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Apr 29 08:25

Using Cash? Prove You’re Not a Terrorist

By Jeff Thomas

Recently, France decided to crack down on those people who make cash payments and withdrawals and who hold small bank accounts. The reason given was, not surprisingly, to “fight terrorism,” the handy catchall justification for any new restriction governments wish to impose on their citizens. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin stated at the time, “[T]errorism feeds on fraud, money laundering, and petty trafficking.” ...

Do you need to make a deposit on a car? That might be suspect. Did you just deposit a dividend you received? It might be a payment from a terrorist organisation. Planning a holiday and need some cash? You might need to be investigated for terrorism.

And France is not alone...

Apr 29 08:19

"Fast Track" Flouts the Constitution

On Saturday, just a few days after the president accused her of spreading "misinformation," about the TPP trade deal I like to call SHAFTA, the Massachusetts senator hit back hard in a letter to the White House.

While the Obama administration has, she pointed out, given 500 or so corporate lobbyists inside access to TPP negotiations, it has left the public completely in the dark.

In fact, as Senator Warren went on to write, "It is currently illegal for the press, experts, advocates, or the general public to review the text of this agreement. And while ... Members of Congress may 'walk over ... and read the text of the agreement' -- as we have done -- [we] are prohibited by law from discussing the specifics of that text in public."

That's right -- members of Congress, the elected representatives of "We the People" can't talk to the public about the biggest trade treaty in US history.

Apr 29 08:16

Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution.

Apr 29 08:15

Police’s “breaking story” on Freddie Gray’s recent spinal surgery – insult and mockery

It’s understandable and not surprising that police and their sympathizers would want to grab at straws to distance these officers from the terrible fate Freddie Gray suffered at their hands, but this is truly feeble and pathetic.

Even if it’s true that Freddie Gray had a car accident that gave him some whiplash, that does nothing to absolve the police of responsibly for his death from a severed spine, or explain why another man died ten years from the same injuries at the hands of the same police force.

But according to them, ‘Freddie should have stayed home, instead of going out to sell drugs.’ Never mind that there was never any evidence that he was engaged in such activities.

Apr 29 08:05

A Better Way to Read the First Amendment

But Neuborne's main thesis is not the worship of James Madison, and he merely suffers the same blindness to war as the rest of his society, believing, as he writes, that the world is "dependent on the anchor of American power" (whether the world wants it or not). While legalizing murder may not be a problem for Neuborne's view of the Constitution, legalizing bribery is. And that's where Madison's Music becomes useful. Each time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of plutocracy it is ruling against precedents, common sense, basic decency, and a coherent and plausible reading of the Bill of Rights that reads the various amendments as aimed at strengthening democracy.

Apr 29 08:03

The War on Cash: Transparently Totalitarian

While the forces pushing for centralization of power have been prevailing for decades, they haven’t won a total victory yet. Technologies that empower the individual and that tend toward decentralization—including the Internet, encryption, 3D printing, and cryptocurrencies—offer a powerful ray of hope, reasons to be optimistic about the future.

So the tug of war between the collectivists and the rest of us continues.

One thing that would tip the scales heavily in favor of the collectivists would be victory in the War on Cash. Their goal is to eliminate the use of hand-to-hand currency, so that governments can document, control, and tax everything.

It’s exactly like what Ron Paul said: “The cashless society is the IRS’s dream: total knowledge of, and control over, the finances of every single American.”

Apr 29 07:57

Baltimore, and America's double standard on violence

Riots are always an interesting time to observe the mainstream press, because it's often when the mask of "objectivity" slips, and anchors and pundits slip into blatant editorializing. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer was stunned and outraged that the police weren't there to protect property. Don Lemon grilled the Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor over their insufficient aggressiveness in confronting the riot. Even David Simon, the creator of The Wire, told rioters to "go home."

Perhaps the best summary of this worldview came from Howard Kurtz, the media correspondent for Fox News, who wrote a tweet simultaneously bemoaning the rioting while implicitly absolving the police of wrongdoing for Gray's death:

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I am glad the violence is declining and was not echoed in other cities. That being said, let us not forget that the people of Baltimore and indeed all of the nation have a legitimate concern about the out-of-control police brutality committed by police of all colors against Americans of all colors. Hillary is already grandstanding this incident demanding a bond of trust and respect between the people and the police, but trust must be earned, not demanded, and respect is a two-way street. The police must show they respect the American citizen and in particular our rights under the Constitution before they can expect respect back.

Apr 29 07:47

Baltimore Unrest: Police Credit Curfew as Overnight Violence Subsides

Baltimore police credited an overnight curfew with helping to restore some level of order in a community shaken by violence and unrest.

Law enforcement fired smoke canisters and pepper balls after some protesters defied the curfew, which went into effect at 10 p.m. and continued until 5 a.m. By midnight, 10 arrests had been made, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

"Curfew is, in fact, working," Batts said. "The city is stable. We'd like to keep it that way."

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"The curfew will be made permanent!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 29 07:45

With a Bang or a Whimper (How the Financial World Resets)

The global financial world is increasingly unstable and approaching a reset. A few reasons why:

Global debt is approximately $200 Trillion and rapidly increasing. Debts are either paid or defaulted. Default seems likely – either directly or via hyperinflation.

Global derivatives are, depending on who is counting, around $1,000 Trillion. Derivatives were at the center of the 2008 crash and are even more dangerous now.

Speculation, debt, and “printing currencies” have been excessive in many countries. Other similar periods of excessive speculation were 1929 and 2000. “Printing currency” has never solved problems.

So how does the financial world, as we know it, reset? Let’s speculate!

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Theory" The money-junkies order the government to confiscate all the assets of the people and hand them over! From then on, non-money-junkies are only allowed to live, work, and travel by the leave of the new feudal lordships.

Apr 29 07:33

Police Brutality Is Not Skin Deep

Every day a new story comes out about something awful a police officer has done. And 99% of the time, nobody seems to care. The death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland is just the latest in a constant barrage of public atrocities committed by men in government uniforms. It is not an isolated incident, nor are its circumstances unique, yet much of the public has again been polarized into their usual political factions – the dusty "obey the law and you won't get hurt" conservatives and the chronically offended "check your riot-shaming privilege" progressives.

But for anyone serious about stopping cops from shooting unarmed men in the back, throwing grenades into baby cribs, tasering eight-year-olds and punching women, including a 9-month pregnant Air Force veteran, the common thread in all of these tragedies should be examined at its roots. It is not racism, patriarchy, lack of funding, or poor training. No, the source of all this brutality is a massively invasive police state.

Apr 29 01:48

Most 8th Graders Score Low on US History, Civics

Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.

(*When an eighth grade history course is essentially a weaved web of lies , it has to be next to impossible for a person that young to untangle it , and get a good grade .
Introduce this http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#axz... to the curriculum , and see how the kids perform .)

Apr 29 01:29

Barclays Profit Rises

Barclays Profit Rises; Sets Aside More for Currency Probe

Barclays Plc posted a gain in first-quarter profit matching analysts’ estimates, even as it set aside an additional 800 million-pound ($1.2 billion) provision toward settling allegations it rigged currency benchmarks.

Apr 29 00:54

Supreme Court to Hear Oklahoma Inmates’ Lethal Injection Case

The case, Glossip v. Gross, was brought by three convicted murderers in Oklahoma who argue that the state’s recently adopted three-drug combination violates the Eighth Amendment because it poses a significant risk of terrible suffering.

Oklahoma and several other states have turned to the sedative, midazolam, as the initial agent in lethal injections because manufacturers in Europe and the United States have refused to sell them the barbiturates that were traditionally used to render prisoners unconscious.

But midazolam was implicated in three prolonged executions last year in which prisoners appeared to suffer.

Apr 29 00:30

Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation

From Amar Singh with love: Hillary campaign under fire over $5 mn donation to Clinton Foundation

A new book has raked up again the claim that former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh may have been behind a generous $5 million donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, and possibly acted as a conduit.

The allegations, which were first levelled against Singh in 2008 in a New York Times report, have resurfaced after a book raised questions over the donation made a individual named Amar Singh to the Clinton Foundation in 2008, around the same time Congress was debating the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

Apr 29 00:19

Ukraine: Massive Forest Fire Threatens Abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

Emergency crews in Ukraine are trying to stop a massive forest fire from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatesenyuk has flown over the area in the north of the country.

There was a warning that high winds were blowing the flames towards Chernobyl where, 29 years ago this week, a reactor fire led to the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

A 30 kilometre exclusion zone remains in place around the plant, which is still contaminated by radioactive particles.

Apr 28 17:12

Insight - A New Stockholm To Be Built Within 6 Years

The Swedish political elite have plans to build a new city, funded entirely by Swedish taxpayers, to accommodate the massive wave of incoming immigrants. This radical plan also proposes the confiscation of summer homes and the conversion of old historical buildings and churches in order to facilitate the arrival of new immigrants. Meanwhile, Sweden's welfare system is plummeting as politicians suffer from Stockholm syndrome, trying to be a "humanitarian superpower." Native Swedes have been chosen to carry the weight of the world, sacrificing themselves on the altar of multiculturalism.

Apr 28 16:05

Merck & Co. Trading 5.1% Higher Following Strong Earnings

Merck & Co, Inc, is a health care company. The Company delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products, which it markets directly and through its joint ventures. The Company’s operations are principally managed on a products basis and are comprised of four operating segments, which are the Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Consumer Care and Alliances segments.

(*To Die For !)

Apr 28 14:18

US Police Departments Using “Spy Rocks” to Spy on Citizens Now

An article on an annual border security expo for the so-called US “border-industrial complex” over at the London Guardian starts off by featuring spy rocks.

Yes. Exactly as it sounds.

Spy rocks.

Fake rocks with tiny cameras inside.

If it sounds like a lame episode of Inspector Gadget, that’s because it is like that, only this is real life, modern day Surveillance State USA.

Apr 28 14:02

ICE agent fatally shoots 20-year-old Detroit resident; press conference planned at 4:30 p.m.

A federal agent Monday fatally shot a 20-year-old Detroit resident who, according to police, brandished a hammer and approached the officer before he was killed.

Apr 28 12:17

Man's decade old arrest, death draws similarities to Baltimore's Freddie Gray case

Five years ago Friday, April 24, 2010, a judge sided with the estate of Dondi Johnson, Sr., a 43-year-old man who died two weeks after a ride in a police transport vehicle.

ABC2 looked into the documents to see if there are any similarities between the two cases.

Apr 28 10:58

Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming: “All Private Property Rights In The U.S. To Be Strategically Usurped”

When the needs of the one are thrown upon a rubbish heap and burned in the name of the collective good, the needs of the many are pyred with that individual! By burning the one, the basis for the freedoms of the many end up being skewered and destroyed.

Apr 28 10:28

Finnish Official: Jews Control Money, Impede US Neutrality

Finnish official asserts on state television that Jews hold vast control over wealth, media, thus impeding neutrality in US Mideast stance.

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Apr 28 09:52

Baltimore: The Rioters were Set Up

The police stood down and refrained from their usual brutality, for the cameras. Those rioters were set up. They were incited by a brutal unprovoked murder of one of their friends and left to destroy some insured property that was dispensable to the establishment. It served the more important purpose of “demonstrating” how “thuggish” these rioters are….not.

Apr 28 09:50

Macau authorities deny CIA tried to assassinate Snowden

Authorities in the Chinese region of Macau have denied news reports that Chinese Special Forces averted an attempt by the United States Central Intelligence Agency to kill or capture American defector Edward Snowden. The reports were initially published on March 8 on the website of China News Service, China’s second-largest state-owned news agency after Xinhua. The news agency, which serves China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, said that a secretive unit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army held a private function to celebrate its success against an alleged attempt by the CIA to kill Snowden. The American former computer expert worked for the CIA and the National Security Agency before defecting to Russia in the summer of 2013. Prior to arriving in Russia, however, Snowden first sought refuge in Hong Kong, where he stayed until June 23.

Apr 28 09:49

Baltimore Police Caught On Video Beating and Arresting Reporters During Protests

The mainstream media wasn’t particularly interested in covering the massive protests in Baltimore last Saturday. But once they heard about isolated incidences of violence at the rallies demanding “Justice for Freddie Gray” the began scrambling to hone in, while ignoring the rampant police brutality at the same marches.

Outside of the local area, the media has been silent on the police on the scene beating and arresting journalists, after first attempting to stop them from recording.

Apr 28 09:48

The Supreme Court Stole Your Right to CHECK the FEDS POWER

What do you call a situation where the law is ignored? Tyranny.

What about where the law is turned on its head? Fraud.

What about where the government steals the rights of the people to expand its own powers? Corruption.

Apr 28 08:42

Like most US police depts, Baltimore police received training in Israel

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Trained in Israel to treat Americans like Palestinians.

The training was called "Project Interchange."

Apr 28 08:13

What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

So I don’t know about you, but I’m scared. I would vote against TTIP, except… hang on a minute… I can’t. Like you, I have no say whatsoever in whether TTIP goes through or not. All I can do is tell as many people about it as possible, as I hope, will you. We may be forced to accept an attack on democracy but we can at least fight against the conspiracy of silence.

Apr 28 07:50

John Deere's Weird Idea of 'Ownership'

It's official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don't own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway.

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world's largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don't own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive "an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle."

It's John Deere's tractor, folks. You're just driving it. – Wired, April 21, 2015

Apr 28 07:41

What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them

“Photography is a form of power, and people are loath to give up power, including police officers. It’s a power struggle where the citizen is protected by the law but, because it is a power struggle, sometimes that’s not enough,” says Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Apr 28 07:21

Why most of the $100 million L.A. spends on homelessness goes to police

A report showing that more than half the $100 million the city of Los Angeles spends each year on homelessness goes to police demonstrates that the city is focused on enforcement rather than getting people off the streets, homeless advocates said Friday.

Sadly in today's system we have to wait until they commit a violent crime to get them 'help' in a jail cell, instead of involuntary housing.
- Deon Joseph, LAPD officer, in a Facebook posting
"Supports what we've been saying for years that this city is doing almost nothing to advance housing solutions but continues down the expensive and inhumane process of criminalization that only makes the problem worse," said Becky Dennison of Los Angeles Community Action Network, a skid row advocacy group, in an email.

Apr 28 07:19

IRS Seeks To Tax $50k Raised From GoFundMe For Cancer Treatment For Car Crash Victim

In the last two years, Casey has traveled to Maryland and Louisiana for treatment, and received chemotherapy and radiation here in Omaha as well. So far, efforts to find ‘Casey’s Cure’ have shown little progress; the cancer is still there. ...

Just weeks ago, Casey and her family began a new battle. “Two years later, we get a letter saying we owed like $20,000 in taxes,” said Casey. March 30, 2015, the IRS notified the Charfs that what they’d collected through the GoFundMe account should’ve been claimed as income. Of the nearly $50,000 the government wants $15,457 in back taxes, and another $3,676 in penalties and interest. In total, the letter indicates the Charfs owe the IRS $19,133 by April 29th. “We've already used that money for my doctors’ bills and everything that I've needed,” said Casey. “It's donations, it's not income. So how can they tax you on that? I don't get it.”

Apr 28 07:18

U.S. Defense Industry Outperforms S&P by 100 Percent

The article pointed out, as others have, that the primary beneficiaries of the increased demand for planes, missile, tanks, and other military hardware will be U.S. military contractors – the Lockheed-Martins, General Atomics, and Boeings of the world. But the expected increase in orders from Middle Eastern countries looking to control jihadist groups like ISIS, and rebel groups such as Yemen’s Houthi tribe, will be more of an extension of a gravy train that’s already rolling than some sort of new start.

Apr 28 07:09

Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

“Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.

Apr 27 19:36

Jello Biafra: Shut Up! Be Happy!

. . . . the comfort you've demanded is now mandatory . . .

Apr 27 10:54

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency

The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding public events in and around the Beltway. But it turns out the TED organization also has a quiet partnership with one of the area’s most secretive organizations in Langley, Virginia.

Even the clandestine CIA isn’t immune to TED. Apparently they throw an annual all-day event to inspire innovation and, according to people who attended this year’s gathering, transparency.

Clearly embracing the theme of the day, the CIA can’t talk about it.

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I don't whether to laugh or cry at that one!!

Apr 27 10:40

Canadian Cops Dressed as Homeless People to Catch Texting Drivers

A story out of Montreal Canada has two interesting angles. First being, that police officers decided to dress up like homeless people in order to catch people, who were texting while driving, not wearing seat belts, or committing other minor vehicle infractions (basically revenue generation at its finest). The second part, is that people started to report this, prompting news outlets to seek comment from the police. The Police then admitted it was a poor way to go about enforcing such violations (or as a means of generating revenue).

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

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This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:27

House passes cybersecurity bill that threatens privacy without clear security benefits

The bill was drafted in response to data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, and countless other companies. Instead of handling any threats themselves, the bill would require companies to band together and work with the government as part of a renewed effort to protect United States companies from cyberattacks.

Yet the bill’s critics fear that it’s merely a guise for the government’s efforts to preserve — and, indeed, expand — its surveillance efforts more than a year after National Security Agency programs were first revealed to the public. As Wired explains in its report on the bill receiving the House’s overwhelming support:

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This bill is not about making Americans more secure from violence or harm; it is about making government surveillance deeper and more intrusive in our daily lives.

Apr 27 10:20

CIVIL UNREST HAS BEGUN IN BALTIMORE AND THIS IS ONLY JUST THE START OF SOMETHING MUCH BIGGER

On Saturday night, the city of Baltimore resembled a warzone as protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned wildly violent. One eyewitness reported watching the streets around him and his friend “turn into madness” as they left a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Car windows were smashed, stores were robbed, chairs were thrown and large numbers of random bystanders were attacked. One prominent Democrat claims that those committing the violence were “mainly from out of town“, but how would he know that? Today, there are approximately 2.7 million people living in the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is an area that has been known for poverty, crime and drugs for many years, and as racial tensions continue to increase in this country it is a powder keg that could erupt at literally any time. We got a preview of what can happen on Saturday night.

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This is precisely the kind of violence with which the Federal Government is prepared to deal.

I remember the aftermath of the Rodney King riots in LA, where I was living, and I remember seeing Edward James Olmos and Arsenio Hall getting on every news outlet they could, and pleading with the young people in the community, who knew that the "innocent" verdict against the police who had brutalized King was a bunch of hocum, to go home, because police would shoot them if they acted out. One of the most vivid memories I have of that incident was Edward James Olmos, grabbing a broom, with a group of volunteers behind him, and starting to clean things up in the riot-ravaged area.

But the question has to be asked: does the Federal Government WANT this kind of violence to erupt in a number of our cities, so that President Obama can declare martial law, and perhaps defer the 2016 election, because this administration has made such an absolute hash of domestic and foreign policies, which only work for the very wealthy ?!?

Unfortunately, were I a betting woman, I could not bet against it.

Apr 27 09:49

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina. My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago. Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved. He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult. So he left.

Detecting a hitch in his delivery when he spoke of coming to the US, I asked him how he felt about the US now, 20 years later. "To be honest," he said, "the same things I saw in Sudan that led me to leave are happening here now. That saddens me greatly, because where else is there to go?"

Apr 27 09:06

Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers as Protests Mount Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday he would dispatch 32 state troopers to Baltimore in advance of what is expected to be a large protest Saturday against the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Protests have been held daily since Gray died on April 19, seven days after his spinal cord was nearly severed while he was in police custody.

Gray, who was unarmed, was arrested for the “crime” of making eye contact with a Baltimore cop and, according to the police, running away. A bystander video showed a group of police officers loading Gray, who was obviously injured and screaming in pain, into a small steel cage in the back of a police van.

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Al Jazeera was showing the Baltimore protests, saying they were for the most part peaceful, with the violence only occurring in a tiny area ... right in front of US media cameras!

Apr 27 08:28

Corporate Media FAILS us (again) on TPP coverage

Apr 27 08:00

A giant cloud of fear

Worse than methane, worse than chemtrails, worse than the imminent threat of a world war mushrooming from the bombed out cities of the eastern Ukraine, an overwhelmingly ominous cloud of fear hangs over America, and grows ever more palpable with the passing of each increasingly desperate day.

Hope for a decent future recedes like a mirage into a history that has never made sense as our government buys up bullets by the billions, then plans massive terror drills to round up dissidents who protest the awful crimes our leaders eagerly foist on us. It has become ludicrous to think about a happy and productive future.

Apr 27 07:59

False flag fatigue

So, the young Chechen boy is convicted on all counts without ever being allowed to say a word in his own defense. We're not even sure it was him in that courtroom, but we are sure he did not do what they said he did; he was merely a scarecrow in the polluted garden of demonic fantasy by which the American government seeks to script the lives of everyone in the world according to its own warped compulsions. You must accept the lie you are told to tell or suffer the consequences, which in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, once a promising student at an ordinary Massachusetts college, is the death penalty times 17, for each of the specious offenses he is accused of committing.

Apr 27 07:27

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily Pagina 12, provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators, and local Argentine Zionists in government and out. Elbaum describes how their efforts have been specifically directed toward destabilizing the incumbent center-left government of President Cristina Fernandez, while securing exorbitant profits for a Zionist Wall Street speculator, Paul Singer of Elliott Management as well as undermining a joint Iranian-Argentine investigation of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Apr 27 07:18

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES HEAVILY CENSORED VERSION OF 6-YEAR-OLD SECRET REPORT CASTING DOUBT ON LEGALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BUSH’S WARRANTLESS SPYING

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the George W. Bush administration ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to ignore the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 by beginning the secret warrantless surveillance of international phone calls, emails and data without going through the Judicial Branch of government. This surveillance evolved into a program called Stellarwind. Now, newly declassified documents show that the data obtained from Stellarwind was so secret that it was not useful in tracking terrorists.

Apr 27 07:16

Who Really Controls the World?

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1856-1924)

So you see, my dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1804-1881)

Apr 27 07:12

Rock-Paper-Silver

Paper always wins, rock and silver always lose. Life is good for bankers and politicians. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the governments of the world exercise more control.

Apr 26 21:57

Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth

Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., was found to be in contempt of court, Thursday, and fined $1,000.

Her offense? She tells the truth.

Apr 26 15:27

Australia: everyone must get vaccinated, except the Prime Minister’s daughters

“FEDERAL Health Minister [at the time] Tony Abbott has said that while he may be seen as a ‘cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard’, he would not be rushing to have his own daughters vaccinated [with the HPV shot] against cervical cancer. “‘I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated, maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be,’ Mr Abbott said on Southern Cross radio.”

Apr 26 10:14

Paul Craig Roberts: "Truth Is Washington's Enemy"

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.

Apr 26 08:21

Obama Unveils Plan for Nationalization of Police

I’ve been warning people for years about the militarization and federalization of our nation’s police forces. From billions of dollars in military equipment pouring into small rural police forces, to BLM thugs pointing sniper rifles at American citizens in Nevada, to border patrol being used to police American citizens, the federal government’s takeover of our nation’s policing is something that should concern everyone.

Last week President Obama unveiled a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The task force is being used intimidate police departments throughout the country to follow federal policing rules.

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Are the local police being told to brutalize us all so we will want a national police? Do the local police realize that by obeying orders to brutalize us all, they are putting themselves out of a job?

Apr 26 08:06

Declassified Report Shows Doubts About Value of N.S.A.’s Warrantless Spying

The secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program hampered its effectiveness, and many members of the intelligence community later struggled to identify any specific terrorist attacks it thwarted, a newly declassified document shows.

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So, the US Government violated the Constitution, spied on law abiding citizens, drooled over stolen naked pictures of our wives and girlfriends, helped themselves to our business secrets, spent a huge amount of money, made out computer systems more vulnerable under the claim of making us more secure ... and utterly failed to find and stop any terrorists.

Yeah; that's the quality work we have come to expect from the bozos in DC!

Let's be honest. While the contractors for this boondoggle have made billions of dollars, the system failed and it failed for precisely the reason I said it would fail.

1. People lie on social media, which means social media is not a source of reliable hard intelligence. No real criminals or terrorists use social media because is is social! Discussing an act of terror on Facebook makes as much sense as discussing a robbery while having lunch in a restaurant. It is a given others will be listening in.

2. Real criminals and terrorists, if they use telecommunications at all, will develop their own encryption systems, which as we demonstrated, will be unbreakable to the NSA.

So the reason the NSA system never found any real terrorists is that it wasn't supposed to. The NSA is watching YOU, for the US Government, which is afraid that you no longer naively trust them, that you will not do what you are told to do, not believe what you are told to believe, will refuse to pay the money you are told to pay, refuse to let your children be killed and crippled in wars when told to do so, and worse, might decide, as our forebears did in 1776, to give this abusive government and it's slave-system of private central banking the old heave ho!

Apr 26 07:46

Obamacare: AMAC Says The ‘Silence is Deafening’ As We Await Its Fate

“You don’t hear many people talking about the Affordable Care Act these days. It appears interest in Obamacare has dwindled to perhaps its lowest level in the five years since Obamacare was born in 2010. Is it because opponents and proponents of the law are holding their collective breath in anticipation? There’s a lot at stake. If the justices rule that federal subsidies are legit, it’ll be business as usual but if they deny subsidies it will be a devastating blow to the law as it stands,” Weber said.

But the fact is that, behind the scenes, the new Congress has been working on a “course correction” that has its origins well before the enactment of Obamacare.

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Apr 26 07:12

U.S. Special Forces Operate in more than 80 Countries

The reach of the U.S. military is virtually endless, with nearly every nation on earth having some kind of American armed forces presence. The commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has said that in 80 of those countries there are now Special Forces troops. The U.S. Special Forces are a kind of army within an army. There are about 69,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines in the Special Operations Forces (SOF), which operate as part of USSOCOM under Army General Joseph Votel.

Apr 25 15:57

65 Business Tesla Motors’ Twitter Account Was Hacked

Tesla Motors Inc. ’s official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday around 4:50 p.m. New York time by a person or people who identified themselves as the #ripprgang.

Over about a 10-minute period, the hacker sent out 11 tweets, mostly tagging other people and advertising a “free Tesla” if people called a number that routes to a computer repair shop in Oswego, Ill.

Tesla locked down the account quickly. The account stopped sending out tweets at around 5 p.m.

It is not uncommon for Twitter accounts to be hacked. Twitter’s own chief financial officer, along with Burger King and even U.S. military accounts have briefly been taken over by pranksters.

Apr 25 15:49

Terrorist stabs Israeli soldier near Cave of Patriarchs

Soldiers shoot Palestinian attacker who stabbed Border Police officer in neck; youths riot in East Jerusalem neighborhood of At-Tur.

Apr 25 15:22

House rejects bill amendments to allow local bans or referendums on fracking

HB 1205, filed by Rep. Ray Rodrigues, a Republican from Estero, would establish a state permitting program for fracking while also prohibiting local governments from regulating oil and gas drilling.

Apr 25 11:43

Tsarnaev witnesses moved from Revere hotel

REVERE -- Six defense witnesses for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were staying in a hotel near Logan International Airport have been moved to another location outside the city, the Revere police chief said Saturday.

Chief Joseph Cafarelli said he was told that the witnesses staying at the Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway left the hotel Saturday morning with the assistance of Federal Bureau of Investigation. He said he does now know where the witnesses were taken.

“God as my judge, I didn’t even ask. I don’t want to know.”

(*Boston Strong ! Revere , not so much . )

Apr 25 11:15

Tsarnaev’s family arrives as defense readies

Under federal protection in a Revere hotel

Relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are under federal government protection in a Revere hotel, officials said Friday, and are widely expected to assist the defense team as it prepares to present its case next week that Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty.
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“So far Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a cardboard figure for the jury,” said former federal judge Nancy Gertner, who now teaches at Harvard Law School. “Anything that humanizes him is a good thing for the defense.”

(*google search: Tsarnaev Black Backpack https://www.google.com/search?q=Tsarnaev+black+backpack&tbm=isch&tbo=u... )

Apr 25 09:55

Social Credit Score: China rates its own citizens - including online behaviour

The regulations were announced last year, but have attracted almost no attention thus far in China and abroad. This week Rogier Creemers, a Belgian China-specialist at Oxford University, published a comprehensive translation of the regulations regarding the Social Credit System, which clarifies the scope of the system. In an interview with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant he says: 'With the help of the latest internet technologies the government wants to exercise individual surveillance'.

Apr 25 09:29

Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'

The working lives of teachers have become “unbearable” because of constant monitoring and as a result they are quitting in such numbers that the profession is heading for a crisis, according to an open letter to The Independent signed by 1,200 teachers.

The letter calls for more support and warns that politicians have made teachers’ working lives “increasingly difficult and for many, unbearable” and that “a constant fear of being judged to be failing” was “bleeding the profession dry”.

Teachers who signed the letter, organised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union, warn that schools are heading for a teacher supply crisis as more teachers leave and the Government fails to recruit enough new trainees.

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One major headache for finding new teachers is the added paperwork required. Last year I was contacted by the University of Hawaii to substitute teach a class for three days while the professor went on an expected maternity leave. As I had previously taught that exact same class, I said I would be willing to pitch in for those three days to help out. I then received a huge stack of forms in the mail from dozens of agencies and departments to fill out, including proof of citizenship (as illegals pour over the borders), verification of social security number, renewal of my TB test, and documentation of my qualifications to teach the subject. Apparently, new requirements from the government rendered the fact that I had been previously hired to teach that class and my industry reputation irrelevant, and I was faced with roughly a weeks' worth of filling out forms and visiting state and fed offices for a total of three hours' paid work! Clearly the feather-bedded bureaucrats are making more money off of education than the teachers do! At that point I told UH they should find someone else. But the fact is that I am a good teacher. I was well liked when I was at UH and many of my students found work in the industry after graduation. But I won't be teaching any more, not because I don't like teaching or that I am bad at it, but because trying to be a teacher has become too much of a hassle in these politically correct times.

Apr 25 09:17

HSBC attacked for political blackmail

SCANDAL-HIT HSBC was accused of pre-election blackmail yesterday after threatening to relocate its headquarters abroad if Britain considers pulling out of the European Union.

The banking giant is considering escaping regulation after being hit by levies that cost the group a combined £860million in the past two years after crackdowns of money laundering and foreign exchange rigging.

Apr 25 08:54

Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promising not to use 'transphobic language' at nursery

Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school.

The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September.

The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school.

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I personally do not have a problem with anyone's orientation, but this idea of a contract is rooted in the theory that the state should decide a person's personal beliefs, and THAT I have a real problem with.

For one thing, the entire liberal theory that human thought can be reshaped by reshaping the environment derives entirely from Marget Mead's "Coming of Age in Samoa", which supported the theory that human minds were born totally blank, a "Tabla Rasa" and all human emotion and behavior was shaped by the environment. Of course, anyone that knows Polynesian and Samoan culture knows Mead's book is junk. Mead did not go to Samoa to find out the reality but to confirm a pre-designated conclusion and simply found those people who would tell her what she wanted to hear (not unlike the behavior of the supporters of human-caused global warming). Although discredited, Mead's book still forms the foundation of the liberal philosophy and Mead herself continues to be lionized by liberals, much as Al Gore continues to be deified by the Carbonazis.

Apr 25 08:31

How I communicate humanity’s challenge to colleagues

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I felt it might be helpful to share how I state humanity’s challenge to leaders working for important reforms; particularly the big picture that reformers are asking literal .01% psychopathic criminals for their help. Of course, reform will be impossible until we recognize this important fact.

Among perhaps 100 crucial areas, this particular reform topic is in economics. The e-mail I sent regarding reform responses with nations’ international debt crises (with additional hyperlinks for your education, and deletions to keep this example generic):

Friends and colleagues,
I respectfully and gently suggest that our current work with mechanics of the existing system, and mechanics of (this reform) with intent to optimize public benefits, embrace this Emperor's New Clothes perspective:

Apr 25 08:11

FLASHBACK 2013 - Man Jailed for Collecting His Own Water


A man in Oregon is facing potential jail-time for the manner in which he collected rainwater on his own property. Meanwhile, the earth is a playground for the oil and gas industry.

Apr 25 07:49

Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother.

Apr 25 03:50

Policing the Police - Your Right to Record Law Enforcement

In light of the shortcomings of the legal system and growing police violence against people, there are many ways that communities can help each other to defend their rights to be free from unlawful searches, seizures, and cruel and inhumane treatment by law enforcement officers.

One way to assist with police accountability is to audio and/or video record police whenever you see a disconcerting police interaction. In the event a citizen complaint, public inquiry, or federal lawsuit is necessary, or if someone ends up charged with a crime, the best evidence to document police misconduct, excessive force, unconstitutional actions, or unprofessionalism is by audio and video recording the incident.

Apr 25 03:45

Cop ruptures man’s spleen, fellow cops laugh, take pics, as he lays dying, begging for help

An Orlando cop has been arrested after surveillance video showed him violently kneeing a handcuffed man. But further investigation into the matter shows that his fellow officers were not only complicit in covering it up, but also sadistically laughed as the man lay bleeding internally in the cell.

Apr 25 03:30

Philadelphians Know All About Police Murder by Van Ride

Philadelphians don’t have any problem figuring out what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old black man who died as a result of a severed spine at the neck while being transported in a police van by Baltimore Police, after being picked up on a trumped up charge when he ran away from two bicycle cops.

Apr 24 19:59

Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights

They are driving it back underground because of the money-grubbing carpetbaggers . . . .

Apr 24 15:18

Mexicans Are Now Happier Than Americans

How can this be possible?

It might have something to do with the fact that social mobility is much lower in the U.S. than in many other developed countries, and that modern Americans have no more social mobility than in medieval England.

Or that inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in apartheid South Africa, Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America. Indeed, economist and inequality expert Thomas Piketty notes that – for those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the U.S. is “probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world ….”

Or that Americans have less access to justice than Botswanans … and are more abused by police than Kazakhstanis.

Apr 24 15:17

It's possible innocent people were executed because the FBI messed up evidence

Analysts gave testimony in 268 cases and made "erroneous statements" in 257 of those cases, according to the review. Defendants in at least 35 of these cases got the death penalty, and 33 of those cases contained errors. Five of them, however, died of natural causes while on death row, and nine of them have already been executed.

"It’s possible that some of these people who were executed were wrongly executed," Paul Cates, communications director of the Innocence Project, told Business Insider.

The 33 inmates on death row now could have been wrongfully convicted as well, Cates noted.

Apr 24 13:43

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

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.

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Posted for the radio audience. If you have not read this, read it. Then forward it to everyone you know.

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Apr 24 12:35

THE CLINTON BODY-COUNT

NEW! Updated for Hillary's 2016 run!

My thanks to everyone who took the time to write and suggest corrections. Many changes have been made to this list based on the info sent in and more will be added in the very near future.

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Apr 24 11:55

VT Senate votes to end a vaccine exemption

The state Senate voted Wednesday to end the philosophical exemption for childhood vaccinations and to make the full range of shots a condition for enrolling in school.

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In 1976 the US Government mandated vaccination against the swine ful, then had to call it off when the vaccine started killing fifty times as many people as the flu did. Today the push is the MMR vaccine, sold using fear tactics of the current measles outbreak. But the vast majority of the people catching measles have had the vaccine (as was the case with the last mumps outbreak) suggesting at the very least the vaccine does not work, or worse, the vaccine is causing the illness, which happens a lot more often than you might imagine.

The CDC reports that not a single American has died of measles in the last ten years, yet the Vaccine Court, the body set up to arbitrate settlements from vaccine damage, acknowledges more than 100 Americans have died from the measles vaccine.

Now, the giant pharmaceutical corporations make vast profits selling medicine to people who do not really need it (not unlike the traveling medicine show salesmen of as bygone era) and no doubt share these profits generously with politicians during campaign season.

But I hold it to be the most inalienable of human rights to decide what does or does not go into our own bodies. We are, after all, human beings and not livestock owned by the government!

Apr 24 11:53

VIDEO: Florida Deputy Pursues, Shoots Unarmed Man Holding Cellphone

Dashcam video recently released from a 2013 shooting shows a Florida Sheriff's Deputy following a man on a bicycle and then shooting him four times after the unarmed man dismounts and walks towards the officer, holding a cellphone in his hand.

Apr 24 11:52

40 Days: Treasury Says Debt Has Been Frozen at $18,112,975,000,000

According to the Daily Treasury Statement for Wednesday, April 22, which was published by the U.S. Treasury on Thursday, April 23, that portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed the day at $18,112,975,000,000—for the 40th day in a row.

$18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.

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Funny thing!!!!

Apr 24 11:41

Obama's Orwellian Language on Drones

Apr 24 11:16

OBAMA KILLS TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE

Obama has been quoted saying he “takes full responsibility” for the two hostages, one American and one Italian, killed recently in a drone attack. At the same time, Obama praised the United States for its transparency in such matters.

What in God’s name does he mean? How can you have responsibility with no consequences? Isn’t that a bit like patting yourself on the back for high principles, having just committed murder? And transparency? That also is a word without meaning when applied to a country which runs a string of secret wars and coups, a country which spies on virtually the entire planet, and a country whose warehouses bulge with so many classified documents it would take a thousand years to review them.

Obama’s use of words has no meaning, much like the lack of meaning inherent in the kind of world into which he is eagerly helping to pitch us.

Apr 24 09:52

Tensions Boil Over After Baltimore Police Call Protesters 'Lynch Mob'

Demonstrators still seeking answers over the mysterious and troubling death of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department, circled City Hall on Thursday after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had called in state troopers to help quell the protests.

Anger seems to be reaching a boiling point. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Police Union issued a statement comparing the peaceful demonstrators to a "lynch mob"—the irony of which has only inflamed tensions.

Apr 24 09:52

Finally: list of 80 people with as much money as 1/2 of humanity

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of us asked who exactly these people are, and now the list has been released.

Apr 24 09:39

Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist

Tensions between police and the community are fraught in Baltimore as the anger over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody enters its fifth day on Thursday with protests planned city-wide, beginning at City Hall at 3:00 PM. State troopers were dispatched to the city and workers were encouraged to leave downtown prior to the protest starting.

With no word from city officials on the status of the investigation into the details of the West Baltimore man whose spine was severed while in police custody, protesters say their efforts are just beginning.

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See story about "Nickle Ride" below. And a reminder that right now the US Government WANTS riots in order to declare a national emergency and martial law, so keep it all cool, and remember the smelly kid with the dynamite trying to get you to blow up a building is probably an FBI informant.

Apr 24 09:28

Miami's ''HunchLab" is Latest Police Move Toward Pre-Crime Detection

By Nicholas West

Even mainstream media has started to compare emerging police technologies to science fiction. The problem is that it can't be called fiction if it's actually happening. Hence the Miami Herald's headline, "Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur."

Pre-crime Internet systems already continuously scour and collect data for potentially incriminating patterns. And, as you'll read, these systems are trickling down to America from war zones overseas...

Apr 24 09:08

Boehner Opens Door to House Subpoena of Clinton's E-mail Server

In his ceremonial office in the Capitol building, the speaker flared with outrage at Clinton’s conduct, asserting she broke the law by failing to use a government e-mail account as secretary of state.

Apr 24 08:55

Is it time to put a woman’s face on the $20 bill?

It is no coincidence that the target of this effort is Andrew Jackson. Really, the last President to fight the private central bankers centered in the City of London, UK, and win. It is also no coincidence that Jackson was the target of a unsuccessful assassination attempt in the wake of his battles with the private central banks. The two are connected.

In fact, it is my opinion, the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and even Kennedy are linked, in part, to their attitudes towards the private central bank that really has been running the world since the Battle of Waterloo: their opinion that the money ownership of the United States should be vested in the people and the states per the US Constitution.

Apr 24 08:41

Police Murder by Van Ride

Philadelphians don’t have any problem figuring out what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old black man who died as a result of a severed spine at the neck while being transported in a police van by Baltimore Police.

Here in Philadelphia, Police have long enjoyed giving arrested men who mouth off to them during arrests what is known fondly in the department as a “nickel ride.” That’s where they put the prisoner in the back of the van, hands bound behind their backs so they cannot hold on to anything or protect themselves, and otherwise unrestrained. Then the driver of the vehicle accelerates repeatedly, whips around corners and periodically slams on the breaks, causing the helpless captive in the back to slam against various parts of the vehicle, often with his head.

Apr 24 08:37

Megasquirt - Open Source Software for Cars

MegaSquirt® EFI controllers are for experimental and educational purposes. No warranties are expressed or implied. Neither Al Grippo nor Bruce Bowling are responsible for the construction, installation, or targeted use of this unit. This unit has been tested on many engines, however, it is an experimental unit and the end-user assumes all responsibilities for its use and application. Do not use in an aircraft which, if the unit fails or ceases to operate properly, can fall out of the sky. Do not use on a boat where, if there is a failure, results in a situation where the vessel is stuck in a hurricane and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. In other words, follow the manual carefully, and seek authoritative help if you have questions. This FAQ, our manual, and our forums are solely for the support of MegaSquirt® boards by Bowling and Grippo.

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It is against the law for owners of modern cars to peek inside the electronics as the software is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in theory to protect the software from being stolen and in fact to prevent car owners from finding and disabling government-mandated spyware and remote control. Now major car manufacturers are trying to move one step further and make it a crime for car (and tractor) owners to work on their own vehicles at all! Talk about dictatorship!

So it was inevitable that we would see the birth of an open-source system for car owners in which you simply toss the DMCA-protected, malware-infested, locked-against-the-ownet controller in the trash bin and install one that you can play with to your hearts content.

Apr 24 08:29

Kennewick Police Officer and Omar Confrontation

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"I'm the guy that can make that record look dirty!"

Apr 24 08:23

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people . . . .” On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.

Apr 24 08:00

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE DRUG WAR AND PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX CONNECTION

?In Idaho the drug warriors and the prison-industrial complex are working hand-in-hand to deliver big profits to the corporatists by maintaining one of the highest prison populations in the country.
Watch the Liberty Report to see what happens to Idaho families seeking to use cannabis oil to provide relief for their very ill children. Join us with special guest Will Norman Grigg.

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The alleged "war on drugs" is a war on people using them, with for-profit prisons making unseemly profits, and drug money getting laundered by major banks, and more than occasionally being used to fund various candidates for high office.

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 23 19:51

Sony should not be able to tell journalists what to print

Sony, which spent weeks holding itself out as a free speech martyr after North Korea allegedly hacked its emails, is now trying to do more damage to the spirit of the First Amendment than North Korea ever did. The corporation is using high-powered lawyers and lobbyists in an attempt to stifle the rights of media organizations to publish newsworthy information already in the public domain. Ironically, some of those emails include Sony and the MPAA’s attempts to censor the Internet on a much larger scale.

Apr 23 18:38

Cops plant malware on lawyer’s hard drive

The Fort Smith Police Department shared a hard drive with a lawyer for whistleblowers in the discovery phase of a court action. The whistleblowers had blown the whistle on bad behavior by the department. When the lawyers got the hard drive back, in addition to files pertinent to the case was a buried folder that contained several known trojans - malware to seriously mess with the lawyer's computer.

Apr 23 15:19

Vaccine Exemptions Threatened in Canada

Apr 23 13:40

Video Shows Marines Training for Civil unrest & Riot Control In Virginia

U.S. Marines Training for Civil unrest & Riot Control In Virginia

Marines with the Bravo Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company on Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Yorktown, Virginia conducted an operational readiness exercise, which evaluates the team’s ability to perform riot control. The ORE determines of the marines are ready to take their final step in pre-deployment training. After completing and meeting the requirements of the ORE evaluation the Marines will go to Quantico, Virginia for their final phase of pre-deployment training.

Apr 23 13:31

Cop chases motorcyclist 38 miles for running stop sign — then shoots him and kicks him off his bike

In researching the Texas Department of Public Safety’s history of using excessive force, the Austin American Statesman stumbled across footage of a high-speed police pursuit that lasted 38 miles and ended when the cop shot the suspect and forced him off his motorcycle with what the New York Daily News colorfully describes as a “leaping karate kick.”

Apr 23 12:31

JADE HELM

Jade Helm 15 JP 3-35. JADE (Joint Assistance for Deployment and Execution) HELM (Homeland Eradication of Local Militants)

Apr 23 11:55

Bastrop County, Texas Residents Oppose Jade Helm

Officials with JADE HELM 15, as the training is called, will lay out details of their months-long training to commissioners at their Monday, April 27 Commissioner Court meeting. Officials say the training, which will be held in Bastrop County from July 15 to Sept. 15, will develop techniques and tactics needed by the military to defend U.S. interests around the globe.

Apr 23 11:46

FDIC Plots a Bank Heist Involving YOUR Accounts

The bail-in is another weapon in the government’s arsenal of capital controls meant to reward Wall Street cronies and separate you from your money.

We’ve long been familiar with capital controls, such as daily limits on bank withdrawals. Add that to seven years of microscopic interest rates cannibalizing savers’ nest eggs combined with planned inflation stealing your money while you sleep. But unlike the drip-drip we’re used to, the bail-in will come upon you quickly, harshly, and with finality.

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Apr 23 10:15

5 Recent Trends That Make It Hard to Trust the Police

#5. They're Becoming Way Too Fond of Anal Probes

Apr 23 10:02

The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting Death Squads

In 2009, just a year before Sebastián Piñera became president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet approved the training of 211 Chilean recruits at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA).

Between 1999 and 2010, Chilean governments sent a total of 1,205 recruits to the school, with Bachelet remaining at the helm of cooperation with the U.S.-based institute that has graduated scores of alumni involved in human rights violations under Chile’s dictatorship era from 1973 to 1990.

Despite the macabre reality inflicted upon Chileans during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, the Concertación governments of the center-left, allegedly embarking upon a democratic future for Chile, retained ties with the school that produced torturers such as Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko, who, according to torture survivors, never concealed his identity while subjecting his victims to brutality.

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This country's leadership always talks about human rights, human dignity, democracy and compassion while teaching torture, dictatorship, oppression, and suppression of popular, indigenous movements.

It is no wonder that this country's leadership is considered schizophrenic, if not downright psychotic, by much of the rest of the the world's more sane leaders.

Apr 23 09:57

UQ offers free course to combat climate change deniers

A free online university course created in Brisbane aims to explain the mentality behind climate change denial and give students tools to combat it.

The University of Queensland's Global Change Institute has developed the seven-week program, Making Sense of Climate Change Denial, which will be offered for the first time from April 28.

Apr 23 09:54

Chinese school likened to 'cell block' after pupils jump to their deaths

A middle school in northern China has been likened to prison block after bars were installed on windows and balconies to deter pupils from jumping to their deaths, according to a newspaper report.

The security measures have been taken at Hengshui No. 2 Middle School in Hebei province and were prompted after two pupils killed themselves jumping, apparently due to the pressure they felt to succeed academically, the Beijing Times reported.

One died in October last year and the other last month, the report said.

The school is well known for the high percentage of pupils who are admitted to China’s top universities and has a reputation for academic excellence, according to the newspaper.

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But what will not change here is the psychological environment which causes kids to kill themselves?!?

Or do educators in China just consider these kids as "collateral damage" for having had the temerity to take their own lives, when the pressure got too great?!?

Apr 23 09:44

And Now… “How Tor Is Building a New Dark Net with Help from the U.S. Military”

The funding, which began in 2014, comes as part of DARPA’s Memex project, a “groundbreaking” search engine designed to best commercial titans like Google at searching the Deep Web and other oft-ignored terrain for the U.S. intelligence, law enforcement, and military. To build Memex, DARPA is partnered with universities like Carnegie Mellon, NASA, private research firms, and several Tor Project developers.

Apr 23 09:38

Freddie Gray death highlights ‘real law enforcement problems’ – former US Marshal

Details surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody highlight “some real law enforcement problems” when it comes to police behavior, a retired US Marshal told RT. He also added that police also had no right to arrest the 25 year-old.

Speaking to RT’s Ben Swann, Matthew Fogg was critical of the course of action taken by officers from the Baltimore Police Department. Asked if running away from law enforcement officers was a reason to be detained, the former US Marshal was emphatic in his response.

“Absolutely not,” Fogg said. “Just to run – no, that’s not a crime. The issue here is: What was the probable cause for [police] to even stop him or to go after him?”

Apr 23 09:38

How Wall St Has Quietly Bilked Billions from Cities Across the US

A recent report by Saqib Bhatti of the Roosevelt Institute describes a number of financial deals between Wall Street and municipalities as predatory. Bhatti asserts that these dirty transactions have forced cities and states to cut essential services to pay off the financial sector. On Tuesday, Bhatti's ReFund America project issued a new report specifically directed at the financial problems of Chicago and calling on the city to fight back in the courts and elsewhere against these deals.

Apr 23 09:09

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

Congress is hellbent on passing a cybersecurity bill that can stop the wave of hacker breaches hitting American corporations. And they’re not letting the protests of a few dozen privacy and civil liberties organizations get in their way. On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies. That new system for sharing information is designed to act as a real-time immune system against hacker attacks, allowing companies to warn one another via government intermediaries about the tools and techniques of advanced hackers. But privacy critics say it also threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal immunity to share their users’ private data with government agencies that include the NSA.

Apr 23 09:02

Ex-Navy SEAL Drops Bombshell On FOX: Says Government Is CREATING Conditions To Impose Martial Law (Video Report)


Ex-US Navy SEAL Ben Smith joins Fox News and drops a bombshell on the US government by revealing that the government ITSELF is CREATING the conditions necessary to impose martial law here in America. This is a must watch video for those who feel martial law is merely believed by conspiracy theorists. Veterans and US Navy SEALS see the same thing!

Apr 23 08:54

Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures

The seizures by police in South Gate, Beverly Hills, Baldwin Park and other relatively small cities dwarf those made by much larger police departments in California from 2006 through 2013, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Pomona reaped more than $14 million, exceeding assets collected in the considerably larger cities of Oakland, Long Beach, Fresno and Bakersfield combined, said the report, which is expected to be published Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement agencies keep up to 80% of property seized under what’s known as civil asset forfeiture, and several cities appear to rely on the revenue at a time of dwindling police budgets, potentially creating pressure on cops to make more seizures, according to the alliance, which has long been critical of the practice and called for reform.

Apr 23 08:52

McConnell Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Patriot Act Until 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night that would reauthorize a controversial surveillance authority of the Patriot Act until 2020, a push that comes just as a group of bipartisan lawmakers is preparing a last-minute push to rein in the government's mass-spying powers.

Apr 23 08:51

The THREATS posed by the TPP and the TTIP. You Can Act!

Apr 23 08:21

DOJ Claims Grossly Disparate Treatment Will “Promote Respect for the Law”

DOJ says sending Jeffrey Sterling away for decades while David Petraeus gets probation will promote respect for the law.

Apr 23 07:38

The FBI Used to Have Integrity. Now Agents Lie, Cheat, and Break the Law.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: The FBI has never had integrity. See COINTELPRO: The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent

Apr 22 21:54

The Lesson of Hacking Team’s Malware - Mass Surveillance Is Driven By The Private Sector

Yet another report has surfaced describing how tools created by the malware-industrial complex are being deployed by U.S. security services. While the coverage surrounding this story focuses primarily on federal agencies it’s important to step back for a moment and view the big picture. In particular, looking at who builds, operates, and profits from mass surveillance technology offers insight into the nature of the global panopticon.

Apr 22 21:51

Sanders Tries to Slam Brakes on Fast Track

In what is being heralded as a "brave tactic," Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday temporarily blocked lawmakers from rushing through legislation that would allow the Obama administration to "Fast Track" the controversial and highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Apr 22 13:37

Who's The Real Enemy ? | Operation Jade Helm 15

Prior to a great disaster there is a moment of silence, a moment where everything stands still; yet before this moment there are signs of what was to come.
Our military has been using training strategies that are quite unusual; things that make us wonder what they’re preparing for. Why are they training in civilian streets? Why are they training with the U.K.? Why is there barely any media coverage on this subject?
Perhaps there’s a national threat brewing; perhaps they’re anticipating a war. Is the economy collapsing? Is the Martial law involved? Or is it just practical training?
There’s always a reason for things to be kept secret, what are our leaders up to this time, and why are “we the people” kept in the dark?
Your opinion matters, what do you think?

Apr 22 13:31

Patriot Act Gets New Lease on Life From McConnell Bill

Sen. McConnell's legislation "to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978..." isn't yet formally on the Senate calendar, but that shouldn't be too much of an obstacle for McConnell. He intends to "bypass the traditional committee process," according to Dustin Volz at National Journal.

McConnell is a long-time fan of the surveillance state.

Apr 22 11:21

The 13 words you can’t write about Hillary Clinton anymore

"polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over-confident," "secretive," "will do anything to win," "represents the past," and "out of touch."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over-confident," "secretive," "will do anything to win," "represents the past," and "out of touch."

Apr 22 11:18

ECB Prepares To Sacrifice Greek Banks With 50% Collateral Haircut

European Central Bank has decided suddenly that - the value of the collateral that Greek banks post at their own central bank to secure these loans be reduced by as much as 50%,

Apr 22 11:12

Automakers Want to Outlaw Gearheads From Working on Their Own Cars

Claiming that modern vehicles are “too complex” for home mechanics to fix, automakers are seeking copyright restrictions to prevent gearheads from working on their own cars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't want to own a car too complex for me to work on! There is a clear market need for a simple and reliable car that owners can maintain and repair themselves.

Apr 22 11:10

Anti-War Activist: West Hooked Ukraine on Loans, Like a Junkie on Drugs

The US agreed on Monday to provide almost $18 million in additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine, including shipments of supplies and funding for projects in areas affected by fighting. Veteran activist Joe Iosbaker spoke with Radio Sputnik about what he thinks this aid really means for the US' role in the region.

Apr 22 10:55

5 Corporations Sucking California Dry During the Drought

As most people in the country know by now, California is currently suffering from a severe, record-breaking drought. In fact, it’s the worst drought in 1,200 years. While Governor Jerry Brown recently issued a mandate for people to start conserving water, large corporations use up and waste vastly more water than individuals and small businesses, often in ways that are detrimental to the environment.

Let’s take a look at five of the most massive corporations in California that are the worst culprits when it comes to wasting water:

Apr 22 10:53

Detroit Just Had the Single Largest Tax Foreclosure in American History

Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door Company. Its purpose was twofold: to better insulate buildings from the cold and to allow greater numbers of people easier entry at any given time.

On March 31st at the Wayne Country Treasurer's Office, that Victorian-era invention was accomplishing neither objective. Then again, no door in the history of architecture—rotating or otherwise—could have accommodated the latest perversity Detroit officials were inflicting on city residents: the potential eviction of tens of thousands, possibly as many as 100,000 people, all at precisely the same time.

Apr 22 10:51

Fast Tracking Democracy to Hell: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Rotten Deal

Free traders in Congress formally proposed last week that lawmakers relax, put their feet up and neglect the rigor of legislative review for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade scheme.

The TPP is a secret deal among 12 Pacific Rim nations that was covertly negotiated by unelected officials and corporate bosses. It’s so clandestine that lawmakers elected to represent the American people were refused access to the deliberations. It would expand secret trade tribunals that corporations use to sue governments over democratically established laws and win compensation from taxpayers.

Apr 22 10:49

After Lord Janner I now believe the Establishment DOES shamelessly twist justice to protect its own

There was a time when I regarded the idea of an ‘Establishment cover-up’ with a pinch of salt. Was it really plausible that the powers-that-be should act in concert over a prolonged period of time to suppress the truth?

Even if they attempted to do so, surely some decent person would sooner or later speak out, or inform the Press. It seemed unlikely that evil on a vast scale could be concealed more or less indefinitely in what is supposed to be a free and open society.

I’m afraid a succession of sex abuse cases have blown apart my preconceptions. It’s plain beyond any dispute that politicians, senior policemen and members of the security services have conspired to protect abusers because they were considered important, and to deny their victims justice.

Apr 22 10:36

Police Imposing Death Sentence Without Trial

In the last minutes of the video, Harris lies on the pavement with police on top of him. An officer calls for a Taser, but in place of an electric clicking sound, a gunshot rings out.

A voice can be heard saying, "Oh! I shot him! I'm sorry!" Another officer screams out, "He shot him! He shot him!"

Harris, who is bleeding, calls out, too. He's losing his breath, he says. An officer yells back at him.

"You f**king ran! Shut the f**k up!" he yells. "F**k your breath," he said.

Clark defended the officer's language, saying the deputy experienced auditory exclusion, never heard the gunshot and thought the suspect was out of breath from running. The language has no bearing on whether the shooting was justified, Clark said.

Apr 22 10:30

Feds investigating video of US Marshal destroying woman’s camera

A California woman was videotaping an arrest in a Los Angeles suburb recently when a rifle-toting police officer charged towards her and destroyed the recording device. Now federal authorities say they’re investigating the incident.

The video footage surfaced on the internet over the weekend, showing how the encounter unfolded in the city of South Gate, which is a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Apr 22 10:28

Australia vaccine war update: the people, slaves to the State

The other day, I wrote about radical changes in Australian vaccination policy. Principally, the national government has unilaterally decided that parents who receive government money will have that money taken away, if they don’t vaccinate their children. (See: Australia: refuse vaccination, lose $15,000)

Now I have learned that all families in Australia receive some form of government money. So the policy change affects everyone.

Which, of course, is what happens when citizens become beholden to big government. Government taketh, giveth back, taketh again, on their own timetable, according to their own dictates.

Apr 22 10:20

HOW THE FBI INVADED MY PRIVACY WHEN I WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD

On the wall of our classroom, two framed photos were hanging ….

One was of the Yiddish writer Shalom Aleichem

The other was yet another Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz

One afternoon two FBI agents entered our classroom and arrested the teacher. Someone had apparently ‘reported us’ for teaching Communism, proof being that one of the photos resembled Lenin, and the other Stalin.

Apr 22 10:18

Protesters swarm Baltimore streets as Justice Department begins investigation into Freddie Gray case and city suspends six officers in after he died of severed spine

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

Baltimore police officials, meanwhile, released the names of six officers who were involved in the arrest and the van transport of the 25-year-old and who've been suspended pending an investigation.

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