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Jan 31 16:19

The Police State Is Upon Us

Anyone paying attention knows that 9/11 has been used to create a police/warfare state. Years ago NSA official William Binney warned Americans about the universal spying by the National Security Agency, to little effect. Recently Edward Snowden proved the all-inclusive NSA spying by releasing spy documents, enough of which have been made available by Glenn Greenwald to establish the fact of NSA illegal and unconstitutional spying, spying that has no legal, constitutional, or “national security” reasons.Yet Americans are not up in arms. Americans have accepted the government’s offenses against them as necessary protection against “terrorists.”

Jan 31 15:55

Obama administration a ‘fascist regime’: Activist

US President Barack Obama presides over a “fascist regime” that attacks journalists and whistleblowers to hide the “ugly truth” about the government, an anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says.

Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, made the remarks during an interview with Press TV on Saturday following accusations that the Obama administration is clamping down on journalists who expose misconduct by the government.

Jan 31 13:46

Secession Begins at Home By Jeff Deist

"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
- Robert A. Heinlein

snip: Some people will always support the state, and we shouldn’t kid ourselves about this. It may be due to genetic traits, environmental factors, family influences, bad schools, media influences, or simply an innate human desire to seek the illusion of security.

But we make a fatal mistake when we dilute our message to seek approval from people who seemingly are hardwired to oppose us. And we waste precious time and energy.

What’s important is not convincing those who fundamentally disagree with us, but the degree to which we can extract ourselves from their political control.

This is why secession is a tactically superior approach in my view: it is far less daunting to convince liberty-minded people to walk away from the state than to convince those with a statist mindset to change.

Jan 31 13:32

More Drivel Straight from the Horse’s Hindquarters Becky Akers

“I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.”
- Bill Maher

I don't agree with his politics either but this is an apt description of the neo-cons

Jan 31 12:04

WATCH: Baltimore girl left bleeding after officer attacks her with a baton

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, THIS is the "new normal" for inner city teens?!?

No bloody wonder there is such an horrific school to prison pipeline!!

Apparently, for the Baltimore PD, this is how they interpret "to protect and serve" for school children.

Most probably, the kids and their families here are phenomenally lucky that they did not get shot dead.

Jan 31 10:23

Police State : At retreat, Dem staffers escort reporters to restroom

Reporters covering the House Democrats’ retreat in Philadelphia this week are having a much different experience than when they’re on their home turf on Capitol Hill. -- Reporters are being escorted to and from the restroom and lobby and are being barred from entering the hotel outside of scheduled events, even if they’ve been invited by a member of Congress.

Jan 31 10:21

British securocrats try to sneak in Snooper’s Charter yet again

Earlier this month, four U.K. lords tried to sneak the text of a rejected piece of legislation popularly known as the Snooper’s Charter into a new anti-terror bill. After debate in the House of Lords produced heavy pushback, the peers withdrew the amendments that would have brought the surveillance law in by the back door.

And now, incredibly, they’re trying it again just days later. On Saturday, ahead of a “report stage” debate on Monday (the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill is almost fully baked), Lords West, Blair, Carlile and King introduced a new amendment that appears to be nearly identical to the last, and to the Communications Data Bill before it.

Again, this new amendment would force “telecommunications operators” – which these days includes the likes of Facebook and Skype, as well as traditional telcos – to store communications metadata for up to a year and hand it over to U.K. authorities when requested.

Jan 31 10:14

Gun debate turns wild in first 2 weeks of Texas Legislature

What many thought was a slam-dunk in the Republican-controlled Legislature — allowing the open carry of handguns in Texas — turned into a tempest in the opening weeks of the session. And its chances of passing seemed to further diminish when one of the state’s most outspoken conservatives flip-flopped on whether it’s even a priority issue. -- The antics have left some gun-rights advocates shaking their heads.

Jan 31 09:43

COMMENTARY: A Muslim’s take on ‘American Sniper’

According to director Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” makes an anti-war statement. Maybe. And it is surely not gratuitously violent, like so many other movies which do not even concern war. Every shot, as it were, counts.

But this is not just an anti-war film; like so many other war films produced by Hollywood, it is insulting to our military. Here is why.

Jan 31 09:42

Fox News Explains How American Snipers Saved India From Saddam Hussein

In case you missed it, the latest litmus test for whether you Love America Enough is whether you are an enthusiastic supporter of the movie American Sniper, which you have to love or you are a hater. You see, Michael Moore said unkind things about the movie’s glorification of snipers, who are the kindest, bravest, warmest most wonderful Americans you’ve never seen because they are invisible like ninjas, and therefore The Entire Left hates America all over again, and now it is the sacred duty of all rightwing media to RAGESCREAM AT THE AMERICA HATERS WHO HATE CHRIS KYLE PERSONALLY AND ARE PISSING ON OUR BOYS’ GRAVES.

Jan 31 09:34

NYPD Hyper Militarization Escalates with Bratton's "SRG" for Advanced Disorder Control

NY Post. Bratton Escalates and/or Formalizes Militarization of NYPD to deal with "counter terrorism protection" and "advanced disorder control." There will be "vehicles equipped with machine guns." This unit will be "operational by summer" (how conveninent!) and will be housed in NYPD's very own Counterterrorism Bureau. I had not known that one existed.

Jan 31 09:19

Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Supports Unconstitutional Executive Authority

On Wednesday, Lynch told senators she believes Obama’s decision to not deport five million illegal immigrants is based on interpretation of federal law and precedents.

“I don’t see any reason to doubt the reasonableness of those views,” Lynch said.

Lynch has decided to ignore the separation of powers explicitly set out in the Constitution. She is also disregarding the so-called Take Care Clause in Article II, Section 3 that states “(the President) shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Jan 31 05:06

DEA plan to track drivers – a really amazing level of surveillance we’ve not seen before

Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with new documents showing the technology was proposed for use to monitor public meetings.

Jan 30 16:32

The Voice of the White House

None of the national leaders want a repeat of the immense and very serious public protests of the Vietnam war so the increasing spying on the public will never stop and will only increase in volume and depth.”

Jan 30 16:11

Revealed: Gov't Surveillance Is Much More Developed Than You Thought

Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with new documents showing the technology was proposed for use to monitor public meetings.

The American Civil Liberties Union released more documents this week revealing for the first time the potential scale of a massive database containing the data of millions of drivers, logged from automatic license plate readers around the US.

Jan 30 16:05

Former FBI assistant director, to keep budgets high, we must ‘keep fear alive’

If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that ‘We won the war on terror and everything’s great,’ cuz the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half. You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’—it’s ‘Keep Fear Alive.’ Keep it alive.

Jan 30 12:54

Monsanto's Government Ties

Jan 30 12:17

A PIPELINE TO PRISON: THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

The prevalence of zero-tolerance programs and schools suspending and expelling students for minor offenses, coupled with racial prejudices, are directly influencing the high incarceration rate of minors in the US. As more of our youth go directly from school to prison, the future of our young spirals quickly in a downward descent. Hope for the future can only be inspired by investing in the growth of our youth, not in their continued imprisonment.

Jan 30 11:38

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

Twelve people died when two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, fired on the journalists on 7 January. Five others were killed over the two following days by one of their associates.

"I don't know who did this, but they are not Muslims," says the 18-year-old, standing outside his school.

One of his friends finds it "deeply suspicious" that Said Kouachi should leave his identity card in the car.

Such doubts are rife among the Muslim teenagers living in the deprived "banlieues" (suburbs) around French cities. "Of course it was staged," scoffs Lydia, 17, who goes to school in Argenteuil, east of Paris. "All my friends know that."

Jan 30 10:52

America’s Greatest Enemy

ISIS? North Korea? Iran?

Not even close.

America’s greatest enemy sits on a pedestal in every household attempting to control everything we see.

Jan 30 10:51

Picture: Student Served Most Disgusting “Michelle Obama” Lunch Ever

Recently, major changes came to school lunches because of the efforts of the First Lady, Michelle Obama. The USDA claims that “the new standards align school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of America’s schools.”

It was only recently that dozens of teenagers posted their lunches to social media, specifically calling out Michelle Obama for the reforms she pushed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know you live in a dictatorship when the dictator's wife decides what your children eat for lunch.

Jan 30 10:49

The Country That Refuses to Bow Down to Western Bankers

The powers that be are getting nervous as other countries consider following Greece's lead.

Jan 30 10:47

Expect a full airing of the truth, said TRC Chair

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is promising a scathing – and sweeping - report on the federal government and Canadian society.

“Our work of truth telling and truth collecting was not easy. We had challenges throughout,” said TRC Chair Justice Murray Sinclair, at the Special Chiefs Assembly in December in Winnipeg. He said he expected this to be the last time he addressed the Assembly of First Nations since the TRC’s mandate ends July 1, 2015.

Sinclair singled out the federal government’s reticence in handing over documents that dealt with Indian residential schools as one of the TRC’s “significant challenges.” The result was three separate occasions in court, all of which ended with the TRC winning. Sinclair said four million documents, from a variety of sources, have been collected to date, and he expected that number to double.

Jan 30 10:06

When Cops Break Bad: Inside a Police Force Gone Wild

Finally, after three hours, Boyd prepared to come down from the hills. "Don't worry about safety," he told the police. "I'm not a fucking murderer." But as Boyd packed his stuff, both hands full of possessions, Detective Keith Sandy — who hours before, on arriving at the scene, boasted on tape that he was going to shoot "this fucking lunatic" with a Taser shotgun — tossed a flash-bang grenade, a nonlethal weapon designed to disorient and distract. Another officer fired a Taser at Boyd, and a third released a police dog on him. Boyd drew his knives again. Advancing on him, officers ordered Boyd to get down on the ground. Boyd began to turn away, and Detective Sandy of the ROP squad and Officer Dominique Perez of the SWAT team each fired three live rounds at him, hitting him once in the back and twice in his arms. Boyd collapsed, face down, crying out that he was unable to move. "Please don't hurt me," he said.

Jan 30 09:19

Hillary Clinton’s ‘WMD’ moment: U.S. intelligence saw false narrative in Libya

The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaos, according to officials with direct knowledge of the dispute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US invaded Libya because Gaddafi shut down the private central bank, created a state central bank and a value-based currency called the Gold Dinar. Then he announced that Libya's oil was for sale, but only for the Gold Dinar. That was a direct threat to the hegemony of the US dollar/petrodollar.

Jan 30 09:15

Police Push For Anti-Cop Comments To Be Legally Considered ‘Hate Speech’

The National Fraternal Order of Police is pushing for legislation to classify anti-police comments as “hate speech.” The 300,000 strong FOP says that police officers should fall under the Congressional hate crimes statute, and should thus be regarded as a protected minority.

This bold move comes on the heels of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were killed in the line of duty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a very slippery slope, folks.

And please remember: the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the government's "Contract With America".

What happens to a society when the expression of truth and logic becomes criminalized?!?

What happens to a society when allegations of police brutality are not allowed to be proven true because the truth on that brutality, logically documented, has become "hate speech" or "hate information"?!?

I never would want to see a good police officer hurt in any way; and a good police officer is someone who understands, and really gets, what the phrase "to protect and serve" really means.

But having said that, I would strongly suggest that Mr. Canterbury, the head of the police union, think very seriously about how police are being trained to use excessive force in 21st century America.

There is the continuing nightmare for the people of Albuquerque , New Mexico, concerning the impunity with which their police officers kill and maim, particularly the homeless and mentally ill. This very much has to do with their training, and leadership. As reported in Alternet.org in December of last year:

From across town, an off-duty cop named Sean Wallace heard the alert blare through his scanner, then barreled over to the scene before a crisis intervention officer could arrive. Without provocation, Wallace opened fire, killing Alan Gomez with a high-powered rifle as he entered the house through a screen door. The troubled young man was holding nothing in his hand but a plastic spoon. With his death, Alan Gomez joined the list of at least 27 people killed by Albuquerque police officers since 2010, and the more than 40 wounded by gunfire. In a city of just over 540,000, the body count is staggering. Indeed, the rate of officer-involved shootings by Albuquerque police is eight times that of the NYPD and two times higher than in Chicago, a megalopolis with one of the steepest levels of violent crime in the country. A damning report released this April by the Department of Justice concluded that the “Albuquerque police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional use of deadly force.” It went on to accuse members of the department of having “shot and killed civilians who did not pose an imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death to the officers or others.” The report singled out Wallace for killing Gomez when "no one's life was in danger and an APD negotiator was on his way to the scene.''

I would suggest, very soberly, to Mr. Canterbury, that these incidents, and incidents like them around the country are no accident; they are a deliberate result of the training these officers have received.

Couple this with the reality that many American peace officers have been, and are being trained my members, or former members, of the IDF, and you have a recipe for multiple human rights and civil rights disasters.

Jan 30 09:12

Witness: Cop Shot 16 Year-Old Jessica Hernandez Before She Backed Car Into Him

Now, a witness has come forward who was in the car when her friend was killed. She said the cop shot Jessica multiple times before she ‘backed the car into the officer’, and she only did that because she was dead and no longer in control of the car.

Before it was reported from a very different narrative; the police and mainstream media alleged that Jessica Hernandez backed a car viciously into an officer and he had no choice but to kill her. The only witness yet to come forward says that is completely untrue.

Jan 30 09:07

What to do if protestors block traffic – ‘Run ‘em over’ says FL sheriff

Yesterday, we heard John McCain call protesters low life scum. Today, we learn that a Florida Sheriff recommended running them over.

Dark clouds gather over America as officials in power continue to show how much contempt they have for Americans who oppose the status quo enough to do something about it.

Jan 30 08:46

Controversial C of E vicar faces inquisition after linking Israel to 9/11 attacks

A Church of England vicar is under internal investigation after allegedly sharing an article on Facebook which blames Israel for the 9/11 terror attacks.

Reverend Stephen Sizer reportedly posted a link to an article titled, “9/11 – Israel did it” and wrote: “Is this anti-Semitic? If so, no doubt I’ll be asked to remove it. It raises so many questions.”

Sizer has since taken down the FB post, but the Church of England said on Thursday it would investigate the incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pope Leo XIII wrote that the Bill of Rights should never have been written because god did NOT give to man freedom of thought, action, and speech.

Jan 30 08:44

VIDEO: Birds of a Feather: John McCain Defends Henry Kissinger

Yet, while McCain’s support of the Vietnam war, Iraq War, Syrian War, Libyan war, and virtually every war that was ever waged and those that ever will be waged upon the face of the earth, has resulted in the death of millions of people, McCain found himself in the presence of one of the true kings of killing in Henry Kissinger.

Indeed, Kissinger is one of the true living figures whose feet most psychopathic killers the world over still long to kneel at.

Kissinger’s direction of the Chilean coup, Vietnam war, Cambodian andLaotian tragedies, and his famousNational Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (NSSM200) has earned him a special place amongst the world’s most effective mass murders, although admittedly not the most widely known.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And please remember: Kissinger, like Obama, was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Uh.... "peace" for whom, please?!?!?

Jan 30 08:36

Police Union: You Can Have Safe Neighborhoods Or Be Free Of Flashbang-Burned Toddlers, But Not Both

A Georgia state senator has announced a bill to limit the use of no-knock warrants. These warrants have gone from the exception to the rule over the past several years, as our nation's drug warriors apparently labor under the assumption that drug dealers keep banker's hours.

Of course, no-knock raids have resulted in plenty of collateral damage -- both to cops and civilians -- as the element of surprise tends to be bullet-and-flashbang heavy. It's the use of flashbang grenades that has prompted this new legislation, which unfortunately puts it into the category of "Laws Named After Victims," most of which are written badly and hastily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "war on drugs" is turning out no differently than have any other "war on....fill in the blank" which are supposed to make things better in this country, and absolutely do not.

The alleged "war on drugs" is an absolute, sick joke, engineered to fill jails with prison slave labor and make bankers more filthy rich by laundering the drug money, period, end of discussion.

IF the Federal and state agencies wanted to really get rid of drugs, they would have the "male attributes" to decriminalize all drugs, to take the profit motive out of the drug trade, and cause it to collapse of its own weight. These Federal and State agencies would then encourage people on drugs to get counseling.

OF course, all this... would be logical; and logic is no longer an attribute any sane American can expect from any governmental entity, Federal or state.

Jan 30 08:28

Head of DHS Regretfully Admits: "I Cannot Print Money. We Need A Continued Partnership With Congress."

"DHS cannot pursue all these important missions alone. I cannot print money. I cannot appropriate money. We need a continued partnership with Congress. We need a FY 2015 appropriations bill... As originally introduced by the House Appropriations Committee, the FY 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security was a good bill. It appropriated $39.7 billion for the Department and funded many of the things we need. On the House floor the bill was amended to include politically-charged language to defund all our executive actions to fix the immigration system. The President has vowed to veto any bill that includes such language."

Jan 30 08:26

‘Being poor is not a crime’: Civil group files lawsuit to help man imprisoned for failing to pay fines

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against officials in DeKalb County, Georgia after a judge imprisoned a black teenager who was too poor to pay $838 in fines. It all started with a traffic ticket near his home.

Jan 30 08:25

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters

Murders reached a historic low in NYC for 2014; overall crime was down across the board by nearly 5%; hell, even the holiday slowdown didn't really lead to any additional crime. So clearly, now is the time when NYC really needs to implement a new anti-terrorism program which would empower a team of NYPD officers to roam around the city carrying machine guns. What could go wrong?

Police Commissioner Bratton made the announcement earlier today at an event hosted by the Police Foundation at the Mandarin Oriental. He said that the new 350 cop unit, called The Strategic Response Group, will be dedicated to "disorder control and counterterrorism protection capabilities" against attacks like the hostage situation in Sydney, which the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller said was an inevitability in NYC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A more militarized police, armed with machine guns, means more abuses, and more maiming and killing of innocent people.

And what if the protests are completely peaceful; will police open fire, just to prove they can, when people try to express their first amendment rights, with utterly no violence whatsoever?!?

IS this what other big city police commissioners are going to allow to happen in their cities, with impunity?!?

People with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country while you still can; staying here may well be hazardous to the health of your entire family.

Jan 30 08:14

Homeland Security Secretary Encourages Illegal Aliens "To Come Out Of The Shadows, Pay Taxes, And Get On The Books, So We Know Who They Are."

DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson gave a speech yesterday in which he defended Obama's executive orders and urged "undocumented adults" to come out of the shadows and pay taxes: "We've established a new program of deferred action for undocumented adults. Those who have committed no serious crimes, have been in this country since January 1, 2010, and have children here who are citizens or lawful permanent residents, are eligible to be considered for this program. The reality is that these immigrants are not enforcement priorities. Therefore, we want to encourage these people to come out of the shadows, be accountable, pay taxes, and get on the books, so we know who they are," Johnson said. Note that this is exactly what presidential hopeful Rand Paul said last week, insisting "The eleven million are never going home, don't need to be sent home. I would incorporate them into our society by making them taxpayers."

Jan 30 08:13

Reagan Economist: Washington Will Do Anything It Can To Stop BRICS

Jan 30 08:11

EU PLAN TO INSTALL A TRACKING COMPUTER IN EVERY CAR TO TAX MILES

A Senior European politician has caused outrage by calling for computers to be fitted in all European cars as part of an EU wide road pricing system. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said the current system which is decided by national parliaments was “a burden on car drivers and an obstacle to their mobility” she told German newspaper ‘World on Sunday’.

Jan 30 08:08

NEW NYPD ANTI-TERROR UNIT WILL GET MACHINE GUNS TO POLICE PROTESTERS

"They’ll be equipped and trained in ways that our normal patrol officers are not," Bratton explained. "They’ll be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and machine guns — unfortunately sometimes necessary in these instances." Capital NY adds that these officers will also be used "to assist on crime scenes, and help with crowd control and other large-scale events."

Jan 30 08:05

POLICE UNION: YOU CAN HAVE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS OR BE FREE OF FLASHBANG-BURNED TODDLERS, BUT NOT BOTH

A Georgia state senator has announced a bill to limit the use of no-knock warrants. These warrants have gone from the exception to the rule over the past several years, as our nation's drug warriors apparently labor under the assumption that drug dealers keep banker's hours. Of course, no-knock raids have resulted in plenty of collateral damage -- both to cops and civilians -- as the element of surprise tends to be bullet-and-flashbang heavy. It's the use of flashbang grenades that has prompted this new legislation, which unfortunately puts it into the category of "Laws Named After Victims," most of which are written badly and hastily.

Jan 30 07:59

DHS Chief: "we need to go further" to "protect the private sector with limits on civil and criminal liability when they do" share data with DHS

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson gave a 'DHS 2015 Progress Report' speech yesterday in which he advocated new legislation by Congress which would offer greater protection against civil and criminal liability for private companies which share data with DHS. He also praised the secret service and noted that DHS "trained over 59,000 officers and agents from federal, state, local, tribal and international law enforcement" last year.

Jan 29 19:04

Sterling Conviction a Victory for Government's Right to Hide By Jim Naureckas

“Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.”
- Bruce Coville

Jan 29 18:50

From One Refugee to Another Dear Syria by RAMZY BAROUD

snips: In fact, we have a name for it. It is called waja’ – ‘aching’ – a character that unifies millions of Palestinian refugees all across the globe. With our refugee population now dominated by second, third or even fourth generation refugees, it seems that our waja’ is what we hold in common most. Our geographies may differ, our languages, our political allegiances, our cultures, but ultimately, we meet around the painful experiences that we have internalized throughout generations. [...]
But for us, Syria has been our greatest waja’ in years. Aside from the fact that most of Syria’s half a million Palestinian refugees are on the run again, living the pain of displacement and loss for the second, third, or even fourth time. Nine million Syrian refugees are now duplicating the Palestinian tragedy, charting the early course of the Palestinian Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948.

Jan 29 18:45

Benjamin Netanyahu: the Anti-American Obstructionist by MELVIN A. GOODMAN

snip: President Obama has put himself at a disadvantage in dealing with the Israelis at this juncture. He has the empathy to deal with both sides in the dispute, but lacks the tenacity of Kissinger or Presidents Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton to put pressure on Israel or to give Palestinian statehood the priority it deserves. Even President George H.W. Bush was successful 25 years ago, when he halted loan guarantees for the building of Israeli settlements.

What should President Obama do? Since the United States has insufficient non-military tools of influence, it is time to use our military assistance as a source of leverage. The United States gives far too much military aid to Israel, which has not face a serious military challenge from the Arab world since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat courageously concluded a peace agreement more than three decades ago. The Israelis, moreover, get generous terms for that aid that is not available to any other country in the world.

Jan 29 18:05

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more.

Jan 29 17:54

New anti-terror bill could put chill on freedom of speech

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said last weekend that new anti-terror legislation to be introduced on Friday will, among other things, “criminalize the promotion of terrorism.” -- Such a move, however, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Canada and would not necessarily contribute to effectively fighting domestic extremism, according to legal experts.

Jan 29 16:46

STOCKMAN: ‘When third bubble collapses will be day of reckoning’

"We've had two huge bubbles that collapsed already in this century," he said. "When this third bubble collapses—and surely it will—I believe that will be the day of reckoning. The credibility of all this central-bank-dominated, Wall-Street-coddling policy will be totally repudiated, and maybe then we can clean the slate and start over."

Jan 29 16:12

New York’s New Elite Anti-Terror Strike Force to Target Protesters

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the creation of a new “anti-terror strike force” Thursday that will admittedly be used to target protesters.

Jan 29 16:12

New video shows white Seattle cop arresting 70yo black veteran for carrying golf club

The Seattle Police Department is reviewing the conduct of an officer after she arrested an elderly black man who was using a golf club as a cane.

Jan 29 15:43

FLASHBACK - Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans

Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.

A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Jan 29 15:14

Millions to Owe Obamacare Tax Penalty

Some 3 million to 6 million Americans will have to pay an Obamacare tax penalty for not having health insurance last year, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

Jan 29 15:05

The Theory of “Duh”

It really can’t get more simple than this...

Jan 29 14:50

Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

In America, “Land of Opportunity,” you are free to pursue your dreams of financial freedom, provided you have filled out the proper form and been extorted by the proper bureaucrat.

Jan 29 13:08

Republicans to open February with vote to repeal Obamacare

House Republicans will kick off February with a vote to repeal Obamacare, providing new members the chance to put their opposition on the record as the party chips away at the overhaul and devises some reforms of its own.

“We will begin the month renewing our commitment to individual freedom and opportunity,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said Thursday in a memo previewing next week’s votes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? and what about all the people whose expensive Obamacare compliant insurance policies didn't cover their hospital bills?

Jan 29 12:26

FLASHBACK - NSA’s ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware

After years of speculation that electronics can be accessed by intelligence agencies through a back door, an internal NSA catalog reveals that such methods already exist for numerous end-user devices.

When it comes to modern firewalls for corporate computer networks, the world’s second largest network equipment manufacturer doesn’t skimp on praising its own work. According to Juniper Networks’ online PR copy, the company’s products are “ideal” for protecting large companies and computing centers from unwanted access from outside. They claim the performance of the company’s special computers is “unmatched” and their firewalls are the “best-in-class.” Despite these assurances, though, there is one attacker none of these products can fend off — the United States’ National Security Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of this is not only a violation of the Bill of Rights, but a colossal waste of time and money, as anyone with a modicum of programming experience can devise codes the NSA cannot break.

Jan 29 12:23

FLASHBACK - N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials.

Jan 29 11:34

Telecom Outrage: Obamaphone Program Plagued With Fraud: Over 13 Million Free Cell Phones Given Away In 2014

The phones are supposed to give people who would otherwise not be able to afford them a lifeline to emergency services and loved ones. But according to an undercover report by CBS News, the Lifeline Wireless program is plagued by outrageous levels of fraud.

Jan 29 11:00

The FDA Is Pissing Off Native American Farmers

The United States of America is home to 566 federally recognized Native American tribes. And with its new, hugely impactful set of agricultural rules, the FDA is ignoring each and every one of them.

That’s the sentiment, at least, put forward by a variety of tribal leaders, including Shannon McDaniel, the Choctaw nation’s executive director for tribal operations. Last week, McDaniel addressed a letter to FDA officials in which he accused the agency of failing to consult with tribal leaders—a legal requirement—before issuing an updated draft of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The multifaceted group of laws aims to increase the traceability of food-borne illnesses by regulating how all domestic meat and produce are raised, harvested, and processed. But enforcement of these laws will be costly, and with many Native Americans employed by the agriculture industry, tribal populations might suffer from them disproportionately.

Jan 29 10:58

Detroit cop filmed on reality show moments before he shot dead a 7-year-old girl in her sleep has all charges dropped after two trials without convictions

Authorities said they will drop the last remaining charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a during a nighttime raid after two trials ended without convictions.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will move Friday to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Joseph Weekley, who shot and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones while she slept in 2010.

Police were accompanied by a camera crew for the show 'The First 48' on A&E when Weekley burst into the home and fired one shot from his submachine gun that struck Aiyana in the head.

Jan 29 10:42

Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor, after Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in 2010 during a botched police raid at her home.

Weekley's first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial. In a second trial last year, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the manslaughter charge after a motion by the defense. The jury again deadlocked while deliberating whether to convict Weekley of the lesser charge, causing a second mistrial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, it's official: US cops can shoot children dead with impunity, and there is absolutely mechanism within US law with which to stop them in 2015.

"Justice" failed this little girl and her family entirely.

And to those of you with skills and kids, please get out of the country NOW, while you still can!!!

Jan 29 10:12

WATCH: Seattle cop pepper-sprays teacher directly in face for walking too close

Jesse Hagopian, who spoke at the event about how black lives matter, was making arrangements by cell phone with his mother to attend his son’s second birthday party when he passed a Seattle police officer screaming at passersby.

Video of the Jan. 19 incident shows the officer and some others standing at a police barricade as she orders a small, peaceful crowd – most of whom were walking past the police – to disperse.

Hagopian said officers set up a barricade with their bicycles to prevent protesters from marching, and he said some participants walked through the line – but he did not.

“Stand back, stand back,” the officer screams as she holds a canister of pepper spray.

Suddenly, as Hagopian walks past talking on his cell phone, the officer blasts pepper spray – which the video shows hits him and an unidentified woman directly in the face.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Seattle's cops are not unique "poster children" for police behaving badly in this country; this kind of out-of-control behaviour is endemic by police in our large cities, as well as small towns.

Jan 29 09:59

Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’.

The leak of the EU draft negotiating proposal dated January 23rd makes unmistakably clear that the EU is seeking a very ambitious chapter that strengthens the role of business in future regulatory legislation possibly via a new institution, the Regulatory Cooperation Body (RCB). Its role would be to coordinate the process of regulatory coherence between the US and the EU and would effectively limit policy space and sideline the public and civil organisations.

Jan 29 09:44

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and leaked to journalists, showed much more oversight was needed over Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Jan 29 09:33

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

Just when it seemed that the crackdown on free speech in France could not get worse, French police today questioned a second grader on suspicion of “defending terrorism.”

Jan 29 09:33

Comcast Renames Man ‘Asshole Brown’ After He Tries to Cancel Cable

Comcast probably doesn’t relish being one of those companies that many Americans love to hate. But sometimes, the cable giant makes this way too easy.

Consider the case of Ricardo Brown. After Brown’s wife had a disagreement with the cable company recently, Comcast started sending him monthly statements under the name “Asshole Brown.”

The disagreement happened when Brown’s wife Lisa tried to cancel her cable. She got referred to one of the company’s dreaded “retention specialists,” who apparently didn’t like being told “no,” as Lisa Brown told the blogger Christopher Elliott, who first reported the story.

“I was never rude,” she told Elliott. “It could have been that person was upset because I didn’t take the offer.”

Jan 29 09:32

The State Will Always Be The Biggest Danger

The state will always be the greatest danger to peace and prosperity, but they would rather have you believe it’s a non-existent “blizzard”.

Jan 29 09:17

Resident: Did Lower Merion police profile snow shovelers?

Lower Merion police are investigating a resident's concerns after police stopped and questioned two snow shovelers in Wynnewood, apparently because they lacked permits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You need a permit to shovel snow?!?

Jan 29 08:54

Shooting Itself in the Foot By Andrew P. Napolitano

snips: There was and is no such category in American law as enemy combatant. The Bush administration made it up from historical terminology. But the post-9/11 era was a fearful time, and most folks accepted Bush’s unconstitutional stripping of rights from detained persons as a route to safety. Al-Marri would soon be stripped of more than his rights, and that would lead to less safety for the rest of us.
[...] Yet, the courts have been loath to interfere with any president’s execution of foreign policy, no matter its apparent lawlessness. The courts permitted Abraham Lincoln to use troops to rob American banks, rape American women, and burn state and federal courthouses; they permitted Woodrow Wilson to prosecute those who sang German beer hall songs in public during World War I; and they permitted FDR to execute unsuccessful German saboteurs in the U.S. without any meaningful trial.

Jan 29 08:51

Don't Tell My Mother i'm in Iran - it was banned on youtube (but another copy has appeared)


A Documentary that Shows Hidden Facts On One of the Most Mysterious Countries in the World. If this copy gets yanked from YouTube, watch it HERE.

Jan 29 08:47

Clash Over Sanctions: Syriza Opposes Sanctions on Russia, Calls Them "Neocolonial Bulimia"; Negotiation Rules

snip: In regards to EU sanctions, 1 vote out of 28 can kill the deal. That's a lot of leverage, especially when 27 on the other side want something from you. What are they willing to offer in return?

In contrast, when it comes to bailouts, Greece is outvoted by a huge margin, perhaps 18-1 within the Eurozone block. In this case, Greece desperately wants something from the other 18 instead of the other 27 wanting something from Greece.

The only way to negotiate when it's 18-1 against you (and you are the one who needs something) is to have some leverage. If Syriza teamed up with To Potami and agreed to sanctions, Tsipras may as well put all his cards on the table saying "here, take the ones you like".

Jan 29 08:46

Hollywood uses ‘American Sniper’ to destroy history & create myth

The moral depravity into which the US is sinking is shown by American Sniper glorifying the exploits of a racist killer receiving six Oscar nominations, whereas ‘Selma’ depicting Martin Luther King’s struggle against racism has been largely ignored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We saw the same thing back in 2010 when the pro-war movie "Hurt Locker" won six Oscars while the anti-corporate-war "Avatar" was ignored.

Of course, being in the industry, I learned that the Oscars are driven by politics and money when Stargate was removed from the nominations by the Academy's "Blue Ribbon Committee" to clear the way for "Speed" to win the Oscar for visual effects.

Jan 29 08:14

Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times

The Sterling case – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell him something we want kept secret, we will spare no effort to destroy you.

Jan 29 07:35

President of Soros Founded Economic Institute Says Global Elite In Panic Mode

It wasn't that long ago that Wall Street legend Barton Briggs told super rich to buy farms away from megacities and stock up on food and guns. Many plans have been put forward such as floating cities and armed luxury vessels that will be deployed international waters to keep the 'brigands at bay'. The average working family have surely noticed the price of food and other goods rising but the neo-aristocracy have technocrats and economic forecasters at their disposal and they know the ledge. I wonder how many degenerate French nobility escaped the guillotine? Destabilizing paranoia is rife among the rich but the Soros-backed INET must have some interesting revelations that they won't share with the rest of us.

Jan 29 07:28

USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics

Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots have been exhaustively shown to be based on no science whatsoever -- with vaccine manufacturers openly admitting there are no clinical trials to show they even work -- the rabid vaccine pushers are unveiling their end game: throw vaccine resistors in prison.

Jan 28 17:58

Me, Myself, and I : Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in 33 Minutes

The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 118 times in the short 33-minute speech, touching on injustices in the United States and in his own personal life.

Jan 28 17:47

Senator Rand Paul re-introduces ‘Audit the Fed’ bill

Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit.

Jan 28 17:23

Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

Jan 28 17:17

Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. -- The outstanding question remains: what purview is it of government to act as people’s trash nanny?

Jan 28 16:59

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons

In response to increasing police militarization in the US, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

Jan 28 16:54

Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none.

VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts.

Jan 28 16:50

Exclusive: Gray State Project "Going Dark for Now"

Ben Swann conducts an exclusive interview with actor and co-creator of "Gray State" Danny Mason about the death of David Crowley and the future of the Gray State Movie project

Jan 28 16:03

The saddest thing in the world is not poverty; it's loss of dignity

In a much-awaited report released at the end of last year, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon set out his vision for after the millennium development goals expire this year. At its heart, and in its title, is the word “dignity”.

It is not uncommon for “dignity” to be rolled out in the opening salvo of UN documents, but it is a concept seldom contemplated in depth. In this report, it is used as a title to gather the goals aimed at tackling poverty and inequality under one more manageable theme – those at the bottom of the economic ladder lack dignity, and it is the job of the rest of the world to help give it to them.

But that is actually a very limited interpretation of a word that, if understood properly, could mean fundamental changes to our ways of working, and the overall story we are trying to tell. The thing about dignity, and the reason it is a transformational concept, is that it knows no social, economic, gender or ethnic barriers.

Jan 28 16:01

YouTube staff too swamped to filter out all terror-related content

YET FOR SOME REASON IT HAS THE TIME TO BLOCK ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS every chance it gets!?

Jan 28 15:54

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Obama’s Immigration Actions

A larger number of Americans oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration than support it, according to a new survey. Among blue-collar workers, the opposition is even more stark.

Jan 28 15:44

DOJ’s Attempt To Turn 4th Amendment Into A ‘Useless Piece Of Paper’ Called Out By Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court’s recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win — like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) — there’s been a loss — the court’s granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. North Carolina), as long as the mistake is determined to be “objectively reasonable.”

Jan 28 15:31

Department of Homeland Security Relaunches “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter feed, the agency has relaunched its campaign to involve citizens in tracking down and reporting terrorists.

Jan 28 15:18

One in five U.S. children now rely on food stamps- Census data

The number of children in the United States relying on food stamps for a meal spiked to 16 million last year, according federal data, signaling a lopsided economic recovery in which lower income families are still lagging behind.

Jan 28 15:13

Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

Jan 28 14:16

Officer Spared Jail for Stealing Nude Photos of Arrested Women

A former California Highway Patrol officer who secretly sent himself and his colleagues nude photos of arrested women from their cell phones will spend three years on probation but will be spared jail time.

Jan 28 13:39

New bill proposes a ban on body armor

A new bill has been introduced to the House which could make civilian ownership of body armor illegal.

The bill, called the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, would strip the right of civilians to purchase or own body armor. The bill reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own or possess enhanced body armor.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States Supreme Court ruled in United States vs Miller that the Second Amendment reserves to the American people the same arms as used by the military. That has to include defensive arms, i.e. body armor.

This law supposedly targets Type III body armor, but there is no clear definition of what that really means, and most body armor is not labeled as to type. Enforcement of the law becomes dependent on the mood of the arresting officer. Also, for those who already own body armor (I have some with "PRESS" on it) there should be a grandfather clause, but this bill does not include that, making such a ban an ex post facto law, which is prohibited by the Constitution.

Jan 28 13:29

Rand Paul: I’d shoot a drone out of the sky

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN on Wednesday that if a drone flies over his house, “they better beware, because I’ve got a shotgun.”

Jan 28 13:24

Surrendering Liberty America’s Fatal Freedom Apathy by JAMES BOVARD

snip: How many Americans want government to leave them alone compared to the number of people who value government primarily as a means to forcibly live at someone else’s expense? Almost half of Americans are now receiving some type of benefit from the government. Federal programs create legions of political pawns that rulers can mobilize to perpetuate their own power. When people see voting as a meal ticket, then they will have no concern about limiting the power of their benefactors.

Jan 28 13:16

Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer

The left says “yes, early and often.” And the right says “only in the right circumstances.” Unsurprisingly, both left and right are completely off — stimulus is the quickest way to impoverish an economy.

Jan 28 13:07

Americans hate the federal government now more than ever

If you have to deal with the federal government — be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS — prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.

Jan 28 12:40

FLASHBACK 2008 - Bush Signs Bill To Take All Newborns' DNA

President Bush last week signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. within six months, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with all the computers the government can buy with your money, the reality is that they do not save all three billion pieces of your DNA. DNA taken from a person is distilled down to a much simpler form, using 13 "standard" STR loci selected by the FBI for CODIS, which is the National DNA database. This severe reduction leads to individuals having matching DNA profiles in the database! For a full and complete profile, each American is estimated to match 20 other Americans. For partial, or incomplete profiles, which are the norm for degraded DNA collected at a crime scene, the number of innocent matches jumps into the 100s! And if the crime scene DNA is actually a mixture of multiple individuals, the probability of a false conviction becomes large enough to be of concern.

But the propaganda is that DNA is infallible, and while that may be true for proving that a suspect was not at the scene of a crime, it is far from true for DNA results indicating guilt. This is over and above the well-documented history of the FBI crime lab falsifying their lab results.

Jan 28 12:09

Democrats who wrote Obamacare tell Supreme Court to reject lawsuit

The congressional Democrats involved in writing the Affordable Care Act told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intended for consumers in all states to be eligible for subsidies, and they argue that the law they drafted reflects that intention.

Opponents have challenged the Obama administration’s enforcement of the law, arguing that it only allows subsidies to be paid in states that set up their own exchanges, but not to customers in most of the country who use the federal exchange.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "Yes, it's a flustercluck, but we meant well, so leave it alone!"

Jan 28 11:52

Washington will do whatever it can to stop BRICS, maintain power - economist

Jan 28 10:36

TSA Plans to Remove Social Media Screening From Airport Security Proposal

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it was going to remove social media and purchase history screening from an updated amendment to the proposal concerning the security control at airports.

MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told Sputnik on Tuesday that it plans to remove social media and purchase history screening from its proposal concerning the security control at airports.

"The line on social media and purchase history was inadvertently included in this request for proposal (RFP), and will be removed in an updated amendment to the solicitation. All proposals will be evaluated for privacy and civil liberties risks," a TSA press officer said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see if the final wording includes - or does not include - this language about social media posts, and purchasing activity.

I have made no bones about what I think of the TSA (tourist suppression agency) here on this blog.

And for all the crotch groping and downright thievery from passengers, to date, this group of individuals has not caught one single baddie, determined to do us harm.

The agency exists NOT to protect Americans, but to badger the American people into unthinking acceptance of governmental authority.

And note just how quickly the American character has morphed from "the land of the free...and the home of the brave" to "the land of the cowed...and the home of the surveilled."

Jan 28 10:19

The spreading alchemy of central bank money-printing

Two years ago, I sat in the hushed fortress of the Bank of England, listening to one of its secretive boffins, a languid fellow named Paul Fisher, explain the creation and meaning of money.

He reached into his wallet and fished out a 10-pound note.

This note is worth 10 pounds, he said, because you and I and all the people walking around on the streets out there believe it's worth 10 pounds.

That's it. That's the only reason it has any value beyond the intrinsic value of the paper and ink itself. It's all about trust and belief.

Jan 28 10:15

BEX ALERT - Russian spy cell in New York 'plotted Wall Street meltdown': Men tried to crash high-frequency radio messages used for trading

Russian spies operating a cell in New York were trying to find ways to cause an economic meltdown, according to court documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, if I understand this right, when the US economy collapses, which now seems inevitable, it won't be because of decades of Wall Street fraud and Washington DC corruption, it won't be the trillions in unregulated derivatives hanging over the top banks, it won't be the debt created by a ponzi-scheme private central bank issuing all of the public currency as a loan at interest; oh no, no, no, no, no, NO, it will be an eeeeeeevil plot by the Russians!

And if you believe THAT one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Jan 28 09:16

America Unites Against the 1%

Black, white, hispanic; middle class, working poor and veterans; from the streets of Detroit to the mountains of West Virginia, Americans are waking up and beginning to understand the need to unite against the scourge we call the 1%.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THAT is what they are most afraid of, which is why we get all this fanning of racial tension by the government across the nation.

Jan 28 09:15

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from Congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Late last year, the FBI cut the ribbon on its one billion dollar biometrics database, called Next Generation Identification. Since NGI’s official launch, state and local law enforcement officials have been encouraged to submit face prints, fingerprints, retina scans, photos of tattoos and scars, and DNA collected from people nationwide to the FBI’s central database. Those state and local officials can also search against the FBI’s biometrics store, if they want to identify someone. With NGI in full operation, the scary future of Minority Report infamy takes a giant leap forward into the world of non-fiction.

Jan 28 08:51

Americans' satisfaction with the federal government is at an all-time low

If you have to deal with the federal government - be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS - prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.

According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low (at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007). The federal government now scores a 64.4 out of 100 in terms of satisfaction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously doubt it is even that high!

Jan 28 08:45

GLOBAL DRUG TRADE GETS MORE EFFICIENT, DEFIES US WAR ON DRUGS, REVOLT BUILDS IN LATIN AMERICA

As is now common global knowledge, on September 26, 2014, two buses ferrying student activists through the small city of Iguala, Guerrero, were stopped by a motley crew of police officers and narco foot soldiers and sprayed indiscriminately with machine-gun fire, allegedly on the orders of the city’s narco mayor and his wife. Six students were killed in the one-sided shoot out and another 43 were kidnapped in the ensuing chaos. Almost exactly four months later, the students are still missing.

Jan 28 08:33

YOUTUBE CENSORING VIDEOS AGAIN! Anwar Al Awlaki Terrorist? Or Pentagon / CIA Asset? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Jan 28 08:31

UK govt ‘gags & intimidates’ charities that criticize austerity policies

British charities say they have been targeted in a “subtle” yet “menacing” fashion by prominent political figures for publicly criticizing the coalition’s austerity policies. Others are silenced by gagging clauses in government contracts.

Jan 28 08:29

Sayed Hasan Nasrallah denounces the repression in Bahrain

I call on everyone not to take part in this intimidation campaign and not to try to intimidate people: nobody can guarantee that no operation will take place here or there. This can happen in any country, whether France, Britain or Europe, all these countries are now in a state of emergency.

Jan 28 08:25

THE FBI’S PLAN TO COLLECT EVERYONE’S DNA JUST GOT A HUGE BOOST FROM CONGRESS

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Jan 28 08:23

CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents

Under Levitation, analysts with the electronic eavesdropping service can access information on about 10 to 15 million uploads and downloads of files from free websites each day, the document says.

Jan 28 08:12

CIA illegally involved with US politics

This former Minnesota governor has testified that the CIA interrogated and meddled in his affairs upon him taking
office.

Jesse Ventura says many of the agents refused to answer his questions and refused to explain why they were violating their mission statement and getting involved with domestic affairs.

What is the CIA really trying to accomplish?

Jan 28 08:06

Russia Counters US Big Lies with Hard Truths

US Big Lies proliferate with disturbing regularity. Obama is a notorious serial liar. His January 20 State of the Union address the latest example.

A previous article said it combined demagogic rubbish, duplicitous boilerplate, pure fantasy, colossal arrogance, and a contemptible assertion of US supremacy.

Jan 28 08:01

Koch Brothers Prepared To Unleash Nearly $1Bn Leading Up To 2016 Election

Conservative American oligarchic industrialists Charles and David Koch plan to raise $889 million to spend on political operations ahead of the 2016 election. The sum would be more than twice as much as the Koch network spent during the 2012 election.

Jan 28 04:44

Israeli Group Says Military Attacks on Palestinian Homes Appeared to Violate Law

***The group, B’Tselem, which is identified with the Israeli left and focuses on human rights issues in Gaza and in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, said it had investigated 70 cases in which more than 600 Palestinians were killed inside homes, a majority of them — children, women and men over the age of 60 — considered unlikely to have been involved in the fighting.

Jan 28 04:10

Israel Fires Into Lebanon After Missile Strikes Vehicle

An anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border on Wednesday, the Israeli military said. Lebanese security officials said Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon.

Jan 27 20:39

European counter-terror plan involves blanket collection of passengers’ data

A new European commission counter-terror plan will require the blanket collection and storage for up to five years of personal data records of all passengers flying in and out of Europe, the Guardian can reveal.

Civil liberty campaigners say the revised European passenger name record plan – in the aftermath of the Paris attacks – breaches a recent European court of justice ruling that blanket collection of personal data without detailed safeguards is a severe incursion on personal privacy.

The European commission plan to be published on Wednesday would require 42 separate pieces of information on every passenger flying in and out of Europe, including their bank card details, home address and meal preferences such as halal, to be stored on a central database for up to five years for access by the police and security services.

Jan 27 19:34

SOARING DOLLAR SENDS WALL STREET INTO SPIN

Blue-chip Wall Street stocks saw sharp falls on Tuesday after a string of weak results showed the pressure US multinationals are coming under from a stronger dollar and subdued global growth.

Jan 27 19:27

Cop “Well Known for Drugging & Raping Women” is Still a Licensed Police Officer

A Pine Lawn cop with nearly a decade of complaints, police reports, warrant filings, and testimonies against him, isn’t facing any charges and gets to maintain his license as a police officer.

Jan 27 19:26

The Noose Tightens on Europe

How short the memory. How empty the rhetoric. Just weeks after the largest outpouring of support for “free speech” that Europe has witnessed in recent decades, genuine free speech in Europe finds itself lined up opposite a Jewish firing squad. The Guardian reports that European Jewish leaders, backed by a host of former EU heads of state and government, are preparing to call for pan-European legislation outlawing ‘anti-Semitism.’

Jan 27 18:19

Federal Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor a Crime Punishable by 10 Years in Prison

Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.

Representative Mike Honda (D-CA) has introduced a bill for consideration of the new Congress which would prohibit the ownership of certain types of body armor for civilians.

H.R. 378 would make it a crime to own Type III body armor which would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Yeah, 10 years in prison.

Jan 27 17:47

Meet the People Who Want Obama to Repeal the Bill of Rights

Meet the Americans who want Obama to repeal the Bill of Rights in order to keep the country safe from terrorists. Political prankster Mark Dice asks Obama supporters if they would support Obama’s plan to repeal the Bill of Rights to protect Americans from terrorists.

Jan 27 17:45

Federal Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor a Crime Punishable by 10 Years in Prison

Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.

Jan 27 17:03

Koch Brothers to Spend Nearly a BILLION DOLLARS on the 2016 Presidential Election

Who says you can't buy politics?

Wait, that's right, no one says that. Ever. Especially not in America where 91% of the time, the candidate with the most money (not who does the best job, who has the best policies or who even gives the most charismatic speeches) wins.

Face it. We live in a country where billionaires like Bill Gates are buying and pushing vaccines and a hearty population control agenda, Warren Buffett is testing out multi-million dollar smart grid enslavement, George Soros buys pretty much everything including civil unrest by the millions, and Michael Bloomberg is buying gun control legislation.

Sure, the elite can bet on and essentially buy whatever they want, from horse races to presidential elections, but why should we consent to being governed by the elite's tool of choice when it's quite obvious (and has been for some time) our elections are a paid-for sham and we have little say in the matter whether we vote or not?

Jan 27 16:36

Montana Lawmaker Wants to Protect Journalists From Government Snooping

A bill introduced in Montana’s House Judiciary Committee would bar state government agencies from accessing digital servers to get reporters’ notes.

Jan 27 16:26

Double Standard: CIA Leaks and Planted News Stories

CIA has controlled corporate news media for decades -- On Monday, a former CIA employee, Jeffrey Sterling, was convicted of giving classified information to a New York Times reporter.

Jan 27 16:18

Facebook admits censoring posts and comments about political corruption

The social media giant, Facebook, is currently censoring certain postings and comments by members in countries that object to certain content, the latest being Turkey. A Turkish high court ruled that members' posts and comments on insult the Prophet Muhammad and are offensive to followers of Islam, according to news reports on Monday.

Jan 27 15:47

Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones

British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, including location, app preferences, and unique device identifiers, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Jan 27 15:44

Frm Canadian Minister Of Defense Talks About Banker Takeover of Canada

Jan 27 15:38

WOW! LAPD Cop Lauded by Michelle Obama & Invited To D.C. Was Among People Listed As Grievances in Christopher Dorner's Manifesto!

Retired LAPD Segeant Cheryl Dorsey, a speaker, author and police expert, has laid the smackdown on the LAPD and Captain Phil Tingirides and his wife LAPD Sergeant Emada Tingrides, whom Michelle Obama invited to the State of The Union Speech last week.
Tingirides, it turns out, was a key player in the series of events that eventually led to the Chris Dorner disaster of 2013! In 2008, Capt. Tingirides chaired the three-member Board of Rights panel that upheld the firing of former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner. In his manifesto, Dorner had pointed out that "Capt. Phil Tingirides was a personal friend of Teresa Evans from when he was her supervisor at Harbor Station. That is a clear conflict of interest and I made my argument for his removal early and was denied."

Jan 27 14:01

Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

On January 23, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare, will begin a three-month jail sentence in federal prison for a protest against drones (also known as “unmanned aerial vehicles”) at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. I had a chance to interview her before she had to turn herself in.

Jan 27 13:38

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time DEA spy program

The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned as a further official exercise to build a database on people’s lives.

The Drug Enforcement Administration was monitoring license plates on a “massive” scale, giving rise to “major civil liberties concerns”, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday night, citing DEA documents obtained under freedom of information.

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My wife and I spotted a new type of camera watching traffic near our home.

Jan 27 13:30

Is The US Preparing To Blame The Next Market Crash On "Russian Spies" And HFT?

On the surface this sounds like your plain vanilla diplomatic escalation, in which a lowly spy, or rather alleged spy, is exposed to show the displeasure of the host regime toward the opposing country, an action which will surely result, within 24-48 hours, in a comparable arrest of a US spy in Russia.

And yet, reading through the complaint we were dumbfounded when we encountered the following exchange:

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What the US is calling espionage looks like market research or journalism to me. It';s not like this Russia was video-taping 9-11 and cheering as the buildings came down!

Jan 27 13:14

Police State: Your Home Appliances Will Soon Be Remotely Controlled by the Government

The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.

UK utility company Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. (which is owned by mega-billionaire Warren Buffett) is cooperating with Siemens AG towards a planned test of a smart grid which will be able, according to Bloomberg.com, “to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.

Jan 27 13:00

Israel’s US envoy: PM’s planned Congress speech ‘a sacred duty’

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer defended on Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before the US Congress on March 3, just two weeks before Israeli national elections, saying it was the prime minister’s “sacred duty” to present his stance on Iran — a stance sharply at odds with the Obama administration.

Read more: Israel's US envoy: PM's planned Congress speech 'a sacred duty' | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-us-envoy-pms-planned-congress-spe...
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Go 'sacred' in your own country, Bibi!

Jan 27 12:47

FBI Creating New Extremists Instead of Dismantling Existing Terror Cells

Instead of countering homegrown terrorism threats, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is cultivating new ones, reveals a documentary entitled (T)ERROR.

"Since 9/11, as Human Rights Watch and others have documented, the FBI has routinely used paid informants not to capture existing terrorists, but to cultivate them," an op-ed devoted to the documentary release states, published in partnership with the Sundance Institute and the Guardian.

Jan 27 12:23

United Against Galloway

The BBC is under attack yet again by some Jewish ‘community leaders’ and their caretakers within British politics. This time the British broadcast dared to invite a British MP to participate in the primetime TV show, Question Time.

The Ultra Zionist Jewish Chronicle reports today: “The BBC has been attacked for its decision to invite anti-Israel MP George Galloway to appear on a Question Time panel in Finchley, north-west London.”

Apparently, Mr. Galloway, renown for his sharp criticism of Israel, will be part of the program filmed in the parliamentary constituency with the country’s largest Jewish population next week.

In typical shameless Israeli stooge behaviour, Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer said the BBC’s invitation to the respected MP was “deliberately provocative,” as if intellectual or political provocation were necessarily a bad thing.

Jan 27 09:32

Video: Matt Apuzzo on the conviction of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

joined by phone to talk about the conviction of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for leaking classified information of an operation to deter Iran’s nuclear program to New York Times reporter and author James Risen

Jan 27 09:25

Motorists could be forced to pay to drive 'by the kilometre' on British roads under plans being drawn up by Brussels

Motorists could be forced to pay to drive ‘by the kilometre’ on British roads under plans being drawn up by bureaucrats in Brussels.

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said she was working on plans for an EU-wide road toll scheme in order to standardise charges across the continent.

The scheme would require every car to be fitted with an electronic device containing a satellite receiver that would record the distance travelled and bill the motorist accordingly.

Jan 27 09:09

Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day

“‘I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,’” Chomsky said, quoting Kyle. “‘Savage, despicable, evil — that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was really no other way to describe what we encountered there.’”

Jan 27 09:08

How did this man die, and where did his hands go?

You may be aware of CIA involvement in Hollywood, but how deep does it run?

Supposedly, Devore had a plan to release a screen play which would take the cat out of the bag on the real reason for the American invasion of Panama in 1989.

He was found dead in his car with no hands.

Among other strange circumstances of his death, the hands which were recovered have been detected as being at least 200 years old.

Jan 27 08:58

Economic Recovery? Really Mister President

Doc Vega posted a blog post

Jan 27 08:48

Cops Kidnapping Random People Off the Street, Forcing them to Be Jurors

Eau Claire County, Wisconsin – According to multiple recent media reports, Eau Claire County police officers were sent out onto the street to select people at random and forcibly take them in for jury duty.

Jan 27 08:23

It's not a race issue, it's a criminal justice issue.

Rep Johnson (D-GA) re-introduces bill that requires the appointment of a special prosecutor, whenever a police officer kills an individual:

Grand Jury Reform Act

THE GROWING USE OF EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE
C-SPAN Washington Journal Video

Jan 27 08:02

As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes

Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas,

Jan 27 03:15

Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry’s most popular mobile apps could put officers’ lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked.

Jan 27 03:15

Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 25 times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents COMBINED

And Obama Is Arguably More Hostile Towards The Press Than Any President In History

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined.

This administration has also obtained much longer jail sentences against whistleblowers than previous presidents.

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Jan 27 03:09

The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck

The TSA is disappointed that so few Americans have opted out of its bottle-tossing, package-groping screenings by signing up for its PreCheck program. For a few years now, the TSA has been selling travelers’ civil liberties back to them, most recently for $85 a head, but it’s now making a serious push to increase participation. The TSA can’t do it alone, so it’s accepting bids on its PreCheck expansion proposal

Jan 26 21:40

Obamacare program costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance, says bombshell budget report

the costs of obamacare keep on rising for both policy members and taxpayers (even people who receive subsidies will see their co-pays go up)

Jan 26 17:10

TRAVEL BAN

Mass Governor Issues Travel Ban
Charlie Baker tells everyone to stay off the roads during this monstrous snow storm.

Jan 26 14:32

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts

A jury found CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is guilty of all charges against him, according to RT’s Manuel Rapalo at the Virginia courthouse. The government accused Sterling of illegally revealing classified information about a mission.

Jan 26 13:56

THE SAUDI PALACE COUP

King Abdullah’s writ lasted all of 12 hours. Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. Its a palace coup in all but name.

Jan 26 13:52

Freedom, Where Are You? Not in America or Europe

When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss franc shot up. As in the US, quantitative easing (QE) serves to enrich the already rich. It has no other purpose.

Jan 26 13:37

“Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution”

I must begin with an apology—that I’ve provided readers with such a confusing title to have to digest. It sounds like the sort of title that would be created by some committee. Or worse, by a group of governments that are trying very hard to conceal the purpose of some especially nefarious agreement that they’ve just colluded on.

Well, as luck would have it, that’s just what it is. The “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution” agreement is the title of a decision that was reached by the G20 countries, to approve an across-the-board Cyprus-style bail-in.

Jan 26 11:50

Downsize Democracy for 40 Years, Here's What You Get: New signs civilization is veering towards collapse

Theoretically, of course, neoliberalism says the state should not intervene in the efficient functioning of the market -- resulting in prosperity for everyone. But the theory, according to neoliberalism authority David Harvey, was simply hijacked by the elites to fleece the system -- bailing out the financial sector with trillions of taxpayers' dollars and failing to re-regulate, while gutting labour and environmental regulation. Government actions reveal neoliberalism as "more of a practical attempt to restore elite class power than as a theoretical project driven by the works of [Friedrich von] Hayek or Friedman."

The NASA study is not optimistic about our chances of avoiding eventual collapse given the failure of other civilizations, saying "collapse is difficult to avoid.... Elites grow and consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society."

Warnings go unheeded. The NASA reports says "historical collapses were allowed to occur by elites who appear to be oblivious to the catastrophic trajectory (most clearly apparent in the Roman and Mayan cases)."

Jan 26 11:25

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

Just 10 percent of Americans own 91 percent of the nation’s stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a “middle class” that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60 percent is almost entirely shut out (Table 2).

Stock owners, some of whom made billions of dollars last year, can defer their income taxes indefinitely, pay a reduced capital gains tax when they decide to cash in, or pass on the capital gains tax-free to their heirs.

Making money is all a game to the super-rich — redistribution toward the top, trickle-down delusions, tax avoidance, and even, for some of them, dabbling in criminal activities. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said, “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…It’s a game we play…I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”

Jan 26 11:05

PLAN C: THE TOP SECRET COLD WAR PLAN FOR MARTIAL LAW IN THE USA

Michael from Muckrock sez, "Starting on April 19, 1956, the federal government practiced and planned for a near-doomsday scenario known as Plan C. When activated, Plan C would have brought the United States under marshal law, rounded up over ten thousand individuals connected to 'subversive' organizations, implemented a censorship board, and prepared the country for life after nuclear attack. There was no Plan A or B."

Jan 26 10:41

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

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BUMP TO THE TOP

This is three and a half hours long, so you may want to bookmark this and watch it in sections, but it is worth it, as it confirms much of what I wrote in "All Wars are Bankers' Wars!"

UPDATE: Once I started watching this, I could not stop. I took a break at the half-way point, but wound up watching it all the way through!

Jan 26 10:09

Negative Interest: A ticking time bomb

Many Americans have been predicting this for well over a decade, but it appears the big axe is finally set to swing at America. Amidst a spate of global currency moves causing seismic shifts in global assets, military conflicts are fast enveloping the planet. An increasingly dysfunctional US government struggles over war with Iran, which incidentally just dumped the dollar, in a domestic environment that is steeped in racism, police brutality and irrational fear without end. Our water supply is being swiftly contaminated, all over the country, by fracking. And above all, corruption and lies are being exposed on the internet at breakneck speed, making it painfully obvious, to even the most political clueless, that something terribly wrong is about to happen.

Jan 26 09:52

New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two attacks by converts to Islam last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.

Harper said the new laws will be put before Parliament next Friday.

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