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February 12, 2016

Feb 12 16:24

What Guns? What Gold? Prepper Tips On “Hiding Your Guns in Plain Sight”

If/when gun confiscation comes to your door, you will need to have some of your weapons hidden or stashed away.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 12 16:11

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine?

Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible.



Feb 12 16:09

How Republics Perish (Endless war)

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded,” wrote James Madison, “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” -- Perhaps Madison was wrong. -- Otherwise, with no end to war on America’s horizon, the prospect of this free republic enduring is, well, doubtful.

Feb 12 16:04

State Dept. won’t rule out more ‘top secret’ Clinton emails

As many as 29 emails have been upgraded to “top secret” this year, and the agency could upgrade significantly more before February is over.

Feb 12 15:31

Trump: If Cruz Keeps Cheating, I’ll Sue Him for Being Canadian

Despite polls showing him well ahead of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the South Carolina primary coming up in eight days, Donald Trump seems determined to keep pounding away at his rival, threatening on Friday afternoon to take him to court.

If Cruz doesn’t “clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads” Trump wrote on Twitter, his primary means of communication outside rallies, “I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen.”

Feb 12 15:29

Incredible Pathé videos of 1916 Easter Rising




Feb 12 15:17

Why The Federal Reserve Thinks YOU Are Crazy

Feb 12 15:16

FLASHBACK - Hillary Calls For End To Electoral College

Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton began a victory tour of upstate New York Friday by calling for elimination of the Electoral College.

At an airport news conference, the first lady said she would support legislation seeking a constitutional amendment providing for the direct election of the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"... on Diebold machines, of course!" -- Hitlery



Feb 12 15:13

Mind Reading Technology Allows Paralyzed Musician to Play After 27 Years

Fifty-year-old Rosemary Johnson was once a member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and was on her way to becoming a world-class violinist. However, in 1988, Johnson met a cruel twist of fate, suffering heavy brain damage in an auto wreck in her early 20s. She stayed in a coma for seven months. When Johnson awoke, she had lost nearly all of her ability to move and speak, and could only execute a few chords on the piano, forcing her to abandon her dreams of becoming a professional musician. For nearly three decades, she has struggled with the harsh reality of having her passion ripped from her fingers.

Feb 12 14:53

Baby Boomers Are Drowning In Loans: Debt Of Average 67-Year-Old Soared 169% In Past 12 Years

For those who follow the monthly consumer credit report released by the Fed there was nothing surprising in today's release of the latest Household Debt and Credit Report by the New York Fed. It reports that total household debt rose to $12.12 trillion in Q4, up from $11.83 trillion a year ago...
...mostly as a result of soaring student and auto debt, both trends we have observed on various occasions in the recent and not so recent past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to ask; is this much debt carried by my generation be a sign of a healthy economy?!?

The short answer is, not really.

Feb 12 14:32

Obama Keeps Public in Dark About 'Black Budget' Requests

Disclosing any agency-specific information -- such as whether the controversial National Security Agency or lesser-known National Reconnaissance Office won backing for a raise or a cut -- “could harm national security,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday in a press release.

Agency-specific figures will be reviewed and debated behind closed committee doors, where only some representatives will have a meaningful opportunity for input. Members of Congress not serving on the relevant committees can gain access to the information, but many are unwilling to make the effort or do not do so out of principle.

The Obama administration has resisted releasing the agency-specific requests despite a sustained campaign following whistleblower Edward Snowden’s 2013 disclosures about mass surveillance, making continued non-disclosure no surprise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) shock here!!

Biggest Brother Dearest, President Obama, doesn't want this info known, because these budgets many times are engineered for massive government destabilization abroad, to attempt to establish governments more toward the US government's liking.



Feb 12 14:21

U.S. says wins Saudi air campaign commitment against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has been under pressure to shore up support from Sunni Arab allies to fight the Islamic State group, on Thursday welcomed a commitment from Saudi Arabia to expand its role in air strikes against the Sunni militants.

At a gathering of more than two dozen defense ministers at NATO headquarters, Saudi Arabia, which has quietly resumed its participation in air strikes in the past few weeks, also renewed the possibility of sending forces into Syria.

"Saudi Arabia's defense minister ... indicated that the Kingdom is reinvigorating its commitment to the coalition air campaign, which is very welcome news, and contributing in other critical ways on the ground," Carter said after the talks in Brussels.

Carter, broadly praising contributions from allies, said the U.S.-led war against Islamic State would be won despite former Cold War foe Russia's role in the civil war in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know what the Vegas odds are on this, but I have to wonder: when do air strikes morph into a ground invasion by either Saudi Arabia or Turkey, SecDef Carter?!?

Because at that point, Russia will follow through on what both Medvedev and Putin have promised, and attack those groups on the ground in Syria.

Turkey is a NATO MEMBER, which can invoke Article 5 of the NATO agreement, meaning NATO will have to attack Russia, and World War III is on for real.

This would be a slo-mo trainreck, which may well ultimately devastating for both the region, this country, and the world.

Feb 12 14:09

Russia concerned over possible deployment of air defense system in S.Korea

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday expressed concerns over possible deployment of U.S. missile defense system in South Korea.

The Pentagon said Monday that the United States and South Korea have begun negotiations on the issue in response to the missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Feb. 7.

The Russian ministry noted that the action of DPRK was used by Washington to expand the deployment range of the U.S. global missile defense system, according to an online statement.

"The emergence of elements of the U.S. global missile defense system in the region, characterized by a rather difficult security situation, could provoke an arms race in northeast Asia and will further complicate the solution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula," the statement said.

"This step could only enhance the destructive impact of the U.S. global missile defense system on international security and strategic stability."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government just signed off on more sanctions against North Korea today; this is a ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong approach, and will do nothing to tone down the situation, nor will the introduction of US global missile defense systems in South Korea help.

What should happen here is the US going to China to arrange for a four-party negotiation between the US, China, South Korea, and North Korea to replace the Armistice between North and South Korea, which has existed for over 60 years, with a true, actual peace treaty, which guarantees trade, and peaceful relations among all the above-mentioned nations.

Of course, that... would be logical.

Feb 12 13:56

Danish imam urges govt to accept child marriages among refugees

A high-profile imam has urged the Danish government to accept child brides, as the practice is part of the culture of many refugees arriving in the country. It follows an announcement by Denmark that such couples will be separated under Danish law.

Imam Oussama El-Saadi, of the Aarhus mosque in Denmark, said that child brides should be looked at from a “different perspective.”

“It is an extraordinary humanitarian situation, and I think you have to take care of these families. They’re married, and even if the man is twice as old as they have built a family. We have to accept that it is a different culture, and we cannot destroy family life,” he told Danish newspaper Metroxpress.



Feb 12 13:55

Obama: 'Strange Things' Happen When Voters Are Scared

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

"We have to listen to that," Obama said at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the San Francisco-area home of supporter and venture capitalist Steve Westly.

Obama commented two days after billionaire businessman Donald Trump rode that wave of voter anger at traditional politicians to a commanding win in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders did the same in the state's Democratic primary, trouncing longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton by double digits.

Obama said the country is at "an interesting political moment" but noted that it's still early in the process for choosing the presidential nominees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, forgive me sir, but to what "economic and other progress" do you allude in that last statement?!?

The real unemployment numbers are not the complete, utter, and laughable fantasy that the Department of Labor spews forth; the real numbers are closer to 32- 33 percent out of of work, considering that over 100 million people cannot find jobs, and have given up finding jobs.

The corporate offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs continues apace, with no relief in sight. In fact, as I type this, Carrier Air Conditioner Corporation is relocating from Indiana to Mexico, leaving over 1400 jobless.
And there are no jobs to replace what the people were making here, only minimum wage jobs, and a complete contraction of their standard of living.

Sir, these people, and other people in similar circumstances absolutely have the right to be both scared, and angry.

I, and many Americans who think like me would like to ask you: do you see the complete and utter destruction of America's middle class "progress"?!?

The world is a far more dangerous place than when you took the oath of office in January, 2009. The situation in Afghanistan continues to fester; and US and NATO intervention in Libya, coupled with the assassination of Ghadaffi, have made the country a powder-keg, with two separate governments which will not talk to each other.

The Ukraine is about to fall into an economic abyss, thanks to the US and NATO-sponsored putsch which put Poroshenko in power.

Iraq is convulsing, courtesy of continued US intervention and the US training and supplying of ISIS.

Syria is in the throes of a civil war, courtesy of US intervention to oust Al-Assad. Russia has intervened, and is getting most of the Jihadis out. It has threatened war against any nation attempting to invade Syria, such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which have been making noises in that direction.

And of course, we cannot forget Yemen, which courtesy of Saudi Arabia, which is armed and enabled by the US government, has been bombed in to total devastation, because the Yemenite people had the gall to throw out their US sponsored puppet, Al-Hadi. Hospitals, schools, and residences are routinely shelled.

So no, Mr. President, we do not feel either economically or geopolitically more secure than we were than when you took office. And that anger, and concern, over our current state, and the state of this government, will effect the outcome of the coming election in a way that dirty tricks and vote rigging will not be able to counter.

Feb 12 13:53

New York City officials decide it's too cold for ice fest

It’s too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival.

The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday’s event has been canceled.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph.

The free event was to feature ice-carving artists and music.

Last month, Central Park’s free winter sports day called Winter Jam was canceled due to a major snowstorm.

Feb 12 13:36

Zyuganov has offered to tie the ruble to gold

To restore economic sovereignty of Russia it must bind the ruble not to the dollar but to gold. This was stated by the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov, Interfax reports. According to him, Russia should not buy a blank piece of paper for 75 rubles. Zyuganov urged to use the experience of the USSR. "At the time, Stalin did not spend money on "green" wrappers, and equated to the gold ruble equivalent," he said in his report. According to the leader of the Communists, thus to protect the USSR from the crisis and sanctions. Moreover, Zyuganov urged to set proper state control over the banking system and currency operations. "The Central Bank should serve the interests of Russia, the development of its economy, industry and agriculture, he said. — It is imperative to withdraw it from the influence of the US FED and directly subordinate to Russian authorities." Golden chervonets in the USSR was introduced during the financial reform of 1922-1924 years.



Feb 12 13:35

FALSE FLAG ALERT - Mystery as DNA of Europe's top terror suspect not on discarded suicide vest

Police find no DNA traces of Salah Abdeslam, the fugitive terror suspect thought to have helped mastermind the Paris attacks, on a suicide belt they thought he discarded in Paris

Webmaster's Commentary: 

France is actually passing laws against stories like this that do not "comply" with the official version.

Feb 12 13:34

How the U.S. Undermines Its Ability to Promote Human Rights in Egypt

Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall deserves praise for her speech in Cairo on February 10, where she simply told the truth about the disturbing situation in President Sisi's Egypt.

Instead of the wishful thinking of Secretary Kerry, who seems unable to talk about Egypt without referring to an illusory "transition to democracy," Sewall noted the economic, security, and political challenges facing Egypt. She had the courage to make the case to her hosts that the way to meet the challenges facing Egyptian society is through tolerance, inclusiveness, and respect for universal human rights.

She said frankly, "we are deeply concerned about the suppression of civil liberties, including societal and government restrictions on freedoms of expression and the press and the freedom of assembly and association... and academic freedom."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, the problem is just not Egypt; the US government routinely props up tinpot dictators around the world, then wonders what the heck went wrong when those governments go under, sometimes through violent revolution, and the replacement governments are hugely anti-American.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

And yet, let's look at all the dictators the US government is now supporting; from Ukraine to Bahrain, to Israel, to Turkey; just take a look at what these people are doing to their own people, who simply wish to demonstrate for peaceful change.

Then, let's take a look in the mirror, shall we?!? It is a profoundly disturbing image we see, when unarmed Americans are assassinated, and wounded by police; when peaceful demonstrators are hit with teargas and rubber bullets; when torture is being utilized against prisoners of war at Gitmo (and you cannot call the NG feeding they are doing to hunger strikers anything but.)

Unfortunately, this country has morphed into a creature I barely recognise, at this point in time.

Rooted deeply in a war culture, where hard-won, good-faith negotiations are shunned and avoided like the plague. Haunted by deep-state surveillance, and the suppression of the most fundamental liberties, America is no longer "the land of the free, and the home of the brave", with precious few exceptions; it has become "the land of the surveilled, and the home of the cowed."

Feb 12 13:28

United States War Crimes. A Historical Review

The United States has been particularly reluctant to sign treaties addressing the “laws of war”. It has refused to sign The Declaration on the Prohibition of the Use of Thermo-Nuclear Weapons (1961); The Resolution on the Non-Use of Force in International Relations and Permanent Ban on the Use of Nuclear Weapons (1972); The Resolution on the Definition of Aggression (1974); Protocols Additional to the 1949 Geneva Convention (1977); and the Declaration on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(1989).1

Equally disturbing was the U.S. refusal to sign the Convention on Rights of the Child, introduced into the United Nations General assembly on November 20, 1989 and subsequently ratified by 191 countries.

Feb 12 13:16

ASSAD VOWS TO RETAKE ALL OF SYRIA 'WITHOUT HESITATION'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his armed forces would try to retake the entire country "without hesitation", in an interview published after world powers agreed on a "cessation of hostilities". Speaking to the AFP news agency, Assad said the involvement of regional players in the conflict meant "that the solution will take a long time…

Feb 12 13:10

A COUPLE OF BAD APPLES? NEARLY 4 DOZEN GEORGIA OFFICERS ARRESTED IN MASSIVE FBI STING

As part of an investigation and crackdown on extensive contraband smuggling, drug dealing, and other criminal activity within the Georgia Department of Corrections, 46 people — mostly current and former corrections officers — were arrested by the FBI on Thursday. Indictments for those arrested have been handed down over the last three months. So far in the FBI’s sting, around 130 people have been taken into custody by authorities, reported local ABC affiliate, WJCL.

Feb 12 13:10

Rick Snyder To Testify About Flint Water Crisis On Capitol Hill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has asked to testify before members of Congress about the Flint water crisis.

Democrats were furious that House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) hadn't called Snyder to testify at an earlier hearing on Flint, where the water has been poisoned by high lead levels since 2014. Snyder's office said in a release that he called Chaffetz Thursday and offered to make the trip.

"The people of Flint have suffered because they were failed by all levels of government, and so it is understandable that there are questions at all levels of government," Snyder said in the release.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the oversight committee, disputed Snyder's characterization of his decision to testify.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is no legal and robust way of getting this man out of office before the end of his term, I hope and pray that these hearings crucify Snyder, politically, to the point that he can never, ever again run for public office.

In my world, the poisoning of children in the way he and his minions did, constitutes reckless public endangerment, and they all should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Federal and State law, including serving hard jail time.

No matter what kind of treatments, either chelation therapy, or intravenous vitamin C, these kids get, the treatments cannot undo the damage which has already been done to their brains.

Feb 12 13:10

The Clinton Climate Obsession – Minus The Environmentalism

Hillary Clinton’s says she plans to fight so-called climate change as President - but for her actual plans, we need only look to the periphery and the past.



Feb 12 13:10

Turkey will call Madonna and Bieber to advertise remained without Russians Antalya

The Turkish authorities, concerned about the decline in tourist arrivals in the country, decided to invite Madonna, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez to promote Antalya. We are talking about the performance of world stars in the framework of the exhibition "Expo-2016", which will be held in this resort town in April. It is reported by Hurriyet Daily News.

Feb 12 13:05

The price of oil jumped to almost $ 32 per barrel

The price of Brent crude oil on Friday, February 12, grew up on the London exchange ICE more than 5 per cent to 31.7 per barrel. This is evidenced by data exchange. The reason for the rising prices was the words of the Minister of energy of the UAE, which the market interpreted as a hint at the possibility of coordinated action by OPEC to cut oil production. Day before oil prices reached their lowest level in 13 years is 26.05 USD per barrel.

Feb 12 13:03

Russian steelmaker: Introduction of EU duties on Russian steel violation of WTO rules

On February 12, the European Union imposed duties on cold-rolled steel from Russia and China for 6 months after an anti-dumping investigation... The anti-dumping investigation in respect of cold-rolled steel from Russia and China was initiated by the European Commission at the request of the European Steel Association (Eurofer). Deliveries from Russia, China and Ukraine make up about 60% of the total steel imports to the European Union..."During the investigation, the company actively cooperated with the European Commission. All anti-dumping questionnaires from manufacturers and traders to suppliers of raw materials were completed and submitted within the established deadlines. Verification visits at the company's enterprises were organized and carried out. The European Commission has rejected additional information and inspection offered by Severstal," the representative of the metallurgical company said.

Feb 12 12:59

Ohio cop gleefully celebrates suicide of Black Lives Matter activist: ‘Love a happy ending’

A Fairborn, Ohio police officer has been suspended for a Facebook comment celebrating the suicide of a Black Lives Matter activist, the Dayton Daily News reports.

On a news story posted to Ohio Politics about the suicide death of MarShawn McCarrel, 23, at the Ohio statehouse, Fairborn Police officer Lee Cyr wrote, “Love a happy ending.”

McCarrel was a committed activist who organized to help feed homeless people and guide young people in his community. He also helped organize protests in Ohio after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teen, Mike Brown in 2014. He was apparently struggling just before his death and wrote on social media that his “demons won” on the day he died.

Cyr’s post was just one of many disturbing attacks on the post about McCarrel, according to the Daily News. Others wrote things like, “One less to worry about,” and “One down, many more to go.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This country lost a good man, a mentor, and a humanitarian the day McCarrel committed suicide.

The horrifically snide, insensitive (and in my world, immoral) remarks about his death on Facebook are a demonstration of just how deeply racially divided this country is, in the 21st century: we need to fix this, and quickly.



Feb 12 12:57

imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation

EU authorities decided to impose anti-dumping duties of Chinese and Russian exporters of steel products. This was reported in the official journal of the EU.

Feb 12 12:48

‘F*ck you!’: Indiana workers react with outrage after being told their jobs are moving to Mexico

In a video uploaded to YouTube, a gathering of workers at an Indianapolis air conditioning manufacturing plant are stunned and enraged when told they’ll soon be out of work because the company is moving their jobs to Mexico.

The large crowd of employees of a Carrier Air Conditioner manufacturing plant in Indianapolis can be seen milling around as a speaker — dressed in a suit and standing on a stage — addresses them and gives them the bad news.

“The best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long-term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico,” the man can be heard explaining.

The crowd reacts with shouts of outrage, including one man who can be heard yelling, “F*ck you.”

Following that bombshell, he adds that the local distribution center will also be closed, putting more people out of work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Lloyd Blankfein, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio; so after reading this, you still cannot imagine why the electorate in 2016 is so enraged against the establishment?!?

The offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs continues unabated, and when manufacturing jobs go overseas, there are no high paying jobs available, or to train for, because US corporations use the visa programs to hire foreign workers at substantially lower wages than they would have to pay a born-American.

And you wonder why retail is dying in this country?!? Figure it out; on personal austerity, sometimes working 3 or 4 low-paying jobs to barely cover the rent, pay the bills, and feed the family, people have no discretionary income to spend.

It is just that simple.

And yet you, and people like you, have become absolutely tone-deaf and blind to the human, and financial consequences of offshoring.

And I would like to remind you: people, having to deal with these circumstances, have a breaking point.

As a Christian pacifist and activist I never condone violence; but I do understand how violence can happen.

I consistently urge people not to be violent, in their protests against a system which has well and really screwed them, because violence is something that the US government and states are ready to put down with extreme prejudice.

I counsel patience.

With a nearly $30 trillion dollar Federal deficit, coupled with the decline of the American dollar, plus the gyrations in the stock markets globally, this country may well come unglued long before any election can begin to fix it, and perhaps, as horrific as it sounds, that may not be a bad thing, for the economic and emotional health of its people.

Feb 12 12:47

Hello, this is Erdogan? Appeared a complete record of prankers conversation with President of Turkey

In the media and the blogosphere on February 12 rapidly discuss the next prank of prankers Vovan and Lexus. They claim that on this time they played the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They introduced themselves as "President of Ukraine" Petro Poroshenko and "Prime Minister" Arseniy Yatsenyuk. "Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk", in particular, invited Erdogan to coordinate action against Russia. He readily agreed to it. In addition, "Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko" was interested in the plans of Turkey to start a ground operation in Syria and whether Erdogan to apologize to President Putin for the Turks downed Russian bomber... After reports of the conversation between Erdogan and the Russian prankers disseminated by the media, a source in the administration of the Turkish President called them "fake" and noted that it is "impossible to call the President." "This, of course, is not done with one call. A few calls needed. What kind of FSB can be a speech? Everything is much easier.

Feb 12 12:30

Energy Department Investigated By Congress For Firing Whistleblower

The Department of Energy (DOE) is being investigated by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for allegedly retaliating against a whistleblower who provided Congress with information on a department program.

“After briefing Republican staff of the House Science Committee, a Department of Energy (DOE) employee was apparently fired because of the information they provided,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith , chairman of the House science committee, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“It is unlawful for a federal employee to be fired because they answered questions from Congress,” Smith said. “Retaliation against whistleblowers is a serious offense. While the employee has since returned to federal service, concerns remain surrounding the circumstances of their termination.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "killing the messenger" culture at the DOE, and in other governmental bureaucracies just has to stop, and stop now.

Would the DOE have preferred that this person lie to Congress?!? Just what the hell does the DOE have to hide?!?

Feb 12 12:29

North Korea: closing the Kaesong zone is a Declaration of war

The authorities of North Korea ordered all South Korean staff member of the industrial complex of Kaesong to immediately leave the country. However, many of them left before that, taking with them the equipment and finished goods. The failure of Seoul to continue cooperation Pyongyang called a "dangerous Declaration of war": Kaesong was the only joint project continuing the work, despite the difficulties in bilateral relations. Industrial zone of Kaesong was the crowning of the "sunshine policy", which was held by South Korea in the late 90's – early 2000-ies. It was opened in 2004 and has experienced several crises in bilateral relations. Only in 2013 the complex was 5 months closed due to the deterioration, which was also caused by nuclear and missile tests of the DPRK.

Feb 12 12:18

"Right sector" announced "bear blockade" of Russian trucks in Transcarpathia

Lock of trucks occurs at the entrance to the village Nizhniye Vorota on the way to the Hungarian border. Some of the drivers decided to turn around and look for the detour, some stop and wait. The protesters declare their intention to set up permanent checkpoints. According to them, the nationalists will not give up their positions until the Ukrainian authorities will not block all trade with Russia. The action, initiated by a local Patriotic organization "Carpathian Sech", "Pobratimy", "Aidar", was launched on 11 February. Also about it's intention to block the passage of Russian trucks said Ukrainian organization "Antimaidan". According to eyewitnesses, the action in the Volyn region is attended by about 50 people, which is guarded by the Ukrainian police. Among their demands is also a complete cessation of relations with Russia.

Feb 12 12:15

FEDS PUSH NEW PLAN FOR HOME VISITS TO CHECK ON PARENTS

The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published adraft documentwhich outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.

The paper describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”

The document reveals how the state will help oversee, “constant monitoring and communication regarding children’s social-emotional and behavioral health.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, for all you with kids and skills, please get out of this country while you still can; the window for that escape is closing, and soon.

And if you cannot leave the country, move somewhere rural, and home school your children.

"Government monitors" to intrude on family life?!? If THIS doesn't cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up straight, and plait itself, nothing will!!

Thank you very much, I don't think so.



Feb 12 12:14

Sanders won landslide NH Democratic primary vote, but Clinton ties him in delegate count

Although Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation Democratic primary by a landslide margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State may end up with as many New Hampshire delegates to the Democratic National Convention as he does, and possibly more.

That’s because seven of the eight so-called superdelegates to the convention are free to support whomever they choose, regardless of the primary vote. And six of those seven, all high-ranking party officials, are favoring Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the party can override the popular vote, then we do not have a Democracy, only the illusion of a Democracy. If We The People are not actually choosing the government, then We The People are not responsible for the debts owed by that government, nor the war crimes committed by that government, nor are we obligated to surrender the lives of our children in that government's wars of conquest.

New Hampshire’s superdelegates are:

State Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley
NHDP Vice Chair Martha Fuller Clark
Democratic National Committeewoman Kathy Sullivan
DNC Committeeman William Shaheen
DNC member at-large Joanne Dowdell
Gov. Maggie Hassan
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster

I think there should be an email campaign telling them to follow the will of the people.

Anyone have contact info on the above?

UPDATE: Here is what we have so far...

Raymond Buckley

Gov. Hassan

Martha Fuller

Jeanne Shaheen

Ann McLane Kuster

Feb 12 12:09

Hillary Clinton’s Very Bad Night – Robert Parry

Clinton’s razor-thin victory in Iowa and her slashing defeat in New Hampshire have left Democratic strategists uncertain as to whether they should rally behind her...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I don;t NEED your @#$%ing support. I'm gonna STEAL this @#$%ing election!" -- Hitlery

Feb 12 12:09

EU READY TO RESTRICT PASSPORT-FREE TRAVEL, AUSTRIA TO CLOSE BORDER

Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

Each of the 26 countries in the open-travel Schengen Area is allowed to unilaterally put up border controls for a maximum of six months. That limit can be extended for up to two years if a member nation is found to be failing to protect its borders.

The documents show that EU policymakers are poised to declare that Greece is failing to sufficiently protect its border. Some 2,000 people are still arriving daily on Greek islands in smugglers' boats from Turkey.

A European official showed the documents to the AP on condition of anonymity because the documents are confidential.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, pressing the US government to stop creating the wars which have lead to these horrific, massive migrations (the worst since World War II) is something Europe is not yet prepared to do, yet should be doing!!

Feb 12 12:05

The CIA Has Been Lying to Its Own Employees for Decades

By Derrick Broze

A new report has revealed that for years top officials with the Central Intelligence Agency have intentionally deceived some of their employees by circulating memos with false information, a practice known as “eyewash.”...



Feb 12 12:04

America’s Corrupt Media – How Reporters Took Direct Orders from Hillary Clinton’s Staff

If you really want to know how weak Hillary Clinton is as a candidate, you merely have to appreciate that the U.S. media essentially acts as her own personal PR firm, yet the public still recognizes her as a dishonest crook. Brace yourself for the following story, it’s huge.

Earlier this week, we learned from Gawker that at least one U.S. reporter traded content in his article for information from Hillary Clinton’s staff while she was Secretary of State. In what is an almost hard to believe exchange, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic, agreed to insert specific words and imagery into his article in return for a copy of Hillary’s upcoming speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.

We have the exact exchange thanks to emails released from a 2012 Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA). Gawker reports:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why we can no longer trust corporate whorespondents or newsreaders to tell us anything that vaguely approximates the truth.

Their job, these days, is to cloak the filth of lies with the exquisitely beautiful silk of pre-determined narratives, which benefit those for whom they lie, either geopolitically, or economically.

In short, they are nearly all bought, and compromised.

Feb 12 11:56

RUSSIAN PM WARNS US, SAUDIS AGAINST STARTING ‘PERMANENT WAR’ WITH GROUND INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev told German media that sending foreign troops into Syria could unleash “yet another war on Earth.” The warning follows increasingly aggressive statements made by Saudi Arabia and Turkey amid Bashar Assad’s gains in Aleppo.

“All sides must be compelled to sit at the negotiating table, instead of unleashing yet another war on Earth,” Medvedev told Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper. “Any kinds of land operations, as a rule, lead to a permanent war. Look at what’s happened in Afghanistan and a number of other countries. I am not even going to bring up poor Libya.”

The PM was commenting on recent statements from Saudi Arabia claiming that it was ready to send ground troops to Syria, should Washington lead the way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cease-fire which has been announced is both fragile, and tenuous enough to be broken at any second, particularly by those with a vested interest in regime change in Syria.

Russia has played this perfectly, and appears definitely to be the adult at the table in these negotiations.

The "wild cards" right now are Turkey, various rebel groups, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. I hope the leadership in these countries will cool their jets, let the cease-fire take place, and let a political settlement in Syria play out, if this is at all humanly possible right now.

Because a war with Russia over the future of Syria is a really, really bad idea; and particularly so for the US government and military, because they do not have the troop strength, the manufacturing, the weaponry, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 12 11:42

'Science' of GMO crops is completely wrong: gene modifications affect far more than targeted proteins

A basic premise of the official biotechnology narrative is that genetically-modified (GM) food crops contain genes that affect only specific proteins in isolation, and that the rest of the organism functions as normal and is substantially equivalent to its natural counterpart. But this is hardly the case, as the genetic blueprints of individual organisms are vastly complex and operate from a basis of interconnectedness rather than specificity, as is claimed by the biotech industry.

An extensive, four-year research effort pioneered by the United States National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) proved this back in 2007, demonstrating that individual genes function much like the individual load-bearing beams in a house or other structure. Each one relies on all the others to hold the building up and keep it from collapsing - or in the case of organisms, to keep them functioning as they should.

Feb 12 11:28

US to join Russia in humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria by air

A work group on the issues of the Syrian humanitarian aid will start its work on February 12, its meetings will be held on regular basis and there will be no discrimination to all parties involved in the Syrian conflict. "The group will start its regular work tomorrow," Lavrov said after talks of Syria Support Group in Germany’s Munich. "The humanitarian aid will be delivered without any discrimination whatsoever." According to the official, the United States will join Russia in humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria by air and a certain agreement has been reached on this issue.

Feb 12 11:26

The Cost of War: Latest DoD Figures Show Suicide Kills Almost 5 Times as Many Troops as Combat

By Matt Agorist

As bureaucratic fatcats sit back from their lush taxpayer-funded offices in giant marble buildings debating on whether or not to send more troops to the Middle East, a crisis is being ignored.

Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2014 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members.

The numbers are startling...

Feb 12 11:26

One killed, one wounded in booby-trap blast in east Ukraine — source

One civilian has been killed and another one wounded as a booby-trap set by the Ukrainian forces exploded in the northern district of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine, a source in law enforcement agencies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has said. "At 9.20 a.m. (6.20 a.m. GMT) two civilians were blown up by a booby trap in a neutral zone close to the Zhovanka village (a territory controlled by Kiev). According to preliminary information, as a result of the mine explosion, one was killed and another one received a fragmentation wound," he said.
Militia source claims western and northern outskirts of Donetsk were shelled at night http://tass.ru/en/world/856178
Railway reported damaged in shelling of Donbass http://tass.ru/en/world/856191

Feb 12 11:25

You can brick recent iOS devices just by setting them to a specific date

In case the infamous “Error 53” wasn’t enough to contend with, there’s now a new threat being leveraged against iOS devices, one that could easily brick most of Apple’s phones and tablets.

The trick, or rather operating system flaw, in question simply relies on a user resetting a device’s date to January 1st 1970. Once set, if the device gets rebooted it gets permanently stuck. Connecting it to a PC in iTunes or booting into DFU mode seems to work but doesn’t actually fix the problem. The phone remains bricked. In fact, except for some random anecdotal evidence, there doesn’t seem to be much that a user can do to fix the issue.



Feb 12 11:21

Syria ceasefire deal doesn't stop Russia’s air task force operation — official

"Despite these accords, Russia will continue its counter-terror operation of the air task force because the places of the location of militants from the IS [the Islamic State terrorist organization outlawed in Russia] and the routes of their supply with ammunition, cargoes and manpower are well-known," the senator said. "As far as I understand, these accords relate only to the warring groupings in Syria but do not relate to terrorists who are staying on the territory of Syria and partially on the territory of Iraq," he added. "We’re working at the request of the Syrian president and are struggling against the terrorists who represent the IS on the territory of Syria," the parliamentarian said.

Feb 12 11:18

New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program

SourceForge wants to be a trusted repository of open source software. Its first step is killing DevShare, the revenue sharing bundleware program.

Feb 12 11:15

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers.

For those of you who aren't already using it, the site in question is Sci-Hub, and it's sort of like a Pirate Bay of the science world. It was established in 2011 by neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan, who was frustrated that she couldn't afford to access the articles needed for her research, and it's since gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of papers being downloaded daily. But at the end of last year, the site was ordered to be taken down by a New York district court - a ruling that Elbakyan has decided to fight, triggering a debate over who really owns science.

Feb 12 11:14

Does 'Deadpool' predict a disease-free future?

How close are we to THE ULTIMATE healing factor?

As "Deadpool" explodes across the big screen this weekend, the antihero with extraordinary healing powers-that save him from everything from cancer to bullets - is not THAT far-fetched, according to renowned physician, and North Philadelphia native, Dr. Ronald Klatz.

The author of 42 books including the bestseller Grow Young With HGH, Klatz is a bioscientist with a portfolio of dozens of patents and is president and co-founder of The American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine (worldhealth.net).

"Your body finds cancer every day," Dr. Klatz told Tattle comics correspondent Jerome Maida. "Your immune system attacks and kills cancer cells. But when your immune system fails - either by getting older (or) being subjected to toxins in your environment, they can overwhelm your immune system."

Feb 12 10:42

‘People aren’t dumb’: Sanders attacks Clinton’s effort to distance herself from Wall Street

Senator Bernie Sanders criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she said that Wall Street donations wouldn’t influence her decision-making. The Vermont senator argued that she shouldn’t “insult the intelligence of the American people.”

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The Clintons have been insulting Americans for twenty years now!

Feb 12 10:41

Trucker allegedly beaten by Calif. patrol officers settles case, sum undisclosed

The officers repeatedly punched, then used a Taser on the 5-foot, 165-pound trucker the lawsuit states. The officers repeatedly pushed his head against the pavement, resulting in a concussion, contusions, convulsions and significant traumatic brain injury, Kozacenko claims. They also broke an upper left arm bone and left him with multiple fractures, according to court documents.

Feb 12 10:41

Ted Nugent VS the ADL - Who is Behind Gun Control?

Feb 12 10:32

Conservative porn? Ted Cruz’s campaign ad accidentally features adult movie star

A presidential campaign ad by Ted Cruz promoting “conservative values” and attacking rival candidate Marco Rubio has accidentally starred a former porn actress, who said appearing in the spot was “cool.”

The Republican Texas senator, who has championed religious rights in his run for the White House, produced a 30-second spot featuring actress Amy Lindsay.

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That is a big 'Ooops!'

Feb 12 10:30

Crazier Monetary Policy Coming

In yesterday’s CNBC interview, Grant took things a step further, saying central banks may well go beyond negative rates and quantitative easing into even crazier monetary policy like “direct monetary funding.” Radical monetary policy begets more radical monetary policy. I think that’s what the markets are afraid of.

Feb 12 10:30

Glaxo Fined $54.3 Million in `Pay-for-Delay' Antitrust Probe

GlaxoSmithKline Plc was fined 37.6 million pounds ($54.3 million) by the U.K.’s antitrust watchdog over pay-for-delay deals that held back sales of cheaper, generic versions of its anti-depressant Seroxat.

The London-based drugmaker colluded with other companies from 2001 to 2004 by agreeing to make payments “and other value transfers totaling over 50 million pounds to suppliers of generic versions of paroxetine,” the Competition and Markets Authority said in a statement Friday.

“These ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements deferred the competition that the threat of independent generic entry could offer, and potentially deprived the National Health Service of the significant price falls that generally result from generic competition,” the CMA said. “In this case, when independent generic entry eventually took place at the end of 2003, average paroxetine prices dropped by over 70 percent in two years.”

Feb 12 10:29

NATO mulls joining US-led coalition in Syria, Iraq: Carter

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the NATO military alliance may join a coalition purportedly targeting Daesh Takfiri militants in Syria and Iraq.

Feb 12 10:27

Derivatives Spread the Panic

Behind the smokescreen of a flurry of attempts by trans-Atlantic central banks to halt the financial mudslide, the news is emerging over the past 48 hours that a blowout of the $700 trillion to $1 quadrillion derivatives market is coming up. Derivatives exposure did not start the financial collapse, but it will surely "end" it if Wall Street and London are not shut down fast, with Glass-Steagall measures.

Japan’s Nikkei News, in an article entitled "Touchy derivatives market spreading Deutsche Bank waves," said the derivatives market is now acting as a "fire accelerator" within the growing fire of bank panic. The Financial Times, "Investors flock to CDS amid fear over banks’ bonds," reported a huge pile-in to credit defaults swaps (CDS), insurance derivatives against defaults by Deutsche Bank, UBS, and a number of London banks, even as the price of these CDS is zooming up, showing the loss of confidence in those banks’ credit.

Feb 12 10:26

Twitter Partners With ADL To Fight “Online Hate”

In an effort to combat “online hate” and “violent extremism,” Twitter, one of the most popular and influential social media companies in the world, recently created the Trust & Safety Council, “an important step forward to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and hate, and protecting free speech,” according to a recent press release from the Anti-Defamation League.

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So, twitter users will not be allowed to criticize the actions of the government of Israel!

Feb 12 10:24

Expect the GOP Establishment to Start Looking at the Bright Side of Trump

Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire — and the primary's reshuffling of the party's Establishment candidates — signals what one political reporter has described as "the growing chasm between the Republican Party’s leaders and its voters." Is it just a matter of time, as some commentators think, until GOP leaders come around?

Feb 12 10:24

Russian Students Call on UN to Stop Obama's Aggression

Students at several Russian universities have released a video message in which they call on the United Nations to stop the “aggression” of U.S. President Barack Obama and demand that he be prosecuted for “the thousands of lives he has taken.”

“We urge the United Nations to take immediate action to stop the aggression of the U.S. president, and ask The Hague to investigate the actions of Barack Obama,” the students said in a video appeal to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, posted on YouTube on Thursday.

The video had gathered 35,000 views as of Friday afternoon. The video was first posted in Russian but a version with English subtitles was uploaded later.

Feb 12 10:20

Flu epidemic kills over 270 in Ukraine — health ministry

The flu epidemic death toll in Ukraine has reached 273, the Health Ministry said on Friday. "Since the epidemic’s outbreak 273 flu-related lethal cases were registered, including four deaths among children under 17," the ministry said, adding that over 3.6 million people got infected with flu in Ukraine
The Odessa Region in Ukraine’s south where 40 lethal cases were reported is hit by the epidemic most.

Feb 12 10:19

Serbia not planning to join NATO or other military alliances — ambassador

The issue on Serbia’s joining the North-Atlantic Alliance is not on the agenda, the country’s ambassador to Russia, Slavenko Terzic, said on Friday. "Serbia is not going to join NATO," Terzic said. "This issue is not discussed in Belgrade." The diplomat also stressed that Serbia is not planning to join any other military alliances. Serbia is ready to bring to normal relations with Kosovo and Metohija, but would not recognize their independence, Serbia’s envoy also said.

Feb 12 10:17

Moscow ready to provide necessary assistance to Lebanon — FM

Russia is prepared to provide assistance to Lebanon in the spheres where it is needed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said ahead of a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam on the sidelines of the Munich security conference on Friday.

Feb 12 10:17

New Hampshire freezes GOP donors — helping Trump

The New Hampshire primary has frozen GOP establishment donors.

They’re not stampeding toward John Kasich or away from Jeb Bush. And they’re not flocking to Marco Rubio, who plummeted after a robotic debate performance.

Instead, some of the Republican party’s wealthiest donors are either staying on the sidelines or sticking with their chosen candidate, with many hoping that South Carolina clarifies who they should support.

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Feb 12 10:13

Assad warns about risks of Saudi and Turkish intervention into Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an exclusive interview with the AFP news agency on Friday said there was a risk of Turkish and Saudi Arabian military intervention into Syria...

Feb 12 10:11

Russia concerned over terrorists’ attempts to destabilize Lebanon — Lavrov

"The Russian side confirmed the consistent line towards supporting sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Lebanon." Lavrov stressed that the pressing issues of national agenda in Lebanon need to be solved in the framework of a dialogue between all the leading political forces of the country based on mutual consent and without foreign interference, according to the ministry.

Feb 12 09:58

Flu now widespread in Arizona; over 3,700 cases reported

State health officials say the flu is now widespread in Arizona.

The Department of Health Services says more than 3,700 flu cases have been reported, although the department says there likely have been even more cases.

Feb 12 09:56

Clinton Gets Back In The Game After (*nudge ~ nudge)Blowout Loss To Sanders(*wink ~ wink) In N.H.

(*LIVE FREE OR DIE! So if you're in the 60% that voted for Bernie , you now know which side of that equation you come up under .)

Feb 12 09:56

Hillary’s “Dirt Machine”, Warring Against Bernie Sanders. Totalitarian Thinking, Feminism and the Clintons

The Clinton campaign is showing signs of desperation. Bernie Sanders is not only putting in a fight, but offering firm punches in the electoral bouts. The days are early: a narrow Clinton victory in the Iowa caucus; and a very convincing showing by Sanders in the New Hampshire primary.

Rattled, the dirt machine was bound to get busy against the septuagenarian Vermont socialist. Fittingly, the issue of sex and gender had to come into play, showing how the ideas factory had run dry in the winter months. “Obviously,” suggested stormy dissident feminist Camille Paglia, “they are desperate because Hillary’s numbers are falling, so they are really pulling out the heavy artillery.”

Feb 12 09:55

USA's imperialist policy does not reflect the views of common Americans

A petition has appeared on the website of the US White House to recognize US sitting President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, a war criminal.

Feb 12 09:54

'15-year-old' Somali accused of stabbing Swedish social worker to death at children's refugee centre IS over 18, says Migration Agency

A Somalian migrant alleged to have stabbed a Swedish social worker to death and thought to be aged only 15 is now said to be at least three years older, it has emerged.

Alexandra Mezher, 22, was killed after she tried to break up a knife fight at an adolescent migrant centre where she worked in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Police say she had intervened when Youssaf Khaliif Nuur launched an unprovoked attack on another resident at the centre, suffering fatal knife wounds to the back and thigh.

Feb 12 09:54

JOB CULLS COMING AT INDY, GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH

Evgeny Lebedev is expected to close the Indy and Sindy print editions as soon as tonight. Of the 150 full-time staff, just 20 or so look like they’ll moving over to the i paper. It will not be difficult for the owners to find voluntary redundancies. Many journalists at the Indy will be loathe to work for the much-derided, clickbait-obsessed online offering.

Meanwhile the Guardian is imposing 20% cuts, with staff warned in an email this morning that “As our staff costs are by far our biggest overhead, one outcome of the budgeting process may be that redundancies are proposed”. They are looking at 100 redundancies, and according to Beth Rigby they want to start with their “on leave” columnist Seumas Milne. He is in line for a £90,000 payout.

Feb 12 09:47

The King of Bullsh*t News

Last November, within a few hours of each other, some of the planet’s biggest news websites published an irresistible story. An attractive Argentinian teacher called Lucita Sandoval, from Santiago del Estero, had been having sex with her 16-year-old student, and the video of their tryst had made its way to a porn website. With its heady blend of titillation and depravity, it was the perfect tabloid scandal.

Websites including the Daily Mirror and Metro in the UK and the New York Daily News in the US duly published the story, alongside an image showing the teacher posing poolside in her bikini. “Teacher suspended after sex session with teen pupil ends up on hardcore porn website,” read the Mirror’s headline. The Daily Mail – the most successful English-language newspaper website in the world – even went so far as to claim that there would be a criminal investigation, and that this wasn’t the first time that the teacher in question had sexual relations with a student.

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Yeah, this rates the main page.

Feb 12 09:42

3-minute rap video: Obama continues illegal US Wars of Aggression that’s killed 30 million+ since WW2. Arrests are when now?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4OI0GUCI_A

Lowkey’s 3-minute rap begins with history that validates global polling that the US is the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

The data confirm this conclusion:

Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them (81%).
These US-started armed attacks have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men.
The US has war-murdered more than Hitler’s Nazis.
US official reports now confirm all “reasons” the US told for current armed attacks were known to be false as they were told.
These lie-started US wars are not even close to lawful.

Feb 12 09:42

BuzzFeed faces $11m defamation lawsuit from viral news agency

Central European News and its founder Michael Leidig claim that an article titled ‘The King of Bullsh*t News’ deliberately set out to damage the business

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Looking at Central European News's numbers, they are in major decline, so there is a financial motive in finding someone to sue before they have to close their doors.

BuzzFeed's original story is still online.

Feb 12 09:41

Teen girl sent by Boko Haram rips off suicide vest, refuses to bomb refugee camp

Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, a young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.

Feb 12 09:36

U.S., Russia agree to Syria cease-fire plan

The U.S. and Russia struck an agreement Friday intended to offer a path to a cease-fire in Syria. The New York Times has more here: “Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire.

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So ... Turkey and Saudi Arabia have just one week to invade and muck things up.

Feb 12 09:34

Italy’s prime minister likens EU situation to sinking ship

Italy’s prime minister says the situation of the European Union resembles a sinking ship and the leadership of the continental bloc keeps ignoring the growing demands for change.

“The EU is like the orchestra playing on the Titanic,” Matteo Renzi said Wednesday, referring to the giant British vessel which sank in the North Atlantic in the early 20th century with the famous music band on the deck keeping on playing until they drowned.

Feb 12 09:33

NATO buildup in Black Sea violates Montreux Convention — Russian deputy

Russia’s former Black Sea Fleet commander Vladimir Komoyedov warned NATO on Wednesday that the 1936 Montreux Convention restricted the time of stay of foreign warships in the Black Sea.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier on Wednesday that NATO would continue adapting and building up its military capabilities in the Black Sea region, including its naval forces, intelligence means and possibilities for redeploying reinforcements.

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"The rules don't apply to us! We're exceptional, remember?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 12 09:31

Instead of buying a yacht a stranger decides to pay for a class of kindergartners to go to college.

Burbank is pledging to fund each student's tuition for two years at community college and two years at a California state school -- or the equivalent if they want to attend elsewhere. All they have to do is draw a picture or write an essay each year about what going to college will mean for them and their families.

Feb 12 09:31

Britain to up naval deployment in Baltic to help NATO 'buildup against Russia'

The UK will reportedly send five extra ships to the Baltic and additional troops to be stationed on a rotational basis in six countries bordering Russia.

Feb 12 09:30

Iran Completes Eurasian Golden Triangle

Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Teheran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third leg of what will become a genuine Eurasian Golden Triangle, of nations committed to peaceful economic development, is now in place.

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"Ah HA! I block your golden triangle with my Pentagon of DEATH!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Feb 12 09:29

Egypt Red-Lights New Western Intervention in Daesh-Ridden Libya

Egypt’s foreign minister has warned the US and Europe not to launch an intervention against Daesh before Libya itself can form a unified stable government.

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All of a sudden Egypt is straining at the leash!

Feb 12 09:28

Poland accuses BBC of bias after broadcaster alleges country is being ‘Putinised’

Poland has launched a formal protest against the BBC in connection with a film suggesting that its current government was “Putinising” the country. A letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the broadcaster of being biased in its portrayal.

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The BBC? Biased?!?

Feb 12 09:26

2 teens shot, 1 dead at Glendale, Arizona high school

According to one KNXV-TV source, however, two female students got into an “altercation” which ended in gunshots.

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Your regularly scheduled dose of gun-grab propaganda!

Feb 12 09:25

Over Half of Scots Support Independence From UK in Case of Brexit

About 60 percent of Scots think that Scotland should be independent from the United Kingdom if Britain leaves the European Union, a STV News poll reveled Wednesday.

Feb 12 09:25

Independence, Ideology, Economy: Why Britons Are Pushing for a Brexit

The UK appears to be closer than ever to reforming its relationship with the EU following talks between leaders in London. Despite this, a new poll has shown increasing support for a Brexit, with critics telling Sputnik there are a series of deep-seated issues pushing Britons out of the EU.

Feb 12 09:24

HILLARY WINS MORE DELEGATES DESPITE GETTING CRUSHED

Despite being the victim of a popular vote landslide in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is actually a winner when it comes to the number of delegates earned.

The former secretary of state is leaving the Granite State with at least two more delegates than Sen. Bernie Sanders, even though Sanders won by a margin of 60 to 38 percent of votes.

How is this possible?

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If we didn't choose the government, then we don't have to pay the bills!

Feb 12 09:21

RFK Assassination 40th Anniversary (2008) Paul Schrade on CNN

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The man standing next to Robert Kennedy during the assassination says Sirhan Sirhan didn't do it.

Feb 12 09:14

We must dispel myths surrounding protest

It is time to dispel a few myths about what is going on.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sat in her office Jan. 20 and drafted a letter to the U.S. attorney general and the director of the FBI. She wrote that negotiations with the “radicals” occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge had failed and insisted on a “swift resolution to this matter.”

Local officials, including Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, made similar demands. On Jan. 26, they got what they asked for.

Authorities, including the FBI, ambushed and arrested Ammon Bundy and others on their way to a meeting in neighboring Grant County. They shot LaVoy Finicum dead. He was not holding a weapon.

Feb 12 09:11

How Big Pharma gets away with selling crystal meth to children: By renaming it 'Adderall'

In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and the prescription drug Adderall.

Feb 12 09:10

WEEK’S END TOONS ~~ THE NEW AXIS OF EVIL AND …

Feb 12 09:10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT

All young children have heroes …. mine was Abraham Lincoln. His name, as well as his image were very much a part of my childhood.

Feb 12 09:08

Sandy Hook Fake Sniper CAUGHT Red Handed - Newtown Hoax Busted? (VIDEO)

Sloppy Sniper is supposedly FBI, but he wears army surplus (no “FBI” logo). He strolls around Sandy Hook fumbling two rifles – until he abandons both rifles to wander unprotected.

Real FBI agents are highly trained. They don’t point rifles at women and children. Yet Sloppy Sniper carries his AR-15 like a briefcase – using the magazine as a carrying handle – aimed at women behind him:

This “FBI sniper” never handled a rifle before Newtown. On CNN’s website, Sloppy Sniper is disguised in helmet and sunglasses:

Then, PPSIMMONS broke the stunning story: Sloppy Sniper appears to be (Hollywood actor) David Wheeler:

Feb 12 09:04

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

You’re likely thinking that a discussion of “sound banking” will be a bit boring. Well, banking should be boring. And we’re sure officials at central banks all over the world today—many of whom have trouble sleeping—wish it were.

This brief article will explain why the world’s banking system is unsound, and what differentiates a sound from an unsound bank. I suspect not one person in 1,000 actually understands the difference. As a result, the world’s economy is now based upon unsound banks dealing in unsound currencies. Both have degenerated considerably from their origins.

Feb 12 08:59

FLASHBACK - Robert Kennedy Assassination: Intimidation of a witness

This is the official LAPD audio tape of the lie detector test given to witness Sandy Serrano who claimed she saw a woman in a polka dot dress running from the Robert Kennedy assassination exclaiming "We shot him". The interviewing officer, LAPD Detective Hank Hernandez, was rumored to have intelligence connections, which would explain his having administered a lie detector test to the dictator of Venzuela just prior to doing the same to Sandy Serrano. This audio tape excerpt of the interview was obtained by Serrano's lawyers when she sued the LAPD.

I include this audio sample here to prove an historical tendency for law enforcement officials with intelligence connections to harass and intimidate witnesses. There is no confusing whatsoever that Hernandez' intent is to convince Sandy Serrano to alter her story. Hernandez spent 50 minutes trying to get Sandy to alter her story. This tape covers only a small portion of what went on.

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Feb 12 08:50

Immediately After Texas Legalized Open Carry, Something Widely Unexpected Happened

As for the effect of passing the law in Texas, the outcome has not been as predicted. One fear expressed by the open carry opponents was the idea that people seeing someone carrying a firearm would panic and call law enforcement. In Tarrant County, which includes the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington, there were no such incidents in January.

In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cpl. Tracey Knight, a spokeswoman for the Fort Worth Police Department, said there have been no issues from her department’s perspective. “We do not have anything interesting to report,” Knight said. “Two calls so far, no issues. We have no concerns and we have had no problems.”

Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson told the Star-Telegram, “I said before this became law that I thought it was going to be much ado about nothing, but I didn’t know it was going to be this much nothing.”

Feb 12 08:48

FLASHBACK - Marc Tucker's "Dear Hillary" Letter

Marc Tucker is president of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE). He wrote an 18-page letter, now famous as Marc Tucker's "Dear Hillary" Letter, to Hillary Clinton a week after the Clintons were first elected President. At the time Hillary served with Tucker on the Board of NCEE, they were (and remain) comrades. The letter lays out the master plan of the Clinton Administration to take over the entire U.S. educational system so that it can serve national economic planning of the workforce. The letter makes it clear that Hillary participated in the development of that plan some time before the election, though it was scarcely reported at the time. The plan is sweeping in scope, and largely signed into law in 1994 by Clinton's Democratically controlled Congress (in the Goals 2000 Act, the School-to-Work Act, and the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act).

Feb 12 08:48

Company Responsible for Poisoning Thousands of Californians Charged with Misdemeanors

By Carey Wedler

The Porter Ranch gas leak has been billowing methane and other toxins into the suburban community north of Los Angeles since October of last year, sickening residents and forcing thousands of evacuations. Though emissions are now reportedly lower than they were at the height of the leak, the Aliso Canyon facility’s mishap has been deemed the worst in California’s history. Countless bureaucracies are involved in handling the ongoing disaster, but resolutions have been few and far between...

Feb 12 08:43

This is What Happens When a Woman Supports Bernie Sanders Online

This is what happens when you support Bernie Sanders online while female.

First, people tell you to shut up and look pretty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just to be clear, these are HILLARY supporters saying "Shut up and look pretty!"

Feb 12 08:41

New documents reveal Palm Beach billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's 'sweetheart deal' with prosecutors

The secret deal — signed without notifying more than 30 of Epstein’s underage victims — saved Epstein from facing federal charges that could have resulted in extensive prison time for sexually abusing girls at his Palm Beach mansion from 1999 to 2007, documents show.

The court filing paints a picture of then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta and then-State Attorney Barry Krischer bowing to pressure by Epstein’s powerful cadre of attorneys to keep the victims in the dark about the deal until after Epstein pleaded guilty to two minor state charges.

Feb 12 08:41

Independent newspaper is to CLOSE with the final edition printed on March 26 but will continue as a news website

The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers will close next month, it has been announced today.

Owners ESI said the newspaper will print its last edition on Saturday, March 26, with the final IoS published days earlier on March 20.

Bosses have confirmed the website will continue.

ESI Media said The Independent, launched in 1986, will become 'the first national newspaper title to move to a digital-only future'.

Feb 12 08:39

Euro PIIGS Starting To Squeal Again

The PIIGS are starting to squeal again in Europe. No, not the kind that produces pancetta or linquica or bangers. We are talking about the continent’s debt-laden, economically-challenged countries known by the acronym PIIGS, namely, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. These nations are essentially economic dead weight for Europe considering their plight. That said, all financial markets are cyclical – nothing straight-lines. And indeed, despite the apparent inevitable downfall that awaits the Eurozone as a result of the PIIGS, the associated equity markets have actually been quite buoyant for the better part of the last 4 years. Not so anymore.

Feb 12 08:35

The Aleppo Pocket: Turkey Running Out of Time for Its Plans to Invade Syria

The Syrian Army has made major advances in Aleppo province, and is on the brink of surrounding the militant-held portion of the city of Aleppo, cutting off trade routes between the jihadists, Turkey and Daesh to boot. Now, Expert magazine suggests, Turkey's hints at intervention signal that the Ankara-backed militants are running out of time.

Feb 12 08:34

Controversial film shown at VA high school slammed as 'white guilt' video

"Dr. King gave his life so that America would be a place where we are judged by the content of our character not the color of our skin," said radio personality Craig Johnson. "Now we have poverty pimps being led by our current president Barack Obama who all they talk about is the color of skin."

A concerned parent wrote a letter complaining the video is leading to tensions in school.

Feb 12 08:34

EPA Rule To Ban Car Modification

No more NASCAR. Obama just made more friends for liberty!

The Obama administration is looking to close down the automotive aftermarket. Tucked deep within a proposed rulemaking governing diesel truck engines, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced language that would prohibit any changes to an automobile's engine or exhaust after it leaves the factory. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) raised the alarm Monday after discovering the hidden provision.

Feb 12 08:32

Something Big Is About To Happen With Gold & Silver

The markets have finally cracked and things are about to become a lot more interesting. Today, the price of gold surged more than $60 and silver $0.60 as the markets crumbled. Even though the markets recovered after some TWO-BIT announcement by OPEC stating that they were talking about “Cutting Production” again… I believe the worst is yet to come.

Feb 12 08:32

Philae comet lander officially dead

Chances of communication 'close to zero'

Feb 12 08:32

Global Stocks Continue To Crash As Oil Plummets And Gold Skyrockets

Stock markets around the world continue to collapse as this new global financial crisis picks up more steam. In the U.S., the Dow lost 254 more points on Thursday, and it has now fallen for five days in a row. European stocks continued to get obliterated, and financial institutions are leading the way. But this week what is happening in Japan has been the most sobering. After falling 918 points the other day, the Nikkei plunged another 760 points early on Friday. The Nikkei has now fallen for seven of the past eight days, and investors in Japan are in full panic mode. Overall, global stocks are well into bear market territory, and nearly 17 trillion dollars of global stock market wealth has already been wiped out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The PPT is already "massaging" the US markets as hard as they can to get their traditional Friday "Happy Ending!"

Feb 12 08:28

Three Simple Rules That Clinch GOP Nomination…and Presidency for Donald Trump

Ted Cruz has already hit his high water mark. Iowa was his highlight reel. He may not win another state. It’s all downhill for Cruz from here.

How about Rubio? He was exposed and wounded badly at the last debate by Chris Christie. The whole country now realizes he’s a young, inexperienced robot who memorizes his lines.

Kasich has no money, no organization, no ground game, no infrastructure. He’s a one-hit wonder. Oh and he’s so boring, Kasich’s secret service name is “Kasich.” Good luck moving forward.

Christie is done. Carson is done. Fiorina is done.

That leaves…Bush? Low energy Jeb Bush. Jeb “I need to ask my audiences to clap” Bush. That’s the major obstacle in Trump’s way?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trumps's major worry right now is Arkanacide!

Feb 12 08:25

Gold outlook improves

There is a conflation of three related events that materially alter the prospects in favour of a higher gold price.

Feb 12 08:24

Donald Trump: ‘Common Core’s a Total Disaster’

I’m a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child’s education.

So Common Core’s a total disaster – we can’t let it continue. We are rated 28th in the world – the United States! – think of it! – 28th in the world – and, frankly, we spend far more per pupil than any other country in the world…by far – it’s not even a close second. So here we are, we spend more money, and we’re rated 28 – third world countries are ahead of us.

We’re gonna end Common Core, we’re gonna have education an absolute priority.

Feb 12 08:17

FBI, SWAT teams, TSA Freaked Out As 74-year old Cliven Bundy Arrived In Oregon Prior To Arrest

A local news reporter who was at the airport when Cliven Bundy was arrested tweeted a blow-by-blow, photos, and passenger accounts of the whole affair.

Feb 12 07:53

ESPITE GLOBAL ECONOMY PLUMMETING INTO DESPAIR, MEGA BANKS BOAST ALL-TIME RECORD PROFITS

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“The U.S. banking industry earned net income of $163.63 billion in 2015, the highest net income of any year in the SNL bank regulatory database, which dates back to 1991… The largest four banks, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Bank of America NA, Wells Fargo Bank NA and Citibank NA together earned 42.7% of the industry’s income in 2015.”

Feb 12 07:42

Your Regularly Scheduled Lift-Off

Feb 12 07:40

SOROS: 'PUTIN AIMS AT EU DISINTEGRATION, THREAT FROM RUSSIA BIGGER THAN FROM JIHADI ATTACKS'

American and EU leaders are making a "grievous error" by taking Russian President Vladimir Putin for their ally in the fight against Islamic State, billionaire investor George Soros has stated. Putin's real aim is the EU's disintegration, Soros alleged. In an opinion piece for Project-syndicate.org, the billionaire stated that "the best way to [cause the disintegration of the Euro bloc] is to flood the EU with Syrian refugees."

Webmaster addition: The EU is being torn apart by banker debt and the refugees. But Soros wants war with Russia, and drops the blame on them.

Soros is starting to remind me of the character General Midwinter from the 1967 film, "Billion Dollar Brain." Midwinter is a billionaire who wants to bring down Russia using plans created by the film title's computer. Soros seems to be the real-life version.

Feb 12 07:33

STOLEN DOCUMENTS REVEAL BRITISH SPY BEHIND TERROR ATTACK THAT CLAIMED 9 LIVES

In 1993 an Irish republican paramilitary organization, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), carried out an attack on Shankill road in Belfast, Ireland. The intended target of the IRA were leaders of a loyalist terrorist group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), who had a scheduled meeting above Frizzell’s fish shop. According toWikipedia “Two IRA members were to enter the shop disguised as delivery men, then force the customers out at gunpoint and plant a time bomb with a short fuse. However, when the IRA members entered the shop with the bomb, it exploded prematurely. One of the IRA members was killed along with a UDA member and eight Protestant civilians. More than fifty people were wounded. Unbeknownst to the IRA, the meeting had been rescheduled.”

Feb 12 07:12

Oregon Occupier Blaine Cooper Arrested Yesterday. In 2013, Cooper told John McCain he should be "Arrested And Tried For Treason"

Yesterday Oregon occupier Blaine Cooper was arrested by the FBI in Utah in front of his wife and daughters. Up until this point, Cooper had been one of the few Oregon protesters who had been allowed to leave the Wildlife Refuge without being arrested. His wife Melissa Cooper posted a series of messages on Facebook yesterday outlining what had happened.

Feb 12 06:48

THE COLDEST VALENTINE’S (AKA MORE GLOBAL WARMING!)

Over the weekend, a major arctic outbreak could bring sub-zero temperatures as 20 states in the Midwest and the Northeast brace for possibly life-threatening wind chills.

Feb 12 06:36

Hillary Clinton approved arms sales, including chemical weapons, to terror supporting countries after they paid her off

As the FBI continues their crackdown on American citizens who were both directly and indirectly involved with the occupation of the Oregon Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, it is important to highlight the actual real crimes taking place at the highest levels of the United States government.

Feb 12 06:06

Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2 billion to settle financial crisis-era charges

Morgan Stanley is poised to pay $3.2 billion to settle federal and state charges that it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities that later soured during the financial crisis, the New York Attorney General's office said on Thursday.
Note: They defraud the public out of more than 10 billion and pay back 3.2 to the government. And of course nobody goes to jail...every!

Feb 12 05:57

Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program: Do I Qualify?

I’ve been paying my student loans for the past six and a half years since I graduated college.

If I stick with the minimum payments, it will take me 15 years to pay off my private student loans, and 30 years for my consolidated federal government loans. No, thank you.

With the new Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program, and the new Student Loan Repayment Options, I figured I would take a look and see if any of them could help me out.

Feb 12 05:07

Snyder to Flint: Pick up the phone. It's your governor

Fears over eating produce from gardens in Flint fed by suspect water. The plight of children who drank city water but now live elsewhere. A lack of information about how to survive when lead-tainted water still flows from taps.

Those were the revelations that Gov. Rick Snyder said he gleaned Thursday from talking to Flint residents by phone during a virtual town hall about the city's drinking water crisis.

(*I thought he was using his 'One Phone Call' after having been arrested , but NO! , he's still out there Throwing His Weight Around . )

Feb 12 04:48

Flint doctor examines link between miscarriages, water

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is among the researchers probing a possible link between miscarriages in Flint and elevated lead levels in the city's water supply.
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It wasn't until after Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the Hurley Medical Center and assistant professor at Michigan State University, sounded the alarm about lead poisoning in Flint children that local officials warned residents to stop drinking the water.

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