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September 20, 2015

Sep 20 12:10

A WikiLeaks document appears to show US plans to destabilize Syria back in 2006

A WikiLeaks document of an alleged telegram sent from Damascus appears to show the US had big plans when it came to Syria — long before the conflict began in 2011.

In the 2006 document classified as "secret," the US allegedly wrote plans to want to destabilize the Syrian government.

Sep 20 10:58

Top ISIS commander – “star pupil” of US special forces training

Sporting a recognizable red beard and happy to pose for photos, Shishani has acted as a very public face for some of ISIS’ most notorious successes.

It was Shishani who posed with the stolen US Humvees that ISIS had seized from Mosul and brought back into Syria.

And it was Shishani who had led successful ISIS military campaigns throughout Syria as well as a blitz through western Iraq that put the group within 100 miles of Baghdad.

These military successes are not simply the result of any innate military capabilities. Instead, Shishani spent years conducting military campaigns against the Russians, first as a Chechen rebel and then as a soldier in the Georgian military. During Shishani’s four years in the military, from 2006 to 2010, his unit received some degree of training from American special forces units.

Sep 20 10:58

Everything you know about Islam you learned from the media

Everything you know about Islam you learned from the internet or the mainstream media. Admit it and you’ll realize you know nothing.

The truth is, we only truly know about things if we’ve experienced it first hand or heard it from individuals who we know well and have reason to trust. The best way to learn the truth about someone or something is to cut out the corporate-owned middleman and learn about it through direct experience.

Sep 20 10:34

Double-stunner: Stargazers to see total lunar eclipse, super moon in 1 night, first in 30 years

Sky watchers are getting ready for an extremely rare astronomical highlight of the season: a total lunar eclipse and a super moon that will happen simultaneously. The stunning show will be visible to the naked eye, and will start next Sunday, September 27, between 5pm and 6pm PDT time (between midnight and 1am GMT on Monday). The super moon, or a perigee full moon, means that the moon will seem 14 percent bigger, 30 percent brighter and fuller than usual. It happens because the moon will be at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth.
The total lunar eclipse will start the same Sunday at 7:11pm PDT (2am GMT on Monday) and will end at 8:23pm PDT on Sunday (3:23 GMT on Monday). The next super moon and a total lunar eclipse combination is only set to happen in 2033, so try not to miss the stunning show!

Sep 20 10:32

German fighter jets start patrolling Baltic skies with full ammo

German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets have started patrolling the airspace of the three Baltic States with full ammunition loads. The move is designed to “motivate” German pilots, the military say. German fighter jets are flying the Baltic skies fully armed “for the first time since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis,” the DPA news agency reports citing the German Air Force’s Inspector General Karl Müllner. He explained the move was not about “escalation,” but it is needed to ensure parity when encountering a potential enemy. The German military official did not elaborate on which Air Force might become the enemy. Müllner added that ammunition on board Eurofighters is also necessary to “motivate pilots” on missions in the Baltic skies.
In September-December 2014, German fighters patrolled Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian airspace with empty magazines. Müllner said that was a political decision aimed at de-escalating tensions.

Sep 20 10:29

Donbass only have one path - annexation to Russia

In Lugansk on Thursday held an International Roundtable titled "The ways of integration of Donbas to Russia."

The gathering, in one of the most solemn hall in the city participated a number of the most prominent leaders of Donbass and famous political analysts from Russia, as well as one guest from the Serbian and Polish.

Among the participants were: President of the People's Republic of Lugano Igor Plotnjicki, Parliament Donetsk People's Republic and the Chief Negotiator Denis Pushilin in Minsk, the head of the Crimean Expert Group Sergei Micah, the chief editor of "National Defense" Igor Korotchenko, President of the Movement for Serbia Vladimir Kršljanin, political scientist and leader of the protest movement in Poland Mateusz Piskorski.

Sep 20 10:28

Merkel THREATENED BY PUTIN: German planes in the Baltic raised the level of combat readiness

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Patrols will be there in case of need defense from opponents, says Mülner.

What is interesting is that the German air force before 2014. patrolling the airspace of the Baltic countries, but without full war equipment, but now it has been decided that it works in full combat gear airplane.

Latvia, and Estonia Litvija countries whose sky will cruise German combat aviation.

We remind that the Baltic countries have a common letter sought the protection of NATO, and increased presence of NATO forces in the territory of their countries, as they said, because of the danger of the invasion of Russia.

Model aircraft that will patrol the Eurofighter, according to Russian media.

Sep 20 10:27

If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey-backed Chinese Uyghur terrorists are gaining a stronghold in Syria from which to launch attacks on China.

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Right. Someone is going to launch an attack on China from inside Syria?

Sep 20 10:26

No Nation 'Has Ever Threatened Humanity's Survival' More Than US

No nation in history has ever threatened peace more than the United States, US author Stephen Lendman emphasizes, adding that Washington bears full responsibility for creating the notorious Islamic State. "Washington bears full responsibility for creating ISIS [ISIL]. Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin traced its origin from Bush's Iraq war, saying it 'became active when (it) began storming Baghdad…So, the Islamic State ripened in Iraq during the US occupation. (America) should be blamed for' its rise and proliferation," Lendman pointed out in his article for Global Research.
Remarkably, the recent poll carried out by the British polling organization ORB International, an affiliate of WIN/Gallup International, has found out that 82 percent of Syrians blame the US for creating ISIL, while 79 percent claimed that "foreign fighters made war worse." Furthermore, the poll has indicated that Bashar al-Assad's positions in Syria have strengthened from a year ago.

Sep 20 10:26

Hamas captures Israeli drone in northern Gaza Strip

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says it has captured a drone belonging to the Israeli regime in the north of the besieged Gaza Strip, the second such incident in about two months.

Sep 20 10:26

Genocide in Yemen

snip: US-Saudi enforced blockade prevents enough food, medical supplies, fuel, clean water and other essentials from reaching desperate people in need. Human Rights Watch said what’s ongoing “may amount to starvation of civilians as a weapon of warfare” - genocide by deprivation.

Sep 20 10:25

Fed Opens Negative Interest Rate Pandora's Box: What Happens Next

As we already commented extensively, while the Fed's dovish non-hike was a violent surprise for the market, and has led to what may be the first thoroughly unanticipated (at least by the market) policy mistake by the Federal Reserve (judging by the market), the biggest news was the very symbolic, yet all too ominous, negative interest rate forecast in the Fed's projection materials by one FOMC member.

Sep 20 10:25

Pentagon updates plans for war with 'potentially aggressive' Russia – media

The Pentagon is reportedly reviewing and updating its contingency plans for a war with Russia for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, with a defense official telling US media that Russia's “actions” prompted the assessment.

Sep 20 10:24

Syriza leading in exit polls as disillusioned Greeks cast votes in snap election

As votes are being counted in Greece, exit polls show it’s a neck-and-neck race between the leading political forces - the leftist Syriza and conservative New Democracy parties. Neither promises an end to austerity.

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Then why bother having an election at all? Let's just straight to beheadings! :)

Sep 20 10:23

Greeks Without Choice in Sunday Election

“Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending”
? Nassim Nicholas Taleb

snip: “If God and his angels came down to produce a reform package for Greece, the Troika would have turned it down it down, because they were interested in humiliating us and demonstrating to the people of Spain and Ireland that if they vote in the way that the Troika doesn’t like, they will be crushed.”

The only uncertainty about Greece’s future is how much worse things will get than already. It’s hard imagining anything in prospect able to end its long nightmare.

The only solution is popular grassroots revolution. No sign of one exists. Business as usual continues.

Sep 20 10:22

Apple’s iOS 9 software update is crashing older iPhones, iPads

A significant number of Apple customers are reporting their mobile devices have crashed after attempting to upload the new iOS 9 operating system, the latest in a line of launch glitches for the tech giant.

Twitter and other social media were awash with disgruntled customers reporting two distinct faults, with one appearing to be linked specifically to older models of Apple iPhones and iPads.

“It is beyond inconvenient to not be able to use your phone for a day,” said student Pip Cordi as staff in the Apple store in central Sydney looked at her phone on Friday. “I have a lot of apps that I use for school — things like language apps and dictionaries and that’s all really important for my studies.”

Another iPhone user, Zorry Coates, said she had spent three hours in the Apple store and had been left with the option of either returning her phone to factory settings — losing any non-backed-up data — or waiting until Apple technicians announced an update.

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The latest update for Skype in Claire's iPad completely changed all the menus. It's more obfuscated than ever before, and the performance is still just as crappy as ever.

Sep 20 10:22

International Observers Agree to Attend Local Elections in Donetsk

A number of international observers have agreed to attend local elections in the eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), while participation of representatives from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) remains an open question, DPR negotiator at reconciliation talks Denis Pushilin said Sunday. "Regarding the ODIHR, the question remains open. They do not intend to participate as observers, while a number of other international observers have already given their consent," Pushilin told journalists.

Sep 20 10:21

Iceland Counters US Military Claims of 'Russian Flights'

Iceland's foreign minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson countered, saying that interest in NATO air defenses in Iceland is coming entirely from the side of the US... The US government attempted to convince Iceland to accept a higher US military presence over what it called increased Russian military flights in the region, Icelandic media reported. Iceland's foreign ministry released figures showing that Russian military flights anywhere near the country's airspace have actually decreased more than five times compared to 2007. None of the flights breached Icelandic airspace. "The Russians have long done transit flights where they pass close by Iceland, but they’ve recently made several circumnavigation flights," US deputy defense secretary Bob Work told DefenseNews earlier in September. However, the US military's claims do not match up with Iceland's own figures, which show that Russia only made two flights anywhere near the country's airspace in 2015.

Sep 20 10:18

Kiev Hopes to Win Crimeans' Hearts and Minds…by Cutting Off Their Food

Ukrainian lawmakers, a group of Crimean Tatar activists and Right Sector militants have joined forces to enforce a blockade on all food supplies headed into Crimea from Ukraine. Crimean lawmakers have already described the operation as a "political farce" reminiscent of old comedy cartoons.

Sep 20 10:11

Bill Gates and Poroshenko conspiring to sterilize Ukrainians?

The report of the conversation between Poroshenko and Bill Gates passed by as if nothing was unordinary: “Bill Gates and Poroshenko discussed the immunization of Ukrainians against Polio.” But actually, this event is a landmark. And a very sad one for the people of Ukraine.
Let’s sort out a bit why this billionaire, who before busied himself with vaccinations exclusively in African and Asian countries, and partially in Latin America, is suddenly interested in Ukraine.
And what is behind Gate’s billions of dollars in donations to various globalist structures which reduce the population of the planet.

Sep 20 10:07

Russia gives Syria satellite Intel on ISIS

The Russian Federation has recently boosted their military aid to the embattled Syrian Armed Forces, providing not only heavy weaponry, armor, and military personnel, but also, satellite imagery that has assisted the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) with locating the positions of the enemy combatants across Syria.

Sep 20 10:05

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

Some pundits may point to China’s non-interference principle as an impasse to action. However, China’s non-interference principle is more in reference to meddling in other countries’ domestics politics, such as US/western penchant for intervention and violating other countries’ sovereignty to overthrow autocratic regimes they dislike. Non-interference policy does not mean inaction when China’s security and interests are threatened. It is not difficult for China to take action when its core interests are threatened–that means violation of its sovereignty, territorial integrity, economic development and regime survival. If Assad asks and gives permission for Russia, China and other SCO members to assist him militarily, that would be in accordance with international law.

Sep 20 09:53

Left Behind: US Jet Fighters Hold No Candle to Russian, Chinese Rivals

The Lockheed Martin F-35 fifth-generation jet fighter has its share of issues. Meanwhile, the F-22 Raptor fleet was terminated after only 187 aircraft were built, less than 50 percent of the 381 jets needed by the military.

According to the article, the F-22 was a formidable combat aircraft, with a balanced combination of stealth, speed and maneuvering capabilities.

"It’s simply the best air superiority fighter the United States has ever produced and it was a foolish, shortsighted decision to end its production run prematurely," Majumdar wrote.

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Ignoring that itty-bitty problem of suffocating its own pilots, of course!

Sep 20 09:52

Gold Repatriation From Federal Reserve Would Shatter US Economic Hegemony

Repatriation of foreign gold reserves from the Federal Reserve would undermine the geopolitical role of the US economy in the world.

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown behind security barriers in Washington
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Gold Repatriation From Federal Reserve Throws US Economy in Crisis
As the global economy is being engulfed in crisis, European countries are trying to repatriate their gold reserves from the US Federal Reserve to support their economies.

The largest gold reserve stored by the Fed belongs to Germany, at 674 tons. On the whole, the country holds nearly 3,500 tons of gold.

Sep 20 09:52

What Does Netanyahu's Blitz Visit to Moscow Aim to Accomplish?

Western, Israeli and Russian media have been abuzz over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming working visit in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. But what is it that the prime minister hopes to achieve?

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A new host to paracitize, now that Israel has sucked the US dry?

Sep 20 09:47

Obama is not a Muslim he is a Zionist

Sep 20 09:47

Russia Preparing to Accept Syrian Refugees

Russia is preparing to accept a number of Syrian refugees - mainly middle class people fleeing war and terrorism, and seeking a peaceful existence in a stable environment, according to the Kremlin. Russia's Ombudsman for children's rights, Pavel Astakhov, has announced on Wednesday that Russia was planning to accommodate Syrian refugees. “Our territory, culture, history, and social situation are able to meet this challenge… After the beginning of the Donbass conflict, we were ready to take in all residents of Ukrainian orphanages. There are currently 90,500 Ukrainian orphans in Russia at this moment,“ Tass quoted Astakhov.
The Ombudsman stated that refugees should not be forever dependent on social programs, but given the opportunity in Russia to become a part of society.

Sep 20 09:44

BEX Alert!!! - "Hagee: Iran Deal Puts America In The 'Direct Line Of Fire To Receive The Judgment Of God' "

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, John Hagee warns that the nuclear deal with Iran is setting America up to receive God's judgment.

(Note: Always remember that the Executive Director of "Christians United For Israel" is Jewish Supremacist David Brog who just happens to be first cousins with Israeli Ehud Barak)

Sep 20 09:42

Trump Makes It Perfectly Clear: Build Friendly Relations With Russia (Video)

So it was again left solely to Donald Trump to speak sensibly about how to engage Mr. Putin, as well as other leaders of major nations. His policy of dialogue and diplomacy with the world's largest nuclear superpower is clearly the best hope, not only for America, but for the rest of the world, especially when compared to the belligerent policies of his fellow 'conservatives'.

Sep 20 09:40

‘That’s a clock and I’m the Queen of England': Ranting Sarah Palin thinks Ahmed Mohamed was up to no good

In a winding Friday night post, Palin aired her suspicions that the “obstinate-answering” boy was really up to no good and Irving police and school officials have been wrongly maligned in the “reactionary-slash-biased media!” The case has generated outrage amid the belief that Mohamed was arrested due to anti-Muslim bias and not any genuine threat posed.

“Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history. Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England,” Palin opined. Throughout the post, she spelled Mohamed’s name “Muhammad,” which is the spelling commonly used in the English-speaking world for the prophet of Islam.

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The Beauty Queen who would be sentient strikes again!

UPDATE: Apparently I am now blocked for commenting over at Raw Story. The last comment I posted over there was raising the issue of whether Hillary's private email server was being used for a spy operation.

Sep 20 09:35

Did Palestinian Authority help undermine Israel boycott in Iceland?

The mayor of Reykjavík is backing away from a measure adopted by the Icelandic capital’s council last week boycotting all Israeli goods until Israel ends its occupation of Palestinian lands.

Dagur B. Eggertsson now says he wants to limit the boycott only to products from Israeli settlements built in the occupied West Bank in violation of international law.

The mayor’s quick cave-in came after a storm of protest and implied threats from anti-Palestinian groups, as well as harsh criticism from the Israeli government.

But it also appears to be a result of pressure from the national leadership of his Social Democratic Alliance party whose leader told The Electronic Intifada it has consulted the Palestinian Authority about the matter.

Sep 20 09:35

5 US Foods Banned by the Rest of the World

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"But really, who cares if the stuff is harmful. It makes money!



And that is good!

Besides, if you get sick, that makes even more money for the doctors and hospitals! I don't see what your problem is! Quit complaining and eat your Michelle Obama approved lunch!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Sep 20 09:32

Greek voters go to polls for fifth election in six years

If indeed the clock looked like a bomb, why didn't the principal and school teachers evacuate the school and called for Bomb squad to deal with the situation at hand..
Instead school called for regular police who came and arrested the kid and later he was released..they thought the story will be good one for the school and will go away soon..
But the support the kid got put them now in the corner..Why didn't they at school evacuate the school..that's part of school safety code, which shows that the story was fake and nothing but a racist one.

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As of last report Syriza is slightly ahead.

Sep 20 09:30

Bill Maher Justifies 14-Year-Old Being Arrested For Bringing Clock To School

In a very distasteful and biased rant Bill Maher linked the kids story in his school in his own way to ISIS and terrorism,
He started by saying nice words that the kid deserves an apology, but them he went full thrust on bringing ISIS to the story and terrorism in general..which has nothing to do with this kids story whatsoever..

Cuban was prepared and did his homework before he came to the show and did check what really happened.

Bill Maher took over from there and wouldn't allow guest reporter Jorge Ramos of Univision to express his own opinion on the story..Bill Maher showed his clear prejudice and racism.

Sep 20 09:29


Many of the anti-Fed types, though far ahead of the average American when it comes to understanding the destruction which America's privately owned Rothschild Central Bank has and continues to inflict upon the economy, are still unable to articulate the "how" of the Fed's loan sharking, counterfeiting and market rigging operations. It is not enough for anti-Fed activists to have an instinctive revulsion to the Fed. To merely say to your average Boobus Americanus in the street, at your dinner table, or by the office water cooler: "the Fed prints money out of thin air" - confuses more than it enlightens.

Sep 20 09:15

North Carolina Police Chief Fired for Being Politically Incorrect

Police Chief Mike Halstead in Surf City, North Carolina, was forced to retire after posting a statement to his private Facebook page calling the Black Lives Matter movement "an American born terrorist group."

Sep 20 09:14

GMO crops totally banned in Russia... powerful nation blocks Monsanto's agricultural imperialism and mass poisoning of the population

At the same time that Monsanto's corruption is infiltrating every corner of U.S. academia, government regulators and corporate-controlled media, Russia has just announced a total ban on the cultivation of GMO crops.

Sep 20 09:04


Saudi Arabia has 100,000 empty, air-conditioned tents sitting unused while thousands of Syrian refugees continue to bake in overcrowded camps, but refuses to make them available. The news site TeleSur reports that the 20-square-km tent city of Mina is used just a few days a year to provide beds for Hajj pilgrims and sits empty the rest of the year. It says the tents are laid out neatly, measure eight metres square, are fireproof, include a kitchen and bathroom, and could house three million people. According to the Brookings Institute, the wealthy Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE have not taken a single refugee, while European countries struggle to deal with a flood in the hundreds of thousands.

Sep 20 08:51

Over 700 Fukushima waste bags swept away by torrential floods

Extensive and destructive floods across eastern Japan have swept more than 700 bags containing Fukushima-contaminated soil and grass into Japan’s rivers, with many still unaccounted for and some spilling their radioactive content into the water system.

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Sep 20 08:51

IAEA rejects proposal on oversight of Israeli nuclear facilities

“I explained that there was no place to hold a discussion of this kind as long as the main problem in the Middle East is Iran’s efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons and its clear declarations regarding its intention to destroy the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said in a statement.

Netanyahu thanked the countries that supported Israel, “especially the US, Australia and Canada.” He also thanked the EU for voting as a single bloc against the resolution. . .

. . . Ze’ev Snir, the director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Committee, addressed the IAEA’s annual meeting in Geneva on Wednesday and said the move was an attempt to single out Israel, and that if it passed it would “hurt the credibility of the IAEA by politicizing the organization and reducing its valuable resources.”

Sep 20 08:36

Thomas Edison on Government Created Debt-Free Money

“It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30,000,000 in bonds and not $30,000,000 in currency. Both are promises to pay; but one promise fattens the usurer, and the other helps the people. If the currency issued by the Government were no good, then the bonds issued would be no good either. It is a terrible situation when the Government, to increase the national wealth, must go into debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men who control the fictitious values of gold.

Sep 20 08:34

Jewish Publication Could Drop Ann Coulter After 'F---ing Jews' Scandal

After her Twitter tirade criticizing alleged Republican pandering to U.S. Jews, Coulter's column at the conservative Jewish World Review is under threat.

A conservative Jewish publication may drop conservative political pundit Ann Coulter’s column in the wake of her tweet slamming GOP candidates for pandering to “f—ing Jews.”

The founder of the online “Jewish World Review,” Binyamin Jolkovsky, told the Daily Beast that he has personally reached out to Coulter but that she had not responded as of Friday.

Sep 20 08:33

ISIS Leader Omar al-Shishani Fought Under U.S. Umbrella as Late as 2013

Abu Omar al-Shishani, the red-bearded face of ISIS terror lately described in such headlines as ‘Star pupil’: Pied piper of ISIS recruits was trained by U.S. for the fact that he received American military training as part of an elite Georgian army unit in 2006 and after, did not stop playing for “team America” once he left his home country in the Caucuses. He actually enjoyed U.S. backing and American taxpayer largesse as late as 2013, soon after entering Syria with his band of Chechen jihadists.

Sep 20 08:31

160 US Troops Stationed in Iraqi Airbase to Fight ISIL

160 Extra troops have been deployed to Iraq’s Habbaniyah airbase to fight and liberate the Anbar province from the ISIL Takfiri group.

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The US invades Iraq for the third time!

Sep 20 08:30

US Says Ready to Negotiate With Russia, Assad on Syria

US State Secretary John Kerry said that the US is willing to negotiate with the Syrian government to resolve the Syrian conflict without the Syrian president's removal as an apparent precondition.

Sep 20 08:30

Shame on Shin Bet: Almost 6 Weeks Pass and Baby Killers Still Walking Free

The more time passes, the greater the suspicion grows that Shin Bet isn't doing enough to capture murderers of the three members of the Dawabsheh family.

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Kind of how the Israeli-trained US police doesn't seem to care when they kill innocent Americans!

Sep 20 08:09

Media Smears Trump, Ignores Fact That Hillary Clinton Started Birther Movement

While our corrupt media frenzies over the fact that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump did not defend Barack Obama at a campaign event last night, there is one teensy-weensy detail the media is choosing to hide from everyone: It was Hillary Clinton who started the Obama-Is-A-Muslim rumors.

The reason this is pertinent is due to the fact that our feckless media is (again) trying to crucify Trump, his time for not vouching for Obama’s Christian faith after a questioner at a campaign event accused Obama of being a Muslim.

This is more bubbled overreach from our stupid media. Nobody cares that Trump didn’t defend Obama. It’s a stupid headline: Trump Doesn’t Defend Most Powerful Man In The World - a tempest in The Acela Teapot.

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Obama can defend himself. He's a big boy! Trump is not campaigning for the job of defending Obama. Trump is campaigning for the job of defending America!

Is Obama Muslim? Who cares?

Is is a lousy President? Hell, YES!

Sep 20 08:08

US updating contingency plans for possible war with Russia: US officials

The United States is updating its contingency plans for a potential war with Russia for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to US officials.

The US Defense Department is re-evaluating its Cold War era military plans following increasing tensions between Washington and Moscow over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, the Foreign Policy magazine reported Friday, citing current and former Pentagon officials.

“Given the security environment, given the actions of Russia, it has become apparent that we need to make sure to update the plans that we have in response to any potential aggression against any NATO allies,” says one senior Pentagon official familiar with the updated plans.

“Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine made the US dust off its contingency plans,” says Michèle Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy and co-founder of the Center for a New American Security. “They were pretty out of date.”

Sep 20 08:05

ISIL Militants Kill Senior Egyptian General

Probably the Mexicans!

The Egyptian Ministry reported that militants affiliated with ISIL shot and killed the country's Interior Ministry brigade general overnight into Sunday in the North Sinai governorate.

Sep 20 08:03

Japans sending high-ranking economic delegation to Iran

A high-ranking Japanese delegation consisting of the heads of the country’s major private companies will soon arrive in Iran's capital city, Tehran, to discuss expansion of bilateral economic relations.

According to a statement by the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) of Iran on Sunday, the Japanese delegation will be headed by chairman of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Hiroyuki Ishige.

Sep 20 08:01

75 US-trained militants enter Syria via Turkey: Report

Dozens of militants, who were newly trained by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh Takfiris, have entered Syria from Turkey, a report says.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said in a report on Sunday that 75 militants have crossed into northern Syria over the past few days in a convoy of a dozen cars with light weapons and ammunition.

The militants that were “trained in a camp near the Turkish capital, entered Aleppo province between Friday night and Saturday morning,” said SOHR Director Rami Abdel Rahman.

Sep 20 06:59

Russian specialists leave for France to dismantle equipment from Mistral ships - source

The dismantling of Russian equipment from Mistral type helicopter carriers will begin on Monday; a group of Russian specialists leaves for France on Sunday, a source in the Russian military-technical cooperation sector told TASS. "Today, a group of specialists is leaving for France, and tomorrow they will have a meeting with the French counterparts, after which the dismantling will begin," the source said. "As yet, everything is according to the schedule."
Russia received twice more than paid for Mistrals in ruble equivalent due to devaluation http://tass.ru/en/economy/822207

Sep 20 06:57

Polish Democratic Left Alliance politician calls for normal relations with Russia

A representative of Poland’s left forces Magdalena Ogorek speaks for normal relations with Russia. "Probably, I will surprise you by saying during the election campaign we received more often questions not about abortion, but when we shall bring to normal the relations with Russia," she said in an interview with the Vesti v Subbotu weekly show on the Russian television, as she commented on fears the Polish have in connections with "Europe’s excessive liberalism." The Russians and Polish should not be enemies, she said. "During the election campaign I never came across anti-Russian moods," she said. "We, the Polish, do not suffer from Russia phobia. Sure, geopolitics plays an important role, but we are neighbours: even across the Kaliningrad region. This is why we should have normal relations."

Sep 20 06:54

Ukrainian radicals block trucks to Crimea - media

Representatives of the Crimean Tatars and of a Ukrainian extremist organisation - Right Sector - which is banned in Russia, begin an ongoing protest to block food supplies to Crimea. They plan to prevent trucks carrying food from getting the goods to Crimea and back to Ukraine. A deputy of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament), Refat Chubarov, told reporters earlier about a protest due from Sunday, where the participants will block movement of trucks, delivering goods to Crimea, and at the same time protesters will allow cars and pedestrians cross the border. "Our protest will be long. Our position is the Verkhovna Rada should discuss bills on settlement of relations between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea," he said, adding it is necessary to cancel the law on a free trade zone in Crimea.

Sep 20 06:51

Ukraine’s military open fire on Lugansk three times - militia

"The Ukrainian military are not observing the ceasefire regime," LuganskInformCentre quoted the source. "No victims have been reported," the representative said. "Six violations were registered between 6a.m. on September 18 and 6a.m. on September 19."

OSCE extends its mission’s mandate at Russia-Ukraine border for another three months http://tass.ru/en/world/822246

Sep 20 06:46

Head of Crimean Tatars public organization criticizes Ukraine’s policy

The Crimean Tatar people got an opportunity to restore its usurped rights only after the March 2014 referendum when Crimea reunified with Russia, chairman of Crimean public organization Milli Firka (People’s Party) Vasvi Abduraimov said Friday in the UN Office in Geneva. Abduraimov recalled that in early 1990s Russia adopted laws on exoneration of repressed peoples and victims of political repressions. But during the 23-year-stay as part of Ukraine, Crimean Tatars "were unable to use opportunities granted by Russian laws." "And only after March 2014, we got all opportunities for restoration of all usurped rights as an ethnic community," he said. "Ukraine officially declared itself a unitary state and in all possible ways neutralized and universalized ethnic and religious communities for its so-called ‘Ukrainianness’," Abduraimov said.

Sep 20 06:44

Rally participants in Crimea call ‘traitors’ organisers of food blockade

Active members of the Crimea Tatars community organised in Simferopol and Bakhchisaray protests against the food blockade of the peninsula, Crimea’s Deputy Prime Minister Ruslan Balbek told TASS on Sunday. Young people organised a flashmob by the house of Ukraine’s legislator Mustafa Jamilev. "Over a hundred people participated in it," he said. "They scanned Jemilev is traitor. The participants carried posters reading ‘Food blockade cannot make Crimea kneel,’ and the participants threw eggs into a man wearing a mask of the politician." Another rally was by the SimCityTrans Company in Simferopol. The company is owned by initiator of Crimea’s transport blockade, owner of the ATR television channel, Lenur Islyamov. During the protest, the participants set on fire a U.S. flag. "Crimean authorities do not support actions of the kind," the deputy prime minister told TASS. "But we can understand perfectly well the despair and the moods of our people.

Sep 20 06:41

Russian Foreign Ministry: Estonia’s language policy violates rights of national minorities

Estonia’s language policy is running counter to the recommendations from international human rights institutes on ensuring the rights of national minorities, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, commenting on the Estonian government’s refusal to permit a number of Tallinn-based schools to continue educational process in Russian. "We have repeatedly voiced our concern over the discriminatory language policy the Estonian authorities are pursuing towards our compatriots," she said. "The Estonian government’s decision, which runs counter to the recommendations from international human rights institutions on ensuring ethnic minorities’ rights to preserve and develop their language, has once again proved the rightness of such assesments," she said.

Sep 20 05:39

Refugee and migrant crisis: Hungary finishes border fence, slams Croatia after train incident

Budapest has finished work on a 41 km border fence amid a spat with its neighbor, Croatia, which Hungary accused of violating its sovereignty after Croatia let a train carrying a thousand asylum seekers into the country.

Croatia’s claim that the train, which transferred thousands of migrants and refugees to the Hungarian border followed a bilateral agreement, was condemned as a “lie in the face” of Hungary and the EU, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Saturday.

Sep 20 05:04

BBC Strings Lies Together to Propagandize for Assad’s Overthrow

The BBC simply assumes that Assad is hated instead of passionately supported by the Syrian people, and that the U.S. and “the West” have been “not intervening” but have been well-intentioned there. And the BBC’s producers invited on Western ‘experts’ to ‘debate’ the matter, but all within this lying framework.

Sep 20 04:06

BEX ALERT - Jewish Woman Victimized By 'Anti-Semitic' Slurs Such as "Zionist Jews Were Responsible For 9/11!" Prove That New Anti-Semitism Protections Are Needed At UC Campuses (Video)

The University of California Board of Regents held their much-anticipated meeting at UC Irvine on Thursday, purportedly to decide whether or not to adopt the U.S. State Department's official definition of Anti-Semitism for the UC system. They held a lively public comment period with over fifty speakers waiting in line, who were given exactly one minute each to speak.
Many people are unaware that the UC Board of Regents President is none other than "Big Sis," former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano! Free speech advocates and critics of Israel spoke strongly in opposition to adoption of such a policy, while Jewish and pro-Israel folks insisted that it was necessary to stop the hate, bigotry, and Anti-Semitism. In the end the board decided there was "more work to be done" in drafting the document, but the video testimonies here are priceless.

Sep 20 03:55

Pluto never ceases to amaze scientists

Google translation:
Pluto never ceases to amaze scientists

Sep 20 03:48

US updating contingency plans for possible war with Russia

The United States is updating its contingency plans for a potential war with Russia for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to US officials.

Sep 20 03:42

Neocons Babble Over Syria Crisis

America’s neocons are so wedded to their “regime change” plans for Syria that they even flirted with embracing Al Qaeda. They are now furious over Russia’s expanded engagement in support of Syria’s secular government because it frustrates long-held neocon desires.

Sep 20 03:33

Syriza Party Leads in Greek Snap Parliamentary Elections With 32% of Votes

Greek left-wing party Syriza gained 32 percent of votes in country's snap parliamentary elections, according to exit polls.

Sep 20 03:20

Italy’s Role In a New European Disorder

The right commanders and soldiers have always been in place, what’s lacking is the political leadership. The whole Libya affair, from Bengazi and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to the refugees we see flooding into the EU today – it’s one of the biggest tragedies in modern times. And it’s not tragic because of soldiers on any side.

Sep 20 00:44

New Marijuana Law Side Effect: Youth Possession Now a Felony

Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols said Senate Bill 5052, which the Legislature passed and Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law this year, contains the new language.

"If you are a minor, a person under 21, it's a felony no matter what," Nichols said.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, said the tougher penalty was designed to deter minors from trying an adult drug.

"We have to send a message to our kids: This will hurt you in more ways than one if you decide to participate,"

September 19, 2015

Sep 19 20:10

Free speech petitioners told they’ll be ‘locked up’ at DuPage

Sep 19 19:05

Negative interest rates could be necessary to protect UK economy, says Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England may need to push its interest rates into negative territory to fight off the next recession, its chief economist has said.

Andy Haldane, one of the Bank’s nine interest rate setters, made the case for the "radical" option of supporting the economy with negative interest rates, and even suggested that cash could have to be abolished.

Sep 19 19:01

Ministers warn Cameron not to rig EU referendum for 'In' campaign

Cabinet ministers are plotting to rebel against David Cameron over Europe amid concerns that he will try to “stitch up” the referendum to keep Britain in the EU.

Several senior members of the government are warning the Prime Minister that he will inflict a deep and damaging wound on the Conservative party if he calls an early vote and rushes the referendum in an attempt to stop Eurosceptics building support for the “out” campaign.

One Cabinet source privately accused Mr Cameron and the Chancellor, George Osborne, of trying to get the referendum “out of the way” as soon as possible, amid concern that a date for the vote could be annouced at next month's Tory conference.

Sep 19 18:56

Donald Trump: 'Not my job' to defend Obama from Muslim jibe

Donald Trump has said it is "not his job" to defend Barack Obama, after criticism from fellow Republicans for not correcting a supporter who said the US president was a Muslim.

The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination tweeted there was "no chance" Mr Obama would defend him if he was similarly attacked.

Sep 19 18:36

Poroshenko bans western journalists from Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Wednesday, introducing sanctions against hundreds of individuals and legal entities.

Sep 19 18:11

TIP.VOTE: Reject the Left and Right arms of US fascism: Demand Independents!

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

My friend and colleague, David DeGraw, just launched The Independent Project (TIP) (2-minute video):


2014 Gallup poll on Americans’ confidence in Congress:


David writes:

“Election 2016: A Historic Opportunity To Reclaim Our Freedom

Sep 19 17:34

Police Attack Helicopters in California?

machine-gunning a home invasion suspect!

Sep 19 16:25

Ann Coulter’s Faux Pas: Calling Attention to Jewish Influence

If you really think that immigration is the big issue — and it is, you are understandably upset when so many Republican candidates want to make the big issues Israel, abortion, and their worship of Ronald Reagan — even including Israel in visions of what America will be like if elected. Reagan and abortion may indeed tap into the GOP base but, let’s face it, obsessing about Israel is first and foremost an attempt to appease Sheldon Adelson and the rest of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Trump is succeeding precisely because he is not seen as needing to pander to anyone.

Sep 19 16:05

The Fundamentals of US Surveillance: What Edward Snowden Never Told Us?

By Janet Phelan

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations rocked the world. According to his detailed reports, the US had launched massive spying programs and was scrutinizing the communications of American citizens in a manner which could only be described as extreme and intense.

The US’s reaction was swift and to the point. “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” President Obama said when asked about the NSA. As quoted in The Guardian, Obama went on to say that surveillance programs were “fully overseen not just by Congress but by the Fisa court, a court specially put together to evaluate classified programs to make sure that the executive branch, or government generally, is not abusing them”.

However, it appears that Snowden may have missed a pivotal part of the US surveillance program. And in stating that the “nobody” is not listening to our calls, President Obama may have been fudging quite a bit...

Sep 19 14:46

Russia constructs first foreign camp in Syria for internal refugees

The first tent camp for internal refugees, constructed by Russian engineers, has been opened in western Syria, in a location safe from the raging civil war. Over the last four years more than 50 percent of the Syrian population has been displaced.

The camp site is situated on a racetrack, practically in the downtown of the city of Hama (Hamah), some 40km from the nearest warzone. This site is considered to be relatively safe in a country suffering from active military operations since February 2011.

The camp for 500 refugees consists of 25 army tents fully equipped for living, a field kitchen, a canteen, showers, two mobile power generators and a water-storage facility. The dwelling tents are equipped with beds and heating furnaces for cold weather.

In case the number of refugees increases sharply, the camp is ready to accommodate up to 1,000 people.

Sep 19 12:40

The New Clinton Chronicles 2015

Sep 19 12:28

Total Bollocks From MI5

If you believe MI5’s stories, there are two possibilities. The first is that we have security services of a quite incredible efficiency, able to foil random terrorism, generally regarded as near impossible. The second is that we have thousands of dedicated terrorists of such incredible ineptitude that they can’t manage to kill anybody, even when they could choose any random undefended target in the entire UK and any method from knives to poison to hit and run to shooting to bombs, and don’t mind losing their own lives in the attempt. We have rubbish terrorists.

There is of course a third possibility – that these thousands of dedicated terrorists and these scores of foiled plots in the last decade were inventions, or at least the grossest exaggerations, by the security services. A number of fantasists have indeed been convicted and jailed. But the only, single, potential attacker in recent years who actually possessed a viable bomb was a British army soldier with a hatred of Muslims. And naturally he was not counted as nor convicted as a terrorist. Terrorists are Muslims.

Sep 19 12:14

The Republican Candidates Just Can’t Quit Neoconservatism

With the exception of Rand Paul, the GOP field remained in thrall to a bankrupt neoconservative ideology.

If the candidates’ positions on foreign policy were anything to go by, the neocon outlook—which is in essence a frightened, xenophobic, reflexive militarism—continues to have a stranglehold on a Grand Old Party, which cannot seem to shake some Very Bad Ideas.

Of the 11 candidates who made it to prime time, only Senator Rand Paul made the feeblest attempt to defy the GOP’s orthodox militarism

Sep 19 11:46

Ahmed Backlash Continues: Fox News Brings On Fuhrman For Police Rehab

There is a segment of our population which simply cannot tolerate a happy ending for anyone who isn't white and Christian, so it was expected that there would be backlash against 14-year old Ahmed Mohamed. First, we had CJ Pearson, 13-year old already-bitter-but-enterprising kid who has been indoctrinated by conservative nonsense complaining, and now we have Megyn Kelly trotting out Mark Fuhrman to tell us all why the kid's invention shouldn't be believed to be a simple clock.

According to Fuhrman, Ahmed isn't an eager-beaver A student, but instead a passive-aggressive terrorist waiting to pounce, and police didn't overreact at all. Not one bit.

Sep 19 11:23

Hillary Clinton’s aides relinquish more than 100,000 pages of emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides have belatedly turned over more than 100,000 pages of emails they had kept on personal email accounts, or accounts tied to Mrs. Clinton’s server, the government told a federal judge late Friday.

Huma Abedin turned over an estimated 23,000 pages of emails, Philippe Reines gave back 70,000 pages of messages and Cheryl Mills returned somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,870 pages, the Obama administration told Judge Rudolph Contreras in a court filing.

Sep 19 11:13

Screw representative government – Americans need direct democracy

Let’s start from the end: representative government is an abject failure. Screw it. We need self-determination.

Sep 19 10:26

Mt Hutt extends season as more snow on way

Mt Hutt ski area is extending its season, thanks to the arrival of more snow.

The MetService has a heavy snow warning out on Saturday for Canterbury, north of the Rakaia River, and the Marlborough Ranges.

Mt Hutt got 10cm of new snow overnight and more is forecast on Saturday.

The ski area has extended its season to the end of the school holidays on October 11.

Sep 19 10:19


What if the Syrian refugees were Christian …. would the gates open for them?

Sep 19 10:12

Moody's Downgrades France, Blames "Political Constraints", Sees No Material Reduction In Debt Burden

Citing "continuing weakness in the medium-term growth outlook," Moody's has downgraded France:

Sep 19 10:12

Obama Renews 14-Year-Long National Emergency Proclaimed by Bush

President Barack Obama has renewed the declaration of emergency over the United States that his predecessor George W. Bush first proclaimed following the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Sep 19 10:11

No Nation 'Has Ever Threatened Humanity's Survival' More Than US

No nation in history has ever threatened peace more than the United States, US author Stephen Lendman emphasizes, adding that Washington bears full responsibility for creating the notorious Islamic State.

Sep 19 10:11

Undersea Hybrid Warfare: Russia Fields World's Largest Deep-Sea Fleet

During the Cold War the USSR had developed its own clandestine underwater systems — nuclear powered mini-subs — following in the footsteps of the United States; contrary to all expectations, these systems survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and even received further funding during the 1990s, American writer and filmmaker Steve Weintz points out.

In 1968, the US created the NR-1, a nuclear-powered four-man mini-sub, which was able to dive over 3,000 feet and stay underwater for weeks. It was "a marvel of American ingenuity," Steve Weintz underscored.

These clandestine underwater systems were considered crucial for undersea warfare.

Sep 19 10:10

Three Reasons Why The U.S. Government Should Default On Its Debt Today

The overleveraging of the U.S. federal, state, and local governments, some corporations, and consumers is well known.

This has long been the case, and most people are bored by the topic. If debt is a problem, it has been manageable for so long that it no longer seems like a problem. U.S. government debt has become an abstraction; it has no more meaning to the average investor than the prospect of a comet smacking into the earth in the next hundred millennia.

Many financial commentators believe that debt doesn’t matter. We still hear ridiculous sound bites, like “We owe it to ourselves,” that trivialize the topic. Actually, some people owe it to other people. There will be big transfers of wealth depending on what happens. More exactly, since Americans don’t save anymore, that dishonest phrase about how we owe it to ourselves isn’t even true in a manner of speaking; we owe most of it to the Chinese and Japanese.

Sep 19 10:09

Interbank Credit Risk Soars To 3 Year Highs - Is This Why Janet Folded?

Last week we warned of the ominously rising risks evident under the surface in US financials. Following Yellen's decision to chicken-out yesterday, it appears interbank counterparty risk is even ominous-er. With bank stocks prices tumbling, catching down to credit market's concerns, the TED Spread - implicitly measuring interbank credit risk - jumped over 21% yesterday - to its highest in 3 years.

Sep 19 10:07

It Begins: Australia's Largest Investment Bank Just Said "Helicopter Money" Is 12-18 Months Away

Just over two years ago, when the world was deciding who would be Bernanke Fed Chair replacement, Larry Summers or Janet Yellen (how ironic that Larry Summers did not get the nod just because a bunch of progressive economists thought he would not be dovish enough) we wrote about a different problem: with the end of QE3 upcoming and with the inevitable failure of the economy to reignite (again), we warned that there remains one option after (when not if) QE fails to stimulate growth: helicopter money.

Sep 19 10:06

Congresswoman Wilson Submits Her Vaccine Bill Again: New Federal Vaccine Mandate Proposed: All Shots Required, No Parental Exemptions

Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act.

Sep 19 10:05

NVIC Questions FDA Fast Tracking of Squalene Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine

The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is questioning the basis for the fast tracked licensure by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a squalene-adjuvanted influenza vaccine for use in seniors over age 65. The Novartis MF59 adjuvanted Fluad vaccine was approved for accelerated licensure by the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on Sept. 15, 2015 primarily using limited immunogenicity and safety evidence from a small clinical trial in which only about 1,000 healthy Americans over age 65 were given the adjuvanted vaccine.

Sep 19 10:04

Hillary Clinton bails on hanging out with eager kids from Laconia Boys & Girls Club

Hillary Clinton held two events in New Hampshire on Thursday, including a heroin forum in Laconia.

The forum's goal was to brainstorm ways to get the drug crisis under control.

But there was another crisis brewing at Laconia Boys and Girls Club, one that had parents angry and some kids in tears.

8-year-old Landon, left the Boys and Girls Club disappointed and empty handed.

He was told he was going to meet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton right after her heroin forum.

That didn’t happen.

Sep 19 10:02

Police gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persistsPolice gird for Temple Mount violence Friday as unrest persists

Men under 40 will be barred from compound; PM tells UN’s Ban Palestinian rioters aim to break status quo; rocks, firebombs thrown and bus set on fire Thursday night

Sep 19 09:59

VoiceExclusive: The Pentagon Is Preparing New War Plans for a Baltic Battle Against Russia

But the really troubling thing is that in the war games being played, the United States keeps losing.

Sep 19 09:57

Oliver Stone's American history: 'We’re not under threat. We are the threat'

As he launches his new TV series offering a critical view of US overseas exploits, the film director tells MEE he didn’t always see it that way

Sep 19 09:52

Scientists Ask Obama To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

The science on global warming is settled, so settled that 20 climate scientists are asking President Barack Obama to prosecute people who disagree with them on the science behind man-made global warming.

Scientists from several universities and research centers even asked Obama to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to prosecute groups that “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”

RICO was a law designed to take down organized crime syndicates, but scientists now want it to be used against scientists, activists and organizations that voice their disagreement with the so-called “consensus” on global warming. The scientists repeated claims made by environmentalists that groups, especially those with ties to fossil fuels, have engaged in a misinformation campaign to confuse the public on global warming.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder just how soon these 20 "scientists" will disclose their relationship to carbon credit swap companies.

And please remember; Al Gore developed this scheme with Ken Lay (of Enron "fame") and they were going to do to carbon... what Lay had done to energy.

Sep 19 09:49

It's Time to Break Up the Banks

The greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street drove this country into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Their casino-style gambling has helped divert 99 percent of all new income to the top one percent. And it has contributed to the most unequal level of wealth and income distribution of any major country on earth.

In the midst of all of this grotesque inequality sits a handful of financial institutions that are still so large, the failure of any one would cause catastrophic risk to millions of Americans and send the world economy into crisis.

If it's too big to fail, it's too big to exist. That's the bottom line.

I introduced legislation in Congress that would break up banks that are too big to fail. Can you sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of my bill to show your support?

Sep 19 09:49


Sep 19 09:45

Bush drops Thatcher for $10 bill after Irish criticism

National reporter Colby Itkowitz noted that “American women weren’t the only ones slighted when Jeb Bush chose a British woman to be the first female on U.S. paper currency.

“He also offended the second largest ancestry in the United States: Irish Americans. He picked Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, because she “restored the United Kingdom to greatness.”

The Post noted that Irish Central first galvanized the fierce Irish criticism.

Sep 19 09:45

‘You have treated us with contempt’: Soldiers’ families demand Iraq Inquiry deadline

Relatives of 29 soldiers killed during the Iraq war have called on Sir John Chilcot to publish his long-awaited report on the UK’s role in the conflict before the end of the year or face legal consequences.

In a letter sent on Monday, lawyers acting on behalf of the families, wrote: “In the absence of any reasonable, transparent and full explanation why you cannot, we expect you to write to the prime minister within one month with a date for publication, which should be by the end of the year."

“By your own admission, now Maxwellization is over, there is nothing to prevent you doing this. If you fail to do so, we will continue with our legal challenge.”

Sep 19 09:44

Quotations In Support Of White Genocide

There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.

– Wesley Clark,
Retired General who commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War. (Jewish)

The strengthening of multicultural or diverse Australia is also our most effective insurance policy against anti-Semitism. The day Australia has a Chinese Australian Governor General I would be more confident of my freedom to live as a Jewish Australian.

– Miriam Faine, editor of Australian Jewish Democrat.

Sep 19 09:43


Six days before Austin Pledger swallowed his first Risperdal, Janssen scientists and marketing executives met with an advisory board of doctors in a luxury hotel suite in New York. The group wrestled with problems concerning the prolactin and gynecomastia data that had come in from the clinical study Gorsky and his team had ordered up, hoping to put the issue to rest.

This new study was actually a study of studies. It pooled the one study called “INT-41”—which had the largest number of participants and the worst results and had devoted what those who conducted it called “special attention to prolactin”—with four smaller, more general studies that had produced less troubling numbers.

Although this approach diluted the bad news for Janssen, there were still two problems.

First, the gynecomastia rates remained high.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We can expect Big Pharma do do this kind of despicable thing to mask bad news in trial results.

If you doctor gives you a prescription, one of the first questions you need to ask (even if your doc squirms, or asks, HOW DARE YOU?!?) is, are they getting compensated by the manufacturer of record by writing prescriptions for these products?!?

That's something that Pfizer did, and I was the victim of such a practice. The drug I was prescribed, by two doctors who were part of my HMO at the time, was an "off book" prescription for joint pain. It really created havoc for me, physically, and emotionally, and I was never told that quitting the drug "cold turkey" could lead to seizures.

Mike, after about 45 minutes on-line, had a hunch that it was chemical sensitivity which was causing my pain, specifically formaldehyde precursors. When we threw out every product in our home that had this product in it, I was able to walk without pain the next morning, after half a decade of not being able to play piano or harp without pain.

OF course, had the HMO actually been doing their job, and tested me for chemical sensitivity, I would not have needed the pain meds in the first place, but of all the tests I was given to diagnose the cause of my pain, this critical test never happened.