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July 7, 2015

Jul 07 15:18

Thoughts On Greece ... From Zimbabwe

"Greek banks closed for a week, cash withdrawals from ATM’s restricted to a limited amount per person per day is all too familiar to Zimbabweans. We know exactly how this feels: the fear, anger, despair and disbelief that goes with watching your life savings evaporating and knowing there’s nothing you can do to save it."

Jul 07 15:17

Black on White Crime Claims Life of Another White Liberal

Great letter by a Washington D.C. Police Officer. Can't fix the problem if everyone keeps ignoring the issues and the down side is that people are getting murdered because of this cover-up!

Jul 07 15:16

Snow forecast for Scotland's highest peaks

Snow has been forecast for Scotland's highest mountain peaks on Wednesday, according to the Met Office.

Forecasters also said some of the most sheltered Highland glens could have frost on Thursday morning after temperatures dip to 3C.

The weather comes about a week after temperatures rose to 30C around Inverness and the north west Highlands.

Jul 07 15:11

Hot summers 'to become the norm in UK'

We've had just over a week of warm weather in the UK. I was waiting for this headline.

Jul 07 15:06

GREEK ISLAND’S IMMIGRATION OFFICE STRUGGLES TO PROCESS MIGRANT INFLUX

The Greek island of Lesbos, typically a popular European vacation destination, has received such a prodigious influx of refugees attempting to enter Europe by crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey that immigration offices on the island are remaining open 24 hours a day to process them, and are still woefully behind on the procedure.

The BBC reports that Lesbos police have told reporters their offices are open around the clock, processing about 300-500 migrants a day. Immigration officials are “absolutely overwhelmed,” the network quotes its reporter as stating. Most of these migrants are from war-torn places like Syria and Afghanistan, so the processing is essential to Greece’s national security, as police must confirm that they are, indeed, civilian refugees and not Islamic State jihadists disguised as refugees to further a terrorist plot in Europe.

"ISIS? Greece? We must invade!" - Official White Horse Souce

Jul 07 14:55

Cop Paid $800K During Leave May Get Thousands More, Report Says

Spent last eight years on paid leave after being accused of sexual assault…



Jul 07 14:51

Gun sales spike in June

Background checks for gun sales spiked 11% in June compared to last year, making it the busiest June ever, according to the FBI’s background check data.

Jul 07 14:37

Imminent: U.S. Mint To Suspend Sale of Silver Eagles: “Demand For Physical Silver Is Exploding”

The global financial crisis is in full effect right here and now, and despite what we’re being told by the puppets in mainstream media it is not contained.

Jul 07 14:14

AMA Issues New Threats To Outspoken Holistic Doctors, While 3 Are Found Dead

If it was not already clear that natural medicine was in the cross-hairs of organized medicine, it certainly is now. Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) began crafting its ‘ethical guidelines for physicians in the media’ to ‘defend the integrity of the profession.’

What will happen to doctors who stand by their beliefs rather than cave to the AMA?

Jul 07 13:59

Surveillance Company Hacking Team Exposed

A 400 gigabyte trove of internal documents belonging to surveillance company Hacking Team has been released online. Hacking team sells intrusive hacking tools that have allegedly been used by some of the most repressive regimes in the world.

Jul 07 13:56

Israel’s army of spin-doctors is doomed to defeat:

As Israelis rush to join an army of spin-doctors to justify to outsiders Israel’s policies in the occupied territories, Jonathan Cook explains why their cartoon version of reality is unconvincing and self-defeating.



Jul 07 13:49

No Charges for Denver TSA Screeners Accused of Groping Attractive Men

No charges will be filed against two Denver airport security screeners who were fired in April for allegedly conspiring to fondle attractive male passengers, prosecutors said.

Jul 07 13:47

Bank staff sacked for mock execution video

Six British bank staff members have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Isis-style execution during a team-building day out.

The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they staged a beheading scene, the Sun reported.

Footage posted online showed five of them laughing as a colleague in an orange jumpsuit, named as Saf Ahmed, knelt at their feet.

One clutched a coat hanger as a fake knife while another held Ahmed.

A worker apparently shouted "Allahu Akbar", a phrase often heard from Isis (Islamic State) in videos of them murdering hostages, before one was heard whooping.

Jul 07 13:45

Mass Protests in Armenia Trace Their Inspiration to…Kim Kardashian

The report on Lifenews last week listed similarities between “the scenario” of Electric Yerevan and the Maidan revolution in Kiev last year: cookies supposedly supplied by the U.S. State Department were “noticed” being handed out a Yereant rally; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland had recently visited Armenia.



Jul 07 13:43

US Preparing Coup to Prevent Greece from Falling Under Russian Influence

The United States and Germany are prepared to engineer a coup in Greece to keep the country operating as a strategic asset on NATO’s vulnerable southeast European flank.

“A putsch in Athens to save allied Greece from enemy Russia is in preparation by the US and Germany, with backing from the non-taxpayers of Greece – the Greek oligarchs, Anglo-Greek shipowners, and the Greek Church,” writes John Helmer, the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia not connected to the corporate media.

The primary tip-off something is brewing can be detected by the presence of Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, in Athens in March.

Jul 07 13:39

Terrorists Under Your Bed – BOOGA BOOGA!

Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government.

Jul 07 13:35

Germany Caused the Crisis, Germany Must Solve It

Heiner Flassbeck, former director of UNCTAD, says German economic policy put Greece into crisis and progressive Germans must stop the irrational bleeding of the Greek people.

Jul 07 13:32

FLASHBACK - Nancy Pelosi Visits Illegal Aliens at the Border: I Wish I Could ‘Take Them Home’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited the Texas border where she suggested that the tens of thousands of illegal aliens encamped there are as “American” as U.S. citizens, and wished she could “take home” the unaccompanied minors there.

Jul 07 13:31

California Sheriff Responds to Federal Overreach: Strips US Forest Service of Power of Enforcement in His County

There are many constitutional sheriffs in America, those that stand for the rights of the people and defend those rights, even when it means that are facing a behemoth federal government hell bent on infringing those rights. One such sheriff is Sheriff John D’Agostini of El Dorado County, California. Sheriff D’Agostini has had enough of the US Forest Service and has decided to strip them of any “perceived authority” they have of enforcing state law within the county.

Jul 07 13:27

Argentina Rewards Programmer Who Exposed E-Voting Vulnerabilities With A Complimentary Home Police Raid

An Argentinian programmer who was trying to do a good thing in exposing severe vulnerabilities in the country's e-voting system was rewarded for his actions -- with a police raid on his home. According to Argentinian news outlet La Nación, Joaquín Sorianello informed MSA, the company than makes the Vot.ar e-voting system, that the SSL certificates used by the system to encrypt transmissions between the voting stations and the central election office could be easily downloaded, allowing for potential voting fraud (or just a good old-fashioned DDOS attack).

Jul 07 13:24

One year on – Marijuana legalization has actually improved Washington State

As several states consider marijuana legalization initiatives, all eyes are on the initial outcomes of Washington’s marijuana law. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two states to pass laws taxing and regulating marijuana. Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of retail marijuana sales in Washington. Adult possession of marijuana became legal on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014.



Jul 07 13:20

Canada Close to Allowing Unapproved GM Food Contamination in Imports

The new policy would accept a “low level presence” (LLP) of contamination in food imports from GM products that have not yet been assessed for safety by Health Canada, if the GM food has been approved in a foreign jurisdiction that Health Canada judges trustworthy.

Jul 07 13:11

US Mint Runs Out Of Silver On Same Day Price Of Silver Plunges To 2015 Lows

The US mint running out of physical silver, confirming surging demand, on the same day the price of spot silver plummets, implying dropping demand. just does not quite compute...

Jul 07 13:04

FLASHBACK - Harry Reid: "I think we should audit the Federal Reserve"

Jul 07 13:04

This Cop Beat Kelly Thomas To Death, Now He Gets $40,000 a Year To Sit At Home

Jay Cicinelli was one of two former Fullerton, California cops who was acquitted in the brutal 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas. This much well known.

What many don’t realize is this killer cop has been receiving $40,000 in an annual pension, paid out in tax-payer dollars from the City of Los Angeles.

Jul 07 12:58

Social Security Declares 9,000 Americans Dead Each Year Who Aren’t

Can you imagine what would happen if you were at the grocery store checkout and your credit card was flagged for fraud?

Not only could you not buy food for you and yours, you’d then have to go down to your bank or call to get things straightened out. Only, what would you do if your bank told you there was nothing anyone could do because the government had officially declared you dead to the system?

Apparently this happens to around 9,000 Americans every year, and it completely wrecks their lives (no pun intended).

Jul 07 12:58

You Won’t Believe How Much Mass Surveillance Costs Each Household

The numbers are in. Not only does the British government spy on its citizens, it forces them to foot the bill. It is the taxpayers who bear the costs of the growth of mass surveillance. And the costs are far greater than earlier estimates suggested.

Jul 07 12:54

Nowhere To Run because government believes it owns you

Americans are so indoctrinated in the slave mentality that they will refer to someone who wants to keep the fruits of his labor as a “tax cheat.” Our Founding Fathers probably would not even have understood such a term. Weren’t all of them aspiring tax cheats?

Jul 07 12:43

F-16 collides mid-air with small plane in South Carolina

A small plane has collided in mid-air with a F-16 fighter jet over South Carolina, sending debris and plane parts into a nearby mobile home park.

Officials at Shaw Air Force Base said the F-16 pilot ejected to safety and was being treated for his injuries.

There were no details on the number of people aboard the two-seat Cessna C150 or whether anyone survived.

Jul 07 12:38

Patients lash out at 'monster' cancer doctor in fraud case

Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers.

A judge set aside nearly four hours to hear from victims of Dr. Farid Fata, who faces sentencing this week for fraud and other crimes. Some entered court with canes. Others wore elastic sleeves on their wrists, their joints weakened by years of unnecessary chemotherapy. They said they were betrayed by a soft-spoken doctor who won their trust but left them devastated.

Jul 07 12:37

NEW WRH WEBSITE - STATUS REPORT

Webmaster's Commentary: 

UPDATE: BUMP TO THE TOP:

This morning I loaded up the new website and major parts were broken. I was pulling (what little remains of) my hair out trying to figure out what I had done wrong, then remembered that Firefox installed an automatic update last night. Sure enough, when I looked at the new site using Chrome, the broken parts had magically healed. A quick check with several browsers shows the site's responsive theme displaying differently in every one! (It actually works on the iPhone).

I have only one more problem to solve before I launch the new site and I am hoping someone out there knows enough about responsive themes to force the node content to display as a single column as Chrome tries to display the "member-story" or "WRH exclusive" banners (which are larger) side by side with the scaled YouTube videos. Without the video scaling, it seems to work, but for some reason the responsive theme is trying to jam two very wide items into the limited horizontal space. Oh how I miss the days of newlines and page breaks, but such things are VERBOTEN in the current state of the art of web design!

Anyone know anything about how to tame a responsive theme that gets "creative" with placements? Thanks.

"And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” -- Genesis 11:6–7





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Jul 07 12:20

Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war

The US government will continue its military intervention in Iraq and Syria indefinitely while ramping up its “counterterrorism” operations both overseas and within the US, President Barack Obama made clear in public remarks at the Pentagon Monday.

Jul 07 12:15

A Third Of Americans Do Not Know What The First Amendment Is

Shockingly, fewer than one fifth were able to identify Freedom of Religion as a right under the First, while even fewer, only 10 percent, were able to identify Freedom of the Press and Right to Assembly as guarantees under the Amendment. -- Only a paltry TWO PERCENT were able to identify the Right to Petition as a right under the First Amendment.

Jul 07 12:08

Obama Immigration Rules Put ‘Criminals Back on Streets’

“This administration is not enforcing our immigration laws,” the Virginia Republican told the Times. “And, quite frankly, I don’t think they care.”

Jul 07 12:01

CENSUS: One in five Americans on welfare

One in five Americans participates in government assistance programs each month, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Jul 07 11:51

Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!

Jul 07 11:37

Mom gets plea deal after fleeing from traffic stop where officer shot at van full of kids

A Tennessee woman has reached a plea deal after being charged with child abuse and fleeing from police during a chaotic 2013 traffic stop in which a New Mexico officer shot at her minivan full of children.

Prosecutors in the tourist town of Taos and an attorney for 40-year-old Oriana Farrell announced the agreement Monday. The details of the deal are expected next week, when her trial was scheduled to start.

Jul 07 11:36

Bernie Sanders: Gun Companies No More Liable Than Hammer Companies for Misuse of Product

Sanders responded by first explaining that the NRA has opposed him in “virtually every campaign” he’s been in. And he tossed out his gun control bona fides—”I voted to ban semi-automatic assault weapons, I voted to make sure that there’s an instant background check, I voted to make sure that guns do not get into the hands of people who should not have them by doing away with the loophole exists in the gun show legislation.”

Then he explained why he opposes frivolous lawsuits against gun makers:

Now… if somebody has a gun, and it falls into the hands of a murderer, and that murderer kills somebody with the gun, do you hold the gun manufacturer responsible? Not any more than you would hold a hammer company responsible if somebody beats somebody over the head with a hammer. That is not what a lawsuit should be about.

Sanders went on to say “99.9 percent” of gun owners “obey the law,” and no progress is going to made on gun control until “extreme positions” are abandoned.

Jul 07 11:26

Doctors with child porn, drug dealing convictions still allowed to practice

More than 1,000 doctors convicted for a range of criminal offences, including possession of child pornography and drug dealing, are still being allowed to practice medicine in the UK, an investigation has revealed.

Jul 07 11:19

Corporate Capitalism [i.e. Fascism] Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Our national conversation on race and crime is based on a fiction. It is the fiction that the organs of internal security, especially the judiciary and the police, can be adjusted, modernized or professionalized to make possible a post-racial America. We discuss issues of race while ignoring the economic, bureaucratic and political systems of exploitation—all of it legal and built into the ruling apparatus—that are the true engines of racism and white supremacy. No discussion of race is possible without a discussion of capitalism and class. And until that discussion takes place, despite all the proposed reforms to the criminal justice system, the state will continue to murder and imprison poor people of color with impunity.

Jul 07 11:17

Illegal Alien Crime and Violence by the Numbers: We’re All Victims

The New York Times reports that about 4.5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. drive on a regular basis, many without licenses or insurance, or even the ability to read road signs written in English.[2] (Meanwhile, the California legislature has just voted to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.) Yahoo.com writer J.C. Grant notes, “There is a statistically significant correlation between state per capita illegal immigration rates and car thefts. This correlation is particularly strong: the odds are less than two in one million that the correlation is a chance occurrence.”[3]

Jul 07 11:10

Drugged-up hit-and-run driver is an illegal immigrant who has been deported SIX TIMES in the past three years

Police say an Arizona man who caused a July 4 DUI crash that injured three people is an illegal immigrant who has been deported six times in the past three years.

Manuel Perez-Vasquez, 29, told police he was high on drugs when he crossed the center line of a Maricopa road on Saturday afternoon, crashing a Ford SUV into a vehicle carrying a mother and her two children, FOX 10 reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all of a sudden, Donald Trump isn't looking so unreasonable, is he?

Jul 07 11:04

Large Bank Admits Bitcoin Is A Serious Threat

Jul 07 11:02

Saudi Airstrikes Kill 169, Mostly Civilians, Across Yemen

Saudi airstrikes against Yemeni cities have been a daily occurrence over the past several months, but seem to be escalating greatly today, with a series of strikes leaving 169 people, mostly civilians killed nationwide in the attacks.

54 people, many civilians, were reported slain in Amran Province, north of Sanaa, and 40 more civilians were reported killed in a strike that hit a livestock marketplace in al-Foyoush. Saudi officials issued a statement ignoring the toll, but insisting they don’t “intentionally target civilians.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...Don't intentionally target civilians.", MY ASTROLABE!!!

Of course, they are targeting civilians; they have some of the best tracking and GPS images available, courtesy of the US military. And when a civilian target is hit, it is called, in international parlance, collective punishment, which is considered a war crime.

And why are the Yemenite people getting collectively punished?!?

For wanting to throw out another US government puppet, al Hadi, and replace him with someone who may actually address the needs and concerns of the Yemenite people.

And that, of course, is something that neither the US government - or Saudi Arabia - will tolerate.

Look for these numbers of dead and maimed non-combatants to escalate horrifically in the future. And as reported today in firstlook.org/the intercept:

The bombing was carried out by what is typically referred to as a “Saudi-led coalition”; it is rarely mentioned in Western media reports that the U.S. is providing very substantial support to this “Saudi-led” war in Yemen, now in its fifth month, which has repeatedly, recklessly killed Yemeni civilians. Because these deaths of innocents are at the hands of the U.S. government and its despotic allies, it is very predictable how they will be covered in the U.S. None of the victims will be profiled in American media; it’ll be very surprising if any of their names are even mentioned. No major American television outlet will interview their grieving families. Americans will never learn about their extinguished life aspirations, or the children turned into orphans, or the parents who will now bury their infants. There will be no #FayoushStrong Twitter hashtags trending in the U.S. It’ll be like it never happened: blissful ignorance.

We, at WRH, are NOT ignoring this story: it has to get out there, be seen, and the voices of this country honestly heard: that just will not happen with the Whoreporate press.

Folks, the murder of non-combatants is just business as usual for the US government, which has enabled the blood soaked hands of the Saudi regime in creating this disaster.

And please remember: because of the sea embargo, zero food aid is getting in here, you have millions, including infants and children, in danger of death by malnutrition.

Jul 07 11:01

A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the Zionist war machine

International lawyer Barry Grossman believes that voting for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton means voting for “the Israeli hard right and the US war machine.”

Jul 07 11:00

CONFIRMED – US Mint Suspends Silver Eagle Sales

While preparing for an interview with Wolf Richter, Wolf Street, Dave Kranzler informed me that he had received an email at approximately 11:18 am Central time, reporting the suspension of American Silver Eagles.

I then reported exactly what was known:

According Bill Holter, the US Mint has suspended sales of Silver Eagles.

This ties in with what we have been reporting for several weeks–that a silver shortage was predicted for September/October. If you recall last year the US Mint sold out during October/November–the US Mint has not been able to produce Silver Eagles for a continous 12 month stretch for the past two calendar years. The last continuous 12 month run of sales was 2013!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there is a shortage, why are silver proves down?

Jul 07 10:54

Obama Talks Escalation, But Officials Say ISIS War Strategy Unchanged

In his latest protracted speech about the ISIS war, President Obama insisted that the war is continuing to go well, citing thousands of ISIS fighters killed, and talked up escalating airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa, insisting that the recent attacks “proved” ISIS would eventually be destroyed.

That “eventually” could be a long time indeed, as Obama described the conflict as a “generational struggle” that would be one at some unspecified point in the future. In the meantime, it’s all airstrikes, and bragging about body counts.

Pentagon officials, however, say that the basic ISIS war strategy are unchanged, beyond an increase in the number of airstrikes in recent days. Officials continue to maintain that, despite mounting losses on the ground, the existing strategy is the right one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I woould like to kindly remind Pentagon spokespersons of one major fact here: you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

So I have to ask the questions: what is really going on here, and what is really the desired outcome?!?

Jul 07 10:53

Antidepressants May be Worsening Depression, Not Treating It

Waking Times

Could it all be based on a myth? For years we’ve been told that depression is caused by low serotonin levels in the brain. Now, a leading professor of psychiatry is warning that belief is little more than a dangerous miscommunication, saying the marketing of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs is “based on a myth.”

Jul 07 10:48

Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro

The eurozone’s two most powerful politicians have brushed aside the resounding No vote in the Greek referendum and told Athens that it has one last chance today to offer a new plan to get its economy in order – and avoid crashing out of the single currency. However, other leaders are losing patience, with the Dutch Prime Minister telling Athens to accept reforms or "it's over".

The unyielding line from the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French President, François Hollande, came as the European Central Bank tightened the noose around Greece’s tottering lenders by squeezing their liquidity lifeline, ahead of Tuesday's summit of eurozone leaders.

The Greek government upped the stakes further by revealing that the Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, had telephoned the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to discuss the consequences of the referendum in which Greeks voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to reject the EU’s previous austerity demands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My best guess here would be that Greece will refuse this ultimatum, and will be handed a financial lifeline by Russia.

The Eurozone's problem is that if they show Greece some economic mercy, other European countries will demand the same kind of deal in struggling with their debt.

Jul 07 10:34

THREE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE BEEN RULING ON CASES INVOLVING COMPANIES WHOSE STOCK THEY OWN

The Supreme Court’s top justice and two associate justices have repeatedly ruled in cases involving companies in which they owned stock, according to a court watchdog group.

The organization Fix the Court says in a report (pdf) that Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito have created potential conflicts of interest by participating in decisions that potentially affected their stock portfolio.

Fix the Court reviewed cases heard by the court between 2009 and 2013, and focused on 19 cases in which the three justices owned stock in companies that filed “friend of the court” or amicus curiae briefs. The report says that, in those cases, 68% of the time Roberts, Breyer and Alito sided with the companies in which they owned stock.

The other six justices were omitted from the study because they don’t own a significant amount of common stock in individual companies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The lack of ethics, in these (alleged) Justices not recusing themselves from cases in which they had financial interests, is breathtakingly wrong.

But, as we are aware, in this country, the word "Justice" has thoroughly devolved into "Just-US", meaning that people with power and money in this country believe that they are completely above the law, and that the law is only meant for the "little people".

Jul 07 10:33

Map Ranks All 50 States by Economic Strength – The Results May Surprise You!

In new research for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Senior Research Fellow Eileen Norcross ranks each US state’s financial health based on short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, including unfunded pensions and health care benefits. …

Jul 07 10:31

Yesterday, Shanghai recorded its coldest July day in 112 years

The highest temperature in Shanghai yesterday reached only 21.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest July day recorded in the past 112 years

Jul 07 10:28

Sealed HSBC Report Shows U.S. Managers Battling Cleanup Squad

HSBC Holdings Plc, smarting from a $1.9 billion fine for providing banking to money launderers and sanctions-dodgers, promised U.S. officials it would clean up its act.
Within a year, its reform efforts met resistance from leaders of HSBC’s U.S. investment-banking unit -- some of whom mounted a campaign of bullying, footdragging and discrediting against in-house watchdogs, according to previously unreported details from a report by the bank’s court-appointed monitor.
HSBC agreed to submit to the monitor’s oversight in late 2012, as part of a pact with the U.S. Justice Department that required it to bolster its in-house controls. Armed with that directive, HSBC compliance officers singled out a half-dozen clients whose activities could put the London-based bank at risk -- including a Saudi bank that had been linked to Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers -- and advised the U.S. investment-banking division to consider dropping those relationships.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would almost bet that HSBC Holdings is not alone in resorting to this kind of cover-up behaviour.

Jul 07 10:25

Craig Murray gets 7/7 wrong - but several helpful readers do their best to help clue him in via the comments

Today the BBC is wall to wall 7/7 commemoration. The coverage keeps focusing on military uniforms, even though the military were in no capacity whatsoever involved in 7/7. It is inappropriate militarism, just as we saw with the return of the bodies of the Tunisian victims.

There is an elephant in the room. Nobody is mentioning the starkly obvious truth. If we had not invaded Iraq, 7/7 would never have happened. Let me say it again, because it is not sayable within the corporate media and establishment consensus. If we had not invaded Iraq, 7/7 would never have happened.

Jul 07 10:21

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Who Endorsed Obama Now Says Prez. is ‘Ridiculous’ & ‘Dead Wrong’ on ‘Global Warming’

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever: 'Global warming is a non-problem'

'I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you're wrong. Dead wrong.'

'Global warming really has become a new religion.'

"I am worried very much about the [UN] conference in Paris in November...I think that the people who are alarmist are in a very strong position.'

'We have to stop wasting huge, I mean huge amounts of money on global warming.'

Jul 07 10:18

Youth homelessness 3 times official figures

– Cambridge experts

Jul 07 10:17

OREGON HAS BEGUN USING A PAY BY THE MILE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM CALLED "OREGO"

OReGO volunteers will pay a road usage charge for the amount of miles they drive, instead of the fuel tax.
The OReGO road usage charge is set at 1.5 cents per mile.
Volunteers will get a credit on their bill to offset the fuel tax they pay at the pump.
Volunteers will have their choice of secure mileage reporting options offered by OReGO’s private-sector partners.
Volunteers’ personal information will be kept secure and private.

What is OReGO? It's a TRACKING device!

Excerpt from Azuga's website:

"Our software and hardware products are designed to collect data from vehicles and we translate that into useful information to increase driver safety and awareness."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a bad surveillance idea which will most probably adopted by the othr 49 states in the not too distant future.

Jul 07 09:54

Dow Dumps 250 Points From "Greece Is Contained" Highs

WEBMASTER ADDITION: The plunge protection team is on overtime, trying to get the stock market back into the green, to bamboozle everyone into thinking the economy is just hunky-dorey!

Jul 07 09:39

Turkey places artillery, missiles on Syrian border

A large number of military convoys carrying missile fuses and artillery out from Ankara have reached the Syrian border province of Kilis. Special Forces Commander Major General Intelligence Aksakall? received information on a last minute check yesterday.

Jul 07 09:38

Playing the Trump card for political correctness

The hideous disgust, that so many American have for politics, has raised its wretched head once again. The culprits are familiar. The tactics are well established. And the source of the slime comes out of a pathetic nihilism that is known as “Political Correctness”. The cultural assault that has turned political dialogue into an authoritarian inquisition lies at the foundation of much of what is wrong with public life. Free Speech does not exist for those, who presume to challenge the sacred

Jul 07 09:38

An Infographic Showing What Male Privilege Really Looks Like

Important to note is that this data does not aim to disprove any feminist arguments. There is data supporting their narratives that rape, domestic violence, and sexism do exist in some capacity (that capacity being the main point of argument). However their narrative is that it must be great to be male, and not have these problems associated with one’s gender.

Therein lies the issue. In reality, there are pros and cons to being either gender, and the cons of being a male are consistently downplayed. Here is what it’s really like to be a male in the US…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it's so great to be a male, why did Bruce Jenner go the other way?

Jul 07 09:35

Netanyahu prepares to fight world over Iran deal

With communications between Washington and Jerusalem all but severed, Netanyahu is hedging his bets and preparing to fight Obama on Capitol Hill once a nuclear deal is announced.

Jul 07 09:31

Injured woman forced to strip recalls horror of Israel’s Gaza war

According to the UN report, satellite imaging detected 163 craters throughout the densely populated village. The escalated attacks from ground and air left families isolated and forced to choose between two potentially lethal options: remaining in their homes or attempting to flee.

Jul 07 09:30

Woman in Ill Health, Suppressed Immune System, Dies of Pneumonia

Death blamed on measles despite deceased having shown no sign of measles and having been vaccinated for measles.

Jul 07 09:30

GAZA, A YEAR LATER ~~ THE REAL STORY AND THE ONE FROM REUTERS

Regular nightmares, fear about another war and refusal to step outside their homes – all these are symptoms of emotional trauma experienced by the children of Gaza a year on from the deadly Israeli operation, a report by an international watchdog says.

And the Reuters whitewash …

Jul 07 09:29

HILLARY SOLD HER SOUL (AND HER COUNTRY) FOR 2 MILLION DOLLAR$

Hillary Rodham Clinton said she will speak out against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel during her presidential campaign.

“I know you agree that we need to make countering BDS a priority,” Clinton said in a July 2 letter to Haim Saban, the Israeli-American entertainment mogul who has been a major fundraiser for Clinton in the past. “I am seeking your advice on how we can work together – across party lines and with a diverse array of voices – to reverse this trend with information and advocacy, and fight back against further attempts to isolate and delegitimize Israel.”

The Democratic front-runner concludes the letter, which Saban released through a public relations agency, by saying that she plans to address the BDS threat in the coming weeks, as her campaign intensifies.
“I will be speaking out publicly on this in the weeks ahead, so I am eager to hear your perspective and advice,” she wrote.

Jul 07 09:27

U.S. official: Iran will face arms, missile restrictions under nuclear deal

Iran will continue to face restrictions on its missile program as well as its trade in conventional arms under an emerging nuclear agreement, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, hours after diplomats said that the talks between Tehran and world powers would continue past deadline until July 10.

The six major powers and Iran are still not where they need to be to achieve an agreement under which Iran would restrict its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions, the official added on condition of anonymity.

"There will be an ongoing restriction on arms (if there is a deal), just like there will be ongoing restrictions regarding missiles," the official said. "It will be part of the (United Nations) Security Council resolution."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world understands that the US has "weaponized" the world's dependence on the US dollar to strip Iran (a nation which has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years) of their ability to defend themselves against a future attack by the US or Israel. This is a major reason so many other nations are breaking free of the US-dominated western financial system.

Jul 07 09:16

Gold And Silver Are Paper-Slammed – Is The System Collapsing?

When a thoroughly corrupt Government wants to try and hide something from the public, they exert an all-out effort to mis-direct and cover-up. The financial markets are no different. It’s been obvious to anyone with one good eye and one brain cell that the puppet-masters behind the Wall Street/DC “curtain” have been propping up the Dow/S&P 500 and exerting forcefull downward pressure on the price of gold and silver. Why gold and silver? Because gold and silver, for 5,000 years, have been the world’s “alarm system” alerting everyone when something is terribly wrong.

Jul 07 09:15

World’s Largest Silver Producer Down A Stunning 12%

With India importing record silver, including elevated imports into the United States, we could see REAL SHORTAGES by the second half of the year if investment demand surges due to a financial contagion stemming from a Greek Exit of the European Union.

Jul 07 09:14

Gold and Silver Slammed in Massive Waterfall Raid

One thing is certain, physical availability is RAPIDLY vanishing, and we are seeing the initial signs of a massive jump in premiums.

Even before this morning’s smash, wholesale premiums have NEARLY TRIPLED on 90% silver in the past 48 hours!

Jul 07 09:03

The FBI Spent $775K on Hacking Team’s Spy Tools Since 2011

Hacking Team has generated a total of 697,710 Euros ($773,226.64) from the FBI since 2011, according to the hacked spreadsheets. In 2015, the FBI spent 59,855 Euros on “maintenance,” and in 2014 the agency spent the same amount on “license/upgrades.” No expenditure was recorded for the whole of 2013.

In 2012, however, the FBI allegedly spent 310,000 Euros for Hacking Team’s services, all on licenses or upgrades, and the year before it spent 268,000 Euros.

Jul 07 09:01

George Washington Carrier Strike Group kicks off Talisman Sabre 15

Sailors from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) began their portion of Talisman Sabre 2015 off the north coast of Australia, July 7.

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.

“Talisman Sabre provides a realistic and challenging environment that improves both nations’ ability to work bilaterally,” said Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander of GWCSG. “It also helps to prepare U.S. and Australian service members to work together to provide security in the region and around the world.”

Jul 07 09:00

FBI raids home of 'Subway diet' spokesman Jared Fogle

"FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal and state investigators were serving warrants at Fogle's Zionsville home in connection with a child-pornography investigation."

Fox59 notes that that earlier this year, the director of Fogle's charitable foundation, the Jared Foundation, was arrested in a child-pornography case.

The foundation cut ties with the director, Russell Taylor, after his arrest.

Jul 07 08:55

Quebec Is Getting Ready to Block Websites It Doesn't Like

Since the announcement in April, there has been surprisingly little public commentary about the Quebec plan. Quebec-based Internet providers may have privately raised concerns, but consumer groups have remained largely silent. That needs to change, since Quebec's plan to block access to gambling sites could easily expand to other areas.

Once blocking Internet content is established, it is easy to envision governments moving down a slippery slope, requiring the blocking of sites that are alleged to infringe copyright or blocking e-commerce sites that are not bilingual or do not pay provincial taxes. If that happened, the open Internet in Canada would be placed at risk of unprecedented government intervention into how Internet providers manage their networks and what sites Canadians are able to access.

Jul 07 08:55

Greece - What You Are Not Being Told by the Media

According to mainstream media, the current economic crisis in Greece is due to the government spending too much money on its people that it went broke. This claim however, is a lie. It was the banks that wrecked the country so oligarchs and international corporations could benefit.

Jul 07 08:53

Judge Nap: Hillary Clinton Approved Arms for Terrorist Enemies of U.S.

The judge wrote today in a Washington Times column that the documents "persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress."

Napolitano said he looked at transcripts from a Fox News interview with an American arms dealer named Marc Turi, in addition to reviewing emails between Turi, State Department officials and lawmakers.

On Fox Business Network this morning, the judge told Charles Payne that he believes a "conspiracy existed" among President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, congressional leaders and other officials to "get arms shipped to rebels in Syria and Libya."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We all know that Al Qaeda and ISIS are manufactured fronts for covert US action, but for ordinary unenlightened Americans, Al Qaeda and ISIS are the declared enemy in the War on Terror ... which means Hillary Rodham Clinton is guilty of treason, which is legally defined as giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war!

Jul 07 08:49

EU cannot allow Greece to hold everyone hostage – Peter Schiff

The resounding rejection of the bailout referendum by the Greek people has caused shouts of joy across the nation, but will it cause ripples throughout the rest of the eurozone? Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, tells Manila Chan about how the ‘No’ vote might be more detrimental to the Greek people than they imagine.

Jul 07 08:49

'It's a graveyard': The software devs leaving Greece for good

The economical turmoil affecting the country is luring its tech staff away, and many don't plan to come back.

Jul 07 08:47

Hacking Team used shockingly bad passwords

It didn't take long for those sifting through scores of the documents to discover how the hack might have happened.

The root passwords for Hacking Team's servers were inexplicably weak for their purpose. One of the passwords was simply "P4ssword," which would've taken any advanced password cracker just minutes to crack.

Other passwords grabbed from Hacking Team founder Christian Pozzi included "wolverine" and "universo," and other variations of dictionary words like "Passw0rd".

Jul 07 08:39

Leaks reveal how Ottawa cultivated ties before $15-billion Saudi arms deal

The Canadian government carefully courted Saudi Arabia in the years leading up to an unprecedented $15-billion arms sale to Riyadh brokered by Ottawa that remains shrouded in secrecy, documents show.

Secret Saudi government documents made public last week by Wikileaks offer a glimpse of how the Harper Conservatives sought closer relations with the Saudis – an effort that paid off in 2014 with a massive deal to sell made-in-Canada armoured fighting vehicles to the Arab state.

The transaction, backed by Canadian taxpayers, has come under fire because Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world today.

Jul 07 08:31

Greek ‘No’ Vote Spurs Wider Resistance

Despite an unprecedented fear campaign, brave Greeks plunged the European Union into a moment of reckoning with a deafening “no” to “bullying,” “terrorism,” and “humiliation” – or more precisely, 61 percent voted against and 39 percent for creditors’ terms that would have condemned not just Greeks, but millions of other Europeans to another decade of austerity and hardship.

Jul 07 08:30

Puerto Rico Approaches a “Death Spiral”

Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla recently announced that Puerto Rico can no longer make payments on its $73 billion in debt and it is nearing a “death spiral”.

Jul 07 08:28

HOW EUROPE PLAYED GREECE

Greece feels betrayed. The people "in the know" assured us that if we did as they instructed, the situation will improve. It didn't. It got worse. And then worse again. We agreed to buy back our own debt at a premium and, by doing so, gave time to large financial interests to disentangle themselves from Greece, to put buffers against contagion. Now they don't care. Greece was played. We were convinced to get in a lifeboat full of holes and now Europe wants to set us adrift.

The people of Europe need to realise that they were all played, too. Taxpayers' money was pumped, not into Greece, but into failing banks, like everywhere else. Profit has been privatised and risk nationalised. They need to stop blaming the canary for coming up from the mine half dead.

Jul 07 08:22

San Francisco under fire for being a 'sanctuary city' after illegal immigrant shot dead woman at random just TWO MONTHS after he was freed by police

The murder of a woman at a popular San Francisco pier allegedly by an illegal immigrant could have been avoided, federal immigration officials said Monday.

The suspect, Francisco Sanchez - a Mexican national who has been deported five times and is accused of shooting Kathryn Steinle, 32 - was in the custody of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department on March 26, but was let go, it has been revealed.

Sanchez, 45, was brought in on a decade-old drug charge, but was released on April 15 when the charges were dropped - just over two months before the murder on July 1.

In a statement released today to ABC News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said they were not notified that Sanchez had been released - at which he would have been deported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jul 07 08:16

‘EU wanted to get rid of Greek leftist govt. They failed’

Yanis Varoufakis left even though his government won a major victory yesterday with the “No” supporters celebrating into the night.

Jul 07 08:12

BREAKING: 33,000 Troops Deploy to Pacific for Talisman Sabre 15

Jul 07 08:10

4th of July from Hell: 40 blacks attack innocent white man in downtown Cincinnati simply for being white

Can you imagine the media outcry if 40 whites attacked a completely innocent black man? So far news outlets such as Salon, Slate, and Raw Story are completely censoring this story as it does not fit their narrative.

We now live in a country where the mainstream media labels fears over martial law in America racist while at the same time completely ignoring large groups of young African-Americans attacking whites for no other reason than the color of their skin.

The ONLY way we can put a stop to this divide and conquer plan is to expose racial crimes committed by ALL races as well as to continue to speak out against the real power structure that is hurting all poor Americans.

Jul 07 08:10

Syriza MP: It’s Time to Take Over the Banks

Costa Lapavitsas says Syriza needs to nationalize the banks and the Greek people detest the oligarchs who control big business and the media

Jul 07 08:09

Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“If people were really self-interested, they would stop trying to be individualistic.” - John B. Cobb, founder of Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here)

Economic Hitman John Perkins’ 2-minutes on today’s neo-colonialism capitalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-dsiufhMu0

Demonocracy’s 2-minutes on what the US national debt looks like if shown in actual amounts of $100 bills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKpVlDSIz9o

Clarke and Dawe’s 2-minute comedy on European debt crisis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5QwKEwo4Bc

Earth economics is upside down.

Accelerating technology can and should provide:
more personal freedom from labor,
more beauty in infrastructure and nature,
greater joy in our freedom to create and explore our beautiful, powerful, and diverse virtues (something like “resource-based economics” as researched by The Venus Project).

Jul 07 08:07

ISIS – the dumbest story ever told

Okay, so what’s wrong with the ISIS story? Haven’t they beheaded two Americans? Haven’t they taken over vast portions of Iraq? Haven’t they threatened America?

The answers to those questions are 1. A lot 2. Maybe 3.Maybe 4. Yes

Here is what is wrong with the ISIS story. Let’s start with the two videos.

In the first video, experts agree that it was staged. The victim never gets beheaded in the video! The guy moves the knife back and forth but doesn’t actually slash the throat. Can you believe that the guys who want to prove that they are barbaric and want to scare Americans … made a propaganda video where they did not do what they want you to think they did? They would go to the extreme length of using editing software? Was the guy afraid that the blood might get on his Halloween outfit?

Jul 07 08:06

Terminally ill benefit claimants asked when they expect to die, MP says

Terminally ill welfare claimants are being asked by benefit assessors when precisely they are expected to die, according to evidence seen by Frank Field, the newly elected chairman of the work and pensions select committee.

Field has written to the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, asking for an explanation. He told the Guardian: “There is absolutely no need for this level of intrusive and painful questioning by DWP officials. If I have had two such cases in my constituency in recent weeks; I dread to think how often this is happening around the country.”

Jul 07 08:05

Latest Netanyahu cartoon says west is allowing ISIS to build ‘atomic bombs’ aimed at US and Christianity

As the P5+1 push ahead to make a deal with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, the Israeli prime minister has published his latest cartoon to try and stop the deal. This cartoon equates ISIS, the Islamic state, with the “Islamic State of Iran” and suggests that the west is going to allow ISIS to get nukes.

Imagine Islamic State building atomic bombs. Well, maybe it’s not that hard to imagine.

The Islamic State of Iran – like ISIS. Just much bigger.

The cartoon ends with an ISIS fighter who has morphed into an Iranian ayatollah hugging nuclear warheads that are labeled with the US, Israel, Christianity and gay rights.

Jul 07 07:57

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay.

Jul 07 07:56

The FBI, DEA, and the U.S. Army have all bought controversial software that allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes, and even activating their cameras, according to documents leaked from the "H

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Army have all bought controversial software that allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes and even activating their cameras, according to internal documents hacked from the software’s Italian manufacturer.

Jul 07 07:55

David Cameron's proposed encryption ban would 'destroy the internet'

A highly respected cryptographer and security expert is warning that David Cameron's proposed ban on strong encryption threatens to "destroy the internet."
Last week, the British Prime Minister told Parliament that he wants to "ensure that terrorists do not have a safe space in which to communicate."

Jul 07 07:52

Obama Talks Escalation, But Officials Say ISIS War Strategy Unchanged

In his latest protracted speech about the ISIS war, President Obama insisted that the war is continuing to go well, citing thousands of ISIS fighters killed, and talked up escalating airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa, insisting that the recent attacks “proved” ISIS would eventually be destroyed.

That “eventually” could be a long time indeed, as Obama described the conflict as a “generational struggle” that would be one at some unspecified point in the future. In the meantime, it’s all airstrikes, and bragging about body counts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Eventually" will be a long time indeed given that ISIS appears to be a US tool to justify invasions of nations which have not done anything to us. Which would explain why despite the tough talk, there is no escalation against ISIS, only against nations refusing US hegemony!

Jul 07 07:51

New U.S. National Military Strategy: U.S. May Invade Any Non-‘Ally’

On July 1st, the White House, Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued “The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015” (officially dated June 2015), and at its top is:

Jul 07 07:50

Israeli Military Court Justice: Rubber-Stamp Guilt

Civil law applies for Israeli Jews – not Palestinians. They’re subject to military kangaroo court justice. Rubber-stamp convictions follow. Fundamental international rule of law principles don’t apply.

A new B’Tselem report explains how Israel’s system works for Palestinians – titled “Presumed Guilty: Remand in Custody by Military Courts in the West Bank.” They’re one of the main ways Israel enforces occupation harshness.

Since 1967, over 800,000 Palestinians were victimized by tribunal injustice. “Detention is injurious by definition,” B’Tselem explained.

Jul 07 07:49

U.S. Sided With Tax-Avoiding Companies Over Contracting Ban

The Obama administration quietly handed a victory to U.S. companies that avoid taxes by claiming a foreign address, suggesting that virtually all of them are still eligible for government contracts.

Jul 07 07:44

NSA resumes collection of phone data

Jul 07 07:41

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy linked to higher autism risk

Pregnant women in California who live close to areas where chemical pesticides are used are more likely to have a child with autism, says a study released by UC Davis researchers Monday.

Autism boom: an epidemic of disease or of discovery?
Women living within about a mile of fields, farms or other sites that use agricultural pesticides have a 60% higher risk of delivering a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delays. Women in their second and third trimesters appear to be at the highest risk, according to the study.

The study, published Monday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, strengthens the evidence linking developmental disorders with exposure to pesticides during gestation, researchers said.

Jul 07 07:41

VIDEO: PFIZER VICE PRESIDENT BLOWS THE WHISTLE & TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” – Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source) “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” – Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)

Jul 07 07:40

'The second amendment saved my life': Ex-CNN anchor Lynne Russell speaks out in favor of gun rights after special forces husband shot dead an armed intruder

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell has spoken out in support of the right to bear arms after her husband's gun saved her from an armed robber.

Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday June 30 when she was reportedly grabbed by an unidentified robber who demanded valuables from her room.

But she was saved from the attack after her husband former CNN anchor Chuck de Caro- who has served in the special forces - burst out of the shower and gunned the assailant Tomorio Walton down in the nude.

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