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CURRENT EVENTS

Jan 09 09:39

Regret Publishing Erroneous Article

A story reporting on conspiracy theorists who allege a link between Israeli intelligence and the Paris shootings should never have been published and we have therefore removed it from our site. The story was beneath our standards and we apologize for this basic lapse in judgement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IBI Times of India,as it appears, was forced to apologize for an article linking Israel to attack in Paris.

Now how many times you see news organization appologize for Arabs, lies or even anybody for that matter.


Jan 09 08:11

Amidst A Religious War in Europe Or Is It Just another False Flag Operation?

French people should be asking what led members of their society to commit such cold blood murders against their fellow citizens.

France should ask itself why it has been dropping bombs on Muslims. Who enthusiastically advocated these ‘interventionist’ wars? What was the role of Bernard-Henri Lévy, the prime advocate of the war against Libya for instance?

What was all this French fuss about the burka? Who led this war on Muslims at the heart of Europe? Was it really in the name of tolerance?

Freedom and laughter are precious indeed, but isn’t it the French ‘socialist’ government that has been harassing and banning the best and most successful comedian in France, Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, because he satirized the Holocaust religion? Who pushed the French government to take such harsh actions against an artist; wasn’t it the Jewish lobby group CRIF?

Jan 09 08:08

10 Insane Right-Wing Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

The massacre at Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine in Paris, has launched a thousand right-wing, Islamophobic responses, as you might expect it would. As Cenk Uygur aptly put it, “It is a vat of ignorance, fear and hatred over at Fox News,” Uygur said. “There is no bottom to that barrel.”

Nope, there isn’t, although the vat is bubbling in other quarters as well. A sampling:

Jan 09 08:08

The right-wing domestic terror plot you didn’t hear about this week

Following the murder of two NYPD officers in New York City, much of the political right moved to blame Mayor de Blasio and other progressive critics of police brutality for inciting the violence, claiming that the mentally ill man who was behind the attack was motivated by left-wing rhetoric.

That narrative doesn’t fit very well with a terror case brought this week by the FBI against three Georgia men, all members of a right-wing militia that plotted to attack police and others. Wednesday, Terry Peace, Brian Cannon and Cory Williamson pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, as well as charges of conspiring to defraud the government.

Jan 09 07:30

Another copy of the video from the Charlie Hebdo staged false-flag proving man on the ground was not actually shot.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YouTube and Vimeo keep taking them down .. and we'll just keep putting them back up!

Jan 09 07:01

FLASHBACK - Liberman, Mossad Men Reportedly Met Top Arab Official in Paris

There has been a series of confusing reports and counter-reports according to which a senior Israeli minister – apparently Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman – met on December 25 with an Arab personage in Paris. Liberman is denying the reports and there are conflicting versions regarding the identity of the person he met. Initial reports named the person he met as Mohammed Dahlan, a Fatah terrorist leader and the chief rival of Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, but these are now being denied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Liberman and Mossad meet with an Arab "terrorist" leader in Paris on Christmas, and now France is hit withg multiple terror attacks that benefits Israel's agenda. Dahlan's payoff is likely Israel's help for him to replace Abbas.

No WONDER the earlier reports are being denied!

Jan 09 06:57

Paris Terror Attack: 2nd Hostage Situation Reported in France

With negotiations underway in a hostage standoff with the suspected gunmen in Wednesday's massacre at a French satirical newspaper office, a second hostage situation was reported in eastern Paris Friday, police told ABC News.

Heavily armed SWAT teams moved into Porte de Vincennes after the second hostage situation developed at a kosher grocery, involving a gunman and at least one hostage. Police told ABC News that a suspect in a Thursday fatal shooting of a police officer in Paris's Monrouge area -- identified as Amedi Coulibaly, 32 -- is believed to be involved with the grocery standoff.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How many more terror attacks do I have to do ... I mean, how many more terror attacks have to happen, before you let me kill all the Palestinians?" -- Nodding Yahoo

"How many more terror attacks do I have to do ... I mean, how many more terror attacks have to happen, before you let me invade Iran?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 08 15:45

CHARLIE HEBDO WHERE'S THE BLOOD?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The absence of blood is curious, but if you look closely at the slow motion at 1:03 you will see that the gunshot fired at the cop on the ground (who happens to be Muslim) actually misses him and strikes the pavement several inches past him.

But the main reason I wanted to post this is that it confirms that an Israeli media deputy editor "just happened" to be there to get the scenes on video.

UPDATE: I am receiving emails that the unedited video showing that the gunshot misses the man on the ground are being pulled down from services like Vimeo because of "disgusting content", which is apparently code-speak for "embarrassing revelation that undermines the official story." So grab a copy off the web while you still can!

UPDATE 2: YouTube just yanked the version above. Here is another.

Jan 08 14:44

House passes 40-hour workweek for Obamacare; Dems buck Obama veto threat

The House passed a bill Thursday that defines full-time work under Obamacare as a traditional 40 hours, with a dozen Democrats choosing to rebuff President Obama’s veto threat before the measure heads for a tougher test in the Senate.

Jan 08 12:52

FLASHBACK 2009 - Charlie Hedbo fired a writer for a joke they said as anti-semitic - then he was charged with a hate crime

Maurice Sinet, 80, who works under the pen name Sine, faces charges of "inciting racial hatred" for a column he wrote last July in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The piece sparked a summer slanging match among the Parisian intelligentsia and ended in his dismissal from the magazine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Freedom of speech only applies if you target Muslims!!!

Jan 08 12:24

Policing comes to a stop in New York, people get along peacefully and society continues

We are constantly reminded by State institutions, from lecture halls to mainstream "news" organizations, that if it weren't for the police out there arresting everybody, society would break down immediately.

Oh there will be the motorcycle gangs with flamethrowers invading supermarkets, the wild-eyed adolescents disobeying teachers and leaving school, the religious conservatives forming new dictatorships, the horde of unwashed illegal immigrants urinating on our golf courses, the rabid murder parties and fornication spilling onto the streets, zoo animals escaping and mauling the children - the end of human civilization.

Well, there has finally been a "virtual stoppage" of police activity in New York, and the people there are... reading blogs, working, buying groceries, watching netflix, waiting in lines, saying hi to strangers, checking facebook. Same as usual. It looks like they haven't murdered each other yet.

Of course they haven't.

Jan 08 12:20

Amidst A Religious War in Europe Or Is It Just another False Flag Operation?

While every anti terror expert has agreed that the attack on Charlie Hebdo yesterday was a professional job, it seems pretty amateurish for a ‘highly trained terrorist’ to leave his ID behind. And since when does a terrorist take his ID on an operation? One possible explanation is that the so-called terrorists needed a few extra hours to leave France or disappear. They had to fool the French police and intelligence into searching the wrong places and the wrong people. Is it possible that they simply planted a stolen or forged ID card in the car they left behind?

If this was the scenario, it is possible that the attack yesterday had nothing to do with ‘Jihadi terrorism.’ It is quite probable that this was another false flag operation. Who could be behind it? Use your imagination...

Jan 08 10:42

USA/PALESTINE ~~ STUDENT SOLIDARITY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

Birzeit students hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US

Jan 08 10:38

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's paedo billionaire pal 'bullied journalist into suppressing exposé'

A journalist who planned to expose the Wall Street tycoon at the centre of the Prince Andrew “sex slave” saga says he bullied her into silence.

Vicky Ward claims that in 2002 two young sisters gave her harrowing accounts of how convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had molested them.

British-born Vicky said Epstein “attacked both me and my sources” and “spooked” everyone at America’s influential Vanity Fair magazine out of printing the girls’ stories.

Her decision to speak out comes a week after it emerged that Virginia Roberts had claimed in court papers that she was forced to sleep with Prince Andrew when she was Epstein’s 17-year-old “sex slave”.

Jan 08 09:10

Militant flags, petrol bombs found [or planted] in Paris attack getaway car: Source

French investigators found a dozen Molotov cocktails and two militant flags in the getaway car used in the massacre at a Paris magazine, a source close to the case told AFP Thursday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is starting to look like a cheap detective movie, where the clues are always in clear view of the camera to make sure the audience sees them!

It reminds me of a line spoken by detective Hercule Poirot in "The Orient Express", when looking at a murder scene, "There are too many clues in this room!" Ultimately, the clues turn out to be planted fakes leading a false trail away from the real killers.

Jan 08 08:47

Charlie Hebdo shooting suspect defended by classmates on Twitter

Classmates of an 18-year-old accused of being the getaway driver in the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris on Wednesday have defended him on Twitter, saying he was in class when masked gunmen opened fire.

Mourad Hamyd turned himself in to police in his home town of Charleville-Mézières, near the Belgian border, after he was named as one of three suspects in the attack, which killed 12, and saw his name on social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Weird. That egg-timer just ran out! :)

Jan 08 08:45

Mourad Hamyd surrenders because his name is all over the media, but insists he is innocent.

French media later reported that Hamyd was being held, but not charged.

In Charleville-Mezières, students from Lycee Monge and the surrounding community have been tweeting with the hashtag #MouradHamydInnocent.

Jan 08 08:41

In Brief: Conservatives Need to Be Careful How They Condemn the Paris Shooting

Before you get all smug and superior about how you, a brave Christian conservative, would never be so savage as to want violence to be done to satirists, not like those fuckin' Moo-Slims who are just fuckin' animals who fuck animals or whatever the fuck you think, before you go down that road, you need to accept what exactly the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was publishing that so enraged a trio of gunmen that they shot and killed a dozen people at Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Now, if you are Catholic, ask yourself if you are offended by this Charlie Hebdo cover. Be honest with yourself.

Jan 08 08:02

The Car Explosion Outside A French Synagogue Was Caused By A Mechanical Failure

A car explosion that occurred outside of a synagogue in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles was caused by a mechanical failure, Paris Metro reported.

Paris Metro reports that this incident was not related to a deadly terrorist attack that occurred earlier Wednesday at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The car was parked in front of a synagogue, and reportedly exploded about 2.30 p.m. local time.

Jan 08 07:56

PARIS ATTACK - INSIDE JOB - MOSSAD ATTACKS CHARLIE HEBDO

Indications that the Paris Attack was an inside job, involving Mossad and the French security services:

Jan 07 13:11

U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua voices concerns over Chinese-led canal

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua said on Tuesday it was concerned by a lack of information surrounding the planned $50 billion, Chinese-led canal that would bisect the poor Central American nation.

Jan 07 12:08

Breaking the Chains

The pendulum swung far to the right after 9/11. Now it is swinging back,” Hamm said. “Fear and paralysis gripped the country after 9/11 and the creation of our authoritarian police state. We are overcoming this fear. The rebellion in Ferguson was not planned. It was spontaneous. People said, ‘Enough.’ They struck out in the only way they knew how. All the other ways—and I have no doubt that the people in Ferguson and St. Louis, as we have, marched peacefully, sent letters and went to city council meetings to protest police violence—have proved ineffective. We will see other incidents like this one, but because of demographic changes these rebellions will occur in places that did not rebel previously.”

Jan 07 10:13

The greatest trick Obama ever pulled was convincing the world America isn’t still at war

The holiday headlines blared without a hint of distrust: “End of War” and “Mission Ends” and “U.S. formally ends the war in Afghanistan,” as the U.S. government and Nato celebrated the alleged end of the longest war in American history. Great news! Except, that is, when you read past the first paragraph: “the fighting is as intense as it has ever been since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001,” according to the Wall Street Journal . And about 10,000 troops will remain there for the foreseeable future (more than we had a year after the Afghan war started ). Oh, and they’ll continue to engage in combat regularly . But other than that, yeah, the war is definitely over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And I can nearly guarantee you; the current wars are prologue for future wars, potentially against China and Russia to prevent the end of dominance by the US dollar.

The US government is financially on the ropes, and the only way the members of this government have known, historically, to get off those ropes, is to wage war.

This country experienced two massive depressions, followed, inevitably by war. Although the presstitutes dare not mention it, we are in another massive recession right now, because all the decently paying jobs, which used to support this country's middle class, have been offshored/outsourced to places with nearly slave labor wages.

And please, if you don't believe me, take a look at this; last year, Charlie Rangel, the senior Congressional Representative from New York, introduced a bill to reinstate the draft; but this time, should this be passed, it will be coming for both our sons and our daughters. When last I checked this month, it is still in Committee, waiting for the "right emotional moment" to be passed.

Jan 07 10:10

"Embarrassed": N.H. police search for semi-automatic rifle lost by cop

An "embarrassed" New Hampshire police department scrambled to find a semi-automatic rifle lost by an officer on Tuesday, CBS Boston reports.

Salem police said that about 3:45 p.m., the officer put his black canvas bag carrying his patrol rifle on the trunk of his cruiser while getting ready for his shift.

"The officer did not secure his rifle in the trunk of the cruiser prior to driving out of the police station parking lot," police said in a statement. "The officer was dispatched to several calls after leaving the parking lot and believes the bag containing the rifle fell off of the trunk as he left the parking lot."

Jan 07 09:37

Two U.S. lawyers file defamation suit against attorney Dershowitz

Two lawyers representing a woman who claims to have had sex while a minor with prominent U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz filed a defamation lawsuit against him on Tuesday.

Former federal judge Paul Cassell and Florida plaintiffs attorney Bradley Edwards filed the lawsuit in a Florida circuit court, accusing Dershowitz of initiating a public media assault on their reputation and character, according to court documents.

Jan 07 09:19

'Bomb' explodes outside the NAACP office in Colorado sparking FBI search for 'balding white man in his 40s'

The FBI is now at the scene where an explosion detonated on Tuesday
Blast hit near the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP
Eyewitnesses say they heard a 'loud boom' and items were 'knocked off walls' inside the NAACP office
Chapter president Henry Allen Jr. is 'hesitant' to call the incident a hate crime until an investigation is completed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the citizens of the country I love (and I mean, ALL of you, no matter your ethnicity, religion, or political persuasions).

There appears to be a movement to turn us against one another, and create violence in our streets. Please be aware that the person most strongly advocating any use of violence is most probably a member of some US "alphabet soup" security agency. So please, do not listen to those advocating violence.

Because if American streets become violent, who wins? Cue Bono?!?

It is definitely not We the People.

There are those in government who would love nothing more than to use such violence as the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights and declare martial law.

Please, do not give them the opportunity to do so.

Jan 07 09:17

Jeffrey Epstein's Society Friends Close Ranks

Despite the pedophile mogul's conviction for soliciting underage prostitution, his circle is standing by their man.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... because Jeff still has all those videos he made of his guests at those orgies!

Jan 07 08:11

In Europe, Pirates Are Writing The Copyright Law

The collateral damage to liberties has been immense, and has spilled far outside the net. In the US, people are complaining that copyright monopoly law is now unintentionally preventing them to modify items they legally own, such as cars or games consoles. They’re absolutely wrong: that was the exact intention with the most recent round of revisions to copyright monopoly law – to limit property rights and to lock people out of their own possessions. (The copyright monopoly is, and has always been, a limitation on property rights.)

Jan 06 14:31

Murderous Son, Who Killed His Hedge Fund Father Over $200 Allowance, Was A Mentally-Disturbed Princeton Economist Grad

The most bizarre story from the past weekend was the shocking murder of Tom Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott biotech-focused hedge fund, who was shot dead in his Sutton Place apartment on Sunday Afternoon: shocking because the alleged shooter was none other than his Millennial, hence unemployed, 30-year-old son. What was certainly unclear at the time was what would be the motivation of a son to kill his successful and wealthy father, especially in such dramatic cold blood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Was he on prescription anti-depressants?

Jan 06 14:30

Hot off the nonpress: The Khazarian Sex Predator Gene May Soon Be Found

Professor Yehuda Kosher from Be’er Chosen University, Israel, announced today that he and his team may be close to uncovering the JNA (Jewish DNA) and may be able to isolate the Khazarian Sex Predator (KSP) gene.

Professor Kosher, Israel’s leading evolutionary psychoarcheologist and a renown advocate of applied Eugenics told The Jewish Scientific Daily (JSD) that the apparent physical resemblance between Woody Alan and Alan Dershowitz’s facial features gives new hope for a scientific break through.

Jan 06 08:52

New York Police Work Slowdown Backfires, Revealing Time Wasted on Petty Violations

The work slowdown is the latest NYPD tactic in its battle with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Officers turned their backs on the mayor when he spoke at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, an officer killed on December 20 by a gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who cited police abuses as the reason for his crime. Now police officers, at the behest of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, are not enforcing the law “unless absolutely necessary.” During the week of December 22, arrests were down 66% and traffic and parking tickets and summons for minor offenses were down more than 90% from the same week in 2013.

Instead of concern, many are grateful for the diminished police presence. Tickets and summons have been issued disproportionally to those in the working class, forcing them to bear much of the city’s revenue burden. Now the targeting has stopped and those around the political spectrum wonder if it was ever necessary, according to BBC News.

Jan 06 08:49

Jeffrey Epstein: Sordid high life of paedo billionaire who became Prince Andrew's pal

Maxwell was the daughter of disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 after falling from his yacht when it emerged he had stolen hundreds of millions from the Daily Mirror pension fund. Epstein earned her gratitude and unswerving loyalty when he picked her up after her father’s death.

But court documents filed last week say their relationship took a sinister turn when Maxwell became “one of the main women whom Epstein used to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities and a primary co-conspirator in his sexual abuse and sex-trafficking”.

Roberts’ lawyers claim Maxwell took part in the sexual abuse and “took numerous sexually explicit pictures of underage girls involved in sexual activities” and shared these with Epstein.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You never saw THAT on "Lifestyles of the rich and famous", did you?

Jan 06 08:36

Michael Rivero - January 5, 2014 - Chemtrails, Pot, GMO's & Pediphiles

Jan 06 08:24

Obamacare vote to test Democrats’ resolve under Republican majority

House Republicans will hold a vote this week to change Obamacare’s definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to the traditional 40, setting up an early test to see how many Democrats are willing to buck President Obama and his signature overhaul now that they are in the minority.

It’s part of the early agenda taking shape on Capitol Hill, where the GOP in both the House and Senate is planning votes on issues that have earned bipartisan support before, but which stalled as Democrats circled wagons to protect Mr. Obama politically.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And while they all played politics, millions of Americans' lives were ruined by Obamacare!

Jan 06 07:38

U.S. charges Texas businessman, vet in Gambia coup bid

Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former U.S. Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And that's MY job!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 06 07:37

Nye County commissioners need strengthening in protecting our land & resources against the BLM - Latest from Cliven Bundy

A notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is seeking even more power over the Nye County people by claiming further control of the lands and resources. Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make much more of Nye County, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). ACEC’s are human restricted areas.

The Nye County people soon will have less access to their lands and resources than any other people in the history of this country.

On December 1st Nye County Commissioners held a meeting discussing the federal attempt for more control over the land and resources in the county.

Due to the unanimous voice of the citizens of Nye County, the commissioners ended the meeting with a decision to draft a resolution revoking any authority the county had given the BLM and declaring that federal agencies do not have constitutional authority to administer land or resources in the State of Nevada including Nye County.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The vote is now scheduled for January 20th.

Jan 06 07:23

Protesting the right to protest?

After the tragic death of two NYPD police officers at the hands of a police brutality protest sympathizer, some people have taken to the streets to "protest the protesters".

These anti-protest activists display their complete lack of empathy and decency by wearing "I Can Breathe" T-shirts, mocking the devastating last words of Eric Garner.

Could the senseless murder of two NYPD officers really discredit an entire movement based on the killing of thousands of unarmed people by police hands?

Somehow I think not.

Jan 06 07:21

Arizona: drunk cop points gun on a clerk, gets fired for assault

Jan 06 07:18

Two NYPD Officers Shot In Bronx, Massive Manhunt Underway for Suspect!

Jan 05 19:45

Civil Rights Groups to Obama: More Fed Edu Funding, No Standardized Tests for Minorities

When the new Congress begins to consider the federal government’s role in America’s classrooms, civil rights groups will be doing their best to advocate for the strength of that role to ensure mandates that purport to promote “equity” for “diverse” groups. However, in October of last year, these same groups referred to the standardized testing requirements of the same federal government as “overly punitive” of racial minorities.

Jan 05 12:58

Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who had 'regular' orgies at his Caribbean compound that the former president visited multiple times

A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton's friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute.

Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire's private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooh, big shocker there! Bill Clinton was having sex with girls not his wife!!!!

Jan 05 11:22

Did legal deal protect the duke? Paedophile billionaire's plea bargain halted police investigation

An ‘army of legal superstars’ persuaded prosecutors to sign a controversial agreement which may have given Prince Andrew protection from prosecution, it is claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thereby acknowledging there is something Andrew needed protection from!

Jan 05 11:03

‘ANTI SEMITISM’ IS DERSHOWITZ’S DEFENSE IN ILLICIT SEX CHARGES

Anti-Semites and anti-Israel “zealots” are having a field day over sexual abuse allegations leveled against him, prominent Jewish American law professor Alan Dershowitz told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

Jan 05 08:19

Sony Hack a Prime Excuse for New US Cybersecurity Laws

Congress has been reluctant to pass the various draconian cybersecurity laws pushed by the administration in recent years, but that may be changing because of the high-profile Sony Pictures hack .

With the FBI ‘successfully’ pinning it on North Korea, at least so far as everyone on Capital Hill is concerned, there is a great deal of pressure for Congress to “do something,” and little interest in the evidence that North Korea had nothing to do with it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the FBI: if you had real, actionable evidence that North Korea hacked into SONY, that would be one thing; but you don't so the charge here is nothing more than a bold-faced lie, and both US citizens, and the world, knows it.

The only bloody reason you pinned this on North Korea is that North Korea, at the New Year, was reaching out to South Korea for a new round of talks, aimed at ratcheting down the tension between the two countries.

Should that have happened, it would have curtailed this administration's ability to engage in war with North Korea, as a back door to a war with China, which must defend it due to treaty obligations.

The FBI's credibility, if it was not before, is in absolute meltdown, and thinking Americans do not believe one word you say.

Jan 05 07:14

Gilad Atzmon on George Galloway's Sputnik RT

Jan 05 07:12

From Gilad Atzmon to Alan Dershowitz

I just saw a BBC item following the sex scandal you were caught in. Apparently you are threatening to sue lady who claims to be forced to sleep with you. You don’t get it, do you Alan? This is probably the biggest compliment you have ever got in your entire life- a women admits spending a night with you.

Jan 05 06:54

DARPA Developing Microdrones Designed to Sneak Into Homes

The federal government apparently isn’t content with remotely watching and recording your every electronic (and real world) movement; it will soon control microdrones that could then be sent surreptitiously into your home. And unless the warrentless eletronic surveillance already being conducted by government-run-amok is brought to a halt, this new form of home invasion will also be warrantless.

DARPA, the military’s research and development arm, has announced its intent to sponsor development of a new category of these tiny monitors.

In a press release soliciting bids for manufacture of the microdrones, DARPA doesn’t define the potential target theatre, but any promise of foreign focus is illusory in a world where the Constitution’s prohibition on warrantless searches is seen as nothing more than a quaint parchment barrier to those determined to keep an eye (and ear) on every person in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will tell you precisely where I would like to see those microdrones deployed immediately after they have been developed: in the homes of every family of every military or research entity which has signed off on this concept, permanently.

Between the unholy trinity of the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and the NDAA, US citizens no longer have the rights to life, liberty, or privacy, even when you are doing absolutely nothing wrong or illegal.

And folks with kids and skills, please get the hell out of this country while you still can!!

Jan 04 13:39

AirAsia Flight 8501 crash search reveals fifth ‘large object’

WEATHER was the “triggering factor” in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 with icing likely causing engine damage, as rough seas Sunday hampered the search for bodies and the sunken wreckage.

Jan 04 13:02

Former Aviation Boss Says U.S. Navy Shot Down Missing Airliner

A former French airline boss and novelist is making international headlines after going public last week with a bold theory about what really happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Marc Dugain, the former chief executive of now-defunct Proteus Airlines, believes the U.S. Navy may have shot it out of the sky.

Dugain lays out his case in two articles in French magazine Paris Match.

Dugain's claims have gotten media attention in Europe and spurred a flurry of activity in online conspiracy forums.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not like the US Navy hasn't accidentally killed a passenger jet before!

Jan 04 11:39

U.S. embassy in Indonesia issues security alert for city of Surabaya

The U.S. embassy in Indonesia issued a security alert on Saturday for its citizens in the country's second biggest city Surabaya.

"The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a potential threat against U.S.-associated hotels and banks in Surabaya, Indonesia," the embassy said in a statement on its website.

Jan 04 11:25

Gun Control Is Here: Guns Permanently Confiscated After Veteran Got Treatment For Insomnia

For those who have always believed that it can’t happen here, think again, because it IS happening, and things are only going to get worse as data surveillance becomes a way of life.

Gun confiscation at the hands of medical records sharing is now officially a reality, with serious consequences for the individuals involved.

Now, under ObamaCare, the United States is on pace to swiftly become a snitch society that would make East Germany and Soviet Russia blush.

Jan 04 11:15

2015 Will Be Worse For Obamacare Than Its 2014 Debut As A Result Of New Burdens The White House Is Saddling Onto Insurers

An ominous and largely ignored outcome of Obamacare’s failed launch is that the large insurers have not signed up to offer health plans on the state exchanges.

The nation’s big insurers have mainly sat out of the program, even after a reported browbeating from the White House.

The reason is simple. Offering plans on the exchanges is a bad business deal.

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Jan 04 10:38

UPDATED ~~ 1st AND 2nd DEMOS OF THE YEAR IN NEW YORK ~~ IN PHOTOS

On New Year’s Day 50+ people gathered in New York City’s Grand Central Station for a “sing” to protest the police killings of Black citizens in New York City and nationally. The song began with “ I can hear my brother crying ‘I can’t breathe’” it was sung eleven times, the number of times Staten Islander Eric Gardner cried out as he was killed by a police choke hold. The only person arrested that day had made a video of the event which had gone viral. The protesters noted that District Attorneys have not indicted any police officer engaged in the racial shooting of Blacks.

Jan 04 10:21

The CIA and Other Government Agencies Have Long Used Propaganda Against the American People

Jan 04 09:24

How Many of These Secret Surveillance Programs Do you Know About?

According to various publications in the American and foreign media, the United States has created a global system of cyber espionage that allows the interception and processing of personal data around the globe in violation of fundamental human rights. Tapped phones, intercepted short messages, supervised discussions in social networks and stolen emails – this is the ugly reality we are living in. The NSA and other units of the United States Intelligence Community are more than capable of breaching any mobile operating system, be it iOS, Android or BlackBerry OS.

Washington and its agencies are literally spending billions of taxpayer dollars annually under the convenient guise of the “war on terror”, which in fact turns out to be a hidden war against its own citizens, now deprived of basic human rights. But what makes it even worse is that it’s pushing its satellite countries to launch an all-out offensive against the civil liberties of Europe and beyond.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "war on terror" is simply a cover for a continuing surveillance war against Americans.

We have moved so quickly from "the land of the free...and the home of the brave" to the "land of the cowed...and the home of the surveilled" quickly enough to make my head spin.

Jan 04 09:07

Woman who sued convicted billionaire over sex abuse levels claims at his friends

A woman allegedly kept as a sex slave by politically-connected billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein, who went to jail for having sex with underaged girls, is accusing several prominent friends of the financier of having taken part in the debauchery, according to a new court filing.

The woman—referred to in court papers as Jane Doe #3—leveled the allegations Tuesday against Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz and Britain’s Prince Andrew, as well as British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and French model scout Jean Luc Brunel.

Jan 04 08:27

Millions of Obamacare subsidy recipients may need to pay back-taxes.

The problem for Democrats is not exactly this: “As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm… H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.” Although it’s definitely going to be a problem: ‘several million people suddenly discovering that they now owe back taxes to the government over Obamacare’ is not exactly a good scenario, especially if you belong to the political party that set that scenario up in the first place.

Jan 03 11:41

Now Legal, Declassified Documents Reveal How CIA “Develop” Covert Propaganda “Themes to Push ‘Hot Buttons’ of Americans”

We are continually lied to and deceived by the mass media and our government institutions. Professionally-crafted propaganda techniques to frame the story and, in many cases, to advance totally fabricated events, have been used to goad on the population and gain support for the State, even at the expense of what is best for the people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government does not have a legal right to lie to its people.

And if you want a recent example of this, just take a look at Obama's declared intention to punish North Korea with sanctions about the Sony data breach, which North Korea did not do.

But North Korea was making overtures to South Korea about meeting, at a very high level, to replace the armistice, well over 60 years old this year, with a real peace treaty; and of course, Obama couldn't stand to see that happen, because it would ruin his chances of starting his war against North Korea as a back door to a war with China, because both China's currency and military are on the ascendent.

Jan 03 11:11

Catastrophe at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant?

The first thing most people don’t realize is that geiger counters are location sensitive. They are calibrated against the background radiation for a specific location. This means that if you take a geiger counter and move just a mile away, the background radiation itself could be different and the measurement inaccurate. Known background radiation is the Zero point on a calibrated geiger counter.

Second and as important is that all sensitive measurement tools need to be calibrated and certified to be useful. Sensitive tools go out of calibration by themselves over time. After Fukushima, a new normal needs to be considered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Poroshenko's government needs to come as clean as humanly possible about the facts on the ground here; lives are at stake, not only those of Ukrainians, but also those of Europeans.

Expert help needs to be asked for, and granted, in dealing with the realities here, to make sure that this is not a huge catastrophe in the making.

Jan 03 10:56

1st DEMO OF THE YEAR IN NEW YORK ~~ IN PHOTOS

On New Year’s Day 50+ people gathered in New York City’s Grand Central Station for a “sing” to protest the police killings of Black citizens in New York City and nationally. The song began with “ I can hear my brother crying ‘I can’t breathe’” it was sung eleven times, the number of times Staten Islander Eric Gardner cried out as he was killed by a police choke hold. The only person arrested that day had made a video of the event which had gone viral. The protesters noted that District Attorneys have not indicted any police officer engaged in the racial shooting of Blacks.

Jan 03 09:46

Iris Scan Beaten with Cell Phone Cameras

A hacker has cracked at the Congress of the Chaos Computer Club, the thumbprint of Ursula von der Leyen and the iris of Chancellor Merkel.Therefore, the hacker used simple press photos of politicians. It appears that it is sufficient for a cell phone camera to fool biometric recognition systems, such as the Irsis scan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for Iris scans being "safe" from hacking!!

Jan 03 07:43

$3mn awarded in lawsuit to family of prisoner who died as guards watched laughing

The Colorado Department of Corrections will pay $3 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards and nurses at the facility for several hours watched his fatal seizures without helping him.

Jan 02 10:12

Stricken AirAsia plane soared 'as fast as a fighter jet' and then dropped almost vertically into Java Sea as if being thrust down by a giant hand, crash experts revealed today

The AirAsia jet which plunged into the Java Sea rose up as fast as a fighter jet and then dropped almost vertically into the water as if being thrust down by a giant hand, crash experts agreed today.

Their conclusion is that the Airbus 320-200 was in the grip of weather so freakishly extreme that there was nothing the pilots could have done to save the jet and all 162 people on board.

Jan 02 10:10

Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations

British press reports today that a woman claims that Jewish banker Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave.” The woman has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz.

The woman, who filed the motion anonymously, alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was repeatedly sexually abused by Epstein who, she also alleges, loaned her out to rich and influential men around the world.

The British press is obviously interested in developments related to prince Andrew. But I am actually curious to hear what the ethnic cleansing enthusiast Alan Dershowitz has to say in his defence.

Jan 02 09:41

Florida man beheads mother on New Year's Eve

Christian Gomez, 23, attacked his mother in garage with an ax, cut her head off and dragged the body to the garbage outside the home, according to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

"He just left the body sitting there, next to the trash can, went into the garage, tried to clean up the scene a little bit," Gualtieri said. “When he saw that wouldn't happen is when he left."

The sheriff said Gomez confessed to killing his mother.

He said Gomez was upset with his mother because she wanted him to move boxes around the house, and he was jealous of the attention Suarez-Cassagne paid to his brother.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I want to know what prescription anti-depressants this guy was on!

Jan 02 09:39

Detroit cops rob people at gunpoint

It's the "fake cop" theft scam, except with real cops!

Two Detroit police officers were caught robbing people at gunpoint while wearing their badges, guns, bullet proof vests and flashing those red and blue lights.

Jan 02 07:47

"Audit The Fed" Bill Gains Momentum, Yellen Starts Damage Control

After years of being blocked by Democratic leader Harry Reid, The Washington Times reports, the Senate will finally get a chance next year to vote on legislation to force a broad audit of the Federal Reserve's decision-making. Ron Paul's flagship legislative efforts have been picked up by his son and now has the backing of the leader of the new Republican majority, Sen. Mitch McConnell, whose office says the legislation will earn a floor vote. While the bill is not a sure thing, it appears to have The Fed worried as Reuters reports, Yellen and other Fed officials are lobbying Capitol Hill to drop the audit push.

As The Washington Times reports,

After years of being blocked by Democratic leader Harry Reid, the Senate will finally get a chance next year to vote on legislation to force a broad audit of the Federal Reserve's decision-making.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If everything at the Federal Reserve is done open and above board, then Yellen should have no fear of an audit.

But because the Federal Reserve is no more "federal" than the Federal Express, what are the odds that monetary policies are made on the basis of what is going to line the pockets of executives of this bank, rather than create financial opportunities for hard working individuals in this country?!? I frankly would not bet against that.

Right now, money in this country is a loan at interest rather than a public utility.

And did you know that the Federal Reserve pays absolutely no taxes?!?

Jan 01 15:16

FLASHBACK - Las Vegas police investigate helicopter ride given to Guns N' Roses guitartist, girlfriend

An internal investigation is under way after a rock guitarist and his girlfriend were given a private tour of Las Vegas in a police helicopter for a wedding proposal.

Jan 01 15:16

FLASHBACK - DA report: Metro air unit allegations unfounded

Allegations that Metropolitan Police Department command staff covered up an investigation into the department’s embattled air support unit are without merit, Clark County prosecutors concluded in an 18-page report released Wednesday.

“‘The Department’s handling of the SOAR (Safety and Operational Aviation Review) Team, the assessment and subsequent report does not rise to the level of improper governmental action as alleged in the initial letter requesting an investigation, and therefore these claims are without merit,” stated the report authored by Chief Deputy District Attorney Jessica Walsh.

The initial letter, sent to prosecutors March 13, was written by now-retired Lt. Gawain Guedry and Sgt. Leonard Lorusso, who said high-ranking Metro officers changed the 100-page SOAR assessment written by the two men.

Jan 01 12:40

2014 Year in Review: 7 Examples of Police State Technology Making Our Rights Obsolete

Things are not looking pretty for the land of the free.

The year 2014 has made it very clear that privacy is under threat, and the situation is not likely to improve. Mass surveillance – which became a national issue via the Edward Snowden leaks – is not subsiding or under reform; instead, is becoming more bold and complex with each passing day.

It would take several books to catalog the myriad ways in which the rights of The People have been casually infringed by various levels of government just in years since 9/11 and the introduction of the PATRIOT Act.

And it’s not only are federal agencies like the NSA, Homeland Security and the FBI that are taking liberties with our… umm… liberties; it is local police, too. The rise of technology is rapidly fueling these agencies with data and “intelligence” with very little oversight and even less pause for reflection to use these powerful abilities wisely and yes, judiciously.

Jan 01 10:22

AirAsia flight's behaviour 'on the edge of logic'

Mr Soejatman said that at least as baffling was "the extremely low ground speed" which was as low as 61 knots during the descent. This would suggest the plane was heading almost straight down, explaining why it was found in the water just 10km from its last point of radar contact.

The new claims lend weight to the impression that the plane was subject to extraordinary forces from the weather.

Jan 01 07:53

Frozen instruments, deliberate crash? AirAsia plane crash versions multiply

Recovering data from flight and cockpit recorders would be crucial for establishing the truth about the fate of QZ8501, but some flight experts point out that the AirAsia Airbus A320 crash has similarities with another flight incident, that of Air France flight AF447 in 2009.

The plane was officially classed as missing for two years and was found only in 2011. The investigation showed instruments called pitot tubes froze and gave false airspeed readings to the crew. They failed to respond to the problem accordingly and didn’t notice that the plane was about to stall or to try to recover it.

Jan 01 07:29

Firecracker sales high for New Year's celebrations

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Personal fireworks are illegal in Hawaii, except for firecrackers for which you must buy a license from the local government (which costs more than the firecrackers). But while Hawaiians' ardor for the Fourth of July has cooled in recent years, this New Year's was the greatest display of illegal fireworks since 2000!

The smugglers brought in a huge amount of the banned fireworks, and the show got underway right after sunset, peaked at 11:30 and continued unabated until 1:00 AM, then started to taper off. But even as I type these words at 4:35 AM I can still hear in the distance the occasional sound of another exploding firework.

The message is clear; we have had enough of government telling us we cannot do this and we cannot do that, and last night's raucous display was a benign rejection of nanny government, with President Obama here to witness it! With some of the smuggled fireworks powerful enough to rattle the windows, I expect the Secret Service was very nervous last night, and probably did not get much sleep! :)

Dec 31 13:01

A spectacular way to welcome 2015 as Sydney celebrates a New Year of hope

Sydney’s dazzling New Year’s Eve celebrations were crowned early this morning with the lighting of the Harbour Bridge centrepiece — a spectacular, multicoloured lightbulb that burst into life as the city’s 12-minute fireworks spectacular drew to a breathtaking crescendo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I were on a tall ship in Sydney Harbor in 1999. The Ozzies know how to put on a show!

On a different note, I don;t want 20156 to be a year of hope. I want 2015 to be the year of "fix it now or resign, dammit!"

Dec 31 12:54

Why Is The Fed Hiring An "Emergency Preparedness Specialist Familiar With DHS Directives"

A few weeks ago, we reported that for some still unexplained reason, the US Treasury is ordering "survival kits" to its employees overseeing the federal banking system.

We still don't know why. But what makes things even more surprising, and confusing, is that two days before the survival kit RFP soliciation became public on December 4, 2014, a just as curious notice was blasted by the Fed's recruiting Twitter account:

So the Fed is hiring not just any "emergency preparedness specialist" but one familiar with DHS directives?

#Hiring an emergency preparedness specialist familiar w/ Department of Homeland Security directives. #Job ID:10185 http://go.usa.gov/6rpx

The only question is why does the Fed - a uniformly safe institution, where economists engage in deep contemplation and decide how much of the US deficit they will monetize - need a person with these qualifications?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing which makes sense to me is that the Fed believes, based on some very critical realities, that there is going to be some massive financial and social disruption in the US in 2015.

Folks, I know I sound like a chipped CD on this one, but if the Fed is preparing for a massive financial and social disruption here at home, you had darned well better be preparing for it as well.

Please make sure you have potable water, some kind of filtration, storable food and a means to cook things if power goes off. If you, or the people you care about are on medication, please make sure you have extra medication for yourself, and your loved ones. Buy small amounts of gold and silver, and do not put any more money in the bank than just what you need to pay your bills. Figure out what skills and services you can barter if the US currency crashes completely, and becomes worthless. Have a bug out plan, if you need to leave, and make sure you know how to get your children released from school, if you need to.

Preparing never hurts; when things go haywire, it is the preparing that can keep you and your family alive in the middle of any kind of a disaster.

Dec 31 11:39

Saudi King undergoing medical tests in Riyadh hospital: state TV

Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday for medical tests, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a royal court statement.

King Abdullah was born in the court of his father, King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, in the early 1920s.

The softly-spoken monarch, who took power in 2005 after the death of King Fahd, has undergone surgery in the past few years related to a herniated disc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a critically important juncture for the House of Saud, because should the king die, succession is not yet clear. And it will be King Abdullah's successor who, most likely, will be calling the shots on foreign and domestic policies.

And one has to wonder; after the US vetoed the establishment of a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council yesterday, just how western-centric Abdullah's successor might be, and whether they will still insist on selling their oil in US dollars?

As reported in wickipedia.com:

The order of succession to the throne of Saudi Arabia is determined by, and within, the House of Saud. It follows agnatic (a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males) seniority, but a prince may be surpassed or another elevated. The Allegiance Council was created in 2006 to facilitate the royal transfer of power.

Dec 31 11:35

Couple thrown in JAIL for being unable to pay court fees on traffic ticket they received visiting dying son in hospital

An Alabama couple say they ended up in a modern-day equivalent of a debtor's jail after they had failed to pay court fees in connection to a minor traffic violation as their young son lay dying in the hospital.

Tim Fugatt, a music pastor from Sylacauga, Alabama, was pulled over in Childersburg in December 2010 and issued a ticket for driving with an expired tag on his license plate.

At the time of the traffic stop, Mr Fugatt was returning home from visiting his terminally ill infant son, Cole, suffering from a rare brain disease.

The couple told a judge about their gravely ill child and were both found not guilty, but the judge ruled they still had to pay $500 in court fees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not guilty, and they STILL have to pay $500?!?

Dec 31 10:51

The NYPD is Essentially Refusing to do Its Job and Yet New York Hasn’t Collapsed into Chaos

The NYPD has basically stopped doing its job since the murder of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu earlier this month, according to reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News, and yet the city hasn’t descended into total chaos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hmmmm. Maybe we don't need those police after all. Or their tanks. Tear gas. Rubber bullets. Tasers. Drones and other spy gear. Flash-bang grenades into baby cribs.

Dec 31 09:51

FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU ~~ HAPPY NEW YEAR

DesertPeace and Associates wishes all of our readers and friends the best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2015!

Dec 31 09:39

Obama Says He Is Improving the World

U.S. President Barack Obama said in a December 30th Oval Office interview with Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio, that, “wherever we have been involved over the last several years, I think the outcome has been better because of American leadership.” This statement from him was part of his answer when Inskeep asked whether the President had regrets about “overthrowing the Gaddafi regime” in Libya.

Obama answered:

“We are hugely influential; we’re the one indispensable nation. But when it comes to nation-building, when it comes to what is going to be a generational project in a place like Libya or a place like Syria or a place like Iraq, we can help, but we can’t do it for them.” In other words: the Libyan people failed, and the Syrian people failed, and the Iraqi people failed, according to America’s President — but he himself and his predecessor Bush did not fail by bombing those countries under false pretenses as they did.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is only a one word characterization of Obama's state of mind, upon making these statements: delusional!!!

And unfortunately, even invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which states that a President can be removed for physical or mental disabilities, the US government would be left with...President Biden for at least two years.

Dec 31 08:28

N.C. police chief says ‘all lives matter’ after officer ambushed by two black men

A North Carolina police chief reminded residents during a remembrance ceremony Sunday that “all lives matter,” after a Durham police officer what shot at in an ambush attack by two black men.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Agents provocateurs?

Dec 31 07:34

2014 – A Year of Gumshoeing Without Fear or Favour

I had always known there was a yawning gap between mainstream reporting (MSM) and the alternative media, but it was only when I actually began the investigating and reporting process, that it became apparent we exist in two parallel realities (#1).

Dec 31 07:09

PA police shoot suspect dead for resisting arrest over alleged online threats

Police in Pennsylvania have shot and killed a 52yo man after he allegedly attempted to 'run them over' in his vehicle after they tried to arrest him over his [alleged] earlier online threats against police officers and federal agents.

Dec 30 12:28

FBI Busted Falsely Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack

I hate North Korean leaders …

They’re not only clowns sporting bad haircuts and weird clothes, but they live in luxury while the population literally starves.

But the FBI’s official assertion that North Korea carried out the attack in retaliation for Sony’s releasing the movie “The Interview” is B.S.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, America's money-junkies live in luxury while Americans starve, so I don't see much difference.

Dec 30 12:25

Obamacare: How Screwed Are You?

Since the ACA was deemed to have passed Congress, rewritten and declared a tax by Justice Roberts, altered, parsed and carved up by Presidential fiat, had its many exemptions and waivers issued to the fortunate and filibustered against its funding; dozens of minions in various administration agencies have also cranked out over 100 final regulations on how this fraud will be implemented.

That’s the long way of saying you’re about to be subjugated. Think I’m paranoid?

Okay, riddle me this:

Since when does enforcement of a law require thirty times more words and regulations than the law itself?

The answer is when enforcement is the entire point of the law.

But most importantly, the Administration will have you by the short hairs. They’ll have your medical history and the ability to share it or exploit it when it suits them.

Dec 30 12:12

Worse than the dictators: Egypt’s leaders bring pillars of freedom crashing down

Egypt is enacting authoritarian laws at a rate unmatched by any regime for 60 years, legal specialists from four institutions have told the Guardian.

Since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, Morsi’s successors in the presidency, Adly Mansour and Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, have used the absence of an elected parliament to almost unilaterally issue a series of draconian decrees that severely restrict freedom of expression, association and assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is NOT the outcome for which Egyptians were demonstrating not so long ago.

IT is, very much, however, the outcome preferred by both the US government and Israel, so that Egyptian governmental activities were "controllable".

Dec 30 12:04

The Fierce Encroachment of the Last Gasp of Darkness.

Happy New Year, my friends! May this coming year bring massive frustrations for The Overlords and a rapid diminishment of all of their powers and influence. May this new year bring a rising tide of awareness all along the river banks of this world. May our banks be flush with the currency of consciousness and may every dark dream die. May we rise to every occasion, as the light intensifies against the fierce encroachment of the last gasp of the darkness, that seeks to bury the common mind within it. That is not the fate I have chosen for myself, nor do I support that end for you. Let us always remember that beneath this blanketing curse of Materialism, there are many brave souls who labor in vineyards far and wide, seeking the unity of mind, which empowers our collective to resist the unhappy highways being built for our gridlock and demise.

Dec 30 11:47

28 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Are Rapidly Being Turned Into Indoctrination Centers And Prison Camps

It has been said that children are our future, and right now the vast majority of our children are being “educated” in public schools that are rapidly being turned into indoctrination centers and prison camps. Our children desperately need to focus on the basics such as reading, writing and math, but instead a whole host of politicians, “education officials” and teachers are constantly injecting as much propaganda as they possibly can into classroom instruction. Instead of learning how to think, our children are continually being told what to think. Not only that, our children are also being trained how to live as subservient slaves in a Big Brother police state. Today, nearly everything that children do in public schools is watched, monitored, recorded and tracked. Independent thought and free expression are greatly discouraged and are often cracked down upon harshly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Had Mike and I had kids, we would have home schooled them, and if we lived in a non-friendly home school state, we would have moved to a state that was more home school friendly.

Dec 30 11:34

Russia, Japan likely to cooperate in creating Eurasian Economic Corridor

Russia and Japan have perfect chances to take their cooperation in eastern Siberia and the Far East to a new level in 2015 if they set up the so-called Eurasian corridor, MP Yukio Hatoyama, an important figure in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday.

“This concept is very topical in spite of all the current difficulties,” said Hatoyama who has more than once occupied important governmental positions throughout his political career.

He is president of the Japan-Russia Society, which unites the activists of different political forces, as well as large and medium-sized businesses.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF realized, this could offer tremendous economic benefits to both countries.

Dec 30 08:50

AirAsia Plane Debris and Bodies Are Found in Search

Indonesian television showed a rescuer descending from a helicopter toward a corpse, which like other bodies found was not wearing a life jacket.

The Indonesian authorities said the pieces of wreckage were found about 60 miles southeast of the last known position of the plane — the opposite direction from the plane’s path, a fact that was not explained.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The absence of life jackets suggests that something sudden happened to the aircraft, leaving no time for the passengers to prepare for a water landing. The claim that the debris was found 60 miles to the southeast of the aircraft's last known position appears to be an error, with AirAsia giving the number as only 6 miles.

UPDATE: The New York Times is stating the 60 mile figure.

Dec 30 07:51

NYPD cop throws man to the ground after spotting him doing Ellen Degeneres’ ‘dance dare’

An online “prankster” was berated and thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares,” the Free Thought Project reported.

The victim, who identifies himself as Alexander BOK, posted footage on his YouTube channel of the encounter, which shows several officers crowding around BOK, with one asking him, “Are you f*cking kidding me, bro? Are you a f*cking a*shole?”

BOK explains in another video that he approached the officer from behind as part of a “dance dare” Degeneres made to her viewers earlier this month.

Dec 30 07:47

Is Malaysia being threatened for being outspoken?

Who the heck is Mahathir Mohamad and why does it matter?

In 2007, the year before the global financial market, Mohamad called for the Islamic world to develop its own gold-backed currency, the gold dinar, as an alternative to US dollar reserves in central banks.

How often to you hear people who run a big country talk like this?

This movement launched seven years ago, but do you think the issue is any less important now?

Is it possible that Malaysian airliners are being "disappeared" at strategically timed intervals to telegraph a message to Malaysian authorities who still may back this movement?

Dec 30 07:23

NYPD Has Gotten Paranoid After Executions, Letting Minor Crimes Go

“I’m not writing any summonses. Do you think I’m going to stand there so someone can shoot me or hit me in the head with an ax?” One cop said Sunday, referring to the Dec. 20 slayings and another recent attack on the NYPD.

“I’m concerned about my safety,” the cop added. “I want to go to home to my wife and kids.”

An NYPD supervisor noted, “My guys are writing almost no summonses, and probably only making arrests when they have to — like when a store catches a shoplifter.”

And the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association directive for cops to respond with at least two patrol cars has resulted in a manpower shortage that’s delaying response times to non-emergencies — such as burglaries or car crashes without injuries — to as much as four hours, sources said.

Dec 30 07:22

Isolated Incidents? A Lawsuit is Filed Against the NYPD Every 2 1/2 Hours

New York City comptroller, Scott Stringer, recently released a map of all lawsuits filed against the NYPD in 2013. This graphic representation of police misconduct was then analyzed and compiled into a compelling report which illustrates the dire need of reform.

The report put out by the comptroller’s officer, titled Claimstat, shows that the lawsuits are derived “primarily of allegations of police misconduct, civil rights violations, and injury and/or damage from accidents involving police vehicles.” The report was put out in July and is used as a way of using data-driven methods to try and save money.

However, it doesn’t look like counting the incidents of police brutality is doing anything to save the city money, as Stringer’soriginal report said that the 2015 budget would have to include $674 million for settlements and judgments (an amount greater that the budget for the Parks Department, Department of Aging and New York Public Library combined).

Dec 30 07:08

Michael Rivero - Dec. 29, 2014 - The Real Sony “Interview” Hacker

Dec 30 07:04

Someone in China warned of a AirAisa disaster 13 days before QZ8501 disappeared.

There is a post on some Chinese forum that is blowing up right now because apparently a user 13 days ago made a post warning people not to go on AirAsia Airline. He explained that the people that brought down MH370 is going to target another Malaysian airline to destroy Malaysia's Air travel industry or something like that and it all has something to do with the US (my Chinese is a bit rusty).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Malaysia angered Israel by launching their War Crimes Commission back in 2007, and undertaking cases which for political reasons had stalled in the ICC and the UN, including war crimes charges against Israel for genocide of the Palestinians. So the idea of a payback by wrecking their airline industry is not without merit.

Dec 30 06:50

SONY HACK: An Inside Job

Dec 30 06:48

New Mexico cop, former officer arrested for Christmas Eve sexual assault: police

Milan Police officer James Watters and former Sheriff's security officer Jessie Terrazas were arrested after providing alcohol to a 20-year-old woman and forcing her into sex acts, police said.

Dec 30 06:47

Two gunmen shoot Los Angeles police car in ‘unprovoked’ attack

Two police officers were responding to an unrelated radio call around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday in South Los Angeles when two men allegedly opened fire. The officers were not injured and returned fire, police said. The suspects fled, although an 18-year-old man was detained as a ‘person of interest.’ The incident has raised tensions at the police department after two NYPD cops were killed execution-style in Brooklyn Dec. 20.

Dec 30 06:43

QZ8501 AirAsia Wreckage Found, Bodies Being Recovered

Over 40 bodies have been recovered from the missing AirAsia flight, the Indonesian Navy said. Objects resembling parts of the plane, as well as what was thought to be the plane’s outline underwater, were seen in the search area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, now how do I blame this on Al Qaeda, ISIS, Syria, Russia, Iran, China, and North Korea???" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 30 06:27

Ezell Ford, unarmed man, shot 3 times by police, once in the back, autopsy reveals

A 25-year-old black man killed in a fight with Los Angeles police was shot three times in his right side, right arm and back, an autopsy report released Monday states.

The autopsy involving Ezell Ford was disclosed after police initially ordered the Los Angeles County coroner's office to withhold the results for months to avoid tainting potential witness statements.

Ford was unarmed when police confronted him on a street near his home Aug. 11. Police said officers tried to speak to him but got into a struggle with Ford and shot him when he tried to grab an officer's gun.

Dec 30 06:20

Debris Found During Search for AirAsia Flight 8501

As the search for AirAsia Flight 8501 continues for a third day, Indonesian authorities have announced they have found debris and bodies from the passenger jet that went missing three days ago with 162 people on board.

Dec 29 13:39

Searchers 'Suspect' Missing AirAsia Jet Is on Ocean Floor

The plane's Emergency Locator Transmitter should function automatically and send warning signals, but no signal has been detected by control centers in Indonesia or in neighboring countries, Soelistyo said.

Dec 29 12:59

Wild footage captures the moment diners batter man with chairs at Chicago's Rock N Roll McDonald's

There was chaos at a flagship McDonald’s in Chicago in the early hours of Saturday when a mass brawl broke out.

The Rock N Roll McDonald's is one of the fast food chain's most famous locations in the world and a popular tourist attraction in the city.

The violent incident was captured on cell phone footage which was later posted on YouTube.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not exactly the image America wants to project to the rest of the world!

Dec 29 12:31

Missing QZ 8501 AirAsia flight: Crowded airspace forced it to fly at low altitude, disappear

The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people was gone from the radar. No distress signal was issued. It is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's Java Sea on Sunday morning, but exactly what happened - and whether the plane's flight path played any role - won't be determined until after the aircraft is found.

Dec 29 11:12

AirAsia Flight 8501: Request to climb initially denied

The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.

Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people was gone from the radar. No distress signal was issued. It is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's Java Sea on Sunday morning, but exactly what happened - and whether the plane's flight path played any role - won't be determined until after the aircraft is found.

Dec 29 11:12

Did Bad Weather Bring Down Air Asia 8501?

In the Air France disaster, the pilots had been flying a larger airplane—an Airbus A330—and, like the AirAsia pilots, they had spotted a large storm system ahead of them, towering over their flight path. Knowing that storm systems of this kind contain strong updrafts and downdrafts—one following another—the Air France pilots made a course change but the thunderheads were far too high to avoid.

Yet it wasn’t actually the weather that triggered the sequence of events that led to the loss of the Air France airplane. Because of a design flaw, airspeed instruments iced up, fed false readings to the computers controlling the flight, and the computers shut down. Left to fly the Airbus manually, the pilots mishandled the controls and instead of stabilizing the airplane, destabilized it and never regained control until it hit the Atlantic—in one piece—at the huge velocity of 11,000 feet per minute.

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Many observers have commented that pilots are over-dependent on their automated flight systems, such as the one which led to the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 striking the edged of the runway in San Francisco in 2013. If the flight systems mess up, bad things happen if the flight crew cannot handle the aircraft with old fashioned "seat of the pants" piloting.

Dec 29 10:48

Michael Brown (?) Mugs an Old Man

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: Snopes says this is NOT Michael Brown in the video. Sadly, Snopes has often sided with the official story on too many issues to be taken at face value, so look at the video and decide for yourself.

Dec 29 09:10

America’s Toxic Middle East Allies

U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf have a history of directly supporting or at least allowing private funds to flow to terrorist groups. This phenomenon has its roots in the U.S. and Saudi-backed Afghan insurgency against the Soviet Union, which included aid to the so-called “Arab Afghans” who joined the indigenous insurgency. The impact on Saudi society, and the broader Middle East, was profound.

At the same time, Gulf monarchies view these terrorist groups as a serious threat. But the Saudi state is inhibited in dealing with terrorist financing, as it cannot afford to estrange the powerful clerical establishment that permeates society and is comparatively unabashed about funding jihadists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether as a parent, or as a nation, when you enable bad behaviour, the outcomes are usually pretty lousy.

Dec 29 08:59

ACLU Sues Ferguson Schools For Being “Too White”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit last week on behalf of the NAACP against Ferguson School districts for being “too white” and discriminating against African-Americans.

According to the federal complaint filed against the school district, the system used to elect the members of its school board dilutes the “black vote,” causing African-Americans not to be represented properly on the school board. According to the lawsuit, six of the seven board members are white, although seventy percent of the school is African-American.

Dec 29 08:34

Virgin Atlantic VS43 circles over Gatwick Airport as 'landing gear fails'

A Virgin Atlantic plane is circling south east England after its right wing landing gear apparently failed to come down.

Flight VS43 has been captured on a flight radar circling the region after taking off from Gatwick Airport.

Virgin Atlantic confirmed there was a problem with one of the landing gears and said it was preparing to make an emergency landing.

It is believed pilots will remain in a holding pattern over the south east until enough fuel has been burned off before attempting to bring the Boeing 747 down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently the cockpit instruments indicated a problem while retracting the landing gear after take-off, so the pilot tried to lower the gear and the starboard side outboard gear refuse to come down. Now they are circling to burn off fuel before attempting a landing. The good news is that the 747 has four main gear, which means if the pilot sets the 747 down gently enough, the remaining starboard gear will hold the weight and allow the plane to complete the rollout safely.

UPDATE: The plane has landed safely.

Dec 29 08:24

Leaked ‘kill list’ shows NATO killed Afghan children, civilians in pursuit of low-level Taliban fighters

Drawing information from top secret documents spirited away by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel reports that the “kill list” used by NATO forces in Afghanistan included low-ranking members of the Taliban along with drug dealers suspected of supporting them.

As the war in Afghanistan draws to a close after 13 years, new information is becoming available describing NATO conduct in the war-torn nation. According to the newly released documents, NATO maintained an extensive list — including up to 750 names at times – of Afghans (found here) slated for death, including mid- and lower-level Taliban operatives along with drug dealers who allegedly supported the insurgents.

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I find it very psychologically insightful that extrajudicial assassinations are the primary form of war this President likes to wage.

Dec 29 08:09

The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart

Wal-Marts all over the nation were absolutely packed this holiday season, but according to a recent Bloomberg article, the average amount of welfare that Wal-Mart employees receive from the government each year breaks down to about $420,000 per store…

Wal-Mart’s low wages have led to full-time employees seeking public assistance. These are not the 47 percent, lazy, unmotivated bums. Rather, these are people working physical, often difficult jobs. They receive $2.66 billion in government help each year (including $1 billion in healthcare assistance). That works out to about $5,815 per worker. And about $420,000 per store.

Does that make you angry?

It should.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to speculate as to the covert and overt "compensation" which Wal-Mart regularly pays various members of Congress, in the form of campaign funds, to keep this huge, disgustingly socially irresponsible ponzi scheme, going.

Dec 29 08:05

Researchers Release Full Data from 2012 Police Body Cam Study

In the debate over police body cameras, there is basically one study that proponents repeatedly reference: a 2012 experiment in Rialto, California, carried out by the local police chief and two academics from the University of Cambridge.

The topline results—that cameras reduced the use of force by 60 percent and civilian complaints against police by 88 percent—were released by the Rialto police and have been cited widely since then. However, the full details of the study weren’t available until now.

In fact, the full study wasn’t even published until November, where it appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

The researchers weren’t planning to release the detailed results publicly, but they changed their minds when “it became highly topical,” says Fred Lewesy, a communications officer at Cambridge University, which funded the study through its Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology. He sent the text of the study to journalists last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It would look to me as though this practice should be a no-brainer, on the part of police departments everywhere in the US...unless police wanted brutality to suspects remain hidden, of course.

Dec 29 07:47

Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry

Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday.

Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby vessel, after a dramatic day that began when a fire broke out on its lower deck in the early hours.

Dec 29 07:43

Another Air Disaster? An Air Asia Flight From Indonesia To Singapore Loses Contact And Goes Missing

An AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday. Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT). The flight had 155 passengers and 7 crew members on board; 149 Indonesians, three people from Korea, and one each from Singapore, Britain and Malaysia. Among the passengers, 138 were adults, 16 children and 1 was a baby.Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia confirmed its flight had lost contact with air traffic control and said a search-and-rescue operation had been launched.

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This is supposedly the last ATC data block of Flight 8501. If this is real, it indicates that Flight 8501 was at 36,300 feet but only flying at 363 knots. There is a known issue with the Airbus susceptibility to stalling at high altitudes and speeds. Unlike a slow-speed, low-altitude stall, which is easy to recover from, a high-speed stall can put the plane into a spin that is unrecoverable. Given the highly turbulent air they were flying in, caused by the severe weather conditions, flying that close to the stall speed, it appears the plane may have crossed into a wind-shear zone that dropped the wings below stall. The plane went divergent, and the crew was to busy trying to recover the craft to make a radio call.

Dec 28 09:24

Indonesia suspends air search for AirAsia jet

Aircraft and ships that spent several hours searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.

Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said Achmad Toha of Indonesia's search and rescue agency. Some ships were continuing the search overnight, he said.

Dec 28 07:58

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing

An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing.

Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea.

The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made.

Bad weather was reported in the area, and an air search operation has now been suspended for the night.

Planes from Indonesia and Singapore had been scouring an area of sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Some boats were reported to be continuing to search as night fell.

No wreckage has been found, an Indonesian official told the BBC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Malaysian Airlines and Boeing are breathing a sign of relief, I am sure! But it has been a bad year for commercial aviation. I wonder if there were any military tests taking place in the area.

The passenger manifest is HERE.

Dec 27 11:20

Ukraine’s Government Is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region

Amnesty International has found that “the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by” so-called ‘volunteer’ or mercenary forces for the Ukrainian Government, which are blocking the supply of food to residents in that region, and trying to starve them to death.

Thus, “The region is facing a humanitarian disaster with many already at risk of starvation,” said Denis Krivosheev, acting Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International, on Wed., December 24th.

Amnesty International reports that, “Over half of the population in these areas are now entirely dependent on food aid.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absolutely certifiably criminal, on the part of the Ukrainian government.

And THIS is the government which has become the "BFF" of the American government?!?

Poroschenko is just another tinpot dictator, but apparently, in the eyes of DC, he is "our" tinpot dictator.

Dec 27 10:25

The Best Lawyers Money Can Buy

The United States Supreme Court decides cases involving the nation’s most pressing legal issues, affecting the daily lives of hundreds of millions of Americans — and yet so much about its functioning is shrouded in mystique and exclusivity. The court’s front doors are locked and its vast “public” plaza is off-limits to protesters. Alone among the branches of government, it refuses to televise its proceedings, even though its gallery can seat only 250 members of the public.

As a new report by Reuters shows, this exclusivity extends even to the types of cases the court agrees to hear.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you at all surprised that US government, including its judiciary, is for sale to the highest bidder??

You shouldn't be.

Dec 27 10:19

After Scrutiny, C.I.A. Mandate Is Untouched

Over a lunch in Washington in 1976, James J. Angleton, for years the ruthless chief of counterintelligence at the C.I.A., likened the agency to a medieval city occupied by an invading army.

“Only, we have been occupied by Congress,” he told a young congressional investigator. “With our files rifled, our officials humiliated, and our agents exposed.”

Nearly four decades later, another Senate committee’s allegations that the C.I.A. has engaged in torture, lying and cover-up have stirred echoes of the Church era — raising the question of whether the agency is in for another period of change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the CIA will continue to operate outside of US laws,and international norms of decency, including the continuance of torture with which to obtain "confessions" germane to supporting the official governmental narrative.

And I for one do not support this kind of behaviour on the part of the CIA or any other governmental agency,and know, for a fact, that I am not alone.

Dec 27 10:11

Malaysian PM criticized for golfing with Obama while 118,000 residents are displaced in massive floods

Malaysia’s worst flooding in decades forced some 118,000 people to flee as premier Najib Razak came under fire after photos showed him golfing with U.S. President Barack Obama during the storms.

At least five people have been killed by the rising waters and there appeared little respite on the way on Friday, with forecasters predicting further heavy rainfall across previously unaffected southern parts of the country.

As local media carried photographs of people wading through flood waters as deep as two meters (6.5 feet) and entire houses submerged by rising water, the government faced criticism for not declaring a state of emergency to help devastated communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that the Malaysian government is just as oblivious to the suffering of their people as is Obama to the economic suffering of the American middle class, which is vanishing exponentially.

Dec 27 09:53

Bahrain Adopts Israel Strategy To Alter Demographics

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab accused Bahrain’s ruling family of seeking to change Bahrain’s demography by adopting a strategy similar to that used by the UK in the creation of Israel.

Talking to Iranian news channel Press TV, Rajab said the systematic naturalization of foreigners and the deportation of locals after revoking their citizenships are proof that al-Khalifa family is implementing the same strategy that Britain implemented in Palestine.

Dozens of Bahrainis have had their citizenship revoked and several have also been deported since Bahrain adopted the Bahraini Citizenship Law last year stipulating that suspects convicted of “terrorist” acts could be stripped of their nationality.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

And a short memo to the Al-Khalifa monarchy: in doing this, you are sowing the seeds for this monarchy's destruction.

And I say this because there will be a point, when these "newly minted" citizens will begin to chafe under your dictatorship, and begin to demand what the Sunni members of your country have been demanding, so far, peacefully; and that is true representation in government..

And what are they going to do when they don't get that?!? Has anyone in the monarchy or your advisers thought this through?!?

The late President Kennedy said it best; when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

With these moves, you may have postponed a revolution, and bought yourselves some time; but just barely.

Dec 27 09:44

THIS YEAR’S ‘BAH HUMBUG’ AWARD GOES TO …

An irate airline passenger who objected to ‘Merry Christmas’ greetings was reportedly booted off an American Airlines flight at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

“Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas,’” the grumpy traveler told flight attendants on the Dallas-bound flight on Thursday, the New York Post reported.

The man, who was not named, was escorted off the flight after he refused to calm down. Other passengers cheered as security took him away.

Dec 27 08:58

Federal agencies ill-prepared for catastrophes, watchdog warns

More than a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks and a deadly tsunami that ravaged Southeast Asia, federal agencies remain woefully lacking in disaster preparedness and don’t even have coordination plans to close the gap, Congress’ chief watchdog warns in a new report.

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That is because these Federal agencies were not created to take care of the public in an emergency but to protect the government itself.

Dec 27 08:17

Overtime bonanza at Port Authority; 13 officers set to make more than agency’s director

Thirteen agency police officers received more in salary, overtime and other payments in that period than did Executive Director Patrick Foye, whose annual salary is $289,000.

Dec 26 11:29

Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the World’s Richest Country

Poverty is a growth industry. So is human misery. America is banana republicanized. Unfit to live in for growing millions.

Democracy is pure fantasy. A facade masking New World Order harshness. Monied interests run things. Class war rages.

Inside the bubble it’s paradise. Outside it’s dystopian hell. America is venal. Corrupted. Depraved. Degenerate. Too broken to fix.

“The foul stench of corruption and hypocrisy that emanates from Washington is the smell of a dying country,” says Paul Craig Roberts.

Good tidings and cheer at Christmas and throughout the year are for America’s privileged alone. No joy to the world for most others.

Dec 26 10:58

US police struggle to monitor threats posted to social media as protests grow

U.S. law enforcement agencies are a long way from being able to effectively track threats of the kind a gunman posted on Instagram before his execution-style murder of two New York City policemen last weekend.

Police need more data analytics and mining software to monitor social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter , as well as trained personnel to make sense of what could be a deluge of data, say law enforcement officials and security experts.

“You can buy all the technology you want, but if you want to figure out clever stuff, you better have smart people able to use it,” said Christopher Ahlberg, co-founder of Recorded Future Inc, which helps clients analyze social media feeds. The company is partly backed by In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm that serves U.S. intelligence agencies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We've been having flashpoints, nationally, of the killing of unarmed black men by police, where these police personnel have not been indicted for these killings, followed by the horrible assassination of two New York police, coupled with numbers of threats against the police.

I would like to start with our potential "Manchurian Candidate", Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who murdered those police officers in New York.
As reported at: http://www.newsday.com:

Ismaaiyl Brinsley's mother tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1zcYJUF ) in a story published Tuesday that she's horrified and "deeply sorry" about what her son did. Shakuwra Dabre says her 28-year-old son made suicide attempts starting at age 13, was institutionalized and was on and off antidepressants for years. She says that he rebuffed his family's pleas to get help and that she last spoke to him in July.

The literature in indesputable, regarding the reality that antidipressants can cause homocidal or suicidal behaviour.

This man was also a convicted felon.

And having said this, the question has to arise: where did he get the gun with which he committed both homocide and (conveniently) suicide?!? That appears to be a rather murky area in the case.

So I have to ask myself, who benefits from these protests, some of which, as in Ferguson, and Berkeley, Missouri, and in Oakland, California, where things were characterized this morning on one of the talking heads shows, as "out of hand"?!? Who benefits from this violence, where businesses get invaded, or worse, torched to the ground?!?

And who benefits from the horrific assassinations of police personnel, who most probably had not done anything wrong in their treatment of suspects?!?

What is supposed to be the ultimate outcome of these demonstrations, which appear to be gathering strength, and developing lives of their own?!?

I cannot say that I know definitively, but I will hazard a guess.

IF these protests continue, nationally and violently, it would give the Federal Government the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and impose martial law. And do not think for a moment that Obama wouldn't issue such an executive order; the man abhors the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

So a note to all protesters: I absolutely support your right of peaceful assembly, to redress the wrongs of government.

I know, absolutely, that I have not a clue about what it would feel like to be immediately considered "guilty before proven innocent" because of my race.

But please, do not listen to those advocating violence; they well may be agents provocateurs with an agenda. And that agenda includes destroying your right to peacefully protest, ever again.

The militarization of America's police has to stop, and immediately. Brutality against ALL American citizens needs to stop. IF American police need to be taught anything right now, it is de-escalation techniques, to get a bad situation from turning worse without any bloodshed.

The training of American police by Israeli Defense Force professionals has to stop, because this means that Americans are getting treated as well by their police as Palestinians are by the Israeli military.

Dec 26 09:58

NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News reports.

According to the heavily redacted reports to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board, intelligence operatives routinely emailed private data on American citizens to unauthorized recipients, stored that data in unsecured computers, and retained it long after laws required it be destroyed.

“The government conducts sweeping surveillance under this authority — surveillance that increasingly puts Americans’ data in the hands of the NSA,” the ACLU’s Patrick C. Toomey told Bloomberg News in an email. “Despite that fact, this spying is conducted almost entirely in secret and without legislative or judicial oversight.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no legislative or judicial oversight, because, most likely the NSA has ALL the dirt on all who might be in a position to try to stop this total surveillance, and they have been threatened into silence.

How quickly this nation has morphed from the "land of the free and the home of the brave" into "the land of the cowed and the home of the surveilled"!

And please remember: everything Hitler did was absolutely legal, at the time he did it.

Dec 26 09:25

Plane Passenger Tossed after Flipping Out Over Staff’s ‘Merry Christmas’

A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.

The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”

The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the man's identity and religious background were not mentioned in this article. Had he been Muslim, it'd be all over the press. Therefore the man was probably Jewish. And I never met a Muslim who was offended by "Merry Christmas."

Dec 26 08:57

How The CIA's Torture Program Is Destroying The Key Foreign Power The US Had: The Moral High Ground

Over a year ago, we wrote about a wonderful piece in Foreign Affairs by Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore, noting that the real "danger" of the Snowden and Manning revelations was that it effectively killed off the US's ability to use hypocrisy as a policy tool. Here was the key bit (though the whole article is worth reading):

The deeper threat that leakers such as Manning and Snowden pose is more subtle than a direct assault on U.S. national security: they undermine Washington’s ability to act hypocritically and get away with it. Their danger lies not in the new information that they reveal but in the documented confirmation they provide of what the United States is actually doing and why. When these deeds turn out to clash with the government’s public rhetoric, as they so often do, it becomes harder for U.S. allies to overlook Washington’s covert behavior and easier for U.S. adversaries to justify their own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, here is the heart and soul of the US government at this point in its history; it will lie, cheat, jail, torture, extrajudicially assassinate, and wage war against people who get in the way of the country's (and world's) monied interests.

To all those countries which have natural resources the US government wants, be very aware that it will do everything in its power to destabilize your government, and put in a US-centric government that will do its bidding; failing that, the US government will wage outright war to get those resources.

And to its citizens: you have become completely expendable, because your alleged representatives only represent those corporations which so lavishly fund their election cycles. You and your needs and issues have become irreverent, because it is only the needs and issues of those major corporations which are addressed.

Your jobs will continue to be offshored, outsourced, reducing you to working several minimum wage jobs just to survive, if you can find them.

You will be taxed into poverty, thrown out on the streets when you can't pay the rent, and your homelessness will become criminalized, at which point you will most likely languish in a for-profit prison, as a slave laborer there.

That is a painfully, bleakly honest portrait of this government going into 2015.

Dec 26 08:24

Was the Sony Hack a Domestic Ploy?

Our suspicions about the Sony hack were raised when North Korea accused the US of involving its CIA. By then the story had been continuously presented by the mainstream media, always a sign that some sort of promotion was underway.

And now the next shoe has dropped – predictably. The administration is calling for "stronger cybersecurity laws."

Dec 25 13:43

Black Teen Shot Dead Over A Pair Of Air Jordans

In what police called "a random act of 'I want something that person has and I am going to take it from them," a black teenager was shot and killed after attempting to rob a man of his $200 Air Jordans. After being unable to purchase the 'limited edition' shoes, 16-year-old Jawad "JJ" Jabar and 2 other Middletown, Ohio schoolmates, brandished a firearm at a man (of unknown color) who had just bought a pair. The man, who had a valid concealed carry permit, shot once and killed Jawad. Since the dead black teenager was not killed by a white policeman, we doubt there will be any protests, Al Sharpton commentary, or mainstream media blitz.

Dec 25 10:32

Body cameras reduce police use-of-force, citizen complaints - study

The Rialto study found that police officers who weren't wearing cameras were twice as likely to use force as those who were.

Dec 25 09:53

US police brutality protests hit home with Palestinian prisoners

In a letter written from an Israeli jail cell, Palestinian political prisoner Ameer Makhoul sends his salutations to African Americans protesting the police killing of unarmed Black men, women and youths.

“Even within Israeli jail, very much far away from you, we are mourning your beloved,” writes Makhoul in his 9 December letter.

Makhoul’s letter, which can be read in full at the bottom of this page, emphasizes the universality of the protests in the United States.

“Such racist official violence exasperates the conscience of all, and of course all 7,000 [Palestinian political prisoners] in Israel jail who seek freedom, liberty and justice for themselves as well as for their people of Palestine,” Makhoul states.

“Your cause is touching hearts everywhere,” he adds. “Your protest is on behalf of all humanity. Your voice is our voice … the voice of all free people.”

Dec 25 09:42

99 Problems (Explicit Political Remix) ORIGINAL UPLOAD

Dec 25 09:34

On This Christmas, Let Us Consider An “Intervention” - Ben Swann

When Fox News reports predictably on a story dealing with police protests or immigration or war, we as viewers are not turning to Fox to be informed. We turn to Fox because we already know what we believe on these subjects and the only purpose of Fox in our mind is to validate those beliefs. It happens with all media... it even happens here at Benswann.com.

This Christmas I hope that in your conversations, family gatherings and time with loved ones, you will remember that there are NOT two sides to every story (a belief rooted in the left/right paradigm) but that there are many sides to every story. Those sides are not as simple as points of view, but those sides are usually represented by real people.

Dec 25 09:29

And the reviews are in: The Interview sucks

I've never seen so many want to see a movie just because they were told they couldn't. Not saying the NK threat was a big marketing scam but if it was it was brilliant.

Dec 24 11:15

Good will to all men? Shop worker disperses homeless with freezing water, witness says

A shop worker has allegedly hosed homeless people seeking shelter outside a shop front with ice cold water to prevent them sleeping there. Police investigated the incident after a local woman reported the alleged assault on social media.

Tammi-Lee Connor, who lives in Canterbury, says she saw a shop worker at the local Wilkinsons using a hosepipe in an attempt to remove a group of homeless people. The force of the hose reportedly caused one man to fall over and hit his head.

Connor says she confronted the shop worker, who apparently told her: “How else am I expected to move them?” She then phoned the police who arrived at the scene, but didn’t arrest the man.

Wilkinsons deny the worker was ousting the homeless, maintaining they were simply cleaning the shop front.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If true, absoflippinglutely unbelievable!

Where the hell was this man's humanity, to use a hose as "homeless crowd control"?!?

And that Wilkinson corporation defends his actions, attempting to create an alternative narrative when the video was already up?!?!? What were they thinking?!? And to that corporation, when the does "cleaning the shop front" translate into the use of what amounted to a firehose being leveled at homeless people?!?

In the immortal words of my late Grandma Thelma, "the horse was already out of the barn!"

And to some of the local politicos in in Canterbury, with some reasoning ability, please take a look at what some of your brother and sister contemporaries in the state of Utah have been doing. As reported in stateofchange.org:

Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utah’s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but they keep the apartment even if they fail. The program has been so successful that other states are hoping to achieve similar results with programs modeled on Utah’s. It sounds like Utah borrowed a page from Homes Not Handcuffs, the 2009 report by The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless. Using a 2004 survey and anecdotal evidence from activists, the report concluded that permanent housing for the homeless is cheaper than criminalization. Housing is not only more human, it’s economical.

I commend the state of Utah for having had the collective intelligence to resolve its homelessness problem in such a humane way.

Dec 24 10:24

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HOPES FOR PEACE ON EARTH

Dec 24 10:01

Seattle Police Department looking for ‘a few good hackers’ to help it doctor dashboard cam footage

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) hosted a contest last week in which it invited hackers to compete to see who could redact dashboard and body camera footage most efficiently.

According to the official site for the SPD’s first-ever “HACKATHON,” the goal is “looking for a better, faster way to redact [the 1,612,554] videos and make them accessible as public records.”

John Vibes at the Free Thought Project does not accept the SPD’s claim that the “HACKATHON” is “only seeking to protect the identities of innocent people who may get caught on camera.”

“It is only a small change in coding that is necessary to alter how the entire footage is edited, so this cover story may be nothing more than an excuse to censor the footage,” he wrote. “Also, even if they are telling the truth about their motives, this new development still shows that the footage is only as transparent as the police will allow it to be.”

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These techniques will ultimately NOT be about transparency, but changing the video narrative to the Seattle Police Department's liking and legal needs.

Dec 24 09:48

Pepe Escobar On Blowback After Blowback For The "Empire Of Chaos"

At present, the choice between the two available models on the planet seems stark indeed: Eurasian integration or a spreading empire of chaos.

At the same moment that China is proposing a new Eurasian integration, Washington has opted for an “empire of chaos,” a dysfunctional global system now breeding mayhem and blowback across the Greater Middle East into Africa and even to the peripheries of Europe.

Don’t rule out a change in the dynamics of the situation, however. In the long run, it seems to be in the cards. One day, Germany may lead parts of Europe away from NATO’s “logic,” since German business leaders and industrialists have an eye on their potentially lucrative commercial future in a new Eurasia. Strange as it might seem amid today’s war of words over Ukraine, the endgame could still prove to involve a Berlin-Moscow-Beijing alliance.

Dec 24 09:42

Cops Handcuff & Shackle 4-Year-Old Boy, Haul Him Off to Jail for a Temper Tantrum

A four-year-old little boy was handcuffed and then shackled by the local sheriff and taken away in a squad car, after the principal at Nathanael Greene Primary School failed to calm him down.

Back in October the boy allegedly threw blocks, climbed over desks, hit, scratched, and kicked the principal and the director of special education. Unable to gain control of a 4-year-old, the school made the ridiculous decision to call a sheriff’s deputy who is assigned to the schools.

“The boy was out of control, basically, throwing his arms around and kicking– trying to kick the deputy, trying to run away, and the deputy felt that putting the handcuffs on him was for his safety as well as everybody else’s,” County Sheriff Steven Smith said.

Tracy Wood, the boy’s mother, says the school called her to pick up her son, but when she got there, police had already taken him to the station.

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So they had no better tools to calm the kid down than police handcuffs and leg shackles?!?

I have worked with special needs kids many years ago, and there are many, many other ways to calm a kid down who is acting like this.

That they believed they had no better tools than the ones they used says volumes about elementary education in this country, and demonstrates a real lack of teacher training to deal with temperamental children.

Dec 24 08:26

Wild Scene: Police Fatally Shoot Black Teenager Near Ferguson, Antonio Martin Surveillance Videos

Belmar confirms that the officer’s body cam was not on during the shooting.

Dec 24 08:13

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized as precaution

Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital as a precautionary measure after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from his office.

Dec 24 07:02

Tense scenes in Missouri after police shoot another black teen

An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police late on Tuesday at a gas station in a St. Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a white officer in August, police and local media said.

A video feed showed the gas station cordoned off by yellow tape and guarded by police, some in helmets and carrying riot shields, with bystanders shouting at them in a tense standoff.

Dec 23 15:32

NYPD Union President Patrick Lynch Is Completely Nuts: A History

Patrick Lynch is the 51-year-old president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest and most influential union of the New York City Police Department. You might recognize his name: Over the weekend, Lynch blamed Bill de Blasio for the Saturday deaths of two Brooklyn cops who were murdered by a lone gunman from Georgia. “That blood on the hands,” he said at a press conference, “starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor.”

To understand why he would say something so wrong and inflammatory, you need to delve into Lynch’s long, checkered history of issuing similarly insane statements. His public declarations over the past 15 years are essentially pro-police agitprop: Cops can do no wrong, while victims of their state-sanctioned violence always had it coming. They are also a deep well of masculine anxiety, hurt feelings, and barely disguised racism.

Here are some of Lynch’s greatest hits. Please consult them whenever he opens his mouth in the future.

Dec 23 14:32

Protesters to Defy De Blasio, Plan to ‘Shut Down’ Fifth Ave. in New York

Protesters in New York City plan to “shut down” 5th Avenue, a main shopping area in Manhattan, tonight. The call to do so happens after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked for any protests to stop until both recently murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are buried this weekend.

According to reports, The Answer Coalition said it would go through with the march, which it says was planned long before Saturday night’s murders. They denounced the mayor for asking for a moratorium on protests, saying that would be an “outrageous” attempt to chill free speech.

Dec 23 13:04

WWIII - The Calm Before The Storm

Dec 23 12:20

Christmas in Munich

It was Christmas 1985. I recall the year clearly because only a month later the shuttle Challenger exploded during launch. I know that may seem like a strange anchor for a Christmas memory, but only a few months before I had briefly worked with one of the Challenger astronauts on a computer flight simulation project at the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center, and my company had now sent me to help set up production facilities in Munich and Milan.

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