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"The Pentagon has a fantastic budget that enables it to dream of putting down the much-needed revolutions which will arise in Peru, in the Philippines, and in other benighted countries." William O. Douglas, Points of Rebellion, 1969, p41 "The interests of the corporation state are to convert all the riches of the earth into dollars." -- William O. Douglas, Points of Rebellion, 1969, p10

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May 12 08:39

‘Govt using security to hide mismanagement, misuse of power’ - J. Kirk Wiebe

The US government is prosecuting whistleblowers for sharing information with journalists as the latest Jeffrey Sterling case shows, retired NSA analyst and whistleblower J. Kirk Wiebe,

May 12 08:34

Netanyahu’s Bolton: Terrorists may attack before Obama leaves office

ed note–remember that whenever you are listening to various persons within what we refer to as ‘Camp Neo-Con’ that what you are hearing is the voice of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is their their Don, their fearless leader and their tin god. Therefore, when they make various statements such as that coming from Bolton in this piece, we can be rest assured that they are not their statements, but rather those that have been telexed from Tel Aviv. That Netanyahu wants war, war, and more war, particularly with regards to Iran and Russia, is not a question mark, but rather an exclamation point, and all can be rest assured that sometime before the election, Netanyahu is going to cause something to go BOOM somewhere in America that will facilitate the election of a staunchly pro-Israel/pro-war/pro-Armageddon Republican who will do Bibi’s bidding.


May 12 08:34

Bill C-51 Going Gestapo on Canadians? Michael Rivero - May 11, 2015

May 12 08:29

Iran hung billionaire over $2.6b bank fraud

A billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6 billion state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, was executed Saturday, state television reported.

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We need more of that sort of thing here!

May 12 08:27

Last time Verizon owned a media company it allegedly banned its reporters from writing about certain subjects

Verizon is acquiring AOL for $4.4 billion in cash. With it, comes AOL's roster of media companies, including the Huffington Post, Engadget, and TechCrunch. But this isn't the first time Verizon has owned a media company.

Back in 2014, the cable company launched SugarString, an in-house tech blog. But as the Daily Dot's Patrick O'Neill wrote at the time, there was just one problem — it reportedly banned its reporters from covering certain topics including net neutrality and government surveillance.

May 12 08:25

German Retail Giant Removes Glyphosate (Monsanto Roundup) from 350 Stores

I recently snapped a photo from an advertising circular that was delivered to my home, proudly promoting Monsanto’s ‘probably carcinogenic’ Roundup, on sale no less, at a local hardware store. While US garden and DIY stores are still selling cancer-causing poison in a jug, a German retail giant will no longer carry glyphosate-containing products as of September 30, 2015


May 12 08:24

Netanyahu Drives Palestinians from Jerusalem – Palestinians Ordered to Destroy their Homes and Pay Thousand Dollar Fines

The Israeli authorities have issued a new raft of demolition orders to Palestinians living in occupied East Jerusalem.

On Sunday, an Israeli court approved the demolition of eight Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Semiramis. The court said the owners must destroy the homes themselves and pay fines of 49,000 shekels ($12,667) by 1 August, Ma’an News Agency reports.

The demolition orders in Semiramis were delivered just days after Israel announced that it will build 900 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish-only colony in East Jerusalem, according to the anti-settlement group Peace Now.

May 12 08:22

NASA spacecraft shows bright spots on Ceres encompass dwarf planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has completed its first mapping orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres and the bright spots spotted on the surface are much more numerous than first thought.

In March, as Dawn approached the planet, scientists spotted a bright spot on the surface of Ceres and more appeared as the spacecraft approached. A new animation of Dawn's first mapping orbit, 8,400 miles (13,600km) up, shows that the surface of the dwarf planet is dappled with shiny spots.

May 12 08:22

'How are they expected to live?' Judge slams theft charge for desperate dad who stole out-of-date food from Tesco

A judge has slammed prosecutors for charging a desperate dad who stole out-of-date food from Tesco with theft, asking: "How are they expected to live?"

Paul Barker, 39, and Kerry Barker, 29, were spotted on CCTV sifting through groceries at the back of a store which were destined for the bin.

The couple are down on their luck and say they have virtually no money to look after themselves or their kids.

May 12 08:20

Saudi regime plans crucifixion of dissident this Thursday

Saudi Arabia has carried out executions at an unprecedented rate since the coming to power of King Salman in 2015. On May 6th 2015, the Kingdom carried out its 79th execution of the year, and it is already close to surpassing its 2014 total of 87 executions. Human rights organization Reprieve has urged the European Union to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the killings.

Commenting, Maya Foa, director of Reprieve’s death penalty team, said: “Saudi Arabia’s wave of executions since the start of this year has provoked widespread disgust. But these killings, if they are allowed to go ahead, will mark a new low. The sentencing to death of children and the elderly on blatantly political charges is inexcusable, and smacks of an attempt to silence internal dissent in the Kingdom.”


May 12 08:19

‘Anyone You See, You Shoot’: Israeli Soldiers Recall the 2014 Gaza War

“The instructions are to shoot right away,” said a first sergeant in an engineering unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Whoever you spot—be they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes—shoot to kill. It’s an explicit instruction.”

“No incrimination process is necessary?” asked the interviewer from the Israeli veterans’ organization Breaking the Silence.

“Zero. Nothing,” the soldier replied.

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May 12 08:17

Diamond royalties a closely guarded secret in Ontario

De Beers Canada, which owns the only diamond mine in the province, paid $226 in royalties while salt netted the province $3.89 million in royalties.

The diamond royalty stirred a huge debate when the Ontario government suddenly introduced it in 2007. Then-premier Dalton McGuinty promised it would enrich all Ontarians. He promised the money would be used to hire more nurses and keep class sizes small in schools.

The real value has been a closely guarded secret, by government and the company, until the CBC-Michener-Deacon investigation.

May 12 08:16

Toshiba shares go over a cliff after probe into hidden losses

Loss-making projects from 2012 may have been swept under the carpet

May 12 08:15

Canadian mining companies banned in three Salvadorian municipalities

On March 29, Nueva Trinidad became the third municipality in El Salvador to officially declare itself a "territory free of mining" through a historic community consultation.

Canadian mining companies have had a brutal presence in El Salvador. Communities in the departments of Chalatenango and Cabañas have organized to prevent the entry of mining corporations into the municipalities.


May 12 08:11

Hillary Clinton Has 1 Day to Take a Serious Stand on One of the Biggest Corporate Trade Deals in US History

The Democratic Party is now in an all-out war over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with labor unions, environmentalists, and other public interest groups opposed to fast tracking the deal – which would allow it to have a vote with no amendments -- battling corporations and President Obama who are for fast track. The big vote on TPP in the US Senate is on Tuesday.

One voice who has been silent in this internecine conflict is Hillary Clinton. Clinton has refused to say whether she supports granting Obama fast track authority, let alone whether she supports the overall agreement. Her campaign chairman, John Podesta, recently joked to some donors that he wishes the deal would just “go away.” She has basically one day to come out and show where she stands on this issue and influence the outcome of the vote.

May 12 08:10

Scott Walker’s foreign policy education begins w/ lesson: East Jerusalem is not occupied

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is in Israel and occupied Palestine so as to gain the foreign policy bona fides needed to run for president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Scott is learning how to be an obedient puppet ruler!

May 12 08:08

Rainwater collection being criminalized in U.S. to solidify total government dependence

You might be aware that it is illegal to collect rainwater on your own property in some states, but did you know that doing so could actually land you in jail? That is exactly what is happening to Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Oregon. He is now facing a 30-day jail sentence and fines of more than $1,500.

His crime? Harrington has been collecting rainwater in three reservoirs on his property, and the government doesn't like it. In Oregon, all water is considered property of the state whether it flows from the tap or falls from the sky.

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May 12 08:07

Are ISIS terrorists planning a #LondonAttack?

In a stunning display, terrorists apparently affiliated with ISIS have openly tweeted a series of threats against the city of London.


May 12 08:07

Pharmaceutical painkiller deaths drop 25% in states with medical marijuana according to study

Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated with pharmaceutical painkiller use, suggesting that more people in legalized states are turning to the safe cannabis herb for pain relief rather than Big Pharma's death pills.

May 12 08:07

75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized

Despite the insidious attempts of the corporate-controlled U.S. media to censor the stories about the deadly side effects of vaccines, the truth keeps surfacing. The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in La Pimienta, Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives.

May 12 08:03

Wal-Mart Bottled Water Comes From Sacramento Municipal Supply

Wal-Mart is facing questions tonight after CBS13 learns the company draws its bottled water from a Sacramento water district during California’s drought.
According to the label, the water comes from the Sacramento Municipal Water Supply. This comes on the heels of Starbucks opting to move sourcing and production of its Ethos bottled water from California to Pennsylvania.

May 12 08:02

Vatican Bank is the main shareholder in ‘Pietro Beretta’ arms

Perhaps few people know that Pietro Beretta arms factory Ltd. (the largest arms industry in the world) and is controlled by the Holding SpA Beretta and the majority shareholder of the Beretta Holding SpA after Gussalli Ugo Beretta, is the IOR (Institute for Works of Religion [commonly known as the Vatican Bank]) private institution founded in 1942 by Pope Pius XII and headquartered in Vatican City.

May 12 07:59

Will “Vagina Voters” Devour Democracy?

“Fat-O-Sphere” author Kate Harding announced plans to “vote with my vagina” for Hillary Clinton. Harding said her voting was guided in part by her difficult menstrual cycles. I wonder who she would vote for if she was suffering from hemorrhoids. (Coincidentally, Mike Huckabee entered the presidential race last week.)

May 12 07:57

Germany is a 'true friend' for Israel

srael and Germany have a good relationship today, with close cooperation among artists, students and politicians as well. But there are more and more incidents castings shadows on this friendship.

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Certainly the younger Germans have to be wondering why they are forced to pay reparations to Israel for something that at least in theory happened long before they were born!


May 12 07:55

Sens. Paul, Wyden Both Plan Filibuster of Patriot Act Renewal

With the deadline looming for the expiration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, nominally the basis for NSA surveillance, two senators, Rand Paul (R – KY) and Ron Wyden (D – OR), are both planning filibusters of any attempt to renew it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which sounds good until you realize that NSA will continue the spying regardless of the law. Indeed making the spying illegal only serves to lull the American people into a false sense of privacy to drop their guard about protecting their business secrets from government looting.

May 12 07:55

America's New Export to the UK; Police Violence

In most domestic issues, it seems that the UK is the leader in social experimentation that will eventually find its way across the Atlantic to the United States. Finally, however, it appears that the United States has found something to export to the UK - police brutality.

Fortunately for the UK, the police brutality industry is only...

May 12 07:53

The Best of Gilad Brought To You By The ADL

The following is ADL’s collection of my most ‘inflammatory statements.’ Needless to mention that I am proud of each one of these quotes and the message they convey. I would like to thank Abe Foxman and his League for working day and night exposing the vile truth tellers and vilifying the enemies of the Empire.

May 12 07:53

Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine for Interest Rate Rigging

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out a record $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, just months after six other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges.


Our sincere thanks to everyone who donated.

May 12 07:51

Iran MPs present bill seeking end to US threats

Iranian lawmakers presented a bill to the Majlis(parliament) presiding board on Tuesday morning which calls for halt of nuclear talks with Washington until US end its threatening rhetoric.

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Which is exactly what the warhawks want!

May 12 07:50

Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising.

May 12 07:42

FLASHBACK - Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

News of Bin Laden's Death and Funeral in the Egyptian press, al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001 Vol 15 No 4633

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Seymour Hersh's article has re-opened a very smelly can of worms!


May 12 07:39

Obama DID NOT Kill Bin Laden!

Claiming otherwise is one of his many Big Lies. On May 1, 2011, he willfully deceived the US public saying:

May 12 07:34

In September, The UN Launches A Major Sustainable Development Agenda For The Entire Planet

The UN plans to launch a brand new plan for managing the entire globe at the Sustainable Development Summit that it will be hosting from September 25th to September 27th. Some of the biggest names on the planet, including Pope Francis, will be speaking at this summit.

May 12 07:28

Grandmother Who Made 9 Year Old Girl Run To Death Is Sentenced To Life Without Parole

A woman who forced her nine-year-old granddaughter to run until she collapsed and died has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty for Joyce Hardin Garrard, who made Savannah Hardin sprint outside her home for hours as punishment for lying about eating chocolate.

May 12 07:26

Wyden: If Senate tries to renew NSA spying authority, I’ll filibuster

The National Security Agency's authority to collect US phone data en masse is set to expire at the end of this month, and key votes on the program in both houses of Congress are expected to come up this week. But if the bill that reaches the Senate floor is Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell'sstraight renewal of the program and doesn't include any reforms, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has said he'll filibuster it.

May 12 07:23

M7.3 - 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal

May 12 07:21

M6.3 - 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal

May 12 05:31

Ordering Pizza Gets High-Tech

Pizza Hut has launched a new app called the “Pizza Navigation System” that gives customers an Uber-style ability to track the location of their delivery person’s vehicle on a map relative to their home.

May 12 04:41

The end does not justify the means

Everyone dreams of a peaceful world, but regrettably there is conflict in almost every part of the world. The number of countries that do not participate in a war or a conflict is extremely rare. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace's study in August 2014, only 11 countries out of 162 were not involved in any kind of conflict. Additionally, the director of the IEP Camilla Schippa stated that peace today has been "slowly but steadily decreasing" lately in her interview to The Independent.
9/11 attacks as casus belli for invading other countries

May 12 04:37

Some questions and answers on Ukraine

Following is a collection of questions posed by westerners against the freedom fighters in Donbass and replies to typical questions levelled against Russia by those who are ignorant of the Ukraine situation.

May 12 04:29

Corbett Report Episode 305 – The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh

TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=14714

Timothy McVeigh. We've been told so much about him, the Oklahoma City bombing, and what it meant for America. But what if it's all a lie? Join us today for this special Corbett Report podcastumentary as we examine the multiple trucks, multiple bombs, government informants, faked executions and other pieces of information suggesting that McVeigh was not a "lone wolf bomber" at all but a sheepdipped special forces operative working for the government, exactly as he claimed.

May 12 04:25

Typhoon submarine unveils secrets

Russia has been weakened a lot over the recent year. Yet, it is still capable of claiming to be one of the leading powers in the world. One reason can be found in the Russian city of Severodvinsk, the center of the Russian ship-building industry. This city is celebrated for the defense technology that was built on its docks.
Before we went on board the Typhoon submarine, there was a short message in the press about a successful missile launch from this nuclear submarine. “The nuclear submarine launched a ballistic missile from the target area of the White Sea. The missile hit the target with precision.”
The nuclear submarine missile cruiser TK-20 is the sixth (the last) of the Typhoon series that were built on Sevmash Enterprise in Severodvinsk. The TK-20 Typhoon submarine was returning from the White Sea. A group of PRAVDA.Ru journalists was the only group of web-reporters that was allowed to go onboard the sub in the city of Severodvinsk.

May 12 04:23

Saudi Arabia beheads 5 foreigners

Saudi Arabia committed another beheading on May, 6.
Five foreigners were sentenced to death for killing an Indian guard and stealing his money. Khaled Fetini and Ibrahim Nasserm were Yemeni citizens. Hassan Omar, Salem Idriss, and Abdel Wahhab Abdel Maeen were identified as migrants from Chad, Eritrea and Sudan respectively.
After the execution by beheading, corps of the foreigners were hung from a helicopter. It is intended to deter others from committing such crimes.
The foreigners were executed just a month after Amnesty International condemned the "macabre spike" in state-sanctioned killings. Amnesty's 2014 global report on the death penalty ranked Saudi Arabia among the top five executioners in the world. Saudi Arabia executed 88 in 2014, and after the recent beheading, the figure has touched 80 in 2015.

May 12 04:01

Russia to develop tracked modular robot for combat, Arctic expeditions

The United Instrument-Making Corporation integrated into Russia’s state hi-tech firm Rostec is developing a universal tracked modular robotized platform for combat, fire-extinguishing operations and Arctic expeditions, a Russian defense official said on Tuesday.
"The platform was fully designed by Russian engineers and can carry two tons of payload. It moves at a speed of 40 km/hr [25 miles per hour] and has a unique control system and dimensions allowing for its use in urban conditions," the defense official said.
The developer intends to use the URP-01G platform to produce complexes for reconnaissance and delivering strikes, protection and patrolling, vehicles for mine and obstacle clearing, radiation and chemical reconnaissance, as well as vehicles for police and Arctic expeditions.

May 12 03:56

Kremlin confirms Putin is to meet Kerry Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin on tuesday will receive US Secretary of State John Kerry in southern Russia's resort city of Sochi, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
According to the spokesman, the agenda of the talks is wide and includes mostly issues of bilateral relations. Sanctions are not on the agenda but the topic may be raised by the US side.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be present at the talks.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said he considers John Kerry’s decision to hold talks with Sergey Lavrov a positive step.
US State Secretary John Kerry has arrived in Sochi on Tuesday.

May 12 03:53

Russian emergencies ministry send drinking water to quake-hit Nepal

Russia’s emergencies ministry has sent 30 tonnes of bottled water to quake-hit Nepal, a ministry spokesman told TASS on Sunday.
Russian rescuers finalise work in Nepal - http://tass.ru/en/russia/793928
Nepal’s government has announced officially the search-rescue mission in the republic is over. The Russian rescuers had examined 96 buildings, worked at 59 locations, studied 109 square kilometres of territories and cleared 53,956 square metres of debris. Doctors offered assistance to almost 300 Nepalese in Kathmandu and other areas close to the capital city.
The bodies of two Russian tourists killed in a devastating quake in Nepal have been airlifted to Russia, Tass reports - http://tass.ru/en/russia/794086

May 12 01:34

Silver Could See A 40% Spike By Year-End

May 12 01:33

What’s In Store For Gold If Cash Is Outlawed?

May 11, 2015

May 11 22:09

Maduro: US Made Russia A Target Because They Are Losing Power In The World

Washington is losing its weight in the universal enclosure and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, and also endeavor to diminish China's development, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT's Spanish-dialect direct in a selective meeting.

http://whatisusa.info/maduro-us-made-russia-a-target-because-they-are-...

May 11 22:01

The Greek Endgame: Time to Choose between Default and Defeat

The three institutions on which the Greek state currently depends for its fiscal survival are all adamant to force the left-led government into submission. The reasons for this are overtly political: Eurozone governments are loathe to allow Syriza to set a successful example of debtor defiance, lest anti-austerity movements elsewhere in the Eurozone periphery be emboldened to make similar demands.

May 11 21:48

The Color Revolution in Macedonia Is Underway

The diabolical plan to destabilize Macedonia by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the U.S. ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, and Macedonian "social democratic" opposition leaders Zoran Zaev and Branko Crvenkovski – who could be called the "Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Petro Poroshenko of Macedonia" – has entered a critical phase with members of the supposedly disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) increasing their terrorist border incursions on Macedonian territory from Kosovo.

May 11 18:29

Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door and Killed Abductor

The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously enough for the family of the victim. That’s when they decided to find her themselves. That’s why the victim’s cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house where his kidnapped relative had been taken and shot and killed her kidnapper, according to law enforcement representatives in Louisiana.

May 11 18:27

CIA Agent who leaked confidential info to the New York Times and sentenced to 42 months argued he should be give then same leniency shown to former Gen. David Petraeu who disclosed classified information to his mistress and got no jail time.

Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with a New York Times reporter, was sentenced today to three and a half years in prison, a significantly shorter term than had been expected.

May 11 18:26

Man takes his first selfie. Random mom thinks he aimed camera at her kids, posts his photo online, calls him a "creep," it goes viral.

A Melbourne mother, mistakenly believing that a guy was photographing her kids in a shopping centre, snapped a photo of him as he was "taking off" (also known as simply leaving a Target store).

May 11 17:52

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State

By Jon Rappoport

Obama likes to say, “We’re all in this together.” Well, our 2 populations are now together as targets of spying.

The notorious Bill C-51 to expand spying on citizens in Canada has passed the House of Commons, by a vote of 183-96. It now moves to the Senate, where passage seems inevitable...

May 11 15:58

In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

That’s where Chevron comes in. For every barrel of oil Chevron produces in its Kern River oil field, another 10 barrels of salty wastewater come up with it. So Chevron is selling about 500,000 barrels of water per day, or 21 million gallons, back to the Cawelo Water District—the local water district that delivers water to farmers within a seven-mile slice of Kern County—at an undisclosed amount, but “essentially ‘at cost,’” according to Chevron spokesman Cameron Van Ast. In a time when freshwater in the Central Valley is selling at up to 10 times the typical cost, it’s a good deal for farmers.

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Oh yeah, I can't wait to show down on California produce irrigated with carcinogenic and radioactive fracking waste! YUM

May 11 15:55

Woman fired for uninstalling app on company phone that tracked her 24 hrs a day

A California woman has sued her former employer, which fired her shortly after she disabled a GPS tracking feature on her company iPhone. The app was used to monitor employees even on their personal time, the lawsuit alleged.

May 11 15:51

LinkedIn Stock Plunges

After LinkedIn acquired the educational website, lynda.com, business projections have fallen due to some “short-term” costs, and investors aren’t happy.

May 11 15:45

US Desperate to Steer Greece Away From Russian-Turkish Pipeline Project

Greece’s Syriza government is interested in a Moscow-backed ‘Turkish Stream’ natural gas pipeline project, bringing gas from the Black Sea through Turkey and into Greece.

The U.S. has moved in to block this option, selling an alternative plan to the Greeks – a ‘Trans-Adriatic’ pipeline project, bringing Azerbaijan’s gas from the Caspian Sea before entering into Europe, possible via Greece, and eventually to Italy.

May 11 15:32

EU alarmed as deadly battle deepens Macedonia crisis

The European Union has expressed concern over the stability of Macedonia, after a battle between police and gunmen killed at least 22 people and dramatically deepened a political crisis in the ex-Yugoslav republic.

Helicopters circled and gunfire and explosions shook Kumanovo, a town near Macedonia’s border with Serbia and Kosovo, from dawn on Saturday until Sunday afternoon, when officials said “one of the most dangerous terrorists groups in the Balkans” had been subdued.

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Macedonia getting "Kieved" by the US!

May 11 15:31

Mysterious, well-trained fighters attack shopping malls and sporting events in Macedonia, leaving at least 22 dead

An armed group battling Macedonian police over the weekend aimed to destabilize the country by attacking state buildings and public areas, the prime minister said Sunday. The attacks left at least 22 people dead, a top official said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski, who gave the death toll, called the attackers in the northern town of Kumanovo “terrorists.” He said police were still searching for other bodies but did not believe anyone from the armed group was still at large.

May 11 15:31

NATO and the EU call for calm in Macedonia

NATO and the European Union have called for a return to calm in Macedonia after clashes between police and an armed group left at least 22 people dead.

As Macedonia declared two days of mourning on Sunday, both organisations warned of the danger of escalating violence in a part of the country hit by an ethnic Albanian insurgency in 2001.

"I urge everyone to exercise restraint and avoid any further escalation, in the interest of the country and the whole region," Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, said in a statement.

And in a statement late on Saturday, Johannes Hahn, EU enlargement commissioner, said: "Any further escalation must be avoided, not the least in the interest of the overall stability in the country."

May 11 15:11

Canada, welcome to the US-style Surveillance State

The notorious Bill C-51 to expand spying on citizens in Canada has passed the House of Commons, by a vote of 183-96. It now moves to the Senate, where passage seems inevitable.

May 11 14:47

FLASHBACK 2010 - Left-wing Env. Scientist Bails Out Of Global Warming Movement: Declares it a ‘corrupt social phenomenon…strictly an imaginary problem of the 1st World middleclass’

“I argue that by far the most destructive force on the planet is power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by military might; and that the global warming myth is a red herring that contributes to hiding this truth. In my opinion, activists who, using any justification, feed the global warming myth have effectively been co-opted, or at best neutralized,” Rancourt said.

May 11 14:38

BPA Exposure Can Harm Your Grandkids.

BPA, otherwise known as Bisphenol A and is found in a variety of plastics and canned foods, is now under deeper scrutiny after a study showed a potentially harmful link that could carry all the way down to a person’s grandchildren.

May 11 14:25

Assad Chemical Weapons "Violation" A Propaganda Campaign Against Syria

By Brandon Turbeville

With the recent attempts by the Western press and drumming up support for some type of military action against Syria, one could scarcely blame the casual observer for believing the narrative that Syria has lied about its chemical weapons stockpile and has been deploying the remnants of that stockpile on unsuspecting civilians.

Take, for instance, one sample of reporting about the “concerning” findings from the OPCW inspectors by Reuters...

May 11 14:24

Judicial Watch Files Seven New FOIA Lawsuits against State Department to Force Release of Clinton Emails, Other Secret Email Records

Judicial Watch announced that it has filed seven Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to obtain the release of documents about the Clinton email scandal, including emails of her top aide Huma Abedin and records about the Benghazi and Clinton Foundation scandals. JW filed one of the lawsuits yesterday and six today. Last week, Judicial Watch also filed a lawsuit for records on Hillary Clinton’s use of an iPad and iPhone.

May 11 14:05

Harper Government Threatens BDS Supporters with Hate Crime Charges

The Canadian government is threatening to charge those participating in boycotts of Israel with a hate crime, CBC revealed on Monday.

The information came following an attempt by the news agency to obtain clarification on statements made by federal ministers about a "zero tolerance" approach to supporters of the international Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement protesting Israeli apartheid and occupation of Palestinian land.

May 11 14:05

Baltic Fortress 2015: NATO warships start drills off Lithuanian coast

Around 20 vessels representing nine NATO member states have begun the Baltic Fortress 2015 exercises, taking place off the Lithuanian Baltic Sea coast.

Warships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the UK are participating in the exercises, accompanied by a Lithuanian Navy submarine unit and two airplanes from the country’s Air Force.

The maneuvers in the Lithuanian territorial waters are scheduled to last until May 14, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense said.

May 11 14:04

US Troops Conduct Military Maneuvers in Russia's 'Backyard'

Georgian troops are currently conducting military maneuvers with mechanized US units in order to make Georgia’s army strong enough to provide a company for rapid NATO Response Force, Die Presse reported.

May 11 14:04

China Is About To Shock The World With Its Gold Holdings

We are on the verge of a golden shock.

I wrote recently about plans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to include the Chinese currency as one of the reserve currencies that back the IMF’s so-called Special Drawing Rights.

Well, there’s another facet to that story that you need to know … and it echoes the warnings I first began voicing in early 2014.

May 11 14:03

Hillary equates gun owners with terrorists, thinks firearms should be banned

Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that “gun free zone” signs work, twice claims that modern sporting rifles are “automatic weapons,” and states that owners of the most popular rifle sold in the United States today are a small group “that terrorizes the majority of people.”

The June 17, 2014 interview shows just how out of touch Clinton is with a nation where the majority of people in this country who favor gun rights. Clinton went on to bizarrely claim that those who do not bow to her views on gun control are “prone to violence.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? The most polite and respectful people I have ever met were gun store customers. You never see a Wal-Mart holiday riots at those stores, do you?

May 11 14:02

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Blankets GMO Crops Near Schools

Genetically engineered crops, or GMOs, have led to an explosion in growers’ use of herbicides, with the result that children at hundreds of elementary schools across the country go to class close by fields that are regularly doused with escalating amounts of toxic weed killers.

May 11 13:59

NJ governor spent $300k on groceries, drinks

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey and a potential candidate in the 2016 presidential race, has spent around $300,000 of taxpayer money during the last five years on food, drinks and desserts, according to a new analysis.

May 11 13:27

UK Tories pushing to scrap human rights act

The UK’s new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove is pushing forward with controversial Conservatives’ plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

May 11 13:18

Ex-Police Chief Caught Stealing $60,000 From Christmas Toy Fund For Needy Children

The trial of a former western Massachusetts police chief who prosecutors say stole thousands of dollars from a Christmas toy fund is slated to begin next week.

The Springfield Republican reports former Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis was indicted in 2013 following allegations he pocketed about $60,000 from the police-sponsored LaLiberte Toy Fund over five years. His trial is scheduled to start May 18.

May 11 13:16

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance.

May 11 13:11

Protesters Demand To See Surveillance Video Of Deadly Police Shooting In Venice

Angry community members met Saturday in Venice Beach to protest the police and demand that they release security camera video of the shooting.

The protest happened at the site of Tuesday’s fatal confrontation, at Pacific and Windward avenues, between two officers and a homeless man.

May 11 13:08

Kiev Demands Russia Pay $350 Billion for Destruction Its Own Aggression Caused in Donbass

US-installed Kiev fascist putschists find new ways to elevate chutzpah to a higher level.

In April 2014, they launched premeditated US proxy naked aggression against their own people in Donbass for wanting democratic rights everyone deserves.

Mass slaughter and destruction followed. Civilians by far suffered most.

May 11 12:58

The EU and NATO wants Macedonia to stop killing the proxy-army the EU and NATO sent to thwart Russian gas pipeline to Europe

Lets look at who Stoltenberg and Hahn have such deep concern for:

“A terrorist group of well over 40 well-armed people entered Macedonia illegally . . .

About two weeks ago, authorities said the group of 40 wearing UCK uniforms attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on Macedonia’s northern border with Kosovo and briefly captured four Macedonian police officers.

Kotevski named five leaders of the group, all citizens of Kosovo, as founders of paramilitary cells. He said the group entered Macedonia at the beginning of May to launch attacks on state institutions

May 11 12:50

The secretive Bank of England

Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; however, the range and wealth of information on this topic comes from an earlier age. Further research will expand this understanding and many of the sources cited can fulfill this objective.

May 11 12:09

George Zimmerman wounded in Lake Mary shooting incident

Channel 9 has learned that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident Monday afternoon in Seminole County on Lake Mary Boulevard.

Authorities initially said Zimmerman was shot in the face, but sources have told Channel 9 the injuries may have been from shattered glass. Authorities said the injuries appear to be minor.

Police towed Zimmerman's truck, which appears to have a bullet hole in the passenger-side window, to the Lake Mary Police Department.

May 11 12:02

Russia Asks Greece To Join BRICS Bank

As if the discussions in Brussels and Athens were not mired in enough uncertainty, Bloomberg reports that a Greek official confirms:

*STORCHAK ASKED TSIPRAS FOR GREECE TO JOIN BRICS BANK: OFFICIAL
The pivot appears to continue. Reportedly, Tsipras was pleasantly surprised by the proposal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, Putin is about 90,0000 chess moves ahead of his European counterparts.

This will, indeed, be a game changer.

May 11 11:47

Mexico suspends infant vaccines after two babies die and 29 fall ill

Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and begun an investigation after two babies died and 29 became ill in an impoverished community in southern Mexico.

The Mexican institute for social security says six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B.

The cause of the adverse reactions is not known, the institute said Sunday.

It had stopped vaccines across the country on Saturday.

May 11 11:41

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA-BOOGA! ISIS Hackers Plan "Message to America" Attack Today

A group of hackers affiliated with ISIS were threatening to carry out a cyber attack—dubbed “Message to America”—against a number of targets about 2 p.m. EST today. The targets were not identified on ISIS forums and social channels but the hackers are promising something “surprising” that “will frighten America”.

ISIS supporters calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate hacked into the Twitter account of the United States Central Command in January.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say, it is now after 2PM Eastern and nothing happened!

May 11 11:41

Damascus Slams U.S. Bid to Train Syrian rebels, Accuses Washington of Supporting Terrorism

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Saturday slammed the U.S. plan to train Syrian rebels, accusing Washington of supporting terrorism and complicating the political solution in Syria, the official SANA news agency reported.

May 11 11:40

Police Have Officially Killed 400 People in 2015, A New Grieving Family Every Seven and a Half Hours

As of May 5, 2015, the police in the United States of America have killed 401 people that we know of.

May 11 11:14

Saudi Arabia Seriously Considering Allowing Women to Use Forks

Saudi Arabia Seriously Considering Allowing Women to Use Forks

Yes, you have read it right and no it is not true. Daily Currant is just a joke news site, but nevermind, it is funny reading poking dumb premises.:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today that it is leaning toward finally allowing its female population to use forks.
The highly anticipated move comes as the autocratic Islamic regime
faces ongoing criticism around the world for its record on women’s
rights, which critics say is among the worst in the word.
“We hope this gesture of goodwill today will assure our critics that
the Kingdom is open to reform on all issues and is sensitive to the
needs of its female population,” a spokesperson for the Saudi government
says.

May 11 11:08

Nuland attempts Kiev Version 2.0 in Skopje Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

Nuland attempts Kiev Version 2.0 in Skopje

image: http://edge.liveleak.com/80281E/u/u/ll2/attention.gif
Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

May 11 11:00

Snow, rain, wind smacks U.S. from Colorado to Carolinas

From snow in Colorado and South Dakota to tornadoes in Arkansas and Texas to a near-hurricane in South Carolina, the weekend didn't lack for weather excitement.

May 11 11:00

The Prison Gates Swing Open for US Peace Activists

Kathy Kelly is just out of prison, where she’d been sent for nonviolently opposing drone murders.

An appeals court has just overturned convictions for Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed, imprisoned for entering and protesting a nuclear weapons site at Oak Ridge, Tenn., three years ago. Resentencing on lesser charges, and quite possibly immediate release, is expected.

Amazingly, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the government failed to prove that the activists intended to “injure the national defense.” (Maybe Venezuela, accused by President Obama of being a threat to the same, should appeal to the Sixth Circuit!)

The U.S. government has just dropped charges against eight members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance who nonviolently protested the U.S. military’s environmental destruction with a march from the EPA to the Pentagon this past Earth Day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are small wins, in the battle for peace and justice, but they are wins.

May 11 10:59

Snow buries Black Hills in almost 2 feet of snow

The National Weather Service says as of late Sunday afternoon, Lead reports 18 inches of snow, Deerfield 17 inches and downtown Rapid City 13.5 inches.

May 11 10:54

NATO Puppets Plan to Invade Syria … Soon

Reports are now filtering in that preparations for a direct military assault on Syria are being made by Turkey in concert with the Saudis and Qataris. These reports are suggesting that the military offensive will take place within the next few days. Some reports speculate that such action could take place further down the road in late June.

At this moment, Turkish forces are reportedly gathering at the nation’s southern border and Syria’s northern border in a fashion that can signify little except the posturing for military action.

While this article is in no way attempting to make predictions regarding possible military action, to provide dates, or even the hint that these possible attacks will definitively take place, the stage has clearly been set for some time for us to contemplate the possibility of such an attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My best guess on the timing of such an invasion is that it will be engineered to happen sooner rather than later, in order to "persuade" Iran to go for the current P5+1 agreement, in light of the fact that the current Syrian government will most likely have been dissolved by that point. As happened in Libyan, we may well see Al-Assad assassinated outright, or cooling his heels in jail, waiting for a kangaroo court to convict and sentence him.

But in either scenario, he will have been "neutralized" in terms of being able to help Iran militarily, should it not decide to go with the P%+1 deal (IF the US Congress doesn't outright scotch the deal themselves.)

May 11 10:45

European Powers Seek to Bomb Libya to Stop Migrants

The European Union is preparing to bomb targets in Libya to stop migrants from attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in small boats. EU foreign policy coordinator Federica Mogherini is to brief the United Nations Security Council Monday on plans for a “Chapter VII” resolution that would give a UN green light for the use of force.

The plan is the outcome of several weeks of high-level consultations among the 28 EU members, including a foreign ministers’ meeting, held in response to a series of incidents of mass drowning of refugees. The worst such tragedy took place April 19, when some 900 drowned when their small boat capsized after colliding with a freighter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THIS is Europe's best, "most compassionate" answer to illegal African immigration to Europe?!?

Forgive me, but I am have a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this!!

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

May 11 10:38

Gaza: Children in crisis

Of the 900,000 children in Gaza, UNICEF reckons 373,000 are in need of “psycho-social first aid”.

The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), which runs three psychiatric clinics in Gaza treating both children and adults, struggles to cope. Psychiatrist Yasser Abu Jamei, who heads the GCMHP and who himself lost many members of his extended family in last summer’s onslaught, said: “There was no place for parents and children to hide... You never knew where the bombs were going fall.”

In seeking to understand Israel’s seemingly random brutal actions, we should remember a key slogan in Bill Clinton’s election campaign: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

May 11 10:33

Water shut-off warnings to be posted Monday

The city will begin hanging notices on the doors of delinquent residential water customers Monday, giving them 10 days to sign up for a payment assistance plan or face cutoff.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has estimated that Detroit has 20,000 to 25,000 delinquent residential accounts.

Shut-off status comes into play for accounts that are at least 60 days late or owe $150 or more. The notices will detail the warning and options for getting help, Gary Brown, Detroit's chief operating officer, has said.

Brown noted service won't be turned off to delinquent customers who opt into a payment plan. Typically, about 50 percent of people come in, get on plans and make a payment once the door hangers go out. The others, he's said, come in to pay on their bill on the day that service is shut off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government can pay for weapons for Saudi Arabia, Israel, whoever, but can't afford to provide water to US citizens?

May 11 10:32

ACLU joins fight against a California mandatory vaccination bill pushed by bought-off politicians

One of the country’s oldest civil rights legal groups has joined the fight against a California bill that would deprive parents in the Golden State the right to decide whether or not they want to expose their children to potentially harmful vaccines.

May 11 10:31

Larger Than Ever, Big Banks Poised to Fail Again: “The Damage Will Not Be Contained”

The banksters, who nearly tanked the global market in their collective effort to loot the peoples of the world, are operating out of “larger than ever” big banks.

The Corporate Reform Coalition (CRC) found that... even the weak-kneed requirements of the Dodd-Frank “Wall Street Reform Act” have not been fulfilled:

“The top six bank holding companies are considerably larger than before, and are still permitted to borrow excessively relative to the assets they hold,” the report states. “They are dangerously interconnected and remain vulnerable to sudden runs, because they borrow billions of dollars from wholesale lenders who can often demand their cash back each and every day.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 11 10:30

Why the Rich Don’t Care About Jobs for the Rest of Us

Several studies by Paul Piff and his colleagues have revealed that upper-class individuals tend to be narcissistic, with a clear sense of entitlement. Worse yet, they believe their talents and attributes – genius, even – have earned them a rightful position of status over everyone else.

Scarier yet, according to one study, the American sense of entitlement has been growing over the past 30 years, despite the fact that most of us have lost ground to the super-rich. And most disturbing is that ‘upper-class’ individuals tend to behave more unethically than average citizens.

This “all about me” attitude means that the wealthy don’t have to depend on others, and that they have less need to understand the feelings of others. This directly impacts our daily lives. The greater the concentration of wealth, the less a society invests in infrastructure. Our investment in infrastructure as a percent of GDP dropped by 60 percent from 1968 to 2011.

May 11 10:30

Yemen’s Houthis Accept Saudi Truce Offer

Yemen’s Houthi militia has announced that it has agreed to Saudi Arabia’s offer for a five-day “humanitarian pause” of the ongoing Saudi war against them. The plan will begin Tuesday night.

The Saudis had conditioned the move on the Houthis agreeing not to move any of their troops at all during the five day pause, and said they were open to extensions if the Houthis didn’t make any movements.

The Houthis didn’t explicitly refer to the Saudi offer in their pledge, but said they were eager to do anything to ease the suffering of the civilians being killed in the airstrikes and naval blockade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How long the cease-fire will hold is a very open question, but hopefully some desperately needed food and medical aid can get to the Yemenite people.

May 11 10:30

Pro-illegal Mexican alien CA Senator tells citizens to go out to the fields and PICK STRAWBERRIES

CA State Senator Mike McGuire of Santa Rosa 916-651-4002 lashed out at Citizen Lobbyists who testified in opposition to State Senator Ricardo Lara's bill SB 10, which would establish the Governor Office of New Americans - to assist illegals - funded by tax dollars and private groups such as nonprofits, oftentimes funded by taxpayers. State Senator McGuire advocated for illegals and denounced 14 Citizen Lobbyists, who testified in support of immigration law enforcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

California's economy is under severe strain, they are facing a major water shortage, so by all means let''s open the borders and flood the state with more illegals!

May 11 10:28

AN OPEN LETTER TO PAMELA GELLER (ASSUMING SHE CAN READ)

Seeing as she enjoys cartoons so much, this is done in a style she can easily identify with …. but one where lives are not at risk (which she also enjoys).

May 11 10:27

‘KOSHER’ CYBER- WARFARE

Hesder is an Israeli yeshiva program which combines advanced Talmudic studies with military service in the Israel Defense Forces. Hesder is usually a program for the National Religious, but the new intiative focuses on the Haredim. Derech Chayim combines Torah studies and military service, as in all hesder yeshivot, but in addition, the students engage in technological studies, with an emphasis on cyber-warfare.

May 11 10:27

ISRAEL’S NEW COALYNCHIA*

The government will include explicitly murderous elements, including Ayelet Shaked, who openly called for murdering innocent civilians, including children.

May 11 10:26

Saudi Army Strike Force Arrives On Yemen Border In Preparation For Land Invasion

One week ago when news hit that Houthi rebels had launched a rocket attack on a Saudi border town in what may be described as an act of sheer irrationality and one which like Assad's "chemical attack" of 2013 was almost certainly staged not so much by the Yemen rebels to provoke just the desired media response, we said that "a Saudi response now appears just a matter of time, and one which the oil-trading algos are eagerly expecting, pushing Brent to within two dollars of $68." By response, we of course meant a land invasion since Saudi Arabia has already been bombing Yemen for nearly a month (a campaign focused on the Yemen rebels which mysteriously destroyed the residence of Yemen's former anti-Saudi president Saleh).

May 11 10:26

Clinton Foundation donors a who’s who of the world’s most evil corporations

If you’re “Ready for Hillary” in 2016, you might as well just admit that you’re ready for more evil because nearly every top donor to Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s Clinton Foundation, which is driving Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, is a multinational corporation or other organization pushing for more centralized control over food, medicine, energy and/or finance.

May 11 10:26

The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how stars like Kim K, J.Lo and Streisand are wasting water to keep their gardens lush despite state's worst drought in history

California is currently in the fourth year of its worst drought in history, but the rich and famous residents of Los Angeles are still keeping up with the Kardashians when it comes to their over-the-top landscaping.

Residents across California have been demolishing pools, cutting back on showers and letting their lawns turn brown after experts estimated that there will be less than a year's worth of drinking water left in the state's reservoirs by the end of 2015.

But for the residents of Los Angeles' wealthy enclaves, a $100 fine for wasting water is chump change and a fee they are apparently glad to pay in order to maintain their almost fluorescent green lawns.

Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photograph these private oasis and found the mega-mansions owned by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and heiress Petra Stunt to be among the worst.

May 11 10:13

Al-Qaeda group launches heavy assault on Syrian government stronghold with massive suicide car bomb

Suicide bombers attacked a hospital in northwestern Syria on Sunday morning where around 250 soldiers and civilians have been trapped for two weeks, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebels, including members of a branch of Al-Qaeda, stormed the complex in the town of Jisr al-Shughur, having already captured the surrounding area a fortnight ago.

May 11 10:12

When Obama Talks About His "Massive Fight" With Wall Street, What Exactly Does He Refer To?

On one hand, none other than the company whose very future depends on the continuity of the financial status quo (that would be Bloomberg whose 200,000 Bloomberg terminals are the cashflow lifeblood of the company and for which another financial crash would mean a huge hit to the bottom line as millions of financial workers are again laid off) has a cover story, as well as a cover, depicting Elizabeth Warren as Wall Street's bogeyman.

On the other hand, we now learn that Warren is also warning that Obama's pet trade project, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which is supposed to counter the ascendence of China in global trade, has been warning about the potential damage of the trade deal and has been arguing that the deal would cost American jobs (for more on the topic, see "Free Trade Is Plutocratic Propaganda").

And Obama is not happy: according to the NYT, Obama called Warren "absolutely wrong" in his criticism of the TPP.

May 11 09:52

Jeb Bush Admits He Would Have Invaded Iraq Based On Lies Just Like His Brother

In this clip from the Kelly File, Jeb Bush declares that he still would have invaded Iraq based on the “faulty intelligence” that was available at the time, and that he would still have done it knowing what we know now. It’s a shocking admission that seriously puts his foreign policy credibility into question.

May 11 09:52

Obama Administration Faces Mounting Pressure To Answer For Torture

The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to answer for its track record on torture after the relative calm that followed the release of the Senate torture report’s damning executive summary in December.

In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Friday, human rights group Amnesty International pressed the Justice Department to revisit its decision not to prosecute former officials from the CIA and the George W. Bush administration for their involvement in the agency’s post-9/11 torture program. The new evidence from the report prepared by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence merits another look, says Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, in the letter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an investigation will absolutely never happen, because to proclaim guilt, and punish the guilty, is something of which the Federal government is pathologically incapable.

That most unholy of trinities, Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney, knew all the skeletons in the Obama closet, so they knew, with absolute confidence,that they would never be prosecuted.

May 11 09:49

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian woman, her kids in al-Khalil

A group of Zionist settlers have physically assaulted a Palestinian woman and her young children in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) in southern West Bank.

May 11 09:49

International humanitarian activists set to sail for Yemen on Iranian ship

A group of humanitarian aid workers, medical technicians, and peace activists from the US, France, and Germany along with journalists and physicians from Iran is setting sail for war-torn Yemen on Iranian “Rescue” ship.

May 11 09:41

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study

“The most striking thing to me is that typhoid was previously considered a disease of Asia, not Africa. This has transformed the global epidemiology,” said Dougan. “This beast can get into a new area and it’s at an advantage, because a lot of competition is wiped out by antibiotics.

Vanessa Wong, a researcher at the Sanger Institute and first author on the study said that global surveillance was critical to address “the ever-increasing public health threat caused by multidrug-resistant typhoid in many developing countries around the world.”

The global spread of the strain requires “urgent international attention,” the scientists write in the report. “This is killing 200,000 people a year and no one is really noticing,” said Nick Feasey, a co-author on the study at Liverpool Tropical School of Tropical Diseases.

May 11 09:38

How prisons have become a cash cow for the rich

And it’s not just the phone companies that are getting rich off prisoners’ phone calls.

Thanks to so-called “commissions” that can account for as much as 94 percent of the cost of a call, prison phone contracts have become a major source of revenue for state and local governments all across the country.

These glorified kickbacks have also become a source of revenue for prisons themselves, and they use them to pay for the health care and food services they’re already constitutionally required to provide.

In other words, like pretty much every other case of privatization over the past few decades, the rise of private prison phone contracts has nothing to do with “efficiency” or “improving services” and has everything do with making a quick buck for some crony capitalist with a bunch of Republican friends in Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The privatization of prisons in this country has guaranteed an horrific rise in recidivism (re-offending, going back to prison), which means that the private prisons have become great investment opportunities (for people with the morals of a trout, that is).

Sweden is CLOSING many of its prisons, and why?!? Because the total focus of prison time is rehabilitation, rather than punishment, and reintegration with society when the prisoner is released.

It is a sane, and compassionate model, which is why it is completely ignored by the penal system here in the US.

May 11 09:28

CRIMINOLOGIST LIKENS BILL AND HILLARY TO “ORDINARY CRIMINALS”

Only one Clinton is running for president, but they are to an almost indescribable extent inseparable. Although Hillary is projecting her own personage and politics in her campaign rhetoric, the two are nevertheless so utterly conjoined in people’s eyes that it is virtually impossible for the good and bad actions of one not to reflect well or not well on the other. We know they are in cahoots. Their moral identity management operations must, therefore, concentrate on the Clinton brand as a whole.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's call these people what they really are: industrial-strength sociopaths in pursuit of money and power, by any means necessary, with utterly no moral regard for who gets thrown under the bus, and literally maimed or killed for life in the process.

May 11 09:27

Will Austerity Be the Straw that Breaks the EU AND the UK?

Very much like the Greeks, the Scots unambiguously voted down austerity. And in very much the same fashion, they face an entity that claims to be more powerful and insists on forcing more austerity down their throats anyway. It seems inevitable that at some point these larger entities will start to crack and break down into smaller pieces. As empires always do. Now, the EU was of course never an empire, there’s just tons of bureaucrats dreaming of that, and Britain is a long-decayed empire.

Larger entities like empires are more powerful only for a limited period of time, for as long as the center can make the periphery benefit; once the center starts feeding off the periphery, the endgame starts. This can take a while, but it will happen, it’s a law of nature. When periphery regions figure out they have nothing to lose by splitting off, they will elect to stand on their own two feet and be their own boss.

And it’s not as if either Scotland or Greece lack a history of fighting for their independence. Just a reminder.

May 11 09:26

Why Hillary Clinton Would Be a Weak Presidential Nominee for Democrats

If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic Presidential nomination, then how strong a candidate will she be against a Republican nominee who, as a representative of the conservative party, is proudly and openly supporting conservative positions?

May 11 09:26

CHINA LAUNCHES ‘MYSTERY OBJECT’ INTO SPACE

In what could ring alarm bells for the Indian security establishment, a report of the United States Department of Defence (DoD), has warned about China “destructive” space programme of stalling or destroying satellites of other countries and how its nuclear-powered submarines now make forays into the Indian Ocean. Released on May 8, the DoD’s annual report to the US Congress on ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015’ talks about a mystery ‘object’ that Beijing had launched in space on a ballistic trajectory with a peak altitude above 30,000 km.

May 11 09:22

DHS LATEST ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN FEAR, CLAIM LONE-WOLF ATTACKS COULD HAPPEN ANY DAY NOW

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday that the United States is facing a new era in which a lone-wolf terrorist could “strike at any moment.”

Keeping the American public in fear is what It's all about. We can't have DHS/police budgets dry up right Mr. Johnson?

As a result, Johnson said, the federal government is making a greater effort to engage with state and local law enforcement and encourage them to be “vigilant” about what is happening in their communities. This last statement proves one DHS and our police are one entity and two they're complicit in using another false-flag to scare the public. Remember this is the very same DHS that lied and claimed malls were being targeted by ISIS when their budget was under attack.

Later DHS had to admit there were no credible threats to ANY malls in America.??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can believe absolutely nothing anyone in the Federal government says anymore; I expect every one of its representatives to simply lie with impunity, to forward any agenda they fancy at any particular moment.

May 11 09:20

Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts

I do not believe Hersh’s story for three reasons. One reason is that bin Laden was suffering from disease that no one can survive for a decade. His death was widely reported in 2001. One reason is that even Hersh’s “true” account of “what really happened” is contradicted by eye witnesses and the initial Pakistani TV interviews of eye witnesses. One reason is that Hersh’s story is too convoluted for an assassination raid, a routine event. He exposes lies within lies, indecision within decision, payoffs within payoffs, and reports such a huge number of people with advance knowledge of the raid that it cannot possibly have been kept a secret.

May 11 09:12

US Will Withdraw Its Ambassador From Greece Because Of The Malfunction

US openly opposed gas supplies from Russia to the EU via Greece

The U.S. state Department chose to withdraw its ambassador in Athens in the year prior period because of the way that neglecting to educate Washington about the bill on legal change received by the Greek Parliament. On it advises Agency Sputnik with reference to the Greek daily paper Kathimerini.

http://whatisusa.info/us-will-withdraw-its-ambassador-from-greece-beca...

May 11 09:00

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker leaves for Israel visit

The trip is scheduled to last five days. It is reportedly being paid for by Our American Revival, Walkers political organization; and the Republican Jewish Coalition.

Walker said that he was planning on meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also is scheduled to meet with members of the Knesset and leaders in the IDF, as well as U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, according to the New York Times.

May 11 08:59

Tories’ repeal of Human Rights Act will spark constitutional crisis, erode civil liberties – experts

Civil liberty advocates warn the soon-to-be implemented measures would erode the right to life, the right to privacy, the right to a fair trial, the right to protest and the right to freedom from torture and discrimination.

"Just what we want!" - Number 9 3/4

May 11 08:48

Video: Roundup, Monsanto & GMO Truth

Roundup and other Monsanto products have altered the chemistry of the foods we eat in America.

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