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Dec 19 08:05

Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, no plans to use it for now

US President Barack Obama has signed a bill that will allow the White House to levy further economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, though the Administration has said it has no immediate plans to introduce them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama claimed there were going to be no American boots on the ground in this third invasion of Iraq. Then there were going to be boots on the ground but they would not be in combat. Now they are in Combat. Obama will activate the new sanctions against Russia at the moment he thinks they will cause the most damage.

Dec 19 07:25

Oakland police: We had no idea CHP officers dressed as protesters

An undercover California Highway Patrol officer points a gun at a crowd of protesters and photographers

Dec 19 07:23

Missouri Attorney General Sues 13 St. Louis County municipalities Over 'Predatory' Traffic Fines

alleging they violate a Missouri law that limits revenue from traffic fines

Dec 19 07:22

Shocking New video has surfaced showing an NYPD officer beating 12-year-old

“This is not a war. This is a 12-year-old kid." That phrase, overheard in the above video, sums up why it's so shocking.

[Warning: The video clip is violent and may be difficult to watch.]

Dec 19 07:17

Journalist sues over arrest at protest in Ferguson, Missouri

also accuses police of defaming him by announcing his arrest on Twitter

Dec 19 07:07

Missouri Homeschool Family Sues After Home Raid

Although the prosecutor at the Hagan’s criminal trial offered evidence that the Hagans’ home was unsafe, the trial court judge ultimately concluded that even if all the evidence was viewed in the light most favorable to the state, the alleged conditions of the home still did not give rise to exigent circumstances which would have permitted the officers to enter the Hagan home, and remove the Hagan children, without prior judicial authorization.

Dec 18 21:53

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief Erik Prince to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities

The former head of U.S. security company Blackwater USA, Erik Prince, was hired by South Sudan to help repair damaged oil facilities and boost output cut by a year of civil war. Prince’s Frontier Services Group Ltd. (500), a Hong Kong-listed logistics and transportation company, is being paid 18.7 million euros ($23.3 million) by South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum to transport supplies and perform maintenance on production facilities at the oil fields, Chief Executive Officer Gregg Smith said by phone from New York yesterday. About 30 employees including pilots, engineers and logistics technicians have been using helicopters and airplanes to reach South Sudan’s oil fields since September, Smith said.

Dec 18 15:11

Rick Perry One-Ups Both Rand & Jeb, Does Crazy-Dance With Rabbis In the Street For Hanukkah

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is trying, and has succeeded, to 'out-kosher' both Rand Paul and Jeb Bush combined, in his apparent preparations of bid for the 2016 GOP presidential primary.

Dec 18 13:40

Right when the CIA started torturing people, Congress passed a law that said we would Invade the Netherlands if any US Citizen was tried in the International Criminal Court

ASPA authorizes the U.S. president to use "all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court".

Dec 18 13:24

Cop Stops Fellow Cop From Choking a Handcuffed Man, She Was Then Beaten and Fired

While killer cops get sent on paid vacations, it’s hard to imagine what one has to do to actually be fired. It turns out, the answer is be a good cop.

Dec 18 13:05

Criminals are taking a lesson from SWAT teams

Fake police officers invade home, shoot resident in the head

Dec 18 12:12

Equal Time for Torturers? Networks grant CIA time to spin report

snip: That's a mild characterization; in fact, as the Washington Post (12/9/14) showed, Hayden's 2007 Senate testimony about CIA torture was revealed to be full of distortions and evasions--from the number of prisoners held by the CIA to his claims that "punches and kicks...have never been employed" and that the "most serious injury" was bruising.

Dec 18 11:15

Thai police 'harassing' tourists on streets of Bangkok with searches, on-the-spot drug tests and heavy fines to be paid in cash

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported incidents of Australian tourists being pulled over at this busy heart of the city, and asked to show their passports.

Others have been subjected to random searches, being told to open their bags and take out their belongings – or even asked to submit a urine sample for drugs tests.

Disturbingly, there are reported cases of travellers being given on-the-spot fines that have to be paid immediately, and in cash.

Dec 18 11:14

Florida is the child abuse capital of America: Shocking map shows how 786 children have been killed while being monitored by welfare officers across the U.S. since 2008

Shocking new figures reveal Florida to be the child abuse capital of America - as 117 children were killed while being monitored by welfare officers in the state in just five years.

And a sickening map of abuse shows how at least 786 children, most under the age of four, died from violence or neglect from 2008 to 2013 in plain view of child protection authorities.

Many of them were beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger.

Dec 18 10:23

Fascism and War: Elite Tools to Crush and Kill Dissent

snip: For members of the elite like Malthus, “the system could not be the cause of poverty since they were profiting from it. The cause of poverty was the poor: there were too many of them. Therefore the solution to poverty and threatening revolutionary movements was simply to eliminate poor people and what better solution than war to kill poor people?”

Dec 18 09:14

Oil-Wise, Dollar-Foolish

Americans are all giddy about the drop in gas prices because they can’t see economic logic beyond the shadow of its immediate effect on their wallets. Little do they know that much of the nearly 1.2 quadrillion dollars of dodgy derivatives, the liability for which Citigroup masterfully managed to dump on American taxpayers and depositors recently, are riding on high oil prices, which have tanked and look as though they will remain that way for the foreseeable future. It’s almost certain that oil derivatives are soon to follow.

Dec 18 09:12

Is Europe About to Lose the Fight Against GMO’s?

“What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” – (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri)

Dec 18 08:32

NSA Firefoxed: Mozilla team-up with Tor to improve internet privacy

The internet browser Mozilla is teaming up with Tor to give internet users greater security online. The new Polaris project is designed to combat internet censorship and make NSA like intrusion’s a thing of the past.

Edward Snowden’s revelations concerning the extent of the National Security Agency’s spying on the general public, hit computer and internet enthusiasts hard. A poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the internet company Mozilla last month, found that three quarters of those surveyed feel that their personal information on the web is less secure than it was one year ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The comment in the article about the NSA not being able to find a TOR users identity is not entirely accurate. Recently it has come to light that if a user has the flash player installed on their computer, malicious code inside a flash object can detect the source IP of the request despite the onion network, which is why the current implementation of TOR recommends users not have the flash player installed. However I think that Mozilla and TOR will close that exploit (if they have not already done so).

As a general rule, everyone ought to be using anonymity tools and strong encryption, even if you do not really have anything to hide, to jam the NSA with added workload and confuse them as to who they should be looking at. For your local data protection or small-group communications, I strongly recommend investing the time to develop your own encryption methods using the code snippets in the NSA Challenge page as examples.

Dec 18 08:27

Peshawar Attack – The Empire Strikes Again

Typically, imperial powers depend on the inability of oppressed local populations to muster a unified resistance, and the most successful occupiers are skilled at exploiting the differences among the occupied. Certainly that was the story of the British Empire’s success, and its legacy of nurtured local hatreds can be seen wherever the Union Flag flew, from Muslim-Hindu hatred in Pakistan and India, to Catholic-Protestant hatred in Ireland, to, yes, Jew-Arab, hatred in modern Israel. Ancient Rome was as good at encouraging internecine resentments among the occupied as Britain ever was. - Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews – A History by James Carroll

Dec 18 08:21

NSA and EFF to square off in court over internet surveillance

A digital rights group in the United States plans to argue in federal court this week that the National Security Agency’s internet surveillance operations violate the US Constitution’s ban against unlawful searches and seizures.

Six years after the Electronic Frontier Foundation brought suit against the NSA on behalf of a former AT&T customer, Carolyn Jewel, US District Court Judge Jeffrey White for the Northern District of California will hear an EFF attorney argue on Friday for summary judgment and attest that the intelligence agency’s data collection methods breach the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment clauses intended to protect private information.

Dec 18 07:53

Like Canada’s Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

An article published in August by The New Republic said “Harper’s antagonism toward climate-change experts in his government may sound familiar to Americans,” pointing to similar deeds done by the George W. Bush Administration. That article also said that “Bush’s replacement,” President Barack Obama, “has reversed course” in this area.

Society for Professional Journalists, the largest trade association for professional journalists in the U.S., disagrees with this conclusion.

Dec 18 07:24

NBC News: ‘All Americans Microchipped by 2017?

Is NBC predicting RFID implanted in Americans in 2017 or are they the mouth piece for the beast?

If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you don’t obey!

A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this.

Dec 18 07:11

HOW YOUR THREAT MATRIX SCORE COULD LAND YOU ON THE TERMINAL “RED LIST”

Did you know that according to Daniel Freeman’s study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that paranoid thoughts are common among normally functioning people? In fact, the study concluded that some dose of paranoia is actually quite adaptive and can serve to keep us safe from danger. What is about to be presented in this article should make one paranoid for when one considers why governments in the West, particularly in the United States, spend billions of dollars to spy on our actions, words, Internet browsing habits, places visited and even our thoughts, we should all be looking under our beds.

Dec 18 07:08

For-Profit Policing

A bill introduced in the Texas legislature would do just that – giving cops credit card readers, as an adjunct to their radar detectors. Instead of just, license, registration and proof of insurance, please – it’ll be: License, registration, proof of insurance… and Visa or Mastercard, please.

And no, I am not making it up.

The bill is HB 121 and you can read all about it here. It was introduced about a month ago by a – you guessed it – “conservative” Republican. You can always count on “conservative” Republicans to bed down with law enforcement – and rape due process.

Especially if there’s a buck to be made.

Dec 18 07:06

Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine

William Engdahl
Activist Post

If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a semblance of genuine democracy of the sort thousands of ordinary Ukrainians demonstrated for on Maidan Square just one year ago vanished with the announcement by Victoria Nuland’s darling Prime Minister, “Yat” Yatsenyuk, of his new cabinet...

Dec 18 06:53

If You Do Not Have Your Assets Outside of the US Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

Jeff Berwick

The trajectory is clear. Painfully clear.

The US government is so beyond bankrupt it isn't even worth belaboring the point. We've spent the last five years here doing so.

What is more important, if you are an American who still has most of your assets inside the US, is that the walls are closing down around you at an unprecedented rate. Nearly daily the proof continues to mount...

Dec 17 20:08

Despite Backlash, Students Will Still be Subjected to Michelle O Lunch Program

Despite scores of children at public schools across the nation issuing resounding disapproval of federally-imposed school lunch rules, the much scorned Healthy Hungry Kids initiative, sponsored in large part by First Lady Michelle Obama, has managed to receive funding via Congress’s recently passed $1 trillion omnibus budget deal.

Dec 17 19:06

ObamaCare fines loom for uninsured

People without insurance are running out of time to avoid the hefty ObamaCare penalties that the IRS will be handing down in 2016.

Dec 17 17:21

Obama’s Rogue Agenda

snip: Obama is thirdworldizing America. He’s banana republicanizing it. He’s turning it into a dystopian backwater. A race to the bottom reflects official policy.

Administration policy prioritizes wealth, power and privileged interests. It lets vital popular needs go begging. Obama’s operated this way throughout his tenure.

He consigned growing millions to poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, homelessness and despair. He’s got more human wrecking in mind.

He wants US resources used for militarism, warmaking, and homeland repression. He wants ordinary people left high and dry.

Dec 17 16:53

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

This is another weapon in the Big Ag giant’s chemical arsenal that is being called yet another indiscriminate chemical that “will take agriculture back to the dark days of heavy, hazardous pesticide use that will seriously endanger human health and the environment.”

Dec 17 16:49

Cop Tases 76 Year Old Car Dealer For Driving Car With Expired Inspection Sticker

Tasers are designed to be used be police as non lethal weapons as a last resort before taking lethal action. Not anymore, apparently. Now cops in Texas use them if your car inspection sticker is out of date.

Dec 17 16:47

US Targeting Hundreds of Millions of Russian Civilians

White House officials are openly expressing happiness with their siege/war tactics that they say are throwing Russia into an economic collapse and are, as a scholar defending the siege notes, “hurting the Russian public’s ability to buy food or heat homes”. This eagerness to starve and freeze children is particularly relevant given the recent publicity of the US’s tactics of starving and freezing innocent detainees as well as people claimed to be “suspects”.

Dec 17 16:44

Freedom to Fascism Part 2 1

Dec 17 16:42

The War on Drugs Born 100 Years Ago

The War on Drugs is 100 years old today. It kills thousands of people, destroys untold number of lives, and wastes hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Plus it prevents us from using three of the most miraculous plants on the planet, even for their “legitimate” uses.

Dec 17 15:46

The Engineered Fall of the Russian Ruble

Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and destabilize the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with waging an economic war is how easily it can become a shooting war.

Dec 17 14:40

The Truth About Gun Control - Stefan Molyneux

gun control = victim disarmament

Dec 17 14:24

U.S. Declares (Currency) War On Russia

U.S. economic terrorism (i.e. the One Bank’s economic terrorism) has hit a new extreme this week. This crime syndicate has launched what can be termed nothing less than an all-out effort to destroy the economy of Russia.

Its modus operandi is, once again, currency manipulation. What is the quickest/easiest way to destroy an economy? Drive the value of its currency as close to zero as possible. The effect of such a manipulated “devaluation” is a massive explosion in inflation. And the effect of that is to make all Russians much poorer.

The economic destruction caused by this economic terrorism affects Russians, and the Russian economy on a percentage-for-percentage basis. Each percentage lower that the banksters drive the ruble with their criminal manipulation makes Russians, and the Russian economy 1% poorer.

Dec 17 13:56

Texas State Bill Will Nullify All Federal Unconstitutional Acts

Texas lawmaker Dan Flynn has introduced legislation that would invalidate within the sovereign borders of his state every act of the federal government that exceeds its constitutionally derived authority.

Dec 17 13:51

United States of Newspeak – Obama Calls Executive Orders “Presidential Memoranda” to Avoid Scrutiny and Issues Most in History

If there’s one thing we have learned about Barack Obama, it’s that he is a master of deception and absolutely loves to lie to the public. He seems to enjoy conning the plebs to such a degree, I think he actually receives blasts of dopamine every time he does it. The bigger the lie, the better the rush.

Dec 17 13:49

Police chief denies permit for anti-police brutality event

Citing public safety concerns, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris on Tuesday denied a special event permit application for an anti-police brutality march planned to start at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the Lakota Nation Invitational on Friday afternoon.

Dec 17 13:27

THE GREEN GOONS WANT TO CONVERT YOUR GRANDMOTHERS REMAINS INTO EARTH FRIENDLY SOYLENT SNACKS

Why use precious real estate to bury your beloved family members when these grotesque inhuman dirt bags will convert them into fertilizer. This is going beyond the extremes, will you remember your precious family whenever you pull vegetables from their corpses? How can someone even try to bring this idea to fruition? Anyone in their right mind who has a shred of humanity left might get violent when you bring your 'concept' to them at the local town hall.

Dec 17 12:30

Leave Us All Alone! We Can’t Breathe!

snip: We are the serfs. The government is the master. The cops kill people because they can. The CIA kills and tortures people because it can. We all know that nothing will happen to any of them.

Is the solution better soldiers and better cops? Better training? More secrecy? More efficient chokeholds?

No, the solution is to dismantle all the destructive policies both here and abroad that serve as the justification for soldiers and law-enforcement personnel to harass people, eat out their substance, abuse them, torture them, and kill them. The solution is to dismantle the entire welfare-state, warfare-state way of life that is alien to our heritage of liberty. When that happens, we won’t need so many soldiers or cops.

Dec 17 11:56

U.S. TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims By Glenn Greenwald

snip: Whenever America is forced to confront its heinous acts, the central strategy is to disappear the victims, render them invisible. That’s what robs them of their humanity: it’s the process of dehumanization. That, in turns, is what enables American elites first to support atrocities, and then, when forced to reckon with them, tell themselves that - despite some isolated and well-intentioned bad acts – they are still really good, elevated, noble, admirable people. It’s hardly surprising, then, that a Washington Post/ABC News poll released this morning found that a large majority of Americans believe torture is justified even when you call it “torture.” Not having to think about actual human victims makes it easy to justify any sort of crime.

Dec 17 10:27

Ferguson residents torn over property destruction

Members of the Ferguson, Mo. community are reflecting on the violence that shook the St. Louis suburb just over one week ago. Despite having no connection to the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown, multiple businesses were burned, and some residents are torn over the legitimacy of these actions.

Dec 17 09:28

Utah Demands Feds Surrender Lands by Dec. 31

With the federal government engaged in a de facto unconstitutional occupation of some two thirds of Utah’s territory, citizens of the state and their elected representatives have had just about enough. So, on December 31, the State of Utah is formally demanding that Washington, D.C., relinquish control over more than 30 million acres of valuable land currently controlled by various federal bureaucracies.

Dec 17 09:03

LAPD Asking the Public To Take A Quick Survey About Their New 'Cop-Cam' Program

After announcing the LAPD 'body camera program' at a press conference yesterday and tweeting several positive remarks about the program, the LAPD and Chief Charlie Beck are asking the public to take an 'LAPD Body Camera Survey.' I for one think cop-cams are a great idea and encourage the public to take the survey. If you agree, let the LAPD you support their decision, which is a good step towards accountability!

Dec 17 09:02

Cleveland Police Union Thug Cop-splains Blue Privilege William Norman Grigg

All murders by cop are 'do' process

Dec 17 08:38

False Flag Alert Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine:
It is well planned that Poroshenko in the next 10 days proclaims martial law for the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. It is probably pushed by the right sector.

In Kramatorsk regular Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles are equipped with Russian national emblem. The vehicles move in the direction Slavyansk. A False Flag action must be close. Finally proof of a Russian invasion to the world! What is already clear: the West "must" strike then!

Dec 17 08:04

Disturbing Video: Man films US cops beating suspect, gets arrested

Police in Colorado have arrested a man who witnessed an officer brutally punching a suspect earlier this month.

Dec 17 07:59

Online news sites to be blacked out during next major catastrophic event?

According to what I'm hearing from several sources in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run that took place earlier this week in California has already achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make it happen at will.

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Dec 17 07:57

U.S. Special Forces Conducts Urban Training in North Texas

If you think you've spotted low-flying black helicopters around Downtown Dallas in recent days, you likely have.

Twitter users reported seeing blacked-out helicopters flying in low, close formations with no lights.

Our partners at The Dallas Morning News checked and found out the helicopters were taking part in preparedness training for U.S. Special Forces Monday night.

Dec 17 07:56

Amnesty fight: Obama admin tells courts they’re powerless to stop executive order

The administration warned a federal judge Monday to stay out of the debate over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, saying decisions about whom to deport fall squarely within the executive’s job description, “which this court lacks authority to review.”

Dec 17 07:50

Obama Admits He Banned Only “Some” Of CIA’s Torture Techniques By Jeffrey Kaye

snip: The failure to take on the entire torture apparatus is one reason accountability for U.S. torture cannot get sufficient traction. The argument remains shackled by what the Establishment deems reasonable dialogue about torture. So one can criticize the embrace of euphemism to describe torture, or argue why waterboarding is torture, or shout loudly why the redacted portion of the SSCI’s Executive Summary of their years-long investigation should be released, but evidently it is not reasonable, that is, establishment-sanctioned via the New York Times or other media or political authority, to bring up torture beyond the terms already established.

Dec 17 07:32

Treasury Department seeks survival kits to prepare employees at every major bank for coming collapse

The Treasury Department is looking to buy survival kits for all of its employees who are proprietors of the federal banking system, according to a new government solicitation posted online.

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon (FB), the emergency goods and supplies are for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller and Currency -- the OCC -- which is in charge of conducting on-site reviews and audits of banks around the nation.

According to the solicitation, each survival kit contains everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets. And the government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, the solicitation says [which can be viewed here in PDF format: FreeBeacon.com].

Dec 17 07:32

Did CIA torture violate Nuremberg ban on human experimentation?

CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analyzing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation of U.S. and international bans on research on human subjects without their consent, a human rights organization said Tuesday.

Dec 17 07:27

Pennsylvania judge’s amnesty ruling reverberates through other challenges

The federal judge’s ruling Tuesday that President Obama’s deportation amnesty is unconstitutional is already playing out in other court cases, with two different challengers to the new policies telling their judges to pay attention to the Pennsylvania decision.

Both Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed papers late Tuesday night in their respective challenges to Mr. Obama’s amnesty, saying the Pennsylvania judge’s ruling adds heft to their own attacks.

Dec 17 07:24

Charges dropped in Mrs. Lady's cash seizure case

Attorneys from Arlington, Virginia say "the most contentious civil forfeiture fight in the nation" is nearing an end.

Federal prosecutors are dropping an effort to seize nearly $33,000 from Carole Hinders, who operated Mrs. Lady's Mexican Food restaurant in Arnolds Park for 38 years. The New York Times reports the IRS became suspicious of Hinders because of a pattern of cash deposits of less than $10,000. The law pertaining to cash deposits is designed to catch drug dealers, terrorists and money launderers.

Dec 17 07:16

NEW BANKING ORDER: SINGLE OVERARCHING EUROPEAN BANKING AUTHORITY SET FOR LAUNCH

The Single European Mechanism (SRM) will be launched over the next three months, with the aim of rescuing or winding up stricken banks with minimal recourse to taxpayers’ money. The SRM will consist of a board and a fund, and will cover banks overseen by the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) which became operational last month, and represents a concluding part of the new Banking Union.

Dec 17 07:05

SILENCED Official Trailer 2014

Dec 17 06:40

‘Human microwave’: China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain

China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash.

Dec 17 06:36

The 'Architect' Of The CIA Torture Program Whines That His Life In Danger

Mr. James Mitchell, that fear you are experiencing is real. You brought it upon yourself. It isn't crazies and jihadists who find this behavior abhorrent. The rest of the world has judged you to be a cancer and an embodiment of evil itself.

Dec 17 06:15

Cops illegally nailed webcam to utility pole for 6 weeks to spy on house

A federal judge on Monday tossed evidence that was gathered by a webcam—turned on for six weeks—that the authorities nailed to a utility pole 100 yards from a suspected drug dealer's rural Washington state house.

The Justice Department contended that the webcam, with pan-and-zoom capabilities that were operated from afar—was no different from a police officer's observation from the public right-of-way.

Dec 17 05:57

AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED DURING RAIDS TODAY IN SPAIN FOR BEING PART OF SO-CALLED “ANARCHIST TERROR ORGANIZATION”

On orders from the Spanish National Court, in an operation ordered by Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez, the agents have raided the Kasa de la Muntanya, the historic house which this year celebrates twenty five years of activity. They busted the main entrance of the house to gain access while a police helicopter with spotlights was above the building. The twenty inhabitants of the house were able to gather in the gym while police accessed the building. At the time of the police raid, the building had two children aged five and six years. The Mossos separated one of the minors from his father on the ground floor.

Dec 17 05:23

State Rep Slams Sheriff For Defending Controversial MRAP Comments

Washington State Rep. Matt Shea slammed Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich for refusing to apologize for comments made by a Sheriff’s deputy in which the officer stated that MRAP armored vehicles were necessary to deal with “constitutionalists” who could pose a violent threat.

Dec 17 03:14

Mental Health And Civil Defense

(*Talk about your Oxymoron . These two words make as much sense together as Military and Intelligence . Still , I think they're consulting this manual heavily , looking to stymie the mental health of the populace , so they can stimulate the call to civil defense .)

Dec 17 01:36

flashback: MIT to Pay Victims $1.85 Million in Fernald Radiation Settlement

Wednesday, January 7, 1998
MIT and Quaker Oats Co. agreed last week to pay $1.85 million to children at the Walter E. Fernald State School who were subjects of nutrition studies during the 1940s and 1950s as part of an out of court settlement. The students were fed breakfast cereals laced with minute amounts of radioactive iron and calcium tracers. Children were encouraged to take part in the testing with promises of gifts or trips to Red Sox games.

Fernald had been officially designated as a school for retarded children, although some of the residents at the time of the experiment were not retarded.

Following the declassification of federal records on post-war radiation experiments in 1993, a state task force investigating postwar radiation experiments throughout Massachusetts found children at Fernald were used in experiments without the informed consent of parents. A class action suit against MIT and Quaker Oats was filed by former students in December 1995.

(*Torture in the United States is nothing new .)

Dec 16 20:33

Social Security continuing to pursue claims against family members for old debts

The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents.

Dec 16 20:24

The IRS Is Returning This Woman’s Seized Cash But Reserves The Right To Take It Back At Any Time

A year and a half after seizing $33,000 from a small-business owner who supposedly deposited the cash incorrectly, the Internal Revenue Service has reluctantly agreed to give the Iowa woman her money back.

Dec 16 19:56

Banks loosen lending standards to levels seen before financial crisis

The largest U.S. banks, such as Wells Fargo, have continued to erode standards for some of the riskiest lending, a sign that weak underwriting is returning to levels seen before the 2008 financial crisis.

Dec 16 19:49

CONGRESSMAN: BOEHNER TRICKED ME INTO VOTING!

For a member of Congress to accuse his party leaders of lying to him, and for their aides to return the favor, is about as rare as the drama that surrounded last week’s procedural vote — a vote that led to the passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

Dec 16 16:17

Killed By Police 2014

Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.

Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Readers and members were calling for a database of police killings. As it turns out, there is already one in existence.

Dec 16 16:07

BREAKING: L.A. Mayor Announces On-Person Bodycams Will Be Deployed Across LAPD Departmentwide

"L.A. is taking the steps to lead nation in establishing trust between community and police with deployment of bodycams. The real measure of good policing is the presence of justice," Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

Dec 16 15:54

Sony leaks reveal Hollywood is trying to break DNS, the backbone of the internet

Most anti-piracy tools take one of two paths: they either target the server that's sharing the files (pulling videos off YouTube or taking down sites like The Pirate Bay) or they make it harder to find (delisting offshore sites that share infringing content). But leaked documents reveal a frightening line of attack that's currently being considered by the MPAA: What if you simply erased any record that the site was there in the first place?

To do that, the MPAA's lawyers would target the Domain Name System (DNS) that directs traffic across the internet. The tactic was first proposed as part of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2011, but three years after the law failed in Congress, the MPAA has been looking for legal justification for the practice in existing law and working with ISPs like Comcast to examine how a system might work technically.

Dec 16 15:31

Hundreds of police killings go unreported

According to a Wall Street Journal report, national statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation do not report 25 percent or more of police killings in the US.

The newspaper analyzed data from 105 of the largest police agencies in the country and compared the figures to the official statistics of the FBI. More than 550 killings between 2007 and 2012 were not part of the FBI totals.

Dec 16 14:32

Obamacare hits 2.5 million enrollees; officials say that doesn’t count ‘extremely busy’ weekend

Administration officials said Tuesday that nearly 2.5 million Americans had selected a plan on the federal Obamacare marketplace through Friday, a tally that did not include an “extremely busy” three days before Monday night’s deadline to get covered for the new year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! A whole 2.5 million! Out of a total US population of 330 million! That';s almost 1 percent!!!!!!!!!!!

And take it from me those Obamacare-compliant policies are a raw deal!

Dec 16 14:16

Believe It Or Not, Something Good In Cromnibus Bill- It took One Woman Senator To Get Something Done In A Chamber Full Of Pansies

Just in case you thought there was no silver lining to the latest budget atrocity, two new burdensome rules that truckers were forced to abide by since 2013 were revoked as a result of the latest bill passed by Congress. Technically what passed was called the Collins Amendment, which was included in the 1,603-page 'Cromnibus' spending bill. I will explain in layman's terms how these two bureaucratic 'rest rules' affected truckers.

This past Summer, Whoopie Goldberg even weighed in against the Collins Amendment because the leftie-statist actress thought that repealing the two rules would roll-back safety provisions. But Senator Susan Collins, who authored the provision, noted that even the FMCSA Administrator admitted that the 2013 rules "did not address the safety and congestion impacts of large trucks being forced onto highways during daytime rush hours, when children are on their way to school."

Dec 16 13:42

A NATION IN TURMOIL: MORE VIOLENT PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN MEXICO AS VIGILANTES SET UP ROAD BLOCKS IN PROTEST AT PRESIDENT PENA NIETO'S RULE

Chaos ruled the streets of Mexico last night as violent protests erupted across the country over the government's failure to catch the killers of 43 missing college students or snare a notorious drugs baron. Running battles between federal police and protesters organizing a concert in solidarity with the missing students left at least 21 people injured and several cars ablaze on Sunday in the southern state of Guerrero.

Dec 16 11:35

Meet Your Newest Legislator: Citigroup

Citigroup is the Wall Street mega bank that forced the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999; blew itself up as a result of the repeal in 2008; was propped back up with the largest taxpayer bailout in the history of the world even though it was insolvent and didn’t qualify for a bailout; has now written its own legislation to de-regulate itself; got the President of the United States to lobby for its passage; and received an up vote from both houses of Congress in less than a week.

Dec 16 11:22

South Bend Company Releases "Breathe Easy" T-Shirts

The shirts contrast with the popular "I Can't Breathe" shirts that are being worn in protest of a New York City officer choking and killing a man earlier this year.

Dec 16 10:52

How ‘Awesome’ Is America?

snip: Tantaros’s rant did have the feel of a Saturday Night Live satire, but her upbeat jingoism was only a slight exaggeration of what Americans have been hearing from much of their media and politicians for decades. At least since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, any substantive criticism of the United States has been treated as unpatriotic. Indeed, a journalist or a politician who dares point out any fundamental flaws in the country or even its actual history can expect to have his or her patriotism challenged. That is how debate over “how we’re not awesome” is silenced.

Dec 16 09:06

JUDGE SAYS REPORTER CAN’T GET PUBLIC RECORDS ABOUT COPS’ “STINGRAY” USE

A local judge in Arizona ruled Friday that the Tucson Police Department (TPD) does not have to disclose records related to the use of stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators, under the state’s public records act. According to a Saturday report from Capitol Media Services, a state news wire, complying with reporter Beau Hodai’s public records request "would give criminals a road map for how to defeat the device, which is used not only by Tucson but other local and national police agencies."

Dec 16 08:50

‘Do You Know Who the F*ck I Am?’ FL Cop Pulls over the Wrong Guy…

A Miami cop pulled someone over last month on a routine traffic stop, but the ensuing mess resulted in an internal investigation because it turns out the man this police officer pulled over was actually a higher-ranking officer in the same police department. Officer Marcel Jackson pulled over Lieutenant David Ramras and things got intense really quickly.

In a video captured on Jackson’s GoPro camera, you can see them fighting and Jackson forcing Ramras to the ground. Other officers nearby run up to break the two of them up. Ramras angrily shouts, “Do you know who the fuck I am?” He then tells Jackson who he is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At least the cops are beating each other up, rather than innocent citizens, and that has to be an improvement!

Dec 16 08:27

Army Cancels Gitmo Hearing on FBI Infiltration

The US Army today announced that it has cancelled the two-day pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay related to FBI infiltration of the defense teams for detainees. They provided no reason for the cancellation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we can guess!

Dec 16 08:14

A Century Ago: Rockefellers Funded Eugenics Initiative to Sterilize 15 Million Americans

Some people are still under the impression that the Rockefeller Foundation is all about philanthropy: helping people and saving lives.

In reality, the Rockefellers have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda for over a century now.

Check out these 1915 newspaper clippings we came across in research.

Dec 16 08:13

Millions March Against Police Brutality in NYC (Time Lapse)

Dec 16 08:00

Spain Criminalizes Protest Against EU Central Bankster Austerity

Spain will impose a raft of new laws to combat popular protests in opposition to EU central bankster austerity.

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Dec 16 07:52

Government Prosecutors Fear Liberty and Jury Nullification

I thought you’d be interested to know that the government has asked the judge to limit the defense by not allowing any of Ross’ political or philosophical beliefs to be introduced to the jury as they might influence the jury in his favor. The prosecution goes so far as to say that they fear that exposing the jury to his political thought could invite a jury nullification verdict.

The government obviously doesn’t want this trial to become about internet freedom, the drug war, or liberty. But these crucial issues are on trial along with Ross. This trial is poised to be the most important of 2015 in the fight for freedom. Obviously the government thinks so. They are doing their best to smear Ross and obstruct his defense.

I’m attaching an excerpt (bolds and highlights mine) from the prosecution’s motions illustrating what I’m saying. If you want the original document, just let me know.

This outrage needs to become known, so please spread the word!

Dec 16 03:47

Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth: The American Eugenics Movement and the Fernald Boys Home

As boys, they were confined to the Fernald State School in Waltham, Mass. during the 1940s into the 1970s, often on the basis of a single faulty intelligence test. With no possible way of being released, they were considered “morons” or “imbeciles”… less than human. They were completely at the mercy of the state run institution. Torture and sexual abuse was rampant.

(*Submitted for anyone who thinks American sponsored 'torture' is something new .
This article subdivides into;
-The American Eugenics Movement
-Indiana Committee on Mental Defectives
-American Scientific Racism
-Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Involuntary Sterilizations
-The Eugenics Sterilization Program
-American Funding of Germany’s Eugenics Programs
More on the Fernald Center>>> http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/sites/walthamma/files/file/file/fernald_... which was founded in 1848 , Waltham MA USA)

Dec 15 23:38

Michael Rivero - Dec. 15, 2014 - Harper Government to Outlaw Peaceful Protests?

Dec 15 20:35

Inside an internet addiction treatment center in China

At the Internet Addiction Treatment Centre in Beijing, children must take part in military-style activities, including exercise drills and the singing of patriotic songs. They are denied access to the internet. One of the first experiences internees undergo is brain monitoring through electroencephalography (EEG). The programme is run by psychologist Tao Ran, who claims the brains of internet and heroin addicts display similarities.

Dec 15 18:17

`Christopher Bollyn: Why Solving 9-11 is Our Most Urgent Task

One sure way to get a grasp of our political predicament is to logically analyze what the political leadership has done – and what it has failed to do – about the terror atrocity of 9-11.

Since September 11, 2001, four successive administrations and fourteen Sessions of Congress have utterly failed to conduct a proper criminal investigation of 9-11, a criminal atrocity that profoundly affected the course of the nation. Rather than investigate the mass murder of 3,000 people on 9-11, successive U.S. administrations have engaged in a criminal deception, using lies to take us into foreign wars while imposing police state measures at home.

The government’s egregious failure to conduct a proper criminal investigation into the events of 9-11 is exactly like the failure by the newly-installed president, Lyndon B. Johnson, to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In both cases, rather than conducting proper criminal investigations, the government appointed commissions that produced seriously flawed reports that were simply meant to support the official, but false, version of events.

Dec 15 16:49

Los Angelinos Surrender 778 guns in exchange for for grocery cards; LAPD proclaims "Guns without a purpose are guns that take lives"

The LAPD seized 778 guns from residents who surrendered them for $100 grocery store cards this past Saturday. People brought 369 handguns, 228 rifles, 140 shotguns, and 41 assault weapons to the Masonic lodge and a grocery store. The mayor said the event "makes our city safer by taking these guns off the street so they don't fall into the hands of criminals or children."Chief Charlie Beck tweeted "Guns without a purpose are guns that take lives."

Dec 15 16:35

This Device Turns Plastic Trash Into Edible Mushrooms

?A team of microbiologists and designers wants our future food to pull double duty by breaking down man-made trash while growing tasty treats. The Fungi Mu?tarium is a prototype device that uses fungi to safely break down plastic and grow edible, fluffy biomass in its place. Here’s how it works: small bits of thin plastic—like the kind that make up shopping bags—are doused in UV light to sterilize them and start to break the plastic down. The plastic is then placed in a small pod made of agar, an edible, algae-based gelatin. The pods are placed in the “growth sphere”, a dome-like incubator.

Dec 15 14:33

Ukrainian TV channel financed by US openly calls for genocide of the people of east Ukraine.

So this is what the US advocates for and finances now. The new coup imposed government are nazis in Kiev folks...they always were.

Dec 15 13:57

Amazon, HP, eBay join Microsoft bandwagon in warrant case

As extensively telegraphed by Microsoft, the company’s cast of supporters in its legal fight over a warrant seeking a customer’s emails just got a whole lot bigger.

Microsoft was joined by Amazon.com as well as Silicon Valley stalwarts Hewlett-Packard and eBay. Apple, AT&T, Cisco and Verizion, which all supported Microsoft in its lower court case, also weighed in again.

Google, a leader in the cloud-computing realm along with Microsoft and Amazon.com, was among the notable technology companies that haven’t weighed in.

Dec 15 13:54

Broken prison labor program fails to keep promises, costs millions

Today, some 1,600 incarcerated men and women in prison factories produce everything from dorm furniture to school lunches. Washington Correctional Industries (CI) generates up to $70 million in sales a year, ranking as the nation’s fourth-largest prison labor program.

But behind CI’s glossy brochures and polished YouTube videos is a broken program that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars, charged exorbitant markups to state agencies to make up for losses, and taken jobs from private businesses that can’t compete with cheap prison labor, a Seattle Times investigation has found.

Dec 15 12:51

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Dec 15 12:49

Fed Vice Chairman Shocked At Wall Street Influence After Jamie Dimon "Whips" Cromnibus Votes

"Boy, was I wrong," exclaimed Federal Reserve Vice-Chairman Stanley Fischer, "

Dec 15 12:39

Caravan To Midnight with Walter Burien

1000 years of prosperity possible? We talk money and logistics with Walter Burien today. But first, global psychological warfare/counter-terrorism analyst Scott Bennett comes aboard… and he needs a bigger whistle. A must hear for the truly patriotic.

Hosted by John B. Wells with Live Shows Monday - Thursday

Dec 15 12:35

Cops caught on film threatening weeping girlfriend of man they had just mistakenly shot dead in Walmart for holding a BB gun

Footage has emerged of police in Ohio aggressively questioning the girlfriend of a man who they had just shot dead for holding a BB gun in a Walmart store.

An officer from the Beavercreek department repeatedly demands to know where the slain John Crawford III, 22, got his 'gun' from in an interview with his weeping girlfriend, Tasha Thomas.

Thomas, who is not told until the end of the interview that her loved one has died, is clearly distressed by the line of question from the disbelieving officer, Rodney Curd, who repeatedly suggests she is lying.

Dec 15 12:11

Hazardous Trend: The ‘Commodification’ of Sleep

Clearly, there are some serious risks associated with our 24/7, wireless, ‘smart’ culture. Maybe this is just another cost of ‘progress’, or maybe it’s because we simply cannot keep up with the basic costs of living and dozens fees, fines and stealth taxes?

Dec 15 11:39

Meet Rep. Mike Honda, The Piece Of Work Who Wants To Put You In Prison For Ten Years For Having Body Armor

In between calling for an end to 'the discriminatory ban on bisexual blood donors' and condemning the Israeli boycott, Mike Honda wants to put you in prison for ten years for having body armor. He demands school libraries remove all online filters of Bi-sexual & Transgender websites, so that schoolchildren can access them.
He introduced a 'Homemade Firearms Accountability Act' to 'respond to the growing black market for homemade firearms' and is freaked out about 'the emergence of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to produce firearms.' His 'Climate Change Education Act' seeks to" broaden the understanding of human-induced climate change." Honda, imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp during WWII, supports all kind of hate crime laws and he even wrote an open letter to Rand Paul praising Obama's executive orders. This article will introduce you to this real piece of work, since you've probably never heard of him.

Dec 15 11:37

The NSA wrote turkey-day talking points, because of course it did

Thanksgiving can be a touchy time for families with divergent politics. If not Obamacare, it's a good bet that somebody, somewhere was facing off with an aunt or uncle about the NSA.

Defenders of the spy agency might have found this set of talking points helpful. Distributed internally by the NSA the week before Thanksgiving and reported earlier today by Firedoglake, the two-pager — a literal set of bullet points — armed employees with verbal ammunition that they were encouraged to share "with family and close friends."

Dec 15 11:36

Uruguay, 1964 to 1970: Torture—as American as apple pie

“The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect.”

The words of an instructor in the art of torture. The words of Dan Mitrione, the head of the Office of Public Safety (OPS) mission in Montevideo.

Officially, OPS was a division of the Agency for International Development, but the director of OPS in Washington, Byron Engle, was an old CIA hand. His organization maintained a close working relationship with the CIA, and Agency officers often operated abroad under OPS cover, although Mitrione was not one of them.

Dec 15 11:35

The murderous history of USAID, the US Government agency behind Cuba’s fake Twitter clone

“In a number of countries, including Venezuela and Bolivia, USAID is acting more as an agency involved in covert action, like the CIA, than as an aid or development agency.”

—Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Dec 15 11:25

Man shoots himself as police approach him at a fast food restaurant

A novel approach. If you see the police coming for you,kill yourself before they do and don't give them the satisfaction and 3 days off with pay! Boy that'll teach em!

by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Updated today at 8:39 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A man shot and killed himself as police approached him while he was in his vehicle at a fast food restaurant drive thru in Jefferson County.

Dec 15 10:34

Time for a Police Offenders Registry

Dec 15 08:58

NY Police Union: "We have to teach our children, our sons and our daughters, no matter who they look like, to respect New York City police officers. Teach them to comply with police officers, even if they feel it's unjust."

WEBMASTER ADDITION: The United States Supreme Court ruled in John Bad Elk vs United States that when the police are acting outside the law, citizens have a legal right to resist up to and including the use of lethal force.

Dec 15 08:19

NOTORIOUS BRITISH CRIMINAL AND MILLIONAIRE SLUM LANDLORD NICHOLAS VAN HOOGSTRATEN IS BANKROLLING MUGABE’S RUTHLESS WIFE ‘GUCCI GRACE’ TO BE THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE DICTATOR

Notorious for her foreign shopping sprees and obsession with Ferragamo shoes, Grace Mugabe has long been a figure of derision in Zimbabwe. Now the 49-year-old - known as 'Disgrace,' 'Gucci Grace' or the 'First Shopper' - is launching an astonishing bid to become the world's first female dictator - backed with millions in cash from a deeply unsavoury British millionaire.

Dec 15 08:06

California Highway Patrol: ‘Military Personnel Easily Fit Into The CHP’s Workforce And Adapt Well To Our Paramilitary Work Environment’

The CHP website ‘cadet page’ affirms “The California Highway Patrol is often described as a “paramilitary” department, and that is true.”

Dec 15 07:34

Boston Bombing: Feds Admit No Evidence Tsarnaev Brothers Involved in the Slayings

For nearly any crime requiring a “Whodunnit” answer in Boston around the time of the April 15, 2013, Marathon bombing, the authorities answered: The Tsarnaev brothers.

One egregious crime pinned on them was a grisly Sept. 11, 2011, triple murder in Waltham, Mass.

Now, prosecutors in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have delivered a shocking reversal. They admit to having no evidence that his dead brother, Tamerlan, was involved in the slayings.

That wasn’t the case right after the bombing: law enforcement fingered Tamerlan as the perpetrator, and suggested Dzokhar may have been involved. Much of the media has presented it as fact ever since.

This is a pattern we’ve seen since the bombing: The government feeds prejudicial information (usually anonymously) to the press, implying Tamerlan and Dzhokhar’s guilt, despite having flimsy or no evidence. In the most extreme example, prosecutors had to completely recant their accusation thatthe brothers robbed a 7-Eleven.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The FBI was trying to coerce Ibragim Todashev into saying that the Tsarnaev brothers were the killers in the triple murder, but apparently Ibragim resisted to the point where he was shot several times by one of the FBI agents, including a kill shot to the top of his head. The FBI agent has never been charged with the murder, carried out while trying to frame someone else for a murder.

Dec 15 07:28

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech company employees often have universal access to user information, as well as reason — be it pure voyeuristic curiosity or, in the worst cases, a vendetta — to look at our whereabouts, spending, and of the most private corners of our lives.

Dec 15 07:25

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Profit, Power and Geopolitics

The fact is that GMO technology would still be owned and controlled by certain very powerful interests. In their hands, this technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.

“American foreign policy has almost always been based on agricultural exports, not on industrial exports as people might think. It’s by agriculture and control of the food supply that American diplomacy has been able to control most of the Third World. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has been to turn countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.” Professor Michael Hudson [3].

The Project for a New American Century and the Wolfowitz Doctrine show that US foreign policy is about power, control and ensuring global supremacy at any cost [4,5]. Part of the plan for attaining world domination rests on the US controlling agriculture and hijacking food sovereignty and nations’ food security.

Dec 15 07:15

How Congress Secretly Just Legitimized Questionable NSA Mass Surveillance Tool

We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly, Congress quietly deleted a key bit of NSA reform that would have blocked the agency from using backdoors for surveillance. But this week something even more nefarious happened, and it likely would have gone almost entirely unnoticed if Rep. Justin Amash's staffers hadn't caught the details of a new provision quietly slipped into the Intelligence Authorization Act, which effectively "legitimized" the way the NSA conducts most of its mass surveillance.

Dec 15 07:12

The NSA Revelations All in One Chart

This is a plot of the NSA programs revealed in the past year according to whether they are bulk or targeted, and whether the targets of surveillance are foreign or domestic. Most of the programs fall squarely into the agency’s stated mission of foreign surveillance, but some – particularly those that are both domestic and broad-sweeping – are more controversial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the NSA still cannot find who hacked SONY! :)

Dec 15 07:08

Is Obama Blackmailing Boehner? -Drudge Tweets: Spending Bill Passed Because NSA Has ‘Dirt’ on Speaker

He drinks a bit. That is well-chronicled.

The tabloids have splashed headlines about torrid affairs, including one with a lobbyist.

And, of course, he cries in public.

But is there more to the personal story of House Speaker John Boehner that would explain his funding of Obamacare and the president’s executive action providing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in his budget accommodation with Democrats?

Enter the ubiquitous Matt Drudge who tweeted Friday: “Obama got EVERYTHING. NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins.”

Dec 15 07:06

Rioting and vandalism in Zurich, Switzerland

The protest began on Friday evening at 22.15 clock.

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 500 people who caused hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage
that police said was claimed by left-wing radicals.

Zurich is a major financial hub hosting several banking giants.Cars, trees and bins were set alight in the upscale and normally peaceful city.
The violence erupted during a left-wing protest in Zurich’s upscale Stadtkreis 4 neighbourhood.

Dec 15 07:02

British Royal Marines Join U.S. Troops, LAPD for final week of 'Realist Urban Training,' Machine-Gunning Civilian Practice Targets in Calif.

A week of 'Realistic Urban Training' drills which culminates December 16th in Los Angeles has included British foreign troops into its training festivities. Two new videos and several photos were released by the military yesterday and include video of U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Forcea at downtown L.A. raids, as well as numerous photos of international troops machine-gunning civilian enemy combatant practice targets.

Dec 15 06:30

Congress approves plan to allow pension cuts

More than a million retired and current truck drivers, construction workers and other union workers could see their pension benefits cut now that Congress passed a proposal aimed at shoring up some of the nation's biggest pensions.

Tacked on as an amendment to the government's $1.1 trillion spending bill, the proposal was approved by the Senate late Saturday night.

While those sponsoring the pension proposal say it is "the only available option" to save failing multiemployer pension plans, other groups -- like the AARP and the Pension Rights Center -- are crying foul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is another option to cutting pensions. Take those Wall Street bankers whose 2008 mortgage-backed securities fraud wrecked the pension funds in the first place and make them cover the shortfall to protect the pensioners!

Dec 14 23:14

Slavery By Consent

Slowly, the world awakens from the nightmare of debt slavery and illegitimate authority imposed on us for nearly 6000 years which has violated the natural, universal laws made to govern us and our interaction with each other and all other species on this planet by the Creator of the universe…

Dec 14 18:43

Report: Obamacare Shutting Down Free Health Clinics

The Affordable Care Act is spelling the demise of free healthcare clinics across the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Of clinics across 28 states, almost a dozen in the past two years have cited Obamacare as their reason for shutting their doors.

Dec 14 18:11

US isolated, BRICS to get greater voting power at IMF

Months after the formation of new financial institutions like the $100 billion BRICS Bank and the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Friday that the organization is ready to discuss IMF voting reforms without the United States to give BRICS and emerging countries greater voting power.

Lagarde said the IMF is disappointed with the US inaction to ratify the governance and quota reforms and will now move forward without Washington.

“The IMF’s membership has been calling on and was expecting the United States to approve the IMF’s 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms by year-end. Adoption of the reforms remains critical to strengthen the Fund’s credibility, legitimacy, and effectiveness, and to ensure it has sufficient permanent resources to meet its members’needs,” Lagarde said in a statement.

Dec 14 16:48

Police: Blitz on drink driving

VIDEO
If Americans think that getting stopped at a road block for drink driving is bad, take a look at how it is done here in New Zealand. One can imagine the uproar if this happened in the US. This is quite common. The Police also set up roadblocks to check for car registration, diesel tax paid & warrant of car fitness'. The police are now driving around with number plate recognition which can scan up to 3000 cars an hr. Have seen a cop turn around & pull over a car in the middle of ten others all traveling at the same speed. This will come to the US. Only a matter of time.

Dec 14 14:27

The Global Bankers’ Coup Coming to US with Bail-In Bill

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving our deposits and pensions exposed to massive derivatives losses. The bill was vigorously challenged by Senator Elizabeth Warren; but the tide turned when Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, stepped into the ring. Perhaps what prompted his intervention was the unanticipated $40 drop in the price of oil. As financial blogger Michael Snyder points out, that drop could trigger a derivatives payout that could bankrupt the biggest banks. And if the G20’s new “bail-in” rules are formalized, depositors and pensioners could be on the hook.

Dec 14 14:03

CIA & Torture – All Americans Are Now At Risk When Captured

Lost in all the defense of uncivilized and unethical behavior that should be criminally punished in the CIA Torture scandal, is the simple fact that human beings with a conscious do not act that way. It was agreed among nations that torture would be outlawed and the bottom-line is rather clear – no American is now safe for when captured they will be tortured in retaliation. The people who authorized this should be criminally prosecuted and the two psychologists in Spokane, Washington should stand trial for violating international and US law.

Dec 14 13:51

Don't Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items in Your Prepper's Carry-on Bag

What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit?

Here's one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country.

For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while we were traveling. If your journey is by car, you can be fairly well-prepared. However, if you are flying, the TSA has basically neutered our ability to care for ourselves in the event of a disaster situation, you know, "for the safety and security of the traveling public," to use their own words. Didn't these rulemakers see the movie Cast Away or the series Lost? If your plane crashed and you were stranded on a deserted island, how on earth are you supposed to open a coconut with what you're allowed to bring along?

Dec 14 12:23

10 George Orwell Quotes That Predicted Life In 2014 America

1) “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often than not, by that time the person has already lost whatever whisper of a voice the government has allowed them.

Dec 14 11:18

CHP: "Military Personnel Easily Fit Into The CHP's Workforce And Adapt Well To Our Paramilitary Work Environment"

The California Highway Patrol website has a special military recruiting page which states "Former military personnel easily fit into the CHP's workforce and adapt well to our paramilitary work environment" and that applicants can "use 'military skills' to 'promote through the CHP's ranks.'

The CHP then continues to admit they will promote military applicants further down the long hiring process, regardless of test scores!"All individuals awarded Veterans’ Preference will be certified in Rank 1 of the eligibility list, regardless of score." Another page on their site admits "The California Highway Patrol is often described as a "paramilitary" department, and that is true."
In the wake of CHP recently caught on video beating elderly grandmothers and pointing guns at protesters, perhaps this mentality of a 'CHP PARAMILITARY FORCE' ought to be examined.

Dec 14 11:05

Time for a Police Offenders Registry: A police job is a privilege, not a right

There's a moral obligation to keep bad cops off the streets. A job with a police department is not a right and shouldn't be treated like one. Police unions that push for permissive rules that end up protecting bad cops pose a serious public safety threat. Nevertheless, dismantling them where they've taken root is a difficult prospect even in the long-term. There are other ways to keep bad cops off the streets. The federal government, and state governments, ought to create and encourage the use of a police offender registry list. Such a list would register individuals who while employed as law enforcement officers were found unfit for duty or faced serious disciplinary issues they may have resigned to avoid. Just as

Dec 14 10:46

NarcoNews: Torture Report Reveals CIA’s Manipulation of US Media

Press-titutes and whore-respondents (as Gerald Celente calls them)

Dec 14 10:22

Washington’s Master Plan: World Conquest. “Madness Defines US Policy”

Just to make the parallels glaringly obvious - we're the bad guys this time around

Dec 14 09:00

Argentina

Argentina, a brief summary:

until 1950, Argentina was 5th power on this planet. Everything worked perfect, there was infrastructure, and raw materials to feed the planet. With 1.5 metres top-soil average in the Pampa region, this is the most fertile and commercially viable place on the planet.
It was a paradise, and lots of fortunes were made there.

Enter WW2. In 1948, Argentina hadn't declared war on Germany yet. Why ? well, cuz they knew who was behind it. That is right, the Rothschild banksters, who had bankrolled Hitler.
So, the "World Bank" (now IMF) set up a blockade of Argentina. No more beef exports, no more Sorgum/Wheat/Corn/Milk exports.
After 2 years, the "World Bank" gave Argentina an ultimatum: either you install our puppet as a "democratic" ruler (Peron), and get rid of the Military gob-our-mint (until then not called a Junta).

Dec 14 08:01

Betrayal? Majority of GOP Senators oppose calling Obama amnesty unconstitutional

While the Republicans are getting ready to take control of the of the U.S. Senate in just a few weeks, Americans witnessed a preview on Saturday of what can be expected in 2015 from a GOP majority in both houses of the U.S. Congress. When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, raised a point of order saying that President Barack Obama's immigration reform by fiat is unconstitutional, during the heated debate over the $1.1 trillion spending bill, he only received support from 22 senators.

The vast majority of the U.S. Senate openly disagreed with Sen. Cruz’s attempt to enter opposition to President Obama’s executive order on immigration, on the grounds it is unconstitutional, in the omnibus spending bill for 2015.

Dec 14 07:22

Visa, MasterCard sued for blocking donations to WikiLeaks

Lawyers representing the credit card processor used by WikiLeaks are suing Visa and MasterCard in the United States over the 2010 banking blockade that kept the anti-secrecy group from receiving funds.

On Monday this week, American attorneys for Icelandic hosting provider DataCell ehf filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in hopes of having a federal judge award the company upwards of $5 million for what it claims was a coordinated attempt between Visa and MasterCard to restrict funding to WikiLeaks after the secret-spilling organization started publishing classified US State Department cables over four years ago.

Dec 14 07:07

Now put Blair and Straw on trial for torture, says Craig Murray, diplomat fired for reporting toture.

By Craig Murray, Former British Ambassador To Uzbekistan

In the summer of 2004, I warned Tony Blair’s Foreign Office that Britain was using intelligence material which had been obtained by the CIA under torture. Two months later I was sacked as the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan on the orders of Downing Street, bringing to an end my 20-year diplomatic career.

When I then went public with the news that Uzbek territory was part of a global CIA torture programme, I was dismissed as a fantasist by Mr Blair’s henchmen. Now finally, a decade later, I have been vindicated by last week’s shocking Senate Intelligence Committee report.

Over 500 pages it details the CIA’s brutal abuse of Al Qaeda suspects, who were flown around the world to be tortured in a network of secret prisons. One of these was in Uzbekistan, where the US had an air base.

Dec 14 07:01

U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance To Help Energy Companies

Major energy companies have effectively created a secret law firm of conservative attorneys general to persuade Washington lawmakers to gut environmental regulations, according to an investigation by the New York Times. In return, these senior government officials have received millions of dollars to help them win political campaigns.

Dec 14 07:01

Reports reveal UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm

New reports indicate that a British spy agency has hacked into the computers of Belgian telecoms firm, Belgacom, on a larger scale than previously thought.

Belgian newspaper De Standaard and The Intercept website on Saturday published detailed accounts of how the British surveillance agency, GCHQ, intruded into Belgacom’s networks.

The hacking first came to light in 2013 when Belgium asked Britain to respond to the espionage allegations.

Dec 14 07:00

US to give Israel $350mn for Iron Dome

The US Senate has approved a multi-billion-dollar military spending bill that includes $350 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

The Senate passed the bill on Friday by a 89-11 vote.

The bill was sent to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.

The 2015 defense authorization bill also authorized $521.3 billion for Defense Department operations, and about $64 billion for overseas military operations.

The House of Representatives last week approved the National Defense Authorization Act by a 300-119 vote.

Five billion dollars are allocated for the fight against the ISIL terrorist group. The money should be spent for the training and arming of the so-called moderate rebels in Syria for two years and for the training and assisting of Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

Earlier this month, US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Obama administration had provided Israel with more than $17 billion in military aid since 2008.

Dec 14 06:58

Outsourcing Atrocity: The School of the Americas and the C.O.I.N. Fundamentalists

Since its founding in 1946, the School of the Americas has trained tens of thousands of police and military personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean. Not by coincidence, its graduates were involved in some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – from filling the ranks of Haiti’s brutal Tonton Macoutes to training the founders of Mexico’s paramilitary narco-cartel Los Zetas. It’s no exaggeration to say that the School of the Americas has painted an entire region in blood.

While the School left a permanent mark on countries throughout the hemisphere, the doctrine it expounded has also metastasized into an intellectual cancer infecting the way NATO countries in the post-Soviet era fight the Wars on Drugs and Terror. This is a story of studied incompetence, torture and murder. And judging by the militarized response of American police departments, from Occupy Wall Street to Ferguson, the trend isn't just going global: it's also coming home.

Dec 14 06:56

Exposed! More Undercover Cops Caught Infiltrating Protests!

Dec 14 06:56

Man can't challenge $280K tax bill he probably doesn't really owe, Pa. court says

Philadelphia has a policy of sending out tax delinquency notices with fictional "jeopardy assessments." Those assessments aren't based on any actual tax determination, and are set deliberately high to induce the targeted taxpayer to contact the city's revenue department to determine the true amount of tax owed[...]When Lerner's attorney asked Reynolds whether the jeopardy assessment "is just something you make up to scare the taxpayers to come in," Reynolds replied, "Basically, yes."

Dec 14 06:53

Nevada Police Refuse to Release Video of Officer Pulling Gun on Kids

The chief refused to be interviewed on camera, but released a video response on Facebook. “Aaron Brilbeck partially completed a request for information report for the same report. Director Martinez has taken the position not to release the body camera video recording honoring the request of the parents of the minor children involved,” Nevada Public Safety Director Ricardo Martinez II said.

The problem is, the law requires the release of information, regardless of whether parents want it released. The director of the Iowa Public Information Board says he does not believe there is an exception in Iowa law that allows the Chief to withhold this public information, and the board is investigating a complaint against Chief Martinez.

Dec 14 06:48

Ron Paul: Scrap CIA, NSA, Bring Troops Home

Never one to hold back when it comes to corrupt big government agencies, former Congressman Ron Paul said Tuesday that the world would be a much better place if the CIA were completely abolished.

Responding in part to the release of the Summary of the forthcoming Senate report on CIA torture, and also to an impending possible government shutdown, Paul stated “my government shutdown would be something to be proud of.”

“Abolish the NSA, the TSA, the CIA and all spying on American citizens.” Paul urged.

Dec 14 03:25

Brennan’s defense of CIA torture

CIA Director John Brennan’s televised press conference Thursday at the agency’s headquarters, an unprecedented event, marked a new threshold in the collapse of American democracy and the erection of a police state.

Dec 13 21:00

Memo To Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat: Does Your Crony Capitalist Plunder Know No Shame?

But now comes a naked Wall Street raid on the taxpayers that’s beyond the pale; and it would have sailed right through in the dead of night absent Elizabeth Warren’s intrepid opposition. Bravo, Senator!

I am referring to the Citigroup-drafted sneak attack on Washington’s tepid effort to curtail the more egregious gambling habits of some of the big banks. These incorrigible larcenists have been trying to gut the “push out” provisions of Dodd-Frank for more than three years now, yet the latter boils down to a simple and urgently necessary injunction to the banks. Namely, you can’t roll the dice in the “derivatives” gambling halls with taxpayer guaranteed deposits.

Dec 13 15:44

What Part of Shall Not Be Infringed Do You Not Understand?

Our government has proven time and time again that following the constitution is simply not something they feel they have to do when it stands in their way.

Dec 13 15:36

France to put terminally ill into 'deep sleep' until they die

French parliament to debate a draft law that will give doctors in France the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die.

Dec 13 15:28

U.N. “Peacekeepers” Use Live Ammo on Protesters

The establishment media usually insists the United Nations is impartial and sends blue helmets to hotspots in the spirit of neutrality.

Dec 13 12:57

Nevada Police Refuse to Release Video of Officer Pulling Gun on Kids

Channel 13 has learned that earlier this year, a Nevada police officer drew his weapon on two kids playing with toy guns. The kids were not charged with a crime and the case is closed. The officer was wearing a body camera at the time, but the police chief will not release the video. He says that’s because the parents do not want it released.

Dec 13 10:50

Gera;d Celente on 2015

Governments are evil all over
Everything is rigged
Monopoly/fascism is the new normal
Crime is protected
Individuals have to take back their power

Dec 13 10:30

Black CHP Chief Says Cops Did Nothing Wrong Pointing Gun At Protesters, Insists "We wanted to prove we deserved your trust"

Avery A. Browne the Chief of the California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division, insists that plain-clothed undercover officers who pointed guns at protesters did nothing wrong whatsoever. His darling officers, who never identified themselves as police as required by law, pointed their loaded weapons at people after getting into a melee with the crowd.

"Two officers were not going to be able to arrest 30 or 40 or 50 individuals," Brown said. "I am very much sensitive to how disturbing it is when a weapon is drawn, and I don't take these matters lightly at all. At the same time, we have to understand these officers were under attack." On his website, however, Brown insists "You have entrusted us with the enforcement of laws and regulations. We wanted to prove we deserved your trust."

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