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May 22 11:31

"Fast Track" Violates the U.S. Constitution

“The President … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”

May 22 10:53

The Corrupt Beltway Elite

Mike Allen’s obsequious, pay-to-play Playbook newsletter was once hailed by The New York Times as a must-read for Washington’s “elite set of political and news-media thrivers and strivers.” For me, it’s most useful as a shameless chronicle of what that elite group cares about — and how it lives.

May 22 10:43

US allies not excluded from spying program: Analyst

An American activist says the NSA surveillance program is not confined to the United States borders, but several countries, including US allies, have been targeted.

May 22 10:27

Hillary Clinton received sensitive information on her unsecured personal email server.

Busted? Hillary Clinton received private Benghazi email that has now been classified

May 22 10:11

‘War is a Racket': Forbidden History on Memorial Day

Retired Major General Smedley Butler was onto something in 1933, when he was recruited to be a “gangster for capitalism” by a group of wealthy Americans calling themselves the “American Liberty League”. Damn interesting, indeed.

May 22 10:04

BBC neutrality questioned after presenter found guilty of pro-Israeli bias

The impartiality of the BBC when reporting on Middle Eastern issues has once again been called into question

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:23

Snowden talks NSA surveillance reform

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden took to Reddit Thursday, once again answering questions about surveillance reform, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 10-hour filibuster, and whether or not he misses pizza in Russia.

May 22 09:23

SEC Commissioner Furious That SEC Has Made A Mockery Of "Recidivist Criminal Behavior" By Banks

Yesterday, in the aftermath of the latest settlement by the world's biggest banks, who finally admitted they have criminally rigged virtually all markets since the Great Financial Crisis (and prior) despite promising repeatedly they would not do that after having been caught time and again and punished with ever "harsher" wristslaps, we wrote that the "Public Is Confused Why World's Biggest Banks Admitting Criminal Fraud, Leads To Public Yawns."

May 22 09:02

The Murder of JFK

For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious to begin with, are embedded in ongoing covert processes, have political consequences that enlarge covert government, and are subsequently covered up by systematic falsifications in the mainstream media and internal government records.

May 22 08:42

Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

A US District Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that sought the release of the full Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture by the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as an internal CIA report commonly referred to as the Panetta Review.

May 22 08:40

Corporation Bribes Landowner With Prostitutes To Build Pipeline

May 22 08:39

US, Israel duplicity over the Iran nuclear deal

As the US intensifies its efforts to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran, it is also seeking to appease Israel by promising further military assistance to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government in return for a retreat from the vociferous opposition to the framework.

According to the Times of Israel, Israel and the US are holding preliminary discussions for a "compensation package" that would include an increase in the number of F-35 fighter jets supplied by the US to Israel, as well as additional batteries for the Iron Dome, assistance for the Arrow 3 missile system and the purchasing of technology for intelligence gathering.

Last Sunday, Netanyahu declared: "It is both necessary and possible to achieve a better deal because extremists cannot be allowed to achieve their aims, not in Iran, not in Yemen and not in Jerusalem."

May 22 08:31

Citing Bin Laden raid, US Special Forces testing DNA scanners for ‘juicy missions’

Officials at US Special Operations Command said they were testing rapid DNA scanners for use in sensitive overseas missions, citing DNA identification of Osama Bin Laden in the 2011 raid as a model for future targeted operations.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 22 07:51

Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya

“We came, we saw, he died,” then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boasted to CBS News in October 2011 after Muammar Gaddafi was captured, savagely tortured, and murdered..

May 22 07:42

Canada catching up to USA re suppression of science

by Jon Rappoport

Free speech for government scientists in Canada? The ability to issue warnings about public health and safety to the press and public?

Not anymore...

May 22 07:38

US media and pro-Israel antics in Congress

The New York Times’ coverage of congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the “paper of record” to change its motto from “All the news that’s fit to print” to “All the news we think fits, we print.”

Here’s why.

May 22 07:33

PENTAGON SENDING 2,000 ANTI-TANK WEAPONS TO IRAQ

The Pentagon announced on Thursday it is sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq, following the rout of U.S.-backed forces in Ramadi by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The weapons will arrive as early as next week, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. He said the U.S. is also expediting the delivery of other equipment, including ammunition and other equipment to counter ISIS's increasing reliance on vehicle-borne bombs.

May 22 07:28

Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government

The Obama administration approved a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel in recent days as “compensation” for the US nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli regime staunchly opposes.

May 22 07:28

'Obama is Meddling in Israeli Internal Affairs'

Minister Levin strikes back at Obama's criticism of PM, calls on West to wake up and realize 'Israel struggles alone for future of world.'

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A statement that only makes sense if Israel sees itself as master of the world.

May 22 07:27

Stephen Harper probably wishes the month of May had never happened

Of their many other May woes, the government is merely reaping what it's sown. Here are a few.

Canadians discovered that the government didn't bother to spend a much-needed $97 million it had budgeted for the disabled, youth employment and adult literacy. This followed other recent revelations that it also failed to spend $1.1 billion that was available for the urgent needs of veterans.

Twice already this month, the courts have found for Omar Khadr and against Stephen Harper. His government's visceral hatred for the man, its relentless attempts to destroy the rest of his life, has blinded them to law and Constitution alike. These last two judgments join a long series of embarrassing judicial defeats for the government.

May 22 07:26

MORE PROOF OF PAID PROTESTERS: AD ASKING FOR PROTESTERS TO TRAVEL TO PROTEST, LIST OF PAYOUTS TO #FERGUSON PROTEST ORGANIZERS

After protesters protested not getting their checks from MORE on May 14th, MORE allegedly distributed the following list as to who was paid to protest in Ferguson and elsewhere, to show where the money had been going.

May 22 06:52

Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt from a speech that he gave in 1933:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

May 21 16:11

“Smart” Meters Halted by Regulators in Indiana

By Warren Woodward

This is what it's like to have real utility regulation.

Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying...

May 21 15:46

Two DEA Agents Ran New Jersey's Sleaziest Strip Club

And it was widely known around the dimly lit club that both men were DEA agents. Hell, they practically wore it as a badge of honor, with Polos rocking his DEA badge while Glover sported a Kevlar vest.

Polos even tried to pawn himself off as a G-man. “Polos would sometimes claim to others at the club that he worked for the FBI,” according to the court papers.

When Glover announced he was coming to the bar with two New Jersey state troopers, however, he made sure his fellow manager would be discreet. “I’m coming with two state troopers they don’t know I own the bar,” Glover texted. The manager replied: “Copy, I will be brief.”

But the DEA duo weren’t exactly known for their discretion. Polos routinely made calls and texted with his DEA-issued cellphone to get fellow managers to cover his manager shift at the strip joint.

May 21 15:30

What Do Takata Air Bags Have in Common with Vaccines?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Both are consumer products. Both are manufactured by mega corporations. Both products have sales in the millions, if not many times more. Plus, both have killed individuals. However, there’s a significant uncommonness between both products, though: Takata air bags have killed only five (5) people in the USA, which set off a massive recall effort of accountability on the part of the manufacturer, whereas vaccines have killed hundreds, if not thousands or more, and nothing—zilch, other than apparent cover-ups—have occurred to prevent future child abuse!

Here’s proof for the above statement...

May 21 14:16

The US-Islamic State Dance: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back – By Design

That said, there exists too much overwhelming evidence to prove that the Islamic State is the US Empire’s latest creation of a designated enemy to propagate unending global war and destruction in all resource rich regions on earth. Reagan and Bush senior used Osama’s al Qaeda machine beginning in the early 1980’s as Washington’s proxy war mercenaries on the ground against the Soviet Empire that led eventually to its demise within the decade. Then in the 90’s al Qaeda was used to help “balkanize” Yugoslavia into 13 obliterated, ineffectual little pieces carved up and served as Empire bases against resurrected cold war enemy Russia as well as the Middle East. Then came the pivotal role of Osama’s 19 box-cutters - 15 of whom were Saudi Arabian - used as inside job 9/11 stooges, close to half of whom have since surfaced alive and well on the planet. Only the 3000 Americans murdered and sacrificed that fateful day by the neocons Bush and Cheney et al with Israeli-Saudi help remain dead. The extensively long history of the United States government covertly utilizing al Qaeda/ISIS/Islamic State as America’s oft-repeated actual ally in its fabricated bogus “war on terror” is nothing but a diabolically driven hoax on this planet. The Islamic State is the fake US enemy deployed by the DC crime cabal as its Empire paid-for-hire tool.

May 21 14:15

Cops Who Flash Banged Infant’s Crib Are Blaming the Baby

Nearly a year has passed since a Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19 month old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.

To any sane person, the sheriff’s department would be responsible for the damage inflicted on this child. Not only were there no drugs in the house, but the suspect they were looking for was found elsewhere. And despite their claims that they had the house under surveillance for two days prior to the raid, somehow they had no idea that there were children who lived there.

May 21 13:52

U.S. Magistrate Michael Merz in Hot Seat for Ignoring RICO Portions of SLORP BoA Fraudulent Foreclosure Appellate Decision.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Magistrate Merz in Dereliction of Duty in Busby Foreclosure Case by Ignoring Binding Case Law of Slorp v. Lerner, BoA & MERS.

May 21 13:47

Ex-Lib Dem MP blames poll debacle on ‘Tory fear campaign’

Former business secretary and senior Liberal Democrat MP, Vince Cable, has said that he was the victim of a Tory fear campaign.

May 21 13:39

Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward

Thumbing its nose at the wide swath of constituencies and civil society groups that oppose corporate-friendly trade deals, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to end debate on Fast Track trade legislation, handing a significant victory to President Barack Obama and moving the bill a step closer to passage.

May 21 13:35

Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics

Most people we might think of as being on the American left don’t generally embrace the idea of “American exceptionalism.” There is one apparent exception to this unexceptional point of view, however, at least in some corners of the American left. That is the notion that in the U.S. – unlike any other country with a reasonably democratic system – electoral politics are somehow only an optional part of a serious political movement. The latest expression of this “only in America” point of view comes in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’s declaration of his intention to run in next year’s Democratic Party presidential primaries.

May 21 13:17

World Renowned Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: “America Is A Collapsing Third World Country”

The government of the USA obviously sees the writing on the wall. They know the system will soon come unhinged. And that’s why Celente makes it clear that those who want to thrive while everything around them falls apart need to be focusing on physical asset acquisition. And while some investors out there are focusing on how to make money on their next trade, Celente says forget about short-term trading, and focus instead on value and long-term investments.

May 21 12:54

The Lobby Doesn’t Care if the Senate Stays Democratic or Goes Republican—as Long as It’s Pro-Israel

May 21 12:41

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 12:33

City Council Votes to Ban Mind Control Weapon Use Against Residents

After a dozen professed victims told of pain suffered from chem-trails, particle beams and electromagnetic radiation, the council voted 5-2 in favor of Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles’ resolution "in support of the Space Preservation Act and the Space Preservation Treaty to permanently ban spaced-based weapons."

May 21 11:30

Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can’t Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey

A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Canada is catching up to the US!

May 21 11:25

Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors?

The longstanding principal goal of U.S. trade policy is to advance U.S. economic interests.

So, why is the Obama administration fighting so hard to help Monsanto – a company that is openly trying to slash its taxes by moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Switzerland?

May 21 11:22

Obama Unleashing 'Racial Agitators' On Crime-Filled Cities, $163 Million to Back Them

The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police.

But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities.

May 21 11:12

CLAIM OF ‘STALKING’ OF PRO-VACCINE LOBBYISTS PROMPTS WARNING FROM DOCTORS’ GROUP

The emotional debate over Senate Bill 277, which would make vaccinations compulsory for California schoolchildren and passed the Senate last week, has taken a personal turn in recent weeks. Lobbyists championing the bill on behalf of the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians have attracted the attention of bill opponents, who have begun sharing information on the lobbyists and disseminating photos of their locations on social media.
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May 21 10:20

PENTAGON SHAM: DEFENSE DEPT ALTERED BOOKS IN LONG-AWAITED AUDIT, REPORTS CLAIM

PENTAGON SHAM: DEFENSE DEPT ALTERED BOOKS IN LONG-AWAITED AUDIT, REPORTS CLAIM
The US Defense Department’s watchdog knowingly turned a blind eye to financial irregularities, leading to the Pentagon signing off on an audit. This has led to questions regarding just how transparent the government auditing process actually is. A special investigation by Reuters revealed that a senior member of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General team had colluded with an independent auditing company, Grant Thornton LLP, to falsely keep the US Marine Corps books clean. The DoD remained the only federal organization that had not abided with a 1992 law passed by Congress to undergo an audit. This was despite the DoD receiving in excess of $500 billion a year, which is by far the largest appropriation of any department.

May 21 10:03

GOOGLE FIBER USERS SUSPECTED OF DOWNLOADING ILLEGAL CONTENT MAY FIND AUTOMATIC DEMANDS FOR MONEY

Demands for payment, often settled online, can range from $20 to several hundred dollars.

Google Fiber, the high-speed broadband service, is quickly expanding across the United States. Touting speeds which leave current Internet offerings in the dust -- allowing consumers to enjoy up to 1 GB/ps -- the service has moved from its original pilot grounds in Kansas City and is expected to appear in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, NC along with Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA later this year.

Consumers are clamouring for broadband speeds up to 100 times faster than the national average, but may have a nasty shock if they plan to use the service in order to download content from file-sharing websites and torrent search engines which infringe upon intellectual copyright.

May 21 09:58

Scott Walker Lets Millionaire Donors Know the Outrageous Sum It'll Take to Buy Him Off

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put a pricetag on how much it will cost to join his inner circle, where you can meet with the 2016 GOP presidential candidate and have “dedicated staff contact” to ensure that your agenda will heard and noted.

On Monday, while Walker was making the rounds on Capitol Hill in Washington, his super PAC—the latest campaign finance loophole-contorting tactic—was handing out formal printed invitations to join at the $1 million, $500,000 and $250,000 level that described just what political investors would get for their money.

May 21 09:44

What In The World Is Happening In Macedonia?

By Brandon Turbeville

In May 2015, protests began erupting in Skopje, Macedonia against the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his government. The protests, led by Zoran Zaev, were allegedly in response to the massive spying and surveillance of Macedonian officials and other individuals as well as an alleged cover-up of a killing of a young man by police in 2011. The protests were largely focused on the issue of government corruption, with tens of thousands of people in the streets of Skopje, demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation as well as that of other members of his government.

A major protest occurred on May 5 and several other anti-government protests have taken place since then. While some protests have remained peaceful, there has been widespread violence from other demonstrations. On the May 5 protest alone, violent clashes took place between protesters and police with injuries taking place on both sides...

May 21 09:43

IT’S OFFICIAL, POLICE LIVES MATTER, MORE: OBAMA SIGNS “BLUE ALERT” BILL FOR COPS WHO MAY BE IN TROUBLE

This week, President Obama signed a bill that will create a national alert system for the capture of anyone who hurts or makes a threat against a police officer. The new bill further solidifies the fact that the lives of police officers are seen as more valuable than that of the average citizen.

The new bill would create a system that would be comparable to the Amber Alerts used to find abducted children, but would likely be taken far more seriously.

May 21 09:43

Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics

Most people we might think of as being on the American left don’t generally embrace the idea of “American exceptionalism.” There is one apparent exception to this unexceptional point of view, however, at least in some corners of the American left. That is the notion that in the U.S. – unlike any other country with a reasonably democratic system – electoral politics are somehow only an optional part of a serious political movement. The latest expression of this “only in America” point of view comes in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’s declaration of his intention to run in next year’s Democratic Party presidential primaries.

May 21 09:21

Kosher Seal of Approval for PM Stephen Harper?

The council is a religious organization, primarily concerned with certifying whether products are kosher and on Thursday's evening it will give the prime minister its King David Award.

"The King David Award is presented to an individual who is a light unto the world," reads a description of the honour on the event's Facebook page. "One whose courage, strength, intelligence and faithfulness are examples and inspirations for us all.

Should have read blight. A blight unto the world

"This year’s honouree has gone over and above the call of duty in every one of those attributes."

Suuure. If we're talkin' blight then yes Stephen Harper has gone over and above the call of duty

Harper's vocal support for Israel has drawn consistent praise from many segments of the Jewish community, who traditionally voted for the Liberals.

Identity politics in action- Too bad for ordinary run of the mill Canadians.

May 21 09:17

DHS GIVING GRANTS TO POLICE TO SET UP DUI CHECKPOINTS

Drunk driving has decreased by one-third since 2007 and three-quarters since 1973, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) 2013-2014 Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The NHTSA used FORCIBLY collected oral fluid or blood samples from 11,100 drivers at 60 locations across the country to make the determination .

May 21 09:13

DEA STAFFERS SECRETLY OWNED STRIP CLUB WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DANCERS: FEDS

Two Manhattan DEA employees secretly owned a low-rent strip club in South Hackensack, NJ, that employed illegal immigrants from Brazil and Russia as dancers, the feds say in a new criminal complaint. The dive, called the Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge, has repeatedly been cited by state regulators for lewdness because the dancers over-exposed themselves — and also took money for sex in the private lap dance rooms, the complaint says.

May 21 09:06

COPS WHO FLASH BANGED INFANT’S CRIB ARE BLAMING THE BABY

Nearly a year has passed since a Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19 month old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.

May 21 09:03

DECAPITATED BODY OF BRAZILIAN JOURNALIST AND BLOGGER INVESTIGATING CHILD PROSTITUTION RING FOUND

Evany José Metzker’s body was found outside the town of Padre Paraíso, in the northeast of Brazil’s southeastern Minas Gerais state.

According to local media reports he had been stripped half-naked and his hands tied behind his back. His head was found 100 metres from his body.

May 21 08:49

POLICE MORALE IS DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY :(

Last week was annual “Police Week” in Washington, D.C. Officers and representatives from all over the country were in attendence to show their support of police who are killed on the job. 2014 saw 127 officers killed, one of the safest years on record to be a police officer, while an unprecedented 1000+ citizens were killed by police in the same year.

May 21 08:46

U.S. and Israel have worst inequality in the developed world

The U.S. and Israel have the worst inequality in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The OECD found that the gap between rich and poor is at record levels in most of its 34 member countries. But the U.S. and Israel stood out from the pack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This nation is the United States of America. I would prefer it remain the United States of America and not be transformed into Eastisrael!

May 21 08:45

John Kerry Admits Defeat

It is just as well Secretary of State John Kerry’s momentous meetings with Russian leaders last week took place in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where President Putin keeps a holiday home. When you have to acknowledge that two years’ worth of pointless hostility in the bilateral relationship has proven none other than pointless, it is best to do so in a far-away place.

May 21 08:41

NYPD ADMITS THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTING TOO MANY PEOPLE, CONSIDERING AMNESTY FOR 1.2 MILLION

The New York Police Department is being forced to acknowledge they have arrested far too many people for victimless crimes. Now, the department admits they will have to do something about it. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has publicly accepted the fact that “millions” have been convicted of crimes that they should never have been jailed for. The new controversial proposal suggests the City of New York grant amnesty to over 1 million citizens who have open warrants for low-level, clearly victimless offenses.

May 21 08:41

Law or no law, Canadians better not criticise Israel

Is Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper inching towards criminalising criticism of Israel?

Since first elected in 2006, his Conservative government has been pointing in that direction. Tiny gestures to be sure. But, taken together, they trouble many Canadians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

"The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force it to act like one where everyone can see it!" -- Michael Rivero

May 21 08:34

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Deals With His Bank’s Felony Charge – Badly

Against this backdrop of a serial crime spree on the part of employees on multiple continents and coast to coast in the United States, JPMorgan released a statement yesterday regarding the bank pleading guilty to a felony charge for engaging in the rigging of foreign currency trading, calling it “principally attributable to a single trader.” In the statement, Dimon says the bank has a “historically strong culture.”

Dimon is, if nothing else, a master of the grand illusion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No, he is not a master, because we all see that it is an illusion!

May 21 08:33

Fantasy: Vaccines Remarkably "Safe and Effective"

For years, critics on the fringes of medicine have pointed to problems with vaccines. It is generally acknowledged that, given to people whose immune systems are compromised, they can be immunosuppressive.

And from time to time, stories have surfaced about vaccines which have been dangerously contaminated by extraneous viruses or bacteria, as a result of the manufacturing process.

We are taught to believe that untoward reactions to vaccines are rare, and that there has never been a question about the overwhelming success of all vaccines at all times, wherever they have been used.

The history of vaccines, though, shows a much more disturbing record than one might think. Here is a series of excerpts from authors on the subject. It is a quite different slant on vaccines.

May 21 08:23

France launches new UN effort to undermine Palestinian rights

The government of French President François Hollande is renewing its efforts to fatally undermine fundamental Palestinian rights, particularly those of refugees.

France’s Le Figaro has obtained the text of a draft UN Security Council resolution that the Hollande administration plans to introduce sometime before September.

The resolution should be seen as the international counterpart to France’s increasingly fierce crackdown on Palestine solidarity at home under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.

May 21 08:14

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION OVERRULES U.S. COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN RULES FOR MEAT PRODUCTS

U.S. government attempts to inform consumers about the origins of the beef and pork they purchase in stores have been undermined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Siding with officials from Canada and Mexico, the WTO ruled that American regulations that require the meat industry to use country of origin labels (COOL) represent a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). COOLs are intended to tell shoppers in which country the meat they buy was born, raised and slaughtered. In addition to letting consumers know if the meat was produced locally, they gave regulators a way to begin tracing the meat in case of a problem with it.

May 21 08:08

Illinois House Passes Bill to Stop BDS Campaign Against Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

The Citizens United decision granted corporations legal personhood in regard to the right of Free Speech under the First Amendment. The application of financial pressure by the pensions abridges that right. Hence the Illinois Bill is unconstitutional and under the Supreme Court Ruling Marbury vs Madison, automatically null and void.

The use of any coercive tactic to alter the political views of another party is defined as an act of terror under the USA PATRIOT act.

So, the legislature, along with demonstrating that they actually serve a foreign government ahead of the people of Illinois, are not only unconstitutional, but terrorists!

May 21 08:07

Pension funds ordered to divest companies that support boycott of Israel

Five US public sector pension funds are to divest from companies that boycott investment in Israel after a state government passed new legislation forcing the move.

The US state of Illinois saw its House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously pass legislation requiring five state-funded pension schemes to identify all companies that boycott Israel and divest their direct and indirect holdings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You all tell me when you are finally fed up with your government putting the interests of a foreign power as their top priority.

May 21 08:07

Nebraska Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

Lawmakers in Nebraska voted overwhelmingly to end the use of the death penalty in their state.

As the Huffington Post reports:

Lawmakers voted 32-15 on a bill to replace the death penalty with life without parole as the state’s highest penalty. Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) has vowed to veto the bill, but the legislature is expected to have enough votes to override the veto.

May 21 07:57

Bush’s brother blames crisis in Iraq on Obama

Presumed US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, brother of former US President George W. Bush, has criticized President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy.

May 21 07:56

Dear God, Please Just Say No To Gov. Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday announced he is praying over his decision whether to run for president. Yesterday he also issued an executive order yesterday supporting discrimination against marriages by Louisiana gay and lesbian citizens, minutes after a similar bill was overwhelmingly rejected by the Louisiana legislature.

May 21 07:56

Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis is already enveloping the contest to find his replacement.

May 21 07:54

Secretary of State John Kerry v. His Subordinate Victoria Nuland, Regarding Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on May 12th, responding to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assertions that Ukraine will retake Crimea and will conquer Donbass:

“I have not had a chance – I have not read the speech. I haven’t seen any context. I have simply heard about it in the course of today. But if indeed President Poroshenko is advocating an engagement in a forceful effort at this time, we would strongly urge him to think twice not to engage in that kind of activity, that that would put Minsk in serious jeopardy. And we would be very, very concerned about what the consequences of that kind of action at this time may be.”

May 21 07:47

Clinton presidency would be "great for Israel" according to Jewish billionaire Haim Saban

In yet another display of the total Jewish domination of American politics, particularly at the highest levels, the Jewish billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban openly stated in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that Hillary Clinton would be an ideal president for Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let Hillary move to Israel and be their President!

May 20 19:04

George Soros, NATO, US Color Revolution Machine Behind Unrest in Macedonia

By Brandon Turbeville

With tensions heating up between the United States and Russia over a number of issues - Ukraine, BRICS, sanctions, and NATO encirclement to name a few - the West continues its move in toward Russia's borders. The latest target in the Anglo-American destabilization campaign has now come forward - Macedonia.

In the attempt to destroy the elected government of Macedonia, George Soros, NATO, and the Western Color Revolution apparatus have all come together to ensure that the will of the Macedonian people is denied as is the will of populations in all Western-style democracies.

As informed observers might well suspect, any color revolution taking place in Eastern Europe will involve the heavy hand of George Soros...

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