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January 22, 2015

Jan 22 07:16

Israeli Mossad Goes Rogue, Warns U.S. on Iran Sanctions

...the Israeli prime minister’s office has been supporting the Kirk-Menendez bill, as does the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, ahead of what will be a major foreign policy confrontation between the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government in coming weeks.
Note: Israel has no business in that of the U.S.

Jan 22 07:02

‘Selma’ 4-minute music video: Glory, when the war is won

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Selma (my review here) artistically documents activists’ strategic work to realize basic human rights already legally guaranteed under the US Constitution.

Selma’s music video of John Legend’s lyrics (below) with Common’s performance powerfully communicates the ideals, work, and promise from yesterday and today.

Today, among ~100 crucial areas of public importance, activists have irrefutably objective and independently verifiable facts that easily explain, document, and prove US history of:

Unlawful Wars of Aggression based on easily-provable lies (here, here, here, here),
Bankster-looting economics (here, here, here, here, here),
Lying sacks of spin corporate media that “cover” the crimes, including the US government’s assassination of Martin King as proved in the King Family civil trial.

Jan 22 06:42

Attempt to pass extreme abortion law backfires on GOP

The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it.'

Jan 22 06:29

Lumber threatening six year uptrend


Jan 22 06:21

"We're in currency wars." - Gary D. Cohn

Jan 22 06:11

Journalist Educated to Lie and Betray - Confession and Book

, "Bought Journalists", reveals his insight as working in Europe in the journalism industry. He asserts that he has been bribed by western influences like the CIA to promote their propaganda.


Jan 22 05:46

Oh Vey, I Give Rand's New "Libertarian Girl" Less Than A Week

It turns out that Marianne Copenhaver, aka 'Libertarian Girl,' has some spunk in her, This means that Team Rand is going to ditch her pronto. The neocon web site, Free Beacon, reports that she:
promoted the anti-Israel group Breaking the Silence. And said
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust.”

Jan 22 00:25

Obama’s State of Delusion

The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday—presenting an America of rising living standards and a booming economy, capped by his declaration that the “shadow of crisis has passed”—is perhaps matched only in its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.

Jan 22 00:02

The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby

As the hardly left-leaning Thomas Friedman has explained, even espousing the U.S. State Department’s official policy that settlements are illegal and East Jerusalem is an occupied city can stop a career before it starts.

Veteran CNN journalist Jim Clancy’s resignation this week is one of the odder media fallouts from the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack. On January 7, Clancy got into a late night Twitter spat regarding the French satirical magazine with online adversaries. When he told them they were ganging up on him and practicing “hasbara,” the Hebrew word for “explaining” that describes pro-Israel advocacy often at the behest of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they lashed back as if the term were libelous.


January 21, 2015

Jan 21 23:58

The ISIS comedy continues…

ISIS’s string pullers in Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to drag the whole world into their farcical stage-play. Thanks to a slew of ‘beheading videos’ and contrived ‘terror incidents’ that struck a number of Western capitals in recent months, much of the Western world has reluctantly signed up with America’s counterfeit crusade against the radical group.

Jan 21 23:35

The East Ukraine Bus Disaster. The Propaganda War Goes Ballistic. Testimony of Bus Driver points to Kiev Regime

On January 13th in Volnovaha, Donetsk 11 people were killed in what looked like a spectacular rocket attack. Video footage from the scene showed how deadly a Grad rocket (Hail) attack can be. The spread of the rocket attack left small craters on both sides of a highway running through Vonovaha. The camera then turned and showed a medium sized yellow bus that looked like it was hit in the attack.

Jan 21 23:32

Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks

In an atmosphere of fear after the deadly attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, officials in the European Union are proposing an array of anti-terror initiatives, including new surveillance laws that would give security agencies greater access to personal data.

Jan 21 23:29

Distortions, lies and omissions: The New York Times won’t tell you the real story behind Ukraine, Russian economic collapse

The body blows the State Department and Treasury are dealing Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis—as precipitated by State, of course—would be irresponsible under any circumstances for the risks they carry. In the current global environment, this starts to shape up as monomania.


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Jan 21 23:20

5 Years after Citizens United, Democracy Is for Sale

This week, Republican presidential hopefuls like Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul will travel to an exclusive resort near Palm Springs, Florida to kiss the rings of David and Charles Koch.

The New York Times calls it the "Koch primary."

Jan 21 23:17

Inevitable Payback

In this globalised world, if we launch weapons of great destructive power into communities abroad, incinerating and shredding women and children, we cannot avoid the fact that those who identify with those communities – ethnically, culturally and religiously – will take revenge on people here. If we are lucky it will be revenge on combatants. If we are unlucky it will be on our innocents. But either way, the truth is this. We caused it.

Jan 21 23:10

After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian antiterror law

After a cabinet meeting yesterday morning at the Elysée presidential palace, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a draconian new antiterror law.

Jan 21 19:59

8 American History Books That Will Blow Your Mind

It should come as no surprise that the history we are exposed to in school is bland, awkward, and sterile. The people who are directly responsible for building the world we live in today, have been rendered into stereotypes and two-bit characters. Their stories have been filtered down to a series of quotes and dates to be memorized by students, while their incredible true lives are left in the shadows of history, never to be seen or heard from again.

Jan 21 19:47

12 Signs That the Economy Is Really Starting to Bleed Oil Patch Jobs

The gravy train is over for oil workers. All over North America, people that felt very secure about their jobs just a few weeks ago are now getting pink slips. There are even some people that I know personally that this has happened to. The economy is really starting to bleed oil patch jobs, and as long as the price of oil stays down at this level the job losses are going to continue.


Jan 21 19:40

Head of IT Companies Monitoring Pentagon, FBI, NSA and Army Presumed Dead After Suspicious Fire

In the vein of all the suicided bankers, here’s another mysterious death connected to some pretty high places.

Jan 21 18:35

Huge Plumes of Ash Soar Towards the Skies as Volcano Erupts in Mexico

On the morning of Wednesday January 21, Mexico’s Colima volcano exploded, sending over 4km of ash into the air. Over five minutes of dramatic natural activity is condensed into this time-lapse recording, which documents the rush of huge plumes towards the skies in an otherwise calm environment.

Jan 21 18:34

Russia, Ukraine agree on procedure for pulling back heavy weapons: German official

Germany's Foreign Minister says Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a procedure for the withdrawal of heavy weapons in Eastern Ukraine.

Jan 21 16:52

Interpol: Allowing Citizens to Carry Guns in Public Is Most Effective Way to Prevent Terror Attacks Interpol: Allowing Citizens to Carry Guns in Public Is Most Effective Way to Prevent Terror Attacks

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said today the U.S. and the rest of the democratic world is at a security crossroads in the wake of last month’s deadly al-Shabab attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya – and suggested an answer could be in arming civilians.

Jan 21 16:46

Pope Francis "Not Bothered" By "American and Israeli Secret Service" warnings of "Islamic Terrorists"

During a Q&A on a Papal Flight to Manila last week, Pope Francis was asked about warnings of "Islamic Terrorists" given by American and Israeli secret services. He replied "Am I afraid? You know, I have a shortcoming: a healthy dose of recklessness. I am not bothered by these things..."

Jan 21 16:45

Air Force expanded drone fleet to unjustifiable level – Pentagon watchdog

The US Air Force has not adequately justified the purchase of 46 additional armed Reaper drones, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general. The expanded fleet could equal a waste of $8.8 billion, the watchdog said.

“We determined the Air Force's Air Combat Command MQ-9 Requirements Branch did not demonstrate the need for the MQ-9 planned procurement quantities,” the Pentagon inspector general said in a declassified September report obtained by The Guardian through a Freedom of Information Act request.

“As a result, the Air Force risks spending approximately $8.8 billion to purchase, operate, and maintain 46 MQ-9 aircraft it may not need.”

Jan 21 16:43

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users

Backdoors are also free.

Jan 21 16:43

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment.

Jan 21 16:40

NSA secretly uses scapegoats, data mules and innocent victims' PCs for botnets

Besides the NSA being in North Korean systems but not warning Sony about the attack, leaked documents indicate that the NSA covertly uses innocent victims’ infected PCs when hijacking botnets, secretly redirects blame to scapegoats as well as taps into 'unwitting data mules' to pass along exfiltrated information.

Jan 21 16:33

Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

Since Obama’s time in office, those prosecuted include Thomas Drake and Shamai Leibowitz in 2010, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, and Donal Sachtleben in 2013, and Stephen Kim in 2014. The cases of Jeffrey Sterling and Edward Snowden are currently pending.

In addition to increasing the number of journalists indicted, Obama has also increased the price each one is forced to pay.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), due to press freedom concerns, “sentencing in media leak cases has historically been relatively light,” with only 24 months of jail time for the three whistleblowers prosecuted from 1973 to 2005.

However, ACLU noted that Obama has “secured 526 months of prison time for national security leakers,” with the majority given to Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years.

Jan 21 16:30

Failed MPAA / Xunlei Anti-Piracy Deal is Shocking

After signing an anti-piracy deal with Xunlei last year the MPAA is already suing the Chinese file-sharing giant. What went wrong is unclear but documents obtained by TorrentFreak reveal the toughest and most shocking set of anti-piracy demands to be found anywhere on the planet.

Jan 21 16:27

How The World's Billionaires Stay Safe In Davos: "It Feels Like Half The Swiss Army Is Here"

With the western world facing high terror alerts, the biggest meeting of top CEOs and world leaders comes at a delicate time. As Bloomberg's Tom Gibson exclaims in this brief clip, "it feels like half the Swiss army is here," but officials play down the security presence as 'business as usual'. With a special no-fly-zone and snipers overhead, Davos is protected by 3,000 military personnel for these few days...

Jan 21 16:15

Edward Snowden shuns iPhones due to secret software that can be remotely activated to spy on people, says lawyer

The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden's lawyer.

Jan 21 15:51

In Ukraine, NATO has ceased to be an instrument of US foreign policy

A recent article on the crisis in Ukraine by Josh Rogin, a prominent member of the US foreign-policy establishment, proceeds from the premise of US exceptionalism which is at its heart. Rogin does not once mention the European Union, whose member states are neighbours and key trading partners of Russia—though the sanctions they have imposed are hindering their own sluggish economies, whereas US trade with Russia is relatively limited. It is almost as though, where American interests are at stake, the interests and views of other key players are of little or no consequence.

Jan 21 15:45

Gray State. The Rise By David Crowley

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The film David Crowley was working on when he and his family were "suicided."

Jan 21 15:38

All Eyes on Europe: Massive Money-Printing Unleashed!

Europe is on fire and the European Central Bank has just the solution: More Money-Printing!

Jan 21 15:32

Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 . . .

The very real possibility of a Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton face-off in the 2016 presidential election has elicited a collective groan across many parts of America. One political activist voicing his disapproval is Nelson Hultberg, director of Americans for a Free Republic and president of the Dallas-based National Independent Party.

Jan 21 15:31

Was Terrorist Attack False Flag on France?

Suspicion is growing in the alternative media that the January 7, 2015 attacks on the Paris headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo did not unfold the way the mainstream media would like us all to believe. Many knowledgeable sources are questioning whether or not France is being targeted by Israel since its lower house last month voted to recognize Palestine, which allowed the occupied state to become part of the International Criminal Court, with the power to hold the Zionist state responsible for genocide.

Jan 21 15:30

Free speech for Western apologists only

Glenn Greenwald became famous for publishing the case of Edward Snowden in The Guardian. We re-produce his recent article on the western instrumental misuse of free speech as it is courageously putting the finder in the wound. The text appeared in The Intercept, a media project co-founded by Greenwald.

France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West’s “Free Speech” Celebration

Jan 21 15:18

Seattle city employees walk out to rally for police reform

More than 100 Seattle city employees walked out of work Tuesday and gathered on the steps of City Hall to demonstrate their support for police reform.

Jan 21 15:17

Christopher Phillips arrest: no hazardous materials found at Ottawa hotel

The RCMP issued an internal communication Tuesday about Christopher Phillips, who lives in the Halifax area, identifying him as an ex-military weapons specialist with possible mental-health issues and considered "anti-police," sources confirmed to CBC News.

A Canada-wide warrant had been issued for Phillips after a suspicious package containing hazardous chemicals was found in the garage of a home in Cole Harbour, N.S.

The RCMP communication said Phillips may have been in possession of two dangerous chemicals:

Osmium, a precious metal.
Osmium tetroxide, a highly poisonous and volatile chemical that can penetrate skin easily that should not be used without a fume hood.

Nova Scotia RCMP issued the warrant after receiving a call from Phillips's wife saying he was en route to Ottawa.

Jan 21 14:45

Justice Dept. working to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges: report

The Justice Department will likely not bring any civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Jan 21 14:42

MPs demand a date for 'sexed down' Iraq War inquiry

Furious MPs have demanded that Sir John Chilcot gives a date for the publication of his long-awaited report into the 2003 Iraq War.

Their calls came amid claims the ­findings of the £10million inquiry were being held up and “sexed down” to allow key witnesses to dodge criticism.

Jan 21 14:15

A Response to Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama talked about the deepening inequality.

But that is a testament of his own presidency. A presidency that has betrayed the hopes of tens of millions of people who voted for him out of a genuine desire for fundamental change away from corporate politics and war mongering.

Jan 21 14:13

CIA torture report architect denounces GOP attempt to have all copies returned

The architect of the Senate’s landmark inquiry into Central Intelligence Agency torture is denouncing an unusual demand from her successor to return all classified copies of the investigation.

Jan 21 14:11

Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions It Owes

Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding refund of $1.5 billion in cash and of an additional $1.5 billion in Chinese goods that were paid in advance by China (in 2013), for a 2012 Chinese order of grain from Ukraine, which goods still have not been supplied to China.

Jan 21 14:06

"Canadian Flu Vaccine Paradox" Admits Vaccines Are Causing More Illness

Canadian mainstream media has taken a bold new step - admitting the problem that frequent vaccines are creating a cascade of more illnesses. And not just a greater number and frequency of illnesses but even lower protection against the very diseases the vaccines were supposed to protect against.

Jan 21 14:05

Perverting Justice: GOP Plans to ‘Return’ Torture Documents to CIA (for shredding)

It wasn’t enough that the CIA were caught hacking into the computers of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigative team- a crime which CIA head John Brennan was forced to ‘apologize’ for (with no punishment, of course). Now the new Republican (GOP) Senate will be asking that all federal agencies to return important torture documents to them.

Jan 21 14:01

Central bank prophet fears QE warfare pushing world financial system out of control

The economic prophet who foresaw the Lehman crisis with uncanny accuracy is even more worried about the world’s financial system going into 2015.

Jan 21 13:55

Deaths Of “Gray State” Director And Family Under Investigation

Police have released limited details regarding the deaths of filmmaker David Crowley, his wife Komel, and their 5-year-old daughter, but have acknowledged that the deaths are being treated as “suspicious” while an investigation is underway.

Jan 21 13:47

Former White Official Exposes Shocking Real Reason For Historic 58-Sigma Move By Swiss

What actually happened was the Swiss National Bank realized that the balance sheet of the central bank’s ratio to the Swiss GDP had already reached a level of nearly 100 percent. And given what’s going on in the world — we’ve got inflation of 23 percent in Argentina, it’s projected to be 17 percent in Russia — inflation is picking up rapidly in many parts of the world and social unrest is unfolding. All of that gives Switzerland inbound capital flight from other countries.

They concluded that the combination of euro quantitative easing, plus the inbound capital flight and the likelihood of more geopolitical confrontation with Russia, which also pushes money into Switzerland — all of that put them on a trajectory so that if they would have continued to defend the currency peg, the Swiss National Bank's balance sheet would have been over a staggering 200 percent of GDP within one year.

Jan 21 13:43

Russia Could Supply Iran With S-300 Air Defense System

Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, honoring a contract that was canceled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media said on Tuesday.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is visiting Tehran and signed an agreement with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan to boost cooperation, Iran's Fars semi-official news agency said.

Jan 21 13:32

Right on cue: ECB to flood the market with cash

A proposal from the European Central Bank’s Frankfurt-based executive board calls for bond purchases of roughly €50 billion ($58 billion) a month that would last for a minimum of one year, according to people familiar with the matter, an indication that officials are weighing massive stimulus to shore up the eurozone’s fragile economy and boost inflation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the ECB (like the FED) creates a ton of cash out of think air to buy up government and corporate bonds, which means eventually the ECB (like the FED) basically own the governments and corporations ... and all for the cost of ink and paper.

Jan 21 13:27

Bank of Canada shocks market with rate cut

Jan 21 13:26

Novorussian Armed Forces capture Ukrainian Brigade Commander

At first he was described as a battalion commander. But it’s not so. Oleg Mikats is the commander of the 93rd Brigade. He was the third on the Right Sector party list during the recent Rada elections [he is shown in illustration above in the top row, second from the left]. So I wish to congratulate Novorossia fighters on their good catch. And I hope they realize what a big fish they caught.

Jan 21 13:25

Ursula Haverbeck on The Greatest Problem of Our Time w/ Permanent Subtitles

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This nice little old German lady is breaking the law. What she says in twenty minutes in this video could land her in prison for up to five years. That law is wrong.

Jan 21 13:18

RICKARDS: BRACE FOR FINANCIAL STORM 6x LARGER THAN 2008

Over the coming months, I believe we could see an economic meltdown at least six times the size of the 2007 subprime mortgage meltdown…

The next financial collapse, already on our radar screen, will not come from hedge funds or home mortgages. It will come from junk bonds, especially energy-related and emerging-market corporate debt. The Financial Times recently estimated that the total amount of energy-related corporate debt issued from 2009-2014 for exploration and development is over $5 trillion. Meanwhile, the Bank for International Settlements recently estimated that the total amount of emerging-market dollar-denominated corporate debt is over $9 trillion.

Jan 21 12:54

Health care website has leaks

The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack Obama is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections.

It works like this: When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site. Some can even glean details such as your age, income, ZIP code, whether you smoke or if you are pregnant.

HealthCare.gov contains embedded connections to multiple data firms that the administration says generate analysis to improve the consumer experience. Officials say outside firms are barred from using the data to further their own business interests.

Still, ever-evolving technology allows for individual Internet users to be tracked, building profiles coveted by advertisers.

Jan 21 12:48

Russian Foreign Minister: Efforts to Isolate Russia Will Not Succeed

Russian FM kicks off annual press conference by reiterating President Putin's statement: "Isolationism policies will not work"

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held his annual end-of-year press conference in Moscow. Fielding questions from reporters for over two hours, the country’s top diplomat spoke about the situations in Ukraine, Syria and Russia’s relations with the West.

More than 370 journalists, including three journalists from Ukraine, were accredited, and the conference was broadcasted online in Russian, English and French on the Foreign Ministry’s website.

Jan 21 12:41

The Public Domain Project

Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
Completely free & made available by Pond5.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While some of the content is free, some is not, so be careful.

Jan 21 12:28

Ben & Jerries Stamp Stampede!

The Stampede is tens of thousands of Americans legally stamping messages on our Nation’s currency to #GetMoneyOut of Politics. As more and more stamped money spreads, so will the movement to amend the Constitution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I admire Ben & Jerries for doing something good with their money (and they do make great ice cream), but they still won't try my flavor suggestion.

Jan 21 12:18

White House Cold Over Netanyahu Address to Congress

White House says PM's address to Congress 'departs from protocol' after it says Israel has not given advance notice of the invitation.

Jan 21 12:12

Ukraine Announces Mass Conscription for ‘Continental War’ With Russia

Russian officials, with support from the European Union, are continuing to try to get the ceasefire in Ukraine back in place, after it collapsed over the weekend with a full-scale Ukrainian military offensive in the east.

Ukraine’s government doesn’t seem interested with this, however, and is rather unveiling plans to dramatically increase military conscription with an eye toward a bigger war.

The ceasefire began faltering last week when the eastern rebels pressed into the Donetsk Airport, and the Ukrainian military blamed Russia, then followed up with an offensive against Donetsk and other rebel cities.

The Ukrainian parliament is now talking up a “full-scale continental war” against Russia as the reason for their increased conscription, and is back to lobbying the West for military aid for a massive war they assume will begin at any moment.

Jan 21 12:12

Samsung Responds to Privacy Concerns Over TVs Recording “Personal” Conversations

Samsung has responded to privacy concerns over its warning that voice recognition software used in the company’s line of smart TVs is being used to record “personal” conversations and send them to third parties.

Jan 21 12:11

Fact-Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

We already did our post-mortem of last night's teleprompted annual evangelizing of Barack Obama's "straight to folks" propaganda that would make both Goebbels and Dzerzhinsky blush. So instead of repeating ourselves, here is AP with its own fact check of what can only be dubbed lie after lie, courtesy of the president of the "free world" and the head of the "most transparent administration ever."

Jan 21 12:07

UK weather: Car ploughs into house after night of heavy snow and icy conditions

A car skidded on a snow covered road in Sheffield, smashing into the front of a house, after a night of heavy snowfall and more weather warnings from the Met Office.

Jan 21 12:00

My Brush with French (and World) “Press Freedom”

Later in the month, I had the opportunity to take my first river cruise in Europe, on the Saone and Rhone Rivers in the south of France. I took my laptop with me to avail myself of the WiFi service that was available on the cruise boat.

I was still a bit excited about our success with the video and eager, should the opportunity arise, to share it with anyone I thought might be interested. The WiFi worked quite well generally, but when I attempted to view “Falling to Pieces for Israel,” I was greeted with this message: “This video is not available in your country.” At no time when I was in France was I able to see it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read further down about how Kindle deletes books you have bought if the local government bans them. Good reason to go back to paper and ink books if you want to protect yourself from censorship!

Jan 21 12:00

Obama Invites Illegal Alien to Be Guest of Honor at SOTU

Ana Zamora, who came to the United States illegally, is among the 22 people selected to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address.

Jan 21 11:58

Wag the Holocaust Survivors - That means Israel is about to do something nasty, like invade Lebanon.

Jan 21 11:54

Importance of being Syria’s Assad

President Bashar al-Assad whom the US regarded all through to be “ a huge part of the problem, may also now be part of the solution”

On the other hand, the latest reports from Saudi Arabia show Crown Prince huddled with a delegation of American senators led by John McCain to discuss the Pentagon plan to arm and train the Syrian rebels. It seems for a moment that the ‘regime change’ agenda in Syria is back on the front burner of the Obama administration’s Middle East policies.

However, that will be overlooking the remarks by US secretary of state John Kerry on Wednesday voicing support for the Russian efforts to kick start negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition figures in Moscow as well as de Mistura’s efforts for an Aleppo ceasefire.

Jan 21 11:50

Over US$ 100 Trillion Additional Credit Needed to Support Global Growth

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the only way to keep the debt-based economy working is to force massive additional debt onto the people.

Jan 21 11:40

Here's What Concerns Experts About Obama's State of the Union Cybersecurity Goals

Central to the problems with the recommended updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) are vague terms that could easily be interpreted to prosecute innocents, no matter how weak their links to actual criminal activity. Anyone who "intentionally exceeds authorized access to a protected computer, and thereby obtains information from such computer" could be charged. That sounds acceptable on first inspection, but the definition of "exceeds authorized access" includes using a computer with proper authorization "to obtain or alter information" the relevant party is not entitled to look at, "or for a purpose that the accesser knows is not authorized by the computer owner".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or for that matter any of the Edward Snowden documents published in the European media.

Jan 21 11:40

‘Chaos in Yemen show drone strikes part of problem’

Barrack Obama highlighted America's support to the Syrian rebels as part of the campaign to crush Islamic State, in his State of the Union Address.

Jan 21 11:38

Climate Change Does Not Ratify Obama Administration Energy Rationing Policies in State of the Union

In his State of the Union message, President Obama asserts

And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.

2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does – 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Told ya...

Jan 21 11:38

Former Facebook president kicks in $250K to gun control campaign

Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker ponied up $250,000 for the Bloomberg-backed gun control push on expanded background checks in Nevada.

Jan 21 11:36

The 5 Worst Moments From Last Night’s State of the Union

He promised his speech wouldn’t be a “laundry list.” True enough: It was more like a laundry truck, stuffed full of old and misguided ideas from his previous SOTUs. Before the speech slides down the memory hole, here are five moments to remember and then forget again until next year.

Jan 21 11:36

The State of the Union 2015: Magical Pain-Free Prosperity For Everyone!

President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address was an important reminder that few professions in these United States of America are as profoundly immune to basic learning curves then that of politicians, speechwriters, and bureaucrats. It was a speech that bragged about the booming economy at a time when the labor-force participation rate is the worst it’s been since Jimmy Carter was president. It called for "everyone to get their fair shot," three years after this same president called for "everyone to get their fair shot." And it championed a series of "free" programs and initiatives that will magically create pain-free prosperity for everyone, without any tradeoffs.

Yay!

Jan 21 11:35

Obama SOTU: We've "Turned the Page"; But What We Need is a Whole New Book

Indeed, to the extent that any one speech matters, last night's SOTU most definitely did not sound the bell of something new and different when it comes to Barack Obama or American politics more generally. Far from it. It represents yet one more reiteration of the same-old, same-old, of a 20th century vision of top-down governance and rank partisanship that already controls and commands far too many aspects of our social, cultural, and economic activities. Like so many American presidents before him, Obama just knows in his bones there's no problem that more money and regulation can't make go away. At least until the next SOTU.

Jan 21 11:34

Israeli occupation forces demolish house in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabir on Wednesday, locals told Ma’an.

Israeli forces raided the neighborhood and surrounded a house belonging to Ulayyan Jalal Rabaya before a bulldozer destroyed the property.

Rabaya said he had begun renovation work on the interior of the house some months ago to live there with his fiance, who he is due to marry.

Jerusalem municipality workers posted a demolition order on the property last Monday saying that it lacked a building permit.

Two other house belonging to the Rabaya family are also slated for demolition, with a court decision expected Friday.

Jan 21 11:32

How to find dirt cheap, long term parking in the heart of London

Jan 21 11:30

Poroshenko Says 9,000 Russian Troops in Ukraine, High-Tech Invisibility Cloaks Prevent Detection

Nearly 10,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine according to Ukraine's president, and yet there hasn't been a single reliable independent confirmation of this incredible claim

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So I am not the only one who doubts this claim!

Jan 21 11:26

Israel Bombs Syria, Kills Top Iranian General and Top Hezbollah Commander

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another brazen attack on national sovereignty and human rights, Israel has once again launched a bombing mission onto Syrian soil in defense of death squads and terrorists that it has been supporting – along with the United States, France, and the UK (NATO) – since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.

Some reports attribute the attack to missiles fired from helicopters while others suggest that the attack took place using Israeli drones...

Jan 21 11:24

New Study: Monsanto’s Herbicide Chemical Damages DNA

A new peer-reviewed scientific study has found that soybean workers exposed to glyphosate suffer from DNA damage and elevated cell death. Adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T) are the components of nucleic acid that make up DNA, and biotech is making these important parts of our biology a mash-up that no sane person would ever want to experience.

Jan 21 11:21

New Ukrainian Bicycles to hit Stores next month

Jan 21 11:15

Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo is sadism, not satire

In Nazi Germany, there was an anti-Semitic weekly newspaper called Der Stürmer.

Run by Julius Streicher, it was notorious for being one of the most virulent advocates of the persecution of Jews during the 1930s.

What everybody remembers about Der Stürmer was its morbid caricatures of Jews, the people who were facing widespread discrimination and persecution during the era.

Its depictions endorsed all of the common stereotypes about Jews – a hook nose, lustful, greedy.

“Let’s say, … amidst all of this death and destruction, two young Jews barged into the headquarters of the editorial offices of Der Stürmer, and they killed the staff for having humiliated them, degraded them, demeaned them, insulted them,” queried Norman Finkelstein, a professor of political science and author of numerous books including “The Holocaust Industry” and “Method and Madness.”

“How would I react to that?,” said Finkelstein, who is the son of Holocaust survivors.

Jan 21 11:14

The Pseudo-Courage of Chris Kyle

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, the ghost-written memoir for which Kyle claims primary authorship, offers convincing testimony that Kyle not only failed to display genuine courage in Iraq, but was incapable of recognizing it when it was exhibited by desperate patriots seeking to evict the armed foreigners who had invaded and occupied their country.

The insurgents who fought the American invasion (and the few “allied” troops representing governments that had been bribed or brow-beaten into collaborating in that crime) were sub-human “savages” and “cowards,” according to Kyle.

“Savage, despicable evil,” writes Kyle. “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq…. People ask me all the time, `How many people have you killed?’... The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives.”

Jan 21 11:10

THE Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for snow and ice across western Scotland with the icy conditions expected to last until 10am on Wednesday.

SCOTS are being warned to brace themselves as forecasters say another freezing blizzard is on its way.

Drivers and commuters are being told to expect difficult travel conditions on Wednesday after a fresh band of snow hits the country.

Jan 21 11:06

FLASHBACK - KIEV PURCHASED HUNGARIAN T-72 TANKS TO FRAME RUSSIA!

Egy szemfüles olvasónk küldte be az alábbi fotókat, melyek a nyíregyházi vasútállomáson készültek augusztus 2-án. A közölt információk szerint a vasúti szerelvény Záhony felé tartott, ahol átlépte Ukrajna felé az államhatárt. A képek érdekessége, hogy ezeken valaha a Magyar Honvédség állományába tartozó T-72-es közepes harckocsik láthatóak.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

This is a call to Rivero's Rangers to get this story out to the public before Poroshenko and Obama gets us into a potentially nuclear war with Russia!

I will save you the time of going to Google Translate. Back in August, following numerous failed attempts to claim Russia had crossed the border into Ukraine, Ukraine bought some old used-up T-72's from Hungary for 8,500 dollars each, their value as scrap metal. Now Ukraine does not use the T-72, it uses the later t-80 and t-84. But Russia still uses the T-72.

The obvious conclusion for Ukraine to buy these tanks and have them delivered secretly through other countries is to repaint the tanks in Russian colors, and plant near the border to frame Russia for an invasion.






These photos were made in Nyíregyháza railway station on August 2. Train headed to Záhony and crossed the state border to the Ukraine.

Such a deception has already been tried once! The BBC (Buggering British Children), the news network that reported the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 twenty six minutes BEFORE it actually happened, published photos of T-72s painted with Russian markings in Eastern Ukraine and claimed this was proof of a Russian invasion.

Poroshenko is desperate for NATO to intervene ... and he still has those T-72 tanks somewhere!

UPDATE: Poroshenko is claiming there are 9000 Russian troops and 500 Russian tanks inside Ukraine, again being reported by BBC (Buggering British Children), the news network that reported the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 twenty six minutes BEFORE it actually happened.

Jan 21 11:04

Halliburton, Baker Hughes to lay off thousands as oil slumps

Oilfield service providers Baker Hughes and Halliburton plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices.

Jan 21 10:58

BEX ALERT - Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine - President Poroshenko

Russia has 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks, heavy artillery and armoured personnel carriers in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.

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"See? See? Here's the proof!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 21 10:47

How the middle class has fragmented under Obama

When President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address in 2009, 53% of Americans considered themselves middle class. Six years later, just 44% of Americans define themselves that way.

Jan 21 10:46

THE NON ISSUES IN THE ISRAELI ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Worse yet, Bibi is making a joke out of it … instead of putting forth a program, his game is to attack the opposition … Sound familiar?

Jan 21 10:46

IN PHOTOS ~~ REMEMBERING THE STOLEN DREAMS ON MLK DAY

There were several marches – the one we went on had about 2,000 people. Then we went to Grand Central Station where about 200 of us held up the names of unarmed Black citizens, mostly young men, who were killed by the police. People read about them, who they were, how they died. After each story people said their name, all together, and raised their fist in the air. People passing through stopped to listen. Some family members of those killed were there. After 3 hours someone read King’s last speech and we repeated it, one line at a time (Occupy style) and then everyone sang We Shall Overcome and Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Hold On. Actually, we did the same thing for 24 hours last week. It is a very powerful experience.

Jan 21 10:45

America Is Open for Business in Iraq (Psst… Wanna Buy an M1 Tank?)

Are Tanks Good for Anything Other Than Profits?

Washington’s rallying cry now seems to be: “Wait for the spring offensive!” In translation that means: wait for the Iraqi army to get enough newly American-trained and -armed troops into action to make a move on Mosul. That city is, of course, the country’s second largest and still ruled by the new “caliphate” proclaimed by Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. All in all, not exactly inspiring stuff.

You can’t have victory if you have no idea where the finish line is. But there is one bright side to the situation. If you can’t create Victory in Iraq for future VI Day parades, you can at least make a profit from the disintegrating situation there.

Jan 21 10:41

SOTU ’15: Politicians Still Win When America Loses

Despite President Obama’s claim he fights for the middle class in last night’s State of the Union speech, it’s important to note the average politician is not remotely similar to the typical American in terms of wealth and economic security.

Jan 21 10:39

Homeland Security Snares Dude with $1.5 Million in his rented SUV driving from Pennsylvania to Calif.

They also seized his home, vehicles, cash, artwork, and 68 kilograms of marijuana; including $1.5 million from a rented SUV travelling from PA to CA and $2.1 million dollars cash they found in a fish tank! Total seizure was valued at over $5 million. DHS has thus announced that in light of this score, they are now resuming Fast & Furious II, where they will re-sell all of this stash to Mexican drug cartels at a huge profit. (kidding about the last part.)

Jan 21 10:34

ISRAELI STRIKE IN SYRIA THREATENS TO SPARK NEW WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH

Israeli military intelligence reports that said Hezbollah is not interested in an escalation, but warned that similar assessments were being circulated on the eve of the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Jan 21 10:29

6 WAYS COPS HAVE USED SEX TO INFILTRATE AND DISRUPT PROTEST GROUPS

The exploitation of human sexuality is a well-known pressure point in the repression of social movements. Typically such measures are thought to be reserved for military conflicts involving complex, multi-tiered, counter-insurgency campaigns, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout the first and second Palestinian uprisings, Israeli intelligence forces regularly recruited Palestinians for collaboration after first documenting them in precarious sexual situations. Classically, Israeli handlers would observe and record a Palestinian engaging in extra-marital, homosexual, or otherwise ‘deviant’ sexual behaviors and then leverage the publicity of these fi

Jan 21 10:24

CDC caught inflating flu deaths to sell more vaccines

You know that "36,000" number the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is constantly throwing around as the number of people in the U.S. who supposedly die every year from influenza? It's completely made up, and its purpose is to sell more flu vaccines, as evidenced by actual mortality data showing that only a few hundred people at most die from influenza annually.

As highlighted by the American Society of Registered Nurses (ASRN), government claims that tens or even hundreds of thousands of people are dying left and right because they aren't getting their flu shots is total bunk. Data pulled from death certificates and the U.S. National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) reveal that very few people die from the flu, suggesting that it really isn't much of a threat.

Jan 21 10:20

Obama will bypass Congress on Iran sanctions if nuclear deal is reached

In another example of the White House bypassing Congress to avoid a vote it would lose, the Obama administration will not to seek congressional approval to suspend sanctions against Iran if a deal on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program can be reached, The New York Times reported Sunday night.

Jan 21 10:03

Michael Moore is Right

The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with patriotism or heroism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"American Sniper" is obvious pro-war propaganda. Are the reports of box office success part of the lie?

Jan 21 09:51

Israeli forces on alert after reports of infiltration attempt from Lebanon: Israeli media

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Yep, Israel is going to invade Lebanon again!

Jan 21 09:35

The FCC's possible reclassification of ISPs signals hope for net neutrality

In January 2014, the FCC's net neutrality directives were struck down in the US Court of Appeals, a ruling that was expected because in 2002, the FCC reclassified ISPs as "information services," which prevents the agency from exerting much control over the infrastructure that powers these networks.

FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler indicated that the agency will hold a vote on February 26, 2015, which is likely to return ISPs to being "telecommunication services" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. This will provide the FCC the legal authority to open access to utility poles to any interested company to build internet infrastructure, as well as prevent ISPs from throttling speeds from any remote servers, or prioritizing speeds from others in exchange for payment.

Jan 21 09:34

Israeli forces launch major detention campaign in Nablus camps

Israeli forces launched a major detention campaign in the northern West Bank refugee camps of Balata and Askar in Nablus district overnight, Palestinian security sources said.

More than 15 young men were seized after forces ransacked many houses.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that more than 20 Israeli military jeeps stormed Balata and Askar refugee camps near Nablus at midnight and broke into dozens of houses.

Locals said most of the houses belonged to Fatah supporters. Among those whose houses which were ransacked are Fayiz Arafat, Nasser al-Khatib Abu Aziz, Ahmad Naji Abu Hamada, Muhammad Abu Dari, Abu Mahyub abu Leil, Muhammad Abu Zaabal, Hatim abu Riziq, Talal abu Thira, Abu Hazim Kharma, Atallah Hashash, Bashir Hashash, Hasan Sharaya, Abu Nasim Arayshi and Mahir Ayyad.

Jan 21 09:27

The GOVERNMENT Intends to CONFISCATE EVERYTHING YOU OWN!

When a small group of people subvert the laws that make everyone equal and place themselves above the law, it is only a matter of time before freedom becomes forced servitude.

The actions by the U.S. government are giving the tell tale signs of complete destruction of liberty and the institution of what can only be called slavery of the masses.

Those at the top are engaged in the transformation of the nation into a feudal society where a few are very rich and the rest are subjected to poverty and earning a meager existence at best.

Jan 21 09:26

New leads lead nowhere in 1982 Tylenol poisonings

So in 2010, a judge ordered Lewis and his wife to comply with grand jury subpoenas requesting DNA. At the time Lewis seemed optimistic.

As of Tuesday, Lewis was correct. Law enforcement sources say there was no DNA match. Cook and DuPage County prosecutors couldn't make a murder case; there was "insufficient evidence to charge anyone," said one source, and "no new or promising leads."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michelle Rosen, daughter of one of the victims, has suggested that the actual perpetrator of the Tylenol murders was inside Johnson and Johnson itself, which would make J&J financially liable for the deaths, so J&J, working with the government, covered it up by claiming someone outside the company committed the crime (which cursed us all with those plastic security wrappers ever since) and tried to frame James Lewis for the murders. Now they are finally admitting that DNA tests on the tampered bottles show no match at all with either James Lewis or his wife.

Michell Rosen will be our radio guest next Tuesday with other breaking news on this case.

Jan 21 09:25

How to Refute the 5 Major Fallacies of Statist Arguments

Daniel Dowling
Activist Post

All supporters of the State are necessarily chauvinistic and rely heavily upon emotion and force, so, the utilization of emotion and force in arguments with these types will not resound and will fall upon deaf ears, like scream-talking at a rock concert; nobody will hear you, and you'll only hurt yourself.

It is in these instances that sound logic must be employed to thoroughly examine all points of Statist inquisition.

The following is a sample of 5 commonplace questions directed at libertarians or anarchists that, if handled logically and gracefully, can become learning experiences for both parties...

Jan 21 09:21

CIA torture whistleblower wants to know: ‘Where’s the prosecution?’

In interview given from Loretto Prison, John Kiriakou says authorization of CIA torture came from the top

Jan 21 09:21

John Boehner invites Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to address a joint meeting of Congress on Feb. 11.

“In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life,” Boehner said in a statement.

The invitation came a day after U.S. President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address he would veto legislation that toughens sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

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Memo to John Boehner: forgive me, sir, but how in the name of Heaven does Iran pose a grave threat to the lives of Americans, or Israelis, for that matter?!?!?

Iran hasn't started a war in over 200 years, and their negotiators at the P5+1 meetings are working, to the best of the IAEA's understanding, to achieve a meaningful, workable pact with the West on their nuclear energy program.

I would also like to mention that Iran has one of the oldest continuing Jewish populations in the Middle East, and many of them are so contented in Iran, that they have no desire to move to Israel.

I would strongly suggest that you view the video "Don't Tell Mother I'm In Iran", filmed by a charming young videographer, who meets with Jewish members of the Iranian community in Tehran, including a merchant who is himself a member of Iran's Parliament.

Sir, Prime Minister Netanyahu has not been shy on demanding that the US invade Iran and "neutralize" the country for Israel's benefit, without the IDF lifting a finger.

I would, very strongly suggest that if Netanyahu wishes Iran to be "neutralized", that the Israeli military is strong enough to take care of that on their own.

And JUST IN CASE you did not get the memo (as I did, this morning, websurfing the news), Russia has just signed a military pact with Iran. This means that a US invasion against Iran will mean war with Russia.

So sir, do you have the gall to state, bluntly and publicly to the American people, that we have the troop strength, the money, and the manufacturing, to insure a positive outcome to such a conventional war against Russia?!?

Were you telling the truth, I don't think you would be so brazen as to answer the above questions with an uniquivocal, difinitive "yes".

Jan 21 09:17

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9.9 BEX ALERT - Iran and Hezbollah are planning 'imminent' joint invasion of Israel's northern Galilee region according to 'high level intelligence'

Senior Iranian and Hezbollah figures killed in an airstrike in Syria this weekend were likely planning an 'imminent' attack on Israel, security sources have claimed.

Six Iranian army chiefs died alongside five Hezbollah militants after an Israeli helicopter fired rockets at a convoy in the Golan Heights region on Sunday.

Among those killed was Iranian General Mohammed Allahdadi, as well as commander Abu Ali Tabatabai, who is known to have worked with both Hezbollah and Iran.

Today Major General Eyal Ben Reuven, a former deputy head in the Israeli Defense Forces, accused the senior military figures of meeting to plot an attack on Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: Israel is about to attack someone "in self defense."

Jan 21 09:14

Bill would ban police from using military gear in Tennessee.

Tennessee police may need to settle for basic law enforcement gear if a new bill goes into effect. Senator Brian Kelsey has introduced a counter to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which would effectively ban the use of military equipment for local law enforcement.

Jan 21 09:13

President Obama declares war on journalism to combat Snowden-type leaks. Proposes computer hacking law changes to criminalize benign online behavior.

Last October, former National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith Alexander gave an interview with the video arm of the Department of Defense in which he slammed reporters who disclosed once-top secret foreign and domestic surveillance programs with the help of a former government contractor gone rogue.

Jan 21 09:13

Campus cops load up on military weapons like semiautomatic rifles, Humvees

Under the same program that has been criticized as “militarizing” local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.

Nearly all police at universities are now armed, with weapons ranging from handguns to pepper spray. About two-thirds of public and private campuses employed armed officials during the 2011-2012 school year, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Tuesday.

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Kent State is now included in all campuses!

Jan 21 09:10

“American Sniper” dangerously racist propaganda

Dangerously racist propaganda appears to be working like a charm, the operative word being “appears to be.” Who knows who’s tweeting this shit? It could be an army of paid propagandists or autobots.

Remember, racism is a vital weapon used by governments to wage war.

Also, as a footnote, American sniper, apart from being a serial killer and psycho was also a liar.

Jan 21 09:09

U.S. and Cuba start historic talks on restoring ties

Cuba has also said it will protest U.S. laws that welcome Cubans into the United States once they set foot on U.S. soil, a policy exception that Cuba says promotes people-trafficking and dangerous journeys across the Florida Straits on flimsy vessels.

Obama has the executive authority to restore diplomatic ties and lift sanctions but needs the Republican-controlled Congress to repeal the economic embargo.

Jan 21 09:08

Nick Turse, A Shadow War in 150 Countries

From the point of view of the U.S. military and the national security state, the period from September 12, 2001, to late last night could be summed up in a single word: more. What Washington funded with your tax dollars was a bacchanalia of expansion intended, as is endlessly reiterated, to keep America “safe.” But here’s the odd thing: as the structure of what’s always called “security” is built out ever further into our world and our lives, that world only seems to become less secure. Odder yet, that “more” is rarely a focus of media coverage, though its reality is glaringly obvious. The details may get coverage but the larger reality -- the thing being created in Washington -- seems of remarkably little interest.

Jan 21 09:07

D.C. lawmakers float bill to allow voting without U.S. citizenship

A bill introduced by D.C. lawmakers would grant some immigrants lacking U.S. citizenship the ability to vote in municipal elections.

The Local Resident Voting Rights Act of 2015 would allow D.C. residents who are not U.S. citizens but meet the federal definition of having permanent residency status to cast ballots in local elections, including races for mayor and the D.C. Council as well as initiatives and charter referendums. D.C. Council member David Grosso, at-large independent, introduced the legislation Tuesday.

Jan 21 09:04

Field McConnell - Boeing Uninterruptible Auto Pilot Used On 9/11 Planes, Impossible To Hijack!


Field McConnell is a vastly experienced naval aviator and commercial pilot whose career has spanned five decades. He claims that Malaysian Airlines contacted him when Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 last year. They called him he says, because of his research into secret existing technology, which allows someone on the ground to take control of a flight, leaving the flight crew helpless.

Jan 21 09:01

Obama full of swagger: State of the Union leaves GOP enraged

When Barack Obama looked out into the audience of his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, he was met with a truly historic sight. No Democratic president in the last century has addressed a Congress dominated by so many Republican lawmakers.

The last time a US president delivered a State of the Union address in front of such a large number of Republicans was 1930. And that was president Herbert Hoover, a fellow Republican.

Yet anyone who expected Obama to begin his second-to-last year in office by courting the very adversaries he will need to pass any significant legislation – from tax reform to investment in infrastructure – left disappointed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know if I would characterize Obama's style last night as swagger; I would rather characterize it as a complete, full-bore disconnect from what is happening, both nationally and internationally.

The hard fact is that the economy is improving only for people who are already wealthy.

92 million people in this country have given up trying to find a job.

Offshoring and outsourcing have moved those jobs which used to be the bedrock of the middle class to the cheapest pools of labor possible, reducing those who could once actually afford a mortgage to people living out of their cars, and/or are on public assistance.

Child poverty in this country is staggering, and as of this year, more than half of all American kids live in poverty, under Obama's watch.

The US government continues to support tin-pot dictators, like the Al-Khalifa government in Bahrain, and DID support the Al-Hadi government in Yemen; that is, until rebels took the presidential palace over yesterday. President Kennedy said it best; "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

I find it quite psychologically revealing that one of Obama's favorite ways to wage war is the process of extrajudicial assassinations via drone strikes.

People do NOT hate Americans because we are "free"; they hate us because we rain white hot flaming death on their kids, their moms, and elderly fragile family members who are many times completely innocent.

And in spite of his faux populist demeanor, Obama is no less a slave to the large financial and corporate institutions which have sponsored his rise, nomination, and election as President.

So it should come as no surprise that Obamacare was written by, and for, large insurance agencies.

And then, there is the issue of baiting Russia and China, to keep the Ruble and Yuan from replacing the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

I have to wonder if Obama did not get the memo that in Zurich today, China is setting up a currency conversion center where people trade the Yuan in a direct currency conversion?!?

The limited quality of thinking demonstrated by this administration, coupled with a staggering, collective inability to think a concept through to its logical conclusion, scare the stuffing out of me right now.

And the only two possible scenarios to play out, most probably before the end of this administration, are as follows: either a complete US financial collapse, or a world war. Wars have historically been the "American Way" of getting out of its financial messes. But this time, the unintended consequences could be both horrific, and irreversible.

So congratulations, Mr. President: your "hope and change" may well destroy this country entirely.

Jan 21 09:00

Christopher Phillips, ex-bio weapons specialist, arrested in Ottawa hotel scare

A man suspected of travelling from Nova Scotia with potentially hazardous chemicals and arrested at an Ottawa hotel was identified by the RCMP as a former military biochemical weapons specialist from the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Did a planned false-flag bio-attack just stumble?

Jan 21 08:58

CIA Insider Warns: "25-Year Great Depression is About to Strike America"

In an exclusive interview with Money Morning, Jim Rickards, the CIA's Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, has stepped forward to warn the American people that time is running out to prepare for this $100 trillion meltdown.

"Everybody knows we have a dangerous level of debt. Everybody knows the Fed has recklessly printed trillions of dollars. These are secrets to no one," he said.

"But all signs are now flashing bright red that our chickens are about to come home to roost."

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Jan 21 08:57

ARMS TO AL-QAEDA: U.S. Generals Admit Washington Has Backed Islamic Militants in Syria

If you believe all of the pre-packaged government and corporate media propaganda, then you might think that ISIS is just another evil, grassroots Salafist militant movement, one with no connections at all to foreign intelligence agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Israeli intelligence, or Pakistan’s ISI.

Well, you might just be wrong…

Jan 21 08:56

Shipbuilding Industry Claims McCain Is Threatening National Security

The shipbuilding industry is launching a counteroffensive against Republican Sen. John McCain's effort to repeal a protectionist law that artificially raises domestic shipping costs.

Jan 21 08:54

Haiti, Five Years After the Earthquake: Fraudulent Reconstruction Under Military Occupation

Five years after the devastating earthquake, numerous massive protests were held against the UN occupation (MINUSTAH) and for the departure of Haitian President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The latter finally resigned in December 2014.

These demonstrations did not make their way into the mainstream media in 2014.

Why?

Jan 21 08:53

Manufacturing Hit by Oil-Price Plunge? Southeast Worst Since Financial Crisis

The collapse in the prices of oil, natural gas, and natural-gas liquids has started to make its imprint on the largest hydrocarbon producer in the world, namely the US of A. Oilfield layoffs and project cancellations are raining down on the oil patch on a daily basis. Suppliers are hit too. Many energy stocks are in the process of evisceration. Energy junk bonds are in a rout.

But consumers love it – those who aren’t losing their jobs over it – because they spend less on fuel. Consumers are voters. So politicians love it because voters love it. Hence, it’s good for the economy. I get that.

Jan 21 08:53

Is Barack Obama Actually Trying To Help ISIS Take Over Syria?

That headline sounds crazy, right? It must be untrue, right? Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn. As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments. And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. In fact, he came dangerously close to taking us to war with Syria earlier in his presidency before backing down in the face of overwhelming public pressure. But what Obama wants to do in Syria has not changed, and he is using the same playbook that he used in Libya and elsewhere to get it done.

Jan 21 08:52

1948 Palestinians stage general strike

Israel’s large Arab minority closed shops and schools from the northern Galilee to the southern Negev desert Tuesday as part of a daylong strike to protest against the death of two Arab men in incidents involving Israeli police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which makes the timing of this stabbing incident in Israel suspicious.

Jan 21 08:50

Jeb Bush kept key roles in Florida firm amid signs of trouble

“Fine board meeting,” Bush wrote in an e-mail to the chief financial officer before requesting details about the company’s liability insurance and politely nudging him that cash-flow data “would be appreciated.”

Bush wouldn’t get his answers until a week after his September 2009 e-mail, and then only in part — the CFO provided him with an “unaudited” financial spreadsheet and said no insurance details were immediately available.

If Bush was troubled by the response, it didn’t prompt him to pull away from InnoVida. He remained on the board for an additional year, leaving after a fellow board member started to unravel the widespread fraud that eventually led to the firm’s demise and the criminal convictions of two top executives.

Jan 21 08:49

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods

In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.

Jan 21 08:48

Here's What Austin's Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like

Plans are moving ahead in the Austin area to house about 200 people who are chronically homeless. Community First Village has been about a decade in the making and in just a matter of months, it will break ground.

Jan 21 08:46

Clear As Mud: In Case You’re Confused About What’s Going On In The Middle East…

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less. And, all this was started by us invading a country to drive out terrorists who weren’t actually there until we went in to drive them out – do you understand now?

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