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January 29, 2015

Jan 29 10:28

In case it weren’t completely obvious, this is why banking is a total scam

It’s crazy to think that very few people ever conduct due diligence on their bank.

You wouldn’t just walk up and hand over your life savings to some bum on the street.

But put him suit standing in front of a vault and suddenly the air of legitimacy compels us to hand over everything to this complete stranger who has a track record of screwing his customers.

Jan 29 10:12

WATCH: Seattle cop pepper-sprays teacher directly in face for walking too close

Jesse Hagopian, who spoke at the event about how black lives matter, was making arrangements by cell phone with his mother to attend his son’s second birthday party when he passed a Seattle police officer screaming at passersby.

Video of the Jan. 19 incident shows the officer and some others standing at a police barricade as she orders a small, peaceful crowd – most of whom were walking past the police – to disperse.

Hagopian said officers set up a barricade with their bicycles to prevent protesters from marching, and he said some participants walked through the line – but he did not.

“Stand back, stand back,” the officer screams as she holds a canister of pepper spray.

Suddenly, as Hagopian walks past talking on his cell phone, the officer blasts pepper spray – which the video shows hits him and an unidentified woman directly in the face.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Seattle's cops are not unique "poster children" for police behaving badly in this country; this kind of out-of-control behaviour is endemic by police in our large cities, as well as small towns.

Jan 29 10:06

Pentagon documents: Obama to request big defense budget hike

Obama will ask for $534 billion for the core budget of the Defense Department — a $38 billion increase — according to "pre-decisional" Pentagon documents obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. That means there could be some slight changes when the budget actually comes out Monday.

The Pentagon witnessed major budget cuts with the imposition of so-called budget sequestration in 2013 and has been held at a freeze since then. Military brass say the bleaker budgets have forced cuts in flying hours, troop training and maintenance of military equipment. The agency was due for just a $3 billion increase under caps set in a 2011 budget pact.

The increases are likely to find support among defense hawks on Capitol Hill, but Republicans controlling Congress are only in the early stages of figuring out how to pay for them. Simply taking the money from domestic agencies is sure to be opposed by the White House and could lead to gridlock in Washington.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Republican-controlled Congress will do what it has traditionally done to enhance the military budget; gut social programs as completely as humanly possible to avoid making up the short fall in new taxes.

Jan 29 10:01

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

The 82nd Airborne, and more specifically its 3rd Brigade Combat Team, are no strangers to Iraq.

Since 2003, parts of the brigade have deployed in support of U.S. efforts there on at least three occasions.

Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

About 1,000 paratroopers from the brigade will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission.

The deployment was officially announced in December and is expected to last nine months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has sent "trainers" for the Iraqi military, frequently during the previous occupation of Iraq; I seriously doubt that these "trainers" are going to get a much different reaction.

Unless, of course, the term "trainers" is simply a euphemism the US government and military thought, for one second, the US public would swallow, for troops pre-positioned to attack in Syria, Iran, or defend Israel against Hezbollah.


Jan 29 09:59

Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows that corporate influence on EU and US policies might dramatically increase via the chapter on so-called ‘regulatory cooperation’.

The leak of the EU draft negotiating proposal dated January 23rd makes unmistakably clear that the EU is seeking a very ambitious chapter that strengthens the role of business in future regulatory legislation possibly via a new institution, the Regulatory Cooperation Body (RCB). Its role would be to coordinate the process of regulatory coherence between the US and the EU and would effectively limit policy space and sideline the public and civil organisations.

Jan 29 09:53

Genocide, Iran, and the brat who cried wolf

Everyone has heard the parable of the boy who cried wolf. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Bibi and others like him from routinely making charges of anti-semitism where none exists. Now, Bibi the brat has taken it a step further with the outrageous claim that Iran is planning a genocide against “the one and only Jewish state.” Nevermind that Iran is home to 25,000 Jews who have lived there in peace for 3000 years and are determined to stay no matter what Bibi et al say.

Jan 29 09:47

Fired Before Hired: How Corporations Rigged The Job Market And Killed The American Dream

The latest corporate scam is to blame workers for the high unemployment rate. They say there is a skills gap. Even President Obama is in on the joke. The real skills gap is the other way around: too many skills for the low-wage menial jobs that pervade the labor market. The person who makes your coffee or your Big Mac might be able to design the next major bridge or write for The New York Times. Instead of high school kids cooking up your lunch, true professionals are behind the counter, and the future of the country is behind it too. The longer they stay there, the odds increase that America will take a permanent backseat in global power. In one short century, we have gone from superpower to super size me, a plutocracy, a nation that wasted its most valuable resource: the energy and innovation of its own people.

Jan 29 09:46

Queen’s Park considering lower speed limits in cities and towns

Do you really want to know how the ‘rich’ get ‘richer’?

Well, you can plow through this long list at Mother Jones, or if you prefer, I’ll sum it up for you – in one word – DECEPTION.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has nothing to do with safety. Ontario is in a lot of debt, in part because of heavy subsidies to "green" projects like windmills that went nowhere. The lowered speed limits mean more traffic tickets!


Jan 29 09:44

How the ‘Rich’ get ‘Richer’

Do you really want to know how the ‘rich’ get ‘richer’?

Well, you can plow through this long list at Mother Jones, or if you prefer, I’ll sum it up for you – in one word – DECEPTION.

Jan 29 09:44

Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Internet watch

Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday.

Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and leaked to journalists, showed much more oversight was needed over Canada's Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Jan 29 09:42

Gazan High School Students Cry Out to Vatican Rep: "We are not animals! We are humans! All the world has to see whats happening to Gaza"

There is an extremely powerful and moving video showing high school students in Gaza plead with a Vatican liason to get their story out to the world. The four-minute video currently has only 34 views but deserves a lot more.

Jan 29 09:41

It Will Now Cost You 0.5% To Save Money In Denmark: Danish Central Bank Cuts Rates For Third Time In Two Weeks

When the Danish Central Bank cut rates precisely a week ago, going from NIRP to NIRPer, and pushing the deposit rate from -0.2% to -0.35%, the sense of desperation was already in the air: after all this was already the second rate cut by the Denmark's monetary authority in one week, all in the hope of preserving the peg to the DEK to the EUR. That sense of desperation just hit a fever pitch moments ago, when the Dutch central bank just went NIRPest, and cut rates across the board yet again, and made it even more costly to save money in the north European country, where the Deposit rate has just been cut from -0.35% to -0.5%!

Jan 29 09:38

Crude Crumbles To Fresh Lows: $43 Handle


Jan 29 09:36

Putin's Unexpected Victory: Europe Furious That Greece Is Now A Russian Sanctions Veto

Two days ago, Zero Hedge first, and shortly thereafter everyone else, pointed out something stunning: the biggest surprise to emerge so far out of the new anti-Troika/austerity Greek government was not so much its intention to proceed with the first test of "Odious Debt" - this was largely known in advance - but its dramatic pivot away from Germany and Europe, and toward Russia: The most important message that Tsipras is sending to Europe is that (after meeting the Russian ambassador first upon his election) Greece is now effectively a veto power when it comes to future Russian sanctions!

Jan 29 09:34

Photo exhibition portrays Palestinian Bedouins’ struggle

A new traveling photography exhibition highlights the struggle of Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Naqab (Negev) desert, located in the south of present-day Israel.

The photos — taken by youth in Bedouin villages — document the poor conditions in these communities. Unrecognized or underserved by the state, the villages lack basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, health care, schools and other services.

Jan 29 09:33

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

Just when it seemed that the crackdown on free speech in France could not get worse, French police today questioned a second grader on suspicion of “defending terrorism.”


Jan 29 09:33

Comcast Renames Man ‘Asshole Brown’ After He Tries to Cancel Cable

Comcast probably doesn’t relish being one of those companies that many Americans love to hate. But sometimes, the cable giant makes this way too easy.

Consider the case of Ricardo Brown. After Brown’s wife had a disagreement with the cable company recently, Comcast started sending him monthly statements under the name “Asshole Brown.”

The disagreement happened when Brown’s wife Lisa tried to cancel her cable. She got referred to one of the company’s dreaded “retention specialists,” who apparently didn’t like being told “no,” as Lisa Brown told the blogger Christopher Elliott, who first reported the story.

“I was never rude,” she told Elliott. “It could have been that person was upset because I didn’t take the offer.”

Jan 29 09:32

Yanis Varoufakis – Who Called Austerity "Fiscal Waterboarding" – Appointed Greek Finance Minister

Greece's new economic chapter begins as unrepetent bailout critic takes helm ahead of promised bailout re-negotiations

Jan 29 09:32

The State Will Always Be The Biggest Danger

The state will always be the greatest danger to peace and prosperity, but they would rather have you believe it’s a non-existent “blizzard”.

Jan 29 09:31

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones Are Your New Ghostbusters

The all-female cast of the "Ghostbusters" reboot has reportedly been chosen: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and "SNL" stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are negotiating to star in the film, which Paul Feig will direct.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how all the feminists who denounced the all-male cast of the original as sexist are silent now that there is an all female cast!


Jan 29 09:22

YouTube swamped with videos, hard to filter out all terror-related content - Google

Google says that, with some 300 hours of video materials uploaded to YouTube each minute, it is virtually impossible to block all terror-related content from the platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But they can filter out all the videos that question Sandy Hook! :)

Jan 29 09:19

College girl murders senior citizen with axe because she “just wanted to kill someone”

A 19-year-old college girl murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she “just wanted to kill someone” news reports in Japan said today.

The student from the prestigious Nagoya University hit 77-year-old Tomoko Mori repeatedly with the axe and then strangled her “because she wasn’t completely dead“, the Asahi Shimbun said.

Jan 29 09:19

45 Percent Of Americans Think Online Privacy Is More Important Than National Security. As online trust remains at a three year low, US Internet users say more transparency from companies is key to reducing concern

The latest edition of the annual TRUSTe Consumer Confidence Index shows that online privacy is a hot button issue for Americans with 92 percent concerned about their privacy when using the internet and 42 percent are more concerned than a year ago. Most surprisingly, when presented with the statement 'Personal online privacy is not as important as national security', 45 percent disagreed. As online trust remains at a three year low, the business impact is significant with 77 percent moderating their online behavior over the last 12 months due to privacy concerns.


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Jan 29 09:17

Resident: Did Lower Merion police profile snow shovelers?

Lower Merion police are investigating a resident's concerns after police stopped and questioned two snow shovelers in Wynnewood, apparently because they lacked permits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You need a permit to shovel snow?!?

Jan 29 09:12

Crude conspiracy theories could be right, study shows

Researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex modelled the decision-making process of third-party countries in interfering in civil wars and examined their economic motives.

They found that the decision to interfere was dominated by the interveners' need for oil over and above historical, geographical or ethnic ties.

Jan 29 09:10

HOLOCAUST DEPROGRAMMING COURSE

“Care must be taken not to give a platform for deniers… or seek to disprove the deniers’ position through normal historical debate and rational argument.”

— ‘Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust’ at the Stockholm International Forum, 2000

“One should not ask, how this mass murder was made possible. It was technically possible, because it happened. This has to be the obligatory starting-point for any historical research regarding this topic. We would just like to remind you: There is no debate regarding the existence of the gas chambers, and there can never be one.”

— “34 reputable historians” published in the prominent French daily Le Monde on February 21, 1979

Jan 29 09:09

Mother wants independent autopsy after Denver police killed 17-year-old daughter: "The Monday shooting of Jessica Hernandez was the fourth time in seven months that a Denver officer fired at a vehicle after perceiving it as a threat."

The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said Wednesday she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t trust the official investigation.


Jan 29 08:57

Chinese yuan now top 5 major intl payment currency

The Chinese currency is the 5th most-used currency in international payments, according to the SWIFT network responsible for international financial transactions. Breaking into the top 5 is symbolic to balance dollar-denominated payments.

Jan 29 08:56

Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.


Jan 29 08:56

The Big Squeeze and the Destruction of the Middle Class

The Middle Class is being squeezed economically by rising unemployment, declining wages and rising prices -- this is producing a remarkable decline in purchasing power

Jan 29 08:54

Shooting Itself in the Foot By Andrew P. Napolitano

snips: There was and is no such category in American law as enemy combatant. The Bush administration made it up from historical terminology. But the post-9/11 era was a fearful time, and most folks accepted Bush’s unconstitutional stripping of rights from detained persons as a route to safety. Al-Marri would soon be stripped of more than his rights, and that would lead to less safety for the rest of us.
[...] Yet, the courts have been loath to interfere with any president’s execution of foreign policy, no matter its apparent lawlessness. The courts permitted Abraham Lincoln to use troops to rob American banks, rape American women, and burn state and federal courthouses; they permitted Woodrow Wilson to prosecute those who sang German beer hall songs in public during World War I; and they permitted FDR to execute unsuccessful German saboteurs in the U.S. without any meaningful trial.

Jan 29 08:51

Don't Tell My Mother i'm in Iran - it was banned on youtube (but another copy has appeared)


A Documentary that Shows Hidden Facts On One of the Most Mysterious Countries in the World. If this copy gets yanked from YouTube, watch it HERE.

Jan 29 08:47

Clash Over Sanctions: Syriza Opposes Sanctions on Russia, Calls Them "Neocolonial Bulimia"; Negotiation Rules

snip: In regards to EU sanctions, 1 vote out of 28 can kill the deal. That's a lot of leverage, especially when 27 on the other side want something from you. What are they willing to offer in return?

In contrast, when it comes to bailouts, Greece is outvoted by a huge margin, perhaps 18-1 within the Eurozone block. In this case, Greece desperately wants something from the other 18 instead of the other 27 wanting something from Greece.

The only way to negotiate when it's 18-1 against you (and you are the one who needs something) is to have some leverage. If Syriza teamed up with To Potami and agreed to sanctions, Tsipras may as well put all his cards on the table saying "here, take the ones you like".

Jan 29 08:46

Hollywood uses ‘American Sniper’ to destroy history & create myth

The moral depravity into which the US is sinking is shown by American Sniper glorifying the exploits of a racist killer receiving six Oscar nominations, whereas ‘Selma’ depicting Martin Luther King’s struggle against racism has been largely ignored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We saw the same thing back in 2010 when the pro-war movie "Hurt Locker" won six Oscars while the anti-corporate-war "Avatar" was ignored.

Of course, being in the industry, I learned that the Oscars are driven by politics and money when Stargate was removed from the nominations by the Academy's "Blue Ribbon Committee" to clear the way for "Speed" to win the Oscar for visual effects.

Jan 29 08:42

Russian Navy ‘forces US submarine out’ of Arctic boundary waters

A supposed US submarine was detected and “forced out” by the Russian anti-sub forces after it violated the country’s boundary waters in the Arctic, a high-ranked source within the Russian Navy’s headquarters said.

“On August 7, a foreign submarine, presumably belonging to the US Navy’s Virginia class, was detected in the Barents Sea by the alert forces of the Northern Fleet,” the source told Russian media.

According to the source, a group of anti-submarine vessels and an anti-submarine Il-38 aircraft were sent into the area on a search and trace mission.

“The vigorous action of the anti-submarine forces of the Northern Fleet resulted in the submarine being forced out of the boundary waters of the Russian Federation,” the source said.

Jan 29 08:41

World War II Behind Closed Doors - part 1

snip: The series delves into such matters as the British, American and Soviet cover-up of the Katyn Forest Massacre; Churchill's agreement at Yalta that Stalin should keep his gains of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, including Kresy; the Polish population transfers (1944–1946); and the betrayal or persecution of figures such as Marshal Georgy Zhukov, Vyacheslav Molotov and John H. Noble.

Jan 29 08:41

Gas blast at Mexico City children’s hospital leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

A gas truck explosion outside a Mexico City maternity hospital has left two people dead and at least 54 people injured, including 22 children, according to Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the debris of the collapsed building, according to local media reports. Between 30 to 40 percent of the structure had reportedly collapsed following the blast.

Jan 29 08:40

Runaway treasure hunter refuses to reveal gold’s location, arrested in Florida

A treasure hunter who allegedly bilked investors after recovering tens of millions of dollars worth of gold from a shipwreck was arrested in south Florida after years on the run and was due to appear in federal court there on Thursday.

Tommy Thompson was detained on Tuesday night at a Hilton hotel in Palm Beach County, said Barry Golden, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service in the Southern District of Florida.

U.S. marshals in Ohio said Thompson would be extradited in a matter of days to that state, where he was charged in 2012 with criminal contempt for failing to appear in federal court to reveal the location of gold and funds from his treasure hunt.

Jan 29 08:37

The Soviet Story (full - English) (WWII from the Soviet side)

documentary of how Hitler was defeated

There were no good sides during WWII - just bad and worse

World War II: The Rest Of The Story And How It Affects You Today, 1930 To September 11, 2001 - book by Richard Maybury is an interesting (horrible) chronicle of democide/genocide

Jan 29 08:36

How President Obama could take on and defeat the Zionist lobby

A longer version of my headline would be this. How President Obama could take on and defeat the Zionist lobby and secure for himself the freedom to put America’s own best interests first in the Middle East and wider Muslim world.

In the course of a prime time address to his fellow Americans, Obama could do it with just one sentence. This one.

“To our Jewish citizens I have to say the time has come for you to decide whether you are Americans first or not.”

Jan 29 08:26

GREECE/EC STANDOFF: Sensation as ‘Samaras already had deal with Troika’ leak hits European press

WEBMASTER ADDITION: I agree with the theory that the EU is trying to concoct a cover story to ease Greece's debt to keep them in the EU (and away from Russia) without triggering debt-relief demands from the other EU nations.

Jan 29 08:24

Sorry, the Police Can Still Steal Your Property

Ted Baumann
Activist Post

My father Bob has long warned Sovereign Investor Daily readers about “civil asset forfeiture” — a legal provision that permits government to act against inanimate objects suspected of involvement in criminal activity — such as houses, land or money — independently of any criminal charges against the property’s owners. They can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong.

In a reversal of the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” it’s up to the owners of seized property to prove that it is “innocent.” If they’re unable — or can’t afford — to do so, such unlucky individuals simply lose their stuff, and police get to sell it for a profit or use it for themselves. It’s abused to such an extent that there’s a growing groundswell of demand for reform.

So it’s great news that Attorney General Eric Holder has suspended federal participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, right? Not so fast...

Jan 29 08:22

The GOP’s plan to stop environmental protections: attack science. Opponents are alarmed at a provision allowing scientists with potential conflicts of interest (say, from industry) to serve on advisory panels as long as they disclose their conflict.

It’s no secret that Republicans aren’t fans of the Obama administration’s environmental and energy agenda. Republicans have continually called for reining in what they say are burdensome regulations that are hurting the economy. Now, newly in control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans have vowed go after high-profile Obama regulations such as limits on carbon-dioxide and mercury emissions from power plants and tougher ozone standards.

Jan 29 08:21

Key Hepatitis C Patent Rejected In India, Clearing Way For Generic Treatment Costing A Thousand Times Less Than US Price

The Indian Patent Controller has today rejected one of Gilead’s key patent applications which covered the drug sofosbuvir, used to treat hepatitis C (HCV). The oral drug, which first received regulatory approval in the US in November 2013, and has been priced by Gilead at US$84,000 for a treatment course, or $1,000 per pill in the US, has caused a worldwide debate on the pricing of patented medicines. A study from Liverpool University showed that sofosbuvir could be produced for as little as $101 for a three-month treatment course.

Jan 29 08:19

Italian police arrest 160 alleged mafia members

Jan 29 08:17

Greece’s new prime minister wants Germany to pay for Nazi war crimes

Syriza has vowed to renegotiate the crippling debts saddled on the Greek economy by European lenders — a move that some fear could threaten the unity of the eurozone. Tsipras and his allies, meanwhile, see their ascension as a historic opportunity, as WorldViews discussed here.

But it's not just the future that's on Syriza's agenda. In what was virtually his first act as prime minister Monday, Tsipras journeyed to the memorial site at the Kaisariani rifle range, where in 1944 Nazi soldiers executed some 200 Greek activists in retaliation for the death of a German officer killed in a Greek ambush.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The part the Washington Post isn't talking about is that Germany forced Greece to loan it billions which were never repaid. If, as the IMF claims, debt is sacrosanct, then with accumulated interest, Germany may owe Greece more than Greece owes the IMF!

Jan 29 08:15

Subprime Bonds Are Back With Different Name Seven Years After U.S. Crisis

The business of bundling riskier U.S. mortgages into bonds without government backing is gearing up for a comeback. Just don’t call it subprime.

Hedge fund Seer Capital Management, money manager Angel Oak Capital and Sydney-based bank Macquarie Group Ltd. are among firms buying up loans to borrowers who can’t qualify for conventional mortgages because of issues such as low credit scores, foreclosures or hard-to-document income. They each plan to pool the mortgages into securities of varying risk and sell some to investors this year. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts predict as much as $5 billion of deals could get done, while Nomura Holdings Inc. forecasts $1 billion to $2 billion.

Jan 29 08:14

Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times

The Sterling case – especially in light of Obama’s complicity in the cover-up of torture during the Bush administration – sends a clear message to people in government service: You won’t get in trouble as long as you do what you’re told (even torture people). But if you talk to a reporter and tell him something we want kept secret, we will spare no effort to destroy you.

Jan 29 08:12

Je Suis GAZERNICA

August 21, 2006
Israel is on a rampage. It has been raining death and destruction in Gaza for weeks. It pounded Lebanon into rubble. It, with the help of the US , resisted calls for an immediate cease fire. After the UN passed a resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities, it went ahead and carried out a raid in Lebanon , in flagrant and clear violation of the cease-fire resolution, and Israel ’s Prime Minister has said such raids may well continue.

In the West Bank it carried out a raid in broad daylight as late as Sunday August 20 and grabbed from his Ramallah home Mahmoud-al-Ramahi, a senior Hamas member and secretary general of the Palestinian parliament. Just a day before Israeil soldiers swooped in on Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer and seized him from his home, also n Ramallah. Israel presently holds five Palestinian Cabinet ministers and more than two dozen lawmakers. Almost all of Hamas West Bank leadership is now in Israeli custody.

Jan 29 08:11

Iraq War Vet Accused of Multiple Murders Found Dead with Cell Video

An Iraq War veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five of her family members was found dead on Tuesday in the back woods nearby his Pennsylvania home.

Bradley Stone died of self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body just one day after he allegedly murdered his ex-wife and her family. According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, the same sword or large knife that Stone may have used to kill four generations of his wife’s family was also used to terminate his own life.

Jan 29 08:11

FTC Says Unlimited Data With Throttling Doesn’t Count as Unlimited

In a case that could have broad implications, the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday ordered prepaid mobile provider TracFone to pay $40 million for slowing down the speeds of customers who had paid for unlimited data service.

Jan 29 08:10

Thousands more documents released about Benghazi; Further proof Obama and Clinton lied

Many Obama and Clinton supporters continually claim that Benghazi wasn’t a scandal and that Americans should just put it to rest.
Unfortunately for these people, it cannot be put to rest when the Obama Administration continues to withhold documents about that horrific terrorist attack.

Jan 29 08:06

Deep in a Mangrove Swamp with a Broken Leg and a Busted Crutch

One of the things that happens to the human consciousness when it is immersed in material culture is that it forgets what it actually is and begins to accept the identity programmed into it by the force of materialism, thus rendering this potentially cosmos embracing force into that of a mindless consumer, being herded in one direction after another by the hidden persuaders. Most of humanity is then rendered into hundreds of millions of pinballs bouncing into bumpers that generate lights and noises. It doesn't matter how proficient the player is, eventually the pinball goes down the bottom chute. After that, all sense of play and engagement in the magnetic fields of delusional life ends; at least for the moment... a new game... a new life... maybe the playing field looks different. It is still on an incline though and the same way that casinos make incredible profits, regardless of the occasional big winners is because the odds favor the house.

Jan 29 08:02

Researchers Seek to Track Mental Health Through Social Media

Joe Wright
Activist Post

The Feds have made their intentions known about conducting surveillance on a range of social media platforms covering everything from political speech, activist assembly, and even health. In tandem with corporate data harvesters, open public forums like Twitter and Facebook can provide a wealth of knowledge about general behavior, as well as real-time monitoring of activities.

Troubling new research from the University of Rochester aims to go a step further: turning "any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device." ...

Jan 29 07:57

No, Department of Justice, 80 Percent of Tor Traffic Is Not Child Porn

“Tor obviously was created with good intentions, but it’s a huge problem for law enforcement,” Caldwell said in comments reported by Motherboard and confirmed to me by others who attended the conference. “We understand 80 percent of traffic on the Tor network involves child pornography.”

That statistic is horrifying. It’s also baloney.

In a series of tweets that followed Caldwell’s statement, a Department of Justice flack said Caldwell was citing a University of Portsmouth study WIRED covered in December. He included a link to our story. But I made clear at the time that the study claimed 80 percent of traffic to Tor hidden services related to child pornography, not 80 percent of all Tor traffic.

That is a huge, and important, distinction.

Jan 29 07:52

‘To be a hero, you must have honor’ – Jesse Ventura on “American Sniper” and SEAL Chris Kyle

Jan 29 07:49

Greece on collision course with its EU partners

The new Greek leaders are hitting the ground running with their campaign promises - having already rolled back some of the crippling austerity measures, but the pledge to cancel a chunk of the country's enormous debt might prove harder to keep. The European Commission's President is ruling out forgiving Greece's debt, because other Eurozone countries just won't stand for it. As Murad Gazdiev reports, Germany has made its position clear.

Jan 29 07:49

Spain blames Israel for death of peacekeeper

Spain's ambassador to the United Nations is blaming Israel for the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper during the Israeli military's exchange of fire with the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in the occupied Shebaa Farms.

Jan 29 07:48

Russia's Lavrov tells Syrian opposition, Damascus to unite to fight terrorism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the Syrian opposition and representatives of the Damascus government Wednesday to join forces to combat the threat of terrorism.

Talks between elements of the Syrian opposition - not including the Western-backed National Coalition - and government representatives began in Moscow as an attempt to revive stalled peace efforts in the four-year conflict; but expectations are low that they will yield a breakthrough.

Jan 29 07:39

Bibi Netanyahu -- aka 'The Republican Senator From Israel' -- May Have Made A Fatal Political Mistake

At least the American President had the good sense not to further endanger his relationship with Netanyahu and the Israeli people.

In reviewing Netanyahu’s political ploy, and his ambassador’s duplicitous behavior, it seems fair to ask whether this is really how friends treat friends?

While you may entirely agree with Boehner’s decision to invite Netanyahu to address the Congress, can you possibly not be disturbed that the Israeli ambassador to our country went out of his way to not tell our Secretary of State of his plan to interfere with our foreign policy and seek to embarrass our president in the process?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is one thing to covertly subvert the government of another country and quite another to rub the peoples' noses in the fact!

Jan 29 07:38

Putin: Ukrainian army is a NATO legion

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian army was a NATO legion, the goal of which was not to pursue national interests of Ukraine, but to contain Russia geopolitically.

"We often say: the Ukrainian army, the Ukrainian army. In fact, who is fighting there? There are official units of the armed forces there indeed, partly, but largely, there are so-called nationalist volunteer battalions," Putin said while interacting with students at the National Mineral University in St. Petersburg.

"In fact, this is not an army, but a foreign legion, in this case, a NATO foreign legion, which, of course, does not pursue to protect Ukraine's national interests. They have different goals, and they are connected with objectives of geopolitical containment of Russia, which does not coincide with the national interests of the Ukrainian people," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Jan 29 07:37

Netanyahu: Iran "planning new genocide" against Jews

Is there anyone in the world today that is more irrational, unhinged, and delusional than Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is trying to shift the current conflict with Syria and Lebanon to include Iran. I wonder if Israel will strike Iran while Americans are distracted with the Superbowl?

Jan 29 07:35

President of Soros Founded Economic Institute Says Global Elite In Panic Mode

It wasn't that long ago that Wall Street legend Barton Briggs told super rich to buy farms away from megacities and stock up on food and guns. Many plans have been put forward such as floating cities and armed luxury vessels that will be deployed international waters to keep the 'brigands at bay'. The average working family have surely noticed the price of food and other goods rising but the neo-aristocracy have technocrats and economic forecasters at their disposal and they know the ledge. I wonder how many degenerate French nobility escaped the guillotine? Destabilizing paranoia is rife among the rich but the Soros-backed INET must have some interesting revelations that they won't share with the rest of us.

Jan 29 07:34

NASA will send astronauts to the ISS for $ 58 million

Currently, international crews fly to the ISS only Russian "Soyuz", and, according to the US space agency, delivery of one astronaut costs approximately $ 71 million

Jan 29 07:32

Poroshenko perepryatat its Russian business to offshore

Despite the active anti-Russian rhetoric, the president of Ukraine Poroshenko continues to earn in Russia. In addition to holding the Lipetsk factory Roshen found several related Poroshenko structures that either do business in Russia, or are based in Ukraine, but make deliveries to Russia. So, as the main supplier of batteries for models of Renault, produced at the plant "AvtoVAZ", stands Dnepropetrovsk battery holding ISTA. Earlier it was reported that the company belongs to Poroshenko, Ukrainian president is still the owner of the holding.

Jan 29 07:31

Yatseniuk creates a military brigade with Poland and Lithuania

The head of government of Ukraine Yatsenyuk introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill to create together with Lithuania and Poland military brigade, which will be called LITPOLUKRBRIG. According to RIA Novosti, the main objectives of association - participation in international efforts to preserve peace and strengthen military cooperation in the region.

Jan 29 07:29

Poll: Netanyahu should be investigated for nuclear weapons tech smuggling before US visit

A majority of Americans believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be investigated by the FBI for nuclear weapons technology smuggling before being allowed to enter the United States according to a new poll.

Jan 29 07:28

USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics

Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots have been exhaustively shown to be based on no science whatsoever -- with vaccine manufacturers openly admitting there are no clinical trials to show they even work -- the rabid vaccine pushers are unveiling their end game: throw vaccine resistors in prison.

Jan 29 07:24

The town encased in ice:Pictures show cars and trucks encased in several feet of ice

Jan 29 07:22

Exclusive: Secret tapes undermine Hillary Clinton on Libyan war

The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials’ unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community’s concerns.

Jan 29 07:19

Ukrainian Oligarch Fugitives Wanted by Interpol, Pay Bribes for Israeli Citizenship

They were granted citizenship despite the fact that one of them isn’t Jewish and both are wanted fugitives and suspected criminals. These matters should make them automatically ineligible for citizenship.

Jan 29 07:17

Lebanon-Israel border quiet after Hezbollah attack

U.N. peacekeepers and Lebanese soldiers were patrolling the border with Israel Thursday, a day after Hezbollah launched a revenge attack on Israel for the recent killing of six party members and an Iranian general in Syria's Golan Heights.

The patrols came after Israel responded to the Hezbollah attack with artillery shelling on several areas of south Lebanon.

Jan 29 07:16

"MUST WATCH: Nov 2013 (pre-Maidan!): Ukraine Deputy has proof of USA staging civil war in Ukraine".

Jan 29 07:14

Dumbed-Down America, Propaganda and Weaponized Social Media with Brandon Turbeville

After finding out that our world has been under the influence of propaganda since the beginning of written history, it only makes sense that our society is uninformed and doesn’t care about what is happening in their world. According to Brandon Turbeville that is exactly what we are up against. He references a variety of scenarios throughout world history, going all the way back to Plato, where so-called leaders wanted to control what people either read or listened-to; be it music or news or stories. I sat with Brandon from BrandonTurbeville.com and UCY.tv to find out a little more about what is actually happening with one of the more disturbing developments to surface over the past decade.

Jan 29 07:14

The Next War In The Middle East Has Begun And Israel Vows ‘To Act Powerfully On All Fronts’

Israel and Hezbollah are at war. On top of everything else that is going on in the world, now we have a new war in the Middle East, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next. Israel has been preparing for this moment for more than 8 years. So has Hezbollah. According to some reports, Hezbollah has amassed an arsenal of 50,000 rockets since the end of the Hezbollah-Israel war in 2006. If all-out warfare does erupt, we could potentially see tens of thousands of missiles rain down into an area not too much larger than the state of New Jersey. And of course the Israeli military is also much more sophisticated and much more powerful than it was back in 2006. If cooler heads do not prevail, we could be on the verge of witnessing a very bloody war. But right now nobody seems to be in the mood to back down.

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I would not be surprised to see Israel bomb Iran's nuclear facilities the way they did Iraq's.

Jan 29 07:12

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced

Rogue states need enemies to advance their agendas. When none exist they're invented. Longstanding US policy.

Russian national Evgeny Buryakov its latest victim. A Russian bank employee arrested in New York on phony espionage charges.

Two other Russian nationals named. Outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced bogus charges.

Jan 29 07:12

GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain

A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

Jan 29 07:11

ISIL Pakistani operative admits to getting funding through US

The ISIL operative, identified as Yousaf al-Salafi, told Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies that he received funding through the US, the Express Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Salafi was taken into custody in December 2014, according to the paper, although other reports said he was arrested on January 22.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations made the announcement.

The operative also admitted to receiving $600 for each person he managed to recruit and send to war-torn Syria.

Jan 29 07:10

Former Los Alamos scientist sentenced in plot to sell nuclear secrets to Venezuela

A former Los Alamos nuclear scientist caught in a sting operation was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapons in exchange for "money and power." He also advised dropping a bomb over NYC.

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"Venezuela has nuclear weapons! We HAVE to invade!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 29 01:46

Students Forced to Pull Down Their Pants in Front of School Teachers in Texas for ‘Poop Inspection’

I can’t believe I even had to write that title. How disgusting.

This actually happened — in real life — in a public school in Gustine, Texas.

Elementary school students were forced to pull down their pants in class and show their underwear to their teachers, “Like… to where your butt is,” according to 11-year-old Eliza Medina, reported WFAA8 ABC.

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Jan 29 01:03

Videos Capture U.S. Nuclear Physicist Offering ‘Venezuelan Spy’ Nuke Info

New hidden camera videos made public today by the government show a former American nuclear physicist covertly meeting with a man who he believed to be a Venezuelan intelligence officer in order to sell his expertise, as well as classified information, to the South American nation.

Jan 29 01:02

California City Says Black, Sediment-Filled Tap Water Is “Safe To Drink”

Residents in the city of Gardena, California have recently reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, yet the Golden State Water Company claims that this grotesque “water” is safe to drink. And furthermore, it doesn’t sound like they are doing much to test the tap water for local residents.

Jan 29 00:23

Christmas Lights To Blame In Death Of High Level Security Offier Don Pyle

An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland’s capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday

Jan 29 00:05

NYT Is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda

One danger of lying is that you must then incorporate the falsehood into the longer narrative, somehow making the lies fit. The same is true of propaganda as the New York Times is learning as it continues to falsify the narrative of the Ukraine crisis.

Jan 29 00:00

Ukrainian Deputy: US to stage a civil war in Ukraine! This was 20.11.2013!! Before Maidan!

Deputy Oleg Tsarov speaking to Ukraine's Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) on the activities of the United States in Ukraine. The speech was in November of 2013, prior to the Maidan protests and the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych.

January 28, 2015

Jan 28 23:44

Startling revelations: IS operative confesses to getting funds via US

Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving funds through the United States.

Jan 28 23:40

Foreign Troops in Ukraine? You Bet!

US military on the ground in Ukraine is a significant escalation, far beyond the previous deployment of additional US and NATO troops in neighboring Poland and the Baltics.

Jan 28 21:57

How President Obama could take on and defeat the Zionist lobby

At the time of writing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. the Zionist lobby and its stooges in Congress (I think they are best described as traitors) are on a collision course with the Obama administration.

Jan 28 21:49

PACE strips Russia of voting rights until April over Ukraine, Russia quits for 1 yr

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided not to restore Russia’s voting rights until April. Moscow was first stripped of its rights in PACE after Crimea joined Russia last year.

In turn, Aleksey Pushkov, the chief of Russia’s PACE delegation and chairman of the State Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee, said: “We are exiting PACE until the end of the year.”

Jan 28 21:28

‘National moral disgrace’: Over 1 in 5 US children on food stamps & living in poverty

Over 20 percent of US children ? an estimated 16 million youths ? are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures. That number has almost doubled since the Great Recession began in 2007. Nearly a quarter are living below the poverty line.

Jan 28 21:26

Water Is Black and Stinks In Southern California Community

For months now families are complaining about black and smelly water pouring from their faucets, toilets, and showers in a Southern California community just south of Los Angeles.

“We don’t want to drink our water, because our water is black,” said Emy Sebastian, a citizen of Gardena California. “My daughter says, ‘Mommy the water is black and it stinks. Why does the water stink?’ She doesn’t want to wash her clothes.”

The phenomenon has been going on too long for residents and they don’t feel that enough is being done to correct the situation. Diane Morita, disgusted by the smell, told NBC4 Southern California, that the water “has an odor of rotten eggs or sewer smell. I’m concerned because it’s getting worse, if it’s even safe.”

Jan 28 18:31

Wall Street is a threat to the American middle class The middle class is a hot political property for Republicans and Democrats alike, but the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed. Robert Reich

Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can’t be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.
The Street’s excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.

Jan 28 17:38

Don’t Worry, the CIA Is Just a Bunch of Paper Pushers…

At least, that's what I've been told. I really shouldn't waste my time focusing on them. They're no big deal, just a bunch of paper pushers, really.

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Jan 28 17:23

Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday.

Jan 28 17:19

Oil Collapse: “This Could Cause The Most Destructive Economic Situation Since the Great Depression”

As you’ll see in the succinct breakdown in the micro-documentary below, we’ve got some big problems coming our way.

Jan 28 17:17

Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. -- The outstanding question remains: what purview is it of government to act as people’s trash nanny?

Jan 28 16:59

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons

In response to increasing police militarization in the US, legislation proposed in the New Hampshire state House would implement a ban on state and local officials obtaining or using certain military weaponry acquired from the Pentagon or other sources.

Jan 28 16:45

Islamic State operative confesses to receiving funding through US

A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via the United States, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper siting its sources.

Al Salafi and two companions were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, according to AFP.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations revealed toUrdu-language Daily Express on condition of anonymity, according to its sister English newspaper The Express Tribune. The newspaper also claimed that Al Salafi was in fact arrested last year sometime in December.

Jan 28 16:43

D.C. Whispers: Bill Clinton Literally Hangs Up On Obama

Rumors are circulating of an ever widening rift between the Clinton and Obama camps, most recently worsened by the president’s State of the Union address last week. Clinton operatives repeatedly asked to be allowed input into the SOTU messaging in the weeks leading up to the address. These requests were ignored – entirely, by the Obama White House. Now with dissatisfaction regarding the general tone and content of Barack Obama’s SOTU, the Clinton Machine is said to be preparing a “talk right over them” offensive, which will further minimize the importance and influence of the now fading Obama presidency as the Clintons prepare to launch their 2016 campaign in earnest later this spring.

Jan 28 16:20

Kimberly Dvorak

Kimberly Dvorak is a freelance National Security investigative journalist based in San Diego. For more than 18 years she has focused on homeland security issues including foreign policy, Mexico drug cartels and border security.

Jan 28 16:04

Meet The Extreme Super Rich: A List Of The 80 People Who Own As Much As The World’s Poorest 3.6 Billion

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This list is of rich people, but not the richest. Neither the Rothschilds nor the Rockerfellers appear on it.

Jan 28 16:03

The saddest thing in the world is not poverty; it's loss of dignity

In a much-awaited report released at the end of last year, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon set out his vision for after the millennium development goals expire this year. At its heart, and in its title, is the word “dignity”.

It is not uncommon for “dignity” to be rolled out in the opening salvo of UN documents, but it is a concept seldom contemplated in depth. In this report, it is used as a title to gather the goals aimed at tackling poverty and inequality under one more manageable theme – those at the bottom of the economic ladder lack dignity, and it is the job of the rest of the world to help give it to them.

But that is actually a very limited interpretation of a word that, if understood properly, could mean fundamental changes to our ways of working, and the overall story we are trying to tell. The thing about dignity, and the reason it is a transformational concept, is that it knows no social, economic, gender or ethnic barriers.

Jan 28 16:01

YouTube staff too swamped to filter out all terror-related content

YET FOR SOME REASON IT HAS THE TIME TO BLOCK ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS every chance it gets!?

Jan 28 15:57

Netanyahu blames Iran for northern border attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid the blame on Iran for Wednesday’s multipronged attack by Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven others.

“For some time, Iran – via Hezbollah – has been trying to establish an additional terrorist front against us from the Golan Heights,” said Netanyahu. “We are taking strong and responsible action against this attempt.”

The governments of Lebanon and Syria also bear responsibility for attacks against Israel in the North that emanated from their territory, he added. “Those behind today’s attack will pay the full price.”

Jan 28 15:54

Why the damage to the economy caused by the oil crash is going to get progressively worse

We are really starting to see the price of oil weigh very heavily on the economy and on the stock market

Jan 28 15:54

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Oppose Obama’s Immigration Actions

A larger number of Americans oppose President Obama’s executive actions on immigration than support it, according to a new survey. Among blue-collar workers, the opposition is even more stark.

Jan 28 15:51

Border Surge Likely Again In 2015, Data Shows

The flow of Central American migrant families across the Texas border is continuing at almost the same level as a year ago, according to newly released federal data.

Jan 28 15:45

Israel set to go "Gaza" on southern Lebanon...

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before a situation assessment with Israel's security chiefs that "whoever is behind today's attack will pay the full price."

And as reported: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "Israel should respond in a 'forceful and disproportionate manner'"

How did Israel respond last summer against what again, 3 kidnapped teenagers in the West Bank? It was called Opeation Protective Edge, it killed over 2,100 Palestinians, and MOST of the world considered it a rather "forceful and disproportionate" response!!!

Jan 28 15:44

Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba

Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the US are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense”.

Jan 28 15:44

DOJ’s Attempt To Turn 4th Amendment Into A ‘Useless Piece Of Paper’ Called Out By Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court’s recent track record on the Fourth Amendment has been inconsistent, to say the least. For every win — like the warrant requirement for cellphone searches incident to arrest (Riley v. California) — there’s been a loss — the court’s granting of permanent forgiveness for officers who predicate stops on nonexistent laws (Heien v. North Carolina), as long as the mistake is determined to be “objectively reasonable.”

Jan 28 15:31

European anti-terror plan wants 42 pieces of data from air travelers

Passengers flying to and from Europe will now be forced to submit a long list of personal details

Jan 28 15:31

Department of Homeland Security Relaunches “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Twitter feed, the agency has relaunched its campaign to involve citizens in tracking down and reporting terrorists.

Jan 28 15:26

US ''Fighting'' Terror Group with Fictional Leaders

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In 2007, the New York Times revealed that long-vilified "Islamic State" leader Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi did not exist, and that the creation of this fictional character was a ruse to obfuscate the role of foreigners in the creation and perpetuation of "Al Qaeda in Iraq."

In an article titled, "Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says," the NYT reports that:

"Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima."

The NYT would also reveal the purpose of the deception...

Jan 28 15:19

Ukraine’s Great Energy Deception

The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception.

Jan 28 15:19

City officials: ‘Throw food into garbage, get fined’

We no longer live in a free society; cameras in garbage trucks coming

Jan 28 15:18

One in five U.S. children now rely on food stamps- Census data

The number of children in the United States relying on food stamps for a meal spiked to 16 million last year, according federal data, signaling a lopsided economic recovery in which lower income families are still lagging behind.

Jan 28 15:17

Former US drone operator tells IN THE NOW he is sorry

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Latest reports are that a lot of drone pilots are starting to quit the program.

Jan 28 15:16

The Canadian court case the mainstream media will not cover

The Bank of Canada, unlike the Federal Reserve in the U.S., is wholly owned by the people of Canada. It was nationalized in 1938 and was used very successfully to fund infrastructure, social programs, education, etc, for the benefit of all Canadians. It was used to bring us out of the depression, funded WWII, to build highways such as the McDonald-Cartier freeway, public transportation systems, subway lines, airports, the St. Lawrence Seaway, our universal healthcare system and our Canada Pension Plan.

Unfortunately, since Canada adopted economist Milton Friedman’s theory of monetarism in 1974 this has not been the case and one can track the progression of the dismantling of Canada since then.

Jan 28 15:13

Report: U.S. Not Among Top Nations for Economic Freedom

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

Jan 28 15:06

Latest Benghazi documents may be a smoking gun, investigators claim

New government documents obtained on Monday by a public-interest organization that investigates government corruption and suspected criminal conduct by public servants may be the "smoking gun" that reveals the Obama administration knowing released a false narrative following a terrorist attack in Libya.

Jan 28 15:05

Prison chaplain awarded $4 million in damages after NYPD officers 'deliberately broke his leg'

A prison chaplain who claims police deliberately broke his leg has been awarded $4 million (£2.6m).

Christopher Graham, a Corrections Department chaplain, was assaulted by police who attended an incident at his apartment, the New York Daily News has reported.

A jury at Manhattan Civil Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York took just 50 minutes to award Mr Graham $3.95m.

Jan 28 15:00

They won’t silence Galloway with half-truths

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Britain’s Israeli stooges, notably the Jewish Chronicle and MP Mike Freer, have resorted to smears and half-truths to damn MP George Galloway and musician Gilad Atzmon.

Jan 28 14:44

Official Benghazi Report Finds Obama Secretly Backed Al-Qaeda, Here’s How He Did It

It should come as no surprise to patriots that Barack Hussein Obama is a deceiver. A duplicitous and organized mastermind, Obama has done nothing short of light the fuses of many bombs that have exploded since he took office in ’08.

A recent report showed that under both Obama and Hillary Clinton, the U.S. government switched sides and went from opposing Al-Qaeda to supporting them. The “reason” is because they wanted Al-Qaeda to help them depose of then Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi.

Jan 28 14:34

Billionaire claims world government "badly needed" to save the earth

Seeing this, another officer approached him and said “Look! Charlie’s painting something.”

Jan 28 14:32

Univ. of Penn Offers “Wasting Time on the Internet” Class Taught by “Robotic Erotica” Professor

The University of Pennyslvania is now offering a “Wasting Time on the Internet” class that will earn students credit.

The class, literally named “Wasting Time on the Internet,” is being taught by Professor Kenneth Goldsmith this Spring 2015 semester. In 2010, Professor Goldsmith also taught “Uncreative Writing: Robotic Erotica/Erotic Robotics: Scribing a Non-Expresssive [sic] Sexuality.”

Goldsmith writes for his new class that “students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs.

“Distraction, multi-tasking, and aimless drifting is mandatory,” the description adds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just what career path does this prepare you for?

(I already qualify for a PhD in this subject.)

Jan 28 14:19

Must Watch: The New Judeo-German Patriot

Jan 28 14:12

Winston Churchill:the Imperial Monster

This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television in 1965, and thousands of people lined the streets of London to pay their last respects as his cortege slowly passed. But I somehow doubt that President Obama will be adding his own warm words of remembrance for the iconic British wartime leader.

Jan 28 13:39

New bill proposes a ban on body armor

A new bill has been introduced to the House which could make civilian ownership of body armor illegal.

The bill, called the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, would strip the right of civilians to purchase or own body armor. The bill reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own or possess enhanced body armor.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States Supreme Court ruled in United States vs Miller that the Second Amendment reserves to the American people the same arms as used by the military. That has to include defensive arms, i.e. body armor.

This law supposedly targets Type III body armor, but there is no clear definition of what that really means, and most body armor is not labeled as to type. Enforcement of the law becomes dependent on the mood of the arresting officer. Also, for those who already own body armor (I have some with "PRESS" on it) there should be a grandfather clause, but this bill does not include that, making such a ban an ex post facto law, which is prohibited by the Constitution.

Jan 28 13:36

Anonymous Shuts Down Texas Town’s Website to Protest Killing of Teen Girl By Cops

Following a controversial Longview, TX incident in which three police officers fatally shot a 17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a knife at a police station in what her aunt described as a cry for help, Anonymous has taken credit for briefly crashing the City of Longview's website in an act of retaliation.

Jan 28 13:29

Rand Paul: I’d shoot a drone out of the sky

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN on Wednesday that if a drone flies over his house, “they better beware, because I’ve got a shotgun.”

Jan 28 13:24

Surrendering Liberty America’s Fatal Freedom Apathy by JAMES BOVARD

snip: How many Americans want government to leave them alone compared to the number of people who value government primarily as a means to forcibly live at someone else’s expense? Almost half of Americans are now receiving some type of benefit from the government. Federal programs create legions of political pawns that rulers can mobilize to perpetuate their own power. When people see voting as a meal ticket, then they will have no concern about limiting the power of their benefactors.

Jan 28 13:16

Moving Money Around Won’t Make Us Richer

The left says “yes, early and often.” And the right says “only in the right circumstances.” Unsurprisingly, both left and right are completely off — stimulus is the quickest way to impoverish an economy.

Jan 28 13:14

New England digs out after getting exactly what it expected

Around Massachusetts, Worcester got 33.5 inches - the highest amount recorded since 1905 - and Auburn and Lunenburg each reported 36 inches.

Jan 28 13:14

2 more rounds of snow could be headed to New England

Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days as New Englanders are just digging out from a historic blizzard.

Jan 28 13:13

Activist Marching Band Delivers Petition to Citigroup Calling on the Banks to ‘Revoke Their License to Steal’

Today, an activist marching band and New York City street performers delivered a petition signed by more than 100,000 consumers to the Citigroup headquarters in New York, calling on the firm to remove terms in their contracts that deny customers their right to a day in court.

Jan 28 13:06

SCHOOL FORCES ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO PULL PANTS DOWN FOR ‘POOP INSPECTION’

A Texas school district is investigating an incident in which several elementary school students were told to pull down their pants for inspection after feces was found on the gym floor.

Jan 28 12:46

NAFTA probe of Alberta's tailings ponds blocked by Canada

Canada has blocked an investigation into Alberta's tailings ponds by NAFTA's environmental watchdog.

Representatives of the Canadian government, along with Mexico and the United States, on Tuesday passed a resolution behind closed doors to stop the Commission for Environmental Cooperation from looking into whether the federal government is failing to enforce the Fisheries Act.

Two environmental groups and three private citizens had asked the commission to investigate whether tailings ponds were leaking into nearby rivers and creeks in northern Alberta.

Jan 28 12:43

american soldier joins Isis?

A picture of a isis militant with an american army tatto has been going around the net.

Jan 28 12:40

FLASHBACK 2008 - Bush Signs Bill To Take All Newborns' DNA

President Bush last week signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. within six months, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with all the computers the government can buy with your money, the reality is that they do not save all three billion pieces of your DNA. DNA taken from a person is distilled down to a much simpler form, using 13 "standard" STR loci selected by the FBI for CODIS, which is the National DNA database. This severe reduction leads to individuals having matching DNA profiles in the database! For a full and complete profile, each American is estimated to match 20 other Americans. For partial, or incomplete profiles, which are the norm for degraded DNA collected at a crime scene, the number of innocent matches jumps into the 100s! And if the crime scene DNA is actually a mixture of multiple individuals, the probability of a false conviction becomes large enough to be of concern.

But the propaganda is that DNA is infallible, and while that may be true for proving that a suspect was not at the scene of a crime, it is far from true for DNA results indicating guilt. This is over and above the well-documented history of the FBI crime lab falsifying their lab results.

Jan 28 12:20

US Military Budget Increase directed against Russia, China and the Middle East. Michel Chossudovsky

A substantial share of the increase in the US military budget that President Barack Obama has asked for will ultimately be directed against Russia, a political commentator says.

“I should mention that the F35, the submarines, the ships and so on are ultimately directed against China and Russia,” Michel Chossudovsky, the founder and director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) told Press TV on Wednesday.

Jan 28 12:17

Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in Three Minutes

President Obama, speaking to an audience of mostly young people celebrating India’s Republic Day in New Delhi on Tuesday, told the crowd, “I realise that the sight of an American president as your chief guest on Republic Day would have once seemed unimaginable. But my visit reflects the possibilities of a new moment.” He pointed out that he was the first American president to participate in the country’s Republic Day and boasted, “And I’m the first American president to come to your country twice!”

The president went on to refer to himself an astonishing 118 times in the short 33-minute speech, touching on injustices in the United States and in his own personal life.

Jan 28 12:15

False flag in Argentina?

The mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine Public Prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 AMIA Jewish Mutual building terror bombing in Buenos Aires, raises questions. Accumulating evidence suggests the bombing may have been a Mossad false flag operation to implicate Iran and Nisman has been murdered to discourage further revelations.

Jan 28 12:10

'Patient' Fed shows no signs of wavering on rate hikes

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday gave no sign that it is wavering on hiking interest rates sometime in the second half of 2015. The U.S. central bank was upbeat about the real economy, citing "solid" growth and "strong" job gains.

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Here we see the danger of believing ones own propaganda!

Jan 28 12:09

Democrats who wrote Obamacare tell Supreme Court to reject lawsuit

The congressional Democrats involved in writing the Affordable Care Act told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intended for consumers in all states to be eligible for subsidies, and they argue that the law they drafted reflects that intention.

Opponents have challenged the Obama administration’s enforcement of the law, arguing that it only allows subsidies to be paid in states that set up their own exchanges, but not to customers in most of the country who use the federal exchange.

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TRANSLATION: "Yes, it's a flustercluck, but we meant well, so leave it alone!"

Jan 28 12:04

Waging A Phony War on Terror. “Terrorists R US” Defines U.S. Foreign Policy

Waging it isn’t new. Enemies are needed. When none exist they’re invented.

Reagan denounced the “evil scourge of terrorism.” Specifically state-sponsored international terrorism. The “plague of the modern age,” he said.

His Secretary of State George Schultz called it “modern barbarism. (A) form of political violence. (A) threat to Western civilization. (A) menace to Western moral values.”

GW Bush declared war on terrorism. To “rid the world of evildoers. (N)ot let evil stand.”

Orwell said political rhetoric defends the indefensible. So-called wars on terrorism are wars of terrorism. State-sponsored. Against designated individuals, groups or nations.

The late Howard Zinn asked “(h)ow can you make war on terrorism if war is terrorism.” Governments are the greatest terrorist threats.

Jan 28 12:02

Ukraine kills more 'russian' terrorists.

Sasha was only 4 years old. He was killed by the relentless intentional shelling of residential areas by the Ukraine Armed Forces. In the hospital where Sasha lays, there is a mountain of civilian corpses, mostly women and children.

Do not be a passive (or worse active) supporter of violence against civilians. Speak out! Demand that your government condemn such actions always--not just when it suits a narrative you support.

Jan 28 12:02

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

UK industry is in intensive care. Should we throw open the door and allow America’s big business battalions to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty?

Critics claim that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being cooked up between the EU and the United States could:

Weaken workers’ rights and put millions of jobs at risk;
Reduce environmental protection and food safety regulation;
Lead to more privatization of public services like education and our prized National Health Service (NHS); Give new powers for corporations to sue European governments, including the UK, in secret courts.

They complain that world leaders are working alongside major corporations at breakneck speed to get this deal sewn up, and refuse to give details.

An especially prickly issue is the imposition of investor-to-state dispute settlement rules (ISDS) enabling foreign investors to sue the host government.

Jan 28 11:52

American Sniper and US doom

The film American Sniper has sent the US public into raptures over the “heroic life” of its autobiographical subject Chris Kyle – who has been described as America’s “greatest warrior” soldier.

Last week, the movie premiered in cinemas to rave reviews, earning its director Clint Eastwood a box office smash-hit. Multiple Oscar awards are nominated.

Critics have quibbled about this or that aspect of the cinematography and storyline. But the prevailing impression is that Kyle – a US Marine marksman – was a tragic hero, a guy who honorably served his country during the American war in Iraq.

Lost in the discussion is the central issue, which is the criminal nature of American militarism and its destructive impact on millions of innocent people. American Sniper may express certain misgivings about US foreign wars, owing to the psychological consequences on its military personnel.

Jan 28 11:52

Washington will do whatever it can to stop BRICS, maintain power - economist

Jan 28 11:51

The Real Threat to America (Hint: It’s Not Socialism)

In a sense, we will have three major “parties” in 2016 – the Republicans, Democrats, and the Koch brothers. We’ll call the latter the Koch Brothers Party, or KBP (any resemblance to the old Soviet KGB is purely coincidental). Unlike the Republicans and Democrats, however, the KBP will not be accountable for anything that happens after the election, for any bad laws or policy disasters, for another 2008 Wall Street meltdown or whatever.

Jan 28 11:37

Very Cold And Snowy Stretch Follows Blizzard Of 2015

After sputtering around for several weeks, our winter engines have started up and we are off and running. Mother Nature has her “pedal to the metal” and it looks like we are headed full speed ahead into a prolonged stretch of bitter cold and snow.

Jan 28 11:37

Try again: Snow, record cold could come this weekend

The area's next snowstorm will not stir biblical predictions, but it may still be enough to be a dangerous disruption.

Forecasts see the next significant snowfall coming Sunday night into Monday morning.

"It could definitely be another round of disruptive snow or an icy mix," said AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

Jan 28 11:24

RAW: IDF shell Lebanon border after attack on Israeli military convoy

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Note that Israel is using white phosphorus over a residential area!

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