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Mar 07 10:30

A candidate's suicide and a plea for cleaner politics

We end the week with a funeral eulogy for a candidate who killed himself. (*[<?]@*! !)

Mar 07 10:07

Scott Walker’s Secret Weapon

Wisconsin’s governor wouldn’t be a conservative superstar without his state’s Legislature.

MADISON, Wisconsin—Scott Walker loves the haters. In recent years as Wisconsin has moved further to the right, the mild-mannered preacher’s son has become in the eyes of his opponents an icon of all that is evil—and he seems to relish it. On the stump, the governor is fond of talking up the fact that he’s “the No. 1 target in America of the labor unions and many others on the left,” and the hecklers that seem willing to follow him to the ends of the Earth give him a chance to flex his conservative muscles. They feed the perception that in Wisconsin, it was Walker against the world, and Walker won.

Next week Gov. Walker is expected to sign right-to-work legislation that will burnish his reputation as a bold fighter who stood against the hordes and remains unvanquished.

(*We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, ... )

Mar 07 09:37

Rick Perry Staffs Up as Allies Launch Super PAC

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Allies of former Gov. Rick Perry have launched a super PAC that can raise unlimited amounts of money to boost the likely 2016 candidate, one of several signs that his presidential apparatus is kicking into high gear.

Mar 07 09:05

Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines owes $170K in unpaid taxes

The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.

Mar 07 08:26

"Zionist Bankster Nukes Hold World Hostage"

chris dorsey demonstrates how Zionists created/control the nuclear arms industry through finance, espionage, and propaganda. The Bank For International Settlements is exposed as the monetary source for all national nuclear powers which is operated by the wealthiest among the clannish Eastern European ethnic group known as the Ashkenazi.

Mar 07 08:18

Two days into Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense already facing challenges

Before testimony began on Thursday, Tsarnaev’s lawyers complained to Judge George O’Toole that survivors’ testimony from Wednesday was too gruesome and should be limited. Defense attorney David Bruck argued that under federal death penalty law, victim-impact testimony is supposed to be presented during the sentencing phase of the trial.

Prosecutors countered that the survivors were not giving victim-impact testimony, instead merely describing what they saw on the day. Judge O’Toole ultimately agreed with prosecutors and refused to limit survivors’ testimony.

(*Release The Kangaroos !)

Mar 07 08:10

As Boston Marathon Bomber Admits Guilt, FBI Sued for Killing Friend of Tsarnaevs in Florida

On the trial’s first day, defense attorneys acknowledged their client’s role in the bombings, but said he was heavily influenced by his older brother. The trial comes as the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida has announced it will sue the FBI for $30 million on behalf of the family of an unarmed Chechen man killed during questioning over his ties to the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI says an agent shot Ibragim Todashev in self-defense after Todashev attacked him, but his parents have accused the FBI of killing their son "in cold blood."

Mar 07 07:45

US mom faces prison sentence for blocking son’s circumcision

A mother who has taken flight with her son to prevent his circumcision could face a prison sentence if she fails have the boy undergo the procedure, a judge ruled, in a case that has become a rallying cry for ‘intactivists.’

The case, which began as a domestic dispute between Heather Hironimus and her husband, Dennis Nebus, over whether or not to circumcise their four-year-old son, has caught the attention of circumcision opponents, who call themselves ‘intactivists,’ as the courts have intervened in the matter.

Mar 07 07:38

Veteran US journalist slams Israeli propaganda

Veteran US journalist and former CNN anchor Jim Clancy has spoken out against the Israeli media less than two months after stepping down from the news network following his anti-Israeli tweets.

Clancy told Lebanese journalists in Beirut on Friday that the Israeli media is particularly well-funded and is acting in an organized manner in their propaganda campaign, according to The Daily Star.

Mar 07 07:08

JINSA MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Generals to Release Task Force Report on 2014 Conflict in Gaza

In the fall of 2014, JINSA commissioned a high-level delegation of retired U.S. Generals to visit Israel and conduct a balanced, independent assessment of the conduct of the Israeli military and Hamas during the summer 2014 conflict in Gaza. The delegation's landmark report will provide an expert account of conduct during the conflict and offer lessons learned for future U.S. operations against hybrid, non-state forces in urban environments.

Mar 07 06:51

Beware of Savior Merkel

A few days ago, The International New York Times published an interesting op-ed by German journalist Jochen Bittner, who is a political editor at the staunch pro-American newspaper Die Zeit and a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times.

If you read Bittner’s article, you will understand why other journalists are wondering which drugs the guys at Die Zeit are taking.

Bittner is worried that “our enlightened societies” suffer from an “autoimmune disease.” This is evident from the reluctance to support a war against Russia, the widespread opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the election of an “anti-globalization” government in Greece.

Thus, the German journalist comes to the conclusion that the West urgently needs “a dose of the Kennedy spirit.” And according to Bittner, there is only one Western leader left who has what it takes to save us:

Mar 07 06:50

Germany spy agency's new, unfinished HQ left partially flooded after thieves steal water faucets from building

It's been dubbed Germany's Watergate. The nation's spy agency has been hit by an embarrassing leak — after thieves broke into its under-construction HQ and stole water faucets.

The BND intelligence service's brand new building in Berlin was left partially flooded after the raid, reports the BBC. The clean-up operation is expected to cost millions of dollars.

Mar 07 06:49

Assets of Two Russian Banks Frozen in US

The Wall Street Journal reported that banks controlled by three billionaire friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin had seen about $640 million of assets frozen in the US

Mar 07 06:29

'Excessive and Unprecedented': Canada's Privacy Commissioner Sounds Alarm on Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Legislation

'In a country governed by the rule of law, it should not be left for national security and other government agencies to determine the limits of their own powers.'—Commissioner Daniel Therrien

Mar 07 06:22

Ohio State to require proof of vaccinations for incoming students

New Ohio State University students will have to prove that they’ve had shots to protect against a list of vaccine-preventable illnesses.

The vaccine requirement, which starts in August, comes almost a year after a mumps outbreak on and near campus sickened almost 500 people. A later measles outbreak north of central Ohio amplified discussions about boosting immunization rates throughout the state, including at universities and colleges.

Mar 07 05:02

Wireless Charging: A Surprising New Way To Track You

We don’t normally think of charging our phones as a two-way street.

Plug in your device and you get energy, end of story. The most you’ll pay is a few more dimes on your electricity bill, and that’s if you’re at home.

But in a public space like an airport or cafe where free, wireless charging stations are now being set up by Powermat , the price will be a little bit of your data.

Mar 07 04:23

New Mexico students walk out in protest of Common Core standards

Opponents say the exams distract from real learning, put added stress on students and staff members, and waste resources, especially in poor districts.

Parents and students in Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York have already opted out of the exams. Others are lobbying lawmakers and education officials for change.

In Florida last week, Gov. Rick Scott suspended spring testing for 11th graders.

In New Mexico, a few hundred students at Albuquerque High School joined the walkout despite warnings from administrators that they could face discipline. About 100 other students at nearby Highland High School also left class as testing began.

(*That was earlier this week)

Mar 06 21:34

Over 20 Trans Pacific Partnership protests in action

Protests are expected in more than 20 towns and cities today against a proposed trans-Pacific trade and investment treaty.

Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) said the treaty, planned for 12 countries including the USA, Japan, Singapore and Australia, was shrouded in secrecy and was a "corporate power grab."

Supporters of the TPPA, including New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the deal would deepen economic ties and open up trade, boost investment flows, and promote closer economic and regulatory co-operation.

Protesters planned to gather in up to 23 centres, including all New Zealand's largest cities. Demonstrations in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton were scheduled to start at 1pm and others were already underway.

Mar 06 18:06

Must See: “The America You Believe You Live In… Is Not A Reality”

The State has become a complete burden on the people and is a vicious master that seems to get away with anything it wants. Some Americans are now being forced to even pay the debts of their dead parents.

Mar 06 16:55

Boycott, Divest, and Sanction #BDS UNDER ATTACK.

RUNNING SCARED!

MSNBC+NY TIMES EQUATING BDS WITH ANTI-SEMITISM

Mar 06 16:21

Greece Proposes To Become A Tax-Collecting Police State: Will "Wire" Tourists And Unleash Them As "Tax Inspectors"

"We propose the following: that large numbers of non-professional inspectors are hired on a strictly short-term, casual basis (no longer than two months, and without any prospect of being rehired) to pose, after some basic The very 'news' that thousands of casual "onlookers" are everywhere, bearing audio and video recording equipment on behalf of the tax authorities, has the capacity to shift attitudes very quickly, spreading a sense of justice across society and engendering a new tax compliance culture - especially if combined with the appropriate communication of the simple message that the time has come for everyone to share the burden of public services and goods."

- Yanis Varoufakis

Mar 06 16:20

Western Medicine Under Fire: The Death of Informed Consent

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

A monumental ethical issue is hovering over the entire medical establishment in the United States that threatens its integrity and trust. The human element is being removed from the equation, replaced by computers to give us our options, and legislation to remove our choice. Somewhere in the shuffle, the individual’s informed consent was broken down, lost in the paperwork, and made irrelevant...

Mar 06 14:40

Cleveland Says Tamir Rice's Death His Own Fault

March 05, 2015 - The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police, say they are in disbelief at the city's defense.

Mar 06 14:33

Snowden asks political asylum in Switzerland

The former CIA agent and NSA leaker made a public appela for assylum in Switzerland saying that sees this country as a great political option because it has a history of neutrality

Mar 06 14:26

Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years. The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

Mar 06 10:24

Don Young Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) suggested Thursday that the solution to homelessness is wolves.

Young made the comment during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing during an exchange with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. He was arguing that gray wolves should be taken off the endangered species list, criticizing the National Park Service and his congressional colleagues who seek to protect the animals.

“How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one," Young said, calling the gray wolf "a predator."

“We've got 79 congressmen sending you a letter, they haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district,” Young added. “I’d like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Has this man gone absolutely barking mad, to have made that statement in a congressional hearing?!?

IF he ever says that he was quoted out of context, and proclaims that this was "only a joke" about homelessness, it is a pretty sick one.

Mar 06 10:11

No Such Thing as Free Speech with “Holocaust Denial”

Sylvia Stolz is an outspoken, 51-year-old lawyer in Germany. At the end of February 2015, she was condemned by Judge Martin Rieder of the Munich State Court to 20 months in prison for alleged denial of the so-called Jewish holocaust during World War II, and for “inciting racial hatred.” But there is just one problem with Stolz’s “guilt”: she never denied anything.

Judge Rieder, however, in true clairvoyant fashion, claimed to find the criminal act in what he said was the “meaning and purpose” of a talk Stolz gave in 2012 at a public conference in Switzerland, albeit the “denial” was “not at all so openly addressed.” Instead of judging words and actions, he presumed to judge an unspoken intent—the ultimate in thought-crime prosecution.

Mar 06 08:52

Cop Pulls Shotgun and Taunts Protesters: ‘Are You Scared? Are You Scared?

Recently, the NYPD pledged to stop policing protests with machine guns. But the Port Authority has decided that tactical shotguns are still a must to keep peaceful demonstrators in line. Not only that, but Friday night, as protesters converged on Penn Station, armed only with banners and pictures as they recited the names of people who have been killed at the hands of the NYPD, one cop decided to pull a shotgun on them.

The protesters were non-violent throughout the demonstration, but the officer taunted them, saying “are you scared? Are you scared?” as he brandished the tactical shotgun, trying to intimidate them.

As the group of protesters spanned lanes of incoming traffic several Port Authority police had approached them, according to activist Patrick Waldo. He recounts “the officer with the gun was one of the first that I noticed. He actually had [finger]-on-the trigger, shotgun up in the air. We were all like, whoa whoa whoa, take it easy!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to New Yorkers: if you can leave this city, do so now.

Your city's police, even if you are doing absolutely nothing wrong, already hate your guts. You, your kids, and those you love are all "potential criminals", in a country where laws have moved from strict adherence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights right down into the legal gutter of "Code Napoleon" law, where all suspects are believed guilty until proven innocent.

IF this is how NYPD interprets the phrase "to protect and serve", every single New Yorker, even grandmothers knitting in their own homes, are utterly without any protection whatsoever,and potentially in a world of hurt, no matter how innocently and quietly they live their lives.

The right to peaceful assembly and protest no longer exists in this country, even though it is guaranteed by law.

Mar 06 08:44

VIDEO: "No, Obama, Russia’s economy isn’t in tatters"...

RT

Rodney Shakespeare: "The Western Agenda will FAIL"

Mar 06 08:42

Common Core rebellion: Thousands of HS students walk out over test

Two New Mexico high school students who organized what became thousands of kids to walk out of class this week appeared on national TV Thursday to explain why they did it — and describe the ugly reality that is Common Core.

Students across the country are required to take an annual Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC test, which is aligned with Common Core standards. For students in New Mexico, scoring on PARCC exams determine 50 percent of their grade.

The tests “don’t encompass the learning styles of many different other students and that kind of leaves people out,” Guiney added.

He predicted that if all schools switch to the Common Core teaching style the PARCC tests are geared to, “some students are going to stop going to school.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The tests are not about education, and critical thinking; they are about indoctrination, and having a work force incapable of thinking for itself, which is the agenda nearest and dearest to the heart of the US Federal Government and Department of Education.

I know a number of small independent schools here in Hawaii who are not teaching Common Core standards, and it is their kids who have the best chances at being accepted at the college of their choice, finishing well, and doing well in life.

Mar 06 08:42

INTERVIEW: - Industrialized nations become third world | Jim Willie

Central Banks Buying 100% of Sovereign Debt

Mar 06 08:40

Zionism is Doomed ~ Ken O’Keefe

An awesome talk by Ex US Marine Ken O'Keefe, exposing the Zionist Movement's Infiltration

Mar 06 08:36

[BANNED VIDEO] Police Gone Wild: Domestic Terrorist Edition [2014 Full Documentary]

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People arrested for selling lemonade and blowing bubbles. Wrong houses raided, pets killed, in one case they did a SWAT raid looking for some stolen live fish! The documentary is long but worth watching, saving a local copy of, and sending all over your social media right now.

Mar 06 08:34

Parents who let kids walk home alone found responsible for 'unsubstantiated' neglect

The Maryland parents under investigation over letting their children walk home by themselves have been found "responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by local child protective services.

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv said they received a letter last weekend notifying them of the Feb. 20 decision in a case that has garnered national debate over parenting styles and philosophy. They plan to appeal the finding but said they first consulted with an attorney before commenting publicly Monday.

Officials began investigating Meitiv and her husband after someone called police last Dec. 20 to report that their children — Rafi, 10, and Dvora, 6 — were walking home from a playground about a mile away from their house in Silver Spring, a Maryland suburb outside Washington, D.C.

Police had also received an anonymous call about the kids two months earlier, on Oct. 27, after the kids were playing at a closer park, just blocks away from their home. That case was later dropped by CPS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that Maryland's CPS is at war with the families of that state, just as the CPS departments are at war with families nation-wide.

And can someone please tell me how the sam hill the state can charge the parents with "unsubstantiated child neglect"?!? The word "unsubstantiated means that there is no tangible proof of child neglect.

These people appear to be good parents; they just need to be at their jobs during the day, as millions of other American parents need to be. Does that make all these parents bad parents, particularly if they have done the "due diligence" to insure that when they settle into a neighborhood, if they have, or are planning to have kids, that the neighborhood is safe?!?

I think not.

And what, pray tell, is the Maryland CPS doing about police brutality against inner city kids who deal with violence perpetrated by school cops?!? As reported this January by wbaltv.com:

he 11 News I-Team has obtained video of a violent scuffle between a school police officer and three middle school girls, and it brings into question whether the officer's use of force was justified. Tashona Neals' daughter, Diamond, after a fight inside Vanguard Middle School in October. The girls had to be taken to a hospital, and their children were sent to alternative schools. A gash in a forehead and blood on a shirt is not what any parent expects to happen to a child, especially at school. "She had six stitches. No, I'm sorry -- 10. Four on the inside and six on the outside," said Tashona Neals, the mother of 13-year-old Diamond. The girl's injuries came at the end of October inside Vanguard Collegiate Middle School in northeast Baltimore. What happened that day was captured on the school system's surveillance cameras. The altercation started when Diamond's cousin, Starr, had an encounter with the school police officer, who could be seen on the video looking up a stairway. "Starr said they was changing classes," said Vanessa Ward, Starr's grandmother. "The officer was hollering at her and said, 'Little girl, get down here.' And so Starr said, 'My name is not little girl, it's Starr.' Starr came on down the steps, and Starr said that's when the officer grabbed her." The video shows the officer push Starr against a wall. Starr's sister, who was also a student at the school, said she heard there was a fight.

So what the hell is the Maryland CPS doing to protect kids like this from the real probability of physical abuse they face from school police, who very obviously have had zero training in walking and talking back confrontational behaviour?!? One big, fat, hairy NOTHING.

For Maryland's CPS's perspective the Meitiv family was a "safe" target to attempt to label as neglectful, as a means of scaring other families in the situation where no family member was available to walk or drive their kids to, and from school.

But for a kid like Diamond Neals, who desperately needed to feel safe and protected at her school, Maryland's CPS doesn't give a rat's anus. Otherwise, there would be intensive training to school police about avoiding confrontation, which sure as hell hasn't happened.

Mar 06 08:33

How Thatcher’s Government Covered Up a VIP Pedophile Ring

A newspaper editor was handed startling evidence that Britain’s top law enforcement official knew there was a VIP pedophile network in Westminster, at the heart of the British government. What happened next in the summer of 1984 helps to explain how shocking allegations of rape and murder against some of the country’s most powerful men went unchecked for decades.

Less than 24 hours after starting to inquire about the dossier presented to him by a senior Labour Party politician, the editor was confronted in his office by a furious member of parliament who threatened him and demanded the documents. “He was frothing at the mouth and really shouting and spitting in my face,” Don Hale told The Daily Beast. “He was straight at me like a raging lion; he was ready to knock me through the wall.”

Mar 06 08:30

BBC News: Gilad Atzmon gig cancellation criticised

A venue that cancelled a gig by controversial jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon has been criticised for giving in to bullying.

Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music denied scrapping the concert by the Israeli-born star was "political", and said it was for safety reasons.

A petition by the North West Friends of Israel called for the gig to be pulled, claiming Atzmon is anti-Semitic.

Mar 06 08:22

Did The BLS Once Again Forget To Count The Tens Of Thousands Of Energy Job Losses?

A month ago we asked if the "BLS Forget To Count Thousands Of Energy Job Losses" when as we showed, the BLS reported that only 1,900 jobs were lost in the entire oil and gas extraction space, which was a vast underestimation of what is taking place in reality, when compared to not only corporate layoff announcements, but what Challenger had reported was going on in the shale patch, when it calculated that some 21,300 jobs were lost in January in just the energy sector.

Today we ask again: did the BLS once more forget to add the now tens of thousands of jobs lost in the US energy sector? We ask because the divergence is getting, frankly, ridiculous.

Mar 06 08:19

CPS CHARGES PARENTS WITH ‘NEGLECT’ FOR ALLOWING KIDS TO WALK HOME FROM PLAYGROUND

The Maryland parents under investigation over letting their children walk home by themselves have been found "responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect" by local child protective services. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv said they received a letter last weekend notifying them of the Feb. 20 decision in a case that has garnered national debate over parenting styles and philosophy. They plan to appeal the finding but said they first consulted with an attorney before commenting publicly Monday.

Mar 06 08:14

Nuland Lied to Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland represents the worst of America’s dark side. Her rap sheet reads like convicted Nazis hanged for high crimes against peace.

Mar 06 08:07

Tsarnaev attorney: 'It was him'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorney made one thing clear during her opening statement in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: He did it.

"It was him," defense attorney Judy Clarke told jurors.

Tsarnaev carried one of the pressure cooker bombs on April 15, 2013, and placed it near the finish line, she said. He was there when a police officer was killed. He was involved in a shootout with police.

(*I imagine at that point , Dzhokhar realized it was too late to ask for a refund of his Lawyer Retainer Fee . )

Mar 06 07:47

Students accused of rape have too many rights, say some at campus rape panel

A “Confronting Campus Rape” discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Monday night delved into the rights of the accused versus the rights of the accuser, a panel discussion during which participants suggested campus rape victims are largely mistreated and dismissed.

Some in the audience even suggested that the accused should not be innocent until proven guilty, and the emotionally charged talk included suggestions by UW-Madison professor Anne McClintock that “men on campus … are at greater risk of being assaulted on campus than they are of being falsely accused of a rape” and that “this university does expel students for plagiarism, but not for rape.”

A UW-Madison student on the panel who described herself as a rape survivor said she had, however, successfully gotten the first male student ever expelled from UW-Madison for rape.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US tried this back in the 1990s, creating a non-existent rape crisis and hysteria, to turn women and men against each other in the usual divide and conquer tactics used to prevent the American people from uniting against the real threat to them; the US Government itself and the predations of the Federal reserve. During the 1990s, militant feminism made rape the second most falsely reported crime in America, according to the FBI's Supplemental Crime Statistics.

Mar 06 07:40

Homeland Security Bill Includes $13M in 'Jewish Earmarks'

Orthodox and Federations Applaud Measure

Mar 06 07:28

This state thinks teaching US history is dangerous

Not enough American exceptionalism

Mar 06 07:25

Two Prominent Judges Take Bizarre Action in Occupy Wall Street Case

Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Manhattan, have overturned their own decision that they handed down just six months ago

Mar 06 07:23

U.S. slips again in press freedom ranking

with blame on Obama administration

Mar 06 07:19

Buffalo police to seize guns from families after owners die

a program cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death record

Mar 06 07:07

google search; Marathon Trial

(*Find a story that presents "evidence" against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , or anybody else . These witnesses are recalling tragic memories , but absolutely NOTHING that could be considered EVIDENCE , over in The Honerable Captain Kangaroo's Court Room .)

Mar 06 06:40

Who Killed Boris Nemtsov…and Eight Other People Opposed to Vladimir Putin?

The murder of Boris Nemtsov has polarized Russia. Those who support Putin insinuate that the murder was carried out to implicate Putin, to tarnish his image in some way. Those who don’t support him quite simply seem to think that even though he certainly didn’t pull the trigger, he sanctioned the killing.

Around the world, the lines are a little more blurred. Those two camps still exist, but others are emerging, such as the CIA being responsible in the hope of causing internal strife within Russia.

Mar 06 06:38

While Obama Guts The U.S. Military, Russia Prepares For War

The Russian military and the U.S. military are going in two very different directions. Military spending in Russia is increasing by a whopping 33 percent this year alone, and the Russians are feverishly preparing as if a major war with the United States is inevitable. But despite the fact that the conflict in Ukraine has raised tensions with Russia to Cold War levels, the Obama administration is still acting as if we were living in a “post-Cold War” era. Even while the Russians are arming themselves to the teeth, the U.S. military is being gutted. In fact, the U.S. Army is in the process of being cut down to the smallest size that we have seen since the end of World War II, and the U.S. Navy is already the smallest that it has been since World War I. There is very little political debate about this gutting of our military at the moment, but someday we may look back and bitterly regret not being more prepared.

Mar 06 06:26

ISIS militants 'bulldozed' ancient archaeological site, Iraqi ministry says

(*POP QUIZ: Which country in the region uses BULLDOZERS to destroy property , mosques , infrastructure ,etc. in Palestine ?)

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Another propaganda stunt. ISIS is a fake enemy made by the US, like Al Qaefda was. Otherwise, why would ISIS, already short of applies and manpower, waste resources on such an action, unless their real goal is to anger people enough to support wars in every nation where the US claims ISIS is without stopping to remember all the other lies and hoaxes the US has used to start wars in the past?

Mar 05 21:10

Government "Clarifies" Its Stance on National security letters Gag Orders

The government should not be telling everyone that reforms are in place "now," when the truth is something different.

Mar 05 21:08

Buffalo police to seize guns from families after owners die

a program cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death record

Mar 05 21:00

FBI’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn’t Exist

What do former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an appeals court justice, several potential members of the Boston Marathon bombing jury and thousands of regular Americans have in common?

They all believe that they’ve seen a video of accused bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropping a deadly backpack behind victims at the marathon on April 15, 2013—a video his defense said “does NOT actually exist.”

In a pre-trial hearing yesterday, Tsarnaev defense attorney David Bruck argued that the April 18, 2013, press conference in which former Boston FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers identified the brothers should be excluded from evidence. That, he argued, is because the FBI agent described the video footage that doesn’t really exist, which subsequently was used to convict Tsarnaev in the media.

Mar 05 20:25

Ignore the Drumbeat of Doom, the NSA’s Call Records Program Didn’t Stop a Single Terrorist Attack

Do you hear that? It's starting.

The predictable drumbeat of dire warnings about what will happen if portions of the Patriot Act – the post-9/11 law being used to conduct controversial NSA dragnet surveillance – are allowed to expire on June 1 has already begun.

Mar 05 17:44

What Do These Two Charts Have In Common?

Then comes the next and final stage of the cycle, where the US realizes that it’s tipping back into recession, with all the unacceptable things that that implies for the equity bubble, tax revenues and campaign contributions, and shifts gears from tightening to open-the-floodgates loose, hoping to push the dollar back down against the euro, yen and yuan

Mar 05 17:07

U.S. slips again in press freedom ranking

with blame on Obama administration

Mar 05 17:04

Buffalo police to seize guns from families after owners die

a program cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death record

Mar 05 17:00

The Stupidest Things Blamed on “Climate Change”

From salmonella poisoning, prostitution and even suicides, just about everything in society is blamed on “global warming”.

Mar 05 16:38

Government "Clarifies" Its Stance on National security letters Gag Orders

The government should not be telling everyone that reforms are in place "now," when the truth is something different.

Mar 05 16:36

Clinton private email violated 'clear-cut' State Dept. rules

The policy, detailed in a manual for agency employees, adds clarity to an issue at the center of a growing controversy

Mar 05 16:29

The last thing the Grand Canyon needs is a super mall!

Property developers want to build a super-mall smack dab in the middle of one of America's most breath-taking world heritage sites, the Grand Canyon. The mall would include an IMAX, shops, hotels and fast food cafes. The National Park Service has called the plans 'a travesty'.

The ludicrous project is being proposed by property developers Confluence Partners as a way to make more money from the millions of people who want to see one of nature's greatest marvels.

We cannot let big business get away with monetizing our national parks! The company is already facing huge outrage over the plan from many sides. If thousands of SumOfUs members speak out about this monstrosity, it will be forced to back down.

Tell Confluence Partners to keep its hands off the Grand Canyon!

Mar 05 16:14

Bankers Love Socialism -- Professor Antony Sutton -

A classic lecture by Professor Antony Sutton, who taught economics at California State University

Mar 05 16:03

FLASHBACK 1972: Cronkite Warned of 'New Ice Age'...

On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”

Mar 05 15:45

Federal appeals court:It's OK if police officers sleep with victims during investigations.

Federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Glendale on Thursday by a man who said he was wrongly prosecuted because his estranged wife was having an affair with a police officer on the case. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals condemned the police officer’s conduct but said the arrest and prosecution were warranted by the evidence.

Mar 05 15:43

Obama Amnesty To Grant $1.7 Billion In Taxpayer Cash To Illegals

President Barack Obama’s November amnesty will give $1.7 billion in taxpayers’ cash to illegal immigrants, according to a congressional study.

Mar 05 15:15

‘THE DAILY FRAUD’

JPMorgan to pay $50 million over improper mortgage practices

Barclays Takes $1.2 Billion Charge in Currency-Rigging Probe

Barclays gives information to U.S. precious metals probe

BOE Chief Dealer Fired After 20 Internal-Policy Violations

Mar 05 15:06

Bank of England investigated for fraud

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating

Mar 05 15:01

Obama calls ILLEGALS ‘Americans-in-waiting’ while Threatening ICE Agents

President Obama warned workers at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: implement executive amnesty, or else. He made the comments in a town hall event on immigration on MSNBC.

Mar 05 14:57

Emails Between Former Police Chief, Taser International Exposed

Free trips around the country taken by a former police chief and paid for by a city vendor. A relationship between Fort Worth’s former police chief and the company it bought body cameras from, Taser International, is now under scrutiny.

Mar 05 14:51

No, the Secretary of State Does Not Get to Privatize Their Email, Not Even Hillary Clinton

The email in question was created by a Constitutional officer, the Secretary of State; it was not created by the private person, Hillary Clinton. Therefore, the email is public property, and Clinton doesn’t get it to treat it like private property. The end. It really is that simple.

Mar 05 14:46

TIME Poll: Drudge, Food Babe Far More Influential Than Obama

Alternative media pioneer Matt Drudge and health activist Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, are far more influential than President Obama, according to Time.com poll respondents.

Mar 05 14:45

Grant Bayldon: Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

There's a little-known paragraph in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that reads, "No one shall be subject to arbitrary interference with his privacy."

It sits within the declaration - which all states must agree to uphold to join the United Nations - surrounded by other much better known and loved rights like: innocent until proven guilty, freedom of speech, and bans on slavery.

Which may seem surprising, because the declaration was drawn up in the aftermath of World War II, in which those other rights had been trampled almost to extinction.

Until you consider that at the time, the ability to breach privacy on a mass scale by having neighbours informing on neighbours was the exclusive domain of totalitarian governments.

Mar 05 14:43

David Fisher David Fisher is a senior reporter for the NZ Herald. Snowden revelations / Ex-spy chief Bruce Ferguson: It's 'mission impossible' to eliminate Kiwi data

A complaint has been lodged with the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security claiming the GCSB has broken the law by spying on Kiwis holidaying, living and working in the Pacific.

It is a direct challenge to the Prime Minister's assertion the Government Communications Security Bureau acts legally.

The Green Party complaint was lodged after documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden showed there was "full take" collection of satellite communications in the Pacific by the GCSB.

This morning, former director of the GCSB Sir Bruce Ferguson told Radio New Zealand that mass surveillance was being undertaken in the Pacific, and it was "mission impossible" to eliminate New Zealanders' data from the collection.

"It's the whole method of surveillance these days - it's mass collection. To actually individualise that is mission impossible," he said.

Mar 05 14:25

Md. ‘Free Range’ Parents Fighting Child Neglect Charges

“I don’t mind discussing parenting… with other parents, but to have the government actually step in and tell you how you’re supposed to parent is an outrage”

Mar 05 14:20

Hillary Clinton won’t take questions at event honoring journalism

Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at an event honoring excellence in journalism. -- Organizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public Integrity the event would be open to reporters. However, the keynote speaker, Clinton, does not plan to take their inquiries.

Mar 05 14:02

ANP Reader Emails Warn Of Alternative News Website 'Crackdown'

As Internet Kill Switch Becomes Battle To Control All Future Information

Mar 05 13:40

QE Inventor: It’s EASY to Create a Full-Blown Recovery, But Central Banks Chose to Make Banksters Rich Instead of Helping Main Street

Richard Werner (economics professor at University of Southampton) is the inventor of quantitative easing (QE).

Werner previously said that QE has failed to help the economy. (Former long-time Fed chair Alan Greenspan agrees. Numerous academic studies confirm this. And see this.)

But Werner is now taking off the gloves …

Mar 05 13:37

Rahm Emanuel, the Face of Democratic Fascism, Deserves to Lose

How hard can it be to condemn police torture in Chicago? The charges are many and easy to document and have a long history of turning out to be true. Last November, the United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a report on U.S. compliance with torture law that singled out Chicago police violence against young black and Latino people as well as “excessive use of force” generally used by Chicago police.

Mar 05 12:56

Obama Helps FCC Pass Net Neutrality… Find Out What that Could Do to Freedom on the Internet

Two of the biggest problems are the amounts you pay for the Internet will likely increase (as if they aren’t already high enough) and the Internet speeds you presently experience will likely slow down.

What else would you expect?

Anytime the government gets in the way the quality of services and good seems to disappear.

While privacy advocates say Net Neutrality is good for freedom of speech you might ask yourself how that’s even possible?

Under Obama the NSA has picked up an incredible amount of personal information about private citizens, so privacy has already been done away with. If the government is in control of the Internet, that means they might be able to control who’s allowed to own a website, what websites you’re allowed to go to, and it might even open up the door to possible censorship of dissenting opinion.

That’s not exactly in the best interest of freedom and liberty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everybody can see it.

Mar 05 12:01

Sick Kids suspends Motherisk's hair drug testing

The Ministry of the Attorney General launched a review of five years’ worth of hair drug tests performed by the Motherisk program in the wake of a Star investigation that raised questions about the reliability of hair test results, which have been routinely accepted in Ontario courts as evidence of parental substance abuse.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins referred questions about the decision to shutter the hair-testing program back to the hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, children were taken away from their parents based on what in hindsight may have been botched laboratory tests?

Mar 05 10:18

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew

Mar 05 10:10

Disney vacation turns to nightmare for Mississauga family

A customs supervisor later told the family they were being denied entry to the U.S. and asked them to sign papers to declare they were withdrawing their applications for admission, he said. Al-Rawi refused and asked for a reason.

“He said, ‘You are not going to your trip because we have doubts if you are going to return to Canada after the trip,’” said Al-Rawi, who spent more than five years working to earn an Ontario medical licence and restart his stalled practice in Canada.

United States Customs and Border Protection refused to comment on the Al-Rawi incident, but said travellers are responsible for proving their innocence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has gone back to Code Napoleonic justice, where the government can declare you guilty without proof, and demand you prove a negative. This from the exact same United States Customs and Border Protection that has turned a blind eye to millions of illegal immigrants pouring into this nation with no intention of ever returning home.

And let us be honest, if Dr. Firas Al-Rawi wanted to stay in the United States, how is that a bad thing given his expertise as an emergency room doctor; certainly far more desirable a citizen than the uneducated, unskilled, and occasionally infectious illegals Obama just amnestied?

Mar 05 10:04

Harper senators hold McCarthyesque hearings: Siddiqui

Tory senators have been using their platform to recycle the anti-Muslim rhetoric of extreme right-wingers in Europe and the U.S.

Mar 05 09:58

Prohibit Any Laws Mandating the Force and Requirement of Vaccinations of Any Kind,”

Americans Sign White House Petition Opposing Mandatory Vaccinations

HAVE YOU?

Mar 05 09:41

What We've Learned From Hillary Clinton's Email Controversy So Far

About 48 hours after it first began, Hillary Clinton last night personally tried to contain the firestorm over her use of personal emails while serving as secretary of state." I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible," she tweeted. The State Department then followed up, saying it's reviewing her emails for public release. "We will undertake this review as quickly as possible; given the sheer volume of the document set, this review will take some time to complete." Although last night's statements don't end the controversy (that won't happen until we finally see the emails), here's what we've learned from this episode so far: The Clintons and their supporters haven't changed their ways. In fact, they've played into every negative stereotype:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with Hillary asking the State Department to release her emails is that the State Department has already said (in response to FOIA requests) that it has very few emails to or from Hillary, because Hillary and her top aides were using her private email server, presumably for the communications they wanted to conceal from the Federal Records Act. So the State Department is a false trail leading to a dead end. Anything Hillary herself releases may be presumed to be "sanitized." Else why have her own server in the first place?

Mar 05 09:39

The top 5 Department of Homeland Security contractors, between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2014, spent $107.6 million on lobbying.

During that time period, these five contractors received $8.9 billion in federal contracts from the DHS.

Mar 05 09:08

Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Justices again divided over landmark health law

If the Court ultimately rules against the Obama administration, more than 5 million individuals will no longer be eligible for the subsidies, shaking up the insurance market and potentially dealing the law a fatal blow. A decision likely will not be announced by the Supreme Court until May or June.

All eyes were on Chief Justice John Roberts -- who surprised many in 2012 when he voted to uphold the law -- he said next to nothing, in a clear strategy not to tip his hand either way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Roberts will likely rule for the administration, as the "persuasion" that caused his sudden reversal in 2012 has not likely gone away.

Mar 05 08:33

Judge nixes motion to limit bomb survivors' grisly testimony

(*The Kid has already pleaded guilty , and that may have been the defense attorney's 'strategy' , to spare him the insult , but "NO!" they're going to allow these testimonies , to beat us all down with extreme prejudice . Something about the timing , Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Russian , same as Vladamir Putin . )

Mar 05 08:24

Mr. Ponzi – Patron Saint

Mr. Ponzi was a charming con-artist who operated about a century ago in the United States and Canada. He enticed investors to contribute new money to his investment scheme (100% return in 90 days), skimmed a portion for his luxurious needs, and used the remaining money to pay off prior investors. The system worked marvelously until it collapsed and people realized that his postal reply coupon investments could not produce the profits that supposedly paid off early investors.

More recent “Ponzi” examples include Bernard Madoff as well as hundreds of others, plus the Alan Harper character in season 8 of “Two and One Half Men.” However Ponzi schemes are not limited to private investments. Governments engage in similar plans and have the advantage of declaring them legal. As with private plans, they work until they collapse, although their government granted legality increases their longevity.

Mar 05 08:23

SIGN THIS PETITION - Reverse the concert cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

Jazz was born as an art form for social commitment through improvisation as a way to express freedom.

If a jazz artist is not able to be free in their expression, then the freedom for everyone is at risk. Silencing an artist is complicit in censorship.

We, the undersigned, strongly protest the recent cancellation of the Royal Northern College of Music's concert featuring Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble; one of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz groups in Europe.

It is our understanding that due to pressure from the Zionist Lobby group, the North West Friends of Israel, the concert was cancelled due to a "safety" issue.

Mar 05 08:16

Warren: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch Received $6 Trillion Backdoor Bailout from Fed

“During the financial crisis, Congress bailed out the big banks with hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money; and that’s a lot of money. But the biggest money for the biggest banks was never voted on by Congress. Instead, between 2007 and 2009, the Fed provided over $13 trillion in emergency lending to just a handful of large financial institutions. That’s nearly 20 times the amount authorized in the TARP bailout.

“Now, let’s be clear, those Fed loans were a bailout too. Nearly all the money went to too-big-to-fail institutions. For example, in one emergency lending program, the Fed put out $9 trillion and over two-thirds of the money went to just three institutions: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

“Those loans were made available at rock bottom interest rates – in many cases under 1 percent. And the loans could be continuously rolled over so they were effectively available for an average of about two years.”

Mar 05 08:07

"There’s Going To Be Chaos" - What Is The Worst-Case Outcome Of Today's Supreme Court Obamacare Hearing

As Bloomberg also notes, a decision against the Obama administration would wipe out the tax credits that make insurance affordable for millions of people under the law. It would also leave hospitals with billions of dollars in unpaid bills and potentially cause insurance markets to collapse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I predict that once again Roberts will be "persuaded" to rule in favor of the White House.

Mar 05 07:56

ISDS: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause that everyone should be against

ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge US laws — and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers — without ever stepping foot in a US court. Here's how it would work. Imagine that the United States bans a toxic chemical that is often added to gasoline because of its health and environmental consequences. If a foreign company that makes the toxic chemical opposes the law, it would normally have to challenge it in a US court. But with ISDS, the company could skip the US courts and go before an international panel of arbitrators. If the company won, the ruling couldn't be challenged in US courts, and the arbitration panel could require American taxpayers to cough up millions — and even billions — of dollars in damages.

Mar 05 07:51

Quebec man charged for not giving up phone password at border

A law professor in Halifax says the case of a Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials raises a new legal question in Canada.

The accused, 38-year-old Alain Philippon of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., refused to divulge his smart phone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search.

Philippon arrived in Halifax Monday night on a flight from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

Rob Currie is the director of the Law and Technology Institute at the Schulich School of Law. He says under the law, travellers crossing the Canadian border have a reduced expectation of privacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What do they expect to find on a smart phone in an age where real criminals and terrorists know their smart phones can be searched? This whole operation, in addition to being a violation of privacy laws, is a complete waste of time and money! Real criminals and terrorists will use other means to transport their data!

Mar 05 07:50

US Considering Openly Arming Syrian al-Qaeda Faction, al-Nusra

As reported at Antiwar.com, the US and some of its regional client dictatorships are prodding the major al-Qaeda faction operating in Syria, a brutal terrorist group called al-Nusra, to “re-brand” so the US can openly arm it.

Mar 05 07:37

FLASHBACK - Congress’s Obamacare Waiver

On July 30, I predicted that, even though he had no authority to do so, President Obama would waive that provision at taxpayers’ expense. On August 1, he ignobly obliged the aristocracy by decreeing we peasants give each member and staffer $5,000 or $11,000, depending on whether they want self-only or family coverage. It’s good to be king. The president’s supporters, like courtesans of old, are trying to quell a peasant uprising by denying there were any special favors. The denials ring hollow.

Mar 05 07:28

WSJ - Negative Interest Rates Yield Positive Results—So Far

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... for the banks!

Mar 05 07:10

'Suppressed' EU report could have banned pesticides worth billions

As many as 31 pesticides with a value running into billions of pounds could have been banned because of potential health risks, if a blocked EU paper on hormone-mimicking chemicals had been acted upon, the Guardian has learned.

The science paper, seen by the Guardian, recommends ways of identifying and categorising the endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that scientists link to a rise in foetal abnormalities, genital mutations, infertility, and adverse health effects ranging from cancer to IQ loss.

Commission sources say that the paper was buried by top EU officials under pressure from big chemical firms which use EDCs in toiletries, plastics and cosmetics, despite an annual health cost that studies peg at hundreds of millions of euros.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If the slaves get sick, that's good for the economy because then they have to go buy medications! Everybody wins. Sort of."

Mar 05 07:08

Surveillance Valley: Why Google Is Eager to Align Itself With America's Military Industrial Complex

Residents’ anger at the fusion surveillance center was intensified by a set of internal documents showing that city officials were more interested in using the surveillance center monitor political protests rather than fighting crime: keeping tabs on activists, monitoring non-violent political protests and tracking union organizing that might shut down the Port of Oakland. It was an incendiary find — especially in Oakland, a city with a large marginalized black population, a strong union presence and a long, ugly history of police brutality aimed at minority groups and political activists.

Mar 05 07:07

Catholic Doctors Speak: Tetanus vaccination campaign is all about population control?

‘Giving five doses of tetanus vaccination every 6 months is not usual or the recommended regime for tetanus vaccination. The only time tetanus vaccine has been given in five doses is when it is used as a carrier in fertility regulating vaccines laced with the pregnancy hormone – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) developed by WHO in 1992.

When tetanus is laced with HCG and administered in five doses every 6 months, the woman develops antibodies against both the tetanus and the HCG in 2 – 3 years after the last injection. Once a mother develops antibodies against HCG, she rejects any pregnancy as soon as it starts growing in her womb thus causing repeated abortions and subsequent sterility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know we reported this yesterday, but I want to hit this hard. This is the third exposed case of this clandestine population reduction program in the third world; possible evidence that National Security Study 200 is once again official US policy.

With the push towards mandatory vaccinations in the US, is there anyone here so naive that they think the US Government would not use those vaccines to "get rid of" undesirable segments of the population here in the US?

Mar 05 06:38

Anti-austerity protest held in Cyprus

Several thousand Cypriots have staged a protest rally in the capital, calling on the government to end austerity policies they say have driven many in the bailed-out country to poverty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Austerity: Steal from the poor to give to the rich!

Mar 05 06:38

Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

(*But not a peep about the 'missing' tape which 'allegedly' shows 'the defendant' depositing a back pack w/ pressure cooker bomb down a hole , that doesn't exist http://whatreallyhappened.com/content/remember-video-which-fbi-said-th... )

Mar 05 05:18

NZ spying on Pacific neighbours

New Zealand is spying on some of its closest Pacific neighbours and passing the information on to the United States, according to documents released by the fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The documents show New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau intercepts email, phone and social media communications from countries like Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa, then sends the information on to the US National Security Agency, the New Zealand Herald reports.

Mar 05 04:50

Rudy Giuliani Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group

"I'm going to Berlin this weekend with a group that could replace the Iranian government," Giuliani told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

"It's a group run by a woman. They believe in a constitutional democracy. They fought for constitutional democracy. ..."

(*Hey Lady , what makes you think concerting with Giuliani is going to help Iran achieve constitutional democracy ?)

Mar 05 04:21

Quds force leader, commanding Iraqi forces against ISIS, alarms Washington

(*"We Have To Deploy Troops To Stop Iraqi Forces From Killing Our Guys ... I MEAN ISIS!!!
I MEAN...
"
whitehorse souce )

Mar 05 04:13

Bibi comes to Congress My speech from last time


I am posting my recantation to the last speech he gave in 2012 because he just said the same things in 2015 anyway. Everything I say still applies.

Mar 05 03:31

Space-Saving Ban

Boston Mayor's Space-Saving Ban Seeks to End War Over Shoveled Parking Spots

With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
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Those that have spent the time and energy shoveling a clean spot deserve to park in it, locals have argued.

Walsh's decision was a controversial one, stirring mixed emotions in the community and across social networks.

On Craigslist, one Bostonian bragged about his ultimate retaliation: putting the shoveled snow back in the spot, surrounding and burying the car that pilfered his space.

"I was nice enough to leave the passenger door accessible in case they needed to get in for an emergency," the anonymous Bostonian wrote.

As the war wages on between locals, Walsh asks that residents respect one another and be fair.

Mar 04 20:00

A tale of two leakers: Snowden Deserves Petraeus-Like Deal, Backers Say:

'Gen. Petraeus violated the law to impress a girlfriend. Edward Snowden released confidential information in order to bring attention to overwhelming and pervasive constitutional violations.'

RELATED:
Government Hypocrisy Alert - Stewart vs. Petraeus

Mar 04 19:50

Snowden revelations / The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations

Comment: The worst thing is that the results of an online poll show 51% out of 9500-9550 voters are "fine with it"!!!!

New Zealand's electronic surveillance agency, the GCSB, has dramatically expanded its spying operations during the years of John Key's National Government and is automatically funnelling vast amounts of intelligence to the US National Security Agency, top-secret documents reveal.

Since 2009, the Government Communications Security Bureau intelligence base at Waihopai has moved to "full-take collection", indiscriminately intercepting Asia-Pacific communications and providing them en masse to the NSA through the controversial NSA intelligence system XKeyscore, which is used to monitor emails and internet browsing habits.

READ MORE
• How New Zealand spies on its Pacific neighbours
• How foreign spies access the data
• Join the Twitter debate: #snowdenNZ

Last year, Mr Key refused to say whether the GCSB uses Xkeyscore.

Mar 04 19:41

#snowdenNZ / How foreign spies access GCSB's South Pacific intelligence

Edward Snowden claims John Key hasn't told the truth on mass surveillance

In September last year, Edward Snowden said he had seen large quantities of metadata from New Zealanders' communications while working in the NSA's regional headquarters in Hawaii.

He was presumably referring to New Zealanders' communications intercepted during the Asia-Pacific regional monitoring conducted at Waihopai and other allied bases.

READ MORE
• NZ spies on its Pacific friends
• The price of the Five Eyes club

The Snowden documents show how foreign intelligence staff follow a step-by-step process to access the GCSB's South Pacific intelligence, including the metadata and communications of New Zealanders living, holidaying and interacting in that region.

Mar 04 19:39

Snowden files expose NZ's part in America's spy network

New Zealand's role in the vast United States spy network is about to be revealed, giving an unprecedented insight into the workings of our intelligence agencies.

The Herald - with investigative journalist Nicky Hager - is working on stories based on files from the United States National Security Agency (NSA), taken by whistleblower Edward Snowden in the biggest intelligence breach in history.

Internationally, the information obtained by Snowden has sparked concerns about the behaviour of the intelligence agencies in the grouping of Five Eyes nations, of which New Zealand is a member.

Fierce debate has raged over diplomatic breaches, the intrusion into citizens' privacy and a shift towards a "collect it all" policy.

Mar 04 19:36

Customs is seeking new powers requiring a person to provide a password or access to their electronic devices.

Customs is seeking new powers including requiring a person to provide a password or access to their electronic devices.

The agency has also floated other possibilities including collection of biometric information and making passengers empty their pockets if asked by an officer, even if there is no reasonable suspicion.

A discussion paper on changes to the Customs and Excise Act has been released, outlining a number of changes the agency wants considered. Currently, when Customs examines a person's electronic device the owner is not legally obliged to provide a password or encryption key.

It is relatively uncommon for people to refuse to provide this, Customs notes in the discussion paper, but "the number who refuse may increase as technology continues to develop". If people do refuse, Customs notes it "can mean we have no way of uncovering evidence of criminal offending even when we know the device holds this evidence".

Mar 04 18:31

Government Hypocrisy Alert - Stewart vs. Petraeus

On this day in 2005, billionaire mogul Martha Stewart is released from prison for lying to federal investigators over stocks.

NO JAIL TIME: General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection to leaking classified material + lying to federal investigators

Mar 04 18:15

Clinton’s E-Mail System Built For Privacy Though Not Security

A week before becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a private e-mail system that gave her a high level of control over communications, including the ability to erase messages completely, according to security experts who have examined Internet records.

“You erase it and everything’s gone,” Matt Devost, a security expert who has had his own private e-mail for years. Commercial services like those from Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. retain copies even after users erase them from their in-box.

Although Clinton worked hard to secure the private system, her consultants appear to have set it up with a misconfigured encryption system, something that left it vulnerable to hacking, said Alex McGeorge, head of threat intelligence at Immunity Inc., a Miami Beach-based digital security firm.

Mar 04 18:11

State Rep. Files Bill Seeking To Legalize Marijuana in Texas

A Tea Party republican Texas state representative has introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the state level. -- Labeling the federal war on drugs an “abysmal failure,” Rep. David Simpson of Longview introduced HB 2165 on Monday, a bill seeking to repeal the state’s arrestable marijuana offenses.

Mar 04 17:32

US Politicians Who Hold Dual US + Israeli Citizenship - occupied with advancing Israeli interests rather than those of the United States

“If Americans were ever polled on it—and they never are—the majority who now object to increasing aid to Israel would also likely object to quasi-governmental and governmental positions being staffed by people who—by citizenship or sheer strength of identity politics—are primarily occupied with advancing Israeli interests rather than those of the United States

Mar 04 17:16

Most Americans Want to Keep Income Redistribution Obamacare Subsidies

While polls show a majority of Americans are opposed to the healthcare-at-gunpoint mandate, a separate poll conducted the Kaiser Family Foundation recently shows solid support for income redistribution built into the massive government program.

Mar 04 16:51

‘They looked like Isis’: masked raid led to ‘kidnapping’ at Chicago police black site

Until he was taken to Homan Square, Vergara did not know about the compound – at least not under that name. Around the heavily Puerto Rican neighborhood of Humboldt Park, the facility – a few miles southwest from Eddie’s, at the intersection of South Homan Street and West Fillmore Avenue – is more often known as the Fillmore Building.

Mar 04 16:46

Moneytree leads push to loosen state’s payday-lending law

Washington’s payday lenders have lost three-quarters of their business in the five years since a tough new state law restricting the high-cost loans marketed to poor families took effect.

Now the industry, led by Seattle-based Moneytree, is lobbying state lawmakers to revamp the law. Lenders are backing legislation to eliminate traditional two-week payday loans and replace them with “installment loans” that would stretch repayment out for up to a year.

Mar 04 16:40

NWO is Dead on Arrival!

"The New World Order is the dream of silly old men, impotent men, with little perception or real value. It's all their illusion.

Mar 04 16:39

Conservative campus paper warned over satirizing terrorists

No student or student group at a public university should have to fight for their First Amendment rights. But as I’m preparing for graduation in a few short months, that’s exactly what I find myself doing—fighting for the rights of my student publication.

Mar 04 15:28

Lord Rothschild Warns Investors of ‘Most Dangerous Geopolitical Situation Since WWII”

The 78-year-old chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a £2.3bn trust, used the organization’s annual report to caution savers that the focus of the firm would be the preservation of shareholders’ capital and not short term gains.

Mar 04 15:19

You’re 55 Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

We previously reported that Americans are 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

But it turns out that our numbers were incorrect …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So tell us again why we should not be allowed to have body armor?

Mar 04 15:14

Iraqi Campaign to Drive ISIS From Tikrit Reveals Tensions With U.S.

BAGHDAD — Tensions between Iraq and the United States over how to battle the Islamic State broke into the open on Tuesday, as Iraqi officials declared that they would fight on their own timetable with or without American help, and as United States warplanes conspicuously sat out the biggest Iraqi counteroffensive yet amid concerns over Iran’s prominent role.

On Monday, Iraq launched a politically sensitive operation to oust Islamic State militants from Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, without seeking American approval

Mar 04 15:05

The truth, according to Google...

Naive? Maybe. After all, cyberspace has its fair share of myths. Now Google may have found a way to clean house, or at least throw the trash in the basement. -- The company is figuring out how to rank websites by the veracity of their content. The more truthful the page, the higher up it would appear in search results.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: Google will rely on known partisan debunking websites to decide what is truthful. In other words, if the government doesn't say it is truthful, then Google will hide it from searches.

Mar 04 14:41

FCC Commissioner: Internet rules based on ‘ideological agenda’

The Obama administration and proponents of the FCC’s version of net neutrality may be ecstatic at the passing of regulations that make the Internet a public utility on Feb. 26th, but not all FCC members are so sunny in their outlook for the future.

Mar 04 14:11

RON PAUL : What is Department of Homeland Security good for?

The American people would be much better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by Homeland Security to other parts of the government and then shut down the rest of the department.

Mar 04 14:03

Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

It’s one thing to know and exercise your rights when a police officer pulls you over, but what rights do you have when a private cop—entrusted with all of the powers of a government cop but not held to the same legal standards—pulls you over and subjects you to a stop-and-frisk or, worse, causes you to “disappear” into a Gitmo-esque detention center not unlike the one employed by Chicago police at Homan Square?

Mar 04 13:59

'They looked like Isis': masked raid led to 'kidnapping' at Chicago police site

The cops had “machine guns – I mean, I’m talking about rifles,” recalled Jose Garcia, then a cook at Eddie’s. “They all had masks, all of them. They looked like Isis – put it that way.”

It was September 29 2011, and it was just the beginning of an ordeal Vergara and Garcia say led to police holding them – along with the sandwich-shop owner and two others – for eight or nine hours, without any public notice of their whereabouts, without a visit from their lawyers, or without even a phone call.

Mar 04 13:56

Amid Media Blackout, Canada Lawsuit Challenges Banker Rule

According to American monetary-reform author and filmmaker Bill Still—and Canadian activists with whom AFP has been in contact—Canada’s mainstream media has been suppressing news that the three-judge panel on Jan. 26 ruled in favor of plaintiffs who filed suit to restore the Bank of Canada to its time-tested mandate of issuing debt-free money in the public interest.

Reporting on his online news-site which covers monetary reform, Mr. Still remarked: “The [Canadian] government has ordered the mainstream media not to cover this.”

The ruling gives plaintiffs William Krehm and Ann Emmett of COMER, or the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform, represented by attorney Rocco Galati, the ability to move forward toward trial. The Crown can appeal once more to Canada’s Supreme Court.

Mar 04 13:55

Canadians Sued The Bank Of Canada & Won. Mainstream Media & Government Blacks Out Story

Recently, constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati won yet another round of appeals set forth by the Bank of Canada in a case involving two Canadians who filed an action in federal court to restore The Bank of Canada to its original purpose and operations. This is a very significant story but you probably haven’t heard of it. Why? The mainstream media and government have blacked out the story for reasons that appear to stem from fear of how the public will react to realizing they’ve been systematically enslaved for decades.

Mar 04 13:42

Shock Report: White House Immigration Details Leaked: Obama Policies Will Create A “Country Within A Country”

The administration is, in effect, establishing a new country within the borders of the United States, something confirmed by a high level Obama administration operative on the conference call.

Mar 04 13:26

Police killed more than twice as many people as reported by US government

An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country’s most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data – amounted to a more glaring admission than ever before of the government’s failure to track how many people police kill.

Mar 04 13:16

How the West Got Hooked On “Humanitarian War”

After all these years, the concept of “humanitarian war” is still fooling progressives and liberals and playing out places like Syria – even though it never turns out well.

Mar 04 12:55

Video Exposes Lying Cops After they Break Handcuffed Man’s Skull Open & Claim he Did it to Himself

A New Mexico man is suing the city of Las Cruces for 12.5 million dollars after a vicious assault that left him in the ICU for days was captured on video in December.

Mar 04 12:49

DOJ: We Legalized 100,000 Illegals by Executive Action Before Injunction

President Obama’s expanded executive amnesty started earlier than the administration said it would — and before a court blocked it.

Mar 04 12:34

The Danger of Government Encryption Backdoors

As you may have heard, the law enforcement and intelligence communities have been pushing strongly for backdoors in encryption. They talk about ridiculous things like “golden keys,” pretending that it’s somehow possible to create something that only the good guys can use. Many in the security community have been pointing out that this is flat-out impossible. The second you introduce a backdoor, there is no way to say that only “the good guys” can use it.

Mar 04 11:47

Florida Legislators Introduce Bill That Would Strip Certain Site Owners Of Their Anonymity

A few Florida legislators are looking to do some serious damage to both free speech and the internet.

Mar 04 11:41

Visa says we’re all going to have internet-connected fridges in the future

Soon we’re all going to be buying things with our fridge. That’s what Jonathan Vaux from Visa says, at least.

Mar 04 11:32

Petraeus May Get Much Lighter Sentence Than Other Leakers Of Gov’t Secrets

If he manages to avoid prison, former CIA director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for providing reams of classified material to his mistress will result in far more lenient punishment than that often meted for leaking the nation’s secrets.

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