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Apr 23 19:14

Woman upset after London airport forces her to dump breast milk - all 15 litres of it

Aviation officials at London's Heathrow Airport forced a nursing mother to dump nearly four gallons (nearly 15 litres) of breast milk, including a sizable amount that was frozen, the woman says.

It was weapons grade.

Apr 23 16:46

German politician arrested in Berlin for insulting Turkish president

During a rally supporting comedian Jan Boehmermann, Bruno Kramm, the head of the Berlin branch of Germany’s Pirate Party, was arrested for “insulting a representative of a foreign state” by quoting a line from the comic’s satirical poem slamming Erdogan. German police arrested Kramm while he was conducting a “literary analysis” of the German comedian’s satirical poem in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin during a protesy

Apr 23 13:53

College Board deletes discussion on monetary/banking reforms as ‘not related to teaching AP Economics;’ Emperor’s New Clothes naked debt continues waddling down US pot-holed streets

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

This article documents a discussion among Advanced Placement Macroeconomic teachers I initiated on our discussion board. Because this topic concerns literally ~$1,000,000 near-instant benefits for each average US household, Americans literally have nothing more valuable for their attention.

Highlights of this discussion:

Game-changing data revealing our .01% looting of trillions, along with solutions to reverse this condition were met with two leading teachers’ denial and straw man arguments. Of course, this is the opposite of professional academic discussion. Zero colleagues spoke-up in support or interest of this data.

My pointing to these two colleagues’ straw man arguments with a step-by-step introduction to see the data was met with silence; both from the two opposing colleagues and everyone else.

Apr 23 11:10

Obama Green Lighted the Heroin Epidemic

Barack Obama ended opium eradication efforts in Afghanistan in 2009, effectively green lighting Afghan opium production and the Afghan heroin trade. By 2010, all US efforts to eradicate Afghan opium ceased. It has been US policy to allow Afghan opium growing and the heroin trade since. US heroin deaths tripled from 3,036 in 2010 to 10,574 in 2014 as a result. Vanda Felbab-Brown at the Brookings Institution. a liberal think tank that often writes reports supporting the Obama Administration, penned “No Easy Exit: Drugs and Counternarcotics Strategies in Afghanistan” in advance of the April 2016 UN Summit on Drugs (UNGASS). No way out for Uncle Sam is more like it. The report is notable for what it omits, which is any mention of the heroin epidemic, the deadliest illicit drug epidemic in history, or any of the tens of thousands of Americans killed by heroin since Obama took office.

Apr 23 10:04

Israel puts poet under house arrest

Dareen Tatour has long dreamed of seeing her poems translated from Arabic into other languages — so that they reach people across the world.

One of her poems has indeed been translated recently, but not in the way she had hoped.

A Hebrew version of “Resist, my people, resist them” was read aloud by an Israeli police officer at a Nazareth court hearing on 13 April. Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on the contents of that poem, the Arabic original of which is available on YouTube.

Although the poem urges resistance to Israel, it does not call for specific acts of violence. Rather, it draws attention to violent attacks on Palestinians by Israelis.

Apr 23 09:46

Human rights complaint filed against controversial newspaper

An Ottawa human rights lawyer has filed a human right complaint for the controversial Your Ward News newspaper.

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The Editor-In-Chief of the largest anti-Marxist newspaper in the world was being interviewed by a TV reporter and to her shock, on television to millions of viewers of the top newscast in Toronto, he praised Hitler and denied the holohoax. It turns out that he was being interviewed after a Human Rights complaint was launched for hate speech. He's so nonchalant about it. This is BIG NEWS here in Canada. Even when I went down the street to get a coffee this morning, everyone in the shop was talking about it ...

Apr 23 09:31

Weather Channel Founder Slams Global Warming: "The Theory Has Failed"

If Bill Nye had his way, Weather Channel founder John Coleman would be heading for jail. Having spent more than 60 years as a meteorologist, Coleman penned a pointed rebuke to "the science guy's" vehement faith in the 'science' of climate change, exclaiming that "science has taken a back seat at The UN... get politics out of the climate debate."

On this Earth Day 2016, there is a great deal of frenzy about how our Earth is going to become uninhabitable, as the civilized activities of man allegedly trigger unstoppable global warming and climate change.

With the Obama administration set to commit the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement by signing our nation onto the document Friday, it is obvious that science has taken a back seat at the United Nations.

Apr 23 08:45

Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone

Apr 23 08:40

Erdogan Wants Everyone Criticizing Him Prosecuted

In Turkey, dissent is a criminal offense. Anyone criticizing Erdogan or exposing regime wrongdoing risks arrest, prosecution and imprisonment on charges ranging from insulting the president to espionage, treason or terrorism.

Apr 23 08:20

HILLARY ON USING EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO TAKE GUNS: “AMEN”

During an event in Philadelphia, a Hillary-supporting gun control advocate rose to urge Clinton to take on “the sons and daughters” of former NRA icon and legendary actor Charlton Heston.

“We need you to be able to use your executive powers to legislate that you can’t carry guns in cars,” said the man, adding, “You can’t bring guns in buildings that are not insured to carry them.”

Apr 23 05:44

How Long Before Global Financial System Fails?

The global economy turned down in earnest already in 2006 but with a massive worldwide printing and lending program, the world has had a temporary stay of execution. But the effect of this fabricated money has now come to an end. And what else would you expect. To print money that has no value or to lend money that doesn’t exist can never create wealth or save anybody. The downturn will soon start to accelerate and eventually lead to a total failure of the financial system and sovereign defaults. But no one must believe that there will be a sudden implosion or a “reset” that solves or changes everything. Instead, what we will experience is a process with things deteriorating at a fast pace but without one single event that overnight changes everything.

Apr 23 03:56

First, Let’s Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11

(*And unfortunately , this long winded , humongous pile of BEX , coming From The NATIONAL REVIEW does just about everything EXCEPT; Get The Facts Straight .)

Apr 23 03:28

Eurosceptics Pour Scorn On Obama

Eurosceptics pour scorn on Obama's warning against Brexit
Senior Tories condemn ‘lame duck’ US president after he said an independent UK would be at back of trade deal queue

Senior Eurosceptic Conservatives have dismissed Barack Obama’s suggestion that the UK would be “at the back of the queue” in negotiations for a US trade agreement if it left the European Union.

Cabinet ministers accused the “lame duck” US president of making meaningless threats to blackmail the British people into voting to remain in Europe. Others pointed out that Europe and the US had never struck a free trade agreement anyway, and claimed Obama was being manipulated by Downing Street.

Chris Grayling, the leader of the House of Commons, said: “We should not give up our independence just because of what President Obama said.”

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Apr 23 03:18

PA Delegates Could Swing GOP Race

In Pennsylvania, delegates may have the power to swing GOP presidential race
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While most states award convention delegates on a winner-take-all or proportional basis, 54 of Pennsylvania’s 71 delegates — three for each of 18 congressional districts — are officially unbound to a candidate and do not have to announce their intentions before Tuesday’s vote. The winners can vote for whomever they want at the convention.
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The complexities of the process mean Trump could once again come up short on delegates despite winning the popular vote. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told reporters after Trump’s victory in New York on Tuesday that Pennsylvania has “a very difficult process” of selecting delegates.

“I don’t want to get into the intricacies of our Pennsylvania strategy, but I think we’ll make sure people know who the Trump delegates are,” he said.

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Apr 23 02:53

Warren For Possible Clinton VP ?

Elizabeth Warren For VP Possible As Clinton Hints At Clinton/Warren Dream Ticket
Hillary Clinton's campaign chairmen John Podesta hinted that women are being considered to Clinton's running mate, and immediately lit the speculation that a dream ticket with Elizabeth Warren is possible.
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Just to make the hint a bit more obvious, The Boston Globe reported:

Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential options will include a woman, a top campaign official said in an interview — creating the possibility of an all-female ticket emerging from the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton wants “the best person to make the case to the American people,” her campaign chairman, John Podesta, told the Globe. “We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there is no question that there will be women on that list,” he said, adding that staffers are still focused on clinching the primary.

Apr 22 17:21

No One Works in 1 in 5 U.S. Families

There were one in five families in the United States in 2015, or 19.7 percent, in which no one in the family worked, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Apr 22 17:14

Is Cruz Cracking Up?

Even with Trump poised to win Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania next Tuesday, TC insists, in classic Napoleonic fashion, that everything is falling into place for him.

Apr 22 17:04

Leave Jackson on the $20… He’s just right for US greenback

Changes are coming to our fiat currency. Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 and both the $5 and $10 will also be reworked, ostensibly in the name of “inclusion” and “diversity,” but also to prevent against “counterfeiting.” Funny because the United States has been running the printing presses nonstop for the last decade in an attempt to “save the economy.” Nothing like legal counterfeiting to combat illegal counterfeiting.

Apr 22 16:55

The PC Takeover : Our American Cultural Revolution

PC now substitutes for ethics because of our ignorance and moral blindness. We reject the great teachers of the past and those inherited religious teachings that remain relevant for our collective existence, and this has resulted in cultural and social chaos.

Apr 22 16:49

VA Gov Gives 200,000 Felons Voting Rights…

McAuliffe restores voting rights for 206K ex-felons; GOP calls it move to boost Clinton

Apr 22 15:34

Counted - People killed by police in the US

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Interactive analysis.

Apr 22 14:00

Virginia Governor Allows Convicted Felons To Vote In Boost To Hillary's Election Odds

As the Richmond Times Dispatch reports, Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed an order to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in Virginia. The order applies to nonviolent and violent felons, and according to a confidential draft of research for the order obtained by the Richmond Times Dispatch, is authorized under the Constitution of Virginia. Why this surprising announcement now? As Reuters says, the "move that could help the Democratic nominee in November's presidential election."

In other words Hillary's elections chances just jump thanks to the support of convicted criminals as at least one state allowed them to vote. Expect many more states to follows.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

This country has morphed from a democratic republic to a dictatorial thuggocracy!!

Apr 22 12:40

EU WANTS 'SINGLE-CLICK' ACCESS TO PERSONAL DATA

The EU plans to create a single access point for the authorities to look at people's personal data, including fingerprints and facial scans, by linking up to a dozen border and law enforcement databases, interior ministers said on Thursday (21 April). The announcement follows the adoption of a controversial law to collect flight data information of everyone flying into and out of Europe as part of a larger pan-national bid to crack down on potential terrorists and other criminal suspects. “Our data systems must be complementary, searchable, interoperable, and interconnected with one single click,” EU commissioner for home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Luxembourg, where EU interior ministers are meeting.

Apr 22 10:05

HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINS TEXAS COPS TO DEAL WITH RIOTS

The Department of Homeland Security oversaw a first of its kind three day training exercise in Texas this week during which police officers from fifteen different departments took part in drills on how to deal with riots and conduct mass arrests.

Dozens of McLennan Community College students posed as unruly demonstrators during the drill, which took place at the McLennan Community College Emergency Services Education Center.

“This type of training has never been in Texas before,” training coordinator Jay Fonville told the Waco Tribune.

Apr 22 10:04

These SEC Insider Emails Reveal Why No Bankers Have Gone To Jail

This is where the email trail proving the SEC should be immediately disbanded and its tasks handed off to an impartial, third-party, ideally private agency, begins:

Muoio, who had worked at the agency for years, told colleagues that he had seen the “devasting [sic] impact our little ol’ civil actions reap on real people more often than I care to remember. It is the least favorite part of the job. Most of our civil defendants are good people who have done one bad thing.”

In this case, Muoio is referring to career criminals who have violated securities laws on countless ocasions, but for whatever reason, he believes that bringing justice to these "real people" is the "least favorite part of the job." Incidentally bringing justice to criminals is the only part of his job, but he believes they deserve a chance because they have "done one bad thing."

Apr 22 09:37

SECRET COURT TAKES ANOTHER BITE OUT OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

Defenders of the NSA's mass spying have lost an important talking point: that the erosion of our privacy and associational rights is justified given the focus of surveillance efforts on combating terrorism and protecting the national security. That argument has always been dubious for a number of reasons. But after a November 2015 ruling [.pdf] by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was unsealed this week, it's lost another chunk of its credibility. The ruling confirms that NSA's warrantless spying has been formally approved for use in general criminal investigations. The national security justification has been entirely blown.

The amicus appointed by the FISC, Amy Jeffress a former DOJ attorney, argued:

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This program violates the 4th Amendment, which guarantees Americans freedom from unreasonable search and seizure.

This is why the 4th Amendment was created: to enshrine these rights in the Bill of Rights.

I would politely suggest that the FISC court has absolutely no reason for being in the first place, except to guarantee some judicial bureaucrats the only jobs they could find when they realized that were pathologically incapable of being employed in the private sector.

Apr 22 09:28

FBI head: No timetable for completing Clinton email probe

FBI Director James Comey says there's no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

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So, they are simply going to delay things until after the election, like they did with Nixon (and look how that turned out). Comey may be opening himself up to a charge of misprision of espionage!

Apr 22 09:26

AFTER FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, 76-YO VET SENTENCED TO DIE IN PRISON FOR TREATING HIS ILLNESS WITH CANNABIS

As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — for simple possession of cannabis.

Brooker had been treating multiple chronic conditions with cannabis he grew in his son’s backyard; but when officials in Alabama officials discovered the three dozen plants, they threw him in prison for life — without the possibility of parole.

Thanks to a pointless mandatory minimum sentencing catchall — and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear his case this week — Brooker has been left little recourse but to ultimately die in jail for treating his ailments with a plant.

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The prosecutor in this case must be very pleased with himself; another scalp on the belt, I am sure, must have made him nothing less than ecstatic.

And that the Supreme Court refused to hear it makes them culpable in the quicker death this man in prison than he would most likely have had outside of captivity.

But the way this case came down, on a 76 year old, decorated Veteran, dealing with multiple, chronic illnesses has to be insult to injury, and never should have happened.

This is what happens when you have a "one size fits all" piece of legislation which is so clumsily constructed that there is no room for either mercy or justice.

Apr 22 07:56

A Great Awakening: Public Support For Fake "Free Trade" Deals Plunges

Public opposition to the sovereignty killing corporate giveaway marketed as a free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become so widespread that all the leading candidates for the U.S. Presidency are publicly against it. Specifically, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are virulently opposed, while Hillary Clinton is pretending to be against it in order to harvest votes.

Apr 22 07:41

Dutch PM seeks answers from Ankara as local Turks urged to report those insulting Erdogan

The revelations have led to an outcry in the Netherlands, with a Dutch journalist telling RT that the campaign by the Turks is "aimed against everything that's being shared on Twitter, Facebook and even in private emails.” Frederike Geerdink, who is also an author, mentioned that Ankara is trying to “influence how Dutch Turks behave.”

"Politicians in Holland worry, they say this is what in Holland is called 'the long arm of Ankara,' meaning that the government in Ankara tries to get a grip on their diaspora communities" in various European countries, including Germany, Britain, Belgium, and now in the Netherlands, Geerdink said.

Apr 22 07:24

The Bankers Will Back Hillary Against Trump

The bankers will be backing Hillary with unlimited money. If Trump becomes the nominee, you will see a major effort to put Hillary in the White House. If the bankers do not own the White House, they will be at serious risk between 2017-2020. Right now, they have been hit with big fines for clipping people in just about every market from metals to currencies. There is no possible way Hillary will release the transcripts of those speeches because they would reveal how much she is in their corner. Hillary’s response is simply that she does not believe the people are interested in those transcripts. Like her illegal server, she is the most secretive person in Washington circles in many years.

Apr 22 07:21

Bundy Sons Lose Bid for Release before Trial as Feds do all they can to Keep Cliven Bundy in Jail

Bundy Sons Lose Bid for Release before Trial as Feds do all they can to Keep Cliven Bundy in Jail

The absolutely ridiculous actions of the federal government and the State of Nevada against Cliven Bundy and his sons, along with many other patriots that stood with the Bundy’s at Bundy Ranch in 2014 against federal agents, who were acting against the words of the Constitution, is nothing more than totalitarianism. Federal prosecutors are attempting to keep the elder Bundy behind bars while Ammon and Ryan Bundy were denied pretrial release as a danger to the community and a risk not to return to court.

Understand that these men have not engaged in one act of violence, not one!

Apr 22 01:41

Obama: Britain MUST vote to remain in the European Union

Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War means America has a stake in the referendum debate.

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Apr 21 16:25

PC Crowd Gets Bankster Warrior Thrown Off $20 Bill

According to the apologists for centralized banking, those of us who “complain of the injustice of their government” are conspiracy nuts and supporters of a “slaver, ethnic cleanser, and tyrant.” -- It is true Jackson kept hundreds of slaves on his Hermitage plantation and imposed severe terms on the Creek and other Indians. It is also true he fought against the spoils system, advocated for the elimination of the electoral college, and called for term limits to fight against government corruption.

Apr 21 16:05

Huge Obamacare Premium Hikes Planned in ’17…

Amid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs.

Apr 21 15:46

The Free Market vs. Fraud

This can’t be said politely: the entire status quo in America is a fraud. The financial system is a fraud. The political system is a fraud. National Defense is a fraud.The healthcare system is a fraud. Higher education is a fraud. The mainstream corporate media is a fraud. Culture–from high to pop–is a fraud.

Apr 21 15:25

FBI spent over $1 million to unlock San Bernardino attacker's iPhone

(*Which loosley translates into The FBI spent our hard earnd dollars to hack an I-phone , with the intention to spy on all of us , only to come up empty on The San Bernadino suspects 'company' phone , like we all knew was going to happen , without spending a dime )

Apr 21 15:23

Spies' 'staggering' data requests revealed

Since 2005 successive Home Secretaries have authorised the collection of vast amounts of telecommunications data, documents reveal.

The documents also show that MI5 secretly collected large amounts of "anonymised" financial data.

Campaign group Privacy International said the documents show "the staggering extent of UK government surveillance".

Apr 21 12:48

ISRAEL, EGYPT, JORDAN, ENTER ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ INTELLIGENCE-SHARING AGREEMENT

The governments of Israel, Egypt and Jordan have entered an intelligence-sharing agreement aimed at joining forces against the Islamic State, which a senior Israeli military commander has described as “unprecedented”. The comment was made on Wednesday by Major General Yair Golan at a press conference hosted by Israel’s Foreign Press Association. General Golan has been serving as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces since late 2014.

Apr 21 12:38

UKRAINE’S NEW SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT IS A NEO-NAZI

So much for plausible deniability. While apologists and propagandists for the government in Kiev have tried their best to dismiss concerns about the government’s connection to neo-fascist movements, the jig is undeniably up. The new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, is a longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the national socialist party of Ukraine. The party was recently renamed Svoboda which, along with many neofascists, has seen its political fortunes rise in the wake of the 2014 US-backed coup. Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War.

Apr 21 12:26

BOMBSHELL: PANAMA PAPERS EXPOSE CLINTON’S ELITE AND CRIMINAL CAMPAIGN DONORS

As her clearly delusional and overtly corrupt supporters cheer her on, Hillary Clinton manages to avoid prosecution, scrutiny and maintains a public persona, thanks largely to the mainstream media, as if she is the nation’s wonderful mother figure. To the Futurama fans out there, however, the only motherly figure Hillary Clinton resembles is the not-so-wonderful Mom, from Momcorp. Still, her ardent supports overlook ties to the banking elite, her complete lack of accomplishments, and her horrific record overseas. But, thanks to the recently leaked Panama Papers, that public persona is getting peeled back layer by layer. Recently leaked names from the papers link the campaign financed-careers to Hillary and the former President Bill Clinton to those who use the offshore tax shelters. Not only do their financiers use unethical offshore tax-havens, but many of them out downright criminals.

Apr 21 12:23

LISTEN TO AN FBI “HONEYPOT” ON THE JOB

AFTER ONE WOMAN broke his heart, Khalil Abu Rayyan, a 21-year-old Michigan man, contemplated suicide. Then, when he confided his dark thoughts to another woman, she suggested he steer his violence toward other people. Both women, it turned out, were FBI honeypots, and one of the recorded conversations with Rayyan entered into ongoing court proceedings provides a rare glimpse into how federal informants work.

Apr 21 10:46

Sadr Threatens More Protests; 165 Killed in Iraq

Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on his followers to continue peaceful protests, while he warned the government against interfering with the demonstrations. Currently, the protesters are limited to using Tahrir Square. Sadr also asked lawmakers who are loyal to him to cease participating in a sit-in that is underway inside Parliament, so that a quorum can be reached. However, he doesn’t want them participating in any voting or procedures except electing a new Cabinet.

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The deaths here are horrific,and the US government has no one but itself to blame here for the immoral and illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, coupled with de-Baathifcation.

And Muqtada al Sadr?!?

He isn't going anywhere.

And to those in the bowels of power in DC, who might be mulling some kind of assassination strike against him, to protect the Al-Abadi government; in the immortal words of Tony Soprano "Fuggetaboutit!"

What this would do is generate a revolution in Iraq that would make the 79 revolution in Iran seem like a walk in the woods for American interests in this country.

Apr 21 10:11

US death row study: 4% of defendants sentenced to die are innocent

At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.

A team of legal experts and statisticians from Michigan and Pennsylvania used the latest statistical techniques to produce a peer-reviewed estimate of the “dark figure” that lies behind the death penalty – how many of the more than 8,000 men and women who have been put on death row since the 1970s were falsely convicted.

The team arrived at a deliberately conservative figure that lays bare the extent of possible miscarriages of justice, suggesting that the innocence of more than 200 prisoners still in the system may never be recognised.

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But they look good on some prosecutor's resume, and that's what matters!

Apr 21 10:09

UK Brexit Vote Consequences For US: Amid Tied Polls, Obama To Encourage EU Solidarity Ahead Of Referendum

On the occasion of a diplomatic visit to Britain this week, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to weigh in on the continuing Brexit debate and urge British citizens to consider keeping the country in the European Union when they vote in the June referendum.

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"See, we need the EU to stick together, then merge with the NAU, and everywhere else, to create a global government ... with me as its supreme leader for life!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 09:54

9/11 coverup czar Zelikow "doesn't know what the real story is"

Philip Zelikow, a self-described expert in "the creation and maintenance of public myths," wrote the 9/11 Commission Report in chapter outline before the Commission even convened.

Zelikow, architect of the Bush Doctrine of framing criminal wars of aggression as "pre-emptive wars," is the co-author of an astonishingly precognitive 1998 Foreign Affairs article speculating about the likely political and cultural consequences of a massive Pearl Harbor style event such as the destruction of the World Trade Center – a catastrophe that, he said, would split time into a dimly-remembered "before" and an Orwellian "after."

Zelikow is on record stating that the 9/11 wars were not about defending the US from any threat. Instead, they were about "the threat that dare not speak its name" – the threat to Israel.

Apr 21 09:52

Landmark $15M settlement in Census Bureau background-check lawsuit

In 2010, Houser, then 69, became a lead plaintiff in the federal class-action suit against the Census Bureau. The suit alleged the bureau's hiring policies involving criminal-background checks discriminated disproportionately against African Americans and Latinos, because their arrest and conviction rates tend to be higher.

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So, basically, an employer can now be sued for refusing to hire past criminals in certain ethnic groups.

Apr 21 09:49

2016: the Year Americans Learned Their Elections Are Rigged

The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.

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Apr 21 09:35

The Mainstream Media Proclaims Democrats' Race Over, but Ignore Undemocratic Primary Process

The inclusion of superdelegates and exclusion of independents from many Democratic primaries makes the Democratic Party far less democratic than many assumed. This is the prerogative of the Party, of course. But the mainstream media have a responsibility to let people know all this, for the purpose of assessing the significance of a given primary outcome.

What do you think?

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I think it is time to invest in tar and feathers.

Apr 21 09:31

West Haven I-95 billboard on USS Liberty is anti-Israel, critics charge

A billboard on Interstate 95 is sparking outrage from a local lawyer and criticism from the Anti-Defamation League for what they say is its anti-Israel message.

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It is an established historical fact that Israel did indeed attack the USS Liberty, killing 34 American servicemen and wounding 174. Saying that reporting Israel's crimes is anti-Israel is like saying reporting on the crimes of the Nazis is anti-German!

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Now, if you want to live in a world where Israel's government decides what you can know and not know ... please move to Israel, and leave our freedom of speech alone!

Apr 21 09:02

Koch brothers behind group attempting to derail ban on uranium mining in Grand Canyon: report

Billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are channeling money into an Arizona-based organization that’s fighting a plan that would include a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.

A proposal to declare the area around the Grand Canyon a national monument – Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument – calls for protecting 1.7m acres of land from uranium mining. A number of environmental groups and native tribes as well as the vast majority of Arizonans support the plan.

Still, a handful of Arizona Republicans and a major not-for-profit group are trying to block it. Much of the group’s efforts apparently are being funded by the Koch brothers, according to Greg Zimmerman of the Center for Western Priorities.

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IF something being pushed is environmentally vile but potentially enormously profitable, look for this "gruesome twosome" to be close at hand.

Apr 21 08:56

Israel - Map Censorship

What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.

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Apr 21 08:55

SAUDI PR FIRM RAN TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR SYRIAN OPPOSITION COALITION AKA ISIS

n 2014, consultants at the PR firm Qorvis developed content for the Saudi Arabia embassy's YouTube and Twitter pages, and ran the Twitter account for the Syrian Opposition Coalition.

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The following can be read on the website of Qorvis MSLGROUP: and please note the timing of the date in the blurb:

, Qorvis MSLGROUP: Qorvis MSLGROUP works with the Saudi Embassy to affirm the importance of the Saudi/U.S. relationship. Since 2001, Qorvis MSLGROUP has implemented a multifold campaign; including, media relations, advertising, government relations, grassroots action, and social and digital media. The overall objectives are to reach out to the media with factual information and provide access to Saudi officials; promote Saudi Arabia as an ally in the war on terrorism; meet with key law makers on the Hill, as well as within the administration, to emphasize Saudi Arabia as a strategic ally; and educate the American people about Saudi Arabia and the region.

I have to wonder; was it before or after 9/11 that this group was engaged by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?!?

And please remember; Saudi financing spawned many terrorist organisations.

As reported at salon.com in January of 2016:

“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most cited thinkers in human history. The counsel may sound simple and intuitive — that’s because it is. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. ignores it. Journalist Abby Martin devoted an episode of her show “The Empire Files” to exploring the Saudi-U.S. relationship. The episode, aptly titled “Inside Saudi Arabia: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt,” displays the brutality of the monarchy in excruciating detail. “If the Saudi kingdom were an enemy of the U.S. government, we’d be shown these images and facts every day on the mainstream media,” Martin observes. The internal repression and human rights abuses inside Saudi Arabia is one thing. Perhaps even more troubling, however, is the monarchy’s support for violent religious extremism. It is here that Chomsky’s advice on stopping terrorism becomes so important. By continually aligning itself with the Saudi regime, the U.S. is fueling the very fire it is fighting in the so-called War on Terror. Saudi Arabia is a theocratic absolute monarchy that governs based on an extreme interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law). It is so extreme, it has been widely compared to ISIS. Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud characterized Saudi Arabia in an op-ed in The New York Times as “an ISIS that has made it.” “Black Daesh, white Daesh,” Daoud wrote, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia.” “In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other,” Daoud continued. “This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.” Since the November Paris attacks, in which 130 people were massacred in a series of bombings and shootings for which ISIS claimed responsibility, the West has constantly spoken of the importance of fighting extremism. At the same time, however, the U.S., U.K., France, and other Western nations have continued supporting the Saudi regime that fuels such extremism. Saudi political dissidents like Turki al-Hamad have constantly argued this point. In a TV interview, al-Hamad insisted the religious extremism propagated by the Saudi monarchy “serves as fuel for ISIS.” “You can see [in ISIS videos] the volunteers in Syria ripping up their Saudi passports,” al-Hamad said. “In order to stop ISIS, you must first dry up this ideology at the source. Otherwise you are cutting the grass, but leaving the roots. You have to take out the roots,” he added. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, scholar Yousaf Butt stressed that “the fountainhead of Islamic extremism that promotes and legitimizes such violence lies with the fanatical ‘Wahhabi’ strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia.” “If the world wants to tamp down and eliminate such violent extremism, it must confront this primary host and facilitator,” Butt warned. In the past few decades, the Saudi regime has spent an estimated $100 billion exporting its extremist interpretation of Islam worldwide. It infuses its fundamentalist ideology in the ostensible charity work it performs, often targeting poor Muslim communities in countries like Pakistan or places like refugee camps, where uneducated, indigent, oppressed people are more susceptible to it. Whether elements within Saudi Arabia support ISIS is contested. Even if Saudi Arabia does not directly support or fund ISIS, however, Saudi Arabia gives legitimacy to the extremist ideology ISIS preaches. What is not contested, on the other hand, is that Saudi elites in the business community and even segments of the royal family support extremist groups like al-Qaida. U.S. government cables leaked by WikiLeaks admit “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

To paraphrase the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: THERE's our problem!!"

As I type this, I am watching a little clip of President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia this week; and I am more than willing to bet that not a word was said about either domestic abuses of power, against internal Saudi critics, or the funding of violent Jihadists abroad.

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, the President has become the enabler-in-chief of a very inhumane regime and monarchy. Qorvis MSLGROUP, lying through its collective teeth, characterises the Saudi Government as "an ally in the war on terror" when, in fact, it is encouraging, and funding jihadists world-wide.

This CANNOT be allowed to stand.

Apr 21 08:45

It begins: Secretive FISA court rules FBI's NSA-style Surveillance programs should be used for ordinary crimes

Webmaster addition: FISA does not actually have jurisdiction inside the United States. The court is part of the FOREIGN Intelligence Surveillance Act, and only has legal jurisdiction for surveillance requests involving communications outside the United States.

Apr 21 08:42

Common Core Education: Surveillance and Sexualization of Children

Common Core is another manifestation of a long-held dream of the NWO manipulators to replace the family with the State, a plan laid out in novels such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which included reference to State hatcheries (i.e. State control of reproduction).

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Apr 21 08:40

EU IN TURMOIL: Hungary threatens REBELLION against Brussels over forced migration

Currently, EU countries are forced to comply with orders from Brussels to accept and settle a specified number of migrants.

Orban has described these quotas as “wrong-headed” and is now leading a group of other countries determined to re-take control of their borders.

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Apr 21 08:23

Private Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide in Breakfast Foods; FDA mum on Its Assessments

If you started your day off with a whole wheat bagel and a bowl of instant strawberries-and-cream-flavored oatmeal today, you might think you made some fairly healthy breakfast choices.

You might want to think again.

According to a report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health USA, testing procured from an independent laboratory found detectable levels of the herbicide glyphosate in oatmeal and bagels as well as coffee creamer and seven more products, for a total of 10 out of 24 breakfast food items showing levels of glyphosate - a chemical the World Health Organization’s cancer experts have linked to cancer.

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The cumulative effect of glyphosate has a murderous effect on the human system; Monsanto executives, and executives of the other large manufacturers of this kind of product product, should be tried, and convicted, for crimes against humanity.

Apr 21 08:10

Erdogan’s war on media: Sputnik Turkey chief banned from entering Istanbul, told to fly to Russia

Russian news agency Sputnik’s Turkish bureau chief has been blacklisted by Ankara, who refused him entry to the country in an airport, and seized his residence permit and press credentials.

“I landed in Istanbul at 0:40 today with Aeroflot’s flight 2134. The border control staff held me at the passport control for some 10 minutes, then ushered me to the passenger control premises without explaining anything,” Sputnik’s Turkish bureau Chief Tural Kerimov told RT from the waiting room for passengers attending inspection and screening at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.

Apr 21 08:10

German TV journalist refused entry to Turkey, detained in Istanbul airport

A TV journalist for German broadcaster ARD, who was going to the Turkish-Syrian border to report on refugees, spent six hours detained in the Istanbul airport after having been refused entry into Turkey.
“Denied entry into Turkey. There's a note against my name. I'm a journalist. Problem?” Volker Schwenck, the chief of ARD's Cairo bureau, wrote on Twitter.

Turkish authorities haven’t yet given any explanations to the journalist, ARD Tagesschau news service reported.

Apr 21 07:54

UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals

Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have systematically and secretly amassed a cache of data on UK citizens for the past 15 years — regardless of whether a particular individual is suspected of a crime.

Aka: mass surveillance.

Apr 21 07:51

THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE: DO OUR VOTES MATTER?

For those who wonder if such phenomena only happen to Republicans, Bernie Sanders can already “feel the spurn.” He won New Hampshire by a landslide (60 to 38 percent) only to discover that Hillary Clinton had been awarded the majority of delegates. This is because the Democratic Party has 717 “superdelegates” who support whomever they prefer, regardless of the wishes of voters or primary results.

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Apr 21 07:46

Obama’s UK visit: The hostile reception for US president over Brexit vote ‘meddling’

Looks like Obama's Brit trip is going well.

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“This is an unwelcome interference from the most anti-British American president there has ever been. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer,” Farage said.

Senior Tory ‘leave’ campaigners have been just as withering in their commentary, with US-born London Mayor Boris Johnson accusing Obama of “outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.”

Apr 21 06:46

Barry’s Illegal Immigration Scheme Is Illegal

All presidents from time to time have exercised a discretion upon individuals when it comes to enforcing laws that pose hardships. But none has done so for 4 million people, and none has written substitute laws of his own making. Until now.

Apr 21 05:25

QUEEN ELIZABETH TURNS 90, WITH $29 BILLION TO HER NAME

The U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth will ring in her 90th birthday on Thursday, and the monarch has every reason to celebrate. Not only has she already beaten the average U.K. life expectancy by nine years, she’s also among the top 25 richest people in the world. Just accounting for the tangible assets of the U.K. monarchy, the Queen sits on about £20 billion, or $28.8 billion, according to strategy consultancy Brand Finance. That is enough to put her 25th among the world’s richest on the Bloomberg Billionaire list, and ahead of high rollers such as investment guru George Soros, Microsoft MSFT, -0.55% CEO Steve Ballmer and Michael Dell.

Apr 20 17:58

Trump Spent $0.13 Per Vote in New York… Bernie Spent Most on NY Ads, Trump Spent Least

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump all have strong ties to New York, and they all approached their campaigns in the state very differently. A report from the Center for Public Integrity shows that, in dollars spent on radio and TV ads, Bernie Sanders spent about $9.03 per vote in New York. Hillary Clinton spent $3.62, and Trump only spent $0.13 per vote.

Apr 20 17:06

White Man Claims He’s a 7-Year-Old Chinese Female, Liberal Students Agree… (Seriously…)

A viral video posted to YouTube last week shows just how far liberal college students will go to deny basic facts and reality in the name of political correctness.

Apr 20 16:54

Cop Loses It After Couple Refuses Search: “You Got A Warrant?… Bye.”

Police protecting or serving, or a gestapo goon squad? You decide. Looks like someone forgot what the 4th Amendment is. And the 2nd Amendment. Aw heck, let’s just say the whole Bill of Rights.

Apr 20 16:46

Ted Cruz’s path is CLOSED

The path for Cruz to 1,237 delegates before the July convention in Cleveland is now officially closed: 674 delegates remain in the states ahead, and Cruz is 678 short of the magic number, according to an Associated Press tally. Worse, his double-digit victory in Wisconsin on April 5 has failed to produce a perceivable polling bounce in key upcoming states.

Apr 20 15:05

This man is sentenced to die in prison over marijuana

Lee Carroll Brooker, a 75-year-old disabled veteran, is sentenced to die in prison thanks to a mandatory sentence involving marijuana.

Brooker was growing about three dozen marijuana plants behind his son's house in Alabama, reportedly for his own medical use. But when Alabama officials found out, they prosecuted Brooker, putting him in prison for life without the possibility of parole.

Apr 20 15:04

Watchdog says press freedom in decline in ‘new era of propaganda’

World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda".

Apr 20 14:58

Mobs of Angry Investors Fight Market Rigging, Maul Deutsche Bank in Class-Action Lawsuit, other Banks Next

Prior to last week, Deutsche Bank made headlines for a string of huge losses and massive exposure to risky derivatives. The last time the firm’s shares traded at prices this low, the world was in the midst of 2008’s financial apocalypse.

Deutsche Bank didn’t need more bad news, but a group of investors who brought suit against the massive German bank for cheating them by rigging the London “fix” price for gold and silver certainly must be smiling. Last week, the bank offered to settle their class action suit for an undisclosed amount.

Apr 20 14:34

Internal campaign memo projects Trump will win 1,400 delegates at GOP convention

Donald Trump’s campaign advisers believe the billionaire mogul is emerging as the “prohibitive favorite” in the Republican presidential race and project that he will accumulate more than 1,400 delegates to secure the nomination on the first round of balloting at the party’s Cleveland convention, according to an internal campaign memorandum.

Apr 20 14:32

‘We fund terrorists, if those terrorists serve our purposes’ – retired US Lt. Col.

US authorities are continuing the gravy train for many Washington bureaucracies, increasing insecurity around the world, according to retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski . The more conflict the bigger the market place for arms, she adds.

Apr 20 14:24

US law enforcement bulking up on riot control gear…

Makers of riot control products are seeing increased demand from law enforcement bodies across America who fear Ferguson-style civil unrest hitting other areas of the country, according to a new report.

Apr 20 14:17

This Law would Really Leave Us Defenseless : Will the Feds Criminalize Real Encryption?

You have to admit that the US government has a pretty dismal record when it comes to computer security. In just the last year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of more than 20 million current and former federal government applicants and employees. The stolen data included more than six million fingerprints – considered the “gold standard” for proof of identity. If that wasn’t enough, the IRS acknowledged it also had suffered a massive data breach, with hackers stealing information of more than 300,000 taxpayers to claim more than $50 million in bogus refunds. And just a few months later, the IRS admitted that the system it used to identify taxpayers electronically had itself been hacked!

Apr 20 14:12

Orwellian Reality: Big Brother Watching You on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

MAKE SURE YOU SHARE THIS ARTICLE! :) The US Central Intelligence Agency has become increasingly focused on monitoring social media, according to a document obtained by The Intercept; the intelligence agency is pouring money in start-ups mining tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts.

Apr 20 14:04

Has the US Ever Been a Free Country?

Grown men – who themselves possess and consume various “drugs” decreed (arbitrarily) to be legal – think nothing of siccing dogs on people, taking their property, throwing them in cages… because they possess or consume some other “drug” just as arbitrarily decreed to be illegal. And are not ashamed or even slightly embarrassed.

Apr 20 13:16

Shock: Denver Schools To Patrol Students With Military-Style Rifles: "Certainly Ratchets Up A Notch"

Are they being protected from potential violence, or indoctrinated in a police state society where even children are under sharp suspicion, and misbehavior is criminalized?

A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, a move that appears unprecedented even as more schools arm employees in response to mass violence elsewhere.

The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns.

Because Sandy Hook...

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 20 13:09

Cruz now all but locked out of first-ballot win at convention

Ted Cruz’s faint hopes for a first-ballot Republican convention victory are all but mathematically impossible, thanks to Donald Trump’s landslide New York win Tuesday.

Apr 20 12:35

Pay Attention To The Economy Right Now, Because A Disturbing Series Of Events Seems To Be In Motion

Economic Collapse? Fed Issues an Ominous Warning to JPMorgan Chase and Leaders Flock to Secret Meetings

Apr 20 12:32

“This Will All Blow Up In The Fed’s Face,” Schiff Warns “Trump’s Right, America Is Broke”

“The trigger that’s going to really send us into a higher gear is going to be the admission by the Fed that the economy is weak or the markets figure it out on their own. There’s not a lot of stimulus left, all they’ve got is potentially negative rates and a huge round of quantitative easing, and this thing is going to blow up in the Fed’s face.”

Apr 20 12:27

What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama? — Ron Paul

If we are successful we may be able to force Congress to properly manage the transition by cutting spending in all areas and auditing, then ending the Federal Reserve. We may also be able to ensure the current crisis ends not just the Fed but the entire welfare-warfare state.

Apr 20 12:23

Rights Versus Wishes

As human beings, we all have certain natural rights. Of the rights we possess, we have a right to delegate them to the government. For example, we all have a natural right to defend ourselves against predators. Because we possess that right, we can delegate it to the government. By contrast, I do not have a right to take one person’s earnings to give to another. Because I have no such right, I cannot delegate it to the government. If I did take your earnings to provide medical services for another, it would rightfully be described and condemned as an act of theft. When government does the same, it’s still theft, albeit legalized theft.

Apr 20 12:12

Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

A federal employee of the National Park Service who offers guided tours of Independence Hall in Philadelphia -- the birthplace of the Constitution -- stunned a group of tourists this week by telling them the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were the product of "class elites who were just out to protect their privileged status."

Mary A. Hogan, a federal employee making in excess of $95,000 per year in salary and benefits, provided a tour Monday afternoon at Independence Hall laced with factual inaccuracies and disparaging comments about the Founders and the Constitution.

Apr 20 11:41

Australia’s Manus Island Refugee Detention Camp

The refugee processing system is incarceration by another name, a replica of torment and brutality that many asylum seekers flee. A calculus is at play: braving the lethal seas in the hope of arriving in Australia, only to be rendered to foreign Pacific centres with the charming hotel credentials of Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo. The only difference lies in the fashion sense: an absence of colourful jumpsuits.

The offshore gulag that Australian policy makers insist on running has effectively enacted the greatest grotesquery of an imperial project, a modern anti-refugee manifestation of the White Man’s Burden. It has strong-armed weaker, poorer states into a policing enterprise. It has done so through buccaneering private security firms. It has corrupted local officials in the higher goal of Australian security while brutalising segments of the local population.

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As reported in TIME magazine on line in March of 2014:

Canberra says it's a matter of security and deterring people smugglers, but detainees pay a heavy price RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People Should Stop Asking About Jon Snow Watch Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones Explain Why People… U.K. Will Be 'Permanently Poorer' If It Leaves E.U., Says Treasury Secretary U.K. Will Be 'Permanently Poorer' If It Leaves E.U., Says… Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race Donald Trump Still Way Ahead in New York Primary Race You Won't Believe What She Looks Like Now Promoted You Won't Believe What She Looks Like Now Recommended by In 1992, Australia introduced a mandatory detention policy for non-citizens entering the country without a valid visa. It was intended to be a risk-management tool, enabling the health and security status of refugees and illegal immigrants to be checked while preventing such arrivals from simply vanishing into the general population. While that sounds reasonable on paper, the reality is that there are today around 10,000 men, women and children detained indefinitely, without hope of release unless they agree to return to the countries they risked their lives to flee in the first place. Just under half that number are being held in squalid detention centers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the South Pacific island of Nauru that are breeding grounds for rape, rioting, malaria and mental illness, and that bear the look and feel of concentration camps. “If a liberal democracy decides a group of people, depending on where they come from, can have their liberty placed in jeopardy without the ability to defend themselves, then the consequences are very dire – not only for that specific group but for everyone in that country that supposedly lives under the rule of law,” says David Mann, head of the legal team at Melbourne’s Refugee and Immigration Legal Center. “It casts a very dark shadow over Australia’s commitment to human rights and fundamental respect for human dignity.” The government’s view is that Australia’s security must come first. “Security assessments are an important part of ensuring the safety of Australians,” the Attorney-General’s office told TIME. The authorities also say that holding asylum-seekers in places like PNG deters people smuggling. “The Government’s offshore processing policy is designed to prevent people smugglers sending illegal boats to Australia, which over the last five years has resulted in the deaths of over 1,100 people at sea and more than 15,000 people in camps around the world being denied resettlement in Australia, as their places were taken by people who arrived illegally by boat,” a spokesperson for the Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection said. “These policies are proving to be highly effective, with 75 days having passed without a successful people smuggling venture to Australia.” Critics however point to the harsh and often dangerous conditions of the camps. Last month, at a detention center on PNG’s Manus Island, a 23-year-old Iranian national, Reza Barati, was found dead with a blunt force trauma to the head, and 76 others refugees were shot or otherwise wounded, after local security guards responded to a protest by the 1,100 predominantly Middle Eastern asylum seekers kept there. The bloodshed sparked hundreds of candlelight vigils across Australia, including a 4000-strong protest in front of Sydney’s Town Hall. Hunger strikes took place at a number of other detention centers, and widespread condemnations were made by respected figures such former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, who oversaw the successful integration of thousands of Vietnamese refugees fleeing war in the late 1970s. Numerous social media campaigns have also surfaced to vent disapproval, including the website sorryasylumseekers.com where Australians post selfies taken while bearing placards reading “Not in my name".

Australia, you are better than this!!

Apr 20 11:36

NY DEMOCRAT: 2ND AMENDMENT DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE GUN CONTROL IS A WOMEN’S ISSUE

Sometimes I think that democrats have a pool to see who can say the dumbest thing about guns. If we were to check the leader board, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) would definitely be at the top. Her interpretaion is that the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms is irrelevant because gun control is a women’s issue. In other words, your Constitutional rights don’t matter so long as liberal women have a problem with it.

Apr 20 11:35

Machiavellian or dumb? Obama's take on Hillary Clinton's emails is hard to figure out

His efforts to minimize his former secretary of state's diversion of emails from government-secured servers to her own non-secure home server by calling it “careless” may actually harm her in the eyes of the public or even serve as a dog whistle to the FBI. That’s because carelessness is a species of negligence, and espionage, which is the failure to safeguard state secrets by removing them from their proper place of custody, is the rare federal crime that can be proved by negligence -- to be precise, gross negligence.

Gross negligence is the failure to perform a high legal duty with the great probability of an improper result -- for example, driving a car 90 miles per hour in New York's Times Square. The high legal duty Clinton had was to safeguard state secrets; the improper result is the exposure of those secrets contained in her emails.

What did she do that was criminal, and who was harmed by her behavior?

Apr 20 11:22

The bad smell hovering over the global economy

All is calm. All is still. Share prices are going up. Oil prices are rising. China has stabilised. The eurozone is over the worst. After a panicky start to 2016, investors have decided that things aren’t so bad after all.

Put your ear to the ground though, and it is possible to hear the blades whirring. Far away, preparations are being made for helicopter drops of money onto the global economy. With due honour to one of Humphrey Bogart’s many great lines from Casablanca: “Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but soon.”

Central banks, of course, swear blind that they are fully in control and that there is nothing to worry about. Perhaps not, but something doesn’t smell right. The fact that economists at Deutsche Bank published a helpful cut-out-and-keep guide to helicopter money last week is a straw in the wind.

Apr 20 10:16

The Most Abused Term in Canada

“Anti-Semitism” may be the most abused term in Canada today. Almost entirely divorced from its dictionary definition – “discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews” – it is now primarily invoked to uphold Jewish/white privilege.

In a recent Canadian Jewish News interview long time l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) professor Julien Bauer slurs Arabs and Muslims as he bemoans “anti-Semitism”. “In the corridors of UQAM, there are occasionally pro-Hamas demonstrations and anti-Semitic posters, but this is relatively rare,” Bauer wrote in French. “At Concordia University, it’s an anti-Semitic festival every day of the year! This is normal because there are many more Arab and Muslim students at Concordia than UQAM.”

The Jewish community’s leading media outlet, which recently called Jews the “Chosen People”, failed to question Bauer’s racism and Islamophobia. Instead, they put his picture on the front of the Québec edition.

Apr 20 10:13

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ADMIT TO ECONOMIC FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS

False flag attacks don’t just involve physical deaths and wars …

They also involve faked economic events and financial casualties.

For example, two officials of the International Monetary Fund said last month that they needed the threat of an imminent financial catastrophe to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, and – as the Greek government put it (via Bloomberg) – the IMF was “considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe.”

High-level officials also admitted to intentionally destroying their own nations’ economies in order to “justify” structural economic reforms.

For example, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Japanese central bank officials admitted that they kept Japan’s economy in a deflationary crisis to promote “structural reform” which would allow the Japanese economy to be looted by foreign interests. Japanese central bank officials admitted the same thing.

Apr 20 09:47

SCIENTISTS WORK TO DESTROY OLD POLIO VACCINE AFTER ADMITTING IT CAUSES POLIO

Clinics around the world are destroying an old, problematic polio vaccine in favor of a new oral one, in an unprecedented effort that has never before been attempted.
The problem with the old vaccine? It was causing polio. Oops.

The massive global eradication effort takes place within the next few weeks at thousands of sites in 155 different countries, and requires a complete destruction of every single vial of the vaccine for the worldwide plan to work.

“Health workers have been taught to destroy the old vaccine by boiling it, incinerating it, even burying it in the ground,” reports NPR.org.

The old vaccine, health experts claim, targeted a polio strain – type 2 – that has been all but wiped out since 1999. Since vaccines contain live, but weakened strains of the viruses they intend to fight, the strains often mutate and can cause polio.

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If you are a parent of a kid who is scheduled for a polio vaccine injection, email this article to your Doctor's office, and ask them if they are aware as to whether they are using the old vaccine, or the new one.

If they do not know, cancel that appointment until they do, and let your kid's school know precisely why Johnny isn't getting his polio vaccine jab.

In a just world, the head of vaccine manufacturers, knowing this was the case, would be headed off to jail for most of the rest of their miserable lives; but after the Homeland Security Act in 2002, which held vaccine makers harmless and indemnified them from ANY damage their products might cause, when it comes to pharmaceuticals, the US is no long a just country.

I am NOT an anti-vaxxer; but in the world of pharmaceutical trickery, thuggery, and sharp practices which puts profits uber alles, I have learned that knowledge is power.

So arm yourselves, intellectually, with knowledge before you ever let a physician stick a needle into your arm, or the arm of someone you love.

Apr 20 09:44

RT France reporter caught in tear gas amid anti-labor reform protest in Nantes

A reporter for RT France has been caught in tear gas as French police clash with demonstrators protesting against labor reforms in Nantes. Several arrests have been made. Protests have also taken place in Paris.

Apr 20 09:40

Ankara's Decision to Block Sputnik Site is 'Unacceptable' – Lawmaker

Amid the ongoing scandal that erupted after Turkish authorities shut down Sputnik’s Turkish bureau last week and arrested its editor-in-chief, political officials and journalists from around the world began condemning the actions of the Turkish government.

The website of Sputnik's Turkish bureau was blocked last Thursday by the Turkish telecommunications regulator as part of unclear "administrative measures" following a court ruling. The bureau's editor-in-chief, Tural Kerimov, was prevented from leaving an airport in Istanbul on Wednesday and stripped of his accreditation.

Co-leader of Turkey's left-wing pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtas, harshly criticized the government and told Sputnik that free speech is going through one of the hardest times in Turkey's history.

Apr 20 09:28

POLICE CLOSE DOWN FACEBOOK PAGE EXPOSING POLICE BULLYING AND SUICIDES

NSW Police have abused their power and in effect directed Facebook to take down a support page for police, former police and their families who are dealing with mental health problems such as stress, depression and to help with suicide prevention. Posts on the page were broad and allowed people with mental health issues to reach out for support while other posts gave families and friends the opportunity to pay tribute to deceased officers.

It seems the only reason that the Facebook page (The Forgotten 300) was taken down is that a few posts criticized some serving officers and other posts were critical of the lack of support within the police force for officers and former officers suffering mental health issues.

The police have admitted that they had Facebook take down the page (18th March 2016) yet there was no allegation that any crime had been committed or anyone had been defamed. There was no legal basis given to have the page taken down so one has to assume there is none.

Apr 20 09:19

FTC attack on Dr. Mercola nothing but an attempt to intimidate natural health proponents... Mainstream press parroting all Big Pharma's talking points

The federal government has put another notch in its regulatory belt as it forced a renowned physician who dared to push alternatives to traditional medicine to end a portion of his healthcare business and pay millions in fines to customers. And, of course, the mainstream media is parroting all of the government's (and Big Pharma's) talking points right on cue.

Apr 20 09:03

IRS Made 9.4 *Billion* Disclosures of Confidential Taxpayer Information to Federal and State Agencies in 2015

The report reveals that the IRS made 9.4 billion disclosures of tax return information to federal and state agencies. The recipients of the most confidential taxpayer information were the states (7.9 billion disclosures), Bureau of Census (1.4 billion), GAO (340 million), CBO (256 million), Congress (71 million), the Affordable Care Act (52 million), and child support enforcement agencies (11 million).

Apr 20 09:02

FLASHBACK 2010 - What Has America Become by Ken Huber of Tawas City

Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?

Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

Apr 20 08:34

US Supreme Court rules Iran must pay almost $2bn to victims of 1983 terror attacks

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly US$2 billion in compensation to relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut, as well as victims of other attacks that courts have linked to Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a dangerous precedent. There is no evidence that Iran had anything to do with Beirut. In fact it has all the hallmarks of a false-flag (including Israel foreknowledge). But the US courts are simply declaring nations guilty of crimes and then confiscating their wealth inside the US. This is being done not only for financial gain but propaganda value, convincing the American people that Iran deserves to be invaded.

Now they are starting the same process with Saudi Arabia, claiming some 28 pages of dubious authenticity prove Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11, with Congress preparing to pass a bill to allow seizure of Saudi Assets, again for cash to prop up the failing US economy, and for propaganda value leading towards a new invasion.

But this could backfire in a huge way as other nations may decide that investing in the US has become a high-risk venture when the US government can simply hurl an unfounded accusation and seize assets. Those other nations might decide it is time to dump their US investments and get their cash out while they still can, all at once.

Apr 20 07:55

Judge again refuses to let nationally known lawyer defend Cliven Bundy

Nevada’s chief federal judge Tuesday for the second time refused to let nationally known conservative lawyer Larry Klayman join Cliven Bundy’s defense team.

In a two-page order, Gloria Navarro said she will not allow Klayman into the high-profile criminal case until he can give her proof that “ethical disciplinary proceedings” against him in Washington, D.C., have been resolved in his favor.

Klayman, the founder of the Washington-based public interest groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his tenacious pursuit of litigation, mostly in support of a wide range of conservative and libertarian issues.

He filed a petition to enter the Bundy case last month, but Navarro denied his request, questioning his candidness with her about the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.

Apr 20 07:41

Taxation = Theft at Gunpoint

Apr 20 07:33

The Shocking Reason for FATCA… and What Comes Next

If you’ve never heard of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), you’re not alone.

Few people have, and even fewer fully grasp the terrible things it foreshadows.

FATCA is a U.S. law that forces every financial institution in the world to give the IRS information about its American clients. Complying with it is a huge financial and administrative burden, measured in hundreds of billions of dollars. It’s a paper shuffler’s dream come true.

FATCA is the reason the vast majority of banks, brokerages, and other financial institutions outside of the U.S. shun American clients.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is from the same Congress that created legal tax shelters for themselves and their money-junkie friends!

Apr 20 07:27

Saudi Arabia's money ties to the U.S. are massive...and murky

Here's a guessing game with scary implications: how much of America does Saudi Arabia own?

By virtue of its vast oil riches, the Saudi kingdom is widely believed to be one of the biggest owners of U.S. debt.

But there's a lot of mystery over exactly how much. The Saudi central bank is sitting on an incredible $584 billion of foreign currency reserves, but doesn't disclose how much of that is parked in U.S. Treasuries.

The U.S. Treasury Department does not really divulge that information either, even though it breaks out the amount of U.S. federal debt held by most countries such as Japan, China or Russia. Since the 1970s, Saudi Arabia's holdings of Treasuries are lumped together with that of other oil exporting nations like Venezuela and Iraq. Collectively, these nations hold $281 billion of Treasuries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That Saudi Arabia would invest their oil profits in the US was part of the Petrodollar deal. Now it is being presented as a bad thing!

Together with the recent propaganda to drop the blame for 9-11 on Saudi Arabia, I wonder if someone isn't planning to simply seize all of the Saudi assets in the US all at once, as a desperate gasp to delay the coming collapse.

Apr 20 07:24

Trump: Classified Part of 9/11 Report Shows ‘Very Profound’ Saudi Role

What about Israel and the Bush administration Donald!

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The final chapter of the 9/11 report consisting of 28 pages reportedly claims that a Saudi diplomat at a consulate in the US state of California directly aided at least two of the 19 hijackers when they arrived in the United States.

“I think I know what it’s going to say,” Trump told Fox News. “It’s going to be very profound, having to do with Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s role on the World Trade Center and the attack.”

Webmaster addition: This is an example of my concern that too much of Trump's world view comes from what he sees on TV. Trump is not yet the President, and cannot see classified documents.

Apr 20 06:38

Man Shot Dead By Police In Cairo Over Price Of Tea

April 20, 2016 - A riot erupts in Cairo after a police officer shoots dead a vendor in an argument over the price of a cup of tea. Report by Conor Mcnally.

Apr 20 01:42

Apple: 'US asked us for data on 5,192 user accounts'

The number of Apple accounts subject to law-enforcement requests nearly doubled in the second half of 2015, compared with the first six months of the year
The more sensitive requests Apple receives are for access to account details about specific Apple IDs, email addresses, telephone numbers, credit-card numbers, and other personal identifiers.

Over a six-month period, the US government issued Apple with 1,015 law-enforcement requests for data on 5,192 accounts.

Apple discloses the figures in its latest report outlining the total number of information requests from governments. The report covers requests by governments around the world between July 1 and December 31, 2015.

The number of accounts affected is nearly double the figure for the first half of 2015, when Apple received 971 requests for 2,727 accounts.

>>>

Apr 19 19:26

JIM WILLIE Gas and Gold Goodbye to The Petrodollar The Planet Truth

chewy conspiracy theory on the purposeful destruction of the US

Apr 19 19:24

Trump: ‘We don’t have much of a race anymore’

Donald Trump basked in his New York primary victory from Trump Tower on Tuesday night, declaring that the GOP nominating process is all but over. -- “We don’t have much of a race anymore,” Trump said. Sen. Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated.”

Apr 19 17:13

Ted Defends Voterless Elections…

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is dismissing charges from the Trump campaign that his recent delegate victories in states like Colorado and Wyoming are a result of an unfair and arcane primary system. In a interview on The Sean Hannity Show, Cruz accused the Trump campaign pushing a narrative that claims that the primary system is rigged.

Apr 19 17:05

Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

The public knows very well that most of the leading political reporters are not the intrepid crusaders for truth they claim to be, that Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman played in “All the President’s Men,” but rather ideological warriors devoted to one side winning and the other losing.

Apr 19 15:17

‘HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PROBLEMS’

“Why is it alleged that 125,000 people have been removed from the voter rolls? Why did 60,000 people receive notices to vote that didn’t have the primary date? Why were people told they were in the wrong polling place time and time again?” Stringer said. “The next president of the United States could very easily be decided tonight and yet the incompetence of the Board of Election puts a cloud over these results.”

Apr 19 15:09

Ouch: Social critic calls Clinton ‘utterly corrupt,’ ‘incompetent,’ ‘soulless’

Ha! Feminist academic and social critic Camille Paglia certainly isn’t buying Democratic presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton’s attempts to convince American women she’s the best choice for 2016.

Apr 19 14:40

Cops Taunted Black Veteran as He Died

Apr 19 14:26

WATCHDOG ORDERS AUDIT: ‘CONFIDENCE LOST’

Comptroller Scott Stringer is launching an audit of the city’s Board of Elections after reports of problems voting in today’s primary elections and the purging of more than 100,000 voters from rolls in Brooklyn.

Apr 19 14:02

Sheriff on Obama’s Dreamers: ‘Now they are adults committing serious felonies’

If the Obama administration doesn’t begin addressing its weak immigration policy, every county in the nation will soon be a “border county.” -- That’s according to Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Md., who testified before Congress Tuesday about the immigration-related problems faced by U.S. communities situated far from the nation’s southern border.

Apr 19 14:00

No Matter Who Wins, the American People Lose: “The Election Will Only Determine Who Will Continue The Erosion”

The things that cripple us the most as a nation are our complacencies combined with the inability to accept the ever changing, shifting paradigm that governs American society. We are in a transitory state as we “morph” from a soft, socialist dictatorship into a full-blown totalitarian state. All of the trimmings are not “garnishing” the platter, as the proverbial goose is not completely cooked. We are heading in that direction daily, make no mistake about it. Simply put, we simply will not believe what is happening to us before our eyes.

Apr 19 13:54

Nobody Believes the Media Anymore: “Trust Has Eroded to Just 6 Percent” Of Americans

The truth is, most Americans have understood that the network news and television broadcasts are filled with lies for a while now.

Apr 19 13:50

Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make

This is the creepy, calculating yet diabolical genius of the American police state: the very technology we hailed as revolutionary and liberating has become our prison, jailer, probation officer, Big Brother and Father Knows Best all rolled into one. Thus, to be an individual today, to not conform, to have even a shred of privacy, and to live beyond the reach of the government’s roaming eyes and technological spies, one must not only be a rebel but rebel.

Apr 19 13:27

How The American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace - Paul Craig Roberts

This boils down to extraordinary failure. It is time to hold the neoconservatives accountable, not elect another puppet for them to manipulate.

Apr 19 13:14

What If the Feds Followed Their Constitution?

Although the Constitution has utterly failed to limit the size and scope of the federal government, it would still be a good thing for the cause of liberty and property if the government made some attempt to follow it.

Apr 19 13:09

Is the GOP Risking Suicide?

To either ignore the clear instructions of its electorate, or renounce their chosen messenger, would be for the Republican Party to forfeit its future, and cling to a discredited and dead past.

Apr 19 13:00

Value Life Like We Do! Or Else!

“They” don’t value life like we do. Pardon me, but who is “they”, hmmm? Oh, right, the Middle East! I agree. Look what happened when they got a hold of nuclear weapons. They no sooner got a hold of them and they nuked two cities and vaporized a couple hundred thousand human beings. Oh, wait, that was us that did that. Oops!

Apr 19 12:17

NYC VOTING MESS ‘DISASTER’

“You can’t vote nor cast any type of ballot. They (the keys to the building) are in a locked box and no one has the key,” Torsha Childs wrote on Facebook. “You can’t even get inside the building, you are being turned away at the door way. WOW !!!”

Apr 19 11:47

Guinness Book of Warmongering

we're #1!

Nation whose weaponry is used on both sides of the greatest number of wars: United States.

Nation whose military most often trains two sets of troops to fight against each other: United States.

Nation holding out on ratifying the greatest number of treaties restricting weaponry and war-making: United States.

Only nation that has dropped nuclear bombs on cities: United States.

Nation using and selling the most cluster bombs, depleted uranium weapons, white phosphorus, and napalm: United States.

Nation whose military consumes the most petroleum: United States.

Nation that has overthrown the most other governments: United States.

Nation that has participated in the most wars since World War II: United States.

Nation that has dropped the most bombs since World War II: United States.

Nation that has killed the most people since World War II: United States.

Apr 19 11:38

The Boston Bombing Anniversary: A Legacy of Unanswered Questions

The Boston Marathon Bombing is one of the most astonishing stories of the new millennium, a smaller but no less problematic 9/11, where, again, so much doesn’t add up. And, again, the FBI appears to have played its long-running role as a coverup vehicle — protecting those who apparently have more hold over the Bureau than either Congress or the temporary occupant of the White House.

In the days after the bombing, WhoWhatWhy risked ridicule, marginalization, and worse, to honor the best instincts of journalism. Virtually alone among American news organizations — indeed, news media the world over, which just promoted the problem-riddled official version of events — we kept our heads down, ignored the brickbats and, with few people and limited resources, pressed onward.

The result was the more than 70 stories we published on our site. We hope, if you are not familiar with them, you will take the time to educate yourself about this mass-murder mystery that touches on so many of the central issues of our day.

It is profoundly important that we keep the spotlight on events like these, where so much of the official narrative does not add up.

Apr 19 11:09

PATRICK BROWN, JAILED BECAUSE HE COULD NOT AFFORD BAIL, BEATEN TO DEATH WITHIN 48 HOURS

A man in Harris County, Texas, was beaten to death in a jail cell on April 5 less than 48 hours after failing to post bail, authorities told the Houston Press. Patrick Joseph Brown, 46, was booked on a misdemeanor theft charge on April 3 for allegedly stealing a guitar.

According to the Press, Brown was denied a personal bond at his hearing and asked to pay $3,000 to walk free — an amount he could not afford. He was then sent to the Harris County Jail to await trial. Less than 48 hours later, he was found unresponsive in the holding cell he'd shared with several other men, including Curtis Maxwell and Ebenezer Nah.

Maxwell and Nah had beaten Brown to within an inch of his life. He was pronounced dead at nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital soon after.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika, where the "justice" system is still, in the 21st century, painfully, and in-your-face, based on one's ability to pay to get out of prison, waiting for the trial phase of your prosecution to begin.

Apr 19 10:38

PRISON DEBATE TEAM WHO BEAT HARVARD, WINS AGAIN, THIS TIME AGAINST WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY

The Bard Prison Initiative debate team who famously defeated Harvard College students last October put another notch in their belt. This time, in poetic fashion, the prison inmates bested students at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Members of the Bard team, all inmates at a maximum security prison, are enrolled in a college program at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility. They go through a competitive screening process to get there, joining about 1,000 others who made the cut.

Their winning streak in debate demonstrates the cognitive potential that exists in the massive U.S. prison system. This is what motivates the Bard Prison Initiative, which is funded mostly through private donations. Graduates of their college program have an astonishingly low 2 percent rate of recidivism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This begs the question: what should have been done by the alleged educational facilities these kids attended which could have possibly kept these people from going to prison?!?

Unfortunately, the American system of "justice" rewards institutions which don't work, because it keeps recidivism high, and that means more funds for the prison/industrial complex.

And that complex, by the name of UNICOR, turns out an unbelievable array of products, sold primarily to Federal agencies, including: books for the blind; lingerie; park benches and picnic tables; military jackets and battle garb; human silhouette targets; baseball caps; and blue jeans.

And think about it; in Sweden, they are closing their prisons because their program is 100% rehabilitation, which enables people who have served their time to rejoin the community effectively, and recidivism is in single digits.

Why do American voters keep putting up with what fails utterly, and doesn't work at all in its prison systems?!?

THAT is a mystery, and the success of this debate team proves it.

Apr 19 10:27

FEMA continues land grab, forces 300 cabin owners out of their vacation homes in Pennsylvania

The owners of recreation cabins on two islands in the Susquehanna River have to start planning for how they're going to tear down their summer retreats after a crucial vote Monday.

The Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement with York Haven Power Company to terminate recreational lot licenses on Shelley and Bashore Islands.

If nothing changes, approximately 300 cabin owners will be shut out of their summer retreats by September 2017 and have to tear them down by October 2019.

Apr 19 10:20

OBAMA WENT FROM CONDEMNING SAUDIS FOR ABUSES TO ARMING THEM TO THE TEETH

In the 2002 speech against the Iraq War that helped propel him to the presidency, then-state Sen. Barack Obama denounced not just the looming invasion of Iraq, but also human rights abuses by our “so-called allies” in Saudi Arabia:
Let’s fight to make sure our so-called allies in the Middle East, the Saudis and the Egyptians, stop oppressing their own people, and suppressing dissent, and tolerating corruption and inequality, and mismanaging their economies so that their youth grow up without education, without prospects, without hope, the ready recruits of terrorist cells.
And he spoke out against the U.S.’s role as weapons supplier to the world:

Let’s fight to make sure … that the arms merchants in our own country stop feeding the countless wars that rage across the globe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the current bent of American geopolitics, money trumps any possibly of intelligent, and enlightened, foreign policy every time, and the country's president is the "house servant" to the military industrial complex.

Nothing demonstrates that more clearly than does the US government's relationship with Saudi Arabia, a country with a human rights record just to the right of that of Attila the Hun.

"Corporate money uber alles" is the clear winner here.

Apr 19 10:13

FEDERAL RESEARCHERS BUILD MASSIVE ONLINE DATABASE OF GENOMIC DATA

A new online portal would let scientists access vast amounts of genomic data from patients involved in heart, lung, blood and sleep research studies.

The hub, called GenPort, is supposed to help researchers look into the results of several studies at once, tracking individuals in different trials who might share the same characteristics, known as “synthetic cohorts.”

The Health and Human Services Department is currently looking for small businesses who can help build that hub, so even researchers without informatics or genomics training can make “practical use” of data from cohort studies other scientists have already conducted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without the patients' consent, in writing?!?

This means that anytime you will have any kind of test done, no matter if you have no criminal record whatsoever, you will have that data shared with the Federal Government.

Apr 19 09:47

Watch “Positive Hell,” The Film Banned By The London Not So Independent Film Festival

“Imagine the sudden announcement of a plague and a death sentence with no real science to support it. It doesn’t seem possible, does it?”

The Truth Barrier presents here the short award winning documentary film by Andi Reiss and Joan Shenton pulled from the lineup by the London Independent Film Festival, after pharmaceutically supported “AIDS Charities” complained the film was “dangerous.” The details of this absurd protest, and how the film makers turned it around, are chronicled here.

Positive Hell is about people who live their lives, in a coastal town in Northern Spain. Doesn’t sound very “dangerous” does it?

I happen to love this film.

Apr 19 09:17

HuffPo censors VAXXED documentary article and blocks writer account after discredited science troll David Gorski hijacks Wikipedia to trash the film

In a stunning example of outright journalism censorship and medical totalitarianism, Arianna Huffington's HuffPo content platform has gone "police state" on veteran contributor Lance Simmons. According to this article from Truth Barrier, Simmons has been an 8-year contributor to the Huffington Post, publishing over 200 articles through the content hub.

HuffPo had no problem with all 200 of his previously posted articles, but when he posted an honest, heartfelt review of the VAXXED documentary, he got targeted for censorship and had his account shut down by the Huffington Post.

Apr 19 08:49

HILLARY...CRUZ-ING TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The Republicans sideline their most popular candidate since Reagan and instead nominate an ineligible, unpopular, cheating-on-his-wife religious nutcase who has pledged to use nukes in the Middle East and start WW3 so that Jesus will deem it safe to return to earth and kill all the unbelievers. The Democrats also sideline their most popular candidate and through delegates, hand Hillary the nomination. Once this happens, a massive push to disqualify Cruz will take place , he will quietly step aside and Hillary is crowned Queen of the World. Nevermind that a majority of Americans despise and distrust her... she will go on TV and wring her hands and say that she was hoping for a real election but what can she do?

Apr 19 08:16

Husband of State Rep DeLemus in Nevada, Being Tortured in Solitary

Jerry DeLemus, after being swatted by the FBI in NH FULLY TWO YEARS after attempting to mediate a protest at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, was transported back to Henderson in that state and placed in solitary confinement. It is reported that he is now being tortured and frozen, by being denied basic covering for sleeping, and has developed high blood pressure as a result of the treatment he is getting.

Is this how our government treats an American who put his life on the line for the oligarchy?

Apr 19 08:10

Climate-change believers resort to McCarthyism

When history discredited "global cooling" it morphed to "global warming," then "climate change," then "climate emergency," then "extreme weather" in attempts to salvage a failing theory.

Now the theory is increasingly being protected not by scientific merit, but by a wave of McCarthyism not seen since the early 1950s, when the lives of many innocent people were ruined in the hunt for Communists. Instruments of government power are now used to suppress free speech of anyone who disagrees with the manmade global warming theory.

Apr 19 07:51

George H.W. Bush attends Wake For Slain Waco ATF Agent, Says He Was Killed By "weird cultists"

In 1995 Bush angrily resigned from the NRA and wrote "I was outraged when, even in the wake of the Oklahoma City tragedy, Mr. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of N.R.A., defended his attack on federal agents as "jack-booted thugs." To attack Secret Service agents or A.T.F. people or any government law enforcement people as "wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms - wanting to "attack law abiding citizens - is a vicious slander on good people.
... In 1993, I attended the wake for A.T.F. agent Steve Willis, another dedicated officer who did his duty. I can assure you that this honorable man, killed by weird cultists, was no Nazi.
... your broadside against Federal agents deeply offends my own sense of decency and honor"

Apr 19 07:38

Activist Stephen Ruth has disabled so many red light Cameras he's called the Red Light Camera Robin Hood

Stephen Ruth, the famous “Red Light Camera Robin Hood”, has been arrested – again - in Suffolk County, New York for disabling dozens more red light cameras.

“I will single-handedly tear down the red light camera program with no fear of jail time,” said the 43-year-old Ruth.

Apr 19 07:36

FLASHBACK - WACO - Who Shot First?

Contrary to the image of a dangerous gun nut put out in the media in an effort to justify the burning of the church, official BATF records prove that David Koresch was rather harmless, so much so that the BATF agents invited him to go shooting with them just 9 days before they raided the church. Koresch supplied the ammunition. The BATF agents allowed Koresch to try out their weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On this day, April 19th, in 1993, the FBI gassed a church full of women and children to death with a poison gas that is illegal to use on enemy troops in time of war. This was done to cover up a major botch-up by the BATF, which had sought to salvage their already damaged public image with a spectacular raid on the Branch Davideans, who funded their religious commune with a gun repair business. The BATF had hoped to garner headlines with a spectacular show of seized weapons, even though all the guns owned by the Branch Davideans were legally owned. But all the working guns were absent from the church that day, away at a gun show. All that was left were guns waiting repairs or being stripped for parts, and were still in storage at the church after the fire.

Branch Davidean leader David Koresch was tipped off to the coming raid by one of the reporters invited along by the BATF, and opened the front door of the church, intending to allow the BATF to inspect the weapons owned by the church as part of their gun repair business. But someone shot Koresch in the groin the moment he opened the door, leading to the standoff.

Four former Clinton bodyguards, Steve Willis, Robert Williams,,Conway LeBleu, and Todd McKeehan, had all been transferred to the BATF just before the raid and died of execution-style gunshots to their left temples. Paul Wilcher, an attorney who was investigating Waco, was found dead on June 22, 1993. Carlos Ghigliotti, a thermal imaging expert hired by the House Government Reform Committee to review tape of the siege at Waco, Texas, was found dead on April 28, 2000.

Apr 18 19:54

THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA: CONSEQUENCES, CAUSES, AND REMEDIES (5 of 5)

*hyperlinks live at source*

PART 1: THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN AMERICA

PART 2: WALL STREET CUSTOMS: ECONOMIC BULLYING, LEGALIZED AND LAWLESS 

PART 3.1 - 3.4:  OLIGARCH’S PROGRESS

PART 3.5 - 3.8: OLIGARCH’S PROGRESS: TRAIL OF TEARS

PART 4.1 - 4.2:  AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE TRADITION: IDEAS, POLICIES, METHODS, PROGRAMS

PART 4.3 - 4.4:  AMERICAN PROGRESSIVE TRADITION: IDEAS, POLICIES, METHODS, PROGRAMS

PART 5: A SUGGESTION (this article)

Process

Apr 18 15:35

Oil falls on failed output freeze

Oil falls on failed output freeze; Dow above 18,000

In Qatar, some 18 oil-exporting nations, including OPEC members, failed to agree to stabilise output at January levels until October 2016. A pact fell apart after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in.

Crude oil ended well off the day's lows, however, with a strike in Kuwait slashing the country's oil output by more than half.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled down 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $42.91 a barrel, after falling $3 earlier in the session, while U.S. WTI crude CLc1 closed down 58 cents, or 1.4 percent, at $39.78 a barrel, after hitting $37.61 earlier.

Apr 18 15:31

Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

In May of 2015, four Colorado Senate Republicans killed an initiative “to create a presidential primary in 2016,” reported the Denver Post. “Under the bill, Colorado would have held a presidential primary in March that ran parallel with the state’s complicated caucus system… when it came before the Senate Appropriations Committee, four Republicans voted to kill the bill with three Democrats supporting it.”

The four Republicans who voted against the initiative were Sen. Kevin Grantham, Sen. Kent Lambert, Sen. Laura Woods, and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg.

On Cruz’s campaign website, Sens. Woods, Grantham, and Lambert are all listed as Cruz supporters and as declared members of Cruz’s “Colorado Leadership team.”

Apr 18 15:27

Israeli Soldier Charged With Manslaughter

Israeli soldier who shot assailant on the ground charged with manslaughter

JAFFA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's military filed manslaughter charges on Monday against a soldier who shot a Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay wounded on the ground in a killing that a poll said many Israelis felt was justified.

Apr 18 15:20

Government Officials Admit to ECONOMIC False Flag Operations

False flag attacks don’t just involve physical deaths and wars …

They also involve faked economic events and financial casualties.

Apr 18 14:35

$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States

A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.

Apr 18 14:19

The County Sheriff Vs. The Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

Where are the county sheriffs? The elected peace officer who answers to only the people who is the chief law enforcement officer from the county. These public servants are sworn to uphold the law over the land and keep the peace. The Sheriff can nullify city ordinances that violate state laws, especially if these ordinances infringe on a person’s right to privacy when using the public bathroom

Apr 18 14:10

THE CLINTON COUGH THAT WON’T GO AWAY… HOST: ‘Do you need CPR? Are you alright?’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had another coughing episode this morning during a radio interview with New York city radio show The Breakfast Club.

Apr 18 11:48

The US Presidency is a Donut Shop (Who’ll be “elected” manager?)

“The US presidency is just like a donut shop; every few years we get a new shop manager of the donut shop, but we NEVER see who owns the donut shop or the parking lot (That’s the big banks, Oil companies and the Military Industrial Complex).

Apr 18 11:31

Syrian Elections Prove Again That Washington And Its Presstitutes Lie Through Their Teeth — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin and Assad should take note that Washington still intends to overthrow the Syrian government and to install either a puppet or chaos as in Iraq and Libya.

Apr 18 11:02

The American Way of War (War, Football, and Realism: If Any)

The all-voluntary military means that body bags will contain only elements of society that the ruling classes don’t care about. Wars now chiefly involve bombing enemies who have no way of fighting back. Reliance on drones means no casualties at all, and the use of robots in ground combat, long a pipe dream, is nearing reality. The media are under control. America still loses its wars in the sense of not getting what it wants, but the public doesn’t care and you cannot sap a drone’s will. Here is the lesson of Vietnam.

Apr 18 10:44

Janet Yellen Meets With Obama In Emergency Meetings As Crises Erupt Worldwide

Apr 18 10:09

It’s Tax Day and you are getting scammed once again

This scam is based on a fiction called the U.S. dollar. Everybody believes in the dollar, just as children believe in Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. However, the dollar, just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, does not exist. The dollar is not a weight or substance of anything. It is a fiction. Not one person in a million understands this. As a result, millions and millions of Americans are victims of a scam based on pure fiction.

Apr 18 09:54

When Money Fails

Money seldom fails, but occasionally, it does. It failed in Germany and Austria 1921-23. It failed in Hungary after World War II. It failed in Zimbabwe in 2008-9, when the rest of the world was in a recession.

Apr 18 09:16

US Government Report Admits Poisoning Drinking Water Of Millions

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a shocking report that says drinking water across the United States is being knowingly contaminated with dangerous poisons by the federal government.

According to the GAO, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect underground drinking water supplies from oilfield contamination, and been grossly negligent in allowing companies to dump wastewater into aquifers – putting the health of millions of citizens at risk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, if you can get cheap safe water out of your faucets, then you won;t buy the more expensive bottled water sold by our campaign donors! So, by letting your water become dangerous, we force you to spend MORE money for water, and that is good for the economy (and for those of us who own stock in those bottled water companies)! See how it works?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 18 08:47

THE REAL REASON HILLARY CLINTON REFUSES TO RELEASE HER WALL STREET TRANSCRIPTS

“It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

– From the post: What Clinton Said in Her Speeches – “She Sounded More Like a Goldman Sachs Managing Director”

We’ve seen bits and pieces emerge from Hillary Clinton’s infamous $225,000 speech to Goldman Sachs in October 2013, but an article published by the Huffington Post yesterday adds some additional perspective. In a nutshell, the author believes that a release of these transcripts would be so damaging it would end her bid for the presidency.

Apr 18 08:38

COPS NOW CHECKING BICYCLE SPEED WITH RADAR AND TICKETING “FAST BIKERS”

As if threatening government force to extort money from drivers who exceed an arbitrary limit of speed on the highway is not bad enough, police in California will begin issuing tickets to speeding bicyclists as well.

Earlier this month, Marin County parks officials launched a new enforcement program to enforce an arbitrary speed limit on bicycles.

City officials refused to call it a “crackdown” on speeding bicyclists and instead opted for the Orwellian option of calling it an “educational” program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last official act of any government is to loot its people to what it believes to be the absolute maximum.

Apr 18 08:27

UK PRIVATE MILITARY FIRM HIRED EX-CHILD SOLDIERS FROM SIERRA LEONE FOR IRAQ OPS

Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone have been employed by a private British military company to provide security for American bases in Iraq as part of a 2,500-strong contingent hired for the job, a new Danish documentary has revealed.

According to investigation based on contract documents, UK’s Aegis Defense Services contracted by US Department of Defense employed some 2,500 mercenaries to provide security force for the Pentagon-administered Project and Contracting Office (PCO) in Iraq.

Part of the security force, according to a documentary, titled Børnesoldatens Nye Job (The Child Soldier’s New Job) included child soldiers from Sierra Leone who were paid only $16 a day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sickens me; children should be protected from the violence of war, not forced to fight it.

This private recruitment firm should be sued out of existence, and their executives sacked immediately.

When financial expedience trumps the morally reprehensible, as is the hiring of child soldiers, something is very, radically, horrifically wrong with the corporate culture of the organisation which thinks that this is a good thing.

Apr 18 07:44

Police Department Axes Body Cameras Because They're 'Burdensome'

The police chief in the town of Minooka said his department abandoning placing body cameras on its police officers saying it has become burdensome for his staff to keep up for requests for video footage...

Apr 18 06:49

‘Any legislation having to do with Middle East has to be vetted and approved by AIPAC’ — Tom DeLay

“When Tom DeLay was House majority leader, I found out that any legislative provision having to do with the Middle East had to be vetted and approved by AIPAC before the bill could move forward.”

So states Mike Lofgren, recently retired after 28 years as Congressional staffer, the last 16 years as senior analyst for House and Senate Budget Committees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike Lofgren a retired Congressional staffer for 28 years wrote in a book about his experience in Congress in which he stated that :" Under Tom Delay,who was majority leader, nothing can be passed concerning the Middle East without being vetted by AIPAC "...And Israel was behind the push for Iraq war..

Apr 17 17:36

2016 interview with Socrates: Standing for Truth, Love, & Technology on a planet of lies, sadism, & slavery (5 of ?)

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

language warning: Socrates and I speak in the same direct language that caused his execution for “corrupting the young.”

Socrates: (laughs) One conversation leads to another! Now you want to talk to me?

Carl: Yeah, please. May I explain?

S: Of course.

C: So here’s the deal: as I’ll discuss, we live on a planet of lies, sadism, and slavery. Let’s feel this for 5-minutes with, for examples, Hillary Clinton cackling about assassinations and war on Iran, President Bush joking about not finding WMDs in Iraq, Senator McCain joking about bombing Iran, and President Obama joking about drone assassinations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocih62dSJR8

The team of awake humans we have for Truth, Love, and Technology are enough to provide fair choice to humanity, but not enough for significant policy upgrade or to enact arrests for Emperor’s New Clothes obvious .01% criminals slaughtering millions and looting trillions.

Apr 17 16:56

US War Crimes in Iraq

US War Crimes in Iraq: Fallujah Residents Starving, Murdered, Besieged by US Backed Government Forces and ISIS

It is hard to imagine that anything worse could befall Fallujah after the war crimes and criminal assaults by the US military in 2004. At the time, one correspondent wrote:“There has been nothing like the attack on Fallujah since the Nazi invasion and occupation of much of the European continent – the shelling and bombing of Warsaw in September 1939, the terror bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940.” (1)

Seventy percent of houses and shops were reported destroyed, with those still standing damaged. Iraqi doctor, Ali Fadhil, described a city:

“ … completely devastated, destruction everywhere. It looked like a city of ghosts. Fallujah used to be a modern city, now there was nothing. We spent the day going through the rubble that had been the centre of the city; I didn’t see a single building that was functioning.”(City of Ghosts, The Guardian, January 11, 2005.)

Nicholas J. Davies, author of “Blood on our Hands – the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq”, has written:

“The Fallujah Compensation Committee reported in March 2005 that the assault destroyed 36,000 homes, 9,000 shops, 65 mosques, 60 schools, both train stations, one of the two bridges, two power stations, three water treatment plants and the city’s entire sanitation and telephone systems.”

Apr 17 16:31

GAGGED: Brussels tells Dutch MPs they CAN'T debate referendum result as it may fuel Brexit

BRUSSELS has effectively banned Dutch MPs from discussing their country's historic referendum result because it is exposing the EU's undemocratic core and boosting calls for a Brexit.

The European elite have gagged elected politicians in the Netherlands, ordering them to suppress the Dutch people's democratic voice until after our own referendum is done and dusted on June 23.

In an astonishing statement delivered to the Dutch parliament this week Prime Minister Mark Rutte admitted he had been ordered by other EU leaders not to mention the referendum for the next two months.

He also blocked any decision from being taken on the future of the EU's expansionist deal with Ukraine, which Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected in last week's historic referendum.

Apr 17 11:01

New city ordinance forces family to destroy their vegetable garden

There’s a new ordinance in Sugar Creek, Missouri, that restricts the use of agriculture on properties in the city.

Nathan Athans believes it’s a witch hunt against him.

Athans grows several different types of vegetables on his lawn and loves tending to his garden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You will NOT grow your own food, slave! You WILL buy GMO-altered, chemically-laced food like substances from corporations AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 17 10:20

Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed September 29, 2000 - Present

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Please click on any statistic for the source and more information.
Statistics last updated January 13, 2015

Apr 17 09:54

Evidence Points to the CIA Targeting Assad, Not Daesh in Syria

Washington has jumped at the opportunity to provide massive amounts of weapons to Syria's so-called moderate rebels amid the ongoing ceasefire; it seems that the White House is not bothered by the fact that half of its arms have found their way into the hands of al-Qaeda, Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams note.

Apr 17 09:23

Declassify the Full 9/11 Report

Declassify the Full 9/11 Report and the CIA’s Bay of Pigs History

NATIONAL REVIEW: When President Obama departs for Saudi Arabia, an incubator of the 9/11 attacks, he will leave behind a dispute about government secrecy. The suppression of 28 pages, first from a public congressional inquiry and then from the 2004 report by the national 9/11 Commission, has spared the Saudis embarrassment, which would be mild punishment for complicity in 2,977 murders. When Obama returns, he should keep his promise to release the pages. Then he should further curtail senseless secrecy by countermanding the CIA’s refusal to release its official history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle.

The nature of the 28 pages pertaining to 9/11 can be inferred from this carefully worded sentence in the commission’s report: “We have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded [al-Qaeda]” (emphases added).>>>

(*cutting out where BEX starts filtering in )

Apr 17 08:49

What to Expect on April 19, 2016, by Anna von Reitz

I expect the UN Corp doing business as the IMF (which is merely doing-business-as the “UNITED STATES” and as the “United States Treasury”) to try to stick us with all their debts, because they are crooks and they naturally don’t want to pay their own debts out of their own profits. They are basically trying to stage a repeat of what FDR did back in the 1930’s when he got the clueless Americans to assume and pay the debts of the “United States of America, Inc.” — a bankrupt privately owned and operated governmental services corporation – under conditions of constructive fraud and semantic deceit.

Apr 17 08:47

Bill Clinton Makes Fun Of Bernie Sanders Supporters

“One of the few things I really haven’t enjoyed about this primary, I think it’s fine that these young students have been so enthusiastic for her opponent and... sounds so good: ‘Just shoot every third person on Wall Street and everything will be fine,’” Clinton said at an event in New York.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would have gone for two out of every three!

Apr 17 08:44

Reince Priebus blasted for ‘major breach of trust’ by top RNC officials

By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Saturday, April 16, 2016
Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus is coming under fire from some of his top officials, all of whom have been considered loyalists throughout his six years in office.

They are accusing Mr. Priebus of concealing from members proposed changes to the rules that will govern the party’s July presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

“I consider this to be a major breach of trust,” said RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash of Arizona.Mr. Priebus‘ former loyalists say they have reluctantly concluded that forces at the RNC will stop at virtually nothing to keep the door open to the nomination of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the July convention – or, as some skeptics fear, some “white knight” who moderates claim will have broader voter appeal this fall than either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, the two top-delegate winners, have shown in most polls so far.

Apr 17 08:07

Security ramped up for Boston Marathon

'Leave the worrying to us': Security ramped up for Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Participants and spectators at this year's Boston Marathon will notice a large volume of uniformed police officers once again lining the 26.2-mile route.

Three years after bombings rocked the finish line of the race, security remains greatly enhanced, said David Procopio, a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police. The course always had a large security presence, but officials increased it exponentially after two homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 in
2013.

"There will be a large contingent of plainclothes and investigative officers who will make observations of any suspicious activity, and observe the behavior of members of the public along the marathon route," Procopio said. "Behind the scenes, the public will not feel it, but there will be heavy intelligence as well."

Apr 17 07:10

Sanders and Trump gored through Hillary's and Jeb Bush's coronations

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Wasn’t the upcoming 2016 election supposed to be the coronation of Republican Jeb Bush, by the hereditary right of divine kings?

After all, Jeb’s brother was president, their father was president, and their paternal grandfather wanted to be president. And Jeb had done the Bush family thing and gotten himself elected governor of Florida, and he did a good job at that, just like his brother had done a good job being governor of Texas, and it seemed like it would all be a shoo-in love fest and Bar and George would go back to using the White House as their retirement condo and zipping around Maine with Secret Service personnel in tow.

Until it all went wrong.

Now, angry, resentful Jeb heads up the “Dump Trump” movement, and to hell with what “the little people” want.

The alternative coronation was that of former First Lady Hillary Clinton, a lawyer who has had only one real ambition since her college days, and that is to be the first woman president of the United States.>>>

Apr 17 06:57

Reince Priebus blasted for ‘major breach of trust’ by top RNC officials

Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus is coming under fire from some of his top officials, all of whom have been considered loyalists throughout his six years in office.

They are accusing Mr. Priebus of concealing from members proposed changes to the rules that will govern the party’s July presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

“I consider this to be a major breach of trust,” said RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash of Arizona.

A copy of Mr. Ash’s email to the Rules Committee was shared with the Washington Times by a Trump supporter on the Rules Committee who asked not to be named in the story.

The “breach of trust,” according to the Ash email, was the failure by Mr. Priebus‘ Legal Counsel’s office to notify Rules Committee members that Oregon RNC member Solomon Yue had submitted a rules change, to be considered at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting.>>>

Apr 17 05:30

Trump Supporters Walk

Trump Supporters Walk Out of Georgia Delegate Fight After Party Picks Cruz Supporter…’Uproar in the Hall’

Donald Trump supporters walked out of a delegate election in Georgia Saturday to protest a vote that robbed Trump of all of his slated delegates from a district that he won in the primary.

A Cruz-Rubio alliance at the district convention in Buford, Georgia helped to knock Trump supporters out of the district’s national delegation altogether. Cruz supporters implied that Trump’s people would “embarrass” the district at the convention in Cleveland. Then things got heated.

“This morning, I attended Georgia 7th Congressional District GOP convention as a delegate and a Donald Trump supporter. We were there to elect the 3 delegates and 3 alternates to the national convention,” Ronnie Kurtz told Breitbart News. “Per the primary results, two slots were for Trump, and one was for Rubio. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
97%
finished third in the primary and had no delegates allotted to him…Nonetheless, the hall was stacked with Cruz delegates.”

Apr 17 04:40

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets

Saudi Arabia to Sell Billions in U.S. Assets if 9/11 Bill Passes: NYT
Newsweek: The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets should the U.S. Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper reported that Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told U.S. lawmakers last month that "Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts."

The bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases "arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil."

>>>

Apr 16 18:56

AMMON BUNDY REPORTS BEING TORTURED, STARVED IN NEVADA PRISON

A personal friend of Ammon Bundy has relayed a message from Ammon about the treatment he received after being transferred to a Nevada prison. Harrowing account.

Apr 16 18:42

CRUZ CELEBRATES ANOTHER VOTERLESS VICTORY! NO ELECTION IN WYOMING!

Wyoming does not hold a primary vote. Instead, 475 party activists convened in Casper on Saturday to hold a state convention and award 14 delegates.

Apr 16 15:18

Voting rules across the country are confusing variety of standards, experts say

In 2016, America’s state-based election laws can confuse even the most interested voters.

Apr 16 15:05

VIDEO: Protesters shout at Hillary: ‘She is guilty, she is evil!’

During a rally in Los Angeles today, at least two protesters continuously shouted over Hillary Clinton, calling her “evil” and “a murderer.”

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