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Jan 13 15:32

Banksters Win Again – “Audit the Fed” Bill Fails in the Senate

Kudos to Rand Paul for trying, and respect to Democrat Bernie Sanders for voting in favor. Elizabeth Warren voting against is inexplicable and indefensible.

Jan 13 15:32

The Great Gun Grab of 2016

There ought to be no mistake about it: Barack Hussein Obama was purposely selected and installed by the World Shadow Government (WSG) to unlawfully nullify the Second Amendment.

Obama was educated and trained throughout his lifetime in such a way that he would be sufficiently, though wrongfully, convicted with the notion that guns can be removed from American society by Executive Order and other surreptitious means.

Jan 13 15:25

Cop “Accidentally” Shoots and Kills 12-Year-Old Girl While Serving Her Father with an Eviction Notice

More and more people are being driven over the edge in the American police state. Its just sad that we live in a country where people are losing their jobs and ability to support themselves and their families left and right, where home after home after home sits vacant across the countryside while people are arrested for feeding a burgeoning homeless population, and where you can get forcibly evicted by law enforcement with no recourse and have your child killed all in the same minute. And the people running things are trying to start more overseas war.

Jan 13 15:13

Real Strategies For Removing Federal Presence From Western Lands

If a movement is going to take action, then it must be intelligently planned and executed. Being mindless and reactionary is often romanticized as if it is “decisive.” It is anything but. If the goal is to win, then staging one Alamo after another is not the best method. I fight to win, and so do many in the movement. The best way to win is not just to fight but to fight smart. As statists are happy to constantly remind us, the odds are already well against us. Intelligent strategy evens out all odds.

Jan 13 15:07

Texas State Rifle Association Denounces ‘Executive Actions’ as Vilifying Gun Owners

“These executive actions taken by the Obama Administration are another sign that this Administration is more interested in vilifying law-abiding gun owners than actually trying to prevent criminals from getting their hands on firearms. Rather than point to the success in reducing violent crime over the past decade and reinforcing the need for strengthening the NICS system with additional agents, the executive actions are a test to circumvent the legislative process,” says Doug DuBois, Jr., executive director of the TSRA.

Jan 13 14:59

White House Chief Promises ‘Audacious Executive Action’

“We’ll do audacious executive action over the course of the rest of the year, I’m confident of that,” said McDonough, explaining that President Obama’s decision not to outline specific executive actions was more about a commitment to process than a lack of willpower.

Jan 13 14:50

PC PERSONIFIED : Penn State asks students to report microaggressions to administrators

The public university is in the midst of a massive campaign that encourages students not only to watch what they say, lest they offend someone, but also to report any and all biased statements to campus officials. (WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY?!)

Jan 13 14:44

Clinton’s Tax Plan Doesn’t Address Her Own Planning…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s call Tuesday to increase taxes on the wealthy and close “loopholes” didn’t address the candidate’s own moves to shield at least part of the value of her New York home from the estate tax.

Jan 13 14:34

The International War on Cash

Governments might collectively attempt to eliminate paper currency in favour of an electronic currency – transferred from party to party solely through licensed banks. Sound farfetched? Well, maybe, but what if the U.S. and EU agreed on an overall plan, then suggested it to other governments? On the face of it, this smacks of conspiracy theory, yet certainly, all governments would benefit from this control and would be likely to get on board. In fact, it might prove to be the only way out of their present economic problems.

Jan 13 13:24

EXCLUSIVE: Textbook sales leader says national Common Core education standards are 'all about the money' as teacher insists bureaucrats created a 'new f**king system that f**king sucks to sell more books'

The guerrilla video crew that exposed Obamaphone cheaters and shut down the left-wing advocacy group ACORN is at it again, this time hammering the 'Common Core' education standards as a scheme for publishers to sell more textbooks.

The West Coast sales manager from one of the nation's biggest school book sellers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, told an undercover muckraker with Project Veritas that 'I hate kids.'

'I'm in it to sell books,' Dianne Barrow said of her advocacy for Common Core. 'Don't even kid yourself for a heartbeat.'

She added that 'it's all about the money. What are you, crazy? It's all about the money.'

Jan 13 12:57

FLASHBACK - BANKERS GONE WILD - HOW THE US GOVERNMENT HELPED WALL STREET GANG-RAPE AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS (AND MOST OF EUROPE)

A PRIMER ON HOW WALL STREET PULLED OFF THE GREATEST MORTGAGE INVESTMENT SWINDLE IN HISTORY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE US GOVERNMENT!

Jan 13 12:56

FLASHBACK - Awaken slaves! - How The Private Central Bank Ponzi Scheme Trapped And Destroyed America

Once upon a time, in 1913, a corrupt Congress and a corrupt President transferred the money creation authority vested in the government by the Constitution to a private central bank. It was going to be called the Third Bank of the United States. Such a fundamental change to the nation's economy should have required a Constitutional Amendment. But earlier that same year, there had been a huge fight to ratify another Amendment, the 16th Amendment authorizing the income tax, and there is good reason to suspect that the 16th Amendment actually failed ratification even though the payers of that income tax were told otherwise.

"I think if you were to go back and and try to find and review the ratification of the 16th amendment, which was the internal revenue, the income tax, I think if you went back and examined that carefully, you would find that a sufficient number of states never ratified that amendment." - U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox, Sullivan Vs. United States, 2003.

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Jan 13 12:03

Obama’s Final State of the Union: Lies, Evasions and Threats

The final State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night by President Barack Obama was a demonstration of the incapacity of the American political system to deal honestly or seriously with a single social question.

Obama evaded the real issues that affect tens of millions of working people in America every day of their lives. He painted a ludicrous picture of economic recovery and social progress that insulted the intelligence of his television audience—and went unchallenged by the millionaire politicians assembled in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

Summing up what he called “the progress of these past seven years,” Obama gave first place to “how we recovered from the worst economic crisis in generations.” The so-called “recovery” has been a bonanza for corporate profits, stock prices, and the wealth and income of the super-rich. For the working people who are the vast majority of the population, it has been a disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are only two words I can think of which characterise President Obama's SOTU speech yesterday: complete disconnect.

This man and his administration are completely disconnected from the blood on their hands from various military misadventures around the world, in interventions which made the situations in these countries worse. Think about Somalia; Iran; Libya, and Afghanistan, and you'll get the picture.

Military spending, and the spending for weapons systems has escalated wildly under Obama's watch, while benefits and health care for our Vets has been brutally stripped away.

Obama has cemented the Surveillance State into law in this country, with any real right to privacy well and truly flushed; he has eviscerated the Constitution and Bill of Rights almost worse than did his predecessor.

Ask most people in the US, particularly those who get up in the mornings, and still have a job to go to, about how well they have done, economically, under Obama's watch; wages are flat, inflation (particularly that in food and healthcare) has skyrocketed, and discretionary spending doesn't even exist, for some of these folks.

And the inconvenient truth about this man, at the end of the day, is that he is no less beholden to the huge corporations and the banks then are his Republican colleagues.

Jan 13 11:38

Gaza activists' lawsuit argues Israel attacked US territory in raid on ship

Four activists are attempting to make legal history by arguing that Israel attacked American territory when it raided a US-registered ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza six years ago.

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The group said they were shot with rubber bullets, Tasered and handcuffed by masked commandos during a “terrifying” midnight assault on their vessel, part of a flotilla seeking to break Israel’s naval blockade in 2010. One was injured by a stun grenade that exploded one foot from his head, he said, causing permanent partial loss of sight in one eye.

Several legal actions have been launched since the May 2010 incident, in which nine Turkish activists died on the Mavi Marmara ship, but none have succeeded. In 2014, the international criminal court decided not to investigate because the alleged crimes were not considered to be of “sufficient gravity”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are very brave people, and I hope and pray that their lawsuit is successfully won.

Jan 13 11:32

The Biggest Threat

The headlines are filled with the latest alleged threat posed by ISIS – a band of savages thousands of miles away that, at most, has the capacity to inspire the crazies in our midst to acts of relatively smalltime violence.

Relative, that is, to the real threat of violence, which emanates from our own “defense” policies as formulated in Washington, D.C. – the very real and growing threat of nuclear war.

In short, the world is rapidly becoming a much more dangerous place. And it’s not because of ISIS, or the “terrorist threat” – it’s due to our policy of global intervention, which requires a “forward stance” that includes rattling the nuclear saber.

Why do we have over 7,000 nukes in our arsenal – enough to destroy the world several times over? Why are the contracts for “modernization” speeding through the procedural hoops faster than anyone can keep track of them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ultimately, the cold, clear eye of historical perspective will judge President Obama as one of the most Machiavellian, sociopathic warmongers of the 21st century.

I am willing to bet the the Nobel Committee which awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize is collectively wringing their hands about how lousy a decision they made in awarding him what had previously been a rather significant global accolade.

Jan 13 11:25

Victim’s Father Demands Obama Use Martial Law Powers: “Declare State of Emergency for Gun Epidemic”

Would Obama really use martial law to satisfy his hunger for destroying the 2nd Amendment? Does a bear... woods?

Elliot Fineman, of the National Gun Victims Action Council, has penned an op ed on CNN.com calling for Obama to declare a “National State of Emergency for the Gun Violence Epidemic.”

Why have you not declared a state of emergency to halt the Gun Violence Epidemic?

Read more at SHTFplan.com.

Jan 13 11:14

42% of Americans Ditch Two-Party System, Say Government is Biggest Problem

More people in the United States than ever are breaking away from the political duopoly by refusing to self-identify as either Democrat or Republican — and they now effectively comprise the true silent majority: Independents.

Jan 13 11:13

German Officials ORDERED Security Video of Cologne Attacks BE DELETED

Polish State TV’s “Po przecinku” (“After the comma”) program this week reported German officials ordered CCTV video of the Cologne sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve be deleted.

Jan 13 11:04

The Power of The Nuke Cartel: The Westlake Radioactive Landfill vs. The LA Methane Leak

Popeye gives an example of the power that the nuclear weapons cartel wields by pointing out the difference in the responses to the massive methane leak in Los Angeles California vs. the Westlake Radioactive Landfill in St. Louis.

Jan 13 10:49

Child slavery case against Nestle can proceed - SCOTUS

The US Supreme Court has rejected a bid by three of the world’s biggest food producers to throw out a lawsuit holding them accountable in a landmark child slavery case.

Jan 13 10:42

42% OF AMERICANS DITCH TWO-PARTY SYSTEM, SAY GOVERNMENT IS BIGGEST PROBLEM

United States — More people in the United States than ever are breaking away from the political duopoly by refusing to self-identify as either Democrat or Republican — and they now effectively comprise the true silent majority: Independents.

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, for 2015, just 29% of respondents call themselves Democrats, while 26% identify as Republicans — but fully 42% say ‘nay’ to both parties and claim to be Independents, down only marginally from 43% last year. Indeed, Independents as a group reached 40% of the population for the first time in 2011, and have comprised at least that percentage since then.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very simple; Americans understand that they have been betrayed by both parties to the point where their standard of living has been shoved under the proverbial bus, while huge corporations and banks (which own our alleged Congressional Representatives) get richer.

Jan 13 10:37

Supreme Court won’t force DHS to reveal secret plan to cut cell service

The Supreme Court is setting aside a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center that demanded the Department of Homeland Security release the US government's secret plan to shutter mobile phone service during disasters.

The top court, without comment, refused Monday to review a federal appeals court's May ruling that the DHS did not have to divulge the full contents of Standard Operating Procedure 303. That court held that the government could withhold the plan's contents under the Freedom of Information Act if its disclosure would "endanger" public safety.

Jan 13 10:20

FACEBOOK JOINS THE CENSORSHIP WAR AGAINST LATUFF

We were also suspended and got a couple of videos removed over a month ago. The new thing we have noticed is that pictures/videos can now be removed by Facebook even if they follow the so called community standards. This is scary because soon we will not be able to post anything, it seems. So yes we do believe Facebook’s pro-Israel policy is tightening the noose around our freedom of speech.”

Jan 13 10:00

FEAR-MONGERING DHS CHAIMAN CLAIM TERRORISTS COULD TARGET MALLS, DISNEY WORLD ETC.

Police State America will stoop to any level to profit from the war on terror, even writing books that claim terrorist attacks are imminent.

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul's new novel claims, terrorists could easily target Disney World, the Academy Awards and shopping centers like the Mall of America with biological attacks.

DHS's latest fear-mongering book is titled Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland--and How to Thwart Them.

McCaul's book describes a woman using a fan to spread smallpox at Disneyworld or possibly in a mall.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Michael McCaul and his minions; should such a catastrophe happen, it will be proof positive that you and every, single alphabet soup agency tasked to protect the American people are totally impotent to stop such an attack, and you, and they, should be fired immediately from your respective jobs.

The American people have already lost far too many freedoms in the name of alleged "homeland security", and if you all fail to prevent such an attack, the same thing should happen to you all as happens in private enterprise; a good, thorough sacking.

Jan 13 09:34

French government considers law that would outlaw strong encryption

The French Parliament is considering a legislative provision that would ban strong encryption by requiring tech companies to configure their systems so that police and intelligence agencies could always access their data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... along with spies, hackers and other criminals who will find and use those back doors! Meanwhile, real criminals and terrorists will simply write their own systems of encryption which the police will not be able to break (we proved that on whatreallyhappened.com with six challenges to the NSA, all of which went unsolved) so the law-abiding citizens have their personal and business secrets exposed to no point whatsoever!

Jan 13 09:30

New EU Envoy on anti-Semitism: Clampdown on Internet Hate Speech Among Top Priorities

The new European Union coordinator to combat anti-Semitism says among her top priorities will be to tackle the spike of hate speech on the Internet and to make sure European states properly enforce legislation on hate crime.

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

Jan 13 08:47

Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group!

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi“) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

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I guess we know who has been dumping the e. coli in all those Chipotle restaurants now!

Jan 13 08:45

Girl, 12, accidentally shot dead by cop during eviction confrontation

A police officer accidentally shot and killed a 12-year-old girl after a bullet went through her father's arm and struck her on Monday, according to authorities.

Jan 13 04:14

Oil rises for first time in eight days on China, U.S. stock draw

(*sounds like Price Rigging to me .)

Jan 13 00:07

Harney Sheriff THROWS OUT Reporter for Asking about Constitution! - #OregonFront

A reporter dares to ask about the Constitutional issues pertaining to the occupation of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge, and is immediately booed, jeered and heckled by the crowd. They cheer as he is escorted out of the gymnasium by several law enforcement officials. Amazing stuff.

Jan 12 21:10

Heckler Shouts "Marco Rubio IS OWNED BY JEWS!" In Dallas, Assaulted Immediately By Rubio Fan

A heckler at a Marco Rubio campaign event in Dallas Texas disrupted and shocked the entire room when he stood up and shouted very clearly "Marco Rubio is owned by Jews! Jews! And Freemasons!" A large man in a black shirt sitting directly behind the heckler quickly stood up and grabbed the heckler by the shoulders, immediately pulling the thin man down to the ground. He resembled Brutus from the Popeye cartoons, lol. It was a brutal and immediate takedown. The heckler was then escorted out by Dallas Police, and the man who assaulted him apparently faced no repercussions. Rubio responded with jokes and cheers from the crowd, adding "This is the greatest country in the history of the world. People can say outrageous things and not go to jail because we're a free people."

Jan 12 18:52

VIDEO of U.S. Senate Blocking the Audit The Fed Bill

The Senate blocked consideration of Rand Paul's Senate Bill 2232, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, which would have required a full audit of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve banks. The bill required 60 votes to pass, but only got 53. Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio were among those who voted for it. Ted Cruz was a no show.

Jan 12 18:23

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

snip: the US government poses a far greater threat to innocent children and other civilians around the world than all of the crazed gunmen in the United States put together. [...]
Israel used US weapons to kill more than 1,500 Palestinian children between 2000 and 2013, which averages out to one child killed every three days. And the carnage wrought by US weaponry isn’t restricted to children. The US-backed Colombian military has become the primary human rights violator in that country’s armed conflict. According to Human Rights Watch, it has been responsible for at least 3,000 civilian deaths since 2002.

Jan 12 17:04

Montage: 140 Unfulfilled Obama Promises from Past SOTU Addresses

Tonight President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, which the White House says will refrain from the usual “laundry list” of new proposals. That’s probably a smart strategy, based on how successfully he’s delivered on past State of the Union promises.

Jan 12 17:01

DOOMSDAY WARNING AS $10 OIL PREDICTED

Oil prices have crashed to below $30-a-barrel amid warnings the rout could reach as low as $10 and bring down petrol prices to levels last seen in 2009.

Jan 12 16:54

NRA Didn’t Take The Bait At The CNN ‘Guns In America’ Town Hall Meeting ‘De-Bate’

The reason is plain. The CNN Town Hall presentation, featuring Obama was, contrary to the producers’ assertions, an orchestrated event. A handful of individuals stood up, said their piece, and listened intently, while the Commander in Chief of the night’s performance, Obama, lectured, the American people, as he is ever wont to do.

Jan 12 16:47

FLASHBACK - OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

In today's enlightened age of alternative media and global internet communications, lies by rulers are quickly laid bare. Yet most people remain trapped by their beliefs of what they imagine their rulers to be, and greet each new revealed mendacity with, "What? Our ruler lied to us?" The question more properly ought to be, "When don't rulers lie to us?"

The historical fact is that all rulers lie pretty much all of the time, and each newly revealed lie ought not to be thought of as a shocking isolated incident, but merely a continuation of standard operating bullshit! In short, the vast majority of what you are told by rulers is a lie, and the rare moment of absolute truth a rare and precious gem worthy of celebration.

Here are some examples from history.

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Jan 12 16:44

Discoveries of an anti-gunner: My conversion to the other side

I used to wish that the government would get rid of all the guns and then everyone would be safe, but I discovered that the Utopia in my mind was actually a society with no bad guys. It was never about guns at all.

Jan 12 16:03

Americans Are Abandoning Political Parties

The latest Gallup Poll finds that loyalty to the Democrats and Republicans is at or near historic lows. In 2015, for the fifth straight year, “at least four in 10 U.S. adults identified as political independents,” a Gallup spokesman said. Forty-two percent said they were independent last year; 43 percent listed themselves that way in 2014, reflecting little change.

Jan 12 15:56

O’KEEFE STRIKES AGAIN: Common Core sting captures executive saying program is scheme to sell more books

Textbook sales leader says national Common Core education standards are ‘all about the money’ as teacher insists bureaucrats created a ‘new f**king system that f**king sucks to sell more books’

Jan 12 15:45

Hillary : Losing every major NH voting bloc — including females…

Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton by 14 points in New Hampshire, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll of likely New Hampshire voters who are likely to vote in the first-in-the-nation primary in February.

Jan 12 15:35

Bill Would Make it a Crime to Videotape Police in Arizona

Gives officers the ability to force someone to stop recording law enforcement activity on their own property…

Jan 12 15:30

Is 364 days in jail enough for ex-cop who stole? ($321,000 in disability pension payments) Poll says 71% too lenient

The story of former Waldwick Police Officer John Robert Marion – who drew a 364-day jail sentence for stealing more than $321,000 in disability pension payments – garnered plenty of reaction from people, some of whom believe the punishment was too light.

Jan 12 15:26

5 Quagmires President Obama (Probably) Won’t Address in His Last SOTU

President Obama may have abandoned the term "global war on terror" when he entered office, but he's leaving his successor with one in everything but name.

Jan 12 15:22

Great Depression 2.0: Sell Everything, 2016 ‘Cataclysmic Year’ For Stocks, Warns RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland warned its clients to “sell everything” and exit the stock market as soon as possible, a warning which indicates the global economy is heading towards a 1929-style Great Depression.

Jan 12 15:06

‘Messing With the Constitution’

Despite the left’s portrayal of themselves as champions of the people, they consistently try to move decisions out of the hands of the general public and into the hands of officials insulated from the voters, such as unelected federal judges and anonymous bureaucrats with iron-clad job protection.

Jan 12 14:57

David Bowie's Fascination: "Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars!" You've got to have an extreme right front come up and sweep everything off its feet and tidy everything up"

Rock icon David Bowie spoke of Adolph Hitler several other times during the mid 1970's, including an interview in Playboy where he proclaimed "Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars." In 1976, newspapers published with a photo of Bowie giving a Nazi salute while standing in the back of a convertible at London's Victoria Station. In a 1975 interview, Bowie spoke of a new right wing for America: "You've got to have an extreme right front come up and sweep everything off its feet and tidy everything up. Then you can get a new form of liberalism. There's some form of ghost force liberalism permeating the air in America, but it's got to go, because it's got no foundation at all, apart from a set of laws that were established way back in the bloody '50s and early '60s and have no bearing at all in the '70s. So the best thing that can happen is for an extreme right Government to come.

Jan 12 14:57

Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?

At a time when labor force participation is at its lowest level since 1977 — at a time when real wages are rising less than they have since at least the 1980s — it is imperative that the Federal Reserve stop misleading individuals into making irrational investments. The economy is simply too frail to continue weathering these endless business cycles. Economists, politicians, and the general populace need to start learning from their economic history so they can begin recognizing that favoring debt over thrift isn’t beneficial to the country’s financial well-being. Failure to do so will simply lead to more bubbles, more malinvestment, and more economic headaches in the years to come.

Jan 12 14:42

The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

The state of our nation under Obama has become more bureaucratic, more debt-ridden, more violent, more militarized, more fascist, more lawless, more invasive, more corrupt, more untrustworthy, more mired in war, and more unresponsive to the wishes and needs of the electorate. Most of all, the government, already diabolical and manipulative to the nth degree, has mastered the art of “do what I say and not what I do” hypocrisy.

Jan 12 14:34

2016 To Bring Community or Civil War

can we come together to save our lives?

snip: This year, though, the "us" against "them" seems more like an us against us. Yes, the Evil Empire is still there, but gradually the Rebels are starting to turn on each other. We've all watched for years as the battle lines have been drawn: men against women; black against white; rich against poor; gay against straight. Rage-inducing stories about rapes on campuses counter rage-inducing stories about false accusations of rape on campus. Rage-inducing stories about cops shooting blacks counter rage-inducing stories about "knockout games" against whites. Milquetoast comics like Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld are baffled by racism jibes and white western feminists flee from the Cologne assault story as out-of-state ranchers swoop in to claim land from the federal government that the federal government stole in the first place.

Jan 12 14:31

The Question I Can Never Get an Answer to (Regarding Gun Grabbers)

Once again, the entire nation is in an uproar over guns. We even have a president who cries tears on cue for children who were killed in gun violence in the USA – all the while pushing the button on drone attacks that kill children everyday in other countries.

Jan 12 14:24

You Can’t Trust the Government With Your Children — 10 Reasons

If there is one thing that the government wants American children to do it is join the military. Why do you think the government spends millions of dollars every year to recruit them? A seventeen-year-old can even join with parental consent. But if the government cared a whit about American children, it wouldn’t want them to join the military. This is because enlisting in the military can be hazardous to one’s health, safety, and morals. Here are just ten examples.

Jan 12 14:17

Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come? — Ron Paul

One thing my years in Washington taught me is that most politicians are followers, not leaders. Therefore we should not waste time and resources trying to educate politicians. Politicians will not support individual liberty and limited government unless and until they are forced to do so by the people.

Jan 12 14:14

‘WORRIED’ HILLARY ATTACKS SANDERS

With her lead in the Democratic presidential race in Iowa effectively vanished, Hillary Clinton tore into insurgent rival Bernie Sanders here Tuesday over a litany of issues from health care to gun control.

Webmaster addition: I'll bet Sanders changes his mind about the email scandal!

Jan 12 10:43

The US in 2016: No Money for Social Programs, Cash to Burn for the Military

The US Navy’s “goals and objectives” outline for 2016, released last week, does not mince words: the first goal listed in the second subhead reads: “Buy more ships.”

And that is exactly what the world’s most powerful navy is doing. On Wednesday, the Defense Department announced it was moving forward with plans to replace its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, the most lethal killing machines in the history of mankind, with a completely new design beginning in 2021.

But the Ohio class is apparently in need of an upgrade, and the White House gave the Pentagon the go-ahead last Monday to send a “Request for Proposal” to the ship’s contractor, General Dynamics Electric Boat, approving funds for the building of a prototype. Each submarine, of which there will be 12, will cost an estimated $6-8 billion—not including research and development costs, the price of each submarine’s nearly 200 nuclear warheads, and associated operating costs—up from $2 billion for the Ohio class.

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This shut down of food assistance benefits to people who need them the most, is immoral, and vile in the most hypocritical way possible.

Jan 12 10:06

IN MEMORY ~~ 3 YEARS SINCE AARON SWARTZ WAS DRIVEN TO DEATH BY THE US GOVERNMENT

3 years since Aaron Swartz was driven to death by US govt on 11/01/2013 at age 26

Jan 12 09:33

French government considers law that would outlaw strong encryption

The French Parliament is considering a legislative provision that would ban strong encryption by requiring tech companies to configure their systems so that police and intelligence agencies could always access their data.

Jan 12 09:27

100,000 NYC SCHOOL CHILDREN FACE AIRPORT-STYLE SECURITY SCREENING EVERY DAY

On the coldest morning New York City has seen this winter, a stream of teenage students hit a bottleneck at the front of a Brooklyn school building. They shed their jackets, gloves and belts, shivering as they wait to pass through a metal detector and send their backpacks through an x-ray machine. School safety agents stand nearby, poised to step in if the alarm bleats. It’s an everyday occurrence for more than 100,000 middle and high school students across the city.

Jan 12 08:43

The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

still believe in a political solution?

snip: The state of our nation under Obama has become more bureaucratic, more debt-ridden, more violent, more militarized, more fascist, more lawless, more invasive, more corrupt, more untrustworthy, more mired in war, and more unresponsive to the wishes and needs of the electorate. Most of all, the government, already diabolical and manipulative to the nth degree, has mastered the art of “do what I say and not what I do” hypocrisy.

Jan 12 08:34

“Future Economic Historians” Will Probably Call the Period That Began In 2007 “the L-O-N-G-E-S-T DEPRESSION”

snip: The bottom line is that we – and the wealth of our nation – have been looted. The great redistribution of wealth in history has created a depression.

Corrupt policy has caused medieval, king-and-serf levels of inequality. As we noted in 2011:

The 1% has caused a depression for the 99%.

Jan 12 08:23

THE STATE OF THE NATION: A DICTATORSHIP WITHOUT TEARS

While only 1 in 5 Americans claim to trust the government to do what is right, the majority of the people are not quite ready to ditch the American experiment in liberty. Or at least they’re not quite ready to ditch the government with which they have been saddled.

As The Washington Post concludes, “Americans hate government, but they like what it does.” Indeed, kvetching aside, Americans want the government to keep providing institutionalized comforts such as Social Security, public schools, and unemployment benefits, fighting alleged terrorists and illegal immigrants, defending the nation from domestic and foreign threats, and maintaining the national infrastructure. And it doesn’t matter that the government has shown itself to be corrupt, abusive, hostile to citizens who disagree, wasteful and unconcerned about the plight of the average American.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The election process in this country is like participating in a large Kabuki theatre piece, where people have the illusion than when they vote, they are actually in control of the political process: they are absolutely not.

It is the large corporations which ultimately vet the candidates we get to vote for, and long, long before that process happens. That way, they understand that the needs and concerns of the corporations will be addressed, and first, no matter whether they are the needs and concerns of citizens struggling to make ends meet.

We now have a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, period, end of discussion.

And we have "pay to play" politics by foreign nations, which understand that money buys influence, again, even if that influence is detrimental to the lives and well being of Americans.

Dreams die hard; and that American dream of each generation having it better than did the generation before is just a fading memory of the America we used to know.

No matter who gets elected, offshoring/outsourcing will continue apace; American kids are getting dumbed down with Common Core to the point that by the time they graduate, they will be singularly unable to compete with their Asian or Indian counterparts; we are constantly surveilled and tracked, through every system imaginable; the alleged "justice system" is a complete and utter joke for the poor, and the one percenters are able to mock it with impunity, and walk away from whatever evil they may have committed.

There seems to be a fear and loathing in DC about those people who have been pushed to to the margins of society by the very policies which created the one percenters; and that fear is being answered with massive suppression of any kind of movements which question the status quo.

We appear to be in a "post-democratic republic" phase of this country's existence, and I do not know quite what will bring back the freedoms and liberties I remember; but that will not stop me from trying, in the most peaceful, logical, and faith-sustained way humanly possible.

Jan 12 07:46

800 Turkish journalists sacked, 160 nabbed last year: Opposition

Some 800 Turkish journalists were fired and nearly 160 others arrested last year, a senior member of the country’s main opposition party says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey is a NATO member and thus expects your sons and daughters to die to protect their way of life!

Jan 12 07:37

Arizona Says “No” To Recording Cops… Even in Your Own Home

AZ residents will be required to obtain the permission of any cop before they may lawfully record his actions. The legality of the cop’s conduct is ultimately irrelevant. He will be able to arrest you, if you film or otherwise record him without his prior ok.

Jan 12 07:36

‘We can’t arrest them’: German police officer speaks out on refugees

A German police officer told media that law enforcement cannot efficiently tackle crime among refugees without being accused of excessive violence or racism, while many dangerous incidents are played down or kept secret to maintain desirable statistics.

Jan 12 07:36

Outrage as 'gagged' ministers warned: Any anti-EU speeches and you’re FIRED

The Prime Minister sent a letter to every member of the Government setting out strict limits on their freedom to speak out on Britain’s European future in the run up to his in-or-out referendum.

He also announced that frontbenchers will be banned from making Parliamentary speeches in favour of an EU exit throughout the forthcoming referendum campaign.

His warning infuriated senior Tory Euro-sceptics yesterday, triggering fresh accusations that anti-Brussels frontbenchers are being “gagged”.

Jan 12 05:55

CHICAGO COPS FRANITCALLY FIGHT TO DESTROY MISCONDUCT RECORDS BEFORE HOMAN SQUARE INVESTIGATION

Handcuffed to a wall inside a cell with no windows, Deanda Wilson was forced to urinate on himself after a police sergeant allegedly held a knife to his throat during an interrogation at Homan Square. Falsely charged with the manufacture and distribution of heroin, Wilson and his co-defendants were imprisoned for 15 months before a judge found them not guilty.

Jan 11 21:36

A Nation of Fly Larvae: Obama and Gun Control

I’m going to move to Mexico. I swear I am. Except that I already have. Well, I’m going to move there twice. It’s to get away from Hussein Obama.

Who is this President? How did we get him? Does he have anything in common with me? Is there anything even American about him? He is an African of Islamo-Indonesian culture, deeply hostile to America and white people and ruling with a dictatorial style more like that of Shaka Zulu than Thomas Jefferson.

Yet I confess to a grudging admiration. He, belonging to one of the virile peoples—blacks, Hispanics, and Moslems–has keenly diagnosed the weakness of American society:

There is no one who will say ”No.”

Jan 11 17:43

The Popular Myth of Democracy in America

people have always been dispossessed. only the groups excluded from power shift.

snip: America is a one-party state with two wings, indistinguishable from each other on issues mattering most - militantly pro-war, pro-business, anti-populist no matter what names and faces hold top positions.

Police state laws enforced by powerful security forces at the federal, state and local levels assure wealth and privilege interests are exclusively served at the expense of public welfare.

Elections are farcical, exercises in theater, not democracy. Candidates for the nation’s top offices are cardboard cutouts of each other, distinguishable only by their disingenuous rhetoric - promises made, forgotten and broken once in office.

The public interest be damned. People are used, not served, deceived to believe politicians represent them.

Jan 11 16:03

FORGET THE PRESIDENCY OBAMA WANTS TO RULE THE UNITED NATIONS BUT ONE MAN MAY STOP HIM

Jan 11 14:59

Google and Ted Cruz (No, he isn’t even eligible, but the republicans don’t care)

So if you google “requirements for president” — google will tell you this.

Jan 11 14:43

CNN Calls For Obama To Declare National State Of Emergency To Gut 2nd Amendment

Jan 11 14:41

On the verge of bankruptcy: 62 percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings

The New Year started off poorly for global markets, in case you didn’t know, and what’s more, the outlook ain’t so good.

Jan 11 14:37

The big healthcare con: 87% of Obamacare enrollees have premiums subsidized by bankrupt government

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released figures indicating that, of those people who signed up for Obamacare in the latest enrollment period, 87 percent will receive financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.

Jan 11 14:30

45 million Americans now on food stamps

The number of Americans receiving food stamps exceeds 45 million – a level which has remained relatively constant for more than four years now. That figure accounts for nearly 20 percent of the population of the country.

Jan 11 10:26

IT’S ONLY ONE PERCENT: OBAMA’S “BOIL THE FROG” APPROACH TO GUN CONTROL

They say if you want to boil a frog, you can’t just toss him in boiling water. Instead, you put him in lukewarm water, and gradually turn up the heat. That way, the frog never realizes he’s been boiled. The Powers That Be (PTB) have exercised the “frog” axiom throughout history.

• Take income tax. Though now an accepted way of life, income tax wasn’t always around. The original U.S. Constitution excluded it; in 1895 the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

Therefore the only way the PTB could establish income tax was by legalizing it through a Constitutional Amendment. That Amendment was introduced in Congress by Senator Nelson Aldrich, who also introduced the original legislation which ultimately became the Federal Reserve Act. He was David Rockefeller’s maternal grandfather.

Jan 11 10:22

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score’

While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.

The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.

Jan 11 10:02

Sacramento police arrest two and seize property in homeless protest

For the second time in a week Sacramento police broke up a homeless protest at Sacramento City Hall and made arrests. And this time, they took the protester's belongings.

"They took everything," Mohammed Abughannan said. "They took people's blankets, they took people's underwear, They took people's phones."

The homeless protesters are angry with police for enforcing a city ordinance that makes it illegal to camp on public property. Ysidro Valles sees it differently.

"If you're trying to serve and protect, you have to do what you're ordered to do."

He also once agreed to serve and protect. Ysidro says he served in Vietnam with the US Army. Now, he's homeless.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will someone, please, scrape up the money to send Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to Salt Lake City to see how this place has almost eliminated its homeless population to nearly zero, and without confiscating underware?!?

Mayor Johnson, this reflects horribly on the Sacramento police, and is ultimately a crime against humanity.

There are far better ways to deal with homelessness than what you are doing; start learning how to make this happen for Sacramento from your colleagues in Salt Lake City.

Jan 11 09:40

Atlanta police stop and put gun to head of rapper after he withdraws $200,000 from his bank

A rapper exiting an Atlanta bank, found himself in handcuffs and on the ground with guns pointed at his head after police stopped him for making a substantial withdrawal from his account, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting.

According to Sam Benson — who goes by the stage name of “Black Youngsta” — he had just exited a Wells Fargo branch in the upscale community of Buckhead after withdrawing $200,000 in order to buy a new car.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta police department explained that they were responding to a call “at the request of the bank manager” before finding “that no crime had been committed.”

According to the rapper, he intended on using the money to buy a new Mercedes, stating, “Where I come from,we don’t believe in taking checks to the car lot. We take cash money.”

On Facebook, Benson posted a picture of himself in handcuffs and on the ground — surrounded by laughing police officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man was withdrawing his own money; that bank manager could have gotten this guy killed.

Wells Fargo, you have some firing to do this morning in Buckhead!

Jan 11 09:22

GM SAYS YOU DON’T OWN YOUR CAR, YOU JUST LICENSE IT

Like Deere, GM wants to stop the Copyright Office from granting an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow you to jailbreak the code in your car’s engine so that you can take it to a non-GM mechanic for service, or fix it yourself. By controlling who can service your car, GM can force you to buy only official, expensive parts, protecting its bottom line.

As Consumerist quips, GM wants you to know that the car in the driveway is “literally not your father’s Oldsmobile.”

GM’s claim is all about copyright and software code, and it’s the same claim John Deere is making about their tractors. The TL;DR version of the argument goes something like this:

* Cars work because software tells all the parts how to operate

* The software that tells all the parts to operate is customized code

* That code is subject to copyright

* GM owns the copyright on that code and that software

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank you, no: I will ask Mike to please have us adopt a Cuban mechanic (because they are so gifted at keeping very old cars on the road, due to US sanctions) before I allow this to happen.

Jan 11 09:18

GM SAYS YOU DON’T OWN YOUR CAR, YOU JUST LICENSE IT

Like Deere, GM wants to stop the Copyright Office from granting an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that would allow you to jailbreak the code in your car’s engine so that you can take it to a non-GM mechanic for service, or fix it yourself. By controlling who can service your car, GM can force you to buy only official, expensive parts, protecting its bottom line.

Jan 11 09:08

UK spying laws criticised by Government’s own watchdog as Theresa May’s claim that Snoopers' Charter doesn’t block encryption is scrutinised

The Government-appointed information watchdog has criticised Theresa May’s spying plans, arguing that they could lead to the exposure of personal information and are of “real concern”.

The upcoming Investigatory Powers Bill gives spies sweeping new powers, and forces internet companies to keep records on all of their users. Parts of the law also seem to suggest that the Government will make companies weaken their security so that intelligence agencies can read messages.

The Government has claimed that the law is written to keep people safe and that the powers are limited and safeguarded. But the Government’s own appointed figure has said that the powers could be damaging.

Jan 11 08:26

The Proof Is In: The US Government Is The Most Complete Criminal Organization In Human History

Unique among the countries on earth, the US government insists that its laws and dictates take precedence over the sovereignty of nations. Washington asserts the power of US courts over foreign nationals and claims extra-territorial jurisdiction of US courts over foreign activities of which Washington or American interest groups disapprove. Perhaps the worst results of Washington’s disregard for the sovereignty of countries is the power Washington has exercised over foreign nationals solely on the basis of terrorism charges devoid of any evidence.

Jan 11 08:23

France’s Police State: The Gravediggers of the French Republic

It was revealed since that almost all seizures and indictments concerned offenses and crimes very far from planning acts of terror and/or “radical Islam” – such as drug trafficking, banditry, etc., and to date, despite the thousands of wrecked homes, the places of worship desecrated and above all the countless innocent lives left traumatized or even ruined, no “terrorist” has been arrested, no “cell” has been dismantled. A resounding failure in all, at least if one considers that this is indeed, first and foremost, about fight against terrorism, which all the same requires a strong dose of credulity.

Jan 11 07:21

Martin King assassinated by US Govt: King Family civil trial verdict demands arrests of today’s ongoing complicit criminal liars

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Coretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. King’s 2-minute message to you:

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript.

Jan 11 05:43

YOUR THREAT SCORE

As a national debate has played out over mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, a new generation of technology such as the Beware software being used in Fresno has given local law enforcement officers unprecedented power to peer into the lives of citizens. Police officials say such tools can provide critical information that can help uncover terrorists or thwart mass shootings, ensure the safety of officers and the public, find suspects, and crack open cases. They say that last year’s attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have only underscored the need for such measures.

Jan 11 04:28

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat ‘score

As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.

Jan 10 16:04

How we know God is a man: no mother would ever let her children get as out of control as they are on Earth

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Several years ago, my wife said out of the blue,

"I know God has to be a man."

I paused, thought, and asked, “Why do you say that?”

"Because no mother would ever let her children get as out of control as they are on Earth."

She’s right, as she is about 99% of the time on everything (she’s not good at predicting sports outcomes, so that drives down her average).

The .01% pretend to be “leaders” and wanna-be masters, but they’re nothing more than what my wife also told me several years previous to her proof that God is male.

She said:

"You know, you’re wasting your time trying to end poverty, fix education, fix the economy, and whatever else. This is a planet of children."

I politely asked, “What do you mean?”

Jan 10 16:01

Famine and government neglect in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s priority is not drought avoidance but control, holding onto power and the accumulation of personal wealth, and he urges donor countries to ensure that Addis Ababa puts in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of future droughts.

Jan 10 14:08

New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook. But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency.

Jan 10 12:34

Charter Rights at Issue in Fracking Supreme Court Case

An Alberta woman's landmark eight-year battle over fracking regulation, water contamination and Charter rights will take centre stage in the Supreme Court of Canada Tuesday.

Jessica Ernst claims fracking contaminated the water supply at her homestead near Rosebud, about 110 kilometres east of Calgary. She is seeking $33 million in damages.

Ernst is also taking on the agency that regulates the energy industry in Alberta, claiming it has denied her the right to raise her concerns effectively and is shielded by unconstitutional legislation that bar citizens from suing it for wrongdoing.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Law at the University of Toronto have intervened in support of Ernst's position and the lawsuit could change the way the controversial technology of hydraulic fracturing is regulated in Canada.

Jan 10 10:40

How The Feds Got All That Western Land (and Why It's A Problem)

Government owned and subsidized lands in the American West have been a source of conflict among competing interest groups since the 19th century. Since the very beginning of white settlement, lands have been used by the federal government as part of a political scheme to subsidize and reward certain groups while punishing others.

The current standoff between ranchers and federal officials in Oregon is simply the latest chapter in a long contentious and sometimes bloody history of groups competing for control over government-owned lands in the West, and by ensuring that lands continue to be allocated by political means rather than through the market, government ownership of lands simply perpetuates conflict in the region.

Jan 10 10:08

Poll: Americans Oppose Obama's Executive Order on Guns

A majority of Americans oppose President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to enact new gun control initiatives — and they don't believe the controversial move will reduce the number of mass killings that have rocked the nation in recent months, a new Rasmussen Reports poll has found.

According to the poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters, 58 percent say the government should only do what the president and Congress agree on in gun control matters.

Jan 10 09:47

UK BANKING INDUSTRY – MOST UNSTABLE IN G7 IMPLEMENTS DEPOSITOR BAIL-IN SCHEME

Back in September we published an article “Grand Theft Auto – UK and EU Bank Depositor Bail-In Regime Implemented” in which we described how banks throughout the EU would simply steal your deposits if any of them failed.

The first paragraph stated “Shares and stocks are tumbling around the world, with investors worried that the next global crisis has already begun. There is considerable uncertainty and nervousness amongst economists and trend forecasters. Government’s sooth jittery markets with misinformation in the hope that confidence does not evaporate and their legitimacy with it.”

On the first day of 2016 all banks located within the EU follow the ‘Anglosphere’ nations of Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand and Canada into an agreement, where the next bank failure and bail-in could cost depositors all their money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please have no more money in your bank account than just what you need to pay the bills; if you have over and above what you need to pay your bills, and your bank fails, you will have no recourse to your money whatsoever.

Jan 10 09:42

Obama Top Recipient of ‘Smart Gun’ Cash

President Obama is the top recipient in campaign cash from the “smart gun” manufacturing industry, which stands to benefit from his executive action calling for more research into the technology.

The National Institute of Justice, a research, development, and evaluation agency of the Department of Justice, released a report in 2013 consisting of a review of the smart gun industry. The report identified ten companies that focus exclusively on smart gun technology.

Of the smart gun companies that made political contributions, Obama was the top recipient of campaign funds in 2008 and 2012, according to campaign finance data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise!!

Jan 10 09:30

Bombshell 1-Sentence Email From Hillary Just Released- It Could Be The Smoking Gun…

n the latest batch of emails to be released, a message sent by Clinton clears up that question by proving the secretary of state herself ordered an underling to send her some classified info over her unsecure email system. And she did so knowingly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 09 17:28

New York Police Sergeant Finally Charged In Death of Eric Garner

A New York Police Department sergeant has just been charged in the death of Eric Garner, but when you here the details, you might be shocked.

The sergeant has been stripped of her gun and badge. She now faces internal charges in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, but still no criminal charges.

Jan 09 17:26

Oops: How The NSA Helped Foreign Governments Spy On The US

If you still believe that the NSA is all about guarding you from terrorists, or even securing the US against foreign intelligence agencies, think again.

The FBI is investigating a recent security breach, with independent researchers believing that a back door created by the NSA had allowed foreign governments to spy on US government communications.

Jan 09 13:24

Dr. Henry Makow On Spurious White "Guilters"

"Cartoons can be more effective than articles. Spurious "guilt" is an effective mode of coercion" Henry says.

Jan 09 12:53

John Joe Gray: Longest Standoff Ever (Fifteen years) in Texas. Archived TV News Footage

The case of John Joe Gray of Texas has resurfaced because of the Oregon standoff. Gray, who lives with his family on a wooded ranch in Trinidad, Texas, was indicted on two counts of felony assault against Yexas Trooper Jim Cleland fifteen years ago. Charges were finally dropped only recently, but during that entire time the local sheriff did not dare attempt to apprehend Gray. Local Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt is on record stating "John Joe Gray is not worth it. Ten of him is not worth going up there and getting one of my young deputies killed." Here is archived news footage from ABC's 20/20 from the year 2000, along with some archived footage from Infowars.com.

Jan 09 12:25

San Bernardino Police Abuse Victims May Get Screwed Over by Bankruptcy

One of the last straws that reportedly forced San Bernardino's hand in declaring bankruptcy was an attempt to collect settlements against the California city.

Back in 2012, when San Bernardino first declared bankruptcy (and is still, years later, trying to hammer out a path out), The (San Bernardino) Sun reported that an attorney was attempting to collect $1.4 million the city had agreed to pay in three separate settlements. The attorney's efforts covered three cases where men were killed in violent encounters with police, and the circumstances had been challenged. The city agreed to pay $525,000, $575,000, and $686,000 for the three incidents.

The problem, though, was that the city discovered that, thanks to the apparent misreporting of the city's finances for years, if the city paid these settlements, they wouldn't have any money to make the next payroll. And thus, bankruptcy happened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's a good reason to fire all these Israeli police trainers and get the cops back under control!

Jan 09 11:31

EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch

It seems a pretty clear indication of a government which has overstepped its bounds when the environmental guys and the food regulators think they are going to face gunfire of the sort that they need body armor. This indicates a flaw, a severe flaw, in our government system. The stakes should not be this high in a free society. Do the bureaucrats want to defend their ill gotten turf with bullets now?

Jan 09 11:22

UK police ‘training Saudi forces’, despite rise in executions

A Freedom of Information response from the UK College of Policing has revealed that, since the body’s founding in 2012, some 270 officers have been brought from Saudi Arabia to the UK for “specialist training”, under a £2.7 million deal that also saw 26 British police officers deployed to Saudi Arabia to train police. The news comes amid serious concerns over a rise in executions and other human rights abuses by Saudi forces, including the use of torture to extract ‘confessions.’ Human rights organization Reprieve has established that in the past year, while the training was being provided, the number of people executed by the Saudi authorities rose sharply – from some 88 in 2014 to at least 158 last year. Last weekend, the Saudi authorities staged a mass execution of 47 prisoners, at least four of whom were convicted for their involvement in political protests.

Jan 09 10:56

Brazil: public transport protests turn violent

Jan 09 10:22

Fear And Loathing in the House of Saud

In a post-Orwellian world "order" where war is peace and "moderate" jihadis get a free pass, a House of Saud oil hacienda cum beheading paradise — devoid of all civilized norms of political mediation and civil society participation — heads the UN Commission on Human Rights and fattens the US industrial-military complex to the tune of billions of dollars while merrily exporting demented Wahhabi/Salafi-jihadism from MENA (Middle East-Northern Africa) to Europe and from the Caucasus to East Asia.
And yet major trouble looms. Erratic King Salman's move of appointing his son, the supremely arrogant and supremely ignorant Prince Mohammad bin Salman to number two in the line of succession has been contested even among Wahhabi hardliners.

But don't count on petrodollar-controlled Arab media to tell the story.

Jan 09 09:29

Brilliant 7-minute Ken O’Keefe video: Be responsible for creating a better world. Open your eyes and speak-up

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Zen Gardner, World Citizen Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWnmL1EuKik

The year 2016 opens on Earth’s ongoing tragic-comedy: a world dominated by ongoing vicious .01% psychopathic quest for empire. What.01% “leaders” do with Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes:

Unlawful and lie-began wars.
Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).
So-called “money” that is actually debt that creates accelerating and unpayable total debt. The .01% hide ~$30 trillion in tax havens.
Destruction of nearly all rights lawfully guaranteed in the US Bill of Rights within the US Constitution, and in Orwellian inversion of limited government.
“Covering the crimes” with lies by corporate media.

Jan 09 09:17

Glyphosate, Disease and Chemical Brain Drain

Questions and Answers about Pesticides
R. Mason MB ChB FRCA
Farm Wars
Question: Surely you can’t blame the ills of the NHS on glyphosate?
Answer: Yes, in fact you probably can. Glyphosate is a man-made amino-acid, which mimics the essential amino acid glycine and takes over many of its functions. Glycine helps to detoxify foreign proteins, promotes gluconeogenesis (making new glucose from amino acids) from the liver and kidney, goes into the bone marrow, helps to make collagen and is a neurotransmitter.

Jan 09 08:53

Clinton Email Hints that Oil an Gold Were Behind Regime Change In Libya

On New Year’s Eve, 3,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were released.

One of them confirms – an email dated April 2, 2011 to Clinton from her close confidante Sidney Blumenthal – that:

Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver.

***

This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French. franc (CFA).

(Source Comment [This is in the original declassified email, and is not a comment added by us]: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sarkozy called Libya's Gold Dinar a "threat to the financial security of mankind." And that was the real reason Libya was destroyed and Gaddafi killed.

Jan 09 08:39

Autopsy finds black inmate’s death in Denver jail was a homicide

A black Denver County jail inmate died last year after choking on his own vomit while being restrained by six sheriff’s deputies during a psychotic episode, autopsy results showed on Friday, in what was deemed a homicide.

The death came at a time of heightened scrutiny of law enforcement given numerous high-profile police killings and in-custody deaths of black men across the country, sparking waves of protests since mid-2014.

Jan 09 08:36

Turkish police arrest pro-Kurdish opposition politicians in raid on HDP party HQ

Turkish police have raided an Istanbul office of the pro-Kurdish opposition party HDP and arbitrarily detained several senior officials, party officials said. The arrests come as President Erdogan called for legal action against the party’s members.

Jan 09 08:15

Where Were the Post-Hebdo Free Speech Crusaders as France Spent the Last Year Crushing Free Speech?

It’s been almost one year since millions of people — led by the world’s most repressive tyrants — marched in Paris ostensibly in favor of free speech. Since then, the French government — which led the way trumpeting the vital importance of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings — has repeatedly prosecuted people for the political views they expressed, and otherwise exploited terrorism fears to crush civil liberties generally. It has done so with barely a peep of protest from most of those throughout the West who waved free speech flags in support of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists.

Jan 08 21:48

G. Edward Griffin Warns Against Oregon Standoff: "If continued on this course, a bloodbath is assured."

G. Edward Griffin, the author of the Creature From Jekyll Island, offers some analysis and criticism of the Oregon standoff, explaining that it is distinctly different from the situation in Nevada with the Bundys a few years ago. Griffin notes that "The protestors (not the Hammonds) were the ones who initiated physical force by breaking into the wildlife facility and occupying the property" and that "This leaves no possible resolution other than a test of military strength. If continued on this course, a bloodbath is assured."

Jan 08 16:31

Why NATO Predators Destroyed Libya - Oil, 143 Tons of Gold, Pan African Gold Backed Currency - So Says Hillarys E-Mail...

...but 'what difference does it make' now?

The evil deed has already been done.

Take note of how international Zionist TERRORISTS - Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, and Biden, portray their WAR CRIMES as a 'great victory for freedom and democracy'.

'Greater share of oil production' Hillary Clinton emails reveal motives of Libya intervention'

Jan 08 14:01

No Recovery Whatsoever-Paul Craig Roberts

if ISIS wanted to win they'd kill neo-cons.
all 'ISIS' attacks benefit the neo-con agenda.

Jan 08 13:21

EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch

As the U.S. engages in a national debate over the militarization of the police, federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment.

Since FY 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition, according to federal spending data from watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com.

This comes in addition to the $330 million spent on such equipment in that period by traditional law enforcement agencies like the FBI, Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Some examples of the purchases include:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The most troubling, yet unanswered, question in this article is, .. why?!?!?

What are the managers of these agencies so deathly afraid of?!?

Jan 08 13:07

Disclosure: Another 41 Foreign-Born Individuals Snagged On Terror Charges

Following the discovery of a terrorist cell in Texas allegedly operated by an Iraqi who entered the United States as a refugee, the Washington Free Beacon has learned of an additional 41 individuals who have been implicated in terrorist plots in the United States since 2014, bringing the total number of terrorists discovered since that time to 113, according to information provided by Congressional sources.

Since August, however, the Obama administration has stonewalled Congressional efforts to obtain more detailed immigration histories of these individuals, prompting frustration on Capitol Hill and accusation that the administration is covering up these histories to avoid exposing flaws in the U.S. screening process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only reason for the Obama administration is stonewalling on the records of these people, most probably, is that they are US assets, tasked with making the American people frightened that terrorists are going to strike us here at home any second.

And folks, if a massive terror attack DOES happen on American soil, it will mean that every agency responsible for keeping this country safe, like TSA, NSA, DHS CIA, ICE, and FBI are utterly impotent, should be collectively fired, immediately, en masse.

Jan 08 12:18

Arab-Jew ‘forbidden’ kiss video mysteriously disappears from Facebook

A video of Arab and Jewish couples engaging in “forbidden” kisses has disappeared from Facebook, prompting claims of hacking and censorship.

The video by TimeOut Tel Aviv features six couples doing the “forbidden deed”, was a response to an Israeli Ministry of Education decision to exclude a book describing a love affair between a Jewish woman and an Arab man from school curricula.

Jan 08 12:12

America Revisits the Dark Side

Candidates and reporters alike have ignored the obvious larger point – if, that is, we weren’t living in a country that had given itself a blanket pass on the issue of war crimes. Carpet-bombing cities, torturing prisoners, and rendering lands uninhabitable are all against the law. They are, in fact, grave crimes. That even critics of these comments will not identify such potential acts as war crimes can undoubtedly be attributed, at least in part, to the fact that no one – other than a few low-level military personnel and a CIA whistleblower who spoke publicly about the Agency’s torture agenda – has been prosecuted in the U.S. for the startling array of crimes already committed in the so-called War on Terror.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government, in its lust for regime change for any foreign government it might not like, tortures; poisons; bombs; invades; destroys civilian infrastructure; and assassinates, and takes absolutely no moral responsibility for it whatsoever.

Welcome, my friends, to what Amerika has become in the 21st century.

And that rapid, thumping sound you hear, across this land right now, is that of our founding fathers, and the women who loved them, turning over in their graves at warp speed, in despair of what this country has become.

Jan 08 12:04

How Obama Enables Atrocities

How Obama Enables Atrocities
January 4, 2016

Exclusive: President Obama seems so scared of offending the Saudis and their Israeli allies that he will tolerate almost any outrage, including Saudi Arabia’s mass beheadings and/or shootings of the regime’s enemies including a Shiite political leader who dared criticize the monarchy, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

As the New Year dawns, the neocons and their liberal interventionist sidekicks remain firmly in control of Official Washington’s storylines – on Syria, Russia and elsewhere – even as their policies continue to wreak havoc across the Mideast and threaten the stability of Europe and indeed the future of civilization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Enabling the kind of atrocities created by the Saudi Arabian government and monarchy against political prisoners is somewhat akin to handing a serial arsonist boxes of lighters, nitroglycerin, detonation chord, TNT, and then expecting them not to do something nasty with that equipment.

The US government has so lost the moral high ground here that it is absolutely vilely deplorable.

Jan 08 11:48

The Real Story Behind the Hammond Ranch Affair

Yesterday, I exposed, once again, the fact that minerals are being taken from mines such as the one on the Hammond Ranch and what was attempted at the Bundy Ranch. This is happening all over the country. In yesterday’s article I noted the New York Times article which exposed the facts related to this subject.

The prosecution of Hammond family is designed to get them off of their land through breaking them financially by creating expensive legal bills and federal fines. Once the Hammonds are gone, the globalists get to have their way with the lands resources.

The Abuse of the Hammonds Began with the Bundy Ranch Affair: All Ranchers Are At Risk

Jan 08 11:21

EMPIRES (LIKE THE U.S.) FALL WHEN CORRUPTION BECOMES RAMPANT

As we've exhaustively documented, corruption is rampant in the the U.S. today.

In addition, widespread corruption leads to runaway inequality. Specifically, one of the biggest causes of runaway inequality is that the big banks are manipulating every market, and committing massive crimes. Fraud disproportionately benefits the big banks, makes boom-bust cycles more severe, and otherwise harms the economy … all of which increase inequality and warp the market. These actions artificially redistribute wealth from honest, hard-working people to a handful of crooks. And corrupt government officials have aided and abetted this.

Runaway inequality - in turn - leads to the fall of empires ... through unrest or revolution.

Jan 08 10:16

Obama taxman (beatles) Funny Video

Jan 08 10:01

Sheriffs who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures... List by State/cty

We’ve been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who want to be counted among the valiant as well! Look for their list after the sheriffs.

The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction.

Jan 08 09:31

Why We Fear the IRS

The IRS scam, on the other hand, works entirely by fear. It takes people who haven’t done anything wrong, and makes them afraid that they have. That’s a pretty hefty achievement. Imagine trying to extort money from someone by, say, claiming that they had murdered someone. You might elicit laughter, or bewilderment, but you’d rarely elicit much cash.

Which raises the obvious question: How did we get into a situation where it’s so easy for people to believe that the IRS is about to arrest them for a crime they weren’t even aware of having committed?

You guessed it: The IRS is incredibly powerful, and the tax code is incredibly opaque.

Jan 08 09:27

Academic Freedom in America? Tenured Professor Questioning Official Sandy Hook Shootings Narrative Fired

South Florida University (SFU) tenured Professor James Tracy questioned inconsistencies and anomalies in the official narrative – reinforced by the corporate media unwillingness to ask tough questions and demand clear answers.

Tracy questioned whether any shootings took place – “at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media” described events, unquestionably reporting the official narrative.

Contradictions abound. Key questions remain unanswered. How did one alleged gunman fire so many shots in so little time and supposedly inflict so many casualties?

In five to seven minutes, Connecticut’s top coroner, Wayne Carver, and police officials said Lanza shot each victim from three to 11 times – 182 shots, one every 2 seconds plus likely misses.

Jan 08 09:11

REP. GREG WALDEN (R.OR) ADDRESSES OREGON STANDOFF, HAMMOND INJUSTICE, GOVERNMENT OVERREACH


"People are angry." "Government has gone too far." "Can't have faith in a government that never listens to you." "We have to understand why these events are taking place."

Jan 08 09:09

THE FEDERAL RESERVE PAYS NO TAXES!!!!!!

" Federal reserve banks, including the capital stock and surplus therein, and the income derived therefrom shall be exempt from Federal, State, and local taxation, except taxes upon real estate. "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the horse's (or in this case the pig's) own mouth!

Jan 08 08:44

Osborne brings us to imminent economic meltdown, and blames everybody else

The chances are Chancellor George Osborne is all over your media at the moment, warning you that the UK economy could be headed even further down the pan in 2016. But make no mistake: Osborne is not to blame. No, while Labour caused the last global economic crash, this time China is to blame. Or the Middle East. Or oil prices. Or Jeremy Corbyn. Or maybe even you, with your “creeping complacency”.

Speaking to an audience in Cardiff on Thursday, Osborne broke the news that, for all his crowing about the successes of his “long term economic plan” in his Autumn statement just six weeks ago, things might not actually be very rosy after all.

Jan 08 08:43

Cameron’s embarrassing slip-up reveals how much he loves the growing gap between rich and poor

‘Is the quest for equality in Britain in safe hands? Well David Cameron seemed to suggest it isn’t during 2016’s first prime minister’s questions when he made the following Freudian slip:

“since I’ve become prime minister, income equality has actually fallen.”‘

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"You need to understand that the world's rich people cannot feel they are rich until they look out their palace windows and see you all poor! The poorer we make you, the better the rich feel about their money! If we let you all have money the rich wouldn't feel rich and what's the point of being a money-junkie if you can't feel how rich you have become?!? Sheesh; you people don't understand ANYTHING about how the world works! " -- Number 9 3/4

Jan 08 08:29

Police Officially Refuse To Hire Applicants With High IQ Scores

Many have suspected it, but now it appears to be official: police departments refuse to hire applicants with high IQ scores.

Critics of law enforcement have long suggested that police officers tend to be selected for their lack of critical thinking, but news that department hiring processes officially disqualify high-scoring applicants might still come as a shock to many.

Jan 08 08:29

Anabolic Steroid Use and Abuse by Police Officers: Policy & Prevention

Although physical fitness is an essential part of policing, as described in the previous article, some officers go too far to ensure their strength—endangering not only themselves but also the public they are sworn to defend.

Jan 08 08:02

New Jersey high schooler accused of violating bullying laws for making anti-Israel tweets

Bethany Koval, a 16-year-old Israeli Jew, said on Wednesday that she was called to the principal’s office at Fair Lawn High School and reprimanded for making tweets criticizing Israel and mentioning that a pro-Israel classmate had unfollowed her on Twitter.

Jan 08 07:59

Professor fired for questioning Sandy Hook. Ask a question, lose your job

Tenured professor James Tracey has been fired by Florida Atlantic University for questioning the accuracy of reporting about Sandy Hook and other mass shootings.

Here's an interview with him that sums up his position and his methodology.

It's now a firing offense to be a reasonable person who asks reasonable questions.

Actually, this has always been the case in academia. Most people in that profession learn early that if they want to advance their careers and keep their jobs they best toe the party line.

Jan 08 07:58

5,000 Swiss Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

With a new wave of terrorism, mass shootings and unprecedented social violence around the globe now a part of the daily routine for billions of people across both developed and developing nations, one group wants to be certain there is no chance of "close encounters", violent or otherwise, with the peasantry during its upcoming annual boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to Swissinfo, when the world's billionaires land their private jets in the gorgeous Swiss town (which at 1,560 m is also the highest town in Europe) on January 20, they will have up to 5,000 Swiss army troops protecting them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! I wonder what these billionaires are so scared of! :)

Jan 08 07:52

OBAMA’S TEARS

Had I seen the image of Obama, weeping over American gun deaths, seven years ago, I know I would have been deeply moved. It would have reinforced my view of him then as an empathetic, bright, and progressive politician. And I did then, and do now, find America’s violence – all of it, not just the small fraction of it seen in street killings – an appalling assault on the human spirit.

But the image comes seven years later, following a period of Obama’s proving himself an utterly cold and dry-eyed killer. Actually, apart from seven years packed with regular killing and support of others doing killing in at least half a dozen lands, he is reliably reported to have once said at a high-level meeting, without tears or the least change in demeanor, “I’m pretty good at killing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 08 07:33

After Saudis Beheaded 47 People, Belgium Now Refusing to Sell them Arms, Germany May Follow

On Saturday, the Saudi Arabian government beheaded 47 people, one of whom was prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a senior opposition figure. He and the others were all killed for their charges of “undermining the national security” of the kingdom. Immediately following the beheadings, countries across the globe–except for the United States– denounced the barbaric move. Rightfully outraged with the beheadings, Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Bahrain angrily condemned the executions, and Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

Jan 08 07:24

Empires (Like the U.S.) Fall When Corruption Becomes Rampant

Widespread corruption destroys empires.

By way of example, corruption was one of the main causes of the collapse of the Roman Empire:

The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder [and see this]. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership.

The Ottoman Empire started its decline when the sale of offices, bribery and corruption became widespread. Indeed:

Most historians point to “degenerate Sultans, incompetent Grand Viziers, debilitated and ill-equipped armies, corrupt officials, avaricious speculators, grasping enemies, and treacherous friends.

The Yuan Empire (led by the Mongols) also collapsed due to corruption:

Jan 08 07:23

Red-baiting water speculator plans to drain the Mojave of its ancient water

Scott Slater, a former water lawyer, is the CEO of Cadiz, Inc, a hedge-fund-backed company that's purchased the water rights for 45,000 acres of the Mojave on Route 66, 75 miles northeast of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814 [billion] gallons of ancient water out of the desert and send it to drought-stricken southern California, where he can soak the thirsty millions for $2.4 billion.

Jan 08 07:05

Gaddafi accused Tony Blair of supporting al-Qaeda, transcripts show

Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi shake hands ahead of talks in Tripoli in 2004Former prime minister Tony Blair and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi pictured together in 2007 Muammar Gaddafi accused Tony Blair of supporting al-Qaeda as he refused calls to stand down during the height of the Libyan uprising, newly-released transcripts has revealed.

Jan 07 22:53

SNOWDEN'S DEFINITIVE ANSWER WHEN SOME IDIOT SAYS THEY "HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE"

I pulled the quote from a most excellent video -- in which George Orwell travels through time to tell us a thing or two -- conjured for us by Juice Media...

And it is just perfect...

Jan 07 18:14

NRA slams CNN’s ‘Obama Gun Ban Media Circus’

The National Rifle Association slammed CNN’s gun town hall featuring President Obama tonight as the “Obama Gun Ban Media Circus,” but urged its members to watch to educate themselves on the president’s anti-gun agenda.

Jan 07 18:08

17% of U.S. jobs now held by immigrant workers

Im­mig­rants make up 13 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion and 17 per­cent of the work­force, but their em­ploy­ment pat­terns con­trast with those of their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts across in­dus­tries and states. Un­der­stand­ing these dif­fer­ences na­tion­ally and with­in each state is vi­tal for poli­cy­makers as they con­sider strategies to boost their eco­nom­ies and de­vel­op their work­forces.

Jan 07 16:58

Militia movement seeing huge growth, experts say

The militia movement, they say, is in the midst of a massive growth spurt at levels even greater than in the early 1990s after the Waco, Texas, standoff and the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It peaked after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Jan 07 16:45

State Department covered up Hillary’s private email server for years even though ‘dozens of senior officials’ knew about it, says scathing inspector general report

The U.S. State Department told a watchdog group in 2013 that it didn’t have any information about former secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails, even though ‘dozens of senior officials’ knew she was using a private server for all her electronic communications.

Jan 07 16:36

‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ Widow: Gun control won’t make us safer

She noted that in almost every case, mass killers have targeted places where they know people will be unarmed, and that taking away Americans’ rights to own a weapon would make the country less safe.

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