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Jul 02 13:45

HHS pays $1.3 billion in ‘secret settlements’

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.

Jul 02 13:42

How The Mainstream Media Will Spin Unemployment

This is a simple lesson in how the current administration and its willing accomplices in the mainstream press ‘spin’ the unemployment facts into so called ‘good news’.

Jul 02 13:34

Marriage isn’t the only license SCOTUS ruling forces states to accept: chiropractic, acupuncture, electrical licenses and more must be accepted in ALL states

Did the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling mandating that each state must recognize gay marriage open the door for mandatory reciprocity of various other licenses and license holders? Some think so.

Jul 02 13:26

SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere

Anyone who believes in universal freedom, not selective freedom, should support both the rights of people to be gay as well as be armed for self defense. If you happen to both gay and armed, check out the Pink Pistols.

Jul 02 13:14

Forget the Plastic, MasterCard Wants You To Pay By Facial Recognition

It is unlikely that even George Orwell could have envisioned such an insane proposition. We, as a human race, should start clinging to the shred of privacy we have left—it could literally be gone in the blink of an eye.

Jul 02 12:14

Detroit braces for a flood of tax foreclosures

Wayne County to auction 30,000 homes in fall; a third of them are still occupied

Jul 02 10:15

Federal judge erases Maui voters, bows to Monsanto

Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway just told Maui voters: you’re canceled.

Last November, Maui County passed a ballot measure that would put a stop to all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experiments, until an independent investigation could assess the harm to health.

Promptly, Monsanto and Dow sued, the result of the vote was put on hold and never enforced…and now, all these months later, the ruling has come down.

Judge Mollway decided that state and federal laws governing agriculture trump county laws.

In other words, the people have no voice.

Jul 02 10:10

Truth is a Crime Against The State — Paul Craig Roberts

The entire Western edifice rests on lies. There is no other foundation. Just lies.

This makes truth an enemy. Enemies have to be suppressed, and thus truth has to be suppressed.

Truth comes from foreign news sources, such as RT, and from Internet sites, such as this one.

Thus, Washington and its vassals are busy at work closing down independent media.

Washington and its vassals have redefined propaganda. Truth is propaganda if it is told by countries, such as Russia and China, that have independent foreign policies.

Propaganda is truth if told by Washington and its puppets, such as the EU Observer.

Jul 02 09:49

David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet

These kinds of statements are cartoonishly evil. They're the kind of ridiculous statements one would have hoped you'd only see in late night TV fictional TV dramas, not coming from an actually elected leader of a major western power.

Jul 02 09:48

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal

POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public will get to see them once the twelve TPP nations reach a final agreement and President Obama seeks congressional approval.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These bills are not for the protection of We the People, but protection of corporate profits, period, end of discussion.

"... the most transparent administration in history", MY ASTROLABE!!

The administration is so terrified of public outrage about these terms, that the public is forbidden to see these treaties until they have been successfully concluded.

How's THAT working for you, in terms of an alleged "transparent presidency"?!?

Jul 02 09:41

US spying went beyond Merkel, ministers targeted: report

New documents released by WikiLeaks show that the United States did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers, the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

German-US relations were badly strained after fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed widespread US foreign surveillance, although a probe into the alleged tapping of Merkel’s mobile phone was dropped last month over a lack of evidence.

But according to the latest revelations the US National Security Agency (NSA) did not limit its snooping activities to Merkel, and showed particular interest in the activities of the ministries of finance, economy and agriculture, Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote.

Jul 02 09:32

Germany appoints senior judge to inspect list of NSA targets

Germany on Wednesday named a former senior judge as special investigator to inspect a list of targets that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), causing a political uproar.

Critics have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's staff of giving the German BND foreign intelligence agency the green light to help the NSA spy on European firms and officials, triggering a scandal that has dented Merkel's popularity.

Jul 02 09:30

‘Not ethically justifiable’: Australian PM challenged over law gagging immigration center workers

Australian health workers have spoken out against a law that makes it illegal for employees to disclose information about immigration detention centers. The group challenged the government to prosecute them for speaking out, citing human rights issues.

Under the Australian Border Force Act, which came into effect on Wednesday, center workers could face up to two years in jail if they disclose information about the facilities.

Jul 02 09:29

FLASHBACK APRIL - Pentagon’s new military strategy calls for preserving US dominion of the world

The US military needs to remain engaged around the world against both rival states and non-state actors, while nurturing regional allies and promoting American values, declares the Pentagon’s new National Military Strategy 2015.

That the United States is “the world’s strongest nation, enjoying unique advantages in technology, energy, alliances and partnerships, and demographics,” is the underlying assumption in thedocument. “However, these advantages are being challenged.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How dare they challenge US rule of the world! Haw dare they dare! How DARE they dare to DARE!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 02 09:24

How a Dogged L.A. DEA Agent Unraveled the CIA's Alleged Role in the Murder of Kiki Camarena

By the time Camarena's badly decomposed corpse turned up several weeks after his abduction, U.S. agents in Mexico had exposed the ballyhooed success of the drug war as a farce perpetrated by Mexican authorities in league with the traffickers. The Federal Security Directorate (DFS), a Mexican police agency modeled on the FBI and in part created by the CIA, dismissed a fifth of its personnel in the wake of the Camarena murder; 19 of the 31 state-level commanders were replaced.

Jul 02 09:17

Palestinian cinema thrives in London despite festival demise

The vibrant line-up of Palestinian cinema in London this summer comes despite the surprising and somewhat mysterious suspension of the London Palestine Film Festival which, with its program of talks, exhibitions and panels, was able to place the films in a broader context.

The festival, which started out in 1998 as a student venture at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), issued a statement in late May announcing that “After 17 editions of the London Palestine Film Festival, the Palestine Film Foundation has announced that from 2015 it is suspending production of the annual film festival indefinitely.”

According to the statement, the goal of achieving enough funding to run the festival “at the standard deemed necessary” has “continued to elude the organization.”

Jul 02 09:13

NSA: Visualize Everything

The National Security Agency, while primarily occupied by sweeping up billions of phone calls, emails, texts and social media messages each day, wants better visual information about the earth and its residents, too, Admiral Michael Rogers said Wednesday.

"Signals intelligence ... ain't enough, you guys," the NSA chief told a gathering of contractors in the geospatial intelligence business. "We gotta create a much broader picture."

We need "the ability to visualize," he explained, because "man is fundamentally a visual creature."

Jul 02 08:59

German media: Obama, NSA tactics a reminder of Nazi's Gestapo in Europe

The revelation of this latest information on spying has created a significant political uprising in Germany, a nation that has been historically victimized by spies in its midst. In the past, the German people had more than their share of experience with espionage due to the tactics of Adolph Hitler's Gestapo and then the communist-government's Stasi in East Germany. Experts believe this history of domestic spying has created a fear of any sort of spying or eavesdropping which explains the reaction when one of Chancellor Merkel's cell phones was allegedly bugged by the Obama administration.

Jul 02 08:42

XKEYSCORE: NSA’S GOOGLE FOR THE WORLD’S PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS

One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse. Today, The Intercept is publishing 48 top-secret and other classified documents about XKEYSCORE dated up to 2013, which shed new light on the breadth, depth and functionality of this critical spy system — one of the largest releases yet of documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika, the land of the surveilled and the home of the cowed!!

Jul 02 08:39

COP WHO TORTURED HANDCUFFED MAN HAD PRIOR RECORD OF ATTACKING PEOPLE

In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him. Now that a video has been released that shows officer Magness horrifically torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014, the department might be wondering if they made the wrong decision to keep Magness on the force.

The man, who is now fairly agitated after being assaulted while in handcuffs is thrown into the cell. He then makes a mistake and raises his open hand toward Magness.

At this point, Magness jumps on the man and begins pummeled him. Magness, knowing that his body camera is recording this abuse, continues to yell out, “Stop Resisting!” throughout the abuse in an attempt to justify his torturous ways.
It gets worse from there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, but you see: THIS is the new normal for police departments in the US.

Training by the IDF makes American cops look at their fellow and sister citizens as though they were Palestinians.

This is how "to protect and serve" is interpreted now.

Calling the police, for ANY ISSUE, can now be hazardous to your health, or the health of your family and pets.

Please, just be smart and don't do it.

Jul 01 19:54

President Obama and Jeb Bush agree:

(*enough said !)

Jul 01 19:37

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

(*Yesterday it was funny
Today it ain't funny anymore .)

Jul 01 17:28

SB277 signed into law by Governor, California to deny vaccine exemptions for school children

The vaccine discussion issue just got more complicated as California governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277. Just one day after lawmakers sent him the bill, Brown signed it into law, eliminating all personal and religious exemptions for vaccines for California's schoolchildren.

It defies common sense. It negates basic human rights. But Governor Brown has chosen to take away the right to exempt children from vaccinations for religious and personal (philosophical ) reasons for anyone who wants their child to attend school.

Jul 01 17:26

U.S. Congress considers mandating vaccinations for all school children

Your God-given right as a parent to choose the best and safest medical interventions for your children is under attack by a Democratic congresswoman from Florida. Representative Frederica S. Wilson from Florida's 24th District (North Miami) recently introduced the "Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015," which in a nutshell would force vaccinations on all children as a requirement to attend public school.

No longer would parents have the freedom to opt out of this form of medical assault using personal or philosophical exemptions. States would be required under Rep. Wilson's bill to basically scrap these exemptions in order to continue receiving federal funding, which amounts to the same kind of tyranny our nation's founders sacrificed their lives to escape.

Jul 01 17:06

Greece Explained (In 2 Cartoons)

Jul 01 17:01

Greece Surrenders its Sovereignty to Brussels

The Syriza government is backing down after the realization that Brussels will declare economic war on Greece by deliberately trying to plunge the country into total ruin, far worse than the sanctions imposed on Russia. This is a sad day for the entire world. It is a terrible example that the Troika is the new equivalent of a Roman Triumvirate – the death of democracy. Europeans will remember this day for it is when national sovereignty died.

Jul 01 16:45

Cop who tortured handcuffed man had prior record of attacking people

In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him. Now that a video has been released that shows officer Magness horrifically torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014, the department might be wondering if they made the wrong decision to keep Magness on the force.

Jul 01 15:02

Disabled Vet Faces Life In Prison for Treating PTSD with Pot

A marine corps veteran faces life in prison for cultivating marijuana plants while he lived in Oklahoma, plants which he relied on to treat severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

Jul 01 14:37

MYSTERY: NATIONAL DEBT FROZEN AT $18,112,975,000,000 — FOR 15 WEEKS?

That, according to the Treasury’s statements, makes 15 straight weeks that the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.

Jul 01 13:35

BOOGA BOOGA! FIREWORKS THIS WEEKEND COULD BE FROM ISIS!

Another suspected member of a reportedly ISIS radicalized terror cell was arrested in New Jersey Monday, as the metropolitan area goes on hyper-alert for the threat of an attack during the Fourth of July holiday.

Jul 01 13:16

SAD! Video shows Americans Have No Idea Why They Are Celebrating the 4th of July

With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents.

Jul 01 13:05

For students at for-profit colleges, wrong mix of loans can be toxic

Kimberly Garrison has been struggling with her student loans for a full decade. Unable to land a job with her computer networking associate’s degree, the Homestead woman missed payments, which led to her wages being garnished — about $700 per month. When Garrison received an inheritance after the death of her grandmother, she put the full $10,000 toward her loan debt, she says, in hopes of getting it under control.

Still, the $35,168 she borrowed from 2003 to 2005 to attend the Miami campus of ITT Tech has grown to $62,030.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Higher education used to be about getting a better education and job. Today, under the influence of the money-junkies, it is just another way to plunge Americans onto that debt-hook for life!

Jul 01 12:13

Endless Wars in Middle East More About Money Than Threats

Jul 01 11:51

NEA Attack on Homeschoolers Blasted as Outrageous

The National Education Association has launched an attack on the practice of homeschooling, and one leading education expert is not taking it lying down.

“The National Education Association’s radical attacks on constitutionally protected liberties and homeschooling families in particular are outrageous and should be vehemently denounced by every real educator and every real American,” internationalist journalist and educator Alex Newman declared.

Jul 01 11:46

Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its once-secret program that systematically collects records of Americans’ domestic phone calls in bulk.

But the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that it would ask the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which had ruled that the surveillance program was illegal, to issue an injunction to halt the program, setting up a potential conflict between the two courts.

The program lapsed on June 1, when a law on which it was based, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, expired. Congress revived that provision on June 2 with a bill called the USA Freedom Act, which said the provision could not be used for bulk collection after six months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You didn't REALLY think they were going to stop, did you?!?

Jul 01 11:44

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

So the fast track plan to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership has run into a new wrinkle after an amendment passed in the Senate debate: slavery. Yes, really, slavery: the Senate voted for an amendment that would make it more difficult for countries that engage in slavery to be in the TPP, and the Obama administration objected.

Jul 01 10:36

SURVEY OF 382 U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SHOWS FAR GREATER CONCERN ABOUT ANTI-GOVERNMENT EXTREMISTS THAN ABOUT ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

Ask a cop what kind of extremist they’re most concerned about and the answer is likely to be those opposed to the government, not Muslim terrorists.

A survey of 382 law enforcement agencies from around the United States asked officers to list the main violent extremist threat their agency faces.

Anti-government extremists were listed more than any other by far: 73.8%. Al Qaeda-inspired extremists came in a distant second, at 39.3%.

“Law enforcement agencies in the United States consider anti-government violent extremists, not radicalized Muslims, to be the most severe threat of political violence that they face,” the survey’s authors, Charles Kurzman and David Schanzer, wrote in their report (pdf).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How odd; are we about to criminalize anger at the brain-dead policies which leave this country worse off than it was before?

If someone is angry at governmental policies, does absolutely no violence, and shares their views with others in a lucid,logical way, does that make them an "anti-government extremist"?!?

I am a vocal government critic, who is both a Christian and a pacifist, who would never use, nor advocate, violence, ever.

But I have to wonder here: how soon will peaceful, logical criticism of government cause me to get "lumped in" with anti-government extremists?!?

When does logic become criminal?!?

This is a very critical question we all need to ask ourselves, as Americans, before we collectively start sliding down a very slippery slope.

And we have been on a very slippery slope, judicially, since 9/11, and have almost regressed to "Code Napoleon" law standards, where someone is immediately considered guilty until proven innocent, which absolutely throws the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" squarely on its head.

Rather than fix the root causes of anger against government, it appears that anger at government, in and of itself, is about to be criminalized, and labeled, and thoroughly medicated.

Jul 01 09:52

Massive anti-austerity rally in Athens

Jul 01 09:49

Interview of an American militiaman "Texas": If come to attack people's homes, don't be surprised if you get killed"

Jul 01 09:07

U.S. Congress considers mandating vaccinations for all school children

Your God-given right as a parent to choose the best and safest medical interventions for your children is under attack by a Democratic congresswoman from Florida. Representative Frederica S. Wilson from Florida's 24th District (North Miami) recently introduced the "Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015," which in a nutshell would force vaccinations on all children as a requirement to attend public school.

Jul 01 09:05

On Greece and Europe: What is Called “Negotiation” is a Demand for Total Surrender

What is called “negotiation” is in reality a demand for total surrender. The Troika’s demand is to force Syriza to go back on the campaign promises that it made to voters who replaced the old right-wing Pasok (“socialist”) and Conservative New Democracy coalition, or else simply apply the austerity program to which that coalition had agreed:cutbacks in pensions, deeper austerity, more privatization selloffs, and a tax shift off business onto labor. In short, economic suicide.

Jul 01 08:16

Obama Removes TPP’s Anti-Slavery Clause, Then Attacks Confederate Flag as “Symbol of Slavery”

Right before he publicly attacked the Confederate flag as a “symbol of slavery,” President Obama quietly removed an “anti-slavery” provision from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement.

Jul 01 08:14

South Shore libraries to observe Banned Books Week

Visitors to the Milton Public Library’s teen room and adult graphic novel sections will be greeted by a startling sight the next two weeks – Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” “Batman” and other books wrapped in bright yellow caution tape.

The display is the centerpiece of the library’s observance of national “Banned Books Week,” which is sponsored annually by the American Library Association and 11 other groups.

South Shore patrons will see similar displays all next week, starting Sunday, at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy, Thayer Library in Braintree, Scituate Public Library, Ventress Library in Marshfield and others. Some are already in place.

All the displays are aimed at calling attention to why popular and highly regarded books have drawn complaints from parents and groups over the years – and why it’s important to keep them on library shelves.

“It’s not the library’s place to ban books,” Milton teen librarian Amy Rosa said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That they even have to make an issue about this tells you what has gone wrong with this nation.

Jul 01 08:06

Obama Issues 19 Classified Directives Changing Laws Passed by Congress

Since being inaugurated in 2009, President Barack Obama has issued 30 Presidential Policy Directives (PPD), 19 of which he has ordered to be kept secret from Congres and the American people.

Barack Obama campaigned for president promising to usher in an era of transparency in government. That promise stands next to “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” in the Barack Obama Presidential Hall of Shame.

Jul 01 07:41

Ending the Ownership of Money

As is now common knowledge, some of the world’s most powerful countries are insolvent due to ever-increasing sovereign debt. At this point, the economies are being held together through only one factor: continued faith in the currency by the average citizen. As soon as that faith disappears, the economies will crash.

Not surprisingly, the leaders of these countries and their close associates (particularly the banks) are actively seeking means by which they can escape the effects of the crisis they have created and still retain some sort of control.

For some time, I’ve predicted that one way in which they will accomplish this will be the elimination of cash, that in order to prevent a run on the banks in which the average citizen simply removes his money from the system, such a removal would be made impossible by ending the existence of bank notes. It would be replaced with an electronic currency system, so that the only “cash” that exists is a credit in a bank account.

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Jul 01 07:36

Greece Again Can Save The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Like Marathon, Thermopylae, Plateau and Mycale roughly 2,500 years ago, Western freedom again depends on Greece. Today Washington and its empire of European vassal states are playing the part of the Persian Empire, and belatedly the Greeks have formed a government, Syriza, that refuses to submit to the Washington Empire.

Few people understand that the fate of Western liberty, what remains of it, is at stake in the conflict, and, indeed, the fate of life on earth. Certainly the German government does not understand. Sigmar Gabriel, a German vice-chancellor, has declared the Greek government to be a threat to the European order. What he means by the “European order” is the right of the stronger countries to loot the weaker ones.

The “Greek crisis” is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.

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Jul 01 04:51

The emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the death of free speech

This following column from John Whitehead should be required reading for all Americans worried about the herd like mentality of those rushing to ban anything connected to the Confederate flag.

We are now seeing the opening silos of a full fledged attack on free speech in America.

Jul 01 02:35

Racial Tensions Ignite, Distracting Americans While “Major Financial Collapse is Imminent”

Inciting hatred has a tendency to spread and boil over... and then distract from the real issues.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 30 19:10

FAKE HATE: Black Activist Admits Hanging Confederate Flag from Black Soldier Memorial

A Confederate flag was hung on a Boston memorial to black soldiers on Sunday night.
The Boston Globe reported:

A Confederate battle flag was attached Sunday night to a Boston memorial that commemorates one of the first all-black regiments to fight for the union during the Civil War, hanging there for over an hour before a woman removed it.

Melissa Carino, 37, of Lowell said she saw the flag hanging from the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial across the street from the State House at about 8 p.m. Carino said she left and returned to the location later, angered that it had not been removed.

Now here’s the rest of the story…
A black activist hung the flag for shock value.
The Boston Globe reported:

Jun 30 15:09

Video: Young Americans Shocked to Learn of Hillary’s Multiple Mansions

Young Americans being quizzed on the homes of 2016 Presidential candidates were in for a shock this week after learning of the multiple mansions owned by Hillary Clinton.

Jun 30 15:02

Body cam video shows jail beating in Federal Heights, Denver

A police officer in Federal Heights, CO has pleaded guilty of attempted third-degree assault after a body-cam video emerged of him beating and torturing a restrained suspect while his colleagues looked on.

Jun 30 14:33

U.S. debt headed toward Greek levels

United States’ projected debt over the next 25 years looks a lot like Greece’s over the past 25.

Jun 30 14:02

Greece: The Five Possible Paths Forward

Greece is poised between remaining a member of the eurozone or leaving it. In fact, as WSJ’s Stephen Fidler explains, there are five possible future currency arrangements for Greece. Here they are…

Jun 30 13:38

Ron Paul Says the Stock Market Crash Could Cause an Economic Collapse

During an interview on CNBC last week, the libertarian commentator predicted a huge crash in the financial system, saying the stock market’s “day of reckoning” is near

Jun 30 13:28

Greece Is the Canary in the Coal Mine : Are Your Savings Next?

This is an “Amber Alert” day in the markets. -- First, they will limit withdrawals. Then they will either close their doors or run out of cash.

Jun 30 13:04

Stop the Gun Grabbers : Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

Maybe there are Americans who would argue that we are moving toward greater liberty and less government control over our lives and no longer need to remain an armed citizenry. I’d like to see their evidence.

Jun 30 12:35

Vicious Columbus Pig sends guy to the hospital for a fractured skull

an eight second clip that shows officers slamming Evans to the ground.

Jun 30 12:13

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Mandatory Vaccine Law SB277

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing...

Jun 30 12:05

On Greece and Europe: What is Called “Negotiation” is a Demand for Total Surrender

What is called “negotiation” is in reality a demand for total surrender. The Troika’s demand is to force Syriza to go back on the campaign promises that it made to voters who replaced the old right-wing Pasok (“socialist”) and Conservative New Democracy coalition, or else simply apply the austerity program to which that coalition had agreed:cutbacks in pensions, deeper austerity, more privatization selloffs, and a tax shift off business onto labor. In short, economic suicide.

Jun 30 11:32

‘The Science is Clear': Gov. Brown Signs SB 277

Governor Jerry Brown announced late Tuesday morning that he has signed the controversial vaccine bill, Senate Bill 277.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And the campaign donation check cleared!"

Jun 30 11:21

Egypt president to change law to permit speedy executions

Egypt’s President, General Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, has said he wants to change the law to allow for quicker executions in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putting in an express lane!

Jun 30 11:19

Activists Plan to Burn American Flags in New York City Ahead of Fourth of July

A group calling for the immediate disarmament of the New York Police Department plans to burn American flags in a Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July holiday.

“Disarm NYPD” announced the “Burn the American Flags” event on Facebook, inviting individuals to join the organization at Fort Greene Park to “set fire to this symbol of oppression.”

Organizers said accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof wasn’t an “isolated actor,” but a “product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in America.” The event originally was aimed at burning the Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and stripes.

“There will be no peace until we tear down this system of oppression,” the group wrote on Facebook. “It isn’t enough to take the flag down; we must put an end to white supremacy once and for all.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are several questions which come to mind on this, and the first is: who is paying for these flags to be burned?!?

And the second question is, should these protests go national, and get horrifically violent, who benefits?!?

I really have to very soberly think that the greatest benefactor for such actions would be the Federal Government itself, because a national curfew could be imposed, followed by the suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, coupled with the invocation of martial law.

And this administration would dearly love to be in a position to do this.

Why?!? Because world financial conditions will impact the American economy horrifically, with it looking like Greece, Puerto Rico, and Ukraine defaulting, all at approximately the same time.

What we saw yesterday on the stock markets may well be a harbinger of things to come.

The US government is very keen to start wars with Russia and China, to prevent the upswing of the ruble and yuan against the dollar.

With no First Amendment protection available, we cannot protest against either these wars, nor the reintroduction of the draft (and legislation for that, which will draft both our young men and women, has been sitting in the House Armed Services Committee for at least the last two years, until the "Right emotional moment" comes, where the House and senate believe that the American people will sign off on it)

Please be smart about how you protest, and do not give this Administration the reasons it wants to invoke martial law.

Yes, I know that the Supreme Court made flag burning protected free speech; but you can still be charged with a misdemeanor.

Anyone who wants to protest this weekend, please do it peacefully.

And remember; the stinky kid advocating property destruction, or the hurting of anyone of your brothers and sisters who are also protesting with you, is most likely a government operative, hoping to inflame the angers which exist into becoming full on riot conditions.

Jun 30 10:49

16 Facts About The Tremendous Financial Devastation That We Are Seeing All Over The World

As we enter the second half of 2015, financial panic has gripped most of the globe. Stock prices are crashing in China, in Europe and in the United States. Greece is on the verge of a historic default, and now Puerto Rico and Ukraine are both threatening to default on their debts if they do not receive concessions from their creditors. Not since the financial crisis of 2008 has so much financial chaos been unleashed all at once. Could it be possible that the great financial crisis of 2015 has begun?

Things have been relatively quiet in the financial world for so long that many have been sucked into a false sense of security.

But the underlying imbalances were always there, and they have been getting worse over time.

I believe that we are heading into a global financial collapse that will make what happened in 2008 look like a Sunday picnic by the time it is all said and done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To all our readers/listeners; I would never want to be characterized as "Mrs. Chicken Little of Oahu, 2015, but I can tell you this: something wicked this way comes.

Whether it is a major collapse of the US economy, or a world war, began by a US government, which will be engineered as a distraction from a collapse of the US economy, I do not know.

But as always, we advise prudence in favor of freaking out.

Make sure that you have no more funds in the bank than are absolutely needed to pay your bills.

Make sure to have extra storable food, potable water, and medications for your family, and your pets.

Create a bug-out plan, and figure out how much flexibility your children's schools have, if you are seeing a state of emergency coming, and feel you need to get your kids out of school quickly.

Have some amounts of silver in your possession; if the dollar craters completely, that will most likely become a medium of exchange, because it is solid.

Find people with whom you can barter skills and services, and develop a community of like-minded people with whom you would feel comfortable.

Jun 30 10:43

SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS THE SYMBOL OF BLACK OPPRESSION IN AMERICA!

This whole Confederate flag issue is an attack on the First Amendment itself, to trick Americans into accepting the idea that because some people see the Confederate flag as a symbol of oppression, that justifies taking it away from everyone, including those who see it as symbolizing something else, such as family history or the right to secede from tyrannical government.

And if you fall for it; if you go along with the idea that something offensive to a minority justifies banning it for all, it will not stop with the Confederate flag. Politicians will start to ban anything they can find a few people to claim they are offended by, and there are already too many people living in this nation whose entire sense of self-worth is built on always being offended by something!

We are poised on the same slippery slope that led another nation into disaster!

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Jun 30 10:35

Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.

Jun 30 10:34

Phalanx of Philadelphia Cops Arrest and Assault Crying-Toddler-Holding Guy For Evading $2.25 Fare and Did We Mention He's Black?

Now that we've offered at least some legal protections to gay and sick people, maybe it's time to safeguard black people still being daily terrorized by blue people with a sick sense of entitlement. Case in point: Philadelphia's burly mob of both transit and street cops - tellingly, black and white - who set upon a black dad carrying his baby daughter, grabbing him by the throat, slamming him into a wall and arresting him after he allegedly failed to pay his $2.25 subway fare. When surreal video of the encounter surfaced and quickly went viral, it was first reported that Ellis Smith had failed to pay his daughter's fare, and outrage centered on the fact that kids under four are free so huh? Then it was reported police had approached Smith for evading his own fare, a "crime" targeted in a recent crackdown.

Jun 30 10:34

Recently Retired Cop Blows the Whistle on Police Corruption in Epic Twitter Rant

Michael A. Woods is a retired Baltimore police officer who recently began tweeting about the embedded culture of oppression and corruption in police departments. While he speaks directly only to his own personal experiences, the same shady behavior exists in police department across the country — and none of this comes as a surprise to poor people and persons of color.

Jun 30 10:04

Washington man given less than 2 gallons of water while jailed 13 days over bad check — and now he’s dead

ashington man starved to death while jailed 13 days over a bad check.

An autopsy showed that Keaton Farris died April 7 of dehydration and malnutrition after nearly two weeks in the Island County Jail, reported Natives in America.

Relatives hired a detective to investigate his death, and they learned two months later that jail employees refused to offer medical treatment to Farris or provide medication for his bipolar disorder.

They also found the 25-year-old Farris was denied even the minimum amount of water needed for human survival after guards shut it off to prevent him from flooding his cell.

The investigation revealed Farris had been given just 185 ounces of water, or about a gallon and a half, while incarcerated – far below the 1,563 ounces recommended under National Institute of Health guidelines.

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This is what happens to mentally ill people in the US; rather than being places in a psychiatric hospital where he really belonged, he was thrown in jail, and died there.

Had he received proper treatment, he might have survived. But of course, public funds for psychiatric hospitals are nearly non-existent in this country; so people who desperately need psychiatric services are considered completely expendable by the local and federal authorities.

Mr. Farris was, obviously, one of those people.

Jun 30 09:26

Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing

Things seem to be going from bad to worse in Australia. In April, it brought in mandatory data retention, and last week its own version of SOPA finally became law. Now the Australian government is working on another awful piece of legislation: a bill to revoke the citizenship of those holding dual nationality if they are "involved in terrorism." A column in The Sydney Morning Herald gives a few examples of what that dangerously elastic concept might mean in practice:

Citizenship would automatically be stripped from a person convicted of entering an area declared to be a no-go zone by the Australian government. This would occur even if the person has entered that area for innocent purposes, such as to do business, visit friends or undertake a religious pilgrimage. The same result would follow for a person convicted of damaging Commonwealth property or possessing a 'thing', such as a book or downloaded file from the Internet, that is in some way connected with terrorism.

Jun 30 09:16

The Use Of Flouridation For Mass Mind Control

The following letter was received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954, from Mr. Charles Perkins, a chemist:

Jun 30 09:13

GOV. BROWN HAS 12 DAYS TO SIGN CALIF. SCHOOL VACCINE BILL

California's contentious school vaccine bill is now on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. On Monday, the state senate passed the bill that would require vaccinations for every student.

At the heart of the debate is a personal belief exemption that, until now, allowed parents to not have their kids immunized.

Such was the decision by Mill Valley residents Alex Gatsis and Tim Lundeen, who worry that their son Jace might suffer a bad reaction based on an auto-immune condition.

"Do we move? Do we leave California, maybe?" Gatsis asked.

"I think the whole purpose of the bill is to increase the number of vaccines that are on the mandatory schedule, which is going to generate hundreds of millions of dollars. There is no public benefit to this bill but there is a benefit to Merck, and there is a benefit to the politicians who are getting campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical business," Lundee said.

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This bill, if signed, will witness the ushering in of an entire generation of young moms and dads who will either home school their children, rather than vaccinate, or leave the state.

If you are a California resident who has to make the tough decisions about vaccinating your kids, please do your due diligence.

But the worst offenders, in terms of vaccines leaving kids permanently damaged,seem to be the combination shots. Please do your research wisely, and remember; home schooled kids tend to do extraordinarily well on college entrance exams.

Jun 30 08:59

Court: First Amendment protects profanity against police

A teenage boy convicted of obstruction after yelling and cursing at three Seattle police officers while they were investigating a disturbance at his house had a First Amendment right to behave the way he did, the Washington Supreme Court said in an opinion Thursday.

Jun 30 08:34

Nevada joins water suit against feds

Nevada Monday joined 12 other states in a suit challenging a new federal “Waters of the United States” rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that greatly expands the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act.

Jun 30 08:15

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine-refusal firing

A nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot without claiming a religious or medical exemption, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday.

The three-judge panel wrote that the hospital's policy of allowing religious or medical exemptions to the flu shot requirement "unconstitutionally discriminated against" plaintiff June Valent by rejecting her refusal to be vaccinated for secular reasons.

Jun 30 08:14

Why Israel Declared 18 Dairy Cows a National Security Risk

Within six months, the whole town had turned to the local dairy for its milk, dubbed “Intifada milk.” The self-made dairymen delivered it by night so Israeli soldiers wouldn’t see it. One day an Israeli soldier came to the farm, took photos of the cows, and told the Palestinians they weren’t allowed to have the cows and gave them 24 hours to shut it down. He said the cows were a threat to Israel’s national security. Amer Shomali thinks he knows why.

“For the Palestinians, it meant a step closer to being free, to be able to decide their future, to be independent. Basically that was what was the security threat for Israel. It’s not the cow itself. It’s what the cow represents: a step toward independence.”

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The goal for Israel was to keep the Palestinians dependent on Israeli dairies, for both economic and political gain. We see the same thing happening here in the US with the government forcing us to remain dependent on favored corporations, for economic and political gain.

Jun 30 07:52

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it…. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.” ? Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Jun 30 07:51

Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. – Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”

Jun 30 07:41

Video: Maniac Cop Straps Handcuffed Man To Chair And Tortures Him For “Resisting”

A police officer in Federal Heights, CO has pleaded guilty of attempted third-degree assault after video emerged of him beating and literally torturing a restrained suspect while his colleagues looked on.

Jun 30 06:53

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use.

Jun 30 06:36

Unprepared: What Do You Think Would Happen If A Greek-Style Crisis Hit America?

Sadly, most Americans will not listen until it is far too late. And then once a major crisis strikes, they will be forced to rely on the kindness of others because they have not made any preparations themselves.

Jun 29 20:10

July 4: Land of the free, home of the brave? Ok; are you free and brave enough to demand arrests of US .01% War Criminals?

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9-minute video from Tragedy & Hope:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E-q1CcPHig

Do you admire the US Declaration of Independence ideals of unalienable rights, having the intellectual integrity and moral courage to defend your country from dictatorial government, and refusing being used as work animals of a .01% self-declared “elite”?

Those of you with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, are you honorable to enact that Oath here and now?

Those of you who consider yourselves responsible and educated citizens, do you respect the sacrifices of all our families through two world wars to uphold the Emperor’s New Clothes simple treaties that make current US wars Orwellian unlawful? I mean, really: can you tell us any more important law for citizens to understand than when armed attack is and is not lawful?

Jun 29 15:44

Obama signs bill giving himself fast-track powers for trade deals

President Barack Obama signed a bill giving him "fast-track" powers to conduct and conclude trade legislation. The bill was approved by Congress last week after months of contentious debate and several difficult votes.

In addition to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), as the fast-track bill is officially called, the president signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) act, extending aid to US workers who might lose their jobs as a consequence of free-trade deals.

Jun 29 13:21

A New Mode of Warfare - The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets

Eurozone financial strategists made it clear that they wanted to make an example of Syriza as a warning to Spain’s Potemos party, and anti-euro parties in Italy and France. The message was supposed to have been, “Avoid our austerity and we will cause chaos. Look at Greece.”

Jun 29 13:02

Revealed: NSA Conducted Massive Economic Espionage Against France

New documents released by WikiLeaks reveal that the NSA's spying program delved even deeper into the French economy and politics, eavesdropping on government ministers and major corporations. The news comes only days after it was revealed that the US spied on three French presidential administrations.

Jun 29 10:14

They Must Be Controlled

In a 1968 Star Trek episode titled "The Gamesters of Triskelion," disembodied aliens abduct Captain Kirk and two of his crew for their own entertainment. They fit the humans with special collars that create enormous pain on command, thereby ensuring compliance.

Of course, Captain Kirk finds a heroic way to escape the situation. Actual 2015 prisoners fitted with "Stun-Cuffs" from Myers Enterprises are not so lucky. Their keepers can inflict agony on command from up to 100 yards away.

Jun 29 10:08

We Are All Greeks! Europe Only Has a Future With the New Silk Road

It's not Greece which has failed, but rather Chancellor Merkel, Finance Minister Schäuble, the EU Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Why should the Greek government stick with the austerity measures demanded by the EU, which have already reduced the Greek economy by a third, lowered the birth rate, raised the death rate, and increased youth unemployment to 65%? A policy that even the IMF had to admit was completely incompetent, and that the UN expert on debt and human rights condemned as a clear violation of human rights? Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's decision not to capitulate to the "shock and awe" method of the Eurogroup's Shylocks is not only correct, but offers the chance for all of Europe to break with the insanity of the casino economy, which only serves the interests of the banks and speculators—provided however, that Germany and other countries find the courage to mobilize Europe's moral and intellectual strengths.

Jun 29 10:08

Newsday Editor: Carve Hate Speech Out Of First Amendment, Hold Websites Responsible If Users Post Hate Speech

It's perfectly reasonable to be angered and horrified at ignorant, racist, bigoted hate speech. It's perfectly reasonable to be concerned about those who spew such idiocy. But it's something else entirely to argue that because you dislike it, others should not be allowed to speak their beliefs. That a newspaper editor would advocate for such things seems particularly bizarre and counterproductive.

Jun 29 10:04

Former Treasury Official: The West Is Collapsing!

Everything in this country is becoming Third World – nothing functions anymore. – Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Shadow of Truth, in reference to the completely rigged financial markets and failed democracy in the United States

Based on the reaction overnight by the stock market futures to the EU/Greek situation – the S&P 500 futures are down 25 pts/1.2% – I would hazard the opinion that the zombies on CNBC were slighly off-base when they asserted last week that a Greek default was already “priced into the market.”

This idiocy displayed on CNBC is emblematic of the extreme degree to which propaganda has infected our media. But it also highlights the degree to which the American public has willingly turned a blind eye to the Orwellian fog that has completely enveloped our system.

Jun 29 09:14

Oh, The Lies We Are Fed

What is happening is a convergence of events unlike the world has ever seen. The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, also known as the Plunge Protection Team, has kept the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 on a continually higher moving plane for over five years. If you just look at a chart for either of these two indices you will see an approximate 30 degree angle moving from left to right. This is unnatural; this is unsustainable.

Jun 29 08:56

Truth is a Crime Against The State

The Western presstitutes have succeeded in creating a false reality for insouciant Americans and also for much of the European Union population.

A sizable percentage of these insouciant peoples believe that Russia invaded Ukraine and that Russia is threatening to invade the Baltic States and Poland. This belief exists despite all intelligence of all Western governments reporting that there is no sign of any Russian forces that would be required for invasion.

The “Russian invasion,” like “Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda connections,” like “Assad of Syria’s use of chemical weapons against his own people,” like “Iranian nukes,” never existed but nevertheless became the reality in the Western media. The insouciant Western peoples believe in non-existent occurrences.

In other words, just to state the obvious noncontroversial fact, the Western “news” media is a propaganda ministry from which no truth emerges.

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The "Whoreporate news networks", in print, or electronically, only give you the narrative the US government wants you to hear or see, which is why you are many times shielded so carefully from the stark realities creating public policy about which you need to know, and understand.

Unfortunately, at this point in my life, the country of which I am most deeply frightened, in terms of making some sort of ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong policies which will impact Americans badly (either by declaring a new war, against a truly non-belligerent country which is no threat to us), or embracing fiscal policies which will lead to a smash and burn of the US economy's small businesses, is my own government.

Jun 29 08:47

Merkel Warns of Europe's Collapse: 'If Euro Fails, So Will the Idea of European Union'

In a dramatic appeal for Europeans to come together to address the common currency crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Thursday that if the euro collapses, so will the idea of European unity. She also described the current euro crisis as Europe's greatest test since the collapse of communism.

Jun 29 08:12

‘Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic’

War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you. It limits the terms of debate before you even begin. It answers questions before they’re even asked.

When you define something as war, it dictates the use of the military (or militarized police forces, prisons, and other forms of coercion) as the primary instruments of policy. Violence becomes the means of decision, total victory the goal. Anyone who suggests otherwise is labeled a dreamer, an appeaser, or even a traitor.

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Ever noticed that when the US declares war on ANYTHING (poverty, drugs, terror, etc.), the problem gets worse rather than better?!?

And the government of the US has a severe problem on its hands; after the lies about Saddam's Weapons, the lies used to trick us into invading and occupying Afghanistan, and the general state of lying about the economy, the American government has zero credibility with the American people.

We can no longer believe anything this government says, and have become (peacefully and logically) vocal about that.

About the only thing the US government has now is to engineer a massive false flag attack, and use it as the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights and declare martial law.

Jun 29 07:48

White supremacists sign up for military to train for race war — with little pushback from Pentagon

After the horrific massacre at Charleston’s historic black church, Americans are slowly realizing the threat posed by white supremacist and neo-Nazi movements. But few know that their presence has grown within one of the most powerful institutions in America: the US military.

According to the FBI, there are hundreds of white supremacists in the US army or in the veteran community. Some analysts even estimate the number is in the thousands. In America, 203 white supremacist “extremist cases” investigated by the Bureau from 2001 to 2008 involved veterans. The problem hasn’t gone away. Neo-Nazi veteran Wade Michael Page attacked six worshippers at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in 2012.

I spent a number of years investigating how neo-Nazis and white supremacists had infiltrated the US military, with very little push back from the Pentagon, which was desperate to keep the supply of troops flowing for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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This is pure codswallop to make Americans feel very afraid...very afraid indeed; to the point of doing everything their government tells them to, unthinkingly and unquestioningly.

If, in fact, this person actually did any research whatsoever, where are the numbers, please?!?

Notice that there is no hard evidence to back up anything this person alleges in this article.

IF this is not "research", then it is pure, grade-A bovine excrement propaganda, engineered to scare Americans.

And please remember; just as is the case with so many other mass casualty shooters in the US, Dylann Roof, the accused here, was on heavy psychiatric medications, which have a known history of causing homicidal or suicidal thoughts.

Please see the article here:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/big-list-of-drug-induced-killers/

Of course, demanding that pharmaceutical companies remove these dangerous substances from their product list would just cut into their bottom line too greatly, so that never happens. And in MY world, any drug company executive who allows such a drug to be sold, knowing its high risk, should be tried, convicted and jailed for a very long, and not in a Club Fed. But: I digress.

It has appeared to both Mike and me that someone in this country wants to see race hatred leading to some kind of a race war, and I have to pull back a bit, and ask "cui bono"?!? Who benefits?!?

Well, you have an Administration on the ropes in Washington, with its star player for the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, tanking on potential charges of corruption, gross mismanagement of the State Department, and outright lying to Congress on Benghazi, you start to feel cornered. And cornered politicians are both desperate and dangerous.

Except for the money junkies, the economy is in a mess; just ask anyone whose job was recently offshored/outsourced.

The benefit for such an administration from a national series of race riots would be to give Obama the excuse to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Law, and invoke martial law, and perhaps postpone the next election...indefinitely.

Nothing could be said about the US business-shredding Atlantic or Pacific trade deals, without imprisonment, fines, or both.

Nothing could be said about upcoming potential wars with Iran, China, and Russia.

And nothing could be said about Charlie Rangel's legislation, still sitting in the Armed Services Committee, to reinstate the draft, and draft our young women, as well as our young men.

I am noticing that on the feed from Faux News, we are being "prepped" for some kind of horrific terror incident to happen over this weekend, either domestically, or against American interests.

This could well be another "justification" for President Obama's gleeful suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Jun 29 07:36

How “trade” deals destroy economies

“Trade” deals which originate in US Congress are often disastrous for economies at home and abroad.

These “trade” deals favor corporations and are devastating to people at large.

They increase the gap between the wealthy and the rich, and also wealthy and rich countries.

Here’s what one “trade” deal, NAFTA, did to Mexican agriculture.

Jun 29 06:08

DHS/POLICE SAY CRIMINALS DRIVE CARS THAT'S WHY THEY'RE USING A NEW INFRARED LICENSE PLATE SCANNING SYSTEM

A new infrared police license plate reader system called the Data Driver Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDCAT) can spy on nearly a million license plates in a two-month span. DDACT's are being used in Idaho as evidenced by the above video.

Jun 29 04:04

Central Bank of Central Banks Says “The World is Unable to Fight Next Global Crash”

According to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the shadowy “central bank of central banks,” the world as it stands is incapable of combating another global financial crash – a crash that there is every reason to think is coming.

The BIS report described the threat of a new bust in advanced economies as a “main risk”... now suffering the costs of persistent ultra-low rates... which could “inflict serious damage on the financial system”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 28 18:13

Here's What Supreme Court Says about Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom

Justices disagree whether one paragraph gives enough protection

Jun 28 13:48

You couldn't make it up! Jacksonville city council proposes fines for those who back cars into driveways

For those who prefer to back vehicles into their driveways, a proposal pending before City Council would make it illegal to park their cars that way unless their license plate information is clearly visible from the street.

Jun 28 12:20

Obama ...What has he done right?

Jun 28 09:58

‘The American Century’ has Plunged the World Into Crisis. What Happens Now?

U.S. foreign policy is full of corruption and has not done the world well. Continuous war is inevitable if we continue to follow these same policies. Can we change this for the better?

Jun 28 09:32

Hearing Former IRS Official Lois Lerner's Emails

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gets an update from the Treasury inspector general

Jun 28 08:55

Could this be YOU? Everyday Americans, including trained professionals and bosses, reveal how easily they fell into masses of debt - and have been left with no escape

They are Americans from all walks of life and every corner of the country - but are united in debt.

The people pictured in the portraits below have all laid bare their personal finances - revealing the sometimes-crippling amounts of money they owe.

One business owner borrowed $250,000 to fund a laundromat, and is now struggling to shift it - while others have been struck by illness, fraud and what they admit is 'frivolous spending'.

Others owe more modest amounts - often from college fees and credit cards - but have varying levels of optimism about how they will ever pay it back.

All are featured in The Debt Project, a series of photographs by artist Brittany Powell, aiming to investigate how people come to borrow and owe such life-changing amounts of money. Each is accompanied by a hand-written note.

Jun 28 08:53

TPP Trade Agreement Sleight of Hand: It Was Soooo Easy to Distract The American People With A Confederate Flag Flap and then Sell Us Into Slavery Again!

while America was distracted by a contrived, pre-planned Confederate flag distraction, the U.S. Congress forfeited the entire American economic future by quietly passing so-called “fast-track authority” which will allow President Obama to approve the TPP “free trade” agreement.

The TPP, as you may have heard, outright surrenders U.S. sovereignty to multinational corporations, handing them total global monopolies over labor practices, immigration, Big Pharma drug pricing, GMO food labeling, criminalization of garden seeds and much more. In all, the TPP hands over control of 80% of the U.S. economy to global monopolists, and the TPP is set up to enable those corporations to engage in virtually unlimited toxic chemical pollution, medical monopolization, the gutting of labor safety laws and much more.

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Jun 28 08:34

‘We don’t need EU permission’: Greek parliament ratifies bailout referendum

As an equal member of the EU, Greece does not need to ask permissions from anyone to let the Greek people speak and have their voices heard, PM Tsipras told his parliament, promising that the state’s sovereignty and future will be decided via referendum.

Referendums have been used all across Europe as a way for people to directly express their will and have their voices heard, and Greece is fully in its right to conduct one PM Alexis Tsipras said during a late-night debate in parliament.

Jun 28 08:25

“Assholes ruin everything”

Most people just want to improve their lives, but some aren’t happy unless everyone else is miserable.

Jun 28 08:16

Re-Education Camps Document Declassified

-- What does it mean for YOU?

document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement…

Jun 28 08:07

New NSA whistleblower suspected behind French president surveillance leak

American and European security agencies are reportedly investigating a possible new whistleblower behind the WikiLeaks publication that exposed alleged NSA spying on top French officials, including three presidents.

The website on Tuesday released what appear to be classified NSA documents alleging the US agency spied on three successive French presidents: Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and incumbent François Hollande.

Responding to the report, Hollande called such activities unacceptable, while the French justice minister said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be offered symbolic asylum in the country. US President Barack Obama assured his French counterpart the US hadn’t spied on him.

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"We would never DO anything like that! Honest! Really, you are just being silly!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 28 07:49

'Nein Danke' - smaller German firms see U.S. trade deal as threat

Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that promises to ease the flow of goods and services across the Atlantic.

But instead she fears the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being hammered out between Brussels and Washington will give too much power to big multinationals at the expense of small companies like hers.

"The proposals are being negotiated behind closed doors with the help of 50 or 60 big corporates," said Roemmelt-Fella, whose firm is one of the thousands of small and medium-sized companies known as the 'Mittelstand' that account for 89 percent of Germany's exporters and form the backbone of the economy.

Jun 28 06:29

Admire US Declaration of Independence? Then LIVE those ideals; they require YOU to exist

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“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” - US Declaration of Independence, 1776

Matt Damon reads five minutes of Howard Zinn on the necessity of civil disobedience in the face of obvious government crimes (Dr. Zinn, a history professor and author, was a leader in protest of US obvious unlawful war on Vietnam):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2li9E_94MA

With informed consent, the 99.99% would freely choose to live the self-evident ideals of the Declaration of Independence:

All humans are created equal under God, with unalienable rights that include our lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Government exists to secure our inalienable rights from God.

Jun 27 23:44

End of days for trolls

Maybe some of the columns in today's paper will make you a little angry. Maybe you'll just harrumph and turn the page. Maybe you'll slam your teacup down and get up for a brisk walk around the couch. But, if your preferred method of releasing frustration is to take it out on us online, you better fill your boots.

Online trolling is about to become illegal.

For the benefit of the less-tech savvy folk, trolling is defined by the Urban Dictionary as "being a prick on the internet because you can".

But good news. Parliament is days away from putting a ban on this online intimidation. So, to draw attention to the line and the sand and the drawing of said line in the sand, a few MPs this week read out to a camera some choice "mean tweets" they'd received.

Jun 27 15:52

Think it's cool Facebook can auto-tag you in pics? So does the government

State-of-the-art facial recognition technology, which had been the stuff of hypothetical privacy nightmares for years, is becoming a startling reality. It is increasingly being deployed all around the United States by giant tech companies, shady advertisers and the FBI – with few if any rules to stop it.

Jun 27 14:54

Get-to-bed texts make for daycare dreams

Parents are getting texts on Sunday nights reminding them to put their children to bed early so they wake up in time for pre-school.

A new initiative to ensure South Auckland children attend early childhood education features the personalised bedtime reminder texts, health advice and lists of activities their children can take part in over the holidays.

Trials have proved so successful there are plans to extend it throughout the country.

Ministry of Education Early Learning Taskforce project manager Jilly Tyler said the initiative had boosted early education enrolments in Weymouth where it had been running for the past year.

"Since March 2014 enrolments across the seven centres have increased from an average of 70 per cent to 99 per cent. One centre doubled its attendance," she said.

Jun 27 14:11

In Case You Are Still Confused About Who Is In Charge

The spectacle is astonishing. The European Central Bank, the EMU bail-out fund, and the International Monetary Fund, among others, are lashing out in fury against an elected government that refuses to do what it is told.

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What is essential for everyone to understand is that banking is not a science. It is a religion with a bunch of made-up rules to benefit the clergy, meaning the bankers. It only works because we have all been brainwashed into believing that banking is as sacrosanct as any other church, and those ink and paper tickets represent something real.

Once human-kind realizes that banking is a manufactured fantasy world designed to exploit humans as slaves (as are the other religions), we take an important step towards freedom.

Jun 27 13:17

The Delphi Declaration - On Greece and Europe

Many readers of the European and American press must be confused about what actually is happening in the negotiations between Greece (Alexis Tsipras and Yannis Varoufakis). The European Troika (the IMF, European Central Bank and European Council now object to the name and want to be called simply “the Institutions”) have stepped up their demands on Syriza. What is called “negotiation” is in reality a demand for total surrender. The Troika’s demand is to force Syriza to go back on the campaign promises that it made to voters who replaced the old right-wing Pasok (“socialist”) and Conservative New Democracy coalition, or else simply apply the austerity program to which that coalition had agreed:cutbacks in pensions, deeper austerity, more privatization selloffs, and a tax shift off business onto labor. In short, economic suicide.

Jun 27 09:44

Lady Rothschild: Capitalism Should Be Socialism

Lynn Forester de Rothschild (60) who is married to Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild (83) has a problem with concentrated wealth. It is apparently, though, just a "theoretical" problem, since she never mentions giving any significant portion of the wealth controlled by her and her husband.

Jun 27 09:42

Whistleblowers could have citizenship revoked under proposed laws

Whistleblowers with dual citizenship who speak out on Australia’s national security – including those involved in allegations that Timor-Leste’s cabinet room was bugged – could face having their citizenship revoked under proposed laws.

A bill introduced to the federal parliament by the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, on Wednesday enhances the power of the immigration minister to revoke or initiate a renunciation of citizenship for conduct deemed to relate to certain terrorism offences. The new bill seeks to strip only dual nationals of their citizenship.

The proposed section 35A of the bill also outlines that citizenship will be lost automatically for Australians who are convicted of particular offences.

While some of those offences are related to terrorism, they also include commonwealth property offences. Legal experts have warned the government has overreached in applying the revocation powers to these kind of offences.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Abbott government: please, don't go there.

This is such a ham-fistedly, pig-headedly, paranoicially draconian piece of legislation that I hardly know where to begin.

But of the following, I am reasonably certain; this legislation, if passed, will have an utterly chilling effect on free speech in your country, and could, as an ultimate result, lead to a "brain drain" of Australia's best and brightest to a degree which Australia has never experienced before in its history.

The number of very sharp Australian citizens who will start to renounce their Australian citizenship, and look for less fascistic places to work and live, will leave you gobsmacked.

Jun 27 08:42

Former Red Light Ticket Cam CEO pleads guilty to bribing elected officials in Columbus OH,

including council president Andy Ginther

Karen L. Finley, guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials through the Ohio Democratic Party
Columbus OH still really wants Red Light Cameras
Like some other Ohio cities, Columbus has sued the state to bring back the cameras

Jun 27 00:49

The Myth of Global 'Free' Trade

The key to TTIP is the so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism that essentially gives corporations free reign to sue governments using a “failure to implement” provision, if state policies or legislation interfere with profits. But is this all about trade?

Jun 26 16:10

Imperialism and the Control of Agriculture -- Food Security: a Hostage to Wall Street

in many places, small farmers are being criminalised, taken to court and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land

Jun 26 15:41

Britain's GCHQ Using PsyOps Domestically to Encourage “Conformity”

The unit had engaged in “dirty tricks” like deploying sexual “honey traps” designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online.

Jun 26 14:41

Australian whistleblowers could have citizenship revoked under proposed laws

Whistleblowers with dual citizenship who speak out on Australia’s national security – including those involved in allegations that Timor-Leste’s cabinet room was bugged – could face having their citizenship revoked under proposed laws.

Jun 26 14:34

Feds Force Reason.com Editor to Rat out Commenters

I think we all know how crazy the comment section of any website can get. But no matter how vindictive, blustering, or threatening a comment may be, it’s pretty rare for the commenter to act on it in the real world.

But try telling that to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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