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Aug 17 15:39

Bob Woodward Compares Clinton Emails To Nixon Tapes, Warns "Answers Won't Be Pretty"

"Follow the trail here," veteran Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward told MSNBC, as he compared Hillary Clinton's private email account to the Nixon tapes. As The Hill reports, Woodward concluded that the fight over Clinton’s emails wouldn’t end soon: "This has to go on a long, long time...and the answers are probably not going to be pretty."

Aug 17 15:30

Boom! Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Should Be Going to Prison For What She's Done

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man is fearless, and telling the truth, which is why he is leading in the polls.

Aug 17 15:29

Texas: They do not even aim at soldiers!

US volunteer "Texas" inspects the aftermath of homes hit by ukraine shelling and talks about killing of civilians by ukrainian army...and not only about that...Ukraine shells residential area in Donetsk killing 1 civilian and damaging many houses last night...



Aug 17 15:28

Botched Google Stagefright fix won't be resolved until September

According to security company Rapid7, Google needs to rethink how it patches Android in the wake of initial botched attempts to resolve the Stagefright vulnerability.

The criticism comes as Google itself confirmed users of its Nexus devices – who are the first to get security fixes – won't be fully protected until September.

The Stagefright vulnerability for Android phones creates a means to infect devices simply by sending a booby-trapped MMS message. An estimated 950 million devices that run Android versions 2.2 through 5.1 are at risk. Version 4.1 and later have defences that mitigate, without eliminating, the possibility of a successful attack.

Aug 17 15:21

It's Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid

I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. I was one of those people who could be counted on to argue that, while the country's settlement and occupation policies were anti-democratic and brutal and slow-dose suicidal, the word apartheid did not apply.

Aug 17 15:18

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton's 'hacked' Benghazi emails: FULL RELEASE

On the back of widespread public interest RT has decided to publish in their entirety a series of memos which were allegedly sent from a one-time White House aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Internet, USA, Libya, Hacking

The emails, which were allegedly sent by former political adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were forwarded to RT by a hacker using the alias “Guccifer.”

Guccifer was credited with hacking the AOL email account of Blumenthal last week, though the authenticity of the emails has not been verified.

The purported memos appear to contain sensitive information regarding the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, as well the January 2013 hostage crisis in In Amenas, Algeria.

Blumenthal has been refraining from comments so far. RT reached Blumenthal's son Max, who confirmed that his father will not be making any remarks about the leak.



Aug 17 15:16

EXCLUSIVE: Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, "I used to read [Clinton's] memos... and then do the gardening"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so we have a confirmation Clinton's email server was hacked and classified information exposed.

Aug 17 15:15

Chicago, Los Angeles Police Departments Have Been Using 'Stingrays On Steroids' For Over A Decade

More evidence has surfaced showing local law enforcement agencies are using high-powered surveillance equipment -- equipment originally designed for the military and highly-recommended by the NSA. Ali Winston and the Center for Investigative Reporting have obtained documents showing both Chicago and Los Angeles have used "dirt boxes" (DRT -- Digital Receiver Technology "boxes:" high-powered cell site simulators) since 2005.

Aug 17 15:14

US Military reveals plans to expand drone program by 50 percent, including broader use of mercenaries

The U.S. Pentagon is poised to dramatically increase the deployment of surveillance drones over "global hot spots" such as Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, the South China Sea, and North Africa, as well as expand its capacity for lethal drone strikes, the Wall Street Journal revealed on Monday. Citing exclusive interviews with senior U.S. officials, the WSJ's Gordon Lubold reports that the number of daily flights by aircraft such as MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones will surge an estimated 50 percent. Further, the expanded drone program will "draw on the Army, as well as Special Operations Command and government contractors," in addition to the U.S. Air Force, which currently carries out most of the operations for the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency.

Aug 17 15:07

Kim Kardashian paid to promote prescription drugs

The FDA sent Kim Kardashian a warning letter last week, demanding that she remove an Instagram post in which she endorsed a bottle of Diclegis morning sickness pills but failed to mention any of the potential side effects associated with the product. Kardashian is a paid promoter of the product, which is made by Duchesnay USA. Her post "misleadingly fails to provide material information about the consequences that may result from the use of the drug and suggests that it is safer than has been demonstrated," according to the FDA.



Aug 17 15:05

Savannah River Site on lockdown

According to Savannah River Site officials, a potential security event is in progress that has triggered emergency response activities at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.

Site barricades are currently closed to incoming traffic. There is no indication of a consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries.

Officials with SRS said the lock down was declared after electronic and canine scans of a vendor delivery truck indicated a possibility of explosive residue on the truck. Law enforcement agencies from South Carolina and Georgia were called and are on the scene to assist the site security contractor.

Aug 17 14:46

Cop Attacks Woman on Facebook After She Posted Video of Fellow Cop Beating Handcuffed Man

According to the Miami New Times:

Smith herself says that she was threatened by officers with arrest if she didn’t stop recording the incident even though it is perfectly legal to record police actions in public.

“That was the officer trying to grab my phone,” Smith told Local 10. “He snatched my arm, so I snatched back.”

After Smith captured the video and escaped the cops’ harassment, she uploaded it to her facebook page. The video then went super viral.

Eventually, Fraternal Order of Police Union President, Javier Ortiz, would become aware of the video. Instead of apologizing for the officer’s actions or say that he would look into the incident, Ortiz justified the violence and lashed out at Smith in a scathing post.

Aug 17 14:02

Hedge Fund Billionaire Bets It All On Gold



Aug 17 13:57

11,000 DPR civilians live on disengagement line under fire

"On the average, 11,500 people reside on the disengagement line," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Zhukovsky as saying. "Over the past three days, 60 people wishing to resettle from shelled districts to a safer place have turned to us," the official said.
"Over the past five days, the situation in our district has considerably deteriorated. It is similar to January-February, when the Ukrainian army delivered massive fire at us. We focused all forces on resettling to safe districts. Some 2,000 people are in line," he said.
OSCE says east Ukraine shelled by Grad rocket launchers http://tass.ru/en/world/814916

Aug 17 13:32

The Clintons Earned $28 Million Last Year

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently release financial information about her and her husband’s, former President Bill Clinton, earnings last year.

Aug 17 13:31

Interim CEO at Toshiba Takes 90% Pay Cut

Amid the accounting scandal at Toshiba, the new interim CEO, Masashi Muromachi, will take a 90% pay cut.

Aug 17 13:31

At least 27 killed in Bangkok blast

At least 27 people, including several foreigners, have been killed in an explosion in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, the Nation TV channel reported on Monday.

The bomb exploded at the Erawan Hindu shrine, a popular tourist site in central Bangkok.

At least 80 people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital, police told TASS.

Thailand's Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said the attack "intended to destroy the economy and tourism" in the country.

Aug 17 13:31

Clinton Aide’s Reminder: Media Has No “Undo” Button

In a recent interview, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign aide, Jennifer Palmieri, gave a reminder that once something is published in today’s media, there’s no “undo” button.



Aug 17 13:29

If People in This Country Cared as Much About Our Government Screwing Us Over as They Do About Sports…

Check this out. This is a video titled, “Social Experiment: Sports Rivalry Boston vs. New York PUNCHED IN FACE!” via HammyTV on YouTube. It shows a man walking down the street wearing a Yankees jersey in Boston and how he gets generally treated like a piece of dirt by people for it.

While the punch at the end is likely totally staged (as many have pointed out in the comments of the video), the rest of it does blatantly illustrate one thing (besides that people can be total jerks to each other for relatively stupid-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things reasons).

As Facebooker Brent Dickey III pointed out in sharing the vid, “If people cared as much about their government selling out their sovereignty and rights as they do useless bullsh*t like sports we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in.”

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Aug 17 13:28

Was a Major Air Traffic Control Center Near Washington Just Hacked?

Just yesterday, The New York Times reported that a “technical problem” an an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Virginia near Washington was responsible for 462 flight delays and 476 cancellations at airports all over the East Coast this weekend.

The Air Route Traffic Control Center is one of 22 in the country. According to Wikipedia, this particular center covers the Washington/Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas just to name a few. It handles some five million flights a year and is the third busiest air traffic control center in the U.S.

Throughout the story, NYT continually refers to the “problem”. Other outlets covering the story called it a “malfunction” or a “glitch”. The FAA’s official Facebook page referred to it as an “automation problem” to be more specific.

At the time of writing this, they are still “continuing to diagnose the cause” of the “problem”.

So… is it another hack?

Aug 17 13:26

The search for the wreckage of the plane MH370 officially discontinued

As reports "Interfax" with reference to French TV and the Prefecture of the island, for the last 10 days military aircraft, two helicopters and a patrol ship of the French gendarmerie could not find anything that would be of interest to investigate the disappearance of the "Boeing 777", which disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying on the route Kuala Lumpur-Beijing.



Aug 17 13:24

Russian plane evacuated 87 Russian, Syrian and CIS citizens from Latakia

The Emergencies Ministry aircraft delivered more than 20 tonnes of humanitarian cargo - food products, including canned meat, fish and milk products, and daily necessities - to the port city of Latakia in north-western Syria. The return flight took Russian citizens permanently residing in Syria back to Moscow alongside nationals of other former Soviet countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
"The Il-76 plane is currently flying back from Latakia to Moscow," the spokesman said, adding that: "Some 87 people willing to leave the conflict zone are on board the plane, including 54 Russian citizens, twelve citizens of Syria and ten of Ukraine, as well as citizens of Belarus and Kazakhstan."
In late February, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said at a meeting with Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), that Russia would continue bringing humanitarian aid to the people of Syria.

Aug 17 13:22

Mainstream Media Asks: Should Police Shoot at Moving Cars?

With so many unarmed citizens, especially teens lately, being shot and killed by officers while the people are in their vehicles, local 10 news in Tampa is now asking “Should Police Shoot at Moving Cars?”

For the record, it’s a pathetic day in society where that’s a question our agenda-driven, bought-and-paid-for media is asking.

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Aug 17 13:17

Yemeni People Vow to Give Harsh Response to Saudi Invaders

Yemeni people gathered in downtown Dhamar city to express support for their revolutionary leader, Abdulmalik al-Huthi, and to stress that Riyadh is to receive their full-fledged response if it continues its aggression against their country.

Aug 17 13:15

The bloodiest terror attack: bombs in Bangkok were intended for foreign tourists

Victims and injured could be much more if worked other explosive devices left behind by the attackers in the same area.

Aug 17 13:00

US Sliding Into Vietnam-Style War in Ukraine – Stephen Cohen

The United States is sliding into a Vietnam-style war in Ukraine, Professor Stephen F. Cohen warns, suggesting that Washington and Kiev are potentially planning to force the breakaway Donbass regions out of Ukraine.

Aug 17 12:56

MEGA BEX ALERT - Report: All Out War As Russia Prepares To Deploy 50,000 Troops To Ukraine: “Cities Burning, Hundreds Dead”

Other sources note that as many as 50,000 Russian military personnel have massed either inside of Ukraine or directly on its border, with heavy armor, including T-90A tanks making their way to the hot zones:

Ukrainian activists on August 14-15 published photos of the Russian amour on their Facebook page. Military authorities in Ukraine believe the number of Russian troops within and close to its borders has risen to more than 50,000, raising fears of a substantial escalation in the conflict raging in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Normally shtfplan is a bit more careful with vetting their sources. Basically this entire claim of "Russian Aggression" is based on social media posts identified as coming from Kiev.

Putin isn't stupid enough to cross the border into Ukraine. He knows that is what NATO and the US want; a real bloody war with Russia with which to distract the people of Europe and the US from the economic melt-down their respective governments have caused.

Aug 17 12:54

Russophobia Dates to Early 1800s, When Russia First Challenged British Empire

It’s not something that started in 1945. The roots of the Cold War and Russophobia run deep in history...

Aug 17 12:54

The Real Story of the Real 'Lord of War' (Viktor Bout)

Far from being a rogue operator the real ‘Lord of War - Viktor Bout, was a US asset that US law enforcement entrapped and burned when he became an embarrassment...

Aug 17 12:53

US Steel Permanently Closing Alabama Plant

Aug 17 12:46

Bass Pro To Lay Off 500 Employees Company-Wide

Aug 17 12:45

Militarycorruption.com exclusive: real danger in Clinton Emails – Huma Abedin/Hillary love story?

PENTAGON COLONEL SAYS SERIOUS CONCERNS OVER HILLARY CLINTON’S ERASED E-MAILS NOT ABOUT FORMER FIRST-LADY’S ALLEGED LESBIAN AFFAIR WITH AIDE HUMA ABEDIN, BUT INVOLVE ABEDIN’S CLOSE TIES TO THE RADICAL MUSLIM
BROTHERHOOD – “THE NATION’S SECURITY COULD BE AT RISK,” HE TELLS MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This feels like a distraction; a modern version of Bill Clinton's stained blue dress, which was used to distract Americans away from the real Whitewater scandal of government-sanctioned gun and drug running through the Clintons' Arkansas.

Aug 17 12:40

IT firm hired by Hillary Clinton: It's 'highly likely' there's a backup of emails she deleted

The IT firm hired by Hillary Clinton to oversee her private server has told ABC it is "highly likely" a backup copy of the server was made, meaning any emails Clinton deleted before she handed the server over to investigators may still be accessible.

Being able to access the deleted emails via a backup server would most likely make investigators' job much easier, cybersecurity expert Alex McGeorge of Immunity Inc. told Business Insider on Friday.

"The reason you back up a server is fairly straightforward, and it would be standard practice to do so," McGeorge said.

Aug 17 12:37

Report: State officials hiding extent of classified info on Clinton servers

State Department officials tasked with screening Hillary Clinton's emails for release under the Freedom of Information Act are using exemptions in the transparency law to mask the extent of classified information they encounter.

Intelligence community officials who were brought into the FOIA review process amid concerns over potentially classified material have alerted their inspector general that State FOIA officers are altering classification decisions, according to a report by the Washington Times.

After intelligence officials have flagged parts of emails as classified, State Department employees have instead redacted those same passages under one of nine exemptions permitted under FOIA.

Aug 17 12:36

DARPA sees future in vacuum tubes

In today's world, vacuum tubes or radio valves seem as dead as high button shoes and buggy whips, but DARPA sees them as very much the technology of the future. As part of a new program, the agency is looking to develop new tube designs and manufacturing techniques for use in tomorrow's high-powered communications and radar systems.

Aug 17 12:35

Nearly 70% of physicians say GMO foods should be labeled

One thing is clear regarding the GMO labeling issue. The vast majority of Americans -- more than 90 percent -- are in favor of mandatory labeling laws. A recent poll by a physician's association revealed that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of doctors are also in favor of mandatory GMO food labeling.

The SERMO physician community conducted a poll of its members, asking the question: "Should food manufacturers be required to label products containing GMOs?" Of the 2,097 physicians who responded, 1,422 answered "yes."

Aug 17 12:34

State Dept. uncovers 17,000 missing emails

State Department officials have uncovered 17,855 emails sent between a former Hillary Clinton spokesman and reporters that the agency long claimed did not exist.

The trove was among more than 80,000 emails belonging to Philippe Reines, a Clinton aide, that were discovered on his State Department account, officials said in court filings Aug. 13.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As it turns out, the State Department is sanitizing these emails before turning them over!

Aug 17 12:30

Longtime Iraq War Opponent Jeremy Corbyn Has War Criminal Tony Blair ‘Running Scared’

For some reason, former British PM Tony Blair has fashioned himself into one of the most hated characters of the young 21st century.

Aug 17 12:30

Hillary Clinton's candidacy to be trashed by scandal: Investigative journalist

Lindorff went on to say that Clinton’s “candidacy is going to be trashed. We are seeing how angry Americans are in the impressive support at rallies for Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent so-called socialist candidate from Maine.”

“And even among Republicans, there is a lot of disgust at the narcissism of the candidates, and so that gives the appeal to Donald Trump, who is a sort of clown, but says things that appeal to frustrated Republican voters,” he added.

“So it’s really, really volatile electorate. And Hillary Clinton is losing out,” concluded the author of The Case for Impeachment.

Aug 17 12:29

UN: 12-year-old girl had 'brutal ordeal' in Africa attack

A 12-year-old girl who says she was raped by a U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic went through "a most brutal ordeal," the U.N. children's agency said, and the United Nations pledged again Monday to fully investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and hold perpetrators accountable.

Amnesty International last week accused peacekeepers of the rape, and of the indiscriminate killing of a 16-year-old boy and his father, in separate incidents Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon then fired the head of the peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, an unprecedented action.

Aug 17 12:28

Slow Poison

I was driving north up the coast of California, back to my home in the Bay Area. It was 12 days after Sandra Bland was pulled over and arrested by a police officer in Waller County after failing to signal a lane change. Nine days after she was found dead in her jail cell, a plastic bag wrapped around her neck. It was five days after a police officer pulled over Samuel DuBose for having his front license plate in the glove compartment. Five days after he was shot point blank in the head, safety belt fastened, his hands up. As I drove, I idly brainstormed a new protocol to follow if I were stopped by the police.

Aug 17 12:28

? Is US Policy Toward Russia and Ukraine Falling Apart?

? Growing signs that Europe is no longer united in following DC’s hawkish policies.

Aug 17 12:06

NATO Denies Preparing for War With Russia

Last week, the European Leadership Network (ELN) published a report claiming that NATO and Russia are both making active preparations for full-scale war, citing massive military exercises on the border, and US war-gaming on “sustained” wars in Eastern Europe.

NATO is officially “denying” this, but the rest of their statement reads less like a denial than like an attempt to shift the blame to Russia, insisting all their preparations are response to “Russian aggression,” and that the exercises actually “enhance security in response to growing Russian aggression.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really, we don;t want war. They are MAKING us do it! Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 17 12:04

BEX ALERT - BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing

Mainland Chinese dissidents have handed Natural News the following bombshell story.

The Tianjin explosion, Natural News has learned, was waged as an act of "kinetic retaliation" by the Pentagon in response to China's currency war Yuan devaluation. The Chinese government has put in place unprecedented secrecy surrounding the mysterious explosion, and aggressive police state tactics are now being invoked to control the flow of information surrounding this event.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a growing suspicion that recent major explosions in Russia and China signal the transition from economic war to real war, with sabotage being a principle tool of the former.

However, this story is clearly a "poison the well" piece of propaganda, blending the real concerns of sabotage with this idea of a space-based weapon to make the whole story look ridiculous so that people will not pay attention to any of it.

Previous examples of this "poison the well" tactic include the "fingerprint man" used to wreck Jim Garrison's trial of (later admitted) CIA asset Clay Shaw in the murder of John F. Kennedy, and the "umbrella poison dart gun" used to try to derail the House Select Committee review of the Warren Report (which failed as the House Committee concluded there had been multiple shooters in Dealy Plaza). A more recent vintage of this tactic was the claim that there was no plane at the Pentagon on 9-11, to make anyone doubting the official story look like a kook.

But such propaganda tactics only work when the targeted population do not know they are being propagandized. Once that fact is generally known, a brief study of propaganda methods makes these tricks very obvious and easy to spot.

Aug 17 12:02

The Dollar of mass destruction

The era of the super soft monetary policy of the USA will end this year. Wednesday, July 29, the FED did not raise rates, but hints that it will happen in the coming months, probably in September became even more defined. Among the consequences of a possible collapse in commodity markets, the problems of developing economies.

Aug 17 11:57

SAS troops return to fight in Afghanistan one year after David Cameron said the war was over

SENIOR defence sources say British special forces have bee involved in combat operations in Afghanistan since the was was declared to be over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Those danged Afghanis don't know thy are supposed to be conquered!" -- Number 9 3/4

Aug 17 11:56

Kiev reserves right to return over-100mm-calibre weapons to front line

Ukraine’s authorities reserve the right "in case of a threat" to return to the front line weapons of calibre over 100mm, speaker of the Ukrainian presidential administration on the force operation in Donbass Alexander Motuzyanik told a briefing on Sunday.

He said Kiev had fulfilled the provision of the Minsk agreements on withdrawal of the weapons of the calibre, which, he said, the militia had not done. "Thus, we reserve the right in case of threat to lives and health of our military to return without delays those weapons and use them."

On Friday, August 14, head of Ukraine's National Security Council Alexander Turchinov said Ukraine will impose the martial law if the situation in Donbass aggravates.

Aug 17 11:55

Ukrainian troops shell living quarters in Donetsk

Ukrainian troops have started artillery shelling of living quarters in Donetsk, the Donetsk News Agency said late on Sunday.

"Several shells exploded in Dneprodzerzhinskaya Street. The city is being shelled from heavy artillery. Shock waves broke windows in a number of houses. People are hiding in bomb shelters," the agency said.

Aug 17 11:55

U.S. military cancels hearing for September 11 suspects

The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a military spokesman said on Sunday, in another setback for the government in its efforts to try the five men being held at Guantanamo.

A defense department spokesman said the hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, was canceled by the military judge.

"The judge cited issues that remain unresolved with regard to a claimed defense counsel conflict of interest," said Commander Gary Ross.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is likely happening is that the case against these men, framed for the crime Israel and the US did, is falling apart, and stalling their day in court is the only way to keep this from being a total melt-down.

Aug 17 11:52

Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold and snowy winter

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The 2016 Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts an unusually harsh winter this year for most of the nation.

The almanac, which is published annually and uses a secret forecasting formula it says is traditionally 80 percent accurate, has been in use since 1792 and remains one of the oldest and one of the most popular reference guides in the U.S.

The 2016 almanac, out today, warns the U.S. should prepare for extremely cold temperatures and lots of snow this winter. It says the Northeast can expect below-normal temperatures, the South will have above-average snowfall, and the Midwest will have less snowfall, but temperatures will be below-normal. The Pacific Northwest will see their biggest snowfall in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid to late February.

Aug 17 11:35

Kerry, Moniz: US would be isolated if deal rejected

US secretaries of state and energy voiced their concerns about possible rejection of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries, opining, “For the United States to back away from this deal would be a historic mistake. We would be isolated from our partners, face an unraveling sanctions regime.”

Aug 17 11:33

Away From Dollar: Russia, China to Create Entirely Different Gold Market

While key Western banks are artificially restraining gold prices to breathe life into the diluted and devalued dollar system, Russia, China and other emerging economies are involved in "the genial move" to establish an entirely different gold market, F. William Engdahl underscores.

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Aug 17 11:31

Oath Keepers plan to arm 50 black Ferguson demonstrators with AR-15 rifles and dare cops to shoot

The gun-loving Oath Keepers plan to arm 50 black demonstrators with AR-15 rifles in Ferguson, Missouri, and basically dare police to shoot them.

The leader of the group’s local chapter told Red Dirt Report that the event would likely be held before the end of this month to protest an order last week by law enforcement officers to Oath Keepers to put away their rifles while in city limits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government is desperate to trigger a race war, to justify declaring a national state of emergency and martial law. DON'T FALL FOR IT!!!

Aug 17 11:27

Air Force admits big F35 problems and Think Tank says F35 is visible to China and Russia Sensors

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has admitted to a wide range of past and present problems with the F-35 while maintaining that the fifth-generation will eventually guarantee the U.S. continued air supremacy over rivals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As long as those rivals are in Cessnas!

Aug 17 11:14

The US / Israeli Conflict is Finally Visible for All to See

snip: Israel is the nuclear monopolist in the Middle East and has been since the 1960s, thanks to the connivance of its American supporters inside and outside of government. In the context of Iran’s potential for obtaining a nuclear weapon, wouldn’t you think that fact is relevant? Why do establishment politicians and the mainstream news media hardly ever mention it? Moreover, the rockets that threaten Israelis come from people whom Zionist militias drove off their land in 1948 in a far-reaching ethnic-cleansing campaign and who are now routinely threatened and oppressed: the Palestinians in the open-air prison known as the Gaza Strip, target of savage air wars and a years-long blockade, and the people of southern Lebanon, whom Israel has attacked repeatedly and occupied over the years.

Aug 17 10:58

Ukraine Soldiers Killing Themselves at an Alarming Rate

About 136 suicides have been reported since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in east Ukraine, according to a source in the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Ukrainian news agency TSN reported.
However, the problem of suicide and depression among Ukrainian soldiers has not been officially commented.

How Ukraine’s New Memory Commissar Is Controlling the Nation’s Past http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/how-ukraines-new-memory-commissa...

Aug 17 10:56

Another Heart-breaking Catalog of Kiev War Crimes Which The Media Will Ignore

The Russian government publishes their second white book, which is not propaganda, and is a balanced account of outrageous crimes which continue unabated from the Ukrainian army and the neo-nazi paramilitaries alike.
The first one published 10 months ago was roundly ignored by the western media. Eventually they are going to have to address these charges.
The Russians insist that they will not let the matter drop, and will relent only when the guilty are brought to justice.
East Ukrainians Describe Ukrainian Shelling of Their Homes (Video) http://russia-insider.com/en/residents-donetsk-describe-ukrainian-shel...

Aug 17 10:43

US Congressman Calls for Investigation of the CDC’s Deception about MMR Vaccine

Waking Times

US Congressman Bill Posey of Florida speaks on the House floor about CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thomson, who exposed the CDC’s deception about the MMR vaccine and disclosed the CDC’s attempt to destroy research findings that showed potential injuries resulting from this vaccine.

Aug 17 10:41

Hillary Clinton violated her own husband's executive order

As each new day brings to light another aspect of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's alleged email shenanigans, during Sunday morning's cavalcade of news shows a story that was reported and analyzed was Mrs. Clinton's entrusting her email server, that allegedly contained classified emails, to an IT firm that was never vetted or cleared to access or handle classified materials. What makes the report even more disturbing to those in the military, intelligence and law enforcement communities is the fact that Mrs. Clinton may have violated a regulation created by her own husband when he was President and she was the First Lady.

Aug 17 10:41

Iran supports Russia’s stance on Syria — Zarif

"Our states have a common position on the settlement of the Syrian crisis," he said. "The Syrians must themselves decide their fate, their future, while the foreign states should only make this easier," the Iranian diplomat added.
"We believe that the only way to settle the Syrian crisis is political," he confirmed. "We have a common view on this issue with the Russian Federation, and this similarity of positions will continue," he said.

Aug 17 10:38

Proof that the USA is Controlled by Foreign Corporations

Pao L. Chang, Guest
Waking Times

One of the greatest tricks that the New World Order (NWO) did to enslave the people of the world was to secretly create a corporate version of counties, cities, states, and countries. By doing this, the leaders of the NWO and their minions were able to trick us to unknowingly agree to be “agents” or “employees” of these corporations through the use of fraudulent contracts (i.e., birth certificate, social security card, driver’s license).

Aug 17 10:37

Russia removes ban on imports of dairy products from 29 companies in New Zealand

"Rosselkhoznadzor has decided from August 17, 2015 to remove temporary restrictions on deliveries of a number of dairy products ingredients from 29 companies in New Zealand," the watchdog said. The regulator said it made the decision after studying the date provided by the Veterinary Service of New Zealand.
The list of ingredients permitted for import includes water free butter fat, whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate, which are in high demand and are not produced in Russia, according to the statement.
Rosselkhoznadzor decided to limit the supply of all dairy products from New Zealand to Russia in August 2013 after botulinum toxin was detected in dairy products of a number of local companies.

Aug 17 10:27

Kiev closes some transport corridors to DPR, LPR — Ukraine National Security Council

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has announced the closure of several transport corridors to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR).
"In connection with the risk of death for citizens, transport corridors through the disengagement line will be closed," the council said, adding that it related to corridors near the inhabited localities of Mayorskoye and Zaytsevo.

Aug 17 10:21

Israel plans a Provocation to Justify Invading Syria- Ground Invasion, that is!

The IDF has already prepared plans to attack Syria in light of a recent military assessment that Iran has opened a new front against Israel on the Golan Heights.

Military exercises in the area over the last two weeks have focused primarily on a scenario of offensive operations inside Syrian territory in response to possible action from the Syrian border such as the infiltration of dozens of terrorists armed with anti-tank weapons, machine guns, grenades and light weapons into one of the communities along the border.

The exercises included possible IDF responses to such infiltrations with troops firing at fixed points on the Syrian side of the border. Simultaneously, officials expect a barrage of mortar bombs to be fired at communities in the Golan Heights during such a scenario.

Let me repeat that:

Aug 17 10:18

McCain Run Off the Reservation on Code Talker Day

I’ve heard the statement numerous times, “You’re off the reservation”, or “Run off the reservation”. In Senator John McCain case this is the first time I’ve heard of a government official run off an Indian Reservation.

Yesterday 14 Aug 2015, Navajo Code Talker Day on the Navajo Nation, activists ran Sen. John McCain, who was in attendance, out of the building and off the rez! Activists were standing up in defense of their water rights.

Aug 17 10:16

Safe given to lawyer among irregularities seen in review of Hillary Clinton emails

When State Department officials first discovered that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal email account contained classified information, they did not seize the thumb drive containing her digitally archived inbox but rather provided her attorney a special safe to secure the device, according to interviews and documents.

The move allowed Mrs. Clinton’s attorney to keep the device for several additional weeks while State officials reviewed paper copies of the emails for possible classified data. Officials were unconcerned that the thumb drive remained out of their possession because preservation orders from courts and Congress would ensure that her attorney would not destroy the evidence.

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Anyone who believes that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Aug 17 10:14

California to throw adults in JAIL if they refuse government-mandated vaccines

If passed, SB 792 would represent the first adult vaccine mandate in the U.S. that disallows exemptions for personal reasons, and that threatens criminal penalties for those who fail or refuse to comply. Here's how Vaccine Impact describes SB 792:

SB 792, would eliminate an adult's right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure.

Aug 17 10:13

GcMAF, Nagalase and the Immune System

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Why have some very prominent doctors wound up dead recently?

Doctors Jeff Bradstreet and Nicholas Gonzalez apparently were on to the biochemistry of what was causing autism and many chronic diseases. Their research apparently had zeroed in on a specific set of proteins and enzymes that can cause the human immune system to malfunction...

Aug 17 10:13

Tourists Among 16 Killed by Bomb at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine

A bomb attack killed 16 people including tourists in the commercial heart of the Thai capital Monday evening.

At least 78 more were injured by the powerful blast which hit during rush hour at a popular landmark heavily frequented by Thais and tourists alike.

One Filipino victim and two Chinese nationals were among those killed, outgoing police chief Somyot Pumphanmuang said. Twelve died at the scene and another four have since died in hospital, he said.

"We have not discarded any possible motive," he said at a news conference at the Royal Thai Police headquarters, located meters away from the scene of the attack. Despite media reports indicating one bomb was attached to a utility pole while a second detonated from a motorcycle, Somyot denied a car bomb was involved, saying it was planted on the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are to be no elections in Thailand, run now by a military junta, until 2016.

I do not look at that timing for elections, and these bombings, as being unrelated.

Aug 17 10:05

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story: "The article claims that our intentional approach is to create a soulless, dystopian workplace where no fun is had and no laughter heard. Again, I don’t recognize this Amazon

The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a report this weekend on the workplace culture at Amazon.com has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos. In a memo to employees this weekend, obtained by GeekWire, Bezos says he doesn’t recognize the company described in the article.

Aug 17 10:05

70% of wealthy US families lose their wealth by the second generation, and a stunning 90% by the third. “Generation Threes are usually doomed.” “It takes the average recipient of an inheritance 19 days until they buy a new car.”

A little honesty might help preserve the family fortune.

When Stephen Lovell used to visit his grandparents as a kid, it was like entering the world of Cole Porter or The Great Gatsby.
People dressed in tuxedos and sipped cocktails. They owned boats, airplanes, a hobby farm. Not to mention a lavish mansion in Ontario, Canada, and a summer home in Southampton, New York.

Aug 17 10:04

Russia Sends MiG-31 Jets to Syria

Russia reportedly supplied Syria with supersonic MiG-31 fighter/interceptors, partly fulfilling the bilateral contract of 2007, BGNNews.com reported.

In 2007, Russia and Syria signed two agreements worth 1 billion dollars for the supply of MiG-29M and MiG-31. The deliveries of the MiG-29M’s are underway, but those of the MiG-31’s were reportedly delayed because of pressure from Israel.

An Ilyushin Il-78 Midas air force tanker and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 Foxhound fighter-interceptors
Russian MiG-31s Perform Unique Non-Stop Flight With Three Aerial Refuelings

In 2009, Russia confirmed its intention to fulfill the deal and deliver 8 MiG-31 fighters to Damascus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The western media will denounce this as a provocation by Putin.

Aug 17 10:03

Fox News Poll: Sanders gains on Clinton

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stay out of small airplanes, Bernie! Stay our of suburban parks, too!

Aug 17 10:00

"One can no longer talk about, the contact line 'ALREADY ON - Front"

Russia is concerned about the aggravation of the situation in Donbass, because it looks like a sharpening preparations for broad military actions - said Sergey Lavrov.

Russian Foreign Minister said this at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif. It is pointed out:

"We are concerned about the situation on the fronts. Because he can no longer speak of the line of contact but on the front, unfortunately. "

The Russian minister pointed out that the conflicting parties had long since negotiate the demilitarization Širokina (settlement between Donetsk and Novoazovsk) and the deposition of the "line of contact" weapons with a caliber of 100 millimeters, but that this did not happen "because of the position of Kiev."

"We are very concerned about the development of the situation in recent days because everything looks very much like preparing for a new war activities".

Aug 17 09:59

Moscow Could Set Records for Cold This Week

Muscovites should break out the sweaters and jackets for the next few days. This week’s temperatures are predicted to beat long-standing records for cold at this time of year by 5-6 degrees, head of meteorological agency Gidrometcentr Roman Wilfand told news agency Interfax.

The early fall weather is due to cold winds coming off the Arctic Ocean and Barents Sea, according to meteorologists, who predict that temperatures this week won’t rise above 15-17 degrees Celsius.

Aug 17 09:58

Some Germans Are Microwaving Their ID Cards to Stifle Surveillance

Ever since 9/11, most Americans have become quite complacent in regards to surveillance. We’re so used to being spied on by corporations and our government, that we’ve accepted it as an unavoidable fact of life. But in countries like Germany, there is still a deep-seated and widespread cultural fear of being spied on.

This became apparent in 2010, when the German government issued microchiped ID cards, which was widely protested at the time. Despite claims that these cards can’t be used to spy on someone, many Germans are still very wary of the device. This fact was demonstrated earlier this week, when a 29-year-old man was arrested at the Frankfurt airport, after it was discovered that he had microwaved his ID card to destroy the microchip (according to German law, ID cards are government property, and can’t be destroyed).

Aug 17 09:56

The Life & Death of GADDAFI’S LIBYA – A Study of the Libya That No Longer Exists (1969 – 2011)…

In 2008 or 2009, the BBC made a documentary on life inside Libya: I remember it because I watched it at the time of its broadcast. Up until the beginning of 2011, that video was available on You Tube.
Once the international community had made up its mind – after years of back and forth – that Gaddafi was ‘evil’ and a war had to be waged on Libya, all versions of the documentary were removed from the web.

Aug 17 09:55

Africa’s Problem from Hell: Samantha Power

Barack Obama will likely be remembered by history as the president that honed “humanitarian” intervention into a favored weapon of regime change. Samantha Power is the trigger. The U.S. Ambassador to the UN has set her sites on Burundian President Nkurunziza, five of whose high party members have already been assassinated.

Aug 17 09:53

Rabbi Dov Zakheim: Trump is unelectable, not serious candidate

Haaretz, a major Israeli newspaper, recently published an interesting article discussing Jewish support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, which apparently is lacking.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Talk about desperation on the cusp of madness! Israel doesn't like Trump (another reason to vote for him) and has tapped Rabbi Dov Zakheim, the man who while comptroller of the Pentagon misplaced some three trillion dollars, and before he was appointed comptroller of the Pentagon by Bush(2), ran a company that makes remote control systems for aircraft, suspected as having been used to steer the planes on 9-11 as their pet attack dog!

Aug 17 09:49

ISRAEL’S NEW UN AMBASSADOR ~~ THE REAL RIGHT TAKES OVER OFFICIALLY

Last year, Netanyahu fired Danon from the post of deputy defense minister after Danon publicly criticized Netanyahu for not taking firmer military action against Hamas during Israel’s summer offensive against the group in Gaza. After his dismissal, Danon lambasted Netanyahu’s “leftist flaccid attitude,” as he termed it.

Aug 17 09:48

SPOOF OF THE DAY ~~ VIP SERVICE AWAITS NETANYAHU IN LONDON

Aug 17 09:48

Hundreds of US rabbis voice support for Iran nuclear deal

Agence France Presse

WASHINGTON: More than 300 American rabbis wrote members of Congress Monday urging them to support the international nuclear deal with Iran, signaling the U.S. Jewish community is split over the historic but controversial accord.

The religious leaders come from across the spectrum, but hail overwhelmingly from Judaism's Conservative and Reform streams as well as other progressive Jewish movements, a spokesperson said.
I bet somebody has their shorts in a knot over this!

Aug 17 09:48

GPS Trackers In Fake Elephant Tusks Reveal Ivory Smuggling Route

Some 30,000 African elephants die each year as a result of poaching, and many of their ivory tusks wind up hundreds or thousands of miles away. Investigative journalist Bryan Christy wanted to track the route of the poached tusks, so he commissioned a taxidermist to create two fake ivory tusks, which he embedded with specially designed tracking devices.

Aug 17 09:48

Donald Trump Releases Plan to Combat Illegal Immigration

After staking his early campaign on caustic and contentious remarks about undocumented immigrants, Donald J. Trump on Sunday outlined his plan to fix the country’s immigration system and deal with people who are in the country illegally.

The position paper, published on Mr. Trump’s website, centered on three principles. The first stated that “a nation without borders is not a nation” — a theme Mr. Trump has made a constant in his stump speeches — and called for a wall to be built along the southern border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember that Eisenhower halted all illegal immigration at the border with Operation Wetback, with only 10% of the current resources of ICE. If Eisenhower could do it, so can Trump, and if Obama cannot do it, we need to find out why!

Aug 17 09:46

Without Release of Video, Police Shooting of White Driver Gets Less Publicity

To Zachary Hammond’s supporters, the shooting death of the 19-year-old man was yet another example of questionable police behavior that has shaken communities around the country.
In their view, the police in Seneca, S.C., falsely claimed Mr. Hammond was shot last month as he tried to drive his car over the officer who fired on him, when his wounds show he was actually shot from the side and back.

Aug 17 09:46

Syria - the rhetoric and the truth

For the last two weeks, the international Press has been full of rumours announcing the beginning of a US military operation against Syria. Thierry Meyssan, who has already denounced a manipulation by General John Allen and his friends, whose aim is to sabotage the USA/Iran agreements, revisists the absurdity of this charge. He explains why the strategic support offered by Russia and China to a secular Syria is not negotiable.

Aug 17 09:45

Hundreds of anti-fascists foil neo-Nazi march in Liverpool, several arrests made

Clashes erupted ahead of a planned “White Man March” called by a neo-Nazi group in Liverpool as anti-fascists countered the protest. Several arrests were made and the neo-Nazi march was canceled due to public outrage.

The neo-Nazi rally, organized by the National Action Group, which local media branded as the largest and the most visible action of its kind in the UK in decades, was to begin at 2 p.m. local time near Lime Street Station and end at Liverpool's Pier Head. It was apparently called off due to massive popular resentment.

Initially about 150 National Action Group supporters were expected to take part in the rally. About 150 neo-Nazis came to Liverpool, but faced hundreds of anti-fascists and outraged locals protesting against the march, as could be seen from images posted on social media.

Aug 17 09:41

Man sets himself on fire in front of Columbus, Ohio City Hall

A man was critically hurt after setting himself on fire on the steps of the City Hall in Columbus, Ohio.

Fire officials have told local media that a 58-year-old man was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center in critical condition.

Police is investigating the incident as a possible suicide attempt, according to local TV-station WSYX.

Aug 17 09:38

Michele Bachmann’s creepy End Times fantasies: Why the religious right yearns for World War III

One of the creepiest aspects of contemporary American politics is the unholy alliance between the Christian right and Israel. It’s uncomfortable because the religious right’s affinity for Israel is tied to a rather disturbing fever dream: Israel’s destruction. Many evangelicals are utterly convinced that every addition to the sum of suffering in the Middle East is but a sign of the end times, of Christ’s return.

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Aug 17 09:32

COUPLE TERRORIZED BY SERIES OF FALSE CHILD-ABUSE ACCUSATIONS BY CPS WORKER

A young couple had their lives turned upside-down when a CPS worker decided to target them with a series of anonymous child-abuse accusations, each prompting a new investigation. Corey Chaney, 25, and April Rodgers, 23, have come forward to expose their story after spending “every single dime” they had, even relocating their family, in order to escape the torrent of malicious attempts to separate them and put them into financial ruin.

Aug 17 09:31

Donald Trump: Vaccines Cause Autism

Donald Trump has publicly spoken out about the dangers of vaccinations, and has said he believes that vaccines cause autism.

Aug 17 09:31

Trump asserts link between vaccine load and autism

Aug 17 09:29

The GOP War Heats Up with Trump Scorching Fiorina in New Hampshire Speech

Trump responded directly to Fiorina’s criticism:

“Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful, Carly. But I can’t say anything to her because she’s a woman, and I don’t wanna be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right? …Am I allowed to fight back?

I promised I wouldn’t say that she ran Hewlett-Packard into the ground… that her stock value tanked, that she laid off tens of thousands of people, and she got viciously fired. I said I will not say that!”

IJReview reached out to Anna Epstein, Carly Fiorina’s Press Secretary, for comment. Epstein simply stated:

“We don’t have anything to add.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fiorina seems to have the same attitude problem Megyn Kelly has, a belief that woman are allowed to attack men but that under Political Correctness men are supposed to just fall over and not fight back!

Good for Trump.

And he is right. Carly not only almost wrecked Hewlett-Packard, she almost wrecked companies using the products made by Hewlett-Packard during her tenure, including my animation shop, which I had built using HP equipment because of my previous experience in their high quality and reliability while Messrs. Hewlett and Packard still ran the place! To give you an idea of how bad it was, the HP CD-burners (made in Hungary) we were using to make deliverable disks lasted only about two weeks. After going through the hassle of getting them replaced several times (a long task here on Oahu), coupled with an HP computer that kept locking up due to a design flaw on the motherboard, we started phasing out all the HP equipment from the shop. Carly Fiorina might have been the role model for the charazcter Meridith Johnson in Michael Crichton's book, "Disclosure!"

Aug 17 09:19

US warns China on agents pressuring expatriates to return home

American officials say China has been warned over a secret agent operation to pressure expatriates to return home. "Operation Fox Hunt" is part of a global campaign looking for China's economic and political fugitives.

Aug 17 09:19

Fears Windows 10 will blow data caps

Consumer groups have slammed Microsoft for its policy of forced updates for Windows 10, which is hitting customers in remote locations with massive bill shocks by blowing out their data caps.

But they warn bill shock may affect many more customers, regardless of where they are located. And, with many customers yet to receive their monthly internet bills, the full extent of the problem may not yet be apparent.

Maureen Hilyard, an internet user in the Cook Islands, an autonomous region associated with New Zealand, claims she faces a bill as much as $NZ600 ($A532) for the month of August, thanks to Windows 10 automatic updates.

Aug 17 09:19

Police Killing Their Own K9’s At An Alarming Rate

So far this year, 6 officers have killed their own K9’s by leaving them in vehicles with no air conditioning. One officer, as you’ll read below, somehow managed to forget about having TWO K9’s in his vehicle. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, at least 37 K9’s have died of heat exhaustion since 2001. Here is a look at the K9’s that have died this year after their handlers left them to die a horrible, excruciating death. (Out of the 19 K9’s that died this year, 2 were killed by other animals, 1 died in a vehicle accident, 1 drowned, 2 died during a fire, 1 was poisoned, 1 struck by a vehicle, and 3 died from gunfire – a total of 8 died of heat exhaustion).

Aug 17 09:18

The military ignores Obama's order to release Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo

The contravention of the president’s orders indicates that there is a profound problem with the state of democracy in America

Aug 17 09:17

New Pentagon rules may change war reporting

New guidelines in a US military war manual may change the rules for reporters covering conflicts, but it remains to be seen how the Pentagon will implement the new policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Basically, the rules are, we are always the good guys and winning, they are always the bad guys and losing. Got it?" The Octagon

Aug 17 09:16

German Company Set to Take Over Operations of 14 Greek Airports

Following the finalization of the third Greek bailout, privatizations and operation takeovers of Greek public assets are expected to recommence.

Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” reported that German Fraport AG and Slentel Ltd will soon complete the takeover of the operation of 14 Greek airports.

The agreement with the Greek state had been signed back in November 2014 under the previous Greek government. However the deal is yet to be finalized.

Aug 17 09:15

German Citizens Seek to Stop West-Russia Confrontation due Threat of WWIII

German Civil Rights Movement ‘Solidarität’ (Solidarity) has launched an online petition against the Third World War on its website. According to the activists, the US military provocations against Russia and China pose a serious threat to humanity.

Aug 17 09:15

VIRGINIA FINALLY DROPS AMERICA'S 'WORST VOTING MACHINES'

If you voted in a Virginia election any time between 2003 and April of this year, your vote was at serious risk of being compromised by hackers. That’s the assessment reached by Virginia’s board of elections, which recently decertified some 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines after learning about security problems with the systems, including a poorly secured Wi-Fi feature for tallying votes.

Aug 17 09:15

As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates

On July 24, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just five days later, the Turkish government inked a contract to hire a team of prominent lobbyists to add to its already formidable army of influence-peddlers in Washington.

The contract, revealed Wednesday in a filing with the Justice Department, shows that the law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs was retained on July 29 on a $32,000 a month retainer — as a subcontractor to Gephardt Government Affairs, acting for Turkey on its own 10-month, $1.7 million contract.

Aug 17 09:13

The Worst Thing Tricky Dick Ever Did: How Nixon and the British Destroyed the Best Monetary System the World Has Ever Had, Forty-Four Years Ago this Weekend

This weekend marks the forty-fourth anniversary of the deliberate destruction of the highly successful Bretton Woods System by Richard Nixon at Camp David, Maryland on August 15, 1971 – in many ways the worst thing Tricky Dick ever did. Since then, we have lived in the era of floating rates for currencies – a synonym for chaos, in which nobody knows what money will be worth a few weeks or months into the future. This has slowed the growth of world trade, which must be financed one, two, or three months ahead at minimum. The lack of fixed parities among the main world currencies has added crippling currency risk, providing a pretext for toxic derivatives as a way to deal with this risk. The euro crisis is also a spin-off of the Bretton Woods collapse, since a currency union is another way to remove currency risk. The Greek-centered euro crisis and recent competitive devaluations by Japan and China have once again focused world attention on the dangers of currency chaos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To be fair, Nixon's hand was forced because the Federal Reserve violated the original Bretton-Woods agreement by over-printing dollars well past the US' ability to redeem those dollars for gold at $35 per ounce.

Aug 17 09:12

The age of transition and scientism fraud

Ours is the great transition age. For the masses, the glowing assumption is that the transition and transformation age we are undergoing is the work of a long, evolutionary process of “natural” “progress.” Wandering about their bubbles, these presuppositions never go challenged or examined, having dobbed their cafeteria plate lives from a long string of newsbite phrases and empty slogans overheard in establishment schooling. “We are evolving,” and “We live in an era of change,” and numerous other advertising blurbs that underlie modernity’s plastic ideology actually form the basis for most of humanity’s worldview. Yet are any of these assumptions actually true? Are we in living in an era of “progress” and “human ascent”?

Aug 17 09:11

John McCain Confronted by Oak Flat Protesters and Chased Off Navajo Nation

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain did not exactly receive a warm welcome when he visited the Navajo Nation this weekend to commemorate the Navajo Code Talkers. Throughout the day, he was confronted by activists chanting: “Water is life!” in the Navajo language and waving banners painted with messages stating: “McCain = Indian Killer” and “McCain’s not welcome here.”

Though McCain’s visit to the capital city of Window Rock ostensibly had nothing to do with environmental politics, he was met repeatedly by young activists concerned about their future supply of water and other hot topics like copper mining in Oak Flat.

Aug 17 09:03

Israel on verge of sending troops into Syria over increased threat of terrorist attack

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) is believed to be preparing for a possible ground operation in Syria.

Local news channel, Channel 2, reported a large scale drill by military forces along the border on Sunday which simulated a possible incursion into Syrian territory and the evacuation of Israeli citizens from nearby border towns.

According to another channel, Channel 10, the drill also prepared for a sophisticated attack by Isis on Israeli troops.

Aug 17 08:55

Pineapple juice is 500% more effective than cough syrup, study shows

Back in 2010, researchers in India – which has a strong history of natural healing due to its Ayurvedic traditions – compared the effects of over-the-counter syrups to a natural mixture of pineapple juice, salt, pepper and honey on the coughs of tuberculosis patients. It was found that the natural mixture was far more effective at soothing down coughs and throat irritation than the commercial preparation.

Aug 17 08:54

Huckabee coming to Israel to fundraise, talk Iran

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is coming to Israel to raise campaign funds and discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the law, Huckabee can only accept donations from expatriate American citizens while in Israel, but something tells me that where those expatriates get the donation money will be murky indeed!

Aug 17 08:50

Million American Jobs Project

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It sounds like a good idea, until you remember that the US Government is banning country-of-origin labels on food, and could easily be bribed into doing the same for products! Remember, under fascism, the goal is that the people have no choice at all what they buy and who they buy it from!

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