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"Where is the Godamn flag? I want the Godamn fucking flag up every morning at fucking sun rise" -- From the book: "Inside the White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244; Hillary to staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day 1991.

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May 25 05:35

Trump now in dead heat with Hillary

Looks like Hillary is starting to sweat, dead heat between her and Trump now in most polls

May 25 03:43

Downed EgyptAir flight correlates with Phoenix Express 2016 joint military exercise and ‘no fly’ order

Phoenix Express 2016 is an exercise “sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information

May 24, 2016

May 24 22:26

#FuckTrump Protest Police Pepper Spray & Tackle Female Protester #Trump #NM #Protest

As protesters throw rocks and glass at Police a female protester is pepper sprayed and tackled by Police.



May 24 21:58

#FuckTrump Protest Escalates Police Fire Tear Gas & Smoke as Protesters Throw Rocks

Police deploy smoke and tear gas at the protest following tonight's Donald Trump rally as protesters throw rocks in attempt to spook mounted police on horseback.

May 24 21:36

Msnbc to Trump rally #protester "Why are you here?" Protestor: "Because #FuckTrump" #NMProtest #ABQProtest

@Msnbc to #Trump #NMrally #protester "Why are you here?"

Protestor: "Because #F%ckTrump" #NMProtest #ABQProtest

May 24 18:28

AMERICA PREPARES AS THREAT FROM RUSSIAN AND CHINESE WARPLANES GROWS



May 24 18:28

LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

'Linkedin'? 'P4ssw0rd'? '123456'? Come on, people

May 24 17:46

Arctic headed for temperature highs not seen in 52M years: new research

If the world doesn’t find a way to reduce its climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, the Arctic will face a warmer and wetter future, with temperature rises of between 14.7 C and 19.5 C by 2300.



May 24 17:41

How the TSA Kills Hundreds of People Every Year

plus spread disease and distress!

May 24 17:22

Billions of pounds of cuts and tax hikes or more austerity if UK votes for Brexit, IFS warns

Britain will have to make an extra £15billion worth of cuts and tax rises if voters back a Brexit or face another two years of austerity, the IFS has warned.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that any gains to Britain from lower EU contributions in the wake of a leave vote will be cancelled out by the economic costs.

May 24 17:04

Antidepressants in America are causing suicide rates to soar, especially among young women

The lead author of that study, Professor Peter Gotzsche, said: "Antidepressants don't work in children, that is pretty clear. In the randomized trials, children say that they don't work for them, but they increase their risk of suicide."

He said that the actions of Big Pharma is this regard are unsettling: "What I get out of this colossal under-reporting of suicides is that [antidepressants] likely increase suicides in all ages. ... It is absolutely horrendous that they have such disregard for human lives."

In fact, Eli Lilly is said to have removed drug-induced attempted suicides and suicides in around 90 percent of its trials, instead blaming the suicides on "worsening of depression" or "emotional instability."

It is also worth noting that a number of the recent, highly-publicized mass shootings have been linked to antidepressant use.

May 24 16:15

BREAKING: Colorado Democratic Party Admits Error, Bernie Sanders Could Win Majority Of Delegates

This election has so far seen a variety of caucus-related issues, primarily, it seems, on the Democratic side. Another such case, this time regarding the Colorado caucus, has just been revealed, thanks to reporting by The Denver Post. On April 12, the Colorado Democratic Party admitted to miscounting the results in ten percent of the state’s precincts in caucus. The Denver Post discussed in detail the potential consequences of this miscount:

‘The mistake is a minor shift with major implications. The new projection now shows the Vermont senator winning 39 delegates in Colorado, compared to 27 for Clinton.

May 24 15:48

Brexit Will Be 'Applauded' In Moscow: UK Defense Secretary

Britain’s possible exit from the European Union (EU) will be “absolutely applauded in Moscow” as it would lead to the relaxation of Western sanctions against Russia, says UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon.



May 24 15:48

Off-Duty Israeli Policemen Accused Of Beating Arab Teen, Say ‘Incident Could’ve Been Avoided’

In Tel Aviv, a number of off-duty Israeli police officers have been accused of beating up a 19-year-old Arab supermarket worker - after he refused to identify himself.

May 24 15:32

‘Democracy Spring Is A Soros-Funded, Anti-Trump Radical Movement’

Americans, at least the enlightened ones, know that the system is rigged. And the organic element that’s here is that the people of America have every right to be angry because big money dominates politics, Christopher Greene from alternative GreeneWave TV, told RT.



May 24 15:23

Dear #OccupyDNC This is #CrookedHillary's America #OWS #FeelTheBern

To the those planning to #OccupyDNC, here's a a brief history lesson of the #Occupy movement for and a message of hope for the future. #OWS #Occupy.

May 24 15:23

Mother Asks For FBI Investigation Of Teen’s Death By Police After Viewing Video

The family of a teenager who was fatally shot by Chicago police is calling for an FBI investigation after seeing video footage of the incident.

May 24 15:19

Armageddon Drones: Radiation-Detecting UAVs To Trial At Notorious Nevada Nuke Desert

The scorched moonscape of Nevada’s former nuclear test site will be used for drone radiation detection trials, as the US ramps up an emergency response program in case of a Fukushima-like meltdown or attack on its territory.

Two ‘Sandstorm’ drones will be tested at the site for operation in the event of large scale nuclear contamination.

May 24 15:19

Why Hating The Media Could Make The Difference In November

As the political pundits keep reminding us, this might be called the “hate” election. Both major parties’ presumptive nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have historically high net unfavorable ratings — so high that voters are said to be casting their ballots against a candidate rather than in favor of one. The question seems to be: Whom do you hate less?



May 24 15:13

Tony Blair Calls For 'Proper Ground War' Against Daesh

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that the only way to defeat Daesh (ISIL) is via “a proper ground war” against the terror network.

“There is no way of defeating these people without defeating them on the ground. Airstrikes are not going to defeat ISIS,” he said in a speech in central London on Tuesday.

Here's your rifle, Tony...

May 24 15:08

Germany To Ban Sexy Women In Ads After Cologne New Year’s Eve Attacks By Muslim Migrants

Germany plans to ban sexy women and men from advertisements after the brutal sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
Express.co reported:

GERMANY HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BAN IMAGES OF SCANTILY-CLAD WOMEN IN ADVERTS IN RESPONSE TO THE SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN COLOGNE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.



May 24 15:06

Vince Foster  Murder Cover-up

Welcome to our website about the murder of Vince Foster, Deputy White House Counsel under President Clinton. A federal court ordered Independent Counsel Ken Starr to include evidence, found in government records, of an FBI cover-up, to Starr’s own Report. Hillary Clinton remains silent about this evidence, submitted to the court by Patrick Knowlton, John Clarke, and Hugh Turley.

May 24 14:49

Syrian Al-Qaeda-Linked Leader Freely Visited The US, But State Dept. Says It ‘Didn’t Know’

A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no trouble entering Washington on a European passport. The State Department refused to speak on “visa records.”

Labib al Nahhas, who calls himself “a chief of Foreign Political Relations at Ahrar al-Sham,” arrived in the US capital for a visit lasting a few days in December, according to McClatchy DC news. The report cites “four people with direct knowledge of the trip.”



May 24 14:49

Dear Grads, Don’t Join The Military

Dear high school senior considering a military career,

Graduation is coming up. You’re probably looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation, enjoyed with the peace of mind that your next few years are pretty much covered. Maybe you’re going to enlist soon, and then be off to basic training. Or perhaps you received an ROTC scholarship and will be starting college and officer training.

May 24 14:42

Police Chief Fired In Victory For The Frisco 500

It’s less than a month since the ‘Frisco Five’ began their hunger strike, with a single demand: that Police Chief Greg Suhr resign or be fired. This chief, who for five years has been crying ‘crocodile tears’ while justifying every police killing of a Black or Latino person. This chief, who for five years has been vigilantly protected by the mayor, the media and the city’s Democratic political establishment.

This afternoon the mayor fired him.

May 24 14:33

GWX Control Panel

This is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Recent versions can also disable 'Upgrade to Windows 10' behavior in the Windows Update control panel and do much more. See the user guide at the Ultimate Outsider blog. You can still download GWX Control Panel as a standalone executable if you don't like installers. Please see the "GWX Control Panel Release Notes and Version History" post at the blog for MD5 and SHA-1 checksums of all official releases.



May 24 14:31

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Initiative Pressed Countries to Embrace Fracking, New Emails Reveal

Far from challenging fossil fuel companies, the emails obtained by The Intercept show that State Department officials worked closely with private sector oil and gas companies, pressed other agencies within the Obama administration to commit federal government resources including technical assistance for locating shale reserves, and distributed agreements with partner nations pledging to help secure investments for new fracking projects.

May 24 14:31

Stop California Governor Jerry Brown From Signing Anti-Gun Bills into Law!

Yesterday, we sounded the alarm on the draconian gun control bills the California Legislature just passed in our article titled, "SB 374: Assault Weapons Ban Passes, California Legislature Sends Bill to Governors Desk." Today, we are going to analyze these bills and see what exactly they mean to us.

First, we must understand there is still time to stop these bills from becoming law. We implore you to take action NOW! Call California Governor Jerry Brown in addition to emailing and faxing him. Tell him NOT to sign these bills. Do not remain idle. Everyone from all 50 states needs to take part in this effort.

First it was New York, then it was Colorado. Now it is California, tomorrow it will be your state if you continue to remain silent. Please share this with your family and friends! Call California Governor Jerry Brown and tell him to not sign these bills!

Website: Governor Jerry Brown - Phone: (916) 445-2841 - Fax: (916) 558-3160

May 24 14:30

Why Texas Should Secede

May 24 14:26

Cameron: ‘I’d Meet Trump, But His Muslim Comments Are Dangerous’

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he would be happy to meet presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump despite again criticising the tycoon’s proposed travel ban on Muslims, this time labelling the policy “dangerous.”



May 24 14:26

Sanders Supporters And Allies Sue To Extend California’s Voter Registration Deadline

Bernie Sanders’ supporters filed a federal lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California’s presidential primary voting rules, demanding voter registration be extended past Monday’s deadline until the day of the state’s primary election.

May 24 14:00

Putin Closes The Door To Monsanto | Putin is Taking a Bold Step against Biotech Giant Monsanto

In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. Putin harshly criticized food production in the United States, declaring that Western food producers are no longer offering high quality, healthy, and ecologically clean food. Putin is correct. American agribusiness is slowly poisoning the American population.

May 24 13:59

Tory Election Fraud Allegations Must Face National Police Inquiry – SNP

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Pete Wishart has called on the London Metropolitan Police to launch a large-scale national inquiry into allegations of fraud by Conservative MPs during the 2015 General Election.

In a letter to Scotland Yard, Wishart urged the force to investigate whether Tory MPs fraudulently recorded local voter spending by failing to record accommodation costs for activists bussed in to local constituencies.

May 24 13:57

Open Borders in the Real World

Cultural change driven by governmental eliminating immigration requirements without also including Hornberger’s conditions above is only an open door to societal breakdown and therefore more calls for government intervention (do you think this might be the plan? Less common culture = more government?

May 24 13:45

Britain’s Tax Office, HMRC Sold 6oo State Owned Buildings To Offshore Property Company

There are a number of interesting facts and figures emanating from the various offshore leaks of recent times. One of them involves Britain’s tax office HMRC, where there is a history of double dealing when it comes to tax haven transparency.

Last February HSBC’s Swiss banking arm got caught ‘red-handed’ assisting wealthy customers concealing millions of dollars of assets and then literally and quite unbelievably found to be handing out bricks of untraceable currency to them. HSBC was, at the same time providing these clients the facilities and information needed to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a huge cache of leaked secret bank account files.

May 24 13:35

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62bn takeover bid

May 24 13:32

Man Vs Wild: British Soldiers Routed By Elephants, Cows & Foxes

As if defeat at the hands of the Taliban and Iraqi insurgencies wasn’t enough, new figures show in recent years UK troops have been bested by elephants, snakes, cows and an irate German fox.

May 24 13:32

Wave Of Bomb Threats Plague Dozens Of Schools In US And UK

Bomb threats prompted lockdowns and evacuations in dozens of elementary and high schools across the US and UK, leaving classes to be resumed only after police failed to find any explosives or other dangerous items.

The threats led to the evacuations of schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin.

May 24 13:19

Erdogan Targeting The 59 Pro-Kurdish HDP Parliamentarians With 445 Police Investigations

Baris Karaagac says Erdo?an is continuing to consolidate power by appointing his friend and current Transportation Minister as Vice President.

May 24 13:19

Kerry To Lavrov: Russia Must Stop Assad Strikes

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to persuade the Syrian government to stop what he alleged to be strikes targeting civilians in Syria.

May 24 13:02

Panicked Elite Buy Underground Bunkers To Protect Against Revolutions

The panicked 0.01 per cent are reportedly buying up underground bunkers carved out of bedrock to escape civil unrest and natural disasters.

Bespoke hidden chambers in Germany and the US are being snapped up as the world’s wealthiest look to secure a safe spot if crisis strikes, according to their promoters.

May 24 13:02

Democratic Party Is Hardening Over Clinton/Sanders Split

One of the best-ever news reports I’ve seen on the Democratic Party Presidential contest was Tierney McAffee’s “ BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters Say They Would Vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton” at people.com, the website of People magazine — hardly a place where one would normally expect to find such crackerjack well-researched reporting on politics.

May 24 12:54

Angry Birds Movie is Red-Pilled Anti-Immigration Propaganda

Well, this is amazing.

The Angry Birds Movie is apparently a red-pilled anti-immigration propaganda film.

May 24 12:52

Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burkina Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties

By Christina Sarich

Monsanto has been trying to take over Africa’s cotton for decades with their patented, genetically modified (GM) seed. Not without irony, Burkina Faso is just one of the African countries that has been wary of any of Monsanto’s GM seed, adding to the credo, ‘better off dead, than GM fed,’ when it came to accepting U.S. food aid that was primarily genetically altered...

May 24 12:48

Head of the IMF Christine Lagarde in court charged with embezzlement and fraud

The head of the International Monetary Fund arrived in the dock of a Paris courtroom today as she braced herself to be formally charged with embezzlement and fraud.

Christine Lagarde’s humiliation is not only a massive personal blow which could lead to her resignation, but one which will plunge the world’s banking system into further ignominy.

The clearly nervous 57-year-old said nothing to reporters as she entered the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special tribunal set up to judge the conduct of France’s government ministers, shortly after 8.30am.

May 24 12:46

Latest Foster Cover-Up Book Not Completely Worthless

Peschmann’s Scalice passage appears on page 106 of her book. At this point the reader might as well just continue with his Internet reading and ditch the book. The Knowlton appendix referred to—by dint of the judges’ decision as much a part of the official report as the work of Starr’s team—thoroughly destroys Peschmann’s thesis. She guesses that Foster, after going out and eating some more somewhere, came back to the White House shortly after 5 o’clock and shot himself in his office with his own gun and was then transported to Fort Marcy Park and dumped there by panicked fellow White House lawyers working late.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the article that started the kerfuffle between Peschmann and today's radio guest, Dave Martin!

May 24 12:41

What’s The Big Difference Between NATO’s Moderates And Extremists In Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

So what’s the big difference between the “moderate” terrorists and the extremist terrorists running rampant in Syria today? At one time, we were told there were no terrorists at all. Then, we were told terrorists were indeed present but that there were also moderate, secular, democracy-loving freedom fighters in the country. Now, after the nature of the so-called “rebels” has been revealed ad infinitum by the alternative and independent press, it is admitted that the “fighters” in Syria are terrorists but, apparently, some are moderate and some are extreme.

Of course, they all have the same goal of Sharia. They all hate minorities, Christians, Alawites, Shiites, etc. They all torture. They all rape. We could go on and on...

May 24 12:35

How to squander $52m of charitable money in 6 months

In March, an Anchorage jury convicted Avery of numerous counts of fraud and money laundering, and on Monday he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. His crime? Burning through $52 million of May Smith Trust money in six months, the biggest private fraud case in Alaskan history. The trust was intended to support an elderly widow and go to charity after she died.

May 24 12:32

N.Y. sues Domino's Pizza for alleged wage theft

U.S. fast food giant Domino's Pizza (DPZ) and three of its franchises could be required to pay employees a lot of dough if a newly filed New York lawsuit succeeds.

The nation's largest pizza delivery company and three of its franchisees underpaid workers at least $565,000 at ten New York-based stores, the state's state's top legal official alleged in a court action announced Tuesday.

May 24 12:29

LA Senate Passes Total Gun Ban After Radical Muslims They Let In Killed People

Law-abiding gun owners in Los Angeles are to be punished as a result of some Muslim terrorists the government let in going on a shooting spree.

May 24 12:07

10-year-old boy awarded $174,000 after vaccine caused permanent brain damage and narcolepsy

The family of a 10-year-old boy permanently injured by a vaccine can
sleep a little more peacefully at night after receiving compensation
from the British government for his impairment. Josh Hadfield, from
Frome, Somerset, was four years old when he got the Pandemrix vaccine,
an influenza shot administered to 30 million Europeans in an effort to
combat an alleged H1N1 flu pandemic.

Within weeks, the toddler began exhibiting a host of frightening
symptoms, indicating something was very wrong. Hadfield would sleep for
up to 19 hours a day, and when he was awake, he would suddenly fall
asleep during activities such as walking, eating and swimming. Laughter
sent him spiraling into a seizure, the Daily Mail reports.

May 24 11:43

Horseradish Contains Compounds Which Remove Cancer From The Body

By John Summerly

Horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibacterial which contains compounds that could help detoxify and eliminate cancer-causing compounds in the body, a study has shown.

The cancer-fighting compound, known as glucosinolates, undergoes a series of chemical reactions that activates enzymes involved in the detoxification of cancer-causing molecules.

Health-supportive molecules like glucosinolates are concentrated in these horseradish greens in the same way that they are concentrated in the leaves of the plants...

May 24 11:25

Rutland Mayor proud of tricking public into taking hundreds of Muslim migrants

May 24 11:23

SO, YOU THOUGHT BANK OF AMERICA WOULD BE PUNISHED FOR ROLE IN 2008 CRISIS? THINK AGAIN

In a reversal of the smidgen of accountability forced on Bank of America for its role in the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. appeals court threw out a jury’s verdict — and with it, the $1.27 billion fine BoA would have paid for mortgage fraud. Though the Department of Justice had alleged Countrywide Financial Corp., which was purchased by Bank of America in 2008, had sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad loans through its “Hustle” mortgage program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found insufficient evidence to back charges of fraud.

May 24 11:16

US MARSHALS SEND WRONG WOMAN TO JAIL, WHERE SHE WAS STRIP SEARCHED AND SHACKLED

When a team of "vested up and gunned up" U.S. Marshals in Tennessee apprehended Tracy Hinson and began interrogating her about selling 10 Xanax tablets in 2012, she gave them answers that made it clear they had the wrong woman. The marshal in charge told Hinton he needed to make a call. "After he went and made a call, he came back and told me that he had to do what the paper said he had to. He asked if I ever lived in Mt. Pleasant, and I said no," said Hinson. "They took me to the Dyer County Jail and I was fully processed there, and that included being shackled and strip searched. They said they were holding me until Lawrence County could come and pick me up that night."

May 24 11:16

Hillary Clinton Declines Invitation to Debate Bernie Sanders

Eager to move on from the Democratic primary race, Hillary Clinton has turned down an invitation to debate Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of California’s primary, her campaign said on Monday.

The announcement came hours after Mrs. Clinton unleashed a biting critique of Donald J. Trump while addressing a union convention, mocking his business record and offering a glimpse at how she might confront him in the general election.

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May 24 11:15

Guccifer may have Hillary emails stashed online

Lazar also claimed to have hacked into Hillary’s email server, but thus far has not offered any proof of doing so. It may be that Lazar has additional files on Google Drive or other web servers where he stored Hillary’s emails that he can now share with the FBI as part of the plea deal.

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May 24 11:13

Many Washington GOP Delegates Will Push Cruz For V.P. At National Convention

"I talked to Ted Cruz's Washington campaign chair at the end of these elections and he said, Look--we're not going there to disrupt. We're going there to try to influence the outcome of the Vice Presidential candidate, really he said to make sure conservative principles remain in the party platform, which really gets written at that convention," Jenkins said. "So, trying to bring Ted Cruz ideas and principles to that convention--but not try to, somehow, upend the what seems to be inevitable nomination of Donald Trump."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ted Cruz cannot serve as Vice President. The 12th Amendment imposes on the Vice President the same eligibility requirement as the President, meaning a natural born US citizen. Ted Cruz was born in Canada of parents who sere Canadian citizens and ONLY Canadian citizens at the time. That makes Ted Cruz a Canadian by birth and only a Canadian by birth. And, because Ted Cruz' father was still married to his previous wife when Ted was born, Ted is not eligible for birthright citizenship under Section 309(c) of the Immigration and Naturalization act.

May 24 11:08

Bernie Sanders Requests Kentucky Primary Recount

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has requested a recount in the close Kentucky presidential primary against front-runner Hillary Clinton, state election officials said on Tuesday.

The recanvass will take place at all 120 county boards of election on Thursday, according to the Kentucky secretary of state.

“The point is transparency,” Sanders’ aide Larry Cohen said on CNN.

May 24 11:06

NYPD CAUGHT RED-HANDED SANITIZING POLICE BRUTALITY WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES

IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department's computer network have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen nefarious alterations to Wikipedia entries, and it won't be the last. But the disclosure of NYPD's entries by Capital New York come as the Justice Department announced a national initiative for "building community trust and justice" with the nation's policing agencies.

May 24 11:03

US Federal Court: Private Lawsuit Can Bring 16 of the World’s Largest Criminal Banks to Their Knees

By Matt Agorist

In 2007, more than a dozen of the world’s largest banks colluded to deliberately depress the rate at which they paid out on investments. This rate is known as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which is the average of interest rates estimated by each of the leading banks in London that it would be charged were it to borrow from other banks.

Financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and credit card agencies around the world, set their own rates relative to it, and at least $350 trillion in derivatives and other financial products are tied to the LIBOR. These mega banks suppressed LIBOR, during the beginning of the collapse, to boost earnings and make their bottom lines appear healthier.

This banking conspiracy to rig LIBOR was one of the key factors in bringing about the financial collapse of 2008. The scandal was so large, in fact, that it nearly bankrupt the planet...

May 24 10:55

Hillary Clinton to California: “Drop Dead”

By now, anyone paying the least attention knows that the dishonest Democratic establishment and dishonest mainstream media have created a false narrative of bad behavior by Bernie Sanders supporters at the Nevada State Democratic State Convention on May 14. The evidence-free claims about “thrown chairs” (none) and “death threats” (tasteless insults) have been widely rebutted, but they have served their purpose all the same: taking attention away from the arrogant, autocratic management of the Nevada convention by establishment Democrats working on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

It’s a measure of Democratic Party panic that party leaders feel the need to run a despotic convention, autocratically ramming their preferred results through when there were only two national delegates at stake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a very real possibility that Judicial Watch may come up with enough bombshell information, created through a public lawsuit or indictment, which could damage Clinton enough, before the elections, that she would have to resign from the campaign.

That is why Sanders is smart to stay the course; because IF Clinton has to retire before the convention. at that point, Biden may make a grab for the nomination, bringing Sanders in as a Vice-Presidential candidate.

But I would very much suspect one thing from the Obama White House; if their internal polling suggests, even mildly, that Trump might win, the Obama Administration is going to put this country into one, or several horrific wars before Trump is sworn into office, to insure that his first hundred days, and beyond, if possible,will be absolute hell.

May 24 10:50

Zombie Trump Protester Earns His PHD In Stupidity

He says 'Trump is against human beings...'

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May 24 10:45

Religious Extremists Waging a Quiet Revolution in Israel

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Mr Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.

But Mr Yaalon was also condemning extremism closer to home, in Mr Netanyahu’s Likud Party. Mr Yaalon is to take a break from politics. With fitting irony, his slot is to be filled on Likud’s backbenches by Yehuda Glick, a settler whose goal to destroy Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple has the potential to set the Middle East on fire.

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Mr Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move to the right in Israeli politics should concern anyone who believes that a reasonable peace, negotiated in good faith, between the Palestinians and Israelis, is the only way to avoid more brutal conflict in the region.

The possibilities for peace and social justice for Palestinians are not looking terribly bright right now.

May 24 10:39

Sott Exclusive: 'Cone of silence' over Fort McMurray following devastating wildfire - ANYONE going to ruined city must sign non-disclosure agreement

No one is allowed in or out, and no one is allowed to report (unless without pre-approval, I presume) what they see there.

Very strange indeed.

May 24 10:38

Can Bernie Sanders take down the Democratic establishment?

In a CNN interview with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he supports DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Democratic opponent, Tim Canova, in the August 30th primary for Florida’s 23trd congressional district. He also informed Tapper that, if he wins the Democratic nomination for presidency, he wouldn’t reappoint Wasserman Schultz as head of the DNC. This is in the wake of the much-debated Nevada convention last week, where Sanders’ supporters protested because they felt the system was rigged in favor of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Jesse Ventura sounds off.

May 24 10:36

Forbidden Alliance: US Won't Let Russia, Turkey, Iran Unite Against Daesh

Washington is trying to deter any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria: if the three countries unite their efforts against the terrorists, the jihadists will easily be defeated and the US will thereby lose its ability to destabilize the region, Iranian political analyst and former journalist Hassan Hanizadeh told Sputnik.

The US is thwarting any possible alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran to fight the terrorist groups in Syria, Hassan Hanizadeh, former editor-in-chief of the Iranian news agency MehrNews told Sputnik.

Meanwhile, Washington is using the terrorist groups operating on the ground in Syria as a tool to divide the countries of the region. Thus, the political editor added, the US is interested in keeping relations between Turkey and Russia strained and in stirring tensions between Iran and Turkey.

Washington, he explained, is interested in extending its sphere of influence in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And as the rotted corpses keep piling up in Syria, courtesy of US-government trained and funded jihadists, the US government doesn't give a rat's derriere about the carnage, as long as it believes it is on a path to oust Al-Assad.

Dare I say, in their minds, "the end justifies the means", even of the means results in thousands of innocent civilians, including women, children, and the medically fragile elderly, dead?!?

Sure as heck looks like it, from where I sit.

In the 21st century, the US government has become the most horrific "judge, jury, and executioner" toward the rest of the world humanly possible.

What's wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!!

May 24 10:24

Israeli Start-up to Provide DHS With Facial Recognition Tech That Digs Up Character Traits

By Joseph Jankowski

Further and further we go into the beyond-1984 nightmare of big brother technology.

An Israeli start-up claims that its technology can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye...

May 24 10:22

Audit Shows Hillary Clinton Has the Most Fake Twitter Followers

The Washington Examiner reports an audit of the Twitter accounts for the 2016 presidential candidates found Hillary Clinton has the highest percentage of phony followers by far, a whopping 41 percent. This means that of the 4.65 million followers Clinton claims, 1, 906,500 of them might be fakes.

May 24 10:21

US Simulating Attacks To See How China, Russia React, Analyst Says

Washington’s concerns over “a resurgent Russia and a very, very aggressive China,” as put recently by a top air force general, indicate that the US is losing more ground in areas where Beijing and Moscow exert an influence, an analyst says.

May 24 10:20

It’s still snowing?!?!

Late spring thunderstorms dumped snow on a California freeway Friday, causing traffic-clogging spinouts

May 24 10:19

It's snowing in Calgary

The wet, heavy stuff began to fall early Sunday morning in southern Alberta, prompting snowplows to hit the highways.

And Mother Nature is not done with the Alberta city just yet.

May 24 10:19

Southern ski fields get major snow dump

Queenstown's ski fields have been blanketed with snow in the first major snowfall of the year.

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Winter has come early and hard down under!

May 24 10:04

A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.

Like Markopolos, Ortel has an impressive resume. Ortel’s LinkedIn profile shows that he received his B.A. from Yale and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously worked as a Managing Director at investment bank Dillon Read and later as a Managing Director at the financial research firm, Newport Value Partners. In more recent years, Ortel has been a contributor to a number of news outlets including the Washington Times and TheStreet.com.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I certainly hope this guy is wearing his Kevlar undies!!

May 24 10:02

MSNBC host mistakenly calls Bill Cosby "Bill Clinton" during report on his sex assault case

May 24 10:01

Trump leaving neocons in dust

The rise of Donald Trump is threatening the power of neoconservatives, who find themselves at risk of being marginalized in the Republican Party.

Neoconservatism was at its height during the presidency of George W. Bush, helping to shape the rationale for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

May 24 10:00

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

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May 24 09:57

First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.

There’s no allegation that the foundation did anything improper; the probe has focused on McAuliffe and the electoral campaign donations, the officials said.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and the FBI declined to comment.

Among the McAuliffe donations that drew the interest of the investigators was $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, through his U.S. businesses. Wang was previously delegate to China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s ceremonial legislature.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's funny, the way this article characterises China's National People's Congress as "ceremonial"; because right now, looking at the way members of Congress have been purchased by corporations, the US government's alleged representatives, look pretty darn ceremonial to me!

But getting back to McAuliffe, I seriously doubt that anything real , or any bombshell revelations, will be uncovered.

That being said, however, if it appears to the Clintonistas for one millisecond, as though this may be the case, look for Mc Auliffe to start to get "very very depressed" ; and we know, from the example of the death of Vincent Foster, just precisely where that "depression" can lead.

May 24 09:55

Greek parliament pushes through more austerity measures to unlock bailout cash

In the midst of huge public protests, Athens has approved more budget cuts, tax increases and a new privatization fund to manage almost all state property in order to get further rescue loans from European creditors.

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More fuel for BREXIT!

May 24 09:55

Trump: suicide of Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster 'very fishy' – as it happened

In a Washington Post interview, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump indicated that he is tentatively exploring one of the most infamous conspiracy theories about Bill Clinton’s presidency as he readies his general election battle plan against Hillary Clinton. In the interview, Trump called theories that the Clintons were behind the 1993 death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster “very serious,” calling the circumstances of his suicide “very fishy.” “He had intimate knowledge of what was going on,” Trump said. “He knew everything that was going on and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.”

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The story is going global!

May 24 09:52

It almost became money: United States Notes versus Federal Reserve Notes

On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.

May 24 09:52

David Cameron 'could face no-confidence vote by his own MPs over handling of EU referendum'

The PM's approach to the EU referendum has incensed some of his colleagues

May 24 09:48

Caught by the fuzz: Spain’s ‘muzzle law’ sees woman fined over ‘All Cats Are Beautiful’ bag (PHOTOS)

A woman in Madrid has been slapped with an on-the-spot fine for sporting a bag which declared ‘All Cats Are Beautiful.’.

Belén Lobeto claims that Spanish cops policing the Copa del Rey soccer final between Barcelona and Sevilla rounded on her for carrying a bag emblazoned ‘All Cats Are Beautiful,’ along with an acronym ‘A.C.A.B’.

For denizens of the punk scene and anarchists, A.C.A.B is an anti-police graffiti tag and tattoo believed to have originated in the UK during the 1970s.

May 24 09:47

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.

May 24 09:47

J.P. Morgan Private Bank Lays Off Nearly 100 Employees

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s private bank announced internally another round of layoffs affecting nearly 100 employees, people familiar with the matter said.

May 24 09:47

EgyptAir crash: Body parts retrieved from flight MS804 crash site 'point to an explosion on board aircraft'

A forensics official has said human remains retrieved from the area where EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed point to an explosion on board.

The anonymous official is part of Egypt's investigative team and has examined victim's remains at a morgue in Cairo.

He told the Associated Press that all 80 body parts received so far are small and that “there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head", adding: “The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down...but I cannot say what caused the blast."

Egypt's al-Watan newspaper quoted another unnamed forensics official saying the plane blew up in mid-air, leaving remains “no larger than the size of a hand”, but that it has yet to be determined whether an explosive device was to blame.

The head of Egypt's forensics authority denied there was evidence of an explosion later on Tuesday.

May 24 09:46

BEX ALERT - Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

Textbooks say these two species aren’t supposed to inhabit the same environments. Polar bears are marine mammals; grizzlies are terrestrial. But as the Arctic warms, sea ice is shrinking and the tundra is expanding. And the bears’ disparate populations are meeting, mating and creating a new breed that’s capable of reproducing.

May 24 09:44

Pentagon Talks Up ‘Eclectic’ Recruits for Syrian Training Scheme

After their last attempt to recruit and train a whole new rebel faction for Syria ended in disaster, the Pentagon is angling to try again. US officials are bursting with confidence, saying they have more Arabs volunteering than they know what to do with.

Described as an “eclectic” group, the new recruits seem even less suited to the role than the last ones. One US military adviser described them as “raw, literally civilians coming off the streets,” which plays well to the US narrative of locals rising up to resist ISIS.

But the US training missions have struggled enough with training proper militaries and rebels with considerable existing experience. Carving a whole new fighting force out of untrained civilians is the very thing President Obama mocked as “fantasy.”

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I would like to politely remind those members of the Pentagon who believe this to be a "good idea" to remember that to do something over and over again, in precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classic definitions of insanity.

May 24 09:40

The Rise of the Meta-Criminal; Is the NSA Manipulating the Stock Market?

By Jon Rappoport

Trevor Timm of the Electronic Freedom Frontier dug up a very interesting nugget. It was embedded in the heralded December 2013 White House task force report on spying and snooping.

Under Recommendations, #31, section 2, he found this:

“Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate financial systems.”

Timm quite rightly wondered: why were these warnings in the report?...

May 24 09:38

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet

When Annabelle Narey posted a negative review of a building firm on Mumsnet, the last thing on her mind was copyright infringement

May 24 09:36

Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
The state-run news agency Sana said the attacks constituted a "serious escalation", and were aimed at derailing peace efforts.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks.
The cities, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, are part of the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad and have, until now, escaped the worst of the civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the carnage here.

Then, understand that behind it all is the United States Government, which is funding and training these insurgents, and attempting, by whatever means necessary, to throw Bashar Al-Assad out of office, and replace him with a compliant, western-centric puppet.

May 24 09:31

The Death of Vincent Foster

This is the story that nobody dares touch. This is the story that ended my career in Hollywood back in 1994.

Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.

Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued and made famous).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump has stated that there is something "fishy" about the death of Vincent Foster. Actually, it's more the size of a whale, but the corporate media has jumped all over Trump, denouncing him for his "far-fetched" (WaPo) comment. But as this article, the very first ever written on my path to becoming a truth activist reveals, there is indeed a lot of reasons to discount the suicide cover-up.

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May 24 09:30

Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

The Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system.

On Friday, a DC-based think tank issued a report calling for additional funding to advance US missile defense technology to combat what they view as a rising nuclear missile threat from Russia.

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed at Western assertions that Russia poses the preeminent threat to the US and NATO, labeling the idea of an attack against the military alliance "the type of thing that only crazy people think, and only when they are dreaming."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have these gentlemen gone utterly barking mad, to be suggesting such things, and have they completely lost their reality licence?!?

Russia has not demonstrated any national government behaviour which could possibly be construed as "aggressive" under Putin's watch; in fact, it has been more than reasonable, given the nature of US and NATO actions against it.

Rather than demonising Russia, the US government and military need to look at where its own weapons systems development and procurement systems are broken, and fix the problems.

And that problem starts with the incestuous relationship between weapons manufacturers and the Congressional representatives who award the contracts for those weapons. Those weapons companies are very "generous", in terms of how they support Congressional representatives who approve those contracts.

How this translates, at the end of the day, is that when US weapons are ultimately deployed in the field, they frequently do not work as advertised; are hideously over budget, and are delivered so late as to become very quickly obsolete.

There are two potential pieces of legislation which could fix the problem, but unfortunately could only possibly get passed when pigs fly.

The first is that US legislators cannot take any money, or any other perks, from any US weapons company, period, end of discussion. Any attempt to get around this result in getting fired from Congress, and a snap election held for a replacement.

The second is, if a weapon does not perform as specified in the field, according to the specifications defined by that company, that the weapons manufacturers will be subject not only to hefty fines, but also jail time for the heads of corporations which made those weapons.

May 24 09:30

Apology To Japan Would Mean US Admits Past Crimes: Analyst

The United States will not apologize to Japan over its 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki because such an apology would mean an acknowledgment of Washington’s past crimes, says an analyst.

Keith Preston made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked about President Barack Obama who has said Washington is not sorry for what it did to Japan in 1945.

May 24 09:15

Trump escalates attack on Bill Clinton

In one recent interview, Trump said another topic of potential concern is the suicide of former White House aide Vincent Foster, which remains the focus of intense and far-fetched conspiracy theories on the Internet.

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May 24 09:12

Sanders Names Cornel West, Bill McKibben and Other Key Rights Activists to DNC Platform Committee

Sen. Bernie Sanders was given unprecedented say over the Democratic Party platform Monday in a move party leaders hope will soothe a bitter split with backers of the longshot challenger to Hillary Clinton — and Sanders immediately used his new power to name a well-known advocate for Palestinian rights to help draft Democratic policy.

May 24 09:11

15 Saudi ‘hijackers’ were CIA agents working for US: Scholar

Fifteen of the 9/11 “hijackers” from Saudi Arabia were CIA agents working for the United States government, which was seeking to destroy the Middle East for Israel and to double the American military budget, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003.

May 24 09:11

Elevated levels of lead found in Beaverton middle school's drinking water

Water from two drinking fountains at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton were tested and shown to have elevated levels of lead, the school district announced Monday.

May 24 09:10

Another Oregon standoff? Sheriff warns lawmakers over Owyhee Canyonlands plan

Sparks flew Monday during a hearing attended by ranchers and environmentalists in the state Capitol on a proposal to turn 2.5 million acres of canyonlands and desert in southeastern Oregon into a federally protected monument.

Cattlemen said their livelihoods could be threatened.

May 24 09:08

The Guardian's Steven Thrasher Plays Victim After His Anti-White Hate Video Goes Viral

The Guardian's Steven Thrasher is allowed to predict with glee that a "revolution" will come soon with people of color overthrowing the "dying white majority" in America, but if you dare report on his own words you're the racist and he's the victim.

May 24 09:08

BEX ALERT - Oh Noes!!! “Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes.”

“It’s the most dire prediction yet”!!!

May 24 09:06

Paul Ryan Slams VA Secretary, But Stops Short Of Calling For Resignation

Speaker Paul Ryan had harsh words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Tuesday, after the top VA official earlier compared health appointment wait times for veterans to lines at Disney. But most notable were the words Ryan didn’t use: that McDonald should resign.

“I don’t know if he should resign,” Ryan said Tuesday morning when asked if he, like Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), thought McDonald’s comments rose to that level. “He should clarify his comments, and he should show some empathy for our veterans that he’s supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale, a comment like this.”

McDonald made the case on Monday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that the VA should be measured less by doctor’s appointment wait times and more by satisfaction. “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?” McDonald asked. “What’s important? What’s important is: what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wait times for our Veterans can, literally, mean the difference between life and death.

That McDonald seems to be blissfully unaware of this reality should be, alone, is a damned good reason for sacking him, and right the heck now.

As most of you who know who have read my posts on this blog, I abhor the concept of war as a way of resolving geopolitical disputes; I encourage the US government to resolve these conflicts through good faith, hard-won, honorable negotiations which relieve tensions, and let commerce flow by creating win/win situations.

But when it comes to our Veterans, I firmly believe that they should have the highest level of medical and psychological care possible available to them, and in a very timely manner; as much as I hate the concept of war, these men and women have earned, and deserve this.

May 24 09:04

Google HQ raided in Paris - EUR 1.6Bn tax fraud investigation

French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.
Reports say about 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning.

May 24 09:03

Lewis Black on Wall Street Bankers

May 24 09:00

Opinion: Merkel in denial over Erdogan

Angela Merkel will hold fast to the refugee deal made with Turkey no matter what Ankara's requests may bring; she simply has no alternative, writes to Jens Thurau.

May 24 08:59

David Cameron's former guru Steve Hilton reveals he is backing Brexit from 'impenetrable' and 'hubristic' EU

PM's ex-policy adviser says 'taking back power' is the 'ideal choice for our times'

May 24 08:59

Retired Bishop Explains Why the Church Invented Hell

Religions tend to invent ideas and concepts just like every other creative human enterprise, and they have unleashed some remarkably bad ideas onto humanity. Most of these are centered around the notion of telling people what to do and how to live their lives, with the aim of convincing people that conformity to church guidelines will bring some intangible reward in the afterlife.

One example of many is the Christian belief that the one and only way not to eternally burn in Hell is to accept Jesus Christ as the savior, as if no other deity or religious experience is valid to the human experience.

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May 24 08:57

REPORT: DOJ Lawyers Investigating Hillary Clinton Donate $75K To Her Campaign

Justice is not impartial at Loretta Lynch's DOJ...

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May 24 08:57

We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems rank, classify, associate or filter information, using human-crafted or data-induced rules that allow for consistent treatment across large populations.

But while there may be efficiency gains from these techniques, they can also harbor biases against disadvantaged groups or reinforce structural discrimination. In terms of criminal justice, for example, is it fair to make judgments on an individual’s parole based on statistical tendencies measured across a wide group of people? Could discrimination arise from applying a statistical model developed for one state’s population to another, demographically different population?

May 24 08:57

‘Turkey in organic relationship with ISIS’ – pro-Kurdish HDP party

Erdogan wants to purge the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) from parliament. As Turkey’s main opposition it’s trying to call the government to account, says co-chair Figen Yuksekdag. Members are attacked, stripped of political immunity, and killed, she adds.

May 24 08:56

Copenhagen bars tired of ‘Sharia patrols’ rampage & threats raise issue with integration minister

A group of bar owners from one of Copenhagen’s suburbs, who have been endlessly harassed by Muslim youth activists trying to impose a so-called “Shariah zone”, have taken their case to a government minister, urging her to protect their businesses and the locals.

May 24 08:54

Never mind the b*******: Tories at breaking point over George Osborne's doomsday Brexit dossier

A FURIOUS Tory backlash over George Osborne’s doomsday dossier on Brexit tonight took the party to “breaking point” - as two ministers even threatened to quit.

May 24 08:54

EU ON THE BRINK: Brexit 'will LIBERATE EUROPE by triggering mass anti-Brussels backlash'

Right-wing populist Geert Wilders said Brexit on June 23 would triggering a "patriotic spring" across the continent.

Wilder, the outspoken leader of the anti-immigration Party for Freedom, is fiercely opposed to the Netherlands' EU membership.

And he hopes a British exit would have an "enormous effect" on the Eurosceptic movement in his country and beyond.

May 24 08:53

Paris transport workers set to stage 'indefinite strike'

Metro, bus and RER rail workers in Paris have been urged to join a strike by the powerful CGT union from next Thursday (June 2nd) in protest against the new labour laws as well as their own working conditions. No end date for the walk-out has been set.

May 24 08:52

Socialite Denise Rich gives up U.S. citizenship in favor of lower taxes in Austria

Socialite Denise Rich, whose ex-husband Marc Rich received a controversial presidential pardon from Bill Clinton, has renounced her U.S. citizenship — a move that would help her avoid the tax man here.

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We can do that?!? :)

May 24 08:52

The Masses are Waking up, Nuit Debout Gatherings Spreading in Europe


Today on The Janssen Report: people are increasingly dissatisfied with the corruption and anti-social political decision-making in Europe. Nuit Debout is a new phenomenon that started in Paris on March 31st and is currently spreading to multiple countries (and numerous cities) in Europe. People gathering to discuss different topics on economics, politics and other matters they find of importance.
The corporate mainstream media hardly reports on it and if they do, they cover mostly the negative aspects (such as rioting).
I think it's a very positive sign of the masses waking up to the harsh reality of fascism and economic slavery that we are facing.

May 24 08:52

HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT PAID HILLARY CLINTON FROM 2013-2015

In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015.

The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known.

It’s enough to make you sick.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now you know who owns Hillary Clinton.

You can fully, and rightly, expect that these relationships will steer both her domestic and international policies toward war, repression, more economic disparity, more offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, and more abysmal misery for the working class in this country.

May 24 08:51

Russian diplomat: Euronews discredited by its English language service

The English language service of Euronews is discrediting the entire news television channel, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook account on Monday in comments on a screenshot of Russian foreign minister’s nonexistent Twitter account.

"As an official Russian reaction to a resolution adopted by the regional council of the Italian region of Veneto, urging to recognize the de-facto status of Crimea and lift anti-Russian sanctions, the English language website of the TV channel posted ‘a screenshot of Sergey Lavrov’s Twitter account’," Zakharova wrote. "All is fine except for one thing - Sergey Lavrov has no Twitter account. The Russian language website, as you see, did not post the fake," she went on.

May 24 08:51

Military Sources: Russia to Give Crushing Response to Terrorists' Ceasefire Violation

Syrian opposition groups put out a statement on Monday, saying that they will no longer abide by a ceasefire agreement if the Syrian military doesn’t halt a major offensive on their positions in the suburbs of Damascus within 48 hours.

Now military officials say that the terrorist groups' threats which means non-commitment to the ceasefire will give Russia a pretext to intensify its attacks against the militants' positions.

"Russia is now preparing for a crushing response," they add.

May 24 08:50

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

May 24 08:50

Anti-malarial drug linked to psychosis among soldiers could finally be banned in UK military

An almost total ban on the anti-malaria drug Lariam may soon come into effect, amid fears that hundreds of UK soldiers could sue over the affects it has had on their mental health.

May 24 08:49

Dire consequences if Taliban chooses radical warlord Haqqani as new leader – Moscow

There will be severe consequences if Sirajuddin Haqqani, considered one of the most dangerous warlords in the Middle East, becomes leader of the Taliban following the reported killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said.

May 24 08:49

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

May 24 08:48

Bibi to Israelis: Stop crying, I lead ops now Ya’alon is gone

With Moshe Ya’alon having abdicated the post of Israeli minister of military affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on Israelis to stop “crying and moaning," saying he can “lead the operations” himself.

May 24 08:48

Prominent British professor turns down Israeli prize

The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine described Hall’s decision as “a significant endorsement of the campaign to end ties with Israeli institutions.”

Hall’s share of the million dollar prize will now be given to three economists involved in the fight against poverty, three nano-science researchers, and two historians of social history.

May 24 08:48

World’s 16 biggest banks, including RBC, ordered to face Libor lawsuits in ruling court warns could ruin them

Sixteen of the world’s largest banks including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. must face antitrust lawsuits accusing them of hurting investors who bought securities tied to Libor by rigging an interest-rate benchmark, a ruling that an appeals court warned could devastate them.

The appellate judges reversed a lower-court ruling on one issue — whether the investors had adequately claimed in their complaints to have been harmed — while sending the cases back for the judge to consider another issue: whether the plaintiffs are the proper parties to sue, in part because their claims, if successful, provide for triple damages that could overwhelm the banks.

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It will be interesting to see how far this case is allowed to progress, as the rich rarely eat their own.

May 24 08:47

Cameron Says Turkey Unlikely to Join EU Before 'Year 3000'

Turkey is unlikely to join the European Union any time soon, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday, forecasting that Ankara would not accede to the block before year 3000.

May 24 08:46

The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows

There is an absolutely amazing international revolt against the most deadly and most widely used weed killer in world agriculture–glyphosate. Those of you who have followed my earlier writings can detect my feeling of pessimism that mere “democratic” grass-roots protest, combined with a scientific assessment from an agency of WHO that glyphosate was a “probable carcinogen” would be enough to stop the pending, twice-postponed EU Commission renewal of the expiring license for glyphosate in the EU. It almost doesn’t matter at this point what the ultimate vote is when the next EU Commission glyphosate meeting is convened. The genie is out of the bottle. One of the world’s most important eugenics projects to maim and ultimately reduce human population is on the brink of being banned much as DDT decades ago.

May 24 08:44

OBAMA LIFTS ARMS EMBARGO TO THE “POLICE STATE” OF VIETNAM

Don’t let anyone tell you Barack Obama’s a lame duck. Our CEO of war was recently spotted in Southeast Asia spreading around some of that famous peace and democracy.

Vice News reports:

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that Washington would fully lift an embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, despite human rights organizations describing it as “among the world’s most repressive regimes.”

The decision to lift the arms trade ban, which followed intense debate within the Obama administration, suggested that US concerns about China’s assertiveness outweighed arguments that Vietnam had not done enough to improve its human rights record and that Washington would lose leverage for reforms.

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The unrelenting state of siege against human and political rights by the Vietnamese government against its own people means absolutely nothing to President Obama, or the people around him; this is all about the money the US military/industrial complex will make off of the coming weapons sales to Vietnam.

May 24 08:44

Israel: Assad must go

It's time for Israel to take a stand on the war in Syria: Moral and strategic concerns dictate that we must oppose Assad and work to push him out of power.

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"Moral?!?"

May 24 08:42

Brainwashing Methods: How They Program Your Mind

YOU ARE BEING BRAINWASHED. You don’t have to like it, but most people do. There has always been an “opiate for the masses”. It is a necessary part of the civilized world. Imagine if everyone was running around with a free thinking mind of their own. People would work less and less, demanding more and more pay. Parents would trust their children to make decisions on their own. Teachers would teach information based on research, instead of curriculum. Students would learn, instead of achieving grades.

Fortunately, You don’t have to worry about that. You are being brainwashed.

May 24 08:41

Silenced Before We Could Speak! Washington State Sanders Supporters Blocked At Caucus

Bernie Sanders won Washington by almost 3 to 1, but now all of the problems are obvious to me; as a duly elected county level delegate, I was not allowed to speak for my presidential candidate.

It is very clear to me the DNC is abnegating this Washington state victory by blocking some of his strongest and most consistent supporters, like me.

I arrived at the Washington Congressional District caucus and went to the table to get my number to give my speech as a national delegate, but was told that I wasn't on the list.

I am not upset that I didn't get selected to go to the National Convention; I am upset that I wasn't even given a chance to be elected.

May 24 08:39

Israeli Weimar: It Can Happen Here

The main sentence was: “If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016.”

All hell broke loose. What!!! Traces of Nazism in Israel? A resemblance between what the Nazis did to us with what we are doing to the Palestinians?

May 24 08:39

Hollywood Director And Scientist Michael Crichton Explains Why He Became Skeptical Of Global Warming

How The Harvard-Trained Scientist Converted From Climate Disciple To Global Warming Skeptic...

This is really good...

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May 24 08:39

The Unraveling of Zionism?

Ideological movements, be they religious or secular, are demanding and Procrustean movements. By ideological movements I mean those that demand of their adherents resolute belief in some “deep set of truths” posited by a deity, by supposed immutable historical laws, or by some other equally unchallengeable source. Their followers, once initiated, or even just born into the fold, are expected to stay there and, as the saying goes, “keep the faith.”

However, in cultural, political and religious terms there are no eternal deep truths. History has an abrasive quality that erodes our beliefs in this god and that law. Though the process might take a longer or shorter time to manifest itself, yesterday’s faith will at some point start to ring less true. At some point followers start to fall away.

May 24 08:38

What Britain Forgot: Making Things Matters

At the root of this inability to stage a real recovery is the serious imbalance that has developed in the past few decades – namely, the over-development of the UK financial sector and the atrophy of manufacturing.

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The same problem we have here in the US!

May 24 08:38

The Latest: Russia denies losing helicopters at Syrian base

The Russian military says it has called for a 72-hour cease-fire in Syria between government and opposition forces in two Damascus suburbs.

In a statement issued late Monday, Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko says this would allow Russian war planes to carry out airstrikes against the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida.

May 24 08:36

Details of Ukrainian Equipment Losses Confirm Scale of Ukraine’s Defeat

Data published by the International Institute of Strategic Studies confirms that during the fighting in the Donbass in 2014 and early 2015 Ukraine lost more than half its military equipment.

May 24 08:36

"PRE-CRIME" ARRIVES IN CHICAGO - BIG DATA TELLS COPS WHO'S NEXT TO BE SHOT

In Chicago, where homicides are out of control and estimated to top 550 in 2016 (the most since 2012), police are so desperate to correct the problem that they are throwing good old fashioned police work to the wind, and turning to 'Minority Report'-esque algorithms to do the work for them.

Authorities assume that by narrowing down the key players that are most likely to be involved in violence will allow them to stop it. Of course, civil liberties being irrelevant in today's world, the program is in use already. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says that there is a small segment of people driving the violence, and although homicides are on the rise after three years of the program, the "Strategic Subject List" generated by the fourth revision of the algorithm is the answer to stopping them. Supporters of the program point to statistics such as 117 of the 140 people arrested in a drug and gang raid last week being on the list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Grinding poverty, coupled with the offshoring/outsourcing of meaningful, well-paying jobs, are two of the biggest culprits in spawning violence in our inner cities, because in American society, if it is done intelligently and brutally enough, crime does pay.

The people living in America's inner cities understand this, because they see politicians at the highest level of American government (literally) get away with murder, when it suits their political agenda, and can do it with absolute impunity.

While the "special interest list" may help a little, it does nothing to actually address the root causes of such violence at all, because the answers here are economic, and they cannot be resolved by more repressive policing, or more algorithms.

Rahm Emanuel's tenure as mayor of this city has been an absolute, epic fail at every level, and the explosion of crime under his watch has been no exception.

Yet I have to wonder, just for speculation, and to "cement" her relationship to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at an even deeper level, if Hillary Clinton might be contemplating a Vice Presidential nomination for Mayor Emmanuel at the Democratic Convention, to utterly insure all the political clout of AIPAC is behind her, and her alone.

After all, he was senior adviser for policy and strategy in the Clinton Presidency.

Stranger things have happened in American politics, and right now, given the reality that Trump is pulling ahead of Clinton in the national polls, I would not bet against such a move.

May 24 08:36

Liberation of Raqqa Similar to ‘Capture of Berlin in WWII’

The upcoming liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group Daesh can be compared geopolitically to the capture of Berlin during World War II, member of political division of the Social-Nationalist Party of Syria, Tariq al-Ahmad said.

May 24 08:35

ISRAEL WILL REAP WHAT IT SOWS ….

Is Sharp Turn to Right Planting ‘Seeds of Fascism’ in Israel?

May 24 08:34

FUNNY WISDOM OF OUR BEST FRIENDS

May 24 08:30

Russia killed 28,000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief

Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed.

May 24 08:29

French Police Break Up Refinery Blockade In Anti-Reform Showdown

French police using water cannon and tear gas broke up a strike picket that was blocking access to a large oil refinery in the southern port area of Marseille on Tuesday in a government versus union showdown over contested labor law reforms.

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Vous faire avec moins de sorte que les banquiers peuvent avoir plus, et vous l'aimerez!*

*You will make do with less so the bankers can have more, and you will like it!

May 24 08:28

China Quietly Prepares Golden Alternative to Dollar System

China, as current chair of the G-20 group of nations, called on France to organize a very special conference in Paris. The fact such a conference would even take place in an OECD country is a sign of how weakened the hegemony of the US-dominated Dollar System has become.

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"NUKE 'EM! NUKE 'EM! NUKE 'EM!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 24 08:26

Donald Trump’s Five Questions on US Foreign Policy

Along with his self-congratulatory bombast, Donald Trump has offered a rare critique of Official Washington’s “group think” about foreign policy, including the wisdom of NATO expansion and the value of endless war, notes John V. Walsh.

“Only Donald Trump (among the Presidential candidates) has said anything meaningful and critical of U.S. foreign policy.” No, that is not Reince Priebus, chair of the RNC, speaking up in favor of the presumptive Republican nominee. It is Stephen F. Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Russian History at Princeton and NYU, a contributing editor for The Nation, that most liberal of political journals.

May 24 08:11

Americans: A Conquered People: The New Serfs. “Russia and China stand between Washington and Washington’s Goal of Hegemony over the Entire World”

As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people.

Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will.

May 24 08:10

Three Suggested Aims of US Central Command General’s Secret Visit to Syria

Commenting on a secret visit of US Central Command General Joseph Votel to Syria, Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman suggested to Sputnik three possible motives for the trip, which marks the highest-ranking US military officer known to have entered Syria since 2014.

May 24 08:07

U.S. GOVERNMENT SECRETLY DESTROYED EVIDENCE IN TRIAL OF ACCUSED “9/11 MASTERMINDS”

In another setback for the death penalty trial of the five men accused of aiding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, two defense lawyers for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed say the U.S. government secretly destroyed relevant evidence.

On May 11, defense lawyers for the accused mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks asked for judge Col. James Pohl and the prosecution team to be recused from the trial, and for the case to be shut down. Defense lawyers David Nevin and Maj. Derek Poteet say that the U.S. government destroyed evidence related to the case, according to the New York Times. The two men are unable to provide further details because the issue is classified, but Mr. Nevin said the evidence was “favorable” to the defendants.

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It is very clear to me that the evidence which was destroyed may well have exonerated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and that was precisely why it was destroyed by the US government.

May 24 08:04

TSA head of security 'removed from his position'

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration asked its head of security to turn in his badge and bright blue gloves. Kelly Hoggan has been 'removed from his post.'
An internal TSA memo distributed today and leaked to Reuters says the decision to remove and replace Kelly Hoggan came after the most recent round of complaints over impossibly long lines at TSA airport security checkpoints. The memo came from agency head Peter Neffenger.

The change was announced Monday night by the House Oversight Committee's official Twitter account.

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OK, that's a decent start; but in light of the fact that the TSA has proven itself pathologically incapable of catching any bad guys, or finding the practice bombs in luggage, why don't we disband this abysmally dysfunctional agency completely, and replace it with something far smarter, and far more respectful of passengers in the first place?!?

May 24 07:58

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm

A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.

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This is, in one of the most "in-your-face" examples of how the Clintons think, and how they behave.

If Hillary wins/steals the White House, do you think, for one millisecond, that she will be have any differently?!?

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