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Aug 16 10:31

Siri "Butt Dial" Saves Murfreesboro Man's Life After Truck Falls on Him

iPhone users know "Siri" can do plenty of things at the touch of a button. Add saving a life to the list.

18-year-old Sam Ray was working under his truck on July 2nd when the jack gave way, sending the nearly 5,000 pound truck crashing down on top on him. With his arms trapped, Ray yelled for help, but nobody was able to hear him.

That's when he heard the familiar Siri activation coming from his phone that was in his back pocket. Realizing it was a chance for help, the man was able to "push up on his hip" to activate Siri and requested a 911 call. He finally heard dispatchers on the line and received the help he needed.

Aug 16 10:24

Fragments of Indonesian plane that went missing on Sunday found 25 km off its destination

Indonesian rescuers have spotted fragments of a passenger plane that went missing earlier on Sunday, Detik.com quoted a spokesman for Indonesia’s transport ministry.
According to preliminary data, the plane rammed a mountain some 25 kilometers off the city of Oskibil, where it was heading from Jayapura, Papua province.
Radio contact with a Trigana Air Service ATR-42-300 plane was lost on Sunday 30 minutes after the takeoff. According to preliminary information, there were 49 passengers, including five children, and five crew members onboard the plane.
Sectoral sources said the plane had been operated for about 30 years. Trigana Air Service was set up in 1991. It is headquartered in Jakarta. Its fleet consists of 15 passenger planes, including seven ATR 42-300, three ATR 72-200 and four Boeing 737-400, and several cargo planes. The company make only domestic flights.

Aug 16 10:12

TOP EXECUTIVE AT HILLARY'S SERVER COMPANY WAS SUED FOR 'FRAUD' AFTER 'RECEIVING PROCEEDS' FROM $500M PONZI SCHEME RUN BY BACKSTREET BOYS IMPRESARIO

A top executive at the Internet company hired by Hillary Clinton to manage her private email server is an alleged fraudster who was an executive for one of the most notorious Ponzi fraudsters in recent history.

David DeCamillis is said to have been paid $1.5 million as a director of a company run by Lou Pearlman, the disgraced music impresario who discovered The Backstreet Boys and NSync.

DeCamillis was accused of 14 counts of fraud and one count of unjust enrichment when Pearlman’s business was exposed as a $500 million scam.

DeCamillis then got a job at Denver, Colorado, based Platte River Networks as their vice president of sales and marketing whilst Pearlman began serving a 25 year jail term.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy was obviously more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

And that brings to mind two questions; how could Hillary, or her staff, NOT have done the "due diligence" to recognise how crooked this guy was, or did they know, and feel he would be "perfect" as the manager for Hillary's email accounts?!?

Either way, having to ask these questions of a woman running for President is troubling, indeed.

Aug 16 10:08

Pistol-whipped cop didn’t shoot black suspect, didn’t want to be labeled murderer

The Alabama cop who was attacked with his own service weapon last week hesitated to shoot the suspect because he feared losing his job.

The unnamed officer apparently feared being labelled the next Darren Wilson (the Ferguson cop who shot dead Michael Brown), said Heath Boackle, a sergeant with the Birmingham Police Department and president of the city's Fraternal Order of Police.

Aug 16 10:08

AT&T helped the National Security Agency spy on the Internet on a vast scale

The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

Aug 16 10:02

Margaret Sanger; A New Appraisal...

Margaret Sanger was a prominent proponent of eugenics and forced sterilization. Stefan Kuhl writes:

Aug 16 10:00

Adolph Hitler's Connection to Planned Parenthood Explained

Aug 16 09:25

“Homegrown Terrorists”: New US Draconian Laws Usher in the New World Order

snip: Clearly mounting evidence blatantly exists in recent years that demonstrate a totalitarian police state power in America. The systematic militarization of police state USA has used terror to recklessly and maliciously abuse its own citizenry, particularly those of color in cities across this nation. The soaring rate of militarized police deploying lethal force to willfully murder unarmed Americans, calculatingly cause growing racial tensions and civil unrest with near complete impunity reflects the growing contempt that agents of US government increasingly harbor against the very citizens they took oaths swearing to protect and serve. This police state phenomenon has unfolded in parallel process with elected government leaders who treasonously plot and destroy America despite taking oaths to both uphold and protect the Constitution and the nation from both foreign and domestic enemies.

Aug 16 09:06

The “New Thirty Years War” in the Middle East – A Western Policy of Chaos?

By Steven MacMillan

The Middle East has been in a state of chaos for years now, with each passing year bringing a new wave of instability, carnage and human suffering to the people of the region. From Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya to Syria, Western foreign policy has directly caused or exacerbated much of the chaos we see in the region today and has contributed to a growing trend of instability.

A pertinent question of our time, however, is whether this instability and destabilization is a result of inept strategy by Western nations, or a calculated strategy by the West to intentionally create chaos, balkanize nations and increase sectarian tensions in the region?...

Aug 16 07:52

Thousands Demand Netanyahu’s Arrest for War Crimes

Snip: Deir Yassin and dozens of other massacres removed Palestinians for Jews. Israeli “War of Independence” forces committed massive ethnic cleansing and genocidal slaughter. Palestinians commemorate the Nakba. Words can't explain the horror.

Israel’s entire history is blood-drenched - responsible for virtually every kind of criminal atrocity imaginable. Netanyahu is the latest in a long line of rogue leaders, the worst of the bunch - fascist, racist, exceeding Sharonian evil.

[...]

Sign the petition if you’re a UK citizen or resident. (Others aren’t eligible). Demand Netanyahu’s arrest, detention and prosecution. Repeat the process for Obama, Bush and top officials in their administrations.

Aug 16 06:40

The Buried Canadian State Connection to ISIS

Brandon Martinez of Non-Aligned Media revisits a March 2015 scandal which exposed the direct connection between the pro-Zionist Harper regime in Ottawa and ISIS, and how the mainstream media refused to follow up on it.

Aug 16 06:08

UK Labour Party leadership contest: Could Corbyn save the good ship Britannia from the wrecking crew?

The comedians of the British political 'establishment' are out in force desperately trying to block Jeremy Corbyn, who is streaking ahead in the Labour Party leadership race and leaving his rivals spluttering in total disarray.

Aug 16 03:38

Microsoft Stands Accused

Microsoft stands accused of deleting Windows 10 Insider feedback it doesn't like

Aug 16 00:38

(*Israel) Cabinet expected to okay natural gas deal Sunday

Agreement reached late last week between government and US-Israel consortium will bring in hundreds of billions of shekels into coffers, Netanyahu claims

Israel’s government is expected Sunday to give the go-ahead to a controversial gas deal that backers say will bring in hundreds of billions of shekels from developing offshore fields, but detractors claim will lead to the Israeli public being fleeced.

Aug 15 19:35

The Business of Biotech: Engineering the Genome for Fun and Profit

snip: If all of this sounds like a lot of work, it is. If it sounds like the switch to 100% non-GMO foods will be a gradual process of weaning yourself off of certain products and sourcing appropriate alternatives, it will. If it sounds like there’s no one to blame at the end of the day for not starting to take these steps, there isn’t. In the end, we can’t directly determine what’s happening in our neighbor’s house (let alone what’s happening in other countries or other continents), but the buck stops where it has always stopped: at our own kitchen table.

We still have the freedom to choose (for the most part) what we put in our mouth and what we don’t. And unless we start taking that freedom seriously as the responsibility that it is, there will be no end to the GMO agenda.

Aug 15 19:16

Nearly 4,000 prisoners are currently battling wildfires across California making up about 40% of the nearly 10,000 firefighters deployed across the state. Participants make $2 per day in the program and $2 an hour when they’re on a fire line.

The prisoners are trained to clear brush that can potentially trigger a fire and also battle the flames when a blaze does occur and are led by a fire captain. The teams work in shifts of 24 hours, followed by a 24-hour break. Escape attempts are uncommon although there are no guards out on the front lines.

Aug 15 19:15

Legal scholars warn against 10 year prison for online pirates - The proposed extension is disproportionate, ineffective and puts casual file-sharers at risk of long jail sentences, they argue.

The UK Government plans to increase the maximum prison sentence for online copyright infringement to ten years.
The current maximum of two years is not enough to deter infringers, lawmakers argue.
The new proposal follows a suggestion put forward in a study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) earlier this year.

Aug 15 14:39

Donald Trump: the man and his followers

Lawrence Davidson explains how Donald Trump’s speech making abilities, willingness to play fast and loose with the facts and affinity for the crowd has struck a chord with America’s permanently disaffected citizens.

Aug 15 14:33

Planned Parenthood - But it's LEGAL!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Following my video "A Quick Question" I received a lot of hate emails bemoaning the fact that my mother had not aborted me, threatening to remove my manly apparatus as a threat to humanity, and chastising me for criticizing Planned Parenthood with the excuse that everything Planned Parenthood is doing is 100% legal. That last point is in some doubt. It does appear that in altering the method of abortion to obtain more salable material, and in failing to provide care for babies that survived the abortion procedure, Planned Parenthood is in fact in violation of Federal law.

That being said, I pondered the validity of allowing law to supersede our own moral sense. History has shown that nations which try to legislate moral issues destabilize themselves.

In the end, this video is my reply to those who defend the actions of Planned Parenthood solely on the excuse that it is, at least superficially, legal.

Aug 15 13:54

Could Jeremy Corbyn save Britain from the wrecking crew?

Stuart Littlewood shows why every utterance of yesteryear’s losers – Tony Blair, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Alastair Campbell – will ensure Jeremy Corbyn heads for a landslide in the Labour Party leadership elections.

Aug 15 13:31

Flights Grounded Along U.S. East Coast

Aug 15 11:56

The naked truth about Germany: Clothing is optional

It’s summer in Germany, which means nakedness abounds. In the cities, in the countryside, at lakes and beaches, in city parks, even sometimes in restaurants and certainly in yards where yard work needs doing, Germans who’ve shed their clothes are visible to all. Indoor public pools have “naked days.” There are naked mountain hiking trails. In the winter, some places offer naked sledding.

Aug 15 11:44

An Open Letter to: Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Loretta Lynch

The reason stamped on Habib's "deportation" order was that he was denied entry based on "prevention of illegal immigration considerations". When the Israeli border control agent told George that, as a Palestinian, he could not enter Israel, he attempted to engage the agent saying, "I'm not coming through as a Palestinian. I'm coming as an American citizen". To which the agent replied "No, no, you belong with the Palestinian people. This is our Israel, this is for the Jews. No Palestinian should come to Israel. You should have gone through the Allenby Bridge".
Note: American Jews should be enraged about this....are they?

Aug 15 11:34

The Buried Canadian State Connection to ISIS

Brandon Martinez of Non-Aligned Media revisits a March 2015 scandal which exposed the direct connection between the pro-Zionist Harper regime in Ottawa and ISIS, and how the mainstream media refused to follow up on it.

He shines the spotlight on a curious incident which happened in Turkey and Canadian Government & Intelligence collaboration with ISIS.

Aug 15 10:47

‘Deal or war’: Is doomed dollar really behind Obama’s Iran warning?

This is not just about Iran. It is about other major world economies moving away from holding the US dollar as a means of doing business.

In his drastic prediction of war, one might assume that Obama is referring to Israel launching a preemptive military strike on Iran with the backing of US Republicans. Or that he is insinuating that Iran will walk from self-imposed restraints on its nuclear program to build a bomb, thus triggering a war.

But what could really be behind Obama’s dire warning of “deal or war” is another scenario – the collapse of the US dollar, and with that the implosion of the US economy.

That scenario was hinted at this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Speaking in New York on August 11, Kerry made the candid admission that failure to seal the nuclear deal could result in the US dollar losing its status as the top international reserve currency.

Aug 15 10:30

South Korea's president pardons 6,500 criminals including CEOs convicted of embezzlement because of their "contributions to the national economy"

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye on Thursday pardoned a tycoon convicted of embezzlement who heads the country’s third-largest business group.
The justice ministry said in a statement that SK Group’s Chey Tae-won will be among some 6,500 people to be released from prison before the 70th anniversary Saturday of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation.

Aug 15 10:07

People caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club have a big win in the Australian court, they only need to pay the cost of the movie plus a couple of dollars.

More than 4700 customers of internet providers who illegally downloaded the Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club have won a reprieve in the Federal Court of Australia.
This means instead of being fined up to $9500 for making an illegal download customers will probably pay only the retail price of the film plus costs. This is likely to amount to less than the cost of a speeding ticket or late video fine.

Aug 15 10:07

Police decline to release video of shooting of unarmed teen during marijuana bust. Police allegedly planted evidence and high-fived the dead victim.

State Law Enforcement Division agents Friday denied a formal request by The Post and Courier to release videos from a controversial police shooting in Seneca that spawned a federal civil rights probe.

Aug 15 10:05

Unusually Slow Mail Delivery Hits US

Aug 15 10:01

Miami Police Union Smears Woman Who Posted Video of Cops Beating Man

After video surfaced last night of a Miami police officer beating a man in handcuffs, the Miami Order of the Fraternal Police trying to smear the woman who originally posted the video on her Facebook page. Union President Javier Ortiz blasted out a press release picking images from Smith's Facebook page despite the fact that Smith herself isn't accused of a crime.

Aug 15 10:00

Amazon employee on relentless working conditions - “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.”

On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working.
They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled. When they “hit the wall” from the unrelenting pace, there is only one solution: “Climb the wall,” others reported. To be the best Amazonians they can be, they should be guided by the leadership principles, 14 rules inscribed on handy laminated cards. When quizzed days later, those with perfect scores earn a virtual award proclaiming, “I’m Peculiar” — the company’s proud phrase for overturning workplace conventions.

Aug 15 09:28

The US Air Force is sending 12 A-10 Warthogs to eastern Europe to deter Russian aggressionRead more: http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-sending-planes-to-east-europe-2015-8#ixzz3ityOETdS

The Air Force didn’t help its long-standing argument that the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet should be retired when the service announced this week it would deploy more of the aircraft to Europe this fall.

The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia announced it will send 12 attack planes and crews to Central and Eastern European to bolster NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve,” an ongoing show of military might meant to deter Russian aggression in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression"?!?!? Can someone, please, show me some incontrovertible facts, proving that this has happened?!?

This demonizing of Russia appears to be a prelude to a hot war against it by NATO and the US. This is simply pre-positioning of equipment toward that end.

Aug 15 09:22

Police Threaten Journalists, Targeted, Abused and Arrested in Ferguson for “Doing Their Job”

They demand no media reports on everything they want suppressed. Since Ferguson protests erupted on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder by killer cop Darren Wilson, journalists again were targeted.

This week alone, three were arrested and charged with interfering with on-duty police officers. What’s happening reflects war on responsible journalism – criminalizing reporters for doing their job.

On Tuesday, Canadian TV (CTV) Los Angeles Bureau Chief Tom Walters was charged with interfering with police nearly a year after he was arrested covering Ferguson protests last August.

At the time, he was pinned to the ground and handcuffed – then detained after asking Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson a question. Video recorded his arrest. He was then released uncharged after over eight hours in detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whorespondents on the alleged "TV news" are failing to mention this outrage against reporters in Ferguson; they are not mentioning that Ukraine is shelling Donbass with white phosphorus weapons, provided by the US government; and they are not mentioning the horrific conditions in Gaza and the West Bank under which Palestinians are suffering.

These people do not want to give you the information you need to make informed, rational decisions; they want to keep you beholden to the lies that the government is truthful, and will only do things "for the good of the nation".

And the point of realization that you have been lied to , all these years, will make you realize that there is a very severe "disconnect" between what you are told, and are supposed to believe, by these outlets, and what the truth and reality on the ground is, around the world.

Aug 15 08:54

46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode. It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic collapse” is not happening. From their air-conditioned homes in their cushy suburban neighborhoods they mock the idea that the U.S. economy is crumbling. But if they would just go down and visit the local food banks in their areas, they would see how much people are hurting. According to Feeding America spokesman Ross Fraser, 46 million Americans got food from a food bank at least one time during 2014. Because the demand has become so overwhelming, some food banks are cutting back on the number of days they operate and the amount of food that is given to each family. As you will see below, many impoverished Americans are lining up at food banks as early as 6:30 in the morning just so that they can be sure to get something before the food runs out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the faces of these kids; are they and their families "enjoying recovery", or have the parents awakened one morning to find out that their jobs have been offshored/outsourced to the cheapest source of global labor?!?

Aug 15 08:28

Pentagon Seeks More Funds for ‘Sustained’ War With Russia

In the eternal quest to drive up the already preposterous level of US military spending, Pentagon officials are talking up the notion of Russia as an “existential threat” to the United States, and running tabletop war games which they say show the US military isn’t as “ready as we want to be” for a sustained ground war in Russia.

That the US and Russia each have enough nuclear weapons to annihilate most life on the planet has long made the war-gaming for a long US-Russia war ultimately pointless: no one would survive long enough to enjoy the “win” anyhow. That hasn’t stopped the Pentagon from envisioning protracted campaigns on Russian soil with conventional weaponry.

The conclusion: most Pentagon officials figure the US would almost certainly defeat Russia in this drawn-out war, but after drawn-out wars in Iraq and Afghanistan it is “not a sure bet.” That’s a problem looking for a solution, and at the Pentagon, the solution is always only a few hundred billion dollars away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Pentagon is ramping up for war without end, at a point where homelessness and malnutrition, particularly for American kids, has soared, and where US infrastructure is crumbling.

The American people have become all but irrelevant and completely useless to those in Congress and the military.

And just because the US outspends Russia on weaponry is absolutely no guarantee that it will work as well, or better, than Russian military equipment. In fact, cost many times, is very high for US weapons, and the weapons do not work at all as advertised.

Aug 15 08:15

While The UK Panicked Over Calais Migrants, Hundreds Of Others Died At Sea

While Britain has been in uproar over hundreds of migrants trying to storm the Channel Tunnel and enter the U.K. in recent weeks, a much larger and more deadly crisis has been taking place on another European shore.

Around 3,000 people, mostly from countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reside in a squalid camp in France's Calais known as the Jungle, waiting for a chance to reach Britain. The long-ignored crisis escalated last month as ever larger groups of migrants used the cover of night to try to climb through fences and push back police in an attempt to sneak into the EuroTunnel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and its minions have been waging war, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly, against so many countries in the Middle East, South and Central America, Africa, and Asia, that it is a wonder we don't have more externally displaced people who can never go home again.

But where is the compassion for these people, translated into just, humane policies with which to alleviate their distress?!?

That, in the bluster of France and Britain against them, is nowhere to be found.

Aug 15 08:08

Barber Gives Free Cuts To Kids Who Read Aloud In His Chair, And It’s Shear Genius

An Iowa barber has developed a creative way to get kids reading.

Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, offered free haircuts to kids who read out loud to him during an appointment on Saturday, USA Today reported. The initiative was part of a back to school event, and Holmes hopes the storytelling will help young students strengthen their reading skills.

"The kids would come in, and I would say, 'Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together,'" Holmes told the news outlet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With so much going so badly around the world, it is nice, for at least a moment, to focus on someone who is doing a great thing for kids.

Bravo, Mr. Holmes: well done!!

Aug 15 07:50

Did The Rod Of God Weapon Hit Tianjin?

Aug 15 07:49

Acoustic Cannon Sales to Police Surge After Black Lives Matter Protests

During a company conference call with financial analysts last week, Tom Brown, the chief executive of LRAD, a military contractor, informed investors that sales were rolling in, not just from Chinese government agencies and the U.S. Navy, but also from American law enforcement.

LRAD manufactures an acoustic cannon that can be used either as a mounted loudspeaker or as a weapon to fire deafening noises at crowds of people.

Over the last year, following a wave of protests over officer-involved killings of black Americans, LRAD has seen an uptick in inquiries from police departments around the country.

Brown told financial analysts in a May conference call about the “renewed interest” from police departments. “A lot of grant money starts to flow to law enforcement, and we’re getting a lot of inquiries” following protests, he said. One inquiry he mentioned came from the Maryland Sheriff’s Department following the protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight; instead of actually addressing the out of control policing which has lead to assassinations of African American members of the community, and addressing the economic policies which have caused utter despair in many of those communities. police departments are, instead, buying more destructive equipment with which to bully and intimidate those communities?!?

This is so wrong, on so many levels, I hardly know where to start.

Aug 14 20:01

12-minute video: US military do War Crimes for .01% liars, Orwellian opposite of Oath to US Constitution

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Mark Passio’s 12-minute video by 1stageofawareness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIfcDGIvTSk&feature=youtu.be

The time is coming for one of two futures:

Critical mass recognize Emperor’s New Clothes facts of .01% crimes centering in war, debt that we use for money, and lies. As in the story, recognition ends the tragic-comedy. Our real-world story will end in lawful arrests for these obvious crimes.
The Orwellian crimes continue to escalate from current ~100 crucial areas, continuing to reduce all Earth’s inhabitants to work animals of the .01% requiring “culling of the herd” (or worse).

Choose wisely.

Aug 14 19:26

Homeowners Association Threatens Jail Time over... Purple Playground?

Homeowners Associations have long acted in tyrannical ways. They’ve got such a back rap many people want absolutely nothing to do with these types of neighborhoods.
One HOA is so off the hook that it threatened jail time for a family if they didn’t remove their purple playset from their own backyard.

Aug 14 19:26

Cop Accuses Disabled Vet of Not Being Disabled

You’ve heard this over and over again – just because someone may not appear handicapped in your eyes doesn’t mean they don’t need to park in the handicapped parking space.
There are a slew of reasons why people need to park closer to a store. Until you actually understand their needs or read their medical charts, you have no idea.

Aug 14 19:25

Genius Cartoon Is Guaranteed To Infuriate The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Crowd

[Sunday] marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. The Ferguson, Missouri youth was killed by a police officer whom he violently attacked. No charges were filed against the officer because he acted in self defense.

Aug 14 16:30

"Not Legal Tender"? City Refuses to Allow Man to Pay His $25 Parking Ticket with 2,500 Pennies

Since when are pennies and nickels not a form of legal tender in this country? Our Fed fiat money is still money. We aren't a fully cashless society... yet.

Justin Greene, a Pennsylvanian who attempted to protest what he felt was an unfair $25 parking ticket by paying for it with 2,500 pennies in Chambersburg, was told he couldn't because... federal law says the coins aren't legal tender.

Greene reportedly got the ticket for parking on the wrong side of the street for ten minutes when he went back to a job site to pick up some tools he left behind. To protest what he felt was an unfair situation, Greene showed up to pay his fine with thousands of pennies only to be told that a federal law says pennies and nickels are not legal tender for transactions over 25 cents.

Oh, wait, make that a repealed federal law from 50 years ago!
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Aug 14 15:52

Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades

Ever since the EPA accidentally dumped 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into the Animas River, Colorado authorities have been keen on reopening the river for public use as soon as possible. The river is a significant source of tourist income in the region, and they don’t want the toxic spill to put a damper on their summer.

Governor John Hickenlooper is one of those authorities, and he’s determined to prove that everything is back to normal. So on Tuesday, after being given the challenge by the Durango Herald, he decided to take a big gulp of river water for the cameras. After 24 hours, he reported that he was still in perfect health.

However, that hardly proves that the river is safe, at least in the long-term.

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Aug 14 15:50

AIPAC: Headed for Defeat (But That’s Not Why It’s Bad for the Jews)

snip: The willfully blind don’t yet see it and those who shamelessly do what Israel orders don’t care, but the conventional wisdom is fast becoming that Obama has had it with Netanyahu and that he is finally growing a pair.

True enough: the old Obama would have represented Israeli interests in the Vienna negotiations as unabashedly as all Republican and some Democratic Senators and Representatives still do; and he would have shied away from the chances of reaching a successful conclusion just as soon as it became clear that the Iranians were not about to surrender unconditionally to Israeli demands.

Aug 14 15:42

Israel, Congress and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

snip: ‘The Iran deal threatens the very existence of Israel.’ Ho-hum. We keep hearing this, anytime anyone dares do or say anything in opposition to Israel. When someone suggests that perhaps United States aid to Israel, greater than that given to all other countries combined, could fantinapossibly go to better use serving the taxpayers whose pockets it is being extracted from, Israel interprets such ideas as anti-Semitic, clear evidence that another Holocaust is around the corner, and needing the support of the U.S. Congress to quash such destructive thoughts. If one mentions the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, suffering caused by the illegal Israeli blockade, Israeli spokespeople accuse the speaker of denying Israel its right to defend itself. Yet when Israeli government officials call Palestinians ‘beasts’, and advocate their complete annihilation, well, what does that really matter?

Aug 14 15:39

Mexico Government Gives Free TVs to Millions of Poor… With High Definition Social Programming

For better or for worse, television has been how many see the world.

It is a “mediated” experience that shows the viewer exactly what the programmer wants him to see… and believe.

Television has been a remarkable tool of manipulation and indoctrination, and has now created several generations of zombies, morons and dullards here in America.

But poorer parts of the world do not have these things, or at least typically do not have such a close experience with them.

Now, that’s changing. Mexico’s government just spent approximately $1.6 billion dollars to make sure nearly everybody is exposed to the flickering suggestion of the television set – and all that high definition broadcasts and flat screens have to offer.

Setting pace with global standards in an age of massive information and almost universal connectivity is a major interest as well.

Aug 14 15:36

Is Putin Planning to Sell-Out Assad?

snip: Washington wants war. Washington cannot achieve its goal of breaking up Syria and redrawing the map of the Middle East if peacemaker Putin prevails. Let’s put it this way: If Putin gets Saudi Arabia on board, then a good portion of the funding for jihadi groups will dry up, the Syrian Army, assisted by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, will have greater success on the battlefield, and ISIS will be annihilated.

Aug 14 15:03

American cops wonder why Clinton not indicted for alleged email fraud

The allegations against Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she had at least two top-secret classified information emails stored on her private server are the latest in a long and tedious process involving the Clinton family and their depiction of themselves as being victimized by Republicans, according to a growing number news reports on Thursday. And many American law enforcement officers are wondering why the Justice Department is dragging its feet to investigate and indict Mrs. Clinton when they regularly imprison Americans for the same types of alleged offenses.

Aug 14 14:18

Iran Deal’s Surprising Supporters

Neocons are in a frenzy trying to help Bibi kill the Iran deal. Meanwhile, former senior US military officers and former Iranian political prisoners in the US have come out in favor. Who do you trust?

Aug 14 14:02

Can You Trust a Country That Has Violated 20 International Agreements?

snip: On the other hand, it is AIPAC’s view that any killing that Israel does has been “GOOD” and must be “GOOD”. To say otherwise and accuse Israel is not simply to be supportive of human rights, or possibly anti-Zionist, but also possibly to be branded as that old enemy that went out of fashion in the 20th century with the Third Reich or at least has been thoroughly discredited and meets with not a fiber of serious intellectual support: anti-Semitic. If one is not to risk being accused of hating Jews or even hating oneself if one is Jewish, one must by this perforation and shredding of logic, by this muddling of distinct ideas, support Israel and all of its genocidal and expansionist policies in all important respects. One must regard nuclear weapons in Israel’s hands as inherently “GOOD” too.

Aug 14 13:56

Government Wants to “Implant Recipients of Welfare Assistance with Satellite-Tracked Chips”

Sold on public fears, an RFID chipped population could only be years away.

Otherwise the "terrorists" will win. Oh my!

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 14 12:07

6th Planned Parenthood video released

A Los Angeles Superior Court previously issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Center for Medical Progress from releasing videos featuring leaders of StemExpress, a company that provides blood, tissue and other specimen to biomedical researchers.

David Daleiden, head of the Center for Medical Progress, told CNN's New Day last month that StemExpress leaders are "very scared" that he will release the videos.

"Stem Express is trying to suppress a specific video recording of a meeting with their top leadership where their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics that they work with and that could be prima facie evidence of born-alive infants," he said.

Aug 14 12:06

Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people."

Planned Parenthood has been a target on the campaign trail after a series of sting videos was released alleging the organization illegally profits from selling aborted fetal tissue. Carson, a famed neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate, has been a vocal opponent of the group.

Aug 14 11:41

Jewish terrorists and the dilemma of administrative detention

Uri Avnery explains the dilemma of whether administrative detention, which Israel has used extensively and until recently exclusively against Arabs – should be supported, even if it saves the lives of Arabs and Jews.

Aug 14 11:36

The War On Air Conditioning Heats Up

Aug 14 10:45

Obama Just Issued A Giant Threat To 2 States That Refuse To Play By His Rules

The Obama administration has warned the states of Alabama and Louisiana that they may be in violation of federal law for terminating their contracts with Planned Parenthood.

Aug 14 10:11

HUMA ABEDIN PLEDGES TO PRESERVE EMAILS AFTER JUDGE’S ORDER

Two aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have agreed not to delete any work-related emails or documents following an order from a federal judge that they preserve the records, according to their lawyers.

The pledges from Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills are contained in court documents submitted by the State Department this week as a part of a public records lawsuit brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch.

That lawsuit sought records related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, specifically documents about the work of Abedin, Clinton’s former deputy chief of staff.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan last week ordered Abedin and Mills to preserve their emails and records, which their lawyers say they have agreed to do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; however, I would advise both women to be wearing their Kevlar undies right about now. People close to the Clintons have been known to transition from "depressed" to "suicided" in quick order.

Aug 14 10:09

Suspicious device found at First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces

Las Cruces Police stated in a news release they learned that a groundskeeper at First Presbyterian Church located a suspicious device before calling 911. No other details are available at this time.

Boutz Road, between El Paseo Road and south Main Street, is closed to traffic. Police are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.

The Doña Ana County Bomb Squad has been dispatched to the church, and investigators from several local, state and federal agencies will be working together on this incident, the release stated.

Aug 14 09:57

Photos Show Prison Guards Escorting Crying Female Inmate into Planned Parenthood

Columbia, South Carolina – Two correctional officers with the South Carolina Department of Corrections were photographed on May 30, 2015, escorting an obviously distraught female inmate into the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Columbia, South Carolina.

The handcuffed woman was wearing tan prison attire as she was accompanied into the Planned Parenthood facility – presumably for an abortion — by two uniformed prison guards. She was visibly upset and wiped away a tear as she entered Planned Parenthood.

It is doubtful that the prisoner was at Planned Parenthood for anything other than abortion since prisons have infirmaries that handle routine gynecological care and treatment. Her apparent emotional state also gives rise to concerns that she may have been pressured or coerced into an abortion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess PP was running low on parts!

Aug 14 09:57

150 people arrested over 2 days in Ferguson, state of emergency still in effect

Despite largely peaceful protests to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police cracked down on activists and arrested 150 people in multiple demonstrations across St. Louis, Missouri.

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