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CURRENT EVENTS

Oct 06 08:53

NYC teen spends 3 years in solitary with NO TRIAL after being falsely accused of stealing backpack

On May 15, 2010, Kalief Browder was returning home from a party in the Bronx with a friend. He was stopped by police, who were working on a tip that he had robbed someone earlier that night. In the backseat of the police car, the man who provided that tip pointed at Browder and said he had stolen something from him.

“I didn’t do it,” Browder responded. “I didn’t steal anything. Check my pockets.”

The police went back to the car to consult with the man in the backseat, who then changed his story, and said that the robbery had occurred a few weeks earlier.

Browder accompanied the police to the station, thinking, “I’m just going to be here for a couple hours. We’ll clear up this misunderstanding.”

It would be three years before the “misunderstanding” was cleared up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This should NEVER HAPPEN to ANY American kids, and particularly not to African American kids, who, in many cases, still have the legal deck stacked against them.

Oct 06 08:21

Infection Transmission During Air Travel

It is clear that due to lower air exchange rates and decreased sunlight, enclosed spaces such as buildings and transport vehicles are more susceptible to the transmission of infectious particles than are the outdoors.[1] Aircraft cabins are particularly worrisome due to high occupant densities and long exposure times. Well-documented outbreaks of tuberculosis, influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and norovirus are alleged to have occurred during air travel.[2][3][4][5] All of these diseases are transmitted via either large droplets or aerosolization.[6]

Oct 06 07:54

Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it hard to believe that so many people scream about the need for population control and yet fail to realize humans have a natural built-in population control mechanism in homosexuality. Careful study of history clearly shows that as social stress increases, the per-capita incidence of homosexuality increases. Maybe instead of "tolerating" the gays we should realize that they are indispensable to the long term survival of the human race!

Oct 05 07:27

Mexico mass grave discovered after student protesters go missing

A mass grave has been found on the outskirts of Iguala, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students went missing on September 27 following a protest to support the rights of rural teachers.

Authorities are conducting forensic examinations of “up to 20” charred remains discovered on Saturday in an effort to determine if they are the remains of the students, Guerrero Attorney General Inaky Blanco told reporters in Iguala on Saturday.

Oct 05 06:58

Dancing with The Bride of Dracula at the Ebola Debutante's Ball.

Oct 04 11:27

Klayman files for deportation of Barack Obama

He has sued the National Security Agency, and won at the district court level.

He has sued to get Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

He has sued Hugo Chavez on behalf of torture victims.

He has sued journalists.

He has sued the Taliban and al-Qaida.

He sued Cuba and won a multimillion-dollar judgment.

Now Larry Klayman, the former Justice Department lawyer and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is suing to get President Obama deported.

Shipped out. Sent back. Removed.

“In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition.

The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had a great deal of respect for Klayman, before this happened.

Unfortunately, he has been guzzling the Kool-aid with great gusto here, and every good bit of work he as done through Freedom Watch and Judicial Watch, may well be destroyed by it.

Oct 04 11:19

Atlanta, GA - Jewish Newspaper Apologizes for Obama Assassination Scenario; Secret Service Investigates

The owner of a Jewish newspaper in Atlanta has said he deeply regrets writing a column suggesting that Israel consider “a hit” on Barack Obama if he stands in the way of the Jewish state defending itself.

Andrew Adler told the Guardian he wrote the column in the weekly Atlanta Jewish Times “to get a reaction” from the paper’s readers.

“The headline for the column was: ‘What would you do?’ That’s what I wanted to see,” he said. “It’s got like a Dr Phil reaction: what were you thinking? I feel really bad it did that.”

The column, first brought to light by Gawker, asks readers to imagine that they are the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, confronting the threat posed by Hezbollah and Iran’s nuclear programme while also under pressure from a US president with an “Alice in Wonderland” belief in diplomacy over force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not believe for a moment that Netanyahu and his cabinet have not considered a decapitation strike against Obama as an option. Some scholars suspect Israeli involvement with the John F. Kennedy assassination, owing to Kennedy's opposition to Israel's acquiring nuclear weapons.

Their sole consideration would be how Israel could get away with it, then blame it on another country.

And with "friends" like Israel....who needs enemies?!?

Oct 04 11:09

CDC chief on Ebola: We can’t shut the border

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Friday said restricting travel between the U.S. and West Africa would likely “backfire” and put Americans more at risk of contracting Ebola.

Appearing on MSNBC, Frieden was asked about potentially prohibiting air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak is most widespread. He said that such a restriction would likely be ineffective and would make it harder for health officials to root out the virus.

“The only way we’re going to get to zero risk is by stopping the outbreak at the source” in West Africa, Frieden said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stopping the outbreak at the source sounds great; but do we leave US citizens hostage to more ebola infections in the meanwhile?!?

Because by not stopping flights out of some of the most hard hit countries in Africa, that is precisely what this government is doing.

I do not know if this is standard US governmental incompetence, or something else.

But I do know one thing: if there is one more ebola infection confirmed in the US, this man needs to be sacked and immediately.

Oct 04 10:51

Did America Fake Imminent Terror Threats To Justify Bombing Syria?

The claim has recently been made that the Obama administration concocted not only the imminent attacks on U.S. soil by the al-Qaeda cell The Khorasan Group, but the group itself, in order to make a case for self-defense and justify the bombing of Syria.

As outlandish as it may first appear that America would create a fictitious attack to justify its own attack, there is a pattern of just such fictions stretching back to nearly the very beginning of America’s wars.

President James Polk led America into one of its first foreign wars when he informed the congress that Mexico had attacked a U.S. Army detachment on American soil. In 1848, Abraham Lincoln, then a congressman, would make one of his first appearances in American history by standing up on the floor and demanding that the President inform the House of the exact spot upon which the attack took place. Polk would not answer. That first fictitious attack would justify the war with Mexico.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government routinely lies as the justification to start its wars, which means at this point in its history, it has completely delegitimized itself, and anything it says on any subject cannot be trusted at all.

The US government no longer governs with the consent of the governed; the governed have had no real say in the workings of the US government for quite some time now.

The US government only listens to the major corporations which fund election cycles, but the the people of this country have become expendable, redundant, and useless, in the eyes of this government.

It is high time that this changes, in the most peaceful way possible.

Oct 04 10:35

Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail (UPDATE)

More than a dozen people arrested during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department early Friday were outfitted with orange prison jumpsuits, slapped with high bail and locked behind bars for hours longer than most others arrested in earlier demonstrations against the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

The 13 protestors, including many seized while standing on the sidewalk, were arrested by police officers from St. Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol and were jailed in nearby St. Ann. Video of the arrests show protestors on the sidewalk, and not blocking the street, when officers moved in. They were charged with offenses that included failure to comply with police, noise ordinance violations and resisting arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this is REALLY going to help mend race relations in Ferguson...NOT!!

It appears that the city, country, and police are doing everything possible to exacerbate the situation here, rather than ratchet down the tension, and almost feels.....deliberate.

But the big problems here are poverty,despair, and hopelessness. As reported in www.areavibes.com:

The income per capita in Ferguson is 8.1% less than the Missouri average and 20.5% less than the National average. The median household income in Ferguson is 16.2% less than the Missouri average and 29% less than the National average. The poverty level in Ferguson is 13.1% less than the Missouri average and 5.9% less than the National average. The median earnings for males in Ferguson is 46.1% greater than the median earnings for females in Ferguson.

Decent jobs, paying a livable wage, coupled with education, could make a tremendous difference here.

But unfortunately, creating situations where that could actually happen are very low on both the State's and Federal Government's agenda.

And until this happens, Furgeson, and all the small, poor towns like it in this country, will remain powder kegs, ready to erupt when the tragedy of another poor, unarmed African American kid gets blown away by another cop happens.

Oct 04 07:03

Why America's Not Ready For An Ebola Outbreak (In 1 Photo)

Oct 04 06:17

The Konyism of Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations

Obama’s administration sinks in the quicksand of its liberal ambitions –few of its liberal foreign policy objectives have been met; not the closing down of Guantanamo’s prison, nor the tethering of an out-of-control surveillance apparatus, nor even the War on Terror in general. In fact, Obama has intensified the drone warfare in Yemen and Pakistan, and tethered itself to a resurgent Saudi Arabia on the back of Qatari withdrawal. To polish its carapace, the Obama administration has become a latter-day believer in gay rights on the world stage. Power went on Jay Leno’s program to talk about global LGBT rights and held a Google hangout with human rights activists where the issue of LGBT rights was center-stage (later, on twitter, Power mourned the loss of “Eric Ohena Lembembe, a courageous Cameroonian activist tortured to death last month”). But, to stay on the Uganda story, Power did not raise the issue of LGBT rights and Uganda.

Oct 04 06:16

Into the Suffocating Matrix of Flesh for the Sake of Flesh.

It's a trend among the self assumed brightest minds among us that life is a product of chaos theory. The more arrogantly pretentiously intellectual these people are, the more nihilistic they are AND because, for them, everything can be reduced to random sequences, cycling patterns and behavioral probability junk science, they lack most any form of human compassion, when it comes to the welfare of others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Out of chaos comes order." -- Nietzsche

Oct 04 06:09

Flawed Response to Ebola In Texas Raises Concerns About US Preparedness!

Oct 03 10:20

Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force

While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slid from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232,000 people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!

And that's how you get a fresh cycle low in the unemployment rate.

Oct 03 09:55

‘Obama to be remembered as someone who betrayed his supporters’

President Obama has turned out to be another failed big government president, who put America into a new war, spied on its own citizens, and made a disastrous health care reform, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party Carla Howell told RT.

RT: The US strikes on ISIS have already cost it around $780-930 million, which is not pleasant news for the American taxpayers but makes a profit for the industries involved. Does President Obama even know about discontent among his citizens?

Carla Howell: I’m sure he is fully informed; he has got an enormous staff to keep him informed of what is going on. Clearly, what he is trying to do is take credit for ending the war in Iraq, and yet at the same time he is beholden to the military industrial complex in America, their special interests, that want more military funding regardless of whether our Generals even want it or not. So he is trying to walk that line.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This President has been an epic fail on everything in which he has intervened.

On immigration; wars in the Middle East; Obamacare; Ebolagate; IRSgate, APgate, and NSAgate, he continues to to undercut working Americans, and makes life worse for most American people.

But you have to understand that such behaviour is completely predictable for a man beholden to the large corporations (including the banks) which have funded the election cycles in which he was (allegedly) elected and re-elected.

Large corporations love illegal immigration, because it cuts the cost of doing business; large corporations love wars, because wars mean profit, for so many companies; and large pharmaceutical corporations love illness, because treatments - rather than cures - are far more profitable.

His faux populism is just an act, and not a terribly convincing act at that; no more, no less.

At the end of the day, this man is a slave to all those who put him in power for one reason, and one reason only; profit.

And he has, and continues, to deliver that for them.

Oct 03 09:34

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US

When communities attempt to police the police, they often get, well... policed.

In several states, organized groups that use police scanners and knowledge of checkpoints to collectively monitor police activities by legally and peacefully filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation, including unjustified detainment and arrests as well as police intimidation.

The groups operate under many decentralized organizations, most notably CopWatch and Cop Block, and have proliferated across the United States in the last decade - and especially in the aftermath of the events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown.

Many such groups have begun proactively patrolling their communities with cameras at various times during the week, rather than reactively turning on their cameras when police enter into their neighborhoods or when they happen to be around police activity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People with kids and skills, get the hell out of this country right now.

I no longer recognise this nation in terms of what I used to believe being American meant, in terms of civil liberties, and the rights which used to be afforded by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Oct 03 08:52

Judge Rebukes Government, Keeps Gitmo Force-Feeding Hearing Open

A federal judge has knocked down the government’s attempt to hold a secret hearing in a case challenging the military’s practice of force-feeding Guantanamo detainees who are on hunger strike.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler called the government’s desire to close the proceedings “deeply troubling,” and chastised the Department of Justice for appearing to “deliberately” make the request “on short notice.”

The case involves Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian man who has been held at Guantanamo since 2002, though he was cleared for transfer out of the island prison by the military in 2009. He began a hunger strike last year and claims that he has been subjected to painful and abusive force-feedings. He has asked the federal court to intervene and stop the military forcing him from his cell and restraining him during the feedings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good on Judge Kessler!

Anyone who has had the process proscribed by a doctor, during a convalescence, understands that even with the best, and most compassionate specialists, the process is uncomfortable at best.

To be used in a punitive manor against those who are on a hunger strike, when they have been cleared for release 5 years ago, is immoral and reprehensible
.

But, at all levels, unfortunately, that is what the US government has become: immoral and reprehensible.

Oct 02 15:05

15 die in blast at bomb decommissioning plant

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good job!

Oct 02 12:20

Send them to Plum Island with Hannibal Lecter.

There will be no peace. There will be no harmony of social equilibrium. There will be plenty more conflict, an increase in plagues like Ebola and continuously intensifying Stasi type police composed of moronic thugs and this last you will have UNTIL you strip the 1% of their money and influence and the central bankers are rendered obsolete.

Oct 02 10:15

Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.

“What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October,” noted the company’s Twitter spokesperson. “Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals.”

When Future Money Trends, a follower of the page, asked what they meant by this statement, Goldenstate Fire/EMS responded with a shocking revelation.

“DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now this is up in Canada and it may be that Canada understands this is going to be a crippling winter and wants to be ready.

Oct 02 10:02

A Supreme Court for billionaires, not voters

In case there was any remaining confusion with regard to the precise political intentions of the US Supreme Court’s activist majority, things were clarified Monday. The same majority that has made it easier for corporations to buy elections (with the Citizens United v. FEC decision) and for billionaires to become the dominant players in elections across the country (with the McCutcheon v. FEC decision) decided to make it harder for people in Ohio to vote.

Yes, this Court has messed with voting rights before, frequently and in damaging ways. It has barely been a year since the majority struck down key elements of the Voting Rights Act.

But Monday’s decision by the majority was especially blatant—and immediate. One day before early voting was set to begin in Ohio on Tuesday, the Supreme Court delayed the start of the process with a decision that will reduce the early voting period from thirty-five days to twenty-eight days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... A government of the corporations; by the corporations; and for the corporations.

Not much grey area here!

Oct 01 10:17

Police Officer Views Child Porn On School Computer. Keeps Job.

Mauro Edwards, the school resource officer at Cornersville High School was caught viewing child porn on the school’s computer. Apparently he received a three-day suspension and was then transferred to another part of the sheriff’s department.

On September 8th Edwards’ colleagues at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Outfit announced that he would not face any charges.

Earlier this year, when Mauro met with the school board, upon being assigned to Cornersville High School, principal Bob Edens was quoted as saying:

“He gets along great with the kids … He’s a big help to me, and a true friend. We’re blessed to have him.”

Oct 01 07:16

FLASHBACK - US Vaccines Caused 'Spanish Flu'

"The 1918 'Spanish Flu' started in American military Camp Funston, Fort Riley, USA amongst troops making ready for W.W.I - taking on board vaccinations, recruit training and all. It eventually killed about 40,000,000 people worldwide. That flu strain only appeared briefly once again, according to the US Atlanta CDC. This was in 1976 and again it struck at the US army camp Fort Dix, USA, amongst recently vaccinated troops (and no one else EVER); Fort Dix is known to have been a vaccine trial centre. Was the world's greatest 'influenza' scourge another well-hidden vaccine disaster?"---John P Heptonstall

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 1918 flu pandemic was proclaimed the "Spanish Flu" even though it clearly did not originate in Spain. This suggests that even back then, something was being covered up.

This is worth recalling now that multiple sources have identified the Kenema bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone, operated by Fort Detrick and biologists from Tulane University (but now closed and under investigation by the Sierra Leone government), as the starting point for the current Ebola outbreak and that an Ebola vaccine being tested either accidentally or deliberately triggered the disease.

Sep 30 11:36

SWAT teams surround Kentucky school after student shot

Police and SWAT teams are flooding into Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky after reports of shots fired. At least one student has been injured and taken to the hospital, and the parents have been notified, police said.

Sep 30 10:34

Russia could ditch US dollar in 2-3 years – head of Russia's #2 bank

Two to three years would be enough time for Russia to switch to international settlements to the ruble, Andrey Kostin, head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, said.

“Two to three years is enough, not only to launch [settlements in rubles], but also to complete these mechanisms. But much will depend on how banks will cope with the task,” Kostin said in an interview with Izvestia newspaper.

Kostin first put forward the idea of switching to national currencies in international settlements about a decade ago, which means a move to the ruble shouldn’t be considered a counter-sanction measure.

"I did not find understanding in this matter with the previous leadership of the Central Bank [10 years ago ] They believed that since the [US] dollar works, we shouldn’t do anything, and settlements in rubles will just bring additional risks. Under the new leadership the position of the Central Bank changed. I think that soon we will achieve a major breakthrough,” Kostin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the ever growing frailty of the US economy (except for the already super-rich), I frankly doubt that it will take quite as much time for this to happen as Mr. Kostin postulates.

Sep 30 09:46

Worker Groups 'Alarmed' White House May Delay New Minimum Wage, Overtime Rule

It was once part of President Barack Obama's "We Can't Wait" economic agenda. But now the wait might be getting even longer.

The Labor Department is considering delaying a long-awaited rule that would extend new workplace protections to home care workers -- a possibility that has advocates for low-wage workers steamed.

In a letter addressed to Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Monday, more than 40 labor and advocacy groups said that they were "alarmed" by suggestions that officials might delay the new regulations and put a "historic workplace victory in jeopardy."

"The basic rights of two million home care workers -- predominantly women and disproportionately women of color -- once again hang in the balance, as the administration appears at risk of faltering in the face of opposition," they wrote.

The letter included signatures from the AFL-CIO labor federation, American Psychological Association and the National Employment Law Project, among others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the members of these groups: did you ever, for one millisecond, believe that this man, the ever-faithful servant of the banks and large corporations, represented YOU?!?

IF so, I would imagine that the absence of movement on this cause is a very rude awakening.

Obama's faux populism is simply that; an act, nothing more, nothing left. I am sorry that hurts right now, but it is the cold, hard reality.

By the time a national candidate is carefully vetted by the major corporations in this country, which expect those candidates to do their will, they no longer represent the people of this country at all.

Sep 30 09:28

In the shadow of Iran a new UAE oil port is transforming energy sector

In response to Iran’s strategic grip over oil passing through the Strait of Hormuz, a new export route for crude from the Persian Gulf is growing on the coast of the Arabian Sea, with the potential to transform global energy markets.

Giant tankers now queue in lines stretching for miles to load oil or refuel at Fujairah – a sleepy sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – after the government invested billions of dollars into building a giant oil pipeline across the rugged Hajar mountains, with the aim of ending the potential stranglehold that Iran could place on the nation’s exports of crude.

The 21-mile-wide Hormuz channel handles a third of the world’s oil-tanker traffic and connects the Persian Gulf’s sheikhdoms to the Arabian Sea. Fears that Tehran could choke off exports shipped through it have been a concern weighing on oil markets for decades.

Sep 30 08:58

Man beaten, shocked with Taser by Portland police awarded $562,000 by jury

A jury on Monday awarded more than $562,000 to a man Portland police knocked face-down to the ground and repeatedly pummeled and zapped with a Taser.

In doing so, jurors 9-3 gave Jason Matthew Cox every penny he had sought. Jurors found Portland police committed a battery against Cox, who was 37 at the time of the June 28, 2011, incident.

Sep 29 09:33

Mississippi Sued Over 'Hellish' Conditions in For-Profit Prison

At the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, sometimes incarcerated people are forced to resort to starting fires to get attention from negligent staff. (Photo: ACLU)

Denial of food and medical care. Cells and floors soiled with blood, urine, and feces. Excessive force by prison guards. Weeks, months, and years in solitary confinement.

These are the conditions found at a "special needs" for-profit prison, the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, which is tasked by the state's department of corrections with incarcerating 1,200 people, approximately 1,000 of whom have severe psychiatric disorders, according to a legal motion filed Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is what happens when you allow criminals to be incarcerated in for-profit prisons.

Of course, these contracts were well and truly purchased by these corporations, most probably in the form of bribes to the officials of the Mississippi Department of corrections.

This country has not been able, collectively, to make up its mind as to whether to punish or rehabilitate, so it winds up punishing, which nearly guarantees higher rates of recidivism.

Sweden is emptying its prisons, because of its commitment to rehabilitation; the US's prison population keeps growing. What is wrong with this picture?!? BLOODY EVERYTHING!!

Sep 29 07:15

Unfair - Exposing The IRS

A team of acclaimed filmmakers is spearheading “Unfair”, a ninety minute documentary motion picture intended for all audiences. It will be the first major theatrical documentary to shed light on the certain damage the Income Tax and the IRS have wrought on our liberties, our businesses, our families, and our religious, charitable and civic organizations, while empowering a political agenda contrary to America’s heritage.

Sep 29 06:33

Coach recalls missing student's wit, leadership

Yellow ribbons adorn the streets of Hannah Graham’s Northern Virginia neighborhood, symbols of hope in a community devastated by the disappearance of a woman described as extremely intelligent and witty, with a dry sense of humor.

Graham vanished on Sept. 13, her steps recorded by grainy surveillance videos as she walked unaccompanied on the streets of Charlottesville and its popular Downtown Mall, an open air center of shops, bars and restaurants. She is a sophomore at the University of Virginia.

A suspect in her disappearance, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., was extradited from Texas on Friday after he was arrested on a beach Wednesday near Galveston. Because of a statewide judicial conference at the courthouse, the earliest Matthew could make a court appearance is Thursday.

Police have charged Matthew, 32, with “abduction with intent to defile” the 18-year-old Graham. “Defile,” in a legal context, means “sexually molest.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly hope this young woman is found safe. However, I have to wonder at why the corporate media is spending so much time on her case. The fact is that every single day in America, 2300 people go missing. Is this particular incident being sensationalized as a distraction to draw focus from the rush into war?

Sep 27 07:39

WOMAN BEATS MEN IN RAP BATTLE, SO THEY RAPE, SET HER ON FIRE AND SHOOT HER

Three men have reportedly been arrested after a brutal crime committed against a woman who beat them in a hip hop rap battle at a house party. Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23, and Ketorie Glover, 23 all of Columbus, Georgia could not handle losing to a woman in a hip hop rap battle, so they allegedly raped, beat, shot and doused the woman with gasoline setting her on fire before leaving her for dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"BOMB GEORGIA! BOMB GEORGIA! BOMB GEORGIA! (We gotta look consistent here.)" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 27 07:21

The Tweedle Dees and Tweedle Dums of the Dark Side.

{a few moments ago, just prior to engaging in whatever this is, I went to Smoking Mirrors and noted that there were 621 visitors on the site. This is because by this time I was on Rense previously I was on Whatreallyhappened and Truthseeker and the count for much of the day was a bit above 300 visitors onsite. Obviously zio-Google is doing their usual on my behalf. 7 years ago I was getting 1.5 million visits a year for all the good that did-grin They are real good about downsizing.}

Sep 26 13:05

New York postal worker caught 'hoarding' 40,000 pieces of mail

A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.

According to a federal court complaint, Joseph Brucato hoarded the mail at his home, car and post office locker. He was arrested Wednesday after a supervisor noticed undelivered mail piled up in Brucato’s personal vehicle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So THAT'S where that million dollar donation to WRH went to! :)

Sep 26 12:49

Meters eyed as possible cause of fires in Nevada

Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.

The state fire marshal and local fire chiefs sought the preliminary inquiry after investigators linked the meters to nine fires in Reno and Sparks since 2012, with the most recent resulting in a death in July.

Sep 26 11:30

McDonald's evacuates U.S. headquarters over suspicious package

A McDonald's Corp. building in west suburban Oak Brook was evacuated this morning after a 911 call reporting a suspicious package.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It turned out to be a pound of real beef, which nobody at McDonald's had ever seen before!!!!

Sep 26 09:58

Former Miami firefighter gets 27-year prison term in child porn case

Rousseau, who joined Miami Fire Rescue in 2007, was given a harsh sentence Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Michael Moore because of the numerous videos found on his laptop computer of prepubescent girls engaged in explicit sexual activity. The judge also concluded that Rousseau obstructed justice because he lied during his testimony, which increased the sentence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My question is why aren't the parents of those girls also being tossed in jail!

My next question is why, if they could track this guys downloading the child porn, why didn't they track where he downloaded it from and arrest the people who made the video? Or are the producers of child porn, like the people behind all these massive credit card breaches, immune from the mighty NSA?

Third question. Did this firefighter get caught in a sting operation? And if so, doesn't that mean it is the US Government producing and distributing child porn?

Remember the War on Drugs? The government would arrest and imprison people buying and using illegal drugs but always stopped short of going after the drug kingpins, until the Iran-Contra scandal revealed that the largest drug smuggler in the country ... is the country, specifically CIA.

Are persons in our government child porn producers as well as drug smugglers, staging a few public arrests to protect their public image?

Sep 26 08:22

Possible that Chicago FAA fire intentionally set: NBC

A fire at a Federal Aviation Administration outpost in Chicago that has grounded dozens of flights locally may in fact be arson, NBC News reported on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or ... to keep pushing the terror meme, everything that happens will be blamed on terror plots, even if it is accidental.

Sep 26 05:25

Training At The Police Academy [CARTOON]

Sep 25 09:58

Traficant 'critical;' doctors to make determination within 72 hours

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. is in “very critical condition” after an accident on his family farm, his wife, Tish Traficant, said today.

The former congressman, 73, is “sedated and he’s not doing well,” his wife told The Vindicator a few minutes before heading back to the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he was taken after first being rushed to Salem Regional Hospital.

Traficant was driving a 1943 Ford tractor about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at his family farm on West South Range Road about 140 feet into a large pole barn when the vehicle struck a large steel blade on the ground, said Goshen Police Chief Steve T. McDaniel.

That caused the tractor to flip with Traficant still in the vehicle’s seat, but trapped with the tractor on top of him, McDaniel said.

Sep 25 07:30

Cost of FAKE American War On Terror

Sep 24 12:46

Stewart won’t face charges in fatal wreck; victim was ‘under influence’ of marijuana

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury had decided against bringing criminal charges against three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana the night of the accident “enough to impair judgment.” And he said two videos examined by investigators showed “no aberrational driving by Tony Stewart.”

Sep 24 10:55

Home Depot Hack Is Letting Criminals Drain Money From People's Bank Accounts

Data breach at home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc has led to fraudulent transactions across the United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts, the Wall Street Journal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where is the mighty NSA in all this? The American taxpayer has been forced to surrender billions in tax dollars, not to mention the Bill of Rights, to create an all-encompassing data monitoring system we are told exists to find criminals and terrorists. Yet we have not heard a peep from the NSA in all these serious data breaches. Not once. And the NSA could certainly use some good PR right now!

So where are they?

Is this "We are watching you" a gigantic and costly bluff to scare the people into silent obedience? After all, the Nazis used the same trick to keep their population silent and uncomplaining as Germany was led to the slaughter.

Or, alternative theory; it is the NSA itself that is behind the data breaches. They certainly have the resources to carry out these crimes, and as already demonstrated, no regard for the laws of the land! Criminal activity in intelligence agencies is hardly new. The CIA was trafficking drugs from Vietnam, then later Central America, to fund operations they did not wish to tell Congress about. Maybe NSA is doing the exact same thing, with NSA employees "dipping into the take" to get the latest iPhone!

Because all these data breaches and not a word from the NSA makes no sense at all!

Sep 24 08:18

Senate Torture Report Vanishes

Since a “forgive and forget” forward-looking White House has already indicated that no one will ever be punished for illegal actions undertaken in the wake of 9/11, why is the torture issue important beyond the prima facie case that a war crime that was authorized by the highest levels of the federal government? It is important because of its constitutional implications and its impact on rule of law in the United States, which is again being flouted by the Administration in its rush to “destroy” ISIS, which is little more than a terrorist group du jour being exploited to terrify the American public. The constitutional issue, in its simplest terms, is that the CIA works for the president and when it operates without legally mandated oversight by the legislative branch and judiciary it does so in defiance of separation of powers, making the Agency little better than a secret army run by POTUS.

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This stinks to high heaven; and until and unless this is released, and the accusations of real torture are addressed to their root, the country of the United States of America has absolutely no moral authority whatsoever, period, end of discussion.

Sep 24 07:58

Top UK Al-Qaeda cleric Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges and freed in Jordan

The radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada has been acquitted of terrorism charges by a Jordanian court. Qatada, who was accused of being involved in the planned “Millennium plot” terror attacks, was released from prison just hours after the verdict.

When the judge issued his ruling, Qatada started weeping, the Telegraph reported.

Qatada's family members in the court also sobbed, hugged each other and cried out, "God is great!"

The court in Amman ruled there was insufficient evidence to convict Abu Qatada on Wednesday.

Sep 24 07:49

FBI, DHS Go Full Scaremonger: Warn Police Of Airstrike-Inspired "Homegrown Extremists" & "Disgruntled Employee" Threats

While careful to note 'no specific threats' have been found, it appears the FBI and DHS have decided it's time to show why local police departments needed to be fully militarized after all. In the first bulletin, according to Bloomberg, US security officials warned federal and local police to watch for “homegrown violent extremists” who may be motivated to attack by airstrikes in Syria. In the second bulletin, the FBI and DHS assess that disgruntled and former employees pose a significant threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and the networks businesses rely on.

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the US government has moved from the alleged threat of "terrorism" to "scarrorism" in this country, to try to keep people from thinking straight.

But fear only lasts so long, before people get tired of it, and refuse to allow it to motivate their lives.

Sep 23 15:12

Peter King on ISIS: Be Ready for Attacks on US Soil

Intensifying U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) could provoke members of the terror group already on U.S. soil to stage attacks here, Rep. Peter King tells Newsmax TV.

"First of all, these people would've attacked us anyway, but they may feel an urgency to do it now to show that ISIS can fight back, that ISIS is not going to take this," King, a New York Republican, said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

"We always have to be alert to them, [but] we have to be even more so now because they want to show . . . the Muslim world they're not going to sit back and take [it], they're going to fight back."

King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said he approves of intensified U.S. airstrikes against jihadists in the Middle East, although he wishes it had happened sooner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Congressional Representative Peter King: if in fact ISIS (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) is able to attack the mainland, it means that every bit of surveillance, crotch groping at the airport, and spying by this government, has led to absolutely no actionable intelligence to prevent this from happening.

Should that happen, every security agency in the USA, the CIA, the DHS, FBI, and NSA, and DIA, have all failed, collectively and spectacularly.

Sep 23 10:20

Israeli probes into possible Gaza war crimes draw criticism

Facing a United Nations investigation for possible war crimes committed during its recent military campaign in the Gaza Strip, Israel has launched probes of its own into suspected violations, hoping to ward off prosecution in international tribunals.

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The killing of innocent women and children in Gaza, at UN schools to which the IDF had the GPS coordinates, allegedly to keep these people safe, is an abominable act of ethnic cleansing and a war crime, and these are the only possible logical interpretations of these actions, period, end of discussion.

And YES, the Israeli government should have to answer for those war crimes at the ICC in the Hague, period, end of discussion.

Sep 23 10:14

After Ferguson, police get media training with session titled 'Feeding the Animals'

The PR team being brought in to teach Missouri cops how to handle the media apparently needs a little sensitivity training themselves.

Weeks of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the intense media scrutiny that came with it made an impact in at least one tangible way. The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy plans to offer an October continuing education session called "Officer-involved shooting - You can win with the media."

But with bullet points such as "Meet the 900-pound Gorilla" and "Feeding the Animals," you have to wonder just how media-friendly this workshop — headed by Rick Rosenthal, President of RAR Communications, Inc. — will actually be.

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This is absoflippinglutely revolting.

Sep 23 08:16

False Flag - The Movie!

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I wish this were only humor, but right now we are seeing a repeat of the year 2001, where for months the corporate media promoted the idea of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden as Uber Villains we were supposed to be afraid of, because they were coming to get us unless we got them first. Today the Pentagon is saying that the latest manufactured cartoon villain, Khorasanzilla, is in the final stages of a plot to carry out a terror attack on the United States. Funny how they can know there is a plot, that it is in its final stages, but don't know what the target is, or who is doing it. Funny. Really funny. Almost too weird to be believed, in fact!

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Sep 22 14:45

Louisiana Police Chief Rapes Drunk Woman, Commits Perjury, Tells Town Officials to "Stick It" When They Call For His Resignation.

Police Chief Earl Theriot responded to a call for an intoxicated woman at a store. He took her back to the station and forced her to have sex with him. Theriot reportedly had the woman handcuffed and restrained with her belt at the time of the assault and stashed her under his desk in the police station.

When the woman filed a federal lawsuit against the chief, town officials called for his resignation. The chief denied he committed the crime and said "they can stick it." He lied to federal investigators about the incident, claiming she was never at the police station.

He then pleaded guilty and received a devastating sentence of PROBATION for two years (no jail time), a $2500 dollar fine, and was allowed to resign his job, which we can assume means he will keep his benefits.

Sep 22 11:33

Fitch Warns: When the Dollar’s ‘Pre-Eminent Reserve Currency Status’ Erodes…

It’s very risky for an American credit ratings agency to downgrade the US Government.

Standard & Poor’s found out when it stripped the US off its AAA rating in 2011 over the debt-ceiling charade. The Department of Justice then sued S&P over its role in the financial crisis, i.e. for slapping AAA-ratings on toxic securities to pocket fatter fees from issuers. But the other ratings agencies did the same thing and have not been hounded. So S&P claimed that the “impermissibly selective, punitive and meritless” lawsuit was “in retaliation” for the downgrade.

Though the Government denied the retaliation angle, it was a lesson no credit ratings agency within the long and sinewy arm of the Government would ever forget. But now Fitch is inching gingerly toward that abyss. While it affirmed (text) the US at AAA, Outlook Stable, it threw in some potentially devastating caveats.

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It is not a question of IF the US dollar will lose its global reserve currency status: it is a question of when.

Intelligent people, world-wide, are already factoring that into their financial decisions.

Sep 22 11:29

Black Listed News Front Page Follow Us Trending Search Advertise Contact Blog RollSenators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes and pass it in the post-election lame duck session of Congress. The moratorium on access taxes runs out Dec. 11. A bill by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., titled the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, would extend the moratorium for a decade while allowing states to require online merchants to charge sales taxes. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the number-two ranking Democrat, is a co-sponsor. The backers are hoping that access taxes — which would slap levies on customers for their Comcast or Verizon Internet accounts — will be the more unpopular of the two provisions and that Congress will accept the sales taxes to get rid of them. -

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable. These folk in Congress are so collectively crooked that they have to screw their socks on in the morning.

Sep 22 11:22

Healthcare.gov Is A Security Disaster... And Those Working On It Knew It, And Tried To Stop Independent Security Review To Hide It

We've written before about how problematic the technology is behind the federal healthcare.gov website, pointing out that the federal government hired political cronies rather than web development experts to build it. There was an effort to open source the code, but after the feds put the code on github, they removed it after people started pointing out just how bad it was. Then, just about a month ago, we noted that the government turned down a FOIA request from the Associated Press concerning the site's security practices, arguing that it might "give hackers enough information to break into the service." As we noted at the time, if revealing the basic security you have in place will give hackers a road map to breaking into the site, the site is not secure at all.

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The MO of this administration has become very painfully clear; first, screw things up beyond all recognition, then attempt to cover up the screw-up with misdirection, denial, blame-throwing, and without ever, EVER fixing the problem in the first place.

Sep 22 09:07

Election Fraud Scottish Independance - Votes Taken out in a neat bundle

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So basically this is a ballot box being delivered to the counting center. The woman cuts the seal holding the box closed, then reaches in and pulls out the ballots ... which are neatly stacked, something impossible to achieve when ballots and inserted into a ballot box one at a time through the slot in the top!

Sep 21 10:14

Ferguson Protestors Seeking Tickets to Get Into Sunday Rams Game

KMOX News has learned Ferguson protestors are seeking St. Louis Rams tickets in the hopes of getting into the Edward Jones Dome and disrupting this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Someone is still trying to kick up a racial kerfuffle to help Democrats in the November elections.

Sep 20 08:50

The Certain Denouement of the Dark Lord.

It should be pretty clear what is going on though the mass of the public refuses to see. I have witnessed video tape of poll workers putting Yes votes in the No pile. During a conversation the day before the vote I remember saying to someone, “The vote doesn't matter because the results will most certainly be rigged and there is only one reason to rig votes and that is because if the votes are not rigged, the outcome will be different.

Sep 20 08:11

Clashes Erupt in Glasgow Square Following Pro-UK Vote

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The referendum did not fail, it was stolen. There are photos of YES ballots on the NO piles. There are videos of ballot counters slipping YES votes into the NO piles and even filling out blank ballots to add to the NO piles. The counting center in Dundee was evacuated twice when someone set off false fire alarms, leaving the ballots and ballot boxes totally unguarded. Children as young as three were registered to vote and and because no ID was required, YES voters showed up only to find NO votes had been cast using their names. And there were no exit polls to confirm the official result.

As Kennedy stated, when peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable. The violence is the result of the Scots knowing their referendum was rigged to keep them slaves to Britain.

Sep 19 11:47

USA Aggression & Torture Creates Terrorists - Ray McGovern

Sep 19 11:11

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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The war is really cranking up and the bankers are having orgasms!

The original article that inspired this video is HERE and contains additional information not in the video. Facebook is blocking all posts that reference the video under the excuse that YouTube is a security threat!

Sep 19 07:29

Happy Constitution Day! Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

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What the hell?!?

Sep 18 12:18

Trials and Tribulations on the Cusp of the Age.

What to think... what to think. Israel and America want to destroy Syria, Iran and Russia by any means necessary. They create a phony terrorist army that is under the leadership of a Mossad agent pretending to be an Arab. The sense of hubris and privilege is extraordinary and why shouldn't it be? The populations they lead are at an intelligence level of a canned ham. They possess the innate cowardice of a chicken and the attention span of a pigeon.

Sep 18 06:48

WORLD WAR 3 FOR DUMMIES

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Present World Situation

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Sep 17 08:38

V For 9/11 Vendetta Past Present and Future

Sep 17 06:44

Trooper shooting suspect might try to target more officers, police say

He's a survivalist with an extensive shooting background and a grudge against law enforcement, officials say.

And now authorities worry the man suspected of gunning down two Pennsylvania State Police troopers may be on the hunt for more officers.

Eric Matthew Frein "has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters Tuesday.

"He has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society."

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Setting aside the likelihood that this is all a propaganda psy-op, I would ask if this guy is on prescription anti-depressants.

Sep 16 10:43

Devil’s Deal: US-Backed Syrian Rebels Already Signed Pact with ISIS Prior to Haines ‘Beheading’

While Washington considers appropriating half a billion in funds to the Syrian rebels, we now learn that opposition groups the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al Qaeda affiliate ‘al Nusra Front’, have officially aligned themselves with ISIS…

Sep 16 10:30

Balkanization and US’ full spectrum dominance

THE tentacles of the balkanization policy of fragmenting states into small entities has spread worldwide initiated by civil rights societies at first with protests which have the flare of popular uprisings against the incumbent governments for democracy, human rights, minority rights and secularism. More is yet to come in the Middle East using local collaborators and once the West has achieved its objective it will discard them as they did with Saddam Hussein and are now in the process of doing with Nouri Al-Maliki in Iraq. One must remember how Al-Qaeda had been declared enemy “Number One” by the US-NATO yet Al-Qaeda is fighting on the side of the US-NATO in Syria (Al-Nusrat) and Al-Qaeda groups (LIFG) listed among the UN terror list deposed Muammar Gaddafi and destroyed Libya, which ranked as the number one country in Africa under the UN Human Index.

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I'm having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

What gives this country the moral right to be doing this?!?

The short answer is, there is no moral rightness to these actions, if they come from outside the countries the US and Israel want to see broken up.

Sep 16 10:10

Volkswagen - Eyes on the road

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VERY cool way to get the message across!

Sep 16 10:01

The New "Regime Change" Plan - Attack Damascus From The South

There are serious active preparations for a new attack on Damascus. Anti-government forces, including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, have been trained and equipped in Jordan and are now moving into their starting position in Quneitra governate in south-west Syria. (A similar plan in spring 2013 was only partially executed and later aborted.)

The anti-government forces now control a 40 miles (70km) long, three miles (5km) wide strip from Jordan along the Golan frontier up to Lebanon. This strip can be used to infiltrate into Hizbullah territory in south Lebanon but its main purpose is likely an attack on Damascus from the south. The Syrian military would have great difficulties to dislodge the anti-government forces from this strip as it is covered by Israeli anti-air and artillery fire.

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When will this Administration collectively man up, and tell the American people the truth?!?

I am really, thoroughly disgusted with this government, and the interminable amounts of codswallop it expects Americans to swallow on a daily basis, in terms of the damned lies they are trying to get us to believe in to support this war.

This whole ISIS pretext for US military involvement, is about regime change in Syria and Iran, period, end of discussion.

The big questions here are, how soon Al-Assad will want to invoke his mutual defense pact with Iran, and just what Russia will do if, in fact, that mutual defense pact is invoked by Al-Assad.

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against Russia getting involved militarily against the US in Iran's behalf.

And the hell of it is, neither the US nor Israel can reasonably expect to successfully wage a conventional war against Russia; they don't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to make this happen.

Additionally, I do not want to see the best and brightest of our military be killed or maimed for life over what is essentially a war for private profit.

And that is the dirty little secret of all wars; they are all ultimately about private profit.

Sep 16 09:49

The New World Order is now in panic mode as its financial infrastructure is cut off

One can see the striking resemblance between the Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania, Australia and the Massacre in the US at Sandy Nook with almost an identical distortion of facts by all those involved in these “False Flag Tragedies.”

Sep 16 09:45

Poor Americans Debt Burden Highest in History

The poorest Americans now owe 156% of their pretax income to creditors, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank. The poorest have more debt relative to their net worth in American history, owing $1.37 for every dollar they own.

According to the Survey of Consumer Finances, a study conducted every three years by the Fed, the average family in the lowest 25% income bracket holds around $47,000 in debt, down slightly from 2010 but up significantly from before the subprime financial crisis that wiped out a significant amount of assets held by the American lower middle class, particularly housing.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

And certain elements in government and business accuse Americans of "hoarding cash"?!?!?

Sep 16 08:34

Toronto trustees expense everything from $28 cookies to $4,000 walking tours of Israel

Toronto public school board trustees have charged taxpayers for everything from $19 worth of groceries — including nuts and hand lotion — to a tour of Israel that cost almost $4,000.

An internal audit of questionable expenditures filed by Toronto District School Board elected officials, obtained by the Star, includes scores of reimbursed claims that are not allowed or for which it is “unclear” as to how they relate to the job of trustee:

Sep 16 08:25

Russell Brand: Will Obama's bombs stop the ISIS beheadings?

Sep 16 06:59

RT HD Erin Ade interviews Ron Paul

Sep 16 06:58

Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Here's Frankie Boyle explaining the advantages of Scottish independence: "Scotland would no longer have to invade places like Afghanistan for American interests. . . . I don't support America's wars. I don't even think they are wars. They're one-way traffic, mass-murder. There's never been a time when a shepherd has beaten a helicopter. You never switch on the news to see 'A shock result in Afghanistan today when a missile was destroyed by a wedding.' Because not only will America go into your country and kill all your people. But what's worse I think is they'll come back twenty years later and make a movie about how killing your people made their soldiers feel sad. Oh boo hoo hoo. Americans making a movie about what Vietnam did to the soldiers is like a serial killer telling you what stopping suddenly for hitchhikers did to his clutch."

Sep 15 15:18

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Sep 15 10:41

Feds step up terrorist recruitment fight in U.S.

The U.S. Government is planning to step up its fight against recruiting of Americans by groups like the Islamic State in the Iraq and the Levant, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday.

In a video message posted on the Justice Department's website, Holder said a series of cities "across the nation" will be be chosen to participate in a pilot program that will involve an extra effort to combat the message of groups like ISIL and to intervene with those susceptible to that message before they take action.

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Attorney General Holder, that last statement is contemptibly disingenuous.

For all the policies which bring even more money for the one percenters, and marginalize the American middle ever further into poverty, this administration has been always a slave of the large corporations which put this administration into power, twice.

Decent-paying jobs have been allowed to be offshored/outsourced to the point where decent family people have been forced into taking several minimum wage jobs with absolutely no hope whatsoever for advancement, just to barely pay the rent.

This has, in turn, pushed families, and particularly children, into poverty where getting the next meal can be a big issue.

And this Federally sponsored tsunami of illegal immigrants, many of them bringing illness into this country, unchecked?!? Of course, this will lower the cost of doing business, which large corporations love.

But what about Americans looking frantically, and consistently for work who were born here, or became citizens legally?!? Have these people stopped mattering, in the larger scheme of things, to this Administration?!?

These policies, Attorney General Holder, are NOT how one creates a "...more just, secure, and free society that all Americans deserve."

You, sir, should be ashamed at how President Obama's policies have been hurting this country, both domestically, and internationally.

Of course, I fully understand that before taking your oath of office, you, and all of your associates had your conscience surgically removed.

Sep 14 09:18

Spy court renews NSA metadata program

With a surveillance reform bill stuck in the Senate, the federal court overseeing spy agencies on Friday reauthorized the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Reauthorization from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) allows the NSA to continue to warrantlessly collect “metadata” in bulk about people’s phone calls. The records contain information about which numbers people called, when and how long they talked, but not the actual content of their conversations.

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“Given that legislation has not yet been enacted, and given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the Section 215 telephony metadata program, the government has sought a 90-day reauthorization of the existing program,” the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement, referring to the section of the Patriot Act that authorizes the program.

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This particularly galls me.

Mike and I are involved in a food distribution charity, co-sponsored by my Church, and the local Catholic Church.

The program does their distributions on Friday, so earlier in the week, I will call the Sister at the Catholic church, asking her if we need to do a bread run to augment the food supplies they have. The answer is, generally, yes.

I know that the NSA is recording our phone call. But can this government do a thing about the problems which are causing the food insecurity issue on Oahu?!?

HELL, NO!!

Sep 14 07:34

Australia contributing 600 troops, up to 10 aircraft to campaign against Islamic State group

Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday.

Abbott said Australia was responding to a formal request from the United States for specific contributions to the international coalition.

President Barack Obama announced the more aggressive military campaign last week. Scores of U.S. airstrikes have been launched at select targets in Iraq, and U.S. planes and drones will be gathering intelligence on targets before launching airstrikes in Syria.

Australia will prepare up to eight F/A18 combat aircraft, an E-7A Wedgetail Early Warning and Control aircraft and a KC-30A Tanker and Transport aircraft to be deployed to the United Arab Emirates, a statement from Abbott's office said.

Sep 13 11:28

Congress Sees New War on ISIS as Ticket Out of Sequestration

“When America has a visible enemy, America usually unites,” noted an upbeat Sen. Bill Nelson (D – FL). And unity in Congress means runaway military spending.

The White House declaration that “we are at war” with ISIS is an extremely welcome sign to Congressional hawks, not just because they’re really into war, but also because it’s a great excuse to ditch sequestration and start hiking spending anew.

“We should have found a way to get rid of sequester long ago,” noted Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D – MI), who expressed hope that the new war “will help a little bit” with that. Sens. John McCain (R – AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC) both declared anything short of a full end to spending caps a “great disservice” to the country, and a threat to the war goals.

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I have to wonder just how many of these warmongers in Congress, in both parties, own extensive shares in the military industrial complex.

We have homeless Vets sleeping in our streets; our public education system is a mess; our prisons are in a mess;and the previous wars in which this country is engaged have left the US morally and fiscally bankrupt.

So what does Congress want to do?!? Create more wars.

And we can see how catastrophically those wars have gone; Iraq is in meltdown; Afghanistan, 13 years on, can not be characterized as a military "win" in any way, shape or form; and Libya?!? Melting down in front of our eyes as I type this.

No one in Congress who supports these wars is worthy of being re-elected in the mid-terms in 2014; not one single person.

It is unfortunate that the US government doesn't have a voting mechanism for "none of the above", which would necessitate another election, until we finally get Congressional Representatives who actually represent We the People; not the huge corporations which fund election cycles.

Sep 13 10:31

Pope Francis warns that ‘piecemeal World War III’ is already here

“War is madness,” said Pope Francis on Saturday, a madness that he is worried the world is slipping collectively back into.

According to the BBC, the Argentinian pontiff was speaking from Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia, where some 100,000 Italian soldiers who perished in World War I are remembered.

He warned that with the proliferation of conflicts large and small around the globe, that humanity has already begun to fight a “piecemeal World War III.”

“Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep,” Francis said. “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”

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Unfortunately, Pope Francis appears to absolutely right on this issue.

Sep 13 10:20

Obama’s ISIS War is Not Only Illegal, it Makes George W. Bush Look Like a Constitutional Scholar

Andrew J. Bacevich, the Boston University political science professor and former Army colonel who lost his son in the Iraq war in 2007, in a recent Reuters article.

I have spent the past several days outlining my deep concerns about the “ISIS crisis” and Obama’s willingness to employ extreme propaganda in order to once again embark on another poorly thought out military campaign here and here. What I have also come to realize is that his latest war plan is brazenly illegal and unconstitutional.

While critics have been questioning the legality of U.S. military campaigns consistently since the end of World War II, one trend has become increasingly clear. With each new President and each new war, we have witnessed those who hold the office act more and more like dictators, and less and less like constitutional executives.

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When Obama orders the first bombing in Syria, it will be an unspeakable act of war against a sovereign nation which has not attacked, or done anything to harm, the United States.

Syria will have its Ambassador to the UN complain, but any discussion of this in the Security Council will be null and void, because the US will veto any resolution to attempt to get the bombing to stop.

This will be be both a violation of US law, and a violation of international law.

What appears to be happening here, is that Obama is playing picador with Syria in order to cause Syria to invoke its mutual defense pact with Iran.

At that point, the US government will scream about Iran and Syria daring to fight back, and attack Iran, which has been, the P5+1 negotiations not withstanding, been the goal all along.

Israel may well coordinate some military activity with the US because it wants to see Tehran burning in flames, and "regime change" happening here.

But the two thousand pound gorilla, snoring on the Steinway here, is Russia. Numerous Russian political and military leaders have stated, over the past several years, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

So ultimately, all these military misadventures are headed toward a war with Russia that the US government and military most likely cannot win, because we do not have the manufacturing, the money, or troop strength to insure a positive outcome.

However, in watching the corporate presstitutes' attempts to "groom" a war weary American people for war, and more war does not seem to be working this time, and DC is beginning to realize that its propaganda is not working.

We the People must speak out peacefully and honestly: let's fix the problems here at home before we have the hubris to tell other countries how to run their lives. No more war; no more funding for war; and no more corporate-funded candidates who do the work their corporate masters demand of them, but conveniently forget their alleged constituents.

Because if this doesn't end soon, we will see the entire world engulfed in a nuclear war which could well obliterate life as we know it.

Sep 11 12:00

Former ICE Informant, Jailed In Missouri, Claims He’s Being Framed

The full extent of the US government’s complicity in those murders, via their informant Lalo and the agency he worked for, ICE, continues to be a mystery cloaked in a cover-up, according to several federal agents familiar with the case. Among them is Sandalio Gonzalez, the DEA supervisor who blew the whistle on the carnage after a DEA agent and his family were targeted for execution by the lords of the House of Death — a cell of the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug organization controlled by Lalo’s boss, Humberto Santillan Tabares.

Sep 11 08:42

Police apologise after leaving plastic explosives at Sydney Airport

Australian Federal Police have apologised after leaving 230 grams of plastic explosive in an unclaimed suitcase at Sydney Airport.

The Newcastle Herald reports the explosive was discovered after the unclaimed bag was given to a woman as a replacement for her damaged bag.

The explosives were left behind after a training exercise on August 14 but discovered on Tuesday after the woman took the unclaimed bag.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Had the explosives actually gone off, no doubt Muslims would have been blamed.

Sep 10 13:47

Washington's ISIS War Drums: Do Stupid Stuff, Do It Now!

s Hillary Clinton was widely quoted as saying recently, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

Maybe others have pointed out that this is a pretty stupid statement, but that’s far from the conventional wisdom. Think about the levels of stupidity here. Only “Great nations?” What, small nations don’t need to get their acts together? And who says the United States is a “great” nation, and in what sense is it great, and isn’t spouting a version of the American exceptionalism cliché just another way of doing stupid stuff? As organizing principles go, “Don’t do stupid stuff” is a great place to start. Then all you need to do is figure out what’s stupid and don’t do it: like not voting for war in Iraq in 2002.

Sep 10 09:50

SALAITA BREAKS THE SILENCE ON HIS SILENCING

Steven Salaita broke his silence today for the first time since administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) fired him from a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program more than a month ago.

Sep 10 08:29

Ridden Hard and Put Away Dead.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Israel's attack on the USA, in conjunction with compromised and corrupt intelligence services. It was a true day of infamy and all of the terrible changes that have made life such a labor and a burden, instead of a joy, have come out of this event. In fact, the event was designed for this very purpose. For some reason, they haven't managed to create their desired police state, or their dream module, an American gulag similar to what they did in Russia when they killed tens of millions of Russian Christians. Then...typical of their relentless disinfo campaign upon those they consider lower life forms, they turned that truth around and into a loathsome charade about saving the poor Russian Jew. Until people wake up they are going to be the perpetual victims of this professional victim industry. I choose not to live in ignorance. I choose to accept the responsibility of knowing, when it is possible to know.

Sep 09 13:18

Woman dies in submerged car in record Arizona rain, widespread floods

Record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of Arizona on Monday, prompting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a state of emergency as floodwaters led to one death, turned portions of a Phoenix interstate into a deep canal and forced the closure of dozens of schools and the House of Representatives.

Sep 09 11:08

American Imperialism and the Rise of Islamic Extremism in Syria and Iraq

While the ostensible target of the expanded war drive in the Middle East is now ISIS, behind the scenes the American ruling class is seeking to utilize the crisis surrounding ISIS to rejuvenate the “war on terror” and prepare action against the Assad government—to finish what it started. Assad has traditionally been a close ally of both Iran and Russia, the latter a target of an escalating war drive set off by the right-wing US and German backed coup in Ukraine.

ISIS is not, as the American government and mainstream media insist, an inexplicable “evil” force or a “cancer.” The success of ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq is very much a product of American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an ongoing fraud, to attempt to sell the American people into endless war in the Middle East.

I, for one, am not buying.

And no matter WHAT the President says in his national address tomorrow, there will be an horrific discrepancy between what he says...and what finally happens on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 09 09:59

New Jersey’s Debt is Downgraded by Fitch as Chris Christie Funnels Pension Money to Private Equity and Hedge Funds

David Sirota must be commended for his incredible work this year exposing the insidious relationship between public pension funds and “alternative asset managers,” namely private equity firms and hedge funds. It is the private equity component that has captured my attention the most due to the industry’s notoriously opaque and seemingly illegal fees.

One example I highlighted earlier this year was: Leaked Documents Show How Blackstone Fleeces Taxpayers via Public Pension Funds. The reason this relationship between public pension money and private equity is so incredibly important is because so many in the private equity world are so incredibly shady. Let’s not forget what SEC official Drew Bowden said back in May:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Whoever did this, and signed off on it, on the part of these companies, should be going to jail, and NOT to a "Club Fed"!! They should be made an example of, and in the worst way.

Of course that will only happen...when pigs fly.

Sep 09 09:54

RADIO DAYS AND ISIS

The movie took me back to my younger years when we were glued to the radio on Sunday nights to listen to The Shadow.

It was meant to be fiction, but it made me realise that those very same forces of evil are at work today …. for real.

Sep 09 09:52

Guess who's coming to dinner? The Coucil on Foreign Relations

President Obama hosted "a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts," the White House announced last night. Among them: Sandy Berger, who was caught stealing and destroying classified documents that related to President Clinton's record on terrorism issues.

"Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was sentenced Thursday to community service and probation and fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them," CNN reported in 2005.

"Berger must perform 100 hours of community service and pay the fine as well as $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation, a district court judge ruled."

Ronald A. Cass, in 2007, noted that Berger took extraordinary steps to cover up his crime:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This little confab makes me extraordinarily nervous about what this Administration has planned to "sell" the American people on the coming war against ISIS.

I, for one, am not buying.

And this constant, verbal, IV "drip" of Obama's assurance that there will be "no US troops in the ground" in Iraq is rather sickening my stomach, rather than having the desired effect, and here is why.

The President, Congress, State Department, and Pentagon should have learned, after the debacle which was the Vietnam War, that you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

And I would like to politely suggest that one of the classic definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome.

So I have to wonder two things: is the alleged "war" against Isis a cover for going back into Iraq, and ultimately Syria?!? The short answer is, absolutely yes.

Are we going to see this alleged "strategy" of "no US boots on the ground" escalate, and fast, to not only having a substantial number of US military boots on the ground but reinstituting a draft?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against those last two scenarios.

Sep 09 09:41

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

Daniel Levy, a Web developer living in the Puna District of Hawaii, lived through a 12-day blackout after a rather vicious hurricane earlier this summer. Many residents in his community were stuck powerless until the local utility company restored the grid, while some subsisted on solar energy. It was after that, Levy said, that he sought a solution and came upon GoTenna.

The gadget -- a small Bluetooth-enabled rod packed to the brim with modern radio innards -- lets you create your own private, secure communication network for sending messages without cell service using your smartphone. Though marketed toward outdoors and emergency situations like hiking and disaster relief, GoTenna is getting a boost from the cryptography community. Levy, whose neighborhood gets little to zero reliable cell service, happens to represent both. He's among the more than 25 percent of GoTenna preorder customers who paid for the product with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this works as advertized, it sounds like a very cool gizmo!!

Sep 09 09:36

Profits Soar As Pentagon Leans on Private Corporations for Special Ops

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?Research reveals that private, for-profit corporations are integrated into some of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. special operations activities worldwide. (Photo: remotcontrolproject.org)

Private military contractors are reaping billions of dollars in profitable rewards from the U.S. government's global network of clandestine counter-terrorism and other overseas operations, according to a new report that examines the high-levels of integration between for-profit corporations and the Pentagon's global military and surveillance apparatus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why do I get the uncomfortable sense that the more the Pentagon reaches out to private corporations to achieve these ends, the less secure these operations actually are?!?

Sep 08 10:41

Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

Sep 08 09:55

‘Property of US Govt’: Islamic State jihadists armed with US military weapons

Islamic State fighters appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia, according to a report published on Monday.

The study by the London-based small-arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research documented weapons seized by Kurdish forces from militants in Iraq and Syria over a 10-day period in July.

The report said the jihadists disposed of “significant quantities” of US-made small arms including M16 assault rifles and included photos showing the markings “Property of US Govt”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial-strength, palm to forehead moment, at intense velocity, upon reading this article.

Welcome to the Obama Administration, where one of the most intense prerequisites to employment is the inability to think ANYTHING through to its logical conclusion!!

Sep 08 09:46

If The Economy Is Recovering, Why Is The Labor Force Participation Rate At A 36 Year Low?

Should we be concerned that the percentage of Americans that are either working or looking for work is the lowest that it has been in 36 years? In August, an all-time record high 92,269,000 Americans 16 years of age and older did not "participate in the labor force". And when you throw in the people that are considered to be "in the labor force" but are not currently employed, that pushes the total of working age Americans that do not have jobs to well over 100 million. Yes, it may be hard to believe, but there are more than 100 million working age Americans that are not employed right now. Needless to say, this is not a sign of a healthy economy, and it is a huge reason why dependence on the government has soared to absolutely unprecedented levels. When people can't take care of themselves, they need someone else to take care of them. If the percentage of people in the labor force continues to decline like it has been, what is that going to mean for the future of our society?

Sep 08 09:30

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Governments? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement.

Why would regulators dangerously jeopardize state and local government budgets in this way? Skeptical observers speculate that the intent is to Detroit-ize municipal governments, so that assets can be stripped as is being done in that imperiled city. The international bankers got away with asset-stripping Greece. Why not make the US itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of private banking interests?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At the risk of sounding like a chipped CD, please have no more money in the bank than you need to handle bills; keep the rest under your personal control.

Find resources from which you can purchase small amounts of gold and silver.

Don't have anything stored in a bank deposit box, because in times of a "financial emergency", the Federal Government now has the right to expropriate whatever they find in those boxes.

Folks, something wicked this way comes, economically; the best you can do is be as prepared for it in the most intelligent way possible.

Sep 08 08:08

Fee Fi Fo Fum More Dead Lizards and then Some

?“Joan Rivers... whiter than the Nile, I'll be passing you in style some day. You've come to a dark twisted end, my turkey vulture friend. Joan Rivers and mehhhhhhhhhhh.”?

Whether it was selling cheap paste jewelry on QVC channel or chanting “Success at any cost! Success at any cost!” She was inflexibly true to her compulsions. She sold a lost of paste and she did get success regardless of the cost. “Can we talk?” Uh... no we can't Joan. See... there is that incredibly ironic thing about the vocal chords. What did Mr. Apocalypse say? “I'm going to be really ingenious, visible and you know just how ingenious that can be. Well... no you don't but never mind.

Sep 07 08:25

Patriot Act’s absurd new spawn: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse

Congress may be preparing to reinforce two horrible FISA Court decisions and an abusive government search with no debate in the coming weeks: a decision to give national security orders unlimited breadth, one making it legal for the government to investigate Americans for activities protected under the First Amendment, and the FBI’s “back door” searches of Americans’ communication content collected under the FISA Amendment Act Section 702 authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress is most likely giving this approval because they know what these governmental agencies have on them!

Remember Chief Justice Robert's "flip-flop" on Obamacare?!? I am still rather curious as to precisely what "inspired" his change of heart!! :-)

And right after, he slipped out of the country for awhile so he couldn't be questioned on his reversal.

Sep 07 08:07

Lap Dancers, the CIA, Pay-offs, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon

The BP executive was explaining to me how the CIA, MI6 and British Petroleum engineered a coup d'état, overthrowing an elected president of a nation who was “not favorable to BP.” The corporation's former Vice-President, Leslie Abrahams, is pictured here, holding an AK-47 in front of BP headquarters in Baku, Azerbaijan. Like most of the other BP executives I spoke with, he proudly added that while he was working for BP, he was also an operative for MI6, British intelligence.
The conversation was far from the weirdest I had in my four-continent investigation of the real story of the Deepwater Horizon.

The BP oilrig blew out on April 20, 2010, four years ago this Sunday.

Sep 06 11:46

IMAGE OF THE DAY …. THE COLOURS THAT LURK BEHIND THE ‘EXTREMISTS’

Sep 06 10:35

Andrew Cuomo: Debates Can Be 'A Disservice To Democracy'

With just four days until New York's gubernatorial primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and his running mate Kathy Hochul have yet to publicly acknowledge their most prominent Democratic challengers, Zephyr Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu -- beyond trying to have Teachout's name removed from the ballot, that is.

“I would like to challenge Kathy Hochul and Andrew Cuomo: say our names,” Wu said Thursday. “They seem to be unable to realize that we even exist.”

Cuomo has declined to participate in a debate with Teachout despite her repeated calls to do so. When asked what it says about his "respect for democracy," the governor claimed such open discussions can actually hinder the democratic process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has Governor Cuomo gone absolutely barking mad, to have made that statement?!?

That kind of remark is something one expects to come out of the mouth of a two bit, tin-pot dictator.

Or is he terrified that, on the issues, perhaps these challengers have some positive, can-do approaches about how to build an environment which will enrich the opportunities for businesses to thrive in this state.

Governor Cuomo, your fear and narcissism are showing; and I can assure you that those are not the kinds of emotions the voters of New York want to see from their candidates right now.

Sep 06 10:12

Up to 2,100 Photos of US Soldiers Abusing Prisoners May Soon Be Released

Would the release of 10-year-old detainee abuse photographs, such as one depicting US soldiers pointing a broom handle at a hooded detainee's rectum, incite terrorist organizations and threaten national security?

That's a question government attorneys will have to answer next week when they explain to a federal court judge why as many as 2,100 unclassified photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqi and Afghan captives should continue to be concealed from the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American taxpaying public deserves the right to know precisely what their money bought, and the governmental culture of evil which supported this torture so that it bloody never, ever is allowed to happen again in the US's military chain of command.

We have known since the time of the Catholic Inquisition, that torture is simply about getting the tortured individual to confess to specific charges, just to get the torture to stop. It is rarely about actionable intelligence.

One of the best interregators in World War II was a guy named Hanns Scharff. As reported at knowledenuts.com:

Scharff was the friendliest interrogator of World War II. Fluent in English, Scharff grilled pilots who were shot down over Germany. Unlike the notorious Barbie, Scharff had a much more positive approach to interrogations. This Luftwaffe officer was a master of mind games. Before he quizzed a prisoner at the Dulag Luft camp, Scharff dug up as much background information on his subjects as possible. Even if he could only find basic info, he fooled prisoners into thinking he already knew all about their objectives. Since he was already aware of their activities, they might as well talk about them, right? Next, Scharff disarmed his prisoners by becoming their best bud. He often took them on trips to the local zoo, and he even let one prisoner take a ride in a German plane. After building a rapport with a POW, Scharff would take him on walks through the Oberursel forest. Together, the Nazi and the Allied pilot would stroll through the pine trees, observing the birds and chatting about America or England. The whole time, Scharff was listening for little slip-ups that would reveal information vital to the German war machine. Prisoners might inadvertently mention something about bomb sights or causally say something about operational plans. They might tell a story about their training or talk about the planes they used to fly. Scharff was such a smooth talker, such a friendly guy, that the prisoners had no idea they were being conned. They were just glad they weren’t being electrocuted. Many of them signed his guestbook before leaving the camp. In fact, after the war, he was invited to many POW reunions because he was such a gentleman.

But the instigators of this cultural climate condoning torture is that unholy trio of Bush, Rusmfeld, and Cheney. Instead of living comfortably, as though they had done nothing wrong by signing off of these practices, they should be cooling their heels at the International Court of Justice in the Hague, charged with war crimes for what they allowed to happen.

Unfortunately, that will not take place until pigs fly,because President Obama is highly complict through his "looking forward, not looking back" stance on this moral nightmare into which the Bush admnistration plunged this nation.

In taking this stand, he demonstrated, clearly and unoquivically, that in terms of having any kind of morality whatsoever, he has none.

So yes, these pictures are necessary for the American public to see what price prisoners of war paid in pain, suffering, and death, in the midieval practice of extracting "confessions" their handlers wanted to hear.

In fact, because the American people believe themselves to be a moral people, they need to have their noses collectively rubbed in the immorality of these practices, and figure out how in heaven's name they elected a government so completely comfortable with inflicting horrific pain on POWS, many of whom were simply at the absolutely wrong place at the absolutely wrong time, or got "sold" into American captivity for a bounty.

This is the reason so many Gitmo prisoners of war, who have never been charged with any crimes, will never, ever be released; their bodies bear witness to the unbelievable physical abuse they have endured...frequently for nothing other than the pleasure derrived by the people who tortured them.

Sep 06 09:46

Housing Bubble 2 Hits Wall: Middle Class Priced out of Market

With home prices rising for three years in much of the country, and soaring at dizzying rates in a number of metro areas, the inevitable is happening: sales stalled. But prices have continued to rise, even as sales have deteriorated further. Something has to give. And it’s not going to be maxed-out American consumers. They’re not going to all suddenly inherit enough money to buy these mid-range homes that have moved beyond reach.

But something else is happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Economically, look for a major correction in the stock market, accompanied by a rash of home foreclosures in the very near future.

Sep 06 09:41

IRS Says It Has Lost Emails From 5 More Employees

The lack of accountability at IRS is staggering. ?This is the same agency that has the power (without oversight obviously) to take your property and assets if it deems you haven't been open and transparent with your personal financials obligations to the state. The AP? reports:?

The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely convenient for this administration!

Of course, given the way they have handled (and mangled) nearly every other aspect of governance, it is completely unsurprising.

Sep 06 08:38

Cocaine Cowgirl: 400 Kilos of Coke Seized at Paris Hilton’s Family Ranch

Paris Hilton’s family ranch was the scene of a major drug bust today as officials seized 400 kilos of cocaine and $1.5 million in cash from a mystery plane operating on a private air strip, housed by the Hilton ranch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think those abusive civil forfeiture laws should apply here! Don't you? :)

Sep 06 08:37

The Wheels of the Bus

This is a new video promoting Scottish Independence, with the vote only 2 weeks away.

Sep 06 08:24

Arab-American activists chased and threatened with beheading in Brooklyn

A drunken man chased two female Arab-American community organisers in Brooklyn, New York, threatening to behead them and throwing a large metal garbage can at them.

Despite two separate 911 calls, the New York police department took more than 45 minutes to respond.

Sep 05 12:08

WOC-Based Boat Witnessed Weekend Plane Crash; Fishermen Watched As F-16 Jets Shadowed Aircraft Until It Crashed

The crew on an Ocean City sportfishing boat was the first on the scene last Saturday when a small private aircraft crashed into the ocean after flying across the Eastern Shore from the Washington D.C. area with an unconscious pilot and an F-16 fighter jet escort.

Shortly after 3 p.m. last Saturday, a private single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed into the Atlantic just over 50 miles due east of Wachapreague, Va. in the Washington Canyon just south of Ocean City.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Odd that we had a similar unconscious pilot crash only a week ago!

Sep 05 11:11

Unresponsive Plane Not Responding To Controllers: Hijacking Underway?

American fighter jets were called on to trail “an unresponsive small aircraft” flying over the Atlantic Ocean, NORAD announced On Friday, Sept. 5.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like they did when Payne Stewart's Lear Jet went off course, but pointedly did NOT do for any of the hijacked aircraft on 9-11!

UPDATE: The aircraft has apparently run out of fuel and crashed in Jamaica.

Sep 05 08:34

Hillary Clinton follows Christie to Mexico in search of Carlos Slim money

Hey, why not? It’s not like borders matter anymore anyway. So what if a foreign national is trying to influence presidential campaigns? Why should we be concerned with that? And it’s not like Slim is giving money directly to Clinton’s campaign anyway. His money has gone to her charity. So it’s all on the up and up.

So that’s Slim, Buffett, and Soros smiling at Clinton. The billionaires do love Hillary.

Billionaire Carlos Slim’s contribution to the Clinton Foundation is paying off.

Hillary Clinton will be on hand Sept. 5 for Slim’s annual event to honor his own charity’s scholarship students. Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady, will become the second potential 2016 presidential candidate to visit Mexico this week, following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who arrived today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To politicians like Clinton, the average voters are completely irrelevant and expendable.

And the big donors know that they will get precisely what they want from another Clinton administration: more wars, from which many of them profit greatly, and more grinding poverty for We the People.

Sep 05 08:31

ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE ASSET BEHEADED BY ISIS

Congratulations USA. You found the perfect pretext to return your troops to the Middle East. Your creation, ISIS, beheaded a second American, Steve Sotloff, and you won't take it anymore. The problem is Satloff was an Israeli intelligence asset. And that muddies an already murky war.

Sep 05 08:23

Nestlé and other companies can be sued for overseas child slave labor, court rules

Nestlé and other counties that sell chocolate from Africa can be sued for using child slave labor, a federal appeals court ruled.

Three former slave laborers sued the food manufacturer, along with Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill, under a 1789 law allowing lawsuits in U.S. courts for violations of international human rights.

A federal judge in Los Angeles previously dismissed the suit, ruling the law did not apply to U.S. corporations allegedly involved in illegal activities abroad.

But the appeals court found they could be sued if their conduct on U.S. soil substantially contributed to human rights violations overseas, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the companies were aware from their own frequent visits and independent studies that they were selling the products of child labor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Companies which knowingly use child labor should be sued out of existence, if possible.

Will I pay more for my cocoa to insure that it is child slavery free?!?

Absolutely!!

Sep 05 07:05

NATO Dead, King Dollar Wrecked

the USDollar is under siege despite its rising exchange rate

a Global Paradigm Shift is underway

the Ukraine War has brought about a heightened urgency

Europe must make a decision to preserve its economy, or to support the USD

the European nations will work to install the Gold Standard, and thus will preserve their economies and industry and jobs

Special Forces professional troops from Germany, France, Netherlands, and England are fighting against NATO forces in Ukraine

easy conclusion: NATO IS DEAD

Sep 05 06:58

Praise Ye the Psychopaths here Below.

Irony alert; Joe Biden says that he will go to the gates of Hell with ISIS. I take it that what that actually means is that they will walk through the gates together, probably along with John McCain and a bunch of others. 550 million bucks they paid this US trained pack of ravening beasts to murder Syrian civilians under orders from Israel... under orders from Israel, whose bankers determine both foreign and domestic policy in the US, who control the judiciary with their Noahide Nazi Nimrods, who teach and control the local police and probably all of the police forces there. Cui bono! Follow the money!!!

Sep 05 06:55

Proposed Helmetta photo limits may be unconstitutional, says NJ ACLU

A push by the borough to limit photography inside public buildings may already be in trouble.

According to ACLU of New Jersey Legal Director Ed Barocas, a draft ordinance being considered by the borough council that would force visitors to municipal buildings to obtain a permit before taking photos or video is “definitely subject to a legal challenge.”

“This is far too broad,” adds Barocas. “The idea that you would have to let the government know and to get approval to spontaneously obtain or disseminate information is a serious intrusion on free speech and freedom of the press.”

Sep 04 15:18

BEAUTY QUEEN DETHRONED FOR REFUSING A BOOB JOB

Beauty pageants are no where near to be the competition for original beauties. The contestants have to go under knife to get it all perfect.

Recently, the latest winner of the Miss Asia Pacific World, held in Seoul, South Korea, has had her title stripped from her for refusing to have a boob job. And if this doesn't put you under a shock, this is the third winner in four years who has lost her crown under unsavoury circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not sure where this obsession with huge breasts comes from. Personally I feel anything more than a mouthful is a waste anyway!

Ladies, you are perfect just the way the universe made you!

Sep 04 14:58

Woman 'found beheaded' in London garden

A WOMAN has been found beheaded in a back garden in north London, according to media reports, but police say the attack is not linked to terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course is not getting the major media coverage that James Foley and Steve Sotloff got!

Sep 04 09:34

Steven Sotloff and Israel

Ynet reports this morning on “the operation to hide Steven Sotloff's Jewish and Israeli background online.”

The articles tells a story of a “worldwide network of friends included over 150 members, speaking 20 different languages, who scanned every post Steven has made on Facebook or Twitter and removed any mentions of his Israeli or Jewish connections.” I can only think of one Jewish organization that could facilitate such an grand scale operation and it isn't JVP.

We also learned yesterday that Sotloff spent 3 years at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. An institute that is linked to the Mossad according to some media sources.

Sep 04 08:39

California's Man-Made Drought

The state's water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a "biological opinion" imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus, a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channelled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good planning!

Sep 03 08:32

Galloway’s assailant pleads ‘not guilty’

Alleged Zionist Neil Masterson, a former BBC manager who reportedly shouted words about what the holocaust while violently beating Galloway as he was posing for pictures in west London, denied the assault charges filed against him when he appeared in court on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And it gets even more interesting. Here is a an image of Masterson, reportedly taken at BBC, with David Cameron standing behind him!

Sep 03 06:50

From Minsk to Wales, Germany is the key

The road to the Minsk summit this past Tuesday began to be paved when German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to ARD public TV after her brief visit to Kiev on Saturday.

Merkel emphasized, “A solution must be found to the Ukraine crisis that does not hurt Russia.”

Sep 03 06:50

Slain U.S. journalist Sotloff also had Israeli citizenship - official

Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, also held Israeli citizenship, Israel said on Wednesday after apparently withholding the information in a bid to stem the risks to the captive.

Sep 03 06:23

A Darkness Blacker than Night. The Horror!!! The Horror!!!

Suddenly it dawned on me. I had been in someone's body. The tunnel had been the esophagus and the columns were the vocal chords. The rows of stones were teeth and the pustulent red circle were lips. I knew from a rush of intuitive force that I had been in the body of Joan Rivers and now I began to make out the features of a horrific gargoyle.

Sep 02 09:16

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars.

“They said they would charge me for distributing literature,” Turner told ThinkProgress when he was released a few hours later. “I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can’t put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they’re detaining you. I said, ‘Show me where it’s illegal to do this.’ But he would not do it. The officer got mad and grabbed me. Then he told me that I was resisting arrest!”

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In this part of the 21st century in this country, that this should even be happening is absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Voting rights are an inalienable part of ALL of this country's citizens should be able to share, in having a say about the political leadership which represents them.

Sep 02 08:46

Nato Plans 'Spearhead' Force To Face Russia

Nato is set to create a high-readiness force and stockpile military equipment in Eastern Europe as a bulwark against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's chief has said.

Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the proposed new force could be comprised of several thousand troops contributed to on a rotating basis by the 28 Nato countries.

Backed by air and naval assets, he said the unit would be a spearhead that could be deployed at very short notice to help Nato members defend themselves against any threat, including from Russia.

Nato leaders are to consider the plans at a summit this week in Wales that is likely to be dominated by how the US-led alliance should respond to the Russian-backed separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine is not a member of Nato, but its UK ambassador told Sky News he backed the move and appealed for Ukraine's allies to step up sanctions and provide military help now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The behaviour on the part of NATO, considering that Ukraine is not a part of NATO at this time, can only be characterized as very odd, in light of the fact that they are hyping the formation of a RRF (rapid reaction force)to come to Ukraine's aid against alleged Russian "aggression", when Russia has not been aggressive against Ukraine in the slightest, and that is what OCSE reports on the border have consistently indicated.

It appears that NATO and the US have decided to curtail Russia's economic growth with a war, and Ukraine is simply the excuse.

But were I Poroshenko, I would hesitate to necessarily hitch my geopolitical/economic/military wagon to NATO and the West.

IF past is prologue, he may want to examine the absolute flustercluck NATO and the US have created in Afghanistan, 13 years on, and wonder - very seriously - if what he has done will ultimately have been the right move for the future of his people.

Please, if you have already not done this, now is the time to take care of yourselves and those you care about. Get storable food, water, extra medications, and figure out how you will defend your home in a way with which you are both comfortable and educated.

Something wicked this way comes, and although I don't want to come across as Mrs. Chicken Little of Hawaii, 2014, preparation right now is critical.

I am very concerned about what I see as the US government marching to war against Russia. And unfortunately, just because an idea is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this government could possibly do right now, is absolutely no guarantee that they won't do it, and most probably before the mid-term elections....if, in fact, they are held, and we do not see a decree of martial law, to crush dissent against it.

Sep 02 08:21

Not just Argentina: Other nations in debt doldrums

Argentina's lengthy debt saga returned to the spotlight last week, with its second default in only 12 years triggering George Soros and other investors to sue Bank of New York Mellon for withholding interest payments.

This came after Argentina refused to comply with a U.S. legal ruling ordering it to repay $1.3 billion to creditors, triggering a selective default. Moody's Investors Service downgraded its outlook for the country's debt to "negative" at the end of July and confirmed its long-term credit rating at "Caa1"—meaning it views Argentine debt as a highly risky investment at the precarious end of the "junk bond" spectrum.

Argentina is, nonetheless, only one of several countries whose shaky finances leave them on the brink of being unable to repay their obligations. Moody's currently rates 10 other countries' debt as equally or even more risky than that of Argentina. These span the globe, from nearby by Venezuela and Ecuador to Pakistan and Greece.

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In the list that is shown, one interesting factor is that the United States, which is at least 18 trillion dollars in debt (that we know of) is not listed as a country with an economy in deep trouble.

Sep 02 07:32

Kansas City, Mo., cop under review after posting fake 'Michael Brown' picture to Facebook: report

Officer Marc Catron allegedly shared an image of an accused murderer that he thought was of slain teen Michael Brown, with the snarky caption, 'I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.' The post reportedly sparked an internal review.

Sep 02 07:25

Jewish Terror In our Midst

The Daily Telegraph reported today that Neil Masterson, who was charged with a religiously aggravated assault on George Galloway, is a Jewish carer and not a ‘Catholic’ as the Jewish media insisted in the last few days.

Former BBC manager Neil Masterson, 39, is alleged to have shouted about the holocaust as Mr Galloway posed for pictures with members of the public in Golborne Road, Notting Hill.

Mr Galloway was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, for treatment on Friday and kept in hospital overnight.

The court heard yesterday that Masterson attacked the MP because he felt that George Galloway was an enemy to Judaism.

Prosecuting, Tom Gill said: "He said he carried out the attack because he felt the victim was enemy of Judaism."

Mr Gill said that Masterson told the police: "I didn't want him to think I'm scared, Galloway is Anti-semitic and I am Jewish."

Sep 02 06:45

Scottish independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.

The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.

The latest YouGov poll found that, excluding ''don't knows'', 53% of those questioned planned to vote No, while 47% would back Yes.

Sep 02 06:28

David Wilcock: "Two of The Most Significant Events in This Secret War.."

Glad Ben caught the epic JP Morgan computer hack, temporarily blamed on Russia, and the revealing statement from Kissinger expressing his regret about the crumbling of the New World Order. These were two of the most significant events in this secret war to have appeared last week.

Both of these show that moves are becoming increasingly high-level and desperate. Everything we are seeing suggests this is all building up to some sort of epic climax.

I encountered some hate comments about the work I have done recently, and the main criticism seems to be “nothing has happened… David and his sources have been thoroughly and totally discredited.”

Patience! Just because it hasn’t happened YET doesn’t mean it WON’T. Look at the evidence. It is becoming increasingly obvious that this secret war is real, and is building up to something big. Only so much can be done before it becomes openly known to everyone.

Sep 02 06:26

Why the silence over the assault on George Galloway?

Last Friday evening a British MP suffered a vicious assault on a London street. George Galloway, a 61-year-old, six-times-elected politician was beaten up for three minutes by a brutal and determined assailant in broad daylight, and was admitted to hospital as a result.

There are grounds for assuming that the motive was political, and the assault occurred due to Galloway’s criticism of Israeli actions in the Middle East. The assailant was reportedly shouting comparing Galloway to Hitler, and shouting about the Holocaust.

There is something very disturbing about the response to this event by the mainstream British political establishment. Mr Galloway has received no public message of sympathy from a single MP from any party – nothing from Speaker Bercow, from the Prime Minister, or from any of the other elected political leader.

Sep 02 06:21

Doing the Backstroke in a Swamp of Neutered Nutrias

I walked out into the early morning today and I saw, metaphorically that... the hawk is on the wing. I could hear, just on the periphery of hearing, the howl of the wolf and I knew that a few months hence the tearing of the wind at your door would be the allegorical claws of that same wolf. Like they say in that 'extremely popular' swords and sorcery, fantasy series, where the author takes some kind of pathological satisfaction in killing off just about all of the main players; “winter is coming” metaphorically AND literally. Winter is coming and so is sticker shock. Food prices are going to rise along with heating costs. Nature is in no mood to cooperate. The governments are owned by the people who own the banks and the people who own the banks are blood sucking vampires. Do not expect them to behave like kitty cats and fluffy puppies. It is in their nature to drink the blood of others. It is what they do. It's like the story of the scorpion and the frog.

Sep 01 09:47

Police State: US Government-Funded Database Created to Track “Subversive Propaganda” Online

The creation of the Truthy database by Indiana University researchers has drawn sharp criticism from free-speech advocates and others concerned over government censorship of political expression.

According to the award abstract accompanying the funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Truthy project aims to demonstrate “why some ideas cause viral explosions while others are quickly forgotten.” In order to answer this and other questions, the resulting database will actively “[collect] and [analyze] massive streams of public microblogging data.”

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MOI, subversive?!?!? :-)

If telling the truth has become "subversive", this country might as well pack it in as the alleged "land of the free and the home of the brave". right now.

Sep 01 09:42

Police State: US Military Plans to Crush Dissident Political Groups, Target Leaders with Sniper Fire

Links tweeted by WikiLeaks this week called attention to the development of crowd control doctrines by the US military, the most recent of which are codified in a US Army Techniques document dated April 2014, titled “Civil Disturbances.” Main concepts elaborated in the document include crowd dynamics, behavior theories, crowd types, and a “Graduated Response Matrix.”

The document points to various dissident political groups as main targets of the Army’s crowd control planning. “Examples of well-organized groups are anarchists, antiglobalization groups, and anti free enterprise groups,” the US Army document states.

The paper further cites demonstrations coordinated by labor groups, specifically citing the 2011 protests at the Wisconsin capitol. “Labor unions played a large role in the 2011 Wisconsin protests that included passing on information and transporting participants,” the document states.

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Always comforting, knowing just what our government has in store for us if we DARE to peacefully express our opinions in a protest against governmental policies, isn't it?!?

Sep 01 09:29

NAVY Nurse Who Refused To Force Feed Guantanamo Inmates Is Facing Court Martial

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay have been protesting their imprisonment and cruel treatment with ongoing hunger strikes for the past several months, and have been attacked and force fed by guards as a result. These actions were condemned by more that 250 doctors from the UK, the US, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Italy and the Netherlands.

One nurse that was responsible for force feeding the prisoners, recently made news by refusing to do so. For a length of time this nurse obeyed the orders that he was given, but eventually began to regret his actions, and became a conscientious objector. A spokesperson for the NAVY would not release the name of the nurse, nor the details of their case. They only revealed that the nurse was sent home early and that he is currently “pending court martial”.

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Anyone who has ever had a doctor recommend NG feeding for a period of time understands that, even when done by the gentlest, and most competent medical professionals, the procedure is still rough on the system.

To have this done as punishment for being on a hunger fast, against inhumane conditions, when one has never been convicted of any wrong doing, is reprehensible, immoral, and brutal, and should never be carried out at all.

Sep 01 08:07

The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.

As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database quietly and quickly, and the consequences can be long and enduring. Through ICREACH, a Google-style search engine created for the intelligence community, the NSA provides data on private communications to 23 government agencies. More than 1,000 analysts had access to that information.

This kind of data sharing, however, isn’t limited to the latest from Edward Snowden’s NSA files. It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, to all the alphabet soup agencies following my posts on WRH, I will make this simple for you: I am a Christian pacifist who abhors all violence, and encourages real international cooperation as the best possible way of resolving and preventing wars.

Got it?!?!?

Aug 31 09:56

Washington’s Top Ten Favorite Terrorists

While the US government still claims it is fighting a “War on Terror”, it is often forgotten that the US government has a friendly relationship with many terrorist groups around the world. This relationship is not merely historical, but current.

The US government often supports terrorists who are fighting against governments which oppose Wall Street and are seeking to developing independently. Many terrorists, who commit all kinds of violent crimes against humanity, are being directly supported by the US government at this time.

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In today's Washington, "our thugs" are tinpot dictators who give not a rat's nether regions for their people, oppress them, and, ultimately, are overthrown by angry citizens who will never trust the US government ever again.

Aug 31 09:47

Monsanto has sued farmers for 16 years, never lost a case

Where is the justice? Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”

The biotech giant hasn’t lost a single case, either. Not one. This includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO seed. For example, a federal court dismissed one of those cases, saying that it couldn’t protect Monsanto against unfair lawsuits should they side in the farmers’ favor.

What about unfair business practices? What about 92% of people saying they want their food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients? What about the right of farmers to grow food from seed that hasn’t been altered to turn it into a DNA freak show?

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One has to wonder just how many congressional representatives Monsanto owns, and how many judges (through sweet stock options)it owns as well.

Aug 31 09:20

Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank.

The technical details or the name of the currency have not been revealed, although the officials stated that it would not be a crypto-currency like Bitcoin.

The new currency is expected to co-exist with the US dollar, the current official money Ecuador uses, and will be channeled for 2.8 million people in the country – 40 per cent of the participants in the economy – who are too poor to afford the usual banking.

Use of the currency will be voluntary, and it will not be used to pay the state employees.

It will be possible to make and get payments via cellphones, Central Bank’s deputy director Gustavo Solorzano told AP.

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"The Ecuadorian government is poised to do WHAT?!?!?

INVADE NOW!!!!" Official Federal Reserve Souse.

Aug 30 09:18

Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy

A New Jersey woman died earlier this week trying to catch a few hours of sleep between jobs, a chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, particularly women, face making ends meet.

Police found Maria Fernandes dead in her car on Monday night, parked in a convenience-store parking lot in Elizabeth, N.J., according to a police press release. Fernandes, 32, was wearing a Dunkin’ Donuts uniform when she was found. A friend and fellow employees told officials she worked as many as four jobs, said Lt. Daniel Saulnier, a spokesman for the Elizabeth police department.

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Did no one at any of her jobs understand how extremely dangerous and difficult her situation was?!? And working 4 jobs, just to survive, when did THAT become corporate America's answer to the "American Dream"?!?

Was there not any family willing to help out?!? Where was just a touch of love and humanity for this woman which could have saved her?!?

I am sure none of the executives of Dunkin' Donuts are losing any sleep over this incident; this woman's death was simply collateral damage, and she was completely expendible; after all, there will be hundreds of others clamoring to get her job, right?!?

Corporations by definition have no morals whatsoever, and are simply obligated to provide profits for shareholders, period, end of discussion.

Aug 30 08:54

Permanent temps: What your life as an ‘elderly migrant’ worker will be like when you can’t retire

Jessica Bruder: Though no one keeps an official tally of how many older Americans are doing this kind of work, their ranks appear to be growing rapidly in the wake of the housing bust and market crashes.

Amazon first hired a handful of migrant full-time RVers in 2008 through a program the company later named “CamperForce.” As of 2014, it had expanded to employ some 2,000 workers, according to a recruiter I met in Quartzsite, Arizona. The American Crystal Sugar Company taps the same labor pool each fall to staff its annual sugar beet harvest, and their recruitment numbers are up, too. This year, they’re hoping to recruit 600 “workampers,” up from 450 the year before.

LP: What’s the gender breakdown among these traveling workers? What kinds of work are men and women doing?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

At a time when people should be enjoying at least some leisure, far too many Americans are working like slaves at rock bottom wages.

What is wrong with this?!?

EVERYTHING.

Aug 29 11:37

Cambridge Mace's Lane Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave

He's a man with many names, and the books he has written have raised the concerns of the Dorchester County Board of Education and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Early last week the school board was alerted that one of its eighth grade language arts teachers at Mace's Lane Middle School had several aliases. Police said that under those names, he wrote two fictional books about the largest school shooting in the country's history set in the future. Now, Patrick McLaw is placed on leave.

Dr. K.S. Voltaer is better known by some in Dorchester County as Patrick McLaw, or even Patrick Beale. Not only was he a teacher at Mace's Lane Middle School in Cambridge, but according to Dorchester Sheriff James Phillips, McLaw is also the author of two books: "The Insurrectionist" and its sequel, "Lillith's Heir."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight: this man was arrested for writing books of fiction that might be construed as criticizing the US government?!?

Involuntarily sent to a mental ward?!?

This man's career in education is now in ruins.

When this is all over, his professional martyrdom at the hands of the Dorchester County Public Scholl District may well propel him to a larger audience for his fiction.

Welcome to Amerika, folks.

Aug 29 10:52

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reposting Claire's video as the US invades Iraq for the third time, Kiev fakes an invasion by Russia, Libya's US puppet rules are driven from office, and a new flood of TV commercials hits the corporate media networks reminding all 18 year-olds that they MUST register for selective service.

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Aug 29 10:19

Poverty Capitalism in 2014 – Introducing Private Probation Companies

As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Sweden, they are emptying their prisons, because the sole focus is rehabilitation, and that approach is working close to perfectly.

But in the US, the prison-industrial complex is about profit, rather than rehabilitation, so the process - and profits - grind on. Talk about the inhumanity!!

Aug 29 10:18

Happy Birthday Mike!

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For ME?!? :)

Aug 29 10:13

Chicago man waving ISIS flag out of vehicle window warns cops car is rigged with bomb: police

A Chicago man trailing an ISIS flag outside his car window is behind bars after leading cops on a chase and then telling officers the vehicle was rigged with explosives and would detonate if searched, police said.

Cops tried to pull over Emad Karakrah, 49, Wednesday morning after a caller noticed a suspicious vehicle around 9:15 a.m. on the city’s south side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Karakrah apparently was proudly waving the black and white flag favored by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists.

The man took off, leading officers through several red lights before a second patrol car corralled the fleeing flag-bearer.

As he was taken into custody, Karakrah warned officers the car contained a bomb and would explode if search by police, the paper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This SO reeks of "false flag", in order to terrorize Americans, that I hardly know where to begin.

And the obvious kicker is that no explosive devices were found when the DHS and FBI inspected it.

Expect more of these "incidents" as a prelude to a real "false flag", to be blamed on the "usual suspects", and that well may be coming soon, to try to ignite the American public into another barking mad war frenzy.

But frankly, I do not believe, that even with another false flag, that the American people can be sold into another war at all. Americans are skeptical, and very war weary having seen flustercluck the US has made of its military interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

They understand, now more than ever, that these military interventions, where our best and bravest young men and women get killed or maimed for life, are all about private profit.

In Iraq, it was about the oil; who got it, and in what nominations it was sold.

In Afghanistan, it is about the oil pipelines, the opium, and the riches of unexploited mineral wealth.

And in Libya, it was to prevent Gaddafi from instituting a gold-backed dinar, which would have absolutely crippled the worthless US dollar, backed by nothing more than the US government's military prowess.

So if it appears that the US government is trying to sell you another war (which they appear to be doing against Syria, Iraq, and Russia), just ask yourselves: who profits?!?!?

Aug 29 10:01

Maine Sec. of State: Real ID “You might as well just repeal the Fourth Amendment”

Maine & Massachusetts residents may not be able to board a plane using their driver’s licenses starting in 2016 if the state does not start complying with the federal Real ID program.

In 2007, Maine became the first state to reject the federal regulations adopted in response to a study on national security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Federal officials wanted to make driver’s licenses more uniform and secure, but opponents said the federal law was too sweeping and intrusive.

Non-compliance, however, has restricted the ability of residents from some states to access some federal buildings, and that is likely to increase.

The Real ID program is intended to make states’ requirements for driver’s licenses and identification cards more uniform and stringent.

The Real ID program is a REAL NIGHTMARE or a spying governments wet dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last year, when Mike and I renewed our license, the State of Hawaii gave us the option of renewing for either 4 or 8 years, and we took the latter option.

I remember us talking about whether the United States, as we had known it, would still exist by the time those licenses expired.

Right now, I would not bet against it not existing, between its military and financial woes.

And right now, another military misadventure may well do this country in for good.

Aug 29 09:54

How The US Militarizes The World’s Police, Not Just Ferguson’s

Since then, the world has watched the streets of Ferguson turn into a battleground, as heavily armed police officers fired tear gas, shot rubber bullets and pointed guns at protesters denouncing Brown’s killing.

“Solidarity with Ferguson,” tweeted Mariam Barghouti from Palestine. “Remember to not touch your face when tear gassed or put water on it. Instead use milk or coke.”

Numerous people — domestic and abroad — have expressed outrage at the militaristic response of local police against protesters, journalists, and people of color.

“Urban Shield plays a leading role in the globalization of repression.”

Since the protests erupted earlier this month, many have called into question the US Defense Department’s 1033 program, which allows surplus military equipment to be transferred to local police departments for counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism operations.

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Ultimately, the only way "security" is created is through meaningful work, at decent wages, coupled with lifetime education, and money which is created as a public utility, not a loan at interest upon its issuance.

Any other way, which consistently favors suppression as a way of snuffing out dissent, is ultimately doomed to failure.

Aug 29 05:37

Fake Russian Tanks in Ukraine?

Michael Rivero - Ebola; a push to increase pharmaceutical profits?

Aug 28 08:33

Heroin’s Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003.

In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of 782 drug overdoses, rising to a level not seen in a decade in both absolute numbers and as a population-adjusted rate, according to preliminary year-end data from the city’s health department.

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Gee, I wonder where all this opium is coming from? :)

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
Between the crosses.
Row on row.

Aug 27 09:44

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is a former defense lawyer who represented several CIA officials in matters relating to the agency’s detention and interrogation program. Now he’s in a key position to determine what parts of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,300-page report will be made public.

Litt’s involvement doesn’t appear to be an ethics issue, at least by the legal definition. But experts say that while it may be acceptable on paper, his involvement in the review should have been a red flag.

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The entire report should be released, completely unredacted, so that Americans know just precisely what was done to these prisoners of war.

Of course, that will happen when pigs fly.

Aug 27 08:55

Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week.

At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that police records showed that East Point officers had discharged their Tasers 13 times to make Gregory Towns, who was handcuffed, get up and walk.

“This is a direct violation of their own rules,” Stewart explained, according to WSB-TV. “You cannot use a Taser to escort or prod a subject.”

“They used their Tasers as a cattle prod on Mr. Towns.”

Stewart said that he pieced together what led up to Towns’ April 11 death using official city records and eyewitness accounts.

“He wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t being abusive. He was saying, ‘I’m tired,’” the attorney pointed out.

Aug 27 08:24

Lockdown in Cardiff: City turned into high security 'prison' with 10 mile 'ring of steel' ahead of Nato conference

Police have erected nine feet high security fencing around Celtic Manor resort in Newport and Cardiff city centre.

150 world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron will meet in South Wales on September 4 and 5.

Kim Howells, former foreign office minister, fears that home grown Islamic State terrorists could be planning to attack.

More than 9,000 officers from across the UK have been drafted in to police event and traffic disruptions are likely.

The total cost for security is not yet known and is expected to be published after the summit by the Government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People of Cardiff, you have my utter and complete sympathy.

I remember when President Obama was here for the APEC conference (the Asian Pacific Economic Conference) and Mike and I were headed down the hill to drop me off at church, so that I could sing with our choir, and the entire bloody cross-street was blocked off with soldiers carrying loaded rifles, and no one could get through.

Ultimately, after we turned around and got back home, I had to call our director, and explain that I was unable to get to church because of all the guys carry rifles, and he was quite understanding.

It felt rather as though the Constitution and Bill of Rights had been suspended on Oahu for that day, and I found myself very, very angry.

Aug 27 08:03

F-15 military jet crashes in Virginia

An F-15 military jet crashed in western Virginia early Wednesday, according to local media reports.

In Deerfield, Virginia, multiple news outlets have reported already that an aircraft crashed shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time in a wooded part of the region around 180 miles west of Washington, DC. By 10:30, the news site had confirmed that a spokesperson for the National Travel Safety Board identified the aircraft as a military jet.

Officials with the August County Sheriff’s Office told a local ABC News affiliate that a loud boom had been heard in the mountainous part of Deerfield at around 9:15 a.m., and that witnesses reported black smoke emerging from the scene. The News Leader also reported that Virginia State Police had been notified roughly at the same time of a plane crash, and that the debris was likely that of an F-15 jet.

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Aug 26 15:20

Louis Freeh, Ex-Head of F.B.I., Hurt in Vermont Car Crash

Louis J. Freeh, the director of the F.B.I. from 1993 to 2001, was hospitalized on Monday after sustaining significant injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont, according to law enforcement officials.

Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery, the officials said.

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Louis Freeh was sworn in as Director of the FBI on the very same day tat Vincent Foster was murdered. Delayed Arkanacide?

Aug 26 10:02

Family Thinks Otterbein Assault May Have Been Hate Crime

Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area.

Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the attacks.

Three attacks in less than a week in Federal Hill. We have a first look at the injuries from the most recent attack—and why the victim’s family thinks this might have been a hate crime.

It will take plastic surgery to properly fix the injury suffered by the 25-year-old victim, who asked not to be identified by name. It happened Thursday night when three African-American teenagers attacked him, throwing a rock at his face as he walked down Montgomery Street after leaving his lifeguard job at the nearby Otterbein Swim Club. Police say one of the suspects, 19-year-old Sidney Joyner, tried to stab him with a pocket knife; the victim dodged the blade.

Aug 26 08:25

Top general: Islamic State extremists will ‘soon’ pose a threat to the United States

The US military’s top general believes Islamic State extremists will “soon” pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it, his spokesman said Monday.

US commanders are preparing possible “options” to counter IS jihadists both in Iraq as well as Syria, according to General Martin Dempsey’s spokesman, Colonel Ed Thomas.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel adopted a more strident tone last week at a Pentagon news conference, suggesting the IS militants presented a dire threat that surpassed the danger posed by the Al-Qaeda network.

But Pentagon officials insisted Hagel and Dempsey shared the same views on the IS.

Dempsey “believes that ISIS (Islamic State) is a regional threat that will soon become a threat to the United States and Europe,” Thomas said in a statement.

“He (Dempsey) believes that ISIS must be pressured both in Iraq and in Syria,” he added.

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A memo to Defense Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey: could you possibly telegraph anymore loudly that some elements in this country are gearing up for another false flag, upon which to justify yet more war against....whoever the next target is supposed to be, to prevent the collapse of the US dollar?

Gentlemen, I would strongly suggest to you that IF there is another false flag in this country, skeptical, war-weary Americans will have no stomach for it whatsoever.

Iraq has cratered; Afghanistan is cratering, and Libya has cratered, not to mention other military interventions we're not supposed to know about (like the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.)

And if such an even happens, it will demonstrate, incontrovertibly, that everything this country's military and security agencies have done to prevent it have been absolutely, thoroughly, useless and irrelevant!!

And that, gentlemen,is when the American people will wake up, and get angry.

Aug 25 12:09

Could James Foley have been murdered by ISIS a YEAR ago? New claims from Assad regime over footage of beheading

Murdered American journalist James Foley was killed a year ago after first being sold by the US-backed Free Syrian Army to his killers, it was claimed today.

Bouthaina Shabaan, President Bashar al-Assad's official spokesman, said that the Islamic State was an ‘extension’ of the Free Syrian Army, the rebel group which led the uprising against the [Syrian government] three years ago.

She said the United Nations had 'information' that the photojournalist was beheaded last year.

She added: ‘Isis [now Islamic State] is only an extension of what was happening right from the first day in Syria.

Aug 25 09:59

WHAT IF THERE IS A 'BANG' INSIDE THE UNITED STATES?

Most people, myself included, are of the opinion that such an event will be another fake terror attack, like 9-11, to be blamed on the target of the pending invasion but actually carried out by the US and Israel. According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans hold that view of 9-11 itself. After the lie about stolen incubators that tricked us into the first invasion of Iraq and the lie Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked us into the second invasion of Iraq, prudence demands we expect more of the same from our "leaders."

But for the hard core true believers, the men and women so scared of the US Government that they will not even allow the merest hint of doubt or question to enter their minds, lest their souls be eternally damned, the ones so wrapped in the flag that all the blood to their brains has been cut off, I will tell you what another big "bang" inside the US is likely to mean to them.

A big "bang" means the Department of Homeland Security is a total failure.

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Aug 25 09:25

Mom, kids pulled from car at gunpoint

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The fact that it was cops who shot the toddler is downplayed

Aug 24 09:04

IN PHOTOS ~~ MARCH FOR JUSTICE IN STATEN ISLAND

Thousands marched in Staten Island today. They were protesting police brutality and abuse. They were demanding justice for the victims of that abuse. Eric Garner was placed in an illegal choke hold by a NYPD office several weeks ago. His crime? Selling illegal cigarettes. Despite his protestations and his repeated plea of “I can’t breathe,” despite the fact that he was already subdued, despite the fact that he was surround by cops, the officer continued to choke Mr. Garner. The result? Eric Garner died on the sidewalk, a victim, like so many others, of out-of-control police brutality. These police crimes are then followed by a disturbing lack of transparency and a failure of the justice system to indict, try and convict. Victims are invariably people of color.

Aug 24 07:11

Ferguson Killing - Real Death, or Staged Agitation Propaganda

Aug 23 12:44

FERGUSON AND GAZA … THE CONNECTION ~~ IN PHOTOS

Late Wednesday afternoon many thou sands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a strong show of solidarity with Gaza and with Ferguson, Missouri where the police appear to be at war with the residents of that city. The people of Gaza have reached out to the people of Ferguson pointing out that they both may be afflicted by teargas manufactured by the same American company. At about 6:30 the marchers began across the bridge starting at the Brooklyn side. There was a sea of Palestinian flags for as far as the eye could see and shouts of “Free, Free Palestine”. The marchers were of every age, race, and ethnicity and many carried signs declaring their solidarity with Palestine and saying that the U.S. government did not speak for them in supporting what Israel was doing by sending money and arms to Israel. Their chant was, “Not another nickle, not another dime.

Aug 23 10:46

Court Rules: Companies Can Legally Lie To Workers

A recent decision from the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that at-will employees can’t sue their employer for fraud over the loss of their jobs. In his opinion, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht held that “while an employee can sue an employer for fraud in some situations… [a] claim cannot be based on illusory promises of continued at-will employment.”

In 2002 E.I. du Pont de Nemours announced plans to turn some of its operations into a separate subsidiary. Most of the affected employees were under a union agreement that gave them the right to transfer within DuPont if they preferred, a decision which would have cost the company an enormous amount of money to retrain the transfers and hire their replacements.

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I wonder just what the quid pro quo was for the Texas Supreme Court to reach this decision,and how many of its members owned stock in either of these companies or in both companies.

Aug 23 10:38

Pentagon Funds New Program To Track And Kill Activists

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is funding a multimillion dollar university research program to develop new data mining and analysis tools for the U.S. military intelligence community to track political radicalism among British Muslims and other activist groups around the world.

Leading intelligence experts including former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake – the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden – confirm that the tools are designed to enhance the intelligence community’s capabilities to identify potential terrorism suspects that could face a range of sanctions, from surveillance to no-fly injunctions to, at worst, being targeted for extrajudicial

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As a Christian Pacifist who never condones the use of violence, EVER, but can be extremely logical, I have to wonder just how soon I will be on such a list (or if I already am)?!?

Aug 22 16:53

The Truth IS anti-Semitic

Aug 22 06:53

The Libertarian Moment in Ferguson

Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask, “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Among the evidence that America is becoming more socially tolerant, fiscally responsible, and interested in shaking things up: rapid increases in the acceptance of gay marriage, pot legalization, and other forms of self-expression; wariness toward our bipartisan interventionist foreign policy; widespread outrage at governmental invasions of privacy; continued antipathy toward Obamacare and declining approval ratings of Congress; and a general lack of belief that spending more money is going to fix the country anytime soon.

Aug 21 14:04

Video of deadly St Louis police shooting raises questions (GRAPHIC)


In the newly released video, Powell can be seen walking in the direction of and yelling at the two responding officers, telling them to shoot him. However, his hands look to be at his side while this is happening, and he also appears to be further than three or four feet from police when they decide to shoot him.

Aug 21 08:33

Florida Couple Wins Fight For Front Yard Vegetable Garden!

In this video Luke Rudkowksi of WeAreChange speaks with Jason and Jennifer Helvenston, gardeners who were targeted by the state. Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property?

The U.S. and Florida constitutions protect property rights from arbitrary invasions. After taking the fight to the government and winning the city has withdrawn their demands to tear up a beautiful garden. These peaceful vegetable farmers are sharing their knowledge with others, for more information visit patriot-gardens.com

Aug 21 08:32

Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history

"The nation was in shock. This does not happen in our country," said Thora Arnorsdottir, news editor at RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

She was referring to a 59-year old man who was shot by police on Monday. The man, who started shooting at police when they entered his building, had a history of mental illness.

It's the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don't even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent.

Aug 21 07:46

Prosecutor Stalls for Time in Michael Brown Case

grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence in the police shooting of Michael Brown on Wednesday, the 20th. However, local reports are that the decision on whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson is "complicated" and may take "several weeks".

Ferguson residents agree that the failure to arrest Wilson is the main reason for the civil unrest in their town, now in its eleventh day.

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The people of Ferguson are being set up. Officer Wilson will not be charged as they have found enough witnesses to state that Michael Brown charged the officer and the officer reacted in self-defense. At that point the agents provocateurs will try to kick up riots not just in Ferguson but across the US, giving the Federal Government an excuse for martial law and a crack down.

Please do not be a fool. Do not do what the government hopes and has prepared for you to do. The only way this government can perpetuate itself any longer is to become a true dictatorship. Don;t give them the excuse. Only a fool fights the war the other side is already prepared to win!

Aug 21 07:08

Liberal activists set up voter registration booth where Michael Brown was killed

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and liberal organizers are coordinating efforts to register voters in Ferguson, Missouri, setting up voting booths in the area as rioting and protests continue in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death.

Mr. Jackson met Monday with St. Louis clergy to plan a formal voter registration drive, The Daily Caller reported.

“Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom,” he told potential voters during a stop at a McDonald’s.

Aug 21 07:05

Weapons fired in Ferguson come from compan