CURRENT EVENTS

Aug 28 07:46

Washington Sabotages Russian/Ukrainian Summit

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko met in Minsk. It was their first official bilateral meeting. They discussed relevant geopolitical issues. Key is resolving Southeastern Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.
Putin urges doing it peacefully. Poroshenko’s continues war without mercy. He deplores democracy. He wants freedom fighting self-defense forces crushed. He wants unchallenged hardline rule.
He lied saying his visit was “to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise. The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account.”
His actions speak louder than words. Peace is an executive decision away. He can make it by calling off his dogs. He can choose diplomacy over confrontation. He can order a ceasefire. He can do so straightaway. He can meet face-to-face with Southeastern Ukrainian leaders. He can respect their democratic credentials. He can listen to their demands.

Aug 28 07:42

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

The demand conveyed in the above box is plastered on top of the most non-Christian web site on the internet: CUFI, Christians United for Israel. Would that it would read: Christians United for Isolation of Israel, then it would offer a Christian message of a peaceful means to stop genocide in Palestine. The very thought that an organization could call itself Christian and demand that Christians support the wanton slaughter of children and mothers and fathers caught like animals in a cage and mercilessly shot to death borders on the actions of human madness. What ministers of god would dare such mendacity in Christ’s name? How abhorrent.

Aug 28 07:40

Bill Gates Sets His Sights on the NRA

Things are about to get interesting for the National Rifle Association: Bill Gates has set his sights on the NRA and their opposition to stricter gun control.

Whenever Bill Gates gets involved in politics or social issues, the world tends to sit up and take note. Things should be no different now that he’s chosen to donate $1 million to Initiative 594, which would impose a mandatory criminal background check for every firearm purchase, regardless of where it’s sold.

There’s no doubt that the NRA and the rest of the gun lobby has a great deal of power on their side, but Gates is hardly the first activist to throw his weight behind efforts to oppose them. Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, has also vowed to take part in gun control campaigns.

Aug 28 07:39

40 Holocaust survivors condemn ‘massacre’ of Palestinians, call for BDS against Israel

40 survivors of the Holocaust signed the letter and 287 descendants of victims also added their names.

A group of Holocaust survivors and descendants of those targeted by Nazi Germany have harshly criticized Israeli actions in Gaza and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Following a letter from survivors of the Holocaust printed in the New York Times on Saturday, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which helped coordinate the letter, organized a press call Monday, where some of those who signed the letter spoke out against the assault on Gaza.

Aug 28 07:33

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. For centuries, political and financial elites have been sinking ships, setting buildings on fire, assassinating diplomats, overthrowing elected leaders, and blowing people up, then blaming these disasters on convenient scapegoats so that they can induce fear in the public and transfer more power to themselves.

Skeptics might argue whether certain calamities have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be false-flag events, but no one can argue that such tactics have not been used by the establishment in the past. Governments have openly admitted to creating bloody and catalyzing tragedies under false pretenses, like Operation Gladio, a false-flag program in Europe supported by European and American covert agencies which lasted decades, from the 1950s to the 1990s...

Aug 28 07:22

Woman Killed By Cop's Stray Bullet,

Man With Unloaded Gun Charged With Her Death

Aug 28 04:14

BP refinery explosion rocks Whiting, no injuries reported

WHITING, Ind. – An explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has rattled nearby homes. No injuries have been reported and no evacuation has been ordered.

A Whiting Fire Department spokesman said the explosion late Wednesday could be heard clearly several blocks from the plant. However, when fire commanders called plant officials to see if assistance was needed, they were told only to stand by.

Plant officials say the plant’s fire department was handling the incident. Officials at the BP plant, just east of Chicago, did not immediately provide details about the explosion.

The Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday was the anniversary of a 1955 explosion in Whiting that killed two people.

Aug 28 04:14

California Police Department Ordered to Get Rid of MRAP Military Vehicle

The $700,000 dollar vehicle was acquired for free just a few weeks ago through the U.S. military surplus program that has seen police departments across America obtain vehicles and equipment that were formerly used by the Army to occupy towns and hunt insurgents. -- However, after numerous complaints and protests by residents, Davis City Council has given its police department two months to either destroy or otherwise remove from operation the mine resistant ambush vehicle.

Aug 28 04:11

The Road To World War 3: Russia And Ukraine Are Now Engaged In A Shooting War

Russian soldiers and Ukrainian soldiers are now shooting at each other in eastern Ukraine. Could this conflict ultimately lead us down the road to World War 3? This week, a very robust force of “tanks, artillery and infantry” has opened up a “third front” in the Ukrainian civil war in a part of southeastern Ukraine that had not seen much fighting yet.

Aug 28 04:07

The Big One: CDC whistleblower goes public Now

Here it is. All the people who said we were making it up, inventing charges of fraud at the CDC…well, here it is. CDC Whistleblower William Thompson’s own statement, released from his lawyer’s office today.

Aug 28 03:25

Wallace Shawn on Gaza: "The Anger of the Palestinians Cannot Be Ended by Killing Their Children"

. . . . unfortunately, many members of the show business community are not very aware of the tragic history of the Palestinian people. And yet the fact is that in my own lifetime (I was born in 1943) the Palestinian people have been expelled from their land and subjected to unceasing and unjustifiable torment, including a brutal occupation and, in Gaza, a regime in which an entire population has been placed on a starvation diet.

Anyone who learns more about what has happened can't help but realize that the anger of the Palestinians cannot be ended by killing their children. That is a fantasy. Human beings simply aren't made that way.

Aug 28 02:40

Venezuela Will Begin Fingerprinting Grocery Shoppers To Control How Much Food They Buy

Venezuela’s food shortage is so bad the country is mandating that people scan their fingerprints at grocery stores in order to keep people from buying too much of a single item.

Aug 28 01:11

Fed’s low interest rates could bring ‘scary’ 60% market crash

Markets could soon face a fall of up to 60 percent, two experts told CNBC on Wednesday. -- A jolt to international confidence in central banks will lead to a 30 to 60 percent market decline, David Tice, president of Tice Capital and founder of the Prudent Bear Fund, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” When this happens, he said, markets will face a “period of extreme turmoil.”

Aug 27 19:43

Nearly 200 state and local police departments have been suspended from a Pentagon program to procure surplus military equipment

after it was learned the weapons and equipment could not be accounted for

Aug 27 19:35

Privacy Concerns Raised over Disclosure of Tacoma Police Use of 'Cell Site Simulator'

The Tacoma Police Department confirmed Wednesday it has been using a sophisticated ‘cell site simulator’ for the past five years that enables it to zero in on a person’s cellular device, but said it does not snoop or collect data on the general public.

Aug 27 19:29

Inside The Hidden Cellphone Network SS7

Aug 27 19:14

Kiev Forces Defeated in East Ukraine. Could Obama’s Legacy Be Destroyed by His Ukraine Policy?

The Ukrainian Government that the Obama Administration installed after Obama’s successful coup d’etat in Ukraine is now crashing and burning in the process of the newly installed Government’s ethnic-cleansing program to get rid of the people in Ukraine’s southeast, the area of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly for the President whom the Obama Administration (the State Department and the CIA) had overthrown in February.

The residents there rejected this new Government; this new Government is trying to exterminate them; and the local rebel-fighters against that are winning, and are decimating thousands of troops who were sent in to kill them and their families, and are shooting down many of the bombers that have been sent in to bomb them.

Aug 27 18:48

Federal 2nd Court of Appeals rules that SWAT teams are not protected by "qualified immunity" when responding with unnecessary and inappropriate force. This case was from a no knock warrant with stun grenades and will set national precendent.

A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend.

Aug 27 18:46

Christopher Bollyn - "The Islamic State and John McCain"

Why has Sen. John McCain supported the gang of terrorists who behead innocent American journalists? Why is a leader from the U.S. Congress meeting with and supporting groups of mad-dog fanatics in the Middle East; the very same groups who we now find ourselves at war with? Why is the U.S. waging war against the militant and extremist groups in the Middle East that it helped create and arm in the first place?

Aug 27 18:36

"Economic data show that if Britain were to join the United States, it would be the second-poorest state, behind Alabama and Missouri and only just ahead of Mississippi"

If Britain was to leave the European Union and join the US, it would be poorer than all of the other states in America apart from Mississippi, new figures suggest.

The figures, produced by Fraser Nelson, the Editor of The Spectator, also said that without the South-east, Britain could be considered worse off than America's most-deprived state as well.

Aug 27 18:19

Man Who Lived Through Cold War Says Terrorist Group ‘Imminent Threat’ To America

A 67-year-old man who as a young boy lived under constant fear the Soviets would launch nuclear missiles at his beloved country and wipe out everyone and everything he loved characterized a terrorist group as an “imminent threat to every interest we have” late last week, sources confirmed.

Aug 27 17:26

Pakistan premier refuses to resign amid mass protests

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to step down amid mass protests in front of parliament calling for the government’s resignation.

“We are not going to be diverted by these things,” Sharif said on Wednesday, referring to calls for his resignation by thousands of protesters camped outside the parliament during the crisis which erupted two weeks ago.

The statement comes as cleric Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri issued on August 25 a 48-hour deadline for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. . .

. . . Sharif has ordered the Supreme Court to build an investigative team to look into the elections, but has said he will not resign.

Aug 27 17:05

Syria’s Assad forms new government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government less than three months after being re-elected for a third term.

On Wednesday, Assad formed his new government that consists of 11 new ministers, including Hassan al-Nuri, his rival in the latest presidential election.

Nuri has been assigned as the minister of administrative development, while other ministerial posts remained unchanged, including the prime minister as well as foreign and defense ministers.

Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, or 10,319,723 of 11,634,412 votes cast in the election held on June 3.

Aug 27 17:00

Mr. James Corbett - "MH17 FULLY EXPOSED!!"

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster?

(link to video - approx. 1 hour)

Aug 27 16:52

10 Conspiracy Theories That Came True

Despite the fact that the term “conspiracy theory” has been weaponized by the establishment as a pejorative slur against anyone who questions the official narrative of any government pronouncement, there are innumerable examples throughout history of conspiracies that were proven to be true

Aug 27 16:12

White House Jokes About Spying on the Press: ‘We Are Always Watching’

Wednesday at the press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest joked with Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry that the administration is “always watching,” despite Henry’s colleague James Rosen having been monitored by the Justice Department and labeled him a “criminal co-conspirator” in order to obtain a warrant to gain access to the reporters personal phone and emails.

Aug 27 14:57

NYC Council Members Want to Treat Gun Owners Like Sex Offenders

Several members of New York’s City Council want to create a public “gun offender” registry modeled after current sex offender registries, which would ultimately list names, addresses and photos of New Yorkers who violate gun control laws.

Aug 27 14:50

Watch Jon Stewart trash the media coverage of Ferguson

Jon Stewart has been on vacation, but the Daily Show returned last night. Nearly the entire episode was devoted to Ferguson -- the story that dominated the news for the entire time he was away.

Aug 27 14:18

Gun-rights groups say more and more women are locking and loading

Nearly 79 percent of firearms retailers reported an increase in female customers between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. -- Women also have become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.

Aug 27 14:09

4-Year Low on Tap for Labor Day Gas Prices

The average pump price of a gallon of gas is expected to reach $3.41 by the Labor Day weekend, down more than a penny from Wednesday’s price and down more than 2.5 cents from last Friday’s price. The holiday price is 18 cents below last Labor Day and a whopping 42 cents below the Labor Day 2012 price.

Aug 27 13:50

Dozens of Businesses Move HQs Outside America Under Obama

This process, called inversion, has been occurring more and more often, despite the fascistic suggestion by President Obama that headquartering outside the United States represents a betrayal of God and country. Members of the Obama administration have taken to labeling business inversions a lack of “economic patriotism” – presumably under the assumption that to stay in America, cut jobs, and lose all profits in order to pay higher taxes represents a sort of higher moral value than moving one’s headquarters and continuing to pay millions of workers and reward consumers with better and cheaper products.

Aug 27 13:41

Poll: People are self-censoring discussion of the NSA on Facebook and Twitter

A newly released poll from Pew Research found a “spiral of silence” on the topic of mass NSA surveillance in which social media users are unwilling to discuss the issue online, particularly if their friends do not agree with them. Notably, this self-censorship was far more prevalent on the internet than in real life:

Aug 27 13:36

Prof Threatens To Lower Students’ Grades For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Sneezes

According to the #6 under the “Behavioral Deduction” section of the syllabus, students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!”

Aug 27 13:35

Stocks Soar as Bankrupt U.S. Economy Stagnates

It's a fact: America is technically bankrupt.

Aug 27 13:32

Watch: A brief explanation of Libya’s demise

For the casual observer, the crisis in Libya has spun beyond comprehension.

Gone is the simple dichotomy of Muammar Gaddafi versus “the revolutionaries”.

Nor do the equally binary “Islamist versus secularist” or “liberal versus conservative” models fully apply in Libya where there are no “seculars” or real liberals to speak of.

Instead, what we have is numerous factions with different international and domestic connections, varying goals and competing interests. It is a complex picture of Islamists, organised crime, ultra-conservatives and traditionalists.

The video, reproduced courtesy of Middle East Eye, outlines briefly the political turmoil that has wracked Libya since the overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 and culminated in the seizure and destruction of Tripoli airport by Islamist militias on 23 August 2014.

Aug 27 13:24

Border chaos: 375,000 pending immigration cases, Obama lawyers AWOL

Two top federal judges Wednesday said the nation’s immigration courts are in chaos, with the backlog of cases at an historic high of 375,000 for just 227 judges, leading to a minimum three-year delay in hearings for illegal immigrants.

Aug 27 13:18

FDA Warns Travelers To Tell TSA About Any Prescription Drugs They Have

In a new video alert the FDA just posted titled “Traveling with Prescription Medications,” Lindsay Davison, a health promotion officer at the FDA, warns travelers about traveling with pharmaceutical medication. Travelers are advised to notify TSA officers of any prescriptions they possess and produce said medications before the screening begins.

Aug 27 13:12

Homeless Woman Says Deputy Used Excessive Force

A homeless, handicapped woman says she was attacked by a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy, simply because she is homeless.

Aug 27 13:08

WWII Veteran Grabs Robber’s Gun, Pulls Own Weapon, Shoots Suspect Six Times

On August 23 2014, an 89-year-old World War II veteran grabbed an armed robber’s gun, then pulled out his own gun and wrestled with the suspect before shooting him six times.

Aug 27 13:01

Central California residents rely on bottled water as wells run dry

Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville, many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water.

Explain to me again why Jerry Brown wants to WELCOME in more ILLEGALS to a place with already SCARCE resources?

Aug 27 12:55

DRUDGE : “FEDS: RUSSIANS HACKED AMERICAN BANKS”

Russian hackers attacked the U.S. financial system in mid-August, infiltrating and stealing data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least one other bank, an incident the FBI is investigating as a possible retaliation for government-sponsored sanctions, according to two people familiar with the probe.

Aug 27 12:08

America’s Corrupt Institutions — Paul Craig Roberts

Judges prefer plea bargains despite the fact that plea bargains amount to self-incrimination, because plea bargains dispense with time-consuming trials that cause backed-up and crowded court dockets. Trials also demand far more work on the part of a judge than accepting a plea bargain.

The fact of the matter is that in America today you are expected to convict yourself. Even your lawyer expects it. The torture is not physical; it is psychological. The system is severely biased against the defendant. Conviction by a jury brings a much heavier sentence than conviction by a deal that the defendant’s attorney negotiates with the prosecutor’s office. All the prosecutor wants is a conviction. Give him his conviction for his record as an effective prosecutor, and you get off lighter.

The injustice lies in the fact that the rule applies to the innocent as well as to the guilty.
The prosecutor and often the judge do not care whether you are innocent or guilty, and your lawyer knows that it does not matter to the outcome.

Aug 27 11:36

Despite calls for humanity, Detroit resumes water shutoffs

CITIZEN ADVOCATES WARN THAT THE “WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING” AS CITY CUTS OFF WATER TO THOUSANDS OF MOST IMPOVERISHED RESIDENTS

Aug 27 11:17

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

"The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis..." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1AUMFKP

Aug 27 11:15

Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse

Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images

Aug 27 11:15

IOF Soldier of the Prisoners Pictures Scandal Hit by Palestinian Resistance

Eden Nagar was one of two persons hit by a rocket launched from Gaza on August 22, 2014. The event was published two days afterwards. In 2010, she was named Eden Abergil and caused a worldwide scandal after publishing images photographed throughout Operation Cast Lead while she was an IOF soldier. In the pictures, she posed next to Palestinian detainees. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1mSXCnR

Aug 27 11:13

Fascism Grips Israel

Creeping fascism threatens Jews and non-Jews alike. So does the scourge of Zionism. It made Israel a killing machine. Palestinians bear the brunt of its barbarism. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1tcEicv

Aug 27 11:12

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow's Israel... "For me, personally, Arabs are something I can't look at...If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won't think twice." Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1wDCsUi

Aug 27 11:11

Rotherham sex abuse: Shock report reveals 1400 children were sexually exploited over 16-year period

Child sexual abuse suppressed or ignored in Rotherham

Aug 27 11:11

Gaza War Fringes: Israel Annuls British Law on Arabic Language

While a Gaza War long-term ceasefire is being announced by all actors except Israel, the Knesset announced on August 26, 2014, a new law abolishing Arabic as an official language in Israel. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1qL3u3M

Aug 27 11:09

Israel v. Palestine: MSM Unreported Truths

Israel’s Operation Protective Edge aggression entered day 51. Mass slaughter and destruction continue. MSM scoundrels largely lost interest. Killing Palestinians no longer matters. Justifiable outrage is absent. Read more -> http://sabbah.in/1rAxkOx

Aug 27 11:08

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

Under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza. By doing so, the ICC is not living up to its mandate. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1AULlI1

Aug 27 10:15

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge demand left Isle of Colonsay without water

AN island was left without water when too many of its residents made demands on the supply at the same time for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Aug 27 10:14

Ferguson, MO, which has a population of 21,135, issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses in 2013.

To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations.

Aug 27 09:44

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is a former defense lawyer who represented several CIA officials in matters relating to the agency’s detention and interrogation program. Now he’s in a key position to determine what parts of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,300-page report will be made public.

Litt’s involvement doesn’t appear to be an ethics issue, at least by the legal definition. But experts say that while it may be acceptable on paper, his involvement in the review should have been a red flag.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The entire report should be released, completely unredacted, so that Americans know just precisely what was done to these prisoners of war.

Of course, that will happen when pigs fly.

Aug 27 08:55

Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week.

At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that police records showed that East Point officers had discharged their Tasers 13 times to make Gregory Towns, who was handcuffed, get up and walk.

“This is a direct violation of their own rules,” Stewart explained, according to WSB-TV. “You cannot use a Taser to escort or prod a subject.”

“They used their Tasers as a cattle prod on Mr. Towns.”

Stewart said that he pieced together what led up to Towns’ April 11 death using official city records and eyewitness accounts.

“He wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t being abusive. He was saying, ‘I’m tired,’” the attorney pointed out.

Aug 27 08:35

"No police department should get federal funds unless they put cameras on officers, [Missouri] Senator Claire McCaskill says."

No police department should get federal funds unless they put cameras on officers, Sen. Claire McCaskill says.
Such a requirement would represent a "great legacy" to come from the death of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, the Democratic senator from Missouri said.

Aug 27 08:35

N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson

North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others.

Aug 27 08:35

Study: Couples who smoke marijuana are less likely to engage in domestic violence

Marital marijuana?
A new study by researchers at the University of Buffalo finds a significantly lower incidence of domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot. "Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV [intimate partner violence] perpetration," the study concludes.

Aug 27 08:24

Lockdown in Cardiff: City turned into high security 'prison' with 10 mile 'ring of steel' ahead of Nato conference

Police have erected nine feet high security fencing around Celtic Manor resort in Newport and Cardiff city centre.

150 world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron will meet in South Wales on September 4 and 5.

Kim Howells, former foreign office minister, fears that home grown Islamic State terrorists could be planning to attack.

More than 9,000 officers from across the UK have been drafted in to police event and traffic disruptions are likely.

The total cost for security is not yet known and is expected to be published after the summit by the Government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People of Cardiff, you have my utter and complete sympathy.

I remember when President Obama was here for the APEC conference (the Asian Pacific Economic Conference) and Mike and I were headed down the hill to drop me off at church, so that I could sing with our choir, and the entire bloody cross-street was blocked off with soldiers carrying loaded rifles, and no one could get through.

Ultimately, after we turned around and got back home, I had to call our director, and explain that I was unable to get to church because of all the guys carry rifles, and he was quite understanding.

It felt rather as though the Constitution and Bill of Rights had been suspended on Oahu for that day, and I found myself very, very angry.

Aug 27 08:03

F-15 military jet crashes in Virginia

An F-15 military jet crashed in western Virginia early Wednesday, according to local media reports.

In Deerfield, Virginia, multiple news outlets have reported already that an aircraft crashed shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time in a wooded part of the region around 180 miles west of Washington, DC. By 10:30, the news site had confirmed that a spokesperson for the National Travel Safety Board identified the aircraft as a military jet.

Officials with the August County Sheriff’s Office told a local ABC News affiliate that a loud boom had been heard in the mountainous part of Deerfield at around 9:15 a.m., and that witnesses reported black smoke emerging from the scene. The News Leader also reported that Virginia State Police had been notified roughly at the same time of a plane crash, and that the debris was likely that of an F-15 jet.

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Aug 27 07:41

Muhammad – the Founder of Islam – Specifically CONDEMNED AS SINNERS Anyone Who Failed to Protect Christians or Interfered with Christians’ Ability to Practice their Own Faith

Muslims Who Persecute Christians Are Violating a DIRECT ORDER from Muhammad

ISIS and other Muslim extremists who persecute Christians are disobeying a direct order from Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

Specifically, in 626 AD, Muhammad issued The Achtiname of Muhammad, also known as the Covenant or (Holy) Testament (Testamentum) of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Achtiname – shown above – ordered Muslims to protect and defend Christians, and condemned as sinners Muslims who mistreated Christians:

Aug 27 07:17

US Congressman says 'incestuous relationship' between CDC and vaccine manufacturers needs to be scrutinized

A Florida congressman known for taking on corruption in the political establishment is calling for a full investigation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was recently exposed for concealing data linking the MMR vaccine with autism. Congressman Bill Posey from Florida's 8th District says the CDC simply can't be trusted to honestly investigate vaccine safety, because the agency has an "incestuous relationship" with the vaccine industry.

Aug 27 06:46

Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

A ceasefire is not enough. Rebuilding Gaza is not enough. Even ending the siege would not be enough. It would only be the start.
We have to say never again. Never again must Israel be allowed to massacre Palestinians as it has in Gaza in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and 2014 – the years since it decided to turn Gaza into a giant open-air prison.

Aug 27 06:31

Video: Ask Redskins Fans What They Think of Changing the Name

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph traveled to FedEx field to ask Redskins fans what they think of the team’s name and how they would feel if the name was changed.

Aug 27 06:24

Washington Imam says attacks are coordinated by FBI, CIA

Imam of Masjid al-Islam in Washington Imam Abdul Alim Musa, an outspoken critic of US policies regarding Israel, says he continues to receive life threats.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV, he said a group of gunmen on Friday attacked him in Oakland, California and violently assaulted him and the mosque he was in.

The Imam said the attack was a coordinated attempt by the FBI and the CIA.

Suddenly “several people came, led by one person who used to be with us and they had guns. They pulled out guns and they tried to break into the Masjid and I told them of course you cannot come,” said Imam Musa about the incident.

“We were in front of our Masjid last Friday, to tell the people that we are not going to have Salat al-Jumah (Friday Prayer) because it is a source of Fitna until we clean up the activities around the Masjid,” he said.

Aug 27 06:07

Lawyer wants feds to probe BLM shooting of pedestrian near Red Rock

A Las Vegas attorney invoked events in Ferguson, Mo., in a call Tuesday for federal prosecutors in Nevada to take over the investigation of the February slaying of a 20-year-old man by Bureau of Land Management rangers in a chaotic scene on a state highway.

Jacob Hafter, representing the family of D'Andre Berghardt Jr., said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has the results of a Las Vegas police investigation but doesn't have jurisdiction to prosecute because federal agents were the ones who fired the fatal shots.

"The U.S. attorney should be handling this," Hafter said in an interview after sending a letter to Wolfson. "In Ferguson, you hear that the prosecutor is taking the case to a grand jury. Here, it's been more than six months, and we don't have anything."

Aug 27 05:54

Dr. Ben Carson Flip-Flopping Record on Health Insurance

Dr. Ben Carson may or may not run for the presidency, but if he does, he will instantly become a polarizing, dividing figure. Ben Carson’s history as highly skilled pediatric neurosurgeon will be a testament to his character only, not his potential competency as a politician, and certainly not as the potential President of the United States. Carson is an outspoken conservative with a few moderate view points that may appeal to both sides. However, in his recent rhetoric, it is clear Carson is seeking to speak to the party base. Upon winning the Iowa Republican straw poll, Carson has signed up from strict scrutiny of his policy and personal beliefs. One of his biggest challenges will be overcoming his lack of a firm stance on healthcare in America.

Aug 27 05:41

New Audio Reveals Pause Of Gunfire In Michael Brown Shooting

The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man’s attorney told CNN.

In the recording, a quick series of shots can be heard, followed by a pause and then another quick succession of shots.

Aug 27 04:37

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

With what absolution then do they preach death and destruction? Shouldn’t this administration find these false prophets enemies of the people? Do they not incite to riot and enlist their minions to support illegal activities that are detrimental to the peace of America? Have they not brought America more insecurity by confirming in the minds of those fearful of a clash of civilizations that indeed America is on a crusade to destroy Islam?

Aug 27 02:31

U.S. Government to Grow Over 1,400 Pounds of Cannabis in 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Tuesday that it is drastically increasing the amount of cannabis the federal government plans to grow this year for research purposes; from 46.3 pounds, to 1,433 pounds.

Yeah . . . for pure research (because they really need to do more of that).

Aug 26 22:00

Blue Blood Democratic Law Firm Advises Senate Candidate Cyrus Habib to Dodge Tough Questions*

*Of course the motivation is pure speculation. But given the lack of any substantive response, it is a logical inference.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cyrusgate? Did Perkins Coie Advise Cyrus Habib to Ignore Four Troublesome Questions in the 48th Senate Race Against Michelle Darnell?

Remember the four (4) questions I posed to 48th District Candidates Cyrus Habib and Michelle Darnell a month ago after a completely inaccurate endorsement from the Seattle Stranger stated that Ms. Darnell was in favor of raising taxes on Joe the Plumber? Well in case you don't recall, they are linked above and replicated in the comments section below for your edification.

Aug 26 21:57

Why Isn’t The Media Outraged Over The Death Of Dillon Taylor?

Could the reason have anything to do with the fact that Dillon was a mixed race young man, and the cop was black?

Aug 26 21:43

Rumsfeld’s Roadmap To Propaganda

Aug 26 20:14

Black TV Producer Mistaken for Bank Robber by Beverly Hills PD

“Within an evening, I was wrongly arrested, locked up, denied a phone call, denied explanation of charges against me, denied ever being read my rights, denied being able to speak to my lawyer for a lengthy time, and denied being told that my car had been impounded,” Belk wrote. “All because I was mis-indentified as the wrong ‘tall, bald head, black male,’ … ‘fitting the description.'” -- Belk claimed that the incident could have been avoided with a little further sleuthing on the department's part.

Aug 26 19:11

Video: Vets Reject Obama’s Foreign Policy Ideals at American Legion Convention

Listen to the lack-of response President Obama gets from a crowded room of veterans at the American Legion’s 96th annual national convention in North Carolina while voicing some of his foreign policy ideals.

Aug 26 18:53

Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client

Aug 26 18:00

Gun control is not the answer to our crime problem: James Varney

The evidence has become clear and convincing that any push for full-blown gun control is a fool's errand, and it's well past time for gun control advocates to stop acting and thinking their opponents are crazy.

Aug 26 17:57

USC player rescues drowning nephew by jumping off 2nd floor balcony onto concrete, wrecking both his ankles, and then crawls into the pool and gets him to safety

USC cornerback Josh Shaw will be sidelined indefinitely after a heroic act left the fifth-year senior with a pair of high ankle sprains.

Aug 26 17:57

Mississippi man savagely beaten by 20 men after restaurant warned him it wasn't safe for white people to eat there

West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant.
Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating.

Aug 26 17:57

Net Neutrality is 'marxist,' according to this koch-backed astroturf group

A mysterious conservative group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has been bombarding inboxes with emails filled with disinformation and fearmongering in an attempt to start a "grassroots" campaign to kill net neutrality—at one point suggesting that "Marxists" think that preserving net neutrality is a good idea.

Aug 26 16:18

France's president replaces economy minister with "former" Rothschild Banker

President Francois Hollande replaced his maverick leftist economy minister with a former Rothschild partner on Tuesday, in a reshuffle intended to reconcile his efforts to revive the stagnant French economy with deficit-cutting orthodoxy.

Aug 26 16:17

Obama Speech Met with Tepid Applause at American Legion

President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion’s convention-goers.

Aug 26 15:57

What is the Difference Between the Democrat NationalCommitee and the Communist Party USA?

In America, conservatives have always been acutely aware of Communism, but the 47% who still approve of Barack Obama and those who are members of the Democratic Party are the dupes of those whose quest for tyrannical power permits them to tell the most appalling lies, particularly about Republicans.

The Democratic Party is so politically corrupt and devoid of moral standards that it is currently engaged in seeking to harm potential Republican presidential candidates with an utterly bogus indictment of Texas Governor Perry and the slanders leveled against New Jersey Governor Christie. It is a tactic of those who fear a loss at the ballot box.

Aug 26 15:54

Federal Government Spending $1 Million Creating Database To Track “Hate Speech” On Twitter…

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

Aug 26 15:20

Louis Freeh, Ex-Head of F.B.I., Hurt in Vermont Car Crash

Louis J. Freeh, the director of the F.B.I. from 1993 to 2001, was hospitalized on Monday after sustaining significant injuries in a one-car accident in Vermont, according to law enforcement officials.

Mr. Freeh, 64, broke at least one of his legs and required surgery, the officials said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Louis Freeh was sworn in as Director of the FBI on the very same day tat Vincent Foster was murdered. Delayed Arkanacide?

Aug 26 15:19

Local Police Departments Lose Military Assault Rifles, Humvees Given From Pentagon

Haunting images of local police officials using military-issued equipment to quell protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised new concerns about the Pentagon's controversial program to equip local and state police departments with military surplus weaponry. -- The program, now under White House review, has been plagued by messy bookkeeping, bureaucratic confusion and scores of missing weapons.

Aug 26 15:18

Saudi Arabia Remains on U.N. Human Rights Council despite 19 Beheadings, including One for “Sorcery”

Ask any human rights organization where they stand on chopping off people’s heads and they’ll probably say such actions constitute a violation of human rights. And yet, one nation that does a lot of beheadings is on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Lately, in fact, Saudi Arabia can’t seem to get enough beheadings. Its government has executed at least 19 people using this method since August 4, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Aug 26 15:12

4 Weird Decisions That Have Made Modern Cops Terrifying

In real life, a huge chunk of Americans have no trust for the police force, for reasons which should be obvious to anyone who’s paying attention to the news right now. And while the authors of this article can’t pretend to understand what it’s like to be targeted by the police, or to be a police officer, we do understand how hype works. And myth. And our.... mass media. And we think that the myth of the police officer — the the things we, as citizens, immediately assume upon seeing someone in uniform — has gotten pretty rotten. Because …

Aug 26 14:56

Superintendent Forces Students to Bend Over During Dress Code Check

“If you’re not comfortable with bending over, we might have a problem” -- Several female high school students in Noble, Okla. say their superintendent engaged in highly inappropriate behavior during a dress code check late last week.

Aug 26 14:56

Israel destroys two Gaza high rises with dozens homes & shops

25 people were injured on Tuesday when Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises containing dozens of homes and shops, according to health officials. One building collapsed and the other was severely damaging in a further escalation in seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

Aug 26 14:21

Michelle O Security Detail Shuts Down Journalists — For HER WALK?

Our producer and cameraman were surrounded by Secret Service agents and very strongly advised to stop filming. At one point, Mrs. Obama looked in their direction and said, “Don’t do that.” It’s unclear if she was telling the agents to leave us alone, or scolding us for filming on public property. -- We wondered what the big deal was. The first lady is a fierce advocate for wellness and exercise. And there she was on her vacation—getting out and actually practicing what she preaches.

Aug 26 14:17

American gangsters! Matt Taibbi & Max on suckers buying bogus & big bank mass perjury

Matt Taibbi talks about the injustice that follows the wealth divide and how Ferguson, Missouri plays into that.

Aug 26 14:12

Watch: Israel’s squatter colonies

In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, half a million Jewish squatters live in over a hundred colonies built on stolen Palestinian land.

The government of Israel says it has a right to build these colonies; the rest of the world disagrees.

Find out why Israeli Jews choose to live on stolen land, how they affect Palestinians, and why, despite international condemnation, the squatter colonies continue to grow.

Aug 26 14:11

Syrian foreign minister warns against airstrikes

Syria’s foreign minister warned the US yesterday not to conduct air strikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent.

Aug 26 14:09

Watch: US aid to Israel – the real deal

The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep, real deep. It’s based on “security”, conflict and, most of all money.

Most of the money is for the Israeli war machine. But with 2,139 people killed – most of them civilians and including 490 children – and over 10,500 wounded in Gaza, and given the Israeli Wehrmacht’s long list of human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price?

Aug 26 14:04

VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction of justice

The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.

Aug 26 14:00

Two NATO warships heading to Black Sea

A US Navy destroyer and a French frigate are expected to enter the waters of the Black Sea next week, a diplomatic and military source said.

Aug 26 13:57

Ahead of bypoll, licensed gun owners asked to deposit arms (INDIA)

“During the election, each licensed weapon will be kept in the strong room of police stations,” said the officer. (Coming to a tyrannical state near you?)

Aug 26 13:56

Gaza humanitarian situation disaster beyond imagination: Abbas

The President of Palestinian Unity government Mahmoud Abbas has described the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza strip as a disaster beyond imagination.

Aug 26 13:55

'My passenger is trying to take over!’ Pilot fights off attack by 82yo Christian missionary to safely land plane

A 23-year-old Australian pilot of a small aircraft repelled an attempt to switch off the engines from an 82-year-old passenger – himself a professional pilot – during a regional flight, before safely landing the aircraft in a field.

To overpower the passenger, Chandler repeatedly punched Nixon in the face, breaking his nose in the process. Shortly after the call, the plane made a perfectly-executed emergency landing on a farm field. Both men on-board were taken to hospital by helicopter.

Aug 26 13:34

Food Stamp Enrollments Top 45 Million 3 Years In a Row

President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democrats facing tough midterm elections in 71 days are scrambling to prop up the moribund U.S. economy in the minds of disgruntled voters. However, one of the quickest shorthand economic measurements–food stamp enrollments–paints a startling portrait of the “new normal” in the Obama economy.

Aug 26 13:25

Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Collapse of California and Ultimately the U.S.

A day prior to the meeting in the California capitol, Brown announced the collapse of the United States and the elimination of its national borders when he declared California to be wide-open to illegal immigration.

Aug 26 12:40

US Launches Surveillance Flights Over Syria: ISIS Eliminates Syrian Air Defenses

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Right on schedule and as many researchers, including myself, predicted, the Western-backed and engineered rise of ISIS across Iraq and the most likely staged Foley beheading video is now being used as justification for the violation of Syrian airspace, itself only the precursor to “targeted airstrikes” inside Syria...

Aug 26 12:31

Australian Bureau of Meteorology accused of Criminally Adjusted Global Warming

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.

Aug 26 12:25

Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked by Cop for not Rolling Down Window all the way

A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his life.

Aug 26 12:22

Feds: Cost of Healthcare.gov Estimated $1.7 Billion

The federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the beginning of open enrollment. The government is already under obligation for another $300 million, and the estimated value of the sixty contracts totals $1.7 billion. The OIG provided a summary of its findings:

Aug 26 11:15

States with medical pot see nearly 25 percent fewer fatal prescription drug overdoses

Crime rates drop. Overdose deaths drop. Potheads are better drivers with fewer accidents according to the insurance actuarials. Kills all kinds of cancer. Alleviates chronic pain. Grows new nerve cells...ect.! ect.! ect.!
GEE! Wonder why it's still illegal!

Aug 26 10:17

Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men' in parking lot after being told Waffle House 'wasn't safe for white people after Ferguson'

A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing.

Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said.

A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery.

'They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done,' Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine who had served in Iraq.

Aug 26 10:13

'We lost our jobs for reporting being raped': Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of sexual violence in the U.S. military

This is one of the many reasons that the US military will have its butt handed to it by the Russians and Chinese if the idiots in DC get their war!
By the way around 5,000 of these rapes are male on male,courtesy of the homosexual rights people. This is a big sign of a demoralized and pathetic military!
We are in big trouble folks!

The Battle Within: Sexual Violence In America's Military is a photo essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist photographer Mary Calvert
An estimated 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in the armed forces last year
Only one in seven victims reported their attacks, and only one in 10 of those cases went to trial
Most victims are forced out of the military after reporting the attacks and suffering from Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Aug 26 10:02

Family Thinks Otterbein Assault May Have Been Hate Crime

Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area.

Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the attacks.

Three attacks in less than a week in Federal Hill. We have a first look at the injuries from the most recent attack—and why the victim’s family thinks this might have been a hate crime.

It will take plastic surgery to properly fix the injury suffered by the 25-year-old victim, who asked not to be identified by name. It happened Thursday night when three African-American teenagers attacked him, throwing a rock at his face as he walked down Montgomery Street after leaving his lifeguard job at the nearby Otterbein Swim Club. Police say one of the suspects, 19-year-old Sidney Joyner, tried to stab him with a pocket knife; the victim dodged the blade.

Aug 26 09:59

NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield Against Russia

NATO officials are considering deploying a long-planned missile defense system -- aimed at protecting Europe from attacks from the Middle East -- against Russia as well, SPIEGEL has learned.

Calls for such an expansion to the system's remit, which is backed by the United States, are growing in Poland as well as in NATO member states Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. In the run-up to next week's NATO summit, the four countries called for the remaining members to agree on language at the summit that would pave the way for the plan. They feel threatened by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
But the majority of NATO members, especially Germany, are opposed to the proposal, warning that it could result in an unnecessary provocation of Moscow. Representatives of these countries have warned that NATO has for years pledged to Russia that the missile defense system would not be directed at the country. Further debate on the issue has since been delayed until after the summit.

Aug 26 09:53

A 22 yr old Australian Aboriginal woman who died in jail after twice seeking medical attention from authorities who deemed her healthy, was imprisoned over unpaid fines totalling just $1000

Julieka Dhu who was 22-years-old at the time of her death earlier this month, was in jail for four days for failing to pay a $1000 fine.
It's emerged that not only was Ms Dhu released from hospital multiple times after complaining she felt unwell but she was locked up as part of the WA government's policy of paying down outstanding fines through prison time.

Aug 26 09:53

Providing homes to the homeless is proving effective

A homelessness study has found supported accommodation could save governments millions of dollars each year.
Mission Australia provided 74 long-term homeless men in Sydney with housing, a case worker and support services over two years.

Aug 26 09:52

Woman starts massive fire to help bored firefighters

A woman who pleaded guilty to tossing a lit firework out of a car and starting a massive wildfire –to help her firefighter mates out who were ‘bored’ has been fined $7million.
Sadie Renee Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty last year for the crime of setting brush and timber on fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north central Oregon.

Aug 26 09:30

Biggest earthquake yet hits Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, as aviation industry remains on alert for another ash cloud

The earthquake reached a magnitude of 5.7, potentially leading Iceland to yet again bring the warning code to red level.

Aug 26 09:11

Cornel West slams ‘counterfeit’ Obama’s presidency

“It’s like you’re looking for John Coltrane and you get Kenny G in brown skin.”

Aug 26 08:51

Transference of Evil: Netanyahu, a Creature without Morality or Mercy

This is a Zionist world gone mad.

“…the pictures out of Gaza are heart wrenching and painful, the painful pictures of children dying… and the thousands of refugees. What goes through your mind when you see that?” Bibi’s answer is not the “banality of evil” that Hanna Arendt saw as she witnessed Eichmann’s answers at his trial, an evil of “stupidity” that excluded rational thought.

“Hamas targets civilians, we don’t… They want to pile up as many dead as they can…the more dead the better” (Netanyahu interview with Wolf Blitzer, 8/20/2014).

Aug 26 08:45

Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

The US military has been forced to destroy a top secret hypersonic weapon just four seconds after its test flight begun.

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) is designed to reach Mach 6 – or six times the speed of sound (about 5,795kmph or 3,600mph) – and allow the US to strike a target anywhere in the world in less than 60 minutes.

But military bods were forced to press the self-destruct button just a few seconds after it blasted off from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, which is about 40km (25 miles) from the town of Kodiak.

Happily no one was hurt, but there was some damage at the test facility, although it is unclear how much destruction it caused.

Aug 26 08:25

Top general: Islamic State extremists will ‘soon’ pose a threat to the United States

The US military’s top general believes Islamic State extremists will “soon” pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it, his spokesman said Monday.

US commanders are preparing possible “options” to counter IS jihadists both in Iraq as well as Syria, according to General Martin Dempsey’s spokesman, Colonel Ed Thomas.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel adopted a more strident tone last week at a Pentagon news conference, suggesting the IS militants presented a dire threat that surpassed the danger posed by the Al-Qaeda network.

But Pentagon officials insisted Hagel and Dempsey shared the same views on the IS.

Dempsey “believes that ISIS (Islamic State) is a regional threat that will soon become a threat to the United States and Europe,” Thomas said in a statement.

“He (Dempsey) believes that ISIS must be pressured both in Iraq and in Syria,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to Defense Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey: could you possibly telegraph anymore loudly that some elements in this country are gearing up for another false flag, upon which to justify yet more war against....whoever the next target is supposed to be, to prevent the collapse of the US dollar?

Gentlemen, I would strongly suggest to you that IF there is another false flag in this country, skeptical, war-weary Americans will have no stomach for it whatsoever.

Iraq has cratered; Afghanistan is cratering, and Libya has cratered, not to mention other military interventions we're not supposed to know about (like the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.)

And if such an even happens, it will demonstrate, incontrovertibly, that everything this country's military and security agencies have done to prevent it have been absolutely, thoroughly, useless and irrelevant!!

And that, gentlemen,is when the American people will wake up, and get angry.

Aug 26 07:19

The End of Liberal Zionism

The New York Times, Sunday Review, AUG. 22, 2014
Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews

Pushed to the political margins in Israel and increasingly irrelevant in the Diaspora, liberal Zionism not only lacks agency; worse, it provides cover for the supremacist Zionism dominant in Israel today. Liberal Zionists have become an obstacle to the emergence of a Diaspora Jewish movement that could actually be an agent of change.

Liberal Zionists are at a crossroads. The original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism — which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state as well as a Jewish state with a permanent Jewish majority, and standing behind Israel when it was threatened — was well intentioned. But everything liberal Zionists stand for is now in doubt.

Aug 26 05:26

Sarah Silverman wins Emmy, thanks her Jews

Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Silverman won the award for Best Writing for a Variety Show for her HBO comedy special “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.” Upon being announced as the winner, she dashed up onto the stage barefoot and thanked her agents, saying, “Thank you to my Jews at CAA.”

Aug 26 03:42

Did a Second ISIS Militant Kill James Foley? [Major CNN Backpeddling!]

You know it's all theater when film terms, like "continuity," get tossed into CNN's reports like they are everyday terminology. I'm surprised the script supervisor -- uh, I mean reporter -- didn't call the edits exactly what they are -- 'jump cuts.'

Ironically the alleged beheading victim's last name, Foley, is also post-production filmmaking term. (Often times, these idiots think they are being witty when they are just being ignorant to our intelligence, (e.g. "the base" is al Qaeda).

These reporters are acting like first-year slacker film students trying to defend their crappy project, and one of the saddest parts is that they are getting paid for their shoddy work.

Either way -- the fact that CNN is even saying that its evidence suggests at least one person involved is just a voice-actor just discredits the whole video even more. (At least in a real court of law it would.)

Aug 26 02:11

Transference of Evil: Netanyahu, a Creature without Morality or Mercy

“Hamas targets civilians, we don’t… They want to pile up as many dead as they can…the more dead the better” (Netanyahu interview with Wolf Blitzer, 8/20/2014).

Aug 25 23:24

U.S. citizen extradited from the Netherlands sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

A U.S. citizen living in Amsterdam, Netherlands, was sentenced today to serve 35 years in prison for sexually exploiting a minor in California and elsewhere and producing images of that abuse.

Aug 25 23:05

Ottawa police shoot unarmed teen 16 times while family begs them not to

POLICE IN OTTAWA, KANSAS SHOT AND KILLED AN 18-YEAR-OLD, UNARMED TEEN SATURDAY NIGHT

Aug 25 22:58

Fire and smoke, as heavy shelling hits outskirts of Donetsk

The Ukrainian city of Makeevka in Donetsk region came under artillery fire on Monday morning. A large plume of black smoke could be seen for miles, as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Aug 25 22:57

Israel launches attack on UN-run school in Gaza

In another gruesome act against Palestinians, the Israeli regime has attacked a UN school sheltering displaced and defenseless people against the Israeli offensive in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Aug 25 22:54

Ukraine's Right Sector 'seizes' Crimea reporter, AFP freelancer

Two journalists have been freed after being abducted by the Right Sector movement in Donetsk. The two are currently on their way to Crimea, according to a local human rights activist.

Aug 25 22:05

Russia’s Humanitarian ‘Invasion’

Official Washington’s war-hysteria machine is running at full speed again after Russia unilaterally dispatched a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian supplies to the blockaded Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

Before dawn broke in Washington on Saturday, “Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists” – more accurately described as federalists of southeast Ukraine who oppose last February’s coup in Kiev – unloaded desperately needed provisions from some 280 Russian trucks in Luhansk, Ukraine. The West accused those trucks of “invading” Ukraine on Friday, but it was a record short invasion; after delivering their loads of humanitarian supplies, many of the trucks promptly returned to Russia.

"I happen to know what a Russian invasion looks like, and this isn’t it. Forty-six years ago, I was ten miles from the border of Czechoslovakia when Russian tanks stormed in to crush the “Prague Spring” experiment in democracy. The attack was brutal." ~ Ray McGovern

Aug 25 20:58

New Anti Police State App Helps You “See Something, Say Something” in Real-Time

Waking Times

Recent studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions.

Aug 25 20:37

The tornado that stopped the burning of Washington

As the United States capital of Washington, D.C., burned 200 years ago today, it was an act of nature that helped to drive the British from the besieged city, and possibly save it from more destruction.

Aug 25 19:44

In Canada We're All Nazi-lovers Now

Stephen Harper has made no secret of his complete devotion to the genocidal, Russophobic neo-Nazi-backed Kiev junta and has incurred huge costs to Canada as a consequence: two hundred and twenty million dollars in cash; sanctions on Russian firms prompting retaliatory Russian sanctions costing Canadian pork producers alone the loss of over half a billion dollars in sales; millions for the supply of "non-kinetic" military aid to the genocidists of Kiev, plus the cost of sending Canadian armed forces personnel and fighter jets to Romania and Poland.

Aug 25 18:54

Gov. Christie Shifted Pension Cash to Wall Street, Costing New Jersey Taxpayers $3.8 Billion

Gov. Chris Christie's administration openly acknowledged that more New Jersey taxpayer dollars were going to land in the coffers of major financial institutions. It was 2010, and Christie had just installed a longtime private equity executive, Robert Grady, to manage the state's pension money. Grady promoted a plan to put more of those funds into riskier investments managed by Wall Street firms. Though this would entail higher fees, Grady said the strategy would "maximize returns while appropriately managing risk."

Aug 25 18:50

British Embassy celebrates the 200th anniversary of burning the White House

Yesterday marked 200 years since British soldiers set fire to the White House during the War of 1812, and the British embassy in Washington celebrated in style

Aug 25 18:29

Israel premier’s approval ratings drop: Poll

A new poll indicates that the approval ratings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dropped dramatically since the beginning of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the poll published by Israel’s Channel 2 on Monday, Netanyahu’s approval ratings plunged to 38 percent from 82 percent at the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza.

Aug 25 17:18

CDC vaccine-autism fraud: what victory looks like

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Here’s a clue: victory doesn’t look like a trickle of hidden data occasionally seeping out of a cavern.

This is all about making a case. An explosive case.

Most (honest) scientists don’t have a clue. They don’t know how or why a story explodes. They tend to favor the “trickle theory” of releasing information because it fits their notion of order and pattern.

Order and pattern have nothing to do with the asymmetrical way a story expands.

Maybe CDC whistleblower William Thompson eventually comes forward with a definitive public statement about egregious fraud at the CDC; maybe he doesn’t.

Waiting for him to do the right thing is a loser’s game.

There is another avenue to pursue:

The CDC data that would reveal fraud...

Aug 25 15:47

Baton Rouge ban of guns in bars violates Second Amendment, federal judge rules

A federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled a Baton Rouge city ordinance banning possession of firearms in places that sell alcohol, including in the parking lots of those establishments, was unconstitutional.

Aug 25 15:39

Lies Exposed: DOJ Admits "Missing" IRS Emails DO Exist

In a stunning turn of events, Department of Justice attorneys for the IRS admitted that Lois Lerner’s emails DO exist on a backup server, but said they would be hard to find.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton broke the news today...

Aug 25 15:33

Neighbor Calls Cops On Boy’s Lemonade Stand

“It’s all about profit,” said T.J., who has paired his lemonade earnings with lawn-mowing cash for an iPod, snacks, his cellphone bill, trips with his grandfather and dinners with his mother. -- But the boy’s entrepreneurial spirit has rankled at least one neighbor, who has emailed City Hall at least four times in two years and asked law enforcement to shut T.J. down.

Aug 25 15:21

Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in ‘disturbing surge of beheadings’

Saudi Arabia has beheaded at least 19 people since the beginning of August in a surge of executions, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The deaths relate to the period from 4 to 20 August and are included in the 34 deaths ordered since the beginning of January.

Aug 25 14:54

U.S. New Home Sales Fall Again

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported on Monday that new home sales fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 412,000 units, which is the lowest level since March, Reuters reported. New home sales also fell 7 percent in June.

Aug 25 14:53

89 Palestine families wiped out by Israel’s Gaza campaign

At least 89 entire families have been killed in Gaza since Israel started its military campaign, Palestinian health officials said. The Judeh family, a woman and her four children, died after an airstrike hit their house reportedly without warning.

Aug 25 14:34

Boo! Student Suspended - and ARRESTED - for Using the Scary Word GUN

Here we go again…a young man in South Carolina has become the latest victim of zero-tolerance tyranny at school.

Alex Stone, a 16-year-old student at Summerville High School, was suspended AND arrested last week for…wait for it…

…writing about killing a neighbor’s pet dinosaur with a gun.

Aug 25 14:28

Russian farmers seek profit from food ban

Russia's embargo on Western food has shocked many, but the United States' and Europe's loss will be someone's gain.

Aug 25 13:48

LAPD Let Asthmatic Die In Their Custody

In September of 2013, Los Angeles police arrested 26-year-old Jorge Azucena after he drove through a red light and led them on a short pursuit. Details of the incident are included in a recently released report by the Los Angeles Police Commission.

While on their way to a Southwest Los Angeles police station, Azucena had an asthma attack and told officers he could not breathe. According to camera footage from inside the patrol car that was recently released following an internal investigation, Azucena yelled out, “Help me, help me, I can’t breathe.” The officers mainly ignored him, and at one point an officer told the dying man, “You can breathe just fine. You can talk, so you can breathe.”

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