Jul 18 03:14

We Are All Greeks Now

The poor and the working class in the United States know what it is to be Greek. They know underemployment and unemployment. They know life without a pension. They know existence on a few dollars a day. They know gas and electricity being turned off because of unpaid bills. They know the crippling weight of debt. They know being sick and unable to afford medical care. They know the state seizing their meager assets, a process known in the United States as “civil asset forfeiture,” which has permitted American police agencies to confiscate more than $3 billion in cash and property. They know the profound despair and abandonment that come when schools, libraries, neighborhood health clinics, day care services, roads, bridges, public buildings and assistance programs are neglected or closed. They know the financial elites’ hijacking of democratic institutions to impose widespread misery in the name of austerity. They, like the Greeks, know what it is to be abandoned.

Jul 18 02:57

PENTAGON: Recruiting Centers to Remain Unarmed, Unguarded; Recruiters Told to Not Wear Uniforms

On Friday evening ABC News Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez reported on Twitter the Marine Corps ordered recruiters to not wear their uniforms at work

Jul 18 01:33

Satellites: Earth Is Nearly In Its 21st Year Without Global Warming

After September of this year, the Earth will be entering its 21st year without statistically significant warming trend, according to satellite-derived temperature data.

Jul 17 21:07

All Hail Our Banking Overlords!

You really have to be paying attention to see what’s truly going on these days. The keepers of the system, that is the banking elites, now openly control everything — though you’d never know that by listening to the mainstream media.

Jul 17 20:50

Does Seattle’s Trash Monitoring Violate Privacy Rights?

In a lawsuit filed against the city of Seattle on Thursday, a group of residents is arguing that their privacy rights are being violated under a recently launched initiative that calls for garbage collectors to check people’s trash cans for items such as food scraps and recyclables.

Jul 17 16:43

NZ Government's fingers in the wrong pie

This week the big news has been an inescapable revelation that a hands-off approach to foreign investment in our residential property market has had the predictable result of amplifying inequality.

In this case, the wealthy of Auckland are able to sell their properties to the wealthy of other countries - a cycle that has inevitably locked people in the largely low-wage New Zealand economy right out of the picture.

For those of us who believe one of the Government's primary roles is to ensure its citizens are able to access reasonably priced, warm and safe housing, this has been a monumental fail. But the evidence has been there all along, although rather less visible. State housing is now the focal point of a brand new experimental process that may or may not manage to house the most needy in the city. Meanwhile, some live in garages and mobile lockers with little to no heating.

Jul 17 16:01

Appeal Court orders Attorney-General to issue new directions on sending Dotcom's devices to US

The Court of Appeal has ordered the Attorney-General to issue new directions to the New Zealand police in order to send cloned devices seized from internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to US authorities, although it's likely to be opposed by the internet entrepreneur.

In a decision released today, Justices Douglas White, Tony Randerson and Lynton Stevens set aside earlier High Court rulings, essentially allowing the Attorney-General to issue new directives to police under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, enabling the remaining seized devices be sent to the US.

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• Attorney-General appeals for release of Kim Dotcom's devices to US

Dotcom and his co-accused Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk can then challenge the move in a new judicial review in the High Court if they wish.

Jul 17 16:00

Inquiry needed into police search and seizure conduct (NZ)

This week the High Court at Wellington has been hearing a challenge to the lawfulness of the police's conduct in procuring a search warrant and then conducting a search of Nicky Hager's house.

The allegation (as yet unproven) is that police misled the judge who issued the warrant, breached Hager's rights during the search, and then breached undertakings about what they would do with any items seized during the search.

The outcome is still to be determined, but it seems to be the latest example in a rising tide of cases in which the police and Crown prosecutors have been challenged in respect of the execution of search warrants and the conduct of criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Other high-profile examples include the Red Devils case in Nelson, the John Banks case and the Kim Dotcom raid. In each of those cases, the courts have been critical of the conduct of police or prosecutors, to varying extents.

Jul 17 15:51

Truth finally told after six-year ordeal

Brett Donaldson was labelled a fraudster but after six years he has won his fight with the Serious Fraud Office, which has been banned from prosecuting him again, reports Phil Taylor.

Brett Donaldson is grateful and angry. "I'm pissed off with the SFO but grateful that justice is alive and kicking. I had to fight to get there but eventually the system worked."

He is sick of courts but made one more application this month - to lift his name suppression so he could tell the story of how he lost his shirt to fraud and ended up being charged as a co-conspirator.

Donaldson, 53, wants those who looked at him sideways after he was charged in 2011 to know what happened.

His association with Mark Whelan - jailed for four years and four months - left Donaldson bankrupt and with an uphill struggle to overturn his own convictions. He voluntarily did two interviews with the SFO, but told the Weekend Herald he believes the agency had already made up its mind.

Jul 17 15:21

The end of FoI? 'Right to know' in peril as Government targets Freedom of Information

The Government’s decision to launch a review of the Freedom of Information Act was widely condemned last night as likely to lead to “more secrecy, more mistakes and bad decisions”.

The unexpected move to set up a review of the law emerged just hours after a FoI request revealed how British pilots were involved in Syrian air strikes – a fact ministers had kept from the public.

Critics argued that a commission was likely to lead to more secrecy – allowing politicians and officials to conceal “bad decisions and mistakes”. They expressed scepticism that the review would be unbiased, given that one of the commissioners, former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, is an outspoken critic of how the Act is enforced.

Jul 17 10:55

Syriza Leader Calls for Pan-European Anti-Austerity Movement

Marina Prentoulis spoke with teleSUR and said support for the Syriza-led government is more important than ever. Marina Prentoulis, spokesperson for Syriza in the U.K., told teleSUR in an exclusive interview Thursday that what is needed is a “pan-European movement” capable of confronting the power of European capital and the neoliberal agenda of European leaders. The Greek parliament voted Thursday in favor of reform measures required by a deal reached between the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greece's creditors. Prentoulis argued the Greek government was under extraordinary pressure and that alone there was little it could do to resist the demands of European leaders.

Jul 17 10:55

Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People

In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible.

Jul 17 10:52

Wolfgang Halbig and Sandy Hook: Trick or Treason?

Among the most curious aspects of the Sandy Hook event (which have puzzled many students)include the presence of a sign saying, "Everyone must check in!", Port-a-Potties, boxes of bottled water and pizza cartons in the Firehouse, name tags on lanyards and parents cheerfully bringing their children to the scene of (what was alleged to be) a child-shooting massacre. Wolfgang and his attorney were able to extract from Newtown First Selectman (which is an office), Patricia Llorda, that the sign had been placed there, not by the city, but by Homeland Security, which drew audible gasps from those who were present:

All of this, of course, is consistent with the FEMA manual for the event, which declares there will be a rehearsal on 13 December 2012, where the event will "go live" on 14 December, where it states (in the manual) that everyone must check in and that refreshments and restrooms will be provided. The reason Wolfgang has been unable to obtain information as innocuous as who had provided the Port-a-Potties is because it would have revealed that they were delivered on 13 December, the day before the alleged shooting, which would have thereby exposed the entire hoax. The FOIA hearings were therefore getting too close to the truth and had to be subverted, which was done by the attorney, Monte Frank, elected to Head the Connecticut Bar, which appears to be his reward for managing the cover-up:

Jul 17 09:09

The Chattanooga Event Is a CIA/ISIS False Flag Operation

With regard to this event coinciding with Jade Helm, do you think this makes American soldiers, everywhere, more or less likely to carry out heinous acts against American citizens when ordered to do so, with regard to the Jade Helm drill?

People, in the name of self-preservation will do the unthinkable! I have just suggested one possible motive. And where we see ISIS involvement, the CIA is not far away. No doubt, some will say that the last statement is too conspiratorial. However, let me remind you that I have twice interviewed Scott Bennett and this operation has the CIA’s fingerprints all over it.

ISIS Is Funded By the CIA and Scott Bennett Can Can Prove It: ISIS is funded by the CIA, so says Scott Bennett who was a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jul 17 08:41

Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17 - report

A report on Malaysian Airlines MH17 air disaster in Ukraine last year by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile.

Jul 17 08:06

GOING VIRAL! The Little Case that Threatened the Entire Banking System.

Mr. Morgan (the Bank’s only witness) admitted that all of the money or credit which was used as a consideration was created upon their books, that this was standard banking practice exercised by their bank in combination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, another private Bank, further that he knew of no United States Statute or Law that gave the Plaintiff the authority to do this.

So a straightforward simple case with very straightforward allegations. The case was tried to a jury. They found against the bank. Basically finding that the bank WAS NOT ENTITLED TO POSSESSION because it hadn’t given ANY CONSIDERATION (something of tangible value) when it made the mortgage!!

Jul 17 07:54

LIVE from GREECE: Greek People Victims Of Political Games

In general, people describe the current economic situation as hopeless; there is no outlook for growth whatsoever. Everyone agrees that this crisis will go on for many years before the country can see any economic improvement.

If anything, people are extremely frustrated. That remains underexposed in the media. The frustration comes from the fact that the masses believe they are disadvantaged with the ongoing reforms. People understand they have to contribute (by paying taxes for instance) to fight the crisis, but it has to happen equally: the ones who benefited most during the years of excesses should contribute proportionately more. And that is not happening. Even with this extreme left government led by Syriza, it is simply not happening.

Jul 17 02:21

Goldman Sachs bankers are showing Jeb Bush the money

The Wall Street bank was Jeb Bush’s top source of funds in the second quarter.

Goldman Sachs bankers want Jeb Bush to make it all the way to the White House, and they’re opening up their check books to make it happen.

Jul 16 15:24

The Only Thing Growing Is Debt

None of this is really new. US manufacturing has in fact been weak for a while. But the timing and circumstances make it ominous: Six years into a recovery and with interest rates at record (and unnaturally) low levels, this kind of gradual slowdown should not be happening

Jul 16 15:12

Creepy : 2016 campaign tech monitoring what you do online — instantaneously…

Presidential campaigns this time around have a new technological ace in the hole — you. -- Building off two decades of digital wizardry, the campaigns are getting ready to monitor and analyze most of what you do online instantaneously. And if you forward certain political emails to your Aunt Maggie in Iowa or your old college roommate in Ohio, they’ll reward you for doing it.

Jul 16 15:06

Trump would end ‘gun free zones’ on military bases

Donald Trump was unfortunately proven right on another one of his top issues Thursday: “gun free zones” at military bases.

Jul 16 14:42

When the Trucks Stop Delivering, ”The System” Will Collapse

Collectively speaking, most Americans take for granted the system in place to deliver essential supplies to their area. “The system,” an underlying infrastructure that keeps goods, services and commerce in America flowing creates a sense of normalcy and order. Food, water, gasoline and medications are just a few of the items restocked weekly in order for our dependent society to maintain a steady flow. What many fail to grasp is just how fragile the system is and just how quickly it can collapse.

Jul 16 13:10

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912

I read this quote recently, and agree with it:
“Now with the ‘common core’ epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking.”

Jul 16 11:39

Retired General: Drones Create More Terrorists Than They Kill, Iraq War Helped Create ISIS

Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, a top intelligence official in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says in a forthcoming interview on Al Jazeera English that the drone war is creating more terrorists than it is killing. He also asserts that the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create the Islamic State and that U.S. soldiers involved in torturing detainees need to be held legally accountable for their actions.

Jul 16 11:35

Who NOT to vote for : Goldman Bankers Are Jeb Bush’s Top Backers for White House

Important people at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. want Jeb Bush to be the next U.S. president. And they’re giving him a lot of money to make it happen.

Jul 16 11:27

Greece: PM Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing Sellout to Creditors, Syriza Sharply Divided

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned after being pushed out – replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos.

After leaving, he said he’s no longer under “incredible pressure to negotiate for a position I find difficult to defend…”

He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”

Paying dominant bankers and large creditors like Germany alone matters – no matter the pain and suffering inflicted on millions of Greeks helpless against the war on their well-being.

Make no mistake. What’s happening in Greece signifies what’s ongoing throughout Europe, America, Canada, and other countries, heading for getting much worse – ending social justice to enrich monied interests more than ever, and at the same time, destroy what remains of democratic rights. Financial tyranny rules!

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Tsipras ran on a platform opposed to austerity, backed up by the recent referendum, sold out his party and his people to the money-junkies and is now executing a Stalinist purge against members of his own party still supporting those principles on which Tsipras campaigned!

This is why no politician can be trusted, ever, other than to do what they are paid to do by their masters in the banks.

During the French Revolution, the bankers went to the Guillotine long before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

That was not merely by chance!

Jul 16 11:12


I urge anyone who reads this to watch the video above called All Wars Are Bankers Wars that will reinforce my stance and opinion into a more digestible understanding of the how and why and greed and inhumanity, as there is far more going on here than I can put into this already over lengthy op-ed and I will now explain why and how we keep the wars going and in doing so make a small cartel of banksters richer… for here is the crux of it all and HERE is an example of exactly how I understand what happens…

Jul 16 10:47

Protests Erupt in Athens As Greece Approves Eurozone Bailout

TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to protestors in Athens, Greece about why they oppose the $96 billion dollar Eurozone bailout the Greek Parliament passed late Wednesday by a vote of 229 to 64

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Jul 16 10:37

UN Aims to Trace the Transfer of All Guns and Ammo

The United Nations is waging a multi-pronged attack on the right to keep and bear arms and the forces of disarmament are marching to America.

Jul 16 10:24

Report: Vets’ Disability Claims Ended Up In Shred Bins

The latest embarrassing episode for the Veterans Affairs Department comes alongside questions surrounding 240,000 deceased veterans on agency medical waiting lists and worries from senators that physician credentialing problems in Arizona may stop cancer treatments for veterans there.

Jul 16 10:23

Greek riots: Petrol bombs thrown in Athens as Greece votes through austerity reforms - live video stream

The bill fuelled anger in the governing Syriza party and led to a revolt by its members against the prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who has insisted the deal was the best he could do to prevent Greece from catastrophically crashing out of Europe's joint currency.

The vote came after an anti-austerity demonstration by about 12,000 protesters outside parliament degenerated into violence as the debate was getting under way on Wednesday night.

Riot police battled youths who hurled petrol bombs for about an hour before the clashes died down.

Demonstrations are continuing today as Greece seeks urgent relief from European lenders.

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Jul 16 10:22

Violence in Athens After Painful Bailout Deal Passed

Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout program, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year.

The vote, vital to unlocking emergency financing from European partners as early as Thursday, left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras weakened by a revolt in his leftist Syriza party but clinging to power for now.

Jul 16 10:01

Zionists Use Donald Trump to Fix Another Election

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

Like a turd that won't flush, Donald Trump is back again to serve his Illuminati Jewish masters. This time around, his role is to win the GOP nomination and throw the election to Hillary Clinton, the Illuminati bankers' preferred candidate.

If this seems farfetched, consider that Trump is allegedly leading the other GOP candidates by a large margin. He catapulted into the lead by pretending to champion ordinary Americans who are fed up with illegal immigration. Calling Mexicans "rapists" is a little extreme but he needed to get attention fast.

Jul 16 09:48

Guy Threatens To Shoot Out With Sheriff

Guy posts a video saying he will be in a standoff with the Sheriff's department in Michigan due to a pending eviction, and he fully expects to be killed.

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See the article about the 1968 Credit River Case below.

Jul 16 09:46

US Military Coup for Euro Meltdown?

The capitulation of the Greek government to Berlin-led finance capital is a daunting watershed moment. It marks the “disciplining” of the wider European electorate under corporatist financier rule. What is happening in Greece is a forerunner for other European Union states.

Jul 16 09:20

Sweet Cakes by Melissa raises record amount of cash on crowdfunding site

Americans are wakin up.They have had it with the so-called homosexual rights movement and put their money where their mouths are!

Supporters of the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa are putting their money where their mouth is.

A crowdfunding campaign for the embattled business has eclipsed $350,000 in little more than two months – a record amount on the Continue to Give site, The Washington Times reports.Jesse Wellhoefer, founder of Continue to Give, said the Sweet Cakes effort has raised more than any previous campaign on behalf of individuals in the three-year-old crowdfunding website's history, the Times said.

Coupled with $109,000 raised through GoFundMe and an undisclosed amount raised through Samaritan's Purse, online donors have contributed upwards of $450,000 to help bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein in their legal battle with a state agency that found they discriminated against a lesbian couple when they refused to make them a wedding cake.

Jul 16 09:18


"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

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Time for a repost. Please feel free to copy and post everywhere.

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Jul 16 08:59

Federal Reserve Spies on France

Following last week's eavesdropping reports, WikiLeaks shared new documents with Libération and Mediapart. This time, the new documents reveal that the NSA was spying on France's best performing companies for economic intelligence purposes.

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The NSA isn't looking for criminals and terrorists. We already proved the NSA cannot break any codes created by real criminals and terrorists. The NSA is spying on law abiding citizens to steal their business secrets, and if they are doing it to the French, they are doing it to YOU!

Jul 16 08:58

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

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So the spying is not about terror, but about finding reasons to prosecute Americans, all in defiance of the Fourth Amendment!

Jul 16 08:51

Wisconsin governor strips workers’ wage protections

With the stroke of a pen, Wisconsin’s governor passed a two-year spending bill which also strikes down a key wage protection law. The prevailing wage law ensured government contract workers were paid comparable rates in any given industry.

“With this budget, taxpayers come first,” said Republican Governor Scott Walker announcing the passage of his $72.7 billion biennial budget.

Jul 16 07:16

Israelis share photos of children demanding death to “terrorists”

Though Israel already has a death penalty option on the books, a death sentence hasn’t been carried out since the hanging of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1962. The true purpose of the bill was not the death penalty, it was racist incitement catering to the right-wing chauvinism surging through the Israeli Jewish public after reaching its peak during last summer’s brutal assault on Gaza.

Jul 16 07:05

Brussels prepares to release emergency loan to get Greece through July

Alexis Tsipras's grip on power suffers a blow with 32 of his own MPs rebelling as the Greek parliament votes in favour of new austerity measure against a backdrop of violence on the streets of Athens

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Jul 16 06:51

Totalitarian medicine: Medical boards threaten to destroy careers of doctors who question Big Pharma propaganda

The American Medical Association (AMA) is upping the ante in pursuit of total control over the medical industry. Outraged that acclaimed physicians like Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show would dare to speak on national television about issues that go untouched by many conventional doctors, the AMA has proposed new "ethical and professional guidelines" for physicians that threaten to censor doctors who deviate from what the AMA deems as medical gospel.

Jul 16 00:12

Ohio County Commission Goes Into Closed Session to Discuss Security Altercation With PINAC Correspondent, Mainstream Reporters Told: Keep Out

citizen and PINAC Correspondent Mike Skidmore has languished in the Richland County jail since the incident caught in a viral video this past Wednesday night.


Man faces felonious assault charge in courthouse fight,
but who started the fight?

Jul 15 21:26

Jewish groups condemn 49ers running back for his tweets

A tweet by 49ers returner and running back Jarryd Hayne drew the attention of the Anti-Defamation League. Hayne, an Australian attempting to make a conversion from rugby to the NFL, tweeted that Jews killed Jesus. ADL, in a press release, noted that the tweet appeared July 1st and has since been rescinded.

“Jesus wanted to help people but was killed by his own people,” the ADL quoted Hayne writing. When challenged by a fan on twitter, Hayne then wrote, “The Jews were the people who took him to the Romans n forced them to give the order because they couldn’t.”

Jul 15 18:58

Europe a step closer to keeping records on all passengers flying in and out of the Continent

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee LIBE voted on Wednesday in favor of collecting and storing information about all air passengers traveling into or out of the EU.

The so-called Passenger Name Record (PNR) scheme requires the storage of all data collected by airlines about passengers – including sensitive and personal information such as email addresses, credit card details, phone numbers, and meal choices (halal, kosher, etc) – for use by security agencies. The committee approved the scheme by 32 votes to 27, and also agreed to start negotiations with national ministers with a view to agreeing on a new law by the end of the year.

However, civil rights groups have been outraged at some of the proposals, particularly after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled [PDF] the old Data Retention Directive illegal and disproportionate in April last year.

Jul 15 17:10

Taxpayer service hits new low at IRS as ‘Obamacare’ kicks in

Hello? Hello? Customer service at the IRS hit new lows this year, just as taxpayers were grappling with a wave of identity theft and new requirements under President Barack Obama’s health law.

Jul 15 17:03

Thomas Jefferson Warned Us…

Centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson gave the American people this warning: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” -- Central banks (all over the world), are apparently using this method of conquest…

Jul 15 16:57

Martial Law in the United States: How Likely is it, and What will happen under Martial law?

The march towards martial law is something that is often ignored by the general public, often labeled as Quackery or something belonging on conspiracy websites. But what’s happening in this country is exactly what our founders warned us about, and martial law is something they took very, very seriously.

Jul 15 16:04

California Enacts Vaccine Law That Forces Parents to Choose Between Human Rights and Civil Rights

From flash to bang, it took the politically powerful corporate, medical trade, and government lobbyists just six months this year to gut the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and the civil right to a school education in California.

They did it by enacting a new law (SB 277) signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 29, 2015 that denies parents the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious beliefs so their children can attend school.

In order to sign the bill into law, Governor Brown had to abandon his long-standing legislative record as a champion of parental and religious rights and school education.

Jul 15 15:59

BREAKING: Greek Parliament Passes 3rd Bailout Agreement; Tsipras Successful in Securing Cross-Party Votes

The controversial third bailout agreement that was negotiated and agreed to– by force, according to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras– was passed in the Greek parliament following a tense debate and all-night vote. The deal includes tough reforms and unpopular measures that European creditors have imposed on the people of Greece.

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There will be a run on pitchforks, kerosene, and hemp rope in the Greek hardware stores, I think.

Jul 15 15:52

Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

What good is holding gold and silver in a safety deposit box if your bank won’t let you access it?

Jul 15 15:04

The Mess that Nuland Made

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences. Now, as neo-Nazis turn their guns on the government, it’s hard to see how anyone can clean up the mess that Nuland made, writes Robert Parry.

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Wherever Nuland goes, chaos and suffering follow.

Jul 15 14:28

Banksters make out like bandits on Iran deal

Never mind the hubris involved in the U.S. government dictating to a sovereign nation whether it can procure or create specific weapons systems for its own protection; the Iran deal is a boon to banksters and the military-industrial complex.

Jul 15 14:16

Obamacare Was Supposed To Kill Medicare Advantage. It Only Made It Stronger.

Critics immediately seized on the merry-go-round of Washington — how another top White House official has found a job with the lobbyists she used to negotiate with.

“Is there a revolving-door emoji?” NPR’s Jacob Goldstein ruefully tweeted.

But I think there’s a very telling line, buried near the bottom of the Times‘ 798-word story.

“Asked about her priorities, Mr. Tavenner said she wanted to protect Medicare Advantage, the program under which private insurers manage care for more than 30 percent of the 55 million beneficiaries of Medicare.”

There’s a reason why private insurers care so much about Medicare Advantage: It’s arguably their hottest market right now.

Jul 15 13:58

Ron Paul Warns: Greece Today, America Tomorrow?

America will never get its fiscal house in order until we change our foreign policy and stop wasting trillions on unnecessary and unconstitutional wars.

Jul 15 13:26

Video Police Didn’t Want You to See Finally Released: Unarmed Man Shot and Killed by Officers

On the night of June 2, 2013, police in Gardena, California, responded to a call about a bicycle stolen from outside a CVS drugstore. A police dispatcher mistakenly told officers the crime was a robbery. More information about the case was released today, and it is disturbing.

Jul 15 12:49

Will the Feds Curtail Your Right To Travel? — Congress’s Plans to Lock You in

The “right to travel” makes some politicians very nervous. Consider the issue from their viewpoint. Leaving the country makes it more difficult to detain you if the Feds suspect you of a crime, such as withdrawing lawfully earned cash from your bank account. It’s also less convenient to surveil you if your political opinions don’t toe the party line. And above all, it’s harder for Big Brother to grab your assets.

Jul 15 12:41

US ‘Shot Itself in the Foot’ by Pushing Russia Toward China

Jim Rogers said that China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are where all the money is, while the US and Europe have become the largest debtors.

Jul 15 12:33

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

This brief article will explain why the world’s banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world’s economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. Both have degenerated considerably from their origins.

Jul 15 12:22

Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

Despite the best efforts of some to sound the alarm, the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle upon which this nation was founded

Jul 15 12:17

Major Chain Stores Shutting Down As America Faces “Birth Pangs Of Retail Apocalypse”

Reduced consumer spending is heralding a looming economic downturn, if not collapse, with an unprecedented shutdown of major box stores, restaurants and grocers underway. It doesn’t bode well for the millions of Americans who are already seriously struggling, and will only accelerate the death of the middle class.

Jul 15 11:48

Cops Shot Unarmed Georgia Woman in the Head, Admired Their Marksmanship, Prevented First Aid After

An awful story in Georgia about a fatal 2010 police shooting as investigated by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News, illustrates many of the structural and systemic problems in policing and police discipline, not just in Georgia but around the country.

Jul 15 10:28

Hillary Clinton's Refusal to Reinstate Glass-Stegall

Hillary Clinton won’t propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act – at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign. “You’re not going to see Glass-Steagall,” Blinder said after her economic speech Monday in which she failed to mention it. Blinder said he had spoken to Clinton directly about Glass-Steagall.

This is a big mistake.

It’s a mistake politically because people who believe Hillary Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on Glass-Steagall. Many will recall that her husband led the way to repealing Glass Steagall in 1999 at the request of the big Wall Street banks.

It’s a big mistake economically because the repeal of Glass-Steagall led directly to the 2008 Wall Street crash, and without it we’re in danger of another one.

Jul 15 10:18

Grexit or Jubilee? How Greek Debt Can Be Annulled

The crushing Greek debt could be canceled the way it was made – by sleight of hand. But saving the Greek people and their economy is evidently not in the game plan of the Eurocrats.

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Because then every other member of the EU (and the US) would demand the same thing. The debt is imaginary in the first place. It is money that does not exist and never did. It is all make-believe and we refuse to believe the fairy tale any longer! That is why the money-junkies are so afraid right now.

Jul 15 09:58

Bluesfest removes man waving Confederate flag as artist merchandise criticized

Bluesfest security guards removed a man who was waving a Confederate flag from the festival site last night, according to a witness.

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There are way too many moral cowards willing to go along with government dictates. Which if you recall the "Good Germans" of the 1940s, proved to be the path to disaster!

Jul 15 09:53

They're Trying To Shut Down 'The Ark' - Canada's Largest Private Survival Bunker Was Featured In 'End Of The World - How To Survive Armageddon' - More Survivalists Under Attack!

Back in 1980, a Canadian man by the name of Bruce Beach put together 42 school buses which he buried underneath 14' of ground and 2' of concrete, creating Canada's largest private survival shelter, a shelter which could house 500 people and a shelter which the fire department there is now attempting to shut down. Beach's 'Ark' was featured in the 12 minute video 'End Of The World - How To Survive Armageddon' seen in the 2nd video below. Why are so many survivalists under attack? According to a story from Offgrid Survival, it's the demonization of 'self reliance, patriotism and freedom'.

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Same reason they are trying to erase all memories and symbols of the Confederacy and the American Revolution.

Jul 15 09:16

Judge releases footage of 2013 police shooting of unarmed man in Los Angeles – video

Dashcam video shows police fatally shooting an unarmed man, Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, in Gardena, Los Angeles, in June 2013. A request to release the footage was made by the Los Angeles Times and was granted by a federal judge after the case was settled by the city of Gardena for $4.7m. The judge ruled that the public had an interest in seeing the video

Jul 15 08:28

Truth Is An Existential Threat To The US Government

As George Orwell noted: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

That is why the political establishment and the media find Donald Trump so frightening: the danger that the truth might be spoken.

There is, however, a greater peril – when blatant and outrageous lies are no longer sufficient to soothe the electorate into complacency, such a government must begin to curtail liberty and oppress the people in order to sustain itself, an approach with which both Democrats and Republicans find agreement.

Jul 15 08:04

The US Government is Wiretapping WAY More Americans Than it Wants to Admit

Before Edward Snowden released his notorious NSA leaks, national intelligence officials swore they were not spying on millions of innocent people. As they lied through their teeth, ongoing revelations embarrassingly exposed their dishonesty. Now, yet another deception has come to light, revealing that the government has once again lied about the extent of its invasive policies. According to a 2014 year-end report by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), “a total of 3,554 wiretaps were reported as authorized in 2014, with 1,279 authorized by federal judges and 2,275 authorized by state judges.” While this official number is already high, Albert Gidari, one of the country’s top privacy attorneys, noticed a discrepancy between the AO’s numbers and those detailed by private companies.

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And those are just the "authorized" wiretaps.

Jul 15 07:32

Exclusive: Curtis Ellis Says Trans-Pacific Partnership Is “Not Over!”

Cook said, “I just did an interview couple of days ago with economist and historian, Dr. Tom DiLorenzo, and he talked about the reason we fought the British was because of this type of system of crony capitalism (mercantilism). This is not free market enterprise, this is just giving favors to the politically connected at the expense of tax payers and the middle class, the working people, the American people. This Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), how dangerous is this to our Republic?”

“It’s extremely dangerous to our Republic in many ways,” answered Ellis. “Number one, the TPP sets up a separate court system for foreign corporations that can challenge our laws, and the very power of our government.”

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Protectionism is the last refuge of bad business.

Jul 15 07:09

22-minute video documents how .01% use sex to sell children of all ages

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22-minute video documents how .01% use sex to sell children of all ages

hat tip: 3MillionTV

This is the best video I’ve seen to prove the .01% wanna-be masters brainwash the public, including children, into sexual distraction and servitude:


This artistic selection of video also documents pedophilia (and here), and is only one such video that documents federal and state crimes of obscenity involving minors. For example, under California law (Penal Code section 288 (a), page 64):

“... any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act ... with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony...”
Importantly and in context of corporate media’s general standards:

Jul 14 19:06

H.L.Mencken Quote

The most dangerous man to any government is........

Jul 14 15:53

You Won’t Believe How Many Vets Died Without Receiving VA Treatment

Recently leaked documents have found that over 800,000 veterans are on the VA’s backlog, which began when they started their electronic health care enrollment in 1998. Of those people, an astonishing 238,000 have died without receiving VA treatment.

Jul 14 15:50

The Last Days Of ‘Normal Life’ In America

Sadly, most people don’t understand how the world works because they are so consumed with other things. We live in a society that is absolutely addicted to entertainment. Just recently, I wrote about how the average American spends more than 10 hours a day plugged in to some form of media. If we are not watching television, we are listening to the radio, going to movies, playing video games, messing with our smartphones or spending endless hours on the Internet. And more than 90 percent of the “programming” that we are fed through these devices is produced by just 6 absolutely gigantic media corporations.

Jul 14 15:46

Red-light cameras weren’t really about safety

Columbus residents accepted the rewriting of the law to demote traffic offenses from criminal to civil violations, at the behest of a publicly traded foreign corporation.

Jul 14 15:27

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment

Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who won an Oscar for the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour, is suing the US government to find out why she spent six years being repeatedly harassed by border security guards.

Jul 14 15:17

The U.S. Government Is Using Hitler’s Playbook And The Dice Are Cast

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

Jul 14 14:48

Gun Free Zones a.k.a. Self Defense Prohibited Zones

Yes, Gun Free Zones suck because they are ineffective. Worse yet, they suck because they actually attract the worst sort of violent criminals. The scum cowards who perpetrate mass murders choose Gun Free Zones because they know they can rule that area of real estate for ten, twenty, or thirty minutes, completely unopposed.

Jul 14 14:46

Sandblasting the Confederate faces off Stone Mountain? Yeah, right

It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain.

“It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” reads the chapter’s release. “NAACP Atlanta chapter is calling for the immediate removal of all Confederate Memorial Monuments maintained by the state of Georgia using taxpayer money.”

Jul 14 14:32

FLASHBACK - Soaring cost of military drugs could hurt budget

Last year, the Pentagon spent more on pills, injections and vaccines than it did on Black Hawk helicopters, Abrams tanks, Hercules C-130 cargo planes and Patriot missiles — combined.

Some of the prescription drugs that have fueled the military’s skyrocketing pharmaceutical budget are the same ones that have medicated the civilian world over the past decade. Since 2002, the Department of Defense has spent more than $5 billion on Lipitor, Plavix, Advair, Nexium and Singulair.

Rather than a reflection of the drugs needed to treat wounded troops, the top-selling prescriptions signal an increase in aging military retirees covered by the military’s health program, Tricare, with drugs for arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes costing billions. The Department of Defense also spent more than $380 million on erectile dysfunction drugs and $238 million on testosterone therapy drugs over the decade.

Jul 14 14:14

5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future

Remember, the story of the false flag phenomenon is one that is still being written. Our analysis of it must breach the most powerful information control filters the world has ever seen. As technology and social enlightenment make the crimes of the world’s national governments transparent, we will see shocking new chapters added to this history that will shatter mainstream perceptions of reality.

Jul 14 14:07

The Death of Free Speech — Is Spain the horrific future of the US?

Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Jul 14 13:57


For many years, governments have been attempting to expand the economy by encouraging debt. Governments (most notably the EU and US) have borrowed far more than they ever have in history, to the point that they’re now facing insolvency.

Jul 14 13:46

Tsipras Stunner: Creditors Said "There Is No Point In Holding Elections" In Bailed Out Countries

While Germany's finmin Schauble is about to burst at few capillaries after reading the latest provocation from Tsipras in which he said, according to Reuters, that:


It should be the Greek people that are reeling by another, even greater stunner, just spoken by the Greek PM during his TV interview: an admission from the chosen Greek "leader" that Greece, as a
sovereign nation, no longer exists:


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Jul 14 13:39

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Have Exceeded 45 Million For 48 Straight Month

The number of beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 48 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Jul 14 12:56

Draining the U.S. Treasury: Cost of War in Afghanistan Hits $4 MILLION PER HOUR

The US-led campaign in Afghanistan is estimated to cost the American taxpayers about four million dollars an hour, with the total price tag since 2001, now more than seven-hundred billion.

Jul 14 10:48

Censored By Sanction? Barclays Freezes Accounts Of Russia's News Agency

The UK has frozen the bank account of Russia's Rossiya Segodnya news agency without any explanation. "To close the account of one of the world’s leading news agencies is censorship, the direct obstruction of journalists’ work," Dmitry Kiselyov, head of the news agency, exclaimed, asking "what kind of press freedom and democracy can Britain claim to have if it prevents one of the world's largest news agencies from working in the country?" As RT reports, while no official justification for the move has been offered, a source in the banking sector told the agency the Exchequer has put Dmitry Kiselyov on an anti-Russian sanctions list. With David Cameron in full tyrannical 1984-mode, this latest move is perhaps not entirely surprising (though we await the boomerang from Putin).

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More and more the world sees that the west has weaponized the global economy and uses it as a hammer to coerce compliance. This will speed up the rush to create a multi-polar world not dependent on any one global currency system.

Jul 14 10:05

California Now Wants to be First State to Mandate Adult Vaccines – Criminal Penalties for those Who Refuse

In a brazen act of medical tyranny, California recently became the first state in the U.S. where lawmakers removed religious exemptions to those opposing vaccines for their children. The bill now signed into law, SB277, faces legal hurdles in court next.

Now, legislators in California want to pass the “first US adult vaccine mandate with NO personal exemptions and CRIMINAL penalties for failure to comply.” SB 792, would eliminate an adult’s right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure.

Will California soon become a medical police state?

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If the government has to order yo to buy a product, you know the product is costly, useless, and probably dangerous as well!

Jul 14 10:04

The oncoming disaster in public pensions: The $4 trillion retirement savings deficit and the bill of payouts for pensioners.

Americans have done a very poor job saving for retirement. In many cases, families simply have very little left over each month to save after monthly expenses chomp away at their net take home pay. Pensions used to be common. In 1975 you had 88 percent of private sector workers and 98 percent of state and local sector workers covered by defined benefit plans (that is a pension). By 2011 only 1 in 5 private sector workers had access to a pension. Public sector workers still have access to pensions for the large part but the math is not working out.

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"We'll just kill them off when they are no longer able to work!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 14 09:34


This is a call for ALL homeschoolers to pick up the phone IMMEDIATELY and call their U.S. Senators and DEMAND that they vote NO on Senator Lamar Alexander's Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177) which would reauthorize the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law until 2021. Phone number to call is: 202-224-3121.

Homeschooled children are NOT being excluded from the INTERNATIONAL United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-DICTATED GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRAINING AND VALUES AND ACADEMICS DESTROYING CURRICULUM.

In fact, passage of Republican Rep. John Kline's HR5 July 8, 2015 by a 5-vote margin (!) will allow for all the tax-funded school choice/charter schools, with unelected boards, requirements, necessary to implement this evil unconstitutional/international/totalitarian workforce training agenda across the board, around the world. (HR-5 is basically a copy-cat version of Sen. Alexander's S1177 which will be voted on early next week.)

Jul 14 09:34

The Secret Bank Bailout

The rescued are not in the poorer Euro states – unlike commonly believed – but mainly in Germany and France. A large part of the money ends up with the creditors of the banks that want to be saved or must be saved.

Jul 14 09:33

Greece Just Lost Control Of Its Banks, And Why Deposit Haircuts Are Imminent

Yes, Greek banks may have been insolvent - something that was clear since the first bailout of 2010 - but at least the Greek state had control over them: as such it could have mandated mergers, recapitalizations, liquidity injections, even depositor bail-ins (perhaps the harshest lesson for the ordinary Greek population as a result of this latest crisis is that deposits are not "cash in the bank" but liabilities of insolvent financial organizations).

Starting on Wednesday that will no longer be the case.

Jul 14 09:31

Sold! German Bank to Control, Sell Greek Public Assets

To save its crumbling economy, Greece was forced to hand over its public assets to an external fund controlled by a German bank, managed by Herr Wolfgang Schaeuble himself.

Greece and its international creditors reached an agreement after long negotiations over the past weekend. The cash-strapped Mediterranean nation will now receive a €95-billion bailout over the next three years in exchange for quite harsh economic reforms.

However, the deal didn't come as easily for Greece. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble proposed that as much as €50-billion of Greek public assets must be transferred to an external fund and privatized over time.

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Privitization means stealing assets paid for by taxpayers and renting those assets back to the people who paid for them.

Jul 14 09:16

Varoufakis: Greek Deal Is "Coup", Turns Greece Into "Vassal" State, And Deals "Decisive Blow" To European Project

Europeans, even those who give not a damn for Greece, ought to beware.The Euro Summit statement of yesterday morning has nothing to do with economics, nor with any concern for the type of reform agenda capable of lifting Greece out of its mire. It is purely and simply a manifestation of the politics of humiliation in action.

Jul 14 08:59


One of the nation’s largest private prison operators is being sued for forcing immigrant detainees to work for a dollar a day, and in some cases even less than that. GEO Group Inc., which contracts with the government to imprison illegal immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings, has allegedly forced detainees held at its facility in Colorado to do maintenance work while paying them only $1 a day. The chores included cleaning toilets, showers, windows and floors; doing laundry, clerical and landscape work; operating the law library; plus preparing and serving meals for GEO law enforcement events, according to ThinkProgress.

Jul 14 08:57

Defeating The Satanic NWO

If we are to win we need to understand, deal with and repudiate four basic inter-related problems, broad-based areas, facing the world vis a vis the oligarchy, organizations and people that are threatening our freedoms, our religions, our God, our very lives (depopulation):

1. The Rothschild private banking cartel that controls the money system of the world, and inter-connected multinational corporations that dominate the world's economic matrix.

2. Zionism, the political system fostered by the Rothschilds and the UK elite, and brought about the creation of its nuclear armed nation-state actor Israel; especially understanding the difference between Zionism and Judaism>>>

Germany: many Jews, part Jews (Mischlinge), served in the WWII German NaZis party and army; that the Holocaust was, in part, emblematic of the strife between the Zionist NaZi Jews working on the Israel plan, and those Jews (refuseniks) who reject their nationalist ideology.

Jul 14 08:33

Greece is being treated like a hostile occupied state

Like the Neapolitan Bourbons – benign by comparison – the leaders of the eurozone have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.

The cruel capitulation forced upon Greece after 31 hours on the diplomatic rack offers no conceivable way out the country’s perpetual crisis. The terms are harsher by a full order of magnitude than those rejected by Greek voters in a landslide referendum a week ago, and therefore can never command democratic assent.

They must be carried through by a Greek parliament still dominated by MPs from Left and Right who loathe every line of the summit statement, the infamous SN 4070/15, and have only agreed – if they have agreed – with a knife to their throats.

EMU inspectors can veto legislation. The emasculation of the Greek parliament has been slipped into the text. All that is missing is a unit of EMU gendarmes.

Jul 14 08:23

UK to ban encrypted messenger services to combat the specter of ISIS

British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to have access to all means of electronic communication by anyone in the country and ban the use of encrypted apps such as Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and iMessage unless they agree to provide backdoors.

Jul 14 07:11

Kuwait Mandates DNA Database For All Residents

By Brandon Turbeville

Never a country known for its human rights and civil liberties, Kuwait is now attempting to take the lead in the Gulf for the country most integrated with the technological control grid and biometric surveillance state...

Jul 14 06:13


U.S. law enforcement officials announced another terror arrest on Monday, after arming a mentally ill man and then charging him with having guns. ABC News quoted a “senior federal official briefed on the arrest” as saying: “This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things.” But in a sting reminiscent of so many others conducted by the FBI since 9/11, Alexander Ciccolo, 23, “aka Ali Al Amriki,” was apparently a mentally ill man who was doing nothing more than ranting about violent jihad and talking (admittedly in frightening ways) about launching attacks—until he met an FBI informant. At that point, he started making shopping lists for weapons.

Jul 14 06:09

Greece ‘austerity deal’ explained in 1-minute video

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: What Really Happened, Zero Hedge


Appropriately for Greece being known as a birthplace of democratic ideals, Star Wars was created by George Lucas to tell the story of democracy devolving into vicious psychopathic empire. Real-world Greece (and here) is subject to vicious psychopathic wanna-be lords who only and always create debt owed to them, then demanding public austerity as the OBVIOUS mechanics of adding negative numbers forever only and always increases total debt.

The punchline of satire (my attempts here) and real-world is the same:

Be willing work-animals/slaves or die.

The .01% literal psychopathic “leaders” (and here) control today’s empire the very same as you read in high school history classes by controlling:
government leadership for policy and law enforcement (including unlawful and lie-began wars),

Jul 14 06:07


Greece’s union of civil servants, Adedly, called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, and for a series of demonstrations, the first one tonight at Syntagma Square, just below the Parliament, and another one on Wednesday evening, when Parliament is expected to vote on the new, even tougher, and immensely hated bailout package. The union for local government employees, Poe-Ota, also called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the AFP reported. Two other demonstrations against austerity and the “euro” are planned for Monday night, one organized via social networks, the other by Antarsya, an anti-euro party that didn’t make it into Parliament.

Jul 13 17:22

Password law for Customs 'necessary'

Powers that would require a person to provide a password or access to their electronic device will be useless if their material is instead stored online, Customs Minister Nicky Wagner admits.

However, Ms Wagner insists such a change to legislation is necessary and will still enable Customs to catch people with illegal material.

Customs' preferred option is to require passwords for electronic devices without meeting a threshold, such as suspicion of criminal activity.

Ms Wagner has indicated a "two-tiered" approach could be taken with some sort of threshold met before a password was required.

She would not say what that could mean for travellers.

"We are premature to be able to say where we have landed ... We want to manage it in the least intrusive way, but we need to catch the baddies."

Jul 13 15:45

Everything You Need to Know About the Greek Crisis and ECB Fascism in Two Paragraphs

There is no democracy in Europe. None.

Varoufakis said that Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister and the architect of the deals Greece signed in 2010 and 2012, was “consistent throughout”. “His view was ‘I’m not discussing the programme – this was accepted by the previous [Greek] government and we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything.

“So at that point I said ‘Well perhaps we should simply not hold elections anymore for indebted countries’, and there was no answer. The only interpretation I can give [of their view] is, ‘Yes, that would be a good idea, but it would be difficult. So you either sign on the dotted line or you are out.’”

Any questions?

Jul 13 15:44

'Austerity Has Won': Greece Submits to Divisive Reforms

After 31 hours of tense weekend talks—and five years of crippling austerity—Greece and its foreign creditors have struck a deal: an €86 billion bailout that will keep Greece in the Eurozone in exchange for controversial economic reforms that include tax hikes, pension overhauls, and severe budget cuts if the nation misses fiscal targets imposed and monitored by the so-called Troika.

Jul 13 14:46

Billionaire Warns Of Bloody Revolution

Jul 13 12:31

Iron Man and Transformers censored by US military for getting too close to the truth

Military chiefs at the Pentagon are gagging Hollywood when its science ­fiction blockbusters get uncomfortably close to the bone.

Directors are being forced to re-write scripts by the United States Department of Defense if the content is deemed ­inappropriate – and the big screen hits affected include Iron Man, Terminator Salvation, Transformers, King Kong and Superman: Man of Steel.

Jul 13 12:10

'1984' Comes To Europe - The End Of Freedom Of Speech In Spain

Spain has shown that it is fully on board with the Brussels authoritarian direction of ending democracy. Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Here are the new laws in Spain:

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Somewhere in Hell, Francisco Franco is laughing!

Jul 13 12:09

What Assets Did Greece Just Hand Over To Europe: "Airports, Airplanes, Infrastructure And Most Certainly Banks"

With the provocative and dramatic Greek "time out" language pulled from the final finmin and summit draft language, the two most humiliating aspects of the latest extend and pretend "deal" for the Greek people will be the return of the Troika's (surely we can call it the Troika again as part of the Greek capitulation) IMF mission to Athens, and the escrowing of some €50 billion in Greek assets in a liquidation fund.

Granted said fund will not be domiciled in Luxembourg as was originally envisioned, but Europe will still have control and first refusal rights over what are technically Greek properties, in the process Athens handing over about 25% of Greek GDP (and sovereignty) over the Brussels.

Jul 13 12:09

US Aid To El Salvador Came With Strings Attached: Monsanto Seeds Required

Farmers and activists for natural agriculture in El Salvador successfully resisted efforts by the U.S. government to tie foreign aid to the use of GMO seeds, in the latest attempt to link relief money with profits for Monsanto, the controversial multinational agribusiness giant.

In 2013, the U.S. offered El Salvador $277 million in aid through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign aid agency established under President George W. Bush. Then, in 2014, Dahr Jamail reports for Truthout, U.S. officials started putting increased pressure on the Central American country to make “economic and environmental policy changes” in return for receiving the next phase of the aid package. A key part of the disagreement involved programs to provide locally produced seeds to poor farmers, which officials argued violated the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement by favoring local products over those produced by multinational corporations.

Jul 13 12:08

LAPD Use Desperate Females Begging For Rides to Entrap Uber Drivers

Despite not going through the Uber app, she tells you she's in a hurry, asks you to book the ride on your own phone and begs you to drive "across the street" to her friend.

When you comply, all the sudden you're surrounded by a gang of cops who accuse you of acting as a "bandit cab" driver -- someone who takes money under the table for rides, rather than funnel cash through Uber and in turn, the state's taxing authorities -- then you're placed under arrest and your car is impounded.

This is the tactic the LAPD is using to bust unsuspecting Uber drivers on petty statute violations.

Jul 13 12:02

Leaked Documents Show FBI, DEA, & Army Can Control Your Computer

Leaked emails from an Italian-based hacking company reveal that government agencies engage in surveillance more invasive than previously thought, spending millions of dollars on spyware and malware software to accomplish their questionable goals. Tellingly, their use of the product places them squarely in the same category as other repressive regimes around the world.

Jul 13 11:22

The Problem of Greece Is Not Only a Tragedy. It Is a Lie

An historic betrayal has consumed Greece. Having set aside the mandate of the Greek electorate, the Syriza government has willfully ignored last week’s landslide “No” vote and secretly agreed a raft of repressive, impoverishing measures in return for a “bailout” that means sinister foreign control and a warning to the world.

Jul 13 11:06

TTIP Negotiators to Engage Interested Stakeholders on July 15

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a US-advocated pact, seeks to create the world's largest free trade zone. However, there are concerns that TTIP will take trade controls away from local governments and give them to international corporations.

Jul 13 10:54

FBI Director Comey is a Maniac

Comey, in a brief op-ed appearing on the prominent national security blog Lawfare, said that "there are lots of good things" about universal strong encryption, such as expanded privacy and protection from cybercriminals. But those benefits must be balanced against the potential risks created by making it more difficult for the government to access the digital communications and data of those suspected of wrongdoing, he said...

"I really am not a maniac (or at least my family says so)," Comey said. "But my job is to try to keep people safe. In universal strong encryption, I see something that is with us already and growing every day that will inexorably affect my ability to do that job." – National Journal, July 6, 2015

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Comey's ban on strong encryption cannot work against real criminals and terrorists who can easily create their own methods of encryption which the government cannot break. Comey wants to ban YOU, the law-abiding citizen from using strong encryption so that the government can steal your business secrets, go on fishing expeditions for civil forfeiture opportunities or blackmail material, scare you into silence about what is going on, and whack off to naked pictures of your spouses and children!

Jul 13 10:22

‘Orwellian’: Tory move to criminalize dissent strategic & unjust, say union chiefs

Britain’s biggest union has passed a motion allowing its members to hold illegal protests in a pre-emptive strike against government plans to restrict lawful industrial action.

Unite, which has 1.5 million members in the UK, removed a clause from its rule book stipulating protests can only take place “so far as may be lawful” during a rules conference last week.

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 13:39

U.S. Military Makes Monumental Shift To Hollowpoint Pistol Ammunition

The stunning announcement was made at the U.S Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey yesterday during the military’s two-day “industry day” for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), which will conclude today.

A military lawyer who made a presentation during the Industry Day noted that the United States is not a signatory to the Hague Conventions which outlawed the use of “dum-dum” and expanding bullets more than a century ago. It is the military’s position that the shift to jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) ammunition, which more efficiently transfers energy to the target and which presents much less of a risk of over-penetration, is more humane and less of a risk to innocent civilians downrange in modern combat where there are often no clear front lines.

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Why, and why now?!? This development is very alarming.

Jul 10 13:32

'One of the largest human experiments in history' was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco

But one fact many may not know about San Francisco's fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a "simulated germ-warfare attack." This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and "one of the largest human experiments in history."

But, as she writes, it was also "one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception."

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The pathogen used for the test was supposed to be "harmless", only making people sick enough to see a doctor, but in fact there were several deaths!

Jul 10 13:31

One Presidential Candidate Just Promised To Wage War In 4 Different Countries

Everywhere Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) looks in the world, he sees a crisis, and believes these combined crises could soon “throw the world into chaos we haven’t seen since WWII.”
In his first major foreign policy speech as a presidential candidate, Graham told a packed room at the Atlantic Council think tank in D.C. what he would do if he became Commander in Chief, a list that tilted heavily to where he would use military force.
Though he rattled off a laundry list of threats to U.S. national security throughout his speech, Graham called the current diplomatic negotiations with Iran “the greatest existential threat to world order” and “North Korea in the making.”
“I don’t mind Iran or any other nation having a nuclear power program for peaceful reasons,” he said. But if the current negotiations produce a deal that doesn’t include the ability for the U.S. to inspect Iran’s nuclear reactors “anytime, anywhere,” Graham would resort to “overwhelming” military force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how many stocks in defense industries Graham posesses, and how his personal profits will rise if, through some horrible nightmare scenario, he becomes the Republican's candidate for President, and gets elected.

And let's not pretend that we have not seen this before, someone originally considered "unelectable" by many, actually getting elected; remember George W. Bush's "election" (or, appointment, by the Supremes)?!?

Although Graham has served in the military (as a JAG for the Air Force), he personally has never seen combat.

And it strikes me that those candidates who have never been in the middle of a war zone are generally the most bloodthirsty about wanting to declare war on other countries, rather than try to do the adult, civilized thing by negotiation.

Jul 10 12:28

Someone Pull The Plug Or This Will End In War

Yes, it’s still entirely possible that Tsipras submitted this last set of proposals knowing full well they won’t be accepted. But he’s already gone way too far in his concessions. This is an exercise in futility.

It’s time to acknowledge this is a road to nowhere. From where I’m sitting, Yanis Varoufakis has been the sole sane voice in this whole 5 month long B-movie. I think Yanis also conceded that it was no use trying to negotiate anything with the troika, and that that’s to a large extent why he left.

Yanis will be badly, badly needed for Greece going forward. They need someone to figure out where to go from here.

Just like Europe needs someone to figure out how to deconstruct Brussels without the use of heavy explosives. Because there are just two options here: either the EU will -more or less- peacefully fall apart, or it will violently blow apart.

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Jul 10 12:26

Baltimore Police Chief Allowed Looting to Discredit Protestors, Says Union

Veteran police officers Kenneth Butler and Neil Franklin discuss a report issued by the Fraternal Order of Police that accuses recently fired Chief Batts of ordering police to stand down during looting so protestors would be blamed as the aggressors

Jul 10 11:58

Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Department officials declined to provide specific information to the Sun regarding details of the ammunition purchase request. “We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

52,000 rounds?!?


What in heave;s name are they expecting, for someone to attempt to sabotage the Dam?!?

Jul 10 11:55



The battle between the NSA, FBI and other government agencies who are pushing to outlaw encryption and those who want privacy is the same battle fought by the Founding Fathers more than 2oo years ago.

After all, the NSA is doing to modern Americans what King George did to Colonial America … which was one of the main reasons the Founders launched the Revolution. And see this.

And Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor (like Edward Snowden) for blowing the whistle on the government’s actions.


While encryption might seem like a new affair, it is actually very old school … and something which the Founding Fathers extensively used.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current demand for only the encryption that only US government agencies can decipher, is a clear demonstration of a government terrified of its own citizens.

And, as Mike demonstrated, 6 times on this website, none of the alphabet soup agencies in the US were able to decipher the encryption he created.

And please rest assured, the "bad guys" (drug dealers, etc.) already have encryption in place which is pretty bullet proof at this point, and unreachable by Federal authorities.

Jul 10 11:40


Extensive records from SWAT team raids in northeastern Massachusetts released today by the American Civil Liberties Union corroborate what police reform advocates have long insisted: that “Special Weapons And Tactics” units spend a majority of their time responding to low-risk situations that do not require SWAT’s quasi-military approach.

The documents include after-action reports from 79 SWAT operations between August 2012 and June 2014 by the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, or NEMLEC, a consortium of police departments covering 925 square miles in Middlesex and Essex Counties outside Boston. According to NEMLEC, its SWAT team exists to respond to “critical incidents,” mainly “active shooters, armed barricaded subjects, hostage takers, and terrorists.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Overkill by police departments has become the new normal, all over this country.

What we have had happen, in terms of American policing, is a return to "Code Napoleon Law", in which the suspect was considered guilty until proven innocent, which is the absolute polar opposite of the "innocent until proven guilty" premise of American jurisprudence.

This kind of policing, many times taught by IDF or ex-IDF members, is about enforcing fear, and causing police to treat innocent Americans just the way the IDF treats innocent Palestinians.

This is absolutely so wrong, that I don't know where to begin.

Jul 10 10:52

Caught Between 'Grexit' and 'Hell No' — Greece Submits To Austerity's Knife

After submitting a proposal for consideration by foreign creditors overnight, the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras on Friday presented the plan to a full meeting of Parliament, in hopes of securing backing for a plan that would keep Greece in the eurozone by exchanging long-term debt relief and further financial assistance for a new set of of harsh austerity programs and conditions.

Jul 10 10:42

Top 5 Chemical Weapon Tests The British Conducted On Their Own People

Unfortunately, this article is not satirical. Instead, it documents five, historically factual cases where the British Government thought it would be a great idea to test chemical and biological weapons upon their own people during the Cold War.

Jul 10 10:42

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents Monday, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military. Duelfer was appointed by CIA Director George Tenet to lead a massive search after an earlier massive search led by David Kay had determined that there were no WMD stockpiles in Iraq. Duelfer went to work in January 2004, to find nothing for a second time, on behalf of people who had launched a war knowing full well that their own statements about WMDs were not true.

Jul 10 10:30

Jeb is toast. Rich white guy says working americans must work harder. economy's problems are OUR fault.

Jeb Bush said that in order to grow the economy “people should work longer hours,” ABC News reports.

Jul 10 10:09

Israel bans Palestinian TV channel for Arab citizens

Israel's minister of public security issued a banning order on Thursday against F48 (short for Falastin 1948 — "Palestine 1948") television channel, which is geared towards the Arab citizens of Israel. "I will not allow Israel's sovereignty to be harmed or allow the Palestinian Authority to gain a foothold in the country," insisted Gilad Erdan.

Jul 10 09:23

Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ as ‘Anti-Gay’ Words

Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Democrats in California have introduced a bill that would ban the words “husband” and “wife” from being used in federal law because they are “gendered terms” and discriminate against gay people.

The words husband and wife were deleted from California state law last year in order to accommodate same sex marriage.

Under new legislation proposed by over two dozen Democrats, that same rule would be applied federally. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif, would introduce new “gender-neutral” terms such as “spouse” or “married couple.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, this is NOT a satire piece! This is political correctness running rampant. And I will continue to call Claire "my lovely wife" and you better damned well get used to it!

Jul 10 09:06

Feds want Medicare doctors to talk about death

This highly controversial proposal to foster end-of-life planning discussions -- which Sarah Palin and Republican lawmakers decried as creating "death panels" in 2009 -- would pay doctors to have 30-minute meetings with patients and family members to discuss so-called advance directives. This includes specifying the patient's wishes concerning medical care and life support measures and designating a health care proxy if the patient is unable to make decisions.

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"Look, these people are costing us money, and they are never going to be able to work again and produce a profit. These old sick people are pure economic loss, plain and simple, and we just have to cull the herd, just like we do with sheep, cattle, and chickens. The new policy under the New World Order is easy enough to understand; as long as you are generating wealth, you live. If you can;t, you die. Why is that so hard for people to accept?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 08:13

Sanders is leftwing on economic issues, but sees Israel as up against ISIS

Bernie Sanders! Paleeeeze!

Maybe you’re as excited as I am over the entry of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders into the presidential race. A socialist at heart, Sanders is actually going to push issues of income disparity and globalization into the US mainstream discourse, and in the wake of Baltimore will explain to Americans how our national community has been fractured, the middle class shattered, and the poor oppressed.

But I’ve seen no one apart from Juan Cole, in this excellent summary of Sanders’s Middle East views, point out his yeoman defense of Israel during its assault on Gaza last summer.

Jul 10 07:49

To facilitate passage of TPP, U.S. upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report

The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers, U.S. sources said on Wednesday, a move that could smooth the way for an ambitious U.S.-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries. The upgrade to so-called "Tier 2 Watch List" status removes a potential barrier to President Barack Obama's signature global trade deal.

Jul 10 07:48

Cop Decapitates Army Vet With Cruiser on the Way to a Call, Doesn’t Render Aid, Speeds Off

Bill McIntyre was a hard-working retired Army veteran who built fences for living. Because of the negligent actions of a Tampa cop, this 60-year-old man is now dead. He left behind his wife, three sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren. On the night of June 28, McIntire was on his way home when a Florida detective was on his way to a call of about a robbery. On the way to the call, the officer struck McIntire, decapitating him, and then sped off. He never stopped to help nor did he report striking anything with his cruiser.

Jul 10 07:25

Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.

The ruling does not bar the team from using the Redskins name if it wishes. The team could even still sue for trademark infringement, but winning such a case could prove more complex without the legal protections that come with a federally registered trademark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "political correctness" has reached book-burning proportions. We have reached the stage where anything can be banned because it might offend someone, somewhere, out in the hinterland! "Redskins", the Confederate Flag, the Gadsden Flag, Thomas Jefferson and who knows what else will be banned because some politician (who more than likely has the flag of apartheid Israel proudly displayed in their office) can always find some whiner whose entire sense of self-worth is based entirely on being offended by something at all times!

Jul 09 18:26

30-second video: Officer powerfully honors Oath to US Constitution - this path stops .01% crimes, looting, lies

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tip: Activist Post


This unidentified law officer models exactly what Americans need to experience and express to reclaim our virtuous republic.

America currently suffers from .01% “leaders” in government, banking/finance, and corporate media who execute literal “Crimes against Humanity” that intentionally murder human beings by the tens of millions each and every year. The .01% choose policies of crimes centering in war and debt (what they fraudulently call “money”) that create conditions for these tens of millions to die gruesomely slow and painful deaths from war and debt-induced poverty, while ignoring their promises to the world over decades to end global poverty with just 0.7% of the developed nations’ income (Americans want to give up to 10%).

Most of the millions of victims are children.

The Emperor’s New Clothes obvious, overwhelming, irrefutable evidence:

Jul 09 15:47

DHS CHIEF: ‘I can build you a perfectly safe city, but it will look like a prison’

As DHS Secretary, his goal, he said, was to harmonize the need for security and the preservation of “the freedoms we expect as Americans.”

Jul 09 15:34

School Issues Terrifying Threat to Parents Who Pick Up Kids Late

A letter that went out to families at an Oregon elementary school had some parents up in arms in this week — and fearing for what would happen should they arrive a few minutes late to student pick-up.

Jul 09 15:28

School Letter Threatens Parents with Call to DHS

“Children must be picked up on time. If they are not picked up on time, we will call DHS and you will then have to pick them up at court the next day.”

Jul 09 14:40

FBI’S Amazing Trick To Avoid Accountability

Though FBI reports are often admitted as evidence, they are sometimes so unreliable that even a federal judge once refused to be interviewed unless he could review the report first.