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"We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." -- George Kennan head of U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1948

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July 16, 2015

Jul 16 17:12

Software flaws on Marine F-35s no bar to combat, Pentagon says

Five years after the first F-35s were supposed to be declared combat-ready, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer says the fighter jet's operating software is ready to go "with some minor workarounds" that need to be remedied later.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how the pilots expected to take the plane into combat feel about the "workarounds?"

Jul 16 17:09

In it together? Slimey 10% pay rise approved for British MPs while people starve

MPs will receive a pay rise from £67,060 to £74,000 which will be backdated to May 8, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (ISPA) has announced.

The rise of 10 percent has been approved despite fierce criticism from MPs and the Prime Minister himself.

Jul 16 17:01

Having a College Degree Might Make it Harder to Buy a Home

A new study from Trulia shows that those with a college degree are not saving up for their 20% down payment on their first house any faster than those without a college degree.



Jul 16 16:59

Greece: Bailout Still Far Away

Unless Greece commits to more economic reforms, Europe is not likely to offer a bailout to the country again.

Jul 16 15:46

Rita Katz chimes in with more Chattanooga propaganda!

Shooter in #ChattanoogaShooting posted on a blog urging muslims to have comprehensive view of Islam highlighting fighting & preaching.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Rita Katz and SITE are involved, that confirms this is a hoax.

Jul 16 15:24

The Only Thing Growing Is Debt

None of this is really new. US manufacturing has in fact been weak for a while. But the timing and circumstances make it ominous: Six years into a recovery and with interest rates at record (and unnaturally) low levels, this kind of gradual slowdown should not be happening

Jul 16 15:24

CBS To Dump Radio Jobs



Jul 16 15:18

Jurors Reach Verdict in Trial of Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes

Guilty of First Degree Murder.

Jul 16 15:15

Welfare cheat Prince Philip once again shows disdain for humanity

Why these people are given $ millions each year in tax payer money is beyond me...

Jul 16 15:12

Creepy : 2016 campaign tech monitoring what you do online — instantaneously…

Presidential campaigns this time around have a new technological ace in the hole — you. -- Building off two decades of digital wizardry, the campaigns are getting ready to monitor and analyze most of what you do online instantaneously. And if you forward certain political emails to your Aunt Maggie in Iowa or your old college roommate in Ohio, they’ll reward you for doing it.



Jul 16 15:06

Trump would end ‘gun free zones’ on military bases

Donald Trump was unfortunately proven right on another one of his top issues Thursday: “gun free zones” at military bases.

Jul 16 15:01

The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates – 24 Nations Are Currently Facing A Debt Crisis

There has been so much attention on Greece in recent weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any moment. As you are about to see, there are 24 nations that are currently facing a full-blown debt crisis, and there are 14 more that are rapidly heading toward one.

Jul 16 15:01

The Latest: Biden Pledges US Will Get to Bottom of Shooting

Vice President Joe Biden says the United States will get to the bottom of the shootings that killed at least four Marines in Chattanooga.

Biden says the young Marines killed were part of what he's calling "probably the most incredible generation that this country has seen." He's pointing out that more than 4 million Americans have signed up for military service since 9/11, even though they knew they'd almost certainly be put in harm's way.

Biden says the families of those troops have already given a lot to the country.

Biden is asking Americans to keep the families of the victims in their prayers.

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Jul 16 14:58

Eastern Australia's ongoing cold snap sees homeless move north

Homeless people from Australia's south which is experiencing a record and sustained cold snap are heading north to warmer areas.

Successive Antarctic cold fronts have dumped snow and freezing rain in the southern states of Victoria and Queensland and seen temperatures drop below zero in many areas and as low as five degrees in usually warmer coastal areas at night.

But the wind chill factor has made conditions much colder and it was reported by Fairfax Media on Thursday that one Sydney homeless woman died from hypothermia last week, and was not murdered as police first thought.



Jul 16 14:56

Metro delays, Pori panel, 2nd coldest summer and 6th place reputation

Next, the country’s leading daily Helsingin Sanomat reports that the summer of 2015 may just go down as the second-coldest summer on record, as Finland has only had four days where the temperature has reached more than 25 degrees Celsius so far. “If you measure the summer in terms of the number of very warm days, this summer is not quite the worst ever, however. In 1962, Finland only had three days over 25C all summer,” says the paper’s meteorologist Annina Törmä.

Many locations in Finland haven’t even made it past the 25 degree mark yet this summer. Even Oulu, which is known for its high summer temps, has only seen a high of 23. The temperature reached 30 degrees Celsius at nine observation stations in Finland on only one day this summer, July 3rd.

Jul 16 14:38

European Agency to Investigate HPV Vaccines

By Norma Erickson

Sunday, July 12th Svenska Dagbladet (a Swedish newspaper) released a story giving hope to hundreds of Danish families whose lives turned upside-down when their daughters began to experience multiple new medical conditions after HPV vaccine injections. This newspaper announced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was launching a probe into possible side effects of the highly controversial HPV vaccines. Finally, these families believed they might get some answers as to why their daughters had transformed from healthy athletic girls to mere shadows of their former selves...

Jul 16 14:38

Deutsche Bank probed by UK regulator for ‘laundering Russian cash’

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank breached anti money laundering laws for its Moscow clients, it has emerged.

The Financial Times reports the inquiry focuses on the bank’s so-called mirror trades executed in London and Moscow.

Jul 16 14:31

MEGA PUKE FACTOR 9 BEX ALERT - ISIS tweets “Chattanooga” as gunman begins shooting there; 4 murdered

Tweet image thanks to Pamela Geller

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that is all you need to know!

Take a look at the graphic on the tweet.


That is professional level graphics, courtesy of an ad agency!

Jul 16 13:40

IMF - Greek Debt Untenable

Overwhelming Greek debt is a time bomb sure to explode. It's unsustainable. It's just a question of when the Hellenic Republic implodes - crushed under the weight of a deepening financial burden no nation can bear indefinitely - especially ones with no control over their monetaryIt's got most House and Senate members convinced. It's working on others directly and through its Lobby - applying their usual heavy-handed pressure.



Jul 16 13:28

Note the “no firearms” sign on the door…

Glad to see the gun free zones are working, Gun free zone signs = easy pickings…anytime…anywhere. Service uniforms make our men and women targets. Arm them. (that is if this wasn't a false flag...)

Jul 16 12:59

The German Siege Of Greece Begins (No, This Is Not A Repeat From 1941)

Did you notice that Greece’s creditors are not rushing to offer the Greeks a new deal in the wake of the stunning referendum result on Sunday? In fact, it is being reported that the initial reaction to the “no” vote from top European politicians was “a thunderous silence“. Needless to say, the European elite were not pleased by how the Greek people voted, but they still have all of the leverage. In particular, it is the Germans that are holding all of the cards. If the Germans want to cave in and give the Greeks the kind of deal that they desire, everyone else would follow suit. And if the Germans want to maintain a hard line with Greece, they can block any deal from happening all by themselves. So in the final analysis, this is really an economic test of wills between Germany and Greece, and time is on Germany’s side. Germany doesn’t have to offer anything new.

Jul 16 12:50

The last days of “normal life” in America: “We are moving into hard times unlike anything we have ever seen before”

If you have got family and friends that you would like to visit before things start getting really crazy, you should do so within the next couple of months, because these are the last days of “normal life” in America.



Jul 16 12:46

Psychologists adjusted ethics code to Pentagon & CIA post 9/11 torture – report

The US’s leading professional psychologists’ organization helped justify CIA and Pentagon torture programs

Jul 16 12:45

It begins: Liberals and LGBT activists set their sights on Christian Churches in call to remove tax exempt status

In the weeks since the historic Supreme Court ruling that recognized same-sex marriage as a “fundamental right” many leftist commentators and LGBT activists have turned their sights on Christians.

Jul 16 12:42

Hate Crime? Professor calls for arresting Americans who display Confederate flag

In the weeks since the horrific mass shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that killed nine people there has been an increasingly Orwellian move to remove and ban all things connected to the Civil War South.

Jul 16 12:39

Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses. This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto Rico’s 73 billion dollar debt is “not payable,” and a special adviser that was recently appointed to help straighten out the island’s finances said that it is “insolvent” and will totally run out of cash very shortly. At this point, Puerto Rico’s debt is approximately 15 times larger than the per capita median debt of the 50 U.S. states. Yes, the Greek debt crisis is larger, as Greece currently owes about $350 billion to the rest of the planet. But only about $14 billion of that total is owed to U.S. financial institutions. But with Puerto Rico, things are very different. Just about the entire 73 billion dollar debt is owed to U.S. financial institutions, and this could potentially cause massive problems for some extremely leveraged Wall Street firms.



Jul 16 12:12

Chattanooga police: Shooting situation is ‘over’; police officer, 4 military members reportedly shot

Several Tennessee media outlets reported the alleged gunman is dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is already feeling like another staged op.

Jul 16 12:10

Capitalism Has Become Socially Dysfunctional

If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into debts that they cannot service or repay and then use the IMF and World Bank as looting mechanisms and reduce the indebted countries to penury.

Jul 16 12:08

Micro-Apartments Are Coming to the Midwest

Des Moines doesn’t have a reputation for being particularly hip … or space-constrained. In this city of a bit more than 200,000 people, you can buy a three-bedroom house for less than $150,000 and find yourself a short drive from acres of rolling farmland. The local culture blog is called Des Moines Is Not Boring—a pretty good indication that it very well might be.

That makes the city a surprising place to find a growing market for micro-apartments—an imprecise term describing units that are smaller than traditional studios.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But cost three times as much!

Because, after all, those money-junkies want mile-wide lawns around their palaces!

(ahem)

When the great plagues erupted in Europe, they spread like wildfire because the cramped living conditions of the poor made it easy for the fleas that carried the illness to hop from one person to the next to the next to the next. It appears as the world descends into a new feudal age that we may be repeating the same mistakes with the same potential outcome!

Jul 16 11:57

Germany Wastes No Time, Puts Greece "For Sale" On Craigslist

Jul 16 11:54

While Gun Permits Increase, Murder Rate Drops: “Refutes Argument That More Guns Lead to More Violence”

As gun ownership and the number of concealed carry permits have soared under President Obama, who has been dubbed history’s greatest gun salesman, new statistics show that the murder rate has dropped significantly during the same period.

While the well-funded gun control lobby has attempted to an image of increased violence among populations where guns are prevalent, reality has repeatedly demonstrated that guns prevent crimes, not only lowering the rate of homicides and violent crimes, but deterring general crime as well.

Perhaps the latest Crime Prevention Research Center numbers will end the debate once and for all, and curb the bunk arguments gun grabbers have used to fuel their disarmament campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time to bring up Al Gore to claim guns cause global warming! :)

Jul 16 11:53

The Dukes of Hazard [ Politically Correct ].mpg

Jul 16 11:41

Official: Scale Of UK Child Abuse Is Epidemic

The scale of child abuse in Britain reaches far beyond what anyone consuming mainstream news had thought possible – including local authorities, a police report finally confirms.

Jul 16 11:39

Retired General: Drones Create More Terrorists Than They Kill, Iraq War Helped Create ISIS

Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, a top intelligence official in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says in a forthcoming interview on Al Jazeera English that the drone war is creating more terrorists than it is killing. He also asserts that the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create the Islamic State and that U.S. soldiers involved in torturing detainees need to be held legally accountable for their actions.

Jul 16 11:36

U.S. let Yemen’s anti-terrorism equipment sit in warehouse — for eight years

In the latest tale of the war on terror gone awry, the U.S. government allowed military equipment purchased with taxpayer money to help Yemen’s security forces defeat Islamist extremists to sit unused inside a Virginia warehouse for a stunning eight years.

Even as the pro-U.S. government in Yemen was teetering and eventually overthrown by Islamist rebels in recent months, the Obama administration was unable to get the 200 parcels of equipment dislodged from its storage space and sent to its ally, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm for Congress.

Jul 16 11:35

Who NOT to vote for : Goldman Bankers Are Jeb Bush’s Top Backers for White House

Important people at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. want Jeb Bush to be the next U.S. president. And they’re giving him a lot of money to make it happen.

Jul 16 11:34

McDonald's franchisees are terrified for the future

"At least half of the operators in my region are on the verge of collapse," one franchisee wrote in response to the survey. "With minimum wage for fast-food workers potentially increasing to incredibly high levels, we are facing a crisis situation. "

Another said: "The operators sit on a cliff right now. With sales going in the wrong direction, all must be conservative in our decisions. It will take only one bad decision to put any operator down and out."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

McDonald's already made the bad decision when they value engineered their food to the point of undigestibility at the same time they tried to rebrand as upscale to compete with Starbuck's.

But of course it's just easier to drop the blame on workers who want a decent living wage ... so they can eat at McDonald's!

Jul 16 11:27

Greece: PM Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing Sellout to Creditors, Syriza Sharply Divided

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned after being pushed out – replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos.

After leaving, he said he’s no longer under “incredible pressure to negotiate for a position I find difficult to defend…”

He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”

Paying dominant bankers and large creditors like Germany alone matters – no matter the pain and suffering inflicted on millions of Greeks helpless against the war on their well-being.

Make no mistake. What’s happening in Greece signifies what’s ongoing throughout Europe, America, Canada, and other countries, heading for getting much worse – ending social justice to enrich monied interests more than ever, and at the same time, destroy what remains of democratic rights. Financial tyranny rules!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tsipras ran on a platform opposed to austerity, backed up by the recent referendum, sold out his party and his people to the money-junkies and is now executing a Stalinist purge against members of his own party still supporting those principles on which Tsipras campaigned!

This is why no politician can be trusted, ever, other than to do what they are paid to do by their masters in the banks.

During the French Revolution, the bankers went to the Guillotine long before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

That was not merely by chance!


Jul 16 11:12

WHY THE US FED GOV JUST CAN NOT SAY NO TO WAR

I urge anyone who reads this to watch the video above called All Wars Are Bankers Wars that will reinforce my stance and opinion into a more digestible understanding of the how and why and greed and inhumanity, as there is far more going on here than I can put into this already over lengthy op-ed and I will now explain why and how we keep the wars going and in doing so make a small cartel of banksters richer… for here is the crux of it all and HERE is an example of exactly how I understand what happens…

Jul 16 11:10

NOAA BEX - International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmestyear on record

Climate markers continue to show global warming trend

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yessiree-bob, humans are warming the Earth, unemployment is only 5.6%, Obamacare works, the economy will be fine if you just spend more money, Saddam had nukes, and the Greek people are lazy idiots who deserve what they got!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 16 11:09

Scammers hit APPLE users with crash warnings

iPhone and iPad users have reported receiving pop-up notifications telling them that their software has crashed and that they must dial a support helpline to fix it. -- Scammers have targeted Safari, the default web browser for iOS devices, telling users in the US to ring the helpline and pay between $19 and $80 to fix it.

Jul 16 11:09

Iran’s First Post-Shah President Says Iran’s Theocracy Is ‘Despotic’

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the Sorbonne-educated economist who was the first post-Shah President of Iran — from 4 February 1980 until he was impeached by parliament on 21 June 1981 for his performance as Commander-in-Chief during the Iran-Iraq War — was interviewed July 15th by Nathan Gardels of Huffington Post, and referred to Iran’s theocracy as “despotic.” He said that the deal the Obama Administration has worked out with Iran “is a capitulation to outside powers by the regime of the ayatollahs that has brought this fate upon the Iranian people.”

Jul 16 11:04

Chefs Are Now Trying Out The New "Bacon Seaweed" Discovery

OSU researchers have been working on a strain of dulse seaweed for 15 years that looks like a translucent red lettuce. Sort of bacon-y all in its own right. But when cooked the protein does taste like bacon.

Jul 16 11:00

Your photos: It's been a cold week [in Australia]

If you were in the Albury Wodonga area and felt extra cold on Wednesday, you would have been right. The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed it was the coldest day on record in twenty years.

Jul 16 11:00

Paul Wetzl’s Weather Blog: The cold facts about July

My forecast for tonight (July 15th into the 16th) has a near record low temperature in it. We will dip into the upper 40’s in spots. This sparked my interest in wondering how cold it has been in recorded history during the month of July. Here is what I came up with.

Jul 16 10:58

States brace for second cold snap

The coldest weather in over three decades will bring snow to northern NSW and southern Queensland in the next 24 hours, Sky News Weather Chief Meterologist Tom Saunders says.

Jul 16 10:49

Israel Intends BlitzkriegAgainst Iran Nuclear Deal

It's got most House and Senate members convinced. It's working on others directly and through its Lobby - applying their usual heavy-handed pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All Israel can do is take the US out of the agreement with Iran, thereby proving once again to the rest of the world that Washington DC is a puppet ruler ruling this nation for Tel Aviv. What will then happen is that the other members of the P5 will make their own deals with Iran, and it will be the US caught on the outside, cut off from Iranian oil and markets.

Jul 16 10:47

Protests Erupt in Athens As Greece Approves Eurozone Bailout

TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to protestors in Athens, Greece about why they oppose the $96 billion dollar Eurozone bailout the Greek Parliament passed late Wednesday by a vote of 229 to 64

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Jul 16 10:44

Republicans have more allegiance to Israel than US: Analyst

“Almost all Republicans are beholden to Israel; they have more allegiance to… Israel than they have to their own country, the United States,” Henderson told Press TV on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So are the Democrats!

Jul 16 10:43

Immigrant convicted of attempted murder released, now charged with stabbing woman to death

A Haitian immigrant who was released from prison in January after serving a sentence for attempted murder is back in custody on a murder charge in the death of a Connecticut woman last month.

Jul 16 10:24

Report: Vets’ Disability Claims Ended Up In Shred Bins

The latest embarrassing episode for the Veterans Affairs Department comes alongside questions surrounding 240,000 deceased veterans on agency medical waiting lists and worries from senators that physician credentialing problems in Arizona may stop cancer treatments for veterans there.

Jul 16 10:23

Greek riots: Petrol bombs thrown in Athens as Greece votes through austerity reforms - live video stream

The bill fuelled anger in the governing Syriza party and led to a revolt by its members against the prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who has insisted the deal was the best he could do to prevent Greece from catastrophically crashing out of Europe's joint currency.

The vote came after an anti-austerity demonstration by about 12,000 protesters outside parliament degenerated into violence as the debate was getting under way on Wednesday night.

Riot police battled youths who hurled petrol bombs for about an hour before the clashes died down.

Demonstrations are continuing today as Greece seeks urgent relief from European lenders.

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Jul 16 10:22

Violence in Athens After Painful Bailout Deal Passed

Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout program, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year.

The vote, vital to unlocking emergency financing from European partners as early as Thursday, left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras weakened by a revolt in his leftist Syriza party but clinging to power for now.

Jul 16 10:16

Netanyahu rebukes UK’s Hammond for ‘failure of diplomacy’ on Iran

PM hits back at visiting British foreign secretary, who on Wednesday claimed there was no deal that would have been ‘welcomed in Tel Aviv’

Jul 16 10:15

Now open for public test drive: GoodGopher.com search engine filters out media propaganda and government disinfo

The world's first anti-propaganda search engine is now open for a 24-hour public test drive. GoodGopher.com, dubbed "the search engine for truth seekers," filters out mainstream media propaganda and government disinformation, favoring independent media websites, blogs and reference sites.

Jul 16 09:52

Iran Deal Heads Toward Showdown With Adelson’s GOP

The Iran nuclear deal announced in Vienna yesterday means that the tough international negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran are finally over. But now attention shifts to the 60-day period during which Congress has the option of voting to approve or disapprove the agreement or doing nothing at all. A resolution of disapproval, as Obama most recently warned yesterday, will provoke a presidential veto. At that point, the question will be whether the opponents can muster the necessary two-thirds of members in both chambers of Congress to override, effectively killing by far the most promising development in U.S.-Iranian relations since the 1979 revolution.

Jul 16 09:48

Guy Threatens To Shoot Out With Sheriff

Guy posts a video saying he will be in a standoff with the Sheriff's department in Michigan due to a pending eviction, and he fully expects to be killed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See the article about the 1968 Credit River Case below.

Jul 16 09:47

Scientist Who Analyzed Dust From 9/11 Attacks Dies Suddenly

Environmental scientist Paul J. Lioy, whose work focused on the health effects of the dust produced by 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, died suddenly at the age of 68 at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The cause of Lioy’s death has yet to be determined, according to his wife Jean Lioy.

Jul 16 09:46

God-Like Power: US Takes Way of Destruction to Come Out on Top

Pursuing its global domination goal the United States has obviously chosen the wrong path: instead of facilitating growth of the world's nations, Washington has taken the way of destruction.

Jul 16 09:46

US Military Coup for Euro Meltdown?

The capitulation of the Greek government to Berlin-led finance capital is a daunting watershed moment. It marks the “disciplining” of the wider European electorate under corporatist financier rule. What is happening in Greece is a forerunner for other European Union states.

Jul 16 09:45

US First Lady Spends $363,000 on China Trip Travel Expenses - Watchdog

US Department of the Air Force records reveal that First Lady Michelle Obama has spent $363,000 in taxpayer’s money on a trip to see China’s most popular landmarks, the watchdog Judicial Watch reported.

Jul 16 09:45

White House Cuts 2015 GDP Outlook By 33%

Despite President Obama's hubris over the 'recovery', his crowing about the jobs record, and his insistence that while "there's more to be done," everything is awesome, The White House just took the meat-cleaver to its US economic growth forecasts...cutting 2015 growth from 3% to 2%. That was not all though as their forecasts see no recession until at least 2025, unemployment under 5.0% for at least the next decade, stable inflation for 10 years, and last but not least - a 3-month T-Bill rate of over 3% within the next few years.

Jul 16 09:39

AIPAC Vs THE WORLD

AIPAC called on Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not meet critical markers that the influential pro-Israel lobby outlined in recent weeks. But the liberal Jewish Middle East lobby J Street announced a multimillion-dollar campaign to support the agreement.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee made its case against in a statement Wednesday delivered after President Barack Obama conducted a news conference of more than an hour defending the deal achieved a day earlier.

Jul 16 09:39

Who Will Bail Out Humanity If The GMO Evangelists Win?

The pro-GMO lobby likes to think it has the monopoly on truth. Anyone questioning its creed is attacked and smeared. GM Supporters claim to be big on science and peer review. While mouthing slogans about science and its pivotal role in steering the GM debate, they rely on unscientific tactics and polemics to promote their cause. They censor and distort scientific research and attack and smear scientists and others who criticise the pro-GMO establishment and the efficacy of or need for this technology. They also forward bogus claims based on the (inept – see this) studies they cite (see this, this and this to read about the points made here).

Jul 16 09:23

Officer Injured in "Active Shooter" Incident at Navy Recruiting Center

One officer has been injured in an incident that happened at the Naval Recruitment Center near Riverside Park and Amnicola Highway.

Mayor Andy Berke tweeted, "Horrific incident in our community. We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected." Berke confirmed to CNN that one officer has been hurt. Right now we don't know the extent of the officer's injuries.

The U.S. Navy tweeted they are investigating the incident.

A Binswanger glass employee nearby confirms to NewsChannel 9 that police told him that they are working on investigating an "active shooter" in the area.

Jul 16 09:18

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Time for a repost. Please feel free to copy and post everywhere.

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Jul 16 09:01

S. Africa condemns free propaganda trips to Israel

On July 12, South Africa’s deputy minister of traditional affairs, Obed Bapela, condemned the South Africa Israel Forum (SAIF) for brainwashing the future leadership of the country by sending them to the Zionist entity via all expenses paid trips. He said the student who participated in these trips, brought ‘shame’ to South Africa. He accused SAIF being part of Israeli campaign to distort ruling ANC’s stand on occupied Palestine.

Jul 16 09:01

Iraqi PM hails Iran nuclear deal as 'common will to defeat Daesh'

Iraq's prime minister welcomed the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries on Wednesday. Haider Al-Abadi said that the agreement "is a sign of a common will to end conflict in the region and defeat the Daesh group," using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

"Daesh seeks to drag our region into perpetual conflict," said Al-Abadi on social media. "The Iran deal expresses a common will to bring peace and security to our region."

Jul 16 08:59

Federal Reserve Spies on France

Following last week's eavesdropping reports, WikiLeaks shared new documents with Libération and Mediapart. This time, the new documents reveal that the NSA was spying on France's best performing companies for economic intelligence purposes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The NSA isn't looking for criminals and terrorists. We already proved the NSA cannot break any codes created by real criminals and terrorists. The NSA is spying on law abiding citizens to steal their business secrets, and if they are doing it to the French, they are doing it to YOU!

Jul 16 08:59

America's stock market is shrinking

The number of publicly listed U.S. stocks peaked at a record 7,562 during McGwire's record-setting summer of 1998, according to the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index. Today, there are just 3,812.

So what gives? Simply put, there are more companies disappearing than entering the stock market.

This isn't a trivial problem that only matters to bankers on Wall Street. Not only do investors have fewer options to invest in, but it directly impacts American jobs.

"We're shrinking the stock market. Unless we figure out how to create a lot more startups and a lot more IPOs, the economy is going to continue to generate jobs at lower rates than it should," said David Weild, former vice chairman at Nasdaq who has testified in Congress about capital markets.

Jul 16 08:58

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the spying is not about terror, but about finding reasons to prosecute Americans, all in defiance of the Fourth Amendment!

Jul 16 08:55

BEX ALERT - Taxing Meat To Fight Climate Change

Global climate change threatens to have disastrous consequences for life as we know it. Animal agriculture makes a tremendous contribution to climate change. While largely ignored in the policy arena, in recent years, scientists have suggested a tax on meat to begin to address this issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government swindles you by making up imaginary threats and selling you equally imaginary solutions to them.

Jul 16 08:51

Wisconsin governor strips workers’ wage protections

With the stroke of a pen, Wisconsin’s governor passed a two-year spending bill which also strikes down a key wage protection law. The prevailing wage law ensured government contract workers were paid comparable rates in any given industry.

“With this budget, taxpayers come first,” said Republican Governor Scott Walker announcing the passage of his $72.7 billion biennial budget.

Jul 16 08:51

NSA document: Israeli special forces assassinated top Syrian military official

Evidence has emerged from leaked US signals intelligence intercepts that Israeli special forces were responsible for assassinating a senior Syrian military official who was a close adviser to President Bashar al-Assad.

Brig Gen Mahmoud Suleiman was shot dead on a beach near the northern Syrian port of Tartus in August 2008. The Guardian reported at the time that the seaside murder was perpetrated by a sniper firing from a yacht moored offshore.

Israel has never commented publicly on suspicions that it was involved. But newly revealed secret US intelligence documents state as a fact that Israeli special forces killed the general.

Jul 16 08:50

Lebanon: Israeli drone crashes in port of Tripoli

An unmanned Israeli reconnaissance drone crashed in the waters near northern Lebanon's port of Tripoli Saturday, the Lebanese army and a security official said.

In a statement, the army said the drone crashed at 8.30 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) Saturday. It gave no other details but published photos that showed the aircraft largely intact in the waters and then on land after it was taken out.

It had a Jewish Star of David and Hebrew writing on it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It should be pointed out that up near Tripoli there are no Hezbollah. So what is Israel spying on the Sunni Muslims for?

Jul 16 08:46

Blame the Banks

One of the first lessons I was taught on Wall Street was, “Know who the fool is.” That was the gist of it. The more detailed description, yelled at me repeatedly was, “Know who the fucking idiot with the money is and cram as much toxic shit down their throat as they can take. But be nice to them first.”

When I joined in Salomon Brothers in ‘93, Japanese customers (mostly smaller banks and large industrial companies) were considered the fool. My first five years were spent constructing complex financial products, ones with huge profit margins for us—“toxic waste” in Wall Street lingo—to sell to them. By the turn of the century many of those customers had collapsed, partly from the toxic waste we sold them, partly from all the other crazy things they were buying.

Jul 16 08:45

Liberia Confirms 2nd Ebola Death in Resurgent Outbreak

A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease in the West African nation, an official said Wednesday.

The woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah told The Associated Press. Three other confirmed cases are being treated in Monrovia, he said.

Jul 16 08:42

‘If I was Iran, I would build the bomb’: Media mogul Kim Dotcom speaks out on nukes

Megaupload founder, media mogul Kim Dotcom has posted on Twitter about the latest events in the US-Iran nuclear deal. He wrote: “If I was Iran, I would build the bomb. It's the best insurance available to keep the US and Israel from invading.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree. Look how many nations the US and Israel have invaded, drone struck, bombed, or overthrow who did NOT have a nuclear deterrent!

Jul 16 08:24

EDUCATION Public High School Teacher Develops Curriculum to Teach White People About Their ‘Boot’ of Racism

In light of recent tragedies across the country that have sparked impassioned debates on race relations, a public high school teacher in Seattle has developed curriculum to teach “White America” about racism.

Jul 16 08:03

Benjamin Netanyahu to Lester Holt: Iran Nuclear Deal Poses Threat to U.S., Israel

The landmark Iran nuclear deal poses a threat to both Israel and the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News' Lester Holt on Wednesday.

"We think this is not only a threat to us. We think this is a threat to you as well," Netanyahu said, a day after Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., reached the historic agreement. "Iran has killed more Americans than anyone other than al Qaeda."

"They're going to get hundreds of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine," he added.

Jul 16 08:03

Michael Rivero: "Israel, Not Iran Is The Only Nuclear Threat In The Middle East."

Jul 16 08:01

Veteran died and lay undiscovered in his house for 4 months, says sister

She said her brother died of a heart attack sometime in January, and she believes his heart failed because of severe weight loss caused by medication he had been taking.
His body wasn't found until police entered his home in mid-May

Jul 16 07:59

NBC Dares Mention Climate in Spread of Lyme Disease, But Not Who Created Lyme Disease

Climate change is apparently encouraging the spread of Lyme disease, and a report by NBC News dares to say so. This may seem like a fresh breath of honest sanity in a media context in which even the weather reports usually avoid the topic of human global destruction.

However, another topic is clearly still off limits: the topic of who created Lyme disease.

Who created it is not in any real doubt. The facts have been well reported and never refuted.

The relevance of the disease's creators to this and numerous other news reports about Lyme disease is indisputable. If you're going to report on what's facilitating the disease's spread, you should report on what started it, and how it was intentionally created to spread and why.

Jul 16 07:56

General Mills Closing West Chicago Plant

Jul 16 07:33

Silver Physical Defaults Coming

Jul 16 07:18

IMMIGRATION INVASION: ONLY TRUMP SPEAKS UP FOR AMERICANS

Donald Trump shook up all presidential candidates with a stand against illegal immigration. Ironically, all of the democratic and republican candidates failed our Constitution in the past—and if you like to bet—those same candidates on both sides of the aisle would continue to allow the invasion of our country.

For the first time in eight years, we celebrate a red blooded, true-blue American running for the office of the president.

He’s against illegal immigration. He promised to bring the hammer down on illegals, their employers and Mexico itself. He demands better trade deals from China. He put other nations on notice. That’s why Trump now leads in the polls, which created a snit in the mainstream media and everyone feeding off the trough of illegal and legal immigration.

Jul 16 07:18

Rivlin mediating between Netanyahu, Herzog over possible unity government

Sources say talks between Likud and Zionist Union have been underway for several weeks, but have gained momentum after Iran nuclear deal.

Jul 16 07:18

Israel strikes Gaza targets after rocket fired at Ashkelon area

No injuries reported after projectile lands in open area near Ashkelon overnight; Israeli Air Force strikes Gaza 'terror infrastructure' targets in response.

Jul 16 07:17

Obama buries Gaza under Iran nuclear deal

The deal between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program lifts an ominous shadow from a region already ravaged by bloodshed and conflict.

The specter of another ideological, US-led war on the pretext, once again, of eliminating phantom weapons of mass destruction recedes with this agreement. For that, the Iranian people and all humanity should breathe a sigh of relief.

Today US President Barack Obama held a press conference in Washington to promote the deal in the face of outright rejectionism from many members of Congress and Israel.

Jul 16 07:16

Israelis share photos of children demanding death to “terrorists”

Though Israel already has a death penalty option on the books, a death sentence hasn’t been carried out since the hanging of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1962. The true purpose of the bill was not the death penalty, it was racist incitement catering to the right-wing chauvinism surging through the Israeli Jewish public after reaching its peak during last summer’s brutal assault on Gaza.

Jul 16 07:07

Australia Getting Slammed With Cold And Snow

Jul 16 07:05

Brussels prepares to release emergency loan to get Greece through July

Alexis Tsipras's grip on power suffers a blow with 32 of his own MPs rebelling as the Greek parliament votes in favour of new austerity measure against a backdrop of violence on the streets of Athens

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Jul 16 07:02

Deadly, drug-resistant superbugs now being found in meat products

While it's possible that meat could have been imported and could therefore cause bacterial cross-contamination, or that contamination from humans could occur during packaging, the researchers of this study suggest that the more likely origin is from animals. Specifically, it's thought that the potentially deadly bacteria develop in animals through the use of antibiotics which are often overused to keep livestock infections at bay.

Jul 16 06:51

Totalitarian medicine: Medical boards threaten to destroy careers of doctors who question Big Pharma propaganda

The American Medical Association (AMA) is upping the ante in pursuit of total control over the medical industry. Outraged that acclaimed physicians like Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show would dare to speak on national television about issues that go untouched by many conventional doctors, the AMA has proposed new "ethical and professional guidelines" for physicians that threaten to censor doctors who deviate from what the AMA deems as medical gospel.

Jul 16 06:50

Over 270,000 meals binned in Lincolnshire hospitals, report claims

More than one in five hospital meals were left uneaten and thrown in the bin in Lincolnshire over the past 12 months, according to new figures.

Jul 16 06:34

Windows 10: you'll get UPDATES LIKE IT or NOT – unless you have Enterprise Edition

Microsoft's intention is that users will be always up-to-date, not only with security patches, but also with feature updates.

This makes it easier for the company to keep pace with changing technology, and provides developers with a more consistent target for applications.

The downside is that feature upgrades can potentially break applications, or drivers for peripherals such as printers and scanners. Those who value stability above having the latest features may prefer to install security updates only.

Windows 10 does allow this, but only for businesses running the Enterprise Edition of Windows.

Jul 16 06:25

Can We Stop the Feds From Reading Our Opened Emails and Social Media Messages?

If you've opened an email or social media message that's over 6 months old, it's a possibility that some agent has too - even from the IRS!

How do we turn things around?

Jul 16 04:39

The World Rebukes Netanyahu

In a rare rebuke to his bullying, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stop the United States and five other world powers from reaching an agreement to constrain but not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Netanyahu still is dominating how the U.S. public and congressional debate is being framed, with Iran accused of regional “aggression” in four countries.

There is little truth and much exaggeration to Netanyahu’s depiction of what is going on in the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. mainstream media mindlessly reprises Netanyahu’s falsehoods...

Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression,” which is now becoming a conventional-wisdom talking point in Official Washington, was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. But Iran has not invaded any of the four countries that Netanyahu cited.

Jul 16 00:14

Red Head banned from a flight for being too pale


Grace Wain denied for being too Scottish to fly

Jul 16 00:12

Ohio County Commission Goes Into Closed Session to Discuss Security Altercation With PINAC Correspondent, Mainstream Reporters Told: Keep Out

citizen and PINAC Correspondent Mike Skidmore has languished in the Richland County jail since the incident caught in a viral video this past Wednesday night.

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Man faces felonious assault charge in courthouse fight,
but who started the fight?
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July 15, 2015

Jul 15 22:02

Why Palestinians Fight Back - The Logic of Life and Death in Gaza

Another row is brewing between Israel and the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, over the release of Avraham Mengitsu, an Israeli citizen who, according to Israeli military sources, ‘slipped into Gaza’ on September 7, 2014.

The circumstances of Mengitsu’s entry into Gaza remain unclear, especially since Hamas’ political leader, Khaled Mashaal, denied that the military wing of Hamas is holding the Israeli citizen.

Jul 15 21:58

Greece as a Euro ‘Economic Protectorate’

With Greece having agreed late last week to virtually all the Euro finance ministers’ prior demands for concessions, Euro ministers meeting in Brussels over the weekend, July 11-12, were expected to focus on discussing the terms for Greece’s debt restructuring in exchange for the latest Greek concessions. That is what Greek negotiators apparently expected—i.e. before the ministers’ hardline German-led faction raised further demands on Greece and ‘moved the negotiating goalposts’ yet again, to use a sports analogy, by proposing even more onerous requirements for a deal at Saturday’s July 11 finance ministers meeting.

Jul 15 21:54

A Nation Torn: Greece Grapples With 'Humiliating' Austerity Deal

"The scene in Athens is explosive," King's College London professor and Syriza central committee member Stathis Kouvelakis wrote for Jacobin Wednesday afternoon.

Both in and outside of Greek Parliament, tensions are running high.

A largely peaceful anti-austerity rally was disrupted at one point by an hour-long clash between anti-austerity protesters and police, leading to about 50 arrests.

Jul 15 21:44

US/Israeli/Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

In Official Washington’s latest detour from the real world, top pundits are depicting Iran as the chief troublemaker in the Mideast and saying the nuclear deal should hinge on Iranian “behavior.” But the real “behavior” problems come from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

Jul 15 19:06

India ponders home-baked chips for defence and nuke plants

India is reportedly pondering a new policy that would see only home-baked silicon used in its military, space program and atomic energy industry.

Sources have told the Times of India that government officials have raised the idea with representatives of the three industries mentioned above. Just why is open to speculation. Russia's decision to replace x86 CPUs with ARM silicon offers one explanation because the exploits of Edward Snowden mean the nation fears back doors in chips designed or built in the USA.

Jul 15 19:04

Did MARS once have OCEANS? Curiosity discovers continental crust

NASA's nuclear-powered Curiosity rover has aimed its ChemCam laser at some unusually light-coloured rocks on Mars and discovered surprising similarities between them and the rocks of Earth's granitic continental crust.

Jul 15 18:25

AIPAC: Anti-Iranian Propaganda at Congress

There is no evidence re the leading state sponsor slur, but let's not get distracted by it. How do tougher inspections than ever faced by any country FACILITATE anything other than Iran's ability to refute slander and libel? The inspections worked in Iraq. Inspections work very well. The only reason anything is missing from these inspections is past US resistance to universal standards that would have required the US to face surprise inspections itself, and U.S. abuse of inspections in Iraq to spy on and seek to overthrow the Iraqi government.

Jul 15 18:23

Toyota starts to recall Prius models over sudden stop bug

Toyota says 177 Prius vehicles sold in New Zealand may be affected by a software fault identified in more than 600,000 cars worldwide.

Jul 15 18:16

Obama calls for criminal justice reform in system ‘skewed by race and wealth’

President Barack Obama is leading a drive for a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system. He wants a federal review of solitary confinement, voting rights restored to former felons, and Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year’s end.

Jul 15 18:01

Tour de France anti-Semitic?

Jul 15 17:10

Taxpayer service hits new low at IRS as ‘Obamacare’ kicks in

Hello? Hello? Customer service at the IRS hit new lows this year, just as taxpayers were grappling with a wave of identity theft and new requirements under President Barack Obama’s health law.

Jul 15 17:03

Thomas Jefferson Warned Us…

Centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson gave the American people this warning: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” -- Central banks (all over the world), are apparently using this method of conquest…

Jul 15 16:04

California Enacts Vaccine Law That Forces Parents to Choose Between Human Rights and Civil Rights

From flash to bang, it took the politically powerful corporate, medical trade, and government lobbyists just six months this year to gut the human right to informed consent to medical risk taking and the civil right to a school education in California.

They did it by enacting a new law (SB 277) signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 29, 2015 that denies parents the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccination for religious and conscientious beliefs so their children can attend school.

In order to sign the bill into law, Governor Brown had to abandon his long-standing legislative record as a champion of parental and religious rights and school education.

Jul 15 15:59

BREAKING: Greek Parliament Passes 3rd Bailout Agreement; Tsipras Successful in Securing Cross-Party Votes

The controversial third bailout agreement that was negotiated and agreed to– by force, according to Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras– was passed in the Greek parliament following a tense debate and all-night vote. The deal includes tough reforms and unpopular measures that European creditors have imposed on the people of Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be a run on pitchforks, kerosene, and hemp rope in the Greek hardware stores, I think.

Jul 15 15:52

Greeks Can’t Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

What good is holding gold and silver in a safety deposit box if your bank won’t let you access it?

Jul 15 15:39

Nuclear Agreement With Iran — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy program. The notion pushed by the neoconservatives that Iran only had a nuclear energy program (5% uranium enrichment) in order to hide a nuclear weapons program (95+% enrichment) was always a cover for Washington’s real opposition to Iran and Washington’s real agenda.

Jul 15 15:29

Summer Slump: Americans Aren’t Spending

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