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Dec 08 09:53

Black Teenager Shoots Newlywed Soldier and Executes His Pregnant Wife… Race Baiters Are Silent

A black teenager was convicted of the murder of a newlywed soldier and his pregnant wife in Colorado.

Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson was in Dallas, Texas, applying his expertise — whatever it is — to the medical care of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan and, not surprisingly, ignoring the Colorado case altogether.

Dec 08 09:50

NATO Prepositions Weapons in Poland for Attack on Russia

The lengthiest excerpt from the article that’s online is at NATO’s own site, the PR delivered straight from the horses’ mouth, http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/russia-fears-prompt-na..., which posting there is certainly validation that the article represents NATO’s position accurately, even if it does so in ‘appropriately’ vague terms. (Of course, that’s not “appropriate” for readers, but for NATO, which is the weapons-manufacturers’ trade-organization, that’s being served in this ‘news’ story.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A NATO-led war against Russia would be utterly disastrous for the West; and if you have a difficult time of wrapping your head around that, just look at the incredible "victory" NATO has wrested from the rebels in Afghanistan, 13 years on. Their "contribution" to the US war effort here has been one very sick joke.

And please don't get me started on the aftermath of their "victory" in Libya, with the ouster of Gaddafi, which has only exacerbated the instability here, to the point where various African countries are tag-teaming their military to control the insurgents. The future of Libya is still very much up in the air.

To put it plainly, NATO and the US do not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with Russia; and this is what makes the military confrontation scenario so scary.

And in terms of Russia's manufacturing and purchasing of war equipment, although they are not spending as much as the US government, the Russians are getting a lot more bang for their buck than does the US.

A war against Russia would be the last, desperate act of a criminally insane Western leadership.

Dec 08 09:35

Americans Are The New Indian: Russell Means

American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation.

“The history of the American and the history of the Indian have now come full circle and are intertwined in the dictatorial policies of those that control the monetary system of America,” remarks Means.

Dec 08 09:29

Secretive Pro-Corporate Trade Deal Could Endanger Health, Labor, Environment

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is being sold as the world’s biggest trade agreement, with the potential to affect hundreds of millions of Americans and Europeans. So why is it being negotiated in near-total secrecy?

The pact has European food, labor and other advocates up in arms. They say the deal, known by its TTIP acronym, benefits corporations at the expense of the public.

Among the more grave potential consequences: environmental damage, reduced financial regulation, and the placement of corporate rights above those of sovereign nations.

Amid all the hush-hush, one fact stands out: a big place at the negotiating table has been reserved for lobbyists who represent multinational corporations. This has allowed them to argue against including in the final treaty a number of consumer-friendly regulations and standards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this agreement come to fruition, you can bet on two things happening: it will be terrific for multinationals, and completely lousy for We the People.

Dec 08 09:24

Senator Jay Rockefeller singlehandedly kills Freedom of Information Act reform

The House unanimously passed a bill that would bring much-needed improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; the Senate had bi-partisan support for it, too -- but outgoing Sen Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) singlehandedly killed the bill in a closed-door committee meeting.

For 509 other members of Congress, these concerns were not enough to halt progress of much-needed reforms. It’s not clear which provisions the Senator is referring to, or what experts across the federal government he is referring to, because this short statement, issued at 6:30 PM on Friday after a full day of advocates, journalists and citizens asking for an explanation, doesn’t explain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What a lovely parting gift from Senator Rockefeller to the American people; absolutely no transparency from the government which ALLEGEDLY represents them.

Way to go there, Jay!

Dec 08 09:18

Labels Barely Release 1964 Dylan, Beach Boys Archive Materials Solely To Get Extended Copyrights

The release had absolutely nothing to do with actually getting the works out to fans, and absolutely everything to do with copyright. You see, back in 2011, despite having absolutely no economic rationale for doing so, the EU retroactively extended copyright on music from 50 years to 70 years. However, there was a tiny catch: there was a "use it or lose it" provision in the law, saying that the music had to have been "released" to qualify for that 20 year extension. Thus, Sony realized with Dylan that it had to "release" (and I use the term loosely) some of its old recordings that had never been officially released, or it would lose the copyright on them.

Dec 08 09:14

It won't be easy reining in America's 'chokehold police'

As President Barack Obama and other voices of authority try to reassure the nation that they can bring police abuse under control, a voice of true street-level power is speaking, too.

That voice belongs to Patrick Lynch, and it is frightening. Americans would do well to listen.

Lynch is the president of New York's police union, a man described by his own organization as the most powerful police union chief in the world.

As Newsweek has put it, Lynch represents not just cops, but "what it means to be a cop in America, where guns are legal and restraint is rare."

And to Patrick Lynch, the cellphone video of a black man locked by a white officer in an officially forbidden chokehold, and grunting repeatedly that he couldn't breathe, was essentially unremarkable. As was Eric Garner's death a few minutes later.

Dec 08 09:13

How To Stand Up To Abusive U.S. Customs Officials And Win

It’s a familiar ordeal for any American who’s ever traveled abroad. Every U.S. citizen with the temerity to explore lands unknown is forced into a grueling, humiliating interrogation with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials when they return. CBP agents treat returning Americans like criminal defendants, grilling you on everything from what you did abroad to where you’re staying in the U.S. (despite the fact that since you’re a citizen, where you live is none of their business). Even Americans who cross into Canada by car are subjected to warrantless searches of their cars and computers when they come back.

Dec 08 08:48

A CHARRED EYE SOCKET PROVIDES PROOF THAT 43 MISSING MEXICO STUDENTS ARE DEAD

One of Mexico’s most horrific mass murders in recent decades has come to rest, in part, on a fragment of a charred human eye socket. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said Sunday that Austrian forensic experts have confirmed that the bone fragment is from one of 43 student teachers who went missing 10 weeks ago in a heinous crime that has shaken the country.

Dec 08 08:44

US meddling to blame for ‘all Arab world sufferings’ – Sudan president

The bloody conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Libya are the result of the interference by the US, which wants to gain control over the rich natural resources of those countries, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told RT.

“The people in Sudan believe that the since the fall of the Soviet Union [in 1991], injustice and oppression has prevailed around the globe as the US became the sole hegemon and began running things with impunity in many regions, including ours,” Bashir said.

In his interview with RT’s Arabic Channel, the Sudanese president labeled Washington’s policies in Middle East and North Africa as “harmful and destructive.”

“Just look at what’s now happening in Iraq and how it spread to Syria. All the suffering that is going in the Arab world is the work of the US,” he said.

Dec 08 08:37

John Bolton: As ignorant as he is dangerous

Incredibly, Bolton then said:

“We don’t have an effective propaganda capacity in the United States, we don’t try to sell our own story…”.

Did Bolton just say that? Yes, he did. That’s probably one of the most delusional statements ever made. Of course, Bolton probably feels he doesn’t need to keep pace with the news, because if he did, he’d have noticed that his own government has recently made it ‘legal’ to aim its official version of reality at US citizens, thanks to the repeal of the Smith-Munt Act “anti-propaganda” law.

Dec 08 08:31

Ebola Czar Ron Klain to Return to Private Sector

After less than six months on the job, Ron Klain, the former White House adviser appointed by President Barack Obama to handle the nation's response to the threat of Ebola, will return to his private sector job in March.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Klain's mission was to get Ebola out of the media ahead of the mid-term elections. He succeeded. Seen any Ebola coverage in the corporate media lately, like the fact that there are currently 1400 patients under Ebola watch in the US?

When Big pharma has their new whiz-bang vaccines and treatments ready to sell next spring, they will WANT Ebola all over the news and that is why Klain is no longer needed.

Dec 08 08:23

NIRP Arrives In The US: TBTF Banks Tell Customers To Move Their Cash Or Be Charged Fees

Back in June, the world was speechless when Goldman's head of the ECB, Mario Draghi, stunned the world when he took Bernanke's ZIRP and raised him one better by announcing the ECB would send deposit rates into negative territory, in the process launching the Neutron bomb known as N(egative)IRP and pushing European monetary policy into the "twilight zone", forcing savers to pay (!) for the privilege of keeping the product of their labor in the form of fiat currency instead of invested in a global ponzi scheme built on capital market so broken even the BIS can no longer contain its shocked amazement.

Well, the US economy may be "decoupling" (just as it did right before Lehman) and one pundit after another are once again (incorrectly) predicting that the Fed may raise rates, but when it comes to the true "value" of money, US banks have just shown that when it comes to spread between reality and the economic outlook, the schism has never been deeper.

Dec 08 07:34

America on “Hot War Footing” as House Paves Way for War with Russia

America is on a war footing. While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia is now contemplated at an “operational level”. Similarly, both the Senate and the House have introduced enabling legislation which provides legitimacy to conduct a war against Russia.

Dec 08 06:26

Marine Role Players Demonstrate 'Detainee Handling Techniques' in L.A. 'Realistic Urban Training' Drill (Photos)

The U.S. Military, on an obscure website, has released photos of Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit participating in the 'Realistic Urban Training' in Los Angeles. These are the photos which the LAPD neglected to tweet over the weekend: Barging into apartments, handling detainees, and "enhancing their combat skills in environments similar to those they may find in future missions."

Dec 08 05:39

Propaganda’s Triumph over Journalism

As the world hurtles toward a new Cold War and possibly a nuclear confrontation over Ukraine, the West’s “free press” is again serving the role of an obedient propaganda service — demonizing Russia, presenting a one-sided narrative and feeding a dangerous belligerence...

Dec 08 04:33

LAPD Tweets Photos of Urban Military Drill

In between stories about "Football Team for Inner-city boys" and missing person reports, the LAPD has tweeted several photos of a joint military urban training exercise with Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The "Realistic Urban Training" drills will take place "at several locations in downtown and metro Los Angeles from Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring." Ironically, dispersed between the PR shots of the Realistic Urban Training drill, the LAPD tweeted a photo of the alleged knife held by a suspect In Hollywood whom witness Jordan White described as "Police just shot a man in the head 10 times for no reason right in front of me holy fuck." A press release for the military drill stated "The Marines respectfully request that local citizens near the training venues keep a distance from the training for their own safety and that of the service members."

Dec 08 02:33

Sad but Funny (but Sad): America Is Much Worse Than a Bad Boyfriend

This guy sucks!!! College Humor did a video about how America is like a bad boyfriend. Aside from a few propaganda bits, they made a pretty good point.

"But...but... He can change! You know, he promises... (Every four years...)"

Actually, America is so much worse than a bad boyfriend in so many more ways than a two-and-a-half-minute video could never fully illustrate.

I'm not about to exhaust that list here because I have the rest of my life to live and it would probably take that long to get through such a list.

Ultimately, if you have a bad boyfriend, usually you can just break up with him...

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Dec 08 02:18

Morale crisis in military… Burned out and without sense of mission

After 13 years of war, troops feel burned out and without a sense of mission. More doubt their leaders and their job security.

Dec 07 18:22

4-minute video: 99.99% is one shift from victory over .01% criminal psychopaths

*hyperlinks live at source*

“Generations mold history” is a 4-minute video that literally reverses submissive narrative to “live in a world of our own making.”

The facts demand such reversal; the Emperor’s New Clothes moment whereby the 99.99% lawfully arrest the .01% ‘leaders’ to end “Big Lie” crimes centered in:
Unlawful Wars of Aggression based on easily-provable lies (here, here, here, here),
Bankster-looting economics (here, here, here, here),
Lying sacks of spin corporate media that “cover” the crimes.

These crimes are perhaps the easiest to prove among perhaps 100 crucial areas of concern. The above links easily explain, document, and prove the .01% war and poverty-murder, loot, and lie to annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

Dec 07 17:00

Egalitarianism Without Equality Is Tyranny

The cult of egalitarianism demands equal treatment of unequal circumstances, a model that can lead only to tyranny and oppression. We have to stop thinking of equality as a necessary feature of a healthy society. The only sense in which people are truly equal is in their right to life and the control of their own actions. Any interference with these must be closely guarded against, but the politically correct imposition of equal outcomes on diverse personalities destroys individualism and abolishes freedom.

Dec 07 16:28

License-To-Kill: Washington and Baghdad agree to grant US troops immunity

The US Ambassador in Iraq, Stuart Jones revealed that Washington and Baghdad had an agreement on prosecution granting privileges and immunity to US forces, promising the tribes to obtain an integrated role with Iraqi security forces in the battle against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and stressing the importance of militias supported by Iran under the supervision and control of the Iraqi state.

Dec 07 16:24

Chinese Firm Planning a Canal Through Nicaragua Has PLA Ties

A Chinese company is preparing to begin work on the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal. Once — and if — the canal is ever finished, it will size up to more than 170 miles (about 275 km) and connect the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, with Lake Nicaragua in the middle. It’s a major project — larger than any other geo-engineering project underway in the world. Officially, it’s an opportunity for development championed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. But critics look at the canal as a boondoggle, and a means by which Ortega is developing a long-term relationship with Beijing — and China’s geopolitical interests. The builders of the canal also have important ties with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Dec 07 16:13

Freedom vs Power

New Zealanders didn’t vote for new security powers, so it’s critical that the legislation be thoroughly tested in Parliament.

The day after National won its third term, John Key warned his Government against displays of arrogance. It’s hard to reconcile that good advice with National’s determination to bulldoze new security laws through Parliament before it rises for the Christmas break.

The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill is being debated under urgency. Its emotive title is telling. Since 9/11, governments throughout the Western world have justified curbs on individual freedoms on the basis that they are needed to counter terrorist plots. It’s a compelling argument that plays on public fears stoked by chilling television footage of Al Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center and the more recent beheadings by the Islamic State. But does it justify taking a short cut through the normal process of parliamentary scrutiny?

Dec 07 10:31

Have We Reached "Peak Jackboot"?

“Eric Garner was a career petty criminal who’d experienced dozens of arrests, but had learned nothing from them,” sniffs McManus. “He was on the street July 17, selling untaxed cigarettes one at a time – which, as inconsequential as it seems, happens to be a crime.”

Garner was a “career criminal” in the mold of John Hancock, who made himself tremendously wealthy by smuggling untaxed goods. On McManus’s premises, Hancock would have to be regarded as a veritable crime lord.

Dec 07 10:12

The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate

Nobody's willing to say it yet. But after Ferguson, and especially after the Eric Garner case that exploded in New York yesterday after yet another non-indictment following a minority death-in-custody, the police suddenly have a legitimacy problem in this country.

Law-enforcement resources are now distributed so unevenly, and justice is being administered with such brazen inconsistency, that people everywhere are going to start questioning the basic political authority of law enforcement. And they're mostly going to be right to do it, and when they do, it's going to create problems that will make the post-Ferguson unrest seem minor.

Dec 07 09:43

Mossad training ISIL terrorists: Putin aide

A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Israel’s spy agency, Mossad, of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria, Press TV reports.

Alexander Prokhanov told Press TV that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership, adding that Israel’s military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.

Prokhanov said ISIL is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East.

Dec 07 09:36

Wall Street Moves to Put Taxpayers on the Hook for Derivatives Trades

Wall Street has for some time attempted to put taxpayers on the hook for its derivatives trades. I highlighted this a year ago in the post: Citigroup Written Legislation Moves Through the House of Representatives. Here’s an excerpt:

Dec 07 09:34

GCHQ to snoop through office emails: Anti-spy agency will monitor disgruntled employees in danger of threatening UK security by going rogue

Britain's anti-spy agency is to snoop through office emails in a bid to preempt disgruntled employees threatening the nation's security by going rogue.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has turned its attention to 'insider' threats within companies - meaning staff gossip and gripes could now be checked for hidden agendas.

The shocking revelation means unusual language or uncharacteristic tones adopted in emails to colleagues could be interpreted as sign that the sender is undermining the UK's security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So after all that loyal service by the government drones, the government they served no longer trusts them and spies on them as well as ordinary citizens!

Dec 07 08:44

Arizona cop punches 15-year-old girl in face as mother begs her to stop

A Female Mesa, Arizona police officer can be seen punching and brutalizing a teen girl as her mother begs the officer to stop.According to the Free Thought Project, the 15-year-old girl was a runaway who the police officer was attempting to apprehend.

As a witness filmed, the officer walked up to the girl and punched her, knocking her down. She then put the girl in a chokehold — even after the teen’s mother begged her and a second officer to stop, saying that the girl is asthmatic and has emotional issues.

“She just punched her in the face!” said the woman holding the camera.

As her legs kicked and flailed, the girl told the officers she couldn’t breathe, screaming, “Stop!” over and over, but they continued to pin her against the pavement.

The second officer said that everything his comrade did was according to police procedure and that if she’d wanted to the officer “could have shot her dead.”

Dec 07 08:08

Sisi office leak General Shaheen asking Mohamed Ibrahim to fabricate Morsi detention details 1

Dec 07 07:47

Carry-on no more? TSA may consider new luggage rules for air travelers

Following an exposed potential terror plot in the UK, America’s Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, is reportedly weighing whether or not passengers in the US should be allowed to continue bringing carry-on luggage with them on flights. Could this counterterrorism tool really work?

Dec 07 07:25

Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America

Myth: The US was forced to declare war on Japan after a totally unexpected Japanese attack on the American naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. On account of Japan’s alliance with Nazi Germany, this aggression automatically brought the US into the war against Germany.

Reality: The Roosevelt administration had been eager for some time to wage war against Japan and sought to unleash such a war by means of the institution of an oil embargo and other provocations. Having deciphered Japanese codes, Washington knew a Japanese fleet was on its way to Pearl Harbor, but welcomed the attack since a Japanese aggression would make it possible to “sell” the war to the overwhelmingly anti-war American public.

Dec 06 19:24

POLICE ADMIT PLANTING GUNS AND DRUGS IN CARS, LAUGH ABOUT IT

Eight years ago today, on December 6, 2006, newspapers in Los Angeles reported "After a complaint, Huntington Beach officers no longer test rookies by hiding guns in cars they stop."

Dec 06 18:00

ONE OF A KIND US Military V 22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft

The SEALS flew in on one of these. Barkin dog my big butt!How could you fly in on one of these and not give it away! Another fishy tale from our gov!

Dec 06 17:37

Protesters in Seattle Become Violent Saturday, Throw Rocks at Police

Is this a good opening scenario for a country who's police officers are being trained by the Israelis?

Dec 06 17:31

Our Enemies, the Presidents

for the most part they've all been evil tyrants. which is why the 'throw the bums out!' is so sadly naive.

Dec 06 15:09

Are We Big Pharma’s Guinea Pigs? 8 Drugs Used by Millions Before Being Pulled for Dangerous Side-Effects

Blockbuster drugs like Viagra, Lipitor, Prozac and Nexium have made Big Pharma one of the nation’s top industries. Even before direct-to-consumer advertising on TV, there were blockbuster drugs like Ritalin, Valium, Tagamet and Premarin. To be a blockbuster a drug has to 1) be usable by almost everyone; 2) be used every day; 3) be used indefinitely; 4) solve an everyday health problem like heartburn or high cholesterol; 5) have a fun or memorable ad campaign; 6) get social buzz; and 7) be sold to a large number of people quickly.

Dec 06 15:04

Video Shows Dem. Judge Stumbling During Arrest After Drunk Driving Charges Dropped Against Her

Failure to prosecute judge, despite video evidence, reveals stark double standard : Weeks after drunk driving charges were dropped against a South Texas Court of Appeals judge, a County District Attorney is claiming his office failed to receive recently surfaced footage of her field sobriety test, which police say may have led to her successful prosecution.

Dec 06 11:24

'Unauthorized' Aliens With Jobs Outnumber Non-College-Grad Adults Seeking One

“Unauthorized workers” are aliens living in the United States who do not have a legal right to work here.

Dec 06 11:14

The US Is No Longer The World's #1 Economy

It's Official (Finally)

Dec 06 10:10

IN PHOTOS ~~ BIG DOINGS IN THE BIG APPLE ~~ THOUSANDS GATHER AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

Under the NYC night sky at 6:30 pm, 10,000 (police report) people gathered at Foley Square to protest the failure of the Grand Jury to indict the killer policeman of Eric Gardner, a Black resident from Staten Island . The demonstration was called by the NYC Civil Liberties Union and The Center For Constitutional Rights. The meeting was peaceful, but participants were angry. The meeting represented the wide range of ethnic and racial population in NYC, from the young to oldsters. “BLACK LIFE MATTERS” and “I CAN’T BREATHE” were the refrains which filled Foley Square as well as “NO PEACE WITH OUT JUSTICE” and “HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT” (referring to Ferguson Mo). Within hours people spontaneously began to leave the Square to circulate through the city. Local street protests continued to the wee hours of the morning. The Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges were closed down. The Holland Tunnel was closed for forty minutes.

Dec 06 09:42

Chicago Cops Use Stingray to Intercept Protester’s Conversations, Leaked Audio Reveals

An audio recording leaked by the hacktivist group Anonymous appears to prove that Chicago police used an IMSI catcher, commonly referred to as a Stingray, to intercept phone calls during an Eric Garner protest Thursday evening.

IMSI catchers, small devices that mimic cell phone towers, give police and government agencies the ability to capture people’s cellular data in real-time. The audio, posted to the official Anonymous Twitter account Friday, reveals a conversation between the CPIC, Chicago’s Homeland Security-run Fusion Center, and a police officer spying on an alleged protest leader.

If confirmed, the revelation once again shatters claims by police departments that Stingrays are only used to stop the most heinous of crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People with kids and skills, get the hell out of this country while you still can.

Dec 06 09:36

Wall Street Moves to Put Taxpayers on the Hook for Derivatives Trades

Wall Street lobbyists are trying to secure taxpayer backing for many derivatives trades as part of budget talks to avert a government shutdown.

According to multiple Democratic sources, banks are pushing hard to include the controversial provision in funding legislation that would keep the government operating after Dec. 11. Top negotiators in the House are taking the derivatives provision seriously, and may include it in the final bill, the sources said.

The bank perks are not a traditional budget item. They would allow financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — potentially putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by the risky contracts. Big Wall Street banks had typically traded derivatives from these FDIC-backed units, but the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law required them to move many of the transactions to other subsidiaries that are not insured by taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was ever a time to call Rivero's Rangers to keyboards, it is now.

Write/email/fax/phone your Congressional Representative and let them know that IF this bill is passed in this form, that you would rather have a goat, or a dog represent you, than this current cache of purchased weasels who allegedly represent you now.

And please remember: Congress no longer represents We the People; they represent Those, the Corporations. We the People have become irrelevant and expendable. That is why these idiots in Congress believe that they can get away with this crud.

Then, be pro-active. Do not have any more money in your bank than you need for paying bills. In fact, and even though it is more expensive, pay your bills with money orders if possible. There are many businesses which will still take cash, and it has not yet been made illegal to do so.

Make sure you have small amounts of gold and silver for barter. Because if Congress is about to pass legislation like this, the excrement is very near to hitting the ventilation shaft, and I mean really, really soon.

Dec 06 09:20

SFPD’s Code of Silence: Why Did Police Kill Alex Nieto?

The parents of 28-year old Alex Nieto are tired of police refusing to release information explaining why their son was killed by San Francisco cops on March 21, 2014. “The police have been stonewalling us by withholding basic information. It can only be considered a cover up".

Dec 06 08:31

Jen Psaki caught on a hot mic calling her prepared statements about the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”

Dec 06 08:28

Netanyahu’s ‘Jewish state’ bill would be a crippling blow to Israel

Israelis will soon face a primordial decision respecting the future of their country: whether to define Israel as a supra-national state which accords primary rights, both in law and in fact, based solely on Jewish identity. The thrust of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “nation-state bill” effectively discards the long-held (if imperfectly observed) legal assertion that all Israelis, including that country’s Arab citizens, enjoy equality under the law. If passed, it would become part of Israel’s constitution.

Dec 06 08:21

GMO: the great land mob of Hawaii

I’m going to describe a few tentacles. There are more. There are always more. But these are important.

Why am I bothering? Because you’ll get some idea of the forces arrayed against the people of Hawaii, who have passed measures to limit GMOs and pesticides on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, only to see their votes nullified in two court judgments and temporarily blocked in the third case, Maui, pending a judge’s decision.

Dec 06 07:56

Witness: "LAPD Just Murdered an Unarmed Man Right in Front of Me" (video)

Another man has been shot and killed by police cops tonight, this time in Hollywood.

Detective Meghan Aguilar reportedly told ABC news the man was shot because "When he saw the officers, he approached them," armed with a knife, and this is the Tweet sent out by LAPDHQ of said knife reportedly recovered at the scene:

#LAPD Ofcrs respond to ADW in progress, Susp armed w/ knife, #OIS occurred, knife recovered. @LAPDHollywood pic.twitter.com/63eWDpYBZj

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) December 6, 2014

However, witness Jordan White filmed the whole thing. (video)

Dec 06 04:04

No Charges for SPD Cop Who Broke Woman's Eye Socket during Arrest

A Seattle police officer who broke a woman's eye socket during an arrest this summer won't face criminal charges, King County Prosecutors said Friday.

Dec 05 22:32

Video: Invoking Your Rights at Police Checkpoints

A majority of our society essentially walks around without knowing or actively exercising their rights. In fact, some do not even know what their rights are or why they are so important. Moreover, they would rather wave their freedoms afforded in this country at the first signs of a problem. One example of this is during a manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, police and federal agents spent the day storming people’s homes and performing illegal searches.

Dec 05 22:17

Glenn Beck and Michael Savage React to Eric Garner Grand Jury

Now even two leading voices on the right are seeing that American cops are out of control. Both Beck and Savage are as outraged as normal people over the NY grand jury decision.

Dec 05 15:14

Ron Wyden Introduces Legislation Aimed At Preventing FBI-Mandated Backdoors In Cellphones And Computers

The FBI had better start polishing up its “front door” pitch because Sen. Ron Wyden is pitching legislation that would prevent it from crafting its own backdoors.

Dec 05 15:04

2014: The year police brutality went viral

As 2014 draws to a close, we can’t help but conclude that cops looked pretty bad this year. With the nation struggling to reconcile a lack of indictment for the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., or the strangling death of Eric Garner by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, arguments about militarized law enforcement and structural racial bias in the justice system reached a fever pitch. But Brown’s death wasn’t caught on video, which left the door open for doubt, theory, and epistemological evasion.

Dec 05 14:49

Labor Force Participation Remains at 36-Year Low

The labor force participation rate remained at a 36-year low of 62.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dec 05 14:46

Sen. Wyden puts forward a bill to ban data “backdoors”

The FBI didn't like that idea one bit and said so to Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a bill that, if passed, would make sure the companies can encrypt unmolested. The Secure Data Act would prohibit government agencies from requiring any "backdoors" be placed in US software or hardware.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, the Secure Data Act is intended to trick Americans into THINKING that government agencies cannot have any "backdoors", so that we don;t take precautions against government snooping.

Dec 05 13:51

CREATOR OF ‘LIBERTY DOLLAR’ SENTENCED TO HOME DETENTION

Bernard von NotHaus, who was convicted in 2011 of counterfeiting charges for minting and distributing a form of private money called the Liberty Dollar, has finally been sentenced. U.S. District Judge Richard Vorhees upheld the conviction but sentenced 70-year old NotHaus to only six months house arrest. Federal prosecutors had asked for a sentence of between 14 and 17 years in prison.

Dec 05 13:32

CAMP PENDLETON MARINES TO CONDUCT TRAINING IN DOWNTOWN LA

Residents in and around downtown Los Angeles could hear helicopters or other military aircraft over the coming days as Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton train in preparation for a deployment. The training is part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and extends through Dec. 16 and involves about 2,400 members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, according to the Associated Press.

Dec 05 13:20

VIDEO: NYPD use a LRAD Sound Weapon & Pepper Spray during March for Eric Garner

BREAKING #VIDEO : #myNYPD using #LRAD last night in #NYC on #EricGarner #ICantBreathe protestors

Dec 05 13:04

Marines to train in Los Angeles for urban combat

Dozens of Marines will be raiding buildings and shooting paintballs at each other in downtown Los Angeles to prepare troops for urban combat.

Capt. Brian Block said Thursday that the raids at several undisclosed locations in the city will be off limits to the public.

Block says the trainings are part of a two-week military exercise that starts Friday and involves about 2,400 Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

He says the Los Angeles portion will take place over a couple of days next week. The other exercises will take place at military bases in California, at a site outside Las Vegas and at an undisclosed location in Arizona.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever I read about "urban combat training" done in cities in the US, I have to wonder if these troops are ultimately going to be used against US citizens in these cities.

Dec 05 12:53

North Korea calls US the dirtiest word possible


For some reason, many Americans refuse to acknowledge their country is the Empire of our time, as if admitting it is admitting to a great sin. Which makes you wonder - what sins has the Empire committed, exactly? As Americans may refuse to call their country an Empire, North Korea - and many others - have no problem acknowledging it and analyzing it - something Americans themselves might wish to do, before they lose their status altogether. The Resident discusses.

Dec 05 11:06

Mom & Dad: There is a BIG Problem With America’s Justice System

Now I’m a shaggy, bearded chap. My girlfriend has several felted dreadlocks, as did Alicia. We looked a bit like hippies, which was enough to set off alarm bells in the minds of these officers. As soon as I walked out with my coffee, two of them were standing in front of my car, staring at me.

“Sir, do you realize a front license plate is required in the State of Texas?”

Dec 05 10:51

The U.S. Spent $7 Billion Developing This Helicopter It Never Built

The Kiowa Warrior is slated to retire in 2025, the Chinook in 2035, and both the Apache and Black Hawk will be gone by 2040. We thought we had a suitable replacement for all of these platforms in the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. But then, this next-gen stealth chopper vanished in a puff of bureaucratic smoke.

Dec 05 09:10

Obama: "It's not a sexy argument to make to the public, but we are younger than our competitors. And that is entirely because of immigration."

Obama had some interesting admissions to make at a speech he made th the Business Roundtable Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
He began "It's not a sexy argument to make to the public, but we are younger than our competitors. And that is entirely because of immigration...And we should want that to continue."

Regarding the mass exodus of illegal alien children into the U.S. earlier this year, Obama condescendingly remarked "There was a spike in concern about the borders because those kids had been coming up from Central America during the summer and it got two weeks of wall-to-wall coverage until everybody forgot about it."

Dec 05 09:02

5 Stories That Prove Police Are Just as Terrifying in Canada

. That police in Saskatoon would routinely take First Nation people picked up for being drunk and disorderly to the outskirts of town, often during the winter, and tell them to sober up on the walk home was common knowledge in the area. The act of doing that actually has a name. It's called a "Midnight Blue Tour" or "Starlight Tour", and that it was commonplace in Saskatoon was more like a legend at the time, but one based on the fact that, over the years, several First Nation people in Saskatoon turned up dead of hypothermia on the edge of town, for reasons that no one could ever really explain.

Dec 05 08:53

Ukraine Goes Full Orwell, Unleashes "Ministry Of Truth"

Officially called "The Ministry of Information Policy," Mashable reports the Ukraine government has established a department that critics are calling the 'Ministry of Truth' in a dystopian reference to George Orwell's 1984 (apparent instruction manual). Run by a close ally of President Poroshenko's close ally, while its main objective appears to be confronting Russia’s formidable propaganda machine, the Ministry is likely to also restrict free speech and inhibit journalists' work - particularly in war-torn eastern Ukraine, according to observers.

Dec 05 08:51

Is it the Guardian Of Judea Or Just The Observer Of Zion?

How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel’s war for Gaza’s gas

Dec 05 08:26

These bastards are the cause of all global strife

Dec 05 08:19

Brutal police beating of model shocks Australia

Police brutality has been hitting the headlines in the US, but now it seems the unfortunate trend has made its way to Australia. The woman in question, Claire Helen, who works as a model and actress and was on the receiving end of recurring blows from a police officer, said: “It was the most frightening and humiliating experience of my life.”

Law enforcement officers allege that Helen punched a policewoman in the mouth, as well as resisting arrest – an action that the model stringently denies. "They pushed me down. They hit me and kicked me. They pulled my dress over my head," she said, speaking to Channel Nine. Onlookers could be heard shouting, "Let her go," and, "She's not resisting arrest.”

Dec 05 08:16

New G20 Rules: Cyprus-style Bail-ins to Hit Depositors AND Pensioners

On the weekend of November 16th, the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals, made a show of roundly disapproving of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and whisked out again. It was all so fast, they may not have known what they were endorsing when they rubber-stamped the Financial Stability Board’s “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,” which completely changes the rules of banking.

Russell Napier, writing in ZeroHedge, called it “the day money died.” In any case, it may have been the day deposits died as money. Unlike coins and paper bills, which cannot be written down or given a “haircut,” says Napier, deposits are now “just part of commercial banks’ capital structure.” That means they can be “bailed in” or confiscated to save the megabanks from derivative bets gone wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, the bankers created this derivatives mess and have now rigged it so when it implodes, YOU pay the losses!

Dec 05 07:46

Fedex CEO, Skull & Bones Member, Urges Obama to Pass a 15-Cent-Per-Gallon Fuel Tax Hike

Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx, had a lengthy discourse with President Obama Tuesday at the Business Roundtable meeting and urged Obama to raise the nation's fuel tax by fifteen cents per gallon.
In their discussion, Smith promoted a law being sponsored in Congress which calls for the tax increase as well as an eventual road usage charge. Being the CEO of one of the largest transportation companies, one might assume that the likes of Smith would oppose such a drastic fuel tax increase. Independent truck drivers would surely oppose such a measure, as it would cut into their profits substantially. But that doesn't concern ivy league oligarchs such as Smith, who's a 1996 Yale grad, Skull & Bonesman, and pal of George W. Bush and John Kerry. I hereby call for a boycott of these MFers at FedEx.

Dec 05 07:29

The Hunger Games are real in Gaza By Ramzy Baroud

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
- Pablo Picasso

Dec 05 07:25

The Kansas City of the Heart and Mind.

This can be a cold and seemingly pitiless world. I've seen some amount of that but I am certain I haven’t seen anywhere near the degree of it that some have. The sheer scale of suffering on any given day on this planet is beyond the grasp of any human imagination. Generally we do not know the extent of the suffering, or the level of depravity of the offenses because, in most cases, the news delivery systems are controlled by the people most responsible, over all, for the large majority of suffering world wide; that was some pretty messed up sentence structure but I’m going to go with it.

Dec 05 07:18

Cleveland Police Cited for Abuse by Justice Department

The Justice Department announced on Thursday that a nearly two-year civil rights investigation into the Cleveland Police Department had found a pattern of “unreasonable and unnecessary use of force” that resulted in dangerous and reckless behavior by officers, pointing out the kinds of problems that have angered black residents here and touched off demonstrations across the country in recent weeks.

Dec 05 07:13

FBI Can't Deny Investigating Michael Hastings Before Crash

Dec 05 07:07

REAWAKENING OF THE INFAMOUS RED SCARE

The Cold War has been over for more than 50 years. State sanctioned Islamophobia has replaced the ‘Reds’ as the enemy.

SO, why are they still afraid of a 98 year old Red?

A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice.

Dec 05 06:31

Exposed: NSA program for hacking any cell phone network, no matter where it is

The National Security Agency has spied on hundreds of companies and groups around the world, including in countries allied with the US government, as part of an effort designed to allow agents to hack into any cellular network, no matter where it's located, according to a report published Thursday.

Dec 05 06:27

Obama: "I haven't said this publicly, so I've got to be careful here. You get a little looser in your last two years of office."

President Obama warned of a "disquiet in the general public," an "undertow of pessimism" and "Americans feeling as if their wages and incomes have stagnated" during his speech Tuesday at the Business Roundtable. He also quipped "I love signing bills" to an outburst of laughter from the crowd. There are many other gems from this speech and LibertyFight.com waded through it for you to find the best ones, including his comments on the topics of free trade, immigration, infrastructure repair, Putin's "backward-looking" nationalism, and China "embarrassing" the U.S., "carbon emissions that cause climate change," and tax reform.

Dec 05 06:12

D.C. Perverts Flank Cardboard Cutout of Ronald Reagan, Seeking to Increase Fuel Tax By Fifteen Cents Per Gallon!

H.R.3636, known as the UPDATE ACT, was promoted by a bipartisan duo of Congressman who were flanked by a life-size cutout of Ronnie Reagan earlier this week. Democrat Earl Blumenauer and Republican Tom Petri are cosponsoring the bill, which incredibly calls for a 33.3 cents per gallon tax on gasoline and 39.3 cents per gallon tax on diesel fuel and kerosene. This amounts to a fifteen cent-per-gallon increase in current levels, which are 18.4 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel. Their actual stated goal is to scrap the fuel tax altogether and implement a national road usage charge tax, as the bill states: "The Commission also noted that a Federal funding system based on a vehicle miles traveled system, is the consensus choice for the future. It is the sense of Congress that by 2024 the gas tax should be repealed and replaced with a more sustainable, stable funding source."

Dec 04 16:44

Gov’t and ISP’s Master Plan for Throttling Online News Sites

In any forward operating theater of any war, the first battle to be waged is for the control of information, and hence, the US and other government have contingencies in place to block or obscure online news sources by way of regional internet hubs.

The idea is simple: keep citizens from seeing any alternative reporting or analysis in times of crisis or domestic strife, and to reinforce the corporate monopoly of information and commentary by state-sanctioned, or ‘trusted news sources’ only, namely, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, MSNBC and CNN.

A number of top alternative news site (including this one) have noticed that our website has been offline in certain regions at certain times. Others have noticed, and documented, the same observations.

Dec 04 16:29

Las Vegas Makes It Illegal to Feed Homeless in Parks

Las Vegas, whose homeless population has doubled in the past decade to about 12,000 people in and around the city, joins several other cities across the country that have adopted or considered ordinances limiting the distribution of charitable meals in parks. Most have restricted the time and place of such handouts, hoping to discourage homeless people from congregating and, in the view of officials, ruining efforts to beautify downtowns and neighborhoods.

But the Las Vegas ordinance is believed to be the first to explicitly make it an offense to feed “the indigent.”

Dec 04 15:45

Police in Silicon Valley clearing out largest homeless encampment in USA

As San Jose closes one of the nation’s largest homeless encampments, many of its residents have nowhere to go : Veiled by the yellow willows and brush along a forgotten creek bed in San Jose, hundreds of people jerry-built a treehouse and constructed underground bunkers and ramshackle lean-tos to form one of the nation’s largest homeless encampments.

Dec 04 15:39

TSA Considers All-Out Ban Of Carry-On Bags After Latest Terror Threat

Could there ever really be a ban on carry-on bags when you fly? According to a report by National Public Radio, a ban on carry-on luggage was discussed by U.S. counter-terrorism officials.

Dec 04 15:35

CIA torture report to be published on Monday without the word ‘torture’

The long-awaited publication of the so-called “CIA torture report” is expected to finally occur early next week, but would-be readers, be warned: according to leaks, the executive summary will be absent any and all use of the word “torture.”

Dec 04 15:11

NYPD ‘Cop of the Year’ arrested for buying 10 kilos of cocaine

NYPD Officer Philip LeRoy, who was named the ‘Cop of the Year’ at his precinct in Queens two years ago, was arrested for allegedly buying cocaine in Florida.

Dec 04 15:09

Who Should Own the Internet? Julian Assange on Living in a Surveillance Society

It is now a journalistic cliché to remark that George Orwell’s “1984” was “prophetic.” The novel was so prophetic that its prophecies have become modern-day prosaisms. Reading it now is a tedious experience. Against the omniscient marvels of today’s surveillance state, Big Brother’s fixtures — the watchful televisions and hidden microphones — seem quaint, even reassuring.

Dec 04 15:03

Teacher Forces 8-Year-Old to Unclog Toilet with Bare Hands

A teacher who forced an eight-year old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands will remain employed despite a history of inappropriate behavior with children.

Dec 04 14:00

“Hell No”: Garner’s Wife Won’t Forgive as Protests Mount Over Choking Death

Ultimately, the rather clear case of excessive force and abuse of power by police – who were after Garner on a tax matter – will be mixed up in the larger national wave of increasingly racially divided politics.

The controversial decision comes only a week after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, which led to riots, outrage and a media storm in Ferguson and beyond. However, the Brown case was much less clear cut, while video makes clear that Eric Garner was a victim who didn’t not deserve death. He did not resist arrest, and his alleged crime was too petty to cost him his life:

Dec 04 13:46

Set Up? No Charges for NYPD Officer in Choking Death, But Charges for Man Who Filmed It

If justice wasn't served in the shocking death of Eric Garner, irony certainly was.

In this case, irony twists around the contorted concept that justice is blind, and that, ideally, the dirty work of cops peace officers is better done out of sight and out of the mind of the general public.

There are plenty of police and other authorities who long for the days past before cameras, phones and other digital devices were everywhere, potentially recording anything going on.

Dec 04 11:43

US MILITARY'S TRAINING OF MEXICAN SECURITY FORCES CONTINUES AS HUMAN-RIGHTS ABUSES MOUNT IN MEXICO

The U.S. government has spent more than $62 million since fiscal year 2010 providing highly specialized training to Mexican security forces, including some $16.3 million in fiscal 2013, as part of an effort to help Mexico better prosecute its war on drugs, records made public under the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act show. The spending has continued even as Mexico’s military and police forces continue to face accusations of pervasive human-rights abuses committed against Mexican citizens, leading some experts to question whether the U.S.-funded training is resulting in some deadly unintended consequences.

Dec 04 10:51

Tulsa cop accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend while off duty retired and got $162,000 severance

Pension board records show a Tulsa police officer accused of killing his daughter’s boyfriend retired from the force last month and collected a $162,000 pension in a lump-sum payment.

While state law would prevent officers convicted of felonies from collecting monthly payments, the state Police Pension and Retirement Board won’t be able to reclaim Shannon Kepler’s lump-sum payment if he is convicted.

“Our position is that we haven’t been able to do that. We are going by kind of the plain reading of the statutes,” said board executive director Steven Snyder.

Dec 04 10:47

Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

Dec 04 09:58

Two Egyptian artists accused of treason for criticising Sisi

Egyptian Attorney General Judge Hisham Barakat yesterday ordered actor Khaled Abol Naga and singer Mohammed Attia to be investigated for charges of espionage and treason following public criticism of President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, the Anadolu Agency quoted a judicial source as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have always wanted to walk in the Valley of the Kings but as of now, Egypt just fell off my bucket list!

Dec 04 09:12

Congress Agrees to Troop Pay, BAH Cuts in Budget Compromise

Service members next year will be paying more for prescriptions bought off base, getting less of a housing subsidy and a picking up a smaller pay raise under an agreement reached between Senate and House lawmakers.

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Dec 04 09:12

Do You Have An AMAZON/CIA Account?

A $600 million computing cloud built by an outside company is a "radical departure"

Dec 04 09:06

THE FOREX FIX: UNDERSTANDING THE FOREIGN CURRENCY SCAM IN LONDON

If you’ve been following the orgy of white collar crime since the 2008 meltdown, one notable thing emerges from the jumbled haze: Wall Street seems to offshore a lot of its criminality to the City of London. From Libor to the London Whale, almost every recent financial scandal has a connection to the U.K.’s financial district. The latest one people are talking about is the Forex, or FX, a decentralized foreign exchange market that trades in the world’s currencies. The exchange in the City of London controls around 40% of the FX, amounting to its biggest market on the planet. The daily rate for a given currency is referred to by traders as “the fix” – a nicely ironic term considering that the fix has been in, literally, on the Forex exchange in London for at least 10 years.

Dec 04 08:34

LAPD’s New Catch, Violate and Release Policy

With over 379 arrests, as of now Los Angeles leads the nation in arrests of protesters protesting police brutality and what many people see as state sponsored killing and terrorism of Black and brown people.

Dec 04 08:24

Peter King says Eric Garner would not have died from chokehold were he not 'so obese'

Rep. Peter King defended a New York City grand jury decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, a white NYPD officer, in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during an arrest on Staten Island in July.

"You had a 350-pound person who was resisting arrest," King told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "The police were trying to bring him down as quickly as possible. If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died from this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey Peter. Let me put you in a chokehold and see how you do!

Dec 04 08:05

Florida Judge Just Lifted Controversial Ban On Feeding Homeless

The Fort Lauderdale ordinance that has become infamous throughout the world in just one month has now been suspended by a Florida judge.

Broward Circuit Judge Thomas Lynch suspended enforcement of the ordinance restricting the all public feeding of homeless people. But the suspension is only for 30 days so far. During that time, the judge has ordered mediation on the issue.

Dec 04 08:03

Washington Obamacare Exchange Kicks 6,000 Off Their Plans

A problem with Washington state’s Obamacare exchange cancelled 6,000 accounts’ insurance plans and payments, the exchange admitted Tuesday night.

Dec 04 08:02

Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not Using Hospital

Attorney to court: Charge parents or give babies back

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Dec 04 07:53

Bombshell: Bombastic Police Chief Mark Kessler Worked With Feds To Bait Patriot Groups

On Tuesday former police chief Mark Kessler appeared on Fox News' The Alan Colmes Show and claimed all the video rants he produced were actually on behalf of the Federal Government. He says he contacted the Joint Terrorism Task Force and he was then put into operation by undisclosed federal agencies to bait patriot groups.

Dec 04 07:43

Mexican Crisis

a peek at our near-future?

Dec 04 07:33

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

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

The recent outage of news sites experienced by internet users in California was reported by this article on BeforeItsNews.com and confirmed by The Washington Times, The Blaze and other sites. The Natural News reader service team also recorded numerous complaints from California users who were unable to reach our website even though our site was fully functional and serving pages worldwide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We got a few complaints here at WRH as well.

Dec 03 23:01

Hundreds of police killings go unreported

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

Dec 03 22:42

Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will — Paul Craig Roberts

Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will

Paul Craig Roberts

Another gang of goon thug gratuitous murderers has been let off by a racist grand jury and a racist non-prosecutor. Read the verbiage spewed by NY mayor Bill de Blasio and the Obama Puppet: http://rt.com/usa/211203-garner-chokehold-grand-jury-decision/ They are so sorry about the collateral damage of protecting the public from criminals and terrorists. Without the death of innocents, none of us would be safe. Our safety depended on the NYPD murder of Eric Garner, a father of six who was a threat to no one.

Another police murder of a US citizen who was no threat to anyone–just more collateral damage–as the US military calls it when US forces blow up kids’ soccer games, weddings, funerals, and birthday parties. Any concentration of people, regardless of what they are doing, is considered to be an enemy force and legitimate target.

Dec 03 20:27

NYC Protester arrested left bloody at Eric Garner Rally:

#NYC PICS + VIDEOS #EricGarner Luke Rudkowski @Lukewearechange #ShutItDown

Dec 03 19:34

WATCH LIVE: Eric Garner - Anti-Police Brutality Protest NATIONWIDE

Dozens of protesters laying down on the highway in NYC

WATCH LIVE
Oakland :
LA

Dec 03 16:11

L.A. Fitness "is working in conjunction with the police department"

I picked up 2 free week-long 'guest passes' for L.A. Fitness gym which were advertised at a local pizza place recently, and when I went on the L.A. Fitness website, I found something that looked a bit squirrely, so I e-mailed them about it.

Dec 03 15:17

Egypt to Criminalize 'Insulting Revolutions'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said his office is drafting a law to criminalize insulting the uprisings that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and his Islamist successor Mohammed Morsi last year.

Dec 03 15:07

James Corbett

Evil crap governments including the US does

Dec 03 14:30

Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows.

The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service problems experienced by some consumers as well as continued partisan opposition to the federal overhaul.

Dec 03 14:26

Ashton Carter

Guys a dyed in the wool neocon!

During his tenure as acquisition czar, Carter oversaw reviews of several controversial weapons programs, including the F-35 fighter project and the U.S. Air Force's KC-X aerial tanker replacement program.

One defense insider said a senior Pentagon official worried aloud that the Harvard professor will prove to be 'the next coming of Wolfowitz,' a reference to George W. Bush's first deputy defense secretary, Paul Wolfowitz. Sources say the man known as 'Wolfy' had little acquisition or weapons-development experience before entering the Pentagon, and approved a long list of bad program plans."[3]

Dec 03 13:40

WHITE HOUSE (AB)USES FERGUSON TO PROMOTE MORE SURVEILLANCE

Engineers in the new Utah datacenter run by the National Security Agency have prepared special stream collection servers to provide realtime processing of the new videofeeds. Automatic numberplate and face recognition together with GPS data will be used to create data records for future analysis. "We are usually not allowed to collect or use such data of American persons," a NSA spokesperson said. "But this is simply legal administrative assistance for the FBI and the local police," the spokesperson added. "We are just a bit further along with this than they are."

Dec 03 12:59

This is what happens when you call the cops

A disturbing and now-viral music video that graphically shows the brutality seemingly routinely meted out by an increasingly militarised police force.

Dec 03 12:54

Grand Jury Declines to Indict NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Death: Sources

A New York City grand jury has declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold case of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died while being arrested on Staten Island earlier this year, multiple sources familiar with the decision tell NBC 4 New York.

In opting not to indict, the panel determined there was not probable cause that a crime was committed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on a widely watched amateur video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck as Garner yelled, "I can't breathe!" during the July 17 confrontation. Garner, who had been stopped by Pantaleo and several other NYPD officers, including two sergeants, on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so over-the-top; death for selling untaxed tobacco, that is has to be part of a plan to provoke riots so that the Federal Government can declare a national emergency, "temporarily" suspend what is left of the Bill of Rights, and complete the transformation of a Republic with a Democratically elected government into this age's version of the Nazi war machine!

PLEASE STAY CALM. DO NOT GIVE THE GOVERNMENT THE VIOLENCE THEY NEED. POINT OUT THE PHONY PROTESTERS AND AGENTS PROVOCATEURS. GET INTO THE CORPORATE MEDIA BROADCASTS AND DECLARE IT ALL A PROPAGANDA HOAX AS THEY DID IN FERGUSON!

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Dec 03 12:53

Baltimore City Says It Does Not Plan to Privatize Water

Baltimore's City Council questions top official over plans to use private companies to study how to improve aging water system as opponents warn such a move could lead to privatization

Dec 03 11:30

Add the title of "loan shark to Dictatorships" to Goldman Sachs many varied roles around the world

How Goldman Sachs Became Broke Venezuela's Loan Shark

Dec 03 11:11

Ben Lawless on Blue Privilege Part 2

Part 2

Prat 1

Dec 03 10:32

IN NEW INTERVIEW, BASHAR AL-ASSAD DEMANDS AMERICA BOMB HIS COUNTRY HARDER

If I had to guess, I'd say that this has to do with his relationship with Iran. The Iranians see the Syrian regime, which they've spent enormous amounts of resources to preserve, as a key part of their "resistance" alliance against Israel and the United States. Assad can cozy up to the West on ISIS, but he can't do it at the expense of Iranian support.

Dec 03 10:17

HOW GOLDMAN SACHS BECAME BROKE VENEZUELA'S LOAN SHARK

Add the title of "loan shark to Dictatorships" to Goldman Sachs many varied roles around the world. As Venezuela teeters on the brink of tearings its utopian social fabric apart (by which we mean paying its soldiers while impoverishing its people to in order to maintain 'peace') crushed by plunging oil revenues, everyone's favorite American bank 'generously' offered to buy (from Venezuela) $4bn worth of oil debt owed by the Dominican Republic for 41% of its value, according to El Nuevo Herald.

Dec 03 09:38

Zen and the Art of Cancer and other Living Things.

The world continues to carousel through space, spinning through continuums of apprehension and threat. Hope springs eternal, like soft grass, routinely trampled by marching hobnailed boots. Then it springs up somewhere else. It’s not springing up here. That’s the ass media version and then we get into maybe a little less ass media over here, where a name crops up and then we get some more over here. They don’t say that the Russian is one of those oligarchs and when you go to search on him you find a very surprising …nada.

Dec 03 09:36

Obama appeals order to publish Guantanamo force-feeding tapes

The Obama administration has today appealed against a federal judge’s ruling that videotapes showing force-feeding of a Guantanamo prisoner should be released.

Dec 03 09:34

Marijuana’s Long Term Effects On The Brain Finally Revealed!

With a drug war against marijuana still raging in more countries than not, the question of how long-term marijuana use effects the human brain is a pivotal question in its legalization. Although alcohol remains legal despite heaps of evidence to the dangers of long-term use, the fight to make marijuana available both with regard to its medical properties (especially in selectively killing cancer cells) and non-medical uses has frequently hinged on the various claims made about marijuana’s effects on the recreational user.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government rulings about alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana, are not based on what is good or bad for you (although that is the usual government cover-story) but what can be controlled and taxed versus what you might produce in your own home for your own use, from which neither corporations nor government can profit.

Dec 03 09:18

Egypt court sentences 188 Morsi supporters to death

An Egyptian court on Tuesday referred 188 defendants – most of whom are supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi – to the grand mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, to consider possible death sentences over their alleged involvement in the storming of a police station in Kerdasa town and killing 11 policemen, a judicial source said.

Dec 03 08:13

Predicting crimes BEFORE they happen: Berlin police adopt Minority Report-style software that seeks out criminal behaviour

When police officers in Minority Report predicted who would commit crimes, and stopped them before they happened, it was considered so futuristic the film was set in 2054. But, police in Berlin are considering adopting a similar software that predicts crimes and is named ‘Precobs’ – in a nod to the sci-fi film. Other forces, including police officers in two American states and London’s Metropolitan Police are also trialling predictive systems to catch would-be criminals. Developed by a German firm, the software program predicts when and where a crime is most likely to occur, based on different sets of data. It is being tested by police in the southern state of Bavaria.

Dec 02 22:30

Ass DA in Brown case Mislead the Jury

Dec 02 21:03

Chinese investors signing up to spend $500k on Pennsylvania Turnpike to get permanent residency in the United States

Chinese investors have begun signing up to spend $500,000 each to help pay for a long-awaited connection between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95. In exchange, the investors hope to get permanent residency in the United States for themselves and their families. Agents for the novel financing plan have been pitching the proposal in China since September, touting the project's financial stability and showcasing photos of Gov. Corbett and Turnpike Commission officials breaking ground for the construction in Bucks County.

Dec 02 15:46

VIDEO: How Germany Uses ‘Anti-Semitism’ To Stifle Criticism Of Israel

Dec 02 14:44

Germany's New Pre-Crime System Directly Modeled After "Minority Report"

Nicholas West
Activist Post

As if Germany doesn't have a sordid enough history of implementing an omnipresent secret police, apparently they are prepared to give it a modern-day upgrade via crime predicting software that is directly based on Minority Report.

The system is called Precobs, just a slight variant of the Precogs from formerly what was known as science fiction...

Dec 02 13:19

ObamaCare incentivizes hiring amnestied illegals to the tune of $3000 each

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about ObamaCare - aside from the fact that it’s an abject disaster in terms of meeting its stated goals - it’s that the unintended consequences of its passage just keep piling up. Sure, conservatives warned of the chaos that would stem from the Dems’ “signature legislation,” but even those of us who were sounding the alarm are amazed at how it keeps managing to fail in new, exciting, ways.

Today we’re learning that the law actually incentivizes corporations to hire the millions of illegals who are currently enjoying Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty order - instead of hiring actual, legal, U.S. citizens. In fact, under the ACA, companies who hire an amnestied illegal can dodge a $3,000 penalty that they would have had to pay if they’d hired a citizen.

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WTF?

Dec 02 12:07

video Two-phone standoff after cop stops man for 'walking with hands in pockets'

In Michigan, a police officer stops a man who apparently was doing nothing wrong. They both pull out their mobile phones and film each other.
We once thought that, in the future, we'd all be filming each other. That future is now.

Dec 02 11:37

Five complete lies about America’s new $18 trillion debt level

There’s so much misinformation and propaganda about this; let’s examine some of the biggest lies out there about the US debt:

1) “They can get it under control.”

What a massive lie. Politicians have been saying for decades that they’re going to cut spending and get the debt under control.

FACT: The last time the US debt actually decreased from one fiscal year to the next was back in 1957 during the EISENHOWER administration.

FACT: For the last several years, the US government has been spending roughly 90% of its ENTIRE tax revenue just to pay for mandatory entitlement programs and interest on the debt.

This leaves almost nothing for practically everything else we think of as government.

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But the Wall Street bankers are doing just fine!

Just two of Lloyd Blankfein's houses!



Dec 02 11:33

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Desperate for Money in Ferguson Crisis, Meanwhile Opens an office in Israel

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was desperately seeking funds to deal with the state of emergency in Ferguson last week, even writing to the legislature seeking a special session. But seldom reported is the fact that five months ago today, Nixon signed a bill allowing him to open an office in Israel! Nixon has not disclosed how much money Missouri spent on their Israeli accommodations. Regarding the Ferguson crisis, Nixon wanted to 'ensure that these brave men and women can be paid' to 'maintain public safety' through the use of 'roving and static patrols.' "Time is of the essence to ensure that we meet our shared commitment to our citizen-solidiers and law enforcement," Nixon pleaded. I suggest the all Ferguson protesters adopt a new catchy slogan: "MONEY FOR FERGUSON, NOT FOR ISRAEL!"

Dec 02 10:50

Cops Work for Corporate America as Oppressive Mercenaries for the 1% Says Retired Police Captain

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain, Ray Lewis, has a message for America. In a recent interview, Lewis makes it known that gone are the days of the police working for the people.

According to Lewis,

“It’s an oppressive organization now controlled by the one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.”

Lewis gained notoriety when he crossed the blue line and came out to demonstrate in full uniform at the Occupy Wall St. protests and was arrested along with hundreds of others.

Lewis has called out law enforcement on their overly aggressive tactics saying,

“You should, by law, only use force to protect someone’s life or to protect them from being bodily injured. If you’re not protecting somebody’s life or protecting them from bodily injury, there’s no need to use force.”

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While I understand completely what this man is saying, the situation in Ferguson, with the ruling which absolved the police officer of murder, has been made deliberately...murky, and appears to be very politically motivated.

I have noticed a number of people not actually from Ferguson, who are demonstrating, are getting celebrated by the media, and appear to hope to get national riots going in other flashpoint cities, like Detroit or Chicago, where many innocent minorities are literally afraid to go out, because they may be racially profiled, or have to contend with with police brutality.

The problems in Ferguson are, unfortunately, not unique to Ferguson, and are American problems, which can only be resolved by people coming together peacefully, and working things out between leaders in the general community, and leaders in the police department.

But, one has to think: cui bono?!? Who benefits from national riots which only the American military can put down, and with extreme prejudice?!?

I have a suggestion of who thinks he will benefit from such actions: Our "El Supremo Decider", Obama, who at that point, could suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and mandate martial law.

And, please, don't for a moment think he would not LOVE to silence his critics by doing this; there is an underground stream of viciousness and retribution in this man's soul which runs deep, and knows no bounds, except where the rule of law constrains him.

He cannot abide even the slightest of criticisms, and refuses all responsibility when he has been in horrific errors of judgement.

I mean, using an Executive Order to do an end run around Congress on immigration?!? Through that action, Obama has declared that his only emotion for the laws of this land are those of complete contempt.

Dec 02 10:29

In the six months since Thailand's military coup, the United States has exported tens of millions of dollars' worth of military equipment to the unelected government there

In the six months since Thailand's military coup, the United States has exported tens of millions of dollars' worth of military equipment to the unelected government there. This finding is based on a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data conducted by Truthout.

The records, which run through September, show that since the May 22, 2014, coup, the United States has delivered $11 million in parts for military aircraft, more than $1 million in parts for guided missiles and three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters worth more than $40 million.

The Thai military government, which calls itself the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has mandated widespread censorship on television, radio, in print and in social media. It has also outlawed criticism of the military authorities, as well as gatherings of more than five people.

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And just WHY would the US government support a military dictatorship in Thailand?!? For the same bloody reasons it supports such governments all over the world: stability (at the cost of democracy) and US profits.

Please remember the following, as reported in an article published by Mount Holyoke College:

"The Department of Labor indicates that 50% of garment factories in the U.S. violate two or more basic labor laws, establishing them as sweatshops. Sweatshops exist wherever there is an opportunity to exploit workers who lack the knowledge and resources to stand up for themselves. Typical sweatshop employees, ninety percent of whom are women, are young and uneducated. Many of them are recent or undocumented immigrants who are unaware of their legal rights. Young women throughout the world are subject to horrible working conditions and innumerable injustices because corporations, many of which are U.S.-owned, can get away with it."

And as reported at globalethicsnetwork.org last May:

One of the biggest hallmarks of sweatshop labor is that the workers are simply underpaid, especially considering the kinds of working conditions they endure. Minimum wage levels in countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, and China, are significantly lower than that of the United States. The federal minimum wage per hour in the United States is currently at 7.25 dollars, while it is 1.48 dollars in Thailand, 69 cents in the Philippines, and 67 cents in China. However, workers are frequently paid less than these estimates suggest—amounts barely enough to survive on even considering the lower cost of living in these regions.

And ladies, BEFORE you buy any kind of a garment from the after Christmas sales, please look at the tag, and note the country of origin.

Because if we can, finally, buy "fair trade organic coffee", where the people who nurture the plants to maturity and harvest, get some more money for their labor, we should be able to buy "fair trade garments", where the people who do the hardest labor get reasonably rewarded.

Dec 02 09:58

Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Over the past decade, the Middle East — the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of the three major monotheistic religions — has become a flashpoint for religious extremism and fascism. The general public has grown used to associating radicalism with Islam, even to such an extent that the general notion is that the Islamic faith is the expression of religious extremism par excellence.

Yet such assessments have generally failed to take into account an equally dangerous radical trend that has been unfolding in the region for decades — Zionism.

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I remember, as a kid, watching Khrushchev at the UN, banging his shoe on the table, and the translation of what he was saying was given as, "We will bury you!", which was construed by the "translator" as a threat against the US.

Of course, that was a complete mistranslation, and misrepresentation of what the man actually said. The real translation was "You will bury yourselves."

I think of those Jews, many of whom had escaped death during the Holocaust, who founded Israel.

And I have to wonder: is what Israel has become what they really wanted to see evolve?!?

A viciously apartheid, xenophobic culture, hating Muslim Arabs so intensely that many in government and Jewish faith communities have, sometimes very publicly, advocated their own, "Final Solution" to "The Arab Problem"?!?

There is a term in psychology called "enabling". It is when someone encourages someone else to do something that is bad and risky for that person, but -for their own reasons - continues to encourage this bad behaviour.

When one nation enables another nation's bad behaviour on the world stage, as the US does with Israel, the ultimate outcome cannot be good. And the US has done absolutely nothing to ameliorate the Israeli government's continuous onslaught against the Palestinians. Please note the following, from the Latimes.com, published on 24 July, 2014:

It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war. Hundreds of people were crammed into a United Nations-run elementary school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday when the converted shelter was hit by a series of explosions. At least 15 people were killed and more than 120 injured, according to local health officials. Survivors said they had packed their belongings and were gathered in the schoolyard awaiting evacuation when the shells hit. But the circumstances remained murky late in the day. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said it had asked the Israeli liaison office repeatedly for a window of time in which to evacuate the staff and displaced people who wanted to leave the school. “We got no answer,” said Adnan abu Hasna, a spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. Survivors said they were waiting to leave when the shells hit.

These actions, coupled with brisk annexations of territories in which Palestinians have lived for generations; the routine torture of prisoners, including children;the daily killing of Palestinians in peaceful protest all lead to one inevitable conclusion: that Israel, as a country, is hell-bent on a complete genocide of all Palestinians, and a complete reconquering of the land, to, at last, create "Eretz Israel", or "Greater Israel."

I would strongly caution both the Israeli government, and certain religious leaders to be very, very careful about what they wish for here.

A physical victory in this regard may well lead to a moral, and spiritual curse upon this nation so intense that it can never, ever be unbroken.

Dec 02 09:31

In the six months since Thailand's military coup, the United States has exported tens of millions of dollars' worth of military equipment to the unelected government there

In the six months since Thailand's military coup, the United States has exported tens of millions of dollars' worth of military equipment to the unelected government there. This finding is based on a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data conducted by Truthout. The records, which run through September, show that since the May 22, 2014, coup, the United States has delivered $11 million in parts for military aircraft, more than $1 million in parts for guided missiles and three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters worth more than $40 million.
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Dec 02 08:46

Zionism And ISIS: Opposing Forces Or Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Over the past decade, the Middle East — the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of the three major monotheistic religions — has become a flashpoint for religious extremism and fascism. The general public has grown used to associating radicalism with Islam, even to such an extent that the general notion is that the Islamic faith is the expression of religious extremism par excellence. Yet such assessments have generally failed to take into account an equally dangerous radical trend that has been unfolding in the region for decades — Zionism.

Dec 02 08:42

'Smart Guns' Could Bring Transparency To Police Shootings

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired. Bob Orr reports on the experimental technology that’s meant to protect police and provide detailed insight into officer involved shootings.

Dec 02 08:34

Defending Dollar Imperialism

“No matter what our Western counterparts tell us, we can see what’s going on. NATO is blatantly building up its forces in Eastern Europe, including the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea areas. Its operational and combat training activities are gaining in scale.” Russian President Vladimir Putin

If there was a way the United States could achieve its long-term strategic objectives and, at the same time, avoid a war with Russia, it would so. Unfortunately, that is not an option, which is why there’s going to be a clash between the two nuclear-armed adversaries sometime in the near future.

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Dec 02 07:55

US protesters demand the right to live

I think it is a hoot that this article is from China Dsily

Dec 02 07:52

Outgoing Brussels chief Herman van Rompuy to get almost £600,000 for doing NOTHING

The former president of Europe will get nearly £600,000 of taxpayers’ money for doing nothing, it was reported last night. Herman Van Rompuy, 67, is entitled to the money as a ‘transitional allowance’ over the next three years after finishing his term as European Council president yesterday – to help ‘ease’ him back into life outside Brussels.

Dec 02 06:20

Pollard Overseer Eitan: Israeli Leaders Knew He Was Spy Within U.S.

The former director of the allegedly rogue clandestine organization that controlled Jonathan Pollard’s activities confirmed for the first time on Sunday that the then-Israeli prime minister and defense minister had full knowledge that Israel was maintaining a spy within the United States armed forces.

Dec 02 06:09

Israeli Watchdog NGO Monitor ‘Censored’ by AP and Other Major Outlets

A leading analyst of the NGO sector, Professor Gerald Steinberg, has told The Algemeiner. Steinberg was commenting after the remarkable revelation in an Atlantic Magazine article by Matti Friedman, who worked as an AP reporter in Israel between 2006-11, that he and his colleagues were forbidden by the AP management from quoting either Steinberg or his organization, the watchdog NGO Monitor.

Dec 02 06:05

Anti-Defamation League creates blacklist of groups that link Ferguson to Palestine

File this under “You can’t make this up.” Abe Foxman, whose $688,000 annual salary makes him one of the most over-paid pro-Israel lobbyists in the country, recently embarrassed himself (again) by actually releasing a press statement lecturing NFL star Reggie Bush on his Twitter feed— Bush had dared compared Ferguson and Gaza.

Dec 02 05:18

Mocking Black Friday Shoppers Isn’t Just Classist — It Plays Into Retailers’ Hands

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“Black Friday” takes those deceptive retail tactics that companies practice during sales all across the calendar and combines them with other forms of manipulation to squeeze dollars out of the desperate. Stores design the physical layout of goods carefully to capitalize on shopper psychology and steer adrenaline-pumped people into bad purchases.
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Dec 01 18:00

Music Publishers, With Help From Rightscorp, Test Legal Theory That DMCA Requires Kicking Repeat Infringers Off The Internet

If the publishers' theory is vindicated by the courts, it would mean that -- contrary to all the previous promises that ISPs wouldn't kick people accused of infringing offline -- the US technically might require the loss of internet service for repeat infringers. Such a policy would clearly go against stated aims of the government in encouraging internet access, but it's not impossible. I would imagine that if such a result came about, the resulting protests from internet users would be even more vocal than what happened to prevent SOPA. Kicking people entirely off their internet connection for copyright infringement has always been a non-starter in the US. Kicking that hornet's nest seems like a risky move for these publishers.

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