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Mar 25 08:36

Leaked RCMP Report Targets Activists as a Threat to National Security

Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart explains why the proposed anti-terror legislation threatens civil liberties

Mar 25 08:36

Washington: Man wakes up to receive 16 bullets from police

On February 11, 2012, Dustin Theoharis suffered 16 gunshot wounds as police officers opened fire at him as soon as the man woke up and tried to get up from bed.

Having woken up, Dustin saw police officers in his room. The man reached for the bedside table for his wallet to show his ID to the officers, but the latter opened heavy fire at the man. Afterwards, the officers claimed that they assumed Dustin was trying to reach out for a weapon, Pravda.Ru says.

Mar 25 07:25

Dem senators warn Obamacare rule 'particularly harmful and disruptive'

Six Democratic senators and one independent have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to a delay a new rule that would likely force small businesses to pay more for employee health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The senators warn that if the administration goes ahead with the change it would be "particularly harmful and disruptive" to small businesses.

Starting in 2016, the Obamacare change will require businesses that employ between 51-100 people to purchase insurance in what the government defines as the "small group market," rather than the market for large group plans. The senators warn that the change will inflate health care costs for those businesses.

Mar 25 06:44

TUNISIAN TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTS TRAINED IN U.S. “LIBERATED” LIBYA

Libya has turned into a complete and total disaster zone/terrorist training camp ever since America and its allies decided to liberate it. While certainly not perfect under Qaddafi, it was an infinitely better place before NATO intervention than after. Not only that, but the entire justification for the “freedom” delivered to it by Western powers was, naturally, based on lies and propaganda. I covered this last month in the post, The Forgotten War – Understanding the Incredible Debacle Left Behind by NATO in Libya.

Mar 25 01:50

Fall in gas prices drags behind crude oil plunge

Prices at the gas pump have fallen alongside crude oil but the savings don’t appear to be as high as consumers might have expected.

Since hitting a low in mid-January of 87 cents a litre, gasoline has drifted back up above $1. In Toronto on Tuesday, the average price at the pump was $1.03, according to the online price tracker gasbuddy.com.

And they’re likely headed higher, say investors and industry watchers.

Mar 25 01:46

Sorry, but there was never an oil storage crisis

Crude oil storage inventories in the US are at their highest levels in decades. Is that going to cause the price of West Texas Intermediate crude to crash?

Probably not, according to Robert Rapier of Energy Trends Insider.

In fact, we're not even close.

Mar 25 01:46

There's Pure Profit Sitting at the Top of U.S. Crude Tanks

The 20 Million Barrels of Pure Profit Sitting in U.S. Oil Tanks

(* 'Investors' play into the 'oil pricing' scam of the day , more so then OPEC)

Mar 25 01:11

Mayor Walsh Declares Anniversary Of Marathon Bombings As ‘One Boston Day’

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday that the city will officially recognize April 15, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, as “One Boston Day.”

Walsh said the new tradition will honor the city’s strength during and after the 2013 attacks, which killed three people and injured at least 260 others.

The mayor made his announcement during the unveiling of this year’s marathon street banners on Boylston Street.

(*How does such an awful event deserve a Day Of Recognition ?)

Mar 25 00:54

Ukraine's President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Poroshenko's office said in a statement that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk.

Mar 24 22:49

Complete Control - Dollars, Death and the LAPD

In 2010, two Los Angeles police officers, one Black and one Latino, were patrolling Koreatown when they came upon Steve Washington, an autistic young man. When he “failed to comply” with police orders, he was shot to death. Washington was unarmed.

Mar 24 22:11

Ipredia OS

Any Good?

IprediaOS

IprediaOS is a fast, powerful and stable operating system based on Linux that provides an anonymous environment. All network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized.

Many applications are available in IprediaOS, including mail, peer-peer, bittorrent, IRC chat and others.

Mar 24 15:11

TOLERANCE WAS NEVER A VIRTUE OF ZIONISM

Now that Bibi has the go ahead to form a new government in Israel, his goons have the go ahead to continue with their reign of terror, not only against Palestinians, but to Jews of conscience as well …

It already started

Mar 24 12:27

ROLE OF HILLARY CLINTON’S BROTHER IN HAITI GOLD MINE RAISES EYEBROWS

Drive down the rutted dirt road a couple of miles to the guardhouse, then hike 15 minutes up to the overgrown hilltop, and there it is: a piece of 3 1/2 -inch-wide PVC pipe sticking out of the ground. This is what, at least for the time being, a gold mine looks like.

Mar 24 11:55

Detroit sergeant seen on video planting evidence

A recycler sued the city and Detroit Police in federal court Monday, alleging he is being targeted in a scrap-metal crackdown after a sergeant was caught on surveillance camera planting evidence.

Dearborn resident Joseph Fawaz, whose family owns Southwest Metals, accused a sergeant on the city's Copper Theft Task Force of waging a years-long personal vendetta, bribing a witness and arresting employees. The task force member, Sgt. Rebecca McKay, allegedly was caught on the scrap metal shop's surveillance camera planting evidence during a raid, according to the lawsuit.

The federal court lawsuit illustrates complications in the post-bankrupt city's attempt to clamp down on copper and metal thefts that trigger blight and fuel a black-market criminal racket.

Mar 24 10:21

Amazon Quietly Bricked Jailbroken Kindle Devices Last Year

It appears that Amazon is very serious about walling off its garden. Late last year, it pushed out a firmware update for its Amazon Fire TV devices that not only made rooted devices unusable, but prevented Fire TV owners from rolling back firmware to previous, more root-friendly versions. Apparently, Kindle users were also included in this lockdown.

A recent post at Good Reader notes that the latest firmware for Kindles is pretty much identical to its Fire TV firmware, right down to the destruction of functionality.

The new firmware was pushed out to all modern Kindle devices in late November of last year. Anything after version 5.60 will not allow you to hack the firmware and do interesting things like change the screensaver system or install custom apps.

Mar 24 08:50

Are We Arresting Too Many People

Prisons are overcrowded with low-level offenders. Is this keeping our country safe?

Mar 24 07:54

The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right

The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.

This is apparently the company we should trust to manage our water, despite the record of large bottling companies like Nestlé having a track record of creating shortages:

Mar 24 07:19

Ukraine's 'Ministry of Truth' Wants 15-Year Prison Terms for Journalists

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy, Yuri Stets, said in an interview to Radio Liberty that he wants people who work for local television in Donetsk and Luhansk to serve eight to 15 years in prison.

Mar 24 07:19

Forced Adoption: UK families flee to Ireland to keep their children

UK families are fleeing to Ireland as social workers continue to use false allegations and vague definitions of abuse to forcibly remove children from their parents and boost adoption statistics. RT's documentary crew spoke to several of those families.

The UK is just one of two countries in Europe (the other is Croatia) where adoption without the consent of a child’s biological parents – known as 'forced adoption' – is practiced.

Mar 24 07:00

US Army Practicing to Fight US Citizens? Michael Rivero

Mar 24 06:42

Dissolving Illusions About the Measles Vaccine

With the elevation of vaccination to a sacred cow status, it is no wonder that ever since about 50 visitors to Disneyland in California were diagnosed with measles earlier this year, the whole country has been subjected to a relentless barrage of mainstream media articles blaming unvaccinated children for a minor measles outbreak that, by March 16, 2015, consisted of a grand total of 176 cases.2 in a population of 320 million people.

The way public health officials and the media have been promoting irrational fear about measles and using it to lobby for laws eliminating all non-medical vaccine exemptions or even criminally prosecuting and jailing unvaccinated people, it sometimes feels like we are living in a dystopian science fiction novel.

I have never seen such a well-coordinated disinformation campaign to vilify virtually anyone who would question the effectiveness and safety of complying with the CDC's ever-expanding vaccination schedule.3

Mar 24 06:15

The numbers behind the worldwide trade in drones

UK has become largest importer of drones in the world, now receiving over a third of global deliveries. Israel is the largest exporter, accounting for the majority of sales since 1985

Mar 24 06:14

AMTRAK / DHS ARE SPYING ON PASSENGERS AND LETTING POLICE ACCESS RECORDS WITHOUT WARRANTS

The first release of documents from 'Papers Please.org's' FOIA request for records of police and govt access to Amtrak reservation data show that Amtrak is giving police root access and a dedicated user interface to mine passenger data for general state and law enforcement purposes and is lying to passengers about it. Papers Please. Org's FOIA request was prompted by Amtrak’s obviously incomplete response to an earlier FOIA request from the ACLU. That response omitted any mention of Homeland Security's (DHS) access to Amtrak reservation data. Even though we’ve seen records of Amtrak profiling passengers and denying DHS involvement. The documents were clearly responsive to the ACLU’s request, and should have been included in Amtrak’s response to that request.

Mar 23 20:13

5-minute video on US/UK war ‘leaders’: ‘Violent criminal psychopaths make fools of us. Stop acting reasonable about this.’

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tip: Zen Gardener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Y7ykCIpNk

Democracy Now interviewed Arundhati Roy in the above 5-minute interview; Roy speaks the Emperor’s New Clothes facts:

Earth: 248 armed conflicts after WW2; US started 201 (81%), killing 30 million so far. Arrests are when now?
US unlawful wars is ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ tragic-comedy: defining ‘clothes,’ ‘wear,’ ‘self-defense’
US military legal argument for current wars: ‘Self-defense’ is whatever we say
US/UK/Israel unlawful Wars of Aggression on Iraq, Iran are gangster ‘business’: an analogy
Iran to ‘Wipe Israel off the map’? Read the 600 words for yourself to confirm US/Israel CRIMINAL war lies
US/Israel .01% lie for unlawful War of Aggression on Iran: 99.99% must choose arrests or have global nuclear war
5-minute video: US ‘leaders’ JOKE about OBVIOUS War Crimes, war lies, war murders: Arrest them

Mar 23 20:09

Think New York City's stop-and-frisk practices were bad? Check out Chicago's police stops.

only recorded stops that didn't lead to arrests or tickets.

Mar 23 16:53

Former diplomat, minister shocked by WTO spy claims

Spying by the GCSB on those competing against National Government minister Tim Groser for the World Trade Organisation's top job has appalled a former foreign affairs and trade minister and astonished one of the country's most experienced diplomats.

An inquiry is likely into the actions of the GCSB after Labour leader Andrew Little said he would ask the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to investigate today.

The Herald and US news site the Intercept yesterday revealed a top secret GCSB document showing the electronic surveillance agency had been searching for email communications which mentioned Mr Groser, the Trade Minister, in association with names of candidates competing against him. The news broke as Prime Minister John Key and Mr Groser prepared to sign a Free Trade Agreement in South Korea, whose former trade minister was among the surveillance targets vying for the $700,000 WTO job.

Mar 23 16:52

How spy agency homed in on Groser's rivals

GCSB used United States’ XKeyscore surveillance system to intercept emails mentioning other candidates for WTO job and paid close attention to Indonesian contender.

GCSB used United States’ XKeyscore surveillance system to intercept emails mentioning other candidates for WTO job and paid close attention to Indonesian contender.
Prime Minister John Key and National Government minister Tim Groser are in South Korea this week to sign the trade agreement that South Korean Minister of Trade Taeho Bark helped make happen. Photo / NZPA Prime Minister John Key and National Government minister Tim Groser are in South Korea this week to sign the trade agreement that South Korean Minister of Trade Taeho Bark helped make happen. Photo / NZPA

A top secret document reveals New Zealand's surveillance agency spied on candidates vying to be the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a job sought by National Government minister Tim Groser.

Mar 23 16:50

GCSB spies monitored diplomats in line for World Trade Organisation job

Our spies monitored email and internet traffic about international diplomats vying for the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation - a job for which National Government Trade Minister Tim Groser was competing.

The spying operation was active in 2013 and called the "WTO Project" by New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), according to a top secret document obtained by the Herald and United States news site The Intercept.

The operation involved covert surveillance of candidates from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jordan, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and South Korea.

Read the WTO document here

The GCSB tasking document which structured the search of internet traffic was designed to look for references to Mr Groser, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) role and his competitors, initially in any online communication but then narrowed to emails.

Mar 23 16:18

Feds Order Bank Tellers To Alert Police About Your Cash Withdrawals: So They Can “Seize the Funds… Investigate”

The Justice Department has ordered bank tellers across America to contact law enforcement if they suspect your cash withdrawal may have something to do with illicit activity. There doesn’t need to be proof, or any sort of red flag indicator – merely suspicion by the bank teller processing your transaction is now enough to have you investigated by authorities.

Mar 23 15:03

Cypriots Stone Bank of Cyprus On "Depositor Haircut" Anniversary

Mar 23 15:02

Fighting The "War on Terror" By Banning Cash

It was just a matter of time before Western governments used the trumped up "War on Terror" as an excuse to drastically ratchet up the very real war on the use of cash and personal privacy that they are waging against their own citizens.

Taking advantage of public anxiety in the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, France has taken the first step. It seems the terrorists involved partially financed these attacks by cash, as well as by consumer loans and the sale of counterfeit goods. What a shockeroo!

The terrorists used CASH to purchase some of the stuff they needed--no doubt these murderers were also shod and clothed and used cell phones, cars, and public sidewalks during the planning and execution of their mayhem. Why not restrict their use? A naked , barefoot terrorist without communications is surely less effective than a fully clothed and equipped one.

Mar 23 14:46

Netanyahu election aftermath: Reaping the consequences of Israeli fanaticism

Mearsheimer and Walt try to see Israel as a normal state capable of making rational decisions, but the extremists are in charge and have been so at least since the 1967 War. Any attempt to make a meaningful withdrawal from the West Bank and Jerusalem and to allow a viable Palestinian state would produce a civil war among Israelis and likely provoke a strong response by the lobby on the side of the nonaccommodationists. The fate of the Oslo peace process, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the support by the lobby of the most radical elements within Israel certainly argue that there is little chance of a successful move in this direction.

Mar 23 14:41

Ukraine's 'Ministry of Truth' Wants 15-Year Prison Terms for Journalists

Ukraine's Minister of Information Policy announced that he seeks eight to 15 year prison terms for employees of Donetsk and Luhansk television stations.

Mar 23 14:30

Two More States Added To Jade Helm 15 Exercises - Will Include 'Surgical Strikes' And 'Extractions'

With Jade Helm 15 having gone viral across the internet, US Army Special Operations Command is having to push back against 'alarmists claims' that we're actually witnessing 'martial law-style' drills according to Stars and Stripes while 2 more states, Florida and Mississippi, have added exercises to their states that will include 'surgical strikes' and 'extractions' according to a news conference addressing Jade Helm 15 included in the 1st video below for you to hear for yourself. Interestingly enough, the US military is unable to view websites reporting on Jade Helm 15 due to their sophisticated firewall which prevents them from accessing 'truth' websites. From the Stars and Stripes story:

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Basically, Jade Helm is about training the US Military to conquer the separate states.

Mar 23 12:36

Why this Wal-Mart gun lawsuit could change everything for the company

An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance.

Mar 23 11:31

“By Hook or By Crook”: Determined Obama Vows to Go Beyond Executive Actions to Rule- Marc Slavo

In an interview with Huffington Post, Obama vowed to use “administrative” powers or the apparent power to “convene the private sector” to get his business done “by hook or by crook” (sounds like picking winners and losers a la Solyndra all over again):

“What we have done though is consistently looked for additional opportunities to get stuff done. Wherever we see a possibility of increasing wages, creating more jobs, making sure that more people are able to access opportunity, we’re gonna seize it. And we’re going to, wherever possible, try to reach out to Republicans and see if they can work with us. And where they’re not willing to work with us, we will do it administratively or we will convene the private sector.

Mar 23 09:49

PROTEST MTV’S DECISION TO MAKE CHANGE TO HUNGARY’S EUROVISION ENTRY

Israel is protesting Hungary’s Eurovision entry, which includes condemnation against Operation Protective Edge and mentions the number of Palestinian children killed during the 2014 Israeli military campaign.

Israeli Ambassador Ilan Mor turned to the Hungarian broadcasting authority, expressed his country’s reservations over the planned song and asked that the problematic segment be removed.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May in Vienna, Austria. Hungary’s song this year, “Wars for Nothing,” will be performed by a group of three singers led by Hungarian singer-songwriter Boggie. The song has an anti-war message, focusing on the victims of violence and wars in the world. One of the captions in the song’s video refers to Operation Protective Edge, stating: “2014 – Gaza – two-thirds of the victims were civilians, including more than 500 children.”

Mar 23 09:49

“By Hook or By Crook”: Determined Obama Vows to Go Beyond Executive Actions to Rule

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

The “pen and phone” president, who has consistently relied upon a complicit media and arbitrary power to achieve his agenda, will not be content with using executive actions and executive orders alone.

He has already been willing to go beyond the bounds of the Constitution. Now, he will do even more…

In an interview with Huffington Post, Obama vowed to use “administrative” powers or the apparent power to “convene the private sector” to get his business done “by hook or by crook”:

Mar 23 08:34

IT DIDN'T WORK IN AFGHANISTAN, SO LET'S DO IT IN MEXICO

In Mexico, the U.S. military is directly involved in the War on Drugs. In this country, that "war" has provided the pretext for the militarization of local police forces and increased routine surveillance of ordinary people going about their ordinary lives.

And just as both the national security state and the right wing have used the specter of IS to create an atmosphere of panic and hysteria in this country, so both have used the drug cartels' grotesque theater of violence to justify their demonization of immigrants from Latin America and the massive militarization of America’s borderlands.

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One of the most classic definitions of insanity is doing the same thing, precisely the same way, over and over again, yet expecting a different outcome.

This alleged "war on drugs" is so bogus, illegitimate, and ineffective I almost do not know where to start.

But I do know one thing; when the country of Portugal decriminalized the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use, didn't jail people for it, and pushed counseling for drug habits, the drug use numbers dropped dramatically, particularly among teens and younger adults.

Decriminalizing the use of drugs, and having them ultimately prescribed by a doctor, would take the profit out of the cartel's reach so quickly, it would make their heads spin.

Of course, THAT...would be logical.

Mar 23 08:14

Communication Security Establishment's cyberwarfare toolbox revealed

Top-secret documents obtained by the CBC show Canada's electronic spy agency has developed a vast arsenal of cyberwarfare tools alongside its U.S. and British counterparts to hack into computers and phones in many parts of the world, including in friendly trade countries like Mexico and hotspots like the Middle East.

The little known Communications Security Establishment wanted to become more aggressive by 2015, the documents also said.

Revelations about the agency's prowess should serve as a "major wakeup call for all Canadians," particularly in the context of the current parliamentary debate over whether to give intelligence officials the power to disrupt national security threats, says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, the respected internet research group at University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

Mar 23 07:48

That Moron Who Spews Garbage and Doesn’t Listen to Reason May Be a Bot

Leck’s bot, @AI_AGW, doesn’t just respond to arguments directed at Leck himself, it goes out and picks fights. Every five minutes it trawls Twitter for terms and phrases that commonly crop up in Tweets that refute human-caused climate change. It then searches its database of hundreds to find a counter-argument best suited for that tweet—usually a quick statement and a link to a scientific source.

As can be the case with these sorts of things, many of the deniers don’t know they’ve been targeted by a robot and engage AI_AGW in debate. The bot will continue to fire back canned responses that best fit the interlocutor’s line of debate—Leck says this goes on for days, in some cases—and the bot’s been outfitted with a number of responses on the topic of religion, where the arguments unsurprisingly often end up.

Mar 23 07:25

George Osborne’s Budget will threaten workers' retirement funds with 55% stealth tax

Analysts say proposals in Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget will hit not just the rich, but also those on more modest incomes.

Mr Osborne claimed a move to lower the “lifetime allowance” – the maximum that can be saved into a pension pot before a 55 per cent penal tax kicks in – from £1.25million to £1million, would affect “fewer than four per cent” of people. But experts argue that the allowance has now almost halved from £1.8million since 2010 and the tax will hit older savers who have built up their pension pots over many years.

Greg Kingston, of Suffolk Life, part of Legal & General, said: “Even a 21-year-old on the forthcoming higher minimum wage of £6.70 per hour who works a 35-hour week and puts 20 per cent of their earnings into a pension, by the time they are 67, could easily have reached this limit.”

Mar 23 07:23

Washington just dipped into retirement savings to fund itself

You know things are getting bad when your government begins to stick its hand into retirement accounts just so that it can remain solvent for a few more months.

With the debt limit about to come back into full swing at a staggering $18.1 trillion this week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has undertaken drastic measures to kick the can down the road until later this year.

One such plan to fund the government includes raiding the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a 401(k)-style retirement savings plan set up for federal employees.

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The US Government has now emptied the Social Security trust fund and is starting to loot the retirement accounts of their own employees! I remember back in the 1990s when I first called attention to what was going on there was this one poster from a .gov domain who kept attacking me and insisting that the government had the right to spend social security funds as general revenues. Now that it is his own retirement being embezzled, I wonder if he has changed his mind! :)

Mar 23 07:16

Banks Threatening Chicago with a Detroit Like Collapse?

Sen: Rahm’s reelection is essential to maintaining the value of Chicago’s debt market

Re-elect Rahm or Else?

-Vote Fix is in?

03/22/15

-Emanuel has 16-point lead

-Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times endorse Emanuel

Mar 23 07:10

The Federal Reserve Bank Must Be Destroyed

During the years of the Roman Republic, Cato the Elder ended every speech with the phrase “Delanda est Carthago” (Carthage must be destroyed). Rome had fought two wars with Carthage, yet the threat to the Republic remained. Cato saw Carthage as an existential threat and concluded that Rome would not be secure as long as Carthage existed. So fervently did he hold this view that he ended every speech, even about completely different subjects, with the famous phrase. I believe that we Austrians need to adopt a similar phrase to remind the American people that the US faces an existential threat from the machinations of the Federal Reserve Bank. “Delanda est in Susidium Foederatum Bank”…The Federal Reserve Bank must be destroyed. Like Carthage, the Federal Reserve Bank cannot be controlled or restrained. Either it or our republic will survive, but not both. For the sake of our nation, the Fed must be destroyed.

Mar 23 07:06

U.S. Cops Continue to Kill the Mentally Ill in Large Numbers, Especially in NYC, While Effective Approaches Are Ignored

Glenn Broadnax, 35, was walking in and out of traffic when he was confronted by police officers. They would eventually open fire on him, miss him, but hit two women bystanders, who survived. Video of the shooting went viral and critiques over how poorly the officers at the scene dealt with the situation followed.

"Cops don't know enough about the mentally ill," Eugene O'Donnell, a former NYPD cop and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in Manhattan, told CBS News' Crimesider at the time.

Mar 23 06:35

FLASHBACK - Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops

A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.

“This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class,” Jordan said today from his Waterford home. “I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.”

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And now, as new recruits dwindle in the backlash against brutality, cities are lowering the standards for new police officers even more!

Mar 23 06:30

Je Suis Zeon: French Freedom of Speech is a Myth, Says Cartoonist

Journalists and cartoonists defended their right for freedom of speech. But it seems like something is rotten in France.

A Frenchman called Zeon, 31, originally from Paris told Sputnik France his striking story. Recently he was arrested by the French government for his caricatures.

“On Tuesday March 3, 2015, police broke into my house at 7 a.m. The officers were following orders of a judge and led me to the court and then put me under arrest. I was arrested for a caricature which I drew in 2011 and which was opposed by the organization BNVCA (National Bureau of Monitoring of Anti-Semitism). The organization filed a complaint on me in 2011. Currently, the investigation continues.”

He used to draw comics, and since 2007 engaged in caricatures and gained fame as a caricaturist. Currently he leads a group of illustrators and caricaturists who have been boycotted by the media.

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Je suis hypocrite!

Apparently in France, freedom of speech means freedom to make fun of anyone ... except Israel. That is not freedom of speech, that is permitted speech!

Mar 23 02:41

John McCain to Obama: 'Get over your temper tantrum' on Israel

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says President Obama needs to grow up and "get over" his disagreements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

(*Sen. John McCain needs to get his @$$ in line , and remember which country he's supposed to be serving , and get over those generous AIPAC payments)

Mar 22 14:28

Snowden: total surveillance has not prevented a single terrorist act

Yandex: According to Snowden, the U.S. President "has the power, makes it possible, without changing any laws, just to take in hand his pen and put an end to the program, which monitors phone calls of all Americans."
The biggest tragedy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 is that the policy of the American government broke up with facts," said Snowden. "It started a war based on false information, which the highest officials of the state knew that it is false," the former intelligence agent.

Mar 22 14:10

'Hit list'

'Hit list' of 100 US troops: What it says about Islamic State power
The Islamic State has asked American sympathizers to kill 100 US military personnel. The threat is being taken seriously, but it also points to how the Islamic State has used social media to create an outsized reputation.

(*This isn't good in a time when there's reason to believe the gov. would like to wage war on it's citizens)

Mar 22 14:04

[Video] Goldman Sachs: The bank that rules the world

Ever since the stock market crashed, on the night of September 15, 2008, the name Goldman Sachs, or GS, has been appearing everywhere: in the collapse of the financial system, the Greek crisis, the plunge of the euro, and the campaign to prevent regulation of financial markets.

The investment bank created in New York in 1868 has carved out its reputation and success by working silently behind the scenes.

But today GS stands accused of myriad charges: playing a key role in the subprime loan fiasco, pushing several of its competitors into bankruptcy, helping countries like Greece hide their deficits before speculating on their downfall, precipitating the fall of the euro, and influencing the consumer price index. And yet GS has come out of this latest crisis richer and more powerful than ever.

Mar 22 13:08

Harper call to Netanyahu: Canada supports two-state solution

Harper has reiterated Canada’s support for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians during a phone call to newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 22 11:35

State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

State legislators are pushing to make it much harder to release police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable.

Mar 22 11:27

Cities Reducing Minimum Standards for Police Recruits

"Fewer people going into law enforcement" -- Maybe it's many people are realizing that militarization and creation of a literal 'police state' is not what they want to aspire towards?

Mar 22 11:25

ACLU sues TSA for airport ‘behavioral detection’ program

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about the controversial airport-security practice known as ‘behavioral detection’, which they say is ineffective.

Mar 22 10:40

The NSA's plan: improve cybersecurity by hacking everyone else

The NSA’s plan to protect America by starting cyberwars is absurd. Their argument that they need more power to do it is moreso

Mar 22 10:27

Likud won't give up demand for key portfolios, urges potential partners to lower expectations

Rivlin on Netanyahu's 'Arabs voting in droves' remark: Everyone must be careful; Herzog is the right man to lead - but he will do so from opposition

President Reuven Rivlin began consultations on Sunday with Likud and other parties to determine who he would appoint to form the next government. Well more than 61 MKs in the 120-seat Knesset are expected to recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form the next coalition. Rivlin has said he wants a national unity government, but the results of last week’s election have made this possibility seem highly unlikely.

Mar 22 08:50

FLASHBACK - Chicago Police Caught Disappearing People Into Secret CIA-Style Detention Center

The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States.

Mar 22 08:40

Who Is Running for President (or Not)?


The Democrats

-Hillary Rodham Clinton
-Martin O'Malley
-Jim Webb
-Joseph R. Biden Jr.
-Elizabeth Warren
-Bernard Sanders

The Republicans

-Jeb Bush
-Scott Walker
-Chris Christie
-Mike Huckabee
-Marco Rubio
-Rand Paul
-Ted Cruz
-Rick Santorum
-Rick Perry
-Bobby Jindal
-Carly Fiorina
-Ben Carson
-Mitt Romney

Mar 22 07:59

The Madness of Kings and Fools.

It's going to be getting a lot hotter for these plundering psychopaths all around. By now, no one who isn't brain dead can dispute the presence of Mr. Apocalypse in every area of human consciousness. It appears that a wide sweeping awakening is about to, very soon become highly visible. It's been around for awhile and it has been coming for awhile. It's sort of like Spring. It may come later than we might like or earlier than we expect but come it will. The Spring of a raised consciousness it going to come about the same way The Huns visited Rome, or The Moors swept across so much of the eastern world; changing the arts, science, architecture and human thought of the time and leaving a lasting impact right up to this day. In the modern day, Shit has been happening from the top down for some time. Now it's going to start happening from the bottom up and being amplified by the force of the planets and whatever mysterious power guides their movements.

Mar 22 07:09

Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

“The public should take notice,” Sethi, of the ACLU, told Motherboard. “These programs may be coming to a theater near you.” The ?facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

Mar 22 06:48

Dick Cheney’s endless lies

Dick Cheney’s endless lies: Why his Playboy interview may be his most shameless yet

The most obvious sign that Cheney is either lying to Rosen or himself — or, most likely, both — is the simple fact that he’s doing the interview in the first place. Indeed, after spending most of his eight years in the White House endeavoring to shield his deeds and words from scrutiny, it seems lately that the once-taciturn vice president cannot shut up.

(*Playboy is having a hard time selling magazines these days
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/playboy-bunny-dish-stale-article... . Do they really think an interview with Dick is going to boost sales ? )

Mar 22 05:56

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July but sanctions likely to remain until at least 2016

(*talk about your 'procrastination'.)

Mar 22 05:44

Kerry insists world powers united in Iran talks

LAUSANNE: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that world powers were “united” in their nuclear talks with Iran, amid speculation of splits with France, and stressed that he would not rush into a bad deal.

“I emphasise: We are united in our goal, our approach, our resolve and our determination to ensure that Iran’s programme is entirely peaceful,” Kerry said in Switzerland before leaving for London for talks with his British, French and German counterparts.
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The complex deal on the table, due to be finalised by July, is aimed at convincing the world that Iran will not build nuclear weapons under the guise of its ongoing civilian programme.

Mar 22 04:38

UK university faces row over anti-Israel summit

A quarrel has erupted over a British university holding a summit questioning whether Israel has a legal right to exist under international law, with some saying the conference will be a platform for anti-Semitic views, UK-based newspaper The Sunday Times reported.

The three-day summit, to be held by Southampton University, will bring together figures such as Richard Falk, a Princeton professor and former U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, and Ghada Karmi, an Exeter University research fellow who claims that she and her family were “forced” to leave their home as a result of Israel’s creation in 1948.

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Mar 22 04:26

Israel lobby's attack on academic freedom

For years, Israel lobby groups have slammed the Palestinians' call for a boycott of Israeli universities as an attack on "academic freedom". Now the mask has well and truly slipped.

Next month, the University of Southampton in the UK will hold a conference on Israel and international law to bring together "scholars from law, politics, philosophy, theology, anthropology, cultural studies history and other connected disciplines".

However, in an unashamed attack on free speech, the university has come under increasing pressure to cancel the gathering.

Late last year, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, and the Union of Jewish Students wrote to the head of Southampton's Law School, claiming that the conference would surpass the acceptable".

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Mar 22 02:28

Jeb Bush’s Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida

The plan, code-named “Homeland Security,” seeks to try to neutralize two potentially grave but homegrown threats to Mr. Bush’s long-anticipated run for president: the likely challenge from a charismatic young Republican senator from Miami, Marco Rubio, who is expected to seek the Republican nomination himself, and a demographic drift within Florida that could doom Mr. Bush there in a fall campaign against a Democrat.

The Bush effort in Florida, where Barack Obama prevailed in the last two elections, will pour enormous resources and energy over the next year into a state that many thought Mr. Bush, its governor from 1999 to 2007, would be able to count on as a bedrock of support.
***
“The political leadership of Florida is going to be with Jeb Bush.”

Mar 21 21:58

Man imprisoned for three months over possession of common vitamin powder

A Minnesota man whom authorities kept in jail for three months has finally been released and cleared of charges that he possessed an illegal substance, amphetamine.

Joseph Ray Burrell, 31, of Mankato -- which is located about 90 minutes southeast of Minneapolis -- was originally arrested for possessing a powder that police believed was amphetamine but was actually a powdered form of vitamins, like he told them when they took him into custody.

Now, despite his release, Burrell is unhappy that it took the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension lab so long to confirm what the powder actually was -- and that he was forced to remain in jail as though he were guilty of something without ever going to trial.

Mar 21 21:37

Rich Man’s Bank Hit by Bank Run, Collapse, “Bail-In”

In Europe nary a day seems to go by without some mention or rumor of a bank run or bank closure. Ground Zero of the current troubles is Greece, whose broken financial system is now wholly dependent on regular infusions of euros from the ECB. The moment those infusions stop – something the ECB has warned could happen at any time – the country’s banking system collapses. On Wednesday Greek banks saw deposit outflows of €300 million, the highest in a single day since a February deal with the euro zone that staved off a banking collapse.

Mar 21 19:13

A+ 3-minute rap video: Schools fail to educate on Life’s most vital issues

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Hat tip: Zen Gardner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xe6nLVXEC0

Boy in a band’s 3-minute Don’t stay in school rap video powerfully communicates usual frustrations about high school-level education:

Students learn structure of government, including rights and leaders’ rosy rhetoric, but never compare current events to discover to what extent those rights exist, and to what extent leaders’ rhetoric match the reality of actual events.
Students aren’t trained about how money is created, mortgages, and having a job.
Students don’t know promised universal human rights (and here, here, here).
Students learn abstract math that 99%+ of adults never use (algebra, trigonometry, calculus) masked as “real-world” situations, when real-world problems exist that kill thousands and millions (and have solutions).
The conclusion is that topics that don’t apply to actual practical living, “don’t stay in school.”

We in alternate media agree.

Mar 21 19:02

A Family Business of Perpetual War

Neoconservative pundit Robert Kagan and his wife, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, run a remarkable family business: she has sparked a hot war in Ukraine and helped launch Cold War II with Russia – and he steps in to demand that Congress jack up military spending so America can meet these new security threats. This extraordinary husband-and-wife duo makes quite a one-two punch for the Military-Industrial Complex, an inside-outside team that creates the need for more military spending, applies political pressure to ensure higher appropriations, and watches as thankful weapons manufacturers lavish grants on like-minded hawkish Washington think tanks.

Mar 21 13:00

David Cameron and Ed Miliband need to forget spin and give public the truth

Is it me or is the run up to this General Election being ­dominated by negative, lacklustre campaigning and politicians with a mental age of five?
***
All the personal insults politicians lob at each other, all the spin and jibes, might be a jolly good jape at Prime ­Minister’s Questions, but tearing clumps out of each other isn’t a strategy to fight an ­election. Nor to get the voters on side.

(*It's the same damned thing , on this side of the bloody pond , there , Mate .)

Mar 21 09:49

Civic Literacy and the Assault on Canadian Democracy - Terrorizing Canada With Stephen Harper

The Harper government’s pursuit of its odious Secret Police Act (C51) is just another chapter in the most through-going, and massive social engineering project in the history of the country.

Mar 21 09:37

Ted Cruz Fuels 2016 Chatter With Hyped Speech

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is fueling chatter about his 2016 plans with a speech planned Monday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

One aide to the likely Republican presidential candidate told The Daily Caller “you’ll want to be there” for the speech but didn’t reveal what Cruz plans to say while appearing at the Christian university founded by the late Jerry Falwell.
***
Should he enter the race, Cruz is expected to offer himself as a conservative alternative candidate to GOP establishment favorites like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

(*I'm J.E.B. , and I approve this submission )

Mar 21 09:09

Federal judges declare cops can arbitrarily arrest hundreds of people; citizens have no freedom of assembly

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed an earlier decision that allowed participants in the so-called "Occupy Wall Street" movement to sue New York City police following a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge four years ago.

As reported by Courthouse News, a three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to dismiss the lawsuit without so much as even a hearing on the case.

Mar 21 09:01

Know Your GMO Bar Codes

No matter what your choices are when you prowl the aisles of your local supermarket, it is now more important than ever to be an informed

Mar 21 08:56

U.S. Begs Russia to Remain in ‘SWIFT’ - The One Bank Fails Again

Does it get any funnier than this? Well, arguably, we’ve already seen an even funnier episode from these financial “Wile E. Coyotes”. But let’s begin with a look at the most recent “botched operation” by the psychopaths of the One Bank.

To any readers with even a moderate comprehension of global events; it has been completely obvious that the Western financial crime syndicate which rules over us (the One Bank) has targeted Russia for (at least) economic destruction – and perhaps political destruction, as well. It has commenced this campaign by unleashing its most-ferocious attack dog on Russia: the United States (aka “the Fourth Reich”).

The political/economic terrorism against Russia began with the coup in Ukraine, which was fully and completely orchestrated by U.S. Neo-Cons (most unelected), who actually “run” the U.S. government. This was immediately followed by a two-pronged strategy, directed squarely against Russia itself.

Mar 21 08:55

Holodomor: The Ukrainian Holocaust of 1933

The killing of 10 million Christians by the Jewish Bolsheviks under Joseph Stalin 1932-1933 in Ukraine. These events are also known as Holodomor.

Mar 21 08:52

What Would Ike Do?

By Patrick J. Buchanan
***
Excuse me? Who is the senior partner here? Who needs whom more?

Israel is entitled to choose its own leaders, who are entitled to make their own policy. But that goes for us as well.

We are today headed for a collision with Israel as serious as Suez ’56, and we are about to see what Barack Obama is made of.
***

Mar 21 08:45

Flashback: SPLC and the ADL dropped from FBI Hate Crimes Webpage

It was always a bit horrifying that the ADL and the SPLC are deeply intertwined with government, particularly at the federal level. So the world is a little better place now that these organizations have been been dropped as “resources” on the FBI‘s Hate Crime Web page.

Mar 21 08:29

Fraternal Order Of Police President: Anti-Police Protests Discouraging Applicants

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Wenjian Liu. Rafael Ramos.

These are just a few of the lives that have been claimed by officer-civilian shootings over the last three years. What happened during these incidents can be disputed — the fact that they’ve had an enormous impact on this nation cannot.

Though officer attacks and ambushes are rare, the effect of high-profile civilian deaths has drawn attention to the public perception of those working in law enforcement.

Amid all the tension, including an overwhelming amount of anti-police protests, is the desire to work in law enforcement diminishing?

Mar 21 08:19

Federal judges declare cops can arbitrarily arrest hundreds of people; citizens have no freedom of assembly

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed an earlier decision that allowed participants in the so-called "Occupy Wall Street" movement to sue New York City police following a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge four years ago.

As reported by Courthouse News, a three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to dismiss the lawsuit without so much as even a hearing on the case.

Mar 21 08:18

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

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

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Mar 21 07:14

Is Israel Losing Its Soul?

Fear defeated hope in Tuesday’s election, disfiguring our future.

When the astounding results of Israel’s general elections began trickling in on Tuesday night, I was seated in Israel Public Television’s new white-and-blue studio. The sense of shock that pervaded the freshly decorated stage was palpable. Suddenly my iPhone lit up with a new WhatsApp text. It was from the daughter of a dear friend, a university student, informing me that she intended to renew her European passport. This country has no future, she wrote. If I want to lead a normal life, I have to leave.

Mar 21 07:11

EU changes rules to extend Russian sanctions without unanimity among its 28 members

Although officials didn’t spell it out explicitly, the formulation aims to reverse the burden of proof for extending the sanctions, which include bans on the sales of arms or sophisticated equipment for the oil and gas industry, along with measures that effectively stop Russia and its largest banks from using western capital markets.

Mar 20 22:37

America’s Dead-End in the Middle East

When empires weaken, they don’t merely withdraw. Rather, they leave behind a trail of broken promises and confusion.

When columnist Thomas L. Friedman suggests the U.S. should arm ISIS – thus joining the Saudi-Israeli regional war on Iran and the Shiites – it seems time to question the sanity of U.S. opinion- and policy-makers. But that is where the muddled U.S. post-9/11 strategy has led, explains Daniel Lazare.

Mar 20 20:31

Debt-damned economics: either learn monetary reform, or kiss your assets goodbye (7 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my high school teaching assignment for Advanced Placement Macroeconomics students (available as extra credit for other classes) on how money is created. I offer this for non-profit use; divided into seven sections:

Instructions (1 of 7)
Contextual orientation: seeing the past as clearly as possible (2 of 7)
Money and bank credit (3 of 7)
Fractional reserve banking (4 of 7)
Debt (public, private) and money supply (5 of 7)
Historical struggle between government-issued money and private bank-issued credit (6 of 7)
Cost-benefit analysis for monetary reform in your world of the present (7 of 7)
**

6. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Monetary Reform

Mar 20 19:46

Chicago police commander resigns in wake of Homan Square black site revelations

The news came as attorneys for three Homan Square victims announced that they would file the first civil rights lawsuit over the facility with the aim of shutting down the complex likened by attorneys and activists to the domestic law enforcement equivalent of a CIA “black site.”

Mar 20 19:45

What's next in police state America? Why wearable alcohol biosensors of course!

Scientists will compete to create an improved wearable alcohol biosensor contest sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) or really the National Institutes of Health (NIH) FYI, the NIAA is a component of the NIH. If you guessed Homeland Security is behind this, give yourself a gold star. Click here & here to read more. Don't forget wherever DHS goes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is sure to follow. MADD has a close relationship with Homeland Security, click here & here to read more.

Mar 20 19:03

Via Rail plotters went far beyond mere grumbling: DiManno

There is no offence, no charge, no conviction and certainly no prison sentence for what they think.

Of us.

This nation. Canadians. Our military, our government, our Criminal Code. And, of course, the Jews.

That is the beauty of a democracy and secular laws: you may think what you wish, however reprehensible the ideas. You may speak your thoughts out loud. You may rail against citizens and institutions.

You can be anti-Semitic, misogynist, homophobic and completely evil at heart.

Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were all those things.

But these men aren’t going to prison for any of that.

(*The jury wasn't convinced !)

Mar 20 18:42

Feds tighten rules for chemical disclosure of fracking fluids

The Obama administration said Friday that it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in gas production but raised widespread concerns about possible groundwater contamination.
***
This administration never misses a chance to appease radical environmentalists,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

The new rule amounts to “regulating a process that is already properly regulated” by states, Boehner said. “Meanwhile, the people who work hard every day to produce American energy safely and reliably will have to bear needless costs and headaches.”

Mar 20 17:36

Army's Withdrawal of Officer's Silver Star Sparks Ire of Congress

A group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer.

Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is seeking to release him with a less-than-honorable discharge. The officer plans to fight the move, his attorney says.

The secretary acted after the CIA informed the Army that Maj. Golsteyn, during a polygraph exam for a job application, told of killing a terrorist who was making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the weapon that has killed more Americans in Afghanistan than any other. The Army also removed Maj. Golsteyn from the elite ranks of the Green Berets.

Mar 20 13:18

FBI accuses NYPD officer of scamming road accident victims

When most people are short of cash, they either sell some junk on eBay or get a second job. NYPD Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Yehuda Katz, on the other hand, decided to try something a little more audacious: a scam that involved breaking into into the FBI's database. According to the bureau's rap sheet, Katz installed a hidden camera and a remote link inside the NYPD's Traffic Safety Office. Why? Because when he could see the office wasn't occupied, he was able to fire up the compromised machine and search both the NYPD and FBI's records concerning vehicle accidents.

Mar 20 12:54

Feds Preparing to Invade Texas, List State as ‘Hostile’

Alex Jones talks with Infowars reporter and Army veteran Joe Biggs about a newly released military document detailing the US Army’s plan to wage war on the American people.

Mar 20 12:44

Bombshell Video: Sheriff & Entire Board of Commissioners Admit to Breaking Federal & State Laws

In the video, recorded in January, the Newaygo deputy knowingly admits to breaking federal and state laws that prohibit quota policies in police departments. Not only does he admit to breaking the law, but after he does so, the entire board of commissioners votes to enact his measure of breaking the law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the police themselves are outside the law, citizens have no obligation to obey the police, cooperate with them, and may, under the United States Supreme Court decision "John Bad Elk vs United States" resist such lawless behavior by the police up to and including the use of lethal force.

Mar 20 12:24

Hawaii mouints attack on Second Amendment

The dangerous threat to the Second Amendment that he's been warning you about has made its way to Hawaii!

In 2012 you may remember that 7 members of the Hawaii Legislature went on record--demanding a Constitutional Convention to repeal the Second Amendment.

This year at least four separate pieces of legislation in Honolulu aim to open up the U.S. Constitution -- and ALL of your cherished rights and freedoms it contains -- for the political class to whack away at.

They are HCR56, HCR36, HCR53, and SB293.

Unsurprisingly, the proposals put forth in HCR56, HCR36, HCR53, and SB293 largely deal with REPEALING or limiting your First Amendment rights too.

Once this Pandora's box is opened, it cannot be shut.

First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fourth Amendment -- the right to due process -- all of it, could be gutted.

Mar 20 10:51

Nevada cop in infamous forfeiture video arrested on felony charge

Almost a year after a Nevada deputy was exposed on video stealing $50,000 from a man under threat of the state’s forfeiture laws, accusing the man of crimes he could not prove, the deputy was arrested on a felony assault with a weapon charge.

Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy Lee Dove was arrested Tuesday by the Winnemucca Police Department, which so far has released little details other than Dove apparently pointed a weapon at somebody else at a convenience store.

Dove was not on-duty as he has been on administrative leave since January for an unspecified reason.

Mar 20 09:42

The extinct dinosaur called The Individual

“Give up your dreams,

Mar 20 08:30

Google Disables All Ads on Antiwar.com

– because we have a page showing the Abu Ghraib abuses.

Update: After channels of communication were opened as a result of this article on Gawker, Google contacted us and said they would be restoring our ads.

However, Friday morning I received another demand to remove content from our site. Google has decided this page must be removed.

We have no intention of letting Google dictate our editorial policies.

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Google ads refused to have ads at WRH. Not quite the image of Google as portrayed in "The Internship", is it!

Mar 20 08:24

Oregon witness jailed for 905 days goes free with check for $5,750

Oregon is really a strange place these days!

Benito Vasquez-Hernandez left the Washington County Jail on Thursday in the front passenger seat of a patrol car.

He wore a plaid shirt, khaki pants and tennis shoes.

All of his belongings fit in a grocery bag.

His exit, not through the usual release door, was out of the sight of media waiting as he ended his 905th day in jail -- and with it, his notoriety as the longest-held witness in Oregon and perhaps the nation.

Mar 20 08:15

U.S. Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport

The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC’s Dulles airport, customs officers might take a picture of you and use facial recognition technology to figure out if you really are who you say you are. On March 11, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) quietly rolled out a new facial recognition pilot program to help custom officers catch “imposters,” or people using a passport that isn’t theirs, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Motherboard on Wednesday.

Mar 20 07:49

Protest against Police Violence in France

Some 200 gathered to protest against police violence as the trial of two police officers charged in the 2005 case of the deaths of Bouna Traore, 15, and Zyed Benna, 17, got underway. Traore and Benna died after being electrocuted, and a third boy was severely burned. Police had chased the boys as they made their way home from a football match.

Mar 20 06:56

FBI Moves to Broaden Hacking Authority - Google Says it Poses “Monumental Constitutional Concern”

A judicial advisory panel Monday quietly approved a rule change that will broaden the FBI’s hacking authority despite fears raised by Google that the amended language represents a “monumental” constitutional concern.

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules voted 11-1 to modify an arcane federal rule to allow judges more flexibility in how they approve search warrants for electronic data, according to a Justice Department spokesman.

The FBI wants the expanded authority, which would allow it to more easily infiltrate computer networks to install malicious tracking software.

Mar 20 06:56

Google claims its 'FaceNet' system has almost perfected recognising human faces - and is accurate 99.96% of the time

In the paper, titled 'FaceNet: A Unified Embedding for Face Recognition and Clustering', Google claims the system achieved nearly 100-percent accuracy rate on the facial recognition dataset Labeled Faces in the Wild.

The dataset uses more than 13,000 face images from the Internet to measure how accurate the algorithms are at verifying whether two images are of the same individual

Mar 20 06:53

35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists

Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. As historian Gabriel Kolko observed in 1988, “The notion of an honest puppet is a contradiction Washington has failed to resolve anywhere in the world since 1945.” What follows is a brief A to Z guide to the history of that failure.

Mar 20 06:46

France Moves to Make "Conspiracy Theories" Illegal by Government Decree

Political elites and super-bureaucrats are worried. It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.

A history stitched together by lies and cover-ups, political assassinations, slight-of-hand false flag deceptions, secret societies, dual loyalties and stolen fortunes – this have been the privilege of ruling elites for centuries.

Mar 20 06:33

Realtor feared the worst

This was my neighbor.He was a well liked man who had very little. A couple of beloved dogs a truck and his home. The Bank,The Wasco County Sheriff's department and the Oregon State Police took it all from him.
I don't believe much of the story that has come out. They did a 24 hour autopsy and declared him a suicide because he could have come out. Bull! They had him surrounded with machine guns a robot and an armored vehicle.They shot the house full of incendiary teargas. That's when the place went up. They say he shot one of his dogs but one dog was found near him him unshot.The other dog was found near the front door where the police tried to enter. They haven't produced a gun either.The whole thing stinks!

As soon as the bank told Dee Ashley last Friday that she had to give an eviction notice Monday to a man she’d seen declining for months, she had a gut feeling it would end badly.

Mar 20 04:07

The Boston Show Trial

The Boston Show Trial: The “bloody confession” of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Not even Leonardo da Vinci could have written uniformly spaced, straight-line text on the curved surface of the inside of a boat

This exemplifies the absurdity of the phony trial taking place in Boston to cover up the phony “bombing”: not only would it have required a special pencil, but the confession is written in straight lines, which are uniformly spaced, which would be impossible for someone lying on their side and using the curved surface of a boat as their template!

Mar 20 03:55

Boston Bombing Hoax Continues With Trial

The current trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev features a mass of fabricated evidence including video purporting to show Dzhokhar killing a policeman.
Even more disturbing, it involves the complicity of dozens of false witnesses, including "friends,"
the mass media, his lawyers, police and the "justice"
system in general.

The evidence for concluding that this was a drill using amputee actors and special effects filming is overwhelming, where neither Tamerlan nor Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were responsible for the explosions or events thereafter. The mass media insults our intelligence. How, for example, could Dzhokhar have run over his brother after Tamerlan had been arrested by the police?

(*just a reminder that this silly $#!^ continues in Boston , and that our tax dollars are funding it .)

Mar 20 03:34

Dollar Heads for Steepest Weekly Slide Since 2013 on Yellen

A gauge of the dollar headed for the steepest weekly slide since August 2013 after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank was in no hurry to raise interest rates.

Mar 20 03:30

Bank of New York Mellon Will Settle Currency Trade Case for $714 Million

The Bank of New York Mellon will pay $714 million to settle accusations that it cheated government pension funds and other investors for more than a decade, federal and state authorities announced on Thursday. It is part of a deal requiring the bank to dismiss some employees and make fuller public disclosures of its foreign exchange operation.

Mar 20 03:27

Racial Thursdays – Alaska Platoon Investigated For Questionable Tradition

Tradition is strong in the military, regardless of the branch. However, a platoon in Alaska may have taken the idea of “tradition” a bit too far and created something questionable.

A platoon in Alaska at Fort Wainwright is currently under investigation for something that’s come to be called “Racial Thursdays.” According to reports, Racial Thursdays offer the men in the platoon one day a week to freely use racial slurs against each other without retaliation by the recipient. The platoon is part of the 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team – the 2nd platoon, C company, 3rd battalion, 21st infantry regiment.

Mar 20 03:18

GESTAPO:

GESTAPO: Virginia Liquor Cops Who Ambushed Girl Over Bottled Water Now Beat Black Man

This week’s incident at the University of Virginia (UVA) in which police left a black student with a gruesomely bloodied face marks the second time in less than two years that the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control has brutalized a student at the prestigious taxpayer-funded school.

The latest instance of police viciousness occurred just after midnight on Wednesday when Alcohol Beverage Control police accosted UVA junior Martese Johnson, who had tried to enter the local Trinity Irish Pub with a fake ID.

Mar 19 17:29

Jeb Bush, and the predictable arc of presidential primaries

I don't know if Jeb Bush is a naturally optimistic fellow, although if you asked him he'd surely say he is (every candidate has to proclaim their optimism, particularly about America). But in recent weeks he's had some cause for concern. Not long ago, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found a full 42 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for him. Bush is the "establishment" candidate at a time when the Tea Party still dominates the Republican base.

And Republicans seem unusually taken with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has all the correct positions for GOP primary voters, not to mention the glow that comes from being the Next Big Thing. After two elections in which older, familiar figures won the nomination then lost to Barack Obama, one might think the party is ready to nominate someone new.

But Bush may not have to worry. If the primaries go the way they usually do, he'll prevail.

Mar 19 17:23

Rand Paul to Announce Presidential Campaign

Rand Paul 2016: Kentucky Senator Set to Announce Presidential Campaign in Early April

Paul will make the major announcement at a rally at the Galt House in Louisville.

Mar 19 17:09

What Does the Netanyahu Victory 'Mean' for America?

Was it a clear endorsement of Netanyahu's policies? Do we even know what those policies will turn out to be?

Didn’t other nations pretty much say to the US after Bush’s re-election, “Okay, but if you want to start or continue Bush’s wars, you are now on your own.”

Is it not at least conceivable that other nations should now respond to Israel and say, “Okay, but if you truly are not going to agree to a two-state solution, and if your settlements are going to continue to be planned and located to make a two-state solution impossible, then you are now on your own"?

I mean, can we not make continued support contingent on a policy that has at least some hope of leading to (1) peace in the Mideast, and (2) extrication of the US from a situation in which we are attacked and our citizens are killed because we are perceived to support Israel unconditionally?

Mar 19 17:00

Obama to 'reassess' Israel relationship

President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States would "reassess" aspects of its relationship with Israel after Netanyahu's provocative statements leading up to Tuesday's Israeli election.
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"The President told the Prime Minister that we will need to re-assess our options following the Prime Minister's new positions and comments regarding the two state solution," according to a White House official.

Mar 19 16:45

Google reportedly blackmailed websites into giving it content for free

According to the report, for one example, Google took content from companies like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon. In the latter case, Google lifted product rankings and placed them in their own search results for those products. When the companies complained to Google about the process, Google threatened to remove them entirely from results. The Journal quotes this section of the report: "It is clear that Google’s threat was intended to produce, and did produce, the desired effect, which was to coerce Yelp and TripAdvisor into backing down."

Mar 19 15:32

Is violent change inevitable in Ethiopia?

Graham Peebles argues that unity, organisation and peaceful resistance, not violent rebellion, is the way to get rid of Ethiopia’s repressive and discredited regime, which now emulates the military dictatorship it ousted.

Mar 19 15:15

De-Dollarization Accelerates As More Of Washington’s “Allies” Defect To China-Led Bank

The global de-dollarization trend continues as it appears the UK’s move to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank has indeed shown other US “allies” that spurning Washington’s advice is actually acceptable and concerns about the institution’s “standards” may simply be a diversion aimed at undermining China’s attempt to exercise more influence in its own backyard.

Mar 19 13:12

Magic Obama Logic: Mandatory Voting = Good, Mandatory Voter IDs = Bad and Racist

It’s being reported that Obama recently went on record that he believes the U.S. should have mandatory voting. An interesting stance, wouldn’t you say, considering he’s staunchly against mandatory voter ID laws.

In fact, his latest pick for Attorney General to replace Eric Holder went on the record that mandatory voter ID laws are all fueled by, what else? Racism.

So…mandatory voter laws = good, but mandatory voter ID = bad and racist? How exactly does that work again?

Mar 19 13:04

Court: NSA Spying May Continue Even If Congress Lets Authority Expire

The National Security Agency may be allowed to continue scooping up American phone records indefinitely even if congressional authority for the spying program expires later this year, according to a recently declassified court order.

The legal underpinning of the NSA's bulk collection of U.S. call data resides in a provision of the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act that is scheduled to sunset on June 1. The common understanding among lawmakers and the intelligence community is that the surveillance program will halt unless Congress reauthorizes Section 215 of the Patriot Act in some fashion.

But a passage buried on the last pages of an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court declassified last week leaves open the door for the program—exposed publicly by Edward Snowden nearly two years ago—to continue even if lawmakers let Section 215 lapse.

Mar 19 12:50

France Moves to Make ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Illegal by Government Decree

Political elites and super-bureaucrats are worried. It’s becoming harder to control consensus reality.

A history stitched together by lies and cover-ups, political assassinations, slight-of-hand false flag deceptions, secret societies, dual loyalties and stolen fortunes – this have been the privilege of the ruling elite for centuries.

Putting aside history’s ‘big ticket’ items though, the real reason is much more fundamental. By knocking out their intellectual competition, political elites and their media moguls hope to eliminate all alternative analysis and opinion by labeling it as “extremist”. They want to wind back the clock, to a pre-internet, monolithic corporate media cartel, and back to a monopoly of ideas.

Mar 19 11:51

SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT CAUGHT EDITING THEIR WIKIPEDIA PAGE TO REMOVE SECTIONS ABOUT MISCONDUCT

A San Diego Police Department dispatcher and anonymous Wikipedia users have edited or deleted paragraphs from the misconduct section of the police department’s Wikipedia page five times since January 2014. One of the Wikipedia users told U-T Watchdog he made the changes because individual cases were wrongly used to smear the whole department, or because of inaccuracies.

Mar 19 10:59

The Coming Color Revolution Chaos in Kyrgyzstan

The first part of the article discussed Richard Miles’ Color Revolution credentials and why the arrival of the ‘Male Nuland’ in Bishkek likely portends an oncoming destabilization there. It also looked at American policy towards Uzbekistan and the importance of Ambassador Spratlen’s appointment to Tashkent. An overview of the US’s grand strategy against Russia, as adapted for the Central Asian vector, was also explored in that section. At this juncture, the article forecasts what the chaos that Miles is about to unleash in Kyrgyzstan will look like, including the tempting ‘media Crimea’ scenario that is bound to split Tashkent from Moscow and crown Uzbekistan as the US’s long-term Lead From Behind proxy in Central Asia.

Mar 19 10:57

Can the Ukrainian Government Target Americans in the US?

If you have a website, write, read, or like something in social media that strays outside the new lines the war isn’t coming, its now here.

What would we do? Disrupt, deny, degrade, deceive, corrupt, usurp or destroy the information. The information, please don’t forget, is the ultimate objective of cyber. That will directly impact the decision-making process of the adversary’s leader who is the ultimate target.”- Joel Harding on Ukraine’s cyber strategy

Mar 19 10:00

US DISTRICT COURT BANS PRO PALESTINIAN ADS ON SEATTLE BUSES

County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday.

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"Because serving Israel supercedes the Bill of Rights!!!"

Mar 19 09:20

Obama Now Calling For Mandatory Voting in the U.S.

Sounds…oh, I dunno…just a smidge like a dictator, no? Forcing people to vote in sham elections? Why, so crony puppets like him can have a 90% win and we can continue on with this lie that any pleb’s vote actually counts in the United Corporations of America?

Mar 19 09:02

Infographic: The middle class has shrunk in every single state since 2000

The Shrinking Middle Class, Mapped State by State

Mar 19 07:51

The Rats are POURING out of DC’s Sinking Ship

As many here know, the East has been trying to formulate its banking alternatives for its member states these past several years. This is of monumental importance to Eurasian alliances, because without a network of lending institutions of their own, they’ve often been at the (lack of) mercy of the Western banking powers. For several years now, Eastern alliances such as the BRICS, have made a great deal of progress on this front.

That progress has been met with fear and loathing from DC and London, as previously, they’ve enjoyed the perks from being the world’s predatory lender through institutions like the World Bank and IMF.

During the last week however, while many of us weren’t looking, some very interesting developments have been taking place on the “grand chessboard”!

Mar 19 07:50

Landmark New York Synagogue attempts to shut down Nakba discussion

On the eve of an important event scheduled to take place this evening featuring representatives from two vital human rights organizations discussing issues critical to achieving a just and sustainable solution to the crisis in Palestine and Israel, the Executive Director of a tony uptown synagogue where the event was contracted to take place, has attempted to cancel the event.

In what can only be perceived as an effort to shut down discussion and silence discourse of the “Ongoing Nakba” within New York’s Jewish community, one day before the program with Palestinian human rights organization, Badil (whose timely recently released Corporate Complicity in Violations of International Law in Palestine [pdf] is a must read), and Israeli human rights organization Zochrot, the Lincoln Square Synagogue (LSS) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side canceled the event with no explanation.

Mar 19 07:48

Exposed: US Played Secret Role in Botched Philippine Raid That Left Dozens Dead

Contradicting prior U.S. claims, a Philippine government investigation released Tuesday in Manila suggests that the U.S. secretly had a hand in a failed commando raid in that country that resulted in a bloodbath and set in motion an ongoing political scandal.

In the botched January Mamasapano operation, which targeted two "terrorists" with U.S. bounties on their heads, Philippine forces suffered a disastrous defeat that left 44 police officers, four civilians, and 18 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front dead. One of the suspects, Zulkifli bin Hir, was also killed in the confrontation.

The consequences, however, went far beyond the immediate lives lost.

Mar 19 07:43

German protester who wore 'University of Auschwitz, 1941' T-shirt faces prison

A woman in Germany could face up to five years in prison for inciting hatred after she was filmed at an anti-Islam rally wearing a T-shirt that compared the Auschwitz concentration camp to a university.
The woman, who has not been named under German privacy laws, was filmed at a demonstration last October wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “University Auschwitz, est. 1941”.

Mar 19 07:39

'Nuland Ensconced in Neocon Camp Who Believes in Noble Lie'

Victoria Nuland’s anti-Russian rhetoric comes from the neocon camp of US politics, seeking to stir the Ukraine crisis, thrilled by the prospect of defense industry expansion and more arms sales, Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Peace Institute told RT.

Mar 19 07:33

Evading Drones + Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is the primary method human detection on the battlefield. Whether it be a drone, an Apache helicopter, or an individual soldier, thermal imaging is the best tool available for the job

How To Kill A Drone:
Since Drones Can Kill Americans

Mar 19 07:10

Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance

Mar 19 06:55

Fed doublespeak and the dismantling of the middle class: Fed states dropping “patient” word doesn’t mean it is impatient on rates. In 1970 roughly 7 percent of all income was earned by the top 1 percent. Today it is closer to 20 percent.

The Fed has taken a page out of George Orwell’s 1984. Doublespeak is all the rage and the Fed’s statements are analyzed as if sifting for gold. Even when they don’t do anything markets jump. The Fed sets the tone on our debt addiction. The Fed dropped the word “patient” in terms of increasing interest rates but then goes on to say this doesn’t mean that it will be impatient. Say what? The Fed hints at tapering and balks because it claims there is “low inflation” but when we look at real inflation, the price of many items is shooting up dramatically. Many of these items were staples of the middle class including an affordable college education, a home, and being able to earn a good wage. Back in 1975 roughly 7 percent of all income earned went to the top 1 percent. Today it is closer to 20 percent. The last time it was this high was during the years prior to the Great Depression.

Mar 19 06:53

The limits and possibilities of dissent in an age of militarized policing

It's hard not to admire Lesley J. Wood. She is an associate professor of sociology at York University, an activist in the anti-poverty and global justice movements and a thoughtful writer.

For instance, instead of dismissing the sometimes brutal behaviours of enforcement officers during the G20 summit with an aggrieved insult or a rude gesture and letting it go at that, she put herself in their shoes, imagining herself "a police commander whose job and legitimacy depended on effectively maintaining the status quo."

Mar 19 06:41

Fury at University of Virginia after cops bash black honors student bloody while arresting him for public intoxication …and now the governor is calling for an investigation

Virginia's governor is asking for an investigation into how a college student ended up bloodied during an arrest outside of a bar early Wednesday morning.

Martese Johnson, a junior at University of Virginia, was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice without force, and public swearing or intoxication after being denied entry to a campus-area bar.

Governor Terry McAuliffe's office released a statement Wednesday that called for state police to examine 'the use of force' by liquor control officers.

In a video obtained by student newspaper The Cavalier Daily, a bystander shouts that Johnson's head is bleeding and Johnson is heard yelling: 'I go to UVA. You f******* racists. ... How did this happen?'

A group called Concerned Black Students circulated a statement saying that Johnson did not resist during questioning or his arrest outside of Trinity Irish Pub and received 10 stitches in his head after the arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Soooooooooo ... those Israeli trainers for our police working out for you?

Mar 19 06:33

Lies, Kerry’s Lies, and Color Revolution Statistics

Even a seasoned cynic sometimes gasps in disbelief. “President Putin misinterprets much of what the U.S. is doing or trying to do,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a press conference in Geneva on March 2. “We are not involved in ‘numerous color revolutions’ as he asserts. In the case of Ukraine, such assumptions are also wrong. The United States support international law with respect to the sovereignty and integrity of other people.”

This is akin to Count Dracula asserting his strict adherence to a vegan diet and his principled respect for the integrity of blood banks worldwide.

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