSED OF CHILD SEX CRIMES ARE MOVED TO POOR COUNTRIES INSTEAD OF PROSECUTED

As news in the U.S. is saturated with stories about Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia, the Vatican continues to ignore and excuse the rampant culture of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

It was reported recently that instead of firing priests accused of sexual assault, the Vatican has simply been moving them to poorer countries — where the abuse is less likely to get media attention. A recent Global Post investigation uncovered the cases of five priests in particular who were accused of sexually assaulting children in the United States and Europe. Many of the priests who stand accused actually have significant evidence against them, including video evidence they sexually abused children. In some cases, the charges were dropped after large settlements were offered out of court.

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Sorry, Pope Francis; but if you want people flocking back to the Catholic Church, you have got to fix this institutional cultural problem within the priesthood, and not just by playing "musical chairs" with these sexual predator-priests, and moving them somewhere else.

Otherwise, lawsuits against the church in the US - and beyond - for allowing this to happen will escalate, and put an intense strain on the Church's bottom line, to say nothing of ripping off the "curtain of silence" behind which the church appears to love to operate in these cases.

So if you don't want these guys going to court (which has already bankrupted many a church at this point),the moment abuse is proven incontrovertibly, these priests should only be allowed to work - under supervision - in places where they will have no contacts with kids, or be fired, period, end of discussion.

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Sep 27 07:41

BEX Alert!!! - "Move Over Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Make Room for the Yinon Plan"

Apparently, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, one of the most notorious anti-Semitic fake documents of all time, has a sequel to cover conspiracies about the modern State of Israel, and many Jews do not realize that it exists.

The theory is based on an article that was published in the 1982 winter edition of Kivunim, a “Journal for Judaism and Zionism,” by Oded Yinon, who writes that the agreements in the Camp David Accords should not be honored, and discusses how Arab states will be eroded along ethnic and religious lines.

This article might otherwise have been forgotten, but conspiracy theorists got their hands on it and ran with the ball. The theoretical stance outlined by Yinon was expanded perhaps beyond the originator’s wildest dreams, so much so, that Arab conspiracy theorists are now ready to blame internal discord in their countries on a Zionist plot to destabilize their nations and to gobble them up as part of a future Israeli colonialist empire.

Sep 27 06:33

Snow in September, did it check with Obama first? September Snowstorm Breaks Records in Alaska

A major early snowstorm hit Northern Alaska. Fairbanks had 6.7? yesterday (Fri.). That obliterated the previous daily snowfall record of 0.8?.

Sep 27 06:14

Liberal media outlet calls for disrespecting all Christians while comparing God to a rapist

For years Christians in America have felt like they were under attack. Whether it be through hit pieces in the mainstream media promoting Satan or gay rights extremists calling for the destruction of their churches, Christians seem to have a point.

Sep 27 06:07

Obama, Putin to meet at a defining moment

The Russian state agency TASS is not given to speculating on the Kremlin leader’s activities. It is a ground rule set by Joseph Stalin when the agency was created in 1925. Therefore, we must accept as ‘breaking news’ the TASS’ Washington dateline report quoting ‘an informed source’ to the effect that a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US resident Barack Obama will take place next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Obama will do well to cut his way through the neocon shibboleth and comprehend that Russia has been largely reactive – be it in Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan or on missile defence and the global strategic stability – whereas, the US has trampled on Russia’s vital and legitimate interests and core concerns like a rogue elephant. Amends need to be made. For far too long, Obama chose to tread the trodden path set by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the direction of ‘containment’ of Russia.

Sep 27 06:04

Pope Kid: Amnesty activists stage PR stunt to promote illegal immigration

The incident involving a little girl who “broke” through Pope Francis’ security to “ask” him to promote amnesty was a staged event orchestrated by illegal immigrant activists who used the girl as a propaganda tool.

Sep 27 03:36

Pillars of light

In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, two giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Tribute in Light art installation consists of 88 searchlights that create two vertical columns of light.
Note: But 3 buildings came down. As usual ignore building 7!

Sep 26 22:51

Now We Have the Opportunity to Restore the Constitution

Lyndon LaRouche said yesterday that we must use the United Nations General Assembly to return the US to its Constitution. That is, we must use the kaleidoscopic changes—for the better—in the policies of, and relationships among nations, which were triggered by Vladimir Putin's surprise flanking move into Syria, to shut down Wall Street and throw Barack Obama out of office.

Then, under extreme pressure, Obama was forced today to agree to a Monday meeting with Russia's President Putin,— one which will be very risky for Obama, because Putin sees through him and holds all the cards.

But remember LaRouche's stress on the point that Obama will not just go quietly,— on the contrary, his impulse will be to start a war rather than admit that his time is finally up.

Sep 26 19:23

Russia’s “Civilizational Choice”

This week, Vladimir Putin and a large number of national and foreign dignitaries and guests have inaugurated the biggest mosque in Europe: the new Moscow Cathedral Mosque. This was a big event, much awaited by the many tens of thousands of Russian Muslims who live in the Russian capital and who, in the past, have had to pray in the streets due to the lack of a mosque big enough to accommodate them all. This event, however, has a significance which much exceeds just the local lack of space. The truth is that most Muslims who prayed in the Moscow city center wanted more than just a bigger building – they wanted an official acknowledgement of their existence and of their importance for Russia. Now this much awaited acknowledgement has finally happened and the famous Moscow city center will feature 240 foot tall golden minarets which will elegantly complement the traditional Orthodox cupolas.

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