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Jan 28 09:15

The FBI’s plan to collect everyone’s DNA just got a huge boost from Congress

In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the DNA of all of those people and more. Under the radar of most lawmakers and journalists, the Bureau—with private industry and congress’ help—is pushing the most massive expansion of biometric state surveillance since the invention of the fingerprint.

Late last year, the FBI cut the ribbon on its one billion dollar biometrics database, called Next Generation Identification. Since NGI’s official launch, state and local law enforcement officials have been encouraged to submit face prints, fingerprints, retina scans, photos of tattoos and scars, and DNA collected from people nationwide to the FBI’s central database. Those state and local officials can also search against the FBI’s biometrics store, if they want to identify someone. With NGI in full operation, the scary future of Minority Report infamy takes a giant leap forward into the world of non-fiction.

Jan 28 08:51

Americans' satisfaction with the federal government is at an all-time low

If you have to deal with the federal government - be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS - prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.

According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low (at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007). The federal government now scores a 64.4 out of 100 in terms of satisfaction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I seriously doubt it is even that high!

Jan 28 08:33

YOUTUBE CENSORING VIDEOS AGAIN! Anwar Al Awlaki Terrorist? Or Pentagon / CIA Asset? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Jan 28 08:31

UK govt ‘gags & intimidates’ charities that criticize austerity policies

British charities say they have been targeted in a “subtle” yet “menacing” fashion by prominent political figures for publicly criticizing the coalition’s austerity policies. Others are silenced by gagging clauses in government contracts.

Jan 28 08:29

Sayed Hasan Nasrallah denounces the repression in Bahrain

I call on everyone not to take part in this intimidation campaign and not to try to intimidate people: nobody can guarantee that no operation will take place here or there. This can happen in any country, whether France, Britain or Europe, all these countries are now in a state of emergency.

Jan 28 08:23

CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents

Under Levitation, analysts with the electronic eavesdropping service can access information on about 10 to 15 million uploads and downloads of files from free websites each day, the document says.

Jan 28 08:12

CIA illegally involved with US politics

This former Minnesota governor has testified that the CIA interrogated and meddled in his affairs upon him taking
office.

Jesse Ventura says many of the agents refused to answer his questions and refused to explain why they were violating their mission statement and getting involved with domestic affairs.

What is the CIA really trying to accomplish?

Jan 28 08:06

Russia Counters US Big Lies with Hard Truths

US Big Lies proliferate with disturbing regularity. Obama is a notorious serial liar. His January 20 State of the Union address the latest example.

A previous article said it combined demagogic rubbish, duplicitous boilerplate, pure fantasy, colossal arrogance, and a contemptible assertion of US supremacy.

Jan 28 08:01

Koch Brothers Prepared To Unleash Nearly $1Bn Leading Up To 2016 Election

Conservative American oligarchic industrialists Charles and David Koch plan to raise $889 million to spend on political operations ahead of the 2016 election. The sum would be more than twice as much as the Koch network spent during the 2012 election.

Jan 27 16:18

Facebook admits censoring posts and comments about political corruption

The social media giant, Facebook, is currently censoring certain postings and comments by members in countries that object to certain content, the latest being Turkey. A Turkish high court ruled that members' posts and comments on insult the Prophet Muhammad and are offensive to followers of Islam, according to news reports on Monday.

Jan 27 15:47

Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones

British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, including location, app preferences, and unique device identifiers, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Jan 27 15:44

Frm Canadian Minister Of Defense Talks About Banker Takeover of Canada

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Money is supposed to serve the people, not people serve the money!

Jan 27 14:01

Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

On January 23, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare, will begin a three-month jail sentence in federal prison for a protest against drones (also known as “unmanned aerial vehicles”) at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. I had a chance to interview her before she had to turn herself in.

Jan 27 13:38

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time DEA spy program

The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned as a further official exercise to build a database on people’s lives.

The Drug Enforcement Administration was monitoring license plates on a “massive” scale, giving rise to “major civil liberties concerns”, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday night, citing DEA documents obtained under freedom of information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My wife and I spotted a new type of camera watching traffic near our home.

Jan 27 13:30

Is The US Preparing To Blame The Next Market Crash On "Russian Spies" And HFT?

On the surface this sounds like your plain vanilla diplomatic escalation, in which a lowly spy, or rather alleged spy, is exposed to show the displeasure of the host regime toward the opposing country, an action which will surely result, within 24-48 hours, in a comparable arrest of a US spy in Russia.

And yet, reading through the complaint we were dumbfounded when we encountered the following exchange:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the US is calling espionage looks like market research or journalism to me. It';s not like this Russia was video-taping 9-11 and cheering as the buildings came down!

Jan 27 13:14

Police State: Your Home Appliances Will Soon Be Remotely Controlled by the Government

The latest encroachment on our privacy and daily actions comes in the form of what is being called “smart grid” technology.

UK utility company Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. (which is owned by mega-billionaire Warren Buffett) is cooperating with Siemens AG towards a planned test of a smart grid which will be able, according to Bloomberg.com, “to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.

Jan 27 13:00

Israel’s US envoy: PM’s planned Congress speech ‘a sacred duty’

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer defended on Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech before the US Congress on March 3, just two weeks before Israeli national elections, saying it was the prime minister’s “sacred duty” to present his stance on Iran — a stance sharply at odds with the Obama administration.

Read more: Israel's US envoy: PM's planned Congress speech 'a sacred duty' | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-us-envoy-pms-planned-congress-spe...
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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Go 'sacred' in your own country, Bibi!

Jan 27 12:47

FBI Creating New Extremists Instead of Dismantling Existing Terror Cells

Instead of countering homegrown terrorism threats, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is cultivating new ones, reveals a documentary entitled (T)ERROR.

"Since 9/11, as Human Rights Watch and others have documented, the FBI has routinely used paid informants not to capture existing terrorists, but to cultivate them," an op-ed devoted to the documentary release states, published in partnership with the Sundance Institute and the Guardian.

Jan 27 12:23

United Against Galloway

The BBC is under attack yet again by some Jewish ‘community leaders’ and their caretakers within British politics. This time the British broadcast dared to invite a British MP to participate in the primetime TV show, Question Time.

The Ultra Zionist Jewish Chronicle reports today: “The BBC has been attacked for its decision to invite anti-Israel MP George Galloway to appear on a Question Time panel in Finchley, north-west London.”

Apparently, Mr. Galloway, renown for his sharp criticism of Israel, will be part of the program filmed in the parliamentary constituency with the country’s largest Jewish population next week.

In typical shameless Israeli stooge behaviour, Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer said the BBC’s invitation to the respected MP was “deliberately provocative,” as if intellectual or political provocation were necessarily a bad thing.

Jan 27 09:09

Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day

“‘I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,’” Chomsky said, quoting Kyle. “‘Savage, despicable, evil — that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was really no other way to describe what we encountered there.’”

Jan 27 09:08

How did this man die, and where did his hands go?

You may be aware of CIA involvement in Hollywood, but how deep does it run?

Supposedly, Devore had a plan to release a screen play which would take the cat out of the bag on the real reason for the American invasion of Panama in 1989.

He was found dead in his car with no hands.

Among other strange circumstances of his death, the hands which were recovered have been detected as being at least 200 years old.

Jan 27 08:48

Cops Kidnapping Random People Off the Street, Forcing them to Be Jurors

Eau Claire County, Wisconsin – According to multiple recent media reports, Eau Claire County police officers were sent out onto the street to select people at random and forcibly take them in for jury duty.

Jan 26 14:32

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts

A jury found CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is guilty of all charges against him, according to RT’s Manuel Rapalo at the Virginia courthouse. The government accused Sterling of illegally revealing classified information about a mission.

Jan 26 13:37

“Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution”

I must begin with an apology—that I’ve provided readers with such a confusing title to have to digest. It sounds like the sort of title that would be created by some committee. Or worse, by a group of governments that are trying very hard to conceal the purpose of some especially nefarious agreement that they’ve just colluded on.

Well, as luck would have it, that’s just what it is. The “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution” agreement is the title of a decision that was reached by the G20 countries, to approve an across-the-board Cyprus-style bail-in.

Jan 26 11:25

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9

Just 10 percent of Americans own 91 percent of the nation’s stocks and mutual funds, according to economist Edward Wolff (Table 7). Most of the remainder is held by a “middle class” that is steadily losing ground. The bottom 60 percent is almost entirely shut out (Table 2).

Stock owners, some of whom made billions of dollars last year, can defer their income taxes indefinitely, pay a reduced capital gains tax when they decide to cash in, or pass on the capital gains tax-free to their heirs.

Making money is all a game to the super-rich — redistribution toward the top, trickle-down delusions, tax avoidance, and even, for some of them, dabbling in criminal activities. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said, “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…It’s a game we play…I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”

Jan 26 10:41

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

This is three and a half hours long, so you may want to bookmark this and watch it in sections, but it is worth it, as it confirms much of what I wrote in "All Wars are Bankers' Wars!"

UPDATE: Once I started watching this, I could not stop. I took a break at the half-way point, but wound up watching it all the way through!

Jan 26 10:09

Negative Interest: A ticking time bomb

Many Americans have been predicting this for well over a decade, but it appears the big axe is finally set to swing at America. Amidst a spate of global currency moves causing seismic shifts in global assets, military conflicts are fast enveloping the planet. An increasingly dysfunctional US government struggles over war with Iran, which incidentally just dumped the dollar, in a domestic environment that is steeped in racism, police brutality and irrational fear without end. Our water supply is being swiftly contaminated, all over the country, by fracking. And above all, corruption and lies are being exposed on the internet at breakneck speed, making it painfully obvious, to even the most political clueless, that something terribly wrong is about to happen.

Jan 26 09:52

New security bill aimed at combating 'lone wolf' attacks coming this week

The government will introduce new legislation aimed at giving more powers to Canada's police and security agencies in the wake of two attacks by converts to Islam last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday.

Harper said the new laws will be put before Parliament next Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the comments!

Jan 26 09:14

WikiLeaks Journalists Face Serious Charges After Google Hands Over Information

Three WikiLeaks journalists are facing charges of espionage and conspiracy after Google turned over their confidential data to the U.S. government, WikiLeaks announced on its site Monday morning.

The whistleblower organization now wants an explanation from both Google and the Justice Department.

Jan 25 10:20

Facebook Advocates Stasi-Style Snitching & Suppression of Free Speech

Social media site targets gun owners but not child molesters

Jan 25 10:02

Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City

The next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan.

As with many previous TPP meetings, the public will be shut out of talks as negotiators convene behind closed doors to decide binding rules that could impact how our lawmakers set digital policy in the decades to come. Big content industry interests have been given privileged access to negotiating texts and have driven the US Trade Representative's mandate when it comes to copyright—which is why the TPP carries extreme copyright measures that ignore users' rights.

Jan 25 09:57

400 TSA agents have been arrested for theft of passenger items while not one terrorist has been caught.

A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003.

Pythias Brown, a former Transportation Security Administration officer at Newark Liberty International Airport, spent four years stealing everything he could from luggage and security checkpoints, including clothing, laptops, cameras, Nintendo Wiis, video games and cash.

Speaking publicly for the first time after being released after three years in prison, Brown told ABC News that he used the X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 3 year sentence should have been a 30 year sentence, to encourage the the other intelligence-challenged crotch grabbers not to steal.

And there is an article everyone should read, if they fly. It is titled "how terahertz radiation tears DNA apart, and is found here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/416066/how-terahertz-waves-tear-a...

Jan 25 09:52

Get Ready For Negative Interest Rates In The US

With Fed mouthpiece Jon Hilsenrath warning - in no lesser status-quo narrative-deliverer than The Wall Street Journal - that The ECB's actions (and pre-emptive collapse in the EUR) means the U.S. economy must deal with a rapidly strengthening dollar that will make American goods more expensive abroad, potentially slowing both U.S. growth and inflation; and Treasury Secretary Lew coming out his crypt to mention "unfair FX moves," it appears The Fed (and powers that be) are worrying about King Dollar. This suggests, as Mises Canada's Patrick Barron predicts, the Fed will start charging negative interest rates on bank reserve accounts as the final tool in the war on savings and wealth in order to spur the Keynesian goal of increasing “aggregate demand”. If savers won’t spend their money, the government will take it from them.

Jan 25 09:51

Martin Scorsese's Bill Clinton Documentary Shelved Over Creative Control

Martin Scorsese's upcoming slate is already packed with an authorized Grateful Dead documentary, his rock & roll HBO series co-created with Mick Jagger and the planned Ramones biopic. However, another of the legendary director's projects, the partly finished HBO-backed documentary on President Bill Clinton, has been indefinitely shelved as the director and former POTUS wrestle over control of the film.

According to New York Times, Scorsese and Clinton are butting heads over their interviews Frost/Nixon style, with the Goodfellas director unwilling to relinquish control of the questions and their content.

Considering the strong possibility that Hillary Clinton is planning her own presidential run in 2016, Bill also reportedly wants input over the documentary's final cut to ensure nothing that can harm her campaign is aired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Scorsese actually believed that he could get this documentary to see the light of day without the Clintons being in total control of the outcome, he is amazingly naive.

Jan 25 09:44

Censorship, Abuse and other Zionist Tricks.. - Gilad Atzmon

We spoke about the clumsy attempt to block my music in Nottingham last week. The attempt failed. The concert took place in another venue. It was a huge success, Nottingham Jazz Committee stood firmly behind me. The concert was a transforming rally in my support (video below). It is now the local council that struggles to justify its act as resentment to its surrender to Zionist pressure is evident. I ll be speaking in Nottingham on Feb 2 for the Freedom Of Speech Society.

Jan 25 09:34

Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone with Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

"The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner having to press a button and gather information about him; that's why on security grounds he refused to have this phone," Kucherena added.

It is not clear if the "special software" being referred to in the interview is made up of standard diagnostic tools, or if the NSA whistleblower thinks intelligence agencies from the United States have found a way to compromise the mobile operating system developed by Apple.

Jan 24 11:05

US Supreme Court Considers Random Use Of Drug Dogs During Traffic Stops

Some Supreme Court justices question whether Fourth Amendment intrusions during traffic stops have gone too far.

Should police have the power to order a driver out of his car while a search is conducted with a drug dog — even when there is no reason to believe the motorist has done anything wrong? That was the question posed to the US Supreme Court during oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of Dennys Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was stopped on March 27, 2012 after a Nebraska police officer saw him briefly swerve. On a hunch, the officer decided to call for a drug dog. After about half an hour, the dog alerted, and Rodriguez was arrested and found guilty of possession.

Jan 24 11:04

How the CIA made Google

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

Jan 24 10:56

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Lack, the first chief executive of the BBG, mentioned RT in an interview with The New York Times.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Needless to say, we will continue to link to Russia Today from WRH!

Jan 24 10:27

Shut-up, White Boy! Professors: White Men Should Speak Last

We look to a day when people will not be judged by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.

And the configuration of their chromosomes.

This seems the hope of a panel of professors and activists at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, assembled to improve campus race relations and tackle matriculator misogyny. And relating to this they put forth an idea:

Women and blacks should be called on first in classroom discussions.

Jan 24 10:27

Jews move to criminalize "anti-Semitism" at UN

On Thursday, at the United Nations General Assembly, an informal plenary session was held on alleged "anti-Semitic" violence and attitudes worldwide. It marked the first time that "anti-Semitism" was officially addressed at the United Nations. The Anti-Defamation League of course welcomed this development:

Jan 24 10:26

Police officer arrested by feds in connection to alleged police brutality incident, city official says

According to the lawsuit, before putting Walsh in the car, Lillo retrieved a "flashlight or other blunt instrument" from his police duty belt and struck him in the face "numerous times" with the object, causing "permanent injury and disfigurement."

While Walsh, who was still in handcuffs, was struck repeatedly in the face, the other two officers "stood by and did nothing," the lawsuit stated.

Jan 24 10:23

A TRIBUTE TO OUR MEN IN BLUE

Jan 24 09:44

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram

Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Lack, the first chief executive of the BBG, mentioned RT in an interview with The New York Times.

“We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram,” he said. “But I firmly believe that this agency has a role to play in facing those challenges.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Andrew Lack: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking mad, to have this comparison?!?!?

Is the "challenge" you face from RT is that it has a track record for reasonably careful,thorough sober reporting (who, what, when, where, and why), in the spirit of Edward R. Murrow?!?

Because this is something I respect about their editorial staff. I may not always agree with their assessments, but I do find hard news here.

I get a lot more hard information from their English language edition than I can from the US Corporate alleged "news", where talking heads are always shoving the governmental narrative in my face, which many times has absolutely zero relationship to truth.

This is one of two "canaries in the coal mine" I watch consistently.

The other is www.presstv.ir (their English edition)
But if both of these blogs go down, you can bet your sweet bippy that something wicked this way comes.

Jan 23 13:01

CNY homeowners sued, told they can't park pickup truck in driveway

A homeowners' association has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar a resident in the town of Manlius from parking his own pickup truck in his driveway.

The Kimry Moor Homeowners Association has filed a lawsuit against residents David and Arna Orlando in Onondaga County Supreme Court because they are parking their 2014 black Ford 150 pickup in their driveway at 511 Kimry Moor, just outside the village of Fayetteville.

The association wants an injunction to stop the couple from parking their pickup in the driveway of their home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This hits close to home as I am going through a similar headache with the homeowner's association where I live. Following a recent re-topping of the parking lot with the cheapest sealant they could find, all residents were told that they would be fined for oil spots on their parking stalls. As I have an older car (and did find and repair a leak) I am now parking on the street. BUT ... other people, including vehicles used by homeowner's association contractors, are using my stalls, and leaking more oil on the pavement.

The homeowner's association won't allow me to put down a permanent cover like plywood, and insist I am responsible for the costs of damage from oil leaking from vehicles that park in my stalls without my permission!

I think these homeowner's associations have become one of the biggest threats to personal freedom and common sense!

Jan 23 12:05

LaRouche Warns: Wall Street's Growing Desperation Is Fueling Global Thermonuclear Showdown

Wall Street is on the edge of another financial tsunami, and this is driving the world towards general war, with the latest provocations in Ukraine serving as the immediate trigger for confrontation with Russia.

As Citibank was the latest of the Wall Street too-big-to-fail banks to post serious fourth-quarter losses, and as the Wall Street banks were announcing 50,000 layoffs, half-way around the globe the Ukrainian government was launching new provocations against Russia, meeting with top NATO generals and announcing a draft to call up 100,000 new troops to launch a military offensive against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine.

Jan 23 11:13

The Grand Strategy To Cast Off the Corporate State

If the strategies and tactics within this document are implemented successfully, our movement will be more united, driven, connected, funded, and determined than ever before. The corporate state will be broken in both finances and spirit.

Jan 23 10:07

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

Jan 23 10:05

Gray State. The Rise By David Crowley

Jan 23 09:59

The Troops Are Destroying Our Country

The mindset that is common to U.S. troops serving overseas is that they are all doing it for America, for us, for our rights and freedoms, for our safety and security. They’ll all tell you that they are doing it because they love their country.

There’s one big problem with that mindset, however. The truth is that the troops, through what they’re doing over there, are indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety and security, and our economic well-being.

Jan 22 16:30

Citations, vehicle impoundment cases tied to Uber concluded

The Nevada Transportation Authority on Thursday wrapped up the adjudication of 24 citations and vehicle impoundment cases connected to the illegal operation of the Uber ride-sharing app.

At the authority board’s monthly meeting, the three members unanimously approved in one vote the findings of hearing officers that reviewed each case.

The 24 cases involving Uber drivers and their vehicles was nearly half of the month’s cases involving unlicensed drivers offering motor transport in violation of state statutes.

Uber officials, who directed operations in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City between Oct. 23 and Nov. 26, believe the company should not be subject to transportation regulations because it considers itself a technology company that arranges rides through a smartphone app and are not the transporters.

Regulators think otherwise.

Jan 22 14:06

When is Your Wealth Not Your Wealth?

Thanks to a loyal reader, Lloyd, the full interview with Harry Markopolos that started a whole new leg on my journey is presented below. Please listen BEFORE reading this article in order to fully understand the depth of lies and alleged theft that are being perpetuated against YOU and ME as you are reading. It is mind blowing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Harry Markopolos is the man who tried to alert the SEC to the fraud being committed by Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot, but was shunned by SEC investigators, many of whom actually gave their resumes to Bernie while they were supposed to be investigating him!

Jan 22 13:54

Texas Cops Jail Woman For ‘Walking Without A License’

A woman in Hamlin, Texas is fighting charges of driving without a license and expired registration after she was arrested and jailed by cops while WALKING home with groceries.

Jan 22 13:46

BOMBSHELL: IRS Has Active Contract For MILLIONS With Company HHS FIRED Over Botched Healthcare.gov

Seven months after federal officials fired CGI Federal for its botched work on Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, the IRS awarded the same company a $4.5 million IT contract for its new Obamacare tax program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Adding insult to injury!

Jan 22 13:38

We’ve Let The Clowns Come Way Too Far

In Tuesday’s State of the Union, Obama said The ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’, and the one and the only thing I thought was: ‘Good, so now we can tackle the crisis itself?!’. If speeches like the SOTU Tuesday night, and the reactions to it, make anything clear, it’s that the PR guys won the fight against critical thinking. Sure, there are people for whom that shadow has passed, but a president is supposed to be there for all Americans, not just for those who finance his campaigns and those of his successors.

Jan 22 13:37

How Obama's Hacking Laws Could Make You a Criminal

Computer-security researchers fear President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to federal hacking laws could put them out of business, could make computers less secure overall, and could put some of them — and maybe even you — in prison.

"Under the new proposal, sharing your HBO GO password with a friend would be a felony," Nate Cardozo, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, told an audience of researchers and IT pros Saturday (Jan. 17) at ShmooCon 2015, a security conference held annually in Washington, D.C.

Obama showcased the proposals in his State of the Union address Wednesday night (Jan. 20). The changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), first implemented in 1984, might make many commonplace security-research practices — and media reporting on those practices — federal crimes. Even sharing passwords for online accounts would potentially be punishable.

Jan 22 13:34

The Hidden Threat To Free Speech in Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama proposed new laws to protect Americans and “especially our kids” from hackers during his State of the Union address. Swaddled in that almost tender-sounding language, though, was a plan that would strengthen the government’s ability to go after journalists like Barrett Brown.

In fact, the new cybersecurity legislation would further criminalize the kind of activity for which Brown is due to be sentenced in Dallas federal court on Jan. 22. Judge Sam A. Lindsay will decide whether to let Brown, 33, off with time served for the more than two years he’s already spent behind bars, or imprison him for a maximum of eight-and-a-half years. Brown struck a deal to plead guilty to, among other charges, a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) felony.

Jan 22 13:15

Annual AIPAC bribe-fest will be going on while Netanyahu is in town to chastise the Congress.

The 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference will begin Sunday, March 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, DC. The conference will end on Tuesday, March 3 following your lobbying appointments (around 3:00 p.m.)

Jan 22 13:01

Joint Chiefs Chairman: Congress Must Pass Obama’s Cyber Bill

Even though the new Obama cybersecurity bill (itself mostly a copy of the failed CISPA bill) centers on civilian Internet infrastructure and giving the government easier access to individual Americans’ personal data, the Pentagon is finding ways to make it all about them.

Jan 22 12:57

Anti-Semitic Israeli 'Ex-Jew' Has UK Performance Cancelled

Gilan Atzmon's Nottingham performance cancelled after residents report openly anti-Semitic statements to local council.

Jan 22 12:52

Asset Ownership and Our System of Deepening Debt-Serfdom

Debt-serfs who make the difficult and risky transition to small-scale business owners find they have simply moved to another class of serfdom.

The core dynamic of debt-serfdom is that debt-serfs must borrow money to buy essentials while the wealthy borrow to invest in productive assets.

This is not merely a random result of free-market capitalism; it is the structure of cartel-capitalism in which highly profitable goods and services must be paid for with highly profitable debt.

Jan 22 12:42

New Facebook feature flags fake news

You've seen them in your feed: false reports of celebrity deaths, conspiracy theories presented as real news, promises of free iPads if you share a link, quotes attributed to the Pope that he never said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the inclusion of "conspiracy theories". Facebook is providing a button where anyone can flag a story as a hoax to get it banned. This gives the "megaphonies" the ability to silence any and all criticisms of Israel, with no recourse by the original poster.

We need a new censorship-free social media platform!

Jan 22 12:38

Freedom of Speech? Boston Mayor Bans Bad Mouthing of Olympics, as Facebook Will Filter Out “Fake News”

If you’re a Boston city employee, there’s now an official decree: don’t badmouth the Olympics.

Documents obtained by the Globe through a public records request to City Hall show Mayor Martin J. Walsh has signed a formal agreement with the United States Olympic Committee that bans city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The “joinder agreement” forbids the city of Boston and its employees from making any written or oral statements that “reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation” of the International Olympic Committee, the USOC, or the Olympic Games.

So supporting the Olympics is now a matter of national security. How cute.

Jan 22 12:35

European Commission's Clever Ruse To Introduce Corporate Sovereignty Regardless Of Ratification Votes In EU

Because of the complicated nature of power-sharing in the European Union, some international agreements require the approval of both the European Parliament and of every Member State -- so-called "mixed agreements." It is generally accepted that both the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) and TAFTA/TTIP are mixed agreements, and will therefore require a double ratification: by the full European Parliament, and all the EU governments. Indeed, the European Commission has frequently cited this fact to bolster its assertion that both CETA and TAFTA/TTIP are being negotiated democratically, since the European public -- through their representatives -- will have their say in these final votes.

Jan 22 12:34

European Commission's Clever Ruse To Introduce Corporate Sovereignty Regardless Of Ratification Votes In EU

Because of the complicated nature of power-sharing in the European Union, some international agreements require the approval of both the European Parliament and of every Member State -- so-called "mixed agreements." It is generally accepted that both the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) and TAFTA/TTIP are mixed agreements, and will therefore require a double ratification: by the full European Parliament, and all the EU governments. Indeed, the European Commission has frequently cited this fact to bolster its assertion that both CETA and TAFTA/TTIP are being negotiated democratically, since the European public -- through their representatives -- will have their say in these final votes.

Jan 22 11:31

New GOP Chairman Suppresses Full CIA Torture Report

The new Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman sent a letter to the White House and several federal agencies last week demanding the return of every copy of the Committee’s entire classified CIA torture report. The new chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, also intends to return the notorious Panetta Review to the CIA. Critical of the agency’s false statements regarding the reliability of information obtained through torture, the Panetta Review’s release under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been blocked by the CIA.

Jan 22 11:07

CHARLIE’S DOUBLE STANDARDS … #JeAiDoublesStandards

Charlie Hebdo Fired ‘Anti-Semitic’ Cartoonist For Ridiculing Judaism In 2009

Jan 22 10:24

Shadow banking now poses top risk to US stability, warns IMF

Non-financial lending has reached $15 trillion since the crisis and is outside the control of authorities warns the Fund's deputy chief

WEBMASTER ADDITION: What this means is that people are starting to do business without going through the privately-owned central banks, and the bankers are worried they may lose their monopoly.

Jan 22 09:56

A Billionaire Lectures Serfs in Davos – Claims “America’s Lifestyle Expectations are Far Too High”

If you listened closely this morning, you could hear humanity vomit as JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, began to speak at Davos. In what amounted to some of the most egotistical and delusional statements heard at a conference filled with egotistical and delusional participants, Mr. Dimon didn’t disappoint. Here are a couple highlights courtesy of Twitter:

Jan 22 08:35

Corporations Use Spies To Undermine Nonprofits

Jan 22 08:30

Parking violation turns into police assault caught on video – lawsuit

A Nebraska family filed suit Monday against dozens of police officers alleging that they turned a parking violation into a rough arrest and violating the family’s constitutional rights by breaking into a nearby home and confiscating video of the incident.

Jan 21 15:45

Gray State. The Rise By David Crowley

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The film David Crowley was working on when he and his family were "suicided."

Jan 21 15:30

Free speech for Western apologists only

Glenn Greenwald became famous for publishing the case of Edward Snowden in The Guardian. We re-produce his recent article on the western instrumental misuse of free speech as it is courageously putting the finder in the wound. The text appeared in The Intercept, a media project co-founded by Greenwald.

France Arrests a Comedian For His Facebook Comments, Showing the Sham of the West’s “Free Speech” Celebration

Jan 21 14:45

Justice Dept. working to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges: report

The Justice Department will likely not bring any civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Jan 21 14:05

Perverting Justice: GOP Plans to ‘Return’ Torture Documents to CIA (for shredding)

It wasn’t enough that the CIA were caught hacking into the computers of Senator Diane Feinstein’s Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigative team- a crime which CIA head John Brennan was forced to ‘apologize’ for (with no punishment, of course). Now the new Republican (GOP) Senate will be asking that all federal agencies to return important torture documents to them.

Jan 21 13:55

Deaths Of “Gray State” Director And Family Under Investigation

Police have released limited details regarding the deaths of filmmaker David Crowley, his wife Komel, and their 5-year-old daughter, but have acknowledged that the deaths are being treated as “suspicious” while an investigation is underway.

Jan 21 12:00

My Brush with French (and World) “Press Freedom”

Later in the month, I had the opportunity to take my first river cruise in Europe, on the Saone and Rhone Rivers in the south of France. I took my laptop with me to avail myself of the WiFi service that was available on the cruise boat.

I was still a bit excited about our success with the video and eager, should the opportunity arise, to share it with anyone I thought might be interested. The WiFi worked quite well generally, but when I attempted to view “Falling to Pieces for Israel,” I was greeted with this message: “This video is not available in your country.” At no time when I was in France was I able to see it.

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Read further down about how Kindle deletes books you have bought if the local government bans them. Good reason to go back to paper and ink books if you want to protect yourself from censorship!

Jan 21 11:40

Here's What Concerns Experts About Obama's State of the Union Cybersecurity Goals

Central to the problems with the recommended updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) are vague terms that could easily be interpreted to prosecute innocents, no matter how weak their links to actual criminal activity. Anyone who "intentionally exceeds authorized access to a protected computer, and thereby obtains information from such computer" could be charged. That sounds acceptable on first inspection, but the definition of "exceeds authorized access" includes using a computer with proper authorization "to obtain or alter information" the relevant party is not entitled to look at, "or for a purpose that the accesser knows is not authorized by the computer owner".

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Or for that matter any of the Edward Snowden documents published in the European media.

Jan 21 11:14

The Pseudo-Courage of Chris Kyle

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, the ghost-written memoir for which Kyle claims primary authorship, offers convincing testimony that Kyle not only failed to display genuine courage in Iraq, but was incapable of recognizing it when it was exhibited by desperate patriots seeking to evict the armed foreigners who had invaded and occupied their country.

The insurgents who fought the American invasion (and the few “allied” troops representing governments that had been bribed or brow-beaten into collaborating in that crime) were sub-human “savages” and “cowards,” according to Kyle.

“Savage, despicable evil,” writes Kyle. “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq…. People ask me all the time, `How many people have you killed?’... The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives.”

Jan 21 10:58

BEX ALERT - Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine - President Poroshenko

Russia has 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks, heavy artillery and armoured personnel carriers in eastern Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko has said.

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"See? See? Here's the proof!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 21 10:03

Michael Moore is Right

The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with patriotism or heroism

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"American Sniper" is obvious pro-war propaganda. Are the reports of box office success part of the lie?

Jan 21 09:34

Israeli forces launch major detention campaign in Nablus camps

Israeli forces launched a major detention campaign in the northern West Bank refugee camps of Balata and Askar in Nablus district overnight, Palestinian security sources said.

More than 15 young men were seized after forces ransacked many houses.

Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that more than 20 Israeli military jeeps stormed Balata and Askar refugee camps near Nablus at midnight and broke into dozens of houses.

Locals said most of the houses belonged to Fatah supporters. Among those whose houses which were ransacked are Fayiz Arafat, Nasser al-Khatib Abu Aziz, Ahmad Naji Abu Hamada, Muhammad Abu Dari, Abu Mahyub abu Leil, Muhammad Abu Zaabal, Hatim abu Riziq, Talal abu Thira, Abu Hazim Kharma, Atallah Hashash, Bashir Hashash, Hasan Sharaya, Abu Nasim Arayshi and Mahir Ayyad.

Jan 21 09:27

The GOVERNMENT Intends to CONFISCATE EVERYTHING YOU OWN!

When a small group of people subvert the laws that make everyone equal and place themselves above the law, it is only a matter of time before freedom becomes forced servitude.

The actions by the U.S. government are giving the tell tale signs of complete destruction of liberty and the institution of what can only be called slavery of the masses.

Those at the top are engaged in the transformation of the nation into a feudal society where a few are very rich and the rest are subjected to poverty and earning a meager existence at best.

Jan 21 09:13

Campus cops load up on military weapons like semiautomatic rifles, Humvees

Under the same program that has been criticized as “militarizing” local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.

Nearly all police at universities are now armed, with weapons ranging from handguns to pepper spray. About two-thirds of public and private campuses employed armed officials during the 2011-2012 school year, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Tuesday.

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Kent State is now included in all campuses!

Jan 21 09:08

Nick Turse, A Shadow War in 150 Countries

From the point of view of the U.S. military and the national security state, the period from September 12, 2001, to late last night could be summed up in a single word: more. What Washington funded with your tax dollars was a bacchanalia of expansion intended, as is endlessly reiterated, to keep America “safe.” But here’s the odd thing: as the structure of what’s always called “security” is built out ever further into our world and our lives, that world only seems to become less secure. Odder yet, that “more” is rarely a focus of media coverage, though its reality is glaringly obvious. The details may get coverage but the larger reality -- the thing being created in Washington -- seems of remarkably little interest.

Jan 21 08:57

ARMS TO AL-QAEDA: U.S. Generals Admit Washington Has Backed Islamic Militants in Syria

If you believe all of the pre-packaged government and corporate media propaganda, then you might think that ISIS is just another evil, grassroots Salafist militant movement, one with no connections at all to foreign intelligence agencies like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, Turkish (NATO) intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Israeli intelligence, or Pakistan’s ISI.

Well, you might just be wrong…

Jan 21 08:53

Is Barack Obama Actually Trying To Help ISIS Take Over Syria?

That headline sounds crazy, right? It must be untrue, right? Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn. As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments. And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. In fact, he came dangerously close to taking us to war with Syria earlier in his presidency before backing down in the face of overwhelming public pressure. But what Obama wants to do in Syria has not changed, and he is using the same playbook that he used in Libya and elsewhere to get it done.

Jan 21 08:42

Boehner invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to address Congress

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday he’s invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress in February.

“In this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life,” Mr. Boehner said. “Americans and Israelis have always stood together in shared cause and common ideals, and now we must rise to the moment again.”

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The last time Netanyahu spoke to Congress, members of AIPAC videotaped the assembly, and anyone not standing and cheering at everything Netanyahu said were cut off from future AIPAC support.

Jan 21 08:29

All hail free speech – except when it’s against Israel

None of this was spelled out by the veteran correspondent, who deleted his twitter account shortly afterwards and according to this source does not appear to be willing to elaborate beyond his immediate resignation, but a string of tweets between him and a well known israeli propagandist show Clancy’s obvious impatience with what he clearly sees as crass israeli attempts to use PR to derail Palestinian efforts at self-determination. The fact that it comes immediately after his tweet about Hebdo remains a mystery.

Jan 21 08:27

Financial Repression Is Financial Authoritarianism

Financial repression is a term used to describe measures sometimes used by governments to boost their coffers and/or reduce debt. These measures include the deliberate attempt to hold down interest rates to below inflation, representing a tax on savers and a transfer of benefits from lenders to borrowers. Financial repression is also used to describe measures to facilitate a domestic market for government debt and the imposition of capital controls. The combined effect of all these measures means funds are channeled to the government that would otherwise flow elsewhere.

Jan 21 08:11

Israel’s very own history of eugenics

In the 1950s, waves of new immigrants swept into Israel. To the dismay of the country’s Ashkenazi leaders (those originating from Europe and the US), the great majority were from Arab countries. Levi Eshkol, a later prime minister, expressed a common sentiment when he called them “human rubbish”. Israel, deprived of “good-quality” Jews, was being forced to bring to its shores Arab Jews, seen as just as primitive and dirty as the Palestinians whom Israel had recently succeeded in ethnically cleansing.

Jan 21 07:58

Russia To Collapse Dollar, White House Prepares For Civil Unrest

Is the Pentagon preparing for civil unrest in the United States?

With the Russian Ruble about to collapse Russia and China are pushing for a collapse of the U.S. dollar. It’s a race between the superpowers to see which currency will collapse first.

Experts have said that the U.S. and Europe cannot survive for much longer, and with Russia’s economic surplus, its looking likely that the Ruble will out-live the dollar.

Jan 21 07:50

FDA Attacks Man for Selling Supplement that has Healed Tens of Thousands – Facing 37 Years in Prison

For almost 5 years, the FDA has been attacking Daniel Smith of Spokane Washington for selling a mineral supplement that purifies water and has been used in places like Africa by the Red Cross to prevent Malaria. The product is called MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution), and the active ingredient is sodium chlorite, a common mineral that is even used in some municipalities in the U.S. to purify water instead of chlorine.

Daniel Smith will face a trial in less than 30 days, the culmination of close to 5 years of legal battles, that could result in him spending 37 years in prison if convicted.

Why?

Because the FDA has not approved his product for health claims.

Has the product killed anyone? No.

Do FDA approved products kill anyone? Yes.

According to statistics published by medical authorities themselves, FDA prescription drugs are one of the top causes of death in the United States, and probably the #1 cause of death among Americans today.

Jan 21 07:43

20 Crucial Tips for Not Getting Screwed by the Legal System

Jan 20 18:36

Michael Rivero - January 19, 2015 - Escalating War in UkraineThreat to World Peace?

Jan 20 11:13

Writer/Director of "Gray State" Found DEAD in "apparent suicide"

Jan 20 09:48

Did a Russian Parliamentarian Just Commit Treason?

An interesting thing happened in Washington recently, and it had nothing to do with Beltway politics, Democrats vs. Republicans, or any of the other standard fare for the middle of the week in mid-January. Rather, a relatively small, little publicized event took place at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a prominent liberal-leaning think tank in Washington.

The event, “Russia’s Opposition in a Time of War and Crisis,” featured prominent Russian liberal opposition parliamentarian (member of the Russian Duma) Ilya Ponomarev, a noted critic of Russian President Putin, providing a detailed presentation regarding the current political climate in Russia, and the potential for the ousting or overthrow of the Russian government. Yes, you heard that right. A Russian elected official came to the United States to give a talk about how best to effect regime change in his own country.

Jan 20 09:46

H&R Block: ‘No One Can Understand’ New Obamacare Tax Code

H&R Block, the nation’s largest retail tax preparation company warns that the newly released Obamacare tax code, officially called the Affordable Care Act, is likely to confuse millions of taxpayers who try to tackle their tax returns for 2014.

“Now that the Affordable Care Act has made health care a tax issue, no one can understand it,” H&R Block flatly tells taxpayers in a video that resides on its dedicated Obamacare web site.

A former IRS Commissioner agrees, and cautions that the new tax requirements will be a “shock to the system,” especially afflicting low-income earners who have never itemized on their tax return.

Jan 20 09:12

‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard

A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard and Marine explained in details what makes him believe three problematic detainees were killed at CIA black site in Guantanomo and their death was covered up as a triple suicide.

Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman was on duty at the notorious prison camp when the three men died, and insists the official version of events is “impossible,” he told Vice News.

The three men were Salah Ahmed Al-Salami, 37, from Yemen, Mani Shaman Al-Utaybi, 30, from Saudi Arabia, and Yasser Talal Al-Zahrani, 22, also from Saudi Arabia. None of them had been charged with any crime.

He explained in an incendiary interview with Vice News that the three men would have had to have committed suicide at exactly the same time in a cellblock where guards check on detainees every four minutes.

Jan 20 09:05

In the Charlie Hebdo psyop double standards, logical fallacies and crass ignorance are everywhere

Many of pointed out that apparently the French and most westerners seem to be much more upset when 12 people die in Paris then when hundreds, thousand and tens of thousands die elsewhere. It appears that the 1980s slogan "don't touch my pal" which was originally supposed to denounce racism now has been "re-worked" into a, if not racist, then at least a chauvinistic mode: don't kill French leftists no matter how offensive their discourse is. I won't make that case again here, but because by now anybody still capable of critical thought "got it", but I will look at another, much less noticed case of double standards: the one about the issue of moral pain.

Jan 20 08:49

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage

Things are not as they should be these days at The Virginian-Pilot, the largest newspaper in Virginia. In the fall, the paper produced an important investigation of municipal government, one that has sparked an official inquiry, led to policy changes at a local bank, and prompted the mayor of Virginia Beach to resign his lucrative private-sector job. By any expectation, the paper would have kept dogging the story, probing whether there was more to discover about the overlap between government and business elites in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Instead, the newsroom has been consumed with warding off pressure from an unexpected source: upper management at its own paper. In the view of several Pilot journalists, that pressure has stifled further enterprise reporting. It has also led to concerns that the paper might even publicly backtrack from its published coverage.

As one veteran journalist at the paper put it: “We’re walking around with duct tape over our keyboards.”

Jan 19 19:45

Charlie Hebdo Attack: The Kouachi brothers died from CPS---Chronic Patsy Syndrome

Notice how the post-attack narrative has morphed from protecting freedom of the press and France from jihadists to protecting French Jews from Muslims and ridding Europe of anti-Semitism, which, according to Israeli PM Netenyahu, can only be accomplished by eliminating funding of the International Criminal Court so they can't try Israel for the massive number of war crimes it committed against Gaza and by letting European Jews and ONLY Jews, carry firearms?

Yes, that would work out splendidly, wouldn't it?

Jan 19 15:17

Long-time presenter Jim Clancy leaves CNN after ‘anti-Israel’ Twitter rant

Veteran US TV journalist Jim Clancy has abruptly left the international news broadcaster after 34 years, following a seemingly tangential Twitter argument over Charlie Hebdo that escalated to a verbal war between Clancy and pro-Israel social media users.

Jan 19 13:21

John Baird says Palestinians made 'huge mistake' pursuing Israel at international court

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reaffirmed Canada's opposition Monday to a Palestinian attempt to pursue war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

Speaking in Jerusalem, Baird said the Palestinians "made a huge mistake" by going to the ICC, an United Nations institution that Canada played a lead role in creating in the 1990s.

Jan 19 09:56

1.6 Billion Muslim Scapegoats, NYPD Slowdown Irony & Anthrax Perpetrator Still at Large?

Jan 19 09:00

Social Services To Family: ‘Get Flu Shots Or We’re Taking Your Baby’

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services is about to change the very nature of who is or is not responsible for making life changing decisions for your children. Whether you agree with yearly flu vaccines or not, the following report from Tacoma, Washington should scare the hell out of you because if the government moves forward with their threats then every child in America will effectively become a ward of the state.

Jan 19 08:59

Man given citation for eating while driving in Georgia

Madison Turner told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from a Marietta McDonald's. A few minutes later, a police officer pulled him over and wrote him a ticket under the distracted driving law.

"The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles," Turner said. "He said specifically three times, you can't just go down the road eating a hamburger."

Jan 19 08:22

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.

Jan 19 08:02

Charlie Hebdo: Muslim media anger at new cartoon

Newspapers across the globe respond to the "survivors' edition" of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo - featuring a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad - with a mixture of anger, concern and solidarity.

"With new cover of French paper, a new set of fears," says the New York Times on its front page, adding that there is a "dread that Charlie Hebdo may prompt further violence".

Jan 19 08:01

Tariq Ramadan: 'Double standard of freedom of expression'

Jan 18 09:28

Paris Attacks Work of US or Israeli Agents: France’s Le Pen

According to a report, published in The Independent, founder of France’s far right Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen has said that the Charlie Hebdo massacre may have been the work of an “intelligence agency”.

In an interview with a Russian newspaper Komsomolskaïa Pravda, Mr Le Pen, suggesting that the attack was the work of American or Israeli agents seeking to foment a civil war between Islam and the West, the report said.

Jan 18 09:27

NYC hired Rikers officers with gang ties, psychological issues – report

A report into the recruiting and hiring practices of the New York Correction Department found that more than one-third of the people hired had problems – criminal histories, mental issues – that should have disqualified them from the job.

Jan 18 09:27

FLASHBACK - Florida declines to charge FBI agent over Ibragim Todashev shooting death

An FBI agent who shot dead a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev during an interrogation last year acted in self-defence and will not face criminal charges, a Florida prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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The comments are interesting. Ignoring the obvious shills, it does appear that the public never bought the official story.

Jan 18 09:23

US Musicians Drafted into CIA’s MKULTRA

Here is a bit of US history that illustrates the reach of the CIA’s infamous mind-control program, MKULTRA.

Some would say the 1940s and 50s were the most vibrant and innovative period in the history of jazz.

During those years, it was common knowledge that musicians who were busted for drug use were shipped, or volunteered to go, to Lexington, Kentucky. Lex was the first Narcotics Farm and US Health Dept. drug treatment hospital in the US.

According to diverse sources, here’s a partial list of the reported “hundreds” of jazz musicians who went to Lex: Red Rodney, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Howard McGhee, Elvin Jones, Zoot Sims, Lee Morgan, Tadd Dameron, Stan Levey, Jackie McLean.

It’s also reported that Ray Charles was there, and William Burroughs, Peter Lorre, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

It was supposed to be a rehab center. A place for drying out.

Jan 18 09:21

Brooklyn DA to probe allegations NYPD officers planted guns

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced it is looking into whether or not six NYPD officers planted guns on innocent people in order to arrest them for illegal possession of firearms.

Jan 18 09:21

The Rothschilds Own Charlie Hebdo? Editors Girlfriend Works For The Rothschilds.

Jan 18 09:11

Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, the Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order".

The new laws have largely been brought in to combat the growing number of Saudis travelling to take part in the civil war in Syria, who have previously returned with newfound training and ideas about overthrowing the monarchy.

To that end, King Abdullah issued Royal Decree 44, which criminalises "participating in hostilities outside the kingdom" with prison sentences of between three and 20 years, Human Rights Watch said.

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It appears that no matter WHAT issue is vexing the sclerotic House of Saud, you can always, always bet that they will get it wrong.

Royal Decree # 44 is absolutely no exception to this reality.

And I am sorry, however; we hear the propaganda about Isis, characterizing it as "brutal" in their torture and killings of prisoners. They flog, stone, amputate, and behead, with wild abandon.

And YET, the US's second BBF in the Middle East (after Israel, of course) does precisely the same things, and no one in DC dares speak a whisper here.

IF any one of our readers happens to know any of the younger members of the House of Saud, please remind them of the following statement, which I think was one of the most profound statements ever said by the late President Kennedy: "where peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

And as a Christian Pacifist, I abhor violence; I can, however, understand the circumstances through which it might come about.

Through this decree, and cracking down on peaceful protestors, the Saudi Government and the House of Saud are creating the perfect storm for a potentially very nasty and turbulent future.

That which is most rigid and hidebound,(and governmental policiy is no exception here) eventually, shatters.

Jan 18 09:03

Court Orders Holocaust Denying Article On Far-Right Website To Be Blocked

A Hungarian court has ordered an article on the far-right website Kuruc.info to be deleted, it emerged on Wednesday evening. The court order to block the Holocaust denying article is the first time Hungarian courts have taken action to make an Internet content unavailable since the government criminalised the denial of crimes committed by totalitarian system.

Jan 18 09:00

The censored video of Charlie Hebdo shootings, with 2.5 million viewings, now has a warning on it:

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The video still embeds, but if you try to watch it at YouTube, it is blocked until you sign int to prove you are over 18.

Jan 18 08:54

Agency will confiscate infant if entire family doesn’t get flu shots

A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots.

Mrs. Smith is a dedicated foster mom, and has fostered seven babies. She currently raises five children, including an adopted 4-year-old daughter. Her objection to vaccines is based on safety concerns for her family, she revealed in an interview with KOMO News:

“I’ve done a lot of research on it and I don’t like some of the side effects that it has,” she said.

Among the alarming vaccine ingredients that Mrs. Smith referred to is Thimerosal, a drug stabilizer that contains the compound ethyl mercury, a known neurotoxin. Popular influenza vaccines such as Fluzone®, FluLaval®, and Fluvirin® each contain Thimerosal.

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That this dedicated mom, who took the trouble to do her due diligence on the chemical composition of the flu vaccine, should be demonized for having done so, demonstrates an absolute, out of control on steroids,State government department, run amok.

Families with skills and kids, get the hell out of this country while you still can. The window for your exodus is closing incrementally.

Jan 18 08:48

Welcome to the Oligarch Recovery – Majority of Public School Students are in Poverty for First Time in 50 Years

“When they first come in my door in the morning, the first thing I do is an inventory of immediate needs: Did you eat? Are you clean? A big part of my job is making them feel safe,” said Sonya Romero-Smith, a veteran teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque. Fourteen of her 18 kindergartners are eligible for free lunches.

She helps them clean up with bathroom wipes and toothbrushes, and she stocks a drawer with clean socks, underwear, pants and shoes.

From the Washington Post article: Majority of U.S. Public School Students are in Poverty

It’s a recovery so lopsided only Timothy Geithner or an oligarch could love it. Since 2008, U.S. economic policy has concentrated on funneling as much money as possible to billionaires, keeping the poor alive and submissive through government programs, and squeezing the middle class to death while at the same time holding out the carrot of hope that things will return to how they were before (they won’t).

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Please be aware that numbers like this do not just happen by accident.

Obama has been a master at waving his faux populism about,in order to get the masses to believe that he actually thinks this way.

But at the end of the day, he is no less a flunky to the monied classes who got him elected twice than was his predecessor, George Bush.

Jan 18 08:46

Wall street banks trying to secure themselves for the collapse?

your savings

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, pensions, insurances etc. will all be gone, as derivatives are now the most protected assets according to the new law…

Jan 18 08:45

VIDEO: SWAT Team Kills Innocent Man In ‘Drug Raid’ That Found Just $2 Of Marijuana

But Coogle says that he repeatedly lied about suspects, and also stole drugs that he used tax-payer money (from police) to purchase. He admits that he completely fabricated everything about Jason Westcott, a young man who had no criminal convictions whatsoever.

But that lie was all police needed – no fact checking or verification of the rumors Coogle spun. They asked for and received a warrant to kick down his door for a drug raid.

But the SWAT team found just $2.00 worth of marijuana… and by that time, they had already shot and killed Westcott.

Jan 18 08:38

DEA secretly tracked Americans’ calls for over a decade, court document reveals

A new document reveals that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade to track drug trafficking and other criminal activities.

The new database of stored calls was described in a filing Thursday in the case of a man accused of conspiring to unlawfully export goods to Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Jan 18 08:28

Chief of Obamacare rollout resigns amid allegations of misconduct

The top Obama official overseeing the so-called rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, commonly called ObamaCare, has notified the administration on Friday that she his leaving her position after serving five years. Marilyn Tavenner, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) administrator, said she will official vacate her office in February.

Tavenner's service included the rollout snafu in which the multi-million dollar HealthCare.gov website cause enormous problems for both the Obama administration and the Americans attempting to enroll. It also included allegations of "gaming the numbers" when it was discovered the administration released a report containing inflated enrollment statistics.

Jan 18 08:13

Charlie Hebdo: False flag operation

The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists' office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people.

Usually Muslim terrorists are prepared to die in the attack; yet the two professionals who hit Charlie Hebdo were determined to escape and succeeded, an amazing feat. Their identity was allegedly established by the claim that they conveniently left for the authorities their ID in the getaway car. Such a mistake is inconsistent with the professionalism of the attack and reminds me of the undamaged passport found miraculously among the ruins of the two WTC towers that served to establish the identity of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.

Jan 17 11:57

Canada Human Rights Report: A Disturbing Tale

The comic image of Canada as the “great” defender of human rights does not hold water when it's a matter of First Nations' rights. It’s a disturbing tale.

Jan 17 10:34

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS - PDF version

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It has been brought to my attention that someone, intending to discourage the public from reading this article, has circulated a PDF version of "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars" that is causing damage to the computers of people who try to read it. This link is the only official WRH PDF version of this article.

Jan 17 10:27

Anchor Jim Clancy Leaves CNN Following Abusive Twitter Exchange With Pro-Israel Activists

CNN anchor Jim Clancy has left the network one week after a bizarre exchange with pro-Israel activists on Twitter about the terrorist outrages in Paris, in which he derided his opponents as the “hasbara team” and used a derogatory term for disabled people.

The news was broken by industry publication Adweek, which linked to The Algemeiner‘s extensive reporting of the scandal, noting that Clancy’s departure “comes just days after the veteran journalist had an extended debate via Twitter over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.”

CNN, however, made no mention of the scandal as it paid tribute to Clancy’s 34 years of service with the channel. “Jim Clancy is no longer with CNN. We thank him for more than three decades of distinguished service, and wish him nothing but the best,” a CNN spokesperson said.

Jan 16 16:44

Eric Holder Orders End to DOJ Program that Shares Seized Assets with Police

Big, huge news on the civil asset forfeiture front: Eric Holder is ordering an end to most of the Department of Justice’s Equitable Sharing Program. This is the program where the DOJ works with local law enforcement agencies for busts, and then the law enforcement agencies are permitted to keep 80 percent of the assets seized. It has been an incubator of the worst police abuses, as some agencies looked for any possible reason to take people’s property without ever actually accusing them with a crime.

Jan 16 13:22

This Won’t End Well: Military Police From the Torturous Gitmo Prison, Being Recruited as Cops

This week, as millions of Americans demand that Guantanamo Bay guards be prosecuted for war crimes, it seems that some of them may be getting jobs as cops instead.

Jan 16 12:02

The U.S. Corporate State has Become the Monarch Our Founders Despised

The colonists who wrote the founding documents of the United States detested the British Empire, and vowed to do whatever it took to gain their freedom and sovereignty from a foreign power that was depleting the wealth of the country without giving anything in return. Just as King George extracted wealth and resources from the colonies for his own gain in the 18th century, the current U.S. corporate state is extracting wealth and resources from the American people, at a much greater rate than King George could have ever hoped for. If the outrage that swept the U.S. in the last months of 2014 continues to escalate, 2015 may just be the year that a new revolutionary movement coalesces to bring this hopelessly corrupt, parasitic, and toxic system to a halt.

Jan 16 10:39

Pres. Obama and PM Cameron joint press conference

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron meet at the White House to discuss a range of issues: economic growth, cyber security, Iran, ISIS, counterterrorism, ebola, and Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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Jan 16 08:49

America's Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine and Corruption on the Texas Border

For the past year, Treviño and the Panama Unit had been operating one of the most efficient drug-robbery rings in Texas, taking money from some dealers and traffickers while using their police weapons and police cars to rob others. "These guys were outlaws," one former Hidalgo County deputy says. Adds another, "They were running around like that movie Training Day." They started off stealing ounces of weed and eventually stole so much they attracted the attention of the FBI, the DEA, Homeland Security and the Texas Rangers, not to mention at least one revenge-seeking gang.

Jan 16 08:09

Ferguson Case to be Reopened Over False Evidence?

Jan 16 07:51

US slams Erdogan’s criticism of Netanyahu

US Department of State deputy spokesperson Marie Harf has said there is never any excuse for anti-Semitism, even if you disagree with certain policies that a country promotes, after President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's remarks on Tuesday questioning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's participation in a march in Paris to remember 17 victims killed in the city last week.

Jan 16 07:30

Announcement: Commenting On Blacklisted News

It has come to our attention that the 3rd party commenting system we are using here on BlacklistedNews.com, Disqus is reporting that site staff or moderators on our behalf are banning commenters.

This is not true, and seems to be either a issue with disqus itself or because it is cross platformed, some of you may be being banned or profiled by Disqus for comments you are making on other sites communities.

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The problem may be Disqus itself. I have noticed that every time I win a discussion, especially one regarding Israel, I get banned. Facebook's commenting facility is also blocking me on sites like the Detroit News. That is why comments on WRH are run internally, and I do not ban commenters unless they are obviously trying to cause trouble.

Jan 16 07:20

Social Justice Warriors Get Atlanta Fire Chief Terminated

Kelvin Cochran, the former Fire Chief and a devout Christian, wrote a book in which two short passages (out of the whole book) professed how he believes the Bible says sex is for procreation purposes. For that absolutely heinous thought crime, the LGBT community was outraged, calling for his termination. In the end, they won: the mayor fired Cochran in order to quickly extinguish the fanning flames of the Social Justice Warriors and get back to business as usual.

Jan 16 07:00

New evidence shows CIA held prisoners in Lithuania

New analysis and previously unpublished documents released by legal charity Reprieve show that the CIA held prisoners in Lithuania in 2005 and 2006, contrary to official denials.

In a dossier and briefing submitted to the Lithuanian Prosecutor today, Reprieve reveals how the newly declassified US Senate Report on CIA detention correlates with flight data and contracting documents; and demonstrates that prisoners were moved into Lithuania in February and October 2005, and out of Lithuania to Afghanistan in March 2006.

A previous investigation by Lithuanian prosecutors, shelved in 2011, concluded that the CIA built a facility in a converted stable outside Vilnius, but argued there was no evidence that prisoners were ever held in it.

Jan 16 07:00

Buckling to Bigotry: The Newseum Dishonors Murdered Palestinian Journalists

Just two days before Palestinians commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, the names of two Palestinian cameramen targeted and killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza last November were dropped from a dedication ceremony held to honor “reporters, photographers and broadcasters who have died reporting the news” over the past year. The move followed an Israel lobby pressure campaign led by anti-Palestinian organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the American Jewish Committee, efforts that were openly supported by the Israeli government.

Jan 15 21:06

Bahraini forces attack anti-regime protesters

Bahrainis have held yet another protest in the capital, Manama, against the Al Khalifa crackdown on anti-regime demonstrations.

Security forces on Thursday opened fire on the demonstrators demanding the release of detained opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

The forces also stormed into a mosque in Manama and arrested a number of protesters.

Jan 15 20:59

The Revenge of the CIA: Scapegoating Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

This week, in a federal courtroom, I’ve heard a series of government witnesses testify behind a screen while expounding on a central precept of the national security state: The CIA can do no wrong.

Those CIA employees and consultants are more than mere loyalists for an agency that soaks up $15 billion a year and continues to loosen the bonds of accountability. The docket says “United States of America v. Jeffrey Alexander Sterling,” but a more discerning title would be “National Security State v. The Public’s Right to Know.”

For the first time in 30 years, a case has gone to trial in a civilian court under the Espionage Act with charges that the defendant gave classified information to news media. Not far from the CIA headquarters in Northern Virginia, legal jargon is flying around the courtroom, but the law has very little to do with this case.

Jan 15 15:46

2 Dead, 1 Arrested After Massive Anti-Terrorism Raids In Belgium

Belgium has raised its terror alert level from 3 to 4 for police forces (maintaining alert level 2 for everyone else) as it unleashes 10 raids in Verviers (near the capital) on returning Syrian fighters:

Jan 15 15:31

The Government Mafia Will Steal Everything You Own

The G20 told you on November 20, 2014, they plan to steal your bank account. Secretary of Treasury, Jack Lew, has positioned the federal government to steal back federal pensions and now your local police can rob you blind for the crime of going out in public.

Jan 15 15:16

Exclusive: White House says net neutrality legislation not needed

The White House on Thursday said legislation was not necessary to settle so-called "net neutrality" rules because the Federal Communications Commission had the authority to write them.

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In other words, Obama just bailed on the promise of net neutrality he used to get support for the new incarnation of CISPA.

Jan 15 13:15

“Racism is a vital weapon employed by this government”

“Racism is a vital weapon employed by this government” . . .

“While [other] weapons are created and owned by this government[,] they are harmless without people willing to use them” . . .

“They need soldiers who are willing to kill and be killed without question.”

Racism is what makes them do it.

Jan 15 12:18

Another Fake FBI ‘Terror Plot’ – Informant Frames Christopher Lee Cornell in Ohio

Eager to capitalize on the media wave generated by the Paris Attacks, jobsworth FBI agents decided to accelerate the frame-up of 20 year old Christopher Lee Cornell (photo, left) from Cincinnati, Ohio, claiming the youth was planning a “pipe bomb attack” against the nation’s Capitol in Washington DC.

Amazingly, US media jumped all over this story, trying to somehow tie it to Paris, and also claim that Cornell was “linked to ISIS”, and that this was somehow an “ISIS-inspired attack”, only no attack actually took place.

Jan 15 11:46

DOG LIVES MATTER

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The police murder of innocent Americans has some four-legged victims!

Jan 15 11:17

Déjà vu in France

I’m getting a big déjà vu feeling in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings in France.

The French government is declaring war on terrorism. It’s militarizing French society. It’s proposing a Patriot Act. It’s supporting a mass surveillance scheme. It’s advocating killing more people in the Middle East. There is even talk of using military tribunals to try terrorism cases.

Hey, those were all things that U.S. officials did after the 9/11 attacks. No wonder I’m getting a déjà vu feeling!

I’ll bet the German people are getting a bit of déjà vu too. That’s because their former president, Adolf Hitler, took the same sort of measures after the terrorist attack on the Reichstag. That’s what the Enabling Act was all about.

Jan 15 11:15

FLASHBACK 2013 - The International Monetary Fund Lays The Groundwork For Global Wealth Confiscation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) quietly dropped a bomb in its October Fiscal Monitor Report. Titled “Taxing Times,” the report paints a dire picture for advanced economies with high debts that fail to aggressively “mobilize domestic revenue.” It goes on to build a case for drastic measures and recommends a series of escalating income and consumption tax increases culminating in the direct confiscation of assets.

Jan 15 09:11

Bombarded by threats over Charlie Hebdo coverage – not from Muslims, but from non-Muslims

Apparently, the threat against free speech in America is all too real. Only it’s not coming from Muslims, but from those dead set on attacking them.

Jan 15 08:30

Who’s a Charlie? France cracks down on free speech in order to defend it

In grim and supreme irony, French police have fanned out to suppress free speech in order to defend it.

“France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing Wednesday that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses” since last week, the Associated Press reports.

The news of the arrests comes a week after the murders of 17 people at and near the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo and at a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

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"Of course we have freedom of speech! You are free to say anything we allow you to say!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 15 08:27

Charlie's Daily Victims - Dieudonne, MP David Ward, BBC Tim Willcox

A daily report from the battle for elementary freedom

1. French comedian star Dieudonne arrested
2. British MP David Ward panned for saying Netanyahu in Paris made him sick
3. The UK Zionist lobby AKA The Lobby is now mounting pressure on the BBC in reference to Tim Willcox daring to do his job.

Jan 15 07:20

Fatal Bathurst police shooting confounds local residents

Vienneau was inside his car when he was shot by plainclothes officers conducting an investigation. He had just gotten off a train from Montreal.

Police have declined to discuss the nature of that investigation.

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What has emerged is that Vienneau had just gotten off the train and was in his car ready to drive home when these men with guns ran up screaming at him to get out of the car. The police DID NOT IDENTIFY themselves as police, and Vienneau, apparently thinking these men with guns were criminals, panicked, locked his doors, and refused to move, whereupon the police shot and killed him. Tragically, Vienneau was not the man the police were looking for.

Jan 15 07:10

France arrests comedian for Facebook comments, showing the sham of the West's "Free Speech" Celebration

Forty-eight hours after hosting a massive march under the banner of free expression, France opened a criminal investigation of a controversial French comedian for a Facebook post he wrote about the Charlie Hebdo attack, and then this morning, arrested him for that post on charges of "defending terrorism."

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Têtes de merde!

Jan 14 15:19

Police Chief Helric Fredou Investigating Chalie Hebdo DIES MYSTERIOUSLY!

He killed himself before completing its report.

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Obviously there was something he was about to put into that report that "someone" did not like!

Jan 14 13:09

CIA on Trial in Virginia for Planting Nuke Evidence in Iran

The story is this. The CIA drew up plans for a key part of a nuclear bomb (what a CIA officer on Wednesday described in his testimony as "the crown jewels" of a nuclear weapons program), inserted flaws in the plans, and then had a Russian give those flawed plans to Iran.

During the trial on Wednesday morning, the prosecution's witnesses made clear both that aiding Iran in developing a part of a bomb would be illegal under U.S. export control laws, and that they were aware at the time that there was the possibility of what they were doing constituting just such aid.

So, why do it?

Jan 14 13:04

Watch your language! (even when speaking the undeniable truth)

BBC Watch is linked to CiF Watch, which is “dedicated to monitoring antisemitism and combating the assault on Israel’s legitimacy”. And to CAMERA. All three have the same two editors.

Hadar Sela is Managing Editor. She “has lived in Israel for over three decades… and has written pre-emptive reports on several anti-Israel campaigns, including the flotillas and the Global March to Jerusalem in March 2012”.

Funny, I thought the flotillas were bringing humanitarian aid to the desperate civilians cruelly imprisoned, blockaded and bombarded in the tiny enclave of Gaza. How is that deemed to be anti-Israel unless you’re a paranoid Zionist or one of the mindless criminal thugs imposing the blockade?

The other is Adam Levick, also Managing Editor of CiF Watch. He “made aliyah” in 2009. Aliya is moving your home to Israel. Since when did we or our national broadcaster take orders from a couple of Israelis?

Jan 14 12:29

UK Moves One Step Closer to Orwell’s 1984 Nightmare

In the United States, government officials responded to Apple and Droid’s new encryption services by throwing temper tantrums in speeches and making archaic arguments in court. In the United Kingdom, home of big brother and big brother to the U.S., they simply want to ban forms of communication they cannot intrude upon.

British Prime Minister David Cameron drew media attention this week when, in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, he said

“In our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which […] we cannot read?”

Jan 14 12:28

The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

A core tenet of journalism is answering the question “why.” It’s the media’s duty to explain “why” an event happened so that readers will actually understand what they’re reading. Leave out the “why” and then assumptions and stereotypes fill in the blank, always readily supplied by politicians whose ridiculous answers are left unquestioned by the corporate media.

Because the real “why” was unexplained in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, an obviously false culprit was created, leading to a moronic national discussion in the U.S. media about whether Islam was “inherently” violent.

For the media to even pose this question either betrays a blinding ignorance about the Middle East and Islam, or a conscious willingness to manipulate public sentiment by only interviewing so-called experts who believe such nonsense.

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Jan 14 12:26

Cops Steal $18,000 from a Man, Who Broke NO LAW, Because a Drug Dog Alerted to Cash

A Tennessee man, who has committed no crime, was forced to file a federal lawsuit to try and get back his property after police robbed him during a traffic stop.

El A. Willis wasn’t charged with a crime and never harmed anyone. However, Willis is now having to fight an uphill legal battle to get back $18,480.00 from the thieving hands of the Monroe County Sheriff’s department.

Jan 14 11:44

EU ministers push ISPs to censor web after Paris attacks

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in Paris, EU ministers have issued a joint statement calling for ISPs to help to report and remove extremist material online.

The statement was signed by interior ministers from 11 European countries -- including the UK's Theresa May -- on 11 January, with French ministers and security representatives from the US, Canada and EU in attendance. It called for tighter internet surveillance and border controls.

Jan 14 11:43

Hill Leaders More Hopeful on War Authorization After White House Meet

In comments today following a meeting with President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) said he believes that an authorization vote on the ISIS war could come in the “near future.”

Jan 14 11:29

Top publisher bans mentions of pork or pigs in schoolbooks 'so as not to offend Muslims or Jews'

Authors are being warned not to mention pigs or sausages in children's schoolbooks - in an apparent bid to avoid offending Muslims and Jews.

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This is just getting silly.

Jan 14 11:03

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Says He'd Veto Bill Criminalizing Police Chokeholds

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he would veto a proposed law criminalizing the use of chokeholds by police.

The law, which was introduced to the City Council last November, would make chokeholds a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.

Jan 14 10:53

EU Governments: Charlie Hebdo is a good excuse for War

The EU governments got together on January 11th to condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo. However, they concluded that the best response is to curtail freespeech, ramp up propaganda, increase surveillance on citizens, and place a ban on the types of things Charlie Hebdo published.

Jan 14 10:25

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

The FT is most stunned that in Russia the events in Charlie Hebdo are being equated to the 9/11 tragedy:

“For the last 10 years, so-called Islamist terrorism has been under the control of one of the world’s leading intelligence agencies,” Alexei Martynov, director of the International Institute for New States, a think-tank, told pro-Kremlin internet outlet LifeNews. “I am sure that some American supervisors are responsible for the terror attacks in Paris, or in any case the Islamists who carried them out.”

Jan 14 10:20

House votes to cancel Obama amnesties

Brushing aside Democrats’ warnings of permanent political doom, House Republicans voted Thursday to cancel President Obama’s deportation amnesties, casting it as an effort to undo a runaway White House untethered either to the Constitution or even to its own words and promises.

In a debate freighted with political, symbolic and constitutional significance, House Speaker John A. Boehner read the 22 times Mr. Obama had denied he had the kinds of executive powers he ended up claiming last year when he announced his new amnesty, which applies to millions of illegal immigrants, granting them tentative legal status and work permits so they can compete legally for jobs.

Jan 14 10:09

For Sale To The Highest Bidder – How Middle Eastern Governments Are Buying Off The US Political Process

The quaint notion that the U.S. political system remotely resembles either a Republic or a Democracy should have been abandoned long ago. Any lingering illusions were surely extinguished last year, when an academic study empirically proved that the USA is nothing more than a corrupt oligarchy.

While having super rich and powerful American oligarchs running the show is one thing, the reality of the situation is actually far worse. Thanks to a recent article in Vice, we now know that foreign governments are aggressively employing their extraordinary wealth to advance their interests here on American soil. In many cases, these are autocratic regimes, which not only do not care about the best interests of the nation, they are often caught actively funding ISIS and even perpetuating 9/11 itself. Here are some excerpts from the piece:

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It doesn't surprise me that these former politicians are whores for the money - ANYONE'S money; but this behaviour simply makes abundantly, and painfully clear that they absolutely do not give a rat's anus about We the People.

Jan 14 09:56

Police Commissioner Involved in Charlie Hebdo Investigation “Commits Suicide”. Total News Blackout

Commissioner Helric Fredou was part of the police investigation into the Charlie Hebdo terror attack.

On Wednesday, as part of the Charlie Hebdo investigation, he dispatched a team of police officials under his jurisdiction. He is reported to have waited for the return of his team for a debriefing. Immediately following the police debriefing, he was involved in preparing his police report.

According to media reports, he committed suicide at around 1am on Thursday, within hours of the police debriefing. He used his own police weapon, a SIG-Sauer to “shoot himself in the head”.

At the time of his death, police claim to have not known the reason for his alleged suicide. This was reflected in their official statements to the media: “It is unknown at this time the reasons for his actions”.

However, a backstory appears to have been inserted simultaneously,
most likely from the very same police media liaisons, who then told the press that Fredou was ‘depressed and overworked’

Jan 14 09:40

Lobby group persuades Dutch college to ban “boycott Israel” event

A Dutch university banned a public meeting on the academic boycott of Israel scheduled to take place yesterday.

Although the board of the VU, a university in Amsterdam, had originally given permission to the meeting, it decided to forbid the event at the last minute.

In a statement, Jaap Winter, the chairperson of the VU board, made an apparent reference to the recent attacks on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and on a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

According to Winter, the “civil unrest” created by “the events of last week” evoked “feelings of exclusion and insecurity” around the public meeting.

Jan 14 09:39

Charlie Hebdo Fallout in America

Civil liberties in America and Europe are gravely threatened. Already seriously eroded.

A previous article warned of more to come following last week's Paris killings.

A mid-February White House summit will be held on Countering Violent Extremism. Expect repressive legislation to follow.

Other likely policy initiatives. Ones inimical to free society norms and standards. Growing tyranny fast replacing them.

Jan 14 09:36

Charlie Hebdo attack: France arrests 54 for defending terrorism

France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offences since the Paris attacks.

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So much for freedom of speech!

Jan 14 09:18

Liberté d’expression : Dieudonné répond à Bernard Cazeneuve [En 5 langues]

It's a "free speech" when you insult and infuriate Muslims, but it's a "hate speech" when you anger Jews.

Jan 14 08:22

Civil Forfeiture Seminar Gurus Teach Cops to Dream Big

Released footage of a New Mexico attorney at a "Vehicle Forfeiture Conference" - yes, that was the actual seminar title - is quickly gaining ire. In it, the Las Cruces city attorney, Harry S. Connelly Jr., encourages the police practice of seizure like he's a multi-level marketing guru motivating his underlings to look at everyone as a potential dollar sign. Really, the analogy fits - a report from the Institute of Justice documents that prosecutors (and the State) get a part of the cut.

Jan 14 08:15

Obama targets oil and gas industry, demands massive reduction in methane emissions

Taking direct aim at the oil-and-gas industry, President Obama on Wednesday put forth long-awaited regulations on methane emissions, setting an ambitious goal of reducing those emissions by 45 percent over the next decade.

The move comes just days before the State of the Union address and underscores that, in the final two years of presidency, Mr. Obama is looking to cement his legacy on climate-change and environmental issues.

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It's a laudable goal but Obama's timing sucks. Right now the entire oil industry is being hammered by this ill-conceived oil price war against Russia. The very last thing they need is a whole new raft of "Obamaoil" regulations that will escalate costs, all in the name of controlling climate change, which changes no matter what we humans do. Methane in the atmosphere does not persist. In the presence of oxygen it decomposes to water and carbon dioxide, the first being what we need to live and the latter being what plants need to live. This underscores an observation I have been making all along; that the quality of thinking in this administration is rather poor. Policy decisions are being made for political (and in this case historical) reasons but are not thought all the way through to find potential negative consequences!

Jan 14 07:51

Extremists incorporated

The terror act waged on the city of Paris again demonstrates how the West's so-called war on terror works – or doesn't work. The extremists on both sides of this divide claim Paris a victory. For the innocent, it is another senseless and painful tragedy.

Jan 14 07:50

Michael Bay to direct drama about killing of US ambassador in Benghazi

Transformers director to take on adaptation of Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, which tells of the killing of four men on 11 September 2012

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Actually, given Bey's close association with the government (he once narrated a puff-piece documentary about the CIA) and his glorification of war in "Pearl Harbor", I expect his film about Benghazi will be less about happened and more about what the government wants you to think happened.

I won't be seeing this one.

Jan 14 07:47

Rudy Giuliani Uses Charlie Hebdo Tragedy To Demand America Become A Police State

During an appearance on Fox & Friends Thursday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani used the terrorist attack on a French newspaper to insist that the United States needs to have a police presence inside all Muslim places of worship. Giuliani and the hosts also used the segment to criticize both President Obama and current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for their apparent unwillingness to condemn the religion of Islam for the attacks and fully embrace Islamophobia. Specifically, the former Republican Presidential candidate said de Blasio made an “irrational” act by pulling police out of Muslim mosques in New York.

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Jan 13 16:19

Salt Lake City slaps on $14,400 fine for dead van in driveway

The fine: $14,400.

The crime: Resident parked an unlicensed vehicle in his own private driveway.

Arman Peterson, 70, says it isn’t right that Salt Lake City is fining him more than $14,000 because the carburetor went out in his 1974 Ford van.

Jan 13 15:06

Video: Dzhokhar Tamerlan Innocent

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We have all seen the photos and videos that prove the backpack that carried the Boston Bomb does not match those backpacks the Tsarnaev brothers were wearing at the scene just moments before the explosion, but apparently Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's court-appointed defense team is refusing to address this evidence in favor of rushing forward with a plea-deal that will support the official story.

Jan 13 15:06

Will Justice Be Trashed In Boston? It’s a Marathon When Searching For Truth.

In several photographs a man in a special outfit is photographed with a black backpack (and a white square logo). This is ‘the’, or similar, backpack that the FBI claims to have carried the bomb. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, though, was clearly photographed carrying a small grey-white pack. He is also photographed leaving the area, and as some commentators claim, still carrying his backpack (a detailed report here from informationclearinghouse). It appears also that his defense lawyer is not interested in sourcing this evidence for his defense.

Jan 13 14:49

Russian Media, Turkish Politicians Suggest U.S., Israeli Involvement in Paris Attacks

Conspiracy theories are swirling around last week’s terror attacks in Paris, and beyond the customary fringe websites, they are being aired by Turkish politicians and mainstream Russian and Iranian media outlets.

Those making – or hinting at – the claims would have the world believe that U.S. or Israeli intelligence services were behind the attacks on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket, which together with a street shooting left 17 victims and three terrorists dead over three days.

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I don't read the Turkish and Russian media. I figured out the Paris attacks were a Mossad/CIA/French false-flag all on my own!

Jan 13 12:27

IRS keeps Albuquerque Tea Party in limbo 5 years after tax-exempt status application

Before there were the lost Lerner emails, the congressional hearings and the retaliatory budget cuts, there was the Albuquerque Tea Party, a group of politically minded folks in New Mexico who wanted to get together and share ideas for taking back their country. The IRS had other ideas about them.

Five years after the Albuquerque Tea Party applied for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, they remain in limbo — their application apparently no closer to being approved or denied than it was the day they mailed it to the IRS on Dec. 29, 2009.

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"You don;t understand! Only groups that support the war agenda and private central banking get tax-exempt status! I thought you would have figured that out by now!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 13 12:21

France moves to crack down on terror speech

French courts have started handing out prison sentences to outspoken supporters of the recent terror attacks in Paris, with a girl as young as 15 apprehended by police for referring to the Kouachis as “my brothers”.

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So much for freedom of expression!

Jan 13 12:08

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

It was less than 48 hours ago when Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17 people killed by ISIS-supporting extremists. Then, almost the moment he got back, things changed, and as the FT politely paraphrases what transpired, the "country’s president struck a much more confrontational tone." That's one way of putting it. Another is that the former PM and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of NATO-member Turkey did the unthinkable: accused the west, and French citizens in particular, of staging the Charlie Hebdo murder in order to blame Muslims, even as the mayor of Ankara said "Mossad is definitely behind such incidents?.?.?.?it is boosting enmity towards Islam."

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Jan 13 11:11

Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video

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Time to repost this video, in part because the government and corporate media do not want you to see it and partly to point out that yesterday this video had more than 2,000,000 views, but strangely today the view count is much lower! :)

Jan 13 09:28

These are the biggest hypocrites celebrating free speech today in Paris

France’s prime minister said the people would “cry out their love of liberty.” And they did—marchers in Paris chanted “liberté” in response to the murder of the cartoonists, who were well-known for their provocative cartoons lampooning everyone, regardless of taste or decency.

But as Daniel Wickham points out (as amplified by the journalist Glenn Greenwald), many of the 40 leaders attending the rally in Paris don’t have the best record of defending the principle of free speech so viciously attacked earlier this week: