CURRENT EVENTS

Jul 09 12:04

Texas Sheriff Wants Criminal Charges Filed in Fracking Pollution Case. Hauling company that dumped toxic drilling waste over eight miles of road and never told authorities faces formal enforcement action.

A Texas waste hauling company that is already facing civil charges for a March accident that spread toxic drilling waste along a rural road could also be facing criminal charges.

Jul 09 12:03

'Second CIA spy in Germany': Berlin raids Ministry of Defense

residential and office premises of the staff of the Federal Ministry of Defense in Berlin were searched

Jul 09 12:01

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister

It also comes at a time when MPs are demanding the Home Office urgently provide more information about 114 "missing" files that could have contained information about an alleged child abuse

Jul 09 11:51

The US placed Israel as a "Tier 2" in its annual Trafficking in Persons reports

According to the findings released in March 2005 by a Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, between 3,000 and 5,000 women had been smuggled into Israel and sold into prostitution in the previous four years.

Jul 09 11:45

Shock Report: The Collapse Is Now: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs

Many have warned of a coming collapse to our way of life in the very near future, but what if that collapse is already happening?

Jul 09 11:30

CISPA's Privacy-Killing Successor Just Cleared Its First Hurdle

CISPA's successor, which civil liberties groups say is still awful for privacy and could threaten net neutrality, is moving forward despite those concerns—the Senate Intelligence Committee passed it yesterday, meaning it'll likely be voted on by the full chamber.

Jul 09 11:25

Snowden applied for extended stay in Russia

US patriot and whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer has said.

Jul 09 11:22

Why Congress wants to revoke your passport

FOR THE THIRD TIME IN AS MANY YEARS, LEGISLATION HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS THAT WOULD REVOKE THE PASSPORTS OF US CITIZENS WITH “SERIOUSLY DELINQUENT TAX DEBTS”

Jul 09 11:06

Texas officials: ‘Obama to blame for swine flu outbreak from illegal migrants’ — Mass graves readied

It has now been openly admitted that two illegal migrant children, housed in U.S. military camps, have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus so feared by many.

Jul 09 10:36

No State Can Or Will Help Hamas

This is Israeli Peace Negotiations

Jul 09 10:01

S. Florida Marine Jailed In Mexico Has Hearing With Judge

A South Florida marine who was jailed in Mexico after he said he accidentally crossed the border with firearms will get a chance to tell his side of the story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Mexico

If you give us back our Marine, we will give you back 1.8 million of your citizens.

Jul 09 09:58

US Military Studied How to Influence Twitter Users in Darpa-funded Research

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Jul 09 09:54

Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House

Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick. Labs then screen the samples for diseases. While many states allow for discarding the samples at that point, this bill would collect each newborn’s DNA in federal databases for subsequent medical research and, in one state, tracking its owners’ education progress.

Jul 09 09:49

Chong, a UCSD student, wins a $4.1M case against the DEA. He was wrongfully charged and was forced to drink his own urine and eat his broken eyeglasses to survive in the cell where he was detained.

Four different federal drug agents saw or heard Daniel Chong during the five days he was handcuffed in a holding cell without food or water after a 2012 narcotics sweep, a U.S. Department of Justice report released on Tuesday found.

Jul 09 09:49

The fake name used as a placeholder in US government memo on how to justify FISA surveillance: “Mohammed Raghead.”

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies.

Jul 09 09:48

Censorship: 38 journalism groups slam Obama’s ‘politically-driven suppression of news’

In unprecedented criticism of the White House, 38 journalism groups have assailed the president’s team for censoring media coverage, limiting access to top officials and overall “politically-driven suppression of the news.”

Jul 09 09:39

City of Houston Sues Couple for Too Many Garage Sales

Jorge and Maria Ramos have been holding daily garage sales since 2011, making a little money to supplement Jorge’s disability income. He is blind in both eyes. They even have a permit from the state and thought they were doing everything by the book.

Jul 09 09:38

Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collapse?

As most Fed watchers know, last week was interesting because Janet Yellen, speaking at IMF came out and said something quite surprising. In a nutshell, she said “It’s not the Fed’s job to pop bubbles”. While many market participants immediately took this to mean, “To the moon, Alice!” and started buying equities hand over fist, there’s another possible explanation for Mrs. Yellen’s proclamation of unwillingness: The Fed could be preparing to do exactly what it said it wouldn’t.

Here’s a quick re-cap of events: In the recently released Annual Report of the BIS: Bank for International Settlements (commonly thought of as the “central bank’s central bank”) the BIS made a rather ominous recommendation to it’s member banks: Pop this bubble now. Their specific language wasn’t quite so direct, but the message was just as clear.

Jul 09 09:29

Second US Spy Busted In Germany In One Week

It just hasn't been a good week for the CIA. A year after Edward Snowden revealed that the US was bugging Angela Merkel's cell phone, first one then, moments ago, Suddeutsche Zeitung revealed that a second "spy case" involving the US (read CIA) have been revealed. According to SZ, an unidentified man working in military-related area likely to be questioned today over suspicion of spying for a U.S. intelligence service in Germany. The home and office of the suspect were being searched in Berlin area. SZ adds that the case is more serious than unrelated allegations against double agent at BND Federal Intelligence Service that emerged last week.

Jul 09 08:24

An Israeli Jew’s apology to Palestinians

I want to apologize for the unforgivable, for the unfathomable, and for all those on my side who never will

Jul 09 07:57

Escalating Domestic Warfare

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report titled “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing,” shedding much needed light on the emergence of a militarist ethos in policing across the nation.

In a review of public records, such as incident reports, requested from more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 25 states and the District of Columbia, the ACLU found that, from the responses received, 818 SWAT operations from 20 local law enforcement agencies located in 11 states fully met their research criteria, which took geographic diversity into account, among other factors. The SWAT incidents that were analyzed fell in the time period between July 2010 and last October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a war against American citizens, courtesy of the Federal government, is precisely what we have going on right now. The ever-escalating police violence against Americans is only one symptom of the systemic problems with which we are dealing.

Good jobs continue to get offshored/outsourced with a vengeance; the US government is broke from these illegal and immoral wars; our education system is completely dysfunctional, save for a handful of private schools; between the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and the NDAA, the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been eviscerated; and homeless Veterans sleep in our streets, many times with zero ability to get the medical care they desperately need when they need it. Many of the people in Detroit have had their water turned off, but the US government has billions to fork out to Israel, even though this is illegal under the Symington amendment, because Israel is a nuclear armed nation which refuses to join the NNPT or have its nuclear sites inspected.

And Congress?!? Completely zero credibility these days, consisting mostly millionaires at this point, who don't give a damn about the citizens they allegedly represent, but spend all their time courting the large corporations which fund their election cycles.

This just...bites, and I frankly do not see any way out of it, short of either a complete economic collapse in the US, or a world war. Not a pleasant alternative either way.

Jul 09 07:56

Ben & Jerry's Switches To Non-GMO Ingredients And Supports GMO Labeling

Major ice cream manufacturer, Ben & Jerry's, has announced a major shift in how they produce their flavors. They are shifting all their ice cream flavors away from containing genetically modified ingredients (corn, soy, and sugar beets) and have already made headway with 14 of their most popular varieties.

Jul 09 07:44

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War

Wall Street’s biggest trade group has proposed a government-industry cyber war council to stave off terrorist attacks that could trigger financial panic by temporarily wiping out account balances, according to an internal document.

The proposal by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, known as Sifma, calls for a committee of executives and deputy-level representatives from at least eight U.S. agencies including the Treasury Department, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, all led by a senior White House official.

The trade association also reveals in the document that Sifma has retained former NSA director Keith Alexander to “facilitate” the joint effort with the government. Alexander, in turn, has brought in Michael Chertoff, the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, and his firm, Chertoff Group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than ever before, please do NOT have any more money in your personal bank account than you absolutely need with which to pay your bills.

This is not only a lousy idea, but also, the charges depositors will ultimately face will be epically nasty. IF these services will cost one million dollars per month, you can bet your sweet bippy that it will not be the banks absorbing those costs at all.

Jul 09 07:34

Erin Pizzey on Feminism

Erin Pizzey, author and highly regarded domestic violence expert (who opened the world's first DV shelter) shares her experiences of the start of the women's movement in the UK.

It wasn't a grass roots movement of women at all, rather it was a violent, leftist movement from the very beginning.

This clip contains extended, never-before seen interview footage of Erin Pizzey from 2004.

See her book covering the rise of Feminism: 'This way to the Revolution' (2011)
Erin Pizzey website - http://www.erinpizzey.com/

Jul 09 07:00

Why Are Armed "International Security" Personnel Now Arresting American Citizens?

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Very recently I came across a scenario in the streets of Hollywood, California. The big scene seemed a bit striking to the average person walking by as it was the middle of the day in a crowded busy Hollywood street. A closer look caused me to be even more intrigued - there was a gentleman being arrested. He was in handcuffs and surrounded by three or four armed officers. Or were they really officers?...

Jul 09 06:40

Second US Spy Busted In Germany In One Week

It just hasn't been a good week for the CIA. A year after Edward Snowden revealed that the US was bugging Angela Merkel's cell phone, first one then, moments ago, Suddeutsche Zeitung revealed that a second "spy case" involving the US (read CIA) have been revealed. According to SZ, an unidentified man working in military-related area likely to be questioned today over suspicion of spying for a U.S. intelligence service in Germany.

Jul 09 06:31

US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’

A Russian MP claims the US kidnapped his son from the Maldives on bogus cyber-fraud charges and may be preparing to offer him as bait in a swap deal for Edward Snowden.

Jul 09 05:28

Monsanto begins compensating victims of dioxin exposure

Residents of a West Virginia town that formerly hosted a Monsanto factory that produced noxious, cancer-causing chemicals can begin receiving assistance promised through a 2012, multi-million-dollar settlement.

A long-promised claims office finally opened up on First Avenue in Nitro, WV on Tuesday this week, meaning residents there will now be able to drop by five-days a week through October 31 in order to learn about what kind of coverage they are eligible to receive.

Monsanto, a major biotech corporation and the world’s largest seed producer, shut down their Nitro plan in 2004. Decades beforehand, however, the company produced the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange at the facility. Dioxin, a chemical by-product of the weed killer, was later linked to causing cancer and other serious health problems in those exposed to it.

Jul 09 04:03

HHS Report: Percentage of Americans on Welfare Hits Recorded High

According to the 2014 version of a report that the Department of Health and Human Services is required by law to issue annually, the percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated. The data for 2011 is the most recent in the report.

Jul 09 02:30

Greenwald's big story? - NSA Spied On Five Politically Active American Citizens

In one 2005 document, intelligence community personnel are instructed how to properly format internal memos to justify FISA surveillance. In the place where the target’s real name would go, the memo offers a fake name as a placeholder: “Mohammed Raghead.”

Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

Jul 09 02:27

Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

"Intimidation or retaliation — not just against whistleblowers, but against any employee who raises a hand to identify a problem, make a suggestion or report what may be a violation

Jul 09 01:57

Seattle City Attorney Buys Weed, Hopes DEA Won't Mind

Holmes told Q13FOX News reporter Dana Rebik why he wanted to do it as he waited in line outside the SODO area pot shop.

“The most important take away here is that today marijuana sales became legal and I’m here to personally exercise myself this new freedom,” said Holmes.

Rebik asked if that meant Holmes was buying pot to which he said yes and that he hoped Jenny Durkan (US Attorney) and the DEA wouldn’t mind.

Jul 08 22:14

Israel, our wretched Jewish state, is racist, nationalistic and meant for Jews only

Now we know, says Israeli Gideon Levy. In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews and rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 08 19:11

Smoking gun proof of “Israeli teen kidnapping” false flag

WORTH A REPEAT, CONSIDERING

- Mossad Chief predicted “three teens will be kidnapped” one week before it happened

Jul 08 18:57

White House asks $3.8 billion for border children

The White House on Tuesday will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, a far higher amount than the Obama administration had previously signaled, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with the plans.

Jul 08 18:38

Quayle: Big changes are coming: “We are headed for a crisis… of biblical proportions”

Well known author, commentator and radio host Steve Quayle says big changes are coming to the world

Jul 08 18:15

US military analysing social media: Defense Department spent millions researching users, including studies on Occupy, and how to better spread propaganda

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Jul 08 18:15

Land Grab: America is for sale and rich Chinese are buying with cash

The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge boost, with the Chinese leading the charge.

Chinese buying was up more than 70% to $22 billion -- nearly 1 in 4 dollars of all foreign purchases, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Jul 08 18:08

Does UN Arms Trade Treaty Threaten the Second Amendment?

Treaty would directly and immediately impact the full expression of the right to keep and bear arms..

Jul 08 17:43

Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Warning: The content of this video is graphic.

Video footage shows Palestinians running from black smoke as the Israeli army ramps up its offensive and launches airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. At least 17 Palestinians, including two children, have died.

Jul 08 17:07

Breaking news Senate Intel Committee approves CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers

would allow private firms to share information regarding cyber-attacks “in real time.” It would also shield those firms from lawsuits by individuals

Jul 08 16:45

Richard Russell – This Rolling Crisis Is About To Get Very Ugly

This is a stock market that is not ready for any negativity

Jul 08 16:43

Globalist Think Tank Calls for Pentagon Emphasis on War with China and Russia

think tank connected to Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger

Jul 08 16:35

There may have been establishment cover-up of child abuse claims to 'protect the system', says Lord Tebbit

Ex-Tory party chairman says it was 'more important to protect the system'
Says it was 'spectacularly wrong' because the abuses have 'grown'
Government says 114 secret files on paedophile cases have gone missing

Jul 08 16:22

Leak at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Threatens Dangerous Meltdown

Trouble is looming at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels.

Jul 08 16:18

Breaking news Senate Intel Committee approves CISA cybersecurity bill that could broaden NSA powers

would allow private firms to share information regarding cyber-attacks “in real time.” It would also shield those firms from lawsuits by individuals

Jul 08 16:15

Man beaten to death in front of crowd at Amtrak station in San Antonio

What a country we have become !

‘I Feel Like Killing Someone’: Police Say Man Beaten To Death In Front Of Crowd At Amtrak Station

Jul 08 16:13

Cop Who Shot and Killed 13-Yr-Old Carrying Toy Gun Will Not Face Charges

That's right.

The Sonoma County District Attorney's Office has officially concluded that deputy Erick Gelhaus "honestly and reasonably" felt his life was in imminent danger from a 13-year-old boy carrying a plastic assault rifle replica when he shot the kid eight times, killing him instantly. Gelhaus will not face any charges, as his use of lethal force has been deemed "reasonable".

Jul 08 16:09

'America' Filmmakers Demand to Know Why Google is Getting Their Search Results Wrong

The move comes on the heels of Costco allegedly removing the movie's source material, Dinesh D'Souza's book "America: Imagine a World Without Her,"

Jul 08 15:47

The Immigration Scandal For Dummies

Jul 08 15:44

An Alarming Number of Americans Can’t Name First Amendment Freedoms

The United States of America was founded on basic principles that continue to govern today’s society. Among them are our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of… some other things that most Americans can’t recall.

Jul 08 15:36

Illegal With Tuberculosis Ignored By Feds

An illegal immigrant from Guatemala is currently being treated for active tuberculosis (TB) at the University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso.

Jul 08 14:18

Spain to tax bank deposits

Jul 08 13:59

CLAIM: Residents Asked To Shelter Children -- In Their Homes!

RE CALL TO RADIO SHOW

RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW TRANSCRIPT

Jul 08 13:56

Pushed from Slaviansk, Ukraine rebels barricade Donetsk

Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk on Monday, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing their bastion in the town of Slaviansk in the worst defeat of their three-month uprising.

Jul 08 13:55

Indiana Storing Blood & DNA of 2 Million Children Without Parents’ Consent

Xavier, Lincoln, Theo and millions of other Indiana children all have something in common: the state of Indiana is storing their blood and DNA in an undisclosed state warehouse.

Jul 08 13:55

NEW DATA: White House Gave Female Staffers Smaller Raises.

HERE IS YOUR WAR ON WOMEN !

Jul 08 13:54

Russia Threatens Response If Sectoral Sanctions Imposed

Russia will respond against the U.S. and its European allies if measures targeting entire industries are levied over the crisis in Ukraine, according to Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak.

Jul 08 13:52

Border Patrol Tells Agent: ‘You Must Cease and Desist’ from Speaking with Media

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has served one of its agents with a letter saying “you must immediately cease and desist” from issuing statements and press releases to the media with information that is “Law Enforcement sensitive,” according to the document.

Jul 08 13:50

Sunni tribes rise against ISIL in northern Iraq

Sunni tribes in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin have risen against the Takfiri ISIL militants, killing 30 terrorists.

Jul 08 13:48

Insane Clown Posse Loses Suit Against FBI

over the official designation of the group's fans as gang members

Jul 08 13:32

Border Mayor: No Public Funds to Aid Illegals

The mayor of a Texas border town has announced his city will not be diverting public funds to further aid the illegal immigrant invasion, a problem which is straining the resources of other border towns.

Jul 08 13:31

Is changing the Israeli mindset possible?”

Alan Hart says appealing to Israelis over their leaders’ heads with a genuine peace offer based on the Arab Peace Initiative might break their mindset and pace the way for genuine peace.

Jul 08 13:19

DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent (HAPPY LATE 4th!)

DUI checkpoints are more about conditioning people to accept forfeiture of our 4th amendment rights than they are about catching drunk drivers. If we as a society can be conditioned to accept this sort of abuse of our Constitutionally affirmed, God given natural rights, to be secure in our persons, papers, houses and effects, then how far can a police state actually go?

Jul 08 13:17

Report: Catholic Churches Providing Housing for Illegals

Fox News reporter Will Carr stated that congregation members had told him that Catholic churches in California are providing housing

Jul 08 13:17

Checkpoint Cop Offended When I Yell At Him About 4th Amendment

Okay, maybe I do have an anger management problem. I am just so sick of these $#%^&*(s. Yet another warrantless checkpoint today, with officers demanding I answer their questions. I came to the front of my truck and replied "HAVE YOU ever heard of the 4th Amendment? I'm not answering your questions, GOODBYE!" He accepted that reply, but got his widdle feewings hurt that I shouted at him. We then drove away.

Jul 08 13:14

Oops - We forgot about that box of smallpox vials in the storage room...

Vials of one of the world's most deadly viruses have been sitting in an unsecured storage room in a research building for decades.

The contagion?

Variola...otherwise known as the virus that causes smallpox.

Jul 08 13:08

EU says Ukraine has right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity

The European Union has taken note of the latest developments in eastern Ukraine, notably the retaking of control by the Ukrainian authorities over a number of towns previously held by illegal armed groups.

This is the same European Union which is increasingly unpopular among the electorate in its member countries. This is the same European Union where laws are created by an unelected politburo. This is the same European Union that is so corrupt that its auditors have refused to sign off on its accounts for two decades.

Jul 08 13:06

Jury begins hearing Ventura's defamation case

Attorneys for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are disputing whether Kyle actually punched out Ventura

Jul 08 13:04

IMF package for Ukraine "not enough", minister says

Ukraine's deputy prime minister told international donors on Tuesday that a $17 billion International Monetary Fund bailout was "not enough" because of "unprecedented Russian-inspired aggression".

Jul 08 13:03

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth about the American Police State

Much like the people of the Emperor’s kingdom, we, too, have been conned into believing that if we say what we fear, if we dare to suggest that something is indeed “rotten in the state of Denmark,” we will be branded idiots and fools by the bureaucrats, corporate heads, governmental elites and media hotshots who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo—or who at least are determined to maintain the façade that is the status quo. Yet the truth is staring us in the face just as surely as the fact that the Emperor was wearing no clothes.

Jul 08 13:00

Wall Street Teams Up with U.S. Intelligence Cronies in Bid to Form Fascist “Cyber War Council”

It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street.

Jul 08 12:58

Trader Joe’s Need Not Apply: Would Attract Too Many Whites

A certain store won’t be opening its doors in Portland, Oregon — it seems it would attract the “wrong kind” of people. No, it’s not a strip club or porn shop, or even a pawn shop. It’s Trader Joe’s, the unique grocery chain famous for offering health foods and exotic fare at reasonable prices. So what’s the problem?

Jul 08 12:55

Child Allowed To Stab Syria Soldier As Woman Hammers Head

These are the ‘people’ that Obama wants to give $500 million dollars to. They make children stab tied up soldiers, and beat them to death. The young man had no chance to defend himself.

Jul 08 12:53

ISIL-ISIS and It’s So Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq

The following GRTV documentary looks at the crisis in Iraq, which is being used to divide Iraq, and examines the support that the US and Israel are providing for the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its so-called self-declared caliphate. The documentary also looks at how the crisis in Iraq is tied to the long war of the US aimed at controlling at Eurasia. It also looks at the past analyses of Michel Chossudovsky and the video’s producer, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, about this long war.

Jul 08 12:51

Ukraine faces humanitarian disaster, Russian parliament speaker says

Russia hopes that the military operation in the southeast of Ukraine will be stopped, as the country sees a real humanitarian disaster, the speaker of the Russian Federation Council upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, said on Tuesday.

Jul 08 12:42

NYPD castrates man’s dog after false arrest

A Brooklyn man is suing the New York Police Department for neutering his dog after they arrested him on what he says were bogus charges. He is seeking $2 million in the federal lawsuit.

Gregory Drummond and his dog were at the apartment building his girlfriend owns in the Bushwick neighborhood of the borough last September when police were called to the location for a domestic disturbance between two downstairs tenants.

Jul 08 12:41

Members of Congress Declare "Immunity" from Insider Trading Probe

House panel refuses to submit to SEC subpeonas

Jul 08 12:33

Germany to spy on US for first time since 1945 after ‘double agent’ scandal

Merkel’s government is planning to scrap a no-spy agreement

Jul 08 12:23

CA man prevented from displaying American flag — at his home!

A Santee man said he was told he could not display the American flag inside his apartment window, but management will not tell him why.

Jul 08 12:23

Water in California being Auctioned

According to state records, two water districts in California are beginning to auction off their private supplies of water.

Jul 08 12:06

Murrieta Residents: Obama Admin Flooding Our Streets to 'Force Immigration Reform'

some even assert that the Obama Administration is attempting to dump the immigrants in "small town America" to force immigration reform.

Jul 08 11:55

IDF Operation Protective Edge on Gaza Streams / Webcams / Live News Video

Live from Gaza - Operation Pillar of Cloud - #GazaUnderAttack Cams On #Gaza & #TelAviv
http://12160.info/page/live-from-gaza

Jul 08 11:39

Entertainment part of brainwashing effort against 2nd Amendment

The anti-Second Amendment – indeed, the anti-natural rights – Hollywood elite will continue their screed against the Second Amendment. Obama’s admonishment – to de-glorify the use of firearms – will be used to brainwash an already largely brainwashed populace on the evil of the right to bear arms.

Jul 08 11:32

Israel readies 'ground assault' on Gaza, calls up 40,000 reservists

Israel’s army is formulating options to eradicate rocket fire coming from Gaza, “including ground assault,” an anonymous Israeli official stated on Tuesday.

Cabinet Gives IDF Green Light for Harsher Gaza Action

Jul 08 11:21

Dr. Ron Paul’s Prescription For Our Constitutional Republic

Dr. Paul said he said he works “on the assumption that you can save the republic but not in a conventional way.” He does not think the republic is going to be saved by “electing two or three or ten more members of Congress” who are committed to doing the right thing.

Jul 08 10:50

Cop who shot, killed unarmed 13-year-old will not be charged

A Northern California sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy will not face charges.

Sonoma County Dist. Atty. Jill Ravitch said Monday that Deputy Erick Gelhaus shot Andy Lopez as a response to what "he honestly and reasonably believed was an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to himself or others."

Jul 08 10:04

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

There really is a war on women, and recently the U.S. Supreme Court has made the conduct of that war even easier. Due to majority decisions by this court, women are now more vulnerable in their physical persons and in their ability to plan their economic lives.

This is a war because war involves both physical injury as well as economic deprivation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I respectfully disagree with the Reverend's perspective here. This is not at all about access to birth control; it is a question of who pays for it.

I do not know if she has priced birth control recently. However, the monthly cost of birth control in this country, if one is using a generic birth control pill, is not that expensive at all. As reported at womenshealthmag.com:

ou scour supermarkets for the cheapest shampoo and the best deal on laundry detergent, so why shouldn’t you look for a bargain when filling your prescription? Call around and research your pill online to price your drug at the big pharmacies. Bonus: Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and most of the others have prescription savings clubs. You can get a 90-day supply of the drug for $12 on some of the plans.

That comes out to less than 14 cents per day; not a huge expenditure.

Jul 08 09:08

Russia approves creation of BRICS foreign exchange fund

The Russian Government signed a draft agreement on the creation of a $100 billion pool of currency reserves that the BRICS countries are forming to guard against financial shocks. According to the document, the countries’ dollar reserves will remain on the balance sheets of their central banks. However, these reserves can be made available at the request of one of the parties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

2015 looks as though it will be a very nasty year for the US dollar.

Jul 08 08:37

Why Is Obama Encouraging Illegal Immigration When We Can’t Take Care Of Millions Of Our Own Citizens?

It isn't an accident that our southern border is literally being flooded with illegal immigrants right now. Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras have been publicizing how easy illegal immigration has become, and even the President of Honduras has said that people are coming to the United States for "Obama's amnesty".

When they arrive, thousands upon thousands of these illegal immigrants are using rehearsed answers that border patrol agents are hearing over and over again. Word has spread that if illegal immigrants claim that they are "fleeing gang violence" that it is more likely that they will be allowed to stay.

What we are witnessing down on the southern border is really unprecedented. It has been estimated that twelve times as many kids are crossing our borders illegally now compared to just a few years ago.

And they just keep on coming.

This is utter madness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what is Obama's true "intention" here?

My cynical guess is that this policy has three purposes.

First, to flood the marketplace with ultra-cheap labor, which large corporations, to whom Obama is beholden, love.

Secondly, to create generations of Democratic voters (if elections last much longer in this country)to give a party which has completely deserted and abandoned its alleged core principals, the edge in national elections.

Thirdly, to create a wellspring of revolt among Americans who are legally here, and/or born here, and desperate for some job, any job at all.

Nation-wide riots against illegal immigration would give Obama the excuse for suspending the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and instituting martial law, an action which he would just love to do.

His intention is crystal clear here.

Jul 08 08:16

US News: Hillary Clinton has raised over $1 billion from Wall Street

US News thinks that Hillary Clinton’s formidable fundraising ability is a giant advantage, and there is no doubt that it is. But it is also a liability. Ms. Clinton has raised over $1 billion from the #BailoutBanks over the last 2 decades. A key benefactor right now (also Obama’s in 2008) is Goldman Sachs, king of the #BailoutBanks.

But the money equation may be starting to change a bit. If voters percieve that a candidate is bought – and this is much easier to see with the Internet – they may actually make a candidate pay. Such was the case in Virginia last month. One of the things that knocked off Eric Cantor a month ago was a feeling that the powerful legislator was a representative of Wall Street. The Majority Leader lost even though he out raised his challenger in the primary 10 to 1. That’s not supposed to happen. The cronies count it not happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with the way the political system functions in the US at this point in time, is that by the time candidates are vetted for national office by the major corporations, they are owned by those same corporations.

This is why legislation is generally great for corporations, but lousy for We the People.

Jul 08 06:45

Jewish ideology and psychosis – a danger to world peace

Gilad Atzmon considers the deep religious and psychotic roots of the genocidal impulses of Israelis, as most recently demonstrated in the cold-blooded murder of humanitarian activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla, and warns of the implications for humanity unless urgent decisive action is taken against the rogue Jewish state.

Jul 07 21:02

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming……

A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ web site would thus not be eligible for tax credits. Most, presumably, would fall off the rolls of the insured.

Jul 06 10:16

SOURCE: Feds to Bring in Riot Squad Against Illegal Immigration Protesters

As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.

Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If this report is, in fact, true, we may well see the maiming and killing of legal Americans protesting illegal immigrants being relocated into this country; many of these people are bringing with them disease (infectious TB and scabies,to name a few); drug connections, and/or a criminal past.

Is the Federal Government actually hoping to provoke a riot here, by taking these actions?!? I really have to shake my head and wonder.


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Jul 06 07:40

The Superpower and the Caliphate

The jihadist die is cast, a point of no return for the U.S. strategy of projecting imperial power in the region through armed Islamic fundamentalist surrogates. The international jihadist network, which did not exist before the CIA, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan created it to undermine the leftist secular government of Afghanistan in mid-1979, has become a movement that can no longer be controlled. The physical contours of the ISIS caliphate, the movement’s dynamic new focal point, may prove indefensible, especially if the Americans decide they cannot avoid an all-out assault on their former asset. But, whatever the U.S. military response, the game plan that was hatched in 2011 for Libya, Syria, Iraq – for the whole region – is kaput, based as it is on the reliable deployment of jihadists as surrogates for NATO and Arab royals. Worse, the Arab oil potentates understand full well that their own regimes are now in grave danger from the indigenous monstrosity they have created.

Jul 06 06:55

Bolivia Passes Law To Allow 10-Year-Olds To Work

Bolivia's Congress has passed legislation to allow children as young age 10 to work as long as it does not interfere with their education and is done independently to help the child's family make ends meet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"....as long as it does not interfere with their education", MY ASTROLABE!!

A 10 year old kid who is doing hard physical labor will be exhausted by the time they get to school, may not be able to pay attention in class, and may well get thrown out of school, because they cannot focus, and are irritable.

But hey, Bolivian corporations got precisely what they wanted from this bill, and will be doing the happy dance henceforward; child labor is back, baby!! And back with a vengeance in Bolivia.

Jul 05 11:05

Freedom Palooza 2014 LIVE VIDEO STREAM!

Jul 05 07:35

Water being auctioned for millions of dollars in California as drought reaches extremes

As the water shortage crisis in California rises to a boil, desperate farmers are coming forward to bid on the remaining steam. The Central Valley in California is indeed drying up, but private landowners who still have leftover water reserves on their property are now looking to cash in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was just announced that contrary to the dire warnings of the Carbonazis, the water level in the Great Lakes is rising quite rapidly, so all we need to do is send that water out west using the vast irrigation system built to send water to those western desert regions ... oh ... wait... that's right; The federal Government has allowed that system to rot to the point of collapse.

But rest assured, the blame for the drought will be put on human-caused global warming!

Jul 04 10:19

William Rivers Pitt | Land of the Free, Unless You're a Woman

The decision in the Hobby Lobby case is many things. It is the continued elevation of Christianity over all other religions, and over the choice to hold no religion, in a country where no single religion is supposed to hold sway. It is yet another flat declaration that corporations have more rights than people. It is a purely political action to strike a blow against the Affordable Care Act, the right's most beloved boogeyman. It is a very sneaky back door through which alleged "people of faith" can peddle their onging discrimination against LGBT employees.

And, of course, it is simple, old-fashioned woman-hating from top to bottom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absurd!

Nobody has told these women they cannot use birth control. Nobody has told these women they may not have abortions.

The only question is who is going to pay for the consequences of lifestyle decisions these women make, and to hear them scream "You HATE us if you won't give it to us for free" makes these women come across as spoiled little children throwing tantrums!

Let's look at it another way. Sex is a life choice, something people do for fun just like smoking or drinking.

Should your employer or the government pay for your scotch and Marlboros? Of course not. People who choose to smoke and drink and have sex are free to do those things, and pay for them. Nobody demands the government buy them scotch. Nobody demands government should buy them cigars. And it is equally silly to demand government pay for birth control or abortions.

Jul 04 07:43

The Most Honest Three Minutes In Televion History

Jul 03 14:12

Adam Kokesh Discusses Whether He Regrets Loading a Shotgun in DC + more.

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I welcome in libertarian activist, and host of “Adam vs.The Man”, Adam Kokesh! Adam joins the show to discuss his new book “Freedom”, which he hopes to serve as a guide to lead people to accept a more free society. Adam describes his journey from a libertarian-leaning marine serving in Iraq to the passionate anti-war, freedom advocate he is today. Adam and I delve into libertarian philosophy, and debate the root problems libertarians should be addressing to advance a more free society.

http://nwo-patriot-link-news.blogspot.com/2014/07/adam-kokesh-discusse...

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Jul 03 11:07

NYPD brutally arrest man on subway 'for sleeping on way from work' (VIDEO)

A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work.

The incident occurs at the 57th street station stop in Manhattan in a mostly-empty carriage.

The video posted to YouTube on Tuesday does not show what sparked the police confrontation, though from the man’s reaction and those who viewed and filmed the scene, he was confronted by police for sleeping on the train.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So THIS is how NYPD is interpreting "to protect and serve"?!?

And sleeping on public transport is now a crime?!?

Jul 03 07:16

Nevada woman whose Obamacare enrollment was delayed died of cancer

A cancer-stricken Nevada woman whose health insurance coverage was delayed due to enrollment troubles with her state’s Obamacare-mandated health care exchange has died.

Linda Rolain, who has battled an aggressive brain tumor but didn’t receive insurance coverage until it was too late — despite numerous attempts to enroll in Nevada’s problem-plagued insurance exchange — succumbed to her cancer Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See? I told you Obamacare would lower costs! It is based on the same tried and tested method we use over at the VA. Ignore 'em 'til they die! HUGE savings!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 02 10:58

Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For some reason, YouTube has disabled embedding on almost all versions of this wonderful clip from HBO's "The Newsroom." The reason I wanted to hunt this down is that earlier today FOX News asked people to tweet "What Makes You Proud to be an American" using #proudamerican with the promise that the best comments will be aired during the Friday orgy of self-delusion that we have anything to be proud of. My tweet as to what makes me proud is "Standing up too a government and media trying to lie us into more wars" but somehow I don;t expect that to make the cut. But this whole exercise in gratuitous self-aggrandizement as a national sport reminded me very much of this clip from "The Newsroom."

Jul 02 06:49

Should Bit Coin be Legal Everywhere?

Michael Rivero - No July 4th fireworks in Hawaii

Jul 02 06:26

How To Detect Blue Pill People And Their Peculiar Habits

The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choices between people embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) or continuing to exist in the ignorance of illusion (blue pill). The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, derive from the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’. In this article we will examine six phenomena where the people clearly shy away from the color red. They shall henceforth be known as blue pill people.

Jul 02 05:15

World Peace Is None Of Your Business


Morrisey

(*Complete with 'goose step' , he nails it . I think he covers just about everything .)

Jul 01 13:30

James Perloff

Thomas Jefferson said:

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world.

(Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today's radio show guest

Jul 01 10:07

All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance – new Snowden leak

Previously undisclosed files leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden now show that the United States National Security Agency has been authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries.

One former senior defense official who spoke to the journalists on condition of anonymity said that the broad authority is allowed so that the US government is able to assess any developing situations around the world at the drop of a hat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And on that last statement, OH, REALLY?!?

Then HOW, please could have the NSA's surveillance been that lousy, that it missed the rise of ISIS and ISIL in Iraq and Syria?!?!?

Jul 01 09:31

Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq in months, leader says

Iraq’s Kurds will hold an independence referendum within months, their leader Massud Barzani said on Tuesday, as the region reels under a brutal offensive by Sunni jihadists who have declared an Islamic caliphate.

Barzani said the time was right for a vote as Iraq was already effectively partitioned following the lightning gains by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“We will hold a referendum in Kurdistan and we will respect and be bound by the decision of our people and hope that others will do likewise,” he told the BBC.

Jul 01 09:15

Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet: the names of those the NSA has been spying on.

Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight.

8 hours later, he tweeted:

After 3 months working on our story, USG [the United States government] today suddenly began making new last-minute claims which we intend to investigate before publishing

Many responded that it’s a trap, and that the government is dishonestly and illegally censoring Greewald.

At the same time, Cryptome announced that all of the Snowden documents will be released in July … supposedly in order to avert a war.

“July is when war begins unless headed off by Snowden full release of crippling intel. After war begins not a chance of release,” Cryptome tweeted on its official feed. “Warmongerers are on a rampage. So, yes, citizens holding Snowden docs will do the right thing,” it said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The wait on the release of these documents is making me very nervous.

Cornered animals - and governments - are both very dangerous.

And if in fact the US government has a good sense of precisely what is in these documents, what will prevent them from going to war sooner than the July 18th-21st window?!?!?

The short answer, unfortunately, is...not much.

Jul 01 09:02

17 Facts That Prove That The Quality Of Jobs In America Is Going Down The Drain

Do you wish that you had a better job? If so, you are not alone. In fact, there are millions upon millions of Americans that get up every day and go to a job that they wish that they could afford to quit. Unfortunately, most Americans end up just desperately holding on to the jobs that they have because just about any job is valuable in this economic environment. Over the past decade, the long-term trends that are destroying jobs in America have accelerated. We have seen countless numbers of jobs shipped overseas, we have seen countless numbers of jobs replaced by technology, we have seen countless numbers of jobs taken by immigrants and we have seen countless numbers of jobs lost to the overall decline of the once great U.S. economy. Unfortunately, even though we can all see this happening, our “leaders” have failed to come up with any solutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OF COURSE, government is not going to come up with any meaningful solutions, because their election cycles are financed, overtly and covertly, by the large corporations which make money by outsourcing, off-shoring, and hiring cheap (and many times, illegal) labor!!!!

There is utterly no representation of We the People anymore; just representation of the large corporations the money from which can steer elections to their liking, because they know precisely what the quid pro quo will be.

Jun 30 09:39

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework for military use against citizens

The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ??possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At the unit, headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, all EU Member States are involved, the Gendarmerien, so police forces with military status are used. One of the founding countries of the EUROGENDFOR include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. We provide our services to the police unit of the EU, NATO or the UN.

“The ‘solidarity clause’ is redundant, since the EU already has mechanisms for mutual assistance in case of disasters. Secondly, the clause amplifies the course to a militarization of domestic politics, since upon request military can be used in another Member State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a citizen of any EU country where these laws apply, I would be contemplating a very quick migration elsewhere, particularly if I had children and skills.

Dictatorship arrives softly, generally in small, stealthy increments, before you even know it is there. And by the time you realize what has happened, it is too late to change things, or to run.

Jun 30 09:33

Carlyle Group’s Latest Acquisition: the JFK Library (!)

Some things you truly cannot make up. Like this: the museum and archives celebrating and exploring the life (if not really wanting to investigate the death) of John F. Kennedy is getting a facelift—courtesy of…the Carlyle Group.

This development was noted, without much fanfare, in a variety of major media. If there was a smidgen of irony, I missed it.

Yet, consider this: The ultimate globe-girdling corporation is playing a major role in preserving the memory of a president who at the time of his death was engaged in what may be described as mortal combat with outfits not unlike Carlyle—if smaller and less global.

Jun 30 09:27

Attorney General Eric Holder Paid No Attention to Bank Fraud: “Wall Street Wasn’t Even On His Radar”

Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements that prosecuting Wall Street fraud would hurt the economy is exactly backwards: the experts say that failing to prosecute fraud is dooming our economy.

But prosecuting fraud was never on Holder’s radar.

In reality, Holder laid the groundwork for the “too big to jail” approach in 1999.

And Holder and his head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division were partners at a law firm which used to represent the big banks, Fannie and Freddie, and which wrote the legal opinion which allowed the creation of the cancerous MERS scam … which was at the heart of the foreclosure crisis.

Indeed, Wall Street was Holder’s priority … specifically, protecting Wall Street criminals and prosecuting whistleblowers.

Jun 30 09:22

U.S. Relies On Law from Governments Which Don’t Even HAVE a Constitution to Justify Assassination of U.S. Citizens By Drone

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ….

So how did the legal memorandum “justifying” assassination of U.S. citizens by drone try to sidestep the Fifth Amendment?

It relied on reasoning from two countries that don’t have any constitution.

The New York Times reports:

One might have expected a thoughtful memo that carefully weighed the pros and cons and discussed how such a strike accords with international and Constitutional law.

Instead, the memo turns out to be a slapdash pastiche of legal theories — some based on obscure interpretations of British and Israeli law — that was clearly tailored to the desired result. Perhaps the administration held out so long to avoid exposing the thin foundation on which it based such a momentous decision.

Neither England nor Israel have a constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

Extrajudicial assassinations are NOT allowed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Jun 30 09:18

Mini Tax Havens: How Europe’s 1% Gets To Pay Only 1%

Something completely out of the ordinary happened in Spain this week: a politician resigned. His name is Willy Meyer and he was, until Wednesday morning at least, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and European Parliamentary leader for Spain’s ostensibly far-left party “Izquierda Union.”

The reason for Meyer’s resignation is that he was caught funneling his parliamentary pension contributions into an EU-sponsored investment fund commonly referred to as a SICAV (standing for Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable) – an investment vehicle that Meyer’s own party has long pledged to ban.

Jun 30 09:13

Hobby Lobby stunner: Supreme Court issues long-awaited ruling in birth-control dispute

The government cannot require closely held corporations to insure birth control in company health plans if it violates their religious beliefs, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The 5-to-4 decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case is a political blow to the Obama administration, which had allowed nonprofit groups to avoid direct responsibility for Obamacare’s contraception mandate but held firm against for-profit owners who complained and filed suit.

Jun 30 09:01

11 Shocking Facts About America's Militarized Police Forces

In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought more attention to police militarization when it issued a comprehensive, nearly 100-page (appendix and endnotes included) report titled, “War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.” Based on public records requests to more than 260 law enforcement agencies in 26 states, the ACLU concluded that “American policing has become excessively militarized through the use of weapons and tactics designed for the battlefield” and that this militarization “unfairly impacts people of color and undermines individual liberties, and it has been allowed to happen in the absence of any meaningful public discussion.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are very lucky here in Hawaii that we do not have a lot of this kind of behaviour on the part of the police; not that it absolutely doesn't happen, but it is far rarer than for people on the mainland.

But the other aspect of the militarization of the police this article doesn't address is the training of the US police by Israel's IDF, which makes US police view American citizens very much the way the IDF views - and treats - Palestinians.

Jun 30 06:19

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw

When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in New York, saw the clinic restrain a sexual assault survivor to a bed for seven consecutive hours, she released the woman.

The next day, Ms. Riviello said, she was removed from her post as senior nurse manager and given a full-time desk job that prohibited her from contact with patients. She eventually was reprimanded and is facing a 30-day unpaid suspension for releasing the woman.

Now, Ms. Riviello is one of more than 50 whistleblowers who say the Veterans Affairs Department retaliated against them for trying to do their jobs.

Jun 29 09:03

After Losing Vote, US-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty

The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules.

But at the United Nations, the 29 member states have frequently abandoned that principle when it insists on “consensus” on crucial decisions relating to the U.N. budget – or when it is clearly outvoted in the 193-member General Assembly or its committee rooms.

That’s exactly what happened Thursday at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva which adopted, by majority vote, a proposal to negotiate a legally-binding treaty to prevent human rights abuses by transnational corporations (TNCs) and the world’s business conglomerates.

But following the vote, the United States and the EU, have warned they would not cooperate with an intergovernmental working group (IGWG) which is to be established to lay down ground rules for negotiating the proposed treaty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now let me get this straight; for the US and EU, human rights abuses are just PEACHY when practiced by transnational corporates and conglomerates?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Jun 29 08:23

Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty"

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

Jun 28 10:23

Obama keeps heat on Republican critics: ‘Even basic common sense ideas can’t get through this Congress’

President Barack Obama used a campaign-style speech in the American heartland Friday to blast his Republican opponents as feckless obstructionists in Congress, saying Washington’s current gridlock “drives me nuts.”

Republicans have become so obsessed with blocking the Democratic president’s every move that he has been forced to use his executive authority to advance priorities like pay fairness, Obama said, dismissing as a stunt a threatened Republican lawsuit against him.

The White House and Republican congressional leaders, notably House Speaker John Boehner, have sparred repeatedly over Obama’s use of executive orders, with Boehner warning this week that Americans “didn’t elect a monarch or king.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, the only thing this man can do extraordinarily well (assuming the teleprompter is in front of him) - is campaign.

In terms of actually thinking things through to their rational conclusion, the man, and the administration which surrounds him, is absolutely, hopelessly, pathologically incapable of indulging in this discipline.

This is why, under his watch, you had APgate; Bengazhigate;, IRSgate; VAgate; a total security melt-down in Iraq; sponsoring a badly considered putsch in Ukraine, which may have enormous geopolitical consequences with Russia; NSAgate, and Obamacaregate.

And I would be very cautious, were I President Obama, to dismiss Boehner's threat to sue.

And Mr. President, if you want to lift up the middle class, bring back the jobs which used to be the underpinning of a functioning, prosperous middle class in this country.

But you won't, will you, because the large corporations which have supported you want the labor done more cheaply in other countries!!

And your Republican colleagues are just as happy to take the money and not look at the consequences when there are no decent jobs for Americans because it's what their corporate overlords want.

The truth of the business is that Americans understand that they are no longer represented by any part of the American government; it is the corporations, which fund election cycles, which get represented, period, end of discussion.

And because of that understanding, neither party now has any credibility with the American people, whatsoever.

It should be an interesting November election.

Jun 28 09:26

‘Sneak & peek’ warrants allow police to secretly enter homes without notice

A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
Covert Tactics

Sneak and Peek warrants in actuality a more extreme version of the over-used “no-knock” raids that we cover so often. After seeking out a judge’s authorization, police are allowed to secretly break into private property without first announcing themselves or presenting the subject of the search with a signed warrant. Using this variety of warrant, officers intentionally wait until the subject is not present. The operations are performed covertly, and with the intention of masking the fact that any police activity took place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever noticed that since 9/11, police departments across the country have backslid to an unofficial Code Napoleon view of American law, in which the suspect is considered guilty until they are proven innocent?!?

This is absolutely the polar opposite of what the Constitution and Bill of Rights are allegedly supposed to afford American citizens!

Jun 28 09:09

U.S. Says It Spied on 89,000 Targets Last Year, But the Number Is Deceptive

About 89,000 foreigners or organizations were targeted for spying under a U.S. surveillance order last year, according to a new transparency report. The report was released for the first time Friday by the Office of the Director of Intelligence, upon order of the president, in the wake of surveillance leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

But the report, which covers only surveillance orders issued in 2013, doesn’t tell the whole story about how many individuals the spying targeted or how many Americans were caught in the surveillance that targeted foreigners. Civil liberties groups say the real number is likely “orders of magnitude” larger than this.

“Even if it was an honest definition of ‘target’—that is, an individual instead of a group—that also is not encompassing those who are ancillary to a target and are caught up in the dragnet,” says Kurt Opsahl, deputy general counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, let me see: who is the US government going to consider "foreign nationals" with whom we are in regular contact?!?

Oh, I know: many of the sisters and one priest at the Catholic church which coordinates with my Methodist church to create a food distribution program, both for state-declared food insecure kids and insecure adults and family, are from India!!

And even though these beautiful souls work tirelessly to create a little better quality of life for those less fortunate, and do their best to do the work followers of Christ believe that they should do, I would not bet against these people surveilled, simply because they ARE from a foreign country.

And here is where the surveillance program, in and of itself, becomes... like a metastasizing cancer, completely out of control.

These people are pacifists, who would never, EVER advocate harm to ANYONE. To be surveilling them would be an amazingly stupid waste of taxpayer money, and personnel.

But again, given the paranoia of the current government, I wouldn't put odds against them being surveilled.

Jun 27 10:35

All Hands On Deck program to begin in DC

Police kick off a weekend initiative to fight summer crime called "All Hands On Deck."

That means more officers will be stationed on city streets requiring all of them to work eight hour shifts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if this is more about some "expected unrest" than about crime per se.

Portions of the District of Columbia are desperately poor, and if any welfare, or food is cut, that might be the match that ignites a powder keg.

Jun 27 09:03

Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.

KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.

Jun 27 08:41

Swine Flu Confirmed at Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors

An unaccompanied minor from Central America who entered the U.S. illegally has been confirmed as having the Swine Flu, also known as the H1N1 flu.

A spokesperson from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the sick child is at the Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, according to KRGV. 2,000 H1N1 vaccinations are being brought to the air base, where more than 1,000 illegal immigrant minors are currently staying.

Congressman Louie Gohmert told Breitbart Texas that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--the agency currently caring for many of the unaccompanied minors--is not doing an adequate job of screening and treating diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

so, let me get this straight.

The current administration has, overtly, and covertly, encouraged illegal immigrant minors to come to the US. In fact, the federal register was advertising for people to accompany them into the US.

If you think this sudden flood of illegal immigrant children is spontaneous, think again. According to a “help wanted” Request For Information (RFI) posted on FedBizOpps.gov, the feds were looking for vendors to help escort unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in JANUARY of this year. The specific vendor requirements state: ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Transport will be required for either category of UAC or individual juveniles, to include both male and female juveniles. There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total: 25% local ground transport, 25% via ICE charter and 50% via commercial air. Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/06/feds-advertised-escort-services-unaccompanied-alien-children-january/#L87ASdTLh2Skr0Wa.99

This country is trillions of dollars in debt, and cannot take care of our Vets, many of whom are dying because of a deliberate lack of health care, and sleeping in our streets.

Many of these kids are coming in with illnesses far worse than this flu; some have a very agressive form of tuberculosis. HHS is doing a lousy job of inspecting, and treating these kids.

So the question is, why would the Federal government invite a groundswell of kids who cannot work,will cost billions to care for and educate?!?

The answer is three-fold, and amazingly cynical.

The Federal government wants to force the immigration reform issue on Congress, and create generations of people who will be Democratic voters for life.

Secondly, illegal labor always drives down wages, which is precisely what big corporations love to see happen.

Third: given that many of these 14 to 17 year old boys are being housed on reactivated army bases, Obama may be creating a clandestine, domestic army, one that will not hesitate to shoot real Americans during domestic unrest or gun seizures.

Jun 27 07:34

US now wrestling with intelligence gaps in Iraq

CIA officers in Iraq have largely stayed in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011, current and former officials say, allowing a once-rich network of intelligence sources to wither.

That is a major reason, they say, why the U.S. was surprised by the recent offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which has seized a large portion of Iraq.

“This is a glaring example of the erosion of our street craft and our tradecraft and our capability to operate in a hard place,” said John Maguire, who helped run CIA operations in Iraq in 2004. “The U.S. taxpayer is not getting their money’s worth.”

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And so no one in this government saw this current melt-down coming?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Jun 27 06:29

EBay Rejects Hermann Goering's Mercedes-Benz as Auction Item

Auction website eBay has refused to list a World War II-era Mercedes Benz once owned Hermann Goering, a Nazi leader who commanded the German air force, citing a policy prohibiting the sale of offensive items.

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Reader comment: BMW, Mercedes auto makers worked for Hitler and Germany even involved in making aircrafts..
Mercedes cars are good selling car around the world includes Israel...

Japanese Mitsubishi was making aircrafts during WWII, but that does not matter. What matters is a private car of a German officer called Georing who has been dead over a half a century ago , his car is banned from auctioning on E-Bay.

Jun 26 13:45

Commentary on the Bill of Rights.

As the United States government continues its war against the nation created in 1779, it has become all too obvious that many Americans, although they will talk about the Bill of Rights, remain unclear as to what it says and what it means. Partly that is due to endless government and corporate media spin, and partly because the language spoken in this nation has changed so much from the time of the writing of the Constitution to the present day, that many people are confused as to what was actually intended. On the occasion of the New York Times publishing an op-ed calling for the abandonment of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I offer some clarification.

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Jun 26 13:32

Crash captain left helm for ‘drunken 3-way sex romp’

A fishing boat smashed head on into runway approach lights at La?Guardia Airport early Sunday after the vessel’s drunken captain deserted the helm for a three-way sex romp — exposing a stunning security weakness, sources told The Post.

Police were unable to reach the boat to determine whether it was a threat for about 30 minutes, even though a Port Authority police vessel was tied up at a nearby dock.

There was no crew available to operate it because, in a money-saving move, the PA had decided to operate its navy only during daylight hours.

The PA Police Department finally had to call for help from the NYPD’s Harbor Unit.

Jun 26 09:38

Feds Spent $4.8 Billion on Obamacare Exchanges So Far

The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The funding was provided by a section of the Affordable Care Act that allowed for “indefinite” funding at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incurring significant administrative costs to support [federally-facilitated exchanges] FFE operations,” the report, which was released earlier this month, said.

Jun 26 08:42

Baldwin Hills Mall Shooting | Los Angeles Mall Shooting, 26 June 2014 | VIDEO FOOTAGE

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Okay, this is one case where SSRIs may not have been a factor (but we do not know for certain). The shooter was caught shoplifting and when confronted by mall security, produced a weapon, fired some shots which hit nobody, then fled.

Jun 26 06:24

SR 287 Trey Gowdy Stuns IRS Chief

Jun 26 06:03

Watertown man charged in murder

A $1 million cash bond was set Friday for a 29-year-old man charged with murder in a sword attack at a boarding house in Watertown Thursday.

Young Jae Choi was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dustin M. Vander Heyden, 27, Watertown.

After his arrest, Choi claimed to be God and told police the universe wanted him to kill Vander Heyden, the criminal complaint states.

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Anti-depressants for sure!!!!!!

Jun 25 10:11

Freedompalooza 2014 coming July 3rd - July 6th this year

For those lovers of Liberty and Truth, there is NOTHING like Freedompalooza (FP4) going on in this country. Most say they love the truth, but most cant handle it.

Freedompalooza is about bringing the best truth speakers in the country and matching it up with great music, and then ending each night with a killer bonfire where Patriots become friends...

Please join us for a weekend to remember...

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Paul Topete from the band Pokerface and co-organizer of Freedompalooza will be calling into today's radio show.

Jun 25 06:59

Surprise, surprise: Gary Oldman apologizes

After being roundly condemned by the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center for what they consider anti-Semitic comments defending Mel Gibson in a Playboy interview, Gary Oldman has apologized with a statement to both groups.

But for some reason, he did not apologize to other groups and people he insulted, including gays, African Americans and Nancy Pelosi.

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Those others can't wreck his career for exercising his right to freedom of speech!

See The New McCarthyism.

Jun 25 06:55

168 children rescued, 281 pimps arrested in mass sex-trafficking sting

A week-long operation across the US against child sex trafficking has resulted in the rescue of almost 170 children and the arrest of 281 pimps, according to the FBI.

The law enforcement operation represents the latest effort on behalf of the FBI’s Innocence Lost program, which since its 2003 creation has resulted in the recovery of some 3,600 children who faced sexual exploitation. In addition to arrests and child recoveries operations have resulted in 1,450 criminal convictions, 14 life in prison terms and the seizure of over $3.1 million.

Jun 24 12:02

U.S. Archivist David Ferriero: the IRS “did not follow the law”

Rep. Trey Gowdy hammered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen when he said that he found the IRS of no wrong doing. Gowdy pressed Koskinen on how he knows there was no criminal wrongdoing when he hasn’t looked at criminal statutes.

Gowdy blasted Koskinen and shouted, “You don’t have any idea of criminal wrongdoing or not!”

Gowdy, a former persecutor, told Koskinen that there is a “negative inference” because of the inability of the IRS to retrieve the Lerner emails that the IRS claim were destroyed.

It turns out though the IRS did break the law according to U.S. Archivist David Ferriero.

According to FreeBeacon.com, U.S. Archivist David Ferriero of the National Archives and Records Administration told Rep. Tim Walberg (R., Mich.) that the IRS “did not follow the law” when they failed to notify his administration that they had lost Lois Lerner’s email records.

Jun 24 10:39

Project Freedom USA

Mobilize with Jim Traficant!
end the IRS;Divorce the FED; Restore Honest Money

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Jim Traficant will be our on-air guest in the third hour of today's radio show.

Jun 24 08:02

'You have a problem with credibility': IRS chief comes under fire at House hearing

Embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen weathered another round of heated questioning at a Monday night hearing where lawmakers challenged his credibility over the discovery that years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have gone missing.

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Jun 24 08:01

So That’s Why They Kept the Drone Kill Memo Secret

In the end, the memo admits that calling something a war isn’t good enough; the targeted victim has to have been an imminent threat to the United States. But who gets to decide whether he or she was that? Why, whoever does the killing of course. And what happens if nobody ever even makes an unsupported assertion to that effect? Nothing, of course.

This is not the rule of law. This is savage brute force in minimal disguise. I don’t want to see any more of these memos. I want to see the video footage of the drone murders on a television. I want to see law professors and revolving-door State Department / human rights group hacks argue that dead children fall under the public authority justification.

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These extrajudicial assassinations are both illegal, and immoral; it is interesting to consider that this method of murder is one of President Obama's absolute favorite way of doing away with someone who, in the President's view, desperately need to be "neutralized"

Jun 23 12:32

Mike Rivero on Joyce Riley's "The Power Hour" 6-23-2014

Jun 23 10:31

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Imagine if you will,… one Woman with more sense than the entire U. S. Gove put together.

Jun 23 10:01

US Funds "Terror Studies" to Dissect and Neutralize Social Movements

Since the meltdown of 2008, U.S. universities have collaborated with the Pentagon to study dynamics of social movements, worldwide. The goal of “terrorism studies” is “to find possible vectors of resistance, which are to be identified and eradicated, like a disease.” The Minerva Initiative, like NSA spying, sees the entire planet as “enemy territory.”

The U.S. Department of Defense is immersed in studies about...people like you. The Pentagon wants to know why folks who don’t themselves engage in violence to overthrow the prevailing order become, what the military calls, “supporters of political violence.” And by that they mean, everyone who opposes U.S military policy in the world, or the repressive policies of U.S. allies and proxies, or who opposes the racially repressive U.S. criminal justice system, or who wants to push the One Percent off their economic and political pedestals so they can’t lord it over the rest of us. (I’m sure you recognize yourself somewhere in that list.)

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As a Christian Pacifist who never advocates violence, abhors the use of war as a means to settle geopolitical disputes, but does advocate logic, reason, and compassion in both this country's domestic and foreign policies, how in heaven's name could I possibly be characterized as a threat?!?

Am I "dissatisfied" with the status quo in this country? You can bet on that. But would I ever indulge in violence to change it?

The short answer is, never.

But the late President Kennedy said it best: "when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable".

IF the Minerva Research Initiative wants to do something constructive, it has to figure out how money is available to all strata of society, and not just to the money junkies.

Jun 23 09:37

Gallup Poll Finds Confidence in Congress Lowest of Any Institution Ever

By now, you’d think the lack of confidence in Congress had hit an irreducible minimum. In 2013, a Gallup survey showed that only 10% of Americans had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in the national legislature. But no, that apparently wasn’t as low as you can go.

Gallup’s latest survey shows that only 7% of Americans have confidence in Congress. That’s not just the lowest number since Gallup began asking that question in 1973, but the lowest confidence figure for any institution about which it has polled.

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Give the current state of the US Congress, I am actually shocked that the number appears this high!!

Jun 23 09:22

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.

“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.

“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”

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I wonder just how long this will go on before there will be a massive water-related health epidemic here, or before there will be massive riots in the city of Detroit.

One way or another, it is only a matter of time.

Jun 22 05:53

Lost Emails? The IRS Has a Contract with an Email Backup Company

As IRS commissioner John Koskinen sat on Capitol Hill belatedly informing a Congressional committee of the "disappearance" of years of email communications from a host of IRS employees under investigation--including Lois Lerner--it was discovered that the IRS had hired an email backup company to prevent just such a loss of data.

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The story is spreading all over the net today and by tomorrow the corporate media will be forced to acknowledge it.

Jun 21 10:23

IRS head won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize to Congress Friday for losing e-mails related to its targeting of conservative groups, saying it's still attempting to recover the data and it's too soon to know how many e-mails are missing.

"I don't think an apology is owed," Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee.

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