DICTATORSHIP

Aug 19 16:03

Holohoax Survivors Getting In On The Michael Brown/ Ferguson, MO Action

Just when you think this circus couldn't get any more ridiculous, the obligatory "holocaust survivor" pops up to insert herself into the latest newsworthy crisis- just in case the 20th century's top (alleged) atrocity was being overshadowed by current racial strife.

Aug 19 15:34

New Audio: Listen to Edward Snowden Defend Whistleblowers

Edward Snowden beamed into DC from Russia

Aug 19 15:31

'Less-than-lethal' ammunition makers profiting off unrest from Ferguson to Israel

So-called less-than-lethal munitions used on protesters in Ferguson have become not only a symbol of a militarized mindset among law enforcement in the US, but have galvanized bonds between struggles against state aggression, from Missouri to Palestine.

Aug 19 14:48

California “Kill Switch” Bill Could Be Used to Disrupt Protests

This week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri highlight the risks of abuse all too clearly. Police have repeatedly attempted to disrupt protests and ordered both demonstrators and press to turn off recording devices. If the California bill were in place in Missouri, these officers might deploy the government kill switch alongside tear gas and rubber bullets, using the mandated technology to stop coordination between protesters, cut off access to outside information, and shut down video recordings that can deter police misconduct.

The purpose of the California kill switch bill may be to turn stolen phones into worthless “bricks,” but in its current form it could be used to brick protests that police disapprove of. Such a measure is unnecessary, and highly dangerous to the exercise of civil liberties.

Aug 19 14:43

Who Needs SOPA? US Court Wipes Sites From The Internet For 'Infringement' Without Even Alerting Sites In Question

TorrentFreak has the exceptionally troubling story of a federal district court in Oregon issuing an incredibly broad and questionable order, effectively wiping a bunch of websites out, without ever letting the websites in question know that they were being "tried" in court. The request came from ABS-CBN, a giant Filipino entertainment company arguing infringement, of course. But the argument against these sites is somewhat questionable already, made worse by the demand that the whole thing be done under seal (without alerting the site operators). Then Judge Anna Brown granted the temporary restraining order, basically deleting these sites from the internet, without even a sniff of an adversarial hearing.

Aug 19 14:26

6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."

Aug 19 13:48

Massachusetts Governor Tightens Rope on Gun Owner Rights

According to Governor Patrick, ‘Our communities and our families are safer when irresponsible gun sales and use are reduced. This legislation moves us in that direction.”

One wonders how he can prove this.

Aug 19 13:10

Swat Team Raided with Immigration, Tibetan Monks for over extended visas while they were on a Peace Mission in U.S.

SWAT teams in the U.S. are militarized and are being used for the most basic purposes now. They raid homes for the smallest reasons.

In 2006, they raided Tibetan Monks on a Peace mission for expired visas with immigration officials.

Now are they going to do this for illegals here now that commit crimes or just go against the American citizens?

I found this as I have been doing research about SWAT teams in the U.S. and if they are privately owned mercenaries and found this information.

Aug 19 13:06

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated #11)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1lfDKAl

Aug 19 12:52

How I beat a Speeding Ticket in California Superior Court of Appeals (Without A Lawyer)

I always encourage everyone to fight their traffic tickets and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of surrendering it to the corrupt state. I've beaten about 15 tickets since I learned how to properly fight the revenue agents in 2001. One victory which was particularly gratifying was a speeding ticket I received in Upland, CA in 2002. I was initially convicted of speeding, but appealed and won in California Superior Court of Appeals, when a panel of three Superior Court Appellate Judges ruled for me and threw out the phony conviction. This was pretty easy to do, and I encourage everyone else to do so. I finally got around to scanning my 4-Page legal brief and the Appeals Court 7-page decision.

Aug 19 12:40

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma

You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1vdWxfI

Aug 19 12:39

The spirit of humanity shines bright in Palestine

We must demand that Palestinians, like Israelis, are able to live free from fear, in dignity and with equality. The spirit of humanity demands no less. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/YvJQlt

Aug 19 11:58

For the last 15 years, at least $77 million in sophisticated counterfeit $100 bills have flooded into the country from Israel.

Government breaks up ring that circulated counterfeit $100s for 15 years

Aug 19 11:53

24/7 Online Live Stream From #GazaUnderAttack (Israel resume airstrikes)

Israeli air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse . Watch live streams from #GazaUnderAttack here: http://sabbah.in/1zNYQta

Aug 19 11:52

Ferguson Police Have Body Cameras… But Don’t Wear Them

While many are crying out for the use of body cameras to be adopted in towns such as Ferguson, Missouri, the Wall Street Journal reported, “Police in Ferguson have a stock of body-worn cameras, but have yet to deploy them to officers.“

Aug 19 11:46

The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been demanding justice against Darren Wilson, a killer cop who took the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. According to an autopsy, Michael Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head; one of the bullets that penetrated his head came from above him, which could indicate an “execution style” for the killing attributed to Wilson. A return to violent tactics rather than the community policing promised by the authorities to the people of Ferguson, and a decision by Governor Jay Nixon to call up the National Guard were very much part of an escalation.

Aug 19 11:42

Sonic Weapon Used to Push Back Reporters, Protestors

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The model for a civil police force is that the guilty are caught and punished while the innocent are left unmolested. The worst aspect of the militarization of the US police is that they target large masses of Americans without regard to who is actually engaged in wrongdoing. This i snot policing. This is repression.

Aug 19 11:26

Tennessee Sate Highway Stromtroopers Shakedown and Steal Innocent Citizens Property through "civil asset forfeiture"

Aug 19 10:54

‘Raid & Detain’ Is Now The Standard Procedure For Internet Trash-Talk?

An innocent elderly woman’s home was raided by SWAT when she was suspected of using the internet to trash-talk and post threats toward the local police. In response, gun-wielding assailants breached her doors and windows in a violent search for electronic evidence. The hair-raising incident took place at the household of Louise Milan on Powell Street. It was the place where she and her husband had raised their six children, and had lived for three decades. On June 21, 2012, the solitude of the familial home was shattered — along with numerous doors and window panes.

Aug 19 10:42

How Foreign Militaries Share Responsibility for What’s Happening in Ferguson

Abby Martin remarks on the growing militarization of America’s local police forces in the midst of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, highlighting a program known as Urban Shield, where US police forces train and learn military tactics together.

Aug 19 10:23

The Ferguson Police Have a Card up Their Sleeve

The Ferguson Police Department has a plan for how to improve their image to a world stunned by the unfolding story of the shooting of Michael Brown: Make their new boss from the state highway patrol look bad. Make Michael Brown look bad. Make the protesters look bad. Make the entire Ferguson community look bad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media is still trying to spin Ferguson as a whites versus blacks issue.

It isn't.

As these photos from the Occupy Wall Street protests show, the real issue is ALL Americans, of every color, against a brutal government.




Aug 19 09:53

County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system

Oh! My gosh! He was full of the devil weed. He had Reefer Madness! One more nail in the cop's BS story!
If you really want the protests to go away it's simple Governor! Arrest the police officer for murder and jail him with no bond. Arrest and or run the Poverty Pimps and the federal agent provocateurs outa Missouri.
SHOW ME! Governor!

While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front.

In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

Aug 19 09:05

#FergusonUnderFire ~~ 90 YEAR OLD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ARRESTED

Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest

Aug 19 08:46

Cost of Medical Bills for Baby Hit by SWAT Grenade? Over $800,000. County's Refusal to Pay? Priceless

Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby?

Well, stellar group that they are, they've refused to pay the over $800,000 in medical bills for the child that they permanently disfigured and nearly killed. That's right. They aren't paying the bills and are leaving the family to try and cover the costs for the toddler's care.

Aug 19 08:40

Ferguson, MO and the “Israelization” of America’s Police Force

Ferguson, Mo is not about the militarization’s of America’s police force. It is and should be about the “Israelization” of America’s police force in equipment, training, ideology, perception and doctrine.

Aug 19 08:07

Intercept Reporter Shot With Beanbags and Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

Intercept reporter Ryan Devereaux was arrested this morning while on the ground covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson, who witnessed the apprehension, Ryan and a German reporter he was with were both taken into custody by members of a police tactical team. They were handcuffed and placed in a wagon, and Carson was told they were being taken to St. Louis County jail.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The police seem to be targeting reporters more than the protesters!

Aug 19 07:18

A cure for the common queue at the airport

TSA is seeking “Next Generation Checkpoint Queue Design” proposals to speed along people who have enrolled in its PreCheck program. Travelers who pay $85 and submit ample personal information and their fingerprints can bypass semi-strip-downs, routine groping and the nudie X-ray whole-body scanners. More than 400,000 people have paid up, providing TSA with a windfall of more than $30 million.

However, even a political scientist could recognize TSA PreCheck’s perverse incentive. The worse the TSA abuse of average travelers, the more people will pay $85 to avoid degradation at airport checkpoints. TSA can thereby profit every time a video showing it mauling innocent passengers goes viral on the Internet. Since the TSA is a federal agency, charging extra for PreCheck cannot be considered extortion.

Aug 19 07:12

Globalizing Gaza

Globalizing Gaza in both military and legal terms raises the slogan "we are all Palestinians" from one of political solidarity to literal accuracy. Its collolary also highlights a key element of international politics of which we must be keenly aware: our governments are all Israel. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1rkar1Q

Aug 19 07:11

Is the Control of Gaza’s Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?

As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BxEBkk

Aug 19 07:10

The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC

The majority of the American people believe that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal AIPAC Israeli Zionists. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1n5yMRJ

Aug 19 07:09

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long?

Aug 19 07:08

UN #GazaUnderAttack Emergency Situation Report as of 18 August 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 18 August 2014, 0800 hrs) Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1kRDx5F

Aug 19 06:15

Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia Suspicious of U.S

Poland has joined the Czech Republic and Slovakia in pondering a defense strategy independent of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and United States security guarantees of dubious value. “The Polish-American alliance isn’t worth anything,” Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said recently on a secretly recorded audiotape released to the world by what he calls “criminal gangs”—likely intelligence agencies trying either to weaken the Polish government or strengthen America’s position in Europe.

Sikorski went on to predict that Poland may find itself in a military confrontation with Russia or Germany:

“It is downright harmful, because it creates a false sense of security . . . Complete bullshit. We’ll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we’ll think that everything is super, because we gave the Americans a blow job. Losers. Complete losers.”

Aug 19 06:09

New trailer for banned documentary on DC pedophile ring

No trailer for the suppressed documentary Conspiracy of Silence, a treatment of the so-called Franklin Scandal, has previously existed. This trailer (featured above) has been created to call attention to a vitally important documentary.

The film, scheduled for broadcast by the Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994, was suddenly pulled by the station at the last minute without comment or explanation.
The film documents a sordid and criminal element of pedophiles and child rapists which reaches the highest levels of government, long before the story broke in 2004 of Washington DC male prostitution rings run by White House reporter Jeff Gannon.

An investigation by a committee of the Nebraska State Legislature, focused on allegations coming out of the famed Omaha institution Boys Town, was thwarted by federal authorities, who successfully sought to portray and prosecute the victims of a child sex abuse ring as perjurers.

Aug 19 04:50

Crowd Gathers at CNN Headquarters to Protest Missouri Shooting (Photos and Tweets)

Protesters held a rally outside CNN in Atlanta Monday night to “demand radical change.” The #ItsBiggerThanYou protest urged protesters to wear their “Sunday best” and graduation gowns to ask the world, “How good must we look to be considered innocent?”

CNN doesn't report it.

See also:
http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/downtown/2014/08/18/atlanta-fe...

Aug 18 22:52

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael Brown can't be sure yet exactly how the wounds were inflicted, citing the need for more information.

Aug 18 22:49

‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo., residents say

FERGUSON, Mo.
Anger and frustration over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has been expressed through prayer vigils and peaceful protests throughout this St. Louis suburb.

During the daytime.
When the sun goes down, violence has reigned.

No one is more frustrated than local residents and leaders.

“The people causing all the trouble, they aren’t from Ferguson,” said resident Mike Marion, 26. “They’re from all over. They’re not trying to make things better or stand up for Michael Brown. They’re just taking advantage of the situation.”

Aug 18 22:29

LIVE Updates: Protesters and the National Guard in Ferguson

VIDEO FEED:

Missouri Governor Nixon ordered the National Guard into a St. Louis suburb early Monday morning. Over the past week demonstrations have erupted over the police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Aug 18 22:25

Police fire tear gas on protesters near QuikTrip in Ferguson; shots fired at scene

Updated at 11:56 p.m. with more details of tear gas; shots fired
When protesters defied police orders to leave the parking lot of the burned-out QuikTrip, police fired tear gas Monday night after repeated warnings.

Just before midnight, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters shots had been fired at Canfield and told the media to go to the command center about a quarter-mile away.
The St. Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, echoed Dotson, telling reporters to move back to the command post because of gunfire.
Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.

"They're gassing our kids," one protester shouted.
At several points during the night, police warned off protesters by beating the pavement with their night sticks.

Aug 18 17:24

100 Years of Tear Gas

Ovrr the past two decades, sales of tear gas, and less-lethal weapons more broadly, have grown substantially. Just as tear-gas salesmen in the 1920s monitored news headlines, today’s chemical executives receive market reports informing them, for instance, that “civil unrest has become commonplace in many regions of the world, from protesters in Brazil to activists in the Middle East. Governments have responded by purchasing record amounts of non-lethal weapons.”

In the 100 years since it was first developed, tear gas, advertised as a harmless substance, has often proven fatal, asphyxiating children and adults, causing miscarriages, and injuring many. The human-rights organization Amnesty International has listed tear gas as part of the international trade in tools of torture, and Turkey’s medical association has condemned it.

Yet while tear gas remains banned from warfare under the Chemical Weapons Convention, its use in civilian policing grows.

Aug 18 17:08

Rep. Hunter Criticizes Police Use of Battlefield Equipment

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican and military veteran who represents east San Diego County, has joined lawmakers criticizing the militarization of police forces in the wake of rioting in Ferguson, MO

Aug 18 15:39

Michael Brown shooting: Private autopsy results revealed

The last 2 shots were fired at a downward angle. One in the top of the skull ranging downwards,no mention of exit. The second headshot ranging downwards through the right eye,through his face downward into his collar bone.
Some are now suggesting that Mike Brown lowered his head like a bull and charged head down into the 2 bullets that killed him. More likely he was on the ground with head facing his shooter who popped him once in the top of the head and once through the right eye,jaw and out into the collar bone. It took over 30 minutes to be called in. Plenty of time to clean up!

FERGUSON, Mo. - A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know."

Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an preliminary results of an independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

Aug 18 14:34

Guard troops into Ferguson -- taking the situation "to the opposite extreme of community policing,"

Police in the Ferguson area, just like many all over the country, have military equipment, which they used last week. So why bring in the Guard at all?

Aug 18 14:04

Why Twitter's new verified feature is disastrous for #Ferguson

In an effort to encourage its verified users to engage with one another, Twitter announced mid last week that its verified users would get a new set of tools that lets them screen out conversations from non-verified users. The system essentially builds an underclass into the most democratic social network ever made, by giving its verified users preferential treatment.

Aug 18 12:20

Stirring The Pot: DOJ Sends ‘Marshals’ To ‘Coach’ The Protesters In Ferguson

according to the head of Judicial Watch, the Community Relations Service of the Department of Justice “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics”.

Aug 18 12:12

Block The Boat Protesters Confront Police (Raw Footage from 8-16-2014)

PLUS - Block The Boat Protesters chant "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT!" at Oakland Police

GOOD STUFF!

Aug 18 11:41

BEX ALERT - The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The corporate media is trying to sell the idea that what happened in Ferguson is all about black versus white. It isn't. What is really fueling the rage in the streets is all of the American people, of all colors, fed up with a repressive regime that uses the police to intimidate us all.

Aug 18 09:56

TUTU: My plea to the people of Israel – Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1uNSb1c

Aug 18 09:55

Netanyahu: Israel’s Pinochet

Netanyahu heads Israel's rogue government. He exceeds the worst of Ariel Sharon and previous hardline leaders. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1taGcc4

Aug 18 09:53

The Fall of Gaza’s Temple

The eminent author claims that the people of Gaza are those who destroyed the Strip in the recent Israeli attack. Are the Israeli Air Force pilots Palestinians from Gaza? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pzSeKD

Aug 18 09:52

Nothing will come of Israel’s quiet

Israel want quiet and the hell with the surrounding noise and its causes. Let Gaza suffocate and the West Bank bow its head, as long as we have quiet. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/Vzve2X

Aug 18 09:50

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated-10)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. http://sabbah.in/1uNQukx

Aug 18 09:35

‘What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?’ - Brown’s mother on private autopsy

The 2 head shots were both fired at a downward angle indicating they were coup de grace shots. Executed for jaywalking or stealing Swisher Sweets or fighting with the cop. Take your pick. They have a million stories! Nothing this kid did was a capital offense. He was denied the most basic right of due process!

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their son.

Aug 18 09:27

Report: White House Had No Idea Gov. Nixon Deployed National Guard

White House blindsided on National Guard callout?

The National Guard will "help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson,"

Aug 18 09:03

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters

The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

This document, just published this past Friday, August 15, 2014, promises to change the way the “authorities” deal with protesters, even peaceful ones. The consequences of ATP 39.33 could prove deadly for protesters. Further, the provisions of this Army manual could prove to be the end of the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.

Aug 18 08:43

County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade

To all you people who think it's okay for the cops to brutalize Americans! To hell with the lot of you!

Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.

Bounkham 'Bou Bou' Phonesavanh was just 19 months old when a Habersham SWAT team initiated a no-knock warrant at his family’s home at around 3 a.m. on May 28. Bou Bou was asleep in his crib at the time, surrounded by his family and three sisters. The toddler was severely injured when SWAT team officers broke through the house’s door and threw a flashbang grenade that ultimately landed in the Bou Bou’s crib.

Aug 18 08:42

It's time for officials to stop feigning surprise at what's happening in Missouri. They've created a total monster

More Fergusons are coming: Why para-military hysteria is dooming America

Aug 18 08:39

Billionaire Found in Middle of Bribery Case Avoids U.S. Probe

In the thriving business of global bribery -- which the World Bank says amounts to $1 trillion in illicit payments annually -- guilty pleas like the one by Alcoa’s unit are rare

Aug 18 07:22

Autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot SIX times in the front of the body by police officer Darren Wilson - including twice in the head

The last shot was while he was down on the ground. It's called a coup de grace!

Michael Brown was shot six times - including a final bullet to the head as he fell to the ground - according to the first autopsy results released in the controversial police-shooting death.

Aug 18 06:29

Americans’ optimism is dying

It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

And now it is gone.

Aug 18 06:02

How Various Law Enforcement Agencies Could Hack Your Computer Via YouTube Videos

"..Companies such as Hacking Team and FinFisher sell devices called “network injection appliances.” These are racks of physical machines deployed inside internet service providers around the world, which allow for the simple exploitation of targets. In order to do this, they inject malicious content into people’s everyday internet browsing traffic.

One way that Hacking Team accomplishes this is by taking advantage of unencrypted YouTube video streams to compromise users. The Hacking Team device targets a user, waits for that user to watch a YouTube clip like the one above, and intercepts that traffic and replaces it with malicious code that gives the operator total control over the target’s computer without his or her knowledge. The machine also exploits Microsoft’s login.live.com web site in the same manner.."

Aug 18 05:16

Poroshenko expands police powers

Special means and firearms now can be used without warning

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law Aug. 18 that expands the powers of police in what the country calls the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).

“The document gives the right to law enforcers to apply without warning measures of physical effect, special means and firearms against persons who are recognized terrorists under the Law of Ukraine [called] ‘On [the] struggle against terrorism,’” a presidential statement said."

Aug 18 02:19

You Have ‘Near Zero’ Impact On Policy, Determines Princeton Study

Is America really the most free country on the planet? Despite what patriots may tell themselves, several new studies say ‘no.’ A shocking new report from Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page found that the average American has a “near-zero” impact on U.S. policy, both domestic and foreign.

Aug 18 01:38

Iowa Students to Wear Heart Rate Monitors

Public middle and high school students will have to wear heart rate monitors in gym class to make sure they are actually being physically active.

Aug 17 21:23

What world do you live in? Putin, East Ukraine and the Old World Order

It's difficult (in a face-palm kind of way) to listen to people, even well-informed educated people and 'experts', opine on global politics when they are clearly ignorant of (or studiously ignore) this most important fact. There is no 'democracy' in this world, and there has not been for, oh... forever. Western populations are so damn dumbed down and dissociated that they actually can't figure out that nothing of any significance changes with a change of government, despite all the evidence before them. In fact, it's worse than that, things do change, but for the worse from the point of view of the average citizen. Who will argue that Western warmongering and the divide between rich and poor has increased dramatically over the past 40 years? How many administrations does that period comprise, about 10? Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican... Whoopee frickin' doo. In the UK, it's Conservative, Labour, Conservative, Labour... In both countries, the supposedly 'bleeding-heart lefty' Democrat and Labour governments fronted by Tony Blair and then Obama actually out-warmongered their supposedly traditionally uber-warmongering opposition parties.

How do you explain that? Easy. There is no difference between them because neither of them, as parties or Presidents or Prime Ministers, actually control anything of any significance. Someone else does.

Aug 17 18:15

San Jose police fatally shoot woman holding power drill

When they arrived at the family's home, they saw the woman outside, holding what they thought was a weapon, Randol said.

Officers asked her to drop it, but she did not, pointing it at them instead, Randol said. One of the officers, Wakana Okuma, shot the woman, who was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

Randol said Okuma, who has been placed on administrative leave, "feared for her safety and the safety of the public" when she shot the woman.

Officers later realized the woman had been holding a cordless drill that was painted black, Randol said.

Aug 17 17:21

The press takes a holiday…every day

In a minute, I’m going to print a stunning 1978 conversation between a US reporter and two members of the Trilateral Commission.

I discovered the conversation in the late 1980s, and ever since then, I’ve been looking at it from various angles, finding new implications. Here, I want to point out that the conversation was public knowledge at the time.

Anyone who was anyone in Washington politics, in media, in think-tanks, had access to it. Understood its meaning.

But no one shouted from the rooftops. No one used the conversation to force a scandal. No one in the press protested loudly.

The conversation revealed that the entire basis of the Constitution had been torpedoed, that the people who were running US national policy were agents of an elite shadow group. No question about it.

Aug 17 16:22

UN just like US Constitution: great law/limit gone forever until Orwellian-criminal ‘leaders’ arrested

*hyperlinks live at source*
A law is a limit of what actions are allowed among groups of people. Laws/limits are natural expressions to support group actions, such as rules to allow a sport to be played, having traffic going in the same direction on one side of the road for efficiency and safety, and community trash-pickup services with a day of the week to expect pickups.

The UN Charter and US Constitution are laws/limits upon government power to support what most people agree are essential outcomes for a national and international community: strict limitations on war, and upholding Natural Rights. The ideas of limited government and constitutional republic are central to American government and values. The very definition of “United States” is our constitution.

Aug 17 11:16

Stone Cold Justice: Palestinian Children Kidnapped and Tortured?

A joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing.

Aug 17 10:25

European Bombs Hit Gaza

U.S. mortars reached the IOF on July 30, the day when the UN school was bombed by Israel. Was the crime committed with mortars supplied by NATO? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1qhoAq1

Aug 17 10:23

Kevin Neish on new Freedom Flotilla and #GazaUnderAttack Siege [Podcast]

Kevin Neish, a Victoria-based human rights activist who has been in Gaza, a Mavi Marmara survivor and longtime supporter of Palestinian rights, updates us on the new Freedom Flotilla planned for later this year. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BqCmiK

Aug 17 10:22

The Great Israeli Iron Dome Hoax

There is no evidence in the public record to show that Iron Dome is performing at an intercept rate of nearly 90 percent. At best, it's 5% or less. Perhaps it's close to ZERO. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1p2Mo4W

Aug 17 09:34

What in the actual fuck does it take to get a police officer fired?

Officer who repeatedly kissed 16-year-old against her will

not criminally charged - keeps job!

Aug 17 08:55

VIDEO: California Cops Seize Recordings Of Questionable Arrest, Claim They Have The 'Right' To Do So

Antioch Police Beat Homeless Man, Attempt to Steal Witness Phones

Aug 16 18:10

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea i

Aug 16 17:19

Obama’s Secret TPP Deal Would Be Disastrous For America

Meanwhile, corporate lobbyists have been allowed into the negotiations. Why have lobbyists for corporations such as Monsanto been allowed in while Congress and the public are kept out?

Only recently have members been granted very limited access. To get it they were required to make a special appointment to view the draft copy of the TPP. They were only allowed to read sections they specifically asked for; they were not allowed to take notes or discuss any of the details with anyone, not even their staff.

Alan Grayson (D-FL) was one member of Congress who viewed the draft. “What I saw was nothing that could possibly justify the secrecy that surrounds it,” he said. “It is ironic in a way that the government thinks it’s alright to have a record of every single call an American makes, but not alright for an American citizen to know what sovereign powers the government is negotiating away.”

Aug 16 17:16

One of NSA’s Biggest Contractors Will Now Be Recording Your License Plate Numbers

Raytheon was recently awarded a huge contract to install all-electronic tolling systems.

Aug 16 15:26

BREAKING News: Missouri governor declares emergency, sets curfew

Governor Nixon imposes curfew in Ferguson from Midnight- 5 am

Aug 16 14:03

Stop the Police Tobacco-Related Murders of Black Guys

This is not to make light of the recent extremely high-profile killings of two young black males. People are killed by police every day across the country. More innocent people are killed by police than by "terrorists." Police are militarized, trained by the Israeli government, and are completely out of control. We live in a fascist police state. But one interesting point of late is that this is the second black guy killed over incidents which began involving cigarettes/tobacco products. Eric Garner was allegedly selling black-market untaxed cigs in NY, and Michael Brown was allegedly shoplifting tobacco products in MO. Let's address policy here, which is the crux of the matter. Policy affects lives.

Aug 16 10:59

Welcome to Police State America: The US Has Descended Into An Undeclared State of Martial Law

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2013, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway are tied for first.

Secretly disappearing people under the NDAA, executing three American citizens with drones, and unbridled, Fourth Amendment violating spy activities will put a country on par with Romania with regard to civil liberties.

Aug 16 09:37

Gaza, Ukraine: The War Drums are Sounding the Alarm

As a writer of articles reporting news events of the world, I often seek to expose the concealed truth beneath the layers of a monolithic state sponsored propaganda machine called mainstream media that simply spreads the lies our leaders tell. And as perilously out of control the earth appears to be spinning this year, no events or developments cut to the core of what it means to be human than responding to what has been taking place this summer in Gaza.

2014 may go down in history as the year that the West initiated the Second Cold War on its way to initiating the Third World War. Spearheaded by arrogant American Empire power lusting desperately for global hegemonic control, this year the US rush to war is backed by its usual suspects, Europe-NATO-British Commonwealth, and its usual Middle East partners-in-crime Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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What we have in Gaza, and Eastern Ukraine,are war crimes against helpless citizens, women and children, who are killed by both the IDF and Poroschenko's troops with impunity.

But the war against the world's citizens doesn't end there.

We are witnessing some shocking repression right here in the United States, as the police become more militarized, courtesy of their Israeli trainers, and feel that throwing tear gas cannisters at peaceful protestors; spraying them with pepper spray; and shooting them with rubber bullets, are all standard practices against peaceful protest.

There is a law in physics that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; so too with poliical and physical repression.

Ask the people whooverthrew the reign of Batista in Cuba; the people overthrew the Shah of Iran; and the Romanian people overthrew Ceausescu.

And please remember: all wars are banker's wars, because banks profit from all sides, at usurious interest rates, and countries may need decades to pay back all the capital, plus the interest on the loans they take in order to wage wars.

But the biggest war crime of them all is starting a war that has no basis whatsoever in terms of national defense, which is what the US government is getting ready to do.

It is about saving the currency, when ultimately all the blood and money spent is to fatten the coffers of private corporations. It is not about freedom; it is not about protecting our rights; war is a method to insure the supremacy of the US dollar in international trade, period, end of discussion.

Aug 16 09:28

Michael Brown, Ferguson and the indifference towards the lives of young black men

Many Americans share president Barack Obama’s sentiment regarding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This is clearly indicated in the deeply felt hurt experienced by so many and the massive swell of moral support people of all backgrounds offered to the young man’s parents in recent days.

But to suggest that all, or even most, Americans feel the same would be severely misleading. Some citizens, drawing on media-fed imagery and timeworn stereotypes of young black men, have gone so far as to suggest that the unarmed teenager’s tragic death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer was self-inflicted, of his own doing, deserved and the result of his defiance of state authority.

A young man with a promising future notwithstanding, too many in the United States view the disputed events that led to Brown’s death as the reasonable, albeit unfortunate, consequence of his errant behaviour.

Aug 16 09:09

The Real Issue Behind the Ferguson, Missouri Police Response: Protest Is Treated As Terrorism In America Today

Washington Post writer Radley Balko is the leading expert on militarization of police in America. Balko has testified to Congress and written books on the subject.

Balko said today that the real issue behind the Ferguson, Missouri police response wasn’t the militarized police response – or the minor incidences of looting, rock-throwing and possibly Molotov cocktails by a handful of protesters – but a crackdown by government on all protest:

What we’re seeing in Ferguson, this is not a local issue, really. I mean, this is something that’s been driven by national policies, by policies that Congress has approved of and has oversight of, and could end tomorrow, if they wanted to.

Aug 16 09:04

Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s

Europe hasn't recovered, because it hasn't let itself. Too much fiscal austerity and too little monetary stimulus have, instead, put it more than halfway to a lost decade that's already worse than the 1930s.

It's a greater depression.

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But it has made the owners of the private central bank richer than Midas, and that's really all that matters!!!

Aug 16 09:03

Mother of policeman that shot dead Michael Brown was 'a serial con artist who defrauded thousands of dollars from neighbors in stolen credit card scheme'

Neighbors claim the policeman accused of shooting dead an unarmed teenager in St Louis had a serial con woman for a mother, MailOnline can reveal.

Darren Wilson’s mum Tonya Durso won the trust of her neighbors then cheated them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by stealing their identities and taking out vast loans and credit card debt.

At the time she committed the offenses she was on parole for similar crimes elsewhere the state and afterwards died at the age of 35 under mysterious circumstances.

Neighbors today revealed how they were stunned that Wilson became a police officer after his mother behaved so deviously towards them.

Aug 16 08:37

St. Louis County Police Chief learned "anti-terror" tactics at 'Anti-Defamation' League organized training program in Israel

UPDATED with correction and additional information on ADL/U.S. Justice Department collusion in police training below. The U.S. 'Justice' Department that will investigate Ferguson police brutality has paid the ADL grants to train those police.

We've been warning about U.S. police officers training in 'anti-terrorism' at ADL organized programs in Israel for many years HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and elsewhere at this space. And now these Counterfeit Israel trained cops are terrorizing U.S. citizens like Palestinians as a direct consequence.

Aug 16 08:31

Julie Bishop's mobile phone compromised while she negotiated access to MH17 crash site

The mobile phone of Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop was compromised while she was overseas negotiating access to the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, it has been revealed.

Ms Bishop travelled to Ukraine, the Netherlands and the United States during her two-week trip to secure access to the site in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 16 08:30

7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Lucky for Barron — and President Obama — International Law scholar Kevin Jon Heller, never having seen that 7 page memo, raised some things Barron hadn’t considered. Which led Barron to write a still totally laughable but nevertheless less ridiculous 41-page memo 5 months later, which Barron’s friends insist is not-so-bad if you want to rationalize drone killing an American with no due process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Due process lies at the heart and soul of the American judicial process.

But if Obama can rationalize this extrajudicial assassination, what is to keep Obama from performing extrajudicial assassinations against Americans right here at home?

And terrifyingly, the short answer is, not much.

I am a Christian pacifist who never advocates violence, but am reasonably adept at throwing a great deal of logic at various administrations with which I have been morally at odds (and that includes MOST of them, recently).

In a country where the military/industrial complex and security/industrial complex constantly screams for war as the only solution to America's problems, will I be branded as someone who speaks a litany of "inconvenient truths" to the point where, under the language of the NDAA, I can be involuntarily confined INDEFINITELY, with no due process?!?

Unfortunately, right now in this country, the short answer to this is, absolutely.

People with skills and kids, please get the hell out of this country before it is absolutely too late, and no one is allowed to leave, and the silicon curtain falls.

Aug 16 08:26

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

"If the Nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%. Whereas the currency, the honest sort provided by the Constitution pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our Country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the People. " -- Thomas A. Edison

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This is the original article from which the popular YouTube video was created. There have been some additions to this and with war clearly being fomented by the United States against ... everyone, I figured it was time for a report!

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Aug 16 08:16

New Video of SWAT Team Attack on Al-Jazeera in Ferguson You Haven’t Seen

Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson was standing behind Al-Jazeera America and recorded this footage of the SWAT team purposely shooting at an obvious news crew who announced their presence.

“This is press over here! Why are you shooting at us with bullets?” One of Al-Jazeera’s reporters yelled to the SWAT team. “This is media over here trying to cover the story!”

The SWAT team responded by shooting tear gas at the reporters, who were by themselves blocks away from the nearest protestor.

After previous footage of the attack went viral across the globe, the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department responded by stating that “SWAT team officers were assisting the media in moving their camera equipment and media personnel to a safer area with their consent so that they could continue to cover the event.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do so LOVE how American cops, all over this nation, are interpreting the phrase "to protect and serve" in this country.

At the moment, in any state in this country, police are behaving in terrorizing ways against the people they are allegedly there to help.

At this point, never, EVER call the police if you see something suspicious; you are much more likely to get your own head blown off in such a circumstance, even if you have absolutely nothing to do with what is happening.

Take a fire arms safety course, get a gun, if you can, and be able to protect yourself, calmly and cautiously, should something happen from which you need to protect you and yours.

But what I am seeing in this case, outside of the police attempting to collectively lie their heads off, is a very clear pattern of trying to flame up controversy, and riots, across the country.

So to all our brothers and sisters of all backgrounds and creeds, please understand something: this Administration would love NOTHING less than to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and invoke martial law on this country. And perhaps, even suspend this year's Congressional election.

So, peaceful protests? Absolutely.

But be aware; there may well be agents-provocateurs among you, inserted by the government in order to inflame crowds to get them to do really dumb things.

The smelly person advocating the use of Molotov cocktails against any law enforcement agency is most likely an undercover CIA/FBI/DHS plant, tasked with making you look really bad and evil.

Aug 16 08:06

Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World

From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. - Winston Churchill, February 1920, in an article that appeared in the Illustrated Sunday Herald

Aug 16 08:04

7 Pages to Drone Kill an American Citizen

7 pages.

That’s all that current 1st Circuit Court Judge and then acting OLC head David Barron needed — in February 2010 — to dispense with niceties like the Constitution and Rule of Law before he okayed the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Lucky for Barron — and President Obama — International Law scholar Kevin Jon Heller, never having seen that 7 page memo, raised some things Barron hadn’t considered. Which led Barron to write a still totally laughable but nevertheless less ridiculous 41-page memo 5 months later, which Barron’s friends insist is not-so-bad if you want to rationalize drone killing an American with no due process.

Aug 16 03:25

"Louisville Purge" Cops Trained by Israeli Military, Ready To Purge Any Potential Troublemakers

Louisville KY police are reportedly preparing for the "purge," an alleged unabashed crime wave that is rumored to potentially hit the city. In reality the Louisville police have been trained by the Israeli military and are ready to enact strong-arm tactics to defuse any real or perceived threat. History proves that an Israeli-trained domestic U.S. police force may be more of a danger to society than any viral internet rumor of a "crime wave."

Aug 16 01:07

A Judge Distorts Gun-Facts

Let us ignore the facts and talk politics for a minute. It makes sense that the government wants power. It makes sense that a power hungry government wants its citizens disarmed. The judge’s argument is a political rationalization. -- That is not unusual, but it is truly dangerous. This power grab cannot be ignored or excused.

Aug 15 17:34

Lawyer: Store didn't call cops on Michael Brown

The cops story is falling apart! And where is the video of the cash register and cashier!

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The attorney for a convenience store where a Missouri teenager allegedly stole cigars before he was shot by police says a customer, not store workers, called police.

Ferguson police released surveillance video Friday that they say shows 18-year-old Michael Brown grabbing the shirt of a smaller man who'd walked out from behind the counter. Police say Brown was suspected of stealing a box of $49 cigars.

The store's attorney, Jay Kanzler, insisted Friday that store workers didn't call police.

Aug 15 16:33

Mother Arrested for Saying FUCK In SC Grocery Store ...

EVIL DOER arrested for swearing in front of kids

Aug 15 16:02

New footage reveals SWAT team shot at reporters after they identified themselves as press

New Video of SWAT Team Attack on Al-Jazeera in Ferguson You Haven’t Seen

Aug 15 14:16

Officer did not know of robbery prior to shooting Brown

Jackson also said, in statements around 2 p.m. on Friday, that the Wilson did not know about the robbery at a gas station prior to incident with Brown that lead to his death.

Aug 15 13:29

There's 4 sides to every story! No video on cash register...so far!

I've watched the video released by the police in Ferguson Missouri.
One question! Where is the view of the cashier and cash register? All I see is 3 sides of the store. Front door where you see the kid and his friend come in and then go out with some kind of a shoving contest between the big guy and the little guy. The other view is of a long wall with racks and soda dispenser all the way to the back wall. No angle on the cash register or cashier.
Why did they leave out that angle. Does it show the 2 individuals making their purchase or not. Do the police have that third angle. What does it show!

UPDATE:We know now the store didn't call the police. Supposedly a customer did.
We also know courtesy of the police chief that his officer didn't know about any strongarmed robbery at the convenience store at the time of the shooting.
The story keeps changing always a sign that something is amiss!

Aug 15 11:45

Useful Idiots and the Something For Nothing Society - Part III of IV

The greatest man made societal and economic collapse in history is unfolding before our eyes. This Journey to the collapse of the developed world's civilization and empire began over 100 years ago during the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson with his subversion/betrayal of the constitution of the United States and creation of a privately owned banking and currency monopoly called the Federal Reserve and the creation of the income tax to fund the beginning of the Confiscationism of the progressive socialism we see today. In exchange for a monopoly on money to multi century banking cartels which allowed the country to be run for the benefit of the banking systems. In exchange for unlimited funding for government. Private property rights began its road to demise at that time.

Aug 15 11:33

DOCUMENT: Homeland Security Predicts Rise of 'Anti-Government' Violence

A leaked document from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis predicts increased “anti-government violence over the next year.” The document says the inspiration for violence is Cliven Bundy’s Bunkerville standoff with the Bureau of Land Management from earlier in the year.

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No, the inspiration for the violence is a government that has delegitimized itself by failing to keep to the rules in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and sees as its divine right the authority to loot the people for the banks, trick us into wars of conquest, and spy on our every move.

Aug 15 11:31

One Nation Under SWAT

Think of it as a different kind of blowback. Even when you fight wars in countries thousands of miles distant, they still have an eerie way of making the long trip home.

Take the latest news from Bergen County, New Jersey, one of the richest counties in the country. Its sheriff’s department is getting two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs – 15 tons of protective equipment – for a song from the Pentagon. And there’s nothing special in that. The Pentagon has handed out 600 of them for nothing since 2013, with plenty more to come. They’re surplus equipment, mostly from our recent wars, and perhaps they will indeed prove handy for a sheriff fretting about insurgent IEDs (roadside bombs) in New Jersey or elsewhere in the country. When it comes to the up-armoring and militarization of America’s police forces, this is completely run-of-the-mill stuff.

Aug 15 10:53

Tax dodgers' land for sale; may be booby-trapped

The New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months is being sold at auction — even as prospective buyers have been kept off the land because it could still be booby-trapped.

The auction of Ed and Elaine Brown's fortress-like home on 100 acres in Plainfield is scheduled for Friday afternoon at U.S. District Court in Concord. The minimum required bid is $250,000. Elaine Brown's dental office in Lebanon also is being auctioned.

Prospective bidders have not been allowed to tour the property, and last year, the U.S. Marshals Service cited the possibility of land mines and other explosives buried on the property as a complication.

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Oh yeah, I can see people lining up to bid a quarter million for that!

Aug 15 10:19

NSA cyberwarfare could pick wrong targets, Snowden says

The National Security Agency is planning to combat cyberattacks from overseas with a sophisticated yet highly risky program code-named ‘MonsterMind,’ warns whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Aug 15 09:51

Making Murder "Reasonable": How the Ferguson PD Will Whitewash the Killing of Michael E. Brown (UPDATE, August 15)

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, in a press conference notable for its brevity, identified the officer who shot Michael Brown as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of his department. Information distributed to the media included reports suggesting that Brown was a suspect in a strong-arm robbery of a package of cigars at a local convenience store. Still photographs, reportedly of the incident in the local QuikTrip, show a large young man resembling Brown involved in what appeared to be an assault on a much smaller individual in the store.

Aug 15 09:33

Ferguson Calm But NYPD Issues Level 2 Mobilization, Mass Arrests, Choppers - Live Feed

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The pictures say it all here.

The country I thought I lived in is now no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; it is the home of the caged, cowed, trod upon, and viciously treated by alleged representatives of law enforcement.

Welcome to Amerika, folks; George Orwell just blinked and missed slightly on the timing of his novel, "1984".

Aug 15 09:28

Pentagon Hands Lucrative Guantanamo Bay Deal to Notorious Private Security Company g4s

A British private security company that has been accused of numerous human rights violations has been handed a $118 million deal by the Pentagon to provide "operating support services" for the Guantanamo Bay naval base that houses the U.S. military's notorious prison.

The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that G4S has been granted the contract to provide services that include "family housing, facility management, facility investment, other (swimming pools), custodial, pest control, integrated solid waste management, grounds maintenance and landscaping, base support vehicles and equipment, electrical, wastewater, water, and limited facilities support functions." The statement did not mention any duties relating to the Guantanamo Bay prison, which currently holds 149 men without charge or trial.

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"Hey, we HAD to contract these services out to a firm which embraces human rights violations; otherwise, the contract just wouldn't have worked out!! (Official DOD Souse)

But seriously, this company's penchant for violently handling prisoners is well-documented. As reported at huffingtonpost.com on 29 April, 2014:

More than 100 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons launched a mass hunger strike last week against Israel's policy of administrative detention, a draconian practice whereby Palestinians are detained on "secret evidence" and without being charged. According to Randa Kamel, an advocacy officer for Addameer, a group that monitors Israel's arrests and imprisonment of Palestinians, many of these hunger strikers are being held in prisons using surveillance and security equipment provided by the controversial British security firm G4S. Earlier this month, Palestinian human rights organizations launched a campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from G4S, which they say is "at the heart of [Israel's prison] system, installing and running security systems at Israeli jails." Across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, G4S also provides security services at many Israeli military checkpoints that control Palestinian movement. The petition is being spearheaded by Addameer and the Palestine Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee. It was also endorsed by an additional 121 Palestinian and international organizations. The Gates Foundation is a global development organization that works in the areas of global health, global development, and betterment in the United States. Despite its public record as a force for global betterment, the Gates Foundation solicited widespread criticism when it purchased $172 million in G4S shares.

Aug 15 09:25

Ferguson police: Michael Brown was robbery suspect

Michael Brown, the black teenager shot by police on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, was a suspect in a robbery just moments earlier, police have said.

Police say Mr Brown, 18, was one of two men suspected of robbing a nearby convenience store.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assuming these photos are not after-the-fact stagings, at best they show an altercation between two people, not a robbery.

Missouri is a "shall issue" state for carry permits. Why didn't the store owner have a weapon and use it to defend his store with, if he was actually being robbed?

According to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Michael Brown had no criminal record at all, and he was a week away from starting college. That does not fit the profile of a convenience store holdup man.

But ...

Even if Michael Brown was a suspect, THE POLICE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EMPTY THEIR GUNS INTO SOMEONE JUST FOR BEING A SUSPECT!

Why didn't the officer use his taser?

More to the point, why didn't the officer call in the shooting on his police car radio? The recording of the St. Louis dispatch radio calls confirm that they only learned of the shooting from the news media. St. Louis dispatch called the Ferguson police station and they had not heard anything at all. The fact that the officer failed to immediately report the shooting is not consistent with the officer thinking his shooting of a suspect was justified.

The corporate media is still trying to spin this as a white versus black issue, to divide us against each other. But this is an issue of We The People, OF ALL COLORS, fed up with a domestic police force armed with military weapons and trained by the Israelis to treat Americans the way the IDF treats the Palestinians.

Since 9-11, the domestic police in the US have murdered 8 times as many innocent Americans as terrorists have, and we are supposed to quietly accept that?

I don't think so!

Aug 15 09:08

Michael Brown had no criminal background

An 18-year-old shot and killed near a Ferguson apartment complex Saturday afternoon had no criminal record, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

According to police, Brown pushed an officer into his car. Then, both struggled and at some point, Brown reached for the officer's weapon before a shot inside of the car followed by a number of other shots. Brown was not armed.

Aug 15 08:31

Massacre Announced: Brazil PM to evict 20K people in $6.5B land grab

20,000 people in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, are to be attacked by 10,000 military police and evicted from their homes in a land grab mega-operation intent on creating a 6.5 billion dollar profit. 8,000 families will have their houses be demolished, and be thrown into total poverty and homelessness. The military police’s operation is illegal, there is not even a court decision yet for the mass eviction, and the state has not and does not intend to provide alternate housing. Police are simply interested in clearing the land from the 20,000 inhabitants so that real estate can turn it into profit.

Aug 15 07:51

US police armed with 93,763 new machine guns

If Ferguson, Missouri, looks like a war zone, that may be because its police force is armed to the teeth with military equipment. In photographs from this week’s protests, officers can be seen toting assault rifles, wearing gas masks and body armour loaded with extra ammunition magazines, and riding around in mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers.

The militarisation of US police departments has escalated exponentially in the years since 9/11, with many local forces increasingly resembling US troops fighting overseas.

And with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wound down, much of the military’s surplus equipment has been handed to domestic law enforcement agencies.

Aug 15 07:49

Gary Webb’s DARK ALLIANCE Timeline

- evolution of an international drug ring with ties to the CIA

Aug 15 07:44

An Israeli Soldier’s Story

The talk by Eran Efrati was filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2014 as part of The Soldier and the Refusenik U.S. tour with Maya Wind. Eran talk about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.

Aug 15 07:43

NYPD threatens mass arrests at Ferguson solidarity rally

Thousands of people in New York rallied in solidarity with residents of Ferguson on Thursday, showing support to people across the US who have been victims of police brutality. The NYPD threatened mass arrests if people did not stop blocking traffic.

The New York City Police Department has arrested at least four people during a peaceful rally intended to pay tribute to Michael Brown and others who have suffered from police brutality.

Aug 15 07:38

Did you have faith in the Federal Government before Ferguson?

YES
2% (8 votes)
NO
98% (422 votes)
Total votes: 430
Aug 15 07:29

Watchdog: The FBI Spied on the Wrong People Because of Typos

The FBI unintentionally spied on the communications data of some Americans who were not targets of investigations because of typographical errors, according to a government watchdog.

The Justice Department's inspector general concluded in a report Thursday that the FBI has improved its overall handling of national security letters, which permit the agency to collect telephone and Internet data of suspects believed to be tied to a national security investigation.

But the inspector general identified a number of areas that "require additional effort and attention," such as a tendency to collect data on the wrong person because of routine mistakes.

Aug 15 07:12

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie.

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once actually charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

Aug 15 07:10

Video: NYPD police brutality 8.12.14

A young Dominican complains they were the victim of police brutality.

Aug 15 07:03

This Is the Sound Cannon Used Against Protesters in Ferguson

The LRAD 500X-RE, the model that appears to have been present at the Ferguson demonstration, “achieves maximum sound projection and penetration beyond 2,000 meters” and can reach 149 decibels. The 500X-RE gives law enforcement “the ability to issue clear, authoritative verbal commands, followed with powerful deterrent tones.” And according to a report by the Economist in 2004, those deterrent tones cause immediate headaches and pain. Since LRADs can blast above a person’s 120-decibel discomfort mark, and their 130-decibel threshold for potential hearing loss, there’s no telling what the consequences of encountering a LRAD may be for protesters. One woman sued the city of Pittsburgh for permanent damage caused by an LRAD. And the Missouri Department of Transportation purchased two LRADs in April, though it's unclear if they are the same ones used in Ferguson.

Aug 15 06:46

Islamic State Is Covert US Intelligence Operation

WASHINGTON, August 13 (RIA Novosti), Lyudmila Chernova - The Islamic State (IS) is a covert intelligence operation by the United States which aims at setting a predicate for further escalation in Iraq, Francis Boyle, a constitutional scholar and law professor at University of Illinois, told RIA Novosti.

"All the implications so far in the public record are that ISIS [IS] is a covert US intelligence operation," Boyle told RIA Novosti Tuesday. "Head of ISIS Abu Bakr Baghdadi spent five years in an American detention facility, and also three of the four military commanders were also in detention by the US forces. So, my guess is that ISIS is indeed a covert US military intervention to set precedent for US escalation in Iraq."

Aug 15 06:02

Do you believe us now? Police state militarization of USA was foretold by alternative media

For the past decade, alternative news websites like Natural News, Info Wars, SHTFplan.com and many others have repeatedly warned about the alarming militarization of domestic police forces across the United States. The response from the mostly liberal mainstream media was raucous laughter and denial. "Government is good!" we were told. "We need strong police forces to fight the..." (fill in the blank with your favorite fictional enemy such as "domestic terrorists" or "the war on drugs" or "protesters.")

But today, the exact scenario the alternative media has been warning you about for ten years is here. The Ferguson (St. Louis) riots have erased all denials and delusions. Police are now soldiers of war rigged up with bomb-proof armored vehicles made for military assaults, automatic weapons, desert camouflage uniforms, Darth Vader-like masks, grenades, laser sniper sights and more.

Aug 15 05:21

Eyewitness: Ferguson Cops ‘Allowed Everybody to Loot’

This past Sunday, police cordoned off an area in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., and stood idly by allowing people to destroy commercial property and loot retail establishments, an eyewitness told Infowars.

The witness, whom Infowars reporter Joe Biggs interviewed briefly, said he had been out on Sunday when most of the looting happened and that police let people have a free-for-all after establishing blockades around the community.

“The thing about it is they allowed everybody to loot Sunday,” the Ferguson resident told Biggs.

“That’s what I heard,” Biggs corroborated. “One of the guys we spoke to earlier said the cops were blocking an area and literally letting the masses drive by and go into the shopping centers.”

Aug 15 04:30

Five American Muslims sue FBI, attorney general over travel watch list

A group of five Muslims (four of whom are United States citizens) have sued top American government officials, alleging that their constitutional rights have been violated for having been put on a federal watch list.

The plaintiffs' lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday in federal court in Detroit, accuses numerous leaders—including the attorney general, the directors of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, and others—of violating their constitutional rights to due process and the right to be free from religious discrimination.

In the complaint, each person outlines a similar story: being detained at the border, often having digital devices seized, and being subject to prolonged physical searches. One was told that he was on the no-fly list and was later offered a chance to work on behalf of federal law enforcement in exchange for removal. He seems to have declined

Aug 15 00:52

$2.46T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through July — Government Runs $460B Deficit

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,469,178,000,000 for the first 10 months of the fiscal year this July, but the federal government still ran a $460,450,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Aug 15 00:34

Record number of parents turn to homeschooling

While the sputtering economy is the reason families are choosing homeschooling over private schooling, the nationalized learning experiment (Common Core) is the main reason families are leaving the public schools in the first place.

Aug 14 23:53

Half a billion dollars of military gear given to local law enforcement — last year…

The events in Ferguson, Missouri this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America’s small town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town–of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off against unarmed protesters–look like images we’re used to seeing from places like Gaza, Turkey, or Egypt, not from a midwestern suburb of 21,000 people.

Aug 14 23:47

PENTAGON WEAPONRY CONFIRMED IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY…

Department of Defense provided surplus military vehicles, rifles, pistols to local police departments.

Aug 14 20:06

New Ferguson Police Commander Ron Johnson Walks With Protesters

The Governor had enough! He sent in the State Police. Let us hope it isn't good cop bad cop,but the beginning of the end of tyrannical policing. We don't need a civil war!

The man now leading police in Ferguson, Missouri, walked Thursday night with those protesting the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, one day after protesters faced rubber bullets and tear gas from heavily armed officers in riot gear.

On Twitter, MSNBC's Jamil Smith in Ferguson captured a scene Thursday:

Aug 14 19:03

New York #NMOS14 #JusticeforMikeBrown Protest getting antsy now

National organizers, who rallied communities from coast to coast under the Twitter hashtag #NMOS14, were adamant that the gatherings weren't protests or boycotts after four days of unrest and confrontation in Ferguson.

hands up don't shoot - I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO STREAM

Aug 14 16:54

US Marine Drops Bombshell On Ferguson, Missouri Police State – This Is Not America Anymore!

Joining a peaceful protest in Ferguson, this Marine tells us that peacefully protesting Americans SHOULD NEVER have sniper rifles pointed at them and tanks intimidating them as America turns into a 3rd world country.

Aug 14 16:04

Pastor shot by a rubber bullet while praying in Ferguson - Photo of scar/bruise - tells her story to NPR

Ferguson Pastor: 'This Is Not A Race Issue ... This Is A Human Issue'

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is just one mile from the site where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson has spent the past week with the protesters gathered at the scene, and he tells Melissa Block what he's hearing from them.

Aug 14 13:32

Holder dispatches team that 'inflamed' Trayvon case

Responding to news that the Justice Department has dispatched its Community Relations Service to the scene of racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the head of the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch says it’s time for a civil rights investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder’s agency.

“Eric Holder’s Justice Department is unfortunately not to be trusted on racial matters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in an interview with WND.

Under Holder’s leadership, he said, the department “has a record of racially inflammatory rhetoric that is extreme in ideology and cynical in its politics.”

“The idea that this Justice Department could be trusted to mediate is highly suspect,” he said.

Aug 14 13:20

Israel bans human rights NGO broadcast on Gaza children

An Israeli court has banned the broadcast of Israeli human rights NGO B'Tselem that listed the names of Palestinian children killed during Israel’s month-long offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Aug 14 12:48

"How can we feel like we can have free speech if there's guy staring down a sniper rifle as we speak?" - Powerful Video Captures The Turbulent Scene

"That's what this is about. Intimidation," one protester told the Times.

New York Times video journalist Brent McDonald traveled to Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 14 12:42

Feds Force Beleaguered States To School Illegal Kids

The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So who pays the medical bills when illegals, known to be infected with a wide variety of contagious diseases, go into the already overcrowded classrooms with American kids?

Aug 14 12:39

13 Photos From The Protests In Ferguson, Missouri, You Won't Believe Happened In The United States Of America

Protests entered their fifth and most tense day in Ferguson, Missouri, in response to a police officer on Saturday fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, and it's hard to look at the photos and believe the scene is in the United States.

From heavily armed SWAT officers aiming rifles at unarmed civilians to the use of intimidating armored vehicles — it looks less small-town U.S.A. and more like Egypt's Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring. The behavior of police is similar — albeit less deadly — in the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and a deafening loudspeaker meant to break up the demonstration officers had declared "no longer peaceful."

Aug 14 11:01

Here We Go? Congressman And Civil Rights Leader John Lewis: Declare Martial Law In Ferguson, Missouri

“Ferguson, Missouri, it’s not the Congo. It is not China, It is not Russia. We can do better. It takes me back to the ’40s, the ’50s, the ’60s.”

Aug 14 10:53

13 yr old Tx boy wants a voice

13 yr old from Texas was court ordered to remove this video of him telling his familys horrific story of injustice that led to him being abuse while cps did

Aug 14 09:55

Ferguson police response 'a municipal version of shock and awe'

Eyewitness Jelani Cobb, reporting for the New Yorker:

Aug 14 09:48

U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips On How to Handle Tear Gas to Help Residents of Ferguson, Missouri

As you may have heard, police and Swat teams in Ferguson, Missouri have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, and outlawed peaceful assembly.

Police are also using stun grenades and ear-damaging military sound cannons against peaceful protesters.

Reporters are among those shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas, assaulted and arrested.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the police had allowed Saturday's peaceful march to end without incident, this would all be over. But everything the Ferguson police do seems intended to provoke further outrage and anger.

Aug 14 08:49

The Bank for International Settlements' Backdoor Betrayal

The Bank for International Settlements, otherwise known as the BIS, should more aptly be named the Bank for International division and domination. It's clearly an institution with global reach, whose hidden covert purpose is to impose the financial globalist's agenda on all sovereign nation states.

Aug 14 08:48

Analyst: All NSA intel goes directly to Israel

The US National Security Agency (NSA) directly sends all of the intelligence that it gathers to the Israeli regime, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“We now know that all of the NSA’s spying is going directly to Israel,” James H. Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, said in a Saturday interview.

“I believe that all of our allies should discontinue sharing their intelligence with the Unites States unless they are willing that it should go directly to Tel Aviv,” the analyst said.

“It would be advisable for the Unites Nations to undertake an exploration of this because it appears to be a violation of national sovereignty for one nation to be spying on the communications of its highest executive officials,” Fetzer added.

Aug 14 08:47

SWAT Raid House over Anonymous internet posting...Evansville Police VIDEO shows what REALLY Happened

victim of 'Swatting'

- The city of Evansville is seeking a favorable judgment in a lawsuit brought by a local woman

All of this because of something somebody used wifi to connect to their Internet connection and sent a text message to the police department!

The police once again demonstrate that their favorite tactic is terrorism.

Aug 14 08:44

Ferguson Police instruct the news media to turn off their cameras. Caught on film.

Commands to turn off cameras start a bit after the 2 minute mark.

Aug 14 08:32

Law Enforcement Ask Public to Not Use Social Media During Emergencies

Police in Washington State are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To judge by Ferguson, we are ALL "bad guys" now, so you will forgive us if we fail to comply.

Aug 14 08:29

Two National Reporters Arrested, Roughed Up By Ferguson Police - Updated

Two reporters found themselves on the receiving end of Ferguson Police Department's peculiar method of policing earlier tonight.

Aug 14 08:23

How computer hackers changed the Ferguson protests

Exposed to the light the cops run like cockroaches when you turn on the light!

FERGUSON • The Internet crashed at City Hall here on Tuesday morning. Ferguson’s website went dark. The phones died.

City officials didn’t say what happened — only that a flood of traffic aimed at the City Hall website “just kept coming.”And the hackers vowed retribution if police harmed protesters.

“We are watching you very closely,” Anonymous’ distinctive electronic voice rasped in a video posted Monday on Twitter. “If you abuse, harass or harm the protesters in Ferguson we will take every Web-based asset of your departments and federal agencies offline.”

The hackers would also, the video continued, begin publicly releasing police officers’ personal information.

Then they did.

Early Tuesday morning, someone posted the home address and phone number of Jon Belmar, the relatively new chief of St. Louis County police. And that was just the beginning.

Aug 14 08:18

St. Louis alderman says police pulled him out of car at Ferguson protest

The local business leaders have had it with the cops!

FERGUSON • St. Louis Alderman Antonio French emerged Thursday morning from a night in jail after his arrest at the Ferguson protests to say that the police officers' "heavy-handed" approach on the streets is making the situation worse.Business, civic leaders decry unrest in Ferguson

St. Louis business leaders are denouncing violence and police actions in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday.

Chris Sommers, owner of the Pi Pizzeria chain in St. Louis, also has been active on social media throughout the week, mostly retweeting news accounts of the unfolding events in Ferguson on his Twitter account, @sommerscm, to his more than 800 followers. Sommers said the protests following Brown's death have been mishandled by authorities. “It's devastating to our town,”

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