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May 08 08:57

5 Reasons Police Have Probably Started The Next Civil War

Police sure are crazy in Baltimore, huh? Trick question! Police are crazy pretty much everywhere -- including Canada, as I've previously discussed. In fact, relations between the police and the general public have gotten so out of hand that, in some ways, you could argue that it's taken on all of the major characteristics of a war.

May 08 08:56

Comcast accused of demanding customer silence in exchange for refund

Just two days after Comcast Corp. unveiled plans to overhaul its much-criticized customer service, 6ABC reported that the company offered a $600 refund to an overcharged customer but only if he agreed to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

The report says that Comcast overbilled three couples by hundreds of dollars for as long as five years for cable boxes they already returned. One of those couples John and Carol Lehman mentioned a voicemail requiring their silence in exchange for the refund. 6ABC has more, including a response from Comcast about the allegations.

May 08 08:41

IRS shocks federal judges with statement on targeting conservatives

According to critics of the Obama administration and the IRS, Americans must endure one of the most progressive and intrusive tax-collecting systems in the world. "It appears that the IRS which is supposed to be non-political has been turned into a 'sword' against anyone who dares to disagree with Obama's radical agenda," claims political strategist Mike Baker. "And while the IRS mercilessly pursues average Americans, they permit tax cheats such as Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes the IRS at least $4 million in taxes, to have access to the Obama White House and other parts of the administration. It's believed he's being let off because he has a TV show on MSNBC on which he echoes the Obama White House propaganda and talking points" Baker alleges.

May 08 08:31

A fantasy that explains Globalism

The Delaware state government suddenly passes a law saying that importers can buy shoes from the company in Indiana and bring them into Delaware for sale. There will be no import tariffs of any kind.

The citizens of Delaware protest. They point out that this law will kill the shoe company in Delaware. Their state government tells them; the law is the law.

And this whole Indiana-Delaware arrangement is mislabeled free-market capitalism or free trade.

It’s a market, but it isn’t free. The workers carrying the load in Indiana are under the gun. Nowhere in their state can they earn more than a few cents an hour.

This isn’t capitalism. It’s Globalism.

May 08 08:00

Courts Won't Stop Data-Hungry Feds

A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday ruled that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans' phone records in bulk is illegal. The decision comes as a fight in Congress is intensifying over whether to end and replace the program, or to extend it without changes.

In a 97-page ruling, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a provision of the USA Patriot Act known as Section 215 cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow the bulk collection of domestic calling records.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The court stopped short of ordering a stop to the practice, in effect admitting to the American people that the government is violating the 4th Amendment (and hence illegitimate) but will go on spying on you because, heck, what can YOU do about it!

May 08 07:58

132 Nations Join To End Rothschild Banking

Just a few weeks ago, 132 nations decided they’ve had enough of the ‘secret’ money jig we’ve all been dancing to. One of the largest coalitions of developing nations in history has urged Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, to provide, “as soon as possible…alternative options for banking services.” 132 countries, including China are done with the funny money scheme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the official US Government Special High Interest Targets list now numbers 132?

May 08 07:53

Baltimore police wrongfully kept nearly 40 minors in jail during Freddie Gray protests

At least 49 children were arrested during three days of civil unrest and protest that engulfed Baltimore last week, nearly half of whom were never charged with an offence, the city’s Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has said.

May 08 06:38

The government is coming for your handmade soap

As if there weren’t more important things to be concerned about…

May 07 22:53

LAPD Cop Shoots Man to Death After Man Reached into Pocket to Provide Requested ID, Witness Says

A Los Angeles police officer demanded identification from a homeless man named Brandon Glenn Tuesday night, then shot him twice when the man reached into his pocket to provide that identification, according to a witness.

May 07 21:38

Idaho cops shoot pregnant woman.

Idaho police shoot pregnant woman, in 15 seconds, with an AR-15.

May 07 19:26

Police Responding to Home Invasion Call Shoot Home's Resident

OH! My God! A black guy with a gun. Shoot!

Police who were dispatched to a home invasion in South Carolina shot the resident, who now has "life-threatening" injuries, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said today.

May 07 19:08

FRB Bail-ins: You Don’t Own Your Money

While shocking to some, the bail-in strategy is completely legal. Client account holders can only profess ignorance which – when it comes down to it – will not be enough to protect them. Knowingly, or unknowingly, account holders are investors and not savers.

The event in Cyprus is and will not be an isolated event. We know this because the outline for it happening elsewhere has already been clearly stated and put in writing. The G20 seems to be preparing for a normalization of bail-ins. In Canada, a bail-in regime was announced already in the 2013 budget.

This means that all bank issued debt instruments can be used to save the banks. Demand deposits and guaranteed investment certificates are debt instruments created by the banks which they can do whatever they feel with.

May 07 14:30

The motel and hotel industry is not only spying you, it is partnering with police.

Motels Sharing “Daily Guest List with Police” and Aiding Warrant Checks on Every Guest Without Their Knowledge...

Staying at Motel 6, and other chains pursuing similar policies, now includes a hidden guilty-until-proven innocent background check that puts ordinary travelers one step away from a call to police. From the Providence Journal:

City police have arrested four people staying at the Motel 6 on Jefferson Boulevard as a result of the hotel chain’s agreement to provide police with a daily guest list, Mayor Scott Avedisian said Tuesday.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 07 14:14

Restore the Fourth

If you plan to visit a college campus this month, don’t be surprised if you see signs and placards encouraging you to “Restore the Fourth.” Restore the Fourth is not about an athletic event or a holiday; it is about human freedom. The reference to “the Fourth” is to the Fourth Amendment, and it is badly in need of restoration.

May 07 14:09

“Your” Car? Not So Much…

The government wants to control your car – how it’s made, what it comes equipped with and (of course) how you’re allowed to drive it. Now comes the other half of the pincers: The car companies want to prevent you from working on the thing.

May 07 13:23

Canadian MPs pass anti-terror Bill C-51 boosting spy agency powers

Despite nationwide protests across Canada, the lawmakers have passed the controversial anti-terrorism bill, known as Bill C-51, thus granting the country’s spy agency extra powers and carte blanche to operate overseas for the first time.

May 07 13:20

Imprisoned for sex on the beach

In Florida, a miscarriage of justice reveals the crisis of American criminal-defense lawyering

May 07 12:35

Seizing an alternative: Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)

*hyperlinks live at source*

The following is my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, with open registration to the public on June 4-7, 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6MAuQWnXfw

https://vimeo.com/5412622

Paper title:

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media
I’ve divided the paper into sections:

Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)

Obviously unlawful US/UK wars of the present (2 of 7)

Obviously unlawful Israel wars on Gaza (3 of 7)

War lies to hide obviously unlawful wars: propaganda as usual (4 of 7)

Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

Lying corporate media: required propaganda trying to hide naked empire (6 of 7)

Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

May 07 12:28

The New Corrupt Elite That Is Running Our Economy

Talking about old systems of power and corruption doesn't begin to capture new realities.

May 07 11:49

UN Bans Press from Panel-On Press Freedom

May 07 09:34

Denmark moves closer to a cashless society

Denmark has moved one step closer to becoming the world's first cashless society, as the government proposes scrapping the obligation for retailers to accept cash as payment.

The Danish government has said that as of next year, business such as clothing retailers, restaurants and petrol stations should no longer be legally bound to accept cash payments.

May 07 09:13

Canada passes anti-terror bill that's bad news for online privacy

An anti-terrorism bill with huge ramifications for online privacy has won over the Canadian House of Commons, despite all the protests held against it across the country. If it becomes a law, C-51, or the Anti-Terrorism Act, will give spy agencies the power to gather more information from its citizens than before. It'll even allow the government to monitor passport applications, since it also broadens authorities' rights to place names on the no-fly list. Further, it will allow sharing of its citizens' information across government agencies, departments and institutions -- and there are many, ranging from the Revenue Agency and the Armed Forces to Food Inspection and Public Health.

Worse, they can share people's info not just on grounds of national security, but also for reasons such as the "economic or financial stability of Canada."

May 07 08:29

WHY THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL FAIL

When someone mentions “The New World Order,” it conjures up thoughts of conspiracy involving the Illuminati, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, old privileged family wealth and royal lineage. Beneath that you think of the already bought and paid for world leaders and the secret agenda. And you might be right. When I think of the New World Order, I’m thinking of an idea. It’s an idea that’s as old as war itself. How many times must we keep hearing this same ideology? Every single empire from the beginning of man had this same dream. You know the one, the dream of controlling everything beneath the sky from horizon to horizon.

May 07 08:20

NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS ARRESTED IN MAJOR DRUG BUST

More than a dozen law enforcement officers, including 11 in North Carolina, have been arrested in a government sting that included the FBI, the government announced Thursday. Thomas Walker, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, said multiple people were arrested Thursday morning in a major sting of cocaine and heroin operations. Those arrested include five current members of the Northampton County sheriff's office. They were charged with trafficking cocaine and heroin up and down the I-95 corridor.

May 07 08:16

MILLIONS OF CARS TRACKED ACROSS US IN 'MASSIVE' REAL-TIME DEA SPY PROGRAM

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using license-plate reader technology to photograph motorists and passengers in the US as part of an official exercise to build a database on people’s lives. According to DEA documents published on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the agency is capturing images of occupants in the front and rear seats of vehicles in a programme that monitors Americans’ travel patterns on a wider scale than previously thought.

May 07 08:08

Espionage affaire: Austria files complaint against German & US intelligence

Austria has filed a legal complaint against Germany’s BND and the United States’ NSA intelligence services alleging activities targeting its authorities and companies, the country’s interior minister said.

May 07 08:01

US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive

The government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records after the Sept. 11 terror attacks exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union illustrated the complexity of balancing privacy interests with the nation's security.

A lower court judge had thrown out the case. The appeals court said the lower court had erred in ruling that the phone records collection by the National Security Agency was legal.

However, the 2nd Circuit declined to block the program, saying it is now up to Congress to decide whether and under what conditions it should continue.

May 07 07:53

Town Installs License Plate Scanning Cameras in Cactuses

The town of Paradise Valley in Arizona has installed license plate scanning cameras in fake cactuses with no public consultation whatsoever, just days after the DHS announced its intention to revive a nationwide version of the program.

May 07 07:48

5 Ways Police Have Already Started The Next Civil War

Police sure are crazy in Baltimore, huh? Trick question! Police are crazy pretty much everywhere — including Canada, as I’ve previously discussed. In fact, relations between the police and the general public have gotten so out of hand that, in some ways, you could argue that it’s taken on all of the major characteristics of a war.

May 07 07:40

Police union sues after officers had their cellphones searched without a warrant

Chalk this one up in the deliciously ironic category: a police union is suing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after several officers, during a criminal investigation, had their cellphones searched without a warrant.

May 07 07:31

Bill C-51 passes in House of Commons

The federal government's controversial new anti-terrorism bill has won the approval of the House of Commons.

The Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51, easily passed third reading by a margin of 183 to 96, thanks to the Conservative government's majority and the promised support of the third-party Liberals.

The legislation gives the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more power to thwart suspected terrorist plots — not just gather information about them.

May 07 07:30

Israeli-trained police invade Baltimore in crackdown on Black Lives Matter

For the second time in less than a year, an American city was transformed into a hypermilitarized police state to subdue growing resistance to anti-Black police violence.

Eight months ago, paramilitary forces barreled down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, following the gruesome police killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown.

Last week, martial law was imposed on the people of Baltimore, Maryland, in yet another crackdown aimed at crushing the Black Lives Matter uprising, galvanized this time by the police murder of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man whose spinal cord was severed while in police custody.

May 07 06:27

MEET THE PATRIOT ACT 2.0

The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation.

May 07 04:35

CIA 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED' IN AFGHANISTAN: AFGHAN POPPY FARMERS SAY NEW SEEDS WILL BOOST OPIUM OUTPUT

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin. The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say.

May 07 04:32

WALL STREET TITANS WHO CRASHED GLOBAL ECONOMY IN 2008 GO BIG FOR TPP

Even as millions and millions of Americans—represented by thousands of labor, environmental, family farm, consumer, faith, Internet freedom and other advocacy organizations—continue to stand firmly in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, those backing the TPP, including President Obama and a large majority of the Republican caucus, still have two dedicated demographic groups pledging their allegiance to the cause and arguing the so-called "free trade agreement (FTA)" would be good for average workers and the economy overall: billionaires and Wall Street titans.

May 06 17:14

EU unveils plans for global investor court

The EU’s trade chief has unveiled plans to set up a global court to decide on disputes between investors and governments in a bid to defuse one of the main controversies in the ongoing EU-US trade talks. A "concept paper" published on Tuesday (May 5), drafted for trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, stated that the EU should “pursue the creation of one permanent court,” to rule on so-called investor state dispute settlement (ISDS).

May 06 15:33

America’s Main Problem: Corruption

Government corruption has become rampant:

Senior SEC employees spent up to 8 hours a day surfing porn sites instead of cracking down on financial crimes

Nuclear Regulatory Commission workers watch porn instead of cracking down on unsafe conditions at nuclear plants

An EPA employee who downloaded 7,000 porn files, then spent 2-6 hours each workday watching porn. He’s been doing it for years … but the EPA never fired him. Another EPA employee harassed 16 women co-workers … and then was promoted to a higher-paying job with more responsibility, where he harassed more women

NSA spies pass around homemade sexual videos and pictures they’ve collected from spying on the American people

May 06 11:58

President Barack Obama: Monsanto's man in Washington

"Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying." (Barack Obama, 2007)

"Own the food supply, run the world. Decide who eats, who doesn't. Eliminate more and more small independent farmers and take over their land. That's the Globalist formula operating behind Monsanto." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I have published this piece before. Since then, the global outcry against Monsanto and the other biotech giants has accelerated---but not a significant peep has emerged from the White House.

Barack Obama is a politician. Like Bush, Clinton, the other Bush, he's a liar. Different pols have different styles of lying. Some pretend they're your friend before they leave you in the dust.

May 06 11:56

Top NSA Official Who Created the Global Digital Surveillance System: Fire the U.S. Intelligence Agencies … Hire Anonymous to Protect Us, Instead

The Intelligence Apparatus No Longer Protects Our Country From Terrorism ... We Need Fresh Legs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah. the NSA certainly failed in Garland, Texas ... if you trust the official US Government story, that is!

May 06 11:28

Fifty-Seven Percent of Republicans Want to Undo the American Revolution

The United States is a Christian nation.

That's an idea former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has harped on time and time again during his political career.

And while he didn't explicitly talk about it today during his presidential announcement, it's bound to pop up some time during his campaign.

That's because most Republicans agree that the US is a Christian nation. In fact, according to one recent survey, 57 percent of them actually want to establish Christianity as the official state religion of our republic.

That's right - 57 percent of Republicans want to turn our democracy into a theocracy!

Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his grave.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." -- Treaty of Tripoli, passed in 1797

May 06 11:07

PENTAGON UNDERREPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULTS BY NOT COUNTING ATTACKS ON CIVILIAN WOMEN AND NON-MILITARY SPOUSES

A U.S. Senator has accused the Pentagon of covering up some sexual assaults by underreporting cases involving civilian women living near bases and the non-military spouses of service members. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), a frequent critic of the military’s failure to adequately report and punish those who commit sexual assault, has issued a report that concluded theDepartment of Defense’s annual totals for these cases have been seriously underreported by leaving out civilian spouses of military personnel and those who live near military bases.

May 06 09:00

Alexa Caught Fixing Rankings to Target Anti-Obama News Sites?

Internal traffic data from Infowars.com suggests that Alexa is fixing its rankings system to target conservative and anti-Obama administration news websites while artificially boosting the rankings of pro-government leftist media outlets.

The controversy first arose last year when both Infowars and World Net Daily noticed that despite internal traffic reports from several different sources showing that traffic was on the increase, Alexa’s publicly available statistics showed a massive and unexplained drop-off in traffic from August 2014 onwards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We saw the same thing here as well.

May 06 08:42

A Camera Prevents An Arrest in Baltimore

Baltimore Police admit that camera presence during an interaction with a young man prevented his arrest.

May 06 08:10

Feds no longer need a warrant to search your phone location records, district court rules

In a reversal of a decision from last year, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled today that the government does not need a warrant to search wireless carriers' cellphone records.

May 06 07:41

NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it's no longer effective, says whistleblower

A former National Security Agency official turned whistleblower has spent almost a decade and a half in civilian life. And he says he's still "pissed" by what he's seen leak in the past two years.

In a lunch meeting hosted by Contrast Security founder Jeff Williams on Wednesday, William Binney, a former NSA official who spent more than three decades at the agency, said the US government's mass surveillance programs have become so engorged with data that they are no longer effective, losing vital intelligence in the fray.

May 05 23:44

When the elites wage war on America, this is how they will do it

The recent exposure of the nationwide Jade Helm 15 exercise has made many people suspicious, and with good reason. Federal crisis exercises have a strange historical tendency to suddenly coincide with very real crisis events. We may know very little about Jade Helm beyond government admissions, claims and misdirections. But at the very least, we know what “JADE” is an acronym for: Joint Assistance for Deployment and Execution, a program designed to create action and deployment plans using computer models meant to speed up reaction times for military planners during a “crisis scenario.”

May 05 23:14

Government Using Subprime Mortgages to Pump Housing Recovery – Taxpayers will Pay Again

It seems hard to believe, but your government is purposely recreating the mortgage debacle of 2007 and putting you on the hook for the billions in losses coming down the road. In their frantic effort to generate the appearance of economic recovery they are willing to gamble with taxpayer’s money while luring unsuspecting blue collar folks into buying houses they can’t afford.

May 05 22:52

What to Expect From an Economic Collapse

Financial collapses are always caused by governments. Every government which has ever existed has been greedy, always wanting more money, so that they can spend it on more programs. The problem is that there is only a limited pool of money available and government officials recognize that overtaxing the working public will eventually lead to mutiny.

May 05 15:04

Seven bizarre conspiracy theories which turned out to be true

The government giving STIs to black men without their knowledge, police lying about the deaths of people who just went out to watch the football and an impostor who helped start a war are among these bizarre-sounding conspiracy theories that actually turned out to be true. Don’t read on if you ever want to trust anyone again.

May 05 15:01

Military Readies Mountain Fortress to “Shield Against EMP Attack”

The government powers that be are preparing for continuity under any conditions.

‘The grid is utterly unprotected from an EMP attack. It’s not adequately protected from cyber or physical sabotage,’ Pry told FOX. ‘It’s why North Korea and Iran want the bomb, have the bomb. North Korea has actually practiced this against the United States.’ (source)

Now, the military is making preparations to spend more than $1 billion to move vital equipment and personnel back to the Cheyenne Mountain bunker-fortress. Essential to Cold War contingencies and operations, today, the facility offers a place for continuity of government (COG) to take hold in case of the worst.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 05 14:49

French Law Forces Backdoors On ISPs

A translated post on OVH's statement shows some of the real dangerous of this law.

... Requiring French hosts to accept real-time capture of connection data and the establishment of "black boxes" with blurred in infrastructure, means giving French intelligence services access and visibility into all data traveling over networks. This unlimited access insinuate doubt among customers of hosting providers on the use of these "black boxes" and the protection of their personal data.
OVH.com

We can all argue in favor of end-to-end encryption, SSL everywhere, ... but that doesn't change the fact that your government is forcing the internet providers in your country to install and maintain a backdoor, so French law enforcement can intervene and spy at their own choosing.

It's a sad day for France and a sad day for ISPs and hosting providers in general.

May 05 14:47

THE COMPUTERS ARE LISTENING - HOW THE NSA CONVERTS SPOKEN WORDS INTO SEARCHABLE TEXT

Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record.

But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either.

Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

The documents show NSA analysts celebrating the development of what they called “Google for Voice” nearly a decade ago.

May 05 14:42

Following "Terrorist-Fighting" Ban On Cash, France Passes "Le Patriot Act"

In its efforts to 'protect' its citizens from terrorists, France deemed it necessary in March to "fight against the use of cash and anonymity in the French economy," and drastically reduced the public's freedom and privacy to spend. Today, that freedom and privacy took another blow as the French government passed "Le Patriot Act" dramatically beefing up the government's spying powers.

May 05 14:18

24 Labour Day protesters arrested for ‘terror’ in Turkey

Two dozen people charged with belonging to a terrorist group after first mass protests since controversial new security bill came into place.

May 05 14:11

French lawmakers approve sweeping new spying powers

PARIS: French lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a new law on Tuesday granting the state sweeping powers to spy on its citizens despite criticism from rights groups that the bill is vague and intrusive.

The law has been in the works for some time but gained additional support after a jihadist killing spree in January that left 17 dead and saw the capital gripped with fear for three days.

France is still on high alert as it has received repeated threats from jihadist groups abroad and was reminded of the peril of homegrown extremism when police thwarted a planned attack on a church two weeks ago.

(*France sure has been working hard , to get this bill passed .
Working the BEX , that is .)

May 05 13:53

Here is Jeb Bush’s Cinco de Mayo message to Mexican-Americans

“Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a day where we celebrate our ties with Mexico and the great contributions of the Mexican-American community in the U.S.,” he said in Spanish, with subtitles running underneath. “In my case, this relationship is very profound. My wife Columba was born in Mexico, my family has always had strong ties with Mexico and I have great respect and affection for our neighboring country.”

May 05 13:33

FLASHBACK - 9th Circuit Upholds Ban on Bus Ads About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In an editorial published Friday, the Los Angeles Times has lambasted the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the decision of Seattle’s transit system to block ads that denounced the U.S. for supporting “Israeli war crimes”–and all ads relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 05 13:03

Florida county seeks independent review board after 97% of officer-involved shootings ‘justified’

A county commissioner in Palm Beach, Florida doesn’t want law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction to be the only ones looking into their own officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents. She wants an independent board to investigate, too.

At a meeting Tuesday, Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor will ask the county to create an independent board that would review officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents alongside the police department. The review board would cover all law enforcement agencies in the county.

Taylor said she was spurred into action after reading about disturbing patterns of violence by sheriff’s deputies in Palm Beach County.

May 05 12:18

Patriot Act Reform: A Hoax

May 05 11:01

Court Asked Why There's No Expectation Of Privacy In Cell Location Data, But An Expectation Of Privacy In The Cellphone Itself

The government continues to argue that the Third Party Doctrine trumps the Fourth Amendment. Almost any "business record" created intentionally or inadvertently can be had by the government without a warrant. Even if the citizen in question has no ability to control what's collected by third parties (without forgoing the service entirely) or is completely unaware that it's happening, the government claims records of this type have no expectation of privacy.

May 05 10:01

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES FBI CAN PUT A GPS DEVICE ON YOUR CAR IF THEY CONSIDER YOU A 'THREAT'

A federal judge threw out claims by a California man who became a media sensation after he found a government GPS tracker in his car.

Yasir Afifi says he was due for an oil change in October 2010 when he discovered the GPS device. Based on feedback he received after uploading photos of the device onto the Internet, Afifi determined that it was government issued.

FBI agents descended on Afifi's apartment that day, and two unmarked vehicles followed Afifi when he went out, his amended complaint alleges. When the agents pulled him over, they allegedly admitted that the bureau had been tracking Afifi's movements. Afifi says he turned over the tracker as these agents inquired as to whether he was a threat to national security and if he had traveled to Yemen.
The encounter allegedly ended with Kanaan informing Afifi that the bureau did not consider him a security threat and he returned the GPS device to the agents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Apparently, Judge Howell needs a remedial course in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Spying on people is not going to prevent terroristic acts against this country or its assets. Not mucking about in other people's countries to extract their resources, to which this government has absolutely no moral claim, will, however.

But, of course, THAT...would be logical!!!

May 05 09:52

THE COMPUTERS ARE LISTENING

Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record.

But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either.

Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

The documents show NSA analysts celebrating the development of what they called “Google for Voice” nearly a decade ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the NSA - yes, I'm talking about YOU GUYS (and gals).

NEWS FLASH: The baddies have the horse sense to either encrypt their email, or don't use traceable telephones for conversation.

Mike set out 6 NSA decryption challenges on this website, which none of you were able to break, just to point out that you CANNOT surveille all people all the time. And we are NOT terrorists; just, at times, severely irritating, because we wish we could believe anything this government says, which these days is nearly impossible.

I am very sure that when you have someone surveille Mike and me, it's punishment duty. They will hear such inflammatory language over the phone such as "Sweetheart, could you please pick up an onion for the meatloaf?!?"

May 05 09:25

No to ‘Fast Track,’ No to Trade Treachery

May 05 09:15

Danish anti-Israeli settlement Ads bad, NY anti-Muslim ads good

The advertisements were put on 35 buses in the Danish capital and featured two women and the quote: “Our conscience is clean! We neither buy products from the Israeli settlements nor invest in the settlement industry.”

But Movia said they dropped them after four days because of the number of inquiries they received about what the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association stands for, AFP reports.

[We] “received a significant number of inquiries regarding the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association’s campaign against Israeli settlements.”

The company declined to comment but released a statement saying the ads were “unnecessarily offensive.”

* * *

Christian Juhl, a lawmaker from the Red-Green Alliance, said that he thought the decision by the bus company was “embarrassing.”

Meanwhile, in New York, a bus ad by renowned Islamophobe, Pam Geller, that is easily more hateful and offensive was shoved down our throats by court decree.

May 05 09:10

Frightening Future of War: “Inescapable Smart Bullets, Biometric Data and Armed Drones with Facial Recognition”

If all goes to plan, DARPA will make the US government all but unstoppable.

“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target,” said DARPA’s program manager Jerome Dunn.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 05 08:53

Canada poised to pass anti-terror legislation despite widespread outrage

Widespread protest and souring public opinion has failed to prevent Canada’s ruling Conservative Party from pushing forward with sweeping anti-terror legislation which a battery of legal scholars, civil liberties groups, opposition politicians and pundits of every persuasion say will replace the country’s healthy democracy with a creeping police state.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is looking forward to an easy victory on Tuesday when the House of Commons votes in its final debate on the bill, known as C-51. But lingering public anger over the legislation suggests that his success in dividing his parliamentary opposition may well work against him when Canadians go to the polls for a national election this fall.

No legislation in memory has united such a diverse array of prominent opponents as the proposed legislation, which the Globe and Mail newspaper denounced as a a plan to create a “secret police force”.

May 05 08:09

IRS seizes rural convenience store owner’s career savings in another horrible abuse of civil forfeiture

“Your client needs to resolve this or litigate it,” Mr. West wrote. “But publicity about it doesn’t help. It just ratchets up feelings in the agency.” He concluded with a settlement offer in which the government would keep half the money.

May 05 07:06

Texas Legislators Attempt to Give Federal Reserve Guards Arrest Powers

Truthstream received a message last week from Rep. Jonathan Stickland about his efforts to filibuster and delay this potentially dangerous transfer of power to none other than the Federal Reserve banking system.

Bill H.B. 2346 would grant commissioned officers of the Federal Reserve some of the powers given to sworn peace officers – including powers of arrest, search and seizure – in matters taking place on Federal Reserve property or, more broadly, in matters related to the Fed.

May 05 06:38

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

The documents provide the first definitive evidence that the NSA has for years made massive amounts of surveillance data directly accessible to domestic law enforcement agencies. Planning documents for ICREACH, as the search engine is called, cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration as key participants.

ICREACH contains information on the private communications of foreigners and, it appears, millions of records on American citizens who have not been accused of any wrongdoing. Details about its existence are contained in the archive of materials provided to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

May 05 06:20

Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.

President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray.

However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the Obama administration and Democratically-controlled Congress did make a “massive” investment into Baltimore, appropriating $1,831,768,487 though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus.

May 05 06:05

Why the Latest Protest Against Police Brutality Is Happening in Israel

Scores are hurt in weekend protests in Tel Aviv as Ethiopian Israelis rally against what they say is long-running racism

TIME: Masses of protesters gathering in the streets, some throwing rocks and bottles at the police. In full riot gear, the police respond in force, shooting tear-gas canisters, percussion bombs and water guns. By the end of the evening, 46 injured people are sent to area hospitals.

Scenes of violent protest are something that people in Israel are used to seeing periodically, though it is usually in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This time, though, the rage involves youth Israelis of Ethiopian descent who are angry at their own government.

May 05 05:57

Lieberman: Billions given to Haredi parties only perpetuate poverty

After announcing he would not join Netanyahu's coalition, outgoing FM says he 'does not care' whether narrow government will last full term.

A day after announcing that he would not be joining the new government. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman lashed out at the coalition agreement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brokered with the religious parties, saying he is pouring billions of shekels in a system that does nothing to address the poverty in the sector.
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"There were narrow governments in the past. Is it feasible to be able to run the country and function in such a formation? I don't know and don't care."

(*Lieberman is sure making a lot of racket for a guy who says he doesn't care , but that he doesn't , speaks volumes .)

May 05 05:49

Israel's FM Announces Boycott Of Netanyahu's Next Gov't

JERUSALEM, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Monday that his party will not join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, which he said will not serve "national interests."

Lieberman's announcement was perceived as a significant setback for Netanyahu, who is struggling to put together a wide coalition ahead of a looming deadline.

Under Israeli law, Netanyahu, whose Likud party won the recent elections, must present a coalition of more than 60 members by Wednesday.

May 05 05:35

France, Saudi Arabia: Iran nuclear deal must be verifiable, no threat to region

* Hollande first Western leader to address Gulf summit

* France aims to reassure leaders over Iran nuclear deal

* Saudi FM says historical ally, has common vision (Adds Hollande speech, Saudi FM, context)

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran's neighbours, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia invited French President Francois Hollande, whose country is deemed to have the toughest stance among the six world powers negotiating with Iran, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab leaders who fear a rapprochement with Tehran could further inflame the region.

"France and Saudi Arabia confirmed the necessity to reach a robust, lasting, verifiable, undisputed and binding deal with Iran," Hollande and the new Saudi King Salman said in a statement after meeting on Monday.

"This agreement must not destabilise the security and stability of the region nor threaten the security and stability of Iran's neighbours," the statement said.

May 05 05:16

Man Fined $400 For Skipping Jury Selection In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

BOSTON (AP) — A man who skipped the final stages of jury selection in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has been fined $400 and sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

A federal judge imposed the sanction Thursday against Jose Gutierrez of Lawrence.

Judge William Young found that Gutierrez intentionally violated his obligation to serve as a juror by skipping jury service March 3 so he could go to work

May 04 19:53

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in U.S. Congress drop their interest in the deal over its extreme secrecy.

Only members of the House and Senate are currently allowed to view the text of the deal, and even they are forbidden from discussing what it contains. As a new report from Politico published Monday details, "If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving."

May 04 19:50

Guide to recording the police

Recording the police is legal, and it can mean the difference between accountability for peace officers and the gross injustice of abuse with impunity. Wired rounds up a good selection of apps from the likes of the ACLU and Occupy that are designed to help you record your interactions with the police, sometimes covertly, often with the option of real-time backup to the cloud so that your files can be recovered even if your phone is illegally seized and/or smashed.

May 04 15:00

COINTELPRO: The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

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As we see the blacks pitted against the whites, gays against straights, men against women, and so forth, it is important to remember that these social schisms are engineered by the government in a divide-and-conquer strategy to keep us fighting with each other so that we cannot united against the real cause of our suffering, which is Wall Street and Washington DC. It is worthwhile studying the history of COINTELPRO, the one moment in US history when these dirty tricks were exposed to public scrutiny.

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May 04 14:54

Following the Money: The New Anti-Semitism?

In the 1976 docudrama about the Watergate affair and the fall of Richard Nixon, All the President’s Men, Bob Woodward’s source at the FBI, Deep Throat, tells him to “follow the money.” To the Post editorial board in 2015, doing just that is problematic—and probably anti-Semitic.

May 04 14:46

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in U.S. Congress drop their interest in the deal over its extreme secrecy.

May 04 14:44

USA: Tensions high after reports of another police shooting in Baltimore

May 04 14:17

Toledo police officer charged with assault

A Toledo police officer has been charged with assault after a citizen videotaped her apparently hitting an arrested suspect.

Officer Denise Fischer, 45, remains on restricted duty following the March 25 incident with a detained Raymond Rober, 20. The video shows Officer Fischer approaching Mr. Rober at about 4:45 p.m. on the 900 block of Berry Street in East Toledo and apparently hitting him on the head with her hand.

An arraignment hearing on the misdemeanor charge is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in Toledo Municipal Court.

May 04 14:16

Suit filed against Put-in-Bay, police chief, officers

The recently filed suit states that it “relates to but a few of a long line of arbitrary and abusive behaviors” by the Put-in-Bay Police Department.

The individual plaintiffs are Lisa Cooper, of Put-in-Bay; Eric Haines, of Stow, Ohio; and Rikki Singstock, of Southgate, Mich, who were arrested by Put-in-Bay police in 2013. Police responded to a confrontation and arrested the three on a variety of charges. Ms. Singstock’s case was dismissed.

Ms. Cooper charged with obstructing official business, and Mr. Haines charged with theft and unlawful restraint, were found not guilty by a jury in October.

The new suit describes the arrests as “unlawful” and “unjustified” and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

May 04 14:05

Republican Louie Gohmert: Calls to end mass incarceration are a 'real shame'

Louie Gohmert (R-TX) over the weekend lashed out at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for calling to end mass incarceration in the United States.

Last week, Clinton had broken with policies of her husband’s presidency and called to “end the era of mass incarceration.” Since 1983, the number of black men in U.S. prisons have increased 231 percent, compared 198 percent for white men.

May 04 13:31

US Town of 300 has 50 Cops!

How bad does the US Police State have to get? Is the international police union too powerful taking away our tax dollars, property, jobs, families, children, guns, rights, freedom, and our future?

Does the International Police Union hate US sovereignty and the US Constitution. Officers are being taught that average Americans are the enemy. Police recruit their own youth gangs to terrorize the populace. I have asked the Connecticut Attorney General [these questions] and have yet to receive an answer.

May 04 13:18

FLASHBACK 2013 - Hungary Sheds Bankers’ Shackles

Hungary is making history of the first order.

Not since the 1930s in Germany has a major European country dared to escape from the clutches of the Rothschild-controlled international banking cartels. This is stupendous news that should encourage nationalist patriots worldwide to increase the fight for freedom from financial tyranny.

Already in 2011, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised to serve justice on his socialist predecessors, who sold the nation’s people into unending debt slavery under the lash of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the terrorist state of Israel. Those earlier administrations were riddled with Israelis in high places, to the fury of the masses, who finally elected Orbán’s Fidesz party in response.

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I assume Hungary is now on the US Government's Special High Interest Targets list!

May 04 13:04

FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

May 04 12:45

Conflicting reports on gun incident in Baltimore

Conflicting reports about a police chase that may have involved gunfire roiled Baltimore Monday, just a week after riots rocked the city.

Initial reports said a man had been shot, but police then said a gun dropped by a man running from police went off, and that no one was hit by a bullet. Earlier, Baltimore Police tweeted the man was shot "multiple times," but police later said no one had been shot.

Shooting: 2500 block Marbourne Ave. Man reported to be shot multiple times. Southern District detectives investigating.

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This is where the long years of government lies comes back to bite them. Nobody is going to believe the corporate-media fed official story about this or anything else going on.

May 04 12:00

Social Media - Another black man shot in Baltimore by a police officer just now

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May 04 11:44

Failure to Obey: The Checkpoint Refusal Documentary

This film documents the story of Pastor Steven Anderson being being beaten, tasered, and jailed for refusing a warrant-less search of his vehicle. The film also covers his trial and subsequent border patrol encounters.

May 04 11:20

California Dreaming: Police have no obligation to protect any individual from harm

"Do you believe that law enforcement officers have a duty to protect you from harm?" Ask yourself that question, and, your answer is..?
That is a question I have frequently asked. The overwhelming majority of answers have been affirmative; ranging from "Yes." to "That's what they are paid to do!" The next logical question is "How can we be certain we know the correct answer?"
The correct answer is found in appellate court decisions. The following summaries of a few appellate court decisions will provide some insight into this area of the law. These example cases are from California - but understand that the police are not responsible for your individual safety in any state.

May 04 09:10

Over 40 Injured as Police Clash With Rallying Ethiopian Jews in Tel Aviv

More than 40 people were injured in Tel Aviv when Ethiopian Jews started attacking police during a mass rally against police brutality, prompting law enforcement officers to respond with stun grenades and arrests.

May 04 09:09

POLICE REPORT PART I: BADGE ABUSE

April 2015 was a tumultuous month for policing in “The Land of the Free”. From traffic stop confessions of ticket-writing “expectations” to men being beaten by uniformed officers for sadistic pleasure to a shackled city rupturing in violent riots, the past month has been a horrific case study on the state of police in the United States. This Police Report documents the most egregious cases of police brutality, wrongful deaths, extortion via court fines and surveillance tactics used by local law enforcement. We also explore the perspective from behind the body camera, speaking to a former police chief and current city manager who implemented body cameras in his city two years ago. The unprecedented national attention paid this month to the issue of police brutality will prove historic as citizens take power over the police narrative through camera lenses. This is the April 2015 Police Report.

May 04 09:09

Americans will 'take more desperate acts due to desperate conditions'

“There is indeed a crisis. The crisis is a product of long standing policy. Housing policy, job creation policy, education policy, [and] healthcare policy. All of the things that are required as fundamental human rights for life in the 21st century,” he stated.

“There’s also the crisis of mass incarceration of particularly black and brown men and the crisis of police murder with impunity,” he added.

May 04 09:08

Bill Gross: "This Is All Ending"

“When does our credit based financial system sputter / break down? When investable assets pose too much risk for too little return. Not immediately, but at the margin, credit and stocks begin to be exchanged for figurative and sometimes literal money in a mattress.” We are approaching that point now as bond yields, credit spreads and stock prices have brought financial wealth forward to the point of exhaustion.

May 04 08:46

6 Reasons Why The Cops Keep Killing People (Besides Racism)

A nice way to start solving this problem would be for the authorities to look at how many people our cops are killing each year and then say, "Let's cut that by half before December, guys." Every job needs goals, after all.

May 04 08:44

Baltimore as a Microcosm of America

In these drug-saturated neighborhoods, they weren’t policing their post anymore, they weren’t policing real estate that they were protecting from crime. They weren’t nurturing informants, or learning how to properly investigate anything. There’s a real skill set to good police work. But no, they were just dragging the sidewalks, hunting stats, and these inner-city neighborhoods — which were indeed drug-saturated because that’s the only industry left — become just hunting grounds. They weren’t protecting anything. They weren’t serving anyone. They were collecting bodies, treating corner folk and citizens alike as an Israeli patrol would treat Gaza, or as the Afrikaners would have treated Soweto back in the day. They’re an army of occupation. And once it’s that, then everybody’s the enemy. The police aren’t looking to make friends, or informants, or learning how to write clean warrants or how to testify in court without perjuring themselves unnecessarily.

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For the public to trust the system, punishment must be seen to be inflicted on the guilty and only on the guilty. When the public sees punishment inflicted at random in the innocent while politically connected guilty go free, the public soon understands that the police are not about justice or law enforcement but merely a tool of oppression by the haves against the have-nots.

May 04 08:20

UK may impose internet rationing as electricity depletion looms

Britain could face mandatory internet rationing as web electricity consumption threatens to consume the country’s entire power supply, experts warn.

Internet rationing or increasing costs in order to update infrastructure might be required, otherwise fiber optical networks will reach their limit within the next eight years, The Independent quoted Professor Andrew Ellis as saying on Sunday.

The capacity people have been able to reach has been doubling every two years, he added.

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The difference between a net connection carrying data and a net connection waiting for data is miniscule. This is the start of an attempt to limit access to the net by ordinary citizens, to drive them back to the corporate media propaganda machine!

May 04 08:06

FLASHBACK: Pam Geller: Israeli Secret Agent?

But is Pamela Geller really an Israeli spy? As Geller says, "At the end of the day it is Israel. It is Israel. And Hamas must be crushed, eradicated... I hope cooler heads prevail and they wipe out that nest of Islamic terror (Hamas.)" Geller claims those living in Palestine today are nothing but Arab invading and occupying Jewish holy land.

Geller claims, "The IDF is the most benevolent army in the world... (and) It all about the Jews, the Jews, the Jews, the Jews." All the while she calls the President of the United States "the Antichrist." Geller wants to divide and draw Americans into her war on Islam and gain their unconditional support for Israel. And apparently, some seem to have fallen for her rhetoric and are repeating whole sentences and paragraphs of Pamela Geller’s insanity.

May 04 08:03

Merkel defends allegations German intelligence helped NSA spies

Chancellor Merkel has dismissed allegations that Germany's foreign intelligence agency broke the law, and helped the US spy on European firms and officials. It is the first time she has publicly commented on the matter.

May 04 08:00

FLASHBACK : Wayne Madsen: Link Between Breivik and Israeli Mossad

Wayne Madsen Report
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik is suspect in massacre of over 80 at Labour Party Youth camp on Norwegian island and downtown Oslo bombing. Breivik is being called a Christian fundamentalist even though he was a Freemason and supporter of such vile Zionist Islamophobes as Pam Geller and Richard Pipes.

Pipes and Geller are ciphers for Israeli intelligence and propaganda elements and provide a clear link between Breivik and Mossad, which is under orders to stage false flag attacks to garner support for Israel against Palestine, Cyprus and Norway being the two most recent examples of Mossad-staged attacks.

May 04 07:54

French Unemployment At New Record Highs: Whom Do They Blame?

In November, French president Francois Hollande announced he had met his electoral pledge to halt the rise in joblessness by the end of 2013.

No one with any economic sense believed it.

Today in the face of a new record high unemployment rate, Hollande says unemployment has "stabilised".

May 04 07:51

FBI replies to Stingray Freedom of Information request with 5,000 blank pages

Since 2014, Muckrock has been firing out Freedom of Information Act requests about Stingrays to agencies at all levels of government, using crowdfunded dough to pay for it.

The fun-loving feds at the FBI have turned over 5,000 pages of Stingray records in response to one set of Muckrock requests -- but they redacted virtually every word on every page first.

May 04 07:47

VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to FBI to Restrict Gun Ownership

Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller has written that mental health information collected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being transferred to the FBI so patients can be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) list of individuals restricted from owning or possessing guns.

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So the government sends kids into wars to "protect our rights", then declares the stress they suffered from that war grounds to deny those very same soldiers their Second Amendment rights. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense!

The real agenda is to disarm the veterans since they are an already-trained segment of the population the government fears may be a problem in the event of an uprising.

May 04 07:39

Colorado's biggest little traffic ticket farm

Just a few miles north of the Oklahoma border sits Officer Brad Viner, the Town of Campo's sole police officer who helps rake in more than 90 percent of the town's revenue.

"Yes, Campo thrives on tickets," officer Viner said with a chuckle during an interview with 9Wants to Know. "Basically, the police department pays for the town."

Campo tops the list of towns across the state that rely the most on traffic and court fee revenues, according to an extensive analysis of 270 town budgets by 9NEWS and Rocky Mountain PBS.

May 04 07:21

Male TSA screener admits to manipulating scanners in order to grope men's genitals - and Obama wants to give him a gun

The latest outrage stems from a CBS Denver report, where the local news team there discovered that two TSA screeners at Denver International Airport were fired after it was learned that they manipulated passenger screening systems so a male TSA agent could fondle the genitalia of attractive male travelers.

May 04 07:01

GUNS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GARLAND AND PARIS

When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives.

May 03 18:04

Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen

The Saudi-led bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen is using U.S.-supplied cluster munitions, endangering civilians and violating an international arms treaty, Human Rights Watch warned on Sunday.

According to the group, there is "credible evidence" that cluster bombs have been used in recent weeks as part of coalition airstrikes in Yemen’s northern Saada governorate, a Houthi stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia. Through analysis of satellite imagery, Human Rights Watch charges that the weapons landed on a "cultivated plateau, within 600 meters of several dozen buildings in four to six village clusters."

May 03 15:24

USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty

. . . . there is no “terrorist” exception in the Fourth Amendment. Saying a good end (capturing terrorists) justifies a bad means (mass surveillance) gives the government a blank check to violate our liberties.

May 03 11:47

New World Order

This website,Whatreallyhappened is mentioned and linked as a good source of truth.
Great article and links for newbies and alternative news vets alike!

The New World Order is upon us. As amazing as it may seem, we are living in the Last Days. The world is quickly uniting into a One World government, economy, religion and cashless society; under the control of The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), the United Nations (UN), The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. All of these visible organizations are the vehicles by which the Illuminati control the world.

Here is an excellent explanation from eye-opening author Henry Makow concerning who the Illuminati are . . .

May 03 09:54

Planning Chaos in the Middle East: Destruction of Societies for Foreign Money Control

If one wonders how a desert-crawling line of Japanese open-back trucks gifted by the US filled with countless irregular fighters in plain view could ever have ever made it overnight to the point where Western military and political leaders are saying “the war against ISIL may be interminable”, one begins to see through the game. ISIL is a construction financed and trained by covert US and oil-king allies that ruins every place it enters, like Syria once the regime began to win the civil war. Al-Nusra/Al Qaeda was not enough. ISIL is a step up in the US-led control of the Middle East by terror, chaos and social devastation. “The Salvador option” was the first name for the post-war death squads in Iraq, but “Islamic State” stirs much more apocalyptic passions pro and con. Best of all, the ruling foreign war machines of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and NATO are now far better justified to “fight the barbaric terrorists”. Saudi Arabia with US support is now even projecting the “terrorist” and sectarian “Shiite” labels on the popular uprising of the poor in Yemen against a corrupt US-Saudi puppet government. One object alone is achieved. Peoples and resources of the region can be predated without sovereign social defences or unity of collective life purpose, the ultimate target of every US-led aggression. As long as all evils can be blamed on an ever-shifting Enemy, there is no overcoming recognition.

May 03 09:25

Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn’t Even See

The Orlando police department fired one of their own on Friday after an internal investigation concluded that an officer violated two department regulations when he opened fire on a fleeing man.

Officer David Johnston opened fire and squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat whatsoever to Johnston, and was 90 feet away.

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So tell us again why citizens should not be allowed to have body armor to protect us from these uniformed cowboys with their military-style weapons. How many more innocent bystanders have to die before the public is allowed protection from maniacs with badges and machine guns?

May 03 09:18

BEX ALERT - Alan Dershowitz: Charges Against Baltimore Police Officers Are About ‘Crowd Control,’ Not Justice

Alan Dershowitz, a well-known criminal lawyer from New York and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, suggested that State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s actions against the officers were motivated more by political expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence.

He called the charges “outrageous and irresponsible,” especially the second degree murder count filed against the van’s driver under a legal principle known as “depraved heart.”

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May 03 07:20

Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn’t Even See

The Orlando police department fired one of their own on Friday after an internal investigation concluded that an officer violated two department regulations when he opened fire on a fleeing man. Officer David Johnston opened fire and squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat whatsoever to Johnston, and was 90 feet away.

May 03 07:17

America’s Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding

The U.S. government has angered many countries because of their long history of highly aggressive military actions, but there seems to be no plan of stopping. It would be smart to listen to the other countries and simmer down in the military department before it is too late. It’s no secret that the U.S. is most certainly not the most loved country in the world because of its government’s long history of highly aggressive military actions, as well as its interference in the internal affairs of countless nations. But what we are seeing today is that an increasing number of nations are turning against the U.S. and taking various actions to rid themselves of its presence and influence.

May 03 07:03

Australia First to Introduce a Compulsory Tax on Money Itself

The reason I moved the Solution Conference forward was due to the fact that all my sources behind the curtain were screaming from the four corners of the world that the new age of Economic Totalitarianism is upon us all. Australia will be the first to introduce a compulsory tax on savings. This is the ultimate Marxist state for now anyone with spare cash is the enemy of the Conservative Tony Abbott government. What I laid out at the Solution Conference is the ONLY way out of this nightmare. It is time for people to start spreading the word and get behind changing the game plan while we still have a game in play. We have to stop this confiscation of all wealth and the continual borrowing and taxation. This will lead to the total destruction of Western culture for we are plagued by power hungry insane politicians who cannot see past their nose.

May 02 18:52

Don Lemon and CNN call 911 to report LIVESTREAMERS as "impersonating journalists"

#DonLemonReporting #Scrub Rebelutionary_Z LIVE Baltimore

May 02 16:31

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Gods of the Rising Technocratic Aeon

Joss Whedon’s follow-up to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is setting new box office records for Marvel, and has roughly the same degree of critical response as the first. A few days ago, I analyzed the first in anticipation for the follow-up that premiered in the U.S. this weekend, noting the A.I. takeover plot, and the sequel was even more esoterically themed and blatant in its presentation. Hollywood is making it difficult for me not to write the same A.I. analysis over and over, but some new ground is tread here to investigate in the midst of the same pattern we’ve been witnessing of late, the extinction of man through mass depopulation and his subjugation and/or replacement with an A.I. control grid.

May 02 14:56

Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

State Laws Regarding the Open Carry of Firearms.

May 02 13:34

Shocking Video Shows Paramilitary Police Dousing Protesters with Pepper Spray in Denver, Threatening Them With Assault Rifles

Video that surfaced shows a group of about 100 protesters walking the streets of downtown Denver where they were met with line of motorcycle cops who forced the group on to the sidewalk. One overzealous officer can be seen breaking away from the pack chasing down pedestrians, using his motorcycle as a large weapon. At one point, the motorcycle cop rams a man on a bicycle, who had every right to be riding in the street.

May 02 10:53

Warning Not to Use E15 Gas in Your Car: FOX Business

May 02 09:47

2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies'

U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency.

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I speculated that this might have been the reason for Roberts' sudden reversal on Obamacare!

May 02 09:45

Baltimore Protesters Jailed In Dehumanizing Conditions

Protesters called it a concentration camp

LIVE STREAM BALTIMORE PROTEST RIOT WATCH

May 02 09:43

House Votes to Allow D.C. Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control

Last year, Washington, D.C. passed a landmark anti-discrimination law that would prevent employers from penalizing women for using birth control. Today, for the first time in over two decades, the House of Representatives voted to overrule a local law passed in the District, by choosing to overrule the new anti-discrimination law.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the issue was one of “religious liberty.” His Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) countered that the vote was an “outrageous intrusion into workers' personal lives” and “totally inconsistent with the anti-government rhetoric that we hear around here morning, noon and night.”

May 02 09:40

Sheriff David Clarke - Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob

Sheriff David Clarke tells Steve Malzberg that Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob, in reference to the six Baltimore police officers who were criminally charged today by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray, adding This isn't Justice, It's Revenge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sheriff Clarke seems to forget (or he wants us to forget) that the knife found in Freddie Grey's pocket is legal to carry under Maryland law, that Freddie should not have been arrested in the first place, let alone killed while in police custody!

The whole world is watching this situation and deciding who is part of the problem and who is part of the solution, and those seeking to protect the police officers will unquestionably be seen as the problem.

May 02 08:59

The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that the defense wants you to know

It's impossible to say because he just sits at the defense table like a lump, no matter who is on the witness stand. It could be his best friend or the loved one of someone he blew to pieces. The visible reaction is the same: zero, zip, nada.

(*Tell me they don't have him doped up to his eyeballs !
WARNING: Article contains 99% USDA CHOICE BEX )

May 02 08:57

Police Caught RED HANDED Provoking Mass Unrest At May Day Protest In Seattle! Leading To Riots!

May 02 08:49

Baltimore Residents, like most of Americans, are in a Constitution-Free Zone

Roughly two-thirds of the United States' population, about 200 million people, lives within the 100-mile zone that an outdated federal regulation defines as the border zone—that is, within 100 miles of a U.S. land or coastal border.

May 02 08:22

Sayed Ali Khamenei about police brutality against Blacks in the USA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Khamenei's comments are accurate and indeed not too far removed from the ones I have been making about the police brutality issue and its corrosive effect on society. For the public to trust the system, punishment must be seen to be inflicted on the guilty and only on the guilty. When the public sees punishment inflicted at random in the innocent while politically connected guilty go free, the public soon understands that the police are not about justice or law enforcement but merely a tool of oppression by the haves against the have-nots.

Israel's whores in the US Congress are seizing on this video as an excuse to simply cancel the P5+1 talks and open the door to war with Iran.

May 02 08:10

Assange: More leaks to come

WikiLeaks is planning new releases of secret documents on controversial negotiations and intelligence agency operations, according to the anti-secrecy organisation's Australian founder, Julian Assange.

In an interview with Fairfax Media, Mr Assange said that while he does not expect to leave Ecuador's London embassy any time soon, WikiLeaks very much remains in the business of publishing the secrets of diplomats and spies.

"There'll be more publications – about large international so-called free trade deals, and about an intelligence agency," Mr Assange said.

May 02 08:08

Report: Police in America killed more than 90 people this month. Freddie Gray was only one of them.

Killed by Police documents the names, age, gender, and race of people killed by police in the United States, and the circumstances leading up to the officers’ use of lethal force.

May 02 08:05

Algorithmic guilt: using secret algorithms to kick people off welfare

A wrenching and beautifully argued essay by Virginia Eubanks describes the inevitable consequences of letting secret, unaccountable algorithms decide who is eligible for welfare. The essay is part of New America's What Drives Innovation Around the Country conference, and it describes the drive to outsource management of critical state services to private firms that control costs by using proprietary, secret algorithms to ascribe suspicion and guilt to members of the public.

May 02 07:57

NSA Used German Intelligence to Spy on Offices of French President and other EU Allies

Intelligence spying involving the United States and Germany is once again in the news, only this time the rift isn’t between the two allies. Unlike the 2013 revelation that the National Security Agency had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest snooping hoopla has the NSA using Germany’s electronic listening technology to spy on other European allies, including the leader of France. The American-German cooperation went on for at least a decade, according to a parliamentary investigation in Berlin

May 02 07:45

Netanyahu signs coalition deals

Netanyahu signs coalition deals with Kulanu, UTJ; Kahlon promises reforms

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a significant step toward forming his next government Wednesday when he signed coalition deals in the Likud faction’s office at the Knesset with the heads of Kulanu and United Torah Judaism.

The deals gave Netanyahu the support of 46 MKs from Kulanu, UTJ and his Likud.

He has until next Wednesday to complete a 67-MK coalition with Bayit Yehudi, Shas and Yisrael Beytenu

May 02 07:25

Woman Claims To Be Victim Of Marathon Bombings: She Lied

The Boston Marathon bombings were a terrible time in our nation’s history. Unfortunately, some people are trying to take advantage of the event by claiming to be a victim of this tragedy, when they, in fact, are not.

41-year-old Joanna Leigh received almost $40,000 in benefits after claiming to be a Boston Marathon bombing victim. She received money from the One Fund as well as a local school. As a result, she has been indicted for fraud.

Question: what about the "crisis actors" that were paid to be victims in the Boston Marathon, false flag, martial law pretext? Are they going to be charged as well?

May 02 06:25

6 Baltimore Cops Released on Bail

6 Baltimore Cops Released on Bail Set Lower Than $500,000 for Jailed Protester

Six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Center Friday night after posting bail, court records show, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The four officers facing felony charges posted $350,000 bails; the two facing misdemeanors posted $250,000 bails, the Sun writes.

The news comes after Allen Bullock, 18, who was captured in photos smashing police car windows with a traffic cone, surrendered to police earlier this week at the urging of his parents. And as of two days ago, he was being held on $500,000 bail, an amount his parents could not afford.

May 02 05:34

The Fall in Oil Prices

The Fall in Oil Prices – Simple Demand & Supply or Deep Rooted Conspiracy

The price for crude oil has been falling sharply from last October and there is no sign of it rising any time soon. The question begs to be asked: what happened?

(Another question that begs to be answered; Why isn't the fall in oil prices being reflected At the Pump ?)

May 02 05:23

US-led Syria strikes 'kill dozens of civilians'

Islamic State crisis: US-led Syria strikes 'kill dozens of civilians'
Air strikes by the US-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants have killed more than 50 civilians in northern Syria, activists say.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group, says Birmahle village was hit on Friday and that some people were still trapped in rubble.

The coalition has so far not commented.

Earlier this month, the Observatory said the US-led air campaign had killed more than 2,000 people in total, including at least 1,922 IS fighters.

"Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo province killed 52 civilians," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP news agency.

Seven children were killed, and 13 people were still unaccounted for, the group said.

May 01 21:39

#InfoWars Streamer was the only arrest Tonight after the curfew of the #BaltimoreUprising

Arrested Info Wars Streamer Victim of the #BaltimoreUprising Curfew

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

May 01 12:41

Feds Seize $62,000 From Innocent Organic Farmer Because The Bank Teller Gave Him Bad Advice

Randy and Karen Sowers innocently watched the government take $62,000 of the money they had made selling milk from grass-fed cows and eggs from cage-free chickens at Washington, D.C.-area farmer’s markets.

“It is not right that the government can take all of your money on the basis that they think you have done something wrong,” Sowers told the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives in February. “Also, when the government shows up at your door with armed agents and hands you a subpoena, your whole life is turned upside down.”

The case has galvanized opponents of what is called civil forfeiture and united politicians on both sides of the aisle.

May 01 12:40

Freddie Gray’s Second Amendment rights were violated — where is the NRA?

Mosby also announced that in fact, the weapon police found on Gray was not illegal after all. He was in possession of a knife that was not only legal under Maryland law, but its blade was tucked in a safe position and was inside his pocket.

Freddie Gray, it turns out, was legally bearing arms, as the Second Amendment of the Constitution guarantees.

His arrest, and his death, appear to be a violation of a number of his civil rights, and those rights include his Second Amendment rights to carry a weapon.

May 01 11:42

Rep. Amash: ?Not Enough Votes in Congress to Reauthorize PATRIOT Act

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash took to Facebook earlier today to inform the public about the inner workings of alleged surveillance reform.

Amash states that the latest version of the USA Freedom Act does not prevent the government's illegal surveillance on Americans.

He also said "There are not enough votes in Congress to reauthorize it," referring to the PATRIOT Act which is set to expire in about a month,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which does not mean the NSA will stop spying on you, just that it will go back to being illegal as well as unconstitutional ... but that hasn't stopped NSA yet!

May 01 11:14

Oyster Farmer: ‘We Are Terrified’ Of The Government

The National Park Service used falsified data to shut down an 80-year-old oyster company in Point Reyes, Calif, its owner claims.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We are terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday.

“Let me be clear, we did not fail as a business,” Lunny said in his prepared testimony. “This was not bad luck. Rather, the Park Service engaged in a taxpayer-funded enterprise of corruption to run our small business out of Point Reyes.”

May 01 10:35

Anger as Hurricane Sandy victims have to pay back emergency aid with interest

Debt collectors called in while Federal Emergency Management Agency examines allegations that engineering reports doctored to cut insurance bill.

Thousands of families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy are being ordered to repay some of the compensation they received from the government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is not only demanding interest on what it says were overpayments, but Washington is ready to call in debt collectors to recoup the cash.
That is not the only blow faced by families whose lives were devastated by the October 2012 hurricane which claimed 117 lives in the US and caused an estimated $50 billion (£32.5 billion) damage.
FEMA has, under pressure from senators, started investigating allegations that engineers’ reports into the damage suffered by home owners were deliberately doctored to deny victims insurance payouts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about adding insult to injury!!

It appears that the ALLEGED Federal Emergency Management Agency has morphed into the Federal Enemy of Most Americans!!

May 01 10:35

Hillary Clinton “Thinks She Is a God”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

In a government and corporate sphere dominated by and filled with psychopaths and sociopaths, arrogant and ruthless ladder climbers and ultra wealthy manipulators, Hillary still stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Not just in 2016, throughout her entire quest for power.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Emmanuel Badejo, the bishop of Oyo in southwestern Nigeria, told the Rome correspondent of Aleteia, an online Roman Catholic newspaper, in an interview published Wednesday that Hillary Clinton “thinks she is a god.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 01 10:20

How the Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militaries

The new strategy indirectly, but unequivocally, ties into information-sharing legislation that’s slowly making its way to the President’s desk. Among the various bills moving around Capitol Hill, the most important is the Cyber Information Sharing Act. Among other things, CISA would protect companies from being sued for sending data about their users to DHS, which would be permitted to send it in real time to DOD and other U.S. agencies and outfits. In turn, DOD’s new strategy claims the right to to share cyber threat data beyond the United States. Presumably, that would include information obtained via CISA.

But if CISA or its cousins becomes law, what kind of information might fly from company servers to DHS to DOD and then around world? Members of the privacy community describe the scope as incredibly broad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This proposed legislation is yet another evisceration of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, cementing the disempowerment of We the People to control our own data, and what happens to it.

May 01 08:47

Veterans Truth Radio Interview: Gordon Duff Roast

Stew Webb, Jim Fetzer, Dean Henderson, Gene Tatum, and Bruce Campbell come together in this 3 hour special to give the proof that Gordon Duff is a lying fraud that only wants to try to control the alternative media so he can put out his known lies.

Discuss increase of assassination, harassment attempts against whistle-blowers, bloggers, and alternative media.

May 01 08:45

Fury as Detroit prosecutor suggests 'simple' solution is to SHOOT anti-cop protesters after some threw bricks

A state prosecutor in Detroit made the ill-advised suggestion that Baltimore police should respond to protests gripping the city by shooting everyone involved.

Teana Walsh, who is paid by Michigan taxpayers to pursue justice, wrote an unhinged post on her Facebook urging a deadly response to violence in the troubled Maryland city.

May 01 08:35

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Are Healthy, According To Obama Administration

Trying to eat healthier? You’re in luck! According to President Barack Obama, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos qualify as a nutritious snack — seriously.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Meanwhile, the FDA recently sent a scathing warning letter to the snack bar company KIND, saying it's in violation of FDA rules by using the word "healthy" to describe its products. You've probably seen these KIND bars around -- they're mostly nuts, whole grains, coconut and seeds.

May 01 01:27

Dow, S&P 500 And NASDAQ Take A Tumble; US Dollar Ends April With Worst Month In 4 years

The dollar fell on Thursday to close out April as the greenback’s worst month in four years, as measured against a basket of six major currencies.

The latest batch of lackluster corporate results weighed on shares on Wall Street on Thursday.

May 01 01:21

Nikkei slips as weak earnings hit Wall Street

TOKYO: Asian shares edged down on Friday after weak corporate earnings dented Wall Street, while the dollar clawed back some losses after marking its worst monthly performance in four years against a basket of six major currencies.

May 01 01:09

Oil Prices Up, Gasoline Prices Up

“A rebound in crude oil prices has fueled up gasoline prices in the last week across the United States, with even bigger spikes in the West Coast, where refinery problems have returned. The national average stands at a four month high, though for this date prices remain at their lowest since 2009. Late last week, West Texas Intermediate crude oil stood near $58 a barrel, the highest since December 15, 2014. That price stands some $10 a barrel higher than a month ago, and has been a key contributor to the rise in gasoline prices that many states are witnessing. Refinery issues along the West Coast have added insult to injury for Californians, where prices are up by 25 cents per gallon just in the last week in some areas.”

(*Refinery issues; Talk about your Perfect Timing !)

May 01 01:01

Exxon Mobil earnings top estimates

Oil output high despite low crude prices, eroded profits

(*They found a way to Hose Us At The Pump)

Apr 30 19:04

House Committee Votes to Reform USA Patriot Act with USA Freedom Act

As key provisions of the Patriot Act are about to expire in June, Congress is in a big hurry to figure out how to reform surveillance. The House just overwhelmingly voted in favor of the USA Freedom Act, a bill that’ll limit NSA data collection.

Unfortunately, it may not be able to fix the United States’ broken surveillance apparatus.

Apr 30 16:50

Cash on Lockdown: Bankers “Want Badly to Charge YOU Interest for Depositing YOUR Funds”

Cash is quickly becoming a liability.

SHTF has been closely following the recent calls from Wall Street to ban cash and implement a system that would force everyone to operate on the grid, even as interest rates have hit negative and customers are actually charged for keeping money in the bank.

Money Metals Exchange explains it well:

The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 30 14:29

Officer in fatal arrest once hospitalized over mental health

The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer in the arrest that led to Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 over mental health concerns for an unknown duration and had his guns confiscated by local sheriff's deputies, according to records from the sheriff's office and court obtained by The Associated Press.

Apr 30 13:01

Sen. Rand Paul Questions Sec. Jeh Johnson at HSGAC Hearing - April 29, 2015

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chief Of Homeland Security Admits To Senator Rand Paul That He Doesn't Understand The Fourth Amendment

Apr 30 12:34

2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies'

U.S. intelligence agencies have “harvested” the personal and private data of “hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as “the NSA slayer” for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which was my guess as to Roberts' sudden reversal on Obamacare!

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