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November 15, 2014

Nov 15 10:18

Canada's yappy dog barks at Putin

Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to "get out of Ukraine" in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia.

Harper's spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders' retreat on Saturday morning when Putin approached and extended his hand.

MacDonald said Harper told Putin: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine."

Nov 15 10:03

Kill the Messenger Official Trailer #1 (2014)

Nov 15 10:01

OIC calls on Security Council to end Israel's occupation of Palestine

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation held an emergency meeting of the Quds Contact Group on Wednesday in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, during which the group urged the UN Security Council to issue a resolution that would put an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine within a specific time frame and in line with the already established international agreements, Alamat Online news reported.

Nov 15 10:01

Meet the Warmongering Billionaires Who Will Spend a Fortune to Influence the Next President

Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, two billionaires with right-wing, pro-Israel agendas, took the stage at the Israeli American Council’s inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. They fantasized about bombing Iran and about buying the New York Times because they said it’s biased against Israel. Both are bound to play an outsized role in the 2016 presidential elections by flooding the campaign with money to support their favored candidates. In a post-Citizens United world, Adelson and Saban are kings, and Israel will be the beneficiary of their largesse if the donors have the ear of a future president.

“There’s no right or left when it comes to Israel,” Saban said in what news reports called a joking reference to the moguls’ seating positions at the conference where they spoke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How does it make you feel, to understand, with absolutely painful clarity, that the next, strongest benefactor of the 2016 elections will be the country of Israel, no matter which candidate gets elected?!?

We the People have become useless, expendable, and irrelevant, when it comes to big money , fighting for an Israeli-centric government, no matter who gets chosen.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING.


Nov 15 09:36

What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?

As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up - or about to be - with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.

The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft - unarmed - repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.

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Nov 15 09:31

Paedophile priest Daniel Curran in court on fresh child abuse charges

Fr Daniel Curran (64) has already been jailed for abusing more than a dozen boys over a 17-year period.

At Downpatrick Magistrates Court yesterday Curran, of Bryansford Avenue, Newcastle, was charged with four further sex offences committed against a child in the 1990s.

He is accused of gross indecency and indecent assault.

Curran allegedly abused the child sometime between August 8, 1990 and August 7, 1995.

Nov 15 09:30

US Attorney Says Attempts To Use “Liberty Dollar” As Money Is Domestic Terrorism

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” US Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Then why aren't you arresting the federal Reserve, lady?

Nov 15 09:29

What really happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi — and the back story the media won’t tell you

Courtis had a curious exchange with Putin during some of the economic forum sessions in Beijing. He asked if Russia would provide North Korea security guarantees if it agreed to renounce nuclear weapons.

Putin replied in part: “Your question is too clever. This is not the moment yet even to raise that question, let alone answer it. Often, the problem in the world is not that small countries, who feel they are under siege, are unwilling to change. Rather, it is that the bigger countries are all piling on like bullies in the school yard – and they don’t know when to stop.”

I hope Kerry and Obama were listening at that moment. As Courtis heard it, “I think Putin was signaling to the West that there will be no more help from Russia with sanctions on North Korea, or anywhere else. One could also read Iran, Syria, Venezuela, etc., into that line of reasoning.”


Nov 15 09:28

Bernard von NotHaus, “Architect” of the Liberty Dollar to be Sentenced

Von NotHaus did appeal his conviction stating….[1]

“…if anything is clear from the evidence presented at trial, it is that the last thing Mr. von NotHaus wanted was for Liberty Dollars [to] be confused with coins issued by the United States government…His intention – to protest the Federal Reserve system – has always been plain. The jury’s verdict conflates a program created to function as an alternative to the Federal Reserve system with one designed to [deceive] people into believing it was the very thing Mr. von NotHaus was protesting in the first place…the Liberty Dollars was not a counterfeit and was not intended to function as such. The verdict is a perversion of the counterfeiting statutes and should be set aside.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a miscarriage of justice to keep us all slaves to the Federal Reserve's debt-based money system. And I note that the government only moved against Liberty Dollars and Bernard von NotHaus after they put Ron Paul's face on a coin, which apparently hurt President Bush's poo widdle feewings.

Nov 15 09:16

IN PHOTOS ~~ SILENCING THE SONGS AND DANCE OF APARTHEID

Anti-Apartheid Dance and Songs Meet Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company in Protest at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Nov 15 09:16

Russian aggression against Ukraine a threat to world: Obama

The United States, as the world's only superpower, is leading the global community in opposing Russia's aggression against Ukraine, as well as other threats, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay Barry, if you really think a war with Russia is going to fix the ponzi-scheme economy...



Here's your rifle..

 



Here's your parachute..

 



We ran out of the desert camo, but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from Gitmo..

 



Watch your head climbing into that transport plane..

 


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And we'll call whoever it is you are telling us needs to be invaded this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

 

But given the very long history of the United States government and the corporate media lying and tricking us into wars, you will forgive We The People if we sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

MORE ABOUT HOW ALL WARS ARE STARTED WITH LIES CAN BE FOUND HERE!

Nov 15 09:13

Manipulation Of CPI Saved The Federal Government Over $150 Billion From 1998-2012

Hiding in econometric obscurity, in an area of research so boring no economist would dare tread, did the government knowingly encourage the adoption of a dubious economic theory that would likely bias inflation downward? If so, it was a good bet.


Nov 15 09:11

Priest accused of historic sexual abuse allegations

A Catholic priest has been charged with a string of sex offences dating back 30 years.

Canon Mortimer Stanley returned to Greater Manchester from his home in Ireland to face the allegations at Bury Magistrates court today.

The Crown Prosecution Service authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Canon Stanley, 82, after complaints by former pupils at a Rochdale school.

He is accused of 17 charges of indecent assault on a girl under 14 between 1977 and 1988.

The allegations involve ten victims. All the alleged victims were pupils at St Vincent’s Primary School, which has been historically linked to the parish.

Nov 15 09:10

Pakistan court issues arrest warrants for protest leaders Khan, Qadri

Pakistani opposition leaders reacted with outrage on Thursday after a court issued arrest warrants for a top politician and a firebrand cleric who led protests in the capital of Islamabad aiming to topple the government.

An anti-terrorism court issued the arrest warrants for opposition leader and former cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri late on Wednesday. The warrants accused their supporters of storming parliament and the state television building on Sept 1.

The warrants may provoke fresh unrest at a time when the country is struggling to rebuild its image.

Thousands of protesters led by Khan and Qadri demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption and vote-rigging in the May 2013 polls.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope BOTH gentlemen are wearing their Kevlar undies at this point.

Nov 15 09:09

British Police Call On Nation To ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ As ‘Knife Violence’ Continues

The news out of the United Kingdom almost reads like a satire piece from The Onion. But as strange as it may sound to people around the world, and especially in the United States, the British police push to ban knives is no joke.

The new “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” program is in full swing and police are telling us that they have joined forces with an already growing trend in the United Kingdom to ban “pointy” knives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the things that Captain Bly did to the crew of the Bounty was to break off the tips of their work knives. Together with other oppressions this led to the mutiny. The UK government must really be getting scared of their own people to go over the top like this. Will they demand all cooking knives and tableware be plastic only?

Keep in mind that the British government has already admitted that their ban on guns did not actually make the British subjects safer, but is maintained because the people "believe" they are safer. The same will be true of this knife ban. The law-abiding will be disarmed, knives (and guns) will be available to the criminals, and crime will increase. Whose side is the government on? From here it looks like they want to protect the criminals.



Look at all the pointy bits on THAT one! Better ban it!

Nov 15 09:07

2 Rebels, Civilian Killed in Indian Kashmir

Two suspected rebels and a civilian were killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, an Indian security official said Friday.

Central Reserve Police Force Inspector General Nalin Prabhat said the clash began Thursday and raged all night. He said the civilian was hit in the crossfire and succumbed to his injuries.

However, local residents said civilians began throwing stones at the troops, who responded with shots, killing one of them. Resentment against Indian rule and the heavy presence of security troops runs deep in Indian-held Kashmir.

There was no independent confirmation of the incident and no immediate comment from the dozens of rebel groups fighting Indian rule.

Rebels have been battling Indian control since 1989. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the fighting and in a subsequent Indian military crackdown.


Nov 15 08:42

US Sanctions Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks

erious negotiations on the issue of enrichment capacity have been going on ever since an agreement between Iran and Russia on sending a large part of Iran's stockpile of low enriched uranium (LEU) to Russia to be converted into fuel plates was concluded. That arrangement could reduce Iran's LEU stockpile to zero, thus having the same impact on Iran's capability for "breakout" as the dramatic reduction in Iran's operational centrifuges the Obama administration had been demanding all summer.

The US delegation is still seeking some reduction in Iran's total centrifuge force, but the semiofficial Iranian website irannuc.ir said US negotiators were now proposing a ceiling of 6,000, according to a Los Angeles Times report on Nov. 4. The US delegation, which had originally demanded as few as 1,500 centrifuges, had previously let it be known informally that it would settle for 4,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These talks have been engineered to fail, courtesy of the US, under pressure from Israel, which wants to see the US strike Iran militarily to bring about regime change.

There is only one slight, teensy, bit of a problem with that approach; and yes, I am talking about the 6,000 gorilla,sleeping on the Steinway in the living room: Russia.

Many Russian officials and military personnel have very blunt regarding Western and Israeli threats against Iran, stating, very publicly, that any attack on Iran would be construed as an attack against Russia itself.

At this time, the US military doesn't have the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional military confrontation against Russia; and this is what makes the military scenario here so scarily dangerous.

Nov 15 08:32

Airstrikes Fail to Slow ISIS' Iraq Killing Spree, Database Suggests

U.S.-led airstrikes have failed to slow the number of ISIS attacks and its defiant militants are now racking up a higher body count than ever before, according to data provided exclusively to NBC News.

Analysis of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center's (JTIC) database shows the current face — and pace — of the group's battle for Syria and Iraq.

Data showed that ISIS massively stepped up attacks after conquering the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10 — and has stepped them up further since airstrikes were launched in August. Deaths caused by ISIS also climbed since the key city was overrun and have continued to rise since the U.S.-led coalition started bombing the militants.

“The airstrikes certainly aren’t impairing their ability to intensify their attacks or carry out their campaign,” said Matthew Henman, head of the JTIC. “They’re not cowed by them, they’re not afraid.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IT appears to me that these jihadists are taylor-made as the "excuse" for invasion 3.0 of Iraq, in an attempt to "groom" the American people toward yet another war here, to control both the oil,, and the monetary denomination in which that oil is sold (read: the US dollar).

Anyone with any insight into military tactics understands one thing: any military force cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

Considering how "well" the last two invasions of Iraq have gone, it would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing for the US to reinvade now.

Unfortunately, however, just because something is a spectacularly stupid thing to be doing is absolutley no guarantee that the US government and military will not do it.

And... by the way, does it appear that both the Pentagon and State Department are experiencing SMD (selective memory disorder) regarding one guy here, who has the loyalty (including a commitment to fight) of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis?!?

I am referring, of course to Muqtada al Sadr, the Shiite Iranian cleric, who could mobiize an army in Iraq in a heartbeat. IF this guy still considers our country, and our military "the enemy" of the Iraqi people, (and there is no evidence to suggest that he has changed his mind on this issue), our soldiers are going to be in a world of hurt here, and hated by all sides.

I would also like to politely point out that until Saddam Hussein was lynched by the Americans, Shiites and Sunnis lived comfortably side by side, with no real beefs against each other.

Nov 15 08:18

Peskov rejects Putin allegedly leaves G20 summit over Ukraine situation pressure

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected reports that Vladimir Putin is allegedly leaving urgently the ongoing G20 summit over the pressure on him due to the situation in Ukraine.

“This is full nonsense,” he said, adding that “Negotiators are raising this issue constantly.” “This is an ordinary routine situation,” he added.

Several media reported earlier that the Russian leader planned to leave the G20 summit before its end over the pressure exerted on him over the situation around Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are desperate to demonize Putin, no matter how silly they look!

Nov 15 08:01

Missouri KKK: We will use ‘lethal force’ against Ferguson protesters

The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to “terrorists.”

Frank Ancona, leader of the KKK’s Missouri operations, has been distributing fliers in the metropolitan St. Louis area warning protesters in Ferguson that those who have threatened police officers and their families will be met with violence themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That there are even any remnants of this movement still existing surprises me, and compels me to ask the question: are these people a part of a government psy-ops, trying to insure that the outcome of the Grand Jury verdict here the worst it can possibly be?!?

Is the government looking for a small, violent demonstration it can put down handily with extreme prejudice, to demonstrate to this country, and the world, that it is exceptionally capable of killing and maiming the dispossessed and make them go back to those horrific, poverty-filled lives, which is the norm in this city?!?

I would, however, like to caution the Federal Government to demonstrate restraint here; because such action in Ferguson may well cause spontaneous riots of the disposssessed in many other cities, where discontent is smoldering, and people see no way out to a better life.

There are far too many places in this country where the American dream has morphed into the American nightmare (Detroit, and Chicago, to name just a few). In developing its strategy regarding what happens in Ferguson, the US government needs to seriously take this into account.


Nov 15 08:00

Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.

Nov 15 08:00

Ebola shuts down signs of normal life in Sierra Leone

So, the number of people who have known to have died of Ebola in the current outbreak in west Africa has passed 5,000. But what does that mean for the affected communities?

Nov 15 07:59

M7.1 - 156km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

Nov 15 07:57

Winter Storm Bozeman Forecast Update: Snow Spreads From Rockies to Midwest, South and Northeast

Winter Storm Bozeman is moving eastward and will spread snow into the Plains, Midwest, South and Northeast in the days ahead. Winter Storm Bozeman has already delivered a swath of snow from parts of Oregon and Washington to parts of Idaho, northern Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.

Over a foot of snow has fell in the mountains of Idaho, western Montana, and Colorado. Some areas also saw ice accumulation from freezing rain, especially in the Pacific Northwest.


Nov 15 07:56

Lake-effect snow buries northeast Ohio

Though the official start of winter is still more than a month away, parts of northeast Ohio are getting slammed with up to 12 inches of snow.

Nov 15 07:56

Cold, Snow and Ice Blasts the US

Temperatures plunged by as much as 60 degrees Fahrenheit across the Rockies and Plains early this week, and the unrelenting cold has remained entrenched across these areas all week.

"This is exceptional cold," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity said. "It's the coldest air we've seen in decades during November."

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Nov 15 07:55

Cross-Country Snowstorm to Whip Rockies, Drop Rare Early Season Snow in Central Plains

A January-like storm will take aim at part of the Rockies and Central states this weekend and may result in disruptions to travel and daily activities.

Nov 15 07:53

Iran inaugurates new gold-processing plant to boost production

Iran has inaugurated a new gold-processing plant that will double the country's annual production to 6 tons, the country’s state television reported, according to the Associated Press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"BOMB THEM! BOMB THEM! GOLD IS BAD! THEY ARE USING THEIR GOLD TO BUILD NUCLEAR WEAPONS! HONEST!" -- Official White Horse Souse


Nov 15 07:52

Rosetta's comet drill results may not get to Earth - ESA

ESA researchers are using all possible ways to explore the surface of the comet, including taking the temperature and capturing some drilling samples. But now specialists are expressing concern over whether the data can be transferred back to Earth.

"The drill has been active today, whether it will sample and will succeed in bringing these samples to ovens we shall know this evening," said Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager. "This would be fantastic but it is not secured - maybe the battery will be empty before we get contact again."

Nov 15 07:50

PoliticsDemocrats Deny Pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections

Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently.

House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next week. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a disabled war veteran who is due to have her first child in December, is missing the elections in person next week because her physician advised her not to travel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It would appear that Democratic House members would mightily prefer all female members to be sterilized before serving. Pregnancy, for them, is an "inconvenient truth" that should never be allowed to get in the way of doing business.

I have a great deal of respect for this woman, and what she has sacrificed for her country, and her desiring to serve in its legislature.

But I can find fewer, more glaring examples of a "war on women", and our disabled Vets than this decision by her Democratic colleagues, and shame on them for it.

Nov 15 07:38

Putin To Leave G20 Summit Early After Being Criticized Over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions.

The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on Sunday at the two-day summit in Brisbane and bring forward his departure because he needed to attend meetings in Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Being bullied and accused about something you didn't do has got to raise your blood pressure somewhat: I am sure this is the same for Putin, who had to believe, after the way he was confronted on alleged Ukraine "aggression" and the downing of MH17, that this was not a climate which could possibly be productive for Russian interests, so decided to opt out early.

So far, as intelligent, independent observers have stated, there have been no provable Russia military moves on Eastern Ukraine. The military moving on Eastern Ukraine has been entirely from Kiev's side, period, end of discussion.

And as to the downing of MH17: Putin had stated that he looks forward to all the facts coming out. And please remember: there would have been absolutely zero benefits for Russia shooting down this plane over Eastern Ukraine; there would, however, be a huge propaganda coup if was Ukrainian military who ultimately shot down this plane, to blame Russia for it.

And notice that the so-called "investigators" of the calamity have been very, very reticent to release their results in a timely manner.

As reported at sherryquestioningall.com on August 18, 2014:

Just a month ago the amount of war rhetoric and accusations against Russia from the U.S. and other Western countries was loud and screaming. Russia/Putin must pay, per Hillary Clinton. Ukraine wanted NATO military immediately to go against Russia. Now MH17 has been forgotten. It is almost as if it never happened from the silence. I have done a search about the black box results from MH17. The latest I found was from July 30th. They have only released that there was a massive decompression event. One article has the excuse that the black boxes were old and may only provide sketchy data. If there was any proof that Russia had committed the shooting down of MH17 it would be everywhere, but instead there is silence with no data from the black boxes being released. That means that the information from the air traffic controller in Kiev was correct along with Russia's intelligence they released showing Ukraine is the one who shot down the plane. So No outrage anymore from the West... in fact you would think it never happened now. Update: 12:15pm: Russia is calling for UN Security Council to release their results and do a briefing on MH 17.

Russia urgently, desperately wants this information out, because it will completely exonerate them from any of the charges about the downing of this plane from the US and the West.

Nov 15 07:24

Amazing architecture, a kaleidoscope of colours and breathtaking symmetry: Stunning images show the beauty of Iranian mosques

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji may have just found his true calling: capturing the little-seen breathtaking beauty of Iran's most dazzling mosques.

The 24-year-old physics student, who lives in Babol in Iran's Mazandaran province, pursues his passion for photography on the side.

Having no formal training whatsoever, Ganji has honed his eye by reading articles and watching Internet tutorial videos, and has a particular affinity for photographing historical architecture.


Nov 15 07:17

Glenn Greenwald On Hillary Clinton: "Soulless, Principle-Free, Power Hungry..."

Well Greenwald is back, and this time he outlines exactly who’s excited about Hillary’s forthcoming run for the Presidency. Here are some excerpts from the Intercept:

It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. One of the few unique aspects to her, perhaps the only one, is how the genuinely inspiring gender milestone of her election will (following the Obama model) be exploited to obscure her primary role as guardian of the status quo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under Clinton's watch, we can expect to see:

1. The complete, unhindered continuance of the Federal Reserve, which has been destroying the American economy over the many years it has been in business.

2. The continuance of these non-stop wars, ultimately for private profit.

3. The continuance of offshoring/outsourcing of jobs by major corporations, (which may pay handsomely for the privileges, through large donations), which used to be the foundation of a thriving middle class in this country.

4. A continuing downward spiral into poverty from people who have lost the good paying jobs, and subsist on part time jobs with little or no benefits.

5. A complete ignoring of Wall Street, when it fouls its own nest with blatant fraud.

6. A brain drain of the best and brightest, because pure science and research will no longer be supported.

7. The complete destruction of public education, and a dumbing down of our kids, so that they cannot do any critical thinking, let alone think for themselves, and will accept any governmental policy without question.

8. Even more draconian assaults to civil liberties and rights. (And by the way, according to the Constitution, a "Free Speech Zone", far away from any candidate, is totally and completely unconstitutional!!)

THIS is, logically, what to expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency: more of the same, but worse, just with another figurehead, symbolizing everything that has turned rotten in this country.

But the problem is, a Republican presidency will be no better.

At the end of the day, both parties are complete, total sell-outs to the large corporations which fund election campaigns, and have ultimately made We the People both irrelevant and expendable.

And this is something about which a lot of thinking people are deeply troubled.

Nov 15 07:14

US Sanctions Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks

Iranian officials view unilateral US economic sanctions, some of which long predate the accusation of nuclear weapons work, as both a challenge to Iran's status in international politics and an indication of US hostility. Amassing bargaining chips to obtain the lifting of sanctions has been one of the objectives driving Iran's ambitious uranium enrichment program from the beginning.

But the Obama administration, under pressure from Israel and the Congressional majority responsive to Israeli interests, has said publicly that it would agree to suspend sanctions only, rather than remove them, and that only those sanctions that are explicitly linked to the nuclear issue would be affected. Actual removal of sanctions would come at the end of the process only, rather than the beginning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The sanctions are suspended ... sanctions back on." -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 15 07:09

Over 50 Inches of Human-Caused Global Warming Blankets Wisconsin Town; Possible State Record

A northern Wisconsin town picked up over 50 inches of snow since Monday, and that may have set a state snowstorm record.

A weather observer in Gile, Wisconsin, technically part of the town of Montreal, measured 50.1 inches of snow from the morning of November 10 through early morning on November 14.

Yes, you read that right: over four feet of snow in just four days' time in this area about 100 miles east of Superior, Wisconsin, or just southwest of Ironwood, Michigan.

Photos tweeted to meteorologist Jim Cantore by Jason Juno (shown above) showed giant snowpiles, some of which appeared to be over six feet high, in the town Thursday night.

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Nov 15 07:06

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions From Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times. These contributions appear to flout federal rules banning companies that manage pension funds from financing the campaigns of officials with authority over pension systems, say legal experts.

The contributions also potentially conflict with an executive order Emanuel himself signed in 2011 prohibiting city contractors and subcontractors from making campaign donations to city officials.


Our sincere thanks to everyone who donated.

Nov 15 07:06

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ADMITS IT MISLED COURT ABOUT FBI’S SECRET SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

The Justice Department acknowledged that it misled a federal Appeals Court during oral arguments last month in a case reviewing whether the government should be able to secretly conduct electronic surveillance of Americans without a warrant.

In a newly unsealed letter, a Justice Department lawyer told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that it spoke erroneously when describing the disclosure restrictions placed upon the FBI's use of so-called national security letters. NSLs, as they are often referred, can compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users to authorities conducting a national security investigation.

Nov 15 07:05

U.S. Navy Deploys Its First Laser Weapon in the Persian Gulf

The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired in several modes -- from a dazzling warning flash to a destructive beam -- and can set a drone or small boat on fire.

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Nov 15 07:00

Depression-Level Collapse In Demand: In Historic First, Glencore Shuts Coal Mines For 3 Weeks

In a historic move showing just how profound the collapse in global commodity demand and trade is, earlier today the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australia's biggest coal exporter Glencore, which last year concluded its merger with miner Xstrata creating the world's fourth largest mining company and world's biggest commodity trader, will suspend its Australian coal business for three weeks "in a move never before seen in the Australian market, to avoid pumping tonnes into a heavily oversupplied market at depressed prices." Putting this shocking move in context, it is something that was avoided even during the depths of the global depression in the aftermath of Lehman's collapse, and takes place at a time when the punditry will have you believe that the US will decouple from the rest of the world and grow at 3% in the current quarter and in 2015.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move, on Glencore's part, is both extremely significant, relative to the global economy...and troubling.

Nov 15 06:57

HAS MICHELLE OBAMA DECLARED A WAR ON CHILDREN?

Angry parents in Chickasha complain their kids aren’t getting enough to eat at school. The Holton family says the meal the district calls a “Munchable” is ridiculous and family members say it needs to change.

The meal that daughter Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of Monday consists of lunch meat, a couple crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower. Schools in Chickasha serve it every other week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

 
You know you are in a dictatorship when the dictator's wife decides what your kids eat for lunch!

What Michelle Obama says your kids should eat.

 

What Michelle Obama eats.


Nov 15 06:56

Monsanto sues over GMO law

A day after supporters of a Maui County moratorium on genetically engineered crops went to court in support of the new law, Monsanto struck back with its own lawsuit hoping to invalidate the voter-approved ordinance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1762-1821)

Nov 15 06:53

Police expert: War on terror has turned our cops into occupying armies — and we’re the enemy

The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I remember it being drilled into me as a police officer, as a sergeant and then as a lieutenant: partnership, problem-solving, and prevention – the three Ps,” Nolan said Wednesday during a panel sponsored by the American Constitution Society.

“If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality,” he continued. “We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularly in communities of color.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is one very present, real problem which Nolan doesn't address; and that is training of American police by Israel's IDF, to insure that Americans are treated by their police just the same way in which the Palestinians are treated by the IDF.

Nov 15 06:52

Declassified Israeli cables add evidence USS Liberty no accident

A Special Report by the Chicago Tribune details declassified cables, from the Israeli State Archive, which add further evidence that Israel knew it was attacking an American ship as it attacked the USS Liberty.

The cables obtained by the Tribune are were published in a 2007 special report, and detail exchanges between the Israeli ambassador in Washington and the Israeli foreign minister in Tel Aviv. Five days after the attack, Israeli Ambassador Avraham Harman worried that the deliberate nature of the attack had been uncovered, and cabled Foreign Minister Abba Eban that a source code-named "Hamlet" had told him that the Americans had:"clear proof that from a certain stage the pilot discovered the identity of the ship and continued the attack anyway."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don;t you hate a government that will allow Americans to be killed to placate a foreign nation?

Nov 15 06:43

Russia to Open Arctic Military Drone Base 420 Miles off the Alaskan Coast

Russia has announced plans to build a drone base for military reconnaissance in a town just 420 miles off mainland Alaska and just over 300 miles off the US state’s St Lawrence Island, Russia’s state news agency reported on Thursday.

“The command of the eastern military district in charge of the military development of the Arctic zone has moved forward with plans to form an unmanned aerial vehicle division,” Alexandr Gordeev, spokesperson for the district said.

The new base’s key objective will be to provide air reconnaissance for the Russian navy in its eastern waters which directly border U.S. waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the massive, swelling demonization of both Russia and Putin, coupled with economic sanctions which could well lead to a shooting war between Russia and the West, I cannot blame Russia at all for this move.

After all, I am certain that the US and the West maintain air reconnaissance against the Russian Navy at this point.


Nov 15 06:40

NRA warns of Obama-fueled ‘end-run around Congress’ on gun rights

The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an “end-run around Congress,” a spokesperson said.

“We are worried about an end-run around Congress,” NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen told The Blaze. “Barack Obama or a future anti-gun president could use ATT and international norms compliance to rationalize enacting gun control politics through executive actions, especially in the import and export realms.”

Nov 15 06:37

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions From Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times. These contributions appear to flout federal rules banning companies that manage pension funds from financing the campaigns of officials with authority over pension systems, say legal experts.

The contributions also potentially conflict with an executive order Emanuel himself signed in 2011 prohibiting city contractors and subcontractors from making campaign donations to city officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How... cosy: I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning!!

Nov 15 06:34

The U.S. Department of Justice Handles Banker Criminals Like Juvenile Offenders…Literally

We all know by now that if you’re a woman with an overgrown lawn, a child walking by himself to the park, a homeless person, or someone feeding a homeless person, you’re a contemptible criminal in the eyes of the U.S. injustice system. As such, police and prosecutors will come down on you as hard as they possibly can. Subjecting you to the full and brutal force of the law, including jail sentences for non-crimes.

On the other hand, should you be a connected politician, a banker, or other elite member of the status quo, you can do absolutely anything you want. If you’re a politician and get caught it’s true you might lose your job, but don’t fret, a cushy position is waiting patiently for you on the other side of the revolving door.

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Unless and until the DOJ is ready to prosecute these fraudsters to the fullest extent of the law , and there is jail time for these people in the polar opposite of a Club Fed, these practices will continue.

Nov 15 06:31

Youtube removes ITCCS historic postings detailing complicity of Harper cabinet minister Denis Lebel in Ninth Circle cult, and of child killing at elite Vancouver Club

Crucial evidence from the ITCCS exposing child trafficking and Ninth Circle rituals in Canada was removed yesterday by youtube without explanation.

The postings consisted of first hand evidence shared in interviews with Kevin Annett, the North American Field Secretary of the ITCCS. The evidence included the names of prominent church, judicial and government members of the Ninth Circle in Canada, and of a west coast child trafficking and cult sacrificial group known as the Twelve Mile Club.

Nov 15 06:29

Climate Alarmists have “Religious Conversion” to pro-nuclear

A New Generation of Nuclear Reactors, the logical “Solution” for the Climate Scare

Nov 15 06:28

But it's only just getting started! Russian President Vladimir Putin 'to leave G20 summit early' after tense meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron

Russian president Vladimir Putin is reportedly cutting his stay at the G20 Summit short, after a 'tense' meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and calls from protesters for Mr Putin to be expelled from the country

While Vladimir Putin was all smiles as he was welcomed to the 2014 G20 on Saturday afternoon, Bloomberg.com reported that the Russian President was planning to leave Australia the very next day, with plans to bring a press conference forward on Sunday before leaving the country ahead of schedule.

The Telegraph reported that the move may have been prompted by stern words from Mr Cameron over Russia's involvement in the embattled nation of the Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the leaders of all these nations enslaved to private central banks are convinced a new world war with Russia is their best option to evade the consequences of their allowing said nations to become enslaved to said private central banks.

Nov 15 06:26

Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County's GMO Ban

Lawsuit comes just one day after supporters of GMO planting ban in Hawaii filed a motion of their own with local courts seeking "transparency and proper implementation" of the moratorium approved by voters on Election Day.

Though not unexpected, the suit exposes the threat posed to the agrochemical giants when local people rise up in opposition to the destructive nature of their business model.

Alongside other plaintiffs, two of the world's most powerful agrochemical companies, Monsanto and Dow Chemical, filed suit against Maui County in Hawaii on Thursday, less than two weeks after voters there approved a moratorium on the planting and cultivation of genetically-modified crops within the boundaries of their communities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious executives in both Monsanto and Dow believe that they can buy/bribe their way out of this.

November 14, 2014

Nov 14 17:06

Package Delivery Virus

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As we head into the holidays, scammers are using fake delivery notifications which appear to be from UPS, FedEx, USPS and such to trick you into downloading malware. Most ask you to click a link to schedule redelivery or provide confirmation information. None of the real delivery companies do this.

Nov 14 17:00

School Defends Drill That Had Police Busting Into a Classroom With Weapons Drawn, Terrifying Students and Parents

Florida parents and students were frightened by an unannounced active shooter drill that took place at a middle school Thursday, but officials and police defend not giving prior warning.

“We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” Lauren Marionneaux, a seventh grade student at Jewett Middle Academy, told WTVT-TV.

The news station reported that two police officers, one armed with an AR-15, rushed into Lauren’s classroom during the drill.

Nov 14 16:58

Fury After Police in New York Say They Will Use ‘Longstanding, but Rarely Enforced State Law’ to Confiscate Firearms

Under a “longstanding, but rarely enforced state law,” police in New York are permitted to confiscate firearms of legal gun owners within days of their deaths, Fox News reports. Pro-gun advocates are fuming now that police in Buffalo plan to enforce the law.

Nov 14 16:47

Dad Says PETA Grabbed the Family Dog Off the Porch and Killed It

With Maya missing, Cerate checked his security camera and discovered a disturbing sight: A van marked “PETA” had backed into his driveway and two women got out. One walked up to Cerate’s porch, grabbed the dog, and placed it in the back of the van.

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But it gets worse: After Cerate called PETA, the same two women returned three days later bearing a fruit basket to “negotiate about Maya,” he told WAVY. Turns out, Maya had been euthanized.

Nov 14 16:32

New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans

Fresh evidence presented in an exclusive Al Jazeera investigation into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans proves the incident was not a mistake. Since 1967 the ‘official story‘ has been that Israel simply misidentified the American ship as Egyptian for several hours. Israel apologized to the United States and for several decades we’ve been led to believe that this could be the only explanation for why Israeli jets and torpedo boats would launch rockets, missiles and torpedoes at an American target for more than two hours.

Nov 14 14:44

Christopher Bollyn

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Website of today's radio show guest.

Nov 14 13:56

Weather Channel ratings beat CNN, MSNBC, CNBC

Nov 14 13:52

Official 911 Donation Questions Preview Behind Truth Art

Nov 14 12:42

Working for ICE 'is hell right now,' as Obama plans amnesty for illegals

Morale among officers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, already low, has reached a new bottom as illegal immigrants expecting amnesty from President Obama taunt and ridicule the overworked officers, according to a new report.

“Yes,” said one, “working for this agency is hell right now.”

Nov 14 12:24

Winter Storm Brings Four Feet of Snow to Wisconsin; Freeze Continues

A winter storm locking the U.S. in an unseasonable freeze has buried parts of Wisconsin in more than four feet of snow, meteorologists said Friday. The hamlet of Gile, which is located near the Michigan state line, has been walloped with a rare 48.3 inches in the past two days alone. "There were some pretty high totals up there but this area in particular is certainly an anomaly," said Michael Palmer, lead forecaster at The Weather Channel. "It's amazing. It's just amazing how much has come so fast," Gile resident Peg Sutherland told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Nov 14 12:16

Turkey President Erdogan's palace costs to soar

A controversial 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's president will cost even more than the original £385m ($615m) price tag, the BBC has been told.

Officials said the additional costs are due to a new 250-room private residence for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and thousands of imported Italian trees.

Nov 14 12:15

North Korea's Kim Jong-un to send special envoy to Russia

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to send a special envoy to Russia, North Korean state media have said, without stating the purpose of the trip.

Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) also did not say when top Communist party official Choe Ryong-hae would go.

In Soviet times, Russia was a strong ally to the North, supplying aid and missile technology.

Nov 14 12:11

PLAN NINE: "Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a clip from "Plan 9 From Outer Space", arguably the worst motion picture ever made, and every time I see another video of Jonathan Gruber commenting about American voters, it reminds me of this scene! :)

Nov 14 12:06

Suspended Miami ICE agent faces extortion trial

Juan F. Martinez was a “corrupt” federal agent who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars from informants while extorting a Colombian business and drug traffickers with the power of his badge, a prosecutor told Miami jurors Wednesday.

Nov 14 12:04

Officer Punches Student At Least 27 Times At University Of Western Ontario

Accusations of police brutality are being leveled at city police and the University of Western Ontario's campus police after a video surfaced on YouTube showing six officers beating a suspect during an arrest.

Nov 14 12:04

Harvard students take the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test that black voters had to pass before being allowed to go to the polls - and every single person FAILED

A group of Harvard students were recently asked by their tutor to sit the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test - a notorious document with confusing questions that was used to stop black citizens from voting.

Just 50 years ago, states in the South asked voters who couldn't provide proof of a fifth grade education to pass the test in order to be eligible to cast a ballot.

The test was intended to disenfranchise African-Americans, who in order to pass had to correctly answer all 30 questions in 10 minutes.

Despite their Ivy League pedigree, none of the students managed to pass the test and their reactions as they struggled to make sense of the obtuse questions was filmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, I did rather well on the test! :)

Nov 14 12:01

India sterilisation: Police arrest drug factory owners

Indian police have arrested the owners of two pharmaceutical factories as part of the investigation into the deaths of 15 women after sterilisation surgery.

The two men were held on charges of destroying evidence - which they deny.

The doctor who conducted the surgery has also been detained. He denies negligence, saying the medicine administered may have been faulty.

Their cause of death remains unclear. The surgeries were part of a state-run mass sterilisation campaign.

Nov 14 11:58

China's silky road to glory

If there were any remaining doubts about the unlimited stupidity Western corporate media is capable of dishing out, the highlight of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing has been defined as Russian President Vladimir Putin supposedly "hitting" on Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife - and the subsequent Chinese censoring of the moment when Putin draped a shawl over her shoulders in the cold air where the leaders were assembled. What next? Putin and Xi denounced as a gay couple?

Let's dump the clowns and get down to the serious business.

Nov 14 11:57

Sweden releases sonar image confirming 'foreign submarine'

The grainy image shows underwater tracks allegedly left by the vessel.

Several sightings of an unidentified object near Stockholm sparked a huge search and Sweden's biggest military operation in years.

Naval vessels and planes searched waters near the capital but were unable to identify any intruding vessel or say which country was responsible.

Suspicion fell on Russia, but its defence ministry denied any of its ships were involved.

"The military can confirm that a small U-boat breached Sweden's territorial waters," the head of Sweden's armed forces, Gen Sverker Goransson, told a news conference.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Submarines generally avoid hitting the bottom let alone dragging along it. In Dr. John Craven's book "The Silent War" he relates a story of a US submarine, specially equipped for espionage work, getting literally stuck in the mud at one point on a mission, then uncontrollably bobbing to the surface when it finally freed itself, leading to a serious chase by anti-submarine forces from the nation being spied on.

In this case, looking at the image, I wonder if the US was running a test of the new underwater drones they are developing and somehow the depth system was off the mark, leading the drone to try to sail through the mud rather than the water.

Nov 14 11:38

House approves Keystone pipeline, setting up final Senate showdown

House lawmakers, in their first major vote since last week’s elections, easily passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the U.S., sending the bill over to the Senate which will have a major showdown Tuesday.

Nov 14 11:24

Media Blackout as U.S. Sponsors Genocide in Southeastern Ukraine

Here’s a typical example of what’s being blacked-out:

This is a photo of a Ukrainian soldier guiding a truck-full of prisoners toward a ditch, to which the prisoners are then dragged one-by-one, and thrown in, and shot — then covered over with dirt after all the corpses (and perhaps some living bleeding survivors) are piled in it.

Nov 14 11:21

Italy's Grillo: "We Are Not At War With ISIS Or Russia, We Are At War With The ECB"

Nov 14 11:18

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Nov 14 11:03

ITS OFFICIAL AMERICA CREATED Anti PAKISTAN TERROR GROUP TTP

ITS OFFICIAL NOW WHO MADE TTP ITS AMERICA INDIAN RAW AND AMERICAN IMPOSED NORTHERN ALLIANCE DRUG LORDS GOVERNMENT OF AFGHANISTAN. THIS IS THE TRUE FACE OF AMERICA AND CIA SHAME ON U AMERICA AND CIA. AMERICA IS THE BIGGEST TERRORIST OF THE WORLD.

Nov 14 09:32

Carl Sagan’s baloney detection rules

On this 80th anniversary of Carl Sagan’s birthday.

Nov 14 08:57

Vegas police, firefighter prepared for Ferguson announcement

Las Vegas police, Clark County firefighters and community leaders aren’t expecting a riot this week, but they are prepared for one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I smell a government-manufactured civil disturbance on the wind!

Nov 14 08:53

BEX ALERT - Vladimir Putin hates Australia and sees it as an economic threat. And that’s just one reason for sending in the ships

WHY is Russia sending warships towards Australia in a needless act of belligerence?

We can sum that up in two really simple concise phrases. Firstly, Vladimir Putin is pissed off. And secondly, he’s showing off.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was sent to me by a reader in Australia as an example of the non-stop Putin-bashing coming out of the Australian media ahead of the G-20. Already someone is organizing huge anti-Putin protests which will be given full media play even as protests against other world leaders will be hidden. This feels like the last desperate gasp to try to get a war with Russia (and China) underway to prevent the Ruble (and the Yuan) from toppling the dollar as the global reserve and trade currency.

Nov 14 08:47

West ‘pre-staging new Ukraine war’

“One of the saddest lessons of history is if we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken.” -Dr. Carl Sagan, famous American astronomer

Signs are growing that Kiev is now ready to renew its attack on east Ukraine. While we don’t expect this one to be called an “anti-terrorist” campaign, we expect to hear more cries of “Russian invasion.”

I am sensing that the West hopes that, with a full-scale attack on the Republics, Russia will be forced to intercede militarily after the West already has - and NATO will finally have the Russian invasion it has wanted to trigger the next stage of boosting NATO forces on Russia’s borders.

Nov 14 08:42

Christopher Hitchens Revises the Ten Commandments

Nov 14 08:39

The Precognitively Vibrating Nose Hairs of Nostrildamus

It’s pretty amazing what happens when corporations gain personhood. The transition from person to beast doesn't take very long.

Nov 14 08:38

Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts that Gardasil will Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time

I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times because at some point in time, the evidence will add up to prove that this vaccine, technical and scientific feat that it may be, has absolutely no effect on cervical cancer and that all the very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.

There is far too much financial interest for these medicines to be withdrawn.

Nov 14 08:33

Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At this point, I fully expect the Federal government to lie to me, surveille me, and develop policies, both foreign and domestic, which enrich their own pockets, and those of their millionaire friends.

The US Federal government has become useless, and irrelevant to We the People, and no longer worthy of any thinking person's respect.

I can also fully expect this Federal government to continue its policies of endless war, as a form of wealth extraction from other countries, to whose resources the US has absolutely no moral right, and to enrich private profits, as well as keeping the petrodollar the world's reserve currency.

I know that these are a lousy set of conclusions to have come to, but they are the absolute, ugly truths of life in America today.

Nov 14 08:28

Cameron Compares Russia to Nazi Germany Ahead of Meeting With Putin

British Prime Minister David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine ahead of meeting with Vladimir Putin on Saturday at the G20 summit in Australia.

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Stop being such an arse, Dave!

Nov 14 08:27

Small Town May Be First In U.S. To Tax Its Churches

Nome, Alaska, is a tiny town of less than 4000 people. Despite its size, its name is well-known, showing up in popular culture venues from "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" of the 1950's, to "The X-Files," to "The Simpsons Movie." And Nome is the finish line of the 1049 mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Nome, Alaska, may one day soon be known for another reason: as the first American town to tax its churches.

Nov 14 08:26

Rosetta mission: Philae lander tries drilling and hammering to free itself

Scientists have begun activating a drill and hammer on board the robotic comet probe Philae in an attempt to move it into sunlight so that its solar panels can be charged.

Time is running out for the European Space Agency’s lander. Since its bumpy triple touchdown on Wednesday, the spacecraft has been resting on its side, lodged in the shadows of a cliff or large boulder.

Nov 14 08:26

Third Ebola patient headed to Nebraska Medical Center

A third Ebola patient is headed to the special Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, according to news reports Thursday.

The Associated Press identified the patient as Martin Salia, a surgeon who was infected with the virus while treating victims in Sierra Leone, one of the hardest-hit areas of West Africa.

Nov 14 08:15

SMOKING GUN! Gruber Admits Obama Was in Room During Planning of Cadillac Lie

June 13, 2012, Gruber interviews with Frontline and tells them that the Cadillac tax issue was addressed. Obama knew it was going to be a problem, and they all agreed to lie about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This video is badly out of sync, so you might want to listen only, but the point is that EVERYONE in that room, the President included, simply decided that lying to the "stupid American voters" was their best course of action.

Nowhere in the Constitution is the government authorized to lie to you. The Tenth Amendment prohibits the government from assuming that right. Therefore, I hold that every time the government lies to you, whether about the Cadillac Tax, human-caused global warming, or Saddam's nuclear weapons, Torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty being an accident, anything at all; that government is unconstitutional, illegal, and illegitimate. Clearly from these recent revelations, the people inside government think lying is acceptable domestic policy, because it gets them what they want; more money and obedience from you. They will never change their behavior. They have no reason to. They lie about everything. Indeed I think they are afraid to ever tell the truth even once, lest we learn to tell the difference!

It is up to We The People to create a situation in which lies by politicians cost far more than the benefits lies bring them. When we have the courage to grab the liars and toss them out of our public buildings hard enough to bounce on the pavement three times, followed by a thick coat of tar and feathers and a ride out of town on a redwood rail, politicians will discover that truth is a virtue. And they will not discover that one second before.

Nov 14 08:11

Utah federal judge mulling whether to hold FBI in contempt

A federal judge in Utah found Thursday that the FBI’s report on a witness tampering allegation in a case involving Oklahoma City bombing records was incomplete and that the bureau was late in filing it with the court.

But U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has delayed a decision on whether to hold the Bureau in contempt for the failure.

The tampering claim came up during a four-day bench trial in July on Trentadue’s lawsuit, which claims the FBI failed to conduct a search reasonably calculated to locate all requested records in its possession. The FBI has responded that it conducted an "exhaustive" search; Waddoups took the case under consideration and has yet to rule.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that this government will do anything to protect its original narrative on the OKC bombing, even 19 years after the fact.

Nov 14 08:02

New Study: Monsanto’s #1 Herbicide Directly Linked to Chronic Disease Spike

A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States.

Supporting countless studies before it, this new report is a detailed analysis proving an undeniable link between glyphosate-based herbicides and the rates of chronic disease all over the country.

Dr. Nancy Swanson and the President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Andre Leu, led the research team which proved – once again – that glyphosate and Roundup are lethal, even in small amounts.

The chemical is prevalently used on crops across the nation and world. Friends of the Earth Europe, says that more than 650,000 tonnes of glyphosate products were used over five years ago, with the amount being used increasing each year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question which has to be asked of our state and federal governments is this: how can a corporation be allowed to sell a product with impunity which sickens and ultimately kills?!?

Nov 14 07:55

Not alone: New radar data indicates other jets on MH17 course before crash

New radar data indicating that military aircraft were in the air near Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 has been released by a Russian air safety consultancy.

The consultancy provided a snapshot representing the readings taken by a radar station located in Russia’s Rostov, near the Ukrainian border, shortly before and about 20 minutes after the MH17 crash.

According to Sergey Melnichenko, CEO of Aviation Safety consultancy, there were one or two warplanes in the air close to the Malaysian airliner. The data casts doubt on the version of the tragedy favored by Western nations, which claims the plane was shot down from the ground by rebel forces with a sophisticated surface-to-air missile.

Nov 14 07:54

JON STEWART SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ~~ ‘I AM NOT A SELF HATING JEW’!

tewart said he thought that the harsh criticism of those who disagree with Israeli policy stems from the abuse that Jews have experienced historically. “The danger of oppression is not just being oppressed, it’s becoming an oppressor. Because that will deteriorate a society as quickly as being oppressed,” said Stewart.

Nov 14 07:53

1 in 3 Chicagoans living paycheck-to-paycheck

One in three Chicago residents can't go more than a month without a paycheck.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know the feeling! :(

Nov 14 07:52

The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their "regime change" campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria – Iran alliance.

Nov 14 07:51

Putin "Prepares For Economic War", Buys Whopping 55 Tonnes Of Gold In Q3

Just as China is buying 'cheap' oil with both hands and feet, so Russia, according to the latest data from The World Gold Council (WGC) has been buying gold in huge size. Dwarfing the rest of the world's buying in Q3, Russia added a stunning 55 tonnes to its reserves, as The Telegraph reports, Putin is taking advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of Russia's central bank with bullion as it prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic war with the West.

Russia bought more gold in Q3 then all other countries combined...

Vladimir Putin's government is understood to be hoarding vast quantities of gold, having tripled stocks to around 1,150 tonnes in the last decade. These reserves could provide the Kremlin with vital firepower to try and offset the sharp declines in the rouble.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at the Western drum beat on both Russian and Putin demonization, and the the reality that the opening salvos have already rung out in the economic war against it, possibly leading to a shooting war, can you blame Putin or Russia's central bank for having made this move?!?

Nov 14 07:45

Putin: Russian Economy Won't Be Dominated by 'Dollar Dictatorship'

Russia is leaving the dictatorship of the market where oil goods are based on the dollar and won't back down in face of a drastic drop in world prices on energy resources, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Russia plans to leave the “dollar dictatorship” of market oil prices and turn to using the country’s national currency and the Chinese yuan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

“We are leaving the dictatorship of the market where oil goods are based on the dollar and will increase the possibilities of using [other] national currencies: the ruble and the yuan,” Putin said in an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS.

On a November 9 meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the possibility of using the yuan in transactions in fields of mutual cooperation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Methinks that President Obama may have shot himself in both feet by brokering a covert deal with Saudi Arabia to ratchet down oil prices, thus hoping to cripple Russia's oil infrastructure, which is a huge part of its economy.

If, in fact, President Obama does play chess, Putin is 20 moves ahead of him almost every time.

Nov 14 07:38

U.N.: Obama Takes Torture Seriously? Give Us A Break

America, the Obama administration says, takes its history of torture seriously. President Barack Obama outlawed the harsh practices of the Bush era days after taking office. The government has released documents, attempting to demonstrate accountability. There’s a 6,300-page Senate report that has been given to the White House and even a Justice Department investigation into abuses of the Bush years.

The United Nations doesn’t buy it.

“We are not fully satisfied with that answer,” said torture committee Chairman George Tugushi. “In our view, any investigation into possible ill treatment by public officials must comply with the criteria of thoroughness. And actually to be considered credible, it must be capable of leading to a determination of whether force or other methods used were or were not justified under the circumstances, and to the identification of the appropriate punishment of those concerned.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was simply sound and fury, signifying nothing; a "good show", but nothing more.

And the most morally troubling part of the entire issue is, that the US government and military are still torturing.

As reported at theguardian.com on 25 January, 2014:

he United States Army Field Manual (AFM) on interrogation (pdf) has been sold to the American public and the world as a replacement for the brutal torture tactics used by the CIA and the Department of Defense during the Bush/Cheney administration. On 22 January 2009, President Obama released an executive order stating that any individual held by any US government agency "shall not be subjected to any interrogation technique or approach, or any treatment related to interrogation, that is not authorized by and listed in Army Field Manual 2 22.3." But a close reading of Department of Defense documents and investigations by numerous human rights agencies have shown that the current Army Field Manual itself uses techniques that are abusive and can even amount to torture. Disturbingly, the latest version of the AFM mimicked the Bush administration in separating out "war on terror" prisoners as not subject to the same protections and rights as regular prisoners of war. Military authorities then added an appendix to the AFM that included techniques that could only be used on such "detainees", ie, prisoners without POW status. Labeled Appendix M, and propounding an additional, special "technique" called "Separation", human rights and legal group have recognized that Appendix M includes numerous abusive techniques, including use of solitary confinement, sleep deprivation and sensory deprivation.

And force-feeding Gitmo inmates through naso-gastric tubes on a hunger strike because even if some of them have been cleared for release or have no charges brought against them, to punish them for their hunger strike?!?

Inhumane, and immoral.

And why will some of these guys never get released?!/

Because water boarding was not the worst torture done to them, in order to get them to "confess."

Nov 14 07:30

Rising anti-Semitism threatens all of Europe, Samantha Power tells Berlin confab

Rising anti-Semitism in Europe threatens not only Jews but overall European values, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said at a conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Criticism of Israel is anti-semitism. Really, it is! And you can;t criticize Israel because ... because ... well, just because! You can't. We don't. The US Government kisses Israel's ass all the time and it really doesn't taste all that bad! You should follow our example. Sooner or later, you'll learn to like it. We did!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 14 07:25

An Ally Like No Other

The Obama administration is abandoning Israel, its best ally in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good! About time.

This article is the usual puff-piece reselling the idea that the US must always support and protect Israel, reminding the world that Washington DC is in fact a puppet regime ruling the United States for the benefit of Tel Aviv. The US Government, in exchange for AIPAC's thirty pieces of silver ignored Israel's murder of US sailors on the USS Liberty (a false-flag attack by Israel intending to trick the US intro war against Egypt), ignored the murders of Americans Rachel Corrie and Furkan Doğan, constantly vetoes any attempt by the United Nations to control Israel's aggressions, ignores Israel's nuclear arsenal even though Israel refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or allow IAEA inspections, has looted the American taxpayer of 60 times the entire cost of the Apollo Moon program to give to Israel (for which we have yet to see a giant leap for mankind or even the 21st century equivalent of Velcro) even though Israel's possession of nuclear weapons makes such gifts illegal under US law, classified the evidence of Israel's involvement in 9-11, released and sent home the Mossad agents arrested on 9-11 ... need I go on?

Friendship is a two-way street, with giving and taking balanced on both sides. When one party always demands and the other party always capitulates, those are not friends, but a master and a slave. And the slaves are fed up with it.

Nov 14 07:23

Russia Stations Warships Off Australian Coast Ahead Of G-20 Summit

In recent days, four Russian warships have entered international waters off the northeast Australian coast to coincide with Putin's visit to Australia for the summit that brings together the leaders of the world's 20 biggest industrialized and developing economies. Australia, in turn, sent three warships of its own to monitor them.

The Russian embassy said on Friday that Russia's Pacific fleet was testing its range, and could be used as security for Putin.

Abbott was not impressed.

"Russia is being much more assertive now than it has been for a very long time," he said at a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, also in Australia for the summit. "Interestingly, Russia's economy is declining even as Russia's assertiveness is increasing."

The prime minister, who met with Putin earlier this week on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing, aired details of his conversation with the Russian leader.

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Memo to Australian PM Abbott: your ego is attempting to write checks your country's military cannot cash.

And remember: these Russian warships are still in international waters, so provoking them is a big, fat, hairy diplomatic no-no.

Putin has said, publicly, that he is looking forward to having all the facts of the downing of Malaysian Flight 17 to come out.

Prime Minister Abbott, please think (for a moment): would a world leader with anything to hide on this issue actually say this?!?

And please remember that there has been intense reticence for those investigators with the evidence to come clean with all of it.

And why is this?!?

And sir, I really hope - and PRAY - that some of your intelligence folks are reading this right the heck now.

As reported on November 5th 2014 at globalresearch.ca:

This was a Ukrainian Government job. It was close-in. (No missile fired from the distance more than 30,000 feet down to the ground could have been that precise to target the pilot rather than the far larger target of the plane’s entire body.) It came from the Government that Obama installed there in February and that’s now carrying out an ethnic-cleansing campaign against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, the places where Yanukovych’s voters live (to the extent that they still can and do live).Compare that picture with the following one, which I take from a propaganda-site for the U.S. regime, and so which is intended instead to support the Administration’s line on this, certainly not Haisenko’s explanation of how the airliner was downed, though it actually supports Haisenko’s case: As regards whether there were actually two fighter jets firing into the Malaysian airliner or only one, a proponent of the single-jet hypothesis, Bill Johnson, posted as a reader-comment to my article on August 4th, a series of extreme close-ups of the side-panel, in which he inferred that the explanation of the apparent left-side (pilot-side) bullets was probably the shape of the bullets. I then asked him why he declined to accept the possible existence of two jets. He said, “from what I could find Russian military radar detected only one Ukrainian fighter jet, not two. I have looked and looked for any type of radar confirmation of a second fighter jet and can not find it.” However, the most virginal, earliest, online evidence concerning the matter was on July 17th, within moments of the downing, headlined in the subsequent English translation, “Spanish Air Controller @ Kiev Borispol Airport: Ukraine Military Shot Down Boeing #MH17,” and it included, “@spainbuca’s TWITTER FEED,” which included his observation, only minutes after the downing, “2 jet fighters flew very close” to the plane. Furthermore, immediately before that, he had tweeted, “The B777 plane flew escorted by Ukraine jet fighter until 2 minutes before disappearing from the radar.” So, perhaps the second jet appeared distinct to him only immediately prior to the downing. The accompanying news-report, also on July 17th, said: “This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board. The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became clear a passenger jet was shot down.” If this is true, then the radar-records upon the basis of which those tweets had been sent were “confiscated.”

Mr. Prime Minister, I beg you - in the interests of peace, and global economic prosperity - to have some of your military forensics people analyze this information, and someone, please tell me where, precisely, the logic flaws are, because I am listening with both ears.

One of the traits of great leaders is the ability to admit that perhaps, they possibly could have been wrong, because they didn't quite have all the pieces of an issue quite sorted, and analyzed.

But it appears that your demonizing of Russia and Putin are part of a larger PR strategy to "groom" the West for a war against it, to prevent the rise of the ruble, and the Russian economy in general.

Yes, Russia's economy will be hurt by Saudi Arabia's ratcheting down their oil prices, in a covert deal with President Obaman; but sir, that will only be temporary, barring an outright war against it.

Nov 14 07:12

Russian SU24 Bomber Faces Off Against US Aegis Destroyer– And Wins….12 Times.

US destroyer “Donald Cook” with cruise missiles “Tomahawk” entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.

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The story is that a Russian bomber made 12 simulated attack runs against the Aegis ship. All 12 times the Aegis painted the incoming "threat" with targeting radars, and all 12 times the Aegis system shut down! Aegis was designed to (depending on the various ship designs) track and engage anywhere from 90 to 120 simultaneous aerial targets. And today it cannot handle just one!

America is no longer able to build effective weapons systems. But they do manufacture pretty targets!

Nov 14 07:09

Russia warns France over warship delivery

Russia has warned France of “serious” consequences should Paris fail to deliver a Mistral-class assault warship by the end of the month, a report says.

The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti published the report on Friday, quoting an anonymous high-ranking Moscow source.

The source told the state-run agency that “We are waiting until the end of the month, then we will lodge serious claims.”

The first of two Mistral helicopter carriers were supposed to be delivered on Friday; however, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain said a day earlier that “no delivery date can be fixed at this stage.”

Nov 14 07:08

Letter from Kabul: The Great Afghan Bank Heist

The evidence, according to American officials close to the inquiry, appears to implicate dozens of Afghan officials and businessmen, many of them, like Zakhilwal, among Karzai’s closest advisers, with regulatory responsibilities over the Afghan financial system

Nov 14 06:51

WATCH: Police in riot gear arrest California Walmart workers during sit-in over wages, firings

Police decked out in riot gear arrested Walmart workers and supporters after they blocked an intersection in front of a Pico Rivera, California store Thursday evening.

KTLA reports dozens of protestors were taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies wearing riot helmets and holding batons, several hours after the sit-in began, drawing hundreds protesting working conditions at the retail giant.

The sit-in followed a work stoppage earlier in the day at the company’s Crenshaw Boulevard store in Baldwin Hills.

Employees in Baldwin Hills store stopped work and sat on the floor with tape over the mouths reading ‘strike,’ while holding signs saying, “Walmart stop the illegal threats.”

Walmart is currently under investigation for firing and threatening employee activists.

Activists have been setting up protests at Walmart stores across the country, posting pictures on twitter at #walmartstrikers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As reported at abcnews.com in 2010:

By Ed Smith's math, the CEO of Walmart earns more in an hour than his employees will earn in a year. Smith, an alderman in Chicago, presented posters at a city council meeting showing that Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826.92. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City's Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year. Smith's numbers could be a bit off. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, calculates that Duke earned just south of $20 million in 2009 and $28 million in 2008, not counting millions of dollars in potential performance awards. But the alderman argued that there's still a "sad" contrast between Duke's compensation and the wages of his employees.

Apparently, when police departments have their cars decaled with the phrase "to protect and serve" on their police cars, they are only talking about the interests of the corporate monied, and the one percenters.

The decent jobs, which used to be the cornerstone of a healthy middle class in this country, have been, and continue to be, offshored and outsourced to the cheapest labor pools available.

And please notice that it doesn't matter if the administration is Democratic or Republican: the corporate job flight continues at a stunningly brisk pace.

Nov 14 06:39

‘Violent’ stock market crash could be round the corner warns think-tank

A potentially ‘violent’ stock market crash could be on the horizon as financial markets become dangerously stretched, a think-tank has warned.

The Bank of International Settlements said that suspiciously low levels of volatility in the markets seen this year suggest a lack of liquidity that could trip up investors who assume they can dispense of assets when a sell-off begins.

The speech came as the FTSE 100 index suffered another day of losses, dropping 2.8 per cent and mirroring falls across Europe: Greece’s stock market trading was down 9 per cent at one point today.

Guy Debelle of BIS said global investors were buying assets on the misguided presumption of liquidity that does not exist and that in a possible sell-off, volatility and price movements ‘will be exacerbated by the reduced capacity and inventory of market makers’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the mantras which you know well from WHR is, please, don't panic: prepare.

IF there is some kind of massive societal disruption, courtesy of a huge market crash, make sure you have lots of food, potable water (with some form of water filtering) and medications stored for your family and pets.

Make sure you have a plan to protect yourself and those you love, if your home is hit by people who didn't prepare, and are wanting to loot your provisions.

Have some very small units of gold and/or silver under your personal supervision with which to barter, if the dollar suddenly plunges in value.

Have only in your banking account just what you need to pay the bills; keep the rest under your personal control.

Figure out the skills you can barter for goods and services. Find like-minded people in your community willing to help take care of each other, if the excrement suddenly hits the fan.

Figure out what your bug-out procedures need to be, if you need to leave your home suddenly, and how to re-connect with your family should such an event happen.

Folks, these are simply practical ways with which to forestall catastrophe if it comes; I am not a "gloom and doomer" here: just pragmatic. And I would urge all of you to be making the same kinds of preparations

Nov 14 06:15

Russia to Open Arctic Military Drone Base 420 Miles off the Alaskan Coast

Russia has announced plans to build a drone base for military reconnaissance in a town just 420 miles off mainland Alaska and just over 300 miles off the US state’s St Lawrence Island, Russia’s state news agency reported on Thursday.

Nov 14 06:12

Pentagon reconsidering ground troops as Islamic State, al Qaeda join forces

President Obama’s top military advisers revealed Thursday that the administration is rethinking whether to deploy combat ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State, as signs emerged that the terrorist group may be setting aside its differences and is working with al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria — the Nusra Front — to attack U.S.-backed rebels in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so let me get this straight. The US creates and funds two phony opposition groups who then go rogue, unite, and join the Iraqi people to kick the US puppet regime out of Baghdad, and after a flustercluck like that you expect us to pour what is left of our money and children into a third invasion of Iraq?

I don't think so.

Nov 14 06:04

Carl Sagan - You Are Here (Pale Blue Dot)

Nov 14 06:01

When Henry Kissinger Makes Sense

The American public is faced with an information crisis as the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. media outlets have become little more than propaganda organs on behalf of the neoconservative agenda and particularly the rush into a new Cold War with Russia – so much so that even ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has broken ranks.

MSM articles consistently reek of bias – and in some cases make little sense. For instance, Times correspondent David M. Herszenhorn, one of the leading propagandists, wrote an alarmist story on Wednesday about a new Russian “invasion” of Ukraine but curiously he had the alleged Russian tank column heading east toward the Ukrainian city of Donetsk which would be back toward Russia, not westward into Ukraine.

Nov 14 05:56

Obama’s Secret Treaty Would Be The Most Important Step Toward A One World Economic System

Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring it. If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen. The name of this treaty is "the Trans-Pacific Partnership", and the text of the treaty is so closely guarded that not even members of Congress know what is in it. Right now, there are 12 countries that are part of the negotiations: the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. These nations have a combined population of 792 million people and account for an astounding 40 percent of the global economy. And it is hoped that the EU, China and India will eventually join as well. This is potentially the most dangerous economic treaty of our lifetimes, and yet there is very little political debate about it in this country.

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Wait, Congress is forbidden to see the treaty?!?

Then, this has to be the "Obamacare for the economy", where Congress is blithely told by some Obamamaniac that they "have to pass the treaty before they can see what is in it?!?"

No President should have this kind of all-pervasive power, period, end of discussion.

Nov 14 05:51

Weapons that Choose Their Own Kill Targets are Wave of Future…and Already in Use

Military developers in the United States and other Western countries are readying a whole new kind of weaponry that removes human control from targeting decisions.

At least three nations (Britain, Israel and Norway) have deployed missiles that can destroy enemy positions without any guidance from human operators. The autonomous weapons use artificial intelligence and sophisticated software to choose targets.

“An autonomous weapons arms race is already taking place,” Steve Omohundro, a physicist and artificial intelligence specialist at the California-based Self-Aware Systems, told The New York Times. “They can respond faster, more efficiently and less predictably.”

That last part about less predictably worries many who fear autonomous weapons will make warfare more likely or destructive.

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I don't know about you, but knowing that these kinds of weapons are already being deployed just sends a shiver up my spine.

Nov 14 05:45

HOW AL GORE BECAME A BILLIONAIRE

He achieved this miracle, according to news reports, through various “green” business deals. Such deals are always proprietary and few details about them ever become public. They usually involve the ancient mercantilist practice of bribing politicians for a special favor or subsidy. The bribe-giver becomes wealthy, and the politicians granting the favor/subsidy have the funds to finance the next campaign. Let’s call it crony environmentalism.

Corruption, cronyism, and socialistic central planning of agricultural markets, hidden by the rhetoric of “green farming,” is what Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley calls “smart growth” policy. Crony environmentalism would be more descriptive. So-called smart growth is a very dumb, and very corrupt idea.??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And not a bit of this kind of work is based on real climate science whatsoever!!

Nov 14 05:40

Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Tells Congress Considering Boots-On-The-Ground In Iraq

Despite President Obama's "promise" that there would be no combat troop boots-on-the-ground in the fight against ISIS in Iraq (and his doubling of 'military advisor' troop levels last week), The Guardian reports that General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, indicated to the House of Representatives armed services committee that the strength of ISIS relative to the Iraqi army may be such that he would recommend abandoning Obama’s oft-repeated pledge against returning US ground troops to combat in Iraq. Dempsey added, rather uncomfortably, that "we're going to need about 80,000 competent Iraqi security forces to recapture territory lost, and eventually the city of Mosul, to restore the border." The irony of this is that the 'not-dead' leader of ISIS al-Baghdadi spoke today and exclaimed that the US will be soon compelled to come on the ground to fight his group.

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Imagine my (absolute absence of) surprise here!!

November 13, 2014

Nov 13 16:43

Video - Tape 2 of Sandy Hook 911 Calls - 911 Operator in background at Center says "Sandy Hook is Fake" - Also Rick's statement's do not make sense

The important part is at 1:56 when you hear a woman at the 911 center say " Sandy Hook is Fake?" in a shocked and disbelieving tone. Then the male 911 person who is talking to Rick Thorne sounds upset and says "Jen HANGUP I need to you get OFF that phone!"

Nov 13 16:33

We Need To Talk About Sandy Hook: Commercial #1 Preview

Nov 13 16:17

Sandy Hook Justice

Sandy Hook Justice is about finding answers to Sixteen simple questions that MUST require an answer.

Our mission is to demand answers from the state of Connecticut. Sixteen simple questions that every American wants answered.

Check back often for updates, as we work together to uncover the Sandy Hook Truth!

Nov 13 16:17

The Sandy Hook Massacre: Continued Ambiguity And Augmented Realities

A recent report notes that FBI crime statistics reflect no homicides occurred in Newtown, Connecticut throughout the year 2012.*

This essay was originally published on January 1, 2013. It was a second part of a December 24, 2012 essay and intended to suggest that elements of the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown were at least partially contrived. Statements from the piece, such as the possibility that “crisis actors” may have been deployed in such an exercise, were subsequently taken out of context by major news media to attack the author for analyzing overall reportage of the massacre.

Nov 13 16:17

FBI REPORT: NO DEATHS AT SANDY HOOK: WAS EXERCISE, MISREPORTED, CREATED CRISIS

In a shocking report released this week, the FBI is admitting that the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting was not a shooting at all. It was an exercise that local media misreported on, and then government officials perpetuated the hoax in hopes of bringing about gun control legislation.

Nov 13 16:16

Wolfgang Halbig ~ Sandy Hook Staged Government Community Capstone Exercise False Flag

Nov 13 15:44

AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press.

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So, to phony front groups created and funded by the United States have "gone rogue" and teamed up to defeat the United States. Great foreign policy!

Nov 13 15:31

Obama Told Aides He's 'Really Good At Killing People,' New Book 'Double Down' Claims

According to Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012, Obama made the comment while discussing drone strikes last year. CNN's Peter Hamby noted the anecdote in his review of the book for the Washington Post.

Nov 13 15:29

Monday Humor: White House Selling "Peace On Earth" Xmas Ornaments

As Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Obama prepares to give his "Syria Strike" speech tomorrow, we thought the fact that The White House had begun selling its 'official' Christmas 2013 ornament was worth pointing out. The theme - "Peace On Earth" of course, is positioned in a wrath of olive branches, peace doves and the reverse of the wonderful tree decoration states in oh-so-ironic-language, "Peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty," - a phrase from Woodrow Wilson's address prior to World War I. Happy Holidays everyone...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I ... must ... not ... puke ...

Meanwhile, here is a sneak preview of the official WRH 2014 Holiday Card!


Nov 13 15:04

Death at South African leader's G20 hotel

A person has died at the Brisbane hotel where South African President Jacob Zuma is staying ahead of the G20.

But police say the death is not related to the summit of world leaders and is not being treated as suspicious.

Nov 13 15:03

Why did FOX Ban this video?

Nov 13 15:03

Lame duck out of the Silk Road caravan

There’s hardly a more graphic illustration of where the multipolar world is going than what just happened at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.

Take a very good look at the official photos. This is all about positioning – and this being China, pregnant with symbolic meaning. Guess who’s in the place of honor, side by side with President Xi Jinping. And guess where the lame duck leader of the “indispensable nation” has been relegated. The Chinese can also be masters at sending a global message.

Nov 13 14:16

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is. But in 2009, She Cited His Work By Name.

When Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked today for comment about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber's recent remarks that "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter" were critical to helping pass Obamacare, she responded briskly: "I don't know who he is. He didn't help write our bill."

Watch the complete video of her denial at the end of the post, via C-SPAN.

Pelosi's remarks are easy enough to check. And she appears to be wrong on both statements

Nov 13 14:05

No Average Driving Lessons for Malia Obama

Nov 13 13:58

Ferguson: United Nations Committee May Question U.S. Officials On Handling Of Michael Brown Shooting

Ferguson residents traveled to meet with a United Nations committee in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the Michael Brown shooting on Monday. The coalition of 10 Missourians included the parents of Mike Brown. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Brown’s mom, Lesley McSpadden, is facing criminal charges over a physical altercation which allegedly occurred between her and the Ferguson teen’s grandmother. The grandmother was allegedly beaten by McSpadden during an incident related to the selling of Mike Brown shooting T-shirts.

Nov 13 13:55

Russian warship drama stirs G20 protesters

Anti-Putin protesters say news that Russian warships are near Australia's coast will only help them drum up support during G20 demonstrations in Brisbane.

Nov 13 13:38

Rich and powerful touch down for summit

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has warned the Russians “will be dealt with’’ if they arrive packing guns in Brisbane today for the G20.

Mr Stewart said he had not received any applications from overseas security teams - including the Russians - to carry firearms.

“They mightn’t be carrying guns. They may have recognised that we are a safe country and that there is no risk and they are going to obey our laws.”

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If I were Putin's security detail, I would be very nervous right now about them making such a point of keeping them disarmed! I hope Vlad is wearing his Kevlar undies!

Nov 13 13:31

NYC ‘cannibal cop’ sentenced to time served, released from jail

A former New York City police officer convicted of planning to kidnap and rape women before killing and eating them was sentenced to time served on Wednesday, as he insisted in court that the women were “never in danger.”

Gilberto Valle, now known as the ‘cannibal cop,’ was convicted in 2013 for kidnapping conspiracy. Though he faced a possible life term, a federal judge threw out a jury’s guilty verdict earlier this year given Valle’s steps were “not sufficient – standing alone – to make out the elements of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.”

Nov 13 13:30

WHAT WE TRULY LEARNED FROM THE GREAT WAR AND THE ABSURDITY OF REMEMBRANCE DAY

No matter what high-blown claims the politicians make each year on Remembrance Day, The Great War was essentially a fight between two branches of a single royal family over the balance of power on the continent of Europe, British foreign policy holding to a longstanding principle that no one nation should ever be permitted to dominate the continent.

It was also a war between the world’s greatest existing imperial power, Britain, and another state, Germany, which aspired to become a greater imperial power than it was.

To a considerable extent, it was a war resulting from large standing armies and great arms races, a telling indictment of those who preach the false gospel of ever-greater military strength to defend freedom. As with any huge, shiny new investment, great armies will always be used, and the results are almost invariably great misery.

Nov 13 13:29

The 9 most destructive things Israel is doing right now. To itself

If you value concepts like democracy, co-existence, equality, justice and security for the vulnerable and the decent, it has probably occurred to you that news about the Holy Land, whether it be online, in print, or on the airwaves, will do your system absolutely no good.

Nov 13 13:09

Polar vortex returns: Michigan winter will get off to very cold start

I've seen how the weather pattern has been evolving in the last two weeks, and I'm ready to stick my neck out and give a winter forecast for Michigan. I'll give you the reasons why I think we will have a certain type of winter here in Michigan.

First off, I like to wait until we get into early November to see what type of upper air pattern is becoming established. The top graphic shows the upper air flow forecast for next Tuesday, November 18, 2014. It's pretty apparent that the upper air flow next week is coming right out of the arctic. The large circular area you see over Hudson Bay is the polar vortex.

So the polar vortex is already dropping farther south than normal. Unless we have a radical upper air pattern change, it looks like we are heading for a much colder than normal start to the winter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Polar vortex" or how to admit the Earth is going into an ice age without actually admitting the theory of human-caused global warming was total bovine excrement.

Nov 13 12:35

Police Have Stolen Billions Worth of Property from Citizens Without Charge

Police and prosecutors are using the same law that allows the IRS to seize thousands of dollars from innocent working Americans to confiscate thousands of dollars worth of property. In fact, citizens don’t even need to be arrested or charged with a crime for authorities to steal their belongings.

“Civil asset forfeiture,” as the New York Times describes it,

“allows the government, without ever securing a conviction or filing a criminal charge, to seize property suspected of having ties to crime.”

Nov 13 12:35

How the BBC whitewashed Britain's disastrous 13 years of war in Afghanistan

What the BBC's John Simpson said:

• BBC ‘They haven’t beaten the Taliban but they haven’t been beaten by the Taliban… it doesn’t look as though the Taliban are coming back’.

In reality, as Helmandis told the New York Times, ‘the Taliban have never been stronger in the province.’ The UK military are fully aware of this, with The Times noting in January 2014 ‘hard-fought territory in southern Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban after British forces withdraw this year, British commanders and military experts believe.’ The report goes on to note there is evidence Afghan soldiers are already patrolling alongside insurgents and quotes a former Special Air Service commander: ‘I will be very surprised if the future Governor of Helmand… is not very closely connected to those who we call the Taliban.’

Nov 13 12:34

Israel Says Will Not Cooperate With UN Gaza Investigation

Israel said on Wednesday it would not cooperate with a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into this year's Gaza war because its findings were "pre-determined."

Nov 13 12:33

Human Rights Groups Denounce Israel's Refusal To Allow Independent Commission of Inquiry Into Gaza

Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Condemn Israel's Ban on Access of International Independent Commission of Inquiry to Gaza.

Nov 13 12:19

How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today

Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.

Last month, Lower Saxony became the final state in Germany to abolish tuition for all students at public universities. Meanwhile, in the United States, student loan debt has passed the $1 trillion mark. The burden is now becoming increasingly heavy for middle-class and wealthy students, but especially for those from lower-income backgrounds. This injustice has spurred many organizations, like the Occupy Wall Street offshoot Strike Debt, to do what they can to pay off student debt on their own.

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In those other nations, they are trying to educate their young people. In the US they are just turning them into debt-slaves and making them think it is all their own fault.

Nov 13 12:16

Founding Fathers were Terrorists says Obama Government

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That's my family you are insulting, sir!!!!

Nov 13 12:05

Lake-effect snow: Lakeshore to see 6-9+ inches

Winter weather advisories are posted for counties along Lake Michigan as a blast of arctic air brings the first lake-effect snowfall of the season to West Michigan

Nov 13 11:38

24% Of Millennials “Expect” Student Loan Forgiveness

It appears the concept of no consequences is now deeply embedded in the American society. As Student loan debtloads surge ever higher – and opportunities grow ever lower – NBC News reports a rather stunning 24% of Millennials said they expect their loans will ultimately be forgiven, according to study released Wednesday by Junior Achievement and PwC US. That helps to explain why delinquency rates are at record highs - aside from the massive debtloads and no high-paying jobs – as students see bankers rigging every market in the world with little to no consequence, one can only imagine the lessons being learned.

Nov 13 11:37

ISIS Unveils Its New Gold-Backed Currency To Remove Itself From “The Oppressors’ Money System”

It appears the rumors are true. Islamic State is set to become the only ‘state’ to back its currency with gold (silver and copper) as it unveils the new coins that will be used in an attempt to solidify its makeshift caliphate.

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"KILL THEM! KILL THEM! KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL NOW! NOW, NOW, NOW!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 13 11:33

Second Ebola Outbreak in Mali Eclipses Early Success

The West African nation of Mali, which just beat its first outbreak of Ebola, has confirmed a second one that is larger and more threatening, global health authorities said on Wednesday.

The victim who apparently began the new outbreak was an imam who fell ill in Guinea and traveled to Mali for better treatment at a major private clinic in Bamako, the capital.

Nov 13 11:32

BRICS, Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): Towards a New Global Financial Architecture?

According to Conn Hallinan – in his article Move Over, NATO and IMF: Eurasia Is Coming – the BRICS’ construction of a Contingent Reserve Arrangement will give its members emergency access to foreign currency, which might eventually dethrone the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The creation of a development bank will make it possible to bypass the IMF for balance-of-payment loans, thus avoiding the organization’s onerous austerity requirements.

Nov 13 11:32

NATO 1949: The Origin of an Offensive, Expansionist, Imperialist Military Alliance

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, was launched sixty five years ago following the signature of the Atlantic Pact in 1949. The original member states that came together under US tutelage claimed that their alliance was dedicated to the preservation of peace and to the defence of Western Europe against the supposed threat of military aggression. It is noteworthy that the launch of NATO coincided with the intensification of the Cold War, the political division of Germany and the first tentative steps by the US and Britain to rearm the new West German state.

Nov 13 11:31

How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York

A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York’s (IOGA-NY) annual conference in Buffalo. The same talk titled, “Big Green Radicals: Exposing Environmental Groups,” was presented at the Western Energy Alliance annual meeting in Colorado this summer. Richard Berman, president of the consulting firm Berman and Company, told the audience of oil and gas executives that they were engaged in “an endless war,” and warned that, “You can either win ugly or lose pretty.”

An anti-fracking rally in front of the New York State Assembly in Albany in 2013. Berman and Company’s strategy fails to recognize that long before celebrities were touring gas fields, local landowners, farmers, and activists had already started asking questions about the merits of fracking.

Nov 13 11:29

White House: No formal review of Syria policy

The Obama administration is not formally reviewing its Syria policy, the White House said Thursday after reports President Obama has requested his advisers re-evaluate their approach to the war-torn country.

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"We don't need to review the Syria policy. We got it right the first time! We get everything right the first time! We never make mistakes. Ever! EVER! Got that? Now shut up and write out the check for your Obamacare premiums before I sic the IRS on your ass!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 13 11:22

ATF issues 80 percent receiver clarification

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a 14-point clarification on what does and what does not make an 80 percent lower receiver, and reminds people that they’re legal to buy.

The ATF’s clarification re-states its position on 80 percent lowers, highlighting the fact that any blank must not be pre-drilled, cast or dimpled to aid in manufacturing.

The “Receiver Blanks Q&A’s” maintains that it is legal to sell 80 percent lowers and machine them into firearms and explains “there are no federal restrictions on an individual making a firearm for personal use, as long as it does not violate the GCA or National Firearms Act.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

On Monday's radio show, our third hour guest will be James Grey, the CFO of guns80.com, which sells 80% receivers and kits that allow anyone with machining experience to construct their own AR-15 for private use. We will go into detail the exact nature of the laws that allow you do do this.

Nov 13 10:52

Third Australian warship sent to halt Russian flotilla bound for G20 in Brisbane

A THIRD Australian warship has been dispatched to intercept a Russian flotilla steaming towards the G20 summit in Brisbane and a fourth navy vessel is ready to divert to the area.

The replenishment ship HMAS Sirius is heading into the Coral Sea to support the frigates HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Stuart and the frigate HMAS Sydney is preparing to divert from an exercise in New Zealand to join the mission, according to a government source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am confused: why are you willing to have the Australian Navy confront Russian ships, when you yourself described this as follows:

"PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has described the convoy of heavily armed Russian warships cruising international waters towards Australia’s north as part of “freedom of navigation”.

And why, sir,do you appear to be hell bent on a military "interception"?!? If these ships stay within the boundaries of international waters, any miscommunication, any wrong move on the part of either the Australian or Russian side could spark a very grave military encounter.

Please tell me, and the world, that this is NOT your intention, and that this is not an "Abbott/Putin" male attribute member measuring contest!!

Nov 13 10:46

This Land is Mine

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Time for a repost!

Nov 13 10:21

Republican Politicians Are Fighting Net Neutrality, but Their Constituents Support It

On Monday, President Obama came out in strong support of net neutrality and advised the FCC to reclassify Internet service as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Later that day, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, an Obama appointee and former cable/telecom lobbyist, met with tech company representatives to say that he did not plan to follow all of the president’s proposals. Sounds about right.

Nov 13 10:20

Israel Bars UN Gaza Investigators From Country

The Israeli government has announced that it is denying entry to members of the UN Human Rights Council commission charged with investigating war crimes committed during the summer Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

The Foreign Ministry says they will not cooperate in any way with the probe, and that they believe the UN will “obviously” find Israel guilty of war crimes for the near 1,500 Palestinian civilians killed during the conflict.

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"They MADE us do it, particularly all those innocent women and children, holed up in UN schools, where the UN gave the IDF GPS coordinates to keep them safe, which we used to blow them to smithereens all that much more accurately!!" - Official Tel Aviv Souse.

Nov 13 10:14

President Putin Pledges to Increase Trade with China and Asia to Rebuke Sanctions

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Obama faces an impossible task at APEC and the G-20. Russia has products other nations want to buy, while all Obama has to offer is speeches and dubious promises.

Nov 13 10:12

Russian planes to patrol in Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico

Russia has said its air force will conduct regular air patrols from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Of course the NATO nations constantly fly aircraft all over the world, but that does not deserve special mention in the media!

Nov 13 10:11

Is L.A. Backtracking on its Fracking Ban?

In February the City Council made headlines when it voted to take a first step toward a ban on fracking within Los Angeles municipal limits.

The body voted unanimously to have city staffers draft the fine print of a law that would outlaw hydraulic oil and gas extraction, a.k.a. fracking, on L.A. turf. Environmentalists say the process, which pushes pressurized liquid into rock formations to squeeze out fossil fuels, could contaminate drinking water supplies and even trigger earthquakes.

Instead of getting its ordinance, however, the council was recently given a report by the Department of City Planning. It says a fracking ban will not be that easy and suggests that more time is needed. At least one city leader is fuming.

Westside Councilman Mike Bonin told us he was "frustrated" that, nearly nine months later, the council still doesn't have a law to vote on:

Nov 13 10:03

U.S. Tells U.N. Panel of Steps to Revise Interrogation Policy

In its presentation Wednesday, the Obama administration stopped short of saying that the treaty also barred cruelty in overseas prisons where the United States had a detainee in its effective control but was not a governing authority. Such places appeared to include former secret prisons where the Central Intelligence Agency tortured suspects during the Bush administration and detention centers in Iraq and Afghanistan during wars there.

Still, the American officials stressed that domestic statutes and an executive order issued by Mr. Obama filled any gaps. Ms. McLeod and Mr. Malinowski said that there was no place the United States considered itself free to use torture or cruelty.

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So, force feeding hunger strikers, many of whom either have not been charged with a crime, or have been cleared to go, but have not yet been released...is somehow NOT torture?!?!?

To anyone who has had this done, even by the most sympathetic and skilled medical practitioner, you know it is uncomfortable at best; but to have it done as punishment for a hunger strike?!?

Immoral in the extreme.

And I will tell you why these people will never be released, which is the source of their overwhelming frustration to begin with; and that is because waterboarding was not the worst atrocity which was done to them.

Nov 13 09:48

Sheldon Adelson's Dismissal of Israeli Democracy Draws Silence From Groups He Backs

Recipients of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s largesse are dodging questions about his latest salvo against Israeli democracy.

Adelson, a leading Republican donor, has long stood out among American Jews for his conservative views. He may have stepped farther outside of the American Jewish mainstream than ever before, however, in statements at a conference in Washington on November 9 in which he seemed to write off Israel as a democratic state.

“I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy,” Adelson said. “[God] didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state… Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”

While Anti-Defamation League national president Abraham Foxman has slammed Adelson’s remarks, leaders of groups that have taken money from Adelson have not responded to requests to address his statements.

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Abe Foxman said something I agree with? What IS the world coming to?!?

Nov 13 09:48

Azerbaijan Risks New Armenia Conflict as Military Chopper Downed

Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian helicopter that it said violated its airspace in an attack that may trigger fresh confrontations between the two countries over a disputed region.

The Mi-24 helicopter was “trying to attack” Azeri positions near a cease-fire line when it was hit, the Defense Ministry in Baku said on its website. Armenia’s Defense Ministry said the aircraft was unarmed and called its downing an “unprecedented provocation.”

“This is the worst military incident in more than 20 years since the cease-fire,” Thomas de Waal, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said by e-mail from Washington.

Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a war as the Soviet Union collapsed that claimed about 30,000 lives and displaced 1.2 million people. The latest rupture of the 1994 cease-fire marks a potentially dangerous turn in the Caucasus flashpoint located between Turkey, Iran and Russia, which has a mutual defense pact with Armenia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not just the chopper which got shot down, but its crew, which could be dead; there are no indications in this story that there were any survivors.

This could get nasty in a heartbeat, because Armenia and Azerbaijan have had rough relations over the years, due to Armenia having seized Nagorno-Karabakh, and the reality Russia has a mutual defense pact with Armenia.

To all the adults in the room in the bowels of geopolitics, wherever the heck you are, whatever the heck you are doing, please drop it, and see what you can do to hold this fragile peace together.

As you understand, the risks of a war in this region may well be a prelude to a much wider military confrontation.

Nov 13 09:43

VOICES OF SANITY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL ~~ SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

“If we end the occupation, all will be resolved,” Oz says. “This is the only way to resolve all the problems. There’s no tranquil occupation and there’s never been a tranquil occupation. There’s no such thing; it’s like a flood without water. The discrimination felt by the Arab Israelis is also linked to the occupation. We cannot call on the Arab public to calm down until we end the occupation.”

Nov 13 09:30

ACTUAL FBI PAGE - CONNECTICUT Offenses Known to Law Enforcement

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Just search for Newtown. Zero murders in 2012.

Nov 13 09:29

Texas Oil Regulator Says It Will Not Honor Town’s Vote To Ban Fracking

On election day, the town of Denton, Texas, voted by a wide margin to ban fracking within the city limits. Two days later, the chairwoman of Texas’ oil and gas regulator said she would not honor the ban.

Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick told the Dallas Morning News that she would continue giving permits to oil and gas companies seeking to frack in Denton. Craddick asserted she could override the ban because Denton does not have authority over drilling activity in the state.

“It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” Craddick said. “We’re going to continue permitting up there because that’s my job.”

Fracking — the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to extract oil and gas from shale formations — has a long history in Denton, one of the most heavily-fracked towns in Texas. At the same time, residents have complained of poor air quality, disruptive noise in residential areas, and an increase in low-magnitude earthquakes.

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Craddick may well be truly bought and paid for by the oil industry, and the health of the people of Denton means absolutely nothing to her.

Nov 13 09:22

Epileptic woman calls 9-1-1 for help, beaten when seizures mistaken for ‘resisting arrest’

A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted after her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”

The incident happened on October 11th, 2014, after Andrea Starr called 9-1-1 because of medical distress. She says that she was on the beach alone, suffering from an epileptic seizure that was exacerbated by consumption of alcohol. She is diagnosed with a condition called Juvenile Myoclonic Syndrome, which is a rare form of generalized epilepsy with retractable seizures that do not respond well to medication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have GOT to love the way American police interpret the phrase "to protect and serve" these days.

But if someone has a medical condition that causes any kind of convulsions, spasms, or loss of consciousness, they should probably get a "Medic Alert" bracelet, to speak for them, when they cannot.

These are easily available on line, and may, IF first responders are paying attention, clue them in as to what the real problem may be.

Nov 13 09:16

Obama to bribe immigration, border agents to get support for alien amnesty

President Barack Obama will reveal his multi-layered plan regarding his changes to the nation's immigration policy sometime next week as well as the steps he'll take to avoid interference from the federal courts, but he still hasn't reviewed reports from his top advisers at the White House, according to several media reports such as Fox News Channel on Thursday morning. Part of the President's executive direction will be to increase some key federal government employees' compensation.

Nov 13 09:11

Out of Cash, Kiev Offers to Pay Soldiers with Land

Kyiv – The families of the fallen servicemen, as well as wounded fighters, participants of the ATO, will be able to receive free land lots in Kyiv, stated city head Vitaly Klitschko on Tuesday. As such, the Kyiv City Council plans to create a special committee during the nearest session to accept applications and determine the queue for receiving land lots. However, the city officials are not ready to name exact terms in which according decisions will be made and the land lots allocated. So far Vitaly Klitschko has personally inspected 10 hectares of land in the village of Bykivnya, which is intended for 38 families of the fallen soldiers.

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Translation: Ukraine is flat broke, and this is all they can do to compensate the families of their fallen, and those badly wounded....if, in fact, these people will accept the deal.

And what about having to do construction on their own?!? Where are the plans for these houses supposed to come from, along with the money for building materials?!?

My day job is marketing architecture, and I know, as well as I know my own name, that unless intelligent plans are created, then executed by reasonably skilled contractors, what you will have at the end of the day could well be titled identically to the current Top Gear series: "ambitious, but rubbish!!"

When people have no background in either architecture or construction, the end result of their efforts could well be unmitigated disaster.

Nov 13 09:10

Charity: 25,000 UK pensioners to die in winter

A report says that a pensioner will die from cold weather every seven minutes in Britain this winter, amid soaring fuel bills.

The Age UK charity released the report on Tuesday, saying that, this winter, 25,000 elderly people in England and Wales will die as a result of the cold weather and due to high fuel costs and poorly insulated homes.

Nov 13 09:09

Police, students in Paris protests

Hundreds of students are barricading school entrances across Paris and demonstrating in protests against alleged police brutality as a major union of police officers staged its own rally to demand more personnel and equipment.

Nov 13 09:08

Protesters over missing students in Mexico burn state assembly

Demonstrators set fire to the local legislature building on Wednesday in the capital of the southwestern state of Guerrero in protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students by corrupt police and thugs from drug gangs.

Nov 13 09:08

Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism

Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend.

Nov 13 09:08

Protesters Burn Mexico Government Building Over Missing Students

Demonstrators set fire to the local legislature building on Wednesday in the capital of the southwestern state of Guerrero in protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students by corrupt police and thugs from drug gangs.

Violent demonstrations rocked several other states, where protesters blocked an airport and damaged the local office of President Enrique Pena Nieto's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Nov 13 09:07

French government fights protester’s death cover-up accusations

The French government was on the defensive on Thursday after the publication of police recordings showing that gendarmes were aware that an anti-dam protester had died after they fired stun grenades during a demonstration in southern France last month.

Nov 13 09:06

J-L MELENCHON @PRESS CONFERENCE 7 NOVEMBER 2014 English subtitles

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A compendium of clips and comments on the rapidly growing protests across France.

Nov 13 09:03

Freeze likely across much of Houston tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the entire area outside of the immediate coast. Lows as far down as the mid-20s are possible for areas well inland, and temperatures even along the coast should fall into the mid-30s.

Nov 13 09:01

Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression

Israel’s attacks on Palestinians are continuing, as tensions increase in Jerusalem and beyond.

Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, has announced the reintroduction of punitive house demolitions, an inflammatory and illegal act – whilst a further 200 settlement units have just been approved in East Jerusalem. This week Israel bombed a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of Gaza, as attacks on fishermen become an increasingly common event. The UN are reporting a spike in the number of Palestinians with their homes demolished by Israel. Now Israel’s impunity looks set to continue with Israel refusing to cooperate with the UN Inquiry into the war on Gaza.

Nov 13 08:59

Now It Looks Like the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Will Be Announced On Monday

According to sources familiar with a Wednesday conference call of government officials, St. Louis County is preparing to announce the Darren Wilson grand jury decision next week.

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I still think they might slide it to just before Thanksgiving, in the hopes that the Ferguson residents will be too busy with turkey and mashed potatoes to take to the streets.

Nov 13 08:57

Foreclosure filings climb 15% in October

The pace of new foreclosures picked up last month as more troubled properties were pushed through the system, according to data released Thursday.

In October, there were default notices and other foreclosure filings reported on more than 123,000 U.S. homes, up 15% from September — the largest monthly growth since foreclosure activity peaked in early 2010, online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac reported.

Nov 13 08:53

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Molly Shattuck Arrested for Sex with 15-Year-Old Boy

Molly Shattuck, 47, who was the oldest professional cheerleader in the NFL before retiring to raise her children, now faces two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of unlawful sexual contact and three counts of providing alcohol to minors, according to the Delaware State Police.

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I am going to take a wild guess here that it wasn't the 15 year old boy who complained!

Nov 13 08:50

Why Michael Brown’s Mom Could Be Charged With Felony Armed Robbery

Police are weighing felony armed robbery charges against Michael Brown’s mother after she allegedly attacked a group of people in a Ferguson, Missouri, parking lot because they were selling pro-Michael Brown T-shirts.

Police are reviewing allegations that Lesley McSpadden enlisted a group of people to beat the group selling the T-shirts and rob them of the merchandise. One person was allegedly beaten with a pipe and another victim had to be hospitalized.

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Pressing all the buttons!

Nov 13 08:45

Mali Is Worried About Ebola, Quarantines Nearly 100

Mali slapped quarantine orders on nearly 90 people on Wednesday and closed a mosque and a health facility in an effort to contain an Ebola outbreak.

The moves come after a nurse at a private clinic in the capital, Bamako, was confirmed as an Ebola victim.

Nov 13 08:44

Weather forecast gets worse: Expect 'significant' snow for Portland, blizzard-like conditions in Columbia River Gorge

What looked to be a quick shot of snow followed by a brief bit of freezing rain and then rain Thursday, now looks to be a doozy of a storm.

Forecasters say their confidence is growing that a significant snow storm could dump up to a half-foot of snow in the Portland metropolitan area starting early Thursday morning and lasting well into the evening. ...

Nov 13 08:41

IT buyers calling it quits with Silicon Valley

As enterprises discover the need to build their own software, they're ending the romance with Silicon Valley vendors.

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There are three immediate advantages to developing your own software.

1. You only write the software you need and don't have to deal with a bloated system with hundreds of features you don't use.

2. You can repair problems quickly without having to wait for whenever the software provider to issue a patch.

3. You can create your own systems of encryption so that the US Government isn't stealing your business secrets to fatten their own wallets, and by having your own code, you know the NSA doesn't have a back door hidden inside it somewhere.

Nov 13 08:23

Windows 8: Why Microsoft's giant gamble didn't pay off

In many ways, analysts say, Windows 8 didn't bridge the divide between tablets and PCs so much as fall into the chasm between them.

Nov 13 08:08

Two pro-Israeli US Senators warn Iran with sanctions

Two hawkish US Senators have threatened Iran with more sanctions if they find a possible nuclear agreement with Tehran unacceptable.

Democrat Senator Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Republican Senator Mark Kirk made the threats in a joint statement they released on Wednesday.

The statement claimed that the deal must “dismantle” rather than “just stall” Iran's nuclear program and prevent Tehran from becoming a “threshold nuclear weapons state.”

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Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and Republican Senator Mark Kirk will never agree on one thing that it's of US interest, but they for sure they always stand together when it comes to Israel's interest.

Nov 13 08:07

'A Crime': Groups Say Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Benefits Rich, Attacks Working People

A group of Detroit residents is condemning the city's newly-approved restructuring plan to exit bankruptcy as a deal that will further benefit the wealthy and corporate class while hurting working people.

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Did you ever think it was going to be any other way?

Nov 13 08:06

Obama Admits ISIS Strategy About Deposing Assad

The Obama administration has officially conceded the military effort in Syria is not about attacking the Islamic State. It is about removing Bashar al-Assad from power.

The new strategy will in fact strengthen the Islamic State, not weaken it as Obama claims. The war “is even less tenable than it was before, as between attacks on ISIS, Nusra, and Islamic Front fighters, and now the Assad government, the US is fighting materially all of the combat forces inside Syria at the same time, even the ones that are aligned with their publicly-stated goals,” notes Jason Ditz.

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Gee, I hate being right all the time! :)

Nov 13 07:58

EU must cease "material support" for Israel’s crimes, say leading trade unions

More than 300 political parties, trade unions and campaign groups have called for the suspension of a key agreement between Israel and the European Union.

The appeal urges the EU to freeze the “association agreement” with Israel. That deal, which entered into force in 2000, facilitates largely unrestricted trade between the EU and Israel and allows Israel to participate in a wide range of the Union’s programs.

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So the EU is as much a sell-out to Israel as the US is. Imagine my shock.

Nov 13 07:51

Veterans Day: A Belfer Center Tribute

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Note that the Belfer Center, located at Harvard University, included a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces in its commemoration.

Nov 13 07:49

'Reports show US police embedded with terrorists'

Recent reports show that Port Authority Police officials knew that a 2007 terrorist attack, which killed 11 Iranian revolutionary guards, was coming and did nothing to stop it. A Port Authority police officer was actually embedded in the terrorist group, overseeing its operations against Iran.

Nov 13 07:48

Biden: Middle Class Label Not a Compliment in DC, ‘It Means You’re Not Sophisticated’

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that people in Washington don’t think it’s a good thing to be labeled as middle class.

Speaking at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Houston, Biden reminded attendees of his nickname, “Middle-Class Joe.”

“In Washington, that’s not meant as a compliment–it means you’re not sophisticated,” Biden said.

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Yet another insight into how the government views Americans.

Nov 13 07:48

5 Important Skills That Are Horrifyingly Easy to Fake

In case you live under a rock with shitty Internet access, in recent years the U.S. government has been heavily criticized for achieving, um, proctologic levels of intimacy with our personal communications. But never fear, because right around the time all these new, highly controversial procedures for investigating U.S. citizens were implemented, the FBI also implemented testing regimens under which agents must regularly demonstrate their knowledge of said procedures by taking open-book exams.

Exams on which they prodigiously cheated.

Let us repeat: They cheated ... on open-book exams.

Nov 13 07:47

Alan Greenspan: Gold is Stronger Than US Dollar

Speaking on a chapter dedicated to gold in his new book, Alan Greenspan said, “gold is the premier currency where no fiat, including the dollar, can match it.”

As Chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 1987-2006, Greenspan enacted an inflationary policy that defined the era with economic bubbles. His recent comments indicate he’s learned a lesson from those bubbles bursting.

Or did he re-learn the lesson? On multiple occasions, Ron Paul has raised the fact that Greenspan wrote an essay praising gold as money back in 1966. In that essay, Greenspan wrote:

In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.

He went on…

This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process.

The old Greenspan is back! Now, if he’d just push for an audit…

Nov 13 07:34

All 50 States Will See Freezing Temperatures

The Arctic chill is gripping the Rockies and Upper Midwest — and it’s crawling east.

Sharp drops in temperature are expected in other parts of the U.S. in the coming days, thanks to a powerful weather system that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend before blanketing several state ins snow.

CBS News reports that all 50 states will see freezing temperatures.

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Nov 13 07:10

Methods of Depopulation


This segment describes the chemical and biological methods used covertly by the depopulation lobby to undermine human fertility, as well as the psychosocial and economic methods imposed on the world's people to subvert the family structure. By this double pronged approach the global population is being forced into an unnatural process of decline with dire consequences on human health and irreversible damage to the intellectual and genetic endowment of humanity.

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Posted in light of the sterilization scandal in Kenya.

Nov 13 07:03

Russia’s 5th Gen Fighter Receives First Sets of New Electronic Warfare System

The unique air system increases fighter jet’s jamming resistance and damage tolerance, as well as neutralizes enemy’s signature control systems

The Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems.

Nov 13 07:03

MOULDY DICK: France aims to snatch EXPLODING WHALE crown from U.S.

Highway engineer George Thomas Thornton also achieved internet fame after blowing up a dead whale in 1970. He had to wait for his moment of digital glory however, because he achieved fame during the early days of the internet, when a website called The Exploding Whale celebrated this rather messy incident.

However, this poor creature was a comparatively tiny 8 tons, just over half the weight of the latest danger whale.

Nov 13 06:53

ALERT: Certified Organic Food Grown in U.S. Found Contaminated with Glyphosate Herbicide

With over 80% of the U.S. food supply now reportedly contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate, many people are turning to USDA certified organic products to avoid this toxic chemical. Current USDA NOP (National Organic Program) standards do not allow the use of the herbicide glyphosate on organic crops.

However, a new investigation by Tropical Traditions has revealed that the U.S. organic grain market is contaminated with glyphosate.

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Actually, a major problem is that the USDA National Organic Program have been "adjusted" under lobbying pressure to where a small percentage of GMO and Glyphosate are now allowed.